Bleak is a large evil snowman who appeared as a boss in Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! and Donkey Kong Land III. He is the ruler of the snowy mountain range of K3 and Primate Plains in Donkey Kong Land III. He lives in the sinister-looking north-east area of the mountain where the boss battle takes place.
He resembles an archetypical snowman, having the traditional top hat, scarf and carrot nose. However, he has a very deranged and sinister look and is quite bulbous in appearance. He also wears sleeve cuffs and fancy shoes.
Bleak is fought in Bleak's House in Donkey Kong Country 3. His main attack pattern is to stay at a distance and throw snowballs or get up close and fire cannonball-like snowballs from his hat. Bleak's weak spot is the glowing red part of his tie, and Dixie/Kiddy must throw a small snowball (much like the targets at Swanky's Sideshow) at the weak spot. Once hit a few times, Bleak will get closer and using pattern-based snowball attacks.
His level was changed to Bleak Magic. Due to limitations, Bleak was radically altered in Donkey Kong Land III. He is fought along a 2-d plane like the other bosses. Bleak will use his hat to fire snowballs in a pattern, and after a certain amount of shots a Wooden Barrel will appear. The barrel must be thrown at him, and repeat.