Give me a hug...
~ Midas
King Midas is the first Boss in the Nitrome game Double Edged, and is based on the mythological figure of the same name.

Game information

According to the dialogue, King Midas was given the power to turn everything into gold, but this power drove him mad and he started turning everything into gold. Previous parts of the game show gold statues of all his victims, which is an indicator that Midas walked down the same path the player is using. 

King Midas appears on the second level of the game, and resembles a walking golden statue. He has low movement speed and his only attack is the ability to turn everything he touches into gold. Since every weapon in the game needs to be used at close range, the only way for the player to defeat King Midas safely is to pick up and throw gold statues at him.