The Red Falcon is an alien creature that is one of the antagonists in the HTFA series. He is part of Bowser's army. In Japan, Red Falcon only refers to the alien army and no such alien is given that name. In addition, he is actually identified as two separate entities in Japan: his alien head form is known as Emperor Demon Java (天王鬼 ギャバ, Tennōki Java). He is inspired by H.R. Giger's Necronom IV, which is also the basis for the Xenomorphs from the Alien film series.