While his chief role is to stand at Vulkay’s side in battle to offer advice as well as carry him around, Gobol seems to develop a relationship with him in which he stays by his side and just routinely chats with him. Mentally older than Vulkay, he tends to get exasperated with the boy’s ideas and behavior, playing the straight man in the duo. While he’s displeased to have Vulkay as his partner at first, tearing up his contract with him, he’s touched by the concern Vulkay shows for him so shortly after their first meeting and eventually recognizes the boy as partner.