Gebel was a big disappointment to me. I know they based him heavily on Alucard from Castlevania but I was expecting something more epic.
He seems to be the main force of evil in the magic castle.
And the final showdown between him and Miriam has a good setting.
Since Ritual of the Night just kind of pretends that Curse of the Moon did AND didn’t happen, they have some backstory between Gebel and Miriam that I had a hard time following.
His battle is pretty easy.
If you defeat him, the game ends suddenly.
Like most Metroidvanias, there’s a true ending. So you have to use the right sword to destroy the moon and that unlocks the true ends of the game.
But Gebel still perishes anyway, What a waste of potential.