2. A secret, typically associated with something being evil or not socially acceptable. Most often used in the phrase "A skeleton in the closet".
2. I confessed to killing someone a long time ago and was happy to have that skeleton off my chest.
As an army, skeletons are initially threatening, but can easily be defeated by way of removing their heads, causing them to humorously stumble about in an futile effort to locate it.
At times, however, skeletons can actually be rather charming. Telling jokes, tap dancing, and frightening the elderly for laughs, these creatures will cheer you up when you're feeling down and help you through difficult times.
When wrapped in skin and stuffed with organs, they will simply become humans thus taking away their ability to remove their body parts for comedic affect.
Max: "Man, I sure do hate my neighbor"
Max: "He a goddamn skeleton, all he does is dance around with a top hat and cane while his friends use their rib cadges as musical instruments"
Joe: "Aw yeah that sucks"