List of Kirby characters
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- 1 Main characters
- 2 Main antagonists
- 3 Supporting characters
- 4 Enemies
- 5 Mini-Bosses
- 5.1 Batafire
- 5.2 Big Birdee
- 5.3 Big Metalun
- 5.4 Big Warwiggle
- 5.5 Blast Mariner
- 5.6 Blocky
- 5.7 Boboo
- 5.8 Bombar
- 5.9 Bonkers
- 5.10 Box Boxer
- 5.11 Boxy
- 5.12 Buboo
- 5.13 Bugzzy
- 5.14 Hamsturr
- 5.15 Buzzybat
- 5.16 Captain Stitch
- 5.17 Chef Kawasaki
- 5.18 Dubior
- 5.19 Efreeti
- 5.20 Fire Lion
- 5.21 Freezy Rex
- 5.22 Gao Gao
- 5.23 Giant Stactus
- 5.24 Giga Clanksprout
- 5.25 Gigant Edge
- 5.26 Grand Wheelie
- 5.27 Great Gear
- 5.28 Haboki
- 5.29 Iron Mam
- 5.30 Jukid
- 5.31 Jumpershoot
- 5.32 Kibble Blade
- 5.33 King Doo
- 5.34 King Eelongo
- 5.35 Kracko Jr.
- 5.36 Master Green
- 5.37 Master Hand
- 5.38 Megatank
- 5.39 Miasmeros
- 5.40 Moley
- 5.41 Moundo
- 5.42 Mr. Frosty
- 5.43 Mr. Tick Tock
- 5.44 Phan Phan
- 5.45 Rolling Turtle
- 5.46 Shadowbite
- 5.47 Skullseer
- 5.48 Space Kracko
- 5.49 Space Oohroo Spaceship
- 5.50 Sphere Doomer
- 5.51 Star Block Waddle Dee
- 5.52 Steelsnapper
- 5.53 Super Bonkers
- 5.54 Tedhaun
- 5.55 Telepathos
- 5.56 Tortletummy
- 5.57 Waiu
- 5.58 Water Galboros
- 5.59 Wicked Willow
- 5.60 Yuki
- 6 Bosses
- 6.1 Acro
- 6.2 Bohboh
- 6.3 Chameleo Arm
- 6.4 Computer Virus
- 6.5 Fatty Whale
- 6.6 Galacta Knight
- 6.7 Grand Doomer
- 6.8 Heavy Lobster
- 6.9 Heavy Mole
- 6.10 Ice Dragon
- 6.11 Kabula
- 6.12 Kracko
- 6.13 Lololo and Lalala
- 6.14 Meta-Knights
- 6.15 Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright
- 6.16 Paintra
- 6.17 Paint Roller
- 6.18 Poppy Bros. Jr. and Poppy Bros. Sr.
- 6.19 Pyribbit
- 6.20 Sphere Doomer
- 6.21 The Squeaks
- 6.22 Wham Bam Rock
- 6.23 Whispy Woods
- 6.24 Kirby's Epic Yarn Bosses
- 7 TV Show Characters
- 7.1 Escargoon
- 7.2 Sir Ebrum & Lady Like
- 7.3 Tiff and Tuff
- 7.4 Biblio
- 7.5 Chief Bookem
- 7.6 Doron
- 7.7 Gengu
- 7.8 Gus
- 7.9 Honey
- 7.10 Iro
- 7.11 Mabel
- 7.12 Mayor Len Blustergas
- 7.13 Melman
- 7.14 Professor Curio
- 7.15 Samo
- 7.16 Sirica
- 7.17 Spikehead
- 7.18 Tuggle
- 7.19 Yabui
- 7.20 Nightmare Enterprises
- 7.21 Monsters
- 8 References
Kirby (カービィ Kābī) is a pink "puffball" who has been the star of a number of namesake games developed by HAL Laboratory. Kirby has appeared in over twenty games since 1992 and has starred in his own animated series. The Kirby series has sold over 33 million units worldwide. The core games of the series are platformers. The villains he encounters typically threaten his home of Dream Land (プププランド Pupupu Rando, "Pupupu Land") on the planet Pop Star, most often the greedy King Dedede or the mysterious Meta Knight. The main games always have Kirby with the same basic abilities; he can walk, run, jump, float, and inhale and spit out or swallow his enemies. Following Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby was able to gain the abilities of the enemies he swallowed, such as Fire, Sword, Fighter, and Cutter. Kirby also can spit water out of his mouth while underwater. Kirby also has had his own anime.
King Dedede (デデデ大王 Dedede Daiō) is the primary villain of the series and the archenemy of Kirby, though he is sometimes an anti-hero. He is a large penguin-like creature who serves as the monarch of Dream Land, carrying a large wooden mallet and is known to be self-centered; furthermore, Dedede causes many problems for the inhabitants of Dream Land through selfish mischief. Despite this, he is not truly evil and does care for Dream Land. He and Kirby do not hesitate to team up against a common enemy. A recurring motif of the series is the assumption that Dedede has performed an act which is essentially benevolent, such as sealing away the villainous Nightmare from Kirby's Adventure, which is misinterpreted as malevolent. Dedede often pats his belly in a jolly manner, and has many of the same abilities as Kirby himself does, such as being able to inhale objects and spit them back out with tremendous force, and the ability to suck in air and fly. He can't copy abilities. Pretended in "Cartoon Buffoon" in the anime.
In the "Revenge of the King" sub-game of Kirby Super Star Ultra, a harder version of King Dedede appears as Masked Dedede (マスクド デデデ Masukudo Dedede), wearing a distinctive combat mask and wielding a giant mechanical hammer filled with multiple weapons. This version of Dedede returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, having been brainwashed and strengthened by the villain Taranza.
Meta Knight (メタナイト Meta Naito) is an enigmatic antihero character referred to as Kirby's rival, who often fights with him for different reasons, though they often arrive to the same goal. However, there is some discussion concerning whether or not the two are in another way related. He always wears a white-silver mask, and under it, he looks almost exactly like Kirby, though with a blue body and white eyes. He wears a navy blue cloak (The Dimensional Cape) that can transform into a set of wings, and he usually wields a special sword called the Galaxia Sword (though he gave the "Master Sword" in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror). He follows a code of honor and usually lends Kirby a sword before they fight to be fair. Meta Knight is voiced by Atsushi Kisaichi in Japan, Eric Stuart in the English dub of the anime, and Eric Newsome in the English version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Meta Knight is often a boss and an ally of Kirby in the games. He first appears in Kirby's Adventure in 1993, where he fights Kirby to keep him from taking a piece of the Star Rod to keep it out of Nightmare's hands.
Dark Matter (ダークマター Dāku Matā) is a species of creatures, commonly appearing as a black orb covered in orange petal-like extensions and a single red eye. It is a force of negative energy that lives a lonely existence, and it initially attacked Pop Star out of jealousy for Dream Land's lifestyle, seeking to recreate it into a dark world where no one can be happy. Dark Matter can possess other beings, putting them under its control.
A lone Dark Matter makes its debut in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and possesses King Dedede. The Rainbow Drops extract it and reveal its form as a masked, robed being wielding a magical sword. After being defeated, it assumes its small orb form as it faces Kirby. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Dark Matter returns to Pop Star and possesses many of its inhabitants. After aiding various creatures in need, Kirby eventually obtains the Love-Love Stick and enters the center of the cloud known as the Hyper Zone, and defeats the Dark Matter. After its death, Kirby faces the leader of the Dark Matter, a giant white creature with a Kirby-sized red eye known as Zero (ゼロ).
The Dark Matter returns once more in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, where they invade Ripple Star for its Crystal. When the Crystal is shattered, Kirby sets out to reassemble the pieces on five other planets before confronting a Dark Matter creature called Miracle Matter (ミラクルマター Mirakuru Matā). Its defeat repels the Dark Matter from Ripple Star, but the Crystal detects and expels a powerful presence of Dark Matter from the Fairy Queen, which goes on to form a new planet. In the core of this last world is 0² (Zero Two (ゼロツー Zero Tsū)), presumably a reincarnated version of 0 after being defeated in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It an angelic-looking form of Zero with a halo, geometric, segmented wings, and a green spiked tail.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, a Dark Matter known as Dark Nebula (Dark Zero (ダークゼロ Dāku Zero)), is the prisoner of a treasure chest which was originally in King Dedede's possession. Meta Knight realizes what is truly inside the treasure chest and suddenly steals it to prevent his release. Kirby, thinking his cake is inside, chases him to the ruins of the Halberd under the Secret Sea. Aboard the operational Halberd, the leader of the Squeaks, Daroach, manages to open the chest and releases him. However, Dark Nebula takes over his body and escapes to Gamble Galaxy. Kirby eventually fights Daroach again and Dark Nebula is forced out. Daroach relinquishes the Triple Star, a mystical rod. With his help, Dark Nebula is banished.
Dark Matter makes small cameo appearances in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby: Mass Attack. A clone of Dark Matter in its Kirby's Dream Land 2 form, now dubbed Dark Matter Clone, appears as an extra boss in Kirby: Planet Robobot. It was created from an unknown source by the supercomputer Star Dream; however, it is noted that Star Dream was unable to fully replicate Dark Matter's powers.
Nightmare (ナイトメア Naitomea), also known as The Nightmare Wizard, is the primary antagonist and the final boss of Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. After Nightmare invades the miraculous Fountain of Dreams, King Dedede splits up the Star Rod into seven pieces and gives them to his friends, preventing Nightmare from using it to spread bad dreams. Kirby, not knowing this, finds the pieces and reunites them. Nightmare soon tries to steal it, but Kirby ends up using it to defeat him. Nightmare starts out as an orb that shoots stars, and he eventually transforms into a humanoid, vampire-like being with a tornado-like cloak for a body.
Nightmare is also the main villain of the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! anime. He runs NightMare Enterprises (ホーリーナイトメア社 Hōrī Naitomea-sha, Holy Nightmare Company in the Japanese dub) . He is given the name of NME in the English version. Depicted as having a more threatening persona than in the game, he is instead bent on conquering the universe, and he dominates much of the universe from the series' beginning. He uses his ability to create an endless number of creatures known as Demon Beasts (Monsters in the English dub) to conquer civilizations. He also sells them to unsuspecting customers (Like Dedede) for a profit, via a transportation network. His only opposition are the Star Warriors and Galaxy Soldier Army, though they are wiped out before the series begins. He is an embodiment of life's fear and suffering, and so he strives to bring more pain in order to increase his power, and will always exist as long as people hold fear in their hearts. In the finale, he was destroyed by Kirby using the Star Rod.
Magolor appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, initially as a friendly character. He travels to Dream Land on an inter-dimensional ship called the Lor Starcutter. When the ship crash lands in Dream Land, Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and a Waddle Dee offer to help repair the Lor Starcutter so that he can return to a realm known as Halcandra - and as a reward for their efforts, Magolor brings Kirby and the group to Halcandra for a visit. When the group arrives, a large four-headed dragon known as Landia attacks and shoots down the Lor Starcutter for an unknown reason. Angry that they have been trapped, Magolor sends Kirby and the group to defeat Landia.
In truth, Magolor is a power hungry villain who is secretly using the four to defeat Landia for him, so that he could obtain the Master Crown. The Master Crown grants limitless power to the wearer, and Landia is currently in possession of this crown. Magolor wishes to become the universe's ruling overlord, but he must gain the power to do so from the Master Crown. It is revealed that Magolor had fought and lost to Landia before, and in his escape attempt he landed in Dream Land. After Landia is defeated by Kirby and the group, Magolor puts on the Master Crown and transforms into a giant floating entity with enormous power, then announces that he will conquer Pop Star as his "reward" to Kirby and his friends for their help. With help from Landia, Kirby chases Magolor into another dimension and sinks the Lor Starcutter, then battles Magolor himself. After his final defeat, Magolor returns to his normal self and disappears. In the Extra Mode there is an additional cinematic showing him becoming a more dark form called Magolor Soul, described by the game as "a sad shell possessed by the limitless power of the Master Crown, no more than a manifestation of the crown itself", hinting at the possibility that Magolor may not have actually been evil but was instead corrupted by the Master Crown's power.
Magolor returns in Kirby's Dream Collection, revealed to be alive and reformed, where he builds Kirby a new playground. Here, Kirby can play through new challenge stages, some of which he races against Magolor. During the races, he uses magic to summon enemies, as well as attack Kirby. His rivalry with Kirby still exists, albeit more friendly.
After his appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Magolor also has made cameo appearances, usually in the form of collectables, in other games, including Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Marx (マルク Maruku, Mark) is the antagonist and final boss from "Milky Way Wishes" in Kirby Super Star and its remake. He is a round, lavender creature, similar to Kirby, but having no arms, wearing a jester hat, a bow tie, and brown shoes. He is frequently seen bouncing on a ball.
In the beginning of "Milky Way Wishes", Marx tells Kirby about how the Sun and Moon are fighting and that only the power of a giant mechanical creature called Nova can make them stop, sending Kirby on the adventure. Once Nova appears, Marx suddenly pushes Kirby out of the way and wishes for control over Pop Star. Explaining that he was the one who started the fight between the Sun and Moon in the first place, Marx then turns into a more powerful form of himself, which is somewhat larger than his original form with fangs and strange yellow wings that look like two long arms with claws, before sending Nova on a collision course with Pop Star. As the Sun and Moon hold Nova back, Kirby rides a magical Starship into Nova and disables its heart, then defeats Marx and sends him crashing into Nova to destroy them both. In Kirby Super Star Ultra, pieces of Nova fuse with Marx's dead body and revives him as the more powerful Marx Soul (マルクソウル Marukusouru), the final boss of the new and most difficult subgame "The True Arena" with a new design and improved attacks.
He makes a cameo appearance in Kirby: Squeak Squad, in an unlockable picture with other series villains. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, an arrange of the music when Kirby is battling Marx in Kirby Super Star can be played on the Halberd stage. The final boss from this game, Tabuu, also shares some similar moves and pattern with Marx (both of them created by Masahiro Sakurai) In Kirby: Mass Attack, he appears as the big boss of the "Kirby Brawlball" sub-game. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, he makes a brief appearance in the crowd of the final Kirby Master 100% video, and if Kirby uses the Stone ability in Kirby's Return to Dreamland, he will occasionally turn into a stone statue of Marx in his original form bouncing on his striped ball.
Dark Mind (ダークマインド Dāku Maindo) is the main villain of Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, with Dark Meta Knight as his right-hand man. At the intro of the game, after Meta Knight rushes into the mirror world, Dark Meta Knight slices Kirby into four, unintentionally giving Kirby backup against the corrupted Mirror World. Throughout the game, Dark Meta Knight masquerades as the real deal and a timid "Shadow Kirby" also makes its appearance. Towards the end of the game, the original Meta Knight exposes the copy during the final confrontation. After Dark Meta Knight is shattered, the way to Dark Mind is open and sucks Kirby and Meta Knight's Master Sword. After Dark Mind is defeated, it is learned that he intended to make the Mirror World be overrun with a person's worst reflection of themselves; Shadow Kirby is actually an honest reflection of the real Kirby with no such qualities, and stays behind as the guardian of the Mirror World as Meta Knight lays his Master Sword to rest. In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Dark Mind assumes the form of King Dedede as the game's final boss, named King D-Mind.
Drawcia (ドロシア Doroshia) is the villain of Kirby: Canvas Curse. She is an evil paint-witch and a dangerous sorceress. She curses Kirby into a ball at the start of the game and turns Pop Star into paint. She has two forms: Drawcia Sorceress and Drawcia Soul. Her first, humanoid form, can shoot balls of energy at Kirby and summon enemies to damage him (including Para Drawcias in her image) by painting them. Her second form resembles a blob of paint, and she has many paint-related techniques. When she is defeated, her curse is lifted and Pop Star and Kirby return to normal.
Yin-Yarn (アミーボ・アモーレ Amībo Amōre) is the main villain of the Kirby game Kirby's Epic Yarn. He is an evil sorcerer who wreaks chaos and havoc in Dream Land and Patch Land. When Kirby tries to eat his nose (thinking it's a tomato), Yin-Yarn traps Kirby inside a sock that sends him to Patch Land, where Kirby's body transforms into yarn. A bit later, Kirby realizes that air goes through yarn, which forces him to use the yarn whip and transformations with yarn instead. Kirby and Prince Fluff set off to recover seven pieces of yarn, defeat Yin-Yarn, and bring peace back to both Dream Land and Patch Land. Yin-Yarn is the boss of Dream Land and is fought in two forms: first, he attacks Kirby and Prince Fluff in his normal form. Secondly, he attacks them as Mega Yin-Yarn, leaving Kirby and Prince Fluff hopeless. Suddenly, Meta-Knight flies by, dropping a Tankbot Metamortex, turning them into a Tankbot to fight and defeat this evil incarnation. His name is a pun on yin yang.
Necrodeus is the primary antagonist of Kirby Mass Attack. He is the leader of a group of demons known as the Skull Gang. Upon appearing at the beginning of the game, Necrodeus casts a spell that splits Kirby into ten pieces, and defeats all but one Kirby. Necrodeus has the ultimate goal of shrouding Popstar in darkness, but is defeated by Kirby in the final scenes. His name means "Deathgod" in Latin, a name that accurately describes his appearance and nature. As the final boss of Kirby Mass Attack, he faces Kirby in two forms: first, Kirby must defeat his hands (similar to the Wham Bam Rock fight from Kirby Super Star). Upon death, Necrodeus drops his magic staff, the source of his power, which Kirby uses to restore himself to normal.
Queen Sectonia is the main villain of Kirby: Triple Deluxe. She claims to be the ruler of the heavens, calling Dream Land the lower world. Sectonia ruled over her land, Floralia, with an iron fist, resulting in the people of the sky to send out the Dreamstalk, which they hope would bring Kirby, the Hero of Dream Land, to their rescue. However, Queen Sectonia sent her trusted servant, Taranza, to intercept this plan by kidnapping the Hero of Dreamland. Taranza accidentally mistakes King Dedede for Kirby and kidnaps him. Kirby then pursues Taranza in an effort to rescue Dedede. Finally, Kirby corners Taranza in Royal Road, Queen Sectonia's palace. After defeating a possessed King Dedede, Taranza calls forth Queen Sectonia in an effort to save himself, but Queen Sectonia instead shoots him, calling him a "pitiful fool." Kirby and Queen Sectonia do battle, with Kirby reigning victorious.
In a last ditch effort, the queen fuses herself with the Dreamstalk, with the intent of using its power to warp Popstar into her perfect vision. Kirby once again battles Sectonia, but this ends up being captured. As the queen begins to strangle Kirby, Taranza returns with King Dedede. King Dedede frees Kirby, while Taranza gives Kirby a Miracle Fruit. This allows the hero to become Hypernova Kirby. Kirby inhales Queen Sectonia's final laser blast, before spitting it back at her, killing her off for good. In the extra mode Dededetour, she is once again returns as Queen Sectonia DX and is fought by King Dedede.
She later returns in the True Arena where she consumes four Miracle Fruits turning her into Soul of Sectonia and once again battles Kirby. After her defeat however, she then rips herself out of the Dreamstalk to battle Kirby one last time. After her defeat she then bursts into a shower of flower petals.
It is hinted that she was once a gracious ruler, until she went mad over lust for beauty and vanity after Taranza brought her a magical mirror he had found in his travels. Taranza tried to convince her to reform, but was shut out by the queen.
A clone of Sectonia appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot as an extra boss, created by Star Dream using a sample from Sectonia's flower form. Some of its attacks are slightly different from her previous appearance; particularly, she now has an attack that sends jeweled shockwaves through the ground when she strikes the floor with her scepters. The clone's appearance is more zombie-like than the original Sectonia, featuring cloudy, dull eyes and broken heart patterns on its body. When defeated, the clone briefly shrinks down into a spider-like form similar to Taranza (possibly Sectonia's original form) before dying.
Dark Crafter (ダーククラフター Dāku Kurafutā) is the main antagonist of Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. It is a creature with the strange urge to steal color from places, and possessed Claycia's body to fulfill these plans.
President Max Profitt Haltmann is the main antagonist of Kirby: Planet Robobot. As the President of Haltmann Works Company (HWC), Haltmann cares only about the prosperity of his company. To this end, he travels the galaxy in his giant spaceship, the Access Ark, and terraforms planets by stripping away their resources and converting them to giant mechanical fortresses. The plight of the natives do not interest Haltmann, whom he cruelly dismisses as "savages". At the end of the game, Kirby confronts Haltmann, who fights him in a custom-built Robobot Armor made of solid gold. After his defeat, Haltmann summons the Mother Computer, Star Dream, in his attempt to destroy Kirby, but Susie interrupts and tries to steal Star Dream. This backfires when Star Dream wakes up and uploads itself into Haltmann, possessing him and driving Star Dream to grant his wish of eternal prosperity for HWC by erasing everything else in existence. In "The True Arena", Star Dream's control over Haltmann becomes even stronger when Kirby fights its Core OS, erasing every last trace of Haltmann from its programming as Kirby disables and eventually destroys the rampaging computer.
In "Meta Knightmare Returns" he is faced by Meta Knight under the name President Haltmann 2.0, once defeated, Star Dream awakens and tests Meta Knight who it acknowledges as the new Admin
Pause screen descriptions in "Meta Knightmare Returns" and "The True Arena" shed additional light on Haltmann's backstory. He originally built Star Dream from ancient technology and knowledge gained from an unknown source. During an experiment with it, President Haltmann's daughter Susanna disappeared. The belief that Susanna was dead drove Haltmann insane, and he continued constructing Star Dream to grant his wish of eternal prosperity for his company. This required significant amounts of natural resources, which eventually led HWC to Pop Star.
A supercomputer built by the Haltmann Works Company (HWC), Star Dream, also known as Mother Computer, is the final boss of Kirby: Planet Robobot. President Haltmann constructed it using ancient technology and knowledge from an unknown source. Much later, when Haltmann has been defeated by Kirby, the computer wakes up and consumes Haltmann's mind to become self-aware. Speaking through Haltmann's body, Star Dream reveals that it used the HWC and its business plan to study organic life throughout the universe. Having arrived at the conclusion that all organic life is an obstacle to prosperity and thus must be destroyed, Star Dream flies off into space and is pursued by Kirby, who has fused the Robobot Armor with the Halberd. After taking heavy damage in the ensuing dogfight, Star Dream connects itself to the HWC's mothership, the Access Ark, to continue fighting. Once the armored shell of the Access Ark is broken off, the true form of Star Dream is revealed - a Clockwork Star nearly identical to Nova, the comet used by Marx in Kirby Super Star. In a final battle, Kirby manages to drill completely through Star Dream, presumably destroying it.
In the "Meta Knightmare Returns" subgame, Star Dream requests that Meta Knight prove himself to it after Haltmann is defeated. For this purpose, it creates clones of Dark Matter and Sectonia. After these fail, it summons Galacta Knight through a space-time portal, but Galacta Knight destroys it himself before doing battle with Meta Knight.
In The True Arena, the damage done by Galacta Knight ends up activating a hidden program within the computer transforming it into the more powerful Star Dream Soul OS who is fought as the final opponent of the True Arena. Upon the defeat of its Clockwork Star form, however, the mechanical monstrosity pulls Kirby into itself. Inside, the true form of Star Dream Soul OS is revealed as an armored, mechanical heart like that of Nova. After being defeated, the heart makes one final attempt to destroy Kirby by firing immense waves of energy that can kill him on contact before finally exploding.
Adeleine (アドレーヌ Adorēnu) is an artist who came to Pop Star to study art. In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, she appeared as one of the early boss characters taken over by Dark Matter. She is taken over and fights Kirby, and later joins with Kirby after he frees her. She has the ability to make her paintings real, either creating monsters while under the control of Dark Matter or providing Kirby with help.
A nearly identical character named Ado (アド) plays a similar role in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is implied that Ado and Adeleine are the same character, though there has been no confirmation.
Bandana Waddle Dee
Bandana Waddle Dee (バンダナワドルディー Bandana Wadoru Dī), or Bandana Dee for short, is a Waddle Dee who wears a blue bandana and is frequently seen wielding a spear. He first appeared in Kirby Super Star as an enemy in Megaton Punch. In the remake Kirby Super Star Ultra, he appears in the "Revenge of the King" mode as King Dedede's minion. Bandana Waddle Dee also appears in the Kirby Super Star's "The Arena" mode as a joke boss, which would he would reprise Kirby & the Amazing Mirror's "Boss Endurance" mode. Beginning with Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Bandana Waddle Dee transitioned into being a full-fledged protagonist and ally of Kirby, as he is one of the game's four playable characters. He also assists Kirby in both Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot by providing him with items. In the side series, however, Bandana Waddle Dee appears as a playable character in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.
Dyna Blade (ダイナブレイド Daina Bureido) is an enormous, armored bird that acts as both a friend and a foe in Kirby Super Star, and Kirby Super Star Ultra. In her self-titled game, she destroys all of Dream Land's crops to feed her chicks. Kirby defeats her, not knowing this, so he ends up feeding the chicks with apples and teaching them how to fly. In "Revenge of Meta Knight", Dyna Blade returns the favor by successfully carrying Kirby onto the Halberd before the artillery forces her to retreat.
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Dyna Blade is shown as a legendary bird that is worshiped by the citizens of Cappytown. King Dedede hatches a plot to get rid of Kirby by tricking him into eating her egg, which infuriates Dyna Blade and causes her to chase and attack Kirby for much of the episode, until her chick appears and Kirby feeds it, placating Dyna.
In Kirby Air Ride, Dyna Blade appears in City Trial mode and sometimes flies to different parts of the city until flying away all together. The player can defeat Dyna Blade by aiming for her head to obtain multiple power ups. In Kirby's Epic Yarn, a similar boss to Dyna Blade named Hot Wings appears as the boss of Hot Land.
Gooey (グーイ Gūi) is a black blob with a pair of eyes and a mouth. He first appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2 as a friend of Kirby that can be rescued from a holding bag (if Kirby is already with the animal partner that's inside it). Rescuing him at least once awards a single percentage point for 100% completion. There is also a female blob similar to Gooey that must also be rescued for 100%, though she appears more rarely.
Kirby's Dream Land 3 expands on Gooey's character. He is revealed to be of the Dark Matter race, but chose to be Kirby's friend instead. He can be summoned by Kirby as a helper character similar to those in Kirby Super Star, controlled by either the computer or a second player. Gooey's main form of offense is to snag enemies with his tongue and spit them out like Kirby does; he cannot capture multiple enemies like Kirby can, but can use his tongue underwater. Gooey can also copy abilities like Kirby, but only when a second player is controlling him. When flying in the Hyper Zone, Gooey assumes his Dark Matter form, though he still maintains his own face.
Yellow Kirby (キービィ Kībyi, often transcribed as Keeby) is a yellow-colored Kirby whose Japanese name only officially appears in the Japanese version of Kirby's Dream Course. Only playable through multiplayer mode, Yellow Kirby is Kirby's rival to see who can get the most points in a race to get to the golf hole first. Yellow Kirby also appears as an optional costume for Kirby in the Super Smash Bros. series. In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Yellow Kirby is the second player in the game "Gourmet Race", racing against Kirby. In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby can use spray paint to become a yellow Kirby. It is not known if Yellow Kirby in other games is supposed to be Kībī.
When deciding what color Kirby would be, Shigeru Miyamoto wanted Kirby to be yellow. That yellow Kirby would eventually become Kībī.
Kirby's Dream Land 2 introduces:
- Rick (リック Rikku) the Hamster - The most well-known helper to Kirby, Rick is able to walk on ice without slipping. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Rick can also kill enemies by jumping on them and climb walls, but he is the only animal partner who cannot inhale and must walk into enemies with his mouth open in order to eat them.
- Coo (クー Kū) the Owl - A wise owl that is a friend of Kirby. Coo can fly against strong winds.
- Kine (カイン Kain) the Ocean Sunfish - Kine helps Kirby get through the water stages by being able to swim against strong currents and allowing Kirby to use his inhaling attack underwater. He is also controllable on land, albeit very slowly, and in Kirby's Dream Land 3 can jump on foes to kill them.
Kirby's Dream Land 3 introduces:
- Nago (ナゴ Nago) the Cat - A cat that is twice the size of Kirby. Nago can roll Kirby up into a ball and roll him around. He can also perform double or triple-jumps, and jump on foes to defeat them.
- Pitch (ピッチ Pitchi) the Bird - He is the smallest of Kirby's animal friends. He can do powerful attacks when he has a copy ability. He can fly too, but not against strong winds.
- Chuchu (チュチュ Chuchu) the Octopus - She can be used to cling to the ceiling, but also weighs Kirby down when he attempts to fly.
In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, when Kirby uses the Cutter/Stone combo ability, he can randomly carve himself into a stone statue of his allies. Rick, Coo, and Kine also appear in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Here, Rick is shown to have an Australian accent. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, one of Stone Kirby's transformations is a statue of Rick, Coo, and Kine.
Rick, Coo, and Kine make a cameo in Kirby Mass Attack, as the background image in the minigame "Kirby Quest". They also appear in the Kirby Fighters mode of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, appearing in Coo's Forest stage where they randomly appear and attack players indiscriminately.
Prince Fluff (フラッフ Furaffu) is a playable character who helps Kirby in Kirby's Epic Yarn. He has the same abilities as Kirby. He is Kirby's size, but is blue and has larger (whiter) eyes, orange feet, and also has a golden crown on his head. He and Kirby team up to recover seven pieces of magic yarn scattered throughout the land, defeat Yin-Yarn, and bring peace back to his home, Patch Land. In 2-player mode, player 1 is Kirby and player 2 is Prince Fluff.
Ribbon (リボン Ribon) is a pink-haired fairy from the planet Ripple Star who appears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. She is a kind and brave character who attempted to escape her planet with the fairies' magical Crystal when it was invaded by Dark Matter. In space, Dark Matter blobs ambushed her, shattered the crystal, and made her fall to Pop Star, where she lands on a stargazing Kirby and pleads with him for help. Kirby agrees and they search for the Crystal shards scattered on various planets and thwart Dark Matter's invasion of Ripple Star along with Waddle Dee, Adeleine, and King Dedede. In the final battle, Ribbon and the crystal aid Kirby in defeating 0², the controlling force behind Dark Matter. In the ending cutscene of the game, she gives Kirby a kiss, blushing shyly afterward.
Landia is a four-headed dragon from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. According to the in-game description, she is an ancient guardian living in Halcandra who has protected the Master Crown and the Lor Starcutter since ancient times. Magolor attempted to steal the treasures she guarded, thus waking her up and forcing her into a rampage. Magolor fought against Landia himself to get it but lost, so he stole the Lor Starcutter and flew to Pop Star in hopes of finding someone useful to his plans. Magolor returned with Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight and Waddle Dee, and sicced all four on the dragon. After they defeated her, Magolor finally obtained the Master Crown and left to take over the galaxy starting with Pop Star. Landia, as four smaller dragons, helped Kirby and company in their efforts to defeat Magolor. After Magolor's defeat, Landia and the Lor Starcutter help Kirby and the others escape from the closing void back to Pop Star before returning home to Halcandra.
Taranza is a spider-like creature who appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. He hails from Floralia and is a retainer to Queen Sectonia. He appears to be an antagonist at first as he kidnaps King Dedede, leading Kirby to chase him up the Dreamstalk all the way to Royal Road, where he uses his hypnotic abilities to put King Dedede under his control. After Masked Dedede is defeated, he entreats Queen Sectonia to save him, but she does not: instead she strikes him with a laser beam attack, prompting Taranza to switch allegiances after this betrayal. It is hinted in the in-game descriptions that Taranza used to be friends with Queen Sectonia but recently noticed some disturbing changes in her demeanor.
In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Taranza is the main villain responsible for driving the inhabitants of the Dream Kingdom into disturbing the peace. After Kirby and his allies defeat him, he uses a magical mirror to summon new and dangerous monsters from another dimension. The game's ending reveals that the power of the mirror was controlling Taranza the entire time, and he returns to being a peaceful inhabitant of the Dream Kingdom after it is destroyed.
Elline is a paintbrush-like fairy who appears in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. She helps Kirby to defeat Claycia.
Susie appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot as the executive secretary of Haltmann Works Company. She is placed in charge of the project to take over Pop Star and convert it to a fully mechanized HWC planet. Kirby confronts Susie at several points, initially as a boss who fights in a custom-built Robobot Armor, and later to summon Meta Knight and King Dedede, both having been captured and experimented on during the invasion and turned into servants of HWC. In the final level, Access Ark, President Haltmann fires Susie for her repeated failures. After Kirby and Haltmann fight, Susie suddenly reveals that she's a corporate spy and attempts to steal Star Dream with the intent to sell it to the highest bidder, but Star Dream wakes up during the scuffle and begins its rampage. Susie gives Kirby a Robobot Armor and begs him to stop Star Dream, after which she escapes to unknown whereabouts.
In the "Meta Knightmare Returns" sub-game, new information about Susie and her relationship with Haltmann is revealed via the Pause screen. Her full name is Susanna Patrya Haltmann. She is implied to be President Haltmann's daughter who vanished during an experiment with Star Dream to open portals into other dimensions, only to somehow return and begin working for HWC. Despite his obsession with her, such as constructing missiles in her image and printing her face on dollar bills, Haltmann does not seem to recognize Susie or possibly refuses to.
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Broom Hatter (ブルームハッター Burūmu Hattā) is a recurring enemy in the Kirby series. It has a witch-like appearance, but possesses no ranged attacks: it often walks in one direction, sweeping the floor with its broom as it goes, and sometimes changing directions should it draw near to the edge of a platform. Usually, swallowing a Broom Hatter would do nothing, but in Kirby's Dream Land 3 they grant the Clean Ability which allows Kirby and his animal friends to attack with brooms, feather dusters, and other household tools. This ability has yet to resurface.
Chilly (チリー Chirī) is a snowman-like monster who is a common enemy in the Kirby franchise. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Dedede's Snow Job", Chilly appeared when the Ice Dragon was causing a snowfall in Cappy Town. Kirby managed to befriend Chilly. Kirby helped Chilly to fight the Ice Dragon. When the Ice Dragon was destroyed, the snow and Chilly began to melt.
Drifter (ドリフター Dorifutā) is a one-eyed umbrella monster that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2. They are often seen being held by Waddle Dee. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Like Mother, Like Snail / Escargoon Rules", King Dedede buys a bulk of Drifters from Nightmare Enterprises to attack the Cappies at the time when Escargoon's mother was visiting. Kirby inhales some of the Drifters in order to become Parasol Kirby which he uses to destroy most of the Drifters.
Gabon (ガボン) is a skull-headed monster that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and Kirby: Planet Robobot. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Scare Tactics" Pt. 2, Gabon is sent by Nightmare Enterprises to the haunted house it built to destroy Kirby. With help from Meta-Knight, Kirby became Fire Kirby and destroyed Gabon and the haunted house.
Galbo is a dragon head-like enemy that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and Kirby's Return to Dream Land. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Hatch Me If You Can", Kirby finds a Galbo egg in Tokori's nest and hatches it. It turns out that Nightmare Enterprises had placed the Galbo egg under Kirby so that it would grow attached to it. Nightmare Enterprises later sent King Dedede an adult Galbo to attack Kirby with. The baby Galbo helped Kirby to fight the adult Galbo. The adult Galbo is destroyed by Fire Kirby.
Gordo (ゴルドー Gorudō) is a common enemy in the Kirby games. It resembles a spiked ball with two eyes. They are usually invincible, as they cannot be sucked in and in most games, none of Kirby's attacks can destroy them. They appear as part of King Dedede's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Similar-looking enemies also appear outside of the Kirby series in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.
Kabu (カブー Kabū) is a large stone head that seems to resemble the Moai. In the video games, they move by either teleporting or sliding along the ground. Some variants have been known to explode, while others are almost as big as King Dedede.
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Kabu is an immobile stone totem that the Cappies turn to for guidance when faced with a crisis. When King Dedede's Octopus monster threatens Cappy Town, Kabu foretells that a Star Warrior named Kirby will appear to save them. After Kirby arrives, Kabu aids him by sending out his Warp Star, a role he continues to perform for the entire series. Kabu also serves as a source of exposition for the history of the Star Warriors and their battle with Nightmare Enterprises.
Kabu is voiced by Nobuo Tobita in Japan and Jim Napolitano in the English dub.
Knuckle Joe (ナックルジョー Nakkuru Jō) is a fighter who utilizes a variety of punches and kicks. He appears in Kirby Super Star and its remake as an enemy type and a helper to Kirby, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as an Assist Trophy. After a long absence, he came back as an enemy in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He also appears in Kirby Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot, again as an enemy. He appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as the son of a legendary Star Warrior who seeks to avenge his father's death. He attacks Kirby believing him to be the killer, though Meta Knight explains that his father was killed by his hand after he was unfortunately changed into a monster. He reappears multiple times to help Kirby.
Masher (マッシャー Masshā) is a large flail-wielding armored monster that is an enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 2. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Monster Management", Masher is one of Nightmare Enterprises' most strongest creations. Knuckle Joe (who was working as a Monster Manager at the time) had the Nightmare Enterprises Salesman send Masher to attack a weakened Kirby. Knuckle Joe then double-crosses Masher and fires an attack that Kirby swallows to become Fighter Kirby who manages to destroy Masher. In "Masher 2.0", Masher was recreated as Masher 2.0 where he is impervious to any attack thrown at him and now sports a larger flail and mechanical wings. It attacked Knuckle Joe with some Generic Monsters causing Knuckle Joe to flee to Dream Land. With help from Knuckle Joe and Meta-Knight, Fighter Kirby was able to destroy Masher 2.0. Masher appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot as a recurring boss enemy in the "Kirby 3D Rumble" sub-game.
Mumbies is a mummy ball that appeared in most of the games in the Kirby franchise. They are balls covered in bandages and are usually able to resist Kirby's inhaling.
In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Mumbies Madness", King Dedede tricked Curio into digging up a jar containing Mumbies. When Curio released them from their jar, Mumbies went around Cappy Town scaring everyone. Mumbies even attacked Kirby where it's true mission was to target Star Warriors. Eventually, Bomb Kirby was able to trick Mumbies into clamping onto him with its teeth without letting go until the sun came out at which point the sunlight burnt Mumbies to a crisp.
Noddy (ノディ Nodi) is a common enemy in the Kirby franchise. It is a round sleeping enemy which, if inhaled by Kirby, transforms him into Sleep Kirby. This ability is useless, as all it does is make Kirby sleep for a few seconds before he wakes up and it vanishes.
In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya episode "The Pillow Case", there were Noddies in the pillowcases that the Cappies purchased from King Dedede which induced nightmares revolving around Kirby. The pillows were destroyed by Meta-Knight and the Noddies end up running. In "Flower Power", King Dedede tricks Kirby into inhaling a Noddy which causes Kirby to fall asleep. Tiff, Tuff, Meta Knight, Fololo and Falala set out to find the Pukey Flower to wake him up. It's said that eating Noddy would force Kirby to sleep for about 100 years (as opposed to the five or so seconds in the video games).
Pillah is a pill-shaped enemy that appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot. It tosses pills at Kirby, which along with itself, can be inhaled to transform him into Doctor Kirby.
Popon is a towering enemy made up of green balls that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "The Big Taste Test", Popon took on the disguise of Chef Kawasaki's teacher Chef Shiitake. When Popon's ruse was expose, Popon removed his disguise and went on the attack. Popon was destroyed by Cook Kirby.
Sasuke (サスケ) is a common enemy in the Kirby franchise. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Cappy New Year", King Dedede orders Sasuke from Nightmare Enterprises. He is an expert with firearms and explosives. Sasuke is destroyed when Kirby inhales him for his parasol ability.
Scarfy is a recurring enemy in the Kirby series. It resembles a large orange ball with pointy ears. When Kirby tries to inhale Scarfy, it transforms into a biege-colored, ghastly, one-eyed version of itself called Mutant Scarfy which will follow Kirby and then explode. In Kirby Super Star, attacking a Scarfy with enough force will cause it to explode instantly. In games before this, any attack other than inhaling will trigger this reaction.
In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Dedede's Pet Threat", King Dedede buys four Scarfys from Nightmare Enterprises. Their appetites made King Dedede bankrupt and he ended up releasing the Scarfies. While in the wild, the Scarfys started eating the animals and reproducing. The Scarfys then ate the bones given to them by Nightmare Enterprises which gave them the ability to assume their mutated form. This caused a Scarfy army to form overnight that only Hammer Kirby could stop. Yet King Dedede was forced to keep the Scarfys.
Squishy (スクイッシー Sukuisshī) is a squid-like enemy that appeared in the Kirby franchise. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Dedede's Raw Deal", a smaller Squishy was seen as part of King Dedede's sushi shop plot which gave Kirby hiccups. When Kirby is unable to eat the Squishy, it grew to Kraken size where it had electrical attacks (which Master Green has). Tiff was able to scare the hiccups out of Kirby as he inhales some of Squishy's sparks to become Spark Kirby who destroys Squishy.
Waddle Dee (ワドルディー Wadoru Dī) are primarily red/tan creatures that have a somewhat similar appearance to Kirby. Waddle Dee, along with their Waddle Doo counterpart, first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land and has since then appeared in every Kirby game to date. In Kirby Super Star during the "Revenge of Meta Knight" mode, a Waddle Dee wearing a sailor hat (often named "Sailor Waddle Dee") is part of Meta Knight's crew on the Halberd. However, he is never seen outside of enemy conversation however.
In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, one Waddle Dee, in contrast to his usual role as a common enemy, helps Kirby in his adventure. Waddle Dee is, at first, possessed by Dark Matter, transformed into a Waddle Doo, and forced to engage Kirby. After defeating him, Waddle Dee returns to his peaceful self and catches up with Kirby to join his group alongside Ribbon. An average Waddle Dee also appears as a playable character in Kirby: Canvas Curse.
Multiple Waddle Dees appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, along with Waddle Doos and Gordos, as part of King Dedede's "weapons", summoned through his side special move by being pulled from his left sleeve or by using his Final Smash, Waddle Dee Army. There are also many types of Waddle Dee such as Parasol Waddle Dee (which gives the ability), Fluff Waddle Dee, Cart Waddle Dee, Spear Waddle Dee, Swinging Waddle Dee, Balloon Waddle Dee, Big Waddle Dee, Golden Waddle Dee, and Buggie Dee. Waddle Dee have been seen to be in other colors besides red, such as yellow (in Kirby Super Star Ultra "Helper to Hero" mode), gold, and purple (In the "Milky Way Wishes" mode of Kirby Super Star and its sequel). In Kirby's Epic Yarn, Yarn Waddle Dees, created by the sorcerer Yin Yarn, appear, but do not hurt Kirby unless carrying a weapon, such as a spear, or bow and arrow. There are also Balloon Waddle Dees, floating from a bunch of balloons that Kirby can ride on, but the balloons eventually deflate. In Kirby's Avalanche, Waddle Dee replaces Skeleton T as the player's opponent in the first lesson.
Waddle Doo (ワドルドゥー Wadoru Do~ū) is a cyclops creature with an orange body, stubby arms, and purple shoes. It has a giant eyeball for a face. It shoots beams and, in the anime appearance, has a small dagger for a weapon (though he never uses it). In the anime, he is King Dedede's right-hand man as the leader of Waddle Dee troops and gives orders under King Dedede's commands. If swallowed by Kirby in most Kirby games, Kirby is given the Beam Ability and is able to shoot powerful beams at foes. Waddle Doo first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land, and has since then been consistent in his appearance in Kirby games. In Kirby 64, Waddle Doo only appeared as a version of Waddle Dee possessed by Dark Matter.
Walky is a walking microphone that is a recurring enemy in the Kirby franchise. Kirby can inhale it to become Mike Kirby. This power makes Kirby sing through a microphone, but nearby enemies cannot stand it and instantly explode. It is usable three times, each use more powerful than the last, and then it vanishes.
In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Abusement Park", King Dedede ordered a Walky from Nightmare Enterprises. It was used in King Dedede's karaoke contest, where Kirby would perform on the teleporter that would take him to Nightmare Enterprises and be attacked by waiting monsters. When Kirby inhaled Walky and became Mike Kirby, he was teleported to Nightmare Enterprises where his singing destroyed the waiting monsters. The Salesman sends Kirby back as his singing ends and destroys Castle Dedede. In the end, Kirby wants to sing again, but Walky (who apparently survived the inhalation) has had enough and runs away.
The following are mini-bosses in the Kirby franchise. When a boss is defeated, Kirby can inhale them for the ability that they possess.
Big Birdee is a mini-boss that appears in Kirby Mass Attack who is encountered in Green Grounds. When encountered later again in Sandy Valley, Kirby saves the Wee Birdees from the Gegs and Big Birdee becomes an ally to Kirby for the rest of the game.
Big Metalun is a large one-eyed Metalun that appears in Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Big Warwiggle is a large Warwiggle that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. He first appears in Green Grounds and later appears in Volcano Valley.
Blast Mariner (ヘーチョー Hēchō) is a large Cannon Mariner that appears in Kirby's Epic Yarn. He is the mini-boss of Water Land's Boom Boatyard.
Blocky (ブロッキー Burokkī) is a walking stone cube that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby Mass Attack, and Kirby: Triple Deluxe as a mini-boss. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "A Blockbuster Battle", King Dedede orders Blocky from Nightmare Enterprises and sends it to attack Kirby at the time when Tiff and Tuff are finding him a place to live. Kirby defeats it as Stone Kirby where Blocky sinks to the bottom of the ocean.
Boboo is a large Bobo that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
Bonkers (ボンカース Bonkāsu) is an armored hammer-wielding gorilla-like mini-boss that appears in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Triple Deluxe and in other Kirby games. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Goin' Bonkers", Bonkers is depicted as having lived in the jungle until he was captured by a circus for their act. Upon watching Kirby's show, Bonkers escapes from the circus and travels to Dream Land to train with Kirby. King Dedede later has Nightmare Enterprises transform Bonkers into a monster where it ends up capturing Tiff and climbing to the top of Castle Dedede. Kirby became Hammer Kirby and managed to defeat Bonkers enough to restore him to normal. Bonkers then leaves Dream Land to continue his training.
Bugzzy is a humanoid stag beetle who is a recurring mini-boss in the Kirby franchise. He would use his mandibles to pick up and throw whatever it grabs. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Kirby's Duel Role", King Dedede discovers that Kirby isn't good in a sword duel with Meta-Knight and orders a monster from Nightmare Enterprises that is capable of using a sword. Nightmare Enterprises sends over Bugzzy (who is depicted in the anime to wield a sword and a large club) as King Dedede unleashes it upon Kirby. With help from Meta-Knight, Kirby becomes Sword Kirby and slices Bugzzy in half.
Buzzybat (バズ・バット Bazu Batto) is a yellow bat who appears in Kirby Mass Attack. Kirby encounters Buzzy Bat in Volcano Valley. In its normal form, Buzzy Bat looks like a yellow bat with large round eyes and small purple wings. In his grave form, Grave Form (モノ・グレイブ Mono Gureibu) he resembles a flying tombstone with one eye and small wings.
Captain Stitch (キャプテンステッチ Kyaputen Sutetchi) is a spiked ball that resembles a much larger Gordo, except he's defeatable when not covered in spikes. He appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3.
Chef Kawasaki (コックカワサキ Kokku Kawasaki, Cook Kawasaki), also known as Cook Kawasaki, is an enemy that first appears in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. He throws dishes and uses a frying pan that extends in an attempt to catch and fry Kirby for damage. He gives Kirby the Cook ability which is also used in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as Kirby's Final Smash. However, he appears as a friendly character in Kirby's Dream Land 3, where he plays a game with Kirby.
He also appears in the anime Kirby: Right Back at Ya! where he runs the only restaurant in Cappy Town. His enthusiasm is incredible, but the same cannot be said for the quality of his meals. Kawasaki is voiced by Nobuo Tobita in the Japanese version and by the late Madeleine Blaustein in the English dub. In the special episode Kirby 3D, he is voiced by Ted Lewis in place of Blaustein.
Fire Lion (ファイアーライオン Faiā Raion) is a lion with a fiery mane that appears in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby Super Star Ultra in Revenge of the King. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Junk Jam", Fire Lion is depicted as a fiery lion. When Nightmare Enterprises refuses to stop dumping garbage on Cappy Town until King Dedede pays his bills, King Dedede and Escargoon hack into Nightmare Enterprise's computer and use it to summon Fire Lion to burn all the trash in town. Yet King Dedede couldn't control the Fire Lion and it went on a rampage. Kirby became Fire Kirby and overpowered Fire Lion enough to launch him into the ocean which destroyed Fire Lion.
Freezy Rex (ブリザルドン Burizarudon) is a large-chinned ice Tyrannosaurus that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. He is the mini-boss of Dedede Resort. Besides using ice attacks, Freezy Rex's chin is known to smash Gordos.
Giant Stactus is a large Stactus that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. He is the mini-boss of Sandy Canyon.
Giga Clanksprout is a large Clanksprout that appears in Kirby Mass Attack.
Great Gear (グルギアント Gurugianto) is a giant gear-like monster that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. He is the mini-boss of Sandy Canyon and later appears in Volcano Valley.
Iron Mam (アイアンマム Aian Mamu) is an armored baby that appears in Kirby Super Star.
Jukid is an inexperienced martial artist that appears in Kirby Super Star. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Cowardly Creature", Jukid is among the creatures at Nightmare Enterprise's training school.
Kibble Blade (ザンキブル Zankiburu) is a larger version of Sir Kibble that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
King Doo (キングス・ドゥ Kingusu Dū) is a large Waddle Doo that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He is the mini-boss of Raisin Ruins.
King Eelongo is a brown titanic stone Eelongo that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. He is the mini-boss of Dedede Resort.
Kracko Jr. (クラッコジュニア Kurakko Junia) is a half-cloud with an eyeball in its center and rotating cloud dots who first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land as a mini-boss. It usually drops Waddle Doos and bombs at Kirby. When defeated, it turns into its more recognized form of Kracko.
Master Hand (マスターハンド Masutā Hando) is a giant right hand that appears in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror. It fights Kirby solo as a mini-boss, but is joined by a giant left hand named Crazy Hand as the dual guardians of a Mirror Shard. Master Hand's appearance and the ability it gives Kirby (Smash) is a reference to HAL's Super Smash Bros. series.
Miasmeros is a giant blob of poisonous sludge with various debris sticking out of its back, appearing in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Moley (モーリィ Mōrī) is a large mole that appears in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror. He is the boss of Cabbage Cavern. He also appears in Kirby Mass Attack as a miniboss.
Moundo is a large brown rock monster that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Mr. Frosty (ミスターフロスティ Misutā Furosuti) is a humanoid tuskless walrus monster that is a recurring mini-boss in the Kirby franchise. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Cowardly Creature", Mr. Frosty makes a cameo at Nightmare Enterprise's Monster Training School.
Mr. Tick Tock
Phan Phan (ファンファン Fan Fan) is an elephant head with two legs that is a recurring mini-boss in the Kirby franchise starting with Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (where Phan Phan replaced a creature known as Rolling Turtle).
In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Cowardly Creature", Phan Phan was a student at Nightmare Enterprises' Monster Training School where it escaped and landed in Cappy Town. The Nightmare Enterprises Salesman enlisted King Dedede to help recapture Phan Phan. Upon receiving the training Monster Whippy, King Dedede got control over Phan Phan and used it to attack Kirby. After Throw Kirby managed to defeat Whippy, Phan Phan returned to normal. In "Cappy Town Down," Phan Phan was seen in Whispy Woods Forest watching the ignition of the Halberd with Whispy Woods and the other wildlife that lives there.
Skullseer is a giant Skully that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. He is the leader of the Skullys that were created by Necrodeus and is the mini-boss of Volcano Valley.
Space Kracko (スペースクラッコ Supēsu Kurakko) is a black version of Kracko that appears in Kirby's Epic Yarn. He is the mini-boss of Space Land's Outer Rings.
Space Oohroo Spaceship
Space Oohroo Spaceship is a spaceship controlled by Space Oohroo that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. It is the mini-boss of Volcano Valley.
Sphere Doomer are flying creatures that appear in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They lurk in dimensional portals and eat energy spheres, which Kirby must obtain by defeating them. The Doomers come in different types.
- Regular Sphere Doomer - The Regular Sphere Doomers are encountered in Cookie Country and Dangerous Dinner.
- Fire Sphere Doomer - The Fire Sphere Doomers are encountered in Raisin Ruins, Onion Ocean, and Dangerous Dinner.
- Spark Sphere Doomer - The Spark Sphere Doomers are encountered in White Wafers and Nutty Noon.
- Ice Sphere Doomer - The Ice Sphere Doomers are encountered in Egg Engines and Dangerous Dinner.
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, a pair of Sphere Doomers are created by the Holo-Defense API, called Holo-Doomers.
Star Block Waddle Dee
Star Block Waddle Dee (ブロックワドルディー Burokku Wadoru Dī) is a Waddle Dee in a Star Block that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. It is the mini-boss of Dedede Resort.
Super Bonkers (スーパー・ボンカース Sūpā Bonkāsu) is a powerful version of Bonkers that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He sports a purple-maroon armor coat and is more aggressive than a normal Bonkers. Also known as Bonkers DX (Triple Deluxe) and Bonkers 2.0 (Planet Robobot)
Telepathos is a horned head with two disembodied hands that appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot. It uses a variety of psychic powers to attack Kirby.
Water Galboros is a larger version of Water Galbo that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, a fiery version called Flame Galboros appears and gives you the fire ability instead of water.
Acro (アクロ Akuro) is a killer whale that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. His name is "orca" spelled backwards. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Acro is the boss of Ripple Field where it was disturbed by King Dedede. In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Acro lives in a deep sea trench in Aqua Star.
Bohboh is a fiery owl with a raccoon-like tail that appears in Kirby: Squeak Squad. Bohboh resides at Vocal Volcano. During the fight, Bohboh attacks by dropping fireballs and attempting to throw Kirby into the lava pool.
Chameleo Arm first appears in Kirby Super Star and its remake. It is a large chameleon-type creature who can change color. Its eyes are massive and it has two clawed and stretchable legs on the back of its lower spine. He is found as a boss in "Milky Way Wishes", "The Great Cave Offensive", "Helper To Hero", and "The Arena". It is also referred to as Ghameleo Arm.
Computer Virus (バトル・ウィンドウズ Batoru Windōzu) is a boss in Kirby Super Star. It appears as a boss of the sub-games "The Great Cave Offensive" and "Milky Way Wishes". It behaves like a malfunctioning role-playing game with turn-based events where if the enemy turns, Kirby cannot harm them and the enemies do not attack in Kirby's turn. In "The Great Cave Offensive", Computer Virus uses Slime, Puppet, and Magician to attack Kirby. For "Milky Way Wishes", Computer Virus uses Magician, Evil Knight, and Great Dragon to attack Kirby.
Fatty Whale (ファッティ・ホエール Fatti Hoēru) is a boss in Kirby Super Star and its remake. Fatty Whale is a sailor whale who smokes and attacks Kirby in water. He is battled in "The Great Cave Offense", "Milky Way Wishes", "Helper To Hero", and "The Arena". His attacks consist of blasting water from his pipe or blowhole to throw Kirby around and knock debris from the ceiling onto him, and also rolling and bellyflopping onto him.
Galacta Knight is the greatest warrior in the galaxy. His first appearance is in Kirby Super Star Ultra, as the final boss of "Meta Knightmare Ultra". He performs unusual attacks with his sword, consisting of swipes, tornadoes, and energy blasts. He appears when Meta Knight, done with his training, wishes to the reformed Nova to fight the strongest warrior in the galaxy. Nova grants this by allowing a challenge with Galacta Knight, who is said by Nova to have been sealed away in ancient times for fear that his power was too great. He has a white mask with a plus sign on it and a hot pink body. His eyes are red and glow just like Meta Knight's, except Galacta Knight's eyes are more rectangular. He wields a purple lance with a white shield that has a purple cross on the front. As for his wings, they are angel-like and glow white. He must also be faced in The True Arena, in which he is one of the Final Four and is fought as the penultimate boss.
He also appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, fought right before Magolor EX in that game's own True Arena mode as a secret boss. In the Meta Knightmare sub-game of Kirby: Planet Robobot, Star Dream summons Galacta Knight as Meta Knight's final opponent, but Galacta Knight destroys Star Dream before fighting Meta Knight again.
The Grand Doomer is the ruler or master of all Sphere Doomers. He appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land as a main boss when beating planet Pop Star. He is much more advanced than the miniature Sphere Doomers because of its health and attack. The Grand Doomer is golden with dark red eyes and is very shiny. He is faced against Kirby in The Arena and the Nutty Noon. He has a bunch of attacks familiar to "Dyna Blade". His attacks are laying or spreading fireballs and hides in shadows or black holes then pop out at you. The Grand Doomer is also the Boss carries the last piece to Magolar's ship, which is the mast.
Heavy Lobster (ヘビーロブスター Hebī Robusutā) is a strong mechanical lobster-like monster that appears in Kirby Super Star. It attacks Kirby multiple times during his assault on the Halberd. In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Combat Kirby", Heavy Lobster is one of Nightmare's strongest creations. Nightmare sends Heavy Lobster to track down and rip apart the Halberd. It took the combined attacks of Ice Kirby, Sword Knight, and Blade Knight to destroy Heavy Lobster.
Heavy Mole (ヘビーモール Hebī Mōru) is a mechanical monster that appears in Kirby's Adventure. It is the boss of Yogurt Yard.
The Ice Dragon (アイスドラゴン Aisu Doragon) is a dinosaur-like monster that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2. It is the boss of the Iceberg. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Ice Dragon is drawn up by Ado. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, a solid hologram of Ice Dragon appears as one of the four bosses summoned by the Holo Defense API, and is known as Holo-Ice Dragon.
In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Dedede's Snow Job", King Dedede orders Ice Dragon from Nightmare Enterprise in order to combat the heat wave in Cappy Town. Kirby, Tiff, and Tuff later find the Ice Dragon in its mature state where it ends up attacking Chilly. Kirby becomes Ice Kirby and freezes the Ice Dragon from within. Once the Ice Dragon is destroyed, all the snow and Chilly begins to melt. In "Labor Daze", King Dedede uses the Cappies that he enlisted to work at his newly built factory to build a robot replica of the Ice Dragon. Ice Kirby freezes the factory's boiler enough to destroy the Ice Dragon Robot and the factory with the destroyed environment also being restored.
Kabula (spelled Kaboola in Kirby's Dream Land and appearing as Core Kabula in Planet Robobot) is King Dedede's blimp, who appears as a boss in some games. She has the ability to fire cannonballs and barrel-roll at Kirby, and Kirby must shoot her down by firing projectiles (air pellets in Kirby's Dream Land, the Starship in Kirby Super Star Ultra, and in the Robobot Armor's Jet Mode in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
Kracko (クラッコ Kurakko) is a boss that first appears in Kirby's Dream Land. It resembles a large cumulus cloud with spikes protruding from all sides, and a single large eyeball in the center. It attacks with electricity, rain, and by producing smaller enemies, such as Waddle Doos. Kracko is typically first seen in a weaker form, sometimes called Kracko Jr. Its characteristic eye remains, but it is surrounded by four balls, which it either spins slowly or launches at Kirby. This form either fights as a mini-boss earlier in various games, or immediately prior to transforming to its "adult" form. Kracko is slightly different in Kirby Super Star (Ultra) in that Kracko Jr. and Kracko are two separate bosses. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, an illusion of Kracko in its adult form is drawn up and brought to life by Ado to fight for her, and is the last monster to be drawn. Kracko returns in the Kirby Super Star Ultra sub-game "Revenge of the King" sub-game as Kracko Jr.'s Revenge and Kracko's Revenge, each with purple scleras and dark grey cloud-parts.
Kracko appears in the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Dark and Stormy Knight" where it appears as a monster purchased by King Dedede from Nightmare Enterprises to defeat Kirby. For most of the episode, Kracko appeared as a storm cloud that shot lightning throughout Cappytown. But when Kirby flew inside it, Kracko shot electric sword beams at Kirby, giving him the sword ability. Kirby shot five sword beams back with the last one splitting Kracko in half. Kracko was shown the same way he is in the games.
Kracko is also a surprise boss in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror. Unlike most bosses in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Kracko is not a mirror copy, but has no copy and is the original boss. In Kirby: Squeak Squad, a gray, robot version called Mecha Kracko appears as a boss.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kracko returns as a boss, encountered in Old Odyssey. According to its in-game description, it has made Floralia part of its territory and is being fed by a mysterious power source, making its attacks stronger than ever before. In Dededetour, King Dedede fights Kracko DX, Kracko's stronger form.
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, a solid hologram of Kracko appears as one of the four bosses summoned by the Holo Defense API, and is known as Holo-Kracko.
Lololo and Lalala
Lololo and Lalala appear once as the second boss fight in Kirby's Dream Land, where they push objects in an attempt to hurt Kirby. They appear to be parodies of Lolo and Lala, the protagonists of HAL's Eggerland/Adventures of Lolo series of games.
They also appear in Kirby Super Star sub-game "Spring Breeze" as bosses, and in the Kirby Super Star Ultra sub-game "Revenge of the King", they return as Lololo and Lalala's Revenge.
They appear in the anime as friendly characters, where they are known as Fololo and Falala in the English dub, and they reside in King Dedede's castle. They are originally a single monster created by Nightmare Enterprises called Lola (ロラ Rora, Fofa in the English dub), but it is split into two by Slice n' Splice and sent to Dedede at the suggestion to the Nightmare Enterprise Salesman by Nightmare. In the Japanese version of the anime, Lololo is voiced by Chiro Kanzaki and Lalala is voiced by Madoki Akita. In the English dub, they are both voiced by Veronica Taylor.
The Meta-Knights (メタナイツ Meta-Naitsu) are a group of soldiers led by Meta Knight, who often uses them to test Kirby's skills throughout Kirby's Adventure, which is their first appearance. The Meta-Knights include Axe Knight (アックスナイト Akkusu Naito), Mace Knight (メイスナイト Meisu Naito), Javelin Knight (ジャベリンナイト Jaberin Naito), and Trident Knight (トライデントナイト Toraidento Naito). They are four distinct armored soldiers that each wield the weapon they are named after. The Meta-Knights return prominently in Kirby Super Star, where they aided Meta Knight in his attempt to conquer Dream Land via his armored airship, the Halberd. They also appeared in some other game modes, also fighting as a team. A version of them can also be summoned by Galacta Knight.
Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright
Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright (ミスターシャイン&ミスターブライト Misutā Shain & Misutā Buraito) are tag-team bosses first appearing in Kirby's Adventure. Mr. Shine appears as a crescent moon with a face and limbs, while Mr. Bright is a sun with similar features. They are the Sun and the Moon in Dreamland. One always stays in the air, raining down projectiles, while the other attacks from the ground. One of their most lethal attacks is when they create a solar eclipse: Mr. Bright will blast the area with flames while Mr. Shine creates a patch of shadow, which is the only safe spot. They return in Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, and Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland. In Kirby Super Star, they literally fought day and night due to a misunderstanding caused by Marx. In the anime, a monster named Slice and Splice in the English dub and Kittari Hattari in the Japanese version uses moon- and sun-shaped staffs to split and paste his enemies. Presumably, this was a nod to Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright. They also appear in Kirby Mass Attack on Strato Patrol EOS mode.
Paintra is a mysterious paint witch who appears as a boss in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. She has paintbrushes for legs (which she can combine into one paintbrush) and uses many paint based attacks. Some examples of her attacks include one where she paints over the screen, making seeing her more difficult, and one where she rains down paint across the arena. Her pause screen description speaks of a painting that depicted two sisters who were separated at birth. This painting hung unnoticed in a painter's studio for many years but later became sentient and vowed revenge. She is encountered in Lollipop Land. She also has a more vicious form known as Paintra DX, which is battled in Dededetour and the True Arena.
Paint Roller (ペイントローラー Peinto Rōrā) appears as a boss in Kirby's Adventure, Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland and Kirby: Canvas Curse. It wears a baseball cap and roller skates, and it is capable of drawing enemies that come to life. It appears in the anime as a monster bought by Dedede to fight Kirby.
Poppy Bros. Jr. and Poppy Bros. Sr.
Poppy Bros. Jr (ポピーブロス·ジュニア Popī Burozu Junia). is an elf-like enemy seen in many games. They may either be unarmed, throw bombs, or throw boomerangs, and are sometimes found balancing on apples, Maxim Tomatoes, or riding on a mount. He is the Helper assigned to the Bomb ability in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. Poppy Bros. Sr. (ポピーブラザーズ·シニア Popī Burazāzu Shinia) serves as a boss and is a larger version of the Bomb version of Poppy Bros. Jr. They sometimes give Kirby the Bomb or Cutter ability, though most often the former. Poppy Bros. Jr. also makes a cameo appearance in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as a monster in training.
Pyribbit is a giant frog enemy who appears as a boss in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. He is at home in a volcanic environment: his pause screen description states that he uses lava for bath water and likes to hop around. He mainly uses fire and lava based attacks in battle such as fire breath or lava pillars that race towards the platform Kirby stands on. He is found in Endless Explosions and has a more powerful form called Pyribbit DX, fought in Dededetour and the True Arena.
Sphere Doomers are a group of mysterious mini-bosses in "Kirby's Return to Dream Land". They are miniature, easier versions of the Grand Doomer who are very similar to Dyna Blade attacks. They are shaped like spheres with wings and they can be in different colors. Beating one earns the player two energy spheres and can be found in pocket dimensions hidden in various levels. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, solid holograms of two Sphere Doomers appear as one of the four bosses summoned by the Holo Defense API, and are known as Holo-Sphere Doomers.
The Squeaks (ドロッチェ団 Dorotche Dan) are an infamous band of robbers who are the villains in Kirby: Squeak Squad. When Kirby's cake disappears, Kirby thinks King Dedede took it, but he then finds out the Squeaks stole his cake. Kirby follows the Squeaks throughout the game trying to get his cake back. The Squeaks also stole a treasure chest which Kirby thinks has his cake inside. Kirby has to fight Daroach, leader of the Squeaks, at the end of World 6. Once Daroach is beaten, Meta Knight comes out of nowhere and takes the chest. Kirby follows Meta Knight throughout World 7. At World 7's end Kirby fights Meta Knight for the chest. Once Kirby beats Meta Knight, he takes the chest, but the Squeaks come and take it from him. Daroach opens the chest, but instead of the cake, he finds a dark cloud that grabs him. Kirby chases after the cloud in World 8, and eventually fights Dark Daroach. Once Kirby beats it, the dark cloud lets out Daroach. It floats away as a small, black star. Kirby follows the star until it becomes its true form, a dark star called Dark Nebula. Using the Triple Star Rod Daroach gave him, Kirby defeats Dark Nebula. Once Dark Nebula is beaten, you beat Kirby: Squeak Squad. The ending shows Kirby flying back home wondering where his cake went. The Squeaks give Kirby his cake back as an apology for the trouble they put Kirby into. It turns out Meta Knight didn't give Kirby the chest because he didn't want Kirby to let out Dark Nebula.
The Squeaks later appear in Kirby Mass Attack, where they give Kirby hints on where medals are. For some reason, Daroach doesn't seem to remember Kirby after their last encounter.
Wham Bam Rock
Wham Bam Rock (ワムバムロック Wamu Bamu Rokku) first appeared in Kirby Super Star, and resembled a tribal head with two floating stone hands. Its motives are unknown, and it appeared as both the final boss of The Great Cave Offensive and as a normal boss character in "Milky Way Wishes". In Kirby Super Star Ultra, it was redesigned to look less organic, though some aspects of its previous design were incorporated into a stronger variant named Wham Bam Jewel. Wearing a jeweled crown with swinging diamond earrings, fangs, and three eyes, it serves as the final boss in the Helper to Hero boss rush along with Wham Bam Rock. Kirby must also defeat his standalone self as the second of the final four bosses in "The True Arena". One of his attacks is a reference to the finger gun, in which he points at Kirby and fires. Wham Bam Rock is possibly the inspiration for Master Hand in the Super Smash Bros. series.
Whispy Woods (ウィスピーウッズ Wisupī Uzzu) is a large apple tree whose most common attack is dropping apples from his branches. He generally appears as a boss, usually the first one in many Kirby games and the first boss to appear in the Kirby series. Also, in Kirby Super Star (and its remake) there exists a related pair of creatures named Twin Woods, and they can be found in Milky Way Wishes, Revenge of Meta Knight, Meta Knightmare Ultra, The Arena, and Helper to Hero. In "Revenge of the King", Whispy Woods comes back as Whispy's Revenge. This time, its leaves are purple and it can drop poisonous apples and worms. It can also drop Gordos like Twin Woods, and shoot gusts of wind and small twisters.
Whispy makes appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series. He can be seen in Kirby-based stages, blowing wind at the characters and dropping apples.
In Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, a similar creature called King Golem appears, its appearance and attacks identical to that of Whispy Woods. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Whispy appears as a stage in Kirby Fighters multiplayer. In Story Mode, Taranza uses his power on a nearby plant which grows into Flowery Woods and is the game's first boss. Unlike Whispy Woods, Flowery Woods can uproot itself and can attack using its roots. In Dededetour, King Dedede's first boss is Flowery Woods DX. According to it in-game description, Flowery Woods & Flowery Woods DX relation to Whispy Woods is unclear. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, a mechanical version of Whispy appears called Clanky Woods.
The anime features him as the king of the forest in Dream Land. Whispy is several hundred years old, and very wise, though he has a bit of a temper. He's very kind to his friends, but shows no mercy to those that threaten his kingdom. At first, he believes Kirby and his friends are intruders when they build a campfire around him. It turns out to be a setup by Dedede, who wants to destroy Whispy to build a golf course. After most of the forest is cut down, it is revived by one of Whispy's apples. Dedede continues to constantly try to build his golf course during the series while Whispy becomes Kirby's ally. It is voiced by Osamu Hosoi in the Japanese version of the anime and by Dan Green in the English dub.
Kirby's Epic Yarn Bosses
The first four bosses of this game are creations of the sorcerer Yin-Yarn, each being a guardian of one piece of magic yarn; they have not been seen in any other Kirby game.
- The boss of Grass Land is Fangora, a dragon who attacks with its long tongue, strong winds creates with its wings, and fireballs.
- The boss of Hot Land is Hot Wings (フェニクロウ Fenikurou), a flaming phoenix named after the chicken dish, who attacks by shooting fireballs, charging at the player, and summoning enemies.
- The boss of Treat Land is Squashini (his name is a portmanteau of squash and Houdini), a pumpkin-headed magician who attacks you with varying magic tricks, selected by a randomised slot machine.
- Water Land's boss is Capamari (a play on "calamari", also known as Stylocto on the American website), a gigantic squid with a nightcap on its head.
Later bosses in the game are more familiar.
- Snow Land's boss is yarn version of King Dedede, who was teleported to Patch Land by Yin-Yarn, and transformed into a marionette (Kirby can free him by pulling at all the buttons holding him up).
- The boss of Space Land is Meta Knight, also teleported by Yin-Yarn and brainwashed using a set of enchanted swords (after defeating him, Meta-Knight and Kirby team up).
- Whispy Woods, Kracko, and the Main Cannon and Reactor of Halberd appear as mini-bosses in Dream Land, and the final boss is Yin-Yarn himself, who assumes two different forms, Yin-Yarn and Mega Yin-Yarn.
TV Show Characters
These characters only appeared in the anime series Kirby: Right Back At Ya! and not in any particular games to date.
Escargoon (Doctor Escargon (ドクター・エスカルゴン Dokutā Esukarugon) in Japanese versions) is a purple anthropomorphic snail that serves King Dedede in the anime series. He originally left his mother's farm to become famous and make his mother proud, but ended up serving Dedede instead as his personal assistant. He helps Dedede's plots by creating various inventions to help defeat Kirby. King Dedede smashes Escargoon as much as he does Kirby, but his loyalty never waivers. Escargoon has a goatee. He is voiced by Naoki Tatsuta in the Japanese version and by Ted Lewis in the English dub.
Although he was an anime-exclusive character, Escargoon makes a cameo appearance in Kirby Mass Attack, as part of one of King Dedede's attacks (along with several Waddle Dees) in the subgame Kirby Quest.
Sir Ebrum & Lady Like
Sir Ebrum (パーム Pāmu) and Lady Like (メーム Mēmu) are the parents of Tiff and Tuff, who work and live in King Dedede's Castle and keep peace between their strong-willed offsprings and their rambunctious employer. Sir Ebrum works as the Cabinet Minister. Lady Like is usually the one out of the two who is suspicious of Dedede's plots since they put her children in danger as well, although even Sir Ebrum gets suspicious sometimes.
Sir Ebrum is voiced by Takashi Nagasako in the Japanese version and David Lapkin in the English dub. Lady Like is voiced by Yuko Mizutani in the Japanese version and Kayzie Rogers impersonating Eva Gabor in the English dub.
Tiff and Tuff
Tiff and Tuff (Fūmu (フーム) and Bun (ブン) in the Japanese versions) are the brother and sister duo that accompany Kirby in the anime series where they are the children of Sir Ebrum and Lady Like. They live in the castle of King Dedede with their parents and help Kirby in his fight against Dedede's plots and Nightmare's monsters. Tiff is more interested in academics such as chemistry and other studies while Tuff is active in sports and other physical activities.
Biblio (ビブリ Biburi) is a Cappy who wears glasses and runs a book store in Cappy Town. He first appeared in "Watermelon Felon" and serves as one of the later introduced characters in the anime.
He is voiced by Maddie Blaustein in the English dub.
Chief Bookem is a Cappy police chief who is the only police officer in Cappy Town. He has a large grey mustache and lives in his house/police station with his wife Buttercup. There isn't much for him to do, but doesn't let that discourage him. One day, Bookem notices a notorious Cappy criminal Doron causing trouble in Cappy Town, he puts Doron in jail. In the episode "Hail to the Chief", he said that he was a former member of a military group called the Rough Ranger Corps. This, however, turned out to be a false story he told to the children of Cappy Town to entertain them and it was his brother who was in the Rangers.
Buttercup (サト Sato) is the loving wife of Chief Bookem.
She is voiced by Madoka Akita in the Japanese version and by Lisa Ortiz in the English dub.
Doron (ドロン) is a Cappy criminal who often commits crimes in Cappy Town such as shoplifting and stealing stuff from the citizens and is often seen in a jail cell at the Cappy Town Police Station. He has a circle-shaped beard. Based on the tendency to steal items, Doron is likely to be a kleptomaniac; this is supported by the fact that he stole a portrait from King Dedede's art gallery in "Dedede's Monsterpiece" and runs away with Sir Ebrum's ring in "The Thing About the Ring".
He is voiced by Nobuo Tobita in the Japanese version.
He is voiced by Mizuki Saitoh in the Japanese version and by Maddie Blaustein in the English dub.
Gus (ガス Gasu) is an overall-wearing Cappy who is a skilled mechanic and the owner of a gas station. He employed Kirby for a short period, but since only King Dedede and the Mayor have cars, it doesn't seem like he'd get much of his business, but he also fixes King Dedede's car every time it's damaged.
He is voiced by Osamu Hasoi in the Japanese version and by Eric Stuart in the English dub.
Honey (ハニー Hanī) is a Cappy Kid who is one of Tuff's friends. She is shown to be clingy to Spikehead at specific moments. Honey is also Spikehead's girlfriend.
She is voiced by Madoka Akita in the Japanese version and by Kayzie Rogers in the English dub.
Iro is voiced by Makiko Ohmoto in the Japanese version and by Kevin Kolack in the English dub.
Mabel (メーベル Mēberu) is a Cappy who is Cappy Town's residential fortune teller. The Cappies often go to her in order to have their future predicted or to help solve their woes. Later in the series, Mabel reveals that she really doesn't have any psychic powers, but still takes delight in helping the Cappies solve their problems. Mabel simply listens to what Samo overhears at the bar. After learning what is on each of the Cappies' minds, she can easily give them advice in the form of one of her predictions.
Mayor Len Blustergas
Mayor Len Blustergas is a Cappy who is the Mayor of Cappy Town. He lives with his wife Hana, his three grandchildren, and his large flock of sheep. Despite being the Mayor of Cappy Town however, he has little freedom to run it freely due to the dictatorship of King Dedede who sometimes enforces unfair laws for his own selfish deeds. Nonetheless, the town's Cappies continue to respect Mayor Len for his own efforts.
Hana (ハナ) is a Cappy resident of Cappy Town and the wife of Mayor Len Blustergas.
She is voiced by Kayzie Rogers in the English dub.
Professor Curio (キュリオ氏 Kyurio Shi) is an elderly Cappy who is a respected citizen of Cappy Town and carries his satchel at all times. Curio runs an antique shop/museum where he displays his artifacts of ancient Dream Land and a long lost Cappy civilization. Besides collecting ancient artifacts, Curio also finds solace by learning about the past in his free time as well.
He is voiced by Takeshi Nagasako in the Japanese version and by Maddie Blaustein in the English dub.
Samo (サモ) is a Cappy who is the owner and bartender of a juice bar in Cappy Town. Upon hearing the problems of the Cappies that visit his bar, Samo would relay them to Mabel. He was one of the few who knew she wasn't a true psychic, not that he minded. They both care about each other, though Samo tends to get a bit sappy.
Sirica (シリカ) is a pale and white alien girl who is the daughter of the legendary Star Warrior Garlude, a mother who teamed up with Meta Knight to reclaim Galaxia and was killed by a monster called Kirisakin. Sirica wields a weapon that can change into five different modes (a flamethrower, a grappling hook, bazooka, a machine gun and a sword). In the episode "Crusade for the Blade", she attacked Meta Knight and tried to seize his sword. She believed that he stole it and left her mother to be killed by the hands of Kirisakin, but was eventually proven wrong when she learned the truth from the sword. In the end, she helped Kirby to destroy Kirisakin, to avenge her mother's death and therefore becoming friends with him and the others. She later returned in the final episode, she is among the other characters as they help Kirby and his friends battle Nightmare.
Spikehead (イロー Irō) is a Cappy Kid who is one of Tuff's friends and the pushiest amongst the three. Spikehead has a crush on Honey.
He is voiced by Chiro Kanzaki in the Japanese version and by Amy Birnbaum in the English dub.
Tuggle is a Cappy who is the shopkeeper of Cappy Town's grocery store which is one of a few places to get a steady flow of business. Tuggle would sometimes be see seen with Gengu. He wears a green hat and apron with two sun symbols in the bottom.
He is voiced by Mizuki Saitoh in the Japanese version and by Eric Stuart in the English dub.
Yabui is a Cappy who is the only doctor in Cappy Town where he is also a dentist. He runs a small, low tech clinic, but doesn't get many bad cases aside from colds, toothaches, and the occasional case of sleeping sickness. Many of the Cappies don't like visiting Yabui as he has many painful strategies of fighting cavities. His eyes and mouth were hidden by his glasses and a light grey mustache respectively.
He is voiced by Sekine Kazunori in the Japanese version and by David Lapkin in the English dub.
Nightmare Enterprises (Holy Nightmare Co. (ホーリーナイトメア社 Hōrī Naitomea-sha) in the Japanese version and also known as N.M.E) is an organization led by Nightmare. Its purpose is creating monsters selling them to unsuspecting customers through the internet in order to spread Nightmare's empire. Besides the monsters and by-products, Nightmare Enterprises also creates different kinds of warfare, ranging from laser guns to large ships. The company is housed by a massive spaceship with an eye on its front and cyberspace cities on its exterior.
Nightmare Enterprises Salesman
One of Nightmare Enterprises' main employees is its Salesman (Customer Service (カスタマーサービス Kasutamā Sābisu) in Japan), who sells monsters to King Dedede over the Internet. In the Japanese version, he speaks politely, but still doesn't pass up a chance to insult customers. However, in the dub, his personality is more like that of a stereotypical used car salesman. The Salesman answers to Nightmare and often tends to overcharge King Dedede for his purchases. In "New Year! Kirby Quiz Show" ("The Kirby Quiz" in the dub), he hosts a quiz show to welcome the new year with questions about the series. Until the final episode, only the top half of his body is shown, giving King Dedede and Escargoon the illusion of him being a tall human. In the finale, he is revealed to be very short with tiny Kirby-like feet below his waist. When Dedede and Escargoon meet him in person, they decide to get revenge on the Salesman for all the trouble he gave them by feeding him Chef Kawasaki's horrid cooking.
Although he is considered an anime only character, the Nightmare Enterprises Salesman appears in Kirby Mass Attack in the sub-game Strato Patrol EOS at the game over screen.
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Monsters (魔獣 Majū) are the fiendish creatures in the anime. They are created by Nightmare at Nightmare Enterprises where he has them sold for profit. Besides the monsters that appear in the video game, the following monsters are exclusive to the anime:
- Regular Monsters - Regular Monsters are the common combatant monsters used by Nightmare Enterprises. There are different types of Regular Monsters in the series.
- Mini-Monsters - Mini-Monsters are small Monsters that cause trouble wherever they go. They come in the shape of axes, brooms, cows, cyclopes, four-armed boxers, raccoons, radishes, witch-hatted monsters, wood pieces, and wrench-armed robots. They had a small appearance in the beginning of "A Blockbuster Battle". The Mini-Monsters had a major part in "Monster Management" where Knuckle Joe worked for Nightmare Enterprises and sent the Mini-Monsters to Cappy Town to tire Kirby out enough for the Nightmare Enterprises Salesman to send Masher.
- Chess Monsters - Chess Monsters appeared in a flashback in "Kirby's Duel Role" where Kabu mentioned that there was one monster that Nightmare created that didn't follow his orders. In "Fight to the Finish", the Chess Monsters were seen in Nightmare's lair where they are shown to be larger and much different in appearances.
- Generic Monsters - Generic Monsters are Nightmare Enterprises' most important Monsters. There are 13 different generic monsters ranging from green gem-wearing purple lobsters, worms, Ammonites, spiked armadillos, bears, silver dragons, one-horned walruses, seahorses with feet, one-eyed pterodactyls, boxing glove-wearing wolves, spiked spider-like crabs, red dragons, and brown wyverns.
- Spirit Monsters - Spirit Monsters were the last type of Monsters to be introduced in the anime. They appear as white gust-like ghostly spirits with malicious faces.
- Octacon - A fire-breathing octopus that appeared in "Kirby Comes to Cappy Town." Octacon was the first Monster that Kirby fought. Octacon first appeared as a small octopus and ended up growing upon consuming the sheep of Cappytown. Octacon even hypnotized King Dedede. In the fight against Octacon, Kirby became Fire Kirby and destroyed Octacon.
- Dedede Stone (デデデストーン Dedede Sutōn) - A massive statue of King Dedede that appeared in "Curio's Curious Discovery." It was unleashed by King Dedede when the Cappies wanted to toss King Dedede out of Cappy Town. It was destroyed by Stone Kirby.
- Slice n' Splice (キッタリハッタリ Kittarihattari) - Slice n' Splice is a sentient robot that wields a sun staff and a moon staff that can split any living thing into its male and female half. Slice n' Splice played a part in slicing Fofa into Fololo and Falala when Nightmare Enterprises sold them to King Dedede. He appeared in "The Fofa Factor" where he is ordered by King Dedede to dispose of Kirby. During this time, he remembers Fololo and Falala. Slice n' Splice is destroyed by Cutter Kirby.
- Urameshiya - Urameshiya is a ghost monster. It appeared in "Escargoon Squad" where it haunted Castle Dedede. Its true motive was to collect the money for the bills that King Dedede owes to Nightmare Enterprises.
- Honker Stomper - Honker Stomper is a monster with a large nose. King Dedede ordered him from Nightmare Enterprises in order to help find Sir Ebrum's wedding ring. His sneezes are strong enough to blow anything away. When Honker Stomper ended up in an inhaling duel, Tiff discovered that Honker Stomper was vulnerable to pepper and used it to cause Honker Stomper to lose control. King Dedede was angered upon him and Escargoon being sneezed against the wall and uses his hammer to send Honker Stomper flying.
- Susshi (スッシー Susshī) - Susshi is a fish-like monster with an eel-like tail. In "A Princess in Dis-Dress," King Dedede uses Susshi to fight Commander Vee (who was actually Princess Rona in disguise). Kirby became Sword Kirby and helped Commander Vee into slicing off Susshi's tail.
- Max Flexer (マッチョサン Macho-san) - Max Flexer is a fitness-obsessed monster with brown skin and a pink afro. In "Fitness Fiend", King Dedede orders a supply of additive-packed potato chips from Nightmare Enterprises designed to bloat Kirby into helplessness, except Dedede forgets this and ends up eating the chips himself until he and Kirby are both morbidly obese. Max Flexer is then purchased to help them burn off the fat, but Max's real motive is to destroy Kirby while he is too fat to inhale. After spitting out the chips to lose the excess weight, Kirby inhales Max's headset microphone and becomes Mike Kirby, whose singing destroys the monster and much of Dedede's castle. Max Flexer also appears in Kirby Mass Attack as an enemy in the "Kirby Quest" sub-game.
- Tornadon - Tornadon is a slug-like monster with fan blades at the end of its arms which it uses to create tornadoes. It created a tornado that stranded Kirby, Tiff, Tuff, Fololo, and Falala on an island that was the home of Kit Cosmos. King Dedede and Escargoon arrived on Kit Cosmos' island and unleashed Tornadon on Sgt. Kit Cosmos. Kirby became Tornado Kirby and was able to destroy Tornadon.
- Yamigake - Yamikage is a ninja in the Galaxy Soldier Army's Ninja Special Forces until he betrayed them to Nightmare Enterprises as experienced by Meta-Knight. In "Ninja Binge", King Dedede ordered him from Nightmare Enterprises to steal back Benikage's "failing" report card (which everyone thought was a ninja scroll). Yamikage nearly killed Benikage until Kirby arrives and becomes Ninja Kirby who managed to repel Yamikage. Yamikage retreates vowing to come back and get revenge on Kirby and Meta-Knight.
- WolfWrath (チリドッグ Chiridoggu) - WolfWrath is a fuchsia wolf which is said to have been born in the fires of Hell (with that fact being removed in the English dub). WolfWrath was one of Nightmare Enterprises' most powerful creations yet he doesn't take orders very well and has a weakness to water. WolfWrath once fought Meta-Knight in the past and was defeated when it fell into the lake. In "Hour of the WolfWrath", King Dedede orders WolfWrath in his latest plot to destroy Kirby. When Meta-Knight came to Kirby's aid, Meta-Knight fought WolfWrath until one of WolfWrath's attacks paralyzed Meta-Knight causing Sword Knight and Blade Knight to fight WolfWrath. Sword Knight and Blade Knight were able to drive WolfWrath into a nearby lake and Galaxia Kirby ended up destroying WolfWrath.
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