List of Kirby characters
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Kirby[a] is a series of action-platformer video games developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. The series centers around a young extraterrestrial hero and the main player character called Kirby, who protects his home planet of Pop Star from various threats using his power to inhale and swallow enemies and gain their abilities. The series has sold over 20 million copies worldwide as of September 2008[update].
Kirby (カービィ, Kābī) is a pink "puffball" and the protagonist of several games developed by HAL Laboratory. The villains he encounters typically threaten his home of Dream Land (プププランド, Pupupu Rando, Pupupu Land) on Planet Popstar (ポップスター, Poppusutā, 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 can gain the abilities of the enemies he swallowed, such as Fire, Sword, Fighter, and Cutter. Kirby is voiced by Makiko Ohmoto.
King Dedede (デデデ
The "Revenge of the King" game of Kirby Super Star Ultra introduces a harder version of King Dedede known 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 after Dedede is brainwashed by the villain Taranza; and also appears as Dedede's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Meta Knight (メタナイト, Meta Naito) is an antihero character referred to as Kirby's rival, who sometimes fights with him for varying reasons, though they often arrive to the same goal. He always wears a grey-silver mask with only eye holes to see his two yellow glowing eyes, and under it, he looks almost exactly like Kirby, though with a blue body and white eyes, which appear yellow in Kirby: Planet Robobot and Kirby Star Allies. He wears a navy blue cloak that can transform into a set of wings, and he usually wields a special sword called the Galaxia Sword. 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 the Super Smash Bros. series.
Bandana Waddle Dee
Bandana Waddle Dee (バンダナワドルディ, Bandana Wadorudi), sometimes simply called Waddle Dee (ワドルディ, Wadorudi), is a Waddle Dee who wears a blue bandana and is frequently seen wielding a spear. He first appeared in Kirby Super Star as the first opponent in the "Megaton Punch" minigame. In Kirby Super Star Ultra, he appears in the "Revenge of the King" game mode as King Dedede's right-hand man. Bandana Waddle Dee also appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra's "The Arena" mode as a joke boss. Beginning with Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Bandana Waddle Dee transitioned into being an ally of Kirby and 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, and again as a playable character in Kirby Star Allies. In the series spinoffs, Bandana Waddle Dee appears as a playable character in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, and as a CPU-controlled ally in the single player mode of Kirby Battle Royale (using a parasol instead of a spear).
It is implied that "The Apple Juice Song" (a special arrangement of the Apple Scramble theme from Kirby Battle Royale made for the 25th anniversary of the series) is sung by Bandana Waddle Dee in-universe. A rough translation of the song indicates that he is singing about getting stronger to be on par with Kirby in terms of power and skill (likely because of his defeat at his hands in "Revenge of the King," or just out of admiration for him).
Nightmare (ナイトメア, Naitomea), also known as Cloaked Nightmare, is 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 spreading bad dreams. Kirby, not knowing this, finds the pieces and reunites them. Nightmare is inadvertently freed, but Kirby ends up using it to defeat him. Nightmare's Power Orb (ナイトメアパワーオーブ, Naitomea Pawā Ōbu) is his initial form that shoots stars, and he eventually transforms into a humanoid, vampire-like being with a tornado-like cloak for a body known as Nightmare Wizard (ナイトメアウィザード, Naitomea Wizādo).
Nightmare is also the main villain of the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! anime. He runs NightMare Enterprises. He is given the name of eNeMeE in the English version. Depicted as having a more threatening persona than in the game, he is instead bent on conquering the universe, and dominates much of the universe from the series' beginning. He uses his ability to create an endless number of monsters to conquer civilizations. He also sells them to unsuspecting customers 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 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.
An Another Dimension counterpart of Nightmare known as Parallel Nightmare (アナザーナイトメア, Anazā Naitomea, Another Nightmare) appears as the main antagonist in the game Super Kirby Clash. Parallel Nightmare is again voiced by Banjo Ginga.
Dark Matter (ダークマター, Dāku Matā) is a cloud-like creature commonly appearing as a black orb covered in orange petal-like extensions and possessing a single red eye. It has been depicted as both a character and a species, the latter of which is generally known in Japanese as 「
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, a massive cloud of Dark Matter appears in the Pop Star sky 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 Dark Matter once again. After its defeat, Kirby faces the leader of Dark Matter, a giant white creature with a single red eye known as Zero (ゼロ).
Dark Matter clouds return 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 Dark Matter from Ripple Star, but the Crystal detects and expels a powerful presence of Dark Matter from the queen, which goes on to form a new planet. In the core of this last world is 0² (ゼロツー, Zero Tsū, Zero Two), presumably Zero's successor or a reincarnated version of it. It an angelic-looking form of Zero with a halo, a band-aid (confirming that Zero's eye shell from Dream Land 3 was a last-ditch effort and effectively hurt it in the process), segmented wings, and a green spiked tail.
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, dubbed Dark Matter Clone (クローン剣士ダークマター, Kurōn Kenshi Dāku Matā, Clone Swordsman Dark Matter) or Dark Matter Blade, 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, as he is unable to turn into his second form.
Marx (マルク, Maruku) is the final boss 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 the sixth and final chapter, "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 has fangs and strange yellow wings, before sending Nova on a collision course with Pop Star. As the Sun and Moon hold Nova back, Kirby rides a magical shooting 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, Maruku Souru), the final boss of the new and most difficult mode "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 arrangement 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 Dream Land, he will occasionally turn into a stone statue of Marx in his original form bouncing on his striped ball.
He also appears in Kirby Star Allies as a playable Dream Friend, added through update 2.0.0.
He makes an appearance of the Kirby representative of the boss fights in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, through Kirby's, the Inkling's, and Rosalina and Luma's Classic Modes and also appears in World of Light.
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 and Super Kirby Clash, Dark Mind assumes the form of King Dedede as the game's final boss, named King D-Mind (キングD・マインド, Kingu D-Maindo). Although he is the final boss in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, he is also in Super Kirby Clash.
Dark Meta Knight is also a playable Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies update 3.0.0.
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. 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.
Dark Nebula (ダークゼロ, Dāku Zero, Dark Zero) is the prisoner of a treasure chest which was originally in King Dedede's possession in Kirby: Squeak Squad. 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 Nebula has two cameos in the base version of Kirby Star Allies, where he appears as a transformation of the Stone ability, and as a Jack-in-the-box in one of Daroach's attacks; in the 4.0.0 update, it also appears in the ""Bad Boss Brothers", where it is shown opposite 0² and Zero among other final bosses.
Yin-Yarn the Sorcerer
Yin-Yarn (アミーボ・アモーレ, Amībo Amōre, Amiibo Amore) is the main villain of Kirby's Epic Yarn and the remake, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. He is an evil sorcerer who wreaks chaos and havoc in Dream Land and Patch Land. When Kirby tries to eat his Metatomato (thinking it's a Maxim 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 of his normal inhalation-based power. Later, Kirby learns about Yin-Yarn tearing Patch Land into seven pieces and stealing the magic yarn. In the game, Kirby must retrieve the magic yarn by defeating a boss. Yin-Yarn, after tearing Patch Land into seven pieces, he travels to Dream Land to wreak havoc there. So, to save both of their worlds, 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. Yin-Yarn's name is a pun on yin yang. Yin Yarn, like all of Patch Land's creatures, is made from yarn (considering the name, Yin-Yarn), and a button for a nose. He uses knitting needles for his evil schemes (which are mostly creating giant monsters and fake Waddle Dees to beat up King Dedede).
Necrodeus (ネクロディアス, Nekurodiasu) 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), next, Kirby must defeat him. Upon death, Necrodeus drops his magic staff, the source of his power, which Kirby uses to restore himself to normal.
Magolor (マホロア, Mahoroa) 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 Bandana 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 start his plan by conquering Planet Popstar 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 first defeat, Magolor is seemed to been destroyed. But, during a cutscene, it's revealed that the Master Crown took control of Magolor's body, and turned himself into Magolor Soul. After the second defeat, the crown is broken, and Magolor is taken into a portal, seeming to end his tyranny.
Magolor returns in Kirby's Dream Collection, revealed to be alive and reformed, where he builds Kirby a new playground as an apology for his actions in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. 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 in other games, including Kirby: Triple Deluxe (as an 8 bit keychain), Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe (as an enemy, although he doesn't deal damage), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (as a trophy), Kirby: Planet Robobot (as a sticker), and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as a spirit).
He appears as a playable character in the third update for Kirby Star Allies.
Queen Sectonia (クィン・セクトニア, Kin Sekutonia, Queen Sectnia) 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 to their rescue. However, Queen Sectonia sent her trusted servant, Taranza, to intercept this plan by kidnapping the Hero of Dream Land. 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 warping Popstar into her perfect vision. Kirby once again battles Sectonia, but 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, allowing Kirby to become Hypernova Kirby. Kirby then inhales Queen Sectonia's laser blast before spitting it back at her, destroying her. In the extra mode Dededetour, she returns as Queen Sectonia DX (クィン・セクトニアDX, Kin Sekutonia DX, Queen Sectnia 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 (セクトニア ソウル, Sekutonia Souru, Sectnia Soul) and once again battles Kirby. After her defeat, however, she rips herself out of the Dreamstalk to battle Kirby one last time. After her defeat, she bursts into a shower of flower petals. One petal, which glowed larger than the others, fell slowly, giving note of the usage of how Star Dream was able to clone her.
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. It is more zombie-like in appearance than the original Sectonia, and upon defeat 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. He is a multicolored cloud-like creature with the strange urge to steal color from places, and possessed Claycia to fulfill these plans. But after Claycia was freed from his control, Dark Crafter became furious and decided to steal the colors himself. With help from Claycia, Kirby and Elline destroyed Dark Crafter causing him to explode.
President Haltmann (プレジデント・ハルトマン, Purejidento Harutoman, President Hartmann), full name Max Profitt Haltmann (ゲインズ・インカム・ハルトマン, Geinzu Inkamu Harutoman, Gains Income Hartmann), is an antagonist in 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 the "Meta Knightmare Returns" mode, he is faced by Meta Knight under the name President Haltmann 2.0 (Re:プレジデント・ハルトマン, Re:Purejidento Harutoman, Re:President Hartmann), 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 Popstar.
A supercomputer built by the Haltmann Works Company (HWC), Star Dream (星の夢, Hoshi no Yume) is the true main villain and 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 last attempt, Kirby manages to drill completely through Star Dream, presumably destroying it.
In the "Meta Knightmare Returns" mode, 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 (星の夢.Soul OS, Hoshi no Yume.Soul OS, 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 before finally exploding.
Hyness (ハイネス, Hainesu, Hiness) is an antagonist in Kirby Star Allies. He is the leader of a mysterious cult that worships Void, and the commander of the three Mage-Sisters: Francisca, Flamberge, and Zan Partizanne. Once a kind individual who saved the Mage-Sisters from death and granted them their elemental powers, he was eventually driven to insanity and grew neglectful towards the Mage-Sisters despite their loyalty to him. This is particularly tragic in the case of Zan Partizanne, who adores him despite his inability to even remember her name. His goal is to obtain the pieces of the Jamba Heart scattered throughout the galaxy and use them to resurrect Void Termina, who he refers to as his "Dark Lord."
Kirby and his allies battle Hyness's forces every step of the way and eventually reach him at the altar within the Divine Terminus, where he has assembled the nearly complete Jamba Heart. To buy Hyness time, Zan Partizanne fights Kirby again but is beaten. Hyness then takes notice of the intruders, shoves Zan Partizanne aside and battles them himself, utilizing his dark magic in combat. When beaten, his cloak falls off, revealing his grotesque true appearance as a purple and yellow-skinned creature with a huge nose and ears and bulging eyes. Hyness flies into a state of madness and summons the three Mage-Sisters, then places them under his control and uses them as zombified puppets to battle his enemies. Even this fails to defeat Kirby, however, and Hyness is left greatly weakened. Desperate to fulfill his goal and resurrect Void Termina, Hyness sacrifices himself and the Mage-Sisters to the Jamba Heart, giving the Dark Lord the energy it needs to awaken. All four are later seen trapped in fleshy cocoons within Void Termina's body, but are ejected during Kirby's battle with the creature.
In the "Heroes in Another Dimension" storyline, it is revealed that Hyness's prayers to summon Void Termina have caused time and space to break down at the Divine Terminus, and he has vanished into the titular alternate dimension. Once Kirby and his friends gather the four spears that once sealed the Jamba Heart, they find a new Jamba Heart at the alternate dimension's Divine Terminus. The spears cause the heart to shatter, releasing Hyness in a demonic new form dubbed Corrupt Hyness (ダークサイドハイネス, Dākusaido Hainesu, Dark Side Hiness). In this form, Hyness's magic is much more powerful at the cost of destroying his already fragile mental state. Kirby's group ultimately manages to defeat him, only for the three Mage-Sisters to arrive too late to help him. In the storyline's good ending, the Mage-Sisters are saved by the power of Kirby's Friend Heart, and after Kirby leaves, Hyness turns back into his true self, allowing the Mage-Sisters to help him up and bring him back to their world.
Void Termina (エンデ・ニル, Ende Niru, Ende Nil), also known as the "Destroyer of Worlds," is the final boss of Kirby Star Allies. It is an ancient being that has been reincarnated throughout the ages, and is worshipped by Hyness's cult. Long ago, Void Termina was sealed away by four warriors who used mystical spears that Hyness removed from the Jamba Heart at the beginning of the game's story. Because of an imperfection in the ritual, pieces of the Jamba Heart scatter throughout space, including on Popstar, where they possess Whispy Woods, King Dedede and Meta Knight. At Hyness's behest, the three Mage-Sisters search through space to recover the Jamba Heart pieces so Void Termina can be revived. Once Hyness sacrifices himself and the Mage-Sisters to the Jamba Heart, the seal is fully broken and Void Termina reawakens.
Initially assuming a giant humanoid form, Void Termina battles Kirby and his allies in deep space. In this form, Void Termina can create massive shockwaves and wield giant swords that it can charge with elemental energy. To damage Void Termina, Kirby must use the Star Allies Sparkler to shoot an eye on Void Termina's body. Once the beast suffers enough damage, it collapses and its mask falls off, pulling the heroes into its body and forcing them to battle its core. Eventually, the core splits open, and Kirby and his allies are ejected from Void Termina's body. Void Termina rises again, sprouts giant wings, and becomes able to summon and use a variety of magical weapons. Like before, the eye that appears on its body is a weak spot, and after taking heavy damage it falls to the ground and pulls Kirby into itself again. This time, Void Termina's true form appears inside its body - an amorphous mass capable of taking on a number of forms and taking control of Kirby's allies, which can only be undone using a Friend Heart. At the end of the battle, Void Termina is finally destroyed in a clash between the Star Allies Sparkler and its Dark Matter form's laser.
In the Soul Melter difficulty of the Ultimate Choice sub-game, Void Termina's true form is dubbed Void Soul (ソウル オブ ニル, Souru obu Niru, Soul of Nil). It is noted that the ancient scrolls written about Void Termina say that its reincarnations may be affected by positive or negative energy, leaving the possibility that Void Termina may one day return as a friend instead of an enemy. In Soul Melter EX, Void Termina's appearance changes once again, with its body turning black, its mask bearing glowing red eyes, and its innards becoming a color-shifting abyss. This form's full name is Void Termina, the True Destroyer of Worlds and its abilities are accordingly dramatically enhanced. In the final phase, a new entity simply named Void (ニル, Niru, Nil) awakens inside its body. Nicknamed the Astral Birth, it fights with all the powers of Void Soul but also incorporates techniques used by Dark Mind and Drawcia Soul.
Adeleine (アドレーヌ, Adorēnu) is a human girl 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. Some official sources suggest that Ado may simply be a nickname of Adeleine, but it has yet to be completely confirmed.
Adeleine appears as a playable Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies, with Ribbon supporting her.
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.
Dyna Blade's most recent appearance has been in Kirby Star Allies, making a cameo in Dream Land's overworld map
Gooey (グーイ, Gūi) is a blue 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. He also appears in Kirby Star Allies as a playable character through an update.
Keeby (キービィ, Kībī, Keeby) is a yellow-colored Kirby whose Japanese name only officially appears in Kirby's Dream Course supplemental material. Only playable through multiplayer mode, Keeby is Kirby's rival to see who can get the most points in a race to get to the golf hole first. Keeby also appears as an optional costume for Kirby in the Super Smash Bros. series. Kirby turns the color of Keeby when he obtains the Beam ability in Kirby Super Star. In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby can use spray paint to become a yellow Kirby.
Kirby's Dream Land 2 introduces:
- Rick (リック, Rikku) - A brown and white hamster who can walk on ice without slipping. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Rick can also defeat 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 to eat them.
- Coo (クー, Kū) - A wise purple owl who can fly against strong winds.
- Kine (カイン, Kain) - A blue fish who can swim against strong currents and allow Kirby to use his inhaling attack underwater. He can also travel on land, albeit very slowly, and in Kirby's Dream Land 3 can jump on foes to defeat them.
Kirby's Dream Land 3 introduces:
- Nago (ナゴ) - A brown, orange, and white cat that is twice the size of Kirby. He can roll Kirby up into a ball and roll him around, and can also perform double or triple-jumps and jump on foes to defeat them.
- Pitch (ピッチ, Pitchi) - A small green bird who can perform powerful attacks when he has a Copy Ability. He can fly too, but not against strong winds.
- ChuChu (チュチュ, Chuchu) - A pink octopus who can cling to ceilings, but also weighs Kirby down when he attempts to fly.
In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, when Kirby uses the Cutter/Stone Power Combo, 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!, and appear in Kirby's Return to Dream Land as one of Stone Kirby's transformations.
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. In Kirby Star Allies, Rick, Coo, and Kine are a composite playable Dream Friend, while Nago, Pitch, and ChuChu appear in various attacks when Kirby uses the Cleaning ability.
Prince Fluff (フラッフ, Furaffu, Fluff) is a playable character who helps Kirby in Kirby's Epic Yarn and its 3DS remake. He is similar in appearance to Kirby, but is blue in color, has brown eyes, and wears a small golden crown. 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.
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. She later makes a cameo in Kirby: Planet Robobot as a sticker and later appears in Kirby Star Allies as Adeleine's partner in an update.
Landia (ランディア, Randia) is a four-headed dragon from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. According to the in-game description, he has protected the Master Crown and the Lor Starcutter since ancient times. Magolor attempted to steal the treasures he guarded, thus waking him up and forcing him into a rampage. Magolor fought against Landia himself to get it but lost, so he stole the Lor Starcutter and flew to Planet Popstar in hopes of finding someone useful to his plans. Magolor returned with Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight and Bandana Waddle Dee, and sicced all four on the dragon. After they defeated him, Magolor finally obtained the Master Crown and left to take over the galaxy starting with Popstar. 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 Popstar before returning home to Halcandra.
He is also the one-to-final boss in the sub-game "Team Kirby Clash" in Planet Robobot, and his EX form, which is colored purple, is the final boss in the same game. He is also fought in the expanded standalone version of the sub-game, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe in the Empyrean, as well as his EX counterpart in the Decisive Battlefield. A parallel version of Landia also appears where Landia EX is fought, and the game confirms Landia's gender to be male.
Taranza (タランザ) is a spider-like creature who appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. He hails from Floralia and is a retainer to Queen Sectonia. He was sent by Queen Sectonia to kidnap Kirby but kidnaps King Dedede instead. Kirby then chases 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 dangerous monsters from another dimension. However, the game's ending reveals that the mirror was controlling Taranza the entire time, and he returns to being peaceful after it is destroyed. He is a playable character in the third update for Kirby Star Allies.
Elline (エリーヌ, Erīnu) is a paintbrush-like fairy who appears in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. She helps Kirby to defeat Claycia by freeing her from her curse. When Claycia came to her senses, she reconciled with Elline. However, their reunion is cut short by a furious Dark Crafter who lost control over Claycia and plans to steal the colors himself, Claycia helps Kirby and Elline defeat Dark Crafter and restore Planet Popstar.
Susie (秘書スージー, Hisho Sūjī, Secretary 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 Planet Popstar 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" mode, new information about Susie and her relationship with Haltmann is revealed via the Pause screen. Her full name is Susanna Patrya Haltmann (スザンナ・ファミリア・ハルトマン, Suzanna Famiria Harutoman, Susanna Familia Hartmann). 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.
In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash, a doppelganger named Parallel Susie (アナザースージー, Anazā Sūjī, Another Susie) appears as a boss.
Susie returns as a playable character in the third update for Kirby Star Allies.
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Awasuki (アワスキィ, Awasukyi) is a tiny orange fish with shiny eyes similar to Kirby's that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. It's a passive enemy that can't damage Kirby or be defeated.
Barbar (バルバル, Barubaru) is a big brown eel with beady black eyes with a large jaw, three darker spots (possibly gills) and visible fins that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot. It serves as more of an obstacle than an enemy, as it is completely invincible and cannot be interacted with by the player.
Blade (ブレイド, Bureido) is a small knight-like enemy that has a spherical, black body, and wears a purple helmet with a single orange spike on top. It carries a sword in its left hand. It cannot be inhaled.
Bio Spark (バイオスパーク, Baio Supāku) is a ninja that attacks by throwing small knives. It first appeared in Kirby Super Star, and has appeared infrequently since then. When inhaled, it gives the Ninja ability.
Blade Knight (ブレイドナイト, Bureidonaito) is a small soldier that attacks by using a sword and wears green armor. He is a recurring enemy and gives the Sword ability to Kirby if inhaled. He is available as a helper in Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Star Allies.
Blippers (ブリッパー, Burippā) are orange fish that wear goggles and are commonly found in underwater levels. They swim and chase Kirby if he goes near them. If they end up on dry land, they flop around erratically. They do not give any ability when inhaled.
Bobo (ボボ, Bobo) is an enemy resembling a walking fireball with black eyes and blue shoes. It gives the Burning ability when inhaled.
Bomber (ボンバー, Bonbā) is a recurring enemy in the Kirby series, depicted as a walking bomb with a skull pattern. It walks in a straight line until it reaches a cliff, where it falls down and lands upside-down, before detonating. Kirby can inhale this enemy to gain the Crash ability, which destroys all enemies on screen, or deals heavy damage to bosses. Bomber appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which the player can pick up and hold overhead to create an explosion.
Boten (ボテン) is a green cactus-like foe with a few white spikes on top of his head and round eyes that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
Bronto Burts (ブロントバート, Burontobāto), originally called Bront Burts, are flying pink creatures with wings. They fly straight or in an arcing path. They first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land, and have appeared in many games since then. They do not give any ability when inhaled.
Broom Hatter (ブルームハッター, Burūmuhattā) 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. In Kirby Star Allies, Clean, now referred to in-game as Cleaning, acts as a fusion of all of Clean's moves from Dream Land 3, including references to the animal friends.
Bun (エイブン, Eibun) is a monster which looks like a red rabbit head with two orange feet. Kirby must make sure he does not get too close to one, as if he does, the enemy will grab him, spin him around several times, and then throw him. If he inhaled, he gives Kirby the Throw ability.
Butch (バッツ, Battsu) is a small knight with a black, spherical body that is an enemy in Kirby's Dream Land 2. He wears purple armor that covers his Kirby-like hands and feet. In his right hand, he carries a simple handaxe that has an orange, likely wooden, shaft.
Cappy (キャピィ, Kyapī) resembles a mushroom with a tan body and a red-and-white spotted cap. When Kirby attempts to inhale it, he instead sucks off its cap, revealing a Haniwa-like creature with hollow eyes and mouth. Cappy does not give any ability when inhaled.
Cawcun (カウカン, Kaukan) is a pelican with big, round eyes, wings, each roughly half the size of its body, and a small tail that appears in Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby Super Star Ultra. It replaces Puffy in Extra Game in former game and Tookey in Revenge of the King in latter game.
Chemitory (ケミトリィ, Kemitorī) is a robotic doctor shaped like a pill that appears as an enemy in Kirby: Planet Robobot. It tosses pills at Kirby, which can be inhaled to transform him into Doctor Kirby.
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.
Clanksprout (ガニョッキ, Ganyokki) is a claw-like foe with a bead-like body and one eye that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. It is usually teal, but there are also some purple ones as well.
Cool Spook (クールスプーク, Kūru Supūku) is an enemy from Kirby's Adventure and its remake Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land that looks like a cross between an angel and a ghost, and is also luminescent. Originally, Cool Spooks wore an orange fez, had orange stripes on its lower body, and had a dull yellow tint. In the remake, Cool Spooks had slight alterations made to its earlier design. They now wear stark white sheets and have a gold halo above them rather than a fez. Cool Spooks also have a blue choker around their necks. Cool Spooks are also known for wearing black sunglasses. It is unknown if Cool Spooks have eyes.
Cryball (ウルル, Ururu) is an eyeball with tiny orange wings that are not connected to it that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. It has three metal spikes that resemble eyelashes, the back of it is the same coloration as its spikes.
Driblee is an eel-like creature that appears in Kirby Star Allies. It gives Kirby the Water ability and can also be recruited as a friend.
Drifter (ドリフター, Dorifutā), originally called Floaty the Drifter, 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.
Dropso (グミーン, Gumīn) is a blue blob with a white and blue button eye that appears in Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Eelongo (グオー, Guō) is a giant purple eels with yellow fins, large eyes and sharp teeth that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. It swims through narrow underwater passageways, chasing schools of small orange fish and instantly defeating everyone that gets in its way—including the Kirbys. These fish appear several seconds before Eelongo swims through, giving the player a warning to hide in a crevice and let the monster pass by.
Flamer (フレイマー, Fureimā) is a spinning, circular, fire-shooting enemy that grants the Fire ability when inhaled. It tends to attach to surfaces and roll around on them. It first appeared in Kirby's Adventure, and has appeared in multiple games since then.
Freezo (コーラス, Kōrasu) is a small, light blue creature with a snout wearing a red Santa hat and having two pink button eyes. It appears in Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn and attacks by firing small snowballs at Kirby and Prince Fluff.
Gabon (ガボン) is a skull-headed monster that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby: Planet Robobot, and Kirby Star Allies. 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 (ガルボ, Garubo) is a dragon head-like enemy that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Planet Robobot. 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.
Glunk (グランク, Guranku) is a recurring enemy in the series. It is a green sea anemone that is found in or near water. It stays in one spot and shoots projectiles at regular intervals. If Kirby inhales it, he does not get an ability.
Gordo (ゴルドー, Gorudō) is a common enemy in the Kirby games that 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 and are used in his side special, or Side B, in "Super Smash Bros. for Wii U" and "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate". 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.
Grinkey (トレッキー, Torekkī, Trekkey) is a large golden key with brown face, glaring yellow eyes, malicious grin, a ruby attached to his handle, and golden wings growing from his head that appears in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.
Hack (セッキ, Sekki) is an enemy that appears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and loocks like stone axe with silver stone blades for head, light brown body, light brown feet, no arms, and no eyes. It grants the Stone ability when inhaled.
Hot Head (ホットヘッド, Hotto Heddo) is an orange creature that attacks by blowing fire out of its mouth. It first appeared in Kirby's Adventure, and has become a recurring character. It grants the Fire ability when inhaled.
A similar enemy called Burning Leo (バーニンレオ, Bānin Reo, Burnin' Leo) appears in Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Star Allies. Like Hot Head, it gives Kirby the Fire ability, although it can also be recruited as a friend in those games.
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, Nakkurujō) is a martial artist based on a Muay Thai boxer who utilizes a variety of punches and kicks and gives Kirby the Fighter ability when inhaled. He first appeared in Kirby Super Star, and also appears in Kirby Super Star Ultra, where he is both an enemy type and a playable helper for multiplayer co-op. After a long absence, he came back as an enemy in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He also appears in Kirby's Dream Collection, Kirby Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot, as an enemy and Kirby: Star Allies, where he reprises his role as the co-op character for Fighter ability.
Knuckle Joe also appears in the Super Smash Bros. series as a summonable Assist Trophy starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When summoned, he performs Vulcan Jab on the nearest enemy fighter, locking them in place before finishing them off with either Rising Break or Smash Punch.
Knuckle Joe is a recurring character in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Here he is the son of the legendary Star Warrior, Jecra, and 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 captured and changed into a monster by Nightmare. After this, he reappears multiple times to help Kirby. Strangely, in his first appearance Knuckle Joe has purple skin and white hair while later episodes give him a color scheme closer to his games counterpart.
He is voiced by Minami Takayama in Japanese media and by Alésia Glidewell in the English versions of the Super Smash Bros. series, while Kevin Kolack voices him in the dub of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
Loud (ラウド, Raudo) is a small, gray raincloud with round black eyes that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It doesn't grant any Copy Ability when inhaled.
Madoo (マドゥー, Madū) is a small, black, spherical wizard from Kirby's Dream Land 3. It has yellow eyes garbed in a pink cloak and limbless, orange hands that float in front of it. Madoo is always seen floating in the air and attacking by shooting down dark blasts. However, these dark blasts are powerful enough to penetrate any blocks that Kirby cannot normally destroy, therefore meaning that Madoo is actually meant to be helpful - its dark blasts allow Kirby to access areas that he could not get to on his own. Madoo gives no Copy Ability if inhaled.
Magoo (マグー, Magū) is a small, orange and red, fire orb from Kirby's Dream Land 3. It has yellow eyes and a black, spherical face. Its limbless and has no visible mouth. Its copy ability is burning.
Magu (マグー, Magū) (not to be confused with Magoo) is a tall lava monster that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. It has large, piercing yellow eyes and a massive mouth. It also has hands positioned beside it, but it lacks arms. Its name comes from Magma.
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' strongest creations. Knuckle Joe (who was working as a Monster Manager at the time) had the N.M.E. Sales Guy 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 (パワードマッシャー, Pawādo Masshā, Powered Masher), 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 and in Kirby's Blowout Blast.
Metalun (メタルン, Metarun, Metalum) is a silvery metal creature, about twice Kirby's size, that is shaped like a dodecahedron. It has two small, black eyes on one face of its body, but no torso, ears, nose, or visible mouth. It also has two blocky feet which it tucks in as it rolls.
Mumbies (マンビーズ, Manbīzu) 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 its 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.
N-Z (エヌゼット, Enu Zetto) is dark grey ball with round black eyes, pointy cat-like ears, and white shoes that appears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
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 & 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).
Oohroo (ウッホ, Uhho) is a purple ape-like creature with tiny eyes and feet, a thick brow, and a greatly-accentuated chin that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. He has large hands that do not appear to be attached to his body.
Plugg (コンセ, Konse, Conce) is an electric plug-shaped enemy that appears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and Kirby: Star Allies. It can be swallowed for the Spark ability in the former and the Plasma ability in the latter.
Popon (ポポン) 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 exposed, Popon removed his disguise and went on the attack. Popon was destroyed by Cook Kirby. It later appears in Kirby Star Allies as the launcher for the Goal Game.
Puffy (パフィ, Pafi) is a light blue cloud with a tiny mouth and a pair of glossy sunglasses over its eyes that appears in Kirby's Dream Land. In Extra Game it replaced by Cawcun.
Ringle (ディングル, Dinguru) is a black, spherical creature with red, oval feet and blue eyes. It wears a large brass bell like a helmet. This bell is adorned with a pair of white wings which the enemy uses for flight. Ringle's bell also sports a golden rim and a circular loop on its top. It appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and yields the Bell ability when inhaled/
Rocky (ロッキー, Rokkī) is a common rock-like enemy that grants Kirby the Stone ability.
Sasuke (サスケ) is an enemy in the Kirby franchise that only appeared in Kirby's Dream Land 3. 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 (スカーフィ, Sukāfi) resembles an orange ball with pointy cat-like ears. When Kirby tries to inhale Scarfy, it transforms into a beige-colored, ghastly, one-eyed version of itself called Angry Scarfy (怒りのスカーフィ, Ikari no Sukāfi) which will chase Kirby before exploding. In Kirby Super Star, attacking a Scarfy with a strong enough attack 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 Scarfies from NightMare Enterprises. Their appetites made King Dedede bankrupt and he ended up releasing the Scarfies. While in the wild, the Scarfies started eating the animals and reproducing. The Scarfies then ate the bones given to them by NightMare Enterprises which gave them the ability to assume their angry form. This caused a Scarfy army to form overnight that only Hammer Kirby could stop. In the end, King Dedede was forced to keep and take care of the Scarfies.
Scoopy (スクーピィ, Sukūpī) is a white and periwinkle giant squid with black eyes, six arms, and a lip-like muzzle around its mouth that appears in Kirby Mass Attack.
Shotzo (シャッツォ, Shattso) is an invincible and immobile black cannon. It can not be inhaled or destroyed. It has appeared in many Kirby games.
Sir Kibble (サーキブル, Sākiburu) is a walking suit of armor that attacks by throwing a sharp boomerang on its helmet. What it looks like without its armor is unknown. It gives Kirby the Cutter ability, and can be recruited as an ally in Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Star Allies.
Skud (ミックン, Mikkun) is an exploding enemy in the Kirby series that only appears in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It looks like a white rocket with a red top and feet and a happy face. When it launches, its eyes and mouth disappear and its feet become wings.
Sodory (ソドリィ, Sodorī) is an animated sword with a blue hilt, a small pair of wings, and a single blue eye in the middle of its handle. It yields the Sword ability when inhaled.
Squishy (スクイッシー, Sukuisshī) is a white squid-like enemy that is usually found near water. It is one of the few enemies that can function perfectly well both on land and underwater.
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.
Stactus (カクサン, Kakusan) is a small green cactus-like enemy that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. It has four droopy needles, a pink flower on top of its head, two eyes with black crescent-shaped pupils, and small stubby arms. Its standard expression is a cheery smile.
Starman (スターマン, Sutāman) is a star-shaped creature that wears a blue cape. It appears uncommonly throughout the franchise. When inhaled, it gives the Hi-Jump ability, and is the only consistent enemy to do so.
Sulkworm (イモセン, Imosen) is fat, green, slug-like enemy that appears in Kirby's Epic Yarn. It has yellow and orange dots and a red and yellow antenna. Sulkworm bears a squiggly mouth and yellow and red eyes. They spit wads of gray thread and will fall forward on top of Kirby or Prince Fluff if they get too close. They are immune to the Yarn Whip, and it takes two projectile throws or the Weight form to defeat them.
Tac (タック, Takku) is a cat-like thief that appears in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. It runs around, trying to steal Kirby's ability (or partner), and runs away if it steals it. He also appears as a City Trial event in Kirby Air Ride and as an enemy in Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Tookey (トゥーキー, Tūkī) is a chicken-like enemy with white feathers, a yellow beak, and a red wattle and comb that appears in Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Pinball Land, Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Mass Attack.
Venog (ベノッグ, Benoggu) is a cyan and blue blob with the face of a toad that appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot. If Kirby comes close to Venog, it will attack either spitting a blob of poisonous goo from its mouth or shaking its body wildly, throwing blobs of goo in several directions. If a blob of goo hits the ground, it forms a hazardous puddle that remains for a few seconds. It yields the Poison ability when inhaled.
Waddle Dee (ワドルディ, Wadorudi) are red creatures with orange feet, pear-shaped faces and no mouth that serve as the most basic enemy is most Kirby games. They have appeared in every Kirby game to date starting with Kirby's Dream Land. 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.
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), Spear Waddle Dee, Big Waddle Dee, and Golden Waddle 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 remake). In Kirby's Epic Yarn, yarn-based 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, Wadorudu) 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: The Crystal Shards, Waddle Doo only appeared as a version of Waddle Dee possessed by Dark Matter.
Walky (ウォーキー, Wōkī) 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 N.M.E. Sales Guy 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.
Warwiggle (デラーム, Derāmu) is an orange worm-like enemy with several rectangular body segments that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. It attacks by emerging from the dirt under the Kirbys in an attempt to hit them. This attack damages the Kirbys and is strong enough to smash Metal Blocks.
Wester (ウェスター, Wesutā) is an enemy dressed like a cowboy armed with a whip, appearing since Kirby: Planet Robobot. Inhaling it allows Kirby to use the Whip ability.
Wheelie (ウィリー, Wirī) is an anthropomorphized wheel enemy, with an eye in the center for a hubcap. Depending on the game, it may wear a red harness making it resemble a one-wheeled motorcycle. It gives the Wheel ability when inhaled. It first appeared in Kirby's Adventure, and has become a regular enemy since.
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 (デラトリィ, Dera Torī) 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 (ビッグメタルン, Biggu Metarun, Big Metalum) is a large one-eyed Metalun that appears in Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Big Warwiggle (デラデラーム, Dera Derāmu) 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.
Block Waddle Dee
Block Waddle Dee (ブロックワドルディ, Burokku Wadorudi) is a Big Waddle Dee in a block costume that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. He is fought in a sunken ship in Dedede Resort.
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: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot 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 (ボブー, Bobū) 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 first appeared in Kirby's Adventure 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 thanks Kirby and leaves Dream Land to continue his training.He also appears in Kirby Star Allies and gives Kirby the hammer ability and can be recruited as a friend
Bugzzy (バグジー, Bagujī) 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 duels with Bugzzy, gaining the upper hand before focusing his power and slicing Bugzzy in half with a sword beam, destroying him instantly.
Buzzybat (バズバット, Bazu Batto, Buzz Bat) 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, Mono Grave (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 is defeatable when not covered in spikes. He appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3.
Chef Kawasaki, also known as Cook Kawasaki (コックカワサキ, Kokku Kawasaki), is an enemy that first appears in Kirby Super Star, and also appears in 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 can become a Friend in Kirby Star Allies if Kirby uses a Friend Heart on him after defeating him. He also appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an Assist Trophy.
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 Madeleine Blaustein (impersonating Ed Wynn) in the English dub. In the special episode Kirby 3D, he is voiced by Ted Lewis in place of Blaustein (who died four years before the special was dubbed).
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 Enterprises' 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.
Flame Galboros (フレイムガルボロス, Fureimu Garuborosu) is a boss that gives the Fire ability when defeated. It appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash. Flame Galboros is a larger version of the recurring Galbo enemy.
Freezy Rex (ブリザルドン, Burizarudon, Blizzaldon) 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 (デカクサン, Dekakusan) is a large Stactus that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. He is the mini-boss of Sandy Canyon.
Giga Clanksprout (ギガニョッキ, Giganyokki) is a large Clanksprout that appears in Kirby Mass Attack.
Gigant Edge (ギガントエッジ, Giganto Ejji) is a large knight in green and teal armor that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot in the Team Kirby Clash sub-game, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash.
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.
Hornhead (ヘルメホーン, Herumehōn, Helmehorn) is a big blue beetle that is fought in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash. It gives the Beetle ability when inhaled.
Iron Mam (アイアンマム, Aian Mamu, Iron Mom) is an armored fighter that appears in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Jukid (ジュキッド, Jukiddo) 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 monster training school.
Kibble Blade (ザンキブル, Zankiburu, Zankibble) is a larger version of Sir Kibble that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash.
King Doo (キングス・ドゥ, Kingusu Dū, Kings Doo) is a large Waddle Doo that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He is the mini-boss of Raisin Ruins. He also appears in Kirby's Dream Collection, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash.
King Eelongo (キンググオー, Kingu Guō) is a brown titanic stone Eelongo that appears in Kirby Mass Attack. He is a mini-boss in Dedede Resort.
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 (クレイジーハンド, Kureijī Hando) 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.
Mecha Cotta (メカコッタ, Meka Kotta) is a mini-boss who appears in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.
Miasmoros (ポイズンボロス, Poizunborosu, Poisonboros) is a giant, poisonous Galbo with various debris sticking out of its back, appearing in Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash.
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 (マウンデス, Maundesu, Moundeath) 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.
Phan Phan (ファンファン, Fanfan) 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 N.M.E. Sales Guy 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.
Security Force (セキュリティサービス, Sekyuriti Sābisu, Security Service) is a mid-boss who appears multiple times in the final world of Kirby: Planet Robobot.
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 and Kirby's Extra 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 Doomers (スフィアローパー, Sufia Rōpā, Sphere Lowper) 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. Sphere Doomers come in different types.
- Regular - Purple Sphere Doomers encountered in Cookie Country and Dangerous Dinner.
- Fire - Red Sphere Doomers encountered in Raisin Ruins, Onion Ocean, and Dangerous Dinner.
- Spark - Green Sphere Doomers encountered in White Wafers and Nutty Noon.
- Ice - Silver Sphere Doomers 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 (ホロ・ローパーズ, Horo Rōpāzu, Holo-Lowpers).
In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash, a large Sphere Doomer called Greater Doomer (ラージローパー, Rāji Rōpā, Large Lowper) appears as a boss.
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 normal Bonkers.
Telepathos (テレパトリス, Terepatorisu, Telepatris) is a horned head with two disembodied hands that appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash. It uses a variety of psychic powers to attack Kirby.
Vividria (ビビッティア, Bibittia, Vivitia) is a floating humanoid with a ponytail that functions as a paintbrush that appears in Kirby Star Allies. Kirby can acquire the Artist ability from this mini-boss.
Water Galboros (ウォーターガルボロス, Wōtā Garuborosu) is a larger version of Water Galbo that appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, a fiery version called Flame Galboros appears and gives Kirby 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. Its name is "orca" spelled backwards. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Acro is the boss of Ripple Field where it was possessed by Dark Matter. In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Acro lives in a deep sea trench in Aqua Star.
Bohboh (ボーボー, Bōbō) 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, also known as Ghameleo Arm (ガメレオアーム, Gamereo Āmu), 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. It is found as a boss in "Milky Way Wishes", "The Great Cave Offensive", "Helper To Hero", and "The Arena". In Kirby Super Star, it is named "Ghameleo Arm."
Computer Virus (バトル・ウィンドウズ, Batoru Windōzu, Battle Windows) is a boss in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. It appears as a boss of the game modes "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 (ギャラクティックナイト, Gyarakutikkunaito, Galactic Knight) is the greatest warrior in the galaxy and the nemesis of Meta Knight. 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 "The 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. In Kirby Star Allies, Galacta Knight appears as the apparent final boss of the Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! sub-game. However, before the fight with him can begin, a butterfly lands on his lance and merges with him, creating the being known as Morpho Knight (バルフレイナイト, Barufureinaito, Butterfly Knight). Wielding a pair of butterfly-themed swords, Morpho Knight is capable of many of the same techniques as Galacta Knight, and can also teleport and create waves of energy that corrupt the player's partners. Additionally, many of his attacks are imbued with fire, making him an even greater threat. Upon his defeat, Morpho Knight is bathed in a heavenly light and vanishes into a cloud of butterflies and hearts.
Galacta Knight again appears as the final boss in the game Super Kirby Clash where he was summoned by Parallel Nightmare to beat Team Kirby. Here he is known as the Aeon Hero (
The Grand Doomer (グランドローパー, Gurando Rōpā, Grand Lowper) 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 Popstar. 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 Nutty Noon. He has a bunch of attacks familiar to "Dyna Blade". His attacks are laying or spreading fireballs or hiding in shadows or black holes then popping out at the player. The Grand Doomer is also the Boss carries the last piece to Magolor'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.
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, and drawn by Adelene in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. 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 (ホロ・アイスドラゴン, Horo Aisu Doragon). It also reappears in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash as a boss.
In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode "Dedede's Snow Job", King Dedede orders Ice Dragon from NightMare Enterprises 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, also known as Kaboola (カブーラー, Kabūrā), 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. (クラッコJr., Kurakko Junia). Its characteristic eye remains, but it is surrounded by four balls, which it either spins slowly or launches at Kirby. It usually drops Waddle Doos or bombs 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 game mode "Revenge of the King" as Kracko Jr.'s Revenge (クラッコJr. リベンジ, Kurakko Junia Ribenji) and Kracko's Revenge (クラッコ リベンジ, Kurakko Ribenji), 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 it is in the games.
Kracko is also a surprise boss in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror. Unlike most bosses in Kirby & 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 (メカクラッコ, Meka Kurakko) 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 (クラッコ DX, Kurakko 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 (ホロ・クラッコ, Horo Kurakko).
In Kirby Star Allies, Kracko can split into two clouds known as Twin Kracko (ツインクラッコ, Tsuin Kurakko). Both clouds fight against Kirby and his allies after the original Kracko is defeated.
Lololo & Lalala
Lololo & Lalala (ロロロ&ラララ, Rororo to Rarara) 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 series of games.
They also appear in Kirby Super Star game mode "Spring Breeze" as bosses, and in the Kirby Super Star Ultra game mode "Revenge of the King", they return as Lololo & Lalala's Revenge (ロロロ&ラララ リベンジ, Rororo to Rarara Ribenji).
They appear in the anime as friendly characters, where they are known as Fololo & Falala in the English dub, and they reside in King Dedede's castle. They are originally a single monster created by NightMare Enterprises called Fofa (ロラ, Rora, Lola), but it is split into two by Slice n' Splice and sent to Dedede at the suggestion to the N.M.E. Sales Guy by Nightmare. In the Japanese version of the anime, Lololo is voiced by Chiro Kanzaki and Lalala is voiced by Madoka Akita. In the English dub, they are both voiced by Tara Jayne Sands.
The Meta-Knights (メタナイツ, Meta-Naitsu) are an army 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, Akkusunaito), Mace Knight (メイスナイト, Meisunaito), Javelin Knight (ジャベリンナイト, Jaberinnaito), and Trident Knight (トライデントナイト, Toraidentonaito). 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 & 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. 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 as drawings come to life in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3. In Kirby Super Star, similar entities are the Sun and the Moon of Pop Star, who literally fought day and night in "Milky Way Wishes" due to a misunderstanding caused by Marx. In the anime, a monster named Slice n' Splice uses moon- and sun-shaped staffs to split and paste his enemies. Presumably, this was a nod to Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright. They also appear in Kirby Mass Attack on Strato Patrol EOS mode.
Paintra (ペインシア, Peinshia, Paincia) 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 (ペインシア DX, Peinshia DX, Paincia 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 Dream Land, 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.
Pon & Con
Pon & Con (ポン&コン, Pon to Kon) are a raccoon and fox, respectively, that appear as bosses in Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby Star Allies. In the latter, they have stronger versions called Goldon & Silvox (ゴールドン&シルバックス, Gōrudon to Shirubakkusu).
Poppy Bros. Jr. & Poppy Bros. Sr.
Poppy Bros. Jr (ポピーブロスJr., 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Sr., Popī Burazāzu Shinia) serves as a boss and is a larger version of the Bomb-wielding 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 (ヴォルゲロム, Vorugeromu, Volgerom) is a giant frog enemy who appears as a boss in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. He lives in volcanic environments, and 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 (ヴォルゲロム DX, Vorugeromu DX, Volgerom DX), fought in "Dededetour" and "The True Arena".
The Squeak Squad (ドロッチェ団, Dorocche Dan), also called the Squeaks, are an infamous band of thieves 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 (ドロッチェ, Dorocche), 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, the player beats 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 Daroach gives Kirby hints on where medals are.
Daroach is a playable Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies, and the other Squeaks show up in some of his attacks.
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 (ワムバムジュエル, Wamu Bamu Jueru). 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 (ツインウッズ, Tsuin Uzzu), 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 (ウィスピーウッズ リベンジ, Wisupī Uzzu Ribenji, Whispy Woods 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 & the Amazing Mirror, a similar creature called King Golem (キングゴーレム, Kingu Gōremu) 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 (ウィスピーフラワーズ, Wisupī Furawāzu, Whispy Flowers) 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 (ウィスピーフラワーズ DX, Wisupī Furawāzu DX, Whispy Flowers DX). According to its in-game description, Flowery Woods DX's relation to Whispy Woods is unclear. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, a mechanical version of Whispy appears called Clanky Woods (ウィスピーボーグ, Wisupī Bōgu, Whispy Borg), and in Kirby: Star Allies an aged version of Whispy called Yggy Woods (ユグドラルウッズ, Yugudoraru Uzzu, Yggdral Woods) appears alongside Whispy 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 (ドドワン, Dodowan), 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 (ランプキン, Ranpukin) (his name is a portmanteau of squash and Houdini), a pumpkin-headed magician who attacks the player with varying magic tricks, selected by a randomised slot machine.
- Water Land's boss is Capamari (イカスタコス, Ikasutakosu) (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 Combo Cannon and Halberd's Reactor 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 (ドクター・エスカルゴン, Dokutā Esukarugon, Doctor Escargon) 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 impersonating Paul Lynde.
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 sub-game 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 offspring 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 & Tuff
Tiff (フーム, Fūmu) and Tuff (ブン, Bun) 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, Bibli) 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 (ボルン署長, Borun Shochō) 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 items 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. In "Born to Be Mild", it is revealed that Gus used to be part of a biker gang with Fang, and both thought they could beat the legendary biker Steppenwolf in a race. However, Steppenwolf defeated Fang and reminded Gus that being a biker was about freedom instead of breaking the rules. From that day on, Gus vowed to never ride a bike again, but ultimately changed his mind when Tiff and Tuff convinced him that he was Cappy Town's only hope of winning its second race against Fang.
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 (レン村長, Ren Sonchō) 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. Many fans of the anime often confuse Spikehead as a female because of his voice.
Tokkori (トッコリ) is a selfish bird that basically uses Kirby for protection purposes. His first appearance in the anime was the very beginning of the first episode as a cameo, sleeping. In A Blockbuster Battle, when a storm came and Kirby needed to find shelter, he accidentally took Tokkori's nest. When Kirby needed a job, King Dedede told Tokkori to sabotage Kirby's attempts to find work. At the end, Tiff and Tuff built a little house for Kirby. In the third episode, Tuff finds that Tokkori took Kirby's house. Now, he rarely lets Kirby sleep in the house or just lets him in for some rest while he watches Channel DDD. However, he has shown kindness towards Kirby, even if it's in a superficial way. In "Buccaneer Birdy", Tokkori was once believed to be a descendant of a royal bird called Lord James Coleet that belonged to an old pirate named Captain Kick. However, this was revealed to not be the case, but Tiff altered the picture upon discovering the truth so that the Cappies still thought it was true. Nevertheless, Tokkori refused to be seen as royalty anymore, once again preferring to have things to complain about.
Tuggle (タゴ, Tago) 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 (ヤブイ) 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. Unlike the other cappies, Yabui is the only one who has hands.
He is voiced by Sekine Kazunori in the Japanese version and by David Lapkin in the English dub.
NightMare Enterprises (ホーリーナイトメア社, Hōrī Naitomea-sha, Holy NightMare Co.), commonly 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.
N.M.E. Sales Guy
The N.M.E. Sales Guy (カスタマーサービス, Kasutamā Sābisu, Customer Service) is the company's main employee 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 Sales Guy 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 Sales Guy for all the trouble he gave them by feeding him Chef Kawasaki's horrid cooking.
Although he is considered an anime-only character, the Sales Guy appears in Kirby Mass Attack in the sub-game Strato Patrol EOS at the game over screen.
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 - 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 N.M.E. Sales Guy 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.
- Monster Soldiers - Thirteen different generic monsters ranging from green gem-wearing purple lobsters, centipedes, 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 - White gust-like ghostly spirits with malicious faces.
- Octagon (オクタコン, Okutakon, Octacon) - A fire-breathing octopus that appeared in "Kirby Comes to Cappy Town", and was the first monster that Kirby fought. Octagon first appeared as a small octopus and ended up growing upon consuming the sheep of Cappy Town. In the fight against Octagon, Kirby became Fire Kirby and destroyed Octagon. In Kirby Star Allies, Adeleine can paint Octagon as one of her moves, making Octagon the second anime monster to appear in a Kirby game, the first being Max Flexer.
- 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 him out of Cappy Town, but was later destroyed by Kirby.
- Slice n' Splice (キッタリハッタリ, Kittari Hattari) - 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 & 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, but is later destroyed.
- Ghost (ユーレイ, Yūrei) - A ghost-like monster who 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 (ノーズマン, Nōzuman, Noseman) - A monster with a large nose whom King Dedede ordered 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 with Kirby, 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) - 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.
- Tornadon (トルネイドン, Toruneidon) - A slug-like monster with fan blades at the end of its arms which it uses to create tornadoes. In "Island of the Lost Warrior", 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.
- Yamikage (ヤミカゲ) - 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 retreats vowing to come back and get revenge on Kirby and Meta Knight.
- WolfWrath (チリドック, Chiridokku) - 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 Sword Kirby ended up destroying WolfWrath.
- Ice Dragon Robot (アイスドラゴン・ロボ, Aisu Doragon Robo, Ice Dragon Robo) - A robot made by King Dedede and Escargoon in the likeness of the Ice Dragon who appears in "Labor Daze". This was hidden by the deception they used to make the Cappies think he was making appliances for them. Kirby inhaled its ice breath to become Ice Kirby and froze the furnace, causing the factory to explode and take out the robot with it.
- Monsieur Goan (ムッシュ・ゴーン, Musshu Gōn) - Monsieur Goan is a top-class chef monster. In "The Hot Shot Chef", he is ordered by King Dedede when the latter couldn't stand Chef Kawasaki's cooking anymore, leading him to build a new restaurant to counter Kawasaki's own. The two wage a restaurant war on one another until Goan turns into a six-armed monster. Kirby trades blows with him as Cook Kirby until he gets the Cook ability knocked out of him, but Kawasaki saves him from becoming frozen into sorbet with a Superspicy Curry, which causes him to blow fire all over the place, roasting Goan and destroying his restaurant.
- Hardy (ハーデー, Hādē) - Hardy is a robotic dentist monster. In "A Dental Dilemma", it chased King Dedede not long after being ordered by him. Dedede tricks Kirby into trying to suck up Hardy in an attempt to yank out all of his teeth only to discover that Kirby has no teeth. Kirby inhales its dental drill to become Tornado Kirby and blows it away into the sky.
- Cobgoblin (モロコシー, Morokoshī) - A living maize-like monster. In "A Recipe for Disaster", King Dedede purchases it to attack Kirby while the latter is under the influence of Chef Shiitake's Gijira Extract. Kirby becomes Cook Kirby and removes the corn on its body using his frying pan, making tasty popcorn out of it as a result.
- Broom King (ホウキング, Hōkingu) - A living broom-like monster with a crown on his head. In "A Novel Approach", he disguises himself as the famous author Rowlin to host a magic school. However, his cover is blown when the real Rowlin appears and points out the imposter, forcing him to reveal his true form. His abilities include magically controlling brooms, blasting out trash, blowing dust, and a capability of flight. The Broom King is destroyed by Cleaning Kirby.
- Fridgy (レイゾウ, Reizou) - A woolly mammoth-like monster with the ability to blow ice from its trunk. In "Prediction Predicament Part 1", King Dedede purchases it to freeze Kirby, whom he was convinced was trying to burn him up. A torch thrown by Meta Knight allows Kirby to become Fire Kirby and reduce Fridgy to a puddle of water.
- Domestic Servant Robot (ホームヘルパーロボ, Hōmu Herupā Robo, Home Helper Robo) - A mechanical monster that excels at doing chores. In "Pink-Collar Blues", it replaces King Dedede's entire staff of Waddle Dees and their captain, Waddle Doo, due to King Dedede's decision to have them fired. In truth, it turns out that it wants to steal money from Dedede and send it to NightMare Enterprises as a way of making him pay his debt. Once this is found out, and the Waddle Dees return to the castle, the robot turns into a mode better suited for battle. The robot is destroyed by Stone Kirby after being picked apart by the Waddle Dees.
- Flame Feeder (ファイアーゼリー, Faiā Zerī, Fire Jelly) - A flaming jellyfish-like monster that feeds on flames to grow stronger. In "Tourist Trap", King Dedede purchases it in the form of a small orb and drops it into the volcano, turning it into its true form to attack the tourists. Fire Kirby's attacks only make Flame Feeder bigger and stronger, but ice cubes thrown by Tiff, Tuff, and the tourists enable him to become Ice Kirby and freeze it, leaving it in a weakened state and kicking its frozen form onto Dedede and Escargoon.
- Dedede Dolls (デデデ人形, Dedede Ningyō) - Voodoo dolls made in King Dedede's likeness. In "Don't Bank on It", he distributes them across town as part of a plan to make money. His plan backfires when it is discovered that whatever happens to the dolls happens to him as well, which forces him and Escargoon to take the dolls back, only for Kirby to inhale his own doll, unknowingly sending Dedede into his stomach as well.
- Danger (デンジャー, Denjā) - A purple bag-like monster skilled at throwing bombs. In "Kirby Takes the Cake", it hides in a cake bought by King Dedede for Kirby's first anniversary of crash-landing in Cappy Town before bursting out and beginning its own bomb-tossing rampage. Dangerous Bomb is destroyed by Bomb Kirby.
- Figures (フィギュア, Figyua) - Toy-like monsters with the ability to grow in the moonlight. In "Snack Attack", King Dedede has them distributed as chocolate capsule figures, after which they then start rampaging across Cappy Town at night. It only takes one hit to destroy them, as the people of Cappy Town find out.
- Martial Arts All-Stars - Toy-like monsters similar to the Figure monsters, each specializing in different types of martial arts. The members of this group include Kung Fu Lee (カンフー・リー, Kanfū Rī), who specializes in kung fu, Boxer Dyson (ボクサーダイソン, Bokusā Daison), who specializes in boxing, Karate Kid (カラテキッド, Karate Kiddo), who specializes in karate, Taikyoku Roujin (タイキョクロウジン), who specializes in tai chi, and Yankee Sekitori (ヤンキーセキトリ, Yankī Sekitori), who specializes in sumo wrestling. In "Snack Attack", Fighter Kirby fights and destroys all five in a five-round stadium match.
- Windwhipper (カザグルー, Kazagurū) - A living windmill-like monster capable of shooting shurikens. In "One Crazy Knight", King Dedede and Escargoon have it attack and humiliate Sir Gallant, who recognizes it as a monster from his past. Windwhipper exposes Sir Gallant to himself as what he really is instead of the comic book character he modeled himself after. It is afterwards destroyed by Mirror Kirby.
- Togeira (トゲイラ) - A sea urchin-like monster capable of firing its exploding missile-like spikes that uses anger to fuel its power and takes away the ability of whoever it possesses to get angry themselves before storing it up for mega-attacks. In "Sweet and Sour Puss", it renders King Dedede unable to get angry and uses the pain given to him to store up his own anger. Togeira is destroyed by Needle Kirby, who tricks its spikes into impaling it and leaves it to become angry to the point of self-destructing.
- Belly Buster (パワーストマック, Pawā Sutomakku, Power Stomach) - A monster with two forms; a flying pie-like monster with five hands holding frying pans with which it can create and throw pies, and its true form being a massive stomach capable of swallowing and digesting enemies. It appears in "A Half-Baked Battle". Amusingly, Belly Buster does not take kindly to having its pies insulted for their terrible tastes by the other characters. After it swallows Kirby, King Dedede, and Escargoon, the latter two give the former the idea to become Bomb Kirby and destroy it from the inside.
- Teacher Creature (キョウシイ, Kyoushī) - A monster teacher with a whip whose appearance is modeled after a jiangshi. In "eNeMeE Elementary", it disguises itself as a graduation cap, brainwashing people who put it on top of their heads during the classes taken at King Dedede's Dedede Academy school for Cappy Town's children. After Tuff knocks it off of Tiff's head following it accidentally falling there, it is forced to reveal its true form. Teacher Creature is destroyed by Fighter Kirby.
- Crab (Kani) - A giant green crustacean monster. In "The Meal Moocher", King Dedede orders it after his crab meal ends up having spicy sauce put in it by Escargoon during the last session of his "Millions for a Meal" show at Chief Bookem's home. The Crab becomes cooked by Cook Kirby.
- Kirisakin (キリサキン) - A powerful gorilla/sloth/mandrill-like monster with regenerating scythes for hands and one of NightMare Enterprises' most powerful creations. It was sent by Nightmare to steal Galaxia and hid it in a dark cave until Meta Knight and Garlude succeeded in reclaiming it, with the latter sacrificing herself knowing that the former would be the one to wield Galaxia and thus being killed by the monster in the process. In the present, King Dedede, scared out of his wits of Sirica, consulted the N.M.E. Sales Guy about it, and he sent Kirisakin over to him. It quickly bested Sirica, Sword Knight and Blade Knight before ultimately being destroyed by Galaxia Sword Kirby, avenging Garlude's death as a result.
- Max Flexer (マッチョサン, Machosan) - 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, making him the first anime monster to appear in a Kirby game.
- Head Cold Monsters (
風邪ウィルス 魔獣, Kaze Wirusu Majū, Cold Virus Monster) - Microscopic cold monsters appearing in "Something to Sneeze At". King Dedede swallows them to make himself sick like the rest of Cappy Town when it falls under the influence of sickness. Ultimately, he decides against being sick and tries to get Kirby sick himself by inhaling them within him, but ends up sneezing Kirby out before he can inhale them all.
- MT2 (バンチョウ, Banchou) - A trio of monster students called Dirk (グレ, Gure), Kirk (ヨタ, Yota), and Smirk (バンチョウ, Banchou), who like causing trouble and picking on people, especially teachers. In "The School Scam", they attend the Dedede Academy school and Tiff attempts in vain to tame them, leading her to train with Meta Knight in how to defend herself and fight back. After she humiliates all three, they turn into a three-headed monster called MT2, who is capable of flight, spits out school supplies, and uses Kirk's mohawk to attack. MT2 is destroyed by Fighter Kirby.
- Delivery Man (デリバリーマン, Deribarīman) - A robot riding a motorcycle who, just like his name suggests, excels at making deliveries. His motorcycle has a built-in hidden missile launcher. In "Delivery Dilemma", he is purchased by King Dedede due to the latter's frustration with how long his meal order has been taking. The Delivery Man is destroyed by Jet Kirby.
- Mogii (モギー, Mogī) - A mechanically-modified monster with a drill on its front. In "Buccaneer Birdy", it is bought by King Dedede to help him keep Captain Kick's treasure secure for himself and Escargoon. The monster is destroyed by Mirror Kirby.
- Dr. Moro (ドクター・モロ, Dokutā Moro) - A mad scientist fascinated with dinosaurs. In "Fossil Fools", he builds a laboratory and uses the DNA of Kirby, Tiff, Tuff, King Dedede, Escargoon, the Cappies, and Chef Kawasaki to create dinosaur-like monsters in their likenesses. Eventually turning into a monstrous form, he and his dinosaur army are destroyed by Crash Kirby.
- Dr. Moro's Dinosaurs (キメラ恐竜, Kimera Kyōryū, Chimera Dinosaurs) - Dinosaur-like monsters are created by Dr. Moro in the likenesses of Kirby, Tiff, Tuff, King Dedede, Escargoon, the Cappies, and Chef Kawasaki through the use of their DNA. Included are D-Rex (Dレックス, D Rekkusu), Escarsaurus (ゲスカルサウルス, Gesukarusaurusu), Bookemosaurus (ボルントサウルス, Boruntosaurusu), an unnamed Len dinosaur, an unnamed Mabel dinosaur, an unnamed Samo dinosaur, an unnamed Tiff dinosaur, Tuffadactyl, Kawasakisaurus (カワサキ竜, Kawasaki Ryū), and Kirbysaurus (カービィザウルス, Kābīzaurusu). All of them, along with Dr. Moro, are destroyed by Crash Kirby.
- Red Viper (アカマムジー, Aka Mamujī) - A viper-like monster resembling a Nāga in a basketball uniform. In "Power Ploy", the N.M.E. Sales Guy sends it to deal with Kirby after he has just exhausted himself from the use of Pump Up D. After being empowered by Pump Up D again, Kirby destroys Red Viper by throwing it into the surface of the sun.
- Trash Basher (ダストン, Dasuton, Duston) - A living trash can-like monster that pukes garbage as a means of attack, appearing in "A Trashy Tale". The N.M.E. Sales Guy sends it to Dream Land as revenge for King Dedede uploading his own fill of garbage to Nightmare's Fortress and threatening to never buy monsters from them again unless they clean it up afterwards. Trash Basher is destroyed by Cleaning Kirby.
- SlicerDicer (リョウリガーZ, Ryourigā Z) - A robot made up of combining cooking appliances. In "Cooking Up Trouble", King Dedede distributes these appliances and holds an all-male cooking contest as part of a plan to use SlicerDicer to defeat Kirby through his appetite for food. It is destroyed by Spark Kirby.
- Rekketsu (レッケツ) - A samurai monster teacher known for his fierce temper. In "Teacher's Threat", he is sent to King Dedede by NightMare Enterprises to deal with Kirby, since Mr. Chip is just too nice and friendly to do anything bad to any of his students. His weapons are a bokken and an energy katana, and he can stretch his arms to abnormal lengths. Rekketsu is destroyed by Sword Kirby.
- Ozomashii (オゾマシー, Ozomashī) - A serpentine monster made of light and energy that spits laser-like ultraviolet rays to attack and can instantly heal itself when damaged. In "A Sunsational Surprise", the fans delivered by NightMare Enterprises make it hot outside during daytime and create a hole in the ozone layer, which is where the monster takes up residence. Jet Kirby ends up failing to destroy it, but Bomb Kirby succeeds in doing so as the monster cannot heal due to the rapid damage it takes from his bombs.
- Ebifryer (エビフリャー, Ebifuryā) - A monster created from the fusion of Chef Nagoya's ingredients and ingredients from NightMare Enterprises that uses claws and fire spewed from its mouth to attack. It appears in "A Chow Challenge". Ebifryer is destroyed by Cook Kirby, who reflects its fire streams back at it with his frying pan.
- Maimaigoon (マイマイゴン, Maimaigon) - A monster who was created when a metal shell delivered by NightMare Enterprises took control of Escargoon's mind and turned him into a monster in "Shell-Shocked". He used an extendable tongue as well as lightning fired from his horns as a means of attack. Hammer Kirby destroyed Maimaigoon's shell and reverted him back to a scared and cowering Escargoon.
- Anige (アニゲー, Anigē) - A robotic computer-like monster who uses gaming controllers to control people's movements against their will and fires electric beams from the orbs surrounding him to attack. In "Tooned Out", he disguises himself as the famous animator Dis Walney, whose character was inspired by Walt Disney. Anige is soon forced to reveal his true form and is then destroyed by Spark Kirby.
- Fang (ビート, Bīto, Beat), Rip (アクセル, Akuseru, Axel), & Turbo (ターボ, Tābo) - A trio of motorcycle-riding mischief makers who love going on motorcycle rampages and causing trouble for people. The leader, Fang, tells the other members of the trio what to do and has a history with Gus. In "Born to Be Mild", they appear in Cappy Town looking for Steppenwolf, who humiliated Fang years ago and reminded Gus back then that being a biker wasn't about breaking the law but instead was about freedom. Rip and Turbo are destroyed when Kirby blocks their eyesights and makes them drive right into rocks, but Fang survives and attends Cappy Town's second race, where he is once again humiliated by Steppenwolf, is forced to transform into a monster called Wheelie, and loses to Kirby and Gus in the race.
- Fryclops (モウ・タクサン, Mou Takusan) - A cycloptic Chinese chef who, like Monsieur Goan before him, also excels at cooking delicious food. In "Hunger Struck", he feeds the Waddle Dees after they go on a hunger strike against King Dedede for not feeding them enough. He ultimately competes with Cook Kirby in a contest to see who can make better food for the Waddle Dees, and is soon destroyed by him.
- Whippy (ヒッティー, Hittī) - The evil clown-like leader of the monster training school, where the monsters created by Nightmare go to attend four different classes to learn how to be mean and scary and compete with each other in four different classes to become the best. He uses a whip as a means of both attack and conversion of others into monsters. In "Cowardly Creature", King Dedede buys him and has him brainwash Phan Phan into attacking Kirby. Throw Kirby defeats Whippy by throwing him into outer space where he flies into a black hole.
- Demon Frog (デビル・フロッグ, Debiru Froggu, Devil Frog) - A petite but powerful frog-like monster with the ability to possess people and make them do bad things. In "Frog Wild", it possesses Kirby and makes him go on a rampage throughout Cappy Town, and later possesses King Dedede as well. Its natural enemy is Heavy Anaconda.
- Heavy Anaconda (ヘビー・アナコンダー, Hebī Anakonda) - A large snake serving as the natural enemy of the Demon Frog that appears in "Frog Wild". It is bought by King Dedede in an attempt to have Kirby gobbled up while he's possessed by the Demon Frog, but it ends up swallowing Dedede instead since he stole the Demon Frog's possession from Kirby. Heavy Anaconda is destroyed by Fire Kirby.
- Destroyas (デスタライヤー, Desutaraiyā) - Humongous spaceships that protect Nightmare's Fortress. In "Air-Ride-in-Style", one is sent to attack King Dedede's castle in an attempt to capture Kirby's Warp Star only to ultimately be destroyed by Crash Kirby. In "Combat Kirby" and "Fright to the Finish", three of them are hijacked by Knuckle Joe, Sirica, and Sir Arthur, Sir Percival, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad to help Kirby and the rest of the Halberd's crew enter Nightmare's Fortress.
- Air Riders (デビルライダー, Debiruraidā, Devil Rider) - Alien creatures riding Air Ride machines that protect Nightmare's Fortress. Four of them are destroyed by Kirby using the Baton, Water, Iron, and Top abilities in a dream sent to him and Tiff by Kabu in "Air-Ride-in-Style", and the dream training given to him by Kabu pays off when he battles and destroys more of them in "Fright to the Finish" as Bomb Kirby and Fire Kirby.
- Lobzilla (エビゾウ, Ebizou) - A crustacean monster resembling a fusion of an elephant and a lobster. In the special 3D episode "Kirby 3D," it appears small at first, but eventually grows to a more monstrous size. Fire Kirby is unable to defeat Lobzilla, but it is eventually destroyed by Kabuki Kirby.
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