History Franchise / Kirby

11th Jun '18 7:49:14 AM Sladoue45
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** King Dedede turns out to have been this in ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', as he split apart the Star Rod and gave the pieces to his henchmen to [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACankeep Nightmare sealed]]]]. Unfortunately Kirby doesn't find this out until it's too late.

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** King Dedede turns out to have been this in ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', as he split apart the Star Rod and gave the pieces to his henchmen to [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACankeep [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan keep Nightmare sealed]]]]. Unfortunately Kirby doesn't find this out until it's too late.
4th Jun '18 8:03:00 PM CerotechOmega
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** Yo-Yo in general. The attacks lack damage and have some odd hit boxes, not to mention requiring knowledge of invincibility frames for some of its attacks so as to avoid landing on an enemy or hazard when they expire. Master it, however, and you can tear through bosses all day while nothing can touch you.
25th May '18 4:12:06 PM NoUsername
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*** ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' and 'Return to Dream Land'''s Extra Modes both autosave, but to compensate, Meta Knightmare from ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' doesn't save at all.

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*** ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' and 'Return ''Return to Dream Land'''s Extra Modes both autosave, but to compensate, Meta Knightmare from ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' doesn't save at all.
25th May '18 4:11:39 PM NoUsername
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*** '''Nightmare in Dream Land'' and 'Return to Dream Land'''s Extra Modes both autosave, but to compensate, Meta Knightmare from ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' doesn't save at all.

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*** '''Nightmare ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' and 'Return to Dream Land'''s Extra Modes both autosave, but to compensate, Meta Knightmare from ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' doesn't save at all.
18th May '18 1:01:05 AM 4tell0life4
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* SelfImposedChallenge: Doing a single ability run of any game's BossRush is popular among fans. Although doing one on ''Squeak Squad's'' Boss Rush is almost impossible because the game actually ''forces'' the EleventhHourSuperPower on you, destroying your current ability![[note]]You can keep the ability by quickly spitting it out, getting the triple star ability, spitting ''that'' out, and sucking the old ability back while it's bouncing around, but it can fail or you may not think of it.[[/note]]

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* SelfImposedChallenge: Doing a single ability run of any game's BossRush is popular among fans. Although doing one on ''Squeak Squad's'' Boss Rush is almost impossible because the game actually ''forces'' the EleventhHourSuperPower on you, destroying your current ability![[note]]You can keep the ability by quickly spitting discarding it out, getting (leaving the triple star ability, spitting ''that'' out, and sucking the old ability back while it's bouncing around, but around), then inhaling it can fail or without swallowing it, then grabbing the Triple Star, which cuts you may not think of it.to another place; Kirby will be holding the weapon while still having the star in his mouth. Swallow it and Kirby get his previous power back.[[/note]]



* SingleStrokeBattle: Parodied in the "Samurai Kirby" minigame in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and the revamped Quick Draw minigame in ''Nightmare in Dream Land''.

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* SingleStrokeBattle: Parodied in the "Samurai Kirby" minigame in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and the revamped Quick Draw minigame in ''Nightmare in Dream Land''. There, Kirby and various enemies duel in which could attack the other faster after the cue comes out, with ridiculous weapons such as a paper fan or a pie.



* SmartBomb: A few of Kirby's abilities can defeat minor enemies in the entire screen, such as Crash, Mike, Cook, Paint, Festival, Magic (at random, with its charged move) and Artist (only with the Painbrush move). Starting from ''Return to Dream Land'', most of them can [[ChargedAttack be charged to deal even more damage.]]

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* SmartBomb: A few of Kirby's abilities can defeat minor enemies in the entire screen, such as Crash, Mike, Cook, Paint, Festival, Magic (at random, with its charged move) and Artist (only with the Painbrush move). Most of them have a single use, except for Mike, which has 3. Starting from ''Return to Dream Land'', most of them can [[ChargedAttack be charged to deal even more damage.]]



* SuddenlyVoiced:
** Though Kirby is usually a HeroicMime, he can speak sometimes. Usually exclusive to manuals, it crops up in ''Avalanche'', ''Star Stacker'', and ''Epic Yarn'' as well. The Copy Ability pause menu descriptions in ''Nightmare in Dream Land'', ''Amazing Mirror'', and ''Squeak Squad'' are also told in first-person, and at least one boss description in ''Star Allies'' is similar.

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* SuddenlyVoiced:
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SuddenlyVoiced: Though Kirby is usually a HeroicMime, he can speak sometimes. Usually exclusive to manuals, it crops up in ''Avalanche'', ''Star Stacker'', and ''Epic Yarn'' as well. The Copy Ability pause menu descriptions in ''Nightmare in Dream Land'', ''Amazing Mirror'', and ''Squeak Squad'' are also told in first-person, and at least one boss description in ''Star Allies'' is similar.



** Various Japanese supplementary materials, including the real-life Kirby Café, reveal that Meta Knight's favorite food is a particular kind of parfait.

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** Various Japanese supplementary materials, including the real-life Kirby Café, reveal that Meta Knight's favorite food is a particular kind of parfait.parfait, as well as afogatto.



** ''Planet Robobot'' has the Robobot Jet Mode segments in 2 levels, as well as [[spoiler:Halberd Mode]] for the FinalBoss fight. The former is a horizontal shooter, the latter is a RailShooter.
** ''Star Allies'' has the Friend Star segments; notable in that Kirby can move to the left and right freely while other games forces him to go right (or up). The FinalBoss also is battled this way, [[spoiler:with the Star Allies Sparkler]], as a ThirdPersonShooter to be specific.



* UseYourHead: Many of his abilities has Kirby headbutting his foes, such as Jet Dash where he jets forward headfirst. Also, if he falls from high enough altitude (mostly in the more "regular" games) he'll flip his body down and fall head-first, damaging the enemy if he lands onto them without hurting Kirby himself.

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* UseYourHead: Many of his abilities has have Kirby headbutting his foes, such as Jet Dash where he jets forward headfirst. Also, if he falls from high enough altitude (mostly in the more "regular" games) he'll flip his body down and fall head-first, damaging the enemy if he lands onto them without hurting Kirby himself.



* VideoGameFlight: Kirby is one of the few characters who can generally fly anywhere, any time. Don't think you can just fly over everything, though -- there are enemies in the skies, and some levels are pretty tight. A few games also have a time limit on how long you can fly, namely ''Kirby 64'' and the ''Smash Bros.'' games.

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* VideoGameFlight: Kirby is one of the few characters who can generally fly anywhere, any time. Don't think you can just fly over everything, though -- there are enemies in the skies, and some levels are pretty tight. A few games also have a time limit on how long you can fly, namely ''Kirby 64'' and 64'', the ''Smash Bros.'' games.games, ''Kirby Fighters (Deluxe)'' and ''Battle Royale''.



* WalkingHead: Kirby, Meta Knight, and many enemies are nothing more than heads with feet and arms attached.

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* WalkingHead: Kirby, Meta Knight, and many enemies are nothing more than heads with feet and arms attached. Some of them even [[ArmlessBiped lack arms]].



** There are fake doors in ''Dream Land 3'' and the mirror house levels in ''Triple Deluxe''.

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** There are fake doors in ''Dream Land 3'' and in the mirror house levels in ''Triple Deluxe''.Deluxe''. The latter also has fake platforms that disappear and reveal SpikesOfDoom.



* TheWorfEffect: Galacta Knight loses the title of [[WorldsStrongestMan the most powerful being in the universe]] to Meta Knight during his first appearance. Later, he loses that title again, to Kirby. And later, to both Meta Knight and Kirby.
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* MacroZone: ''Mass Attack'' in particular makes Kirby even ''smaller'', so obstacles like giant flowers and crane machine claws abound.

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* MacroZone: ''Mass Attack'' in particular makes has Kirby even ''smaller'', split into ten half-size Kirbys, so obstacles like giant flowers and crane machine claws abound.
15th May '18 11:54:41 PM 4tell0life4
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* AllWebbedUp: Spider Kirby lets him shoot webs that will trap enemies in a cocoon of web, that Kirby can then [[ThrowTheMookAtThem kick around to hit other enemies]].



* BareFistedMonk: Fighter Kirby is him fighting with martial arts, which later gained KiManipulation attacks like a Hadouken. Knuckle Joe is the enemy commonly associated with this ability.



* BattleTops: Top Kirby, exclusive to the anime. The enemy Twister also looks like a top.



* BattleBoomerang: Cutter Kirby is mainly armed with a bladed boomerang [[WeaponizedHeadgear on his hat]] that Kirby can throw, and then [[BoomerangComeback it flies backwards for Kirby to catch]]. Pitch's Burning power also behaves much like a boomerang, only with a bird turning into a fireball. The Kibble Blade miniboss also uses it.



* BeTheBall: Ball Kirby turns him into a HyperDestructiveBouncingBall. In ''Canvas Curse'' and ''Rainbow Curse'' Kirby also becomes a ball (cursed in the former, voluntarily in the latter) that constantly rolls and can be guided by drawing lines in the air.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Many enemies are huge bugs, such as Buggzy and Hornhead; Kirby can inhale the latter to become Beetle Kirby. Taranza is also a spider the size of a person (slightly bigger than Kirby at least), while [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia is a ''really huge'' bee]].



* BladeOnAStick: Spear Kirby uses one, which he can use to [[JavelinThrower throw multiple spears]] or [[InstantFlightJustAddSpinning fly in the air by spinning it]]. Bandana Waddle Dee also wields one (in most appearances).



* BlowYouAway: Tornado Kirby lets him do powerful {{Tornado Move}}s as he floats forward. He can also blow puffs of air at enemies without a power.



* ChefOfIron: A few enemies are fighting cooks, and Kirby can naturally assimilate the skill. Also Kirby's Final Smash in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.

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* ChefOfIron: A few enemies are fighting cooks, and Kirby can naturally assimilate the skill. Also Kirby's Final Smash in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''. Ice + Spark in ''Crystal Shards'' turns Kirby into a refrigerator [[EdibleAmmunition that shoots food at enemies]], [[HyperactiveMetabolism which he can then pick up and eat for health.]]



* CoolBike: Wheelie Rider, the helper variant of the Wheelie mook, is ridden like a bike (specifically a OneWheeledWonder).
* CoolSword: Sword Kirby weaponizes a sword, while Meta Knight has a cooler sword called Galaxia.
** {{BFS}}: Ultra Sword, a Super Ability that's also his Final Smash in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U/3DS''. Ultra Sword can occasionally take form of other kinds of swords/blades (including Galaxia), or [[ShamuFu a large fish]], or [[PaperFanOfDoom a large paper fan]].
** FlamingSword: Fire Sword from ''Squeak Squad'', Burning + Cutter from ''64'' and Sizzle Sword from ''Star Allies''.
** SwordBeam: [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Only at full health]] in the games, but as a finisher in the anime.
** In ''Team Kirby Clash Deluxe'' and ''Battle Royale'' Kirby can acquire cooler swords for the ability, though in the latter case they're mostly cosmetic.



* DeadlyDoctor: Doctor Kirby uses doctor-y stuff to attack, such as throwing pills, various chemicals, and a clipboard.



* DropTheHammer: Dedede and Bonkers the gorilla, the latter of which Kirby can inhale for (what else?) the Hammer ability. Hammer is used as one of Kirby's B-button moves in the various ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games.

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* DropTheHammer: Dedede and Bonkers the gorilla, the latter of which Kirby can inhale for (what else?) the Hammer ability. Hammer is used as one of Kirby's B-button moves in the various ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' games.games, as well as Smash Kirby ability. Grand Hammer is the Super Ability variant of it that can [[ShockwaveStomp create giant shockwaves with its smashes]].



* ExcusePlot: ''Squeak Squad''. Your reason for playing the whole game? [[IWasToldThereWouldBeCake To get your cake back.]] Even after [[spoiler:Daroach lets Dark Nebula out of its prison,]] this is still Kirby's primary motivation.



* ExcusePlot: ''Squeak Squad''. Your reason for playing the whole game? [[IWasToldThereWouldBeCake To get your cake back.]] Even after [[spoiler:Daroach lets Dark Nebula out of its prison,]] this is still Kirby's primary motivation.



* ExtendedGameplay: Given the series' objective to be accessible for newcomers while challenging for veterans, this is a given.
** ''Kirby's Dream Land'' has an Extra Game mode after beating the regular game once, that turns the game NintendoHard by making enemies deadlier, adding a whole lot of new ones, and cutting your health to three hits.
** ''Kirby's Adventure'' also had an Extra Game mode where you couldn't save and your health was cut in half. The rest of the game was unchanged. The remake, ''Nightmare in Dream Land'', also has an Extra Game, but this time it allows saving. The new sub-game "Meta Knightmare" offers the original no-save mode, but features Meta Knight as the player character.
** ''Super Star Ultra'' offers two different ones. The first, "Revenge of the King", is a Hard Mode rendition of "Spring Breeze" that doubles as a Mythology Gag that refers to the first item on this list. The second, "Meta Knightmare Ultra", is an accelerated version of the original sub-games (minus Gourmet Race) again featuring Meta Knight, with no autosaving, instead saving at designated points.
** ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' has an EX mode that is unlocked after beating the main mode of the game. While the levels remain largely unchanged, the bosses have been made considerably more difficult. Kirby (and his allies)'s health is also reduced by one-third.
** ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' has the Dededetour! mode, which again has you playing through the whole game, where you can only save at designated points. This time, the key difference is that you're playing as King Dedede, complete with hammer abilities.
** ''Planet Robobot'' has "Meta Knightmare Returns". No points for guessing who the player character is.
** ''Star Allies'' has "Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!", which has you playing through the game again as a selected Friend. Like Dededetour and Meta Knight Returns before it, the playthrough is divided into 5 parts, and you can only save in the middle and the end of each.
* ExtraOreDinary: Metal Kirby and Iron Kirby, the latter being exclusive to the anime.



* FinalBoss: Most ''Kirby'' games have a unique final boss.

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* FightingClown: Circus Kirby fights with circus implements. Also the enemy that provides it, Clown Acrobot.
* FinalBoss: Most ''Kirby'' games have a unique final boss. King Dedede, however, appears a lot more than others, especially in the spinoffs.



* FlyingSaucer: The U.F.O enemies, which Kirby can inhale to turn into UFO Kirby. In ''Epic Yarn'' one of his transformations is similar to the aforementioned UFO. In ''Squeak Squad'', Doc rides one, which Kirby can also inhale after defeating him for the same ability.



* GemstoneAssault: [[EleventhHourSuperpower Ribbon's Shard Gun]] in ''Kirby 64''.



* GratuitousNinja: Ninja Kirby, complete with StockNinjaWeaponry and a [[PetalPower cherry blossom attack]] from 'Return to Dream Land' onwards. And Bomb + Cutter is an ''exploding shuriken''. Spinni from ''Squeak Squad'' is also a ninja who throws shurikens around, which Kirby can inhale to get the Ninja ability.
* GreenThumb: Leaf Kirby lets him manipulate razor-sharp leaves.



* AnIcePerson: Ice and Freeze abilities, though later games merge the two into one. Mr. Frosty, Ice Sphere Doomer, Ice Dragon and Francisca also mainly uses ice powers.



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Clean Kirby uses a broom, or other cleaning implements with Animal Friends. Also for Magic (at least in ''Squeak Squad'') and Circus, which uses stage magician implements and circus toys respectively.
* InASingleBound: The Hi-Jump ability lets Kirby jump very high and attack enemies above him.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: The Mini ability, only in ''Amazing Mirror''. It turns Kirby small so that he can move into small spaces, but he cannot fly in that state.



* JetPack: Jet Kirby has one that he can use to boost himself forward at high speed and hover in the air. The booster can [[ChargedAttack be charged]] to boost Kirby further.



* LawOfOneHundred: The Point Stars. While at first (from ''Dream Land 2'') you only need a small amount of them to get an extra life, it's ''Canvas Curse'' that will require you to gain 100 of them; the traditional platformers from ''Return to Dream Land'' onward also has it work similarly. ''Rainbow Curse'' will also grant Kirby the [[RammingAlwaysWorks Star Dash ability]] upon gaining 100.



* LifeOfTheParty: Festival Kirby is a single-use ability where Kirby and friends break into a dance (accompanied by party fanfare) that turns the enemies on screen into Point Stars.
* LightEmUp: Laser, Beam (and Flare Beam) and Light, although the latter doesn't actually damage enemies and is instead used to light up dark rooms. Interesting variations are Bomb + Spark from ''64'' and Kine's Spark power. The former turns Kirby into an exploding light bulb and the latter has Kine hold out a light bulb that damages enemies that touch it, with the option to shoot it at them. Both of these can also be used to see in the dark.



* MacroZone: If we take Kirby's canon height of eight inches into account, most of the locales in the series must be this. ''Mass Attack'' in particular makes Kirby even ''smaller'', so obstacles like giant flowers and crane machine claws abound.
* MagicalClown:

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* MacroZone: If we take Kirby's canon height of eight inches into account, most of the locales in the series must be this. ''Mass Attack'' in particular makes Kirby even ''smaller'', so obstacles like giant flowers and crane machine claws abound.
* MagicalClown:MagicalClown:



** Necrodeus from ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'' could count as well, seeing as he is an extremely powerful skeleton clown who plans to sink the world into eternal darkness, making him a rare example of a Magical Clown who ''is'' [[DarkIsEvil dark]]. His [[NameToRunAwayFromReallyFast name]] translates to "[[BilingualBonus death god]]," but whether or not he really is a god is unknown.
** In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' Kirby himself gains the Circus ability, which allows him to summon burning hoops and juggling pins out of nowhere among other attacks.
** However, whether or not Clown Acrobot - the enemy that gives Kirby this ability - is magical is debatable. Whenever Kirby encounters one, it already has its juggling pins or its hula hoop out, so we don't know whether or not it pulls these items out of nowhere. However, one could argue that Clown Acrobot still counts as one of these simply by virtue of being an inhabitant of Dream Land.

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** Necrodeus from ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'' could count as well, seeing as he is an extremely powerful skeleton clown who plans to sink the world into eternal darkness, making him a rare example of a Magical Clown who ''is'' [[DarkIsEvil dark]]. His [[NameToRunAwayFromReallyFast name]] translates to "[[BilingualBonus death god]]," but whether or not he really is a god is unknown.
** In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' Kirby himself gains the Circus ability, which allows him to summon burning hoops and juggling pins out of nowhere among other attacks.
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attacks. However, whether or not Clown Acrobot - the enemy that gives Kirby this ability - is magical is debatable. Whenever Kirby encounters one, it already has its juggling pins or its hula hoop out, so we don't know whether or not it pulls these items out of nowhere. However, one could argue that Clown Acrobot still counts as one of these simply by virtue of being an inhabitant of Dream Land.



* MagiciansAreWizards: The Magic ability, complete with the usual "stuff out of my hat" trick. It also has a move where [[RandomEffectSpell creates an effect at random]], such as giving Kirby a 1-Up, [[SmartBomb dealing high damage to everything on screen]], or giving a random ability; this will make Kirby lose the power.
* MagicMirror: Mirror Kirby, which enables AttackReflector and SelfDuplication techniques. Also the Dimension Mirror, the portal to the Mirror World. [[spoiler:Said mirror became an ArtifactOfDoom as Dark Meta Knight's malice and rage influenced it, turning Queen Sectonia (who uses the mirror) evil and narcissistic.]]
* MakeMeWannaShout: Mike Kirby weaponizes his own shouts, given that he's a DreadfulMusician.
* MakingASplash: The abilities Water, Bubble, Parasol, Kirby's default water gun that he normally uses when underwater, and Clean with Pitch.



* MaskPower: Meta Knight, to the point that he refuses to fight without it. Also, Masked Dedede, complete with a rocket-fueled hammer.

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* MaskPower: Meta Knight, to the point that he refuses to fight without it. Also, Masked Dedede, complete with a rocket-fueled rocket-powered hammer.



* MindControl: Ghost and Baton abilities, the latter being exclusive to the anime. Ghost Kirby in particular makes him [[DemonicPossession possess a mook]] to make it [[SetAMookToKillAMook kill other mooks]].



* MiniGameCredits: A very odd example in ''Kirby & The Amazing Mirror''. When you give Dark Mind the final hit in his third and final phase, do you expect him to blow up and the ending to play? No. Instead, the credits roll while you continue to shoot at the boss, and the game keeps track of how many hits you give him. After the credits finish, Dark Mind finally explodes and the epilogue kicks in.

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* MiniGameCredits: A very odd example in In ''Kirby & The Amazing Mirror''. When you give Dark Mind the final hit in his third and final phase, do you expect him to blow up and the ending to play? No. Instead, the credits roll while you continue to shoot at the boss, and the game keeps track of how many hits you give him. After the credits finish, Dark Mind finally explodes and the epilogue kicks in.



** Almost all TrueFinalBoss or OneWingedAngel battles are against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. Special note goes to the various "Soul" bosses, which are usually created when somebody bites off more than they can chew and slowly turn into a SoullessShell and host for whatever PowerSource they've tried to obtain.

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** Almost all TrueFinalBoss or OneWingedAngel battles are against {{Eldritch Abomination}}s. Special note goes to the various "Soul" bosses, which are usually created when somebody bites off more than they can chew and slowly turn into a SoullessShell and host for whatever PowerSource they've tried to obtain.all have shocking, twisted natures in one way or the other.



* MonsterOfTheWeek: Most of the games introduce one major antagonist that at the most may have cameos in minigames or non-canon appearances afterwards (with the major exception of Dark Matter, who was an ArcVillain over three games). This also extended into [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa the anime]], where most antagonists were monsters purchased by King Dedede.
** ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand'' has King Dedede, who later became more of a FriendlyEnemy.

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* MonsterOfTheWeek: Most of the games introduce one major antagonist that at the most may have cameos in minigames or non-canon appearances afterwards (with the major exception of Dark Matter, who was an ArcVillain over three games).afterwards. This also extended into [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa the anime]], where most antagonists were monsters purchased by King Dedede.
** ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand'' has King Dedede, who later became more of a FriendlyEnemy.FriendlyEnemy (who appears in multiple spin-offs as the main antagonist).



** ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'' has [[spoiler:Dark Crafter]].

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** ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'' has [[spoiler:Dark Claycia [[spoiler:and the one behind her, Dark Crafter]].



** ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2'', ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'', and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' are the only games that avert this, having an ArcVillain in the form of Dark Matter, and as such are dubbed the Dark Matter Trilogy. This is because they had a different game director than the other titles.

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** ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2'', ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'', and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' are the only games that avert this, having an ArcVillain in the form of Dark Matter, and as such are dubbed the Dark Matter Trilogy. This is because they had a different game director than the other titles. ''Dream Land 3'' does show that they have a ManBehindTheMan: Zero. ''Crystal Shards'' also has Miracle Matter and 0[[superscript:2]].



* MusicalAssassin: There's regular enemy Walky (a living microphone), and an alarm clock miniboss named Mr. Tick-Tock. When Kirby inhales either, he'll be given the limited-use Mike ability.

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* MusicalAssassin: There's regular enemy Walky (a living microphone), and an alarm clock miniboss named Mr. Tick-Tock. When Kirby inhales either, he'll be given the limited-use Mike ability. There's also the Bell ability, where Kirby wields 2 hand-bells and attacks with soundwaves from the bells.



** One of the miniboss Mr. Tick-Tock's attacks involve sending eighth notes towards Kirby. [[TacticalSuicideBoss Kirby needs to use these notes to attack him if he fights Mr. Tick-Tock without a Copy Ability.]] Mr. Tick-Tock is an example of this trope because he gives the Mike ability upon being inhaled (a Copy Ability that involves Kirby "singing" into three different types of microphones).

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** One of the miniboss Mr. Tick-Tock's attacks involve sending eighth notes towards Kirby. [[TacticalSuicideBoss Kirby needs to use these notes to attack him if he fights Mr. Tick-Tock without a Copy Ability.]] Mr. Tick-Tock is an example of this trope because he gives the Mike ability upon being inhaled (a Copy Ability that involves Kirby "singing" into three different types of microphones).



* NewGamePlus: Given the series' objective to be accessible for newcomers while challenging for veterans, this is a given.
** ''Kirby's Dream Land'' has an Extra Game mode after beating the regular game once, that turns the game NintendoHard by making enemies deadlier, adding a whole lot of new ones, and cutting your health to three hits.
** ''Kirby's Adventure'' also had an Extra Game mode where you couldn't save and your health was cut in half. The rest of the game was unchanged. The remake, ''Nightmare in Dream Land'', also has an Extra Game, but this time it allows saving. The new sub-game "Meta Knightmare" offers the original no-save mode, but features Meta Knight as the player character.
** ''Super Star Ultra'' offers two different New Games+. The first, "Revenge of the King", is a Hard Mode rendition of "Spring Breeze" that doubles as a Mythology Gag that refers to the first item on this list. The second, "Meta Knightmare Ultra", is an accelerated version of the original sub-games (minus Gourmet Race) again featuring Meta Knight, with no autosaving, instead saving at designated points.
** ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' has an EX mode that is unlocked after beating the main mode of the game. While the levels remain largely unchanged, the bosses have been made considerably more difficult. Kirby's health is also reduced by one-third.
** ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' has the Dededetour! mode, which again has you playing through the whole game with no autosaving. This time, the key difference is that you're playing as King Dedede, complete with hammer abilities.
** ''Planet Robobot'' has "Meta Knightmare Returns". No points for guessing who the player character is.
** ''Star Allies'' has "Guest Star", which has you playing through the game again with no autosaving as a selected Friend.
* NiceHat: Kirby's current ability is often denoted by one of these, ranging from a crown of flames to a pointed hat very similar to [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda another famous swordsman]].
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Kirby has a bad habit of letting the final boss out by stopping the one before it.
** Which is not, strictly speaking, a character flaw in Kirby so much as it's a character flaw in ''everyone else''. Meta Knight, who ''really should know better'', often declines to tell Kirby what's up so they can rematch instead (which may suggest a corollary: he's afraid Kirby would give up or not fight him if he knew too much) and just as often scampers after the fight. King Dedede will often skewer his credibility in these matters; even his noble actions ([[spoiler:sealing Nightmare away in the Fountain of Dreams and breaking the Star Rod to make it last]]) are colored by his vices (lounging in the sacred Fountain of Dreams as if it were his private pool).

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* NewGamePlus: Given the series' objective to be accessible for newcomers while challenging for veterans, this is a given.
** ''Kirby's Dream Land'' has an Extra Game mode after beating the regular game once,
NaturalWeapon: Animal ability gives Kirby claws that turns the game NintendoHard by making enemies deadlier, adding a whole lot of new ones, and cutting your health to three hits.
** ''Kirby's Adventure'' also had an Extra Game mode where you couldn't save and your health was cut in half. The rest of the game was unchanged. The remake, ''Nightmare in Dream Land'', also has an Extra Game, but this time it
allows saving. The new sub-game "Meta Knightmare" offers him to [[TunnelKing dig the original no-save mode, but features Meta Knight as the player character.
** ''Super Star Ultra'' offers two different New Games+. The first, "Revenge of the King", is a Hard Mode rendition of "Spring Breeze"
ground]], while Beetle gives, well, [[HornAttack beetle horns]] that doubles as a Mythology Gag he can use to cut ropes, smash pegs and grab and throw enemies, and Wing gives Kirby wings that refers to the first item on this list. The second, "Meta Knightmare Ultra", is an accelerated version of the original sub-games (minus Gourmet Race) again featuring Meta Knight, with no autosaving, instead saving at designated points.
** ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' has an EX mode that is unlocked after beating the main mode of the game. While the levels remain largely unchanged, the bosses have been made considerably more difficult. Kirby's health is also reduced by one-third.
** ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' has the Dededetour! mode, which again has you playing through the whole game with no autosaving. This time, the key difference is that you're playing as King Dedede, complete with hammer abilities.
** ''Planet Robobot'' has "Meta Knightmare Returns". No points for guessing who the player character is.
** ''Star Allies'' has "Guest Star", which has you playing through the game again with no autosaving as a selected Friend.
[[RazorWings can cut ropes]] and shoot FeatherFlechettes.
* NiceHat: Kirby's current ability is often denoted by one of these, ranging from a crown of flames to a pointed hat very similar to [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda another famous swordsman]].
swordsman]]. A few of those hats are also [[WeaponizedHeadgear directly weaponized]] depending on the ability.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Kirby has a bad habit of letting in ''Kirby's Adventure'' goes to collect the final boss out by stopping the one before it.
** Which is not, strictly speaking, a character flaw in Kirby so much as it's a character flaw in ''everyone else''. Meta Knight, who ''really should know better'', often declines
Star Rod pieces to tell Kirby what's up so they can rematch instead (which may suggest a corollary: he's afraid Kirby would give up or not fight him if he knew too much) reassemble them and just as often scampers after the fight. King Dedede will often skewer his credibility in these matters; even his noble actions ([[spoiler:sealing Nightmare away in putting them back to the Fountain of Dreams and breaking Dreams, something that Dedede is against. Turns out, [[spoiler:doing so releases Nightmare out of the fountain (who was stuck there because Dedede purposefully took the Star Rod off). Dedede decides to make it last]]) are colored by his vices (lounging throw Kirby and the Star Rod at Nightmare to resolve this, and fortunately, Nightmare is defeated in the sacred Fountain of Dreams as if it were his private pool).end.]]



** Think the original ''Kirby's Dream Land'' is too easy? Then try playing Hard Mode on it -- even the most seasoned gamers will be given a run for their money. That's ''still'' too easy for you? [[HarderThanHard Try changing the options to giving you no lives]] [[OneHitKill and a max of one point of vitality.]] If you get hit even once, you'll have to redo ''the entire level'' over again. ''Kirby's Adventure'' followed suit by having an Extra Game mode which cut Kirby's health down to three hit points and took out the save feature -- although its remake ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' gave you a save feature in its Extra Game, it compensates with Meta Knightmare mode, which ''does not'' have a save feature. That said, neither of them can touch the original game's hard mode in terms of just how insanely frustrating it is. Also, The Arena from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and The True Arena from ''Super Star Ultra'' -- the latter is almost as hard as the original ''Kirby's Dream Land''[='s=] hard mode, even with the [[GameBreaker trusty hammer]] at your side! Helper to Hero in that game can also get downright nightmarish to play with the weaker characters.

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** Think the original ''Kirby's Dream Land'' is too easy? Then try playing Hard Mode on it -- even the most seasoned gamers will be given a run for their money. That's ''still'' too easy for you? [[HarderThanHard Try changing the options to giving you no lives]] lives [[OneHitKill and a max of one point of vitality.]] If you get hit even once, you'll have to redo ''the entire level'' over again. ''Kirby's Adventure'' followed suit by having an Extra Game mode which cut Kirby's health down to three hit points and took out the save feature -- although its remake ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' gave you a save feature in its Extra Game, it compensates with Meta Knightmare mode, which ''does not'' have a save feature. That said, neither of them can touch the original game's hard mode in terms of just how insanely frustrating it is. Also, The Arena from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' and The True Arena from ''Super Star Ultra'' -- the latter is almost as hard as the original ''Kirby's Dream Land''[='s=] hard mode, even with the [[GameBreaker trusty hammer]] at your side! Helper to Hero in that game can also get downright nightmarish to play with the weaker characters.



* NotHelpingYourCase: A lot of problems could be resolved if the characters inhabiting Kirby's universe would either [[PoorCommunicationKills take the time to explain themselves]] or [[JerkassHasAPoint not make boors of themselves]]. Whatever Dedede's intentions in ''Adventure'', he certainly made a mess of things by deciding to make ''the sacred Fountain of Dreams'' his own personal ''swimming pool''.



** In ''Star Allies''' Guest Star mode, when you play as Rick, Kine & Coo, Marx and Gooey, some of the levels' areas are remade to look like the levels in ''Dream Land 2'', ''Super Star'' and ''Dream Land 3'' respectively.



** Kirby can't eat Scarfies. If you so much as try, the Scarfy will [[HulkingOut get angry]] and try to eat ''you''.

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** Kirby can't eat Scarfies. If you so much as try, the Scarfy will [[HulkingOut [[GameFace get angry]] and try to eat ''you''.



** He's also [[ContractualBossImmunity unable to inhale bosses]], and minibosses have to be defeated first before they can be inhaled.



* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: In ''Adventure'' and ''Dream Land 2'', Kirby flies through the atmosphere to chase after the TrueFinalBoss (Nightmare or Dark Matter, respectively). Kirby won't stay up there forever, and if [[TimedMission you're not fast enough]], you will actually [[AdvancingWallOfDoom see the ground rise into view]]....
* NotMeThisTime: Kirby often goes after King Dedede for whatever evil plot is going on, whether or not he had anything to do with it. Most notable in ''Squeak Squad'' (granted, stealing a cake ''is'' the sort of thing that Dedede would do -- and ''has'' done in the past -- so Kirby can't really be blamed for blaming Dedede in that case.)
* {{Oculothorax}}: A lot of the bosses in the series follow this pattern. There's Kracko, Dark Matter, Dark Nebula, Zero, [[spoiler:0[[superscript:2]], Drawcia Soul, Dark Mind's second form, Magolor Soul, and Star Dream's initial form.]] However even some ordinary enemies have this, Waddle Doos being the most common example.

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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: In ''Adventure'' and ''Dream Land 2'', Kirby flies through the atmosphere to chase after the TrueFinalBoss (Nightmare or Dark Matter, respectively). Kirby won't stay up there forever, and if [[TimedMission you're not fast enough]], you will actually [[AdvancingWallOfDoom [[ReentryScare see the ground rise into view]]....
* NotMeThisTime: Kirby often goes after King Dedede for whatever evil plot is going on, whether or not he had anything to do with it. Most notable in In ''Squeak Squad'' (granted, Squad'', the first he does after his cake gets stolen is to go to Dedede's castle, because Kirby things he might've stolen it (being a known food stealer). Then after Kirby beats Dedede, the titular Squeak Squad appears, and an angry Dedede tosses Kirby at them. Kirby then sets his sight at Daroach and co. as he realized that they may've been the ones stealing a cake ''is'' the sort of thing that Dedede would do -- and ''has'' done in the past -- so Kirby can't really be blamed for blaming Dedede in that case.)
his cake.
* {{Oculothorax}}: A lot of the bosses in the series follow this pattern. There's Kracko, Dark Matter, Dark Nebula, Zero, [[spoiler:0[[superscript:2]], Drawcia Soul, Dark Mind's second form, Magolor Soul, and Star Dream's initial form.]] form, and Void Termina's core's Dark Matter form]]. However even some ordinary enemies have this, Waddle Doos being the most common example.



** Required in ''Kirby[='s=] Dream Land 2'' (Rainbow Drops), ''Kirby[='s=] Dream Land 3'' (Heart Stars), and ''Kirby 64'' (Crystal Shards) to unlock the [[TrueFinalBoss true last boss]] and the best ending[[note]]And while the best endings for these games ''are'' happy in their own right, the alternative endings are basically just plain terrifying, ''especially'' in ''Kirby 64''[[/note]].

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** Required in ''Kirby[='s=] Dream Land 2'' (Rainbow Drops), ''Kirby[='s=] Dream Land 3'' (Heart Stars), and ''Kirby 64'' (Crystal Shards) to unlock the [[TrueFinalBoss true last boss]] and the best ending[[note]]And while the best endings for these games ''are'' happy in their own right, the alternative endings are basically just plain terrifying, ''especially'' in ''Kirby 64''[[/note]].ending.



* OnlyOneName: Nearly every character in the series. The few exceptions include Susanna Patrya Haltmann, Max Profitt Haltmann, and Zan Partizanne (though Zan may be a title rather than a name).

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** Aside from those, many other bosses such as Nightmare, Dark Matter (at least in ''Dream Land 2''), Dark Mind, and Yin-Yarn have a second form after they're defeated.
* OnlyOneName: Nearly every character in the series. The few exceptions include Susanna Patrya Haltmann, Max Profitt Haltmann, and Zan Partizanne (though Zan may be a title rather than a name).



* ParasolOfPain: Parasol Kirby (natch). The parasol can be used to guard against attacks from above, float slowly down in midair, and starting in ''Return to Dream Land'' it can also be used to splash water onto enemies. Some Waddle Dees also come armed with parasols.



* PlayerMooks: In ''Squeak Squad''.
* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: Dark Matter's first form in ''Dream Land 2'', and Drawcia in ''Canvas Curse''.

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* PlayerGuidedMissile: Missile Kirby turns him into a flying missile that you can move around to hit enemies. In ''Return to Dream Land'', Flare Beam creates an EnergyBall that Kirby can move around to hit obstacles and enemies.
* PlayerMooks: In ''Squeak Squad''.
''Super Star'' and ''Star Allies'' there's a mode where you play as one of the mooks (i.e Helpers/Friends) instead of Kirby.
* PlayingTennisWithTheBoss: Dark Matter's first form in ''Dream Land 2'', and Drawcia in ''Canvas Curse''. Minor case in ''Planet Robobot'' where you can smack Clanky Woods' canopy bombs back at him. That's discounting the cases where Kirby inhales something that the boss shoots to be sent back at them.
* PlayingWithFire: Fire, [[{{Fireballs}} Burning]] and the Monster Flame Super Ability. Fire Lions, Fire Sphere Doomer, Pyribbit and Flamberge also use mainly fire attacks.



* PoorCommunicationKills: C'mon, guys -- especially you two, Meta Knight and Dedede. If you want to stop the EldritchAbomination, you really ought to know better than to not tell Kirby and then ''pick fights with him''.
** In ''Kirby's Adventure'', [[AllThereInTheManual at least in the manual]], it's mentioned that Dedede had tried to tell Kirby why he broke the Star Rod into pieces, but Kirby wouldn't listen to him due to 1) Dedede having caused trouble before in the first game, and 2) Dedede treating ''sacred waters'' like a private pool. The fact that Dedede was also answering Kirby in a very nonchalant manner led Kirby to believe the King was just being selfish again.[[note]]The manual (which includes the 3DS version's manual) is presented in a short story format, so all this is laid out. The game proper has an intro that tells the same essential story, but only says that Dedede was messing around in the Fountain of Dreams' waters and broke the Star Rod into pieces without giving any more information to Kirby, setting the hero off on his adventure.[[/note]]
* PowerCopying: Kirby didn't start with this power like [[VideoGame/MegaMan the former Trope Namer did]], and some games drop it from his arsenal, but he certainly gets a lot of mileage out of it when he does have it. He even has it in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. His copied abilities include:
** AllWebbedUp: Spider.
** ArtAttacker: Paint and Artist.
** BattleBoomerang: Cutter. Pitch's Burning power also behaves much like a boomerang, only with a bird turning into a fireball.
** BattleTops: Top, exclusive to the anime.
** BeTheBall: Ball.
** BladeOnAStick: Spear.
** BigCreepyCrawlies: Beetle.
** BlowYouAway: Tornado, and he can blow puffs of air at enemies without a power.
** CoolBike: Being a Wheelie Rider in ''Super Star''.
** CoolSword: Sword.
*** {{BFS}}: Ultra Sword, a Super Ability that's also his Final Smash in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U/3DS''.
*** FlamingSword: Fire Sword from ''Squeak Squad'' and Burning + Cutter from ''64''.
*** SwordBeam: [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Only at full health]] in the games, but as a finisher in the anime.
** ChefOfIron: Cook. Ice + Spark turns Kirby into a refrigerator [[EdibleAmmunition that shoots food at enemies]], [[HyperactiveMetabolism which he can then pick up and eat for health.]]
** DeadlyDoctor: Doctor.
** DishingOutDirt: Stone and Clean.
** DropTheHammer: Hammer, its stronger variation Grand Hammer, and Smash Bros.
** ExtraOreDinary: Metal and Iron, the latter being exclusive to the anime.
** FightingClown: Circus.
** FeatherFlechettes[=/=]PowerGivesYouWings: Wing.
** FlyingSaucer: U.F.O.
** FrickinLaserBeams: Laser, U.F.O., Spark, and Plasma.
** GemstoneAssault: [[EleventhHourSuperpower Ribbon's Shard Gun]] in ''Kirby 64''.
** GratuitousNinja: Ninja, complete with StockNinjaWeaponry and a [[PetalPower cherry blossom attack]] from 'Return to Dream Land' onwards. And Bomb + Cutter is an ''exploding shuriken''.
** GreenThumb: Leaf.
** AnIcePerson: Ice and Freeze.
*** HumanSnowball: Ice + Ice and the Super Ability Snow Bowl
** ImprobableWeaponUser: Clean Kirby uses a broom, or other cleaning implements with Animal Friends. Also for Magic (at least in ''Squeak Squad'') and Circus, which uses stage magician implements and circus toys respectively.
** IncredibleShrinkingMan: Mini.
** InASingleBound: Hi-Jump.
** JetPack: Jet.
** KillerYoyo: Yo-yo.
** KungFuFighting: Fighter, which later gained KiManipulation attacks like a Hadouken, and Smash Bros.
** LifeOfTheParty: Festival.
** LightEmUp: Laser, Beam (and Flare Beam) and Light, although the latter doesn't actually damage enemies and is instead used to light up dark rooms. Interesting variations are Bomb + Spark from ''64'' and Kine's Spark power. The former turns Kirby into an exploding light bulb and the latter has Kine hold out a light bulb that damages enemies that touch it, with the option to shoot it at them. Both of these can also be used to see in the dark.
** MagiciansAreWizards: Magic, complete with the usual "stuff out of my hat" trick.
** MagicMirror: Mirror, which enables AttackReflector and SelfDuplication techniques.
** MakeMeWannaShout: Mike.
** MakingASplash: Water, Bubble, Parasol, Kirby's default water gun that he normally uses when underwater, and Clean with Pitch.
** MindControl: Ghost and Baton, the latter being exclusive to the anime.
** MusicalAssassin: Bell.
** NaturalWeapon: Animal gives Kirby claws, while Beetle gives, well, beetle horns.
** ParasolOfPain: Parasol (natch).
** PlayingWithFire: Fire, Burning and the Monster Flame Super Ability.
*** {{Fireballs}}: Burning turns Kirby into one, though later games merged it with Fire.
** PoisonousPerson: Poison.
** ThePowerOfLove: [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angel/Cupid]] and the [[EleventhHourSuperPower Love-Love Stick]] from ''Dream Land 3''.
** PsychicPowers: ESP.
** RollingAttack: Wheel and Rick's Stone power.
** ShockAndAwe: Beam, Spark, U.F.O., and Plasma.
** SimpleStaff: Staff and Baton, the latter being exclusive to the anime.
** SoulPower: Ghost, and a possible interpretation of the Kabuki ability from the anime.
** SpikesOfDoom: Needle, and Cutter + Cutter is a spiky boomerang.
** TheStraightAndArrowPath: Archer and Cupid.
** StuffBlowingUp: [[ThrowDownTheBomblet Bomb]], [[SphereOfDestruction Crash]], and [[PlayerGuidedMissile Missile.]]
** TakenForGranite: Stone and Smash Bros. Whether he can move or not depends on the game, as well as the specific power you have.
** ThisIsADrill: Animal (specifically, a mole, which enables a DigAttack), and Stone + Needle.
** WhipItGood: Beam, Whip, and U.F.O.
** WrestlerInAllOfUs: Backdrop, Throw, and Suplex; Fighter also has a few grab moves.
** A few games also feature special gimmicks that revolve around this power.
*** ''Dream Land 2/3'' gave the Animal Friends special powers when you use them while having certain Abilities.
*** ''Kirby 64'' and ''Star Allies'' allow you to combine two Copy Abilities to create a new Ability. ''Squeak Squad'' featured a very limited form of combo Abilities as well.
*** ''Return to Dream Land'' has Super Copy Abilities, which give you extremely powerful versions of existing Abilities that can kill almost any enemy in one hit and typically have puzzle-solving functions.
*** In ''Planet Robobot'', the Robobot Armor is also capable of scanning enemies, which grants it a Mode that has unique effects and powers depending on which Ability was scanned.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: C'mon, guys -- especially you two, Meta Knight and Dedede. If you want to stop the EldritchAbomination, you really ought to know better than to not tell PoisonousPerson: The Poison ability, a modified Water ability that lets Kirby and then ''pick fights cover the ground with him''.
** In ''Kirby's Adventure'', [[AllThereInTheManual at least in the manual]], it's mentioned that Dedede had tried to tell Kirby why he broke the Star Rod into pieces, but Kirby wouldn't listen to him due to 1) Dedede having caused trouble before in the first game,
poisonous puddles and 2) Dedede treating ''sacred waters'' like a private pool. The fact that Dedede was also answering Kirby in a very nonchalant manner led Kirby to believe the King was just being selfish again.[[note]]The manual (which includes the 3DS version's manual) is presented in a short story format, so all this is laid out. The game proper has an intro that tells the same essential story, but only says that Dedede was messing around in the Fountain of Dreams' waters and broke the Star Rod into pieces without giving any more information to Kirby, setting the hero off on his adventure.[[/note]]
breathe toxic gas.
* PowerCopying: Kirby didn't start with this power like [[VideoGame/MegaMan the former Trope Namer did]], and some games drop it from his arsenal, but he certainly gets a lot of mileage out of it when he does have it. He even has it in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''. His copied abilities include:
** AllWebbedUp: Spider.
** ArtAttacker: Paint and Artist.
** BattleBoomerang: Cutter. Pitch's Burning power also behaves much like a boomerang, only with a bird turning into a fireball.
** BattleTops: Top, exclusive to the anime.
** BeTheBall: Ball.
** BladeOnAStick: Spear.
** BigCreepyCrawlies: Beetle.
** BlowYouAway: Tornado, and he can blow puffs of air at enemies without a power.
** CoolBike: Being a Wheelie Rider in ''Super Star''.
** CoolSword: Sword.
*** {{BFS}}: Ultra Sword, a Super Ability that's also his Final Smash in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for Wii U/3DS''.
*** FlamingSword: Fire Sword from ''Squeak Squad'' and Burning + Cutter from ''64''.
*** SwordBeam: [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Only at full health]] in the games, but as a finisher in the anime.
** ChefOfIron: Cook. Ice + Spark turns Kirby into a refrigerator [[EdibleAmmunition that shoots food at enemies]], [[HyperactiveMetabolism which he can then pick up and eat for health.]]
** DeadlyDoctor: Doctor.
** DishingOutDirt: Stone and Clean.
** DropTheHammer: Hammer, its stronger variation Grand Hammer, and Smash Bros.
** ExtraOreDinary: Metal and Iron, the latter being exclusive to the anime.
** FightingClown: Circus.
** FeatherFlechettes[=/=]PowerGivesYouWings: Wing.
** FlyingSaucer: U.F.O.
** FrickinLaserBeams: Laser, U.F.O., Spark, and Plasma.
** GemstoneAssault: [[EleventhHourSuperpower Ribbon's Shard Gun]] in ''Kirby 64''.
** GratuitousNinja: Ninja, complete with StockNinjaWeaponry and a [[PetalPower cherry blossom attack]] from 'Return to Dream Land' onwards. And Bomb + Cutter is an ''exploding shuriken''.
** GreenThumb: Leaf.
** AnIcePerson: Ice and Freeze.
*** HumanSnowball: Ice + Ice and the Super Ability Snow Bowl
** ImprobableWeaponUser: Clean Kirby uses a broom, or other cleaning implements with Animal Friends. Also for Magic (at least in ''Squeak Squad'') and Circus, which uses stage magician implements and circus toys respectively.
** IncredibleShrinkingMan: Mini.
** InASingleBound: Hi-Jump.
** JetPack: Jet.
** KillerYoyo: Yo-yo.
** KungFuFighting: Fighter, which later gained KiManipulation attacks like a Hadouken, and Smash Bros.
** LifeOfTheParty: Festival.
** LightEmUp: Laser, Beam (and Flare Beam) and Light, although the latter doesn't actually damage enemies and is instead used to light up dark rooms. Interesting variations are Bomb + Spark from ''64'' and Kine's Spark power. The former turns Kirby into an exploding light bulb and the latter has Kine hold out a light bulb that damages enemies that touch it, with the option to shoot it at them. Both of these can also be used to see in the dark.
** MagiciansAreWizards: Magic, complete with the usual "stuff out of my hat" trick.
** MagicMirror: Mirror, which enables AttackReflector and SelfDuplication techniques.
** MakeMeWannaShout: Mike.
** MakingASplash: Water, Bubble, Parasol, Kirby's default water gun that he normally uses when underwater, and Clean with Pitch.
** MindControl: Ghost and Baton, the latter being exclusive to the anime.
** MusicalAssassin: Bell.
** NaturalWeapon: Animal gives Kirby claws, while Beetle gives, well, beetle horns.
** ParasolOfPain: Parasol (natch).
** PlayingWithFire: Fire, Burning and the Monster Flame Super Ability.
*** {{Fireballs}}: Burning turns Kirby into one, though later games merged it with Fire.
** PoisonousPerson: Poison.
** ThePowerOfLove: [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angel/Cupid]] and the [[EleventhHourSuperPower Love-Love Stick]] from ''Dream Land 3''.
** PsychicPowers: ESP.
** RollingAttack: Wheel and Rick's Stone power.
** ShockAndAwe: Beam, Spark, U.F.O., and Plasma.
** SimpleStaff: Staff and Baton, the latter being exclusive to the anime.
** SoulPower: Ghost, and a possible interpretation of the Kabuki ability from the anime.
** SpikesOfDoom: Needle, and Cutter + Cutter is a spiky boomerang.
** TheStraightAndArrowPath: Archer and Cupid.
** StuffBlowingUp: [[ThrowDownTheBomblet Bomb]], [[SphereOfDestruction Crash]], and [[PlayerGuidedMissile Missile.]]
** TakenForGranite: Stone and Smash Bros. Whether he can move or not depends on the game, as well as the specific power you have.
** ThisIsADrill: Animal (specifically, a mole, which enables a DigAttack), and Stone + Needle.
** WhipItGood: Beam, Whip, and U.F.O.
** WrestlerInAllOfUs: Backdrop, Throw, and Suplex; Fighter also has a few grab moves.
**
A few games also feature special gimmicks that revolve around this power.
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''Dream Land 2/3'' gave the Animal Friends special powers when you use them while having certain Abilities.
*** ** ''Kirby 64'' and ''Star Allies'' allow you to combine two Copy Abilities to create a new Ability.Ability (the latter requires you to have a Friend helping you). ''Squeak Squad'' featured a very limited form of combo Abilities as well.
*** ** ''Return to Dream Land'' has Super Copy Abilities, which give you extremely powerful versions of existing Abilities that can kill almost any enemy in one hit and typically have puzzle-solving functions.
*** ** In ''Planet Robobot'', the Robobot Armor is also capable of scanning enemies, which grants it a Mode that has unique effects and powers depending on which Ability was scanned.scanned.
* ThePowerOfLove: [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Angel/Cupid]] and the [[EleventhHourSuperPower Love-Love Stick]] from ''Dream Land 3''. Also the Friend Heart in ''Star Allies'', which is used to turn enemies into Friends.



* PowerupMount: The most famous example are Kirby's animal buddies: Rick the hamster, Kine the fish, and Coo the owl in ''Dream Land 2''; joined by Nago the cat, [=ChuChu=] the octopus, and Pitch the bird in ''Dream Land 3''. There's also the Wheelie helper in ''Super Star'', and ''Dedede'' in ''64'', and all of your co-op partners in ''Return to Dream Land''. Ribbon, also from ''64'', turns the TrueFinalBoss into an UnexpectedShmupLevel.

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* PowerupMount: The most famous example are Kirby's animal buddies: Rick the hamster, Kine the fish, and Coo the owl in ''Dream Land 2''; joined by Nago the cat, [=ChuChu=] the octopus, and Pitch the bird in ''Dream Land 3''. There's also the Wheelie helper in ''Super Star'', and ''Dedede'' in ''64'', and all of your co-op partners in ''Return to Dream Land''.Land'' and ''Star Allies''. Ribbon, also from ''64'', turns the TrueFinalBoss into an UnexpectedShmupLevel.



* PunnyName: Planets Popstar and Rock Star. ''Kirby's Epic Yarn'' plot mover Yin-Yarn. Rick, Coo, and Kine's names are plays on the Japanese characters for their respective terrains: 陸 (''riku''; land), 空 (''kuu''; sky), and 海 (''kai''; sea). In ''Planet Robobot'', Haltmann's name contains HAL in it.

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* PsychicPowers: The ESP ability lets Kirby create spheres of psychic energy and teleport around the place. In ''Star Allies'' he can also lift around stone statues with his mind.
* PunnyName: Planets Popstar and Rock Star. ''Kirby's Epic Yarn'' plot mover Yin-Yarn. Rick, Coo, and Kine's names are plays on the Japanese characters for their respective terrains: 陸 (''riku''; land), 空 (''kuu''; sky), and 海 (''kai''; sea). In ''Planet Robobot'', Haltmann's name contains HAL in it.it, and in ''Star Allies'' many things relating to Hyness' cult also contains the HAL. Among many others.



** Mega Titan in ''Amazing Mirror'' can only be damaged by electric abilities (Beam or Spark) or by knocking him towards the electrified walls.



* RealMenWearPink: Kirby ''is'' pink!

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* RealMenWearPink: Kirby ''is'' pink!pink! And so is Galacta Knight.



** "-Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation- And it ricochets off hills, too!" Using Spark with [=ChuChu=] in ''Dream Land 3'' nets a [[ChargedAttack chargable version]] of the attack.

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** "-Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation- And it ricochets off hills, too!" Using Spark with [=ChuChu=] in ''Dream Land 3'' and acquiring the Laser Scroll in ''Squeak Squad'' nets a [[ChargedAttack chargable version]] of the attack.



* RetCanon: Happens several times with material that showed up in the anime. For example, Plasma Kirby from ''Super Star'' was originally pink, a la Spark Kirby; the anime portrayed Plasma Kirby as having green skin, so when the time came for ''Super Star Ultra'', Plasma Kirby was given green skin.

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* RetCanon: Happens several times with material that showed up in the anime. For example, Plasma Kirby from ''Super Star'' was originally pink, a la Spark Kirby; the anime portrayed Plasma Kirby as having green skin, so when the time came for ''Super Star Ultra'', Plasma Kirby was given green skin. Also for Meta Knight's sword Galaxia and Halberd's design.



* RollingAttack: Wheel Kirby and Rick's Stone power mainly attacks by rolling around.



** In the original ''Kirby's Dream Land'', there was an easter egg at the end of Bubbly Clouds where you could enter the moon, where the following room would be a long fall filled with goodies. Games would often have a moon with these same properties near the end of the game. A lot of the time, its surrounding environment would even be Bubbly Clouds.

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** In the original ''Kirby's Dream Land'', there was an easter egg at the end of Bubbly Clouds where you could enter the moon, where the following room would be a long fall filled with goodies. Games would often have a moon (or occasionally a star) with these same properties near the end of the game. A lot of the time, its surrounding environment would even be Bubbly Clouds.



* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Dark Nebula]] from ''Kirby: Squeak Squad'', Nightmare from ''Adventure'' and ''Nightmare in Dream Land'', and Galacta Knight in every appearance he's had from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'' on.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Doing a single ability run of any game's BossRush is popular among fans. Although doing one on ''Squeak Squad's'' Boss Rush is almost impossible because the game actually ''forces'' the EleventhHourSuperPower on you, destroying your current ability! You can keep the ability by quickly spitting it out, getting the triple star ability, spitting ''that'' out, and sucking the old ability back while it's bouncing around, but it can fail or you may not think of it.

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* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler:Dark Nebula]] from ''Kirby: Squeak Squad'', Nightmare from ''Adventure'' and ''Nightmare in Dream Land'', [[spoiler:Void Termina]] in ''Star Allies'', and Galacta Knight in every appearance he's had from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'' on.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Doing a single ability run of any game's BossRush is popular among fans. Although doing one on ''Squeak Squad's'' Boss Rush is almost impossible because the game actually ''forces'' the EleventhHourSuperPower on you, destroying your current ability! You ability![[note]]You can keep the ability by quickly spitting it out, getting the triple star ability, spitting ''that'' out, and sucking the old ability back while it's bouncing around, but it can fail or you may not think of it.[[/note]]



* ShoutOut: Some of Kirby's Copy Abilities are like this.

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* ShoutOut: Some of Kirby's Copy Abilities are like this.



** Fighter Kirby has been able to use [[Franchise/StreetFighter Hadoken and Shoryuken,]] called Force Blast and Rising Break respectively. ''Amazing Mirror'' adds the ability to use a [[Franchise/StreetFighter Flash Kick, the Tenma Kuujinkyaku, and a spinning kick that vaguely resembles the Tatsumaki Senpukyaku]]. Probably not coincidentally, as said game was developed by Capcom.

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** Fighter Kirby has been able to use [[Franchise/StreetFighter Hadoken and Shoryuken,]] called Force Blast and Rising Break respectively. ''Amazing Mirror'' adds the ability to use a [[Franchise/StreetFighter Flash Kick, the Tenma Kuujinkyaku, and a spinning kick that vaguely resembles the Tatsumaki Senpukyaku]]. Probably not coincidentally, as said game was developed by Capcom.Flagship, one of Capcom's child companies at the time.



* SimpleStaff: [[TelescopingStaff Staff]] and Baton abilities, the latter being exclusive to the anime.



* SmartBomb: A few of Kirby's abilities can defeat minor enemies in the entire screen, such as Crash, Mike, Cook, Paint, Festival, Magic (at random, with its charged move) and Artist (only with the Painbrush move). Starting from ''Return to Dream Land'', most of them can [[ChargedAttack be charged to deal even more damage.]]



* SpikeShooter: The Needle ability.

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* SpikeShooter: The SpikesOfDoom: Needle ability.Kirby lets him shoot out spikes around him to impale enemies. Cutter + Cutter is a spiky boomerang. Some obstacles in the levels are spikes, although they only do damage instead of being OneHitKill.
* SpikeBallsOfDoom: The Gordo enemies, {{Invincible Minor Minion}}s that act as obstacles.
* SpinoffBabies: The canceled ''Kid Kirby'' for the SNES. Yeah, try to wrap your head around an ''even younger'' Kirby.



* SpikeBallsOfDoom: Gordo is a lively example of it, and ''Rainbow Curse'' implies it may be sentient.
* SpikesOfDoom: They make appearances here and there.
* SpinoffBabies: The canceled ''Kid Kirby'' for the SNES. Yeah, try to wrap your head around an ''even younger'' Kirby.



* TheStraightAndArrowPath: Archer and Cupid abilities have Kirby using bow and arrows.
* StuffBlowingUp: [[ThrowDownTheBomblet Bomb]], [[SphereOfDestruction Crash]], and [[PlayerGuidedMissile Missile]] abilities create explosions. Many enemies also explode into puffs of smoke when they're defeated.



* TakenForGranite: Stone Kirby lets him turn into a stone statue and [[DeathFromAbove drop from above to smash enemies]]. Smash Bros. also has this as part of its moveset. Whether he can move or not depends on the game, as well as the specific power you have.



* ThisIsADrill: Animal Kirby has a move where he drills with his claws, allowing him to dig dirt quicker. Stone + Needle in ''Crystal Shards'' makes Kirby attack with a drill on his hand forward. [[spoiler:In ''Planet Robobot'', in the end of the fight against Star Dream, the Robobot Armor uses a giant drill (in an homage to ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'') to finish the boss off.]]



%% NOTICE: Too Dumb to Live is meant for characters who behave in obviously suicidally stupid ways. Kirby's general thoughtlessness does not count, nor do general examples of NiceJobBreakingItHero.
* TooDumbToLive: Usually subverted, but there have been a few examples of extreme recklessness throughout the series.
** In "Meta Knightmare Ultra", Meta Knight summons the all-powerful comet Nova and wishes to fight the strongest being in the galaxy to test his abilities against it. There are so many ways this could have backfired it's almost funny, but Meta Knight is enough of a badass to avert disaster.
** Meta Knight racks up another in ''Squeak Squad'', when rather than sit Kirby down and explain what's going on, he interrupts Kirby's quest, steals the treasure chest Kirby is pursuing, and refuses to explain himself and TheReveal until after Kirby's defeated him in a BossBattle. (Because ''Squeak Squad'' is an IdiotPlot, Kirby's been operating under the assumption that the treasure chest in question contains a stolen piece of cake he was meaning to eat). Normally Meta Knight gets a pass for this sort of behavior on the grounds of SecretTest and StealthMentor (and being an enigmatic guy in general), but here it's implied that Meta Knight is taking serious measures to prevent Kirby from proceeding.



* WhipItGood: The Whip ability, obviously, makes Kirby wield one. Beam Kirby also mainly attacks with a wavy beam that acts like a whip, and UFO Kirby also has a similar move.



* WorthyOpponent: Meta Knight. He's very honorable and will (usually) refuse to fight an opponent if they're not equally armed.

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* WorthyOpponent: Meta Knight. He's very honorable and will (usually) refuse to fight an opponent if they're not equally armed. Meta Knightmare Ultra has him wishing for a powerful opponent in the end, and he gets it: [[spoiler:Galacta Knight]].
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Backdrop, Throw, and Suplex abilities; Fighter also has a few grab moves.
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* GameplayRoulette: ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Super Star]]'' and its remake has a number of different gameplays in one.
** Also, the games in the franchise can be neatly put into two categories: Standard platformers where you freely control Kirby, and non-platformers that play variously differently.

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* GameplayRoulette: GameplayRoulette:
**
''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Super Star]]'' and its remake has a number of different gameplays in one.
** Also, the games in the franchise can be neatly put into two categories: Standard platformers where you freely control Kirby, nonstandard platformers that controls differently than normal, and non-platformers that play variously differently.



* GigglingVillain: [[spoiler:Marx]], Drawcia, Necrodius,[[spoiler:Queen Sectonia, President Haltmann]], and Francisca.

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* GigglingVillain: [[spoiler:Marx]], Drawcia, Necrodius,[[spoiler:Queen Sectonia, Necrodeus, [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia]], President Haltmann]], Haltmann, and Francisca.



** Dark Meta Knight has the same bat wings as Meta Knight, and he's villainous.



** Meta Knight, occasionally. Most of his actions aren't villainous at all and are merely mistaken by Kirby as such due to poor communication between them and Kirby's misinterpreting of the situation (''[[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad Squeak Squad]]'' being a hilariously good example). In ''[[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Amazing Mirror]]'', he comes across as a straight-up hero who went to save the Mirror World until Dark Mind trapped him, with Kirby (who ended up split into four parts by Meta Knight's EvilTwin) coming after him. Later in the game, the Kirbys fight Dark Meta Knight disguised as the real thing, with the real one pointing his sword toward Dark Meta Knight to destroy any doubt that it wasn't really him after [[spoiler:the Kirbys appear to be fighting Meta Knight in the eighth section of the game, but tips off the fact that he's really Dark Meta Knight after he forgets to imitate Meta Knight's trait of throwing his opponents a sword to fight fairly]].
** King Dedede turns out to have been this in ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', as he split apart the Star Rod and gave the pieces to his henchmen to keep Nightmare sealed. Unfortunately Kirby doesn't find this out until it's too late.

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** Meta Knight, occasionally. Most of his actions aren't villainous at all and are merely mistaken by Kirby as such due to poor communication between them and Kirby's misinterpreting of the situation (''[[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad Squeak Squad]]'' being a hilariously good example). In ''[[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Amazing Mirror]]'', he comes across as a straight-up hero who went to save the Mirror World until Dark Mind trapped him, with Kirby (who ended up split into four parts by Meta Knight's EvilTwin) coming after him. Later in the game, the Kirbys fight Dark Meta Knight disguised as the real thing, with the real one pointing his sword toward Dark Meta Knight to destroy any doubt that it wasn't really him after [[spoiler:the Kirbys appear to be fighting Meta Knight in the eighth section of the game, but tips off the fact that he's really Dark Meta Knight after he forgets to imitate Meta Knight's trait of throwing his opponents a sword to fight fairly]].
** King Dedede turns out to have been this in ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', as he split apart the Star Rod and gave the pieces to his henchmen to keep [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACankeep Nightmare sealed. sealed]]]]. Unfortunately Kirby doesn't find this out until it's too late.late.
** Meta Knight in the same game, by virtue of being one of Dedede's henchmen. Also in ''Squeak Squad'', there's a good reason he stole the chest supposedly containing Kirby's cake: [[spoiler:[[SealedEvilInACan it's where Dark Nebula is sealed]]]]. Unfortunately it's later stolen (again) by Daroach, and the rest is history.



** In ''Kirby's Adventure'' (and its remake ''Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land''), Kirby thinks that King Dedede is responsible for Dream Land's lack of dreams; technically, he's right, but he doesn't know that Nightmare was behind all the problems in the land, nor that Dedede's actually trying to ''stop'' him.
** In ''Kirby: Squeak Squad'', Kirby thinks the treasure chest the Squeaks stole contained his strawberry shortcake, but he didn't know [[spoiler:that the chest was actually the prison of Dark Nebula.]]
** This is as much a case of Idiot Hero Antagonist as Idiot Hero. People have a problem with telling Kirby exactly what's going on, instead deciding that it would be better to pick a fight to prevent his passage. Meta Knight at least can be argued to be training Kirby for the inevitable Final Boss; King Dedede, not so much[[note]]Kirby's Adventure: Seal an EldritchAbomination in the Fountain of Dreams by removing its power source? Not a bad idea. Entrusting the broken pieces of that Star Rod to people who have problems with Kirby? Not so much. Not telling anyone what you were up to in order to point out that they shouldn't worry, in turn risking that Kirby might think you're up to something bad? Yeah, uh, definitely not a good idea. Using the Fountain of Dreams as your own personal swimming pool for the duration? Okay, Big Guy, we need to have a little chat about how this works[[/note]].

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** In ''Kirby's Adventure'' (and its remake ''Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land''), Kirby thinks that King Dedede is responsible for Dream Land's lack of dreams; technically, he's right, but he doesn't know that Nightmare [[spoiler:Nightmare was behind all the problems in the land, nor that Dedede's actually trying to ''stop'' him.
him]].
** In ''Kirby: Squeak Squad'', Kirby thinks the treasure chest the Squeaks stole contained his strawberry shortcake, but he didn't know [[spoiler:that the chest was actually the prison of Dark Nebula.]]
** This is as much a case of Idiot Hero Antagonist as Idiot Hero. People have a problem with telling Kirby exactly what's going on, instead deciding that it would be better to pick a fight to prevent his passage. Meta Knight at least can be argued to be training Kirby for the inevitable Final Boss; King Dedede, not so much[[note]]Kirby's Adventure: Seal an EldritchAbomination in the Fountain of Dreams by removing its power source? Not a bad idea. Entrusting the broken pieces of that Star Rod to people who have problems with Kirby? Not so much. Not telling anyone what you were up to in order to point out that they shouldn't worry, in turn risking that Kirby might think you're up to something bad? Yeah, uh, definitely not a good idea. Using the Fountain of Dreams as your own personal swimming pool for the duration? Okay, Big Guy, we need to have a little chat about how this works[[/note]].
Nebula]].



** In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', [[spoiler:King Dedede gains a new attack just so that he can cut things using his hammer. It's also possible for him to whirl his hammer in such a way he can cool down fire blocks with them, which he needs to do if he wants to solve puzzles. He can also use it to melt ice blocks and light fuzes, but this is a downplayed example as the moves King Dedede needs to do so explicitly involves lighting the hammer on fire -- moves Kirby can also do if he has the Hammer ability on him.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', [[spoiler:King King Dedede gains a new attack just so that he can cut things using his hammer. It's also possible for him to whirl his hammer in such a way he can cool down fire blocks with them, which he needs to do if he wants to solve puzzles. He can also use it to melt ice blocks and light fuzes, fuses, but this is a downplayed example as the moves King Dedede needs to do so explicitly involves lighting the hammer on fire -- moves Kirby can also do if he has the Hammer ability on him.]]



* InflatingBodyGag: Kirby can inflate like a balloon by inhaling deeply.

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* InflatingBodyGag: Kirby can inflate like a balloon by inhaling deeply. Dedede can do the same.



* JokeWeapon: Sleep Kirby. The "ability" freezes you in place for four seconds with no way to defend yourself, and you lose the ability afterwards. The only reason to even consider getting it is to see Kirby's sleeping face, which is pretty darn adorable. Copy Essences containing Sleep are usually used as obstacles, rather than powerups.

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* JokeWeapon: Sleep Kirby. The "ability" freezes you in place for four seconds with no way to defend yourself, and you lose the ability afterwards. The only reason to even consider getting it is to see Kirby's sleeping face, which is pretty darn adorable. Copy Essences containing Sleep are usually used as obstacles, rather than powerups. In ''Battle Royale'', however, the ability is improved so that it's actually battle-capable (while still allowing Kirby to sleep).



* KillerRabbit: Scarfies; they [[HulkingOut get angry]] and turn into cycloptic, fanged monstrosities if you try to inhale them. Even Kirby himself, to some extent, considering he defeats {{Eldritch Abomination}}s daily.

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* KillerRabbit: Scarfies; they [[HulkingOut [[SavageSetpiece get angry]] and [[GameFace turn into cycloptic, fanged monstrosities if you try to inhale them.them]]. Even Kirby himself, to some extent, considering he defeats {{Eldritch Abomination}}s daily.



** Earlier than that, Nightmare was the first Kirby boss to be any kind of EldritchAbomination (following [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain King Dedede]] in VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand). [[spoiler:Marx]] was also the boss that paved the way for future antagonists being much darker than the game before them.

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** Earlier than that, Nightmare was the first Kirby boss to be any kind of EldritchAbomination (following [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain King Dedede]] in VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand). [[spoiler:Marx]] was also the boss that paved the way for future antagonists being much darker than the game before them.



* LevelsTakeFlight: It's almost series tradition to have a level or boss fight that's entirely flying, such as Kaboola from ''Dream Land'' or Nova from ''Super Star''.

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* LevelsTakeFlight: It's almost series tradition to have a level or boss fight that's entirely flying, such as Kaboola from ''Dream Land'' or Nova the Halberd stages from ''Super Star''.
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''Kirby'' is a [[KidHero young]], [[RealMenWearPink pink]], blobby, alien ...[[BuffySpeak thingy]] and the main star of the titular ''Kirby'' series created by Creator/MasahiroSakurai for Creator/{{Nintendo}} subsidiary Creator/HALLaboratory. He can suck enemies into his mouth then spit them out with incredible force or, starting with the second game, ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', devour them and [[PowerCopying absorb their powers]] -- he takes the old maxim "you are what you eat" quite literally. Throughout most of his adventures, he journeys across Dream Land, a fictional country on the [[ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway distant Planet Popstar]], to protect it from alien invaders and other threats to his home.

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''Kirby'' is a [[KidHero young]], [[RealMenWearPink pink]], blobby, [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter blobby]], alien ...[[BuffySpeak thingy]] and the main star of the titular ''Kirby'' series created by Creator/MasahiroSakurai for Creator/{{Nintendo}} subsidiary Creator/HALLaboratory. He can [[VacuumMouth suck enemies into his mouth mouth]] then [[SuperSpit spit them out with incredible force force]] or, starting with the second game, ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', devour them and [[PowerCopying absorb their powers]] -- he takes the old maxim "you are what you eat" quite literally. Throughout most of his adventures, he journeys across Dream Land, Land (Pupupu Land in Japan), a fictional country on the [[ALongTimeAgoInAGalaxyFarFarAway distant Planet Popstar]], to protect it from alien invaders and other threats to his home.



Kirby has also been featured as a regular character in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series (also created by Sakurai), and as of ''Brawl'', he is joined by recurring series rivals King Dedede (the hammer-wielding, self-proclaimed king of Dream Land who debuted in the very first game as a villainous character, but later became more of an anti-hero) and Meta Knight (an [[WorthyOpponent honorable]] masked swordsman who first appeared as both a [[StealthMentor friend]] and [[DuelBoss foe]] in the second game).

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Kirby has also been featured as a regular character in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series (also created by Sakurai), and as of ''Brawl'', he is joined by recurring series rivals King Dedede (the hammer-wielding, [[DropTheHammer hammer-wielding]], [[AuthorityInNameOnly self-proclaimed king of Dream Land Land]] who debuted in the very first game as a villainous character, but later became more of an anti-hero) and Meta Knight (an [[WorthyOpponent honorable]] masked swordsman who first appeared as both a [[StealthMentor friend]] and [[DuelBoss foe]] in the second game).



* ''VideoGame/KirbysPinballLand'' (1993, Game Boy; a pinball game with video game elements such as boss fights)
* ''Kirby's Dream Course'', known as ''Kirby Bowl'' in Japan (1995, Super NES; Golf-like game with some twists)
* ''VideoGame/KirbysAvalanche'', known as ''Kirby's Ghost Trap'' in Europe (1995, Super NES; FallingBlocks PuzzleGame, and a [[DolledUpInstallment license-based clone]] of ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'')[[index]]

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* ''VideoGame/KirbysPinballLand'' (1993, Game Boy; a pinball game with video game elements such as boss fights)
fights)[[/index]]
* ''Kirby's Dream Course'', known as ''Kirby Bowl'' in Japan (1995, Super NES; Golf-like game with some twists)
twists)
[[index]]
* ''VideoGame/KirbysAvalanche'', known as ''Kirby's Ghost Trap'' in Europe (1995, Super NES; FallingBlocks PuzzleGame, and a [[DolledUpInstallment license-based clone]] of ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'')[[index]]''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'')



* ''VideoGame/KirbyBattleRoyale'' (2017, Nintendo 3DS; an action-multiplayer fighting game where multi-colored Kirbys duke it out in several game modes)

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* ''VideoGame/KirbyBattleRoyale'' (2017, Nintendo 3DS; an action-multiplayer 3D fighting game where multi-colored Kirbys duke it out in several game modes)



It should be noted that at least three of these games (''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', and ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards'') were directed by Shinichi Shimomura instead of series creator Masahiro Sakurai, and Sakurai has not directed a ''Kirby'' game since ''Air Ride''. Shimomura's titles are slower-paced than their counterparts, and various characters introduced in them (Kirby's animal friends, Dark Matter, Adeleine, and Ribbon) don't appear with major roles in other games.

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It should be noted that at least three of these games (''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', and ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards'') were directed by Shinichi Shimomura instead of series creator Masahiro Sakurai, and Sakurai has not directed a ''Kirby'' game since ''Air Ride''. Shimomura's titles are slower-paced than their counterparts, and various characters introduced in them (Kirby's animal friends, Dark Matter, Adeleine, and Ribbon) don't appear with major roles in other games.
games. Since ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'', Shinya Kumazaki has taken the director role.



* AffablyEvil: King Dedede. When he isn't trying to [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa clobbah that there Kirby]], he is actually helping Kirby to protect Dream Land from a bigger threat (''Kirby 64'', ''Kirby's Adventure'', and ''Return to Dream Land'' are excellent examples of this). And sometimes he's just a bystander, too.



* AlienSky: It's implied that Popstar has more than one moon, from the one that blew up in ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', to the moon that fought the sun in the ''Milky Way Wishes'' subgame of ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Super Star]]'', to the moon that appears on the Royal Road and Eternal Dreamland stages within ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe''.

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* AlienSky: It's implied that Popstar has more than one moon, from the one that blew up in ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', to the moon that fought the sun in the ''Milky Way Wishes'' subgame of ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Super Star]]'', Star]]'' (who may be Mr. Shine), to the moon that appears on the Royal Road and Eternal Dreamland stages within ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe''.



* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: TropeNamer. Since around the "formal" establishment of Treehouse, Nintendo of America tends to brush angry eyebrows on his face for the game covers. Notable aversions include ''Super Star Ultra'', ''Epic Yarn'', ''Rainbow Curse'', ''Star Allies'', and the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series; notable inversions (where Kirby is also angry in Japan) include ''Triple Deluxe'' and ''Planet Robobot''. Incidentally, early Western advertisements showed a rougher, more hardened Kirby than one present on the original game boxes, and the Western-developed ''Kirby's Avalanche'' features a very sarcastic Kirby.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: The [[PaletteSwap Spray Paint cans]] in ''Amazing Mirror'' and ''Squeak Squad'', and the Toys/{{amiibo}} costumes in ''Rainbow Curse''. The latter do have a gameplay function, though.

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* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: TropeNamer. Since around the "formal" establishment of Treehouse, Treehouse (i.e around the time of ''Nightmare in Dream Land's'' release), Nintendo of America tends to brush angry eyebrows on his face for the game covers. Notable aversions include ''Super Star Ultra'', ''Epic Yarn'', ''Rainbow Curse'', ''Star Allies'', and the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series; notable inversions (where Kirby is also angry in Japan) include ''Triple Deluxe'' and ''Planet Robobot''. Incidentally, early Western advertisements showed a rougher, more hardened Kirby than one present on the original game boxes, and the Western-developed ''Kirby's Avalanche'' features a very sarcastic Kirby.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: The [[PaletteSwap Spray Paint cans]] in ''Amazing Mirror'' and ''Squeak Squad'', and the Toys/{{amiibo}} costumes in ''Rainbow Curse''. The latter do Curse'' (which does have a gameplay function, though.function) and the unlockable alternate costumes in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'' and ''Kirby Battle Royale''.



** The Mirror World, which debuted in ''Amazing Mirror'', which includes a number of "Dark" and "Shadow" versions of main cast members. It recently came back into prominence due to the Dimensional Mirror appearing in ''Triple Deluxe'' and having a variation of the classic Dimensional Mirror appear in ''Team Kirby Clash Deluxe''.

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** The Mirror World, which debuted in ''Amazing Mirror'', which includes a number of "Dark" and "Shadow" versions of main cast members. It recently came back into prominence due to the [[spoiler:the Dimensional Mirror appearing in ''Triple Deluxe'' and having a variation of the classic Dimensional Mirror appear in ''Team Kirby Clash Deluxe''.Deluxe'']].



* AntiHero: Meta Knight. Considering that his motives for opposing Kirby are almost always to stop a NiceJobBreakingItHero scenario[[note]]"Revenge of Meta Knight" is an exception, and it's really the only time he has committed an evil act -- and even there, he was really just trying to conquer Dream Land in what ''wasn't'' actually a power grab, but a WellIntentionedExtremist attempt to change it for the better[[/note]]. Since the skittishness is highly justified on Meta Knight's part, seeing as Kirby does that sort of thing a ''lot'', this trope is a more accurate description of Meta Knight than AntiVillain.

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* AntiHero: Meta Knight. Considering that his motives for opposing Kirby are almost always to stop a NiceJobBreakingItHero scenario[[note]]"Revenge of Meta Knight" is an exception, and it's really the only time he has committed an evil act -- and even there, he was really just trying to conquer Dream Land in what ''wasn't'' actually a power grab, but a WellIntentionedExtremist attempt to change it for the better[[/note]]. Since the skittishness is highly justified on Meta Knight's part, seeing as Kirby does that sort of thing a ''lot'', this trope is a more accurate description of Meta Knight Knight, whenever he's being heroic. Darker-looking than AntiVillain.most other things in Popstar, and is powerful and ruthless in battle, but will definitely defend Popstar from any kind of threat.



** Both Meta Knight & Dedede. Meta Knight, for being a WorthyOpponent with a strong sense of chivalry who often hands Kirby a sword before challenging him. One time he tried to take over Dream Land himself, but that was only because he wanted to [[WellIntentionedExtremist change it for the better through a benevolent dictatorship]]; Dedede for being [[FriendlyEnemy not]] [[GoKartingWithBowser really]] [[LaughablyEvil that bad]] and usually just [[DemonicPossession possessed by aforementioned ancient ungodly horror through no fault of his own]] or trying to contain.
** In Adventure, Dedede was not possessed but trying to keep such a being away, which Kirby messed up due to poor communication. Though, in ''Dream Land'', Dedede had his followers steal all the food for no good reason except [[{{Jerkass}} to be a dick]], and in ''Kirby 64'', he takes the Crystal Shard Kirby needs to save Ribbon's planet, again to be a dick, even if he does decide to help after being attacked by and freed from Dark Matter.

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** Both Meta Knight & Dedede. Meta Knight, for being a WorthyOpponent with a strong sense of chivalry who often hands Kirby a sword before challenging him. One time he tried to take over Dream Land himself, but that was only because he wanted to [[WellIntentionedExtremist change it for the better through a benevolent dictatorship]]; dictatorship]].
** King
Dedede for being [[FriendlyEnemy not]] [[GoKartingWithBowser really]] [[LaughablyEvil that bad]] and usually just [[DemonicPossession possessed by aforementioned ancient ungodly horror through no fault of his own]] or trying to contain.
own]].
** In Adventure, ''Adventure'', Dedede was not possessed but trying to keep such a looks like he's being away, which Kirby messed up due to poor communication. Though, callous like in ''Dream Land'', Dedede had his followers steal all the food for no good reason except [[{{Jerkass}} but it's later revealed that he's doing something good, namely [[spoiler:trying to be prevent Nightmare from escaping]]. In ''Squeak Squad'' he's just a dick]], and in ''Kirby 64'', he takes the Crystal Shard bystander that Kirby needs to save Ribbon's planet, again to be a dick, even if he does decide to help after being attacked by and freed from Dark Matter.initially suspects for stealing his cake.



** The 5-pointed star is pretty much emblematic to the ''Kirby'' franchise. From the Planet Popstar (shaped like a star), to Kirby's Warp Star, to the stars that decorate buildings and landscapes, even Kirby's "[[OurSoulsAreDifferent heroic heart]]" is shaped like a star. Then again, what else could you expect from the title, "Kirby of the Stars"?

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** The 5-pointed star is pretty much emblematic to the ''Kirby'' franchise. From the Planet Popstar (shaped like a star), to Kirby's Warp Star, to the stars that Kirby spits out, to the stars that decorate buildings and landscapes, even Kirby's "[[OurSoulsAreDifferent heroic heart]]" is shaped like a star. Then again, what else could you expect from the title, "Kirby of the Stars"?



* ArtifactTitle: The original "Meta Knightmare" mode was so named as a play on the game it featured in, ''Nightmare in Dream Land''. The meaning was lost when it returned as Meta Knightmare Ultra in ''Super Star Ultra'', and later Meta Knightmare Returns in ''Planet Robobot''.
* ArtInitiatesLife: There's Ado/Adeleine from ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'' and ''VideoGame/{{Kirby 64|TheCrystalShards}}'', Paint Roller from ''Kirby's Adventure'', Drawcia from ''Kirby's Canvas Curse'', Yin-Yarn from ''Kirby's Epic Yarn'', Paintra from ''Kirby Triple Deluxe'', Claycia from ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse''[[note]]although they could only have color [[spoiler:when Elline is there to paint them]][[/note]], and Vividria from ''Star Allies''. Kirby can pull this off himself by copying the Artist ability from Vividria.

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* ArtifactTitle: The original "Meta Knightmare" mode was so named as a play on the game it featured in, ''Nightmare in Dream Land''. The meaning was lost when it returned as Meta Knightmare Ultra in ''Super Star Ultra'', and later Meta Knightmare Returns in ''Planet Robobot''.
Robobot''. In Japan, the modes were simply called "Meta Knight de Go! (Go, Meta Knight!)" with added DX or Returns.
* ArtInitiatesLife: There's Ado/Adeleine from ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'' and ''VideoGame/{{Kirby 64|TheCrystalShards}}'', Paint Roller from ''Kirby's Adventure'', Drawcia from ''Kirby's Canvas Curse'', Yin-Yarn from ''Kirby's Epic Yarn'', Paintra from ''Kirby Triple Deluxe'', Claycia from ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse''[[note]]although they could only have color [[spoiler:when Elline is there to paint them]][[/note]], ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'', and Vividria from ''Star Allies''.Allies'', all of them can bring paintings to life. Kirby can pull this off himself by copying the Artist ability from Vividria.



** The Hammer's up+B move, the Hammer Flip, subverts this. It's the second most powerful attack in the game, but you're unable to move during its (rather lengthy) startup time, making it risky to use on most normal enemies. However, it's perfect for tearing though bosses in seconds -- at least once you learn their patterns -- turning this into DifficultButAwesome instead.
** A straight example would be Fire's back+B attack, the Fireball Inferno. It's the most powerful attack in the game same damage as the Hammer Flip, and it deals damage at a much faster speed but your character's immobility, combined with its lackluster range and how hilariously easy it is to be hit out of the attack, means that the only mileage you're getting out of this is on stationary bosses such as Computer Virus and Whispy Woods (and Whispy Woods is a joke anyways).
** Ghost Kirby in ''Squeak Squad''. You can actually possess enemies; however, it isn't very good for attacking and is completely ineffective against bosses. You can't even climb ladders or go through pass-through.
* BackFromTheDead: The "Soul" bosses, which apparently aren't canon. However, [[spoiler:Marx]] and [[spoiler:Magolor]] in particular seem to have returned to their normal forms.

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** The Hammer's up+B move, the Hammer Flip, subverts this. It's the Hammer's second most powerful attack in (behind the game, Hammer Throw), but you're unable to move during its (rather lengthy) startup time, making it risky to use on most normal enemies. However, it's perfect for tearing though bosses in seconds -- at least once you learn their patterns -- turning this into DifficultButAwesome instead.
instead. ''Team Kirby Clash Delxue'', ''Battle Royale'' and ''Star Allies'' buffs it so that not only you can move (slowly) while charging it, there's also [[ChargedAttack 3 levels of charging]] to make the smash even stronger.
** A straight example would be Fire's back+B attack, the Fireball Inferno. It's the most powerful attack in the game It can deal same damage as the Hammer Flip, and it deals damage at a much faster speed speed, but your character's immobility, combined with its lackluster range and how hilariously easy it is to be hit out of the attack, means that the only mileage you're getting out of this is on stationary bosses such as Computer Virus and Whispy Woods (and Whispy Woods is a joke anyways).
** Ghost Kirby in ''Squeak Squad''. You can actually possess enemies; however, it isn't very good for attacking and is completely ineffective against bosses. You can't even climb ladders or go through pass-through.
pass-through floors.
* BackFromTheDead: The "Soul" bosses, which apparently aren't canon.canon (due to them appearing in True Arenas, save for Drawcia Soul). However, [[spoiler:Marx]] and [[spoiler:Magolor]] in particular seem to have returned to their normal forms.



** Kirby. A little, bouncy pink ball who charms pretty much any non-enemy he meets and literally eats cosmic horrors for breakfast.
** Meta Knight, in spite of his stoic nature, he is a member of Kirby's species and will panic and flee if you see him without his mask.

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** Kirby. A little, bouncy pink ball who charms pretty much any non-enemy he meets and (almost) literally eats cosmic horrors for breakfast.
** Meta Knight, Knight - in spite of his brooding and stoic nature, he is a member of Kirby's species and will panic and flee if you see him without his mask.



* BattleshipRaid: The Revenge of Meta Knight subgame, as well as the penultimate stage from Milky Way Wishes, both from ''Super Star'' and its remake.

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* BattleshipRaid: The Revenge of Meta Knight subgame, subgame (with the Halberd), as well as the penultimate stage from Milky Way Wishes, both from ''Super Star'' and its remake.remake. ''Epic Yarn'' also features the Halberd as a BonusDungeon. In ''Rainbow Curse'' Kirby gets to raid the Bastron, an airship of Claycia's creation.



** All of the bosses except [[spoiler:Dark Matter and Zero]] in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''. Although to actually free them you need all of that world's ''Heart Stars''.

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** All of the bosses except [[spoiler:Dark Matter and Zero]] in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''. Although to actually free them you need all of that world's ''Heart Stars''.Heart Stars.



** Every early boss in Star Allies, from Whispy Woods to [[spoiler:Pon & Con]]. Which is due to the [[spoiler:Dark Hearts]].

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** Every early boss in Star Allies, ''Star Allies'', from Whispy Woods to [[spoiler:Pon Pon & Con]]. Con. Which is due to the [[spoiler:Dark Hearts]].Jamba Heart shards.



** It's implied that Bandana Waddle Dee is also one, at least in ''Battle Royale'', as his motivation for winning Dedede's tournament is to get the giant cake as the prize.



* BloodyMurder: Zero's main attack at the FinalBoss of ''3''.

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* BloodyMurder: Zero's main attack at as the FinalBoss of ''3''.''3'' The FinalBoss of ''Star Allies'' also weaponizes blood droplets in the second phase.



** ''Return to Dream Land'' has two. The first is HR-D3, who is fought after Metal General EX in Extra Mode, and by itself in The True Arena. The second is the surprise return of [[spoiler:Galacta Knight]], who appears exclusively in The True Arena.
** At the end of Dededetour! in ''Triple Deluxe'', [[spoiler:Dark Meta Knight]] appears as the final boss, similar to the above example. However, rather than being inexplicable, this boss actually contributes to the series' overall storyline [[spoiler:by tying the events of ''Triple Deluxe'' back to ''Amazing Mirror'']].

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** ''Epic Yarn'' has the Combo Cannon and Reactor, the bosses of the BonusDungeon Halberd.
** ''Return to Dream Land'' has two. The first is HR-D3, [[spoiler:HR-D3]], who is fought after Metal General EX in Extra Mode, and by itself in The True Arena. The second is the surprise return of [[spoiler:Galacta Knight]], who appears exclusively in The True Arena.
** At the end of In Dededetour! in ''Triple Deluxe'', there's [[spoiler:Shadow Dedede]] as the penultimate boss, and then [[spoiler:Dark Meta Knight]] appears as the final boss, similar to the above example. However, rather than being inexplicable, this boss actually contributes to the series' overall storyline [[spoiler:by tying the events of ''Triple Deluxe'' back to ''Amazing Mirror'']].



* BreakablePowerUp: {{Downplayed}}. While getting hit generally results in losing your power-up, the power-up bounces around the stage as a star and can be recovered most of the time.
* BreathWeapon: Spitting out air puffs and spitting out enemies and objects into stars since ''Kirby's Dream Land''. Since ''Kirby's Adventure'', fire and ice powers are that.

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* BreakablePowerUp: {{Downplayed}}. While getting hit generally results may result in losing your power-up, power-up (depending on the game), the power-up bounces around the stage as a star and can be recovered most of the time.
* BreathWeapon: Spitting out air puffs and spitting out enemies and objects into stars since ''Kirby's Dream Land''. Since ''Kirby's Adventure'', fire and ice powers are that. The newer Poison ability from ''Planet Robobot'' also lets Kirby breathes poison gas.



* BubblyClouds: [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]].

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* BubblyClouds: [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]]. Also the worlds Nutty Noon in ''Return to Dream Land'' and Fine Fields in ''Triple Deluxe''.



* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Meta Knight while wearing his mask, as well as Magolor, Taranza, and Hyness.

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* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Meta Knight while wearing his mask, as well as Magolor, Taranza, Magolor and Hyness.



* CartoonCreature: The main character. He's a pink ball of fluff. There's really no other way to adequately describe him.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: ''[[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Kirby & The Amazing Mirror]]'' and ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse''.

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* CartoonCreature: The main character. He's a pink ball of fluff. There's really no other way to adequately describe him.
him. Many other entities (usually the minor enemies) are also depicted like this.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase: ''[[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Kirby & The Amazing Mirror]]'' ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'' and ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse''.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Almost all of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters introduced during the "[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 Dark]] [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 Matter]] [[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards trilogy]]" -- Kirby's sidekick Gooey; his many animal buddies Rick, Coo, Kine, Nago, [=ChuChu=], and Pitch; and lady friends Ribbon and Adeleine -- have not had any significant appearances since the trilogy's conclusion and are now relegated to minor cameos. The current series instead focuses on regulars Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight, who were introduced under Masahiro Sakurai's directorship; the Dark Matter trilogy was actually directed by Shinichi Shimomura, who seemingly disappeared from the industry after ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' (one commonly-circulated rumor alleges that he passed away in 2003).

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Almost all of the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters introduced during the "[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 Dark]] [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 Matter]] [[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards trilogy]]" -- Kirby's sidekick Gooey; his many animal buddies Rick, Coo, Kine, Nago, [=ChuChu=], and Pitch; and lady friends Ribbon and Adeleine -- have not had any significant appearances since the trilogy's conclusion and are now relegated to minor cameos. The current series instead focuses on regulars Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight, who were introduced under Masahiro Sakurai's directorship; the Dark Matter trilogy was actually directed by Shinichi Shimomura, who seemingly disappeared from the industry after ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' (one commonly-circulated rumor alleges that he passed away in 2003). Rick, Kine and Coo eventually reappears in ''Star Allies'' as a playable character.



* ColorCodedMultiplayer: ''Nightmare in Dream Land'', ''Air Ride'', ''Amazing Mirror'' (as long as certain [[CosmeticAward spray paints]] aren't used), ''Return to Dream Land'', ''Team Kirby Clash'', and ''Battle Royale'' all have color-coded Kirbys available in multiplayer. Some sub-games also have color-coded characters, particularly in ''Kirby 64'' and the ''Kirby Fighters'' sub-game in ''Triple Deluxe'', where you can choose your color.
* ColorMotif: The [[TrueFinalBoss "Soul" bosses]] frequently incorporate cyan and magenta into their designs and attacks, even if they lacked those colors in their original forms. Several even have attacks where they split into discrete cyan and magenta halves.

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* ColorCodedMultiplayer: ''Nightmare in Dream Land'', ''Air Ride'', ''Amazing Mirror'' (as long as certain [[CosmeticAward spray paints]] aren't used), Mirror'', ''Return to Dream Land'', ''Team Kirby Clash'', and ''Battle Royale'' all have color-coded Kirbys available in multiplayer. Some sub-games also have color-coded characters, particularly in ''Kirby 64'' and the ''Kirby Fighters'' sub-game in ''Triple Deluxe'', Fighters'', ''Team Kirby Clash'' and ''Guest Star'' where you can choose your color.
* ColorMotif: The [[TrueFinalBoss "Soul" bosses]] frequently incorporate cyan and magenta into their designs and attacks, even if they lacked those colors in their original forms. Several even have attacks where they split into discrete cyan and magenta halves.
color.



** The various "Soul" bosses all tend to refer to their predecessors with borrowed attack pattern and styles (which is why an undead plant-insect occasionally spontaneously deforms into a glob of paint).

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** The various "Soul" bosses all tend to refer to their predecessors with borrowed attack pattern and styles (which is why an undead plant-insect [[spoiler:undead plant-insect]] occasionally spontaneously deforms into a glob of paint).



* CutScene: The three ''Dream Land'' games, ''Adventure'', and ''Super Star'' all have one introducing each level. After defeating King Dedede in the ''Adventure'', a much longer one depicts King Dedede desperately trying to prevent Kirby from putting the Star Rod back [[spoiler:because doing so would unleash Nightmare]].

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* CutScene: The three ''Dream Land'' games, ''Adventure'', and ''Super Star'' all have one introducing each level. After defeating King Dedede in the ''Adventure'', a much longer one depicts King Dedede desperately trying to prevent Kirby from putting the Star Rod back [[spoiler:because doing so would unleash Nightmare]]. Starting from ''Return to Dream Land'', there are at least opening and ending cutscenes, if not more.



* DarkIsEvil: '''Dark''' Matter. ''Amazing Mirror'' later brings us [[EvilTwin Dark Meta Knight]] and [[BigBad Dark Mind]], ''Squeak Squad'' gives us Dark Nebula and Dark Daroach (the latter being [[DemonicPossession possessed by the former]]), ''Triple Deluxe'' brings along [[spoiler:Shadow Dedede]], and ''Rainbow Curse'' has [[spoiler:Dark Crafter]].

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* DarkIsEvil: '''Dark''' Matter. ''Amazing Mirror'' later brings us [[EvilTwin Dark Meta Knight]] and [[BigBad Dark Mind]], ''Squeak Squad'' gives us Dark [[spoiler:Dark Nebula and Dark Daroach (the latter being [[DemonicPossession possessed by the former]]), former]]]]), ''Triple Deluxe'' brings along [[spoiler:Shadow Dedede]], and ''Rainbow Curse'' has [[spoiler:Dark Crafter]].



* DefendCommand: ''Kirby Super Star'' introduces blocking into the series. Blocking an attack will result in Kirby taking no damage or at least ScratchDamage. A few abilities also modifies/enhances the guard, i.e Mirror creates a barrier that [[AttackReflector reflects projectiles]] or Leaf making Kirby intangible. Be careful: [[UnblockableAttack some attacks are unblockable]].
* DemonicPossession: Dark Matter's ''modus operandi'', with a side of BodyHorror. Yin-Yarn pulls it off twice in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''.

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** In ''Star Allies'', you can throw a Friend Heart onto defeated minibosses to turn them into your Friends. The same occurs when you do it to King Dedede or Meta Knight. Also, using Friend Heart on a defeated Whispy Woods will make him drop Point Stars and food items, while doing the same on Pon & Con will make them open the enemy's fortress gate for you.
* DefendCommand: ''Kirby Super Star'' introduces blocking into the series. Blocking an attack will result in Kirby taking no damage or at least ScratchDamage. A few abilities also modifies/enhances the guard, i.e Mirror creates a barrier that [[AttackReflector reflects projectiles]] or Leaf making makes Kirby intangible. Be careful: [[UnblockableAttack some attacks are unblockable]].
* DemonicPossession: Dark Matter's Matter (and related beings)'s ''modus operandi'', with a side of BodyHorror. Yin-Yarn pulls it off twice in ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''.''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', for Meta Knight and Dedede.



* DishingOutDirt: Wham Bam Rock in ''Kirby Super Star'' [[spoiler:and Wham Bam Jewel in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'']].

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* DishingOutDirt: Wham Bam Rock in ''Kirby Super Star'' [[spoiler:and Wham Bam Jewel in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'']]. Also the recurring Stone Kirby and the enemies Rocky, Moundo and Blocky.



** [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Master Hand and Crazy Hand]] from ''[[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Kirby & The Amazing Mirror]]''.
** You have to fight twin Doomers in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''.

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** [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Master Hand and Crazy Hand]] from ''[[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Kirby & The Amazing Mirror]]''.
''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror''.
** You have to fight twin Doomers in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''.''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' and ''Videogame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''.



* DuelBoss: Meta Knight, of course. With few exceptions, he even gives you a sword if you don't already have one. He refuses to start the fight until you pick it up, in every game except "Revenge of Meta Knight". And even then, he'll wait for half a minute, which is very chivalrous of him considering ''[[HonorBeforeReason you're both on an airship currently plummeting towards the ocean.]]'' As a matter of fact, in ''Kirby & The Amazing Mirror'', [[spoiler:the way you can tell you're not fighting the real Meta Knight is because the impostor doesn't throw you a sword]].

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* DuelBoss: Meta Knight, of course. With few exceptions, he even gives you a sword if you don't already have one. He refuses to start the fight until you pick it up, in every game except "Revenge of Meta Knight". Knight" and ''Star Allies''. And even then, he'll wait for half a minute, which is very chivalrous of him considering (in ROMK, at least) ''[[HonorBeforeReason you're both on an airship currently plummeting towards the ocean.]]'' As a matter of fact, in ''Kirby & The Amazing Mirror'', [[spoiler:the way you can tell you're not fighting the real Meta Knight is because the impostor doesn't throw you a sword]].



** In ''Return to Dream Land'', Whispy Woods gains an inhale attack when he TurnsRed.

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** In ''Return to Dream Land'', Whispy Woods gains an inhale attack when he TurnsRed. Yggy Woods from ''Star Allies'' has a similar attack.



** Zero is essentially an already EldritchAbomination's OneWingedAngel form. That's in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', whereas in ''Kirby 64'', you skip fighting Dark Matter and go straight to Zero Two, stylized as 0[[superscript:2]]. In other words, you're fighting "Zero Squared", or the embodiment of nothingness given an extra dimension. It's white, has blood-red wings, and gives you a fantastic little moment of MoodWhiplash when you first see the smiley face it aims at you and then watch the mouth open into a blood red eye. Have fun!

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** Zero is essentially an already EldritchAbomination's OneWingedAngel form."leader" of sorts. That's in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', whereas in ''Kirby 64'', you skip fighting Dark Matter and go straight to Zero Two, stylized as 0[[superscript:2]]. In other words, you're fighting "Zero Squared", or the embodiment of nothingness given an extra dimension. It's white, has blood-red wings, and gives you a fantastic little moment of MoodWhiplash when you first see the smiley face it aims at you and then watch the mouth open into a blood red eye. Have fun!



** {{Big Bad}}s Dark Matter, Dark Mind, Dark Nebula (sensing a pattern here?), and Drawcia all also apply.
** Miracle Matter in ''Kirby 64'' cranks this UpToEleven, being a twenty-sided dice with eyes on every side. Zero also qualifies.

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** {{Big Bad}}s Dark Matter, Dark Mind, Dark Nebula and (sensing a pattern here?), and Drawcia here?) all also apply.
** Miracle Matter in ''Kirby 64'' cranks this UpToEleven, being a twenty-sided dice with eyes on every side. Zero also qualifies.



** In ''Star Allies'', [[spoiler:Void Termina's core can turn into a faceless eye - that looks like Dark Matter, no less]].



* AFatherToHisMen: Meta Knight.

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* AFatherToHisMen: Meta Knight.Knight, to his Meta-Knights.



* FinalBoss: Most ''Kirby'' games have a unique final boss, excepting Dark Matter, which was the main antagonist for an entire trilogy of games.
* FingerlessHands: Kirby has them. Unlike most examples, he's actually shown wrapping his hand around items, rather than just having them stick to his palm.

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* FinalBoss: Most ''Kirby'' games have a unique final boss, excepting Dark Matter, which was the main antagonist for an entire trilogy of games.
boss.
* FingerlessHands: Kirby has them. Unlike most examples, he's actually shown wrapping his hand around items, rather than just having them stick to his palm. Many other characters (such as the various Waddle Dees) also have hands like this.



* FlamingSword: ''Kirby 64''[='s=] Burning + Cutter ability, which is a {{BFS}} that's about thrice Kirby's size. ''Squeak Squad'' also has Fire + Sword, though be careful using it on destroyable surfaces.
* FloatingContinent: Blockworld and Floralia are both floating ''archipelagos'' in Dreamland's sky.
* FlunkyBoss: Whispy Woods in ''Kirby 64'', and Kracko in most others.
* FoulFlower: One common enemy is a smiling flower called Lovely. It waits for Kirby to get close, then grabs and holds him inside its petals, biting him and causing him to take damage.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Laser, U.F.O., Plasma, Spark, and the [=ChuChu=] + Spark combination in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''.

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* FlamingSword: ''Kirby 64''[='s=] Burning + Cutter ability, which is a {{BFS}} that's about thrice Kirby's size. ''Squeak Squad'' also has Fire + Sword, though be careful using it on destroyable surfaces.
surfaces. ''Star Allies'' has the Sizzle Sword, which lets Kirby cover the ground on fire with its attacks.
* FloatingContinent: Blockworld and Floralia are both floating ''archipelagos'' in Dreamland's sky.
sky. Also the Bubbly Clouds and other levels like it.
* FlunkyBoss: Whispy Woods in ''Kirby 64'', and Kracko in most others.
others. A lot of other bosses (including some final bosses) also can summon various mooks as well.
* FoulFlower: One common enemy is a smiling flower called Lovely. It waits for Kirby to get close, then grabs and holds him inside its petals, biting him and causing him to take damage.
damage. In ''Super Star Ultra's'' Revenge of the King, there's a stronger variant of them called Rosely.
* FriendlyEnemy: King Dedede. When he isn't trying to [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa clobbah that there Kirby]], he is actually helping Kirby to protect Dream Land from a bigger threat (''Kirby 64'', ''Kirby's Adventure'', and ''Return to Dream Land'' are excellent examples of this). And sometimes he's just a bystander, too.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Laser, U.F.O., Plasma, Spark, and the [=ChuChu=] + Spark combination in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''. Certain bosses and enemies can also shoot lasers, such as the Reactor from ''Super Star'' or [[spoiler:Star Dream]] from ''Planet Robobot''.


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* StormingTheCastle:
** Kirby gets to storm Dedede's castle in ''Dream Land'', ''Super Star (Ultra)'', ''Squeak Squad'', ''Blowout Blast'' and ''Star Allies''.
** The final world in ''Dream Land 2'' is the Dark Castle, where [[spoiler:the possessed]] King Dedede resides. In ''Triple Deluxe'', the final world Royal Road is set in a giant castle, while ''Planet Robobot's'' Access Ark (the final world) is the main villain's mothership.
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* ColorMotif: The [[TrueFinalBosses "Soul" bosses]] frequently incorporate cyan and magenta into their designs and attacks, even if they lacked those colors in their original forms. Several even have attacks where they split into discrete cyan and magenta halves.

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* ColorMotif: The [[TrueFinalBosses [[TrueFinalBoss "Soul" bosses]] frequently incorporate cyan and magenta into their designs and attacks, even if they lacked those colors in their original forms. Several even have attacks where they split into discrete cyan and magenta halves.



** ''Triple Deluxe'': [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia]], who is fought in a different manner, and only appears at the end of The True Arena.

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** ''Triple Deluxe'': [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia]], who is fought in a different manner, has an altered final phase from the original, and only appears at the end of The True Arena.



** ''Star Allies'': [[spoiler:Void Soul]], who serves as the true final boss in The Ultimate Choice.

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** ''Star Allies'': [[spoiler:Void Soul]], who serves as the true final boss in The Ultimate Choice.Choice and has an altered final phase.
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