History YMMV / Kirby

25th Feb '17 5:56:48 PM Tavernier
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** Who is Galacta Knight? Why did people fear his power so much? How was he [[SealedBadassInACan sealed up]]? Where did he come from; where did he go?

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** Who is Galacta Knight? Why did people fear his power so much? much?[[note]]Planet Robobot yields some information, casually implying him to be a PlanetDestroyer.[[/note]] How was he [[SealedBadassInACan sealed up]]? Where did he come from; where did he go?



** In ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'', what was Magolor talking about when he said that someone on Halcandra may know Kirby? Or, when he said that the Ancients created lots of ancient artifacts? What does "clockwork stars" refer to?

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** In ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'', what was Magolor talking about when he said that someone on Halcandra may know Kirby? Or, when he said that the Ancients created lots of ancient artifacts? What does "clockwork stars" refer to?to?[[note]]Presumably beings of the same "family" as Galactic Nova from Super Star (of which there are two known).[[/note]]



** Kirby [[{{Misblamed}} suffers a reputation]] for NiceJobBreakingItHero when he's actually a victim of PoorCommunicationKills, because nobody tells him what's going on until it's far too late to do anything about it, and/or being a gullible UnwittingPawn for the real baddie.

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** Kirby [[{{Misblamed}} suffers a reputation]] for NiceJobBreakingItHero when he's actually a victim of PoorCommunicationKills, because nobody tells him what's going on until it's far too late to do anything about it, and/or or he's being a gullible UnwittingPawn for the real baddie.baddie, and the good guys ''still'' won't talk to him.
15th Feb '17 5:56:36 AM bowserbros
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* SacredCow: While ''Kirby'' may not be as popular as other Creator/{{Nintendo}} franchises, it has an extremely good reputation, and it's rare to find a Nintendo fan that outright hates the games. Additionally, while some may call a few games "lacking", the opinion that Kirby has never had a truly "bad" game is common, which is a rarity among Nintendo series.

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* SacredCow: While ''Kirby'' may not be as popular as other Creator/{{Nintendo}} franchises, it has an extremely good reputation, and it's rare to find a Nintendo fan that outright hates the games. Additionally, Furthermore, while some may call a few games "lacking", the opinion that Kirby has never had a truly "bad" game is common, which is a rarity among Nintendo series.
15th Feb '17 5:55:47 AM bowserbros
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* SacredCow: While ''Kirby'' may not be as popular as other Creator/{{Nintendo}} franchises, it has an extremely good reputation, and it's rare to find a Nintendo fan that outright hates the games. While some may call a few games "lacking", the opinion that Kirby has never had a truly "bad" game is common, which is a rarity among Nintendo series.

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* SacredCow: While ''Kirby'' may not be as popular as other Creator/{{Nintendo}} franchises, it has an extremely good reputation, and it's rare to find a Nintendo fan that outright hates the games. While Additionally, while some may call a few games "lacking", the opinion that Kirby has never had a truly "bad" game is common, which is a rarity among Nintendo series.



** Kirby's gender is actually a mystery in the Japanese games, and the original developers refuse to designate an official gender. Averted in most translations since gender-neutral pronouns don't always work out (especially in English, which usually defaults to the masculine form).

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** Kirby's gender is actually a mystery in the Japanese games, and the original developers refuse to designate an official gender. Averted in most translations since gender-neutral pronouns don't always work out (especially in English, English and Spanish, which usually defaults default to the masculine form).
3rd Feb '17 12:28:47 PM N1KF
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* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** For pretty much anybody introduced in the [[FanNickname Dark Matter Trilogy]], there are many impatiently waiting for them to return [[PutOnABus from the bus]] in a non-cameo appearance. Some of these include:
*** The Animal Buddies, mainly for being a PowerUpMount adding lot of variety to gameplay and physics.
*** Dark Matter, for being a simple, but threatening and mysterious EldritchAbomination. Many rejoined when [[spoiler:Dark Matter was cloned]] in ''Planet Robobot''.
*** Adeleine became rather popular for being [[TokenHuman the only non-cameo human in the series]], as well as being a boss with a unique battle style. Many appreciated that Adeleine got a collectible sticker after being absent for over a decade, but still would like to see her return.
*** Zero, for being an EldritchAbomination [[spoiler:that rips out its own eye to attack you]] absurdly more [[NightmareFuel disturbing]] for an E-rated Creator/{{Nintendo}} villain. [[spoiler:Its One-Winged Angel form]] in ''Kirby 64'' earned it even more fans. It helps that [[spoiler:there's even more eyeball bleeding and dramatic music]].
** Marx became rather popular for being a MagnificentBastard.
** As far as [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] go, Water, Yo-yo, and Mirror became rather popular despite not appearing in many games.
3rd Feb '17 11:12:13 AM mlsmithca
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*** Dark Matter, for being a simple, but threatening and mysterious EldritchAbomination. [[AndTheFandomRejoiced Many rejoined]] when [[spoiler:Dark Matter was cloned]] in ''Planet Robobot''.
*** Adeleine became rather popular for being [[TokenHuman the only non-cameo human in the series]], as well as being a boss with a unique battle style. [[AndTheFandomRejoiced Many appreciated]] that Adeleine got a collectible sticker after being absent for over a decade, but still would like to see her return.

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*** Dark Matter, for being a simple, but threatening and mysterious EldritchAbomination. [[AndTheFandomRejoiced Many rejoined]] rejoined when [[spoiler:Dark Matter was cloned]] in ''Planet Robobot''.
*** Adeleine became rather popular for being [[TokenHuman the only non-cameo human in the series]], as well as being a boss with a unique battle style. [[AndTheFandomRejoiced Many appreciated]] appreciated that Adeleine got a collectible sticker after being absent for over a decade, but still would like to see her return.
3rd Feb '17 10:20:26 AM N1KF
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** [[spoiler: Dark Crafter]] makes the above two bosses look difficult. It only has one, rather easy to dodge, attack and the strategy to defeat it is the same as '''[[WarmUpBoss Whispy Woods.]]'''

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** [[spoiler: Dark Crafter]] makes the above two bosses look difficult. It only has one, rather easy to dodge, attack and the strategy to defeat it is the same as '''[[WarmUpBoss Whispy Woods.]]'''Woods]].'''



** There has been a debate over the different kinds of Kirby games ever since ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad''. While not the the extent of the [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]] franchise's TheyChangedItNowItSucks[=/=]ItsTheSameSoItSucks, there are similarities at its core. Which Kirby experience is better? The Classic style platformers where Kirby absorbs enemies to gain their abilities, or the ones that innovate (the likes of VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse or Videogame/KirbysEpicYarn) where the gameplay is given an overhaul. Critics of the former feel the formula grows stale, whilst critics of the latter feel that it's too gimmicky. Of course quite a few fans like both and want to see what Nintendo comes out with next.
** The debate over Console vs. Handheld games, and whether or not Nintendo favors one group over the other.
** Should the series stay a sidescroller or should it have 3D platformer titles?
** Are Ado and Adeleine the same character or not?
** What director Shinya Kumazaki said about the canonicity of events in extra modes and Arena, i.e "not everything is true" and "they're what-if scenarios". Some fans would say it's a given because some things happening in the extra modes would contradict what happened in the main story, while some others lament that the events in those are too awesome not to be true.

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** There has been a debate over the different kinds of Kirby games ever since ''VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad''. While not the the extent of the [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Zelda]] franchise's TheyChangedItNowItSucks[=/=]ItsTheSameSoItSucks, there are similarities at its core. Which Kirby experience is better? The Classic style platformers where Kirby absorbs enemies to gain their abilities, or the ones that innovate (the likes of VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse or Videogame/KirbysEpicYarn) where the gameplay is given an overhaul. Critics of the former feel the formula grows stale, whilst critics of the latter feel that it's too gimmicky. Of course quite a few fans like both and want to see what Nintendo Creator/{{Nintendo}} comes out with next.
** The debate over Console vs. Handheld games, and whether or not Nintendo Creator/{{Nintendo}} favors one group over the other.
** Should the series stay a sidescroller or should it have [[VideoGame3DLeap 3D platformer platformer]] titles?
** Are Ado and Adeleine the same character or not?
not?
** What director Shinya Kumazaki said about [[WordOfGod the canonicity of events events]] in extra modes and Arena, [[BossRush Arena]], i.e "not everything is true" and "they're what-if scenarios". Some fans would say it's a given because some things happening in the extra modes would contradict what happened in the main story, while some others lament that the events in those are too awesome not to be true.true.
* CanonFodder: While lots of story is given from FlavorText, [[AllThereInTheManual manuals]], and WordOfGod, lots of it's left unexplained and mysterious.
** Meta Knight. Where did he come from, and what is he trying to do? [[spoiler:Why does he look like Kirby? Is he the same species, or even related? Can he inhale or copy abilities?]]
** What ''is'' [[EldritchAbomination Dark Matter]], and where did it come from?
** If Gooey is related to Dark Matter [[AllThereInTheManual as implied by the anniversary booklet]], why is he good? Why does he look so much different from all other Dark Matter?
** What's the deal with Shiver Star? Why does it look like a frozen earth? Is it AfterTheEnd? [[spoiler:What was that factory made for? What are the creatures in those tubes? Did the Haltmann Works Company invade the planet?]]
** What are the "Soul" {{Final Boss}}es? Are they related, or even all [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by a common threat?
** Who was responsible for [[spoiler:Drawcia's and Paintra's painting]] in ''Canvas Curse''?
** How did Dark Nebula [[spoiler:get into its chest]], and how did [[spoiler:Meta Knight (and possibly King Dedede)]] know about it?
** Who is Galacta Knight? Why did people fear his power so much? How was he [[SealedBadassInACan sealed up]]? Where did he come from; where did he go?
** Where did Grand Doomer come from? Was it from AnotherDimension? If so, how did it get to Pop Star?
** Why does HR-D3 vaguely resemble King Dedede? How did it "drift in" from AnotherDimension?
** In ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'', what was Magolor talking about when he said that someone on Halcandra may know Kirby? Or, when he said that the Ancients created lots of ancient artifacts? What does "clockwork stars" refer to?
** What "countless hosts" did [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia feed on]]? Also, in ''Planet Robobot'', why was [[spoiler:Sectonia's data]] spread across 1,000 years?
** Who is [[MissingMom Susie's mother]]?
** Has the Haltmann Works Company traveled to other planets in the series? If so, what planets? Did they take over them? Rock Star? Shiver Star? Halcandra?
** In ''Planet Robobot'', in the Flavor Text for [[spoiler:the Dark Matter Clone]], what does it mean by "full potential"? [[spoiler:Will Dark Matter make a full return?]]



** Many Kirby fans think Dark Matter/Zero is a lonely, sad being that just wants some friends - though this does have some basis in canon, as it's stated that Dark Matter can't feel positive emotions and wants to destroy the world out of jealousy. The awesome battle music probably helps (''especially'' 02's music.)

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** Many Kirby fans think Dark Matter/Zero is a lonely, sad being that just wants some friends - though this does have some basis in canon, as it's stated that Dark Matter can't feel positive emotions and wants to destroy the world out of jealousy. The awesome battle music probably helps (''especially'' 02's 0[[superscript:2]]'s music.)



* FanficFuel: It helps that while lots of story is given from FlavorText, [[AllThereInTheManual manuals]], and WordOfGod, lots of it's left unexplained and mysterious.

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* FanficFuel: It helps that while lots of story is given from FlavorText, [[AllThereInTheManual manuals]], and WordOfGod, lots of it's left unexplained and mysterious.FanficFuel:



** Meta Knight. Where did he come from, and what is he trying to do? [[spoiler:Why does he look like Kirby? Is he the same species, or even related? Can he inhale or copy abilities?]]
** What ''is'' [[EldritchAbomination Dark Matter]], and where did it come from?
** If Gooey is related to Dark Matter [[AllThereInTheManual as implied by the anniversary booklet]], where did he come form, and why is he good? Why does he look so much different from all other Dark Matter?
** What's the deal with Shiver Star? Why does it look like a frozen earth? Is it AfterTheEnd? [[spoiler:What was that factory made for? What are the creatures in those tubes? Did the Haltmann Works Company invade the planet?]]
** What are the Mirror World versions of characters we haven't seen yet?
** What are the "Soul" {{Final Boss}}es? Are they related, or even all [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by a common threat?
** Who was responsible for [[spoiler:Drawcia's and Paintra's painting]] in ''Canvas Curse''?
** How did Dark Nebula [[spoiler:get into its chest]], and how did [[spoiler:Meta Knight (and possibly King Dedede)]] know about it?
** Who is Galacta Knight? Why did people fear his power so much? How was he [[SealedBadassInACan sealed up]]? Where did he come from; where did he go?
** Where did Grand Doomer come from? Was it from AnotherDimension? If so, how did it get to Pop Star?
** Why does HR-D3 vaguely resemble King Dedede? How did it "drift in" from AnotherDimension?
** In ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'', what was Magolor talking about when he said that someone on Halcandra may know Kirby? Or, when he said that the Ancients created lots of ancient artifacts? What does "clockwork stars" refer to?
** What "countless hosts" did [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia feed on]]? Also, in ''Planet Robobot'', why was [[spoiler:Sectonia's data]] spread across 1,000 years?
** If the Robobot Armor can take the ability of its wearer, what would happen if someone other than Kirby used it?
** Who is [[MissingMom Susie's mother]]?
** Has the Haltmann Works Company traveled to other planets in the series? If so, what planets? Did they take over them? Rock Star? Shiver Star? Halcandra?
** What would happen if other characters [[spoiler:found a wish-granting clockwork star, and what wishes would they make]]?
** In the Flavor Text for [[spoiler:the Dark Matter Clone]] in ''Planet Robobot'', what does it mean by "full potential"? [[spoiler:Will Dark Matter make a full return?]]

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** Meta Knight. Where did he come from, What would happen if other characters found NOVA [[spoiler:or another wish-granting machine]], and what is he trying to do? [[spoiler:Why does he look like Kirby? Is he the same species, or even related? Can he inhale or copy abilities?]]
** What ''is'' [[EldritchAbomination Dark Matter]], and where did it come from?
** If Gooey is related to Dark Matter [[AllThereInTheManual as implied by the anniversary booklet]], where did he come form, and why is he good? Why does he look so much different from all other Dark Matter?
** What's the deal with Shiver Star? Why does it look like a frozen earth? Is it AfterTheEnd? [[spoiler:What was that factory made for? What are the creatures in those tubes? Did the Haltmann Works Company invade the planet?]]
wishes would they make?
** What are the [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Mirror World World]] versions of characters we haven't seen yet?
** What are the "Soul" {{Final Boss}}es? Are they related, or even all [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by a common threat?
** Who was responsible for [[spoiler:Drawcia's and Paintra's painting]] in ''Canvas Curse''?
** How did Dark Nebula [[spoiler:get into its chest]], and how did [[spoiler:Meta Knight (and possibly King Dedede)]] know about it?
** Who is Galacta Knight? Why did people fear his power so much? How was he [[SealedBadassInACan sealed up]]? Where did he come from; where did he go?
** Where did Grand Doomer come from? Was it from AnotherDimension? If so, how did it get to Pop Star?
** Why does HR-D3 vaguely resemble King Dedede? How did it "drift in" from AnotherDimension?
** In ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'', what was Magolor talking about when he said that someone on Halcandra may know Kirby? Or, when he said that the Ancients created lots of ancient artifacts? What does "clockwork stars" refer to?
** What "countless hosts" did [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia feed on]]? Also, in ''Planet Robobot'', why was [[spoiler:Sectonia's data]] spread across 1,000 years?
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If the [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Robobot Armor Armor]] can take the ability of its wearer, what would happen if someone other than Kirby used it?
** Who is [[MissingMom Susie's mother]]?
** Has the Haltmann Works Company traveled to other planets in the series? If so, what planets? Did they take over them? Rock Star? Shiver Star? Halcandra?
** What would happen if other characters [[spoiler:found a wish-granting clockwork star, and what wishes would they make]]?
** In the Flavor Text for [[spoiler:the Dark Matter Clone]] in ''Planet Robobot'', what does it mean by "full potential"? [[spoiler:Will Dark Matter make a full return?]]
it?



** [[spoiler:And now we have our newest one; Queen Sectonia, who saw through the Floralia residents' plan to bring the hero of Dream Land to their rescue and sent Taranza to kidnap him in order to keep him from interfering with her gambit to rule Popstar as its goddess, even though she didn't count on him kidnapping Dedede instead of Kirby like she wanted him to.]]

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** [[spoiler:And now we have our newest one; Queen [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia, who saw through the Floralia residents' plan to bring the hero of Dream Land to their rescue and sent Taranza to kidnap him in order to keep him from interfering with her gambit to rule Popstar as its goddess, even though she didn't count on him kidnapping Dedede instead of Kirby like she wanted him to.]]



* SacredCow: While ''Kirby'' may not be as popular as other Nintendo franchises, it has an extremely good reputation, and it's rare to find a Nintendo fan that outright hates the games. While some may call a few games "lacking", the opinion that Kirby has never had a truly "bad" game is common, which is a rarity among Nintendo series.

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* SacredCow: While ''Kirby'' may not be as popular as other Nintendo Creator/{{Nintendo}} franchises, it has an extremely good reputation, and it's rare to find a Nintendo fan that outright hates the games. While some may call a few games "lacking", the opinion that Kirby has never had a truly "bad" game is common, which is a rarity among Nintendo series.



** ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'' met a lukewarm reception [[OvershadowedByAwesome due to being sandwiched between]] ''VideoGame/FZero GX'' and ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart: Double Dash!!]]'' Nowadays, it is considered a CultClassic and one of the highlights of the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube library, particularly for the City Trial mode. In fact, the Smash Run mode in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for 3DS was directly stated by Sakurai to be a SpiritualSuccessor to said mode.

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** ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'' met a lukewarm reception [[OvershadowedByAwesome due to being sandwiched between]] ''VideoGame/FZero GX'' and ''[[VideoGame/MarioKart Mario Kart: ''VideoGame/MarioKart: Double Dash!!]]'' Dash!!'' Nowadays, it is considered a CultClassic and one of the highlights of the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube library, particularly for the City Trial mode. In fact, the Smash Run mode in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' for 3DS was directly stated by Sakurai to be a SpiritualSuccessor to said mode.
3rd Feb '17 9:47:50 AM N1KF
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*** Kirby is quite a cocky {{Jerkass}} in ''Kirby's Avalanche''. More famously: Kirby is a much less straightforward hero than most of them, notably [[ImAHumanitarian eating definitely sentient beings alive]], releasing [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations]] on a daily basis, and sometimes, going on quests and slaughtering people for rather... ambiguous reasons (in ''Squeak Squad'': '''''CAKE'''''.) This led to many alternative interpretations of Kirby.

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*** Kirby is quite a cocky {{Jerkass}} in ''Kirby's Avalanche''. More famously: Kirby is a much less straightforward hero than most of them, notably [[ImAHumanitarian eating definitely sentient beings alive]], releasing [[EldritchAbomination eldritch abominations]] {{eldritch abomination}}s on a daily basis, and sometimes, going on quests and slaughtering people for rather... ambiguous reasons (in ''Squeak Squad'': '''''CAKE'''''.''CAKE''.) This led to many alternative interpretations of Kirby.



** Galacta Knight has had no information released about him besides being so strong that he was sealed away and [[spoiler:having destroyed several planets in the past]]. Literally every piece of fandom conversation outside that ''one fact'' is an ACI.

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** Galacta Knight has had no information released about him besides being so strong that he was sealed away and [[spoiler:having [[spoiler:possibly having destroyed several planets in the past]]. Literally every piece of fandom conversation outside that ''one fact'' is an ACI.



** Waddle Dee. In Revenge of the King, he is the last boss before King Dedede. He's [[ZeroEffortBoss laughably easy]]. It's the same Waddle Dee that appears in the Arena in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' [[VideoGameRemake Ultra.]]
** [[spoiler:Dark Nebula]] is laughably easy compared to the battle just before it. [[spoiler:02]] is also easier than [[ThatOneBoss Miracle Matter]].

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** Waddle Dee. In Revenge of the King, he is the last boss before King Dedede. He's [[ZeroEffortBoss laughably easy]]. It's the same Waddle Dee that appears in the Arena in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' [[VideoGameRemake Ultra.]]
''VideoGame/KirbySuperStarUltra''.
** [[spoiler:Dark Nebula]] is laughably easy compared to the battle just before it. [[spoiler:02]] [[spoiler:0[[superscript:2]]]] is also easier than [[ThatOneBoss Miracle Matter]].



** King Dedede. He's the [[AuthorityInNameOnly king of Dream Land,]] wears a pimp coat, and fights with [[DropTheHammer a hammer]]. Also? He is a blue [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] (though the blue part might be a bit mitigated by the fact that penguins are typically depicted as blue & white in Japanese media).
** Masked Dedede takes this UpToEleven. Case in point: [[spoiler:the fight takes place in ''an electrified cage.'']]
** [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Wait till you see]] him [[spoiler:wield an AX three times bigger than he is]].
** In ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'', he ups the ante by going with up to 63 smaller versions of himself, and power his hammer up with the Star Rod.
** Even [[Videogame/KirbyPlanetRobobot his clone]] is awesome. When it TurnsRed it splits into 3, and even when they're defeated, it's not over - they man a massive, mobile cannon with dynamic attacks.

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** King Dedede. He's the [[AuthorityInNameOnly king of Dream Land,]] Land]], wears a pimp coat, and fights with [[DropTheHammer a hammer]]. Also? He is a blue [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] (though the blue part might be a bit mitigated by the fact that penguins are typically depicted as blue & white in Japanese media).
** *** Masked Dedede takes this UpToEleven. Case in point: [[spoiler:the fight takes place in ''an electrified cage.'']]
** *** [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Wait till you see]] him [[spoiler:wield an AX three times bigger than he is]].
** *** In ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'', he ups the ante by going with up to 63 smaller versions of himself, and power his hammer up with the Star Rod.
** *** Even [[Videogame/KirbyPlanetRobobot his clone]] is awesome. When it TurnsRed it splits into 3, and even when they're defeated, it's not over - they man a massive, mobile cannon with dynamic attacks.attacks.
** The final boss of ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' is [[spoiler:a wish-granting feline planet-sized machine that summons numbers and random objects to attack you]] in an AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield.



*** The Animal Buddies, mainly for being a MountPowerUp adding lot of variety to gameplay and physics.

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*** The Animal Buddies, mainly for being a MountPowerUp PowerUpMount adding lot of variety to gameplay and physics.



* EvenBetterSequel: The original Kirby game was a fairly standard side-scroller that was pretty enjoyable for what it was, but was laughably short and easy (although the latter is compensated by the unlockable Hard Mode--[[NintendoHard and it lives up to its name, all right]]) and didn't even allow you to copy abilities! ''Kirby's Adventure'' then came out on the NES and blew the original out of the water by offering more levels, the series-trademark [[PowerCopyping copy abilities]], and a save feature! It also introduces the BreakoutCharacter Meta Knight. ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', while not quite as elaborate as ''Adventure'', at least brought these improvements down to a portable level, while also adding the Animal Friends to offer unique variations on ''Adventure''[='s=] pre-established gameplay and introducing the concept of multiple endings to the series.

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* EvenBetterSequel: The original Kirby game was a fairly standard side-scroller that was pretty enjoyable for what it was, but was laughably short and easy (although the latter is compensated by the unlockable Hard Mode--[[NintendoHard and it lives up to its name, all right]]) and didn't even allow you to copy abilities! ''Kirby's Adventure'' then came out on the NES and blew the original out of the water by offering more levels, the series-trademark [[PowerCopyping [[PowerCopying copy abilities]], and a save feature! It also introduces the BreakoutCharacter Meta Knight. ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', while not quite as elaborate as ''Adventure'', at least brought these improvements down to a portable level, while also adding the Animal Friends to offer unique variations on ''Adventure''[='s=] pre-established gameplay and introducing the concept of multiple endings to the series.



** What's the deal with Shiver Star? Why does it look like a frozen earth? Was it AfterTheEnd? [[spoiler:What was that factory made for? What are the creatures in those tubes? Did the Haltmann Works Company invade the planet?]]

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** What's the deal with Shiver Star? Why does it look like a frozen earth? Was Is it AfterTheEnd? [[spoiler:What was that factory made for? What are the creatures in those tubes? Did the Haltmann Works Company invade the planet?]]



** What are the "Soul" {{Final Boss}es? Are they related, or even all [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by a common threat?

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** What are the "Soul" {{Final Boss}es? Boss}}es? Are they related, or even all [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by a common threat?



** Why does HR-D3 vaguely look like King Dedede? How did it "drift in" from AnotherDimension?

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** Why does HR-D3 vaguely look like resemble King Dedede? How did it "drift in" from AnotherDimension?



** Practically everyone knows about Marx being a TreacherousQuestGiver. Later games wouldn't even try to hide it, by showing his FinalBoss form in cameos.

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** Practically everyone knows about Marx being a TreacherousQuestGiver. Later games wouldn't even try to hide it, by showing his FinalBoss form in cameos.



** [[spoiler:Magolor manages to trick four people into traveling to all five corners of Pop Star, defeating a dragon on a distant volcanic planet, and giving himself massive power as a result.]]

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** [[spoiler:Magolor manages to trick four people into traveling to all five corners of Pop Star, defeating a dragon on a distant volcanic planet, and giving himself him massive power as a result.]]



** Gourmet Race has become one of the most remixed songs on [=YouTube=]. Sand Canyon and Candy Mountain[=/=]Skyhigh are hot on its tail. {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es of ''Manga/LuckyStar'' voice clips to the tune of various ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' tracks are also quite popular.

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** Gourmet Race has become one of the most remixed songs on [=YouTube=].Website/YouTube. Sand Canyon and Candy Mountain[=/=]Skyhigh are hot on its tail. {{Stupid Statement Dance Mix}}es of ''Manga/LuckyStar'' voice clips to the tune of various ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' tracks are also quite popular.



* {{Squick}}:
** In ''Super Star'' (and a few other games with co-op) A player can share the effects of a recently consumed food item by walking up to their ally at which point the two get face to face for a second. There's really no other way to interpret this animation as anything but player 1 spitting up what they had just eaten into player 2's mouth... Or they share the health gain with [[ThePowerOfLove a kiss]]. Since healing items are food, Kirby's giving the chewed up remains to his sidekick. Meta Knight can do it too, through his mask. Somehow. If ''Kirby Super Star'''s manga adaptation is any indication, the creators are ''fully aware of this''.

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* {{Squick}}:
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{{Squick}}: In ''Super Star'' (and a few other games with co-op) A player can share the effects of a recently consumed food item by walking up to their ally at which point the two get face to face for a second. There's really no other way to interpret this animation as anything but player 1 spitting up what they had just eaten into player 2's mouth... Or they share the health gain with [[ThePowerOfLove a kiss]]. Since healing items are food, Kirby's giving the chewed up remains to his sidekick. Meta Knight can do it too, through his mask. Somehow. If ''Kirby Super Star'''s manga adaptation is any indication, the creators are ''fully aware of this''.



* TastesLikeDiabetes: The entire series, until MoodWhiplash kicks in and you fight the [[VileVillainSaccharineShow final]] [[EldritchAbomination boss]].

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: The entire series, until MoodWhiplash kicks in and you fight the [[VileVillainSaccharineShow final]] [[EldritchAbomination boss]]. ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' starts off DarkerAndEdgier than most other games, though.
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Many Kirby fans think Dark Matter/Zero is a lonely, sad being that just wants some friends - though this does have some basis in canon, as it's stated that Dark Matter can't feel positive emotions and wants to destroy the world out of jealousy. The awesome battle music probably helps (''especially'' 02's music.)
** Oh boy, Marx. He's so adorable! Even after he stole Kirby's wish upon Nova, revealing that he manipulated Kirby to do what he wanted, attempts to rule Pop Star and morphs into a monstrous form. Similar thing happens to [[spoiler:Magolor and Taranza]], although they do turn good in the end.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: DracoInLeatherPants:
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Many Kirby fans think Dark Matter/Zero is a lonely, sad being that just wants some friends - though this does have some basis in canon, as it's stated that Dark Matter can't feel positive emotions and wants to destroy the world out of jealousy. The awesome battle music probably helps (''especially'' 02's music.)
** Oh boy, Marx. He's so adorable! Even after he stole Kirby's wish upon Nova, NOVA, revealing that he manipulated Kirby to do what he wanted, attempts to rule Pop Star and morphs into a monstrous form. Similar thing happens to [[spoiler:Magolor and Taranza]], although they do turn good in the end.



* EvenBetterSequel: The original Kirby game was a fairly standard side-scroller that was pretty enjoyable for what it was, but was laughably short and easy (although the latter is compensated by the unlockable Hard Mode--[[NintendoHard and it lives up to its name, all right]]) and didn't even allow you to copy abilities! ''Kirby's Adventure'' then came out on the NES and blew the original out of the water by offering more levels, the series-trademark copy abilities, and a save feature! It also introduces the BreakoutCharacter Meta Knight. ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', while not quite as elaborate as ''Adventure'', at least brought these improvements down to a portable level, while also adding the Animal Friends to offer unique variations on ''Adventure''[='s=] pre-established gameplay and introducing the concept of multiple endings to the series.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** For pretty much anybody introduced in the [[FanNickname Dark Matter Trilogy]], there are many impatiently waiting for them to return [[PutOnABus from the bus]] in a non-cameo appearance. Some of these include:
*** The Animal Buddies, mainly for being a MountPowerUp adding lot of variety to gameplay and physics.
*** Dark Matter, for being a simple, but threatening and mysterious EldritchAbomination. [[AndTheFandomRejoiced Many rejoined]] when [[spoiler:Dark Matter was cloned]] in ''Planet Robobot''.
*** Adeleine became rather popular for being [[TokenHuman the only non-cameo human in the series]], as well as being a boss with a unique battle style. [[AndTheFandomRejoiced Many appreciated]] that Adeleine got a collectible sticker after being absent for over a decade, but still would like to see her return.
*** Zero, for being an EldritchAbomination [[spoiler:that rips out its own eye to attack you]] absurdly more [[NightmareFuel disturbing]] for an E-rated Creator/{{Nintendo}} villain. [[spoiler:Its One-Winged Angel form]] in ''Kirby 64'' earned it even more fans. It helps that [[spoiler:there's even more eyeball bleeding and dramatic music]].
** Marx became rather popular for being a MagnificentBastard.
** As far as [[PowerCopying Copy Abilities]] go, Water, Yo-yo, and Mirror became rather popular despite not appearing in many games.
* EvenBetterSequel: The original Kirby game was a fairly standard side-scroller that was pretty enjoyable for what it was, but was laughably short and easy (although the latter is compensated by the unlockable Hard Mode--[[NintendoHard and it lives up to its name, all right]]) and didn't even allow you to copy abilities! ''Kirby's Adventure'' then came out on the NES and blew the original out of the water by offering more levels, the series-trademark [[PowerCopyping copy abilities, abilities]], and a save feature! It also introduces the BreakoutCharacter Meta Knight. ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', while not quite as elaborate as ''Adventure'', at least brought these improvements down to a portable level, while also adding the Animal Friends to offer unique variations on ''Adventure''[='s=] pre-established gameplay and introducing the concept of multiple endings to the series.



* FanficFuel: Kirby's PowerCopying ability technically gives him an unlimited array of potential powers. And with Kirby having abilities that range from martial arts and electricity to ringing bells and parasols, it's quite fun to imagine potential powers for the little guy. And what makes it even more fun is the possibility of them becoming [[AscendedFanon actual powers in an official Kirby game]].

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* FanficFuel: It helps that while lots of story is given from FlavorText, [[AllThereInTheManual manuals]], and WordOfGod, lots of it's left unexplained and mysterious.
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Kirby's PowerCopying ability technically gives him an unlimited array of potential powers. And with Kirby having abilities that range from martial arts and electricity to ringing bells and parasols, it's quite fun to imagine potential powers for the little guy. And what makes it even more fun is the possibility of them becoming [[AscendedFanon actual powers in an official Kirby game]].game]].
** Meta Knight. Where did he come from, and what is he trying to do? [[spoiler:Why does he look like Kirby? Is he the same species, or even related? Can he inhale or copy abilities?]]
** What ''is'' [[EldritchAbomination Dark Matter]], and where did it come from?
** If Gooey is related to Dark Matter [[AllThereInTheManual as implied by the anniversary booklet]], where did he come form, and why is he good? Why does he look so much different from all other Dark Matter?
** What's the deal with Shiver Star? Why does it look like a frozen earth? Was it AfterTheEnd? [[spoiler:What was that factory made for? What are the creatures in those tubes? Did the Haltmann Works Company invade the planet?]]
** What are the Mirror World versions of characters we haven't seen yet?
** What are the "Soul" {{Final Boss}es? Are they related, or even all [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by a common threat?
** Who was responsible for [[spoiler:Drawcia's and Paintra's painting]] in ''Canvas Curse''?
** How did Dark Nebula [[spoiler:get into its chest]], and how did [[spoiler:Meta Knight (and possibly King Dedede)]] know about it?
** Who is Galacta Knight? Why did people fear his power so much? How was he [[SealedBadassInACan sealed up]]? Where did he come from; where did he go?
** Where did Grand Doomer come from? Was it from AnotherDimension? If so, how did it get to Pop Star?
** Why does HR-D3 vaguely look like King Dedede? How did it "drift in" from AnotherDimension?
** In ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'', what was Magolor talking about when he said that someone on Halcandra may know Kirby? Or, when he said that the Ancients created lots of ancient artifacts? What does "clockwork stars" refer to?
** What "countless hosts" did [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia feed on]]? Also, in ''Planet Robobot'', why was [[spoiler:Sectonia's data]] spread across 1,000 years?
** If the Robobot Armor can take the ability of its wearer, what would happen if someone other than Kirby used it?
** Who is [[MissingMom Susie's mother]]?
** Has the Haltmann Works Company traveled to other planets in the series? If so, what planets? Did they take over them? Rock Star? Shiver Star? Halcandra?
** What would happen if other characters [[spoiler:found a wish-granting clockwork star, and what wishes would they make]]?
** In the Flavor Text for [[spoiler:the Dark Matter Clone]] in ''Planet Robobot'', what does it mean by "full potential"? [[spoiler:Will Dark Matter make a full return?]]



** People really seem to like the idea that Meta Knight is like a [[ParentalSubstitute father-figure]] to Kirby, to the point where the Japanese have their own term for the whole headcanon[[note]]パパナイト, which literally translates to "Papa Knight"[[/note]].
** Ado and Adeleine are two different characters, with Ado being male. Unless you think that "Ado" is merely how Kirby pronounces Adeleine's name (as the latter's name is pronounced "'''Ado'''rinu" in Japanese). The idea of Ado being male was eventually {{jossed}} in a 20th-anniversary booklet, which confirmed that Ado's a girl. Whether Ado and Adeleine are the same person, however...



** Ado and Adeleine are two different characters, with Ado being male. Unless you think that "Ado" is merely how Kirby pronounces Adeleine's name (as the latter's name is pronounced "'''Ado'''rinu" in Japanese). The idea of Ado being male was eventually {{jossed}} in a 20th-anniversary booklet, which confirmed that Ado's a girl. Whether Ado and Adeleine are the same person, however...
** People really seem to like the idea that Meta Knight is like a [[ParentalSubstitute father-figure]] to Kirby, to the point where the Japanese have their own term for the whole headcanon[[note]]パパナイト, which literally translates to "Papa Knight"[[/note]].



** The music for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3kGiA3EGP4 Ripple Star's second level]]. The cute SugarBowl of the first level [[MoodWhiplash is quickly cut off]] when you reach the second and are welcomed with the ruined fairy castle and hear that damn ScareChord dirge.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfHah9s6BWE That... bloodcurling... SCREAM!]]

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** The music for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3kGiA3EGP4 Ripple Star's second level]]. The cute SugarBowl of the first level is [[MoodWhiplash is quickly cut off]] when you reach the second and are welcomed with the ruined fairy castle and hear that damn ScareChord dirge.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfHah9s6BWE That... bloodcurling... SCREAM!]]scream!]]



** Also, Marx's mouth laser attack. [[BreathWeapon Imma]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ Firin]] [[MemeticMutation Ma Lazah!]]

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** Also, Marx's mouth laser attack. [[BreathWeapon Imma]] [[Anime/DragonBallZ Firin]] [[MemeticMutation Ma Lazah!]]



* ItsEasySoItSucks: The games may be easy, but this is generally [[AvertedTrope averted]] - they were actually designed to be very easy (as the first game was developed at a time when Nintendo had a [[NintendoHard trope-naming reputation]] for publishing difficult titles) yet nobody seems to have any problem. This becomes quite weird when you hear this trope being invoked elsewhere, since how many other games allow you to ''fly over most of the stage'' without even having to find a power-up?
* ItWasHisSled: Meta Knight's identity [[spoiler:as another member of Kirby's race]] is technically a spoiler on the grounds that you don't know anything about him until his defeat. The fandom's been talking about it for years, so never mind about that.
** As well as the existence of Dark Matter and Zero as they're supposed to be TrueFinalBosses.
** Practically everyone knows about Marx being a TreacherousQuestGiver.

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* ItsEasySoItSucks: The games may be easy, but this is generally [[AvertedTrope averted]] {{averted|Trope}} - they were actually designed to be very easy (as the first game was developed at a time when Nintendo had a [[NintendoHard trope-naming reputation]] for publishing difficult titles) yet nobody seems to have any problem. This becomes quite weird when you hear this trope being invoked elsewhere, since how many other games allow you to ''fly over most of the stage'' without even having to find a power-up?
* ItWasHisSled: ItWasHisSled:
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Meta Knight's identity [[spoiler:as another member of Kirby's race]] is technically a spoiler on the grounds that you don't know anything about him until his defeat. The fandom's been talking about it for years, so never mind about that.
** As well as the The existence of Dark Matter and Zero as they're supposed to be TrueFinalBosses.
{{True Final Boss}}es.
** Practically everyone knows about Marx being a TreacherousQuestGiver. Later games wouldn't even try to hide it, by showing his FinalBoss form in cameos.



** [[spoiler:Magolor, you magnificent bastard, we read your BOOK!]]

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** [[spoiler:Magolor, you magnificent bastard, we read your BOOK!]][[spoiler:Magolor manages to trick four people into traveling to all five corners of Pop Star, defeating a dragon on a distant volcanic planet, and giving himself massive power as a result.]]



** During the BossRush in ''Super Star'', you will have to fight a Waddle Dee with five times the health of a normal Waddle Dee. It's still a CurbStompBattle ZeroEffortBoss (he doesn't move, and you can still [[OneHitKill inhale him.]]) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Uu0dyH9CU A video]] on the internet portrayed him as an unstoppable god of destruction (via a player who thought it would be hilarious) and the fandom's pumped him up ever since.
** In case anyone wants to argue, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0sZ7a1c_5A here]] is Waddle Dee proving his point. '''Contains spoilers!'''
** Kirby himself is this. There are Nintendo fans who firmly believe the pink puff's badassery is only rivaled by [[VideoGame/FZero Captain Falcon]]. The fact that ''Planet Robobot'' described him as having infinite power (which would technically make him '''god-like''') and the fact that ''Mass Attack'' concludes with Kirby killing a literal Death God has only amplified this. The Smash Bros community usually hype Kirby and Shulk as the two strongest characters due to both of them canonically killing '''gods''' in their home series.

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** During the BossRush in ''Super Star'', you will have to fight a Waddle Dee with five times the health of a normal Waddle Dee. It's still a CurbStompBattle ZeroEffortBoss (he doesn't move, and you can still [[OneHitKill inhale him.]]) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Uu0dyH9CU A video]] on the internet portrayed him as an unstoppable god of destruction (via a player who thought it would be hilarious) and the fandom's pumped him up ever since.
** In case anyone wants to argue, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0sZ7a1c_5A here]] is Waddle Dee proving his point. '''Contains spoilers!'''
** Kirby himself is this. There are Nintendo fans who firmly believe the pink puff's badassery is only rivaled by [[VideoGame/FZero Captain Falcon]]. The fact that ''Planet Robobot'' described him as having infinite power (which would technically make him '''god-like''') ''god-like'') and the fact that ''Mass Attack'' concludes with Kirby killing a literal the implied Death God has only amplified this. The Smash Bros ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' community usually hype Kirby and Shulk as the two strongest characters due to both of them canonically killing '''gods''' ''gods'' in their home series.



** During the BossRush in ''Super Star'', you will have to fight a Waddle Dee with five times the health of a normal Waddle Dee. It's still a CurbStompBattle ZeroEffortBoss (he doesn't move, and you can still [[OneHitKill inhale him.]]) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Uu0dyH9CU A video]] on the internet portrayed him as an unstoppable god of destruction (via a player who thought it would be hilarious) and the fandom's pumped him up ever since. In case anyone wants to argue, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0sZ7a1c_5A here]] is Waddle Dee proving his point. '''Contains spoilers!'''



** There was also a [=YouTube=] fad involving Dedede [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94nJEMQmeWY screaming random things]] after getting beaten at the end of Spring Breeze.
** '''INVINCIBLE CANDY!''' (A running gag on Something Awful LetsPlay of any Kirby game, second only to...)

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** There was also a [=YouTube=] Website/YouTube fad involving Dedede [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94nJEMQmeWY screaming random things]] after getting beaten at the end of Spring Breeze.
** '''INVINCIBLE CANDY!''' (A running gag on Something Awful Website/SomethingAwful LetsPlay of any Kirby game, second only to...)



** The "Kirby ASCII Dance": (> ")> <(" <) (^ ")^ (v ")v

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** The "Kirby "[[VictoryDance Kirby ASCII Dance": Dance]]": (> ")> <(" <) (^ ")^ (v ")v")v. It's even used in ''VideoGame/{{ROBLOX}}'' as one of the quickchat messages.



** Rick's Stone ability in ''Dream Land 2'' and ''Dream Land 3'' has been dubbed the "Rickroll".

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** Rick's Stone ability in ''Dream Land 2'' and ''Dream Land 3'' has been dubbed the "Rickroll"."{{Rickroll}}".



* {{Moe}}: Kirby, obviously. His baby-like voice in the anime also helps. Many other characters, even a lot of the enemies, are also cute.

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* {{Moe}}: {{Moe}}:
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Kirby, obviously. His baby-like voice in the anime also helps. Many other characters, even a lot of the enemies, are also cute.cute.
** As the rather large amount of FanArt would show, Ribbon seems to get a lot of attention for her cuteness. She's a pink-haired fairy girl, after all.



** Kirby also [[{{Misblamed}} suffers a reputation]] for NiceJobBreakingItHero when he's actually a victim of PoorCommunicationKills, because nobody tells him what's going on until it's far too late to do anything about it, and/or being a gullible UnwittingPawn for the real baddie.

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** Kirby also [[{{Misblamed}} suffers a reputation]] for NiceJobBreakingItHero when he's actually a victim of PoorCommunicationKills, because nobody tells him what's going on until it's far too late to do anything about it, and/or being a gullible UnwittingPawn for the real baddie.



** In ''Super Star'' (and a few other games with co-op) A player can share the effects of a recently consumed food item by walking up to their ally at which point the two get face to face for a second. There's really no other way to interpret this animation as anything but player 1 spitting up what they had just eaten into player 2's mouth...
** Or they share the health gain with [[ThePowerOfLove a kiss]]. Since healing items are food, Kirby's giving the chewed up remains to his sidekick. Meta Knight can do it too, through his mask. Somehow.
** If ''Kirby Super Star'''s manga adaptation is any indication, the creators are ''fully aware of this''.

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** In ''Super Star'' (and a few other games with co-op) A player can share the effects of a recently consumed food item by walking up to their ally at which point the two get face to face for a second. There's really no other way to interpret this animation as anything but player 1 spitting up what they had just eaten into player 2's mouth...
**
mouth... Or they share the health gain with [[ThePowerOfLove a kiss]]. Since healing items are food, Kirby's giving the chewed up remains to his sidekick. Meta Knight can do it too, through his mask. Somehow.
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Somehow. If ''Kirby Super Star'''s manga adaptation is any indication, the creators are ''fully aware of this''.



** The Arena and The True Arena in any game it appears.

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** [[BossRush The Arena and The True Arena Arena]] in any game it appears.



* TastesLikeDiabetes: The entire series, until MoodWhiplash kicks in and you fight the [[VileVillainSaccharineShow final]] [[EldritchAbomination boss.]]

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* TastesLikeDiabetes: The entire series, until MoodWhiplash kicks in and you fight the [[VileVillainSaccharineShow final]] [[EldritchAbomination boss.]]boss]].
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** Kirby also suffers a reputation for NiceJobBreakingItHero when he's actually a victim of PoorCommunicationKills, because nobody tells him what's going on until it's far too late to do anything about it, and/or being a gullible UnwittingPawn for the real baddie.

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** Kirby also [[{{Misblamed}} suffers a reputation reputation]] for NiceJobBreakingItHero when he's actually a victim of PoorCommunicationKills, because nobody tells him what's going on until it's far too late to do anything about it, and/or being a gullible UnwittingPawn for the real baddie.
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** Or they share the health gain with [[ThePowerOfLove a kiss]]. Since healing items are food, Kirby's giving the chewed up remains to his sidekick. Meta Knight can do it to, through his mask. Somehow.

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** Or they share the health gain with [[ThePowerOfLove a kiss]]. Since healing items are food, Kirby's giving the chewed up remains to his sidekick. Meta Knight can do it to, too, through his mask. Somehow.
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