History YMMV / Kirby

12th May '16 7:03:08 AM NoUsername
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: There are a massive list of songs from the series that are just plain amazing to hear; a list can be found [[AwesomeMusic/{{Kirby}} here]].
* BestBossEver: The series has some really fun bosses, considering that the series was the former namer for EasyLevelsHardBosses. See [[AwesomeBosses/{{Kirby}} this page]].
* BrokenBase:
** The debate over Console vs. Handheld games, and whether or not Nintendo favors one group over the other.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: There are a massive list of songs from the series that are just plain amazing to hear; a list can be found [[AwesomeMusic/{{Kirby}} here]].
* BestBossEver: The series has some really fun bosses, considering that the series was the former namer for EasyLevelsHardBosses. See [[AwesomeBosses/{{Kirby}} this page]].
* BrokenBase:
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BrokenBase: The debate over Console vs. Handheld games, and whether or not Nintendo favors one group over the other.



* [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]]:
** The series has its moments, but above them all stands the ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' segment ''"Revenge Of Meta Knight"'' in its entirety. StormingTheCastle turned UpToEleven, reaching [[HolyShitQuotient HSQ]] levels. Seriously. And [[EnemyChatter you get to hear the bad guys]] becoming ''progressively more and more afraid of you'', as if you were the [[GoshDangItToHeck goshdang]] Batman, while you singlehandedly destroy a frickin' airship! '''''Yeah.'''''
** The whole "storm the castle while your enemies panic" bit is repeated in the final level of "Revenge of the King" in Super Star Ultra.
** Meta Knight wishes to have released the strongest warrior in the galaxy, locked away for fear of his power, for the sole purpose of ''kicking said warrior's ass''. Which he proceeds to do [[note]]Or not, since this boss fight, while not NintendoHard, is pretty painful the first few times, because Galacta Knight is a computer controlled, white, and feather-winged, extra-badass Meta Knight with a lance and shield, making the fight as fun as it is awesome).[[/note]] Why? For training purposes. Or fun. Or just to prove he could.
* [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Crowning Moment Of Funny]]:
** ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' again. When you start ''"Milky Way Wishes"'', the tutorial tells you that you can't copy your enemies' abilities as you previously did. Cue Kirby's obvious, hilarious OhCrap.
** [[{{Pun}} Have fun]] [[Funny/{{Kirby}} with the rest.]]



* DesignatedVillain: Many games have Kirby attack King Dedede and his forces under the assumption that he's the villain, when in fact Dedede turns out to be trying to STOP the real villain of the game.

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* DesignatedVillain: Many games have Kirby attack King Dedede and his forces under the assumption that he's the villain, when in fact Dedede turns out to be trying to STOP ''stop'' the real villain of the game.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Has its [[EnsembleDarkhorse/{{Kirby}} own page.]]



** Whispy Woods either appears directly in every game or has a stand-in.

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** Whispy Woods either appears directly in every game or has a stand-in. The lone exception is ''Squeak Squad''.



** Stone in every game it's in is BoringButPractical incarnate. Upon using it, you turn into a NighInvulnerable [[DishingOutDirt rock]]. It deals a lot of contact damage, and you can sustain your rock form for a long time. You can turn even the hardest bosses into jokes if you utilize it well.

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** Stone in every game it's in is BoringButPractical incarnate. Upon using it, you turn into a NighInvulnerable [[DishingOutDirt rock]]. It deals a lot of contact damage, and you can sustain your rock form for a long time.indefinitely. You can turn even the hardest bosses into jokes if you utilize it well.



** Combining this with MostAnnoyingSound gives you the final phase of ''"Revenge Of Meta Knight"''.
** The music for 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.

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** Combining this with MostAnnoyingSound gives you [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thahQTUE7WU the final phase phase]] of ''"Revenge Revenge Of Meta Knight"''.
Knight.
** The music for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3kGiA3EGP4 Ripple Star's second level.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.



* 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 nevermind about that.

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* 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 nevermind never mind about that.



* NightmareFuel: The series is placed in ''Dream Land'', so it's obvious that the enemies are related to nightmares. [[NightmareFuel/{{Kirby}} And you WILL have them]].
* PeripheryDemographic: Though the games are and remain mostly geared for children just beginning to play video games, a good chunk of the fanbase are experienced gamers who grew up playing them and who gleefully return to each new installment, no matter how short or easy it is. It helps that the games tend to be well made, and make up for the easiness by putting the difficulty into [[OneHundredPercentCompletion 100% Completion]].

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* NightmareFuel: The series is placed in ''Dream Land'', so it's obvious that the enemies are related to nightmares. [[NightmareFuel/{{Kirby}} And you WILL have them]].
* PeripheryDemographic: Though the games are and remain mostly geared for children just people beginning to play video games, a good chunk of the fanbase are experienced gamers who grew up playing them and who gleefully return to each new installment, no matter how short or easy it is. It helps that the games tend to be well made, and make up for the easiness by putting the difficulty into [[OneHundredPercentCompletion 100% Completion]].OneHundredPercentCompletion.



* TearJerker: The ending of ''Revenge of the King'' in ''Super Star Ultra''. Poor Dedede. See [[TearJerker/{{Kirby}} here]] for more.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: 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).
** Ado from VideoGame/{{Kirbys Dream Land 3}} is confirmed female however for the longest time fans considered her male. This is largely in part to differentiate her from Adeleine.
* VindicatedByHistory: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'' was one due to coming after the ToughActToFollow ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', and undoing many of the new mechanics from that game, such as multi-attack abilities, minigames, and a more elaborate BossRush. Instead, the slow-paced gameplay and Animal Friends from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2'' made a comeback. This was because the games were made by different development teams. It also was overshadowed by the release of the Main/Nintendo64, and the "coloring book" art style. Now, it's seen as much of a classic as that game, especially due to it improving the Kirby series' MinimalistCast with Gooey and the Animal Friends, and being surprisingly DarkerAndEdgier to most games in the series.
** Similarly, ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' was disliked for many of the same reasons. Now, it's enjoyed for giving Kirby an ImpliedLoveInterest, and, once again, being SurpriseCreepy. However, the Kirby series switched back to Adventure-style, then back to Super Star-style due to the initial poor reception of these two games. Many fans are eager to see another game like them.

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* TearJerker: The ending of ''Revenge of the King'' in ''Super Star Ultra''. Poor Dedede. See [[TearJerker/{{Kirby}} here]] for more.
* ViewerGenderConfusion:
ViewerGenderConfusion:
**
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).
** Ado from VideoGame/{{Kirbys Dream Land 3}} ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'' is confirmed female however female, but for the longest time time, fans considered her male. This is largely in part to differentiate her from Adeleine.
* VindicatedByHistory: VindicatedByHistory:
**
''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'' was one due to coming after the ToughActToFollow ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', and undoing many of the new mechanics from that game, such as multi-attack abilities, minigames, and a more elaborate BossRush. Instead, the slow-paced gameplay and Animal Friends from ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2'' made a comeback. This was because the games were made by different development teams. It also was overshadowed by overlooked due to the release of the Main/Nintendo64, UsefulNotes/Nintendo64, and the "coloring book" art style. Now, it's seen as much of a classic as that game, especially due to it improving the Kirby series' MinimalistCast with Gooey and the Animal Friends, and being surprisingly DarkerAndEdgier to most games in the series.
** Similarly, ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' was disliked for many of the same reasons. Now, it's enjoyed for giving Kirby an ImpliedLoveInterest, and, once again, being SurpriseCreepy. However, the Kirby series switched back to Adventure-style, ''Adventure''-style, then back to Super Star-style ''Super Star''-style due to the initial poor reception of these two games. Many fans are eager to see another game like them.



* WildMassGuessing: We've got a whole page for it [[{{WMG/Kirby}} here]].
11th May '16 11:08:31 PM Kytseo
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* PeripheryDemographic: Though the games are and remain mostly geared for children just beginning to play video games, a good chunk of the fanbase are experienced gamers who grew up playing them and who gleefully return to each new installment, no matter how short or easy it is.

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* PeripheryDemographic: Though the games are and remain mostly geared for children just beginning to play video games, a good chunk of the fanbase are experienced gamers who grew up playing them and who gleefully return to each new installment, no matter how short or easy it is. It helps that the games tend to be well made, and make up for the easiness by putting the difficulty into [[OneHundredPercentCompletion 100% Completion]].
11th May '16 2:55:25 PM Tavernier
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* FountainOfExpies: The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series (not counting Dedede) are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}es having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks (to the point of recycling, no less).

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* FountainOfExpies: FountainOfExpies:
** Whispy Woods either appears directly in every game or has a stand-in.
**
The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series (not counting Dedede) are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}es having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks (to the point of recycling, no less).
1st May '16 6:13:14 PM Drope
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* FountainOfExpies: The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series (not counting Dedede) are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}es having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks (to the point of recycling, no less).

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* FountainOfExpies: The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series (not counting Dedede) are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[KirbySuperStar [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}es having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks (to the point of recycling, no less).
1st May '16 6:08:58 PM Drope
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** A weird variation of this also happens in regards to the trend of BonusBoss "Soul" forms of {{Final Boss}}es. While [[spoiler: Marx]] might have been the one to start this with the DS remake of Super Star, Drawcia from ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse'' was the one that first used the "Soul" term to refer to an OneWingedAngel form, plus the fact that [[spoiler: Marx Soul]] himself recycles some of Drawcia's moves. Drawcia herself could be considered this as seen by the existence of [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Paintcia]] and [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRaibowCurse Claycia]].

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** A weird variation of this also happens in regards to the trend of BonusBoss "Soul" forms of {{Final Boss}}es. While [[spoiler: Marx]] might have been the one to start this with the DS remake of Super Star, Drawcia from ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse'' was the one that first used the "Soul" term to refer to an OneWingedAngel form, plus the fact that [[spoiler: Marx Soul]] himself recycles some of Drawcia's moves. Drawcia herself could be considered this as seen by the existence of [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Paintcia]] and [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRaibowCurse [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse Claycia]].
1st May '16 6:08:09 PM Drope
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* FountainOfExpies: The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series (not counting Dedede) are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}es having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks.

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* FountainOfExpies: The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series (not counting Dedede) are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}es having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks. attacks (to the point of recycling, no less).
** A weird variation of this also happens in regards to the trend of BonusBoss "Soul" forms of {{Final Boss}}es. While [[spoiler: Marx]] might have been the one to start this with the DS remake of Super Star, Drawcia from ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse'' was the one that first used the "Soul" term to refer to an OneWingedAngel form, plus the fact that [[spoiler: Marx Soul]] himself recycles some of Drawcia's moves. Drawcia herself could be considered this as seen by the existence of [[VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe Paintcia]] and [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRaibowCurse Claycia]].
1st May '16 5:15:40 PM Drope
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* FountainOfExpies: The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}es having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks.

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* FountainOfExpies: The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series (not counting Dedede) are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}es having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks.
1st May '16 5:13:38 PM Drope
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* FountainOfExpies: The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}s having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks.

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* FountainOfExpies: The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}s Boss}}es having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks.
1st May '16 5:12:35 PM Drope
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* FountainOfExpies: The first three {{Big Bad}}s of the series are this for the rest of the franchise's {{Big Bad}}s: [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]] started the trend of the TeleportSpam tactic that is popular with many {{Final Boss}}es, [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamland2 Dark Matter]] started the trend of {{Final Boss}}es having an {{Oculothorax}} OneWingedAngel form and [[KirbySuperStar Marx]] started the trend of said {{Final Boss}}s having a large collection of flashy, colorful attacks.
17th Apr '16 11:55:03 PM Sammettik
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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''.
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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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