History YMMV / Kirby

23rd Dec '16 4:42:36 AM Getta
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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.
27th Nov '16 9:09:46 PM DrPsyche
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** ''Kirby's Tilt and Tumble'' involves you rolling a round object through increasingly ridiculous and difficult (to the point of being hair-pulling) mazes via tilting the world around it. [[VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall Fast forward tot he 5th Generation of Consoles.]]

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** ''Kirby's Tilt and Tumble'' involves you rolling a round object through increasingly ridiculous and difficult (to the point of being hair-pulling) mazes via tilting the world around it. [[VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall Fast forward tot he to the 5th Generation of Consoles.]]
26th Nov '16 9:17:16 PM Megachamp
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* GameBreaker: [[GameBreaker/Kirby has its own page.]]

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* GameBreaker: [[GameBreaker/Kirby [[GameBreaker/{{Kirby}} has its own page.]]


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** ''Kirby's Tilt and Tumble'' involves you rolling a round object through increasingly ridiculous and difficult (to the point of being hair-pulling) mazes via tilting the world around it. [[VideoGame/SuperMonkeyBall Fast forward tot he 5th Generation of Consoles.]]
11th Nov '16 10:04:02 PM Getta
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** Dedede has a LOT more friends than Kirby in the games. Kirby's only in-game friends outside of ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]'' and the latter two ''Dream Land'' games are all created by him somehow. Everybody else has tried to kill him at least once.
** Meta Knight squanders more than one opportunity to let Kirby know what's going on. Is he playing IdiotBall or does he have some ulterior motive, such as ensuring another rematch between the two of them? If he does, does Meta Knight really crave a rematch so badly that he's willing to risk an EldritchAbomination escaping into the world?
** Galacta Knight has had no information released about him besides being so strong that he was sealed away. Literally every piece of fandom conversation outside that ''one fact'' is an ACI.

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** Dedede has a LOT more friends than Kirby in the games. Kirby's only in-game friends outside of ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]'' and the latter two ''Dream Land'' games are all created by him somehow. Everybody else has tried to kill him at least once.
** Meta Knight squanders more than one opportunity to let Kirby know what's going on. Is he playing IdiotBall or does he have some ulterior motive, such as ensuring another rematch between the two of them? If he does, does Meta Knight really crave a rematch so badly that he's willing to risk an EldritchAbomination escaping into the world?
world? Or alternatively, does he just not view telling Kirby everything as worth it and think Kirby is too stubborn to listen?
** Galacta Knight has had no information released about him besides being so strong that he was sealed away.away and [[spoiler:having destroyed several planets in the past]]. Literally every piece of fandom conversation outside that ''one fact'' is an ACI.



** 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.



** 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.



* 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.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Many Kirby fans think 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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* 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.
game. And in some other games, he's BrainwashedAndCrazy.
* DracoInLeatherPants: Many Kirby fans think Zero 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.



* 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! ''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 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.



* FountainOfExpies:
** Whispy Woods either appears as a boss directly in every game or has a stand-in. The lone exception is ''Squeak Squad'', where he only appears on the title screen.
** 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).
** 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 Paintra]] and [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse Claycia]].
* GameBreaker:
** You can ''destroy'' The Arena (and later The [[NintendoHard True]] [[HarderThanHard Arena]]) with Hammer and Plasma, the former having Hammer Flip, which does one of the highest damages of a non one-time-use ability in the game, and the latter of which provides an extra shield when fully charged.
** If you master the quick charge trick, the aforementioned Plasma power from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' becomes the most broken power the series has ever seen. Due to this, it was slightly {{nerf}}ed in the DS version, requiring more charge-up time.
** There's also Tornado, which has the amazing ability to kill almost every boss in the series. In fact, every boss in ''Squeak Squad'' can be killed very easily with it, including the final boss. It's an even better choice for the final boss than the EleventhHourSuperpower! Cranked UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', where stronger moves were made avaliable. You can annihilate [[spoiler:'''Magolor Soul''']] pretty easily with Tornado. Yep, an InfinityMinusOneSword in comparison to Super Abilities.
** Also Hi-Jump, at least in ''Kirby's Adventure'', which not only does high damage to bosses, but makes you invincible while doing so and sending you out of harm's way. Not always useful outside bosses, however.
** The Copy helper (TAC) in the original ''Kirby Super Star'' on the SNES. Normally, it allows the helper to copy abilities like Kirby himself. But if there's no power to copy (mostly on bosses), it just does massive damage! And it's spammable! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwdnFBohfE See for yourself]], especially 2:52. It completely heals every time you copy a power, and when it guards, you become immune to all damage as well.
** In ''Dream Land 2'', Coo + Parasol can rip apart everything ''including the angry Propeller Bombs''. The whole thing got a well deserved {{nerf}} in ''3''.
** Chu Chu's [[FlyingBroomstick Clean power]] trivializes any midair segment (short of those that require quick movement).
** 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 indefinitely. You can turn even the hardest bosses into jokes if you utilize it well.

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* FountainOfExpies:
** Whispy Woods either appears as a boss directly in every game or
GameBreaker: [[GameBreaker/Kirby has a stand-in. The lone exception is ''Squeak Squad'', where he only appears on the title screen.
** 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).
** 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 Paintra]] and [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse Claycia]].
* GameBreaker:
** You can ''destroy'' The Arena (and later The [[NintendoHard True]] [[HarderThanHard Arena]]) with Hammer and Plasma, the former having Hammer Flip, which does one of the highest damages of a non one-time-use ability in the game, and the latter of which provides an extra shield when fully charged.
** If you master the quick charge trick, the aforementioned Plasma power from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' becomes the most broken power the series has ever seen. Due to this, it was slightly {{nerf}}ed in the DS version, requiring more charge-up time.
** There's also Tornado, which has the amazing ability to kill almost every boss in the series. In fact, every boss in ''Squeak Squad'' can be killed very easily with it, including the final boss. It's an even better choice for the final boss than the EleventhHourSuperpower! Cranked UpToEleven in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', where stronger moves were made avaliable. You can annihilate [[spoiler:'''Magolor Soul''']] pretty easily with Tornado. Yep, an InfinityMinusOneSword in comparison to Super Abilities.
** Also Hi-Jump, at least in ''Kirby's Adventure'', which not only does high damage to bosses, but makes you invincible while doing so and sending you out of harm's way. Not always useful outside bosses, however.
** The Copy helper (TAC) in the original ''Kirby Super Star'' on the SNES. Normally, it allows the helper to copy abilities like Kirby himself. But if there's no power to copy (mostly on bosses), it just does massive damage! And it's spammable! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWwdnFBohfE See for yourself]], especially 2:52. It completely heals every time you copy a power, and when it guards, you become immune to all damage as well.
** In ''Dream Land 2'', Coo + Parasol can rip apart everything ''including the angry Propeller Bombs''. The whole thing got a well deserved {{nerf}} in ''3''.
** Chu Chu's [[FlyingBroomstick Clean power]] trivializes any midair segment (short of those that require quick movement).
** 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 indefinitely. You can turn even the hardest bosses into jokes if you utilize it well.
its own page.]]



* IdiotPlot: ''Squeak Squad'' features one of the silliest {{Excuse Plot}}s in franchise history -- Kirby's trying to get his cake back. Once he confuses the chest with his cake in it for the one Meta Knight is guarding, does Meta Knight sit Kirby down and explain things? No! He makes off with it, and Kirby starts chasing after ''him''! Five minutes of rational conversation would've completely shut down the last section of the game.

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* IdiotPlot: ''Squeak Squad'' features one of the silliest {{Excuse Plot}}s in franchise history -- Kirby's trying to get his cake back. Once he confuses the chest with his cake in it for the one Meta Knight is guarding, does Meta Knight sit Kirby down and explain things? No! He makes off with it, and Kirby starts chasing after ''him''! Five minutes of rational conversation would've completely shut down the last section of the game. You can always expect Meta Knight to be enigmatic, even to Kirby, but this game is where it gets disastrous.



* LoveItOrHateIt: You'll either love the slower paced gameplay, Gooey, [[PowerUpMount Animal Friends]] and scribbly graphics of ''Dream Land 3'' or hate it for just the same reasons. The most hardcore of the fanbase generally like it, though.

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** 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.
* LoveItOrHateIt: You'll either love the slower paced gameplay, Gooey, [[PowerUpMount Animal Friends]] and scribbly graphics of ''Dream Land 3'' or hate it for just the same reasons. The most hardcore of the fanbase generally like it, though. This is due to said game being released with the more popular and fast-paced ''Kirby Super Star''.



** 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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** 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 ''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.



* {{Moe}}: Kirby, obviously. His baby-like voice in the anime also helps.

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



** 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

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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 itit, and/or being a gullible UnwittingPawn for the real baddie.
8th Oct '16 6:16:26 PM Mullon
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** The title screen music of ''VideoGame/KirbysPinballLand'' has become synonymous with a well-known copypasta where an [[ImageBoard Anon]] walked in on his parents having sex while the music was playing on his Gameboy.

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** The title screen music of ''VideoGame/KirbysPinballLand'' has become synonymous with a well-known copypasta where an [[ImageBoard [[Website/FourChan Anon]] walked in on his parents having sex while the music was playing on his Gameboy.
28th Sep '16 7:04:52 AM Sammettik
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* 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. In recent years, the opinion that Kirby has yet to have a "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 franchises, it has an extremely good reputation, and it's rare to find a Nintendo fan that outright hates the games. In recent years, While some may call a few games "lacking", the opinion that Kirby has yet to have never had a truly "bad" game is common, which is a rarity among Nintendo series.
21st Sep '16 2:19:43 PM Sammettik
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** One Japanese guidebook for ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' claimed Dark Matter was a TorturedMonster that attacked Popstar because it was jealous of all the "happiness" there. Just about every fan accepts this as official canon, [[BeamMeUpScotty but they always]] {{flanderiz|ation}}e [[BeamMeUpScotty it into applying to]] Zero/0[[superscript:2]] alone, despite him not being introduced until the sequel (The TearsOfBlood likely have something to do with it... and also the fact that 0 is Dark Matter's ''core'').

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** One Japanese guidebook for ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' claimed Dark Matter was a TorturedMonster that attacked Popstar because it was jealous of all the "happiness" there. Just about every fan accepts this as official canon, [[BeamMeUpScotty but they always]] {{flanderiz|ation}}e [[BeamMeUpScotty it into applying to]] Zero/0[[superscript:2]] alone, despite him Zero not being introduced until the sequel (The TearsOfBlood likely have something to do with it... and also the fact that 0 Zero is Dark Matter's ''core'').
21st Sep '16 3:39:12 AM Sammettik
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* DracoInLeatherPants: Many Kirby fans think 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 the Zero 2 music mentioned above.)

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Many Kirby fans think 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 the Zero 2 music mentioned above.(''especially'' 02's music.)
21st Sep '16 12:08:18 AM Sammettik
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*** ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'', ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'', and ''WebVideo/SonicForHire'' all play with this, treating Kirby as anything from an EldritchAbomination to a SociopathicHero.

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*** ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'', ''WebVideo/ThereWillBeBrawl'', ''WebAnimation/DeathBattle'' and ''WebVideo/SonicForHire'' all play with this, treating Kirby as anything from an EldritchAbomination to a SociopathicHero.
20th Sep '16 7:46:11 PM Sammettik
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* FridgeBrilliance: Why are the {{Big Bad}}s of the games usually so nightmarish? Because it's ''Dream'' Land, it's only fitting that the antagonists inspire nightmares.
* FridgeHorror: Jim Sterling gives a lecture on the FridgeHorror of the Kirby franchise in [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/4850-National-Kirby-Day this]] episode of the Jimquisition.
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