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''Hoshi no Kaabii'' is an anime adaptation of ''{{Kirby}}'', a Creator/{{Nintendo}} PlatformGame franchise, better known in the United States by [[CompletelyDifferentTitle its dub title]], ''Kirby: Right Back At Ya!''. It was a joint production by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory (Warpstar Inc.). The anime was licensed by [[FourKidsEntertainment 4Kids Entertainment]], so of course, a lot of the darker elements from the Japanese version were {{Bowdlerise}}d out, but the dub was still successful, managing to stay on air for [[Recap/KirbyRightBackAtYa all 100 episodes]].

In the first episode, Kirby crashes into Pop Star and lands in the country of Dream Land. [[AuthorityInNameOnly King Dedede]] does not like the newcomer and does everything he can to eliminate Kirby. His methods come in the form of ordering [[MonsterOfTheWeek monsters]] from the mysterious Holy Nightmare Corporation ([=NightMare=] Enterprises in the dub) to fit whatever crazy schemes he comes up with. Along the way, Kirby befriends Fumu (Tiff), the Cabinet Minister's daughter, and her brother, Bun (Tuff), who help him to get settled in their village.

Kirby and his friends spend the episodes foiling Dedede's plans, battling the monsters he orders, undoing whatever damage he caused to Pupu Village/Cappy Town, and the series follows their day-to-day antics whenever they're not doing any of the above. The series is episodic in nature, although it has several sequential episodes.

In 2011, Creator/{{Nintendo}} released the Kirby TV Channel, a free downloadable {{Wii}} channel allowing Wii owners to watch a constantly rotating set of episodes from the entire anime (except for the undubbed episode 38). In 2012, a 3D version of a Japan only episode was released on the 3DS. It's viewable on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KphHI6zl2to youtube]].

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!! This Anime contains examples of:

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Dedede of the Stars (or Dedede: Comin' At Ya! in the dub) explicitly manages an approval rating less than 1%.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Meta Knight, Sword, and Blade ''sleep'' with their armor on.
** And they're never seen taking care of it, either. It just magically repairs itself or something.
* TheAbridgedSeries: YouTube user kirbywarrior1212 made a series based off of the american dub, thus naming it Kirby: Right Back At Ya! Abridged. See the playlist [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL109C3F078568B43B here.]]
* AccentAdaptation: Dedede's Foghorn Leghorn-like southern accent. Meta Knight is also a DashingHispanic for some reason (many call him [[FanNickname Seņor Noodlearms]] because of it). Meta Knight's Spanish accent in the dub is possibly because of the vaguely Spanish-sounding theme that plays whenever he appears in the original Japanese anime. It might also be a {{Zorro}} reference.
** Voice actor Creator/EricStuart says he came up with it as an allusion to AntonioBanderas in ''The Mask of Zorro''.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: King Dedede of usually an Anti-Villain, committing petty acts of villainy at worst and often teaming up with Kirby. Here, Dedede is a more actively antagonistic and callous tyrant (if still ineffectual) and his redeeming moments are more few and in between. Meanwhile Meta Knight, more a HeroAntagonist in the games, is Kirby's ally and mentor from the beginning of the anime.
* AdaptationalVillainy: King Dedede, to some extent. While his original self in the video games is also a petty but LaughablyEvil antagonist to Kirby, he has more [[PetTheDog nicer moments]] and more times when he genuinely tries to help Kirby fight a more serious enemy than Dedede in the anime does.
** [[AdaptationalHeroism Inverted]] in Meta Knight's case--while his morality in the games is [[AntiHero somewhat ambiguous]] and tends to favor HonorBeforeReason, his anime personality is more pragmatic and much more helpful to Kirby.
* AdaptationExpansion: And HOW! Many midboss characters and even normal enemies from the games are fleshed out and given backstories.
* AdultsAreUseless: Appears to be the norm with the Cappy residents.
* AerithAndBob: The series finale gives us the names of four of Meta Knight's old comrades: Falspar, Nonsurat, Dragato, and... Arthur. Granted, the last is a KingArthur reference.
* AllJustADream: The two-part "Crisis of the Warpstar" ("Air Ride in Style" in the dub), in both versions.
* AlternateContinuity: WordOfGod has it that this was never meant to be based off of the games, or to be an animated adaption of the games in the first place. Which explains the anime-exclusive characters, the original plot, and why most game characters have different works and roles. It is it's own separate universe from the games, written by Masahiro Sakurai himself.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: See AmericanKirbyIsHardcore below.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Demon Beasts are always evil, with a few exceptions. The Robotic Dog, until its programming kicked in, Lola who was deemed useless and split in two, Hardy, whose only job was to do dental work, and [[spoiler: the unknown monster which may be Kirby]].
* AlwaysClose: Averted. In the final episode, [[spoiler: the ''Halberd'' attempts to retreat from Nightmare's fortress after realizing he is NighInvulnerable; the gate starts to close and they miss it by half a second.]]
** Though the same episode plays it straight when [[spoiler:the gang's time bomb goes off and destroys Nightmare's base the ''second'' after they all transport out]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: Escargon/Escargoon. Nothing official has been said, but he has plenty of HoYay with Dedede, and in the original he even sings a song where he says "I love his Majesty" (although the word translated as "love" could mean "admire" rather than actually "have romantic feelings for").
** His dub voice is obviously based on that of camp icon Paul Lynde, which doesn't help.
** Gets even better in the Japanese episode where his shell breaks. Kirby even says "Poyay"
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Compare the original [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN_qyxmuUR4 Japanese theme]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gx3a-1lDjbE&feature=related songs]] with the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qfiNKK9bis English version]]. In Japan, it's a cutesy little parade with a smiling Kirby being for the most part generally adorable (with a little bit of horror thrown in for good measure, just so you know that the show isn't ''all'' happiness and smiles), and the second one compresses the standard episode plot into about two minutes. The English version is a quick beat full of monsters, StuffBlowingUp, Kirby showing off his toughest powers, and putting on an angry face for most of the song, despite him spending most of the actual show being happy, hungry, or curious.
** In episode 5, Dedede uses a chainsaw to destroy Whispy Woods. In the dubbed version of it, he uses a ''[[RuleOfCool laser]]'' chainsaw. Probably just {{Bowdlerization}}, but it's still CrazyAwesome.
** In the Japanese version, the music used when Kirby sucks something up is rather poppy and cheery. In the English version, it's an epic-sounding, heroic fanfare.
* AmusementParkOfDoom: Dedede opens one in episode 31.
** He also creates a [[BlandNameProduct thinly-veiled version]] of Film/JurassicPark in episodes 75 and 76.
* TheAnimeOfTheGame
* AnimationBump: In the later episodes of the anime, around 65~ episodes in, with far less use of ConspicuousCG. By the final few episodes, Dedede and Escargon are only animated in CG in StockFootage, leaving Kirby to be the only character to consistently be CG. Larger objects, such as the Destrayers and the Halberd, are still done in CG, however.
** Some episodes, such as episode 32, also tend to have better than average animation. As well as an abundance of wild takes from Dedede and Escargon (in 2D, of course).
* {{Arcadia}}: Dream Land.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In episode 40, Knuckle Joe releases monsters onto Cappy Town. They're seen throwing dishes and tear down the restaurant, shoving items off shelves at the Toy Store, and seen reading and not paying at the book store, which has no damage seen on the inside whatsoever.
* YouFailPhysicsForever: In one episode, Kirby prevents a planet-sized, sun-like meteor from crashing into Pop Star...by shooting a few cannonballs at it. [[FlatWhat What.]]
* AscendedToCarnivorism: The Sheepwolf.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: [[spoiler: If there are bad dreams, then Nightmare will continue to exist.]]
* AstralCheckerBoardDecor: [[spoiler: In Nightmare's lair, where he makes the Demon Beasts/Monsters.]]
* AttackItsWeakPoint: A common strategy used against Demon Beasts/Monsters.
* AWeightyAesop: The anime has an episode entitled "Fitness Fiend", which involves Dedede trying to make super-fattening, addictive potato chips. Unfortunately, ''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard he]]'' ends up falling victim to their effect, along with Kirby!
* TheBadGuyWins: As stated in some flashbacks, it's implied that Holy Nightmare Corporation/Nightmare Enterprises invaded and took over other planets. Successfully.
* BalloonBelly: Hoboy... let's just say Kirby and Dedede take this to [[UpToEleven ridiculous extremes]] in Episode 61 Fitness Fiend and leave it at that.
* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: In one episode, Escargoon gets posessed by a monster that makes everyone forget who he is, and Meta Knight was more than happy to suggest that ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption.
** In episode 19, Meta Knight tells the story of how his best friend was kidnapped by demon beasts and [[DemonicPossession possessed]], [[spoiler:forcing Meta Knight to kill him.]] Later, Kirby fights and subdues [[spoiler: Knuckle Joe]] for the same reason.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Waddle Doo hints that this is the reason why the Waddle Dees follow King Dedede--once they're shown a little bit of hospitality, they'll settle down. [[spoiler: This is also the reason why Sword and Blade chose to follow Meta Knight.]]
* BerserkButton: According to Customer Service, try to train a certain fire-breathing wolf-like MonsterOfTheWeek and he'll burn you up with his fire attacks.
** One look at Fumu-tan of the Stars and slowly, but surely, Fumu/Tiff takes her anger out on the Otakus who made it.
* BigEater: Take a wild guess.
* BigLittleMan: At the end, [[spoiler:it turns out that Nightmare Enterprises' salesman, seen only chest-upward on a screen up to that point, has little more than feet beyond that.]]
* TheBigRace
* BonusEpisode: A special eight-minute short was released on the Wii Channel in Japan. It was dubbed and available on Nintendo Video for Nintendo3DS, three years after its original release.
* {{Brainwashed}}: In "Un-Reality TV", Dedede brainwashes the Cappies using television. In "Don't Bank On It", he brainwashes the Cappies into liking him and giving him money, using voodoo dolls.
* BrownNote: Kirby's [[DreadfulMusician Mike ability]] is even ''more'' powerful than in the games. When he uses it, [[OhCrap his own allies run for the hills]], the MonsterOfTheWeek explodes, and massive property damage is caused.
* TheCaligula: King Dedede. His castle has his face displayed all over the place, the only thing he ever does as king is find ways to take advantage of the Cappies by heavily taxing them, and orders [[EldritchAbomination monsters]] from a [[MegaCorp nightmarish evil corporation]] [[ForTheEvulz to make everyone miserable, or just to beat Kirby]].
* CallingYourAttacks: Kirby combined it with GratuitousEnglish; this was removed in the dub.
** Knuckle Joe does it too, even in the dub.
* TheCameo: Escargoon, Max Flexer, Captain Doo, and Customer Service appear briefly in ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack''. So far, they're the only anime-specific characters to ever appear in the games.
* CanonForeigner: Tiff, Tuff, Escargoon, Customer Service, etc. The cappies are an interesting variant; they were minor enemies in the games, but here they lack their eponymous caps and fill the role of humans as townspeople.
** Escargoon had a split second cameo in one of ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'''s mini games, but aside from that, he has yet to make a true appearance in the games.
* CanonImmigrant:
** Of all things: the spear-wielding Waddle Dees make appearances in ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse'', ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Ultra'' and ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn''. Bandana Dee even takes one up in his playable appearance in ''Videogame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' along with a spear ability for Kirby.
*** Bandana Dee's signature move in ''[[Videogame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand Return to Dream Land]]'', twirling his spear like a helicopter blade to fly, originates from the episode where Dedede sells off his Waddle Dees in attempt to pay his debts back to Nightmare.
** Some of the ability moves that Kirby used on the monsters made their way in future titles. For example, Needle Kirby didn't function exactly like it did in the games during the original airing date of the anime. Needle Kirby shoots needles out of his hat rather than extending the needles. However in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' the needle ability got an expanded move list, and one of those moves is shooting needles out of Kirby's body via mashing the D-Pad or shaking the Wii Remote.
** If inanimate objects count, then the design for Dedede's castle. ''Squeak Squad'' even features the monster transporter.
** Anime Halberd also makes it to ''Squeak Squad''.
** Dedede's tendency to add -zoi to the end of his lines in the Japanese version of the anime is also used in the Japanese narration of ''Videogame/KirbysEpicYarn''. Kirby likewise says poyo during some events in ''Videogame/KirbysEpicYarn'' and ''Videogame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', and uses the word exclusively in ''Videogame/KirbyMassAttack''.
** Escargoon, Customer Service, Chef Shiitake, Max Flexer and Captain Waddle Doo have cameos in ''Videogame/KirbyMassAttack''.
** Water Kirby is an official copy ability in ''Videogame/KirbysReturnToDreamland''. Kabuki Kirby is also made official in ''Videogame/KirbyMassAttack''.
** Galaxia, Meta Knight's sword, has its pronged appearance (originating from the anime) in ''Amazing Mirror'' [[spoiler:apparently]] and ''[[SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros Brawl]]''. As well, art for Meta Knight has had him carrying a pronged, golden sword, even if his sprite doesn't; often or not now, his sword is just gold. Additionally, the sword was first referred to as Galaxia in the anime and the name has been used since ''Brawl''.
** Outside of Japan, the official logo of the ''Kirby'' series [[http://s14.postimg.org/ec18ufzwx/kirby_logo_change.png was changed to match the anime's US logo]].
* CasualInterstellarTravel: Via the Demon Beast/Monster transporter.
** The main characters also pull it off in the SeriesFinale [[spoiler: using the Halberd and a [[OurWormholesAreDifferent wormhole]].]]
* CatchPhrase: "Kirby, inhale it!" / "Kirby, suck it up!" and "Come, Warp Star!" / "Kabu, send the Warp Star!"
** The original Japanese version has King Dedede's "[[ThisIsUnforgivable Unforgiveable!]]" as his catch phrase.
* [[ShowWithinAShow Channel Within A Show]]: Channel DDD.
** Dedede of the Stars and Fumu of the Stars as well.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the first few episodes of the original, Escargo(o)n was referred to as 'Dr. Escargon', possibly implying that the producers were going to make him off to be a sophisticated guy rather than just Dedede's lackey. [[CharacterCheck Shades of this characterization do come back]] when he develops robots, vehicles, and even a NME-equivalent injection that turns ordinary creatures into monsters.
** Kirby himself, too. In the first episode when he fights the first monster, he turns blue when weakened and Meta Knight explains that simply by seeing his Warp Star, Kirby will be able to regain his energy back. The Warp Star makes a return in almost every episode after it, but Kirby turning blue does not.
* ChekhovsGun: The pendant that Knuckle Joe inherits from his father.
** The WallOfWeapons in Meta Knight's room.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The animal friends only appear in a few other episodes after their introduction and have little bearing on the plot. This mirrors their in-game appearances.
* CombatCommentator: Meta Knight always seems to be on hand to tell us about whatever new form Kirby's taken.
** To an extent, Fumu/Tiff and Bun/Tuff as well, whenever Meta Knight isn't around.
* ConspicuousCG: All over the place, especially during Kirby's transformation sequences. For half of the show, Dedede and Escargoon are CG, and Kirby is almost ''always'' CG (with a few exceptions, of course). Dedede's cape/robe ''does'' manage to avert NoFlowInCGI however.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] subtly in an episode involving different ways of animating.
** Dyna Blade's appearances had her in '''nothing''' but CGI, and with a more realistic style. Considering she's an almost-godlike being, the effect isn't jarring.
** The show switched to an AllCGICartoon with the Nintendo3DS short, though considering that 2D doesn't translate well to 3D, it works.
* CoolAirship: [[spoiler: The ''Halberd''.]]
* CoolCar: Dedede's tank, which makes him look like some kind of a Third-World dictator, later replaced by a limousine equipped with ''[[DropTheHammer hammers]]''.
** In a WackyRacing two-parter, all the main characters get one. The limo that Dedede and Escargoon order from Holy Nightmare/Nighmare Enterprises [[ContinuityNod replaces their original tank for the rest of the series.]]
* CoolChair: King Dedede owns one.
* CoolPlane: Kirby's Starship. It also converts into a CoolCar, which he uses in the WackyRacing episode.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Customer Service.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Despite the ridiculously cute characters and peaceful setting, the backstory and Meta Knight's origin is a ''hell'' of a lot darker than you'd expect. Mostly {{Bowdlerised}} in the dub, but it's still there.
** Plus the fact that there's an evil organization trying to terrorize Pop Star, and Meta Knight's almost the only one still alive who knows the truth. Everyone else is quite ignorant (including Kirby most of the time).
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Kirby will get the stuffing beaten out of him at the start of most fights, he's a baby and will do nearly anything to get food, even if it's clearly a trap, but once he inhales and copies something, ''you're flat out done for''. In some cases he even one hit KO's his foes; [[spoiler: this extends to [[BigBad Nightmare]].]]
* CrypticBackgroundReference: The origin of Star Warriors - even though Kirby himself is supposed to be one, the exact details are never explained. [[http://kirbysrainbowresort.net/info/anime/story/sw_gsa.html Here's a rundown of what's given.]]
* CueTheSun: [[spoiler: The series ends with a shot of all the characters looking towards the sunrise.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: Just like in the games, the Scarfies in Episode 56. They start out cute, then turn aggressive and attack everybody. Thanks to Hammer Kirby, however, they revert back to their original cuteness again.
** Squishy in Episode 73 as well. It starts out as a cute little immobile piece of sushi in the form of a tiny squid, but after Kirby hiccups on it, it grows into a huge, hulking {{Kraken}}-like Demon Beast / monster with glaring yellow eyes and black irises.
** Then there's Episode 95, where Kirby gets possessed by a Demon Frog and turns into Devil Kirby, a psychotic version of himself with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and little demon wings. Then Dedede gets possessed and becomes a hulking, muscular psycho version of himself with the same features as Devil Kirby.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Meta Knight.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Early on in the series Meta Knight seems to be just a very [[TheStoic stoic]] bystander with an ambiguous morality. Once his motivations are revealed in episode 4, you find out that he's really on Kirby's side.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The third Knuckle Joe episode as well as the SeriesFinale.
* DarkestHour: Happens a lot to Kirby in so many episodes, especially during several parts of the five-part SeriesFinale.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Being an episodic series, almost every character in the main cast (and even some inanimate objects, like Kirby's Warp Star) had at least one episode dedicated to them.
* DeathByNewberyMedal: [[spoiler:Kirby's robot puppy in episode 15.]]
* DemonicPossession: A common tactic of the Demon Beasts/Monsters.
** In episode 88, the replacement shell that Escargoon orders from NME turns him temporarily into a monster.
** In episode 95, a frog monster possesses Kirby and forces him to harass Cappy Town.
** In episode 19, we learn that [[spoiler: Knuckle Joe's father was possessed by Nightmare, forcing Meta Knight to kill him. Joe himself becomes possessed later in the episode, but manages to fight it off.]]
* DoggedNiceGuy: Kine, to Fumu. Even when the former is an ''ocean sunfish'', he still manages to do this.
* DressingAsTheEnemy: In episode 66, when the Pengi come to Pupupuland/Cappy Town, Kirby and co. make Pengi costumes in order to escape the jail cell they're held captive in.
** Amazingly enough, not only did Fumu/Tiff, Bun/Tuff, and Kirby did this (with badly made costumes), somehow, ''Meta Knight'' made a much better costume, and even had the same idea, but took it a level above; ''he posed as a guard for them.''
* DubInducedPlotHole: Various times, the dub will mention children having homework, despite there being no school until the episodes where Dedede establishes schools. Then the schools blow up, and are [[JustForPun dismissed]], yet homework still gets brought up.
* DubNameChange: First the title, [[KirbyOfTheStars Hoshi no Kirby]] (often translated as Kirby of the Stars) to ''KirbyRightBackAtYa''. Then, every single episode name. And then:
** The main areas. Pupu Village became Cappytown and Pupupuland became Dreamland. The latter is done in the games as well, and so the change of Pupu Village to Cappytown isn't too far-fetched either, considering the whole town is populated mostly by cappies!
** Fumu to Tiff
** Bun to Tuff
** Escargon to Escargoon. It's debatable if this even counts, since the spelling (at least) is so similar one could be taken as a typo of the other..
** Holy Nightmare Corporation to Nightmare Enterprises
** Nightmare to eNeMeE (though occasionally the show still called him Nightmare)
** Lololo and Lalala to Fololo and Falala, losing a bit of the shout out to {{Eggerland}}
** Lola to Fofa
** Parm and Memu to Sir Ebrum and Lady Like
** Borun to Bookem
** Sato to Buttercup
** Oosaka to Shiitake
** Dakonyo to Kit Cosmos
** A special mention to this trio of kids: Honey keeps her name, but Iroo and Hohhe are changed - Iroo becomes Spikehead and Hohhe is called Iroo!
** Chilidog to Wolfwrath
** Boukyakku to Erasem
** Noseman to Honker Stomper
** A ghost called Urameshiya in the original who appears to have no name whatsoever in the dub.
** Meta Knight is originally ''Sir'' Meta Knight, but this is dropped in the dub.
*** In the Italian dub, Cappytown is further changed into Zeetown, and also Sword and Blade Knight are renamed Edge and Sharpe Knight (the latter happens in games too)
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the episode where the village kids collect figurines, some characters that appear as figurines are never mentioned again until they play a part in the SeriesFinale.
* EldritchAbomination: The monsters/demon beasts. [[spoiler: Kirby himself is implied to be one of them turned good.]]
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Holy [=NightMare=] Corporation/[=NightMare=] Enterprises alters a meteor's path into a [[ColonyDrop collision course]] with Dreamland ''just to eliminate Kirby''.
* EnigmaticMinion: Meta Knight, who works for Dedede, but even he doesn't trust him.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Escargoon's mother appeared in one episode. He was even willing to protect her from monsters! (Now if only we could've seen her more often.)
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even if he's more of a villainous character than in the games, King Dedede still considers Nightmare to be [[AffablyEvil an eviler force]] than he is.
** While Yamikage betrayed the Galaxy Soldier Army to side with Nightmare, and has a grudge with Meta Knight (and now Kirby), he hints that he still retains his honor, considering that he says that he's not a thief and won't steal anything save for a ninja scroll that Dedede had stolen from Curio and that Benikage had stolen back from him, Kirby and the gang [[spoiler:(which was really Benikage's failing report card)]].
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: One episode has the characters going through a world of dinosaurs created by a mad scientist (actually a MonsterOfTheWeek and a ShoutOut to ''Literature/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''), with the added twist of the dinosaurs having the protagonists' DNA. On a general note, it's a parody of ''Film/JurassicPark'', complete with a kitchen scene.
** DinosaursAreDragons: Two instances where dinosaurs breath fire, both justified. One occurrence is in Dedede's dream, and the other when Dinosaur Kirby attacks everyone. He inhales a torch and gets the fire copy ability.
* EverythingsBetterWithNinjas: Episode 24.
* EvilLaugh: Done very often by both Dedede and Escargo[o]n.
* EvilTeacher: In one episode, Dedede makes a school and forces all the villagers to either be taught or be teachers. However, as a trick, a special cap, when worn, turned you into this.
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* FacelessMasses: The Cappies.
* FamedInStory: Meta Knight, which amuses him. He finds it even funnier when he is made into one of a series of rare collectable figurines.
* {{Fanservice}}: Fumu-tan of the Stars.
* FlashbackNightmare: Noddys cause these.
* FoodPorn: Episodes featuring Kawasaki or similar premises inevitably have some mouthwatering food that Kirby chows down on.
* ForgedByTheGods: Meta Knight's sword, [[NamedWeapons Galaxia.]]
* ForTheEvulz: Dedede likes [[PokeThePoodle causing trouble and making other people's lives as miserable as he possibly can]]. Why? Just because he thinks it's fun.
** King Dedede also heavily taxes the citizens of Cappy Town... just so he can buy monsters to quell his boredom.
** Nightmare spends his time creating Demon Beasts / monsters and sending them to terrorize and conquer planets just because he loves doing so.
* {{Fortuneteller}}: Mabel, though she admits that she's more of a counselor.
* FreakyFridayFlip: In episode 9, done by the demon beast Kittari-Hattari. Much hilarious antics ensue.
* FriendlyEnemy: Not all the demon beasts/monsters are evil to begin with.
* FunWithAcronyms: In the dub, NME (for '''N'''ight'''M'''are '''E'''nterprises). [[DontExplainTheJoke It sounds like "enemy".]]
** The localized series name, ''Kirby: Right Back At Ya'', abbreviated as "[=KRBaY=]", sounds a lot like the name of the series' protagonist.
* GenkiGirl: Fumu/Tiff.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The infamous [[{{Gainaxing}} Bouncy]] Tiff. One scene in the English dub featuring normal-sized Kirby on a miniature set added a reference to steroids (surprising, considering that 4Kids usually shies away from this kind of thing).
** Though this isn't to say the dub wasn't edited down at all - the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynRbrArgink original]] seemed to have a lot more on the innuendo side.
** Also, in episode 11 the food critic's book is entitled ''A Crock Of [[LastSecondWordSwap Shiitake]]''.
** One episode had a PsychoShowerMurderParody. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heLuiMJPLCM Yes, really]].
* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Fumu/Tiff
* GiveMeASword: In episode 3, Meta Knight throws Kirby a sword before challenging him to a duel, [[MythologyGag just like he does in the]] [[{{Kirby}} games]].
* GranolaGirl: Fumu/Tiff.
* GRatedDrug: An energy drink featured in episode 80 that had the effect of instant steroids.
* GreatOffscreenWar: Which apparently wiped out a species or three.
* GreenAesop: But handled in such a [[WorldOfHam ham-tastic]] and {{Anvilicious}} way that it's more of a joke than an actual {{Aesop}}.
* HappyEnding: [[spoiler:In the 100th and final episode, Nightmare is defeated by Kirby through the use of the Star Rod, Nightmare's fortress is blown up by everyone through the use of a time bomb planted on the company's Demon Beast/monster transmitter, Pupu Village/Cappy Town has been rebuilt, and everyone happily goes back to their normal lives. And in addition, Dakonyo/Kit Cosmos appears to be staying with everyone in the village]].
** [[spoiler:[[AlasPoorVillain As for King Dedede and Escargoon, of course]], their castle is still a wreck and they don't even have any way of buying any more monsters, not even via cell phone. Can also alternate between this trope and a BittersweetEnding both for said reason and as Nightmare said in the Japanese version that he would return AsLongAsThereIsEvil]].
* HawaiianShirtedTourist: In episode 48, a bunch of these go sightseeing in Pupupu Village/Cappy Town.
* HeelFaceTurn: Knuckle Joe. He even changes colour when he does so, [[MythologyGag reflecting how "helper" characters have a different colour scheme in the games]].
* HeroicBSOD: In the episode "Sentimental Kirby"/"Kirby Takes the Cake", Kirby wants to play with everyone only to discover that nobody wants to play with him. When he goes to Tokkori to tell him that nobody is willing to play with him, Tokkori shows what a dick he is by telling him that nobody likes him. That's where Kirby's Blue Screen of Death comes in, as he packs up some of his stuff and runs away to the Valley of Kabu. What Kirby doesn't know, however, is that the real reason why nobody wanted to play with him was because nobody wanted to see him mess up their preparations for his one-year anniversary of crash-landing in Cappy Town, and he doesn't boot back up until Meta Knight and Tokkori remind him that everyone is really worried about him and they're all wishing for him to come back home.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Before Kirby came along, Meta Knight was a high-ranking member of a LaResistance movement, as well as the last survivor of a previous war.
* HiddenDepths: ''Everyone''. Mainly this is because of the series' episodic nature, lending to everyone getting their own [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight]] at some point.
** For example: That old, meek and frail postman from the village? [[spoiler:He's a retired BadassBiker.]]
** Waddle Doo can speak at least three languages (the local tongue, Waddle Dee, and some foreign Cappy creatures).
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: King Dedede's plans to get rid of Kirby often comes back to bite him. In one episode, he orders pillows from Nightmare Enterprises to sell to citizens where they'll have nightmares that will make them attack Kirby; Dedede and Escargoon try the pillows out themselves. In another, Dedede eats some chips he ordered from Nightmare to use against Kirby, and ends up getting so fat that the Waddle Dees have to knock his door off its hinges to get him out.
* HomoeroticSubtext: Escargoon is heavily implied to have a man-crush on his boss in Japanese ''and'' English - the dub team picked up on this and gave him a Paul Lynde-esque voice that makes things even more blatant.
-->'''Escargon''': (to Dedede) Did you forget [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar that night]] when we promised to each other we would never become separated?
* HonestJohnsDealership: Customer Service... though really, the company is called Holy Nightmare Corporation. [[WhoWouldBeStupidEnough You'd have to be pretty stupid or determined to buy any monsters fr--]] wait...
** And in the dub, it's [=NightMare=] Enterprises-- which abbreviates (sort of) as N.M.E.
* HumanFocusedAdaptation: Seeing that Kirby can't talk, and the humanoid Tiff is pretty much Kirby's spokesperson, this was inevitable.
* HumanoidAliens: Discussed in the episode where Dedede learns to appreciate art. Tiff sees a painting of the Mona Lisa and is surprised by how it looks, meaning that humans are considered aliens to the people of Dream Land.
* HyperspaceMallet: Dedede often [[DropTheHammer pulls his hammer out of nowhere]] as another tactic to "get" Kirby.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Tiff.
* InstantExpert: Kirby, after he copies an ability.
* InterspeciesRomance: And an in-universe CrackPairing -- in one episode, Whispy Woods falls in love with a flower.
** And in another, Kine, an ''ocean sunfish'', goes on a date with Fumu/Tiff.
* IOwnThisTown: King Dedede, but the real person in charge of the village below his castle is probably the Mayor.
* {{Jerkass}}: Tokkori. Duh.
** King Dedede as well. In fact, compared to the games, he takes this trope UpToEleven. Although he does soften up as the series progresses.
* KiAttacks: The SwordBeam. In the Japanese version Meta Knight explains it as "focusing the energy in your soul and letting it out in one attack", which was obviously left out in the dub.
** Knuckle Joe and Fighter Kirby use [[KamehameHadoken Hadouken]].
* {{Kimodameshi}}: In a two-episode story arc.
* KnightOfCerebus: The Destrayers in the SeriesFinale are much more powerful than any Demon Beast/monster Kirby's faced before. ''One of them even broke off a piece of his Warp Star!''
** Before that, there were the Mumbies. While not nearly giving off as much drama as the Destrayers, the Mumbies are vicious and competent indeed; the Mumbies that fought against Kirby even gave him one of his {{Darkest Hour}}s and even produced pure terror.
** And before that, there was Amon, who, unlike previous villains and Demon Beasts/monsters, also showed impressive competence as he took control of the sheep and used them to take over Pupu Village / Cappy Town and Castle Dedede, as well as in his fight against Kirby where he would've given the cute spud a run for his money had it not been for Fumu / Tiff calling the sheep back with Mayor Len's shepherd's whistle.
* {{Kodomomuke}}
* LandfillBeyondTheStars: Customer Service makes Dedede's kingdom one when he forgets to pay his debts.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Dedede and Escoragoon get's hit with this every single time at the end of each episode.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: One episode features a book called ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone Pappy Pottey and the Fool's Stone]]'' and a broom-themed monster disguised as Creator/JKRowling.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In the Japanese version, the Kirby Quiz episode had this exchange after a particularly tricky question:
-->'''Dedede:''' That question was too hard.\\
'''Customer Service:''' Now now, if you got up early every week to watch the show, you'd know these things!
* LethalChef: Chef Kawasaki gets a bad rap in Cappy Town because of this. Cook Kirby inherits it.
* LetsGetDangerous: Kirby tends to spend most of the time acting like a toddler, but [[TookALevelInBadass once he copies an ability]], he seems to have an instinctive grasp of it.
* LordErrorProne: One episode features an {{Expy}} of Don Quixote, complete with fighting windmill monsters, except the chivalric novels are replaced with comic books.
* LostWeddingRing: One episode ("Parm and Memu's Ring Story"/"The Thing About the Ring") is about Fumu/Tiff's dad trying to give his spouse her engagement ring, which he always lost one way or another every time their wedding anniversary came around.
* LovecraftLite: The anime expands on this point from the games, since at the bottom line it's still about a TheOnlyOne trying to overthrow the EvilOverlord and the MegaCorp by fighting their {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
* LuckyTranslation: In one episode of the original, Tokkori says "sono tokkori da", a pun on the phrase ''"sono toori da"'' (that's right). The fansubbers were lucky enough to make this "Exact-tokko-ly".
* ManChild: Let's just say Dedede acts a lot younger than he is.
* MegaCorp: Holy Nightmare Corporation/[=NightMare=] Enterprises.
* MindControlEyes: The Cappies in "Un-Reality TV".
* MonochromePast
* MonsterOfTheWeek: The Demon Beasts/Monsters from Holy Nightmare / [=NightMare=] Enterprises. At first, they're intentionally purchased by Dedede to attack Kirby, but later on, Dedede starts buying other items which are simply Monsters/Demon Beasts in disguise.
* MookLieutenant: Waddle Doo's main role is to command the Waddle Dee armies, and be their "voice."
* MrAltDisney: One episode had Dedede teaming up with a famous cartoonist named [[OsamuTezuka Owalt]] [[WaltDisney Desinay]] (Dis Walney in the dub) [[spoiler: who turns out to be a monster in disguise.]]
* {{Muggles}}: The cappies, and everyone else that lives in the village below Dedede's castle.
* MundaneUtility: Most of the Demon Beasts/Monsters, but their main motive is always to kill Kirby and cause destruction.
** Sometimes enforced by Dedede; once he summoned a dentist monster, but backed out when he was told it didn't use painkillers. He eventually got it to attack Kirby... but it could only do something like rip out teeth, which Kirby had none of.
* MythArc: Believe it or not it has one. It's surprisingly well done too, being built up slowly and subtly throughout the series.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation: Holy Nightmare/Nightmare Enterprises.
* NeverSayDie: In his own words, Dedede wants to "clobbah" or "get" Kirby, but not kill him, apparently. (Then again, that's not his intention in the Japanese version either.)
** Then in one episode he ''does.'' [[spoiler: So he thinks.]]
** Subverted in the backstory, and in the present in a certain way; 95% of the monsters ''do indeed die'', but it's mostly from explosions, clean deaths, or disappearing off screen. Also, it's stated that Nightmare destroyed the Galaxy Solider Army, as well as plenty of Meta Knight's comrades, but it was never shown on-screen.
** Inverted in the finale; in the Japanese version Nightmare gives an AsLongAsThereIsEvil speech as he disintegrates, but in the dub he just screams.
* NiceHat: Kirby gets one every time he transforms into an ability. Abilities that don't have hats in the games, like Crash, are given hats anyway.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: In the 4Kids dub, Lady Like sounds just like Eva Gabor, and Ted Lewis uses a Paul Lynde impression for Escargoon and a [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Foghorn Leghorn]] voice with GeorgeWBush-style illiteracy for Dedede.
** One episode has a [[Literature/HarryPotter J K Rowling]] counterpart, and another has a ShoutOut to the Japanese soldier who was holed up on an island long after WW2 was over.
** The monster that gives Kirby and Dedede a forced workout (after they ate all those chips and actually leads to Kirby BARFING up the chips) was probably supposed to resemble Richard Simmons. If nothing else, it echoed his enthusiasm for exercise.
* NoOSHACompliance: The [[NightmarishFactory factory]] that King Dedede builds in episode 28.
* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Said by a background character in the beginning of episode 10.
* OffModel: Parodied full-on in episode 49. Played straight in some other instances though, mainly with coloring issues.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:Even though he still wears the evil grinning expression on his face, Nightmare gets one once he sees Kirby take control of his [[WeaksauceWeakness one weakness]], the Star Rod]].
** MassOhCrap: In "Sentimental Kirby"/"Kirby Takes the Cake", every one of the villagers gets this when King Dedede comes to ruin their preparations for Kirby's first anniversary of crash-landing in the village (which he thought was their rebellion against him).
--->'''Mayor Len''': (seeing Dedede arrive to attack their preparations for Kirby's anniversary) Oh no, it's King Dedede!
* TheOnlyOne: Kirby, one of the few remaining Star Warriors after the aforementioned LaResistance was wiped out.
* OnlySaneMan: Meta Knight.
** Tiff/Fumu as well.
* OppositeSexClone: Dedede & Escargoon's female selves in an episode with a monster called Slice n' Splice that split people into opposite-sex halves.
** Lololo and Lalala are [[spoiler: permanently set this way, since they're two opposite halves of the same being.]]
* OutOfFocus: Kirby. Tiff/Fumu has a tendency to upstage him, as she can speak coherently, and her personality is shown more than Kirby's.
** Kirby is still the star for action scenes and comic relief.
** It's amazingly subverted with Meta Knight; intentionally, Meta Knight usually takes two or three episodes of breaks, not appearing or even being mentioned, even if the plot would require Meta Knight just to give a direction to the heroes!
* OxygenatedUnderwaterBubbles: In the episode where Kine falls in love with Fumu, Kine blows a bubble to prevent her and Kirby from drowning.
* PainPoweredLeap: Near the end of the episode with the Dedede dolls in it, Tiff buries one of the said Dedede dolls in the ground to prevent it from menacing anyone, since the doll's movements are actually based on King Dedede's own movements. This results in King Dedede nosediving into the ground as well, but then a mole shows up and bites the doll, causing King Dedede to leap back out screaming in pain.
* ParentalBonus: There are many references to old movies, popular culture and current events.
* PilotEpisode: Made to celebrate the release of ''Kirby Air Ride'' in Japan. It can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXHME5248pM here.]]
* PortalNetwork: The Demon Beast/Monster transporter. [[spoiler: In the final episode, the characters who left Dream Land on the Halberd use it to come back home after the Halberd gets destroyed.]]
* ProductPlacement: The three-part finale, as well as the ''Crisis of the Warpstar'' two-parter showcased various Air Ride machines from ''Kirby Air Ride''
* PsychoShowerMurderParody: Almost shot-for-shot in episode 46 (53 in the dub), with a paranoid Dedede as the "murderer", Escargoon as the victim, and red paint in lieu of blood. It even has PsychoStrings!
* PunchClockVillain: Waddle Dees and Waddle Doo only follow Dedede out of obligation, and have no real malice against any of the heroes. After Dedede and Escargoon abandon a bunch of foreign tourists, Waddle Doo remains behind to help translate orders to them to help kriby.
* PunnyName: Sir Ebrum (cerebrum) and Lady Like (ladylike).
* ReadingsAreOffTheScale: King Dedede's debts to NME.
* RecapEpisode: Episode 64 in both the dub and the original, which doubles as a [[ShowWithinAShow quiz show]].
* ReferenceOverdosed: See ShoutOut below.
* ResetButton: Lasting damage to anything in the show ([[LaserGuidedKarma especially Castle Dedede]], which collapsed completely due to [[DreadfulMusician Mike Kirby]] ''twice'') is usually undone and everything's normal by the following episode. [[spoiler: There are a few key exceptions to this, however, such as the SeriesFinale]].
* LaResistance: The Star Warriors and the Galaxy Soldier Army.
* RopeBridge: In one of the GreenAesop episodes, King Dedede and Escargoon fall off one of these after Dedede stomps on it in frustation.
* RoleReprisal: In the special "Kirby 3D" episode, almost the entire voice cast from the dub returned to voice their characters. The sole exception is the [[AuthorExistenceFailure departed]] Creator/MaddieBlaustein, so the voice of Chef Kawasaki was [[TheOtherDarrin recast]].
* {{Rule 34}}: Infamous on [[ImageBoards 4Chan]] due to a certain anonymous artist who would frequently post explicit gay porn of Dedede, Escargoon, and Customer Service.
* ShesAManInJapan: Galaxia's voice in episode 60 was male. For reasons unknown, the voice was female in the dub.
* ShoutOut: Lots. Some are [[WholePlotReference whole episode references]] to movies like ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject'', ''[[{{Kaiju}} Mothra]]'', ''Film/JurassicPark'', ''Film/TheBirds'', and ''Film/{{Frankenstein|1931}}''. Furthermore, in episode 71, most of the main cast go on a boat trip and get [[Literature/TheBible swallowed by a whale]]. There's even an episode where Mabel gathers a cult following and ''[[Literature/TheBible parts the sea.]]''
** A more complete list can be seen [[http://www.kirbysrainbowresort.net/info/anime/episode/satire.html here.]]
* SigilSpam: Holy Nightmare/Nightmare Enterprises puts their logo on every product they can.
** And yes, [[TooDumbtoLive this]] '''[[TooDumbtoLive is]]''' [[TooDumbtoLive ignored by the cast at one point.]]
* SliceOfLife: This anime can be summed up as half Kirby kicking ass, half slice of the townspeople's life under an illegitimate monarchy, and a dose of subtle satire and social commentary.
* SmartBomb: The Crash ability, but unlike [[BrownNote Mike]], it kills only enemies, instead of destroying everything in sight.
* SmugSnake: While not really a villain whatsoever, Tokkori does have his moments of showing off his arrogant, pompous, and selfish behavior, which is enough to annoy both other characters and the audience.
* SoBadItsGood: {{In-universe}}. In the dub, Tiff calls Dedede's self-made cartoon (''Dedede: Comin' at Ya'', or ''Dedede of the Stars'' in the original) this. Fans have theorized this might also be a bit of SelfDeprecation on [[FourKidsEntertainment 4KiDS's]] part.
* SpiceUpTheSubtitles: The fansubs done by ''Kirby' s Rainbow Resort''. Case in point, they made the robot Escargon drop a PrecisionFStrike.
* StockFootage: The shot of Kirby's Warp Star summoned from Kabu, which appears in nearly every single episode.
* [[StormingTheCastle Storming the Spacestation]]: The three part series finale.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Kabu in the original.
* StrictlyFormula: Most, if not all of the episodes that aren't either two-parters or the finale will go as follows:
** Kirby and his friends live their happy lives. Dedede acts stupid and orders a monster. Demon beast attacks. Kirby inhales and copies its power. Demon beast is defeated. [[StatusQuoIsGod Kirby and his friends return to living their happy lives]]. Still, even the two-parters and the finale still have the same exact sequence from 'Demon beast attacks' to the end.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Escargoon looks ''exactly'' like his mom. This makes even [[TheStoic Meta Knight]] laugh.
* SubordinateExcuse: The Waddle Dees only serve King Dedede because they want to [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe return the hospitality that was given to them.]]
* SugarApocalypse: The entire SeriesFinale.
* SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom: This has to be the only reason King Dedede ordered monsters from ''Holy'' Nightmare. Doesn't help that a few of the soon-to-be [[BiggerIsBetter gigantic enemies]] ''are'' [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter pretty cute]] [[KillerRabbit at first]], and some of them are even CuteAndPsycho.
** The dub doesn't have this, of course...making Dedede look like more of an idiot in the process, if it was possible.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: While all of the signs that appear in the anime are written originally in proper English, some [[FreezeFrameBonus blink-and-miss]] frames aren't as good.
* SwissArmyWeapon: A one-shot ActionGirl character has a [[MoreDakka machine gun]]/sword/[[KillItWithFire flamethrower]]/grappling hook/missle launcher. Seriously.
** [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot And then Meta Knight grabs it...]]
* TakeThatUs: The "MrAltDisney" episode tries to have Fumu/Tiff explain how bad it is to abuse motion capture and CGI over hand drawn animation...even though the show has tons of ConspicuousCG.
* TakeUpMySword: A non-lethal example--In episode 26, Meta Knight falls unconscious and Kirby takes his sword in order to defeat the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* TeleportersAndTransporters: The monster delivery system.
* TerribleArtist: In one episode, Dedede recruits the entire cast to [[ShowWithinAShow make an anime]]. Half the episode is actually an interesting insight into how cartoons are made, but once it's actually completed, HilarityEnsues.
* ThemeTuneCameo: Kirby sings the first opening when he transforms into Mike Kirby, a parody of it also shows up in the episode where King Dedede makes his own anime series.
** The second opening appears as a ringtone for Dedede's cellphone in the SeriesFinale.
** At one point in the original, Bun and his friends paint graffiti on Dedede's castle walls while singing the EndingTheme.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Fumu and Bun, localized as Tiff and Tuff (they aren't even twins!). Lololo/Fololo and Lalala/Falala may also be examples (also not twins, but [[spoiler: two halves of the same being.]]).
* ThisCannotBe: Sirica utters this when, to her horror, she sees Kirisakin appear in the Valley of Kabu and make its way towards her and Kirby and co. Escargoon also screams this in an earlier episode when he finally realizes that nothing is making Dedede stop acting nice and get angry, despite not knowing that Togeira took away his ability to get angry.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: King Dedede, of course, has this as his {{Catchphrase}}.
* ThoseTwoGuys: King Dedede & Escargoon.
** Sword and Blade are straight examples.
* TooDumbToLive: More of a mild example, but the residents of Cappy Town have shades of this. King Dedede also has moments.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Watermelons for Kirby. Exploited in the two-part race episode; in order to get Kirby to participate, 2nd place prize is literally a pile of watermelons.
* TrainingFromHell: In episode 3, Meta Knight speed-trains Kirby to wield a sword... by [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beating the crap out of him]] and pointing out all his mistakes.
* TrainingThePeacefulVillagers: Discussed in the SeriesFinale.
* TheUnintelligible: Blade Knight in the dub.
** It seems the person doing the dub was trying to impersonate Music/OzzyOsbourne.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: In an episode where Bun decides to go on a crime spree to prevent the only cop in town from being fired.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: A trait inherited from the games. See LovecraftLite.
* VoodooDoll: The Dedede Dolls. Destroying one of them will actually cause King Dedede to fly up into space and past a planet shaped like him.
* WackyRacing: In a two-parter.
* WallOfWeapons: Meta Knight has one in his room; they are Sword and Blade's former weapons, which they hold to remind them of the day they met Meta Knight.
* WeakenedByTheLight: Exagerrated in the episode where the Mumbies appear--they're only active at night, but when the sun rises, they get vaporized when the sunlight hits them.
* WeaksauceWeakness: In the finale, Kirby [[spoiler: uses the Star Rod to reduce Nightmare to a [[OhCrap scared, panicking coward]] and obliterate him, causing him to disintegrate. As the cute pink spud himself does so, Nightmare complains that the Star Rod is his only weakness and that he is helpless against its overwhelming stellar power.]]
** Chilidog/Wolfwrath, one of the Demon Beasts/monsters made by Nightmare (and one of his most ferocious and powerful ones), also has one main weakness - naturally, since he's a fire monster said to be born in the Fires of Hell, his main weakness is water. Needless to say, once submerged in it, pretty much anything can finish him off. Kirby still slices it in half for good measure.
** Pretty much the exact opposite of Wolfwrath above, the monster called Reizou/Fridgy will melt into a huge pile of water if he gets burned enough by fire.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Dedede's kingdom as a whole.
** Kirby's Starship has a built-in monster sensor, causing him to crash-land in Dream Land in the first episode.
* WellDoneSonGuy: While Kirby isn't Meta Knight's son, the latter sometimes praises him for getting progressively stronger. Less often, he'll show pride in Knuckle Joe or Fumu.
* WeWillMeetAgain: A lot of the guest characters say this to Kirby near the end of the episode. [[PutOnABus Barely any of them come back.]]
* WhipItGood: Meta Knight uses a whip once, to save Kirby, Fumu, and Bun from falling. It is never shown or mentioned again.
* WhoWritesThisCrap: Meta Knight's reaction to Dedede's homebrew anime script.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The Sushi Shop.
* WiseTree: Kabu, although he's more of an oracle. For actual trees, there's Whispy Woods.
* WishfulProjection: Tiff assumes that, when this legendary Star Warrior Kirby steps out from his containment pod, he will be a tall prince with a slender figure and a sword, only for it to reveal it is actually a pink puffball that can't even speak. This literally shatters her mental image.
* WorldOfPun: Most of the dub's episode names are pun-based, and quite a bit of the dialogue is pun-heavy.
* YouKilledMyFather: Both Knuckle Joe and Silica initially blame Meta Knight for killing one of their parents and come to Pop Star to hunt him down.
* YouMonster: Knuckle Joe was consumed by hatred in his quest to avenge his father, which led him to do terrible things, such as trying to kill poor Kirby who wouldn't even fight back. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters That was more than enough reason for Meta Knight to call him a Demon Beast/monster.]] And that's not all - it's also possible to become a full monster yourself, as this was the perfect opportunity for Nightmare to turn him into a monster that could fire spikes at the cute pink spud.
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