Tropes relating to {{Kirby}} and his friends and foes. For anime-only characters and tropes only present to a character in ''KirbyRightBackAtYa'', go [[{{Characters/KirbyRightBackAtYa}} here.]] ''Videogame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' also has its own [[Characters/KirbysReturnToDreamLand character page]].

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!!'''Kirby'''
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-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land'' ([[GameBoy Game Boy]] 1992)
--> Voiced by: [[Creator/MakikoOhmoto Makiko Ohmoto]]

Kirby is a [[KidHero young]], pink WaddlingHead alien who [[BigEater likes to eat]] [[ExtremeOmnivore a lot]]. His [[CheerfulChild cheerful]] nature [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass hides]] [[BadassAdorable surprising strength]]. With a stretchy mouth and vacuum breath he is able to eat foes [[BlackHoleBelly even larger than himself]] and he can copy the [[PowerCopying powers]] of the [[CannibalismSuperpower things he has eaten]].

Tropes associated with Kirby:
* AmbiguousGender: Intended to be the case since Kirby and most characters of the series are not referred to with gender-specific pronouns in the Japanese versions. To English-speaking audiences, this was almost immediately tossed out the window when the localization team described Kirby as a "little boy" in the first game's instruction manual and apparently decided that calling him an "it" all the time would be tiresome. Masahiro Sakurai himself [[HandWave entertained]] the notion of Kirby (and [[PokemonRedAndBlue Pre-Generation II Pikachu]], for that matter) being female on the original ''SuperSmashBros'' developer's website, but the idea overall seems to have gone away in both official capacity and the fandom alike.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: TropeNamer. Nintendo of America loves to put angry eyebrows on his face for the covers and ads of the games.
* {{Badass}}: Don't let the fact that he's a puffball deter you, he (in some cases, literally) eats {{Eldritch Abomination}}s for breakfast.
** BadassAdorable: The current page picture for the VideoGames subpage.
* BigEater: Whenever he gets the chance to, such as the Gourmet Race in ''Kirby Super Star'' or the "[[LevelAte cake mountain]]" cutscene in ''Kirby's Epic Yarn''.
* BlackBeadEyes: earlier appearances. He now has dark blue irises but his eyes are still bead-like to the extent that ''Kirby's Epic Yarn'' [[ArtShift outright makes them beads]].
* BlackHoleBelly: Also the current page picture. Kirby can inhale things much bigger than himself and his mouth stretches to fit them. ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' gives him the Hypernova ability, which is pretty much this trope taken UpToEleven.
** PocketDimension: His stomach is implied to be one ''Kirby: Squeak Squad'' and the anime.
* BlushSticker: He has them all the time.
* BlowYouAway: When flying, Kirby can shoot a burst of air to damage a foe in front of him. Pretty much just an EmergencyWeapon. His inhale [[VacuumMouth ability]] also counts to some degree.
* BreathWeapon: See above.
* ButtMonkey: In any cinematic not related to the [[MonsterOfTheWeek current plot]], Kirby ''will'' get abused. Case in point, the world title cards in ''Dream Land'' and ''Adventure'', and the blooper reel in ''Super Star Ultra''.
* CatchPhrase: "Hi!"
** And in the anime, ([[RetCanon and later]] ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'', ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', and ''KirbyTripleDeluxe''), "Poyo!"
* CheerfulChild: He has the mannerisms of one.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Has shades of this, as shown in Kirby 64 and ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' where his immediate reaction to finding out someone's problem is to offer his aid to them.
* DeathGlare: Yes, you read that right. ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' has him briefly sporting one in Hypernova form right before he [[spoiler:vaporizes Queen Sectonia with her own reflected WaveMotionGun]].
** Also shoots a hilarious one at the camera when the tutorial calls him a "jolly fellow" in ''Super Star''.
* ExtremeOmnivore: There are a select few things he will not eat, such as the "fuzzy" worms from the Twin Woods boss, but for the most part, he is fine swallowing anything he can get into his mouth.
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:Subverted]]. In ''Amazing Mirror'', which has this for both Kirby and Meta Knight, [[spoiler:Shadow Kirby actually just wants to protect the Mirror World, much like Kirby to Dream Land.]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: [[BlobMonster Ironically]], his general behavior in the games outside of ''Kirby's Avalanche'' indicate something like this.
* TheHero: In ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards'' alongside Ribbon, Waddle Dee, Adeleine, and Dedede. Also in ''Return to Dream Land'' with Bandana Dee, Meta Knight. and Dedede.
* HeroicMime: In most games, he can't manage more than a "Hi!" or a "Poyo!" He does speak in ''Epic Yarn'', but only with narration. In earlier games, he narrated the instruction manual to the player, and in the Game Boy Advance games, the pause screen descriptions for his [[PowerCopying copy abilities]] is delivered in first person.
* KidHero: His [[VagueAge age]] is never specifically stated in the games, but his high pitched voice and childish mannerisms suggests he's young.
** The [[AlternateContinuity anime]] outright states that Kirby is an infant.
* KillerRabbit: Downplayed for the most part, where half of the creatures are cutesy but even the larger fiercer-looking things are likely to be eaten if they cross Kirby's path.
* NiceHat: Kirby gets one for almost every ability he can copy.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: He's rather infamous for unwittingly unleashing [[EldritchAbomination unspeakable horrors]]. Granted, half the time, [[PoorCommunicationKills no one tells him]] there's an unspeakable evil sealed up in the MacGuffin.
** He can also [[ATragedyOfImpulsiveness be rather impulsive]] when he believes someone has done something wrong.
* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: Kirby acting in a well-meaning but impulsive way and then having to fix the problems this caused is a recurring theme in the games.
** In ''Kirby's Adventure'', Kirby fights King Dedede and his minions to get the Star Rod back, thinking Dedede was acting selfishly by breaking the Star Rod. [[spoiler:King Dedede was actually trying to stop a much more evil entity known as Nightmare from using the rod's power.]] On the other hand, though [[spoiler:King Dedede meant well, his plan was short-sighted and made it impossible for the people of Dream Land to get restful sleep. Kirby came up with a much better solution in the end]].
** Most of ''Kirby: Squeak Squad's'' plot revolves around Kirby attempting to get back a homemade strawberry shortcake that was stolen from him by a gang of thieving mice, getting into conflicts with King Dedede and Meta Knight along the way over misunderstandings. Later in the game, he [[spoiler:opens a strange looking treasure chest that he thinks contains his cake, but actually houses the ruler of the underworld, Dark Nebula, who possesses the mice's leader]].
** He is also often used as the pawn of the villain of the week: [[spoiler:''Kirby Super Star'']] and [[spoiler:''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'']] are the standout examples.
** His impulsiveness is even referenced in the [[AlternateContinuity Subspace Emmissary]] of ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', where at one point he sees King Dedede in the distance driving a cargo of captured heroes and gives chase, leaving behind the [[DamselInDistress princess]] that he had rescued from [[ManEatingPlant Petey Piranha]] earlier. Although he is able to rescue [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] and [[VideoGame/KidIcarus Pit]] or [[TheLegendOfZelda Link]] and [[YoshisIsland Yoshi]], the princess ends up captured by Bowser.
* OneTrackMindedHunger: Most of what he does is motivated by his stomach.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Considering how much of a CheerfulChild he is, you ''know'' shit's about to get real when he gives a DeathGlare to [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia right before he blasts her away with a WaveMotionGun]].
* PowerCopying: Starting with ''Kirby's Adventure'', Kirby gained the ability to absorb the powers of certain enemies he eats.
* PowerPuffGirlHands: Kirby is able to wield swords, hammers, and umbrellas among other weaponry with his stubby little arms. The official art for ''Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land'' and ''Kirby & the Amazing Mirror'' does show his arms wrapped around objects, but most of the time, objects just stick to the end of his arms.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Meta Knight's blue.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Oversized head? He is all head. Big, stubby limbs, a big smile, large eyes... no fur, but close enough.
* SilentSnarker: In ''Super Star''. A few of his reaction shots also have shades of this, such as giving the camera a look when the Tutorial calls him jolly.
* SignatureMove: His [[VacuumMouth Inhale]] ability as well as [[PowerCopying copying]] his [[CannibalismSuperpower enemy's]] powers.
* SkySurfing: Kirby's Warpstar lets him do this.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Maxim Tomatoes, as well as that one strawberry shortcake he went on a rampage for. In the anime it was watermelon.
* TransformationSequence: Whenever he copies an ability, although it's quicker than most examples. It's made more elaborate in the anime, as well as with the Super Abilities in ''Return to Dream Land''.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''[='s=] Milky Way Wishes, Kirby arrives at Nova, only for his wish to be stolen by Marx. Also, in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', Magolor tricks him into defeating a dragon named Landia to obtain the Master Crown for him, only for Magolor to use it to try and take over the universe.]]
* VacuumMouth: His "Inhale" ability.
* VideoGameFlight: Achieved by sucking in air and flapping his arms.
* WalkingHead: A common trait shared by most creatures on the Planet Popstar.
* YouAreWhoYouEat: Kirby takes this saying quite literally.

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!!'''King Dedede'''
--->"'''[[Videogame/KirbysEpicYarn You can't be mean to my Waddle Dees!]] [[HypocriticalHeartwarming Only I can be mean to my Waddle Dees!]]'''"

Hammer-wielding penguin ([[NotUsingTheZedWord possibly]]) and self-proclaimed ruler of Dream Land, though he never really does anything related to administration. Usually ends up as the villain through {{Greed}} or DemonicPossession.
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-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land''
-> Voiced by: Masahiro Sakurai (''Kirby 64'' and ''Super Smash Bros.''), Shinya Kumazaki (''Super Star Ultra'', ''Return to Dream Land'', ''Triple Deluxe'')

Tropes associated with King Dedede:
* {{Acrofatic}}: Depending on the game, he can be pretty agile despite his size.
* AffablyEvil: He's not really that bad a guy, he's just vain, extremely greedy, and occasionally mean-spirited. Of course, that doesn't mean he's not affable -- in ''SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', he hugs Kirby towards the end of The Subspace Emissary when he realizes he's alright.
* AdiposeRex: You would be hard pressed to find a fatter individual in Dream Land, and none of them are claiming to be royalty either.
* AntiVillain: In ''Kirby's Adventure'', ''Dream Land 2'' and ''Dream Land 3''.
* ArchEnemy: Most likely due to longevity. He is not Kirby's ''worst'' enemy, but he is the most common.
* AuthorityInNameOnly: Besides his soldiers, no one respects his rule. Not even his "friends", if ''The Revenge of Meta Knight'' is any indication.
* BigBad: Of the original game, Spring Breeze in ''Kirby Super Star'', and Revenge of the King in ''Ultra''. Also is the villain in most spinoffs such as ''Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble'' and ''Kirby's Dream Course''. [[spoiler:Appears to be the BigBad of several other games as well, but actually isn't, for various reasons.]]
* BigFun: When he's not doing something bad, anyway.
* BurningWithAnger: Occasionally in ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', he will go into a rage that will make his next attack highly explosive.
* ButtMonkey: If it's not happening to Kirby, it's happening to Dedede.
* CantCatchUp: He learned to duplicate Kirby's flight after his first defeat, while Kirby learned to run as fast as Dedede ''and'' copy powers.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: According to his trophy information in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee'', he underwent training to learn how to float and inhale things like Kirby after his first defeat. As we can see, the training paid off.
* CreatorCameo: Voiced by the creator of the series himself, Creator/MasahiroSakurai.
* DemonicPossession: In ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''3'' and briefly in ''Kirby 64'', King Dedede is possessed repeatedly by Dark Matter, which endows him with a BellyMouth ([[BodyHorror the sash across his stomach will rip open and become its teeth]]) and sometimes Dark Matter's eyeball will emerge ''[[EyesDoNotBelongThere from his stomach]]'' and shoot {{Energy Ball}}s of darkness at Kirby. (Incidentally, King Dedede has his EyesAlwaysShut in these cases). After 64, this disappeared for a while, only to catch up with Dedede again in ''Epic Yarn'' and in ''Triple Deluxe''. In other words, a lot.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: in ''Kirby's Adventure'' and ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''3''.
* DistressedDude: In ''Triple Deluxe''.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kirby.
** [[spoiler:Shadow Dedede]] serves as one to him in ''Triple Deluxe''.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Maybe. He looks an awful lot like one, but is never actually stated to be one (A fact that's lampshaded in ''[[SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'' during Snake's codec conversation about him).
* ExtremeOmnivore: At least in ''[[SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', where he'll eat almost any item in the game if you make him inhale it.
* FatBastard: He has stolen ''all'' the food in Dream Land, twice. Though he is fat because he is a greedy over-eater, as in ''Kirby's Adventure'' he trained to duplicate Kirby's flight, so he must eat enough to stay fat despite his work.
* AFatherToHisMen: He seems to actually care very much about his Waddle Dees.
* [[GoKartingWithBowser Go Karting With King Dedede]]: This is pretty much what Gourmet Race is.
* HarmlessVillain: Dedede's not really bad ([[AlternateUniverse except in the anime]]), he's just big and greedy so Kirby has to bring him down to earth. In fact, he's been known to give Kirby giant hugs.
* HeelFaceTurn: In ''Kirby 64'', to help fight Dark Matter. He's pretty reluctant about the whole thing, though. Also in ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'', with far less reluctance.
* {{Jerkass}}: In the spinoffs and the anime.
** Also in the original game, one of the few games in which he's not [[BrainwashedAndCrazy possessed]] or a WellIntentionedExtremist. He just steals everyone's food for no real reason, apparently, as he's never shown eating it. Okay, he is on the second time around in Super Star.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In ''Crystal Shards'', he's still a jerk but ultimately means well.
* JigglePhysics: {{Played for laughs}} in the trailer for Kirby's 20th anniversary. After making the jump to the 3rd dimension, Dedede strikes a pose with Kirby and Meta Knight, and notices that his belly jiggles; he then proceeds to look at his stomach crossly, and poke it with the hilt of his hammer.
* {{Leitmotif}}: His theme from ''Kirby's Dream Land'' is carried to every single game onwards besides ''Avalanche; it's also not used for the fight with him in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, but it still gets used for the miniboss tower.
* LargeAndInCharge: He is not the largest creature in Dream Land (his larger friend, Whispy Woods, is a frequent sight), but he is larger than most of his army and the rest of the creatures he claims to rule over.
* MaskPower: ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'' features the unlock-able "Revenge of the King" segment, which is a Hard Mode-style rerun of "Spring Breeze" (remember how ''Kirby's Dream Land'' had a Hard Mode?). King Dedede has clearly taken a leaf out of Meta Knight's book for the occasion, going so far as to give himself a steel mask that obscures everything except his eyes. He's a '''lot''' harder than he was before.
** [[spoiler:This form of Dedede makes a return in Kirby Triple Deluxe, and has been improved even further]].
* NoPronunciationGuide: Is it "dee-dee-dee" or "day-day-day"? Seems to depend mostly on region. Most English-speaking territories use the former; Japan as well as Italian-, French-, and Spanish-speaking countries use the latter. It seems both are correct, because the announcer of SuperSmashBrosBrawl pronounces his name [=BOTH=] ways depending on your game's region.
* NotMeThisTime: Let's just say that he gets hit with this trope a lot, probably the worst offender being ''Squeak Squad''.
* OhCrap: His reaction when things go wrong. Like when Kirby shows up to rescue the trophies in the ''Subspace Emissary'' or when Kirby accidentally [[spoiler: awakens Nightmare.]]
* PowerupMount: Plays this role for his sections in ''The Crystal Shards'', as well as ''Return to Dream Land'' (the other playable characters can also serve as this in said game).
* PuppetKing: The last few games seem to like taking this to a literal level as Dedede has had strings attached to him to control him, twice now.
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: In ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'''s Subspace Emissary, he's on the villains side but is actually the only one in the cast with knowledge of Tabuu, the BiggerBad, ''and'' a plan to oppose him.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: While some may question his "King" title from time to time, there's no question that he's quite acive when something big happens.
* TrainingFromHell: King Dedede has always been able to mimic Kirby's [[VacuumMouth Inhale]] ability but, according to his trophy description in ''[[SuperSmashBrosMelee Melee]]'', intense training between ''Kirby's Dream Land'' and ''Kirby's Adventure'' was what allowed him to learn to fly like Kirby.
* WeaponOfChoice: His hammer, of course, but see below.
** AnAxeToGrind: In ''Triple Deluxe'', his hammer winds up being broken [[spoiler: during a fight with Kirby when Taranza's using him as a puppet]], so he rips of a battle-axe taller than he is off a nearby statue and showcases that he's every bit as proficient with it as he is his hammer.
** DropTheHammer: Rarely seen without one.
*** ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: In ''[[SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', his hammer has a '''[[RocketPoweredWeapon jet engine]]''' for the sole purpose of swinging extremely strong hits. In "Revenge of the King" in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'', Masked Dedede has an even cooler new hammer. It can [[MacrossMissileMassacre launch missiles]], [[KillItWithFire shoot a gout of flame]], and be used for an extreme SpinAttack.
** ThrowDownTheBomblet: As of ''Videogame/KirbyMassAttack'', he's picked up bombs lately as well.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Played this part in ''Kirby's Adventure'', as well as the remake Nightmare in Dream Land, where it seems like he was up to standard villainy by stealing the Star Rod from the Fountain of Dreams, but it is later revealed that he had a very ''good'' reason for doing so, as a horrifically evil entity, aptly named "Nightmare", had contaminated the Fountain of Dreams.
* WorthyOpponent: He sees Kirby as this. In ''Revenge of the King'', he even makes sure Kirby is fighting on the same terms as him by refusing to fight until Kirby picks up his old hammer, in the same way Meta Knight does with the sword.

!!'''Meta Knight'''

A WalkingHead with a mask, bat wings, a sword, and an unknown agenda. His morality is highly ambiguous, but he generally seems to be a HeroAntagonist.
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-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Adventure''
--> Voiced by: Eric Newsome (''Super Smash Bros.''), Makiko Ohmoto (''Return to Dream Land'')

Tropes associated with Meta Knight:
* [[AntiHero Anti]] HeroAntagonist: Is typically trying to do what's right/protect Dream Land from evil, though he sometimes goes into WellIntentionedExtremist territory. Opposes Kirby because he tends to trigger what Meta Knight is trying to prevent.
* {{Badass}}: His request when he is granted one wish? To have a duel with the greatest warrior the universe has ever known. [[spoiler:He ''wins!'']]
** [[spoiler:BadassAdorable: Made even more adorable by the fact that he tries to hide it with his mask.]]
* BadassInDistress: In ''The Amazing Mirror'', he goes off to quell the threat, but is trapped inside the mirror instead.
* BigDamnHeroes: Every once in a while.
* BlackKnight: Enigmatic and almost never seen without his armor, though it's dark blue, purple, and grey, rather than black.
* BladeSpam: One of his sword attacks.
* BloodKnight: Towards Kirby in particular.
* BlowYouAway[=/=]EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: One of his signature moves is Mach Tornado.
* CapeWings: Most often, although in ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'' he takes off his cape to reveal his wings.
* CharClone: Lacks the usual color scheme, but embodies most of the other traits.
* [[CoolAirship Cool]] {{Faceship}}: The Halberd.
* CoolMask: [[spoiler:But he's so cute without it!]]
* CoolSword: Galaxia. He also had a sword called Master in ''[[KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Amazing Mirror]]'', which he gives to Kirby as the EleventhHourSuperpower and then leaves in the Mirror World.
** Master probably ''is'' Galaxia, before Nintendo settled on its proper name.
* DarkIsNotEvil: In ''Super Smash Bros.'', his Final Smash is called "Galaxia Darkness", but Meta Knight is not evil and does not even take up an antagonistic role in the Subspace Emissary.
* DashingHispanic: His voice and mannerisms are suggestive of this. Especially after ''Kirby Right Back At Ya'' and ''Super Smash Bros Brawl'' gave him a voice. His [[FragileSpeedster fighting style]] and [[WorthyOpponent code of honor]] also invoke this.
* TheDragon: To King Dedede in ''Kirby's Adventure''.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Meta Knight's army in ''Adventure'' and ''Super Star'' are called the Meta-Knights. Some of them have individual names, such as Captain Vul.
* EvilCounterpart: Two of them: Dark Meta Knight and Galacta Knight, though no one is sure if Galacta is actually evil or not.
* AFatherToHisMen: In Revenge of Meta Knight, where he tells his crew to abandon the Halberd so they'll be safe. When Axe and Mace refuse, he acts like he doesn't care, but then he apologizes under his breath for forcing them into such a situation.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Seemingly in ''Kirby Super Star'', but [[WellIntentionedExtremist his actual motive is that he thinks Dream Land would be a better place if he ruled it.]]]]
* GrumpyBear: His response to the [[LovecraftLite relatively-happy]] Dream Land is to declare war on it with a giant battleship in order to end what he views as the people's lazy lifestyle. Even after that, he is known for keeping to himself.
* GlassCannon: In his playable appearances, he tends to fill this role. He is faster than Kirby and [[MasterSwordsman his sword can be used to break tough blocks that Kirby needs the Hammer for]], but he often has half the [[LifeMeter health]] of Kirby or Dedede.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: He'll offer you a sword to fight him in one game and be playable in the next.
* HumanResources: In ''Revenge of Meta Knight'' the Meta-Knights use wheelies to power the Halberd. After Kirby's activities lead to the Halberd's destruction a wheelie comes to help Kirby escape the plummeting craft, in spite of Meta Knight's protest.
* KnightOfCerebus: He becomes this in the "Revenge of Meta Knight" segment of VideoGame/KirbySuperStar. Not only is the game much, much harder than normal thanks to [[TimedMission the time limit]], but the graphics of the Halberd levels are extremely dark and moody, more akin to VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI than anything Kirby related.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Often reason why Meta Knight ends up fighting Kirby.
* PlayingWithFire: Has a fire attack in ''Squeak Squad''.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Though he often fights Kirby because he knows some terrible secret and is trying to keep Kirby from [[NiceJobBreakingItHero screwing things up]], he'll never, ever, ever indicate this in any way until it's too late.
** HeroAntagonist: As a result.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Kirby's red.
* ShockAndAwe: Sometimes uses electricity-based attacks.
* SilentSnarker: Tends to become this when adjacent to the lighthearted antics of the other heroes. For example, his reactions to the other characters' idle animations on the title screen of KirbysReturnToDreamLand.
* TheSouthpaw: Oddly enough, character art of him in ''Kirby & the Amazing Mirror'' depicts him as left-handed. In all other games, he's right-handed. It can be because mirrors reflect things. [[FridgeBrilliance While he was in the mirror world, it changed which hand he uses.]]
* StealthMentor: In ''Kirby's Adventure''. In the original, he's the one who supplies Kirby with the Invincible Lollipops, yet he periodically throws his soldiers, the Meta-Knights, at him and fights Kirby himself. There's no other explanation for these actions except to be secretly training Kirby to defeat Nightmare.
* SwordFight: Will almost always throw Kirby a sword before their duels.
* TeleportCloak: He retreats by wrapping himself in this cape and flying straight up, [[Videogame/MegaManClassic Mega Man style]]!
* TheRival: To Kirby.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: If his armor breaks, he retreats.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Is often the hardest (or at least second-hardest) boss in the games he's fought in (including ''KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'', as Dark Meta Knight fights exactly like him). It's particularly noticeable in boss rushes such as Helper to Hero.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Especially in ''Revenge of Meta Knight''.
* WorthyOpponent: Always refuses to fight you until you pick up the sword he offers.
** The only time he breaks this pattern is in Revenge of Meta Knight, and even then, he'll wait 30 seconds before jumping into the fray. Which is reasonable, since by that point [[spoiler:the Halberd is falling towards the ocean.]]
** In ''Squeak Squad'' -- while he doesn't hand you the sword, there is one in the room you're in before you fight him. Additionally, the stars his attacks leave give you the Sword ability if you swallow them... for some reason.
*** It should also be noted that he probably doesn't hand you one because [[spoiler:he is trying to prevent Kirby from releasing Dark Nebula]].
** This is also how you can suspect that [[spoiler:the Meta Knight you fought in ''Kirby & the Amazing Mirror'' is an evil copy; he doesn't hand you a sword before the fight.]]
** He eventually gets one in the form of Galacta Knight (see below).
** [[spoiler:He also doesn't give you a sword during the fight against him in ''Kirby's Epic Yarn'', though it's justified for two reasons: Not only are there no Copy Abilities in that game, but Meta Knight's being controlled by Yin-Yarn and can't exactly fight honorably in that state.]]

!!'''Bandana Waddle Dee'''
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A seemingly high-ranking Waddle Dee in King Dedede's army. He always wears a blue bandana, which sets him apart from other Waddle Dees. He often acts as King Dedede's [[UndyingLoyalty sidekick]], despite also being Kirby's best friend.

-> First appearance: ''Kirby Super Star''

Tropes associated with Bandana Dee:
* ADogNamedDog: He is a Waddle Dee named Waddle Dee. {{Fan Nickname}}s aside, this trend finally ended in ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' where he's rechristened [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bandana Waddle Dee]].
* AscendedExtra: His first appearance was as an opponent in Megaton Punch in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. In ''Super Star Ultra'', he appears as King Dedede's personal helper in ''Revenge of the King'', and takes the place of the Waddle Dee "[[ZeroEffortBoss Boss]]" in [[BossRush The Arena]]. In ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', he is a playable character, aiding Kirby, Meta Knight, and his King. He's also thought to be the Waddle Dee from ''Kirby 64''.
* BadassNormal: He's pretty much the most "normal" of the bunch in ''Return To Dream Land''.
* BladeOnAStick: His spear. He can even [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning twirl it]] [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon like a helicopter blade to fly.]]
* DemotedToExtra: In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', he shows up in the background before bosses and minibosses to throw a healing item you can keep in reserve. But considering that Meta Knight doesn't appear ''[[PutOnABus at all]]'' aside from a small Cameo as one of Circus Kirby's balloons [[spoiler: and Dark Meta Knight, which isn't him]], Bandana Dee got off easy.
* [[EliteMooks Elite Mook]]: Waddle Dees are King Dedede's [[EvilMinions minions]], but this guy is apparently the top Waddle Dee.
* FriendlyEnemy: Fiercely loyal to King Dedede, while at the same time being best friends with Kirby.
* HelpfulMook: His role in ''Triple Deluxe''. Similar to Adeleine, he pops up in certain levels to toss items to Kirby.
* TheLancer: He serves as Kirby's in ''Rainbow Curse''.
* MythologyGag: He wields a spear, much like other Waddle Dees in the anime.
* NoNameGiven: Prior to ''Triple Deluxe'', all official material refers to him simply as "Waddle Dee". Bandana Dee was a common [[FanNickname nickname]] among fans until it became [[AscendedFanon official]] in''Triple Deluxe''.
* NumberTwo: To King Dedede.
* RedemptionPromotion: Upon being one of the heroes in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', he becomes ''much'' more powerful.
* SpinAttack: To hover with the spear.
* SuperStrength: Only in Megaton Punch.
* TookALevelInBadass: He was once a joke boss from ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Kirby Super Star Ultra]]'', but he becomes a capable fighter in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''.
* UndyingLoyalty: Implied, towards King Dedede. He usually helps the King with all his schemes.
* UniformityException: He can be told apart from the other Waddle Dee by the fact that he usually always wears his trademark blue bandana.
* TheVoiceless: He's the only character not to have any VoiceGrunting in ''Return to Dream Land''. He had dialogue in ''Revenge of the King'', so he's not a full-blown HeroicMime.

!! '''Prince Fluff'''

The prince of Patch Land. He joins Kirby so he can reunite Patch Land and stop Yin-Yarn.
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Prince_Fluff2_9535.jpg]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Epic Yarn''

Tropes associated with Fluff:
* BigOlEyebrows: Considering many characters do not even have eyebrows.
* BrownEyes
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He hasn't reappeared since his debut.
* {{Expy}}: Borrows some elements from Gooey. He's blue, player 2's character, and can lasso objects.
* TheLancer: His debut has him serve as so to Kirby.
* PaletteSwap: Fluff is similar enough in appearance to Kirby that if you take away his crown, his BigOlEyebrows, and the whites of his eyes, he'll look exactly like Kirby. He'd almost qualify as a HeadSwap if not for the fact that [[WalkingHead his whole body is the head]].
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Works to get his land back.
* TomTheDarkLord: Heroic example. Not too many heroes will go by "Prince Fluff".
* WalkingHead: His body is exactly like Kirby's, but his face is completely different.
* WhipItGood: Most of Epic Yarn's game play is based around this.

!!'''Ribbon'''

A fairy from Ripple Star. She is trying to collect all the [[PlotCoupon shards of the Crystal]] that was shattered by Dark Matter and has the good fortune of meeting Kirby.
[[quoteright:193:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ribbon_Kirby_9858.png]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards''

Tropes associated with Ribbon:
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Though Kirby and Dark Matter have already been established to have this ability, so it probably was not too surprising to people already familiar with the series.
* CrashIntoHello: After being knocked into Planet Popstar's atmosphere by Dark Matter, she lands on top of Kirby.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: For the final confrontation with 0[[superscript:2]], she helps Kirby fly and lends him the magic of the Crystal. This turns the fight into an [[UnexpectedShmupLevel Unexpected]] RailShooter.
* FairyCompanion: A little different than prior Nintendo instances in that Kirby is technically the one guiding her. She does use the crystal shards to fly the group between the planets, though.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: Only character to ever kiss Kirby [[IntimateHealing romantically]], and the only character to initiate a (romantic) kiss in the entire ''series''.
* ThePollyanna: Has this kind of personality.

!!'''The Squeaks'''

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[[caption-width-right:271:From left to right: Storo, Daroach, Doc, and Spinni. Behind them are the Squeakers.]]

A group of mouse bandits traveling the universe in search of treasure, the Squeaks are the {{Big Bad}}s and titular characters of Kirby: Squeak Squad. Daroach is the leader, Spinni is the speed, Storo is the muscle, Doc is the brains, and the Squeakers are the {{Team Pet}}s.

-> First appearance: ''Kirby: Squeak Squad''

Tropes associated with the Squeaks:
* AdorableEvilMinions: The Squeakers.
* AnIcePerson: Daroach fires freezing beams from his [[FreezeRay fancy cane]].
* BadassCape: Daroach wears one. No, the cute little bell does not diminish the effect; why do you ask?
* TheCasanova: In ''Mass Attack'', Daroach mentions having a history of stealing the hearts of ladies.
* DropTheHammer: Storo.
* EthnicMagician: Daroach.
* EyepatchOfPower: Storo.
* FatBastard: Storo.
* FiveBadBand
** BigBad: Daroach.
** TheDragon / DarkChick: Spinni.
** TheBrute: Storo.
** EvilGenius: Doc.
** {{Team Pet}}s: Squeakers.
* FlyingSaucer: Doc.
* GangOfHats: They're an all-rodent gang and they all wear red.
* GentlemanThief: Daroach, complete with a top hat and a thirst for treasure chests. He lampshades this in some of his hints in ''Mass Attack''.
* HeelFaceTurn: They stop antagonizing Kirby at the end of ''Squeak Squad'', and they help out Kirby in ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack''.
* HiddenDepths: If you talk to him long enough in ''Kirby Mass Attack'', Daroach will eventually tell you things about himself and his cohorts.
* InexplicablyTailless: They're all mice or mouse-like creatures, yet nobody has more than a little stub of a tail; Daroach and Storo are completely tailless.
* MetalSlime: In ''Kirby Quest''.
* {{Mooks}}/TheGoomba: The Squeaks are essentially their Waddle Dees.
* NiceHat: Daroach sports a pretty stylish one. It's almost an EyeObscuringHat, but not quite.
* {{Ninja}}: Spinni.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Doc has a pair, complete with spirals.
* RaymanianLimbs: Daroach has these, although curiously, the other Squeaks do not.
* RecurringBoss: Spinni, Storo, and Doc; the latter is fought most often of all the Squeaks.
* RodentsOfUnusualSize: Daroach is pretty big, but Storo dwarfs Dedede.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Spinni wears one.
* ShesAManInJapan: In an inversion of the usual, Spinni is stated to be female in Japan but referred to as male in the translation of ''Videogame/KirbyMassAttack''.
* StuffBlowingUp: Daroach, Storo, and the Squeakers can throw bombs.
* TeleportSpam: Like many a Kirby boss, Daroach favors this tactic.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Daroach, but only briefly in ''Videogame/KirbyMassAttack''.
* TitleDrop: In their debut.
* {{Transformation of the Possessed}}/EvilMakeover: [[spoiler:Daroach undergoes this as Dark Daroach. He turns to a [[GoodColorsEvilColors darker color scheme]], his fur gets a bit scruffy, his claws grow longer, and he [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking wears a cowbell]].]]
* TriangleShades: Spinni wears these.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler:Through greed and ambition, Daroach ends up a victim of Dark Nebula.]]
* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: Daroach has these. It's unknown if the rest of the Squeaks share this trait, as all of them have their eyes [[HiddenEyes obscured]] one way or another.

!!'''Magolor'''
[[quoteright:270:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/KrtD_Magolor_2049.jpg]]
A friendly-looking alien who crash-landed on Planet Popstar with his ship, the Lor Starcutter. Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight and Bandanna Dee volunteered to help him recover the parts that broke off the ship. [[spoiler:In truth, Magolor wants them to recover a magical item called the Master Crown from Landia so he can use it to become the supreme EvilOverlord of the galaxy. He suceeds in getting the crown and fights Kirby and his friends, but is defeated. He survives.]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land''

Tropes associated with Magolor:

* [[spoiler:AGodAmI: He plans to rule the entire universe by wearing the Master Crown]].
* [[spoiler:AffablyEvil: He's certainly quite friendly, masking his EvilPlan all along with his friendly demeanor. [[HeelFaceTurn He drops the "evil" part]] in ''Kirby's Dream Collection'', where he returns with the Lor and opens up an amusement park for Kirby, even occasionally engaging in friendly competition.]]
** [[spoiler:He also makes a point of telling Kirby and co. that he was sincerely grateful for all of their help, even if it was all part of a plan.]]
* [[spoiler:AlmightyIdiot: After the crown takes over his soul.]]
* BadassAdorable
* [[spoiler:BigBad: Of ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'']]
* [[spoiler:CastingAShadow: He gets shadow powers after putting on the Master Crown]].
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:His EvilPlan involves Kirby and co. recovering the Master Crown from Landia, who he fought against to get it but lost to it.]]
* [[spoiler:EasilyForgiven: For someone who nearly tried to kill Kirby and conquer the whole universe, Kirby doesn't seem bitter at all towards him.]]
* [[spoiler:EvilOverlord: He suggests his dream is to become one, at least in the presence of the Master Crown]]
* [[spoiler:EvilSorcerer: His first OneWingedAngel form, immediately after putting on the Master Crown.]]
* [[spoiler:{{Expy}}: Of Marx, to a degree. Sets Kirby up to go on a quest, collect stuff important to his plot, in order to obtain great power? Marx did it first.]]
* [[spoiler:GoKartingWithBowser: Magolor has a few friendly races with Kirby in Kirby's Dream Collection.]]
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: As of ''Kirby's Dream Collection'', he seems to have reformed, and truly wishes to be a friend of Kirby. He builds him an amusement park as an apology, does nothing more malicious than attack him during his race challenges, and leaves amicably on the Lor while waving goodbye.]]
* TheJester: Looks a lot like one.
* InformedAbility: He's the captain of the Lor Starcutter and requires you to find the energy spheres for him, but he never actually repairs the ship. At least not in front of Kirby.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjWydqMtt5U This one.]] [[spoiler:It gets a BossRemix in the second [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POPD80fxcD4 battle against him]].]]
* [[spoiler:ManipulativeBastard]]
* MrExposition
* RaymanianLimbs
* ShoutOut: [[spoiler:His first boss form resembles Nightmare, while his second form resembles Marx, and Magolor Soul resembles Dark Mind. He also uses some of Marx's attacks, and his role in the plot is basically similar to Marx's, turned UpToEleven.]]
* [[spoiler:TeleportSpam: Like all Kirby {{Final Boss}}es.]]
* [[spoiler:TheSouthpaw: Take a good look at how he attacks when you fight him, especially in his first form. He favors his left hand.]]
* [[spoiler:TreacherousAdvisor / TreacherousQuestGiver: He gives helpful hints to Kirby and co. but is secretly a bad guy.]]
* [[spoiler:TheTrickster: By playing the innocent victim, he tricked Kirby and co. into defeating Landia for him so he could take the Master Crown]].
* [[spoiler:VileVillainSaccharineShow: As per the series trademark. He isn't nearly as disturbing as other villains in the series, but he wouldn't be out of place in a Franchise/TalesSeries game in his Master Crown-enhanced forms.]]
* WalkingSpoiler
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler:Unlike some other final bosses, he seems to have escaped from his apparent destruction in the end.]]

!!'''Elin'''

A fairy-like being that resembles a paint brush. She appears in Dream Land when the color is drained from world. She revives Kirby and Bandana Dee, and with their help, sets out with them to stop the mysterious force that drained the color.

-> First appearance: ''Kirby and the Rainbow Curse''

Tropes associated with Elin:

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kirby's Friends]]

!!'''Gooey'''

A friendly little blob made of the same substance as Dark Matter. He's Kirby's best friend. He and Kirby share [[BigEater many of]] [[ExtremeOmnivore the same]] [[MegaManning hobbies and abilities]].
[[quoteright:213:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Gooey2_8729.png]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land 2''
Tropes associated with Gooey:
* AscendedExtra: In his debut game, he's merely a health recovery pickup for Kirby. In ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', he's the character controlled by player 2.
* TheCameo: He appears as a trophy in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee''. Sadly, this is his latest appearance.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Despite being Kirby's best friend, he hasn't appeared in a game since 1997.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He may not seem like Dark Matter material, but it might be trouble if he weren't on Kirby's side.
* DistaffCounterpart: The international versions of ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' have a female version of Gooey replacing Chao from ''Yuyuki''; while she was never given an official name, ''Nintendo Power'' magazine supposedly referred to her as "Blob".
* {{Expy}}: Of Hurly and Chuckie, two enemy types in ''Kirby's Dream Land''.
* MultipurposeTongue: How he snags enemies for PowerCopying.

!!'''Waddle Dee'''

Waddle Dees are normally {{The Goomba}}s of Kirby, but a particular one is an ally in ''Kirby 64''.
[[quoteright:120:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Waddle_Dee_64_2494.gif]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land''; as an ally, ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards''

Tropes associated with Waddle Dee:
* AscendedExtra: Not the first Waddle Dee to stand out (that would be the "Sailor Dee" of the Meta-Knights), nor the last (as the "Bandana Dee" of ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'' and ''Return to Dream Land'' would come after). Still, his presence leads to there being no other Waddle Dees at all in ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards''.
* DemonicPossession: It turned him into a Waddle Doo, minus Beam.
* MinecartMadness: He usually shows up for this sort of sequence. River-rapids-boating and snow-sledding are also possible.
* UniversalDriversLicense: His specialty in ''Crystal Shards'' is providing transportation via various vehicles.

!!'''Adeleine'''

One of Kirby's friends. An aspiring young artist able to [[ArtInitiatesLife bring her drawings to life]].
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Adaline_8896.png]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards''

Tropes associated with Adeleine:
* ArtAttacker: As a boss, she mainly attacks with this. While paint rollers pictures are as simple as regular enemies, Ado/Adeleine's are miniboss material.
* ArtInitiatesLife: She'll show up to paint [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Maxim Tomatoes]], {{One Up}}s, and sometimes clues for [[PlotCoupon crystal shards]].
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: She hasn't appeared since her debut.
* DemonicPossession: Her reason for attacking Kirby at first.
* {{Expy}}: Of Ado from ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'' (if they're not actually the same person). While they have different names in English, her Japanese name is Adorine, which suggest Ado may have just been a nickname, since Whispy Woods was shortened to just Whispy in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''.
* OneHitPointWonder: As a boss, she can literally be killed in one hit... But you had to fight her drawings before you can approach her.
* TokenHuman: Aside from Ado, who may or may not be her, she is the only human character to be seen in the Kirby franchise.
** That is if you don't count the cameo characters in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', most of which were human.

!!!'''Animal Friends'''

In ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''3'', Kirby may come across his animal friends and hitch a ride from them (sometimes flipped). Typically, they change his [[MegaManning copied powers]] in some way, and have a different sort of movement: for example, Kine has very fast and tight underwater controls (but is a bit awkward on land). All have appeared in the [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars anime]], although with ''very'' small roles.

Tropes associated with all animal friends:
* TheBusCameBack: Rick, Kine, and Coo reappear in ''Triple Deluxe'' for the first time together in years. They're only part of Kirby Fighters as stage hazards.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: They had a long absence after ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''.
* GreenEyedMonster: The animal friends get pretty defensive when Kirby opts to choose one over the other.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The Broom ability in ''Dream Land 3'' gives a combination of dust rags and plungers to the animal friends. Kine even gets a lightbulb with his spark ability.
* PowerupMount: Some of their abilities are more beneficial than others.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Like most everything else on Planet Popstar.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: [=ChuChu=] is the only female.

!!!''Rick''

Suitable for land, Rick is a white and brown-spotted hamster that was one of the first three animal friends. He's described as "friendly and energetic". He doesn't skid on ice, can stand rough terrain, and somehow transforms with Kirby for some attacks.
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Rick_the_Hamster_4750.gif]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land 2''

Tropes associated with Rick:
* TheCameo: He appears in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Melee'' as a trophy.
* DistaffCounterpart: Has one in his girlfriend Pick, distinguishable by her TertiarySexualCharacteristics.
* GoombaStomp: In ''Dream Land 3''.
* MeaningfulName: Rick's name comes from the word "riku", which means "land" in Japanese.
* WallCrawl / WallJump: Rick can't fly, but he can climb walls just as easily as Kirby can fly.
** He can climb walls ''more'' easily than Kirby can fly, if ''Kirby 64'' is to be believed.

!!!''Kine''

A blue fish that assists Kirby in the underwater levels, and was one of the three starting helpers. Described as "laid back and relaxed", he shows the least amount of emotions. His special ability is allowing Kirby to swallow enemies underwater and using those there and then.
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kine_the_Fish_7642.gif]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land 2''

Tropes associated with Kine:
* TheCameo: In ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'', he appears in Brawl Ball. His first appearance in ''years''.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Subverted. He is indeed better in the water, but he does okay on land. See FishOutOfWater.
* FishOutOfWater: Literally! Largely averted (after ''Dream Land 2'') though, as he's capable of hopping along at a normal pace and even jumping quite high on land.
* GoombaStomp: In Dream Land 3.
* HappilyMarried: To his DistaffCounterpart Mine.
* JokeCharacter: His statue-{{expy}} in ''Kirby 64'' is ''completely '''useless'''''. Seriously, the thing can't budge an ''inch'', even when underwater.
* NoPronunciationGuide: His name is pronounced as "KAI-n", rhyming with the English word "shine", rather than "Kee-neh."
** "Kai" is Japanese for "sea", so that may help.

!!!''Coo''

A purple owl and the air specialist and one the first Animal Friends, Coo is able to fly through fast currents like Kine. Originally a guy, the anime implies that he's a she. For some reason, Coo doesn't have any friends, but doesn't seem to mind.
[[quoteright:150:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Coo_the_Owl_3161.gif]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land 2''

Tropes associated with Coo:
* DependingOnTheArtist: Coo is depicted with purple feathers in the artwork, but in-game, Coo has gray feathers.
* MeaningfulName: Coo's name is derived from ''kuu'', which is Japanese for air. "Coo" is also the sound that birds, like pigeons, make.
* VideoGameFlight: His flight is faster and more stable than Kirby's.

!!!''Nago''

Although Rick appears alongside Nago, this feline is usually far better; he's faster and can Triple Jump, as well as able to climb walls. He has a love interest/girlfriend named Shiro, but a comic shows that the two don't get along as well as you think.
[[quoteright:128:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Nago_the_Cat_1054.png]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''

Tropes associated with Nago:
* CuteKitten: Except when upset
* EyesAlwaysShut: [[BewareTheNiceOnes Unless you make him mad somehow.]]
* GoombaStomp: In ''Dream Land 3''.
* MegaNeko: Compared to common creatures Tac and Burning Leo. Smaller than Fire Lions though.
* [[DoubleJump Triple Jump]]: Making him superior to Rick in most circumstances

!!!''[=ChuChu=]''

A pink girl with a red red bow. Similar to Kine, when Kirby's paired with [=ChuChu=], he can swallow enemies underwater. Through the moves that she does with Kirby (and the manga), it's implied that she's in love with him (as they hold hands, spin together, etc).
[[quoteright:175:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ChuChu_7453.png]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''

Tropes associated with [=ChuChu=]:
* CeilingCling: Regular flight is reduced when using her, so take what you can get.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: Many players think she is a jellyfish. The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opisthoteuthis_californiana Flapjack Octopus]], which may be her actual species, certainly looks like one.
* TentacleRope: She does this to get baddies into Kirby's mouth, rather than him inhaling.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: With a bow and eyelashes.
* {{Tsundere}}: A type B.

!!!''Pitch''

A tiny, green bird that functions like Coo, but can't last as long. Although Coo could be seen as better, Pitch's skills are much more useful, thus the KillerRabbit trope below.
[[quoteright:139:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Pitch_the_Bird_7568.png]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''

Tropes associated with Pitch:
* {{Expy}}: Tokkori is seen as this to Pitch, although all it is in some minor appearance.
* KillerRabbit: He's the smallest of the animal friends, but he's probably the best. His [[MegaManning copied powers]] are generally highly effective and fun to use. He also handles almost exactly the same as Kirby, so the transition is natural.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Recurring Bosses]]

!!'''Whispy Woods'''

A big, sentient tree who tries to attack Kirby & co. by dropping apples and shooting air blasts.
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/whispywoods_7489.jpg]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land''

Tropes associated with Whispy Woods:
* BlowYouAway: For some reason, he shoots air blasts like Kirby. They're much longer-ranged, though. In Revenge of the King and ''Return to Dream Land'', he can sometimes shoot out small tornadoes, which are stronger.
* FlunkyBoss: In ''Kirby 64'', it has a group of ''Whispy Woods'' Jr.s accompanying it, tiny little jumping saplings who have air shot attacks.
* FriendlyEnemy: He's sometimes shown to be friendly with Kirby.
* PurplePoison: A possible reason why the purple apples hurt to inhale during Whispy's Revenge.
* RecurringBoss: In the platform games, barring ''Amazing Mirror'', ''Canvas Curse'', and ''Squeak Squad'', the select few he does not appear in. ''Amazing Mirror'' gives us King Golem anyway, who has almost the same pattern.
* SpikesOfDoom: By sending its roots through the ground in ''Kirby 64''. Also, Whispy sometimes displays the ability to turn its nose into a spike.
* StationaryBoss: Incidentally, he is capable of moving but usually just stays put, like the tree that he is.
* TheBeastMaster: He rips off the Twin Woods' worm dropping during Whispy's Revenge.
* TurnsRed: In ''Dream Land 3'' after hitting it enough times, Whispy will come out of the ground and chase after Kirby on its roots. In ''Kirby 64'', it gets steaming mad after all the "Whispy Woods Jr.s" are destroyed.
* WarmUpBoss: In every game he appears in, without fail. Except for ''Kirby's Epic Yarn'', where he's actually fairly tough. ''Return to Dream Land'' improves his abilities a bit, but overall he's comparatively easy.
* WhenTreesAttack: Mostly by dropping fruit.

!!'''Lololo & Lalala'''

A pair of twins who live at Castle Lololo. Or Float Islands. Or Illusion Islands.
[[quoteright:264:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Lololo__Lalala_9980.png]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land''
-> Also appear as Kirby's friends in the anime ''Kirby: Right Back At Ya!''

Tropes associated with Lololo & Lalala:
* BattleCouple: They are based on one, anyway. They are stated in the ''Kirby's Dream Land'' manual to be the "not so famous twins".
* BlockPuzzle: They adopt their predecessors' block-pushing gameplay as their main offense.
* DualBoss: In ''Kirby's Dream Land'', you first encounter Lololo by himself kicking boxes at Kirby. Then you find them both pushing boxes at the end of the castle. All future games always have them together.
* {{Expy}}: Of Lolo and Lala from the ''AdventuresOfLolo'' games.
* NoMouth: Like Waddle Dees
* [[PinkGirlBlueBoy Red Girl Blue Boy]]: Baby blue, but close enough.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Aside from colors, the only distinguishing feature between them is a ribbon on Lalala's head.
* {{Walking Head}}s: Does this surprise anyone?

!!'''Kracko'''

An eye in a spiky stormcloud. He attacks mostly with lightning.
[[quoteright:274:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Kracko_4275.jpg]]

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land''

Tropes associated with Kracko:
* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Kracko Jr. in ''Kirby's Adventure''.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Sure, Kracko might be a cloud, but Kracko DX in ''Triple Deluxe'' is a ''green'' cloud.
* Determinator: THE most recurring Kirby boss after Whispy Woods. Triple Deluxe's flavor text puts it best: "...as long as the clouds still hang in the sky, Kracko will never give up the fight!"
* FacelessEye: The eye is usually the last thing that remains before he explodes on defeat.
* FrickingLaserBeams: Like the Waddle Doos, but Kracko uses two at a time.
* MakingASplash: He has a rainfall attack to go with his storm cloud theme.
* MookMaker: If he didn't do this, you wouldn't be able to beat him without a copied power.
** ThrowDownTheBomblet: What he did in the first game.
* NonIndicativeName: Kracko Jr. is not his son - it's his previous form.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Kracko's Revenge and Kracko Jr's Revenge have this in ''Super Star Ultra'', combining it with a dark purple body like a storm cloud. Kracko's eye also TurnsRed when he does in ''Triple Deluxe'', in both normal and DX forms.
* RecurringBoss: Expect him to show up in every game in some way, shape, or form. Except in ''Kirby 64'' and ''Return to Dream Land''.
* ShockAndAwe: Just touching him has this effect in later games and he is able to sweep across the stage with a lighting bolt, Adventure onward. He can use spark in ''Canvas Curse'' and his revenge mode can shoot electricity diagonally.
* ShieldedCoreBoss: In ''Canvas Curse''.
* SpikesOfVillainy: A FacelessEye surrounded by a cloud which is itself surrounded by the spikes. He is not always villainous, but usually has no good reason to be antagonizing Kirby.
** In ''Triple Deluxe'', Kracko DX has two spikes that act as horns.
* StayingAlive: According to ''Triple Deluxe'' he simply reforms himself from clouds every time Kirby defeats him.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Triple Deluxe'', Kracko has become MUCH harder than ever before, being able to use ''Kracko's Revenge's'' lightningbolts. He can now also enlarge himself and let loose a DEVASTATING rain of thunder which does a massive amount of damage, and has learned a few attacks that seem similar to that of the Beam and Sparkabilities combined...
* WakeUpCallBoss: First-time Kirby players slam into a brick wall when they meet Kracko.

!!'''Paint Roller'''

An artist on the go who attacks Kirby by [[ArtInitiatesLife drawing enemies]].
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-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Adventure''

Tropes associated with Paint Roller:
* ActionBomb: Has them chasing after Kirby in ''Canvas Curse''.
* ArtAttacker: Its paintings come to life.
** ArtInitiatesLife: Including a painting of Kirby, though it is inferior to the original.
* {{Expy}}: Wiz in ''Amazing Mirror'' has many similar patterns to Paint Roller.
* MarathonBoss: In a mercifully optional minigame for 100% completion in ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse''.
* MookMaker: Via [[ArtInitiatesLife art]], of course.
* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Kirby can inhale their paintings with his standard attack.
* RollerbladeGood: Well, roller skates, but the effect is the same.
* SpikesOfDoom: Its course in ''Canvas Curse'' ends with a spike in case Kirby manages to get through it but takes too long to crack the final code.
* WallJump: In ''Kirby's Adventure''.

!!'''Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright'''

Mr. Shine is the moon, and Mr. Bright is the sun.
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-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Adventure''

Tropes associated with Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright:
* DualBoss: One fights on the ground while the other floats in the sky and rains down star shaped projectiles.
* FusionDance: In the ''Kirby Mass Attack's'' "Strato Patrol" minigame, not destroying them in the "right" order will eventually cause them to do this.
* LightEmUp: Both of them.
* PlayingWithFire: Mr. Bright even uses burning.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: Mr. Bright.
* RollingAttack: Mr. Shine.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dark Matter]]

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Dark Matter is the villain of the "[[FanNickname Dark Matter Trilogy]]" arc of the ''Kirby'' series, whose games are ''[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 Kirby's Dream Land 2]]'', ''[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 Kirby's Dream Land 3]]'', and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''. Dark Matter is a black, malevolent cloud, usually depicted with a single red eye and a ring of orange spheres around the back.

-> First appearance: ''[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 Kirby's Dream Land 2]]''

Tropes associated with Dark Matter:
* ArcVillain: For the "Dark Matter Trilogy".
* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: If he hasn't gotten the "Super Weapon" yet, this is Kirby's only way of freeing the possessed.
* BigBad: Dark Matter is the main antagonist of ''[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 Dream Land 2]]'', and wouldn't reappear as the final boss until Kirby Quest.
* DarkIsEvil: Dark Matter possesses people and covers planets for no adequately described reason, although the Japanese ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' guide suggests it is out of severe jealousy and crippling loneliness.
* DemonicPossession: The perpetrator of the "Dark Matter Trilogy".
* EldritchAbomination: No idea where it came from, lots of unanswered questions about how it works, no idea why it does what it does, and Dark Matter does not resemble any familiar life forms too closely. ''Kirby 64'' in particular seems to show Dark Matter as more of a '''thing''' rather than an individual creature, capable of splitting at least three miniature identical minions from itself, although most appearances consider it a more tangible character in its own right.
* EyeBeams: Always shot diagonally.
* GalacticConqueror: After failing to conquer Planet Popstar, it eventually sets its sights on Ripple Star.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: It goes around attacking planets for no apparent reason, despite quite a bit of fanon about it.
* HighAltitudeBattle: In ''Dream Land 2'', outside of the atmosphere, and even though you do not seem to be falling very quickly, [[ReentryScare guess what happens if you take too long]]?
* HomingProjectile: When Dedede is under its influence in ''Dream Land 3'' and ''Kirby 64''. Also, the purpose of the orange things on its back is to shoot them off at Kirby.
* ImplacableMan: One of the Dark Matter fragments chasing Ribbon slams through an asteroid without blinking.
* {{Oculothorax}}: Not so much in the first form it is fought in, however.
* PullingThemselvesTogether: In ''Dream Land 2'' it explodes after its first form is defeated but then the pieces come back together.
* SwordBeam: First form in ''Dream Land 2''.
* ThatsNoMoon: In ''Kirby 64'', Dark Matter is suddenly depicted with enough mass to cover a '''planet'''.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: Dark Matter can cover entire worlds like storm clouds, as seen on [[spoiler:the planet Ripple Star, in ''Kirby 64'']].
* TransformationOfThePossessed: The effects of Dark Matter possession vary; Adeleine gains [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and a SlasherSmile; Dedede's eyes become [[EyesAlwaysShut slits]], and in later games suffers outright BodyHorror with an [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eye]] and a [[BellyMouth mouth]] on his belly; most bizarrely, the Waddle Dee that Kirby befriends is turned into a Waddle Doo. None of the common enemies and bosses change at all, including Ado and the other waddle dees.
* TheUnfought: In ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards'', although enemies related to it do show up as final bosses.

!!'''0[=/=]0[[superscript:2]]'''

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A huge, white mass with a red eye implied to be capable of controlling even the forces of Dark Matter. Revived in ''[[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Kirby 64]]'' as 0[[superscript:2]] (pronounced "Zero Two"), with wings, a halo, and a freaky green tail.

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'' (0) / ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards'' (0[[superscript:2]])

Tropes associated with 0 and 0[[superscript:2]]:
* BackFromTheDead: Implied, but WordOfGod states that 0 and 0[[superscript:2]] have an unknown connection.
* BewareMyStingerTail: [[spoiler:Played with, as 0[[superscript:2]] usually keeps its stinger retracted and will only involuntarily pull it out when stunned, after which Ribbon will fly Kirby in position to shoot it. All the same, it leaks deadly clouds that can damage them if not careful.]]
* BiggerBad: Of ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'' [[spoiler:and ''Kirby 64''.]]
* BloodyMurder: This pretty much comes out of left field, as there had not been anything like it before in Kirby, and beyond reappearances of 0, there has not been anything like it since.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Not the physical character, but rather through 0[[superscript:2]]'s possession of the queen of Ripple Star in ''Kirby 64''. In the bad ending, after the celebration went [[TooGoodToLast brief but swimmingly]], the camera focuses on the queen of the fairies beside the waving Ribbon, who turns directly to the player with an evil smirk and the glare from her glasses instantly transforming into a snarky expression, serving as a quick reminder that [[NightmareFuel all is not as it seems]].
* CameraAbuse: Sometimes 0's shots splatter on the screen.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Beating it is required to get the good ending in both games.
* EldritchAbomination: By association with Dark Matter.
* EyeScream: Inflicts it to itself when fighting Kirby.
* FallenAngel: Invoked with 0[[superscript:2]].
* FountainOfExpies: Despite only appearing in two games, quite a few Kirby [[FinalBoss final bosses]] since have been based on him or reference some aspect of his design.
* GamebreakingInjury: [[spoiler:In ''Kirby 64'', you can aim directly at its wings. It does not damage its life bar, but it can stunt them. Damaging both wings will take away its ability to aim at you, so you can freely avoid most of its shots and go straight for its [[AttackItsWeakPoint halo]]]].
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Aside from its eye peering from the Hyper Zone in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', there is not even the slightest hint of its existence until its actual battle. The same goes for ''Crystal Shards''.
* GoForTheEye: Surprisingly subverted by 0, where attacking his eye will do no more damage than attacking anywhere else on his body. Played slightly more straight by 0[[superscript:2]].
* HolyHalo: As 0[[superscript:2]].
* HiveQueen: 0 and 0[[superscript:2]] are the cores of the Hyper Zone and Dark Star, respectively. Due to its appearance, it is also believed that Dark Matter itself is an instrument of its will.
* KnightOfCerebus
* LightIsNotGood: It's white, and in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'', it's got angelic wings and a halo.
* ManBehindTheMan: Seems to be this to Dark Matter, although this was not officially confirmed until the ''[[NoExportForYou 20th Anniversary Hoshi no Kirby Pupupu Taizen]]''.
* MiniMook: 0 is able to spawn miniature Dark Matter clouds as an attack.
* MoodWhiplash: Dark Matter was pretty bad, but this...
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: If MyHeroZero is any indication...
* NoPronunciationGuide: The official pronunciation of the name of 0[[superscript:2]] is "Zero Two", although that hasn't stopped people from pronouncing it as "Zero-Squared", "Oh-Two", "Oh-Squared", and even ''Oxygen'' (which is O[[subscript:2]]).
* PoisonousPerson: [[spoiler:Appears to be leaking some kind of poison from its tail in Kirby 64.]]
* PutOnABus: Apart from not having its own key chain in ''Kirby: Triple Deluxe'', it's missing from the Boss Butch keychain as well, despite him clearly being in the original ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'' image.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Its eye is bloodshot, geddit?
* TheSpook: Despite appearing as the final boss in two games, virtually nothing is known about 0 other than its status as the leader of Dark Matter. Its motives, backstory, and even its exact goals are all unclear.
* SpreadShot: [[spoiler:In Kirby 64.]]
* SurpriseCreepy: Dark Matter sort of was already, so 0 had to take it to another level.
* TearsOfBlood: Which it uses as a weapon.
* TrueFinalBoss: Of ''Dream Land 3'' and ''Kirby 64''.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: One of the more well known video game examples. Whenever somebody tells you Kirby is "kiddy", show them a picture of this guy.
* TheWalrusWasPaul: 0[[superscript:2]] displays a beady-eyed blissfully-happy expression for merely a moment before you fight him.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: 0 bears an uncanny resemblance to the Japanese flag, and it suspiciously shares its name with the famous Japanese World War II fighter plane. As far as is known, this is just a coincidence.

!!'''Miracle Matter'''

A 20-sided die with a red eye on each side. Miracle Matter is a creature of Dark Matter appearing in ''Videogame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' as the FinalBoss. [[spoiler:But not the TrueFinalBoss.]]
-> First Appearance: ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards''

Tropes associated with Miracle Matter:
* AllYourPowersCombined: Can use each of the seven basic Copy Abilities.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Where you fight it.
* BarrierChangeBoss: One for each of the seven basic Copy Abilities of ''Kirby 64''.
* [[spoiler:TheDragon: To 0[[superscript:2]]]]
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:Though there is a TrueFinalBoss if you get all of the Crystal Shards.]]
* FinalExamBoss: You don't need all of the Copy Abilities, but you at least need to fire projectiles of the same property as each.
* FinalBossNewDimension: Its arena has shades of this, most likely being some sort of dimensional rift.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: One of the few major antagonists not foreshadowed in any way except at the very end of the preceding level.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: How it's defeated.
* PuzzleBoss: Each form can only be hit using [[spoiler:a copy ability of projectile of the same ability it's using, being the only boss in a main series game since the first to effectively cancel out the Copy Abilities.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Multiplied by ''twenty'', with one eye on each of its sides.
* SinisterGeometry: Miracle Matter is an icosahedron (20-sided solid).
* TacticalSuicideBoss: If you don't copy and attack him with the ability it's currently using, it would be impossible to defeat it. Of course, it can't really attack outside of them...

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Antagonists]]

!!'''Nightmare'''

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The FinalBoss of ''Kirby's Adventure'' and its remakes, ''Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land'' and ''3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure''.
-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Adventure''

Tropes associated with Nightmare:
* BiggerBad: The plot is caused by [[WellIntentionedExtremist King Dedede]] trying keep him sealed.
* DefaceOfTheMoon: His defeat causes it.
* EldritchAbomination: Subverted, Dedede somehow knew exactly what he was and how to keep him away
* FinalBoss: In ''Kirby's Adventure'', its remakes, [[spoiler:and ''Kirby Mass Attack'''s Strato Patrol ROS mode]].
* HighAltitudeBattle: In his first form, after Kirby is shot at him by King Dedede. You have to complete the phase before Kirby hits the ground and dies. Happens on the ground... on the moon!
* LivingDream: The Fountain of Dreams is where people's dreams come from on Planet Popstar.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: And is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Kirby frees him by defeating King Dedede and re-forming the Star Rod.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: Definitely.
* RetCanon: His appearance in ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' is closer to the anime, despite him still behaving the way he did in ''Kirby's Adventure'' rather than the way he did in the show.
* SealedEvilInACan: Thanks to King Dedede removing his method of entry into Dream Land, at the price of there being no dreams at all in Dream Land.
* SunglassesAtNight: In his wizard form.
* ThroatLight: In ''Nightmare in Dream Land''.

!!'''Dyna Blade'''

A huge bird responsible for stealing all of the crops in Dream Land. [[spoiler:She was only doing it to feed her babies, though.]]
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-> First appearance: ''Kirby Super Star''

Tropes associated with Dyna Blade:
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In ''Air Ride'', Dyna Blade is inexplicably the size of a skyscraper.
* BigBad: Of the titular Dyna Blade sub-game.
* BigBadassBirdOfPrey: Though she is wrecking crop fields.
* BreathWeapon: Air shots that light Kirby on fire.
* GiantFlyer: Kirby is roughly the size of her talon.
* HeelFaceTurn: In Revenge of Meta Knight. [[GoodAllAlong She wasn't really that evil to begin with]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: Starting in ''Air Ride'', her theme seems to be Castle Lololo.
* MonsterIsAMommy: The food crisis she caused was to feed baby birds.
* RazorWings: Can go right through a tree.

!! '''Marx'''

A friendly-looking WalkingHead who wants Kirby to ask the wish-granting comet Nova to stop the sun and moon's fighting... [[spoiler:except he's actually evil and is [[UnwittingPawn just using Kirby as a pawn]] in order to wish for control of Pop Star]].
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->First appearance: ''Kirby Super Star''

Tropes associated with Marx:
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:The ''Ultra''-exclusive Marx Soul]] might be this.
* BadassAdorable: His combat form is not really adorable. He's standard Dream Land cute before his transformation, however.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Of Milky Way Wishes in ''Kirby Super Star''.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:He seems like an ordinary citizen of the country concerned that day and night have been thrown into chaos. He is actually the perpetrator.]]
* BreathWeapon: [[spoiler:He has a fairly impressive beaming grin.]]
* TheCameo: A statue of him is one of Stone's forms in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''. He also shows up in the Kirby Master cutscene, and the friend that Magolor says told him about Kirby (as well as [[spoiler:the person on Halcandra whom Kirby has fought before]]) is widely speculated to be him.
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:The entire plot of Milky Way Wishes is entirely his EvilPlan.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: [[spoiler:Marx's boss form is sort of cute with its big eyes and valentine symbols, but you can tell from his expression that something is wrong with him.]]
* DubNameChange: His katakana is closer transcribed as "Mark", [[SpellMyNameWithAnS although Japanese versions still romanize it as "Marx".]]
* FangsAreEvil: [[spoiler:He gets them when he goes OneWingedAngel.]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: [[spoiler:His helpfulness is an act.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: [[spoiler:There was nothing to distinguish him from anyone else on Planet Popstar prior to his wish to Nova.]]
* GreenThumb: [[spoiler:He has an attack where he flies out and drop seeds which quickly sprout thorny tendrils.]]
* HalftheManHeUsedtoBe: [[spoiler: When defeated, Marx Soul falls into two pieces down the middle before exploding.]]
* HellGate: [[spoiler:His most powerful attack is one of these, revealed when he ''splits in half''.]]
* TheJester: Looks like one. [[spoiler:A particularly dangerous one at that.]]
* LaughingMad: [[spoiler: In his boss fight, Marx is always laughing]].
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Kirby the Sun and the Moon were all doing his bidding unwittingly.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Presumably caused by Nova. How he knew to turn Marx into such a form is anyone's guess.]]
* PurpleEyes: ''Not'' mismatched, as commonly depicted in fan art.
* SuperSpit: [[spoiler:He can spit freeze bombs.]]
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Marx Soul is this in ''Ultra''.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: His only non-spoiling details come from the intro to ''Milky Way Wishes''.

!!'''Dark Meta Knight'''
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The Mirror World counterpart of Meta Knight and the initial antagonist of ''Kirby & the Amazing Mirror'', he's the one that draws Kirby into the Mirror and splits him into four bodies, and also the one that shatters the Dimensional Mirror, forcing the Kirbies to go on a quest to re-assemble it. He serves Dark Mind. [[spoiler:Seemingly survives his master's destruction, and returns as a ronin seeking revenge in ''Triple Deluxe'''s extra mode.]]

Tropes associated with Dark Meta Knight.

* BigBad: At first, seemingly.
* [[spoiler:BonusBoss: Appears as "Dark Meta Knight Revenge" in Dedede's game mode of ''Triple Deluxe'']]
* CombatPragmatist: One of the biggest tells that it's not the real Meta Knight is that both times you fight him, he ambushes without any prior warning and refuses to give you a sword to even the odds.
* TheDragon: To Dark Mind.
* EvilTwin: To the real Meta Knight, obviously.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Evil, obviously; it's not so much a bodily scar as it is a scar across his mask, around his left eye (Whether it continues down to his face is unknown). Not visible on his game sprite, but is present in his official artwork [[spoiler:and finally seen in-game in ''Triple Deluxe'']].
* LiterallyShatteredLives: After Dark Meta Knight is defeated again, he breaks apart into pieces like a mirror. [[spoiler:After Dark Meta Knight Revenge's defeat in ''Triple Deluxe'', King Dedede smashes the Dimension Mirror to pieces with him in it; his fate is unknown.]]
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: In the first battle with him, he's disguised (read: palette swapped) as the real Meta Knight, and is identified as "'''? ? ?'''"
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:As of ''Triple Deluxe'', he seems to have picked up some of his former master's proficiency with mirrors, using them for doppelganger attacks and to create massive swords from the ground.]]

!!'''Dark Mind'''

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The BigBad and FinalBoss of Kirby & the Amazing Mirror; was trying to conquer the Mirror World until Kirby defeated it.
-> First appearance: ''Kirby & the Amazing Mirror''

Tropes associated with Dark Mind:
* BiggerBad: of ''Amazing Mirror''.
* ClippedWingAngel: The last part of the battle has its mind shrunken to a smaller size, clearly unstable, and is very easy to beat. Appropriately enough, the cutscene before you fight it indicates that [[KnowWhenToFoldEm it's trying to run away]].
* CreativeClosingCredits: Once you deal enough damage to the aforementioned ClippedWingAngel, the credits start rolling. Meanwhile, you can [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill continue to beat on the boss]] (Without any health bars, for you or him), and the game will count the number of hits you land!
* DidntNeedThoseAnyway: You destroy everything but the eye, which is Dark Mind's core. The eye then lights itself on fire and triples in size for the next phase of the final boss fight.
* {{Expy}}: Shows a clear resemblance to both Dark Matter and Nightmare.
** Its final form looks like [[spoiler:a flaming version of 0.]]
** [[spoiler:Its final form immediately brings to mind the [[Franchise/LordOfTheRings Eye of Sauron]].]]
* EyeBeams: After its eye grows.
** ReflectingLaser: Invokes this by bouncing its eye beams off of its mirrors.
* FacelessEye: His second form.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Like most Kirby villains, he took over the Mirror World and wants to take over Pop Star, and that's all we know about him.
* GoForTheEye: Especially since that ends up being all that is left. You can attack his mirrors, too, but that is likely to get you hurt and will not result in as much damage or as much attack interruption. It's also best to attack when the pupil is open to attack the core ForMassiveDamage.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Mirrors; though he is not the first in this series, Simmirror never did so to this degree.
* TheManBehindTheMan: To Dark Meta Knight.
* SequentialBoss: It's fought 4 times in its standard form, then twice as its mind. To date, this is the boss with the highest number of times you're supposed to fight it in the series, though the battles against the standard form are relatively short in length and have little variance beyond the arena.
* TeleportSpam: Before he degenerates into a giant eyeball.
** It still teleports around quite a bit in the giant eyeball form, but it doesn't ever go into a "teleport once per second" pattern like the previous form did.

!!'''Drawcia'''

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The BigBad and FinalBoss of ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse'', she's a WickedWitch who wanted a land of paint and carried out her wish by turning Dream Land into a painting. Her true form is that of an unknown painting that she was created from.

-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse''

Tropes associated with Drawcia:
* ArtInitiatesLife: She creates clones of Paint Roller, Kracko, and King Dedede to serve her as part of boss mini-games at the end of the seven levels before her.
** Her main mode of attack in her first boss form is through drawing paintings of enemies that you're forced to defeat.
* BattleBoomerang: [[spoiler:Drawcia Soul opens up to shoot out several boomerangs of paint which then return inside her.]]
* BigBad: Of Canvas Curse.
* DeflectorShields: As a sorceress.
* EldritchAbomination: Subverted; she's said to be [[ArtInitiatesLife a painting that came to life]], which is not too strange in this setting. The fact that it isn't may actually be worse.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Surprisingly. ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' has a boss named Paintra, whose pause screen description implies her to be Drawcia's sister. (The Japanese version outright says that Paintra is Drawcia's sister. The English version implies that Paintra is trying to avenge Drawcia's defeat.)
* EvilLaugh: Frequently in cutscenes. She also does it during the battle against her sorceress form.
* FlunkyBoss: In addition to the ones she paints to life, Drawcia can also spawn Para Sorceresses (which freeze Kirby on contact). [[spoiler:Drawcia Soul can spawn Para Matters, which will also try to freeze Kirby on contract, catch him in a fiery explosion, or sweep the screen with lasers]].
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Again, she wants to take over Pop Star, but doesn't have much character beyond that.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: She conjures up paintbrushes for most of her magic; said paintbrushes usually disappear once she is done with her spell. However, one of those brushes did not disappear and instead flew to the player so it could help direct Kirby against Drawcia.
* OminousPipeOrgan: The first phase of her fight has this.
* OneToMillionToOne: [[spoiler:Drawcia Soul's "rain of paint".]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:After her initial defeat, she transforms into her soul, which is a giant multi-eyed screeching ball of paint]].
* RealityWarper: Much more powerful than Ado/Adeleine or Paint Roller from previous games. Not only does she start by turning Dream Land into a painting, but the game's penultimate level implies her influence is starting to spread past the region, even beyond the planet of Pop Star.
* SpikesOfDoom: Will cause them to sprout from the ground after painting a single spike.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: If she had just stuck to simple collision damage instead of paint magic and such your brush could interrupt, undo, or otherwise ruin, she would have been unbeatable. [[spoiler:This is less true of Drawcia Soul, but by then it's too late]].
* TeleportSpam: [[spoiler:Drawcia Soul will attempt this, [[DefiedTrope though you can stop it cold with the brush]].]]
* WickedWitch: Officially, Drawcia is an {{evil sorcer|er}}ess [[spoiler:in her initial form]], but her design and mannerisms seem more in line with this trope. Her high-pitched cackle is more than enough to creep you out.
** The game usually refers to Drawcia as a witch, ''except'' when you're fighting her.

!!'''Dark Nebula'''

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The BiggerBad and FinalBoss of Kirby: Squeak Squad. It was sealed away in a chest until the Squeaks opened it and were possessed by it. Meta Knight knew the secret of the chest and therefore fought Kirby to prevent it from being released.

-> First appearance: ''Kirby: Squeak Squad''

Tropes associated with Dark Nebula:
* BiggerBad: Of ''Squeak Squad''.
* DarkIsEvil: [[spoiler:At first as Dark Daroach and then just as itself]].
* DubNameChange: Named "Dark 0" in Japan. Presumably the name change was to avoid confusion with the existing 0. This is thought to be a rogue being of Dark Matter, not the original 0.
* DemonicPossession: It did this to Daroach and the Squeaks until Kirby freed them.
* FinalBoss: Though not as hard as the one right before it.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: We have no idea what any of its motives are; it's only seen in one late-game cutscene and then the final battle.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Its appearance isn't hinted on until late into the game.
* HijackedByGanon: Of a sort. The [[AllThereInTheManual 20th Anniversary Encyclopedia]] lists it among Dark Matter's relatives.
* {{Oculothorax}}: Which makes as much sense as anything, considering its origin.
* [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil In A Treasure Chest]]: That got mixed up with several others.

!!'''Yin-Yarn'''

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The BigBad of ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', Yin-Yarn appears in Dream Land one day out of nowhere and begins turning people into yarn before tossing Kirby into patch land and attempting to take over the world. [[spoiler:Yin-Yarn is seemingly the two sewing needles he uses as wands, and the magician he appears as is just an easily-replaced fake body.]]

-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn ''

Tropes associated with Yin-Yarn:
* AffablyEvil: Despite going through a very ambitious plan to take over a kingdom by kidnapping and mind-controlling its de facto leaders and succeeding in doing so with virtually no effort, Yin-Yarn has no idea what to do with the kingdom once he has it and seems to have no real motive.
* AndThenWhat: Pulls this on himself at one point in the game. He really doesn't have a plan for what to do after conquering Dream Land, but he says he'll think of something.
* ArtInitiatesLife: Crocheting things to life.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:"Yin-Yarn" is actually the two knitting needles.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Performs this by turning people into yarn.
* EvilOverlooker: He does this in the box art for the game.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: One of his attacks [[spoiler:in mecha form.]]
* MartialArtsAndCrafts: Kung-fu wizard weaver.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:After his first defeat, the knitting needles rebuild him as a HumongousMecha tank.]]

!!'''Necrodeus'''

The BigBad of ''Kirby Mass Attack''. He's the leader of the Skull Gang and he split Kirby into ten smaller versions of himself in the beginning, setting off the story for the game.
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-> First appearance: ''Kirby Mass Attack''

Tropes associated with Necrodeus:
* BigBad
* CurbStompBattle: Delivers this to Kirby while he's still sleeping by zapping him and splitting him into 10 completely defenseless Kirbys and then proceeding to murder almost every Kirby except one that follows his heart.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Can possibly be seen as the most GenreSavvy villain in the series. Upon arriving at the outset of the game, he knows how much of a threat Kirby is and ''immediately'' attacks Kirby. He would have killed him right then and there had one stray Kirby not followed his heart. When he realizes that Kirby is still alive, he has his Skull Gang patrol the areas in search of him, the gang capturing nine of the ten Kirbys every time they enter a new area. And when the Kirbys finally reach his hideout and find his staff, the only thing that can turn them back to normal? He [[JustEatHim swallows his staff]] to keep it out of their hands.
* DarkIsEvil: He ''despises'' beings of light such as Kirby, and will not hesitate to ''kill them dead'' the instant an opportunity to do so presents itself.
%%* DemBones
* EldritchAbomination
%%* EvilLaugh
* {{Expy}}: His appearance is strikingly similar to Nightmare.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: He attacks Kirby because Kirby is a "champion of light", and Necrodeus wants a world covered in darkness.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: Fighting them is the first phase of his fight.
* KnightOfCerebus: Kirby was almost completely killed when this guy showed up at the beginning of the game. [[CerebusSyndrome After that, the game seemed like a trip through Hell for the poor, then-severely-weakened pink spud.]]
* MonsterClown
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: It literally translates to ''death god''.
* ObviouslyEvil: The appearance of a PhysicalGod? Check. [[NothingButSkulls Skull motifs everywhere]]? Check. [[EvilSoundsDeep Deep]] [[EvilLaugh evil laughter]] whenever he appears on-screen? Check. [[CurbStompBattle Technically killing Kirby nine times before the game even starts]]? Check.
* RaymanianLimbs
* SkullForAHead

!!'''[[spoiler:Magolor]]'''

[[spoiler: See Other Main Characters]]

!!'''Galacta Knight'''

Galacta Knight is the greatest warrior in the galaxy, but was sealed away for fear that he was too powerful. He first appears as the FinalBoss of the Meta Knightmare Ultra sub-game in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'', where Meta Knight unseals him in order to challenge him to a fight. He also shows up out of nowhere in ''Return to Dream Land'''s True Arena, as the third-to-last boss.

->First appearance: ''Kirby Super Star Ultra''

Tropes associated with Galacta Knight:
* AmbiguouslyEvil: It's never made ''quite'' clear that he's evil. All we know is that his strength was such that he was sealed away.
* {{Badass}}: The only Kirby foe to have a rock song for his battle theme, and it shows.
** For comparison, Marx's strongest attack is a HellGate that does about 1/3 of your health. Galacta Knight's strongest attack simply [[SpamAttack stabs you in the face several times]] and deals 1/2 your health.
* BonusBoss: Of ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''.
* CoolMask: It has a cross-shaped slit in the front, matching the design on his shield.
* EvilCounterpart: Of Meta Knight. His design is basically an angelic version of Meta Knight's, interestingly enough. He may or may not be evil, however.
* FlunkyBoss: In ''Ultra'', he can summon his own version of Meta-Knights.
* JoustingLance: Despite this, he gives the sword ability.
* LightIsNotGood: There is no way of knowing if he is "bad", but the player never has a peaceful encounter with him.
* [[LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe Luckily My Shield Will]] [[SwordBeam Shoot Crescent Beams]] [[SubvertedTrope At You]]
** Though in ''Return to Dream Land'', his sword can indeed block attacks.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Wear Pink and White]]: ''Ooohhhh yeah.''
* ShockAndAwe: in ''Return to Dream Land'', he can summon columns of lightning.
* [[SealedBadassInACan Sealed In A Crystal: For whatever reason]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Galacta Knight in the English and Galactic Knight in Japanese. His introductory video in ''Kirby Super Star Ultra'' still calls him Galactic Knight, however.
* SwordBeam / StormOfBlades: Becomes a signature technique of his in ''Return to Dream Land'', in the form of his lance leaving behind sword-shaped energy beams that he can fire off, sometimes in huge numbers.

!!'''Taranza'''
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-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe''

An insectoid mage who kidnaps King Dedede as part of [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia's plot]] to take over all of Pop Star.

* AffablyEvil[=/=]PunchClockVillain: Really, [[spoiler:working for Sectonia]] is the ''only'' thing that makes him evil. [[spoiler:When Sectonia tries to off him, he immediately betrays her and helps Kirby finish her off.]]
* AllWebbedUp
* ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Well, not ''that'' big but still...
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Both he and Dedede come to Kirby's rescue when he's caught by Sectonia.]]
* CastingAShadow: Fires dark energy blasts.
* CuteLittleFangs
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Decides to help Kirby defeat Sectonia after she tries to kill him. Still think trying to kill your loyal [[TheDragon Dragon]] was a good idea?]]
* TheDragon: [[spoiler:To Queen Sectonia. At least, until she tries to off him for failing her.]]
* EnergyBall: [[spoiler:Tosses these to assist Masked Dedede.]]
* EtTuBrute: [[spoiler:His reaction to Queen Sectonia's attempt to kill him.]]
* EvilSorcerer: Starts off as one. [[spoiler: Drops the evil part upon his HeelFaceTurn]].
* {{Expy}}: He shares similarities with [[SuperMarioBros Kamek]] due to being powerful sorcerors who [[spoiler:serve as {{The Dragon}}s to their respective bosses]] and who have a habit of irritating or [[MakeMyMonsterGrow magically enhancing]] bosses to impede the heroes.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Has four eyes in the back of his head and two extra eyes on his forehead, though they're presumably secondary to his primary two eyes (Like with most real spiders).
* FangsAreEvil: [[spoiler:Subverted with his HeelFaceTurn.]]
* {{Flight}}: Can fly through the air. Justified as he has no legs.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]]
* HornedHumanoid Has two small horns on his head.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: He's really not that good at being a bad guy.
* MindControl: [[spoiler: Uses this on Dedede, turning him into Masked Dedede.]]
* [[spoiler:MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: Begins helping Kirby after his boss decides YouHaveFailedMe.]]
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Six of them.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: [[spoiler: Even when Sectonia made a FaceHeelTurn, Taranza still followed her orders even if it meant hurting the Floralians. It's ultimately subverted when Sectonia tries to kill him, at which point he betrays her.]]
* OhCrap: He gets this kind of reaction when he finally realizes (in the first world's boss stage, of course) that Kirby has been chasing him for a short while, seconds before he sics Flowery Woods on Kirby.
* PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler: How he controls Dedede during the boss fight. For bonus points, if one looks close enough, Dedede is shown to have strings on him.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: Though it may just be a marking rather than a mouth, as it doesn't change when he becomes distraught after Kirby [[spoiler:takes down Masked Dedede or when he gets punted away by Sectonia]].
* RaymanianLimbs: Six of them.
* SpiderPeople: Has a distinct spider motif.
* SquishyWizard: A sorceror with powerful BlackMagic, but goes down in one hit. [[spoiler:Which is probably the reason he's never fought in game.]]
* SuddenlyVoiced: After spending most of the game as a SilentAntagonist, Taranza finally speaks during the Royal Road level.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: The similarities between him and [[VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand Magolor]] are just too obvious to ignore.
* UndyingLoyalty: Tragically [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]]. [[spoiler: Sectonia was once a kind ruler of Floralia before making her FaceHeelTurn, but even then he still stuck by her. It wasn't until Sectonia tried to kill him does he realize that Sectonia is too dangerous and had to be stopped.]]
* TheUnfought: He's never fought directly, though [[spoiler:he does assist the {{Brainwashed}} Dedede by firing {{Energy Ball}}s.]]
* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:To Queen Sectonia.]]
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Initially. [[spoiler:Subverted when Sectonia [[YouHaveFailedMe tries to kill him]], [[HeelFaceTurn at which point]] [[TheDogBitesBack he helps Kirby defeat her]].]]
* WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler:The People of the Sky planted the Dreamstalk to summon a hero to save them from Queen Sectonia. On her orders, Taranza was sent to kidnap this hero, but mistook Dedede for the hero and kidnapped him instead of Kirby. It isn't until near the end of the game that he realizes his mistake, and by that time, Kirby has him cornered, so he summons Queen Sectonia to help him. Queen Sectonia was ''not'' amused.]]

!!'''Queen Sectonia'''
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-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe''
-->Voiced By: Creator/MakikoOhmoto

A giant wasp who is the ruler of Floralia and the Queen of the Sectras. She is the master behind Taranza.

* AGodAmI: In the Japanese version, she declares herself the Goddess of Pop Star upon her appearance. [[{{Bowdlerise}} The English version has her declaring herself the ruler of the heavens.]]
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: [[spoiler:Sectonia Soul has blue skin.]]
* AttackDrones: [[spoiler:When fused with the Dreamstalk, she can spawn flowers on any vine that allow her to see in any area. The flowers can also float in midair, fire lasers, and turn into swords or buzzsaws to attack others from a distance. She can also use them to form barriers.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:Sectonia Soul.]]
* BadassBoast: Loves giving these out.
-->'''Sectonia:''' Now then, hero of the lower world. You would risk your life for this land? You would stand against me, the ruler of the heavens? Very well... You will bow before the great Queen Sectonia! My beauty rivals the divine... and my power will crush all that you hold dear!
-->'''Sectonia:''' Bah...Aha... I...see. I expected as much from the hero chosen by the Dreamstalk. But I wonder... How will you handle this? You see, true beauty...is control. The Dreamstalk has guided you thus far. But its bloom will be your doom! Floralia, Dream Land, and this entire planet! You should all feel honored. [[spoiler:You will serve as my sustenance... for eternity!]]
* BadBoss: It's pretty much her EstablishingCharacterMoment when she tries to [[spoiler:off Taranza]] for failing her. It even extends into her boss fight. She'll summon Sectra enemies to assist her during the fight, and if they are still on the field when she attacks, then she'll uncaringly attack them as well.
* BattleBoomerang: [[spoiler:One of Sectonia Soul's attacks]].
* BeautyIsBad: She is as evil as she is beautiful [[spoiler: especially since her obsession with beauty was the thing what turned her evil.]]
* BigBad: Of ''Triple Deluxe''.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: A giant bee.
* CallBack: Many of [[spoiler:Sectonia Soul's]] attacks are taken directly from [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse Drawcia Soul.]]
** Some are taken from [[Videogame/KirbySuperStar Marx]] too,.
* DeadlyDisc: Fires golden discs during the boss fight.
* {{Determinator}}: Oh, hell yes. If we place the True Arena after the main game, she [[spoiler:was defeated by Kirby, went OneWingedAngel by fusing with the Dreamstalk, was beaten again in a long battle that ended with a giant laser to the face, ''survived '''that''' ''long enough to get 4 Miracle Fruits, went against Kirby a third time, and when ''that'' failed, she ''ripped her own head off of the Dreamstalk, '''just so she could fight Kirby one last time''''']]. ''Damn''.
* DualWielding: Wields two {{Magic Staff}}s and two {{Royal Rapier}}s.
* EldritchAbomination: Although this tends to occur in Kirby fashion, this version isn't quite so visually horrifying as its connotations are. Sectonia, [[spoiler:after being defeated, merges with the Dreamstalk, which she also sends into overgrowth and begins visibly ''choking the life out of Planet Popstar''. Not only that, she's content to consume her own kingdom as well, almost immediately burying her castle in a tangle of vines. Beyond that, she can spawn eyes from any flower on any vine to personally see in that area.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: To Taranza.
* EvilOverlord: Not always. She was once a kind ruler until her obession with beauty corrupted her. Her rule eventually got so bad that the Floralians [[spoiler:planted the Dreamstalk in hopes of summoning Kirby to help defeat her.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: She used to be a kind queen, especially around Taranza, but then she became obsessed with beauty, which lead to her newfound cruelty towards the Floralians.
* FlunkyBoss: She sometimes summons antlike Sectras called Antrs in her fights. These Sectras grant either [[FireIceLightning Fire, Ice, or Spark]] depending on the color of the enemy (red, blue, and green respectively).
* FrickinLaserBeams: [[spoiler:In her OneWingedAngel forms.]]
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:With the Dreamstalk.]]
* GemstoneAssault: Summons a large diamond when down to half health. Though it only serves as another arena.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Downplayed in that she's given a backstory (see FaceHeelTurn), but her motives for conquering Pop Star are never revealed.
* GigglingVillain: Frequently lets out a NoblewomansLaugh during the boss fight. [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia]] upgrades this into [[LaughingMad Marx-like laughter]].
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: She used to be a kind ruler, especially towards Taranza. But her obsession with beauty corrupted her mind and turned her into the tyrant she is now.
* GreenThumb: [[spoiler:Upon combining with the Dreamstalk. The limitlessness of this kind of power is played straight, with her threatening to choke out and devour all of Planet Popstar.]]
* HoistByHerOwnPetard[=/=]NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Sectonia, if you didn't try to kill Taranza, maybe he wouldn't have betrayed you.]]
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Though as a wasp, this makes sense.
* InsectQueen: Seems to be the queen of the Sectra enemies in the Royal Road world.
* JustEatHim: One attempted on [[spoiler:the planet's entirety]], at that; [[spoiler:she merges with the Dreamstalk and declares her intent to feast on the planet and its populace for the rest of her potentially-endless life.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: In true ''Kirby'' villain fashion, the game takes a darker turn when she takes center stage.
* LadyOfWar: A MagicKnight version of one. And, uh, a bee.
* LightIsNotGood: In a surprisingly stark contrast to previous ''Kirby'' villains, whose appearances and forms are themed after evil and chaos, Queen Sectonia is themed after bees and flowers, which signify birth and rejuvenation, especially in her [[spoiler:final forms]], and she is impressively more elegant than prior final bosses. Unfortunately, for someone with such a motif, Sectonia is definitely ''not'' one of the good guys.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: [[spoiler:In her OneWingedAngel form.]]
* MadeOfIron: [[spoiler:For one example, she took a deflected ''WaveMotionGun'' '''''to the face''''' and still remained alive long enough to eat four Miracle Fruits to come BackFromTheDead.]]
* OminousPipeOrgan: Played during some notes of the music played in the cutscene before fighting her when she makes her appearance, and the battle theme played in her first phase (which also contains heavy metal in it).
* OneToMillionToOne: [[spoiler:Sectonia Soul's rain of nectar attack, much like Marx and Drawcia's souls before her.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:She combines with the Dreamstalk upon being defeated by Kirby in her normal form.]]
* {{Planimal}}: [[spoiler:After combining with the Dreamstalk.]]
* RaymanianLimbs: Much like Taranza, she has these, though only two.
* RoyalRapier: She can convert her staves into rapiers to stab with.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: She's got no problems getting her hands dirty if the situation calls for it.
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Sectonia Soul's pause-screen descpritions imply this. Stating that Kirby's defeat and her hunger for power has left her insane, the only thing she can cling to is her vanity.]]
* StaffOfAuthority: She [[DualWielding holds one in each hand]].
* TeleportSpam: Does this during the boss fight.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Or woman, in this case.
* TragicVillain: A formerly kindhearted ruler who was slowly corrupted into a monstorous tyrant by her obsession with beauty.
* VainSorceress: She wields two magical staves, a lot of magic, and she is completely obsessed with her own beauty.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:The entirety of the second battle with her is basically one long VillainousBreakdown. For the majority of the fight, she remains as calm and elegant as usual, but after being beaten back the first time, she attempts to squeeze the life out of Kirby in a rage. Then Dedede and Taranza pull their BigDamnHeroes moment and give Kirby the [[EleventhHourSuperpower Hypernova]] ability, at which point she pretty much snaps and tosses every attack she can throw at Kirby as the pink puffball tears through her defenses and eventually defeats her.]]
* VillainousValor: Sure, she's a villain, but one can't help but admire her determination. First, she faces off against Kirby herself, and though beaten, [[spoiler:she stays alive long enough to fuse with the Dreamstalk. And when her OneWingedAngel form is beaten, she remains alive long enough to eat four Miracle Fruits to revive herself just so she could fight Kirby again.]] This girl's got guts.
** Not tho mention that [[spoiler:despite being beaten again, she detaches from the dying Dreamstalk to keep on fighting. And by "detaching", we mean ''ripping off her own head'']].
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Especially about Soul of Sectonia.]]
* WaveMotionGun: [[spoiler:In her OneWingedAngel form. [[HoistByHerOwnPetard It's what ultimately does her in]].]]
* WeHaveReserves: She can kill any Antr that she's just summoned through the use of her attacks, plus she can summon as many more as she wants just so she can wipe them out again if she feels like it.
* WhoNeedsTheirWholeBody: [[spoiler:After being beaten the first time, Sectonia Soul rips herself off the Dreamstalk, leaving her with nothing more than her head and wings.]]
%%* WingedHumanoid
* YinYangBomb: Fires [[CastingAShadow black lightning]] from the gold staff and [[LightEmUp orbs of light]] from the silver staff.
* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:Attempts this on Taranza. It bites her in the ass later.]]
-->'''Sectonia:''' Pitiful, [[spoiler:Taranza]]... [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness I have no use for a fool who cannot follow orders.]]
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[[folder: Supporting Characters]]

!!'''Nova'''

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The wish-granting comet in Milky Way Wishes, also known as Galactic Nova. Kirby sought it out to help stop the sun and moon fighting each other [[spoiler:before Marx interferes and sends it in a ColonyDrop, but Kirby managed to stop it]]. In Meta Knightmare Ultra, Meta Knight sought it out to give himself a WorthyOpponent.

-> First appearance: ''Kirby Super Star''

Tropes associated with Nova:
* AllPowerfulBystander: It works on a such a scale that the sun and moon have to team up to hold Nova back (coincidentally resolving Kirby's intended wish), yet it will grant the wish of anyone able to activate enough star fountains on enough planets to call it.
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In ''Ultra'', he (mostly) pulls himself back together when Meta Knight activates the stars to make his wish.]]
* CatSmile: Seemingly his default expression, and a lot of people's first exposure to this trope.
* CoresAndTurretsBoss: In what is more or less the mechanical equivalent of a WombLevel.
* MagicFromTechnology: A technological wish granter.
* MakeAWish: Its main function.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Only with parts of random artifacts instead of animal organs.
* UnexpectedShmupLevel: You get to ride a Starship made from the same star fountains that called it in order to destroy its Nucleus.

!!!'''The Meta-Knights'''
The Meta-Knights are a group of warriors led by Meta Knight, They are incredibly loyal to their master and would do anything to help him in his endeavours. Originally, the name referred to a small group of footsoldiers Meta Knight led, Axe Knight, Mace Knight, Javelin Knight and Trident Knight. However, since Kirby Super Star and its remake this has expanded to include, Captain Vul, an albatross, a Waddle Dee wearing a sailor's hat (nicknamed [[FanNickname Sailor Dee]]) and finally a Blade Knight and Sword Knight. Captain Vul, Sailor Dee, alongside Axe Knight and Mace Knight make up the Halberd crew.

Tropes related to the Meta-Knights:
* UndyingLoyalty: The Knights (except Vul) chose to stay behind even after the Halberd was about to crash into the Orange Ocean in order to finish off Kirby with their master.
* AmbiguousSpecies: Mace Knight, Axe Knight, Trident Knight, Blade Knight and Sword Knight are this (considering the fact they wear armour, or in Axe Knight's case a mask, unless of course that's not a mask.
* UnexplainedRecovery: During their boss battles, you can inhale them, torch them, blow them to smithereens, and they'll be back again to have another try at you.
* TheUnfought: Captain Vul and Sailor Dee are never fought at all in either their début appearance in ''Kirby Super Star'' or its remake.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: They're basically all named after what they do or their weapon of choice.

!!'''Captain Vul'''
A short-tempered albatross who serves as the captain of the Halberd and oversees the crew.

* SanitySlippage: Over the course of the Revenge of Meta Knight sub-game, going as far as to damage his own ship with his rebuilt Heavy Lobster just to take down Kirby.
* EvilLaugh
* [[TalkLikeAPirate Talks Like A Pirate]]: Downplayed, but he'll throw around terms like ''lubber'' and ''scallywag'' in the remake.
* TheDragon: To Meta Knight.
* NoNameGiven: Originally, but got one in the remake which stuck around.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere!: As soon as Meta Knight gave the the order to evacuate ship, Vul immediately left.

!!'''Axe Knight & Mace Knight'''
These two appear as part of the four original warriors of the Meta-Knights. These two, were originally depicted in various media as being Meta Knight's sidekicks. They make up half of the Halberd crew. Axe Knight wields a axe and wear's a skull mask (or is it his actual body?) and Mace Knight wears violet armour and wields a flail.

* IronicFear: In the original ''Kirby Super Star'', Axe Knight mentioned he was afraid of heights even though he works in an airship.
* DemotedToExtra: The duo had dialog as Meta Knight's sidekicks... now they're just two of the Meta-Knights.

!'''Sailor Dee'''
A Waddle Dee wearing a sailor's cap. He is a part of of the Halberd crew.

* TheGenericGuy: Compared to the rest of the knights.
* TheCameo: Makes an appearance in ''Kirby Mass Attack'' as part of Stratus Patrol EOS.
* WhatEverHappenedToTheMouse?: His fate on the Halberd was never actually confirmed in the game alongside the other Knights leading to some fan speculation. This was cleared up when it's revealed in ''Mass Attack'' that he's alive and well.

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