Tropes relating to characters in the anime ''Anime/KirbyOfTheStars''.

To clarify where the characters go, characters that are non-specific to the anime go [[{{Characters/Kirby}} here.]] The game characters that appear on this page are only for the tropes that are associated to them in the anime. To avoid redundancy, the traits that appear in both works stay on the main [[{{Characters/Kirby}} Kirby character page.]]

[[http://kirbysrainbowresort.net/info/anime/characters/ This page]] on Kirby's Rainbow Resort has a larger list of all the anime characters, including the ones that appeared in the [[{{Kirby}} games]] first.

Please note that for the sake of consistency, the examples below follow the original Japanese names. Note also that all of the episode numbers given are the original Japanese ones unless otherwise stated. Bear with us while the page is under reorganization, as there might be a few name inconsistencies here and there.
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!Kirby
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->Voiced by: Makiko Omoto

-->"'''Poyo!'''"

A legendary Star Warrior who crash-lands in Dream Land in the first episode. Eventually, he becomes a well-renowned local hero that is the primary hope for the citizens of Dream Land to keep Dedede's demon beasts at bay.

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This space is only for the tropes that apply to Kirby in the anime only. All other traits go on the [[{{Characters/Kirby}} main Kirby character page.]]

Tropes associated with Kirby:
* AcrophobicBird: Kirby rarely ever flies in the anime, if at all, subverting his potential advantage of VideoGameFlight. He technically still can, though.
* AmbiguousInnocence: Kirby's never done anything downright dickish, but there are a few scenes that show the villagers that he's not all jolly laughs and giggles as most expect him to be.
* AmericanKirbyIsHardcore: Compare the Japanese opening to the 4Kids dub version: both of the original openings are happy, upbeat march tunes that show Kirby being happy with his friends, with some horror thrown in for good measure. The 4Kids version immediatley starts with Kirby showing off his angry Kirby eyebrows and all of his special powers. Granted, the Japanese version is far more of an accurate depiction, as Kirby only [[LetsGetDangerous gets dangerous]] to kill the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* BadassAdorable
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigEater: Oh ''dear''.
* BlackHoleBelly: Which contains a ''[[{{Hammerspace}} pocket dimension]]'', as seen when he swallows a Dedede voodoo doll that corresponds to his movements.
* BlushSticker: He has them all the time.
* BreathWeapon: Kirby's inhale is notably more powerful in the anime than in the games. He can even use it to swallow objects or demon beasts that are tens of times larger than he is.
* CatchPhrase: "Poyo!"
* CheerfulChild
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
* DeusExMachina: Often times, Kirby never actually does anything until the climax of the episode, and once he inhales and copies something, ''you're flat out done for''. On occasion, he even {{One Hit KO}}s some demon beasts. [[spoiler: This extends even to the finale, where the BigBad of the entire series is killed in one hit.]]
* EldritchAbomination: Implied to be a failed creation of Nightmare that turned good.
* ExtremeOmnivore
* FriendToAllLivingThings: If demon beasts don't immediately try to annihilate him, Kirby will almost always befriend the more timid, less powerful ones. Subsequently, this is used as a setup for {{Tear Jerker}}s that involve having to kill the demon beast that he's attached to when it inevitably TurnsRed.
* TheHero
* HeroicMime: Except for his CatchPhrase and several other little words like "watermelon", he can't say any more than that.
* IdiotHero: Of course, his level of intellect varies somewhat between each episode.
* IdiotSavant: For his level of responsibility, he has a rather childish demeanor... until his instincts kick in. See InstantExpert below.
* InstantExpert: Even if he's never used a copy ability before, Kirby has an instinctual knack for fighting and is able to get the hang of a new ability by the end of a battle.
* KidHero
* NiceHat: Gets one for every ability he copies, even with abilities like Crash, which originally didn't have a hat.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Are Pink]]
* PowerCopying: A trait inherited from the games.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Watermelons, which replaced the tomatoes from the games.
* TransformationSequence: Whenever he copies an ability. It's more elaborate than what's seen in the games.
* WalkingHead

!King Dedede
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->Voiced by: KenichiOgata (JP), TedLewis (EN)

-->"'''Ah need a monstah ta clobber dat dere Kirbeh!'''"

The self-proclaimed king of Dream Land, with a huge castle, an army of Waddle Dees and his servant [[BattleButler Escargon]] at his disposal.

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King Dedede appears as a recurring villain in the {{Kirby}} games. This spot is for tropes that apply to him only in the anime. All other traits go on the [[{{Characters/Kirby}} main Kirby character page.]]

* AccentAdaptation: Gets a Southern accent in the dub.
* AdaptationalVillainy: While he is often antagonistic to Kirby, Dedede in the games is more of an AntiVillain who is more willing to [[EnemyMine join Kirby against a more serious threat]] or genuinely help out.
* AdiposeRex: Played for laughs and TurnedUpToEleven in an episode where he tries to trick Kirby into eating enhanced chips to make him fat. Dedede ends up eating the chips himself, and grows too big to even leave his throne room.
* AffablyEvil: Aside from ordering monsters to "clobbah dat dere Kirby".
* ButtMonkey: All the bad luck has to happen to him: Only getting a Trooper collectible, losing a school 3 times...
** IronButtMonkey: PlayedForLaughs
* CatchPhrase: In the original, [[ThisIsUnforgivable "This is unforgivable!"]]
* CoolCar: Owns a tank described as a "demon beast on wheels". He later custom-orders a pimped-out limo equipped with hammers, and after using it for the WackyRacing episode, he keeps it until the end of the series.
* DemonicPossession: In episode 95 (97 in the dub), he gets possessed by the Devil Frog after Kirby spits it out.
* ForTheEvulz: Orders demon beasts like the way a spoiled child would buy toys.
* IOwnThisTown: He claims that he's the 17,062nd ruler of Dream Land.
* {{Jerkass}}: Taken UpToEleven, but he softens as the episodes go by, ultimately siding with Kirby for the final fight against N.M.E.
** To clarify: what does Dedede do when he first meets Kirby? ''He throws him off a cliff.''
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* ManChild
* {{Narcissist}}: His castle has statues of him all over the place, and he even puts up a statue in the village just so he can admire it.
* PetTheDog: In episode 42, Dedede fulfills his promise of building a park for the village kids right before the apocalypse happens. [[spoiler: It turns out that the crisis is averted, but the park stays there for the rest of the series.]]
* ShoutOut / TakeThat: In the 4Kids dub of the Kirby anime, they had King Dedede give a Southern accent as well as uttering Bushisms, similar to a certain former U.S. President.
* SigilSpam: His peace-sign symbol (as shown on the back of his [[PimpedOutCape pimped out coat]]) shows up on a lot of his homemade demon beasts, mimicking Nightmare's own sigil.
* StylisticSuck: His homebrew anime, entitled ''Dedede: Comin' At Ya'' in the dub and ''Dedede of the Stars'' in the original.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: His {{catchphrase}} in the Japanese version.
* VerbalTic: In the Japanese version, he adds "zoi" at the end of his sentences.


!Meta Knight
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->Voiced by: Atsuishi Kisachi (JP), EricStuart (EN)

-> '''"How absurd. I am his Majesty's faithful servant!"'''\\


A mysterious knight who claims to serve Dedede, but his true allegiances seem to fall elsewhere. He takes the role of Kirby's mentor, training him to fight against the demon beasts and to eventually defeat Nightmare.


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This space is only for the tropes that apply to Meta Knight in the anime only. All other traits go on the [[{{Characters/Kirby}} main Kirby character page.]]

* AcrophobicBird: Subverted and justified--he doesn't have the CapeWings that are in the games, putting him at a disadvantage in many of the battles he fights.
** He did in the pilot episode, however.
* AdaptationalWimp: Meta Knight isn't as powerful as he is in the game, he lacks most of his abilities, including the aforementioned CapeWings. For most of the series, he lets Kirby do the work, so he can get stronger, he does try to interfere when the GiantMook Masher is trying to kill Kirby, but MK is just backhanded, and lets Kirby finish him. He also loses against Chilidog, and Sirica (after she almost broke his arm).
* AdaptationExpansion: In the games he's a mysterious figure with an ambiguous morality. The anime clears that up, expands on that, and elaborates it, making him an EnigmaticMinion for Dedede, a StealthMentor to Kirby, and the HeroOfAnotherStory in his own recollections.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Meta Knight, while usually portrayed as a HeroAntagonist in the games, fights Kirby in several instances and sometimes enters WellIntentionedExtremist territory. In the anime, he is one of Kirby's allies.
* {{Badass}}: Unleaded.
* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: He does this to Escargon in the episode where he gets possessed by a demon beast that makes him forgotten by everyone, insisting that torture would get the demon beast out.
** A darker example, in his flashback from episode 19: [[spoiler: He {{Mercy Kill}}ed his best friend after he was [[DemonicPossession posessed by Nightmare.]] And this was the ''only'' person in the entire series, game ''or'' anime, that was ever stated to be Meta Knight's friend.]]
* BigBrotherMentor / TheObiWan: Once he stops being a {{Jerkass}} to Kirby.
* BigDamnHeroes: Taken UpToEleven in episode 18 (episode 16 in the dub), which proves that everyone would be dead without him. He follows Bun and his friends into a jungle, saving them a grand total of three times without revealing his presence every single time their lives are endangered. At the end, he nearly gets killed trying to save Bun from a [[GiantEnemyCrab giant Venus Flytrap-like plant by forcing its jaws open with his bare hands]], gets bitten and nearly chewed to a pulp, and later [[KillItWithFire burns the plant down]]. No one thanks him for this.
** There's another moment of this in episode 26, where he jumps in front of Kirby and Bun to challenge Wolfwrath, and later in the flashback, where he saves Sword and Blade by ''wrestling Wolfwrath off a cliff.''
* ChekhovsGun: The WallOfWeapons in his room, which belong to Sword and Blade, his assistants.
* CombatCommentator
* CombatPragmatist: More so in the anime than in the games. In this continuity, he also places [[HonorBeforeReason reason in higher priority than honor]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DragonWithAnAgenda: He's said to serve King Dedede, but barely ever does anything for him. Lampshaded by Escargon in the original with the following line from episode 60:
--> Escargon: "At least do your job once in a while!"
* DwindlingParty: Discussed in episode 4. [[spoiler: In the initial conflict with Nightmare, the demon beasts killed everyone that tried to resist his conquest of the universe, [[LastOfHisKind leaving only Meta Knight alive - or so he thinks.]]]]
* DynamicEntry: Has a habit of appearing out of nowhere on high places to announce something relevant to the plot.
* EldritchAbomination: Depending on your sources, some people speculate that Meta Knight, not Kirby, is the demon beast-turned-good that's mentioned as the only creation to ever turn against Nightmare. If this is true, then it adds another dimension to his AntiHero complex.
* FamedInStory: People like him so much that in the episode with the collectible figures, after someone finds a Meta Knight figurine the whole town goes nuts trying to find another one. Including King Dedede, [[UpToEleven who grabs every single candy off the shelf in hopes of finding one]]. Which is pretty stupid, considering that the real Meta Knight was there the whole time.
** It gets worse when Meta Knight himself, when told about it, ''laughs'', pointing out... something; YMMV on if his laughing was because of how stupid it was, if he liked the idea more than he let on, a combination of both, or something else entirely.
*** In the dub, at least, he enjoys his fame, responding to it with a laugh and a "Yes, I like this."
* GiveMeASword: Throws Kirby a sword before their duel in episode 3, akin to the way he does in the games.
* GreatOffscreenWar: Fought in it.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: A ''very'' [[DarkerAndEdgier different story]]. The most we get to hear about it is through miscellaneous flashbacks.
* IHaveTheHighGround: A favorite pose of his. Most fans think that it's because he has a height complex, or simply wants to see everything going on from a higher vantage point.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: He wields one [[NamedWeapons named Galaxia]], which was ForgedByTheGods. Somehow, as long as it's in his possession, Nightmare cannot take over the entire universe.
* KaleidoscopeEyes: Green (thoughtfulness or seriousness), blue (pride or happiness), bright yellow (determination), red (anger or fear), pink (amusement), orange (surprise or fear) and silver (unknown - it's seen only once and we don't know what he's feeling). When he's sleeping or unconscious, they're a dull, dark yellow.
* KnightKnaveAndSquire: He's the knight, while both Sword and Blade are his knaves.
* LaResistance: [[spoiler: The SoleSurvivor of one, or so he thinks.]]
* MasterSwordsman
* MysteriousProtector: Towards Kirby, Fumu, and Bun.
* MysteriousWatcher: Due to his habit of appearing out of nowhere to say something plot-relevant to the characters, this led to the speculation that he stalks Kirby and Fumu on a regular basis.
** Even does so in the episode ''about GHOSTS.'' Cue ScareChord when Bun and Kirby see his glowing eyes emerge from the forest, only for the camera to zoom out and reveal that it's just Meta Knight.
* NamedWeapons: His sword, Galaxia.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: In episode 3, while training Kirby. He {{Hand Wave}}s it by saying that Kirby can only awaken his powers when he's put in life-or-death situations.
* OnlySaneMan: Meta Knight is a sane person in an insane world. Or maybe, he's an insane person in an even crazier world.
* PetTheDog: To Sword and Blade, and occasionally Kirby in some of the later episodes.
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: "I am his majesty's loyal servant." before he '''kicks Escargon's and Dedede's tank down a cliff.'''
** And it's safe to say 30% of his lines are this. Another 30% are jokes and the last 40% is him being (non-)helpful.
* SinkOrSwimMentor: Combined with StealthMentor.
* ShroudedInMyth
* SweetTooth: Fans noticed that, in the episode where Meta Knight is seen enjoying Channel DDD, there's a jar of sweets in the corner. He's never shown eating sweets, but a lot of people get this trope from just that.
* TheStoic: Although [[NotSoStoic he laughs]] several times in the series: when he notices that Escargon and his mother look exactly alike, when he's seen watching Channel DDD, and when Fumu tells him to complain to the company that made an action figure of him.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Towards the end of the series, he discusses this with his subordinates, stating that this is his reason for not helping out Kirby as much. It makes sense, because he's still testing Kirby's power as an individual, doing so by drawing further and further into isolation from him during his battles.
* WeMeetAgain: Said to Wolfwrath near the beginning of episode 26.
* TheWorfEffect: Usually what happens whenever Meta Knight does get into a battle -- hence why the only instances in which he's been overpowered in a fight are with Chilidog, Masher, and the Pyukii plant.
* ZenSurvivor



!'''Nightmare'''

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The true BigBad of the anime series, and owner of Nightmare Enterprises. In the past he's staged a full-scale war against a number of resistance movements, but for now, all he does is make the demon beasts that Dedede uses to 'get' Kirby.

-> First appearance: ''Episode 1''

Tropes associated with Nightmare:
* AchillesHeel: As revealed in the finale of the anime, [[spoiler:Nightmare's just a [[MeaningfulName bad dream]], meaning he can only be defeated in dreams. Not to mention, his only weakness is the Star Rod, which Kirby can take control of and use against him by swallowing his own Warp Star. Of course, with his AsLongAsThereIsEvil gig, Nightmare can't truly be destroyed forever so long as there's fear and nightmares in everyone's hearts]].
* AdaptationalBadass: While he doesn't do much fighting, in the games he was just a GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere whose only threat was spreading bad dreams, but here, he's a PhysicalGod that poses a threat to the entire universe.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: [[spoiler:He gives this kind of speech in the finale.]]
-->[[spoiler:''"True to my name, I am but a dream that lives in your heart. Therefore, I am immortal. For as long as there is fear in your heart, I will someday return."'']]
* AstralCheckerboardDecor: In his lair, complete with a few demon beasts that look like chess pieces.
* BiggerBad: He creates the demon beasts that make Kirby's life miserable, but [[spoiler: he never fights him one-on-one until the finale]]. The closest thing to an active antagonist for Kirby is probably Dedede, although he doesn't have any affiliation with Nightmare, other than ordering his demon beasts [[ForTheEvulz for the heck of it]].
* CardCarryingVillain
* ClassicVillain: Representing Ambition, Wrath, and Sloth, and quite possibly the Devil himself.
* ContemplativeBoss: He is rarely seen before the SeriesFinale, but whenever he appears before it, he is shown in this pose.
* EvilOverlord
* FauxAffablyEvil: He created Nightmare Enterprises and sells demon beasts to customers, pretending to pass them off as useful everyday objects (that eventually [[TurnsRed turn red]]). He even prefers to amuse himself by watching Kirby fighting his demon beasts.
* FunWithAcronyms: Often in the dub his company's name ([=NightMare Enterprises=]) is abbreviated as 'NME'. [[DontExplainTheJoke It sounds like 'enemy' when read aloud]].
* LazyBum: He embodies the Deadly Sin of Sloth really well, as in the anime, he prefers to spend his time in his chessboard-like lair and amuses himself with watching Kirby battle his demon beasts.
* MindRape: Attempted with Kirby [[spoiler:[[HoistByHisOwnPetard and backfires spectacularily]]]].
* NightmareFuel: In-universe. [[MeaningfulName Obviously]].
* NoSell: From Kirby's Fire ability to the Halberd's ''[[{{BFG}} main]] [[WaveMotionGun cannon]]'', anything he's attacked with passes harmlessly through him. [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance That's because he's a living nightmare and can only be harmed in a dream.]]
* ObviouslyEvil: He has a dark aura, giant demon horns, and an evil toothy grin. And he makes EvilMinions in the form of demon beasts that his trusted employee, Customer Service, sells for him. His official title is even ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Emperor of Darkness]]''.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Does absolutely nothing himself until the cast gets near his fortress. Justified since Kirby, at best, could likely only prove to be a minor nuisance, and he seemed to enjoy watching the events involving him.
* PetTheDog: To Customer Service.
* PimpedOutCape: His {{Hammerspace}} cape is decked out with an ''independently scrolling star field'' not unlike a certain Windows screensaver.
* PhysicalGod

!!Knuckle Joe

A brash and impulsive kid who comes to Popstar seeking revenge against the Star Warrior that [[YouKilledMyFather killed his father]]. Dedede and Escargon take this as a chance to [[NeverSayDie 'get']] Kirby, and they tell him that Kirby's the Star Warrior that he's looking for. [[spoiler: Later it's revealed that it wasn't Kirby, but Meta Knight that did, indeed, MercyKill his father after he was possessed by Nightmare.]]

-> First appearance: Episode 19

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[-He appears in the games as a regular enemy, and also as a helper character in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''. Being only a minor character in the games with no personality, he was given one in the anime, hence the reason why he's on the [[Characters/KirbyOfTheStars anime's character page]] instead of the [[{{Characters/Kirby}} game's character page.]]-]

Tropes associated with Knuckle Joe:

* AdaptationExpansion: The anime gives him a personality and a backstory, which wasn't present in the Kirby games.
* AnAesop: The moral of episode 19 can be summed up as "Don't let revenge consume you."
* AnimeHair
* AwesomeMcCoolname
* BadassAdorable
* BestServedCold
* CallingYourAttacks: In spades.
* TheCameo: In the finale, along with Sirica.
* ChekhovsGun: His father's [[MementoMacguffin pendant]] [[spoiler: contains the blueprints for a power-amplification device that helps him to defeat Masher 2.0. The only way for it to fire is to put the pendant itself into the device, and [[TragicKeepsake after it's used, the pendant is destroyed.]]]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Episode 65 (Masher 2.0), where Joe makes his third appearance, is one of the darkest episodes of the entire series, with [[BloodlessCarnage blood in the fight scene]] and [[NeverSayDie use of the word 'die']]. [[SpiceUpTheSubtitles The fansubs even add some]] ObligatorySwearing.
** Surprisingly, the blood in said fight scene remains unedited in the 4Kids dub.
* DisappearedDad
* FanNickname: His unnamed father has a few, the most popular being Jecra.
* FoeTossingCharge: He does this to the townspeople in episode 19 when he goes to look for Kirby.
* HeelFaceTurn: Actually pulls it off twice--He turns good at the end of episode 19 [[note]]and changes color as a MythologyGag [[PaletteSwap to the games]][[/note]] , and then reappears in episode 40 as an employee of NME, convincing them to bring out their most powerful demon beast, ultimately siding with Kirby to defeat it.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Discussed by [[StealthPun Meta]] Knight--he gets carried away with revenge, and Nightmare takes advantage of this by [[DemonicPossession turning him into a demon beast]], [[GenerationXerox like he did to his father.]]
--> Meta Knight: "Anyone who abandons his reason, and lives only by hatred [[YouMonster is a monster!]]"
* KamehameHadoken: His {{Signature Move}}s, Vulcan Jab and Smash Punch.
* MemeticHandGesture: Joe often [[CharacterTics rubs his nose with the side of his index finger]], but there's no reason given as to why he always does this.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: To Kirby in episode 19. It's what makes him realize that he was being controlled by DemonicPossession.
** Again to Kirby in episode 40.
* NoNameGiven: Joe's [[UnnamedParent father]], although it doesn't stop people from coming up with {{Fan Nickname}}s.
* PointyEars: The only humanoid character in the anime that's drawn with ears, which makes this even more [[UnusualEars unusual]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* RevengeBeforeReason
* {{Shoryuken}}: Rising Break, which also doubles as his FinishingMove.
* SirSwearsALot: To the point of calling his own father a bastard. Of course, this was removed in the dub.
** Though [[SpiceUpTheSubtitles as mentioned above]], how much of his Japanese dialogue you actually regard as swearing is up to the individual.
* SpearCounterpart: To Sirica, although it helps that he comes first.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Looks a ''lot'' like his father.
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Like Sirica, he would rather punch through someone than try to reason with them.
* YouKilledMyFather: Believed Kirby did this. [[spoiler: It was really Meta Knight.]]

!! Sword and Blade

Meta Knight's subordinates. They don't do much except for reinforcing Meta Knight's combat commentary.

* AdaptationExpansion: In the game they're just regular enemies, but in the anime they're given more depth and are made servants of Meta Knight. [[RetCanon This carries over to]] ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Kirby Super Star Ultra]]'' and ''Videogame/KirbyMassAttack''.
* ADayInTheLimelight: See episode 26 of the original (and to an extent, the former half of episode 82).
* BadassCape: Sword used to wear one in the time before he met Meta Knight.
* [[spoiler: BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: The reason behind why they chose to follow Meta Knight.]]
* CrossDressingVoices: In the Japanese version, since they're supposed to be teenagers.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Right where you would least expect it!
* KnightKnaveAndSquire: Both of them are said to be knights, but in technicality, they're knaves.
* [[spoiler: MuggingTheMonster: Subverted. During their first encounter with Meta Knight they intend to rob him, but they're interrupted by Wolfwrath.]]
* MythologyGag: In the flashback, Sword and Blade are seen wielding a mace and an axe respectively, which many fans believe to be a ShoutOut to Mace Knight and Axe Knight from the games, as they were part of the Halberd's bridge crew in ''KirbySuperStar''.
* SatelliteCharacter: Whenever they show up, it's usually because it has something to do with Meta Knight. This could be justified because it's revealed in the finale that [[spoiler: most of their time was spent building the Halberd in preparation for the FinalBattle]].
* TheyCallHimSword: Both of them.
* TheUnintelligible: Blade, in the dub.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Complete with a LowerDeckEpisode.

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!!Fumu (Tiff)
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Probably the only person in Dream Land who's openly critical and skeptical of King Dedede and his schemes. Because she loves and cares for Kirby, she's the one to guide him on his way to becoming a full-fledged Star Warrior.

Tropes associated with Fumu:
* BerserkButton: Messing around with nature makes her very mad.
* CatchPhrase: "Kirby! Inhale it!" / "Kirby, suck it up!"
** "Come, Warp Star!" / "Kabu, send the Warp Star!"
* CrackPairing: In-Universe--one episode involves a fish falling in love with her.
* CryCute: Believe it or not, Fumu can actually cry, as shown in episode 40 / episode 37 when Knuckle Joe and Masher are tag-teaming their attacks against a progressively-wounded Kirby, episode 67 where she's giving a speech and is about to retire from her teaching duties after humiliating Gure / Dirk, Yota / Kirk, and Banchou / Smirk, and episode 83 when Mr. Chip says that he'll eventually find a real teaching job soon enough after which she gets a really cute TearfulSmile.
* DamselInDistress: A lot of the demon beasts take her captive, which motivates Kirby even more to defeat them.
* DubNameChange: Fumu to Tiff.
* GranolaGirl
* KidWithTheRemoteControl: Sort of, since Kirby is an infant she has to tell him when to inhale something. [[LetsGetDangerous Kirby can pretty much take it from there, though.]]
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Person]]; even more so than Meta Knight, who'll make light of situations.
* PowerOfLove: The reason Fumu can control the Warp Star is because she truly loves and cares for Kirby.
* ProperlyParanoid: Some episodes have her fretting over the event being a trap, like the [[spoiler:nightmare-inducing]] pillows, the figures [[spoiler:that turned into demon beasts later]], the TV-Network Dedede made [[spoiler:which was later used to brainwash people into attacking Kirby]]...
* SecretKeeper: In episode 4, Fumu learns from Meta Knight about NME and Kirby's (supposed) origin. As pointed out in English-dubbed episode 14, Fumu and Meta Knight are the only ones who know the whole deal with Kirby and the demon beast attacks.
* TechnicalPacifist: Her responses to violence vary according to the demands of the plot.
** In some episodes, she completely avoids violence and pep-talks people out of it.
** In episode 67, she asks Meta Knight to train her in martial arts because she got bullied at school, and [[TookALevelInBadass uses her training to teach the bullies]] [[StealthPun a lesson.]]
** In episode 89, she chases down the Otakings with a hammer because of her portrayal as Fumu-tan in their anime.
* TheSmartGirl: Fumu is probably the only person in the village who [[BadassBookworm reads a lot.]] Even the adults often turn to her for advice on what to do in some situations.
* SoapBoxSadie
* ThemeTwinNaming: At least in the 4Kids dub.
* WideEyedIdealist: Quite easily the most optimistic character in the entire cast (next to Kirby himself), but she gradually becomes a little more cynical towards the end.

!!Bun (Tuff)
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Fumu's younger brother. A bit of a brat sometimes, but he too likes Kirby, and helps his sister out in taking care of him...on most occasions.

Tropes associated with Bun:
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: He's generally brattier than Fumu, much to her annoyance.
* BlindingBangs: You never see his eyes, not even once.
* DubNameChange: Bun to Tuff.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Though he does love Kirby (but not nearly as much as his sister does), he's often seen playing soccer with him...and unintentionally kicking Kirby, mistaking him for the ball.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In Episode 18, Bun nearly sends Kirby into an eternal sleep by falling for Dedede's trap of having Kirby inhale a Noddy.
* ShoutOut: In the dentist episode, Bun gets a cavity, and his mother tells him that if he goes to the dentist, she'll buy him a [[GameCube [=CubeGame=]]].
* ThemeTwinNaming: In the 4Kids dub, despite the fact that he and Tiff aren't twins.
* TotallyRadical: Some of his lines in the original.
* WideEyedIdealist

!!Escargon (Escargoon)
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King Dedede's Right-hand man. He generally doesn't like Nightmare Enterprises, but he goes along with Dedede's schemes anyway.

Tropes associated with Escargon:
* AmbiguouslyGay
* AmusingInjuries: He's often subject to King Dedede's abuse.
* ButtMonkey: Shares his Bad Luck with Dedede
** IronButtMonkey: Also falls in this criteria.
* CanonImmigrant: Has a cameo in the Kirby Master sub-game of ''Videogame/KirbyMassAttack'' as part of Dedede's entourage during an attack.
* CatchPhrase: In the original, every time he takes a drive to Cappy Town, expect him to say the phrase "stupid commoners!".
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In the first few episodes of the original, he was referred to as 'Dr. Escargon', possibly implying that the producers were going to make him off to be a sophisticated guy rather than just Dedede's lackey. [[CharacterCheck Shades of this characterization do come back]] when he develops robots, vehicles, and even a NME-equivalent injection that turns ordinary creatures into demon beasts. See MadScientist below.
* CoolCar: He's Dedede's chauffeur, first in a military jeep with a tank cannon (making Dedede look like some kind of Third World dictator...) and later in a much snazzier big old fashioned limousine.
* DubNameChange: Escargon to Escargoon.
** His dub name is actually a {{Portmanteau}} of the words 'Escargot' and 'goon', fitting enough.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Despite what a jerk he can be sometimes, Escargon loves his mother dearly, even enough to have the entire kingdom pretend he was the king for the sake of not disappointing her.
* [[FurryConfusion Gastropod Confusion]]: In a scene where Dedede makes escargot in front of him. He refuses to eat it, stating that it would be cannibalism if he did so.
* GratuitousEnglish: A lot of it in the original, especially in the later episodes.
* HomoeroticSubtext: A large amount with King Dedede. Episodes 55 and 88 are some of the strongest examples. In the former episode, it's made pretty clear how Escargon feels for the king.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: There are times when Escargon can be quite a {{jerkass}} to the citizens of Dreamland, to the point of threatening the death penalty to passerbys in the original. But he mostly acts like this to gain Dedede's favor, and is not a bad person at heart.
* MadScientist: In episode 78, he builds a robot in his likeness to work for Dedede in his place, and goes insane because he stays up for nights on end to fix the damage inflicted on the robot by Dedede.
** Near the beginning of the anime, he was called Dr. Escargon in the original, and depicted as the {{Foil}} of Dedede's convention of ordering demon beasts, preferring to build things by himself instead of spending money to order demon beasts (thus making them fall into debt). Towards the end he becomes just as reliant on the demon beasts.
* NumberTwo: To King Dedede.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Escargon and his mother are nearly identical. Even [[TheStoic Meta Knight]] was amused by this.
* VerbalTic: In the Japanese version, he uses "degesu" (a form of "desu") at the end of his sentences.

!!Customer Service
-> Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga (JP), DanGreen (EN)

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The front salesman for the Holy Nightmare Co., that sells demon beasts to customers such as Dedede. MAJOR SPOILER ALERT: [[spoiler: He's not quite as tall as he seems]].

Tropes associated with Customer Service:
* AffablyEvil: He's so charming and funny at times, that it's easy to forget that he wants Kirby ''dead'', like Nightmare.
* TheCameo / CanonImmigrant: Appears in the game over screen in the SHMUP sub-game of ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack''. [[spoiler: Considering Nightmare is the boss of that sub-game, the cameo makes sense.]]
* ChairReveal: Played with. When [[spoiler: Dedede meets him for the first time face-to-face, he turns his chair around and reveals that he's just about as tall as Dedede, because you don't see anything below his waist on-camera.]]
* TheConfidant: To Nightmare.
* DanGreen
* DubNameChange: From Customer Service to no name at all--see FanNickname below.
* TheDragon: To his boss, Nightmare.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: In the original, although Customer Service may or may not [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep be his actual name]].
* FanNickname: As he isn't even named in the dub, some people call him 'Frontman', or 'Salesguy'.
* HonestJohnsDealership: The dub even makes him sound like one.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:He gets one in the finale when Chief Borun informs him and King Dedede that Kirby has defeated Nightmare and that his space fortress is about to be destroyed, and he makes a run for it. In the original Japanese version, if you listen closely, you can hear him screaming as the fortress explodes, possibly implying that he died in the explosion]].
* SinisterShades
* TalkingToHimself: In the Japanese dub, Creator/BanjoGinga does the voice of Customer Service and Nightmare.
* TokenHuman: Until [[spoiler: we find out that he's actually just as short as everyone else!]]

!!Sirica
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An ActionGirl who comes to Popstar seeking revenge against Meta Knight.

-> First appearance: Episode 60

Tropes associated with Sirica:

* ActionGirl
* BestServedCold
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Inverted. [[spoiler: Sirica thinks that her mother died because Meta Knight left her to [[DyingAlone die alone]]. Meta Knight's side of the story is that she [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificed herself]] for him.]]
* TheCameo: She's never mentioned again until the finale, where she appears along with Knuckle Joe.
* DistaffCounterpart: Pretty much a gender flipped version of Knuckle Joe, since they both come to Popstar blaming Meta Knight for killing one of their parents. Just look at all the tropes that they have in common!
* DubNameChange: From Silica to Sirica, although it's just a different romanization.
* DynamicEntry: She [[SuperWindowJump jumps through a window]] at one point.
* HotbloodedSideburns
* LittleMissBadass: As Fumu, the prominent girl in the series, always has to be rescued by someone, Sirica stands out for being able to fight back.
* MissingMom
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: She went on one against Meta Knight that would have made [[Film/KillBill The Bride]] proud.
* SoProudOfYou: At the end of episode 60, in the Japanese version Meta Knight tells her that she's surpassed her mother in skill. The dub leans more towards "Your mother would have been proud."
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: See DubNameChange above.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: To her mother.
* SwissArmyGun [=/=] SwissArmyWeapon: Wields a five-in-one sword/grappling hook/[[KillItWithFire flamethrower]]/[[MoreDakka missile launcher]]/[[MoreDakka machine gun]] manufactured by NME.
* UnnamedParent: Averted, as her mother is the only backstory character to have an official name.
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Instead of trying to explain to Meta Knight that [[spoiler: she thought Meta Knight had stolen Galaxia from her mother]], she heads straight to Dedede's castle and guns him down.
* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Mother]]: A rare {{Gender Flip}}ped example. Initially, Sirica blames Meta Knight for doing this, but it turns out that [[spoiler: her mother pulled off a HeroicSacrifice to save Meta Knight's life.]]

!! Knuckle Joe's Father

Meta Knight's close friend and fellow Star Warrior from the Galaxy Soldier Army during the [[GreatOffscreenWar initial conflict with Nightmare]]. [[spoiler: When his son comes to Pop Star looking for the Star Warrior that killed him (and mistakenly blaming Kirby), Meta Knight reveals that Joe's father was ambushed one night and abducted by Nightmare, who [[BrainwashedAndCrazy possessed him]] and turned him into a demon beast. This led to Meta Knight attempting to BeatTheCurseOutOfHim in desperation and subsequently {{Mercy Kill}}ed him [[DyingAsYourself so that he could be free of Nightmare's grasp in his last moments]].]]

-> First appearance: Episode 19

Tropes associated with Knuckle Joe's father:

* ChekhovsGun: His pendant, which was eventually passed down to Joe, serving as his TragicKeepsake [[spoiler: before Joe used the power-amplification device to defeat Masher 2.0 and intentionally destroyed it during the battle]].
* DisappearedDad: Implied, but it was bound to happen. When he was still alive and off fighting demon beasts somewhere, Joe would've definitely been without his father for a time.
* FanNickname: Seeing as he was [[NoNameGiven never named in-story]], fans have taken to calling him 'Jecra'. Nowadays in fanworks, he's rarely ever called anything else, but most of his other fannames tend to start with the letter J.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[DarkerAndEdgier A ''very'' different story]], much like Meta Knight. Meta Knight mentioned in the original that on top of being a Star Warrior, he was a well-respected member of the GSA, and many soldiers looked up to him as a leader and a mentor.
** Although he never had a single line of dialogue and only appeared in 3 episodes (one of them in only a flashback [[note]](Episode 19)[[/note]], the second appearance less than a minute long in total [[note]](Episode 65)[[/note]], and the third in a blink-and-miss cameo [[note]](Episode 52)[[/note]]), we're given enough canon about him through the words of other characters to put together a tropeable, rough understanding as to what he actually did.
* OnlyFriend: To Meta Knight. And this is counting ''both'' continuities, the games ''and'' the anime.
* PosthumousCharacter
* UnnamedParent: As much as he's referred to throughout the course of the story, Joe's father was never given an official name. See FanNickname above.

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