[[folder: Fridge Brilliance ]]

* In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'', [[spoiler:you might wonder what the [[VideoGame/KirbyandtheAmazingMirror the Amazing Mirror]] is doing in the final boss's room. It occurred to me later that Kirby and Meta Knight had to fly up into the sky to get to the mirror, which certainly put the mirror into Sectonia's domain and reach, and because Queen Sectonia is so vain, she has probably been using it as a personal looking glass. The mirror may not be why she's so evil, but it could be one explanation for how she became so monstrously vain.]]
* Throughout most of the Kirby games, Kirby ends up doing things that ultimately wind up freeing or unleashing the Final Bosses. Usually, I just figured that this is because Kirby is too selfish to realize just what his actions do, but after thinking about it, I realized that in most cases, the character he defeats (usually Dedede) takes a morally gray option to avoid the boss, while Kirby has an extreme case of {{Black and White Morality}}. In addition, when a player reaches that point for the first time, he only knows about as much as Kirby himself does, and since Kirby sees what Dedede does as a bad thing, so does the player. And since the situation changes at times, Kirby's trusting nature and GenreBlindness prevents him from knowing what evil is hidden just out of sight.
** Of course, in the end, Kirby's black-and-white views prevail as the harmful, untrustworthy, or otherwise grey methods to delay the return of the villain fail (with or without Kirby's help), and only the unambiguously good actions of Kirby defeating the monster save the day in the end.
* Throughout the games, Kirby is known to live in a SugarBowl world, and the [[VileVillainSaccharineShow bosses]] he fights on a regular basis range from [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil In Cans]] to [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]. Why are Kirby bosses so [[NightmareFuel nightmare-ish]]? Because Kirby lives in Dream Land! It makes sense that the bad guys would be the stuff of nightmares.
* Why does King Dedede speak with a Southern accent in the English dub? Because he's a penguin! He's from the [[IncrediblyLamePun South Pole!]]
* Yarn is another word for tale. Kirby's Epic Yarn = Kirby's Epic Tale.
** This troper would like to think this one's a given. Nice play on words, though. :P
* Meta Knight seemed like a strange choice for TheRival in ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror'', given the {{Metroidvania}} style. I'd actually say that makes it make sense. In the ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' side of Metroidvania, a classic ActionHero usually works as TheRival of some sort, and HeroesPreferSwords, so a sworded AntiHero makes sense as TheRival.
* At the end of [[spoiler:Revenge of the King]] in Kirby Super Star Ultra, just before [[spoiler:you fight Masked Dedede]], King Dedede says "Our grudge will be settled at last..." Note that, in every main series Kirby game to follow (not counting the one he wasn't in), he is Kirby's best friend (on a good day) or brainwashed enemy (on a bad one). When he said their grudge would be settled, he meant it.
* Ever wonder what was up with all that blood in the final battle of ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3''? That might traumatize/scar children. But the game is filled with so many difficult memory games and other puzzling challenges, the children may either get to the final battle at a later age, so the blood might not traumatize them as much, or RageQuit to avoid the blood entirely.


[[folder: Fridge Horror ]]

* The ''Franchise/{{Kirby}}'' series is probably the archetypal SugarBowl, a perpetually happy place filled with bright colours and cheerful characters where nothing bad ever happens, the stories merely {{Excuse Plot}}s for [[RuleOfFun purposes of fun]]. Except that no, it isn't. Pop Star is constantly assailed by [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil undefeatable]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that corrupt and kill and bring the world to the brink of destruction. The closest thing to an authority figure is a bumbling AuthorityInNameOnly that can barely succeed even in the few times he manages to be competent. The OnlySaneMan is a BloodKnight concerned only with combat. And Kirby himself, the protagonist and supposed hero, eats people. ''Hundreds upon hundreds of people''. He is a horrific scale BigEater on par with [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} the Tyranids]], consuming indiscriminately all in his path, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop him.
** Keep in mind that most of these "enemies" are completely innocent. Most of them just sit there until Kirby either devours them or destroys their souls.
*** Also keep in mind he doesn't actually kill them, as you can later spit them out in Super Star.
** Franchise/{{Kirby}} [[CannibalismSuperpower eats enemies to gain their powers]]. Ritual cannibalism is carried out for the same purpose.
* You know, if Kirby hadn't been around in Episode 39 where Boukyakku made everyone forget who Escargon is, Escargon might have headed to the ocean [[DrivenToSuicide for a different reason...]]
* In ''Kirby 64'', the TrueFinalBoss, oddly, has a band aid on his head which you have to hit to expose his weak point. [[spoiler:It's the reincarnation of Zero from the previous game, so you'd first think that it's a simple call back... then you remember the whole thing where his iris ripped out of the main body...]]
* The creation of most beings in dreamland is through one's heroic heart which is aptly shaped like a star, so what happens when you spit them back out? You are spitting the heart of your enemies or objects.
* ''Kirby's Adventure'' involves a Nightmare trying to come through the fountain of dreams to hurt the denizens of dream land, [[GenericDoomsdayVillain for some reason]]. King Dedede removes and destroys the fountain's power source, which keeps the nightmare on the other side but prevents anyone in Dream Land from dreaming. Kirby fixes the star rod, defeats the nightmare and restores the ability to dream (In case you did not know already) so all is good? Well, in ''Kirby Super Star'' it is shown that there are several planets like Pop Star with similar fountains. Another Nightmare could easily come through any of them and neither Kirby nor Dedede can be expected to police them all. Furthermore, the backlash from one Nightmare's defeat [[DefaceOfTheMoon was strong enough to nearly destroy Pop Star's moon]]. At any point, any given bad dream could creep out of any number of places in the cosmos and cause a disaster.
* In ''Kirby's Dreamland 2'', Dark Matter comes to Pop Star and makes mischief in Dream Land. Kirby gets a special weapon and defeats it, problem solved? ''Kirby's Dreamland 3'' sees Dark Matter come back and engulf the entire planet of Pop Star. Kirby manages to defeat it with another special weapon, though, and even destroys its supposed controller, Zero. Yet in ''Kirby 64'', Dark Matter successfully conquers another planet and would have been in position to take over many more had Kirby not gotten involved by coincidence. Turns out the controller, Zero, had somehow revived, but Kirby finding another weapon to put back down solved everything, right? No, Dark Matter engulfing two planets as well as [[ThatsNoMoon forming another one out of its own mass]] is just a drop in the bucket. At the time of this typing, roughly 80% of the matter in the ''universe'' is estimated to be Dark Matter, and with the exception of [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch Gooey]], the entire bulk of it seems to be hostile or commanded by a hostile intelligence which has come back from the dead once already in the Kirby series. The worst is yet to come, assuming Dark Matter is not already causing misery far beyond Kirby's area of operation. The fact that Dark Nebula from ''Squeak Squad'' was later revealed to be part of Dark Matter shows this plot point has not been forgotten either.
* In ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards,'' there are two planets out of the six [[spoiler:or seven depending on whether or not you gathered all the titular PlotCoupons]] that strike many as peculiar.
** The first is Level 2, Rock Star, which is nothing more than huddled masses of rock, only kept together by the planet's overall gravity. Looking at its Japanese name, "Horobita Star," or "Perished Star," will give some implications that the [[EarthShatteringKaboom planet was destroyed by something]]. Then Kirby finds a spaceship that was embedded within Rock Star....
** The second is Level 5, Shiver Star. Upon further examination, one can see that it not only looks more like a planet than the other 6 levels, but is also (assumed to be) a [[EarthThatWas post-apocalyptic Earth.]]