* {{Anvilicious}}: A good number of the episodes with morals are this.
* NightmareFuel: It's ''Kirby'', so several cases of this are to be expected.
* AnticlimaxBoss: [[spoiler: Arguably, Kirby defeating Nightmare in the final episode. It takes less than a minute after exposing him to the [[WeaksauceWeakness Star Rod]] to defeat the "Emperor of Darkness" that had terrorized the majority of the universe.]]
* BaseBreaker: Fumu/Tiff. Some admire the character for her intelligence and for speaking her mind. Others feel that she [[SpotlightStealingSquad takes up too much screentime from Kirby]] and find her to be a know-it-all killjoy and a MarySue. It doesn't help that she is kinda like an anime version of Lisa Simpson, who is also a BaseBreaker.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi79cdFTGE4 Kabuki Kirby]].
* CompleteMonster: Nightmare made the demon beasts seen throughout the series. He's already defeated a major resistance movement, terrorized countless other planets (with Pop Star soon to be added to them), and creates {{Eldritch Abomination}}s to assist his goal of total universal domination. ''[[ForTheEvulz Just because he likes doing it.]]''
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jff7BwZEzRg Punishment Heaven, GO GO HEAVEN!]] Helps that its a remix of Dedede's iconic boss music. It's so catchy it even made it into ''Videogame/KirbyMassAttack'' as a remix.
** In a rare instance of 4kids actually making better music than the original, the theme that plays when Kirby inhales something in the dub is an epic-sounding, heroic fanfare that reminds you [[AmericanKirbyIsHardcore just how hardcore American Kirby is.]]
** Some music from ''Kirby Air Ride'' shows up in the Japanese original, as the game came out around the same time the anime was being produced. And any time a track from ''Air Ride'' plays, expect the scene to be awesome.
* EarWorm: The opening song of the English dub. It's almost as catchy as the WesternAnimation/DuckTales theme...
** The original first opening can still be catchy. As an added bonus, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCDOF11p33w the eye worm is included.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Dedede and Escargoon.
** Meta Knight, though that was sort of inevitable.
** Sirica, in spades. For such an underused character [[labelnote:*]](she only appeared in two episodes, and one of them was a ''[[TheCameo cameo]] appearance)''[[/labelnote]], she sure does have a lot of fans.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: The school episodes teach you that school is bad, unless you go in moderation/only when you feel like it.
* FountainOfMemes: Dedede borders on this.
* HilariousInHindsight: Eric Stuart based his voice of Meta Knight on "Antonio Banderas with a Spanish accent." This was all before Banderas would get the role for a [[Film/{{Shrek}} actually play]] [[Film/PussInBoots a character]] that sounded that way.
* HoYay: Dedede and Escargoon. See episode 55.
** And then the ep where Fumu crushes on a {{Bifauxnen}}.
* MagnificentBastard: Meta Knight seems to show signs of this, even leaning more towards being a GuileHero than in the games. Basically, he manipulates Kirby into getting pushed to his limits because he wants him to grow stronger that way. As he puts it, "Only then can he learn the true meaning of his power and turn the tides of battle." And what makes him even more magnificent? He's so charismatic that even the Cappies love him that much.
* MemeticMutation
** Fumu-tan of the Stars shows up a lot in videos.
** King Dedede and Escargoon's "anime" OffModel selves from the Dedede of the Stars ShowWithinAShow. This gets [[http://www.pixiv.net/search.php?s_mode=s_tag&word=星のデデデ a lot of fanart]], especially the realistic ArtShift version.
** "AH NEED A MONSTAH TO CLOBBAH DAT DERE KIRBEH!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-SEeKcn3XY& "Suck up this torch!"]]
*** And pyromaniac Meta Knight in general.
** "Looks like an alien invaduh!" (Dedede's line from the first episode of the dub)
* MoralEventHorizon: While Nightmare was already pure evil from the beginning, he crosses the line when he speeds up Gerath's course to crash into Dreamland.
* OneSceneWonder: Macho-San/Max Flexer. He even got a cameo in ''Videogame/KirbyMassAttack'', complete with the [[EarWorm "GO GO HEAVEN" theme]].
* RecycledScript: The basic plot of the episode "Check it out! Channel DDD" ("Un-Reality TV" in the dub) is more or less a rehash of the ''WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld'' episode "Rock TV". It's probably a coincidence, though.
* TearJerker: Quite a few, surprisingly. It is ''heartbreaking'' when Kirby is genuinely sad.
** The "little brother" robot puppy and Chilly. In both cases, someone who was sent to kill Kirby and ends up befriending with him instead, then [[spoiler: dies because of Kirby, to save him in the case of the former, indirectly because of Kirby's actions in the latter.]]
** In the beginning of the TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt two parter, the villagers were complaining to Dedede for not building a town park and instead building a statue. Later, when the meteor was within spitting distance, Escargoon scolds Dedede for it, so then Dedede decides to take down the statue and build a park in order to redeem himself. After he builds it he grabs Kirby and brings him there. Kirby then jumps in joy and goes to play on the swings, then Dedede goes to join him.
** The episode "Sentimental Kirby" ("Kirby Takes the Cake" in the dub). Kirby ''[[TearJerker actually cries]]''.
* {{Woolseyism}}: Some of the name changes may be controversial, but admit it - Wolfwrath is a cooler name for a monster than Chilidog.
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