Tropes pertaining to the many Nintendo characters (and others) as they appear in Brawl in the Family.
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A happy, adventurous, and voracious little puffball from the game series of the same name. Sort of the unofficial protagonist of the comic. He sees just about every other character as his friend or snack.His personality remains practically the same as the anime's rendition, however Kirby has gained the ability to talk and fails to eat as much (after the first 50 comics or so, at least).
Adorkable: Sometimes in the comics that show him and Jigglypuff together. "Table Etiquette" is a good example.
In Touch with His Feminine Side: During the Sleepover arc, he gets overexcited about the sleepover with Dedede and suggests all sorts of things they can do, such as doing their nails, gossiping, and having pillow fights.
Manipulative Bastard: But probably one of the most well-meaning ones around. For instance, he tricks Dedede into saying "I love you" so that Kirby has an excuse to hug him, and he impersonates Meta Knight to trick other people to hug the real thing.
Motor Mouth: "The Sleepover, Part 2" Also, before that, The "Dededoll's" debut and the Smash-Up "TV Store".
Mysterious Past: Unlike the other characters who've had focus, where Kirby came from and how and why he became a hero is left unsaid. All that's known is that according to Meta Knight he first appeared when Dedede began stealing all the food and his arrival heralded a sudden shift in the balance of power in Dreamland.
Visual Pun: He ate a Gordo and now he's gordo. Meta Knight even lampshades it before it even happens.
The self-proclaimed ruler of Dreamland and Kirby's rival. He always wants to "get" or otherwise inconvenience Kirby or someone else. This rarely works for him.Dedede keeps the Jerkass personality from the anime, however here he comes off as close friends to Meta Knight, Kirby, and Adeleine; a Call Back to Crystal Shards, where the last two were partners. A 10-Part comic, Cocoon Academy, reveals that he and Meta Knight were friends when they were children, which explains why Meta Knight never did anything to stop Dedede.
The Big Guy: Most of the time, especially in Return to Dreamland comics.
Also with a Prinplup in the Holiday Vacation arc. It too isn't mutual because it only used an Attraction move and was seeing a Ditto.
Deadpan Snarker: He does this more than anyone else, although to be fair, Meta Knight isn't around half the time.
Disproportionate Retribution: Apart from eating everything, no one's sure why Dedede's after Kirby; apart from regular bouts and game-wise Brawling. As for Christmas, he steals everything from the Brawlers for the same reason the Grinch did... every year.
Jerkass: One of the differences between him and Kirby.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: However, he seems to actually care about Kirby and consider him a friend to an extent; a few comics imply (or outright show) that the two hang out often at each other's houses, and in comic 416 he's shown being pretty nice to Kirby and walking away with him.
Not So Different: Told by Meta Knight that he and Kirby are not very different when you get down to it.
Only Sane Man: Granted, most characters get this, but it's usually King Dedede who reacts this way to the "cuteness" around him.
Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to have a Type 2 relationship with Meta Knight. Also with Kirby, but Kirby treats him as a regular friend rather than this.
A mysterious figure with a mask and a cape who tries to keep to himself whenever he's not harassed by his friends. Or rather people who think of him as one of their friends.He has little patience for jokes here, and he doesn't actually want to have friends. However, forcefully, he's become friends with the other main characters.
24-Hour Armor: If you don't count him removing his mask when he sleeps.
Help, I'm Stuck!: Subverted in one set of comics; while Meta Knight and Dedede are glued to her canvas, she willingly sticks around, even if she isn't stuck to the Gooey Bomb herself.
OC Stand In: While few of the characters got much characterization in the games, Canon!Adeleine is even less developed than Meta Knight, Dedede, or even Kirby himself. Not so in BiTF.
Out of Focus: For a good while she didn't appear as constantly as before, partially due to a combination of less Kirby-centric comics and Jigglypuff getting more screentime. Lampshaded during the Dream Land arc, where due to not canonically appearing during the game, she's instead shown waiting at home for any word from Kirby and the others.
Ship Tease: She called Meta Knight sweet at the end of the Cocoon Academy story arc, and also once asked him to show how handsome he truly is.
Precocious Crush: If she does like him, considering he's a generation older than her.
The Smurfette Principle: One of the few prominent female characters, and for a long time one the only female character to get a profile.
Stop Helping Me!: In-universe. He's been described as helping others especially when they don't want him to.
Supporting Protagonist: The comic's primarily about Kirby, but Mario tends to have his own heroic things to do.
Took a Level in Badass: When he got the bright idea to spin Bowser as he breathes fire in order to kill more Dark Matter, winning Peach's affection. And Eario's affection. Then he took another level as an old man to defeat Bowser Junior.
The brother of Mario who is equally Italian and good at jumping, but greener, thinner, taller, and less focused on.
Screaming Warrior: When using a Star. Especially if he rips off his shirt beforehand. RAAAAA—!
Throw the Dog a Bone: Luigi's Holiday Vacation. Luigi goes to Hyrule for a fresh start and a chance to be a hero. He gets mistaken for Link due to his green clothes, gets the Master Sword, fights bosses, defeats Ganon, and becomes the new Hero of Time and saves Hyrule. His Butt Monkey status is finally defied.
Especially prevalent because this was the fourth part of a small series where various characters went to other worlds for vacations, and Luigi's was the only one where something bad didn't happen.
Yank the Dog's Chain: In Comic 510, everything goes Luigi's way for once... well, almost everything. After Luigi announced himself as finally being number 1, a blue shell flies towards him.
Mario's arch nemesis, the giant King of the Koopas frequently kidnaps Princess Peach and subsequently has Mario hand his shell to him on a platter.
The Big Guy: In youth, during the battle against Dark Matter.
Disproportionate Retribution: It's said that nowadays he kidnaps Peach just because he's mad at Mario for beating him in the spin-off games.
Heroic Mime: It's implied that he wants to speak more, but Navi doesn't let him.
Kleptomaniac Hero: Exaggerated Trope. Link is already a good example of this in canon, but the comic presents him as being so obsessed with breaking pots for rupees that he ruins a date with Malon by smashing all the pots in her house.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Has a tendency to break things that he shouldn't, but what really takes the cake is the time he punched Snake, causing him to black out and fail to save the world from something else going on at the time.
Samus Is a Girl: Despite being the trope namer, it's actually averted here. She's seen out of her Power Suit frequently.
Whip It Good: Her preferred method of silencing unruly students, back during the Cocoon Academy arc.
The star of the Kid Icarus series. Made a few appearances in early comics, but the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising has boosted his role to a main character. When he’s not taking advantage of opportunities for adventure and challenge–he does love testing that Intensity Cauldron–he spends his free time kicking back and shooting the breeze with Lady Palutena.
Luminescent Blush: When Palutena teases him about looking for a date in the newspaper.
Mundane Made Awesome: Invokes this by pouring loads of hearts into an Intensity Cauldron before riding a swing set.
Older than They Look: Lampshaded by the Alt Text when hinting he has a crush on the Wii Fit Trainer. The age difference is too big... Pit is decades older.
Pun: "I'm afraid you have an enlarged vowel in your heart". He is also the subject of more than one, specifically in reference to the pits that Mario has to deal with.
A janitor who cleans up the levels in the Mushroom Kingdom after Mario goes through them. He has a history of cleaning and being randomly attacked by the scenery. He worships Mario.
Butt Monkey: Not as bad as Luigi or Dedede but around there.
Comically Missing the Point: He's one of the first two to notice that Dark Matter has messily deactivated Cocoon Academy's security system. His response? Clean the mess that the monster made as he was disabling the system.
Relationship Upgrade: Her relationship with Luigi started out resembling the actual Mario canon's extremeambiguity. It becomes more explicit over time. By the Christmas '12 strip, she seems to be living with him (or at least has keys to the house). And they're married with a large family in the "Mushroom Kingdom Carol" future.
Tragically inverted with Waluigi, in the final April Fools comic. She can only take so much, it appears.
Bad Boss: Puts the Pikmin through deadly situations just to get back his bumper sticker. Though really, it's not much of an exaggeration from the actual games.
Butt Monkey: His Pikmin are this as well. Olimar's gotten beaten up by Snake, and thrown off a ledge by his Pikmin. His Pikmin have become salad at one point, got the bumper sticker as mentioned above, and got blown up by Snake's explosives at one point.
A young Pokemon Trainer who tends to boast and challenge anyone to Pokemon Battles, while actually not being very good at them.
Fluffy Tamer: Though the Thwomp he tried to steal was hilariously hostile and aloof and got him caught by Bowser, when the Bug Catcher is saved by Mario and calls it a day, the Thwomp is shown silently watching him leave from a distance, with a single tear leaking out of his eye.
Wounded Gazelle Gambit: He pulled one of these on Mega Man, tricking the Blue Bomber into pricking his finger and dying, thus giving Sonic a spot in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Mega Man got his revenge in a later strip though.
The author and artist himself, inserted into his own comics. Seems to only appear in the occasional announcement comic.
Lazy Bum: In one appearance, he states that he doesn't feel like making comics that week due to it being his birthday, so he passed the job onto his brother, sister, father, and fiancee so he could sleep. Ironically, it ended up being more work trying to get them to make their comics than it did to draw some himself.
Self-Deprecation: Usually depicted as being lazy, despite being basically the creator of the entire comic.
Expecting Another Character?
TOO BAD! WALUIGI TIME!
Waluigi is a character from the Mario game spin-offs... only his BitF incarnation is far stranger. WAAAAAA!
Off Model: Needless to say, this particular interpretation of Waluigi is... exaggerated in appearance. We finally get to see a normal-looking Waluigi in 2014's April Fools' Day gag, after he stops taking over the comic.
Sealed Waa In A Can: When the other characters get fed up with Waluigi's rampant chaos, which culminated in him and Wario hijacking their games, they seal him inside an Assist Trophy.
Self-Deprecation: He expresses distaste for Brawl in the Family... in comics written by the creator of said series.