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

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[[folder: Main Protagonist]]


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

Kirby is a [[KidHero young]], pink WaddlingHead 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:
* 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''.
** 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.
* 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 in ''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 ''VideoGame/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''.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.
* SkilledButNaive: He's one of the strongest people in Dream Land despite still being a child; however, he is also very prone to NiceJobBreakingItHero moments and his good nature is sometimes [[UnwittingPawn taken advantage of]].
* SkySurfing: Kirby's Warpstar lets him do this. It can go so fast that he achieves FasterThanLightTravel.
* SuperStrength: For a small creampuff, Kirby is ''very'' powerful. He's capable of shattering planets with his fists, swinging giants swords and hammers with ease, and [[HurlItIntoTheSun launched a monster to the sun and back]] in his anime. They don't call him the ''super tuff pink puff'' for nothing.
* SuperToughness: Kirby is not only stronger than he looks, but tougher too. His pink, stretchy body allows him to take all manner of punishment. Across the games, he's been flattened, blasted by missiles and cannonballs, burned by jet flames, and more, yet he always comes bouncing back. ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' took this UpToEleven. [[spoiler:After he defeats Sectonia with Hypernova, the evil wasp queen blows up in an explosion big enough to eclispe Popstar. Kirby's caught right in the center of it, but comes out without a scratch.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Maxim Tomatoes, as well as that one strawberry shortcake he went on a rampage for. In the anime, it was watermelon.
* 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 more powerful and 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 more permanent solution by using the rod's power against Nightmare]].
** Most of ''Kirby: Squeak Squad'' revolves around Kirby attempting to get back a homemade strawberry shortcake that was stolen from him by a gang of thieving mice; Kirby suspects that King Dedede was behind this somehow for the entire first world before he learns the truth. Afterwards, he begins pursuing a strange-looking treasure chest that he thinks contains his cake [[spoiler:but actually houses the ruler of the underworld, Dark Nebula]].
** 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. In his haste, he leaves behind the [[DamselInDistress princess]] that he rescued from [[ManEatingPlant Petey Piranha]] earlier in the game, and she, unable to keep up, falls behind and gets kidnapped by Bowser.
* 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''.
** NiceHat: Kirby gets one for almost every ability he can copy.
* 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.


[[folder:Other Main Characters]]

!!'''King Dedede'''

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

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Dream Land''
-> Voiced by: Masahiro Sakurai (''Kirby 64'' and ''Super Smash Bros.''), Shinya Kumazaki (''Return to Dream Land'', ''Triple Deluxe'')

Hammer-wielding penguin ([[AmbiguousSpecies 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.

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", since Meta Knight tried to overthrow him in ''The Revenge of Meta Knight'', while Whispy Woods and Kracko show no qualms in attacking the king in ''Return to Dreamland'' and ''Triple Deluxe'', respectively.
* BadAss: In ''Triple Deluxe'', he defeats Queen Sectonia DX, a more powerful version of the original. Shadow Dedede, a dark doppelganger made by the Amazing Mirror. And Dark Meta Knight -- who defeated Meta Knight on his own but is now powered by the Amazing Mirror with a plentiful supply of new abilities. ALL IN A ROW.
* BadassInDistress: In ''Triple Deluxe'', Kirby's mission is to save him.
* 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'', ''Kirby's Dream Course'', and most recently ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe''. [[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.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: He's a greedy, gluttonous bumbler who seemingly exists to either take the blame for what another villain has done or be possessed by them. ...He is also at the same time one of the most powerful individuals in Dream Land, a fighter on the same level as Kirby and Meta Knight, and actually ''incredibly'' clever when the situation calls for it.
* 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.
* DemotedToExtra: He only appears as a clay sculpture in ''Rainbow Curse'', having no appearance in the game's story.
* 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 of ''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: 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.
** Same thing in ''Kirby's Adventure'', where the only reason he was opposing Kirby was to protect Dreamland from [[spoiler:Nightmare]], who was still sealed in the fountain.
* 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.
* KnightOfCerebus: In the "Revenge of the King" sub game.
* {{Leitmotif}}: His theme from ''Kirby's Dream Land'' is carried to every single game onwards besides ''Avalanche'' and ''Kirby 64''; 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 unlockable "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.
** Additionally, if the crowd begins chanting his name, they'll alternate between the pronunciations.
* 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 ''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 active 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 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 with 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.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Averted continuously by Dedede. Every time he returns to fight Kirby ([[DemonicPossession and isn't being directly possessed by Dark Matter or some such]]), he ''always'' brings something new to the table. Most notably shown in ''Kirby's Adventure'' after training himself to learn Kirby's techniques, ''Revenge of the King'' with his Masked Dedede state, and in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'' wherein he empowers himself via the Star Rod.
* 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. Also, in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'', when the pause screen description for Team [=DDD64=] has him speak in first person, he sounds rather menacing and inviting at the same time.

!!'''Meta Knight'''

--->"'''[[Videogame/KirbySuperStar Kirby, this is it!]] [[DuelBoss Prepare to die!]]'''"

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Adventure''
--> Voiced by: Eric Newsome (''Super Smash Bros.''), Makiko Ohmoto (''Return to Dream Land'')

A WaddlingHead with a mask, bat wings, a sword, and an unknown agenda. His morality is highly ambiguous, but he generally seems to be a HeroAntagonist.

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!'']]
* BadassAdorable: [[spoiler:Made even more adorable by the fact that he tries to hide it with his mask.]]
* BadassBaritone: Courtesy of Eric Newsome, his voice can occasionally be portrayed as damn deep.
* 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 ''[[VideoGame/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.
* DarthVaderClone: His CoolMask and armor/cape, deep voice (mostly in ''Smash''), occasional roles as a WellIntentionedExtremist and TheDragon, and Star Destroyer-like Halberd are all reminiscent of Vader. This did not go unnoticed in the early days of ''Brawl'', and [[ a Vader-inspired palette swap hack of Meta Knight]] popped up in the earliest days of ''Brawl'' hacking.
* 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.
* DemotedToExtra: Like King Dedede, he only appears as a sculpture in ''Rainbow Curse''.
* 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 ''VideoGame/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.
* SuperSpeed: In Kirby Super Star Ultra, he's able to fly through the galaxy about as fast as Kirby's warp star, which can [[FasterThanLightTravel fly faster than light.]]
* 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 ''VideoGame/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'''

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

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.

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: 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 usually serves as one to King Dedede. But in ''Rainbow Curse'', he's Kirby's lancer.
** Considering his weapon of choice, [[{{Pun}} this trope can be taken literally]].
* 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 becoming one of the heroes in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', he becomes ''much'' more powerful.
* SpinAttack: To hover with the spear.
* SuperStrength: Only shown 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.
* ZeroEffortBoss:
** In ''Revenge of the King'', he's merely a normal Waddle Dee with a lot of health. Kirby can inhale him for a OneHitKill.
** In Megaton Punch, Kirby almost has to perform poorly on purpose to lose to him.

!! '''Prince Fluff'''

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

The prince of Patch Land. He joins Kirby so he can reunite Patch Land and stop Yin-Yarn.

Tropes associated with Fluff:
* BigOlEyebrows: Considering many characters do not even have eyebrows.
* BrownEyes: His eyes are brown unlike the black-eyed characters of the overall series.
* 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.


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

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.

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

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

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.

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, which turns into a fake Kracko in World 3.
* 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}}: [[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.

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

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 succeeds in getting the crown and fights Kirby and his friends, but is defeated. He survives.]]

Tropes associated with Magolor:

* AGodAmI: [[spoiler:He plans to rule the entire universe by wearing the Master Crown]].
* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:He's certainly quite friendly, masking his EvilPlan all along with his friendly demeanor. Even after his plan is revealed, he still sincerely thanks Kirby and his friends for their help. The "evil" part is dropped 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]].
* ASinisterClue: [[spoiler:Take a good look at how he attacks when you fight him, especially in his first form. He favors his left hand]].
* BadassAdorable: He might look cute, but as shown in ''Kirby's Dream Collection'', he's an aggressive attacker capable of powerful magic. [[spoiler:However, his powered-up Master Crown form in ''Return to Dream Land'' is less than adorable, to say the least]].
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Of ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'']].
* CallBack: [[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 up to eleven...''and gets a final form in the same theme naming as Marx's as well'']]!
* CastingAShadow: He's shown to have shadow magic in ''Dream Collection'', but his powers are amplified after [[spoiler:putting on the Master Crown in ''Return to Dream Land'']].
* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler:His evil plan involves Kirby and co. recovering the Master Crown from Landia, which grants limitless power to the wearer]].
* EasilyForgiven: Despite having [[spoiler:nearly tried to kill Kirby and conquer the whole universe]], Kirby still thinks of him as a friend.
* EvilOverlord: [[spoiler:He suggests his dream is to become one, at least in the presence of the Master Crown]].
* EvilSorcerer: [[spoiler:His first form, immediately after putting on the Master Crown]].
* {{Expy}}: Of Marx. [[spoiler:Sets Kirby up to go on a quest, collect stuff important to his plot, in order to obtain great power? Marx did it first. Bonus points for the fact that his True Final Boss form is called Magolor Soul. (There's also a bit of Dark Matter and Zero 2 in his final form, with the blood red eye gaping at him from what would otherwise be a smile.)]]
* GoKartingWithBowser: Magolor has a few friendly races with Kirby in ''Kirby's Dream Collection''.
* HeelFaceTurn: As of ''Kirby's Dream Collection'', [[spoiler: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.]]
* HiddenDepths: Apparently, Magolor has a knack for building amusement parks, which is shown in both ''Kirby's Dream Collection'' and ''Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe'' (as per WordOfGod).
* 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.
* TheJester: Looks a lot like one, [[spoiler:especially in his first powered-up Master Crown form]].
* KnightOfCerebus: Let's just say that when he puts the crown on, things get SERIOUS.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ This one.]] [[spoiler:It gets a sinister remix [[ later on]]]].
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* MrExposition: Collect all of the Lor Starcutter parts, and he'll tell you the beginning of his adventure.
* RaymanianLimbs: He seems to have invisible limbs connected to his hands.
* TeleportSpam: [[spoiler:Like all ''Kirby'' final bosses]].
* TreacherousQuestGiver: He gives helpful hints to Kirby and co. [[spoiler:but is secretly a bad guy]].
* TheTrickster: [[spoiler:By playing the innocent victim, he tricked Kirby and co. into defeating Landia for him so he could take the Master Crown.]]
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: [[spoiler:While he isn't nearly as disturbing as other villains in the series, his Master Crown-enhanced forms are unsettling nonetheless]].
* WalkingSpoiler: It's difficult to talk about Magolor without giving away the big twist of ''Return to Dream Land''.

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

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.

Tropes associated with Elline:
* AllThereInTheManual: You can get a grasp on her personality by collecting her Diary Pages at the end of each level.
* AmbiguouslyGay: It's implied that she and Claycia are more than just friends.
* ArtInitiatesLife: She recolors Kirby and Bandana Dee, bringing them back to life.
* PunnyName: Her name sounds like "a line", something she might paint.


[[folder:Kirby's Friends]]


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

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]] [[PowerCopying hobbies and abilities]].

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'''

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

Waddle Dees are normally {{The Goomba}}s of Kirby, but a particular one is an ally in ''Kirby 64''.

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.


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

One of Kirby's friends. An aspiring young artist able to [[ArtInitiatesLife bring her drawings to life]].

Tropes associated with Adeleine:
* ArtAttacker: As a boss, she mainly attacks with this. While Paint Roller's pictures are as simple to beat as regular enemies, Ado/Adeleine's are miniboss material (more so Ado's).
* 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. Unless she's Ado, which still means she only got two games.
* 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 paintings 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.


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

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.

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.


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

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.

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.


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

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.

Tropes associated with Coo:
* DependingOnTheArtist: Coo is depicted with purple feathers in the artwork, but in-game, Coo has gray feathers. ''Kirby Fighters'', his first 3D appearance, depicts his feathers as purple.
* 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.


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

Although Rick appears alongside Nago, this feline is usually far better; he's faster and can Triple Jump, as well as being 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.

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: Nago goes farther and has a ''triple jump'', making him superior to Rick in most circumstances.


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

A pink octopus-like girl with a 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).

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 [[ 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.


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

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.

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.
* TheStoic: His blank expression never seems to change.

[[folder:Recurring Bosses]]

!!'''Whispy Woods'''

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

A big, sentient tree who tries to attack Kirby & co. by dropping apples and shooting air blasts.

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'''

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

A pair of [[WaddlingHead Waddling Heads]] who live in Castle Lololo, situated in the islands. Normally hostile, they appear as Kirby's friends in the anime ''Kirby: Right Back At Ya!''.

Tropes associated with Lololo & Lalala:
* BattleCouple: They seem to be one, anyway. Though they are based on a couple (see {{Expy}} below), 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 ''VideoGame/{{Eggerland}}'' games.
* NoMouth: Like Waddle Dees.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Though not readily apparent in their first appearance, ''Kirby Super Star'' makes it clear; it's basically the only thing distinguishing them.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Aside from colors, the only distinguishing feature between them is a ribbon on Lalala's head.
* {{Waddling Head}}s: Does this surprise anyone?


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

A malevolent storm cloud with a large eye, who attacks mostly with lightning. He first appears as Kracko Jr., but quickly matures into his spiky adult form.

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.
* {{Badass}}: He is the strongest of the recurring bosses, see WakeUpCallBoss below.
* CallBack: Even in games where Kracko Jr. doesn't appear, such as ''Triple Deluxe'', he still grows from a smaller form into a large cloud.
* {{Determinator}}: THE most recurring Kirby boss after Whispy Woods. Triple Deluxe's flavor text puts it best: " 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'' lightning bolts. 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 Spark abilities combined...
* WakeUpCallBoss: First-time Kirby players slam into a brick wall when they meet Kracko.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: If his pause description unique to Very Hard mode (which is written from his POV) in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'' is of any indication.
--> ''“YOU...! Did you think I'd forget? The time [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure you smashed into me with your Hi-Jump]]! That time [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar I was betrayed by Helpers]]! Or when [[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad I was replaced by that mechanical cloud]]! I-I... Sniff... there's something in my eye...”''

!!'''Paint Roller'''

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Adventure''

An artist on the go who attacks Kirby by [[ArtInitiatesLife drawing enemies]].

Tropes associated with Paint Roller:
* ActionBomb: Has them chasing after Kirby in ''Canvas Curse''.
* ArtAttacker: Its paintings come to life.
* ArtInitiatesLife: It can make a painting Kirby, though it is inferior to the original. This makes sense in hindsight, when Dreamland 3 introduced Batamon, which looked just like Kirby but were as weak as Waddle Dees.
* {{Expy}}: Wiz in ''Amazing Mirror'' has many similar patterns to Paint Roller.
* MarathonBoss: In a mercifully optional encounter for 100% completion in ''VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse''. Specifically, the third time.
* MookMaker: Via [[ArtInitiatesLife art]], of course.
* NoMouth: Like Waddle Dees.
* 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'''

-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Adventure''

Mr. Shine is the moon, and Mr. Bright is the sun. While they don't seem to have actual control of the weather, they nonetheless attack Kirby using solar and lunar-themed attacks.

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:Dark Matter]]


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

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.

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.
* [[KnightOfCerebus Knights of Cerebus]]: Kirby games will ALWAYS become darker when these things show up.
* {{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'', 100% completion leads to Kirby flying out to a planet sized mass of Dark Matter.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: Dark Matter can cover entire worlds like storm clouds, [[spoiler:as it starts to do on Pop Star in ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' before its defeat. With no Kirby around, it successfully does so to 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.

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

[[caption-width-right:200:0 in ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'']]

[[caption-width-right:328:0[[superscript:2]] in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'']]

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.

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.]]
* BloodyMurder: This 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 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]].
* 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: 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]], where you don't have to go for the eye but doing so will temporarily make it stop shooting and hang stationary so you can hit its halo and tail.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of ''Kirby's Dream Land 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: The only things that visibly bleed red blood, Zero attacks with blood.
* LackOfEmpathy: Attacks completely innocent planets without a care in the world.
* 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?
* TheSociopath: All it wants is the death of light and innocence, and it will do anything in its power to get what it wants.
* 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.
* TheBigBad: [[spoiler:Hidden in Dreamland 3 and 64.]]
* 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.

!!'''Miracle Matter'''
-> First Appearance: ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards''

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.]]

Tropes associated with Miracle Matter:
* AllYourPowersCombined: Can use each of 64's 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 or 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:Other Antagonists]]



-> First appearance: ''Kirby's Adventure''

The FinalBoss of ''Kirby's Adventure'' and its remake, ''Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land''. A Nightmare that tried to enter Dream Land through the Fountain of Dreams to physically harm its citizens; to counteract this, King Dedede broke the Star Rod and gave the pieces to his friends. Kirby ends up releasing Nightmare after restoring the Star Rod and placing it back in the fountain, but then uses the Star Rod to defeat him once and for all.

Tropes associated with Nightmare:
* 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]].
* GreaterScopeVillain: The plot is caused by [[WellIntentionedExtremist King Dedede]] trying keep him sealed.
* 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'''

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

A huge bird responsible for stealing all of the crops in Dream Land. [[spoiler:She was only doing it to feed her babies, though.]]

Tropes associated with Dyna Blade:
* AntiVillain: All the damage she does is unintentional, and she was just trying to feed her babies.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In ''Air Ride'', Dyna Blade is inexplicably the size of a skyscraper.
* BigBad: Of the titular Dyna Blade sub-game.
* 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, though]].
* {{Leitmotif}}: Starting in ''Air Ride'', her theme seems to be Castle Lololo.
* MonsterIsAMommy: [[spoiler:The food crisis she caused was to feed baby birds.]]
* NobleBirdOfPrey: Though she is wrecking crop fields.
* RazorWings: Can go right through a tree and two hills!

!! '''Marx'''

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

A friendly-looking WalkingHead who wants Kirby to ask the wish-granting comet Nova to stop the sun and moon's fighting... except he's actually evil and is [[UnwittingPawn just using Kirby as a pawn]] in order to wish for control of Pop 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: Of Milky Way Wishes in ''Kirby Super Star''.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: 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: He has a fairly impressive beaming grin. The recoil is so great it blows him off-screen.
* 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: The entire plot of Milky Way Wishes is entirely his EvilPlan.
* CuteAndPsycho: 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: He gets them when he goes OneWingedAngel.
* FauxAffablyEvil: His helpfulness is an act.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: There was nothing to distinguish him from anyone else on Planet Popstar prior to his wish to Nova.
* GreenThumb: 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: His most powerful attack is one of these, revealed when he ''splits in half''.
* TheJester: Looks like one. A particularly dangerous one at that.
* KnightOfCerebus: As Marx Soul.
* LaughingMad: In his boss fight, Marx is always laughing.
* ManipulativeBastard: Kirby, the Sun, and the Moon were all doing his bidding unwittingly.
* OneWingedAngel: 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.
* TheSociopath: Manipulated the sun and moon into fighting, stole Kirby's wish so he can cause all the mischief he wants, and abandoned Kirby to die in space, all with a big smile.
* SuperSpit: 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'''

->First appearance: ''Kirby & the Amazing Mirror''

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 seeking revenge in ''Triple Deluxe'''s extra mode.]]

Tropes associated with Dark Meta Knight.

* BigBad: At first, seemingly. Notably, [[spoiler:he might have taken up the role for real in ''Triple Deluxe'', as it has been confirmed that the Dimension Mirror is what corrupted Sectonia]].
* 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.
* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:After Dark Mind is gone, he takes control of the Dimension Mirror.]]
* EvilTwin: To the real Meta Knight, obviously.
* FinalBoss: Is the first part of the final battle. [[spoiler:He's also the third and final boss of the extra mode of ''Triple Deluxe'', Dededetour!]].
* 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'']].
* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:Of ''Triple Deluxe'', possibly. After Dark Mind's defeat, he seems to be the being in control of the Dimension Mirror, now. His intense hatred and desire for revenge are likely to be the cause of the mirror's corrupting influence on Queen Sectonia, which would make him responsible for her insanity.]]
* 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 "'''???'''"
* {{Ronin}}: [[spoiler:Dark Mind is dead, but Dark Meta Knight lives on.]]
* 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'''


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:
* BigBad: 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, and/or immediately brings to mind the [[Franchise/LordOfTheRings Eye of Sauron]].]]
* EyeBeams: After its eye grows.
* FacelessEye: His second form.
* FinalBoss: A tenacious six phase one, though the boss rush cuts it down to its three distinct phases, rather than the four first near identical four.
* 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, Sirmirror never did so to this degree.
* TheManBehindTheMan: To Dark Meta Knight.
* NotQuiteDead: This boss takes 6 phases to defeat, and once you beat 5 of them, the final one is during the credit roll.
* ReflectingLaser: Invokes this by bouncing its eye beams off of its mirrors.
* 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.



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

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.

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.
* KnightOfCerebus: Even the level building up to the fight with her is insanely creepy and dark.
* 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, as it takes place in outer space.
* 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'''


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

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.

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. [[spoiler:Well, technically, that boss IS him]].
** That's as long as you fight it with the Triple Star. Without it is a different story.
* FireIceLightning: Its three main attacks besides simply ramming Kirby are a giant exploding fireball, a stream of ice, and a square of green electricity.
* 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.
* KnightOfCerebus: His appearance turned what was a fun game about trying to find a cake to something much more intense.
* {{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.



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

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.]]

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.
* CloudCuckoolander: It's revealed at the end of the game that he had no idea what to do with Dream Land when he took it over.
* 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.]]



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.

-> First appearance: ''Kirby Mass Attack''

Tropes associated with Necrodeus:
* BigBad: Of ''Mass Attack''. His main target is just Kirby, though. See DarkIsEvil for why.
* 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: Leads a Skull Gang of similar bony creatures. He seems to have no skin or anything similar, unless that seeming aura surrounding the bones is in fact something more sinewy or that nose is cartilage/flesh.
* EldritchAbomination
* EvilLaugh: He has a deep and somewhat hoarse one.
* {{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: The comically large purple nose gives off this visualization.
* 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: Has hands that work despite the lack of accompanying arms.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Or glowing red eye lights take warning, as he does not seem to have actual eyes.
* SkullForAHead: And a skull necklace around it.

!!'''Galacta Knight'''

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

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.

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.
* RealMenWearPink: His armor is white with pink accents, and he has a pink body as well.
* ShockAndAwe: in ''Return to Dream Land'', he can summon columns of lightning.
* SealedBadassInACan: Galacta Knight was sealed in a crystal for fear of his immense power.
* 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.


-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe''
-->Voiced By: Hirokazu Ando

An arachnoid 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: Has distinct web-like patterns on his cape.
* ArachnidAppearanceAndAttire: Is a humanoid spider with webbing patterns on his cape.
* 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: Has fangs like most spiders.
* 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.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Turns on Sectonia after she tries to kill him.]]
* 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 that he realizes that Sectonia is too twisted and 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'''

-> 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 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:and being driven mad by the Dimension Mirror has made her obsessed with beauty]].
* 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. [[spoiler:Specifically her frequent gazing into the Dimension Mirror, which corrupted and twisted 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 [[spoiler:due to the Dimension Mirror's influence]], which led 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 [[spoiler:the Dimension Mirror]] 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 monstrous tyrant by [[spoiler:the Dimension Mirror]].
* 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.]]


-> First Appearance: ''Videogame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse''

A sorceress character who appears to have sucked all color and life out of Dream Land. She can create various clay constructs to fight for her in battle.

* DarkActionGirl: Very much so, [[spoiler:until she's released from Dark Crafter.]]
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The two huge hands on her scarf have eyes in the palms, though it's tough to notice.
* ExcuseMeWhileIMultitask: She will sometimes ''literally excuse herself from battle'' during her fight, reading a book in the background while clay construct cannons fire away at you.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Most of her wardrobe is various shades of purple.
* WickedWitch: In a similar vein to the other art-based witches, Drawica and Paintra... Though, not as wicked as one is led to believe[[spoiler:... she's under Dark Crafter's influence, after all]].
* VillainTeleportation: Surprisingly, she doesn't utilize TeleportationSpam like other Kirby bosses, she mainly does it to start her background attacks.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!'''Dark Crafter'''

-> First Appearance: ''Videogame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse''

A huge, bulgy, mound of Technicolor clay that possessed Claycia to steal color and life from everything. It's hard to tell if this is another Dark Matter spawn or something else entirely, but it is certainly very destructive.

* CoolShades
* DemonicPossession: Does this to Claycia.
* EldritchAbomination: A [[LovecraftLite lighter-looking example than most]] until you start thinking about what this thing actually ''is''. It's a gigantic sentient clod of clay with an eye in its mouth that sucks the color out of everything in sight, turning people and places into lifeless grey husks. Meanwhile, [[YouWillBeAssimilated it stores everything it's collected in its body as a swirling mix of life and colors for some unknown purpose.]]
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Its single eye is inside of its mouth, below the "goggles". It also has eyes on its hands.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: ''Why'' it wanted to drain the color and life from everything has not been made clear.
* GetBackHereBoss: Immediately flies off the planet it's on, and Kirby has to fly after it in a rocket.
* GigglingVillain: Whenever it hits Kirby, it lets loose a creepy, mocking giggle.
* LightIsNotGood: It's a living, rainbow-colored clod of clay, and very destructive.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Its main attack is firing tons of mines as Kirby chases it down.
* NearVillainVictory: It almost made off with the colors it still had while everyone else was simply stunned at its manifestation.
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: It is by far the most smoothly animated character in the game -- which, given the choppy clay look, makes it look almost completely out of place.
* PunnyName: Its name appears to be a pun relating to its Dark Matter inspirations.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Its hands.
* RaymanianLimbs: Like with most Kirby characters.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Or maybe it's KnowWhenToFoldEm, but immediately after being beaten out of its host, it runs off with the color it still has.
* ShowsDamage: Becomes increasingly black and without color as it is damaged.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: It's basically a rainbow-colored Dark Matter with hands.
* TechnicolorDeath: Appropriately enough, its flashes between its various stages of damage, goes up in colorful flames, and explodes in a flashy light.
* TheManBehindTheMan: It had possessed Claycia to drain the color out of the world.
* WalkingSpoiler: Talking about him is impossible without spoiling the game's big twist. Especially since he shows up only at the end of the game.

[[folder: Supporting Characters]]


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

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.

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 bird-like creature who serves as the captain of the Halberd and oversees the crew.

* EvilLaugh
* TalkLikeAPirate: Downplayed, but he'll throw around terms like ''lubber'' and ''scallywag'' in the remake.
* TheDragon: To Meta Knight.
* MilesGloriosus: Captain Vul is the most dedicated of Meta Knight's men to killing Kirby, even sacrificing the ship's well-being when he releases Heavy Lobster. However, he never goes after Kirby himself, and when the ship begins crashing, he's the first one to escape.
* NoNameGiven: Originally, but got one in the remake which stuck around.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: As soon as Meta Knight gave the order to evacuate ship, Vul immediately left.
* VillainousBreakdown: 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.

!!'''Axe Knight & Mace Knight'''
These two appear as part of the four original warriors of the Meta-Knights, and 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 wears a skull mask, 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 Waddle Dee'''
A Waddle Dee wearing a sailor's cap. He's part of of the Halberd crew and is constantly nervous and neurotic, though he's also loyal to his captain.

* NoNameGiven: Unlike Captain Vul, he didn't receive one in the remake either. [[AllThereInTheManual The Japanese 20th anniversary book]] refers to him as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Waddle Dee (Sailor)".]]
* 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.