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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!Main Characters
[[folder: Kirby]]

---> "'''[[CatchPhrase Hiii!]]'''"

-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand'' ([[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:
* HundredPercentAdorationRating: The only people who don't like Kirby are his enemies, and even ''some of '''them''' like him''.
* AllLovingHero: Downplayed; while Kirby is nice, caring, and perfectly willing to forgive his enemies if they desire to reform, if you are beyond redemption, he ''will end you''.
* AcrophobicBird: In "Great Cave Offensive" he falls down a hole, then insists on taking the ''long'' way back.
* AmbiguousGender: In the Japanese versions, though it differs slightly as the question wasn't whether Kirby was male or female but rather if Kirby even [[NoBiologicalSex had a gender]] [[RiddleForTheAges to begin with]]. On the Japanese ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' [[ developer's site,]] in response to the reaction that [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus]] [[SamusIsAGirl is a girl]], Creator/MasahiroSakurai joked that Kirby (and [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pikachu]]) might actually be female. JapanesePronouns historically [[GenderNeutralWriting avoid being gender-specific]] about ''Kirby'' characters in general -- [[AvertedTrope though not in English,]] likely because ItIsDehumanizing (save for one early ''Kirby 64'' preview that was quickly forgotten once the main site went up). However, this "ambiguity" seems to have been mostly [[TheArtifact phased out]] even in Japan, as the series has increasingly [[CharacterizationMarchesOn portrayed the cast as masculine]] in later years.
** Incidentally, the anime's writers were either unaware of the series' GenderNeutralWriting or chose to ignore it, as the anime consistently uses male pronouns. The episode "The Fofa Factor / Melody of Love" also shows Kirby's male half as closer to the original, while the female half has TertiarySexualCharacteristics.
* BadassAdorable: Don't let the fact that he's cute fool you. He fights tyrannical despots and vicious monsters on a regular basis, and he (in some cases, literally) eats {{Eldritch Abomination}}s for breakfast, many of which would have made countless other heroes weep with fear. Planet Robobot has a reality warping omnicidal AI struggle to try to calculate his power level before [[OhCrap settling for listing it as infinite]].
* 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''.
* 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: The current page picture. Kirby can inhale things much bigger than himself as his mouth stretches to fit them. ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' gives him the Hypernova ability, which is pretty much this trope taken UpToEleven.
* BlushSticker: Kirby 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:
* ButtMonkey: In any cinematic not related to the [[MonsterOfTheWeek current plot]], Kirby ''will'' get abused. Case in point, the level title cards in ''Dream Land'' and ''Adventure'', and the blooper reel in ''Super Star Ultra''.
* CartoonCreature: The name of his (and presumably Meta's and Galacta's) species is never revealed. The closest we got are endearing terms like "Puffball", "Marshmallow", and "Balloon".
* CatchPhrase: "Hiii!"
** And in the anime ([[RetCanon and later games]]), "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''.
** "[[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Your people have unfortunately been seen as...obstacles]]." You should not have said that, Susie.
* DiscardAndDraw: How his Copy Ability works. Kirby can only use one Ability at a time and will lose the current ability if he takes damage and must re-inhale it to use it again. If he touches another Ability, then it switches out.
* DreadfulMusician. Kirby loves to sing. Unfortunately, he is completely tone deaf and he loves to sing ''loud'', to the extent that it is a screen-clearing SmartBomb attack in the games, and in the anime a full minute of his caterwauling reduces a castle to rubble. The early games' description for the mike copy power and the microphone item from the first game state that Kirby is at least aware that he not a good singer.
* EatingTheEnemy: His go-to means for getting rid of foes.
* EvilCounterpart: [[spoiler:Subverted]]. In ''The 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]]. The alternate Shadow Kirby in ''Triple Deluxe'' seems to play this straight, however.
* 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.
* FingerlessHands: 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.
* 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 King Dedede. Also in ''Return to Dream Land'' with Bandana Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, and King 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. In ''Avalanche,'' Kirby speaks in full sentences when delivering trash-talk to his opponents before a match.
* InstantExpert: His Copy Ability lets him master any ability near instantaneously. He's even this without his Copy Ability. In ''Planet Robobot'', despite never seeing the Robobot Armor before, he masters it the minute he rides it.
* JumpedAtTheCall: When a threat comes to Planet Popstar, or a stranger is in need, Kirby will ''always'' be there to help.
* KidHero:
** His [[VagueAge age]] is never specifically stated in the games, but his high-pitched voice and childish mannerisms suggests he's young.
** In the [[AlternateContinuity anime continuity]] it's outright stated that Kirby is an infant. Though in the games' continuity, it's suggested that he's at least older than that (That there was a SpinoffBabies game planned should be telling). [[spoiler:He was woken up 200 years too early - he's ''mentally'' an infant, but [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld one of the oldest characters in the show.]]]]
* 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.
* NiceGuy: Kirby is by-far the nicest guy you could ever meet.
** The tutorial in ''Super Star'' even calls him a "jolly fellow", which he seems to resent.
* NiceHat: Kirby gets one for almost every ability he can copy.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In ''Kirby's Adventure'' and ''Kirby: Squeak Squad'', Kirby's impulsiveness leads him to unwittingly unleash [[EldritchAbomination unspeakable horrors]] upon Dream Land.
** 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. Kirby is so convinced that Dedede is the bad guy that he ignores King Dedede when he tries to warn Kirby about Nightmare, then unwittingly releases Nightmare when he attempts to restore the Fountain of Dreams]]. However, [[spoiler:Kirby '''did''' come up with a more permanent solution to Dream Land's problems than just sealing Nightmare away, and while King Dedede meant well, his plan was very short-sighted, as breaking the Fountain of Dreams made it impossible for the people of Dream Land to get any restful sleep]].
** Much of the ''Kirby: Squeak Squad'' consists of Kirby's pursuit of his homemade strawberry shortcake stolen from him by the titular gang of thieving mice; completely oblivious to much of the plot going on around him. Initially, Kirby suspects that King Dedede was responsible for the theft, and the Squeaks take advantage of the confusion to sneak into Dedede's castle looking for something. It turns out the Squeak Squad have began gathering up treasure chests, and Kirby's convinced that one of the chests contains the cake they stole. When he arrives at their hideout, he finds a strange treasure chest that [[spoiler:will only open with a certain item]]. He's sure it contains the cake, but [[spoiler:Meta Knight]] steals the chest before Kirby can open it. Kirby fights [[spoiler:Meta Knight]], who (likely in his [[BloodKnight haste]] to have [[BloodKnight another duel]] with Kirby) [[PoorCommunicationKills completely forgets to tell Kirby what the chest really is]]. The chest is actually [[spoiler:the prison for an entity called Dark Nebula, who lied to the Squeaks, promising them great wealth if they freed him]]. Kirby fights the Squeaks' [[spoiler:possessed leader and stops Dark Nebula]]. But most importantly, he gets his cake back in the end.
* 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]].
* PocketDimension: His stomach is implied to be one in ''Kirby: Squeak Squad'' and the anime.
* PowerCopying: Starting with ''Kirby's Adventure'', Kirby is able to absorb the powers of certain enemies he eats.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Meta Knight's blue, it's even reflected in their colors.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Oversized head? He is all head. Big, stubby limbs, a big smile, large eyes... no fur, but close enough.
* ShipTease: With [=ChuChu=] in ''Dream Land 3'' and Ribbon in ''Kirby 64''.
* ShowyInvincibleHero: There's no question Kirby will win. The only questions are how he wins, how cool it looks, and how much fun the player will have.
* 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.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Whenever Kirby's not being an UnwittingPawn, he routinely enters the villain's scheme as an unintended variable. Taking it even further, barring the reappearances of Dark Matter where he knows full well how dangerous it and Zero are, Kirby himself never enters an adventure ''intending'' to end up in some epic clash to save the galaxy[[note]]He enters the scene just because his peace has been disturbed and he'd like to know ''why''.[[/note]], it just sort of ends up ''happening'' every time.
* SuperpowerLottery: On his own, Kirby's pretty capable and relatively skilled, but when utilizing his signature power, the sky's the limit. Kirby's PowerCopying isn't just recreating a single move or technique -- [[InstantExpert it is instant, total cognition of his ability and all of its applicable utilities; no training or learning required, automatic mastery]]. Kirby can quite literally ''do'' anything, ''with'' anything, ''from'' anything in ''any'' fashion. The only thing keeping it from being a StoryBreakerPower is that Kirby's retention of these powers is relatively fragile.
* SuperStrength: Kirby displays this in both his base form and his various Copy Abilities. He's capable of cracking planets with his fists as Fighter Kirby, can swing giants swords and hammers with ease, and in the anime he chucked a monster clear out of orbit and into a black hole as Throw Kirby, and [[HurlItIntoTheSun launching a monster to the sun and back]] on a frying pan. 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.]] Fittingly, the US commercials for Kirby's Adventure and Kirby Super Star Ultra label him as the "Super Tough Pink Puff".
* SympathyForTheDevil:
** Kirby has a longstanding history of easily forgiving enemies who have decided to ease off the bad deeds. Heck, he doesn't even seem ''aware'' that King Dedede fiercely begrudges him most of the time.
** Back in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'', Meta Knight went ballistic and attempted to send Kirby down with the Halberd after undoing his plans to take charge of Dream Land. Nowadays, they're somewhere between friendly rivals and friends outright.
** When Magolor returns in ''Kirby's Dream Collection'' [[spoiler:after trying to ''kill'' Kirby and friends, having manipulated them for his own ends]] with no ill intent, it's essentially water under the bridge.
** Even after everything Susie has done, Kirby is still worried about her when she [[spoiler:gets knocked out by Star Dream]] in ''Planet Robobot''.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Maxim Tomatoes, as well as [[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad that one strawberry shortcake he went on a rampage for.]] In the anime, it was watermelon. Super Smash Bros 4 states that his favorite food is tomatoes in general.
* ATragedyOfImpulsiveness: Kirby's [[KidHero young]], so he tends to act on impulse when he thinks others are in trouble and doesn't always think the consequences through; his acting in a well-meaning but impulsive way and then having to fix the problems he caused is a recurring theme in the games.
** His impulsiveness is even referenced in the [[AlternateContinuity Subspace]] [[VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary Emissary]] of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros 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]] [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Piranha]] earlier in the game, and she, unable to keep up, falls behind and gets kidnapped by [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Bowser]].
** Of course, another major issue is that people compound his impulsiveness by [[PoorCommunicationKills not actually trying to explain themselves]] when Kirby is on the case.
* 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''.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Leave him for dead. Split him into pieces. Steal his food. Roboticize his planet. Play him like a fiddle and stand and gloat. But whatever you do, ''finish him off.'' Frequently, Kirby villains catch Kirby unawares or brutally defeat him, but make the all-too-common mistake of deciding he isn't worth their time or not making ''damn'' sure he's done.
* UnwittingPawn: Kirby's naivete makes it easy for others to play him like a fiddle.
** [[spoiler:In ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar''[='s=] Milky Way Wishes, Kirby arrives at Nova, only for his wish to be stolen by Marx.]]
** [[spoiler: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.]]
** [[spoiler:In ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', Kirby's victory over Haltmann is used by Susie as an opportunity to steal Star Dream from him, with Kirby none the wiser. That plan goes out the window when Star Dream goes rogue, however.]]
* VacuumMouth: His signiture "Inhale" ability.
* VideoGameFlight: Achieved by sucking in air and flapping his arms. Although it was limited in ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards'', ''Kirby Air Ride'', and the ''Super Smash Bros.'' series.
* WalkingHead: A common trait of many creatures on the Planet Popstar.
* WouldHitAGirl: Kirby doesn't encounter female enemies very often, but when he does, he clearly doesn't pull any punches. Just ask Drawcia, Queen Sectonia, and Susie.
* YouAreWhoYouEat: Kirby takes this saying quite literally.
* YourSizeMayVary: Kirby is said to be 8 inches tall, but in ''Kirby 64'', he's only a few inches shorter than Adeleine, an average human girl. In ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', he stands at a similar height compared to Ado, while also standing higher than the knees of the 6-foot-tall [[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Samus Aran]], which would put him closer to 2 or 3 feet tall.


[[folder: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: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand''
--> 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 ''VideoGame/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.
* 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.
* 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.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: In ''Triple Deluxe'', he defeats Queen Sectonia DX, a more powerful version of the original; Shadow Dedede, a dark doppelganger made by the Dimensional Mirror; and Dark Meta Knight -- who defeated Meta Knight on his own but is now powered by the Dimensional Mirror with a plentiful supply of new abilities. ALL IN A ROW.
* AuthorityInNameOnly: Besides his soldiers, no one respects his rule. Not even his "friends", since Meta Knight tried to overthrow him in Revenge of Meta Knight, while Whispy Woods and Kracko show no qualms in attacking the king in ''Return to Dream Land'' and ''Triple Deluxe'', respectively.
* 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 ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe''. [[spoiler:Appears to be the BigBad of several other games as well, but actually isn't, for various reasons.]]
* BigEater: Not shown doing this as often as Kirby (due to not being the focal point of the series), but Dedede can pack it away as much as his [[FriendlyEnemy friend/foe]]. There's a reason that the plot of the very first game kicked off with Dedede stealing all of Dream Land's food, and the same reason is why he's Kirby's opponent in Gourmet Race.
* BigFun: When he's not doing something bad, anyway.
* BlackHoleBelly: Dedede's range and power for his VacuumMouth is even greater than Kirby's, and he'll even demonstrate it by inhaling Kirby if given the chance.
* 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.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: He started off as the BigBad of ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand'', the very first ''Kirby'' game, stealing all of the food of Dream Land for himself, leaving those poor denizens to starve until Kirby stops him. Then after his defeat, he started protecting Dream Land from Nightmare in ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure'', but Kirby is understandably skeptical of his motives and tries to stop his plans, unaware of his true intentions. Since then, Dedede has become less and less antagonistic as time went by, only acting as the main villain in spinoffs like ''Kirby's Avalanche'', or by being possessed, mind-controlled, etc.. By ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', he seems to have completely warmed up to the little puffball, as he unhesitatingly joins Kirby's adventure without even a single boss fight with him in that game to boot, which is certainly a step-up from his [[TeethClenchedTeamwork reluctant team player attitude]] in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''. ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' takes this even further. Part of the mission of the main story mode is to save him, Dededetour centers around him finding and destroying the source of the {{Big Bad}}'s slip into insanity ''on his own'', showing a much more heroic side to him, and in ''Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe'', Kirby is seen proudly applauding for Dedede. While he is again an antagonist in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'' (and even in that case, ''Kirby Fighters'' plays similarly to ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', and friends engaging in combat is par for the course there), ''Triple Deluxe'' seemed to have been the point where Nintendo said "Screw it, he's a good guy now.". Further supporting this, notice how, in Elline's secret diary in ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'', King Dedede and Meta Knight (badly drawn) are referred to as Kirby's friends.
** Notably though he regains his antagonism in the Kirby Super Star remake's game mode Revenge of the King. Seemingly for no other reason besides spite, he comes up with an elaborate revenge scheme against Kirby. The game mode is a much tougher version of the Spring Breeze game mode.
* 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: Dedede has a history of being repeatedly subjected to another's control, most often Dark Matter, which was famous for also inducing BodyHorror in the king, often by giving him a BellyMouth or a [[EyesDoNotBelongThere Belly-Eye]]. (A key clue in these cases was that the King had his EyesAlwaysShut). After 64, this disappeared for a while, only to catch up with Dedede again in ''Epic Yarn'' and in ''Triple Deluxe''.
* DemotedToExtra:
** He only appears as a clay sculpture in ''Rainbow Curse'', having no appearance in the game's story.
** In Kirby: Planet Robobot, he only makes an appearance in the intro and the ending. However, [[spoiler:clones of his DNA appear as a boss battle]].
* DiscOneFinalBoss: in ''Kirby's Adventure'' and ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''3''.
* DistressedDude: In ''Triple Deluxe''.
* DropTheHammer: Rarely seen without one.
* EvilCounterpart: To Kirby, being a VillainousGlutton. Later appearances emphasized this by giving Dedede aerial abilities.
** [[spoiler:Shadow Dedede]] serves as one to him in ''Triple Deluxe''.
* EvilKnockoff: In ''Planet Robobot'', [[spoiler:the Haltmann Works Comapny use a sample of his DNA to create a series of Dedede Clones.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Maybe. He looks an awful lot like one, but is never actually stated to be one (a fact that's lampshaded in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' during Snake's codec conversation about him).
* ExtremeOmnivore: At least in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', 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.
* TheGoodKing: Downplayed. Greedy face-stuffer that he is, he's been known to occasionally try his hand at a noble action or two, usually helping Kirby out with his abilities or so.
* 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.
* HiddenDepths: [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Apparently, he's into]] TabletopGame/{{chess}}.
* ImpossiblyCoolWeapon: In ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'', 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.
* {{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 ''Kirby 64'', 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 Dream Land 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 haft of his hammer.
* KnightOfCerebus: In the "Revenge of the King" sub game.
* {{Leitmotif}}: His theme from ''Kirby's Dream Land'' (particularly with the expansion made in ''Kirby Super Star'') 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]].
* MesACrowd: He's cloned himself in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe''.
* 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 ''VideoGame/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.
* NotImportantToThisEpisodeCamp: ''Kirby and the Amazing Mirror'' is the only game to date where Dedede is absent.
* NotMeThisTime: After [[EstablishingCharacterMoment stealing all the food in Dream Land]] and then taking a bath in the sacred Fountain of Dreams, Kirby tends to view Dedede with suspicion.
* 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.]]
* PokeThePoodle: Any genuine villainy he performs always ends up being this. He's always more of a nuisance than an actual threat to Dream Land.
* PowerupMount: Plays this role for his sections in ''Kirby 64'', as well as ''Return to Dream Land'' (the other playable characters can also serve as this in said game); with his brute strength and hammer, Dedede can bust down walls for Kirby.
* PowersViaPossession: Dedede's repeated possessions during the Dark Matter trilogy featured his body exhibiting strange abilities like floating through the air like a dangled puppet, shooting dark {{Energy Ball}}s from an eye that popped out of his stomach, or developing a ravenous BellyMouth. [[spoiler:Shadow Dedede of ''Triple Deluxe'' has these same powers but developed to a much more advanced degree. The game's commentary about the "darkness in his heart" could be an implication that Shadow Dedede was possessed by an alternate version of Dark Matter for ''far'' too long]].
* 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.
* ShockwaveStomp: One of his moves from the very beginning has been a huge leap that ends with stars very forcefully flying from his feet when he lands. A bit of HoistByHisOwnPetard in this case, as Kirby can inhale those and fire them back at Dedede.
* StoutStrength:
** Despite being pudgy, anyone who can swing that hammer with such force has to be strong.
** ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' calls him one of the strongest lifeforms on Planet Popstar.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: As of ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'', he's picked up bombs lately as well.
* TrainingFromHell: King Dedede has always been able to mimic Kirby's [[VacuumMouth Inhale]] ability but, according to his trophy description in ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee Melee]]'', intense training between ''Kirby's Dream Land'' and ''Kirby's Adventure'' was what allowed him to learn to fly like Kirby.
* WantsAPrizeForBasicDecency: A possible interpretation of his actions in ''Kirby's Adventure'' (and ''[[VideoGameRemake Nightmare in Dream Land]]''). For having secured a SealedEvilInACan, Dedede apparently decided himself entitled to use [[HolyGround the Fountain of Dreams]] as his own personal pool.
* WeaponOfChoice: His hammer, of course.
* VacuumMouth: He's able to inhale things the same way Kirby can, but he's unable to use Copy Abilities because he's "already perfect".
* 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.
** Played painfully straight in ''Squeak Squad'' where he ends up being the very first boss.
* VillainousGlutton: Again, his debut saw him abscond with all the food in the land for his own pleasure. This first impression has effectively colored all of his relations with Kirby since.
* 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.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: The bio for [[spoiler:Dedede Clone 2.0]] in ''Planet Robobot'' implies that the events of ''Triple Deluxe'' left him with a fear of "a certain insect".
* 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.

[[folder:Meta Knight]]

--->"'''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar This is the end. Kirby!]] ''[[DuelBoss Come meet your doom!]]'''''"

-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbysAdventure''
--> 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: He does a surprising amount of morally questionable things for such an adorable looking guy, but he does mean well.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: If his armor breaks, he retreats.
* BadassAdorable: 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.
* BadassBookworm: If ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' is of any indication.
* 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: 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: The Halberd.
* CoolMask: He's nearly always seen wearing a mask that covers his face.
* 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 could be Galaxia, before Nintendo settled on its proper name, as it is the same color, though it lacks Galaxia's jagged edges.
* CulturedWarrior: He can be seen at the beginning of ''[[VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand Return To Dream Land]]'', reading a book while the others are chasing one another around. In the anime, he's also one of the most knowledgeable characters around, frequently giving advice for how Kirby can fight the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* CyberCyclops: [[spoiler:Mecha Knight has a single robotic eye stuck in the middle of his mask. It can shoot EyeBeams.]]
* 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.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: His request when he is granted one wish? To have a duel with the greatest warrior the universe has ever known. He ''wins!''
* 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.
* EvilKnockoff: In ''Meta Knightmare Returns'' [[spoiler:he faces off against a mass-produced copy of Mecha Knight]].
* 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.]]]]
* FatalFlaw: He's determined to fight to the bitter end no matter what... Except when that mask comes off. Once it does, he'll immediately retreat until he can hide his face again. Seems one of Popstar's greatest warriors suffers from self-image issues.
* 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.
* HeroAntagonist: Is typically trying to do what's right/protect Dream Land from evil, though he sometimes goes into WellIntentionedExtremist territory. He often opposes Kirby because [[NiceJobBreakingItHero he tends to trigger]] what Meta Knight is trying to prevent.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: After Kirby defeats the [[VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot Haltmann Works Company]] and takes a well-earned nap, ''Meta Knightmare Returns'' is unlocked in which Meta Knight proceeds to carve up every 2.0 boss and enemy in his sight before taking down [[spoiler:clones of Dark Matter and Queen Sectonia and the ''real'' Galacta Knight summoned by Star Dream.]]
* 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.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Aside from his own actions in ''Super Star'' this is usually his mindset whenever he serves under King Dedede. Though he may offer Kirby some aid in thwarting the King if he believes Kirby can create a more effective solution.
* 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 stages are extremely dark and moody, more akin to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' than anything ''Kirby'' related.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Often the reason why Meta Knight ends up fighting Kirby.
* NotImportantToThisEpisodeCamp: Is strangely absent during the games involving Dark Matter. You'd think he'd be the first person to help Kirby with such a threat.
* LaserBlade: [[spoiler:Mecha Knight wields a glowing energy version of Galaxia.]]
* 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.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Kirby's red, it's even reflected in their colors.
* TheReveal: You have ''no idea'' how bonkers the fandom went when his mask split open after his first loss to Kirby [[spoiler:and everyone discovered another member of Kirby's race]].
* 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. That is, [[UnwillingRoboticization when he's his]] [[BrainwashedAndCrazy normal self.]]
* SwordPlant: Used in ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' to disconnect Kirby's Robobot Armor off [[spoiler:the Halberd for the final phase against Star Dream.]]
* SwordSparks: Meta Knight's sword Galaxia can be used to light fuses or even charge up batteries and plugs as evidenced in ''Meta Knightmare Returns''.
* 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.]] In ''Meta Knightmare Ultra'' and ''Meta Knightmare Returns'' one of his skills is 'Meta Quick', which temporarily boosts his speed--and he's already considerably quicker than Kirby.
* SuperStrength: Meta Knight isn't shy when it comes to strength either. His attacks generally hit hard and in ''Meta Knightmare Returns'' in ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', he can use Galaxia to cleave through giant wooden beams, steel chains and other metal obstacles that Kirby cannot without his Robobot Armor and an appropriate ability. His skills 'Meta Knightmares' and [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl 'Galaxia Darkness']] are significantly powerful against foes, with the former quite able to take out mini-bosses in one go and even [[spoiler:Star Dream recognises that Meta Knight "possesses incredible power" and is "mighty indeed."]]
* TeleportCloak: He retreats by wrapping himself in this cape and flying straight up, [[VideoGame/MegaManClassic Mega Man style!]]
* TheRival: To Kirby.
* UnwillingRoboticization: [[spoiler:In ''Planet Robobot'' he is captured by the Haltmann Works Company and converted into a cyborg soldier known as [[PunnyName Mecha Knight]].]]
* VillainsActHeroesReact: His most villainous portrayal (''Revenge of Meta Knight'') had him act to take over Dream Land [[WellIntentionedExtremist thinking it would be better under his rule]]. More heroic portrayals have him acting ahead off Kirby, [[HeroAntagonist only to come off as a foe]] since [[PoorCommunicationKills he can't be bothered to explain himself]]. His fully heroic moments come when he is reacting as much as Kirby.
* WakeUpCallBoss: Is often the hardest (or at least second-hardest) boss in the games he's fought in (including ''[[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Amazing Mirror]]'', 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''.
* TheWorfEffect: In ''[[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Amazing Mirror]]'', ''VideoGame/TheSubspaceEmissary'', ''VideoGame/KirbysEpicYarn'', and ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', he has been defeated and/or [[BrainwashedAndCrazy compromised]] before the events of the game by the MonsterOfTheWeek.
* 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 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.
** [[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.]]

[[folder:Bandana Waddle Dee]]

--->"'''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Great King, Kabula has been defeated!]] [[TheLancer What should we do?]]'''"

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

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 Waddle Dee:
* ADogNamedDog: He is a Waddle Dee named Waddle Dee. 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''.
** He also appears as Kirby's player two partner in ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'', along with [[ColorCodedMultiplayer two differently colored Bandana Waddle Dees.]]
* 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.]]
%%* BreakoutMookCharacter
* DemotedToExtra: In ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' and ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', he shows up in the background before bosses and minibosses to throw a healing item you can keep in reserve. Considering that in ''Triple Deluxe'', 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 Waddle 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.
* 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 Bandana Waddle Dee 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 seen 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 and is slightly redder than most Waddle Dees.
* 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.
** ''Rainbow Curse'' also had him and his palette swap buddies make a noise upon summon.
* ZeroEffortBoss:
** In Megaton Punch, Kirby almost has to perform poorly on purpose to lose to him.
** In Revenge of the King, he's merely a normal Waddle Dee with a lot of health. Kirby can inhale him for a OneHitKill.

!Other Heroes

-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2''

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/SuperSmashBrosMelee''. 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.

[[folder: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 (excluding Kine, who got [[ADayInTheLimelight an episode with him as one of the protagonists]]).

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: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2''

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/SuperSmashBrosMelee'' 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: 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: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2''

A blue fish that assists Kirby in the [[UnderTheSea 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.
* 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-form 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: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2''

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, but is a "she" in the original anime. For some reason, Coo doesn't have any friends, but doesn't seem to mind.

Tropes associated with Coo:
* TheAloner: Is the only animal friend in ''3'' that doesn't have a friend to reunite with for a heart-star.
* 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: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3''

Although Rick appears alongside Nago, this feline is 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.
* DoubleJump: Nago goes farther and has a ''triple jump'', making him superior to Rick in most circumstances.
* EyesAlwaysShut: He rarely opens his eyes, [[BewareTheNiceOnes save when angry.]]
* GoombaStomp: In ''Dream Land 3''.
* MegaNeko: Compared to common creatures Tac and Burning Leo. Smaller than the Fire Lions though.


-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3''

A pink octopus 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, but she is officially an octopus. She may be inspired by the [[ Flapjack Octopus]], which can certainly be mistaken for a jellyfish.
* TentacleRope: She does this to get baddies into Kirby's mouth, rather than him inhaling.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: With a bow and eyelashes.
%%* {{Tsundere}}


-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3''

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.

Tropes associated with Pitch:
* CartoonCreature: Exactly what kind of bird he is is unclear; he's simply "Pitch the Bird"
* {{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.


-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''

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.
* {{Expy}}:
** Ribbon, with her pink fluffy hair and red ribbon, actually resembles [=ChuChu=], another girl with her eye on Kirby.
** Nintendo's long-defunct ''Kirby 64'' site drew certain parallels between Ribbon and [[VideoGame/OcarinaOfTime Navi]].
-->''Does Kirby have a girlfriend? Does the fairy have an it-friend? Is that a Blue Rupee she's holding, or could it be a magical Ocarina that allows Kirby to travel through time? Does this fairy constantly scream "Hey!" at the top of her lungs? Only time will tell.''
* 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.

[[folder:Waddle Dee]]

-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand''; as an ally, ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''

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 ''Kirby 64'' is providing transportation via various vehicles.


-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''

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 literal Japanese romanization is '''''Ado'''rēnu'', which suggests Ado may have been a nickname since Whispy Woods was similarly shortened to 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.
* RiddleForTheAges: Are Ado and Adeleine the same person? All we get from the creators was "possibly".
* 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.

[[folder:Prince Fluff]]

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

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: ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''

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. 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 and banished to a Void Between the Worlds. He ultimately managed to escape, and in ''Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition'', it is revealed that he felt sorry for his transgressions.

Tropes associated with Magolor:

* AGodAmI: He plans to [[spoiler:rule the entire universe by wearing the Master Crown]].
* AffablyEvil: He's certainly quite friendly, [[spoiler: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. [[spoiler: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: 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: Of ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land''.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:It is implied that the Master Crown corrupted him. Magolor Soul is described as "a sad shell possessed by the limitless power of the Master Crown, no more than a manifestation of the crown itself".]]
* CallBack: [[spoiler:His first boss form resembles Nightmare, while his second form resembles Marx, and Magolor Soul resembles a fusion of Marx and Dark Matter. 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 and Drawcia's as well'']]!
* TheCameo: In the final bonus stage of ''Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe'' which, fittingly, is C-R-O-W-N-E-D. WordOfGod says the game takes place in a theme park he built.
* 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.
* CompositeCharacter: He borrows various elements and movesets from previous bosses.
* EasilyForgiven: Despite having [[spoiler:nearly tried to kill Kirby and conquer the whole universe]], Kirby still thinks of him as a friend. [[spoiler:However, it is implied that he was posssessed by the Master Crown, and thus wasn't in control of his actions.]]
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Just like Marx, he was manipulating Kirby and friends for his own ends.]]
* 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 (though technically Drawcia did that first)). (There's also a bit of Zero and 0[[superscript:2]] in his final form, with the blood red eye gaping at him from what would otherwise be a smile.)]]
* FloatingLimbs: He seems to have invisible limbs connected to his hands.
* 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 [[spoiler:when he puts the crown on, things get SERIOUS.]]
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ This one.]] [[spoiler:It gets a sinister remix [[ later on]]]].
* MagicalClown: When he [[spoiler:puts on the Master Crown]], he turns into a jester-like creature with all sorts of powers.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:He manipulated Kirby to defeat Landia in order to take his crown for himself.]]
* MrExposition: Collect all of the Lor Starcutter parts, and he'll tell you the beginning of his adventure.
* PowerCopying: [[spoiler:In his final form, he uses your Super Abilities to fight against you. And how did he copy your attacks? By [[AwesomenessByAnalysis using his star shield to record them]] whenever you smash him.]]
* 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: ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse''

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 Waddle 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 stage.
* AmbiguouslyGay: It's implied that she and Claycia are more than just friends.
* ArtInitiatesLife: She recolors Kirby and Bandana Waddle Dee, bringing them back to life.
* BigOlEyebrows: She has quite a noticeable pair of brown eyebrows.
* PunnyName: Her name sounds like "a line", something she might paint.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Parfait, if her Secret Diary is anything to go by.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Taken UpToEleven in that her hair is all the colours of the rainbow and shaped like a paintbrush.

[[folder:Robobot Armor]]

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

A mecha suit designed by the Haltmann Works Company. Hundreds of models ended up on Pop Star after it was mechanized, referred to as "Invader Armor" when under the HWC's control. Kirby learns to hijack these vehicles and turn them into Robobot Armors, giving them his appearance and the ability to copy enemy powers and transform into different "Modes".

Tropes associated with the Robobot Armor:
* CoolBike: Turns into one in Wheel Mode.
* DoubleJump: Used to make up for its lack of flight powers.
* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler:Halberd Mode. By combining its powers with Kirby's own, the Armor is able to assimilate with Meta Knight's battleship, giving it the strength needed to take on Star Dream. Even later, it gets the power to summon a humongous drill to deal the finishing blow.]]
* FloatingLimbs: Its arms levitate outside of sockets on the cockpit. Seems to be a design quirk of the HWC, as Susie's own mecha suit ([[spoiler:as well as Haltmann's]]) share it.
* ItCanThink: [[spoiler:It's revealed at the end of ''Planet Robobot'' that the Robobot Armor has a mind of its own, and is even capable of slight movement when not controlled. Outside information indicates that its memory is linked with Kirby's, meaning that the same AI traveled with Kirby for his entire adventure.]]
* LastOfItsKind: [[spoiler:With most of the Haltmann Works Company's technology vanishing after the destruction of Star Dream, it's likely that the Robobot Armor Kirby used in the final battle is the only one left.]]
* MiniMecha: It's about the size of a mid-boss. Sounds big enough, but not as much when you consider that everything else the HWC created it much larger.
* PowerCopying: Thanks to Kirby's own power, it has the ability to scan enemies and gain "Modes" based on them.
* PowerFist: Its main mode of attack is punching with its metal fists. With Stone Mode, they grow even larger and stronger.
* TearsFromAStone: [[spoiler:After pushing Kirby out of its cockpit after the final battle, coolant fluid leaks from its eyes.]]
* ThisIsADrill: Its limbs can turn into drills for use on machinery, but it isn't used for combat except in Gigavolt fights. [[spoiler:However, the drill it pulls out to finish off Star Dream is made for pure force, and it's also ''massive''.]]
* TransformingMecha: It changes shape depending on its Mode. Sometimes it's just the arms that shift, but with Jet Mode and Wheel Mode, it gains an entirely new look.

!Recurring Bosses

[[folder:Whispy Woods]]

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

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.
* BreakoutCharacter: He's always one of the bosses in every game in the series, even appearing outside of the franchise.
* DemonicPossession: Like all of ''Dream Land 3'''s bosses, his hostility (and unusual aggressiveness) in that game is the result of Dark Matter influence.
* 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.
* 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.
* UnwillingRoboticisation: A victim of this as Clanky Woods in ''Planet Robobot''. And we know for sure it's the real Whispy and not just a robotic tree built just like him, as confirmed by Clanky's pause description and his cutscene being titled "Victim of Mecahmization."
* 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.

[[folder:Lololo & Lalala]]

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

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 would appear to be one since they are directly based on a couple, though they were originally stated in the ''Kirby's Dream Land'' manual to be the "[[TricksterTwins not so famous twins]]".[[note]]At least, the English version - the Japanese version uses the vaguer term ''futari'', or pair.[[/note]]
* 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/AdventuresOfLolo 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: It's what they are.


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

A blimp-like mechanism armed with canons. King Dedede tasks her with patrolling the skies.

Tropes associated with Kabula:

* BootstrappedLeitmotif: In the first game, the power up theme overrides the boss music since Kirby needs a Mint Leaf to fight her. Since power ups were removed from all subsequent games, the song became associated with Kabula herself in future titles.
* TheBusCameBack: She disappeared from the series almost entirely after the first game, save for ''Kirby's Block Ball'' and a very brief cameo in the Super Famicom version of ''Kirby's Star Stacker''. She was excluded from Spring Breeze in ''Super Star'', being replaced by Lololo & Lalala. She was finally brought back in ''Super Star Ultra'' and made more regular appearances.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: In between cannon fire, she will occasionally spin and try to tackle Kirby.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Originally known as Kaboola until her reappearance in ''Super Star Ultra''.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Her redesign in ''Super Star Ultra'' gives her more feminine eyelashes.
* ThereIsAnother: Kabula is seemingly controlled by King Dedede, but [[spoiler:Core Kabula acts as a security force to the far more powerful Haltmann Works Company. Though it is possible the company took the original, upgraded her and controlled her, similar to what they did to Whispy]].
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: Every single one of her fights turned the game into a shoot em up style game.



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

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.
* 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!"
* TheDragon: To King Dedede in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe''.
* 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.
* HellishPupils: Kracko's Revenge has a slitted eye. Holo-Kracko 2.0 reproduces this.
* 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.
* Really700YearsOld: Holo-Kracko's boss bio in ''Planet Robobot'' implies that Kracko has been around since ancient times.
* 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.
* 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: Kracko's among the strongest of the ''Kirby'' series' reoccurring bosses, and first-time Kirby players slam into a brick wall when they meet him.
* 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...”''

[[folder:Paint Roller]]

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

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 ''Dream Land 3'' introduced Batamon, which looked just like Kirby but were as weak as Waddle Dees.
* {{Expy}}: Wiz in ''The Amazing Mirror'' has many similar patterns to Paint Roller, which makes sense, since he's Paint Roller's Mirror counterpart.
* 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''.

[[folder:Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright]]

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

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:
* CombinationAttack: Their eclipse attack from ''Dream Land 2''.
* 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.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: The only reason it's possible for Kirby to avoid taking damage from their Eclipse attack in ''Dream Land 2'' is because Mr. Bright creates a safe spot.

[[folder:Galacta Knight]]

->First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar 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, and he also appeared as the surprise final boss in the ''Meta Knightmare Returns'' mode in ''Planet Robobot''.

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. [[spoiler:Come ''Planet Robobot'', it turns out there was a very, very good reason he was deemed too strong.]]
* AxCrazy: There's only one thing Galacta Knight knows how to do, destroy.
* BonusBoss: In ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', he serves as one of the final five bosses in The True Arena. [[spoiler:He is also the third and last secret boss in ''Planet Robobot'' in Meta Knight's campaign.]]
* BreakoutVillain: The fact that he's one of few antagonists to appear in more than one game speaks to his popularity.
* CoolMask: It has a cross-shaped slit in the front, matching the design on his shield.
* CosmicRetcon: When questioned on why Galacta Knight keeps showing up after being defeated, [[WordOfGod Director Shinya Kumazaki]] explained that Galacta Knight was literally sealed ''outside of canon'', causing every fight with the heroes to technically be their "First" encounter with him.
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:In ''Planet Robobot'', when Star Dream brings him from his dimension, Galactica Knight's response is to ''slice it in two'', leaving a huge gash in it.]]
* DubNameChange: Minor, but the name is Galac''tic'' Knight in Japanese.
* EvilCounterpart: PlayedWith, since Galacta Knight has no known motivations or goals. Galacta Knight is another mysterious enemy cast in Meta Knight's image (handheld weapon, mask, wings), but his design very notably zigs where Meta Knight zags -- Meta Knight is blue, Galacta is a darker shade of pink; Meta Knight has bat wings, Galacta's are angelic; Meta spends most of his time grounded, Galacta is reluctant to descend.
* FinalBoss: Of Meta Knightmare Ultra in ''Super Star Ultra'' and ''Meta Knightmare Returns'' in ''Planet Robobot''.
* FlunkyBoss: In ''Ultra'', he can summon his own version of Meta-Knights.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: All that is known about his character and backstory is that he is dangerous and powerful. Notably, he (presumably) lacks the excuse of being an EldritchAbomination like other example from the series.
* JokerImmunity: Unsurprising, given his popularity, but Galacta Knight has never actually been killed. Merely resealed and/or driven away. [[WordOfGod Director Shinya Kumazaki]] says that this is because the place in which he was sealed is outside of time and space, thus every battle with him [[CosmicRetcon erases the last]].
* JoustingLance: Despite this, he gives the Sword ability.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: When defeated, he'll usually attempt to fly away before his attacker can reseal him in a crystal.
* LightIsNotGood: There is no way of knowing if he is "bad", but the player never has a peaceful encounter with him.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Galacta Knight has a shield. It serves as [[ShieldBash both a weapon]] and protection.
* MovesetClone: Uses a lot of the same animations and moves as Meta Knight.
* OmnicidalManiac: Galacta Knight has little known motivation, but he can always be counted on to attempt to destroy anything in front of him.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: After some years of guessing, Star Dream finally gave some insight as to just ''why'' Galacta Knight was sealed away: [[spoiler:he's been known to take out ''multiple planets'' in the past!]]
* RealMenWearPink: His armor is white with pink accents, and he has a pink body as well.
* ShieldBash: It can even shoot energy attacks similar to those of Galaxia.
* ShockAndAwe: in ''Return to Dream Land'', he can summon columns of lightning.
* SealedBadassInACan: Galacta Knight was sealed in a crystal [[RetGone outside of the timeline]], for fear of his immense power. In his ''Return to Dream Land'' appearance, he appears from within some crystal structure. In Planet Robobot, Meta Knight manages to reseal him in a crystal only for Kirby to free him again afterwards.
* 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.
* 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.
* TookALevelInBadass: With each appearance, he gains a new attack. In ''Return to Dream Land'', he gains the ability to fire a StormOfBlades which has since become his SignatureMove. And in ''Planet Robobot'', he gains the ability to ''cut a hole in space itself and use it as a'' '''''WaveMotionGun'''''.
* UnexplainedRecovery: He somehow returns in ''Return to Dream Land'' despite blowing up similarly to Galactic Nova in ''Super Star Ultra''. This was eventually explained by his prison literally being outside of the series [[CosmicRetcon time and space]].
* TheUnreveal: Unlike Meta Knight [[spoiler:(who looks adorable when unmasked)]], Galacta Knight's mask doesn't come off when defeated.
* WorldsBestWarrior:
** [[AutobotsRockOut He's the only Kirby foe to have a rock song for his battle theme]], and it shows -- if [[ShockAndAwe calling down the wrath of Zeus]], cutting open reality to use ''extradimensional space'' as a WaveMotionGun and generating [[BulletHell hails of energy swords that fill the sky]] wouldn't tip one off first.
** According to the 20th Anniversary CD and his trophy in Super Smash Bros U, his battle theme is titled ''The Strongest Warrior in the Galaxy''. The aforementioned trophy's description certainly thinks he earned to use that title.
** 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.
** The supercomputer that tore apart time and space just to bring him over? [[spoiler:The reality-bending OS of a ''Nova''?]] Galacta Knight ''one-shots it'' just for ''waking him up''.

!Major Antagonists


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

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 initial Power Orb form, after Kirby is shot at him by King Dedede. [[FreefallFight You have to complete the phase before Kirby hits the ground and dies.]] Then the second phase is this on the ground... on the moon!
* LeanAndMean: He doesn't have much of a body to speak of, but his arms are almost skeletal.
* LivingDream: The Fountain of Dreams is where people's dreams come from on Planet Popstar.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: And is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: 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.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Literally, as ''Nightmare in Dream Land'' calls him "the Nightmares".
* SunglassesAtNight: In his Wizard form.
* TeleportSpam: Starts a proud tradition among ''Kirby'' final bosses.
* ThroatLight: In ''Nightmare in Dream Land''.

[[folder:Dark Matter]]

-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2''

Dark Matter is the villain of ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2'', ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'', and ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''. Dark Matter consists of black, malevolent clouds, usually depicted with a single red eye and a ring of orange spheres around the back.

Tropes associated with Dark Matter as a whole:
* AmbiguousSituation: As applied to an entire entity; it's not entirely known what Dark Matter ''is''. The name "Dark Matter" is applied to both the entire massive cloud and the various offshoots it spawns. There's also the question of how it relates to the being found in the cloud's innermost depths.
* ArcVillain: For the "[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 Dark]] [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 Matter]] [[VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards Trilogy]]".
* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: If he hasn't gotten the "Super Weapon" yet, this is Kirby's only way of freeing the possessed.
* CastingAShadow: It isn't called ''Dark'' Matter for nothing.
* 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".
* DemotedToDragon: Compared to TrueFinalBoss Dark Matter Blade from ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'' a Dark Matter merely serves as the penultimate boss.
* 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. [[spoiler:Even a supercomputer on par with ''Nova'' was only able to partially analyze its data, and the clone it creates (which pushed the computer to its limits, mind you) is still flawed]].
* EyeBeams: Always shot diagonally.
* GalacticConqueror: Arrives from outer space to corrupt Planet Popstar. After failing to conquer Planet Popstar, it eventually sets its sights on Ripple Star.
* GeniusLoci: The Dark Matter are able to come together to create giant clouds which are implied to be controlled by Zero. Curiously enough the clouds created by Dark Castle/Real Dark Matter's influence do not seem to be sentient.
* GoodHurtsEvil: They are defeated by the Love-Love Stick in ''Dream Land 3'', which is made of the feelings of love and gratitude from all of Planet Popstar.
* 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: ''Kirby'' games will ALWAYS become darker when these things show up.
* ShockAndAwe: It can shoot black lightning from its eye.
* 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 Planet Popstar in ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' before its defeat. With no Kirby around, it successfully does so to the 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]] emerging from 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.
* TrueFinalBoss: Of ''Dream Land 2''. Also, one serves as the first True Final Boss of ''Dream Land 3'', before Zero, the '''real''' True Final Boss, shows up.
* TheUnfought: In ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards'', although enemies related to it do show up as final bosses.

!!'''Dark Matter Blade'''

-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2''

The lone Dark Matter that serves as the main antagonist and final boss of ''Kirby's Dream Land 2''. To face it, Kirby must acquire the Rainbow Sword and exorcise it from King Dedede. It first takes the form of a humanoid swordsman, but after Kirby defeats that form it takes on the amorphous real form seen in all other Dark Matter.

Tropes associated with Dark Matter Blade and its Real Dark Matter form, besides most of the above tropes:
* AllThereInTheManual: Officially, the original Dark Matter character is simply referred to as "Dark Matter" and is taken synonymously; however, its individual forms both have obscure names. "Real Dark Matter" was given as the name of its second form, as seen in the Japanese player's guide. [[spoiler:The True Arena in ''Planet Robobot'' calls the Dark Matter Clone based on its first form "Dark Matter Blade", and a closer look at the Japanese version shows it was meant to be "Dark Matter Blade Clone" in full, making it a likely {{retcon}}.]]
* AnimeHair: Though it isn't real, Dark Matter Blade's spiky hair is a clear emulation this.
* BigBad: This one serves as the main antagonist of ''[[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand2 Dream Land 2]]'', and wouldn't reappear as the final boss until the Kirby Quest of ''[[VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack Mass Attack]]''.
* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:The first secret boss of ''Planet Robobot''.]]
* CloningBlues: In ''Planet Robobot'', [[spoiler:Star Dream makes a clone of it to fight Meta Knight]].
* FinalBoss: Of ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', and of ''Kirby Quest'' in ''Mass Attack''.
* 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]]?
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:In ''Planet Robobot'', it fights Meta Knight using the Rainbow Sword, the same weapon Kirby needed to kill it in ''Dream Land 2''.]]
* NoNameGiven: Its humanoid swordsman form went unnamed for the longest time, leading to {{Fan Nickname}}s such as "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dark Matter Swordsman]]".
* {{Oculothorax}}: Not so much in the first form it is fought in, however. [[spoiler:Although if its clone is any indication, it can pull the [[EyesDoNotBelongThere Dedede trick.]]]]
* NoodleIncident: [[spoiler:The Haltmann Works Company managed to tear a piece off of it some point prior to ''Planet Robobot"]].
* PullingThemselvesTogether: It explodes after its first form is defeated, but then the pieces come back together.
* RedBaron: [[spoiler: The cutscene its clone appears in is called "The Dark Rainbow Thief".]]
* ShockAndAwe: Real Dark Matter can shoot black lightning from its eye. Dark Matter Blade also has blue electricity coursing around it in the ''Kirby Quest'' subgame.
* SwordBeam: Dark Matter Blade can fire these from the tip of its blade.
* TennisBoss: The orbs it uses as projectiles and the energy balls created by its blade can be hit back at it for heavy damage.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler:Not so much its actual eye, but its visor turns red after losing about half its health in ''Planet Robobot''.]]
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: [[spoiler:In ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'', this is the given reason why Star Dream could only create a clone of Dark Matter Blade. It's the '''only''' version of it that could be analyzed ''at all'', and even then, Star Dream is said to have been pushed to its limits to manage ''that'' much. Yes, Dark Matter is such a bizarre and incomprehensible being that not even a ''sentient, reality-warping, wish-granting supercomputer on par with'' '''''Nova''''' can wrap its mind around this thing. It's just way too alien for ''anyone'' to explain.]]

!!'''Zero [=/=] 0[[superscript:2]]'''
[[caption-width-right:200:Zero in ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'']]
[[caption-width-right:328:0[[superscript:2]] in ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'']]

-> First appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3'' (Zero) / ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' (0[[superscript:2]])

Zero is 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 Zero and 0[[superscript:2]]:
* ArchnemesisDad: To Gooey, technically, [[{{Downplayed}} not that Gooey seems to care.]]
* ArchEnemy: To Kirby, being the only final boss in the entire franchise (besides King Dedede) he fights more than once.
* BackFromTheDead: Implied to be the same entity, but never explicitly stated.
* BewareMyStingerTail: 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.
* BigBad: [[spoiler:Hidden in ''Dream Land 3'' and ''Kirby 64''.]]
* BloodyMurder: This comes out of left field, as there had not been anything like it before in Kirby, and beyond reappearances of Zero, 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.
* BreakoutVillain: The only FinalBoss besides Dedede to appear more than once.
* CameraAbuse: Sometimes Zero's shots splatter on the screen.
* DemonicPossession: Of the Queen of Ripple Star, unbeknownst to the protagonists. Also possibly the only time it directly possesses somebody.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Beating it is required to get the good ending in both games.
* EldritchAbomination: It is the leader and apparent source of Dark Matter and is just as mysterious.
* TheEndOrIsIt: In the bad endings of 'Dream Land 3'' and ''Kirby 64''.
* EyeScream:
** Infamously, in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', Zero breaks its red eye out of its body in a last-ditch attempt to defeat Kirby.
** In ''Kirby 64'', Kirby needs to shoot at 0[[superscript:2]]'s eye to stun it, letting him go after its other weak points.
* FallenAngel: Invoked with 0[[superscript:2]].
* GamebreakingInjury: 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 ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards''.
* GoForTheEye: Subverted by Zero, where attacking its 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'' due to being [[ManBehindTheMan Dark Matter's leader]].
* HolyHalo: As 0[[superscript:2]].
* HiveQueen: Zero 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: Dark Matter was pretty bad, but this...
* 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. Despite this, it's still the controller of Dark Matter.
* 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: Zero is able to spawn miniature Dark Matter clouds as an attack.
* MoodWhiplash: Causes this in both games it appears in. Special mention to 0[[superscript:2]], whose battlefield and theme is right next to [[BleakLevel Shiver Star Factory]] in terms of melancholy.
%%* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
* NoPronunciationGuide: "Zero Two" is the official pronunciation of 0[[superscript:2]]'s name, although that hasn't stopped people from pronouncing it as "Zero-Squared", "Oh-Two", "Oh-Squared", or even ''Oxygen'' (which is literally O[[subscript:2]]).
* PoisonousPerson: 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 it clearly being in the original ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'' image. [[spoiler:[[TheBusCameBack It finally appears as a sticker in ''Planet Robobot'']].]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Its eyes are red and it's a bad guy.
* TheSpook: Despite appearing as the final boss in two games, virtually nothing is known about Zero other than its status as the leader of Dark Matter. Its motives, backstory, and even its exact goals are all unclear.
* SpreadShot: 0[[superscript:2]]'s primary form of attack in ''Kirby 64''.
* SurpriseCreepy: Dark Matter sort of was already, so Zero 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, formerly provided the page image, and is the Pantheon God of this trope. 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 it.

!!'''Miracle Matter'''
-> First Appearance: ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards''

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, but second to 0[[superscript:2]].

Tropes associated with Miracle Matter:
* AllYourPowersCombined: Can use each of the seven basic Copy Abilities of ''Kirby 64''.
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: Where you fight it.
* BarrierChangeBoss: One for each of the seven basic Copy Abilities of ''Kirby 64''.
* TheDragon: To 0[[superscript:2]]
* ElementalShapeshifter: It is one of two Dark Matter types to display element-based abilities, but it also has the unique ability to completely change its form.
* 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. All of its attacks can be launched back at it in some way, and this is the only way to hurt it.
* 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 it 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:Dyna Blade]]

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

A huge bird responsible for stealing all of the crops in Dream Land. 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!


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

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 Planet Popstar.

Tropes associated with Marx:
* AxCrazy: He was already this when alive, but when Marx Soul shows up...
* BackFromTheDead: 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. Sure, a Kirby villain who works by themselves is no surprise. However, Marx is the only one who had to [[{{Manipulative Bastard}} manipulate]] a lot of events into happening before getting his power.
* 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.
* FinalBoss: Of Milky Way Wishes and the Arena, thus making him the general Final Boss of ''Super Star''. He gets an upgrade in the remake's True Arena as Marx Soul, which borders on TrueFinalBoss. In ''Mass Attack'', he's also the Final Boss of ''Kirby Brawlball''.
* ForTheEvulz: He wants the power to cause all the mischief he wants.
* 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: 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''.
* HellIsThatNoise: Most fans will remember that horrendous scream he lets out as he finally dies as Marx Soul.
* TheJester: Looks like one. A particularly dangerous one at that.
* KnightOfCerebus: As Marx Soul.
* LackOfEmpathy: All he wants is power.
* LaughingMad: In his boss fight, Marx is always laughing.
* MagicalClown: He becomes one after gaining his wish from Nova. He becomes even more powerful [[spoiler:as Marx Soul.]]
* 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: Marx Soul is this in ''Ultra''.
* WalkingSpoiler: His only non-spoiling details come from the intro to ''Milky Way Wishes''.
* WickedHeartSymbol: Once he gains power from Nova, he gains hearts on many parts of his body, especially his glistening [[PowerGivesYouWings wings]]. Did we mention that he's a psychotic, [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon deceptively cute]] monster who manipulated Kirby into helping him gain said power?

[[folder:Dark Meta Knight]]

->First appearance: ''[[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror 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 seemingly serves Dark Mind. 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]].
* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:One of the secret bosses in ''Triple Deluxe'']].
* 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: After Dark Mind is gone, [[spoiler: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 last of the final bosses 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 "'''???'''"
* OrcusOnHisThrone: Always waits for the heroes to come to him. Granted, this may be because the one time he tried to fight Kirby outside of the Mirror World, he somehow ended up spawning ''three extra Kirbies''.
* {{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.]]

[[folder:Dark Mind]]

-> First appearance: ''[[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Kirby & The Amazing Mirror]]''

The BigBad and FinalBoss of ''Kirby & The Amazing Mirror''; was trying to conquer the Mirror World until Kirby defeated it.

Tropes associated with Dark Mind:
* BigBad: Of ''The 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 Zero, 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 Planet Popstar, 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.
* 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 Planet Popstar, 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 stage implies her influence is starting to spread past the region, even beyond Planet Popstar, 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.

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

-> First appearance: ''[[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad 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's WeaponOfChoice is a hammer.
* DubNameChange: Dorocche to Daroach, Spin to Spinni, Stron to Storo, and Chūrin to Squeakers.
%%* EthnicMagician: Daroach.
* EyepatchOfPower: Storo wears an eyepatch.
* FatBastard: Storo is very fat and evil.
* FloatingLimbs: Daroach has these, although curiously, the other Squeaks do not.
* FlyingSaucer: Doc, which turns into a fake Kracko in Level 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}}: 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.
* 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.
* TransformationOfThePossessed: [[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.

[[folder:Dark Nebula]]

-> First appearance: ''[[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad Kirby: Squeak Squad]]''

The GreaterScopeVillain 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:
* AmbiguousSituation: Exactly what connection it has with Dark Matter is unclear. Most people believe it to simply be a rogue Dark Matter being, but the 20th anniversery encyclopedia mentions it in the same breath as 0[[superscript:2]] (i.e. an unknown connection with Zero).
* DarkIsEvil: [[spoiler:At first as Dark Daroach and then just as itself]].
* DubNameChange: Named "Dark Zero" in Japan. Presumably the name change was to avoid confusion with the existing Zero. This is thought to be a rogue Dark Matter-related being, not the original Zero.
* DemonicPossession: It did this to Daroach and the Squeaks until Kirby freed them.
* ElementalShapeshifter: {{Downplayed}}. Dark Nebula's texture changes depending on which ability, but otherwise, it stays the same shape.
* FinalBoss: Though not as hard as the one right before it. [[spoiler:Well, technically they're the same person]].
* 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.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of ''Kirby: Squeak Squad''.
* 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: That got mixed up with several others.
* TransformationOfThePossessed: Does this to Daroach, turning him to Dark Daroach. More commonly shown is his dark blue fur, violet cape, and larger claws as shown in his promotional artwork.


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

The BigBad of ''Kirby's Epic Yarn'', 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.
* TheCameo: Is a keychain in ''Triple Deluxe''. What makes his notable is that he's one of only two 3-D characters who debuted before ''Triple Deluxe'' to get one, along with Magolor. As such, he was remade in 2-D.
* 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.
* DubNameChange: Amoebo Amore in Japan.
* EvilOverlooker: He does this in the box art for the game.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Epic Yarn''.
* 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.]]


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

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.

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.
* 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''.
* NoNonsenseNemesis : Can possibly be seen as the smartest 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.
* 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.
* FloatingLimbs: 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.
* TrueFinalBoss: Of ''Mass Attack'', with his Dragon Skullord acting as the regular FinalBoss.


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

An arachnoid mage who kidnaps King Dedede as part of his master's to take over all of Planet Popstar.

Tropes associated with Taranza:
* AffablyEvil: 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.]]
* 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 [[Franchise/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}}: He can fly through the air. Justified as he has no legs.
* FloatingLimbs: He has six of them as part of his spider motif.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Turns on Queen Sectonia after she tries to kill him.]]
* HornedHumanoid: He has two small horns on his head.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: He's really not that good at being a bad guy.
* MindControl: [[spoiler:Uses this on King Dedede, turning him into Masked Dedede.]]
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: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: Sports a wide grin that never leaves his face, not even when he becomes distraught after Kirby [[spoiler:takes down Masked Dedede or when he gets punted away by Sectonia]]. He just smiles through all of it... It's actually kind of creepy, to be honest.
* SpiderPeople: Has a distinct spider motif.
* SquishyWizard: A sorcerer with powerful BlackMagic, but goes down in one hit. [[spoiler:Which is probably why he's never fought in-game.]]
* SuddenlyVoiced: Downplayed. After spending most of the game as a SilentAntagonist, Taranza finally speaks during the Royal Road level. However, he only gets dialogue -- not actual voice acting or even VoiceGrunting.
* 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 [[YouHaveFailedMe was]] ''[[YouHaveFailedMe not]]'' [[YouHaveFailedMe amused]].]]

[[folder: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 mastermind behind Taranza.

Tropes associated with Queen Sectonia:
* AGodAmI: In the Japanese version, she declares herself the Goddess of Popstar upon her appearance. [[{{Bowdlerise}} The English version has her declaring herself the ruler of the heavens.]]
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia 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:Soul of Sectonia.]]
* 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.
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:Currently stuck in the form of a giant flower as revealed in ''Planet Robobot'']].
* BattleBoomerang: [[spoiler:One of Soul of Sectonia'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.
* BonusBoss: [[spoiler:The second secret boss of ''Planet Robobot'']].
* CallBack: Many of [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia's]] attacks are taken directly from [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse Drawcia Soul.]]
** Some are taken from [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Marx]], too.
* CloningBlues: In ''Planet Robobot'', [[spoiler:Star Dream tests Meta Knight with a copy of her]].
* 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''.
* DemonicPossession: Is said to have fed off of countless hosts and forgotten her true body.
* 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 obsession 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.
** Played more straight when fighting her clone, as she sometimes smashes the ground, which sends a fair-sized chunk of diamond sliding out to the sides which you have to jump over.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Downplayed in that she's given a backstory, but her motives for conquering Planet Popstar 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: [[spoiler:Sectonia, if you didn't try to kill Taranza, maybe he wouldn't have betrayed you.]]
* TheHyena: She seems to find her first battle with Kirby to be quite hilarious.
* ImpossibleHourglassFigure: Though as a wasp, this makes sense.
* InsectQueen: She seems to be the queen of the Sectra enemies in the Royal Road level. Or more specifically, all of Floralia.
* 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 [[InsectQueen 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.]]
* MixAndMatchCritters: ''Planet Robobot'' says her DNA contains traces of species spanning a thousand years. The writers previously stated that she uses magic to possess new hosts, and the wasp-like body was only her most recent body, but seeing as how she combines the wasp-like body with the Dreamstalk, it seems the wasp body is actually already a combination of creatures Sectonia has taken the body of.
* 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:Soul of Sectonia's rain of nectar attack, much like Drawcia Soul and Marx Soul 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.]]
* FloatingLimbs: Much like Taranza, she has these, though only two.
* Really700YearsOld: ''Planet Robobot'' suggests that she's about 1,000 years old.
* 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:Soul of Sectonia'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. She actually manages to abuse it more than her predecessors.
* TheManBehindTheMan: Or woman, in this case.
* ThisWasHerTrueForm: [[spoiler:When Meta Knight defeats her clone in ''Planet Robobot'', she briefly turns into a Taranza-like form before dissipating.]]
* TragicVillain: A formerly kind-hearted 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. According to WordOfGod, she used to look like her insectoid underlings ([[spoiler:more specifically like Taranza, based on her clone in ''Planet Robobot'']]), but she used magic to change her appearance to something much more beautiful.
* 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, Soul of Sectonia rips herself off the Dreamstalk, leaving her with nothing more than her head and wings.]]
* WickedHeartSymbol: Has, along with a heart emblem on her chest, tiny hearts adorning her sinister RequisiteRoyalRegalia. Fitting, considering how cruel and vain she is.
%%* 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/artist character who was formerly Elline's best friend, now she has sucked all color and life out of Dream Land. She can create various clay constructs to fight for her in battle.

Tropes associated with Claycia:
* BlindingBangs: [[spoiler:What initially appear to be her eyes are actually Dark Crafter's shades.]]
* DarkActionGirl: Very much so, [[spoiler:until she's released from Dark Crafter.]]
* EvilFormerFriend: Pretty much so, [[spoiler:because she was possessed by Dark Crafter]], hence why she betrayed Elline in the first place.
* 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.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The two huge hands on her scarf have eyes in the palms, though it's tough to notice.
* FloatingLimbs: Her hands don't appear to be attached to her body.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Most of her wardrobe is various shades of purple.
* WickedWitch: In a similar vein to the other art-based witches, Drawcia and Paintra... Though, not as wicked as one is led to believe[[spoiler:... she's under Dark Crafter's influence, after all]].
** She looks more like a sculptress as opposed to a witch, averting this Trope entirely.
* VillainTeleportation: Surprisingly, she doesn't utilize TeleportationSpam like other Kirby bosses, she mainly does it to start her background attacks.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has light blue hair.

[[folder: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.

Tropes associated with Dark Crafter:
* CoolShades: Possibly a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Nightmare]], its eyes act as this.
* 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.
* FloatingLimbs: Like with most Kirby characters.
* 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 rocket form.
* GigglingVillain: Whenever it hits Kirby, it makes a creepy, mocking giggle.
* LightIsNotGood: It's a living, rainbow-colored clod of clay, and very destructive. Although it was black beforehand.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: It's 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.
* PaperThinDisguise: Its figurine description suggests that its shades are a disguise. [[CaptainObvious It's... not very effective.]]
* PunnyName: Its name appears to be a pun relating to its Dark Matter inspirations.
* PurpleIsPowerful: Dark Crafter's "hands". ''Duh.''
* 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: Dark Crafter loses its colors as it takes damage.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: It's basically a rainbow-colored Dark Matter with hands.
* TechnicolorDeath: Appropriately enough, it flashes between its various stages of damage, goes up in colorful flames, and explodes in a flashy light.
* TheManBehindTheMan: It used possessed Claycia to drain the color out of Planet Popstar.
* 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.


-> First Appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''
--> Voiced by: Creator/MakikoOhmoto

The secretary to the President of the Haltmann Works Company, Susie oversees the occupation and mechanization of Planet Popstar. [[spoiler:She is actually the president's daughter, who got into an accident with the Mother Computer that sent her to Another Dimension. Years later, she joined the company to take control of Star Dream and use it for her own ends.]]

Tropes associated with Susie:
* AerithAndBob: One of the only Kirby characters to have a real name. Crazy, right?
* AffablyEvil: Even before she [[spoiler:joins forces with him to stop Star Dream]], she's really polite to Kirby.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: [[spoiler:Compared to other villains in the series, Susie really only wants to make a profit, not even take Planet Popstar's resources like Haltmann wanted.]]
* AmbiguousSituation:
** [[spoiler:Her 2.0 fight's bio states that she "went missing". It's not quite clear if she went missing in the literal or [[NeverSayDie the figurative sense]]. The Japanese version where she says she wanted to "wake him (Haltman) up" hints that it is the former however.]]
** [[spoiler:On a similar note, it's unclear whether the Susie we meet during the story is the exact same Susie who President Haltmann "lost" years ago and he simply doesn't realize the connection, or if [[ArtificialHuman she's a facsimile]] created by Haltmann's wish on Star Dream to see his daughter again. The [[ Miiverse "ask-a-thon"]] confirms that she is actually the same Susanna.]]
* AmbiguousRobot: It's never exactly specified if she's a robot, a cyborg or a full organism with metal clothing. [[spoiler:Considering that she is worried when Star Dream threatens all organic life and Haltmnn is her father, we can safely assume she is the latter.]]
* BadassBookworm: She utilizes clones and machines to stop Kirby. Also, unlike Taranza, she actually battles Kirby -- in their first encounter in Overload Ocean, no less.
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:An accidental example, she and Star Dream are the Kirby's biggest threats throughout the game.]]
* CallingTheOldManOut: [[spoiler:After Star Dream takes off, she mentions that she wanted to "teach the old man a lesson" or, in the Japanese version, "wake him up."]]
* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: To Taranza of the previous 3DS ''Kirby'' game. [[spoiler:Both characters are the AffablyEvil servants of their more powerful, more ruthless superiors who constantly harass Kirby throughout the game, even using brainwashed versions of Kirby's allies. There are quite a few differences between them, however. Taranza is the male servant of a female BigBad while Susie is the female servant of a male BigBad. Taranza is an organic being that specializes in magic while Susie is a robot girl who uses machinery. Taranza never confronts Kirby directly, while Susie faces off against Kirby in their first encounter. Taranza is loyal to Queen Sectonia until the end ("the end" being when she tried to dispose of him for failing her), while the worst thing President Haltmann does to Susie is rather coldly tell her to step down before he fights Kirby, yet ''she'' betrays ''him'' to gain control of Star Dream. Lastly, while Taranza pulls a genuine HeelFaceTurn and helps Kirby defeat Sectonia, Susie [[EnemyMine only helps Kirby stop Star Dream]] [[PragmaticVillainy out of pragmatism]] and still remains a villainous character]].
* CuteIsEvil: She might look like an adorable girl robot thing, but she happens to be the [[TheDragon secretary]] for the Haltmann Works Company. [[spoiler:She even tried to take control of Star Dream for her own purposes, which lead to the machine itself wanting to destroy all organic beings. After a brief EnemyMine with Kirby, she still remains a bad guy by the end of the game.]]
* TheDragon: She is the president's secretary and the most recurring nuisance Kirby has to deal with.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:When Star Dream decides to eradicate all life-forms, she decides to give Kirby a Robobot Armor to deal with it. Unlike Taranza, she averts doing a true HeelFaceTurn, so she's still firmly evil by the end]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: [[spoiler:Susie merely intended to steal Star Dream for profit. In no way did she intend for it to gain sentience and decide to destroy all organic life. Once she realizes her mistake, she decides to help Kirby destroy it.]]
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler:President Haltmann wanted to use Star Dream to bring back his missing daughter. Susie wanted it purely for money]].
* EvilGenius: She apparently knows enough about using the Mother Computer to make it [[spoiler:clone King Dedede and mechanize Mecha Knight]].
* EvilLaugh: Loves letting these out. She makes the first one after you beat her in her boss battle and she flies away, which obviously means [[WeWillMeetAgain she's not done with you]].
* EvilVersusOblivion: [[spoiler: No profit to be made in a universe where everyone is dead]].
* FloatingLimbs: What did you expect from an {{Expy}} of Taranza?
* GivenNameReveal: Her full name ([[spoiler:Susanna Patraya Haltmann]]) is only given during her 2.0 boss fight, [[spoiler:just like her father]].
* {{Greed}}: [[spoiler:Her primary motive for stealing Star Dream]].
* TheHeavy: [[spoiler:Despite being TheDragon to Haltmann, she is a far greater threat than him. [[TheStarscream She even made plans to overthrow him.]]]]
* HiddenDepths: According to WordOfGod, her hobbies are karaoke and piano.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Despite ''The Noble Haltmann'' being about the president, the melody is more associated with Susie. She even sings it on occasion.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Haltmann's missing daughter? It's Susie]].
* MiniMecha: She battles Kirby with her own Invader Armor/Business Suit.
* MissingMom: [[spoiler:We know President Haltmann is her father, but no allusion to her mother is made at all]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:She summons a Robobot Armor to help out Kirby after her betrayal allows Star Dream to absorb President Haltmann and attempt to eradicate all lifeforms. Susie's reaction after they've left? You guessed it.]]
* TheNicknamer: Tends to refer to Kirby as "Pinky".
* NoMouth: And yet she can still speak just fine.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: [[spoiler:Susie's reasoning for attempting to steal Star Dream: Many a company would pay through the nose for a wish-granting supercomputer]].
* PragmaticVillainy: [[spoiler:The reason she helps Kirby and Meta Knight defeat Star Dream. Can't really make a profit when all of existence is destroyed, now can you?]]
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:She betrays Haltmann to take control of Star Dream, although Star Dream has other plans]].
* ThisCannotBe: [[spoiler:She is shocked that Kirby somehow manages to defeat creations of the Mother Computer, believing it to be practically infallible]].
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Hers is ice cream, though one has to wonder how she can eat with NoMouth.
%%* UnwittingPawn
* VillainHasAPoint: "Just look at this planet. Clean air, fresh water...There is a wealth of natural resources to be found here. But all of you who live in this world take that wealth for granted." This could imply either that the citizens of Dream Land don't appreciate the environment as much as they should (which isn't surprising, given their "[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar lazy lifestyle]]"), or even worse, that there are people who are ''polluting'' it in some way.
* VillainsOutShopping: Susie is often encountered singing the company theme song ''The Noble Haltmann''. Also the top screen has [[ crayon drawings]] of Susie doing other non-evil things around the company.
* VillainRespect: When [[spoiler:Star Dream is activated and prepares to destroy ''everything'']] Susie believes that if anyone can defeat it, it's Kirby. She's also quite impressed by Meta Knight when he tried to stop the invasion solo [[spoiler:which is why he was considered the perfect candidate to be roboticised as Mecha Knight with plans to make him into a production line.]]
* WeWillMeetAgain: The ending shows [[spoiler:Susie flying away in her Business Suit, presumably plotting her next move]].
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: She has pink hair.

[[folder:President Haltmann]]

-> First Appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''
--> Voiced by: Creator/Mugihito

The President of the Haltmann Works Company, he intends to mechanize Planet Popstar while strip-mining it of its resources and Star Power. He was once a more reasonable and friendly man who was passionate about his work, but the loss of his daughter made him colder and more driven. In spite of all he's gained, he still does not have what he truly wants.

Tropes associated with Haltmann:
* AllThereInTheManual: [[spoiler:He has clear similarities with Susie and has attacks involving Susie, but it isn't until the Meta Knightmare boss bios that you begin learning about why these are significant]].
* AmnesiacResonance: [[spoiler:What little remained of his memories of Susie prompted him to appoint her his assistant.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: You'd expect that the portly CEO of a MegaCorp wouldn't be much of a fighter. Haltmann squashes that expectation as soon as [[spoiler:he enters his Executive Suit]].
* AwesomeMcCoolname: With a name like Max Profitt, this guy was pretty much destined to become a highly successful businessman.
* BadBoss: Coldly telling Susie to step down before his boss battle isn't too bad, but laughing as [[spoiler:his own robots get blasted by his lasers]] is quite unnerving. Then again, he may not care all that much for Susie either, considering that [[spoiler:in his 2.0 fight, the dollar bills he throws at you with Susie's face on them display an amount of $50,000, while his own dollar bills display $100,000. Essentially, he was saying Susie is worth less than him. No wonder she wanted to "teach the old man a lesson."]]
* BigBad: Of ''Planet Robobot'', being behind the mechanization of Planet Popstar. [[spoiler:He ends up getting betrayed by both his [[TheDragon secretary]] and his ship's mother computer]].
* BlingBlingBang: [[spoiler:His Executive Suit/Invader armor is said to be made of solid gold in the Dedede Clones' second 2.0 description.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: He makes all of these destructive machines, yet he never gets out of his CoolChair. [[spoiler:Considering his past, it could be {{Justified}}. He's also far from a slouch in combat, if Star Dream's [[IFightForTheStrongestSide administrator requirements]] are any indication - though he's still far from a match for Kirby.]]
* CoolChair: He has a gold flying chair which [[spoiler:even docks into his executive suit]].
* CoolShades: [[spoiler:His head antennae creates a pair of shades right before Kirby fights him]].
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: He mechanizes and harvests entire planets of their resources without regard for the inhabitants' welfare. [[spoiler:He was probably [[HonestCorporateExecutive more on the level]] before losing his daughter.]]
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: [[spoiler:In the most literal way possible. Haltmann is absorbed by Star Dream with only a sliver of his soul left to show for it. Even worse, by the time Kirby fights Star Dream Soul OS' final form, he's been deleted from it entirely]].
* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler:Is fused with his supercomputer and has his soul wiped from it for good measure]].
* DistaffCounterpart: To Susie, a trait best shown [[spoiler:in their boss fights, where they both fight with a mecha suit and use similar attacks.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Surprisingly, there's one point in the game that shows President Haltmann still has some shadow of a moral compass left. [[spoiler:In the ''Meta Knightmare Returns'' game mode, Star Dream mentions that Haltmann prohibited ever summoning [[WorldsBestWarrior Galacta]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Knight]], the risk of which that he could end up blowing up a nearby planet or two.]]
* EvilLaugh: Most of his attacks are preceded by a loud, hearty laugh.
* FatBastard: He's chubby, cold-hearted, and has been mechanizing Planet Popstar for his own gain. [[spoiler:However, he only became this when he lost his daughter]].
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's quite polite and cordial to Kirby when they finally meet, but all grace goes right out the window when Kirby defeats him.
* Fiction500: [[spoiler:He has a solid gold executive suit, gold plated robots and uses money to obscure the screen during his boss fight.]]
* FloatingLimbs: [[spoiler:Runs in the family, apparently]].
* FlunkyBoss: He will send robotic minions to assist him in battle.
* HiddenDepths:
** Maybe. [[spoiler:As we learn in ''Meta Knightmare Returns'', to become Star Dream's admin, you must supply your credentials to the strongest warriors of Dream Land. These warriors are Dark Matter, Queen Sectonia, and Galacta Knight. We know that Haltmann forbade Star Dream from summoning Galacta Knight, since he's clearly unstable enough to ''destroy a planet or two'', but no such mention is made of the other two warriors. Since Sectonia is said to be cloned from the flower left after her defeat in ''Kirby Triple Deluxe'', this could imply that President Haltmann, this cold and egotistical business owner, is apparently able to take down Dark Matter, the main villain of ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'', and has done so at least once before. Keep in mind that this is one of the darkest foes Kirby has ever faced, while there's no confirmation that Galacta Knight is evil, just...well, crazy]]. He also has an interest in astronomy.
* HumiliationConga: Put simply, the minute he meets Kirby is the minute everything goes to hell for him. First, Kirby royally hands him his butt. Then, [[spoiler:just as he's about to activate Star Dream, Susie yanks the control helmet from him and declares her intent to steal Star Dream for profit. Next, Star Dream gains sentience and assimilates him, intending to wipe out all organic life. Finally, in the True Arena, Haltmann's soul is permanently deleted.]] HowTheMightyHaveFallen indeed. [[spoiler:Factor in his backstory and it becomes a TraumaCongaLine.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Two of his attacks during his boss fight have him firing statues of Susie and throwing ''money'' at you (dollar bills with his [[spoiler:or in the 2.0 fight, Susie's]] face on them). The latter doesn't hurt you, but obscures your vision.
* ItsAllAboutMe: During the final area, the first stage shows many statues and pictures of himself.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In a series first, Haltmann is not merely just "defeated" but also ''wiped out of existence''. You can't get much more "Killed Off" than that]].
-->Pause desc.: [[spoiler:All of Haltmann's memories have been deleted from the OS. Even his soul—the last trace of Haltmann—has vanished]].
* KnightOfCerebus: Although not in the way you'd expect. [[spoiler:Haltmann's backstory is on par with Sectonia's in terms of unexpectedness, and easily the most tragic thing to come out of the series.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Prolonged usage of Star Dream seems to have slowly chipped away at his memories bit by bit. It got to a point where he forgot about even having a daughter in the first place once Susie rejoined the company.]]
* LaughingMad: Good '''GOD'''! The laugh he lets out during some of his attacks is ''insane''!
--> '''President Haltmann:''' ''"DAAAH!!! AAAAAH HA HA ha ha ha ha..."
* LonelyAtTheTop: [[spoiler:It's hard to enjoy being a rich, successful businessman when your daughter is missing and possibly dead]].
* MeaningfulName: His full name is Max Profitt Haltmann. Like any executive, his goal is indeed to maximize his profits.
* MindControlEyes: [[spoiler:Once Star Dream takes control of him, his eyes turn yellow]].
* MiniMecha: [[spoiler:His Executive Suit doubles as an Invader Armor]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:One of the pause descriptions has Haltmann expressing regret towards reactivating Star Dream and revealing why he reactivated it in the first place: [[TearJerker he wanted to see his daughter again.]]]]
* NonActionBigBad: [[spoiler:Despite being for turning Dream Land into a mechanic world, he's a lazy {{Jerkass}} who never leaves his CoolChair, gets beaten by Kirby in their first fight, and is betrayed by his own [[TheDragon dragon]] Susie]].
* PerpetualFrowner: In contrast with Susie being able to emote more with her eyes, he seems to always have AngryEyebrows, even when he's [[spoiler:applauding Susie's song number in the Exclusive Performance Video]].
* PlanetLooters: The way his company operates: They invade a planet, develop its economy and harvest its resources.
* RageQuit: Pretty much sums up his VillainousBreakdown. Kirby defeating him was such a blow to his ego that he decides to activate Star Dream and ''[[DisproportionateRetribution eradicate all of Popstar]]''.
* TheReveal: The Meta Knightmare Returns bios reveal that Haltmann is the way he is [[spoiler:because he lost his daughter in an accident. It is implied that he either used or intended to use Star Dream to bring her back. It is not clear if he realizes that Susie is his daughter.]]
** [[spoiler:According to [[ a Q&A session on Miiverse]], due to linking his mind with Star Dream to control it while Star Dream was in an incomplete state caused him to eventually lose almost all of his memories of Susie. What little spark remained was what caused him to promote her to his assistant, but for the most part he had no idea that he even had a daughter until right before his death.]]
* SlouchOfVillainy: He's always seen sitting on his chair, [[UpToEleven even in some of his pictures]].
* SmallNameBigEgo:
** He's not exactly a "small name", being a highly successful businessman, but his ego is still far bigger than his station actually warrants. As if the amount of pictures and statues there are of him in Access Ark weren't enough, [[spoiler:in the Exclusive Performance Video, as Susie sings praises of him, he just sways his head in rhythm of the beat with a look that practically says "Yeah, you know it"]].
** His company song, ''The Noble Haltmann'' [[spoiler:aka the aforementioned praises]], practically equates him to a deity. And its Japanese equivalent, ''Galaxy Famous Haltmann'', is [[UpToEleven even more]] [[ egotistical!]]
* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:Probably the saddest villain in the series]].
* VillainousBreakdown: Has a big one after Kirby defeats him, where the once cordial and polite CEO is reduced to a ranting, screaming mess. He then threatens to use Star Dream to eradicate all of Popstar.
-->'''Haltmann:''' You ungrateful native! You need to be taught your place! Savages! Savages! Savages! '''''Savages!''''' ''You're all wild'' '''''savages!''''' Your insolence must be ''punished!'' Watch me activate Star Dream, the most powerful machine in existence. And you filthy natives will be... '''''eradicated!'''''
* VillainSong: ''The Noble Haltmann'', the anthem of his company and the [[RecurringRiff main theme]] of the game. Notably, an extended karaoke version of it was released in Japan via Joysound's karaoke services.
* WalkingSpoiler: Not as bad as [[spoiler:Sectonia]] since he's mentioned beforehand, but many things about him including [[spoiler:his backstory, his motives, and his appearance]] are kept secret until the end of the game and the post game.
* {{Workaholic}}: [[spoiler:After losing his daughter in an accident, Haltmann dedicated his life to making sure his company is prosperous. It got so bad that he apparently didn't recognize her when she rejoined the company (Though that's partially due to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memory loss]].]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[spoiler:Unlike his daughter, who has pink hair, he appears to have a violet/purple colored hairdo.]]

[[folder:Star Dream]]

-> First Appearance: ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''

The Haltmann Works Company's mother computer. [[spoiler:After Kirby defeats President Haltmann, it gains sentience and vows to destroy all organic life in the universe. And as the central computer of a Nova, it has the power to do just that.]]

Tropes associated with Star Dream:
* AIIsACrapshoot: Started out as the HWC's mother computer overseeing the Access Ark's occupation of Popstar at Haltmann's whim. [[spoiler:After it assimilates President Haltmann, it becomes corrupted and what little sentience it develops is devoted to the destruction all life in the universe.]]
* AMillionIsAStatistic: [[spoiler:Not even counting its "eradicate all organic life" plan in the main story, Star Dream offhandedly mentions that summoning Galacta Knight may result in him going on to destroy ''a planet or two'', but is worth the risk to test the power of the "new admin" (Meta Knight). Even President Haltmann, the previous admin and BigBad, forbade it from doing this... but unfortunately, Meta Knight isn't President Haltmann.]]
* ApocalypseHow: [[spoiler:Given that Star Dream intended to eradicate all organic life in existence and is capable of [[RealityWarper reality warping]], it would've likely attempted a class X-5 had Kirby not stopped it.]]
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Star Dream was already huge by itself, being roughly the same size as the Halberd ([[YourSizeMayVary sometimes]]), but once it [[spoiler:merges with the Access Ark]], it becomes the largest boss in the series, being the size of a small ''planet''.
* BattleBoomerang: [[spoiler:Continuing the tradition of "Soul" bosses having one of these attacks, Star Dream Soul OS can launch out four jagged metal blades from its heart.]]
%%* BigBad
* BondCreatures: Even before [[spoiler:it assimilates Haltmann]], it mentions having observed the world through Haltmann's eyes for a long time, suggesting some level of symbiosis between Star Dream and its administrator.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: How it sees the world; its purpose is to ensure the HWC is profitable and prosperous. Organic life, from the HWC's point of view, is highly inefficient and disobedient, hence the UnwillingRoboticisation. [[spoiler:Once it gains sentience and freedom, it decides the best way to ensure its purpose is to destroy and replace all organic life with efficient robots.]]
* CallBack:
** [[spoiler:Star Dream's third form, a more advanced version of Nova, is a rather impressive one all the way back to ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]]. Many of Nova's mechanical parts seen in his character image below are utilized as attacks by Star Dream, its computer-like countdown is weaponized throughout the fight, and its death animation is near-identical to Nova's explosion at the end of ''Milky Way Wishes''. The True Arena version takes it up another notch by changing Star Dream's color scheme to match Nova's, and even adds a fourth phase to the battle that is an on-foot version of the Heart of Nova battle from ''Super Star''.]]
** [[spoiler:Several of its Soul Operating System heart form's attacks are lifted straight from the NOVA empowered Marx from ''Super Star'' such as the boomerangs and its split attacks.]]
** [[spoiler:Just like in ''Meta Knightmare Ultra'', this game's ''Meta Knightmare Returns'' mode ends with a Nova summoning Galacta Knight to test Meta Knight's skill.]]
* CatSmile: The third form possesses a cat smile similar to Nova. Additionally, it even growls like a cat when its phase begins and when its taken out.
* CombiningMecha: [[spoiler:After it gets defeated by the Halberd Mode Armor in its base form, it combines with the HWC's ship, the Access Ark, to one-up Kirby.]]
* DarkerAndEdgier: Even more so than Dark Matter. [[spoiler:Its entire plan is to [[OmnicidalManiac eradicate all organic life]], ''everywhere''.]]
* DetachmentCombat: [[spoiler:Like other "Soul" bosses, Star Dream Soul OS's heart can split itself into blue and magenta halves for an attack, in this case reuniting to generate explosive force.]]
* EvilCounterpart: Turns out to be one to [[spoiler:Nova]], insofar as either [[spoiler:clockwork star could be considered good or evil]].
* EvilIsBigger: Probably the biggest enemy Kirby had ever faced. Being the size of a ''planet''.
* EvilerThanThou: [[spoiler:Negates Susie's own EvilerThanThou before suffering one itself courtesy of Galacta Knight]].
* FinalBoss: Of ''Planet Robobot''.
%%* GreaterScopeVillain
* HeartSymbol: Hearts are a recurring motif in its design and attacks; it has a heart-shaped pattern of lights on its body, the portals it uses to summon large obstacles are heart-shaped and can generate heart-shaped barriers or projectiles. [[spoiler:And, of course, its nucleus is shaped like a heart.]]
* IFightForTheStrongestSide: [[spoiler:Part of becoming Star Dream's admin requires proving your power to it.]]
* ImportedAlienPhlebotinum: Haltmann claims to have found and restored Star Dream, [[spoiler:possibly suggesting that it was built by the same race that built Nova.]]
* KnightOfCerebus: Things gets ''real'' when it begins to become self-aware. And becomes one of the darkest in the series when it decides to [[spoiler:[[OmnicidalManiac eradicate all organic life]].]]
* LightIsNotGood: Just like Sectonia, Star Dream is not a nightmarish abomination, instead being an artificial AI with both an angelic and heart-based theme, but it proves to be one of the most dangerous and destructive enemies in the entire ''Kirby'' series.
* MagicFromTechnology: [[spoiler:Much like Nova, it can grant wishes and seemingly distort reality, but just how is never explained beyond it being a very powerful computer.]]
* MouthOfSauron: [[spoiler:Seemingly speaks through Haltmann during the story. Averted in Meta Knightmare Returns, where it talks directly.]]
* NoisyRobots: It often makes a loud digitized computing sound, especially during its more complex attack, [[spoiler:and add what sounds like a cat meowing during its third phase]].
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:Decides to eradicate all organic life in the universe to ensure the company's prosperity.]]
* TheOmnipotent: And Kirby ''still'' [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu takes it down]]. [[ThisIsGoingToSuck All while the Operating System is actually beginning to dread how powerful Kirby is by comparison.]]
* OneHitKill:
** [[spoiler:If you allow its Nova form to count down from 5 to 0 ("Go!"), it launches enough screen-filling "FATAL ERROR" signs to take off all of your HP.[[note]]Technically, it takes you down to 1 HP if you're at full health when it fires, but since it kills you otherwise, it doesn't count as HPToOne.[[/note]] They are avoidable using the [[SpinToDeflectStuff Barrel Roll]]... unless, of course, you missed the ''VideoGame/StarFox'' reference and don't realize you can actually do that. Quite a few new players don't.]]
** [[spoiler:For its Soul OS form, after its heart is beaten, it will try to take Kirby down with it with three lasers so deadly, they may as well count as this, considering they leave Kirby with one pixel of health left if his health is full - although this is if [[NintendoHard you can even get to this point with full health]].]] Doubles as TakingYouWithMe.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:And it's a freakin ''clockwork star'' (ala ''Nova'')]].
* RealityWarper: Even before it goes OneWingedAngel, it's capable of opening interdimensional portals on a whim. It crosses the threshold into PhysicalGod territory when it ''does'' go OneWingedAngel.
* RestrainingBolt: Haltmann requires a special helmet to control Star Dream when it's fully activated. [[spoiler:When Susie steals the helmet off of his head during the boot sequence, Haltmann quickly passes out from the strain and is later consumed body and soul by Star Dream.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Star Dream is actually the A.I. of a clockwork star much like Nova, and the Access Ark is its body]].
* SequentialBoss: [[spoiler:Not counting the changes in attacks, Star Dream has ''four separate phases'' (Star Dream, Star Dream and Access Ark, Star Dream OS, and Heart of Nova)]].
* SerialEscalation: President Haltmann wanted to mechanize Dream Land with no regards to the people living there. Susie wanted to sell Star Dream, [[spoiler:betraying President Haltmann in the process]]. But that's nothing compared to what Star Dream wants, which is to [[spoiler:''eradicate all of life itself'']]! Can also apply to the ''Kirby'' series as a whole, since most of their villains want to take over Dream Land, [[spoiler:not ''destroy'' it]].
* ShoutOut: [[spoiler:When it merges with the Access Ark, the fight with it resembles [[Franchise/StarFox Andross]]. It uses Andross' SignatureMove of inhaling and exhaling asteroids and can teleport like Andross' brain form in ''Star Fox 64''.]]
* ShowsDamage: Throughout its second form large parts of its front armor breaks apart when Kirby does enough damage to it. [[spoiler:Eventually revealing the face of NOVA.]]
* SwallowedWhole: [[spoiler:Inhales Kirby inside it via a vortex, during the True Arena boss rush]].
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:It took over Haltmann's mind and planned to exterminate all organics in the universe]].
* TheStoic: It is a computer, after all.
* TaughtByExperience: Its [[spoiler:Nova form shoots down the Halberd]] in the first battle, letting Kirby [[spoiler:use a [[ThisIsADrill Drill attack]] to destroy it. Star Dream Soul OS, however, remembers that, and instead of going for that approach, just eats Kirby, setting the stage up for the true final battle]].
* TrueFinalBoss: [[spoiler:Star Dream Soul OS serves as the final battle of the True Arena. Besides all three original phases of the fight being a lot tougher, it also adds a fourth phase which itself has two distinct sub-phases. Hope you've got a good fifteen minutes to spare.]]
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler:Once it gains sentience, it no longer serves Haltmann or Susie]].
* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:In ''Meta Knightmare Returns'', it never becomes corrupted by assimilating Haltmann, and remains a neutral presence. Justified because Meta Knight can't use the Robobot Armor. Instead, it helps Meta Knight fulfill his wish of becoming the greatest warrior in the galaxy...[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar AGAIN]].]].
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:During the final segment of the battle, when Kirby charges at Star Dream and prepares to drill into it, Star Dream panics and throws up barrier after heart-shaped barrier to slow him down, then attempts to shoot him down with lasers when he starts drilling. To drive it home further, the flavor text for the pause screen description is written in its point of view where it concedes that Kirby is far stronger than the Invader Armor and even itself... And also concedes that it's going to lose.]]
-->'''Star Dream:''' [[spoiler:[[OhCrap It energy signature far exceeds that of the Invader Armor, our combat mech]]. [[WorthyOpponent The infinite energy from this life-form is astounding]]. Calculating chance of survival... [[ThisIsGonnaSuck It doesn't look good.]]]]
* WalkingSpoiler: It's barely mentioned prior to Haltmann revealing it [[spoiler:and its true body may be one of the biggest twists in the ''Kirby'' series.]]
* WickedHeartSymbol: Unlike the final bosses of many other ''Kirby'' games, who are scary {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, Star Dream is a massive supercomputer with a big heart icon painted on it. [[spoiler:It also aims to destroy all organic life as it deems them inefficient and against order.]]
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: [[spoiler:Its Nova form does this before finally exploding when Kirby drills through it, much like the original Nova when Marx was launched into it]].


!Supporting Characters


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

The wish-granting mechanical celestial object in Milky Way Wishes, also known as "Galactic Nova" in the remake. 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 (or anyone who just happens to be around when he is summoned).
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:In ''Ultra'', he (mostly) pulls himself back together when Meta Knight activates the stars to make his wish.]]
* CatSmile: Seemingly its 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.
* CuteKitten: Well, your [[HumongousMecha gigantic mechanical cat god/genie comet/planet]] variety.
* MagicFromTechnology: A technological wish granter.
* MakeAWish: Its main function.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Only with parts of random artifacts instead of animal organs.
* PhysicalGod: It's very much a case of AwakenTheSleepingGiant here, [[GodzillaThreshold anyone getting their wish]] is sure [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor to have dire consequences]].
* ThereIsAnother: Magolor states that the ancients built clockwork stars that roam the cosmos, hinting that there are more Novas out there. [[spoiler:It turns out that the Haltmann Works Company's Access Ark and Star Dream are based on Nova's technology and design.]]
** This may have been hinted earlier in ''Super Star Ultra'' where the Pause Desc. for Marx Soul referred to Nova as ''a'' Nova as opposed to ''the'' Nova.
* UnexpectedShmupLevel: You get to ride a Starship made from the same star fountains that called it in order to destroy its Heart/Nucleus.

[[folder: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:
* 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. There are plenty of sword knights that are not part of the group, though.
* TheBusCameBack: They finally reappear in ''Planet Robobot'' as part of Meta Knight's strongest attack.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: They're basically all named after what they do or their weapon of choice.
* FlyingSaucer: Javelin Knight
* OutOfFocus: The original four were introduced in ''Kirby's Adventure'' (1993) alongside Meta Knight as his loyal henchman, with a notable role in ''Super Star'' (1996) but after that he continued to appear without them, even the Anime gave their positions to Sword and Blade Knight. They appear in their respective games's remakes before finally making new appearances in ''Mass Attack'' (2011) and ''Planet Robobot'' (2016).
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Meta Knight and his goons are conspicuously absent during the Dark Matter games, but Blade, Butch, and Masher fight pretty much the same in ''Kirby's Dream Land 2''
* 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.
* 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.

!!'''Captain Vul'''

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

Tropes associated with Captain Vul:
* TheDragon: To Meta Knight.
* EvilLaugh: When he expects Kirby to fail in his campaign against the Halberd.
* 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.
* TalkLikeAPirate: Downplayed, but he'll throw around terms like ''lubber'' and ''scallywag'' in the remake.
* 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.

Tropes associated with Axe and Mace Knight:
* DemotedToExtra: The duo had dialog as Meta Knight's sidekicks... now they're just two of the Meta-Knights.
* IronicFear: In the original ''Kirby Super Star'', Axe Knight mentioned he was afraid of heights even though he works in an airship.

!'''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.

Tropes associated with Sailor Dee:
* TheCameo: Makes an appearance in ''Kirby Mass Attack'' as part of Stratus Patrol EOS.
* TheGenericGuy: Compared to the rest of the knights.
* 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)".]]
* 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.