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VideoGame/{{Kirby}} has had his self-titled series' own fair share of characters, and several of the minor characters happen to have been unexpectedly popular with fans, as shown on this page.

!! Characters introduced in the games:

* Meta Knight has been in absolute command of the fandom's attention from his debut, not only as both Dedede's DragonWithAnAgenda and TheCaptain of the Meta-Knights [[spoiler: but also as the only other known member of (maybe) Kirby's species for over a dozen years, until ''Super Star Ultra'' introduced Galacta Knight]]. Following his debut, he immediately became an AscendedExtra and the BigBad of one of ''Super Star'''s mini-games, and then a series of major plot roles and occasionally playable appearances (starting with ''Nightmare in Dream Land''), both in his home series and in ''Super Smash Bros.'' He's absent from ''VideoGame/KirbyTripleDeluxe'' ([[spoiler: though Dark Meta Knight returns as the final boss of Dededetour]]) and ''VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse'' (but he appears as a figurine and a terrible drawing in cameos), but finally returns in full glory for ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot''.

* Rick, Kine, and Coo, are beloved by the fanbase, enough that in spite of only being part of the gameplay in their debut game and [[VideoGame/KirbysDreamLand3 its sequel]], they make cameos throughout the series. They even got to appear in [[Anime/KirbyOfTheStars the anime]] even though they were not created by series creator Creator/MasahiroSakurai.

* Bandana Dee, [[AscendedExtra who went from]] one-shot opponent in a minigame, to the confirmed identity of the Waddle Dee boss in the remake (with speaking parts!), to a playable character in ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'', is gaining in popularity lately. Some {{Fanon}} even holds that he's the same Waddle Dee who partnered with Kirby in ''Kirby 64,'' just without his IconicItem.
** His FlavorText in ''Return to Dream Land'' seems to [[FandomNod notice this]] by starting off with "Hey, it's everyone's idol!"
** In the time between ''Return to Dream Land'' and ''Team Kirby Clash Deluxe'' he made more appearances than both Meta Knight and King Dedede, both of which series staples who debuted in the first two games of the franchise.
** He's become a very popular request for ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'', and given how important he is nowadays, it's easy to see why some people thought he might have been a candidate to be put in.
* [[GiantFlyer Dyna Blade]], from the minigame of the same name, has a pretty robust fanbase, no doubt due to being a giant rainbow-colored armor-clad bird who moves at sonic speeds and puts up a mean fight as well as [[MonsterIsAMommy simply trying to feed her new family]]. She helps Kirby board the Halberd in the "Revenge of Meta Knight" minigame, and she's had her own mission in ''Kirby's Air Ride'', a trophy and sticker and Ridley borrowing her signature attack in ''Super Smash Bros Brawl'', and two major appearances in the Kirby anime.
* Marx is one for appearing as the FinalBoss in what is generally regarded as one of the best games in the series by the fans, [[MagnificentBastard playing Kirby like a fiddle up until the climax]], and being one of the series' earlier examples of a SurpriseCreepy despite (or ''because'') of being an AxCrazy WaddlingHead MagicalClown.

* Nago, Chuchu, Pitch, and Gooey, the animal friends from ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', are also quite popular for similar reasons as Rick, Kine, and Coo.
** Pitch grew on fans for having some of the best copy ability variants in the game
** Chuchu gained some extra leverage for the amount of ShipTease she had with Kirby.
** Gooey has his own group of fans for his quirky design, characterization, and unique backstory (he's a specimen of [[EldritchAbomination Dark Matter]] who took a HeelFaceTurn and befriended Kirby).

* ''Kirby 64'' is a Darkhorse game for the series. Aside from starring the aforementioned characters, it's a great aversion of PolygonCeiling, opting for a 2.5D presentation that keeps the gameplay unchanged, while providing some of the best animations and background art for the console. It possesses a fair amount of challenge while not being unfairly hard, and the popular mechanic of combining powers hasn't been seen since. Nowadays any game featuring character cameos or remixed music from the game is typically met with enthusiasm by fans.
* The one-shot characters from this game have a ton of fanart for them.
** Ribbon's popularity is probably due to her ImpliedLoveInterest status with Kirby.
** Adeleine became a recurring character in the webcomic ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily''.
** 0[[superscript:2]] may mainly have been popular due to being surprisingly symbolic for a ''Kirby'' game (he has an angelic appearance and [[BloodyMurder cries blood to attack]]) and due to his [[AwesomeMusic/{{Kirby}} awesome battle music]]. 0[[superscript:2]] even got a remix of his theme music in ''Brawl''.

* Galacta Knight, who, despite merely being a BonusBoss for the VideoGameRemake, gained huge popularity with the fandom, particularly in the area of [[WildMassGuessing speculation]] regarding his relation to Meta Knight and Kirby. Having a heavy metal battle theme doesn't hurt, either.
** Apparently, the higher-ups were savvy enough to pick up on this, as [[spoiler:Galacta Knight returns as a BonusBoss in The True Arena of ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'' and later as the FinalBoss of Meta Knightmare Returns in ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'']].

* Much like [[spoiler:Marx, Magolor plays Kirby like his pawn for the entire game]], has several awesome theme songs, and ends up actually learning and using Kirby's own Super Abilities against him. He ended up becoming so popular that Creator/HALLaboratory brought him BackFromTheDead, complete with a HeelFaceTurn.

* Taranza's backstory ([[spoiler:being devoted to Queen Sectonia, and unknowingly giving her a gift that would later corrupt her]]) as well as [[spoiler:his choice to become good at the end]] made him TheWoobie to many in the fandom.

* Susie from ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' earned some love for her backstory, AffablyEvil nature and [[spoiler: being the first villain in the series to help Kirby but not turn good as a result]].
* President Haltmann himself may qualify, if his prominent role within Music/{{SiIvagunner}}'s videos is any indication.

%% * Many of the enemies may qualify.
%% ** Waddle Doo and Knuckle Joe might both owe this to [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa the anime]].
%% ** Despite not appearing as often as Blade Knight, Sword Knight has a large fanbase.

!! Characters exclusive to ''Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa'':

* A lot of fans have noticed that certain characters from the anime have made cameos in ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'', and fans of said anime naturally squeal with joy upon seeing them again. These characters include Escargoon, Customer Service, Chef Shiitake, and Max Flexer.
* For such an underused character, Sirica, the daughter of the legendary Galaxy Soldier Garlude who appeared in Episode 60, happens to be insanely popular with fans of the anime. She earned her love for being a badass ActionGirl with a transforming weapon, and for being able to put up a decent fight as a contrast from main character Tiff (who often ends up being a damsel in distress). She was even popular enough so that she herself even reappeared alongside Knuckle Joe, Sir Arthur and his three knights in the five-part series finale.
* The Flame Demon Beast Wolfwrath was also met with lovely reception for being a badass, fire-breathing wolf monster and for having a part in Sword Knight and Blade Knight's pledging of allegiance to Meta Knight for saving them from it. It's become the first Demon Beast to actually injure Meta Knight (in this case, paralyze him by embedding one of its own fangs into his forehead), and it even helps that it looks delightfully terrifying in appearance. Some of its fanart would depict it as either scarier or cuter, even to the point where some fans draw a baby Wolfwrath puppy.
* All the Star Warriors and Galaxy Soldiers, including but not limited to the aforementioned Garlude (Sirica's mother), Knuckle Joe's father, and even the traitorous Yamikage, have also been met with lovely reception. Especially Garlude and Knuckle Joe's father, the latter of who was even given the fan name of "Jecra".
* Devil Kirby has become this to a lesser extent. He's basically what Kirby himself would be like if he was a bad guy, which happens to have instantly made him a fan-favorite. Memes have also been spawned revolving around Devil Kirby.