Fridge / Kirby

Fridge Brilliance
  • In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, you might wonder what the Dimension Mirror is doing in the final boss's room. It occurred to me later that Kirby and Meta Knight had to fly up into the sky to get to the mirror, which certainly put the mirror into Sectonia's domain and reach, and because Queen Sectonia is so vain, she has probably been using it as a personal looking glass. The mirror may not be why she's so evil, but it could be one explanation for how she became so monstrously vain.
  • Throughout most of the Kirby games, Kirby ends up doing things that ultimately wind up freeing or unleashing the Final Bosses. Usually, I just figured that this is because Kirby is too selfish to realize just what his actions do, but after thinking about it, I realized that in most cases, the character he defeats (usually Dedede) takes a morally gray option to avoid the boss, while Kirby has an extreme case of Black and White Morality. In addition, when a player reaches that point for the first time, he only knows about as much as Kirby himself does, and since Kirby sees what Dedede does as a bad thing, so does the player. And since the situation changes at times, Kirby's trusting nature and Genre Blindness prevents him from knowing what evil is hidden just out of sight.
    • Of course, in the end, Kirby's black-and-white views prevail as the harmful, untrustworthy, or otherwise grey methods to delay the return of the villain fail (with or without Kirby's help), and only the unambiguously good actions of Kirby defeating the monster save the day in the end.
  • Throughout the games, Kirby is known to live in a Sugar Bowl world, and the bosses he fights on a regular basis range from Sealed Evil In Cans to Eldritch Abominations. Why are Kirby bosses so nightmare-ish? Because Kirby lives in Dream Land! It makes sense that the bad guys would be the stuff of nightmares.
  • Why does King Dedede speak with a Southern accent in the English dub? Because he's a penguin! He's from the South Pole!
  • Yarn is another word for tale. Kirby's Epic Yarn = Kirby's Epic Tale.
    • This troper would like to think this one's a given. Nice play on words, though. :P
  • Meta Knight seemed like a strange choice for The Rival in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, given the Metroidvania style. I'd actually say that makes it make sense. In the Castlevania side of Metroidvania, a classic Action Hero usually works as The Rival of some sort, and Heroes Prefer Swords, so a sworded Anti-Hero makes sense as The Rival.
  • At the end of Revenge of the King in Kirby Super Star Ultra, just before you fight Masked Dedede, King Dedede says "Our grudge will be settled at last..." Note that, in every main series Kirby game to follow (not counting the one he wasn't in), he is Kirby's best friend (on a good day) or brainwashed enemy (on a bad one). When he said their grudge would be settled, he meant it.
  • Ever wonder what was up with all that blood in the final battle of Kirby's Dream Land 3? That might traumatize/scar children. But the game is filled with so many difficult memory games and other puzzling challenges, the children may either get to the final battle at a later age, so the blood might not traumatize them as much, or Rage Quit to avoid the blood entirely.
  • The commercial for Nightmare in Dreamland has somebody singing a parody of "Secret Agent Man" with animation fresh from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Turns out that somebody is Ted Lewis, the voice of King Dedede and Escargoon in that anime. Since Ted sounds a bit like his Dedede voice in this ad, it can only be heard as Dedede singing his own hero sucks song about Kirby! Further supporting this theory, notice how, in the brief shot of Dedede, he's not moving his lips, and we don't hear Ted at that bit.
  • Has anyone noticed how Kirby's power has been changing a little bit with each game? In the very first game, he didn't have any copy abilities, while he suddenly has a dozen or so in the next one. For the next few games, each ability is only able to do one thing, which is why he has similar ones like Fire/Burning, Ice/Freeze, Spark/Plasma and so on. Yet, as the games progressed, the redundant abilities are merged and then are further expanded. Then there's other abilities that have been changing overtime too; like Backdrop becoming Suplex, both of which are obtained from Bugzzy, then going on into Beetle. And then there's abilities affected by his environment like Water becoming Poison. On top of all that, Kirby seems to be learning how to copy complex abilities like Doctor and ESP. A sign of Kirby's growth, indeed!
  • I was wonder why Miracle Matter can only be hurt by its current element then I realized you hurt it with it's own attacks because it's shield that block all your normal attacks in permeable to what ever element it uses to attack you with. When in fire form its shields can be passed by fire so it can hit you with fire, but you send the fire right back it through the shield. The shield still block elements just not the one needed to attack with.
  • Several games where King Dedede, a penguin, was a major boss has him fought in cold environments. We have Rainbow Resort, Iceberg, and some parts of Dedede Resort, to name a few.

Fridge Horror
  • The Kirby series is probably the archetypal Sugar Bowl, a perpetually happy place filled with bright colours and cheerful characters where nothing bad ever happens, the stories merely Excuse Plots for purposes of fun. Except that no, it isn't. Pop Star is constantly assailed by undefeatable Eldritch Abominations that corrupt and kill and bring the world to the brink of destruction. The closest thing to an authority figure is a bumbling Authority in Name Only that can barely succeed even in the few times he manages to be competent. The Only Sane Man is a Blood Knight concerned only with combat. And Kirby himself, the protagonist and supposed hero, eats people. Hundreds upon hundreds of people. He is a horrific scale Big Eater on par with the Tyranids, consuming indiscriminately all in his path, and there is nothing anyone can do to stop him.
    • Keep in mind that most of these "enemies" are completely innocent. Most of them just sit there until Kirby either devours them or destroys their souls.
      • Also keep in mind he doesn't actually kill them, as you can later spit them out in Super Star.
    • Kirby eats enemies to gain their powers. Ritual cannibalism is carried out for the same purpose.
  • You know, if Kirby hadn't been around in Episode 39 where Boukyakku made everyone forget who Escargon is, Escargon might have headed to the ocean for a different reason...
  • In Kirby 64, the True Final Boss, oddly, has a band aid on his head which you have to hit to expose his weak point. It's the reincarnation of Zero from the previous game, so you'd first think that it's a simple call back... then you remember the whole thing where his iris ripped out of his main body...
  • The creation of most beings in Dreamland is through one's heroic heart which is aptly shaped like a star, so what happens when you spit them back out? You are spitting the heart of your enemies or objects.
  • Kirby's Adventure involves a Nightmare trying to come through the fountain of dreams to hurt the denizens of dream land. King Dedede removes and destroys the fountain's power source, which keeps the Nightmare on the other side but prevents anyone in Dream Land from dreaming. Kirby fixes the star rod, defeats the Nightmare and restores the ability to dream, so all is good, right? Well, in Kirby Super Star it is shown that most of the planets in Pop Star's solar system have similar fountains. Another Nightmare could easily come through any of them and Kirby alone can't defend them all. Furthermore, the backlash from one Nightmare's defeat was strong enough to blow up 1/4th of Pop Star's moon. At any point, another Nightmare could creep out of any number of places in the cosmos and cause a disaster.
  • In Kirby's Dreamland 2, Dark Matter comes to Pop Star and makes mischief in Dream Land. Kirby gets a special weapon and defeats it, problem solved? Kirby's Dreamland 3 sees Dark Matter come back and engulf the entire planet of Pop Star. Kirby manages to defeat it with another special weapon, though, and even destroys its core, Zero. Yet in Kirby 64, Dark Matter successfully conquers another planet and would have been in position to take over many more had Kirby not gotten involved by coincidence. Turns out the controller, Zero, had somehow revived, but Kirby finding another weapon to put back down solved everything, right? No, Dark Matter engulfing two planets as well as forming another one out of its own mass is just a drop in the bucket. At the time of this typing, roughly 80% of the matter in the universe is estimated to be Dark Matter, and with the exception of Gooey, the entire bulk of it seems to be hostile or commanded by a hostile intelligence which has come back from the dead once already in the Kirby series. The worst is yet to come, assuming Dark Matter is not already causing misery far beyond Kirby's area of operation. The fact that Dark Nebula from Squeak Squad was later revealed to be part of Dark Matter shows this plot point has not been forgotten either.
  • In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, there are two planets out of the six or seven depending on whether or not you gathered all the titular Crystal Shards that have a post-apocalyptic theme to them...
    • The first is Level 2, Rock Star, which is nothing more than huddled masses of rock, only kept together by the planet's overall gravity. Looking at its Japanese name, "Horobita Star," or "Perished Star," will give some implications that the planet was destroyed by something. Then Kirby finds an ancient spaceship that was embedded within Rock Star....
    • The second is Level 5, Shiver Star. It looks more like a real planet than the other 6 planets and upon further examination, one can see that it has the outline of Earth's continents visible on it's surface. Suggesting that it's a post-apocalyptic Earth. The entire planet is frozen over and at one point Kirby explores an underground factory filled with monsters floating in glass tanks.
  • In Kirby Super Star and Super Star Ultra, after successfully manipulating you into summoning Galactic Nova for him Marx literally leaves you to die alone in freezing space. In a kid's game.