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Kirby is The ThingSeriously, he travels from planet to planet, assuming the traits of any creature he eats. It was only a matter of time before he got to earth.
Kirby is a Bizarro Eldritch AbominationMeaning he's a Neutral Good Lovecraftian monster. Kirby is all-consuming, omnipotent (doesn't Kirby always beat the boss that had defeated entire worlds?), but omni-benevolent. Kirby appeals to our aesthetic sense in an innocent way. What does that sound like? Let's face it, Kirby is the good twin to Hastur.
That cute pink puffball you think you see? That's your mind doing you a favor.If you beheld Kirby's true form, you would spend the rest of your life in a state of catatonic euphoria.◊
Kirby is a rejected form of Majin Buu.Both are pink and copy powers through eating.
Kirby is a Digimon.In Kirby's Dream Land 3, some levels have Kirby look-alikes called Batamon; we'll assume that's the name for Kirby's species. Now note that all Digimon have a name with the suffix "-mon". Kirby's enemy-eating ability, then, is an offshoot of the standard Digimon ability to grow stronger by absorbing the data of defeated opponents combined with the ability to change modes easily.
Kirby is the light-powered counterpart of Dark Matter/Zero in pocket formatDark Matter symbolizes everything evil, planned, and unhappy. Kirby was created from happiness, love, peace, and cuteness. You could see him as light incarnate, while Dark Matter is darkness incarnate. Although Kirby is just a child and too cute for words, he is a good fighter and even has super powers; this is meant to show that The Force of pure Goodness is beautiful and strong at the same time. Also, isn't it funny how he's always there when Dark Matter is doing something evil? Example: When Ripple Star was invaded, Ribbon coincidentally bumped into Kirby for no obvious reason. She could have landed on Rock star and ended up wandering the desert on her search for the shards forever; then Kirby would never have met her and would have kept the crystal shard, thinking it would have made a nice souvenir. But for some reason, Ribbon did meet him, the only one who can stop Dark Matter, and that happened though she came from another planet! Destiny intends for Kirby to balance out every single imbalance Dark Matter causes. He will always be there whenever evil is involved, whether he wants to or not.
Kirby is Lavos.After years of eating, the horrific black hole in his stomach becomes an all-consuming force, corrupting Kirby's body and soul beyond recognition. After destroying and consuming Pop Star, he drifts through space consuming whatever he can find before landing on earth; this leaves Crono and friends to deal with him before he wakes up and eats everything.
Kirby is an evil SOB.Think about it. He kills and eats the souls of innocent civilians if they happen to get in his way and commits genocidal rampages all the time just for some cake or something.
Kirby is immune to Metroids.Proven in Kirby's Dream Land 3, where Samus Aran herself cameos near the end of the particular stage.
Kirby was created by the ChozoThough improbable by out-of-universe means, it makes quite a lot sense in-universe.
All of Kirby's species are about as strong as him, and can copy abilities too.The catch being that they are so unbelievably lazy that Kirby is a downright athlete in comparison. Sure, they're all capable of taking down that Eldritch Abomination, but It's Up to You.
The origin of Kirby and Meta Knight.Kirby and Meta Knight come from a race sworn to protect the universe from that which should not be. Dark Matter was a recurring adversary of their race, but time and time again, it would be vanquished by the species' greatest warrior: Galacta Knight. Meta Knight, who was still a training soldier at the time, looked up to Galacta Knight and wanted to become a great swordsman just like him. As children, members of this species have the ability to absorb powers from foes. However, while training to become a soldier of the universe, they must settle on one power, or alternatively a combination of two. They start out with the skill's simple abilities, but they can advance their techniques above what the copy ability can provide for that power. So Meta Knight chose the sword ability mixed with the flight ability to be more like Galacta Knight. He advanced his moves to include some of his unique skills seen in the series. But then the unthinkable happened: Galacta Knight turned against his species and began to slaughter his own people. Meta Knight's training academy was attacked by the warrior, and everyone there was killed except Meta Knight, who hid. Feeling shame that he showed cowardice when he should have fought alongside his friends, he decided to wear a mask that would hide the face of a coward. He became increasingly cold and serious afterward, and even more dedicated to fighting. The elders of the world knew Galacta Knight was too powerful to be defeated, and had to seal him in another dimension. But their world was ravaged and uninhabitable, so they went their separate ways throughout the universe. However, an orphaned baby named Kirby was left there, until a falling star literally fell right next to him. He climbed onto it, not knowing what it was since he was still a baby, and it carried him though space until they landed on a planet called Popstar - specifically, in the nation of Dreamland. He spent a year or two there living in the forest, befriending some of the animals. This is around the beginning of the series, and Kirby is still a small child, not able to speak. Kirby had witnessed the king of Dreamland, King Dedede, being cruel to the people of the land, and Kirby became a hero by stopping him from stealing all of the food in the kingdom. Kirby was praised by the land's people, and stories of him even reached out of Dreamland, and were heard by Meta Knight, now traveling through space in his ship, the Halberd, and continuing the spread of his species' training by finding lost souls and teaching them. These students of his were the Meta Knights. Meta Knight traveled to Dreamland, hoping to teach Kirby the ways of their people, which is why he's often seen testing Kirby's strength.
Kirby is/was a starThe first title game is Kirby of The Stars (Hoshi no Kaabi in Japanese). His stomach is literally black hole (a galaxy with some stars inside, from Squeak Squad). Black holes adding the sucked masses into themselves just like kirby adding the power of the enemies into himself. In Mass Attack, Kirby's heart is a star. His ride is called warpstar, and he live in Popstar, a star-shaped planet. He's either an incarnation of a star, or a dead star (black hole), or maybe a personification of a star itself.
Kirby is Gluttony, having been reborn into the Popstar Universe.Both Kirby and Gluttony can eat far more than should be possible, are minor-level Lovecraftian monstrosities and naive, happy and relatively innocent individuals. After Pride ate him, Gluttony realized the error of his ways, and decided to be friends with other people. The reason why Gluttony is in another universe comes from being a failed Gate-a fluke led to it working for once, and Gluttony immediately chose the universe with the most food. Kirby still retains his eternal hunger that Father gave him, hence why he keeps eating people. Gaining powers from eating people was a result of inheriting some of Pride's power.
Meta Knight, Kirby, and Galactic Knight are the same species, and they represent the stages of life for this species.This species, which I will call The Void for shorthand purposes. (Kirby is his / her /its name, not species). Each one of these are different stages in its life time. Kirby is a young child, his powers are unpredictable. While The Void grow up, they start to get comfortable with a form and master it, or become a jack-of-all-trades and keep their improvised ability. Meta Knight represents Teenage / Young Adult who decides to take up the sword form. He is stronger than Kirby's Sword form. As The Void get older, their skills naturally improve. Galactic Knight represents being an older adult. Considerably stronger than Meta-Knight. When The Void choose a form, they can lend their skills to an improvising Void. As seen in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, Kirby may be just be hitting puberty because he can borrow Meta Knight's skills.
Kirby's species can only copy powers at a young ageAs they age, they eventually settle down onto a single powerset based on common usage and personality, like daemons in His Dark Materials. Meta-Knight, for example, settled on the Sword power. Presumably, the advantage to settling like that is that you can keep the powers even after being hit very hard and such. Kirby can still copy because he's still a baby.
Kirby's species name is "poyo".In the anime, he's using Pokémon Speak. This explains why Meta Knight is able to understand his babbling.
Kirby's species is somehow related to Potemayo and Guchuko's
Found out Kirby's species at last!
All the Kirby and Meta Knight species can do naturally is inhale.And instead have to train themselves in mastering a certain ability. Metaknight obviously chose Sword, while Kirby learned Copy somewhere between Dreamland and Adventure, and improved on it in Superstar. This explains why Kirby can't use the Sword ability as effectively as Meta Knight, even when he copies it. This may apply to other species, having the pathetic Waddle Dees and Waddle Doos carrying parasols, even if the latter can use Beam naturally. Also, when copying Copy itself, you gain an improved Copy.
Kirby's digestive system ends at his stomach.Everything he eats is converted into pure energy. This is why he always dances after every level. This is also the reason that a lollipop makes him so hyperactive. Eldritch Abominations (and thus godly), and they all were defeated by Kirby, then Kirby was slaying beings worse then the Greek Pantheon before Kratos got doublecrossed. If Kirby killed forces of pure cosmic evil, gains abilities by absorbing matter, and uses stars as weapons, then that means he is the manifestation of the power of the Universe in pure, sentient form. Talk about Alternate Series Interpretation.
Kirby is the lost child of an evil race of aliens.To correspond to some of the "Kirby is evil" theories above. The evil aliens somehow lost Kirby on their travels through the depth of spaces, and he was raised by some Dreamlanders to be nice and cuddly. It will get interesting if his real parents ever show up and try to get him back on their side...
Kirby is the child of Dedede.They share more or less the same abilities, and Dedede is unusually affectionate and defensive towards Kirby at times. Perhaps Kirbies are some larval form of whatever Dedede is?
Kirby is set in a universe where penguins have larval formsIf the above WMG is true, and given that Dedede is a penguin, then Kirby and other Batamon must be the larval form of the Kirby-verse's penguins.
Kirby is the same species as Pacman
All pink kirbies are special.And with 'kirbies', I'm referring to the species in general. There is something going on with Kirby and Meta Knight's species similar to the purple dragons in Spyro the Dragon; however, instead of purple, the favored color is pink in this case. Pink puffballs are extremely uncommon and unlikely to come about, but when they DO pop up, they're the stuff of legends. This explains why of all the available colors for Kirby in multiplayer games, the pink one is always the hero, and how there's no other pink recurring characters except for Galacta Knight, who is also an example; his powers were so great he eventually had to be locked away by NOVA.
All adult members of kirby species are required to use the mask.Tying up all other WMG on this page. Kirby species can only use copy power when they are young. Anything they eat are converted into pure energy and several certain foods (i.e. enemies) are converted into fighting abilities. That's it, until Kirby gets hit and loses the power or Kirby throw away that power as a star. So, Kirby's digestion system ends in his stomach. It stands that the reason he eats a lot is to ensure his body is safe if he gets hit (he is just going to lose an ability instead of dying, plus the ability helps him fighting). It's the same as Sonic is keeping the rings... As Kirby gets older, though, he can only keep a certain fighting ability. By this stage, even when he's hit, he's not going to lose any power, as it is permanent. Thus, there's no reason for him to suck enemies at all as he can't absorb their powers. Fridge Horror settled that because he can't lose any power over being hit, it probably also means that anything Kirby eats is now fully absorbed without a way to return. Older members of Kirby's species (speculated to be Meta Knight and Galactic Knight) are using masks, not only to protect their bodies, but also to stop themselves from eating anything they may came across and destroying everything. They are probably not required to eat, anyway.
Kirby is a Deviljho.The Deviljho needs to eat constantly due to its extremely high body heat and metabolism (explaining his huge appetite) and is powerful enough to hunt nearby species to extinction. It enters a rage state if it goes too long without food, hence why Kirby went on a rampage just to get his cake in Squeak Squad. Need I say more?
Meta Knight theories
Meta Knight is a mutant KirbyMeta Knight was originally pink and fluffy with a copy ability just like Kirby. During a showdown with Dark Matter, he was trapped in a blob of the stuff for an extended period of time, tinting his skin blue and stripping him of his copy ability. He wears a mask because he's ashamed of being dark blue. This theory was first put forward by Brawl in the Family in the Cocoon Academy arc.
Meta Knight is Kirby's father
Meta OriginIn an alternate timeline, the Star Rod was broken during the fight with Nightmare, in such a way as to not produce easily reassembled pieces as before. In a last ditch effort to save Dreamland, Kirby used all of his strength to inhale Nightmare, and collapsed from the effort. He awoke, the world apparently saved, as if Nightmare had never been released from the Fountain of Dreams. Kirby was slightly groggy, but snapped awake when he heard his own voice. The effort of sucking in Nightmare had made his voice much deeper. He tried inhaling enough air to fly, but found that it caused him too much pain to suck in enough to even kill a Waddle Dee. Flight wasn't much of a problem. Nightmare Kirby's cloak could form wings. But exhalation was his primary method of attack. He couldn't use his Copy Abilities again without freeing Nightmare. Feeling that the Star Rod was permanently lost, he used what was left of it to forge himself a sword, and a mask for which he could cover his shame. He knew that if he ever showed his face again, he would be blamed for having destroyed the Star Rod. But then he noticed what seemed to be himself from just a few hours ago. Possibly having been driven insane from what had happened to him, Kirby decided that this impostor had to be dealt with. He conjured minions using his new powers, and sent them to fight with his doppleganger. He would encounter his doppleganger many times while he learned how to use his sword. By the time he encountered his doppleganger for the last time, he was a Master Swordsman, and such a master in fact, that he felt it would be dishonorable to fight even this despicable clone unless the clone were given a sword to fight with. It was after he was defeated and had his identity (sort of) revealed, that he realized the truth. The battle with Nightmare had caused him to travel back in time, and he had inadvertently become the monster that pestered him throughout his Adventure.
Meta Knight has the same powers as KirbyThe mask? That's just one of those hats you get with a copy ability. Many copy abilities give you physical weapons, so it's not impossible that Meta Knight could have got his sword (or maybe even his cloakwings) through consuming something with them. Meta Knight is never seen without that power because he can't find any better ones. His sword was the most powerful copy ability in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, after all.
Dream Land is Pop Star's equivalent of a war-torn third-world countryJust think about it. You've got an illegitimate monarchy ruled by King Dedede. Kirby is a biological weapon running rampant, killing people for their food or eating them whole. Meta-Knight's formed his own cadre of questionably-noble military separatists and has a flying warship capable of subjugating entire provinces by itself. The very trees and animals are sapient and hostile to all other forms of life. There's at least a half-dozen instances where nightmarish monsters and space aliens have invaded. Civilians are forced to defend their homes with whatever they have available: swords, mallets, magic wands, improvised explosives, yo-yos, umbrellas... It's a sugar-frosted warzone. The rest of the planet must think Dream Land is like Mordor.
The Squeaks were suicidal.
In Squeak Squad, it's not because of the cake.But because it is stolen. Kirby had experienced food being stolen before, thus he jumped to the conclusion that Dedede did it, and probably there is more food being stolen, too. Kirby is not much of a hero; he is only doing things that involved him, like a selfish kid. In the first game, it's also food involved, but who knows if he originally just wanted to retrieve his own and ended up returning all the food? Then in the second game, he's probably only bothering to retrieve all the Star Rod pieces because he can't have a nice sleep. That's why he refused to listen to Dedede, he's cranky and sleepy. In the Dreamland series, it's simply because Dark Matter is evil and threatening Popstar, thus bothering him. In Mass Attack, Canvas Curse, and Epic Yarn, the villains themselves decide to screw with Kirby, thus causing him to go after them. So in short Kirby is not much of a hero, as he is simply after those villains because they annoy him. It's not necessary to be a cake; had it been anything else stolen from him, he'd react the same.
Dedede wants to get everyone in shape.In Kirby's Dream Land, he's putting the residents of Dream Land on a diet. He almost always fights Kirby in a boxing ring. In games with the Hammer ability, he tries to get Kirby to use it. In the upcoming/canceled Kirby Wii, he takes away Kirby's Warp Star to get him to walk around more.
Meta Knight attempted to conquer Dream Land because there was a massive famine at the time.In the beginning of Meta Knight's Revenge, MK briefly states his intention to change Dream Land's wasteful, lazy lifestyle. Poor administration and lack of work ethic finally took their toll on the fields, which were too degraded to bear crops anymore. The innocent citizens were starving, while the aristocrats were living comfortably on what they scraped away from everyone else. All the enemies fighting Kirby were part of the coups, on their way to the palace to join the main siege. Meta Knight was attempting to take over so he could prevent the death of thousands. His initial plan failed, so he went to a backup plan of working for the administration, funneling the ill-taxed food to the needing public behind the scenes, which is why he followed the orders of Dedede for a brief period of time.
Dream Land is Hell, and the characters in it are the 7 deadly sins.
Popstar is a chaos world from Warhammer 40,000Kirby is a greater daemon and champion of Slaanesh, decadent and self-indulgent yet protecting Popstar against all outside threats. Meta-Knight is a greater daemon of Khorne, a war-hungry conqueror. Marx is Tzeentch's servant, a power-hungry schemer. Dark Matter, an infectious being who fights by amongst other things bleeding on the enemy, is of course Nurgle's attempt at taking over the system of Popstar.
Kirby's Adventure is a training mission set up by Meta Knight.Many times, in the game and the show, Kirby is implied to be Meta Knight's apprentice. So, that leaves the possibility that Meta Knight set up the entire game without Kirby knowing. However, he didn't expect Nightmare to show up; when that happened, the "training mission" turned into a life-or-death situation.
Meta Knight only attacked Dreamland to save its inhabitants.During the Revenge of Meta Knight, he invades Dreamland just so everyone can stop being lazy. That doesn't seem like a good reason to use an army and a giant warship to take over by force. In reality, Meta Knight knew of the upcoming threat of Marx, the ultimate villain in Kirby Super Star. He wanted to take over Dreamland, so he could teach everyone to stop being lazy and learn to defend themselves in case Kirby cannot defeat Marx.
Drawcia and Yin Yarn are just the beginning.Both enemies are very much connected to each other. Megalomaniacs from strange art dimensions? Check. Block Kirby's usual abilities, but at the risk of giving him new ones? Check. Dwell in strange alternate worlds resembling certain art aesthetics? Check. Decked out in wizard hats and billowing capes? Check. Feature in games endemic to certain revolutionary consoles, utilizing their unique properties to their fullest? Check. What's more, they're not the last. Sometime in the future, Kirby may have to fight a wizard wielding a massive fountain pen; or a sinister sorceror armed with a pair of scissors and a lot of paper. Villains from every corner of the art-media multiverse will come try their best against Kirby, until finally, their master arrives... Craft, Lord of Art.
Dream Land is just that-The Land of Dreams.Specifically, it's Nintendo's answer to Vertigo's The Dreaming-a realm personifying the dreams, fantasizes and imagination of Nintendo's series. Its lighthearted nature comes from children being the most imaginative, along with its antagonists. Why are so many villains simple? They're children's dreams/nightmares. Why is the titular hero Badass Adorable? What do you expect a young child to dream up? The same goes for the cute enemies and animal friends. As for the characters:
Grand Unifying Guesses
Dark Matter is the/a Major Villain in all Nintendo Games.Hopefully this is in the right place, perhaps it goes in Grand Unifying Guesses? At any rate. In Kirby's Super Star, the Great Cave Offensive, Kirby comes across items from various Nintendo worlds. For example, he finds Captain Falcon's Helmet, the Screw Attack, A Mister Saturn, and a piece of the Triforce. This could mean that the Kirby World is connected to all of these worlds, and most likely ALL Nintendo worlds. And why shouldn't it be? It's Dream Land after all, it's literally the land of dreams. And Nightmares. It's not impossible that Dreamland is the world that connects all other Nintendo worlds together. What one character could dream about could easily be what is actually happening in another world. Say a kid, Ness perhaps, dreams that he's some kind of legendary hero who has to claim a legendary sword to destroy a monstrous evil, while in the Zelda world, Link dreams he has a loving family and friends and none of the typical nightmare fuel that he has to deal with on a daily basis. Now, granted, the above example is a little wonky; after all, Ness is a legendary hero who has to destroy a monstrous evil, but who's to say he didn't have that dream before his adventure began? And in many cases Link does have a family, but there are a few instances where they seem a tad absent. Moving back to the point, Dark Matter is the Source of ALL evils in the world of Nintendo, taking on different forms depending on the universe that it ends up inhabiting, in order to make the best use of its powers and sow whatever havoc and evil that it can before it is destroyed, sealed, or temporarily removed, whatever the case may be. Some Probable Dark Matter Suspects from across the universes: Metroid: Phazon Mario: Darkstar, Shadow Queen, Dimentio
Kirby is the Strongest Character in Nintendo CanonBasically related to all those "Kirby is an Eldritch Abomination" turned good guesses up there, but it's less Turned Good as it is Born Good. Kirby is Dark Matter's equal and opposite number (
Dark Matter is the very source of all Eldritch Abominations in Video GamesIn addition to traveling through space, it can travel through dimensions, taking on various forms and turning into all of these guys.
Zero Two is Zee Tee.Well, Zee Tee is, phonetically, ZT, which can stand for Zero Two, which seems to be a more canonical spelling than Zero Squared, even though the NUMBER is written as Zero Squared. Zero Two is likely what happens when you Evert to X-9.
Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright are the origins of Lunatone and Solrock.Is there any better explanation?
Kirby is related to the Beast Planet.It's hinted in the anime that Kirby may contain a black hole or alternate dimension inside of him, and everything he inhales goes there. This sounds familiar...
Galacta Knight — the Final Boss of Meta Knight's story mode in KSSU — is an Angel from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The planned Wii Kirby game that became Super Smash Bros. Brawl would have been a remake of/sequel to Kirby Super StarThe Halberd is such a major presence in the Subspace Emissary, and we all know that the general level design is pretty Kirby-ish. (Just look at the Wheelies — um, Roaders). Finally, there's the upgraded cutscenes in Kirby Super Star Ultra, probably originally planned for the Wii version. We did get our Kirby game after all!
Meta Knight is a nobody.This Meta Knight, however, is well-intentioned; he is the one you see trying to help the player. The Meta Knight you see doing evil things is actually his Heartless.
Zero is a Reaper.Think about it. He assumes control of Dark Matter as its benefactor, seemingly coming from Dark Space which itself possesses various inhabitants and life forms from Pop Star and "augments" them to suit its needs (as in the case of King Dedede). This is proven in Kirby 64, where they processed living animals in the Shiver Star factory to create Miracle Matter (who also acts as another form of Dark Matter, and consequently Zero), similar to how the Collectors were harvesting humans to create a Human-Reaper. The Heart Rod and Power Crystal are seen as a threat to them, as they are the only artifacts that can effectively purge Dark Matter from living organisms without harming them. Also, Gooey is of the same kind as Dark Matter, but much like the Geth, Gooey is perhaps able to resist the "indoctrination" of his kind.
Dark Matter is a Homonculus, aka, Father, and the entire Kirby story takes place beyond someone's gate.Look at the two, and tell me they aren't similar. Mega Man solution, but instead of borrowing Dukemon's powers, he Jogressed with him. The result is Galacta Knight, who wears white armor thanks to Dukemon's overly white color scheme, a hot pink body thanks to a mixture of Kirby's pink and Dukemon's red, Dukemon's set of weapons and a few of his abilities, horns due to Dukemon's originally dragon nature, and a pair of wings that were somehow taken from Dukemon's Crimson Mode. Since Kirby is the base, Galacta Knight is not a Digimon, but since the result was from a Jogress, Kirby cannot spit the powers out either. With his newfound power, Galacta Knight ripped a hole through the space-time continuum and ended up back in his world, or so he thought. Before Galacta Knight could even realize he was in an alternate version of his world, he was sealed for his tremendous power, only to eventually be challenged by Meta Knight.
Kirby is from the The Mr. Men Show.I guess he is Mr. Hungry or Mr. Copycat.
Dark Matter is Sauron.At the end of the Third Age, Sauron lost his physical form, and the ability to produce one. But, through strange eons, even death may die; and so, millions of years after the War of the Ring, Sauron returns to "life", but as a new creature. This body is now made of Dark Matter, and while his Mind Control powers and his ability to raise the dead are intact, he gains some sweet new powers on the side.
The entire Kirby universe is a depiction of what happens "when the stars are right" in the Cthulhu MythosFrom The Call of Cthulhu: "They were not composed altogether of flesh and blood. They had shape...but that shape was not made of matter. When the stars were right, They could plunge from world to world through the sky..." The Kirby universe takes place during one of these time periods, and the Warp Stars represent the incomprehensible means by which eldritch entities move from world to world. This theory implies that nearly every creature in the Kirby universe that are not limited to living on a single planet, from the lowliest Waddle Dee to Dark Matter itself, is in fact a monster that would reduce the human mind to gibbering madness if we were to ever behold their true forms; fortunately, the games greatly reduce their complexity in order to be playable by mere humans. Some of the bosses that only appear in one game and in one location, however, might be mundane, physical beings capable of punching out eldritch abominations, which is why, unlike most creatures in the Kirby universe, they stay dead after they are killed (for the rest, the phrase "through strange eons, even death may die" comes to mind). This would nicely explain why the planets in the "Pop Star System" vary from game to game: there is no Pop Star System. Whenever we see a collection of planets Kirby can fly to (as in Kirby Superstar and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards), this is merely a two- or three-dimensional simplification of the worlds he is capable of reaching based on the current position of the stars, which may be millions of light years apart in physical space, and, more likely than not, do not even exist in the same universe (which would explain why many of these planets take on bizarre shapes that could not exist in our reality). As the stars are constantly in motion, this set of planets regularly shifts. Notably, this collection of planets once included a post-apocalyptic frozen Earth in which robots had taken over.
Meta Knight is secretly Metroid Prime, aka. Dark Samus.After Corruption, Dark Samus WAS able to condense with the Supernova explosion of Phaaze into a dense (but weak) version of itself. However, it could not exist for long... until a star warrior from the Kirbyverse strolled by. The star warrior took pity upon the dying creature, so he inhaled it into his being. With this process, the star warrior and Metroid Prime live in tandem now, as the star warrior gives Prime fencing powers, and in exchange colors him blue and enhance his sword skills beyond comprehension with the power of Phazon. With Phazon, however, there needs to be some protection. Why not make a mask to symbolize the glory days? As long as he keeps on the mask, the Popstar population will be spared from the power of Samus, and the people of Popstar will never know they house a fugitive of Eldritch Abomination proportions...
Kirby is a FurlingKirby's species needs a name. The 'Furling' name needs a species. Coincedence?
Kirby is a Time Lord.Just a very, very strange one.
Bandanna Waddle Dee is a Time Lord.Crazy? Yes. Evidence? Maybe. In Super Star Ultra, you fight Bandanna Waddle Dee, and kill him. However, he reappears to cheer for Dedede the very next fight. Many use this as evidence of Kirby not killing his foes. But what if there's a different explanation? I can think of two:
Shiver Star was the result of two things in two seperate Alternate Universes that created a nuclear winter
Dark Matter and other eldritch abominations are from the Dungeon Dimensions.The laws of physics in the vicinity of Pop Star really seem to more of guidelines. I argue reality is fairly weak in that region due to how much magic is around and how bizarre all the life is. Thus, the manifestation of horrible things from outside of spacetime is simply something to be expected.
Gooey is Zero.
Gooey is Zero-Two.In the final battle of Crystal Shards, you see Zero-Two make a (for lack of a better word...) derpish face, and then the battle starts. That face looks an awful lot like the expression Gooey always had, and we never see him in the main game. So, something must of happened in between the two games. He, after some form of corruption, transformed into what we know as Zero Two. That is why he does not appear in 64. (The animal friends just didn't want to leave Pop Star). The face Zero-Two makes is him trying to feel positive emotions again and to say hello (or... goodbye) before his mind is lost and they fight.
Galacta Knight is Kirby from the future.Who else would the greatest warrior in the galaxy be? Even as a kid, Kirby's destroyed everything that's dared to get in his way. As he grew older, his power became greater until it was decided that he should be sealed away for fear that he would inadvertently destroy Pop Star.
Master Hand and Crazy Hand are the Mirror World alternates of Wham Bam RockLook at Wham Bam Rock: a sentient religious idol who attacks with his disembodied hands, uses finger lasers when he upgrades into Wham Bam Jewel, and is made out of stone. Master and Crazy Hand are gods, but they have the same tactics and humanlike hands.
Kirby is a threat to all of DreamlandSemi-related to the "evil SOB" entry above. Note how all the major problems that occur in Dreamland happen because Dedede tries to preemptively handle things, and then Kirby runs in and beats the crap out of him and unleashes some ultimate evil in the process.
Meta Knight will become the next Galacta KnightSeen on GameFAQs, of all places. When Meta Knight finds Nova, he tells him that his one wish is to become stronger and stronger. Notice how Meta Knight doesn't need to explain WHY he wants to fight the ultimate warrior; all Marx had to do is say "I want to control Pop Star!" and that's it. No questions asked. Obviously, this was meant as exposition for the player. Sometime in the future, Meta Knight will reach a level of power that threatens all of Dream Land, and he may unleash another Well-Intentioned-Extremism-fueled rampage. The result will probably end in Meta Knight either dying or being sealed away by Kirby or Dedede's hand, if they haven't been killed by Meta Knight already. This will probably happen again and again one way or another.
The Waddle Dee species is prone to genetic mutationHence the existence of Waddle Doos, Kirby, Meta Knight, and Galacta Knight.
Kirby was somehow fused with a piece of Dark MatterWe've already seen a "good" piece of Dark Matter in Gooey, and his powers are suspiciously similar to Kirby's. With the exception of Gooey, Kirby seems to be unique among Dream Landers. Even though Dedede can mimic Kirby's inhalation and floating powers, he hasn't yet been able to duplicate Kirby's Power Copying. Not only that, but the nearest relatives of Kirby, the Waddle Dees and Meta Knight, also don't share his powers. The obvious conclusion is that Kirby's powers may also come from Dark Matter. This means, of course, that Dark Matter has been continually thwarted by a piece of himself.
Meta Knight is incapable of copying powersSimilar to the WMG before but in a different view. Notice how members of Kirby's species can suck up enemies and copy their powers? (This is evidenced by Kirby Air Ride, although it may not be considered canon since the game is a spin-off.) We've seen Meta Knight's face enough to conclude that he's the same race as Kirby. Yet his ability to copy powers isn't even mentioned in either the games or the anime. (Though, the anime has a different universe than the games.) My theory? He's an oddball of his race, as he can't copy abilities, much less suck enemies up. To compensate for this, he learned swordfighting. (Which can explain why he's associated with Blade and Sword Knights so much.)
The characters in the Kirby games are human.What the player sees is not reality. This "cute" appearance is done for stylistic reasons; all the characters are human. Kirby doesn't really inhale things; he is a warrior/magician who has the ability to copy powers.
Kirby is not real.He is only a dream made real by his homeland, very similar to Tidus.
Meta Knight CAN copy powers, he just chooses not to.If we accept that Meta Knight is the same race as Kirby, we have yet to see any valid reason for him to be incapable of Kirby's techniques (besides the fact that his mask covers his mouth). But we do know that Meta Knight is not as childlike as Kirby. One interesting possibility is that Meta Knight realized the Fridge Logic inherent in his powers and had a Heel Realization, vowing to never eat another foe (and deciding to use a weapon instead). This casts his relationship with Kirby in a new light: Meta Knight fights Kirby because he believes their powers are too destructive to be in a child's hands, but he knows Kirby isn't intentionally evil. This also provides an alternate reason for Meta Knight to give Kirby a sword whenever they fight: he's trying to nudge Kirby into relying less on his natural powers.
Kirby is not a heartless monster. Just stupid.Kirby only eats/kills things that he thinks have to do with the 'plot.' Most of the creatures that he eats are incapable of communicating with him due to not being sapient, or simply not having a mouth or readily available alternate methods of communication. Anything Kirby lets live has some means to communicate their innocence to him. (Except the second-tier members of the Squeaks. Those were killed each time Kirby fought them, and Daroach brought them back to life each time with the
Kirby's devouring of his enemies is not at all harmful to them.When Kirby "eats" a foe, he is not killing them or digesting them in a traditional sense. His actions against them are merely an inconvenience to the poor creature. You see, after Kirby eats a foe, all it takes to make that character respawn is to leave the screen, and return to that spot. The enemy is there, good as new! Rather than being left inside his belly to be digested, these foes are immediately ejected in some unseen process. This troper makes the assumption that Kirby, and all "Kirbies", can either fully digest their intake, or eject it after absorbing whatever special properties they can take away from it. Besides the reappearing enemies, one other thing may corroborate this theory: In the Super Smash Bros games, when Kirby swallows an enemy, this is exactly what happens. The foe is pooted out and regains their full form instantly!
Dark Matter is a physical manifestation of malice, and Gooey's form was somehow altered.All Dark Matter beings seem to be able to do is either act violent and destructive, or make others act the same way. It causes despair and pain, and turns the closest allies into foes. This troper assumes that, normally, this is all Dark Matter is capable of, and all it is made of. And there is only one strange exception: Gooey. Gooey is made entirely of Dark Matter, yet has no malice. Something either robbed him of it, or corrupted him with some positive quality. Unable to become a benevolent being, this corruption led him instead to lose his mind, hence the gleefully senseless blob we see in the games.
Kirby's games are only relatively easy because Kirby is so powerful.This guy can suck up nearly anything and copy its powers, then use those powers against things that just shouldn't be. He's quite clearly an Eldritch Abomination, and a very powerful one, after a Heel-Face Turn. For any other being not named YHVH, even the most Badass of them, a Kirby game would more closely resemble I Wanna Be the Guy, but harder. Indeed, there's a reason the hero in You Have to Burn the Rope is so Kirby-like: that's Kirby, after swallowing Indiana Jones, going through a "normal" game.
Meta Knight can swallow enemies.He doesn't use this power because 1.) He would have to take off his mask, and expose his cuteness. 2.) Meta Knight is too cool for that. And 3.) Meta Knight is a mutated Kirby and when he tries to swallow a foe, he eats their soul instead.
Galacta Knight is a higher rank than Meta Knight.In Dream Land, there's a ranking for knights. Meta- and Galacta- just happen to be a ranking. Kirby's is most likely Star.
GIM is a newer model of Heavy Lobster.It'd be one thing if they were both bipedal robots who just happened to share the same Gold/Blue coloring scheme, but in Helper to Hero mode of Kirby Super Star Ultra, they both change their color palettes, and they both get the same new Silver/Red coloring!
Meta Knight is a double-crosser.In the original information on Meta Knight he was a good friend of Dedede. So good a friend, in fact, that Dedede gives MK a piece of the Star Rod to protect. Come a few games later, Meta Knight is out to take control over what Dedede has claimed by using a giant battle ship to destroy all in his way. What a great friend.
Meta Knight is blind.Well, he has the Milky White Eyes for it. Maybe the mask helps him see, and that's why he always flees when he loses it.
Unifying with the (possibly false) fact that Meta Knight doesn't like to use his powers, Dedede is of Kirby's species.He chose hammer.
02 is called that for a reason.It isn't a zero, it's an O. O2 stands for oxygen, which is what Kirby sucks in whenever there are no enemies. Therefore, O2 is more related to Kirby than one might think.
There is more than one titular KirbyThere's a Kirby that gets hats when he swallows certain enemies (the most current one), a Kirby that doesn't get hats (Dreamland through Crystal Shards) but still gets copy abilities, and a Kirby that can't copy abilities at all. The middle one might actually be two - one that can fuse abilities and one that can't. This would also mean that the name of his species is in fact "kirby", since all of them are referred to as such. The name is capitalized for individuals simply because they don't have a specific name, so "Kirby" is both the name of the individuals and the species as a whole. They just slightly vary in their ability to copy. This could explain the mysterious lack of his friends in recent games - it's a different kirby, so he doesn't know them. This could also coincide with the idea of Meta Knight being a member of the species. It is possible that there is a special variant of the species that can choose one ability and make it permanent. That, or it's a) a given that any member that can copy abilities can choose one to be "permanent" or b) they actually can learn to use certain things, just like anyone else (i.e. spear waddle dees). It wouldn't effect their powers in the least, just give them an option on whether to use them or not.
Kirby's Copy inhaling doesn't kill its victims.This is best shown in Super Smash Bros. (although I am aware that that's not the real Kirby), although it's always possible to bring back Kirby's enemies by leaving that area of the screen and then returning. Also, if you swallow the Waddle Dee with the blue bandanna in "Revenge of the King," he survives. In fact, you can do anything to him and he survives. With the exception of final bosses that Kirby kills using their specific weakness, the enemies don't die, they are teleported or something.
Kirby and Meta Knight are NOT of the same species.If you look very carefully, you notice that Kirby has pink flaps for hands, Meta Knight has arms AND hands! This is especially noticeable in Super Smash Brothers Brawl and Kirby of the Stars!
Meta Knight is extremely vain.The Codec calls in Super Smash Brothers states that he's "narcassistic", and the fact he's plastered his face on the bow of a warship. Therefore, MK doesn't wear his mask because he's GRIMDARK, he uses it to protect his cute features! As soon as he loses his mask, he fears his looks will be damaged forever in battle, and flees. Still totally badass, though.
The Kirby series is connected to Final Fantasy IV.Kirby is Cecil, Meta Knight is *obviously* Golbez, Zero is Zemus/Zeromus, Dedede is the reborn (true) King Baron; et cetera. Who is Kain? Prince Fluff of course!
Meta Knight is Kirby's adult formThink about it.
Kirby caused Dedede to pull a Face-Heel Turn.The proof is in Brawl in the Family. The reason Kirby keeps taking down Dedede is for two possible reasons: A. Kirby never lived it down, or B. Kirby thinks Defeat Equals Friendship.
The Real origin of Kirby, Meta Knight, and DededeA combination of several WMG s above and it makes a lot of sense. There was once a peaceful race of odd creatures called the Waddle Dees. Dark Matter had existed for even longer. One day a fragment of Dark Matter drifted down to the pop star and fused with a Waddle Dee. The next thing he knew, he woke up, he could think in a whole new way, and he had a mouth. With that mouth came a crippling hunger that could only be satisfied by the nearest waddle dees. Interestingly, after eating a Waddle Doo, he got the power of it. He practiced his copy power and named himself Dedede. He decided with his superior brain he could rule the Waddle Dee race. Years later King Dedede had easily taken over the planet. But as he got older, it got harder to use his power. When he hit puberty, he couldn't do it anymore. He made sure he had the hammer power, his favorite, before that happened. Right around that time, another piece of Dark Matter fell upon a Waddle dee.D He eventually realized how different he was and thinking he was a freak, ran away. He passed the lonely days by practicing the sword ability. People who saw glimpses of him called him "Meta Knight" Soon after Meta Knight hit puberty, keeping the sword ability, King Dedede had expanded his rule across the solar system. And yet another piece of Dark Matter fused with a Waddle Dee. This one was not shy and ate whatever it wanted. King Dedede wanted this "Kirby" (Named by Pop star inhabitants) destroyed and order restored because, being one himself, he knew how powerful that species is.
In relation to a couple of theories above about how Kirby doesn't kill enemies he sucks in,......this is perfectly true and there is a perfectly good reason for this. As detailed by those theories, when you inhale an enemy and then walk offscreen, it reappears, even if you haven't swallowed them yet, meaning you can take them out and have two of them. This would indicate that what is in Kirby's mouth is not the actual enemy, merely a shell containing their power. Obviously, the moment they are sucked in, they start to re-coalesce, not having been dead for an instant. And the reason for this: it's a dream! It seems to make sense that Dreamland would follow dream logic, and, just as there's no death in a child's world, there's no death in Dreamland, hence why you can kill Kracko or Whispy Woods as many times as you like and they can still come back. At best, Kirby's just mildly inconveniencing them, and getting them out of his way until he can get past them. Oh, and before anyone mentions Freddy Krueger, remember that a) the ability to kill people in dreams seems to be a unique ability he possesses, and the above evidence that Kirby doesn't kill his enemies shows he doesn't have this ability, and b) Kirby could kick Freddy's arse. Just trust me on this one.
Kirby and friends/enemies know they're in a video game.That's why no one's particularly fazed at Kirby eating thousands of Waddle Dees/Knuckle Joes/Wheelies/what-have-you, since they know they'll just come back to life after Kirby leaves the screen.
Kirby needs to eat, otherwise he'd die.The anime suggest an alternate dimension, right? However, it also suggests a black hole as well, which is far more likely(black holes absorb matter and add it to their own; Kirby absorbs enemy matter and adds their power to his, allowing him to copy them). If he had a black hole in him, then it would constantly be stripping away his matter. It's been happening all his life, so Kirby doesn't notice. He inhales enemies to give the black hole something else to destroy. This explains his reaction to his cake getting stolen; he was probably at a critical state and was hanging on by a thread. Makes you "no-copy-abilities" players regret your play methods, doesn't it?
Galacta Knight wasn't immediately at full power when he was unsealedHe was weakened from his time spent in his crystal prison. Maybe he'll be a major antagonist later when he finally gets back to full power.
Meta Knight's mask is his equivalent of Kirby's copy hats.He flees when you break it because you just knocked his copy ability away. Since Kirby doesn't summon enemies or stars or anything to inhale, the fight is now unwinnable for him, and so he retreats.
In future Kirby installments, Zero's invasion never happened.In Kirby's Dreamland 3, the huge Dark Matter that Zero used to invade Pop Star broke the rings that circled it. After Zero is defeated, three rays of light (red, blue, and green) become the new rings for Pop Star. We've never seen these three rings ever again. Therefore, in every future Kirby game where Pop Star has two rings, Zero's invasion hasn't happened, yet.
Bandana Waddle Dee is the same Waddle Dee from 64.Because why not?
Kirby is actually a piece of Dark Matter. Probably just me thinking too much but it really makes sense in a way. First off in the first Kirby game (and in Spring Breeze) it's implied that Kirby apparently came out of nowhere. The game literally says that he's the hero of Dreamland and that some residents call him Kirby. Note the fact that "some" residents call him Kirby. As if no one knew about Kirby and only know him as the 'Hero of Dreamland'. Seems like a normal hero with unknown story, right? That is until the Eldritch Abominations show up. For such a cute-looking game, why would monsters like Zero/Zero-Two, Nightmare, and Drawcia show up? And according to the Japanese manuals it seems that apparently nearly all the other villians of the Kirby series were involved with Zero/Zero-Two somehow and Zero/Zero-Two is the main Big Bad. Now think about how it seems that Zero/Zero-Two has a personal vendetta with Kirby as the villians that were involved with Dark Matter/Zero seem to try to kill Kirby themselves, as if trying to avenge their leader. Now what would a giant eyeball demon have against a cute pink alien? The answer is simple. Kirby was created by Zero/Zero-Two and is techinically a Dark Matter agent. Zero/Zero-Two used a race that was unknown to the rest of the galaxy and based Kirby on that race piece. Kirby was created to trick planets into thinking that Kirby was a nice harmless alien while he secretly conquering the planet for Zero/Zero-Two. However, this backfired as Kirby, either not interested in conquering planets or liked his target planet, which, in this case, is Pop Star, so much that he didn't want to have it under Zero/Zero-Two's rule. Zero/Zero-Two didn't react well when learning that one of his creations had disobeyed him and actually saved the target planet from Dark Matter. After Zero/Zero-Two's defeat, Kirby, betraying his original purpose, is Dreamland's, and extently Pop Star's, main source of protection, as if to show that he will never give in to Zero/Zero-Two's control.
PETA will complain about how KirbyThey've already done it to Mario and Pokémon. They're probably gonna start complaining about how Kirby encourages kids to eat animals.
Kirby is an alternate Galactus.Like Galactus, Kirby is a God of Hunger that came into being when the last survivor of the previous universe merged with it. Unlike Galactus, however, this survivor was a candy-loving child. Much like Galactus, Kirby has an unimaginable hunger, but the Sugar Bowl provides more than enough candy to prevent him eating the planet(of course Kirby could've eaten planets before going to Popstar). Both of their true apperances are hinted to be a star, which explains why Kirby and stars are associated with them. It also goes to explain why Kirby pwns cosmic horrors on a daily basis-he's one himself.
Zero's motives aren't the same as Dark Matter's.The Japanese player's guide for Kirby's Dream Land 2 states that the Dark Matter from that game targeted Pop Star because it grew jealous of Dream Land's lifestyle and it was lonely due to the fact no one wanted to be its friend yet it says nothing about Zero's motives and since Gooey is a form of Dark Matter it's possible that the Dark Matter that attacked Dreamland isn't under Zero's control.
Zero is Nightmare after having absorbed a large amount of Dark Matter.Have you noticed that Nightmare's pair of shades have a single black-chromed lens which always prevents us from telling how many eyes his face has? What if there's only on eye under those shades and it's a red eye specifically the eye of Zero? What if Nightmare at some point absorbed a large amount of Dark Matter and became Zero?
Miracle Matter is the Random Number God.It's a giant evil d20 and stupidly difficult, what do YOU think?
Zero is a cherub.Zero's motive for raising a ruckus is apparently that he's jealous of the people of Dream Land / Pop Star because they can feel positive emotions, whereas he can only feel negative emotions; cherubim are only capable of forming caliginous relationships (i.e. romantic relationships based on hate instead of love), so that fits the bill. They also like to hang out in black holes, as he does in Kirby 64 (he spends most of the game covertly reigning over Ripple Star, the planet closest to the black hole, Dark Star, at the center of the Kirby "galaxy"), and when he morphs into 0^2, he's first briefly seen as a cutesy angel figure, complete with white feathery wings and a halo - a literal cherub. That may not actually be his true form, though, but a simpler depiction that's easier for Ribbon and Kirby to understand.
Every final/Secret boss is Marx in some shape or form.Think about it. Marx's wish to NOVA was that they became the Ruler of Popstar. This carrys out and is cemented through time and space until the wish is For-filled. Each re-incarnation eventually shatters more and more of him until he becomes the trope of Andimustscream. Marx: Obvious first stage. Marx Soul: Obvious second stage. Body destroyed. Necrodeus: Third incarnation. Body destroyed. Nightmare: Fourth incarnation. Body destroyed. Magolor: Fifth incarnation. Split into two entities, original destroyed. etc
Stupid timeline hypothesis (current/spoilers as of Triple Deluxe)I decided to do this, yeah, because why not? Non-platformers will not be included since they usually have really no plot with King Dedede as the villain, which doesn't fit in with the other games at all. Reasons for placement in the timeline will also be listed. Amazing Mirror: Earliest in the timeline. Kirby meets Meta Knight for the first time and doesn't really know who he is yet, which is why he's so easily tricked (presumably) by Dark Meta Knight. Additionally, Dark Mete Knight's sword slash at the beginning of the game is how the other three colored Kirbies in later multiplayer games are created in the first place. Kirby has not met King Dedede yet. Also, Meta Knight does not yet have the Meta-Knights by his side, and begins to gather them after this. Triple Deluxe: Kirby meets Dedede for the first time in this game, and has not yet come into conflict with him. He sees an innocent life, and wants to protect it because he's such a friendly guy. Later, King Dedede returns to explore Floarald and accidentally meets Dark Meta Knight, who was not actually destroyed at the end of Amazing Mirror. Since Dark Mind was defeated in Amazing Mirror, the evil was purged from the Mirror World, so Dark Meta Knight decided to conquer Dream Land instead, but is defeated. Since Dark Meta Knight was badly injured in Amazing Mirror, he is bloody in this game. Additionally, Dedede destroys the mirror at the end, permanently cutting off contact with the Mirror World. Dream Land 2: The Dark Matter in this game is a scout, who has come to Pop Star to see how hard it would be to conquer. It possesses King Dedede, who is still allied with Kirby, in a bid to take over Dream Land. It fails, reporting back to the Hyper Zone (the central Dark Matter cloud) and 0 about the status of the planet. Additionally, Kirby becomes acquainted with the Animal Friends and Gooey, who informs him about Dark Matter, here. Dream Land 3: Since one Dark Matter proved too weak to conquer the planet, the entire Hyper Zone comes to Pop Star and covers it in darkness, and also possesses many residents of the planet. Kirby defeats them with the power of love, and then confronts 0, who reveals /itself for the first time. It is killed as well, being a fully mortal and independent being, unlike Dark Matter. After 0 is killed, the Hyper Zone begins to dissipate without a leader and Dark Matter is not heard from for a while. Crystal Shards: Dark Matter reappears, now led by the mysteriously resurrected 02 in Dark Star, a new Hyper Zone even larger than before due to the undead 02's more powerful creation capability. It avoids invading Pop Star, realizing now that such a thing would be impossible, and invades Ripple Star instead. However, Ribbon escapes, chased to Pop Star by Dark Matter. The two team up with several others (including King Dedede, still allied with Kirby), and Dark Matter has a limited presence on Pop Star this time. Kirby eventually travels to Dark Star and destroys 02 (possibly resurrected by some method involving Gooey, considering Gooey's disappearance and 02's face upon appearing), preventing the Hyper Zone from ever returning as a coherent entity. Dyna Blade: Not a lot to say here. Honestly, this could be any time before Revenge of Meta Knight. Kirby becomes friends with Dyna Blade at the end of this. The Great Cave Offensive: Kirby falls into a cave with TREASURE! Oh boy. Really story driven, yeah. Gourmet Race: King Dedede challenges Kirby to a friendly race. However, upon losing, the greedy bastard starts to get angry and plots revenge against Kirby. Dream Land/Spring Breeze: It's safe to assume that these two represent the same events. King Dedede, using his nebulous and undefined political power, steals all the food from the citizens of Dream Land in an attempt to get back at Kirby for beating him in Gourmet Race. Kirby goes to defeat Dedede and succeeds, sparking a continual distrust between the two that affects all future encounters. Revenge of the King: Angry again at being beaten by Kirby, Dedede plots revenge against Kirby, first by poisoning the plants of Green Greens (where Kirby lives, presumably), transforming it into Purple Plants. Kirby goes to defeat him again. As seen in the final stage, Dedede still holds a lot of respect for Kirby even when greedy and irrational. He has also appointed the Bandanna Waddle Dee as his senior advisor (or something like that) by this point, and now employs the EX mini-bosses. Adventure/Nightmare in Dream Land: Obviously the same events. The Star Rod is gone, and King Dedede has stolen it. After being antagonized by Dedede repeatedly, Kirby assumes that this is another of Dedede's revenge plots. Of course, it turns out to be a measure against Nightmare taking over Dream Land. Kirby handily defeats Nightmare and saves Dream Land again. Additionally, Meta Knight appears in this game and appears to be training Kirby in some way. Fed up with Dedede's ridiculous revenge antics, and now sporting a personal army, he becomes close enough to the king to be given a Star Rod piece, which of course brings him into conflict with Kirby and gives them a reason to fight. He does this to ensure that Dedede is finally defeated by Kirby for real, to the point that Meta Knight can instate a more stable government. Revenge of Meta Knight: This is Meta Knight's revenge against Dedede, not Kirby, despite what one might assume. After Kirby fails to depose King Dedede in Nightmare in Dream Land, Meta Knight decides to take matters into his own hands. However, Kirby misinterprets this as a threat against Dream Land in general and destroys the Halberd. Meta Knight, stoic as ever, knows that he cannot defeat Kirby but also knows that Kirby is not evil, so he does not hold any sort of grudge. After being defeated, the remaining Meta-Knights disband and spread across Pop Star's system, thereby appearing in Milky Way Wishes. Canvas Curse: Drawcia, who may or may not be related to Dark Matter in some way, takes over Dream Land. After being killed, her soul immediately takes revenge against Kirby, completely transforming Dream Land into a world of paint. However, Kirby defeats her and restores peace… again. Epic Yarn: Patch Land may or may not be the future state of the Mirror World after it was taken over by Yin-Yarn. If so, Prince Fluff is Shadow Kirby under a different name and Yin-Yarn is the Mirror version of Drawcia. Kirby defeats Yin-Yarn and restores peace to both worlds, as usual. Milky Way Wishes: Marx is probably from Halcandra (Magolor's planet), not Pop Star. He is already familiar from Kirby, who has become well-known around the galaxy for being a badass. As such, he knows that Kirby will be willing to help him if peace in the galaxy is on the line, so he gets the sun and moon to fight and then sends Kirby to wake up NOVA. Citizens of Pop Star are unfamiliar with NOVA and the other Fountains of Dreams, but Marx knows about all of them since they were probably build on Halcandra. Kirby successfully summons NOVA, who he is forced to destroy after being betrayed by Marx. He then defeats Marx, and the resulting impact completely obliterates NOVA. Kirby vs. Marx Soul: Soon after being defeated, Marx uses the last of his power to draw in the remaining pieces of NOVA using an ancient Halcandran magic technique and becomes Marx Soul. Marx Soul is much more powerful than his original form and he transports himself and Kirby to a pocket universe of his own creation where no one will hear Kirby's screams. Kirby defeats Marx Soul, and, ironically, no one hears Marx Soul's ear-piercing scream as he dies. The pocket universe collapses and Kirby goes home. (It's safe to assume that all other Arena events are non-canon except possibly Triple Deluxe's True Arena final boss, Sectonia Soul). Squeak Squad: Kirby and Dedede are still not on good terms, so when Kirby gets really hungry and his cake is stolen, he assumes that Dedede did it in his blind fury. Kirby beats up Dedede, who is not heard from for the rest of the game, as the Squeaks appear with what Kirby believes to be his cake. Kirby follows the Squeaks and defeats them, but the chest is suddenly stolen by Meta Knight, who believes it contains the ruler of the underworld, and now takes residence in the sunken Halberd. After Kirby reclaims the chest, the Squeaks steal it again and release Dark Nebula, who is not actually the ruler of the underworld, but rather one of the last remaining Dark Matter entities, which Meta Knight is completely unfamiliar with. Kirby defeats Dark Nebula, likely eliminating Dark Matter completely, and becomes friends with the Squeaks. The cake is also returned to him by the Squeaks. Meta Knightmare Ultra: This is a rigorous training session undertaken by Meta Knight. After training all across Pop Star, including building a replica of the Halberd using the help of his few remaining henchmen, he decides to revive NOVA and gathers the stars from the Fountains of Dream, successfully summoning NOVA. He wishes for a fight with the greatest warrior in the galaxy, and gets Galacta Knight. Meta Knight successfully defeats him. His lifelong dreams fulfilled, Meta Knights settles down in Cookie Country with a good book. Return to Dream Land: Immediately follows Squeak Squad. While Kirby is trying to find a good place to eat his cake, King Dedede and Bandanna Waddle Dee appear and attempt to take it from him out of revenge for randomly beating up Dedede last time. At that moment, the Lor Starcutter crashes on Pop Star. Kirby and Dedede temporarily reconcile their differences to go figure out what's happening. Meta Knight joins the group as well. Magolor heard about Kirby from Marx and crashed there on purpose in attempt to martyr himself and gain ultimate power. Eventually, Kirby repairs the Starcutter and travels with Magolor to Halcandra, where Kirby defeats Landia. Magolor then obtains the Master Crown, which begins to take control of him using its malevolent power. Kirby and friends defeat Magolor with the help of Landia. When Magolor is defeated, however, the Crown takes complete control of Magolor's soul and fights Kirby again. Kirby, however, takes out Magolor Soul and restores peace to the galaxy once again. Please comment with any criticism or inconsistencies you notice.