Web Animation / Perfect Kirby
Perfect Kirby is an internet flash series that is somewhat of a crossover between Perfect Dark
. Kirby is a vigilante, and one night, receives a mysterious phone call and is taken by force to become a secret agent for an organization known as The Institute. He thus gets involved in crazy schemes such as Xboxes being smuggled into England, kidnapped Aliens in Area 52, and saving the president in Alaska.
There are many cameos from video game characters and some surreal humor. The series is a three part epic made from 2002 to 2003. It can be viewed on Newgrounds
This series provides examples of:
- The Ace: Ian the Penguin, Kirby's new partner.
- Anti-Hero: Kirby is Type V; while he is ultiamtely on the side of good, he is a complete nutjob who relies on violence and gun use as a primary approach toe everything.
- Art Evolution: Compare the animation and art from Episode 1 to Episodes 2 and 3. It gets better over time.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: From episode 1.2:
Kirby: Just a bunch of boxes. Wait a minute - Bill, Xboxes, England, waffles, Xboxes, Bill, Bill, Xboxes, England, SMUGGLING... Oh my God! Oh my God! A penny!
- However, he does realize what's going on the next second.
- Big Bad Friend: Defied with Bill, Kirby's next door neighbor and the Big Bad in Episode 1. When Kirby confronts him, he insists that they're friends, but Kirby points out that they've known each other for two weeks, and he indicates that he finds Bill an annoyance.
- Big "NO!": Bill when being hauled off.
- Butt-Monkey: One recurring cameo gets killed off every time.
- Catch a Falling Star: Mario catches all the heroes as they fall out of Air Force One.
- Chick Magnet: Ian is this, much to Kirby's chagrin.
- Disproportionate Retribution: Roy fires Professor Oblivion because the coffee was "bland and cherry flavored" (it turned out to be Kool-Aid). And he wants to take over the world so that he can be rid of Oblivion and his coffee.
- Everything's Better with Penguins: Ian
- Evil Is Petty: Roy, the Big Bad of Episode 3. His plan involved obtaining a blood sample from then US President George W. Bush, extract a rare gene that can create controllable replicas of said person that the president carried in his blood, put the cloned Bush in office, have it put him in charge of the nation's military, conquer every nation of Earth, and use his new position as ruler of the world to get rid of Professor Oblivion. And why does Roy want Oblivion gone? Because the professor made him bad coffee. Lampshaded perfectly by Kirby.
Kirby: That has got to be, by far, the stupidest reason for world domination I have ever heard!
- Failed a Spot Check: For how often Kirby has likely been in the cafeteria, he seems to have done this involving one of the workers there.
Kirby: Wait, there are aliens?
Neil: Of course there are aliens. You're an alien.
Kirby: Oh, I knew they existed. I just didn't know they worked for us.
Neil: (confused) What're you talking about? There's lots of aliens that work here. There's one working in the cafeteria.
(cut to Phil in the cafeteria, talking to a giant, multi-tentacled alien)
Phil: Yeah...I'll have the...double bacon swiss mega meal.
: (reading from a book on human language) Yer so gangster. Yer so hippin jippin in yer mouthwash...(devolves into gibberish
- Fat Idiot: Lenny, based off the character of the same name from Mice and Men.
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Kirby.
- Hilarious Outtakes: Many, from a mishap with a wire to Roy saying that he "fried" Oblivion.
- There's another one in where the man subjected to the test of the Hippin' Jippin' Gene/Kool-Aid gas is spared instead of killed, and starts rejoicing. Kirby, without even leaving his seat, puts a bullet in the guy's head.
Kirby: Well someone had to shut him up!
- Kirby had some "alternate reactions" to Professor $1.99's lab being a mess.
Kirby: Jeez, what a mess! Look's like Neil's last date. Jeez, what a mess! How stoned were you, Neil? Or, uh... Jeez, what a mess! Uhhhhhh..........NEIL SUCKS! (offscreen laughter)
- Professor $1.99 accidentally calling his Kool-Aid triple cherry.
Offscreen Voice: It's Double Cherry.
Professor $1.99: What?! Double Cherry?! (glances at script) Who the hell wrote that?!
- Kirby discovers that the briefcasefull of gadgets is filled with muffins.
Kirby: Ooh! A muffin!(begins om-nom-noming and stuffing his face with muffins. Neil walks on set.) (mouth full) There's no more! Neil! These aren't for you, you ball of fat! AAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!
- And of course, there's this one. It may not have even been in the actual episode.
Kirby: Hey, Neil! What do you call a washed up jerk who can't get a date?!
Neil: What the? That's not your line, Kirby!
Kirby: Ya call him Neil!
- Laser Hallway: Some laser sensors protect one objective in the Alaska air force base. Ian gets by them easily, but Kirby blunders right into them.
- Made of Plasticine: People bleed a lot, and sometimes get liquefied, when they get hit by gunfire.
- Ms. Fanservice: Joanna and HOW!
- Name's the Same: While the game features many Nintendo and Rare characters, Roy is not at all like the Roy from Fire Emblem in appearance or personality.
- Noodle Incident: When getting his first phone call from Neill, Kirby insists that if he's calling about his TV, "the old lady was dead when (he) got there." There's also how Ian knows President Bush.
- Only Sane Man: Kirby in episodes one and two (though he shares this role with Neil in the former); Ian in episode three.
- Orphaned Series: The Perfect Kirby 4 progress bar has been at 50% completion for the last ten years.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: In a flashback in Episode 3.1, Kirby and Joanna Dark were seen attending a villains' conference, and Kirby's only disguise was Luigi's hat. It fell off and everyone immediately identified him.
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: While Kirby's out on missions, nearly getting killed and finding out secrets, people at The Institute are sitting around, playing board games or doing something else. Part of it is most of them aren't agents, but have adminsitrative dutites (Mario is a chef, Neil oversees the operation, Phil is in charge of combat training, Professor $1.99 is a scientist, etc. Not to mention, any agents (besides Johanna and Ian) have met grisly ends.
- Stylistic Suck: During Episode 1.3, Kirby accidentally kills the animator, but he's not worried — the management will cover for him. At that moment, Kirby turns horribly drawn. After one shot of Kirby kicking another poorly drawn mook, he declares that he can't take it any longer, and proceeds to revive the animator.
- Trigger Happy: Kirby, before his induction into the Institute. Kirby was nabbing crooks nonlethally. But once he had a gun, it became the only way to solve ANY problem.
- Red Herring: The Hippin' Jippin' Gene creates a lethal gas when combined with Professor $1.99's experimental Double Cherry Kool-Aid formula, and seeing Oblivion steal the formula and the gene researched on the computer, everyone assumed that wass the plan. It turns out Roy looked it up as part of a plan to take over the world, since the gene, when cloned, creates clones that are easily manipulated, such as then President of the US, George Bush.
Kirby: So you didn't know that when the Hippin' Jippin' gene and the Double Cherry Kool-Aid are combined it creates a deadly gas?
Oblivion: I had no idea.
Roy: Me either.
Kirby: Huh. I guess that whole deadly gas discovery was just a coincidence.
- Though when Ian "asks" why Oblivion still took the Kool-Aid formula after discovering that the gas was a coincidence, Oblivion states that Roy hates cherry flavored things, and he used the formula to create Roy's worst fear... the Kool-Aid Man!
Kool-Aid Man (bursts through wall) Oh Yeeeeaaaahhh!
Kirby: HO! I did not see that comin'!
- Those Two Bad Guys: George and Lennie.
- Took a Level in Dumbass: In the first part of the first episode, Kirby is moderately normal, even presented as an Only Sane Man. The very next part, however, he instantly becomes more of a Cloud Cuckoo Lander, with just his very first two lines:
Kirby: You call [the Institute's base] secret? I've been here lots of times...they have great hamburgers!
Neil: No, no, no. There's a secret Sub-level in the building.
Kirby: (nonchalant) Oh. (realization hits) OH! Gotcha!
Neil: We have arrived. (is let in)
Kirby: (sees himself on the base's monitors) Hey Neil, look! I'm on TV!
Neil: Kirby! Stop it!
- Wham Line: Episode 3
Roy: Then you know too much!
- What Measure Is a Mook?: Kirby and Ian kill many of the guards on board Air Force One. In the actual Perfect Dark mission, you fail the mission if you kill any of them.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Kirby gets called out for almost getting himself and Joanna killed on one mission when he blows their cover going for food. Kirby points out the argument only happened because Joanna tried to keep him from getting someething from the buffet (their spat as she tried to stop him revealed his disguise.