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: The Big Bad in Episode 3.
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.
- 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 deadly gas when combined with Professor $1.99's experimental Kool-Aid flavor, Double Cherry and seeing Oblivion steal the formula and the gene on the computer, assumed that's the plan. 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 the President of the US, George Bush. Oblivion used the Double Cherry Kool-Aid to create Roy's ultimate fear... the Kool-Aid Man.
- 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!
Kirby: (sees himself on the base's monitors) Hey Neil, look! I'm on TV!
- 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.