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    Nightmare 

Debut: Kirby's Adventure

Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (Super Kirby Clash), Hisao Egawa (Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

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The Final Boss of Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. A Nightmare that tried to enter Dream Land through the Fountain of Dreams to spread his nightmares onto Dream Land; to counteract this, King Dedede broke the Star Rod and gave the pieces to his strongest minions, at the cost of the people being unable to have restful sleep (because they can't dream). Kirby ends up releasing Nightmare after restoring the Star Rod and placing it back in the fountain, but is able to use the Star Rod to defeat him once and for all.


    Dyna Blade 

Debut: Kirby Super Star

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A huge bird responsible for stealing all of the crops in Dream Land in the event of the Dyna Blade scneario.


    Marx 

Debut: Kirby Super Star

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"I got the sun and moon to fight. I got you to go into space... it was all according to my perfect little plan!"

A friendly-looking Walking Head who wants Kirby to ask the wish-granting comet Nova to stop the sun and moon's fighting... except he's actually evil and is just using Kirby as a pawn in order to wish for control of Planet Popstar.


  • Armless Biped: Normally he's a Walking Head without any hands/arms. But after getting his power-up from Nova, he gains two additional limbs (wings, in this case).
  • Astral Finale: The battle against him takes place in an odd battlefield in space. The place where you battle Marx Soul is more ominous and darker.
  • Ax-Crazy: He was already this when alive, but when Marx Soul shows up...
  • Back from the Dead:
    • The Ultra-exclusive Marx Soul might be this. It's unclear whether he was already dead or not before taking a bit of Nova's power into himself, but that act sure "restarts" him.
    • Also, somehow he's not dead in Star Allies despite being killed by Kirby at least once (twice if Marx Soul counts).
  • Badass Adorable:
    • His combat form is not really adorable. He's standard Dream Land cute before his transformation, however.
    • Star Allies downsizes his boss form to match his normal form and mixes elements of the two together, giving him a more cutesy appearance while transformed.
  • Battle Boomerang: He can throw out four boomerang cutters at different directions. Marx Soul throws two sets at a time. In Star Allies he can also do this if he uses the wind element into his ball.
  • Big Bad: Of Milky Way Wishes in Kirby Super Star.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like an ordinary citizen of the country concerned that day and night have been thrown into chaos. He is actually the perpetrator.
  • Bonus Boss: Of a sort in Star Allies. Each set of credits has its own boss to fight. The main game and Guest Star mode reuse Dedede and Meta Knight, respectively, but Heroes in Another Dimension has the players fight Marx. While he uses the same model as his playable appearance, he's twice the size to make him more similar to his original fight, and all of his attacks act exactly like they do in Super Star. Strangely enough, while his playable appearance uses his giggles from Super Star, his boss appearance uses his giggles from Super Star Ultra.
  • Breakout Villain: He's by and large become one of Kirby's most well-known antagonists, netting him more appearances in the series as a recurring character, which led to him becoming playable in Kirby Star Allies, as well as becoming a boss character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Breath Weapon: He has a fairly impressive beaming grin. The recoil is so great it blows him off-screen. He also fires the Team Attack beam (in Star Allies) from his mouth, unlike the other Friends.
  • The Bus Came Back: After several games of being in the background or having cameos, he's back in the flesh in Star Allies as one of the Dream Friends.
  • The Cameo:
    • He appears in one of the unlockable pictures in Squeak Squad.
    • A statue of him is one of Stone's forms in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He also shows up in the Kirby Master cutscene (both here and in Triple Deluxe), and the friend that Magolor says told him about Kirby (as well as the person on Halcandra whom Kirby has fought before) is widely speculated to be him.
    • You can also find a keychain of him in Triple Deluxe, and as a sticker in Planet Robobot. Also in both games, he's again one of the Stone forms, alongside Magolor this time.
    • In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, his hat is an available alternate hat for Beam Kirby.
  • The Chessmaster: The plot of Milky Way Wishes is entirely his Evil Plan. Sure, a Kirby villain who works by themselves is no surprise. However, Marx is the only one who had to manipulate a lot of events into happening before getting his power.
  • Color-Coded Elements: In Star Allies, Marx's crystalline wings change color to match the element he's currently charged with. The balls on his hat also show elemental effects, such as swirling gust of wind or fireballs.
  • Cute and Psycho: Marx's boss form is sort of cute with its big eyes and Heart Symbols, but you can tell from his expression that something is wrong with him.
  • Dash Attack: One of his attacks in Star Allies is him flying forward to tackle his enemies.
  • Death Cry Echo: Marx Soul lets out a horrendously nightmarish scream as he dies after he is defeated.
  • Death from Above: Aside from his boomerang cutters, he has a move where he drops a freezing bomb from above. Aside from said attack reappearing in Star Allies, his Marx Flip Ultima is him slamming down from above and then becomes an invulnerable shadow on the ground; he can then rise upward as an attack, like in his boss fight. Marx Soul also borrows Drawcia Soul's rain of paint attack.
  • Dub Name Change:
    • His katakana is closer transcribed as "Mark", although Japanese versions still romanize it as "Marx".
    • The German and French localisations change his name to "Max", possibly to avoid associations with Karl Marx or Marxists.
  • Evil Counterpart: Acts as one to Kirby. Both are small spherical Dreamland denizens who wield great power. But while Kirby is friendly and willing to help others in need, Marx is deceitful and would rather make playthings over playmates out of others.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: This is given as his reason for being a playable character in the Japanese version of Star Allies. Although he apparently has not turned over a new leaf since Super Star, the actions of the bad guys make him concerned for his own safety — so he decides to form a temporary alliance with Kirby and friends to stop them.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He gets them when he goes One-Winged Angel. He also has these by default in Star Allies.
  • Faux Affably Evil: His concern and helpfulness are an act.
  • Final Boss: Of Milky Way Wishes and The Arena, thus making him the general Final Boss of Super Star. He gets an upgrade in Ultra's The True Arena as Marx Soul. In Mass Attack, he's also the Final Boss of Kirby Brawlball.
  • Fish Eyes: He sometimes gets wall-eyed in his transformed state, as a sign that he's crazy.
  • For the Evulz: He wants the power to cause all the mischief he wants.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: There was nothing to distinguish him from anyone else on Planet Popstar prior to his wish to Nova.
  • Grapple Move: His Prank Kick move in Star Allies is him standing on a normal enemy (or a star) as if it's his jester ball, then kicking them away, potentially hitting other enemies (including bosses) with it. The kicked enemy/star will also have the element that he himself currently has.
  • Green Thumb: He has an attack where he flies out and drop seeds which quickly sprout thorny tendrils. He can replicate this move in Star Allies by infusing his ball with the water element.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Several of his attacks allow him to bisect his own body, either to create a black hole or to launch the two halves as projectiles. When defeated, Marx Soul falls into two pieces down the middle before exploding.
  • Hell Gate: His most powerful attack is one of these, revealed when he splits in half. As Marx Soul, he even starts the battle with it. It comes back in Star Allies as a charged attack; sucking up objects and projectiles with it increases its power.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Most fans will remember that horrendous scream he lets out as he finally dies as Marx Soul.
  • The Jester: Looks like one. A particularly dangerous one at that.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He's the only main villain that's actually evil in Super Star.note 
  • Lack of Empathy: All he wants is power. If he needs to cause distress first to get that power, he will do it. And what he wants with that power is, shall we say, selfish things.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: His Star Allies description casually mentions that he was the Final Boss of Super Star despite it being supposed to be a spoiler.
  • Laughing Mad: In his boss fight, Marx is always laughing. On the SNES, it's a small giggle before or after certain attacks, but on DS it's a constant stream of chuckling for every other offensive action they take. Marx Soul amplifies this with a guttural cackling.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: His aforementioned Hell Gate attack which involves him ripping himself in half. Further emphasized in Star Allies with what could be interpreted as large globs of cyan Alien Blood.
  • Magical Clown: He becomes one after gaining his wish from Nova. He becomes even more powerful as Marx Soul.
  • Maniac Tongue: Marx Soul has his tongue tucked out all the time, as a sign that he's getting crazier.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Kirby, the Sun, and the Moon were all doing his bidding unwittingly.
  • Nice Hat: A two-branched jester hat. It gets more menacing as Marx Soul.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Gains arms that act as wings after being powered up by NOVA.
  • Power High: For the first split-second of his transformation, Marx's initial surge of power gives him a decidedly maddened look. Marx Soul wears that expression constantly.
  • Promoted to Playable: In Kirby Star Allies.
  • Purple Eyes: Not mismatched, as commonly depicted in fan art. Of course, said fanart could be giving him Mismatched Eyes to signify his insanity or to simply match the colors on his hat.
  • Rain of Arrows: More like a stream of arrows, but still, this is one of his moves. He can use it in Star Allies if he's infused with electric power.
  • Redemption Demotion: While "redemption" may be a stretch, it's actually subverted. He has many of the same abilities in Kirby Star Allies that he did in Kirby Super Star, but most of them are now locked to friends' Elemental Powers, keeping him from being able to use all of them at once.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: One possible interpretation of his sudden team-up in Star Allies. His true alignment remains dubious at best, but upon re-uniting with Kirby and co., he seems more interested in messing with people in general than full-scale domination.
  • The Sociopath: Manipulated the sun and moon into fighting, stole Kirby's wish so he can cause all the mischief he wants, and abandoned Kirby to die in space, all with a big smile. Reappears in Star Allies as a helper solely because his own life is in danger if he doesn't.
  • Super Spit: He can spit freeze bombs. He can also do this in Star Allies, with him now able to drop different elemental bombs.
  • Teleport Spam: Frequently moves around by teleporting.
  • Through His Stomach: His Ultimate Choice description states that "he'll be your buddy as long as you keep him well-fed."
  • Token Evil Teammate: While he is a playable character in Kirby Star Allies, the Japanese text hints that he has not actually turned over a new leaf and that he is only pulling an Enemy Mine for his own personal gain.
  • Tom the Dark Lord: Named "Mark" in Japanese and Italian, also called "Max" in French and German.
  • True Final Boss: Marx Soul is this in Ultra.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Last seen falling into Nova with enough force to blow it up, and, if you count Ultra's The True Arena, having his soul split in half and explode as he screams in agony. Aside from his various cameos, in Kirby Star Allies, not only is he seemingly none the worse for wear, but he still has at least some, if not all, of his powers that he gained from Nova.
    • Word of God heavily implies that the events of the True Arena are non-canon, while his role in Star Allies suggests that Marx surviving his collision with Nova is canon. Make of that what you will.
  • Villainous Friendship: Heavily implied to have one with Magolor.
  • Weaponized Ball: His playable appearance in Star Allies has him using his beach ball more extensively for his unwinged moves, whether it be kicking it into enemies or rolling around atop it. The ball normally explodes like the Bomb ability, but they'll bounce off surfaces and will only go boom if it hits an enemy, a switch or something (normally) destructible. He even uses it to channel Elemental Powers with the help of allies.
  • Wicked Heart Symbol: Once he gains power from Nova, he gains hearts on many parts of his body, especially his glistening wings. Did we mention that he's a psychotic, deceptively cute monster who manipulated Kirby into helping him gain said power?

    Gryll 

Debut: Kirby's Super Star Stacker

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"Hey hey hey! Are you truly so strong? I'm gonna give it a try!"

An antagonist and Final Boss of Super Star Stacker, who roams the outer space looking for the planets' best Star Stacker to challenge them - and whose attention turns towards Planet Popstar and Kirby.


    Drawcia 

Debut: Kirby: Canvas Curse

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The Big Bad and Final Boss of Kirby: Canvas Curse, she's a Wicked Witch who wanted a land of paint and carried out her wish by turning Dream Land into a painting. Her true form is that of an unknown painting that she was created from.


  • Amazing Technicolor Battlefield: The place where you battle her (The World of Drawcia) has its background distorting constantly, and becomes even crazier as Drawcia Soul.
  • Art Initiates Life:
    • She creates clones of Paint Roller, Kracko, and King Dedede to serve her as part of boss mini-games at the end of the seven levels before her.
    • One of her attacks in her first boss form is to draw paintings of enemies that you're forced to defeat.
  • Baleful Polymorph: In the opening, she turns Kirby into a helpless ball.
  • Battle Boomerang: Drawcia Soul opens up to shoot out several boomerangs of paint which then return inside her, much like Marx.
  • Big Bad: Of Canvas Curse.
  • Bouncing Battler: Drawcia Soul has an attack where she jumps into the background, then slowly jumps closer to the foreground before appearing from above to smash Kirby.
  • The Cameo:
    • In Super Star Ultra, she's one of the cards in the Card Swipe minigame.
    • In Triple Deluxe, she's one of the Stone forms, alongside Dark Nebula.
    • She appears as a secret figurine in Rainbow Curse and a sticker in Planet Robobot.
    • In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, she appears as a high-grade gear for the Beam Mage, with the Magical Paintbrush for his staff.
  • Death from Above: One of Drawcia Soul's attacks has her summoning a rain of paint from above. This can be blocked with your paint lines.
  • Deflector Shields: She's constantly protected by a mirror-like shield that prevents her from being tackled by Kirby or tapped by the stylus. To break it, you have to deflect her shots back at her by drawing a rainbow line. After a few strikes from Kirby, she'll regenerate the shield.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Subverted; she's said to be a painting that came to life, which is not too strange in this setting. The fact that it isn't may actually be worse. Drawcia Soul, however, is one, being a monstrous ball of paint in the vein of the "eyeball monsters" of previous games.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Surprisingly. Kirby: Triple Deluxe has a boss named Paintra, whose pause screen description implies her to be Drawcia's sister. (The Japanese version outright says that Paintra is Drawcia's sister. The English version implies that Paintra is trying to avenge Drawcia's defeat.) The mini-boss Vividria from Kirby Star Allies is implied to be another sister of Drawcia.
  • Evil Laugh: A high-pitched cackle fitting for such a colorfully designed witch.
  • Fountain of Expies: Not necessarily Drawcia proper, but almost every final boss in a mainline Kirby game following Canvas Curse shares two features that she has; a super powerful final form, called a Soul formnote  and a powerful attack where the Soul transforms into a ball and tries to either ram, slam, or crush Kirby. Downplayed somewhat with another two features Drawcia has: both Drawcia Soul and Soul of Sectonia can summon Para Matters (Void Soul summons similar creatures for its black hole attack), and Drawcia Soul, Marx Soul, and Soul of Sectonia employ an attack named Rain of Paint that causes a rainstorm of painful paint to fall on Kirby.
  • Flunky Boss: In addition to the ones she paints to life, Drawcia can also spawn Para Sorceresses (which freeze Kirby on contact). Drawcia Soul can spawn Para Matters, which will also try to freeze Kirby on contract, catch him in a fiery explosion, or sweep the screen with lasers.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: Again, she wants to take over Planet Popstar, but doesn't have much character beyond that.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: She conjures up paintbrushes for most of her magic; said paintbrushes usually disappear once she is done with her spell. However, one of those brushes did not disappear and instead flew to the player so it could help direct Kirby against Drawcia. Even as early as the game's beginnings, Drawcia will leave a magic paintbrush that you'll use to guide Kirby across the levels.
  • The Hyena: Cackles frequently in cutscenes as well as during the battles against her sorceress form and Soul form.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Even the level building up to the fight with her is insanely creepy and dark.
  • Laughing Mad: After you defeat her Sorceress form she lets loose an extended series of manic cackling that continues as she shifts into her Soul form. Once she's done laughing she lets loose a blood-curdling screech to start off the next phase and spends the rest of the fight alternating between deranged laughter and more screaming.
  • Nice Hat: A purple witch's hat.
  • Ominous Pipe Organ: The first phase of her fight has this.
  • One to Million to One: Drawcia Soul's "rain of paint".
  • One-Winged Angel: After her initial defeat, she transforms into her soul, which is a giant multi-eyed screeching ball of paint.
  • Power Nullifier: She may sometimes throw out "static fields" in the arena that prevents paint lines to be drawn inside the field. They wear off with time, or after you break her shield.
  • Reality Warper: Much more powerful than Ado/Adeleine or Paint Roller from previous games. Not only does she start by turning Dream Land into a painting, but the game's penultimate stage implies her influence is starting to spread past the region, even beyond Planet Popstar, as it takes place in outer space.
  • Screaming Warrior: When she isn't cackling wildly in her Soul form, she's probably letting forth a rather horrid screech.
  • Spikes of Doom: Will cause them to sprout from the ground after painting a single spike.
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: If she had just stuck to simple collision damage instead of paint magic and such your brush could interrupt, undo, or otherwise ruin, she would have been unbeatable. This is less true of Drawcia Soul, but by then it's too late.
  • Teleport Spam: Drawcia Soul will attempt this, though you can stop it cold with the brush.
  • Throw the Mook at Them: Drawcia Soul's Para Matters can be sent flying at her by tapping their eyes at the right time.
  • Visual Pun: Drawcia Soul looks vaguely like a painter's palette, fitting her artist theme.
  • Wicked Witch: Officially, Drawcia is an evil sorceress in her initial form, but her design and mannerisms seem more in line with this trope. Her high-pitched cackle is more than enough to creep you out. The game usually refers to Drawcia as a witch, except when you're fighting her.
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    Yin-Yarn 

Debut: Kirby's Epic Yarn

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The Big Bad of Kirby's Epic Yarn, Yin-Yarn appears in Dream Land one day out of nowhere and begins turning people into yarn before tossing Kirby into Patch Land and attempting to take over the world.


  • And Then What?: Pulls this on himself at one point in the game (after successfully taking Dream Land and subduing the likes of King Dedede and Meta Knight). He really doesn't have a plan for what to do after conquering Dream Land, but he says he'll think of something.
  • Art Initiates Life: Crocheting things to life.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: "Yin-Yarn" is actually the two knitting needles.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Performs this by turning people into yarn.
  • The Cameo: Is a keychain in Triple Deluxe. What makes his notable is that he's one of only two 3-D characters who debuted before Triple Deluxe to get one, along with Magolor. As such, he was remade in 2-D.
  • Cool Shades: If you squint enough, you can see that he wears a pair made of yarn.
  • Dub Name Change: Amoebo Amore in Japanese.
  • Evil Overlooker: He does this in the box art for the game.
  • Evil Sorcerer: An evil yarn-themed sorcerer who turned Dream Land and its denizens into yarn and aims to rule over them.
  • Flunky Boss: He can re-create Fangora and Capamari (2 previous bosses) with yarn, although they're made easier to defeat. Then he sends out streams of the Soocher enemies. Later, he creates various mooks out of the yarn floor, which Kirby and Fluff can turn into yarn balls to be tossed at Yin-Yarn himself to make him expose his weak point.
  • Final Boss: Of Epic Yarn.
  • Gag Nose: His nose is made of a big yellow button.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: One of his attacks in mecha form.
  • Martial Arts and Crafts: Kung-fu wizard weaver.
  • One-Winged Angel: After his first defeat, the knitting needles rebuild him as a Humongous Mecha tank.
  • People Puppets: Not only does he turn King Dedede and Meta Knight into yarn, he also manipulates them to fight Kirby and Fluff by attaching strings to their yarn bodies.
  • Sibling Team: The two knitting needles who are actually Yin-Yarn also happen to be a pair of brothers.
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression is a very wide grin, combined with his Sinister Shades.
  • Spiritual Successor: Of Drawcia, as both transform the world into their art form of choice (painting and yarn) as well as turning Kirby into an unusual form and wearing unique robes.

    Necrodeus 

Debut: Kirby Mass Attack

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The Big Bad of Kirby Mass Attack. He's the leader of the Skull Gang and he split Kirby into ten smaller versions of himself in the beginning, setting off the story for the game.


  • Astral Finale: The second part of the battle against him has him fly into space with the Kirbys chasing after him.
  • Ax-Crazy: Tries to kill Kirby for no real reason.
  • Big Bad: Of Mass Attack. His main target is just Kirby, though, making it one of the few times Kirby becomes more personally invested in his adventures.
  • Breath Weapon: He in the second phase can fire huge lasers from his mouth.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Delivers this to Kirby while he's still sleeping by zapping him and splitting him into 10 completely defenseless Kirbys and then proceeding to murder almost every Kirby except one that follows his heart.
  • Dark Is Evil: He despises beings of light such as Kirby, and will not hesitate to kill them dead the instant an opportunity to do so presents itself.
  • Dem Bones: Leads a Skull Gang of similar bony creatures. He seems to have no skin or anything similar, unless that seeming aura surrounding the bones is in fact something more sinewy or that nose is cartilage/flesh.
  • Eldritch Abomination: A skeleton-themed Physical God whose main body is made of darkness; his skull has three sharp horns, glowing red orbs for eyes, very sharp teeth, and a clown-like nose. And he's one of the few bosses that have been known to try, and almost succeed at killing Kirby permanently.
  • Evil Laugh: He has a deep and somewhat hoarse one.
  • Expy: His appearance is strikingly similar to Nightmare.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: In his second phase, it's revealed that he has an eye inside his mouth. It also serves as his weak point.
  • Floating Limbs: Has Giant Hands of Doom that work despite the lack of accompanying arms.
  • Flunky Boss: In his second phase, he can summon the Skullion mooks, which will try to grab the Kirbys. If they manage to do so and aren't beaten quickly, they'll bring the Kirbys to Necrodeus, who'll proceed to devour said Kirbys.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: He attacks Kirby because Kirby is a "champion of light", and Necrodeus wants a world covered in darkness.
  • Giant Hands of Doom: Fighting them is the first phase of his fight. Aside from smashing the Kirbys, they can also fire beams from the fingers.
  • Meaningful Name: His name literally translates to "death god", which is quite fitting for a powerful, skull-themed Final Boss who tries to off Kirby the moment he appears on-screen. Not only that, his game marks the time (the) Kirby(s) "dies" a lot due to the obstacles of the game (although they may come back alive again).
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: It literally translates to death god.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Can possibly be seen as the smartest villain in the series. Upon arriving at the outset of the game, he knows how much of a threat Kirby is and immediately attacks Kirby. He would have killed him right then and there had one stray Kirby not followed his heart. When he realizes that Kirby is still alive, he has his Skull Gang patrol the areas in search of him, the gang capturing nine of the ten Kirbys every time they enter a new area. And when the Kirbys finally reach his hideout and find his staff, the only thing that can turn them back to normal? He swallows his staff to keep it out of their hands.
  • Obviously Evil: The appearance of a Physical God? Check. Skull motifs everywhere? Check. Deep, evil laughter whenever he appears on-screen? Check. Technically killing Kirby nine times before the game even starts? Check.
  • Pinball Projectile: In his second phase, he can shoot bouncing energy balls.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Or "Glowing Red Eye Lights, Take Warning", as he does not seem to have actual eyes. His skull necklace has them, too.
  • Sequential Boss: After you defeat his hands, you'll then fight his head in space.
  • Skull for a Head: His head is a giant skull with a pair of giant horns and a smaller horn on top; he also has necklace made of smaller skulls.
  • The Sociopath: He is probably one of Kirby's most monstrous enemies, existing only to cause suffering.
  • True Final Boss: Of Mass Attack, with his Dragon Skullord acting as the regular Final Boss. To fight him, you have to collect the Rainbow Medal from every world, which will then reveal his hideout.

    Landia 

Debut: Kirby's Return to Dream Land

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An ancient, powerful, four-headed dragon perched up in the mountains of Halcandra. He wears a crown on his top-most head and seems to bear animosity toward Magolor.


  • Adaptational Villainy: His appearance in the Team Kirby Clash games is more antagonistic than in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, likely done as an effort to keep The Reveal a surprise for newer players.
  • Alternate Self: Team Kirby Clash Deluxe features Parallel Landia, his counterpart from Another Dimension. Unlike the noble Landia of Halcandra, Parallel Landia has abused and been corrupted by the power of the Master Crown just like Magolor.
  • Art Evolution: He has visible teeth in Super Kirby Clash.
  • Asteroids Monster: Upon Turning Red, he splits into four one-headed dragons.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Once he splits apart, the dragon wearing the Master Crown takes more damage than the other three.
  • Big Bad: Of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Or so Magolor wants you to believe...
  • Big Damn Heroes: After Magolor's defeat, Landia returns to airlift Kirby and his friends out of the unstable interdimensional space.
  • Call-Back: To Red/Great Dragon, one of Computer Virus' monsters of Kirby Super Star (Ultra). Regular Landia is red like Red Dragon, while Landia EX is purple colored just like Great Dragon in Helper to Hero. Both can also breathe fire and "flap gigantic wings".
  • The Cameo: Paintra summons copies of Landia through her magic painting in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
  • Charged Attack: When you ride on him, you can charge his star shots to fire stronger stars in a Spread Shot.
  • Cool Crown: He wears the Master Crown, an artifact created long ago that grants its wearer incredible power.
  • Crafted From Animals: In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Sword Hero can gain a sword and helmet based on Landia as a high-grade equipment.
  • Dash Attack: He has an attack where he simply swoops down and then away from the screen before coming back. Each of his split bodies can also do this. When you ride on him, you can also perform a similar ramming attack where you briefly become invincible.
  • Disc-One Final Boss:
    • He in Return to Dream Land definitely had a final boss aura around him, being a giant dragon that was behind Magolor's exile. But then Magolor reveals his true intentions after Landia's defeat, forcing Kirby and co to chase after him with Landia.
    • Similarly, in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, you get to the "Decisive Battlefield" and fight Landia EX, and the credits roll afterwards... but then even more powerful enemies appear, including yet another Landia.
  • Final Boss: In Team Kirby Clash, Landia EX serves as the final boss.
  • Good All Along: Landia is the guardian of the Master Crown and his "rampage" was in response to Magolor attempting to seize it. Magolor falsely claimed that it was a destructive beast to manipulate Kirby and friends into dealing with the dragon for him.
  • Hero Antagonist: He only seek to keep the power of the Master Crown out of the wrong (ie. Magolor's) hands.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: Well, what did you expect? Other than them giving you a ride across Another Dimension?
  • Kaleidoscope Eyes: Landia starts out with green eyes. Then when he Turns Red, he gets red eyes. Finally, after his defeat, he's depicted with blue eyes for the remainder of the game. Parallel Landia also has yellow eyes.
  • Me's a Crowd: He does just this by splitting from one four-headed dragon into four one-headed dragons.
  • Multiple Head Case: In his normal state, Landia has four heads.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: He's a hydra-like beast at first, before he splits into four.
  • Playing with Fire: Being a dragon, it's not surprising. He can either breathe fireballs, moving streams of fire, or, after splitting into four, throwing and passing around a fireball between themselves.
  • Powerup Mount: What's the only thing cooler than defeating a dragon? Riding on his back in the next level! Another Dimension immediately becomes an Unexpected Shmup Level where you fly around and shoot things with the mini-Landias (akin to the Starship from Kirby Super Star), including the battle against Lor Starcutter.
  • Shock and Awe: After he Turns Red and splits into four, the split bodies can generate electric lines between themselves in distinct patterns.
  • Tail Slap: One of his attacks is slapping Kirby with his tail thrice.
  • Walking Spoiler: Wherever Landia goes, spoiler tags follow.
  • Wind from Beneath My Wings: Landia can flap his wings to push Kirby back and fire Razor Winds.

    Claycia 

Debut: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

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A sorceress/artist character who was formerly Elline's best friend, now she has sucked all color and life out of Dream Land. She can create various clay constructs to fight for her in battle.


  • Art Attacker: Like Drawcia, Paintra and Yin-Yarn before her, she attacks with artwork - this time, it's clay figures.
  • Beat the Curse Out of Him: Kirby essentially had to beat her up in order to free her from Dark Crafter's possession.
  • Blinding Bangs: What initially appear to be her eyes are actually Dark Crafter's shades.
  • Blush Sticker: A pair of pink ones.
  • Bring It: Will perform this gesture before you fight her proper.
  • The Cameo: She's a sticker in Planet Robobot.
  • Death from Above: She may create laser drones that fire lasers from above. They can be blocked by drawing a rainbow line across the lasers' lines.
  • Demonic Possession: Those Sinister Shades she was wearing? Those actually belonged to Dark Crafter, who was possessing her.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The game assumes that she's the final battle, but then Dark Crafter shows up after that and Kirby has to beat him, too.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Elline, whom she betrayed because she was possessed by Dark Crafter. In the end, after she is beaten and freed from Dark Crafter's influence, she and Elline go back to being best friends again.
  • Excuse Me While I Multitask: She will sometimes literally excuse herself from battle during her fight, reading a book in the background while clay construct cannons fire away at you.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: The two huge hands on her scarf have eyes in the palms, though it's tough to notice. This is due to being possessed by Dark Crafter, who had the same eye-hands.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Seemingly stopped being Elline's friend at her own will, but once's she's beaten, they reconcile without problems. The truth is that she was possessed by Dark Crafter, making her invoke the trope against her will.
  • Floating Limbs: Her hands don't appear to be attached to her body.
  • Giant Hands of Doom: One of her attacks is to create a pair of fists out of clay and use them to smash Kirby.
  • Letting the Air Out of the Band: After she's beaten, Kirby and Elline (and Bandana Waddle Dee) do the usual Victory Dance coupled with the usual jingle. But then the music slows down to a halt... as something comes out of Claycia's shades. Cue Dark Crafter.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a purple beret.
  • Power Nullifier: Like Drawcia before her, she can create "gray zones" where you can't draw lines in.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Most of her wardrobe is colored with various shades of purple. She's also a powerful (magical) sculptress.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Her scarf ends in a pair of hands that she can use to create "gray zones" and some of her clay figures. They look like the Grab Hands mooks.
  • Sinister Shades: Wears a pair of purple/black sunglasses. They actually belong to Dark Crafter, who possessed her through those glasses.
  • Spiritual Successor: Towards previous artist-witch villain like Drawcia and Paintra, down to the similar name even! Though unlike them she's not really evil, and doesn't even look like a witch.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: A magician named "Claycia" who has the ability to make and shape things out of clay.
  • Tennis Boss: In order to dispel her gray zones, you have to redirect her black clay balls towards her. This will make her dizzy and open to attacks.
  • Villain Teleportation: Surprisingly, she doesn't utilize Teleportation Spam like other Kirby bosses, she mainly does it to start her background attacks.
  • Walking Spoiler: Bringing her up is impossible without getting spoilered because her boss battle reveals that she was possessed by Dark Crafter.
  • Wham Shot: Right after she's beaten, a cutscene shows her "shades" falling off and Dark Crafter forming from it, revealing that Claycia's actions throughout the entire game was due to her being possessed.
  • Wicked Witch: In a similar vein to the other art-based witches, Drawcia and Paintra. The fact that she doesn't look like a witch is actually a tip-off: she's not so wicked, because she was possessed by Dark Crafter.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has light blue hair.

    Dark Crafter 

Debut: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dark_crafter.PNG

A huge, bulgy, mound of Technicolor clay that wanted to steal color and life from everything. It's hard to tell if this is another Dark Matter spawn or something else entirely, but it is certainly very destructive.


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