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These are recommendations made by tropers for Fan Fics, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be zapped. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

Do warn when a fanfic may head into non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Make A Friend by FierySprites

  • Recommended by Phoenix Fire 69
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: A series of Kirby fics set in the same universe, starring Kirby, his many allies, and their bonds across a wide variety of adventures. A sassy Kirby and a friendly Dedede take center stage, alongside Adeleine, Ribbon, and a whole host of friends from a universe encompassing the Gamble Galaxy and beyond...
  • Comments: Very well written, and offers interesting headcanons about Kirby's world.
  • Can also be found here.

A Small Gift by Zaffreglow

  • Recommended by The_Cosmic_Troper
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What happened to Magolor between the events of Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection.
    • This story is amazingly descriptive and well written, as it details exactly what the author thinks happened in between the two games. It's simply magical, and a must read, especially for Magolor fans!
  • Has an equally amazing sequel! and it's also complete!

Warrior's Secret by Ivyna J. Spyder

  • Recommended by Netbug and Katana Cat
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "A year after Nightmare's defeat, news of a dark army shatters the short time of peace. Meta Knight leads Kirby and his comrades on another desperate journey to defeat him once and for all. Will uncovering Kirby's secrets be the key?"

The Dream Land Story by GameTrekker

  • Recommended by Firekid 2
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Popopo lived a peaceful life on the planet Dreamland, until the hostile takeover of King Dedede. Follow him though his trials as he becomes a star warrior in this interesting AU look into the Kirby universe

Naraku VS Kirby by Kinkatia (Crossover with Inuyasha)

To Find Oneself by Curimuch

  • Recommended by She Who Chews Gum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Kirby's simple personality and way of life pass onto Metaknight with a single playful action from the child warrior. Was it just what Metaknight needed? Or was a balance in the world broken by this?"

Galacta: The story of Galactic Knight by Zero-Three

  • Recommended by warpy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: What if Galacta Knight of KSSU was in the plot of the show? What would his story be – his ties with Meta Knight and the Galaxy Soldier Army? This is primarily a Kirby show/Kirby Super Star Ultra game crossover, set in the show's universe.

Any Wish by DoceoPercepto

  • Recommended by BabyCharmander and warpy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Funny, how wishes can change. Marx's life, before he wished to control Popstar - from his PoV. 'Scuz the general crappiness.

Through the Flames of Revenge by DragoonMach5

  • Recommended by Spideymonfan 101
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shortly after his defeat, Magolor ends up in the inferno. He meets and befriends Marx and other villains who have all fallen to Kirby's skill. As they band together to gain the keys to a second chance on the surface, secrets are revealed, souls are unbound, and the past comes back to haunt both Magolor and Marx.

Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Odyssey of Dreams by [Chrono Weapon]

  • Recommended by Spazzyboy
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Taking place one year after Nightmare's defeat, Cappy Town is visited by a jester named Marx who intends to rule with eight ancient mystical stones called Dream Stones. Meanwhile, a force far more terrible than Nightmare arrives, known as Dark Matter. Kirby sets out with friends to locate all the Dream Stones to hopefully defeat Marx, the Dark Matter and even a mechanical clone!
  • Comments: A lot of fun to read with its truckload of continuity nods to the games. Interestingly, it takes more from the English 4Kids dub then the original Japanese one unlike most fanfics of the anime.

It's just play by Cryssy-miu

  • Recommended by Readrunners
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In a typical training session with Meta Knight, Kirby decides to change his training a little bit...nonslash, just fatherly affection.
  • Comments: Cuteness overload.

Kirby of the Stars: The After Story by Leer Justice

  • Recommended by Misterian, berg8793
  • Status: Dormant; last updated October 2018
  • Synopsis: Taking place after Nightmare's defeat by Kirby in the anime, Kirby's adventures continue as the game storylines are entwined into his life. Kirby meets new friends, foes, and foes turned into friends throughout his new adventures.
  • Comments: Although it follows the anime continuity to some extent, this fic is actually a series of story arcs that are written somewhat as novelizations of many of the Kirby games. These story arcs are expanded upon to allow for great character development, especially for Kirby, who in some ways gradually becomes somewhat wiser and more mature as the story progresses, yet also consistently remains the innocent and adorable Kid Hero we all know and love in the process. This story is currently undergoing a rewrite, with the first chapter of the rewrite posted on April 27th, 2017.

The Saucy Tale of Meta Knight's Cooking by Alter ID

  • Recommended by Pizzadna
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Meta Knight overhears his apprentices insult his cooking, and prepares an applicable punishment for their rudeness. Drawn from an episode of the dub."
  • Comments: The story is absolutely hilarious as Sword and Blade try to avoid everyone's shenanigans. Their escape attempts build up the story well and the dinner scene has left several reviewers in stitches. Chapter 2 presents a surprisingly intelligent Crack version of the same story.

Prince of Demonbeasts by Cosmicgiraffe

  • Recommended by Magnus Force and 1Thunderfire
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: "Why did he look upon the GSA so highly? Did he really believe they were fighting for justice? While they saved the lives of all other races, they murdered his kind upon sight... and it was the pain and suffering of demon beasts that bled upon battlefields..." Meta Knight's personal fight for glory and honor... all the while, struggling to hang on to his past...
  • Comments: Brilliantly unique interpretation of Meta Knight as the most worthy creation of Nightmare before he absconded to the GSA. Meta Knight goes through a hell of a lot and cannot tell his companions that he is in fact a demonbeast. Even so, he is worthy of Galaxia. Loads of action and emotion, well worth the read.

Kirby! Dreamland Chronicles by SilverWarriorWolf

  • Recommended by TheCosmicPenguin
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: (From the author) "AU. Kirby is a little Star Warrior living out his life in Dreamland. Follow his adventures as he faces his foes, makes new friends, and does everything he can to keep his beautiful home at peace."
  • Comments: The story makes superb use of all the characters and is written in an episodic style. There are a few non-canon OCs, but they are thoughtfully contrived and do not detract from the story in any way. Definitely has some clever twists thrown in as well.

Ice Sculpture by MTStarCosmic

  • Recommended by 1Thunderfire
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A one-shot character study concerning King Dedede, how he has matured over the years, how he feels about his kingship (being quite ashamed of his old behaviour) and crucially, how he feels about his one-time archenemy, Kirby.
  • Comments: This is a beautifully written one-shot and it gives a very clear and fascinating insight into how King Dedede sees himself and how he views Kirby. You can really sympathise with him and you know he isn't really that much of a bad guy after all. Also has a lovely, heartwarming ending.

Kirby's Dream Café: Robobot Mall

  • Recommended by Kolasto
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Kirby loves his café, but an evil corporation threatens to take it down! Will he and his friends make it through? Coffee shop AU for Planet Robobot, spoilers for the entire game and the whole franchise. Original Idea and suggestions by radiantseraphina.
  • Comments: The story is very well-written, and the story of the game is beautifully translated into this AU. The story does have its funny moments and it does need some grammar work, some missing periods here and there, but all in all, it's a great story.

On the Loose by TheRechercheRambler

  • Recommended by bubbyboytoo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the wake of Pop Star's recovery from roboticization, Galacta Knight's crystal prison unexpectedly crashes down onto the planet, releasing him. When our heroes discover that the powerful warrior is at large on their world, they decide they must find Galacta Knight, and stop him before he decides to live up to his fearsome reputation.

The Return of Susie by Bunny-Kirby

  • Recommended by Tropemaster849
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Susie returns to take revenge on Kirby after Planet Robobot. However, when Kirby gets sent the anime universe, he teams up with his other self and other friends to take Susie down.
  • Comments: The grammar could use work, but this is a fun story the whole ride through. Both universe mesh together well and even brings in suprise characters Magolor, Taranza, and the Squeaks to make a fun story even better.

The Galactic Knightmare by My5cookies

  • Recommended by Zum1UDontNo
  • Status: Dormant; last updated December 2018
  • Synopsis: The universe entered a state of peace after the defeat of Nightmare. But when Nightmare discovers a way to resurrect himself faster than any other he's tried in the past, old and new faces must ban together to stop the incoming threat before he can regain his full power. But in the the biggest threat to peace really Nightmare after all?
  • Comments: Combining both the game and anime universes, this fic does its very best to make sure every character, from Nightmare to Magalor to Drawcia, get their moment in the spotlight.

Lost Stars by ShannonTheArt

  • Recommended by Tropemaster849
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: After the events of Kirby Star Allies, Kirby remembers the four foes he had fought on his adventure; The three jambastion mages, Francisca, Flamberge, and Zan Partizanne, as well as their leader, Lord Hyness, and sets out into space to find them.
  • Comments: Why couldn't the real game have something like this?! In spite of the grammar issues, this fic is incredibly heartwarming. From Kirby going out to find people who tried to kill him, to the mages' relationship with each other. A very good read, especially if you are fans of Jambastion mages.

Star Allies, Unite! by FierySprites

  • Recommended by OwlsCantRead
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Hyness's prayers have opened a rift between time and space—and it just may end up tearing the whole Gamble Galaxy apart. It's up to the Star Allies to dive into the depths of darkness and save the universe once again – and maybe this time, they can help create the happiest ending of all. Another Dimension awaits!
  • Comments: A novelization of the extra mode in Kirby Star Allies, Heroes in Another Dimension. The author does a fantastic job of giving Kirby and his Star Allies great banter between them by interchanging the viewpoint of the experience between every single Dream Friend in the game, including that of the Jambastion Mages, allowing them all to have A Day in the Limelight as they trek through the vibrant world of Another Dimension. If you love interactions between characters from different Kirby games as they venture on a grand adventure, then this is for you.
  • Can also be found here.

Fortress of Solitude by phoelynfabulous

  • Recommended by Rockium
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A jammerjab takes on an expansion to their regular duties after Lord Hyness adopts three young girls - an ice mage, a fire mage, and a lightning mage. Their new job is to help take care of them, but the task might prove more difficult than expected given their unique situations, Hyness' increasingly questionable sanity, and the scope of their own abilities. An analysis into the backstory and lore of the Three Mage Sisters, from the perspective of a jammerjab, set before, during, and after the events of Kirby Star Allies.
  • Comments: An intriguing dive into the relationships between the sisters, and the sisters themselves as they grow up within the Jambandran Base, all while Hyness begins his fall from grace. It’s a wonderful, deep read, and if you enjoy reading about the mage sisters? Well, this is the fic for you.

scream of the years spent living by doorstopQuiet

  • Recommended by Orbiting
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Galacta Knight's perspective of his time spent imprisoned by Nova, slowly going mad from isolation and boredom as he waits to summoned for fight after fight.
  • Comments: An intriguing character study of Galacta Knight, extrapolating from the bits and pieces of their backstory that we're given.

Heart and Soul by Post_it_Notes7

  • Recommended by Orbiting
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Soon after the defeat of Nightmare, Galacta Knight manages to free himself from Nova's imprisonment and seeks a rematch against the one being who has managed to best him in battle: Meta Knight. As they train in preparation of a rematch to determine who's really the greatest warrior in the galaxy (and Galacta Knight begins to adjust to his newfound freedom), the two slowly grow to become friends. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Soldier Army becomes alarmed at the news of an old foe of one of their soldiers heading towards a peaceful planet, and hastens to protect it...

Broke His Horn by Kaissauce

  • Recommended by Void Demon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Star Allies disband after Void Termina is defeated, and everyone returns to their normal lives. All except for Marx, Kirby's childhood friend, who decides to stick around. This is only the beginning of Kirby's problems. The fanfic is currently being rewritten!

Kirby: On The Flipside! by ProminenceFlare

  • Recommended by Pksmashbros
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Ever since the Jambastion incident, Popstar has enjoyed a period of peace- especially so with the unlikely, but welcome, Star Allies having formed in the aftermath to protect it. Indeed, it’s currently a time for rest and recreation- for some. For others, it’s a chance for study and experimentation. It's during one such experiment that something goes amiss…
    Two worlds meet, and neither of them will ever be the same again!
  • Comments: A really really good Anime/Game Crossover, keeping not only the anime characters in character but the author writes the game characters incredibly well but it doesn’t have every dream friend show up immediately (As of the time of writing, Adeleine and Ribbon are only frequently mentioned and DMK and Marx are unaware of the events) putting a lot more focus on the main 4 and the wave 3 trio later on, it does deviate from the Anime canon later on, due to the Allie’s presence changing some events, but it’s worth a read just for how well the characters are written.

Meta Knight- The Last Wish by atrqaxiia

  • Recommended by Tropemaster849
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Relationship: Meta Knight/Dedede, Marx/Magolor
  • Synopsis: A Fusion Fic with Puss in Boots: The Last Wish detailing Kirby, Meta Knight and King Dedede's journey to find Galactic Nova.
  • Comments: This fic is extremely well written and entertaining, and it's not a straight retelling of the movie but with the Kirby cast slapped onto it. Rather, it's the basic plot of the movie, but with elements taken directly from the Kirby series and the various games. The way everyone was casted was also extremely fitting in ways I didn't even think about and the shipping, while there, isn't a major focus. Even if you don't like both the series and the film, I highly recommend this one.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Hey, Gorgeous, You Have Something of Mine by RadiantSeraphina

  • Recommended by Silver Cymbeline
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: From the author's summary: "There are many reasons Meta Knight can't pursue a relationship with King Dedede: his knightly vows of chastity, his inability to produce the heirs Dedede needs, their differences in status, and Meta Knight's significantly longer lifespan. And the fact that Meta Knight's woken up in some sort of bizarre alternate dimension. There's that, too." Humorously enough, the alternate universe in which Meta Knight, derived from the games, finds himself in is the dub version of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
  • Pairing(s): Meta Knight/King Dedede, along with implied Escargoon/King Dedede
  • Comments: Well-written romantic angst and nice moments of humor, this fic manages to juggle both the characters from the Kirby games and the anime, give them distinct differences, and somehow, avoid confusion when the majority of the cast shares names. The relationship between Meta Knight and King Dedede is charming and has a bit of a Lady and Knight aspect.

Greatest Warriors by voidknight

  • Recommended by kklove689
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Meta Knight, still scarred from his experiences with the Haltmann Works Company, decides that the best way to cope is to go beat up the greatest warrior in the galaxy until he feels better about himself. The greatest warrior in the galaxy, however, has other ideas. Set after Planet Robobot, this is an enemies to friends to lovers plot between Meta Knight and Galacta Knight with some thoughtful ruminations surrounding both characters and the nature of the series' side modes.
  • Pairing: Meta Knight/Galacta Knight

Webcomics and Fanart

Hoshii no Kaabii Journey Diary by Dal Sifo Dyas

  • Recommended by Twisted Midnight Dreams
  • From the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! anime, the Journey Diary of Meta Knight, Sword Knight and Blade Knight, from the day Sword and Blade swore fealty to Meta Knight until their arrival on Pop Star.

Gijinka Magolor Doujin by Janis

Gooey/Dark Matter doujin by ニトロウ

  • Recommended by roselii49 and 1Thunderfire
  • Synopsis: Taking place during the events of Kirby's Dream Land 2 , this doujin delves into the relationship between Dark Matter and Gooey, as well as an in-depth view about the species' relations with Zero.
  • Comments: This is a very somber, yet sweet story about the long and forgotten blue blob. This tells a story about Gooey's creation and his attempt to fit in on Pop Star after he is rejected by Zero. Part of the story is done in Dark Matter's perspective, in doing so, we see the horrors of Zero's controlling nature and power over the Dark Matter race. Be prepared to grab some tissues at the end of this.
  • Seconded. It's beautifully drawn and you get an amazing depth to characters that don't really have any characterisation at all in the games.

Kirby’s Knightmare by Koku-Draws

  • Recommended by JediYoshi24
  • Synopsis: This beautifully crafted comic series starts with an alternate retelling of Kirby Super Star Ultra, but by the second comic begins to delve into an expanded universe not seen before in previous Kirby installments. Diving into Meta Knight’s past, Kirby’s future, and everything in between, you’ll be unable to stop reading this series, I promise.