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The cuteness that is Kirby has been multiplied by ten!

Kirby Guardian is a series of animated shorts by KimiOmega based on the Kirby franchise. They focus on Adeleine and ten extremely tiny Kirbies, and each kirby has its own personality.

Each kirby is named by their personality. They are The General, GlumOne, BleakOne, OddOne, ProudOne, CautiousOne, CutesyOne, OldOne, BitterOne, and LostOne. These ten Kirbies and Adeleine get into various sorts of adventures together.

There are currently seven shorts available. The shorts can be found on either youtube or newgrounds. There are also currently 12 comics, which can be read here


This work contains examples of:

  • Age Lift: Adeleine is made into an young adult here, as opposed to the young child she's portrayed as in the games.
  • The Alcoholic: Adeleine really likes her drinks, at least prior to meeting the Kirbies.
  • Alternate Universe: Episode 7 confirms the series takes place in a parallel universe. The most notable difference is it is one where Kirby never existed resulting in a darker world where many of the inhabitants, especially Adeleine and Dedede, are a lot unhappier.
  • Berserk Button: Destroying Adeleine's art will have her come charging at you in rage. Something a family of Gaw Gaws learn hard.
  • The Cameo:
    • In Episode 2, in ProudOne and CautiousOne's Imagine Spots, Adeleine is fighting Landia.
    • In Episode 4, at Kawasaki's restaurant, Bonkers, Knuckle Joe, Iron Mam and Chilly can be seen dining.
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  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: While the Kirbies are all the usual pink body, they can be told apart from one another by the color of their eyes. The General has red eyes, GlumOne has indigo eyes, CutesyOne has pink eyes, OddOne has orange eyes, ProudOne has blue eyes, CautiousOne has green eyes, BitterOne has purple eyes, and LostOne has bright blue eyes. BleakOne and OldOne are special cases as they both have black eyes, yet they are still can be told apart by how BleakOne having Empty Eyes while OldOne is based on Kirby's original appearance.
  • Dark Reprise: The main theme gets a deeper, muffled remix for Episode 6 & 7.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: The General managed to rein in the violent BitterOne after beating him in a fight.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: King Dedede shows up in OldOne’s Daydream in Episode 2 and again on the TV in Episode 6, apparently having been stealing food again. He shows up again with a more pronounced role in Comics 5-12
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Adeline in episode 6-7 and comics 7-12
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: King Dedede is a good person, and is nice to Adeline, but was never given a chance for redemption, meaning he is scapegoated by the media. He does try to make sure Adeline grows up to be someone who is good and kind, and not someone like him who is good but gruff and insensitive.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: The Kirbys each have varying personalities, some being less courageous than the others, yet when they need to fight they instantly don their own hats and Weapon of Choice: The General becomes Staff Kirby with a hat like the Monkey King, BitterOne dons a spiked hat with a chain flail, ProudOne puts on a pirate cap to go with his sword, OddOne breaks out the bombs with an orange jester's cap, GlumOne wears a beanie ap while dual-wielding scimitars, CautiousOne puts on a cap similar to Sword Kirby and readies a shield and arrows, BleakOne puts on his own black spiked cap ready to drop a spiked hammer on baddies, CutesyOne puts on a straw hat and gets ready to fight with a parasol, and OldOne becomes Mic Kirby complete with a little white bowtie. LostOne doesn't change or don any weapon, although sparks of electricity can be seen coming from him briefly.
  • Literal Split Personality: Episode 6 heavily implies that the Kirbies are multiple reincarnations of Void that were born through Adeleine's myriad of emotions.
  • Mega Meal Challenge: When visiting Kawasaki's restaurant in the fourth episode, Adeleine orders the Bottomless Pit meal, which consist of 100 plates. Kawasaki believes this will be easy money, but soon discovers that Adeleine brought her Kirbies with her and they manage to eat all 100 plates together. When Kawasaki demands payment, Adeleine points to where the plaque says that completing the challenge means she and her Kirbies get to eat free.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Adeleine is much older here than in the games and the shorts like to draw attention to her shapely hips and bust.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: To go with his Creepy Cute personality, BleakOne points to a cloud that he believes to look like a chainsaw, and he images Adeleine coming toward the group with one.
  • Odd Name Out: Most of the Kirbies have their names consist of a compound of their personality and One with no space between. The one exception being The General, who not only lack One at the end of their name but also has a space between the two words.
  • Only Sane Man: CautiousOne and the General. The former is the most level-headed of the Kirbies and the latter is the overall least eccentric and most analytical of the Kirbies.
  • Perpetual Frowner: CautiousOne and BitterOne, the former has a sharp stern frown whilst the latter has an angry scowl.
  • Prequel: Comics 5-12 take place before the rest of the series and showcase why Adeline is the way she is in episode 6 & 7
  • Similar Squad: The Gaw Gaw family, each kid is basically a Gaw Gaw version of each of the Kirbies and the mother even wears a beret like Adeleine.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The necklace Adeleine wears in episode 4 looks just like Kirby’s heart in ‘’Mass Attack’’.
    • When the Gaw Gaws confront them, the Kirbies each turn into a stylized version of an actual Kirby ability: the General is Staff, GlumOne is Cutter, BleakOne is Hammer, OddOne is Bomb, ProudOne is Sword, CaustiousOne is Archer, CutseyOne is Parasol, OldOne is Mike, BitterOne is Yo-yo, and LostOne is Spark. Some of the abilities look different to fit the personality of the Kirby wielding them, like ProudOne wielding an elegant sabre and BitterOne’s yo-yo being more akin to a sharp spiked flail.
  • Sliding Scaleof Idealism Versus Cynicism: The series is mostly idealist, but it’s not always that happy.
    • Episode 1-5 is very idealist featuring Adeline and the Kirbies having fun together, and apart from some Squick moments, it’s all very happy
    • Comics 1-4 are a little less idealistic, showing some of the downsides of the relationship between Adeline and the company
    • Comics 5-6 and 9-12 are rather cynical, featuring King Dedede who is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold and is trying to be a good influence on Adeline
    • Comics 7 and 8 as well as Episode 6 are very cynical, starring very cynical Adeline especially in the Unreadably Fast Text end of video description for Episode 6
    • Episode 7 is cynical initially, but steadily becomes more idealistic as it goes along.
  • Squashed Flat: Happens often to the Kirbies. While they lose some blood when it happens, they often get back up no worse for wear.
  • Surprisingly Realistic Outcome:
    • Adeline lives with King Dedede as a parental figure from being an adolescent to an adult, without school or many other friends, so even though she knows he’s not a good person, his personality rubs off on her, giving her a Hair-Trigger Temper and a heavy distrust of anyone she didn’t know.
    • King Dedede stole food once if not twice. As such most people think he’s a bad person and he is used as a scapegoat by the media
  • That Cloud Looks Like...: The premise of the second episode consists of the Kirbies looking at clouds, with each one detailing an object for Adeleine to have.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Oftentimes a Kirby will be killed off then return perfectly fine in the next episode. Justified if using the logic of the games where if you can reach the angels the Kirbies turn into they will come back perfectly fine, which Adeleine probably did. Episode 7 reveals that due to the connect she and the Kirbies share, Adeleine can heal them just by showing them love.
  • Unreadably Fast Text: After every episode except for Episode 7, each of the company has a description written by Adeline. They get a second, darker version in Episode Six, showing the emotions that created them. note 
    • The General:
    Always in the front, acting as leader to the team. Since he seems to like leading and tries his best, I’ve decided to call him “The General” and the group shall be referred to as “The Company”.
    Alcohol is pretty good. Have you ever had a cold beer with pizza before? Hell yeah! I remember King used to drink a lot when I was younger and told me never touch “that stuff” and look at me now, I’m doing just fine. It’s about time I’m being taken seriously!
    • GlumOne:
    This one is always looking sad and is pretty pessimistic. He’s always thinking of worst case scenarios. I only see him smile when I’m either holding or petting him.
    Man… Life was magical when I was a kid. Nowadays, it’s just boring… Look at everyone with their “hope”, “dreams” and “high expectations”… You’re only setting yourself up for disappointment
    • BleakOne:
    “BleakOne” is the name of this guy. There’s a dark aura surrounding him. That being said, he’s just as gluttonous as the others but unlike them, he prefers to be petted on the stomach rather than the head.
    I hate having to go through the town to reach my favorite painting spot. I feel like everyone is there to judge me. They must be thinking “Oh, it’s the creepy girl again. She never speaks to anyone and only shows up on cloudy days.” Leave me alone damn it! I’m just doing my own thing!
    • OddOne:
    A rather strange fellow. His reactions are over the top and he’s always playing tricks on the others and jumping around. I’m always worried he’s going to hurt himself in the weirdest way possible. His favorite activity is headbutting any part of my body that is available.
    I don’t have to “behave” or “act classy”. What’s the point in acting anyways? Want me to fit in? Nobody wants that! Everybody just wants to be themselves. Let me act a little crazy every once in a while. It doesn’t hurt anyone
    • ProudOne:
    As confident and independent as this one looks, he absolutely loves when I play with him. The more we play, the more his childish side shows. When he realizes this, he quickly shifts his attitude and acts all mysterious again. It’s so cute!
    I’m a loner, most of the time but I spent a good chunk of my childhood with King. He was always looking after me, beck when I used to live in Dream Land. He was the perfect big brother but I’m totally fine by myself now. I still visit him to this day so he can see how good I’m doing by myself
    • CautiousOne:
    Leave it to CautiousOne to tell you when things will go wrong, most of the time he’ll be right! It took the longest time for me to gain his trust. If I was near him and only moving my finger, he would be ready to run.
    Everytime I visit King or go anywhere, I have to make sure that I’m not overwhelmed by people. I’m not agoraphobic! “better safe than sorry” are just words to live by and I don’t have the energy to fix problems caused by other people
    • CutesyOne
    Now, he is the polar opposite of CautiousOne. He always wants to be with me and starts freaking out when I’m not nearby. I would be minding my own business and notice him climbing on me. Sucking my finger helps him relax when he’s stressed
    I like to please people. I can also get attached. I always make sure it’s not too much, however. I don’t want them to be freaked out. Maybe it makes me appear distant. If it wasn’t for my prudence, I would shower them with affection
    • OldOne
    There is a charming “old-timey” feel to this one, I don’t know why. He likes the spring breeze a lot for some reason. He also loves to sing but my ears don’t like it too much. One thing I’ve noticed with OldOne is that he trips and falls on his face a lot.
    I would love to have someone under my protection. Just like King did for me, I would be there for them, play with them, teach them new things about life. There’s nothing wrong with that idea! I may be clumsy and it could be said that this s my main flaw but come on! That would be adorable!
    • BitterOne
    An aggressive bully. When we’re playing outside he often starts fights with animals and insects, not realizing he may be at a disadvantage because of his size. Even during his sleep, he’s frowning! Despite this he requires about as much love as the others, He just won’t say it and cross his arms!
    It may not look like it but I became a lot stronger over the years. My punching bag allows me to exercise quite often. I also became “grumpier” and “aggressive” according to King… Below 
    • LostOne
    I Don’t think he knows who I am. I don’t think he even knows where he is. He never talks, rarely emotes. When I think he’s finally looking at me, he’s in fact lost in his thoughts. I’m just happy the others are not neglecting him. Sometimes I would notice he’s absent from the group only to find him sleeping in my shoe.
    *Sigh* It’s ok. I don’t care. I’ll just keep on doing what I do best: Enjoy my life without a care in the world. I’ll cook, dance, shine… Anything. Sleep and observe. Observe the world, people everything! I’ll analyze and replicate anything in my paintings. I am whoever I want to be. Just don’t get on my bad side or things will get rather explosive
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Some of the Kirbies will rest and sleep in Adeleine’s blouse.
  • Watch Out for That Tree!: In her blind rage, Adeleine ends up running head first into a tree while chasing the Gaw Gaw family.