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Chilly's Dreamland is a webcomic on Smackjeeves by Ultima527. The comic is based on the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! anime, particularly the episode featuring Chilly.

After failing to assassinate his target, Kirby, Chilly is beamed back up to N.M.E. just before dissolving. Now, considered a traitor, he is imprisoned, but is soon broken out by a star warrior named Burning Leo. After gathering a team of both star warriors and monsters, Chilly, Birdon, Poppy, and all their allies continue their quest to build a resistance to N.M.E., all while uncovering a plan that may threaten the entire galaxy.


Tropes that appear in this work:

  • Adaptational Badass: Chilly starts off as strong as he did in the anime, though he eventually becomes much stronger after a mix of training and N.M.E.'s work kicking in.
  • Badass in Distress: By the end of Chapter 18, Leo and Bugzzy are both captured by N.M.E.
  • Bad Boss: Capsule J is notorious for harshly punishing his minions for relatively minor offenses.
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • Simirror captures Chilly and Bugzzy at the end of chapter 4.
    • Chapter 17 ends with Leo being captured. His crew attempts a rescue mission Chapter 18, but that only results in Bugzzy being captured as well.
  • Big Bad: Simirror from Chapters 1 to 3, Capsule J for Chapters 4 to 8, Lightning Molly from Chapters 10 to 16 and Snowcrimson for Chapter 17 up until the end.
  • Big Good: Burning Leo, being the leader of the Star Warrior gang opposing N.M.E.
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  • Broken Pedestal: Larry did not take Simirror's defection from N.M.E. well.
  • The Captain: Burning Leo, Sir Kibble and Gim were all captains in the Star Warrior military. Simirror as well, prior to his defection to N.M.E. so now he's The Captain for the villains.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: A downplayed example. Gim manages to defeat Capsule J2, but is able to rekindle his old friendship with him after he gets locked up.
  • Demoted to Dragon:
    • When Nightmare reassigns the mission of capturing Leo and co. to Capsule J, Simirror requests to continue pursuing them. Nightmare responds by sending Simirror to work under Capsule J.
    • A heroic inversion occurs when Gim demotes himself from captain to mechanic to avoid a leadership between him and Leo.
    • Lightning Molly also gets forced to work under Snowcrimson in Chapter 17.
  • The Determinator: Red Solution forces a monster to become this by making them keep fighting.
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  • Dumb Muscle: Bugzzy isn't the smartest fighter. He's even tried blocking attacks with his head.
  • Snowcrimson is intent on getting revenge on Nightmare for ripping of his design.
  • The Empire: N.M.E. has all the traits of one, dominating multiple planets and having their own La Résistance to oppose them.
  • Enemy Civil War
    • Snowcrimson is looking to overthrow Nightmare as revenge for him ripping off his design. His subordinates (Biospark, Molly and Clare) don't think it's a good idea, but are afraid to say anything.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: The N.M.E. executives don't seem to understand The Power of Friendship or that the Star Warriors are True Companions.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Prior to the start of the series, Simirror was a Star Warrior until he defected to N.M.E. After stumbling through a Heel–Face Revolving Door a few times, he eventually turns good and joins the Star Warriors again.
  • Fantastic Racism: Birdon starts off hostile towards Chilly due to him being a monster created by N.M.E. Eventually though, she warms up to him.
  • Final Battle: Chilly vs. Snowcrimson. 02 appears right afterward though, so he could be considered the True Final Boss.
  • Five-Man Band: Fully formed by the end of the Rock Star arc.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The S.P.I.F., Solar Powered Internal Freezer.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Gim is a pretty skilled mechanic. He managed to create an air conditioner from scrap while locked up inside a prison cell.
  • Genius Bruiser: Several characters, though a special mention goes out to Butterfingers, a scientist for N.M.E. who can go toe-to-toe with Bugzzy
  • Greater-Scope Villain:
    • Nightmare pops in every once in a while to give orders, but generally remains distant from the main plot.
    • Nightmare is eventually revealed to be in an alliance with another Greater-Scope Villain, 02.
  • The Hero: Chilly, Duh!
  • Heel–Face Turn: A lot of the people who join Leo's Star Warrior team later are former members of N.M.E. This includes Bugzzy, Bike, Simirror, Steve, Bow Boxer and, by the end, Larry and Clare.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Kibble sacrifices himself in the first chapter to destroy Heavy Lobster and give Leo, Chilly and Poppy time to escape. Subverted, as Kibble is eventually revealed to have survived.
  • La Résistance: The war with N.M.E. may be over, but that's not going to stop Leo and the other remaining Star Warriors from opposing them.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Unlike the other wheelies, Larry and Clare are colored green and pink respectively instead of red. Naturally, they're also ranked above them.
  • Not Quite Dead: Kibble wasn't killed by the explosion from Heavy Lobster. Instead he was captured by Simirror and locked up in the Rock Star prison camp.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Lightning Molly. Simirror doesn't believe there will be anything left of the universe if N.M.E. decides to bring her back.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Extractors / Guardian Dees, N.M.E.'s team of DNA extractors.
  • Shout-Out:
    • When Simirror introduces Larry to Capsule J, J compares him to Larry the Cucumber.
    • Simirror also calls Rocky "Balboa" at one point.
  • Standard Evil Empire Hierarchy: N.M.E.
  • Terrible Trio
  • Wham Episode:
    • Chapter 4: Chilly and Bugzzy get captured by Simirror.
    • Chapter 10 Simirror teams up with a Not Quite Dead Kibble to stop the revival of Lightning Molly.
  • Wham Shot: The final shot of Chapter 9 shows that Kibble is still alive.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: Narrated by Steve. Leo and Birdon are Happily Married, Chilly and Bow are on the verge of getting married, the Guardian Dees have formed an occupella band with Rocky, who also hosts non-lethal tournaments with Bugzzy on Rock Star, Larry, Clare, Bike and the other Wheelies have all banded together, Simirror, Kibble and the Poppy Bros are starting a new Star Warrior training camp to rebuild the Star Warrior military, and Snowcrimson, Lightning Molly, Butterfingers and Capsule J2 are all locked up, though that hasn't stopped Gim from rekindling his friendship with J2.

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