Kirby: Squeak Squad artwork
|Big Waddle Dee|
|Category||Regular enemy, Large enemy|
Big Waddle Dee is an enemy in the Kirby series, first appearing in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. It is one of the many variants of the Waddle Dees. It is a super-sized Waddle Dee that has made several reappearances since its debut. Kirby has to do a super inhale to inhale one. Being only large Waddle Dees, they meander about aimlessly, but can hurt Kirby if they happen to bump into him. An episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya! called Hunger Struck featured obese Waddle Dees, and was perhaps the inspiration behind these docile creatures.
Despite their larger size, Big Waddle Dees don't have an amount of health that much higher than a regular Waddle Dee does, making them almost as easy to take down. They are also incapable of jumping, but can fall.
Big Waddle Dee, as its name indicates, is an over-sized Waddle Dee. It has no defining traits, attacks, or characteristics to set it apart from other Waddle Dees other than its massive size. Its body is in complete proportion and has the regular design of regular Waddle Dees: Red skin, a peachy face, and orange feet. Because they are relatives of Waddle Dees, they give no ability when inhaled. However, they must be super-inhaled, and are a bother due to their size.
Big Waddle Dees are orange, three times bigger, and are also immune to Kirby's yarn whip (but not his Weight form). A harmless sleeping one appears in Castle Dedede and there is no way to wake it up, hinting at their laziness. Yin-Yarn drops two from the sky as an attack.
Big Waddle Dees return, now with an altered appearance. They now have a much more mammalian look, having furry brown bodies with darker brown hands and an orange spot on their forehead. Despite the redesign, their behavior has not changed, although some can be found skiing with regular Waddle Dees throughout the icy stages of Old Odyssey in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.