Kirby: Canvas Curse artwork
Como is a spider-like enemy that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, and Kirby: Triple Deluxe. With the exception of their lesser number of legs and eyes and an extra segment, they resemble a spider in every possible way. It gives no Copy Ability when inhaled.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Como appears in the Item Challenge. In Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition, it appears in the Wing Challenge and the Smash Combat Chamber EX (as one of Whispy Woods' attacks). Como also appears in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, the downloadable expansion to Kirby: Triple Deluxe's Dedede's Drum Dash sub-game.
Como very much resembles a normal spider in general appearance. Their brown body is divided into three segments. On the front segment it has three round eyes and a pair of pincers. On its furthest segment is a pair of spinnerets. Two legs protrude from each body segment, one on each side.
In Kirby's Dream Land 3, these enemies hang onto the ceiling with web strands. When Kirby approaches, they come down from the ceiling and spit silk webs at him, then retreat back up. If Kirby jumps and hits Como from underneath, it will fall off its web strand and explode on impact with the ground.
In all subsequent appearances, Como is unable to spit webbing. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, some Comos swing on their web strands in a circular motion. It is also possible to cut Como's web strand, causing it to comically fall to the ground defeated.
In the AnimeIn Flower Power, Tuff and Fololo got into a short argument about who should carry Kirby, who was asleep from inhaling a Noddy earlier in the episode. Their argument made Kirby roll out of Tuff's backpack and they went to find him where Tuff found him on a large spider web. Then Como came out of hiding and began wrapping Kirby in web to eat him. Tuff attempted to throw a stick at it but missed, a rock thrown by Meta Knight scored a direct hit on Como's right cheek, which made it retreat. Como's anime appearance retains it's three eyes but has eight legs like an actual spider. It is also much larger than in the games, where it is about Kirby's size.
Como, in Spanish, is a present-tense conjugation of the verb comer, which means to eat.