Kirby: Canvas Curse artwork
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.
Como makes its first appearance 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. The player can achieve the same effect by attacking the enemy's web directly. They grant Kirby no Copy Ability when inhaled in this game and in all of its subsequent appearances.
Como reappears in Kirby: Canvas Curse. In this title, Como retains many of its forms of attack from its previous appearance. However, in this and all subsequent releases, Como is unable to spit webbing.
Como returns in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where it retains its appearance and behavior from Kirby: Canvas Curse. In this game, Como appears in the Item Challenge. Large variants of Como also make their debut in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Como returns again, retaining its behaviors and appearance from the previous title. However, in this game, some Comos swing on their web strands in a circular motion. It is also possible to cut Como's web strand in this game, causing it to comically fall to the ground defeated.
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Como is extremely rare, only appearing in Stage 7 of Gigabyte Grounds.
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.
The name Como comes from the Japanese word 'kumo' (クモ), meaning spider.