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The School Scam
The Dedede Academy (also known as eNeMeE Academy according to Nightmare Enterprises) is a school supplied to King Dedede by NME for the purpose of teaching the kid Cappies a lesson. It appears in three education-themed episodes of the anime:
For every episode the Dedede Academy appears in, a monster is always there to occupy the school. Basically, the academy's purpose is to teach the kid Cappies their lessons. Just like any school, it also has rules (with the #1 rule of respecting its owner, builder, and formerly principal, Dedede himself), though the rules are not like any normal school. The school was built at least three times throughout the series, but naturally in the end was always blown up by Kirby each time whenever he destroys the monster occupying the school.
There are three reasons why it was built; in "eNeMeE Elementary", teachers were hired by Dedede and always wore a magic hat on their heads (which was actually Teacher Creature in disguise). The hat turned them evil and they would be mean to their students, giving them overly-complicated problems to solve and punishing anyone who wouldn't follow the rules and giving out lots of homework that no one could finish by the end of the day. In "The School Scam", Tiff was hired to attempt to tame Dirk, Kirk, and Smirk through her teaching, which she eventually failed to do, as did all the other teachers hired by Dedede. The three bullies had fun causing trouble at the school until they were humiliated and insulted by Tiff in front of the whole classroom by her beating them up (don't be too shocked, they literally asked for it, and Tiff regretted afterwards). Thankfully, the third and last reason the school was built was a good reason; in "Teacher's Threat", this time, the academy was occupied by Mr. Chip (who, unknown to everyone, was in contract with Nightmare). Mr. Chip was so nice and helpful that everyone, especially Tiff, was very fond of him, and he would rather help those who didn't follow the rules with encouragement than punish them. Since he could not do anything to hurt his students, Dedede set Nekketsu on the whole school and he caused trouble for everyone, especially Mr. Chip, until Kirby destroyed the monster and took out the academy with him.