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Flamer
Name (JP) フレイマー (Fureimā)
- Meaning for "flamer"
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CategoryRegular Enemy
Approaching this spinner causes it to erupt into flames. I warned you!
— Flamer's Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn

Flamer is an Kirby series enemy that resembles an eyeball. It yields the Fire or Burning ability when inhaled, depending on the game. Flamers cling to and move along floors, walls, and ceilings. When they see Kirby or are attacked, they float into the air, spinning, then eject flames from their sides and leave a fiery trail behind them. Once they do that, flamers continue in the direction they are moving and pass through walls until they move out of the screen. They first appeared in Kirby's Adventure and have since become common enemies in the Kirby series. In Kirby's Epic Yarn, Flamers ignite when Kirby gets too close, but never leave the surface they cling to, and stop burning when Kirby moves away, however, if they are hit with the yarn whip, they charge after Kirby.

An electric variant appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It grants Kirby the Spark ability.

Flamer appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition as well. It appears in the Fighter Combat Chamber, Smash Combat Chamber, and Magolor Race 1.

Physical Appearance

Flamer is a red, spherical creature with a single black, shining, eyeball lined in white. It has four knobs, usually maroon or a darker color of itself, on its sides to expel fire. While spinning, it sheathes itself in flames and becomes a flaming comet aimed at Kirby, hence the name "Flamer". It can also be colored green, blue, or orange.

Trivia

  • Flamer's eye is similar to a Waddle Doo's.
  • The Glire, Glice, and Glunder enemies from Super Smash Bros. Brawl are similar in function to the Flamer. They are creatures with an eye in the center that also roll over surfaces, often seeming to defy gravity, by going over the underside of platforms and up walls. If a player character gets too close, depending on the type of Glire, they will shoot out fire, ice, or electricity, respectively.

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