Kirby Super Star Ultra artwork
Iron Mam is a mid-boss in Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. Iron Mam looks somewhat like an armored baby, with spiked balls for shoulder pads. Iron Mam attacks by using the two fist-like balls at her sides. She gives the Fighter ability when swallowed. Sometimes, she'll jump and make two stars at her sides which Kirby can inhale (though the stars only appear in the remake).
Iron Mam also appears as the final competitor in Megaton Punch.
- Iron Mom was likely named Iron Mam (likely pronounced "Iron Ma'am") in the English translation of Kirby Super Star Ultra to make a pun on Iron Man, a Marvel Comics super hero.
- Notably, Iron Man is the protagonist of his franchise wearing a metal suit. Iron Mam's face bears a striking resemblance to Kirby's -- Kirby is obviously the protagonist of the series -- and Iron Mam wears a metal suit.
- Iron Mam seems to resemble Kirby, or even Waddle Dee with armor.
- Jukid, another mid-boss of Kirby Super Star, acts very similarly in attack pattern.
- Also, both Jukid and Iron Mam have detached hands.