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|Island of the Lost Warrior|
|Air Date (JP)||March 3, 2002|
When Tiff, Tuff, Kirby, Fololo and Falala get caught in a mysterious tornado storm, they find themselves on a deserted island in the middle of the ocean.
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Kirby, Tiff, Tuff, Fololo and Falala are relaxing on a boat in the ocean, when a storm appears. Noticing the storm appears unnatural, they try to row away, but end up being sucked into the tornado.
The group awake on a mysterious island with their boat wrecked. They set out to find some food, and come across a cave. Noticing a campfire in the cave has been resently been put out, they head off to find the inhabitant, but they are amushed by an unseen creature. After dodging many traps and dangers, Tuff hurls a rock at the creatue, who reveals himselft to be Kit Cosmos, a Star Warrior general who still believes the war with Nightmare Enterprises is still going on. Believing Kirby is a monster, Kit grabs him and flees.
Kit ties Kirby up, but finds out Kirbys asleep. He wakes him up and prepares to shoot him with an arrow, but Kirby is too cute and Kit releases him. He watches as Kirby fishes, and begins to have second thoughts on him being a monster. Kit and Kirby watch Tiff and Tuff hopeless try to catch fish, before giving Kirby back. After, they are cooking some fish on a fire,when Kit puts it out, saying it will give their position away to the monsters, as he still thinks the war hasn't ended yet.
The next morning, Kit trains the five to become warriors. He instructs Tuff to climb a tree to get some fruit. He does so, but only manages to pick one. Kit tells him topick more, and Tuff argues. There is a breif squabble until Tuff drops Meta Knight's penknife. Kit immdediatley regognises it as Meta Knight's and then finally believes them that the war is over. The group say that, if the can build a boat, they can reurn to Cappy Town and Kit can meet Meta Knight again. They hear a boat and go to investigate.The boat actually belongs to King Dedede and Escargoon, who trick Kit into thinking Kirby and the gang are traitors, and releases his new monster, Tornadon, onto him. Tornadon's tornado knocks Kit into the forest, where a tree falls on him. Angered, Kirby sucks up Tornadon's tornado and becomes Tornado Kirby. Tornado Kirby battles Tornadon and wins, and then blows King Dedede and Escargoon into the see, where they are chased by sharks. Kirby and the gang go home on King Dedede's boat, but Kit Cosmos decides to stay on the island. The episode ends as they wave goodbye.
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- Kit Cosmos is based on a real world cases of Japanese soldiers found years later who did not realize that WWII had ended.
- This was one of the episodes with the highest viewership ratings in Japan at 7.6%.
- The original title is based on the quote by Douglass Macarthur - "old soldiers never die; they just fade away."
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