is one of the oldest and most frequently-recurring major boss in the entire Kirby series
, alongside the likes of King Dedede
and Whispy Woods
. It always assumes its characteristic appearance - a cottony white cloud with a ring of yellow spikes and a single (not-so-evil-looking) eye. Kracko is sometimes fought either entirely in another rendition, or has such a form serving as his precursor, for example, such as Kracko Jr.
, Mecha Kracko
, Kracko's Revenge
or Space Kracko
, but all of them revolve around hurling thunderbolts at Kirby
or trying to get at him with its spikes, and all of them look about the same as the original Kracko.