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Allies and Playable Characters
Prince Fluff

Allies are anyone who has helped Kirby before.

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Two kirbys

Sometimes more than one Kirby is seen simultaneously. Kirby was split into four separate beings by Dark Meta Knight in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, and two in The Fofa Factor, by Slice n' Splice. In the Super Smash Bros. series, different players can play as Kirby simultaneously and perform a palette swap (color change) so the characters look different from one another.

Keeby is identical to Kirby apart from color, and has only appeared in Kirby's Dream Course It is not known whether Keeby is Yellow Kirby.

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Animal Friends
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Animal Friends are allies first appearing in Kirby's Dream Land 2 who assist Kirby with puzzle-solving or by making use of his Copy Abilities in certain ways.

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First featured in Kirby Super Star, Kirby can forfeit further use of his current Copy Ability by summoning a Helper, which usually has similar abilities.

See Helper article for list of helpers

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Waddle Dee
Waddle Dee is the weakest and most common land-based enemy in the Kirby games, but in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, N-Zs took over that role and only one Waddle Dee is seen in the game. It briefly became a Waddle Doo after Dark Matter possessed it and he befriends Kirby after being freed, and joins up with the team along with Ribbon to recover all the Crystal Shards.

Villains and Enemies


Villains are plot-centric characters who go against Kirby.

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Demon Beasts

Demon Beasts are monstrous creatures seen in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, created by Nightmare to take over the known universe.

Nightmare's operations are funded by his sales team including Customer Service, his No.2 and right-hand man, who makes Nightmare Enterprises a hefty profit from selling Demon Beasts to clients for their own needs.


Most of the time, enemies in the Kirby series refer to regular enemies. These are any common characters hostile towards Kirby and have less-than-significant role in the plot.

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Enemies by threat: Regular enemy | Large enemy | Mid-boss | Boss | Final Boss

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Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright are long-standing recurring bosses in the Kirby series. Mr. Shine is the moon, whose projectiles give Cutter, and Mr. Bright is the sun, whose projectiles give Fire or Burning. The duo make a cameo in the episode The Fofa Factor of Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as Slice n' Splice's Sun and Moon Rod.

Special Roles

The Kirby series is not known for its complicated characters, but there are special ones just the same. These are characters who defy classification into straight hero or villain, and can neither be enemy nor friend to Kirby, or appear to be one or the other.

AR Meta Knight

A solitary character and one of few words, he can be friend or foe depending on what he seeks. His plans are as unpredictable as his appearances on the battlefield, which presents a powerful force to be reckoned with. Add in the fact that he zealously guards his true looks and his code of honour, Meta Knight is the character of intrigue that everyone has come to know.


Nova is a giant clockwork comet in Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. He is summoned by the powers of the Dream Fountains and has the power to grant a wish. Who he grants the wish to is not fixed, however, and Marx took advantage of that to wish for control over Dream Land.


Samus Aran is female protagonist and bounty hunter from the Metroid series, and features as a cameo playable character in Kirby's Dream Land 3 and in the Super Smash Bros. series. She asks Kirby to eliminate a group of Metroids in exchange for a Heart Star.

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