Kabu is a regular enemy in the Kirby series of games, but has a pivotal role in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as Kirby's ally. In the anime, Kabu is an extremely old stone statue, resilient even to bombardment by Destrayers, and serves as a recovery center for Star Warriors and damaged Warp Stars. Tiff hid Kirby's Warp Star inside Kabu after finding a perfectly-fitting slot on a pedestal, and only Meta Knight and Tuff know the place besides herself. Kabu is responsible for sending out the Warp Star to Kirby when Tiff calls for it, and repairing it to full strength after being damaged by Air Riders.
Whispy Woods is a true icon of the Kirby series, and has been around since Kirby's Dream Land, the first ever game in the Kirby series. His timeless design has rarely changed throughout the series. Most commonly encountered as one of the first bosses in the games, he is historically regarded as one of the easiest, possessing a small number of easily-dodged attacks, which are most traditionally dropping apples and blowing out air puffs similar to Kirby. In certain games, he has some outlandish moves such as uprooting himself and walking about, but these occurrences are rare. Whispy Woods is featured in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as the protector of Whispy Woods Forest.