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.
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.
Escargoon is King Dedede's witty sidekick and assistant in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He has unwavering loyalty to Dedede, but not so much in the way of true respect, as Dedede treats him as his personal punching-bag for just about anything. Not truly as cruel-hearted or as subservient as Dedede and himself would like people to believe, he actually holds little grudge against Kirby, and goes against him only because Dedede asks him to do so. When not bickering or fighting with Dedede, Escargoon is somewhat reliable in helping the King carry out his plans, until his plans go awry anyway.
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.
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.