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Whispy Woods , also known as Whispy, is one of the most iconic bosses appearing in the Kirby series. Starting with Kirby's Dream Land, the first game in said series, he appears in a majority of titles, as well as the anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, in the form of an autonomous tree, which can perceive and produce human-like emotion with the anthropomorphic face situated on the front of its trunk. While this boss is usually the first one to be fought by Kirby, on its appearances alone, it has become quite the staple of the Kirby franchise, in the same vein as Kirby's home world, Pop Star.
Kirby Super Star
In Kirby Super Star and its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra, Whispy Woods will be first encountered in the enhanced remake of Kirby's Dream Land, Spring Breeze, serving as the first boss in the game. He will fight in a similar way as in the other games, such as dropping apples, and blow puffs of air at Kirby. He will be fought again in Revenge of Meta Knight, where he will fight in exactly in the same manner as before. As soon as Kirby defeats him, Kirby will drop down under the ground to find a sub-species of Whispy Woods named Twin Woods. It, again, will use the same techniques described above.
Whispy Woods also makes an appearance in the game Dyna Blade, where Kirby will feed some of its apples to Dyna Blade's children.
Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Whispy Woods appears as a main boss of the first world, Vegetable Valley. Here, he is anchored to one spot, and will occasionally drop apples to attack Kirby. He is also able blow violent puffs of breath.
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Whispy Woods is the final obstacle Kirby will face at the end of the Pop Star realm, in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. While the boss itself is anchored to its spot, and rightly so, as it is a tree, the foe will take damage based on the bodily extensions it provides during the battle: in the beginning, three smaller versions of Whispy Woods, called Whispy Woods Jr., jump about the stage, oblivious to Kirby, while later on Whispy Woods attempts to injure Kirby by sending out stocky wood spikes, all of which are vulnerable to attack. During the battle, Whispy Woods will consistently shake itself, dropping apples that can be used as projectiles, however, it seems as if the falling fruits were originally intended to act as one of Whispy Woods' attacks, not a beneficiary on Kirby's part. Of all of Whispy Woods' attacks, of which can all be avoided, the least significant is the small puff of air it sporadically blows from its mouth cavity, doing a small amount of damage to Kirby in the event he is in its path.
As so with all types of enemies and bosses, if Kirby is in possession of a certain copy ability (i.e. Fire, Cutter, etc.) or a combination of two, he will be able to use such powers to injure the boss, instead of the fallen apples provided, as in this battle.
Kirby's Epic Yarn
In Kirby's Epic Yarn, Whispy Woods is fought as a mid-boss in Whispy's Forest, the first stage of Dream Land. Kirby fights Whispy with his Tankbot form, using missiles to attack Whispy's body. Whispy's attacks pattern are the same from other Kirby games: he can create an air puff to damage Kirby and can throw apples, in a faster way the than his earlier appearences, though.
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Kirby Mass Attack
In Kirby Mass Attack, Whispy Woods appears as the boss of Green Grounds. Rather than his usual strategy of dropping apples, the massive tree drops huge spiky fruits which, depending on their color, may either shatter or bounce. Whispy also rises up into several segments that sprout bouncy mushrooms or spikes. These segments must be pummeled until they break, so that the main tree can be hit and defeated.
Whispy Woods also appears as the first boss of the minigame Strato Patrol EOS. Flanked by three huge Beanbons, Whispy attacks by dropping three bouncy fruits or launching wooden missiles, as well as being defended by the Beanbons and their explosive seeds.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Whispy Woods once again appears as the boss of the first level of the game, Cookie Country. Whispy Woods will once again use the initial strategy of dropping apples and puffing air in the beginning stages. Additionally, Whispy Woods will grow significantly larger once its health drops to about half, dropping enemies such as Waddle Dees and Gordos. Whispy Woods will also inhale Kirby and chew on him, causing damage, forcing the player to shake the Wii Remote to escape. Defeating Whispy Woods will cause it to shrink to smaller than when the battle started and yield the Lor Starcutter a set of Oars.
In Extra Mode, Whispy Woods (EX) has a more toxic-looking color scheme: its bark is a duller gray and its leaves have changed from green to a deep purple. Whispy Woods EX's basic attacks are more powerful, and in addition, Whispy Woods can use its roots to attack Kirby as spikes coming from the ground if Kirby's too close to the trunk.
Super Smash Bros. series
Whispy Woods has appeared in all three of the Super Smash Bros. games as part of a Kirby-based stage. In SSB, he appears at part of the Dream Land stage, occasionally blowing gusts of wind that cause all the players on one side of the stage to slide sideways. Oddly, Whispy's name is misspelt as "Whisper Woods" in the North American instruction manual.
In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Whispy Woods is found in the background of the Green Greens stage. He will occasionally blow, which will move the fighters. He will also sometimes launch several apples onto the stage, which can be eaten as healing items or thrown at opponents (this is determined at random when the apple is picked up). As the stage Dream Land returns from SSB, Whispy Woods is found there as well.
Whispy Woods makes a reappearance along with the Green Greens stage in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl, having the same role that he had in the previous game. He is not part of any new stages, however.
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A boss enemy from Kirby's Dream Land. Whispy Woods is a big tree that shoots whirlwinds at Kirby. It isn't the toughest enemy: all Kirby has to do is avoid the occasional whirlwind, suck in apples that fall down, and then shoot them back at the tree. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Whispy Woods is quite the blowhard.
This table describes Whispy's recurring attacks in Kirby's 2D adventures:
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