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Barbar

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Barbar
KRtDLD Barbar screenshot.png
Screenshot of Barbar from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.
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First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other game(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Iron Barbar, Land Barbar, Gaveela
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Barbar[Japanese title] is a gigantic aquatic eel-like creature who likes to reside in holes in the wall and reach out to try and eat Kirby and his friends if they try to swim past. All Barbars are large, though some are bigger than others, a few much so. Barbar is completely invulnerable to attack, so it must be treated as a course obstacle to avoid rather than something to fight. If Kirby gets sucked into its mouth, the player needs to shake the controller or mash the stick to get Kirby out again.

Barbar first appeared in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and has since reappeared in a handful of other 2.5-D Kirby games. It has a few relatives, namely the Hypernova-inhalable Land Barbar and the lava-dwelling Iron Barbar.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Barbar debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, first appearing (and primarily being found in) stages in Onion Ocean. It also appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

A relative of the Barbar, the Iron Barbar, lives exclusively in stages 1 and 3 of Dangerous Dinner on Halcandra, and lies in wait in lava beds.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Barbar can be found in the following levels and stages:

Barbar locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Cookie Country No No No No No N/A
Raisin Ruins No No No No No N/A
Onion Ocean No Yes No Yes No N/A
White Wafers No No Yes No No No
Nutty Noon No No No No No No
Egg Engines No No No Yes No No
Dangerous Dinner No No No N/A N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Kirby encounters a Barbar in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Barbar also makes an appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, reprising its role from its previous appearance. In that game, it will often lunge further, though slower, and can appear in the background lunging into the foreground.

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Barbar can be found in the following levels and stages:

Barbar locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 (EX) Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields No No No No No No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No No No No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No No No No No No N/A
Wild World No Yes No No No No Yes N/A
Endless Explosions No Yes No No No No No N/A
Royal Road No No No No No No No No

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Barbar reappears in Kirby: Planet Robobot, functioning the same as it did in its previous appearances. It only makes an appearance in Stage 7 EX of Access Ark.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バルバル
Barubaru
Barbar
Possibly from a partial repetition of「バルキー」(barukī, bulky)