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Channel PPP Crew

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Channel PPP Crew
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Artwork of Channel PPP Crew from the Kirby Portal.
First appearance Kirby Battle Royale (2017)
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Give us the best battle you can. I'll report the results!
— Reporter Waddle Dee in Kirby Battle Royale

The Channel PPP Crew is a quartet of Waddle Dees who act as reporters. They were first introduced on the real-life Kirby 25th Anniversary Twitter account (now simply known as Kirby JP Twitter), serving as a means to report on updates for the Kirby series games, merchandise and other news. They later appeared in the game Kirby Battle Royale, in which they interview various fighters, beginning with some of the Kirby clones, then moving on to the genuine article when it becomes clear who the front runner is.


The Channel PPP Crew consists of the following members:

  • Reporter Waddle Dee - Wears a bow-tie and carries a microphone. Does most of the talking.
  • Camera Waddle Dee - Wears a backwards green cap and carries the camera, with eyes that are almost always half-closed. Despite this, Camera Waddle Dee likely handles camera operator duties beyond simply physically carrying the camera.[1]
  • Microphone Waddle Dee - Wears headphones and carries the boom mic. Given the small size of the crew, likely also handles sound engineering.[2]
  • Assistant Waddle Dee - Wears a blue beanie and holds the cue cards.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

An illustration of the Channel PPP Crew from Kirby's Decisive Battle! Battle Royale!!.

The Channel PPP Crew first appear in the tenth volume of the Kirby novel series, Kirby's Decisive Battle! Battle Royale!!, as clones of Waddle Dee made by the Kirby Printer. The Channel PPP Crew report on Kirby's battle with King Dedede at the climax of the novel.

The Channel PPP Crew appear again in Kirby Star Allies: The Universe is in Trouble?!, where they provide a summary of the events of the previous novel, Kirby Star Allies: The Great Friend Adventure!, before the first chapter.



Main articles: Category:Channel PPP post images and Category:Kirby JP Twitter commemorative illustrations


Quotes from Reporter Waddle Dee in Kirby Battle Royale  
  • "This is Waddle Dee, here with news from Dedede's Cake Royale. We're live from the Cake Royale stadium. And what's the latest? Battles with intense limitations! We'll just have to wait and see how this impacts the battlers!"
  • "I'll be back with another live report later."
  • "This is Waddle Dee reporting live, here with a tournament update! We've got the scoop on a battler who's got what it takes. So, blue Kirby! How you feeling about the Qualifier Battles? Well, that says it all! That wraps up our pre-qualifier interview!"
  • "We can't wait for the Qualifier Battles!"
  • "This is Waddle Dee reporting live, here with a spectator scoop! Tell us—who do you hope wins in the upcoming battles?"
  • "Orange, eh? A bold choice—and isn't that what it's all about? Who will turn heads in battles next? Stay tuned for more!"
  • "These battles are being watched by a LOT of viewers!"
  • "Good! You're finally here. How about an interview? This is Waddle Dee, bringing you a big scoop on Qualifier Battles! We're here with a battler who's winning big. Ready to fight? With that kind of gusto, it's no wonder you're winning over fans! But it's anyone's game! Who will win the next Qualifier Battles?"
  • "Give 'em a good show out there. Can't wait to see the results."
  • "This is Waddle Dee reporting live with an exclusive interview. All eyes are now on these two juggernauts. What a team! So, do you think Meta Knight will fight fair? Are you scared? Are you fighting for glory or the giant cake waiting at the end? He appears to be speechless, folks. We’ll check back later on."
  • "Keep your eyes on the prize, Kirby!"
  • "Breaking news! Our challengers here will be going head-to-head against Meta Knight! So, what's your strategy to avoid getting creamed? Wow... I guess that qualifies as a strategy. We'll be keeping up with the action here, so stick around, folks!"
  • "I can't pick a side in your battle against Meta Knight, but good luck."
  • "This is Waddle Dee, reporting to you live! I'm speaking to the bold pair that took down Meta Knight! How do you two feel after that battle with Meta Knight? And who wouldn't feel like that, making it to the Platinum League? Stay tuned for all the latest in Kirby's battles!"
  • "Truly excellent that you beat Meta Knight. And what a scoop!"
  • "Breaking news! King Dedede will be in the Championship Battle! This development has rocked the Cake Royale! But are you two ready to win? You want that cake, right? I know everyone's looking forward to a fight they'll never forget. I know I am! Now, it's finally time for the battle. Stay tuned!"
  • "Give us the best battle you can. I'll report the results!"
Quotes from Camera Waddle Dee in Kirby Battle Royale  
  • "We're working now, so take a step back there."
  • "Step back. We're here to report on a really, really strong battler."
  • "You're on a roll, aren't you? Truth is, I'm hoping you make it to the top."
  • "I bet you can't wait for your next Qualifier Battles, right?"
  • "I got close-ups of you getting smacked during your last fight!"
  • "I can't wait to zoom in on you during your fierce moves."
  • "That was one great battle. Got some amazing footage."
  • "I'm hoping this all ends with the biggest scoop ever. You know, like you scooping into that victory cake!"
Quotes from Microphone Waddle Dee in Kirby Battle Royale  
  • "I'll be recording your battle cries while you fight. Don't hold back! I hope Meta Knight keeps it clean out there. I'm recording every word!"
  • "I picked up a lot of ughs and arghs from Meta Knight in those battles."
  • "I've recorded you in big battles, but this one will be the biggest. Just be sure I don't pick up any sounds of you getting crushed!"
Quotes from Assistant Waddle Dee in Kirby Battle Royale  
  • "Wow! It's been an excellent tournament. Keep it up!"
  • "You're tough—and I think you're a total inspiration."
  • "Just keep your eye on the prize—that huge cake!"

Names in another language[edit]

Channel PPP Crew[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ワドルディレポート隊
Wadoru Di Repōto-tai
Waddle Dee Report Team

Reporter Waddle Dee[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レポーターワドルディ
Repōtā Wadoru Di
Reporter Waddle Dee

Camera Waddle Dee[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カメラワドルディ
Kamera Wadoru Di
Camera Waddle Dee

Microphone Waddle Dee[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 音声おんせいワドルディ
Onsei Wadoru Di
Audio Waddle Dee

Assistant Waddle Dee[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ADエーディーワドルディ
ēdī wadoru di
AD Waddle Dee
AD is short for "assistant director."

See also[edit]


  1. Filenames used for merchandise images ([1], [2]) refer to Camera Waddle Dee as the "cameraman" of the crew, implying being an actual camera operator.
  2. Filenames used for merchandise images ([3], [4]) refer to Microphone Waddle Dee as the "sound engineer" of the crew. Frequently in constrained settings like news reporting, a one-person unit may handle both boom operator and sound mixer duties.