A character can be broadly defined as any entity within a work of art (typically fictional) whose presence drives forward the narrative of that art piece. The Kirby franchise is replete with distinct and memorable characters, with Kirby, his friends, and his enemies being the central driving mechanisms of the plots of the video game series, anime series, novel series, manga series, and more.
Characters in the Kirby video game series
For the purposes of clarity, a major character in the Kirby video game series is defined to have one or more of the following characteristics:
- Plays a significant role in the main story of a game
- Can be controlled independently by the player outside of Sub-Games or strictly multiplayer modes
Any entities which do not meet one of these requirements will not be included on this list, which includes most enemies, mid-bosses, or bosses. Examples of entities which only have a minor role in stories or minor amounts of dialogue are listed on the Minor characters page.
The following table lists every major character in the Kirby video game series (ordered by first game appearance primarily by default):
|Character||Typical role||Playable?||Major appearances||Minor appearances/cameos||Description||Notes|
|Main protagonist||(except Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe)||All games aside from Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe||Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe||The namesake of the series: Kirby is a small round pink creature who lives on Planet Popstar and protects it from any villains who seek to destroy or dominate it. In addition, Kirby also goes on adventures to help those in need, including those from other worlds. Kirby's ability to inhale his enemies to gain their powers or spit them out as projectiles makes him very versatile as the series' main playable character. His Copy Ability and other powers throughout the series make Kirby a force to be reckoned with.
Outside of player control, Kirby can be described as cheerful, friendly, naïve, and relatively carefree. He loves food of all kinds, and also enjoys singing (despite being a terrible singer), fishing, and sleeping.
|Kirby is typically portrayed as a "silent protagonist", which means that he does not typically have proper dialogue, despite being very vocal in more recent games.|
|Antagonist or secondary protagonist||(in some games)||All games except for Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, and aside from minor appearances on the right||Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Super Kirby Clash||Kirby's main rival (friendly or otherwise) and the original main villain of the franchise. King Dedede is a stout portly blue bird-like creature who wears a kingly robe and hat with a decorated belt and wields a big wooden mallet as his main weapon. King Dedede is also capable of inhaling and hovering just like Kirby, but cannot copy abilities. In modern games, he is often playable, making use of his hammer and girth to fight his foes.
King Dedede is defined by his pride, jealousy, and gluttony. He is not evil, but his personality flaws often put him at odds with Kirby, and make him a target for possession by the malevolent forces in Kirby's universe. His title of "King" extends only as far as his castle and retinue of loyal servants, mainly Waddle Dees. Despite these shortcomings, King Dedede is very strong and brave when he needs to be.
|Roles vary by game||(in some games)||Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby Battle Royale, Kirby Star Allies, Kirby and the Forgotten Land||All other games||Humdrum round creatures with typically orange fur and no mouths who populate Dream Land and other places in large numbers. They can be seen in a variety of situations and roles, with some having more distinct characteristics or articles of clothing, but the most common garden variety does little more than walk around or sleep.||More distinguished Waddle Dee characters are listed down below in accordance to their first game appearances.|
|Enemy or supporting character||(in some games)||Kirby Super Star, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Star Allies||Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby's Adventure, Kirby's Pinball Land, Kirby's Dream Course, Kirby's Avalanche, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Battle Royale, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn||A relative of Waddle Dee who has a giant singular eye in place of a proper face, and two or three eyelashes on top. Waddle Doo has all of the same abilities as Waddle Dee, but can also fire a beam whip from his eye, and grants the Beam ability when swallowed. Waddle Doo is little more than a common enemy in most games, but he has a distinct role as a playable character in Kirby: Canvas Curse, and is also a helper in Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, and Kirby Star Allies.|
|Secondary antagonist or secondary protagonist||(in some games)||Kirby's Adventure, Kirby Super Star, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby Air Ride, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Battle Royale, Kirby Star Allies, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, Kirby Fighters 2, Kirby and the Forgotten Land||Kirby's Pinball Land, Kirby's Avalanche, Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES), Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Super Kirby Clash||A masked and winged round swordsman who wraps himself with an aura of mystery. Wielding the powerful blade Galaxia, he often tries to challenge Kirby or others to sword duels, but against Kirby, he always ends up losing when his mask is cut off his face, forcing him to hide himself in his cape and flee to avoid others seeing his cute Kirby-like face. Meta Knight leads a band of warriors named after him, and also commands the futuristic space-faring battleship Halberd.
Meta Knight typically has good intentions, even if he presents himself as adversarial to Kirby. He can be described as an extreme disciplinarian, constantly working to improve himself and those under his influence, but this tendency is often paired with an inflated sense of pride and a short temper. He is among the most skilled and powerful fighters in the series, and when paired up with Kirby, the two can take on galactic-level threats.
|Main villain||Kirby's Adventure, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land||Kirby's Avalanche, Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby Star Allies, Super Kirby Clash||A flying cloaked figure with a haunting face and hands who embodies bad dreams and who attempted to corrupt the Fountain of Dreams. Kirby and King Dedede work together (albeit with some measure of misunderstanding) to ward off this menace and keep Dream Land safe. Using the Star Rod, Kirby deals the final blows and causes the wizard to dissipate.||Not to be confused with Parallel Nightmare.|
|Supporting character||(usually indirectly)||Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy), Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES), Kirby Star Allies||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby Battle Royale, Super Kirby Clash, Kirby Fighters 2||A large white and orange-furred hamster with stubby limbs who serves as one of Kirby's Animal Friends. His specialty is movement across the ground, as he has excellent traction on ice and can climb up any vertical wall, no matter how high. When paired up with Kirby, he can use a number of different combination attacks using Kirby's Copy Ability.|
|Supporting character||(usually indirectly)||Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy), Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES), Kirby Star Allies||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby Battle Royale, Super Kirby Clash, Kirby Fighters 2||A blue, yellow-finned ocean sunfish who serves as one of Kirby's Animal Friends. His specialty is traversing through the water, able to overpower strong currents and allow Kirby to use his inhale in the water as well. When paired up with Kirby, he can use a number of different combination attacks using Kirby's Copy Ability.|
|Supporting character||(usually indirectly)||Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy), Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES), Kirby Star Allies||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby Battle Royale, Super Kirby Clash, Kirby Fighters 2||A purple owl with black and white accents who serves as one of Kirby's Animal Friends. His specialty is flying quickly through the air, able to overpower strong winds and allow Kirby to use his inhale in flight as well. When paired up with Kirby, he can use a number of different combination attacks using Kirby's Copy Ability.|
|Supporting character||(in some games)||Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby Star Allies, Kirby Fighters 2||Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Super Kirby Clash||A blue blob with googly eyes and a long tongue who is made from the same stuff as Dark Matter, but does not have the same malevolent tendencies. Gooey has many of the same abilities as Kirby, including the ability to copy enemy abilities or pair up with Animal Friends. He is often portrayed as confused, and even more naïve and childlike than Kirby. The two of them are good friends, particularly in Kirby's Dream Land 3.|
|Main or secondary villain||Kirby's Dream Land 2||Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby Star Allies, Super Kirby Clash||An entity made of negative energy who can take the form of a cloaked swordsman or a giant orb with circular frills and a single eye. He has the power to possess and otherwise alter the minds of otherwise innocent creatures, and wants to smother Popstar in darkness. In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby battles and defeats this menace using the Rainbow Sword, and battles him again in Kirby's Dream Land 3 using the Love-Love Stick.||Not to be confused with Dark Matter cloud, Zero, 0², or Dark Matter Clone.|
|Secondary protagonist or supporting character||(in some games)||Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby Battle Royale, Kirby Star Allies, Kirby Fighters 2, Kirby and the Forgotten Land||Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Super Kirby Clash||A Waddle Dee who wears a blue bandana and typically wields a spear in combat. He is far braver than most other Waddle Dees, though he can still show nervousness when compared to Kirby. He is both good friends with Kirby and strongly loyal to King Dedede, forcing him to sometimes have to choose between the two in a conflict.|
|Supporting characters||(as helpers)||Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Star Allies||Other appearances vary by character||Variants of otherwise enemy characters who serve as Kirby's stalwart companions in Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, and Kirby Star Allies. Their move-sets are largely identical (with a few exceptions) to Kirby's corresponding Copy Ability move-sets. Each Helper has a chance to shine as the main player character in Helper to Hero in Kirby Super Star Ultra, or in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! in Kirby Star Allies.||Also referred to as "Friends" or "Allies".|
|Secondary antagonist or supporting character||Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra||Kirby Air Ride, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies, Super Kirby Clash, Kirby Fighters 2||A giant brilliantly-colored metal bird who has to be subdued by Kirby in her eponymous game in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. After the fight, Kirby realizes that Dyna Blade was just trying to feed her chicks, and Kirby helps the chicks find a less disruptive food source and teaches them to fly, gaining the mother bird's friendship in the process. Later on, Dyna Blade helps Kirby board the Halberd in Revenge of Meta Knight, taking a hit for him in the process.|
|Supporting character||Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra||Kirby: Planet Robobot, Super Kirby Clash||A massive clockwork star with a cat-like face and various implements attached to it. This giant ancient relic is capable of granting wishes, and tries to grant Marx's wish of world-domination, but Kirby immobilizes the Nova from within and then it is destroyed when Marx flies into it after his defeat.|
|Main villain or supporting character||(in Kirby Star Allies)||Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Star Allies||Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Super Kirby Clash||A small jester with big eyes, big shoes, and a bowtie who is commonly seen balancing on a ball. Innocent-seeming at first, Marx tricks Kirby into summoning the Galactic Nova and then steals Kirby's wish in order to gain immense power and try to take over Popstar. In his true form, Marx gains a pair of radiant wings and a scarier expression on his face, and can use all manner of horrifying magic, including splitting himself in half to reveal a black hole.
Despite seemingly being destroyed at the end of Milky Way Wishes, Marx would reappear much later as one of Kirby's companions in Kirby Star Allies.
|Supporting character||Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES)||Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy), Kirby: Planet Robobot||A sentient yellow star flanked with white spheres on his sides who can fly freely though outer space. In Kirby's Star Stacker for Super Famicom, King Dedede fires at Mr. Star as he is flying by and causes him to shatter into pieces. Kirby helps Mr. Star retrieve all his pieces from various Dream Landers to return him to his full self.|
|Supporting character||(only indirectly)||Kirby's Dream Land 3||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies||A large and chubby calico cat who serves as one of Kirby's Animal Friends. He is a jack of all trades with the ability to move quickly along the ground and perform a triple jump in the air. When paired up with Kirby, he can use a number of different combination attacks using Kirby's Copy Ability.|
|Supporting character||(only indirectly)||Kirby's Dream Land 3||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies, Super Kirby Clash||A pink land-bound octopus with a large bowtie who serves as one of Kirby's Animal Friends. She can perform a number of short jumps in the air to try and float, and can also cling to ceilings. When paired up with Kirby, she can use a number of different combination attacks using Kirby's Copy Ability.|
|Supporting character||(only indirectly)||Kirby's Dream Land 3||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies||A small green finch who serves as one of Kirby's Animal Friends. His small size makes him the only Animal Friend who Kirby carries, rather than the other way around: when Pitch tries to carry Kirby, he goes fairly slow, particularly in the air. When paired up with Kirby, he can use a number of different combination attacks using Kirby's Copy Ability, with his particular combinations focusing on strong ranged attacks.|
|Villain||Kirby's Dream Land 3||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||A nebulous form of Dark Matter which can contort its shape and possess other entities. When threatened, this cloud congeals into a separate realm (Hyper Zone in Kirby's Dream Land 3, and Dark Star in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards) which contains the leader(s) of the cloud.|
|Main villain||Kirby's Dream Land 3||Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies||A giant white ball with a single red eye that leads the Dark Matter cloud and can be found in the Hyper Zone. Zero attacks by throwing volleys of his own blood at Kirby and Gooey, and can also fire miniature versions of Dark Matter. Kirby battles Zero using the Love-Love Stick. When Zero is near defeat, his eye rips out of his body and tries desperately to collide with Kirby.|
|Secret final opponent||Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES)||Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies||A ball-shaped witch-like creature who rides a broomstick and travels through space with several small onion-shaped companions. In Kirby Star Stacker for Super Famicom, Gryll challenges Kirby to a star stacking competition if the main Story Mode is completed without a loss, serving as the secret true final opponent of the game.|
|Supporting character||(paired with Adeleine in Kirby Star Allies)||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies, Super Kirby Clash||A fairy girl from Ripple Star who tries to escape with the planet's giant crystal when Dark Matter invades, but ends up losing most of it when it is shattered by the pursuing cloud. She happens upon Kirby and he agrees to help her get the shards back. Ribbon is shown to be fairly timid under most circumstances, but will pair up with Kirby or Adeleine in order to help them battle enemies.|
|Supporting character||(in multiplayer modes)||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||Kirby Star Allies||A Waddle Dee who agrees to help Kirby find the Crystal Shards after being freed from possession by the Dark Matter cloud. His contributions include operating devices, breaking holes in the floors and ceilings to make a passageway, or driving various vehicles. He is playable in the mini-games.|
|Supporting character||(in some games)||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Kirby Star Allies||Kirby: Planet Robobot, Super Kirby Clash||A young painter girl from another world who is always seen wearing a green smock and a red beret, and regularly carrying a magical paintbrush and easel. Her paintings can come to life, which becomes an issue when she is possessed by Dark Matter and forced to fight Kirby. Without her paintings, Adeleine is fairly frail, and not great at fighting. In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, she joins Kirby after being freed from Dark Matter and helps the team by painting helpful items for them, or painting clues to puzzles. She is playable in the mini-games in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and is also playable in Kirby Star Allies, being paired up with Ribbon.||Adeleine is notably similar in appearance and demeanor to Ado, who appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is unclear whether they are intended to be the same character or not.|
|Main villain||Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||Kirby Star Allies||An angelic entity similar to Zero who resides in the heart of Dark Star. He is distinguished from Zero by his halo, wings, bandage, and tail, which turns into a green spiny appendage serving as his weak point when he is stunned. Kirby and Ribbon engage 0² using Ribbon's Crystal and defeat him in order to dispel the dark cloud and save Ripple Star.|
|Supporting characters or opponents||(in some games)||Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby Air Ride, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby Battle Royale, Super Kirby Clash, Kirby Fighters 2||Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Various clones of Kirby who share his abilities and differ only by body color. Their roles vary based on which games they appear in.||Does not include Keeby and others who only appear in strictly multiplayer modes.|
|Supporting character or antagonist||(in Kirby Fighters Deluxe)||Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Kirby Fighters 2||Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies, Super Kirby Clash||A murky gray lookalike of Kirby who was born from the reflection of Kirby in the Dimension Mirror. He appears to have all the same powers as Kirby, but is much weaker in character, being mischievous, reclusive, and cowardly. Despite this, he is not evil at heart, and helps Kirby fight Dark Mind and save the Mirror World.
In the Kirby Fighters games, Shadow Kirby serves as an boss, and always mirrors his opponent's ability.
|Secondary villain or supporting character||(in Kirby Star Allies)||Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies||Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Super Kirby Clash||A malevolent mirror image of Meta Knight who was born from the Dimension Mirror and who serves Dark Mind. In Kirby and the Amazing Mirror, he traps Meta Knight in the Dimension Mirror and shatters it into eight pieces, keeping one for himself and scattering the rest across the Mirror World. Kirby fights and defeats Dark Meta Knight several times, the second time shattering him into glass. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Dark Meta Knight serves as the surprise final boss of Dededetour!. In Kirby Star Allies, Dark Meta Knight is one of Kirby's companions, having apparently mended his ways.|
|Main villain||Kirby & The Amazing Mirror||Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies||The malevolent entity responsible for corrupting the Dimension Mirror and menacing the Mirror World. Dark Mind has aspects of both Nightmare and Dark Matter, and has two different forms, the latter resembling a giant red eye. Kirby and his clones fight Dark Mind in the mirror after defeating Dark Meta Knight, and with the help of the Master sword and Shadow Kirby, they are successful in destroying him and bringing peace back to the Mirror World.|
|Main villain||Kirby: Canvas Curse||Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Kirby Star Allies||A heavily-robed sorceress who can conjure worlds and creatures made of paint and can cast a hex on Kirby to strip him of his limbs. With the help of the Magical Paintbrush, Kirby fights and defeats both of Drawcia's forms despite having no limbs and returns his world and himself to normal.|
|Secondary villain or supporting character||(in Kirby Star Allies)||Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby Star Allies||Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Super Kirby Clash||A wily mouse thief who wears a red cloak and top hat, cut to fit his giant ears. Daroach can use a variety of weapons and skills in battle, including teleporting, tossing bombs, casting an ice beam with a magic wand, and using the Triple Star cane to throw star projectiles. In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Daroach is the main source of trouble in Dream Land, stealing many valuable things, including a treasure chest containing an ancient evil and Kirby's Strawberry Shortcake. When he opens the chest containing Dark Nebula, he is consumed and possessed by it, and Kirby has to battle Daroach a second time to free him from the evil influence. Grateful to Kirby for saving him, Daroach returns Kirby's cake and becomes an ally to him going forward.
In Kirby Star Allies, Daroach appears as one of Kirby's companions, becoming playable for the first time. Here, he has access to many of his moves as a boss from Kirby: Squeak Squad, and can also call on his Squeaks for assistance.
|Main villain||Kirby: Squeak Squad||Kirby Star Allies, Super Kirby Clash||A black star-shaped entity similar to Dark Matter who was sealed in a treasure chest and who can possess other creatures. On his own, he can transform between three elemental forms - fire, ice, and spark - and attack using star-shaped projectiles. Dark Nebula serves as the main villain and final boss of Kirby: Squeak Squad.|
|Extra Mode antagonist||Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Super Kirby Clash||Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies||Dubbed "The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy", Galacta Knight is an ancient hero who was sealed away long ago for fear his power was too great. He is repeatedly called into Kirby's universe from Another Dimension on several occasions, and usually punishes whoever summoned him for doing so. It is typically up to Kirby or Meta Knight to fight this angelic swordsman and seal him back away.
Up until Super Kirby Clash, Galacta Knight would appear exclusively in Extra Modes. In this game, however, he is known as "Aeon Hero" and serves as the true final boss of the game, taking on three different forms for various battles.
|Supporting protagonist||(in Kirby's Epic Yarn)||Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn||Kirby: Planet Robobot||A blue yarn boy who is prince of Patch Land. He is somewhat brash and cocky, but can back up his words when he needs to. He and Kirby venture through Patch Land and then Dream Land to save both kingdoms from Yin-Yarn. In Kirby's Epic Yarn, he has all of the same abilities as Kirby and serves as the Player 2 character. In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, he is instead relegated to a support role, finding items for Kirby in stages.|
|Main villain||Kirby's Epic Yarn, Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn||Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies||A sorcerer made of yarn who uses his knitting needles and the Magic Yarn torn from Patch Land to bend both Patch Land and Dream Land to his will, coating the latter in yarn. His reasons for trying to dominate these worlds is unknown, even to him. Kirby and Prince Fluff undo Yin-Yarn's work and then do battle with him in Dream Land, finishing his second Mega form off using the Tankbot Metamortex transformation.|
|Player cursor||Kirby Mass Attack||A bright star-shaped object which popped out of Kirby when he was split into ten weaker copies, and which guides him through the Popopo Islands. Kirby's heroic heart serves as the means through which the player directs the Kirbys and keeps them out of harm's way.|
|Main villain||Kirby Mass Attack||Kirby Star Allies||An undead wizard who leads the Skull Gang from Necro Nebula and tries to destroy Kirby by splitting him into ten weaker copies so that he can smother out the light of Popstar forever. Necrodeus primarily takes the form of a giant horned skull with two disembodied skeletal hands, and can fire a laser from an eye inside his mouth. The Kirbys eventually get themselves together and infiltrate Necro Nebula, banish Necrodeus to the abyss, and then use his staff to return themselves back to one Kirby.|
|Main villain and/or supporting protagonist||(in some games)||Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby Star Allies, Kirby Fighters 2||Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Super Kirby Clash||A small egg-shaped alien magician and technician who hails from Another Dimension, particularly Halcandra. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Magolor crashes his ship - the Lor Starcutter - in Dream Land, and gets the help of Kirby and his friends to get his ship repaired. Later on, Magolor takes them to Halcandra and gets their help defeating a hostile dragon named Landia. It is then revealed that Magolor orchestrated all of this so he could steal Landia's Master Crown and use it to gain untold magical power and conquer the universe. With Landia's help, Kirby and friends follow Magolor into the rift he made and defeat him, freeing him from the crown's influence.
Magolor is quite clever and industrious, but he is also rather mischievous and somewhat dishonest. In Kirby Star Allies, he appears as one of Kirby's companions. He is shown constructing and operating several things throughout the Kirby series, including a Gem Apple cart in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash.
|Secondary villain and/or supporting protagonist||(indirectly)||Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies, Super Kirby Clash||A red four-headed dragon who resides on Halcandra and guards the Master Crown from any who may try to steal it. In battle, Landia can breathe fire, conjure electricity, and cast gale winds. Landia can also split into four separate smaller dragons. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby and company are tricked by Magolor into defeating Landia for him so he can take the crown. After the treachery is revealed, Landia helps Kirby and his team go after Magolor and put a stop to his plans. Landia also appears in the Team Kirby Clash games as a recurring boss, and often the last one faced before the main credits.|
|Secondary villain and/or supporting protagonist||(in Kirby Star Allies)||Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies||Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Battle Royale, Super Kirby Clash||An arachnid mage with six hands who can catch his victims in a magic web and use strings to control them like puppets, or use magic to summon powerful entities to get in the way of his foes. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Taranza kidnaps King Dedede on orders from Queen Sectonia in order to neutralize "the hero of Dream Land", but failed to realize that Kirby was the true hero before it was too late. Taranza tries to call on Queen Sectonia to help him against Kirby, but the queen turns on him for his failures. Taranza later has a change of heart and helps King Dedede and Kirby defeat Queen Sectonia.
Taranza would later become playable in Kirby Star Allies, where he is one of Kirby's companions. He also appears as a leading villain in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, and has a more minor role in Super Kirby Clash.
|Supporting characters||Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Kirby: Planet Robobot||Small sprites with flower hair and grass skirts who live in Floralia and who were imprisoned by Queen Sectonia and her minions. Kirby runs across and rescues them while trying to save King Dedede, and they return the favor by helping him defeat Queen Sectonia.|
|Main villain||Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies||A vain wasp-like monarch who is obsessed with beauty and power. It is said that she once resembled Taranza, but was corrupted by the Dimension Mirror and eventually took control of a new body to enhance her beauty. She wields two staves and two swords into battle, and has access to a large array of magical abilities.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby battles and defeats Queen Sectonia after dealing with Taranza. In a last-ditch effort to try and defeat Kirby, Queen Sectonia merges with the Dreamstalk to become a hybrid monstrosity set on consuming all life on the planet. With the help of Taranza, King Dedede, and the People of the Sky, Kirby destroys Flowered Sectonia and restores peace to the world.
|Supporting character||Kirby and the Rainbow Curse||Kirby: Planet Robobot, Super Kirby Clash||An anthropomorphic paintbrush fairy who has the power to draw rainbow ropes and paint colorless objects to bring them to life. She can also change Kirby's shape to three different forms to help him tackle various obstacles. In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Elline runs into Kirby and Waddle Dee after Claycia stole all the color and life from Popstar, and repaints Kirby and Waddle Dee so they can help her stop Claycia and get the color back.
Elline's Secret Diary reveals a fair amount about her personality, including her general childishness, friendship with Claycia, and imaginative and playful nature.
|Secondary villain and supporting character||Kirby and the Rainbow Curse||Kirby: Planet Robobot||A sorceress who specializes in creating things from clay, which her friend Elline can then paint to bring to life. One day, she mysteriously turns evil and uses a new power to steal color from other places, including Popstar, to build a new world without Elline's help. It is later revealed that she was being possessed by an evil entity named Dark Crafter, who Kirby and Elline chase off, allowing Claycia to return to normal.|
|Main villain||Kirby and the Rainbow Curse||A malevolent cloud-like entity with a single eye and pair of disembodied Grab Hands who tried to steal as much color as he could for unknown reasons by possessing Claycia. After being chased out of Claycia, Kirby chases after Dark Crafter using Kirby Rocket and knocks the color out of him to defeat him.|
|Secondary villain and/or supporting character||(in Kirby Star Allies)||Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby Star Allies||Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby's Blowout Blast, Kirby Battle Royale, Super Kirby Clash||The executive assistant of the Haltmann Works Company and adept at piloting giant mechs or tinkering with machinery. Susie has a cold and vengeful streak about her, even when she is trying to be professional. She is also deceitful, as shown when she tries to steal the company's computer Star Dream from President Haltmann, who is later revealed to be her father. After Star Dream goes haywire, Susie regrets her actions and turns to Kirby for help destroying the computer, turning to his side. Susie later appears as one of Kirby's companions in Kirby Star Allies.|
|Secondary villain||Kirby: Planet Robobot||Kirby Star Allies||The head of Haltmann Works Company and Susie's father, though he does not recognize her as his daughter anymore due to his memories being stolen by Star Dream. President Haltmann is a sedentary egg-shaped man who wears a luxury suit, golden headpiece, and pilots a large robotic suit made of solid gold. When Kirby defeats him in the Access Ark, Haltmann tries to use Star Dream to destroy Kirby, but Susie sabotages him to try and get the computer. This rash action causes the computer to haywire and meld Haltmann's mind into its system, taking control of him and eventually erasing his personality. Haltmann is destroyed upon Star Dream's defeat.|
|Main villain||Kirby: Planet Robobot||An ancient computer which was repurposed by the Haltmann Works Company to power their operations. After Susie tries to hijack the computer from President Haltmann, Star Dream takes control of Haltmann's mind and then goes haywire, declaring its intention to end the universe. Kirby and Meta Knight have to team up using the Robobot Armor and the Halberd to defeat the computer in outer space, as it merges with the Access Ark to reveal itself as an entity similar to Galactic Nova. After a lengthy struggle, Kirby and Meta Knight eventually succeed in destroying Star Dream and undoing its damage to Popstar.|
|Secondary villain and supporting character||(in Kirby Star Allies)||Kirby Star Allies||Super Kirby Clash, Kirby Fighters 2||One of The Three Mage-Sisters and a general of magic for Jambandra. Francisca's powers revolve around ice, and she wields a frozen battle axe. Francisca is relatively soft-spoken, and has a close bond with her fellow mage-sisters, particularly Flamberge. In Kirby Star Allies, Kirby and his team fight her on several occasions, and eventually have to free her from Void Termina's innards, then later use a giant Friend Heart to befriend her and her mage-sisters in Heroes in Another Dimension. From there, she becomes playable alongside Flamberge and Zan Partizanne.|
|Secondary villain and supporting character||(in Kirby Star Allies)||Kirby Star Allies||Super Kirby Clash, Kirby Fighters 2||One of The Three Mage-Sisters and a general of magic for Jambandra. Flamberge's powers revolve around fire, and she wields an enchanted fiery sword. Flamberge is loud and hot-headed, and has a close bond with her fellow mage-sisters, particularly Francisca. In Kirby Star Allies, Kirby and his team fight her on several occasions, and eventually have to free her from Void Termina's innards, then later use a giant Friend Heart to befriend her and her mage-sisters in Heroes in Another Dimension. From there, she becomes playable alongside Francisca and Zan Partizanne.|
|Secondary villain and supporting character||(in Kirby Star Allies)||Kirby Star Allies||Super Kirby Clash, Kirby Fighters 2||One of The Three Mage-Sisters and a general of magic for Jambandra. Zan Partizanne's powers revolve around thunder, and she wields an enchanted spear. Zan Partizanne is the most senior of the mage-sisters and in particular admires Lord Hyness, though he rarely repays the compliment, often forgetting her name. In Kirby Star Allies, Kirby and his team fight her on several occasions, and eventually have to free her from Void Termina's innards, then later use a giant Friend Heart to befriend her and her mage-sisters in Heroes in Another Dimension. From there, she becomes playable alongside Francisca and Flamberge.|
|Secondary villain||Kirby Star Allies||Super Kirby Clash||A deranged and abusive ancient robed wizard who leads the cult of Jambandra and commands The Three Mage-Sisters. In Kirby Star Allies, he attempts to revive his dark god Void Termina from the Jamba Heart by breaking the seal on it, but accidentally shatters the heart in the process. By the time Kirby and his friends arrive at the altar, Hyness finds himself with an incomplete heart, and has to interrupt his ritual to try and fend off the Star Allies, but fails. In desperation, he sacrifices himself and the mage-sisters to the heart to revive Void Termina, and Kirby later retrieves them from Void Termina's innards. In Heroes in Another Dimension, after defeating Hyness in his Corrupt form, Kirby and friends are able to use a lingering remnant of their Friend Heart power to restore Hyness to normal and cause him to see the light.|
|Main villain||Kirby Star Allies||Known as the Destroyer of Worlds, Void Termina is a being conjured from chaos who resembles a giant runic humanoid monster on the outside, and possesses a soul with a round shape and face similar to Kirby's, but also a shape similar to Dark Matter and Zero. In Kirby Star Allies, Void Termina spends most of his time sealed inside the Jamba Heart, and his pieces are scattered as Dark Hearts which cause anyone they come into contact with to give in to their darker natures and be powered up. When Void Termina is eventually reassembled, Kirby and friends have to do battle with him using the Star Allies Sparkler, eventually defeating his soul and restoring peace to the universe.|
|Secondary villain||Kirby Star Allies, Kirby and the Forgotten Land||A spectral sword-wielding warrior who emerges whenever the ethereal Butterfly absorbs an entity of great power. Morpho Knight seems to only be driven by an urge to fight and subsume other entities, and uses powerful fiery magic along with the ability to confuse its opponents with its cries. Much like Galacta Knight, Morpho Knight typically appears as a surprise boss at the end of extra modes.|
|Secondary villain||Super Kirby Clash||A version of Nightmare from a different dimension who terrorizes the Dream Kingdom by summoning all manner of monsters that Team Kirby has to deal with. Team Kirby battles Parallel Nightmare numerous times, eventually cornering him in the Dreamscape. Here, Parallel Nightmare summons the Aeon Hero to try and stop Team Kirby, but Aeon Hero turns on Parallel Nightmare immediately and slays him.|
|Supporting character||Kirby and the Forgotten Land||A flying blue rodent-like creature who accompanies Kirby on his quest to save the Waddle Dees after Kirby frees him from one of the Beast Pack's cages. Elfilin gives Kirby advice during his journey, and is later captured once again, this time by King Dedede. Later on, it is revealed that Elfilin was the missing half of an invading alien life form, and when Elfilin is re-absorbed, Kirby has to battle the creature to free Elfilin and then destroy it for good.|
|Secondary antagonist and supporting character||Kirby and the Forgotten Land||A humanoid leopard who serves as part of the Executive Council for the Beast Pack, and inspires the Pack with her grace and skill. She later turns into an ally when she saves Elfilin off-camera during the ending cut-scene and then asks Kirby and Elfilin to help her save Leon from Forgo Dreams. She is also known as Carol.|
|Secondary antagonist||Kirby and the Forgotten Land||A giant bipedal lion-man who serves as the leader of the Beast Pack. Several years prior to the main story, he encountered specimen ID-F86 and was corrupted by it, leading his pack to do its bidding and learning to speak through its influence. After Kirby defeats him in Lab Discovera, his body and soul is subsumed into Fecto Forgo, and Kirby needs to wrestle both away from it in Forgo Dreams to recover the Beast Pack's leader. He is also known as Leon.|
|Main villain||Kirby and the Forgotten Land||A fractured cosmic life-form which was captured and kept as a test subject by the New World civilization after it had attempted to invade their world. Using its superb psychic power, it took control of Leongar and King Dedede and used them to try and gather labor and power to itself, as well as capture and recover its missing half: Elfilin. Near the end of the game, it succeeds at this task after a few setbacks, becoming its whole self again, but is shortly thereafter bested by Kirby and Elfilin freed. Later, Kirby and Elfilin venture into Forgo Dreams to prevent the soul of ID-F86 from possessing Leon's body, and the creature is absorbed into Morpho Knight, who is later defeated.
ID-F86 goes by many other names, including Fecto Forgo (for its larval state and its amalgam form), Fecto Elfilis (for its whole state after subsuming Elfilin), and Soul Forgo (for its spectral form in Forgo Dreams).
Characters in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
The anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya! features many characters, both familiar to the video game series and unique to the anime. The principal characters of the show are as follows:
|Kirby||The star of the show. Kirby is a small alien creature who crashed into Dream Land in order to defeat the monsters that plague it time and time again. Kirby has the mind of a small child and a bottomless appetite, but has limitless potential as a hero and Star Warrior, especially when he gains a Copy Ability.|
|Tiff||Kirby's closest friend and supervisor. Tiff is a young and intelligent girl who resides with her family in Castle Dedede. She helps Kirby by working to foil King Dedede's plans and calls the Warp Star for Kirby when he is in trouble.|
|Tuff||Tiff's little brother. He is immature and headstrong, but very brave. He assists Tiff and Kirby whenever he can, but his foolhardiness sometimes causes trouble for them.|
|Meta Knight||A veteran Star Warrior who feigns to serve King Dedede in order to protect and guide Kirby as he learns to be a hero. He has two apprentices named Sword Knight and Blade Knight and can also be seen assisting and mentoring Tiff and Tuff.|
|King Dedede||The self-proclaimed king of Dream Land who often spends loads of money contracting monsters from Night Mare Enterprises to either defeat Kirby or drive him out of Dream Land. His greed and vanity often cause problems for his subjects, leading them to resent him.|
|Escargoon||King Dedede's right-hand man and personal assistant. Escargoon often behaves cruelly toward King Dedede's enemies, but he is not quite as vain and selfish as the King, and can sometimes be seen cooperating with them instead.|
|N.M.E. Sales Guy||The front man of Night Mare Enterprises who sells N.M.E.'s questionable products to gullible buyers such as King Dedede. His professional demeanor masks a cruel and exploitative personality.|
|eNeMeE||The main villain who runs Night Mare Enterprises. He is usually only seen in the shadows, and is responsible for creating many of the monsters he sells.|
Side & guest characters
|Side & guest characters in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
|Acore||War of the Woods||An ancient oak tree who resides in the Eastern Forest, and is home to many animals, including Rick and Coo.|
|Air Riders||Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I||Soldiers deployed by Night Mare Enterprises who ride Air Ride Machines and are battled by Kirby.|
|Benikage||Ninja Binge||An unskilled ninja who comes to Dream Land to reclaim his ninja scroll.|
|Biblio||Watermelon Felon||A spectacle-wearing Cappy who runs the local bookstore.|
|Biggy, Boney, and Sleepy||Tooned Out||Three animators on contract from Night Mare Enterprises who become overly obsessed with Tiff.|
|Blade Knight||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||One of Meta Knight's apprentices, the other being Sword Knight. The two were once roadside bandits until they met Meta Knight, who saved their lives from WolfWrath. Since then, they have become fiercely loyal to Meta Knight and will often be seen by his side.|
|Bonkers||Goin' Bonkers||A renegade hammer-wielding simian who idolizes Kirby and hopes to be a Star Warrior himself. He was once transformed into a monster by Night Mare Enterprises, but was able to recover.|
|Buttercup||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||The wife of Chief Bookem. Despite having little dialogue, she is often portrayed as kind and sincere.|
|Captain Waddle Doo||Un-Reality TV||Commander of the Waddle Dees in Castle Dedede.|
|Chef Kawasaki||A Blockbuster Battle||A notoriously unskilled chef who runs the only restaurant in Cappy Town.|
|Chef Nagoya||A Chow Challenge||A wandering chef who once attended culinary school with Chef Kawasaki. He is much more skilled than Kawasaki is, but lacks his own restaurant.|
|Chef Shiitake||A Recipe for Disaster||Number one food critic and Kawasaki's teacher. A false version of him appears in The Big Taste Test.|
|Chief Bookem||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||Chief of police in Cappy Town and Tuff's role model.|
|Coo||A Blockbuster Battle||A wise owl capable of speech who lives in the Eastern Forest and can be seen about Dream Land.|
|Doctor Yabui||A Fish Called Kine||Cappy Town's only physician. Notorious for his effective but painful dentistry.|
|Doron||A Blockbuster Battle||A silent thief who spends most of his time in Cappy Town's jail cell.|
|Dyna Blade||Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure||An ancient bird who returns to Dream Land every one hundred years to lay a single egg. She is very protective of her chick and will attack whoever has caused it distress.|
|Dyna Chick||Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure||Dyna Blade's chick that newly hatched from her egg. Dyna Chick is known to run into trouble be it King Dedede and Escargoon, or at its own cause.|
|Escargoon's mother||Escargoon Rules||A kindly elder snail who lives in a country far away from Dream Land. She visits her son who pretends to be the King of Dream Land to please her.|
|Fang||Born to Be Mild - Part I||A vicious motorcyclist who leads a biker gang and antagonizes Cappy Town. He later transforms into Wheelie.|
|Fololo & Falala||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||Two small flying servants of Castle Dedede. They are allies of Kirby and Tiff's family, and despise King Dedede.|
|Gangu||Un-Reality TV||The kind-hearted but simple-minded Cappy who runs the local toy store.|
|Gus||A Blockbuster Battle||A rough-hewn Cappy who runs the local gas station.|
|Hana||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||Mayor Len's somewhat reserved but kindly and loving wife.|
|Honey||A Blockbuster Battle||One of the three main Cappy children. Honey is kind and reserved, but very inexperienced.|
|Iro||A Blockbuster Battle||One of the three main Cappy children. Iro is brave, but often foolhardy and selfish.|
|Island Sisters||Caterpillar Thriller||Twin fairies who live with Mosugaba on Embrya Island and can calm the monster with their singing.|
|Kabu||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||Dream Land's great idol and sage who the Cappies revere. Kabu has the ability to see the future, and also houses Kirby's Warp Star.|
|Kine||A Blockbuster Battle||One of the intelligent animals of Dream Land. Kine has a crush on Tiff and tries to earn her affection in A Fish Called Kine.|
|Kit Cosmos||Island of the Lost Warrior||A retired Star Warrior who resides on a deserted island. He is extremely paranoid, and initially believes Kirby to be a monster.|
|Knuckle Joe||Here Comes the Son||A young monster hunter and the son of a legendary Star Warrior who fell during the war with N.M.E. He is extremely headstrong, but also a very skilled and cunning fighter.|
|Lady Like||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||A ditsy noblewoman who lives in Castle Dedede. She is Tiff and Tuff's mother and the wife of Sir Ebrum.|
|Mabel||Dark and Stormy Knight||A Cappy Town resident who counsels the villagers in the guise of reading their fortune. She has a close relationship with Samo.|
|Mayor Len Blustergas||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||The mayor of Cappy Town who represents the villagers and looks after a flock of sheep.|
|Melman||Kirby's Duel Role||The town mailman; often seen asleep.|
|Mr. Chip||Teacher's Threat||A passionate contract teacher who is sent by Night Mare Enterprises to harass the students at Dedede Academy, but cannot bring himself to harm them.|
|Pengy||The Chill Factor||The leader of the Pengy tribe. He has the ability to breathe ice and attempts to take over Dream Land by turning it into a permanent tundra.|
|Princess Rona||A Princess in Dis-Dress||An alien princess who visits Dream Land disguised as her personal bodyguard. She identifies with the commoners and is skilled with a sword.|
|Professor Curio||A Blockbuster Battle||Cappy Town's resident archaeologist. While knowledgeable, he is very meek and insecure.|
|Rick||A Blockbuster Battle||One of Dream Land's intelligent animals. He can be seen wandering Dream Land and conversing with the villagers, and lives in the Eastern Forest in Acore.|
|Rowlin||A Novel Approach||A famous author who wrote the best-selling book "Pappy Pottey and the Fool's Stone". She is impersonated by a monster in A Novel Approach.|
|Samo||A Blockbuster Battle (Japanese version)||The bartender of Cappy Town. He gathers gossip from his customers and delivers it to Mabel to help with her fortune telling.|
|Sir Ebrum||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||King Dedede's cabinet minister, the father of Tiff and Tuff and husband of Lady Like. He is a very timid and nervous man.|
|Sir Gallant||One Crazy Knight||A wandering quixotic knight who believes himself to be a comic book hero.|
|Sirica||Crusade for the Blade||A young alien warrior who once battled Meta Knight for the Galaxia over a misunderstanding. She is a potent fighter who wields a weapon stolen from N.M.E.|
|Spikehead||A Blockbuster Battle||One of the three main Cappy children. He loves to play games and can be very impatient.|
|Sword Knight||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||One of Meta Knight's apprentices, the other being Blade Knight. The two were once roadside bandits until they met Meta Knight, who saved their lives from WolfWrath. Since then, they have become fiercely loyal to Meta Knight and are often seen by his side.|
|Tokkori||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||A cantankerous little talking bird who lives with Kirby in his house. He often rubs other characters the wrong way, but is not bad at heart.|
|Tuggle||Dark and Stormy Knight||A cranky Cappy who runs the grocery store.|
|Waddle Dees||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||The tireless servants of Castle Dedede, who number in the thousands. They are usually silent, and obey King Dedede and his subordinates in exchange for living in the castle.|
|Whales||A Whale of a Tale||A giant sperm whale and calf who visit Dream Land and are harassed by King Dedede.|
|Whispy Woods||Beware: Whispy Woods!||A sentient tree who resides over Whispy Woods Forest. King Dedede often tries to chop him down in order to destroy the forest and build a golf course.|
|Yamikage||Ninja Binge||A treacherous ninja warrior who used to be a Star Warrior. He is prideful and cruel.|
Characters in the Kirby novel series
There are a variety of characters featured in the Kirby novel series. Most of said characters originate from the overall game series, fleshed-out appropriately within literature. There are several unique characters as well, exclusive to the novels. The key characters of the novels are as follows:
|A pink puffball with the ability to wield Copy Abilities by inhaling certain creatures. He is very naïve and oftentimes becomes distracted by the thought of food, sometimes making it his priority even in dire situations. However, he will toughen up and stand up for his friends when necessary.|
|The self-proclaimed short tempered king of Dream Land. He is selfish and often treats his servant Waddle Dee harshly when upset. He also sees Kirby as his rival and does not take kindly to his presence. Deep down, he genuinely cares for the puffball, but rarely openly admits it.|
|A mysterious caped swordsman who wears a mask at all times. He is respectful and skilled with his blade, but has a short temper which can easily be set off if he is humiliated in any way. Although his true motives are usually unknown, he will step up to help his friends when they need him.|
|A timid Waddle Dee prone to worry who is deeply loyal to King Dedede as his servant, despite the faulty treatment he receives in return. He is best friends with Kirby despite the rivalry between Dedede and the puffball. He often must switch between sides unknowingly to keep things from spiraling out of control. He is willing to help his friends when possible, and quick to finish a requested task.|
Guest & recurring side characters
|Guest & recurring side characters in the Kirby novel series|
|Character||Exclusive to novels?||Appears in||Description|
|Kirby Meets the Squeak Squad!|
|Kirby and the Dangerous Gourmet Mansion?!||A gourmet who moved to Dream Land and built a mansion heavily inspired by sweets. She is often selfish and extremely picky about what food she is served, prone to overreact when her expectations are not precisely met.|
|Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!||Three siblings who become determined to eat the tastiest fruits in the universe and seek to become notorious for their carefully crafted schemes.|
|Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!||An old man claiming to be the guardian of the "Gloomy Woods" area within Dream Land. In reality, he is a fickle thief whose priority is to become rich.|
- A "guest character" is considered to be a novel exclusive character, who usually only makes an appearance in a single volume and drives the plot forward in some significant way.
- A "recurring side character" is considered to be a character who usually is originally from the games, and appears at least twice over in the series, even if their role is insignificant.
Characters who deviate from these guidelines are considered minor characters, and are covered on this page.
Characters in the Kirby manga series