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Dedede Clone

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Dedede Clone
KPR Dedede Clone.png
Dedede Clone, as it appears just after forming from the blob.
Details
First game Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Copy Abilities Beam (Shining Hammer, Dedede Clone 2.0 only)
Relative(s) King Dedede
Dedede Clones & D3
Similar to Team DDD
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Don't worry, though! This next one should quash your rebellion. He was created from the latest in nanogenetic technology. He's ruthless. He's driven. He's...a clone of royal proportions! Heehee! And it seems he has a long-standing grudge against you! Get ready for... Model #D-0030 Dedede Clone! Here, see that little pink nuisance? Destroy it!
— Susie in Kirby: Planet Robobot

Dedede Clone is a boss fought in Kirby: Planet Robobot, appearing as the boss of Rhythm Route and is also fought in The Arena. It was created by the Haltmann Works Company using King Dedede's DNA, and filled with an urge to destroy Kirby.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Dedede Clone first appears at the end of the Rhythm Route, appearing as a small purple blob inside a test tube held by Susie. Susie introduces it to Kirby, giving it the full designation Model #D-0030 Dedede Clone. She unleashes the clone from its test tube and gets away using her helicopter drone, leaving the clone to deal with Kirby.

Boss Fight[edit]

Susie somehow managed to acquire DNA from King Dedede, one of the strongest life-forms on the planet, in order to create this clone. It has the voice and look of the original Dedede...and may be even more powerful.
— Vs. Dedede Clone Pause Screen description in Kirby: Planet Robobot (American English version)
Susie somehow managed to acquire DNA from King Dedede, one of the strongest life-forms on the planet, in order to create this monster. It has the voice and look of the original Dedede...and may be even more powerful.
— vs Dedede Clone Pause Screen description in Kirby: Planet Robobot (British English version)

The following lists all of Dedede Clone's attacks in Kirby: Planet Robobot. Attack names are either taken from official Japanese strategy guides or are derived from other characters' attacks or from later game appearances.

Dedede Clone inhales Kirby in Phase 1 of the fight.
Attacks - Phase 1
Attack Description
がんばり吸いこみ
Stubborn Inhale
Dedede Clone inhales, creating a big vortex. If Kirby is trapped, he will be spat out at the screen.
ヘッドスライディング
Head Slide
Dedede Clone dives onto the ground, leaving a star on impact.
ハンマー叩き付け
Hammer Slam
Dedede Clone conjures a large hammer, and, assuming Kirby is grounded upon getting close to him, swings it into the ground, leaving a star on impact. If Kirby is in the air while the Dedede Clone has the hammer out, it will instead jump and crash to the ground with its hammer, creating a shockwave and two stars on impact.
スーパーデデデジャンプ
Super Dedede Jump
Dedede Clone hops into the air, and attempts to land on Kirby, creating two stars on impact.
ホバリング
Hover
Dedede Clone puffs up and chases Kirby through the air.

In phase 1, the clone always starts with these attacks:

  1. Stubborn Inhale
  2. Head Slide
  3. Head Slide
  4. Hammer Slam
  5. Super Dedede Jump
  6. Head Slide
  7. Hammer Slam
  8. Hover
  9. Stubborn Inhale

Afterwards, it attacks in a completely random order with the above moves.

When the Dedede Clone is knocked down to half health, it momentarily turns back into goo, then reforms into three smaller Dedede clones. After their Hammer Farmer attack, all three clones attack independently of each other, though only two of them at most can attack at once. These clones can be individually stunned, turning back into goo for a short time. After recovering, they Super Dedede Jump back into the foreground. Each time the Dedede Clones are knocked into blobs, they shrink in size, until they are roughly the same size as Kirby.

The three split clones begin to sweep the stage with their hammers in Phase 2 of the fight.
Attacks - Phase 2
Attack Description
みんなでハンマーファーマー
Everyone! Hammer Farmer
The clones all swing their hammers in unison, moving across the stage, like how a farmer harvests with a sickle. On completion, the hammers release shockwaves, which produce stars when they dissipate.
スーパーデデデジャンプ
Super Dedede Jump
The clones hop into the air and attempt to pounce Kirby, leaving stars on impact. They may do this either once or three times.
ヘッドスライディング
Head Slide
The clones dive onto the ground, leaving stars on impact.
ハンマー叩き付け
Hammer Slam
The clones conjure hammers, and, assuming Kirby is grounded upon getting close to them, swing them into the ground, leaving a star on impact. If Kirby is in the air while the clones have their hammers out, they will instead jump and crash to the ground with their hammers, creating a shockwave and two stars on impact.
ホバリング
Hover
The clones puff up and chase Kirby through the air.

Once the clones split into three, they start with this attack:

  • Everyone! Hammer Farmer

After that, the three clones may perform any of these attacks at random:

  • Head Slide
  • Super Dedede Jump
  • Hover
  • Hammer Slam

Once Dedede Clone is defeated, it collapses into three individual goo puddles. As the platform they were standing on then reaches the top of the building, a large mech bearing Dedede's colors appears from the hatch in the center, and the clones hop on it, leading into the Dedede Clones & D3 battle (the details of that fight are on their own separate page).

Dedede Clone 2.0[edit]

Dedede Clone 2.0.
It has the look and voice of King Dedede, but not his soul. Some things can't be cloned. Some of the trial models were only interested in food, some were fearful of a certain insect, and all were imperfect.
— Vs. Dedede Clone 2.0 Pause Screen description in Kirby: Planet Robobot

Dedede Clone 2.0 sports a pale yellow coloration, and appears in Meta Knightmare Returns, as well as The True Arena. While it possesses the same attacks of the original version, it now has the ability to fire energy blasts from its hammer.

The following lists all of Dedede Clone 2.0's attacks in Meta Knightmare Returns and The True Arena.

Dedede Clone 2.0 fires a ball of energy at Kirby.
2.0 Attacks - Phase 1
Attack Description
スーパーデデデジャンプ
Super Dedede Jump
Dedede Clone 2.0 hops into the air, and attempts to land on Kirby or Meta Knight, creating two stars on impact. Can be done three times in a row. This attack may also be used for repositioning.
ハンマーショット
Hammer Shot
Attack exclusive to Dedede Clone 2.0. Dedede Clone 2.0 creates two orbs of energy, and swats them at Kirby or Meta Knight with his hammer. They leave stars on impact.
ヘッドスライディング
Head Slide
Dedede Clone 2.0 dives onto the ground, leaving a star on impact.
シャイニングハンマー
Shining Hammer
Attack exclusive to Dedede Clone 2.0. Dedede Clone 2.0 causes a rain of energy orbs to pelt the stage. Swallowing the energy orbs before they hit the ground will give Kirby the Beam ability.
がんばり吸いこみ
Stubborn Inhale
Dedede Clone 2.0 inhales, creating a big vortex. If Kirby or Meta Knight are trapped, they will be spat out at the screen.
ホバリング
Hover
Dedede Clone 2.0 puffs up and chases Kirby or Meta Knight through the air.
ハンマー叩き付け
Hammer Slam
Dedede Clone conjures a large hammer, and, assuming Kirby or Meta Knight is grounded upon getting close to him, swings it into the ground, leaving a star on impact. If Meta Knight or Kirby is in the air while the Dedede Clone has the hammer out, it will instead jump and crash to the ground with its hammer, creating a shockwave and two stars on impact, one from the Hammer and one from the shockwave.

In phase 1, the clone always starts with these attacks:

  1. Super Dedede Jump
  2. Hammer Shot
  3. Head Slide 2.0
  4. Shining Hammer
  5. Stubborn Inhale
  6. Hover
  7. Head Slide
  8. Head Slide
  9. Hammer Slam
  10. Super Dedede Jump x3

After that, its attack order is mostly random, consisting of the above moves except for the Hammer Shot and Shining Hammer attacks.

All three Dedede Clones hammer wildly at Kirby in an attempt to hit him
2.0 Attacks - Phase 2
Attack Description
みんなでスライディングターン
Everyone! Sliding Turn
Attack exclusive to the Dedede Clones 2.0. The clones dive onto the ground in a line, covering much of the stage. They then turn and slide across the ground again.
みんなでハンマーファーマー
Everyone! Hammer Farmer
The clones all swing their hammers in unison, moving across the stage, like how a farmer harvests with a sickle. On completion, the hammers release shockwaves, which produce stars when they dissipate.
スーパーデデデジャンプ
Super Dedede Jump
The clones hop into the air and attempt to pounce Kirby or Meta Knight, leaving stars on impact. Unlike in the first phase, the smaller clones will only attempt this move once.
ヘッドスライディング
Head Slide
The clones dive onto the ground, leaving stars on impact.
ハンマー叩き付け
Hammer Slam
The clones conjure hammers, and, assuming Meta Knight or Kirby is grounded upon getting close to them, swing them into the ground, leaving a star on impact. If Meta Knight or Kirby is in the air while the clones have their hammers out, they will instead jump and crash to the ground with their hammers, creating a shockwave and two stars on impact.
ホバリング
Hover
The clones puff up and chase Meta Knight or Kirby through the air.

Once the clones split into three, they start with these two attacks, if they aren't stunned once each before, in which case they skip these attacks completely:

  1. Everyone! Sliding Turn
  2. Everyone! Hammer Farmer

After that, the three clones may perform any of these attacks at random:

  • Head Slide
  • Super Dedede Jump
  • Hover
  • Hammer Slam

Trivia[edit]

  • Like Mecha Knight, Dedede Clone's model number is a Japanese pun: D-0030 can be read as "King Dedede" in Japanese.
    • D = Dedede
    • 00 (Ō) + 3 (sa) + 0 (ma) = Ōsama (King)
  • The hammer that Dedede Clone uses has the Haltmann Works Company symbol on it, instead of the star visible on King Dedede's hammer.
  • While the English descriptions of Dedede Clone 2.0 imply that the Haltmann Works Company couldn't clone Dedede's soul, the Japanese and Korean descriptions specify that they "gave up on cloning his heart." They further imply that the flaws in the trial models were due to Dedede's heart, which caused them to become "imperfect soldiers"; thus, the company stopped attempting to clone it.[1][2]
  • The Japanese and Korean versions of the "Unreal King" cutscene prior to the battle have Susie refer to the clone as a "dangerous, deadly, deluxe clone monster,"[3][4] making the connection to King Dedede obvious. All the other foreign versions instead have Susie describe the clone as a "ruthless[,] driven [...] clone of royal proportions", which indirectly hints at King Dedede in much the same way.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クローンデデデ
Kurōn Dedede
Clone Dedede
Canadian French Clone de Dadidou Clone of Dedede
European French Clone de DaDiDou Clone of Dedede
German Dedede-Klon Dedede Clone
Italian Clone di Dedede Clone of Dedede
Korean 클론 디디디
Keullon Dididi
Clone Dedede
Russian Клон Дидиди[5]
Klon Dididi
Dedede clone
Spanish Clon Dedede Dedede Clone


References

  1. "すがたも まるでデデデ大王 と同じだが、そのまで クローン化する ことは だんねんした。いくつかの しさくでは、食べ物ばかり もとめたり、とある こん虫を やたらと おそれたりと、兵士として、不完全で あったため である。
    Its voice and appearance are just like King Dedede, but they have given up on cloning his heart, too. This is because there were several prototypes only interested in food, or exceedingly afraid of a certain insect, as well as other aspects that made them imperfect soldiers.
    " –Vs. Dedede Clone 2.0 pause screen description in Kirby: Planet Robobot (Japanese version; translation source)
  2. "목소리모습디디디 대왕과 똑같지만 그 마음까지 클론화 하는 것은 단념했다. 몇 개의 시제품 중에는 먹을 것만 밝히거나 특정 곤중을 필요 이상으로 무서워하는 등 병사로서 불완전한 모습이 보였기 때문이다." –Vs. Dedede Clone 2.0 pause screen description in Kirby: Planet Robobot (Korean version)
  3. 「デーンジャラスで、デーッドリーで、デーラックスな、クローンモンスターですわ。」
  4. "데인저러스하고 데들리하며 디럭스한 클론 몬스터니까요."
  5. Tumblr archive of Russian Miiverse post