Dedede Clones & D3
|Something was missing from Dedede's clone--a weapon of immense power. When Susie realized this, she introduced the D3 Cannon, a tridimensional cannon controlled by three Dedede Clones.|
— VS Dedede Clones & D3
Dedede Clones & D3 are a Boss fought in Kirby: Planet Robobot, appearing as the second boss of Rhythm Route. They are fought directly after Dedede Clone is defeated, and the split clones retreat to pilot the D3 Cannon created by the Haltmann Works Company.
This boss is fought directly after Dedede Clone's initial Vitality bar is depleted. The mech appears, and the clone, now split into three smaller ones, mans the mech and resumes battling Kirby on top of a large skyscraper.
According to Nintendo's Japanese official guide book of Kirby: Planet Robobot, the attack names of Dedede Clones & D3 all begin with the letter D.
When knocked down to half health, the clones and mech stagger, then enter the second phase and intensify their attacks using new weapons.
The following lists all of Dedede Clones & D3's attacks in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
|Dedede Clones & D3's Attacks in Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|Diesel Train||The mech repositions itself, following a path traced on the ground, and occasionally leaving Recoil Stars as it does so. It can only be hit when it is on the same plane as Kirby.
|Dead Beam Machinegun||The mech fires a barrage of energy blasts in a stream that slowly sweeps the arena.
Notably, Mirror Kirby can reflect the energy blasts.
|Disaster Flame||The mech shoots out several lines of flame, which leave lasting conflagration on the ground.
During the second phase, the mech fires up its flamethrower, then sweeps the arena with it.
Notably, Mirror Kirby can reflect the flame.
|Dynamic Bomber||The mech shoots giant bombs, that Kirby must destroy before it explodes. The bomb leaves two stars when it first hits the ground. If Kirby can hit it hard enough, it will bounce back and hit D3 instead.
|Danger Laser||The mech charges up, and fires a giant laser the spans the screen and leaves three stars on the ground.
|Destruction Ray||The mech springs itself up, and fires an even bigger laser from its cannon, which it will adjust while firing using its spring base. Three stars are left behind after the laser subsides.
Once defeated, the D3 mech spins rapidly out of control, then stops, and bursts, sending all three Dedede clones flying off into the background, who then explode in sequence, leaving three D-letter fireworks in the sky. From there, Kirby does his victory dance, and proceeds to the next level.
|This tridimensional cannon is extremely expensive, costing a whopping four times more than Mecha Knight. However, it's still much cheaper than Haltmann's Executive Suit, which is made of pure gold.|
— VS Dedede Cl. & D3 2.0
|Dedede Clones & D3||Story Mode||5500|
|Dedede Clones & D3 2.0||Meta Knightmare Returns||6800|
|The True Arena||5100|
If a Dynamic Bomber is hit back onto Dedede Clones & D3, it does 40×9=360 damage.
Dedede Clones & D3's boss battle theme is titled "Dedede's Tridimensional Cannon". It's an orchestral mashup of King Dedede's Theme and "My Friend and the Sunset" (ending theme of Revenge of Meta Knight).
Dedede Clones & D3's Theme can be found as Track 51 in Planet Robobot's Jukebox.
Unlike King Dedede's Theme in 4/4 time signature, Dedede Clones & D3's Theme is composed in 3/4 time instead, which resembles "My Friend and the Sunset" in 6/8.
- The D3 Cannon costs 9.3 billion Haltmanns, which is four times as many as Clanky Woods / Mecha Knight; 5 billion more than Gigavolt (4.3 billion Haltmanns).
- Despite the D3 Cannon's high technology, pedals are required for maneuvers.
- The two side cannons for D3 2.0 vaguely resemble Poké Balls. This may merely be a coincidence.
Names in other languages
Kurōn Dedede ando Di-Surī Hō
|Clone Dedede & D3 Cannon|