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Drawcia

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Drawcia
Drawcia.png
Artwork of Drawcia Sorceress from Kirby: Canvas Curse.
Details
First game Kirby: Canvas Curse (2005)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra (reference)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (keychain)
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (figurine)
Kirby: Planet Robobot (sticker)
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (reference)
Kirby Star Allies (reference)
Super Kirby Clash (reference)
Weakness(es) Magical Paintbrush
Similar to Claycia, Soul of Sectonia, Paintra, Magolor
Theme music

Clip of the music that plays during the battle with Drawcia Sorceress.

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This article is about the boss from Kirby: Canvas Curse, and should not be confused with Paintra, Claycia, or Vividria. For the theme of the same name that plays during the boss fight, see Drawcia Sorceress (theme).
Suddenly, the world's colors warp, and a strange witch arises! Drawing in the air, the witch turns the land into a painting. Seeing Kirby, the witch flees to the sky, towards a weird vortex. Kirby gives chase... Into a world of paintings. He challenges the witch, but her magic turns him into a ball!
— The narrator in Kirby: Canvas Curse

Drawcia (more formally Drawcia Sorceress) is a magical and malevolent being who has the power to turn the world around her into a living painting and cast various magical spells, including taking away Kirby's hands and feet and leaving him as a ball. She is the main antagonist and final boss of Kirby: Canvas Curse, responsible for placing a curse on Dream Land and its denizens, and whom Kirby must defeat with the help of the Magical Paintbrush, which used to belong to the sorceress. Despite her immense power, her origin and motives are completely unknown.

Dressed in a heavy lavender witch's hat and cloak and with a mask covering most of her face, Drawcia's features are largely hidden behind her outfit, and that along with her long outward-spreading hair give her the appearance of the end of a giant paintbrush. She does not appear to have any limbs, with her cloak moving like the undulating of a jellyfish to propel her through the air. Only a single one of her eyes is visible, which is yellow and featureless, similar to the eyes of Meta Knight or Magolor, though another prominent glowing spot can be seen on her torso underneath her cloak, which she displays whenever she is conjuring her magical attacks. When she is defeated by Kirby, her features dissolve and congeal around this central glowing orb to form Drawcia Soul.

Since her debut in Kirby: Canvas Curse, Drawcia has only made cameo appearances in subsequent Kirby titles. However, her design influence is vast on subsequent characters, particularly her possible relatives Paintra, Claycia, and Vividria, and all of the subsequent Soul-form bosses that use Drawcia Soul's attacks.

Game appearances[edit]

Drawcia's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby: Canvas Curse Main antagonist, villain and final boss
Kirby Super Star Ultra Reference Appears as a card in Kirby Card Swipe.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Reference Appears as a rare keychain.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Reference Appears as a figurine.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Reference Appears as a rare sticker.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe Reference One of Beam Mage's equipment sets is based on her.
Kirby Star Allies Reference Appears in "Bad Boss Brothers" Celebration Picture.
Super Kirby Clash Reference One of Beam Mage's equipment sets is based on her.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Appears on a Character Treat.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

Drawcia makes her only physical appearance in Kirby: Canvas Curse, and serves as the last boss in that game. She is also seen conjuring the other bosses that Kirby has to face along the way, though her appearance is only hinted at via her silhouette which gradually lifts until she is finally battled in The World of Drawcia. Drawcia has two known incarnations: these forms are Drawcia Sorceress and Drawcia Soul.

Drawcia Sorceress[edit]

Kirby battling Drawcia Sorceress in Kirby: Canvas Curse.

Drawcia initially faces Kirby as Drawcia Sorceress. In this form, she flies through the air and attacks using swoops and painted creatures which she summons. Drawcia can only be harmed when stunned, which can be done by deflecting her magic spheres back at her using Rainbow Lines. She can be hit up to three times when stunned in this way before resetting. Otherwise, she has a shield active which prevents Kirby and the paintbrush from affecting her.

Attacks[edit]

The following table lists all of Drawcia Sorceress' attacks. Note that attack names are conjectural, with some being based off of known attack names from other bosses:

Drawcia's attacks  
Attack Description Notes
Leap
Drawcia leaps around the arena, coming down on one side, then the other.
Magic Sphere
Drawcia throws out an electric ball that explodes on impact with Kirby. It can be deflected by tapping it or drawing a Rainbow Line shield. She does this no more than twice at a time.
Later on, Drawcia may throw out three of these at once.
Dive
Drawcia jumps off-screen, then swoops in from one side. Which side she swoops from is determined by which side she jumps from.
Painter
Drawcia paints an enemy on a canvas, then multiples of that enemy appear to attack Kirby. These can include the following:
Para Sorceress
Drawcia releases Para Sorceresses to fly at and attack Kirby.
The amount released is greater when Drawcia is at lower HP.
Drawcia Soul[edit]
Drawcia Soul
Main article: Drawcia Soul

When defeated in her Sorceress form, Drawcia morphs into a giant ghostly ball of paint and continues the fight in an entirely different manner. This form seems to be her true self, and (perhaps intentionally) matches Kirby's limbless ball shape. More information about this form and fight can be found on the Drawcia Soul article.

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Drawcia Sorceress appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Drawcia Sorceress appears as a rare keychain. Hers can be found in Endless Explosions - Stage 3.

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

Drawcia figurine in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
This powerful sorceress once turned Kirby into a rolling pink ball and Dream Land into a world made of paint. Her name is awfully similar to that of Claycia's, but no one knows for sure if the two are actually related.
— Drawcia's Figurine description

In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Drawcia appears as a special Figurine unlocked after Challenge Mode is completed. Her figurine is essentially a symbol of 100% completion for the game.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Drawcia appears as one of the game's rare stickers, depicting her inside a canvas. This sticker can be found in Gigabyte Grounds - Stage 2.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe / Super Kirby Clash[edit]

The "Drawcian Gear" set for Beam Mage from Super Kirby Clash

In both Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash, one of the equipment sets for Beam Mage is based on Drawcia.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, Drawcia appears in "Bad Boss Brothers" Celebration Picture.

According to Shinya Kumazaki, Drawcia was considered as a Dream Friend for Kirby Star Allies, along with other characters such as Elline, Shadow Kirby and Galacta Knight, but ultimately wasn't chosen due to a rule that was established soon after, which excluded characters from spin-off games.[1]

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Drawcia Sorceress appears on a Character Treat, depicting her sprite from Kirby: Canvas Curse. Drawcia Soul also appears on another treat.

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
Kirby Canvas Curse box art.png Kirby: Canvas Curse Drawcia rules the land. The last battle begins!

Trivia[edit]

  • The flavor text for Paintra hints that she and Drawcia may be sisters.[2] These two characters being related is further hinted by their similar names and designs, as well as both using paint-based attacks. Their relationship was seemingly confirmed in the booklet included with Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, where sketches of Drawcia and Paintra are seen on a page showing concept art for Vividria and labelled as "姉様" (ane-sama), meaning "elder sister".

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Drawcia[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドロシア
Doroshia
Drawcia
Chinese 绘画堕落锡安[3]
huì huà duò luò xī ān
Paint Drawcia
  • The word 堕落 also means "depravity".
French Crayona Derived from crayonner, which means "to draw"
German Malia Derived from malen, meaning to paint
Italian Pigmenta Derived from "pigmento" (pigment) but in a female form
Korean 도로시아
Dorosia
Drawcia
From "마법사 도로시아"(Drawcia) Keychain
Brazilian Portuguese Betinta Derived from "tinta" (paint), and possibly the name Betina
Spanish Drawcia -


Drawcia Sorceress[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドロシア ソーサレス
Doroshia Sōsaresu
Drawcia Sorceress
Chinese 绘画堕落锡安 女巫[4]
huì huà duò luò xī ān nǚ wū
Paint Drawcia Witch
French Crayona la Sorcière Drawcia the Witch
German Hexe Malia Witch Drawcia
Italian Strega Pigmenta Drawcia Witch
Korean 마법사 도로시아
Mabeopsa Dorosia
Magician Drawcia
Brazilian Portuguese Bruxa Betinta Witch Drawcia
Spanish Bruja Drawcia Drawcia Witch

References

  1. "There were other characters that we wanted to make special guest appearances, like Drawcia, Elline, Shadow Kirby, Galacta Knight, and so on. But we established a certain rule for our selection process. The rule was to select one character from each title in the main action games over the years, the so-called core Kirby games, the equivalent to numbered sequels." –Shinya Kumazaki (Kotaku interview)
  2. "There was once a painting said to depict a pair of sisters separated at birth. It slept, unnoticed, in a painter's studio for countless years before it came to life and vowed revenge on the world." –Paintra pause screen description (Kirby: Triple Deluxe)
  3. From the Drawcian Gear in Super Kirby Clash
  4. Kirby's Dream Buffet