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||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 is the main antagonist and the only boss not fought in a sub-game in Kirby: Canvas Curse. She was a witch who turned Dream Land into a portrait. To hinder Kirby's attempt to stop her, Drawcia casts a spell that causes the pink hero to transform into a ball. Her name is taken from the English verb, "To draw."
After going through 7 levels, Kirby goes to the World of Drawcia, confronting her at the end. Kirby battles her twice, once each in her differing incarnations, while still in his ball form. After she is defeated, Drawcia is shoved into a canvas, breaking the Canvas Curse laid on him and Dream Land.
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Drawcia has two known incarnations. These forms are Drawcia Sorceress and Drawcia Soul.
Drawcia Sorceress is the form Drawcia assumes when she and Kirby fight at the end of the game. Drawcia Sorceress attacks Kirby in many ways. She can paint enemies that do not give Copy Abilities, such as Waddle Dee. Drawcia can also draw spikes, which severely limits the space Kirby can move to for a short time. Drawcia Sorceress also swings across the screen, attempting to damage Kirby and release mini versions of herself to attack Kirby. When she shoots energy balls, Kirby can use the Magic Paintbrush to deflect them, stunning Drawcia, and can then use his spin dash to attack the insane sorceress. After being defeated in this form, Drawcia Sorceress becomes Drawcia Soul: a distorted beast that has five eyes and a huge mouth, and the predecessor to Marx Soul.
Kirby fighting Drawcia Soul
Drawcia Soul is the second form Kirby battles after she is taken down in the first phase. This form appears to be made out of paint. Drawcia Soul attacks Kirby in several ways. One of these ways is by sending out blobs which can be tapped using the touch screen in order for them to attack Drawcia. If not tapped, these instead hurt Kirby in ways that depend on which type of blob wasn't tapped. The red ones self-destruct. The yellow ones shoot lasers from their core. The blue ones charges at Kirby, trying to freeze him. Drawcia Soul can also attack Kirby by going across the screen in a way similar to the Burning Copy Ability, except that this doesn't burn Kirby if they collide. Another way she attacks is by making paint fall, which Kirby can block with the Magic Paintbrush. She can also use Shooter Cutter, an attack which many Soul Bosses use as part of their moveset, though this can be blocked with the paintbrush as well. When she appears in the foreground , Kirby can stun Drawcia by tapping with the Magic Paintbrush and stun her, making a chance to attack appear. After she is defeated, Drawcia Soul is stuffed into a canvas, Kirby reverts to his original form, and the game ends.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
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.
Kirby Star Allies
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.
- The flavor text for Paintra hints that she and Drawcia may be sisters. 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".
- Many future bosses have attacks similar to Drawcia:
- Soul of Sectonia has a giant fireball attack which is very similar in appearance to that of Drawcia Soul's.
- Marx can use Shooter Cutter in both his forms, as well as Drawcia's Deadly Meteor (though his version has him do two meteors) and Paint Rain attacks in his Soul form.
- Void Termina's Core can pull off a similar move to Drawcia's Ball Tackle. In this move, called Sprint, it bounces around the stage before going into the background and then tries to literally stomp on Kirby before retreating and charging from the background shortly after.
- Void Soul has a variant of the attack called Deadly Bound which resembles Drawcia's Ball Tackle more closely, but he splits into four. Void Soul and his clones then try to stomp on their target in order to deal damage, without bouncing on the stage beforehand. As Void, he and his duplicates come in two at a time, and Void can also use Void Termina's Core's variant but with water to slow the player's movement. Void can also use an attack that is similiar to Drawcia Soul's burning attack.
Names in other languages
||"Pun" on crayonna, which means sketching
||Comes from "malen"="to paint"
- ↑ "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)
- ↑ "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)