Ice Dragon

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Artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 2.
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Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land 2
Last Game Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
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Sprite from Kirby's Dream Land 2.

Ice Dragon is a boss that appears in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and as a painting by Ado in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is a large, greenish-blue dragon with a white belly and four cyan spikes on its back that uses its chilly breath to attack. Apart from its appearances as a boss, Ice Dragon is also seen in an episode of the anime, as well as cameoing as a card in the Card Swipe Sub-Game of Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Ice Dragon appears, albeit as a hologram, during the fight with the Holo Defense API in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Kirby's Dream Land 2

A portion of the battle with Ice Dragon.

Ice Dragon is the boss of Iceberg, the fourth level in the game. Its attack patterns consist of charging, jumping, breathing ice, and causing icicles to fall from the ceiling. It can also kick a tiny glacier at Kirby which can't be inhaled.

After its defeat, Kirby can enter the boss room again to play the Bonus Chance, which involves dodging icicles and collecting Star pieces.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

Ice Dragon makes its first proper appearance in decades in this spin-off title. It is encountered twice during the game, and fights much like its hologram form from Planet Robobot. Its main attacks include running around in a haphazard manner, breathing ice and snowflake blades, and stomping to make icicles fall from the sky and pop out from the ground to kick forward.

Ice Dragon in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.

Anime

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Kirby: Right Back at Ya! artwork.

In the Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Ice Dragon appears in the episode Dedede's Snow Job as a monster ordered by King Dedede because it is very hot in Cappy Town, which the king does not like at all. This incarnation of Ice Dragon is much larger than the one seen in the games and possesses a dark green body, a yellow belly and a long ridge of yellow spikes extending down its back. Its mouth is also shown to contain several sharp, protruding teeth, an attribute that is absent from the games.

Although its skin can withstand very low temperatures, being completely immune to Ice Kirby's attacks, the monster is still vulnerable on the inside.[1] Kirby uses this fact to his advantage by letting Chilly help him jump into the dragon's maw so he can freeze it from within. After being frozen, the Ice Dragon promptly breaks apart into shards of ice, which bury King Dedede and Escargoon as they stand observing what has happened to their monster. Following the dragon's defeat, all the snow and ice it has created begins to melt, restoring Cappy Town to normal.

Trivia

  • Since dragons and lions both appear commonly in mythology, Ice Dragon may be the opposite of Fire Lion.


Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アイスドラゴン
Aisu Doragon
Ice Dragon
German Ice Dragon[2]
Eisdrachen
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Ice Dragon


References

  1. "The dragon's skin can withstand the cold. Kirby must freeze it from the inside!"Meta Knight (Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Episode 20(J), 18(E): Dedede's Snow Job [17:23])
  2. "Boss: Ice Dragon" (German Kirby's Dream Land 2 manual, pg. 24)