Keke

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Keke
KDL3 Keke artwork.png
Artwork of Keke from Kirby's Dream Land 3.
Details
First game Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Latest game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
Copy Ability Clean
Enemy Info Card K64 Enemy Info Card 72.png
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Keke, originally spelled KeKe[1], is an enemy making its debut Kirby's Dream Land 3 and later appearing in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. It is a humanoid with shaggy white hair, black ears resembling those of a cat, a long, black or purple robe and white or red shoes. It rides on a flying broom, in the same manner as a stereotypical witch.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

KDL3SprKeke.png
In-game sprite.

KeKe makes its first game appearance in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It gives the Clean ability when it or its broom is inhaled. Defeating KeKe causes it to roll away (like Ado and Adeleine do upon their defeat), but it can still damage Kirby if they collide. Additionally, KeKe's broom explodes, but if it is subjected to his inhale, Kirby just swallows the broom.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Keke can be found in the following levels and stages:

Keke locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3  
Stage Grass Land Ripple Field Sand Canyon Cloudy Park Iceberg
Stage 1 No No No Yes Yes
Stage 2 Yes No Yes No No
Stage 3 No Yes No No No
Stage 4 No No No Yes No
Stage 5 No No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 6 No Yes No No No

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

K64 Keke Sprite.png Keke only appears in the background of a few stages in Kirby 64. Its role as a background character means it cannot be interacted with, but it also has its own Enemy Info Card, with the number 72.

Locations[edit]

Keke can be found in the following levels and stages:

Keke locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards  
Stage Pop Star Rock Star Aqua Star Neo Star Shiver Star Ripple Star Dark Star
Stage 1 No No No No No No No
Stage 2 No No No No Yes Yes N/A
Stage 3 No No No No No No N/A
Stage 4 N/A Yes No No No N/A N/A

Trivia[edit]

  • Keke's name and design may be inspired by the titular protagonist of the Japanese animated film Kiki's Delivery Service, which is based on a novel by the same name. Apart from both characters having similar names and riding on a broom, Keke's robe resembles that worn by Kiki. Its cat-like ears, which resemble Kiki's hair ribbon, are also likely in reference to Kiki's familiar, a black cat named Jiji.

Gallery[edit]

References

  1. Kirby's Dream Land 3 instruction booklet. Page 16.