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Kerota, Keroji, and Kerolina

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Kerota, Keroji, and Kerolina
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Illustration of Kerota, Keroji, and Kerolina from the Kirby novel series
First appearance Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!
Role Guest characters
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Kerota, Keroji, and Kerolina[Japanese title] are guest characters featured in the Kirby novel series, and make their guest appearance in Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!. They are a trio of frog-like siblings, consisting of the eldest brother Kerota, who leads the group, the middle brother Keroji, who follows the others along with most everything, and the youngest sister Kerolina, who is the most level-headed, but rude during a situation. They are primarily after the rumored magical Stardust Fruit within the mysterious Gloomy Woods in Dream Land, and seek to be the most intimidating villains in the universe, but gain a better perspective on things once getting to know Kirby and his friends.

The beginning of the three's name, being ケロ (Kero), is a Japanese onomatopoeia for frogs' croaking, and is used as a play on words with their frog-like appearance.


Character Description
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The eldest of the siblings. He wears a small vest, has a round appearance, bulbous cheeks, small nubs for fingers, and a large patch on his frontside. He is prideful, and considers himself the "chief" of the three, rebuking his younger brother Keroji when he refers to him as his "big bro".
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The middle sibling. He wears a small bandana around his neck and shares the same qualities as Kerota, but in a considerably smaller form. He is innocent and holds the least interest in the idea of being well-renowned, usually doubting the questionable actions of his other siblings, but goes along regardless because of his timid nature.
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The youngest sibling. She uses a large bow to keep her considerably longer hair tied in a pony-tail, and shares the same qualities as her older siblings in an even slightly smaller form. She is feisty and somewhat rude with a short temper, but usually knows how to handle a situation more efficiently compared to her brothers.

Role in Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods![edit]

The siblings realize there is a fraud in the group.
Main article: Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!
Did you forget our oath? We made an important vow to be the greatest villains in the universe, where Kerota Gang's notoriety will be known throughout the whole universe!
— Kerota to his younger brother Keroji, in Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!

In Kirby and the Big Panic in Gloomy Woods!, Kerota, Keroji, and Kerolina secretly come to Dream Land in search of the supposed tastiest fruits in the universe--the Stardust Fruit. The fruit only grows one night a year within a mysterious wooded area named the Gloomy Woods, crawling with dangerous creatures. In order to collect it without encountering any trouble, the trio plot to tease along the rumored Kirby of the land and use his abilities to make their way through. Additionally, they take this scheme as an opportunity to fulfil their vow of becoming the most renowned villains.

They then track down their target, but accidentally take King Dedede instead, having searched solely with notable characteristics unknowingly shared by Dedede in mind. After an aggravating journey to the Gloomy Woods with Dedede, the trio encounter the real Kirby along with his friends, and soon realize their mistake. Now with the real puffball, they head deeper into the woods and discover the Stardust Fruit, harvesting as much of it as possible. Later on amidst a series of chaotic events, the trio attempt to escape with the fruit all to themselves, but are stopped by Kirby, and, after an old man named the Woodkeeper abruptly tries to steal the mystical source of the magical fruit, they witness the puffball's heroic nature. This changes their ways, convincing them to give up the fruit and instead pursue to be heroes.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ケロッタ