Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure
Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure is the seventh episode of the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! series. In this episode, Dyna Blade returns to Dream Land after 100 years, causing a commotion in Cappy Town. Taking advantage of Kirby's gluttonous nature, King Dedede hatches a scheme to trick Kirby into eating Dyna Blade's egg, which appears to succeed. After finding the remains of the egg, Dyna Blade sets off to exact her vengeance on Kirby, who finds himself unable to fight back. Just as all hope seems lost, Dyna Blade's chick is found alive and well, and it is revealed that after trying to cook the egg, Kirby had been attempting to look after the chick when it hatched. Dyna Blade forgives Kirby despite his initial intention, and Kirby learns a lesson about gluttony.
The following characters appear in this episode:
|Cast of "Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure"|
|(Kirby's imagination) "Eggs! Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!"|
|"I don't hardly believe it! We just seen ourselves a[sic] ancient bird called a Dyna Blade!"|
|"I think it was Dyna Blade's egg! Kirby must have came along and ate it!"|
|"Who else but Kirby could eat this many watermelons?!"|
|"But I bet you Dyna Blade egg souffle is absolutely to die for!"|
|"I doubt it. You're forgetting that egg contained Dyna Blade's chick. How can we expect it to forgive us for its loss?!"||Coo incorrectly refers to Dyna Blade as an "it".|
|"Yeah, bird watching's great if you like boredom."|
|(Fololo) "That's gotta be what it was!"
(Falala) "Unless it was something else!"
|"They told me Kirby's been stuffing his face again!"|
|"Now now, you don't have to cry anymore."||Honey's mom has no dialogue in the 4Kids dub, so this line was translated from Japanese.|
|"Ooh it's spooky, Spikehead! What could it be?!"|
|"--And it must get hungry!"|
|"Kirby, hurry, dive into the water! It can't get ya if you stay under!"||This is Kine's first speaking role in the series. Oddly, he knows Kirby by name, even though he was never depicted meeting him before this episode.|
|"That little eating machine cooked Dyna Blade's egg!"|
|"Our deeds bind us to fate as surely as the Sun sets."|
|"This is too good to be true! It's the discovery of a life time--a Dyna Blade feather!"|
|"Yeah! He was crafty as a croc' and this grub was too tempting for Kirby!"|
|"It sure is weird."|
|"Looks like the King's got Kirby in a can and he's cooking up something nasty! I think I better tail 'em!"|
|"Tiff! The wind was so strong it blew Kirby's House away!"|
|"Kirby better not lead that feathered wind storm my way!"||This is Tuggle's first speaking role in the series.|
The episode begins with King Dedede out in the woods watching birds. Escargoon complains to him that he shouldn't be seen engaged in such idle activities, but he ultimately just finds it boring. Shortly, the birds are disturbed as a gust of wind kicks up. This surge of activity disrupts the landscape by felling trees, clearing foliage, and knocking over structures such as Kirby's House. King Dedede soon realizes that he had just seen the legendary bird Dyna Blade in action. Later on, the people of Cappy Town convene in the area to find out what has happened. While searching for clues, Tiff comes across a gigantic metal blade on the ground. As the townsfolk gather around, Professor Curio correctly identifies it as one of Dyna Blade's feathers and gives the bird's backstory to the crowd using a manuscript he happened to have on hand.
From there, some Cappy villagers complain to the group that their Watermelon field has been completely destroyed. The group blames Kirby for this, particularly when they see him eating one. They chase him down, prompting Kirby to run toward the craggy cliffs. Once Kirby has lost them, he begins to fantasize about food, and starts chasing a plate which seems to be oddly moving away from him. He is then captured by King Dedede and Escargoon who had been using the food as a decoy. Tokkori spots this happening and decides to tail King Dedede, while Rick looks on. Dedede and Escargoon lead Kirby to a craggy mountain peak, where a giant egg lays in a nest. They encourage Kirby to eat the egg and then leave him to it. Kirby fantasizes about the egg as he approaches, but the scene ends before anything else happens.
Back in the lower countryside, Rick tells Tiff and Tuff what happened to Kirby. The two go looking for him and find the remnants of the egg shell atop the mountain. They quickly piece together that Dedede must have tricked Kirby into eating Dyna Blade's egg. At that moment, Dyna Blade appears from over the sea as Tiff and Tuff hide. Landing at the nest, she finds the remnants of the egg and becomes enraged, flying off to find the culprit. Down in the fields, King Dedede and Escargoon use oil trails from their Armored Vehicle to make a large pictograph on the ground depicting Kirby eating the egg, which Dyna Blade sees. Kirby, meanwhile, is down at the seaside fishing when Tiff and Tuff find him. They scold him for his appetite when Dyna Blade appears over the horizon aiming for him.
Kirby makes a break for it, dodging Dyna Blade repeatedly, though every time he thinks he's safe, the bird reappears and strikes again. As this happens, rumor spreads around Cappy Town regarding Kirby having eaten Dyna Blade's egg. King Dedede and Escargoon watch as Kirby runs through Cappy Town with the bird in hot pursuit, wrecking the town in the process. Tiff pleads with Coo to talk Dyna Blade out of her rampage, but Coo points out that the loss of her egg is not negotiable. Tiff then asks Meta Knight for help, but he states that Kirby must be responsible for his own actions. Dyna Blade then manages to capture Kirby in her beak and fly off. Tiff calls for the Warp Star to come to Kirby's aid. With the help of the Warp Star, Kirby attempts to fight Dyna Blade, but to little success.
As Kirby starts to lose the fight, King Dedede and Escargoon attempt to fire at his Warp Star, but Dyna Blade sees this as an attack, and reflects the shot back to them, destroying their vehicle once again. The Warp Star slams into Dyna Blade, allowing Kirby to escape and fall to the coastline. Dyna Blade rallies and prepares to strike at Kirby once more, but at that moment, Dyna Blade's chick emerges from behind a crevice. Dyna Blade stops as Kirby feeds the chick from a banana tree. Dyna Blade lands to tend to its chick, prompting Kirby to run away and hide in fear, but Dyna Blade assures Kirby she means him no more harm. From there, Tokkori shows up and reveals that it had been Kirby's intention to eat the egg, but it hatched shortly after Kirby had begun to cook it, prompting Kirby to look after the chick. At this realization, Kirby runs off in fear of being attacked again, but the group forgives him, as he appears to have learned his lesson. The episode ends with no hard feelings.
Differences between versions
- A small scene where Chief Borun threatens to shoot Dyna Blade if she approaches him is cut from the 4Kids version. A couple other small scenes involving the Cappies are also cut.
- In the Japanese version, King Dedede specifically names the birds he is watching, rather than describing them using common adjectives.
- The scene where Kirby is imagining boiling the egg does not have any chanting in the Japanese version.
- The cries of Dyna Blade's chick are different between versions.
- In the Japanese version, Tokkori claimed he saw the egg hatch. In the dub, Tokkori claims he left to find someone to warn and theorizes the egg hatched after he left.
- In this episode, Kirby attempts to dive underwater to get away from Dyna Blade, but cannot hold his breath for long and must resurface. This flatly contradicts later episodes such as A Fish Called Kine, as well as the video games, where Kirby can breathe underwater with no issue.
- This episode marks the first time that Sir Ebrum appears without Lady Like. It also marks the first episode which features Chief Bookem but not Buttercup.
- This episode marks the first time that Kirby was primarily responsible for damage wrought on Dream Land and Cappy Town, though King Dedede did instigate his actions.
King Dedede and Escargoon get their Armored Vehicle wrecked once again.
Names in other languages
Gyakushū! Daina Bureido
|Revenge! Dyna Blade|
Fènghuángniǎo de Dàfǎnjī
|Dyna Blade's Big Counterattack|
Dyna Blade's name, 鳳凰鳥, directly means "Phoenix Bird".
|German||Beim Ei des Dyna Blade||At the Egg of the Dyna Blade|
|Brazilian Portuguese||A Chocante Aventura de Kirby||Kirby's Hatching Adventure|
"Chocante" normally means "shocking", but here it's a pun on "to hatch" ("chocar").