Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
Kirby Comes to Cappy Town is the first episode of the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! series. It sets up the essential premise of the show by introducing all of the primary characters, starting with Kirby who comes crashing into Dream Land in his Starship. After being harassed by King Dedede and his assistant Escargoon, Kirby proves himself to the people of Cappy Town by defeating the giant monster which had been eating the town's sheep, meanwhile beginning his relationship with Tiff, who becomes his guardian.
The following characters appear in this episode:
|Cast of "Kirby Comes to Cappy Town"|
|"Oooh! Kirby! Kirby!"||In the 4Kids version, Kirby has one changed line of dialogue when saying the names of the characters he meets. This line was done by voice actress Amy Birnbaum, while Kirby remains voiced by Makiko Ohmoto for the rest of the series.|
|"It's gotta be impossible, but your name wouldn't happen to be Kirby?"|
|"Guess Kirby must be a baby warrior!"|
|"After inhaling an attack, Kirby can transform himself! Kirby has now become...Fire Kirby!"|
|"There goes my refund!" (after Octacon is defeated)|
|"You want me to check 'em in for a two week's stay in the dungeon, sweet Kingy?"|
|*unintelligible*||Blade Knight's dialogue is heavily muffled, likely due to his mask.|
|"That's him, that's the monster! -'Cept he was a hundred times bigger!"|
|"I'd like to lock both of 'em up!" (describing King Dedede and the power which sent Octacon)|
|*chuckles*||eNeMeE is not seen clearly in this episode.|
|(Fololo) "You're right, Tuff!"
(Falala) "Maybe Kirby is a Star Warrior!"
|"Kabu can see da future!"|
|"-And it's robbing me of my beauty sleep!" (complaining about the monster to Kabu)|
|"And as mayor of Cappy Town, I know I speak for everyone when I say that we're pleased and proud to welcome our honored guest, the mighty Star Warrior Kirby!"|
|"Just give it time, your Highness, and I guarantee that little shrimp will grow on you."|
|"You might be right, Tiff. A monster is the kind of thing Dedede would like."|
|"We're looking for a blob named Kirby!"|
|(no dialogue)||Tokkori is the first character to appear in the 4Kids version of the episode.|
The episode begins in Dream Land, where a giant flying octopus monster is terrorizing the people of Cappy Town by eating their livestock then flying back to Castle Dedede. A mob of angry villagers along with Tiff and the rest of her family confront Escargoon and King Dedede about the situation, but they deny responsibility, as their pet octopus is tiny by comparison. Meanwhile, Kirby is flying through deep space in his starship when it initiates a warp to a new part of the galaxy in response to a threat signal.
The residents of Cappy Town meet in Kabu Canyon to ask the great sage Kabu for guidance. Kabu informs them that the octopus monster is indeed King Dedede's doing and that a Star Warrior named Kirby is coming to save them. King Dedede attempts to break up this gathering using his Armored Vehicle, but Kirby's ship crash-lands at that moment, prompting them all to have a look. They recover Kirby from the wreck and confirm his identity, but are dismayed that he does not resemble any sort of hero. King Dedede knocks Kirby into a deep ravine using his hammer, and Tiff, Tuff, and Fololo & Falala go down there to his aid.
While trying to rescue him, Tiff falls into the ravine. Kirby saves her by catching her in the air, and the group gets acquainted with him after leaving the ravine. Just as they begin to understand Kirby's infantile nature, King Dedede comes riding in again to dispose of Kirby, who flees into a watermelon patch, but gives up the chase after Escargoon whispers a new plan into King Dedede's ear. The townsfolk then invite Kirby to a dinner, where he proceeds to inhale all the food and then run off. Tiff and Tuff find him next to scattered sheep bones, causing them to think he may have eaten the sheep as well, so they hide him in a barn where they are discovered by Meta Knight and his apprentices Sword Knight and Blade Knight. They identify Kirby and then prepare to locate the octopus monster when an explosion occurs at Castle Dedede.
At the castle, King Dedede and Escargoon are attempting to fix Kirby's ship, which they had transported there. King Dedede takes a small star from the ship and then heads into his throne room to chat with the Night Mare Enterprises representative, the N.M.E. Sales Guy to complain about the octopus, saying it's too small. After some reassurance, Dedede goes to check in on his octopus when it casts a sort of hypnosis on him. Kirby enters the throne room looking for his star when King Dedede attacks him wildly in his possessed state. In the confusion, Tiff gets a hold of the star, but can only watch as Kirby is pummeled first by Dedede, then by Octacon as it reveals its true form and starts destroying the castle.
Kirby is cornered by Octacon and its spawn on a pillar of rubble, but Tiff shows up and holds up Kirby's star while calling out to him, granting him the strength to fight back. He inhales Octacon's children and gains the Fire ability. Tiff then tosses Kirby his Warp Star, and he uses it to rain fire breath down on Octacon on all sides to defeat it. The townspeople thank him for this, as N.M.E. observes from afar. Later on, Kirby prepares to leave using his repaired starship, but King Dedede had the ship rigged to explode. The ship crashes right onto his own vehicle however, ruining both, and Kirby has no choice but to stay in Dream Land for the time being, which he is pleased about.
Differences between versions
- The Japanese version starts with the scene with Kirby warping in his starship instead of the scene where the sheep are eaten.
- When King Dedede rolls in on his Armored Vehicle to break up the gathering in Kabu Canyon, a scene where one of the Cappies gets up after being run over is cut from the 4Kids version.
- During the dinner scene, the 4Kids version cuts out the shot where the Cappies toast with their wine glasses.
- In the Japanese version, Fumu generally acts more prideful, even when saved by Kirby in the ravine.
- In the Japanese version, Dr. Escargon threatens the Cappy crowd with the death penalty instead of threatening to lock them up in the dungeon.
- Kabu specifically mentions Nightmare and his corporation instead of keeping him vague.
- When King Dedede and Escargon are working on the ship, their plan in the Japanese version is to lure Kirby over with it, rather than repair it: the latter point is an excuse that Escargon makes up when Kirby appears.
- The basic plot of this episode would be referenced later in the series when the town tries to re-tell it in Cartoon Buffoon.
- Octacon would later appear in Kirby Star Allies as one of the living paintings that Adeleine & Ribbon can conjure.
Names in other languages
||He's Here! The Pink Visitor|
|French||Kirby, le guerrier de l'espace||Kirby, the space warrior|
|German||Kirby kommt nach Zeetown||Kirby comes to Cappy Town|
|Italian||L'arrivo di Kirby||The arrival of Kirby|
|Brazilian Portuguese||Kirby Chega à Cappy Town||Kirby Arrives at Cappy Town|
|Latin American Spanish||Kirby llega a Cappylandia||Kirby arrives at Cappyland|