|Crank this thing up to 10! I NEED STRONGER KIRBYS!|
— King Dedede, in reference to the Kirby Printer
Kirby Battle Royale
The device itself is a cylindrical metal object, with lights and paint resembling King Dedede's sash. It is set on wheels, has a crank, and an exhaust pipe, implying that it also needs some sort of combustible fuel to operate. To create a Kirby clone, a Waddle Dee operates the crank, turning it continuously as the machine whirrs into life. After enough power, it pops a Kirby clone out the front from a small hatch. This clone is similar to Kirby in most respects, but bears a random Copy Ability, and is a random color, though never pink.
The Kirbys made using this printer also share Kirby's personality, and are generally friendly outside of the battles themselves. Meta Knight notes, however, that they are 'pathetic', at least in comparison to the real deal.
Throughout the story of Dedede's Cake Royale, the Waddle Dee at the crank is ordered, both by the king and by the soldiers, to produce more Kirbys. Eventually, the real Kirby finds that Waddle Dee laying in a pile of rubble, having apparently busted the machine from overuse. As it turns out, however, the machine was taken by Dedede, and incorporated into his final robotic creation, the Dededestroyer Z. Once that is destroyed, the Kirby Printer goes with it, and all the Kirby clones disappear.
- In an officially sanctioned Where's Wally?-style book called 星のカービィをさがせ!! (Let's Find Kirby!!), the Kirby Printer goes out of control and makes the Dream Land flooded with Kirby clones.
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