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List of mysteries

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This commercial for Suntory Tokucha, a green tea, plays up the mystery of Kirby's stomach. The Japanese text reads, 「ホントのカービィのおなかの中は,ナゾのまま…」 ("What really happens inside Kirby's stomach remains a mystery...")

The following is a list of mysteries in the Kirby series. More specifically, this list covers details related to characters, story, and other elements that have not been explained officially by HAL Laboratory, and may be widely speculated on by fans of the series. This list does not include speculation on chronology (such as series timelines).


It should be noted that this list is not meant to be exhaustive, and will not attempt to account for every discrepancy in the series. It is only meant as a broader outline of mysteries that are specifically highlighted in-game as an effort to expand the lore of the series. As such, it is also not the intent of this list to find answers to these mysteries, and as such, there will be no attempt here to craft or propagate theories.



  • To this day, none of the major characters (and by extension most characters in general) have had their origins explained clearly (if at all). It is not even known if most characters in the Kirby series are born in the biological sense or if they just pop into existence at some point.
  • It is still not clear why most creatures (on Planet Popstar in particular) tend to be hostile toward Kirby and his friends.


  • Kirby is described as not being native to Dream Land, instead "blowing in on the spring breeze" one day and becoming an official resident after recovering the Sparkling Stars from King Dedede. Where Kirby lived or came from before he arrived in Dream Land is therefore unknown.
  • Much of Kirby's anatomy remains a mystery, particularly his inner workings. Additionally, his weight is always listed as "unknown".
  • It is still not known precisely what happens to enemies and objects that Kirby inhales, nor where they go when he swallows them. On several occasions, HAL Laboratory has played up this mystery. Director Shinya Kumazaki states that, for the purposes of keeping the game world approachable, the enemies simply "poof" and then reappear somewhere else in the world.[1]
  • Kirby has been described as a being "possessing infinite power", and yet it is still possible for him to be defeated or to starve. How exactly Kirby harnesses this power is still unknown, though the fact that he has had over 60 Copy Abilities may imply that said quote is referring to infinite potential.

Meta Knight[edit]

  • Meta Knight has long been suspected to be the same species as Kirby, due to similarities in appearance when unmasked. However, despite evidence in favor of this conclusion, no official statement has been released regarding Meta Knight's precise relation to Kirby.
  • It is still not clear exactly what relationship Meta Knight and his Meta-Knights have with Dream Land, in terms of whether they consider themselves to be part of Dream Land or not. It is implied that they are either a separate political entity who once intended to take over Dream Land or they are merely an occasionally rebellious faction of Dream Land.

King Dedede[edit]

  • King Dedede has a retinue of Waddle Dees and other creatures who are loyal to him. Precisely how he acquired this loyalty is still unknown. In the anime, it is stated that the Waddle Dees are loyal to whoever gives them food and shelter; however, it is unknown if this is true in the main series canon.

Bandana Waddle Dee[edit]

  • Bandana Waddle Dee and the Waddle Dee from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards are speculated by some to be the same character. While both have a strong bond with Kirby and with King Dedede, there is no official material that can confirm this connection.

Other characters[edit]

  • It's unclear what lies beneath Sir Kibble's armor, a mystery that has been played up more than once.
  • It is still not known definitively if Ado from Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Adeleine from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards are meant to be the same character, or two different ones.
  • The identity of the character that Magolor claims knows Kirby "quite well" is unknown.
  • In several instances, an ancient interstellar race is mentioned by characters (often villains) throughout the series. These ancients were said to have left behind many of the more powerful artifacts in the series, though their appearance, motive, and fate are still unknown.
  • The reason why Sphere Doomers eat Energy Spheres is unclear. Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe suggests that the Doomers previously had a different form and were capable of warping space and time under their own power, and that they may be hunting the Energy Spheres for their dimension-warping powers. If this is the case, the Doomers' previous form is also a mystery, though it may be related to the Greater Doomer, the only Doomer who has been seen warping time and space by itself.
  • Though generally described as an incarnation of negativity, the precise nature of Dark Matter and its relatives is still poorly understood. Moreover, certain entities such as Miracle Matter and Dark Nebula have either similarities or have been mentioned in official sources are possibly being related to Dark Matter, but have been never confirmed as such.
  • The nature and motives of both Galacta Knight and Morpho Knight are almost completely unknown.
  • The true nature and purpose of the recurring Butterfly is completely unknown, other than it twice demonstrating the ability to absorb a soul and transform into Morpho Knight.

Locations and objects[edit]


  • The precise nature of Kirby's universe is still not understood.
  • It is unclear what other planets are exactly around Popstar and how close or far they are from each other. Milky Way Wishes shows various planets near it, but they haven't showed up in other games apart from cameos, and in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards other planets appear, although it should be noted that since these planets are visited through portals, it's possible they are actually very far from Popstar. Moreover, both Halfmoon and Ripple Star can be seen in Far-Flung Starlight Heroes, which is said to be very far from Popstar as its description claims that "Planet Popstar was but a tiny glimmer in the distance".

Planet Popstar[edit]

  • Popstar is often described as a font of great energy, which often makes it a target of interstellar invaders. How exactly this energy manifests or originates is still unclear.
  • Popstar's shape and appearance from space does not match its appearance near the surface, for reasons still unanswered.
  • Popstar is riddled with ruins of all sorts, the builders of which are still not accounted for.
  • The exact locations of Dream Land and various other locations throughout Popstar are never specifically mentioned, although some are sometimes placed in maps in-game, such as in World of Miracles - Planet Popstar in Kirby Star Allies; it is unclear however if these are accurate or simply placed like that for gameplay purposes.


New World[edit]

  • What the New World looks like from space is completely unknown, unlike most planets in the series.
  • Exactly what happened that caused the New World to be abandoned by its previous inhabitants and become reclaimed by nature is a mystery. In particular, the Forbidden Island (Originull Wasteland and Redgar Forbidden Lands) is in a much worse state than the Arrival Continent, but it is unclear what could have caused this.
  • What the previous inhabitants of the New World looked like is unknown, as nothing they left behind depicts them in any way. The only time they have been physically depicted is through the appearance of Neichel at the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival, and it's unclear if this can be considered canon.

Warp Stars[edit]

  • It has never quite been explained what Warp Stars are or how they function. In the anime, the Warp Star is the source of Kirby's power, but this is likely not the case in the games.


Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

  • King Dedede is said to have stolen the Sparkling Stars in addition to all of the food in Dream Land, thus robbing the kingdom of its "power". Precisely what the Sparkling Stars are or how they function is still unclear.

Kirby's Adventure / Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

  • The fifth planet visited by Kirby and Ribbon in their journey, Shiver Star, bears a striking resemblance to Earth. The true connection between Shiver Star and Earth remains a mystery.
  • While is generally thought to be a successor to Zero, owing to its similar appearance and name, its exact relationship and connection to the greater Dark Matter species has never been clarified.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

  • It is not entirely clear where the Kirby clones went after Dark Mind was defeated.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

  • Pause screen descriptions explain that Star Dream was an "unfinished" relic, left without a full heart. What exactly this implies is uncertain.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

  • Much mystery surrounds the four legendary heroes who, in the distant past, defeated and sealed away Void Termina with the spears of the heart. Super Kirby Clash implies that Aeon Hero may have been one of these heroes, but this is unconfirmed, and any other details are left vague at best.
  • The nature of Void Termina itself is left unclear. The pause screen descriptions state that its appearance is shaped by the emotions of those who summon it, and that it exists in all dimensions. One pause screen description in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean states that it is made of matters of dream, dark, soul, and heart, and its winged appearance references both and the Master Crown. Its final core also bears a striking resemblance to Kirby himself; though it is unknown if or how they are related, Void's battle in particular implies a strong connection between the two.