Lovely

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Lovely
KSSU Lovely artwork.png
Artwork of Lovely from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
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First game Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest game Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014, as a keychain)
Other game(s) Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES)
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Copy Ability N/A
Similar entities Rosely
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Lovely is an enemy and species of flower first appearing in Kirby Super Star. They have since reappeared in Kirby's Super Star Stacker and made their last appearance in the remake of their first appearance, Kirby Super Star Ultra. Additionally, it has appeared in the the anime as a monster. If Kirby approaches a Lovely, it will enclose its petals around him, similar to the way a venus fly trap engulfs its prey.

Characteristics[edit]

Lovely's appearance is similar to a typical taraxacum, but they also appear to have white 'cheeks' (pink in the anime), glowing eyes and are always smiling. Lovelies also have large, thick vines. These are used to capture prey, but additionally serve to prevent them from blowing away in the wind, or to prevent Kirby from inhaling them. They can still be defeated by Kirby's other attacks.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Lovely makes its first appearance in Kirby Super Star and its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra, where it appears as a somewhat uncommon regular enemy in stages. Lovely sits in place (as it is unable to move from its starting position) and will attempt to strike Kirby using its head, swinging it forward like a flail. If Kirby is caught directly, he will be enveloped for a moment, then spat out, taking considerable damage. Lovely cannot be inhaled, and has a decent amount of stamina, but is easy enough to avoid or defeat in most circumstances. If Lovely is scanned using Copy, it grants no ability and is simply atomized. In Revenge of the King, Lovely is replaced by a stronger variant called Rosely.

A pair of Lovelies appear in the opening scene for Dyna Blade next to Kirby sleeping under a tree, and do not appear to be hostile towards him. When Dyna Blade passes by, they are knocked back by the strength of the gust and lose some of their petals.

Locations[edit]

Lovely can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Lovely locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens No RoMK Chapter 4 No
Float Islands No RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds Yes RoMK Chapter 6 No
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains Yes Floria Yes
Mallow Castle No Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave No Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain Yes Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius No
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai No
Sub-Tree Yes Halfmoon No
Crystal No ???? No
Old Tower Yes Purple Plants No
Garden No Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 Yes

Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES)[edit]

Quote1.png I found it! Finders keepers! Quote2.png
— Lovely's dialogue from Kirby Super Star Stacker (unofficial translation)

Lovely is the third opponent in the story mode for this game. Kirby must challenge Lovely to a puzzle match in order to obtain a piece of Mr. Star that the flower had in its possession. Once Lovely has been beaten, it is shown in the next scene that Kirby and co. had flattened it.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Lovely appears as a randomly-appearing keychain, using her Kirby Super Star sprite.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Lovely
E27 Lovely.png
Screencap of Lovely from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
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Debut episode The Flower Plot
Ability granted Cutter
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Quote1.png Nothing you can do can keep me away from Whispy! Don't you get it?! Quote2.png
— Lovely in The Flower Plot

Lovely appears in the episode The Flower Plot. At first, it is simply a flower that grew near Whispy Woods' trunk. As it grows, Whispy becomes infatuated with it, giving it its name and protecting it from the elements. Learning of the flower and Whispy's love of it, Kirby, Tiff, and Tuff help Whispy name and shelter it, including shielding it from harsh weather. Upon learning of this flower and wanting revenge for the events of the prior episode Beware: Whispy Woods!, King Dedede conducts a plot to steal the flower and have Night Mare Enterprises transform it into a monster. They do this by abducting the flower using a smokescreen and then taking it to the Night Mare Enterprises Teleporter in Castle Dedede.

Not knowing what had been done to the flower, Kirby and co. enter the castle, locate Lovely sitting in a flower pot, and take it back to Whispy. Once returned, Lovely reveals its face and charms Whispy further by speaking to him. Overnight, Lovely begins to sap Whispy's strength by tapping his roots, meanwhile growing in size. Suspecting foul play, Kirby and co. attempt to dig Lovely out without Whispy noticing, but Lovely sees them and alerts Whispy, causing the old tree to apprehend them with his roots. Lovely then makes its move and turns into a giant monster, sporting razor-sharp petals which it can throw at will.

After thwarting King Dedede and snapping Whispy back to his senses, Kirby inhales one of Lovely's razor petals and gains the Cutter ability. Kirby finishes off the giant flower using a Cutter boomerang. As it falls, Lovely promises to be reborn one day, but not as a monster, later being replaced by an entire patch of small faceless Lovely flowers.

Trivia[edit]

  • Lovely, surprisingly enough, is able to operate underwater, though it is not seen there often.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ラブリー
Raburī
Lovely
German Lovely -