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, she has appeared in the the anime as a monster. If Kirby approaches a Lovely, she will enclose her petals around him, similar to the way a venus fly trap engulfs her prey.
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.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
Lovely makes her first appearance in Kirby Super Star and its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra, where she appears as a somewhat uncommon regular enemy in stages. Lovely sits in place (as she is unable to move from her starting position) and will attempt to strike Kirby using her 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 health, but is easy enough to avoid or defeat in most circumstances. If Lovely is scanned using Copy, she 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.
In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Lovely also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.
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|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES)
|“||I found it! Finders keepers!||”|
— 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 her possession. Once Lovely has been beaten, it is shown in the next scene that Kirby and co. had flattened her.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Lovely appears as a randomly-appearing keychain, using her Kirby Super Star sprite.
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|“||Nothing you can do can keep me away from Whispy! Don't you get it?!||”|
— Lovely in The Flower Plot
Lovely appears in the episode The Flower Plot. At first, she is simply a flower that grew near Whispy Woods' trunk. As she grows, Whispy becomes infatuated with her, giving her a name and protecting her from the elements. Learning of the flower and Whispy's love of her, Kirby, Tiff, and Tuff help Whispy name and shelter her, including shielding her 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 her into a monster. They do this by abducting the flower using a smokescreen and then taking her to the Monster Delivery System 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 her back to Whispy. Once returned, Lovely reveals her 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 her move and turns into a giant monster, sporting razor-sharp petals which she 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 she 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.
- Lovely, surprisingly enough, is able to operate underwater, though she is not seen there often.
Sprite from Kirby's Star Stacker (SNES)
Card from Kirby Card Swipe in Kirby Super Star Ultra
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Lovely
"Mirror" miniature set from the "Kirby's Happy Room" merchandise line, featuring a Star Block flowerpot with Lovely in it.
Names in other languages
|Spanish||Margarita||Common Spanish name for women that means "Daisy"|