Masked Dedede

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Masked Dedede
Artwork of Masked Dedede from Kirby Super Star Ultra
First game Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)
Latest game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
Other game(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Battle Royale
Kirby Star Allies (cameo)
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Relative(s) King Dedede
Similar to Shadow Dedede
King D-Mind
Theme music

no music given

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Masked Dedede is a boss first appearing in Kirby Super Star Ultra, in Revenge of the King. He is the alter ego of King Dedede, but his mask makes him look like a whole different character.


Masked Dedede's hammer is now electrified, and it can shoot flames and missiles. He can spin around with it like Hammer Kirby's Hammer Swing attack, causing tons of damage. After this spinning attack, his mask will come off and he will be dizzy and vulnerable before returning to normal.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Masked Dedede's is the final boss in the sub-game Revenge of the King, and the first of the Final Four in The True Arena. His battle is similar to King Dedede's in Spring Breeze, except that he has more health and new attacks. In addition, there is an electric field above the battle arena that can shock Kirby if he floats too high or destroy any Ability Star on contact.

When Masked Dedede is defeated in battle and is sent flying in Revenge of the King, his voice is considerably lower than when he is launched in Spring Breeze. In The True Arena, his mask breaks and he simply slides back on the ground a bit.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Story Mode[edit]

Masked Dedede in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Strings are visible on his back and hammer, which are being pulled by Taranza.

In the Story Mode of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, as Kirby enters the boss stage of Royal Road, Taranza will start controlling King Dedede with his spider webs and will use his magic to enhance his powers, giving him the form of Masked Dedede.

Masked Dedede battle in Triple Deluxe is very similar to the Super Star Ultra version, as he will also use his mechanic hammer for various purposes. His battle is in two phases: when his first health bar is entirely depleted, Taranza will use his magic again to yet enhance his strength. His clothing turns purple and his mask is half broken. His screen title will also be modified: he will be known as Masked Dedede's Revenge. Since his hammer has been destroyed, he will grab an axe and start battling Kirby with it. He can swing it sharply, his jumps create shockwaves, and he can shoot beams. Taranza will also aid him in battle: from the background, he will occasionally shoot energy balls of varying sizes at Kirby.

When Masked Dedede's Revenge is defeated, Dedede is finally brought back to consciousness and greeted by Kirby. Then, Taranza seeks rescue from Queen Sectonia, the true mastermind of Triple Deluxe who challenges Kirby another battle in the Royal Road boss stage.

Masked Dedede also appears as a Keychain.

The Arena[edit]

In The Arena of Triple Deluxe, after defeating the previous seven battles (spawned in random order), Masked Dedede is fought again in the fixed 8th battle, later followed by the final two battles with Queen Sectonia.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe[edit]

In Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, this specific mask is one of the unlockable outfits for King Dedede.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Masked Dedede appears as a sticker in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Kirby's Blowout Blast[edit]

At the end of Secret Path in Kirby's Blowout Blast, Kirby faces off against King Dedede's Revenge, similarly to how he was in Stage 5-EX. However, when he's knocked away, and the Sparkling Stars come to grow him giant, this time he gets his mask and jet hammer, becoming Giant Masked Dedede. His attack patterns are similar to the regular Giant King Dedede fight, but the mask protects him from singular Star Bullets. He can also shoot a giant laser and missiles from his Jet Hammer. The mask breaks when he is defeated. His theme in this game was remixed in Super Kirby Clash.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

In Kirby Battle Royale, Masked Dedede Mask appears as a Headgear for King Dedede, unlocked via King Dedede's amiibo.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, Masked Dedede appears in the Celebration Picture: "Super Ultra Battle". His official artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra also appears on the title screen of Guest Star King Dedede.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

King Dedede's Final Smash[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, King Dedede will transform into Masked Dedede when he uses his new Final Smash, Dede-Rush, in which he sends an opponent into the Dedede Arena, fires a barrage of missiles, and finishes off by knocking them out of the arena with his Jet Hammer.

Masked Dedede's Spirit[edit]

Masked Dedede is also a primary spirit (★★★ Ace, Attack-type, 2 slots; Skill: none, level 1 attack: 2,835, level 99 attack: 8,550, level 1 defense: 1,304, level 99 defense: 3,933), using his Kirby Super Star Ultra artwork. Masked Dedede's Spirit can only be obtained via Summoning, the required Spirits materials being Reporter & Wrestler and Hammer Bro.


Game Mode HP
(Star Bullet=52)
Kirby Super Star Ultra Revenge of the King
The True Arena
440 (1 player)
572 (2 players)
He has double HP of King Dedede from Spring Breeze (220).
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Story Mode 620 He becomes Masked Dedede's Revenge when his HP is 55% or lower.
Defense modifier: ×0.75
The Arena 465


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra A fated bout with King Dedede! What can Kirby do against his new Dedede Hammer?!
TD Boxart NA.jpg Kirby: Triple Deluxe Masked Dedede:

Under the influence of Taranza's hypnosis magic, and now donning a mysterious mask, the powered-up king wants to do battle with Kirby. Come to your senses, King Dedede!

Masked Dedede's Revenge:
The revitalized king overflows with power after suffering defeat at the hands of Kirby! Kirby's rival has had his limiter removed, and now he swings a giant axe around with ease. Be careful--this battle machine is on the fritz!


  • Masked Dedede's two phases in Kirby: Triple Deluxe share one total health value despite having two health bars, similar to HR-D3 and Hyness.
    • Considered the DX version of the Triple Deluxe Masked Dedede, Shadow Dedede's two phases use the same health bar instead, similar to Corrupt Hyness.
    • King D-Mind is named "MaskedBlackDedede" in internal game files of Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. "Black Dedede" is the Japanese name of Shadow Dedede, and King D-Mind's moveset can be considered an even more souped-up version of Shadow Dedede despite them being two different characters.

Names in other languages[edit]

Masked Dedede[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マスクド・デデデ
Masukudo Dedede
Masked Dedede
Chinese 面具帝帝帝[1]
miàn jù dì dì dì
Masked Dedede
French DaDiDou Masqué Masked Dedede
German Dedede Inkognito Incognito Dedede
Italian Dedede Mascherato Masked Dedede
Korean 마스크 디디디
Maseukeu Dididi
Mask Dedede
Spanish Dedede enmascarado Masked Dedede

Masked Dedede's Revenge[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マスクド・デデデ リベンジ
Masukudo Dedede Ribenji
Masked Dedede Revenge
French DaDiDou Masqué Ultra Ultra Masked Dedede
German Rache des Dedede Inkognito Revenge of Incognito Dedede
Italian La Vendetta di Dedede Mascherato The Revenge of Masked Dedede
Korean 마스크 디디디 리벤지
Maseukeu Dididi Ribenji
Mask Dedede Revenge
Spanish Dedede enmascarado vengador Masked Dedede Avenger

Giant Masked Dedede[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ジャイアントマスクド・デデデ
Jaianto Masukudo Dedede
Giant Masked Dedede
French DaDiDou Masqué Géant Giant Masked Dedede
German Riesen-Dedede Inkognito Giant Incognito Dedede
Korean 자이언트 마스크 디디디
Jaieonteu Maseukeu Dididi
Giant Mask Dedede
Spanish Dedede enmascarado gigate Giant Masked Dedede

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