Minor characters

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Minor characters are characters from the Kirby series who never play more than an insignificant role in the games or story-lines they appear in, but serve a more significant role than simply being a cameo appearance. More specifically, a minor character is a character who lacks all of the following qualities:

  • having plot-significant dialogue or interacting directly and repeatedly with Kirby or another prominent character in the story, through cut-scenes or otherwise.
  • making multiple appearances as a distinct individual entity in a game. (i.e. a trait lacking in most common enemies, though they will not be listed here)
  • having a larger role than simply as an opponent. (i.e. a trait lacking in most common enemies, bosses and mid-bosses, though again they will not be listed here)

List of minor characters by game[edit]

The following list covers all minor characters by game, though it should be noted that some characters on this list play more significant roles in other games. It should be noted that this list will not cover characters who appear from other video game franchises or media. Those characters are mentioned on the Cameo characters page instead. This list will also not cover audiences or crowds, as they also qualify as cameo appearances:

Kirby's Dream Land[edit]

(one of the butterflies in the intro cut-scene for Green Greens may be the Butterfly, but due to the monochrome nature of the game, this cannot be confirmed)

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

Kirby's Dream Land 2[edit]

  • Girl blob - This character has a chance to appear inside some of the bags, and provides a 1-Up when collected. The Girl blob is only found in the western version and replaces Chao, who is a cameo character in the Japanese version.
  • Gooey - This character has a chance to appear inside some of the bags, and provides a unit of stamina when collected.

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

Main article: Heart Star

All of the minor characters in this game are residents of (or visitors to) Popstar, who require some assistance in the stages and reward Kirby with a Heart Star when he performs a specific task for them. Some of these characters are cameo characters and will not be listed here, and many of the others do not have localized names, or names at all. They are listed here in order of appearance:

  • red tulips
  • a green springy creature
  • a blue round creature with a baseball cap
  • Mine the sunfish
  • an egg-shaped clown who can juggle
  • lavenders
  • a yellow egg-shaped creature with a parasol for a hat
  • a black Elieel
  • a parent and child frog
  • Pitch Mama
  • a yellow creature shaped like a pixelated diamond
  • brown mushrooms
  • a yellow ball-shaped creature with a white bandana and a broomstick
  • a yellow egg-shaped creature with a crack along its waist
  • Nyupun the octopus
  • orange oval flowers
  • a tiny chick on a balloon and its mother hen
  • a floating creature made of a red, yellow, and blue ball fused together
  • an orange lain atop a kagami mochi (mirror rice cake)
  • Pick the hamster
  • a pink creature shaped like a squaroid goblet
  • sunflowers
  • Chef Kawasaki
  • a large snail
  • Shiro the cat
  • an angel

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

  • Fairies of Ripple Star - Aside from Ribbon and the Queen, there are a multitude of other fairies who fly around in some of the cut-scenes. Some of them catch the Queen as she falls after Dark Matter leaves her body.

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

  • Broom Hatters - In the opening scene for the game, Kirby is pursued by two Broom Hatters riding their brooms. Kirby uses the Fire ability to dispatch them.
  • Heat Phanphan - In the opening scene for the game, Kirby inhales a Heat Phanphan to obtain the Fire ability. The poor creature is seen for only a fraction of a second before it enters Kirby's mouth.
  • Sword Knights - In the opening scene for the game, after obtaining the Sword ability, Kirby slashes and defeats two Sword Knights on hover boards who had been pursuing him.

Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn[edit]

  • An unknown silhouette of a vaguely humanoid character appears in the very first cut-scene of the game, who is turned into a yarn outline by Yin-Yarn.
  • Lickeur - In the cut-scene that plays after clearing Patch Castle, Kirby and Prince Fluff are ambushed by a giant purple blob of yarn who yields the first piece of Magic Yarn on defeat.
  • Uniclod - In the first cut-scene for the game, Kirby rescues Prince Fluff from a Uniclod who had been chasing him.
  • Waddle Dees - In the cut-scenes featuring King Dedede, Waddle Dees appear who do chores for him around the castle. They are eventually captured along with their king by yarn imposters.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

  • Butterfly - the recurring butterfly appears in the first cut-scene for the game on a flower next to Meta Knight, and flies off when the Lor Starcutter appears. It also appears in the final cut-scene for the game, where it lands on Kirby's face and wakes him up.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

  • Blipper - Kirby catches a Blipper in the opening cut-scene for the game.
  • Butterfly - the recurring butterfly appears in the first cut-scene for the game and lands on Kirby's face as he strolls outside his house. It also lands on some apples later in the scene.
  • Spear Waddle Dees - A troop of Spear Waddle Dees attempt to defend King Dedede from Taranza in the opening cut-scene for the game.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

  • Butterfly - the recurring butterfly appears in the final cut-scene for the game, once again landing on Kirby's face and waking him up.
  • King Dedede - King Dedede appears in the opening cut-scene of the game playing chess with his Waddle Dees. He tries in vain to defend the castle from the Haltmann Works Company invasion. In the ending cut-scene, King Dedede emerges from the rubble of his castle.
  • Invader Armor - Several Invader Armor pilots appear in the opening scene for the game as part of the Haltmann invasion.
  • Robobot Armor - The last suit of Robobot Armor that Kirby uses to battle Star Dream appears to have a mind of its own, as it lifts an unconscious Kirby out of its seat before being vaporized along with the rest of the computer's creations.
  • Waddle Dees - A retinue of Waddle Dees appear in the opening and closing cut-scenes for the game, attempting to assist King Dedede.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

  • Knuckle Joe - Knuckle Joe can be found in the lobby for Dedede's Cake Royale and comments on Kirby's currently-equipped ability.
  • Soldier Waddle Dees - Aside from the soldier at the gate in Dedede's Cake Royale, there are several others who perform different roles.
  • Waddle Dees - A number of Waddle Dees can be talked to in the lobby for Dedede's Cake Royale, and also take part in some of the cut-scenes.
  • Waddle Doo - A Waddle Doo appears in the Dedede's Cake Royale lobby and helps Kirby select battles to participate in.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, a pair of Waddle Dees disguise themselves as King Dedede & Meta Knight and do battle with Kirby and his buddy at the end of Chapter 2. They are not revealed to be Waddle Dees until after they are defeated, and forced to flee the scene.

Minor characters in Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

The following are characters who do not serve a particularly plot-important purpose in the various episodes of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Any character who does have an episode devoted to them, even if they are a minor character for any others they appear in, will not be listed here:

Minor characters in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!  
Character Notable appearance(s) Notes
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The Aliens
Junk Jam The Aliens are vaguely humanoid figures who pilot the flying saucer responsible for dumping massive mounds of garbage on Dream Land in the episode Junk Jam. Their actual species name and where they come from is not known, but they appear to be affiliated with Night Mare Enterprises. Their flying saucer is similar in appearance to that of a Destroya, but is not the same design.
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Bonkers' Keeper
Goin' Bonkers (flashback) Bonkers' Keeper is not identified by name, and his appearance is not fully seen. He appears to be a circus clown and was responsible for keeping and training Bonkers while the ape was captive in the circus act. He is a fan of the show Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, and would watch it while off-duty.
Various In addition to the recurring Cappy characters, there are many Cappies who do not have names or distinct roles who occupy Cappy Town. They can be seen with various hairstyles and/or articles of clothing, but are rarely as distinct as more prominent Cappy characters.
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Captain Kick
Buccaneer Birdy A famous dread pirate who lived 200 years before the events of the show. Only his skeleton is seen in the episode proper. He is only named in the Japanese version.
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The Cavities
A Dental Dilemma The Cavities are an anthropomorphization of tooth decay, and can be seen "mining away" the teeth of both King Dedede and Tuff in order to create cavities. They are named as such by King Dedede while he is suffering from toothache.
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Commander Vee
A Princess in Dis-Dress Commander Vee is Princess Rona's bodyguard and lady-in-waiting. She spends most of the episode disguised as the Princess, while she pretends to be Vee.
Flower Power Como makes a cameo appearance in the episode Flower Power.
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Elder Pipi
A Princess in Dis-Dress Princess Rona's grandfather. His name is conjectural.
Escargoon Squad A swarm of Flappers make a small appearance in the episode Escargoon Squad.
A Fish Called Kine A Flotzo makes a minor appearance in the episode A Fish Called Kine.
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Honey's father
Don't Bank on It Honey's father is a slim Cappy with black hair similar to Samo's, a small bushy mustache, and a brown vest who goes nameless. He does not speak until Don't Bank on It.
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Honey's mom
Watermelon Felon Honey's mom wears a green scarf and a pink bonnet with brown tufts of hair, and goes nameless (only being referred to as "Honey's mom" by Tiff in Watermelon Felon). Her only significant role is in the episode Watermelon Felon, where she acts as one of Tiff's witnesses for Kirby.
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Iro's father
Prediction Predicament - Part II Iro's father is a rather portly Cappy who goes nameless. He does not speak until Prediction Predicament - Part II, and only in the Japanese version.
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Iro's mother
Hunger Struck Iro's mother wears an orange apron and a bonnet, and goes nameless.
A Fish Called Kine, Island of the Lost Warrior, Buccaneer Birdy Joe makes minor appearances in various episodes, where he antagonizes King Dedede and Escargoon. He is a pal of Kine, and helps to protect the ocean's natural environs.
Pink-Collar Blues Kany makes a minor appearance in the episode Pink-Collar Blues.
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War of the Woods Kittsuu is a woodpecker who lives in Acore along with the other animals. It is named only in the Japanese version.
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Lord James Coleet
Buccaneer Birdy Captain Kick's bird, stolen from a royal family. Presumed to be the great grandfather of Tokkori, until it is shown he was not the same species. He is only named in the Japanese version.
Un-Reality TV Mayor Len's butler wears a fancy brown tuxedo, and goes nameless. He is sometimes seen with a small blue cap.
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Mayor Len Blustergas's grandchildren
The Kirby Derby - Part I Mayor Len's grandchildren are three small Cappies who live with him in his villa. They are differentiated with red, green, and blue clothing and each have slightly different hair styles, but are otherwise interchangeable and go nameless.
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The monkey
War of the Woods This monkey can be seen in many episodes, but only has a significant role in War of the Woods. It lives in Acore along with the other animals.
War of the Woods Nruff and Nelly cameo in a couple episodes, but appear most prominently in War of the Woods.
Crusade for the Blade (in a flashback) Described as the ancient King of the Fire People. Photron is said to be responsible for forging the Galaxia many thousands of years ago. This character does not appear in the present storyline.
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Pipi guards
A Princess in Dis-Dress Alongside Elder Pipi are a number of nondescript bodyguards who have no dialogue.
War of the Woods Pon & Con cameo in a couple episodes, but appear most prominently in War of the Woods. Here, they are able to speak, unlike their video game counterparts.
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Princess Zaia
One Crazy Knight Princess Zaia is a fictional Cappy who resembles Mabel. Sir Gallant believes Mabel to be her after meeting her in Cappy Town. In the Japanese version, she is called Princess Raia.
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Born to Be Mild - Part I Rip is a member of the biker gang led by Fang. He wears a mask over his face, but is otherwise similar to Fang and Turbo. In the Japanese version, he is called "Accel".
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Sheepwrecked The sheep appear in a number of different episodes, but they do not serve a significant purpose in the plot aside from their role in the episode Sheepwrecked.
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The shepherd
Sheepwrecked The shepherd is a nameless Cappy villager who is responsible for tending to the sheep out in the countryside, though he tends to not handle them very well. He is distinguishable by his rough green vest, and can be seen wearing one of two different hats. One of these hats has a feather in it, while the other is more cylindrical. He has a wife and two kids, seen in Prediction Predicament - Part II.
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Spikehead's father
Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure Spikehead's father wears a vest and small green beret and sports a mustache, and goes nameless. His hair is sometimes brown, and other times grey.
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Spikehead's mother
Hunger Struck Spikehead's mother wears a pink chef hat and apron, and goes nameless.
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The squirrel
War of the Woods This squirrel can be seen in many episodes, but only has a significant role in War of the Woods. It lives in Acore along with the other animals and can speak.
Here Comes the Son In addition to the named Star Warriors, there are several nondescript ones who appear in some scenes, mainly flashbacks.
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Born to Be Mild - Part I Turbo is a member of the biker gang led by Fang. He has buck teeth and a small mustache, but is otherwise similar to Fang and Rip.
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The tourists
Tourist Trap The tourists are a large group of Cappy-like creatures who wear floral shirts, dark sunglasses, and all carry cameras. Some of them also wear straw hats. They speak a foreign language (which is in reality gibberish) and tend to trash and vandalize any area they visit. Their skin color is pale lavender, which makes them similar in hue to Poison Mash.
Beware: Whispy Woods! All of the trees surrounding Whispy Woods are descendants of him, and can speak.

Minor characters in the Kirby novel series[edit]

The following are characters who are not plot-significant to the volumes of the Kirby novel series. They usually only appear a few times in one volume and aren't illustrated in any illustrations, therefore lacking much detail. These are as follows:

  • Mrs. Parfaitski's chefs - A large group of top-class chefs who were hired to cook for Mrs. Parfaitski for her birthday celebration. They end up locked away by her due to her dissatisfaction with their cooking, but eventually are freed. The only one named out of these and shown in an illustration is Chef Kawasaki, who is not considered a minor character.