- This article is about the character in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. For his main video game incarnation, see Nightmare.
|“||Heh. It was a mistake to come here, Kirby. As you can see, you and your puny band of Star Warriors pose no threat to me. Challenging me is the last mistake you will ever make!||”|
— eNeMeE in Combat Kirby
eNeMeE is the primary villain of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, and the head of Night Mare Enterprises. Before the events of the show, eNeMeE had managed to dominate the known universe using his monsters and forces, wiping out most of the Star Warriors in the process and creating a galactic empire centered on his floating fortress. Through the N.M.E. Sales Guy, he sends monsters into Dream Land which Kirby must defeat.
Throughout the majority of the show, eNeMeE remains hidden, and has relatively little dialogue. He is much more prominent in the final episode of the main series - Fright to the Finish - where Kirby defeats him using the Star Rod, thus liberating the galaxy from N.M.E.'s clutches.
eNeMeE is a spectral being and a living nightmare who is able to manifest at various sizes. He is invulnerable to all regular physical and energy-based attacks, as they will merely end up being absorbed into the void inside his cloak. He has the power to create monsters (Kabu explains in Kirby's Duel Role that Kirby himself was created by eNeMeE, though he was unable to control him afterward) and hypnotize people with his gaze. His main power is the ability to enter other characters' dreams and cause them to have nightmares, though in this state, he is vulnerable to attacks from the Star Rod, which is his only weakness.
eNeMeE's motives are not clearly known, but he is shown to take pleasure in causing others pain through his monsters and by giving them nightmares. His main objective throughout the show is to hunt down and destroy all of the Star Warriors so that he can conquer the universe. To this end, he set up Night Mare Enterprises in order to develop a network of transmitters which he uses to send monsters to wayward worlds.
The following is a complete list of all of eNeMeE's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding his role in each episode:
|eNeMeE appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
|Kirby Comes to Cappy Town||Tertiary character||*chuckles*|
|Kirby's Duel Role||Tertiary character||(no dialogue)||eNeMeE appears in an imaginary scene during Kabu's exposition.|
|Dark and Stormy Knight||Tertiary character||(no dialogue)||Appears only in a flashback|
|The Fofa Factor||Tertiary character||"Sell him Fofa! Better yet, chop it and charge him double!" *laughs*||Appears in a flashback. This is Nightmare's first proper line of dialogue in the series.|
|The Pillow Case||Tertiary character||"Yes, and soon those sleepy-headed simpletons will be doing my work for me!"|
|Here Comes the Son||Tertiary character||"Are you injured?" *laughs* "Then take some of this, and your fading life will be restored!"||Appears only in a flashback.|
|The Kirby Derby - Part II||Tertiary character||"Won't this be interesting." *laughs*||Appears only in the Japanese version. As such, his dialogue is translated from Japanese.|
|Monster Management||Tertiary character||"Forget it! Let those fools think they've beaten us! When they let their guard down, we'll teach them a lethal lesson!" *laughs*|
|Prediction Predicament - Part I||Tertiary character||"What a wonderful idea!" *laughs*|
|Air-Ride-in-Style - Part II||Tertiary character||"It's only a matter of time 'til that Warp Star will be ours for the taking!" *laughs*|
|Combat Kirby||Primary character||"They are growing desperate! They realize I have them beaten! I was hoping they'd be foolish enough to attack, so I prepared a surprise for them!"|
|Fright to the Finish||Primary character||"How did Kirby discover the secret?! That pitiful little Star Warrior has found my only weakness! I am helpless against the power of the Star Rod!"|
|Kirby 3D||Secondary character||"Best-selling video games? An animated series? He's unstoppable!"||In the English dub of this episode, eNeMeE is voiced by Michael Sinterniklaas rather than Andrew Rannells.|
eNeMeE reveals himself fully for the first time in Combat Kirby.
eNeMeE absorbing a volley from the Halberd
eNeMeE abducting Tiff
eNeMeE absorbing Fire Kirby's attack