|There was once a painting said to depict a pair of sisters separated at birth. It slept, unnoticed, in a painter's studio for countless years before it came to life and vowed revenge on the world.|
— Kirby: Triple Deluxe Boss description
Paintra is a boss making her debut in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. She resembles a witch, but is in fact a living painting, brought to life by the magic power of Taranza. Paintra bears a colorful outfit, complete with two paintbrushes for feet, and attacks by spreading paint, firing energy blasts, and painting pictures that come to life to attack her enemies, much like Ado and Adeleine from previous games would. Paintra is the boss of Triple Deluxe's second Level, Lollipop Land, and she is also battled in The Arena and in Stage 4 of Royal Road.
|This time, I’m introducing Paintra, the boss of Level 2: Lollipop Land. When Kirby chases Taranza into a workshop, he comes across a forgotten painting in there, which is said to depict a pair of sisters separated at birth. The painting is brought to life as Paintra and starts attacking Kirby. Paintra can turn her body into a paintbrush and splatter paint all over Kirby. She’ll even splatter paint on the screen so you can’t see what’s going on! She also has the ability to make drawings come to life. Don’t forget that you can see descriptions of the bosses if you pause the game during battle!|
— Satoshi Ishida, Miiverse post on 06/18/2014 9:21 AM
The following lists all of Paintra's attacks in Story Mode and The Arena in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Attacks in italics are used in the second phase of the fight only.
|Attacks - Normal|
Paintra fires three or more orbs of energy in a set path that can be inhaled and spat back at the boss. Paintra will do this move twice in succession in the second phase, usually after a Screen Paint.
Paintra flies into the foreground, painting the screen in various patterns, often making it more difficult for the player to see what is happening on the screen. This technique breaks the fourth wall. More patterns are available in the second phase.
Paintra approaches Kirby and swipes twice with her paintbrush feet in large arcs, producing stars on the second swipe. She will then re-position and attempt this move again.
Paintra flies into the background, and starts spinning rapidly, releasing many globs of paint that can be inhaled and spat back at an appropriate time. She then finishes by splatting paint on the screen.
Paintra spins in place and fires rapid bursts of paint toward the ground, making stars erupt from the impact spot. She then re-positions and fires again.
Paintra flies into the background and attempts to ram Kirby in a dive. This creates stars where she touches the stage.
Paintra summons a number of blank canvases, then paints various objects on them, which then pop off the canvas and deal various effects. One of the paintings is a fake and will not do anything, and in fact can often be inhaled and spat back at Paintra. The following are objects that Paintra can paint:
Paintra summons a giant canvas sheet to cover the background and flies behind it. Paintra will then attempt to ram Kirby through the canvas a number of times, once or more.
Upon defeat, Paintra is sucked back into the painting she came from, then the painting shatters with her inside.
Paintra DX is fought in Dededetour! and in The True Arena. In this appearance, Paintra DX has a notably darker color scheme, with her sporting a black, twisted hat resembling a witch's, purple hair, a red and purple garb, among others.
Paintra DX's attack patterns are made more complex, including firing seven more orbs in Energy Blast. She can also paint a streak of paint in the center of the screen before doing the Painting Assault attack in the second phase, making it more difficult for the player to see the hazards coming from each painting. Paintra DX also gains a new attack where she starts to spin and sweep across the arena.
- One of the objects that Paintra paints is Landia, a prominent boss from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Additionally, Paintra DX paints Landia EX.
- Her name is a pun on "paint", which she uses in her boss fight.
- It is hinted that Paintra might be Drawcia's sister due to them both having paint-based moves, Paintra's description stating that she and her sister were separated at the time of their birth, and them both having a similar appearance and name. This was seemingly confirmed in the booklet included with Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, where sketches of Drawcia and Paintra are seen on a page showing concept art for Vividria and labelled as "姉様" (ane-sama), meaning "elder sister".
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