Poppy Bros. Sr.

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Poppy Bros. Sr.
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Artwork of Poppy Bros. Sr. from Kirby Super Star Ultra
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Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land
Latest Game Kirby Super Star Ultra
Other Game(s) Kirby's Adventure
Kirby's Pinball Land
Kirby's Avalanche
Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Super Star
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Copy Ability Crash, Bomb
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Poppy Bros. Sr., also spelt Poppy Bros Sr.[1], is a Mid-Boss that appears in several games of the Kirby series, debuting in the first installment, Kirby's Dream Land. He resembles Poppy Bros. Jr., but is bigger. He also has slightly longer and more hooked feet than his smaller counterpart and possesses a flat white shirt collar, as well as ligaments connecting his feet.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Dream Land

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Kirby's Dream Land sprite.

In Poppy Bros Sr.'s first appearance in Kirby's Dream Land, he jumps around mainly in one place, periodically throwing singular bombs at Kirby. On rare instances, he gradually increases the range of his jumps until he reaches the other side of the screen, but always returns to his initial position afterwards. To defeat him, Kirby has to inhale his bombs and spit them back at him three times. In the Extra Game, Poppy Bros. Sr. is able to throw three bombs at a faster rate than normal, and execute a dashing attack.

Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

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Nightmare in Dream Land sprite.

Poppy Bros Sr. returns in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Nightmare in Dream Land. Here, he acts mainly the same as he did in his first appearance. However, he is much more likely to perform larger jumps, and if he manages to jump over Kirby, will continue to attack him from the opposite side. To defeat him, Kirby has to spit his bombs back at him or use a Copy Ability. In addition, Poppy Bros Sr.'s own bombs may hurt him if they happen to explode near him. Inhaling and swallowing Poppy Bros. Sr. after his defeat grants Kirby the Crash Copy Ability.

Although Poppy Bros. Sr. is encountered many times throughout the game (Kirby sometimes having to fight two of them at once) Poppy Bros. Sr. is one of the only three Mid-Bosses in the game to not be fought in any of the Arenas, likely due to yielding a limited use ability.

Kirby's Pinball Land

Poppy Bros. Sr. appears as the boss of Poppy Brothers' Land. He attacks by bounding between two small platforms and throwing bombs at the flippers to temporarily disable them. Once hit three times, he splits into two and continues the fight. Each of them must then be hit three more times to defeat them.

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra

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Kirby Super Star sprite.

Poppy Bros. Sr.'s abilities become more advanced in Kirby Super Star and its remake; instead of always throwing one bomb, he is also able to throw three bombs at Kirby at once and may attempt to ram into him like in Kirby's Dream Land's extra game, in addition to being able to jump over Kirby like in his Kirby's Adventure apppearance. Also like in Kirby's Adventure, Poppy Bros. Sr. is vulnerable to his own bombs. In these games, he yields the Bomb ability when swallowed.

Trivia

  • In Kirby's Dream Land, Poppy Bros Sr. is the only one of the game's Mid-Bosses to have no apparent relation to the boss of the stage he is fought in (Whispy Woods).
    • Despite being a larger and more powerful version of Poppy Bros. Jr., the smaller counterpart was the one who ended up appearing in far more titles. Poppy Bros. Sr. meanwhile has not appeared in any significant capacity since Kirby Super Star Ultra, and has yet to make an appearance in 3-D.

References

  1. Kirby Super Star Ultra displays this spelling of the name on the bottom screen during fights against the Mid-Boss. The plural is used even when only one is fought; no official singular has been established.