Ribbon is a character who made her debut in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. She is a fairy from Ripple Star, serving under the Fairy Queen, and watching over the Great Crystal - an object with the power to dispel Dark Matter. She forms one part of the Ribbon's Crystal ability, and is also paired up with Adeleine in Kirby Star Allies. The duo appear for one last time in Super Kirby Clash, where the former watches as the latter paints as she usually does.
Ribbon is complex in terms of personality. She at first appears carefree, but is later seen to be easily depressed by Ripple Star's destruction. Ribbon also has a brave side to her, as seen when she goes to protect the Ripple Star Queen and then gets away with the crystal when the queen tells her to do so.
Ribbon is rather small, about Kirby's height but much thinner than him. She has messy pink hair with a red ribbon which gives her her name, a red dress, white pants, brown shoes, and rosy cheeks. Her eyes are blue, and she is almost always seen with her mouth open (for some reason).
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
In the opening cut-scene, Ribbon is seen frolicking, but she is soon dismayed when Dark Matter invades the peaceful planet of Ripple Star. The Fairy Queen sends Ribbon off with the crystal, to avoid its capture by the invading force. A piece of Dark Matter pursues her well into space, where it succeeds in shattering the crystal into many pieces, the explosion sending an unconscious Ribbon tumbling down to Pop Star. There, she bumps into Kirby, who up until that point had been stargazing. After this fateful encounter, Kirby finds a piece of the crystal, and merges it with the small remnant that Ribbon still had left. From there, Kirby agrees to help Ribbon find the rest of them and save her home world.
Ribbon accompanies Kirby across the six worlds, combining all the shards of the crystal that they find in the process. Once they return to Ripple Star, the reassembled crystal banishes Dark Matter from the planet, causing it to coalesce in space into Dark Star. Ribbon then helps Kirby battle the core of Dark Matter - 0² by carrying him about inside the void where the battle takes place.
Once Dark Matter is finally destroyed, Kirby is awarded a crystal medal by Ribbon. She also gives him a kiss on the cheek, which causes Kirby to blush and stumble, which results in him falling down the ceremony stairs.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
- Main article: Adeleine
Ribbon appears in one of the Celebration Pictures, titled 'A Delicious Picnic'. She appeared along with Adeleine for the Wave 2 of the Dream Friends, carrying Adeleine in the air so that she could hover.
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