N.M.E. Sales Guy

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N.M.E. Sales Guy
Customer Service Art.png
Artwork of the Sales Guy in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
Details
First episode Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
Last episode Kirby 3D
Main role Secondary villain
Other appearance(s) Kirby Mass Attack (cameo)
Similar characters eNeMeE
Voice actor(s) Dan Green (English)
Banjō Ginga (Japanese)
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Quote1.png Welcome to Night Mare Enterprises, King Dedede. How can I assist you? Quote2.png
— N.M.E. Sales Guy in Kirby Comes to Cappy Town

The N.M.E. Sales Guy[1] is the public face of Night Mare Enterprises and a recurring secondary villain in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He is usually seen only on a television screen from within Castle Dedede, appearing whenever King Dedede wants to order a monster or other product from the company. The N.M.E. Sales Guy is a humanoid figure who wears a business suit and gives off a professional demeanor. Despite this, it is clear that he wishes only to exploit King Dedede for as much money as he can, and try to defeat Kirby using N.M.E.'s monsters.

Appearance[edit]

Quote1.png I may be shrimpy, but I'm a whale of a salesman! Quote2.png
— N.M.E. Sales Guy in Fright to the Finish

The Sales Guy is humanoid in appearance. He has a long chin and pale gray skin. His hair color is purple and green, and he wears large orange sunglasses. His suit is dark blue with a bright orange shirt and pink tie. In the very last episode of the show, Fright to the Finish, he is revealed to have short, Kirby-like feet with no legs. He is first seen fully in the episode The Pillow Case (in the Japanese version), but the fact that he is wearing a kimono and that he is on a pillow make it seem that he is sitting as opposed to standing.

Personality[edit]

The N.M.E. Sales Guy serves as the public face of Night Mare Enterprises, and as such, tends to keep a professional demeanor as much as is possible, even when he is being directly insulted by his customers. He tends to do his job well, as he is often able to talk King Dedede into buying extra peripherals and charging him premium rates for various services. As such, he is able to keep King Dedede under a perpetual debt which is ultimately never paid off before N.M.E. is destroyed in the final episode. Despite his professional demeanor, The N.M.E. Sales Guy secretly (and sometimes not-so-secretly) mocks King Dedede for his gullibility and his foolishness, once referring to him in the flashback in The Fofa Factor as "King Sucker". Due to the King's obstinance against paying his debt, the N.M.E. Sales Guy often has to refuse him service, or send in a monster to forcefully repossess Dedede's assets.

Despite doing a good job at selling monsters, the N.M.E. Sales Guy tends to falter when it comes to his real ambition of destroying Kirby and the other Star Warriors. He often hatches plans to entrap the pink puffball, the most notable examples of which are plans to have Kirby transported directly to N.M.E. headquarters to be destroyed by a horde of monsters which are attempted in Abusement Park and Scare Tactics - Part II. Both times, these plans nearly work, but are thwarted due to Mike Kirby's singing in the former case, and Meta Knight in the latter. The N.M.E. Sales Guy's worst humiliation comes when he is tricked by Knuckle Joe into sending Masher to Dream Land only to have the monster destroyed when Knuckle Joe betrays him. Despite his usual role as a villain, the N.M.E. Sales Guy does have a sense of fair play. In The Kirby Quiz, he serves as an impartial host, even disqualifying King Dedede and Escargoon when it is proven that they cheated in the last round.

Filmography[edit]

The following is a complete list of all of N.M.E. Sales Guy's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding his role in each episode:

N.M.E. Sales Guy's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!  
Episode Image Role Selected quote Notes
Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
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Secondary character "Just give it time, your Highness, and I guarantee that little shrimp will grow on you."
A Blockbuster Battle
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Secondary character "Now that we know your opponent is Kirby, all our monsters have new improved attack powers." *gets attacked by monsters* "See what I mean?"
Kirby's Duel Role
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Secondary character "No problemo, Triple D! We always give credit where credit is due!"
Dark and Stormy Knight
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Secondary character *chuckles* "Sorry, your Majesty, but our contract states that Kracko can't be sent backo!"
Beware: Whispy Woods!
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Secondary character "Well according to my calculations, your Night Mare Enterprises account shows an outstanding unpaid balance of 19 million in change, see?"
The Fofa Factor
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Secondary character "Well, King Sucker's back to get his pocket picked again."
The Big Taste Test
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Tertiary character *chuckles* "Just take a look at page 250."
Escargoon Squad
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Secondary character "Overdue bills! King Dedede owed us big time and this was the only way we could collect. Ta ta!"
Cappy New Year
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Tertiary character "That's Sasuke, our firework monster!"
The Pillow Case
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Secondary character "Thanks to our friend King Dedede, all of Cappy Town will be dreaming exactly what we want them to."
The Thing About the Ring
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Secondary character "Just what the doctor ordered, eh, D-Man?"
Here Comes the Son
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Secondary character "There's a little extra service charge for that special upload, King."
Dedede's Snow Job
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Tertiary character "We deal mostly in monsters, not home appliances, but I think we may just have something that'll do the job." It should be noted that N.M.E. later does deal in home appliances, with examples being the pieces of SlicerDicer in Cooking Up Trouble and the CFC-emitting air conditioner devices in A Sunsational Puzzle.
Hour of the WolfWrath
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Secondary character "Oops. I guess I forgot to mention that! WolfWrath needs to set fires to get the strength for its attacks."
The Flower Plot
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Tertiary character "Oh Whispy sure has weird taste in girlfriends. That boy's been in the woods too long!"
Labor Daze
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Tertiary character "It's the ultra-cool hyper-industrial factory starter kit you ordered, D-Meister!"
A Spice Odyssey
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Tertiary character "That's an appetizing proposition. Sit back while we cook up a cook!"
Hatch Me If You Can
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Tertiary character "With Kirby so attached to that cute little monster, he won't want to fight a big ol' bad one! When the giant Galbo attacks, Kirby's history!"
Abusement Park
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Secondary character "It's like he's scratching a chalk board! I can't take it! I'm sending Kirby back!"
A Dental Dilemma
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Tertiary character "Good luck, Big D!"
Junk Jam
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Tertiary character "We'll be happy to deep-six the dumping as soon as you pay us what you owe us, Sire."
A Recipe for Disaster
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Tertiary character *chuckles* "Cobgoblin, you're up! Now you go take care of Kirby!"
The Kirby Derby - Part I
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Tertiary character "With its deluxe five thousand horsepower engine and turbo-charged side-mount rockets, this machine can outrun any racecar!"
The Kirby Derby - Part II
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Tertiary character "It seems that Kirby has mastered control of his Starship." Appears only in the Japanese version. As such, his dialogue is translated from Japanese.
Watermelon Felon
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Tertiary character "Hey! What do you think you're doing?!"
A Novel Approach
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Tertiary character "Per your request, it's my great pleasure to introduce...the author of Pappy Pottey!"
Escar-Gone
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Secondary character "Erasem is one of the tinier monsters in our inventory. Try searching the castle with a magnifying glass."
Monster Management
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Secondary character "How's it going? Disastrously, I trust!"
Prediction Predicament - Part I
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Tertiary character "Thousand years away, hmm? I don't know about our little friends, but I for one am feeling kind of impatient. What do you say we speed up the process just a little bit?"
Scare Tactics - Part I
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Tertiary character "You're way over your limit, boys!"
Scare Tactics - Part II
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Secondary character "It didn't work, D! I'll have to send a monster to carry Kirby back here by force!"
Pink-Collar Blues
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Tertiary character "It just so happens we have exactly what you're looking for! Stand by."
Tourist Trap
E48 Salesguy.png
Secondary character "As far as tourism goes, Sire, here's my opinion. You might as well rename Dream Land "Snoozeville"!"
Cartoon Buffoon
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Secondary character "I just re-read our contract, King D, and it states that the show has to be of professional quality!"
Don't Bank on It
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Tertiary character *laughs* "I forgot to tell you! We made the dolls, like you ordered, but there was a side effect. A psychic bond develops between you and the dolls. Eventually, anything that happens to the dolls is also experienced by you!"
Kirby Takes the Cake
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Tertiary character "You see, he has trouble distinguishing between friend and foe. Poor little fella gets confused sometimes. I'd wanna handle this one with care, Big D!"
Snack Attack - Part I
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Tertiary character "So, they sprung you out of the slammer, Sire. It must have been a bum wrap. I can't imagine you stealing anything."
Snack Attack - Part II
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Tertiary character *laughs* "I tried to sell you more fighting monsters, but you decided to pinch your pennies! Now you're stuck with the junk, Big D!"
Sweet and Sour Puss
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Tertiary character "The monster invades its opponents and takes away their ability to get angry or fight back."
Dedede's Pet Threat
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Tertiary character "I'd love to help you out, but we've got a no-return policy once they've multiplied, unless of course we can work something out."
A Half-Baked Battle
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Tertiary character "Fine, but be careful, Big D! This monster could be hard for you to stomach, too!"
eNeMeE Elementary
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Tertiary character "We'll take care of all the details for you, D-Man! eNeMeE Academy is a first-class facility with a super-strict curriculum! We'll whip those kids into shape in no time."
The Meal Moocher
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Tertiary character "Okay, but the crustacean I've got in mind is monster-sized!"
Crusade for the Blade
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Tertiary character "Very interesting. If this space girl is as tough as you say she is, I think I better send the big guy!"
Fitness Fiend
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Tertiary character "Don't worry your little head! It's not going to be cheap, but I happen to have a sure-fire way to a slimmer and trimmer you!"
Something to Sneeze At
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Primary character "Yes, it's a proven scientific factoid. Cold germs hate to infect dim-witted creatures because they spend days in an empty head with nothing to do. It gets pretty boring up there, so they leave to find somebody smarter." *coughs* This marks the N.M.E. Sales Guy's first leading role in an episode.
The Kirby Quiz
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Primary character "Guess I've forgotten how crummy Kirby's caterwauling could be! Is everybody okay?"
The Chill Factor
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Tertiary character "D, I can't send you any more monsters 'til your bill's paid up, but I can send ya somethin' hot to tide you over."
The School Scam
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Tertiary character "Sounds like you could use some new blood in that student body of yours, to challenge the children."
Delivery Dilemma
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Tertiary character *chuckles* "You're joking, right?"
Waddle While You Work
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Tertiary character "It's a simple case of economics, D-Man! In the business world, you're what we call: a dead-beat!"
Dedede's Raw Deal
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Tertiary character "But D-Man! This is high tech! The equipment costs a fortune!"
Caterpillar Thriller
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Tertiary character "You just summon the monster from the island where it lives! Of course, Mosugaba won't come for just anybody!"
Fossil Fools - Part I
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Tertiary character "Meet Doctor Moro! He's a specialist in this kind of thing. Happy experimenting!"
Dedede's Monsterpiece
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Tertiary character "Sorry, D, we're fresh out of artists, but I could send you a monster!"
Right Hand Robot
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Secondary character "All I'm tryin' to tell you, Big-D, is that you'll get a kick out of those buttons on its shell!"
Goin' Bonkers
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Tertiary character "That's a ridiculous idea! Who ever heard of making a giant gorilla monster?"
Power Ploy
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Secondary character "Believe me! I hear where you guys are coming from, and if you care to fill out a complaint form, I'd be happy to pass it on to my superiors. Pleasing our customers is Night Mare Enterprises' top priority!"
A Trashy Tale
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Secondary character "Thought it might be a nice gesture! Seeing as you were sweet enough to send us your trash, we thought we'd send you some of ours!"
Cooking Up Trouble
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Tertiary character "By the way, Three D. What's all this I hear about the men folk in Cappy Town taking up cooking?"
Teacher's Threat
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Tertiary character "Well you see Chip's not an honest-to-badness monster per se, but we knew he could teach, so we hired him and told him to act like a monster."
A Sunsational Puzzle
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Secondary character "As you can see, the hole they made is a real whopper! UV rays are pouring through even as we speak!"
A Chow Challenge
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Tertiary character "We're doing our best, but Night Mare Enterprises deals in monsters, not in groceries. It may take a little time, Triple-D!"
Shell-Shocked
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Tertiary character "Sorry, Loony-Goon, just tryin' to keep the mood light! And to cheer you up, I got a little surprise!"
Tooned Out
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Secondary character "You better get movin', Triple-D! A hole opened up in our network's schedule for the day after tomorrow!"
Born to Be Mild - Part I
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Secondary character "Hello, there! Welcome, Cappy race fans! Welcome to the opening day at Dream Land's beautiful new DDD Speedway! This exciting event is brought to you by Night Mare Enterprises: purveyor of fine monsters for all occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, engagement parties, baby showers--"
Born to Be Mild - Part II
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Secondary character "Well, folks, that's the end of the race and the end of the raceway, too! Thanks for watching and have a pleasant day! See ya!"
Hunger Struck
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Tertiary character "Hey there, Big D! What's shakin'? ...You two posin' for a statue?"
D'Preciation Day
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Tertiary character "I'll do the best I can, Your Majesty..."
Cowardly Creature
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Secondary character "No! It's very cute and cuddly, and it's got a name. We like to call it Phan Phan!"
Frog Wild
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Tertiary character "If that frog's around, I bet it's causing Kirby's naughty behavior."
Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I
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Primary character "Kabu's sort of a hospital for Warp Stars and wounded Star Warriors. Like a big recovery room."
Air-Ride-in-Style - Part II
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Secondary character "I must say I'm quite impressed with our pudgy pink pal! Sure, he's the enemy and all, but for a little guy, he's got a lot a' guts!"
Cappy Town Down
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Secondary character "Get rid of Meta Knight's battleship for us, and we'll repair your transmitter at no charge and throw in a free monster!"
Combat Kirby
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Primary character "Bye-bye. It's always been a real pleasure double-dealing with you, Your Majesty." *laughs*
Fright to the Finish
E100 Salesguy.png
Primary character "I may be shrimpy, but I'm a whale of a salesman!"
Kirby 3D
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Secondary character "My profoundest apologies, King Dedede and Lord Escargoon. We'll send over our latest, most miserable model for a discount price of... two billion D-Bills!"

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カスタマーサービス
Kasutamāsābisu
Customer Service
French Service Clientèle Customer Service


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