Starman

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Starman
KNiDL Starman artwork.png
Artwork of Starman from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Course
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Mass Attack (Kirby Brawlball)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Copy Ability Hi-Jump
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Starman is an uncommon yellow caped foe who first appeared in Kirby's Adventure. He is best described as a bulbous round creature with no face, a head that splits in two, and wearing a gem-inset cape. When Kirby swallows a Starman, he receives the Hi-Jump ability, and is the only source in the series for said ability outside of a Mix or Copy Essence.

Starmen are mostly found in areas which involve long vertical passages, as well as appearing during the battles with Kracko and Mecha-Kracko. They walk around casually, and jump at random times. They are also occasionally seen flying around horizontally. They do not seem to jump more or less often when Kirby is around than when he is not.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

KA Starman sprite.png Starman makes his debut in Kirby's Adventure, and appears again in the remake. Here is where his general look and behavior was established.

Locations[edit]

Starman is a semi-frequent foe, and his appearance often means that a Hi-Jump puzzle is afoot. Starman can be found in the following levels and stages:

Starman locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 No No No No Yes No No
Stage 2 No No No No No Yes No
Stage 3 No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Stage 4 No No No No No No No
Stage 5 N/A Yes No No Yes No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A Yes Yes No No No

Starman also appears as part of the fight against Kracko Jr. and Kracko in the boss stage of Grape Garden.

Kirby's Dream Course[edit]

KDCStarman.png Starman appears in this game as one of the enemies to bump into on the courses. He provides the Hi-Jump ability to Kirby when defeated.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Course, Starman can be found in the following courses and holes:

Starman locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Main Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No No No No No No
Hole 2 No No Yes No No No No Yes
Hole 3 Yes No No No No No No No
Hole 4 No No No No No No No Yes
Hole 5 Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No
Hole 6 No No No No No No Yes No
Hole 7 No No No No No No No Yes
Hole 8 No No No No Yes No No Yes
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No Yes No Yes
Hole 2 No No No No
Hole 3 No No No No
Hole 4 No Yes Yes No
Hole 5 No Yes Yes Yes
Hole 6 No No No No
Hole 7 No Yes Yes No
Hole 8 No No Yes No
Starman locations in Kirby's Dream Course (Extra Game) 
1P Mode
Course Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 5 Course 6 Course 7 Course 8
Hole 1 No No No Yes No No Yes No
Hole 2 No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Hole 3 No No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Hole 4 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No
Hole 5 Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes
Hole 6 No No Yes No No No Yes No
Hole 7 No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hole 8 No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
2P Mode
Course Whispy Woods Course Mr. Shine & Mr. Bright Course Kracko Course Gordo Course
Hole 1 No Yes No No
Hole 2 No Yes No No
Hole 3 No No Yes No
Hole 4 No No No No
Hole 5 No Yes No Yes
Hole 6 No Yes Yes No
Hole 7 No No No No
Hole 8 Yes Yes No No

Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble[edit]

KTnT Starman.png Starman makes a small appearance in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, where he can be seen flying slowly through the air before making a sudden burst of speed. He can be easily defeated using an Air Bullet.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble, Starman can be found only in Lvl 2-3.

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

KNiD E Starman.png Starman appears as an uncommon enemy in this game, taking on his look and behavior from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Starman can be possessed by Ghost Kirby. Unlike most other enemies, Starman gains an altered move-set when possessed. He gains the ability to fly in any direction, but he flies much faster when going upward, and is able to break through objects like Star Blocks while doing so. He cannot harm enemies without also taking damage, however.

Locations[edit]

Starman can be found in the following levels and stages:

Starman locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Prism Plains Nature Notch Cushy Cloud Jam Jungle Vocal Volcano Ice Island Secret Sea Gamble Galaxy
Stage 1 No No No Yes No No No No
Stage 2 No No No No No No No No
Stage 3 No No No No No No No Yes
Stage 4 No No No No No No No N/A
Stage 5 No No No No N/A No No N/A
Stage EX Yes No No No No No No N/A

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Starman appears in the Kirby Mass Attack Sub-Game Kirby Brawlball. Here, it occasionally flies across the main board, and is worth 1,000 points if hit.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

In-game appearance of Starman from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Starman makes his debut 3-D appearance in this game. He can be seen walking slowly, but will jump upward a fair distance after a specific amount of time. Aside from this, he is not very dangerous.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Starman can be found in the following levels and stages:

Starman locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country No No No No No
Raisin Ruins No No Yes No No
Onion Ocean No No No No N/A
White Wafers No No No No No
Nutty Noon No No Yes No No
Egg Engines No No No No No
Dangerous Dinner No Yes No N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Starman appears as a randomly-obtained Keychain, represented by his sprite from Kirby: Squeak Squad. He does not appear in this game as an enemy.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Kirby Fighters Deluxe and its sequel Kirby Fighters 2, Starman is one of the enemies that can appear (in his original 8-bit form) on the Butter Building Battle Stage. Here, two of them walk in from either the left or right side of the stage and then perform a series of leaps and drops to and from the Thin Floor. They deal 12 damage to fighters on contact, and can be defeated with any attack.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Starman appears as a sticker in this game, usable in The Subspace Emissary. It increases launch power by 33 points, but only works with Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Starman appears as a trophy in this game:

Image American English description British English description
StarmanKirbyTrophyWiiU.png "Considering his name and that cape on his back, you'd be forgiven for thinking Starman is the hero. He isn't! That's Kirby's job. Starman is just another enemy to be swallowed. Still, he seems to have the courage of a hero, showing no fear when Kirby arrives on the scene and sometimes even jumping right at him!" "Considering his name, and that cape on his back, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Starman is the hero. But he's not. That's Kirby. Starman is just another enemy to be swallowed. Still, he seems to have the courage of a hero, showing no fear when Kirby arrives on the scene, and sometimes even jumping right at him! "

Trivia[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スターマン
Sutāman
Starman
German Starman Starman