Susie

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Susie
KSA Susie Artwork.png
Artwork of Susie from Kirby Star Allies.
Details
First appearance Kirby: Planet Robobot (2016)
Latest appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Cameo appearances Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Kirby's Blowout Blast
Kirby Battle Royale
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Kirby Clash
Related character(s) President Haltmann, Parallel Susie, Pres. Parallel Susie
Theme music



Susie's Dream Friend jingle from Kirby Star Allies

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Quote1.png You know, it's wonderful to work in a perfectly controlled environment. But that's something you'd never understand. Quote2.png
— Susie in Kirby: Planet Robobot

Susie (full name Susanna Patrya Haltmann[1]) is a spry magenta-haired girl who first appeared in Kirby: Planet Robobot. She is executive assistant (presidential secretary in the Japanese version) of the Haltmann Works Company, and the daughter of President Haltmann, who seems to have forgotten this about her. Susie is adept with machinery, able to pilot many different robotic weapons, including a personal mech referred to as her "Business Suit", and also carries a personal blaster. Her motives are not entirely clear, but in Kirby Star Allies, it is explained that she wishes to revive the Haltmann Works Company after its destruction in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

In Susie's debut appearance, she was a a villain and antagonist to Kirby, fighting him personally as a boss and later sending other creations of Haltmann Works after him, while also being the primary source of information about the company through her expository dialogue for most of Kirby: Planet Robobot's story. She would later make peace with Kirby and his friends after the company's mother computer went haywire and attempted to end the universe, only to be stopped by the heroes of Popstar. In Kirby Star Allies, she would become a playable protagonist as one of Kirby's Dream Friends, gaining her own part in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and Heroes in Another Dimension.

Susie is voiced by Makiko Ohmoto, the same actress who voices Kirby in every game he's been voiced in.

Characteristics[edit]

Susie has two distinct profiles, with the first (left) being her on her own, and the second (right) when piloting her Business Suit.

Susie is possessed of a vaguely human body shape, though like both Magolor and Taranza before her, she has disembodied hands and a large head. Her face consists only of two large completely cyan-colored eyes and blushed cheeks, with no nose or mouth to speak of. She also has long magenta hair, held on the left side by a gold clip. Her outfit seems to consist mostly of a v-neck suit with a collar that extends all the way up past her head, and also forming a hood, with a long grey skirt below, which rounds out to a vaguely boot-shaped piece on the bottom.

Despite her appearance on the box art of Kirby: Planet Robobot, Susie cannot fly or hover. Instead, she relies on a helicopter unit (referred to as a "Transporter" in Kirby Star Allies), which she summons whenever she needs to get away. Using this transporter, she is capable of performing maneuvers and attacks similar to those of the Jet Copy Ability. However, her true potential as a fighter is revealed when she dons her "Business Suit"; a large decorated robot with a pair of arms and a drill bit in place of legs that she pilots from the top. This suit is meant to serve as an analogue to Kirby's Robobot Armor, and gives Susie a number of new attack options, including spinning arm attacks, a drill bit slam, and the ability to deploy autonomous drones.

Game appearances[edit]

Susie's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby: Planet Robobot Secondary antagonist, boss and supporting character Despite being a villain, Susie helps Kirby near the end of the game to fight against a shared enemy.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe Reference A set of Sword Hero equipment resembles Susie. Parallel Susie also appears in the game, resembling her more directly.
Kirby's Blowout Blast Reference In the main level select area, a statue of Susie will appear if the player has Kirby: Planet Robobot StreetPass data on their Nintendo 3DS.
Kirby Battle Royale Cameo Susie appears in the audience in Rocket Rumble minigame.
Kirby Star Allies Playable character Available since Version 4.0.0.
Super Kirby Clash Reference Parallel Susie and Pres. Parallel Susie appear in the game, in reference to the original. Susie herself appears as a sticker.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Cameo Appears as a spirit.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Story Mode[edit]

Quote1.png Heehee... I didn't expect to see a native inhabitant all the way out here... Excuse my manners. Let me introduce myself. My name is Susie, executive assistant of the Haltmann Works Company. Pleased to make your acquaintance. Just look at this planet. Clean air, fresh water... There is a wealth of natural resources to be found here. But all of you who live in this world take that wealth for granted. Regrettable, but at any rate... Our Mechanizing Occupation Project is now under way... and your people have unfortunately been identified as...obstacles. Our most sincere condolences, and I'm sorry you had to come all this way... but I'm afraid... you must be destroyed! Quote2.png
— Susie before her first fight in Kirby: Planet Robobot

Susie is first encountered as a boss the Overload Ocean level. Kirby sees her for the first time in the boss chamber, where she introduces herself. Here, she explains that the Haltmann Works Company came to Popstar specifically to exploit its natural resources. She declares that Kirby and his friends take their resources for granted, and this justifies her and her company in doing away with them. She then declares to Kirby that he must be destroyed, and hops into her Business Suit to fight him.

Susie is seen again at the end of Gigabyte Grounds, singing praises to her boss, President Haltmann. She then brings in Mecha Knight, a subdued and mechanized Meta Knight to attack Kirby as the boss of that realm. She later releases another monstrosity to deal with Kirby at the end of Rhythm Route, a Dedede Clone.

Susie appears again at the end of Access Ark, in the Haltmann Works executive office, using an upgraded version of Mecha Knight to attack Kirby once again. When Kirby defeats him again, Susie is then dismissed by her boss, who takes over the situation from there. After he is defeated, however, Susie takes the opportunity to attempt to steal the Mother Computer, Star Dream from him. This fails, however, as Star Dream itself zaps her away, and then declares its intentions to erase history. Susie, begrudgingly, offers Kirby a suit of Robobot Armor and sends him after it.

When Star Dream is finally defeated, and Planet Popstar returned to normal, Susie, along with her Business Suit, depart from the planet to an unknown fate. In Kirby Star Allies, it is explained that Susie intends to rebuild the Haltmann Works Company and become its new president.

Boss Battle[edit]

Quote1.png Executive assistant to the president of the Haltmann Works Company. While her job title is "secretary", she is the stakeholder of the ongoing invasion project. Quote2.png
— Kirby: Planet Robobot Pause Screen description

The following lists all of Susie's attacks in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Susie tries to spin cycle Kirby in Phase 1 of the battle.
Attacks - Phase 1
Attack Description
Driver Slam Susie jumps high into the air, spins her mech's arms around, then comes crashing down, leaving stars on impact. Her 2.0 variation might crash down several times in a row.
Spin Cycle Dash Susie charges up, then slides across the stage several times, her mech's arms spinning rapidly as she does so. She leaves behind two stars when this attack concludes.
  • Susie may also charge up, then performs a massive spin attack, uprooting several stars as the attack progresses.
Drillbit Susie jumps into the air, and fires several drill-shaped bolts from the bottom of her mech onto the arena, which explode shortly after landing. They can be inhaled before they explode.
Susie can do this attack from either the middle or one of the sides of the arena.
Susie fires one set of four, while her 2.0 variation fires two sets of four.

In this phase, Susie attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Driver Slam
  2. Driver Slam
  3. Spin Cycle Dash
  4. Drillbit
  5. Spin Cycle Dash (stationary)
  6. Driver Slam
  7. Driver Slam
  8. Drillbit (from side of arena)
  9. Driver Slam
  10. Drillbit (from centre of arena)
  11. Spin Cycle Dash (stationary)
  12. Drillbit (from side of arena)
  13. Driver Slam
  14. Spin Cycle Dash

Susie 2.0 attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Driver Slam
  2. Drillbit
  3. Spin Cycle Dash
  4. Driver Slam
  5. Drillbit (from side of arena)
  6. Spin Cycle Dash (stationary)
  7. Drillbit (from side of arena)
  8. Driver Slam
  9. Spin Cycle Dash
  10. Driver Slam
  11. Drillbit
  12. Spin Cycle Dash (stationary)
Susie detaches her mech's drones to chase Kirby in Phase 2 of the battle.

Once Susie has lost roughly two fifths of her stamina, she summons a large conical platform to rise in the middle of the room, changing the arena into a looping circular one.

Attacks - Phase 2
Attack Description
Drillbit Susie's drones detach from her mech and home in on Kirby. These can be swallowed for the Spark ability (or Bomb ability if swallowed during explosion).
  • Internally, the attack is named Dolly[from internal data]. In Japanese katakana, the word for "drill" is ドリル (doriru) for which this is a romanization for its shorthand ドリ (dori). It can also be seen in the Japanese name for Drill Cotta.
Spin Cycle Dash Susie attaches to the side of the platform, and then performs a whirling spin dash several times, tracing a spiral down the platform, and leaving stars when the attack concludes on the ground.
The 2.0 version goes from bottom to top and then top to bottom.
Driver Slam Susie jumps high into the air, spins her mech's arms around, then comes crashing down, leaving stars on impact.
Driver Slam (with drones) Susie deploys two drones, then hops down to the ground level, while the drones do the same. Then all three entities hop around the stage in synchronicity.

In this phase, Susie attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Drillbit
  2. Drillbit (launched from Business Suit) x2
  3. Spin Cycle Dash
  4. Driver Slam (with drones)
  5. Drillbit (launched from Business Suit)
  6. Drillbit (launched from Business Suit)
  7. Spin Cycle Dash
  8. Drillbit
  9. Drillbit (launched from Business Suit) x2
  10. Driver Slam (with drones)
  11. Spin Cycle Dash

Susie 2.0 attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Driver Slam (with drones)
  2. Drillbits (launched from Business Suit)
  3. Drillbits (launched from Business Suit)
  4. Spin Cycle Dash
  5. Drillbits
  6. Drillbits (launched from Business Suit)
  7. Drillbits (launched from Business Suit)
  8. Spin Cycle Dash
Susie crashes through the platform in Phase 3 of the battle.

When Susie's stamina is nearly depleted, she causes the central platform to open up, revealing a large red cavity in the middle. From here, she attempts to strike at Kirby through this hole.

Attacks - Phase 3
Attack Description
Tower Strike Susie sends her mech flying through the hole in the central platform, crashing into the other side, and leaving stars on impact. This also causes damaging shockwaves to appear and spread out on both sides of her. This move is occasionally powered up further by the platform itself.
Drillbit Susie fires several drones in pairs through the central platform to strike at Kirby. They leave stars and brief conflagration on the ground where they strike.

In this phase, Susie attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Tower Strike
  2. Tower Strike
  3. Drillbit (launched from Business Suit) x2
  4. Tower Strike (charged)
  5. Tower Strike (charged)
  6. Tower Strike (charged)
  7. Drillbit (launched from Business Suit) x2
  8. Drillbit (launched from Business Suit) x2
  9. Tower Strike (charged)
  10. Tower Strike (charged)
  11. Tower Strike (charged)
  12. Drillbit (launched from Business Suit)
  13. Tower Strike

Susie 2.0 attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Kickoff Party
  2. Tower Strike (charged) x4 before landing
  3. Drillbit (launched from Business Suit) x2
  4. Tower Strike x3 before landing

Once Susie is defeated, her mech explodes, leaving her unarmed. She gets up calmly, brushes dust off herself, scoffs, and summons a small helicopter device to carry her away, laughing as she disappears. This leaves Kirby to do his dance, and proceed to the next level.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

Susie appears as a spectator in the Rocket Rumble minigame in Kirby Battle Royale. She can be found in the top left of the viewing deck.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]


Susie's Dream Friend trailer
Quote1.png The exterminator will see you now! No mere secretary, Susie from Kirby: Planet Robobot is capable of corporate restructuring. She's all business with her Business Suit on, so schedule a meeting and see what she can do! Quote2.png
— Pause screen caption for Susie

Susie makes her playable debut as a Dream Friend in version 4.0.0 of Kirby Star Allies. Her move-set is divided between two primary forms. The first has her on-foot, where she can fire at foes using her H.W.C. blaster or charge at them with rushdown attacks similar to those of the Jet ability. To fly long distances, she pulls out her personal Transporter, which can damage foes with its rotor blades. Her second form has her jump into her Business Suit, which functions very similarly to the Robobot Armor, having only one mid-air jump and being capable of clearing away heavier obstacles such as chains, stakes and metal blocks.

Susie is capable of receiving a Power Effect such as 'Bluster', 'Splash' or 'Zap', adding to her arsenal and creating several distinct attacks which resemble the Robobot Armor modes.

Moveset[edit]

The following table lists all of Susie's moves in Kirby Star Allies:

Susie's Dream Friend Moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
H.W.C. Blaster
B
Transporter
A in midair
Charge
Dash + press and hold B
One-Handed Shot
B while performing Transporter
Transporter Burst
Charge briefly, then release B
Business Suit Up
↓ + B
Super Transporter Burst
Charge longer, then release B
Jump / Double Jump
Business Suit Up, then A
Ultra Transporter Burst
Charge even longer, then release B
Spin Cycle
Business Suit Up, then B
Terra Burst
Run into a wall while performing Ultra Transporter Burst
Spin Cycle Dash
left or right while in Spin Cycle
Aero Cracker
B during Ultra Transporter Burst
Drillbit
Business Suit Up, then ↑ + B
Diving Heart
Charge a long time next to an enemy, then ↑ or forward + B
Driver Slam
Business Suit Up, then ↓ + B in midair
Charge Stock
A, L, or R after charging for a long time
Business Suit Stow
Business Suit Up, then press and hold Y, L, or R
Transporter Jump
Charge Stock, then A in midair

Cameos[edit]

Susie also has some cameo appearances in this title:

  • Vividria the Mid-Boss and the Artist ability have a rare chance to create a statue of Susie the "Goddess" from the Sculpture attack.
  • One of the Stone ability transformations in the base game has the golden statue of Susie and Ribbon, both girls originally with pink hair.
  • Another statue of Susie with a stand microphone has been added to the Stone transformations in Version 4.0.0.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Susie appears as a Support Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. She is ranked ★★ Advanced, costs 1 slot and has the skill of equipping the fighter with a Beam Sword. Her Spirit Battle in Adventure Mode and Spirit Board features Isabelle possessed by her and Meta Knight in metal form, which references Isabelle being also a secretary in the Animal Crossing series and Meta Knight modified into Mecha Knight in Kirby: Planet Robobot. Susie is also one of the Spirits who can unlock the gate of the Base on the Light Realm map, possibly thanks to her technical skills.

Other appearances[edit]

Though not appearing directly in these games, Susie is referenced in the following titles:

Profiles[edit]

Susie's profile in Japanese

Kirby: Planet Robobot UK electronic manual[edit]

  • "A mysterious woman working as the assistant to the president of Haltmann Works Co. As the commander of the invading army, she's a force to reckoned with."

Kirby: Planet Robobot Japanese Website.[edit]

  • Job: Executive assistant / presidential secretary (Commander/stakeholder of the invasion project.)
  • Experience: Unknown (Got the current job through difficult trials; full of mystery.)
  • Hobbies: Karaoke, piano (Performs special recitals for the President.)
  • Favorite food: Ice cream (Was ordered to build an ice cream factory.)
  • Treasure: A golden hair clip with the letter H written (Always wears it at work, and every day...)

Play Nintendo[edit]

Susie’s going to show you who’s boss!
The Executive Assistant for the Haltmann Works Company has to juggle a lot of responsibilities. Susie’s in charge of scheduling meetings, screening calls, and of course, leading the plan to completely mechanize Planet Popstar.

Trivia[edit]

  • It is heavily implied that Susie used to be President Haltmann's daughter, before an incident with the Mother Computer changed her. She no longer recognizes Haltmann as family.
    • In the Japanese version, however, Susie does remember Haltmann; but due to the president's repeated use of Star Dream, his memories of her had all-but vanished.
    • Her middle name makes reference to this: in Japanese it's "Familiar", while in English it's "Patrya" (derived from "patriarch", meaning "father").
  • Since the release of Planet Robobot, Susie has often been used as a sort of presenter character like Channel PPP Crew when HAL Laboratory makes statements regarding the Kirby series on social media. This is most evident on Kirby's official Twitter. Later, her Twitter presenter role has been passed to The Three Mage-Sisters from Kirby Star Allies.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Susie[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 秘書スージー
Hisho Sūjī
Secretary Susie
Traditional Chinese 秘書蘇姿
mì shū sū zī
Secretary Susie
Simplified Chinese 秘书苏姿
mì shū sū zī
Dutch Susie -
French Susie -
German Susi Similar to English name
Italian Susie -
Korean 비서 수지
Biseo Suji
Secretary Susie
Spanish Susi Similar to English name


Susanna Patrya Haltmann[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スザンナ ファミリア ハルトマン
Suzan'na Famiria Harutoman
Susanna Familiar Haltmann


Business Suit[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リレインバー
Rireinbā
(Name origin unknown)
Traditional Chinese 力鍊霸
lì liàn bà
lit. "Power-Tempered-Reign"
  • Transription of the Japanese name.
Simplified Chinese 力炼霸
lì liàn bà
Dutch Susiebot -
French Assistanbot -
German Mega-Mech -
Italian Susiebot -
Korean 리레인바
Rireinba
Transription of the Japanese name
Spanish Susibot -


References

  1. "As a child, Sue[sic] was involved in an accident during a Mother Computer experiment and went missing. Why has she joined the company after all this time? Her full name is Susanna Patrya Haltmann." -Pause screen description for Susie 2.0