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Waddle Dee (disambiguation)

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There are many entities in the Kirby series that are either variants of Waddle Dees, distinguished Waddle Dees, or similar to Waddle Dees. They are as follows:

Varieties of Waddle Dee[edit]

Waddle Dees can be found in many different roles and varieties. In Kirby Star Allies, they can even be seen packed tightly into giant boulders and sent rolling down hills.
  • Waddle Dee - Standard variety of Waddle Dees who carry no additional equipment. They can be seen holding still, walking, jumping, chasing Kirby, sleeping, fleeing, riding a Nruff, or in more specific situations. They provide no Copy Ability when swallowed.
  • Parasol Waddle Dee - Waddle Dees who carry a Parasol. They can be seen in most of the same situations as standard Waddle Dees, but will also float gently through the air. Attacking them can cause them to drop their Parasol, which will then float away. Swallowing them with their parasol grants the Parasol ability. This variety of Waddle Dee is playable as a Helper in Kirby Super Star, its remake, and Kirby Star Allies, and is also a playable combatant in Kirby Battle Royale.
  • Raft Waddle Dee - A Waddle Dee who rides an inflatable raft over water. These can be found only in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
  • Big Waddle Dee - A larger-than-usual Waddle Dee. They typically have no distinguishing traits from ordinary Waddle Dees other than their size, and sometimes are not distinguished at all. They usually can be inhaled with increased effort on Kirby's part, and then spat out as a Blaster Bullet.
  • Fluff Waddle Dee - A Waddle Dee from Kirby: Canvas Curse who clings to a giant seed of cotton. They are functionally identical to Parasol Waddle Dees, just without the Parasol or its associated ability.
  • Spear Waddle Dee - Waddle Dees who carry spears. Some carry them pointed up, some carry them pointed forward, and some will try to toss them at Kirby. Despite the existence of the Spear ability, they provide no ability when swallowed, as they have not yet appeared in the same game as the ability.
  • Gold Waddle Dee - A rare variety of Waddle Dee with golden fur. They can run very fast, and often carry Treasure Chests.
  • Swinging Waddle Dee - A Waddle Dee who swings from a rope.
  • Block Waddle Dee - A big Waddle Dee from Kirby Mass Attack which resides inside of a Star Block.
  • Waddle Dee portrait - A painting of a Waddle Dee from Kirby Mass Attack that throws bombs at the Kirbys if they go near one.
  • Puppet Waddle Dee - A large papier-mâché puppet operated by three Waddle Dees, meant to resemble a big Waddle Dee. It can be busted open to reveal the three Waddle Dees inside, or inhaled whole. In Kirby Star Allies, it can be defeated instantly with a Sizzle-imbued attack.
  • Armor Waddle Dee - A tougher variety of Puppet Waddle Dee which is made of metal and resembles a robot, though still manned by three Waddle Dees.
  • Grandy - Another larger-than-usual Waddle Dee, set apart by its furry coat, that appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot.
  • Lumberjack Waddle Dee - Waddle Dees wearing green hats and wielding axes. They linger in the background and chop down large trees which can fall on Kirby.
  • Toughness Waddle Dee - A Waddle Dee made of shining steel. He cannot be defeated or inhaled, and is meant to serve as a dummy for Copy Ability training.
  • Waddle Dee Steel Fortress - A group of Waddle Dees in a steel fortress in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. They are battled as a Mid-Boss using the Hypernova ability.
  • Driver Waddle Dee - A Waddle Dee who drives a car, bus or other vehicle in Kirby: Planet Robobot. These can be seen primarily in Resolution Road and Rhythm Route.
  • Walker Waddle Dee - A Waddle Dee who operates a suit of mechanical legs in Kirby: Planet Robobot. The legs have to be destroyed first before the Waddle Dee can be dealt with. Walkers can also be equipped with cannons and/or jets. The missiles the cannons shoot provide the Bomb ability if swallowed.
  • Soldier Waddle Dee - A Waddle Dee who, in addition to having a spear, also has a soldier's hat. These guys serve King Dedede, and may partner with him in battles in Kirby Battle Royale.
  • Rolling Waddle Dee - Waddle Dees rolling down slopes, often packed into tight ball formations, who appear in Kirby Star Allies.

Distinguished Waddle Dees[edit]

Bandana Waddle Dee is the most notable Waddle Dee in the series, often serving as a playable character or playing a key support role.

The following Waddle Dees are noteworthy as individuals in the series, and usually have some article of clothing to distinguish themselves from others:

Relatives of Waddle Dee[edit]

There are many other enemies in the series that are similar to Waddle Dees in look and/or behavior. Waddle Doo is the most notable example of this.

These creatures are not Waddle Dees (arguably), but are very similar in look and/or behavior (and may be biologically related):

  • Waddle Doo - A creature with a similar body shape and behavior to Waddle Dees, but has a face consisting only of a large singular eye and two strands of hair above it. It fires a beam whip from its eye, and provide the Beam ability when swallowed. Parasol-wielding variants also exist.
  • Wapod - This creature resembles a ghostly Waddle Dee, but their relationship has not been concretely confirmed.
  • Batamon - A pink creature who behaves like a Waddle Dee, but looks more like Kirby. It is debatable whether these creatures are related to Kirby or not.
  • Yarn Waddle Dee - These yarn duplicates of Waddle Dees are actually impostors created by Yin-Yarn. They can be defeated easily using the yarn whip. Some varieties wield a spear, use a bow and arrows, carry balloons or a parasol, or ride in a truck.
  • Key Dee - Similar in look to a Waddle Dee and is usually gold in color, bearing special face markings and a monkey's tail. They are usually seen carrying something of value, whether that be a Key, a Battery, or another item.
  • Halcandle Dee - A gray alien-like creature which inhabits Halcandra and acts similarly to a Waddle Dee.
  • Spookstep - A ghostly creature who behaves much like a Waddle Dee. They are sometimes invisible, being seen only by looking at them through a mirror.
  • Sectra Dee - A bug-like creature under Queen Sectonia's rule, which replaces Waddle Dees in Royal Road.
  • Haltworker - An employee of the Haltmann Works Company who can be seen wielding Spark pistols, and piloting Invader Armor.
  • Labotory - Lab tech personnel for the Haltmann Works Company who wear scuba-like suits and wield flails in combat.
  • Jambeliever - Strange creatures which follow Jammerjab and serve Jambandra in Kirby Star Allies.

See also[edit]

Additionally, while not truly related, some games substitute Waddle Dees with different enemies for story-related reasons, usually with similar behavior and weaknesses. Examples of these basic enemies include: