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Kirby ([personal profile] roundpinkpuff) wrote2012-01-12 03:12 am

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Name: Kirby
From: Kirby video game series
Appearance: Kirby is a small, pink, round creature, sometimes described as a living pink marshmallow, with big red feet, stubby arms, and trademark pink cheek-blushes. His body is soft and flexible, allowing him to be flattened without much injury. He is supposedly 8 inches tall, according to the Super Smash Bros. games. His weight is unknown, although several parts of the game Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and the Super Smash Bros. series suggest that he is light enough to be carried and for the wind to cause him to move in an unwanted direction. He is from the planet Pop Star, where he lives in a dome-shaped house in the kingdom of Dreamland.
Age: His canon age is never stated, but it's implied he's pretty young.
Gender: Male
Personality: Kirby is cute, cheerful, innocent, and has a positive attitude and helps to save Dream Land by using his powers. His species is never stated in canon, but in the fandom he's mostly been called a 'puffball,' referring to the soft, round appearance. He also has a high-pitched voice.
Kirby loves eating, sleeping, coloring, and playing. His favorite food is tomatoes, and he dislikes caterpillars. Kirby also likes singing, even though he's tone-deaf, and dancing, he dances a cute victory dance at the end of the stages and levels in the games. Kirby also tends to act on impulse, like when he accused Dedede of stealing the Star Rod from the Fountain of Dreams, and leaves to get the pieces back without letting Dedede explain himself.
Kirby rarely speaks in-game. His dialouge is largely limited to appearances in the instruction manuals, brief comments, such as "Hi!," and short descriptions of the functions of his Copy Abilities. He does sometimes say the names of his special attacks and certain foods and sometimes repeats other words that he hears.
His cute cheerful personality is therefore shown as a contrast to his extreme fighting skills.
Backstory: Kirby set off on his first adventure in Kirby's Dream Land when the "ruler" of Dream Land, King Dedede, stole everyone's food and the Sparkling Stars that were needed to get more food. Since this greedy act, many more dangerous enemies have threatened Kirby's home. His journeys have become more daunting as creatures like Dark Matter possess and control his friends against their will, Drawcia and Yin Yarn threaten to turn Dream Land into paint and yarn respectively, and villains like Dark Meta Knight and Necrodeus split him apart into multiple copies of himself on a couple of occaisions. Kirby maintains a brave and cheerful personality despite it all, gaining new powers and allies to aid him.
Moral Standing: Kirby is morally allied with Good.
Dreams: Goals somewhat vary between games, from returning stolen food and important items, like the Sparkling Stars and the Dream Spring's Star Rod to return his homeworld to normal.
Fears: Kirby is a very brave character, and I think he has a small list of fears, except for anything he can't suck up, which would be anything that's purely evil.
Extra: Kirby's main attack is sucking in enemies, his mouth and body expand to inhale enemies larger than himself, and swallowing them, or spitting them out as star-shaped projectiles. When he swallows certain enemies, he would gain certain Copy Abilities. When Kirby eats certain enemies, they would give him their powers and alter his appearance slightly, like giving him a special hat or headdress, with a weapon depending on the ability. These are called Copy Abilities. There are certain abilities that only appear at the end of the games, called Final Abilities, and are used to defeat the final boss. For example, Kirby used the Dream Spring's Star Rod to defeat Nightmare, and Meta Knight's sword to fight Dark Mind. Kirby can also suck in air to make himself more buoyant, like a baloon, flying slowly by flapping his arms. He can attack enemies by quickly exhaling a puff of air. This technique is known as the air gun. There were times that he wasn't able to inhale or copy abilities.
Samples: An example of Kirby gameplay from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Kirby Squeak Squad Introduction.
Kirby Nightmare in Dream Land Introduction.
Writing Sample: [A pink blob plopped from the InkWell and down to the ground. The blob had seemed to grow stubs for arms and large red feet. "It" then hopped up to a standing position, revealing a cute face; wide ellipse-shaped eyes, small mouth, and red-pink blush. The pink puffball looked around himself, somewhat confused.]
Huh? Where am I?
I'm hungry. Is there food here?
[Kirby looked side from side one more time before wandering off in a random direction.]

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