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Kirby: Legend of the Stars (カービー:星古伝; lit. Kabii: Hoshi no Koden) is an upcoming television show based on the Kirby series, as a "reboot" of Kirby Right Back at Ya! which draws inspiration from Kirby: Planet Robobot. The show started with five producers and writers; Fuzzy, Plazz, Scratch, Pyro, and Sketch. However, after the project went on hiatus, it returned a few months later, with all of the original producers returning, sans Sketch, due to inactivity: Pyro and Fuzzy are currently writers, while Plazz and Scratch have contributed ideas.

The series follows Kirby, a young, pink, puffball-like alien who crash-lands in the kingdom of Dream Land one fateful day, which gets on the way of the King of the land, Dedede. Dedede often "orders" monsters from a company called Haltzmann Work Company, in order to get rid of Kirby, but Kirby ends up fighting these monsters with his incredible inhaling ability.

Synopsis

A pink puffball-like creature known as Kirby crash-lands on the planet of Pop Star, where he meets the denizens of a land known as a Dream Land. The king of Dream Land, Dedede, alongside his personal doctor Escargoon, wants to get rid of Kirby out of jealousy and fear, and the king enlists the help of Haltmann Works Company, a technological company that sells monsters to the king to attempt to defeat the puffball. Little does anyone know that Haltmann has their own plans for Pop Star...

Characters

Major Characters

Name Description Debut
Kirby A juvenile Star Warrior sent to the planet Pop Star as an infant, in an attempt by his race to help keep themselves alive. Having a very simple, lazy early life, he begins a simple-minded being with little more than a concern for consuming as much food as possible. However, he is soon swept up into the conflict between the denizens of Dream Land and their king, and eventually learns the secret of his own inhaling ability. Something Wicked Which Way Comes
King Dedede A fat, gluttonous penguin who's the self-proclaimed king of Dream Land. He doesn't seem to have any royal blood backing up his reign, but what does back it up is the financial and military might of the Haltmann Works Company. King Dedede is greedy, violent, and selfish, but does seem to have a soft side for his minions. This soft side, however, certainly does not show up when Kirby comes around. Something Wicked Which Way Comes
Dr. Escargoon A snail-like creature who was a former engineer for Haltmann Works and now serves as King Dedede's chief scientist; given his role, he still keeps contact with his old employers. Escargoon is extremely loyal to Dedede, and shares much of his positive and negative traits, but while Dedede is all brawn, the slippery scientist is all brains. Something Wicked Which Way Comes
Bandanna Waddle Dee Without a doubt, the most loyal minion of King Dedede, not willing to betray the king on his life. Despite his upmost loyalty, Waddle Dee has no ill intent toward the likes of Kirby and co. being both friendly towards both parties. In the series he serves as some sort of "happy median" between both Kirby and King Dedede, delivering important info to both. Something Wicked Which Way Comes
Meta Knight A sword-wielding masked mercenary, the leader of the self-titled band of warriors known as the Meta-Knights. Ruthless in battle and quiet outside of it, Meta Knight is a true warrior, though this, combined with his mask, makes him a true mystery. Like Dedede is to his cronies, he is rather warm to his fellow Meta-Knights, and he is a true leader figure. But seriously, what is under that mask? Dueling Ground
Susie The secretary of President Haltmann, Susie is effectively the Haltmann Works Company's chief field agent. She's easily annoyed, highly intelligent, and doesn't hesitate to speak her mind when something gets her worked up. She's typically found either "assisting" King Dedede or scouting Pop Star for HWC. Something Wicked Which Way Comes
Mr. Maxx Profit Haltmann The CEO of Haltmann Works company, often referred to by the employees as President Haltmann. As the proud leader of the company, Haltmann desires nothing but prosperity by capture and documentation of all life forms in the galaxy. While not much is known about him personally, it's very apparent Haltmann is very greedy man who relies completely on money, technology and terminating Kirby, who has been a threat to the company's prosperity from the start. Something Wicked Which Way Comes

Other Major Characters

Name Description Debut
The Meta-Knights A band of mercenaries under Meta Knight's lead: the panicky Axe Knight, the technology-loving Trident Knight, the goofy Mace Knight, and the robotic Javelin Knight. Also part of the group are the apprentices, Blade Knight and Sword Knight, as well as the wise pilot, the avian Captain Vul. Despite their antics, they are very efficient fighters, and are very loyal to Meta Knight, who, in turn, respects the group greatly, even treating them like a family. Dueling Ground
Rick the Hamster An Australian-accented jolly hamster living in the Sunlight Forest, and one of Kirby's closer friends amongst the creatures there. He's Kirby's guide throughout the forest, even helping him build a home in a safe spot when the puffball arrives. Despite his usual jolly demeanor, he is easily annoyed, and has a very poor temper, leading him to trouble often. He eventually becomes his closest friend, forming a close bond with him and Coo. Something Wicked Which Way Comes
Coo the Owl A wise English-accented owl living in the Sunlight Forest, one of Kirby's friends in the forest. Despite being somewhat sarcastic and teasing to him, he is a close friend of Rick's, often giving advice to him and Kirby in a tough situation. He is much calmer than his hamster friend, as he is better at keeping his composure in the midst of trouble. He also previously had a close bond with Captain Vul, though the context behind that is unknown as of now. Something Wicked Which Way Comes
Kine the Fish A quiet fish living in the pond in Sunlight Forest, and a friend of Kirby's. Though he's a fish, he can survive out of water for prolonged periods of time, being able to be a help to other land creatures as a result. Something Wicked Which Way Comes
Chef Kawasaki Dream Land's bumbling local chef, one who's cuisine tends to be hit or miss on taste; either they taste terrible or wonderfully amazing. He's very optimistic about the future of his cooking career, always trying to impress his two most common customers; Dedede and Kirby. ?????
Adeleine A mute female human, one with a passion for art. She isn't able to speak, but expresses her emotions through body language, facial expressions, and her skill in painting. She eventually becomes a good friend with Kirby and the animals of the forest, living there in her own little shack. ?????

Episodes

# Name Description Abilities Writer(s)
1 Something Wicked Which Way Comes A mysterious star being crashlands on the planet of Pop Star, raising the suspicions of it's greedy King Dedede, as well as the a technological Haltzmann Works Company. Fire Pyrostar
TheFoxyRiolu
2 Dueling Ground As Kirby settles into Dream Land, a mysterious band of mercenaries confront Kirby as to why he's in Dream Land: the most intriguing of which being a skillful swordfighter, known as Meta Knight. Sword ???
3 Buddy Builders Rick, feeling in debt for the help Kirby provided him and the other forest animals, enlists Kine and Coo to help him build Kirby a proper house in the forest. Stone ???
4 Hurricane Dedede Paranoid that Kirby is stealing the attention that he craves, Dedede comes up with the idea to ward the puffball away with terrifying weather: however, his plan backfires. Spark TheFoxyRiolu

Abilities

One of Kirby's most notable powers is his inhaling power: this, however, is much more powerful than it seems. This is because, when he inhales certain objects or enemies, Kirby obtains certain abilities pertaining to what he inhaled, in order to help him fight. The abilities that appear on the show are as followed.

Ability Function Appearances
Ability Star Fire
Fire
Gives Kirby a small crown with fire bursting from the center. Kirby can now breathe large flames, turn into a shooting fireball, and shoot fire from his palms. Something Wicked Which Way Comes
Ability Star Sword
Sword
Gives Kirby a green cap, with a white rim and a small golden star on the tip of the cap. Kirby wields a sword, allowing him to use it as a melee weapon, with different powerful combos available. Dueling Ground
Ability Star Stone
Stone
Gives Kirby a large hat with stones protruding from the center. Kirby now wields the power of stones: he can now turn into one to crush opponents, and punch enemies with a large stone fist. Buddy Builders
Ability Star Spark
Spark
Gives Kirby a small crown with sparkling electricity coming from the center. Kirby, able to wield the powers of thunder and lightning, can now wield electric bolts and forcefields in a variety of ways. Hurricane Dedede

Trivia

  • The anime started out as a discussion on chat, where the users TheFoxyRiolu (tbc), SkyboundScratchkat (tbc), Plazzap (tbc), Pyrostar (tbc) and CSketch (tbc) pitched ideas on how Kirby: Right Back At Ya!, the original Kirby-themed anime, should have played out.
    • Fuzzy pitched the idea of the series, wanting to fix the problems that the original Kirby anime had; these problems include ridiculous plots, a reliance on uninspired original characters over paying tribute to the original games with characters from the said games, and the odd choices for elements of the show (ability spread, usage of characters, etc). Some elements from the original show were kept, however: notably, Escargoon's character (albeit with a different purpose), and the "Dedede calls monsters to get rid of Kirby or solve a problem" plots.

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