A retelling of the many adventures Kirby has had over the years since 1992.
Updates Saturdays and sometimes Wednesdays.
Oh hey it's exactly one month after the previous page, that's a coincidence.
So, I've obviously failed my goals of finishing this arc by the comic's sixth anniversary (last summer) and of finishing it by the end of 2014. However, my current goal seems more manageable now that I'm over the hurdle of writing this thing: I plan to wrap this arc up in early February, and then let the resulting Q&A session ending it go up on the 22nd of February, making this arc exactly one year long.
The sad this is that would still make it the shortest full-length arc.
Anyway, Dedede! What a surprise, for a minute there I thought it would be Dr. Robotnik! He's certainly formidable, though, and I wouldn't count out Dark S- his possessor yet!
Yeah, this thing was a pain to write and to arrange. I knew the basics from early on: all the available good guys would be brought in to try and help fight, the last shield would be removed once Kirby got there, all seven Rainbow Drops would be summoned to the rooftop, yadda yadda. Being able to fill in the gaps, though, was certainly a task. I couldn't have people just standing around doing nothing! Well, okay, Batamon sort of does in the latter half, but I mean folks who can actually do anything.
I ended up shoving several of the characters over to the portal, with others being brought it once they got in their hit. Kirby's animal friends got to do a team-up, Keeby and Paula got to ride Kaboola, and Marx got to continue his thing of wanting to do something but being less effectual than his fellow Popopos. Heck, the late addition of Bored-Face helped to streamline the process of actually getting the shield down, and managed to start off the recurring dialogue about references. As for Elder Biv, Rillo, and Roj? Um... Kaboola got them to a safer part of the castle before swooping over to help blast Dedede.
Side note: I originally planned for Coo and Kirby to sing Sonic Heroes, since they're grouping together in a sorta-similar fashion, but then I figured to be actually chronological for once and use a song that's already around in mid-1995. Thus, Sonic Boom.
"But Sonic Adventure 2 came out in 2001 and you still used Escape From the City!" Well, that wasn't the characters singing, that was background music. What you should be asking is why Kirby and Coo are familiar with the US-specific theme from Sonic CD.
@CapedLuigisYoshi: "Kaoola"? Isn't that a typo?
@Extremmefan: You saw nooothing.
Sad Marx is sad.
*Marx wakes up, then reveals a stuned Dedede*
"SWEET, he's stunned! Now I can-"
*Kirby crash-lands on Dedede, thus delivering the final blow. In other words, DEDEDEFEAT*
This entire page seemed like one big deus ex machina.
@Luigi_96: Don't be silly!
If anything, it's several smaller deus ex machinas!
A new final smash for Kirby? I guess we'll have to see until Smash 6 (I'm reffering to when Kirby and other Rainbow Masters(?) use their attack)...
@DeeBert: Cook Kirby is still a better fit.
@CapedLuigisYoshi: I respectfully disagree with you.
@CapedLuigisYoshi: But...Ultra Sword...
@Guest: Ultra Sword is honestly kind of generic next to plenty of the other Final Smashes.
@CapedLuigisYoshi: I think crash clean or mic would be better than cook
@boa: admittedly they would have to either spruce up crash or take it back to its' original form for it to look good,
and clean would require some fine tuning on its' appearance, but mic wouldn't require much at all and would most likely be a high knockback low damage final smash.
@boa: Mike would be my second choice for Kirby's Final Smash (my first choice is Cook, of course).
Crash is really just a big explosion (which is fine for Kirby games where it's the only thing of that kind, but not so much in Smash where it's not really unique), and... well, there's Paint, I guess, but I' a bit unsure how that would actually be represented.
As for Clean, besides the fact that it's not a superpowered ability like the others, it doesn't really have a chance of popping up because it only appeared in a Dark Matter game and a cancelled game.
@CapedLuigisYoshi: ...and Greninja's Secret Ninja Attack is perfectly fine? XD
@Guest: Meh. Greninja's attack certainly has a different flavor to it, but ultimately it's still a variant of that "stunlock the opponent(s), attack them a whole lot in place, and then deal a finishing blow that launches them" Final Smash archetype you see with the Links, Ike, Robin, Mii Swordfighter, and Kirby.
@CapedLuigisYoshi: Don't you mean Mii Brawler instead of Mii Swordfighter? Also, don't forget Duck Hunt's, Luigi's, Shulk's, and Mega Man's final smash. Anyhoo, which final smash in 3DS would be your favorite (not counting the one's from Brawl)?
@CapedLuigisYoshi: Oh, and while on the topic of Smash, what did you think of that little Rayman leak from a couple weeks ago, or do you not play Rayman?
@DeeBert: Here are my top 5:
5. Power Pellet (Pac-Man)
4. Mega Charizard (Charizard)
3. Dedede Burst (King Dedede)
2. NES Zapper Posse (Duck Hunt)
1. Ultra Sword (Kirby)
@Guest: Never played Rayman. It was a pretty convincing "leak" though.
@CapedLuigisYoshi: Well, I suggest you start with Rayman Origins if you want, but you don't have to.