- Origin: A little pink puffball named Kirby was created by accident. The puffball was original just a placeholder for the creator Masahiro Sakurai and his co-horts at HAL Laboratories in place of another character. However, they grew to like the idea of the puffball and thus Kirby was born in 1992 with Kirby’s Dream Land, though his signature super power copying wasn’t added in until 1993 with Kirby’s Adventure.
- Plot: Kirby lives in the bright and colorful world of Dreamland on the planet Pop Star. Usually Kirby’s adventures begin with him going along his merry way until adventure seems to find its own way to him. Usually, the main antagonist is assumed to be King Dedede and the anti-hero Meta Knight but it usually ends up being something more sinister and darker.
- Most Notable Games: Kirby’s Dream Land (1992, Kirby’s Adventure (1993), Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (1995), Kirby Super Star (1996), Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (1997), Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000), Kirby Air Ride (2003), Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (2004), Kirby Canvas Curse (2005), Kirby: Squeak Squad (2006), Kirby’s Epic Yarn (2010), Kirby’s Mass Attack (2011), Kirby’s Return to Dreamland (2011)
- Recurring Copy Abilities: Fire, Ice, Hammer, Sword, Beam, Fighter, Hi-Jump, Parasol, Tornado, Wheel, Crash, Mic, Sleep
Well there you have it, the basics of the basics. These are the things that I believe that the fandoms should know about these respective systems and/or games. Agree or disagree? Feel free to sound off your own opinions. This isn’t meant to spark any kind of controversy but more just a guide of what I believe that fandom should know about their games or systems. These are things that are mostly common knowledge, but sometimes are easily skipped or forgotten about for whichever reason. Let’s not forget the basics as we come to learn more and embrace our fandom further down the road. After all, it’s the basics that hooked us into it. So until next time, this has been Fan Service. Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.