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|King Dedede in Kirby: Squeak Squad|
|Voiced by||Masahiro Sakurai|
|Debut||Kirby's Dream Land|
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King Dedede is the tyrannical ruler of Dream Land and seems to constantly be up to some mischief. Much like Meta Knight, King Dedede seems to be a rival to Kirby and the two often fight. However, King Dedede has teamed up with Kirby and tried to help Dream Land in his own misguided way.
The NES/Early Gameboy Years
Dedede debuted alongside Kirby and the rest of the series in Kirby's Dream Land. He had stolen the Sparkling Stars that allowed the people of Dream Land to gather food, as well as all the food they had already collected. Kirby made his way to Mt. Dedede, gathering the Sparkling Stars from four bosses along the way, and confronted the king in his castle. The two dueled in an anything goes wrestling match that ended with King Dedede being sent flying.
In Kirby's Adventure, Dedede learned of Nightmare and his plan to attack the Dream Landers' dreams with the Star Rod. Dedede stole the Star Rod and broke it apart to prevent this, giving the pieces to his minions. Kirby confronted him at the Fountain of Dreams where the Star Rod once rested, then ran off before Dedede could explain his intentions and returned to fight the king once the scattered pieces had been collected. Dedede was unable to hold Kirby back as the latter returned the Star Rod, instantly summoning Nightmare. As Nightmare began his attack, Dedede sucked up Kirby and the Star Rod and sent them flying toward the monster. Dedede then joined Kirby on his return flight to Pop Star after Nightmare's defeat.
Dedede also appears in Kirby's Pinball Land as the final boss.
The SNES/Later Gameboy Years
King Dedede later stole all of Dream Land's stories and distributed them among his minions in Kirby's Dream Course. Kirby explored Dedede's floating castle and finally battled Dedede. This time, Dedede manned a giant mechanical version of himself during the battle with Kirby while sending out miniature robot Dededes as well. But Kirby was able to wreck the robot and then restored the stars to Dream Land while Dedede wept helplessly.
Dedede then competed in the First Annual Dream Lander's Avalanche Competition in Kirby's Avalanche. He was the sixteenth and final opponent Kirby faced in the competition outside the Dream Fountain. With Dedede's defeat, Kirby was able to reach the Dream Fountain and claim the Dream Fountai Cup. He also appeared in the Gourmet Race, where he competed with Kirby in eating contests. Dedede also appeared as the hidden final boss of Kirby's Block Ball. He additionally appeared in Kirby's Star Stacker, where Kirby had to defeat him various times in the Round Clear mode.
In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Dedede was possessed by Dark Matter, who wanted to turn all of Dream Land into a dark world. Kirby eventually confronted Dedede at the top of his castle and defeated him in order to release Dark Matter. He was possessed again in Kirby's Dream Land 3. After Kirby defeated him, Dark Matter was once more released to battle Kirby.
The Nintendo 64/Gameboy Color Years
In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, a Crystal Shard landed on the top of Dedede's castle just as Kirby and his friends arrived. Dedede snatched the Crystal Shard before Kirby could prevent him from doing so. This attracted a piece of Dark Matter, which proceeded to possess Dedede. Once again Kirby defeated Dedede in order to exorcise the Dark Matter from him. He then reluctantly joined Kirby in his quest to defeat Dark Matter. When summoned, Kirby could ride Dedede to safely cross dangerous terrain, and his hammer could be used to break many barriers. Afterwards, Dedede was awarded with a medal along with Kirby and his other allies.
Dedede was later involved in another scheme to rob Dream Land of its stars in Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble. Once more he met defeat at Kirby's hand in the final stage.
The Gamecube/Gameboy Advance Years
In Kirby Air Ride, Dedede appeared as a rival in the Vs. Dedede Mode, and he was unlockable as a playable character.
The Nintendo DS/Wii Years
In Kirby Canvas Curse, King Dedede appears as an opponent in the Cart Run Mode and could be unlocked as a playable character. Later on in Kirby Squeak Squad, Kirby came to Dedede in his castle and accused him of stealing his strawberry cheesecake. Dedede denied these claims and engaged Kirby in a battle. While they were busy fighting, the Squeak Squad, the true cheesecake thieves, stole a chest from Dedede which they believed to contain ultimate power, but in reality it contained the evil being Dark Mind. Dedede then knocked Kirby and the Squeak Squad down a pit and was not seen for the remainder of the game.
During Kirby's Epic Yarn, the evil sorcerer Yin-Yarn created Yarn Waddle Dees to infiltrate Dedede's castle, eventually tying up all the real Waddle Dees followed by Dedede himself. Yin-Yarn then pulled Dedede into Patch Land through his sock portal to take over his castle. Dedede, controlled by yarn, then acted as a boss for Snow Land, guarding the sixth piece of magic yarn. He was defeated by Kirby and Prince Fluff, and after Patch Land was saved he jumped through the sock portal to return to Dream Land with the others.
- King Dedede is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He has two unlockable trophies in the game, one being a normal trophy while the second depicts his Final Smash. King Dedede also has three stickers which use artwork of him from Kirby Super Star, Kirby Squeak Squad and with Kirby from Kirby 64.
- King Dedede played a pivotal role in Brawl's "The Subspace Emissary". He knew of Tabuu's plan and his ability to turn all of the fighters into trophies and so developed special time-activated brooches baring his face that would restore those turned into trophies. He initially had only three, and he set out to collect those whom had already been turned into trophies. He first attacked Luigi and turned him into a trophy in order to lure Wario out of his hover car. Dedede then hijacked the hover car and took Wario's trophies with it, then had his Waddle Dees retrieve the Luigi trophy from Wario. The other trophies Wario had were Ness and either Princess Peach or Princess Zelda. He put the brooches on Luigi and Ness, then had to give up his own brooch to put it on the princess while intending to make another for himself later. Soon afterwards, Bowser attacked his castle and caused the ceiling to cave in and turn Dedede into a trophy as well. However, Bowser was only able to take away the trophy of the princess. The brooches activated after most of the world had been taken into Subspace and all the heroes had been turned into trophies. Luigi and Ness were restored, and they then restored Dedede. Together the three explored Subspace and set about rescuing most of the trophies and restoring them, while Kirby (whom had swallowed the brooch that fell off the princess out of curiosity) saved the rest. Dedede even restored Bowser and then battled him, then showed him that Tabuu was the true enemy. Dedede was also actually happy to see Kirby again and embraced him. After being taunted by their now ally Wario, Dedede and his two companions saluted together and joined with the main party for the final battles.
- King Dedede has appeared as a main character in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. In this version he constantly makes efforts to defeat or defame Kirby, or to further his own selfish ambitions, usually with the aid of monsters he purchases from Nightmare Enterprises. He is usually accompanied by his sidekick, a snail named Escargoon. The American dub of this anime portrayed Dedede with a Texan accent.
King Dedede is skilled in hammer combat. He can inhale enemies and shoot them out, much like Kirby. He can also use the inhaled air to fly the way Kirby does.
- King Dedede's name is sometimes spelled King DeDeDe or King De De De.
- He has appeared in every Kirby game except for Kirby & the Amazing Mirror.
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Pikachu · Jigglypuff · Ness · Captain Falcon · Fox McCloud · Kirby
Marth · Roy · Peach · Bowser · Dr. Mario · Young Link · Zelda · Sheik
Ganondorf · Mr. Game & Watch · Ice Climbers · Pichu · Mewtwo · Falco
Pit · Ike · Wario · Pokémon Trainer <Charizard/Ivysaur/Squirtle>
Meta Knight · Diddy Kong · Lucas · Pikmin & Olimar · King Dedede
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