King Dedede

King Dedede

Part of a series on Kirby. [View Related Entries]
[View Related Sub-entries]

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry.

This submission is currently being researched & evaluated!

You can help confirm this entry by contributing facts, media, and other evidence of notability and mutation.


King Dedede[6] is a videogame character originating from the Kirby series. He is widely known for his humorous qualities throughout the games. He also appeared in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, also known as Kirby of the Stars in Japan. His quotes and actions in the anime caused his notoriety to increase, making him very famous in internet communities such as Tumblr.


In April 27th, 1992, Nintendo released Kirby's Dream Land for the Game Boy. In it, King Dedede stole the land's food supply and acted as the final boss of the game. He attacked by swinging his hammer, jumping around, and even uses an inhaling attack. Subsequent fights have been very similar to this, mainly only gaining slight changes.

Since then, Dedede has appeared in every Kirby game to date, save for one. He had also appeared as the main antagonist for most of the Kirby anime series, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. While he still wielded his hammer, he mainly attacked by ordering monsters from a delivery service known as NME (or Holy Nightmare in Japan). In the anime, he was shown as a buffoon, constantly failing in his tasks and even being unable to read.


On October 25th, 2007, King Dedede was revealed to be a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Smash Dojo, otherwise known as Super Smash Bros. Brawl's website[1]. On April 14th, 2008, Urban Dictionary user inb4landmasterz submitted an entry for King Dedede, in which he described him as "The main antagonist in the Kirby video game series."[2] On January 10th, 2014, Dedede was announced to be a playable character for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS[3].

Masked Dedede

Masked Dedede is the name of King Dedede when he dons a mask in Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Triple Deluxe. In this form, Dedede replaces his old hammer with a mechanical one to battle Kirby. In Triple Deluxe, he gains a second form known as "Masked Dedede's Revenge", in which his clothes turn purple, a part of his mask shatters, and he uses a halberd instead of a hammer.

This form of Dedede has become very popular for fans due to his theme, and has inspired many remixes of it. The remixes range from simple remixes of the song to YTPMVs. The theme originated from a game called Kirby Super Star Stacker, a game only released in Japan[4].

Right Back at Ya! quotes

Throughout the entirety of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Dedede had many quotes that exemplified his goofy personality. Arguably the most popular one, "I Need a Monster to Clobber That There Kirby" is from the intro of the series. Many others have gained significant notice from the internet. Examples include, "You done miscalcified!", "Don't let them there goo-goo eyes fool you!", and "Surely you jestin'!"

Big Gay Dance

The Big Gay Dance refers to Dedede's final smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When he uses it, he dances while summoning minions to fly across the screen. The term for the move came in a fanmade video series for SSBB known as Brawl Taunts[5]. It became a running gag in the series, and is somewhat popular within the Smash fandom.

Various Examples

Search Interest

External References

[1] Smash Bros. DOJO!! – Dedede's character page

[2] Urban Dictionary – King Dedede

[3] Miiverse – Director's Room

[4] Youtube – Dedede Battle – Kirby no Kira Kira Kizzu

[5] Youtube – Brawl Taunts

[6] Kirby Wiki King Dedede

Recent Videos 7 total

Recent Images 91 total

Top Comments

+ Add a Comment

Comments (21)

Display Comments

Add a Comment

Hello! You must login or signup first!