Game Theory: Kirby...Dream Land's Game Theory: Are Video Games 1 day ago   19:21

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Kirby is the lovable gumball that is all about friendship and saving the world. Except, he isn't. In fact I don't think Kirby cares about any of that at all! Theorists, I went back through all of the Kirby games and I started to notice that Kirby... wasn't all that heroic. He doesn't care about ANYONE or ANYTHING but himself. Don't believe me? Well, I'm about to fill you up with so much proof, you'll wish you had an appetite like Kirby!

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A few thoughts...

Kirby as a child: In Dream Land 1, it's established via the manual that he's "a little boy." Sure. I get that. But it doesn't change the fact that he's still a threat to Dream Land. For him to be SO powerful and SO naive is a dangerous combination. Notice in the script I never call him evil. I don't think he has ill-intent. Just because I say he's a villain doesn't mean that he's evil or has bad intentions. I mean it as he's a THREAT. That said, I've changed the title to avoid confusion.

Regarding Dyna Blade: Him helping the children after the scene I showed doesn't change the point -- he beat up someone BEFORE learning the whole story, like I tried to make clear in the script. Seeing that scene, he beats up the mom, THEN sees the kids, gives the screen a "cha-ching" gesture and steals them away, feeds them and teaches them to fly...stuff the MOTHER should be doing but can't because she was injured. I get it: Dyna "forgives" him in Revenge of Meta Knight...the same way Landia does in Return to Dream Land, but I see that more as plot convenience because Kirby is the "good guy," or them realizing they have to fight the "true" evil. But think about Kirby;s ACTIONS...if someone just came up to you and started beating you up for no apparent cause, would YOU forgive the person? See them as a hero? Probably not. And don't forget that EVERYONE he fights along the way is in NO WAY connected to the battle between him and Dyna...they're innocents caught in the middle.

Kirby's Avalanche: In both Epic Yarn and the original Kirby's Dream Land manual (those are the ones I can think of offhand, but there might be more), Kirby actually speaks English...or something that translates to English, so I think comments throwing these lines out as invalid might be premature. Yes, the game is non-canon, which I acknowledge, but the idea that Kirby ONLY speaks "poyo" isn't necessarily true...or it can be assumed that ALL of Avalanche's lines are translated poyo.

And yes, I know Avalanche is a version of puyo was a joke. Obviously it's not a Candy Crush mod since, if nothing else, Candy Crush came DECADES later.

Kirby as a God of Destruction: That's in part 2 :)

I think that's all the major concerns I'm seeing in the comments. Like I said, I don't think he's intentionally villainous. He's a neutral agent of chaos who gets pointed in a direction and just GOES. But when you look at his actions in the games I call out, a lot of times he's doing more harm than good. Does he do good? Absolutely. But he's still a threat.
School Name
That's just a elevator pitch!
Flutter sparkle
MatPat... now you should really watch Meteorz' latest video of his Kirby Canon series. After that you should overthink your theory.
LB Swooce
Sorry matpat, i enjoy your videos for the presentation and style but i think this video by meteorz looks deeper into kirby's character, if you are reading this, please PLEASE take a look at the video
_ippan pon
cutest effing sound 7:02
Kayla Nelson
um... have you ever watched kirby right back at ya?!?! he is basically a baby and can barily think! he is just trying to help! he was tricked! (and i would go crazy for cake to) KIRBY TRAITOR >:(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Willow Reid
Is this a gravity falls theory? The dark nebula reminds me of someone.
Not a TF2 Fanboi
Kirby=majin buu
didorino :0
Beerus the Destroyer who
Blueberry paw
Kirby really needs to stop and just hear the carfax
The Snacky Graham Cracker
MatPat, for more help with your part 2 theory, here is a video.
Storm Surge YT
Love the theory MatPat can't wait for part two. It's a cool theory and I hope the dislikes don't make you change your mind about posting part two. I know I'm not the only one that would like to see this through!
So Kirby is Majin Buu. Guess that Death Battle wasn’t too far off
The queen of Waffles uwu

*W H Y*
Cool Guy
Isn't King Dedede the villain in the anime? And also, Kirby is a baby.
Fallen Spider
Man amoeba are dangers
Unicorn vlogs n toys
You should do the zepeto theory! Plzzz
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