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20 Years of Weaponry by embercoral 20 Years of Weaponry by embercoral
I just realized that I haven't made any fanart to commemorate Kirby's 20th Anniversary. What better way to show Kirby's evolution than through all the final weapons that he's ever used.

Here they are, going counter-clockwise from the bottom:
1. Star Rod (Kirby's Adventure/Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland) - Used in the final battle against Nightmare. This was the first final weapon in any Kirby game, for Kirby's Dreamland didn't have anything extraordinary, not even Copy Abilities. This weapon is unique because it's the only one to be featured beyond the Kirby games in both the SSB series and Hoshii no Kaibii.
2. Rainbow Sword (Kirby's Dreamland 2) - Used in the true final battle against Dark Matter's two forms if all the Rainbow Drops are found. The sword was originally white, but if you play the game on a Super Game Boy, it's pink. This weapon is unique because it's the only one that cannot shoot projectiles, but rather deflect them.
3. Star Chariot/Starship (Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra) - The chariot is considered a final weapon because it's used to defeat Nova before reaching Marx in Milky Way Wishes, the last game in the original set. This weapon is unique because not only is it the only one that's a vehicle, but it also the only one that has a corresponding helper, called Starship. This helper is only available if there is a second player on that particular stage, which is why it is not included in Helper to Hero.
4. Love-Love Stick/Heart Rod (Kirby's Dreamland 3) - Used in the true final battle against Dark Matter and Zero if all the Heart Stars are found. This is quite possibly the only final weapon that isn't very unique, for it functions the exact same way as the Star Rod and has a similar design.
5. Ribbon's Shard Gun (Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards) - Used in the true final battle against Zero Two if all the Crystal Shards are found. This weapon is unique for being the only gun as well as the only combo weapon, the combination being Ribbon and the Restored Crystal.
6. Master (Kirby and the Amazing Mirror) - Used in the final battle against Dark Mind. This weapon is unique because it gives Kirby most of Meta Knight's special sword abilities. It is also a possibility that this is a separate sword from Galaxia, which would make it the only other weapon Meta Knight's ever used in the game series.
7. Triple Star (Kirby: Squeak Squad) - Used in the final battle against Dark Nebula. This weapon is unique because it's the only one that provides a barrier from enemy attacks, formed by the three stars floating around it.
8. Landia (Kirby's Return to Dreamland) - Although not considered a final weapon by the Kirby Wiki, I would like to think that Landia is one because of his/her/it's similar role to that of the Starship, in which it's used to defeat the Lor Starcutter before reaching Magalor and can include multiple players. This weapon is unique because it is the only "solely living" weapon, since Ribbon's Shard Gun is both a character and an inanimate object.

There are a couple of games in which there are items used to defeat final bosses, but I don't consider them as true final weapons due to the fact that they're available practically all the time instead of just towards the end of the game and maybe unlocked afterwards (like Master and Triple Star). However, I decided to include them anyways because I wanted to make a cool frame. :I

Rainbow Border -> Magic Paintbrush (Kirby: Canvas Curse) - Used in the final and only boss battle against Drawcia.
Metamortex Patches in Corners -> Tankbot (Kirby's Epic Yarn) - Used in the final battle against Mega Yin-Yarn.

If these two are added to the mix, that makes a total of 10 final weapons...and 10 is also the number of Kirby copies used in Kirby Mass Attack. How ironic.

God, this took a lot of work...but I'm finally done, so now I can go study Organic Chemistry and Statistics like I'm supposed to.

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I also made another pic featuring all the final bosses of the main series.
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LaloRiolu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist
btw....... Landia IS a Final Weapon as Star Chariot but it's still on debate/voting in kirby wikia, remember the wikis are not official sites, are fan-made sites so they have to agree inmaking it an official ability and also an official Final Weapon
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LaloRiolu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist
FINALLY someone who doesnt put Paintbrush as a Final Weapon, i was so pissed off with all the other drawings on internet, Paintbrush and Tankbot ARE NOT final weapons but you use them in the final battle for unknown reason, the same is for Hypernova ability (tripledeluxe).
However, Master and TripleStar ARE categorized as Final Weapons due to the fact they're unlocked at the final battle, the only difference or plus is that 1-you can use it outside the final battle and 2- they're not essencial for the final boss defeat  ;)
I loved your drawing <3
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TimG5 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
My favorites are the Star Rod because of the anime and the Star Ship because it's a cool fighter ship and frankly, Kirby deserves to have a space ship in the games with battle capabilities. I mean c'mon! How can you be a galactic Star Warrior and not have a fighter ship!?!
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darkspine-fan2108 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I think KSSU and KRTD are alike because marx and magolor both betrayed kirby.
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holmesman Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Shouldn't this be an amazing picture for a new Kirby game? Y'know, Kirby could reunite with his past selves from his past games, and in the end they will all reunite and use their final weapons together to create an even more powerful final weapon that destroys some evil that wishes to destroy time as we know it. Wouldn't that be interesting to you?
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Dancrew2010 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
All the Legendary Weapons for Kirby. And none of them failed. ^_^
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Kirby-Dash Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"And with your powers combined, I am KIRBY!" (Captain Planet reference:XD:)
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FlippyFangirl4Life Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By the power of the final battle weapons, I HAVE THE POWER!
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Kirby-Dash Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Super Ability is yours!
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FlippyFangirl4Life Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now which Super Ability shall I pick?
I think there are 5 in total.

Snow Bowl, Monster Flame, Ultra Sword, Grand Hammer & Flare Beam.
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Kirby-Dash Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd pick Monster Flame. It has a virtually endless reach and can be handled after shooting! But if you just want to destroy everything and feel awesome in that precise moment, then enjoy the destruction, Grand Hammer, friend.
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FlippyFangirl4Life Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alrighty then, Let's see what this Grand Hammer can do! :X
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Kirby-Dash Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good choice. Enjoy your destruction!
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FlippyFangirl4Life Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Leave it to me when it comes to rampaging! ;P

GRAND HAMMAH!!!!!! *Swings it bashing every enemy in da way*
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Kirbyeevee Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Magic Paintbrush, Devil Baton, Yarn
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kirbythestarwarrior5 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
sorry Devil Baton kirby could not be found over the 20 years he has been around. perhaps if you gave me a picture and what game its from i would be happy to aquire it to my hardrive of mine
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embercoral Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Devil Baton? I don't remember that being a weapon in any of the main platformers...was this in a spinoff game, or is that just another name for Triple Star...?
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SeriesArtiststarter Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And thus the Star Warrior through history is cemented into eternity
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InvaderLez Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!!
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superherorosalina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
yay 4 dream land ^^
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TheLupineReturns Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... To see all of those weapons in one place is really cool. I love what you did with the rainbow paint border and the metamortex patches. If I remember correctly, my very first Kirby game was Kirby Air Ride on the Gamecube. My first handheld Kirby game was Kirby Squeak Squad, followed very shortly by Canvas Curse. Ahhhh, the nostalgia...
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embercoral Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The first time I ever picked up a Kirby game, I was around 13 or so and was babysitting this seven year old boy. It was a copy of Nightmare in Dreamland, one of his games, and he didn't mind me playing it. Once I started to get the hang of the attack mechanism, I was thinking to myself, "What have I been missing all my life?"

I own just about all of the main platformer games now.
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TheLupineReturns Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I first started playing Kirby when I was... 5 I believe? I think that was how old I was when I saw Kirby Air Ride in Gamestop and I saw the cute pink character and was all like, "Mommy, daddy, can I have this one?" Or something cute like that. Anyways, I started very early playing games.

Even so, I suck at platformers. I'm much better at racing games (Air Ride), beat-em-ups (SSBB) or RPGs (Earthbound).
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embercoral Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, now that I think about it, I must've been a bit older than 13...I was in high school when I was babysitting that kid!

My boyfriend loves Kirby, too. We watch the anime together every once in a while. He sometimes plays the games we have (well they're technically mine, but they're all kept at his house) when he has spare time (he's a senior in college right now), but he tends to get more frustrated than I do.
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TheLupineReturns Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! It's interesting to see someone who got into gaming a lot later than I did!

Awwww... That's pretty cute. Hehe, I got frustrated a lot when I played video games when I was little.
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embercoral Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I only got into Kirby games at that point. I've played video games before then, though.

Ahh, now I remember. I was 13 when I got my very first handheld for Christmas. A red Gameboy SP. DS's weren't invented yet, or at least I don't think so. Maybe they were just too expensive at the time or something...up until then, all I ever played was computer games.
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TheLupineReturns Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, I feel like a dumbass. My bad. ^^;

I think I might've been a little younger when I got my first handheld, but around the same age group. Yeah, it's likely that they were too expensive at the time. All depends on when you were born, which I'm not going to ask because this conversation doesn't really require that information.
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embercoral Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a 90's kid, man. I got my first desktop computer for my 5th birthday, back when computers were just becoming a household necessity.
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SakuraSetsuna Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. I rember Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards so well
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embercoral Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that one's my personal favorite. I've played all of these except for Kirby's Dreamland 3. I still have yet to obtain a copy...

Oh well. Guess I'll just have to wait until I get the Dream Collection for Christmas.
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