|“||Hohohoho...do as you wish...”|
|— Lovely • Kirby's Super Star Stacker|
Lovely is an enemy in the Kirby series. She is an orange flower that is almost never seen without a pleasant smile on her face. Her appearance belies its true intentions however, as she will snap at Kirby whenever he gets into her range. Lovely first appeared as a common enemy in Kirby Super Star. Not counting Kirby Super Star Ultra, she has most recently appeared as a cunning monster in the anime.
Lovely is a small flower with a yellow face surrounded by five orange petals with blue eyes. Behind the petals are five more gold-colored petals, which are slightly larger than the ones in front of them. Lovely is always wide-eyed and her stem is made up of several green bead-like orbs. She has a multitude of grassy leaves surrounding her stem.
Lovely would joyfully smile while watching Kirby right up until the moment that she strikes. She winks and reels back just before she lunges at Kirby, so the attack can be anticipated. She attacks by enclosing her petals around Kirby similar to a venus flytrap. She is mounted to either the ground or a ceiling and can't be inhaled, so she gives no ability. This makes her harder to both avoid and attack; however, she is weak to the Blizzard element and the Cut property. She is the tallest regular enemy in the game, and rivals the height of some mid-bosses as well.
During Revenge of the King Mode in Kirby Super Star Ultra, Lovelys are replaced by shadowy, rose-like enemies called Roselys. These roses have more health than the regular Lovely, can do more damage and gains an extended range in their attacks.
Two Lovelies also makes a cameo appearance in the Dyna Blade intro.
Lovely later appears having found a Star Piece from Mr. Star in Kirby's Super Star Stacker. Lovely serves as the third opponent in the game, coming after Poppy Bros. Jr. and before Knuckle Joe. Lovely refuses to give her up and baits Kirby and his friends. Lovely attacks Kirby in the same method of that in Kirby Super Star. She and Kirby soon engage in a fight over the piece, which results in Lovely being defeated and Kirby and the gang running off with the Star Piece.
Lovely's board layout starts off in a staircase-like format, with Friend Blocks being scattered both vertically and horizontally between the edges of the staircase. Compared to the previous two opponents, Lovely is more aggressive and will aim for setting off combos. Additionally, she will almost always fast drop all of her blocks. However, the speed of the blocks dropping is still rather slow, so Kirby has some decent time to react in case of errors.
Lovely appears as a collectible keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
|This section contains information that does not coincide with the main series canon.|
|“||But Whispy, these oxygen-breathers can't possibly mean more to you than I do.”|
|— Lovely To Whispy Woods. • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Lovely makes an appearance in episode 27, The Flower Plot, as an evil, cruel and manipulative monster. However, she isn't inherently evil at first (even she herself never realized that), and actually started off as a kind and innocent flower. In the beginning, Lovely is a flower that grew right in front of Whispy Woods inside his forest. Whispy immediately identifies her as being a special kind of flower, because she is the only flower in the entire forest. With the help of Tiff, Tuff and Kirby, he protects her from storms and tries his best to help her thrive, essentially falling in love with her in the process. But their efforts were in vain and she was captured by King Dedede one night.
After Tiff and Tuff get Lovely back, Whispy is thrilled to see her again, to make matters more interesting, Lovely can now talk. But what they don't know is the plant was enhanced and brainwashed by Nightmare Enterprises to drain Whispy's energy and kill him. Lovely grows closer to Whispy and begins to turn him against his old friends. When confronted, Lovely absorbs Whispy's life force and he begins to wither. As Kirby and his friends witness this, Lovely transforms into her voluptuous monstrous form. Whispy is so allured by Lovely that he is immobilized by love, and refuses the gang to interfere. He later regains his senses once it occurs to him how dire the situation is and that Lovely will eventually condemn the rest of the forest. With encouragement from Whispy, Kirby is able to inhale one of the golden blades surrounding her head making him Cutter Kirby. Kirby continues to battle Lovely and eventually severs her roots with his blades, mortally wounding her. Whispy is heartbroken, but Lovely vows to return, saying that next time she wouldn't be a monster. The next time the three visit Whispy, it is revealed that Lovely kept her promise, and has returned (in her regular form) along with dozens of others.
In her first form, Lovely is similar to her in-game counter part, she is a small, cute flower-like creature, but does get some changes, her face is now yellow with fuchsia eyes and her outer petals are now a light orange. Her stem is now as a regular stem would appear, and no longer made up of small beads. Her frontal petals also have small reddish-colored markings on them.
In her second form, Lovely's face becomes purple, her eyes turn red and triangular, and she now has green eyelids instead of pink ones. Her back petals are now replaced with shining golden blades and her leaves turn into sharp, whip-like vines, and she grows small fangs with light purple lipstick around her mouth.
Powers and Abilities
Although Lovely is not one of the more powerful monsters, she is very dangerous. In her first form (before being converted into a monster) she is able to withstand powerful blows from a storm, but her main ability in this form is absorbing the life force from her targets from either her roots or her vines, causing her to grow in size. She can seemingly transform into her second form at will after stealing enough energy.
In her second form, Lovey retains her ability to absorb life force from her enemies from her vines, but this time she can use these vines to bash and stab her enemies. She now has a set of sharp golden blades as her back petals, for which she can rotate and fire them like boomerang projectiles in rapid succession. They will attack her targets at will, homing in on them, then return back to her. She can also use her front petals to block her face from attacks like a shield.
Lovely comes from the word Love.
- Lovely seems to be based on bulbous buttercup.