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{{quote|N-Zs walk through the worlds, neither attacking nor avoiding Kirby. You can easily avoid N-Zs by leaping over them.|Description|[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]] Official Strategy Guide (Prima)}}
 
{{quote|N-Zs walk through the worlds, neither attacking nor avoiding Kirby. You can easily avoid N-Zs by leaping over them.|Description|[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]] Official Strategy Guide (Prima)}}
'''N-Zs''' are [[enemy|enemies]] that appear in ''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]''.
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'''N-Z''' is an [[Regular enemy|enemy]] in the [[Kirby (series)|''Kirby'' series]], debuting in ''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]''. They grant no [[Copy Ability]] when [[inhale]]d.
   
 
==Physical Appearance==
 
==Physical Appearance==
N-Zs look like dark grey balls with round black eyes, pointy cat-like ears, and white shoes.
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N-Z is a small spherical creature with a dark gray body and has two large shiny black eyes. It has pointy cat-like ears, and white feet.
   
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
 
===''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]''===
 
===''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]''===
N-Zs make their only appearance in this game, where they replace [[Waddle Dee]]s as the most common enemy in the game, since the only Waddle Dee that appears in it is one of [[Kirby]]'s friends. They are just as simple to defeat as Waddle Dees are in other games. They grant Kirby no [[Copy Ability]] when they are [[inhale]]d. A bigger version of N-Z can be found on the first stage of [[Planet Popstar]] as part of a [[Room Guarder]] two rooms before the fight with a [[Dark Matter]]-possessed Waddle Dee. The large N-Z stands still, doing nothing for the entirety of the fight.
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N-Zs make their only appearance in this game, where they replace [[Waddle Dee]]s as the most common enemy in the game, since the only Waddle Dee that appears in it is one of [[Kirby]]'s friends. They are just as simple to defeat as Waddle Dees are in other games. A bigger version of N-Z can be found on the first stage of [[Pop Star]] as part of a [[Room Guarder]] two rooms before the fight with a [[Dark Matter]]-possessed Waddle Dee. The large N-Z stands still, doing nothing for the entirety of the fight.
   
N-Zs can only be found on Popstar, [[Ripple Star]], and, strangely enough, [[Dark Star]]. N-Zs can be seen dropping from Dark Matter in Stage 3 of Ripple Star. They are the only enemies that can be found on Dark Star other than the [[final boss]], [[0²]]. Because of this, it has been suggested that N-Zs (or at least, these particular ones) are created by Dark Matter or have some other strong affiliation with it.
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N-Zs can only be found on [[Pop Star]], [[Ripple Star]], and [[Dark Star]]. N-Zs can be seen dropping from the Dark Matter cloud in Stage 3 of Ripple Star. They are the only enemies that can be found on Dark Star other than the [[final boss]], [[0²]]. Because of this, it is implied that N-Zs (or at least, these particular ones) are created by Dark Matter or have some other strong affiliation with it.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*These enemies take the place of Waddle Dees in ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards'' because the Waddle Dee in the game is Kirby's friend. This is not the case in ''[[Kirby's Return to Dream Land]]'' and ''[[Kirby: Triple Deluxe]]'', however; because the friendly Waddle Dee in those games is differentiated by a [[Bandana Waddle Dee|bandana]], ordinary Waddle Dees still serve as common enemies.
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*These enemies take the place of [[Waddle Dee]]s in ''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]'' because the Waddle Dee in the game is Kirby's friend. This is not the case in ''[[Kirby's Return to Dream Land]]'' and ''[[Kirby: Triple Deluxe]]'', however; because the friendly Waddle Dee in those games is differentiated by a [[Bandana Waddle Dee|bandana]], ordinary Waddle Dees still serve as common enemies.
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**A similar case would occur in ''[[Kirby and the Rainbow Curse]]'', where the common enemy that functions similarly to Waddle Dee is [[Cotta]].
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**While Waddle Dees do appear as enemies in this game, [[Beanbon]]s take on the role as the most common enemy in ''[[Kirby Mass Attack]]''.
   
 
==Artwork==
 
==Artwork==

Latest revision as of 04:59, May 30, 2020

N-Zs walk through the worlds, neither attacking nor avoiding Kirby. You can easily avoid N-Zs by leaping over them.
— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)

N-Z is an enemy in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. They grant no Copy Ability when inhaled.

Physical AppearanceEdit

N-Z is a small spherical creature with a dark gray body and has two large shiny black eyes. It has pointy cat-like ears, and white feet.

GamesEdit

Kirby 64: The Crystal ShardsEdit

N-Zs make their only appearance in this game, where they replace Waddle Dees as the most common enemy in the game, since the only Waddle Dee that appears in it is one of Kirby's friends. They are just as simple to defeat as Waddle Dees are in other games. A bigger version of N-Z can be found on the first stage of Pop Star as part of a Room Guarder two rooms before the fight with a Dark Matter-possessed Waddle Dee. The large N-Z stands still, doing nothing for the entirety of the fight.

N-Zs can only be found on Pop Star, Ripple Star, and Dark Star. N-Zs can be seen dropping from the Dark Matter cloud in Stage 3 of Ripple Star. They are the only enemies that can be found on Dark Star other than the final boss, . Because of this, it is implied that N-Zs (or at least, these particular ones) are created by Dark Matter or have some other strong affiliation with it.

TriviaEdit

ArtworkEdit

GalleryEdit

SpritesEdit

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