|“||Hee hee hee…”|
|— NESP • Kirby Star Allies|
NESP is a floating, wizard-like enemy with a black cloak and hood. his hood has a golden eye-like design emblazoned on it, and has a golden ball attached to the hood's tip. Underneath the hood, a white, spherical head sporting a small grin is visible. His cloak features a golden stripe. His hands are white and float in midair, making them resemble the hands of Magolor.
NESP first appears in Stage 1 of Resolution Road, and appears in many stages thereafter. He floats in midair, and attacks Kirby at regular intervals when he is in his range by sending forth a small, purple ball of psychic energy. In addition, NESP may sometimes project a spherical shield of energy around himself. This shield will hurt Kirby if he touches it. He is also able to teleport himself short distances multiple times in rapid succession. NESPs cause lightning damage with their attacks.
NESP can teleport between planes and attack Kirby from the background.
NESP reappears in Kirby Star Allies. He again provides the ESP ability, and can be controlled by the CPU or another player though the friend system. While a helper, NESP wears Kirby's ESP cap underneath his hood, with the brim pointing forward instead of backwards. NESPs can provide the Zap enhancement with their powers.
NESP's name is likely a portmanteau of "Ness" and "ESP." Ness is a protagonist from the EarthBound video game series, also developed by HAL Laboratory. Ness, like NESP, can use psychic powers.
His Japanese name, ネスパー (Nesupā), is likely a portmanteau of "Ness" and "Esper," the latter of which refers to a person who practices the development of psychic ability.
Names in other Languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|“||Though not quite yet an adult, he brims with the power of a new generation! He predicts there’s something out in the darkness and sets off to find it…with teleportation!”|
|— Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! description • Kirby Star Allies|
|“||A floating, hooded enemy who looks like a wizard. He can unleash powerful bolts of energy, and use his telekinesis to lift rocks or teleport himself.”|
|— Choose your buddy • Play Nintendo|