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{{quote|These fast-moving creatures run back and forth in various areas of different worlds, looking to run Kirby down. Jump and fly when you see one coming—you can't outrun it.|Description|''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]'' Official Strategy Guide (Prima)}}
 
{{quote|These fast-moving creatures run back and forth in various areas of different worlds, looking to run Kirby down. Jump and fly when you see one coming—you can't outrun it.|Description|''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]'' Official Strategy Guide (Prima)}}
   
'''Nruff''' is a rampant, large, almond-shaped, brown boar-like animal and a recurring enemy in the [[Kirby (series)|''Kirby'' series]]. First appearing as a boss in ''[[Kirby's Dream Land 2]]'', Nruff has since then became an enemy, appearing mainly in either verdant forests or arid, rocky places. Nruff is best known for stubbornly charging ahead, no matter what stands in his way. In ''[[Kirby's Dream Land 3]]'', ''[[Kirby's Return to Dream Land]]'', and ''[[Kirby Star Allies]]'', [[Waddle Dee]]s can be seen riding on a Nruff's back. In ''[[Kirby: Right Back at Ya!]]'', Nruff lives deep in [[Whispy Woods|Whispy]]'s [[Whispy Woods Forest|forest]] within [[Acore]]'s roots along with his smaller counterpart [[Nelly]].
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'''Nruffs''' are rampant, large, almond-shaped, brown boar-like animals and recurring enemies in the [[Kirby (series)|''Kirby'' series]]. '''Nruff''' initially appeared as an individual character and boss in ''[[Kirby's Dream Land 2]]'', but the name has since come to also refer to a type of common enemy, appearing mainly in either verdant forests or arid, rocky places. Nruff is best known for stubbornly charging ahead, no matter what stands in its way.
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In ''[[Kirby's Dream Land 3]]'', ''[[Kirby's Return to Dream Land]]'', and ''[[Kirby Star Allies]]'', [[Waddle Dee]]s can be seen riding on a Nruff's back.
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In ''[[Kirby: Right Back at Ya!]]'', Nruff lives deep in [[Whispy Woods|Whispy]]'s [[Whispy Woods Forest|forest]] within [[Acore]]'s roots along with her smaller counterpart [[Nelly]].
   
In all games Nruff appears in, he grants no [[Copy Ability|ability]] when swallowed.
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In all games Nruffs appears in, they grant no [[Copy Ability|ability]] when swallowed.
   
 
==Physical Appearance==
 
==Physical Appearance==
 
[[File:Nelly1de3.jpg|right|thumb|Nelly (left) standing next to Nruff (right)]]
 
[[File:Nelly1de3.jpg|right|thumb|Nelly (left) standing next to Nruff (right)]]
Nruff is a large boar with spiky, dark brown fur. Generally, he has a round pink snout (which is changed to tan in later appearances) and pointy little ears. He has slanted eyes and shiny black hooves. In ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and ''Kirby: Right Back at Ya!'', Nruff is very large and dwarfs both Kirby and Nelly.
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In ''Kirby's Dreamland 2", Nruff is a large boar with spiky, dark brown fur. She has a round pink snout, pointy little ears, as well as slanted eyes and shiny black hooves. Her tusks are sharp and silver-gray. Nruff is also very large and dwarfs both Kirby and Nelly. This incarnation of Nruff also appeared in ''Kirby: Right Back at Ya!'', alongside Nelly.''
   
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Her appearance is based on an adult [[wikipedia:Wild boar|wild boar]] or [[wikipedia:Warthog|warthog]].
As of ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', Nruff's appearance was merged with his cohort, Nelly. His newer design consists of the same facial features and overarching appearance, however white stripes were added to his back, his fur is lighter, and is smaller. When Nruff was introduced into the anime, his design was switched back to the old one. This was most likely due to Nelly's re-debut into the series.
 
   
 
The common enemy which debuted in ''Kirby's Dream Land 3'', merges Nruff's appearance with that of Nelly. This newer design consists of the same facial features and overarching appearance, however white stripes were added to their backs, their fur is lighter, and they're smaller in stature. They also lack the tusks that both Nruff and Nelly had previously.
Nruff has sharp, silvery-gray tusks in ''Kirby's Dream Land 2'' and the anime, but these tusks are removed in ''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]'' and ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''.
 
   
In some appearances, Nruff is based on an adult [[wikipedia:Wild boar|wild boar]] or [[wikipedia:Warthog|warthog]]. In others, he more resembles an adolescent wild boar, which have stripes on their sides that disappear as they age.
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These Nruffs more resemble adolescent wild boars, which have stripes on their sides that disappear as they age.
   
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
 
===''[[Kirby's Dream Land 2]]''===
 
===''[[Kirby's Dream Land 2]]''===
 
[[File:Kirbydl2screen23.PNG|frame|Kirby fighting Nruff and Nelly]]
 
[[File:Kirbydl2screen23.PNG|frame|Kirby fighting Nruff and Nelly]]
Nruff appears as the boss of the [[Big Forest]], and is accompanied by many Nellys. The arena consists of two rope-bridges and two large trees flanking both sides of it. Nruff comes out of one of six holes in the trees and charges from one side of the arena to the other, and will occasionally toss bombs at [[Kirby]]. Kirby simply has to inhale the Nellys and spit them back at Nruff to defeat him. After losing around half of his health, Nruff's attacks become more erratic and unpredictable, and he begins to jump off the bridges in an attempt to confuse Kirby.
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Nruff appears as the boss of the [[Big Forest]], and is accompanied by many Nellys. The arena consists of two rope-bridges and two large trees flanking both sides of it. Nruff comes out of one of six holes in the trees and charges from one side of the arena to the other, and will occasionally toss bombs at [[Kirby]]. Kirby simply has to inhale the Nellys and spit them back at Nruff to defeat her. After losing around half of her health, Nruff's attacks become more erratic and unpredictable, and she begins to jump off the bridges in an attempt to confuse Kirby.
   
 
===''[[Kirby's Dream Land 3]]''===
 
===''[[Kirby's Dream Land 3]]''===
Nruff is no longer a boss, being replaced by [[Pon and Con]], whom Kirby fights about the same way, aside from needing to defeat the both of them, and an occasional bomb falling from the sky during the fight. Instead, Nruff is now a common enemy that sports a slightly revamped design. Nruff simply charges wildly ahead whenever he encounters Kirby, just as he did in his first appearance. In addition to appearing alone, Nruff can also be seen with a Waddle Dee riding on his back in a similar fashion to a [[Poppy Bros. Jr.]] riding on an apple or [[Grizzo]]. If this is the case, Kirby must dispose of them both separately in order to eliminate their threat completely. If Nruff hits a wall with a Waddle Dee riding him, it will be bucked off and the two will be separated.
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Nruff is no longer a boss, being replaced by [[Pon and Con]], whom Kirby fights about the same way, aside from needing to defeat the both of them, and an occasional bomb falling from the sky during the fight.
   
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Instead, Nruff is now a common enemy that sports a slightly revamped design. Nruffs simply charge wildly ahead whenever they encounter Kirby, just as their boss counterpart from the previous game. In addition to appearing alone, Nruffs can also be seen with a Waddle Dee riding on their back in a similar fashion to a [[Poppy Bros. Jr.]] riding on an apple or [[Grizzo]]. If this is the case, Kirby must dispose of them both separately in order to eliminate their threat completely. If a Nruff hits a wall with a Waddle Dee riding it, it will be bucked off and the two will be separated.
In this game Nruff now bears more resemblance to Nelly, who doesn't appear in the game at all. While he retains his pointed ears and husky body type, Nruff now has Nelly's white stripes running along his back. This design remains consistent in the following game, ''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]'', and was only changed back for the anime.
 
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This common enemy incarnation of Nruff remains consistent in the following game, ''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]'', with the previous Boss incarnation only reappearing in the anime and official artwork.
   
 
===''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]''===
 
===''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]''===
Nruff appears once again as a common enemy. He appears mainly in the wide open areas of [[Rock Star]] and [[Neo Star]]. In this game, he keeps both his design and tactics from ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''.
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Nruff appears once again as a common enemy. They appear mainly in the wide open areas of [[Rock Star]] and [[Neo Star]]. In this game, they keeps both their design and tactics from ''Kirby's Dream Land 3''.
   
 
===''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''===
 
===''[[Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]''===
A [[Sticker (Super Smash Bros. series)|sticker]] of Nruff is obtainable in ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', featuring his ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards'' artwork. Usable only by representatives of the ''Kirby'' series, this sticker increases Body Attack by 5.
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A [[Sticker (Super Smash Bros. series)|sticker]] of Nruff is obtainable in ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'', featuring their ''Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards'' artwork. Usable only by representatives of the ''Kirby'' series, this sticker increases Body Attack by 5.
   
 
===''[[Kirby's Return to Dream Land]]'' and ''[[Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition]]''===
 
===''[[Kirby's Return to Dream Land]]'' and ''[[Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition]]''===
Nruff once again appears as a common enemy in ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land''. He appears in some stages of [[Raisin Ruins]], sometimes with a Waddle Dee on his back. In this game, he has a rounded nose, and no tusks.
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Nruff once again appears as a common enemy in ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land''. They appear in some stages of [[Raisin Ruins]], sometimes with a Waddle Dee on their back.
   
Nruff appears in the New [[Challenge]] Stages in ''Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition'' as well. He appears in the [[Fighter]] Combat Chamber.
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Nruff appears in the New [[Challenge]] Stages in ''Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition'' as well. They appear in the [[Fighter]] Combat Chamber.
   
 
=== ''[[Kirby: Triple Deluxe]]''===
 
=== ''[[Kirby: Triple Deluxe]]''===
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===''[[Kirby's Blowout Blast]]''===
 
===''[[Kirby's Blowout Blast]]''===
Nruff first appears in Stage 1 of [[Level 3 (Kirby's Blowout Blast)|Level 3]]. He remains still until he sees Kirby, at which point he paws the ground and sprints toward him. If he is not defeated or blocked by a wall, he charges off the platform. Nruff is a [[large enemy]] and, like most enemies in the game, has scaled-up versions. All of these can be Inhaled for a [[Star Spit|Blaster Bullet]].
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Nruff first appears in Stage 1 of [[Level 3 (Kirby's Blowout Blast)|Level 3]]. They remain still until he sees Kirby, at which point they paw the ground and sprint toward him. If one is not defeated or blocked by a wall, it charges off the platform. Nruff is a [[large enemy]] and, like most enemies in the game, has scaled-up versions. All of these can be Inhaled for a [[Star Spit|Blaster Bullet]].
   
 
===''[[Kirby Star Allies]]''===
 
===''[[Kirby Star Allies]]''===
Nruff reappears in ''Kirby Star Allies'' as an enemy. Sometimes a [[Waddle Dee]] can be seen on his back.
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Nruff reappears in ''Kirby Star Allies'' as an enemy. Sometimes a [[Waddle Dee]] can be seen on their backs.
   
 
==Related Quotes==
 
==Related Quotes==
 
{{Quote|These enemies attack as a tag team. Be wary of their combo moves!|Official European ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'' website}}
 
{{Quote|These enemies attack as a tag team. Be wary of their combo moves!|Official European ''Kirby's Return to Dream Land'' website}}
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==Trivia==
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*The official Kirby Twitter's illustration for Mother's Day 2019 suggest that Nruff's incarnation from ''Kirby's Dreamland 2'' is the mother of the Nellys she appears with.
   
 
==Artwork==
 
==Artwork==
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K64_Nruff_artwork.png|''[[Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards]]''
 
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[[Category:Enemies in Kirby's Blowout Blast]]
 
[[Category:Enemies in Kirby's Blowout Blast]]
 
[[Category:Enemies in Kirby Star Allies]]
 
[[Category:Enemies in Kirby Star Allies]]
[[Category:Male characters]]
 
 
[[Category:Neutral Enemies]]
 
[[Category:Neutral Enemies]]
 
[[Category:Enemies in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition]]
 
[[Category:Enemies in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition]]

Revision as of 09:33, 17 May 2019

These fast-moving creatures run back and forth in various areas of different worlds, looking to run Kirby down. Jump and fly when you see one coming—you can't outrun it.
— Description • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Official Strategy Guide (Prima)

Nruffs are rampant, large, almond-shaped, brown boar-like animals and recurring enemies in the Kirby series. Nruff initially appeared as an individual character and boss in Kirby's Dream Land 2, but the name has since come to also refer to a type of common enemy, appearing mainly in either verdant forests or arid, rocky places. Nruff is best known for stubbornly charging ahead, no matter what stands in its way. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and Kirby Star Allies, Waddle Dees can be seen riding on a Nruff's back. In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Nruff lives deep in Whispy's forest within Acore's roots along with her smaller counterpart Nelly.

In all games Nruffs appears in, they grant no ability when swallowed.

Physical Appearance

Nelly (left) standing next to Nruff (right)

In Kirby's Dreamland 2", Nruff is a large boar with spiky, dark brown fur. She has a round pink snout, pointy little ears, as well as slanted eyes and shiny black hooves. Her tusks are sharp and silver-gray. Nruff is also very large and dwarfs both Kirby and Nelly. This incarnation of Nruff also appeared in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, alongside Nelly.

Her appearance is based on an adult wild boar or warthog.

The common enemy which debuted in Kirby's Dream Land 3, merges Nruff's appearance with that of Nelly. This newer design consists of the same facial features and overarching appearance, however white stripes were added to their backs, their fur is lighter, and they're smaller in stature. They also lack the tusks that both Nruff and Nelly had previously.

These Nruffs more resemble adolescent wild boars, which have stripes on their sides that disappear as they age.

Games

Kirby's Dream Land 2

Kirby fighting Nruff and Nelly

Nruff appears as the boss of the Big Forest, and is accompanied by many Nellys. The arena consists of two rope-bridges and two large trees flanking both sides of it. Nruff comes out of one of six holes in the trees and charges from one side of the arena to the other, and will occasionally toss bombs at Kirby. Kirby simply has to inhale the Nellys and spit them back at Nruff to defeat her. After losing around half of her health, Nruff's attacks become more erratic and unpredictable, and she begins to jump off the bridges in an attempt to confuse Kirby.

Kirby's Dream Land 3

Nruff is no longer a boss, being replaced by Pon and Con, whom Kirby fights about the same way, aside from needing to defeat the both of them, and an occasional bomb falling from the sky during the fight.

Instead, Nruff is now a common enemy that sports a slightly revamped design. Nruffs simply charge wildly ahead whenever they encounter Kirby, just as their boss counterpart from the previous game. In addition to appearing alone, Nruffs can also be seen with a Waddle Dee riding on their back in a similar fashion to a Poppy Bros. Jr. riding on an apple or Grizzo. If this is the case, Kirby must dispose of them both separately in order to eliminate their threat completely. If a Nruff hits a wall with a Waddle Dee riding it, it will be bucked off and the two will be separated.

This common enemy incarnation of Nruff remains consistent in the following game, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, with the previous Boss incarnation only reappearing in the anime and official artwork.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Nruff appears once again as a common enemy. They appear mainly in the wide open areas of Rock Star and Neo Star. In this game, they keeps both their design and tactics from Kirby's Dream Land 3.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

A sticker of Nruff is obtainable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, featuring their Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards artwork. Usable only by representatives of the Kirby series, this sticker increases Body Attack by 5.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition

Nruff once again appears as a common enemy in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. They appear in some stages of Raisin Ruins, sometimes with a Waddle Dee on their back.

Nruff appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition as well. They appear in the Fighter Combat Chamber.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Nruff and Nelly appear as one collectible keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. The pair use their sprites from Kirby's Dream Land 2.

Kirby's Blowout Blast

Nruff first appears in Stage 1 of Level 3. They remain still until he sees Kirby, at which point they paw the ground and sprint toward him. If one is not defeated or blocked by a wall, it charges off the platform. Nruff is a large enemy and, like most enemies in the game, has scaled-up versions. All of these can be Inhaled for a Blaster Bullet.

Kirby Star Allies

Nruff reappears in Kirby Star Allies as an enemy. Sometimes a Waddle Dee can be seen on their backs.

Related Quotes

These enemies attack as a tag team. Be wary of their combo moves!
— Official European Kirby's Return to Dream Land website

Trivia

  • The official Kirby Twitter's illustration for Mother's Day 2019 suggest that Nruff's incarnation from Kirby's Dreamland 2 is the mother of the Nellys she appears with.

Artwork

Gallery

Sprites and Models

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