Allies are anyone who has helped Kirby before. Some allies have redeemed themselves and become good after their evil deeds, while others have been friendly to begin with. Some allies are also playable in various games.
Ribbon is a Fairy in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. When Dark Matter attacked Ripple Star, her home, the Queen Fairy told her to escape with the Power Crystal. She did so but was attacked by Dark Matter, who shattered the crystal into 74 pieces and caused her to crash-land in Dream Land, right on top of a stargazing Kirby. The two eventually confront the true evil behind the dark matter, 0². Ribbon flies and carries Kirby while Kirby makes use of Ribbon's Shard Gun against him. Kirby, Ribbon, and the rest of the team are proclaimed heroes and given medals when they went back to Ripple Star, and Kirby parts ways with Ribbon with either a handshake or a peck on the cheek from Ribbon.
Villains are plot-centric characters who go against Kirby. Most villains don’t have any reasoning for their actions other than being evil, while others are given sometimes tragic backstories as to why they act this way.
Nightmare's operations are funded by his sales team including N.M.E. Sales Guy, his No.2 and right-hand man, who makes Nightmare Enterprises a hefty profit from selling Monsters to clients for their own needs.
Most of the time, enemies in the Kirby series refer to regular enemies. These are any common characters hostile towards Kirby and have less-than-significant role in the plot.
He is Meta Knight's fake double in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, clad in gray hues and a cloak with ragged edges and wielding a sword identical to Meta Knight's Galaxia in every aspect but color. Despite his uncanny resemblance to Meta Knight, he does not respect the same code of honor and fights an unarmed Kirby, something which Meta Knight has yet to do without first offering a weapon. Dark Meta Knight is responsible for splitting Kirby into four separate individuals. He shatters into pieces like a broken mirror after his second defeat inside the Dimension Mirror.
The Kirby series is not known for its complicated characters, but there are special ones just the same. These are characters who defy classification into straight hero or villain, and can neither be enemy nor friend to Kirby, or appear to be one or the other.
The greedy, lazy, self-proclaimed king of Dream Land. He is Kirby’s arch-rival, leading some to believe that he is the main antagonist of the series. While he does have his fair share of evil deeds, King Dedede actually truly cares for Kirby, and has even helped him on some occasions where he knows the main villains are a threat. Most of the fights he had with Kirby were either misunderstandings or times when he was taken control of, however, some fights and actions were on his own accord, such as when he stole all of the food in Dream Land.
A solitary character and one of few words, he can be friend or foe depending on what he seeks. His plans are as unpredictable as his appearances on the battlefield, which presents a powerful force to be reckoned with. Add in the fact that he zealously guards his true looks and his code of honour, Meta Knight is the character of intrigue that everyone has come to know.