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The fellow behind you goes by the name Storo. He's always been a big guy, but don't worry. He's really a pussycat. So to speak.
— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack

Storo is a member of the Squeaks, debuting in Kirby: Squeak Squad. Due to his giant size and immense strength, he acts as the muscle of Daroach's gang. He is also more durable than Spinni and Doc.

Physical Appearance

Storo is a blue, bulky, bipedal mouse-like creature. He wears a red bandana and a red sleeveless shirt, but does not wear clothing anywhere else. He has a mouse-like face, with a circular, black snout, a single tooth extending out of his mouth, and large ears. Both of Storo's eyes are concealed by the bandana, in addition to the eyepatch he wears on his left eye. Finally, Storo has a navel, two arms and hands, two stubby feet with three toes each, and no tail.

Personality

Not much is known about Storo's personality, but in the sub-game Speedy Teatime in Kirby: Squeak Squad, Storo is shown to be greedy & gluttonous, evidenced by the fact he smiles when eating more than Kirby (and when winning), and cries when losing. Storo seems to be a sleepy character; after taking enough damage, Storo may temporarily fall asleep (signaled by the snot bubble), and on the file select screen, all he does is walk around and occasionally fall asleep.

In Kirby Mass Attack, Daroach says that Storo may look like a brute, but is instead "a pussycat."

Games

Kirby: Squeak Squad

Storo appears in certain levels whenever Kirby collects a large Treasure Chest. He tries to steal the chest back from Kirby, but due to his large size, he only walks slowly. When Storo is directly facing Kirby, however, he will pause for a moment before smashing the ground with his hammer, creating stars for Kirby to inhale. He also attacks by periodically jumping forward in a low arc, which also creates stars that can be inhaled. Whenever Storo successfully hits Kirby or walks into him, Kirby will lose one of the Treasure Chests he has collected, giving Storo a chance to steal a chest and take it back to a nearby hideout. As with the other Squeaks, Storo is weak against fire, electricity and ice attacks, and drops what is presumably stolen food when hit. Storo features in the sub-game Speedy Teatime, where he competes with Kirby to eat the most cake while avoiding the bombs. He is also depicted in a graphic, which Kirby can assemble by collecting Graphic Pieces from Treasure Chests.

Kirby Mass Attack

Storo appears in Daroach's Airship after the Kirbys defeat Whispy Woods and clear Green Grounds. He cannot be interacted with, and he only stands still in the left side of the area.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Storo appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe as a keychain.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Storo appears in Kirby: Planet Robobot as a sticker.

Kirby Star Allies

Storo can be summoned by Daroach to have him jump up and slam down three times with his bulk.

Etymology

Storo's name comes from the word strong, referencing his role in the Squeaks as "the muscle."

His Japanese name, ストロン (Sutoron), is also derived from the word "strong," ストロング (sutorongu).

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese ストロン Stron
Traditional Chinese 鼠泰隆 From "Shu" (鼠), Meaning mouse.
German Massivo From "Massiv", meaning "Massive".
French Forto From "Forte" meaning "Strong"
Spanish Estoro The Japanese/English name adapted to Spanish spelling/pronunciation rules.

Trivia

  • Despite that Storo uses his hammer, he doesn't give Kirby a Hammer Ability, Making him the only mid-boss Squeak that doesn't give a Copy Ability.
  • Both his eyes are hidden, so it is unknown how Storo can see.
  • Storo is one of the few characters in the Kirby series who is confirmed to have a navel. The others are Mr. Frosty and Tortletummy.
  • Storo is the only member of the Squeaks that has normal hands.
  • In the main menu for Kirby Star Allies, one of the character interactions has Storo flattening Kirby as they pass. This is a reference to the intro for Kirby: Squeak Squad, where the same thing happens.

Related Quotes

My friend Storo behind you might seem like a brute. But would a brute brush his teeth until they're all minty fresh? So, best not judge a book by its cover.
— Daroach • Kirby Mass Attack

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