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Kirbycolors This article is about the character Susanna Patrya Haltmann. For other uses, see Haltmann (disambiguation).
The company he built... I will bring it back!
— Susie • Kirby Star Allies

Susie, is a character in the Kirby series, debuting as the secondary antagonist of Kirby: Planet Robobot. She is the secretary (or executive assistant) of the Haltmann Works Company. She is responsible for overseeing the Mechanizing Occupation Project, a project with the goal of mechanizing a planet and its inhabitants, taking the planet's resources, and studying its technology, and the company’s next target was Planet Popstar.

Physical Appearance

Susie is a slender, young woman. She has a white face with big blue eyes, eyelashes, pink blush, and no mouth or nose. She has straight magenta hair that falls on her back, as well as long bangs. Susie wears a light gray business suit made of the metal Haltonium.[1] It wraps around her head almost like a hood. Two blade-like objects with red tips connect to the side of the "hood". These blade-like objects are apparently part of the visor-helmet that Susie wears when piloting her mech (or when she steals Star Dream's controller). Susie wears a dark gray pencil skirt with no feet or legs. She has disconnected, floating hands, much like Magolor and Taranza have. She wears orange gloves that connect to metal sleeves. The golden hair accessory that her bang wears is her treasure.

Personality

Susie is a sophisticated secretary who works hard at her goals and takes her work seriously. Her position in the technologically-advanced Haltmann Works Company leads her to feel intellectually superior to the more primitive creatures on Planet Popstar. Though she uses etiquette when speaking, her ego occasionally shines through. Susie respects physical strength, especially when it works for her cause. She demonstrates "girly" tendencies at times, such as giggling or singing "The Noble Haltmann" out loud when no one is around. Her voice is similar to President Haltmann's in that she has a normal human voice albeit intentionally bitcrushed to get a slightly computerized effect. Similarly, when speaking in text, the letters make beeps as they appear. In an interview, Shinya Kumazaki revealed several facts about Susie. She loves karaoke and piano, her favorite food is ice cream, her most valued possession is a gold hairpiece with the letter H marked on it, and she is able to dress five minutes after waking up.[2] Her Guest Star description in Kirby Star Allies states that she is cool and collected, similarly to Francisca, and that she is all about business.

Relationships

Kirby

Susie Kirby

Susie has a low opinion of Kirby throughout the game, referring to him simply as "native." As a denizen of Dream Land, Kirby is considered unintelligent by the secretary. However, when Star Dream turns sentient and heads into space, Susie understands that Kirby is incredibly powerful and becomes an ally, giving him an Invader Armor in order to destroy the hostile machine. She also now refers to Kirby with her new nickname for him, "Pinky."

Meta Knight

Susie Meta Knight

After Access Ark shoots down the Halberd, it crashes between two cliffs directly beneath the Haltmann Works Company's mothership. Meta Knight is then captured.[3] Susie has few on-screen interactions with Meta Knight, though she finds his swordplay and might impressive.

President Haltmann

Susie President Haltmann

Susie is President Haltmann's daughter and secretary. Despite betraying Haltmann and attempting to sell the Mother Computer’s database, Susie still deeply cares for her father, as she says she did her actions in order to “teach the old man a lesson.” (This detail is only presented in the Japanese version.)[4] President Haltmann loves his daughter and is desperate to see her again. His frequent use of Star Dream's head-mounted controller gradually caused him to lose his memories. When Susie returned as an adult, he somewhat recognized her but did not realize she was his daughter. Feeling she was somehow familiar, he appointed her as his secretary.[5]

Star Dream

Susie Star Dream

Susie wholeheartedly trusts in the Mother Computer's judgment and programs—that is, until Kirby defeats Mecha Knight and Mecha Knight+, both of which shake her faith in the computer. However, this is all a facade, as she secretly planned to sell Star Dream to a start-up company for a huge amount of money. After it becomes self-aware and poses a threat to the universe, she then sides with Kirby.

Games

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Story

Before the events of the main story, when Susie was younger, she lived with her father, President Haltmann, who had started experimenting with Star Dream’s abilities. During one of these tests, which is presumed to be a test for Star Dream’s Space-Time Transport program, a terrible accident occurred, in which Susie was warped into Another Dimension. This proved by the Holo Defense API, which creates holograms for Sphere Doomers which Susie must have gotten the data for while in Another Dimension. Haltmann believed that his daughter had unfortunately died during this accident, and thus put all of his focus and energy into completing Star Dream in order to bring her back to life. However, due to Star Dream being incomplete at the time, Haltmann’s memories of his daughter were slowly wiped out of his mind each time he used Star Dream’s control helmet. By the time Susie returned, Haltmann had lost all of his memories of her and didn’t recognize her as his daughter. Despite losing all of his memories, Haltmann felt that she was familiar, and thus hired her as his secretary and executive assistant of the company.

Susie Story 1

Susie holds Dedede Clone's capsule.

Susie reveals her connections with the Haltmann Works Company when she meets Kirby for the first time. She attempts to defeat Kirby using her Business Suit and fails. She tries again using Mecha Knight, a remodeled form of Meta Knight; Dedede Clone, a clone created with King Dedede's DNA; and Mecha Knight+, an upgraded model of Mecha Knight, but all of these attempts fail as well. She intends to fight Kirby again, but President Haltmann interrupts and dismisses her.

When the president attempts to activate the Mother Computer, Star Dream, Susie steals the controller off his head, and he loses consciousness. Susie reveals that she has been a corporate spy this whole time and that she has been hoping to steal Star Dream's technology. Her plan from there is to steal the computer's database and sell it all to a start-up company somewhere for a great sum of money, all the while "teaching [President Haltmann] a lesson." Before she can do this, however, Star Dream becomes sentient and blasts her unconscious with a laser, knocking her to the ground. Star Dream then takes control of the president's body, declares that all life in the universe must be eliminated, and takes off into space.

Susie Story 2

Susie steals Star Dream's controller.

Susie wakes up and calls a suit of Invader Armor. She decides she wants to stand up to Star Dream and commands Kirby to go after it. Kirby converts the armor into Robobot Armor and gives chase. When Star Dream is destroyed and the Haltmann Works Company's damage to Popstar is undone, Susie flies away in her Business Suit.

Various Pause Screen descriptions in the Meta Knightmare Returns and The True Arena sub-games directly state and imply things about Susie, President Haltmann, and the goals of the Haltmann Works Company. Susie is the daughter of President Haltmann. During the process of reactivating Star Dream, Susie was lost in an accident—this sent her to Another Dimension.[6] Her father was heartbroken that she was gone and wished that he could see her one last time.

Battle

Susie serves as the boss of Overload Ocean in Story Mode and Meta Knightmare Returns. She pilots a tall battle suit with a screwdriver head at the bottom and two floating arms. Susie's Business Suit is purple and white, while Susie 2.0's is pink and peach with more detailed designs.

Story Mode

Susie's battle has three phases. In the first phase, Susie jumps around in an attempt to land on Kirby, then spins around the field. If Kirby does not defeat her before she is done with these attacks, she jumps into the air and fires explosive screwdriver heads at the ground and spins her arms around her in a wide arc.

When Kirby has depleted almost half of her health, Susie jumps into the center of the stage and rapidly twists the screwdriver head on the bottom of her suit. This raises the center of the stage into a tall column and converts the rest of the stage into a 3D ring. In the second phase, Susie deploys homing explosives, spins around the column, and jumps around the ring with her explosives. These explosives can be inhaled for the Bomb ability.

When Susie is down to approximately 1/5 of her health, she creates four holes in the center column. In the third phase, Susie fires explosives that weave through the holes to confuse the player. Susie covers her head with the suit's hands and flies through the holes in the column. The energy generated inside the column changes the effect of her attack. If the energy is blue, she strikes the ground after exiting the hole, releasing shock waves. If the energy is purple, she will react one of two ways: If Kirby is away from the exit hole, she swoops past the ground outside it, but if Kirby is not, she strikes the ground, releasing taller and longer-lasting shock waves.

When Susie is defeated, her Business Suit explodes, she brushes herself off, and flies away on a getaway propeller, laughing.

Meta Knightmare Returns
KSSU Cannon sprite This section contains information that does not coincide with the main series canon. (Similar)

Susie 2.0 is fought in three phases. All of her phases largely reuse her attacks from Story Mode, but with her attacks' speed increased and their order scrambled. In the first phase, Susie 2.0's small spinning move can now cross the stage diagonally while her large spinning move can sway side to side.

In the second phase, Susie 2.0 deploys more explosives, hops more with her explosives, and moves across the circumference of the column more chaotically. In the third phase, Susie 2.0 not only deploys more explosives, but also fires an array of them into the air, where they then hit the entire ring one at a time. Susie 2.0 disregards the formula for crashing and not crashing when flying through the column; instead, she now swoops through several times and always crashes when she's done with the pattern, creating blue or purple shockwaves when she strikes the ground. She also specifically aims for Kirby when doing this.

In Meta Knightmare Returns, Susie and her explosives yield Meta Points when destroyed.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

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While Susie doesn't make an appearance in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, a doppelganger named Parallel Susie appears as a boss. If the player has save data from Kirby: Planet Robobot, he/she can buy the Haltonium Helm and Susian Bolt Blade in the Shoppe. These pieces of gear are accessible to the Sword Hero class. They are based on Susie's hair and hood, and her battle armor, respectively.

Kirby Battle Royale

Susie appears as an audience member in the Rocket Rumble mode. This cameo can be largely attributed to the mode's space theme, as it ties in with Susie's origin.

Kirby Star Allies

Susie returns as a Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies looking to rebuild the fallen Haltmann Works Company. Following in the footsteps of President Haltmann before her, Susie remains undeterred in advancing her mission of mechanzing new planets and people alike. Her moves are derived from her boss fight in Planet Robobot, her transporter device, and her H.W.C. Blaster.

Moveset

Move Controls Description
H.W.C. Blaster B Susie shoots her blaster.
Charge Dash + press and hold B Susie grabs her Transporter and charges it up behind her, akin to Jet's Store Power.
Transporter Burst Charge briefly, then release B Susie charges forward, rocketing into opponents like Jet Dash.
Super Transporter Burst Charge longer, then release B
Ultra Transporter Burst Charge even longer, then release B
Terra Burst Run into a wall during while performing Ultra Transporter Burst Susie releases energy from the Ultra Transporter Burst through her arms, damaging opponents like Jet's Jet Cracker.
Aero Cracker B during Ultra Transporter Burst
Diving Heart Charge a long time next to an enemy, then press ↑ or → + B Susie takes the grabbed enemy into the air and flies in the shape of a heart before slamming the enemy with full force and tossing them away like Jet's Rocket Dive.
Charge Stock A, L,or R after charging for a long time Susie stores up the Transporter charge.
Transporter Jump Charge Stock, then A in midair Susie uses the Transporter charge to jump higher and hit opponents above her.
Transporter A in midair Susie uses her Transporter, a device with a propeller that she used to fly away after her boss fight, to fly up.
One-Handed Shot B while performinging Transporter Susie fires her H.W.C. Blaster with one hand and holds her Transporter with the other.
Business Suit Up ↓ + B Susie presses a button on her remote and deploys her Business Suit.
Jump / Double Jump Business Suit Up, then A Susie can jump twice, albeit not very high.
Spin Cycle Business Suit Up, then B Susie spins the suit's arms to attack.
Spin Cycle Dash ← or → while in Spin Cycle Susie moves around while spinning the suit's arms.
Drillbit Business Suit Up, then ↑ + B Susie tosses the drillbits behind her cockpit.
Driver Slam Business Suit Up, then ↓ + B in midair Susie slams down with the screwdriver on her suit's bottom.
Business Suit Stow Business Suit Up, then hold Y, L, or R Susie puts away the Business Suit and travels on foot.

Elemental Attributes in Kirby Star Allies

Move Blizzard Bluster Sizzle Splash Zap
H.W.C. Blaster The shots turn into ice crystals that fall to the ground. The shots curve upward. The blaster acts like a flamethrower and can be aimed up or down as the button is held, like the FireRobobot Armor. The blaster can be charged, releasing a waterball that goes farther with more charge. The blaster's shots bounce along the ground, like Beam's Robobot Mode.
Spin Cycle The spin creates ice crystals below it. As long as the button is held, the suit can fly freely. The spin creates a fire cyclone. Water droplets are scattered as the suit's arms spin. Lightning strikes the suit and releases a wave as it spins.
Spin Cycle Dash
Drillbit The drillbits release falling icicles. The drillbits loop-de-loop before continuing forward. The drillbits explode in a blaze on impact. The drillbits divebomb and release water droplets on impact. Lightning strikes the impact spots of the drillbits.
Driver Slam Crystallized ice is formed underneath the slam. The slam creates a tornado above it. A blazing explosion surrounds the suit during the slam. Water drops are scattered around the slam. Lightning strikes around the slam point.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Susie appears as an Advanced-class Support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When applied to a fighter, the fighter will have a Beam Sword equipped.

Etymology

In Japan, Susie's name is derived from the word digitsuuji in Japanese. This is meant as a reference to the Haltmann Works Company's use of technology as weaponry. Director Shinya Kumazaki wanted to choose a real woman's name as well. He found that the nickname Susie is frequently used outside of Japan, which coincided with the Haltmann Works Company being foreign to Planet Popstar. Other potential names included Beatrice and Melissa.[7]

Quotes

Heehee... I didn't expect to see a native inhabitant all the way out here... Excuse my manners. Let me introduce myself. My name is Susie, executive assistant of the Haltmann Works Company. Pleased to make your acquaintance. Just look at this planet. Clean air, fresh water... There is a wealth of natural resources to be found here. But all of you who live in this world take that wealth for granted. Regrettable, but at any rate... Our Mechanizing Occupation Program is now under way... and your people have unfortunately been identified as...obstacles. Our most sincere condolences, and I'm sorry you had to come all this way... but I'm afraid... you must be destroyed!
— Susie • Kirby: Planet Robobot
At any rate, I must say, how nice it is to see you again. I'm Susie, but I'm sure you remember me. Let me tell you a story. Not long ago, I met someone who impressed me very much. He was strong and full of confidence... A knight of the highest order. I was so impressed... I gave him a complete remodel! And I hired him as a company security guard. Heehee! I wonder what you'll make of him?
— Susie • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Oh, well hello there! We meet again. I'm sure you remember me. Susie? The charming secretary? Yes? Anyhow, I was quite surprised. ...When you reduced my Mecha Knight to scrap. ...Hmph. I guess the Mother Computer isn't perfect after all... Don't worry, though! This next one should quash your rebellion. He was created from the latest in nanogenetic technology. He's ruthless. He's driven. He's...a clone of royal proportions! Heehee! And it seems he has a long-standing grudge against you!
— Susie • Kirby: Planet Robobot
This is the Haltmann Works Company's head office. This is the heart of the company. And here you are, as if it was your own living room... You natives need to be taught manners!
— Susie • Kirby: Planet Robobot
You know, it's wonderful to work in a perfectly controlled environment. But that's something you'd never understand.
— Susie • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Improbable... No... Impossible! A machine made by the Mother Computer lost... Twice! I guess it's time to take matters into my own extremities!
— Susie • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Hee! How do I look? Like a cool corporate spy, don't you think? You probably have no idea what I'm saying... Whatever...
— Susie • Kirby: Planet Robobot
...This wasn't supposed to happen! No! I won't let it! All I wanted was to steal Star Dream! And teach the old man a lesson. Was that too much to ask? Look at this mess... I'm not going to stand here and be destroyed by some crazy machine!
— Susie • Kirby: Planet Robobot

Related Quotes

Executive assistant to the president of the Haltmann Works Company. While her job title is "secretary," she is the stakeholder of the ongoing invasion project.
— Vs. Susie • Kirby: Planet Robobot
As a child, Sue was involved in an accident during a Mother Computer experiment and went missing. Why has she joined the company after all this time? Her full name is Susanna Patrya Haltmann.
— Vs. Susie 2.0 • Kirby: Planet Robobot
"Why did I reactivate such a terrible machine? Oh, I remember--I wanted to see her just one last time. How foolish! I should have known that no machine could make such a dream come true."
— Vs. Star Dream Soul OS (Phase 3) • Kirby: Planet Robobot
The Executive Assistant for the Haltmann Works Company has to juggle a lot of responsibilities. Susie’s in charge of scheduling meetings, screening calls, and of course, leading the plan to completely mechanize Planet Popstar.
— Description • Play Nintendo
A mysterious woman working as the assistant to the president of the Haltmann Works Company. As the commander of the invading army, she's a force to be reckoned with.
— Instruction manual • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Executive assistant to the president of the Haltmann Works Company. While her job title is "secretary", she leads the ongoing invasion project.
— Vs. Susie (European) • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Susie went missing when she was a child, when an experiment with the Mother Computer went horribly wrong. Why has she joined the company after all this time? Her full name is Susanna Patrya Haltmann.
— Vs. Susie 2.0 (European) • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Modeled on a certain executive assistant's favorite armor. It forms blades of light using technology from beyond this dimension.
— Weapon Description • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Made of the previously unknown metal Haltonium. This sparkling headdress is filled with a certain someone's hopes.
— Armor Description • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
The exterminator will see you now! No mere secretary, Susie from Kirby: Planet Robobot is capable of corporate restructuring. She’s all business with her Business Suit on, so schedule a meeting and see what she can do!
— Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies
Cool and collected, Susie from Kirby: Planet Robobot is all business. Following in the footsteps of her employer, she uses science to advance her mission- mechanizing new planets and peoples.
— Guest Star Description • Kirby Star Allies

Trivia

Kirby 3DS Theme- Full Top-Screen
  • Susie is featured prominently on a Japan-exclusive Nintendo 3DS Theme.[8] The illustrations on the theme show what she does at various points in her day-to-day life. Her daily routine includes the following:
    • 9:00 a.m.: Susie holds a presentation for the Haltmann Works staff.
    • 11:00 a.m.: Susie works on her laptop.
    • 1:00 p.m.: Susie exercises on a treadmill.
    • 3:00 p.m.: Susie reports to President Haltmann.
    • 5:00 p.m.: Susie goes clothes shopping.
    • 8:00 p.m.: Susie sings "The Noble Haltmann."
  • Susie's face is pictured on the 50,000-Haltmann bill.
  • Excluding series staples like King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee, Susie is one of the few villains in the series to fight Kirby directly and still leave on peaceful terms when the story is over. Other examples of this are Shadow Kirby, the Squeaks, and Claycia.
  • Susie's Business Suit is based on two unused pieces of Robobot Armor concept artwork.[9]
  • On the Kirby 25th Anniversary Twitter account, Susie hosted many announcements regarding Kirby's Blowout Blast around the game's release. In 2018, Francisca took her place as a spokesperson, revealing information about Kirby Star Allies. One post reveals that Susie greatly dislikes that she was replaced.[10]
  • Susie appears alongside Ribbon in one of Stone's transformations in Kirby Star Allies.
  • A Greek-style statue with Susie's face can be created using the Artist ability.
  • Susie’s intro menu in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! is based on the box art of Kirby: Planet Robobot, only with the artwork expanded, Kirby, the Robobot Armor, and Meta Knight missing, and extra technological bits, including the logo of the Haltmann Works Company.
    • Unlike other Dream Friends’ intro menus, Susie’s Guest Star logo in her intro menu has been combined with the logo of the game she originates from. The logo has the Guest Star logo in the center with the technological ring from Kirby: Planet Robobot’s logo surrounding it.
  • In Kirby Star Allies on the title, file select, and menu screens, Susie can sometimes be seen chasing Meta Knight around before Dark Meta Knight shows up, in which whom she then chases after. This is a reference to when Susie mechanized Meta Knight into Mecha Knight in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
    • Also in Kirby Star Allies in the title, file select, and menu screens, Susie can sometimes be seen paired with Meta Knight and Kirby as they strike a pose. This is a reference to Kirby: Planet Robobot.

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References

  1. "Made of the previously unknown metal Haltonium. This sparkling headdress is filled with a certain someone's hopes." - Haltonium Helm description, Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
  2. Nintendo Everything
  3. Miiverse
  4. Japanese quote
  5. Miiverse
  6. Miiverse
  7. Nintendo Everything
  8. Diary of Asami
  9. Concept artwork
  10. Kirby 25th Anniversary Twitter