Similar to Mamanti and the Blippers, this Mother's Day illustration from the official Kirby twitter implies that Nruff is the mother of Nelly, and by extension this also implies Nruff is female.
- Perhaps. In the article's current state, Nruff is referred to using masculine pronouns; this was probably an assumption in the early days of the wiki, and we do not seem to have any sources that support it (unless it is somewhere in the anime, which we haven't documented on this page besides the physical appearance). However, it does seem a little strange, as Nruff doesn't sound particularly feminine, compared to Nelly, but maybe that's just me. Iqskirby (talk) 18:46, May 12, 2019 (UTC)
I personally don't feel the femininity of the name should factor into it, especially since the game is originally Japanese, where there's different perceptions of what vibes certain names give off. Also it seems appearant that the illustration specifically depicts the KDL2 incarnation of Nruff, which appears to be distinct from the enemies from later games. I do have an idea of how to rewrite the article to reflect this, so I will try that. Kaialone (talk) 08:53, May 17, 2019 (UTC)