|This article contains information that does not coincide with the main series canon.|
|This article is about the monster in the anime. For the regular enemy in the games, see Whippy (enemy).|
|— Whippy • Kirby: Right Back at Ya! (Japanese version only)|
Whippy is a monster who appears in the Kirby: Right Back at Ya! episode Cowardly Creature. He is perhaps one of Nightmare Enterprises' most important monsters, as he is the leader of the Training Clowns.
Whippy is a crazed circus clown that juggles knives, spiked balls, and regular juggling balls. He wears a striped suit adorned with a frilly, ruffled collar, pointed shoes, and a spotted red party hat. He has curly green hair and has face paint similar to Perot. He carries a blue whip wherever he goes and brandishes it as a weapon, usually against the other monsters he trains. He also has a maniacal laugh and screeches his own name.
Whippy, along with the other clowns at N.M.E., is the monster that trains the newer monsters, such as Poppy Bros. Jr. and Mr. Frosty. Whippy is seemingly the ring leader of the training school, and oversees the others. When Phan Phan escapes from Nightmare Enterprises, King Dedede orders Whippy to take care of it. Both the king and Whippy head to the lake where Phan Phan, Kirby, and his friends are. Whippy pops up and grabs Phan Phan by the trunk with his whip, then reels him in and starts electrocuting him. Kirby runs up to help his elephant friend only to get repelled. After Whippy stops shocking him, Kirby approaches Phan Phan. Phan Phan knocks him away and Whippy jumps on top of him, ordering him to chase Kirby. During the chase, Whippy maniacally juggles atop Phan Phan's head. When he finally corners him, Whippy throws spiked balls onto Phan Phan's trunk. The balls enlarged and get thrown. Kirby finally inhales one of them and becomes Throw Kirby. Throw Kirby gets a hold of Whippy and starts bashing him against the tree in the center of town. Kirby uses his Tornado Throw attack and throws Whippy into space. Whippy is destroyed when he gets sucked into a black hole in space.
Powers and Abilities
Whippy is a monster instructor at N.M.E. who trains the newly-creared monsters. To do so, he brandishes a whip which delivers a powerful electric shock that can turn even the friendliest of monsters into violent ones.
|“||Now that's my kind of clownin' around! Wonder if that guy does birthday parties?”|
|— King Dedede • Cowardly Creature|
|“||He's a juggler who goes right for the jugular!”|
|— Escargoon • Cowardly Creature|
- Whippy is one of the few monsters that did not explode upon to defeat, similar to Honker Stomper, Popon and few others.
- Whippy seemed to be the basis for one of the enemies in the cancelled game Kirby GCN. One of the enemies seen in the launch trailer was a clown riding on a circus ball that bestowed the Bomb ability. As seen in concept art, these clowns bear a resemblance to Whippy.
- Whippy is the third monster defeated by being hurled into outer space. The other two are Popon and Red Viper who were both defeated by being hurled into the sun.