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Tropes pertaining to the many Nintendo characters (and others) as they appear in Brawl in the Family.

Main Characters


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A happy, adventurous, and voracious little puffball from the game series of the same name. Sort of the unofficial protagonist of the comic. He sees just about every other character as his friend or snack.

His personality remains practically the same as the anime's rendition, however Kirby has gained the ability to talk and fails to eat as much (after the first 50 comics or so, at least).

  • Adorkable: Sometimes in the comics that show him and Jigglypuff together. "Table Etiquette" is a good example.
  • Big Brother Instinct / The Chessmaster: Got Meta Knight banned for the sole sake of keeping Dedede safe.
  • Cheerful Child: A male variation, if you interpret Kirby as a child.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Occasionally. For example, during the "A Mushroom Kingdom Carol" arc:

 Mario: Gee, there sure are some ugly people here.

Kirby: Uh, this is the present. People can still hear you.

King Dedede

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The self-proclaimed ruler of Dreamland and Kirby's rival. He always wants to "get" or otherwise inconvenience Kirby or someone else. This rarely works for him.

Dedede keeps the Jerkass personality from the anime, however here he comes off as close friends to Meta Knight, Kirby, and Adeleine; a Call Back to Crystal Shards, where the last two were partners. A 10-Part comic, Cocoon Academy, reveals that he and Meta Knight were friends when they were children, which explains why Meta Knight never did anything to stop Dedede.

Meta Knight

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A mysterious figure with a mask and a cape who tries to keep to himself whenever he's not harassed by his friends. Or rather people who think of him as one of their friends.

He has little patience for jokes here, and he doesn't actually want to have friends. However, forcefully, he's become friends with the other main characters.

  • Badass: Unsurprising, considering who he is.
  • The Comically Serious: As his profile states, he does not joke or fool around... much.
    • He does pull a prank on Dedede once or twice, showing that he definitely does have a sense of humour. He just doesn't use it much.
  • Covered with Scars: His face; from Dedede's "Gooey Bomb prank".
  • Deadpan Snarker: Rivals Dedede in this respect.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Pinky. Wasn't embarrassing at first, though.
  • Homeless Hero: For a knight whose best friend/ally has a castle, Meta Knight always sleeps in the woods.
  • No Name Given: Meta Knight is an alias. As is Pinky.
  • Only Sane Man: One of the most normal characters, though his cartoonish need for privacy doesn't put him completely in the territory of this trope.
  • The Smart Guy: In Return to Dreamland comics.
  • Start of Darkness: Sort of. When he turned blue after fighting Dark Matter.
  • Scars Are Forever: His blue complexion, as well as some unseen scars from a certain gooey bomb incident.
  • The Stoic
  • 24-Hour Armor: If you don't count him removing his mask when he sleeps.
  • The Un-Reveal: When he removes his mask. Up until the Cocoon Academy arc, that is.


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Kirby's female and human companion from Kirby 64. She likes to paint and hang out with Kirby and the others, and is one of the few who almost completely tolerates King Dedede.

  • Art Initiates Life
  • Ascended Extra: Considering her small role in the actual series...
  • Cheerful Child
  • Help, I'm Stuck!: Subverted in one set of comics; while Meta Knight and Dedede are glued to her canvas, she willingly sticks around, even if she isn't stuck to the Gooey Bomb herself.
  • Out of Focus: Hasn't appeared that much recently, partially due to a combination of less Kirby-centric comics and Jigglypuff getting more screentime. Lampshaded during the Dream Land arc, where due to not canonically appearing during the game, she's instead shown waiting at home for any word from Kirby and the others.
  • The Smurfette Principle: One of the few prominent female characters, and until recently she was the only female in the comic to get a profile.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Her optimism is how she's able to consider Dedede a friend, despite actually being aware of his tendencies (unlike Kirby, who's just oblivious).

Waddle Dee

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King Dedede's loyal servant, based on the Waddle Dee with a bandanna in Kirby Superstar Ultra.


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The hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, but with a bit of ego and a whole lot of Fridge Logic for his surroundings. Likely the character who gets the most attention in the comic, outside of the Kirby cast.

  • Badass Grandpa: At the end of the Mushroom Kingdom Carol arc.
  • Butt Monkey: It's not as often or as obvious as his brother, but he definitely counts.
  • Determinator: He's willing to save the princess at any cost, even if he has to relive his life six or seven times.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Played with. While he comes across as a nice guy overall, he still (mostly unknowingly) does mean things in the name of heroism.
  • The Hero
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: He has his moments.
  • He's Back: Near the end of the Mushroom Kingdom Carol arc.
  • Irony: Was a total nerd in school while Luigi was going out with Peach.
    • Yes, that implies LUIGI casted a shadow over Mario.
  • Stop Helping Me!: He's been described as helping others especially when they don't want him to.
  • Supporting Protagonist: The comic's primarily about Kirby, but Mario tends to have his own heroic things to do.
  • Took a Level In Badass: When he got the bright idea to spin Bowser as he breathes fire in order to kill more Dark Matter, winning Peach's affection. And Eario's affection. Then he took another level as an old man to defeat Bowser Junior.


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The brother of Mario who is equally Italian and good at jumping, but greener, thinner, taller, and less focused on.

  • Butt Monkey: It's a joke that he could exist for this sole reason. Even he knows it.
    • Though defied in one instance with a Lakitu dropping a Spiny Egg on Mario.
  • Garfunkel: To Mario's Simon.
  • Irony: See Mario's entry.


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Mario's arch nemesis, the giant King of the Koopas frequently kidnaps Princess Peach and subsequently has Mario hand his shell to him on a platter.


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A Pokemon who loves to sing, even though it puts people to sleep. She can be told apart from the average Jigglypuff by the flower in her hair. Kirby has a relationship with her.

  • Ambiguous Gender: It's technically supposed to be unknown what gender Jigglypuff is (despite Kirby's attraction), but it's heavily implied to be female.
  • Distaff Counterpart: The physical similarities between her and Kirby are said to be a possible reason they got together.
  • Flower in Her Hair
  • Satellite Character: She usually only appears because there needs to be a comic about her and Kirby showing affection for one another. She hasn't appeared otherwise.

Diddy Kong

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Donkey Kong's nephew and little buddy. He's one of Kirby's best friends and also his lawyer.


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Link is the main character of The Legend of Zelda series, and is usually in his Ocarina of Time incarnation (the adult version). He never speaks, but his facial expressions and Navi get the job done on that front.

Captain Falcon

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A racer from the F-Zero series of games. Based off his portrayal in Super Smash Bros, with the same tendency to announce his last name and whatever attack he's doing. Or any verb he's doing, for that matter.



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The hero(ine) of the Metroid games.

  • Action Girl
  • Crossover Ship: With Captain Falcon. Implied that Dedede has a crush on her too.
  • Megaton Punch: She and Captain Falcon deliver a synchronized one to an overly amorous Snake in the "Snake in the Grass" arc. Poor guy never stood a chance.
  • Only Sane Woman: Arguably one of the more normal characters in the comic.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Despite being the trope namer, it's actually averted here. She's seen out of her Power Suit frequently.


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The star of the Kid Icarus series. Made a few appearances in early comics, but the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising has boosted his role to a main character. When he’s not taking advantage of opportunities for adventure and challenge–he does love testing that Intensity Cauldron–he spends his free time kicking back and shooting the breeze with Lady Palutena.  


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Waluigi is a character from the Mario game spin-offs... only his BitF incarnation is far stranger.


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A janitor who cleans up the levels in the Mushroom Kingdom after Mario goes through them. He has a history of cleaning and being randomly attacked by the scenery. He worships Mario.

Other Characters

Kingsonnn Dededoo

A penguin who looks like Dedede and cleans clocks and teeth.

The Sun

Solid Snake

Princess Daisy

Matthew Taranto

The author and artist himself, inserted into his own comics. Seems to only appear in the occasional announcement comic.

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