Bandana Waddle Dee, also called Bandana Dee or simply Waddle Dee, is a major character in the Kirby series. He made his debut in Kirby Super Star as an opponent in the Megaton Punch mini-game, before receiving a larger role in the game's remake. He is a spear wielding Waddle Dee, often seen in the company of King Dedede, suggesting that he is a very high ranking Waddle Dee. Although he is friends with King Dedede, he will often help Kirby when his boss is in danger by providing healing items. He made his playable debut in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, as one of the co-op mode characters alongside Kirby, King Dedede and Meta Knight.
Bandana Waddle Dee looks like any other Waddle Dee, but he wears a blue bandana. However, after Kirby Super Star Ultra, his skin is more orange than other Waddle Dees, as well as his feet being more yellow.
Revenge of the King
Bandana Waddle Dee is fought after Kirby defeats Mr. Tick-Tock, Grand Wheelie, Phan Phan, and twin Fire Lions. He can be considered as a joke due to his low HP. Even if Kirby inhales him, Bandana Dee still appears in the crowd when Kirby fights Masked Dedede, which consists of him only.
Bandana Waddle Dee appears as the first foe fought in Megaton Punch. Since he is the first foe, he is obviously the weakest. His punch goes only 167 metres.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Bandana Waddle Dee appears as a playable character. He is shown to be wielding a spear. He accompanies Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight in the multiplayer mode. He has the same moves as Spear Kirby. Spear is an ability new to the Kirby series in this game, so Waddle Dee is the only multiplayer character, besides a different colored Kirby, that can have a new ability.
Kirby Triple Deluxe
In Kirby Triple Deluxe, Bandanna Waddle Dee appears in several stages, assisting Kirby by giving him varying recovery items. If the player has Street Pass active and they come across someone else with the game, Bandanna Waddle Dee will give Kirby a keychain along with the usual recovery item.
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Bandana Waddle Dee returns in the game Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. He makes his first appearance in the intro, attempting to warn Kirby that the colour is draining. Unfortunately, Kirby is too focused on eating his apple, and they are drained, but Elline makes her way to Dream Land, whereupon she restores their colour with her powers and recruits their help.
In the game itself, Bandana Waddle Dee is the multiplayer character. Players 2- 4 can play as him and the game function as normal platforming characters. He can help out Kirby either by picking him up or taking care of hazards. He also appears in Elline's secret diary, having had his form warped into a submarine.
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Bandana Waddle Dee has the same role as he had in Kirby Triple Deluxe.
In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Bandana Waddle Dee sits on a tree and harvests Gem Apples, and gives advice to Kirby.
Kirby Star Allies
In Kirby Star Allies, Bandana Waddle Dee is a Dream Friend unlocked from the beginning of the story, retaining much of his moveset from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. You are able to summon him from the Dream Palaces across the game. He is also playable in the "Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!" mode (his route being The Legend of Dee) and in The Ultimate Choice.
- In Kirby Star Allies, Bandana Waddle Dee's moveset is based off of his Return to Dremland moveset (which is the Spear Ability). However, Spear is not able to be obtained in Star Allies, meaning Bandana Waddle Dee is the only character with the Spear ability.
|Super Star||Biospark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Bonkers • Bugzzy • Burnin' Leo • Capsule J/2 • Chilly • Gim • Knuckle Joe • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plasma Wisp • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Rocky • Simirror • Sir Kibble • Starship • Tac • Waddle Doo • Wheelie • Sword Knight (Ultra only)|
|Star Allies||Beetley • Broom Hatter • Chef Kawasaki • Como • Driblee • Jammerjab • NESP • Plugg • Vividria • Wester • Bandana Waddle Dee • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Marx • Rick/Kine/Coo • Gooey • Daroach • Dark Meta Knight • Adeleine and Ribbon • Magolor • Taranza • Susie|