Whispy Woods (ウイスピーウッズ, Uisupī Uzzu) is a recurring boss in the Kirby series, generally appearing as the first boss in many of the games. He is a large apple tree with three holes forming a face and a pointed, branch-like nose. He attacks by dropping large apples on Kirby, spitting puffs of air, and stabbing his roots up at Kirby. If Kirby doesn't have a copy ability, he must inhale the falling apples and spit them back at Whispy.
Whispy Woods hasn't made many appearances outside of the Kirby series, but within this juggernaut of a franchise he has appeared in 12 video games and even the anime. He's one of the most popular bosses in the series, albeit one of the easiest as well. Unfortunately there is not copy abilit from Whispy Woods, presumably because of its large size. Most of the time Whispy is the first, or one of the first bosses faught. King Golem from Kirby & the Amazing Mirror is the Mirror World counterpart of Whispy Woods.
Super Smash Bros.
Whispy Woods has appeared in every game in the Super Smash Bros. series, as a background character on the Dream Land and Green Greens stages. He interferes with the fighters by blowing them around with his mighty breath and in Green Greens dropping apples that fighters can use as throwing weapons. In Melee the player could collect a trophy of him.
The following is Whispy Woods' trophy description:
- A boss enemy from Kirby's Dream Land. Whispy Woods is a big tree that shoots whirlwinds at Kirby. It isn't the toughest enemy: all Kirby has to do is avoid the occasional whirlwind, suck in apples that fall down, and then shoot them back at the tree. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Whispy Woods is quite the blowhard.
On top of his default appearance, some games have included variations on the concept. In Kirby: Planet Robobot, he has been mechanized into Clanky Woods. He now has Drill Legs and can chase Kirby now instead of being stuck in ground.
There are also similar bosses in some games like in Flowery Woods from Kirby: Triple Deluxe and the late game boss, Yggy Woods from Kirby Star Allies. The extended family of Whispy Woods is fought regularly in Kirby Mass Attack.
- Whispy Woods makes a surprising appearance in the Club Nintendo comic Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland, where he tells Mario, of all people, to go to the Crab wizard.