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Nightmare in Dreamland by BLARGEN69 Nightmare in Dreamland by BLARGEN69
Nightmare is one of my favorite Kirby bosses and his fight one of my absolute favorites in the entire NES Library!

The whole subversive nature behind the ending of Kirby's Adventure is fun enough to begin with, and the reveal that Dedede was the good guy was just a fun twist! The entire reveal of Nightmare itself to follow just seemed crazy too as a kid, and strangely fitting? You can't pick a better enemy for the series or Dreamland itself than an embodiment of Nightmares. The only boss I ever liked more was Dark Mind, and I don't think it's coincidence that he seems to be the Mirror World's equal of Nightmare himself.
Mirror's Edge by BLARGEN69
The Nightmare fight started so many long-standing traditions of Kirby end bosses too, especially the idea of them being creepy buggers that seem out of place in the game they're in, but to me I don't think the design of Nightmare's ever been matched when it comes to that! He's creepy and unsettling amongst the other designs in his game of origin yet oddly fits, I think it's because he retains a goofy and funny looking design because of his cool shades and funny faces he makes. Whatever it may be, he's so fun! And Kirby's Adventure will always be one of my favorites.
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I'm very happy! This is the first time I think I have ever liked the way I drew Kirby, I've always had a lot of trouble with him. He's oddly more difficult to get right than one might realize, his simplicity can be a trap. I wanna draw him more though now, so if there's any suggestions for possible Kirby art you would like to see from me I'm open to it! Leave a comment below~

And on the subject of Nightmares, I have a special drawing and little announcement coming up on Tuesday.. But it might not be what you think!

Watch the

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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018
The Nightmare is one of my favorite Kirby villains too. Great depiction of the final battle with him. I like how his cloak serves as a boarder for the image.
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rubyrouge649 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the final scenes of 'Nightmare in Dreamland' too. I agree with what you say. :)
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Darkking55 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
An impressive looking opponent! However, pretty easy to beat.
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LudedWolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Nice!!!!!!
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Verkins Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017   Digital Artist
Really love how you drew this memorial boss fight in Kirby's Adventure, awesome job! :D
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017   General Artist
Thank you so much, I'm glad you like it!! He's a boss that I wish received more fan-art!~
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Verkins Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017   Digital Artist
Your welcome! Same here. :)
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dalittlewagh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I have never played Kirby, but this boss is pretty cool.
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017   General Artist
He's probably the best design the series ever got, he just looks like a sleazy old man and kind of makes him more uncomfortable! When he opens his cape he looks like some sort of public flasher he feels so out of place XD
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dalittlewagh Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Huh, a flasher would be a unique boss for a video game though, he could blind you with his attacks or something
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Simply-Lewdicrous Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best Kirby bosses!!...all while being one of the most annoying assist trophies
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017   General Artist
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that!!! Oh gosh, I have played hundreds of hours of Smash 4 and that Assist almost never appears! XD
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Simply-Lewdicrous Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You lucked out because I swear I get nightmare, resetti and the nintendog at least once per sitting haha
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davelovergirlsonic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it!!!😍😍😍
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Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Wow this is amazing.
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool piece depicting an awesome boss fight!
As a late NES release, it really pushed the NES's limits to the point where I forgot it was on NES lol
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BonbonBox Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you drew Kirby so much here, he's so cute! And the whole thing looks really cool!! 
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kuprite Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017   Digital Artist
I loved this game as a kid but never ended up winning it, now I feel like I gotta go back in to finish it ><
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2017   General Artist
You really out to revisit it sometime when you can, it's a short sit these days but still so fun and probably the prettiest game the NES ever produced! And that ending's really something else, Kirby's the villain! XD
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kuprite Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017   Digital Artist
I always knew there was something sinister behind that little pink face
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MadKoopas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kirby Kirby Kirby's the one!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017   General Artist
DANG IT now it's in my head, stop!!!

I swear every anime dub's openings should just be jazz or big band stuff like that, it improves everything.

RIGHT BACK ATCHA... YEA~
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MadKoopas Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahahaha
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KidKaiserX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kirby's Adventure or Nightmare in Dreamland are one of my favorite kirby games, I love its music, and Nightmare looks so intimidating that he returns as the antagonist of the Anime, Right back at ya
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Twinke-and-Zone-Co Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/k… I have to give mine to this scary fella.  I've never felt more "in the mind" of the boss than seeing the giant Kirby ship's reflection in its eyes, I felt true malice coming from it before it proceeded to rock my world.

Had you posted this wonderful piece earlier, I'd have been in full agreement with you, but I gotta give it to Star Dream here. ;u;
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Twinke-and-Zone-Co Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
AND ALSO I SEE YOU THERE WITH THE AMAZING MIRROR LOVE!  BRING IT IN! la in love  Huggle! 
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Sataen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Kirby bosses give me life 
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017   General Artist
SAME BRO

Especially this dude, I feel like if this weirdo never came around we might never have gotten the tradition of creepy looking ****s and disturbed bleeding eye balls and such.  Who is your favorite boss?!?!? I really love Gobbler from Amazing Mirror... i.ytimg.com/vi/m1PbS6elZ2c/max…
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Sataen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
HE HAS A LITTLE FLOATIE

While Marx's theme really stuck with me the most, 02's design is really favorable! He's kind of like the giygas of kirby. Not as scarring as giygas LMAO, but the creepy design is pretty unexpected considering the game itself is cute! 
Although I feel personally about the fights with metaknight. All I need to do is think of him and I can already hear the spanish guitar playing lmaooo 

I watched the anime much more than I played the games :C
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KidKaiserX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think my favorite boss in the Kirby games is Whispy Woods, he is a very simple boss, easy to fight, but at the same time, He always appears in some form of fashion either as a new way to fight him, such as his Mechanized Counterpart, Clanky Woods from Planet Robobot, But either way, Final Boss wise, I think its in between 02 or Magolor
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