Bandana Waddle Dee, otherwise known as Bandana Dee or simply Waddle Dee, is a Waddle Dee who wears a blue bandana first seen in Kirby Super Star. He went from being an insignificant, unimportant character in his first appearances to being a prominent character that has appeared in every Kirby game to date since Kirby Mass Attack in 2011. In his debut, he only made a brief appearance in Megaton Punch, though the remake extends this appearance to Revenge of the King and takes over the role of Arena Waddle Dee. He most often acts as King Dedede's sidekick. He wields a spear as his weapon. He is one of the few Waddle Dees depicted to be on par with Kirby in terms of skill and strength.
Powers and Stats
Name: Bandana Waddle Dee, Waddle Dee, or Bandana Dee
Classification: Waddle Dee
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Pseudo-Flight, Spear mastery, hovering by spinning spear, multi-spear attack, spear-shaped beams, Parasol mastery, His Parasol gives him Forcefield Creation & some forms of Water Manipulation, Transformation (Can imitate Kirby's transformations), Can turn into a small ball of intangible energy, 4th Wall Awareness, Empathic Manipulation (Can turn enemies into allies. Able to overwrite Void Termina's effects on allies), Power Bestowal (Turning enemies into allies gives them that exact same power), Cloth Manipulation, Toon Force, Can recover from being flattened, Statistics Amplification (With Power-Up Hearts, which increase strength, health or speed of all allies at once), Healing (With Maxim Tomato, various food items and health Power-Up Hearts, which heals all vitality), Invulnerability with the Invincible Candy
Attack Potency: Multi-Solar System level (When he started off as just fodder, he made a crack visible from space on planet Popstar, and with enough experience he became powerful enough to overpower the hands of Dark Crafter, who is superior to Claycia, who fought evenly with Kirby. Won Dedede's Cake Royale alongside Kirby.)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Multi Solar System Class
Durability: Multi-Solar System level (Can take multiple hits from Meta Knight and the Kirbys created by the Kirby Printer, which have been described on multiple occasions to be at least equal to the real Kirby, and were able to harm Meta Knight)
Stamina: Very high (Never shown to be tired until he's defeated. Usually on par with Kirby)
Range: Extended melee range with his spears, longer with transformations.
Standard Equipment: Magical spears he can create out of nothing, a Parasol, Maxim Tomatoes, Invincibility Candy
Intelligence: At least Above Average (A master spear wielder and an experienced combatant who has gone toe to toe with Kirby on multiple occasions, surviving all of his fights with the pink powerhouse. Waddle Dees are capable of disassembling a robot fairly quickly)
Weaknesses: None notable.
- Transformations: His transformations include summoning a cannonball-blasting bazooka from nothing, which has a super attack which briefly turns his weapon into a machine gun, and a torpedo-firing submarine. If you pay attention to the Yellow Submarine Dee in this clip, you will notice that the transformation also comes with a super attack that allows him to fire a mega-sized torpedo. He also can transform his spear into a latch and use it to climb up rope.