Total Nerd All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked  

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Nintendo's fan-favorite pink puffball Kirby stands as one of the most popular video game characters of all time, and Kirby's best copy abilities have allowed him to switch up his look over the years. His soft, sweet, pink appearance should not fool you; he's a badass. He fights, he floats, and can copy the powers of his foes with a well-timed inhale. Kirby abilities span a wide range of powers, each more adorable and destructive than the next. From running defense with Freeze or fanning flames with Fire, Kirby copy abilities offer a solution for every obstacle. He can float with the Parasol, tear up the road as the Wheel, and scale walls like a Ninja. With all these fantastic powers, Kirby solidified himself as one of Nintendo's greatest characters.

So which are the best copy abilities in Kirby games? Outside of the character-specific enemy attacks he can inhale in the Super Smash Bros. series, 54 basic Kirby copy abilities exist over the course of Kirby's more than 20-year-long game legacy. Some are powerhouses, some are utilitarian, some just fall asleep. But all are instrumental in Kirby's tireless defense of Dreamland.

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Mirror is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Mirror Powers: Kirby confuses enemies with a bunch of mirror images that all kick ass together. 

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Hammer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Hammer Powers: When Kirby busts out the silly circus hammer, it's clobberin' time.

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Yo-Yo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Yo-Yo Powers: Kirby feels the need to wear a backwards cap when he uses the very versatile yo-yo.

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ESP is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
ESP Powers: Kirby uses psychic abilities to throw different kinds of projectiles at enemies or teleport around the screen. He wears a hat reminiscent of Ness, the protagonist from EarthBound.

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Sword is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Sword Powers: When Kirby wears the Link hat, he breaks out the sword-swinging action.

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Fighter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Fighter Powers: Kirby wears a red headband a la Ryu from Street Fighter while pucnhing and kicking his way to victory.

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U.F.O. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
U.F.O. Powers: The UFO Kirby can levitate and features four different kinds of attacks.

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Ninja is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Ninja Powers: Kirby throws lots of ninja star projectiles and is quick like a cat when using the rare Ninja ability.

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Archer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Archer Powers: Kirby sports a Tyrolean cap and gets aggressive. He shoots arrows that down foes from across the screen, depending on how long he charges up the bow.

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Beam is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Beam Powers: Kirby creates a small chain of light and electrifies any enemy in his path. This is the favorite ability of Kirby's creator, Masahiro Sakurai.

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Water is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Water Powers: Kirby wears a crown of splashing water, gliding around on waves and shooting his water gun.

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Beetle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Beetle Powers: Kirby sports a giant helmet and uses the horn on his head to run enemies through.

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Hypernova is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Hypernova Powers: When Kirby eats a miracle fruit, he goes berserk and can inhale huge objects that he couldn't stomach before.

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Spear is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Spear Powers: Kirby attacks bad guys by stabbing and tossing the spear, and can fly for a short time while twirling it above his head.

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Wheel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Wheel Powers: Kirby turns into a giant spinning wheel, crushing all enemies in his path and while remaining impervious to most attacks.

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Poison is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Poison Powers: Kirby attacks enemies with a corrosive liquid that bubbles out of his crown and can linger on the ground and cause damage to enemies that touch it

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Wing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Wing Powers: Kirby can attack his enemies with high-wire acrobatics and by throwing his plumage at foes.

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Tornado is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Tornado Powers: Kirby whips himself into a whirling dervish invincible to attacks and capable of whooping a whole lot of butt. 

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Ice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Ice Powers: Kirby can freeze enemies with his breath, and skate along the ground. He can also kick frozen enemies into other ones.

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Plasma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Plasma Powers: Kirby can make and store an electric charge that shoots green plasma blasts through walls.

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Spark is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Spark Powers: Kirby surrounds himself in a shower of electricity and shocks anyone that dares to come too close.

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Cutter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Cutter Powers: Kirby throws a boomerang blade at enemies while wearing that adorable yellow winged cap.

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Ghost is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Ghost Powers: When Kirby goes Ghost, he can control enemies and use their powers as his own. All while looking like Boo covered in a white sheet.

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Bell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Bell Powers: Kirby rocks two yellow hand bells to hit enemies on the head enemies and attack them with a sound shockwave.

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Fire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Fire Powers: When Kirby sets himself ablaze he can shoot fireballs at enemies and damage those nearby.

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Stone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Stone Powers: Stone may look like a defensive ability, but tell that to the guy that just got dropped on.

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Leaf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Leaf Powers: Kirby wears a crown of foliage and wields the power to to create and control leaves.

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Doctor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Doctor Powers: Kirby throws pills and clipboards at enemies, or squirts them with a rainbow from a syringe.

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Mike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Mike Powers: Kirby screams into a microphone, destroying all enemies on screen.

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Cook is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Cook Powers: Kirby gathers all enemies on screen and turns them into health by cooking them.

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Jet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Jet Powers: When Kirby dons his cap and goggles, he zips around wearing a winged jetpack.

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Paint is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Paint Powers: Kirby splats the screen with paint, doing heavy damage to the enemy.

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Parasol is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Parasol Powers: Kirby uses his red and white parasol to attack enemies, protect his head, and fall slowly and safely from high ledges.

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Bomb is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Bomb Powers: Kirby throws big black bombs and rolls them towards enemies like bowling balls.

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Magic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Magic Powers: This is a very rare ability that uses magic tricks to attack enemies. Whether it's a slicing deck of cards or an angry flock of doves, Kirby has plenty of tricks up his sleeve.

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Whip is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Whip Powers: When Kirby dons his silly cowboy hat, he works a whip to grab items and enemies, doing serious damage. 

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Suplex is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Suplex Powers: Suplex is rare and can only be obtained by specific mini boss enemies. Kirby speeds into his enemy, grabs them, and pile drives them into the ground. 

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Animal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Animal Powers: Kirby dons a wolf pelt and can dig through dirt, sand, and snow. He can also cut ropes, tall grass, and chains.

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Missile is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Missile Powers: Kirby turns into a giant missile and rains justice down on his foes with an explosive attack.

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Laser is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Laser Powers: Kirby can fire lasers out of his neato techy visor.

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Clean is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Clean Powers: Kirby attacks enemies with brooms, plungers, and dusters while wearing a yellow bandana on his head.

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Crash Powers: Kirby unleashes a massive surge of energy, destroying all enemies on screen.

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Needle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Needle Powers: Kirby covers his body in spikes for this defensive ability, but can also use it to traverse walls.

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Bubble is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Bubble Powers: Kirby attacks enemies with a soapy stunning bubble attack, which turns enemies into ability bubbles as well.

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Circus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Circus Powers: When Kirby wears the big top tent on his head, he attacks enemies with balloon animals and bowling pins, while bouncing around on trampolines.

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Throw is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Throw Powers: Kirby inhales bad guys and throws them at other enemies, most of whom go down without a fight.

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Hi-Jump is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Hi-Jump Powers: Kirby puts on his red and blue cape before hi-jumping and going full-on projectile into enemy hordes.

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Cupid is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Cupid Powers: Kirby gets wings, a halo, and a bow that shoots heart-shaped arrows.

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Freeze is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Freeze Powers: Kirby surrounds himself in a chilly blast that freezes nearby enemies into cubes that can be kicked at other baddies.

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Burning is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All The Kirby Copy Abilities, Ranked
Burning Powers: Kirby attacks nearby enemies at a high rate of speed in a ball of hot fury.