Kid Kirby

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Kid Kirby is a cosmic net.hero created by Jameel al Khafiz.
Alter Ego: None
Aliases: The Kirbian
Primary Writer: Jameel al Khafiz
Status: Member of the LNH (Classic Team)
Usability: Usable With Permission


Kid Kirby's origins are unknown. A story he told Sing-Along Lass implied that he is an Earth human who gained the Power Kirby within recent history, but conversations with the ancient Windrider contradict this, and he sometimes refers to "mankind" as something he isn't part of. It is known, however, that he is not the first Kirbian.

He joined the LNH around the time of the Cry.Sig, to protect them from the coming of the Power Liefeld. In The Comics Connection, he saved Sing-Along Lass by imbuing her with a portion of his power, transforming her into his Herald. He took on the responsibility of training her to protect her from the cosmic beings who would take notice of a wielder of the Power Kirby.

Leading the LNH into battle against Dimwiticus, the Devourer of Dimension, he was put on trial for his intervention by a court of cosmic beings chaired by the Living Moderator, but was declared innocent, for he was fulfilling his responsibility as the wielder of the Power Kirby, who embody "the best of the good and the worst of the bad."

Not long after, Sing-Along Lass returned her power to him after she had become the cosmically-charged Carina, the Kirbian.

Kid Kirby continued to assist the LNH in many a cosmic battle, such as facing off against the minions of Barkseid and the invasion of OMAR. On September 11th, 2001, he (or a Kirbybot) saved one of the twin towers from falling, though this did not prevent the Dramatic imbalance caused by Real Life events intruding on the LNH. (See Limp-Asparagus Lad #55.)


Kid Kirby is aloof. He gets along well enough with his fellow LNHers, but believes that his cosmic station requires a certain distance to be maintained. He expects people to listen to him, and will not be ignored. Indignance comes easily to the Kirbian, who is prone to long speeches; he is very expressive. Silver Surfer without the angst is a good comparison. He is closest to his fellow scientists since they can keep up when he takes the conversation to a higher level.

Kid Kirby's relationship with Sing Along Lass, his herald, is like that of an uncle with a favorite niece. He is stern during training, but will (sometimes reluctantly) actually socialize alongside her at ceremonies and the like. Those who would harm Sing Along Lass do so at risk of incurring Kid Kirby's wrath, which is a terrible thing to behold.

His relationship with the non-cosmic races is that of an older brother who is there when absolutely needed but wants to see the younger sibling able to stand up for itself. His relationship with the Cosmos-class Entities varies. He is a peer to many, but most RACelestials ignore him.

Powers and Abilities

Kid Kirby is the wielder of the "Power Kirby", a cosmic energy from the "Kirby Zone". The Kirby Zone, strangely enough, resembles the classic Ditko dimension, complete with wild colors, tentacles and paths going off to infinity, floating rocks, and the everpresent eyeballs. The Power Kirby give the Kirbian the standard set of cosmic powers: flight, great strength and endurance, energy blasts, and cosmic senses. Kid Kirby channels his power through his Kirbian Armor, a marvel of technology that covers him completely and is never removed.

Kid Kirby is able to access the Kirby Zone for Kirbytech that can be built into a nearly endless assortment of technological items, but these items must be maintained by a source of the Power Kirby (Kid Kirby or his herald, Sing-Along Lass) or they return to the Kirby Zone. Because of this limitation, Kid Kirby uses mundane raw materials for items that need to last.

Kid Kirby can access the Power Kirby via "X-Element" to open Bang Paths[1], localized wormholes of variable diameter that can link two points of nearly any distance by a tube only a few dozen yards long maximum. This is an extreme drain on his energy reserves; thus, he uses the Bang Paths sparingly.


Kid Kirby's true appearance is known to only Sing Along Lass. All other appearances have been in his Kirbian armor, which resembles a seven-foot-plus Celestial with Kirbytech accessories. The whole assembly constantly changes appearance; look away and look back and it will look subtly different.


Sing-Along Lass was once his herald, and is still closely connected to him.

His alternate universe counterparts include Kid To-Be-Or-Not-To-Be of the Oddballverse.


Note on Appearances

Any apparent appearance by Kid Kirby may in fact be a KirbyBot, robots that Kid Kirby maintains that look exactly like him and can pass the most rigorous tests of identity. This allows him to be in multiple places at the same time, avoids continuity snarls, and renders Kid Kirby immune to retcon, since any retcon can itself be retconned as having happened to a KirbyBot.


  1. Originally, Kid Kirby used Boom Tubes, a straight use of the Fourth World concept on which they were based. However, starting with Lalo Martins in 58.5, writers switched over to Bang Paths, a parodic internet reference more in keeping with the nature of the LNH.