Funny thing about Robobot's bosses, I've gone through three worlds and the minibosses have been giving me more trouble. I've died to minibosses like twice but not to bosses once.
Oh, to be fair, 'Snaff, Pitch is about Kirby's size and rides on his head, so they could probably fit in the Robobot armor together. I assume what would happen in that case is nothing different because only Kirby's even piloting, though maybe if he stuffed Pitch into the glovebox the machine would gain tiny wings.
To be fair, rival doesn't mean bad guy. Gourmet Race would suggest they're rivals, but friendly rivals. He seems less like the rival from the Pokemon GSC games and more like one from, well, most of the later games: a friend who nevertheless wants to outdo Kirby. Also Kirby 64 kind of suggests there's little love lost there, with Dedede very begrudgingly helping Kirby at the start, though he's clearly more accepting of the team after that.
I didn't think you were supposed to mention Prainbow.
Its odd, I could have sworn that at some point one of your Dark Matter related questions had you linking to a forum thread wherein people had been translating the japenese text were discussing the character's motivations. A forum thread that had, over time, either been relocated or just terminated somehow.
I guess I'm just being ridiculous.
Either way, nice to have some official word to look at. I know it certainly changes my perspective of the character.
Great responses this session! I can feel a lot of thought were put into em.
I especially like the great length you went to translate the Japanese KDL2 source. I can definitely see Dark Matter as a cold anti-friends individual. Maybe his backstory relates to how Dream Land 2 (and 3, I guess) was all about friends? Just see the commercial...
Hmm, what if Mirror World Kirby isn't evil because... secretly the real Kirby is the evil one! dun dun dun~