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The Top 7... Lovable blobs

3. Kirby

What is it?
A pink ball with little flipper wings and a vacuum-like mouth that swallows enemies whole, absorbing their powers in the process. 

Where did it come from?
Around 25 self-titled games, all for Nintendo systems, beginning with Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy, 1992). 

Why do we love it?
Kirby is, quite possibly, the cutest thing to ever be in a Nintendo game. He's so cute, in fact, that his expression on nearly every game box has to be changed to one of anger and determination, just to cut down on the saccharine quotient for the American market. From his perpetually happy smile to the way his cheeks get all fat when he sucks in air, everything about this little pink marshmallow is instantly endearing. Even his enemies are adorable - especially his archnemesis King Dedede, who looks like nothing so much as a cartoon penguin.

If you need your blobs to be badasses, however, note that Kirby dispatches his enemies in horrific ways, swallowing them whole and absorbing their weaponry - a tactic that has made him one of the most enduring stars of the Smash Bros. series. It is indisputably awesome to see a tiny little powder puff waddling around nightmarish worlds and blasting monsters with lasers, or swinging a sword that's twice as big as he is. Awwww. So wuvable.

He's also not really a "blob" per se, being more of a solid ball than an amorphous mass, but given that he was the first thing that popped into the head of everyone we mentioned this article to, it seemed dumb not to include him.



2. LocoRoco

What is it?
A colorful, jelly-like creature that can squish together with others to make one huge blob or split apart into smaller ones, depending on geological conditions. Also, it sings constantly, whether it's rolling down a hill, meeting new friends or being slowly devoured by shadow monsters. 

Where did it come from?
LocoRoco (PSP, 2006), LocoRoco Cocoreccho (PS3, 2007). 

Why do we love it?
The LocoRocos are unimaginably cute, but what endears them to us more than anything else is their infectious singing. Right off the bat, they hook you in with childlike voices and cheery folk-rock tunes, accentuated by wildly expressive faces that babble and chirp at each other in a made-up language. The tunes make the LocoRocos hugely fun to bounce around, and it would take a stone-faced, emotionally dead man to play it and not at least crack a smile. The LocoRocos are a joy to watch and a guaranteed cure for bouts of depression, so it's hard not to love them. Of course, they're small potatoes compared to the next entry...

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4 comments

  • Alipeewee - September 13, 2009 3:08 p.m.

    WAT WAT WAT WAT WAT Why on earth is Muk from Pokemon not on this list? He's a living blob of toxic waste.
  • fergfighter - April 15, 2009 6:03 p.m.

    yay second, first is for gayboys. i (L) kirby 4 life
  • Liamrules42 - April 17, 2009 6:38 p.m.

    u r both turds for showing off your amazing to type numbers and waste space, all the while making everyone else in the forum hate you, also, kirby is cool.
  • thatonekid1995 - December 23, 2008 10:04 p.m.

    Yay first.

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