King Dedede is an obese penguin. He commands a few enemies in Dream Land, such as Waddle Dees and Waddle Doos. King Dedede is a boss in many games from the Kirby Franchise created by Masahiro Sakurai. King Dedede is also a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
King Dedede is often pestered by Kirby, who breaks into his palace and steals his food. King Dedede is shown repeatedly to be an antagonist, but he is more of an anti-hero. King Dedede has teamed up with Kirby in the past to get rid of a greater evil. King Dedede can also inhale enemies like Kirby, but he cannot steal their powers. King Dedede sometimes wields a large hammer, and it is said that Kirby learned his Hammer ability from King Dedede.