Bandana Waddle Dee, known simply as Waddle Dee prior to Kirby: Triple Deluxe, is a recurring deuteragonist and major supporting character in the Kirby series. As his name implies, he is a Waddle Dee wearing a blue bandana on his head. His weapon of choice is usually a spear, but sometimes he wields a parasol. Originally shown to be King Dedede's most loyal subject, he is now shown to be Kirby's closest friend and sometimes even assists him in battling the king. Bandana Waddle Dee debuted in Kirby Super Star as the first opponent in Megaton Punch. His first major role was in Kirby Super Star Ultra, as the secondary antagonist of Revenge of the King. After this, he appeared as one of the four playable protagonists of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and has starred in nearly every game in the Kirby series since. Additionally, a similar Waddle Dee character appeared as a supporting character in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. While several hints have been made that might suggest the two are the same character, this has not been confirmed.