Whispy Woods is a recurring boss in the Kirby series. The forest king first appeared in Kirby's Dream Land and is a giant apple tree with a face and a branch-like nose. He attacks by making apples fall on Kirby, blowing air puffs, and occasionally shooting his roots out in some games. The only ways to counterattack without a Copy Ability is to inhale apples and shoot them back at him. Besides apples, Whispy can also attack with his breath. In early games this was seen as him shooting puffs of air similar to the ones Kirby produces, but now he is able to breathe out mini-cyclones. Whispy evidently isn't the only tree of his kind, a fact explored in in several games following his debut, most heavily in Kirby Mass Attack where similarly-named sentient trees such as Tower Woods, Wobbly Woods, and Floaty Woods appear. In other games, similar trees like Whispy Woods Jr., Twiggy Woods, and Twin Woods make appearances, and in the anime Whispy is shown to be old friends with another talking tree named Acore. Some of the most recent games have also featured other tree bosses alongside or in place of Whispy Woods, namely Flowery Woods from Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Clanky Woods from Kirby: Planet Robobot, Yggy Woods and Parallel Woods both from Kirby Star Allies, and Tropic Woods from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.