Bomber (ボンバー, Bomber) is an enemy from the Kirby series.
Bombers debuted as enemies in Kirby's Adventure and have appeared in most Kirby games since. They are often found near ledges that they promptly fall off of, detonating on impact with the ground or Kirby with a large explosion. When inhaled, it gives Kirby the exclusive Crash ability, which defeats all onscreen enemies instantly and and also deals large damage to bosses.
Bomber appears as a trophy in Brawl, as one of the random trophies for the player to collect.
Bomber reappears as a trophy in Smash 4, exclusively in the 3DS version.
Bomber appears as an item. It spawns walking around, similarly to a Bob-omb. If left alone for long enough, or it walks off an edge and falls onto a surface below, it detonates in a huge, powerful explosion that slows down time just beforehand. Unlike in its original Kirby appearance, it may choose to turn around upon reaching an edge.
The Bomber can also be used as a held item. When picked up, the user will lift it above their head for several seconds, much like the Special Flag. Eventually, this will slow down time before the Bomber detonates, resulting in a massive explosion around the user that deals heavy damage and knockback to any nearby opponents; this does not harm the user. However, if held and left unused, the Bomber will eventually detonate after a set timer, which can harm the user as well. If the Bomber is left to its own devices and reaches a ledge, it will behave like in its home series and drop from it, detonating on impact with the nearest surface below. The explosion deals more damage if the victim is closer to its center. Unlike other standard explosions, the Bomber's explosions cannot be absorbed.
Bomber also appears as an Advanced-class support spirit.
In addition to the above, equipping the Electrode, Crash Man, or Subspace Bomb support spirits will give the player a Bomber at a start of their stock.
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