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New Kirby game reveals King Dedede’s secret

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What’s seen can not be unseen

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We all have embarrassing secrets we don’t want other people to know about. It’s possible that you were in a glam band in high school. Maybe you’re not a natural blonde. I’m not here to judge, but I am here to point out a shocking fact about King Dedede that he’d rather you not know.

Well, maybe it’s better if I don’t talk about it and just show you. Before we begin, you’re not going to be able to unsee this. Some doors can’t be closed once they’re opened.

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for King DeDeDe’s bald head in Kirby Star Allies.]

This shouldn’t be that shocking, he’s a penguin. Penguins aren’t exactly known for their flowing golden locks. Most of them, anyway.

Kirby has strong feelings about this, of course.

Knowing that he’s bald is empowering, however, because now we know that he could put anything on that majestic pate. He’s steamed hams, but it’s King Dedede.

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No haircut is safe.

Oh hi, Kirby.

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He could be whatever you want him to be.

You can make your own!

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This is very hard-hitting journalism, and now when my parents ask what I do for a living, I can very honestly say that I regret things.

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