Rock on, blob
Again I must espouse the greatness of Kirby Star Allies. I’m working on my third playthrough now after running the extra arena mode multiple times, and I think I’m already planning my fourth based on all of the free character DLC on the way.
Rick, Kine, Coo, and even Marx are on the way, as well as Gooey — the insane blob that was introduced in Kirby’s Dream Land 2, but really shined in Dream Land 3 as his own character. Most of his abilities are based on this tongue, and although he can’t use the copy ability he could in the past, he does sport parasol, fire, and stone as a callback.
All five characters will be making their way into the game soon as Dream Friends by way of an update.