when i first played through this game, i didnt really notice anything about it that could relate back to popstar. the only thing i noticed was prince fluff and his resemblance to kirby.
now, playing through it again with a much more planned and slow playthrough, wow there was a ton of things i missed that relate back to popstar and prince fluffs history. holy god damn there is a lot. not as much as halacandra has, but a lot.
id like to start off with the cave drawings in cave based levels like mole hole and cool cave.
first off, in mole hole, when you clear out all the cotton in certain parts of the level, you see these hieroglyphics of a prince fluff looking figure. he has no crown though. in fact, he didnt even look like a prince. he looked more like a pheasant farmer boy who knew how to get food at a quick pace. after finding them, i went straight to kirby wiki. it said and i quote, ” the character is brainstorming some kind of food” and “Other cave drawings show him and his people harvesting vegetables, boiling them in a pot, and rejoicing over their creation”
i of course, interpreted it differently. i saw it as the young non prince fluff gathering food for the people in the kingdom he lived in, and showing them how to harvest the food and make it into something delicious (since he was helping them make it in most of the cave drawings). i thought thats was his backstory on how he rose to become patchlands prince. from saving them from starvation. but comparing what i thought to the wiki, im probably wrong.
also, prince fluff is a PRINCE. not a KING. thus proving that i could also be wrong. but no identities where given to the king and queen of patchland. if anything…
…well you will never guess what i just came up with while typing that.
darkmatter is a being that can control and transform someones soul to do at their command; sometimes until they die. even carrying control to the beings undead form. appearance can change drastically, and is always permanent unless expelled with a overwhelming amount of star power.
i got a marvelous headcanon once from a ask blog that yin-yarn knitting needles where givin to him by darkmatter to begin takeover of dreamland,but yin-yarn wanted to take over patchland first.
what am i getting at here? youll see.
fluff is a prince. likely making his parents the king and queen.
when yin-yarn got to dreamland, who did he take out first? THE ROYALTY. (kirby was a detour in his actual quest)
when yin-yarn got to dreamland, he already ripped apart patchland. and thats what he was going to do to to dreamland.but he had to take out the high ruling class first.
patchland you ask?
YIN-YARN ALREADY TOOK OUT PATCHLANDS ROYALTY.
why not prince fluff, you ask?
HE WAS JUST THE PRINCE. HE POSSESSED NO REAL THREAT TO YIN-YARNS TAKEOVER. HE DIDNT HAVE THE POWER HIS PARENTS HAD.
YIN-YARNS KNITTING NEEDLES; POSSESSED AND CONSUMED BY DARKMATTER.
KIRBYS PATCHLAND SPECIES IS WEAKER IN PATCHLAND AND NOT MADE BY STAR POWER. MAKING THEM EASIER TO POSSESS AND DEFEAT. EVEN WHEN DEAMLAND WAS RESTORED TO ITS NATURAL STATE, FLUFF REMAINED YARN.
FLUFF HELPED KIRBY GET THE MAGIC YARN BACK BECAUSE HE WAS LOOKING FOR HIS PARENTS. HE WENT WITH HIM IN HOPES OF FINDING THEM.
THIS GAME WASNT JUST ABOUT SAVING DREAMLAND AND FINDING THE MAGIC YARN,
IT WAS ABOUT PRINCE FLUFF FINDING HIS PARENTS.
i think i made my case.
and with that, ill type up the rest of this post some other time.