Discerning fans of the series will remember that Kirby arrived on the scene white as a ghost in 1992’s Kirby’s Dream Land. The decision to have him appear as such was due to the hardware limitations of the Game Boy back in the day, when colors on the hand-held console were simply black and white. (But, really, they were green and black due to the Game Boy’s tinted screen.) Series creator Masahiro Sakurai was determined to separate his character from others on Nintendo consoles, so he changed Kirby’s color to pink in later iterations. Fun fact: Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario among other Nintendo characters, wanted Kirby to be yellow.