Chapter 13 (Flashback)
They are inspired by N-Z, a enemy from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
N-Zs look much like they do in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards with that they look like dark grey balls with pointy cat-like ears, and white feet that are shaped like shoes. However, they have sunken in lavender eyes with slitted pupils much like other Dark Matters and they have a mouth filled with razor-sharp teeth. With their mouth closed, two fangs are visible.
Originally, they were going to look like much like they did in Kirby 64.
N-Zs behave very similar to a feral wildcat, they usually growl and snarl before they attack while showing their teeth as they do so to make themselves appear very threatening. Much like their fellow Dark Matter, they are usually very aggressive and they don't hesitate to attack other beings when the opportunity is there though they prefer to attack instead of possessing.
When attacking other beings, N-Zs usually maul them with their sharp teeth.
Kirby: Behind the Scenes 3: Chronicles of DarknessEdit
A single N-Z marked the species' debut in the series in Chapter 13 during Gerold's retelling of the Dark Matter Cataclysm.
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Major Members: Dark Matter Knight - Miracle Matter - Dark Nebula - Dark Mind - Dark Crafter - Zada †
Dark Matter Creatures: Mariel - Nidoo - N-Z - Minion Matter - Armomatter
Hybrids: Dark Sphere Doomer