So Cackletta is actually...*SPOILERS*

#1HeroicSomaCruzPosted 5/18/2013 4:04:37 PM(edited)
a wraith. The part when Fawful absorbs her essence before storing her soul into Bowser indicates this. She has no true body because it's actually a soul. The body takes her form as well, so for all we know, Cackletta may have possessed a Bean person and thus, gave her the form we recognize her as the most. Also, this is a Japanese trope.

In Ninja Gaiden, Doku's actual body is a samurai soul. He just inhabits a suit of armor at first.
#2ELQUEMANDA4Posted 5/24/2013 9:28:14 AM
It could well be.
- So the cake represents Kirby's free-will and courage?
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