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** Paintra being separated from her sister -- presumably [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse Drawcia]] or [[VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies Vividria]] -- at birth, and vowing revenge.

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** Paintra being separated from her sister -- presumably [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse Drawcia]] or [[VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies Vividria]] -- at birth, and vowing revenge.



* Kracko has a unique pause description in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'' that's found on Very Hard mode. It's written from his POV. What they had him say almost [[WhatMeasureIsAMook makes him sympathetic]] in a way, which could explain why he's such a WakeUpCallBoss in most of his appearances. [[SarcasmMode Good Job Hal Laboratories]], you've turned one of your franchise's most punchable bad guys into an officially canon {{Woobie}}.
--> ''“YOU...! Did you think I'd forget? The time [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure you smashed into me with your Hi-Jump]]! That time [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar I was betrayed by Helpers]]! Or when [[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad I was replaced by that mechanical cloud]]! I-I... Sniff... there's something in my eye...”''


** Paintra being separated from her sister -- presumably [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse Drawcia]], [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse Claycia]], or [[VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies Vividria]] -- at birth, and vowing revenge.

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** Paintra being separated from her sister -- presumably [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse Drawcia]], [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse Claycia]], Drawcia]] or [[VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies Vividria]] -- at birth, and vowing revenge.


* Kracko has a unique pause description in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'' that's found on Very Hard mode. It's written from his POV. What they had him say almost [[WhatMeasureIsAMook makes him sympathetic]] in a way, which could explain why he's such a WakeUpCallBoss in most of his appearances.

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* Kracko has a unique pause description in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'' that's found on Very Hard mode. It's written from his POV. What they had him say almost [[WhatMeasureIsAMook makes him sympathetic]] in a way, which could explain why he's such a WakeUpCallBoss in most of his appearances. [[SarcasmMode Good Job Hal Laboratories]], you've turned one of your franchise's most punchable bad guys into an officially canon {{Woobie}}.


** Paintra being separated from her sister -- presumably [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse Drawcia]] or [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse Claycia]] -- at birth, and vowing revenge.

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** Paintra being separated from her sister -- presumably [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse Drawcia]] or Drawcia]], [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse Claycia]] Claycia]], or [[VideoGame/KirbyStarAllies Vividria]] -- at birth, and vowing revenge.


** Queen Sectonia [[TragicVillain once being a good queen until her own vanity and the influence of the Dimension Mirror corrupted her]]. She's had many opportunities over the course of the game to turn good again, but has taken none.

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** Queen Sectonia [[TragicVillain once being a good queen until her own vanity and the influence of the Dimension Mirror corrupted her]]. She's had many opportunities over the course of the game to turn good again, but has taken none.



*** ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' manages to make that moment even worse. [[spoiler:Remember when Queen Sectonia calls Taranza an "ugly creature"? Her clone implies that she used to be the same species as him.]] [[KickTheDog Ow.]]

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*** And then they pull an entirely new knife out by having one of the statues in ''Star Allies'' portray Sectonia and Taranza, and making a point of using Sectonia ''before'' she was transformed.


** Paintra getting separated from her sister (presumably Drawcia) and vowing revenge
** [[BonusBoss Dark]] [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Meta]] [[EvilTwin Knight]] becoming a ronin who has been utterly consumed by vengeance after being sealed in the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]] for aeons
** Queen Sectonia [[TragicVillain once being a good queen until her own vanity corrupted her]]. She's had many chances over the course of the game to turn good again, but has taken none.
** The worst has to be the pause description for the FinalBoss, Soul of Sectonia, which explains some story. It tells of how there was one voice, presumably Taranza, constantly calling out to the Queen to try to help her, but she's rejected it at every turn, and now the voice is gone. It calls her a pitiable husk and pretty much tells you to [[MercyKill put her out of her misery]] (worded along the lines as her 'final beauty sleep'). [[FanPreferredCouple All of the Taranza × Sectonia pictures on the Internet]] do not help this situation.

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** Paintra getting being separated from her sister (presumably Drawcia) -- presumably [[VideoGame/KirbyCanvasCurse Drawcia]] or [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheRainbowCurse Claycia]] -- at birth, and vowing revenge
revenge.
** [[BonusBoss Dark]] [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Meta]] [[EvilTwin Knight]] becoming a ronin {{ronin}} who has been utterly consumed by vengeance and bloodlust after being sealed in inside the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]] for aeons
aeons.
** Queen Sectonia [[TragicVillain once being a good queen until her own vanity and the influence of the Dimension Mirror corrupted her]]. She's had many chances opportunities over the course of the game to turn good again, but has taken none.
** The worst has to be the pause description for the FinalBoss, Soul of Sectonia, which explains some story. It tells of how there was one voice, presumably Taranza, constantly calling out to the Queen to try to help her, but she's rejected it at every turn, and now the voice is gone. It calls her a pitiable husk and pretty much tells you to [[MercyKill put her out of her misery]] (worded -- worded along the lines as her 'final beauty sleep').sleep'. [[FanPreferredCouple All of the Taranza × Sectonia pictures on the Internet]] do not help this situation.


Like many games in the Kirby series, ''Kirby: Triple Deluxe'' has some [[SurpriseCreepy surprisingly dark elements]]. While much of it is told through FlavorText and WordOfGod rather than the main story, its sad content is still enough to warrant its own page from the rest of the series.

'''Unmarked spoilers below.'''
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** Paintra [[spoiler:getting separated from her sister (presumably Drawcia) and vowing revenge]]
** [[spoiler: [[BonusBoss Dark]] [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Meta]] [[EvilTwin Knight]] becoming a ronin who has been utterly consumed by vengeance after being sealed in the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]] for aeons]]
** [[spoiler: Queen Sectonia once being a good queen until her own vanity corrupted her. She's had many chances over the course of the game to turn good again, but has taken none.]]
** The worst has to be the pause description for the FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia]], which explains some story. [[spoiler:It tells of how there was one voice, presumably Taranza, constantly calling out to the Queen to try to help her, but she's rejected it at every turn, and now the voice is gone. It calls her a pitiable husk and pretty much tells you to [[MercyKill put her out of her misery]] (worded along the lines as her 'final beauty sleep'). [[FanPreferredCouple All of the Taranza × Sectonia pictures on the Internet]] do not help this situation.]]
*** The original Japanese text is even worse; [[spoiler:Sectonia has gone off the deep end, although she hears Taranza's voice calling for her. She keeps rejecting it because she doesn't recognize who she is or who her friends are anymore, and begs Kirby to kill her so her misery can end.]]
* [[spoiler:Taranza]] goes through [[TheWoobie a lot]].
** When [[spoiler:Sectonia blasts Taranza off the balcony]], you can practically ''feel'' the betrayal in his voice when he asks this question.
-->'''[[spoiler:Taranza]]:''' [[EtTuBrute Wh-Why...?]]

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** Paintra [[spoiler:getting getting separated from her sister (presumably Drawcia) and vowing revenge]]
revenge
** [[spoiler: [[BonusBoss Dark]] [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Meta]] [[EvilTwin Knight]] becoming a ronin who has been utterly consumed by vengeance after being sealed in the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]] for aeons]]
aeons
** [[spoiler: Queen Sectonia [[TragicVillain once being a good queen until her own vanity corrupted her. her]]. She's had many chances over the course of the game to turn good again, but has taken none.]]
none.
** The worst has to be the pause description for the FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Soul Soul of Sectonia]], Sectonia, which explains some story. [[spoiler:It It tells of how there was one voice, presumably Taranza, constantly calling out to the Queen to try to help her, but she's rejected it at every turn, and now the voice is gone. It calls her a pitiable husk and pretty much tells you to [[MercyKill put her out of her misery]] (worded along the lines as her 'final beauty sleep'). [[FanPreferredCouple All of the Taranza × Sectonia pictures on the Internet]] do not help this situation.]]
situation.
*** The original Japanese text is even worse; [[spoiler:Sectonia Sectonia has gone off the deep end, although she hears Taranza's voice calling for her. She keeps rejecting it because she doesn't recognize who she is or who her friends are anymore, and begs Kirby to kill her so her misery can end.]]
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* [[spoiler:Taranza]] Taranza goes through [[TheWoobie a lot]].
** When [[spoiler:Sectonia Sectonia blasts Taranza off the balcony]], balcony, you can practically ''feel'' the betrayal in his voice when he asks this question.
-->'''[[spoiler:Taranza]]:''' -->'''Taranza:''' [[EtTuBrute Wh-Why...?]]



** The backstory explains that [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia was once a kind ruler who was on pretty good terms with the People of the Sky, especially Taranza until she had her FaceHeelTurn. But even then, [[UndyingLoyalty Taranza still remained by her side]], [[MyMasterRightOrWrong following her every command even if it meant hurting the People of the Sky]]. It wasn't until [[YouHaveFailedMe Sectonia tried to kill him]] that he finally acknowledged the painful truth: that the Queen he once faithfully served was no longer the Queen he knew and was now a monster that threatened both worlds who had to be stopped. In other words, he had to help Kirby ''put down his best friend.'']] Take note that this all happens in a ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Kirby game]]!''
*** WordOfGod puts one last dagger in the coffin: [[spoiler:Taranza, although he didn't mean to, was the one responsible for Sectonia's corruption when he gave her the Dimension Mirror. Basically, Sectonia going crazy was all because of a gift he gave her that happened to contain a revenge-driven ronin.]]

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** The backstory explains that [[spoiler:Queen Queen Sectonia was once a kind ruler who was on pretty good terms with the People of the Sky, especially Taranza until she had her FaceHeelTurn. But even then, [[UndyingLoyalty Taranza still remained by her side]], [[MyMasterRightOrWrong following her every command even if it meant hurting the People of the Sky]]. It wasn't until [[YouHaveFailedMe Sectonia tried to kill him]] that he finally acknowledged the painful truth: that the Queen he once faithfully served was no longer the Queen he knew and was now a monster that threatened both worlds who had to be stopped. In other words, he had to help Kirby ''put down his best friend.'']] '' Take note that this all happens in a ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Kirby game]]!''
*** WordOfGod puts one last dagger in the coffin: [[spoiler:Taranza, Taranza, although he didn't mean to, was the one responsible for Sectonia's corruption when he gave her the Dimension Mirror. Basically, Sectonia going crazy was all because of a gift he gave her that happened to contain a revenge-driven ronin.]]


* Make sure you have a box of tissues handy when you read the pause menu descriptions in The Arena and The True Arena; you'll learn the heartwrenching stories of [[spoiler:Paintra getting separated from her sister (presumably Drawcia) and vowing revenge, [[BonusBoss Dark]] [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Meta]] [[EvilTwin Knight]] becoming a ronin who has been utterly consumed by vengeance after being sealed in the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]] for aeons, and the fact that Sectonia was once a good queen until her own vanity corrupted her. She's had many chances over the course of the game to turn good again, but has taken none.]]
** The worst has to be the pause description for [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia. It tells of how there was one voice, presumably Taranza, constantly calling out to the Queen to try to help her, but she's rejected it at every turn, and now the voice is gone. It calls her a pitiable husk and pretty much tells you to [[MercyKill put her out of her misery (worded along the lines as her 'final beauty sleep').]] [[FanPreferredCouple All of the Taranza x Sectonia pictures on the internet]] do not help this situation.]]
*** [[spoiler:The original Japanese text for Soul of Sectonia is even worse; Sectonia has gone off the deep end, and although she hears Taranza's voice calling for her, she keeps rejecting it because she doesn't recognize who she is or who her friends are anymore, and begs Kirby to kill her so her misery can end.]]
** It's also a TearJerker from Taranza's point of view. Think about it. [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia was once a kind ruler who was on pretty good terms with the People of the Sky, especially Taranza until she had her FaceHeelTurn. But even then, [[UndyingLoyalty Taranza still remained by her side]], [[MyMasterRightOrWrong following her every command even if it meant hurting the People of the Sky]]. It wasn't until [[YouHaveFailedMe Sectonia tried to kill him]] that he finally acknowledged the painful truth: that the Queen he once faithfully served was no longer the Queen he knew and was now a monster that threatened both worlds who had to be stopped. In other words, he had to help Kirby '''''put down his best friend.''''' Take note that this all happens in a '''''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Kirby]] [[DarkerAndEdgier game!]]''''' [[TheWoobie Someone give this guy a hug!]]]]
*** [[spoiler:When Sectonia blasts Taranza off the balcony]], you can practically ''feel'' the betrayal in his voice when he asks her this question.
-->'''Taranza:''' [[EtTuBrute Wh-Why...?]]
** WordOfGod puts one last dagger in the coffin: [[spoiler:Taranza, although he didn't mean to, was the one responsible for Sectonia's corruption when he gave her the Dimension Mirror. Basically, Sectonia going crazy was all because of a gift he gave her that happened to contain a revenge-driven ronin]].
** [[spoiler:''Planet Robobot'' manages to make that moment even worse. Remember when Queen Sectonia calls Taranza an "ugly creature"? Her clone implies that she used to be the same species as him.]] [[KickTheDog Ow.]]
* Kracko has a unique pause description in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'' that's found on Very Hard mode. It's written from his POV. What they had him say almost makes him sympathetic in a way, which could explain why he's such a WakeUpCallBoss in most of his appearances.
--> ''“YOU...! Did you think I'd forget? The time [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure you smashed into me with your Hi-Jump]]! That time [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar I was betrayed by Helpers]]! Or when [[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad I was replaced by that mechanical cloud]]! I-I... Sniff... there's something in my eye...”''

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* Make sure you have a box of tissues handy when you read the pause menu descriptions in The Arena and The True Arena; you'll learn the heartwrenching stories of [[spoiler:Paintra getting of:
** Paintra [[spoiler:getting
separated from her sister (presumably Drawcia) and vowing revenge, revenge]]
** [[spoiler:
[[BonusBoss Dark]] [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Meta]] [[EvilTwin Knight]] becoming a ronin who has been utterly consumed by vengeance after being sealed in the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]] for aeons, and the fact that aeons]]
** [[spoiler: Queen
Sectonia was once being a good queen until her own vanity corrupted her. She's had many chances over the course of the game to turn good again, but has taken none.]]
** The worst has to be the pause description for the FinalBoss, [[spoiler:Soul of Sectonia. It Sectonia]], which explains some story. [[spoiler:It tells of how there was one voice, presumably Taranza, constantly calling out to the Queen to try to help her, but she's rejected it at every turn, and now the voice is gone. It calls her a pitiable husk and pretty much tells you to [[MercyKill put her out of her misery misery]] (worded along the lines as her 'final beauty sleep').]] sleep'). [[FanPreferredCouple All of the Taranza x × Sectonia pictures on the internet]] Internet]] do not help this situation.]]
*** [[spoiler:The The original Japanese text for Soul of Sectonia is even worse; Sectonia [[spoiler:Sectonia has gone off the deep end, and although she hears Taranza's voice calling for her, she her. She keeps rejecting it because she doesn't recognize who she is or who her friends are anymore, and begs Kirby to kill her so her misery can end.]]
* [[spoiler:Taranza]] goes through [[TheWoobie a lot]].
** It's also a TearJerker from Taranza's point of view. Think about it. When [[spoiler:Sectonia blasts Taranza off the balcony]], you can practically ''feel'' the betrayal in his voice when he asks this question.
-->'''[[spoiler:Taranza]]:''' [[EtTuBrute Wh-Why...?]]
*** ''VideoGame/KirbyPlanetRobobot'' manages to make that moment even worse. [[spoiler:Remember when Queen Sectonia calls Taranza an "ugly creature"? Her clone implies that she used to be the same species as him.]] [[KickTheDog Ow.]]
** The backstory explains that
[[spoiler:Queen Sectonia was once a kind ruler who was on pretty good terms with the People of the Sky, especially Taranza until she had her FaceHeelTurn. But even then, [[UndyingLoyalty Taranza still remained by her side]], [[MyMasterRightOrWrong following her every command even if it meant hurting the People of the Sky]]. It wasn't until [[YouHaveFailedMe Sectonia tried to kill him]] that he finally acknowledged the painful truth: that the Queen he once faithfully served was no longer the Queen he knew and was now a monster that threatened both worlds who had to be stopped. In other words, he had to help Kirby '''''put ''put down his best friend.''''' '']] Take note that this all happens in a '''''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids Kirby]] [[DarkerAndEdgier game!]]''''' [[TheWoobie Someone give this guy a hug!]]]]
''[[DarkerAndEdgier Kirby game]]!''
*** [[spoiler:When Sectonia blasts Taranza off the balcony]], you can practically ''feel'' the betrayal in his voice when he asks her this question.
-->'''Taranza:''' [[EtTuBrute Wh-Why...?]]
**
WordOfGod puts one last dagger in the coffin: [[spoiler:Taranza, although he didn't mean to, was the one responsible for Sectonia's corruption when he gave her the Dimension Mirror. Basically, Sectonia going crazy was all because of a gift he gave her that happened to contain a revenge-driven ronin]].
** [[spoiler:''Planet Robobot'' manages to make that moment even worse. Remember when Queen Sectonia calls Taranza an "ugly creature"? Her clone implies that she used to be the same species as him.]] [[KickTheDog Ow.]]
ronin.]]
* Kracko has a unique pause description in ''Kirby Fighters Deluxe'' that's found on Very Hard mode. It's written from his POV. What they had him say almost [[WhatMeasureIsAMook makes him sympathetic sympathetic]] in a way, which could explain why he's such a WakeUpCallBoss in most of his appearances.
--> ''“YOU...! Did you think I'd forget? The time [[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure you smashed into me with your Hi-Jump]]! That time [[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar I was betrayed by Helpers]]! Or when [[VideoGame/KirbySqueakSquad I was replaced by that mechanical cloud]]! I-I... Sniff... there's something in my eye...”''”''
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** WordOfGod puts one last dagger in the coffin: [[spoiler:Taranza, although he didn't mean to, was the one responsible for Sectonia's corruption when he gave her the Dimension Mirror. Basically, Sectonia going crazy was all because of a gift he gave her that happened to contain a revenge-driven ronin]].

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*** [[spoiler:The original Japanese text for Soul of Sectonia is even worse; Sectonia has gone off the deep end, and although she hears Taranza's voice calling for her, she keeps rejecting it because she doesn't recognize who she is or who her friends are anymore, and begs Kirby to kill her so her misery can end.]]


** [[spoiler: ''Planet Robobot manages to make that moment even worse. Remember when Queen Sectonia calls Taranza an "ugly creature"? Her clone implies that she used to be the same species as him.]] [[KickTheDog Ow.]]

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** [[spoiler: ''Planet Robobot [[spoiler:''Planet Robobot'' manages to make that moment even worse. Remember when Queen Sectonia calls Taranza an "ugly creature"? Her clone implies that she used to be the same species as him.]] [[KickTheDog Ow.]]


** You know what also makes [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia's]] story a tearjerker? [[spoiler:In real life, queen wasps, especially fertile ones, live up to a year, which is a relatively short lifespan if you think about it. Queen Sectonia realized at some point that she would eventually grow old and die, which was magnified into a PrimalFear by endless gazing into the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]]. Her fear of her own mortality led her to become a vain and cruel tyrant with the goal [[AGodAmI to become an immortal goddess]], alienating her people including her most trusted servant and friend, and ultimately instigated her fall into madness]].

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** You know what also makes [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia's]] story a tearjerker? [[spoiler:In real life, queen wasps, especially fertile ones, live up [[spoiler: ''Planet Robobot manages to a year, which is a relatively short lifespan if you think about it. make that moment even worse. Remember when Queen Sectonia realized at some point calls Taranza an "ugly creature"? Her clone implies that she would eventually grow old and die, which was magnified into a PrimalFear by endless gazing into used to be the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]]. Her fear of her own mortality led her to become a vain and cruel tyrant with the goal [[AGodAmI to become an immortal goddess]], alienating her people including her most trusted servant and friend, and ultimately instigated her fall into madness]].same species as him.]] [[KickTheDog Ow.]]


** You know what also makes [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia's]] story a tearjerker? [[spoiler:In real life, queen wasps, especially fertile ones, live up to a year, which is a relatively short lifespan if you think about it. Queen Sectonia realized at some point that she would eventually grow old and die, which was magnified into a PrimalFear by endless gazing into the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]]. Her fear of her own morality led her to become a vain and cruel tyrant with the goal [[AGodAmI to become an immortal goddess]], alienating her people including her most trusted servant and friend, and ultimately instigated her fall into madness]].

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** You know what also makes [[spoiler:Queen Sectonia's]] story a tearjerker? [[spoiler:In real life, queen wasps, especially fertile ones, live up to a year, which is a relatively short lifespan if you think about it. Queen Sectonia realized at some point that she would eventually grow old and die, which was magnified into a PrimalFear by endless gazing into the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]]. Her fear of her own morality mortality led her to become a vain and cruel tyrant with the goal [[AGodAmI to become an immortal goddess]], alienating her people including her most trusted servant and friend, and ultimately instigated her fall into madness]].


* Make sure you have a box of tissues handy when you read the pause menu descriptions in The Arena and The True Arena; you'll learn the heartwrenching story of [[spoiler:Paintra getting separated from her sister (presumably Drawcia) and vowing revenge, and the fact that Sectonia was once a good queen until her own vanity corrupted her. She's had many chances over the course of the game to turn good again, but has taken none.]]

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* Make sure you have a box of tissues handy when you read the pause menu descriptions in The Arena and The True Arena; you'll learn the heartwrenching story stories of [[spoiler:Paintra getting separated from her sister (presumably Drawcia) and vowing revenge, [[BonusBoss Dark]] [[VideoGame/KirbyAndTheAmazingMirror Meta]] [[EvilTwin Knight]] becoming a ronin who has been utterly consumed by vengeance after being sealed in the [[ArtifactOfDoom Dimension Mirror]] for aeons, and the fact that Sectonia was once a good queen until her own vanity corrupted her. She's had many chances over the course of the game to turn good again, but has taken none.]]

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