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The specific antagonistic groups of the Kirby games.


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Dark Matter

An alien species of entities known as Dark Matter that antagonize Kirby for reasons not properly explained.
See here for Dark Matter character entries.

Mirror World

Denizens of the Dimension Mirror located in the skies above Dream Land. These characters are often Evil Counterparts of Kirby and friends. For Shadow Kirby, see Heroes and Supporting Characters.
    Dark Meta Knight 

Debut: Kirby & the Amazing Mirror

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The Mirror World counterpart of Meta Knight and the initial antagonist of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, he's the one who draws Kirby into the Mirror and splits him into four bodies, and also the one who shatters the Dimensional Mirror, forcing the Kirbies to go on a quest to re-assemble it. He seemingly serves Dark Mind.


  • And I Must Scream: Following his defeat in Amazing Mirror, he was sealed away inside the Dimension Mirror for aeons, with no company in the maze but his own raw hatred and lust for revenge. By the time Triple Deluxe rolls around, he's been stewing inside the Mirror long enough for his negative emotions to corrupt Queen Sectonia on the outside. His pause screen at the end of Dededetour! suggests that he was "revived" at the sight of King Dedede, since he now has someone to vent his anger upon.
  • Art Evolution:
    • Though Dark Meta Knight's design differs a bit from his counterpart — his mask has a scar on it, he has a torn cape, and he has a much more hostile expression — in Amazing Mirror, he's simply a Palette Swap due to graphical limitations. It isn't until later that his full design is seen in-game. Notably, he keeps his six-pronged fake Galaxia — the original Galaxia was redesigned to have only four prongs.
    • His Star Allies design, reflecting Meta Knight's Super Smash Bros.-based redesign, now has armored gauntlets and sabatons. He also has Meta Knight's emblem on his right shoulder plate, whereas Meta Knight has his on the left. Additionally, he's given tattered wings — to allude to his torn cape — and additional gouges and scratches in his armor.
  • Attack Reflector: His Mirror-like guard shield can reflect enemy projectiles in Star Allies, as do the barriers created by some of his sword attacks.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: One of the celebration pictures depicts him alongside Daroach fighting off a swarm of Jambelievers, Jammerjabs, and Two Faces.
  • Badass Adorable: Bizarrely enough, when he's made DLC in Star Allies, he becomes this: the emotionlessly vicious doppelganger of Meta Knight suddenly starts engaging in the same bouncy, adorable "happy dance" characters do in victory and feature him in the Guest Star 2 victory screen shamelessly (and horribly) drawing his sword in crayon with friends. There's also the fact that he's a Waddling Head of the same species as Kirby and Meta Knight, and has the exact same adorable face as both of them (as revealed when you break his mask after his first boss fight in Amazing Mirror).
  • Barrier Warrior: Par for the course for a mirror-based fighter. His up thrust and spin attack create temporary walls of mirrors that reflect destructible projectiles back at the enemies that launched them.
  • BFS: His personal sword is average-sized like Galaxia, but in Star Allies and Triple Deluxe, he can summon massive copies of his fake Galaxia out of mirror portals as powerful finishers.
  • Big Bad:
    • Subverted in his first game. He attacks Kirby, splitting the hero into four copies, before defeating and trapping Meta Knight in the Dimension Mirror. The game builds up to a final showdown against him inside the titular Amazing Mirror; but once he goes down, his master Dark Mind shows up and becomes the game's final boss.
    • Takes up the role for real in Triple Deluxe, as it has been confirmed that the Dimension Mirror (that he's trapped inside) is what corrupted Sectonia.
  • Black Knight: He makes Meta Knight lighter by comparison, given that he's downright evil. His Japanese pause screen in Triple Deluxe even calls him a black knight.
  • Blade Spam: In Star Allies:
  • The Bus Came Back: After having seemingly been finished off in the end of Amazing Mirror, Dark Meta Knight makes a surprise appearance nearly 10 years later in Triple Deluxe as one of its final bosses and one of the possible driving forces of the plot. He manages to do this again for his playable appearance in Star Allies, having been absent for roughly four years since then.
  • The Cameo: He appears as one of Circus Kirby's Balloon Pop Art shapes in Planet Robobot, as well as a sticker. note  He also appears in Battle Royale as one of Meta Knight's unlockable costumes. Oh, and he cameos in a minigame in Super Star Ultra.
  • Combat Pragmatist: One of the biggest giveaways that it's not the real Meta Knight is that both times you fight him, he ambushes without any prior warning and will not give you a sword to even the odds.
  • The Comically Serious: In Star Allies, in one of the ending artworks of Guest Star mode, he's shown drawing with the other Wave 2 Dream Friends. Let us repeat: a dark, evil knight, drawing with a cute artist girl, an equally cute fairy, and a nearly-as-cute mouse thief. The fact that he is shown to be a Terrible Artist only makes it more hilarious.
  • Composite Character: As a Dream Friend in Star Allies, Dark Meta Knight combines the swordplay of Meta Knight and the reflection/illusion attacks from Kirby's Mirror ability.
  • Cool Sword: Dark Meta Knight wields a grey version of Galaxia which has a blue gem and six orongs as opposed to Meta Knight's four.
  • The Corrupter: To Queen Sectonia, albeit unwittingly. His hatred and desire for revenge was likely the cause of the Dimension Mirror's evil influence on Sectonia, leading to her insanity.
  • The Creon: In the Japanese version of Star Allies, it's implied that his time as a Rōnin after Dark Mind's defeat has weighed heavily on him, and that he still longs to serve a greater evil.
  • Dash Attack: In Star Allies he has the Sword's Drill Stab move, but he adds an uppercut that summons 3 mirror swords to the mix. The dash attack can also be continued into a rising spinning slash and then spiking the enemy back down with a downward mirror sword.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: He didn't exactly ''kill'' Meta Knight (he simply trapped him in the Dimension Mirror), but in his debut, Dark Meta Knight palette swaps as him for his first battle. When he does this again at the end of the game, the real Meta Knight emerges to expose him.
  • Divergent Character Evolution:
    • In Amazing Mirror, Dark Meta Knight simply used the same moves as Meta Knight. In Triple Deluxe, he has a bevy of new attacks, some of which were inherited from Galacta Knight and all using chunks of broken mirror. In Star Allies, they only share the most basic fundamentals of the Sword ability; Dark Meta Knight received a slew of unique attacks, and many of his shared attacks are still differentiated from Meta Knight's in meaningful ways.
    • This also applies to his design. Originally nearly identical to Meta Knight (to the point where he only had to change his colors to disguise as him), artwork for the game and later appearances would give him many distinguishing features beyond the gash in his mask given to him by his counterpart. His visor is thinner, his cape is tattered, and his Galaxia is silver with a blue gem. Star Allies would later give him even more details, such as numerous scratches on his mask, orange eyes rather than Meta Knight’s yellow, tattered wings, his icon being on his right shoulder (mirroring Meta Knight’s icon being on his left shoulder) and his Galaxia retaining its six prongs, whereas Meta Knight’s Galaxia had been redesigned to have four prongs.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: In Triple Deluxe, Dark Meta Knight creates mirror clones of himself once he Turns Red. In Star Allies, he uses mirror images of himself in his attacks.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: In Triple Deluxe, Dark Meta Knight brings in two clones to assist him in his second phase, and uses Background Boss tactics so you can’t hit everyone at once. Each clone breaks after a single hit, but they shatter into homing mirror shards.
  • The Dragon: To Dark Mind in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror.
  • Dragon Ascendant: After Dark Mind is gone, he takes control of the Dimension Mirror, as revealed in Dededetour!.
  • The Dreaded: In the Japanese version of Star Allies, even the narrator seems afraid of him.
    Was he reformed by the power of the hearts? *doki doki*
  • Emerging from the Shadows: The fight against him in Radish Ruins of Amazing Mirror starts as this; he appears as a colorless shady figure, then he becomes suddenly colored and proceeds to strike toward you without giving you a sword. This is the first sign he's not the real Meta Knight.
  • Eviler than Thou: Even though Queen Sectonia is the Big Bad of Triple Deluxe, Dark Meta Knight proves to be a bigger threat than her, corrupting her mind through the Dimension Mirror with his pent-up fury and even appearing as the final boss of "Dededetour!".
  • Evil Twin: To the real Meta Knight, obviously.
  • Evil Versus Oblivion: His Japanese Guest Star pause screen in Kirby Star Allies contains the line "drawn out by the galaxy's distant darkness, the shadow from the Mirror World flies". This is notably a parallel to Meta Knight's Guest Star pause screen, which contains the line "sensing the distant darkness, this mysterious knight flies". Both lines seem to allude to Hyness's attempts to summon Void Termina; it suggests that Dark Meta Knight, while still unabashedly evil, shares his moral code with Meta Knight.
  • Final Boss: Is the first part of the final battle in Kirby and the Amazing Mirror. He's also the third and last of the final bosses of the extra mode of Triple Deluxe, "Dededetour!".
  • Force and Finesse: The Force to Meta Knight's Finesse, which is apparent by his damaged armor and how reckless his attacks are. For example, Meta Knight's dash jump and underwater attack in Star Allies is a graceful spin, while Dark Meta Knight's is a pair of wild slashes. The latter also complements his attacks with mirror powers for extra force.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Evil, obviously; it's not so much a bodily scar as it is a scar across his mask, around his left eye — whether it continues down to his face is unknown (though his model in Star Allies suggests that it doesn't; his face is exactly the same as Meta Knight's). Not visible on his game sprite, but is present in his official artwork and finally seen in-game in Triple Deluxe. In Star Allies, it seems shallower to avoid the question of why we can't see more of his left eye when it crosses behind the chipped mask, but it's still the deepest, darkest blemish of his Scarred Equipment.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Of Triple Deluxe, possibly. After Dark Mind's defeat, he seems to be the entity in control of the Dimension Mirror now. His intense hatred and desire for revenge are likely to be the cause of the mirror's corrupting influence on Queen Sectonia, which would make him responsible for her insanity. He's only fought in Dededetour, which could be thought of like a "what if" scenario, but the corrupting part — as confirmed by the developers — makes him one.
  • In-Universe Catharsis: The Japanese and Korean versions of Triple Deluxe say he was "revived in order to take his revenge" when Dedede shows up inside the Dimension Mirror. Since Dedede didn't appear in Dark Meta Knight's first game, this implies Dark Meta Knight may have used the king as an outlet for his anger.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: At the beginning of Amazing Mirror, Dark Meta Knight seals his good counterpart inside the Dimension Mirror by breaking it into eight shards. He ends up suffering the same fate at the end of the game, and gets sealed in the mirror again in the exact same way by King Dedede at the end of Dededetour!.
  • Leaking Can of Evil: Though he's technically sealed away inside the Dimension Mirror, his hate and anger at this situation gradually turned Queen Sectonia into a tyrant as she stared into the mirror.
  • Legacy Boss Battle: One of the secret bosses in Triple Deluxe.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: When Dark Meta Knight is defeated, he breaks apart into pieces like a mirror; this even happens in his playable appearance in Star Allies, replacing the Death Throws everyone else goes through. After Dark Meta Knight's defeat in Triple Deluxe, King Dedede smashes the Dimension Mirror to pieces with him in it.
  • Magic Knight: Unlike Meta Knight, who relies on his skills as a master swordsman and a few wind/wing-based attacks for the most part, Dark Meta Knight gains a magic-oriented moveset over his appearances; in addition to tornado powers, he creates clones of himself that act independently, summons mirror portals that shoot out gigantic swords, spawns reflective mirrors with many of his attacks, and uses shadow magic to create Sword Beams or damaging mirror images of himself. Even as early as Amazing Mirror, his sword was able to split Kirby into four copies with one slice.
  • Magic Mirror: In Triple Deluxe and Star Allies, he uses magical mirror powers (such as Self-Duplication, Attack Reflector, and summoning swords through mirror portals) alongside his sword attacks. His guard allows him to retreat into a mirror, negating all damage and reflecting weak projectiles, but he can't roll or dodge out of it like other characters.
  • Misplaced Retribution: Although King Dedede was not responsible for his defeat at the end of Amazing Mirror, Dark Meta Knight has stewed in anger inside the Dimension Mirror for long enough that he attacks the king on sight at the end of Dededetour.
  • Moveset Clone:
    • By way of being an Evil Twin of Meta Knight, the two share many moves in Amazing Mirror. Triple Deluxe, however, gives him new ones — with much more of an emphasis on mirror and portal-based magic. Interestingly, many of these moves are modified versions of Galacta Knight's moves.
    • Interestingly, his playable appearance in Star Allies averts this. Instead of using Meta Knight's moveset, Dark Meta Knight imports techniques from the Mirror ability, a special Charged Attack from Meta Knight's boss fight, and his own Triple Deluxe boss fight.
  • My Name Is ???: In the first battle with him in Radish Ruins, he's disguised (read: palette swapped) as the real Meta Knight, and is identified as "???"
  • Nominal Hero: The pause description for Dark Meta Knight's playable appearance as a Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies suggests his only reason for helping Kirby out is that he's secretly waiting for a chance to take the power of the Dark Hearts for himself (in the English version) or to serve a new Big Bad (in the Japanese version), rather than out of any sort of altruism.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Always waits for the heroes to come to him. Granted, this may be because the one time he tried to fight Kirby outside of the Mirror World, he somehow ended up spawning three extra Kirbys.
  • The Power of Hate: His hatred and desire for revenge at being lost inside the Dimension Mirror managed to leach into the real world and corrupt Queen Sectonia. It's also suggested in the Japanese and Korean versions that the sight of King Dedede was enough to bring him back to his senses and fight, if only to satisfy his own bloodlust.
  • Pre-Final Boss: In Amazing Mirror he's the last boss before Dark Mind.
  • Promoted to Playable: He returns in Kirby Star Allies as a summonable Dream Friend.
  • Rage Helm: Unlike Meta Knight, it's very indicative of what he's like. The angles he's shown at make him look even angrier.
  • Redemption Promotion: Well, for a certain definition of redemption. His playable appearance retains many of the new mirror techniques from his boss fight in Triple Deluxe, but also grants him many new perks such as a unique variation on the Sword ability's dash combo, a special dashing air attack, and throws in the charged attack from Meta Knight's boss battle in Star Allies for good measure.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: In Star Allies, his Japanese pause descriptions mention that although he was redeemed by the power of the Friend Heart, he's still "drawn towards the darkness across the galaxy", implying that he still wants to serve an evil master but is merely biding his time.
  • Rōnin: Long after his master's death, he's revealed to be still alive in Triple Deluxe's Dededetour — and now operates on his own, motivated by a thirst for vengeance. The Japanese version of Star Allies indicates that he's sick of this, and is drawn towards the dark energy of the Divine Terminus in hopes of serving a new master.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Between Amazing Mirror and his reappearance in Triple Deluxe and Star Allies, he was sealed indefinitely inside the Dimension Mirror. The pent-up resentment of this experience was enough to drive Sectonia insane.
  • Signature Move: From his appearance in Triple Deluxe onwards, Dark Meta Knight became associated with the ability to duplicate himself and conjure giant copies of Galaxia from mirror-like portals. These abilities return in Star Allies as the major factors that differentiate him from Meta Knight, replacing his Wing-based attacks and appearing as the finishing blows of many of his combos.
  • Silent Antagonist: Possibly, since he doesn't say anything in Star Allies but "...".
  • The Sociopath: In his debut, he surprise-attacks Kirby as he was taking a stroll, single-handedly defeats Meta Knight in a duel and traps him in the Dimension Mirror while also slicing the mirror into eight shards to ensure he doesn't escape, and then poses as him when he and Kirby cross paths again. In Triple Deluxe, his rage leaks out of the Dimension Mirror and corrupts Queen Sectonia, turning her into a corrupt despot with a desire for godhood. And in Star Allies, the only reason for helping Kirby is that he is drawn to the power of the Dark Hearts and wants their powers for himself.
  • Spell Blade: Like Meta Knight, in Star Allies, he can have his sword imbued with elements to enhance his attacks. The attacks take particularly different forms and properties if they're imbued with wind.
  • Spikes of Doom: His "Blade Burst" attack summons huge, jagged mirror swords that stab out of the ground at enemies.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: Played With — in Star Allies, his Spin Attack summons a Beehive Barrier roughly where the tip of his blade meets the air. It has the same reflective properties of most of his other attacks, as well as his guard move.
  • Stab the Sky: He has a move similar to Meta Knight's Up Thrust, but he also summons mirror spikes that momentarily surround him for additional protection.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • In Triple Deluxe, Dark Meta Knight borrows a few moves from the otherwise-absent Galacta Knight.
    • The revamped Mirror ability from Planet Robobot doesn't appear in Star Allies, but a few of Dark Meta Knight's attacks are directly taken from it, as is his ability to reflect projectiles.
  • Sword Beam: In Star Allies, aside from the usual Sword's "at full health" sword beam attack, he retains a move he's had since his first appearance where he swings his sword three times and shoots a crescent-shaped beam in each swing.
  • Terrible Artist: In one of the ending artworks to Star Allies's Guest Star mode, Dark Meta Knight is shown drawing alongside the other Wave 2 Dream Friends. While Adeleine makes a great painting of the Fairy Queen, and Daroach and Ribbon have decent drawings as well, Dark Meta Knight has only been able to scribble a crude, wobbly, unshaded version of his fake Galaxia.
  • Thinking Up Portals: Dark Meta Knight gains this ability in Triple Deluxe, which he uses to stab giant mirror swords through to impale opponents. He keeps this ability in Star Allies as a Dream Friend, and uses it heavily in conjunction with his Mirror-based abilities.
  • Token Evil Teammate:
    • The second outright villain to be a Dream Friend in Star Allies, after Marx. The cosmic jester at least has the ability to act civil and friendly, but Dark Meta Knight is grudgingly cooperating at best, even while redeemed by the Friend Heart. It's implied he only works with Kirby for his own purposes, but whether that's to take the Jamba Hearts for himself or to find a new villain to serve depends on the localization.
    • To clarify, Dark Meta Knight is the Token Evil Teammate of the Token Evil Teammates. Marx and Susie are Ambiguously Evil due to Dub Personality Change, while Dark Meta Knight is outright stated to be evil in all versions.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As of Triple Deluxe, he seems to have picked up some of his former master's proficiency with mirrors, using them for doppelganger attacks and to create massive mirror swords from the ground using portals. This is continued in Star Allies.
  • Tornado Move: He has a copy of Meta Knight's move where he stabs his sword into the ground to produce a giant tornado. In Triple Deluxe, he can also summon tornadoes from the background.
  • True Final Boss: He becomes this in his surprise appearance in Triple Deluxe, alongside Soul of Sectonia.
  • Undying Loyalty: His loyalty to the forces of "darkness" trumps his brief alliance with Kirby in Star Allies.
  • Video Game Flight: Like Wing Kirby and Meta Knight, he can fly quickly through the air with his wings.
  • Visible Silence: His pause screen quote in Star Allies is simply "...".
  • Walking Spoiler: His overall character is not very spoilery, but the fact he has a prominent role in Triple Deluxe as the reason behind Sectonia's descent into becoming a Vain Sorceress through the Dimension Mirror heavily recontextualizes the plot of that game.
  • Wham Shot: In Triple Deluxe, after defeating Sectonia DX, Dedede strikes a victory pose... only for the Dimension Mirror to appear and spit out Shadow Dedede. After his defeat, Dedede enters the Mirror, at which point the Mirror reveals Dark Meta Knight, who becomes Dedede's final boss.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: Like Meta Knight, he has yellow eyes, but his have a pale orange tint to them. Combine that with his mask's thinner visor which gives him a more sinister expression, and you'll know that he's someone you don't want to underestimate.

    Dark Mind 

Debut: Kirby & the Amazing Mirror

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The Big Bad and Final Boss of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror; he was trying to conquer the Mirror World until Kirby defeated him.


  • Ambiguously Related:
    • It appears to be the Mirror World's version of Nightmare in some capacity, at least in its first form, since he has similar horns and a "crown", a weakspot in his body and even behaves similarly to the dark wizard. His battle also plays out as an inverted version of Nightmare's own, first appearing in his humanoid form before being reduced to an orb-like form for the final phases. That said Nightmare is not the only entity it is possibly related to...
    • There are certain indications that Dark Mind is also related to the Dark Matter forces, from the similar name and form of a corrupting spherical eyeball creature giving it a resemblance to Zero which could also make him serve as the counterpart to the Dark Matters' leader, and that's without mentioning the similarities to Astral Birth Void who uses Dark Mind's mirror techniques (accompanied by Void being wreathed in flame like Dark Mind was), which implies that Dark Mind is also somehow related to Void on top of all things.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: Dark Mind's first form recieves more damage if you attack the eye under his cape, à la Nightmare. His second form can only be damaged by either attacking his pupil or destroying his mirrors.
  • Badass Armfold: His first form does this pose as his default one. It also protects his weak spot, the big red eye; if you attack him with his arms crossed, you'll only deal Scratch Damage and he'll shatter harmlessly and reform again.
  • Big Bad:
    • Of The Amazing Mirror. He is the one responsible for corrupting the Mirror World, and his influence is such that it starts to threaten Dream Land itself.
    • Some form of him called King D-Mind appears as the final boss of Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, though its exact connection to Dark Mind is unclear.
  • The Bus Came Back: Shows up as part of King D-Mind in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash.
  • The Cameo: He appears in one of Squeak Squad's collectible artworks, as well as a keychain in Triple Deluxe. He also appears in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe as one of Hammer Lord's equipment sets.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: The last part of the battle has him shrunken to a smaller size, clearly unstable, and is very easy to beat. Appropriately enough, the cutscene before you fight him indicates that he's trying to run away.
  • Composite Character: Dark Mind's powers and appearance imply that he is the Mirror World counterpart of both Nightmare and Zero. His first form resembles a mage with a horned helmet, fights primarily by shooting stars and is only vulnerable while attacking, much like the former. His second form greatly resembles the latter, being a gigantic sphere whose only weakspot is its single eye (as well as the mirrors that accompany it).
  • Cool Mask: Wears an imposing mask with horns.
  • Creative Closing Credits: Once you deal enough damage to the Clipped-Wing Angel, the credits start rolling. Meanwhile, you can continue to beat on the boss (without any health bars, for you or him), and the game will count the number of hits you land!
  • Didn't Need Those Anyway!: You destroy everything but the eye, which is Dark Mind's core. The eye then lights itself on fire and triples in size for the next phase of the final boss fight.
  • Eye Beams: After his eye grows, it can fire big beams from above. In a variant, it can also fire differently-colored stars.
  • Faceless Eye: His second form is a giant fiery sphere with a mechanical-looking eye on it.
  • Final Boss: A tenacious six-phase one, with brief mini-levels between each of the first four phases, though the boss rush cuts it down to its three distinct stages, rather than making you slog through the near-identical first four battles.
  • Floating Limbs: Dark Mind's hands aren't attached to his body.
  • Flunky Boss: He may sometimes summon regular mooks, in either of his forms.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: He took over the Mirror World and wants to take over Popstar, and that's all we know about him.
  • Go for the Eye: Especially since that ends up being all that is left. You can attack his mirrors, too, but that is likely to get you hurt by their retaliation cutters and will not result in as much attack interruption unless you break them (which causes Dark Mind to end his attack and recoil). It's also best to attack when the pupil is open to attack the core.
  • Horns of Villainy: His mask has four large yellow horns, and he's the Big Bad of Amazing Mirror.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Mirrors; though he is not the first in this series, Sirmirror never did so to this degree.
  • Interface Screw: Flips the screen upside down in his eye form.
  • Magic Mirror: He can summon mirrors out of thin air to be used in his attacks, or as an Orbiting Particle Shield. If one of the mirrors gets shattered, it can turn into harmful cutting blades.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Dark Meta Knight.
  • Punny Name: He appears to be the Mirror World version of Dark Matter, at least in his true form. Mind over Matter.
  • Reflecting Laser: Invokes this by bouncing his eye beams off of his mirrors.
  • Sequential Boss: It's fought four times in the standard form, then twice as the eye — and it comes immediately after the second round with Dark Meta Knight! To date, this is the boss with the highest number of phases you're supposed to fight in the series, though the battles against the standard form are relatively short in length, have brief mini-levels in between, and have little variance beyond the arena.
  • Teleport Spam: Before he degenerates into a giant eyeball. He still teleports around quite a bit in the giant eyeball form but doesn't ever go into a "teleport once per second" pattern like the previous form did.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: He may sometimes drop a bomb that has to be destroyed before it blows off into six directions. It can be super-inhaled for the Crash ability.
  • Unexpected Shmup Level: After you beat his second form (the giant eyeball), it isn't over — he then flies away, after which you get to ride on the Warp Star to chase him and beat him down further in a SHMUP battle. It's almost the reverse of Nightmare's scenario.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: One of its attacks in its eyeball form is to shoot a huge laser downwards. It's so powerful that it deals two points of damage instead of the usual one point of damage everything else does.

    Shadow Dedede 

Debut: Kirby: Triple Deluxe

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The Mirror Dimension self of King Dedede, who appears as the penultimate boss of Dededetour!.


  • Belly Mouth: In a Call-Back to Dark Matter-possessed Dedede, he can rip open his chest to form a dark, toothed mouth.
  • Blood Knight: His flavor text states that he "wages battle against all comers." But in the end, the only real opponent he has is the darkness in his heart.
  • The Dragon: Presumably this to Dark Meta Knight in Triple Deluxe.
  • Dub-Induced Plot Hole: The English version of Triple Deluxe implies that Shadow Dedede is corrupted in some way, mentioning that his true opponent is the "darkness in his own heart". However, the Japanese and Korean versions is actually referring to King Dedede in that line, implying instead that Shadow Dedede is the darkness in the original king's heart. This would gel with how the Dimension Mirror was implied to reflect a person's negative attributes in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror.
  • Dub Name Change: Called "Black Dedede" in Japanese and Korean.
  • Energy Ball: Can fire these out of his Belly Mouth and by using his axe.
  • Evil Twin: Of King Dedede.
  • In-Series Nickname: In the Japanese version, his pause screen description notes that he's also known as "Burade" (ブラデ), which you get by taking some of the katakana out of "Black Dedede" (ブラックデデデ).
  • Literally Shattered Lives: Like most Mirror World counterparts, he shatters into glass shards upon being defeated.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: He has sinister eyes that are entirely white.
  • Mythology Gag: The logo on the back of his coat and on the front of his hammer is a set of black and white circles; the same emblem Dedede had in the older Kirby games.
  • Playing with Fire: Just like Masked Dedede, his hammer can spew out a gout of flames in his first phase, and when he Turns Red, he can light his axe on fire to strike the ground with a dome-shaped explosion.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Denotes his nature as Dedede's Mirror World self.
  • Shadow Archetype: Besides the obvious Evil Twin aspect, he represents everything Dedede could have become if Kirby hadn't freed him from Dark Matter. The Belly Mouth, retaining the original logo from Dedede's more villainous days, and the line about "the darkness in his own heart" only add to it, especially since the Japanese and Korean versions imply that Shadow Dedede himself is the aforementioned "darkness" to Dedede.
  • Shockwave Stomp: Same as Dedede. In the first phase, they simply create stars that Kirby can use against him; in the second phase, they create actual, harmful shockwaves. In addition, he may also jump up and then smash the ground with his axe as he falls, creating a dome-shaped explosion at the impact point.
  • Slide Attack: In his first phase, he can do a belly slide attack just like Dedede that goes much further.
  • Spam Attack: In his second phase, he has an attack where he swings his axe multiple times while slowly moving.
  • Underground Monkey: He's a stronger version of Masked Dedede; in his second phase, he becomes an even stronger version of his "Revenge" form.
  • Vacuum Mouth: He has a much stronger inhaling attack than his regular self, capable of sucking the real Dedede or Kirby from across the screen.
  • Walking Spoiler: Naturally, being one of the Final Bosses of an optional extra mode.

Another Dimension Antagonists

The various antagonists residing within an alternate dimension parallel to Kirby's home dimension.
See here for Another Dimension antagonists' character entries.

The Rulers of Floralia (Unmarked Triple Deluxe spoilers)

An insect-like queen and her servant, who rule over the kingdom of Floralia with an iron fist from its highest island, Royal Road. These two are known for powerful "manipulation magic", allowing them to control other beings as they see fit. They're the main antagonists of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, but there's a bit more going on behind the scenes...

Warning! Both of the antagonists for Triple Deluxe only reveal their true characters near the end of the game, so all spoilers relating to those reveals will be unmarked. Any spoilers for future games will remain marked, though.

    Taranza 

Debut: Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Voiced by: Hirokazu Ando

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"No doubt. A miracle will happen for sure!"

An arachnoid mage who kidnaps King Dedede as part of an evil plan, setting off the events of Triple Deluxe.


  • All Webbed Up: Fitting for a spider mage, he can use some of the same moves as the Spider ability in Star Allies, his threads being pink and magical in nature.
  • Angry Fist-Shake: Pulls a two-handed variant when Masked Dedede gets defeated. It helps convey his shock and frustration over the failure of his plan considering how his facial expression doesn't change at all during gameplay.
  • Anti-Villain: A misguided spider mage whose Undying Loyalty to his boss and once-friend Queen Sectonia is the only thing that makes him evil. When Sectonia tries to off him for failing her, he immediately switches sides and helps Kirby finish her off.
  • Arachnid Appearance and Attire: Is a humanoid spider with webbing patterns on his cape.
  • Art Evolution: In Triple Deluxe, Taranza's mouth was just a texture on his face and it never truly changed no matter what expression he's showing. Beginning with Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, the mouth is now part of his model, his mouth is now fully modeled alongside it, and his scarf is longer.
  • Badass Adorable: In Star Allies he's more on the Creepy Cute side but powerful.
  • Big Bad: Of Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, at least at first.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Well, not that big, but still...
  • Big Damn Heroes: Both he and Dedede come to Kirby's rescue when he's caught by Sectonia, throwing him a Miracle Fruit that grants him the Hypernova ability.
  • Big "OMG!": In the Japanese and Korean versions, he says this when Kirby defeats Masked Dedede.
  • Big "WHY?!": Screams this after Queen Sectonia blasts him for not following her orders properly. It's what led him into realizing that his master and once-friend has gone off the deep end.
  • Bootstrapped Leitmotif: Taranza's theme in Triple Deluxe is actually a variation of King Dedede's theme. This makes sense because the theme plays when he kidnaps Dedede, with another version of it playing when he sics the king on Kirby. However, the theme would return in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe as the battle theme for Dark Taranza despite the absence of King Dedede during that battle. Star Allies further cements this as Taranza's introductory theme is based on the aformentioned theme from Triple Deluxe.
    • The Clash games, meanwhile, associate him with "Revenge of the Enemy", the theme that plays against the rematches with the first five bosses of Triple Deluxe in Royal Road, Masked Dedede's first phase, and Dark Meta Knight's Revenge.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: He can do this to other people, as seen when he forces King Dedede to attack Kirby. He also becomes a victim of this himself in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, courtesy of the "black mirror", and this is also heavily implied to be the case in Super Kirby Clash.
  • Butt-Monkey: Poor Taranza. He nearly gets killed by his queen for his failures, gets brainwashed by his own Evil Counterpart in an Alternate Universe, and fails to revive Sectonia in Star Allies. Even some of the game's title screen animations show bad stuff happening, such as being knocked over by a bunch of Broom Hatters sweeping the floor, and even missing the opportunity to talk to Adeleine, Ribbon, Susie, and Vividria.
  • The Cameo:
    • Appears in Planet Robobot as 2 stickers.
    • Appears among the crowd in the Coin Clash minigame in Kirby Battle Royale.
    • Appears as one of Stone's forms in Star Allies, alongside Sectonia's true form.
    • Appears on a Character Treat and as one of the unlockable costumes in Dream Buffet.
    • Appears as a Dress-Up Mask in Return to Dream Land Deluxe.
  • Casanova Wannabe: An animation on Star Allies's intro screen shows him walking up to Adeleine, Ribbon, Susie, and Vividria, taking some time to adjust his hair before turning back to see they all left. The guy can't win.
  • Casting a Shadow: Fires dark energy blasts.
  • Composite Character: In Star Allies he uses parts of Spider ability's moveset (including Friend Bounce), alongside his own attacks from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Has fangs like most spiders, and is an adorable-looking critter.
  • Dark Is Evil: Downplayed in his debut. In spite of being Sectonia's number two, he's not truly as bad as his boss and was only opposing Kirby out of duty. He then plays this straight in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, where he not only becomes the initial Big Bad, but also gets a new red, black and purple color scheme to go with it.
  • Dash Attack: In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, he has an attack where he covers himself in energy and then dashes across the stage.
  • Demoted to Extra: He's still fought in Super Kirby Clash, but due to the removal of the Black Mirror, he doesn't have relevance beyond being a Red Herring for Parallel Nightmare.
  • Disney Villain Death: :After he summons Queen Sectonia for assistance against Kirby, he is instead blasted for failing her, and ends up rolling off the palace balcony sadly uttering, "W-Why...?". Fortunately for Kirby, he comes back looking none the worse for wear, just in time to pull a Big Damn Heroes when Sectonia tries killing the pink puff after fusing with the Dreamstalk.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Decides to help Kirby defeat Sectonia after she tries to kill him.
  • The Dragon: To Queen Sectonia, who ordered him to kidnap a "great hero" summoned by the Dreamstalk so she can eliminate this hero. At least, until she tries to off him for failing her.
  • Dramatic Irony: A tragic example. According to Word of God, he gave Sectonia the Dimension Mirror in a well-meaning attempt to please her. He absolutely had no idea that Dark Meta Knight was imprisoned inside it, which allowed the latter to corrupt Sectonia into insanity every time she gazed into the Dimension Mirror.
  • Energy Ball: Tosses these to assist Masked Dedede. He also uses it a lot in his boss fight in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, from a spread of energy balls to firing balls to all directions to even a gigantic energy ball that bounces around the screen. He can also throw them in Star Allies.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: His reaction to Queen Sectonia's attempt to kill him.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Technically, he was The Dragon in Triple Deluxe, but he was an Anti-Villain and ended up performing a Heel–Face Turn. When he's acting as the Big Bad in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, he boasts a darker color scheme of red, black, and purple. When he comes back to his senses, he reverts back to his original color scheme.
  • Evil Puppeteer: He is described as the "Master of Puppetry", and is a creepy anthropomorphic spider who kidnaps King Dedede, forcing Kirby to save him. He later attaches puppet strings to Dedede, forcing him to fight Kirby once again. However, Taranza turns out to be not as bad as he seems. Once he realizes just how cruel his boss, Queen Sectonia, is, he even pulls a Heel–Face Turn to help Kirby defeat her.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Starts off as one while under Sectonia's command. Drops the evil part upon his Heel–Face Turn, having seen that Sectonia is too far gone.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Has four eyes in the back of his head and two extra eyes on his forehead, though they don't emote and are presumably secondary to his primary two eyes (like with most real spiders).
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has Cute Little Fangs and kidnapped Dedede for some sinister purpose. Subverted with his Heel–Face Turn, with them simply acting as cuteness amplifiers.
  • Flight: He can fly through the air. Justified as he has no legs.
  • Floating Limbs: He has six of them as part of his spider motif.
  • For Want Of A Nail:
    • The events of the entire game happening can be attributed to Taranza's failure to recognize Kirby, not Dedede, as the true hero of Popstar. Had Taranza done so, his plans would've succeeded — Queen Sectonia would have remained unchallenged (and probably succeeded in becoming Popstar's goddess like she intended), and everyone would live miserably under her tyrannical rule. Though, as that game's bonus content shows, Dedede might've been capable of saving the day himself.
    • A more tragic example that led to Sectonia's Start of Darkness — according to Word of God, Taranza unwittingly caused Sectonia's insanity when he decided to give her the Dimension Mirror as a gift, not knowing of the imprisoned Dark Meta Knight. Had he not done so, the events of the entire game would have been avoided, and Sectonia would continue to rule Floralia as the kind and fair ruler she originally was.
  • Four-Legged Insect: Aside from, well, being a fantastic humanoid spider thing, he only has 6 hands instead of 8 like real spiders do. And he really is an insect, somehow — the Japanese version of Star Allies calls him a "lonely insect" in Gratuitous English.
  • Gemstone Assault: In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, he can throw giant diamonds at Team Kirby from the background. It's something he shares with his queen.
  • Giggling Villain: He's visibly giggling for a good portion of his boss fight in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.
  • Green Thumb: In Star Allies, he can pull up a replica of the Dreamstalk to attack.
  • The Heavy: He appears in the opening cutscene and drives Kirby into adventuring to stop him. He also leads Kirby to the true villain, Queen Sectonia.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Turns on Queen Sectonia after she tries to kill him for his failure.
  • Horned Humanoid: He has two small horns on his head.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: Later games would make it clear that Taranza had feelings for Queen Sectonia. Obviously, they were not returned.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's really not that good at being a bad guy.
  • Metronomic Man Mashing: Has some unique Grapple Moves on enemies webbed up into pods. One of which, "Pod Slamabam", involves Taranza swinging them back and forth in this manner.
  • Mind Control: Uses this on King Dedede, turning him into Masked Dedede.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Begins helping Kirby after Queen Sectonia decides to kill him for failing her.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Even when Sectonia made a Face–Heel Turn, Taranza still followed her orders, even if it meant hurting the Floralians. It's ultimately subverted when Sectonia tries to kill him, at which point he realizes his queen was not the kind and fair person he once served, and betrays her.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: By kidnapping Dedede right in front of Kirby's eyes, Taranza inadvertently leads Kirby to start chasing him all around Floralia to his place. The fixing is twofold: Kirby, the true hero that the People of the Sky expected, would be helping the People of the Sky along the way and go to stop the whole mess, while bringing the "false hero" King Dedede turns out to be helping as well — with him firing Kirby with a cannon to get to Sectonia's second form and then freeing Kirby from her when she grabbed him, something that the final narration notes as the Dreamstalk working In Mysterious Ways.
  • Number Two for Brains: Downplayed, as he shows enough foresight to come to Dream Land and abduct the "hero" the People of the Sky thought would save them. The hero he ends up picking, however, is Dedede — even though Kirby was right in front of him at the time. When Sectonia finds out, she's pissed.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • He gets this kind of reaction when he finally realizes (in the first world's boss stage, of course) that Kirby has been chasing him for a short while, seconds before he sics Flowery Woods on Kirby.
    • He reacts like this again when Dedede is defeated; he then gets Dedede back on his legs and powers him up. When Dedede is defeated a second time, Taranza is outright frightened and desperately summons his master, Queen Sectonia, to help him. Too bad she just blasts him with her scepter instead.
  • People Puppets: How he controls Dedede during the boss fight. For bonus points, if one looks close enough, Dedede is shown to have strings on him.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Sports a wide grin that never leaves his face, not even when he becomes distraught after Kirby takes down Masked Dedede or when he gets punted away by Sectonia. He just smiles through all of it, though it could be justified given how his mouth was just a texture on his model. In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, we can see his mouth open for wide smiles during even more situations where he shouldn't be smiling.
  • Precision F-Strike: In the Japanese version, after Kirby defeats Masked Dedede's Revenge, Taranza notably becomes the first character in the Kirby franchise to swear.
    Taranza: 「くそぉ、こうなればっ!」Translation 
  • Promoted to Playable: He returns in Kirby Star Allies as a summonable Dream Friend.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He serves his boss and once-friend Sectonia out of duty more than anything. The only reason why he has a grudge against Kirby is because the latter is interfering with said duty.
  • Purple Is Powerful: When fought in the Clash games, Taranza's eyes get a purple glow and his scarf and parts of his horns turn purple.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Taranza used to be good friends with Sectonia before he gifted her the Dimension Mirror, sending her on a mad quest for beauty. If Planet Robobot is any indication, he should be roughly around the same age as her, making him about 1000 years old if not an outright Time Abyss.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Subverted. He wears a red scarf, but while he is a magic user like Sectonia, he never once confronts Kirby directly, instead getting bosses and Dedede to fight the pink puff for him. Played straight in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, where he's a quite powerful boss as well as in Star Allies in which he's a summonable Dream Friend with some equally powerful techniques and then some.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: The trailers and gameplay videos focused mostly on Kirby and King Dedede, and Taranza doesn't appear at all, even though he's a prominent villain.
  • Smashing Survival: In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, he can throw a spider web ball towards one or two Kirbies, which'll then trap them inside. Those players unlucky enough to be trapped must repeatedly tap directional buttons to escape (or have their allies attack the web) before the web ball shrinks and then explodes, dealing high damage. He can also use this attack in Star Allies, and control it more freely.
  • Smug Snake: Has shades of this when he first starts talking to Kirby further helped by his ever-constant smile. He dismisses Kirby as a "persistent little thing" that will eventually kneel to him despite all of Taranza's previous attempts to stop him failing. He even gloats to Kirby that he had kidnapped King Dedede in order to foil the People of the sky's "clever plan" to summon a hero with the Dreamstalk, confidently chuckling to himself. He immediately drops this attitude when he realizes that Kirby's the real hero.
  • Sphere of Destruction: In the opening of Triple Deluxe he creates a spherical magic explosion, the "Taranza Burst", to knock off all the Waddle Dees that protected Dedede. It's also used in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe when he fights you, and becomes one of his unique moves as a playable character in Star Allies.
  • Spider People: Has a distinct spider motif.
  • Squishy Wizard: A sorcerer with powerful Black Magic, but goes down in one hit. Which is probably why he's never fought in-game. Subverted in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, where he's one tough boss.
  • Suddenly Speaking: Downplayed. After spending most of the game as a Silent Antagonist, Taranza finally speaks during the Royal Road level. However, he only gets dialogue — not actual voice acting or even Voice Grunting. He does get some grunting later... through the Taranza Mask in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, and proper grunting in the Clash games.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: He always does this in the cutscene before the first five boss fights, by making those bosses active in some way to attack Kirby. After Masked Dedede's Revenge is defeated, he asks his queen for help... only to get knocked out of the castle for his troubles. He can also do it in his gameplay in Star Allies, summoning a shadowy version of Queen Sectonia to attack from above with lightning strikes.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: He is one to Magolor from Return to Dream Land. Both have a mysterious, mage-like appearance, both have Floating Limbs, and are villains who Heel–Face Turn in the end.
  • Teleport Spam: In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, in the boss fight against him, he teleports a lot.
  • This Cannot Be!: During his Oh, Crap! moment after Kirby defeats Dedede and reveals himself as the true hero summoned by the Dreamstalk.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: He's a tiny-looking spider critter compared to his boss Sectonia. With her true form, however, it's implied that this wasn't the case in the past.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of the Wave 3 Dream Friends in Star Allies. Both Magolor and Susie are Reformed, but Not Tamed in their own ways: Magolor, despite pulling a Heel–Face Turn after fighting his way through the depths of Another Dimension and destroying the Master Crown and making up for the events of Return to Dream Land by making an amusement park for Kirby, is The Gadfly and a trickster, with the Magolor Soul fight in Deluxe's True Arena revealing that he harbors some resentment towards Kirby, while Susie is Faux Affably Evil and the Token Evil Teammate who is the only one of the three to not turn good, still intent on reviving the Haltmann Works Company. Taranza, meanwhile, is a Punch-Clock Villain and is the only one who is more or less fully turned good.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He was The Unfought in his debut game. Then he gets a proper boss fight in the Kirby Clash games, and was Promoted to Playable in Star Allies.
  • Tragic Dream: His character quote and the Flavor Text in the Guest Star Mode of Star Allies imply that he's got his sights set on the altar at The Divine Terminus in order perform the miracle of seeing Sectonia again.
    Hoping for a true miracle, the boy with silver hair from Kirby: Triple Deluxe is making a bid for the altar. Deep in his heart, he already knows the outcome. But if he could just reach that bright light...
  • Tragic Keepsake: After showing up in the hub of Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, he can be seen gazing at a flower from the Dreamstalk.
  • Undying Loyalty: Tragically deconstructed. Sectonia was once the kind ruler of Floralia before making her Face–Heel Turn, but even then, he still stuck by her. It wasn't until Sectonia tried to kill him that he realized that Sectonia was too twisted and dangerous, and had to be stopped.
  • The Unfought:
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: According to Word of God, Taranza gave the Dimension Mirror to Sectonia as a gift, unaware that Dark Meta Knight was imprisoned inside it. This led to her slowly becoming tyrannical and insane from Dark Meta Knight's influence until she was too far gone to be redeemed.
  • Verbal Tic: In the Japanese version, Taranza adds "ne?" to the end of almost every sentence when he's playing the villain. He mostly drops this after he loses, though.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to mention him without bringing up his boss, Sectonia.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Queen Sectonia, until she was corrupted by the Dimension Mirror.
  • Wham Line: He eventually reveals that he's actually a servant of Queen Sectonia, changing everything that we saw happen in the entire game.
    To think that you've made it this far. Aren't you a persistent little thing? But even you will kneel before us. I, Taranza, cannot allow you to interfere with Queen Sectonia's plans.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Initially. Subverted when Sectonia tries to kill him, at which point he helps Kirby defeat her.

    Queen Sectonia 

Debut: Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Voiced by: Makiko Ohmoto

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Click here to see her fused with the Dreamstalk 
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"You will bow before the great Queen Sectonia! My beauty rivals the divine... and my power will crush all that you hold dear!"

A giant wasp who is the Queen of Floralia. Her goal is to take over all of Planet Popstar, become its goddess, and preserve her beauty forever.


  • All There in the Manual: What may have been her former name, Joronia was revealed as a possible name for a CPU opponent in Kirby's Dream Buffet, of all places.
  • Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Downplayed with her original appearance, which is yellow and dark purple, while a real wasp is yellow and black. Played straight in her Soul form, which is dark and light blue.
  • Ambition Is Evil: She's a tyrannical Queen whose ultimate goal is to become the most beautiful creature in all of Popstar — even fusing with countless creatures to create the perfect body and fusing with the Dreamstalk itself to become a goddess (i.e. drain Popstar and its inhabitants of their life energy). Her ambitions end up being her own undoing as her attempted murder of Taraza for his failures drove him to betray her, allowing Kirby to defeat her.
  • Antiquated Linguistics: In Japanese, Sectonia uses some fairly outdated grammatical constructions as well as the pronoun warawa, emphasizing her regal yet pompous personality. It makes sense that she's been alive for well over 1000 years.
  • Assist Character: In Star Allies, Taranza can summon her to rain down lightning.
  • Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Her wasp-like abdomen's frilly appearance is meant to evoke the appearance of a regal dress worn by female royalty, complete with poofy shoulders, a Regal Ruff, and (disembodied) High-Class Gloves.
  • Attack Drones: When fused with the Dreamstalk, she can spawn flowers on any vine that allow her to see in any area. They resemble Drawcia Soul's Para-Matters. The flowers can also float in midair, fire lasers, and turn into swords, spiked balls, or giant chakram-like ringed blades to attack others from a distance. She can also use them to form barriers, which can only be broken by shooting down her flowers.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: Her boss theme, "Sullied Grace", is a hauntingly epic song that combines Ominous Pipe Organ and heavy metal.
  • Ax-Crazy: A high-functioning example. She appears to be a beautiful, graceful, and politely-spoken Queen, but her true character is a psychopath obsessed with gaining beauty and power, with her ultimate goal being obtaining godhood. After responding to Taranza's summons for help by blast him for his failure, she tries to kill Kirby herself, only to become increasingly furious and unhinged as Kirby manages to counter even her strongest attacks. Her boss battle as Soul of Sectonia reveals the true depths of her insanity — having lost everything, she revives herself just to try kill Kirby again. When Kirby bests her again, she resorts to ripping her own head off in desperation. This makes her attacks stronger, with copious amounts of Teleport Spam, but she loses what little remained of her sanity, laughing madly as she fights Kirby like an animal with no restraint in her spells or strategies.
  • Back from the Dead: After being mortally wounded by Kirby's Hypernova Beam in her last battle, she, in her dying throes, eats four Miracle Fruits in a desperate final bid to defeat Kirby. She becomes stronger for it, but in the process she loses much of her mind and sanity in the process. Furthermore, her appearance applies she's little more than an insane corpse by that point, as her head became icy blue instead of the vibrant dark blue and yellow.
  • Background Boss: Her One-Winged Angel forms as the fused Dreamstalk barely interacts with the foreground for most of the battle. Instead, she takes damage whenever Kirby hits her flower drones that act in her place. Her boss battle as Soul of Sectonia also starts off as this, until she rips off her own head.
  • Badass Boast: Being a vainglorious Queen who sees herself as above everyone, she loves giving these out.
    • Her boss battle in the main story proper sees her making this twice:
      Sectonia: (first battle) Now then, hero of the lower world. You would risk your life for this land? You would stand against me, the ruler of the heavens? Very well... You will bow before the great Queen Sectonia! My beauty rivals the divine... and my power will crush all that you hold dear!

      Sectonia: (second battle) Bah... aha... I... see. I expected as much from the hero chosen by the Dreamstalk. But I wonder... How will you handle this? You see, true beauty... is control. The Dreamstalk has guided you thus far. But its bloom will be your doom! Floralia, Dream Land, and this entire planet! You should all feel honored. You will serve as my sustenance... for eternity!
    • She's even more boastful in the Japanese and Korean versions.
      Sectonia: (first battle) Now then, hero of the lower world. On behalf of the incompetent people of this country... You would wish harm against the queen who shall rule everything? Very well... Then you shall soon regret your folly. Kneel before us, Sectonia, queen of all creation... Worship us, whose beauty rivals a god's... And sacrifice everything to us!!
      Sectonia: (second battle) Kuffufu... fu...... We... see... As expected... of the hero... guided by... the World Tree... If that's so... then behold... The beauteous... art of puppetry...! The World Tree... that has guided... the two of you here... We shall... become... one with it! Florald, the lower world... And this entire planet... Shall serve as our sustenance... forevermore... Consider it... an honor!!
  • Bad Boss: Her Establishing Character Moment involves her trying to off Taranza for failing her by blasting him with magic, sending him falling over the wrecked balcony. It even extends into her boss fight — she'll summon Antlers to assist her during the fight, and if they are still on the field when she attacks, then she'll uncaringly attack them as well. She's also willing to sacrifice the kingdom of Floralia and use her own subjects as an eternal source of sustenance after she fuses with the Dreamstalk to become a "goddess", presumably not caring if this includes servants like Taranza, who was loyal to her until the very end.
  • Battle Boomerang: One of Soul of Sectonia's attacks involves flinging petal-shaped booomerangs around herself, mimicking Marx Soul's own.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Her appearance in Planet Robobot as a clone reveals that she was once a spider-like creature like Taranza, and she was beautiful in a cute, adorable way. She was once The High Queen of Floraria who ruled with a kind heart... until Taranza brought her the Dimension Mirror as a gift, which slowly corrupted her and instilled in her an obsession for beauty and power.
  • Beauty Is Bad: She is a regal and beautiful Queen, but she is truly a villainous psychopath who is so obsessed with beauty that she committed numerous atrocities to make herself more beautiful — including fusing with the Dreamstalk to become a "goddess" and parasitizing off of numerous creatures for centuries to create the perfect body for herself, leading to her wasp-like appearance. Plause menu blurbs state that she wasn't always like this, but was driven mad after Taranza gifted her the Dimension Mirror, which contained the vengeful Dark Meta Knight.
  • Big Bad: Of Triple Deluxe. As the tyrannical queen of Floralia, Sectonia ruled over the People in the Sky with an iron fist, forcing them to seek help from a legendary hero in Dream Land. Mistaking Dedede for said hero, she orders her servant Taranza to kidnap him, leading Kirby to start his journey to both rescue his rival and save the oppressed Floralians. The post-game reveals that she was actually a benign queen before having her mind twisted by Dark Meta Knight through the Dimension Mirror.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: She's a giant bee who towers over Taranza, the similarly small Antlers, and everyone else, though she more closely resembles a wasp.
  • Blade Spam: One of her attacks with her rapiers is to do multiple stabs as she moves forward before ending it with a wide-arching slash.
  • Blow You Away: She can summon powerful winds that blow Kirby to different parts of her boss stages. She can also do so in her One-Winged Angel forms.
  • Body Surf: Sectonia's manipulation magic goes one step beyond Taranza's by allowing her to fuse with her victims. She uses this ability as her trump card when she's defeated in Triple Deluxe, possessing the Dreamstalk and transforming into a Botanical Abomination. Planet Robobot goes a step further and reveals she's been doing this for a thousand years, all in pursuit of the perfect body.
  • Botanical Abomination: After being defeated the first time, she merges with the Dreamstalk, which she also sends into overgrowth and begins visibly choking the life out of Planet Popstar. Not only that, she's content to consume her own kingdom as well, almost immediately burying her own castle in a tangle of vines. Beyond that, she can spawn eyes from any flower on any vine to personally see in that area.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Her bee/wasp form is very colorful, but she's a ruthless, narcissistic queen who is obsessed with beauty and has no problem treating her minions as disposable like what happaned with Taranza. Planet Robobot reveals that her original form as a spider like Taranza was dark-colored, but she was much nicer beforehand.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: In pursuit of her vain obsession with beauty, Sectonia has used her magic to prey on and steal the bodies of so many victims that she has forgotten her true form. This plays a large role in her Shapeshifter Identity Crisis as Sectonia Soul.
  • The Caligula: Sectonia is an extremely vain, authoritarian tyrant who is obsessed with her own beauty, and she's violently insane towards anyone who dares oppose her rule. Her madness is cast in another light at the end of the game, where it's stated that she's deteriorated into an Empty Shell who can barely cling to her wounded pride.
  • Call-Back: Many of Soul of Sectonia's attacks are taken directly from Drawcia Soul. Some are taken from Marx, too.
  • The Cameo: Appears in Planet Robobot as a sticker, a special costume for Spear Kirby in Battle Royale (with him wielding her red scepter as a spear), in one of the Stone transformations in her original form in Star Allies, as the Rarity 14 gear in Super Kirby Clash, as a rare outfit for Parasol in Fighters 2, and as two Dress-Up Masks in Return to Dream Land Deluxe, one based on her original form (nicknamed "Old Friend"), and one based on her wasp form.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her lightning attacks, fired from her gold scepter, are colored black.
  • Classic Villain: Sectonia represents Ambition, Pride, and Wrath. A despotic tyrant obsessed with beauty and power, her ultimate goal is to become a goddess, which would have involved becoming the Dreamstalk and choking the life out of Popstar and its inhabitants. She deals with minions who failed her by blasting them into oblivion, and responds to repeated defeats at the hands of Kirby with increasing fury. Her pride is such that even when she should have died, she brings herself back to life anyway just to try kill Kirby, even though she's reduced to an unliving creature with no sanity left. Naturally, she is brought down by her own pride, her unwavering ambitions, and her ill-treatment of her own subjects.
  • Combat Tentacles: In her merged form with the Dreamstalk, she can manipulate vines to impale Kirby (somewhat like Marx and Magolor's vine attacks). She also strangles Kirby with it after she's defeated the second time, but Dedede fortunately frees him by knocking him out of the vines with his hammer.
  • Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: Soul of Sectonia is one for Magolor Soul. Both are Empty Shells of the Big Bad (Magolor/Sectonia) after they have been heavily corrupted by golden artifacts (the Master Crown and the Dimension Mirror) which contain evil inside of them (the Master Crown is sentient, while Dark Meta Knight was still trapped in the Dimension Mirror), who are left to beg for Kirby to stop them as the fight goes on. However, Magolor Soul is Magolor's lifeless body controlled by the evil of the Master Crown who, despite his name, doesn't use any Soul-related attacks, while Soul of Sectonia is Queen Sectonia's vengeful, undead soul brought back by a desire to kill Kirby who almost exclusively uses Soul attacks during her second phase. Their appearances are also very similar, being monstrous creatures that consist of only a head with wings (Magolor's wings are from the Master Crown, while Sectonia's wings are naturally hers), jagged crowns, horns that curve downward (or in Sectonia's case, antennas), and red eyes (Magolor Soul has a red eye in his mouth, while Sectonia has red eyes). The Deluxe remake takes it one step further by giving Magolor Soul a new second phase in the True Arena which sees him going insane just like Sectonia (this time, from the Master Crown eating his soul) and having a new pause description written from his P.O.V just like with Soul of Sectonia in the Japanese version which expresses his pain and suffering.
  • Cool Crown: She wears a golden and blue crown with a pink heart-shaped gem on it. It looks more menacing as Soul of Sectonia, with spikier and more jagged edges and a black heart gem.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Revealed in Planet Robobot to have formerly owned a pair of these like Taranza.
  • Dance Battler: Implied in Planet Robobot; Star Dream compares her swordplay to a "beautiful dance".
  • Dark Action Girl: She does both magic and swordplay, and is her game's Big Bad.
  • Dark Is Evil: While she herself is a brightly-colored creature, both the Royal Road levels and her boss battles take place at night, with the full moon illuminating her during the latter. This symbolizes how her tyrannical reign cast a shadow over the oppressed people's of Floralia. Fittingly, her defeats and death scenes occur while the sun is rising.
  • Death Cry Echo: She'll cry out every time she's defeated. Her defeat as Soul of Sectonia seems to finalize this as she is killed for good, screaming before exploding into petals.
  • Determinator: If the True Arena, then oh hell yes. If The True Arena is to be believed, she went One-Winged Angel by fusing with the Dreamstalk, was beaten again in a long battle that ended with a giant laser to the face, survived that for long enough to get four Miracle Fruits, went against Kirby a third time, and when that failed, she ripped her own head off of the Dreamstalk, just so she could fight Kirby one last time.
  • Disappears into Light: Defeating Soul of Sectonia will cause her to explode in a storm of blue-violet petals.
  • Dual Wielding: Her main weapons pre-fusing with the Dreamstalk are two Magic Staffs and two Royal Rapiers.
  • Dub Name Change: Queen Sectonia is an alternate romanization. Sectonia Soul became Soul of Sectonia.
  • Empty Shell: The description of Soul of Sectonia calls her a pitiful husk (a "pathetic corpse" in the Japanese version) and states that there's not much of her left at this point.
  • Energy Weapon: Her One-Winged Angel forms, especially Soul of Sectonia, gain the ability to fire lasers at Kirby.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Taranza, who was her trusted servant and closest friend.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: Soul of Sectonia borrows a move directly from Drawcia Soul, combining her Deadly Bound and Deadly Sun attacks together by morphing into a giant red fireball.
  • Evil Old Folks: Sectonia Clone's pause description in Planet Robobot heavily implies that she's been around for about a thousand years, and she's a ruthless, egocentric queen who has no sympathy for any of her subjects.
  • Evil Overlord: Her rule was so bad that the Sky People planted the Dreamstalk in hopes of summoning a great hero who can help defeat her. She was once a kind ruler until her obsession with beauty — specifically, her frequent gazing into the Dimension Mirror — corrupted and twisted her.
  • Face–Heel Turn: She used to be a kind queen and one of Taranza's closest friends, but then she became obsessed with beauty due to the Dimension Mirror's influence, which led to her newfound cruelty towards her subjects.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Gives off an aura of grace and elegance, but does nothing but spit venom at those who anger her and treats her own subjects/subordinates like shit.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: An insect queen completely obsessed with beauty, which she equates to power, and is a dangerous fighter capable of wielding both magic and rapiers/staves.
  • Final Boss: She's one for the main story of Triple Deluxe.
  • Floating Limbs: She has only two of them, covered in High-Class Gloves. Planet Robobot reveals that she used to have six floating hands like Taranza before changing to her current two.
  • Flower Motifs: It doesn't come up until her "Flower Sectonia" and "Soul of Sectonia" battles, but after fusing with the Dreamstalk, she became associated with the plumeria flower, which the flower of the Dreamstalk resembles. The plumeria represents love (which might refer to her own love of herself; ironically, she's a really terrible ruler and her own subjects fear her) and also death (her Soul of Sectonia form depicts a rotted Dreamstalk with Sectonia's decomposing head in the middle of its flower).
  • Foreshadowing:
    • You can find banners and icons sporting her face adorning the Royal Road levels while you chase Taranza.
    • In Planet Robobot's Meta Knightmare Returns mode, the first clone that Meta Knight fights - Dark Matter Clone - briefly transforms into its true form, Real Dark Matter, before it explodes. Then you fight the clone of Sectonia and, surprise, she too has a "true form" - which resembled Taranza.
  • Foil: To King Dedede. Both are the powerful, prideful rulers of their respective kingdoms, but whereas Dedede learned from his greed, genuinely loves his people, and taught himself to fly by pushing his original body to its limits, Sectonia's pride has only grown worse over the years, cruelly imprisons and mistreats her own citizens, and parasitizes other life forms in pursuit of a new, perfect body.
  • Foul Flower: After fusing herself with the Dreamstalk, she becomes a Botanical Abomination.
  • Flunky Boss: She sometimes summons enemies called Antlers in her fights. These grant either Fire, Ice, or Spark depending on the color of the enemy (red, blue, and green, respectively). She'll also uncaringly hit them while trying to get to Kirby. As Soul of Sectonia, she summons yellow Lord Antler giants during the second phase.
  • Fragile Speedster: Soul of Sectonia's final form is very difficult to hit due to constantly Teleport Spamming all over the place, but has very low health to compensate.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Played for Drama. While she's called Sectonia Soul in the original Japanese version, the international versions call her Soul of Sectonia. While very dfferent for stepping away from the Theme Naming of every other Soul boss (sans Soul Forgo), her name can be abbreviated as S.O.S., which is usually a call for help. And what is Soul of Sectonia doing during her fight? Calling out to Kirby to put an end to her misery once and for all.
  • Fusion Dance: With the Dreamstalk. It's also implied that she had done this to countless other bodies in the past.
  • Gemstone Assault:
    • Downplayed in her first boss phase, where she summons a large diamond when down to half health, though it only serves as another arena. She can hurt Kirby if she smashes the diamond with her scepters while Kirby's still on it.
    • Played straight when fighting her clone in Planet Robobot, as she sometimes smashes the ground, which sends a fair-sized chunk of diamond sliding out to the sides which you have to jump over.
  • Giggling Villain: Frequently lets out a Noblewoman's Laugh during the boss fight. Soul of Sectonia upgrades this into Marx-like laughter.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: She appears with malevolently glowing white eyes, right before blasting Taranza into oblivion.
  • A God Am I: She declares herself the ruler of the heavens before her fight, or in Japanese and Korean, 万物の女王 'queen of all things'.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: The queen of Floralia and a narcissistic, despotic tyrant. She used to be a kind ruler, especially towards Taranza, but endless gazing into the Dimension Mirror corrupted her mind and turned her into the cruel, narcissistic tyrant she is now.
  • Grand Theft Me: Is said to have fed off of countless hosts and forgotten her true body, which according to Planet Robobot closely resembled Taranza's. The reasoning for this is related to her being a Vain Sorceress.
  • Green Thumb: Upon combining with the Dreamstalk. The limitlessness of this kind of power is played straight, with her threatening to choke out and devour all of Planet Popstar.
  • High-Class Gloves: A pair of floating ones as hands.
  • High Collar of Doom: Her neck is adorned with a Regal Ruff with pink and purple stripes, and she's the Big Bad of Triple Deluxe. Her collar as Soul of Sectonia has blue and dark purple stripes.
  • The High Queen: She was originally this to Floralia before the Dimension Mirror’s corrupting influence twisted her into a cruel despot.
  • Hoist by Her Own Petard:
    • Sectonia, if you didn't try to kill Taranza, maybe he wouldn't have betrayed you.
    • It happens again during the second phase of her boss fight; had she known what the Miracle Fruit can do in the hands of someone like Kirby, she wouldn't have ended up with a face full of Wave-Motion Gun that she tried firing at him.
  • Horned Humanoid: Planet Robobot implies she initially had a pair of horns like Taranza before changing into a wasp.
  • The Hyena: She seems to find her first battle with Kirby to be quite hilarious.
  • Impossible Hourglass Figure: Though as a wasp, this makes sense.
  • Insect Queen: She's the queen of all of Floralia.
  • Interface Spoiler: It's possible to get her keychain (by collecting every Sun Stone in the game) before one even goes to the final boss battle.
  • Just Eat Him: One attempted on the planet's entirety, at that; she merges with the Dreamstalk and declares her intent to feast on the planet and its populace for the rest of her potentially-endless life. It fails when Dedede and Taranza perform a Big Damn Heroes and give Kirby a Miracle Fruit, allowing the pink puff to defeat her in time.
  • Kick the Dog: The moment Taranza summons her, Sectonia sends him flying without a word, then insults him. In the Japanese and Korean versions, the word she uses can mean "disgraceful" or "ugly". The latter seems especially nasty, as she is obsessed with beauty.
    Sectonia (EN): Pitiful, Taranza. I have no use for a fool who cannot follow orders.
    Sectonia (JP): How hideous, Taranza... I have no need for such useless fools.
  • Knight of Cerebus: In true Kirby villain fashion, the game takes a darker turn when she takes center stage. Later turns tragic once you read the pause menu blurbs during her boss fights.
  • Lack of Empathy: Her beauty is the only thing that matters to her, and as such it's the very last thing she clings to on her last legs.
  • Lady of War: A Magic Knight version of one. She's graceful and composed, and she is both skilled in spellcasting and swordsmanship, with one of her weapons being rapiers.
  • Large and in Charge: She is much larger than her subjects. She also, predictably, is the strongest of them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: One of the major factors in her defeat is her own minion Taranza, who started aiding Kirby after she tried to kill him for his failure.
  • Laughing Mad: Her Noblewoman's Laugh evolves to insane giggling later during her battle as Soul of Sectonia, after she goes through a long Villainous Breakdown.
  • Legacy Boss Battle: A clone of her is the second secret boss of Planet Robobot.
  • Leitmotif: "Divine Beauty", a pompously grand yet sinister orchestral piece to go along with her image of a powerful, narcissistic, and evil ruler with megalomaniac ambitions.
  • Life Drinker: What she tried to do upon merging with the Dreamstalk, extending its vines throughout all of Planet Popstar so she can become a goddess by slowly feeding on everyone's life force for eternity. Thank God it didn't take.
  • Light 'em Up: She can fire light purple Energy Balls from her silver scepter.
  • Light Is Not Good: In a surprisingly stark contrast to previous Kirby villains, whose appearances and forms are themed after evil, darkness, and chaos, Queen Sectonia is themed after bees and flowers, which signify birth and rejuvenation especially in her final forms, and she is impressively more elegant than prior final bosses. Unfortunately, for someone with such a motif, Sectonia is definitely not one of the good guys.
  • The Lost Lenore: Despite her villainy and subsequent death with Taranza himself helping Kirby do the deed, she continues to motivate and otherwise influence Taranza in his other appearances past her debut. Return to Dream Land Deluxe even names the mask based on her original form "Old Friend".
    • One instance can be seen at the end of his character trailer for Star Allies, where after Taranza summons a shadowy copy of Queen Sectonia to blast the area with lightning, the music fades out as he dashes and leaps at it only for her to vanish before he can reach her. He then starts wiping what is implied to be tears from his eyes before moving onward.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: In her One-Winged Angel form; she only does this in the Story Mode. Her flower drones attack with swarms of missiles, which Kirby has to inhale and keep them on his mouth, because Sectonia herself will then fire an absolutely gigantic missile at Kirby that he has to deflect with the previous smaller missiles.
  • Made of Iron: For one, at least in The True Arena, she took a deflected Wave-Motion Gun to the face and still remained alive for long enough to eat four Miracle Fruits to come Back from the Dead.
  • Magic Knight: She's skilled in spellcasting, especially summoning. Supplementary material also reveal that her current wasp-like appearance was the result of her using forbidden magic to fuse herself with various hosts in order to make herself more beautiful. She's also no slouch in using rapiers, and she can enhance this with Teleport Spam. Star Dream describes her swordplay as "a beautiful dance".
  • The Man Behind the Man: Or woman, in this case, for Taranza.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • According to Word of God, Sectonia's name is a portmanteau of "insect" and "near" to show that she's not quite an insect as she appears. Planet Robobot implies that she used to resemble a spider (i.e an arachnid, not an insect) like Taranza, but years of dabbling in forbidden magics and performing Fusion Dances with countless hosts gave her the wasp-like form she currently has.
    • Kirby's Dream Buffet gives her the name Joronia, which is both a reference to the Jorō spider and a possible nod to the jorōgumo, a spider-like youkai that takes the form of a beautiful woman.
  • Meaningful Rename: Kirby's Dream Buffet, of all places, implies that she was once known as "Joronia" before her transformation into a parasitic wasp.
  • Mercy Kill: Pause menu blurbs for Soul of Sectonia imply that Taranza has realized the best friend he once knew is too far deep in her own insanity to be saved, so he tells Kirby to give Sectonia her "final beauty sleep". The Japanese and Korean versions have Sectonia herself begging Kirby to kill her because she doesn't recognize herself or her friends anymore. This was foreshadowed with the name of the final stage, "Eternal Dreamland", which was supposed to be symbolic if not for the translation of Kirby's home country being Dream Land internationally.
  • Mix-and-Match Critters: Planet Robobot says her DNA (taken from one of Dreamstalk's petals) contains traces of species spanning a thousand years. The writers previously stated that she uses magic to possess new hosts, and the wasp-like body was only her most recent body, but seeing as how she combines the wasp-like body with the Dreamstalk, it seems the wasp body is actually already a combination of creatures Sectonia has taken the body of.
  • Modified Clone: The clone of Sectonia made by Star Dream has some slight changes that differentiate her from the original; the most noticeable change is that the Wicked Heart Symbols on her outfit have a crack down the middle, resembling Star Dream's own emblem. The blue parts of her body are also changed to purple, she lacks a shine in her eyes, and she defaults to using swords instead of staves.
  • Narcissist: Obsessed with beauty, which she equates to power. Her own castle even has images made in her likeliness. Her constant gazing into the Dimension Mirror corrupted her into becoming this trope.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: Does this frequently. It later evolves to Laughing Mad during the Soul of Sectonia battle.
  • Ominous Pipe Organ: Played during some notes of the music played in the cutscene before fighting her when she makes her appearance, and the battle theme played in her first phase (which also contains heavy metal in it).
  • One to Million to One: Soul of Sectonia's rain of nectar attack, much like Drawcia Soul and Marx Soul before her.
  • One-Winged Angel: She turns into a grander form after she's defeated by fusing herself with the Dreamstalk, which lets her control it.
  • Parasites Are Evil: According to Sectonia Vine's pause description, Sectonia comes from a race of parasites that leech energy from other beings until they can be controlled, and as the Big Bad, she is certainly evil. Sectonia Soul's description notes that she has "fed off countless hosts" — presumably to steal their bodies for herself — to the point of giving herself a Shapeshifter Identity Crisis.
  • Planimal: After combining herself with the Dreamstalk, she became half-plant, half-insect.
  • Platform Battle: During the second phase of her battle, she'll forcefully bring Kirby onto a floating diamond platform outside the castle, with a Bottomless Pit on each side. In her One-Winged Angel form fight, the battleground is made of floating platforms. Every time she loses a fraction of her health, she'll pull Kirby into another platform with one, then two, and finally three holes on them. Once Kirby enters the Hypernova phase, however, the platforms will all be filled.
  • Press X to Not Die: Mashing the Control Pad is critical during the cutscene where Kirby does a Beam-O-War with her laser in her final form in the story mode.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Her color scheme is mostly purple, and her magic summoning circles are pink-purple as well. Her DX form is also colored purple, with more emphasis on red. Her clone version is even more purple (as was Dark Matter Clone before her). She's also a powerful magic user and fighter, and the game's Final Boss.
  • Ramming Always Works: As Soul of Sectonia, one of her new attacks is taken directly from Drawcia Soul, where she tries to ram into Kirby as a giant flaming fireball.
  • Rank Scales with Asskicking: A powerful mage and warrior, and also the queen of Floralia.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Planet Robobot suggests that she's at least 1,000 years old. The English version says that Sectonia Clone's data "contains elements of creatures spanning a period of 1,000 years". The Japanese version instead says it is "comprised of 1000 years' worth of data on various organisms", which implies she is far, far older than that.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Both her DX form in Dededetour and True Arena, and her final form as Soul of Sectonia, have dark red eyes.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Just before fusing herself with the Dreamstalk, she promises Kirby that, "Its bloom will be your doom!"
  • Rings of Death: Fires golden rings during her boss fight.
  • Royal Rapier: She's the queen of Floralia who can convert her staves into rapiers to stab with.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's got no problems with getting her hands dirty if the situation calls for it.
  • Sanity Slippage: Deconstructed and played for drama. Soul of Sectonia's pause-screen descriptions imply this, stating that being defeated by Kirby, combined with her hunger for power, has left her insane, and the only thing she can cling to is her vanity. Taranza recognizes that the queen he knew is too far gone at this point, and tells Kirby to kill her, while the Japanese and Korean versions have Sectonia begging Kirby to kill her because she doesn't recognize even herself anymore.
  • Screaming Warrior: Her One-Winged Angel forms have her roaring before attacking Kirby.
  • Sequential Boss: Due to her being a Final Boss. In Story Mode, she has a total of four sequences: her normal form, then the "shooting through vines" section, Flowered Sectonia, and finally Hypernova vs Flowered Sectonia (the second and the fourth are omitted in The Arena). In The True Arena, you fight Sectonia DX, then after Shadow Dedede and Dark Meta Knight's Revenge, 2 consecutive phases of Soul of Sectonia.
  • Shadow Archetype: To King Dedede. She's everything he would be if he lacked any compassion and respect for his minions note , was consumed by his Greed (or in Sectonia's case, Pride), note  and was driven mad by his desire to finally defeat Kirby note .
  • Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: In order to create her current, "beautiful" body, Sectonia has possessed countless hosts over hundreds of years. In the Japanese and Korean versions, Soul of Sectonia laments that she can no longer remember her true form, and she begs Kirby to kill her.
    Sectonia Soul: I have preyed on countless hosts, and possessed so many... that I can no longer remember which of them is my true shape. Now, I cannot hear the voice that called to me anymore. Before this night ends, give me... eternal rest...
  • Shock and Awe: One of her attacks has her fire black lightning at Kirby from her gold scepter. In her One-Winged Angel form, she gains the ability to drop down electrical coconuts down on the stage which give the Spark ability when inhaled.
  • The Sociopath: Due to her corruption by the Dimension Mirror, she becomes a selfish being willing to destroy all of Dream Land with the Dreamstalk for the sake of her own personal beauty.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: She's the Queen of Floralia and a skilled mage, but she's also a tyrant who treats her subjects and servants terribly.
  • Spared By Adaptation: Like many others, she shows up just fine and dandy on Kirby's twitter.
  • Spider People: Her boss battle in Planet Robobot implies that she once closely resembled Taranza before years of dabbling with Grand Theft Me changed her appearance.
  • Staff of Authority: She holds one in each hand.
  • Start of Darkness: She didn't become a cruel and narcissistic tyrant until she started looking at her own reflection in the Dimension Mirror (which was a gift from Taranza). The Dimension Mirror slowly corrupted her into madness by preying on her insecurities, slowly making her obsessed with beauty and power.
  • Summon Magic: A third of her attacks in her boss fight is summoning diamonds and Antlers.
  • Teleport Spam: Does this during the boss fight. She actually manages to abuse it more than her predecessors. As Soul of Sectonia's final form, she actually has less HP than most other bosses to compensate for it making her so difficult to hit.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Her true form (seen after defeating her clone in Planet Robobot, as one of Stone Kirby's transformations in Star Allies, and as an unlockable mask in Return to Dream Land Deluxe) mostly resembles Taranza, but is differentiated by longer hair and prominent mascara.
  • This Was His True Form: When Meta Knight defeats her clone in Planet Robobot, she briefly turns into a Taranza-like form before exploding.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: A wasp queen who dwarfs her spider minion, Taranza. Averted before her transformation; she used to be a spider critter who was the same size as Taranza, until the Dimension Mirror influenced her to make herself more beautiful with some forbidden magic (i.e possessing other creatures).
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Sectonia used to be a respectable ruler who was once friends with Taranza. That is, until gazing into the corrupted Dimension Mirror drove her insane with vanity and led her to a conquest for godhood.
  • Tragic Villain: She was once a kind and fair ruler who was also Taranza's best friend. But after Taranza bestowed her the Dimension Mirror as a gift, she fell under its corrupting influence as the Dimension Mirror preyed on her insecurities, slowly turning her into a vain, monstrous tyrant. After her plans to become a goddess are foiled by Kirby, she goes off the deep end, becoming the cackling Soul of Sectonia. The Japanese and Korean blurbs reveal that she's become so insane that she doesn't recognize even herself anymore and outright begs Kirby to kill her.
  • True Beauty Is on the Inside: In the Japanese version, Queen Sectonia DX's pause description notes that while she has transformed into a "bewitching villainess", she has "gradually turned her heart hideous" through her relentless, body-hopping pursuit of physical beauty.
  • True Final Boss: Soul of Sectonia is fought only in The True Arena as the last boss.
  • Undeathly Pallor: In contrast to Sectonia's vibrant purple, pink, dark blue, and yellow color scheme, Soul of Sectonia is mostly colored with blues and dark blues, with her Dreamstalk form bearing rotted petals. She gained this look from eating four Miracle Fruits, which brought her back from death's door, but as a living corpse.
  • Vain Sorceress: She wields two magical staves, a lot of magic, and she is completely obsessed with her own beauty. According to Word of God, she used to look like her insectoid underlings (more specifically like Taranza, based on her clone in Planet Robobot), but she used magic (specifically, possessing other creatures) to change her appearance to something much more beautiful, especially after the Dimension Mirror made her obsessed with beauty.
  • Vampiric Draining: According to one of her pause screens, Sectonia's species survives by draining the energy from other life-forms until they're weak enough to be controlled.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Twice.
    • The entirety of the second battle with her is this. For the majority of the fight, she remains as calm and elegant as usual, but after being beaten back the first time, she attempts to squeeze the life out of Kirby in a rage. Then Dedede and Taranza pull their Big Damn Heroes moment and give Kirby the Hypernova ability, at which point she pretty much snaps and tosses every attack she can throw at Kirby as the pink puffball tears through her defenses and eventually defeats her.
    • By the time of the "Soul of Sectonia" battle, she has lost everything but her vanity, and the defeats she has suffered have reduced her to a giggling madwoman who will stop at nothing until she has Kirby's Waddling Head on a platter. The Japanese and Korean pause screen blurbs reveal that she's become so insane that she couldn't recognize her friends, or even herself anymore.
  • Villainous Valor: Sure, she's a villain, but one can't help but admire her determination. First, she faces off against Kirby herself, and though beaten, she stays alive long enough to fuse with the Dreamstalk. And when her One-Winged Angel form is beaten, twice, she remains alive long enough to eat four Miracle Fruits to revive herself just so she could fight Kirby again. This girl's got guts. Not to mention that despite being beaten yet again in that form, she detaches from the dying Dreamstalk to keep on fighting. Oh, and by "detaching", we mean ripping off her own head.
  • Villain Teleportation: An evil queen who can teleport at will. Like most Kirby bosses, the ability comes with a spam button.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her existence is never hinted at until late in the game. Especially Soul of Sectonia. The reveal of her original form through her clone in Planet Robobot is even worse.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: In her One-Winged Angel form, she can summon Attack Drones that fire huge lasers. It's what ultimately does her in after Kirby gains Hypernova and proceeds to inhale the damn thing before firing it back at her.
  • We Have Reserves: She can kill any Antler that she's just summoned through the use of her attacks, plus she can summon as many more as she wants, just so she can wipe them out again if she feels like it.
  • Who Needs Their Whole Body?: After being beaten the first time, Soul of Sectonia rips her own neck off the Dreamstalk, leaving her with nothing more than her head and wings.
  • Wicked Heart Symbol:
    • Has, along with a heart emblem on her chest, tiny hearts adorning her sinister Requisite Royal Regalia and her wings. Quite fittingly, she's a rather Narcissistic villain.
    • Her clone, meanwhile, has said chest heart emblem being cracked in the middle. It's a byproduct of her being made by Star Dream, which possesses a similar cracked heart emblem.
  • Wicked Wasps: Word of God even states that she's based on parasitic wasps; this is reflected in her ability to possess other creatures, i.e becoming a "parasite".
  • Winged Humanoid: By virtue of being an anthropomorphic bee.
  • Yellow Lightning, Blue Lightning: Sectonia's scepter can fire black lightning.
  • Yin-Yang Bomb: Fires black lightning from the gold staff and orbs of light from the silver staff.
  • You Have Failed Me: Attempts this on Taranza. It bites her in the ass later.

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The vain and ruthless wasp queen of Floralia. Sectonia will stop at nothing to destroy the legendary hero who has been prophesied to challenge her rule.

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