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The specific antagonistic groups of the Kirby games.

There are some unmarked spoilers below, even outside the Walking Spoiler characters, so reader discretion is advised.


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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

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 enemies.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!.
  • 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.
  • Evil Twin: To the real Meta Knight, obviously.
  • 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 version of Triple Deluxe says 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.
  • 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, 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, 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 version 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 "...".
  • 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 and is implied to only help because he wants the Jamba Hearts for himself.
    • 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.
  • 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.

    Dark Mind 

Debut: Kirby & the Amazing Mirror

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 a Void reincarnation of some kind 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: Like most Kirby villains, 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.
  • 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

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

  • An Axe to Grind: After his hammer is destroyed in his first phase, he summons a poleaxe just like Taranza-controlled Masked Dedede's.
  • 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.
  • Drop the Hammer: Just like Dedede's Masked persona, he uses a mechanical hammer that launches fire jets and missiles.
  • 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 version 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 texts 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.
  • Spam Attack: In his second phase, he has an attack where he swings his axe multiple times while slowly moving.
  • 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 Bonus Bosses in an 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.


Debut: Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Voiced by: Hirokazu Ando

"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.
  • 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!": He says this when Kirby defeats Masked Dedede, but only in the Japanese version.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hurting Hero: Implied by the end of his character trailer for Star Allies. After summoning 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, we can see his mouth open for wide smiles during even more situations where he shouldn't be smiling.
  • 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.
  • 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 to knock off all the Waddle Dees that protected Dedede. It's also used 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
Click here to see her fused with the Dreamstalk 
Click here to see Soul Of Sectonia 

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 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.
  • Assist Character: In Star Allies, Taranza can summon her to rain down lightning.
  • 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.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: A powerful magic user, and a capable fighter. Also the queen of Floralia.
  • 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. However, under all that air of beauty, grace, and control is a psychopath who really hates to lose. This is best seen during her Villainous Breakdown, where she becomes increasingly unhinged and hell-bent on killing Kirby at all costs.
  • Back from the Dead: Soul of Sectonia is Sectonia after she is obliterated by Kirby's Hypernova Beam and, in her dying throes, eats four Miracle Fruits in a desperate final bid to defeat Kirby. She becomes stronger, but she's lost most of her mind in the process.
  • Background Boss: Her One-Winged Angel forms barely interacts with the foreground for most of the battle. She takes damage whenever Kirby hits the flower drones without touching Sectonia directly.
  • Badass Boast: Loves giving these out.
    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 version.
    Sectonia: (first battle) Now then, hero of the lower world. On behalf of the incompetent people of this country... You would strike back against the queen who governs them all? Very well... Then, you would do well to regret your own folly. Bow before me, Sectonia, queen of all creation, whose beauty rivals the gods... Worship me... Give everything to me!!
  • Bad Boss: It's pretty much her Establishing Character Moment when she tries to off Taranza for failing her. 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, mimicking Marx Soul's own.
  • Beauty Is Bad: She is as evil as she is beautiful, and being driven mad by the Dimension Mirror has made her obsessed with beauty.
  • 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: A giant bee, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, and a special costume for Spear Kirby in Battle Royale (with him wielding her red scepter as a spear).
  • Casting a Shadow: Her lightning attacks, fired from her gold scepter, are colored black.
  • Classic Villain: Represents Ambition, Pride, and Wrath. She also has a very intricate and colorful design, successfully kidnaps a hero of Dream Land through her lackey Taranza and nearly chokes the life out of Popstar as the Dreamstalk, has an epic Final Battle against Kirby illuminated by the moon, and is eventually brought down by her own Bad Boss tendencies.
  • Cloning Blues: In Planet Robobot, Star Dream creates a copy of her for Meta Knight to battle with.
  • 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.
  • Cool Crown: Wears a golden and blue crown with a pink heart-shaped gem on it.
  • 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.
  • 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: Wields two Magic Staffs and two Royal Rapiers.
  • Dub Name Change: Queen Sectnia is an alternate romanization. Sectonia Soul became Soul of Sectonia.
  • Empty Shell: The description of Soul of Sectonia calls her a pitiful husk 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 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.
  • 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, 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 version, 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): Unsightly, Taranza... I have no need for such a useless fool.
  • 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.
  • 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 original Japanese has 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 translations.
  • 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.
  • 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. The Japanese version is more ambiguous, using the word kiseishi (which can mean "regulate" or "parasitize" depending on the kanji) to describe her species' actions.
  • 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.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Planet Robobot suggests that she's about 1,000 years old.
  • 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 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 original Japanese has 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, Flower Sectonia, and finally Hypernova vs Flower Sectonia (the second and the fourth are omitted in The Arena). In the True Arena, you fight Sectonia DX, then 2 phases of Soul of Sectonia.
  • Shapeshifter Identity Crisis: In order to create her current, "beautiful" body, Sectonia has possessed countless hosts over hundreds of years. In the Japanese version, Soul of Sectonia laments that she can no longer remember her true form, and she begs Kirby to kill her.
  • Shock and Awe: One of her attacks has her fire black lightning at Kirby from her gold scepter.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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 original Japanese blurbs reveal that she's become so insane that she doesn't recognize even herself anymore and outright begs Kirby to kill her.
  • True Final Boss: Soul of Sectonia is fought only in The True Arena as the last boss.
  • 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 menu 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.
  • 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.

Haltmann Works Company

An ambitious Mega-Corp that terrorizes Planet Popstar and its hero Kirby through its plans to mechanize the entire galaxy for massive intergalactic profit.
See here for Haltmann Works Company character entries.

Jambandran Religion

A mysterious religious sect banished to the edge of the galaxy aeons ago in an enormous Planet Spaceship called Jambandra Base. Its adherents worship the Jamba Heart, a crystalline heart that serves as a vessel for their dark god, Void Termina. A failed ritual of theirs kicks off the plot of Kirby Star Allies.

MAJOR WARNING! Void Termina is a Walking Spoiler to end all other Walking Spoilers, so not only is his entry completely unmarked, but we beg you to proceed with extreme caution, as his relevance spans the entire Kirby franchise. This is your last warning.

    The Three Mage-Sisters 

Debut: Kirby Star Allies

Voiced by: Reina Ueda (Francisca), Rie Takahashi (Flamberge), Ryōka Yuzuki (Zan Partizanne)
From left to right: Francisca, Zan Partizanne, and Flamberge

"It seems the fated time is here at last. We, the three Mage-Sisters, will bring this battle to its end... ONCE AND FOR ALL!"

A trio of powerful mages who serve Lord Hyness, leader of the cult of Jamba Heart (no official name). Zan Partizanne is the Lightning General, Flamberge is the Blazing General, and Francisca is the Frozen General. They seek to recover the missing Jamba Heart pieces that were scattered across Planet Popstar due to the ritual going awry. They command a flying fortress called Jambastion.

  • An Axe to Grind: Francisca's main weapon is an axe designed to resemble a snowflake.
  • Aerith and Bob: Francisca is a normal name that's also shared with a throwing axe type, Flamberge is a rather exotic name normally only used for a type of medieval sword, and Zan Partizanne is an utterly bizarre made-up name that at best references the Partisan spear.
  • Amazon Brigade: They're Hyness' generals, and they're all female.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Flamberge has a noticeably darker skin tone than Francisca and Zan Partizanne.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Flamberge and Francisca are shown to be incredibly close to each other and constantly reference each other in a somewhat romantic fashion in their pause texts (particularly Flamberge's). Kumazaki even suggests that their bond could be deeper than just close comrades. That said, due to the two being Ambiguously Related and there being no direct confirmation, it's unclear if their relationship is actually romantic or familial in nature.
  • Ambiguously Related: Hyness' pause description says that the three are sisters; however, the English loanword as used in Japanese is more often used for nuns (i.e. sisterhood), and the word is not used in all other languages that lose the double meaning. Note that Hyness is called an "Officiant". A post on the Nintendo Switch Kirby Star Allies channel brings up both possible meanings of "sister" and does not say which one is correct.
    The Jambastion Mages, who are boss Generals, are referred to as "three sisters" in one of the pause screens.
    So are they actually siblings or members of a sisterhood of mages? Just like Kirby and Meta Knight's secrets, this is another mystery that stirs the imagination!
    • However, a Play Nintendo poll interprets "Francisca and her sisters" as a set of siblings, so there is at least some official evidence that they are an actual family. In the third update of the game, though, their new boss texts in Soul Melter EX reveal that Hyness (mentioned as a "mysterious traveler") awakened their latent magical potential after finding each of them trapped by a natural disaster - lost in a blizzard and freezing to death, in the midst of an inferno, and climbing a tower during a vicious thunderstorm respectively. Unless they were the unluckiest sisters in the world in three completely different locations, it seems that the sisters are at least not blood relatives.
  • Arms and Armor Theme Naming: All three of them are named after weapons that they use. Francisca is named after a type of throwing axe, Flamberge is named after a type of sword, and Zan Partizanne is named after a Partisan spear.
  • A Twinkle in the Sky: This happens to both Francisca and Flamberge when you defeat them for the second time.
  • Badass Adorable: A trio of cute-looking nuns... who are also powerful warriors harboring what Hyness calls "the strongest of magic".
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The brief backstory for them (shown in Soul Melter EX) show that they were at the brink of death in separate places before a "mysterious traveler" (hinted to be Hyness) saved them, which explains their loyalty to their boss.
  • BFG: Flamberge's other weapon is a large cannon that can shoot out a stream of flame.
  • BFS: Flamberge's main weapon is a large Flaming Sword.
  • Blade on a Stick: Zan Partizanne's weapon is an electrified spear.
  • Blade Spam: Both Flamberge and Zan Partizanne have moves where they stab multiple times with their sword/spear respectively.
  • Boss Subtitles:
    • Francisca: Frozen General, Bringer of Icy Doom.
    • Flamberge: Blazing General, Bringer of Flame.
    • Zan Partizanne: Lightning General, Bringer of Shock.
    • The Three Mage Sisters: Repentant Retaliators.
  • Breakable Weapons: Francisca's soda gun, Flamberge's cannon, and Zan Partizanne's drums can all be broken, stunning them and leaving them open for more hits.
  • The Cameo:
    • The trio appear together as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
    • All three appear as residents of the village in Super Kirby Clash. Each one also appears as a collectible sticker.
  • Collector of the Strange: In her second encounter, Francisca implies that she collects things (which include living beings) by freezing them in a block of ice.
  • Color-Coded Elements: The colors of their hair and outfits match their respective elements.
  • Dark Action Girl: The three of them are very fierce warriors and are clearly not on the side of good.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Flamberge is Ambiguously Brown and has red hair, and fitting in with the trope description, she's a Fiery Redhead that's much more emotionally volatile compared to her sisters.
  • Deadly Lunge: Francisca's Dash Attack is her doing a lunging strike with her axe.
  • Death by Irony: All three Mage-Sisters were once saved from death by the very elements they now control. Francisca nearly froze to death, Flamberge nearly died in an inferno, and Zan nearly killed herself by getting struck by lightning.
  • Death from Above: Francisca can scatter ice crystals from above, and Zan Partizanne can create a mini lightning cloud that shoots out lightning from above.
  • The Dragon: Out of the three of them, Zan's the leader, is fiercely loyal to their master, Lord Hyness, and is the last obstacle Kirby and his squad have to face in order to stop him.
  • Dragon Their Feet: In Heroes in Another Dimension, you fight the three of them simultaneously after you beat Hyness first. This trope probably counts most for Zan, considering she is The Dragon to Hyness.
  • Dual Boss: In the special game mode (after an update) Heroes in Another Dimension, the three of them are fought at once as bosses.
  • Dub Name Change: Francisca, Flamberge and Zan Partizanne were originally Fran Kiss, Fran Rouge and Zan Parltizanne in Japanese.
  • Elemental Hair Colors: Their hair colors match their Color-Coded Elements and clothes (yellow for the zappy Zan Partizanne, red for the fiery Flamberge, and blue for the frosty Francisca.)
  • Elemental Weapon: All of their weapons are imbued with the power of their corresponding element.
  • Evil Laugh: Zan lets out a truly impressive one as she prepares to bring the entire Jambastion crashing down on Kirby's head.
  • Fiery Redhead: Flamberge has power over fire and suitably has the hair color and temper to match.
  • Final Boss: After Kirby defeats Corrupt Hyness, the (also-Corrupt) Mage Sisters team up and fight you as a trio at the end of Heroes in Another Dimension.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Each one holds power over one of these elements. Flamberge is the Flame General, Francisca is the Ice General, and Zan Partizanne is the Lightning General.
  • Floating Limbs: None of them have arms.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Three of the most powerful sorceresses in the universe were once nothing more than three young girls brought to within an inch of their lives within their harsh elemental environments before Hyness found them.
  • Giggling Villain: Francisca giggles quite a bit, particularly when using her Soda Gun. It fits her as the most girlish of the three.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: They all suffer this in the second phase of Hyness' fight when he summons them, drains their life force to replenish his own health, and uses their unconscious bodies as weapons.
  • Hades Shaded: Flamberge has both red hair and tan complexion.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: It's pretty easy to make Flamberge mad, especially if it involves Francisca's well-being.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: They all deeply care about one another. In particular, Flamberge is very protective of Francisca and gets very upset if she is hurt... although with those two, the "heterosexual" part is debatable.
  • Hot-Blooded: Flamberge, fittingly enough, is easily angered.
  • Human Sacrifice: Hyness sacrifices them and himself to revive Void Termina.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Flamberge has a move where she tries to Sword Plant onto your friends, one by one; if they get hit, they'll get skewered with the sword like shish kebab before she swings her sword to throw them at you.
  • Interrupted Suicide: Some flavor text in the Japanese version heavily implies that Zan Partizanne climbed a tower in the middle of a thunder storm so she could be struck by lightning and die, but Hyness revived her and gave her new purpose.
  • Instrument of Murder: Zan Partizanne's other weapon is a trio of drums that fire orbs of electricity.
  • Jerkass: Zan is quite rude on the Internet. In this tweet, she makes fun of Adeleine for having a big forehead, and she calls Ribbon a "juvenile fairy". In-game, Zan responds to her first defeat by trying to bring the whole fortress down on Kirby's head and absconding with the Jamba Heart piece.
  • Keigo: Francisca's dialogue in the Japanese version never slips out of formal Japanese, even as she's threatening to freeze Kirby into a block of ice.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: After defeating Zan Partizanne the first time at Jambastion, she takes the Jamba Heart piece and decides to have the last laugh by having the fortress collapse on Kirby and the heroes.
  • Leitmotif: The "Song of Supplication" for Francisca and Flamberge, "Forgotten Flash of Lightning" for Zan Partizanne.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: Zan Partizanne's first defeat has her shatter Jambastion's core, causing the entire fortress to start falling apart around Kirby and his friends.
  • Logical Weakness: They all follow the rule of Elemental Rock–Paper–Scissors:
    • Francisca, a mage with power over ice, is vulnerable to fire and electricity. In particular, if you attack with electric abilities while she's using her soda gun attack, the electricity will conduct through the water and electrocute her, stunning her for free hits.
    • Flamberge, a mage with power over fire, is vulnerable to wind and water. If you put out the fuse on her cannon before she fires it, the cannon will blow itself up, stunning her.
    • Zan Partizanne, a mage with power over lightning, is vulnerable to water. Conducting water through her drums makes them overheat and explode, stunning her.
  • Magic Knight: They're more "mage" than "knight", but they're all capable of melee combat with their primary weapons.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The good ending of Heroes of Another Dimension has Kirby revive the fallen Mages with the power of the collected hearts. When they come to, they glance around and notice what the Jamba Heart's corruption has done to the world around them, Hyness, and finally themselves. They take a moment to sadly realize the consequences before reconciling with Kirby.
  • No Mouth: Their mouths seem to be covered by their collars.
  • Nun Too Holy: All of them, to some degree. Francisca freezes and collects living creatures, Flamberge has a Hair-Trigger Temper, and Zan Partizanne will gladly cause a planet-sized Jambastion to crumble with little visible regard for all the Mooks this would put in danger after losing to Kirby.
  • Palette Swap: Like many other bosses in Heroes in Another Dimension, they sport different color schemes; their black outfit is now white, for one.
  • Personality Powers: Flamberge is a mage with power over fire and has a temper to match.
  • Power Floats: All of them mainly float in midair due to lacking any visible legs.
  • Precision F-Strike: Flamberge and Zan Partizanne throw out a "Jamblasted" in their quotes. In Japanese, it's "Jamaddamn". Then there's the internal filename for Flamberge's animation for when she gets angry, which reads as "God Damn It".
  • Promoted to Playable: They become playable in the third Dream Friends update.
  • Psycho Electro: Zan Partizanne is the most fanatical of the three, which is complemented by her lightning powers. She's also callous enough to blow up her own fortress after Kirby defeats her, and her pause screen in Soul Melter EX heavily implies she was unstable and suicidal even before she joined Hyness's Apocalypse Cult.
  • Recurring Boss: They're all fought twice: once in Jambastion, and once more in different planets. They're also fought at the end of Heroes of Another Dimension.
  • Recurring Boss Template: While they all appear in the same game, each Mage-Sister's boss fight uses variations on the same couple of moves - basic melee, Dash Attack, elemental weapon attack, and elemental Wave-Motion Gun.
  • Rolling Attack: As Dream Friends, they have Sister Circle as their collective move, modeled after Friend Circle. When they activate it, the screen freezes and they make a circle formation before rolling around and pinballing off the screen.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Zan Partizanne has some impressive words for Kirby when she first meets him.
    Zan: At first I thought you to be just a simpleton with a knack for annoyance. Hmph! Now it is clear you are an interfering interloper!
  • Sibling Team: Possibly, if they really are sisters.
  • Slapstick Knows no Gender: During their second boss fights, Francisca and Flamberge get launched into space. During Hyness's boss fight, after draining their life forces, he uses all three mage sisters' bodies as bludgeons. As Dream Friends, they can suffer the same Amusing Injuries as Kirby and the other Dream Friends, such as Harmless Freezing and being Squashed Flat.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: Francisca speaks very calmly and politely as she threatens to "put Kirby on ice, forever". It's slightly more present in the Japanese version, which has her slip in a line not wanting to make pointless negotiations — but the word used for "negotiate", sesshou, can also mean "kill" depending on the kanji used.
  • Sore Loser: The first time Zan Partizanne is defeated, she stabs clean through the Jambastion's energy core, an action that causes the entire Jambastion to collapse, so she can get the last laugh. Literally.
  • Spam Attack: Zan Partizanne can perform her standing spear combo over and over.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: They all have Undying Loyalty to Hyness, even though he abuses them constantly and shows no care for their well being. Their (individual) bios in the Ultimate Choice's Soul Melter Extra difficulty showed that they became loyal to him (after he saved their lives) before he went insane - and still stayed loyal after that.
  • Summon to Hand: They're all capable of manifesting their weapons out of nowhere.
  • Super Speed: Being a mage of lightning, Zan Partizanne moves faster than her colleagues. You can also utilize her lightning warps as a Dream Friend.
  • Sword Beam: In a variant, Flamberge can shoot out a Spread Shot of Fireballs by swinging her sword.
  • Sword Drag: Francisca has a move where she drags her axe across the floor before she swings it up. It'll leave harmful ice patches on the floor. Flamberge has a similar move that leaves the ground in flames instead.
  • Sword Plant: Zan Partizanne has a move where she stabs from above with her spear.
  • Tag Team: In the battle against them at the end of Heroes of Another Dimension, they'll switch between each other, with two of them at most at the screen and the rest in the background. As playable Dream Friends, you can manually switch between the three by pressing Down+Attack; the switched-in sister will perform an attack during such.
  • There Is a God!: Before her second battle with the heroes, Flamberge remarks (at least in the Japanese version) that the fact that she's getting the chance to fight them again must be a reward from God for her daily prayers.
  • This Cannot Be!: Zan Partizanne's reaction to being defeated for the first time leaves her in disbelief wondering how she could have encountered such strong resistance on Popstar, which she considers measly and remote.
    Zan Partizanne: Ugh... Jam...blasted... Bah! How could there be such opposition on a measly and remote planet like this?!
  • This Is Unforgivable!: The first time Kirby fights Flamberge, she says this to him. Considering the fact that he beat up Francisca badly before meeting her, you could tell she has every reason to want to burn Kirby to a crisp.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works:
  • Tomboyish Voice: Flamberge's voice is the highest and raspiest of the three. Also a case of tomboyish dialogue, as she speaks the least formally of the three.
  • Town Girls: Francisa is femme, Flamberge is butch, and Zan Partizanne is neither.
  • Tragic Villain: All three of them were once normal young girls on the brink of death and exposed to the dangerous elements around them (Lightning for Zan, Fire for Flamberge and Ice for Francisca) before Hyness saved each of them on their last breaths by granting them the power to control the elements that were once killing them. Since then, they have followed him to the ends of the universe out of owing him their lives, even when insanity eventually overtook him and he started becoming more and more abusive.
  • Undying Loyalty: All three mages will defend Hyness to the bitter end, despite his obvious insanity; Zan Partizanne shows it more than the others. Soul Melter EX reveals that this is because he saved each of their lives when they were on the brink of death, giving them new purpose and awakening their magical abilities.
  • Unlockable Content: As Dream Friends, they're the only one(s) that have to be unlocked (by completing Heroes of Another Dimension), as opposed to being usable (either with Dream Rod, or in Ultimate Choice) from the start.
  • The Unpronounceable: At least in-universe, it's noted that Hyness can't remember how Zan Partizanne's name is pronounced.
  • Verbal Tic: They tend to use "jam" when speaking. It's apparently part of their alien language, as Hyness' pause description in Ultimate Choice shows.
  • Water Guns and Balloons: Francisca's other weapon is a water gun designed to resemble a soda bottle. Just like any soda bottle, she shakes it before firing a stream of water.
  • Water Is Womanly: While mainly An Ice Person, Francisca is also associated with water through her watery-blue hair and soda gun, and fittingly her personality has a more gentle, feminine touch to it, complete with Keigo speech in Japanese and giggling, unlike the more aggressive attitudes of Zan Partizanne and Flamberge. However, this is actually a Faux Affably Evil persona, with her being a Soft-Spoken Sadist who engages in collecting people she freezes alive and threatens Kirby in a very calm and polite tone.
  • Wave-Motion Gun:
    • By combining her drums with her spear, Zan Partizanne can fire a beam of lightning.
    • Flamberge can fire a large stream of flame from her cannon.
    • Francisca, with her soda gun, can fire a Reflecting Laser of water.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Aside from the Logical Weakness they have, Flamberge and Zan Partizanne are apparently also weak to Artist's brush attacks. The paint might've been watercolor.
  • We Meet Again: In their second encounters, each points out how they don't expect to meet Kirby again. Granted, Zan did try to kill Kirby by collapsing the whole Jambastion with him inside, so it could be a case of No One Could Survive That!
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It was unclear what happened to them at the initial end of the game. Hyness sacrifices them and himself to revive Void Termina, but during the fight with Void Termina's core, the heroes manage to free the four of them. Ultimately subverted in the official Twitter and in the mode "Heroes in Another Dimension", where it's revealed that they survived the encounter and began plotting to enter Another Dimension in search of another vessel of Void's.
  • Wicked Heart Symbol: Their cult symbol is an outline of a heart with wings and horns, and an eye in the middle. They also have hearts dangling on chains on their outfit, and outlines of hearts on their gloves.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: This applies to all of them, but one bit of info worth noting was that Zan in particular was scaling a tower in a lightning storm in desperation (the Japanese texts say she climbed the tower in an attempt to kill herself) before Hyness saved her.
  • You Are Fat: Flamberge and Zan Partizanne are fond of calling Kirby "the tubby pink one" in the Japanese version. In English this is adapted into Flowery Insults like "tiny ball of puffy pink mischief".


Debut: Kirby Star Allies

Voiced by: Shigeru Chiba
Hyness Unhooded (SPOILER WARNING!) 

"You see it now, don't you? Anyone who interrupts our revival ceremony... We must kindly ask that they... PLEASE DISAPPEAR FOREVER!"

The Big Bad of Star Allies. He is the insane leader of the cult of the Jamba Heart, a cult that worships a being he calls "the Dark Lord". He sought to revive him using the power of the Jamba Heart, but something went wrong with the ritual and pieces of the Jamba Heart scattered throughout the galaxy, some landing on Planet Popstar.

  • All Your Powers Combined: He can use the elements of the three Mage Sisters along with his own attacks.
  • Ambiguously Related: It's implied that he is related to the Ancients of Halcandra in some way, shown with his appearance and his ties to certain artifacts. He has pointy "ears" similar to the ones on Magolor's hood (Magolor being a native Halcandran), the Master Crown features in one of Void Termina's attacks, and one of the words in his language is "Lor", which the Lor Starcutter's name is derived from.
  • Angrish: He launches into this when you knock his hood off, likely yelling out all sorts of alien profanities.
  • Angry Dance: When Hyness's hood gets knocked off, he flies into a rage and makes a series of bizarre, dance-like motions before replenishing his health and starting the second phase of the battle.
  • Apocalypse Cult: He functions as the High Priest of one of these.
  • Apocalypse How: Considering he wants to eliminate everything in the universe with the dark god Void Termina, he classifies as a Class X-4. This could've eventually escalated into Class Z as well, given the revelation of Void's omniversal nature in Soul Melter EX.
  • Astral Finale: The place where you fight him (the Divine Terminus) is located at the edge of the universe.
  • Ax-Crazy: Hyness seems calm and composed at first, but it only takes a few seconds to see that this guy is clearly not right in the head, especially when his hood is knocked off. It's later deconstructed with the revelations in the Heroes in Another Dimension update, which show that he wasn't always crazy and even seems to have recognized he was losing it.
  • Badass Preacher: He may be evil, but he's one of the toughest bosses in the game, and by far the most difficult boss in the main story.
  • Bad Boss: Hyness doesn't care one bit about his generals. He slaps Zan out of the way as he approaches Kirby's team. That's not even mentioning the whole "using the generals' corpses as weapons and later sacrificing them" deal. It turns out that this wasn't always the case, as he used to care dearly for the generals but became single-minded over time, possibly because of his banishment and/or gradual corruption from the Jamba Heart.
  • Beat Them at Their Own Game: The second phase of the fight has him and the generals using Kirby's Friend Abilities against him. The difference is that while Kirby's Friends are conscious and willing, the three generals are entirely controlled by Hyness without any (visible) consent.
  • Berserk Button: Hyness' pause descriptions mention that he has a complex regarding his face. Sure enough, knock off his hood and he loses it completely.
  • Big Bad: Of Star Allies. Then along comes Void Termina...
  • Boss Subtitles:
    • "Officiant of Doom, Hyness".
    • "Fell Officiant, Corrupt Hyness".
  • Bowdlerise: Hyness refers to Void Termina as "God" in the Japanese version. In the English localization it's changed to "Dark Lord", making him seem more like the fanatical leader of a Religion of Evil than a once-benevolent High Priest who tragically went insane and started preaching about ending the world.
  • The Caligula: The leader of Jambandra is as batshit insane as he is willing to suck the life out of, and later sacrifice his own followers against their will. He wasn't always this far gone, but the trope still applies to his present-day self.
  • The Cameo: Appears as a resident of the village and a sticker in Super Kirby Clash.
  • Casting a Shadow: Hyness primarily attacks with orbs of dark energy.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Among the many signs that he's not there mentally, Hyness ends his rant by wishing his Dark Lord happy birthday.
  • Dark Is Evil: Corrupt Hyness wears a black and red cloak, but it still retains the gold linings. He also has dark blue skin.
  • Death from Above: Aside from summoning a column of lightning, he can also create a rune (resembling his cult's sigil) above his head that fires off multiple thin needles downward.
  • Don't Look At Me: He seriously, utterly hates people looking at his face, and as such always keeps it In the Hood. So naturally when it falls off during his boss fight and shows his really goofily ugly mug to Kirby and the player, his mind just breaks and he enters his next phase.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Corrupt Hyness seems even more unstable than he was in the main story, due to him being corrupted by the "darkness that escaped him" (i.e the Jamba Heart).
  • Dub-Induced Plot Hole: In the Japanese version, Hyness mentions that his people worship the "matter of darkness", whereas in the English localization, he says that they are the masters of it. The former makes a lot more sense, given Hyness worships Void Termina, who is heavily implied to be connected to Dark Matter.
  • Dub Name Change: His Japanese name is actually a direct transliteration of the English word "Highness". The English localization opted to spell it a bit different, to make it seem more like a name. Darkside Hyness also becomes Corrupt Hyness.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Hyness firmly sets up how cruel he is when he walks over to Kirby and friends. He bumps into the unconscious Zan Partizanne, comments that she's in his way, and smacks her across the room.
  • The Exile: His long-winded rant mentions how he and his followers (or his clan, in the Japanese version) were banished to the edge of the galaxy at some unknown date.
  • Expy: Hyness shares his backstory, personality and a similar physical appearance with Zant. Not only do they belong to an ancient civilization that was banished long ago due to their mastery of dark magic, but both are mysterious robed leaders whose mad devotion to an evil being drive the plot of the game. When confronted by the protagonist, they initially seem calm and confident, but soon break into a childish rant that reveals they are completely insane. Finally, their defeat marks the point when The Man Behind the Man is revealed, prompting the hero and his allies to band together for the final showdown. To top it off, the first real taste of just how insane they are happens the first time they're both fully unmaked - Hyness when his hood is removed, and Zant when he's found unmasked in the Palace of Twilight.
  • Fallen Hero:
    • Heroes in Another Dimension (and, indirectly, Soul Melter EX) seems to paint him as one of these.
    • While it's unknown if it happened during Hyness' own lifetime, his people did allegedly save the galaxy from a great crisis in the form of a "nightmare".
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Hyness can conjure pillars of fire, columns of lightning, and gales of icy wind during his boss fight.
  • For Doom the Bell Tolls: Hyness's themes prominently feature ominous bells. It's apparently inspired by gamelan music, according to the staff.
  • Gag Nose: His exposed face has a sizable schnoz. One tweet calls it "spiritual and amazing", perhaps one of the strangest ways to describe a nose in all of fiction.
  • Gold and White Are Divine: Possibly an intentional choice on his part, seeing as how in the original JP script, he referred to Void Termina as God instead of Dark Lord.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Being sealed away and banished to the edge of the galaxy hasn't exactly been kind to Hyness's sanity. He was once a Benevolent Mage Ruler before he went mad and became hell-bent on destroying the universe.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: He was somewhat crazy before, but Shinya Kumazaki stated in a Nintendo Dream interview that seeing the Jamba Heart for the first time caused Hyness' heart to spiral even further into madness.
  • Gonk: His true appearance behind the hood is that of a cartoonish imp-thing with bulging eyes and a very prominent nose.
  • Gratuitous English: In the Japanese version, he still wishes his god a very "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!"
  • Hades Shaded: As Corrupt Hyness, his skin goes from a bright blue-violet to nearly black.
  • Human Sacrifice: When he is defeated, he sacrifices his mages to Void Termina to resurrect him; when even their sacrifice is not enough, he sacrifices himself.
  • Human Shield: In the third phase of his boss fight, he may use his generals' bodies as a shield while he throws dark energy balls from behind them.
  • Inconsistent Coloring: Corrupt Hyness's robes are shown as a deep blackish-red in his splash screen, but the prominent blue lighting of Another Dimension makes them look navy blue instead.
  • Insane Equals Violent: Before going insane, he was a kind leader who ruled his people with their best interests in mind, even saving the Three Mage-Sisters from death and granting them their powers. After going insane, he's a crazed lunatic obsessed with avenging his clan and willing to do whatever it takes to destroy the universe and remake it anew.
  • Insufferable Genius: According to Shinya Kumazaki, he was actually designed with this kind of trope in mind. He is selfish and can be downright scary, but he is a genius when it comes to magic.
  • In the Hood: His face is covered in a hood for most of the game.
  • In Their Own Image: During his Motive Rant, he proclaims that once Void Termina destroys everything, Hyness can usher in "the age of awesome" and return his people to the history books.
  • Jump Scare: The way his true face is revealed after his hood is knocked off goes this way.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Downplayed; he's dangerous, menacing, has no redeeming traits, and is overall much more vile than the rest of the antagonists in the series... but he's also really silly, hammy, and childish, which balances out those other traits. He's also ultimately less evil and more uncontrollably insane (and he may be aware of this); he seemingly becomes lucid once he gets his own dosage of The Power of Friendship in "Heroes in Another Dimension".
  • Large Ham: He's a very emotive character. When he flies into his Motive Rant, he cannot keep his arms still.
  • Last of His Kind: Or one of the last, at least. Shinya Kumazaki mentioned in a Nintendo Dream interview that Hyness' people are on the brink of extinction due to their banishment and various conflicts they've had in the past.
  • Laughably Evil: He's awfully kooky for the leader of a cult bent on universal annihilation.
  • Leitmotif: While he isn't associated with any particular melody, most of the music associated with Hyness is inspired by gamelan, the percussion-heavy traditional music of Indonesia. His battle theme "Puppet Offering" adds a second one, a violin played sul ponticello for maximum spookiness. La follia d'amore, the battle theme that plays when Hyness loses his hood, turns the latter into a fast, frenetic violin solo.
  • Life Drain: Uses this on the three generals when his second phase kicks off, to get a new health bar. Subverted with Corrupt Hyness, who does the same thing... to lifeless logs dressed as the Three Mage-Sisters. As such, he doesn't recover any health.
  • Light Is Not Good: He wears a white robe that has gold linings, but in his current state, he's as far from good as you could get.
  • Magic Versus Science: According to Hyness, he is from a clan of magic-users, who where banished by a group of science-users who feared their powers.
    • Notably, in the Japanese version he also mentions that the science-users actually used to be friends of his people, before betraying them one day.
  • Marionette Motion: He moves his body in very unnatural ways, not unlike a puppet on a string, especially after Kirby knocks off his hood.
  • Mask of Sanity: While Hyness appears calm and quiet initially, he freaks out and launches into a large fast rant in Kirby's encounter against him. When his hood gets knocked off, he drops any pretense of sanity.
  • Mood-Swinger: He can go from unnervingly calm to erratic and crazy with barely any warning.
  • Motive Rant: When confronted by Kirby and the team, Hyness flies into a long, hard-to-read rant about his plans to revive Void Termina.
    Hyness: We are the masters of a power driven to the far reaches of the universe, and we have but one desire! Can one such as you possibly fathom how dearly we have clung to this dream across the aeons? How could you! You couldn’t! Never ever ever! We who once faced those who were in such fear of our power that they sealed us away and banished us to the edge of the galaxy! US! As if THAT loveliness wasn’t enough, they tried to erase our very existence from history! RUDE! Only through our magic were we able to overcome their science and achieve great prosperity! We alone were responsible for stopping that repulsive nightmare of a galactic crisis, yet this is how you repay us! This won’t stand! It won’t be forgiven! It won’t be forgotten! Never ever EVER! Those who called us mad, are you listening? You left us at the edge of the galaxy to be forgotten, then went along your merry way, probably living somewhere pretty and peaceful! But know this! Your future is a farce! You have none! We, masters of a matter most dark, vow to be restored, as foretold in the book of legend, which everyone thought was just a fairy tale! It WASN’T! We have already obtained the vessel that contains our Dark Lord, and he will soon awaken and shower us in compassion! Look! The vessel of our Dark Lord is filling up even as we speak! Now the time for his greatness to enter our world has come! Welcome to a new history! A new age! The age of awesome! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARK LORD! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Grace us, Gloriously Dark Looooooord!
  • Motor Mouth: Have you seen how long his Motive Rant is? He rolls it all off at lightning speed without a single slip of the tongue. Somebody calculated that Hyness speaks almost twice as fast as the current world record holder for the fastest-speaking person.
  • Never Say "Die": Shockingly averted in the Japanese version, where he becomes the first character in the games to explicitly use the word "die".note  The English localization plays it straight, having him say "disappear forever" instead.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: The sole reason why Kirby was alerted to his plan was because he botched the ritual to summon his Dark Lord, spreading the Jamba Heart pieces across the galaxy, including to Popstar and causing King Dedede to turn bad. It also gave Kirby his Friend Heart ability.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: If his Motive Rant is to be believed, his people were responsible for stopping a great galactic crisis that threatened his people at one point. Their former friends, fearing his power, responded by banishing them and removing their existence from the history books. No wonder he went crazy.
  • No Mouth: As revealed by his unhooded appearance, he doesn't seem to have a mouth.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: His goal is to destroy the entire universe through reviving Void Termina. He wants to seek vengeance on an unknown group who had previously betrayed him.
  • Power Floats: Similar to the three Generals, he doesn't seem to have any visible legs. Not that this is new to the Kirby series.
  • Pre-Final Boss:
    • Hyness is the last boss before Kirby and co. battle Void Termina.
    • In Guest Star Mode, he's the last boss before Morpho Knight.
    • In "Heroes in Another Dimension", he's fought right before you take on all three Mage-Sisters at once.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He's stoic and collected half the time, but when you remove his hood, he'll start flailing his arms and throwing the mages around like a child who didn't get his dessert. The sentiment of wishing an unholy calamity on the universe "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" doesn't help his case, either.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Corrupt Hyness has this color scheme, with his eyes changing from yellow to red, and his robe from white to reddish-black. When his hood is knocked off, it turns out his skin is now black, and the tips of his ears are red.
  • Reluctant Psycho: Corrupt Hyness's pause menu description includes a line asking Zan to take care of him "if [his] heart goes crazy again", which seems to indicate that Hyness was aware of his own Sanity Slippage once.
  • Rolling Attack: After he Turns Red in his second phase, he'll start using his own version of Friend Circle and proceed to roll all over the screen randomly, ending with him throwing the bodies of his three generals at once to cover the ground. He'll also become dizzy after that.
  • Sanity Slippage Song: Hyness's leitmotif is normally ominous bell tones, but his second boss battle theme, La follia d'amore, features a frenetic violin solo that shows how insane he's become after getting his hood knocked off.
  • Shadowed Face, Glowing Eyes: Hyness wears a white robe with a hood and has glowing yellow eyes underneath. When his hood falls off during his boss battle, he's revealed to be extremely weird and ugly looking.
  • Sinister Minister: He's the insane officiant of his cult who wants to see the whole universe destroyed.
  • Sinister Schnoz: When his hood is knocked off, he's revealed to have an enormous Gag Nose. This doesn't diminish how evil he is in the slightest.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: He was chosen as the ruler of his land due to his exceptional magic powers. If the Mage Sisters are to be believed, he actually did a good job at first, but eventually became this.
  • Squishy Wizard: Hyness has powerful magic attacks, but takes more damage than most bosses. His second phase has normal defense, however.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Hyness starts out eerily calm, but just before his lightning-fast Motive Rant starts, he starts repeatedly screeching "no!" at the top of his lungs.
    Hyness: Well then... It seems... we do not have enough energy... to revive our Dark Lord... Must we... allow ourselves... to fall... into oblivion? No. NO! No no no no no no! NONONONONONONONONO!!! NOOOOO, I SAAAAY!!!
  • Super Empowering: Soul Melter EX reveals that he took the Three Mage-Sisters under his wing after "unlocking" their aptitude for elemental magic.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: His initial appearance's eyes glow a bright faded yellow from underneath his hood. Corrupt Hyness's eyes are changed to Red Eyes, Take Warning.
  • Talkative Loon: He initially starts off as quiet and unsettling. Then he realizes the mages don't have enough energy to revive Void Termina, and, well...
  • Tantrum Throwing: Making his hood fall off after defeating him provokes this reaction out of him. The "throwing" part involves his generals' bodies, that is.
  • They Called Me Mad!: One of the bits in his rambling include how he had been called crazy in the past.
  • This Cannot Be!: He's left saying this when you defeat him in battle, which is before he offers himself and the generals up to revive Void Termina.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Another bit in his rambling includes how he refuses to forgive those who banished him and his people to the edge of the galaxy despite having saved them from extinction, and attempted to erase their existence from history.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: From what we learn about him in Heroes in Another Dimension, he used to be a legitimately kind person who saved the lives of the Mage-Sisters and led them towards a bright future... then things changed.
  • Tragic Villain: Possibly. "Heroes in Another Dimension" heavily implies that Hyness wasn't always crazy, or at least not as crazy as we see him, though the cause of said corruption is entirely up to fan theories. Francisca mentions that she wishes that he could go back to his old self, and after being healed by a Friend Heart, he's shown not acting entirely like a loon. A secret completion picture for the mode even shows him and the Mages playing with Kirby in a comedic, friendly way. Then there's this line of dialog in Corrupt Hyness' description:
    Hyness: Zan Par! If my heart goes crazy again... No, never mind.
  • Unperson: Mentions that his entire people had this done to them in the past during his Motive Rant.
  • Unreadably Fast Text: See that massive wall of text Hyness calls a Motive Rant? It all clicks by without the player's control, and he gets through it all in under fifteen seconds.
  • Verbal Tic: In the Japanese version, he's fond of streee~etching his voooowels oooout like thiiii~s...
  • Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: He's more or less the most evil villain in the franchise thus far, abusing his followers and desiring to summon his dark god to bring forth the end of everything. "Heroes in Another Dimension" puts his morality in another light, implying that he used to be more benevolent and lost his mind over time; unlike past "corrupted" villains like Queen Sectonia and President Haltmann, he not only lives but gets redeemed in the good ending of the mode.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The long Motive Rant that largely consists of Unreadably Fast Text that he makes before the boss fight is pretty much this for Hyness. He gets another one when he loses his hood in mid-battle with Kirby, causing him to lose his temper and his sanity completely.
  • Wham Line: He mentions that his cult is a master of a "matter most dark", further deepening connections between Void Termina and the Dark Matter.
    • In the Japanese version, he instead says that his people worship the "matter of darkness", which has different, but still enormous implications.
  • We Used to Be Friends: If his words are to be believed, his people were betrayed by their former trusted allies.
  • Wicked Heart Symbol: Hyness' hood bears the same crest shown on the Three Generals' hats, as well as Pon & Con's and Void Termina's armor.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness: All we see from his hood is a pair of yellow eyes. Underneath the hood, they're still yellow, but they also have concentric blue circles that make him look completely crazy.


Debut: Kirby Star Allies

Voiced by: Shinya Kumazaki, Hirokazu Ando, Yuuta Ogasawara, Yumi Todo
Void Termina's essence 
Void Termina's Dark Matter form 

No one knows from whence he came, only that he has existed for aeons, unchanging and unrelenting. Perpetually roaming the cosmos, he has finally arrived.
Born from the total absence of care and composed of dark energy, he has awakened from a state of mere existence to that of true sentience. He now desires only one thing... to CRUSH all opposition!

The dark god worshipped by Hyness and the Final Boss of the game. A mindless(?) destroyer of worlds who only knows ruination. In reality, however, he may be something much more...

  • Adorable Abomination: When his core form is mimicking Kirby's face. However, the core becomes significantly less cute when it starts mimicking Dark Matter and its associated forms.
  • All Your Powers Combined: He has the attacks of multiple previous final bosses in the franchise, including Magolor’s dual-wielded Ultra Swords (which is combined with Daroach’s Triple Star), Zero Two’s wings and Dark Matter summoning, the Master Crown, Miracle Matter’s Needle form, Morpho Knight’s scale wave, Marx’s shooter cutter, Dark Mind shooting lasers downwards and onto mirrors, Drawcia Soul and Soul of Sectonia’s bouncing attack, Drawcia’s paint rain and the Mage Sisters’ weapons and elements.
  • Almighty Idiot: Appears to be this until Void Soul awakens.
  • Amazing Technicolor Battlefield: He has two of these. The first is the below-mentioned deep space crystal platform, and the other is exclusive to the fight against Void: Void Termina's body itself, as his innards turn into a solid-colored emptiness that cycles through multiple colors as you fight him. Interestingly enough, this video shows that it's also meant to have a sparkling black hole in the background, but for some reason, as of this edit, it isn't present in the actual game.
  • Ambiguously Related: Due to lines in Hyness' Motive Rant and several of Void Termina's Wham Shots, it's implied that Void Termina is related to Dark Matter note , Zero note , the Ancients who made the Master Crown note , and even Kirby himself note . Soul Melter EX makes things far less ambiguous, with pause text in the Japanese version (Void Termina's 2nd phase) explicitly stating that he is the origin of "Matters of Dream, Dark, Soul, and Heart", and by making Void resemble Zero and Kirby to an even greater degree.
  • Ancient Evil: He's reportedly been around for aeons.
  • As Long as There Is Evil: Zigzagged. The boss description for Void Soul speculates he cannot be killed only defeated for short time, but it also speculates that Void Termina is a being affected by both positive and negative emotions, and states that when he comes back hopefully he will be a friend.
  • Astral Finale: The battle against it takes place on an empty crystalline platform in deep space. In Soul Melter EX, it becomes a literal Astral Finale, since Void's absolutely final form is titled "Astral Birth".
  • Attack Its Weak Point: His first and third forms require the player to break five pink-red eyes that pop up across his body to defeat him.
  • An Axe to Grind: His third form can summon a giant axe that he swings with his tail to create waves on the ground.
  • Battle Boomerang: Void Soul can attack with four boomerang cutters fired from his body similar to the Soul bosses before him (Dark Mind, Drawcia, Marx, Queen Sectonia, Star Dream; Magolor is the exception.). Void does this too, although during his fight, the last wave is more like Drawcia Soul's variation whereas Void Soul sticks to Dark Mind's variation.
  • Beam-O-War: Only in Story Mode, after his core is defeated, he shapeshifts into Dark Matter and engages in this with his Dark Matter Laser against Kirby and his Star Allies Sparkler.
  • Beam Spam:
    • Void Termina's core lays delayed lasers across the arena in his fights. He occasionally scatters them around to fill the screen with 90% laser.
    • Void's opening attack is a Touhou-esque barrage, which is later followed up by three different patterns of laser spam.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: His first form can transform his hands into giant swords, which strangely resemble Ultra Swords. He can then imbue said swords with Fire, Ice, or Lightning to boost their power further.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: He has no sense of good or evil, only destruction. In particular, his Soul form's pause description mentions that he's affected by positive and negative energies, which influences how he rises again, with Void's description stating that he may be on the cusp of shifting back to good.
  • Boss Subtitles:
  • Bouncing Battler: His fourth phase has an attack where he bounces around and then towards the foreground, trying to smash Kirby and friends, in an homage to one of Drawcia Soul's attacks. This is called "Sprint" in the data files. Void Soul has a splitting variation called Deadly Bound.
  • Breaking Old Trends: Void (the one from Soul Melter EX) is the first boss to outrank a Soul boss as the "True Final Boss" of the game.
  • Breaking Out the Boss: Hyness' whole plan is to resurrect him, and he promptly becomes the final boss.
  • Bullet Hell: Void Soul and Void can crank out patterns of bullets and lasers that would make most of the Wily Capsules look like amateurs in comparison. His first and third phases are no slouch at this either, as his wide variety of attacks can make even the most seasoned player weep.
  • Chaos Is Evil: Zig-zagged but ultimately subverted. While Void Termina is an evil Destroyer Deity brought about by the darkness Hyness collected, he is a much weaker incarnation of Void, whose chaotic nature gives him a shot at redemption.
  • Cognizant Limbs: Unlike the versions for the main story and Soul Melter, the first and third phases of Soul Melter EX Void Termina have all the extra eyes that count for the Multiple Life Bars present constantly, so all of them can be damaged without having to wait for each to appear following the last being destroyed. That said, in line with the trope, the last eye on his head is kept hidden until every other eye is destroyed.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: Where to even begin?
    • The runes on his body include the Star Rod, a mirror, Dark Nebula, and what appears to be a flower.
    • His Demon God form is able to summon Ultra Swords that he can then embed with either fire, ice, or lightning.
    • His weakpoints are five pink reptilian eyes, bringing to mind the eye of Dark Nebula, cemented by the eyes occasionally emanating a pattern similar to the "vortex" seen in Dark Nebula's artwork.
    • The strange droplets that fall from the "ceiling" in the second phase are internally referred to as "Red Tears," likely referring to Zero Two. The floor's hexagonal pattern also mimics that of his domain, Dark Star.
    • Speaking of Zero Two, the wings Void Termina's Angel form dons are colored exactly the same as his, sans Void's version, and the crystalline pattern also references Star Dream and Marx.
    • A portion of the weapons that he summons shimmer a distinct rainbow hue, similar to that of objects such as the Rainbow Sword and the Platinum Gears.
    • The Angel form's last attack is to perform Beam Spam using none other than the Master Crown, labelled by the manual as the "Crown of Evil and Obsession."
    • In his "True Destroyer of Worlds" form, Void Termina's color scheme takes on a Red and Black and Evil All Over theme. Considering what its insides looks like and the Final Core's color scheme, it might be a reference to the Hyper Zone and Dark Star which used similar color schemes for their exterior and interior respectively.
    • The Final Core form.
      • Two of his pause descriptions mention breezes, alluding to Spring Breeze.
      • His default face is identical to the neutral face that Kirby wears in most 2D titles, and his Soul Melter/Soul Melter EX palettes have white-ish bodies to mirror his original monochrome coloration.
      • One of the faces he makes resembles Zero Two's false face. The "Bon Appétit" attack also mimics Zero's ability to spawn Dark Matter in Dream Land 3, as well as Drawcia Soul's Para Matters.
      • His "Full Smile" attack is identical to the Needle form of Miracle Matter.
      • His "Sprint" and "Deadly Sun" attacks are similar to the tackling attacks of many a Soul boss, as is Void Soul's Shooter Cutter, both of which have been shared by most other Soul bosses sans Magolor.
      • His "Loud Song" attack has him take the form of Real Dark Matter, with bullet barrages similar to those of both Zeros.
      • His appearance as Void gives him a white body with a red "face," creating a near-identical likeness to Zero - a relationship that is further hammered in by the appearance of the Boss Butch version of the Hyper Zone in his title card, as well as his pause screen picture wearing a Kubrick Stare version of Zero Two's "face", reminiscent of Zero's Boss Butch credits artwork from Kirby's Dream Land 3.
      • An attack exclusive to Void copies the appearance and pattern of Dark Mind, using mirror-esque constructs in various ways.
      • Around the seven minute mark, Void's final theme uses a chiptune segment identical to that of the original Green Greens.
      • In addition to the above, in the standalone version of The Star-Conquering Traveler's final movement in the soundtrack, "Sparkling Star", the Game Boy chiptune sound enters 4 minutes 27 seconds into the song. Kirby's Dream Land came out in April 27, 1992.
  • The Corruptible: Quite fittingly for a being that is basically the Anthropomorphic Personification of chaos, while violence and destruction defines his very existence, he's quite easily influenced by the morality and desires of those around him, making him a case of both "The Corruptible" and "The Redeemable". While his initial revival is imbued with the universe-hating evil of Hyness, each successive fight against Kirby and his immense Nice Guy aura, starting from when he gains sapience that allows him to want to bring destruction, has him getting less and less interested in destroying reality and more interested in settling down to enjoy life, with his final defeat and "death" bringing hope for him potentially pulling a full Heel–Face Turn if he ever is revived again.
  • Crystal Dragon Jesus: He is the titular crystal dragon in the religion of the Cult of Jamba Heart.
  • Darker and Edgier: Somehow, he manages to one-up Star Dream. While Star Dream wished to eradicate organic life, Void Termina seeks to destroy everything.
  • Dark Is Evil: His body is mainly colored dark grey, and he is a highly destructive being. Inverted for his Soul fight, where his body is colored white instead, but played straight once more in his truest form which is black and red, then promptly averted once more as his core takes on a rainbow-strobing palette.
  • Dark Reprise: The first and third movements of his battle theme, The Star-Conquering Traveler, are ominous versions of the Song of Supplication. The fourth and fifth/final movements add an electric guitar version of the Jambandra Base rendition of Green Greens to the mix, with the latter seguing into a somber rendition.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: Implied. The death animation for Void seems to hint that Kirby "purified" him of whatever negative energies were making it run amok, turning him good again. An unused variation of A Farewell to Kirby also depicts Kirby and Void taking a nap together, with Void smiling without a care in the world.
  • Destroyer Deity: Explicitly referred to as a god by Hyness, and in the Japanese version, his title is Destruction God.
  • Didn't Need Those Anyway!: He abandons his body after phase four in the main game for another shot at destroying Kirby and appears none weaker for the wear for it.
  • Dimensional Traveler: In one of the tweets leading up to the reveal of Heroes in Another Dimension, Zan suggests that the Jamba Heart Void was sealed in came from another world via Another Dimension. Super Kirby Clash supports this, with the Jamba Heart occasionally appearing during Aeon Hero's Dimensional Cutter attack. Void is also stated in Soul Melter EX to be an omniversal constant, existing in all dimensions in one way or another.
  • Doppleganger Attack: Void Soul and Void — Astral Birth create three copies each during their Deadly Bound and Full Smile attacks (their versions of Sprint and Laughing Needle). Attacking the copies counts as hitting the original, making this a case of Awesome, but Impractical and Shared Life-Meter.
  • Dub Name Change: Named "Ende-Nil" in Japanese (corruption of German Ende (end) and Latin Nihil (zero, void)). Void Soul is "Soul of Nil" in Japanese, and "Void" is just "Nil".
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: His core contains enough energy that this is what it unleashes on the arena he is fought on when it finally blows up.
  • Easter Egg:
    • If you listen closely when you're fighting the second phase, you can hear Void Termina's heartbeat on the Switch's HD Rumble. You're indeed fighting its heart at the moment.
    • The runes on its body have several peculiar shapes, such as King Dedede's glove, a sword, Gordo, a parasol, an old reel player, the Star Rod, UFO Kirby, and even Qbby.
  • Eldritch Abomination:
  • Electrified Bathtub: Void Soul has an attack where he raises the water on the stage, then fires his laser onto it, electrifying the water. Void will subvert this trope, however, instead using it to slow down Kirby's movement while he tries to crush him.
  • Empty Eyes: Void Soul's Dark Matter form has a singular pupilless eye. His mask also lacks any sort of eyes as well, just two black holes.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: The various weapons that he summons (except for the Master Crown) all have a shimmering effect applied to them, and Void's body courses with veins that cycle through the color spectrum.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He is a pure, destructive force of evil, and is fittingly positively humongous.
  • Fallen Angel: His second form is officially known as the "Angel Form", his swooping attack is called "Fallen Heaven," and his wings are stylized very similarly to 02, who shared the same motif.
  • Feral Villain: When Void Termina is first summoned, his soul hasn't awakened yet, which means he is completely mindless and operating on the sole instinct he's learned from all the hatred inside Hyness — destroy everything in his path.
  • Fire, Ice, Lightning: Void Termina has the ability to channel these with the weapons it summons.
  • Go for the Eye: In the 1st and 3rd phases, the only way to hurt him is to target the eyes that appear on his body.
  • God Is Evil: He may be the origin of Matter, but he does not hesitate to begin to wipe it all out once he appears. Zigzagged, however, in that this may be less of his own will and more because of the dark energies used to summon him influencing his actions.
  • God of Chaos: Void's true nature is seemingly one of these. As the so-called "progenitor of origination", he was created from all the chaotic possibilities of the universe, and Void Soul's Boss Subtitles even call him the "Essence of Chaos". Interestingly, this gives him just as much potential for evil as it does for good.
  • Good Hurts Evil: He's the only enemy in Star Allies who outright takes damage, however miniscule, from having a Friend Heart thrown at him. Given how his motivations, interests, and outright physical body are directly influenced by the positive and negative energies around him, and in his boss fights he's mostly composed of and motivated by the universe-hating negativity of Hyness, it makes sense that he's hurt by the kindness and desire for friendship emanated by Kirby. This also means it's only logical the Finishing Move against (base game) Void Termina is a Combined Energy Attack conjured up by The Power of Friendship, while each successive Soul Melter fight against him purifies more and more of his evil tendencies simply because he's constantly being exposed to Kirby's immense friendly aura.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: In general is this for the entire franchise.
    • His destructive nature across the universe would end up causing the ancients to create a lot of the artifacts throughout the franchise, like the Galactic Novas and the Master Crown, which would end up causing both Marx and Magolor’s desires to use their power and the plots of both Super Star and Return to Dreamland.
    • His failed resurrection is the driving plot point of Star Allies, as it causes the Jamba and Friend hearts to be scattered across Dreamland and causes Kirby to gain the ability to turn enemies into friends.
    • Last but most certainly not least, you cannot explain why Void is the Greater-Scope Villain without mentioning the absolute Wham Line that is the Japanese pause description, which reveals Void is the source of everything in the Kirby universe. Dark Matter and even Kirby himself are all conduits of Void, and thus Void is in general the cause of everything in the series.
  • Ground Punch: This is one of the attacks that he uses during Phase 1. It unleashes multiple shockwaves of energy.
  • Harder Than Hard: Void, who is effectively the first EX version of a Soul boss.
  • Hate Plague: His fourth phase (and Void Soul)'s first attack is always to inflict this on your friends. Quickly throw Friend Hearts onto them to cure it! Strangely, Void doesn't use this attack.
  • Instant Runes: His second phase has him shoot strange dark runes at the player character. The runes will hurt Kirby if he tries to inhale them. Void Termina's Soul Melter EX variation summons up a much bigger red rune, which drops a Maxim Tomato if the player manages to destroy it.
  • It Can Think: It's revealed that Void Termina has gained a Soul during the fourth/soul form battle. He still wants to destroy everything, though this is less out of destruction being all he knows and more because he wants to. The description of Void Soul mentioned that if he were to be resurrected using positive energy, he could potentially become... a friend. Void takes this even further, seemingly wanting to abandon his tyrannical rage in favor of longing for naps, food, and dreams of friends reuniting.
  • Laughing Mad: He does this in the fourth phase when he uses Miracle Matter's Needle form to attack.
  • Leitmotif: There are two musical motifs associated with Void Termina, both of which are present in his four-movement battle theme, The Star-Conquering Traveler:
  • Light Is Not Good: Downplayed, played straighter as his forms go on, and then ultimately zigzagged. The weapons he summons have a faint rainbow-tinted shimmer, and his EX version is colored white, but otherwise the colors in his palette (his default one is mainly colored dark grey) are very much evil. In particular, Void Soul is colored bluish-white, as a likely reference to monochrome Kirby from the older games, and Void is coated white-and-red in a call-back to Zero, with rainbow-strobing veins running over it. Of course, with the revelation that Void is not inherently evil, the "not good" part may not apply 100% of the time.
  • Made of Evil: Zigzagged. Several of his pause descriptions mentioned how he's made of dark energy, classifying him as this. On the other hand, however, he can also be influenced by positive energies, making him Made of Good at the same time.
  • The Maker: In the JP pause screen for Void Termina's 2nd phase in Soul Melter EX, he's stated to be the source of "Matters of Dream, Dark, Soul, and Heart," as well as the "origin of all," seemingly stating that almost everything in the Kirby universe is a byproduct of his chaotic power, intentionally or otherwise.
  • Meaningful Appearance:
    • His Angel form dons a pair of distressingly familiar red-and-white wings, and Void Soul's variation has his body take on the same palette, with a green-ish tail - remove the mask, add a halo, and it's basically a buff, armored Zero Two.
    • His absolute true form resembles a monochrome Kirby bearing Zero's crimson eye, eventually taking cues from Real Dark Matter, Miracle Matter, Dark Mind, and nearly every Soul boss for certain attacks.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Termina" means to end, likely referring to his world-destroying hobbies.
    • Both the Japanese name, Ende-Nil, and English name, Void Termina, can be re-interpreted to mean Final-Zero. In his truest form, its core drops the "Termina" part of the name, leaving just Nil/Void, a.k.a. Zero.
    • Void's boss subtitle heralds him as the Astral Birth - in layman's terms, a birth of the stars, a nod to Kirby's title of "Kirby of the Stars." In addition, the romaji for his game's name can be interpreted alternatively as Star Arise. In fact, the official Kirby Star Allies OST both in English and Japanese have Void's death sound as a track, which is entitled, in plain all-caps English, "STAR ARISE".
  • Mighty Glacier: His first form is incredibly slow-moving, mainly to make it easier to Attack Its Weak Point wherever it pops up, but his Ground Punch, Shockwave Stomp, and Spell Blade attacks all have widely-reaching Area of Effect, so he doesn't really need to directly hit you to hurt you and force you to dodge, and the hit points of each individual health bar will still make him take a while to bring down even disregarding dodging attacks and aiming at the targets.
  • Mini Mook: The fourth phase and Void Soul can spit out smaller versions of himself, each with six Dark Matter-esque bubbles attached to their backs, mimicking Zero's ability to spawn smaller Dark Matters - although they behave more like Drawcia Soul's Para Matters. They'll attack Kirby and co. by attempting to inhale them, using their maws as vacuums not unlike Kirby himself.
  • Monster Progenitor: Heavily implied, if not outright stated. One of Hyness' pause screens refer to him as the "progenitor of darkness" (with a later one outright calling him the origin of all matter), and when this is combined with the many visual cues he carries from certain entities, the dots connect themselves...
  • Multidirectional Barrage: One of his attacks in the fourth phase is to shoot small energy bullets all over the place.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Even by Kirby standards, this thing is out there, with his design opting for a Final Fantasy aesthetic rather than the more cartoonish designs that Kirby is known for.
  • Off with His Head!: After Kirby beats his first form, his head falls over, revealing a vortex that sucks Kirby and co into his body if they come close. (This is necessary to progress.) His third form has this happening again, and Kirby has to re-enter his body again to fight the monster's core.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: According to the description for the final stage, destruction is all he knows and he is regarded as a destroyer of worlds. Even after he gains a Soul, he still decides he wants to end the known universe. Why? Well... he just wants to.
  • Physical God:
    • He's referred to as a dark lord of destruction and a progenitor of darkness, and Hyness' description outright calls it a deity. If Hyness wasn't wrong, his title of "Destroyer of Worlds" isn't for show — he supposedly has the power to destroy the entire universe. This also applies to the Japanese version - Hyness referred to him as "God" instead of "Dark Lord," and his original subtitle is "Destruction God".
    • Void's 2nd phase ups the ante, as he is stated to be the multiversal, the origin of all types of matter and a combination of "all chaos and possibilities", with the implication being that he is the Kirby universe's creator figure and potentially the oldest and/or most powerful being in its canon. Given that its implied reincarnations tend to all also be beings of godlike power, this implication holds weight.
  • Rain of Blood: Upon entering Void Termina's body for the first time, droplets of harmful red liquid (dubbed "Red Tears") fall on Kirby and co. in a likely reference to Zero.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning:
    • Downplayed in the main campaign. His fourth phase has his core occasionally sporting a big red-orange eye, but no other phase has this.
    • Played straight in Soul Melter EX. True Void Termina's Demon God/Angel forms replace the mask's hollow black eyes with intimidating red ones, and Void gains a crimson-red eye when assuming his Zero/Dark Mind form.
  • Reflecting Laser: Void can summon mirrors to reflect his lasers as a reference to Dark Mind.
  • Reincarnation: The description for Void Soul suggests that he reincarnates depending on what energies were used to summon him. Additionally, the names of the second and fourth movements of his theme, along with the Boss Subtitles of his true form, "Astral Birth", implies that Void Termina as seen during the main story hadn't fully reincarnated, likely due to Hyness screwing up the ritual.
  • Reused Character Design: The second phase of the fight appears to be inspired from a scrapped idea for Star Dream's fight presumably back when Star Dream was meant to be a robot version of Zero Two.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: The descriptions of his phase one and three make up the lyrics to an ominous Villain Song urging onmicide.
    Rise! Oh, Dark Lord of Despair! Crush the stars! Lay waste to care! Rise and cover the land in sorrows! May your symphony of emptiness bring the end of all tomorrows!
    Rise! Oh, Dark Lord of Despair! Crush the stars! Lay waste to care! Upon your wing, dark judgment bring! May your symphony of tragedy cause the end of everything!
  • Sad Battle Music: During the last phase of the definitively final battle against it in Soul Melter EX, the high-tempo Dark Reprise of Song of Supplication and Green Greens used for the previous two incarnations of said fight is overwritten by a much slower, much more somber remix of said themes, even incorporating the original 8-bit Green Greens in there. It's perfectly fitting for such a conclusive farewell to a game.
  • Satanic Archetype:
    • He is called the "Destruction God", and can be called forth with Human Sacrifice. Also, he is a being fallen from light, turned into a harbinger of darkness, heavily implied to be responsible for several of the evils in the world. His body even looks almost satanic, with menacing horns and a colossal, dark-stained figure.
    • The official names of his forms (as revealed in Nintendo Dream) don't even bother trying to hide the connections, with his humanoid form being called the "Demon God" form and the bird form named the "Angel" form. It should be noted that one of the attacks the "Angel" form can use is known as "Fallen Heaven".
    • In the Japanese version, Astral Birth Void's Boss Subtitles are 星誕 ("seitan"), which is pronounced like "Satan".
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: He was sealed within the Jamba Heart, which itself was sealed together with four mysterious heart spears.
  • Self-Duplication: Void Soul can split into four duplicates in two of his attacks. Void has this as well.
  • Sequential Boss: As per recent Kirby final bosses, with a total of four phases. Plus an extra phase in Story Mode, although (like Star Dream's final phase) it's only done in Quick Time Event.
  • Shadow Archetype: He is a spherical being of infinite power who is hell-bent on devouring everything that would stand in his way... not unlike Kirby.
  • Shapeshifter Swan Song: When its fourth/soul form is defeated, its face shifts into several others before it is destroyed.
  • Shielded Core Boss: Phase 2 consists of this, and you then fight the core itself in Phase 4.
  • Shockwave Stomp: One of his attacks in humanoid form. His core has a similar Ground Pound attack, but on a far smaller scale.
  • Shout-Out: You can try comparing his body and face with that of Sachiel of Neon Genesis Evangelion. The boss's mask also resembles Majora.
  • Spike Balls of Doom: One of his fourth phase's attacks is to sprout long spikes all over his body, referencing the Needle form of Miracle Matter. This is called Laughing Needle.
  • Spontaneous Weapon Creation: He has the power to call forth giant elemental bows, spears, axes, swords, and a laser-spamming Master Crown.
  • Star Power: His absolute final form, Void, is called the "Astral Birth" (i.e., stellar birth), and he's far and away one of the most powerful characters in the setting. It's just one more trait Void and Kirby share.
  • Sword Beam: One of his attacks in his first form (done with his arm blades) creates an X-shaped one.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: His first form has a large upper body, but small, flat legs.
  • True Final Boss: Void Soul and Void, who can both only be fought in the Ultimate Choice, in Soul Melter and Soul Melter EX, respectively.
  • Turns Red: After he uses his Battle Boomerang attack for the second time, Void starts using attacks borrowed from Dark Mind, Drawcia Soul, and Zero, and only uses those attacks for the rest of the battle.
  • Unexpected Shmup Level: The battle against him becomes a flying Third-Person Shooter-esque due to Kirby using the Star Allies Sparkler. Subverted for his second and fourth phase, however, where Kirby and co enter his body and then fight on foot.
  • Villain Song: The Song of Supplication, which he shares with the Mage-Sisters. While the song is never sung out loud, lyrics appear on the first and third forms' pause screens (though it's unclear if these verses are to be added to Song of Supplication or if they're exclusive to the Star-Conquering Traveler version of the song).
  • Volcanic Veins: Void replaces the core's standard pattern of rippling waves with rainbow-shimmering veins, which combined with the white body, makes it resemble a Faceless Eye.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He grows wings and a tail in his third phase, giving him a resemblance to 02. His core shapeshifts in-between attacks, using the forms of Real Dark Matter and Miracle Matter. Additionally, his face — normally similar to Kirby's — also wildly changes shape, occasionally including the false face of 02. Void not only shapeshifts into, but takes on the color palettes of Dark Mind, Drawcia Soul and Zero when it uses certain attacks.
  • Walking Spoiler: He's not only the final boss, but he also has a ton of spoiler-heavy lore surrounding him.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: A few of his attacks can be classed as this. It also uses one during the Beam-O-War with Kirby.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Downplayed — throwing a Friend Heart at his core (including Void Soul and Void) will deal damage to it, though not a titanic amount. No other bosses in the game have this weakness. It's also a call-back to the Love-Love Stick in Dream Land 3, that shoots hearts, being the only thing that can hurt Zero.
  • Wham Line: His True Destroyer of Worlds pause description in Japanese reveals one of the biggest ones in the entire franchise.
    Dreams, darkness, soul, heart... All chaos and possibilities assemble within its substance, being born as the ancestor and origin of all.
  • Wham Shot:
    • Several of the shapes his core can take count as this. In order: the faces of Kirby and 02, and the form of Real Dark Matter. Moments before that, the insides of his body also brings to mind the Dark Star, i.e. where 02 reigns in 64.
    • His Angel form begins his phase by summoning himself a pair of red and white crystalline wings, adding to the concerning amount of nods to 02 that it contains.
    • As his last attack, Void Termina's Angel form summons the Master Crown, and the "hilts" of his arm-blades in his first form also look like the Master Crown.
    • A huge one is dropped in his truest form - when Void materializes with a rainbow-veined variation of Zero's color palette, hammered home by the boss card using the Boss Butch Hyper Zone for its background.
    • The final one to end them all - Void's death animation ends with Void smiling with Kirby's famous smile as the screen fades to white, his smile being the last thing to disappear as it emits lightbeams... and stars. It's worth nothing that almost immediately after this cutscene, Retro Kirby is unlocked, and when you hit Void he turns pink for a brief moment.
  • Wicked Heart Symbol: Aside from the sigil of Hyness' cult appearing on its armor, his mask/face is heart-shaped, and after growing wings, he also has a tail made of hearts. A heart pattern also runs across part of the shell that houses his soul, i.e. his actual heart (which, ironically, is round-shaped).
  • Womb Level: Behind Void Termina's mask is a portal that leads into the beast's fleshy innards. Kirby must enter him a total of two times to engage the essence controlling him and ultimately force it out of its host's body to deliver the final blow.

Beast Pack

A militaristic group of sapient animal-like beings that make their home in a "forgotten land", with them coming into conflict against Kirby after an inter-dimensional vortex transports him and his allies there, followed by the group kidnapping his Waddle Dee friends.
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Queen Sectonia (SPOILERS)

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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