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  • Acting for Two: Besides reprising his role as King Dedede, general director Shinya Kumazaki was one of the uncredited voices for Void Termina.
  • Actor Allusion: Shigeru Chiba voices someone who wears a unique headdress, a long robe with sleeves past their hands, is able to shoot purple balls out of said hands, treats their subordinates badly and is completely fanatic to a higher being/person. Is this describing Hyness, or F.A.N.G?
    • ...And speaking of Chiba, considering that this is a Kirby game, it seems that we have officially gone full zero percent.
  • Descended Creator: Composers Hirokazu Ando and Yuuta Ogasawara provided the uncredited voices for Void Termina, along with general director Shinya Kumazaki and Team Kirby Clash Deluxe director Yumi Todo.
  • Development Gag:
    • The Bonus Boss, Morpho Knight, was originally supposed to appear in the cancelled Kirby GCN game.
    • Star Allies Sparkler's Japanese name, Twinkle Star Allies, is a direct reference to Kirby's Dream Land's working title, Twinkle Popo.
  • Fandom Nod:
    • The game gives some credit to a common fan theory, that the anime also used, specifically the one that Kirby is actually a friendly Eldritch Abomination. When fighting Void Termina, the dark god of chaos worshiped by the game's cult, its core forms a face that looks almost exactly like Kirby's, color scheme and all. The pause screen description calls this Void Termina's true form. And that's not even getting into the Dark Matter/Zero connections.
    • An Adeleine and Ribbon focused trailer seems seems to have given credence to a popular theory regarding Bandana Waddle Dee being the same Waddle Dee as the one that starred in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. In the end, the trailer has Kirby, Adeleine, Ribbon, King Dedede, and Bandana Waddle Dee all running together with Adeleine painting food for everyone, just as she did for the gang back in Kirby 64. However, a similar interaction on the title screen & main menu features Parasol Waddle Dee instead. On the other hand, Bandana Waddle Dee can also appear in the interaction. Make of that what you will.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Zan Partizanne has earned the nickname "Thunder Thot" thanks to her implied feelings toward the cult's leader, Hyness. In Japanese, she's instead called "Parmesan Cheese", a play on her name.
    • Some fans refer to Morpho Knight as "Beta Knight" due to being mistaken to be a scrapped design for Meta Knight that was intended to appear in the cancelled Kirby GameCube game.
    • Before release, Hyness was often called "George" due to lack of information.
    • The 3 mages are called "saury fish can" in Japanese, due to how it and "Three Mage-Sisters" can be pronounced the same way ("Sanmakan").
    • The unlockable 1992 alt costume for Kirby from the Wave 3 update is commonly referred to as either "Classic Kirby" (in much the same way as Classic Sonic) or "Kirb" (after a meme involving an old derpy-looking Kirby plush).
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    • Multiple people have called Void a "0⁰" due to the implications surrounding his design.
  • I Knew It!:
    • Before she was officially revealed as a Dream Friend, folks figured Artist Kirby was a sign Adeleine was making a return.
    • In a similar vain, many people were able to tell that Magolor, Taranza, and Susie were going to be Dream Friends and were going to share a wave together.
    • People had already figured out that an incarnation of Zero was going to make a comeback in this game, namely because the game fell upon both Kirby's 25th Anniversary and Dream Land 3's 20th.
    • Even before they were revealed to be Dream Friends, many fans called the Three Mage Sisters making a Heel–Face Turn at some point in the future.
  • Milestone Celebration: A year late, but all the iconic characters over the course of the series being Promoted to Playable plus the option to turn Kirby back to his very first design when you beat Soul Melter EX in The Ultimate Choice point to this game being a 25th anniversary celebration.
  • Name's the Same: As if this boss wasn't already compared to Majora, Void Termina has the same name as that game's parallel dimension.note 
  • Refitted for Sequel:
    • The idea of Zero making a reappearance was originally meant to be in Planet Robobot. Star Dream's first form was originally meant to be a roboticized version of the creature, as shown in that game's concept art. For one reason or another, however, the idea was scrapped in favor of connecting it with Nova, and the Zero-related ideas were retooled into Void Termina.
    • Star Allies isn't the first game Adeleine was intended to be a playable character. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was originally intended to feature playable Adeleinenote  while the game was developed for the Nintendo 64DD, and was in fact fully playable in Beta builds, but unfortunately had to be one of the things cut from the game when the 64DD fell into Development Hell and Crystal Shards had to be relegated to a regular cartridge.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Makiko Ohmoto (Kirby) and Shigeru Chiba (Hyness) previously worked together on the One Piece franchise.
  • Role Reprise: Reprising their roles from the previous games are Makiko Ohmoto as Kirby and Shinya Kumazaki as King Dedede.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • According to some game production info revealed in an issue of Nintendo Dream, Adeleine was originally meant to have voice acting, with a staffer being specifically picked to do it, only for the idea to be ultimately scrapped.
    • Early datamines of the game found empty textboxes attributed to Magolor, implying he would've had a more important role in the game's story rather than being just another Dream Friend.
    • More datamined files pointed towards Hyness, of all characters, being playable at some point, complete with fully finished recolors for all four playable slots. These files were removed from the version 4.0.0. update, and HAL has confirmed that this update was the last.
    • Director Shinya Kumazaki stated that there were other characters they wanted to incorporate as Dream Friends, including Drawcia, Elline, Shadow Kirby, and Galacta Knight. These and other characters were ultimately excluded, deciding that only one Dream Friend should represent each game and that only mainline games (meaning no spinoffs or remakes) would be represented.


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