|“||You see it now…don't you? Anyone who interrupts our revival ceremony… We must kindly ask that they… PLEASE DISAPPEAR FOREVER!”|
|— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies|
Hyness, also titled as Officiant of Doom, is a boss in the Kirby series. He is a cloaked priest and the main antagonist of Kirby Star Allies. Hyness is fought in Far-Flung - Starlight Heroes in The Divine Terminus just after Zan Partizanne, serving as the sixteenth and penultimate boss.
Hyness wears a white cloak to hide his identity. His cloak has golden trimmings, with ancient symbols printed on them, and he wears a veil that covers the bottom of his face. When he is wearing his cloak, his eyes are depicted as small and yellow. The top of his cloak also has the symbol that The Three Mage-Sisters and Pon & Con have. When his hood is knocked off, it is revealed that Hyness has a blue face with a big, floppy nose, chameleon-like eyes with black pupils, and ears similar to those of Magolor's. His eyes and ears also have yellow stripes on them.
Before the events of the main story, Hyness was originally a kind and caring soul, having saved the Three Mage-Sisters after they nearly died and taking them in to lead them to a bright future. He apologized for forgetting Zan Partizanne’s name, and even tried to warn her whenever his heart started to act crazy again. However, The 14th post of the Kirby Star Allies Channel states that Hyness had forsaken his own heart and fell into darkness, becoming trapped in a spiral of loneliness and despair, twisting his mind. Thus, he had changed for the worst.
Hyness is depicted as completely insane, with incredibly deranged mood swings. He fits the image of a demented cult leader or priest. When Kirby and his friends encounter him, he first talks calmly and somewhat eerily, but then starts to become furious. He begins shaking his head and flailing his arms rapidly while talking very quickly. In his second phase, he starts making strange angry grunting and snorting noises and doing bizzare dances. His battle themes also seem to elaborate on his eeriness and insanity.
According to Zan Partizanne's Pause Screen description, he is said to be abusive to the generals. This is evidenced by the fact that he smacks an incapacitated Zan aside while walking towards Kirby. After his first phase, Hyness summons Zan Partizanne and her two sisters, Francisca and Flamberge, and absorbs their life force to restore his own, rendering them unconscious. In his second phase, he uses their bodies as living weapons; when defeated, he forcefully sacrifices the mages and himself to the Jamba Heart in order to resurrect Void Termina.
Hyness attacks with a variety of magic spells. He begins the battle by shooting balls of dark energy from his sleeves; the balls will briefly arc through the air before homing in on the player. He will then summon a rune resembling the Jambandra emblem (the symbol on his hood and the Mage Generals' hats) to fire sharp picks to the sides of the arena. He can also summon pillars of fire at the sides of the arena, followed by a pillar of lightning that releases shockwaves across the ground. His final attack summons multiple Jambandra emblems around himself; after a moment, they will release freezing winds around themselves. However, if attacked by the fire element, the symbols will disappear.
After Hyness's health is depleted, his hood is knocked off his head and he summons the Mage Generals, draining their energy to restore his own. In his second phase, he keeps his moveset from his first phase, but mainly attacks with the unconscious bodies of his generals. He can throw them at Kirby and Co., causing them to create small rock projections imbued with their unique elements when they land. Kirby can inhale these to get their respective abilities or remove the elemental attribute and get the Stone ability. Alternately, Hyness can grab one of the mages and swing them like a club, dealing elemental damage to anyone he hits. When he gets to half health, he forces the mages to create a Friend Circle; they then roll all over the arena, on the floor, up the walls, and on the ceiling. They then float in the center where Hyness sends the mages flying in different directions, embedding them in the ground as obstacles while dropping elemental stars to their sides; this attack leaves him dizzy for a time. Each of the mages deal damage of their respective element as they impact on the floor in this manner. Once he recovers, he forces the Mage Generals to become a shield; he hides behind him while they float around, occasionally throwing dark orbs. The shield can be broken, and if so, leaves Hyness stunned.
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Corrupt Hyness, titled Fell Officiant, is the penultimate boss of the Heroes in Another Dimension sub-game. He is Hyness after being consumed by the evil that resided within his heart.
Corrupt Hyness sports a black and red cloak, but still maintains the golden trimmings of normal Hyness. While wearing the cloak, his eyes are dark red, and the light blue symbol on the top of his cloak has become red as well. When his hood is removed, it is revealed that Corrupt Hyness maintains most of his original features, but his color scheme has been altered; his blue skin has changed to black, and his ears now have red stripes on them.
Rather than using The Three Mage-Sisters in his attacks, he uses what appear to be three blocks of wood bearing the mages' hats, wig and clothing in their place.
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Before the events of the main story occurred, Hyness was originally traveling throughout various places. During his travels, he encountered the Three Mage-Sisters, whom were on the brink of death. He found Francisca nearly freezing to death in a snowstorm, he found Flamberge nearly suffocating in a fire, and he found Zan Partizanne nearly dying after being struck by lightning while desperately climbing a tower in an attempt to end her own life (which was made much more evident in the Japanese version of her Soul Melter EX description). Fortunately, Hyness saved them from departing the world by granting them the powers of ice, fire, and electricity. Thus, they became Hyness’s followers, admiring him for rescuing him. However, as mentioned before, Hyness abandoned his own heart and let the darkness in it consume him, which changed him into an insane, abusive leader.
According to Hyness, those of his religion, and possibly himself and The Three Mage-Sisters as well, were banished and sealed away to the edge of the galaxy long ago. Hyness says that his religion was responsible for stopping a "galactic crisis", but it's unknown what the crisis was. Hyness claims the ancients banished them because they feared their power and that they subsequently attempted to erase their existence from history itself. He also exclaims that a book of legend foretold the restoration of those that are masters of a matter most dark, or those of his religion. It could be presumed that those who were part of this religion wrote this book, akin to the Holy Bible and other religious books. At the start of the story, Hyness proceeded to attempt to resurrect Void Termina. However, since He did not fully understand how to break the seal, the ritual went wrong, causing the Jamba Heart to shatter and spread its negative influence across the galaxy. The Three Mage-Sisters chase after the fragments while Hyness stays behind, continuing the ritual in their absence.
By the time Kirby and his allies reach Hyness, the villain is summoning Jamba Hearts from across the galaxy to restore Void Termina; however, he has not yet accrued enough power to revive his master. After Zan Partizanne fails to stop the heroes, Hyness bats her unconscious body aside and confronts them personally; although Kirby and the Star Allies manage to triumph, he simply offers himself and his followers to Void Termina instead, throwing the unconscious Mage-Sisters into the incomplete Jamba Heart before eventually diving into it himself. Their added power allows the Dark Lord to fully restore himself, forcing Kirby and his friends to pursue him in the Star Allies Sparkler.
During the battle with Void Termina, Hyness and the three Mage Generals are seen trapped in cocoons near the monster's core. Freeing them causes them to drop food. In Hyness's case, he drops a bottle of milk. When the second phase is completed, the villains are ejected; what becomes of them after this is not known, as they are not seen again, with the only confirmation being that they survived.
It is implied in the sub-game Heroes in Another Dimension that at some point after the fight against Void Termina, Hyness fell into a dimensional rift, where he became entirely consumed by the evil in his heart, which transformed into a Jamba Heart and absorbed him. He is later encountered by Kirby and his Friends. Using the Heart Spears the collected, they shatter the Jamba Heart and release a corrupted Hyness, who they then must fight. Much like in his fight in story mode, Hyness’s hood is knocked off and he flies into a rage. However, rather than summoning the Three Mage-Sisters, he summons three wood stumps with their outfits to use as weapons. Nonetheless, his efforts prove useless, as he is defeated. Before the heroes could celebrate, Zan Partizanne and her sisters arrive from out of nowhere. They lament Hyness’s current state, and then direct their rage at the heroes. They then fight them in a last attempt to end their long-lasting battle, but the heroes prove victorious. After the battle, all of the Friend Hearts the heroes collected come together to form a giant Friend Heart, which Kirby then throws at the sisters. The sisters then wake up with their original colors restored. After some thinking, they nod their heads in agreement and presumably say a prayer of sorts, turning the dark battlefield into a brightly-lit arena. The Warp Star then descends from the sky, and Kirby and friends hop on. Before leaving, Kirby waves goodbye to the sisters and the Warp Star takes off, leaving behind a small heart that slowly floats onto Hyness. Hyness then wakes up, restored to his former glory, and the sisters run up to him in joy and presumably tell him what had happened as the screen fades to black. It is unknown if the sisters and Hyness decided to live on Planet Popstar with Kirby, but the 100% completion picture for Heroes in Another Dimension shows that they are now on good terms with each other.
|“||Hyness worships a deity of destruction whom he plans to bring back to life. However, a rite gone wrong has led to the dark power he needs being scattered across the galaxy. Now he seeks to gather this power at an altar. Stop him, Star Allies!”|
|— VS Hyness • Kirby Star Allies|
|“||His once carefully concealed face now exposed, Hyness is on the rampage! Tossing the three unconscious sisters around like rag dolls, it’s clear he’s lost his grip on reality. It’s up to the Star Allies to bring an end to this nightmare, and save…everything!”|
|— VS Hyness (Phase 2) • Kirby Star Allies|
|“||Hyness did not fully grasp how to completely break the seal. All that was written about Void Termina in the ancient scrolls was the progenitor of darkness was vanquished by four heroes of yore, using four spears of the heart. After that, they were never seen again.”|
|— VS Hyness (The Ultimate Choice) • Kirby Star Allies|
|“||Bonjam = Greeting Jambuhbye = Goodbye
Jamblasted = Anger Juh? = Huh? Vun = Very
|— VS Hyness (The Ultimate Choice, Phase 2) • Kirby Star Allies|
|“||Jes = yes. Janno = no. Jhappy = happy.
Majicious = tasty. Jawaii = cute. Mafo =lie.
|— VS Corrupt Hyness (Phase 2) • Kirby Star Allies|
|“||The Jambastion Mages, who are the 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! In the Japanese version of the game, a pause screen says Zan Partizanne was taken in by Hyness, and had sworn loyalty to Hyness after she had received powerful magic. Comparing Hyness's true face and hers, it looks like they're from different races though.”|
|— Kirby Star Allies Channel Update 5|
|“||Juh? What is this…interference? You… You seem to be in my way. 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!!!”|
|— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies|
|“||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!”|
|— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies|
|“||Grace us, Gloriously Dark Looooooord! Huff... Hah... Huff... Hah...”|
|— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies|
|“||Juh? JUH… JUH! JUHYAMBAVITRIGOKOPOKOJAAAH!!”|
|— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies|
|“||Youuuuu… How could you defeat me… THE Lord Hyness… An offering to our Dark Lord… Perhaps if there is…an offering… What should I do… Only one option remains… Those who harbor the greatest of magic, I call upon you… Make it so… Accept my aid… I pledge myself to you… Dark Lord of Destruction… I do this so that… our Dark Lord… may be rebooooorn… Rise, Destroyer of Worlds… RISE, VOID TERMINA!!”|
|— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies|
Hyness's name appears to be a corruption of "highness," befitting his position as the leader of his faction.
- Hyness has several similarities to Zant, a villain from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Both have violent mood swings, are dressed in a cloak, and seek to restore a higher being who was sealed away. They also both wind up being more insane than they initially appear.
- The music that plays when Kirby and friends encounter Hyness is a slowed down remix of the main leitmotif in Friendly Field.
- Hyness's music incorporates strong influences from gamelan, a form of traditional percussive music native to the islands of Bali and Java in Indonesia. Gamelan became more well known in Japan following its use in the soundtrack of the 1988 anime film Akira, and has appeared in the music of other video games, such as Squaresoft's Secret of Mana.
- Hyness drains the life force of The Three Mage-Sisters and uses their unconscious bodies to help him in the second phase of his fight, adding in some of his own attacks occasionally. This method of battle is similar to Taranza's fight in Kirby: Triple Deluxe while taking control of Masked Dedede.
- During Hyness's second phase, The Three Mage-Sisters can be heard grunting in pain whenever Hyness hits them against the ground, or when using his own 'Friend Circle'.
- Hyness appears to be left-handed. This is seen when he pushes Zan Partizanne away, and when he tries to grab one of the Mage-Sisters during his second phase.
- Each of Hyness's dances signifies which attack he will use: swaying his head side to side means that he'll throw The Three Mage-Sisters or summon symbols that will create small blizzards, bouncing his head and shoulders means that he will throw giant dark orbs and summon symbols which fire giant needles to the sides, tilting his body while raising his arms means that he will swing around the mages like clubs, shaking his head and raised arms means that he will summon pillars of fire and a pillar of lightning from both sides of the arena, spinning his head once means that he will use the mages as a shield, spinning his head twice means that he will use all three elemental attacks in the center of the arena, and jolting his arms side to side means that he will throw small dark orbs.
- Hyness's first battle theme is called "Puppet Offering", and his second battle theme is called "La Follia d'amore" (Italian for "The Madness of Love").
- Hyness uses Coily Rattler's roar when his hood is knocked off and his face is revealed.
- During Zan Partizanne’s rematch, Hyness can sometimes be seen peeking over his shoulder to look at the ongoing battle while performing the ritual.
- When the battle with Hyness begins, flowers around the arena bloom.
- In the Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! sub-game in version 4.0.0., Hyness can be seen dissolving into the ground upon defeat, setting the stage for Heroes in Another Dimension.