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I will show you the power of Best Friends!
— Magolor • Kirby Star Allies

Magolor is a recurring character in the Kirby series, debuting as the main antagonist and final boss of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He tricks Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee into rebuilding his Lor Starcutter and defeating Landia so he could steal the Master Crown and conquer the universe.

Magolor returns in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, where he apologizes for his actions by building Kirby a theme park. Ever since then, he has appeared in later games as an ally.

Physical Appearance

Magolor is a short alien with no feet and detached hands with cream mittens. He is clad in a regal blue suit, complete with a white cape with gold trimmings and a dash of purple, gold-trimmed cog designs, and wears a white scarf with a blue belt interwoven. On this belt is a silver buckle. His face is brown with oval-shaped yellow eyes. The rest of his head is covered by his hood, with his cat-like ears underneath, causing his hood to poke out at its sides. The protrusions covering his ears have a gold ring around them and have white tips. One line of dialogue in Kirby's Return to Dream Land states that he has hair, though his hair is never shown.

As a boss, Magolor has a gaseous, blood-red colored body with a blue aura emanating from it. He now wears white gloves, each with five fingers, and are each now separated by a pair of magical sun-shaped runes. Magolor's hood grows outward and furls into what resembles a jester's hat, obtaining a purple hue with horns with white at the tips. His scarf remains white, but it is larger and is cinched together by a purple, silver-buckled belt, giving the appearance of a veil. The Master Crown sits atop his head, its claws noticeably clasping down on it.

In his final form, Magolor’s horns now grows to enormous proportions and become even more curved at the ends, now resembling a ram's horns, and seemingly becoming part of his body. The Master Crown has sprouted golden tentacles that wrap around Magolor's body. Magolor's red, gaseous body reforms itself to become two large wings outlined in blue that are set behind his back and a pair of smaller ones below them. Magolor has a pair of red eyes and an empty white mouth on his face, which is always shaped into a grin, while his hands now have black finger-tips. Magolor periodically shuts and opens his mouth to reveal an eyeball with a red iris and a black pupil (very similar to Dark Matter and, to a lesser extent, Zero and ) in place of the vacant grin. Magolor's face is entirely black, with a droplet of his upper lip dripping over his mouth to connect with his lower lip, giving him the appearance of slightly melting.

During Extra Mode, Magolor’s appearance is much darker and grimmer than it was before, now known as Magolor EX. His wisp-like body in his EX form is completely red with a deeper shade around the edges instead of being blue. Magolor EX's hat is now black with red at the tips of the horns and the Master Crown now has a purple jewel in its center. The scarf around his neck turned black and the belt interwoven in the scarf is red. Magolor EX's face now has glowing white skin and his eyes are initially hot pink, but they transition into red when he has half of his health left. Sometimes, while bending his body in both the battle and the transition to his second phase, a hot pink feature (similar to his eyes in color) is visible under his scarf.

In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Magolor wears a green shopkeeper garb with a white cape and a white scarf with a green belt interwoven, this time with a gold buckle. The protrusions covering his ears now have bronze rings and green tips and he now wears yellow-orange mittens. Once the player has bought all of the regular weapons and armor, Magolor will dress in his original robes.

Magolor speaks a language called "Magolorese" in a squeaky voice.[1] Despite it being gibberish, Kirby and others understand him perfectly well.


In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, no strong evidence of Magolor's true intentions are shown until Kirby and the others reach Halcandra. Magolor is an adept speaker who acts very politely, giving Kirby encouragement whenever the player visits him in the Lor Starcutter. He also appears to be very friendly at first, and tells Kirby that he loves Popstar so much he doesn't want to leave it (interestingly, the latter is true). Once Kirby gets the Master Crown, however, Magolor completely breaks cover and turns into a cruel villain whose only goal is to conquer the universe. Magolor has no remorse using his Lor Starcutter (that Kirby just rebuilt for him) against Kirby and Landia, nor for shooting them down after the Lor is defeated. It is implied that his ruthless actions are due to the Master Crown's dark influence.

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Magolor remembers what Kirby did to him. Rather than taking an evil recourse, he builds Kirby a theme park to make up for his past actions. In all appearances since, Magolor is shown to primarily do good deeds for others, such as building an amusement park for King Dedede in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe or running the Shoppe to help Team Kirby in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. He still enjoys causing minor mischief, such as when he attacks Kirby during a Magolor Race to take the lead or obstructs the player's view with a blindfold banner. Magolor also appears to have an ego; he laughs at Kirby when he wins a race, praises himself for his good deeds, and declares Sunday to be "Magolor Day."

In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Magolor is shown to have a dark sense of humor; he acts like he's returning to his evil roots if Kirby performs certain actions, but only to get a reaction out of Kirby (and the player).

In Kirby Star Allies, his pause screen and Guest Star descriptions in English state that he is charming and that he is fearless. The Japanese version instead described him as "boldly lying."


Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Magolor makes his debut in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and he is the driving force behind the events of that game. In the game's opening cutscene, Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede, and Bandana Waddle Dee are enjoying the sunshine, when suddenly a wormhole shaped like a star appears in the sky. The Lor Starcutter suddenly emerges from a wormhole. It breaks apart, losing its wings, emblem, mast, and oars, along with 120 Energy Spheres, as it plummets toward the ground. The ship soon crashes and the gang goes to see the source of the commotion. Inside the ship, Magolor is found unconscious. He wakes up in a panic and notices his ship has been severely damaged. Distraught, Magolor looks down in sadness. Kirby and the others offer to help him, which makes the alien ecstatic. From there on out, Magolor remains in the ship's control room overseeing its mainframe.

In exchange for the heroes’ help, Magolor offers to take them to his home planet of Halcandra once he can get his ship working again. After beating the Grand Doomer and retrieving the final piece, the mast, Magolor fulfills his offer and takes Kirby and the crew to Halcandra. When they arrive however, they are immediately attacked by the monstrous four-headed dragon Landia. The Lor Starcutter makes a crash landing once again, but luckily stays intact this time. Magolor explains Landia's history and is "confused" as to why it attacked the Lor Starcutter. But regardless, Kirby and the gang offer to defeat the dragon for him.

Magolor descends to applaud the heroes' victory.

After Landia is defeated, the golden crown it was wearing falls to the ground and Magolor appears, applauding ominously. He grabs the crown from the ground and puts it on his head, simultaneously revealing it to be the Master Crown. It gives Magolor great powers and he takes on a new form somewhat resembling a jester. Meanwhile, the gang is completely dumbfounded and horrified by his unforeseeable deceit. Now with the crown in his possession, Magolor explains his scheme to them, and stated that he plans to conquer the universe, starting with Planet Popstar. He "thanks" the heroes for helping him repair the Lor Starcutter, which enabled him to succeed at his scheme, and heads off to take over the heroes’ home through a dimensional rift. Kirby and company set out to stop the villain, with the help of the now awakened Landia.

Magolor seconds before shape-shifting.

After a battle with the Lor Starcutter, the heroes chase Magolor throughout Another Dimension. Magolor, using his newfound powers, strikes down the heroes one by one, making them all fall down to an unknown area. There, he battles with them to finish them off. However, with Kirby’s Super Abilities, Magolor is defeated, or so the heroes thought. The Master Crown suddenly takes control of Magolor, turning him into a manifestation of itself, and attacks the heroes. However, the heroes defeat the evil being once and for all, freeing Magolor from the Master Crown’s control and shattering it. Afterwards, Magolor seemingly vanishes in a shaft of light, going to "the dimension beyond time and space."[2] Another Dimension then collapses, with the heroes returning home with the help of Landia and the Lor Starcutter.

Extra Mode

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Magolor's motivations are the same in the Extra Mode.

Magolor's story role in EX mode is almost identical to that in Main Mode, but after shooting down Kirby and his friends immediately before the final battle begins, he abruptly decides to tap into more of the Master Crown's power, resulting in a different cutscene which shows Magolor turning himself into Magolor EX. On the battlefield, however, Magolor's attacks have received a cosmetic update and some of them now have properties that make them more dangerous.

Instead of turning into his unnamed third form, Magolor transforms into a stronger and more disturbing version of that form: Magolor Soul.


KPR Susie artwork.png This section is about Magolor's first forms in both the main mode and the Extra Mode of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. For his second form in Extra Mode, see Magolor Soul.
First Phase
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Magolor's main attack during the final battle is teleporting around the field 3 to 4 times. He can summon and launch purple orbs with black holes in their centers making them look like donuts. He can shoot these weak orbs in multiple formations. These orbs can be destroyed, guarded against, or inhaled. Sometimes, he can create puddles of pinkish liquid which eventually become tall spikes when he thrusts his hands upward. This attack can be guarded against or just easily avoided by watching which spikes burst from the ground first. Magolor can teleport himself to the background and hold one of his hands as it glows blue, then he launches five blue fire blasts that explode upon contact with the screen. Occasionally, he can open a star-shaped inter-dimensional rift to send out three or more mini Sphere Doomers, which attack by flying in circles or moving in a wave-like pattern.

Magolor demonstrates his new-found attacks in a cutscene.

After losing half his HP, Magolor becomes much more aggressive and brutal. He immediately resumes the fight by creating a giant version of one of his magic runes in the background and disappears. This hex then turns into a star-shaped black hole that is placed in the middle of the battlefield. This attack can only be avoided by running at full speed, but it is difficult because the player(s) are being pulled closer to it. If the player keeps running, the black hole will eventually disappear after a short time; however, if the player is unsuccessful at avoiding it, he/she will lose whatever ability he/she had and will take heavy amounts of damage. Notably, not even the Stone or Leaf abilities will protect the player from the black hole. Magolor will also cross his hands repeatedly and put them together to launch a powerful laser beam cannon; however, this attack can be avoided by staying out of its range. If somebody gets hit, though, it can go for as much as half a health bar. The boss will summon and fire more dark orbs at a faster pace. Magolor adds another set of protruding spikes to his attack along with faster-moving blue fire blasts. When Magolor's health is near zero, his health bar will become segmented and he will erect a shield around himself that must be destroyed by using Super Abilities, similar to the fight with the Grand Doomer. The only difference is that Magolor will protect himself with five shields (which create one giant star shield) instead of four shields. Magolor will open three portals summoning three different enemies, one of which will be a Super Ability enemy. Magolor will then stand off in the background using his orbs against Kirby; however, with the Super Ability, they can easily be dealt with. After landing two hits with a Super Ability, Magolor will dispel the ability and will repeat the aforementioned pattern. The order of the abilities in Main Mode are Monster Flame, Flare Beam, and Ultra Sword. After destroying all his shields using the Ultra Sword, Magolor will rush to the center of the screen and attempt to recover a part of the shield: this means Kirby must now finish Magolor off with the Ultra Sword. Climatically, Magolor will react instantly and try to repel the sword in one last attempt to save himself. Engaged in a deadlock, the player must shake the Wii Remote vigorously in order to have Kirby overpower him. If the remote isn't shaken enough, Magolor will push Kirby away and dispel the Ultra Sword from him. Otherwise, Kirby will deplete the last of Magolor's health bar and seemingly slay him, the crown-toting traitor exploding so violently it turns the screen white. (It should be noted that if multiple people are playing, a player without Ultra Sword can defeat him by striking him after Kirby breaks his final shield).

Final Phase

Magolor fires a laser.

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Seconds after Magolor finishes exploding, he is revived by the Master Crown into his final form: the true final battle against Magolor begins with him dispelling Ultra Sword from Kirby, unless the player willingly dispels it beforehand. Magolor will proceed to juggle and throw random enemies at Kirby from which the player can get another ability to fight; the first enemy that Magolor throws will always be one that corresponds to the Copy Ability Kirby had before discarding it for a Super Ability. For his next attack, Magolor will create several star-shaped inter-dimensional rifts in different locations, which protrude large spikes after a set amount of time. He retains a few of the attacks that he used in the first fight, like the purplish-black orbs, black hole, and the beam cannon, which are still avoided in the same ways (although players should take note that the latter two attacks come out much faster than they did in the first battle). When he first warps into the background, Magolor can use star-shaped inter-dimensional rifts to warp himself out of sight. From there, he will summon two inter-dimensional rifts in the foreground and try to ram the player by flying out of one and into the other. Guarding is ineffective against this attack. Magolor can also create a mass of darkness in the foreground, the shape of which is revealed when he draws it in white ink in the background, before it abruptly enlarges itself on screen.

Magolor uses his Ultra Sword attack.

At half of his HP, Magolor will begin using "dark" versions of the Super Abilities. He will first summon two large dark swords, portraying the Ultra Sword ability, which he will swing, first from the right side of the screen and then the left, or vice-versa, so the player must go to the opposite side of the screen to avoid the strikes. Magolor will use his own version of Monster Flame's attack which attack from the left and right side of the screen, usually in the order left, right, or the other way around, and then both. The player can estimate where the attack will be coming from by looking at Magolor's location and his hand-gestures. Finally, Magolor can attack with his own dark version of the Flare Beam. He will hover in the middle of the screen and start gathering energy around himself (during this moment, Magolor is extremely vulnerable to the player's attacks and cannot retaliate for quite some time). After he has charged up enough power, Magolor will start bouncing around the arena as a large orb of shadowy energy, ricocheting in another direction whenever he makes contact with a side of the screen. After he has rolled around for a bit, Magolor will suddenly zoom off into the background and then try to quickly smash into Kirby and his friends, much like the rocket attack used by Metal General. Guarding will do the player no good against these attacks. Magolor will sometimes shoot his beam cannon through a star-shaped inter-dimensional rift. Then several inter-dimensional rifts will appear, with the beam cannon passing through them, so the player must be outside of its trajectory. He will continue to use a random assortment of his normal attacks and dark Super Abilities until the last of his HP is depleted and the battle is won.

Extra Mode

Magolor entering his stronger EX form in Another Dimension.

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In the Extra Mode, Magolor EX's attacks are frequently more potent. As with the Main Mode battle, Magolor's first and most common attack will be to create three or more spherical projectiles to fire at Kirby; however, these projectiles are now fired much faster than those fired by his Main Mode counterpart, and they are now red with a more unstable appearance. Magolor EX's paint spike attack now shoots out green, cactus-like spikes (which curiously resemble 's weakpoint from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and mirror one of Marx's attacks) and his blue fire blasts are now orange and significantly larger. Furthermore, Magolor EX is more careful with his aim, often firing leading shots so as to get Kirby trapped in the middle of the screen to get hit by a fifth blast. Magolor EX will summon Ice Sphere Doomers that are considerably larger than their appearance in the original battle.

Magolor EX, a form nearing the pinnacle of his power

Upon half his health being depleted, Magolor EX will pull out his black hole attack. The black hole is now a gloomy brown and it will wipe out around 3/4 of the player's health if it manages to suck somebody in. It does not pull any harder than its Main Mode counterpart, making it just as easy to avoid. After firing off two sets of the projectiles instead of one, Magolor will prepare his laser attack. The laser is now brown with white flecks in it and is slightly larger than the original. The laser deals more damage should Kirby or somebody else get hit by it.

The largest difference to this battle, however, is the Super Ability section. When Magolor surrounds himself in a golden, near-impenetrable star-shield, it will take the combined strengths of the Snow Bowl, Grand Hammer, and Ultra Sword abilities to obliterate the shield (unlike the usual Monster Flame, Flare Beam and Ultra Sword pattern in the Main Mode) and finish off Magolor EX. He now seems to be aware of the need to avoid being hit by the super abilities. When coming to the foreground while Kirby has Snow Bowl, Magolor EX will use a strong gust of wind to push Kirby away. If Kirby does not hit him fast enough, he will start firing Ice Sphere Doomers at the party. The Sphere Doomers will instantly be defeated if hit with Snow Bowl. While Kirby is wielding Grand Hammer, Magolor EX will teleport off-screen and cause several portals to appear in quick succession on the floor; the first few will release a projectile which will turn into 6 that all go off in different directions if not destroyed immediately. Magolor EX will rise out of the last portal and either launch four projectiles straight above him or try to use his paint spike attack. Only Ultra Sword is unchanged from its original use. However, Magolor EX will increase the number of projectiles.

Magolor EX about to teleport away in a cutscene

Once again, upon having his shield completely obliterated, Magolor will rush to the middle of the screen. To avoid having Magolor recover a piece of the shield and having to repeat the process of destroying the shield piece, Kirby must strike Magolor EX with Ultra Sword (in multiplayer, however, any form of dealing damage is sufficient). Much like in Main Mode, Magolor will grab the sword and try to push it away just before it is about to hit him, so the player must quickly shake the Wii Remote to bypass Magolor EX's hand and slay him. Upon defeat, Magolor EX explodes with his hexes being added to the explosion. This is possibly a subtle foreshadowing of his final form, known as Magolor Soul.

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition

The two on their marks.

Magolor returns in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, where he had survived the events of Kirby's Return to Dream Land and built Kirby a theme park as an apology for his actions. Magolor appears as an opponent in the exclusive Challenge Stages as a competitive rival of sorts. As Kirby races him, he will summon common enemies and shoot purple fireballs to slow him down, and even attempt to pick up Score Coins. Magolor will also spiral through the air at high speed and use his wizardly powers to phase through breakable walls and obstacles. He will occasionally gloat and laugh at Kirby if he happens to fall behind. The final race, aptly named "Magolor Race EX," features Magolor embracing his darker powers and using them to race more quickly and strategically.

Since their last encounter, the two appear to be on friendlier terms. The two share a friendly and playful rivalry with each other. The races take place on mechanical gear-filled racecourses that match his personal attire and styling. The races are suspended high above the skies of Dream Land, the final of which during the EX race takes place in the dark and collapsing Another Dimension. It is never explained how he returned to Kirby's dimension following the events of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, though his initial appearance in the Lor Starcutter indicates that he may have used the ship to do so. Even still, it is unknown how he was able to return to the ship in the first place, given how he was taken to an entirely different dimension after his first defeat. It is possible he may have escaped between the events of Return to Dreamland and this game.

Aside from that, a commemorative gold 8-bit statuette of Magolor is visible in the museum mode and also appears as one of Stone Kirby's transformations. Magolor also appears in the credits, escorting Kirby across the screen as the credits roll underneath. As the credits finish rolling, Magolor returns to the Lor Starcutter and bids Kirby farewell before flying away.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Magolor's keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Though he does not physically appear in the game, Magolor makes several cameo appearances in Kirby: Triple Deluxe:

  • Stone Kirby can transform into many different statues; one of these being Magolor, who is seen alongside Marx. As it is an Easter egg, it is somewhat rare and has a lower probability of appearing than other forms. The Lor Starcutter, Magolor's ship, also makes an appearance as a statue.
  • Circus Kirby can use a move called "Balloon Pop Art," in which Kirby blows up a balloon to attack enemies. One of the balloon sculptures Kirby can create is of Magolor, which once again is rare and will not frequently appear.
  • In the last room of Stage 3 of Wild World, a painting of Magolor can be seen hanging on a wall in the background.
  • Magolor is one of 256 keychains found in the game, being the 254th one. He is the only keychain from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
  • Lastly, Magolor is seen among other baddies such as Marx and Galacta Knight in the cutscene "Kirby Master!" which is earned by completing the game 100%.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe

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Magolor's only appearance in this game is in the last of the secret stages, which fittingly plays C-R-O-W-N-E-D. He appears holding a blindfold banner near the end of the stage. Blindfold banners are a common level hazard usually carried by Bronto Burts, but in this instance, Magolor replaces them.

According to director Shinya Kumazaki, the stages Dedede plays through were built by Magolor, as he demonstrated in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition that he has experience building amusement parks.[3]

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Magolor makes a few cameo appearances in this game:

  • Magolor appears in two stickers; one of them being a rare sticker.
  • Magolor is also one of the Stone forms next to Marx, much like in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

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Magolor appears as a merchant who runs the Shoppe in the Dream Kingdom. He helps Team Kirby by selling them weapons, armor, EXP Orbs, Potions, and Champion's Codexes in exchange for Gem Apples and Fragments. He also sells Gem Apples in exchange for real-world money. Once the player buys the maximum amount of Gem Apples, Magolor will thank Kirby for the patronage, and will muse that he should have enough funds for another plot.

Kirby Star Allies

Magolor returns as a Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies, being added in the 4.0.0 update. His moves are reminiscent of his attacks during his boss fight in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and in the New Challenge Stages from Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition.

Super Kirby Clash

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Magolor returns in Super Kirby Clash, where he reprises his role as a shopkeeper from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. He also appears as two stickers, one in his normal outfit, and the other in his shopkeeper outfit, both of which can be purchased from the Shoppe, although the former must be unlocked first.

Kirby Fighters 2

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Magolor appears as a playable character in Kirby Fighters 2, being unlocked at Fighters Rank 39. He retains most of his moveset from Kirby Star Allies, albeit heavily altered.


Move Controls Description Element Damage
Kirby Star Allies
Magic Sphere Press and release B Magolor releases a sphere of energy that launches forward, homing in on nearby enemies as it flies. If no enemies are nearby, it is launched at a random angle.

In Kirby Fighters 2, he only launches one orb at a time which can be bent up or down with directional inputs.

Zap 18
Revolution Orbs Hold B briefly before releasing Magolor releases two twirling spheres of energy that launch forward. Zap 30
Revolution Flame Hold B even longer before releasing Magolor releases three swirling balls of flame that launch forward. Sizzle 50
Deadly Needles ↑ + press and release B Magolor conjures two needles of energy that rise up next to him, one to either side. None 32
Double Deadly Needles ↑ + hold B briefly before releasing Magolor conjures four needles of energy that rise up next to him, two to either side, covering a wider distance. None 32
Double Deadly Needles Deluxe ↑ + hold B even longer before releasing Magolor conjures a series of eight needles around him, four to either side, covering a very large distance. None 40
Magolor Surge Dash + B Magolor surges forwards invincibly a similar distance to Wing's Condor Head, twirling in a similar manner to in the Magolor Races from Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition. In Kirby Star Allies, this was misspelled as Magalor Surge. Bluster 24 (Initial Hits), 12 (Final Hit)
Gem Apple Bombs ↓ + B Magolor throws three Gem Apple bombs forward. After landing, the bombs begin to expand and reach full potency after about 7 seconds. The bombs can also be pushed around by moving blocks. This attack can be used underwater, but Magolor will only drop one Gem Apple bomb directly downwards.

In Kirby Fighters 2, he tosses one instead of three, which will automatically detonate within a few seconds if not done manually.

None 16
Detonate Gem Apple Bombs, then ↓ + B Magolor giggles as he detonates the Gem Apple bombs, dealing more damage in a wider radius the bigger they are. This move can also be used during any of Magolor's other attacks, which will detonate them without Magolor giggling. None 24 (1 lvl.)
32 (2 lvl.)
45 (3 lvl.)
64 (4 lvl.)
100 (5 lvl.)
Black Hole While in the air, ↑ + press and hold B, then ControlPadIcon.png Magolor floats in place as he raises his arms over his head, creating a rune circle that can be maneuvered around freely.

In Kirby Fighters 2, the black hole will always be created directly above Magolor.

None 0
Summon Summon Black Hole and then release B The rune circle collapses into a black hole, drawing in any enemies and items nearby and heavily damaging bosses. Any food items absorbed will heal Magolor. None 32 (edge), 48 (center)
Ultra Sword ↓, and then ↑ + B Magolor summons an Ultra Sword from a rune circle which he swings downwards, cleaving though enemies in a wide radius. He is completely invulnerable during its duration, and it can cut ropes. None 8 (Taking out Ultra Sword), 70 (Back Swing), 80 (Swing near hilt), 90 (Swing near tip)
Magic Barrier L/R Magolor summons the star-shaped shield from his boss fight to protect him while guarding. It blocks chip damage while active, but one segment can be broken by two attacks each, breaking completely after 10 hits in total and reverting to a normal Guard. None 16 (Barrier Break)
Dimensional Vanish L/R in midair Magolor disappears into a portal, leaving only an invulnerable distortion in the air that can be maneuvered around freely. When the button is released or after about 5 seconds, he will reappear through another portal, damaging nearby enemies. None 16

Friend Abilities

Friend Ability Controls Description Damage
Summon Lor Press and hold ↑ Magolor summons the Lor Starcutter, which friends can ride on, increasing its size and damaging nearby enemies. 8
Magoloran Launch Release ↑ once Friends are aboard Magolor launches the Lor Starcutter, which flies straight forwards, damaging any foes in its path and smashing through any blocks which would be breakable by a Friend Throw. After it flies offscreen, the friends riding it will Space Jump back to Magolor. 80 (1 Friend)
110 (2 Friends)
150 (3 Friends)

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Magolor appears as an unlockable trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U obtained by scoring at least 450,000 points in a single game of Target Blast on Stage 3.

Magolor appears as a primary Ace-class attack spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. His spirit can be obtained by fighting a blue male Robin with enhanced magical attacks and the hazard of the stage flipping upside-down. His spirit sports no effect when applied to a fighter.


Magolor's name is a portmanteau of “magic,” referencing his magical abilities, and the Lor Starcutter’s name. His Japanese name is also a portmanteau of magic (魔法) and the Lor Starcutter’s name, and is pronounced similar to "mahoroba," an old Japanese word meaning "wonderful place."[5]

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese マホロア Translates to Mahoroa
English Magolor
Traditional Chinese 魔法洛亞 Translates to Mofaloa. From 魔法 (magic) and 洛亞 (Lor)
Simplified Chinese 魔法洛亚 Translates to Mofaloa. From 魔法 (magic) and 洛亚 (Lor)
Korean 마버로아 Translates to Maboroa. Derived from 마법 (magic) and 로아 (Lor).
Russian Маголор Translates to Magolor.
German Magolor Same as English
Dutch Magolor Same as English
French Magolor Same as English
Italian Magolor Same as English
Spanish Maglor Maglor.


Name Music Track
”Under My Control"


I'm so, so thankful for all of your help! High five, low five, all that.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby, please hurry up and get back to your quest. I mean, seriously. You're a hero, for crying out loud. You should be excited to help me!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby, I'm glad you like talking to me so much, but... Why don't you stop wasting time and get back to your adventure? You Popstar folk sure do take your time, don't you?
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby! Dude. Seriously. Hurry up and finish your quest already. If you don't actually help me out, your offer to help me is kind of mean... SO HURRY UP AND HELP ME OUT, KIRBY!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby, it may seem like I'm just hanging out in here, but I'm pretty busy. I'm way behind on my chores, and I really need a haircut. So please stop distracting me and get on with your adventure!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
And a promise is a promise. I owe you a trip to my home. A trip to...Halcandra! Halcandra exists in another dimension. It's SUPER far away, but the Lor can fly us there in the blink of an eye! Pack some snacks, Kirby. We're off to Halcandra!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby, it's finally time. Landia is a truly fearsome foe. Super fearsome, even. So team up if necessary, and use your combined powers to fell the beast!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
I excavated this ship from the volcano where Landia dwells and repaired it. And I couldn't help but make a few upgrades before taking it out for a spin. Legend also says that this ship has a mind of its own. I'm not so sure. But I'm hoping it will speak to me someday, if I take good care of it!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Bravo, Kirby. You've truly earned your reputation as a hero. Your help defeating Landia was invaluable. Ah... At long last, it's mine! The source of limitless power... The Master Crown! Obtaining this crown has been my ultimate goal all along! What's with all the weird looks? Fine. Let me explain everything. I fought Landia by myself and lost. So I fled to Planet Popstar. That's when the thought struck me... I could have you defeat Landia for me! A stroke of genius, I know. You even helped me repair my Starcutter. I really did appreciate that, by the way. Anyway...MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The time has come for your planet... No! The time has come for the ENTIRE UNIVERSE to bow down to me. And for being such a big help in all of this, your planet gets to go first! Prepare to bow, Popstar! Welcome your new overlord!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Hi there! My name is Magolor. I'm from another dimension, but I just love Planet Popstar. I can't get enough of it! Things got a bit hectic when I first arrived, but that's all in the past, thanks to Kirby. To make up for all that fuss, I built Kirby a theme park right here in Dream Land! It's got special stages where you can play with different Copy Abilities. You know, some of those stages can be a bit difficult... Hmmm... Oh, but I know YOU'LL be just fine! Why don't you try to clear them all? You can even face off against me in some of the stages! Hee hee hee...! So, what do you say...? Are you ready to check out my amazing theme park? Let's go!
— Magolor • Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Hey, Kirby... I'm glad you like coming to the Shoppe so much, but... why don't you stop wasting time and get back to your quests? What, me? I'm not particularly interested in the Dream Kingdom... I just hope you like my merchandise!
— Magolor • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
You know, buy 50 more Gem Apples, and I bet you'll see that tree get bigger!
— Magolor • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Happy Sunday, Kirby— or Magolor Day, as I like to call it! What's so special about today, you ask? If you buy Gem Apples...I'll give you extra! Look at me! What a nice guy I am, right?
— Magolor • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Bravo, Kirby. You've truly earned your reputation as a hero. Your help powering up all that gear was invaluable. Anyway... The time has come for every last Shoppe... No! The time has come for the DREAM KINGDOM to bow down to me! ... Gotcha! Hee-hee! Were you shocked? The fact that you powered up all that gear to DX grade... You really and truly are something else! I hope you keep on stopping by! Thanks for everything, Kirby!
— Magolor • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

Related Quotes

Magolor deceived Kirby and stole Halcandra’s legendary treasure, the Master Crown! It’s up to Kirby to save the universe.
— VS Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Magolor stole the Master Crown and the Lor from their sacred resting places on Halcandra. He’s a liar and a wizard… Defeat him!
— VS Magolor EX • Kirby's Return to Dream Land
One day, a huge hole opened in the sky and the Lor Starcutter crashed down to Dream Land. Magolor, the captain of the ship, wasn't injured in the crash, but the ship lost several important parts. Kirby and his friends help recover the pieces, and Magolor guides them to Halcandra. Everything seems to be going well...
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
This staff takes the form of the traveler from far away, Magolor. Is he still out there somewhere, journeying on his ship?
— Weapon Description • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
The guise of a traveler from another world. Whoever wears it might be tempted to fib with their mouth covered like that.
— Armor Description • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Magolor from Kirby's Return to Dream Land is here! Is he your ally, or is he... all lies?
— Magolor • Kirby Star Allies
This charming rogue magician arrives from Kirby’s Return to Dream Land with a wink and something up his sleeve. But he’s your Dream Friend, and he’s more than willing to help you conquer the galaxy.
— Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies
The fearless deceiving mage from Kirby’s Return to Dream Land has mysteriously joined the battle. You don’t want him as an it possible that he could end up becoming a true friend?
— Guest Star Description • Kirby Star Allies
A commemorative item made by the Shoppe to increase sales, but secretly a magic artifact with hidden powers.
— Weapon description • Super Kirby Clash
This commemorative hat seems to incline the wearer toward kindness and honesty (well...maybe not TOTAL honesty...).
— Armor description • Super Kirby Clash


Perhaps the inspiration behind Magolor, originating from the canceled Kirby GCN.

  • Many of the character models and concepts from Kirby GCN’s development cycle were carried over to Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Magolor's first boss form resembles the unused design of Kirby GCN’s final boss. Both have long, sculpted horns, a shadowy face and body, no visible mouth, glowing eyes, and red clothing.
    • It also appears that this final boss's concept inspired Magolor Soul's design to some extent, as the two share a similar color scheme.
    • The final boss's concept art depicts the character as being colossal in comparison to Kirby, as Sword Kirby can be seen in the bottom left corner of the above image, along with a Golem.
  • In the Japanese games, Magolor mostly speaks using katakana, rather than hiragana and kanji. This is a rather common visual cue in fiction to indicate a foreign accent. This is emphasized even further by Magolor using a lot of anglicisms in his speech, a trait associated with Western foreigners in particular.
  • Magolor's dialogue at various points in Kirby's Return to Dream Land reveals secrets about the Kirby universe. One conversation is also a hidden Easter egg.
    • In Extra Mode, Magolor explains how the Lor Starcutter was built, and says it was the same power that gave rise to "clockwork stars." This hints at a possible connection to Galactic Nova.
    • After 120 Energy Spheres are collected, Magolor explains the details of how he acquired his ship. However, speaking to him a second time will have him tell Kirby that he has heard of him much before their fateful encounter. In the Extra Mode, he goes into more details with both, loosely recalling the events of Milky Way Wishes—and stating that there is someone that he knows in particular who knew Kirby fairly well. This person is speculated to possibly be Marx, or someone else entirely.[6]
  • In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, if Kirby talks to Magolor six times in a row and continues to speak with him afterward, Magolor becomes annoyed with him, accuses the pink puff of leading him on with his offer to fix the Lor Starcutter, and commands him to finish his adventure. Pestering Magolor further results in him scolding Kirby, saying that he's much busier than he appears and that he wants Kirby to stop distracting him.[7]
    • Likewise, in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, if Kirby enters the Shoppe six times in a row and talks to Magolor again afterward, Magolor suggests Kirby go back to his quests. He also mentions that he's not especially interested in the Dream Kingdom and just wants to sell Kirby his wares.
  • Magolor appears to be left-handed. He uses his left hand predominantly for gesturing during conversations and picking up the Master Crown.
  • The Lor Starcutter may not be his own ship, as one of the pause screen quotes (from Magolor EX) implies that he stole it from somewhere. After collecting every Energy Sphere, he reveals more info on the vessel and claims that he "excavated" it from the volcano Landia lives in.

Magolor EX's eye texture.

  • As mentioned above, Magolor EX has a hot pink/purple accessory below his eyes that is presumably his mouth. However, taking a look at the eye textures for Magolor EX show that this is simply the area around his eyes.
  • Like Marx before him, Magolor shows up in the front row of the unlockable "Kirby Master" video for 100% completion. He applauds the cast in spite of his defeat.
  • Magolor, Dark Mind, Queen Sectonia, Star Dream, and Void Termina are the only final bosses to have more than two forms in one game.
  • In the third phase of the battle with Magolor, when he throws enemies at Kirby, he will always send out an enemy containing the Copy Ability Kirby used before having to discard it to use the Super Abilities to destroy Magolor's shield. Alternatively, Inhaling three of the enemies he throws and letting the Mix roulette run out on its own grants Kirby the ability he gave up.
  • Magolor's battle theme during the first phase starts with a heavy remix of Dark Matter's theme from Kirby's Dream Land 3, followed by a portion of the dimensional rift theme from Kirby's Return to Dream Land and finally ending with the first few bars of 's battle theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards.
    • Magolor's battle theme was reused in Kirby Star Allies, where it plays when viewing the Kirby's Return to Dream Land art in the art gallery.
  • Magolor was likely already powerful before he obtained the Master Crown, as Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition reveals that even without the crown (which is presumably non-existent at this point, its shards having faded with Another Dimension's demise) Magolor is still capable of spawning normal enemies and even firing large energy projectiles akin to those he fired during the battle against him in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and Magolor EX's Pause Screen description describes him as "a liar and a wizard," implying that he already has a significant amount of power before seizing the crown. This is shown again in Kirby Star Allies, where he has a variety of attacks.
  • The battle with Magolor seems to contain references to almost every previous final boss. The Lor segment is a shooter, like Dark Matter and 0. In his first form, he teleports with a flash and sound similar to Nightmare and Dark Mind. He fires huge lasers and summons black holes like Marx. His final form has his mouth melting down, somewhat like Drawcia Soul. He also summons spikes, like Drawcia, and flies across the screen like Drawcia Soul. His Soul form has a red eye in his mouth, a trait often associated with Dark Matter. The eye in his mouth is also similar to Necrodeus's third eye (or 0²'s real eye). Visually, his first form loosely resembles Nightmare, and his Soul form resembles Dark Mind's first form.
  • During the battle against Magolor, a portal to Popstar is visible in the background. It starts on the right side of the screen and gradually moves toward the center. It grows rather quickly throughout the fight's multiple segments, eventually almost dominating the backdrop in the last phase. If the player slowly proceeds through the fight, though, the portal's gradual growing can be seen.
  • Magolor is one of two bosses to have deceived Kirby for his own gain, the other is Marx.
    • However, unlike Marx, Magolor is the only villain that likes Kirby, then betrays him.
  • If Kirby does not attack the enemies Magolor summons within a short amount of time, they will vanish into thin air in a manner similar to teleportation.
  • In Stage 3 of Wild World is an easter egg, inside the final room, there is a painting of Magolor, hanging next to a painting of Taranza.
  • Magolor is capable of firing energy projectiles, as well as summoning enemies in his races against Kirby in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition. Notably, Taranza's energy projectiles and ability to alter objects into opponents resemble the aforementioned abilities of Magolor.
  • In Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, if the player falls during Magolor's appearance, he will giggle.
  • In the Kirby's 20th Anniversary puzzle in StreetPass Mii Plaza, Magolor's sprite depicts him with black skin rather than his usual brown. This sprite, unaltered, was reused for his keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. The balloon sculpture Circus Kirby can make of him also uses black for his facial color, as does official merchandise of him.[8]
    • Despite the fairly consist use of solid black in merchandise, the Allstar Collection plush toy released by SAN-EI CO. uses brown. However, the Dream Gear Collection toy by the same company also uses black.
  • Magolor's fate at the end of Kirby's Return to Dream Land was never explained in-game, but was eventually clarified in an interview with director Shinya Kumazaki: according to Kumazaki, Magolor was sent to a dimension beyond space and time after his defeat.[9] How this happened remains unknown, but one can presume that Magolor was teleported rather than disintegrated upon his defeat. Alternatively, this dimension may have even been an afterlife of sorts, given that most villains defeated by Kirby do not survive the endeavor.
  • Two sound files in Kirby's Return to Dream Land contain death screams that would have been used by Magolor. However, these sound files remain unused in-game, and cannot be accessed in the Sound Test either.
  • The developers of Kirby's Return to Dream Land initially intended to make the scene of Magolor fading into light only viewable to players who collected every Energy Sphere. They ultimately decided to include it regardless of the player's total Energy Sphere count, as they felt it would be wrong to "leave Magolor's liberation from his crimes out of the main storyline."[10]

Concept art depicting a female prototype of Magolor.

  • One of the earlier concept arts from Kirby's Return to Dream Land suggests that Magolor was supposed to be a female character at one point of the development, as evidenced by the Venus symbol.
  • Magolor is one of the few characters in the Kirby series that Kirby can visit and converse with outside of cutscenes. Others include Daroach, Bandana Waddle Dee, and the inhabitants of Quilty Square.
  • In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Magolor refers to Sunday as "Magolor Day" due to the fact that he will give extra Gem Apples to players who purchase them in the Shoppe.
  • When Kirby buys all 3,000 Gem Apples from the Shoppe in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe or purchases enough to upgrade the Gem Apple Tree to level 10 in Super Kirby Clash, Magolor laughs to himself, saying that his "secret plan" is closer to completion. If Kirby purchases and upgrades all armor and weapons to the maximum, Magolor parodies his speech from the end of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, saying that Dream Kingdom will bow to him. He then drops the act and explains that he is only joking.
  • Magolor’s intro menu in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! is based on the Japanese box art of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, being identical apart from missing Kirby.
  • In context with Kirby Star Allies, Magolor's name has been misspelled on two separate occasions as "Magalor": His video showcase on the Nintendo Youtube Channel is titled "Kirby Star Allies Wave 3 Update – Magalor is here! – Nintendo Switch" and one of his techniques in-game is called "Magalor Surge."
    • The misspelling of the attack "Magalor Surge" is notably the first time a character’s name has been misspelled in a Kirby game. This misspelling was fixed in Kirby Fighters 2.
  • In Kirby Star Allies on the title, file select, and menu screens, Magolor, Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee can sometimes be seen re-enacting the opening of Kirby’s Return to Dream Land.
  • In the language spoken by Hyness and others of his religion, the word "Lor" means "paradise," while the word "Mafo" means "lie." Since in Japanese "f" and "h" sounds are very similar, and sometimes conflated, Magolor's Japanese name could possibly mean "false paradise" in Hyness's language.
  • On the official Kirby Twitter account, Zan Partizanne refers to Magolor as a “deceptive egg,” referencing his egg-like shape and his tactics of tricking people.[11]
    • In turn, Magolor calls Zan Partizanne "Parmesan Cheese,"[12] likely a play on her name as it sounds somewhat similar to "parmesan," and later calls The Three Mage-Sisters the "Traffic Light Girl Trio," due to the fact that they have the same colors as traffic lights in Japan.[13]
  • Parts of Magolor's second form theme, C-R-O-W-N-E-D, play the themes for Green Greens and Kirby's Triumphant Return (from Kirby's Dream Land and Kirby Super Star respectively).
  • Magolor's first boss form slightly resembles Necrodeus, as both have horns, disembodied hands, and a gaseous "body".
  • In an interview with Shinya Kumazaki regarding the development of Kirby and the Forgotten Land, it is revealed that Magolor moved to Dream Land following the events of Kirby's Return to Dream Land.[14]




Concept Artwork


Sprites and Models


  1. Miiverse
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  4. Twitter post
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  6. YouTube
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  8. Kirby's Return to Dream Land figure set
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  11. Kirby Twitter 「イカサマたまご」, where たまご means "egg" and イカサマ/いかさま can mean "fraud"
  12. Kirby Twitter 「パルメザンチーズ」 means "parmesan cheese"
  13. Kirby Twitter 「信号機三人娘」, 信号機 meaning "traffic light" and 三人娘 can mean "girl trio."
  14. The Washington Post