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I'm so, so thankful for all of your help! High five, low five, all that.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Magolor is a recurring character in the Kirby series, serving as the main antagonist and final boss of Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. 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.

After being defeated by Kirby and his friends, he is banished to the depths of Another Dimension. After destroying the Master Crown for good, he escapes to the Dream Kingdom and becomes the shopkeeper in the Village. Having reformed himself, he later helps Team Kirby on their quest to save the Dream Kingdom from threats.

Magolor also likes building theme parks, which he has done three times: The New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, the theme park in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, and Merry Magoland in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

Physical Appearance[]

Magolor is a short alien with no feet and detached hands with cream mittens. He is clad in a regal blue suit with a gold trimmed cog design on the front and back, as well as a bit of purple right above them. He wears a white cape that has cream trimmings, and gold-trimmed cog designs, along with a white scarf that has 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. His hood is blue like the rest of his robe with a gold trimmed cog design, and the protrusions covering his ears have a gold line circling 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.

In his Traitor Form, Magolor has a gaseous blood-red colored body with a blue aura emanating from it. He now wears white gloves that each have five fingers and are now separated by a pair of pink magical sun-shaped runes. His face is now black (the glow from his eyes sometimes make it appear dark brown) and his eyes are orange (though they would become red with an angry expression when he has half of his health left). Magolor's hood grows outward and furls into what resembles a jester's hat, obtaining a purple hue with a slightly lighter shade of purple that is white at the tips of the horns. He also has gold rings around his horns. His scarf remains white, but it is larger and is cinched together by a purple and silver-buckled belt, giving the appearance of a veil. The Master Crown sits atop his head, its claws noticeably clasping down on it, and also has a green jewel in the middle.

In his Final Traitor Form, Magolor's horns now grow to enormous proportions and become even more curved at the ends, resembling a ram's horns and seemingly becoming part of his body. They retain the same coloration as his previous form. The Master Crown has sprouted golden tentacles that wrap under his gaseous body, which reforms itself to become two large red wings that are outlined in blue and set behind his back with a pair of smaller ones below them. Magolor also has gold spiral-shaped rings that are wrapped around his horns while still retaining the smaller gold rings from his previous form. Magolor has a pair of red eyes and a third eye on his face that is shaped into a grin while his hands now have black fingertips. He still retains the pink magical sun shaped-runes around his hands. During his second phase, Magolor periodically shuts and opens his third eye to reveal 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. His face is remains black and has hues of blue appearing, with a droplet of his upper lip dripping over his eye, giving it the appearance of slightly melting.

In his Traitor EX Form, Magolor's appearance is much darker and grimmer than it was before, now known as Magolor EX. His wisp-like body is now completely red with a darker shade around the edges instead of being blue. Magolor EX's hat is now dark purple and black with red at the tips of the horns. The Master Crown now has a pink jewel in its center instead of green. The scarf around his neck turned black and the belt interwoven in the scarf is red. Magolor EX's face now glows white and his eyes are initially hot pink, but they transition into red with an angry expression when he has half of his health left like his Story Mode counterpart. He still retains the pink sun-shaped runes around his hands. Sometimes, while bending his body in both the battle and the transition to his second phase, a hot pink area similar in to his eyes in color is visible under his scarf, resembling a mouth (the hot pink area is removed in the remake).

In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, and Super Kirby Clash, Magolor wears a green shopkeeper garb with a white cape that has dark tan trimmings, and a white scarf with a green belt interwoven, this time with a gold buckle. The protrusions covering his ears now have bronze lines 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.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe's Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler, Magolor wears an interdimensional form of his classic garb that is monochrome and heavily torn, due to losing almost all of his powers as a result of his battle against Kirby. His scarf belt buckle is replaced with a knot, his cape is ripped and torn, and the tip of his right ear is exposed. Magolor's green shopkeeper garb from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe also appears in the last four images and the final scene of "Magolor's Ending", as well as the screen that tells players that all stages have been cleared.

In Kirby's Return To Dream Land Deluxe's Merry Magoland, Magolor's manager outfit is very similar to his main outfit, but he now wears a white top hat with blue trimmings around it, which also features a gold and red hatband. He also wears a blue bow-tie that has gold trimmings and a gold energy sphere symbol in the middle. His white cape now has blue trimmings that now go upwards as well.

In Magolor's Tome Trackers, Magolor wears his regular outfit, but wears a dark indigo robe over it with gold trimmings similar in design to his regular outfit, and a medal that has an energy sphere symbol with a red tag. He also wears a dark indigo graduation cap with a gold hatband and tassel, as well as a large white mustache.

In Ninja Dojo, Magolor can occasionally be seen wearing a dark navy blue gi with with yellow lines and a blue inner gi. He also wears a dark navy blue ninja hood with a metal headband that has a trimmed cog design and features the energy sphere symbol, as well as a dark navy blue mask. His cape is a very pale blue and has two darker shades in the shape of triangles as trimmings. His gloves remain the same color but he wears dark blue pads on them. He is also seen carrying a sheathed katana.

Personality[]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, no strong evidence of Magolor's true intentions is 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). Magolor even somewhat helps Kirby on his adventure (if Helper Magolor is turned on, he offers them a potion and saves Kirby from falling into pits, giving him a similar role to Angie). Once Kirby gets the Master Crown, however, Magolor drops his friendly facade and reveals himself as a cruel villain whose only goal is to conquer the universe. He 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 Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler, Magolor has a sense of excitement once his abilities start restoring, which is especially shown once he reaches max level, where he says "So much power!", and is shown to be possibly aware of far-off locations, which, despite his battle with Kirby, he still has somewhat of an ambition to rule over. He also has a sense of humor, with him mentioning that he could be a boss again, take over terrain, travel to or consume worlds, and his potential creation of theme parks.

In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash, having survived his ordeal in Another Dimension, 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, and reprises his monologue from Kirby's Return to Dream Land once every armor and weapon has been upgraded to DX level (SDX in Super Kirby Clash), but only to get a reaction out of Kirby, especially since the Magolor running the Shoppe is the same one from the main universe but Kirby from the Dream Kingdom is a different Kirby. Despite his sense of humor, he, now understanding his actions, decides to help Team Kirby out by selling them weapons, armor, support items, and gem apples

Having reformed himself, Magolor is shown to primarily do good deeds for others, such as building an amusement parks: in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, Magolor remembers what the main Kirby did to him, but rather than taking revenge on him, he builds Kirby one of these theme parks to make up for his past actions. He also builds one for King Dedede in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe and another in Kirby's Return to Dream Land 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 Kirby Star Allies, his pause screen and Guest Star Magolor: Best Friends Forever descriptions in English state that he is charming and that he is fearless. The Japanese version instead described him as "boldly lying."

Magolor speaks a language called "Magolorese" in a squeaky voice.[1] It seems like he can also speak Japanese as well.[2]

Games[]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[]

Magolor 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.

Throughout the story, the player can visit him inside Lor Starcutter, where he gives updates to the player's progress in finding his ship parts and Energy Spheres, but talking to him enough times will cause him to get increasingly annoyed. In Return to Dream Land Deluxe, he can also be enabled to assist the player with the Magolor Helper feature. During battle, Magolor will drop a random Copy Ability, and can pull players from bottomless pits. In the overworld, Magolor can also provide a potion to increase the Player's health.

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 (It is revealed by himself that this is a lie in the remake, but Magolor stated that he did stay at Halcandra for a long time.). 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 appears confused as to why it attacked the Lor Starcutter. But regardless, Kirby and the gang offer to defeat the dragon for him.

Magolor Story

Magolor descends to applaud the heroes' victory.

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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.

Story Mode[]

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Magolor before transforming.

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Magolor demonstrates his new-found attacks.

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 Doomer-like 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.

Unknown to the heroes, who barely escaped a now collapsing Another Dimension due to the Master Crown's shattering, Magolor survived the battle, having been stripped of his powers and his unconscious body sent to the dimension beyond space and time[3] alongside the shattered remains of the Master Crown. Magolor fights his way through this hostile plain of existence, slowly recovering fragments of his powers, in order to escape the realm.

Extra Mode[]

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Magolor entering his stronger EX form in Another Dimension.

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Magolor EX, a form nearing the pinnacle of his power

After shooting down Kirby and his friends before the final battle begins, Magolor abruptly decides to tap into more of the Master Crown's power, resulting in a different cutscene that shows him transforming into Magolor EX. On the battlefield, Magolor EX's attacks have received a cosmetic update and some of them now have properties that make them more dangerous.

Upon defeat, Magolor EX transforms into Magolor Soul.

Battle[]

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KPR Susie artwork This section is about Magolor's forms in Story mode and his first form in Extra Mode of Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. For his second form in Extra Mode, see Magolor Soul.

Story Mode[]
Magolor is revealed as a manipulative mage who tricked Kirby and friends into fixing his ship, then 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 Deluxe

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 dark pink liquid which eventually become tall spikes of the same color 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 purple, then he launches five blue three-way fireball blasts that explode upon contact with the screen. Occasionally, he can open a star-shaped rainbow colored interdimensional rift to send out three or more mini Sphere Doomers, which attack by flying in circles or moving in a wave-like pattern.

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 spinning black hole with rainbow colors 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 take heavy amounts of damage. Notably, not even the Stone, Leaf, or Sand abilities will protect the player from the black hole. Magolor will also cross his hands repeatedly and put them together to launch a powerful pink laser beam cannon (purple in Deluxe); 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 fireball 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 repeat the aforementioned pattern. The order of the abilities in Story 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 him off with the Ultra Sword. Climactically, Magolor will try to repel the sword in one last attempt to save himself. Engaged in a deadlock, the player must shake the Wii Remote vigorously (rotate the left joystick or shake the controller in Deluxe) in order to have Kirby overpower him. If the remote isn't shaken or if the left joystick isn't rotated enough, Magolor will push Kirby away, dispel the Ultra Sword from him, and regain one piece of his shield. Otherwise, Kirby will deplete the last of Magolor's health bar and seemingly slay him, the crown-toting traitor exploding with purple and blue effects 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.)

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Magolor fires a laser.

Seconds after Magolor finishes exploding, he is revived by the Master Crown into his final form. The 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 rainbow colored interdimensional rifts in different locations, which protrude large spikes of the same color 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.

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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, which is dark blue in color and attacks 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 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[]
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It was in a dusty tome that Magolor first learned about that legendary item. It all sounded like a fairy tale, until he found the Lor and began scheming. It's time to save the universe, Lor...and Magolor!
— VS Magolor EX • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe

In the Extra Mode, Magolor EX's attacks are frequently more potent. As with the Story 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 Story 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 resemble 's weakpoint from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and mirror one of Marx's attacks) and his blue three-way fireball blasts are now golden-orange. 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.

Upon half his health being depleted, Magolor EX will pull out his black hole attack. The black hole is now a gloomy brown (purple and white in Deluxe) and it will wipe out around 3/4 of the player's health if it manages to suck them in. It does not pull any harder than its Story 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-black (teal blue in Deluxe) 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 Story 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.

Once again, upon having his shield completely obliterated, Magolor will rush to the middle of the screen. To avoid Magolor's attempt to 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 Story 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 golden-orange hexes being added to the explosion.

Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler[]

In Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler, Magolor, after suffering defeat at the hands of Kirby and his friends, is sent to the farthest depths of Another Dimension. After waking up, he traverses new terrain, which he had never seen before. Suddenly, he is ambushed by Doomers and other enemies. After defeating all of them, he is rewarded with a Fruit Fragment. Afterwards, he is transported to a strange altar and the Fragment is put on the pedestal. Magolor then traverses through Aerogree Dimension, Pyred Dimension, Poseiblu Dimension, and Locandra Dimension, defeating Electricky Dooter, Fiery Puffer, Hydriath, and the Rampaging Doomers respectively in the process, and getting the remainning fruit fragments.

The fragments merge to form the Gem Apple Seed, but before Magolor can grab it, the broken Master Crown returns and corrupts the seed, transforming it into the Crowned Doomer. Magolor defeats it, but the crown takes hold of the seed itself and transforms into a demonic tree. Magolor weakens it, then pulls out a sword from the rubble and transforms it into his own Ultra Sword, using it to slice the tree in half and destroy the crown for good.

Magolor then stands in the remains of the altar. As a result of the Ultra Sword being used to destroy the Master Crown, a dimensional rift opens up. Magolor sheds his tears away, then jumps into the rift. Alongside a standard-sized version of the Gem Apple Seed, Magolor emerges in the Dream Kingdom's Castle Village. He scouts the area for some time, before planting the seed in a nearby dirt container. He then sets up shoppe in the village, meeting up with variants of Broom Hatter, Rick, Kine, Coo, and Bandana Waddle Dee. However, the Master Crown's influence is still found in the seed, which is evidenced by its golden swirl around it.

Most of Magolor's moves are the same as from Kirby Star Allies, but with Magic Bombs instead of Gem Apple Bombs, and without his Ultra Sword attack.

Techniques[]

Move Controls Description Element Damage
Pro Controller Joy-Con
Levitation A in midair Right Button in midair Magolor floats for a while. Subsequent upgrades increase flight time. N/A N/A
Magic Sphere B Down Button Magolor shoots a sphere of electric magic from his hands. Zap 18
Revolution Orbs Press and hold B briefly before releasing Press and hold Down Button briefly before releasing Magolor shoots two spiraling spheres forward. Zap 30
Revolution Flame Hold B even longer before releasing Hold Down Button even longer before releasing Magolor shoots three burning spheres forward. Sizzle 50
Upward Magic Sphere Left Stick Up + B Left Stick Up + Down Button Magolor shoots a sphere of electric magic upwards. Zap 18
Upward Revolution Flame Left Stick Up + press and hold B, then release Left Stick Up + press and hold Down Button, then release Magolor shoots a sphere of magic that explodes into a spiraling flame upwards. Sizzle 50
Magic Bomb Left Stick Down + B Left Stick Down + Down Button Magolor lays down a bomb made of magic which explodes upon impact or after enough time passes. None 16
Mighty Magic Bomb Left Stick Up, then Left Stick Down + B Left Stick Up, then Left Stick Down + Down Button Magolor prepares a big bomb with an even bigger explosion! There are invincibility frames upon input. None 64
Magolor Surge Left Stick Left/Left Stick Right + B Left Stick Left/Left Stick Right + Down Button Magolor spirals forward cloaked in wind, dealing multiple hits of damage. Bluster 24 per hit
Magolor Surge Stream Magolor Surge + B (up to 2 times) Magolor Surge + Down Button (up to 2 times) Magolor readies a second (or third) surge during the one he performed. Subsequent upgrades allow for omnidirectional surges! Bluster 24 per hit
Surge Burst A during Magolor Surge Right Button during Magolor Surge Magolor cancels the surge with a burst of wind. Bluster 24
Deadly Needles Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + tap B Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + tap Down Button Magolor strikes with two magical needles at his sides. None 32
Double Deadly Needles Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + hold B briefly before releasing Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + hold Down Button briefly before releasing Magolor strikes with four needles, two at each side. None 32
Double Deadly Needles Deluxe Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + hold B a bit longer before releasing Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + hold Down Button a bit longer before releasing Magolor strikes with eight needles, four at each side. None 40
Magolor Cannon X with full Magic Energy Up Button with full Magic Energy Magolor lets loose a big beam of energy. This requires full Magic Energy to use. Zap 50 per hit
Black Hole Left Stick Up + X with full Magic Energy Left Stick Up + Up Button with full Magic Energy Magolor summons a black hole above him. This requires full Magic Energy to use. None 100 per hit
Magic Barrier L/R/ZL/ZR SL/SR Magolor puts up a barrier that protects him from 5 hits of damage. None 16
Magic Counter Get attacked while using Magic Barrier Magolor's barrier inflicts damage on hit when this upgrade is purchased. None 32
Dimensional Vanish L/R/ZL/ZR in midair SL/SR in midair Magolor vanishes into another plane of existence. He can move around during this state. None 16

Move Controls Description Element Damage
Pro Controller Joy-Con
Levitation B in midair Down Button in midair Magolor floats for a while. Subsequent upgrades increase flight time. N/A N/A
Magic Sphere Y Left Button Magolor shoots a sphere of electric magic from his hands. Zap 18
Revolution Orbs Press and hold Y briefly before releasing Press and hold Left Button briefly before releasing Magolor shoots two spiraling spheres forward. Zap 30
Revolution Flame Hold Y even longer before releasing Hold Left Button even longer before releasing Magolor shoots three burning spheres forward. Sizzle 50
Upward Magic Sphere Left Stick Up + Y Left Stick Up + Left Button Magolor shoots a sphere of electric magic upwards. Zap 18
Upward Revolution Flame Left Stick Up + press and hold Y, then release Left Stick Up + press and hold Left Button, then release Magolor shoots a sphere of magic that explodes into a spiraling flame upwards. Sizzle 50
Magic Bomb Left Stick Down + Y Left Stick Down + Left Button Magolor lays down a bomb made of magic which explodes upon impact or after enough time passes. None 16
Mighty Magic Bomb Left Stick Up, then Left Stick Down + Y Left Stick Up, then Left Stick Down + Left Button Magolor prepares a big bomb with an even bigger explosion! There are invincibility frames upon input. None 64
Magolor Surge Left Stick Left/Left Stick Right + Y Left Stick Left/Left Stick Right + Left Button Magolor spirals forward cloaked in wind, dealing multiple hits of damage. Bluster 24 per hit
Magolor Surge Stream Magolor Surge + Y (up to 2 times) Magolor Surge + Left Button (up to 2 times) Magolor readies a second (or third) surge during the one he performed. Subsequent upgrades allow for omnidirectional surges! Bluster 24 per hit
Surge Burst B during Magolor Surge Down Button during Magolor Surge Magolor cancels the surge with a burst of wind. Bluster 24
Deadly Needles Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + tap Y Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + tap Left Button Magolor strikes with two magical needles at his sides. None 32
Double Deadly Needles Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + hold Y briefly before releasing Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + hold Left Button briefly before releasing Magolor strikes with four needles, two at each side. None 32
Double Deadly Needles Deluxe Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + hold Y a bit longer before releasing Left Stick Down, Left Stick Up + hold Left Button a bit longer before releasing Magolor strikes with eight needles, four at each side. None 40
Magolor Cannon X with full Magic Energy Up Button with full Magic Energy Magolor lets loose a big beam of energy. This requires full Magic Energy to use. Zap 50 per hit
Black Hole Left Stick Up + X with full Magic Energy Left Stick Up + Up Button with full Magic Energy Magolor summons a black hole above him. This requires full Magic Energy to use. None 100 per hit
Magic Barrier L/R/ZL/ZR SL/SR Magolor puts up a barrier that protects him from 5 hits of damage. None 16
Magic Counter Get attacked while using Magic Barrier Magolor's barrier inflicts damage on hit when this upgrade is purchased. None 32
Dimensional Vanish L/R/ZL/ZR in midair SL/SR in midair Magolor vanishes into another plane of existence. He can move around during this state. None 16

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[]

Magolor race

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[]

Though he does not physically appear, Magolor makes several cameos:

Rare Keychain 34

Magolor's keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe

  • Stone can transform into many different statues; one of these being Magolor, who is seen alongside Marx. It has a lower probability of appearing than most forms. The Lor Starcutter 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 appears infrequently.
  • 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.
  • Magolor is seen among other characters 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 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:

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe[]

Following his battle with the Master Crown and subsequent escape from Another Dimension, Magolor arrived to the Dream Kingdom and took up the job as the Merchant of the Shoppe. 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, 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 Magolor Races from Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition.

Techniques[]

Move Controls Description Element Damage[4]
Pro Controller Joy-Con
Magic Sphere Press and release B Press and release Down Button 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. Zap 18
Revolution Orbs Hold B briefly before releasing Hold Down Button briefly before releasing Magolor releases two twirling spheres of energy that launch forward. Zap 30
Revolution Flame Hold B even longer before releasing Hold Down Button even longer before releasing Magolor releases three swirling balls of flame that launch forward. Sizzle 50
Deadly Needles Left Stick Up + press and release B Left Stick Up + press and release Down Button Magolor conjures two needles of energy that rise up next to him, one to either side. None 32
Double Deadly Needles Left Stick Up + hold B briefly before releasing Left Stick Up + hold Down Button 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 Left Stick Up + hold B even longer before releasing Left Stick Up + hold Down Button 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 Left Stick Left/Left Stick Right + hold B Left Stick Left/Left Stick Right + hold Down Button 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 the Dream Friend trailer for Magolor, this was misspelled as Magalor Surge. Bluster 24 (Initial Hits), 12 (Final Hit)
Gem Apple Bombs Left Stick Down + B Left Stick Down + Down Button 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. None 16
Detonate Gem Apple Bombs, then Left Stick Down + B Gem Apple Bombs, then Left Stick Down + Down Button 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, Left Stick Up + press and hold B, then move Left Stick While in the air, Left Stick Up + press and hold Down Button, then move Left Stick Magolor floats in place as he raises his arms over his head, creating a rune circle that can be maneuvered around freely. None 0
Summon Summon Black Hole and then release B Summon Black Hole and then release Down Button 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 Left Stick Down, and then Left Stick Up + B Left Stick Down, and then Left Stick Up + Down Button 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 SL/SR 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 SL/SR 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
Summon Lor Press and hold Left Stick Up Magolor summons the Lor Starcutter, which friends can ride on, increasing its size and damaging nearby enemies. None 8
Magoloran Launch Release Left Stick Up 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. None 80 (1 Friend)
110 (2 Friends)
150 (3 Friends)

Move Controls Description Element Damage[4]
Pro Controller Joy-Con
Magic Sphere Press and release Y Press and release Left Button 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. Zap 18
Revolution Orbs Hold Y briefly before releasing Hold Left Button briefly before releasing Magolor releases two twirling spheres of energy that launch forward. Zap 30
Revolution Flame Hold Y even longer before releasing Hold Left Button even longer before releasing Magolor releases three swirling balls of flame that launch forward. Sizzle 50
Deadly Needles Left Stick Up + press and release Y Left Stick Up + press and release Left Button Magolor conjures two needles of energy that rise up next to him, one to either side. None 32
Double Deadly Needles Left Stick Up + hold Y briefly before releasing Left Stick Up + hold Left Button 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 Left Stick Up + hold Y even longer before releasing Left Stick Up + hold Left Button 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 Left Stick Left/Left Stick Right + hold Y Left Stick Left/Left Stick Right + hold Left Button 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 the Dream Friend trailer for Magolor, this was misspelled as Magalor Surge. Bluster 24 (Initial Hits), 12 (Final Hit)
Gem Apple Bombs Left Stick Down + Y Left Stick Down + Left Button 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. None 16
Detonate Gem Apple Bombs, then Left Stick Down + Y Gem Apple Bombs, then Left Stick Down + Left Button 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, Left Stick Up + press and hold Y, then move Left Stick While in the air, Left Stick Up + press and hold Left Button, then move Left Stick Magolor floats in place as he raises his arms over his head, creating a rune circle that can be maneuvered around freely. None 0
Summon Summon Black Hole and then release Y Summon Black Hole and then release Left Button 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 Left Stick Down, and then Left Stick Up + Y Left Stick Down, and then Left Stick Up + Left Button 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 SL/SR 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 SL/SR 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
Summon Lor Press and hold Left Stick Up Magolor summons the Lor Starcutter, which friends can ride on, increasing its size and damaging nearby enemies. None 8
Magoloran Launch Release Left Stick Up 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. None 80 (1 Friend)
110 (2 Friends)
150 (3 Friends)

Super Kirby Clash[]

Magolor 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, being unlocked at Fighters Rank 39. He retains most of his moves from Kirby Star Allies, albeit heavily altered. Shadow Kirby uses Beam when fighting against him.

Techniques[]

Move Controls Description Element
Magic Sphere Press and release Down Button Magolor launches one orb at a time which can be bent up or down with Left Stick Up or Left Stick Down. Zap
Revolution Orbs Hold Down Button briefly before releasing Magolor releases two twirling spheres of energy that launch forward. Zap
Revolution Flame Hold Down Button even longer before releasing Magolor releases three swirling balls of flame that launch forward. Sizzle
Deadly Needles Left Stick Up + press and release Down Button Magolor conjures two needles of energy that rise up next to him, one to either side. None
Double Deadly Needles Left Stick Up + hold Down Button briefly before releasing Magolor conjures four needles of energy that rise up next to him, two to either side, covering a wider distance. None
Double Deadly Needles Deluxe Left Stick Up + hold Down Button even longer before releasing Magolor conjures a series of eight needles around him, four to either side, covering a very large distance. None
Magolor Surge Left Stick Left/Left Stick Right + hold Down Button 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. Bluster
Gem Apple Bombs Left Stick Down + Down Button Magolor throws one Gem Apple bomb forward, which will automatically detonate within a few seconds if not done manually. None
Detonate Gem Apple Bombs, then Left Stick Down + Down Button 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
Black Hole While in the air, Left Stick Up + press and hold Down Button Magolor floats in place as he raises his arms over his head, creating a rune circle that will always be created directly above Magolor. None
Summon Summon Black Hole and then release Down Button 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
Ultra Sword Left Stick Down, and then Left Stick Up + Down Button 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
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
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

Kirby's Dream Buffet[]

Magolor appears in four Character Treats from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (as Pixel Magolor), Super Kirby Clash (as Shopkeeper Magolor), and the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest. Magolor also has a cake based on him for the Battle Royale Battle Mode, a Costume, and a Color.

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.

Etymology[]

Magolor's name is a portmanteau of "magic," referencing his magical abilities, and the Lor Starcutter's name.

His Japanese name, マホロア (Mahoroa), is also a portmanteau of magic, 魔法 (Mahō); and the Lor Starcutter's name, ローア (Rōa); and is pronounced similar to "mahoroba" (まほろば), an old Japanese word meaning "wonderful place."[5][6]

In Other Languages[]

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese マホロア Translates to Mahoroa
American 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.

Music[]

Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler
Magolor RtDDX
Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Music
Four Adventurers and the Far-Flung Traveler
Kirby Wii Music Selection
Music
Staff Roll (Secret)
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Music File:DDDD Secret Staff.ogg
The King and Witch's Rendezvous / Kirby Series Extra Chapter Medley
The Sound of Kirby Café
Music
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Medley
Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert
Music
Bravo! Magolor's Here for You!
Kirby Star Allies
Music
Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD
Kirby Star Allies
Music
Magolor's Tome Trackers (Secret Song)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Music
Magolor's Dizzy-Tizzy Tome Trackers (Secret Song)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Music
Onward to a Pain My Heart Knows Well
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Music
Mistilteinn, Tree Crown without a Ruler
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Music
Settling a Score - Atone for One's Misdeeds!
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Music
Crossing into the Parallel with You
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Music
Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD (Phase 2)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Music
Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD (Medley)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Music
The Merry, Magical World of Magolor!
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Music
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.
Welcome Your New Overlord
KRtDLD Traitor Magolor
Settling a Score - Atone for One'e Misdeeds!
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Music
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.

Flavor Texts[]

GameFlavor text
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.
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 enemy...is it possible that he could end up becoming a true friend?
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
After betraying his friends, Magolor tumbled deep into a dimensional abyss. Now he must explore this place to restore his lost powers!
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Now that he's restored all of his powers, Magolor is reborn! Maybe he'll use his powers to help others this time! Or maybe not…

Quotes[]

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
You did it, Kirby! My ship has its oars back! Thank you so much! I'm counting on you to find the other missing parts. Keep up the good work! And don't forget to keep an eye out for all those Energy Spheres! If you collect enough, the broken doors within my ship will reactivate. There are two really cool sub-games that you can play with your friends! Not to mention Copy Ability Rooms, with all kinds of Copy Abilities to try out. And there are several challenge stages that will really test your skills. If you find enough Energy Spheres, reactivating those doors will be a breeze! So whenever you see one, be sure to grab it.
— 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
Kirby... Ugh! I hate having to rely on you, and your vacant stare when I revealed my grand plan was truly insulting. Well, let's see if you can break this thing on my head. If you can, then someday... hee hee hee...I may get to toy with you again!
— VS Magolor Soul (True Arena, Phase 2) • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Magolor's Magical Skills
I can still attack whatever's in front of me with a ball of magic. It's a start...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
What if I could unleash up to 3 attacks in a row? That might help me get my powers back a little quicker.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If my attacks could travel farther, distant enemies would become easy targets!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If I charge up my attacks, I could unleash Revolution Orbs (press and hold B, then release). Now we're talkin'!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Aha! I should make the charge time for my Revolution Orbs (press and hold B, then release) shorter! I'm so smart.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If I keep charging, I could make a Revolution Flame (hold B even longer before releasing) that melts ice...and torches marshmallows.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but there's plenty of potential. I'll throw some ideas out there and see what happens...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If I make my attacks fly way farther, then nothing will be able to stand (directly) in my way!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
What my Revolution Flame (hold B even longer before releasing) could really use now is a shorter charge time...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I bet I could make my Revolution Flame (hold B even longer before releasing) waaay more powerful. That would really heat things up.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! This attack might even be a match for a certain spherical someone...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Attacking upward...the mark of true power.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If I make my attacks fly higher, I'll be able to hit things that are waaay up above me.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I know! I'll unleash 2 upward attacks at once. Double the damage and doubly as devious.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Attacking above me with Upward Revolution Flame (Up + press and hold B, then release) would be super handy. I do like to aim high...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but I'll come up with something eventually. Just have to think uppity thoughts...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Hm. I should make my attacks fly even higher. With my skill, they might keep soaring forever!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If I made my Upward Revolution Flame (Up + press and hold B, then release) a TON more powerful...no skies would be safe from me!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! I could use this to attack and rule over a floating kingdom in the sky...if I wanted to, that is.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Awww! I can't fly anymore? I can still glide a little bit, but...it's just not the same.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If I can just fly for a little while, then I'll be able to cross some of the bigger gaps.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
A bit more flight time should help me reach those extra-high places. Then I'd really be gettin' somewhere!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
What if I could fly for even longer? Then I could float my way back up if I start to fall down a hole. That'd be fantastic!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but I'm definitely not done yet. Just need to get my head out of the clouds...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I’m not gonna turn down even MORE time flying. There'd be no gap I couldn't cross!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
With a last little boost, I could stay in the air forever! Yes! Magolor’s almost back, baby!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! I'm finally flying high again! Now I can soar through endless skies with...my friends...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I don't have a lot of health, so I'll have to be careful not to get hit. Maaan, losing powers is no fun...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I should have a little more health. Then it'll be harder for enemies to take me down.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Having even more health would really come in handy if I get surrounded.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Even more health? All this hard work is really paying off!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
What if I had—just spitballing here—even more health? Then strong enemies wouldn't stand a chance against me!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
There's still room to have even more health. I want to be as tough as they come!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I'll never turn down a chance to have even more health. Being unstoppable is fun!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but there must be a way to make me even tougher! Just need the right idea to hit me...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I suppose I could have even more health...I mean, what's the downside?
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Should I have even more health? Only if I want to make sure I never lose again...sooo, yes. Hee hee!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! I've surpassed my own limits. Surprising, considering how things were going before... Guess I'm a real tough guy now!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can guard against enemy attacks but it still kinda hurts a bit when they hit. Ow...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I'll conjure a Magic Barrier (L/R). If an enemy attacks that, I won't get hurt at all!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but my barriers could definitely be even stronger. Just need to get past this creative block...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I’ll cast Magic Counter too. Then if my Magic Barrier gets attacked, it’ll attack back. Way to stand up for yourself, Magic Barrier!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! Now I can protect everything I care about...and everyone else too, I guess.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Me? Get up to my sneaky, dirty tricks again? I would never...unless no one is looking.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Maybe I could extend how long it takes before my combos end. That would make it easier to perform them...and I'd feel a little cooler too.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Oh! What if food sometimes appears after I defeat an enemy? That'd really help me keep my health up!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I suppose I could walk and run a little bit faster...I'm a busy guy, after all.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If I had a LOT more time before my combos ended, I could score some seriously big numbers!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Being invincible for a while after I take damage would fool so many enemies. Their confused faces... Oh, now I'm giggling! Hee hee hee!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but there's still more room for Trickery. Just need to think up new kinds of trouble to cause...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Being able to earn more Magic Energy would let me unleash my Magolor Cannon and Black Hole spells more often!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Having food appear more often when an enemy is defeated would make things a LOT less stressful for me. Gotta look out for myself!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Earning even more Magic Energy means even more Magolor Cannons and Black Holes. Look out, enemies! You’re about to have a bad day.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! With mischief this mighty, I could create an entire amusement park full of fun attractions and devious challenges...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Thank badness, I can still make bombs with my magic. They even wait before exploding!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
What if I made the blasts from my bombs a bit bigger? I might even hit things through walls.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Maybe I could unleash 2 bombs at once...Why not? I can always conjure more, and blasting stuff is fun!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Creating Mighty Magic Bombs (Up, then Down + B) would be fun…and so would watching my enemies try to enemies try to escape the blast! Hee hee!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but there must be ways to make it stronger... Normally, I'd be bursting with ideas!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Unleashing 3 bombs at once? Sure, why not! That would blast all of my enemies in one go. Hee hee!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If I make my Mighty Magic Bombs (Up, then Down + B) a TON more powerful, it’ll be way harder for enemies to get away from their explosions!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! Feels like I've perfected my pyrotechnics. This much firepower could make for a flashy fireworks show in the future..
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
My Dash is still strong enough to hurt enemies and put out fires. Phew!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Dashing a longer distance would make it much easier to hit enemies…and help me get my powers back a bit faster.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I should try to activate a second Magolor Surge while I’m already in the middle of one. That would really speed this whole thing up.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I bet I could add on a Surge Burst (A during a Magolor Surge). First I’ll ram ‘em, then I’ll slam ‘em. Hee hee hee…
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but I'm close to figuring it out... Feels like my mind is racing!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Doing 3 Magolor Surges in a row sounds like a pretty good idea. I bet I could aim it in a few new directions too!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Y'know what ? I think I’ll treat myself to a waaay stronger Magolor Surge (Dash + B). Then I’ll tackle a bunch of enemies all at once!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! I'm so fast it's frightening. There's no danger I can't outrun now...except the kind I cause myself, I suppose. Hee hee.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
With one attack, I can wipe out every enemy in front of me. As soon as I’ve stored up enough Magic Energy, it’ll be time to cut loose!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Maybe I could squeeze a few more hits in when I fire my Magolor Cannon. Then my enemies will definitely know what hit ‘em… Me!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but there's room to grow. Just have to maintain a cannon-do attitude!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I should make my Magolor Cannon HUGE. That would knock out any enemies that dare to stand in my way! Or in front of me, at least.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! With an attack this fierce, I could be a big, bad boss again...maaaybe...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can use my magic to summon spikes that pop out of the ground and pierce enemies. They’ll even linger for a while! That’ll come in handy.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Deadly Needles are cool and all, but even bigger Deadly Needles would make it easier to hit enemies. I like the sound of that…
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I should summon Double Deadly Needles (Up Down + press and hold B, then release). Twice the chance to get my point across!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I’ll shorten the charge time for Double Deadly Needles (Up Down + press and hold B, then release). They’re just too fun!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but it definitely could be stronger. Just need to point myself in the right direction...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Yep! I’m gonna make my Deadly Needles even bigger. I’m talkin’ huge!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
It’s time for...Double Deadly Needles Deluxe (Up Down + hold B extra long before releasing)! Fresh kebabs, comin’ right up! Hee hee.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! I never imagined such a spike in the strength of my, uh, spikes. I could use this to take over all the terrain I want!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Sneaking around invisibly AND passing through certain walls? Don't mind if I do!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
What if I stay hidden for even longer? Hee hee! I'm so sneaky!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but if it was even more powerful...then I could, um... Oh, shoot. Thought just vanished.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Aha! I bet I can make it easier to damage enemies when I reappear. First I’ll hide, then I’ll hit ‘em with an explosion!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! Better stop here. If this attack gets any stronger, I could end up warping to other worlds! Ooo, scary.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If I store up enough Magic Energy, this attack can pull in any enemies around me. It’ll suck up special blocks too. Practical and powerful!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I bet I could fit a lot more hits into each attack with this move. Any enemies that get sucked up would have a reeeal bad time…hee hee.
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
I can't boost this any further for now, but there are definitely ways to make it stronger. Too many ideas swirling around...
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
If I make my Black Hole attacks super huge, no will be able to escape me! Muahaha!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
So much power! If this attack gets any hungrier, it might slurp up entire dimensions!
— Magolor • Kirby's Return to Dream Land 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
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

Trivia[]

Daizen01

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, but it may be someone else entirely.[7]
  • 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.[8]
    • 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.
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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 was likely already a powerful mage 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, and in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler, where Magolor collects Magic Points to regain his powers.
  • The battle with Magolor seems to contain references to almost every previous final boss. The Lor segment is a shooter, like Dark Matter and Zero. 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 final form form has a large red eye, a trait often associated with Dark Matter. The eye 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.
  • If Kirby does not attack the enemies Magolor summons within a short amount of time, they will vanish into thin air.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    • Despite the fairly consistent 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.
  • Two sound files in Kirby's Return to Dream Land contain unused death screams for Magolor that cannot be accessed in the Sound Test. The sounds are listed as M1_Danmatu01 and M2_Danmatu01 which are the same listings for Magolor's first form and second form respectively. However, if one listens closely when Magolor's first and EX forms are defeated, they can hear a faint scream that sounds very similar to the unused one.
  • 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."[9]
Magolor concept art 5

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 and Waddle Dee Town.
  • 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 officially 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. However, "mafo" in Japanese is specifically written as マフォ (mafo) instead of マホ (maho).
  • 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.[10]
    • In turn, Magolor calls Zan Partizanne "Parmesan Cheese,"[11] a play on her name's similarity to the word "parmesan," and later calls The Three Mage-Sisters the "Traffic Light Trio Girls," due to the fact that they have the same colors as traffic lights in Japan.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • Since his introduction, Magolor has appeared or has been represented in some way, shape, or form at least once in every following mainline Kirby title except Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
  • In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Kirby will use the Super Ability animations from the original Kirby's Return to Dream Land when obtaining Super Abilities against Magolor.
  • In the Extra Mode of Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, talking to Magolor in Dangerous Dinner will have him reveal that Halcandra is not his native home as previously stated, but he was there for an extended period of time after he found the Lor Starcutter. He also reveals his dream of building an amusement park and expresses interest in opening a shop to fund it, alluding to the events of Kirby's Dream Collection and Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.
    • According to what Magolor says when all 120 missions in Merry Magoland is completed, the Magoland is the final product of having visited "far-off worlds, researching and analyzing different ways to play and have fun that have existed in the past".

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Artwork[]

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Concept Artwork[]

Gallery[]

Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler credits[]

Sprites and Models[]

References[]

  1. Miiverse
  2. In the final battle in the True Arena of Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, Magolor can be heard crying for help, repeating カービィ (Kirby) and タスケテ (Tasukete / help me).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Miiverse
  4. 4.0 4.1 Twitter post
  5. Miiverse
  6. Miiverse (Japanese)
  7. YouTube
  8. YouTube
  9. Miiverse
  10. Kirby Twitter
  11. Kirby Twitter
  12. Kirby Twitter
  13. The Washington Post
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