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On the day of judgment, this fluttery fiend will fly into action. Brought into existence by “the greatest warrior in the galaxy” and reborn as a knight of doom through years of adversity—now begins an epic battle with a pure being twisted by a dark past.
— VS Morpho Knight • Kirby Star Allies

Morpho Knight, titled as Reborn Butterfly, is a boss appearing in Kirby Star Allies. He is the final boss of the Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! mode. He is implied to be the merged form of Galacta Knight and the recurring butterfly. When playing as The Three Mage-Sisters in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and in The Ultimate Choice's Soul Melter EX difficulty, he appears in a more powerful form known as Morpho Knight EX, titled as Dark-Winged Disaster.

Physical Appearance

Morpho Knight

Morpho Knight is a spherical creature with black skin, white glowing eyes and no mouth. He has yellow shoes and gloves. His armor is red with black ornamentations and white shoulder pads with a red swirl on both of them. His mask has horns which resemble antennae. He has red sparkling butterfly wings on his back. He wields a sword that looks similar to Galaxia, but it has a red and gold coloration with a butterfly pattern on its handle, with blue spots on both sides of the tip of the sword. What appears to be a gemstone can be seen on the handle, which has a thin black line across it, giving it a similar appearance to a snake's eye.

Morpho Knight EX

While Morpho Knight EX's physical features remain the same as his original incarnation, the color scheme has been altered to a mostly black body with a red blade, red eyes and wings, and purple highlights on his mask and shoes. His blade also has an eye that resembles the ones that mark Void Termina's weak points.

Battle

Morpho Knight

Morpho Knight acts just like Meta Knight and Galacta Knight in that he uses sword attacks, but Morpho Knight's sword is imbued with fire. If a friend has a Sword ability, they can deflect his sword attacks by attacking him, making their swords clash and causing him to flinch. However, one unique move Morpho Knight has is his ability to teleport. Additionally, Morpho Knight can fly to both sides of the screen, charging his sword, and emitting two giant ghostly faces. Morpho Knight may also slice forward and then up, trapping Kirby and his allies in the air while preforming a series of slashes on them before slicing them back onto the ground, dealing massive damage. Also, in his second phase, he creates a second sword, teleports to one side of the screen, and enlarges one of them. He then swings it forward, damaging anyone behind him or in front of him. He then repeats this on the other side. After that, he teleports to the center, enlarges both swords, and swings them down on each side. Morpho Knight can also teleport around the arena and release sound waves from his wings that turn the leading player’s friends against them, similar to what the core of Void Termina does; a Friend Heart must be thrown at the confused friends to return them to the leading player’s side. In the second phase, among with emitting two ghastly faces, he can instead emit one huge ghostly face, then fly to other side of the screen and summon another one. Additionally, he can create one to four tornadoes, depending on how many players there are, that head into the background and then charge into the foreground one at a time, similarly to Meta Knight's Mach Tornado.

Morpho Knight appears in the game's boss rush mode, The Ultimate Choice. He appears in the three highest levels of difficulty (Fiery Showdown, Infernal Crisis and Soul Melter).

Morpho Knight EX

Morpho Knight EX retains most of his old moves, but uses them at a faster rate and teleports more often. It should be noted that when he teleports, he leaves behind a small wave that can damage Kirby. Some of his old moves have also been altered to deal more damage or to be more difficult to avoid. Instead of releasing two medium sized ghastly faces from his sword, he releases a large number of smaller faces that sweep across the battlefield in an arrow formation or a wave formation. He also gains Parallel Meta Knight's counter ability, but instead of retaliating with a swipe of his sword, Morpho Knight EX responds with his trapping aerial slash technique, which is far more damaging. When Morpho Knight EX is preparing to swing his enlarged swords, he summons small vortices that pull Kirby and his allies towards the area where the swords will strike, making it more difficult to evade the swings. Finally, instead of creating a number of tornadoes proportional to how many players there are, he summons five tornadoes that remain in the background before one at a time charging into the foreground.

Related Quotes

Come judgement day, this fluttery fiend will fly into action. Will it land in a dream world, or a nightmare? It has mastered its new abilities, now all will witness its true power!
—  VS Morpho Knight EX  • Kirby Star Allies

Etymology

Morpho Knight's name may hold multiple meanings. Morpho is a genus of tropical butterflies, and the word morph means to transform, which may allude to the fact he transforms from a butterfly. Additionally, the name Morpho Knight might have been taken from the word "Metamorphosis".

Music

Name Music Track
”Vs. Morpho Knight"
Reborn Butterfly (vs. Morpho Knight)
”Vs. Nightmare Wizard (King Dedede/Meta Knight/Bandana Waddle Dee Ver.)"
Nightmare (Remix) - Kirby Star Allies Music
"Dark Matter / Cloudy Park (Rick & Kine & Coo Ver.)"
Cloudy Park (KSA Remix)
"Vs. Marx (Marx Ver.)"
Vs. Marx
"Hyper Zone 1 (Gooey Ver.)"
Vs. Morpho Knight (Gooey Ver.) - Kirby Star Allies (2.0.0 Update)
"Vs. Zero2 / Vs. Miracle Matter / Ripple Star (Adeleine/Ribbon Ver.)"
Vs. Morpho Knight (Adeleine Ribbon Ver.)
"Boss Battle / Vs. Dark Mind (Second Form) (Dark Meta Knight Ver.)"
Vs. Morpho Knight (Dark Meta Knight Ver.)
"Here Come the Squeaks! (Daroach Ver.)"
Vs. Morpho Knight (Daroach Ver.)
"CROWNED / Dangerous Dinner / Another Dimension / Dark Area / Arena Battle / Sky Tower (Magolor Ver.)"
CROWNED Medley - Kirby Star Allies Music
"Sullied Grace / Green Greens / The World to Win / Moonstruck Blossom (Taranza Ver.)"
Moonstruck Blossom Medley - Kirby Star Allies Music
"Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection / Vs. Star Dream / Soul 0 System (Susie Ver.)"
Mind in a PROGRAM Medley - Kirby Star Allies Music
"Vs. The Three Mage-Sisters (Heroes in Another Dimension) (The Three Mage-Sisters Ver.)"
Parallel Mage Sisters - Kirby Star Allies Music

Canonicity

Morpho Knight's battle and reincarnation are not canon, since they take place in a non-canon sub-game, this is also the case for Morpho Knight EX. However, the appearances of the butterfly in previous Kirby games are canon.

Trivia

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The original artwork of Morpho Knight


Gallery

Models

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