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Sure thing. I will show you...the terror of the Three Mage-Sisters!
— Zan Partizanne • Kirby Star Allies

Zan Partizanne is a character in the Kirby series, debuting as a secondary antagonist in Kirby Star Allies, but would later become an ally. She is the eldest member and the leader of The Three Mage-Sisters, who are followers of Hyness and priestesses of the Jambastion Religion.

Physical Appearance

Zan Partizanne has disembodied hands and chin-length yellow hair in a hime cut. She doesn't have a nose, and her eyes are blue, resembling those of Kirby’s as opposed to being one color. She also has yellow markings that curve upward from the bottom of her eyes. She wears a dark purple beret with a yellow zigzag stripe going across the hat, with golden colored upside down hearts, to signify that she is the leader of the Three Mage-Sisters. The beret has a yellow version of the Jambastion Religion’s emblem on the front. She wears a long, v-style collarette around where her shoulders would be that is outlined in yellow. On the collarette are two purple hearts that are interlocked by a golden chain, presumably to keep the collarette from falling off of her. She also wears a dress with a yellow underside. This dress partially covers her face in a similar manner to a veil. The area on her face is black and white with orange buttons on it. She wears what appear to be stout hand pads outlined in yellow on her hands. The pads’ cuffs cover the areas where her wrists would be, and the pads do not cover the underside of her hands. Each pad also has a yellow heart design on their cuffs.

When fought in Heroes in Another Dimension and the Soul Melter EX difficulty in The Ultimate Choice, Zan Partizanne’s outfit has changed into more of an angelic color scheme. Her outfit and beret are all completely white with beige lining. The two hearts on her collarette are also gold instead of purple. Her skin has turned black and her eyes have turned red. However, she retains her yellow markings and hair.


Zan Partizanne is very earnest about being the leader of The Three Mage-Sisters. She takes it as her duty to quickly eradicate any major threats to their plans, but she sometimes underestimates minor threats, such as Kirby and friends, and then realizes that they are much bigger nuisances when it's much later. When some threats are too much for her to handle, she resorts to using another way of getting rid of them, such as destroying their Jambastion in hopes that Kirby and his friends would go down with it. She also has extreme loyalty and deep respect for Hyness, due to his intoxicating charisma and her deep sense of duty, and will do whatever it takes to protect him from harm, despite his poor treatment of her during the events of Kirby Star Allies. This could be because he gave her a meaning in life, as he had saved her after she had presumably attempted to kill herself. Her flavor text as a Dream Friend states that she is loyal to her allies and always repays her debts to those who have helped her.

While Zan Partizanne does respect Hyness, she appears to be annoyed that he never can remember her full name, as shown in a Twitter post, where she mistook Shadow Kirby on a Warp Star for a shooting star and stated her wish for Hyness to finally remember her name.[1] Additionally, despite Flamberge's hot-headedness, Zan Partizanne actually appears to be the most aggressive and even downright rude of the Mage-Sisters, as shown on the official Twitter, where she constantly mocked Adeleine for having a big forehead, called Ribbon a "juvenile fairy,"[2] and even called Shadow Kirby a bastard just for not actually being a shooting star and therefore unable to grant her wish in that aforementioned post.

Zan Partizanne takes pride in strength and despises cowardice, as she questions if Adeleine and Ribbon know the path of strength after she makes note of when they hide behind Adeleine's canvas on a Twitter post. She may also find young girls intolerable, as she states that Adeleine and Ribbon's aforementioned action is "typical of little girls."[3]


Before the events of Kirby Star Allies, Zan Partizanne was originally a girl on the brink of death. She had been struck by lightning after having lost everything and climbing a tall tower. However, before she could draw her last breath, Hyness arrived in the nick of time and saved her by granting her the power of electricity. Thus, she became one of Hyness’s followers, admiring him for rescuing her.


Kirby Star Allies


At the beginning of Kirby Star Allies, Hyness attempts to resurrect Void, the god of their religion, as Void Termina, by breaking the seal of his vessel, the Jamba Heart, in a ritual. However, Hyness did not fully understand how to break the seal, and as a result, he accidentally shattered it, sending its shards across the galaxy. Thus, Zan Partizanne and her sisters, on behalf of Hyness, set out on a mission to retrieve the Jamba Heart shards in order to successfully complete the ritual.

After Kirby and friends defeat Meta Knight, Zan Partizanne and her sisters land their Jambastion on Planet Popstar in search of any Jamba Heart shards that were on it. Kirby and friends face them one by one, going up against Zan Partizanne last. When the heroes confront Zan, she declares that they are bigger nuisances than she first realized and draws her weapon to attack them. However, she is defeated, but before fleeing, she destroys the Jambastion’s power core and causes it to crumble in hopes of burying the heroes in the process. She then leaves the scene with a Jamba Heart shard in her grasp, and the heroes escape the crumbling fortress a while after.

Near the end of the game, Kirby and his friends make their way to The Divine Terminus, where Hyness is performing the revival ceremony. However, before they could stop him, Zan Partizanne appears and blocks their way, attacking them to prevent them from interfering. Nonetheless, she is defeated, and weakly calls to Hyness for his help before losing consciousness. Hyness, displeased with the interruption, bats her aside so he can face Kirby and friends himself. When the heroes defeats him, however, Hyness becomes enraged and summons Zan Partizanne and her two sisters and drains their life force to restore his own, rendering them unconscious. He then uses them as living weapons. After the heroes defeat Hyness once again, Zan Partizanne, along with her sisters, is thrown into the Jamba Heart by Hyness as a last ditch effort, before eventually diving into it himself, successfully reviving Void as Void Termina, who then sets out to destroy the universe.

During the fight with Void Termina, Kirby and his friends enter his body to battle his heart. When doing so, they find Zan Partizanne, along with Hyness, Francisca, and Flamberge, trapped inside cocoons. One by one, they are freed as the heroes continue battling the heart. After Kirby and friends rip off the outer shell, the core is revealed, ejecting everyone, including Zan Partizanne, her sisters, and Hyness, who aren’t seen again until Heroes in Another Dimension.

Sometime after the events of the main story, Hyness began repeatedly performing chants and prayers to open a dimensional rift into Another Dimension, before falling into it after having done so. Hearing that he had been swallowed by the rift, Zan Partizanne and her sisters enter Another Dimension as well in order to search for him. She soon finds him after Kirby and friends have defeated him. Bewildered by the current situation, she notices the heroes and calls over her sisters. Filled with repentance, Zan Partizanne and her sisters then engage in a grueling battle with Kirby and friends in an attempt to end their long-lasting conflict. However, the heroes are victorious, and Zan Partizanne and her sisters are defeated. After the battle, all of the Friend Hearts the heroes collected merge into one giant Friend Heart, which Kirby throws at the sisters. Zan Partizanne and her sisters wake up and are restored to their original colors, looking around their environment in shock. After some thinking, her sisters then nod their heads in agreement, with Zan Partizanne agreeing as well after hesitating. The three of them presumably say a prayer of sorts, which turns the dark battlefield into a brightly-lit arena. The Warp Star then descends from the sky, and the heroes hop on. Before leaving, Kirby waves goodbye to the sisters, with Zan Partizanne looking downwards in humiliation, and the Warp Star takes off, leaving behind a small heart that slowly falls onto Hyness. Purged from the darkness within him, Hyness then wakes up, restored to his former glory, and Zan Partizanne and her sisters run up to him in joy. They then presumably make sure he is alright and tell him what had happened as the screen fades to black. It is unknown Zan Partizanne, her sisters, and Hyness decided to live on Planet Popstar with Kirby afterwards, but the 100% completion picture for Heroes in Another Dimension shows that they are now on good terms with each other.


Zan Partizanne is first fought in Jambastion in Heavenly Hall, serving as the seventh boss, with the boss title of Lightning General. She is later fought again in Far-Flung - Starlight Heroes in The Divine Terminus just before Hyness, serving as the fifteenth boss, with the boss title of Bringer of Shock.

Since Zan Partizanne uses electricity, she can zip around the arena quickly. Her attacks are very similar to those of Flamberge's, in which she can use her partisan to slash in front of her twice, or charge up before repeatedly thrusting it forward, albeit at a longer distance and with a thrust behind her at the end. She can jump into the air and thrust her spear downwards into the ground, leaving behind a spark of electricity. When in her second phase, she summons a giant ring contraption with three taiko drums. She uses them to fire orbs of electricity, she eventually fires hordes of them and lastly fires off three in the center which make a bigger explosion. If anyone has the Splash element, the Artist ability, or Adeleine & Ribbon, they can attack her while she's using her contraption, which will then cause it to malfunction and explode, leaving her stunned. She also can create a thundercloud that shoots out lightning bolts to her sides each time she thrusts her partisan upwards, moving around the arena while doing so. When using her ring contraption, she can also create a lightning spear, move to a bottom corner of the screen, and throw the spear directly in front of her. A giant beam of electricity is then created a few seconds after the spear has been thrown. This attack can be avoided by simply flying above it.

In her rematch in The Divine Terminus, When she brings back her ring contraption and lightning spear, she moves to either top corner of the screen and throws the spear at the opposite bottom corner. Then, a giant beam of electricity follows the spear, even electrocuting part of the ground directly underneath it, making the attack more difficult to avoid. She shoots more electric orbs from her drums than last time, and they’re much more erratic as well.

In the Soul Melter EX difficulty of The Ultimate Choice, Zan Partizanne has received more alterations. Her thundercloud now creates three lightning bolts on each side instead of just one, taking up much more space and making the attack more difficult to avoid. When firing electric orbs from her ring contraption, on the last wave, she will zip across to the opposite side of the arena to get anyone that was safe under her. Additionally, her slashing attacks can now hit twice instead of once.

As a Dream Friend

Zan Partizanne also appears as a Dream Friend, where she is paired with her sisters as a single character. Unlike other paired Dream Friends, the player can switch between the three sisters at will. Zan Partizanne’s moveset consists of attacks from her boss fights. All of her attacks can grant Friends the Zap element.

Super Kirby Clash

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Zan Partizanne appears as a resident of the Castle Village after Aeon Hero (Light) has been defeated. She can be seen sitting on a bench to the right, occasionally waving to Hyness if he has become a resident as well. She also appears as a sticker, which can be purchased from the Shoppe for 30 Gem Apples.

Kirby Fighters 2

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Zan Partizanne appears as a hazard in the Jambastion Entrance stage, hovering in the background alongside Francisca and Flamberge before floating to the foreground to attack. Zan Partizanne has two attacks: she can float to the center of the stage and create a thundercloud, firing two lightning bolts that strike the ground at her sides, or she can float to the sides of her stage and summon her giant ring contraption, charging up before firing three orbs of electricity in the center, creating a large explosion.


Move Controls Description
Zan Zlash B, then B again Zan Partizanne slashes twice with her partisan. Can be repeated easily.
Zan Ztab ↓ + B in midair Zan Partizanne stabs downward, much like Spear's Moon Drop.
Zan Zkewers Dash + B Zan Partizanne thrusts her partisan multiple times, ending with an electric thrust that sends a lightning bolt.
Lightning Lemonade Hold ↑ + B Zan Partizanne summons a storm cloud which strikes to her left and right as long as the button is held. Can move freely in any direction while active.
Drum N Waste ↓ → + B repeatedly Zan Partizanne takes out her thunder drums and launches balls of electricity as long as the player is repeatedly pressing the button. Can be moved around freely.
Electro Eclair ↓ then ↑ + B Zan Partizanne throws her partisan through her drums, creating a giant electrical laser that can be moved freely.
Lightning Dodge L / R + Move Zan Partizanne can dodge lightning-fast like her boss fights. Must start command on the ground. If the button is held, Zan Partizanne can dodge up to three times. However, if the button is tapped repeatedly, she can dodge an infinite amount of times.
Sister Tag ↓ + B Zan Partizanne high-fives Francisca to tag her in.
Sister Circle Hold ↓ + B then release Alongside her sisters, Zan Partizanne performs their variation on the Friend Circle to wipe out enemies on-screen.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Spirit battle

Zan Partizanne appears alongside Francisca and Flamberge as a single Advanced-class support spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Their spirit can be obtained by fighting a team of three Robins with enhanced power in their special moves, each one of them bearing a different color palette, the yellow one representing Zan Partizanne. When equipped, their spirit enhances the power of battering items.


Bonjam. I am Zan Partizanne, the eldest of the three generals of magic. At first I thought you to be just a simpleton with a knack for annoyance. Hmph! Now it is clear you are an interfering interloper! But I am afraid your unwanted wanderings end here. By the will of our beloved liege, Lord Hyness, Officiant of Doom... I shall destroy you here and now!
— Zan Partizanne • Kirby Star Allies
Ugh… Jam…blasted… Bah! How could there be such opposition on a measly and remote planet like this?! Well, it matters not. This Jamba Heart piece is already within my grasp! Listen here, you tiny ball of puffy pink mischief! For all I care… You and this Jambastion can rot in ruin forever! Baaahahahaha! Jambuhbye!
— Zan Partizanne defeated • Kirby Star Allies
Stop right there, pink one! I did not expect you to survive your visit to Jambastion. What’s more, you somehow bested my darling Franny and Berge! However, your luck has run out. It is the dearest wish of Lord Hyness…THAT NO ONE INTERFERES!
— Zan Partizanne • Kirby Star Allies
Heeelp… Hy…ness…
— Zan Partizanne • Kirby Star Allies
Lord Hyness! Wha—What is this? I merely sought Lord Hyness, who was said to have been swallowed into the void. And now…I find myself at the precipice of another dimension! Wait a minute…that stubby pink ball… Is that you?! Francisca! Flamberge! Get over here!
— Zan Partizanne • Kirby Star Allies
Francisca. Flamberge. There's no time for sorrow. It's time now for us to repay our debt to Lord Hyness. But before that…you stubby little pink ball… OH! KIRBY! It seems the fated time is here at last. We, the three Mage-Sisters, will bring this battle to its end… ONCE AND FOR ALL!
— Zan Partizanne • Kirby Star Allies

Related Quotes

The dutiful leader of the three Jambastion mages. Lightning General Zan Partizanne seems to energize the fortress itself and uses high-speed attacks to render her prey helpless. At the bidding of some unknown power, she hunts for dark hearts...
— VS Zan Partizanne • Kirby Star Allies
Zan Partizanne swore an oath of loyalty to Hyness-even though he has yet to remember her overly long name! Her respect for Hyness never falters, thanks to his intoxicating charisma and her deep sense of duty (and despite his poor treatment of her).
— VS Zan Partizanne • Kirby Star Allies
In spite of all, cold as ice! In spite of all, hard as stone!

In spite of all, it would seem...
in spite of all, we're but a dream.
Hear our plea, you must! (You must!)

Please return our hearts to us!
— VS Zan Partizanne (The Ultimate Choice) • Kirby Star Allies
Once upon a time, a poor girl climbed a tower in desperation, only to be struck by lightning. As she breathed her last, a mysterious traveler appeared and unlocked her natural talent for lightning magic. ZAP! Zan Partizanne was born.
— VS Zan Partizanne (Soul Melter EX) • Kirby Star Allies
The Jambastion Mages, who are the boss Generals, are referred to as "three sisters" in one of the pause screens. So are they actually siblings or members of a sisterhood of mages? Just like Kirby and Meta Knight's secrets, this is another mystery that stirs the imagination! In the Japanese version of the game, a pause screen says Zan Partizanne was taken in by Hyness, and had sworn loyalty to Hyness after she had received powerful magic. Comparing Hyness's true face and hers, it looks like they're from different races though.
— Kirby Star Allies Channel Update 5
Zan Partizanne attacks with electric shocks. Use Friend Abilities with water to get the best of her!
— Zan Partizanne’s electric shocks • Kirby Star Allies loading screen
Never forget her name! Not that you could with a name like Zan Partizanne... The eldest mage-sister will lend her lightning to your cause, because she’s loyal and she always repays her debts. But just this once. You got that, puffball?!
— Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies
The lightning gold priestess from Kirby Star Allies pays a surprise visit. Along with her sisters, she seeks paradise. Will she make Lord Hyness proud?
— Guest Star Description • Kirby Star Allies


Zan Partizanne is named after a type of polearm; this is the type of spear she uses.

Her Japanese name, ザン・パルルティザーヌ (Zan Parurutizānu), has the Japanese word for cut/behead, ざん/斬 (Zan), which is also a different prefix from the other Mage-Sisters, indicating she is the leader; however, it may be a corruption of the Japanese word for saint, サン (San). Her Japanese name is also very similar to パルチザン (Paruchizan), the Japanese word referring to the partizan spear.

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese ザン・パルルティザーヌ Translates to Zan Parltizanne.
English Zan Partizanne
Traditional Chinese 雷槍帕嚕提扎努 Translates to Thunder Spear Partizanne.
Simplified Chinese 雷枪帕噜提扎努 Translates to Thunder Spear Partizanne.
Korean 잔 파르티잔느 Translates to Zan Partizanne.
Russian Зан Протазанна Translates to Zan Partizanne.
German Partissane Partissane.
Dutch Zan Partizanne Same as English
French Zan Pertuisane Zan Pertuisane.
Italian Zan Partizanne Same as English
Spanish Zan Partizanne Same as English


Name Length Music Track
"Forgotizanne Flash of Lightning" [4] 6:15


  • While Zan Partizanne is named after her weapon, her name can also be considered a transliterary pun: with the first parts of both words in her name: "Zan Partizanne" forming the word "Zap", referencing her electric abilities.
    • Flamberge's name employs similar wordplay, as it is a partial anagram for the word "flame," referencing her fire abilities.
  • Zan Partizanne has a different battle theme in Kirby Star Allies than that of Francisca and Flamberge, most likely because she is the leader of the three.
  • Zan Partizanne is the only Mage-Sister whose name wasn't officially revealed before the release of Kirby Star Allies, not introducing herself on the official Twitter until after the game launched.
  • The taiko drums on Zan Partizanne's ring contraption have the mitsudomoe design on them. Given that she wields electric magic, this may be a reference to the Shinto thunder god, Raijin, who is often depicted with drums that also have the mitsudomoe design on them.
  • When playing as The Three Mage-Sisters and having Zan Partizanne selected, she is noticeably the fastest of the three, making her the fastest playable character in Kirby Star Allies.