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Another Dimension

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Another Dimension
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Image from a cut-scene depicting Kirby and his friends flying through the voids of Another Dimension.
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Game(s) Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages), Kirby: Triple Deluxe (Kirby Fighters), Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Kirby Star Allies, Super Kirby Clash, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Inhabitant(s) Sphere Doomers, Doomers, Grand Doomer, Parallel bosses, etc.
Boss(es) Lor & Magolor, Magolor, Magolor Soul, Shadow Kirby, Parallel Susie, Parallel Landia, Dark Taranza, King D-Mind, Parallel Woods, Parallel Big Kracko, Parallel Meta Knight, Parallel Dedede, Corrupt Hyness, The Three Mage-Sisters
Theme Music

Clip of the theme for Another Dimension used in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby Fighters.

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Another Dimension is the name given to a strange eerie alternate dimension featured many times in the Kirby series, first appearing in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It is the home of the Sphere Doomers, as well as several very powerful parallel versions of bosses from Kirby's native dimension. Whenever Kirby and his friends are tasked to enter this dimension, it is usually in order to stop some powerful villains from wreaking havoc in Kirby's home dimension.

Description[edit]

An empty portion of Another Dimension, as seen in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Another Dimension is characterized by large empty spaces filled with strange swirling patterns and energy. It can be seen as closely linked to Kirby's native dimension in that several images and impressions of places from said dimension will appear in the background of Another Dimension. Where there is solid ground, it is usually depicted as glowing yellow blocky formations which often shift and can easily crush when doing so. Large spiky star-shaped hazards also float freely in this area, making it generally hostile to navigate through. When visiting an area in Another Dimension resembling one from the main dimension, it is often depicted in a monochrome fashion, though this is temporarily undone whenever a Sphere Doomer is defeated.

It is stated several times, particularly in the Japanese versions, that Another Dimension is beyond both time and space.

Kirby and other characters are capable of opening rifts to Another Dimension from their home dimension using sufficiently powerful attacks or advanced ancient technology. It is implied that such visits can only last a short while, as often, a wall of energy will push in toward Kirby and his allies which will crush them if they take too long.

Game appearances[edit]

This section may contain unsupported conjecture on the subject matter. Remember to remove this once unsubstantiated information has been corrected.
would be better if we didn't dump "confirmed to be another dimension" and "looks like another dimension" together imo

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Kirby opening a rift to Another Dimension after using his Ultra Sword ability in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
See also: Another Dimension (level)

Kirby and allies first visit Another Dimension in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Multiple times throughout the adventure, Kirby can open rifts to Another Dimension with the help of the Super Abilities to recover the Lor Starcutter's lost Energy Spheres. However, Kirby loses his super ability when he enters these rifts. Upon entering, he and allies are transported to a monochromatic version of the normal stage. Here they are chased by a purple wall of energy that seeks to crush them. At the end of their visit to Another Dimension, Kirby and allies fight a Sphere Doomer that drops a pair of Energy Spheres upon defeat. The Energy Spheres restore color to the area, allowing the friends to enter a rift that takes them back to their native dimension.

Later in the adventure, Kirby and allies mount on Landia's back to chase and battle Magolor in Another Dimension after he betrayed them. When in the level proper, Kirby and allies fly through the landscape, shooting down Doomers in pursuit of Magolor and his ship. The final boss encounter takes place in an eerie glowing area with Popstar visible through a portal in the background. The area starts to collapse once Magolor is defeated, and a purple wall of energy once again chases the friends. Thankfully, Landia flies them and the Lor Starcutter through the portal before it closes.

In The True Arena, Galacta Knight is battled in a place resembling this dimension as well.

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In the New Challenge Stages, the last couple Magolor Races take place in an area which greatly resembles Another Dimension.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Main article: Another Dimension (Battle Stage)

In the Kirby Fighters Sub-Game, the last fight against Shadow Kirby takes place in this dimension.

Another Dimension is also seen in the Rest Area of The True Arena before the battles with the Nightmare Four.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

During the battle with Galacta Knight, he will occasionally open a rift to Another Dimension as an attack. Star Dream also appears to be capable of opening rifts to this dimension.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe & Super Kirby Clash[edit]

A few of the bosses hail from what is presumed to be Another Dimension, with the Decisive Battlefield also being set there.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Main article: Heroes in Another Dimension
A screencap from Another Dimension in Kirby Star Allies.

The final major update to Kirby Star Allies adds a new mode to the game, which takes place in Another Dimension. Kirby and allies travel there after Hyness' repeated rituals open gateways to five distinct pocket realms contained therein. While in each dimension, Kirby and allies must collect Friend Hearts and battle against tougher parallel versions of familiar bosses. Based on how many hearts were collected, Kirby may be able to save Hyness and The Three Mage-Sisters from the corrupting influence of the Jamba Heart.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

It is unknown if the New World exists in some region of Another Dimension that resembles conventional space or if it exists in either Kirby's home dimension or a completely separate reality. The space within the massive vortex of rifts between the New World and Popstar seen at the beginning of the game greatly resembles Another Dimension, though it is unclear why this specific rift had a unique effect on Kirby. Additionally this rift and the ones later created by Fecto Elfilis, the rifts into Treasure Roads, and the rift into the isolated isles of Forgo Dreams externally resemble rifts into Another Dimension, though more ragged and sharp in appearance.

Treasure Roads themselves likely exist within Another Dimension or an analogous reality as they can only be visited for a short time and contain a specific challenge.

The isolated isles of Forgo Dreams also resemble Another Dimension, though as the name implies, they are stated to be some form of psychic projection of Fecto Forgo's dreams.

Travel to Another Dimension[edit]

Elfilin opening a rift through Another Dimension in order to reunite with Kirby at the end of Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

While there is no clear idea on how travel to and from Another Dimension is performed, it is often done by means of opening a rift there using specific powerful artifacts or techniques. The following is a list of every such entity/technique which has been proven to open such rifts:

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 異空間いくうかん
異空間アナザーディメンション
Ikūkan
Anazā dimenshon
Another Dimension
The literal reading of the characters is normally ikūkan.
In Kirby Star Allies, the furigana instead uses the English phrase "another dimension".
Traditional Chinese 異次元
yì cì yuán
Another Dimension
Simplified Chinese 异次元
yì cì yuán
Dutch Een andere dimensie Another dimension
French Dimension parallèle Parallel dimension
German Eine andere Dimension Another Dimension
Italian Un'altra dimensione Another dimension
Korean 또 하나의 세계
tto hanaui segye
Another World
Spanish Dimensión Paralela Parallel Dimension