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Butterfly of Judgment: Morpho Knight

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Butterfly of Judgment: Morpho Knight
Various arrangements of "Butterfly of Judgment: Morpho Knight".
Debut appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Last appearance Kirby and the Forgotten Land (2022)
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Butterfly of Judgment: Morpho Knight"[derived from Japanese] is Morpho Knight's theme, first appearing in Kirby Star Allies. It was composed by Hirokazu Ando.[1]


Morpho Knight, the Butterfly of Judgment itself.

"Butterfly of Judgment: Morpho Knight" is a song that plays mainly in C Minor that plays at 180 beats per minute. It is a mystifying, chaotic battle track making prominent usage of synths, piano and bass guitar. The second part of the song makes use of bass and synth arpeggios while jumping through several key signatures from B Minor to G# Minor. The last parts of the song prominently feature piano dissonances sprinkled amidst a melody played with bass and synths, which emphasizes on the C note to give the song a somewhat threatening feeling.

The composition of this song makes it somewhat comparable to "VS. Meta Knight" especially due to them sharing the same key signatures, although they have different time signatures.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

"Butterfly of Judgment: Morpho Knight" plays when any character who is not a Dream Friend fights Morpho Knight, although prior to Version 4.0.0, the theme was also used when King Dedede, Meta Knight, and Bandana Waddle Dee fought it. The track also plays when fighting Morpho Knight on the Fiery Showdown and Infernal Crisis difficulties. In addition, when fighting it as a Dream Friend on Soul Melter or higher in The Ultimate Choice, the track will only play if the Dream Friend's Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! run has not been completed. It can be found as track 173 in the game's Jukebox.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

A heavy metal remix of the theme is used for Morpho Knight's boss battle in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. This remix was done by Yuuta Ogasawara and features an electric guitar and a trumpet as leading instruments. It incorporates a bit of "Welcome to the New World!" as well. It is titled simply "Morpho Knight" at the Waddle Live! Corner Stage, where it is track 85.

Other appearances[edit]

The Kirby and the Forgotten Land arrangement was performed live at the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival as part of "The Knights' Revenge Medley", along with "Revenge of Meta Knight: Title", "VS. Meta Knight", "Dark Meta Knight", and "The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy".

Names in other languages[edit]

"Butterfly of Judgment: Morpho Knight"[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 審判しんぱん夢見鳥ゆめみどり:バルフレイナイト[2]
Shinpan no Yumemidori: Barufurei Naito
Butterfly of Judgment: Valfrey Knight
"Valfrey Knight" is Morpho Knight's Japanese name.

"Morpho Knight"[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バルフレイナイト
Barufurei Naito
Valfrey Knight
Traditional Chinese 冥蝶騎士
Underworld Butterfly Knight
Simplified Chinese 冥蝶骑士
Dutch Morpho Knight
French Morpho Knight
German Morpho-Knight
Italian Morpho Knight
Korean 몰포 나이트
Molpo Naiteu
Morpho Knight
Spanish Morpho Knight