Dark Meta Knight (theme)
"Dark Meta Knight"[Japanese title] is Dark Meta Knight's boss battle theme, first appearing in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
The original version from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror is composed by either Hironobu Inagaki or Atsuyoshi Isemura, sound designers from Dimps Corporation.
The track is composed in 6/8 time signature. While short, it's an intense battle theme.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
The original version is used when fighting Dark Meta Knight in both Radish Ruins (as ???, disguised as Meta Knight) and the Dimension Mirror (as Dark Meta Knight, his real identity).
The original version can be found as Music 13 in The Amazing Mirror's Sound Player.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Dark Meta Knight returns in Dededetour! and The True Arena, named Dark Meta Knight's Revenge.
In the first phase, the "Revenge of the Enemy" theme is used.
In the second phase, his own theme finally plays, now rearranged by Jun Ishikawa and titled "Shadow Strike".
This version utilizes modern sound effects, featuring keyboard, brass instrumentation and electric guitar. It can be found as Track 123 in Triple Deluxe's Jukebox.
Kirby Star Allies
Dark Meta Knight appears as a playable Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies. When he is summoned by the Dream Rod or when he is selected on the title screen of Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!, a part of his boss battle theme plays as his jingle. This version is arranged by Yuuta Ogasawara, and can be found as Track 136 in the Jukebox as of version 4.0.0. On Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, it is named ダークメタナイト…現る！ (Dark Meta Knight… Cometh!).
Kirby Fighters 2
In Kirby Fighters 2, parts of "Dark Meta Knight" are incorporated into Shadow Kirby's Very Hard/Final Chapter battle theme, which is a medley of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror music. It is titled 決戦！やんちゃマインドを超えてゆけ (Decisive Battle! Overcome the Naughty Mind) and arranged by Yuki Shimooka.
The theme 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", "The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy", and "Morpho Knight".
Names in other languages
"Dark Meta Knight"
Dāku Meta Naito
|Dark Meta Knight|
This is the title given in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Sound Plus.
Yomigaeru Saikyo no Kage
|The Reborn Strongest Shadow|
"Strongest Shadow" (最強の影) is used in the pause screen description for Dark Meta Knight's Revenge; it is translated as "the darkest shadow of the strongest warrior" in English.