Dark Meta Knight (theme)

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Dark Meta Knight (theme)
Various arrangements of Dark Meta Knight.
Debut appearance Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)
Last appearance Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
Composer(s) Hironobu Inagaki
Atsuyoshi Isemura
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"Dark Meta Knight"[Japanese title] is the boss battle theme of Dark Meta Knight, first appearing in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.


The original version from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror is composed by Hironobu Inagaki / Atsuyoshi Isemura of Dimps Corporation, both of whom are also the composers of The Amazing Mirror's soundtrack.

The track is composed in 6/8 time signature. While short, it's an intense battle theme.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

The original version is used in the boss battle with 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[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Dark Meta Knight returns as the boss Dark Meta Knight's Revenge in Dededetour! and The True Arena.

In the first phase of Dark Meta Knight's Revenge, the theme "Revenge of the Enemy" is used.

In the second phase of Dark Meta Knight's Revenge, 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[edit]

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[edit]

In Kirby Fighters 2, parts of "Dark Meta Knight" are incorporated into Shadow Kirby's second boss 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.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

"Dark Meta Knight"[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークメタナイト
Dāku Meta Naito
Dark Meta Knight
This is the title given in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Sound Plus.

"Shadow Strike"[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese よみがえる最強の影
Yomigaeru Saikyo no Kage
The Reborn Shadow of the Strongest
"Shadow of the Strongest" (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.