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Dark Meta Knight Appears

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Dark Meta Knight Appears
Various arrangements of "Dark Meta Knight Appears".
Debut appearance Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)
Last appearance Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022)
Other appearance(s) Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
Super Kirby Clash
Kirby Fighters 2
Composer(s) Hironobu Inagaki or Atsuyoshi Isemura
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"Dark Meta Knight Appears"[Japanese title][1] is a track that plays just before the final duel with Dark Meta Knight towards the end of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. The track is short and suspenseful, as the journey slowly starts to reach its end.

Game appearances[edit]

Dark Meta Knight appears.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

In its origin game, "Dark Meta Knight Appears" plays in the short cutscene where Kirby is nearly tricked by Dark Meta Knight disguised as Meta Knight. However, the real Meta Knight interrupts both the encounter and the music, and his presence forces Dark Meta Knight to reveal his true colors. The track quickly resumes before the cutscene finishes, and the battle begins. The song is listed as Track 23 in the game's Sound Test.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe[edit]

In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, "Dark Meta Knight Appears" makes its first appearance in 13 years, getting a new arrangement courtesy of Hirokazu Ando. This version of the song is titled 黒い鏡[2] (The Black Mirror), and plays in the short cutscene just before challenging "Tougher: The Final Battle" for the first time.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, "The Black Mirror" returns, being used for a puzzle room in the Jambastion's final extra stage, Sector C. It's also listed as Track 090 in the game's Jukebox.

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

In Super Kirby Clash, "The Black Mirror" returns once again, this time showing up in the cutscene just before challenging the Story Quest "Tougher: King D-Mind" for the first time.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Kirby Fighters 2, "Dark Meta Knight Appears" is given a new rearrangement, being the beginning part of the medley "Decisive Battle! Overcome the Naughty Mind". This medley plays when fighting Shadow Kirby in Single-Handed Mode's Very Hard difficulty, and when fighting Shadow Kirby in Story Mode: The Destined Rivals' final chapter. The medley was arranged by Yuki Shimooka.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, "Decisive Battle! Overcome the Naughty Mind" reappears as an unlockable track, only being made available if the Nintendo Switch system has Kirby Fighters 2 save data on it. It's listed as "Kirby Fighters 2: Bonus Song 2" in-game, and can play in races and Free Rolling after being unlocked.

Names in other languages[edit]

Dark Meta Knight Appears[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークメタナイト登場[1]
dāku meta naito tōjō
Dark Meta Knight Appears

The Black Mirror[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 黒い鏡[2]
kuroi kagami
The Black Mirror