Dark Nebula

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Dark Nebula
Dark Nebula Kirby Squeak Squad artwork.jpg
Artwork of Dark Nebula in Kirby: Squeak Squad
First game Kirby: Squeak Squad
Weakness(es) Triple Star
Similar to Dark Matter
Dark Mind
Miracle Matter
Theme music

no music given

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Dark Nebula is the lord of the underworld and the final boss in Kirby: Squeak Squad. It was concealed in a treasure chest that Kirby receives after beating Daroach. However, this treasure chest was stolen by Meta Knight to make sure Dark Nebula would not be released. However, Kirby, believing that the treasure chest contains the cake he was about to eat in the beginning of the game, beats Meta Knight and the treasure chest is then stolen by the Squeaks, and the Dark Nebula is released from its prison, consuming Daroach. After Kirby defeats Daroach a second time, Dark Nebula exits Daroach's body as a small dark star bearing its normal form's color and Kirby follows it and then faces it, where it enlarges and gains an eye. After Kirby beats it, the stars that make up Dark Nebula fall out of it, leaving only its eye, which then explodes. Having defeated Dark Nebula, Kirby returns home.

Dark Nebula has, to this point, only appeared once in the series as a proper entity. It has been given some representation in subsequent titles in the form of illustrations, references, and other memorabilia, however.

Physical appearance[edit]

Dark Nebula is a large black star. It has one large eye, that being found in its center. Its color changes with its form, with a red color for fire, light blue for ice, and green for electric. Regular Dark Nebula can never be faced.

Game appearances[edit]

Dark Nebula's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby: Squeak Squad Final boss
Kirby Star Allies Cameo Appears in the "Bad Boss Brothers" Celebration Picture, and is referenced in one of Daroach's moves and in one of the Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! end pictures.
Super Kirby Clash Reference Appears as a sticker.

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

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In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Dark Nebula is a final boss of this game.


Dark Nebula has the ability to change into three different forms. Its star texture changes from a fiery texture, to ice, and then a electric texture. Depending on what texture it is depends on which form it takes, and which powers it uses. Dark Nebula moves around randomly around the screen making it harder to know when to attack.

Fire form[edit]

DarkZtar F.png Dark Nebula's fire form is a red star. It can now send fire to the ground, burning anything on it. Fire Wheel and Fire Tornado can be used on this fire. For its physical attack, Dark Nebula dashes around. This is the hardest to avoid.

Ice form[edit]

DarkZtar I.png Dark Nebula's ice form is a light blue star. It can now send a beam from its eye, freezing the ground. Ice Wheel and Ice Tornado can be used on this ice. Dark Nebula moves in a circular pattern for its physical attack, making landing a hit on it easy provided the player is careful.

Electric form[edit]

DarkZtar E.png Dark Nebula's electric form is a light, green star. It can now send electricity to the corners, bordering the screen with electricity. Unlike the other forms, Thunder Wheel and Tornado can't be used in the electricity. When moving around the screen, Dark Nebula moves in an "Up and Down" pattern making it harder to avoid it.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Dark Nebula appears in the Celebration Picture titled "Bad Boss Brothers", though it is facing away from the frame in the picture. Additionally, a mock-form of Dark Nebula appears as part of Daroach's move-set, in the move "Smack-in-the-Box". Furthermore, it also appears as an illustration by Daroach in his Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! picture.

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

In Super Kirby Clash, a collectible sticker can be purchased which resembles Dark Nebula. It comes with the caption "*staaare*" and an ominous sound effect.

Connection to Dark Matter[edit]

It is widely believed by fans of the Kirby series that Dark Nebula is another form of Dark Matter, similar to Zero. While no specific line of text in English localizations connects Dark Nebula to Dark Matter in this way, its Japanese, Chinese and Korean name of Dark Zero implies a relation. Additionally, its ability to possess other characters and a snippet from the Japanese 20th Anniversary book lumping Dark Nebula in with Dark Matter-based characters makes a compelling case that Dark Nebula is a form of Dark Matter. However, this appears to only be the case in the Japanese canon, with no such connection being established in the English localization, nor any definitive proof to point to in the games themselves.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークゼロ
Dāku Zero
Dark Zero
Traditional Chinese 闇零
Àn líng
Dark Zero
Simplified Chinese 暗零
Àn líng
Korean 다크 제로
Dakeu Jero
Dark Zero