Hyness

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Splash image of Hyness in Kirby Star Allies
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Debut Game Kirby Star Allies
Similar to Magolor
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Hyness is the principal villain in Kirby Star Allies, serving as the penultimate boss in Story Mode.

Overview

Known as Officiant of Doom, Hyness is an ancient wizard who conceals himself in a white robe with long trailing sleeves and a veil which covers his face, such that only his beady yellow eyes can be seen. He resides in a distant installation in outer spaced called Jambandra and tends to the Jamba Heart, an object which contains a great evil, while also commanding the Three Mage-Sisters: Francisca, Flamberge, and Zan Partizanne. It is unclear what relationship Hyness has with these three generals, but they look up to him with admiration and seek his guidance, a loyalty which is ultimately exploited by the crazed officiant.

Role in Kirby Star Allies

Story Mode

Hyness calls upon the power of the Jamba Heart in the intro cut-scene.

Hyness is first seen in the intro movie, where he begins a ritual to activate the Jamba Heart. This causes the heart to shatter, scattering its pieces all over the galaxy. Though this was not known to Kirby at first, the shattering of the heart was in fact a mistake, as Hyness sends out his generals to retrieve the pieces and bring them back to Jambandra for a do-over. When Kirby and his allies eventually reach The Divine Terminus, they find Hyness watching over the heart as the last pieces return to it. Zan Partizanne tries to stop the Star Allies from interfering, but is defeated, and collapses before the altar. Seeing this, Hyness turns to face the allies himself, coldly kicking Zan out of the way for her failure. After delivering a very long and crazed rant at Kirby, Hyness proceeds to fight the Star Allies. Shortly into the battle, however, his hood gets knocked off, revealing his true face. From there, he uses the unconscious bodies of the three mage generals as weapons against Kirby, even forming his own version of a Friend Circle during the battle.

Kirby manages to defeat Hyness, forcing him to resort to extreme measures to revive the Jamba Heart. He tosses the three mage generals into the heart, then dives head-long into it himself as a sacrifice. This done, Void Termina awakens, and Kirby has to defeat it using the Star Allies Sparkler. During the fight with Void Termina, Kirby and his allies climb inside the great beast. There they find Hyness and the mage generals wrapped in flesh cocoons. After dealing heavy damage to Void Termina's core, Kirby, his allies, and all four of the sacrificed devotees are expelled from the dark god's body. After that point, Hyness and the three mage generals are not seen again for the remainder of the story.

Dialogue

During his crazed rant, Hyness says a great deal which requires close inspection to understand (as the dialogue text scrolls too quickly to read in a timely manner). The full text for that portion is as follows:

We are the masters of a power driven to the far reaches of the universe, and we have but one desire! Can one such as you possibly fathom how dearly we have clung to this dream across the aeons? How could you! You couldn’t! Never ever ever! We who once faced those who were in such fear of our power that they sealed us away and banished us to the edge of the galaxy! US! As if THAT loveliness wasn’t enough, they tried to erase our very existence from history! RUDE! Only through our magic were we able to overcome their science and achieve great prosperity! We alone were responsible for stopping that repulsive nightmare of a galactic crisis, yet this is how you repay us! This won’t stand! It won’t be forgiven! It won’t be forgotten! Never ever EVER! Those who called us mad, are you listening? You left us at the edge of the galaxy to be forgotten, then went along your merry way, probably living somewhere pretty and peaceful! But know this! Your future is a farce! You have none! We, masters of a matter most dark, vow to be restored, as foretold in the book of legend, which everyone thought was just a fairy tale! It WASN’T! We have already obtained the vessel that contains our Dark Lord, and he will soon awaken and shower us in compassion! Look! The vessel of our Dark Lord is filling up even as we speak! Now the time for his greatness to enter our world has come! Welcome to a new history! A new age! The age of awesome! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARK LORD! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

This rant seems to imply that Hyness (and possibly his mage generals) faced adversity from an advanced race of people in the distant past, likely the Ancients. The reason for this probably has to do with Jambandra's worship of and practice in dark magics like that which created the Jamba Heart. Interestingly enough, Hyness then conflates Kirby with the former subjects of his anger, which could mean that Kirby is one of their descendants.

Boss Battle

Hyness shows his true face.
Jambastion language (pause flavor text of Hyness Phase 2 in The Ultimate Choice)  
Jambastion language Translation
ジャマハローア
Bonjam
Greeting
ジャマサラーバ
Jambuhbye
Goodbye
ジャマデッム
Jamblasted
Anger
ンジャ?
Juh?
Huh?
ウン
Vun
Very
ジャマカッシャ
Jamanke
Thank you
ジャゴメーナ
Japologa
I'm sorry
ジャグ
Jonto
Soon
ジャワス
Jaway
I forgot
マジュ
Majaja
Again
「ザン・パルル、マジュ ジャグジャワス、ウン ジャゴメーナ」
Example: “Zan Par…? Jaway majaja! Japologa vun.”
“Zan Par…? I forgot again! I’m very sorry.”

Hyness's fight takes place at The Divine Terminus in Far-Flung Starlight Heroes, just after Zan Partizanne is defeated. It consists of two distinct sections. In the first, Hyness battles Kirby alone, using his magic to form orbs and elemental discharges. Once Hyness is nearly depleted in health, his hood gets knocked off, and he brings the generals in, sapping their life-force to replenish his own. From there, he fights while using their bodies as both weapons and shields. When not using them to attack, the generals orbit Hyness, and will deflect Star Bullets that cannot penetrate objects, as well as other weaker projectiles. Attacking the generals will not damage Hyness.

The following lists all of Hyness's attacks. Attacks in italics are used during the second phase only.

Hyness' Attacks in Kirby Star Allies  
Attack Description
ジヤマ
Jam
Hyness tosses a series of black energy orbs at Kirby, with slight homing properties. These create Recoil Stars if they hit the ground.
ウンジャマ
Vun Jam
Hyness tosses a large energy orb at Kirby. Once it hits the ground, it splinters into three smaller orbs which splash outward.
ジャママジャーマ
Jam Again
Hyness summons a series of sharp magical spears, which fan out and strike everywhere except the middle of the arena. They can be swallowed or destroyed.
ブリザ・ハローア
Blizzard Bonjam
Hyness summons several large icy Jambastion emblems across the arena, which freeze Kirby & his allies and leave stars afterward.
  • These emblems can be destroyed by Sizzle attacks.
メラーガ・マダッム
Sizzle Jamblasted
Hyness causes fiery pillars on both sides to erupt from the floor, leaving stars in their wake. The middle under him is the safety zone.
バリカ・マダッム
Zap Jamblasted
Hyness strikes the ground with a powerful lightning bolt, which causes sparks to travel across the floor and leave stars.
デクふらし
Rag Doll Throw
Hyness throws each mage general at Kirby, causing crystals to form where they land. These crystals can be swallowed to gain certain abilities, depending on the type.
These crystals can also be destroyed by the respective weakness:
デクバット
Rag Doll Bat
Hyness grabs hold of one of the mage generals, and swings her wildly at Kirby like a club. Each mage club can be stopped by the respective weakness.
デクころがり
Rag Doll Circle
Hyness forms up onto a Friend Circle with the three mage generals, and starts rolling frantically around the stage, leaving stars on occasion.
  • Both corners on the floor are the safety zone where the allies can't be hit (unless they are too big).

In the end, he will return to the middle and throw the mage generals to the ground, leaving himself stunned.

いけにえのかご
Sacrifice Cage
Hyness surrounds himself with the three mage generals as shields. Then, he tosses energy orbs behind the shields.
  • Hyness is invincible as long as he is hiding behind the shields. However, once he takes enough damage when exposed, the mage general shields can be destroyed, leaving him stunned.
Attack names listed are taken from Japanese guide book.

Heroes in Another Dimension

Splash card for Corrupt Hyness.

In Heroes in Another Dimension, after opening every portal, Hyness transforms into Corrupt Hyness. He essentially looks the part of Hyness, but in a dark robe, and face is black and red, rather than purple and yellow. Because the Three Mage-Sisters haven't found him yet prior to this battle, he summons three logs with the mage's costume as his weapons and shields when unhooded.

When Corrupt Hyness is defeated, Zan Partizanne finally arrives and calls his name, only to find him out cold. She then calls on Francisca and Flamberge, who are angered by the state he is in. Kirby then proceeds to fight The Three Mage-Sisters as a whole.

The ending of Hyness and the mage sisters depends on how many Friend Hearts Kirby has collected:

  • If Kirby defeats the mage sisters with 100 or more hearts, he will befriend the sisters, who then give Kirby a Warp Star. As Kirby leaves, a heart falls from it onto Hyness. He is then put back into his normal form, and sees the generals, who are delighted to see he is okay.
  • If beaten with 99 or less, the mage sisters and Hyness are left unconscious as the screen fades to white.

The Ultimate Choice

Corrupt Hyness summons his 'generals'.

In The Ultimate Choice the boss endurance mode, Hyness is fought starting from the fifth difficulty level:

  • Difficulty 5 - Sizzling Threat: 9th boss (last)
  • Difficulty 6 - Fiery Showdown: 9th boss (last but one)
  • Difficulty 7 - Infernal Crisis: 11th boss (last but two)
  • Difficulty Secret - Soul Melter: 11th boss (last but two)
  • Difficulty Extra - Soul Melter EX: 11th boss (as Corrupt Hyness; last but three)

Music

In addition to the dialogue theme, Hyness has different boss battle themes for his two phases. All these themes are composed by Jun Ishikawa.

Dialogue Theme

The dialogue music of Hyness (as well as the map theme of Jambastion) has the same melody as the stage music of Friendly Field, but in a much slower tempo with a haunted bell tune.

Hooded Theme

The first battle theme of Hyness is titled 傀儡奉納くぐつほうのう[1] ("Puppet Offering"). It can be found as Track 109 in Star Allies Jukebox.

The first section of this theme has a slow tempo and a similar bell tune to the dialogue music of Hyness, but the later sections have very different melodies.

Unhooded Theme

Main article: La Follia d'amore

The second battle theme of Hyness is titled "La Follia d'amore"[1], which means "The Madness of Love" in Italian. It can be found as Track 110 in Star Allies Jukebox.

"La Follia d'amore" has a much faster tempo, featuring violin and glockenspiel.

Trivia

  • Hyness's name is reminiscent of the word highness, which is appropriate given his position on Jambandra.
  • Hyness is voiced by Shigeru Chiba, a veteran actor and voice actor.
  • Aside from the huge nose, Hyness's face (particularly his ears) have an uncanny resemblance to the shape of Magolor's head.
  • When Hyness's face is revealed, his eyes tend to wander randomly and asynchronously, like those of a chameleon.
  • In one official Twitter post, Francisca describes the nose of Hyness as "spiritual and amazing" (スピリチュアルでアメージングな鼻).

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Names in other languages

Hyness

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ハイネス
Hainesu
Hyness
Traditional Chinese 海內司
hǎi nèi sī
Hyness
  • The character 司, when in the term 祭司, also means priest.
Simplified Chinese 海内司
hǎi nèi sī


Corrupt Hyness

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークサイドハイネス
Dāku Saido Hainesu
Dark-Side Hyness
Traditional Chinese 闇化海內司
àn huà hǎi nèi sī
Darkened Hyness
Simplified Chinese 暗化海内司
àn huà hǎi nèi sī

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