The Jamba Heart (pieces of it are referred to as Dark Hearts) is a black crystal heart which appears in Kirby Star Allies. It contains a great evil known as Void Termina, and is the central object in the storyline of Star Allies, as Hyness attempts to revive the dark god within.
It is unknown where the heart originally came from, but it is first seen on Jambandra at The Divine Terminus, under the possession of Hyness and his generals; Francisca, Flamberge, and Zan Partizanne. At the beginning of the Kirby Star Allies Story Mode, Hyness attempts to awaken Void Termina from within the heart, but fails to do so, instead shattering it into many smaller pieces which scatter across the galaxy. Many of these pieces land on Planet Popstar, thus immediately involving Kirby and his friends in the crisis. As the pieces fall onto Dream Land, they begin to change various inhabitants' behavior, making them generally more aggressive. Conversely, a side effect of the blast launches a pink heart beam directly at Kirby, settling inside of him and giving him the power to change his enemies into friends.
Throughout the course of the story, the Mage-Sisters are busy collecting as many of the scattered dark heart pieces as they can in order to return them to the shattered Jamba Heart on Jambandra. Kirby attempts to stop them, but despite giving them a thrashing, they ultimately get away with the hearts they collected. Kirby chases them across the galaxy and eventually reaches Jambandra, where Hyness is mending the still-incomplete heart. Kirby fights and trounces Hyness, but in an act of desperation, he sacrifices himself and the Mage-Sisters to the heart to fully restore it and revive Void Termina. The heart itself is not seen again after this point.
- The Jamba Heart is similar in appearance to Star Dream Soul OS's final form.
- The pink heart-shaped prongs that are initially seen in the Jamba Heart are actually magical spears used by four ancient heroes to seal the Jamba Heart's power. Hyness's initial ritual was presumably intended to remove these spears - which it did - but also had the effect of shattering the heart.
- In Super Kirby Clash, the Jamba Heart can rarely appear during Aeon Hero's dimensional rift attack.
Names in other languages
|Dutch||Donker hart||Dark heart|
|French||Cœur sombre||Dark heart|
|German||Dunkel Herz||Dark Heart|
|Italian||Cuore oscuro||Dark heart|
|Little dark heart|
|Spanish||Corazón oscuro||Dark heart|