Jamba Heart

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The whole Jamba Heart as seen in the intro cut-scene for Kirby Star Allies.

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 generals 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 his generals to the heart to fully restore it and revive Void Termina. The heart itself is not seen again after this point.

Trivia

A piece of the Jamba Heart (called a Dark Heart) from the opening cut-scene.
  • 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.
  • These spears reappeares in the sub-game Heroes in Another Dimension, and might seal the Jamba Heart again.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
English Dark Heart
Dutch Donker hart Dark heart
French Cœur sombre Dark heart
German Dunkel Herz Dark Heart
Italian Cuore oscuro Dark heart
Russian Темный сердечко
Tyomnyy serdechko
Little dark heart
Spanish Corazón oscuro Dark heart