|The king of darkness returns for the very last battle. The world needs Team Kirby!|
— Ordeal: Toughest! The True Final Battle - King D-Mind flavor text from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
King D-Mind is an enemy that is encountered after the main game of Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, and later appears in Super Kirby Clash. He is encountered twice at the very end of the Decisive Battlefield's line of bosses, thus considered the Final Boss of Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. Defeating him is required to truly complete the game.
In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, King D-Mind is fought as part of "Tougher: The Final Battle" and again in his then-unnamed Revenge form in "Toughest: The True Final Battle" in the Decisive Battlefield. He is first encountered after Dark Taranza summons him from the Black Mirror, who the king quickly dispatches.
|Time to face off against the King of Darkness yet again! Don't let the beams from his giant eyeballs mow you down!|
— flavor text from Super Kirby Clash
King D-Mind fights with aspects of Shadow Dedede and Dark Mind, using his hammer (and later, an axe) to deal damage, as well as being able to fire numerous different types of projectiles from his weapons and from his belly, which can open up to reveal a burning eyeball similar to Dark Mind's true form in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. King D-Mind's Revenge is substantially more powerful, with some of his attacks being capable of taking out even a high-level Kirby hero in one hit if he is not wearing the best equipment.
Once King D-Mind is defeated the first time, he vanishes, only to reappear in the next fight. Defeating him there opens up an opportunity for Team Kirby to seal him back in the mirror from whence he came, and then shatter it, finally breaking the mirror's influence on Taranza and saving the Dream Kingdom.
|The ultimate King of Darkness has awakened! Our only light of hope in this desperate hour is Team Kirby!|
— flavor text from Super Kirby Clash
The following are all of King D-Mind's (and King D-Mind's Revenge's) attacks in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash. Note that attack names are conjectural:
|King D-Mind's attacks in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe & Super Kirby Clash|
|Head Slide||King D-Mind runs and then dives at a target Kirby.|
|Super D-Mind Jump||King D-Mind leaps into the air and then lands suddenly in another location.||He may do this up to three times in succession. In the second phase, these jumps create shockwaves on landing.|
|Hammer Swing||King D-Mind raises his hammer and slams the ground with it.||He may do this up to three times.|
|Hammer Cannon||King D-Mind preps his hammer, which opens up and shoots out star projectiles similar to those of Parallel Nightmare.||The cannon may also shoot out a large gout of flame.|
|Maw Blast||King D-Mind flies into the background and his belly opens up into a big maw. Out of this maw, a series of dark orb blasts are fired. King D-Mind then flies on-stage and fires larger blasts which can bounce around.|
|Hover||King D-Mind takes in air and starts hovering toward the Kirbys.|
|Axe Flurry||King D-Mind wildly swings his poleaxe about, aiming for Kirbys as he does so, and turning with his strikes as needed. He finishes with a long lunge attack.|
|Dark Maw Rush||King D-Mind's belly distends and then opens revealing a huge eyeball inside. From there, he begins rapidly flying around the arena as the maw chomps. This attack is repeated several times as the maw grows larger and larger.|
|Dark Mind Laser||After finishing Dark Maw Rush, King D-Mind positions himself near the top of the screen with the eye aimed downward. The eye then proceeds to fire a massive laser toward the ground. It fires this laser several times, sweeping the ground as the laser pulses.|
|Spinning Slash||King D-Mind spins his axe rapidly around in an attempt to catch Kirbys in his dance.|
|Tornado Slash||King D-Mind spins rapidly around with his axe and takes to the air, flying in and out of the arena.|
|Exploding Leap Attack||King D-Mind jumps into the air with his poleaxe, and then comes crashing down, creating a large explosion where he lands.||He may do this several times in succession.|
|Great Star Volley||King D-Mind charges his poleaxe, then releases a series of starry projectiles at varying angles to cover the stage.||This attacks can be done from various positions, and varies in the number of projectiles thrown.|
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Super Kirby Clash
King D-Mind's Revenge uses remixed versions of the music tracks from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, while the music used for both phases of King D-Mind's regular form is a remix of the Giant Masked Dedede battle in Kirby's Blowout Blast.
- King D-Mind's internal filename is "MaskedBlackDedede", a combination of Masked Dedede and Black Dedede (the Japanese name of Shadow Dedede). Based on his moveset, King D-Mind can be considered "Shadow Dedede DX", but they are different characters.
- King D-Mind's Revenge in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe has more health in a single battle than any prior bosses in Kirby series history, with 620000 HP. Of course, none of this is shown to the player.
- When King D-Mind opens up his belly 'mouth', he resembles Guzzlord, an Ultra Beast Pokémon introduced in Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.
Team Kirby attempts to avoid King D-Mind's Revenge's belly eyeball attack. The Revenge form's eyeball form is now orange just like Dark Mind.
Names in other languages
Kingu D Maindo