King D-Mind

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King D-Mind
SKC King D-Mind Art.png
In-game artwork of King D-Mind from Super Kirby Clash.
Details
First game Team Kirby Clash Deluxe (2017)
Latest game Super Kirby Clash (2019)
Relative(s) Dark Mind
Shadow Dedede
Similar to King Dedede
Masked Dedede
Theme music

no music given

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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. In Super Kirby Clash, he is fought in three Quests: one serves as the game's ninth Ordeal and his Revenge form serves as the penultimate Ordeal and Party Quest in the game.

According to Magolor, the king of darkness could have borrowed and reflected the appearance of King Dedede, the unseen king of the Dream Kingdom. Why he takes that appearance is unknown.[1]

Battle[edit]

Time to face off against the King of Darkness yet again! Don't let the beams from his giant eyeballs mow you down!
— Toughest: King D-Mind 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.

Defeating him in the True Final Battle in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe 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.

Attacks[edit]

The ultimate King of Darkness has awakened! Our only light of hope in this desperate hour is Team Kirby!
— Super+: King D-Mind's Revenge 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  
Attack Description Variants
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 twice in a row. If a target Kirby is airborne, then D-Mind will jump up and swing the hammer in mid-air. When he lands, a shockwave emanates from it. In the second phase, he does this attack with his axe instead, with each swing on ground level causing shockwaves.
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. This is done several times in succession.
Star Strike King D-Mind charges his poleaxe, then sends out two starry projectiles that slightly home in on a target Kirby.
Star Storm King D-Mind charges his poleaxe, then releases multiple starry projectiles across the stage that cover almost every portion of it.

Music[edit]

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe[edit]

The first phase of King D-Mind battle plays a new remix of the theme "Castle Lololo", which is also used in the Landia EX battle. On Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, this song is titled 強大なボスとの決戦 (Decisive Battle with a Mighty Boss).

The second phase of King D-Mind battle plays a new orchestral mashup of Dark Mind's Theme and "Dedede's Royal Payback" (Masked Dedede & Shadow Dedede's Theme from Kirby: Triple Deluxe).

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

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 theme in Kirby's Blowout Blast.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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 Super Kirby Clash has more health in a single battle than any prior bosses in Kirby series history, with 3039600 HP. This information is not directly communicated to the player.
  • King D-Mind is the only true final boss that isn't featured on the "Bad Boss Brothers" Celebration Picture despite already having had this role at the time.

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Names in other languages[edit]

King D-Mind[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キングD・マインド
Kingu D Maindo
King D-Mind
Chinese D大王·意向
D dàwáng yìxiàng
King D-Intention
Dutch Koning D-Mind King D-Mind
French Roi D-Diablik King D-Diabolic
From Dark Mind's French name, Psychédiablik.
German König D. Mind King D. Mind
Italian King D Mind -
Korean 킹 D 마인드
king D maindeu
King D Mind
Spanish Rey D. Mind King D. Mind


King D-Mind's Revenge[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キングD・マインド リベンジ
Kingu D Maindo Ribenji
King D-Mind Revenge
Chinese D大王·意向 復仇
D dàwáng yìxiàng fùchóu
King D-Intention Revenge
French Roi D-Diablik Ultra King D-Diabolic Ultra
From Dark Mind's French name, Psychédiablik.
German König D. Minds Rache King D. Mind's Revenge
Italian La vendetta di King D Mind The revenge of King D Mind
Korean 킹 D 마인드 리벤지
king D maindeu libenji
King D Mind Revenge
Spanish Rey D. Mind vengador Avenging King D. Mind


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