Kirby's Triumphant Return

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Kirby's Triumphant Return
Sample of "Kirby's Triumphant Return", from Kirby Super Star.
Debut appearance Kirby Super Star (1996)
Last appearance Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other appearance(s) Super Smash Bros. Melee
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Battle Royale
Kirby Star Allies
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Super Kirby Clash
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa
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"Kirby's Triumphant Return" is the name of a short musical piece that plays during the ending cutscene of Milky Way Wishes from Kirby Super Star. It is often paired with the "Green Greens" theme, especially in most remixes and rearrangements of the latter.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

As Marx is thrown into Galactic Nova after his defeat in Milky Way Wishes, the clockwork star explodes with him, and "Kirby's Triumphant Return" plays to emphasize Kirby's victory against the tricky jester. Notably, this appearance features a short excerpt of the Green Greens theme, which plays as Kirby flies back home on the Warp Star.

This theme also plays in the Kirby Super Star Ultra-exclusive sub-game, Meta Knightmare Ultra, notably after Meta Knight successfully defeats Galacta Knight.

Notably, this theme shares commonalities with "Havoc Aboard the Halberd" and "Crystal Field Area".

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, the track "Green Greens" incorporates "Kirby's Triumphant Return" into an orchestral remix of the "Green Greens" theme. "Kirby's Triumphant Return" is played in the second section of the song, before looping back to the main melody. This is the first time that "Kirby's Triumphant Return" has been incorporated into the "Green Greens" theme, and would be a standard for some rearrangements and remixes of the latter in the Kirby series.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In addition to the returning "Green Greens" track from Melee, a remix of "Vs. Marx" features "Kirby's Triumphant Return" near the end of the song before looping.

The theme is also present in the "Meta Knight's Revenge" remix, due to it incorporating ""Havoc Aboard the Halberd".

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

The Wii U version features the return of the previous three remixes which include "Kirby's Triumphant Return": "Green Greens (Melee)", "Vs. Marx", and "Meta Knight's Revenge".

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

"Green Greens (Melee)", "Vs. Marx", and "Meta Knight's Revenge", also return to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, with all three songs once again incorporating "Kirby's Triumphant Return".

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, a remix of Green Greens which is notably similar to its arrangement from Super Smash Bros. Melee can be unlocked as the alternate track for the Checker Knights course. This remix incorporates "Kirby's Triumphant Return" as per usual.

Kirby's Epic Yarn / Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn[edit]

In Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn, "Kirby's Triumphant Return" is once again incorporated into the "Green Greens" rearrangement used in Whispy's Forest, as per with its rearrangements from Kirby Air Ride and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

"Down to One" from Kirby Mass Attack plays after the Kirbys defeat Necrodeus and restore themselves to one singular Kirby. This song starts with "Kirby's Triumphant Return" before quickly switching to "Green Greens". "Big Gold Star" also plays the song when beating Kirby Brawlball.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, it is incorporated into the theme of the final level, "Fly! Kirby of the Stars", just at the very end of the song before looping again.

"CROWNED", the theme of Magolor (Phase 2) or Magolor Soul, features "Kirby's Triumphant Return" right after the "Green Greens" section. It is notably played in its original key like in its Kirby Super Star incarnation.

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

The Kirby's Epic Yarn arrangement of "Green Greens", which also features "Kirby's Triumphant Return", has a chance of playing in the HAL Room of the Normal Challenge stage in Last Land.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

The "Green Greens" remix used on the world map for Kirby: Triple Deluxe incorporates "Kirby's Triumphant Return" near the end. Additionally, "Fly! Kirby of the Stars" once again returns in Kirby Fighters for the Another Dimension Battle Stage, once again incorporating the said motif.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe[edit]

"C-R-O-W-N-E-D" and "C-R-O-W-N-E-D: Reprise" are fast-paced remixes of the eponymous theme from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, and they once again incorporate the "Kirby's Triumphant Return" melody in it.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, the Kirby Air Ride rearrangement of "Green Greens" and "C-R-O-W-N-E-D: Reprise" from Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe appear in Access Ark - Stage 8 EX, both of which happen to incorporate the melody of "Kirby's Triumphant Return" into them.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

The theme of Dededestroyer Z, known in the Music Collection as "Cake Royale 13", features leitmotifs of The Masked King, "Kirby Battle Royale Main Theme", "Kirby's Triumphant Return" and "King Dedede's Theme".

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The Kirby Air Ride rearrangement of Green Greens, which includes "Kirby's Triumphant Return", has a chance to play on the menu screen in a 100% completed save file.

When fighting Morpho Knight as Magolor, a medley of tracks associated with Kirby's Return to Dream Land plays during the battle. Among them is CROWNED, which features the "Kirby's Triumphant Return" section near the end of the track before looping to the Dangerous Dinner section.

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

"Fly! Kirby of the Stars" is remixed and reused for the boss battle against Parallel Susie. Once again, the "Kirby's Triumphant Return" leitmotif is used.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

The beginning portion is used in the music track that plays in the prologue leading into the Final Chapter of Story Mode: The Destined Rivals. The rest of the track changes to an arrangement of the Revenge of Meta Knight map music and a small portion of King Dedede's Theme.

Kirby's Triumphant Return can also be heard near the end of the second Item Room song, which is an intense remix of "Green Greens". Here, the melody is slowed down, and is also coupled with repeated parts of the "Green Greens" theme.

Finally, in the credits that plays after beating Chapter 4 of Story Mode, a remix of My Friend and the Sunset plays, and it incorporates the leitmotif at its end.

Other appearances[edit]

This track is known as カービィ凱旋~スタッフロール (Kirby's Triumphant Return ~ Staff Roll), Track 33 in the Kirby Ultra Super Deluxe Original Sound Track, where it is also paired with "Milky Way Wishes: Staff Credits". The English name is also given via the Theater movie of the same name.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カービィ凱旋
Kābyi gaisen
Kirby's Triumphant Return