|“||A four-headed dragon that sleeps on Halcandra, Landia has been revered as a protector since ancient times…until now.||”|
— VS Landia Special Page in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Landia is a boss that debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, residing in Halcandra, and serves as the boss of the Dangerous Dinner level. He appears as a four headed orange-red dragon, where the top head of the dragon carries the Master Crown, a legendary artifact of limitless power. However, this combined form appears to be an effect bestowed by the crown, as Landia normally appears as four separate much smaller dragons.
|Landia's video game appearances|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Boss, antagonist and supporting character||Landia is first introduced as antagonist, but allies with Kirby and co. after Magolor's betrayal.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Reference||Landia is one of several paintings that Paintra can draw.|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Final boss||Landia EX is the final boss of the Team Kirby Clash Sub-Game.|
|Team Kirby Clash Deluxe||Boss||Defeating Landia EX causes the credits to roll, even though there are still more Quests to go through afterward|
|Kirby Star Allies||Reference||Appears in the "FIGHT FOR THE CROWN" Celebration Picture.|
|Super Kirby Clash||Boss|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (upcoming)||Boss, antagonist and supporting character||Reprises his role from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Spirit|
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
|“||Landia has lived on Halcandra since ancient times, protecting the land and guarding the world’s most legendary items, but…||”|
— VS Landia EX Special Page in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
In the story of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Magolor commands Kirby to go and defeat Landia, as Landia attacked the Lor Starcutter, Magolor's ship, as Magolor arrived at Halcandra, along with Kirby. Upon Landia's defeat by Kirby, it is revealed that Magolor and Landia had a past conflict, which ended with Magolor fleeing to Popstar, and only enlisted Kirby's help in repairing the Lor Starcutter to defeat Landia and help him obtain the Master Crown, which would give him the power to rule the universe. Landia, now consisting of four small dragons, then assists Kirby and accompanying friends, in chasing Magolor and the Lor Starcutter when Magolor enters Another Dimension to go and conquer Popstar. Once Magolor and his mutated second form are defeated, Landia, along with the now friendly Lor Starcutter, assists Kirby in returning to Dream Land.
As a Boss
Landia is faced as the boss of Dangerous Dinner. During the first phase of the fight, he fights as the whole dragon. During the second phase, he splits up and attacks as the four smaller dragons, and the dragon wearing the crown takes more damage than the other three. They may recombine into their four-headed form during the second phase for certain attacks.
The following lists all of Landia's attacks in the Main Mode of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Attacks in italics are used in the second phase of the fight only.
|Attacks - Main Mode|
|Fire Shots||Landia fires individual fire balls from his mouths that cannot be swallowed.|
|Triple Spin Strike||Landia flies in close and performs three rapid spins, striking with his wings and his feet. The last strike leaves stars behind.|
|Dive||Landia dives in a maneuver that cannot be ducked, leaving stars at the lowest point of the dive.|
|Fire Breath||Landia breathes fire with two of his heads, covering much of the stage.|
|Gust||Landia flaps his wings, creating a torrent of wind that pushes Kirby back, and also creates sharp gusts that can do damage and can't be swallowed.|
|Bomber Dragons||Landia re-positions and fires downward repeatedly, covering a large area systematically. The first and last shots leave stars.|
|Volt Transfer||Landia flies into a grid formation, and starts charging electricity between his bodies. He Will either re-position or move about in a counterclockwise manner.|
|Quad Dive||Landia dives each of his bodies across the stage, two at a time.|
|Fireball Toss||Landia forms a large fireball and tosses it around to his other parts. It then flies into the background, and crashes on the stage, leaving stars.|
*Attack names are conjectural.
In Extra Mode, Landia transforms into Landia EX when encountered. In this form, his color scheme is purple, and his attacks are generally faster and cover more ground.
|Attacks - Extra Mode|
|Gust EX||Landia flaps his wings, creating a torrent of wind that pushes Kirby back, and also creates sharp gusts that can do damage and can't be swallowed. Landia then circles around and performs this move again on the other side.|
|Triple Spin Strike EX||Landia flies in close and performs three rapid spins, striking with his wings and his feet. The last strike leaves stars behind. Faster than the normal counterpart.|
|Dive EX||Landia dives in a maneuver that cannot be ducked, leaving stars at the lowest point of the dive.|
|Fire Breath EX||Landia breathes fire with two of his heads, covering much of the stage. Landia also moves side-to-side while performing this move. Additionally, Landia may systematically use this move, then move to a different position and use it again.|
|Fire Shots EX||Landia fires paired fire balls from his mouths that cannot be swallowed. Many more shots than the normal counterpart.|
|Back Dive||Landia flies into the background, then attempts to ram Kirby.|
|Volt Transfer EX||Landia flies into a grid formation, and starts charging electricity between his bodies, while flying across the stage.|
|Fireball Toss EX||Landia forms a large fireball and tosses it around to his other parts, while moving closer in, then back out. The fireball then flies into the background, splits into three, and crashes on the stage, leaving stars.|
|Quad Dive EX||Landia dives each of his bodies across the stage, one at a time.|
|Bomber Dragons EX||Landia re-positions and fires multiple shots downward repeatedly, covering a large area systematically. The first and last shots leave stars. Additionally, other dragons will perform Dives while this is happening.|
*Attack names are conjectural.
As an Ally
|“||Landia to the rescue in Planet Popstar's--no, the entire universe's--time of need! Joining up with Kirby, the dragon takes to battle!||”|
— Another Dimension, Pause Screen
In the level Another Dimension, the stages encountered prior to the fight with Magolor are traversed riding Landia, in a side-scrolling shooter section. He is considered a Last Battle Ability, similar to the Starship from Kirby Super Star.
|Landia's moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
Tap 1 repeatedly
|Landia fires rapid stars.|
Hold 1, release
|Landia fires a larger and more powerful star.|
1 + Shake Wii Remote, release
or 1 + press +Control Pad rapidly in different directions, release
|Landia fires 4 stars at once.|
|Landia charges forward, dealing damage while retaining temporary invulnerability.|
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Landia is one of the paintings Paintra can draw in her boss battle (or Landia EX in her DX form).
Kirby: Planet Robobot
|“||Dark clouds loom over the mountaintop... Prepare to fight the Four-Headed Guardian Angel!||”|
— Landia quest description from Team Kirby Clash
|“||The four-headed Guardian Angel has descended and unleashed its true power! Only you can stop it!||”|
— Landia EX quest description from Team Kirby Clash
Landia appears as the penultimate and final boss of the Sub-Game Team Kirby Clash. He is described as a guardian angel, and has two distinct forms. The first fights more-or-less like Landia in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. The second is Landia EX like the same EX form in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Once Landia is defeated in his EX form, the Sub-Game is complete.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe & Super Kirby Clash
|“||The brave Guardian Angel suddenly attacked the kingdom! Calm the dragon!||”|
— Landia's flavor text from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Landia reprises his role in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash--his attacks and role in the story undiminished from before. He has been made much tougher in all his iterations, in order to provide more of a challenge for Team Kirby.
|“||The Guardian Angel brings his true power to the last, decisive ordeal!||”|
— Landia EX's flavor text from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Landia EX serves as the fifth Ordeal, and defeating him rolls the first credits sequence. In Super Kirby Clash, Landia EX serves as the seventh Story Quest Ordeal, and fights identically to his previous battle.
- Main article: Parallel Landia
Bosses from Another Dimension invade the Dream Kingdom after the credits roll for the first time in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, one of them being Parallel Landia, a black-colored counterpart to Landia who is much more powerful and wears a black Master Crown.
Landia-themed equipment set for Sword Hero
- Main article: Magolor's Shoppe
The Landion blade and Landion Helm are the respective Rarity 9 (Rarity 11 in Super Kirby Clash) Weapon and Armor set for Sword Hero Kirby, sold at Magolor's Shoppe. Their designs are based on Landia the dragon himself.
Kirby Star Allies
Landia makes a small cameo in the "FIGHT FOR THE CROWN" and "The Shape of a Heart" Celebration Pictures. In the first one, he appears in bottom-left and bottom-right panels, while in the second, he occupies the left side.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Landia appears as an attack-type ★★ primary spirit with 3 support slots. His initial stats are 834 attack and 603 defense, but when leveled up to level 99, he has 3,372 attack and 2,442 defense. He can be obtained in five ways: summoning him using the spirits or cores of Nibbles and Fortitudo, battling him in World of Light, battling him via the Spirit Board, or purchasing him from the Shop, however the latter two methods require him to be obtained at least once before.
- Landia's eyes are green when first encountered, and turn red after losing half their health. After being defeated, they turn blue, and stay that way throughout Another Dimension.
- Landia EX's eyes are dark magenta and Parallel Landia's eyes are yellow, but both gain red eyes at half health.
- Landia EX's Special Page in Kirby's Return to Dream Land indicates Landia guards more than one legendary item. Magolor EX's Special Page also mentions he stole the Lor Starcutter from Halcandra. The Lor could be another item that Landia was guarding besides the Master Crown.
- Landia's teeth are simply a texture on the inside of his mouths in earlier games, but in Super Kirby Clash, they are fully modeled, making them much easier to see.
- While Landia is male in English, they are referred to as both male and female in the German translations.
- Landia's body color for his normal and EX form closely match those of the Great Dragon from Kirby Super Star Ultra in Milky Way Wishes and Helper to Hero respectively.
Artwork of Landia from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Main Mode credits picture from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, featuring Leaf Kirby fighting Landia
Main Mode credits picture from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, featuring Kirby and co. riding Landia and attacking the Lor Starcutter
Extra Mode credits picture from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, featuring the four friends riding Landia and attacking Doomers
Internal artwork of Landia EX from Super Kirby Clash
Names in other languages
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
No damage fight against Landia.
No damage fight against Landia EX.