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List of rumors of ancient civilizations in the Kirby series

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The Kirby universe contains a multitude of enigmatic ruins, structures, and artifacts of great power, with many of these relics being found on Popstar itself. Numerous pieces of dialogue and flavor text make reference to these objects, and hint at the groups and/or entities that may have been responsible for their existence, but which are no longer present. The following is a list of rumors of ancient civilizations in the Kirby series.

References by game[edit]

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

  • The Japanese website for Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards mentions that the ruins of Rock Star were built by an ancient civilization.[1]
  • The same website states that the people who used to live on Shiver Star left because it was too cold, leaving their still-operating stores and factories behind.[2] Shiver Star notably resembles a frozen Earth, but the significance of this is unknown.

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

  • Galacta Knight's pause screen description mentions that he was sealed away "long ago", and that he "defies time to challenge you". Later games in the series reinforce the idea that Galacta Knight is a warrior from ancient times.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse[edit]

  • It is explained in the figurine description for Hooplagoon that Claycia turned to "ancient blueprints" in order to construct this particular boss. She also apparently used "ancient clay" in its construction.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

  • The pause screen description for the Holo-Doomers references Energy Spheres, saying that they contain ancient technology.
  • When President Haltmann introduces Kirby to Star Dream, he explains that it was something his company had found and reactivated using knowledge from "the most advanced civilizations in the known universe". Star Dream's form after it fuses with the Access Ark greatly resembles Galactic Nova, implying that the two are related.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

  • During Hyness's crazed rant, he mentions an opposing civilization that was responsible for banishing him and his people to the edge of the galaxy, and then trying to erase them from history. He follows up by stating that his people's magic was used to "overcome their science and achieve great prosperity". It is unclear how much of this rant is true and how much is distorted by Hyness's warped perspective.
    • In the Japanese version of the rant, Hyness specifically says that the opposing civilization was once friends with his own. Moreover, instead of saying that the magic of his people was used to "overcome their science and achieve great prosperity", he says that prosperity of their science was only possible with it combining with their magic (われらのまりょくがあってこそ、ヤツらのかがくとゆうわすることでなしえたいだいなはんえい!, Only harmonized with our magic can their science achieve great prosperity!).[3]
  • Pause screen descriptions for Hyness and the various forms of Void Termina refer to "ancient scrolls" which describe events from the distant past. One such description explains that long ago, four heroes were responsible for sealing Void Termina away using magical spears. These same spears are seen in the Jamba Heart that contains Void Termina. Another description explains that the ancients began to write "sacred texts" about Void due to "his shining form in another dimension".
    • In the Japanese version, most of these descriptions talk about a "book of legends" (伝説の書) rather than "ancient scrolls", which is the same "book of legend" mentioned in Hyness's rant in both Japanese and English. It is mentioned that the book of legends is specifically about Void Termina in Hyness's pause screen description. The line about the ancients writing about Void's "shining form in another dimension" is also different in Japanese, instead just claiming that ancient people described Void in a book of riddles. The mention of "another dimension" in the English description is likely a translation mistake derived from the preceding line, which explains that there are as many Voids around as there are skies, which can also be interpreted as "dimension" (異空の数だけ、自由に飛ぶ「ニル」が いた。星のように 輝く彼を見て、古代の人々は 謎と共に書物に残した。 (There were as many “Void” flying about freely as there were other skies. Seeing him shine like a star, ancient people described him in a book of riddles.).[3]

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

  • The final opponent in Super Kirby Clash, the Aeon Hero, is referred to as an "ancient hero". During his final battle as Aeon Hero (Dark), he is able to cause a rain of spears to fall on Team Kirby, which resemble the spears of the heart used to seal away the Jamba Heart in Kirby Star Allies.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Some of the remains of the new world civilization.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land takes place in a different world filled with ruins from a lost civilization. This world contains a city with a level of technology and culture roughly analogous to modern human cities. The civilization also had its own language. As revealed while Kirby enters Lab Discovera, the inhabitants of this world were invaded by an alien force, which began wreaking havoc on the local wildlife. The inhabitants captured the invader, codenamed it ID-F86, and began studying the specimen. The inhabitants used the specimen's innate spatial teleportation ability to create planetary warp technology and then set off to explore other planets, but not without first creating a tourist attraction out of ID-F86. Thirty years after research began, a "warp-experiment incident" resulted in ID-F86 being split into two halves. The remains of ID-F86 were kept in stasis via a custom-made Eternal Capsule, while the secondary specimen, ID-F87, was never recovered. An unknown amount of time after the residents of the world left it behind, the native wildlife gradually became sapient and eventually formed a rudimentary civilization, with Leon and Carol as its leaders. When Leon happened upon Lab Discovera and found the remains of ID-F86, it influenced Leon's mind and made him begin assembling the Beast Pack, with Leon using the lab as his own base. The Beast Pack's primary goal was to provide sustenance for ID-F86's shattered body so that they could be freed and made whole once more, which included hunting for ID-F86's lost half. Using their spatial teleportation capabilities, ID-F86 was able to open a portal from their world to Popstar in order to gain even more sustenance and bolster their numbers, kickstarting the main story.