The Lor Starcutter (sometimes shortened to Lor) is a technologically advanced flying ship which serves as a location, as well as a boss, in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It is piloted by Magolor, who claims to have found it abandoned in a volcano on Halcandra. In the opening cut-scene for the game, the Lor Starcutter crashes on Popstar, causing it to lose the oars, the left wing, the right wing, the mast, the emblem, and all 120 Energy Spheres. In order for it to fly again, Kirby and his friends must collect all of the missing parts. Once the Lor Starcutter has all parts restored, the Lor Starcutter is able to travel through dimensions to reach Halcandra, where it was originally salvaged.
The Lor Starcutter serves as a safe area Kirby can visit in-between his journeys in the game. Entering the Lor Starcutter leads to main room with Magolor, and the main console of the ship. The Copy Rooms are located to the left in the ship, the Challenge Stages to the right, and the Sub-Games Ninja Dojo and Scope Shot can be accessed by either going to the left or right hallway and going down a ladder. However, all of those need a certain number of Energy Spheres to access, and access to any of the rooms requires that Kirby find the Oars (complete Level 1: Cookie Country).
The following is spoken word for word by Magolor once Kirby has collected all 120 Energy Spheres:
|The Lor is a legendary Halcandran vessel crafted by the ancients. It's said that an incredible power was used to construct it. And that the ancients used that same power to craft countless other legendary creations. I excavated this ship from the volcano where Landia dwells and repaired it. And I couldn't help but make a few upgrades before taking it for a spin. Legend also says that this ship has a mind of its own. I'm not so sure. But I'm hoping it will speak to me someday, if I take good care of it.|
In Extra Mode, Magolor EX's Special Page states that he stole both the Lor and the Master Crown from their "sacred resting places on Halcandra". This aligns with his claim that he excavated the ship from Landia's volcano, and suggests a link between the two artifacts. Other dialogue from Magolor in Extra Mode strongly implies that the same ancients who built the Lor also built Nova from Kirby Super Star and the Star Rod from Kirby's Adventure.
Locations and Unlock Requirements
The numbers in parentheses denote number of Energy Spheres required to unlock the given door.
- Challenge Stages
- Copy Ability Rooms
- Energy Spheres - all around Pop Star/Halcandra.
- Oars - Cookie Country
- Right Wing - Raisin Ruins
- Left Wing - Onion Ocean
- Emblem - White Wafers
- Mast - Nutty Noon
As a Boss
Lor & Magolor
The following lists all of the Lor's attacks in the Main Game of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Attacks in italics are used in the second phase of the fight only.
|Attacks - Main Game|
Lor & Magolor EX
In Extra Mode, the Lor's attack patterns are faster and cover more space, and a few new moves are added:
|Attacks - Extra Mode|
|Star Fire EX|
|Wing Boomerangs EX|
|Oar Missiles EX|
|Mast Gust EX|
|Sphere Blast EX|
|Shield Ram EX|
|Back Blast EX|
|Reverse Blast EX|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description
"The Lor Starcutter is a ship that sails across the universe. The ship's parts, scattered all across Dream Land following its crash landing, were all collected with help of Kirby and the gang. Some of the parts, like the emblem, mast, oars and wings, serve more than just ship parts. You'll find out later."
The Lor has made several cameo appearances in later Kirby games.
Kirby's Dream Collection
The Lor makes a brief cameo in Kirby's Dream Collection. The interior is seen in the introductory cutscene for the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game when Magolor introduces himself, and it is seen flying in the background in the credits sequence, where Magolor returns to it after flying behind Kirby for a while.
The Lor is depicted in one of Kirby's Stone ability transformations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby: Planet Robobot (as a gold sculpture in these two games) and Kirby Star Allies (as a silver sculpture in this game).
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
In Kirby Star Allies, the Lor sometimes appears in the level map of Far-Flung Starlight Heroes. A Friend Ability called Summon Lor is also used by Magolor, in which allies can jump on the ship before it charges forwards to attack.
- During the second stage of the Corrupt Hyness fight in Heroes in Another Dimension, the Boss Description page in the pause menu states that Lor means "Paradise" in Hyness' language. This is possibly a reference to the Lor Starcutter's origin, suggesting it was not always used for battle purposes.
Names in other languages
|Roah; possibly a reference to Noah's Ark.|
|German||Sternenkreuzer Lor||Starcruiser Lor|