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Magolor
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Official art of Magolor from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Details
Debut Game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
(Dream Friend)
Other Game(s) New Challenge Stages
Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Cameo Appearances Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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Magolor, sometimes spelled Magalor, is a major character in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and the host of the New Challenge Stages section of Kirby's Dream Collection. He is also the shopkeeper in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. Magolor hails from Halcandra and commands the Lor Starcutter.

Physical Appearance

Magolor is a small, ellipsoid being who possesses disembodied hands, but no feet and can float freely in the air. His face consists merely of two yellow eyes (the rest presumably being covered up by his face mask), and he wears a blue cloak with a white cape (with yellow accent) and pointed ears on the hood. His face mask resembles a belt with a buckle and goes over his hood and cloak. Additionally, the rim of his hood as well as the pattern on his body resembles a gear, perhaps in reference to the Egg Engines stage of Halcandra.

There does not appear to be a limit to how high Magolor can float off the ground, but he still prefers to hover only a few inches above it at most times.

Personality

Magolor is shown to be pretty clever, able to feign grief and joy in order to get people to do what he wants. He is often melodramatic, and even when he is trying to act evil and intimidating (as seen after his transformation), he usually can't get the emotion right. He does, however, appear to have an ego about him, and is obsessed with challenges, particularly races. He often gloats when he is in the lead, which usually leads to him slowing down and getting passed up, to which he will then get angry and speed up. If he wins a race, he gloats endlessly, but if he loses, he sulks.

Magolor isn't entirely without good qualities though. He seems only to get caught up in his scheme to take over planet Popstar. After being defeated by Kirby and friends, he seems to have learned his lesson. To make up for his bad deeds, he offers to build Kirby some new challenge courses in New Challenge Stages. In the same game, he seems to have a friendly rivalry with Kirby, as seen during the races with him.

Magolor appears to be a skilled technician and wizard, as he claims that upon initially excavating the Lor from Halcandra, it was in bad shape, and he had to repair it. His building and summoning skills are also apparent in New Challenge Stages, as he was the one who built all the courses that Kirby played through, as well as summoning myriad foes during the races. His industriousness is also on display when he sets up a Gem Apple cart in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.

Outside of the video game series proper, Magolor is often used as a representative for news on Kirby series titles, mainly for Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. Occasionally he interacts with other characters, such as The Three Mage-Sisters, who he appears to have a rocky relationship with. Magolor is also often depicted in artwork associating with Marx, who shares a similar role and personality with him.

In the Japanese version of games, Magolor speaks with some foreign accent as many words are deliberately written in katakana.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Role

Magolor sulks upon seeing his ship wrecked and its parts scattered as Kirby and his friends observe.

In the first cutscene of the game, Magolor crashes the Lor Starcutter in Pop Star in a somewhat flashy sequence, shedding and scattering its five major parts as well as many Energy Spheres in the process. Witness to this crash are Kirby, and his friends Bandana Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, and King Dedede, who immediately run to the crash site. Upon arriving at the site, a door appears on the side of the ship to let the group in to find Magolor unconscious on the floor of the main deck. Magolor quickly springs to and rushes to the ship's console to check on the ship's status. After seeing the ship's parts and spheres gone, he sulks, which stirs Kirby to offer him help. An ecstatic Magolor points Kirby and his group toward the location of each part and they set off to recover them.

No dialogue is spoken during the game's introductory cutscene, but throughout the game's breadth, Magolor does elaborate that he will reward Kirby and his friends with a trip to his homeworld, Halcandra once all the ship parts have been retrieved. Additionally, as more Energy Spheres are collected, more rooms of the ship are made available, such as the Challenge Stages, Copy Ability Rooms, and the two minigames Ninja Dojo and Scope Shot.

Once all five ship parts are returned, the Lor becomes operational once again and, just as promised, Magolor takes the party to Halcandra in the next major cutscene. Although stated many times that Halcandra is "REALLY far away", the ship gets them there almost immediately using the Lor's warp capabilities. Unfortunately, as soon as they arrive, a large 4-headed dragon known as Landia spots the Lor coming and shoots it down with fireballs. Thankfully, this time the ship remains intact, but in much the same way as before, the crew is knocked unconscious, and when Magolor comes to, he brings up Landia on the ship's console to a superfluously large number of warning signs and meters. To this, Magolor once again sulks, and Kirby once again reassures him and offers to take down the dragon.

After Kirby and his friends defeat Landia, the crown it was wearing on its top-most head falls to the ground. Magolor, (who seems to appear out of nowhere) comes in slowly, clapping in a sarcastic manner, and grabs the crown. He appraises it for a moment, then dons it, revealing it to be the object he had been looking to obtain this entire time, the "source of limitless power" the Master Crown. Doing so morphs him into a different, much larger and more menacing form (including white gloves with energy circles, covered mouth, and gigantic clown-like hat) and explains: he had initially lost the battle with Landia, which led to him crashing on Pop Star and, seeing Kirby and his friends, decided to use them as unwitting pawns to defeat Landia for him. He thanks Kirby and his friends for clearing the way, and proclaims that their reward will be to watch as he conquers the entire universe, starting with Pop Star. Magolor opens up a wormhole, and travels into Another Dimension to initiate his plans, leaving Kirby and his friends stranded on Halcandra, utterly dumbfounded. At this point, Landia comes up from behind and offers to help them pursue Magolor and stop him. They each get on Landia's back and fly through the still-open wormhole that Magolor left behind, leading to the final stage of the game.

There is an easter egg foreshadowing his betrayal. The alliterative first letter of every level's name (shown in bold), from Cookie Country to Dangerous Dinner, spelled out in order, is CROWNED. Magolor Soul's Theme is named that as well. In addition, when Kirby has collected all 120 Energy Spheres and talk to Magolor in the Lor Starcutter in Extra Mode, he may have one of the following conversations (he doesn't reveal as much in Main Mode):

  • Magolor will explain the origin of the Lor (claiming he excavated it, which is a lie) and the power of the Master Crown, and urge Kirby to defeat Landia so he can get the crown to rule the universe.[1]
  • Magolor will mention he knew about Kirby long before they met. He will also claim he knows somebody who knows Kirby very well. Ironically, he will say "Nothing good comes of fighting" in the end.[2]

Boss Battle

This article or section is about The first phase of the boss fight with Magolor. For information about the second phase that emerges after the Ultra Sword swing, see Magolor Soul.
Kirby and Landia catch up with Magolor, souped up by the Master Crown.

Once they catch up to where Magolor has gone, he summons the Lor Starcutter to do battle with them, ironically using each of the parts that were recovered to do various attacks. After the Lor is shot down, Magolor makes his getaway, and the team pursues Magolor himself, who proceeds to knock each one of them out of the air. On the ground, Kirby and his friends then must fight Magolor hand-to-hand in his souped-up form. During this fight, Magolor demonstrates the Master Crown's power with a variety of unending magical attacks, including throwing spheres of dark energy and opening rifts to try and suck Kirby into a realm of pain, even resorting to create a star-shaped Super Shield when his health is nearly depleted. Kirby has to break through the shield by using his various Super Abilities, then finish Magolor off with the Ultra Sword.

Unfortunately, even this is not enough, as the Master Crown pulses, reincarnates, and takes control of Magolor into an even larger ghostly-looking form known as Magolor Soul and they must fight again. Magolor Soul opens up by immediately dispelling Kirby's Ultra Sword ability, and then displays even more ludicrously powerful attacks, including his own versions of the Super Abilities that Kirby had been using throughout the game. Once Magolor Soul is defeated, he finally dispels slowly and reverts to Magolor's original form. The Master Crown levitates off his head and shatters, leaving Magolor to warp inward and disintegrate, ending his role in the game's storyline.

It is shown later on that this did not actually end up killing him, and he seems to have lightened up without the Master Crown's influence or allure, as he is seen in the audience celebrating the player's 100% Completion in the Kirby Master video.

Magolor

The following lists all of Magolor's attacks for the first two phases 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  
Attack Description
Magic Spheres
Magolor summons orbs of dark energy that spin in place or hold for a moment, then fire at Kirby. They can be deflected or inhaled. In the second phase, they can be conjured from the background.
Deadly Needles
Magolor summons spikes from the ground which systematically cover the stage. The attack lasts longer in phase 2.
Revolution Flame
From the background, Magolor fires five rounds of spinning fire that burst on the stage.
Doomer Rift
Magolor opens a rift, and Doomers fly out in a spiral path, harming whatever they touch.
Black Hole
Magolor enters the background and opens a giant rift in an attempt to suck Kirby in. If Kirby is caught, he gets taken to a dimension of pure pain and is zapped repeatedly. This is similar to the black hole that Marx can summon.
Super Beam
Magolor fires a gigantic beam that covers the entire stage. It creates stars where it hits.
Some attack names listed are conjectural.
Magolor EX

In Extra Mode, Magolor attacks more fervently, and most of his moves have new colors and visual effects, but his move-set is largely the same:

Attacks - Extra Mode  
Attack Description
Magic Spheres EX
Magolor summons orbs of dark energy that spin in place or hold for a moment, then fire at Kirby. They can be deflected or inhaled. In the second phase, they can be conjured from the background. Much faster and more numerous than in the Main Game.
Deadly Needles EX
Magolor summons spikes from the ground which systematically cover the stage. The attack lasts longer in phase 2. Faster than in the Main Game.
Revolution Flame EX
From the background, Magolor fires five rounds of spinning fire that burst on the stage. Faster than in the Main Game.
Doomer Rift EX
Magolor opens a rift, and Doomers fly out in a spiral path, harming whatever they touch. Faster than in the Main Game.
Black Hole EX
Magolor enters the background and opens a giant rift in an attempt to suck Kirby in. If Kirby is caught, he gets taken to a dimension of pure pain and is zapped repeatedly. Has more suction than in the Main Game. It is similar to the black hole Marx can summon.
Super Beam EX
Magolor fires a gigantic beam that covers the entire stage. It creates stars where it hits. Much faster than in the Main Game.
Attack names listed are conjectural.

Additionally, during the third phase, Magolor can create gusts of wind, fire orbs from rifts, and different Super Abilities are featured before the Ultra Sword.

According to VS Magolor EX Special Page, Magolor did not originally own the Lor Starcutter, instead having stolen it from Halcandra. Additionally, in the game's ending cinematic, Landia commands the Lor from the outside, and then flies back home with it, implying the dragon is the true owner of the ship.

Kirby's Dream Collection

Magolor is the host of the New Challenge Stages section of Kirby's Dream Collection and is apparently friends with Kirby there, pointing out that "things got a bit hectic" the last time he appeared. At the end of each world of this sub-game, Kirby races against Magolor using the ability of his choice, while Magolor summons obstacles for Kirby to try to avoid. Amusingly, even though Magolor set up these races, he still feels sullen if Kirby beats him.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Magolor does not have a role in this game, but his likeness is seen in several different locations.

  • In Stage 3 of Wild World, a portrait of Magolor can be seen in the background during the fight with the Ace Fuwa Rover.
  • One of Kirby's Stone transformations depicts Magolor.
  • The third-to-last Keychain depicts an 8-bit rendering of Magolor, which is the same rendering as the statue from Kirby's Dream Collection.
  • Magolor appears in the audience during Triple Deluxe's Kirby Master video.

Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe

Magolor appears in one of the secret stages, which features the C-R-O-W-N-E-D theme. He acts as an obstacle, covering certain drums.

A Miiverse post explains that, in addition to building the New Challenge Stages, Magolor also built the Drum Dash courses.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

As in Triple Deluxe, Magolor does not appear directly in the game. His likeness can however be found in a Stone transformation, as well as a number of Stickers.

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

Main article: Magolor's Shoppe
Magolor as he appears in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, wearing his green robe and holding a Gem Apple.

Magolor makes an appearance in this expanded Sub-Game, here wearing a green robe and serving the role of shopkeeper for Magolor's Shoppe. He sells Kirby various bits of equipment, including new weapons and armor for each role, as well as potions and other items.

Kirby Star Allies


Magolor's Dream Friend trailer

In Kirby Star Allies, Magolor makes his playable debut as a Dream Friend in version 4.0.0 and onward. He primarily takes from his appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, but possesses several attacks inspired by his boss incarnation, his moves in New Challenge Stages, and even his appearance in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. He also gains a version of the Ultra Sword as one of his attacks.

Magolor is capable of imbuing his allies with the 'Bluster', 'Zap', and 'Sizzle' Power Effects. He also has a unique Friend Ability called Summon Lor, which has him create a replica of the Lor Starcutter which his allies jump into.

Magolor's Dream Friend Moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Magic Sphere
Press and release B
Gem Apple Bombs
↓ + B
Revolution Orbs
Hold B briefly before releasing
Detonate
Gem Apple Bombs, then ↓ + B
Revolution Flame
Hold B even longer before releasing
Black Hole
While in the air, ↑ + press and hold B, then move (using analog stick)
Deadly Needles
↑ + press and release B
Summon
Summon Black Hole and then release B
Double Deadly Needles
↑ + hold B briefly before releasing
Ultra Sword
↓, and then ↑ + B
Double Deadly Needles Deluxe
↑ + hold B even longer before releasing
Magic Barrier
L/R
Magalor Surge
Dash + B
Dimensional Vanish
L/R in midair

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Magolor makes an appearance as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Name Image Game Description
Magolor MagolorTrophyWiiU.png Wii Kirby's Return to Dream Land One day, a huge hole opened in the sky and the Lor Starcutter crashed down to Dream Land. Magolor, the captain of the ship wasn't injured in the crash, but the ship lost several important parts. Kirby and his friends help recover the pieces, and Magolor guides them to Halcandra. Everything seems to be going well...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Magolor appears as a Primary Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, using his official artwork from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. His Spirit is ranked ★★★ Ace, Attack-type, has 3 slots and no skill. Interestingly, he has higher defense than attack despite being Attack-type.

During the Spirit Battle in Adventure Mode: World of Light and Spirit Board, Magolor's spirit possesses one male Robin (a magic user) and is fought in the Halberd stage with the theme "CROWNED". In this battle, the screen will occasionally flip upside down, which is a reference to the Magolor boss battle in Return to Dream Land.

Music

Magolor has several musical themes for his different forms.

Distant Traveler

Main article: Distant Traveler

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Sound Test Music 002: Magolor's Theme when Kirby visits him in the Lor Starcutter. It is titled 彼方かなたからの旅人たびびとマホロア (Magolor, the Distant Traveler) in the Japanese soundtrack but has no official title in English so far.

This track has an arrangment in later games which is titled 異空いくうヲカケル旅人たびびと (The Traveler Across Another Dimension) in Japanese and "Distant Traveler" in English. This version is used in:

This track also has an acoustic version as the theme of Magolor's Shoppe in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.

Under My Control

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Sound Test Music 103: Magolor's Boss Battle Theme. It is titled 支配しはいしてアゲルヨォ (Fall Under My Rule) in the Japanese soundtrack but has no official title in English so far. It's often called "Under My Control" in fan translations.

The Japanese track title is part of Magolor's Japanese scripts in the Theater movie "Let Me Explain Everything".[3] The English script counterpart is "Prepare to bow".

CROWNED

Main article: CROWNED

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Sound Test Music 105: Magolor Soul's Boss Battle Theme. It is titled "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" or simply "CROWNED".

This track has been remixed twice as the Bonus Level music in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe the standalone spin-off.

  • The first remix for the normal level remains the same title "'C-R-O-W-N-E-D";
  • The second remix for the secret level is titled "C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Reprise)".

Another remix of this track can be found in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.

Trivia

  • There is some doubt as to whether or not Magolor really comes from Halcandra. He claims it to be his homeworld, yet he shares more similarities with the Doomers from Another Dimension. It could be that either he hails from the alternate dimension and was lying, or that he really is from Halcandra, and his similarities to the Doomers is either coincidental, or the Doomers reflect him somewhat in appearance when he summons them.
  • Magolor's voice is sampled from that of Hirokazu Ando the sound composer himself.
  • Although Magolor Soul appears in both the Main and Extra Mode of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, he is only referred to as such in the Extra Mode. In the Main Mode, he is still just called Magolor.
  • Magolor is often compared with Marx from Kirby Super Star, as both were seemingly friendly beings who betrayed Kirby in an attempt to gain ultimate power. Additionally, they both are fought as final bosses and have a Soul variant. Their similarities are canonized in one of Kirby's Stone transformations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, wherein Kirby can rarely become a marbled statue depicting both Marx and Magolor together. They also appear together in one title screen animation of Kirby Star Allies.
    • Marx can even summon a black hole in one of his attacks, and fire a laser beam in another, which Magolor can also do.
  • On October 23, 2015, Satoshi Ishida revealed in a Miiverse post that the Master Crown "took control of" Magolor after Kirby hit him with the Ultra Sword, and that Magolor's final defeat and "liberation from his crimes" was envisioned as a bonus scene that would only play if all "special items" (presumably Energy Spheres) were collected. In the end, it was decided that this would be left out of the storyline.
  • Unfinished Dream Friend data of Magolor was found in Kirby Star Allies Version 1.0.0 to 3.0.0, though it was used later in version 4.0.0.
  • Interestingly, one of Magolor's moves 'Magalor Surge' appears to contain a typo of Magolor's name.
  • Magolor is officially acknowledged as egg-shaped by the developers of HAL Laboratory, and he is given the nickname イカサマたまご("deceptive egg") by Zan Partizanne. In retaliation, he calls the Three Mage Sisters as 信号機三人娘 ("traffic-light trio girls") and Zan Partizanne as "Parmesan cheese".
  • Magolor appears along with other catlike characters in the Japanese Cat Day illustration on the official Twitter, which implies Magolor is also catlike with two pointy "ears".

Video Walkthrough


No damage fight against Magolor in his initial form.

No damage fight against Magolor EX.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マホロア
Mahoroa
From 魔法まほう (magic) and Lor Starcutter. Also derived from まほろば mahoroba (wonderful place). [4]
Traditional Chinese 魔法洛亞
mó fǎ luò yà
魔法 (magic) + 洛亚 (Lor)
Simplified Chinese 魔法洛亚
mó fǎ luò yà
Dutch Magolor -
French Magolor -
German Magolor -
Italian Magolor -
Spanish Maglor Similar to English name

References

  1. "As a token of my gratitude, I'll let you in on a little secret about this ship.
    The Lor is a legendary Halcandran vessel crafted by the ancients.
    It's said that an incredible power was used to construct it.
    This same power gave rise to clockwork stars that soar the cosmos...
    mysterious items that can bring dreams to life...
    and countless other legendary creations.
    I excavated this ship from the volcano where Landia dwells and repaired it.
    But there's another ancient artifact there, one that lets you rule the universe!
    And I have a feeling Landia isn't willing to part with it quite so easily.
    So hurry up and defeat that dragon for me, Kirby!
    " —Magolor (in the Lor Starcutter when Kirby has collected all 120 Energy Spheres, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Extra Mode)
  2. "By the way, I knew about you long before our fateful meeting.
    Kirby, the happy-go-lucky hero with the bottomless stomach.
    I even know somebody who knows you quite well!
    Even on this world, you're incredibly popular!
    There may even be some folks here who have fought with you before.
    If everybody would just get along, it would make things so much easier.
    Nothing good comes of fighting. Let's always stay friends, Kirby!
    " —Magolor (in the Lor Starcutter when Kirby has collected all 120 Energy Spheres, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Extra Mode)
  3. "そう、まずハ ハジメに キミらのほし ポップスターから 支配しはいしてアゲルヨォ!" —Magolor (JP Theater movie "Let Me Explain Everything", Kirby's Return to Dream Land)
  4. Miiverse - イシダ's post