Magolor

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Debut Game Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Last Game Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
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Magolor 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.

Game Appearances

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

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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 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.

Boss Fight

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 Magolor, he summons the Lor to do battle with them, ironically using each of the parts that were recovered to do various attacks. After the Lor is shot down, 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.

Attacks

Magolor prepares to fire his dark orb attack.

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
Dark Orbs
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.
Impale
Magolor summons spikes from the ground which systematically cover the stage. The attack lasts longer in phase 2.
Flare Cannon
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.
Pain Vortex
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.
Super Beam
Magolor fires a gigantic beam that covers the entire stage. It creates stars where it hits.
Magolor EX summoning spikes.
Not another super shield.

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
Dark Orbs 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.
Impale 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.
Flare Cannon 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.
Pain Vortex 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.
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.

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. All in all, he's generally much more annoying than in the Main Game.

Kirby's Dream Collection

Magolor and Kirby race, as Kirby passes him by while carrying a Parasol.
Kirby beats Magolor to the finish line.

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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Magolor makes an appearance as a trophy in this game.

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...

Team Kirby Clash Deluxe

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.

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, 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 evil 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 Kirby's Dream Collection. 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 Kirby's Dream Collection, as he was the one who built all the courses that Kirby played through, as well as summoning myriad foes during the races.

Trivia

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  • 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.
  • 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. According to Kirby's Dream Collection, his boss battle theme is named that as well.
  • Although Magolor Soul appears in both the normal and Extra game of Kirby's Return to Dream Land, he is only referred to as such in the Extra Game. In the normal game, he is still just called Magolor.
  • According to The True Arena Special Page for Magolor EX[1], 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.
  • 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, both are fought as final bosses, and both 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.
  • 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.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マホロア
Mahoroa
From magic and Lor Starcutter. Also derived from まほろば mahoroba (wonderful place). [2]

References

  1. "Magolor stole the Master Crown and the Lor from their sacred resting places on Halcandra. He's a liar and a wizard... Defeat him!" —The True Arena (Special Page)
  2. Miiverse - イシダ's post