|Hi there! My name is Magolor. I'm from another dimension, but I just love Planet Popstar. I can't get enough of it! Things got a bit hectic when I first arrived, but that's all in the past, thanks to Kirby.|
— Magolor's opening dialogue from New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection
Magolor (/mæ gə lɔr/; sometimes spelled Magalor) is an alien magician who first appeared in Kirby's Return to Dream Land as the main antagonist. He hails from the planet Halcandra, located within another dimension, and commands a dimension-crossing starship called the Lor Starcutter. He has since made several appearances in subsequent games in the Kirby series. Magolor is defined by his diminutive stature, his ability to fly and cast magical spells, and his effective (but sometimes deceptive) salesmanship. Notable roles beyond his debut appearance include being the host of both New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition and the courses in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, running the Shoppe in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash, and appearing as a Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies.
In his debut in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Magolor crashes the Lor Starcutter into Dream Land and scatters its parts and Energy Spheres all over Planet Popstar. Kirby and his friends aid Magolor by collecting these pieces to repair the ship, and he thanks them by taking the group to his homeworld, Halcandra. Once there, they are attacked by the guardian angel Landia, and Magolor requests that Kirby and his team defeat the dragon. When Landia is beaten, however, Magolor steals the dragon's Master Crown—revealing that he was after this powerful object the whole time—and uses it to transform into a menacing final boss, aiming to rule over the entire universe. With help from Landia, Kirby and friends defeat him. The crown is destroyed, Magolor returns to his normal state, and he makes amends with Kirby.
Magolor is a small, ellipsoid being who possesses disembodied hands, but no feet. He wears a blue hood with yellow and white accents. The rim of the hood, as well as the pattern on his body, resembles the design of a gear, which matches the motif of the Energy Spheres for the Lor Starcutter. His face consists merely of two yellow eyes on a dark yellow surface, the rest presumably being covered up by his scarf-like belt. The belt itself seems to wrap around his entire body, covering some of his face, and has a small yellow-fringed cape that extends around most of the circumference. When wearing his Shopkeeper outfit, Magolor's cloak bears a simpler woven look, eschewing the gear fringes and yellow accents, and takes on a primarily green and white hue.
Magolor is able to float freely in the air. 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. Atop his head, he has two pointy "ears" which resemble those of a cat to a degree. On the official Japanese Kirby Twitter account, one illustration featuring feline characters implies Magolor is also catlike with his pointed "ears".
|Is he your ally, or is he...all lies?|
— Magolor's Dream Friend introduction in Kirby Star Allies
When Magolor first arrives on Popstar, he appears to be friendly and cordial, and easily convinces Kirby and friends to help him in his plight to recover his ship's Energy Spheres. As revealed later in the story, this act was a charade; he is cleverly able to feign grief and joy in order to get people to do what he wants. This allowed him to take advantage of Kirby's hospitality, leading him to the Master Crown. He is often melodramatic, and even when he is trying to act evil and intimidating (as seen after his Master Crown-induced transformation), he usually can't get the emotion right. He also appears 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. Finally, he is shown to be a bit of a trickster; for example, he covers the screen with a curtain during segments of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D: Reprise" in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, laughing if King Dedede falls into a pit, and he pretends to betray Team Kirby in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe upon purchasing all of his equipment (though he clarifies that he's only joking).
Magolor isn't entirely without good qualities, though. Though he seems to get caught up in his scheme to take over Popstar, it's implied that this may not be his fault. The pause screen description for Magolor Soul indicates that, at some point, he lost control of his actions and became a "manifestation of the crown itself". After being defeated by Kirby and his 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; the two of them part ways on amicable terms in the game's credits sequence.
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 a myriad of foes during the races. His industriousness is also on display when he sets up a Gem Apple cart in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash.
Outside of the video game series proper, Magolor is often used as a representative for news on Kirby series titles, mainly for the Kirby Clash series. Occasionally he interacts with other characters, such as The Three Mage-Sisters, with whom he appears to have a rocky relationship. Magolor is also often depicted in supplementary material associating with Marx, who shares a similar role and personality with him. As the final bosses of their respective games, they share similar attacks, even identical black hole and laser beam attacks. They also appear together in a Stone transformation in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and one title screen animation of Kirby Star Allies, acknowledging the similarities between the two.
|Magolor's video game appearances|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Main antagonist|
|Kirby's Dream Collection||Non-playable character||Appears in New Challenge Stages.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Cameo||Makes minor appearances in various locations.|
|Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe||Non-playable character||Appears as an obstacle in the C-R-O-W-N-E-D stage.|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Cameo||Appears in several stickers and a Stone transformation.|
|Team Kirby Clash Deluxe||Supporting protagonist||Runs Magolor's Shoppe.|
|Kirby Star Allies||Supporting protagonist and playable character||Appears as a Dream Friend in Wave 3.|
|Super Kirby Clash||Supporting protagonist||Runs Magolor's Shoppe.|
|Kirby Fighters 2||Playable character|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. for Wii U||Cameo||Appears as a trophy.|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Cameo||Appears as a spirit.|
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Magolor sets the primary objective of Kirby's Return to Dream Land when he crashes into the countryside of Popstar in the Lor Starcutter, shedding most of the ship's pieces in the process. Upon discovering Magolor in the wreck, Kirby and his friends agree to help the stranded alien by scouring the planet collecting the pieces. One-by-one, Kirby and his team restore the pieces to the ship until it is back in working order.
To thank Kirby for this task, Magolor takes him and his friends to his "homeworld", the broken planet Halcandra. After crossing dimensions, the ship prepares to land in a desolate plain on the planet's surface when it is shot down by fireballs. After regaining composure, Magolor identifies the source of the aggression as a giant four-headed dragon named Landia. Magolor begins to despair at this threat, but Kirby reassures him and agrees to defeat the dragon.
When Landia falls, a mysterious glowing crown falls from one of his heads. As Kirby and his friends celebrate their victory, Magolor appears without warning and congratulates them with a mysterious stillness. He then takes the crown and places it on his head, revealing that he had fabricated the entire scenario in order to obtain this "source of limitless power". Magolor transforms into a frightening ethereal being and promises to conquer the universe, starting with Popstar. He leaves Kirby and his team through a transdimensional portal, intent on stranding them on Halcandra, but Landia assists Kirby and his team by pursuing Magolor through the rift.
Eventually, Kirby and his team catch up to Magolor and do battle with both him and his ship. The battle is hard, and much magical power is exerted on both sides, but Magolor is eventually defeated, having been mutated into a horrid magical specter in the process. The Master Crown shatters and Magolor vanishes after being restored to his normal form. He is not seen again for the remainder of the game, but he reportedly survives and later makes amends with Kirby.
|Anyway... MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The time has come for your planet... No! The time has come for the ENTIRE UNIVERSE to bow down to me. And for being such a big help in all of this, your planet gets to go first! Prepare to bow, Popstar! Welcome your new overlord!|
— Magolor in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
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 talks 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) and the power of the Master Crown, and urge Kirby to defeat Landia so he can get the crown to rule the universe.
- 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.
|Magolor deceived Kirby and stole Halcandra's legendary treasure, the Master Crown! It's up to Kirby to save the universe.|
— VS Magolor Special Page, Kirby's Return to Dream Land
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 creating a star-shaped Super Shield when his health is nearly depleted. Kirby has to break through the shield by using his various Super Abilities and then finish Magolor off.
Unfortunately, even this is not enough, as the Master Crown pulses, reincarnates, and takes control of Magolor into an even larger ghostly-looking form. He opens the second phase by immediately dispelling Kirby's Ultra Sword ability (assuming he still has it when that part of the battle begins), 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 he is defeated again, 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 later main-series games.
The following lists all of Magolor's attacks in the Main Game of Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Attacks in italics are used in the second part of that phase only.
|Attacks - Main Game - Phase 1|
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.
Magolor summons spikes from the ground which systematically cover the stage. The attack lasts longer in phase 2.
From the background, Magolor fires five rounds of spinning fire that burst on the stage.
Magolor opens a rift, and Sphere Doomers fly out in a spiral path, harming whatever they touch.
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.
Magolor fires a gigantic beam that covers the entire stage. It creates stars where it hits.
|Some attack names listed are conjectural.|
|Attacks - Main Game - Phase 2|
Magolor Soul opens with this move only if Kirby still has Ultra Sword from the last fight. He sends a shock wave that immediately removes the ability and destroys it. This attack deals no damage but does deal knockback and can cause other player Kirbys to lose their ability.
Magolor Soul conjures, then juggles random enemies, some with Copy Abilities, he then tosses them at lethal velocity at Kirby.
Magolor Soul conjures rifts at various positions, which shoot out spikes.
Magolor Soul conjures and tosses orbs of black energy from varying positions. These can be deflected or inhaled.
Magolor Soul travels into a rift, then exits one on the stage in an attempt to ram Kirby, then going into another rift to do it again.
Magolor Soul fires a giant beam that covers the entire stage, creating stars where it hits.
Magolor Soul jumps into the background and draws a stencil, the solid parts of which transpose onto the stage as a wall of pain.
Magolor Soul takes out two black swords and swings them one at a time in a manner similar to Kirby's Ultra Sword. They leave stars where they hit.
Magolor Soul charges up, and then flies around the stage in an orb of dark energy, similar to Kirby's Flare Beam.
Magolor Soul conjures two dark fire dragons, which he directs across the stage, leaving stars in their wake.
Magolor Soul fires a Super Beam into a rift, which then spreads itself across the stage, leaving stars at the end of its trajectory.
|Magolor stole the Master Crown and the Lor from their sacred resting places on Halcandra. He's a liar and a wizard... Defeat him!|
— VS Magolor EX Special Page, Kirby's Return to Dream Land
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|
|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 Sphere 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.
Although using the Ultra Sword can be used to finish off Magolor's first phase, it isn't the only way to finish him off. Assuming Magolor's shield is destroyed and an Ability Star is still bouncing around or there's at least two characters fighting the boss, Kirby can either use a regular Copy Ability or have a second player finish off the boss instead, in turn, skipping both the cinematic involving the Ultra Sword at the end of the phase in question and skipping Magolor getting rid of the Ultra Sword ability at the start of phase 2.
According to the 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.
Magolor and Kirby race, as Kirby passes him by while carrying a Parasol.
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 the C-R-O-W-N-E-D (reprise) stage, covering certain drums using a blindfold banner near the end of the stage. His likeness also appears shortly after that point in the same stage as a hidden keychain.
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/Super Kirby Clash
- Main article: Magolor's Shoppe
Magolor makes an appearance in this expanded Sub-Game, here wearing a green robe and serving the role of a 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.
Magolor accepts currency in the form of Gem Apples and Fragments, though the latter are only used to purchase and upgrade weapons and armor. He also sells Gem Apples, though these require real-world currency to purchase. In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Magolor offers discounts for Gem Apple purchases on Sunday of each week (which he refers to as "Magolor Day"). In Super Kirby Clash, he occasionally offers a few Gem Apples as a free gift instead.
Kirby Star Allies
Magolor's Dream Friend trailer
|This charming rogue magician arrives from Kirby's Return to Dream Land with a wink and something up his sleeve. But he's your Dream Friend, and he's more than willing to help you conquer the galaxy.|
— Pause screen description of Magolor in Kirby Star Allies
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 Magoloran Launch, 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|
Press and release B
|Gem Apple Bombs|
↓ + B
Hold B briefly before releasing
Gem Apple Bombs, then ↓ + B
Hold B even longer before releasing
While in the air, ↑ + press and hold B, then move (using analog stick)
↑ + press and release B
Summon Black Hole and then release B
|Double Deadly Needles||
↑ + hold B briefly before releasing
↓, and then ↑ + B
|Double Deadly Needles Deluxe||
↑ + hold B even longer before releasing
Dash + B
L/R in midair
Kirby Fighters 2
Magolor appears as a playable character in Kirby Fighters 2, unlocked after attaining a Fighters Rank of 39, making him the last playable character who can be unlocked in this manner. His move-set is largely the same as it is in Kirby Star Allies.
For more precise competitive-oriented information on Magolor in Kirby Fighters 2, see Mizuumi Wiki's page.
|Magolor move-set in Kirby Fighters 2|
|Skill||Button Execution||Description||Damage (unmodified)||Notes|
Press and release B
|Magolor shoots out a ball of energy that travels a long distance forward. The projectile can be angled up or down as it travels.||10||This move is no longer a rapid-fire move like it was in Kirby Star Allies. It is also manually steered as opposed to having a slight homing ability.|
Hold B briefly before releasing
|Magolor shoots out two orbiting balls of energy that travel a long distance forward and pass through opponents.||18|
Hold B longer before releasing
|Magolor releases a large circle of orbiting fireballs that travel a long distance forward and drag opponents along with them.||16 (initial hit)
4 (subsequent hits)
|Magolor can no longer move about slowly but freely while charging this move, now only being able to move downwards if the move is started in midair.|
↑ + press and release B
|Magolor conjures two spikes from the ground around him, hitting foes on both sides.||13|
|Double Deadly Needles||
↑ + hold B briefly before releasing
|Magolor conjures four spikes from the ground around him, hitting foes on both sides.||16|
|Double Deadly Needles Deluxe||
↑ + hold B even longer before releasing
|Magolor conjures eight spikes from the ground around him, hitting foes on both sides at a very long distance.||16|
Dash + B
|Magolor surrounds himself in energy and launches forward like a missile, dragging any foes along that he hits. Magolor can shift upward or downward while in flight.||27 (if all hits connect)|
|Gem Apple Bombs||
↓ + B
|Magolor tosses a Gem Apple bomb in front of himself, which detonates on its own after 6 seconds. Only one bomb can be out at a time.||7 (initial impact)
3 (subsequent impacts)
45 (if left to detonate on its own)
|This move utilizes only one Gem Apple as opposed to the original three used in Kirby Star Allies, and the Gem Apple explodes after a much shorter time if left alone.|
Gem Apple Bombs, then ↓ + B
|Any Gem Apple Bomb on the field is detonated. Magolor chuckles briefly as this is happening.||17|
↑ + B in midair
|Magolor conjures a small black hole above himself which lingers for a few seconds. Any foe caught in it will be stuck there until it dissipates.||24 (if all hits connect)||This move can only be used directly above Magolor, as opposed to free movement of it while holding the B button in Kirby Star Allies.|
↓, then ↑ + B
|Magolor pulls out a miniature version of the Ultra Sword and then swipes downward with it ahead of him, covering a good distance.||30 (hit with center of blade)
20 (hit with edge or hilt)
|Magolor can no longer move while using this move, and he is also no longer invincible while using it.|
|Magolor uses a star-shaped energy shield to defend himself.||N/A|
In midair, use a direction + L/R
|Magolor can teleport a good distance in any direction, becoming intangible as he does so. This can only be used once per flight.||N/A||This dodge almost instantly teleports Magolor in the direction indicated as opposed to being able to vanish and move about slowly like in Kirby Star Allies.|
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Magolor makes an appearance as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
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 support slots, and no skill. Interestingly, he has higher defense than attack despite being Attack-type, with base stats of 1,730 defense and 931 attack and level 99 stats of 5,205 defense and 2,802 attack. He can be obtained in three ways; battling him in World of Light, battling him in the Spirit Board, or by purchasing him from the Shop.
During the Spirit Battle in 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 Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Magolor has several musical themes for his different forms.
Magolor, the Distant Traveler
- Main article: Magolor, the Distant Traveler
Magolor's theme song, which plays on the main menu and when Kirby visits him in the Lor Starcutter, can be heard as music 002 in Kirby's Return to Dream Land's Jukebox. It is titled 彼方からの旅人マホロア (Magolor, the Distant Traveler) on Kirby Wii Music Selection, but has no official title in English so far.
Additionally, it has a variation in later games which is titled 異空ヲカケル旅人 (The Traveler Across Another Dimension) in Japanese and "Distant Traveler" in English. This version is used for:
- Magolor's races in New Challenge Stages from Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition;
- An extra level in Dedede's Drum Dash from Kirby: Triple Deluxe;
- The secret credits in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe (acoustic remix);
- "Mid-Boss All-Stars 1" in The True Arena from Kirby: Planet Robobot (acoustic remix from Drum Dash Deluxe).
Under My Control
- Main article: Under My Control
Magolor's boss battle theme can be heard as music 103 in Kirby's Return to Dream Land's Jukebox. On Kirby Wii Music Selection and Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, it is titled 支配してアゲルヨォ (Under My Control, or alternatively Fall Under My Rule), but it has no official title in English so far.
- Main article: CROWNED
Magolor's second phase boss battle theme can beard heard as music 105 in Kirby's Return to Dream Land's Jukebox. It is titled "C-R-O-W-N-E-D", or simply "CROWNED" in later games.
This track has been remixed twice as the Bonus Level music in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe.
- The first remix for the normal level is still titled "'C-R-O-W-N-E-D";
- The second remix for the secret level is titled "C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Reprise)" (or "CROWNED: Ver.2" in later games).
Other remixes of this track can be found in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse and Kirby Star Allies.
Magolor's name is derived from the word "magic" or "mage", as well as the name of his ship, the Lor Starcutter. This is true for his Japanese name, as well; マホロア (Mahoroa) is taken from 魔法 (mahou, magic) and the Lor's Japanese name, ローア (Rōa). According to the developers on a Miiverse post, his name is also taken from the Japanese term まほろば (mahoroba), meaning "wonderful place" or "arcadia".
There is another in-universe meaning for Magolor's name, as well. During the second stage of the Corrupt Hyness fight in Heroes in Another Dimension in Kirby Star Allies, the Boss Description page in the pause menu states that Mafo means "lie" in Hyness' language, while Lor means "paradise". While not identical, it can be assumed that Magolor's name derives from these two terms and translates to something along the lines of "false paradise".
- Magolor's voice is sampled from that of Hirokazu Ando the sound composer himself.
- 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 wouldn't be left out of the main storyline.
- Magolor is officially acknowledged as egg-shaped by the developers at 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 信号機三人娘 ("traffic light trio girls"), and Zan "Parmesan cheese".
- In Kirby Star Allies, one of Magolor's attacks is incorrectly spelled as "Magalor Surge". This would later be corrected when he appeared in Kirby Fighters 2.
|Quotes from Magolor in the Kirby series|
Artwork of Magolor from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Splash screen for Magolor from Kirby Star Allies
Hand-drawn artwork to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Kirby series from Nintendo Co., Ltd.'s Instagram account
Photo to celebrate Super Kirby Clash's release in Japan from Nintendo Co., Ltd.'s Instagram account
Artwork to celebrate the 40th anniversary of HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Artwork of Magolor from Kirby Fighters 2
No damage fight against Magolor in his initial form.
No damage fight against Magolor's second form in the main game (some damage was taken before the fight began).
No damage fight against Magolor EX.
Names in other languages
|From 魔法 (magic) and Lor Starcutter. Also derived from まほろば mahoroba (wonderful place).|
mó fǎ luò yà
|魔法 (magic) + 洛亚 (Lor)|
mó fǎ luò yà
|From 마법 (magic) and Lor Starcutter.|
|Spanish||Maglor||Similar to English name|
- Kirby Fighters 2 – Launch Trailer
- "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)
- "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)
- "そう、まずハ 手ハジメに キミらの星 ポップスターから 支配してアゲルヨォ！" —Magolor (JP Theater movie "Let Me Explain Everything", Kirby's Return to Dream Land)
- Archive of a Miiverse post talking about the origins of various Kirby character names
- Miiverse post celebrating Kirby's Return to Dream Land's fourth anniversary (archive)