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Master Crown

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Master Crown
KRtDLD Magolor holding Master Crown screenshot.png
Magolor holding the Master Crown in the cutscene where he betrays Kirby.
Type Plot device, Boss
Function Bestows its wearer with "limitless" power, but also dominates the wearer
Found Halcandra, atop Landia's head
Game(s) Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
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This article is about the Master Crown as an object. For the boss form, see Master Crown (boss).
Ah... At long last, it's mine! The source of limitless power... The Master Crown! Obtaining this crown has been my ultimate goal all along!
— Magolor, in Kirby's Return to Dream Land

The Master Crown is a relic from ancient times which, according to Magolor, contains "limitless power", and which was held as "Halcandra's legendary treasure" by its ancient protector; the four-headed dragon Landia. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and its remake, Magolor deceives Kirby and his friends into defeating Landia after Magolor had failed to do so by himself, and it is implied that this failure was what caused him to crash the Lor Starcutter (which he also stole)[1] into Dream Land at the start of the game. With the crown on his head, Magolor transforms into a large spectral monstrous version of himself, and gains the ability to rip holes in space-time and travel through Another Dimension, as well as gain a number of powerful magical abilities. Eventually, however, Kirby and his friends are able to overcome Magolor and the crown, shattering the artifact in the process and freeing Magolor from its influence.

The Master Crown also serves as the final boss in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler, where it takes the form of a gigantic tree-like being due to it possessing the red fruit. Magolor confronts the Crown in his struggle to escape Another Dimension, ultimately destroying it for good with his own Ultra Sword.


Flavor text from the game suggests that the Master Crown has a mind of its own, and can dominate whoever wears it and gives into its influence. This can be seen happening as Magolor is initially defeated by Kirby, when he and it transform into progressively further-warped spectral entities. The pause screen description for the Master Crown boss battle explicitly confirms it to be sentient and able to control the minds of its wearers by devouring their souls. Furthermore, the Japanese, Chinese and Korean versions' flavor text for it also state it is capable of traveling through several worlds.

In other Kirby games that feature Landia as a boss, the dragon is also seen wearing the crown, though in these cases the crown plays no significant role in the plots of the games. In the Team Kirby Clash games, Landia EX and Parallel Landia also have their own versions of the Master Crown, though their properties are even less well-known. It is only stated, very briefly, that Parallel Landia is "blinded by the power of the crown" in his pre-battle flavor text.


The Master Crown takes on a number of different appearances, based on which game it appears in and which character is wearing it. The following table highlights each distinct look of the crown, along with other pertinent notes as appropriate:

Master Crown forms  
Form Image Description Notes
Default KRtDLD Master Crown on ground cutscene screenshot.png In its initial form, the Master Crown is fairly petite, consisting of only a small four-pronged spire with a cyan spherical gem inset in a crest at the front, and a few spiky protrusions hanging down from the crest. When worn by Landia EX in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the gem on the Master Crown turns red. The crown worn by Landia EX starting in Team Kirby Clash has a slightly spikier crest with a purple gem, and four blue diamond-shaped gems inserted into the other prongs of the spire. The crown worn by Parallel Landia is otherwise identical to the original, but has a red gem and black coloration, matching its wearer.
Magolor KRtDLD Traitor Magolor screenshot.png When Magolor puts on the crown and then transforms, the crown takes on a much larger and more intimidating appearance. Its central crest takes the form of an eye with rounded eyelashes protruding outward and wing-like designs to its left and right, and it now has five auxiliary prongs instead of four. The spiky protrusions on the front become much longer and finger-like, as if the crown is gripping its wearer. Overall, the crown becomes more detailed, and it can occasionally be seen wobbling back and forth of its own accord. When worn by Magolor EX, the central gem on the crown turns red.
Magolor's second form KRtDLD Magolor second form screenshot.png After Magolor's transformation, the crown takes on a very different shape. The main spire shrinks considerably, but several long tendrils emanate from the crown and wrap themselves around Magolor, while the wing-like designs surrounding the "eye" grow to become wing-like protrusions. Its "grip" over the wearer is much more overt in this incarnation, suggesting that the crown itself is now in control.
Magolor Soul KRtDLD Magolor Soul screenshot.png The crown on Magolor Soul is similar in shape to its appearance on Magolor's second form in Story Mode, but it has a paler color scheme and is lined with additional spikes and horns, particularly on its tendrils and emanating from its crest. Flavor text for Magolor Soul states that in this form, Magolor is "no more than a manifestation of the crown itself".[2] When Magolor Soul enters its second phase, the crown's gem turns cyan.
Tree crown without a ruler KRtDLD Master Crown boss screenshot.png Upon possessing the red fruit, the Master Crown transforms it into a monstrous tree with a single yellow eye upon its trunk. It has two large branches resembling the wings seen on Magolor's second form, which allow it to fly despite its considerable size. Its canopy vaguely resembles the magic runes on Magolor Soul's arms. The tree possesses an array of drill-like roots that it can use to attack, and the Master Crown itself is entwined across the entire trunk of the tree. Its tendrils form part of the tree's "arms".

Connection to Dark Matter[edit]

The "Crown of Evil and Obsession" attacks that Void Termina uses in Kirby Star Allies, where he fires lasers in many different patterns from a Master Crown-like object.

Although nothing explicitly has been said about the origin of the Master Crown, there are hints that suggest it may be related to Dark Matter and other entities like it. The most telling clue are the forms of Magolor's second form and Magolor Soul, as in these forms, Magolor gains a giant singular eye in his mouth reminiscent of Zero from Kirby's Dream Land 3. The crown tending to dominate the wearer's mind is another similarity it shares with Dark Matter.

In addition, a later connection would be made in Kirby Star Allies, as two of Void Termina's attacks have heavy implications to the Master Crown, with Void Termina himself being strongly suggested to also connect to Dark Matter:

  • "Destructive Dual Slash" and "Lonely Blizzard/Sizzle/Zap", used in the "Demon God Form" once enough eyes on the stamina bar have been depleted. This attack has Void Termina turn his hands into two giant swords protruding from Master Crown-like objects.
  • "Crown of Evil and Obsession", used in the "Angel Form", where one or more giant objects that greatly resemble the Master Crown are used to fire huge lasers. A similar phrase, "hatred and obsession", is used to describe the crown in Magolor Soul's pause screen. A similar laser attack named "Mistilteinn of Hatred and Obsession" would later be used by the Master Crown in its own boss battle in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.
The "Lonely Blizzard/Sizzle/Zap" move that Void Termina uses in Kirby Star Allies, conjuring giant swords with hilts similar in appearance to the Master Crown.


  • Notably, whenever a boss who is wearing the Master Crown enters their second battle phase (when their health is knocked to 50-60% of their maximum), the Master Crown starts to shimmer and give off energy. This is naturally notable on Magolor and Magolor Soul, but also happens during the battles with Landia. This seems to imply that Landia also makes use of the crown's power when battling Kirby, though it is unclear to what extent the crown influences the dragon.
    • The boss description for Landia EX in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe furthers this claim, mentioning that while Landia is the protector of the crown, he is unable to completely control the crown's "overwhelming, terrible power to rule".


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マスタークラウン
Masutā Kuraun
Master Crown
Traditional Chinese 大師王冠
Dàshī Wángguān
Master Crown
Simplified Chinese 大师王冠
Dàshī Wángguān
Dutch Meesterkroon Master crown
French Couronne suprême Supreme crown
German Meisterkrone Master crown
Italian Corona suprema Supreme Crown
Korean 마스터 크라운
Maseuteo Keuraun
Master Crown
Portuguese Coroa suprema Supreme crown
Spanish Corona maestra Master crown


  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!" --Pause screen text for Magolor EX from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
  2. "A sad shell possessed by the limitless power of the Master Crown, no more than a manifestation of the crown itself." --Pause screen text for Magolor Soul from Kirby's Return to Dream Land