Master Crown (boss)
|Those who wear the Master Crown will gain power, but so will the darkness in their hearts. Thanks to the red fruit, it's become a wrathful wreath—a destroyer called the tree crown without a ruler!
— VS Master Crown Phase 1 Special Page from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
The Master Crown serves as the final boss of Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. Here, the crown has taken possession of the red fruit that Magolor had assembled at the Ethereal Altar, after its pieces were initially incorporated into Crowned Doomer. Using the power of the fruit, the Master Crown turns into a gigantic tree-like entity, which floats in the background for the majority of the fight. The crown sits where the trunk of the tree meets the teal-colored canopy, with a single eye surrounded by fragments of the red fruit. The crown wraps around the tree's trunk and branches, with two large limbs forming arms. Two other large limbs also form the top of two wing-like structures made of leaves that fade from green to purple.
The Master Crown is also faced as the penultimate opponent in The True Arena, where Kirby and other characters can fight it. However, the last phase with the Ultra Sword clash is omitted from this version of the battle, with the Master Crown instead crashing down and leaving a massive explosion in its wake in the background.
The following are all of the Master Crown's attacks. Attacks in brown are used in the second phase only. Most attack names listed are from official Japanese strategy guides, while others are conjectural and are marked with an *:
|Master Crown's attacks in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
|The Master Crown creates 1-3 rifts, out from which its roots strike the stage in various patterns, creating Dropped Stars on impact in The True Arena. While the roots are out, they can be attacked to damage the Master Crown, being one of the only ways to hit it.
In the second phase, the roots get larger and cover more area.
|Forbidden Malus Pumila*
|The Master Crown creates two large Gem Apple bombs that drop from rifts onto the arena. They slowly grow larger until they detonate in a big explosion, but can be attacked to destroy them before this happens. The explosion cannot be guarded.
Kirby can swallow these using a Super Inhale to gain the Bomb ability.
|The official name of this attack is unknown; the conjectural name is based on that of "Forbidden Grand Malus Pumila" (see below).
|The Master Crown shoots a laser from its eye that sweeps the ground, and then causes the entire floor to explode, hitting players within a certain range at the moment of impact. As soon as the explosion happens, the music temporarily lowers in volume, accompanied with a high-pitched tone. In The True Arena, stars appear after the explosion.
The laser beam cannot be guarded, but the explosion can.
|"Daphne" (literally "laurel" in Greek) is a nymph in the Greek myth of Apollo and Daphne that describes Daphne's transformation into the laurel tree. Pursued by Apollo, Daphne lets out a desperate cry for help to her river god father to transform her rather than continue to be the object of undesired affection. The name of the attack may refer to this outcry of Daphne, which gave origin to the laurel tree.
This attack is almost identical to the one HR-D3 uses.
Dance of the Double-Edged Leaves
|The Master Crown creates two groups of two large spade-shaped leaf projectiles on both sides and then fires them one at a time to its target from the background.
Kirby can swallow these using a Super Inhale to get the Leaf Copy Ability.
|The Master Crown drops four small seeds from above, which grow into narrow damaging vines shortly after being planted.
In the second phase, eight seeds are dropped.
|This attack is nearly identical to the one Marx uses in Kirby Super Star.
Mistilteinn of Hatred and Obsession
|The Master Crown flares up and creates a huge spread of unguardable lasers from its eye that start to sweep the ground. There are several different waves of lasers to dodge, some of which are double-waves. In The True Arena, stars are left behind after the final wave of lasers passes.
|Mistilteinn is a Norse word that translates to "mistletoe", a parasitic plant which grows on trees, and in particular apple trees.
This attack is similar in name and execution to Void Termina's "Crown of Evil and Obsession" (巨悪と執念の冠), and "hatred and obsession" is also used to describe the Master Crown in Magolor Soul's Extra Mode Special Page.
Wild Dance of the Double-Edged Leaves
|The Master Crown creates two groups of four large spade-shaped leaf projectiles on both sides and then fires them one at a time to its target from the background. Kirby can swallow these using a Super Inhale to get the Leaf ability.
Forbidden Grand Malus Pumila
|The Master Crown drops a single extra-large Gem Apple Bomb that takes more hits to remove. As soon as it explodes, the music temporarily lowers in volume, accompanied with a high-pitched tone.
Kirby can swallow it using a Super Inhale to gain the Bomb ability.
|Malus pumila is the scientific name for the common apple tree.
|The Master Crown calls in Darpas, Dippas, Dupas, and/or Deppas from rifts. These opponents have much more health than their regular counterparts, and are worth many Magic Points if defeated before they vanish in Magolor Epilogue.
Return Without a Ruler
|The Master Crown teleports away, and then falls onto the arena from above, its huge shadow serving as a warning area. After crashing into the stage, after a moment, it digs deeper in, hitting anyone who isn't airborne. The Master Crown can be attacked directly while it is doing this attack.
In The True Arena, this attack makes Dropped Stars appear both upon the initial landing and after the second crash.
Waltz of the Double-Edged Leaves
|The Master Crown creates a big ring of sixteen leaf projectiles, then tosses them toward the stage in a sweeping manner. After passing by once, the leaves then bombard the stage from above, aiming for the player's current position.
Kirby can swallow these using a Super Inhale to get the Leaf ability.
|This attack is similar to the Energy Showers that Galacta Knight uses in his battles, as well as Crowned Doomer's similarly named Energy Shot Shower.
|To free the tree and bring an end to the destruction... To take responsibility for his wicked ways... With all of his magic infused into the sword, he must strike! Magolor must atone for his misdeeds!
— VS Master Crown Phase 2 Special Page from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Once enough damage has been done in the Magolor Epilogue, Magolor finishes the Master Crown off using his version of the Ultra Sword, which he obtains for the first time by powering up a nearby sword on the battlefield. To help Magolor cleave through this foe, the player needs to shake their controller or mash directions on the Control Stick for an extended period of time, similar to Kirby's mash against Magolor in Story Mode. If the player does not mash fast enough, Magolor will lose some health and then, assuming he hasn't run out of health at this point, try to strike again.
- During the Master Crown's boss battle, its eye can be seen following Magolor (or any of the other playable characters)'s movement.
- Fighting the Master Crown as a Kirby without Copy Abilities in The True Arena is the only way one can inhale Dupas and Deppas. This reveals that Deppas are internally coded as large enemies and require a Super Inhale to swallow.
The True Arena icon from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Video of the battle with the Master Crown in Magolor Epilogue.
Video of the battle with the Master Crown in The True Arena.
Names in other languages
- See Master Crown.