Mirror-world Kirby

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Mirror-world Kirby
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Kirby runs into Mirror-world Kirby in Rainbow Route.
First appearance Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Cameo appearances Kirby Star Allies
Related character(s) Kirby
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This article is about the dark Kirby lookalike from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. For the final boss of Kirby Fighters, see Shadow Kirby.

Mirror-world Kirby is a character from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. As his name implies, he is the alternate Kirby from the Mirror World. He is initially referred to as Shadow Kirby throughout the game, likely because of his dark coloring, but is revealed in the ending as Mirror-world Kirby, who has the duty of protecting the inhabitants of the Mirror World.[1]

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Mirror-world Kirby is first seen in the cut-scene where Dark Meta Knight banishes Meta Knight through the Great Dimension Mirror, then shatters the pieces of the mirror, scattering them to the far winds. After Dark Meta Knight leaves the scene, Mirror-world Kirby appears from off-screen, then follows him through the door.

From there, Mirror-world Kirby can be encountered in various places throughout the world. When he appears, it is usually from behind a wall, as a sinister music-queue kicks in. He comes with 4 HP and can be easily defeated. However, he is not actually hostile, and will merely walk into position, then look at Kirby. If Kirby attacks him, he will leave behind a present before being 'dispatched', usually in the form of a 1-Up. However, he will not leave a present if Kirby inhales him or does nothing to him. It is unclear why Mirror-world Kirby will only leave a present after being attacked. It is also unclear how he survives being inhaled and swallowed by Kirby.

Mirror-world Kirby gives a Copy Ability or none when swallowed in different areas.

During the final fight with Dark Mind, Mirror-world Kirby appears to give Kirby another 1-Up (or the Master sword if Kirby doesn't already have it), this time making it clear that he is an ally. He appears again after the credits roll on a Warp Star to see the other Kirbys off back to their own dimension. It is here that his true identity is finally revealed.

Kirby Star Allies

Shadow Kirby on a Warp Star from his Kirby Star Allies model

Mirror-world Kirby makes some cameo appearances in Kirby Star Allies. Here he is still referred to as Shadow Kirby by the official Twitter.[2]



  • Mirror-world Kirby's official art from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror is just a monochrome, reversed image of Kirby entering a door from the manuals of Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland and Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. Thus, Mirror-world Kirby's face cannot be seen in his official art.
  • Kirby can take on Mirror-world Kirby's likeness using the Shadow Spray Paint in Kirby: Squeak Squad.
  • The relationship between Mirror-world Kirby and Shadow Kirby from Kirby Fighters is still unknown.
  • In the official Twitter post, Shadow Kirby on his Warp Star is mistaken as a wishmaking shooting star by Zan Partizanne, and she wishes Hyness could remember her name.[2]
  • Unlike Kirby, who is seen as more heroic and brave throughout the games, Mirror-World Kirby is seen as more cowardly, such as when instead of fighting Dark Mind directly, he instead just gives the Kirbys a 1-Up or the Master Ability.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese シャドーカービィ
Shadō Kābii
Shadow Kirby
Chinese 暗影卡比
Ànyǐng kǎ bǐ
Dark Shadow Kirby

See Also


  1. "Mirror-world Kirby will be there to keep them all safe!" - Ending sequence of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kirby's official Twitter post on Jan 25, 2019