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Parallel Big Kracko

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Parallel Big Kracko
KSA Parallel Big Kracko splash.jpg
Splash art of Parallel Big Kracko
Details
First game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Relative(s) Kracko
Parallel Twin Kracko
Similar to Kracko's Revenge
Theme music

no music given

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How do you defeat that which is ethereal? Reborn from pure hate and the terrible power of a jet-black sky, Kracko lives again! Tasked with keeping the gate, Kracko is bigger, badder, and more dangerous than ever. Be warned...
— VS Parallel Big Kracko (English)

Parallel Big Kracko, titled Unearthly Thunderhead, is a boss who first appeared in Heroes in Another Dimension of Kirby Star Allies. This phase follows from Parallel Twin Kracko, and he is much larger than his non-parallel counterpart.

Origin[edit]

Main article: Parallel Twin Kracko

Parallel Big Kracko is transformed from Parallel Twin Kracko merging into one after they are defeated, making their battle in the opposite order of that of the original Kracko and Twin Kracko. However, he may be Parallel Twin Kracko's true form.

The following Japanese and Korean Special Pages mentions that Kracko's parallel counterpart was strangely born as twins first and that Parallel Big Kracko fights with the pride of being a gatekeeper boss since Kirby's Dream Land.

ツインから はじまったから アヤシイと おもってましたーっ。
くろそらの さらなる パワーと おんねんで よみがえり、
異空いくうせましと あらぶる しゅうねんのクラッコ! 初代しょだいから
かんもんボスを つとめつづけた プライドにかけ、あふれでる
パワーで ビッグになった クラッコが、決戦けっせんをしかける!

— VS Parallel Big Kracko (Japanese)
트윈부터 나타나는 것이 어째 수상하긴 했다.
검은 하늘의 강력한 파워와 원한으로 되살아나
이공간을 파괴할 듯 난폭해진 집념의 크랙코!
초창기부터 보스의 역할을 맡았던 자존심을 걸고
넘치는 파워로 거대해진 크랙코가 대결에 나섰다!

— VS Parallel Big Kracko (Korean)


Parallel Woods, Parallel Twin Kracko/Parallel Big Kracko, Parallel Meta Knight and Parallel Dedede are the "Otherworldly Four Heavenly Kings" as described in the Japanese, Chinese and Korean versions.

Physical Appearance[edit]

Like Parallel Twin Kracko, Parallel Big Kracko has a much darker color scheme than Kracko. Their bodies consist of black clouds with red spikes around and yellow eyes with red and black pupils. However, Parallel Big Kracko has grown considerably bigger in size due to absorbing his duplicate.

Boss Battle[edit]

Screenshot of Parallel Big Kracko using one of his new attacks, which causes small clouds raining lighting to swirl through the stage.

Parallel Big Kracko appears in the following game modes:

Mode Level HP
(Star Bullet=52)
Notes
Heroes in Another Dimension Dimension II 1440 He appears as the boss at the end of Dimension II.
Guest Star The Three Mage-Sisters Level 4 1440 He replaces the Twin Kracko boss battle at the end of Level 4. After he is defeated in his first phase, the two combine and grow larger than his original counterpart.
The Ultimate Choice Soul Melter EX 1080 He appears in the second half of the 4th battle.

Parallel Big Kracko primarily fights very similar to Kracko in that he swoops around the battlefield and unleashes electrical attacks. However, his large size makes dodging his attacks harder. Parallel Big Kracko also utilizes a variant of his bomb drop from Kirby's Dream Land (in the form of Pon & Con / Goldon & Silvox's fire bombs) and a new attack where he flies to the corner of the screen and creates a gust of wind pushing away from his body, while summoning small clouds from the background that drop lightning bolts.

The following table lists all of Parallel Big Kracko's attacks in Kirby Star Allies. Attack names are conjectural unless otherwise noted. The sole attack listed in italics is done during the second phase only.

Parallel Big Kracko's attacks in Kirby Star Allies  
Attack Description
Enemy Drop Parallel Big Kracko shakes himself and drops either a Waddle Doo or a Chilly into the arena. The enemies can be swallowed to gain either the Beam or Ice abilities or spat back at Parallel Big Kracko to deal damage.
Beam Whip Parallel Big Kracko turns gray and unleashes a swirl of two blue beam whips that spiral around his body for a short time. This attack can also be done twice, with Parallel Big Kracko moving to a different part of the stage for the second instance.
  • Parallel Big Kracko suffers less damage and hit-stun when using this attack.
Tackle Parallel Big Kracko dives across the stage, in a maneuver that can be difficult to dodge. He can do this in a few different ways and might do several Tackle iterations in a row.
Fire Bomb Drop Parallel Big Kracko flies to the top-left or top-right of the stage and drops bombs in three different positions from left-to-right or right-to-left before eventually exploding, leaving behind some flames for a short while. The bombs can be destroyed instantly with Splash, Blizzard or Artist attacks or swallowed for the Fire ability.
Lightning Sweep Parallel Big Kracko turns black and unleashes a flurry of lightning bolts below his body as he travels surprisingly quickly across the stage. He does this twice in the second phase.
  • Parallel Big Kracko suffers less damage and hit-stun during this attack.
  • The lightning cannot be outran unless either Kirby dashes as soon as Parallel Big Kracko starts charging up the attack and then slides when Parallel Big Kracko speeds up or makes use of a Copy Ability or Dream Friend that naturally moves faster when dashing.
Windy Thunderstorm Parallel Big Kracko flies to a corner of the screen and then blows a strong gust of wind. As the wind blows, various thunderclouds swoop in from the background and strike the foreground with lightning. The wind eventually stops near the end of the attack.
  • The blind spot is directly underneath Parallel Big Kracko, though it's difficult to stay underneath him for the entire duration of the attack unless they do so shortly before the wind starts howling.

Parallel Big Kracko initially attacks in this fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Enemy Drop
  2. Beam
  3. Tackle [Ground Swoop]
  4. Fire Bomb Drop
  5. Tackle
  6. Enemy Drop
  7. Tackle [Ground Swoop]
  8. Enemy Drop
  9. Beam
  10. Tackle [W motion]
  11. Enemy Drop
  12. Lighting Sweep

When his HP gets below 70%, his attack pattern abruptly changes to this fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Windy Thunderstorm
  2. Tackle [Ground Swoop]
  3. Enemy Drop
  4. Beam x2
  5. Tackle x2
  6. Tackle [Ground swoop]
  7. Fire Bomb Drop
  8. Lighting Sweep x2
  9. Tackle [Ground swoop]
  10. Enemy Drop
  11. Tackle [W motion]
  12. Fire Bomb Drop

Music[edit]

Parallel Big Kracko and Parallel Woods (Phase 2) share the same battle theme. It is composed by Yuuta Ogasawara and titled 異空をかけた戦い[1] (A Battle in the Distant Otherworld). It can be found as Track 189 in the Jukebox.

This theme is a rock remix of "A Battle of Friends and Bonds 2", the regular boss battle theme (full version) of Kirby Star Allies.

Trivia[edit]

  • Due to the battle order, Parallel Twin Kracko has double the health of Kracko while Parallel Big Kracko has double the health of Twin Kracko.
  • Parallel Big Kracko is the only boss of the four primary dimensions who bursts into nothingness after being defeated, with the other three being either subdued or forced to retreat. Despite this, it is unlikely that Parallel Big Kracko was actually destroyed, since he bears similarity to his normal counterpart, who tends to re-form again and again.

Gallery[edit]

Videos[edit]

Battle with Parallel Twin Kracko and Parallel Big Kracko in Kirby Star Allies (The Ultimate Choice).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 異空いくう大乱雲だいらんうん アナザービッグクラッコ
Ikū no Dainanun Anazā Biggu Kurakko
Other-Sky Great Wild Cloud, Another Big Kracko
*大乱雲 is similar to 大乱闘スマッシュブラザーズ ("Great Fray Smash Bros."), the Japanese name of the Super Smash Bros. series.
Traditional Chinese 異空間的大亂雲 異次元大獨眼雲
yì kōng jiān de dà luàn yún yì cì yuán dà dú yǎn yún
Other-Sky Great Wild Cloud, Another Dimension Big Cycloptic Cloud
Simplified Chinese 异空间的大乱云 异次元大独眼云
yì kōng jiān de dà luàn yún yì cì yuán dà dú yǎn yún
Dutch Parallele Reuzen-Kracko Parallel Big Kracko
French Tempête surnaturelle, Grand Kracko parallèle Unearthly storm, Parallel Big Kracko
German Jenseitige Gewitterwolke, Ein anderer Riesen-Kracko Otherworldly Thundercloud, Another Big Kracko
Italian Un altro grosso Kracko Another Big Kracko
Korean 이공간의 공포 구름 어나더 빅 크랙코
Igong-gan-ui Gonpo Guleum Eonadeo Bik Keuraegko
Other-Space Horror Cloud, Another Big Kracko
Spanish Gran Kracko paralelo Parallel Big Kracko


References

  1. Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack