Parallel Dedede

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Parallel Dedede Splash.jpg
Splash card for Parallel Dedede
Debut Game Kirby Star Allies
Relative(s) King Dedede
Similar to Shadow Dedede
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Parallel Dedede is a boss who first appeared in Heroes in Another Dimension of Kirby Star Allies.


The origin of Parallel Dedede is similar to Parallel Meta Knight: As the original King Dedede and Meta Knight were defeated by Kirby in Story Mode, their spirits and the Jamba Hearts possessing them went to Another Dimension and the parallel versions were born.

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

Physical Appearance

Parallel Dedede has a darker look than King Dedede, with gray skin, dark purple extremities and a black-lined robe. When he loses his hammer and enters the second phase, he can also transform into the buff form like the possessed Dedede in Clash at Castle Dedede.

Boss Battle

Parallel Meta Knight appears in the following game modes:

Mode Level HP
(Star Bullet=520)
Heroes in Another Dimension Dimension IV 14000 He appears as the boss at the end of Dimension IV.
Guest Star The Three Mage-Sisters Level 1 14000 He replaces the King Dedede boss battle at the end of Level 1.
The Ultimate Choice Soul Melter EX 10500 He appears in the 10th battle.

Parallel Dedede fights in a very similar manner to the standard King Dedede fight, but he has doubled health of the original Dedede and more potent moves. Nearly all of his leaps and slams will produce shockwaves, and he uses his attacks more frequently and quickly.

When Parallel Dedede beefs up in the second phase, he will only pound the floor away to change the arena once, leading to a room with no pillars in it. Instead, Parallel Dedede will bound around the open rooms and climb up the walls, similarly to how Goriath fights. The Dispose Food tossed by Parallel Dedede can by turned into recovery food by Splash-element attacks.

When Parallel Dedede is defeated, his buff transformation is deactivated and he falls down in the same classic pose of the original Dedede.


Parallel Dedede and Parallel Meta Knight share the same battle theme. It is composed by Yuuta Ogasawara and titled 異空をかけた剣王との戦い[1] (A Battle With the Distant Otherworldly Sword King). It can be found as Track 193 in the Jukebox.

The first verse is the same as the battle theme of Parallel Woods and Parallel Big Kracko, but is followed by rock remixes of "My Friend and the Sunset" and "King Dedede's Theme". "Sword King" actually refers to both Parallel Meta Knight (sword) and Parallel Dedede (king).


  • Interestingly enough, Parallel Dedede's color scheme was tweaked between the original reveal of Wave 3 and the release. The original version had much more subdued colors that did not pop out nearly as much.
  • The rest area before Parallel Dedede in Soul Melter EX of The Ultimate Choice plays the map theme of Dangerous Dinner from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Interestingly, both words of Dangerous Dinner begin with D, and like the possessed Dedede in Clash at Castle Dedede, he is also gorging himself on a pile of fruits before the battle begins.
  • Parallel Dedede's splash card caption, Otherworldly Dark Liege (異界の暗君), has another meaning in Japanese and Chinese. 暗君 can also mean "foolish/incapable liege".
  • One of Parallel Dedede's attacks in the first phase has him pulling out Gordos and hitting them with his hammer to knock them into Kirby and his allies. This is a direct reference to the Gordo Toss special move that King Dedede has in the Super Smash Bros. games.
  • In Soul Melter EX of The Ultimate Choice, Parallel Dedede gives higher scores (10000+50000, tied with the rest bosses after him except Void) than the other three parallel bosses (3000+15000 each).


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アナザーデデデ
Anazā Dedede
Another Dedede
Traditional Chinese 異次元帝帝帝
yì cì yuán dì dì dì
Another-Dimension Dedede
Simplified Chinese 异次元帝帝帝
yì cì yuán dì dì dì
Dutch Parallelle Dedede Parallel Dedede
French DaDiDou parallèle Parallel Dedede
German Ein anderer Dedede Another Dedede
Italian Un altro Dedede Another Dedede
Spanish Dedede paralelo Parallel Dedede


  1. Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack