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Parallel Dedede

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Parallel Dedede
KSA Parallel Dedede splash screen.png
Splash card for Parallel Dedede
First game Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Copy Abilities Stone (rocks)
Relative(s) King Dedede
Similar to Shadow Dedede
Dedede Clone
Phantom King Dedede
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A dark liege was born from the Jamba Heart that King Dedede brought to Hyness! Cast out into another dimension along with the King's own spirit, this foul doppelganger is NOT the original Dedede! Beware his aberrant rage.
— VS Parallel Dedede

Parallel Dedede, titled Otherworldly Dark Liege, is a parallel boss who first appeared in Heroes in Another Dimension of Kirby Star Allies. His battle takes place in the fourth dimension.


The origin of Parallel Dedede is similar to that of 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. The English, French, Dutch, Italian, German and Spanish pause screen descriptions incorrectly state that it was born from "the Jamba Heart that King Dedede brought to Hyness", when in truth it was born from "the Jamba Heart that King Dedede absorbed at the beginning of the story, that was collected back by Hyness" as stated in the original Japanese and localized Chinese texts. The Korean text attributes the birth to "the Jamba Heart that took King Dedede into a world of darkness at the beginning of the story", which differs from the original text but in any case at least avoids the incorrect implication that Dedede brought the Jamba Heart to Hyness.

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]

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[edit]

Parallel Dedede appears in the following game modes:

Mode Level HP
(Star Bullet=52)
Heroes in Another Dimension Dimension IV 1360 He appears as the boss at the end of Dimension IV.
Guest Star The Three Mage-Sisters Level 1 1360 He replaces the King Dedede boss battle at the end of Level 1.
The Ultimate Choice Soul Melter EX 1020 He appears as the 10th opponent.

Parallel Dedede fights in a very similar manner to the standard King Dedede fight, but he has double the 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. He even gains a new move: pulling out Gordos and hitting them with his hammer to knock them into Kirby and his allies, which is a direct reference to the Gordo Throw side special move that the original King Dedede has from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U onwards.

When Parallel Dedede beefs up in his 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 food tossed by Parallel Dedede can be turned into recovery food by Splash-element attacks.

The following lists all of Parallel Dedede's attacks during his boss battle. Note that all names are conjectural, though mostly based upon King Dedede's corresponding attacks.

Parallel Dedede's boss attacks in Kirby Star Allies  
First phase: Parallel Dedede wields his hammer and attacks in a similar fashion to his regular counterpart.
Attack Description
Head Slide Parallel Dedede runs and dives into Kirby or an ally. His dive goes as far as Shadow Dedede's and King D-Mind's.
Hypernova Inhale ~ Spit Parallel Dedede runs up to a target and then inhales with a range of about half the stage. If he succeeds in swallowing someone, he will then spit them out.
Dedede Jump Parallel Dedede jumps into the air and attempts to land on Kirby or an ally. He leaves a Dropped Star and some shockwaves on each side when landing.
Hammer Parallel Dedede slams his hammer in front of him. This leaves a star from his hammer. If he gets close to an airborne target, he will instead jump into the air and slam the hammer down, producing a shockwave. Both the hammer and shockwave leave behind stars.
Gordo Throw Parallel Dedede pulls out a Gordo and then hits it with his hammer, sending it bouncing across the arena. He does this three times, at slightly different trajectories.
Hover Parallel Dedede takes in air and starts flying. Once he is finished, he releases an Air Bullet and falls back to ground level.
Second phase: When Parallel Dedede's stamina is below about 65%, his hammer is destroyed and lost.
Now his body gets buffed and he attacks with his giant beefy arms.
Attack Description
Stage Transition Parallel Dedede slams the floor with his beefy arms, causing it to break and sending everyone to a lower level.
He always begins the second phase with this attack.
Dedede Jump In this phase, Parallel Dedede jumps into the air and slams the ground with his beefy arms. He leaves two stars and two shockwaves on each side when landing. He may do this jump once or three times.
Dispose Food Parallel Dedede collects some rotten food from the pile and tosses it at Kirby or an ally. This food is dangerous if swallowed, but can be cleaned using Water or any Splash elemental ability. Unlike regular Dedede, Parallel Dedede will also throw Gordos from the food pile; one for the second set and two for the third set.
Desperate Dam Dam Parallel Dedede attacks with his beefy arms, slamming the ground in succession. Every slam leaves a star. Unlike macho Dedede, he slams six times before finishing his combo.
At the end of Parallel Dedede's combo, a rock is flipped out from the floor, which can be swallowed for the Stone ability.
Extra Dedede Jump Parallel Dedede hovers towards the ceiling and then slams down on the ground, doing so moving left-to-right or right-to-left. Each time he slams the ground, he leaves behind some Dropped Stars.
Consecutive Bound Rocket Parallel Dedede grabs hold of a wall and then bounds left-and-right six times, before slamming into the ground in the middle of the arena. After the ground slam, he will land on the ground like the end of a Dedede Jump, leaving behind shockwaves. Each wall-bound and the final ground slam leaves behind stars.

In phase 1, Parallel Dedede attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Head Slide
  2. Head Slide
  3. Hypernova Inhale ~ Spit
  4. Dedede Jump x3
  5. Hammer
  6. Dedede Jump
  7. Gordo Throw
  8. Hypernova Inhale ~ Spit
  9. Head Slide
  10. Head Slide
  11. Hypernova Inhale ~ Spit
  12. Dedede Jump
  13. Hover

In phase 2, after the Stage Transition, he attacks in a fixed order on loop as follows:

  1. Dedede Jump
  2. Dispose Food
  3. Desperate Dam Dam
  4. Dedede Jump x3
  5. Extra Dedede Jump
  6. Desperate Dam Dam
  7. Consecutive Bound Rocket

When Parallel Dedede is defeated, his macho transformation is deactivated and he falls down just like 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. His original version had much more subdued colors that did not pop out nearly as much.
  • The rest area used before the Parallel Dedede battle in Soul Melter EX of The Ultimate Choice plays the "Dangerous Dinner" stage select theme 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 devouring a pile of fruits before the battle begins.
  • In Soul Melter EX of The Ultimate Choice, Parallel Dedede gives higher scores (10000+50000, tied with the rest of the bosses after him except Void) than the other three parallel bosses (3000+15000 each).



Battle with Parallel Dedede in Kirby Star Allies (The Ultimate Choice).

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 異界いかい暗君あんくん アナザーデデデ
Ikai no Ankun Anazā Dedede
Otherworldly Dark Liege, Another Dedede
  • 暗君あんくん has two meanings: dark ruler (lit.); foolish/incapable ruler.
Traditional Chinese 異界的暗君 異次元帝帝帝
yì jiè de àn jūn yì cì yuán dì dì dì
Otherworldly Dark Liege, Another Dimension Dedede
Simplified Chinese 异界的暗君 异次元帝帝帝
yì jiè de àn jūn yì cì yuán dì dì dì
Dutch Parallelle Dedede Parallel Dedede
Canadian French Dadidou parallèle Parallel Dedede
European French DaDiDou parallèle Parallel Dedede
German Jenseitige Hoheit, Ein anderer Dedede Otherworldly Liege, Another Dedede
Italian Oscuro monarca trascendente, Un altro Dedede Transcendent dark monarch, Another Dedede
Korean 이공간의 혼군 어나더 디디디
Igong-gan-ui Hongun Eonadeo Dididi
Other-Space Liege, Another Dedede
Spanish Dedede paralelo Parallel Dedede


  1. Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack