Parallel Meta Knight

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Parallel Meta Knight
Parallel Meta Knight Splash.jpg
Splash card for Parallel Meta Knight
Details
Debut Game Kirby Star Allies
Relative(s) Meta Knight
Similar to Dark Meta Knight
Galacta Knight
Morpho Knight
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Parallel Meta Knight is a boss who first appeared in Heroes in Another Dimension of Kirby Star Allies.

Origin

The localization of Parallel Meta Knight's pause flavor text misinterprets his origin. As the original Japanese text describes:

The following is the translation of the original Japanese text:

"When the Jamba Hearts rained down, Meta Knight set out alone to protect the residents of Sacred Square. He was struck by one Jamba Heart and lost his consciousness, but he was saved by the arrived Kirby and co. It was at that time that his spirit along with that Jamba Heart were cast out into another dimension. As a result, an otherworldly knight, not a clone, was born!"

The origin of Parallel Meta Knight is similar to Parallel Dedede: 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. Thus, Parallel Meta Knight is a different character from Meta Knight.

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 Appearace

Parallel Meta Knight looks identital to Meta Knight but with a much darker color palette. He has a pitch-black body, red eyes and a brown/golden set of armor. He wields an identical version of Galaxia the sword as well.

Boss Battle

Parallel Meta Knight appears in the following game modes:

Mode Level HP
(Star Bullet=52)
Notes
Heroes in Another Dimension Dimension III 1200 He appears as the boss at the end of Dimension III.
Guest Star The Three Mage-Sisters Level 2 1200 He replaces the Meta Knight boss battle at the end of Level 2.
The Ultimate Choice Soul Melter EX 900 He appears in the 9th battle.

Unlike Meta Knight, Parallel Meta Knight doesn't leave a sword for Kirby to pick up, and he will immediately jump off the cliff and begin the battle.

Parallel Meta Knight shares the moveset of the boss Meta Knight but has new attacks like Triple Crescent Shot, Knight Spin and even Galactic Counter. He has double health of Meta Knight. He often guards which can nullify any damage from Kirby and co. Sword ability allies (including Blade Knight, Meta Knight and Dark Meta Knight) can interupt his sword attacks. In the second phase, he can also duplicated into up to 4 Parallel Meta Knights depending on the number of Kirby's allies.

The following lists Parallel Meta Knight's attacks. Attacks in italics are used in the second phase only.

Parallel Meta Knight's Attacks  
Attack Description
Backhand Slash Parallel Meta Knight performs a backhand slash. He may do this while dashing as well.
Backhand Slash - Triple Slash Parallel Meta Knight performs a backhand slash followed by Triple Slash.
Hyper Rush - Crescent Shot Parallel Meta Knight performs a multithrust and then fires a crescent-shaped energy wave.
Triple Crescent Shot Parallel Meta Knight fires 3 Crescent Shots in a row.
Aerial Crescent Shot Parallel Meta Knight jumps and fires 3 Crescent Shots at the same time.
Glide Sword Parallel Meta Knight glides while thrusting his sword.
Down Thrust Parallel Meta Knight jumps and thrusts down his sword, leaving two stars on impact.
Knight Spin Parallel Meta Knight jumps and performs a vertical spinning slash.
Tornado
Parallel Meta Knight requires charging to use this attack.
  • Meta Knigh takes 0.4× damage during the Tornado attack.

After releasing his charge, he stabs his sword into the ground to summon giant tornado(es) that travel across the stage.

  • In the first phase, one tornado is summoned.
  • In the second phase, 5 tornadoes are summoned in a fixed pattern.

If the allies are hit by the tornado, they will be thrown into the air and take damage when crashing onto the ground.

  • The tornadoes cannot be guarded.
  • The tornadoes ignore the allies' invincibility frames, e.g. Stone and attacks like Sword's Drill Stab will fail to dodge the tornadoes.
Upper Calibur
Parallel Meta Knight requires charging to use this attack.

After releasing his charge, Parallel Meta Knight dashes and performs an upper slash.
If the upper slash connects to any player(s), he will then perform a multi-slash combo to them in midair.
If the allies avoid the upper slash, Parallel Meta Knight will end this attack.

  • The upper can only be guarded by special guards.
Galactic Counter Parallel Meta Knight can use the same counterattack of the Dream Friend Meta Knight.
Duplicate Parallel Meta Knight always begin with this attack in the second phase.

Parallel Meta Knight duplicates himself. The number of Parallel Meta Knights in play depends on how many allies there are:

  • 2 Parallel Meta Knights if there is none or 1 ally;
  • 3 Parallel Meta Knights if there are 2 allies;
  • 4 Parallel Meta Knights if there are 3 allies;
  • Each Parallel Meta Knight's defense increases during Force Force.

Every Parallel Meta Knight takes damage. Each of them attacks on their own pattern.

Force Holdings Two Parallel Meta Knights on the ground each fires a purple force beam in an attempt to catch the allies, which cannot be guarded.
If successful, he will slam the trapped allies with the purple force. Trapped allies can escape by mashing direction buttons rapidly.
  • Parallel Meta Knight takes 1.5× damage during Force Holdings.
Force Force The duplicated Parallel Meta Knights fly to the background. Using the purple force, they summon large boulders to hurl at the allies.
The boulders stack into pillars, the number of which matches the number of Parallel Meta Knights.
Then, every Parallel Meta Knight cuts down a pillar in a flash, creating smaller rocks on his both sides which can be inhaled.
  • Each pillar has 1000 HP.
  • If any pillar is destroyed beforehand, that Parallel Meta Knight will get stuck into the ground and become vulnerable.

After the pillar slashes, the duplicates will merge back into the only one Parallel Meta Knight.

When Parallel Meta Knight is defeated, his mask breaks, revealing his true face just like the recurring scenario of Meta Knight. Then, he wraps himself with his cape and escapes.

Music

Parallel Meta Knight and Parallel Dedede 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).

Trivia

  • Parallel Meta Knight's splash card caption, Otherworldly Frost Blade (異界の霜刃), doesn't mean that his sword is associated with frost. (He doesn't use any ice-element attack either.) In Chinese literature, 霜刃 (frost blade) is a figurative way of saying "sharp blade".
  • The rest area before Parallel Meta Knight in Soul Melter EX of The Ultimate Choice plays Heavy Lobster's theme from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
  • Parallel Meta Knight's version of Upper Calibur can deplete about 70% of Kirby's health, making it one of the most damaging boss attacks in the Kirby series. His version is even stronger than Morpho Knight EX's version.
  • The way Parallel Meta Knight summons 5 tornadoes in a fixed pattern during the second phase is similar to that of Morpho Knight EX.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アナザーメタナイト
Anazā Meta Naito
Another Meta Knight
Traditional Chinese 異次元魅塔騎士
yì cì yuán mèi tǎ qí shì
Another-Dimension Meta Knight
Simplified Chinese 异次元魅塔骑士
yì cì yuán mèi tǎ qí shì
Dutch Parallelle Meta Knight Parallel Meta Knight
French Meta Knight parallèle Parallel Meta Knight
German Ein anderer Meta-Knight Another Meta Knight
Italian Un altro Meta Knight Another Meta Knight
Spanish Meta Knight paralelo Parallel Meta Knight

References

  1. Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack