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Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD

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Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD
Samples of various motifs from the two arrangements of "Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD": "Road to Victory" and "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler", "Limitless Power" and "C-R-O-W-N-E-D".
Details
Debut appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby Star Allies
Composer(s) Hirokazu Ando[1]
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"Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD" is a medley from Kirby Star Allies that plays as the Morpho Knight battle theme for Magolor. The theme is also associated with the battle against Magolor Soul in The True Arena of Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe. It was composed by Hirokazu Ando.[1]

Composition[edit]

While it first served as one of Morpho Knight's battle themes, the title of the track always referred to the event of Master Crown taking control of Magolor.

"Supreme Ruler's Coronation" is a medley based on themes from Kirby's Return to Dream Land and a successor to "C-R-O-W-N-E-D". However, it has a generally less somber tone and adds more themes to the mix. Much like "C-R-O-W-N-E-D", it is set in the key of F minor at 4/4.

It starts off with the intro of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" before diverging during the transition. In the same key, "Dangerous Dinner" begins. It goes through the "Four Adventurers: Cookie Country" phrase fully, as well as the first phrase from "The Adventure Begins", while the second phrase goes into the background as "Fly, Kirby!" takes over climactically. The pace slows down, and a descending harp glissando leads into the more ominous "Limitless Power", adjusted to fit 4/4 and serving as an intro to the following phrase of "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler", specifically as heard in "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" with its "Road to Victory" conclusion and modulating resolution, here to D-flat/C-sharp minor. The transitional phrase from the start of this theme plays again, now prior to "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" proper. Playing out faithfully, it modulates back to F minor and includes small phrases of "Road to Victory" in the background. Much like in the first part of "C-R-O-W-N-E-D", "Four Adventurers: Cookie Country" follows, here with hints of the hopeful parallel A-flat major.

From this point, the theme begins to diverge from "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" again, now with a heroic quotation of the middle section of "Road to Victory" in F minor mixed with "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler". This eventually transitions to "Sky Tower" with hints of "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" again, approaching a climax and reaching A-flat minor. Here, with a triangle tremolo in the background, "Road to Victory" and a minor iteration of "Green Greens" interact in rapid succession. As a final climax, "Kirby's Triumphant Return" plays twice gloriously, in the same way as it sounds in "C-R-O-W-N-E-D". A conclusive section follows with phrases of "Dangerous Dinner", fanfares, and piano and harp glissandi. The theme then accelerates and loops back to the first transitional phrase.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, "Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD" plays when fighting Morpho Knight while player 1 is Magolor in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and Soul Melter or Soul Melter EX difficulty of The Ultimate Choice. It can be found as track 181 in that game's Jukebox after clearing Guest Star Magolor.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, "Supreme Ruler's Coronation - OVERLORD" replaces "C-R-O-W-N-E-D" as Magolor Soul's boss theme in The True Arena specifically. At first unchanged from the track's prior appearance in Kirby Star Allies, during the battle's second phase, a dramatic choir and Magolor's cries for help are mixed into the track. A variation of the theme that fades the second phase version in after one complete loop can be listened to in the Jukebox as Track 197 after clearing The True Arena.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 覇王はおう戴冠たいかん ~OVERLORD~
Haō Taikan ~OVERLORD~
Supreme Ruler's Coronation ~OVERLORD~
Chinese 霸王戴冠~OVERLORD~
Bàwáng Dàiguān ~OVERLORD~
Despot's Crowning ~OVERLORD~
Dutch De kroning van de overste heerser The coronation of the supreme ruler
French Le couronnement du nouveau maître suprême The crowning of the new supreme master
German Krönung des höchsten Herrschers – IMPERATOR Coronation of the Supreme Ruler - IMPERATOR
Italian Incoronazione del capo supremo Coronation of the supreme leader
Korean 패왕의 대관식 ~OVERLORD~
paewang-ui daegwansig ~OVERLORD~
Supreme Ruler's Coronation ~OVERLORD~
Portuguese A coroação do líder supremo The coronation of the supreme ruler
Spanish La coronación del líder supremo Coronation of the supreme leader

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