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The two arrangements of "THE END…?".
Debut appearance Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997)
Last appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa
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"THE END…?"[1] is a theme from Kirby's Dream Land 3 that was composed by Jun Ishikawa. This "ending" theme plays in the bad ending of said game and received two rearrangements in Kirby Star Allies.


Despite "THE END…?" being the theme for the a bad ending, this theme sounds rather laid-back and has a steady drumbeat. This theme seems to be in 4/4, and is also at 160 BPM. The theme starts on an upbeat and then begins its theme, which is in C major. The first half of the theme is played with a recorder-like instrument. After this, another instrument "responds" to the recorder melody. The recorder melody is repeated again, but with a different response. When this part ends, the second half starts in the key of E-flat major. The first portion of the melody is played with the said recorder-like instrument. The recorder plays the melody again, but with another different ending. The second portion is played with somewhat of a horn-like instrument with backing up notes as the theme goes back to C major. A few moments afterwards, the theme then loops.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

This theme appears in its debut game in the bad ending that can play if Kirby defeats King Dedede without collecting all the Heart Stars.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, a rearrangement of the theme with a short loop can be heard in the results screen seen upon completing one of the dimensions of Heroes in Another Dimension - this rearrangement is named めでたしカービィ (Kirby Ever After) on Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack. A much longer version of the previous arrangement can be heard in the credits of said mode if Kirby gets less than 100 Friend Hearts before defeating The Three Mage-Sisters. This remix is slower and calmer, is played with a piano and a guitar, and it is named "THE END…?" on Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack.


  1. Name taken from one of its arrangements on Kirby Star Allies: The Original Soundtrack, parsed as "THE END…?" originally in English but with the Japanese "?" instead of "?". The name of the original version is unknown.