Taking Over the Halberd

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This article is about one of the musical themes related to the Halberd. For the game where this theme originated, see Revenge of Meta Knight. For the similar theme that plays alongside this one, see Boarding the Halberd.

Taking Over the Halberd
Full track of Havoc Aboard the Halberd from the Dream Collection CD.
Debut Appearance Kirby Super Star
Last Appearance Kirby's Dream Collection
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa & Dan Miyakawa
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Taking Over the Halberd (also called Havoc Aboard the Halberd) is a musical track that debuted in Kirby Super Star, playing in Revenge of Meta Knight. It is a fast-paced and suspenseful theme that has come to be associated with the Halberd in general, and has reappeared in a few notable Kirby titles since its inception, often paired with its sister track, Boarding the Halberd.

Game Appearances

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)

As mentioned above, this track can be heard in several places in Revenge of Meta Knight, specifically in the stages following instances of the ship taking damage.

This track can also be heard in Milky Way Wishes, on planet Halfmoon.

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, a jazzy version of this track, titled Meta Knight's Revenge, is used as a default theme for the Halberd stage, and can also be heard in sections of The Subspace Emissary. Here, it is directly combined with its sister theme, being the first time the two were fused into a single musical track.

This remix along with the Halberd stage reappear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Other Appearances

Taking Over the Halberd has been performed live in the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert, along with its sibling theme. It has also been used as a hidden bonus track in the Magma Flows course in Kirby Air Ride.

This track shares some commonalities with other themes in Kirby Super Star, specifically King Dedede's Theme, and the Milky Way Wishes ending theme.