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The Three Mage-Sisters
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Artwork of Francisca (left), Flamberge (right), and Zan Partizanne (middle) from Kirby Star Allies.
Details
First appearance Kirby Star Allies (2018)
Latest appearance Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other appearance(s) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Kirby Clash (cameo)
Theme music

The main theme associated with The Three Mage-Sisters; this version plays when fighting Francisca and Flamberge.

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The Three Mage-Sisters are a trio of antagonists who serve Hyness in Kirby Star Allies. The members of the three mages include:

The character designs and names of the three mages are directly based on their weapons: a francisca (a throwing axe), a flamberge (a sword with an undulating blade), and a partisan (a type of polearm similar to a spear).

Game appearances[edit]

The Three Mage-Sisters' video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby Star Allies Playable character, boss, final boss, antagonist and supporting protagonist The Three Mage-Sisters are the final boss of Heroes in Another Dimension Sub-Game. After they are defeated, if 100 or more Friend Hearts were collected, they can be recruited as a Dream Friend.
Super Kirby Clash Cameo The Three-Mage Sisters appear in the background of Port Village.
Kirby Fighters 2 Stage hazard Stage hazard of Jambastion Entrance.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Story Mode[edit]

Main article: Kirby Star Allies#Story

In the opening of Kirby Star Allies Story Mode, a mysterious hooded man, Hyness, failed to revive the Dark Lord in The Divine Terminus, located in their headquarter Jambandra. He ordered his three mages to recover the dark hearts, the pieces of the Jamba Heart splattered all over the universe. The mages arrive in Planet Popstar along with their mobile fortress Jambastion, where Kirby and his Friends would fight them for the first time:

Upon Zan Partizanne's first defeat, she destroys the Jambastion fortress to try and bury the Star Allies in the rubble, but Kirby and his friends manage to escape. The mages then go to other stars in the universe to recover the remaining dark hearts.

The three mages would be fought again across the universe in Far-Flung Starlight Heroes:

Upon Zan Partizanne's second defeat, the hooded Hyness appears and fights Kirby and his friends. When Hyness is seemingly defeated, however, he becomes unhooded and reveals his true face, summons the three mages, and turns them into rag dolls to use as weapons and shields, continuing the boss battle.

Upon the final defeat of unhooded Hyness, he realizes they still don't have enough dark hearts to revive Void Termina, so he forces the mages to join himself and become the last sacrifices to their dark lord. It works and Kirby and his friends have to defeat the revived Void Termina in the final battle.

When Kirby and his friends enter the body of Void Termina after defeating his first phase, the Demon God Form, Hyness and the three mages are found trapped inside his core. Kirby and his friends defeat his first core and save the four from his body. Upon Void Termina's defeat, the whereabouts of Hyness and the three mages are unknown, but they are confirmed to survive.

Heroes in Another Dimension[edit]

The Three Mage-Sisters
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The Three Mage-Sisters as a boss in Heroes in Another Dimension and The Ultimate Choice - Soul Melter EX
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First game Kirby Star Allies
Relative(s) Francisca
Flamberge
Zan Partizanne
Theme music

Shared theme song for The Three Mage-Sisters as a boss in Heroes in Another Dimension.

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The fierce sisters are fired up for the final fight! Pursuit of their master has led to the border of another dimension, only to find him a shadow of his former self. Can their one wish restore him to glory? Dare they dream of the happiest ending?
— Pause screen description from The Three Mage-Sisters' fight

The Three Mage-Sisters, titled Repentant Retaliators, are the final boss of Heroes in Another Dimension, right after Corrupt Hyness is defeated. This battle is an encounter with Francisca, Flamberge, and Zan Partizanne together at once. When paired up in this battle, they all wear special gold variations of their normal outfits and have black faces with red eyes, similar to when they are being controlled by Hyness.

Attacks[edit]

Each of The Three Mage-Sisters retain all of their attacks from their respective individual boss fights, and use them in more-or-less the same manner. During the battle, the sisters will move into play and perform their attacks in a tag-team manner, as one or two will hold back in the background while the other(s) perform their attacks. During certain instances, however, all three of them will be on stage together. This particularly happens in the opening of the fight's second phase, when all three of them converge to perform their largest attacks one-after-the-other.

During the battle, all three Mage-Sisters share a common stamina bar, and are defeated simultaneously.

Dream Friend[edit]

The Three Mage-Sisters performing Sister Circle during a battle in The Ultimate Choice.

The Three Mage-Sisters also appear as a playable Dream Friend, unlocked by getting the Happy Ending in Heroes in Another Dimension.

When playing as the Three Mage-Sisters, the player can switch between the three characters at will, which is different from Rick & Kine & Coo. The three mages share the same health bar, but each mage has her own moveset based on their attacks as bosses. The active mage on the field is indicated by the Blizzard/Sizzle/Zap icon beside their health bar.

  • Francisca attacks with her icy axe, ice-based magic and soda gun.
  • Flamberge attacks with her fiery sword and flamethrower. She cannot hover.
  • Zan Partizanne attacks with her electric spear, thunderclouds and lightning drums and has much quicker movement speed than the other sisters.

The Three Mage-Sisters can use an attack called Sister Circle, in which they form a Friend Circle and attack the full screen, similar to Copy Abilities like Crash and Festival. While very powerful, this attack does have a cooldown before it can be used again, similar to Chef Kawasaki's cooldown for Cook Pot / Souper Supper.

Like recruitable mid-bosses, the playable Three Mage-Sisters are slightly smaller than their boss appearances.

Movesets[edit]

The following are the move-sets for each mage sister as Dream Friends.

Francisca's Dream Friend Moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Cisca Slash
press and release B
Deadly Ice Candy
↓ + B in midair
Cisca Dash
Dash + B
Frozen Gelato
Press and hold B, and then release
Cisca Uppercut
↑ + B
Shaken Soda Blaster
↓, then press and hold ↑ + B, then release
Cisca Slam
↓ + B after Cisca Uppercut
Elegant Escape
L/R + a direction
Flamberge's Dream Friend Moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Berge Slash
B, then B again
Scorching Sword Plunge
↑ + B in midair
Berge Rush
B after Berge Slash
Mega Broiler
↓, and then ↑ + B
Berge Finish
B after Berge Rush
Burst Jump
↑ + B
Flam Flambé
Dash + B
Burst Step
L/R + a direction
BBQ Skewer
↓ + B in midair
Zan Partizanne's Dream Friend Moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Zan Zlash
B, then B again
Drum N Waste
↓ and forward + B repeatedly
Zan Ztab
↓ + B in midair
Electro Eclair
↓, and then ↑ + B
Zan Zkewers
Dash + B
Lightning Dodge
L/R + a direction
Lightning Lemonade
Press and hold ↑ + B

The sisters share in common a move called 'Sister Tag', which is executed by holding ↓ and then pressing and releasing B. This swaps out each sister as follows:

Zan Partizanne has the fastest dashing speed of all playable characters in the game. Her Lightning Dodge is also the fastest movement of all playable characters when used consecutively.

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

The Three Mage-Sisters each have respective unlockable stickers that can be bought from Magolor's Shoppe. In addition, once Kirby has completed enough quests, Francisca and Flamberge can be found on a bench in Port Village, appearing to be talking. Much later on in the game, Zan Partizanne can be found in Castle Village, sitting on another bench by herself.

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

Screenshot of Francisca attacking the fighters on the Jambastion Entrance Battle Stage in Kirby Fighters 2.

The Three Mage-Sisters appear as stage hazards on the Jambastion Entrance Battle Stage. One of them will float into a corner of the stage and start attacking the players with their respective weapons, using movesets from their boss fights in Kirby Star Allies.

  • Francisca floats to the lower corners, then uses "Cisca Down", "Cisca Upper", and "Cisca Stroke" or she can use "Frozen Gelato".
  • Flamberge can either float to the upper corners and use "Berge Rush'" and "Berge Finish", or float to the lower corners and use the "Mega Broiler."
  • Zan Partizanne can either float to the center of the stage and use "Lightning Lemonade", or float to the sides of the stage and use "Electro Eclair".

Additionally, Rare Hats based on the Three Mage-Sisters can be unlocked for Beam ("Francisca Style"), Sword ("Flamberge Style"), and Staff ("Zan Partizanne Style"), if the player has save data for Kirby Star Allies on the same system.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

The Three Mage-Sisters appear as a Support Spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, using their Story Mode villain illustration. Their spirit is ranked ★★ Advanced, and their skill is Battering Items ↑ with the cost of 1 slot. This skill possibly refers to either their own battering weapons, or them being used as battering weapons by Hyness during his unhooded boss battle.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light and Spirit Board, the Three Mage-Sisters' spirit possesses three female Robin and increases the power of their Special moves (which are all magic-based) during their Spirit Battle.

Trivia[edit]

  • Despite the word "sisters" in their group name, they are implied to be unrelated by blood; the word "sisters" also refers to the concept of a religious sisterhood. While this mystery is not given a definitive answer, with the Kirby Star Allies Channel playing it up, their pause screen descriptions in the Soul Melter EX difficulty of The Ultimate Choice describe how they were separate individuals who were each rescued from certain death by an anonymous figure (later confirmed in an interview to be Hyness[1]) and imbued with the powers of that which would have killed them.
  • With the release of Kirby Star Allies, the three mages would become the news presenters on Kirby's official JP Twitter, similar to Susie for Kirby: Planet Robobot and the spin-offs therein.
  • When the Three Mage-Sisters become available as a Dream Friend, they will have a chance of replacing the crew of Burning Leo, Waddle Dee and Waddle Doo in the Jukebox and the Theater of Kirby Star Allies.
  • Prior to Kirby and the Forgotten Land, The Three Mage-Sisters in Heroes in Another Dimension have the highest health of any single non-shoot' em up boss battle in the main series, with 3,234 HP (a Star Bullet does 52 damage).
  • In the Japanese and Chinese versions of VS The Three Mage-Sisters, the mages are referred to as "becoming a powerful trident"[2], which is referenced in their battle theme's title, 三叉一閃の巫の熱情 (Passion of the Tridental Flashing Priestesses).

Gallery[edit]

Video Gallery[edit]

The Three Mage-Sisters' Dream Friend trailer
Battle with The Three Mage-Sisters in The Ultimate Choice

Names in other languages[edit]

Three Generals of Magic[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 三魔官
Sanmakan
Three Generals of Magic
Chinese 三魔官
sān mó guān
Three Generals of Magic
Korean 삼사신
Samsasin
Three Envoys
  • Could be possibly written as 三使臣.


The Three Mage-Sisters[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 復仇ふっきゅうする懺党ざんとう 三魔官シスターズ
Fukkūsuru Zantō Sanmakan Shisutāzu
Repentant Retaliators, The Three Mage-Sisters
  • 懺党ざんとう could be a pun on 残党ざんとう (the vanquished).
Traditional Chinese 復仇的懺黨 三魔官姊妹
fù chóu de chán dǎng sān mó guān zǐ mèi
Repentant Revengers, The Three Mage-Sisters
Simplified Chinese 复仇的忏党 三魔官姐妹
fù chóu de chán dǎng sān mó guān jiě mèi
Dutch De drie magische zusters The three magic sisters
French Les trois sœurs mages The three mage-sisters
German Reuige Rächerinnen, Die drei magischen Schwestern Repentant Revengers, The three magic Sisters
Italian Vendicatrici pentite, Le tre sorelle maghe Repentant avengers, The three mage-sisters
Korean 참회한 보복자 삼사신 시스터즈
Chamhoehan Bobogja Samsasin Siseuteojeu
Repentant Avengers, The Three Envoy-Sisters
Russian Три сестры-волшебницы
Tri sestry-volshebnitsy
Three magic-sisters
Spanish Las tres hermanas magas The three mage-sisters


References

  1. "ちなみに三魔官たちは、姉妹なのか修道女のか。どちらの意味とも取れるよう、三魔官シスターズと命名しました。幼いころにハイネスと、それぞれ別の場所で出会っています。その点は隠されたポース画面で少し説していますね。" –Shinya Kumazaki (Kirby Star Allies: The Original Art Book)
  2. "力を合わせて 強大な三叉となり 最終決戦をいどむ三魔官!" –VS The Three Mage-Sisters (Japanese version)