|“||The final battle at hand, Void takes his first steps toward a new age. In place of tyrannical rage, will he find...naptime? Gentle breezes? Treats? He may even dream again...
A dream of friends reunited!
— VS Void
Void, titled Astral Birth, is a secret boss who is faced only in The Ultimate Choice of Kirby Star Allies, at the end of 'Soul Melter EX' difficulty after defeating the first three phases of Void Termina - True Destroyer of Worlds. He is a souped-up version of Void Soul, serving as the true final boss of Kirby Star Allies since Version 4.0.0. Despite his position as the final final final final boss, Void does not need to be defeated for 100% completion of the game, but beating him is needed to crown a save file and will unlock the Dream Button which can switch Kirby's look between the default modern one and the classic style from Kirby's Dream Land.
Void has a white color scheme similar to that of Zero, and there are multicolored "veins" (or cracks) on his body like those of eyeballs. The background of the splash card for Void is a direct reference to the Hyper Zone from Boss Butch of Kirby's Dream Land 3, further cementing the connection to Dark Matter and Zero.
Similar to his normal counterparts, Void can be damaged by directly tossing Friend Hearts at his body.
The following lists all of Void's attacks.
Pleasant Dream[from internal data]
|First, Void fires barrages of energy bullets in 4 directions but at a faster rate of fire while rotating the firing angle, and spreading out bullets sometimes.|
Unlike his normal counterparts, Void's Pleasant Dream bullets still do damage even when guarding.
Then, Void shoots small lasers at various places on the screen coming from it 3 times by changing the angle a little bit the second and third time, which makes him look like a cartoon Sun.
These lasers can only be blocked by special guards, e.g. Ice and Spider.
|Shooter Cutter||Void fires 4 cutter boomerangs around himself for two rounds.|
Afterwards, a third round is rapid-fired while Void is moving across the stage left-to-right or right-to-left, unlike in his weaker form. These cutters can be swallowed for the Cutter ability.
(internally known as Bound Pound[from internal data])
|Void splits into four to ram Kirby & friends, two at a time knocking on the floor.|
This resembles Bound Pound, the ball tackle of Drawcia Soul and other soul bosses. Void and his duplicates share their health bar and appearance, so memorizing which one of them is the real one is neither possible nor important.
(internally known as Laughing Needle[from internal data])
|Void splits into four. Just like before, Void and his clones share their appearance and health bar, so while it's impossible to memorize which one of them is real, memorizing the real one is not important.|
Void and his clones burst into laughter and pokes needles from their body in 8 directions (but three of them are off-screen).
The attack is used two times, once with all Voids at the top of the screen and again with all Voids at the bottom of the screen. Finally, Void and his clones fly to the background and merge again to form one being.
This resembles the Needle Form of Miracle Matter.
|Void floods the stage with purple water and uses Sprint again,|
this time ramming on his own in the same pattern as Void Termina's Final Core in Story Mode.
As the attack ends, the water will also drain.
|Dark Mind Laser[from internal data]||Void transforms into a Dark Mind-like form, reprising Dark Mind's attacks from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.|
First, he attacks with two rotating mirrors. Then, he fires a laser and reflects it several times with the mirrors.
|Void transforms into a meteor-like form, reprising the same attack of Drawcia Soul and Soul of Sectonia.|
As the "sun", he will go across the stage five times. Many Mini Drop Stars follow Void rapidly during the move.
(internally known as Song Laser[from internal data])
|Void transforms into the Dark Matter-like form and fires laser beams in many different positions, like Void Soul.|
The lasers from this attack cannot be guarded.
|Japanese attack names are taken from Japanese guidebooks. Some English attack names are taken from internal game files.|
Void always starts with these attacks:
- Pleasant Dream
- Shooter Cutter
- Sprint (1st)
- Full Smile
- Sprint (2nd)
- Shooter Cutter
- Dark Mind Laser (ver. 1)
Afterwards, he attacks in a fixed order on loop which is as follows:
- Deadly Sun (ver. 1)
- Loud Song (ver. 1)
- Dark Mind Laser (ver. 2)
- Deadly Sun (ver. 2)
- Loud Song (ver. 2)
- Dark Mind Laser (ver. 1)
- Loud Song (ver. 3)
Void has the fourth highest health of all single boss battles in Kirby Star Allies at 2,000, right after The Three Mage-Sisters in Heroes in Another Dimension (3,234), The Three Mage-Sisters in The Ultimate Choice's Soul Melter EX (2,425), and Morpho Knight EX in Guest Star The Three Mage-Sisters (2,070).
When defeated, unlike his weaker forms, Void starts making random faces, then finally settles on a Kirby-like smiley face, while making the same sound effect played when Kirby makes a friend. It then lets out beams of light as the screen fades to white.
- Void's name is synonymous with "nothing". This is likely a reference to Zero, due to his resemblance to the latter.
- It is also cognate with the Latin "vacuus", which means "Void" when it is used as a noun.
- Void is the first example of an EX form of a Soul boss in Kirby series history, putting him in a league above the rest.
- Unlike the other forms of Void Termina, Void has some key differences:
- Void does not use "Circle of Friends" (brainwash waves) or summon mini cores (Unused models of his mini cores are in the game ROM, however).
- Void has an open smile upon his defeat.
- The score for defeating Void, 86555, is a pun on "HAL GO GO GO" in Japanese. This score also appears as the highest score of the secret stage "C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Reprise)" in Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe.
- At random times during his battle and in his pause screen, Void makes the same face 0² makes before it is fought.
Battle with Void Termina and Void in Kirby Star Allies (The Ultimate Choice - Soul Melter EX).
Battle with Void begins at 6:33 in the video.
Names in other languages
|Astral Birth, Nil
|German||Astralgenese, Void||Astralgenesis, Void|
|Korean||별의 탄생 닐
Byeol-ui Tansaeng Nil
|Astral Birth, Nil|