Void

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A Void (also referred to as a Bottomless Pit, Danger Zone, Cliff or just Pit for short) is an area off-screen where if Kirby or another playable character enters, they will immediately lose a life. These areas feature in every main series Kirby title, and are usually marked by a black or grey border. A void can only exist beneath the bottom of the screen, and if no other indications of its danger are present, the player can recognize a void if the camera doesn't keep scrolling down as Kirby approaches it.

There are a few exceptions, where a seeming void actually leads to a new area, but these are rare, and usually have some sort of indicator, like a water current.

When enemies or other items fall into a void, they are removed from the game, though they can usually still respawn if Kirby leaves and comes back, as per usual. This method is often used to dispose of otherwise invulnerable enemies like Shotzo, which can fall into a void if its supporting block is removed.

In some spin-off games, such as Kirby's Epic Yarn, falling into a void does not result in losing a life, but instead, Kirby is pulled out as he loses beads. In Kirby Air Ride, falling into a void will either slow Kirby down, or cause his vehicle to respawn with minimal HP. In Kirby's Blowout Blast, falling into a void will cause Kirby to lose points, and just a little bit of his Vitality, then reappear on the stage.