Void Termina

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Screencap of Void Termina in its initial form in Kirby Star Allies.
Details
Debut Game Kirby Star Allies
Weakness(es) Star Allies Sparkler
Friend Hearts
Relative(s) Void Soul, Void
Similar to Dark Matter

Star Dream
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Void Termina is the final Boss of Kirby Star Allies. Known as the 'Destroyer of Worlds', he is a being made of pure chaos conjured from the Jamba Heart by Hyness in order to destroy the galaxy. Kirby & Friends have to battle Void Termina using the Star Allies Sparkler after Hyness sacrifices himself and his mage generals to revive the great beast. Void Termina is faced in the final level of the game - Kirby Star Allies - and defeating him completes the main Story Mode. Void Termina can also be fought in The Ultimate Choice, on the 'Infernal Crisis' and 'Soul Melter' difficulties.

Role in Kirby Star Allies

Kirby and his allies approach the dark cloud that transforms into Void Termina.

Throughout the majority of the story, Void Termina is locked away inside the Jamba Heart. Hyness attempts to summon Void Termina, but accidentally shatters the heart instead, sending pieces of it all over the galaxy. As the hearts rain down on various worlds, Hyness sends his generals to go and collect them, but run into resistance in the form of Kirby & Friends.

Ultimately, the generals manage to return most of the pieces, but the allies arrives at The Divine Terminus before the heart is fully restored and defeat Hyness and his generals in combat. As a last resort, Hyness sacrifices the generals and himself into the heart to complete it again, which causes Void Termina to awaken. From there, Kirby has to fight the great beast himself with the aid of Friends and the Star Allies Sparkler. After a grueling battle, Kirby finishes off Void Termina by destroying his body, and sending his allies in to strike at his soul.

Boss Battle

Void Termina's battle takes place in an unprecedented five phases. These phases alternate between outside and inside his body. While outside, Kirby & Friends fight him using the Star Allies Sparkler. When inside, they fight him on foot using their regular abilities. The last phase of the battle only takes place in Story Mode.

On 'Soul Melter' difficulty of The Ultimate Choice, Void Termina's attacks are different in pattern, becoming generally more difficult to dodge. He also has a slightly different color scheme on all forms. Additionally, the fourth phase of the battle is replaced with Void Soul.

On 'Soul Melter EX' difficulty of The Ultimate Choice, Void Termina (here referred to as the True Destroyer of Worlds) is even tougher--with a dark color scheme, and its fourth phase is against Void - Astral Birth. Additionally, on each of its first three phases, its first four weak points all appear at once instead of sequentially.

Phase 1

A still from Phase 1 of the battle.

The first phase is referred to as the Demon God Form (魔神まじん形態けいたい). Void Termina takes the form of a giant humanoid beast and attacks by punching and slamming the ground to create shockwaves, and can also conjure swords to strike the allies.

Unlike other bosses, Void Termina's Phase 1 and 3 don't have a standard stamina bar, but a bar divided into 5 parts with one eye on each. Five eyes appear in different spots on Void Termina's body, which are his weak points (corresponding to the eyes on his stamina bar). Firing anywhere else will do nothing. Every time one of his weak points is destroyed, his stamina bar will be depleted by 1 part. Damage to the eyes are represented as shattering segments.

Void Termina's Attacks - Phase 1  
Attack Description
おうけん
Destructive Beating Punch
Void Termina punches the ground, creating flares that travel outward.
とうしゅう
Destructive Stomp Strike
Void Termina stomps the ground, creating shockwaves which the allies must jump over to avoid.
そうざん
Destructive Dual Slash
Void Termina conjures two giant swords from Master Crown-like objects on his hands.
From there, he may perform a horizontal slash, a vertical slash, or a cross slash that creates an giant X-shaped energy wave flying outward.
孤独こどくのブリザ/メラーガ/バリッカ
Lonely Blizzard/Sizzle/Zap
Void Termina can apply either a fire, ice, or electric element to his dual swords, which can create additional effects based on the element applied.
These elemental shockwaves can be negated by the respective weakness bullets from Star Allies Sparkler:
Attack names are taken from Japanese guide book.

Phase 2

Kirby and his allies attack Void Termina's fleshy core in Phase 2.

The second phase is referred to as the First Core (第1コア). After defeating Void Termina's Demon God Form, the body falls over and the mask comes loose, revealing a gaping vortex which the allies enter. Inside, they find a fleshy ball with Hyness and the mage generals wrapped up around it.

In this phase, Kirby & Friends attack the core on foot, while avoiding the drops of blood-like liquid that fall from above.

As the core's health is gradually depleted, the sacrificed devotees will be freed one by one in the following order, with food popped out as well:

Once the core's health is completely depleted, Kirby & Friends then need to pull on the core's hinges to peel it apart. This causes them and the sacrificed devotees to be ejected from Void Termina's body, leading into Phase 3.

Void Termina's Attacks - Phase 2  
Attack Description
ヒトリゴト
Soliloquy
Void Termina attacks with letters of grudge.
These come in various sizes and home in on the allies, but can be inhaled and spat back by Kirby. In 'Soul Melter EX', one of these letters will be red. Destroying it requires many hits, but will reward the player with a Maxim Tomato.
アカイナミダ
Red Tears
Void Termina attacks with the drops of blood-like liquid. These sometimes leave Recoil Stars on impact.
He only drops Red Tears when he's damaged.
Attack names are taken from Japanese guide book.

In The Ultimate Choice, this phase has a different flavor text:

Phase 3

Void Termina's Angel form in Phase 3.

The third phase is referred to as the Angel Form (天使形態てんしけいたい). Kirby & Friends are picked up by the Star Allies Sparkler once they are back outside. Void Termina then transforms into a bird-like creature and resumes the attack.

This phase plays out very similarly to the first, but Void Termina's new form offers a heightened challenge for the allies, as he is much more mobile than before.

Void Termina's Attacks - Phase 3  
Attack Description
てん
Fallen Heaven
Void Termina flies toward the allies at an angled pose, which may force them to avoid by jumping.
When Void Termina has 5 (full) or 2 stamina bars left, the Star Allies Sparkler can enter the "bullet time" when Void Termina is swooping,
which slows down Void Termina's movement while increasing the fire rate and charge speed of the Star Allies Sparkler.
あいやり
Spears of Love
Void Termina flies high into the air and starts raining spears down on the allies.
The camera will change to an overhead view to help the allies dodge the attacks.
にじゆみ
Bows of Rainbow
Void Termina conjures two bows floating beside him and shoots fire or ice arrows at the allies.
The arrows can be destroyed by the respective weakness bullets from Star Allies Sparkler.
憤怒ふんどおの
Axe of Fury
Void Termina conjures a giant axe and flies toward the allies while dragging it on the ground.
Then, Void Termina slams his axe into the ground, creating shockwaves.
巨悪きゅあく執念しゅうねんかんむり
Crown of Evil and Obsession
Void Termina conjures a giant crown that resembles the Master Crown, and fires many lasers from it.
While the crown is out, a second set of lasers is fired which cross each-other.
Attack names listed are taken from Japanese guide book.

Phase 4

A still from the battle in Phase 4.

The fourth phase is referred to as the Final Core (最終コア). Once Void Termina's Angel Form is downed, Kirby & Friends enter his body once more. In place of the old fleshy core, Void Termina now battles Kirby & Friends exposed as a sphere of purple energy.

In this form, Void Termina's face appears to mimic Kirby's, but he changes shape constantly. He can also take a form that looks very similar to Dark Matter. All Kirby & Friends need to do at this point is attack Void Termina directly, but he can release waves of energy that will turn Kirby's Friends against him. Kirby will need to toss a Friend Heart at the affected Friends to bring them back.

Notably, Friend Hearts can also damage Void Termina in this phase if tossed directly at him.

Void Termina's Attacks - Phase 4  
Attack Description
トモダチノワ
Wheels of Friends
Void Termina goes to the center and sends out 3 circular waves of purple-green energy. There are gaps on each wave for Kirby & Friends to avoid.
Any Friend hit by the wave will be converted against Kirby and other Friends. This can be undone by tossing a Friend Heart at the affected Friend.
タノシイユメ
Pleasant Dream
Void Termina fires barrages of energy bullets in 5 directions, which cover a huge area of the stage. The bullets leave Recoil Stars on impact.
マンメンノエガオ
Full Smile
Void Termina bursts into laughter and pokes needles from his body to 8 directions, each needle leaving a star.
This resembles the Needle Form of Miracle Matter.
カケッコ
Sprint
Void Termina tries to ram Kirby & Friends by sprinting accross the stage in different directions, leaving stars on impact.
This resembles the ball tackle of Drawcia Soul and other soul form bosses.
オオキナウタ
Loud Song
Void Termina transforms into a Dark Matter-like form and fire huge electric lasers several times in a row, leavings stars on their paths.
The lasers cannot be guarded.
イタダキマス
Bon Appétit
Void Termina summons 2 watery Dark Matter-like minions.
Each minion opens a black hole in an attempt to inhale Kirby & Friends. If successful, Kirby & Friends will take huge damage from their chewing.
The minions can be defeated in one hit by Blizzard and Zap element attacks. They will disappear eventually if not defeated.
Attack names are taken from Japanese guide book.

The pause flavor text of this phase in Story Mode is a reference to the title of Spring Breeze, which in turn was originally taken from the game manual of Kirby's Dream Land.[1] "Lunch and a nap" is taken from the Japanese pause flavor text of the Starship in Kirby Super Star.[2]

In The Ultimate Choice, however, this phase has a different flavor text:

Main article: Void Soul

On 'Soul Melter' difficulty of The Ultimate Choice, this phase is replaced by Void Soul, the Soul Form (i.e. EX version) of Void Termina's Final Core.

Phase 5

Kirby summons all of his allies to deal the final blow to Void Termina.

In this last phase, Void Termina's soul is ejected from his body as the latter disintegrates. Kirby & Friends board the Star Allies Sparkler one last time to deal the final blow.

As a last defense, Void Termina fires a powerful laser beam, but Kirby fires his own in response. From there, the player must mash various buttons or the control stick in diffferent sequences to allow Kirby to push the laser back at Void Termina in the form of a quick time event. This done, Kirby will then summon all of his allies (including Dream Friends from game update DLC) and send them at Void Termina to finally destroy him.

Music

Void Termina's full battle theme (all four phases as a whole) is titled 組曲くみきょく星羅せいら旅人たびひと[3] (Medley: The Star Conquering Traveler).

The full medley is composed by Hirokazu Ando and can be found as Track 114 in the Jukebox.

As of Star Allies Version 3.0.0,each phase's theme in the Jukebox can be found as follows:

  • Track 175: Phase 1 (Demon God Form)
  • Track 177: Phase 2 (First Core)
  • Track 179: Phase 3 (Angel Form)
  • Track 181: Phase 4 (Final Core / Void Soul)

First to Third Movements

Phase 1 to 3 themes feature orchestral arrangements of the leitmotiv from "Prayer song to God"[4], the battle theme of Francisca and Flamberge.

The 'God' is likely Void Termina as his Japanese/Chinese Boss Caption is titled 破神 (God of Destruction). However, this song is titled "Song of Supplication" on the pause menu from Francisca's The Ultimate Choice battle in the English version.

Three verses of the song's lyrics are shown on the pause menu screens from Francisca, Flamberge, and Zan Partizanne during their battles in The Ultimate Choice.

Lyrics of Prayer song to God / Song of Supplication

Fourth Movement

Phase 4 theme is titled 第四だいよん楽章がくしょう生誕せいたん希望きぼう[5] (Fourth Movement: Hope of Birth). It features an electric guitar arrangement of "Green Greens" and the Void Termina leitmotiv from the first three movements.

For some reason in audio mixing, Phase 4 theme sounds muddy in Star Allies Version 1.0.0. It's remastered in Version 2.0.0 for better sound quality.

Trivia

  • While other boss battles before this have experimented in pseudo-3D environments, Void Termina is the first boss to be fought (at least in the outer phases) in a full 3D arena in the main series.
  • It is strongly implied that Void Termina is a form of Dark Matter. His pieces are capable of possessing things, and his final form can take on the shape of Dark Matter from earlier games.
  • There are a number of different runes and symbols on Void Termina's body. Among them include depictions of:
  • Void Termina's voice effects are created by Yuta Ogasawara, HAL Laboratory's new composer as of the development of Star Allies.
  • In Phase 3, Void Termina's wings have a similar look to those of , though much more substantial. Additionally, Void Termina's crown which he uses to fire lasers looks suspiciously like the Master Crown.
    • His dual giant swords in Phase 1 also emerge from the suspected Master Crowns.
  • As Kirby Star Allies is rated E10+ by ESRB for its cartoon violence, the rating summary mentions the Phase 3 battle with Void Termina where Kirby fights a "winged-creature" with a "starship" from a third-person perspective.[6]
  • In Phase 4, Void Termina's 'Full Smile' attack is a reference to Miracle Matter's Needle Form.
  • Void Termina's Phase 4 is one of the few bosses in the Kirby series that can convert Kirby's allies into enemies during the battle. The others include Void Soul and Morpho Knight.
  • In Phase 5, Void Termina's beam struggle is reminiscent of Flowered Queen Sectonia's own beam struggle against Hypernova Kirby, albeit this time Kirby actually retaliates with his own beam instead of eating the beam and firing it back.
  • The outside phases of the battle with Void Termina are very similar to the battle with Dark Beast Ganon from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
  • Void Termina's final core phase is somewhat similar to Gohma Vlitra’s core from Asura's Wrath that both bosses take the form of the protagonists.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エンデ・ニル
Ende Niru
Ende Nil
  • Ende means 'end' in German.
  • Nil means 'zero/nothingness' in English.
Chinese 终焉·虚无 (chs)
終焉·虛無 (cht)
zhōng yān xū wú
Ende Nil / Void Termina

References

  1. Kirby Super Star Developer Interview with Masahiro Sakurai on Nintendo.com
  2. "ほしのちからで、スターシップができた!!
    めざすは、ノヴァのちゅうしんぶ。
    マルクのやぼうを さっさとくいとめ、
    ゴハンたべて ねよう。
    " —Starship (Kirby Super Star)
  3. Nintendo DREAM, June 2018 Issue, pg.24
  4. Kirby's official JP Twitter post on Febuary 15, 2018, when Francisca reveals her theme song title and demonstrates her own boss battle
  5. Nintendo DREAM, July 2018 Issue, pg.34
  6. "During one boss battle, players pilot a starship and shoot projectiles at a winged-creature from a third-person perspective." Kirby Star Allies, ESRB