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Welcome Your New Overlord

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Welcome Your New Overlord
Various arrangements of "Welcome Your New Overlord".
Debut appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Last appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other appearance(s) Kirby Star Allies
Composer(s) Jun Ishikawa[1]
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"Welcome Your New Overlord"[2] is a musical piece composed by Jun Ishikawa[1] and serves as the battle theme of Magolor's first battle in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.


Traitor Magolor makes an intimidating entrance as the new overlord.

"Welcome Your New Overlord" is an energetic fast-paced track, predominantly featuring synthesized instruments, in contrast to its sister track, "C-R-O-W-N-E-D", which is slower-paced and more orchestrated. Its composition bears similarities to some past Kirby tracks, such as "VS. Dark Matter" and "Squeak Squad Appears!".

Its intro is fairly slow compared to the rest of the track, with a notable absence of percussion apart from a gong at the start, until it returns and intensifies to conclude the intro. Following this, eight bars establish the main melody, which is repeated with different instruments and percussion, as well with an addition of a countermelody, for the following eight bars. The melody then completely changes for the next sixteen bars, which follow a similar structure of the previous sixteen: eight bars establish a new melody, which is followed by eight bars of this melody with different instruments. The song then has a small transition section of four bars, followed by a much lighter section, with way less instruments than previous ones, backed up by quieter percussion and featuring a piano playing a very simple melody. A synth flirts for a couple notes during the first eight bars, until it eventually joins the piano melody for the last six bars of this section. The song then has yet another short transition section of two bars to lead up for its final section, the climax of the song, that brings back the instruments of previous sections and is lead by an electric guitar playing a melody full of long notes. It's accompanied by a countermelody that eventually takes over after the guitar stops playing, during the last bars of the song, which leads up to its loop.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

"Welcome Your New Overlord" debuts in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It plays during the boss battles of Magolor's first form in Story Mode, The Arena, Extra Mode, and The True Arena. It can be found as Track 103 (Track 125 in the remake) in the Jukebox.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, the opening notes of the song are also incorporated into the tracks "Judgment of the Malus Pumila" and "Settling a Score - Atone for One's Misdeeds!", with the latter being arranged to sound like "The World to Win". Portions of the composition can also be heard in "Hot! Elemental Boss Battle". The original version of the track in this game has a new electric guitar solo track overlaid on top of the original one in the last section of the song, just before it loops.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

The original version of "Welcome Your New Overlord" plays when viewing the "FIGHT FOR THE CROWN!" Celebration Picture. It can be found as Track 147 in the game's Jukebox.

Other appearances[edit]

In the Kirby Wii Music Selection CD, the bonus track ボーナストラック:サイゴノタタカイ (Bonus Track: Last Battle) is a medley of themes related to the final battle against Magolor, and "Welcome Your New Overlord" is among them. This arrangement features the track in a more orchestrated fashion.


"Welcome Your New Overlord" is part of Magolor's dialogue in the Theater movie "Let Me Explain Everything": "Prepare to bow, Popstar! Welcome your new overlord!" This is also true of the original Japanese name "支配しはいしてアゲルヨォ".[3] As such, much like the rest of Magolor's dialogue in the Japanese version of the games he appears in, it is written with some words in katakana where one would normally use hiragana. In this case specifically, "アゲルヨォ" is used instead of "あげるよぉ".

The Japanese name can have multiple translations to English, such as "Bow Down to Me", "Fall Under My Rule", or "I Will Rule Over You". The name "Under My Control" was the most commonly-used English translation for the Japanese title until Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe confirmed its official English name.

All other language translations of the name also directly quote Magolor's dialogue at the end of the same cutscene, except for Spanish, which instead simply translates the English name.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 支配しはいしてアゲルヨォ[4]
Shihai Shite Ageruyo
(See #Etymology)
Traditional Chinese 開始支配吧
kāi shǐ zhī pèi ba
Start of My Rule
Like in Japanese and English, also a direct quote from Magolor in the "Let Me Explain Everything" cutscene.
Simplified Chinese 开始支配吧
kāi shǐ zhī pèi ba
Dutch Begroet je nieuwe heerser! Greet your new ruler!
Also a direct quote from the same cutscene.
Canadian French Votre nouveau maître! Your new master!
Also a direct quote from the same cutscene.
European French Votre nouveau maître ! Your new master!
Also a direct quote from the same cutscene.
German Begrüße deinen neuen Herrscher! Welcome your new ruler!
Also a direct quote from the same cutscene.
Italian Sta arrivando il tuo nuovo imperatore! Your new emperor is coming!
Also a direct quote from the same cutscene.
Korean 지배해 주도록 하지
jibaehae judolog haji
Fall Under My Rule
Also a direct quote from the same cutscene.
Portuguese Receba o seu novo chefe supremo Welcome your new overlord
Also a direct quote from the same cutscene.
Spanish Bienvenido, nuevo líder supremo Welcome, new supreme leader
Unlike all other translations, it is not a quote from the cutscene, and is instead a translation of the English name. Magolor at the end of the cutscene instead says "¡Planeta Pop, prepárate para rendir pleitesía a tu amo y señor!" (Planet Pop, prepare to bow to your lord and master!) in the European Spanish version, and "¡Arrodíllate ante mí, planeta Pop! ¡Conoce a tu amo y señor!" (Kneel before me, Planet Pop! Meet your new lord and master!) in the Latin American Spanish version.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kirby Star Allies Jukebox
  2. Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
  3. "そう、まずハ ハジメに キミらのほし ポップスターから 支配しはいしてアゲルヨォ!" –Magolor (JP Theater movie "Let Me Explain Everything", Kirby's Return to Dream Land)
  4. Kirby Wii Music Selection