|The dutiful leader of the three Jambastion mages, Lightning General Zan Partizanne seems to energize the fortress itself and uses high-speed attacks to render her prey helpless. At the bidding of some unknown power, she hunts for dark hearts…|
— Pause flavor text of Zan Partizanne (1st battle in Heavenly Hall) in Story Mode and Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!
Zan Partizanne is a boss who made her debut in Kirby Star Allies. She is described as the Lightning General of the Three Mage-Sisters (the others two being Francisca and Flamberge). She is also the highest-ranking general of the trio, taking orders directly from Hyness, the main antagonist of the game.
As her title implies, Zan Partizanne uses electricity in battle, conducted through her polearm when she swings at the Star Allies, as well as a giant set of drums she straps onto her back.
She is first faced in battle at the end of Heavenly Hall in Jambastion. Once defeated, she destroys the core of the fortress, prompting the Star Allies to escape before it collapses. Zan Partizanne is faced again at The Divine Terminus, just before the battle with Hyness.
The following lists all of Zan Partizanne's attacks. Attacks in italics are used during the second phase only.
|Zan Partizanne's Attacks during the first battle in Kirby Star Allies|
|Zan Partizanne slashes with her spear. The slash reach is short compared to her thrusting attacks.
Zan Down Thrust
|Zan Partizanne jumps and thrusts down her spear, creating an electric barrier and Recoil Stars around her on impact.|
|Zan Partizanne rapidly thrusts her spear while dashing, finishing with a forceful thrust.|
|Zan Partizanne begins with this attack during the second phase of her first battle.
She conjures a kit of three drums that resemble the ones wielded by Raijin, the Japanese god of lightning.
As long as her drums are not destroyed, she may fire parabolic electric blasts from the drums for 5 rounds, leaving stars on impact:
Under her is the safety zone where the electric blasts can't hit Kirby & his allies.
|Lightning Lemonade||Zan Partizanne points up her spear to summon a thundercloud above her. She drops a lightning bolt from the cloud on her both sides for 3 rounds, leaving stars on impact.|
She attacks on:
The middle under her is the safety zone where the lightning bolts on her both sides can't hit Kirby & his allies.
Zan Partizanne conjures her Raijin drums in order to use this attack, similar to 'Thunder Candies'.
As long as her drums are not destroyed, she may use her drums as a bow and shoot her spear horizontally like an arrow.
|Attack names are taken from Japanese guide book.|
|Zan Partizanne swore an oath of loyalty to Hyness—even though he has yet to remember her overly long name! Her respect for Hyness never falters, thanks to his intoxicating charisma and her deep sense of duty (and despite his poor treatment of her).|
— Pause flavor text of Zan Partizanne (2nd battle in The Divine Terminus) in Story Mode and Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!
When she is fought again on The Divine Terminus, Zan Partizanne's attacks are more elaborate, but still fundamentally the same.
|Zan Partizanne's Attacks during the second battle in Kirby Star Allies|
|Similar to her first battle.|
Zan Down Thrust
|Unlikes in her first battle, Zan Partizanne may perform this three times in a row.|
|Unlikes in her first battle, Zan Partizanne may turn around when doing the final thrust.|
|Lightning Lemonade Turn||Unlikes in her first battle, Zan Partizanne drops 5 rounds of lightning bolts instead. She attacks on:
|Rare Electro Eclair||Zan Partizanne begins with this attack during the second phase of her second battlet.
Unlike 'Electro Eclair' in her first battle, she moves higher and shoots her spear laser diagonally downward instead.
Thunder Candies Onde
|Unlike 'Thunder Candies' in her first battle, Zan Partizanne fires electric blasts for 4 rounds instead:
|Attack names are taken from Japanese guide book.|
Zan Partizanne's battle theme is titled 忘らるる閃光のライトニング (The Forgotten Flash Lightning, a reference to how her name is often forgotten).
- Like the previous two generals, Zan Partizanne's English name is based on the name of the polearm she carries.
- Zan Partizanne is voiced by Ryōka Yuzuki.
- Zan Partizanne is the second boss in the series who forces an escape sequence after being defeated, the first one being Meta Knight in Revenge of Meta Knight.
- Zan Partizanne refers to her sisters lovingly as 'Franny' and 'Berge'.
- Zan Partizanne appears to be personally fond of Hyness—a feeling which is not reciprocated.
- Zan Partizanne is the only one of the Three Mage-Sisters to have her own boss battle theme, albeit just being an arrangement of Francisca and Flamberge's battle theme.
- She is also the only member whose name does not begin with the letter F.
- Her very long name has become a running joke on Kirby's official JP Twitter. When she presents news on the official Twitter, she often reminds the readers to remember her name.
My name is Zan Partizanne. Don't forget my name.
— When she first appeared on the official Twitter.
Bonjam. It's me. You have remembered my name, right?
— When She introduced the newly added Celebration Picture in Star Allies Version 2.0.0.
Bonjam. It's me, Zan... Should I not tell you my name, you should have remembered it now!
— When She introduced the HD Rumble feature in Star Allies.
Names in other languages
léi qiāng pà lū tí zā nǔ
|Lightning Spear Partizanne|
léi qiāng pà lū tí zā nǔ
|German||Partissane||From Partisane (partisan)|
- Japanese Wikipedia article on 雷粔籹
- Kirby's official JP Twitter post on April 24, 2018, when Zan Partizanne reveals her theme song title and demonstrates her own boss battle
- Kirby's official JP Twitter post on March 21, 2018
- Kirby's official JP Twitter post on April 3, 2018
- Kirby's official JP Twitter post on April 20, 2018
|Kirby Star Allies|
|Characters||Kirby • Bandana Waddle Dee • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Hyness|
|Levels||Dream Land • Planet Popstar • Jambastion • Far-Flung Starlight Heroes • Kirby Star Allies|
|Stages||Green Gardens • Donut Dome • Honey Hill • Fruity Forest • Clash at Castle Dedede • Extra Eclair • Friendly Field • Reef Resort • Echo's Edge • Nature's Navel • Sacred Square • Inside Islands • Duplex Dream • Gatehouse Road • Eastern Wall • Longview Corridor • Western Outer Wall • Inner Sanctum • Heavenly Hall • Sector A • Sector B • Sector C • Planet Earthfall • Falluna Moon • Planet Misteen • Mareen Moon • Planet Caverna • Grott Moon • Planet Frostak • Blizzno Moon • Planet Towara • Gabbel Moon • Star Lavadom • Sizzlai Moon • Jambandra Base • The Divine Terminus • Extra Planet α • Extra Planet β • Extra Planet γ • Extra Planet δ • Ability Planet|
|Mid Bosses||Bonkers • Bugzzy • Chef Kawasaki • Decabouncy • Mr. Frosty • Vividria|
|Bosses||Story Mode||Whispy Woods • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Pon & Con • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Yggy Woods • Goldon & Silvox • Grand Mam • Kracko • Twin Kracko • Hyness • Void Termina|
|Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!||Galacta Knight • Morpho Knight • Morpho Knight EX|
|Heroes in Another Dimension||Parallel Woods • Parallel Twin Kracko • Parallel Big Kracko • Parallel Meta Knight • Parallel Dedede • Corrupt Hyness • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|The Ultimate Choice||Void Soul • Void Termina - True Destroyer of Worlds • Void|
|Copy Abilities||Artist • Beam • Beetle • Bomb • Cleaning • Cook • Crash • Cutter • ESP • Festival • Fighter • Fire • Hammer • Ice • Mike • Ninja • Parasol • Plasma • Sleep • Spider • Staff • Stone • Suplex • Sword • Water • Whip • Wing • Yo-Yo|
|Friend Abilities||Power Effects||Blizzard • Bluster • Sizzle • Splash • Zap|
|Ability Combos||Chumbrella • Cook Potluck (& Supper Party) • Crash Rush • Curling • Fatal Chorus • Festival Dance • Friend Bounce • Friend Super-Vac • Friend Throw • Geokinesis • Icicle Lance • Rising Sizzler • Rock Painter • Sister Circle • Still Life • Summon Lor • Thundersplash • Zap Splasher|
|Friend Actions||Friend Bridge • Friend Circle • Friend Star • Friend Train • Star Allies Sparkler|
|Enemies||Anger Masker • Beetley • Bio Spark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Blado • Blipper • Bomber • Bouncy • Bronto Burt • Broom Hatter • Burning Leo • Cappy • Chilly • Chip • Como • Coner • Dekabu • Don Puffle • Driblee • Electro Saw • Floaty the Cellcore • Gabon • Gim • Glunk • Gordo • Grizzo • Jamaharu Believer • Jammerjab • Kabu • Knuckle Joe • Mamanti • NESP • Noddy • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plugg • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Propeller • Puppet Dee • Rocky • Rolling Waddle Dee • Scarfy • Shield (enemy) • Shotzo • Sir Kibble • Squishy • Two Face • Waddle Dee • Waddle Doo • Walky • Wester • Wonkey|
|Friends||Standard Friends||Beetley • Bio Spark • Birdon • Blade Knight • Bonkers • Broom Hatter • Bugzzy • Burning Leo • Chef Kawasaki • Chilly • Como • Driblee • Gim • Jammerjab • Knuckle Joe • NESP • Parasol Waddle Dee • Plugg • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Rocky • Sir Kibble • Vividria • Waddle Doo • Wester|
|Dream Friends||Adeleine & Ribbon • Bandana Waddle Dee • Dark Meta Knight • Daroach • Gooey • King Dedede • Magolor • Marx • Meta Knight • Rick & Kine & Coo • Susie • Taranza • The Three Mage-Sisters|
|Sub-Games||Chop Champs • Star Slam Heroes • Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! • Heroes in Another Dimension • The Ultimate Choice|