Zero

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Zero
Zero.png
Official art of Zero from Kirby's Dream Land 3
Details
Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land 3
Other Game(s) Kirby: Planet Robobot (cameo)
Kirby Star Allies (cameo)
Weakness(es) Love-Love Stick, Gooey
Relative(s) Dark Matter,
Similar to Dark Mind, Void Termina, Void Soul, Void
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Zero (sometimes shortened as 0, also known as ? in the False Ending of Kirby's Dream Land 3) is the final boss of Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is the leader of Dark Matter, and is fought directly after Dark Matter in the Hyper Zone. While it does not appear in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, Zero appears to have been succeeded by .

Physical Appearance

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Zero's Dream Land 3 sprite

Zero is basically a giant, round, white sphere with a red eye and a black pupil. It can summon Dark Matter to its field. Zero spurts out blood when it performs certain attacks, and when his eye rips out of the central body.

Battle

Main article: Hyper Zone
A portion of the battle with Zero.

After forging the Love-Love Stick, Kirby and his friend Gooey fly into the heart of Dark Matter in an area called the Hyper Zone. There, after Kirby defeats Dark Matter, Zero appears out of nowhere and engages Kirby.

Phase 1

Zero has a number of attacks, but its main source of danger is its looming size. Attacks include the following:

  • Shooting red blood pellets out from its body as a projectile volley.
  • Creating small Dark Matter flyers and sending them at Kirby.
  • Charging at Kirby.
  • Leaving the main area and firing volleys at Kirby from the background.

To hurt Zero, Kirby must simply hit the boss with projectiles from the Love-Love Stick in his hands (32 damage per shot), though Zero takes many hits to defeat. Zero's first form has 4080 HP, which takes 128 shots from Kirby to defeat (or 160 shots if Gooey is in battle due to the 0.8× damage modifier for 2 players). Zero's first form has only 1 invincibility frame when getting hit so it's faster to defeat this form with 2 players.

Phase 2

Once it loses all its HP, Zero's eye rips out of its body in rather gory fashion and pursues Kirby as a last resort to defeat him. All Kirby has to do at this point is dodge and keep hitting it with the Love-Love Stick. Zero in this form now has only 256 HP, which takes 8 shots from Kirby to defeat (or 10 shots if Gooey is in battle). Zero's eye has much longer invincibility frames so it's suggested to battle with 1 player only. Defeating the eye of Zero finally defeats this boss, and completes Kirby's Dream Land 3 with the best ending.

Cameo Appearance

Trivia

Gallery

See Also

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゼロ
Zero
Zero

References

  1. "One boss character (a giant eyeball) fires red droplets at Kirby; additional red-damage effects appear as its health decreases." Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, ESRB