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Official art of Zero from Kirby's Dream Land 3.
Debut Game Kirby's Dream Land 3
Weakness(es) Love-Love Stick, Gooey
Relative(s) Dark Matter,
Similar to Dark Mind, Lor & Magolor
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Zero's Dream Land 3 sprite

Zero, sometimes shortened as 0, also known as ? in the False Ending of Kirby's Dream Land 3, is the master of darkness in Kirby's Dream Land 3. It is the core of Dark Matter, and is fought directly after the initial incarnation of Dark Matter in the Hyper Zone.


Zero is basically a giant, round, white sphere with a red eye and a black pupil in it. 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.


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

After forging the Love-Love Stick, Kirby (and Gooey) fly into the heart of Dark Matter in an area called the Hyper Zone. There, after defeating an initial incarnation of Dark Matter, Zero appears out of nowhere and engages Kirby. It 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 it with projectiles from the Love-Love Stick, though Zero takes many hits to defeat. 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. Defeating the eye of Zero finally defeats this boss, and completes Kirby's Dream Land 3 with the best ending.


  • If the player looks closely, they can see an eyeball looking similar to Zero inside the mouth of Magolor Soul, leading one to believe that Magolor (or the Master Crown) is related to Zero or in some way.
  • Although it is easy to construe the blood that spurts from Zero and as merely red energy blobs, both the ending credit illustration of 0² in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards and the game's ESRB rating in Kirby's Dream Collection confirm it as blood.
  • While Zero and are extremely similar, it is confirmed that the two are not the same character.


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