The Parallel Bosses are a hostile race from the Kirby series. They are parallel counterparts of Dreamland residents from Another Dimension.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
After Team Kirby defeats Taranza (really brainwashed by his black mirror counterpart), he opens a dimensional rift, releasing Parallel Susie and later Parallel Landia into the Dream Kingdom. Fortunately, Team Kirby defeated both adversaries and banished them back through the rifts.
Super Kirby Clash
A new parallel villain known as Parallel Nightmare appears, having come from another dimensional rift with the plan to take over all of the Dream Kingdom. When Team Kirby stands in his way, Parallel Nightmare opens more dimensional rifts through the Dream Kingdom. Fortunately, Team Kirby foils his plan and defeats the sorcerer.
Kirby Star Allies
In the sub-game "Heroes in Another Dimension", Kirby and allies found their way into Another Dimension to stop Hyness from using the parallel energy to restore the Jamba Heart in his attempt to revive Void Termina. It is up to Kirby to gather the four Heart Spears to shatter the Jamba Heart sealing Hyness away. At the end of four levels, Kirby must fight the parallel forms of Whispy Woods, Kracko, Meta Knight, and King Dedede to obtain the Heart Spears. According to their descriptions, they were created from the energy of the Jamba Heart along with the souls of those who came under the possession of its shards. Fortunately, Kirby defeats the evil doppelgängers.
They are later fought in "The Ultimate Choice" at Soul Melter EX difficulty.
- Main article: Parallel Nightmare
The parallel counterpart of Lord Nightmare and the main antagonist of Super Kirby Clash.
|“||This invader has slipped between dimensions from a mysterious civilization!||„|
|~ Parallel Susie's quest description in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.|
The parallel counterpart of Susie and a major antagonist in the Kirby Clash duology. She resembles the regular Susie, only with paler skin, red hair instead of pink, and her entire suit is black. In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, Parallel Susie emerges through one of the mysterious dimensional rifts opened after Team Kirby defeats Taranza. Her battle is identical to Susie's battle from Kirby: Planet Robobot. In Super Kirby Clash, Parallel Susie returns in the Decisive Battlefield and fights identically to before. After being defeated by Team Kirby, another dimensional rift opens and sucks her in.
Following her defeat, Parallel Susie comes back as Pres. Parallel Susie, having become the president of a powerful company after wandering through the dimensions. Her appearance here has silver skin, white hair, pink eyes, and both her suit and mech are rose pink. She fights similarly to before, except her mech flies at a faster and more erratic pace. After being defeated, she is once again sucked through a dimensional rift.
After Team Kirby defeats Pres. Parallel Susie and Parallel Susie's Revenge, Parallel Susie in her regular form can be found sitting on top of Magolor's Shoppe and becomes a permanent resident of the Castle Village, appearing to have redeemed herself.
|“||Blinded by the power of the crown, the dragon attacked. Bring him back to the light!||„|
|~ Parallel Landia's quest description in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe.|
The parallel counterpart of Landia and a boss in both Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash. He is navy blue in contrast to the regular Landia's red, with yellow striped horns, yellow eyes and claws, and wears a black crown with a red gem on it. This version of Landia became corrupted by the power of the Master Crown, similarly to what happens to Magolor in Kirby's Return to Dreamland.
In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, he is the penultimate boss and is unlocked after defeating Parallel Susie and must be defeated before accessing "The Final Battle". He fights similarly to Landia, but his attacks are faster and stronger. In Super Kirby Clash, Parallel Landia can be fought as a Party Quest boss. He retains his moveset from Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. Additionally, the Sword Hero can equip gear based on Parallel Landia from the Shoppe: the Parallel Landion Helm and Parallel Landion. They are rarity twelve and cost eighty-two Gem Apples each.
|“||The fabric of spacetime has broken down, creating four rifts to another dimension. Each of these rifts leads to an unholy incarnation of a past foe--like Whispy Woods! The rotten, blighted arbor has been imbued with terrible new power!||„|
|~ Parallel Woods' boss description in Kirby Star Allies.|
The parallel counterpart of Whispy Woods and the first boss of "Heroes in Another Dimension". He is the manifestation of Whispy Woods' thoughts of his continuous defeats. He is identical to Whispy Woods, only to have a black trunk and leaves, and the holes that make his eyes and mouth are glowing yellow. He battles similar to the regular Whispy Woods and Yggy Woods, although his attacks are slightly faster, and he can inhale at a quicker rate and not get tired. Just like Whispy and Yggy, Parallel Woods takes extra damage from flame-based attacks.
|“||All worlds--whether in another dimension or some far-flung galaxy--are bound by earth and sky. And where there is sky, there is Kracko! Made of fallen tears and the scattered mists of his enemies, Kracko roars with dark power.||„|
|~ Parallel Kracko's boss description in Kirby Star Allies.|
The parallel counterpart of Kracko and the second boss of "Heroes in Another Dimension". He was created by the tears and shattered mists of Kracko's enemies. While having a similar appearance to Kracko, his parallel version has a black cloudy body, red spikes, and a yellow eye with a red iris. Unlike the other Parallel Bosses fought in the sub-game which are simply stronger variants of their past encounters, Parallel Kracko has a new phase where after defeating Parallel Twin Kracko, the two combine together to form the massive Parallel Big Kracko. Parallel Big Kracko uses similar attacks as before such as beams and spewing rain and lightning, but his attacks cover a larger portion of the arena. Like the regular Kracko, his rain attacks can be electrified or frozen over.
Parallel Meta Knight
|“||When the Jamba Hearts rained down, Meta Knight set out alone to protect the Sacred Square. Ah, but he was turned by the dark power of the hearts...and reborn as a deviant corruption of his usual chivalrous form!||„|
|~ Parallel Meta Knight's boss description in Kirby Star Allies.|
The parallel counterpart of Meta Knight and the third boss of "Heroes in Another Dimension". He resembles Meta Knight minus a darker body with a golden mask, boots, shoulder pads, and sword. His eyes are also red. He battles similar to the regular Meta Knight but is quicker and his attacks deal more damage. When he splits into four, the Parallel Meta Knights release large beams from their swords and are capable of creating energy orbs that trap players, damaging them until they break free or someone destroys the orb.
|“||A dark liege was born from the Jamba Heart that King Dedede brought to Hyness! Cast out into another dimension along with the King's own spirit, this foul doppelganger is NOT the original Dedede! Beware his aberrant rage.||„|
|~ Parallel Dedede's boss description in Kirby Star Allies.|
The parallel counterpart of King Dedede and the fourth boss of "Heroes in Another Dimension". He looks identical to Dedede with the exception of color. He has dark gray skin, purple gloves, feet, and beak, a black vest, hat, and hammer, yellow on his vest, and his eyes are black with glowing red pupils. He battles similarly to regular Dedede, except his attacks move at a faster rate and the slams he releases onto the ground produce larger shockwaves.
- The dimensional rift Parallel Susie emerges from resembles the rifts used by the Doomers in Kirby's Return to Dreamland.
- Parallel Landia is never seen emerging from a rift as he has the same entrance animation as the regular Landia.
- Parallel Meta Knight does not offer a sword before his fight.
- Parallel Meta Knight's origins are different in the localization versions. In the English version, his boss description states that he is Meta Knight, having entered Another Dimension only to be corrupted by darkness. In the Japanese version, his boss description states that he is a combination of the Jamba Heart and Meta Knight's thoughts.
- Parallel Meta Knight and Parallel Dedede share the same boss theme.