|“||Where there's trouble, this caped villain is sure to appear. Attempt this ordeal to reveal his true form!||„|
|~ Quest Description in Super Kirby Clash.|
Parallel Nightmare is the main antagonist of the 2019 video game Super Kirby Clash. This evil wizard from Another Dimension invades the Dream Kingdom with plans to take it over. He is the parallel counterpart of Lord Nightmare.
He was voiced by Banjō Ginga, who also voiced King Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z, Blood Falcon in F-Zero: GP Legend, Morgan Lansdale in Resident Evil: Revelations, Daniel J. D'Arby in Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, and Nightmare in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
Parallel Nightmare came from Another Dimension to the Dream Kingdom through a portal. Planning to dominate the kingdom, he uses his magic to brainwash some of the residents under his control, who begin attacking everything in sight under his orders. He also creates multiple portals around the kingdom to summon more monsters from Another Dimension.
After clearing a few quests involving brainwashed monsters, Team Kirby hear rumors of a mysterious caped man around the area and set off in search of him as he may be behind the attacks. Indeed, the caped man is Parallel Nightmare, who battles Team Kirby in the Ruins but loses and flees beyond the Volcano.
After more encounters with monsters and a possessed Taranza, Team Kirby track Parallel Nightmare down to the Empyrean and once again defeat him. He once again flees, this time to the Decisive Battlefield, and summons Landia EX and Parallel Susie to deal with Team Kirby. Upon tracking him once again, Parallel Nightmare summons King D-Mind, only to be thwacked away in the distance by the King of Darkness.
A few days have passed since Team Kirby defeated King D-Mind until another onslaught of monsters occurs. Believing it to be the works of Parallel Nightmare, Team Kirby continue their quest to bring peace to the Dream Kingdom. After clearing enough quests, they arrive at the Dreamscape, where Parallel Nightmare had been waiting for them with vengeance. They battle again and Team Kirby once again gain the upper hand and defeat him. In one last resort, Parallel Nightmare opens a portal that summons the Aeon Hero. Suddenly, Parallel Nightmare is sliced the back from the Aeon Hero. He screams and disintegrates into nothing.
Despite having been disintegrated, Parallel Nightmare returns for one final fight in the Decisive Battlefield. After one last battle, Team Kirby ultimately defeats the sorcerer, putting an end to Parallel Nightmare for good.
Parallel Nightmare resembles his Dreamland counterpart, although there are several coloring differences between the two. Parallel Nightmare has grayer skin, a darker crown, and red visors and pauldrons. His cloak and Power Orb form are colored black with red stars, and his amulet, while still a circle, is yellow with a blue circle in the top left, making it resemble a crescent moon.
As Parallel Nightmare's Revenge, his design remains the same, although the left side of his armor is severely damaged, such as cracks on his left pauldron, the left horn of his crown torn halfway, and his visor is cracked, exposing his glowing red left eye emitting red sparks. Color-wise, his pauldrons and crown are more purple and his cape is darker. The inside of his cape has turned from blue to fiery red.
- Parallel Nightmare copies attacks of his regular counterpart not only from Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, but also from the "Strato Patrol EOS" subgame from Kirby Mass Attack.
- The attack where Parallel Nightmare flies to the background to fire a barrage of stars is a reference to Nightmare's opening attack to his second phase in Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland.