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Bonjam. I am Zan Partizanne, the eldest of the three generals of magic. At first I thought you to be just a simpleton with a knack for annoyance. Hmph! Now it is clear you are an interfering interloper! But I am afraid your unwanted wanderings end here. By the will of our beloved liege, Lord Hyness, Officiant of Doom... I shall destroy you here and now!
~ Zan Partizanne as she engages Kirby for the first time.
Zan Partizanne is one of the three secondary antagonist in Kirby: Star Allies and one of the three main antagonists of the sub-game, Heroes in Another Dimension. She is the leader and the oldest of The Three Mage-Sisters of the Jambastion Cult.
Prior to the events of Kirby Star Allies, Zan Partizanne was a normal girl who lost everything and climbed a high tower during a storm in desperation, only for lightning to strike and leave her fatally paralyzed. But right before she perished, Zan was found by Hyness, who revived her by granting her the power of electricity. Out of gratitude and with a new purpose in life, Zan became an assistant to Hyness and was later joined by Francisca and Flamberge.
Kirby Star Allies
Zan Partizanne makes her first appearance in the game as the final fight in the Jambastion. She is the final mage Kirby faces, being angry at his defeat of her sisters. She takes him and the Star Allies on herself, but she loses and destroys the Jambastion as she escapes.
Her next appearance is at the end of the game. She is battled before Hyness, blocking Kirby and co. from confronting him. She fails again, and when she asks Hyness for help, he backhands her out of the way and goes to fight Kirby himself, leaving her unconscious in the background for the first half of the fight.
She and the other sisters are later drained of energy and used by Hyness in his battle as meat shields and weapons. During the battle, Zan and the others can be heard crying out in pain when striking the ground or becoming part of a Friend Circle. Hyness eventually sacrifices them, as well as himself, to Void Termina, becoming trapped inside its core until Kirby defeats the core and frees them. Zan and the others lie on the ground and drop health pickups, until Kirby and his allies grab the core and eject themselves out. After a few seconds, Zan and the others come flying out as well, flailing in terror, and disappear offscreen.
Her final appearance is in the mode Heroes From Another Dimension, where she and the other Mages appear at the end of the mode. After Kirby defeats Parallel Hyness, she blames Kirby for causing Hyness' corruption and summons Francisca and Flamberge to help her fight him. They are defeated, though, and if the player has collected 100 friend hearts, Kirby brings a giant friend heart and throws it at the defeated mages, causing them to be purified and join Kirby as Dream Friends. As Kirby and friends leave with the Warp Star, a heart flies from it, lands on Hyness and purifies him, much to the mages' delight.
Super Kirby Clash
Zan Partizanne becomes a resident of the Castle Village after Team Kirby defeats Light Aeon Hero. She is sitting on a bench to the right and will occasionally wave to Hyness if he is unlocked yet. She also appears as a sticker that can be bought from the Shoppe for thirty Gem Apples.
Kirby Fighters series
Zan Partizanne and the other Mage-Sisters appear as a hazard on the Jambastion Entrance stage, hovering in the background before one of them floats to the foreground to attack. If Zan Partizanne is chosen, she will attack by creating a large thundercloud to strike the arena, or use her thunder drum contraption to shoot three orbs into the center, causing a huge explosion.
Super Smash Bros.
Zan Partizanne and the other Mage-Sisters appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a single advanced class support spirit, with the Mage-Sisters represented as three female Robins with enhanced power to their special moves.
Zan Partizanne's hands are disembodied like the other two generals, but her main defining feature is her long yellow hair. The symbol on her hat is one that can be seen throughout the game as it is a logo of the Jambastion Cult. In addition, her hat comes with yellow markings, possibly to symbolize her leadership of the other two mages.
Zan is extremely loyal to Hyness, even though he is said to abuse her and her sisters. Despite this, she pledges her loyalty to him, due to his "intoxicating charisma". She is also extremely protective of her younger sisters and does not want to let them come to any harm. It is presumed that along with Hyness, she and her relatives were also banished to the edge of the galaxy aeons ago.
Zan Partizanne's splash screen.
Kirby Star Allies Boss 7 - Zan Partizanne
Kirby Star Allies Boss 14 - Zan Partizanne
A "partisan" is a type of throwing spear that is used in England by the Royal Guards. This is also the weapon that she battles Kirby and co. with.
It is implied that Zan and her sisters suffer from Stockholm Syndrome, due to the fact that they dedicate themselves and are protective of Hyness despite his harsh treatment towards them.
She is the only Jambastion Mage whose name does not begin with the letter "F".
Prior to the Wave 3 release for Kirby Star Allies, a datamine revealed that Zan and the other sisters will become playable, which they are after the 100% completion of "Heroes in Another Dimension". This implies that she, Francisca, and Flamberge have had a change of heart after Hyness' abuse towards them and being drained of energy to support Void Termina.
In the Japanese version, the pause description during her fight in Soul Melter EX explains that Zan climbed the tower because she lost everything. Though not confirmed, it is possible Zan climbed the tower with intentions to end her life.
While playing the Three Mage-Sisters as a Dream Friend, Zan moves quicker than Francisca or Flamberge.
Zan using drums to summon lightning can be seen as a reference to Raijin, the god of lightning in Japanese mythology, who also used drums to summon storms.