The story begins long before
Kirby’s arrival on Popstar- and long before even Popstar or
Dreamland even existed. The story truly begins with the creation of the
universe. With the first life, for life does not exist without
suffering and death. As they say, there can be no light without
This darkness and
all of life’s pain took form, a terrible being known as
Nightmare, feeding off of people’s worst fears and gaining power.
Tens of thousands of years before the
present, he created a company- the Holy Nightmare Corporation. It was
merely a front to fool people - his only desire was and is complete
domination over all that existed in the universe. He created demon
beasts- some relatively harmless, others capable of leveling
civilizations. He started a war, his forces killing and enslaving
But a light appeared to combat
the darkness when no one else would. They called themselves the Star
Warriors. No one knows their true origins, but they have existed for
millions of years- perhaps as long as Nightmare himself.
They formed the Galaxy Soldier Army, and any who wanted to
fight for peace and freedom joined to help battle against
While they had great skill and
bravery, they were horribly outnumbered by Nightmare’s armies and
began to fall. In short time, the Galaxy Soldier Army was defeated, and
nearly all of the Star Warrior were killed, save a few lucky souls
scattered across the universe.
One of these was Sir Meta Knight;
a well-known and powerful Star Warrior who had been fighting Nightmare
for an unknown time. He had in his possession the sacred sword,
Galaxia. Created tens of thousands of years ago by a race called the
Photoron, Nightmare had stolen it for himself. But Meta Knight and a
fellow Star Warrior Garlude had reclaimed it at the loss of
Garlude’s life. In addition to having a soul of it’s own,
the sword was one of the elements Nightmare required in his conquest of
the universe. Only the strongest knights are able to wield Galaxia-
others are harmed if they try to take it for themselves.
So as to not have his life and
the sacrifice of his comrades go to waste, Meta Knight set off to find
the new generation of Star Warriors. During his travels, Sword Knight
and Blade Knight, two bandits whose lives he had saved, joined him.
Meanwhile, Popstar had yet to
feel the effects of Nightmare’s evil. Dream Land was still peaceful- save
for the antics of its dictator, King Dedede. One day, the
town found itself under attack from an octopus-like monster
eating its sheep. They contacted the wise statue Kabu for
guidance and he told them of Holy Nightmare Co. and the legendary
Star Warrior, Kirby.
Kirby wasn’t quite what
everyone expected. He was only a baby, crash landing in Dreamland and
unable to even speak their language. Kirby’s ship had detected
the monster on Popstar and he had awoken too early- 200 years too
early. Despite his lack of training and knowledge, Kirby showed amazing
natural ability and was able to defeat the monster.
Kirby was befriended by the
daughter of the Cabinet Minister, Fumu (Tiff) and her little brother
Bun (Tuff.) However, King Dedede was jealous saw Kirby as a threat from
the beginning, trying to convince everyone that Kirby wasn’t
truly a hero and should be exiled. He has a ‘Demon Beast Download
System’, that allows him to contact Holy Nightmare over the
Internet and order demon beasts and other things from them. Dedede of
course has no idea of what their true intentions are- he only wanted
Kirby kicked out and HNM could help.
Of course there is more to
Kirby’s past than most know. Only Sir Meta Knight seems to have
any idea of Kirby’s origins, some of which he told Kabu. Every
once in a while, a demon beast Nightmare creates doesn’t obey
him. Kirby is one of those few- a failed creation of Nightmare who now
is destined to be the only one who can defeat him. Meta Knight also has
knowledge about Kirby’s abilities and powers, and even less is
known about the knight’s own past.
The story is of Kirby growing up
in Dreamland, the experiences he has, the people he meets, and the
trials he must face before his final confrontation with Nightmare.