Dark Matter as he appears in Kirby: Mass Attack
|First game||Kirby's Dream Land 2 (1995)|
|Created by||HAL Laboratory|
Dark Matter is a major recurring antagonist from the Kirby series and considered by some to be the main antagonist. In the series, Dark Matter is considered one of, if not the biggest threat to planet Pop Star, among other enemies as well. It's desire to engulf Pop Star in an evil darkness has been stopped on multiple occasions by Kirby and gang. In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Dark Matter takes over King Dedede and after defeating him comes out to reveal a strange figure with an eye. It flies up and Kirby grabs a sword and goes into space to fight Dark Matter taking on a strange mage-like form with a sword just like Kirby's.
Dark Matter Returns in larger numbers to flood Pop Star in Kirby's Dreamland III and takes over the planet Ripple Star in Kirby 64. The Dark Matter Cloud is destroyed in this game.
Dark Nebula from Kirby: Squeak Squad is known as Dark Zero in Japanese, it is likely that Dark Nebula is the original Dark Matter from Kirby's Dreamland II, as it would explain why it was sealed away in a chest owned by Dedede.
Even though the Cloud was destroyed Dark Matter still returned as one of the villains in Kirby Mass Attack, he was the villain encountered in Kirby Quest. This game also featured the return of his Swordsman form.
It has been theorized that Dark Matter was at some point sealed inside the Master Crown and later forced the Wizard Magolor to place the crown on his head, this allowed Dark Matter to control him and transform him into Magolor Soul, possibly making him the main antagonist of Kirby's Return to Dreamland.