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You see it now…don't you? Anyone who interrupts our revival ceremony… We must kindly ask that they… PLEASE DISAPPEAR FOREVER!
— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies

Hyness is the cloaked priest and the main antagonist of Kirby Star Allies.

Physical Appearance

Hyness wears a white cloak to hide his identity. His cloak has golden lines, with ancient words printed on them. When he is wearing his cloak, his eyes are depicted as small and yellow. The top of his cloak also has the symbol that the Jambastion mages and Pon & Con have. When his hood is knocked off, it is revealed that Hyness has a blue face with a big floppy nose, chameleon-like eyes, and ears similar to those of Magolor's. His eyes and ears also have yellow stripes on them.

Personality

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Hyness as he approaches Kirby and co. after the defeat of Zan Partizanne

Hyness is depicted as completely insane, with incredibly deranged mood swings. When Kirby and his friends encounter him, he first talks calmly and somewhat eerily, but then starts to become furious. He begins shaking his head and flailing his arms rapidly while talking very quickly. In his second phase, he starts making strange angry grunting noises and doing weird dances. His battle theme also seems to elaborate on his insanity.

According to Zan Partizanne's pause screen description, he is said to be abusive to the generals. This is evidenced by the fact that he sweeps Zan to his side while walking towards Kirby. After his first phase, Hyness hypnotizes Zan Partizanne and her two sisters, Francisca and Flamberge, and absorbs their life force to restore his own after Kirby empties it. In his second phase he uses their bodies as living weapons; when defeated, he forcefully sacrifices the mages and himself to the Jamba Heart in order to resurrect Void Termina.

Battle

Hyness is fought just after Zan Partizanne in The Divine Terminus, serving as the seventeenth and penultimate boss. He attacks with a variety of magic spells. He begins the battle by shooting balls of dark energy from his sleeves; the balls will briefly arc through the air before homing in on the player. He will then summon a rune resembling the Jambandra emblem (the symbol on his hood and the Mage Generals' hats) to fire sharp picks to the sides of the arena. He can also summon pillars of fire at the sides of the arena, followed by a pillar of lightning that releases shockwaves across the ground. His final attack summons multiple Jambandra emblems around himself; after a moment, they will release freezing winds around themselves. However, if attacked with the fire element, the symbols will disappear.

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Hyness without his hood, surrounded by the Jambastion mages after he hypnotized them.

After Hyness's health is depleted, his hood is knocked off his head and he summons the Mage Generals, draining their energy to restore his own. In his second phase, he keeps his moveset from his first phase, but mainly attacks with the unconscious bodies of his generals. He can throw them at Kirby and Co., causing them to create small rock projections imbued with their unique elements when they land. Alternately, Hyness can grab one of the mages and swing them like a club, dealing elemental damage to anyone he hits. When he gets to half health, he forces the mages to create a Friend Circle; they then roll all over the arena, on the floor, up the walls, and on the ceiling. They then float in the center where Hyness sends the mages flying in different directions, embedding them in the ground as obstacles while dropping elemental stars to their sides; this attack leaves him dizzy for a time. Once he recovers, he forces the Mage Generals to become a shield; he hides behind him while they float around, occasionally throwing dark orbs. The shield can be broken, and if so, leaves Hyness stunned.

Story

Hyness, and presumably the Jambastion Mages, were banished to the edge of the galaxy long ago. It is presumed that the Ancients banished them. According to Hyness, he and the mages were responsible for stopping a "galactic crisis", but it's unknown what the crisis was. Hyness claims the Ancients banished them because they feared their power, and that they subsequently attempted to erase their existence from history itself. Once they returned from their banishment, Hyness and the Jambastion Mages proceeded to attempt to resurrect Void Termina. However, the ritual went wrong, causing the Jamba Heart to shatter and spread its negative influence across the galaxy. The Jambastion Mages chase after the fragments while Hyness stays behind, continuing the ritual in their absence.

By the time Kirby and his allies reach Hyness, the villain is summoning Jamba Hearts from across the universe to restore Void Termina; however, he has not yet accrued enough power to revive his master. After Zan Partizanne fails to stop the heroes, Hyness bats her unconscious body aside and confronts them personally; although Kirby and Co. manage to triumph, he simply offers himself and his minions to Void Termina instead. Their added power allows the Dark Lord to fully restore itself, forcing Kirby and his friends to pursue it in the Star Allies Sparkler.

During the battle with Void Termina, Hyness and the three Mage Generals are seen trapped in cocoons near the monster's core. When the second phase is completed, the villains are ejected; what becomes of them after this is not known, as they are not seen again after this.


Related Quotes

Hyness worships a deity of destruction whom he plans to bring back to life. However, a rite gone wrong has led to the dark power he needs being scattered across the galaxy. Now he seeks to gather this power at an altar. Stop him, Star Allies!
— VS Hyness • Kirby Star Allies
His once carefully concealed face now exposed, Hyness is on the rampage! Tossing the three unconscious sisters around like rag dolls, it’s clear he’s lost his grip on reality. It’s up to the Star Allies to bring an end to this nightmare, and save…everything!
— VS Hyness (Phase 2) • Kirby Star Allies
Hyness did not fully grasp how to completely break the seal. All that was written about Void Termina in the ancient scrolls was the progenitor of darkness was vanquished by four heroes of yore, using four spears of the heart. After that, they were never seen again.
— VS Hyness (The Ultimate Choice) • Kirby Star Allies
Bonjam = Greeting Jambuhbye = Goodbye

Jamblasted = Anger Juh? = Huh? Vun = Very
Jamanke = Thank you Japologa = I’m sorry
Jonto = Soon Jaway = I forgot Majaja = Again
Example: “Zan Par…? Jaway majaja! Japologa vun.”

Translation: “Zan Par…? I forgot again! I’m very sorry.”
— VS Hyness (The Ultimate Choice, Phase 2) • Kirby Star Allies

Quotes

Juh? What is this…interference? You… You seem to be in my way. Well then… It seems… we do not have enough energy… to revive our Dark Lord… Must we… allow ourselves… to fall… into oblivion? No. NO! No no no no no no! NONONONONONONONONO!!! NOOOOO, I SAAAAY!!!
— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies
We are the masters of a power driven to the far reaches of the universe, and we have but one desire! Can one such as you possibly fathom how dearly we have clung to this dream across the aeons? How could you! You couldn’t! Never ever ever! We who once faced those who were in such fear of our power that they sealed us away and banished us to the edge of the galaxy! US! As if THAT loveliness wasn’t enough, they tried to erase our very existence from history! RUDE! Only through our magic were we able to overcome their science and achieve great prosperity! We alone were responsible for stopping that repulsive nightmare of a galactic crisis, yet this is how you repay us! This won’t stand! It won’t be forgiven! It won’t be forgotten! Never ever EVER! Those who called us mad, are you listening? You left us at the edge of the galaxy to be forgotten, then went along your merry way, probably living somewhere pretty and peaceful! But know this! Your future is a farce! You have none! We, masters of a matter most dark, vow to be restored, as foretold in the book of legend, which everyone thought was just a fairy tale! It WASN’T! We have already obtained the vessel that contains our Dark Lord, and he will soon awaken and shower us in compassion! Look! The vessel of our Dark Lord is filling up even as we speak! Now the time for his greatness to enter our world has come! Welcome to a new history! A new age! The age of awesome! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DARK LORD! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies
Grace us, Gloriously Dark Looooooord! Huff... Hah... Huff... Hah...
— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies
Juh? JUH… JUH? JUHYAMBAVITRIGOKOPOKOJAAAH!!
— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies
Youuuuu… How could you defeat me… THE Lord Hyness… An offering to our Dark Lord… Perhaps if there is…an offering… What should I do… Only one option remains… Those who harbor the greatest of magic, I call upon you… Make it so… Accept my aid… I pledge myself to you… Dark Lord of Destruction… I do this so that… our Dark Lord… may be rebooooorn… Rise, Destroyer of Worlds… RISE, VOID TERMINA!!
— Hyness • Kirby Star Allies

Etymology

Hyness's name appears to be a corruption of "highness," befitting his position as the leader of his faction.

Trivia

  • Hyness is voiced by Shigeru Chiba.
  • Hyness has several similarities to Zant, a villain from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Both have violent mood swings, are dressed in a cloak, and seek to restore a higher being who was sealed away.
    • They also both wind up being more insane than they initially appear.
  • Hyness's theme is a slowed down remix of the music in Friendly Field.
  • Hyness hypnotizes the three Jambastion mages to help him in the second phase of his fight, adding in some of his own attacks occasionally. This method of battle is similar to Taranza's fight in Kirby: Triple Deluxe while taking control of Masked Dedede.
  • During Hyness's second phase, the Jambastion Mages can be heard grunting in pain whenever Hyness hits them against something, be it the ground, Kirby, or one of his friends.
  • It is stated in the pause screen description during the rematch against Zan Partizanne that Hyness has yet to remember her name.
  • In Hyness' pause screen description for The Ultimate Choice in the Soul Melter difficulty, he says "Zan Par...? Jaway majaja! Japologa vun."; which translates to "Zan Par...? I forgot again! I'm very sorry."; this means that Hyness has forgotten Zan Partizanne's name and apologizes for it, which is somewhat contradictory, considering her rematch in the story mode's pause screen description says he is abusive to her and her sisters.

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