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Nightmare's Fortress
Name (JP) ホーリーナイトメア社本部 (Hōrīnaitomea-sha honbu)
- Meaning 本部 (honbu) "headquarters", ホーリーナイトメア社 is Holy Nightmare Co.
A place inKirby: Right Back at Ya!
Special notesNightmare, Customer Service's base

Nightmare's Fortress is a large space station located 900 light years away from Pop Star. It is home to the evil Nightmare and headquarters for his company, Nightmare Enterprises. According to what Sword Knight says in Cappy Town Down, the fortress is where all of Nightmare's monsters and other inventions are born. The fortress' first appearance was also in said episode.

The fortress is surrounded by many Destrayers, all of which protect the fortress inside and out. Its exterior is covered in structures and skyscrapers, as well as many gun turrets and many trenches. Its distinctive, huge red eyeball on its front that looks strikingly like Zero's.

The interior is futuristic, with many trenches, elevators and monorail-like trolleys. Not only is the interior protected by Destrayers, but also by laser guns and Air Riders. At the heart of the fortress' interior lies the command center, where the members of Nightmare Enterprises control the fortress. The command center is also where they, most specifically the NME Salesman, deliver monsters and other items to their customers from. The fortress has many locations besides the command center, among them the Monster Training School and Nightmare's chess board-like lair.

The fortress was finally destroyed at the end when Kirby's crew planted a time bomb on the monster transmitter within the command center, which detonated not long after all of the crew escaped together, which blew up the whole fortress from the inside. As the fortress exploded, Customer Service can be heard screaming (This was edited out of the dub), suggesting that did not survive the blast. The fortress' destruction, marks the end for Nightmare Enterprises, meaning King Dedede no longer has any way to buy himself more monsters for whatever reason.

Trivia

  • When the Halberd is flying along the trenches of the fortress's exterior, it is a reference to the 1977 film, Star Wars. The fortress's exterior also bears resemblance to Cloud City, which appeared in the movie following Star Wars.
  • A giant fortress similar in appearance appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, owned by Bowser, Ganondorf, and Master Hand. It destroys the Halberd, but Kirby slices its cannon with Dragoon, which in turn destroys the entire fortress.

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