Name (JP) フォトロン
- Meaning Photron
First AppearanceKirby: Right Back at Ya! (Crusade for the Blade)

Photron is a flaming deity and king of a race of fire beings. It played an important role in the history of the galaxy by having forged the holy sword Galaxia years ago while the universe was still young. Galaxia took Photron many years to make, after which Nightmare Enterprises hired the great beast Kirisakin to steal the sacred blade and hide it in a dark cave, where Meta Knight and Garlude would later travel to in order to reclaim it.

Photron's only appearance in the anime is when Tiff learns of Galaxia's past.

Physical Appearance

Photron is a tall creature made entirely of fire and is a master smith. It is shown brandishing a large steel hammer in order to craft Galaxia, and dwells in a harsh volcanic setting.


The name Photron likely comes from photon, a particle made of concentrated light. It may also be derived from Pyro, referring to its flaming features.


  • It is worth noting that while in the English dub Photron was referred to as king of an ancient fire race, in the original Japanese edit Photron instead refers to the race itself.
  • An interesting fact is that in the Japanese version Photron is called the race of light. Nightmare calls himself the Emperor of Darkness, so naturally both Photron and Nightmare can be seen as foils to one another.

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