Kirby Super Star Ultra artwork
|First appearance||Kirby Super Star (1996)|
|Latest appearance||Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)|
|Category||Regular Enemy, Helper|
Simirrors are mystical, wizard-like enemies that appear in Kirby Super Star and its remake. They are garbed in flowing green robes and wear white wizard hats with stars on them. They wield powerful wands which can be utilized to attack with mirror-like magic. They give Kirby the Mirror ability when inhaled and swallowed. They are unique in the fact that they are the only source of the Mirror ability (aside from Copy Essences and Copy Essence Deluxes); Kirby is unable to get it from another enemy or boss.
Simirrors are also the Helpers for the Mirror ability. As Helpers, these wizardly allies always wear red robes with a light brown hat and can do virtually anything Mirror Kirby can.
Simirrors serve as both an enemy and a helper in these games. They wander the levels waiting for Kirby to approach, and then unleash a barrage of glassy magic at him when he steps into their range. If the player fires a projectile at this shield-like mirror (such as Cutter Kirby's boomerang), it will be reflected off (hence the name) and inflict damage. Also, Simirrors will occasionally clone themselves and warp around the stage using their magic.
As stated above, Simirror gives the Mirror ability in this game.
In Helper to Hero, Simirror is playable. This version of Simirror features a green robe, much like the enemy version, but has the same brown hat that the helper version wears. They can shield themselves in a rainbow-colored bubble to protect themselves, much like Mirror Kirby can. Mirror Kirby's Mirror Body lasts slightly longer than Simirror's does.
- The shadowy faces, hats, staves, and robes of Simirrors, as well as their status as wizards, are reminiscent of the Black Mages of Final Fantasy fame. In addition, their design may have been the basis for Wiz, a large, seemingly faceless magician clad in red that serves as a boss in Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, and Drawcia, the main antagonist of Kirby: Canvas Curse. They all share various design elements such as bright yellowish eyes and wizardly clothing.
- Enemy Simirrors only show their eyes when attacking, while Helper Simirrors always show their eyes.
- Simirror's name is a portmanteau of similar and mirror, as well as being the latter in English. Its name may also relate to symmetry.