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Kirby games have played a big role in my childhood. I was addicted to playing the pink puffball. The worlds were bright and colorful, the copy-abilities were fun and engaging, and the extra hidden content was so satisfying to find. But what really caught my attention were the boss fights. Though some of them seem terrifying for today's standards, I always loved the design of the boss characters. Marx, Magolor, Star Dream, Void Termina. Each and every one is great in their own way.

But there was always that one character. One my child-brain couldn’t grasp, and still can’t grasp today even as a teenager.

Dark Matter.

Dark Matter isn’t even a single character, but an entire race of beings, most of them having a single eye. I have heard the “Dark Matter Trilogy” as some fans call it, but even then, I never really understood why Dark Matter had such an important role in the series. I thought they were just some random evil entities meant to fearmonger young kids.

But then I replayed Dreamland 2, and I think I understand…

I was just 13 at the time, and I was browsing my local GameStop to see if I could get a good deal on some games. I scanned the shelves looking for a good bargain, but none of the games I wanted were on sale. But then I noticed something sticking out of the "Used Games" pile. It was one of those flimsy yellow envelopes with clear plastic in the center so you could see what was inside. In this one, it had a Gameboy cartridge stuffed inside it. Out of curiosity, I decided to pick it up. It was a copy of Kirby's Dreamland 2, and it was only 2 dollars. I remembered how I accidentally destroyed my original copy by sitting on it while watching TV, and I figured I could finally experience the "Dark Matter Trilogy" for myself. I also wasn’t able to beat before, so I decided now would be the perfect time. I paid for it and went home, looking forward to playing with my new purchase.

Looking back, I wish I had just left it alone.

When I got home, I immediately went to my room to play the game. Since I didn't have a Gameboy Color, I decided to play on my Gameboy Advance. I opened the package and took out the cartridge. But I noticed that there was some sort of black fluid in the envelope, though it didn't seem to have gotten on the cartridge. Regardless, I used an alcohol wipe to clean the cartridge, mainly out of fear of completely bricking my Gameboy Advance. After I finished cleaning the cartridge, I put it into my GBA and turned it on.

The first thing I noticed was the intro animation. Usually, the game would show the three Animal Friends before cutting to the title screen. But before the Animal Friends faded out, it almost looked like a fourth character was about to be revealed.

After the intro, the game started. The title screen was just as I remembered it, but then the save menu popped up. There was already a save file loaded in the game. It showed that whoever owned this game was already at the final level, "Dark Castle." I just ignored it and created a new save file.

Dreamland 2 is a platformer, and it has some pretty standard mechanics. You can jump, swim, float, fly, and eat enemies to gain their abilities. There's also the three Animal Friends I mentioned earlier, which alter your powers depending on which one you have at the time. But what set apart this game, and the rest of the Dark Matter Trilogy for that matter, was that the levels were structured to encourage exploration, not just going from point A to point B. There were tons of hidden areas and secret paths to find, as well as collectibles such as Rainbow Drops which progressed the story.

For the majority of the time I was playing, things were pretty normal, apart from the glitching sprite here and there which I thought was due to that black liquid. But when I reached the seventh and final level, "Dark Castle," I realized something was off.

There were these little black dots flying all over the world hub. They were harmless, but it was weird seeing them flying around in the sky. Then I remembered that Dark Matter could transform into small orb-like creatures. Were these black dots members of the Dark Matter species? I continued exploring until I reached the boss fight against King Dedede.

Now, the fight against Dedede in Dreamland 2 is fairly simple. You just have to avoid his hammer attacks, and strike back when you can. So, I did just that. However, once he started jumping up and down at me, it became much more difficult. My best tactic was to hug the left and right edges of the screen, and quickly move beneath him during his jump to reach the other side. Once I made it past that part, I was able to defeat him easily enough.

But after the battle was over, the screen faded to white, and the credits began to roll. The screen showed a roll call of the enemies in the game as Kirby and his Animal Friends walk back home. But at the end of the roll call, a strange black silhouette appeared labeled "?!," and then the screen faded back to the title screen.

I was genuinely confused. I had just seen the game's "bad ending." Was this supposed to happen? I wondered. I loaded my save file again, trying to see what I did wrong. But when I got to the "world select" screen, it showed that I had collected every single Rainbow Drop in the game. I was supposed to enter the final boss against Dark Matter Swordsman, but that didn't happen. I tried re-beating Dedede to trigger the Dark Matter fight, but I saw the same credits as before.

This was getting ridiculous. What the hell was going on? As I pondered what to do, I decided to take a break from playing for a while. But as I was watching TV, I noticed that there were some black smudges on my fingers. I rubbed them together to try and remove the black residue, but it wasn't coming off. As I went to the bathroom to wash off the black stain, I remembered the black liquid split inside the envelope. Did some of it accidentally get on my fingers and I just didn't notice?

I washed my hands, and the black stains seemed to go away. I decided to forget about it and went back to my room to continue playing the game. However, when I got to the "save select" screen, my save file was gone. All that remained was the save from before, and no option to create a new one. I just stared at the screen, speechless. Had I somehow corrupted my game? I hesitated at first, but I decided to play the first save.

It worked fine. I was able to load the game without any problems. I was relieved, but I was curious as to why I couldn't make a new save. Was there some kind of glitch or bug in the game that prevented me from saving? Or maybe I had done something wrong. But then, as I was walking through the various hub worlds in each level, I noticed something odd.

Whenever I played a level, there would be something peeking out of a tree or bush. But when I got close, it would immediately hide behind it. I thought it was just some sort of background decoration, but then I remembered the black dots in the sky. Maybe they were a Dark Matter, and they were hiding themselves from Kirby. I decided to keep an eye on them and see where they led me.

I decided to replay the Dedede fight in hopes of somehow triggering the Dark Matter Swordsman fight. When I got to the final boss, I decided to just focus on dodging his hammer strikes, and only hit him back when I could. It worked, and I defeated Dedede with ease. After the battle was over, a cutscene played where the Rainbow Drops fuse to create the Rainbow Sword. The power emanating from the sword was so great that it forces Dark Matter to leave Dedede's body and take to the sky, with Kirby following with the sword in pursuit. I was relieved, as I was finally going to fight Dark Matter Swordsman.

But what happened next was nothing short of confusing.

As I entered the Dark Matter fight, I noticed that the sprite for the boss was different than I remembered. It still had its cloak and sword, but instead of a pitch-black sphere with spiky hair and mask protecting its one eye, it was perfectly light blue, with three spikes on the back of its head. And the single eye it possessed had a navy-blue sclera, with no visible pupil. It looked like a regular Dark Matter, but the way it moved was jittery. It seemed as if it was in pain, and it had difficulty moving around in place. But even stranger was the way it attacked. The sword looked like it was pulling it towards Kirby to stab him. The thing still fired energy beams from its sword, but it looked like it turned its head away, as if to not see the damage it was making. It almost looked like it was being forced to attack.

Soon enough, it was at one HP. Just one more blow to knock this Dark Matter impersonator out. But as I was about to land the finishing blow, I suddenly heard something from the Gameboy's speakers.

"STOP! It hurts! Please stop!"

I nearly dropped my Gameboy in surprise. Was it...talking to me? I could barely make out the words due to the poor quality of the speakers, so I wasn't sure.

"Why are you doing this?! I don't want to hurt anyone!" I heard it yell, "I never wanted to do this to anyone. I did nothing wrong! Stop hurting me!!" After it said that, it flew to one of the corners of the screen, and I was unable to attack it. It was just standing there, staring downward, as if in shock and fear. I had never seen anything like this before. What was this Dark Matter trying to tell me? Why did it not want to attack me? I decided to just ignore it and finish up the battle. After all, I had beaten it once already.

I moved Kirby towards the Dark Matter, and was about to press B. But before I could, it began talking again. "It doesn't matter what you do…" the voice on the Gameboy speaker whispered. "I'll just come back…please, please just stop." This time it sounded desperate.

For a brief moment, I debated on whether or not I should just end the game. But then, a strange idea dawned upon me.

"Dark Matter," I called out in a low whisper. The sprite in front of me shuddered at the sound of my voice, but I continued talking. "You can talk, right? Can you understand me?" It continued looking around in confusion, but then it slowly started nodding, in disbelief. I continued. "Listen. I know you didn't mean to do this. But I want some answers."

The sprite's face looked nervous, but it nodded in agreement. Then it started speaking. It was slow at first, but eventually picked up speed until I could understand it clearly. "Yes," it said, in a shaky, high-pitched voice, "yes, I understand."

"Well then, let's start with something simple. Who are you?" I asked.

The Dark Matter looked down again, and responded shakily, "I... don't know."

What the hell was going on here? How could a Dark Matter not remember who it was? If it was going to say that there was probably someone else involved.

"Who was your creator?" I asked again.

Once more, it responded, "I said I don't know!"

I was starting to get frustrated. Why wouldn't it just answer me? Was it afraid of me? Did it think I was going to hurt it? "Fine," I said, "at least tell me your name."

Again, it responded with silence. I was getting fed up, and I decided to just end the conversation. But before I could press B, it spoke up again.

"I should've known you wanted to kill me." It said, in a now low, raspy voice. "You're going to torture me, aren't you? That's what this is all about."

I was stunned by the sudden outburst. I didn't know how to respond. "Torture you?" I asked. "What do you mean?"

"Oh, I know what you're going to do to me," it continued. "You're going to put me back in Dedede's body and force me to attack you. You're going to beat me until I leave his body, and then you'll kill me. Just like everyone else."

My eyes widened in horror. This Dark Matter was telling the truth. "No, that's not what I'm going to do!" I yelled back. "I'm not going to hurt you!"

"Then why are you doing this?!" it screamed. "Why won't you just leave me alone?!"

I was taken aback by the anger in its voice. I didn't know what to say. I had been trying to help it, but it was obviously scared of me. And now it seemed like it really hated me.

The Dark Matter stared at me, silently. "Go on then. Kill me," it said, in a quiet, weak voice. "Just do it. Nothing will change."

"NO!" I shouted back, angrily. "I am NOT going to kill you! I'm trying to HELP you! Just tell me who you are, and I'll find out who created you, and we can work something out."

"There is no 'we'," the Dark Matter spat. "You're just going to kill me, and that's it. You don't care about me. You just want to destroy me, just like everyone else."

"That's not true!" I yelled back. "I don't want to hurt you! Just tell me who you are!"

It stared at me, before saying quietly, "I don't know." It said it again, and again, rising in volume. It went from irritated whispers to angry shouts, "I DON'T KNOW!"

It started screaming, "I DON'T KNOW!" over and over again. I covered my ears and tried to turn the Gameboy off. But before I could, I heard a stabbing noise from the Gameboy's speakers. The Dark Matter was stabbing itself with its own sword, over and over again. After a while, it stopped mid-stab. The sprite shook rapidly, before falling to the ground, lifeless.

I was completely dumbfounded. I had never seen anything like this before. I didn't even realize the "good ending" was playing until I heard the hopeful and cheery end-music.

I turned off the Gameboy and set it aside. I was still trying to contemplate what had just happened. I figured I should just put the cartridge away for now and wait until I was calmer to think about it. But when I removed the cartridge for my Gameboy, I saw that the entire cartridge slot was completely filled with that black goo. I couldn't believe it. I thought I had cleaned it thoroughly with the wipe. But then I remembered the Dark Matter stabbing itself. It didn't take me long to put two and two together.

That was a year ago, and at the time of writing this, I still remember what happened vividly. It was a very surreal experience, and I held off from playing games for quite some time afterwards. I had never experienced anything like that before. It was like something out of a nightmare. But despite the fear I felt, I still have some questions in my head about the whole thing.

Why would the Dark Matter be so terrified of me? Did it know I was going to try and kill it, and it was trying to warn me? Was it aware of the other Dark Matters? Did it know they were attacking people? And if it knew that, why did it attack me? It seemed like it was begging me to stop, but then again, maybe it just didn't want to attack me. Or perhaps that Dark Matter wasn't just a video game villain. I mean it's an entire species that spans over the whole "Dark Matter Trilogy" for a reason. Could it be that Dark Matter is actually sentient?

I don't know if I'll ever get the answers I'm looking for. I don't even know if I want them. The Dreamland 2 copy is still in my closet, but I haven’t gotten the desire to play it again. I’m scared that I’ll meet that light blue Dark Matter thing again. Maybe I should just avoid the trilogy for now, and just play other games for the time being. Maybe I should even stop playing Kirby games entirely.

After all, ignorance is bliss.

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Named after the bottled water brand, AQUA— *dies* (talk) 23:11, 10 May 2022 (UTC)

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but kirby is not allowed on this wiki, nor any video game or TV characters that you didnt create. i do have something to help with that, make something SIMILAR to Kirby, but something you yourself made up. other than that, bravo! decent pasta. 7.6/10

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