|“||Creating this dark swordsman pushed Star Dream to the limits of its abilities. The cloning process was a success, but only a partial data analysis was possible, and its true form has not yet emerged.||„|
|~ VS Dark Matter Clone|
The Dark Matter Clone is a minor boss appearing in Planet Robobot, being a incomplete version of the Original Dark Matter created by Star Dream.
Powers and Stats
Name: Dark Matter Clone
Classification: Incomplete clone of Dark Matter
Attack Potency: Multi-Solar System level (Is a clone of Dark Matter having all physical similarities to the original but it's still considered a inferior version, however, it was able to absorb a massive portion of Star Dream's power so that he could fight Kirby)
Speed: Massively FTL+ (Should be comparable to the Original Dark Matter)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Durability: Multi-Solar System level
Stamina: Very High
Range: Standard Melee Range, interstellar with projectiles
Standard Equipment: Gis Blade
Weaknesses: None notable
- Corruption: Despite not being visible where the victims are, Dark Matter can corrupt others with dark clouds and potentially without them: Dark Matter was stated to control others with dark clouds, this is shown in Dream Land 3 as a massive cloud of Dark Matter dispersing through the planet "luring the inhabitants of PopStar to evil". While going through the planet and fighting the victims, the Dark Matter beings and dark clouds are nowhere to be seen until defeating the bosses of that game and expelling Dark Matter's influence from sectors of the planet. In Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards it's indicated many times in the Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Strategy Guide that Dark Matter had incluenced beings on the 6 different planets Kirby & co. travel through, despite the fact that once again Dark Matter beings and dark clouds aren't shown while traveling for most of those planets (it should be noticed that said guide has several inaccuracies in it, however it is still an official guide, the information is repeated numerous times, and the game alone already suggests this by having the randomly scattered Crystal Shards hidden and guarded by enemies. Additionally, Ripple Star, a planet that was completely took over and covered by Dark Matter, doesn't always show dark clouds in its levels). All of this indicates that Dark Matter are able to influence others without physically entering inside of them, and presumably without using mind-controlling clouds.
- For reference, a singular Dark Matter was able to target Dreamland and aim to eventually shroud the world in darkness, presumably referring to the use of dark clouds. The areas plagued by "pests" are portrayed to be continental-sized islands by the Nintendo Power magazine.
- As their influence was stated to have affected Planet Popstar and other planets in general during Dream Land 2 and Crystal Shards respectively, it presumably also affected Wapods and Noos, regular enemies present there that are ghosts. Though not all inhabitants from those planets were affected.
- This corruption also shows to work on robots such as Pluggs and HR-H in Crystal Shards.
- The dark clouds that mind control others seem to also be called Dark Matter.
- Possession: Dark Matter enters inside of the body of other and takes control of the person. While doing this, it is able to manipulate the victim's body, make it levitate, or transmute it entirely. Along with the Corruption, Dark Matter usually begins an encounter with others by possessing them as shown here, here and here. Took control of King Dedede off-screen by possessing him in Dream and 2. Along with Zero-Two, they possessed the Fairy Queen off-screen.
- Dark Laser: A dark, electricity-like energy beam of unknown properties (It's not real electricity as it doesn't have those properties when Gooey uses it, and it's not a real laser). It has a very high attack speed, with targets only being able to aim-dodge it.