Galeem

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Not to be confused with Galleom.

Galeem
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Official artwork of Galeem in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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A boss in Ultimate
Universe Super Smash Bros.
Console of origin Nintendo Switch

Galeem (キーラ, Kiira) is one of the two main antagonists of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Adventure Mode: World of Light along with his dark counterpart Dharkon. He is described as "Lord of Light" and the "ultimate enemy" in the World of Light.

History

Prior to the events of the mode, Galeem attacks the fighters, commanding an army of Master Hands. He uses his light attack to destroy and imprison all fighters except for Kirby, in addition to turning most non-playable characters into spirits; his attack engulfs the entire galaxy in a burst of light, leaving the world a barren wasteland inhabited by hostile puppet fighters cloned from the fighters imprisoned by Galeem. After Galeem's first defeat, Dharkon appears along with his army of Crazy Hands, driving Galeem away. Galeem later returns when Dharkon is defeated and flees into a dark portal. In the final world, Galeem wages war with Dharkon, while also seeking to destroy the fighters. If only Dharkon is defeated, Galeem destroys Dharkon's army and strike him, killing him by engulf the world in light, resulting in one of two bad endings. The True ending can be obtained by defeating both Galeem and Dharkon. Both Galeem and Dharkon are finally defeated by the fighters, sinking into the ocean and exploding thereafter.

Battle

Galeem can only be damaged by attacking its core. It has the following attacks:

  • Galeem creates two small plus-shaped objects that explode in beams of light like X Bombs.
  • Galeem's wings unravel into three drill-like objects which slam into the ground.
  • Galeem produces two False characters to support it. These false characters will eventually self-destruct after a period of time.
  • Galeem's core splits into three yellow spheres of light, which fire a barrage of smaller projectiles.
  • Galeem produces a large blue sphere of light, which breaks apart into six smaller spheres that attempt to home in on the fighter.
  • A crisscrossing mass of small purple lines appear on the screen, which will mark the position of powerful laser beams. The beams deal heavy damage but can be avoided with extremely precise positioning.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Galeem's name is a corruption of the word "gleam," and his name in Japanese is a corruption of the Japanese onomatopoeia "キラキラ" (shine, twinkle). Both names are tied to the Adventure Mode motif of light.
    • Kiira is additionally similar to the Japanese transliteration of "killer" (キラー, Kiraa), using the same characters aside from the placement of the long-vowel mark.
  • The wings on Galeem's body glow in the same colors as the ones on the Super Smash Bros. 4 logos.
  • His appearance as an ethereal being of light with six wings resembles Seraphim.
    • In the Abrahamic religions, the appearance of a Seraph in the mortal realm signifies the end of the world. This reflects Galeem's role in World of Light as the one who attempted to destroy everyone in existence, turning them all (except for the fighters) into spirits.


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