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Official artwork of Marx in Kirby Star Allies.
A boss in Ultimate
Universe Kirby
Console of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Article on WiKirby Marx

Marx (マルク, Mark) is a character from the Kirby series, and is the primary antagonist of the Milky Way Wishes subgame in Kirby Super Star. He appears as a boss in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Marx confronting Kirby in Kirby Super Star Ultra.

Marx first appeared as a major character in the Kirby Super Star subgame Milky Way Wishes. In the subgame, Marx asks Kirby to gather the power of surrounding stars to awaken the Galactic Nova so the sun and moon can stop fighting. Once Kirby finds and awakes the Galactic Nova, Marx appears and asks it for the ability to rule Popstar. The Galactic Nova grants Marx's wish, causing him to become larger and grow crystal wings. After Kirby defeats him, Marx is sent flying into the Galactic Nova, causing it to explode.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, it is revealed that, after Marx is defeated, his body began to absorb the remaining energy from the exploded Galactic Nova, which transforms him into Marx Soul.

Marx appears as the final boss in Super Star's subgame The Arena. In addition to these appearances, Marx appears as the final boss in the Kirby Mass Attack subgame Kirby Brawlball, and as a playable character in Kirby Star Allies.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

While Marx himself does not make an appearance, a remix of the theme that plays when fighting him in Kirby Super Star, Vs. Marx, appears in Brawl and Smash 4 as a music track.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Marx (True Form) as he appears in Ultimate.

In Ultimate, Marx appears as a boss at the end of Kirby, Rosalina & Luma and Inkling's Classic Mode run, as well as in Adventure Mode: World of Light.

Marx's boss fight starts off with him using the moves that he similarly used against Kirby in Kirby Super Star:

  • Marx sends out four crescent blades from his body that all circle back to him. He may perform this move twice in a row.
  • Marx moves to the side of the screen to charge up and blast a large laser.
  • Marx floats to the top of the screen and drops a large ball that explodes into two ice balls that move horizontally when it hits the floor.
  • Marx flies offscreen and drops five small seeds that disappear into the ground. Large, thorny, plant-like growths will grow upward from where the seeds landed.
  • A shadow appears on the ground and follows the player. After a bit of time, the shadow doubles in size and Marx flies out of it.
  • Marx splits in two, opening a black hole that will attempt to absorb the player. If the player gets caught, they will take massive damage and get spiked into the ground.

However, Marx has moves neither seen in his original game or from his Soul incarnation in Kirby Super Star Ultra:

  • Marx's eyes go completely black, then black balls come out of them and start bouncing around the stage, dealing darkness damage to the player if they hit.
  • Marx moves to the middle of the screen and retracts his wings, where strange appendages grow out instead, spreading across the screen and dealing fire damage to the player.
  • Marx's eyes enlarge and grow multiple pupils, later sending out multiple laser beams from the eyes.

Upon death, Marx screams and starts flying around the stage sporadically. His wings break off as he reverts to his smaller form and lands face first on the ground. His body also temporarily alights in a purple flame that simmers out just before the announcer calls game.

In addition to his boss appearance, Marx appears in the game as a spirit in both of his normal and true forms, while his boss theme from Brawl returns as a music track. His hat is available for the Mii Fighters in the shop.


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