|Affiliation(s)|| Forces of Legion, Villain Alliance
|Original Appearance(s)||Kirby's Dream Land 3 (1997, Super NES)|
02 is the primary antagonist of the Kirby series and the "core" of the Dark Matter, a species of liquid-like creatures who can possess the bodies of other creatures and control their mind. Although 0 appears emotionless and cold, 02 is actually hatred given a physical body and cry tears of blood, a symbol of its venomous, undying hate for all living things. As the "core" of the Dark Matter, 02 control the vast hive mind in which all Dark Matter individuals and possessed beings exist in and can also use its own powers to artificially spawn infant Dark Matters for its own purposes.
Although 02 has been the antagonist of nearly every game in one form or another, 0 did not make a direct appearance in Kirby's Dreamland 2 on the Gameboy, the first game where the Dark Matter appear. Rather, it was a nameless agent of 0 that was the villain of the game.
02 appeared for the first time proper in Kirby's Dream Land 3 for the SNES where, following the Dark Matter's defeat in the previous game, 02 led an invasion force on Pop Star personally. 02 was defeated by Kirby using the Love Love Rod, a Legendary Weapon created from the happiness and hope of the inhabitants who escaped the Dark Matters' onslaught on their planet. 0's death caused the subsequent destruction of the Hyper Zone.
This would not be 0's final appearance, far from it though. 0 simply reformed on the Dark Matter homeworld, Dark Star, under the form of 0² and launched an assault on Ripple Star, a nearby planet, in order to capture the Crystal Sword, a powerful weapon. Ribbon, one of the fairies, escaped with the weapon before 0's forces could seize it and it was shattered into pieces as the Dark Matter agents chased down Ribbon. As Ribbon ended up on Pop Star and that Kirby decided to help her recover the shards of the Crystal Sword, 0 set a back-up plan into motion. 0 would hide within the fairy queen and let Kirby gather most of the pieces of the Crystal. Then, when he would come to Ripple Star, Kirby would defeat a mock-up of 0 (Miracle Matter) and the Dark Matter would fake out being defeated, lulling Kirby in a false feeling of security and fooling him into handing them the Crystal pieces he found. The plan ended in failure as Kirby found all the shards and the Crystal forced 0 to reveal itself. Kirby followed 0 to Dark Star, where 0's defeat caused a chain reaction that caused the destruction of the planet.
0 acts as a member of the Villain Alliance, a group of foes in the employ of Legion who plot to take Legion down and acquire his power for themselves.
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