Axe Knight

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Axe Knight
NiDL AxKnight.png
Artwork from Nightmare in Dream Land.
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First game Kirby's Adventure
Latest game Kirby: Battle Royale
Other game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby Mass Attack, Kirby: Triple Deluxe (cameo as keychain), Kirby: Planet Robobot (cameo)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Javelin Knight, Mace Knight, Trident Knight, Butch
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Axe Knight (also spelled Ax Knight) is a recurring enemy throughout the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Adventure and making its most recent appearance in Kirby: Battle Royale. It is, relatively, a Kirby-sized creature, sporting a large, purple & gold, spike-ridden helmet with curved horns, and a small, skull-like body. It has unusually hollowed eyes, with red pupils, and wears small, oval, blue-hued slippers and round, white gloves. As its name indicates, Axe Knight is armed with a battle axe.

Along with Javelin Knight, Mace Knight and Trident Knight, Axe Knight is part of a small group of combatants, led by Meta Knight, appropriately named Meta-Knights. As such, it is one of the enemy types encountered during a Meta-Knights Mid-Boss fight, and normally must be destroyed at least once, in order to win the battle. On very rare occasions, it can also be found outside of a Mid-Boss encounter, portrayed as a regular enemy.

Aside from battling Kirby, one particular Axe Knight assists Meta Knight inside the main cabin of the Halberd in Revenge of Meta Knight.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Axe Knight appears in Meta Knightmare Returns along with the rest of the Meta-Knights as part of Meta Knight's Meta Knightmares move.

In Kirby: Battle Royale, an Axe Knight serves as Meta Knight's partner for the Platinum League Qualifiers in Dedede's Cake Royale. He has the same move-set as Cutter Kirby.

Trivia

  • Axe Knight's appearance as an axe-wielding warrior with a horned helmet may be a nod to the popular depiction of the Vikings.
  • Due to its appearance in Kirby: Battle Royale, Axe Knight is the only one of the Meta-Knights who has appeared on its own without the others.

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
French Sieur Lahache Sir La-axe
Spanish Axe Knight