Axe Knight

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Axe Knight
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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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This article is about the axe-wielding member of the Meta-Knights, and should not be confused with Butch from Kirby's Dream Land 2.

Axe 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 the 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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Axe Knight debuts along with the other Meta-Knights in Kirby's Adventure and reappears in the remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. He appears in ambush encounters along with other members of the Meta-Knights, and has two different ways of attacking. He can either continuously strike with his axe while stepping forward, or throw his axe like a boomerang. His axe can be an issue, but he is easy to defeat.

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)[edit]

Axe Knight returns as an enemy and member of the Meta-Knights in Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra. In addition to appearaing as part of an ambush, he may also be found in some stages as a regular enemy.

One particular Axe Knight assists Meta Knight inside the main cabin of the Halberd in Revenge of Meta Knight, and shares dialogue with the other members of the Halberd Crew. Most of his dialogue involves reporting Kirby's status to Captain Vul and Meta Knight as the pink puffball slowly destroys their ship.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Instead of making a formal appearance, Axe Knight can be found as a collectable keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

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

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

In Kirby Battle Royale, Axe Knight serves as Meta Knight's partner for the Gold League Qualifier Battle in Dedede's Cake Royale. He has the same move-set as Cutter Kirby, and is not playable. This role gives Axe Knight the distinction of being the only member of the Meta-Knights who makes a physical appearance separate from his other colleagues.

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

Gallery[edit]

Quotes[edit]

The following are all of Axe Knight's lines of dialogue from Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. For greater context, see the Revenge of Meta Knight chapter pages:

Quotes from Axe Knight in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
  • "K...Kirby's here! He's heading towards us!"
  • "Kirby's in the rocket valve!"
  • "OK! Main engine ignition!"
  • "Kirby's been blown to the ocean!"
  • "Kirby is flying back toward us!"
  • "We got him! He fell into the forest."
  • "We shot down Dyna Blade!"
  • "Kirby is getting close to the twin cannon."
  • "Kirby is heading toward the left wing."
  • "Serious damage to the left wing! Approx.74%!"
  • "Kirby is moving into the duct."
  • "Is this OK, Sir?"
  • "Oh no, our battleship is being destroyed..."
  • "Kirby's outside! He's going under the ship!"
  • "Kirby's entered from underneath the ship."
  • "I'm afraid of heights!"
  • "Kirby is heading toward the reactor!"
  • "Bad news! The reactor's been damaged!"
  • "We are losing power! Engine No.3! Engine No.5!"
  • "No, I want to stay with you, Sir!"
  • "Wait, Kirby!!"
  • "Sir Meta-Knight, you're on your own!"
  • "Kirby's here! He's flying this way!"
  • "Captain Vul, Kirby's infiltrated the rocket valve!"
  • "Ready for takeoff now! She can fly at any time!"
  • "OK! Main engine ignition!"
  • "Looks like Kirby was blown into the ocean."
  • "Kirby is flying after us!"
  • "Kirby is hit! He's fallen in the woods."
  • "Dyna Blade has been shot down!"
  • "Kirby is now approaching Main Cannon #2."
  • "Ahh! Main Cannon #2 was destroyed!"
  • "Kirby is now heading for the left wing!"
  • "The left wing is destroyed! Damage to 74% of the wing!"
  • "We got him on radar! He's in the ducts!"
  • "Are we really doing this?"
  • "Ahh... Looks like our ship is falling apart..."
  • "Kirby is climbing around the outside of the ship, heading for the helm."
  • "Kirby is moving along the base of the ship."
  • "And it's high."
  • "Kirby is headed for the reactor!"
  • "The reactor has been destroyed!"
  • "All systems failing! No.3 and No.5 engines are gone!"
  • "I will stay until the bitter end."
  • "Wait, Kirby!!"
  • "Lord Meta Knight, please take care!"

Names in other languages[edit]

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