Bio Spark (also spelled Biospark) is a common enemy in the Kirby series, first appearing in Kirby Super Star. Bio Spark is a ninja-like figure, who wears a cloak with a plume on the helmet. Although glimpses of his gloved hands and covered feet are shown, his only actual body parts seen are his glowing eyes, and he has no arms at all, similar to Blade Knight and Sir Kibble. Bio Spark usually wears black or purple, but is also seen wearing green.
Bio Spark the enemy can do many things usually attributed to a ninja, including:
- Throwing kunai knives when Kirby is far away;
- Slicing rapidly with a blade when Kirby gets too close;
- Hiding in the shadows;
- Grabbing his foe, jumping up, and flinging them to the ground (known as Air Drop).
Kirby Super Star (Ultra)
Bio Spark debuted in Kirby Super Star. In this title and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, he can become Kirby's Helper and perform all of the same moves as Ninja Kirby, including wall jumps. Bio Spark also gains access to the coveted Infinity Jump, which allows him to really show off his Ninja moves without being inhibited by a Hovering technique. However, Bio Spark suffers from reduced stamina when compared to Kirby.
In the remake's Helper to Hero mode, Bio Spark is one of the playable characters. In this mode, he wears a red cloak.
Bio Spark can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
|Bio Spark locations in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
Kirby: Squeak Squad
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Bio Spark often hides behind a sheet, making him both hard to see and invincible. When Kirby gets within a certain distance of Bio Spark, he lifts the sheet and attacks, which makes him vulnerable to being attacked or swallowed for the Ninja ability.
When possessed by Kirby's Ghost ability, Bio Spark can use the following moves (facing right):
- B: Knife throw
- →+B: Blade multislash
- ↑: Hide
- When touching a common enemy in midair: Air Drop
Bio Spark can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Bio Spark locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad|
|Stage||Prism Plains||Nature Notch||Cushy Cloud||Jam Jungle||Vocal Volcano||Ice Island||Secret Sea||Gamble Galaxy|
Kirby Mass Attack
While not appearing in the main game, Bio Spark cameos as an obstacle in the Sub-Game Kirby Brawlball. He occupies a small part of the board and will swipe at any Kirby ball that gets near. He is worth 100 points each time he is hit.
Kirby Star Allies
|"…I will walk the path of mastery."
Under cover of the night, hidden in villages, this elite ninja takes a journey to learn the ninja’s way. With his blade of violet lightning, he speeds through the land!
— Guest Star Bio Spark pause flavor text, Kirby Star Allies
Bio Spark makes his first 3D appearance in Kirby Star Allies, where he provides the Ninja ability as usual, as well as being recruitable as a Friend. Once recruited, Bio Spark can perform all of the same moves as Ninja Kirby, and can also have his blade augmented by elemental powers.
- Bio Spark appears as a Keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
- Bio Spark Helmet appears as one of Ninja Kirby's alternative Headgears in Kirby Battle Royale.
- Bio Spark's blade is called "Violet Lightning" according to Kirby Star Allies. Its original Japanese name, 紫電, can also be translated to mean "swordflash".
Names in other languages
|Vio Spark; derived from 紫電 (shiden), meaning "violet lightning" or "swordflash".|
"B" and "V" are interchangeable sounds in Japanese.
|German||Ja-Nin||Rearrangement of the English word "ninja"|