|“||"…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 Savage Silence Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies
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 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).
|Bio Spark's video game appearances|
|Kirby Super Star||Enemy and playable character||Bio Spark can be played as when recruited as a Helper.|
|Kirby: Squeak Squad||Enemy|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Enemy and playable character||As this is the remake of Kirby Super Star, his role doesn't change.|
|Kirby Mass Attack||Enemy||Enemy in the Sub-Game Kirby Brawlball.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Reference||A collectible Keychain of Bio Spark appears.|
|Kirby Battle Royale||Reference||One of the Rare Outfits for Ninja Kirby is based on him.|
|Kirby Star Allies||Enemy and playable character||Bio Spark can be recruited as a Friend.|
Kirby Super Star / 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 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 health when compared to Kirby.
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 of Kirby Mass Attack, 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. Once he is hit, Tac will activate on the top left corner. Bio Spark will also throw ninja stars that are worth 800 points.
Kirby Star Allies
Bio Spark makes his first 3-D 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 can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby Star Allies:
- Bio Spark appears as a Keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
- Bio Spark's helmet appears as one of Ninja Kirby's alternative Headgears in Kirby Battle Royale.
- Bio Spark's blade is explicitly named in the Japanese version of Kirby Star Allies, being called 紫電 in his Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! Pause Screen description, which can be translated to "swordflash". In the English version however, the sword isn't named, and rather is said to be "of violet lightning", utilizing another translation of the kanji.
- Bio Spark's Japanese name is derived from this same kanji.
Kirby Card Swipe card from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Bio Spark
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"|
|Spanish||Ninjaku||Pun on the word ninja|