Blade Knight

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Blade Knight
KTD Blade Knight Artwork.png
Artwork of Blade Knight from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby Fighters 2 (2020) (cameo)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (Kirby Quest)
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
New Challenge Stages
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Copy Ability Sword
Similar entities Sword Knight, Super Blade Knight, Heavy Knight, Gigant Edge
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This article is about the sword-wielding foe with the magenta face mask and red plume, and should not be confused with Sword Knight.
Quote1.png You'll gain the Sword ability by gulping this baddie down. Quote2.png
— Description of Blade Knight from the Kirby: Triple Deluxe website

Blade Knight is an enemy in the Kirby series that debuts in Kirby's Adventure. He is a swordsman of small stature that wears green armor with a red plume on his helmet. He attacks by swinging his sword and grants Kirby the Sword Copy Ability when inhaled.

Physical appearance[edit]

Blade Knight wears a set of green armor with a red plume on his helmet which has a magenta face mask and a gold visor. He wears a blue belt around his body, white gloves, and brown boots. On his shoulder pauldrons, he has two gold symbols which resemble tridents on them.

In older games, Blade Knight wore yellow boots and had a dark blue body, though this was altered later on. The official artwork from Kirby's Adventure depicted Blade Knight with insect-like antennae and no plume. In Kirby's Adventure and Kirby's Pinball Land, he has two hairs on his head like Waddle Doo.

Since Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Blade Knight is left-handed, but becomes right-handed like Sword Kirby when recruited as a Friend in Kirby Star Allies.

Game appearances[edit]

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

KA Blade Knight sprite.png KNiD E BladeKnight.png Blade Knight makes his first appearance in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, along with Sword Knight. Both of them act mainly the same in this game and both provide the Sword ability when inhaled. In Kirby's Adventure, it can also be difficult to tell the two apart.

Locations[edit]

Blade Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:

Blade Knight locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
Stage 1 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Stage 4 Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 5 N/A Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 6 N/A N/A Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

BladeSSU.png Blade Knight appears in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra as the primary source of the Sword ability, acting much the same as in his last appearance. He can be recruited as a Helper representing said ability, whereupon he will gain all of Sword Kirby's moves and gain an Infinity Jump, with a drawback being reduced maximum stamina compared to the pink puffball.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Blade Knight also appears as a selectable character in Helper to Hero. Sword Knight appears exclusively in the remake as well, but has been differentiated from Blade Knight in a few ways, giving him a few tricks that Blade Knight does not have.

Locations[edit]

Blade Knight can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Blade Knight locations in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 4 Xmark.png
Float Islands Yescheck.png RoMK Chapter 5 Xmark.png
Bubbly Clouds Yescheck.png RoMK Chapter 6 Xmark.png
Mt. Dedede Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 7 Xmark.png
Peanut Plains Xmark.png Floria Xmark.png
Mallow Castle Yescheck.png Aquarius Yescheck.png
Cocoa Cave Xmark.png Skyhigh Xmark.png
Candy Mountain Yescheck.png Hotbeat Xmark.png
Trial Room 1 Xmark.png Cavius Xmark.png
Trial Room 2 Xmark.png Mekkai Xmark.png
Sub-Tree Xmark.png Halfmoon Xmark.png
Crystal Xmark.png ???? Xmark.png
Old Tower Xmark.png Purple Plants Xmark.png
Garden Xmark.png Illusion Islands Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 1 Xmark.png Crash Clouds Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 2 Xmark.png The Revenge Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 3 Yescheck.png

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

In the Kirby Quest Sub-Game from Kirby Mass Attack, Blade Knight and Sword Knight appear together with Meta Knight during certain battles, which references their roles in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land & Kirby's Dream Collection[edit]

A Blade Knight from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Blade Knight makes his first 3-D appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. His main objective is to either hold position or walk slowly and swipe at Kirby if he gets close enough. He also has a super variant called Super Blade Knight and a similar-looking Mid-Boss called Gigant Edge.

Blade Knight also appears in Kirby's Dream Collection in the New Challenge Stages game, directly taken from his appearance and function in Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Blade Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:

Blade Knight locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Cookie Country Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Raisin Ruins Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Onion Ocean Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A
White Wafers Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Nutty Noon Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png
Egg Engines Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Dangerous Dinner Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png N/A N/A

Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Blade Knight returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby: Planet Robobot. He acts nearly the same as in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, he also appears as a randomly obtained keychain in his 16-bit sprite form from Kirby Super Star.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Blade Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:

Blade Knight locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Fine Fields Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Lollipop Land Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Wild World Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Endless Explosions Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Royal Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Blade Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:

Blade Knight locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A N/A
Resolution Road Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png N/A
Rhythm Route Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Access Ark Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Yescheck.png Yescheck.png

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Quote1.png "I will be a swordmaster like my idol!"
This green warrior swears upon his blade that he will master his weapon, learn how to attack with flame, wind, and lightning, and ultimately conquer the world!
Quote2.png
— Guest Star Blade Knight Staying Sharp Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Blade Knight appears in Kirby Star Allies, and is the main representative of the Sword ability, being recruitable as a Friend who can fight with just as much prowess as Sword Kirby. When recruited, Blade Knight can also have his sword infused with elements such as Sizzle and Bluster. Like many Friends, Blade Knight has less health than Kirby.

Blade Knight has his own adventure in Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! and can be selected in The Ultimate Choice as a playable character.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies, Blade Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:

Blade Knight locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Yescheck.png Falluna Moon Xmark.png
Donut Dome Yescheck.png Planet Misteen Yescheck.png
Honey Hill Xmark.png Mareen Moon Yescheck.png
Fruity Forest Xmark.png Planet Caverna Xmark.png
Clash at Castle Dedede Xmark.png Grott Moon Yescheck.png
Extra Eclair Yescheck.png Planet Frostak Yescheck.png
Friendly Field Yescheck.png Blizzno Moon Xmark.png
Reef Resort Yescheck.png Planet Towara Xmark.png
Echo's Edge Yescheck.png Gabbel Moon Xmark.png
Nature's Navel Xmark.png Star Lavadom Xmark.png
Sacred Square Xmark.png Sizzlai Moon Xmark.png
Inside Islands Xmark.png Jambandra Base Yescheck.png
Duplex Dream Xmark.png The Divine Terminus Xmark.png
Gatehouse Road Xmark.png Extra Planet α Yescheck.png
Eastern Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet β Xmark.png
Longview Corridor Xmark.png Extra Planet γ Xmark.png
Western Outer Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet δ Xmark.png
Inner Sanctum Yescheck.png Ability Planet Yescheck.png
Heavenly Hall Xmark.png Dimension I Xmark.png
Sector A Xmark.png Dimension II Xmark.png
Sector B Yescheck.png Dimension III Xmark.png
Sector C Xmark.png Dimension IV Yescheck.png
Planet Earthfall Xmark.png

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Kirby Fighters 2, a Rare Hat inspired by Blade Knight appears. It is unlocked after reaching Fighters Rank 15.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Blade Knight appears as a Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl:

Image Description Found in
Blade Knight - Brawl Trophy.png "A sword wielder covered head to toe in armor. Kirby can copy his Sword ability by inhaling him. Blade Knight has a variety of sword techniques, including chops and 100-slash combo attacks. As a helper, you can take him with you, and he will assist by taking out enemies with sword attacks. He's about as strong as Sword Knight." Kirby's Adventure

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Blade Knight appears as a Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U:

Image American English description British English description
BladeKnightTrophyWiiU.png "This enemy from Dream Land strikes out with his sword. There's an old saying that you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer - and there's nothing closer than inhaling an enemy! Once Kirby has copied the Sword ability, he can summon Blade Knight as a Helper!" "A knight enemy from Dream Land who often gets in Kirby's way. There's an old saying, though, that you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Well, nothing will get your enemies closer than inhaling them! And when Kirby copies the Sword ability in Kirby Super Star Ultra, he can summon Blade Knight as a Helper! "

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Main article: Blade Knight (anime character)

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Blade Knight is an assistant to Meta Knight, and has the same basic job as Sword Knight. In the English dub, he speaks with an Australian accent. In that dub and several others, however, Blade Knight doesn't speak as coherent as he does in the Japanese version, sometimes to the point to where he can’t be understood at all by the viewer. Despite that, the characters in the show seem to understand him perfectly fine. This happens quite possibly because of his face mask.

Trivia[edit]

  • The Rare Outfit of Sword Kirby in Kirby Fighters Deluxe is based on Blade Knight.
  • When Blade Knight is damaged in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, a single eye is revealed underneath his face mask.

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブレイドナイト
Bureido Naito
Blade Knight
Traditional Chinese 劍騎士
jiàn qí shì
literally 'Sword Knight'
  • Not to be confused with Sword Knight who doesn't have an official Chinese name yet.
Simplified Chinese 剑骑士
jiàn qí shì
Dutch Blade Knight -
French Sharpe Knight Sharp Knight
German Sharpe Knight Sharp Knight
Italian Sharpe Knight Sharp Knight
Korean 블레이드 나이트
Beulleideu Naiteu
Blade Knight
Spanish Sharpe Knight Sharp Knight