- This article is about the sword-wielding foe with the red mask and plume, and should not be confused with Sword Knight.
|You'll gain the Sword ability by gulping this baddie down.|
— Description of Blade Knight from the Kirby: Triple Deluxe website
Blade Knight is a swordsman of small stature wearing green armor, and a reoccurring enemy in the Kirby series. He attacks by swinging his blade, and grants Kirby the Sword Copy Ability when swallowed. He is the Helper for the Sword ability in Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Star Allies. In Meta Knightmare Ultra of Kirby Super Star Ultra, he (or Sword Knight) can also be summoned by Meta Knight as a Helper to aid him in battle. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, there is a more powerful form of this enemy called Super Blade Knight that yields the Ultra Sword Super Ability.
- 1 Physical Appearance
- 2 Game Appearances
- 2.1 Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
- 2.2 Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
- 2.3 Kirby Mass Attack
- 2.4 Kirby's Return to Dream Land & Kirby's Dream Collection
- 2.5 Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot
- 2.6 Kirby Star Allies
- 2.7 Super Smash Bros. series
- 3 Anime
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Names in other languages
Blade Knight usually wears a set of green armor with a red tassel on the helmet and two yellow trident symbols on the shoulder pads, though variants of other colors also exist. His body is often depicted blue or green, wearing a blue belt. Despite having shoulder pads, he does not have visible arms. In addition, he has no visible eyes on his magenta face unlike Sword Knight.
Prior to Kirby Super Star, Blade Knight has a slightly different look. The official artwork from Kirby's Adventure depicts Blade Knight with insect-like antennae and no tassel, and his sprites in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby's Pinball Land have two hairs on his head like Waddle Doo's.
Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Blade Knight makes his first appearance in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, along with Sword Knight. Both of them act mainly the same in this game, and both provide the Sword ability when inhaled. In the original NES game, it can also be difficult to tell the two apart.
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|
Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
Blade Knight appears in these games as the primary source of the Sword ability, acting much the same as in Kirby's Adventure. He can also 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 cannot do.
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|
|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 Mass Attack
Kirby's Return to Dream Land & Kirby's Dream Collection
Blade Knight makes his 3-D debut 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.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot
Blade Knight comes back in these two games, once again as an enemy. 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.
Kirby Star Allies
|"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!
— Guest Star Blade Knight Staying Sharp Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies
Blade Knight appears in this title, 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 helpers, Blade Knight has less health than Kirby.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Blade Knight appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl:
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Blade Knight appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U:
- Main article: Blade Knight (anime)
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. But in that dub and several others, 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, but the characters in the show seem to understand him perfectly fine. This happens quite possibly because of his face mask. Yet, words that bear importance such as names are spelled out clearly.
In the English version of the anime, Blade Knight is voiced by a male. However, in the original Japanese, "his" voice comes from a female voice actress.
Names in other languages
jiàn qí shì
|literally 'Sword Knight'
jiàn qí shì
|French||Sharpe Knight||Sharp Knight|
|German||Sharpe Knight||Sharp Knight|
|Italian||Sharpe Knight||Sharp Knight|
|Spanish||Sharpe Knight||Sharp Knight|