- This article is about the sword-wielding foe with the magenta face mask and red plume, and should not be confused with Sword Knight.
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.
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.
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
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.
Blade Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
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.
Blade Knight can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
Kirby Mass Attack
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
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.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Blade Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot
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.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Blade Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:
In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Blade Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:
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.
In Kirby Star Allies, Blade Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby Fighters 2
In Kirby Fighters 2, a Rare Hat inspired by Blade Knight appears. It is unlocked after reaching Fighters Rank 15.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Blade Knight appears as a Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl:
||"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."
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Blade Knight appears as a Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U:
||American English description
||British English description
||"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!
- 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.
- 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.
Artwork from Kirby's Adventure
Artwork from Kirby Super Star
Icon from Kirby Super Star
Artwork from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Helper sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Icon from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Screenshot from Kirby Star Allies
Artwork as a Friend from Kirby Star Allies
Names in other languages
jiàn qí shì
|literally 'Sword Knight'
- Not to be confused with Sword Knight who doesn't have an official Chinese name yet.
jiàn qí shì