Blade Knight

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Blade Knight
KTD Blade Knight Artwork.png
Artwork of Blade Knight from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
First game Kirby's Adventure
Latest game Kirby Star Allies
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
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 red mask and plume, and should not be confused with Sword Knight.

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.

Physical appearance[edit]

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.

Since Kirby's Return to Dream Land, enemy Blade Knights are left-handed, but they become 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]

Adventure BladeKnight.png KNiD E BladeKnight.png 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
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 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  
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 Kirby Quest the 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 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.

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

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

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[edit]

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 friends, Blade Knight has less health than Kirby.

Blade Knight has his own adventure in Guest Star Blade Knight Staying Sharp, and can be selected in The Ultimate Choice.

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)

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.



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