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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's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
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
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
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.
You'll gain the Sword ability by gulping this baddie down.
— Description of Blade Knight from the Kirby: Triple Deluxe website

Blade Knight is an enemy in the Kirby series that debuted in Kirby's Adventure along with his cousin Sword Knight. 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]

Blade Knight's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby's Adventure Enemy
Kirby Super Star Enemy and playable character Blade Knight can be played as when recruited as a Helper.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Enemy As this is the remake of Kirby's Adventure, his role doesn't change.
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 Kirby Quest Sub-Game.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Enemy
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy Enemy in New Challenge Stages. Kirby's Adventure and Kirby Super Star are included, where Blade Knight has the exact same role.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Enemy Also appears as a keychain.
Kirby Fighters Deluxe Reference The Rare Hat for Sword Kirby is based on him.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Enemy
Kirby Star Allies Enemy and playable character Blade Knight can be recruited as a Friend.
Kirby Fighters 2 Reference The Rare Hat from Kirby Fighters Deluxe returns in this game.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Enemy Also appears as a figure.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Appears on a Character Treat.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Trophy
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Trophy

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

Kirby about to run down a Blade Knight using the Wheel ability in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

KA Blade Knight sprite.png KNiDL Blade Knight sprite.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 No No No Yes No Yes Yes
Stage 2 No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Stage 3 No No Yes No No No Yes
Stage 4 Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 5 N/A No Yes No No Yes No
Stage 6 N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes No

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby and a Blade Knight helper in Kirby Super Star.

KSSU Blade Knight Sprite.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 health 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 also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.

When Blade Knight is damaged in both games, a single eye is revealed underneath his face mask.

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 No RoMK Chapter 4 No
Float Islands Yes RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds Yes RoMK Chapter 6 Yes
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains No Floria No
Mallow Castle Yes Aquarius Yes
Cocoa Cave No Skyhigh No
Candy Mountain Yes Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius No
Trial Room 2 No Mekkai No
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon No
Crystal No ??? No
Old Tower No Purple Plants No
Garden No Illusion Islands No
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 No The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 Yes

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 Special Edition[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 Special Edition 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 Yes No Yes No No
Raisin Ruins No Yes Yes No No
Onion Ocean Yes No No No N/A
White Wafers No No Yes Yes No
Nutty Noon Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Egg Engines Yes No No No No
Dangerous Dinner No Yes Yes N/A N/A

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

Kirby inhaling a Blade Knight in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

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 Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Old Odyssey Yes No No Yes No N/A Yes N/A
Wild World No Yes No No No N/A No N/A
Endless Explosions Yes No Yes No Yes N/A Yes N/A
Royal Road No No No No Yes N/A No No

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 Yes Yes No No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Resolution Road Yes No No Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Yes No No Yes No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Yes No No No Yes N/A Yes N/A
Rhythm Route Yes Yes Yes No No N/A No N/A
Access Ark No Yes Yes No Yes N/A Yes Yes

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, a Rare Hat based on Blade Knight can be unlocked for Sword Kirby. It is unlocked by completing Single Player mode with Sword.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Kirby traveling with a Blade Knight ally in 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 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]

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

Blade Knight locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Dream Land Far-Flung Starlight Heroes
Green Gardens Yes Planet Earthfall No
Donut Dome Yes Falluna Moon Yes
Honey Hill No Planet Misteen Yes
Fruity Forest No Mareen Moon Yes
Clash at Castle Dedede No Planet Caverna No
Extra Eclair Yes Grott Moon Yes
Planet Popstar Planet Frostak Yes
Friendly Field Yes Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort Yes Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge Yes Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands No Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus Yes
Jambastion Extra Planet α Yes
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet β No
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet γ Yes
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet δ No
Western Outer Wall No Ability Planet Yes
Inner Sanctum Yes Heroes in Another Dimension
Heavenly Hall Yes Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B Yes Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV Yes

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

In Kirby Fighters 2, the Rare Hat from Kirby Fighters Deluxe inspired by Blade Knight returns. It is now named the Blade Knight Helm, and is unlocked after reaching Fighters Rank 15.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land[edit]

Blade Knight in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Blade Knight reappears in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and once again provides the Sword ability. In addition to his regular sword swipes, Blade Knight can also perform the Sword Spin technique. He may be seen guarding a specific location, or may chase after Kirby.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Blade Knight can be found in the following stages:

Blade Knight locations in Kirby and the Forgotten Land  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Point of Arrival Yes The Tropical Terror No An Unexpected Beast King No The Beast Pack's Final Stand Yes
Downtown Grassland Yes Welcome to Wondaria No The Wastes Where Life Began No In the Presence of the King No
Through the Tunnel Yes Circuit Speedway No Searching the Oasis No Lab Discovera No
Rocky Rollin' Road Yes Invasion at the House of Horrors No Alivel Mall (Staff Side) Yes Forgo Plains Yes
A Trip to Alivel Mall Yes The Wondaria Dream Parade Yes Moonlight Canyon No Forgo Bay Yes
The Brawl at the Mall No Danger under the Big Top No Collector in the Sleepless Valley No Forgo Park Yes
Abandoned Beach No Northeast Frost Street No Enter the Fiery Forbidden Lands Yes Forgo Horns No
Concrete Isles No Metro on Ice No Conquer the Inferno Road No Forgo Wasteland No
Scale the Cement Summit Yes Windy, Freezing Seas No Burning, Churning Power Plant No Forgo Zone Yes
Fast-Flowing Waterworks Yes The Battle of Blizzard Bridge Yes Gathering of the Beast Council Yes Forgo Land No

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Blade Knight appears on a Character Treat, using his artwork as a Friend with Blizzard Sword from Kirby Star Allies.

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.

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
Portuguese Blade Knight -
Spanish Sharpe Knight Sharp Knight