- This article is about the Gordo-like enemy which debuted in Kirby: Canvas Curse, and should not be confused with Blade.
|“||Blado certainly looks like he's doing his job, but it's becoming more and more obvious his heart is no longer in it. Part of him wants a co-worker to say something about it; the other part of him dreads that conversation.||”|
— Figurine description of Blado from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Blado is an invincible enemy which appears in both Kirby: Canvas Curse and its spiritual successor - Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. He is similar to Gordo in both shape and function, and will harm Kirby if he comes into contact with him.
Blado is a round creature with two eyes, much like Gordo, though he usually bears a more menacing expression than his older counterpart. Instead of simple spikes on his exterior, however, he has four curved blades which resemble axe heads. These spin around Blado as he moves, making him look even more threatening. Despite the different appearance though, Blado is not any more dangerous to touch than Gordo. His only real functional difference is that he moves in a circular pattern, connected to a chain.
Kirby: Canvas Curse
|“||This enemy circles in a single area and attacks with its sharp blades.||”|
— Kirby: Canvas Curse instruction booklet (NA print), page 16
Blado makes his first appearance in Kirby: Canvas Curse. He is often seen attached to a chain, spinning around in circles. Kirby cannot defeat Blado, and must instead try to avoid him. Notably, this game refers to Blado using neutral pronouns.
In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Blado appears in the following locations:
|Blado locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse|
|Reddy Land||Arange Gorge||Iello Adventure||Neo Greo||Bloo Hills||Omarine Zone||Wonder Lilane|
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
Blado returns in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, behaving as he did in previous games. He makes a continuous swinging sound while rotating on his path, and is found in several Challenge Mode stages in addition to the main Story Mode.
In Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Blado appears in the following locations:
|Blado locations in Kirby and the Rainbow Curse|
|Green Valley||Yellow Dunes||Indigo Ocean||Blue Sky Palace||Orange Woodland||Red Volcano||Purple Fortress|
Kirby Star Allies
In Kirby Star Allies, Yggy Woods and Parallel Woods drop Blados from their canopies. Dropped Blados fall quickly to the ground, then spin along the ground when leaving the area. This marks their first appearance in a main series title.
In Kirby Star Allies, Blado can be found in the following levels and stages:
- The spinning blade hazard from the stage Nature's Navel in Kirby Star Allies is called メガブレドー (Mega Blado) in Japanese.
Yggy Woods dropping some Blados on Falluna Moon in Kirby Star Allies
Names in other languages
|Play on "blade" and「ゴルドー」(Gorudō, Gordo)|
|European French||Hachi||Possibly from "hache" (axe) or "hacher" (to hack)|
|German||Klingor||Play on "Klinge" (blade) and "Gordo"|
|Italian||Rotolama||Combination of "rotolare" (to roll) and "lama" (blade)|