Captain Vul

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Captain Vul
RoMK opening cutscene.jpg
Screenshot of Captain Vul (left) in the introductory cutscene.
First appearance Kirby Super Star (1996)
Latest appearance Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008)
Theme music

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Quote1.png My flying fortress, the Halberd, will now rule over all of Dream Land. Quote2.png
— Captain Vul in Revenge of Meta Knight - Chapter 2, Kirby Super Star Ultra

Captain Vul is a character in Kirby Super Star and its remake. He appears in the sub-game Revenge of Meta Knight. He pilots the Halberd and is a friend of Meta Knight, though he seems to think, truly or not, that he owns the flying fortress. He is only seen in the dialogue and introduction of the level.

Captain Vul is an anthropomorphic bird and, despite his name, appears to be a type of hawk or eagle. He wears a captain's outfit, also appropriate to his name. Vul is prone to panicking and making rash decisions, and unlike the Meta-Knights, is in no way a fighter. As such, he is never seen in the stages themselves.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Main article: Revenge of Meta Knight

Captain Vul debuts in Revenge of Meta Knight, though outside of cut-scenes and dialogue boxes, he is never actually seen in-game. As such, basically all information about him is gleaned from his dialogue. Captain Vul has 6 distinct portraits used in his dialogue, making him the most expressive character of the Halberd crew.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

One of Captain Vul's portraits from Kirby Super Star makes an appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe as a Keychain.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Captain Vul makes another cameo in Kirby Star Allies in a golden Stone transformation, standing alongside Meta Knight. This and his appearances in the pre-rendered cutscenes of Kirby Super Star Ultra mark his only appearances as a 3D model.


Quotes from Captain Vul in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
  • "Reactor 1, output normal."
  • "Adjust the balancer to ...0003!"
  • "Let's raise the anchor."
  • "Check anti-gravity plant. 1, 2, 3 OK!!"
  • "Release the sails, solar level 288!"
  • "Sir Meta-Knight, what shall we do?"
  • "Release Heavy Lobster! Quickly! Quickly!"
  • "Take off!"
  • "I'll conquer Dream Land with the Halberd!"
  • "All right. Shoot him!"
  • "Good. He will never catch up."
  • "All soldiers! Get Kirby. Now!"
  • "Now you get a taste of our power."
  • "Direct him to the front of the twin cannon."
  • "Oh no! He found it."
  • "Kirby will be torched! Wahahahahahaha!"
  • "Wahahahahahaha! Gahahahahahahaha! Hum."
  • "Holy cow! What happened?"
  • "Gu.....u!!"
  • "What is he trying to do?"
  • "Wait....I have an idea. Hee hee hee."
  • "Ready?"
  • "Be quiet! This is our only chance!"
  • "Don't fail again! Release Heavy Lobster!"
  • "Hee hee hee hee! Get Kirby!"
  • "That's not important now! Go ahead!"
  • "Don't worry! We've regained our balance."
  • "The bottom's weak... the wind is too strong."
  • "You chickens!"
  • "You idiot! You hid those?"
  • "Relax. The reactor can't be defeated!"
  • "Shhh! That's a SECRET!"
  • "Urgggh! Do SOMETHING!"
  • "Waaah! The ship's going down!"
  • "I'm not staying. I'm evacuating!"
  • "Reactor 1, output normal."
  • "Adjust the balancer to ...0003!"
  • "Let's raise the anchor."
  • "Check anti-gravity plant. 1, 2, 3 OK!!"
  • "Release the sails, solar level 288!"
  • "Lord Meta Knight, what is your command?"
  • "Whaat?! Throw the Heavy Lobster at 'im!"
  • "Hurry it up! Where's Heavy Lobster?!"
  • "Now! Take off!"
  • "My flying fortress, the Halberd, will now rule over all of Dream Land."
  • "Fire away! FIIIIRE!"
  • "All right. That should take care of him now."
  • "Listen, you lubbers! I want you all after that Kirby!"
  • "Now you will know the power of Meta Knight!"
  • "Well then, let's guide him in front of one of the cannons."
  • "Have we been found... ?"
  • "He'll be burnt to a crisp. Hahahaha!"
  • "Bwahahaha! Gahaha! ...Hm."
  • "What?! How could this be?"
  • "Everyone! We need to keep Kirby away from the left wing!"
  • "Arggh!"
  • "Hey! Where's Kirby now?"
  • "What's he doing there?!"
  • "Wait... I thought of something. Heeheehee."
  • "Has he made it into the armory?"
  • "Are we all ready?"
  • "Shut it! Now is our only chance to finish him!"
  • "This time we will succeed! Heavy Lobster, away!"
  • "Bwahahahaha! Crush him! CRUSH HIM!"
  • "Don't worry about it! Just press on!"
  • "Hm. Hmm. Having both wings destroyed may be just what we needed..."
  • "Not much we can do to him there... But the wind is strong."
  • "...All right, you lot."
  • "So you were the one hoarding them! You scallywag!"
  • "Never fear. I don't think Kirby can do anything to the reactor."
  • "Eeeyah! Don't even say things like that!"
  • "Ahhh! What are you idiots doing?!"
  • "Ahhh! This ship is done for! I gotta get out of here!"
  • "I'm escaping now! Don't think badly of me!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バル艦長
Baru Kanchō
Captain Vul
German Käpt'n Geyer Pun on "Geier" which means "Vulture"