Cupid

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Cupid
Cupid SqS.png
Artwork of Cupid Kirby from Kirby: Squeak Squad.
Details
First game Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)
Latest game Kirby Star Allies (2018, cameo)
Other game(s) Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (as a keychain)
Type(s) Unlimited uses
Obtained from Cupie
Power(s) Flying, shooting arrows
Similar to Archer
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Cupid (referred to as Angel in Kirby: Triple Deluxe) is a Copy Ability that first appeared in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. It also appears in Kirby: Squeak Squad. Kirby receives this ability by sucking up and swallowing a Cupie. While Kirby has the Cupid ability, he possesses a halo and a set of wings, along with a bow and arrows with heart-shaped tips. Using these, he can gently fly through the air while raining arrows down on enemies. These arrows do not travel quite as far or fast as those of the later Archer ability - as they can only travel so far before starting to fall downward - so Kirby will often need to position himself to let his arrows drop on opponents from a safe angle.

Game Appearances[edit]

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

Cupid Kirby makes his debut in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. Kirby can receive the Cupid ability by sucking up a Cupie or by touching a Copy Essence.

Cupid's moveset in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
(Star Bullet=10)
Element
Arrow
B (Hold for charge)
Cupid Kirby fires an arrow (no charge) or three arrows (charged).
  • Arrows can cut ropes.
  • Press ↑/↓ to aim while charging.
  • Charged arrows share the same hitbox and won't do triple damage when all hit, however.
3 (no charge)
5 (charged)
Slash
Fly
↑, or A in midair, then +Control Pad
Cupid Kirby can fly in 8 cardinal directions, replacing the standard hover. No No

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Cupid makes its second appearance in this game, and is once again obtained by swallowing Cupie. The ability has not fundamentally changed since Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, but obtaining the Ability Scroll for Cupid allows Kirby to charge up and fire three arrows at once.

Cupid's moveset in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
(Star Bullet=40)
Element
Arrow
B (Hold for charge)
Cupid Kirby fires an arrow (no charge) or three arrows (charged).
  • Arrows can cut ropes.
  • Press ↑/↓ to aim while charging.
  • Charging doesn't increase the power.
  • Charged arrows share the same hitbox and won't do triple damage when all hit, however.
10 Slash
Fly
↑, or A in midair, then +Control Pad
Cupid Kirby can fly in 8 cardinal directions, replacing the standard hover. No No
Rapid-fire
(Ability Scroll required)
Dash + B
Cupid Kirby fires three arrows at once that travel straight forward.
  • Arrows can cut ropes.
  • Can be used in midair.
  • The arrows share the same hitbox and won't do triple damage when all hit, however.
10 Slash

Cameo appearances[edit]

Profiles[edit]

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KatAM cover art.jpg Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Fire a pointy arrow. Press and release B to fire the arrow. Change where you aim with the +Control Pad.
USCover KSS.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad Fire pointy arrows. Press and release B to fire the arrows. Change where you aim with +.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror manual[edit]

  • "Cupid Kirby shoots an arrow at enemies with his bow while floating in midair. Press and hold B and then release it to fire more arrows farther!"

Trivia[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Videos[edit]

Official Kirby Portal video showcasing Cupid

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese エンジェル
Enjeru
Angel
Dutch Cupido Cupid
French Arcupidon Cupid's Bow
  • Likely a conjunction of Arc Cupidon
German Amoria Cupid
Italian Cupido Cupid
Russian Купидон
Kupidon
Cupid
Spanish Arkero Archer
  • Likely a misspelling of Arquero


References

  1. "あたるといたいをうちます
    おしてはなしてがとびます
    アクマのようなテンシです
    (Fire arrows that hurt. Press and release to fire the arrows. The angel is like a demon.)
    " —Pause description of Cupid (Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad, Japanese versions)