Cutter

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KRTDL Cutter.png
Official Artwork from Kirby's Return to Dream Land
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Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Last Game Kirby Star Allies
Other Game(s) Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby Super Star
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby: Battle Royale
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Sir Kibble, Kibble Blade, Kapar, boomerang-wielding Poppy Bros. Jr., green staff-wielding Bukiset, Sawyer;
Mr. Shine's star projectiles, Marx's arrows, Marx Soul's arrows
Power(s) Cuts enemies, ropes and grass with a curved blade that can also be thrown as a boomerang.
Helper Sir Kibble
Comparable to Sword, Ninja, Spear, Leaf;
Smash (Final Cutter)
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Cutter is an ability primarily obtained by absorbing a boomerang-throwing enemy. This power allows Kirby to perform one of several boomerang-like attacks, the actual variations of which vary between games. It was introduced with a yellow color in Kirby's Adventure, while in Kirby Super Star it was changed to blue, then yellow again in Kirby's Dream Land 3 and all subsequent games (including Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby's Return to Dream Land and onward).

Notable Game Appearances

Kirby's Adventure

Cutter Kirby first appearance is Kirby's Adventure which marks the debut of Copy Abilities. the player can make Kirby throw up to 3 cutters that return like boomerangs by pressing B button. Kirby uses the default sprite for this ability.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra

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Kirby Super Star Ultra icon

In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby can also obtain the cutter ability through Copy Essence Deluxes. With the cutter ability equipped, Kirby can create Sir Kibble as a helper. Kirby's visual appearance only changes by the addition of a yellow helmet.

Cutter moveset for Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Cutter Boomerang
B
Cutter Dash
Dash + B
Sweep Cutter
Hold B in air
Cutter Drop
(down) + B in air
Cleaving Cutter
B near foe
Nonstop Cutter Final Cutter
B B B near foe

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

The Cutter copy ability undergoes a redesign in the third dimension, in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, though the method used to obtain it is identical to previous versions. Instead of throwing some sort of sharp projectile, Kirby uses his own flesh to produce a boomerang-like weapon that can be used in the same fashion. New to The Crystal Shards is the process of copy ability upgrading and intermixing - the Cutter ability can be upgraded simply by swallowing two boomerang-like or boomerang-throwing enemies; the new power will be a large, curvaceous projectile that is created from a great percentage Kirby's small body, not to mention the spikes the boomerang boasts on its outer edge.

Like all copy abilities in The Crystal Shards, the Cutter ability can be mixed with other abilities to produce different effects. For example, mixing the Fire and Cutter copy abilities will yield a flaming sword, a power that takes both attributes into account, while intertwining the Bomb and Cutter abilities will yield a explosive throwing-star projectile.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

The Cutter copy ability is also existent in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Kirby's Cutter Ability is fairly similar in appearance and functionality to the Cutter Kirby in Kirby Super Star. The Cutter ability is used often to cut ropes, notably, one Energy Sphere in the game requires use of Cutter Boomerang to access, and cannot be accessed with any other ability.

Moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Skill Button Execution Description
Cutter Boomerang
1
The basic Cutter ability; Kirby tosses a bladed boomerang forwards. After a short distance the blade accelerates backwards; if Kirby does not catch it, it will travel an indefinite distance horizontally. Cutter blades can be curved vertically with the D-Pad while in flight and are destroyed upon hitting something.
Hyper Boomerang
Hold 1, release
A significantly larger cutting blade. Acts identically to a regular one, but can bounce off walls before breaking and travels through enemies.
Cutter Dash
Dash + 1
Kirby dashes forwards holding out a blade.
Sweep Cutter
Hold 1 in midair
While falling, Kirby holds out a blade as long as the button is held. If an enemy is hit Kirby will bounce away.
Cutter Drop
↓ + 1 in midair
A diving blade attack.
Cleaving Cutter
1 next to foe
Kirby takes a blade and swipes it forwards.
Final Cutter
1 repeatedly next to foe
After a series of swipes, Kirby leaps upwards and drops downwards, dragging the nearby enemy alongside and shooting out a beam on landing.

Kirby: Battle Royale

Cutter is one of the first abilities available in Kirby: Battle Royale, and is also available along with Sword and Beetle in the Demo version. It is distinguished from the other abilities by its blade projectiles being able to bounce off of walls and other barriers.

Cutter Moveset in Kirby: Battle Royale  
Skill Button Execution Skill Button Execution
Cutter Boomerang
B
Hyper Cutter
Hold/release B
Jump Cutter
B during jump
Final Cutter
Y

Kirby Star Allies

Cutter appears in this title, along with Sir Kibble who can utilize its full move-set when recruited as a Friend. In addition to its standard attributes, Cutter can be enhanced using elemental augments such as Blizzard, Bluster, and Sizzle.

Moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Description
Cutter Boomerang
B
The basic Cutter ability; Kirby tosses a bladed boomerang forwards. After a short distance the blade accelerates backwards; if Kirby does not catch it, it will travel an indefinite distance horizontally. Cutter blades can be curved vertically with the D-Pad while in flight and are destroyed upon hitting something.
Hyper Boomerang
Press and hold B, and then release
A significantly larger cutting blade. Acts identically to a regular one, but can bounce off walls before breaking and travels through enemies.
Cutter Dash
Dash + B
Kirby dashes forwards holding out a blade.
Sweep Cutter
Press and hold B in midair
While falling, Kirby holds out a blade as long as the button is held. If an enemy is hit Kirby will bounce away.
Cutter Drop
↓ + B in midair
A diving blade attack.
Cleaving Cutter
B near an enemy
Kirby takes a blade and swipes it forwards.
Final Cutter
B repeatedly when near an enemy
After a series of swipes, Kirby leaps upwards and drops downwards, dragging the nearby enemy alongside and shooting out a beam on landing.

Super Smash Bros. Series

Main article: Final Cutter

In the Super Smash Bros series, Final Cutter is Kirby's Up-B Special Move in all installments. It's useful for recovering, but causes Kirby to plummet off-stage if he misses the ledge. It also shoots out a projectile if Kirby lands on the ground which can lightly knock back opponents. If opponents are hit during the downswing of the blade, they will be sent flying downward at a fixed velocity.

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Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Chinese 弯刀 (chs)
彎刀 (cht)
wān dāo
Curved blade
Spanish Cuchillo Knife