Cutter

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Cutter
BR Kirby Cutter.png
Artwork of Cutter Kirby from Kirby Battle Royale
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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. or Perot, staff-wielding Bukiset, Sawyer, Fishbone, Jackle, Waiu, Mr. Shine's star projectiles, Marx's Shooter Cutters, Marx Soul's Shooter Cutters, Flowery Woods' flowers, Miracle Matter, Void Soul, Void
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).

Game appearances[edit]

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

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 the B button. If Kirby jumps out of the way of his returning cutter, it will fly past him and off the screen, making this ability useful as a long-range attack from behind. Kirby uses the default sprite for this ability.

Kirby's Dream Land 2 & Kirby's Dream Land 3[edit]

Cutter is one of the base abilities which can be obtained. When Kirby is alone, it functions largely the same as it did in Kirby's Adventure, but it can be paired up with one of the Animal Friends to create a large number of variants. Cutter is fairly useful when used in this way for quickly dealing damage and clearing away enemies.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

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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[edit]

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 Kirby 64: 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 Kirby 64: 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 & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

Cutter returns in these games, acting much as it did in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. In Kirby: Squeak Squad, an Ability Scroll can be obtained which increases the size of the cutter blade and allows it to pass through multiple targets.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

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: Triple Deluxe[edit]

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Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

Cutter is one of the selectable Copy Abilities which can be used in this game. Its move-set is largely unchanged from its appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Cutter returns in this game, largely unchanged from its appearance in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. It can now be used in tandem with the Robobot Armor to form the potent Cutter Mode, which can slice giant wooden beams and chains, and deals massive damage to enemies.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

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.

There are three alternate pieces of Headgear for the Cutter ability. These are the "Sir Kibble Helmet", the "Mohawk", and the "Knight Helmet".

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[edit]

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 one of the five Power Effects, adding elemental power to the boomerangs and in some cases, altering their trajectories.

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[edit]

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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カッター
Kattā
Cutter
Chinese 弯刀 (chs)
彎刀 (cht)
wān dāo
Curved blade
Korean 커터
Keoteo
Cutter
Spanish Cuchillo Knife