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Dark Meta Knight

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Dark Meta Knight
KSA Dark Meta Knight Artwork.png
Artwork of Dark Meta Knight from Kirby Star Allies.
Details
First appearance Kirby & The Amazing Mirror (2004)
Latest appearance Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023, reference)
Other appearance(s) Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Star Allies
Cameo appearances Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Super Kirby Clash
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Similar Meta Knight, Galacta Knight, Morpho Knight, Parallel Meta Knight
Theme music

Clip of Dark Meta Knight's boss theme from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

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He's back...with a vengeance. The darkest shadow of the strongest warrior. Sealed in the labyrinth of the mirror for aeons, this dark knight has returned with one thing on his mind... Revenge!
— VS Dark Meta Knight's Revenge Pause Screen description in Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Dark Meta Knight is a sinister duplicate of Meta Knight who serves as the secondary antagonist of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, and the Final Boss of Dededetour! in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. He is Meta Knight's Mirror World counterpart and dark shadow. His latest physical appearance is that of a playable Dream Friend in Kirby Star Allies, where he has many of Meta Knight's abilities, along with some mirror-based powers. Dark Meta Knight initially took on the appearance and coloration of his more familiar counterpart, Meta Knight, but was later uncovered during the events of his debut game, Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.

Little is known about Dark Meta Knight's motives, aside from the idea that he is generally evil. He carries a silver version of Galaxia and appears to be Meta Knight's equal at the very least, due to being able to defeat him in a straight up sword duel. In place of superb aerial mobility, Dark Meta Knight instead relies on powers related to mirrors, able to make duplicate copies of himself, attack with shards of glass, and reflect enemy projectiles in a similar manner to the Mirror ability. Over time, he has become more visually distinct from Meta Knight in-game, gaining tattered wings and a deep cut through his mask.

Physical appearance[edit]

K&TAM Dark Meta Knight artwork.png
Artwork of Dark Meta Knight from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

When he debuted in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Dark Meta Knight looked exactly like Meta Knight in-game, just with a different color scheme. He has a dark gray body with red feet, pale silver armor, and a silver sword. However, his official art shows a more distinct design. Dark Meta Knight is distinguished by a slash mark on his mask over his left eye, which was left by Meta Knight during their duel at the beginning of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.[1] His mask has a thinner visor, he has a torn cape, and he wields a silver version of Galaxia with a blue gem.

Starting in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Dark Meta Knight's in-game appearance correctly matches his official art from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. His Galaxia still has six prongs, whereas Meta Knight's has been consistently shown with four since Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Additionally, his pauldrons are now dark gray instead of silver. In this game and Kirby Battle Royale, Dark Meta Knight's mask begins to become literally "edgier," with more exaggerated angles in his visor and larger protrusions on the side of the mask in comparison to Meta Knight's. In addition, these two games cemented the taller height of his visor.

In Kirby Star Allies, Dark Meta Knight's 3D model is enhanced, reflecting Meta Knight's redesign from Kirby: Planet Robobot onward. His mask and armor have additional scratches on them, his eyes are pale orange rather than yellow, and his wings are tattered at the edges. He now wears a pair of red shoes, and his feet are shown to be black. His sword still matches the older design of Galaxia, with six prongs and a flat blade, whereas Meta Knight's Galaxia is redesigned in this game to feature a thicker blade. Lastly, he has his personal icon on his right pauldron (Meta Knight's icon is on his left).

Game appearances[edit]

Dark Meta Knight's video game appearances  
Kirby series
Game Role Note
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Boss and secondary antagonist
Kirby Super Star Ultra Reference Appears in one of the cards in Kirby Card Swipe.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Surprise boss and final boss Known as Dark Meta Knight's Revenge in this game. He is the final boss of Dededetour!.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Reference Appears as a sticker.
Kirby Battle Royale Reference The Dark Meta Knight Mask appears as one of Meta Knight's headgears.
Kirby Star Allies Playable character and Dream Friend Available since version 3.0.0.
Super Kirby Clash Reference Appears as a sticker.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Appears as a Character Treat.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Reference Appears as a golden statue in Merry Magoland as a reward for completing 40 Missions, and his likeness appears in the form of two Dress-Up Masks.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Reference Meta Knight's 7th color change is based on him.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

Intro[edit]

In the intro cutscene when idle on the title screen, Kirby is strolling around in a field when he bumps into Dark Meta Knight, who is shrouded in shadow. In the blink of an eye, Dark Meta Knight slashes Kirby with his dark version of Galaxia. Somehow, the slice cuts Kirby into four clones. With the Kirbys still stunned, Dark Meta Knight flies off and enters the mirror world. They at first are confused, but they recover quickly and fly after him, sharing a single Warp Star.

At the actual beginning of the game (when the player can really control Kirby), Dark Meta Knight is seen standing in front of the four Kirbys, but he quickly runs off. When the Kirbys follow him for a little bit, a cutscene is shown where Dark Meta Knight encounters his good counterpart in the hub of the mirror world. They have a brief duel, and Dark Meta Knight wins. Victorious, Dark Meta Knight knocks Meta Knight into the Dimension Mirror and slices its glass into 8 Mirror Shards. After this, he enters the mirror doorway to Rainbow Route and leaves.

First Battle: ? ? ?[edit]

Dark Meta Knight is located at the end of Radish Ruins. Here, he is only known as ? ? ? and is disguised as Meta Knight. In this battle, he fights largely like Meta Knight from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, using the following moves:

Dark Meta Knight's attacks as "? ? ?"  
Name Description Notes
Hover Flap Dark Meta Knight uses his wings to fly higher into the air. This distinguishes his fight from Meta Knight's in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, since there, Meta Knight does not use his wings.
Guard Dark Meta Knight raises his defense to block incoming attacks by holding his sword out. He may also leap backward away from Kirby. If he hits the edge of the screen, he'll bounce forward off of it, and leave a Dropped Star behind.
Overhead Slash Dark Meta Knight throws out a fast sword slash while on the ground, usually after pacing in sync with Kirby's own movement. This attack leaves a Dropped Star in front of Dark Meta Knight.
Triple Slash Dark Meta Knight throws out three fast sword slashes in a row, with a slight delay between the second and third. After the second slash finishes, a Dropped Star is spawned in front of Dark Meta Knight.
Quick Slash Dark Meta Knight performs an incredibly quick slash on the ground, usually after pacing in sync with Kirby's own movement.
Sword Spin Dark Meta Knight spins with his sword out while jumping through the air in parabolic fashion. He may also use it after a Hover Flap to get Kirby if he's high up.
Down Thrust Dark Meta Knight leaps into the air and then falls straight down with his sword facing downward. This attack leaves Dropped Stars around the point of impact with the ground.
Up Thrust Dark Meta Knight thrusts his sword directly above him. He may precede this by walking slower. He may also use it in midair after a jump.
Attack names may be conjectural, based on similar moves with known names.

Notably, Dark Meta Knight does not offer a sword to Kirby before the fight begins, which helps to tip off that he is not who he appears to be. Due to this, it is possible for Kirby to fight Dark Meta Knight here with any ability he chooses, or indeed none. This also means that, unlike Meta Knight's battle in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Dark Meta Knight will leave Dropped Stars after some of his attacks so Kirby can fight back if he has no ability. Dark Meta Knight as ??? has 60 HP, which takes 6 Star Bullets (10 damage per shot) to defeat should Kirby use no ability at all.

When Dark Meta Knight is defeated, he regains his dark shade. His mask also falls off, showing a similar cute and Kirby-like face that Meta Knight has. He then runs off after concealing himself in his cloak, leaving his old sword behind and a piece of the Dimension Mirror.

Second Battle: Dark Meta Knight[edit]

Kirby and his clones face off against Dark Meta Knight in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

When Kirby restores all the Mirror Shards and enters the Dimension Mirror, he sees Dark Meta Knight again, disguised as Meta Knight still. However, when the real Meta Knight appears and points towards him, he is revealed in his true form, Dark Meta Knight.

In this rematch, Dark Meta Knight actually has only 48 HP, sharply decreased from his first battle. However, he attacks more aggressively, has a lot of higher defense against most attacks (most notably the Sword ability only does 2 HP of damage) and has two new, more powerful attacks that are very hard to dodge:

  • Crescent Shot - Dark Meta Knight can fire purple energy waves from his sword. There are two variants to this attack: one of them has him fire an incredibly fast single shot, and the other has him fire three slower consecutive shots. If Kirby is above ground level, Dark Meta Knight might jump up to fire the single shot, or will aim the three consecutive shots at his current position. (The Crescent Shot from Master actually shares the same sprite but orange-colored instead. Meta Knight would reuse this sprite in red as his Fire Crescent Shot in Kirby: Squeak Squad.)
  • Tornado Slash - Dark Meta Knight can also use this signature move of Meta Knight since Kirby Super Star. He requires charging to use this attack. After releasing his charge, he stabs his sword into the ground to summon a giant tornado that throws Kirby into the air in contact. It will either travel half the screen or cover the entire arena, but if Dark Meta Knight's health is lower, it is more likely to do the latter. Kirby should try and get behind Dark Meta Knight while he's charging up to preemptively avoid the attack.

Upon defeat, Dark Meta Knight shatters like glass, presumably destroyed. Kirby is then sucked into a warp hole to battle the real mastermind of this game, Dark Mind.

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Dark Meta Knight appears as a collectible card in the sub-game Kirby Card Swipe.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Dark Meta Knight's Revenge, just after emerging from the Dimension Mirror in Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Dark Meta Knight (now named Dark Meta Knight's Revenge) reappears as a surprise boss in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

In Dededetour!, King Dedede encounters Dark Meta Knight, who is freed from his mirror prison and confronts Dedede as the final boss of this mode. The special page mentions that he was sealed in "the labyrinth of the mirror" for aeons, which is a reference to the Japanese title of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, ほしのカービィ かがみ大迷宮だいめいきゅう (Kirby of the Stars: The Great Labyrinth of Mirrors). This is more obvious in the Japanese version, as it uses the phrase カガミの中の めいきゅう ("the labyrinth within the mirror").

In addition to his previous moves from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Dark Meta Knight's Revenge inherits some attacks from Galacta Knight, and also uses new attacks that involve creating false clones and attacking with shards of glass. Upon defeat, Dark Meta Knight is sealed back into the mirror, and King Dedede finishes him off by smashing the mirror with his hammer.

In The True Arena, Dark Meta Knight's Revenge is also fought by Kirby as the third boss of the Nightmare Four (the others are Queen Sectonia DX, Shadow Dedede and Soul of Sectonia). When he is defeated by Kirby, he shatters like glass and vanishes.

The first phase of Dark Meta Knight's Revenge plays the theme "Revenge of the Enemy", and the second phase plays a fast rock-and-roll remix of his own theme from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, now rearranged and titled "Shadow Strike".

The following lists all of Dark Meta Knight's attacks in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Unlike other bosses, Dark Meta Knight attacks in a random order every time he's fought; the only fixed move is that he always starts the second phase with "Mirror's Division".

Attacks of Dark Meta Knight's Revenge in Kirby: Triple Deluxe  
Attack Description
3連ぎり
Triple Slash
Dark Meta Knight slashes three times in a row, similar to Meta Knight's version since Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
This can be followed by 'Hyper Rush'.
ハイパーラッシュ〜ムーンショット
Hyper Rush - Crescent Shot
Dark Meta Knight performs multiple slashes and finishes by firing a crescent-shaped energy wave from his sword.
Triple Crescent Shot Dark Meta Knight charges his sword quickly to fire 3 Crescent Shots in a row.
Spin Slash Dark Meta Knight requires charging to use this attack.

After releasing his charge, he performs a horizontal spin slash, leaving stars around him.

  • This is similar to Sword Kirby and Meta Knight's 'Spin Slash'.
  • In addition, Dark Meta Knight may jump during 'Spin Slash', similar to Sword Kirby's 'Twister Slash' introduced in Triple Deluxe.
Piercing Slash Dark Meta Knight dashes while thrusting his sword.
  • This is similar to Sword Kirby and Meta Knight's same attack.
Glide Sword Dark Meta Knight glides while thrusting his sword from the background and into the foreground twice.
Up Thrust Dark Meta Knight may stab upward if Kirby/King Dedede is over his head.
Down Thrust Dark Meta Knight may thrust down his sword when in midair, leaving two stars on impact.
スピニングソード
Spinning Sword
Dark Meta Knight jumps with a vertical spinning slash. When he lands, his sword sends out a shockwave that travels across the ground.
The shockwave leaves a star when hitting the wall.
トルネイドアタック
Tornado Attack
Dark Meta Knight jumps and spins himself as a tornado, which cannot be guarded.
If Kirby/King Dedede is hit by the tornado, they will be thrown into the air and take damage when crashing onto the ground.
Dark Meta Knight leaves two stars when landing.
  • Unlike Meta Knight or Galacta Knight's version, Dark Meta Knight will move between the planes of the stage.
竜巻
Tornado
Dark Meta Knight requires charging to use this attack.

After releasing his charge, he stabs his sword into the ground to summon a giant unguardable tornado that travels across the stage.
If Kirby/King Dedede is hit by the tornado, they will be thrown into the air and take damage when crashing onto the ground.
In the second phase, he may fly to the background and summon 3 giant tornadoes in succession, which is referred to as 3D竜巻 (3D Tornado).

ミラーズエッジ
Blade Burst
Dark Meta Knight summons multiple giant mirror swords that erupt from the ground. In the second phase, he may perform this 3 times in a row.
  • "Blade Burst" is the name this attack is given in Kirby Star Allies. The Japanese name is "Mirror's Edge".
  • This attack is somewhat similar to Galacta Knight's "Rising Spine".
Second phase only  
ミラーズディビジョン
Mirror's Division
Dark Meta Knight only performs this attack in his second phase. He always begins with this attack when he enters his second phase.

He divides himself into three, two of which are false clones. Every Dark Meta Knight hides into a mirror respectively.
The mirrors move around rapidly to shuffle the real Dark Meta Knight and his false clones. Then, all Dark Meta Knights come out and cut down forcefully, leaving stars on impact.

  • If any false clone is hit when coming out, it will break into glass shards that home in on Kirby or King Dedede.
  • If the real Dark Meta Knight is hit when coming out, he will receive double damage due to his decreased defense at this moment.

Then, he merges with any remaining clones, divides himself again, shuffles around, and repeats the above attack pattern one more time.
Finally, he divides himself once more, and all Dark Meta Knights perform 'Glide Sword' across the planes twice. If hit, Kirby or King Dedede will be juggled to all Dark Meta Knights that haven't performed the attack yet. After that, they merge back into the real Dark Meta Knight.

Japanese attack names are taken from official strategy guides; English attack names are conjectural, mostly taken from Meta Knight and Galacta Knight's equivalents.

Dark Meta Knight also appears among the audience in the Kirby Master movie. Interestingly enough, although Dark Meta Knight appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the original Meta Knight is nowhere to be seen, except in a balloon made by the Circus ability and a small cameo in the Kirby Master movie.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Dark Meta Knight's artwork from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror appears as a sticker. He also makes a cameo appearance as one of the balloons that Circus Kirby can make from his move Balloon Pop Art, replacing the Meta Knight balloon from Kirby: Triple Deluxe.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

The Dark Meta Knight Mask in Kirby Battle Royale

In Kirby Battle Royale, the Dark Meta Knight Mask is one of Meta Knight's alternative Headgears. It can be purchased for 1500 Battle Coins.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Dark Meta Knight when summoned as a Dream Friend
"..."
Is that the uninvited knight from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror?! Guess he had a fight with Meta Knight. The Mirror World must cast a long shadow across the galaxy... At least he's here as a friend!

— Guest Star Dark Meta Knight From the Shadows Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies

Dark Meta Knight makes his first playable appearance in Kirby Star Allies as a Dream Friend. He was added to the game with version 3.0.0 on July 27th, 2018. His version of Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! features several areas based on those of Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.

Dark Meta Knight's Dream Friend moveset combines the abilities of Sword and Mirror. His Sword ability can also be granted elemental powers. When he loses a life, he has a unique animation: instead of flipping off-stage, Dark Meta Knight shatters like glass, a reference to how he has been destroyed in previous titles.

Dark Meta Knight's Japanese Guest Star description is somewhat different. It mentions that he was "drawn out by the galaxy's distant darkness", referring to a similar line in Meta Knight's description ("Sensing the distant darkness, that mysterious knight flies!").

あの まねかれざる きしが「鏡の大迷宮」から よみがえる! え? メタナイトと ケンカしたの? けど、フレンズに なっちゃえば もう だいじょうぶ。 鏡の国のカゲが、銀河かなたの闇に ひかれ、飛ぶ!
That uninvited knight from "The Amazing Mirror" is reborn! Huh? Did he get into a fight with Meta Knight? Well, once he becomes your Friend, it'll be okay. Drawn out by the galaxy's distant darkness, the Mirror World's shadow flies!

— Guest Star Dark Meta Knight From the Shadows Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies (Japanese)


As shown in his, Adeleine's, and Daroach's Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! ending pictures, Dark Meta Knight seems to be sloppy when it comes to art.

Moveset[edit]

This shadowy figure makes a bold return from the land of The Amazing Mirror! Perhaps he was drawn by the dark hearts, but while his motivations may be shady, he'll sure make a mighty ally. The power of the shadow can pierce through any light!
— Dark Meta Knight pause screen description in the Story Mode and The Ultimate Choice of Kirby Star Allies
Dark Meta Knight's moveset in Kirby Star Allies
Facing right  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage[2]
Overhead Slash
B
Dark Meta Knight swings his sword forwards. 120
Dark Beam
B with full health
Dark Meta Knight swings and fires a small beam from his sword. 240
Dark Triple Slash
B twice after Overhead Slash
Dark Meta Knight swings his sword two more times. 80+320
Dark Multithrust - Edge Smash
B after Dark Triple Slash
Dark Meta Knight swings his sword quickly many times, and on the last swing, he summons a giant sword from a mirror. Dark Multithrust: 40+28+20+14+10
Edge Smash: 320 (×2 if close)
Dark Drill - Upper Edge
Dash + B
Dark Meta Knight lunges forward with his sword outstretched to stab enemies, and at the end of the lunge, he summons three small swords from mirrors.
  • Dark Meta Knight is invincible during this attack.
  • Press B to use Upper Edge earlier.
Dark Drill: 120+20×2
Upper Edge: 240 (×2 if close)
  • Three swords of Upper Edge share the same hitbox.
Dark Spiral
Dark Drill + ↑ + B
Dark Meta Knight jumps up and spirals into the air.
  • Dark Meta Knight is invincible during this attack.
120+80×6
Meteor Edge
Dark Spiral + ↓ + B
Dark Meta Knight summons a giant sword from a mirror, striking foes and making them plummet to the ground.
  • Dark Meta Knight is invincible during this attack.
320 (×2 if close)
Dark Crosscut
Dash + B in midair
Dark Meta Knight slashes his sword twice.
  • This is Dark Meta Knight's only attack underwater.
120+40
Triple Thrust
B after Dark Crosscut
Dark Meta Knight swings his sword and summons three small swords from mirrors.
  • Dark Meta Knight is invincible during this attack.
240 (×2 if close)
  • Three swords share the same hitbox.
Dark Chop
B in midair
Dark Meta Knight thrusts his sword at foes, pushing him back once he hits them. 160
Mirror Spin Slash
Press and hold B, and then release
Dark Meta Knight charges up his sword and then spins around with it outstretched, creating a barrier that reflects enemy projectiles in the process.
  • Dark Meta Knight is invincible during this attack.
Spin: 180+90×3
Final slash: 360
Total: 810

Reflected projectile: 200 (not buffed by elemental power)

Dark Calibur
Press and hold B, and then release + ↑
Dark Meta Knight lunges upwards into the air. Any enemies caught in this attack will be sliced multiple times and then smashed into the ground.
  • This attack is based on 'Upper Calibur' used by Meta Knight (as a boss) and Morpho Knight in Kirby Star Allies.
  • Dark Meta Knight is invincible during this attack.
  • If Dark Meta Knight is granted the Bluster Sword, after the upper slash connects, he will attack by spinning like Mach Tornado and can move horizontally during the tornado attack.
  • If the boss leaves the attack hitbox, Dark Calibur will stop immediately.
Upper: 120+60×4
Crosscut: 40×7
Final slash: 800
Ricochet enemy: 320
  • Bluster Sword's crosscuts and final slash are replaced by 9 spin hits, resulting in lower total damage.
Triple Crescent Shot
↓, and then → + B
Dark Meta Knight swings his sword three times, and each time he does so, he fires a sword beam.
  • The Crescent Shots can be aimed by pressing ↑/↓.
Triple Slash: 120+80+360
Crescent Shot: 160+40+40
Blade Burst
↓, and then ↑ + B
Dark Meta Knight summons four giant swords from mirrors, two on each side.
  • Can be used in midair.
  • Dark Meta Knight is invincible during this attack.
  • This attack was used by Dark Meta Knight's Revenge as a boss in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
240 each sword
Wall of Mirrors
↑ + B
Dark Meta Knight uses Up Thrust while summoning a wall of glass around himself, damaging enemies and reflecting projectiles.
  • Can be used in midair.
Up Thrust: 160
Reflected projectile: 200 (not buffed by elemental power)
Dark Mirror
↓ + B
Dark Meta Knight splits into two mirror projections, damaging any nearby enemies.
  • This is based on the move Mirror Body of the Mirror ability.
  • Dark Meta Knight is invincible during this attack.
160+80
Dark Mirror - Ring
↓ + B in midair
Dark Meta Knight creates six mirror projections around himself in the shape of a circle.
  • This is based on the move Mirror Body - Ring of the Mirror ability.
  • Dark Meta Knight is invincible during this attack.
40+20×3+140
Hover
A in midair
Dark Meta Knight flaps his wings in order to fly.
  • This can cut down ropes and grass just like his sword moves.
40 (not buffed by elemental power)
Reflector Shield
L/R
Dark Meta Knight hides inside a mirror, which reflects enemy projectiles like the Mirror ability's Reflect Guard does.
  • As a special guard, he takes no chip damage from stronger attacks while in Reflector Shield but is still vulnerable to unguardable attacks.
Reflected projectile: 200 (not buffed by elemental power)
Reference: A Star Bullet deals 520 damage.

The following moves, while sharing the same button execution, are significantly different between Meta Knight and Dark Meta Knight:

Button Execution Meta Knight Dark Meta Knight
Dash + B in midair Knight Spin Dark Crosscut
Triple Thrust (B after Dark Crosscut)
Press and hold B, and then release + ↑ Mach Tornado Dark Calibur
↓ + B Down Thrust Dark Mirror
Dark Mirror - Ring (in midair)
↓, and then ↑ + B Shuttle Loop Blade Burst

Cameos[edit]

The stone plate of Shadow Kirby and Dark Meta Knight in Sacred Square

Super Kirby Clash[edit]

Dark Meta Knight appears as a sticker using his artwork from Kirby Star Allies.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Dark Meta Knight appears on a Character Treat, using his artwork from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. Notably, unlike all of the other Dream Friends from Kirby Star Allies, Dark Meta Knight is not represented by a costume or color for Kirby in this game.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe, there are two Dress-Up Masks based on Dark Meta Knight, including one that is based on his Dark Mirror attacks in Kirby Star Allies. Dark Meta Knight's mask can be unlocked by completing card #07 in the Stamp Rally, while completing 40 missions unlocks the Dark Mirror variant in addition to a statue of him based on his artwork pose from Kirby Star Allies in Merry Magoland.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, one of Meta Knight's alternate colors is based on Dark Meta Knight.

Music[edit]

Main article: Dark Meta Knight (theme)

Dark Meta Knight's boss battle theme is titled "Dark Meta Knight" on Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Sound Plus and "Shadow Strike" on the Kirby: Triple Deluxe Soundtrack.

Trivia[edit]

The beginning of the first phase against Dark Meta Knight in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, with blood spurting out of his body.
  • In the German version of Kirby: Triple Deluxe, he is erroneously called "Meta-Knights Dunkle Rache", which translates into "Meta Knight's Dark Revenge".
    • Interestingly both Shadow Dedede and Shadow Kirby were translated literally, so Dark Meta Knight was the only one this has happened to. Additionally, Dark Meta Knight's Keychain in the same game is properly translated as "Dark Meta-Knight".
  • Dark Meta Knight is one of the few bosses in the Kirby series with an explicit depiction of blood, as he spurts out blood from his body at the beginning of both phases in his Kirby: Triple Deluxe battle. The others include Zero, , Shadow Dedede, Star Dream Soul OS and Void Termina (Phase 2).
  • In Version 3.0.0 of Kirby Star Allies, Dark Meta Knight could never have an element in the skits even though the coding allowed him to. This has been fixed in Version 4.0.0.
  • Dark Meta Knight's mask breaks and reveals his face in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, though because he is merely a color swap of Meta Knight, little can be determined from this. While his mask doesn't break in Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Kirby Star Allies, removing the mask from his Star Allies 3D model shows his face is no different to that of Meta Knight, including the same yellow eyes. However, there is no scar on Dark Meta Knight's left eye, meaning only his mask got hit.[3]
  • The mark on Dark Meta Knight's mask strongly resembles Meta Knight's mask in Samurai Kirby, even being on the same side.

Gallery[edit]

Main article: Dark Meta Knight/gallery

Names in other languages[edit]

Dark Meta Knight[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークメタナイト
Dāku Meta Naito
Dark Meta Knight
Traditional Chinese 闇魅塔騎士
àn mèi tǎ qí shì
Darkness Meta Knight
Simplified Chinese 暗魅塔骑士
àn mèi tǎ qí shì
Dutch Dark Meta Knight -
French Dark Meta Knight -
German Dark Meta-Knight -
Italian Dark Meta Knight
Meta Knight Nero
-
Black Meta Knight
Korean 다크 메타 나이트
Dakeu Meta Naiteu
Dark Meta Knight
Portuguese Meta Knight sombrio Shadow Meta Knight
Russian Темный Метанайт[4]
Temnyy Metanayt
Dark Meta Knight
Latin American Spanish Meta Knight oscuro
Dark Meta Knight[5]
Dark Meta Knight
-
European Spanish Dark Meta Knight -


Dark Meta Knight's Revenge[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークメタナイト リベンジ
Dāku Meta Naito Ribenji
Dark Meta Knight Revenge
French Dark Meta Knight Ultra -
German Meta-Knights Dunkle Rache Meta Knight's Dark Revenge
This is a mistranslation, as in every other game's German version and in the Triple Deluxe keychain, he is referred to as "Dark Meta-Knight."
Italian La vendetta di Meta Knight Nero
La vendetta di Meta K. N.
The revenge of Dark Meta Knight
Korean 다크 메타 나이트 리벤지
Dakeu Meta Naiteu Libenji
Dark Meta Knight Revenge
Latin American Spanish Meta Knight oscuro vengador Avenger Dark Meta Knight
European Spanish Dark Meta Knight vengador Avenger Dark Meta Knight


References

  1. 20th Anniversary Kirby Pupupu Encyclopedia, p. 124
  2. https://twitter.com/zhanghm11111/status/1029754886034882561
  3. https://twitter.com/Fruib_/status/1022892667259248652
  4. Tumblr archive of Russian Miiverse post
  5. Dark Meta Knight (Dark Mirror) Dress-Up Mask from Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe