- This article is about the character. For the main game in Kirby Super Star and its remake, see Dyna Blade (main game).
|“||A gigantic bird who can attack his opponent by either stretching out his neck or grabbing them with his claws.[sic]||”|
— Description of Dyna Blade in the Enemy Characters section of the Kirby Super Star Instruction Booklet
Dyna Blade is a giant rainbow-colored bird with blade-tipped wings who serves as the final boss and namesake of the Dyna Blade game mode in Kirby Super Star and its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra. She roosts atop Candy Mountain in Dream Land, and tends to cause havoc across the countryside whenever she is angered. In the Dyna Blade game mode, Kirby is tasked with putting a stop to her attack on Dream Land's crops, but soon comes to realize that she was only trying to feed her chicks. The two eventually become stalwart allies, and Dyna Blade later helps Kirby board the Halberd in the Revenge of Meta Knight game mode.
Since her debut in Kirby Super Star, Dyna Blade has made several subsequent appearances in the Kirby series, though seldom as more than a cameo appearance or other small role. She has also appeared a couple of times in the Super Smash Bros. series. In addition to her appearance in the games, Dyna Blade is also a side character in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Dyna Blade is generally understood to be female, but several bits of flavor text erroneously refer to her with male pronouns.
|Dyna Blade's video game appearances|
|Kirby Super Star||Final boss, main antagonist, and supporting character||Dyna Blade is the final boss of the main game named after her, but she helps Kirby in Revenge of Meta Knight.|
|Kirby Air Ride||Hazard||Appears in an event in City Trial|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Final boss, main antagonist, and supporting character||As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, her role doesn't change.|
|Kirby Mass Attack||Cameo||Appears in one of the "Awesome" attacks in Kirby Quest|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Reference||Appears as a Keychain|
|Kirby Fighters Deluxe||Stage hazard||Appears in Dyna Blade's Nest|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Reference||Appears as a sticker|
|Kirby Star Allies||Cameo||Dyna Blade rarely flies over Castle Dedede in the first level, World of Peace - Dream Land.|
|Super Kirby Clash||Reference||Appears as a sticker|
|Kirby Fighters 2||Stage hazard||Appears in Dyna Blade's Nest|
|Kirby's Dream Buffet||Reference||Appears as a Character Treat|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Trophy and sticker|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Spirit|
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Dyna Blade has a main game named after her. In this game, Dyna Blade disrupts the crops by slicing them down using her wings, then making off with the harvest. After Kirby discovers this, he sets off to retrieve the stolen goods. Once he makes it through the Candy Mountain stage, he reaches the final stage of the Dyna Blade game and ends up battling her at her nest. She fights by swooping in from the background, striking with her beak, and attempting to grab Kirby with her talons.
Surprisingly, it turns out that Dyna Blade stole the food only to feed her chicks, as opposed to King Dedede's more gluttonous reasons. After Kirby helps Dyna Blade find a better food source, Dyna Blade befriends him and aids him in Revenge of Meta Knight, flying him onto the Halberd's deck after he's knocked off of his Warp Star.
Dyna Blade is distinct as a boss in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, due primarily to her aerial attacks and her large imposing presence. She attacks primarily with her wings, talons, and beak, but also has the ability to breathe fire. If Kirby has no ability, he can fight back by inhaling the Drop Stars that appear whenever she lands or by inhaling her fire balls and spitting these back. Only her head can take damage; hitting her anywhere else does nothing.
The following are Dyna Blade's attacks. Note that attack names are conjectural.
|Dyna Blade's attacks|
|Dyna Blade flies in at top speed from the background, dealing damage on contact. After finishing a divebomb, Dyna Blade will fly back down from the top of the screen and land, producing Drop Stars on impact.|
The initial dive Dyna Blade does when entering the fight does not do damage.
|Dyna Blade flies slowly through the air and lands after a short time, either in a new position or just straight up and down.|
Whenever she lands, two Drop Stars appear briefly at her feet.
When Dyna Blade is at low health, she may do a variation of this move where she lands briefly, then flies upward again to transition into a Divebomb.
|Dyna Blade swoops in a low arc just above the ground with her talons out. If Kirby makes contact with her talons, he will be grabbed and taken into the air, where he will take continuous damage unless he breaks free (by having the player mash directions) or is automatically released after a short time.|
This attack cannot be guarded against, but Kirby can crouch to avoid it.
Each talon is independently capable of grabbing, and if Kirby has a Helper with him, both he and the Helper can be grabbed by different talons.
|Dyna Blade lunges her head toward Kirby to attack with her beak, which can reach him from all the way across the arena.|
This attack is quite fast and can be difficult to anticipate.
|Dyna Blade opens her mouth and spits out four fireballs in Kirby's general direction. These can be inhaled, but provide no Copy Ability if swallowed.|
When Dyna Blade is at low health, she will spit out six fireballs at a more rapid pace.
Kirby Air Ride
|“||The mystery bird Dyna Blade appeared! Aim for his head![sic]||”|
— Notice from the Dyna Blade event in City Trial, in Kirby Air Ride
Dyna Blade appears in one event in the City Trial mode of Kirby Air Ride. During this event, Dyna Blade will fly in and land in a predetermined, though randomly selected location within the city, with her size being comparable to the larger buildings. She will harm any racers who touch her but can be attacked by flying into her head, which will cause her to drop items of various value, usually Patches or Food. Dyna Blade will fly off and land in one other location given enough time. After being damaged sufficiently or a short time after her second landing, she will fly off and the event will end.
Notably, the in-game flavor text for Dyna Blade refers to the character using male pronouns, which is inconsistent with the rest of the series and likely a mistake.
Kirby Mass Attack
Dyna Blade appears in one of Kirby Mass Attack's Sub-Games, Kirby Quest, as one of Kirby's 'Awesome' attacks. For the attack, she dives towards the enemies, hitting all of them in one big swooping motion.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe & Kirby Fighters 2
- Main article: Dyna Blade's Nest (Battle Stage)
In Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2, Dyna Blade appears on a stage themed after her nest and attacks the combatant Kirbys with similar moves to her appearance in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra. Instead of being rendered in 3D, her appearance is directly taken from her in-game sprite from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
More information about Dyna Blade's attacks can be found on the Dyna Blade's Nest (Battle Stage) page.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Starting with version 2.0.0. onwards, Dyna Blade makes a cameo appearance in Kirby Star Allies after completing Story Mode, where she can be rarely spotted flying behind Castle Dedede in the distance in the first level: World of Peace - Dream Land.
Super Kirby Clash
In Super Kirby Clash, Dyna Blade appears as one of the stickers that can be purchased from Magolor's Shoppe, based on her artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra. The sticker comes with the caption: *flap*.
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Dyna Blade appears as a trophy and sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Dyna Blade sticker can be equipped in The Subspace Emissary to increase launch resistance by 46 points, though it is only effective when playing as Kirby, King Dedede, or Meta Knight.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Dyna Blade appears as a ★★★★ defense-type primary spirit in this game. She can only be obtained by summoning her using cores from other bird-like spirits. She has level 1 stats of 2,325 attack and 1,902 defense, while her level 99 stats are 5,813 and 4,756 defense. She has two support slots and will grant the paired fighter increased jump height.
Role in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
|“||In days of old, there dwelt in the land of the Cappies a giant bird. It had wings that shone like the Sun, a steely beak, and claws as sharp as swords. This wondrous creature - known to all as Dyna Blade - could streak through the sky like lightning.||”|
— Professor Curio describing Dyna Blade in Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure
Unlike most characters, she makes almost every appearance in 3D, with her specific character model being updated in later episodes. Dyna Blade is shown to be a legendary bird with metal wings and feathers, which explains why "blade" is in her name. She is said to be seen every 100 years. Unlike many other characters in the show, Dyna Blade does not have any speaking roles, though she is still fairly intelligent. She demonstrates destructive speed, and her breath weapon is a cone of gale force wind.
In her first appearance, King Dedede tricks Kirby into eating Dyna Blade's egg, which causes her to wreak havoc upon Cappy Town. However, it is found that Dyna Blade's chick had already hatched before being eaten, and she forgives Kirby. After that, she is rarely seen outside of small roles or cameo appearances, and the only other episodes which features her prominently are The Empty Nest Mess and Waste Management.
The following is a complete list of all of Dyna Blade's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding her role in each episode:
|Dyna Blade's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
|Episode||Image||Role||Role details||Selected quote||Notes|
|Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure||Primary character||Dyna Blade takes center stage in this episode as her return to Dream Land causes a commotion via strong gusts of wind generated by her passing. After a bit of investigation, the Dream Landers discover that Dyna Blade has returned to Dream Land in order to rear her chick, and has nested in a high craggy peak. King Dedede and Escargoon trick Kirby into scaling the mountain and reaching the nest to eat her egg, which Kirby appears to fall for. When Dyna Blade returns to her nest to discover the egg broken open and her chick missing, she flies into a rage looking for the one responsible, and discovers it to be Kirby after King Dedede paints a pictograph for her depicting Kirby eating the egg. After spending a fair amount of time attacking Kirby, who tries to get away using the Warp Star, the giant bird eventually discovers that her chick is safe and sound at the beach, and that Kirby had been trying to look after it. While it is still understood that Kirby had wanted to eat the egg, but didn't because it hatched on him, Dyna Blade forgives Kirby since ultimately no harm came of the chick.||(no dialogue)|
|Cappy New Year||Tertiary character||Dyna Blade makes a very brief appearance near the end of the episode during the fireworks display after Kirby's battle with Sasuke, watching from her mountain.||(no dialogue)|
|A Fish Called Kine||Tertiary character||In this episode, Dyna Blade makes a brief appearance to harass Kine the sunfish during his date with Tiff, grabbing him while he is in a bucket in Cappy Town. Kine manages to jump out of the bucket, but lands in another troublesome spot and needs to be rescued regardless.||(no dialogue)|
|The Empty Nest Mess||Secondary character||In this episode, Dyna Blade flies into a rage again when she discovers her chick to be missing once more, this time directly kidnapped by King Dedede and Escargoon. Dyna Blade initially determines Kirby to be responsible and attacks him, but Kirby evades her and leads her to Castle Dedede, where she finds and stops Dedede and Escargoon from using their Insta-Monster Mixture on the chick and punishes them by dropping them from high up in the air.||(no dialogue)|
|Prediction Predicament - Part II||Tertiary character||In this episode, Dyna Blade is only briefly seen, watching the asteroid heading towards Dream Land from her mountain.||(no dialogue)|
|Tourist Trap||Tertiary character||In this episode, King Dedede and his tour group disturb Dyna Blade at her nest as part of the tour, so she attacks them by knocking their bus down the mountainside. Despite the clear danger, the tourists seem to have found this episode to be the most enjoyable part of the tour up to that point.||(no dialogue)|
|Kirby Takes the Cake||Tertiary character||Dyna Blade can be very briefly seen flying in the background at Kirby's anniversary party.||(no dialogue)|
|Waddle While You Work||Tertiary character||In this episode, King Dedede gets in trouble with Dyna Blade when he tries to eat her chick, hallucinating the chick as a walking roast turkey. The Waddle Dees and Kirby assemble to save King Dedede from his foolish actions, while also getting the chick to safety.||(no dialogue)|
|Waste Management||Secondary character||In this episode, Dyna Blade is attacked by Crowemon and his army of mind-controlled birds, who are seeking to take over Dream Land. Crowemon kidnaps Dyna Chick and holds it hostage, forcing Dyna Blade to allow him to attack her. Kirby saves both Dyna Blade and the chick by using the Wing ability against Crowemon.||(no dialogue)|
|Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I||Tertiary character||Dyna Blade only makes a brief cameo appearance in this episode, watching the Destroya invade Dream Land.||(no dialogue)||Appears only in the Japanese version.|
|Cappy Town Down||Tertiary character||In this episode, Dyna Blade is briefly seen at her mountain watching the Halberd take off.||(no dialogue)|
In the Kirby novel series
While Dyna Blade never directly appears in the Kirby novel series, she is mentioned in Kirby Meets the Squeak Squad!. She is known to be a very rare and legendary bird. Her crest feathers are treasures that many rich people have searched for, and they sell for tons of money. A very similar character called Acti Blade appears, who is capable of speech, is much less rare, and is not as burly. The theme of the two names could suggest they are derived from "dynamic" and "active".
In Kirby Meets the Squeak Squad!, obtaining one of Dyna Blade's crest feathers is King Dedede's ultimate goal. When Kirby first tells King Dedede that they must protect a large bird's egg, he only remembers that she had "Blade" in her name. At the end of the story, when the egg is returned to Acti Blade, King Dedede requests to pluck one of her crest feathers. He celebrates, and reveals that his true motivation was to steal a Dyna Blade crest feather and sell it for loads of money. Acti Blade informs him that she is a completely different species from Dyna Blade, and that her crest feathers are worthless, which angers Dedede.
- There was initially confusion regarding Dyna Blade's gender in English translations of the series. In the English Kirby Super Star instruction booklet, as well as in Kirby Air Ride, Dyna Blade is referred to as male. In the English dub of the anime, she is referred to as "it." She would not be concretely established as female in English until Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Dyna Blade's battle theme in Kirby Super Star Ultra, as well as that of Wham Bam Rock and Wham Bam Jewel, is a remix of Castle Lololo's theme from Kirby's Dream Land, which is also used as Dyna Blade's theme in Kirby Air Ride.
- In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, using the Jet ability's Rocket Dive on Dyna Blade with proper timing can instantly defeat her if all three hits connect (rise, drop, Drop Star rebound).
- Dyna Blade is the only final boss from Kirby Super Star to not be given a stronger variant in the remake.
Kirby Card Swipe card from Kirby Super Star Ultra
Keychain from Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Sticker from Kirby: Planet Robobot
Sticker from Super Kirby Clash
Character Treat from Kirby's Dream Buffet
Model used for her trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Dyna Blade
Names in other languages
|Traditional Chinese||巨大鋒翼鳥 (Super Kirby Clash onwards)
Jùdà Fēng Yì Niǎo
鳳凰鳥 (Kirby: Right Back at Ya!)
|Gigantic Edge-Winged Bird (Super Kirby Clash onwards)|
Phoenix Bird (Kirby: Right Back at Ya!)
Jùdà Fēng Yì Niǎo
|Latin American Spanish||Dyna Blade (Kirby: Triple Deluxe onwards)
Dyna Vaja (Kirby: Right Back at Ya!)
From "navaja" (razor)