Galacta Knight

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Galacta Knight's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
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Debut Game Kirby Super Star Ultra
Last Game Kirby: Planet Robobot
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Galacta Knight is a powerful recurring Boss in the Kirby series. He greatly resembles Meta Knight, even being the same size, but sports key visual differences. His body is magenta in color, and the eyes behind his mask are red. His mask has a pointed cross-shaped visor on it instead of a horizontal slit. Unlike Meta Knight's bat wings, Galacta Knight has feathered wings. He fights with a magenta lance and a shield with a four-pointed star on it, much like the design of his helmet.

Game Appearances

Kirby Super Star Ultra

Galacta Knight fighting Kirby in the True Arena in Super Star Ultra.

Galacta Knight makes his debut as a surprise boss in this game. In Meta Knightmare Ultra, Meta Knight meets the Galactic NOVA, who grants him one wish. Meta Knight wishes to fight the strongest warrior in the galaxy so that he may become stronger, so NOVA unlocks Galacta Knight, who had been sealed away because of his immense power. His attack patterns are similar to Meta Knight's, but he makes liberal use of energy attacks as well.

He is also battled by Kirby in The True Arena.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Galacta Knight encased in crystal, just before the fight begins.

Galacta Knight appears in The True Arena, as a surprise boss before the fight with Magolor EX. He is generally considered to be the hardest boss in that game, and appears nowhere else in it. He fights in two phases, and has a habit of making lightning shoot up from the ground, as well as using lots of laser sword projectiles that bounce off the ground.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Galacta Knight (Here referred to as Galacta Knight Returns) is summoned as the final opponent for Meta Knight to face in Meta Knightmare Returns. He immediately thanks his summoner, Star Dream, by slicing it along its base and causing it to topple over. Meta Knight must fight and defeat him again, all the while dealing with the magenta knight's new and powerful arsenal. Once defeated, Galacta Knight is re-sealed, and sent back from whence he came.

He is also faced by Kirby in The True Arena.

Attack Style

Galacta Knight's battle tactics are very reminiscent of Meta Knight's, only his are more powerful with a wider arsenal. With his lance, he will do a down thrust from overhead, plunge it into the ground to release a shock wave, do a rapid stab with considerable reach, and fly around the battlefield with it outstretched. He also has a liking for tornadoes like Meta Knight. He will go to the edge of the screen and unleash a huge tornado, not unlike Mach Tornado. He will also wrap himself in a tornado and bounce around the stage. He can also fire energy waves from his shield. Also like Meta Knight, he will retreat from battle and force his opponent to fight regular enemies. He will also go to the center of the screen and fire a laser 360 degrees around him. One last attack of his is going to the center of the screen and calling forth pillars of fire.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description

"With a theme song called "The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy," you know this guy is serious business. Meta Knight does battle with him in Kirby Super Star Ultra. Also, he shows up in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, where he is the 13th boss you'll face in The True Arena."

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Trivia

  • Galacta Knight was sealed away because he was too powerful, but Meta Knight defeats him and Kirby defeats him twice, yet for some reason, Meta-Knight and Kirby are not deemed "too powerful" to be sealed away as well.
    • This is likely due to the notion that while Galacta Knight bore more power than either Kirby or Meta Knight, he was still defeated by them.
  • Unlike most bosses, which lose over half of their health when hit by a Mach Tornado, Galacta Knight loses only a small fraction of his health, so it is best to save Meta Knight's energy for healing and calling a helper.
  • One of Meta Knight's alternate color schemes in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U is based on Galacta Knight.
  • Unlike most other characters who share Kirby and Meta Knight's physique, Galacta Knight's feet are the same color as his body.
  • The English version of the Planet Robobot pause screen for Galacta Knight is missing some lines found in the Japanese version. The original says that Galacta Knight was sealed many times over the ages but was never successfully destroyed. It also states that he was capable of bringing everything to ruin.
    • Additionally, during the 'Planet Robobot Ask-A-Thon', it was explained that Galacta Knight did not appreciate being yanked about through time and space by Star Dream, which was why he slashed the computer upon being released.
  • According to a Miiverse post going over the winning drawing of the "Kirby: Planet Robobot Drawing and Screenshot Challenge", Galacta Knight was given '...an angelic, godlike look to contrast with Meta Knight’s bat-like wings.'