|The soldier returns, and he's more armed and dangerous than ever!|
— Tough: Gigant Edge Quest description in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Gigant Edge is a mid-boss debuting in Kirby's Return to Dream Land that grants the Sword Copy Ability, and is the first mid-boss in the series to do so. He wears different, tougher armor than Sword Knight's, and also sports a shield (which he occasionally uses). Gigant Edge attacks by shooting waves across the ground in an attempt to hit Kirby, or charging toward Kirby with his sword.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Gigant Edge made his first appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, debuting in Cookie Country - Stage 2, acting as a Mid-Boss. In the Extra Mode and The True Arena, Gigant Edge EX, a tougher variant of the normal enemy is found. His armor is bronze and he attacks more viciously.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Gigant Edge can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Gigant Edge locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
|Stage||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5|
Gigant Edge in the Cookie Country level of Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Gigant Edge also appears in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, returning as a Mid-Boss. He bears largely the same move-set, though he will additionally attempt to toss his sword in a boomerang fashion as it flies between the background and foreground. Gigant Edge DX, much like Gigant Edge EX before him is a much tougher variant, though his armor is golden and he could be considered to be much more formidable than EX.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe Gigant Edge can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Gigant Edge locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe|
|Stage||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5||Stage 6 EX||Stage 7 EX||Stage 8 EX|
Kirby: Planet Robobot
|Battle beside your team! Work together to defeat the Steel Soldier hiding in the forest!|
— Steel Soldier Gigant Edge Quest description from Team Kirby Clash
Gigant Edge appears as one of the opponents that the Kirbys must battle in the Kirby: Planet Robobot Sub-Game, Team Kirby Clash. Here, he is much larger, and has much greater Stamina. He also possesses some new moves, including the ability to leap high into the air and perform a down thrust, though this also leaves him helpless for a short while, since his sword gets stuck in the ground.
Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
|Here comes Gigant Edge, his blade gleaming! Dodge his downward blows!|
— Gigant Edge Quest description in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe
Gigant Edge appears three times in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe. He fights in much the same way as he did in the original sub-game, but each new encounter makes him tougher, and also makes his moves more elaborate.
Super Kirby Clash
Gigant Edge appears three times in Super Kirby Clash. He is paired with Kibble Blade to form Team Mighty Cleave, and paired again with Kracko to form Team Sword & Storm. Despite this, he is out-shined by his flashier cousin, Ignite Edge.
The following are all of Gigant Edge's attacks in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash. Note that attack names are conjectural:
|Gigant Edge's attacks in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe & Super Kirby Clash|
|Overhead Slash||Gigant Edge performs a large vertical slash with his sword which hits the ground.||He may follow this up with additional swipes.|
|Charge||Gigant Edge pulls out his sword and runs with it ahead of him. He does not stop until he hits the wall.||He may turn around before hitting a wall and run the other way.|
|Guard||Gigant Edge brings up his shield and raises his defenses. He cannot take damage while in this state.|
|Sword Slam||Gigant Edge pulls out his sword and slams the ground, knocking any nearby Kirbys away.|
|Blade Boomerang||Gigant Edge tosses his sword, which flies around the stage before returning to him.|
|Down Thrust||Gigant Edge leaps in the air and lands with his sword pointed at the ground. The impact has a large hitbox, but he has to take a minute to pull his sword back out of the ground.|
|Super Sword Slam||Gigant Edge pulls out his sword, charges it, and slams the ground, knocking any nearby Kirbys away and creating a shockwave which travels along the ground.|
Kirby Fighters 2
Gigant Edge returns in Kirby Fighters 2 as part of a duo boss battle named Duo Edge, where he is paired with Ignite Edge, in Story Mode: The Destined Rivals. His attacks are retained from his previous appearances in Super Kirby Clash, and he is always fought on The Empyrean.
Names in other languages
|French||Gigalame||Gigablade (Giga Blade)|
|German||Schwert Koloss||Sword Colossus|