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Javelin Knight
KSSU Javelin Knight Artwork.png
Artwork of Javelin Knight from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (Sub-Games)
Kirby: Planet Robobot (cameo)
Kirby Battle Royale (reference)
Similar entities Axe Knight, Mace Knight, Trident Knight
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Javelin Knight is a hovering robotic member of the mid-boss group Meta-Knights which first appeared in Kirby's Adventure that holds javelins and swings them around. It can be inhaled like any other enemy, but does not give Kirby an ability.

Javelin Knight appears to be entirely robotic, with no real limbs to speak of, and only a slit visor that glows red or yellow to pass for a 'face'. It is also the only Meta-Knight capable of hovering, and can also bounce around the place with high and graceful jumps. It will attack either by swinging its javelin around as it bounces, or by shooting it at Kirby.

Game appearances[edit]

Javelin Knight's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
Kirby's Adventure Mid-Boss Appears in ambush rooms alongside the other Meta-Knights.
Kirby Super Star Mid-Boss, enemy Also encountered as standalone enemies.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Mid-Boss As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, he has the same role here as he did in that game.
Kirby Super Star Ultra Mid-Boss, enemy As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, he has the same role here as he did in that game.
Kirby Mass Attack Boss, enemy Appears only in Sub-Games. Appears as a boss in Strato Patrol EOS, and an enemy in Kirby Quest.
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Mid-Boss, enemy Kirby's Adventure and Kirby Super Star are ported here, where he has the same role.
Kirby: Planet Robobot Cameo Appears in a screen-wiping attack in Meta Knightmare Returns. Also appears in the completion screen.
Kirby Battle Royale Reference One of the pieces of Headgear for Spear Kirby is based on him.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Appears as a Character Treat.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Grouped with the other three Meta-Knights as one primary spirit.

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

Javelin Knight debuts as a member of the Meta-Knights in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It is fought alongside the other group members Axe Knight, Trident Knight, and Mace Knight. It appears more rarely than the other three, but can usually be seen either hopping through the air while spinning a javelin around, or hovering in place and throwing its javelins in an arc toward Kirby. It is not particularly hardy when compared to the other Meta-Knights, and can be defeated easily with an inhale or a Copy Ability attack.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Javelin Knight re-appears in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra with a similar role to that of its previous outing.

Unlike Axe Knight and Mace Knight, Javelin Knight has no dialogue in Revenge of Meta Knight.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

In Kirby Mass Attack, Javelin Knight is fought alongside Mace Knight at the end of Stage 4 in the sub-game Strato Patrol EOS.

Javelin Knight also appears in the Kirby Quest sub-game. Similarly to Strato Patrol EOS, it is battled with the rest of the Meta-Knights in Chapter 3.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Javelin Knight makes a cameo in the Kirby: Planet Robobot sub-game Meta Knightmare Returns. When Meta Knight uses his Meta Knightmares attack, Javelin Knight appears with the rest of the Meta-Knights to defeat all on-screen foes.

Javelin Knight also appears as a sticker, taking its art from Kirby Super Star.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

This bright helmet is worn by the boldest of spear masters.
— Javelin Knight Helm description from Kirby Battle Royale

In Kirby Battle Royale, there is an unlockable type of headgear for Spear Kirby based on Javelin Knight. It is called the Javelin Knight Helm, and it costs 750 Battle Coins.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Javelin Knight appears on a Character Treat, depicting its artwork from Kirby Super Star.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

Javelin Knight
Novel Javelin Knight Artwork V17.png
Artwork of Javelin Knight from Kirby: Meta Knight and the Knight of Yomi
First appearance Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land!
Last appearance Kirby: The Dream Onsen is a Good Hot Spring♪
Role Recurring side character
Other appearance(s) his video game counterpart
Similar to Axe Knight, Mace Knight, Trident Knight
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In the Kirby novel series, Javelin Knight is one of the four members of the Meta-Knights, a group of loyal servants who work for Meta Knight as the main combatants of the Battleship Halberd. He is usually grouped with the others, and does very little to stand out. The text never acknowledges Javelin Knight's ability to float, even though the illustrations clearly show him floating.

Volume appearances[edit]

The following is a complete list of every appearance Javelin Knight has made in the Kirby novel series, along with the role he plays and its details in the plot of each volume:

Javelin Knight's appearances in the Kirby novel series  
Volume Image Role Role details Notes
Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land! V5 Javelin Knight Illustration.png Tertiary supporting character In this volume, Javelin Knight is one of the many contestants in the big race held in Dream Land, along with the other three Meta-Knights. When the racers are choosing their machines, Axe Knight chooses the Shadow Star. The other Meta-Knights get jealous, and they board the machine too. The four of them fight over the machine as it unstably cruises along. Throughout the rest of the race, Javelin Knight is usually grouped with the other contestants without standing out. During the singing contest, Javelin Knight starts singing after King Dedede's bad performance. Javelin Knight sings with all his feelings in a sweet voice. He successfully matches the song perfectly, but he does not sing loud enough to win the contest.
Kirby's Decisive Battle! Battle Royale!! V10 Meta-Knights Illustration.png Tertiary supporting character In this volume, like the other Meta-Knights, Javelin Knight comes to Dedede's Cake Royale to root for Meta Knight in his matches. During the round of Flagball against Kirby, he cheers after Meta Knight hits the flag. He is sad when Meta Knight loses the round but cheers up after Captain Vul tells the Meta-Knights that winning the match was not Meta Knight's goal, rather it was testing his strength. During the finals, Javelin Knight observes the match, wondering who will win. After Kirby spits out Sword Knight, he is relieved to find that Sword Knight did not abandon them.
Kirby: Uproar at the Kirby Café?! V18 Javelin Knight Illustration.png Tertiary supporting character In this volume, like the other Meta-Knights, Javelin Knight is excited by the thought of trying the desserts of the cooking competition. Meta Knight agrees to let the Meta-Knights taste the dishes, but only if they think of it as part of their training. Javelin Knight comes on the day of the competition with Meta Knight and wonders with the others what dish will win each round.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トジャベリンナイト
Jaberin Naito
Javelin Knight
Chinese 标枪骑士
Biāoqiāng qíshì
Javelin Knight
Dutch Javelin Knight -
French Sieur Lalance Sir Spear
German Sir Pieko Sir Pieko
Italian Cavalier Lancia Spear Knight
Korean 자벨린 나이트
Jabellin Naiteu
Javelin Knight
Portuguese Cavaleiro lança Spear Knight
Spanish Javelin Knight -