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Lanzer is a recurring enemy from recent Kirby games which grants the Spear Ability when swallowed.
Lanzer is a knight, much like Trident Knight, who wields a trident. Unlike Trident Knight, however, Lanzer does not have a sickle headdress, instead sporting a crest, and does not toss its trident. It does however have excellent range when jabbing, so it should be treated with the utmost caution when faced.
The Lanzer's name may come from the German "Lanze", meaning "lance", and "lancer".
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Lanzer debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It is first encountered in the White Wafers level, serving as an additional means of getting the Spear ability.
New Challenge Stages
In Kirby's Dream Collection, Lanzer appears in the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game, where it serves as an enemy to be overcome in the Fighter Combat Chamber.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Lanzer reprises its role and function in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, completely unchanged from its previous appearances, although there is an insectoid variant found in Royal Road.