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Lanzer

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Lanzer
KRtDLD Lanzer screenshot.png
Screenshot of Lanzer in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
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First game Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)
Latest game Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (2023)
Other game(s) Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition (New Challenge Stages)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Copy Ability Spear
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Lanzer[1] is a reoccurring enemy which grants Kirby the Spear Copy Ability when swallowed. The enemy, which debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, wields a trident and sports an iridescent purple helmet. Lanzer bears a resemblance to certain other knights in the Kirby series, namely Trident Knight and Sir Kibble. This is apparent given Lanzer's spherical build and comparatively large feet. Unlike Trident Knight, however, Lanzer does not toss its trident when attacking. Nonetheless, it has excellent range when jabbing, so it should be treated with the utmost caution when faced.

Lanzer's name may come from the German "Lanze", meaning "lance", and "lancer".

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe[edit]

Lanzer in Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Lanzer debuted in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It is first encountered in Stage 3 of White Wafers, serving as an additional means of getting the Spear ability.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Lanzer can be found in the following levels and stages:

Lanzer locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6
Cookie Country No No No No No N/A
Raisin Ruins No No No No No N/A
Onion Ocean No No No No No N/A
White Wafers No No Yes No Yes No
Nutty Noon No No No No Yes No
Egg Engines No No Yes Yes No No
Dangerous Dinner Yes No Yes N/A N/A N/A
Lanzer locations in Magolor Epilogue: The Interdimensional Traveler  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Opening Stage No 4-3 No
1-1 No 4-4 Yes
1-2 No 4-EX No
1-3 No Sphere No
1-BOSS No Levitation No
2-1 No Health No
2-2 No Surge No
2-3 No Bomb No
2-4 No Upward No
2-BOSS No Needles No
3-1 No Barrier No
3-2 No Vanish No
3-3 No Cannon No
3-4 No Black Hole No
3-BOSS No Trickery No
4-1 Yes Secret Stage No
4-2 Yes Final Boss No

Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition, 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[edit]

KTD Sectra Lanzer.png
Sectra Knight in 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 called Sectra Knight.

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Lanzer can be found in the following levels and stages:

Lanzer 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
Fine Fields No No No No N/A No N/A N/A
Lollipop Land No Yes Yes No N/A Yes N/A N/A
Old Odyssey No No No No No N/A No N/A
Wild World No No No No Yes N/A No N/A
Endless Explosions No Yes No Yes No N/A No N/A
Royal Road Yes* Yes* No Yes* Yes* N/A Yes* Yes*
*As Sectra Knight

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ランゼル
Ranzeru
Lanzer


References

  1. "The trident-carrying, knight-like enemy Lanzer has a brisk march, which makes it feel like a soldier and gives the impression that it could lunge at you with its trident at any second!" –Satoshi Ishida (Miiverse)