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Mace Knight
KSSU Mace Knight Artwork.png
Artwork of Mace Knight from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Details
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)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Javelin Knight, Axe Knight, Trident Knight, Masher
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He mustn't interfere with our plans!
— Mace Knight in Revenge of Meta Knight - Chapter 1, Kirby Super Star Ultra

Mace Knight is part of the Mid-Boss Meta-Knights in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby Super Star, as well as their respective remakes, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land and Kirby Super Star Ultra. He is seen on the Halberd and on Aquarius.

Mace Knight is the toughest of the four Meta-Knights, taking many hits to defeat, though he is still easily inhaled. Despite his name, he actually attacks with a flail, not a mace. He swings the flail over his head and occasionally throws it, causing it to fly a considerable distance to the left or right before returning to him. His flail is capable of blocking certain attacks, particularly ones that cannot penetrate. Mace Knight cannot jump, meaning that if he is knocked down to a lower area, he cannot get back up again.

Game appearances[edit]

Mace 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, supporting character Also encountered as standalone enemies. A Mace Knight shares dialogue with the other members of the Halberd Crew in Revenge of Meta Knight.
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, supporting character 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, supporting character 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'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]

Mace Knight debuts as a member of the Meta-Knights mid-boss in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. He is fought alongside the other group members Axe Knight, Javelin Knight, and Trident Knight. During the battle, he will swing his flail over his head and thrust it at Kirby. He can be defeated with Copy Abilities or by simply inhaling him, though he has more health than the other knights.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Mace Knight re-appears in Kirby Super Star and its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra with a similar role to that of its previous outing, battle-wise. However, in the sub-game Revenge of Meta Knight, he has a speaking role along with Axe Knight and the other members of the Halberd crew, commenting as Kirby completes his task of destroying the Halberd. He is mainly in charge of giving updates on the Halberd's condition and is also tasked with firing up the main cannon. Additionally, if Kirby finds the secret room on the ship with lots of food and 1-Ups, Mace Knight will reveal that the stash of goodies in said room belongs to him, and expresses much sadness as Kirby eats it all. In the Japanese version, Mace Knight has a habit of appending 「だス」 ("da su") to the end of his sentences.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

In Kirby Mass Attack, Mace Knight is fought alongside Javelin Knight at the end of Stage 4 in the sub-game Strato Patrol EOS. In this mode, his only attack is swinging his flail around. In addition to damaging Kirbys, the flail can block shots fired from them. Mace Knight also appears in Kirby Quest. Similarly to Strato Patrol EOS, he is battled with the rest of the Meta-Knights in Chapter 3.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

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

Mace Knight also appears as a sticker, taking his art from Kirby Super Star.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

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

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

Mace Knight
Novel Mace Knight Artwork V17.png
Artwork of Mace Knight from Kirby: Meta Knight and the Knight of Yomi
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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, Trident Knight, Javelin Knight
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In the Kirby novel series, Mace 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.

Volume appearances[edit]

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

Mace Knight's appearances in the Kirby novel series  
Volume Image Role Role details Notes
Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land! V5 Mace Knight Illustration.png Tertiary supporting character In this volume, Mace 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, Mace Knight is usually grouped with the other contestants without standing out. During the spicy food-eating contest, Mace Knight is one of the many contestants in pain from the spice, and wonders why Kirby is fine after eating the spicy food.
Kirby's Decisive Battle! Battle Royale!! V10 Meta-Knights Illustration.png Tertiary supporting character In this volume, like the other Meta-Knights, Mace 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, Mace 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: Save the Rainbow Islands! V14 Mace Knight Illustration.png Tertiary supporting character In this volume, Mace Knight, Trident Knight and Captain Vul go to get cake for themselves from Chef Kawasaki. When Kirby asks about their intentions, Mace Knight reveals their goal, as much for Captain Vul's dismay. Mace Knight gets mad at Kirby after learning that he ate all the cakes and holds his weapon against him. After they state that they want to help save the Rainbow Islands, he and the other Meta-Knights start to envision a vacation like the one that King Dedede wants, implying that they want to save the Rainbow Islands only to get a vacation. When Meta Knight returns from the adventure, Mace Knight misinterprets Meta Knight's disclaim of accomplishment as modesty.
Kirby: Uproar at the Kirby Café?! V18 Mace Knight Illustration.png Tertiary supporting character In this volume, like the other Meta-Knights, Mace 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. Mace Knight comes on the day of the competition with Meta Knight and wonders with the others what dish will win each round.

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Quotes[edit]

Quotes from Mace Knight in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
  • "He'll get in the way. Get rid of him!"
  • "Kirby's behind the nozzle! Fix him!"
  • "That was sure close."
  • "Main cannon's ready. Shall we blast him?"
  • "Look! Kirby's reached the deck."
  • "Kirby's gonna reach the deck!"
  • "What is this place?"
  • "The main cannon has been destroyed!"
  • "We're gonna lose balance!"
  • "Are you positive about this?"
  • "Major damage to the right wing!"
  • "No way! I ain't goin'."
  • "Oh no! Those are my hidden tomatoes!"
  • "If we lose power, we're doomed!!"
  • "The Wheelies are abandoning ship!"
  • "Ain't any power left! We can't fly!"
  • "Let's try one more time to get Kirby!"
  • "You can't go any further!"
  • "We're evacuating!"
  • "He mustn't interfere with our plans!"
  • "Kirby is just behind the nozzle now!"
  • "Hmm. That was close."
  • "OK. Main cannons online. Shall we fire?"
  • "But... ! But... ! Kirby is on the deck!"
  • "Looks like Kirby is trying to get on deck."
  • "What is this place?"
  • "The cannon's a wreck! We can't use it!"
  • "We're starting to lose stability because of it!"
  • "It looks like he's inside the cabin now..."
  • "He's moving through the ducts now!"
  • "He has his pick of the lot now."
  • "Hmph. I know we'll regret this."
  • "Looks like the explosion from Heavy Lobster took out the right wing!"
  • "And it's scary."
  • "Nooo! My secret stash of food and 1-UPs!"
  • "If we lose the reactor, this is all over for sure!"
  • "All of our Wheelie power sources are escaping!"
  • "We're junked! Nothing left to do but crash!"
  • "We should finish off Kirby then all escape together!"
  • "I cannot let you go any farther!"
  • "We'll go on ahead then!"

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese メイスナイト
Meisu Naito
Mace Knight
Chinese 锤矛骑士
Chuí máo qíshì
Mace Knight
Dutch Mace Knight -
French Sieur Lamasse Sir Mace
German Sir Morgenstern Sir Morning Star (a mace like weapon)
Italian Cavalier Mazza Mace Knight
Korean 메이스 나이트
Meiseu Naiteu
Mace Knight
Portuguese Cavaleiro clava Mace Knight
Spanish Mace Knight -