|This mirror has odd powers! Deflect projectiles or project doubles of yourself!|
— Kirby Super Star Ultra pause caption
Mirror is a Copy Ability which allows Kirby to project mirrors and reflect attacks back at his enemies. The Mirror ability first appeared in Kirby Super Star and is obtained primarily by swallowing Simirror. Using the ability, Kirby can slide along the ground without moving his feet, can reflect projectiles with his primary mirror attack and his Guard, and can project copies of himself which can hit enemies. The hat for Mirror Kirby originally resembles that of the Beam ability, though with a red and blue color scheme. It was updated to its modern design in Kirby: Planet Robobot, changing the look and color of the hat somewhat and giving Kirby a more distinctive magic rod.
Kirby Super Star (Ultra)
|Reflect enemy attacks or fool them by creating a double image of Kirby.|
— Pause description from Kirby Super Star
Mirror makes its debut appearance in Kirby Super Star, and also appears in its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra. The ability is obtained exclusively by inhaling a Simirror, though it can also be equipped in Milky Way Wishes through Copy Essence Deluxe. With Mirror equipped, Kirby can create Simirror as a helper. Kirby's visual appearance changes by becoming a lighter color and wearing a jester-style cap.
|Mirror moveset in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra|
Kirby: Planet Robobot
|This mysterious multiplying ability uses a magical technique. It responds to attacks received while guarding with automatic counterattacks.|
— Kirby: Planet Robobot pause caption
After a long absence, Mirror returns in its first 3D iteration in Kirby: Planet Robobot, with the hat receiving a redesign to further distinguish it from Beam's hat. It is once again obtained from Simirror, and retains most of its functionality from Kirby Super Star, but also receives some upgrades. Two new moves allow Kirby to make multiple copies of himself in a large spread attack or a vertical strike, and all moves are now also able to reflect projectiles back to enemies on different planes. To compensate for these additions, the shield for Reflect Guard is not permanent as it is in Kirby Super Star.
|Mirror moveset in Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|Mirror Cut||Kirby does a single slash with his wand.|
|Reflect Force||Kirby creates a reflecting barrier in front of him while firing multiple glass projectiles forward.|
|Mirror Body||Kirby splits in two one going in the direction he came from and the other in the opposite direction also effected by falling.|
|Mirror Body - Sky||Kirby makes copies of himself going above his location.|
|Mirror Body - Ring||Kirby makes copies of himself going around him.|
|Reflect Guard||Kirby makes a multicolored bubble shield to reflect attacks. Will eventually shatter if held for too long.|
|*Mirror body (normal, sky and ring) render Kirby invulnerable to most attacks during execution.|
Kirby Battle Royale
While Mirror was not included among the initial roster of Copy Abilities for this title, a Copy Ability Poll was held on the various websites for the game, to determine which additional abilities the fans wanted to be added into the game. The Mirror ability won the first poll, and shortly after, it was confirmed that the ability would be added into the game as free downloadable content.
The Mirror ability was added into the game on December 13th, 2017, pre-dating Battle Royale's release in North America by over a month.
|Mirror Moveset in Kirby Battle Royale|
|Skill||Button Execution||Skill||Button Execution|
|Reflect Force||Mirror Body - Spin|
In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- When Marx splits in half to do his black hole attack, it resembles Mirror Kirby doing Mirror Body.
- The Reflect Guard move, which surrounds Kirby with a bubble shield, is a possible inspiration for the fighters' Shields from the Super Smash Bros. games. Like those shields, the Mirror Guard bubble will eventually break if held for too long, though it won't daze Kirby when it does so.
- The original design of the Mirror Hat - being a recolor of the Beam hat - was a result of memory limitations in the Kirby Super Star cartridge, which was one of the motivating factors for redesigning it for Kirby: Planet Robobot.
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