Mirror

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Mirror
New Mirror.png
Artwork of Mirror Kirby from Kirby: Planet Robobot.
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First game Kirby Super Star
Latest game Kirby Battle Royale
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Type(s) Unlimited Use
Obtained from Simirror
Power(s) reflect attacks
Comparable to Beam
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This article is about the Copy Ability, and should not be confused with Mirror Doors.

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.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)[edit]

Artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra

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  
Skill Button Execution
Mirror Cut
B
Reflect Force
Hold B
Mirror Body
Dash + B
Reflect Guard
L/R

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

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  
Skill Button Execution Description
Mirror Cut
B
Kirby does a single slash with his wand.
Reflect Force
Hold B
Kirby creates a reflecting barrier in front of him while firing multiple glass projectiles forward.
Mirror Body
Dash + B
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
↑ + B
Kirby makes copies of himself going above his location.
Mirror Body - Ring
↓ + B
Kirby makes copies of himself going around him.
Reflect Guard
L/R
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[edit]

First teaser screenshot of the Mirror ability in 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
B
Mirror Body - Spin
Hold/release B
Mirror Body
Y

Due to its status as a downloadable ability, Mirror does not have any Headgear to unlock. It is also not available in Dedede's Cake Royale.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Mirror
Anime Mirror Kirby.png
Artwork from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
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First episode One Crazy Knight
Last episode Buccaneer Birdy
Obtained from Inhaling mirror or mirror-like objects
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The Mirror ability makes two appearances in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, in the episodes One Crazy Knight and Buccaneer Birdy. Mirror Kirby operates largely the same in the anime as he does in the games, though his ability to make mirror copies of himself is greatly increased in potency.

Notably, Mirror Kirby uses the exact same strategy in both of his appearances to defeat the Windwhipper and the Mole Monster. He starts by using his Reflect Guard to block an attack. Then he uses his Mirror Body to create clones of himself that dance around the monster, confusing it. After the mirror copies reconverge above the monster's head, Mirror Kirby finishes it off using a Mirror Cut to slice the monster clean in half.

Profiles[edit]

Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KSS Box NA.jpeg Kirby Super Star Reflect enemy attacks or fool them by creating a double image of Kirby.
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra This mirror has odd powers! Deflect projectiles or project doubles of yourself!
Kirby Planet Robobot box art.png Kirby: Planet Robobot This mysterious multiplying ability uses a magical technique. It responds to attacks received while guarding with automatic counterattacks.
Kirby Battle Royale box art.png Kirby Battle Royale Reflect attacks back at your rivals, and make duplicates to confound foes!

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.[1]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ミラー
Mirā
Mirror
Dutch Spiegel Mirror
French Miroir Mirror
German Spiegel Mirror
Italian Specchio Mirror
Russian Зеркало
Zerkalo
Mirror
Spanish Espejo Mirror


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