Shooter Cutter[Japanese title] is a recurring attack that is used by several characters and/or bosses in the Kirby series. It is often used by Marx and Soul-form bosses and is infamous for being notoriously difficult to react to.
Appearance and function
When used, Shooter Cutter throws out Cutter-like blades in the four intercardinal directions, flying straight out diagonally, and then looping around and returning to the entity which threw them. These blades often come out very quickly and with little forewarning, covering a moderate area around the user. It is also often the case that this move is used two or more times in succession.
The following table outlines in chronological order which games this attack appears in, which entities can use the attack, and any other pertinent notes.
|Shooter Cutter Appearances|
|Kirby Super Star||Marx||This was the first appearance of the move, setting the standard for how it operates.|
|Kirby & The Amazing Mirror||Dark Mind||When Dark Mind's mirrors are shattered, they may shoot out shooter cutters before vanishing.|
|Kirby: Canvas Curse||Drawcia Soul||During this attack, Drawcia opens her core. She spits out rainbow colored cutter blades out. These blades can be blocked.|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Marx||Functions the same as the original Super Star version.|
|Marx Soul||Used twice in a row.|
|Kirby Mass Attack||Marx (Kirby Brawlball)||Fired in random directions.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Soul of Sectonia||Used only during the final phase.|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Star Dream Soul OS||Used only during the final phase.|
|Kirby Star Allies||Marx (Dream Friend)||This marked the first time the player could use this attack, when playing as Marx. It is not available as a base move, but activates when Marx uses Jester Ball Spit-Drop with the Bluster element.|
|Marx (Heroes in Another Dimension)||Functions the same as previous boss appearances.|
|Void Soul||Used three times in a row.|
|Void||Used three times in a row, with the third set shooting rapid-fire cutters.|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Marx||Used twice in a row when Marx is in low health.|
|Kirby and the Forgotten Land||Chaos Elfilis||Fires 6 cutters in a horizontal plane. Used only during the final phase.|
- In Kirby Star Allies, just like the Cutter ability itself, Dream Friend Marx can cut certain objects like Ropes and tall grass when using Shooter Cutter as part of the "Jester Ball Spit-Drop" move with the Bluster element.
- Magolor Soul is the only Soul boss who does not use the move.
Names in other languages
Shooter Cutter being used by Soul of Sectonia
Shooter Cutter being used by Star Dream Soul OS
Marx throwing out Shooter Cutters as a result of using "Jester Ball Spit Drop" with the Bluster effect from Kirby Star Allies
Shooter Cutter being used by Void Soul
Shooter Cutter being used by Void
Shooter Cutter being used by Chaos Elfilis