|“Just like my blade, I keep coming back!” What’s inside that armor? Classified! Just like his golden blade, this guy returns to the fight again and again. Pluckiness is the best armor of all!|
— Pause screen caption for Sir Kibble, Kirby Star Allies
Sir Kibble (known as Load Kibble in Kirby's Dream Land 2) is a commonly recurring enemy throughout the Kirby series that has appeared in many games, including spin-offs. Sir Kibble himself has never possessed an incredibly major role in any specific game, only appearing as a basic enemy or as a Helper, most notably giving Kirby the Cutter Copy Ability when inhaled and swallowed. Sir Kibble's appearance is that of a round, spherical, metallic suit of armor that shrouds whatever may be inside in complete darkness. The top part of his helmet is a detachable blade-like weapon which he uses for all methods of attack. When Sir Kibble guards, he closes his helmet.
Sir Kibble mainly attacks Kirby by taking the blade off his helmet and hurling it at him. It then returns to him, similarly to a boomerang. If Kirby happens to be above his eyesight, Sir Kibble will usually jump before throwing his blade. Sir Kibble is often the main representative of the Cutter ability, and as such, serves as the Helper for that ability in both Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra and Kirby Star Allies.
A larger cousin to Sir Kibble called Kibble Blade serves as a Mid-Boss in a number of games in the series. Kibble Blade and Sir Kibble share many similar characteristics, but Kibble Blade has more detailed armor and defaults to an iron gray color.
- 1 Game appearances
- 1.1 Kirby's Dream Land
- 1.2 Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
- 1.3 Kirby's Dream Land 2
- 1.4 Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
- 1.5 Kirby's Dream Land 3
- 1.6 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- 1.7 Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
- 1.8 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- 1.9 Kirby's Dream Collection
- 1.10 Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot
- 1.11 Kirby: Battle Royale
- 1.12 Kirby Star Allies
- 1.13 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Gallery
- 4 Names in other languages
Kirby's Dream Land
Sir Kibble made his debut in this game. He mainly sits in place and throws his cutter boomerangs at regular intervals. Since Copy Abilities would not debut until the next game in the series, inhaling and swallowing Sir Kibble here yields nothing except for 1000 points.
Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Sir Kibble appears in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, now providing the Cutter ability for the first time. This title introduced Sir Kibble's tendency to jump over its own blade when trying to hit Kirby from behind.
Sir Kibble can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Sir Kibble locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land|
|Stage||Vegetable Valley||Ice Cream Island||Butter Building||Grape Garden||Yogurt Yard||Orange Ocean||Rainbow Resort|
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Load Kibble can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Load Kibble locations in Kirby's Dream Land 2|
|Stage||Grass Land||Big Forest||Ripple Field||Iceberg||Red Canyon||Cloudy Park||Dark Castle|
Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra
Sir Kibble appears in both of these games. Here, he can be summoned as a Helper by transforming a Cutter ability hat. As a Helper, Sir Kibble gains access to all of Cutter Kirby's moves, and also gains access to the coveted Infinity Jump, but he has less overall stamina than the pink puffball.
Sir Kibble also has his own slot in the sub-game Helper to Hero.
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Sir Kibble makes his debut appearance in 3-D in this game. He has a habit of holding still and launching a cutter from either a grounded position or after making a jump. Kirby can swallow him, and then hold the hapless knight over his head to damage foes using Sir Kibble's bladed helmet.
Sir Kibble appears on the 29th Enemy Info Card.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
Sir Kibble appears in both of these games, looking and acting exactly as it has in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
When possessed by Ghost Kirby, Sir Kibble can be made to walk, jump, and throw his cutter boomerang, though he needs a little time to charge up before throwing.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Sir Kibble can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Sir Kibble locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad|
|Stage||Prism Plains||Nature Notch||Cushy Cloud||Jam Jungle||Vocal Volcano||Ice Island||Secret Sea||Gamble Galaxy|
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Sir Kibble reappears in 3-D in this game, and can be seen often in stages, acting as he always has. Sir Kibble's larger cousin Kibble Blade debuts in this game.
Kirby's Dream Collection
In addition to his appearances in the games featured, Sir Kibble also appears in New Challenge Stages as a common enemy to be overcome, taking its appearance and function from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe & Kirby: Planet Robobot
Sir Kibble appears in both of these games, largely unchanged from Kirby's Return to Dream Land, though now able to throw his cutter boomerang between the foreground and background.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Sir Kibble appears as two randomly-obtained Keychains; one depicting him as his sprite from Kirby's Dream Land 2 (and referred to as 'Sir Kibble' rather than 'Load Kibble'), and another depicting his sprite from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
Kirby: Battle Royale
Although not appearing in this game as a character, one of Cutter Kirby's alternate headgear resembles Sir Kibble.
Kirby Star Allies
Sir Kibble returns in this game, gaining a much glossier look to his armor. As in Kirby Super Star (Ultra), Sir Kibble can be recruited as a Friend, gaining full access to Cutter Kirby's abilities and also gaining the ability to infuse his blade with one of the five Power Effects.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Sir Kibble appears as a trophy in this game:
- Sir Kibble is one of the few enemies in the series who has appeared in every single main series Kirby game, but has not appeared in any of the stand-alone spin-offs outside of cameos and references.
Names in other languages
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|Kirby's Dream Land 3|
|Characters||ChuChu • Coo • Gooey • Kine • Kirby • Nago • Pitch • Rick|
|Levels||Grass Land • Ripple Field • Sand Canyon • Cloudy Park • Iceberg|
|Mid-Bosses||Blocky • Boboo • Captain Stitch • Haboki • Jumper Shoot • Yuki|
|Bosses||Adeleine • Acro • Dark Matter • King Dedede • Pon Con • Whispy Woods • Zero|
|Copy Abilities||Burning • Clean • Cutter • Ice • Needle • Parasol • Spark • Stone|
|Enemies||Apolo • Babut • Batamon • Blipper • Bobin • Bobo • Boten • Boulder • Bouncy • Bronto Burt • Broom Hatter • Bukiset • Cappy • Chilly • Coconut • Como • Corori • Dekabu • Dogon • Doka • Gabon • Galbo • Gansan • Glunk • Gordo • Icicle • Joe • Kabu • Kany • Kapar • Keke • Klinko • Loud • Madoo • Magoo • Mariel • Mopoo • Mumbies • Mony • Nidoo • Nruff • Oro • Pacto • Pasara • Peloo • Peran • Polof • Popon • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Propeller • Pteran • Raft Waddle Dee • Rocky • Sasuke • Scarfy • Shotzo • Sir Kibble • Sparky • Squishy • Tick • Togezo • Waddle Dee • Wapod • Wappa • Yaban • Zebon|