|“||“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!''
— Guest Star Sir Kibble Cutting in Style Pause Screen description in Kirby Star Allies
Sir Kibble (called Load Kibble or Lord Kibble in Kirby's Dream Land 2, SirKibble in Kirby Super Star, and Sirkibble in Kirby's Dream Land 3 and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards), is a commonly reoccurring enemy throughout the Kirby series that has appeared in every main-series title, with only scant representation in spin-off games. 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.
|Sir Kibble's video game appearances|
|Kirby's Dream Land||Enemy|
|Kirby's Dream Land 2||Enemy|
|Kirby Super Star||Enemy and playable character||Sir Kibble can be played as when be recruited as a Helper.|
|Kirby's Dream Land 3||Enemy|
|Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||Enemy|
|Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land||Enemy||Reprises his role from Kirby's Adventure.|
|Kirby & The Amazing Mirror||Enemy|
|Kirby: Squeak Squad||Enemy|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Enemy and playable character||Reprises his role from Kirby Super Star.|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Enemy|
|Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition||Enemy||Appears in New Challenge Stages. Sir Kibble also appears in all six ported games included, where he has the exact same role.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Enemy|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Enemy|
|Kirby Battle Royale||Reference||One of the Rare Outfits for Cutter Kirby is based on him.|
|Kirby Star Allies||Enemy and playable character||Sir Kibble can be played as when recruited as a Friend.|
|Kirby Fighters 2||Reference||The same Rare Outfit from Kirby Battle Royale returns.|
|Kirby and the Forgotten Land||Enemy|
|Kirby's Dream Buffet||Reference||Appears as a Character Treat.|
|Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe||Enemy||Reprises his role from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. Brawl||Trophy|
|Super Smash Bros. for Wii U||Trophy|
Kirby's Dream Land
Sir Kibble made his debut in Kirby's Dream Land. 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 his 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
Sir Kibble has a slight redesign in Kirby's Dream Land 2 and is named Load Kibble (likely a mistranslation of "Lord Kibble", which is what he is referred to as in Kirby's Dream Buffet). Apart from this, he acts the same as usual.
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 Kirby Super Star and its remake. 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 health than the pink puffball.
Sir Kibble also has his own slot in the sub-game Helper to Hero.
Sir Kibble can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
|Sir Kibble locations in Kirby Super Star & Kirby Super Star Ultra|
|Green Greens||RoMK Chapter 4|
|Float Islands||RoMK Chapter 5|
|Bubbly Clouds||RoMK Chapter 6|
|Mt. Dedede||RoMK Chapter 7|
|Trial Room 1||Cavius|
|Trial Room 2||Mekkai|
|Old Tower||Purple Plants|
|RoMK Chapter 1||Crash Clouds|
|RoMK Chapter 2||The Revenge|
|RoMK Chapter 3|
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Sir Kibble, referred to as Sirkibble in-game, appears in Kirby's Dream Land 3, looking and behaving much the same way as in Kirby's Dream Land 2.
In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Sirkibble can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Sirkibble locations in Kirby's Dream Land 3|
|Stage||Grass Land||Ripple Field||Sand Canyon||Cloudy Park||Iceberg|
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Sir Kibble, again referred to as Sirkibble in the English version, makes his 3D debut in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. 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 Sirkibble's bladed helmet.
Sirkibble appears on the 29th Enemy Info Card.
Sirkibble can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Sirkibble locations in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards|
|Stage||Pop Star||Rock Star||Aqua Star||Neo Star||Shiver Star||Ripple Star||Dark Star|
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad
Sir Kibble appears in both of these games, looking and acting exactly as he 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 / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land Sir Kibble can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Sir Kibble locations in Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
|Stage||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5|
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
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 his 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 (referred to as Sir Kibble rather than Load Kibble in the English version, though the Japanese version retains that name), and another depicting his sprite from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.
In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Sir Kibble can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Sir Kibble locations in Kirby: Triple Deluxe|
|Stage||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5||Stage 6 EX||Stage 7 EX||Stage 8 EX|
In Kirby: Planet Robobot Sir Kibble can be found in the following levels and stages:
|Sir Kibble locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|Stage||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5||Stage 6 EX||Stage 7 EX||Stage 8 EX|
Kirby Battle Royale
Kirby Star Allies
Sir Kibble returns in Kirby Star Allies, 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.
In Kirby Star Allies Sir Kibble can be found in the following levels and stages:
Kirby Fighters 2
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Sir Kibble returns as an enemy in Kirby and the Forgotten Land, providing Cutter as usual. He can throw his cutter blade straight forward or in a circular motion.
In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Sir Kibble can be found in the following stages:
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Sir Kibble appears as a Character Treat in Kirby's Dream Buffet, using his sprite from Kirby's Dream Land 2. Notably, he is referred to here as "Lord Kibble", which was likely meant to be the correct translation for "Load Kibble", the name he is known by in that game.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Sir Kibble appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl:
|"An armor-clad foe. Sir Kibble grips the blade on his head between his hands before launching it at Kirby. By inhaling Sir Kibble, Kirby can copy his Cutter ability to throw boomerang-like blades. At close range, Sir Kibble can use his cutter like a sword for a direct attack."|
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Sir Kibble appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U:
In the Kirby novel series
In the Kirby novel series, Sir Kibble appears as a secondary character in Kirby and the Dangerous Gourmet Mansion?!. He is one of the three thieves who kidnaps Mrs. Parfaitski, with the other two being Wheelie and Walky. Sir Kibble is the main spokesperson of the group, and is the second member to appear.
When Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight reach a cliff, they notice a suspension bridge connecting it to the other side of the shore. Sir Kibble cuts the bridge, and quickly reveals himself. He is described as an inhabitant of Dream Land who normally serves King Dedede, and his cutter is strong enough to cut even steel. Sir Kibble starts fighting with the three. Kirby quickly drops the Wheel ability he had gained earlier and inhales Sir Kibble to obtain the Cutter ability. Wheelie, who was now released, is forced to lead the three to the cave where Mrs. Parfaitski is held hostage. After they get there and meet Walky, Wheelie requests that Kirby releases Sir Kibble. Kirby drops the Cutter ability, restoring him, who is angered and hurt. After Wheelie calms Sir Kibble, the two explain that they kidnapped Mrs. Parfaitski because she was cruel to her chefs and locked them up due to her picky and unnecessary dissatisfaction with their food. Sir Kibble then leads them all to where an angry Mrs. Parfaitski is tied up. Kirby inhales Walky to gain the Mike ability and sing an ear-splitting song, much to everyone's displeasure. This causes the cave to eventually collapse, and the group rushes out. Sir Kibble mutters that he thinks Kirby is the strongest in Dream Land, and later remarks that Walky was lucky to miss out on the song. With Mrs. Parfaitski finally giving in, the group returns to her mansion to free the locked away chefs.
- 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 standalone spinoffs outside of cameos and references.
- What exactly is inside Sir Kibble's armor is a mystery, which is played up by his Kirby Star Allies Guest Star description. His Super Smash Bros. for Wii U trophy description hints that he might just be an animated suit of armor, with nothing inside.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land figure
Pixel Lord Kibble Character Treat from Kirby's Dream Buffet
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Sir Kibble
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter commemorating the reveal of Kirby for Nintendo Switch
Names in other languages
Lord Kibble (Kirby's Dream Land 2)
wān dāo qí shì
wān dāo qí shì
|European French||Duc Hache Viande||Lit. Duke Chop Meat|
|Italian||Duc de' Zac|
키블 경(Kirby: Triple Deluxe Keychain)
Sir Kibble (Transliteration)
|Brazilian Portuguese||Lorde Kibble (Lord Kibble)||Lord Kibble|
|European Portuguese||Sir Kibble||-|