|“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 is a commonly recurring enemy throughout the Kirby series that has appeared in many games, including spinoffs. 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.
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"). 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 stamina 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
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:
|Shotzo 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:
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Sir Kibble appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U:
- 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.
- His trophy description hints that Sir Kibble might be just his armor, and nothing inside.
Names in other languages
Lord Kibble (Kirby's Dream Land 2; translated as "Load Kibble")
wān dāo qí shì
|German||Sir Kibble||Sir Kibble|
|Boomerang Knight (Sir Boomerang)|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|Characters||Kirby • King Dedede • Meta Knight • President Haltmann • Susie|
|Levels and stages||
Level 7: Mind in the Program
|Bosses||Regular||Gigavolt • Clanky Woods • C.O.G.S. • Holo Defense API • Susie • Core Kabula • Mecha Knight • Dedede Clone • Dedede Clones & D3 • Gigavolt II • Mecha Knight+ • President Haltmann • Star Dream|
|Meta Knightmare Returns||Stock Mecha Knight • Dark Matter Clone • Sectonia Clone • Galacta Knight Returns|
|The True Arena||Star Dream Soul OS|
|Team Kirby Clash||Gigant Edge • Mr. Frosty • Whispy Woods • Pyribbit • Landia • Landia EX|
|Mid-Bosses||Blocky • Bonkers • Dubior • Kibble Blade • King Doo • Invader Armor • Masher • Miasmoros • Security Force • Telepathos|
|Copy Abilities||Standard||Archer • Beam • Bomb • Circus • Cutter • Doctor • ESP • Fighter • Fire • Hammer • Ice • Jet • Leaf • Mirror • Ninja • Parasol • Poison • Smash Bros. • Spark • Stone • Sword • UFO • Wheel • Whip|
|Limited Use||Crash • Mike • Sleep|
|Robobot Armor Modes||Beam • Bomb • Cutter • ESP • Fire • Ice • Jet • Mike • Parasol • Spark • Stone • Sword • Wheel • Halberd|
|Team Kirby Clash||Beam Mage • Doctor Healmore • Hammer Lord • Sword Hero|
|Enemies||Bar Waddle Dees • Barbar • Blade Knight • Blipper • Bomber • Bouncy (Kirby 3D Rumble) • Bronto Burt • Broom Hatter • Cappy • Capsule J3 • Chemitory • Chilly • Chip • Chippurus • Clown Acrobot • Como • Covered Looker • Craby • Degout • Dekabu • Dice • Driver Waddle Dee • Elec • Flamer • Flotzo Borg • Foley • Gabon • Galbo • Gigatzo • Glunk • Grand Propeller • Grandy • Grizzo • Haltworker • Hot Head • Iron Ball • Iron Hammer • Kabu • Key Dee • Knuckle Joe • Labotory • Leafan • Mamanti • Metal Acro • Moonja • Mumbies • NESP • Noddy • Pacto • Parasol Waddle Dee • Poppy Bros. Jr. • Prism Ball • Propeller • Rocky • Scarfy • Security Laser • Shelt • Shotzo • Simirror • Sir Kibble • Sleepy Turtle • Soarar • Sparky • Spear Waddle Dee (Kirby 3D Rumble) • Spring Note • Spynum • Squishy • UFO • Venog • Vol • Waddle Dee • Waddle Doo • Walf • Walker Waddle Dee • Walky • Wester • Wheelie • Whippy • Yesman|
|Sub-Games||Team Kirby Clash • Kirby 3D Rumble • Meta Knightmare Returns • The Arena • The True Arena|
|Kirby 3D Rumble levels||Level 1 • Level 2 • Level 3|
|Items and objects||1-Up • 3D Warp Star • Assist Star • Blocks • Cannon • Code Cube • Energy Drink • Food • Fuse • Haltmann fan • Invincible Candy • Key • Maxim Tomato • Point Star • Rope (& Chain) • Stake • Sticker • Switch • Tilt Gondola • Treasure Chest • Warp Star • Wire|
|Extra||Access Ark • Goal Game • Haltmann Works Company • Jukebox (Original Soundtrack) • "The Noble Haltmann" • Theater|