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Sword Knight
KSSU Sword Knight artwork.png
Artwork of Sword Knight from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, as a Character Treat)
Other game(s) Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (Kirby Quest)
Kirby: Triple Deluxe (keychain)
Copy Ability Sword
Similar entities Blade Knight, Heavy Knight
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This article is about the sword-wielding foe with the segmented helmet, and should not be confused with Blade Knight.

Sword Knight is a relatively obscure sword-wielding enemy in the Kirby series, wearing green or purple armor and wielding a spiked blade either white or golden in hue. First appearing in Kirby's Adventure, he makes a fair number of appearances in early Kirby games, and will grant Kirby the Sword Copy Ability when swallowed. Sword Knight is normally found in random areas, and is usually ranked as a minor enemy, but he tends to have more prestige (if nothing else) than his cousin Blade Knight, despite appearing less often. Sword Knight also appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as an ally and an apprentice of Meta Knight.

Game appearances[edit]

Sword Knight's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby's Adventure Enemy
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Enemy As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, his role doesn't change.
Kirby Air Ride Enemy This is Sword Knight's first (and currently only) 3D appearance.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Enemy
Kirby: Squeak Squad Enemy
Kirby Super Star Ultra Enemy, ally, and playable character Enemy in Revenge of the King. Ally in Meta Knightmare Ultra that can be controlled if there is a second player. Playable in Helper to Hero.
Kirby Mass Attack Enemy Appears in the Sub-Game Kirby Quest.
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Enemy Kirby's Adventure is included, where Sword Knight has the exact same role.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Reference Appears as a collectible Keychain.
Kirby's Dream Buffet Reference Sword Knight appears on a collectible Character Treat.

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

Kirby approaching a Sword Knight in Kirby's Adventure.

KA Sword Knight sprite.png Sword Knight first appeared alongside Blade Knight in Kirby's Adventure. Here, he attacks Kirby with his sword, and can block most projectiles thrown at him. Kirby is granted the Sword Copy Ability when he swallows one.


Sword Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:

Sword Knight 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
Stage 1 No Yes Yes No Yes No No
Stage 2 Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Stage 3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Stage 4 Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Stage 5 N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Stage 6 N/A N/A No Yes No No No

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

In Kirby Air Ride, Sword Knight returns in his only appearance in 3D (so far), riding on a hoverboard. If Kirby approaches, Sword Knight will swing his sword wildly at him until he passes. Unlike most enemies in the game, Sword Knight rarely appears in a large group. At most, two or three might appear at once to gang up on Kirby.

Notably, two Sword Knights appear to antagonize Kirby in the game's opening cutscene. Kirby quickly dispatches them with the Sword Ability before moving on to face Meta Knight.


In Kirby Air Ride, Sword Knight can be found in the following places:

Sword Knight locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows Yes Beanstalk Park No
Celestial Valley Yes Machine Passage No
Sky Sands Yes Checker Knights Yes
Frozen Hillside Yes Kirby Melee 1 Yes
Magma Flows Yes Kirby Melee 2 Yes

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror & Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

UFO Kirby flying past Sword Knight in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.

KNiDL Sword Knight sprite.png Sword Knight appears in both of these games, looking and acting exactly as he has in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

When possessed by Ghost Kirby, Sword Knight can be made to walk, jump, and perform both standing and dashing slashes with his sword. He can do three different swipes with his sword while standing, though these differ only in look.


In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Sword Knight can be found in every major area of the Mirror World except for Radish Ruins.

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Sword Knight can be found in the following levels and stages:

Sword Knight locations in Kirby: Squeak Squad  
Stage Prism Plains Nature Notch Cushy Cloud Jam Jungle Vocal Volcano Ice Island Secret Sea Gamble Galaxy
Stage 1 No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
Stage 2 Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Stage 3 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stage 4 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No N/A
Stage 5 No Yes No No N/A No No N/A
Stage EX No Yes Yes No No No No N/A

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

Kirby approaching Sword Knight in Kirby Super Star Ultra.

KSSU Sword Knight Sprite.png In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Sword Knight appears as a normal enemy, but only in Revenge of the King, where he replaces Blade Knight (Sword Knight does not appear in the original Kirby Super Star). Sword Knight blocks projectiles and is much more aggressive than Blade Knight. Kirby is granted the Sword Copy Ability when he swallows one. However, Kirby is unable to call on Sword Knight to be a Helper. He can only call for Blade Knight. In Revenge of the King, Sword Knight appears in the stages Purple Plants, Crash Clouds, and The Revenge.

In Meta Knightmare Ultra, Meta Knight can call on a Sword Knight to assist him. He possesses most of Meta Knight's basic abilities and moves. By default, Sword Knight is AI-controlled, but a second player is able to control him. Whether a Sword Knight or Blade Knight is summoned is randomized.

Sword Knight also appears in Helper to Hero, with orange armor and a blue and red torso. Unlike Blade Knight, he is able to use an upwards-thrust attack. Sword Knight also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

Sword Knight appears in the Kirby Mass Attack Sub-Game Kirby Quest, alongside Blade Knight in Stage 29 and with Blade Knight and Meta Knight in Stage 39. Sword Knight has 750 HP, slightly more than Blade Knight's 720 HP, which may be a nod to how of the two, Sword Knight is generally considered to be slightly stronger.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

In Kirby: Triple Deluxe, two randomly appearing Keychains of Sword Knight can be obtained. One of them uses his sprite from Kirby's Adventure, while the other uses his sprite from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Kirby's Dream Buffet[edit]

Sword Knight does not appear in Kirby's Dream Buffet directly, but his artwork from Kirby's Adventure is used for one of the Character Treats.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Main article: Sword Knight (anime character)

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, Sword Knight is an assistant of Meta Knight, and has the same basic job as Blade Knight. In the English dub, he speaks with a British cockney accent, and is the only one of the two who can be understood clearly.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

Sword Knight
Novel Sword Knight Artwork V4.png
Artwork of Sword Knight from Kirby: Meta Knight and the Puppet Princess
First appearance Kirby: Meta Knight and the Puppet Princess
Last appearance Kirby: Meta Knight and the Knight of Yomi
Role Supporting character
Other appearance(s) his video game counterpart
his anime counterpart
Similar to Blade Knight
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He has immense respect for Meta Knight whom he serves.
— Unofficial translation of Sword Knight's description from Kirby: Meta Knight and the Puppet Princess

In the Kirby novel series, Sword Knight is one of Meta Knight's two highest-ranking henchmen, alongside Blade Knight. The two of them are often seen together, and are extremely loyal to Meta Knight. Sword Knight sometimes has a tendency to tease Blade Knight.

Volume appearances[edit]

The following is a complete list of every appearance Sword Knight has made in the Kirby novel series, along with the role he plays and its details in the plot of each volume:

Sword Knight's appearances in the Kirby novel series  
Volume Image Role Role details Notes
Kirby: Meta Knight and the Puppet Princess V4 Sword Knight Illustration.png Tetartagonist In this volume, Sword Knight and Blade Knight come with Meta Knight to the planet Chiffon Star to search for Princess Marona, who went missing. They find out that the princess was manipulated by Baron Gallic, a villain that Meta Knight and his henchmen had dealt with in the past. Sword and Blade remember that Baron Gallic had tried to control them with his Malice Stone to steal Meta Knight's treasured sword Galaxia in the past, but Meta Knight had stopped him. When the group confronts Baron Gallic, Kirby inhales Sword Knight for the Sword ability and nearly wins, but the baron puts Blade Knight under the control of his stone, and they escape to his lair. When the group sets out for Gallic's lair, Sword Knight calmly lets Kirby inhale him for the Sword ability again. Kirby loses against the brainwashed Blade Knight, and Sword Knight gets knocked out of him. Sword Knight falls under the stone's spell too, but Kirby quickly inhales the two knights so Meta Knight can go after Baron Gallic. After Baron Gallic's defeat, Sword and Blade come back to their senses, and they reunite with Meta Knight.
Kirby's Decisive Battle! Battle Royale!! (unillustrated) Tertiary character In this volume, Sword Knight is sent by Meta Knight to gather intel about Dedede's Cake Royale. He encounters Kirby and Waddle Dee and tells them about his mission. Waddle Dee gives him a leaflet about the event. After reading it, he thinks that Meta Knight would be pleased to hear that the prize is a cake. Kirby asks Sword Knight if he wants to be his Copy Ability, and even when Sword Knight refuses, Kirby inhales him and gets the Sword ability. By the time Meta Knight arrives to the Cake Royale to test his strength, he wonders on where Sword Knight went, not knowing that he got inhaled. Near the end of the Cake Royale, Kirby drops the Sword ability after a powerful attack by King Dedede, releasing Sword Knight. Kirby is about to inhale him again, but Sword Knight flees to the stands. Meta Knight tells Kirby that inhaling him again won't do any good, and Kirby agrees, relieving Sword Knight.





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ソードナイト
Sōdo Naito
Sword Knight
Traditional Chinese 利劍騎士
lì jiàn qíshì
Sharp Sword Knight
Simplified Chinese 利剑骑士
lì jiàn qíshì
Dutch Sword Knight -
French Edge Knight -
German Edge Knight -
Italian Edge Knight -
Korean 스워드 나이트
Seuwodeu Naiteu
Sword Knight
Portuguese Sword Knight -
Spanish Edge Knight -