Sword Knight (anime)

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Sword Knight
Swordanime.png
Artwork of Sword Knight from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Details
First episode Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
Last episode Fright to the Finish
Main role Supporting character
Other appearance(s) his video game incarnation
Similar characters Blade Knight, Fololo & Falala
Voice actor(s) Eric Stuart (English)
Hikaru Tokita (Japanese)
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This article is about the character in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. For the enemy from the video games, see Sword Knight. For the Copy Ability, see Sword.

Sword Knight (Sword for short) is a recurring supporting character in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. He is one of Meta Knight's apprentices, along with his companion Blade Knight; whom he is almost always seen standing nearby. Sword Knight greatly resembles his appearance from the video games; wearing pale green armor at all times and never showing his face. He typically wields a golden sword and is decently skilled with it, though he and Blade also have other interests and skills.

In the 4Kids dub, Sword Knight speaks with a British cockney accent, which sets him aside from his partner Blade Knight who is usually unintelligible. In the Japanese version, his voice is high-pitched, though slightly deeper than Blade Knight's, and the two often finish each-others' sentences, similar to Lololo & Lalala.

Personality[edit]

Sword Knight is a stout and disciplined soldier, but he is somewhat inexperienced, particularly when compared to his sworn master Meta Knight. Sword Knight takes his role as an apprentice seriously, though almost to a fault, since he treats the other residents of Dream Land as little more than entities to be protected, rather than people to engage with socially. He does tend to speak more often to the people he protects than Blade Knight, however, though that may be primarily due to his speech being more understandable. Since Sword and Blade Knight have known each-other longer than they have any other member of the cast, they trust each-other implicitly and work well together. However, this leads them to being largely interchangeable in personality, much like Fololo & Falala.

In the episode Hour of the WolfWrath, Sword Knight and Blade Knight are revealed to have once been road-side bandits and attempted to rob Meta Knight once before he saved them from WolfWrath. It was this act that led them to swear loyalty to him. Because of this history and despite their loyalty, both Sword and Blade are somewhat temperamental and undisciplined, which sometimes leads them into trouble. However, they have permanently left their criminal pasts behind, and do not disturb the people of Cappy Town.

Filmography[edit]

The following is a complete list of all of Sword Knight's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, along with other information regarding his role in each episode:

Sword Knight's appearances in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!  
Episode Image Role Selected quote Notes
Kirby Comes to Cappy Town
E1 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "We're looking for a blob named Kirby!"
Kirby's Duel Role
E3 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "With a little more time, you could have taught Kirby to master the Sword Beam!"
Dark and Stormy Knight
E4 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue) Appears only in a flashback.
Un-Reality TV
E6 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "It's weird that the monster showed up on the same day as the teles!"
Curio's Curious Discovery
E8 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
The Pillow Case
E14 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "We've got to take back those pillows!"
Here Comes the Son
E19 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Dedede's Snow Job
E20 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Escargoon Rules
E25 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "King Escargoon?"
Hour of the WolfWrath
E26 Sword Knight.png
Primary character "The struggle turned the whole galaxy into a wasteland! To survive, we became bandits!" This marks Sword Knight's first leading role in an episode.
Abusement Park
E31 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "The cameras are all out of commission!"
The Kirby Derby - Part I
E35 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "We finally got Kirby's Starship ready for the race, Meta Knight." This is the first episode that showcases Sword and Blade's expert engineering skills.
The Kirby Derby - Part II
E36 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "We're the crew now!"
A Novel Approach
E38 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Escar-Gone
E39 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "What was that light?"
Monster Management
E40 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "Look how they fight! Like smoke and fire!"
Prediction Predicament - Part II
E42 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "It's a long shot."
Sheepwrecked
E43 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "That talking sheep must be a monster!"
Pink-Collar Blues
E47 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "I had no idea there were so many Waddle Dees here!"
Kirby Takes the Cake
E51 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Snack Attack - Part II
E53 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "Now it's a fair fight!"
One Crazy Knight
E54 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "Easy there, pops!"
Dedede's Pet Threat
E56 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Crusade for the Blade
E60 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "We'll handle this, Meta Knight!"
Mabel Turns the Tables
E62 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
The Kirby Quiz
E64 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "I'm simply shocked." Sword Knight has lines only in the Japanese version, so his dialogue is translated from that version.
Masher 2.0
E65 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "There's something creepy about this storm..."
The Chill Factor
E66 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Buccaneer Birdy
E70 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "That monster!"
Waddle While You Work
E72 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "Tiff can't seem to find Kirby, so we thought we'd check out the castle. No luck so far."
Dedede's Raw Deal
E73 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "That looks great, can we take a lunch break?"
A Trashy Tale
E81 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Cooking Up Trouble
E82 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "First, we need a tablespoon of oil." This episode reveals Sword and Blade's long desire to become chefs.
A Sunsational Puzzle
E85 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "We're buildin' a balloon!"
Born to Be Mild - Part I
E90 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character (no dialogue)
Born to Be Mild - Part II
E91 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "We snuck[sic] a sample of Fang's fuel!"
Hunger Struck
E92 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "The rest of you run!"
Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I
E96 Sword Knight.png
Tertiary character "That's weird."
Cappy Town Down
E98 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "It's a flying fortress built just for battle! Look closer... See them saucers flying 'round? They're all Destroyas, just like the ones that attacked Cappy Town!"
Combat Kirby
E99 Sword Knight.png
Primary character "Don't worry, she'll be fine. This ship's made to move at hyper-speeds!"
Fright to the Finish
E100 Sword Knight.png
Secondary character "Here we go!"

Trivia[edit]

  • In the Kirby Mass Attack Sub-Game Kirby Quest, one of the battles features Meta Knight with a Sword Knight and Blade Knight at his side. These two supporting knights are very likely meant to represent Sword and Blade from the anime.
  • Eric Stuart only took the role of voicing Sword Knight in episode 82 and onward. Sword Knight's voice actor before then is unknown.
  • In the Japanese version of the anime, Sword Knight is voiced by a female voice actor, Hikaru Tokita.

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