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Tac (also referred to as T.A.C.) is an enemy in Kirby Super Star and its remake. He can empower Kirby with the "Copy" Copy Ability when inhaled. Tac's appearance consists of a dark blue robe with a green bag with a wind-like lines to steal Helpers or Copy Abilities. He has cat ears and visible eyes, and it is unknown what the rest of his face looks like. In Helper to Hero, Tac appears to have a middle tan, white clothing, and a red bag. Tac has unknown origins. In Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Tac can be used as a Helper by discarding the Copy Ability. He is also a playable enemy in Helper to Hero. When guarding, only his face and ears are visible.
Kirby Super Star (Ultra)
Tac appears as a common enemy in this game, who mainly attacks by running up to Kirby and attempting to steal his ability if he has one. Tac is able to run very quickly, making it easy for him to get away after stealing an ability, though it is easily thwarted by tricky terrain. It may also often be the case that Tac steals Kirby's ability, and then immediately falls into a bottomless pit, thus making the ability irretrievable. In addition, Tac is capable of stealing Kirby's Helper if the Helper is controlled by the CPU.
As a Helper, Tac has some unique attacks, which can be used to damage foes directly. He can also utilize a special Guard that makes him completely intangible.
|Copy Move-set (Tac)
||Hold Y (B) and release
|Discard Copy Ability
Tac can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:
Kirby Air Ride
Tac appears as part of a random event in the City Trial mode. Here, he appears in a number of set locations, usually underground, and runs about at random. When he appears, the Kirbys are tasked to find him and smack into him with their vehicles to cause him to drop items he'd 'stolen'. Once enough time passes, or enough items are dropped, Tac takes off using some sort of jet-pack, sometimes trailing more items as he does so.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Tacs appears as an enemy in both Smash Run for the 3DS version, and Smash Tour for the Wii U version. As a result, the trophy information varies depending on what version the player has.
||Wii U image
||American English description
||British English description
||SNES Kirby Super Star (American English), Kirby's Fun Pak (British English) (8/1996)
DS Kirby Super Star Ultra (9/2009)
|This zippy character appears in the Kirby series. In Smash Bros., he'll appear in Smash Run to try to steal your stat boosts from you. How much he steals depends on how much you've improved your stats. If you can catch him, you can get back whatever he stole. Don't give up!
||This speedy little guy appears in the Kirby series. In this game, he'll speed up to you, steal your stat boosts, then flee. How much he'll steal depends on your stats. He's hard to catch, but if you take him out, you can get your stat boosts back, so you'd better chase after him!
|This speedy little guy is from the Kirby series. In those games, he steals the ability Kirby's in the middle of using and bolts. If you want it back, you have to chase him down and take it. In Smash Tour, Tacs appear randomly on the board, and you'll be rewarded with multiple stat boosts if you're quick enough to catch one!
- Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
- Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.
- Tac's name spelled backwards is cat, referring to both a copycat and a cat burglar.
- When Kirby has the Copy ability, his only attack is to copy a foe's power. However, Tac can use many more attacks in Helper to Hero, such as Cat Magnum, Hide, and Steal.
Kirby Super Star Ultra sprite