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.
|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:
|Tac 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 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.
Kirby Mass Attack
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.
- 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.
Names in other languages
|Kirby Air Ride|
|Air Ride courses||Fantasy Meadows • Celestial Valley • Sky Sands • Frozen Hillside • Magma Flows • Machine Passage • Beanstalk Park • Checker Knights • Nebula Belt|
|Top Ride courses||Grass • Sand • Sky • Fire • Light • Water • Metal|
|City Trial Stadiums||Air Glider • Destruction Derby • Drag Race • High Jump • Kirby Melee • Target Flight • Single Race • Vs. King Dedede|
|Copy Abilities||Bomb • Fire • Freeze • Mike • Needle • Plasma • Sleep • Sword • Tornado • Wheel • Wing|
|Air Ride Machines||Warpstar • Compact Star • Winged Star • Shadow Star • Formula Star • Wagon Star • Turbo Star • Jet Star • Slick Star • Swerve Star • Bulk Star • Rocket Star • Flight Warpstar • Free Star • Steer Star • Wheelie Bike • Wheelie Scooter • Rex Wheelie • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Dragoon • Hydra|
|Enemies||Balloon Bomber • Bronto Burt • Broom Hatter • Caller • Cappy • Chilly • Dale • Flappy • Gordo • Heat Phanphan • Noddy • Pichikuri • Plasma Wisp • Scarfy • Sword Knight • Walky • Waddle Dee • Wheelie|
|Game Modes||Air Ride • Top Ride • City Trial|