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, but 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. In Kirby Super Star and its remake, Tac can be used as a Helper by discarding the Copy Ability and is also playable in Helper to Hero.
Tac's name spelled backwards is "cat", referring to both a copycat and a cat burglar, which also fits his appearance.
|Tac's video game appearances|
|Kirby Super Star||Enemy and playable character||Tac can be played as when recruited as a Helper.|
|Kirby Air Ride||Enemy|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Enemy and playable character||As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, his role doesn't change.|
|Kirby Mass Attack||Enemy||Appears in the Sub-Game Kirby Brawlball.|
|Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Reference||Appears as a keychain.|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Reference||Appears as a sticker.|
|Kirby's Dream Buffet||Reference||Appears as a Character Treat.|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS||Smash Run enemy||Also appears as a Trophy.|
|Super Smash Bros. for Wii U||Smash Tour enemy||Also appears as a Trophy.|
Kirby Super Star / 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.
Compared to the Copy ability Kirby can use, Tac as a helper has a lot of unique attacks, which can be used to damage foes directly. He can also utilize a special Guard that makes him completely intangible. When guarding, only his face and ears are visible.
In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Tac also appears on a card in Kirby Card Swipe.
|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 dropping more items as he does so.
Kirby Mass Attack
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby's Dream Buffet
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Tacs appear as an enemy in both Smash Run for the 3DS version, and Smash Tour for the Wii U version.
In Smash Run, he functions much like he does in Kirby Super Star, this time stealing stat boosts from players instead of Copy Abilities. Defeating him before he flees the scene gives back all the stat boosts he has stolen from a player.
In Smash Tour, he sometimes appears on the game board and award multiple stat boosts if a player manages to catch one.
- Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
- Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.
Names in other languages