Trident Knight is a stout enemy first appearing in Kirby's Adventure. Trident Knights wear armor resembling that of a samurai warrior with a crescent moon decoration on their helmet, and use electrified tridents as projectile weapons. Part of the Meta-Knights group, Trident Knights appear during Meta-Knight Mid-Boss sequences, typically spawning on high platforms and throwing tridents down at Kirby. Like the other members of their group, they give no ability when inhaled and swallowed.
|Trident Knight's video game appearances|
|Kirby's Adventure||Mid-Boss||Appears in ambush rooms alongside the other Meta-Knights.|
|Kirby Super Star||Mid-Boss, enemy||Also encountered as standalone enemies.|
|Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land||Mid-Boss||As this is a remake of Kirby's Adventure, he has the same role here as he did in that game.|
|Kirby Super Star Ultra||Mid-Boss, enemy||As this is a remake of Kirby Super Star, he has the same role here as he did in that game.|
|Kirby Mass Attack||Boss, enemy||Appears only in Sub-Games. Appears as a boss in Strato Patrol EOS, and an enemy in Kirby Quest.|
|Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition||Mid-Boss, enemy||Kirby's Adventure and Kirby Super Star are ported here, where he has the same role.|
|Kirby: Planet Robobot||Cameo||Appears in a screen-wiping attack in Meta Knightmare Returns. Also appears in the completion screen.|
|Kirby's Dream Buffet||Reference||Appears as a Character Treat.|
|Super Smash Bros. series|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate||Spirit||Grouped with the other three Meta-Knights as one primary spirit.|
Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Trident Knight debuts as a member of the Meta-Knights in Kirby's Adventure and its remake, Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. It is fought alongside the other group members Axe Knight, Javelin Knight, and Mace Knight. During the battle, it will stand on a ledge and throw tridents in an attempt to damage Kirby. It can be defeated by using Copy Abilities or inhaling and spitting the tridents back at it.
Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra
Trident Knight re-appears in Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra with a similar role to that of its previous outing. In this, however, it is capable of charging at Kirby with his trident in addition to its trident throws.
Kirby Mass Attack
In Kirby Mass Attack, Trident Knight is fought alongside Axe Knight at the end of Stage 4 in the sub-game Strato Patrol EOS. Its moveset has been reworked to fit the style of the subgame. Now, its only attack is charging downward from the top of the screen, followed by an upward thrust once it travels off-screen. Trident Knight also appears in the Kirby Quest sub-game. Similarly to Strato Patrol EOS, it is battled with the rest of the Meta-Knights in Chapter 3.
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Trident Knight makes a cameo in the Kirby: Planet Robobot sub-game Meta Knightmare Returns. When Meta Knight uses his Meta Knightmares attack, Trident Knight appears with the rest of the Meta-Knights to defeat all on-screen foes.
Trident Knight also appears as a sticker, taking his art from Kirby Super Star.
Kirby's Dream Buffet
In the Kirby novel series
In the Kirby novel series, Trident Knight is one of the four members of the Meta-Knights, a group of loyal servants who work for Meta Knight as the main combatants of the Battleship Halberd. He is usually grouped with the others, and does very little to stand out.
The following is a complete list of every appearance Trident Knight has made in the Kirby novel series, along with the role he plays and its details in the plot of each volume:
|Trident Knight's appearances in the Kirby novel series|
|Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land!||Tertiary supporting character||In this volume, Trident Knight is one of the many contestants in the big race held in Dream Land, along with the other three Meta-Knights. When the racers are choosing their machines, Axe Knight chooses the Shadow Star. The other Meta-Knights get jealous, and they board the machine too. The four of them fight over the machine as it unstably cruises along. Throughout the rest of the race, Trident Knight is usually grouped with the other contestants without standing out.|
|Kirby: Save the Rainbow Islands!||Tertiary supporting character||In this volume, Trident Knight, Mace Knight and Captain Vul go to get cake for themselves from Chef Kawasaki. When Kirby asks about their intentions, Trident Knight reveals their goal, as much for Captain Vul's dismay. Trident Knight gets mad at Kirby after learning that he ate all the cakes and holds his weapon against him. After they state that they want to help save the Rainbow Islands, he and the other Meta-Knights start to envision a vacation like the one that King Dedede wants, implying that they want to save the Rainbow Islands only to get a vacation. When Meta Knight returns from the adventure, Trident Knight misinterprets Meta Knight's disclaim of accomplishment as modesty.|
Illustration from the Kirby JP Twitter featuring Trident Knight
Trident Knight in Find Kirby!!
Towels from Lawson's Kirby's 30th Anniversary Campaign, featuring an 8-bit sprite of Trident Knight on one of the towels
Names in other languages
Sānchā jǐ qíshì
|European French||Sieur Trident||Sir Trident|
|German||Sir Dreizack||Sir Trident|
|Italian||Cavalier Tridente||Trident Knight|
|Portuguese||Cavaleiro tridente||Trident Knight|