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Trident Knight

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Trident Knight
KSSU Trident Knight Artwork.png
Artwork of Trident Knight from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby's Dream Buffet (2022, reference)
Other game(s) Kirby Super Star
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack (Sub-Games)
Kirby: Planet Robobot (cameo)
Copy Ability None
Similar entities Javelin Knight, Mace Knight, Axe Knight, Lanzer
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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.

Game appearances[edit]

Trident Knight's video game appearances  
Game Role Notes
Kirby series
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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Unlike Axe Knight and Mace Knight, Trident Knight has no dialogue in Revenge of Meta Knight.

Kirby Mass Attack[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

In Kirby's Dream Buffet, Trident Knight appears on a Character Treat, depicting his artwork from Kirby Super Star.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トライデントナイト
Toraidento Naito
Trident Knight
Dutch Trident Knight -
European French Sieur Trident Sir Trident
German Sir Dreizack Sir Trident
Italian Cavalier Tridente Trident Knight
Portuguese Cavaleiro tridente Trident Knight