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Trident Knight
KSSU Trident Knight Artwork.png
Artwork of Trident Knight from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Details
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.

In the Kirby novel series[edit]

Trident Knight
Novel Trident Knight Artwork V17.png
Artwork of Trident Knight from Kirby: Meta Knight and the Knight of Yomi
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First appearance Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land!
Last appearance Kirby: The Dream Onsen is a Good Hot Spring♪
Role Recurring side character
Other appearance(s) his video game counterpart
Similar to Axe Knight, Mace Knight, Javelin Knight
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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.

Volume appearances[edit]

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  
Volume Image Role Role details Notes
Kirby: Big Race in Pupupu Land! V5 Trident Knight Illustration.png 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's Decisive Battle! Battle Royale!! V10 Meta-Knights Illustration.png Tertiary supporting character In this volume, like the other Meta-Knights, Trident Knight comes to Dedede's Cake Royale to root for Meta Knight in his matches. During the round of Flagball against Kirby, he cheers after Meta Knight hits the flag. He is sad when Meta Knight loses the round but cheers up after Captain Vul tells the Meta-Knights that winning the match was not Meta Knight's goal, rather it was testing his strength. During the finals, Trident Knight observes the match, wondering who will win. After Kirby spits out Sword Knight, he is relieved to find that Sword Knight did not abandon them.
Kirby: Save the Rainbow Islands! V14 Trident Knight Illustration.png 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.
Kirby: Uproar at the Kirby Café?! V18 Trident Knight Illustration.png Tertiary supporting character In this volume, like the other Meta-Knights, Trident Knight is excited by the thought of trying the desserts of the cooking competition. Meta Knight agrees to let the Meta-Knights taste the dishes, but only if they think of it as part of their training. Trident Knight comes on the day of the competition with Meta Knight and wonders with the others what dish will win each round.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese トライデントナイト
Toraidento Naito
Trident Knight
Chinese 三叉戟骑士
Sānchā jǐ qíshì
Trident Knight
Dutch Trident Knight -
European French Sieur Trident Sir Trident
German Sir Dreizack Sir Trident
Italian Cavalier Tridente Trident Knight
Korean 트라이던트 나이트
Teulaideonteu Naiteu
Trident Knight
Portuguese Cavaleiro tridente Trident Knight
Spanish Trident Knight -