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Blade Knight
Name (JP) ブレイドナイト (Bureidonaito)
In Games
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Copy AbilitySword
Points Given500
CategoryRegular enemy, Helper
Helper IconBladeknighticonKSSU
You'll gain the Sword ability by gulping this baddie down.
— Official Kirby: Triple Deluxe website

Blade Knight is a recurring enemy in the Kirby series. It yields the Sword ability when inhaled.

Physical Appearance

Blade Knight is a tiny soldier armed with a sword. He is commonly seen wearing a green suit of armor that includes a long helmet with red tassels at the tip, a pink mouth guard beneath the helmet, a golden visor, and large shoulder pads. White-gloved arms emerge from underneath Blade Knight's shoulder pads. The enemy's body is slightly egg-shaped, and is usually blue or green. Blade Knight wears a bluish belt with a silver buckle, as well as brown boots resembling those of Meta Knight.


Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Blade Knight can be found pacing back and forth for short distances while swinging its weapon about in wide slashes. He makes no effort to move from this spot. Swallowing it grants the Sword ability.

Blade Knight also appears in Vegetable Valley's Museum.

Kirby's Pinball Land

Blade Knight appears in Kirby's Pinball Land on the top stage of Whispy Woods Land, after the player has defeated King Dedede at least once, and when the player causes the Twisters to spin for a sufficiently long amount of time. This adds 77700 points to the player's score. Blade Knight will appear in the center of the stage. He does not move and cannot be hit.

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Blade Knight appears in various levels. He can be found pacing back in forth in a limited range where he swings his weapon back and forth to unleash a flurry of quick-paced slashes and Sword Beams to hurt Kirby. If swallowed, it gives the Sword ability. Blade Knight appears as the Helper for the Sword ability as well, having access to the range of attacks that Kirby can use. Unlike Sword Knight, Blade Knight is unable to use the powerful upward thrust.

In the game's remake, Blade Knight, along with Sword Knight, can be summoned by Meta Knight in Meta Knightmare Ultra. Blade Knight is also playable in Helper to Hero, where he has a blue upper body, brown lower body and tan shoes. He can also be seen as a card in the sub-game Card Swipe.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition

Blade Knight is first introduced in Cookie Country, and appears in many other worlds thereafter. Blade Knight no longer has the wide range of moves that he had in Kirby Super Star, and is now limited to two attacks: swinging his sword once, and swinging his sword twice while moving forward slightly. Blade Knight's attacks are notably much slower than in previous series installments. Blade Knight's sword lacks its distinctive spikes; this makes Kirby's Return to Dream Land the first game since Kirby's Pinball Land to show the enemy wielding his original weapon.

Blade Knight appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition as well. It appears in the Sword Challenge, the Smash Combat Chamber, and Magolor Race 1, 3, and EX.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Blade Knight acts as he does in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, with two changes: Blade Knight's attack speed has been greatly improved, and he does not not pause before his double-slash attack.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Blade Knight appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. His model from the cancelled Kirby GCN is used.

A trophy of Blade Knight appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as well. Like several other Kirby trophies in the game, the enemy uses his model from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.

In the Anime

Blade Knight
Name (JP) ブレイドナイト (Bureidonaito)
RoleMeta Knight's assistant
First AppearanceKirby Comes to Cappy Town
Last AppearanceFright to the Finish
AffiliationMeta Knight, Sword Knight
Blade Knight appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as an ally and servant of Meta Knight. He and Sword Knight were once thieves that encountered Meta Knight whilst he was being chased by WolfWrath. Meta Knight saved their lives by eventually driving WolfWrath away and the two became indebted to him for doing so. They eventually followed Meta Knight to Dream Land where they became servants of King Dedede.

He and Sword Knight are known to be expert Mechanics as they are known to be able to fix machinery (mostly Spaceships, and thus, probably helped in the construction of the Halberd). In The Kirby Derby - Part I, they converted Kirby's broken Spaceship to be fit to use in a race King Dedede recently announced.

In the Japanese Version he speaks coherently, whilst in the dub, his words are so badly formed that his speech is literally gibberish, although this is most likely because of the face mask. The key things he says (especially names) can usually be made out clearly. He and Sword Knight are almost always seen together. In the English version, he speaks in an Australian accent.

Related Quotes

A sword wielder covered head to toe in armor. Kirby can copy his Sword ability by inhaling him. Blade Knight has a variety of sword techniques, including chops and 100-slash combo attacks. As a helper, you can take him with you, and he will assist by taking out enemies with sword attacks. He's about as strong as Sword Knight.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
This enemy from Dream Land strikes out with his sword. There's an old saying that you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer - and there's nothing closer than inhaling an enemy! Once Kirby has copied the Sword ability, he can summon Blade Knight as a Helper!
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U


  • In Kirby Super Star, its remake and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Blade Knight's damage sprite shows his mouth guard unhinged, revealing a single eye.
  • Blade Knight appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros Brawl. This model was likely intended for use in the cancelled Kirby GCN.
  • In Sword Knight and Blade Knight's flash-back in episode 26 of the anime, Blade Knight is seen using an axe, a possible reference to Ax Knight.
  • In Kirby's Adventure, Blade Knight featured antennae, and now features tassels. This probably means he was meant to be an alien like most enemies and was later changed to a knight to fit his name.
  • In the anime, Blade Knight is sometimes called Blade for short.
  • Blade Knight features a belt in the anime. A similar style belt has been featured in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, but it is horizontal rather than slightly diagonal as in the anime.
  • Blade Knight is the only helper in Kirby Super Star Ultra to be a helper to both Kirby and Meta Knight.
  • Blade Knight has a crescent-shaped design painted on each of his pauldrons. There is no explanation as to what the design represents.
  • In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Blade Knight's helmet is used for Sword's alternate costume.




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