Kirby: Triple Deluxe artwork
|Category||Regular enemy, Helper|
|“||You'll gain the Sword ability by gulping this baddie down.”|
|— Official Kirby: Triple Deluxe website|
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.
Blade Knight appears in Kirby's Pinball Land on the top stage of Wispy-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.
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.
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 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
In the Anime
|Role||Meta Knight's assistant|
|First Appearance||Kirby Comes to Cappy Town|
|Last Appearance||Fright to the Finish|
|Affiliation||Meta Knight, Sword Knight|
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.
|“||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.