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Kirbycolors This article is about the copy ability named "Angel" in Japan. It is not to be confused with Angel, the character in Kirby's Dream Land 3.
Copy Ability
Angel
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Cupid
Name (JP) エンジェル (Enjeru)
In Games
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TypeMagical/Weaponry
AppearanceA halo and wings
PropertiesN/A
Other PowersArrows can cut through grass, chains, and ropes
Ability IconCupidiconKSQSQ
Regular enemiesCupie
Mid-bossesNone
BossesNone
HelperN/A
Fire pointy arrows. Press and release B to fire the arrows. Change where you aim with +.
— Cupid's Flavor text • Kirby: Squeak Squad

Cupid (also known as Angel) is one of Kirby's copy abilities, making its debut in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and later returning in Kirby: Squeak Squad.

General Information

Cupid is a heavenly ability that gives Kirby a whole slew of useful ranged attacks. Upon inhaling Cupie, Kirby gains feathery wings, a halo, a bow, and an endless supply of heart-shaped arrows.

Cupid Kirby can effortlessly fly around and shoot pointy arrows at enemies. The number of arrows Cupid Kirby uses is based solely of how long the player holds down the B button. The longer it is held, the more arrows Kirby uses. Unfortunately, the arrows fall to the ground after traveling a short distance. To make up for that though, Kirby is also able to angle his shots to make sure he can hit the enemy. The ability's name was presumably changed to Cupid to avoid religious connotations, however, in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, the Cupid ability keychain is known as Angel Kirby.

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element
Angel Arrow B A single arrow is shot that flies forward. It can be aimed in any direction by pressing ↑ or ↓ None
Arrow Acrimony B (short hold) Kirby charges the attack, and shoots out an arrow at much higher speed when the button is released. It can be aimed in any direction with the D-pad. None
Arrow Judgment B (long hold) Kirby fully charges the attack, and shoots out three arrows at once in a tight spread. It can be aimed in any direction with the D-pad. None
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Heavenly Wrath
Dash + B Requires Ability Scroll. Whether on the ground or airborne, Kirby shoots three arrows much like his fully charged attack, but these travel fast and straight and are not affected by gravity. None
Flight ←, →, ↑, ↓ Kirby uses his little wings to hover, and doesn't need to rely on inhalation to float around. Kirby gradually falls to the ground, like when using Wing.
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Kirby no longer falls, and hovers exactly in place.
None

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
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Fire a pointy arrow. Press and release B to fire the arrow. Change where you aim with the +Control Pad.
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Fire pointy arrows. Press and release B to fire the arrows. Change where you aim with +.

Trivia

  • Artwork resembling the Cupid ability appears on the cover of Volume 21 of the Kirby of the Stars: The Story of Dedede Who Lives in Pupupu manga.
  • The hat Kirby gains from copying Pit and his attack with it in Super Smash Bros. Brawl resembles Cupid Kirby, complete with wings.
  • Cupid Kirby appears as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, using his design from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror. It makes the Star Rod appear when a character goes through a door.
  • While this ability is represented as a keychain in Kirby: Triple Deluxe, it was retranslated to be closer to its Japanese name - Angel Kirby (although Cupie was not similarly renamed "Annie").
  • Cupid is one of two copy abilities in the series that grants Kirby a bow and arrows; the other is Archer.

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