Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
Super Smash Bros. Series (special move)
|In the anime||#J09/#E09 - #J27/#E25 - #J44/#E41|
|Appearance||Yellow cap with eyes and wings. It resembles a duck. The blade is stored on the hat when not in use.|
|Other Powers||Cuts Rope, Grass|
|Regular enemies||Sir Kibble, Kapar, Bukiset, Fishbone, Sawyer, Boomerang Poppy Bros. Jr., Juckle|
|Mid-bosses||Waiyu, Kibble Blade|
|Bosses||Mr. Shine, Miracle Matter|
|“||Cut through ropes with the blade of a well-aimed boomerang. Aim up or down, or charge up for a Hyper Boomerang!”|
|— Cutter's Flavor Text • Kirby's Return to Dream Land|
Cutter Kirby gains the ability to utilize a curved blade. When thrown, it will always return to him in the fashion of a boomerang. If Kirby jumps over the cutter on its return, it will go beyond him and go off-screen (and also cleave any enemies that happen to be behind him). In later games, the Cutter's blade has become more controllable since Kirby can guide the blade either upwards or downwards.
The Cutter hat somewhat resembles a duck - it's a yellow hat with a bill that's either yellow or white, and two black eyes that look like Kirby's own. Two tiny white wings are on the side, and Kirby keeps the cutter blade attached to the top of the hat when not in use. However, in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, the "blade" Kirby uses is actually his own face, which peels off his body and travels forward.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Cutter Kirby can charge and throw a large cutter.
|Move||Controls||Description||Element||Damage 19960321||Damage 20111024|
|Cutter Boomerang||B/Y/1||Kirby tosses a Cutter Boomerang outwards. In most games it can be controlled with ↑ or ↓. By jumping over the blade, Kirby can damage enemies behind him up to the edge of the screen.|
Copy Scroll makes the blade larger, blue colored, and enables it to pass through certain walls.
|Hyper Boomerang||Hold 1, then release||Kirby holds a Cutter Boomerang in his hand for a second, charging it, then he throws an enlarged and more powerful Cutter Boomerang in front of him. This can be aimed upwards and downwards. The enlarged boomerang will also bounce off of walls.||None||N/A||24 (1st hit), 16 (1st rebound hit), 14 (rebound combo hits); max. damage = 72|
|Cutter Dash||B/Y/1 + Dash||Kirby uses the blade like a sword and swings it as he dashes to damage enemies.||None||18 (initial hit), 16 (dash momentum)||16|
|Sweep Cutter||Hold B/Y/1 (Midair)||Kirby throws a Cutter Boomerang like normal, but holds out another one while doing so, causing extra damage to anyone in melee range.||None||22||22|
|Cutter Drop||Down + B/Y/1 (Midair)||Kirby holds his cutter in front of him as he falls down damaging enemies. By dashing in midair the attack goes slightly faster.||None||22||22|
|Cleaving Cutter||B/Y/1 (near enemy)||Kirby attacks enemies using his Cutter Boomerang as a sword and slashes the enemy||None||6||12 (1st hit), 8 (2nd hit)|
|Nonstop Cutter/Final Cutter||Up/Down/Forward + B/Y/1 (near enemy) or mash 1 near enemy (comboed from Cleaving Cutter)||Kirby jumps in the air and brings down his blade in a huge slash, generating an energy wave on the ground that explodes on contact with a wall. This move is sometimes used by Sword, but with the first two slashes removed.||None||8 (rising slash), 32 (falling slash and shockwave - only one can hit the enemy); max. damage w/ Cleaving Cutter = 44||7 (rising slash), 8 (falling slash), 35 (shockwave near), 40 (shockwave far); max. damage w/ Cleaving Cutter = 70|
|Rick||B||Rick throws Kirby like a boomerang.||None|
|Coo||B||Coo throws three spinning feathers. One going upwards, one forwards, and one downwards. In the third game he only shoots one feather, but it can be angled.||None|
|Kine||B||Kine shoots a large blast out of his mouth that goes a long distance.||None|
|Nago||B||Nago swings his partner upwards and fires a large purple shock wave that damages aerial enemies.||None|
|ChuChu||B||ChuChu is swung around by Kirby. It is nearly impossible for the duo to get damaged.||None|
|Pitch||B||Pitch becomes a boomerang that flies around. While Pitch is flying his partner is left with no way to defend himself.||None|
Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
Cutter Kirby in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! uses the same duck hat as the later games, and appears whenever Kirby manages to inhale things like blades and saws (anything that's sharp except for an actual sword). It is revealed here that the Cutter that Kirby uses is stored on the hat when it isn't in use. In the transformation sequence, Kirby's hat spins on his head and the boomerang flies around until it hits his hat. This version of Cutter is based on the Kirby Super Star version, but with new attacks. Cutter Boomerang is the primary attack, but Kirby often uses Final Cutter to finish off enemies.
|Kirby can throw a series of cutters that return like boomerangs!|
|The Cutter can cut anything in it's path. Use it to cut down enemies, as well as ropes that get in your way.|
|The Cutter Boomerang is coming right back at ya!|
|Throw the Cutter farther by holding B. Aim up or down with the +Control Pad.|
|Remote Cutter BOOMERANG!|
|Throw a boomerang all over! Slash! Jab! Strike! You can even cut ropes!|
|Cut through ropes with the blade of a well-aimed boomerang. Aim up or down, or charge up for a Hyper Boomerang!|
- The flavor text in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, as well as the ability icon, is a reference to the anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- In Kirby Super Star, the Cutter Boomerang was blue whenever it was in use. In every subsequent game afterwards, it remained yellow when used (except for Kirby: Squeak Squad where obtaining its copy scroll changed it to a larger, stronger, and blue blade; Kirby Super Star Ultra only retained this when used as a sword).
- In most games, Kirby can fire rapid cutters, but in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, he can only fire one at a time with Cutter or Double Cutter because Kirby uses his face as a cutter. Though humorous, it leaves Kirby vulnerable; using this ability also leaves Kirby unable to fly as he usually does, he can only jump.
- Kirby could use a similar move to the Cutter ability after inhaling Link in the original Super Smash Bros.. In later Super Smash Bros. games, Link used a bow and arrow as his neutral B.
- The bill of Cutter Kirby's hat in the games is white, but it is yellow in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
- In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, there was originally going to be a super version of the Cutter ability, but it did not appear in the final version.