Kirby's Return to Dream Land screenshot
|First appearance||Kirby's Return to Dream Land (2011)|
|Latest appearance||Kirby: Triple Deluxe (2014)|
Gigant Edge appears in two of Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition's New Challenge Stages, the Smash Combat Chamber and the Smash Combat Chamber EX. He returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe's main game and The Arena, again as a mid-boss.
Gigant Edge is a large knight with green and teal armor. He has a dark green helmet with a white spike on top, a white chest plate, a black base, and teal armor. He carries a large sword and a large black metal shield with a spike in its center. Gigant Edge has two yellow markings shaped like swirls on his teal armor and orange feet. He has a V-shaped opening in his helmet like Sword Knight, but no visible eyes can be seen in the pitch-black space inside. His armor and insignias are strongly based on those of Blade Knight.
In Extra Mode, Gigant Edge trades in his green-colored armor for bronze and gold-plating, but is otherwise unchanged appearance-wise. His feet are also gold-colored as well.
Gigant Edge makes use of around 4 different moves: A dash attack where he rushes Kirby, a simple sword slash, a charged attack which sends out a shockwave, and a guard that momentarily reflects all damage.
In Normal Mode, he generally follows a pattern of sword slash > dash > guard > shockwave > dash > guard, from where it repeats anew.
However, in Extra Mode, Gigant Edge mixes his strategy up a bit and modifies a few of his attacks to be more brutal. For example, he may try to change direction in the middle of a dash, he may swing his sword up to six times in a sword-slash-attack, and he may skip the charge altogether in his shockwave attack, choosing to jump instead. He can even strike the ground to send three green energy spikes in an arch.
In Later Games
In this game, Gigant Edge returns as a mid-boss that grants the Sword ability. He looks and functions identically, except he has a new form in the Extra Mode called Gigant Edge DX, which has bright golden armor and a few new attacks.
Gigant Edge's name is a combination of the words, 'gigantic' and 'edge,' as in the edge of a large blade.
- He slightly resembles Blade, with the spike on his head and vaguely similar body shape. Gigant Edge also resembles a certain mini-monster in Monster Management, an episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
- Gigant Edge is one of the only mid-bosses to have no eyes. The others are Master Hand and Kibble Blade. In Kirby's Epic Yarn, the Reactor and Combo Cannon are mid-bosses, and they also have no eyes.
- Gigant Edge is the first mid-boss to grant the Sword ability.
- Gigant Edge is the only mid-boss to reappear from Kirby's Return to Dream Land to Kirby: Triple Deluxe.