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|“||Here comes Gigant Edge, his blade gleaming! Dodge his downward blows!”|
|— Quest Description • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe|
Gigant Edge is a mid-boss in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Gigant Edge is one of the more common mid-bosses, and will grant Kirby with the Sword Copy Ability when inhaled.
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 the Nintendo 3DS Kirby games, Gigant Edge's armor is noticeably shinier than in the Wii Kirby games.
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 his debut as a mid-boss in Stage 2 of Cookie Country. He 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 shock wave, and a guard that momentarily reflects all damage.
In Normal Mode, he generally follows a pattern of sword slash > dash > guard > shock wave > 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 shock wave attack, choosing to jump instead. He can even strike the ground to send three green energy spikes in an arch.
In this game, Gigant Edge returns as a mid-boss and once again yields the Sword ability. He looks and functions like he did in his past games, except he has a new form in the Extra Mode called Gigant Edge DX. In this form, his armor is bright gold and he has a few new attacks, such as throwing his sword like a boomerang. This attack zigzags across planes, giving Kirby gaps to stand in to dodge it.
Gigant Edge appears in this game as the boss of the first quest in the Team Kirby Clash sub-game. He has a few new attacks, such as striking the ground to create an explosion or leaping into the air and plunging his sword into the ground. This attack gives Team Kirby a chance to rapidly hit him before he can continue fighting.
Gigant Edge is first fought in the Dunes. He is in the normal boss category and must be defeated before the player can access Kracko. He uses his traditional attacks from Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Triple Deluxe, as well as his moves from Team Kirby Clash.
Gigant Edge is next fought in the Grasslands after being unlocked for 13 Gem Apples. Here he is in the Tough boss category, and must be defeated before the player can access Pyribbit in the Volcano. He is challenged for the last time in the Empyrean after Taranza is defeated. Here he is in the Tougher boss category. In both of these quests, Gigant Edge does not gain new moves, but instead alters his existing moveset to catch the player off-guard and attack relentlessly.
Gigant Edge's name is a combination of the words, gigantic and edge, as in the edge of a large blade.
|“||Battle beside your team! Work together to defeat the Steel Soldier hiding in the forest!”|
|— Team Kirby Clash Quest description • Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|“||The soldier returns, and he's more armed and dangerous than ever!”|
|— Quest Description (Tough) • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe|
|“||Tougher rank unlocked! Face the final battle with this proud, mighty soldier!”|
|— Quest Description (Tougher) • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe|
- 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 visible eyes. The others are Bonkers, 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 introduced in Kirby's Return to Dream Land to reappear in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
- Gigant Edge is the opposite of Dubior in terms of the mid-boss music. It never plays Halcandra's mid-boss music but will always play King Dedede's theme in its second-to-last appearance. It does appear in Dangerous Dinner, but only during Kirby's Ultra Sword rampage in Stage 3.