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Main Cannon No. 2
Name (JP) 2連主砲 (2-Ren shuhō)
- Meaning Main Gun 2
In Games
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Copy abilityBomb (from cannonballs (Kirby Super Star Ultra) and bombs)
Yo-Yo (from cannonballs (Kirby Super Star)

Main Cannon No. 2 (also known as the Combo Cannon) is the main gun of Battleship Halberd, Meta Knight's personal airship.

It is a cannon located on the topside of the Halberd, usually near the front (although in Kirby: Squeak Squad, it is on the second-highest level of the ship). Its name suggests another cannon of its firepower elsewhere on the ship; later designs of Halberd feature a very long cannon, the largest on the ship, on its bow - this is presumably Main Cannon No. 1.

This weapon goes by several English names:

  • It is named "Combo Cannon" in The Arena of the original Kirby Super Star and its trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
  • It is also called the "twin cannon" in the English version of Kirby Super Star and renamed "Main Cannon #2" in the rewritten script and "Main Cannon No. 2" as a boss in Kirby Super Star Ultra.
  • It is called the "Gravity Disruptor" in the English dub of the anime.
  • Its Japanese name is usually rendered 2連主砲, which means "Main Gun 2," although it also goes by Combo Cannon.


Games

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

It is an elaborate double-barreled gun turret that fires cannonballs from its main (upper) barrel and lasers from its smaller (lower) barrel. This smaller barrel can be destroyed separately from the main assembly to keep it from shooting any more lasers. It has a mechanical arm that will try to grab and throw Kirby, drop bombs on him, or try to hold him in front of the firing laser. Every other time it prepares to fire its laser, a platform will rise under Kirby to try to move him into the way of the blast although this was changed to a low-health reaction in Kirby Super Star Ultra. When it was first destroyed, it exploded and shattered pieces of bent metal everywhere, with a strong enough force to wreck most of the top of the Halberd.

Inhaling the large cannonballs and bombs dropped by the hand give Kirby Bomb (although the former inexplicably grants Yo-Yo in the SNES version). If Kirby has the Ice or Fire copy ability, he can jump above the lower cannon when the top cannon is facing backward so he can use his ice/fire breath to shut it down.

Kirby's Epic Yarn

The cannon has been turned into yarn along with the rest of the Halberd, and Kirby fights it now with the Starship. The cannon's arm is not present, and thus it no longer tries to grab Kirby or drop bombs on him. The top cannon shoots three large cannonballs in succession; the bottom cannon still fires the laser beam, which is now a lot wider than the ones of Kirby Super Star (Ultra). It is now made up of several strands of yarn. UFOs periodically enter the fray and fire lasers at Kirby.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe

The top part of Main Cannon No. 2 appears as an item in Kirby Fighters Deluxe, referred to as "Team Cannon." It can fire lasers of various sizes. If only one player is holding it, it will continuously shoot little electric shots. In 2 vs 2, it fires its classic blue laser. In 1 vs 3, if fires a more powerful yellow laser.

Related Quotes

The main gun of the battleship Halberd. As the name references, it has two guns-the top one shoots out slow-moving shells, and the bottom one fires a powerful laser. There's a mechanical arm at the base that is used to grab enemies and hold them to be blasted by the laser cannon. It has a wide attack range and once shot down Dyna Blade after she aided Kirby.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
This giant cannon is the main weapon of the Battleship Halberd. Any invader will think twice when cannonballs and laser beams are brought to bear. You'll have to be really careful around these weapons, since even the platforms underfoot will try to lift you into the path of the beam. Watch out!
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

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