Kirby: Right Back at Ya! artwork
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|“||Masher is a real heavyweight.”|
|— Meta Knight • Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
|“||You said it!”|
|— Tiff • to Meta Knight, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!|
Masher is a large, knight-like robot. Masher's body is cylindrical, and is divided into two sections. The enemy sports a small helmet which has a golden spike atop it. The helmet also has a rectangular visor which is completely dark. Masher's body has a cross design on it. The enemy's hands are simple floating orbs, and its feet resemble Kirby's. Masher wields a large spiked mace.
Masher's appearance undergoes a significant change in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Masher is now blue-gray rather than purple, and has a flowing green cape and a silver pad on its left shoulder. The spike on Masher's head is longer as well. Masher is now much larger than in its original appearance, and towers high over Kirby. The monster's visor, which is normally dark and empty, now glows red when Masher is angry.
Masher debuts in this game as an enemy. When Kirby approaches Masher, it will wind up and swing its flail at Kirby. This behavior is nearly identical to Mace Knight. Masher cannot be inhaled.
Three different versions of Masher appear as the bosses of each final level in the Kirby 3D Rumble sub-game. This time, though, its general behavior is almost exactly like Gigant Edge's, especially from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. It tries to slam its mace on Kirby, as the spiky ball is now on a pole rather than a chain. Mega Masher also has a shield to defend itself with, and can slam its mace to create homing projectiles on the ground, the latter being similar to Gigant Edge EX. Sometimes, Masher charges at Kirby while holding its mace out in front of it.
Masher appears in the final stages of Level 5 and Level 5 EX. He acts the same as he does in Kirby 3D Rumble. The blue variant appears in Stage 1 of Level 5 and Stage 2 of the Secret Path. The purple variant appears in Stage 5 of Level 5 before battling King Dedede, Stage 1 of Level 5 EX, and Stages 2 and 4 of the Secret Path. Mega Masher appears in Stage 5 of Level 5 EX before battling King Dedede EX and Stage 4 of the Secret Path.
Masher appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as a monster in the episode Monster Management. Knuckle Joe (as Monster Manager for Nightmare Enterprises) ordered it after ordering several mini-monsters. Kirby, weak after fighting the mini-monsters, was forced into a fight with Masher. However, Knuckle Joe revealed himself to actually be a Monster Hunter, and he and Fighter Kirby overpowered it and destroyed it using Rising Break. Masher later returned as Masher 2.0.
Masher not only has massive physical strength and can swing around its huge flail with ease, but despite its size, it can also fly using the jets hidden at the bottom of its shoes, spinning rapidly to strike the opponent.
Masher is also one of the only monsters that manages to actually injure Meta Knight (the others being WolfWrath and the Pukey Flower). As Meta Knight leaps to attack Masher, it swings around its giant flail and launches Meta Knight into the cliff.