Kirby Super Star Ultra artwork
|First appearance||Kirby's Dream Land (1992)|
|Latest appearance||Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition (2012)|
|Category||Regular enemy, Helper|
|“||A tough enemy who is a master of the sword.”|
|— Instruction manual of Kirby Super Star|
Sir Kibble is a common enemy character, appearing in several Kirby series games. He is a knight just under Kirby's height wearing a helmet/suit of armor, with a blade on the top of his helmet that he can use as a boomerang. He gives Kirby the Cutter ability when swallowed.
Sir Kibble first appeared in the game's 4th level Bubbly Clouds. Here he would walk around slowly before tossing the cutter boomerang on his helmet to try to hurt Kirby. Kirby can't get Cutter ability from them in this game. In Extra Mode, Sir Kibble is replaced by Boomer which looks like Poppy Bros. Jr. with a boomerang. Boomer tosses boomerangs faster than Sir Kibble and tosses 2 at a time which instead of returning to Boomer fly over his head at an angle.
Sir Kibble returns in Kirby's Adventure, and this time it can have its ability copied; otherwise, its behavior is mostly the same. Now, if Kirby is in the air, Sir Kibble will jump up and throw his cutter trying to hit Kirby; he will also sometimes toss his cutter then jump over it, when it returns, causing it to pass under him.
Sir Kibble also appears in Kirby Superstar as a common enemy. He appears in three colors of armor: gold, silver, and bronze. There is no difference in strength or strategy for the different colors of Sir Kibble. He has 20 hit points. His tactics are similar to those he uses in Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. He gives Kirby the Cutter ability when swallowed. Additionally, the gold-armor Sir Kibble is the Cutter-based Helper (playable by either the CPU or a 2nd player) that Kirby can create from the ability. His abilities as an ally include throwing his boomerang and slashing with it in various movements and directions. In Kirby Super Star Ultra, he is the same as in Super Star. In Helper to Hero, his armor is a bright green instead of a bright yellow and he's wearing yellow gloves.
Sir Kibble appears in Kirby 64 as one of the main Cutter-based enemies, alongside others such as Fishbone and Sawyer. His card is #29 on page 4/9. For some reason, his name is listed as one word, "Sirkibble", on the card.
Sir Kibble appeared in the trailer of this cancelled game as an enemy and a helper, but his enemy and helper palettes were swapped.
Sir Kibble also appears in Kirby's Return to Dream Land as a common enemy. It appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition as well. It appears in the Smash Combat Chamber and Magolor Race 1.
Sir Kibble appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Sir Kibble didn't have hands in-game in Kirby's Dream Land or Kirby's Adventure.
- Sir Kibble in Helper form has a strange way of guarding; when he is protecting himself he simply hides in his thick armor.
- In the "bad ending" of Kirby's Dream Land 2, the enemy cast referred to Sir Kibble as "Load Kibble" (probably intended to be "Lord Kibble"). This may be a translation error.
- In Mega Man 7, there is a green-helmeted, big-eyed enemy very similar to Sir Kibble that falls from the top of the armors in Shade Man's stage named Ragger, that attacks by throwing the cutter on top of its head, and is invincible while hiding its arms in its helmet.
- An enemy from The Subspace Emissary called an Armight has a similar helmet to Sir Kibble's.
- Kirby's Return to Dream Land has the first official cutter Mid-Boss based off Sir Kibble by the name of Kibble Blade, which implies a stronger alteration of Sir Kibble. Also, it has a EX form like the other Mid-Bosses.