Come back when you can put up a fight.
— Meta Knight
Meta Knight

This is Meta Knight.


Meta Knight is a major character in the Kirby series appearing in most of the games, manga, as well as the anime. The intrigue and popularity surrounding Meta Knight within the Kirby fandom largely lies in his shrouded motives and his striking likeness to Kirby himself. Due to Meta Knight's way of doing things and his often-hidden intentions, the relationship between Kirby and Meta Knight is unpredictable in nature, and range from anywhere between being bitter rivals to being steadfast allies to one another and can change at a moment's notice. He respects a code of honor, and always offers Kirby a sword whenever he fights against him. Meta Knight is a playable character in many spin-offs, and is presented in many of the newer games as a "friend or foe" character.

Meta Knight is the leader of an army of soldiers known as the Meta-Knights, and captains a large airship called Battleship Halberd which may accompany him into the heat of battle. Although Meta Knight first appeared in Kirby's Adventure in 1993, his name was not known in the U.S. until the game Kirby's Avalanche was released in 1995.


Meta Knight SSF

Meta Knight in SSF.

In Super Smash Flash, Meta Knight was a part of Kirby. He tagged out places with him, making him a 2-in-1 character. He thrusts his sword, Galaxia, in all of his attacks. He appeared in this game before his Super Smash Bros. Brawl confirmation.


Meta Knight is the mysterious eternal rival of Kirby who made his "debut" in SSF before being confirmed to be a character in Brawl. He swaps places with Kirby and much like Link, all of his moveset consists of various sword techniques. Like his "partner", he can fly 5 times.


He can only attack upwards, sidewards and downwards on both air and ground.

Meta Knight's Attacks
Standard Attack Tag Out
Side Attack Meta Chop/Meta Upper
Up Attack Up Thrust
Down Attack Lunging Slice
Down Aerial Attack Down Thrust


  • He is one of the characters that appear before making a Super Smash Bros. game appearance.
    • The others are Sonic and Mega Man(although called as Mega Man X).