Meta Knight, a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, originates from the Kirby series, which is a popular platformer franchise developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. Meta Knight made his first appearance in “Kirby’s Adventure” for the Game Boy in 1993. He is known for his distinctive appearance, his role as both an adversary and an ally to Kirby, and his mysterious and knightly demeanor.
Appearance: Meta Knight is characterized by his blue, armor-like mask, wings, and a one-eyed visor. He wields a sword known as the Galaxia and wears a flowing, purple cape. His appearance gives off a mysterious and enigmatic vibe, contributing to his iconic and memorable design.
Abilities and Fighting Style: Meta Knight is a powerful and agile swordsman with unique abilities. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, his fighting style emphasizes swift and acrobatic sword strikes. His aerial mobility is exceptional, making him a formidable opponent in the air. Meta Knight is also known for his multiple jumps, allowing him to recover easily.
- Neutral Special – Mach Tornado: Meta Knight spins rapidly, creating a tornado that pulls in opponents.
- Side Special – Drill Rush: Charges forward with his sword extended, drilling into opponents.
- Up Special – Shuttle Loop: Performs a looping somersault, damaging opponents in the process.
- Down Special – Dimensional Cape: Teleports, becoming temporarily invisible, and delivers a powerful attack upon reappearing.
Final Smash – Galaxia Darkness: Meta Knight’s Final Smash, “Galaxia Darkness,” involves trapping opponents in a dark dimension and delivering a series of powerful sword strikes.
In-Game Unlocking: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Meta Knight is available from the start and does not require unlocking through specific in-game challenges.
Trophies and Spirits: Meta Knight has associated trophies and spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. These collectibles showcase various poses, scenes, and characteristics from the Kirby series, highlighting Meta Knight’s role in the games.
Crossover Gameplay: Meta Knight is an integral part of the crossover gameplay in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Players can engage in battles featuring Meta Knight against characters from different Nintendo franchises and other gaming universes. Meta Knight’s inclusion adds a touch of mystery and excitement for fans of the Kirby series, and his unique fighting style contributes to the diverse roster of the game.