Meta Knight (メタナイト, Meta Naito) is a character that appears in Nintendo's Kirby series created by Masahiro Sakurai and developed by HAL Laboratory. Meta Knight makes his debut as a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. He was one of the first new characters revealed in Brawl, and was revealed on Smash Bros. DOJO!! on September 5, 2007.[1]


Meta Knight's first appearance was in the 1993 video game Kirby's Adventure, where he was portrayed by a two-dimensional sprite. In some games, Meta Knight has been conveyed by a three-dimensional computer-generated image.

Meta Knight's name was not revealed in North America until 1995 in the game Kirby's Avalanche for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Since then, Meta Knight has been featured in other video games from Nintendo, on Nintendo's merchandise, in comic books, and in the Kirby cartoon series.

His mysterious nature has led to him playing more of a "friend or foe" role and less of an actual playable character throughout the Kirby series.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Meta Knight appeared in the game as a trophy.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Meta Knight is a playable character.[1] He was one of the first new characters revealed.


Standard Special Move Mach Tornado
Side Special Move Drill Rush
Up Special Move Shuttle Loop
Down Special Move Dimensional Cape
Final Smash Galaxia Darkness

Final Smash

Main article: Galaxia Darkness

Meta Knight's Final Smash is called Galaxia Darkness. He swings his cape in the direction he is going in. If it misses, nothing happens. But if it hits, the whole field gradually gets covered in darkness. Then Meta Knight's cape attacks any character in the stage.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Meta Knight. Smash Bros. DOJO!!. (2007-09-05). Retrieved on 2007-11-08.
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