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.
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
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Standard Special Move||Mach Tornado|
|Side Special Move||Drill Rush|
|Up Special Move||Shuttle Loop|
|Down Special Move||Dimensional Cape|
|Final Smash||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.