Sword Knight is an enemy character in Kirby series who gives the Sword copy ability when eaten. He also appears in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! as an ally and a servant of Meta Knight.
Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream LandEdit
Sword Knights first appeared in Kirby's Adventure for the NES. Here they try to cut Kirby with their swords and can also block most projectiles thrown at them. Kirby gets the Sword ability when he swallows one. Blade Knight, a similar foe, also makes his first appearance in this game. Both knights behave the same way.
Kirby Super Star UltraEdit
Sword Knight appears as an enemy in this game, but only in Revenge of the King, where he replaced Blade Knight. Sword Knight blocks projectiles and is a lot more aggressive than Blade Knight. As usual they give the Sword ability.
In Meta Knightmare Ultra, Meta Knight can call on a Sword Knight to assist him. He has most of Meta Knight's basic abilities and moves. By default, Sword Knight is computer-controlled, but a second player is able to control him. Whether a Sword Knight or Blade Knight is summoned is done randomly.
A Sword Knight also appears in Helper to Hero with orange armor and a blue and red torso and unlike Blade Knight, can use an upwards-thrust attack.
In many games, Sword Knight appears as the main source of the Sword ability. They appear primarily on handheld systems (to date their only appearance on a 3D game has been Kirby Air Ride) such as Kirby and the Amazing Mirror and Kirby Squeak Squad and their tactics remain the same as they did since their debut in Kirby's Adventure