This boomerang slices grass and vines! If it skims land your friends are burning with fire or drenching with water, it will take on those elements. And if it absorbs wind, it can fly upward. Wreak havoc with your Final Cutter!
— Flavor Text • Kirby Star Allies

Cutter is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Adventure.

Games

Kirby's Adventure and Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Cutter focuses on throwing sharp boomerangs at enemies. Up to three Cutter Boomerangs can be on screen at a time; if the player tries to throw a fourth Cutter Boomerang, Kirby will simply do nothing until there are less than three Cutter Boomerangs on screen. Cutter can be obtained from the Sir Kibble enemy and the Mr. Shine boss's stars.

In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, Kirby's Cutter Boomerangs are a bit faster, making it more difficult for Kirby to try to exceed having three active Cutter Boomerangs; if the player tries to throw a fourth Cutter Boomerang, Kirby still performs his throwing animation, but doesn't actually throw anything.

Techniques

Move Controls Description
Cutter Boomerang B Kirby throws a boomerang that turns around after reaching a certain distance if it doesn't hit an enemy, projectile, or wall.

Kirby's Dream Land 2 and Kirby's Dream Land 3

Cutter can be combined with one of the Animal Friends to give it a different move. It is also the only Copy Ability that can destroy the Cutter Ability Blocks.

In Kirby's Dream Land 2, Cutter can be combined with Rick, Coo, or Kine. Cutter can be obtained from Sir Kibble, the Waiu mid-boss, or Mr. Shine's stars.

In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Cutter no longer has a limit on how many Cutter Boomerangs can be on screen; they can also be thrown slightly upward by pressing up. Cutter can also be combined with Nago, ChuChu, and Pitch. Gooey, who behaves near identically to Kirby, can also obtain Cutter. Cutter can be obtained from Sir Kibble, Kapar, and the Cutter Bukiset.

Techniques

Animal Friend Controls Description Image
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Dream Land 3
None B Y Kirby throws a boomerang that turns around after reaching a certain distance if it doesn't hit an enemy, projectile, or wall. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, this can be aimed upward as well.
Rick B Y Rick throws Kirby like a boomerang. Rick can freely move while Kirby is transformed as a boomerang. KDL2 Cutter Rick sprite.png
KDL2 Cutter Rick sprite 2.png
KDL3 Cutter Rick sprite.png
Coo B Y Coo throws three spinning feathers. One going upwards, one forwards, and one downwards. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, Coo only throws one feather, but it can be aimed up or down. KDL2 Cutter Coo sprite.png
KDL2 Cutter Coo sprite 2.png
KDL3 Cutter Coo sprite.png
Kine B Y Kine shoots a crescent-shaped blast out of his mouth that passes through terrain and goes halfway across the screen. In Kirby's Dream Land 2, the blast would dissipate upon hitting an enemy, projectile, or breakable block. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, the blast only dissipates when it reaches its maximum distance. KDL2 Cutter Kine sprite.png
KDL2 Cutter Kine sprite 2.png
KDL3 Cutter Kine.png
Nago B Y Nago swings his partner upwards and fires a large crescent-shaped shock wave diagonally upward. KDL3 Cutter Nago sprite.png
ChuChu B Y Kirby/Gooey swings ChuChu around him. KDL3 Cutter ChuChu sprite.png
Pitch B Y Pitch becomes a crescent that flies forward, before returning to the thrower. Kirby/Gooey can avoid Pitch's returning movement, potentially causing Pitch to orbit around Kirby/Gooey. KDL3 Cutter Pitch sprite.png

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Cutter now has multiple moves, many of which melee attacks. True to its name, Cutter can now cut ropes. In addition to being obtained from Sir Kibble, which is its Helper, it can also be obtained from boomerang-throwing Poppy Bros. Jrs. and Marx's Shooter Cutter attack.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Cutter can also be obtained from boomerang-throwing Perots and Marx Soul's Shooter Cutter attack.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Cutter boomerang Cutter Boomerang Y B Kirby throws a boomerang that turns around after reaching a certain distance if it doesn't hit an enemy, projectile, or wall. If the Cutter Boomerang properly returns to Kirby while he is facing it, Kirby will catch the returning boomerang, despite actually having an infinite supply. 12
Cutter dash attack Cutter Dash Dash + Y Dash + B Kirby dashes forward, swinging the cutter upward like a sword. Kirby is invincible during this move. 18 (initial hit), 16 (late hit)
Cutter drop attack Sweep Cutter Y repeatedly (in the air) Hold B in air Kirby throws a Cutter Boomerang and holds out another one while doing so, causing extra damage to anyone in melee range. This attack also briefly comes out without holding down the button by performing a dash jump instead of a normal jump. 22
High speed cutter drop Cutter Drop ↓ + Y (in the air) ↓ + B in air Kirby holds his cutter in front of him as he falls down damaging enemies. This attack goes slightly faster when performing a dash jump instead of a normal jump. 22
Nonstop cutter attack Cleaving Cutter Y repeatedly (near enemy) B near foe Kirby slashes enemies using his Cutter as a sword. 6
Nonstop Cutter Final Cutter B B B near foe Kirby slashes again after Cleaving Cutter, then jumps in the air with an upward swing and brings down his blade in a huge slash, generating an energy wave on the ground that explodes on contact with a wall. Kirby is invincible during this move. 6 (1st slash), 8 (rising slash), 32 (falling slash or shockwave)

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Cutter can be combined with other Copy Abilities to create Power Combos, which can be used to create various cutting options. Cutter is capable of destroying green color-coded blocks. It can be obtained from Sir Kibble, Sawyer, Kapar, Fishbone, and Miracle Matter's Cutter form.

Power Combos

Power Combo Description
Cutter Kirby rips off his face and throws it as a boomerang by pressing B. Kirby can only walk and jump while the boomerang is active.
Burning + Cutter
(Sword of Fire)
Kirby releases a flaming sword from his mouth and holds it behind him by pressing B; this sword does passive damage to enemies that make contact with it. Pressing B while the sword is out causes Kirby to swing it in front of him. Pressing up when the sword is out causes Kirby to hold it over his head; pressing down in this state causes Kirby to lower it back to its original position. Pressing B when Kirby is holding the sword above him will cause him to throw it straight forward. While Kirby has the sword out, he cannot hover.
Stone + Cutter
(Animal Statues)
Kirby transforms into a block of stone that is chiseled into one of Kirby's Animal Friends by pressing B. As Rick, Kirby can walk, jump, and climb up walls. As Coo, Kirby can jump and fly, but with a limited height. As Kine, Kirby can only turn around. As Nago, Kirby can walk and triple jump. As ChuChu, Kirby can jump. As Pitch, Kirby can jump, fly faster than Coo, and can rolls on the ground if moving fast enough upon landing. Pressing B while transformed changes Kirby back.
Ice + Cutter
(Ice Skating)
Kirby's feet turn into ice skates by pressing B. Kirby now moves around by skating, and jumping will cause him to perform a damaging spinning jump. Pressing B again will cause Kirby's skates to go away.
Needle + Cutter
(Giant Claws)
Kirby's hands become giant claws by pressing B. By holding B, Kirby can keep his claws out to his sides. By releasing B, Kirby snaps his claws shut above his head.
Bomb + Cutter
(Explosive Ninja Stars)
Kirby throws a ninja star by pressing B. The ninja star flies straight ahead, and if it makes contact with an enemy, it will stick into them briefly before exploding. Performing this move in the air resets Kirby's momentum.
Spark + Cutter
(Double-Bladed Laser Sword)
Kirby pulls out a double-bladed laser sword by pressing B. Pressing B while the sword is out causes Kirby to twirl the sword around, damaging anything around him. Pressing down causes the sword to disappear. While Kirby has the sword out, he cannot hover.
Cutter + Cutter
(Super Boomerang)
Kirby rips off his face and throws it as a boomerang by pressing B. The boomerang is bigger and covered in spikes, but Kirby is still limited to walking and jumping while it is active.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad

As with Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, which preceded it, Cutter is limited to just the Cutter Boomerang. However, Kirby has more control over it, being able to aim it by holding up or down while throwing it, and also change its distance by holding down B. Cutter can also cut ropes again, and can additionally cut grass and bushes in Kirby: Squeak Squad. Cutter is obtained from Sir Kibble.

Upon obtaining the Cutter Ability Scroll, located in the Treasure Chest in Stage 4 of Nature Notch, Cutter now has a more powerful Cutter Boomerang; it's bigger and it penetrates enemies and blocks.

Techniques

Move Controls Image Description
Cutter Boomerang B Cutter Technique 1.png Kirby throws a boomerang that turns around after reaching a certain distance if it doesn't hit an enemy, projectile, or wall. By holding B, the Cutter Boomerang travels farther.
Target Boomerang B + ↑/↓ Cutter Technique 2.png Kirby throws a boomerang with a higher or lower trajectory. The player can hold B to fix Kirby's position while aiming, although Kirby will eventually return to normal in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, limiting how much he can maneuver the Cutter Boomerang.
Hyper Boomerang
Kirby: Squeak Squad
B Cutter Technique 3.png After obtaining the Ability Scroll, Kirby can throw more powerful Cutter Boomerangs that penetrate enemies and destructible blocks.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

As with Kirby Super Star Ultra, which preceded it, Cutter now has many moves at its disposal. It also received its more powerful Cutter Boomerang and the ability to aim it from Kirby: Squeak Squad. Cutter can be obtained from Sir Kibble, Juckle, and Kibble Blade.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Cutter Boomerang 1 Kirby throws a boomerang that turns around after reaching a certain distance if it doesn't hit an enemy, projectile, or wall. The player can change the trajectory of the Cutter Boomerang by pressing up or down. If the Cutter Boomerang properly returns to Kirby, Kirby will catch the returning boomerang, despite actually having an infinite supply. 12
Hyper Boomerang Hold 1, release Kirby holds and charges a Cutter Boomerang in his hand until it enlarges and flashes. Kirby then throws a more powerful Cutter Boomerang that penetrates enemies and destructible blocks, and rebounds off walls up to three times. 24 (1st hit), 16 (1st rebound hit), 14 (rebound combo hits)
Cutter Dash Dash + 1 Kirby dashes forward, swinging the cutter upward like a sword. Kirby is invincible during this move. 16
Sweep Cutter Hold 1 in midair Kirby throws a Cutter Boomerang and holds out another one while doing so, causing extra damage to anyone in melee range. 22
Cutter Drop ↓ + 1 in midair Kirby holds his cutter in front of him as he falls down damaging enemies. 22
Cleaving Cutter 1 next to foe Kirby slashes enemies using his Cutter as a sword. 12
Final Cutter 1 repeatedly next to foe Kirby slashes again after Cleaving Cutter, then jumps in the air with an upward swing and brings down his blade in a huge slash, generating an energy wave on the ground. Kirby is invincible during this move. 8 (1st slash), 7 (rising slash), 8 (falling slash), 35 (shockwave near), 40 (shockwave far)

Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot

Cutter remains mostly unchanged from its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Its Hyper Boomerang now appears orange instead of yellow. Cutter can be obtained from Sir Kibble and Flowery Woods' flowers.

In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Cutter's Rare Outfit gives it Sir Kibble's helmet.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Cutter can be used by Robobot Armor to cut giant chains and logs. Cutter can be obtained from Sir Kibble and the Toon Link amiibo.

Techniques

Cutter Kirby

In Kirby Fighters and Kirby Fighters Deluxe, any invincibility granted by a move is removed except when taking damage or fighting bosses that aren't Shadow Kirby.

Move Controls Description Damage
Cutter Boomerang B Kirby throws a boomerang that turns around after reaching a certain distance if it doesn't hit an enemy, projectile, or wall. The player can change the trajectory of the Cutter Boomerang by pressing up or down. If the Cutter Boomerang properly returns to Kirby, Kirby will catch the returning boomerang, despite actually having an infinite supply. 12
Hyper Boomerang Hold B and release Kirby holds and charges a Cutter Boomerang in his hand until it enlarges and flashes. Kirby then throws a more powerful Cutter Boomerang that penetrates enemies and destructible blocks, and rebounds off walls up to three times. 24 (1st hit), 16 (rebound hits)
Cutter Dash Dash + B Kirby dashes forward, swinging the cutter upward like a sword. Kirby is invincible during this move. 16
Sweep Cutter Press and hold B while in midair Kirby throws a Cutter Boomerang and holds out another one while doing so, causing extra damage to anyone in melee range. 22
Cutter Drop ↓ + B in midair Kirby holds his cutter in front of him as he falls down damaging enemies. 22
Cleaving Cutter B when near an enemy Kirby slashes enemies using his Cutter as a sword. 12
Final Cutter B repeatedly when near an enemy Kirby slashes again after Cleaving Cutter, then jumps in the air with an upward swing and brings down his blade in a huge slash, generating an energy wave on the ground. Kirby is invincible during this move. 8 (1st slash), 4 (1st slash if combo'd from Cleaving Cutter), 8 (rising slash, falling slash), 2 (rising slash and falling slash if combo'd from Cleaving Cutter), 40 (shockwave)
Cutter Mode
Move Controls Description
Whirling Saw Release B The Robobot Armor fires a saw that flies for a short period before coming back in an arc.
Cutting Shot Hold B, and then release The Robobot Armor releases a saw that flies forward.
Roaming Saw B + → The Robobot Armor may walk around before releasing the Cutting Shot.
Change Shot Angle B + ↑/↓ Changes the angle of the Cutting Shot move.

Kirby Battle Royale

Bomb appears as an unlockable Copy Ability. It can be unlocked in The Cake Royale after obtaining 60 League Points in the Bronze League. It has Headgear based on Sir Kibble's helmet, Mike's mohawk, and a knight helmet.

Cutter also appears as one of the default Copy Abilities in the game's demo.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage (Robo Bonkers)
Type A/Type C Type B/Type D
Cutter Boomerang B Y Kirby tosses a cutter from his hat. Cutter Boomerang is parallel to ground in 3D Battle Modes, but perpendicular in 2D Battle Modes. 120
Jump Cutter B during jump Y during jump Kirby throws a downwardly-angled cutter. The cutter's spin is perpendicular to the ground instead of parallel, and it does not return to the thrower. 70
Hyper Cutter Hold/release B Hold/release Y Kirby holds and enlarges his cutter. The thrown cutter can bounce off walls. Similar to Hyper Boomerang, but does not return to the thrower. Kirby can move while charging. 300
Final Cutter Y A Kirby slashes his Cutter upward, followed by a downward slash into the ground, creating a shockwave. Works more like his Smash Bros. variant, being able to activate whenever instead of only when near an enemy. 50 (initial slash), 40 (rising slash), 40 (falling slash), 50 (projectile)

Kirby Star Allies

Cutter can be enhanced by the elements from other Copy Abilities. In addition to being obtained from Sir Kibble, who is its Friend Helper, Cutter can also be obtained from Vividria's Sawyer painting and Void Soul's/Void's Shooter Cutter attack.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Type A Type B
Cutter Boomerang B Y Kirby throws a boomerang that turns around after reaching a certain distance if it doesn't hit an enemy, projectile, or wall. The player can change the trajectory of the Cutter Boomerang by pressing up or down. If the Cutter Boomerang properly returns to Kirby, Kirby will catch the returning boomerang, despite actually having an infinite supply. 12
Hyper Boomerang Press and hold B, and then release Press and hold Y, and then release Kirby holds and charges a Cutter Boomerang in his hand until it enlarges and flashes. Kirby then throws a more powerful Cutter Boomerang that penetrates enemies and destructible blocks, and rebounds off walls up to three times. 24 (1st hit), 16 (rebound hits)
Cutter Dash Dash + B Dash + Y Kirby dashes forward, swinging the cutter upward like a sword. Kirby is invincible during this move. 16
Sweep Cutter Press and hold B in midair Press and hold Y in midair Kirby throws a Cutter Boomerang and holds out another one while doing so, causing extra damage to anyone in melee range. 22
Cutter Drop ↓ + B in midair ↓ + Y in midair Kirby holds his cutter in front of him as he falls down damaging enemies. 22
Cleaving Cutter B near an enemy Y near an enemy Kirby slashes enemies using his Cutter as a sword. 12
Final Cutter B repeatedly when near an enemy Y repeatedly when near an enemy Kirby slashes again after Cleaving Cutter, then jumps in the air with an upward swing and brings down his blade in a huge slash, generating an energy wave on the ground. Kirby is invincible during this move. 10 (1st slash), 8 (rising slash), 4 (peak), 8 (falling slash), 40 (shockwave)

Friend Ability changes

Move Blizzard Bluster Sizzle Splash Zap
Cutter Boomerang, Hyper Cutter Blizzard Cutters create a mass of damaging crystalline ice on any surface they hit. Bluster Cutters shoot straight upwards after traveling forward for a certain distance. If they hit a surface, wall, or ceiling, they release a small whirlwind. Sizzle Cutters create a blaze on any surface, wall, or ceiling they impact. Splash Cutters create a burst of water on any surface, wall, or ceiling they impact. Zap Cutters create a spark on any surface, wall, or ceiling they impact.
Final Cutter Kirby shoots out a shockwave of icicles. Kirby slashes the enemy repeatedly, constantly rising, before doing a spinning slash and slamming the enemy into the ground, creating a burst of wind. Kirby shoots out a shockwave of flame pillars. Kirby shoots out a shockwave consisting of a large water wave. Kirby calls down a bolt of lightning at the apex of the move, and when he lands, he creates an electric blast with a large radius, shooting out a shockwave consisting of a large spark.

Kirby Fighters 2

Cutter is unlocked after obtaining Fighters Rank 24. It has two Rare Hats: one based on Sir Kibble, and a brand new Punk Mohawk.

Techniques

Any invincibility granted by a move is only present when fighting bosses that aren't Shadow Kirby.

Move Controls Description Damage
Cutter Boomerang B Kirby throws a boomerang that turns around after reaching a certain distance if it doesn't hit an enemy, projectile, or wall. The player can change the trajectory of the Cutter Boomerang by pressing up or down. If the Cutter Boomerang properly returns to Kirby, Kirby will catch the returning boomerang, despite actually having an infinite supply. 13, 4 (repeat Cutter Boomerangs)
Hyper Boomerang Press and hold B, then release Kirby holds and charges a Cutter Boomerang in his hand until it enlarges and flashes. Kirby then throws a more powerful Cutter Boomerang that penetrates enemies and can rebound off a wall. 23 (near), 20 (far, returning hit), 16 (repeat hits)
Cutter Dash Dash + B Kirby dashes forward, swinging the cutter upward like a sword. Kirby is invincible during this move. 16
Sweep Cutter Press and hold B in midair Kirby throws a Cutter Boomerang and holds out another one while doing so, causing extra damage to anyone in melee range. 20, 12 (repeat Sweet Cutters)
Cutter Drop ↓ + B in midair Kirby holds his cutter in front of him as he falls down damaging enemies. 22, 6 (repeat Cutter Drops)
Cleaving Cutter B near an enemy Kirby slashes enemies using his Cutter as a sword. 10, 6 (repeat Cleaving Cutters)
Final Cutter B repeatedly when near an enemy Kirby slashes again after Cleaving Cutter, then jumps in the air with an upward swing and brings down his blade in a huge slash, generating an energy wave on the ground. Kirby is invincible during this move. 4 (1st hit), 2 (rising hit and falling hit if combo'd from 1st hit), 8 (rising hit if not combo'd from 1st hit), 1 (2nd and 3rd rising hits), 15 (shockwave)

Damage

Move
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby Fighters 2
Cutter Boomerang 12 13, 4 (repeat Cutter Boomerangs)
Hyper Boomerang N/A 24 (1st hit), 16 (1st rebound hit), 14 (rebound combo hits) 24 (1st hit), 16 (rebound hits) 23 (near), 20 (far, returning hit), 16 (repeat hits)
Cutter Dash 18 (initial hit), 16 (late hit) 16
Sweep Cutter 22 20, 12 (repeat Sweet Cutters)
Cutter Drop 22 22, 6 (repeat Cutter Drops)
Cleaving Cutter 6 12 10, 6 (repeat Cleaving Cutters)
Final Cutter 6 (1st hit), 8 (rising hit), 32 (falling hit, shockwave) 8 (1st hit), 7 (rising hit), 8 (falling hit), 35 (shockwave near), 40 (shockwave far) 8 (1st hit), 4 (1st hit if combo'd from Cleaving Cutter), 8 (rising hit, falling hit), 2 (rising hit and falling hit if combo'd from 1st hit), 40 (shockwave) 10 (1st hit), 8 (rising hit), 4 (peak hit), 8 (falling hit), 40 (shockwave) 4 (1st hit), 8 (rising hit), 2 (rising hit and falling hit if combo'd from 1st hit), 1 (2nd and 3rd rising hits), 15 (shockwave)

In the Super Smash Bros. series

In the Super Smash Bros. series, Final Cutter is Kirby's Up Special. Kirby slices upwards and then downwards, blade in front of him. Upon landing, he will create a shockwave. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Kirby can change his Final Cutter using Custom Moves. He can now also use Wave Cutter or Upper Cutter. Wave Cutter acts the same as Final Cutter, albeit the blade can't damage opponents, but upon landing, he will send powerful rocks flying. Upper Cutter allows Kirby to initiate a powerful slice upward, but no slice downward, putting Kirby into his helpless state.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Kirby has transformed. He is now Cutter Kirby! Cutter Kirby can battle his opponents with the cutter on his cap.
— Meta Knight • The Fofa Factor

Cutter Kirby in the anime

Cutter Kirby in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! uses the same hat as the later games, and appears whenever Kirby manages to inhale things like blades and saws (anything that's sharp except for an actual sword). It is revealed here that the Cutter that Kirby uses is stored on the hat when it isn't in use. This version of Cutter is based on the Kirby Super Star version, but with new attacks. Cutter Boomerang is the primary attack, but Kirby often uses Final Cutter to finish off enemies.

Transformation Sequence

In the transformation sequence, the Cutter cap lands on Kirby's head and spins before bouncing and coming to a stop in the proper position. The Cutter appears and flies around Kirby, then lands on his cap from behind.

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby's Adventure
Kirby can throw a series of cutters that return like boomerangs!
Kirby Super Star
The Cutter can cut anything in it's [sic] path. Use it to cut down enemies, as well as ropes that get in your way.
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
The Cutter Boomerang is coming right back at ya!
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Throw the Cutter farther by holding B. Aim up or down with the +Control Pad.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Remote Cutter BOOMERANG!
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Throw a boomerang all over! Slash! Jab! Strike! You can even cut ropes!
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Cut through ropes with the blade of a well-aimed boomerang. Aim up or down, or charge up for a Hyper Boomerang!
Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Kirby: Planet Robobot
A boomerang that returns to your hand after being thrown. You can charge it up, steer its flight path upward or downward, and use it to cut ropes!
Kirby Battle Royale
A razor-sharp ability that is effective at both close and long range!
Kirby Star Allies
This boomerang slices grass and vines! If it skims land your friends are burning with fire or drenching with water, it will take on those elements. And if it absorbs wind, it can fly upward. Wreak havoc with your Final Cutter!

Related Quotes

The blade of justice cleaves the sky in two! High-speed Whirling Saw!
— In-game description for the Cutter Mode of Robobot Armor • Kirby: Planet Robobot
Attack foes with boomerang blades!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll
Ah, the Cutter ability! Those slashes sure are satisfying. There's nothing like a good charge session...and a Hyper Cutter!
— Knuckle Joe • Kirby Battle Royale
When up close, attack like it's a melee weapon. When at a distance, throw it like a boomerang.
— Official Kirby Battle Royale Website
While a Cutter Boomerang is in the air, move ↑/↓ to change its direction!
— Cutter Tip #1 • Kirby Fighters 2
If you jump over a returning Cutter, it will turn into an attack that stays in the air!
— Cutter Tip #2 • Kirby Fighters 2
Press and hold B for a Hyper Boomerang! This attack pierces through everything!
— Cutter Tip #3 • Kirby Fighters 2

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese カッター Officially romanized as Cutter.
English Cutter
Traditional Chinese 弯刀 Translates to Scimitar.
Korean 커터 Translates to Cutter.
German Bumerang Translates to Boomerang.
French Cutter
Kirby's Adventure

Trancheur
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Same as English.
Translates to Cutter or Slicer.
Italian Lama Translates to Blade.
Spanish Cuchillo Translates to Knife.

Trivia

  • The design of Cutter from Kirby Super Star onwards - especially the Cutter blade itself - may have been inspired by the Eye Slugger, an iconic fictional blade weapon used by the superhero Ultraseven in the 1967 tokusatsu TV series of the same name. This is especially apparent in how the blade attaches to Kirby's hat like a mohawk hairstyle, and is removed before being thrown.
  • Cutter's hat design seems to draw inspiration from Arale Norimaki’s baseball hat design-wise, as well as Chi-Chi's helmet from the early seasons of Dragon Ball in terms of usage.
  • The flavor text in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, as well as the ability icon, is a reference to the anime, Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
  • In Kirby Super Star, the Cutter Boomerang was blue whenever it was in use. In most appearances afterwards, it remains yellow when used.
  • Kirby could use Link's boomerang after swallowing the latter in the original Super Smash Bros., similar to the Cutter ability. In later Super Smash Bros. games, Link uses a bow and arrow as his neutral B, therefore Kirby gained a bow after swallowing him instead of a boomerang.
  • The bill of Cutter Kirby's hat in the games is white, but it is yellow in Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
  • In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, there was originally going to be a Super Ability version of the Cutter ability, but it did not appear in the final version.
  • Cutter, along with AnimalCircus, and Spider, are the only abilities to include eyes as part of their design.
  • Pre-release screenshots of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards reveal that the colors of Cutter and Needle's ability icons were swapped; Cutter was originally orange and Needle was originally green.[1]

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