Cutter is One of Kirby'sCopy abilities. It is commonly regarded as the main projectile-based ability in the series.
Kirby gains the ability to utilize a curved blade. When thrown, it will always return to him in the fashion of a boomerang. If Kirby jumps over the cutter on its return, it will go beyond him and go off-screen (and also cleave any enemies that happen to be be behind him). In later games, the Cutter's blade has become more controllable since Kirby can guide the blade either upwards or downwards.
The Cutter hat somewhat resembles a duck- it's a yellow hat with a bill that's either yellow or white, and two black eyes that look like Kirby's own. Two tiny white wings are on the side, and Kirby keeps the cutter blade attached to the top of the hat when not in use. However, in Kirby 64, the "blade" Kirby uses is actually his own face, which peels off his body and travels foward.
Attacks and Features
B or Y
A boomerang that will fly forward and damage enemies. In most games it can be controlled with ↑ or ↓. By jumping over the blade, Kirby can hit enemies behind him. A Cutter Boomerang goes further if Kirby jumps over it. A copy scroll in Squeak Squad will make the blade much more bigger and powerful. Generally, this is the most basic move in Cutter Kirby's arsenal, and is usually the only move he can use in most games.
B + Dash
Kirby uses the blade like a sword and swings it to damage enemies.
Hold B (Midair)
Kirby throws a cutter boomerang like normal, but holds out another Cutter while doing it, therefore doing a little extra damage.
Down + B (Midair)
Kirby holds his cutter in front of him as he falls damaging enemies. By dashing in midair the attack goes slightly faster.
Cleaving Cutter/Nonstop Cutter/Final Cutter
Up/Down/Forward + B (Near Enemy)
Kirby attacks using his cutter as a sword. After two slashes he jumps in the air and brings down his blade on the enemy(ies) in a final huge slash, generating an energy wave on the ground that explodes on contact with a wall. This move is sometimes used by Sword, but with the first two slashes removed.
Pitch becomes a boomerang that flies around. While Pitch is flying his partner is left with no way to defend himself.
Super Smash Bros. Series
Kirby uses the Final Cutter as his Up Special in all three Super Smash Bros.. Instead of being used as a combo it's all one manuver, Kirby brandishes a Cutter, jumps up, then comes back down, creating a Cutter Beam on landing. This version of the attack is sometimes used by Sword.
Cutter Kirby uses the same duck 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 seems.) It is revealed here that the Cutter that Kirby uses is stored on the hat when it isn't in use. In the transformation sequence, Kirby's hat spins on his head and the boomerang flies around until it hits his hat.This version of Cutter is based on the KSS version, but with new attacks. Cutter Boomerang is the primary attack, but Kirby often uses Cutter Finish or Final Cutter to finish off enemies.
It also gains a new ability- Cutter Beam, where Kirby spins rapidly and fires a thin beam of energy to slice long distances away.
In most games, Kirby can fire rapid cutters, but in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, he can only fire one at a time with Cutter or Double Cutter because Kirby uses his face as a cutter. Though humorous, it leaves Kirby vulnerable; using this ability also leaves Kirby unable to fly as he usually does, he can only jump.
Kirby could use a similar move to the Cutter ability after inhaling Link in the original Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64. In later Smash games, Link used a bow and arrow as his neutral B.