KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the boss called Dyna Blade. For the sub-game of the same name, see Dyna Blade (sub-game).

A monstrous bird with white- and rainbow-colored bladed wings and huge talons. Challengers who face Dyna Blade are forced to contend with her speed and armor plating that can reflect any attack. The only weak point is her head. In Kirby Super Star, she's destroying Dream Land's crops, but there's apparently a perfectly good reason for this.
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Dyna Blade is a recurring boss and occasional ally in the Kirby series. She is a large, rainbow-colored bird that debuted in Kirby Super Star (and also appeared in its remake), where she has an entire sub-game dedicated to her.

After a several year absence, Dyna Blade returned with a minor appearance in Kirby Air Ride. She even starred, again as a mother, in an early episode of the anime.

Dyna Blade's most recent appearance has been in Kirby Star Allies, making a cameo in Dream Land's over world map.

Physical Appearance

Dyna Blade's debut on the Nintendo DS.

Dyna Blade's first appearance—and the basis of all following designs—depicts her as an enormous, armored bird with white feathers on her chest and red feathers on her head. She also has rainbow-colored feathers covering her metal wings. She wears red armor with yellow rims and has a blue stone on her chest. She has a yellow mohawk and green and blue feathers around her eyes.

In Kirby Air Ride, Dyna Blade was given a more elaborate design, now having textured feathers and an overall more detailed appearance. Her head and crest are much smaller than they were in Kirby Super Star and her armor and head feathers are now more crimson and maroon as opposed to the bright red previously used. Dyna Blade's design remains the same in Kirby Super Star Ultra, albeit mixing in certain minor aspects of her earlier look.

In the anime, she is one of the few characters to always appear rendered in 3D when on-screen. She is depicted as a legendary bird with metal wings, an orange, razor-sharp beak, and claws as sharp as swords.

Games

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Cutter Kirby and Waddle Doo facing off against Dyna Blade in Kirby Super Star.

Dyna Blade debuted in Kirby Super Star. In her titular sub-game, Dyna Blade is ruining everyone's crops. However, unknown to Kirby until he reaches her nest, she was just trying to feed her young chicks. Kirby goes after her and eventually defeats her. After learning about Dyna Blade's circumstances, Kirby wanted to make up for this, so he feeds the chicks apples from Whispy Woods' branches and teaches them how to fly. After days of staying with Kirby, Dyna Blade and her chicks fly away as Kirby waves them good-bye.

In the sub-game Revenge of Meta Knight, Dyna Blade appears once more to return the favor and help Kirby after he was blown off of the Halberd, where she gets gunned down by the crew on board while trying to carry Kirby on her back to the airship. Although she survives the shelling, she is still badly injured and ends up plummeting back to the ground. Kirby still makes it on board, however.

Dyna Blade also appears as a card in the sub-game Card Swipe in Kirby Super Star Ultra (the remake of Kirby Super Star). She is also one of the bosses in the sub-game Meta Knightmare Ultra (also exclusive to Kirby Super Star Ultra).

Kirby Air Ride

Dyna Blade in Kirby Air Ride.

Dyna Blade appears in an event in City Trial mode. In the event in which she appears, she stands in one spot and sometimes flies from place to place before flying away for good. In City Trial's checklist, Dyna Blade has two boxes dedicated to her. One requires the player to damage her, and the other requires her landing on the player. Whenever Dyna Blade is damaged, she drops a large number of Power Ups.

Kirby Mass Attack

Dyna Blade can be summoned by Kirby in the sub-game Kirby Quest as an Awesome attack. She inflicts high damage on all enemies.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe and Kirby Fighters 2

The stage Dyna Blade's Nest features Dyna Blade as an environmental hazard, who periodically appears to attack the fighters. Both the stage and Dyna Blade herself are based off their appearance in Kirby Super Star Ultra. Despite the 3D, polygonal nature of most of the game's graphics, Dyna Blade is represented with a 2D sprite. Although her attacks are the same as those she uses in Kirby Super Star Ultra, her animations and graphical effects have been updated to appear more smooth and detailed. If the fighters deal enough damage to Dyna Blade, they can momentarily prevent her from attacking, and eventually force her to fly away harmlessly. However, she cannot be permanently defeated, and will soon return to the stage.

Kirby Star Allies

In World of Peace - Dream Land, Dyna Blade can be seen briefly flying behind Clash at Castle Dedede on the world map.

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

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Dyna Blade is a legendary ancient creature, revered for her mysticism. She lives on a tall peak far away from Cappy Town. For the most part, her design is unaltered from her artwork in Kirby Super Star. However, her head is smaller and now more in proportion with the rest of her body. Also following suit with Kirby Super Star, Dyna Blade is extremely protective of her chicks, and will go out of her way to ensure their safety, and will willfully destroy anything in her way to do so. Her breath weapon is a cone of gale force wind, and she's known for her destructive speed.

Dyna Blade first appears in Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure. It is revealed by Professor Curio (who has history books containing vast amounts of info on her) that she appears every 100 years to lay an egg. When Kirby eats the egg (or so it is presumed), Dyna Blade reappears to take revenge on him. Everything is sorted out in the end though and Dyna Blade is tearfully reunited with her chick. Dyna Blade also appears in The Empty Nest Mess and Waste Management, both of which revolve around her trying to save her chick from almost-certain doom. In the latter, Dyna Blade also faces off against Crowmon. Dyna Blade also make several cameos in the episodes Cappy New Year, Prediction Predicament - Part II, Kirby Takes the Cake and Air-Ride-in-Style - Part I, as well as several appearances in Tourist Trap and Waddle While You Work, the former of where she chases after the Tourists, and the latter of which she attacks King Dedede to save her chick when his hunger leads him to try to eat him.

Dyna Blade's final appearance is in Cappy Town Down, where she and her chick watch the Halberd rise into the middle of the 6 Destroyas.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, she appears as both an unlockable trophy and a sticker. The trophy is obtained by completing All-Star Mode on Very Hard difficulty with any character. The sticker uses Dyna Blade's design from Kirby Super Star. The sticker improves Launch Resistance by 46 and is only usable by Kirby, King Dedede, and Meta Knight.

Dyna Blade appears as a primary, legend-class shield spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When applied to a fighter, the fighter’s jumps will increase.

Etymology

Dyna Blade's name comes from the fact that she has sharp, sword-like wings, and the word "dynamic," which is associated with power and, in some cases, aggression.

Related Quotes

A gigantic bird who can attack his [sic] opponent by either stretching out his neck or grabbing them with his claws.
— Enemy Characters • Kirby Super Star Instruction Booklet
In days of old, there dwelt in the land of the Cappies a giant bird. It had wings that shone like the Sun, a steely beak, and claws as sharp as swords. This wondrous creature - known to all as Dyna Blade - could streak through the sky like lightning.
— Professor Curio • Kirby's Egg-Cellent Adventure
This helmet is designed after the legendary bird with large white wings.
— Headgear description • Kirby Battle Royale

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