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|Capsule Model Pose of Wild Edge|
|“||The mysterious vortex brought Gigant Edge to the new world too! They arrived before Kirby and fell in with the ranks of the Beast Pack. Despite the wild wardrobe change, they really stand out among the rest of the pack, but they'll still guard their stations with ferocity!”|
|— Capsule Description • Kirby and the Forgotten Land|
Gigant Edge (named Wild Edge in Kirby and the Forgotten Land) is a mid-boss in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Gigant Edge is one of the more common mid-bosses, and will grant Kirby with the Sword Copy Ability when inhaled.
- 1 Physical Appearance
- 2 Games
- 3 Related Quotes
- 4 Etymology
- 5 In Other Languages
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Models
Gigant Edge is a large knight with green and teal armor. He has a dark green helmet with a white spike on top, a white chest plate, a black base, and teal armor. He carries a large sword and a large black metal shield with a spike in its center. Gigant Edge has two yellow markings shaped like swirls on his teal armor and orange feet. He has a V-shaped opening in his helmet like Sword Knight, but no visible eyes can be seen in the pitch-black space inside. His armor and insignias are strongly based on those of Blade Knight. In the Nintendo 3DS Kirby games, Gigant Edge's armor is noticeably shinier than in the Wii Kirby games and from Kirby Triple Deluxe onward, he wears gold metallic shoes.
In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, he adopts a mostly unchanged appearance compared to the other "Wild" mid-bosses. The green coloring covering his armor was changed into a darker shade and he has yellow-orange swirls painted onto it as well. Furthermore the white chest plate has been lowered slightly and is now more circular. His golden shoes were swapped out for brown sabatons with yellow paint across them. Around his hands, he sports black cuffs each with a small, white spot. Wild Edge carries around a large sword marked with scratches, but no longer carries a shield.
Gigant Edge makes his debut as a mid-boss in Stage 2 of Cookie Country. He makes use of around 4 different moves: A dash attack where he rushes Kirby, a simple sword slash, a charged attack which sends out a shock wave, and a guard that momentarily reflects all damage.
In Normal Mode, he generally follows a pattern of sword slash > dash > guard > shock wave > dash > guard, from where it repeats anew.
However, in Extra Mode, Gigant Edge mixes his strategy up a bit and modifies a few of his attacks to be more brutal. For example, he may try to change direction in the middle of a dash, he may swing his sword up to six times in a sword-slash-attack, and he may skip the charge altogether in his shock wave attack, choosing to jump instead. He can even strike the ground to send three green energy spikes in an arch.
In this game, Gigant Edge returns as a mid-boss and once again yields the Sword ability. He looks and functions like he did in his past games, except he has a new form in the Extra Mode called Gigant Edge DX. In this form, his armor is bright gold and he has a few new attacks, such as throwing his sword like a boomerang. This attack zigzags across planes, giving Kirby gaps to stand in to dodge it.
|This section contains information that does not coincide with the main series canon.|
Gigant Edge appears in this game as the boss of the first quest in the Team Kirby Clash sub-game. He has a few new attacks, such as striking the ground to create an explosion or leaping into the air and plunging his sword into the ground. This attack gives Team Kirby a chance to rapidly hit him before he can continue fighting.
|This section contains information that does not coincide with the main series canon.|
Gigant Edge appears in Team Kirby Clash Deluxe and Super Kirby Clash as a boss, retaining his moveset from Kirby: Triple Deluxe and Team Kirby Clash. In Team Kirby Clash Deluxe, he is fought as a normal boss in the Dunes, a Tough category boss in the Grasslands, and as a Tougher category boss in the Empyrean.
For Super Kirby Clash, in Story Quests, Gigant Edge is only fought as a Tough category boss in the Seaside. In Party Quests, Gigant Edge is only fought as part of Team Mighty Cleave and Team Sword & Storm. He also has a fire variant known as Ignite Edge.
Gigant Edge appears as part of a team boss in the game's Story Mode along with Ignite Edge, together known as Duo Edge. Gigant Edge has the same attacks as in his previous three appearances, except he uses them in sync with Ignite Edge.
In battle, Wild Edge will swing his sword at the player. In addition, he can pull out his spiked shield to protect himself in the direction he's facing, but this consequently leaves him vulnerable to attacks from behind. If the player attacks Wild Edge from behind while protecting himself, massive damage will be dealt and he will be stunned for a short period.
After reaching half health, Wild Edge will move faster and attack faster. When he uses his shield, he will attempt to turn and face the player instead of standing still. When using his sword, Wild Edge now swings it up to three times at the player. In addition to his already existing moves, he can now charge at the player, stopping himself when charging for long enough.
A stronger version of Wild Edge exists later in the game that is faster and has more HP. This variant puts up his shield more often than usual, and attacks the player using his sword slices and dashes more frequently. This version does not need to be at half HP in order to charge at the player. Additionally, he can now extend the spikes on his shield to deal some damage the player from a further distance while guarding from upfront, but he is still vulnerable from behind.
|“||Battle beside your team! Work together to defeat the Steel Soldier hiding in the forest!”|
|— Team Kirby Clash Quest description • Kirby: Planet Robobot|
|“||The soldier returns, and he's more armed and dangerous than ever!”|
|— Quest Description (Tough) • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe|
|“||Tougher rank unlocked! Face the final battle with this proud, mighty soldier!”|
|— Quest Description (Tougher) • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe|
|“||A helmet that belongs to a certain brave soul. It's known for its solid protection.”|
|— Headgear description • Kirby Battle Royale|
|“||Here comes Duo Edge! This tag team of red and green armor stands in your path! Dodge their flying swords and scorching flames so that your buddy can get a critical hit!”|
|— Duo Edge • Kirby Fighters 2|
|“||Duo Edge returns, sturdier than ever! The green and red armors ready their swords with revenge on their minds!”|
|— Rematch Against Armors • Kirby Fighters 2|
|“||Duo Edge isn't finished with you yet! Can you dodge those honed swords?”|
|— Raging Dual Blades • Kirby Fighters 2|
|“||These blades have mastered the art of swordsmanship through constant battling. They're putting it all on the line to challenge you!”|
|— Thick Armor, Sharp Swords • Kirby Fighters 2|
|“||Here comes Gigant Edge, his blade gleaming! Dodge his downward blows!”|
|— Quest Description • Team Kirby Clash Deluxe|
"Gigant" is a shortened form of the word gigantic, referencing its large size (it also means "giant" in some languages); "Edge" refers to its weapon of choice, a sword.
In Other Languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Japanese||Translates to Gigant Edge.|
|German||Schwert-Koloss||Translates to Sword Colossus.|
|French||Gigalame||Translates to Gigablade.|
|Italian||Mega cavaliere||Translates to Mega knight.|
|Spanish||Filo Gigante||Translates to Giant Edge.|
- He slightly resembles Blade, with the spike on his head and vaguely similar body shape. Gigant Edge also resembles a certain mini-monster in A Blockbuster Battle and Monster Management, two episodes of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!.
- Gigant Edge is one of the only mid-bosses to have no visible eyes; the others are Bonkers, Master Hand and Kibble Blade. In Kirby's Epic Yarn, the Reactor and Combo Cannon are also considered mid-bosses and also have no eyes.
- Gigant Edge is the first mid-boss to grant the Sword ability.
- Gigant Edge is the only mid-boss introduced in Kirby's Return to Dream Land to reappear in Kirby: Triple Deluxe.
- Gigant Edge is the opposite of Dubior in terms of the mid-boss music. It never plays Halcandra's mid-boss music but will always play King Dedede's theme in its second-to-last appearance. It does appear in Dangerous Dinner, but only during Kirby's Ultra Sword rampage in Stage 3.
- In Kirby Battle Royale, one of Sword's alternative headgear and weapon is based upon Gigant Edge.
- In Kirby Star Allies, when playing the Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go! sub-game as Magolor, some stage layout in Level 5 is changed to reflect Stage 3 of Dangerous Dinner from Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Gigant Edge is represented by three Blade Knights.
- In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Sword can be evolved into the Gigant Sword ability, which grants Kirby a sword that resembles the one Gigant Edge wields.