Meta-Knight redirects here. For the leader see Meta Knight.
The Meta-Knights is a group of warriors led by Meta Knight and is featured in several games in the series. For the most part, the Meta-Knights are incredibly loyal to their master and would do anything to protect him.
The known members of this band of warriors are:
- Meta Knight
- Ax Knight
- Javelin Knight
- Mace Knight
- Trident Knight
- Waddle Dee
- Captain Vul
- Blade Knight
- Sword Knight
The original Meta-Knights (Ax Knight, Javelin Knight, Mace Knight, and Trident Knight) first appeared as Mini-bosses in Kirby's Adventure alongside their chivalrous master. Each of the knights are masters of their own specific weapon. Not much information was given about them, except for their likeliness and alliance with Meta Knight, and they were given minimal to no characterization. Kirby encounters them for their first time in the second level, Ice Cream Island, and then fights them once per level up until the last level (Rainbow Resort).
While Meta Knight apparently has legions of warriors serving under him, judging by the following games, these four are his main foot-soldiers.
In the remake, the normal boss music does not play, instead, a remix of the mini-boss theme from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards is played.
In Kirby Super Star, the Meta-Knights re-accompanied their master on a full-on assault of Dream Land with their powerful warship- the Halberd. But their plan ended early when the ship was taken down and crashed down below into the ocean, thanks to Kirby. The group or warriors seemingly disbanded after the destruction of the Halberd, as they haven't appeared since then. Nor did they appear when the Halberd spread its wings again during the events of Kirby Squeak Squad.
The Halberd is controlled by Meta Knight himself, the four aforementioned knights, Captain Vul, and a sailor hat-wearing Waddle Dee. After the Halberd is destroyed, Waddle Dee and the other four knights seemingly stay loyal, and vow to stay with Meta Knight to the end. Captain Vul on the other hand, was first to evacuate the Halberd prior to the crash, so it can be assumed that he distanced himself from Meta Knight almost immediately afterward.
Kirby Super Star Ultra also introduces two more members of his crew. In Meta Knightmare Ultra, Meta Knight can call upon Sword Knight and Blade Knight to help aid him in his galactic conquest. Although they were already prominent enemies in the series, they were never closely asscociated with him. They also serve under Meta Knight in the anime, almost always by his side. They are believed to be either apprentices or body guards in this appearance.