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Reflect attacks back at your rivals, and make duplicates to confound foes!
— Collectible description • Kirby Battle Royale

Mirror is one of Kirby's Copy Abilities. It debuted alongside abilities like Yo-Yo and Plasma in Kirby Super Star.

General Information

With this illusory ability, Kirby is granted the power to create mirror images of himself to confuse enemies and perform multiple attacks at once. This mind boggling ability also gives Kirby a golden or blue scepter which is able to project a glassy, near-invisible blade which can not only be used as a sharp blade to slice enemies, but also as a shield to protect him from enemies too close for comfort and their projectiles. This is very helpful against bosses that attack with projectiles that cannot be blocked (such as Computer Virus).

Not only does Kirby get a magic scepter and blue hat when he inhales the wizardly Simirror, but he also used to get a jester cap that looks just like the hat Beam Kirby wears instead of the current one. Strangely, the coloration of this hat is also reminiscent of the hat Marx wears (apart from the fact that Marx's hat colors are switched, this actually makes sense considering the fact that it is a mirror, which would mean flipping the image).


Moveset

Move Controls Description Notes Element
Mirror Cut B/Y Kirby swings his scepter downward. Contrary to its name, this move can not cut ropes. None
Reflect Force

B/Y + B/Y + B/Y or
Hold down B/Y

Kirby waves his scepter sending out multiple mirror like objects, reflecting attacks and slicing enemies. None None
Mirror Body Dash + B/Y Kirby splits in two, damaging enemies that come in contact with either of the two Kirbys. One Kirby will come out in the direction the player is moving, and the other Kirby will go the opposite direction. This results in the two Kirbys splitting at a diagonal midway through a jump or vertically during a long fall. None None
Reflect Guard L or R Kirby covers himself in a shimmering rainbow shield. Any projectiles that hit him will bounce back from where they came.
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Shield will disappear after a set amount of time.
None
Mirror Body - Sky Up + B Kirby splits into five, forming a vertical line upwards, damaging enemies who come into contact with any of the Kirbys.
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This attack was introduced in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
None
Mirror Body - Ring Down + B Kirby splits into seven, with the original in the center and six around him. This move damages enemies which come into contact with any of the Kirbys.
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This attack was introduced in Kirby: Planet Robobot.
None

Damage Values

Move Damage[1] 19960321
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Damage[2] 20161006
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Mirror Cut 22 22 / 16
Reflect Force 12 12, 4 (multihit)
Mirror Body 16 (split), 22 (coming back together) 16 (split), 24 / 16 (coming back together)
Reflect Guard Untested 1 (contact), 20 / 6 (reflected projectiles)
Mirror Body - Sky N/A 18, 4 (multihit)
Mirror Body - Ring N/A 12, 4 (multihit)

Kirby Battle Royale Moveset

Move Controls Description Damage (Robo Bonkers)
Reflect Force B Kirby swings his scepter and then creates many small mirror that can reflect projectiles. Combination of Mirror Cut and Reflect Force. 20x2 (Mirror Cut), 70x2 (Reflect Force)
Mirror Body Y Kirby splits into two briefly. 150 (splitting), 80 (merging)
Mirror Body - Spin Hold/release B Kirby splits into six and spins around in a ring formation. Similar to Mirror Body - Ring, but Kirby can move around while performing it. In Side View modes, the ring formation is on its "edge," giving the attack more vertical height. 110 per hit

Video

Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

HnK Mirror

Mirror Kirby in the anime.

Mirror is mostly unchanged from the game version in the anime, and Kirby wears the same hat. The attacks Kirby uses are Reflect Guard, Mirror Body and Mirror Cut. When he uses Reflect Guard, he gains a translucent rainbow-colored force shield. Mirror Body is greatly updated - instead of only two, Kirby creates dozens and dozens of copies, all of which can harm the enemy. His most powerful is the Mirror Cut, where his scepter turns into a shimmering sword that he uses to cut the enemy in two.

Transformation Sequence

In the transformation sequence, Kirby looks at his reflection in a mirror then spins until it breaks, turning into Mirror Kirby. The mirror shards form into the tip of his scepter.

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
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Reflect enemy attacks or fool them by creating a double image of Kirby.
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This mirror has odd powers! Deflect projectiles or project doubles of yourself!
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No one is quite sure how this odd cloning ability works. While guarding, it responds automatically to attack by countering straight away.
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Reflect attacks back at your rivals, and make duplicates to confound foes!

Related Quotes

Reflect enemy attacks and make duplicates of Kirby!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll
This dazzling Copy Ability lets Kirby create mirror images of himself to confuse enemies and perform multiple attacks at once.
— Official Kirby Battle Royale Website

In Other Languages

The meaning of the name of the Mirror ability is very consistent throughout other languages. In Japanese, it is ミラー (Mirā), meaning Mirror. Every other name also means Mirror, including its German name, Spiegel, its Spanish name, Espejo, its French name, Miroir, and its Italian name, Specchio.

Trivia

  • Vol16

    Volume #16 cover of the manga.

    Some of Marx/Soul's attacks involve him splitting in half and doing a certain attack. One of the moves Kirby can use with the Mirror ability lets Kirby split in two and damage every enemy that comes in contact with Kirby. Because of this, Marx's mirror-like wings, and the fact that Marx's hat resembles that of Mirror Kirby, Marx may be related to this ability.
  • Mirror appears with its original hat in the cover of the 16th volume of Kirby of the Stars: The Story of Dedede Who Lives in Pupupu, where Kirby also weats a suit to match the hat.
  • Like the Beam ability, the official artwork shows stars on both sides of his hat. This version is also used in the anime.
  • Oddly, Mirror's hat in official artwork and in Kirby: Right Back at Ya! is a flipped version of how it appears in the games (excluding Kirby: Planet Robobot)
  • Ironically, the Mirror ability does not appear in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
  • When Kirby uses the Mirror Body attack both of the Kirbys give a smirk going in opposite directions.
  • In the Super Smash Bros. series, Kirby can use Nayru's Love, a move that performs similarly to Mirror's Reflect Guard by inhaling Zelda.
  • An unused ability in Kirby: Squeak Squad's coding, named Block, uses the Mirror ability's hat.
  • When Kirby has the Mirror ability, has a helper and decides to get rid of the ability, the item he throws is exactly alike to the item thrown with the Beam ability.
  • Kirby was given pale skin in Kirby Super Star Ultra; the old ability that gave pale skin in the original game, Plasma, now gives green.
  • In the anime, Mirror Kirby had two versions of transformations. The first one that appears in the episode One Crazy Knight had a basic normal looking transformation and the one that appears in the episode Buccaneer Birdy had the same animated transformation but with added 2D and 3D special effects.
  • Mirror Kirby's original hat has a red half and a cyan half. These colors are inverses of each other.
  • In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Kirby's Mirror ability design looks to be made from leather.
  • Mirror is the only ability in Kirby: Planet Robobot that can hit enemies in the background while attacking from the foreground.
  • In both episodes that Mirror appeared, Kirby did the exact same things to defeat the monster.
  • In the 25th Anniversary Poll that ran on the Official Kirby Website, Mirror was unveiled on November 7, 2017 to have been the first place winner, combining results from the US, Europe and Japan.[3] This resulted in its inclusion in Kirby Battle Royale.
  • Mirror is one of the only abilities in Kirby Battle Royale to not have any alternate headgear, perhaps due to it being added after release. It shares this trait with Sleep, the game's second post-release ability.
  • Dark Meta Knight utilizes the Mirror Body in split and ring forms in his Dream Friend moveset in Kirby Star Allies.

Artwork

Gallery

Sprites

Other Ability Icons

References

  1. The Ultimate Pokémon Center archive
  2. Kirby: PR Ability Damage List
  3. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/927604010181328896 Nintendo of America Twitter