Debut: Kirby’s Adventure (1993)
Species: Same as Kirby
Affiliations: Meta-Knights, King Dedede, Kirby
Availability: Starting fighter
Background: Meta Knight is captain of the Meta-Knights and a large ship called Halberd (seen in SSE). He is shrouded in mystery and an unpredictable character. One moment he can be Kirby’s nemesis and the next he can be Kirby’s greatest ally. His intentions are often unknown, but he presents himself as being a great leader bound by honor, as he always offers Kirby a sword before a battle. He can use his cape to vanish for a quick escape, or to fly long distances. He is also a talented swordsman.
Reasoning:One of Sakurai’s early creations and a well-liked character in Brawl.
Thoughts: Many people consider him OP in Brawl. I remember I would do massive damage as Meta Knight, but had trouble finding powerful attacks to KO opponents with. In any case I hope he returns. Except in Brawl supposedly characters were supposed to look battle-worn over time, but the development team did not have time to incorporate it. One example given was Meta-Knight having his mask cracked. I don’t think it will happen, but I would love to see this battle-worn effect on characters this time around.