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You will now fight a warrior who was sealed away for fear his power was too great. I will now summon this great warrior once more.... 3... 2... 1... GO!
~ Nova summoning Galacta Knight for Meta Knight.

Galacta Knight is the secondary antagonist of the Kirby franchise. He is the most powerful warrior in the galaxy, who was sealed away due to his immense power before being summoned and released from his prison by Meta Knight. He would eventually appear as a recurring antagonist in several Kirby games afterward.

Galacta Knight would eventually make his return in Kirby Star Allies, but instead of being faced off as his normal self, he would be assimilated by a butterfly into Morpho Knight.

He appears as the main antagonist of the Kirby Super Star Ultra sub-game Meta Knightmare Ultra and Super Kirby Clash and a supporting antagonist in Kirby's Return to Dreamland. He is also Meta Knight's arch-nemesis.

Biography

Kirby Super Star Ultra

In the "Meta Knightmare Ultra" sub-game, Meta Knight goes on a quest to find the legendary Nova in order to fulfill his only wish: to defeat the strongest warrior in the Galaxy. Once Meta Knight finally summons Nova and makes his wish, Nova tells him of a warrior who was so powerful that he was sealed away for fear that his power was too great. After summoning Galacta Knight, he and Meta Knight race to a nearby moon and begin their battle. After a long fight, Meta Knight manages to destroy Galacta Knight and returns home, now even stronger than before. During the "True Arena", Galacta Knight is somehow revived and fights Kirby, although he is defeated yet again.

Kirby's Return to Dreamland

Galacta Knight in Kirby's Return to Dreamland.

Galacta Knight appears in Kirby's Return to Dreamland in the "True Arena", fought shortly before Magolor. Other than that, Galacta Knight has no impact on the story, but he is speculated to be the one who told Magolor of Kirby's exploits, which would make him the Bigger Bad of the story.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Let us bring back a legendary swordsman from a forgotten time. He may end up destroying a nearby planet or two, but such is life. The benefits of this final battle outweigh the collateral damage. Prepare yourself... Executing Space-Time Transport... Extra-dimensional road... Booting... 3... 2... 1... BEGIN!
~ Star Dream summoning Galacta Knight.

Galacta Knight returns in Kirby: Planet Robobot.

Galacta Knight appears once more as the final boss and Bigger Bad in Kirby: Planet Robobot in Meta Knight's story mode "Meta Knightmare Returns". He is summoned from his dimension by the incredibly powerful supercomputer Star Dream to challenge Meta Knight in one final battle to see if Meta Knight can become the new admin of Haltmann Works Company. Star Dream notes that Galacta Knight may end up destroying a planet or two, but the results of the battle matter more. Upon being summoned, he turns around and kills Star Dream in a single swipe, before unleashing a barrage of all-new attacks on his old nemesis. Upon his third defeat, Galacta Knight is placed into a crystal prison and sent back to Another Dimension.

He returns as the penultimate opponent to Kirby in the "True Arena", and returns from his prison. Upon his final defeat, he appears to flash around the screen and explode but reveals that he is not dying and rockets off, escaping once again. However, his incredible damage done to Star Dream forces it to turn into Star Dream Soul OS, making it Kirby's final opponent in the "True Arena".

Kirby Star Allies

Galacta Knight's introductory.

In Kirby Star Allies, Galacta Knight serves as the final boss of the "Guest Star ???? Star Allies Go!" mode. After the Star Allies have defeated Lord Hyness, Galacta Knight appears and prepares to fight them. However, before the fight can begin, a small, energy-charged butterfly comes up to Galacta Knight, lands on his sword, and transforms him into a more powerful form known as Morpho Knight.

Super Smash Bros.

One of Meta Knight's alternate costumes in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is based on Galacta Knight.

Galacta Knight appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as a trophy, which can be unlocked by completing the reward conditions for all Solo Events.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Galacta Knight appears as a primary shield-type spirit, able to be summoned by using cores from Shovel Knight, Knight Man, and Meta-Knights. When equipped, he increases attack power from swords. Despite being a powerful Legend-class, he carries no support slots.

Super Kirby Clash

Galacta Knight as Aeon Hero - Light.

Galacta Knight appears as the final boss of the main story mode. After Parallel Nightmare's Revenge is defeated, he tries one last attempt to destroy Team Kirby. He opens a portal and begins laughing evilly as a silhouette appears behind him. Before he even knows what's going on, Parallel Nightmare is finally killed for good by the strange figure. After a flash of light, the figure reveals itself as Galacta Knight, known as the Aeon Hero, and drops down to fight Team Kirby.

Team Kirby defeat Aeon Hero, only for Aeon Hero to fly off, forcing Team Kirby to chase after him.

Team Kirby meets Aeon Hero again, but the latter absorbs a strange energy beam before turning Aeon Hero Light before once again challenging Team Kirby again.

In the end, Aeon Hero Light is defeated and explodes into white feathers.

Aeon Hero can have an even harder form that can be fought after fighting every other secret boss in the game. Aeon Hero will drop down similar to the final battle in the story mode, but will absorb negative energy instead of positive energy, becoming Aeon Hero Dark the hardest boss in the game, before once again challenging Team Kirby.

Upon being defeated for the second time, Aeon Hero Dark begins levitating into the air before he is once again sealed within his crystal. The sealed Galacta Knight Dark is then forced into a portal, never to be seen again for now.

Powers and Abilities

Let us bring back a legendary swordsman from a forgotten time. He may end up destroying a nearby planet or two, but such is life.
~ Star Dream on Galacta Knight's power.

Kirby Super Star Ultra

In his debut, Galacta Knight acts like a more tougher battle with Meta Knight with more energy attacks. Galacta Knight can also guard, which makes him invulnerable.

  • Slash: Galacta Knight simply slashes the area infront of him with his lance.
  • Hyper Rush: Galacta Knight performs multiple thrusts with his lance.
  • Crescent Shot: Galacta Knight throws a crescent-shaped energy blade from his shield.
  • Glide Sword: Galacta Knight glides through the air while thrusting his lance.
  • Down Thrust: Thrusts down with his lance while in midair.
  • Shockwave: Galacta Knight thrusts his lance into the ground, creating a shockwave. The shockwave makes a star for Kirby to inhale.
  • Tornado Attack: Galacta Knight jumps into the air and starts spinning, creating a tornado which cannot be guarded against. If Kirby or Meta Knight get hit by the tornado, they will be flung into the air and will take damage when they hit the ground. Galacta Knight creates two stars for Kirby to inhale when he lands.
  • Tornado Slash: Galacta Knight begins charging, after he is done, he will thrust his lance into the ground, which will make a giant, unguardable tornado. If Kirby or Meta Knight get hit by the tornado, they will be flung into the air and will take damage when they hit the ground.
  • Flame Spine: Galacta Knight flies to the middle of the arena and then summons pillars of fire.
  • Revolution Sword: Galacta Knight flies to the middle of the arena then fires a beam of energy that rotates around the stage.
  • Knight Summon: Galacta Knight leaves the arena and summons his own versions of the Meta-Knights.

Kirby's Return to Dreamland

Galacta Knight has improved attacks and Kirby can no longer just duck under some of his moves. He has replaced Flame Spine with a new lightning attack and can now create energy swords.

  • Overhead Slash: Galacta Knight simply slashes the area in front of him with his lance.
  • Triple Slash: Galacta Knight slashes the area in front of him with his lance three times in a row.
  • Hyper Rush - Crescent Shot: Galacta Knight slashes his lance multiple times before throwing a crescent-shaped energy blade from his shield. More common in Phase 2.
  • Triple Crescent Shot: Galacta Knight throws three Crescent Shots in a row.
  • Spin Slash: Galacta Knight begins charging, after he is done, he will perform a horizontal spin slash, leaving stars around him,
  • Piercing Slash: Galacta Knight dashes while thrusting his lance.
  • Glide Sword: Galacta Knight glides while thrusting his lance.
  • Up Thrust: If Kirby is above Galacta Knight, Galacta will thrust his lance into the air.
  • Down Thrust: Galacta Knight thrusts down with his lance while in midair.
  • Spinning Sword: Galacta Knight jumps into the air and dies a vertical spinning slash before creating a shockwave. The shockwave makes a star for Kirby to inhale.
  • Tornado Attack: Galacta Knight jumps into the air and starts spinning, creating a tornado. If Kirby gets hit by the tornado, they will be flung into the air and will take damage when they hit the ground. Galacta Knight creates two stars for Kirby to inhale when he lands.
  • Tornado Slash: Galacta Knight begins charging, after he is done, he will thrust his lance into the ground, which will make a giant tornado. If Kirby gets hit by the tornado, they will be flung into the air and will take damage when they hit the ground.
  • Energy Sword: Galacta Knight jumps and creates several energy swords before firing them, the energy swords also bounce off the ground, making stars for Kirby to inhale on impact with the ground.
  • Rising Spine: Galacta Knight flies to the middle of the arena and then summons several lightning bolts. Beams of lights warn Kirby of the lightning bolts location.
  • Revolution Sword: Galacta Knight flies to the middle of the arena then fires a beam of energy that rotates around the stage.
  • Twelve Energy Shower: Galacta Knight flies into the background before creating twelve Energy Swords. He then throws them into the air, causing them to shower onto Kirby. The energy swords make stars for Kirby to inhale upon impact.

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  • Galacta Knight is by far the most powerful enemy Kirby has ever faced with four modified Kirbies to merely seal his dark form in Super Kirby Clash. He has never displayed full power in his fights, so he might even be the strongest Kirby character only surpassed by Morpho Knight.
  • Galacta Knight's appearances aren't canonical, as the "Meta Knightmare" storylines are stated not to be, as well as the "True Arena" storylines.
  • Galacta Knight is implied to be the culprit behind the Galactic Crisis spoke about in Hyness' rant. It is mostly unknown what happened, but it can be assumed to have been absolutely devastating if he possesses such sheer power.
  • At Level 99, Galacta Knight is the third strongest spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with 13,345 power, only surpassed by Galeem and Dharkon's 13,640 power.
  • In Kirby Star Allies, the villain Hyness mentions a "repulsive nightmare of a galactic crisis", one which Hyness (and possibly the whole Jambastion Cult) was supposedly responsible for stopping. Fans have speculated that this was either Nightmare or Galacta Knight. If that's the case, then one of them could be the Bigger Bad of the entire Kirby franchise, possibly being a threat even bigger than Void Termina.

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