Meta Knight (メタナイト, Meta Knight) is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. After initially being teased as a Mii Fighter costume in a Director's Room Miiverse post on August 11, 2014, his return in Super Smash Bros. 4 was announced in a Director's Room Miiverse post two days later. Eric Newsome and Atsushi Kisa'ichi both reprise their roles as Meta Knight's voice actors in the English and Japanese releases, respectively, albeit via voice clips recycled from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Kirby's mysterious rival, this masked swordsman appears in several Kirby games. His cape transforms into wings to grant him flight. In Smash Bros., his quick sword skills and aerial agility set him apart. He can jump up to five times in a row and he has a special move to soar higher.
- Meta Knight has a few distinct aspects that differ from Kirby and King Dedede:
- He does not have a conventional meteor smash.
- He retained his Final Smash.
- He has recycled voice clips.
- He uses the more subdued tripping sound effect generally used for realistic characters.
- Despite gliding being removed, frame data and animations for gliding and related things remain in non-patched files for Meta Knight. This was likely a result of Meta Knight's data being recycled from Brawl. This is also true for Pit and his clone, Dark Pit.
- If one looks closely at Meta Knight's leading/left foot during his up smash, it flips around on his model during the move. This is mainly seen via slowing down time or pausing at the right time.
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