Halberd

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The Battleship Halberd.

The Halberd is one of the stages that appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is from the Kirby series and is based on Meta Knight's ship, the Halberd. It first appears in Kirby Super Star for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in the mini-game called Revenge of Meta-Knight.

The stage at first takes place on a platform that is similar in design to the Battlefield stage. Later in the stage, the platform lands on the Halberd itself. The stage continues to be a Battlefield-stage; however, the background has an added gimmick. A double-barreled battery is in the background, which also has an extended robot arm on its side. It will occasionally shoot ray beams, missiles, and even attack with its robot arm. This causes severe problems for the fighters if they are unlucky or targeted. Players must use this strategy to make the weapons hit their opponents.

The stage will reappear in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Subspace Emissary[edit]

In the Subspace Emissary in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it is taken from Meta Knight in a deleted scene, prior to the events of the game. It is first seen at the Midair Stadium, dropping off Shadow Bugs after Mario's and Kirby's fight. It is then seen in Skyworld, dropping off more Shadow Bugs. Kirby and the rescued princess (either Peach or Zelda), flying on a Warp Star, are chased by the Halberd. The Halberd destroys the Warp Star, and the duo is forced to land on the ship. Then, Fox attacks the Halberd in his Arwing but is swiftly defeated, knocking Kirby and the princess off of the ship.

Later, Falco, Fox, and Diddy Kong ride atop the Great Fox and battle the Halberd with it, but the Halberd defeats the Great Fox, which crashes into The Glacial Peak. Because of this, Lucario and Meta Knight are able to climb aboard the Halberd. Solid Snake, who is revealed to be aboard the Halberd hiding in his box, comes out of hiding. Lucario and Meta Knight find him, and they engage in battle. They all learn that they are on the same side and fight their way through to the trophies of Princess Peach and Princess Zelda.

Suddenly, Shadow Bugs come in and create clones of the princesses, which are fought by the three heroes. After the evil clones are defeated, Peach and Zelda are freed. Lucario and Meta Knight then advance to the top of the Halberd while Snake stays for a while before going up, too. Zelda transforms into Sheik (however, it can be undone during gameplay), and she and Peach advance to the top of the Halberd. Meanwhile, Fox, in his Arwing, is trying to attack the Halberd once again. As the Arwing fires at the Halberd, it almost hits Peach, so Sheik jumps up and attacks it, destroying it. Fox and Sheik jump away from the Arwing, land on the Halberd, and try to attack each other. Peach promptly stops them.

Meanwhile, Snake, Lucario, and Meta Knight reach the Control Room to find it filled with Mr. Game & Watches. Snake runs in and attacks them, making them all fly out of the window. Snake jumps out after them, landing next to Peach, Sheik, and Fox. All the Mr. Game & Watches turn into Shadow Bugs, creating Duon. Falco arrives too, and they all defeat Duon. The trophy of the real Mr. Game and Watch is left behind. After this, Meta Knight takes control of the Halberd. It is seen for the last time as all of the ships charge into Subspace, and it is destroyed by the Subspace Gunship. The heroes' ships fly out of the Halberd and successfully ride into Subspace.

Images[edit]

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The Halberd prepares to lift off. The Halberd takes off.
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The battlefield will move around the Halberd. The battlefield lands on the Halberd's bridge.
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The Combo Cannon fires a cannonball. The Combo Cannon attacks with its right arm.
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The Combo Cannon targets someone. The Combo Cannon fires a laser.
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The battlefield leaves the Halberd bridge. Duon is fought on the Halberd bridge.

Songs in My Music[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Source Credits Requirements
Meta Knight's Revenge Kirby Super Star Arrangement: Noriyuki Iwadare
Composer: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
N/A
Gourmet Race Kirby Super Star Arrangement: Motoi Sakuraba
Composer: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
N/A
Butter Building Kirby's Adventure Arrangement: Jun Fukuda
Composer: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
N/A
Boss Theme Medley Kirby Series Arrangement Supervisor: Kentaro Ishizaka
Composer: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Arranger: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
N/A
Checker Knights Kirby Air Ride Original N/A
Forest / Nature Area Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Original N/A
Frozen Hillside Kirby Air Ride Original Brawl on Halberd 10 times
The Legendary Air Ride Machine Kirby Air Ride Arrangement Supervisor: Shogo Sakai
Composer: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Arranger: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Clear Event 13
King Dedede's Theme Kirby's Dream Land Arrangement Supervisor: Yoko Shimomura
Composer: HAL Laboratory, INC.
Arranger: Midiplex Co., Ltd.
Clear Event 15
0² Battle Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Arrangement: Koji Hayama
Composer: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Collect over 5000 coins in a Coin match
Vs. Marx Kirby Super Star Arrangement Supervisor: Yasunori Mitsuda
Composer: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Arranger: PROCYON STUDIO CO., LTD.
Grab CD
Squeak Squad Theme Kirby Squeak Squad Arrangement: Hirokazu Tanaka. ex
Composer: HAL Laboratory, Inc.
Grab CD

Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Combo Cannon BrawlTrophy420.png SNES Kirby Super Star The main gun of the battleship Halberd. As the name references, it has two guns--the top one shoots out slow-moving shells, and the bottom one fires a powerful laser. There's a mechanical arm at the base that is used to grab enemies and hold them to be blasted by the laser cannon. It has a wide attack range and once shot down Dyna Blade after she aided Kirby.
Halberd BrawlTrophy421.png SNES Kirby Super Star Meta Knight's battleship, built to help Meta Knight take control of Dream Land. It's crewed by Meta Knight and the Meta-Knights and is equipped with the Combo Cannon and a shrimplike robot called the Heavy Lobster. Kirby destroys the ship's reactor, causing the Wheelies who power the ship to flee. In the end, the ship crashes into the sea while the sun sets in the background.

Trivia[edit]

  • The Halberd is named after a Swedish axe-like weapon, as well as the developer of the Kirby series, HAL Laboratory.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 戦艦ハルバード
Senkan Harubādo
Battleship Halberd