The Halberd is a vehicle from the Kirby Super Star main game, Revenge of Meta Knight. In the Super Smash Bros. series, the Halberd makes its first and most notable appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in which it is featured in the stage of the same name and as a vehicle owned by the Subspace Army in Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary. The Halberd is named after a Swedish axe-like weapon and the developer of the Kirby franchise, HAL Laboratory.
In the Halberd stage, there is a cycle that starts with the Halberd taking off into the air. The fighters battle on a platform, which also flies into the air shortly after the Halberd. As the characters fight, the platform flies past the Halberd and eventually lands onto the ship's deck, and its lower platform retracts into the ship's deck. For a while, the characters fight on the Halberd's deck. In the background is the Combo Cannon, a double-barreled battery, and an extendable robot arm. The Combo Cannon occasionally shoots laser beams and cannonballs, and the robot arm sometimes attacks other fighters. After a while, the platform takes off again, repeating the stage's cycle.
In both Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, there is a trophy of the Halberd. In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there is a spirit of the Halberd, which can be obtained from Funky Kong's Shack.
Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary
In The Subspace Emissary, the Halberd 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 to hide from Snake, 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, Zelda, 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.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate spirit
|#||Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effect(s)||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|330||Halberd||Kirby Series||Support (2)||Legend||Armor Knight||Funky Kong's Shack||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|