Knuckle Joe's artwork from Kirby Super Star Ultra
|First game||Kirby Super Star|
Knuckle Joe is a Kirby series character who first appeared in Kirby Super Star for the SNES. He's not widely known as some Kirby characters (Kirby, Meta Knight, etc...) are, though he has managed to gain a fanbase and has even appeared as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, where once summoned he will pack a massive punch toward your enemies.
Knuckle Joe's are actually a species, and in Kirby Super Star a not-so-common one. They're not entirely hard to defeat, though they seem to be masters at martial arts. In Brawl, it shows that they're, or at least one of them, is also able to perform lightning blasts, which like his punches he uses against his, or rather your opponents.
While they're generally enemies to Kirby, some have appeared as a friend in Kirby Super Star, where they were simply titled "Helper Knuckle Joes". They were essentially the same as Fighter Kirby, though with a new design, and minus the Tomoe Throw.
|Kirby series characters|
|Main characters||Kirby • King Dedede • Meta Knight • Bandana Waddle Dee|
|Supporting characters||Adeleine • Dyna Blade • Gooey • Keeby • Knuckle Joe • Prince Fluff • Ribbon • Elline • Butterfly • Rick • Kine • Coo • Nago • ChuChu • Pitch|
|Main villains||Zero/Zero Two/Dark Matter • Nightmare • Dark Mind • Daroach • Dark Nebula • Drawcia • Marx / Marx Soul • Magolor • Yin-Yarn • Taranza • Queen Sectonia • Claycia • Dark Crafter • Susie • Max Profitt Haltmann • Star Dream • Dark Taranza • Hyness • Void Termina|
|Enemies||Whispy Woods • Kracko • Kracko Jr. • Galacta Knight • Waddle Dee • Kabula • Lololo and Lalala • Meta-Knights • Mr. Shine and Mr. Bright • Paint Roller • Chef Kawasaki • The Squeaks • Wham Bam Jewel • Paintra • Hooplagoon • The Claykken • Francisca • Flamberge • Zan Partizanne • Morpho Knight|
|Anime-exclusive characters||Tiff • Tuff • Sir Ebrum • Lady Like • Escargoon • Mayor Blustergas • Chief Bookem • Customer Service|