This was Meta Knight first appearance in Nintendo history
He’s the nicest boss ever. As he leaves a sword for Kirby to pick up before the boss battle begins.
It’s a somewhat challenging boss fight. Mainly because Meta Knight is the same size as Kirby, so he’s a little hard to hit.
After he’s defeated, we see him unmasked. He looks just like Kirby. Which has spawned a fan theory that Meta Knight might be Kirby’s father.