Meta Knight (also referred to as Meta-Knight) is a recurring character in the Kirby series, who first appeared in Kirby's Adventure. He is a mysterious figure and his backstory is not known. The installments he appears in usually feature him as a boss, though there are instances where he and Kirby team up. Though most of his schemes originate from arguably good intentions, the way he tries to accomplish his goals are often very extreme. Meta Knight is also the leader of a band of warriors, known as the Meta Knights, and his base of operations appears to be a giant warship called Halberd.
In Dreamland, Kirby and Meta-Knight are heading to investigate the Portal that just appeared there. King Dedede is in his castle, sleeping, for now. When they get there, Shalos appear. Kirby and Meta-Knight fight them off, but the Shalos realize that they are no match, and unite to form Shalo-Kirby. The Shalo-Kirby grabs Kirby to absorb him, to make himself stronger, but Meta-Knight slashes his arm off. They keep battling, and in the end, Kirby inhales and spits it back to the Portal. They both get sucked in by the Portal.