What's a Shovel Knight?

—Guy on 2ch

Shovel Knight
Species Unknown, presumably human
Homeworld The Place From the Game
Series Shovel Knight
Affiliation Shield Knight
Shovel Justice
Gender Male


Shovel Knight is a gallant knight that deals justice in spades, and a highly requested newcomer for Super Smash Bros 4.

Profile Edit

Shovel Knight is a knight. And he has a shovel. And he once dealt justice in spades across the land alongside his pal Shield Knight, but one day, Shovel Knight and Shield Knight were exploring a mysterious tower, when Shield Knight disappeared, and the tower with her. Shovel Knight went into a life of grievance after this, until the tower came back, and with it, an evil enchantress and her Order of No Quarter. So Shovel Knight had to defeat the Order of No Quarter, and find out what happened to Shield Knight.

In Smash Edit

When the Smash Fighter Ballot came out, Shovel Knight had received a lot of votes from le epic reddit armie ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) . It is unknown if this could lead to his inclusion in Smash. I mean, the game isn't even out yet in Japan. But who knows?

And finally, in Ultimate... Edit

Assist Trophy. Making friends with Waluigi, Ashley, Zero and Bomberman. Sorry guys.

But the fact that an indie character managed to make it this far in the game says a lot about him.

At least he's going to be playable in Rivals of Aether.

Supporters Edit

Sign here if you dig Shovel Knight's inclusion for Super Smash Bros 4.

Non-Supporters Edit

Sign here if you despise Shovel Knight's inclusion for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS.


  • He's currently in first place on the Smash Boards DLC poll, beating out the likes of King K. Rool, Snake, Isaac, and Wolf. Not so much on the continuation, however.
  • Discounting the third party characters in the Smash lineup, Shovel Knight is the first third party character to get his own amiibo figure and will be handled by Yacht Club Games instead of Nintendo.
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