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Shovel Knight
I will NEVER give up on you. I will follow you to the end of the world.
~ Shovel Knight to Shield Knight

Shovel Knight is the main protagonist of the video game of the same name. He previously fought Scrooge McDuck in the 73rd episode of Death Battle, went up against Meta Knight in an episode of One Minute Melee, and fought Shantae in the 75th episode of DBX

Fanon Wiki Ideas So Far[]

Battles Royale[]

Battle Record[]

WARNING: The following tab will reveal the numbers of wins and losses for the following character. Read at your own risk.

Battle Record

  • Wins: 11
  • Losses: 10
  • Draws: 0

Possible Opponents[]


Long before Treasure Trove, Shovel Knight trained in the ways of Shovelry along with his comrades in arms and rivals Black Knight and Polar Knight. He eventually went on his own adventures with his close partner Shield Knight, finding treasures and fighting evil where can be. The pair soon became the most accomplished adventurers in the Valley.

One such adventure led the two knights to the mysterious Tower of Fate in the far ends of the Valley where they sought to destroy a dangerous and evil amulet. Unfortunately, he lagged behind her and once he caught up to her, witnessed her falling down a platform. The catching up Shovel Knight was then caught up in a terrible magic, passed out and, while unconscious, was somehow expelled from the Tower. Awakening, he found the structure sealed and impenetrable, and Shield Knight nowhere to be seen.

Assuming the worst, the grieving Shovel Knight retired to a solitary farming life beyond the Valley's Plains, exacerbating his rivalry with Black Knight, who came to see him as a coward who was unable to protect their common friend Shield Knight. Eventually, as the rise of the Enchantress and her villainous Order of No Quarter was in full swing, the Blue Borrower heard rumors of the Tower unsealing itself. After an epiphany (revealed in Showdown), Shovel Knight decided to journey back to the Tower of Fate, to discover what really happened to his partner.

Death Battle Info (Official)[]


  • Height: Approx. 4'6" | 137.16 cm
  • Weight: Approx. 100 lbs | 45 kg
  • Age: N/A
  • Travels via catapult
  • Once fought a man whose power comes from hats

Arsenal & Skills[]

  • Shovel Blade
    • Shovel Drop
    • Charge Gandle
    • Drop Spark
  • Armors
    • Stalwart Plate
    • Dynamo Mail
    • Final Guard
    • Conjurer's Coat
    • Mail of Momentum
    • Ornate Armor
    • Armor of Chaos
    • Toad Gear


  • Flare Wand
  • Dust Knuckles
  • Throwing Anchor
  • Propeller Dagger
  • Chaos Sphere
  • Mobile Gear
  • Alchemy Coin
  • War Horn


  • Beat the Order of No Quarter... twice
  • Fought the Battletoads & Kratos
  • Dodged cannonballs
  • Killed a gryphon & a dragon
  • Dodged magical fireballs
  • Can hold his breath indefinitely

Death Battle Info (Fanon)[]


  • Name: Shovel Knight
  • Alias: N/A
  • Age: Likely late 20's
  • Height: 4'6"
  • Weight: 100 lbs
  • Occupation: Knight, Adventurer, Treasure Hunter


  • Superhuman Strength
    • Can break through big blocks of ground with his shovel
    • Battles much larger foes while wearing a full suit of armor and carrying tons of items
    • Obliterated house-sized sections of earth by hitting specific fracture points
    • Pulled up all eight members of The Order of No Quarter from a ledge in rapid succession
  • Superhuman Stamina & Durability
    • Never tires during his adventures
    • Runs at full sprint throughout a level and still fights at full strength
    • Taken blows from all sorts of attacks and lived.
    • Tanked hits from the Enchantress
    • Survived being flung town to town via catapult
    • Tanked large mounds of stones being flung at him
    • Survived a bomb the size of his head blowing up in his face without a scratch
  • Superhuman Intelligence
    • Can adapt to attack patterns from enemies
    • Solved many challenging puzzles
  • Superhuman Speed and Reflexes
    • Reacted to and dodged Baz's lightning
    • Outran a kid who claimed to be faster than anyone
    • Can keep up with Black Knight
    • Can perform stylin' flips while wearing the Ornate Plate armor
    • Dodged meteors while fighting Black Knight
  • Master Warrior
  • Master Adventurer
  • Master Treasure Hunter


  • Shovel Blade
    • Likely Damascus Steel; the strongest metal of his universe.
    • Likely bladed.
    • Reflects magical projectiles.
    • Charge Handle allows for a double-damage attack at the cost of half speed while charging.
    • Trench Blade allows for immediate dig-up of any mound of dirt.
    • Drop Spark allows for a projectile attack at full health.
    • Shovel Drop allows for a falling downward stab while in the air.
    • Favored weapon

Relics & Items[]

  • Draw on Magicka
  • Chaos Sphere
    • Does repeated damage.
    • Bounces
  • Troupple Chalice #1
    • Filled with Ichor of Renewal.
    • Fully heals and fully restores Mana
    • Uses no magicka.
  • Troupple Chalice #2
    • Filled with Ichor of Boldness.
    • Invincibility for 10 seconds.
    • Can still fight.
    • Uses no magicka.
  • Fishing Rod
  • Alchemy Coin
    • Killed enemies drop more money
  • Phase Locket
    • Invincibility for 2 or 3 seconds
  • Throwing Anchor
    • Flies in an arc.
  • Dust Knuckles
    • Hitting an object causes forward movement.
  • War Horn
    • Causes great damage over a wide area.
    • Ignores defenses and armor
  • Propeller Dagger
    • Use causes forward movement
    • Use in air causes slight loss of altitude with each use.
  • Mobile Gear
    • Allows faster forward movement.
  • Flare Wand
    • Fires magical flaming projectiles
    • Able to fire three at once


  • Was a great champion along with his partner Shield Knight.
  • Defeated the Order of No Quarter.
    • Would proceed to beat all of them again in the Tower of Fate
  • Defeated Black Knight three times.
  • Solved many challenging puzzles during his adventures.
  • Along with Shield Knight, destroyed the Enchantress
  • Defeated other wandering travelers he came across his journey
  • Defeated the Big Cheep in the Hall of Champions with the assistant of the Light Orbs.
  • Has managed to defeat the Battletoads as well as the God of War Kratos (The Battletoads are questionable if it's canon) (However, Kratos is confirmed to have been beaten by Shovel Knight after GoW by the directors of GoW PS4)


  • Mobile Gear has no defenses
  • Finite, non-replenishable pool of Magicka
  • Chalices have only one use
  • Fishing Rod is nearly useless in combat
  • No way to naturally regenerate Health or Magicka without Ichor of Renewal
  • Any damage taken nullifies the Drop Spark.
  • Not exactly the most intelligent person in the world
    • His retirement is a result of his assumption that Shield Knight was dead