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Bring a Meal Ticket, I'll whip up a feast!
The Gastronomer is a minor character in Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove who resides in the Village. He is a chef who can cook meals to improves Health Capacity.

AppearanceEdit

The Gastronomer wears a red and yellow tunic with brown trousers and a red hairband around his forehead. He has a heart tattoo on his right arm. He is cheerful and worries when people turn off a meal. He also speaks in rhymes when he is not disappointed.

StoryEdit

Shovel of HopeEdit

In Shovel of Hope, the Gastronomer tends to his kitchen in the Village. He cooks Shovel Knight a meal that increases his maximum health by one for in exchange of Meal Tickets. If multiple tickets are delivered to him at once, he will throw out an equivalent amount of Golden Trays, one at a time.

In the ending, he is joined by the rest of the Village when the Tower of Fate falls and celebrates with them the defeat of the Enchantress.

Plague of ShadowsEdit

The Gastronomer appears in the ending of Plague of Shadows with the rest of the Village to rejoice at the destruction of the Tower of Fate.

King of CardsEdit

In King of Cards, the Gastronomer can be found foraging apples at the Gatherer's Grove. He warns King Knight of the Troupple King, then gives him a Troupple King Joustus card.

DialogueEdit

Shovel of HopeEdit

When talked to without a ticket:

"Gastronomer: Pottage and poultry, mutton and meat! Your maximum health will increase if you eat! Bring a Meal Ticket, I'll whip up a feast! Goatician might have some, now where's that sly beast?"

When talked to with a ticket:

"Gastronomer: A Meal Ticket! Hand it to me! I'll get to work on my best recipe!"

When giving him a ticket:

"Gastronomer: I'll dazzle your palate in no time or less! So bon appetit, and pardon the mess!"

When refusing to give him a ticket or talking to him with a meal served:

"Gastronomer: No appetite? You can't fight on an empty stomach, you know!"

After using up all Meal Tickets:

"Gastronomer: Your max health is full and your hunger is sated! Just look at the strapping strong knight I've created!"

King of CardsEdit

When talked to:

"Gastronomer: Hello, gold one, how are you? Are you here foraging apples too? If so, beware the giant fish! We pilfer them against his wish!"
"King Knight: Oh, we're rhyming now, are we?
...Ahem...
I'm neither here to snack nor snatch; I dare to say he's met a match. No fish or fruit shall stem my tide, for
I
am King Knight!
Step aside!
"
"Gastronomer: Trust me pal, you don't want to anger an immortal ancient like the Troupple King! He looks like this."

When talked to again:

"Gastronomer:
Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full
of rye! Birder eggs and Troupples, bak
ed in
a pie!
"

TriviaEdit

  • The Gastronomer's sprite model is soberly named "Health Guy". His original concept art simply names him as "Restaurant owner".[1]
  • The developers designed a Body Swap version for the Gastronomer, although only the main cast of Shovel of Hope had one added to the campaign.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, p.57
Shovel of Hope Characters
Main Characters: Shovel KnightShield KnightBlack KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travellers: ReizeBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadam MeeberPassmaster
Village: FarrelsBardMollyGoaticianGoatarmorerGastronomerMagicistJuice MaidDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidPlaying KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled Seer
Armor Outpost: WallaceToaderFishermanMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship EnthusiastScholarFish Head
Wandering NPCs: KnightsLady KnightsAdventurersFishermenBag FellowsMaidensDeer LadiesGatherersVillagers
Relic Stages NPCs: VillagerAdventurerGrizzled Seer
Hall of Champions: TicketerCultured FellowPatronThe Big Creep
Troupple Pond and sparkling pits: Troupple KingTroupples
Mini-Bosses: TeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe Alchemeister
Final Boss: Remnant of Fate
Plague of Shadows Characters
Main Characters: Plague KnightMonaPercyBlack KnightShovel KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travellers: ReizeBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: Madam Meeber
Village: Farrels
Team Plague: MagicistHedge PupilMail MinionOolongPlague Minions
Armor Outpost: ChesterTroupple AcolyteAirship Enthusiast
Hall of Champions: Head GuardCultured FellowPatron
Troupple Pond: Troupple KingTroupples
Mini-Bosses: TeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe Alchemeister
Final Bosses: Plague of ShadowsCorrupted Essence
Cameo/Ending Only NPCs: BardMollyDollyLeoPeacock GentMary SweetsToaderFishermanWallaceYopplerGrizzled SeerWater CarrierHedge FarmerGastronomerCroakerDeposed KingTroupple AcolyteDeer LadiesLady KnightsBag FellowsFishermenGatherersVillagersKnightsMaidensAdventurers
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