When the Glidewing creaks, I'm the gal with the grease
Hengineer is a supporting character in Shovel Knight: King of Cards. She is the engineer of the Glidewing, an airship commandeered by Cooper, who performs repairs and oversees ship maintenance. She is also a freelance inventor whom King Knight can buy permanent abilities from.



Hengineer is a bipedal anthropomorphic female chicken, otherwise known as a hen. She wears a blue outfit covered by an orange apron, along with a blue bandana she wears on her head.


King of CardsEdit

When King Knight first attempts to use the Rat Rope outside of the House of Joustus, Cooper and the Bard approach him offering him a partnership to claim the Joustus crown. King Knight accepts, and the three use the rat rope that leads them aboard the Glidewing, Cooper's airship. After Cooper welcomes King Knight, he can walk to the engine room on the left side of the Glidewing, where he'll find Hengineer. When King Knight approaches her, she introduces herself and offers King Knight to browse her freelance inventions, which he can purchase.

She cheers for King Knight along with the rest of his allies when they assemble at several points during the game.

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Depending on how many followers were recruited, Hengineer may or may not be present to support him when he battles the Enchantress, and consequently may be among those knocked off the Tower of Fate when he chooses to join the Order of No Quarter. If she isn't, she's in her usual spot on the Glidewing, panicking at the ship being overrun by the Enchantress and Propeller Knight's forces.

She's then seen during the ending in King Knight's former room in the Homestead, repairing TMK-500 whether or not it was recruited. She's successful in doing so, to the applause of Doe and any other former members of King Knight's retinue from his adventure.


Hengineer is a merchant who sells permanent abilities to King Knight. At first, only Healing Tears and Wealth Whirl are available. After King Pridemoor joins King Knight on the Glidewing, she adds Impact Sparks and Blast Roll to her inventory.

Image Item Description Cost
Healingtears Healing Tears Hold [x] to cry your heart out and restore heath! Treasures icon 4500
Wealthwhirl Wealth Whirl Spin to absorb nearby gold! Treasures icon 6000
Impactsparks Impact Sparks When your health is full, land while spinning to unleash impact sparks! Treasures icon 5000
Blastroll Blast Roll Press [x] near the end of a bash to perform a more powerful roll! Treasures icon 5500


When King Knight first speaks to her aboard the Glidewing:

"Hengineer: S'prised to see ya here in the back, fancy pants. When the Glidewing creaks, I'm the gal with the grease. I do a little freelance inventin', too. Wanna see?"

If King Knight denies her request:

"Hengineer: Maybe later then. Oh, and quit bashin' into the bulkheads, 'less you're plannin' to fix the dents,

When King Knight first speaks to her after King Pridemoor joins the Glidewing's crew:

"Hengineer: Did you know King Pridemoor was trained in blacksmithin'? I sure didn't! Well, I won't be outdone! I've stepped up my craft, too! I've been incubatin' a clutch of high-end upgrades! Got some quality kit. Wanna take a gander?"

When King Knight speaks to her for the second or more time after King Pridemoor joins the Glidewing's crew:

"Hengineer: I've been incubatin' a clutch of high-end upgrades! Got some quality kit. Wanna take a gander?"

When Propeller Knight attacks the Glidewing:

We're losing altitude!!
Seein' hull breaches! Enemy readings on approach! This one looks bad!
Hold together!

Whenever King Knight speaks to her after all four of her upgrades have been bought:

"Hengineer: All done! You're upgraded,
Now get out there and keep your bolts tight and your molts light!

Gallery Edit

King of Cards Characters
Main Characters: King KnightMomKing PridemoorTroupple KingKing BirderSpecter KnightThe Enchantress
Glidewing: DoeCooperBardCardiaGouacheHengineerLedge FarmerVicar of VigorGrandma Swamp
Glidewing Recruits: Hedge PupilDuelist DiTraitorusSkipBartonTroupple AcolytesTMK-500Mr. Hat
The Wandering Travellers: Phantom StrikerBazPlague Knight (Percy) • Treasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
House of Joustus: RookieHoop KidPlaying KidGoaticianJuice MaidCroakerRuffianBlack KnightKnightsGathererGrizzled Seers
Cavern of Joustus: VisitorArmorerShovel SmithMole MinionBlorb/BlazorbToaderMona
Crag of Joustus: Old LadyLeoCogslotterHover MeanieCroakerToaderSpinwulvesYopplerOolongPlague Minion
Tower of Joustus: MissyLiquid SamuraiWizzemRedHorace
Joustus houses/Glidewing: Chester
Wandering NPCs: Old LadiesCard PlayersBag FellowsVisitorsRookiesAdventurersGamblersLady KnightsPlague MinionsLunksWizzemsHoppiclesesCogslottersHover MeaniesTundreadsHoverhaftsRail RidersGhostsGoldarmorsGulper MagesBoneclangsLiquid Samurais
Chest Stage NPCs: Hedge FarmerFarrelsGrizzled SeerGastronomerSnow MaidenBag Fellow
Eerie Manor: The Big Creep
Void Crater: DollyHorzio
Fairy Glade: Madam Meeber
Mini-Bosses: Mole MinionTeethalon
Final Boss: The Grand Triumvirate
Background/Ending Only NPCs: The AlchemeistersWhippiclesesPeacock GentTicketerCultured FellowsPatronsMagicistShovel Knight
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