|“||My dear, perish the thought. My nobility can be a curse; while I'm a king, I desire most... to be a man.||”|
King Pridemoor (commonly referred to as simply Pridemoor), known as Deposed King in Shovel Of Hope, is a recurring character in Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. He is the rightful ruler of Pridemoor Keep, but was deposed by King Knight.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
In his normal appearance, the Deposed King has a Tudor-era beard and hairstyle. He wears gold colored clothes and a red and white monarch cape. He looks pitiful without his throne but joyful once regained. He also wears a large golden mechanical suit when battling in King of Cards.
Personality[edit | edit source]
As the first Joustus Judge, King Pridemoor is a shining example of Kingliness. A disciplined leader, strategist, and combatant, he’s also a formidable blacksmith. He is also both an undefeated Joustus player and an expert in single combat. Yet, the king lost all composure after his defeat at the hands of King Knight.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
|“||King Knight sits on Pridemoor's throne? That
glided goon, he'll get his soon!
When King Pridemoor first reached King Knight, he was very welcoming and nice to him. When King Knight discovered his mother was in love with him, his attitude towards Pridemoor quickly changed to hate. After King Knight's betrayal at the end of the King of Cards campaign, Pridemoor now exhibits hate towards him.
Mom[edit | edit source]
|“||What a splendid day! Fresh air, pleasant company... and passing time with my lovely friend.||”|
Before King Knight even started his quest to become King of Cards, his mother was already an avid fan of King Pridemoor. After entering the Glidewing, they both quickly developed a love interest for each other and constantly exchanged flirting, what disgusted King Knight.
Story[edit | edit source]
In Shovel of Hope, the Deposed King can be found at the Juice Bar in the Village without his crown, crying over the loss of his kingdom to King Knight. When King Knight is defeated, he rejoices and is impatient to reunite with his two Griffoths. He is also quite amused by the Mobile Gear if Shovel Knight uses it in front of him. At the conclusion of the story, the Deposed King is back on the throne of Pridemoor Keep, wearing a crown and forcing King Knight to clean the throne room as punishment.
In Plague of Shadows, the Deposed King only appears at the end of the story, back on his throne with King Knight cleaning the floor. In this story however, the Deposed King jumps down his throne and honors Plague Knight for the defeat of the Enchantress, with Mona observing the ceremony. Plague Knight knocks over his crown by jumping up and down, but the king doesn't mind and keep on applauding him.
In the ending of Specter of Torment, King Knight is still sitting on the throne of Pridemoor while gold Wizzem turn the castle's walls into gold. The Deposed King is scrubbing the floors of the throne room with a broom, similar to the punishment he will inflict upon King Knight after the defeat of the Enchantress.
In King of Cards, King Pridemoor rules over Pridemoor Keep and presides over the Joustus tournament taking place all over the Valley. When King Knight barges into his throne room with the intent of physically beating rather than playing cards, King Pridemoor gladly approves. He then dons a large mechanical suit for the fight. After his defeat, King Pridemoor joins the Glidewing for the rest of King Knight's quest in winning the Joustus Crown.
Joustus Deck[edit | edit source]
Note: This is King Pridemoor's deck from Challenge Mode. He can't be challenged in the normal campaign.
|Propeller Rat||Propeller Rat||Blitzsteed||Blitzsteed|
Dialogue[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- While his original sprite model is simply named "King", his single color palette is titled "King Pridemoor".
- His dialogue with King Knight in the first demo of King of Cards was changed. The previous version was:
- "King Pridemoor: Oh, I wasn't expecting a visitor! Welcome... to Pridemoor Keep! What brings you here?"
- "King Knight: I wish to rule a castle as grand as this one someday... Well, actually much grander than this!"
- "King Pridemoor: You have much to learn before you can become a king! Let's test your tactics!"