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Well... you can't rule on an empty stomach. Please, my valiant knight, eat!
Mom is a supporting character in Shovel Knight: King of Cards. She is the mother of King Knight who cooks up power-enhancing meals for him.[1]

OverviewEdit

AppearanceEdit

King Knight's Mom wears an elegant orange and yellow dress accompanied by white fur and long orange gloves. She has brown skin and white hair tied up into a bun.

PersonalityEdit

King Knight’s doting mother cooks up power-enhancing meals to raise your maximum health or vigor. An avid reader of King’s Weekly, she’s positive and encouraging towards the monarchical goals of her shining son.[2] She is constantly giving King Knight compliments and calling him names like "her prince" and "pumpkin-pauldron prince", and supportive of his devotion to become a king. She also enjoys cooking home-cooked meals for King Knight.

RelationshipsEdit

King KnightEdit

Oh, my little
pumpkin-pauldroprince!
You look so handsome! You'll make a wise and noble king!
King Knight's mom is very caring and spoiling to King Knight. She constantly treats her son like a child, calling him her "pumpkin-pauldron prince" and so on. Although he acts like he dislikes the attention, deep down he seeks her approval, which he lost at the end of King of Cards in exchange of the Pridemoor Keep's throne.

King PridemoorEdit

I never dreamed that the royal King Pridemoor might count me as a friend... or as anything!
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.

StoryEdit

King of CardsEdit

Mom first appears when King Knight arrives at The Homestead after completing the Plains: Mossy Mountain stage. She welcomes him and asks if he had retrieved the cooking ingredients she had requested him to get. He responds claiming that he is a king and only kings have "subjects" who run errands for him. Mom diligently accepts and offers him a home-cooked meal. Her meals consist of Hearty Meat Pies, which permanently increases King Knight's health points by one heart.

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This article contains plot details about an event that occurs later in the game.

When King Knight boards the Glidewing after revisiting the Homestead, Mom will board the ship. With a galley on-board, she continues to cook meals for her son.

After recruiting King Pridemoor to the Glidewing's crew, Mom seems to take a liking to him, talking to him about her son and discussing her affection toward him.

At the end of the game, Mom disapproves of King Knight's decision to side with the Enchantress, and take Pridemoor Keep as his own, walking out with King Pridemoor, much to King Knight's dismay.

ShopEdit

Mom is a merchant who sells health upgrades to King Knight. She sells Hearty Meat Pies, which permanently increases King Knight's health points by one heart, with a max of 10.

When she boards the Glidewing, she compliments the ships galley and offers the ability to make Vigor Cream Pies, which permanently increase King Knight's max vigor by 10, with a max of 100.

Image Item Description Cost
N/A Hearty Meat Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 1 health heart. Treasures icon 1000
N/A Hearty Meat Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 1 health heart. Treasures icon 3000
N/A Hearty Meat Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 1 health heart. Treasures icon 4000
N/A Hearty Meat Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 1 health heart. Treasures icon 5000
N/A Hearty Meat Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 1 health heart. Treasures icon 6500
N/A Hearty Meat Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 1 health heart. Treasures icon 8000
N/A Vigor Cream Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 10 vigor. 4 Merit Medals
N/A Vigor Cream Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 10 vigor. 5 Merit Medals
N/A Vigor Cream Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 10 vigor. 6 Merit Medals
N/A Vigor Cream Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 10 vigor. 7 Merit Medals
N/A Vigor Cream Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 10 vigor. 8 Merit Medals
N/A Vigor Cream Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 10 vigor. 9 Merit Medals
N/A Vigor Cream Pie Baked with love by your mom. Permanently gain 10 vigor. 10 Merit Medals

Joustus DeckEdit

Note: This is Mom's deck from Challenge Mode, she can't be battled in the normal campaign.

RedCardKingPridemoor RedCardTrouppleKing RedCardKingBirder
King Pridemoor Troupple King King Birder

DialogueEdit

When King Knight first enters The Homestead:

"Mom:
Oh!
My little prince! Do you return to save the day with the ingredients I requested?
"
"King Knight:
Mother!
I am no prince, I am a king! And mother, kings have
subjects
who do their bidding for them!
"
"Mom: Oh, my precious love. Those are rats, not subjects..."
"King Knight: My rats are loyal to the last. They're my starter subjects! Part of my grand plan! I must acquire a Joustus deck and be declared the King of Cards!
Thiifamorimportanthaerrands.
"
"Mom: Well... you can't rule on an empty stomach. Please, my valiant knight, eat!"

When King Knight talks to her again:

"Mom: Oh, my little
pumpkin-pauldroprince!
You look so handsome! You'll make a wise and noble king! Sweetie. Have you brought some coin? I'd love to cook for you!
"

If King Knight denies her request:

"Mom: Please stay safe, my shining son!"

When King Knight leaves The Homestead after denying her request:

"Mom: Oh, and honey! Listen, you need to press [x] to talk to people. Don't be shy, but be careful with strangers!"
"King Knight: Mom,
I know!!
"

After defeating the Blubber Meanies in the Glidewing during Propeller Knight's attack:

"Mom: Oh, heavens! What a ruckus! Are we now doomed to a fiery fate?"
"King Pridemoor: Hold fast with me, milady! Perhaps Plume and Beaky will heed my call and whisk us all to safety!"

TriviaEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Twitter post by Yacht Club Games
  2. https://yachtclubgames.com/shovel-knight-king-of-cards-instruction-manual/
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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