All business, no pleasure, such a shame.

Propeller Knight is one of eight Knights of the Order of No Quarter who serve the Enchantress. He is the captain and boss of the Flying Machine, a giant airship.

Official Bio[edit | edit source]

This aerodynamic ace commands the Enchantress' flying machine with the cocksure attitude of a sky pirate! With his Heli-Helmet, he can zoom short distances with ease. Shovel Knight encounters Propeller Knight on top of the aircraft as it zooms through the sky; earth fights against air in a true battle of elements!
  • Pros: Talented Fencer, Mechanical Heli-Helmet, Debonair!
  • Cons: Arrogance, Lightweight, Outrageous Accent!

Dig the Vote[edit | edit source]

Tone[edit | edit source]

Propeller Knight is brash, melodramatic, and arrogant. His campaign will be funnier, and focus on his devil-may-care misadventures.

Original Play Style Ideas[edit | edit source]

  • Charge Jump – Hold down the jump button to charge your jump and release it to go soaring into the air! Let loose a charging jump even after walking off a ledge.
  • Slow Fall
  • Charge Fencing – Hold down attack button to unleash different lunging attacks
  • Charge Cancel – Cancel charge attacks into a laugh taunt and store them for later.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Propeller Knight has several different attacks. He will fly across the stage, make quick lunges with his sword, use his helmet to launch you into the air (and then attempt to impale you on his rapier on the way down), or try to blow you into the holes at the edge of the stage. After lowering his health, he will call in an airship to attack you. They first launch bombs at you, which he will then try to blow at you. You can knock the bombs into Propeller Knight, doing heavy damage. Upon losing more health, Propeller Knight will command the airship to launch two large cannonballs at the stage, breaking the platform into three segments and making positioning markedly more difficult.

Joustus Deck[edit | edit source]

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Propeller Knight The Dinghy Dropper Floundair Goldome
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Planto Hover Meanie Floatsmall Hoverhaft
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Hoverhaft Hoverhaft Floatsome Blubber Meanie
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Blubber Meanie Blubber Meanie Bladescale Bladescale

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Shovel of Hope[edit | edit source]

Before his fight:

"Propeller Knight: Ahh, my petite blue friend. The sunset, she is beautiful, no?"
"Shovel Knight: Get down here and face me, you gyroscopic jester!"
"Propeller Knight: Oh! So rude! My crew, they were not hospitable? My ship, it was not magnificent?"
"Shovel Knight: I'm not here to be entertained! I must reach the Tower of Fate!"
"Propeller Knight: All business, no pleasure, such a shame. Very well, then! En garde!"

Plague of Shadows[edit | edit source]

Before his fight:

"Plague Knight: They let airheads have airships? Hee hee, ha ha ha! Come down here, I need to borrow something!"
"Propeller Knight: How pedestrian! I was expecting the grand entrance! Substance over style, always with you scientists. So, I heard the most delicious rumor - you envy my suave, daring nature, do you? Get in line!"
"Plague Knight: Haha, don't flatter yourself, flyboy! Your essence is the teensiest part of my plan!"
"Propeller Knight: My essence can't be taken from me! But if you ask nicely, I'd consider giving you flying lessons! Of course, my pernicious pupil...
I'll have to charge!

Specter of Torment[edit | edit source]

Before his fight:

"Propeller Knight: Oh hoh hoh! Such tattered robes! Are you here to join the galley crew, then?
"Specter Knight: On the contrary, you shall join us. An alliance of elite knights will surely compliment your carefree crew. As the captain of the Enchantress's flagship, the skies will belong to your rivals no more."
"Propeller Knight: Rivals? Me?!
! I'll cast you overboard! Hope that your blade is better honed than your
sense of style
En garde!

At the tower's banquet hall:

"Propeller Knight: Hoh, with the juice selection here, we'll be right at home among the commoners! How quaint! Must I send for my private reserve?"

King of Cards[edit | edit source]

Before his fight:

"Cooper: I knew it! You scoundrel! You lout! You...
The sky isn't yours to own!
"Propeller Knight:
my red-combed compatriot. How time passes. Tell me now,
did you steal my rose?
"King Knight:
"Propeller Knight: And rather than take it yourself, you sent this well-manicured goon in your place? I hate to ruin such fine foes, but I've seen enough!
En garde!

At the Glidewing

"Propeller Knight: Surprised to see me here? You should know, I'm far too charming to be kept away for too long,
ho ho!
A glass of juice, my friend! To flight! To conquest! To Joustus!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Propeller Knight, Phantom Striker, and Mr. Hat are the only main characters in Shovel Knight to use a sword as a weapon.
    • He is the only member of the Order of No Quarter who wields a sword as their weapon.
  • In the credits of Plague of Shadows, he is seen wearing a tuxedo, making him one of two characters in Shovel Knight seen wearing an entirely different outfit, the other being Specter Knight (as Donovan).
    • Interestingly, while in this outfit, his helmet lacks his signature propeller blades.
  • Propeller Knight's design, dialogue, and fighting style are reminiscent of 18th century European military uniforms. His speech patterns and accent are French.
    • Propeller Knight's weakness of "ridiculous accent" is a reference to the Frenchman in Monty Python's Holy Grail.
  • Before his boss fight in Shovel of Hope, he calls Shovel Knight "petite". Although incorrectly agreed to the feminine form, it translates to "small " in French.

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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
Specter of Torment Characters
Main Characters: Specter KnightShield KnightLuanReizeDark ReizeBlack Knight (Terrorpin) • The Enchantress
Order Recruits: King KnightPhantom StrikerPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
Guest Characters: Madam Meeber
Tower of Fate: RedMannyMissyDark AcolyteCreechLegionScrying GlassMemmecDragon Goldarmor'Edge FarmerHoraceScarletDancerGallBazBoneclangGoldarmorBirderRail RiderPlague Minion
Wandering Minions: WizzemsBoneclangsGoldarmorsLiquid SamuraisHoppiclesesPlague MinionsHover MeanieHoverhaftGhostTundreadRail RiderGulper MageCogslotter
The Lich Yard: Super Skeleton
Mini-Bosses: TeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe AlchemeisterHurlsvelgr
Final Boss: Nightmare Reize
Ending Only NPCs: Deposed KingTroupple KingVillagerGrizzled SeerPatronLady KnightAirship EnthusiastMonaMr. HatPeacock GentLeoDollyMaidenToaderFishermanKnightsFarrelsHedge FarmerHedge Pupil
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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