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Who has awakened me?! Mortal! Dost thou need aid?
Troupple King is a character of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove who resides in the Troupple Pond. He is the leader of the Troupples and treats others as mortals and himself as a god. He appears to those who seek him and carries a Troupple Chalice.

StoryEdit

Shovel of HopeEdit

In Shovel of Hope, the Troupple King can fill Shovel Knight's chalices with one of his three Ichors. He will perform a dance the first time he fills a chalice. Additionally, he will get mad at Shovel Knight if he falls into or attempt to fish in his pond.

The Troupple King's loyal follower, the Troupple Acolyte, can be found in the tavern inside the Village and sells chalices.

Plague of ShadowsEdit

In Plague of Shadows, Plague Knight uses the Troupple King's services to enchant his cloak to bestow it new powers, similarly to the Armorer improving Shovel Knight's armor at the Armor Outpost. However, he requires gold for it, recognizing the knight's villainy.

Additionally, Plague Knight can also learn how to dance when visiting the Troupple King for the first time and witnessing his dance. By holding [Down], Plague Knight will starting waltzing by himself. This can be done at anytime, except when near Mona, where Plague Knight will instead shyly tap his fingers together.

A different Troupple Acolyte can be found in the Armor outpost. She sells the chalice required to meet the Troupple King.

Specter of TormentEdit

The Troupple King appears at the end of Specter of Torment to reform the Enchantress's servant, the Dark Acolyte, into his own follower, the male Troupple Acolyte met in the other campaigns.

King of CardsEdit

The Troupple King has a major role in King of Cards, being one of the three Joustus judges. After being defeated, he accepts defeats after a Troupple Acolyte tells him about King Knights quest for the Joustus crown. Later he can be seen in the Glidewing, selling decrees once he's unclogged. To unclog him go the room with the Ledge Farmer and fall of the edge then shoulder bash the wall, then transiting into a twirl, thus unclogging the Troupple King.

PersonalityEdit

The Troupple King is shown to be very serious and far more intolerant to disrespect than other kings, being very unforgivable and screaming at people, such as when they fish in his pond. However, he has also shown a rather silly side too, such as in his dances where he does goofy actions and faces.

FightEdit

As being one of three Joustus Judges, the Troupple King has to be fought. In this battle King Knight can bounce on his body and bash at the Troupple King to hurt him. Complicating matters is the fact that King Knight is confined to a small boat during the encounter while the Troupple King is freely able to swim in the water. The left or right side of the boat must be struck with a shoulder bash to push the boat along to avoid attacks; attempting to jump in the water will only hurt King Knight.

These are following attacks the Troupple King will use:

  • Many Troupples go around his head then fall back into the water.
  • Goes across the screen while many Troupples go up and down following him
  • Spits out magical several drops of Ichor in overhead arcs and then backs away.
  • When the Troupple King is at one end of the pond and flaps his fins while smiling with his eyes wide open, he is going to suddenly surge across the whole pond for a ramming attack. The attack sends several Troupples into the air afterward. King Knight must bash into the king's face and then spin off the Troupples or the monarch's back to avoid being crushed. He may perform this attack several times in a row.
  • He will hide in the water shaking his tail along the arena. Eventually he will pop up for a body slam. He may also repeat this move a few times.
  • When he gets to low health, many Troupples will kiss him, replenishing some of his health.

Joustus DeckEdit

Note: This is Troupple King's deck in Challenge Mode. He can't be battled in the normal campaign.

RedCardRatKing RedCardRatKing RedCardFairy RedCardFairy
Rat King Rat King Fairy Fairy
RedCardTadvolt RedCardTorpeeto RedCardWhippicles RedCardMacawbe
Tadvolt Torpeeto Whippicles Macawbe
RedCardSerprize RedCardMemmec RedCardGrapps RedCardHoppicles
Serprize Memmec Grapps Hoppicles
RedCardMoleMinion RedCardToadsdrake RedCardJumbolorb RedCardBigBohto
Mole Minion Toadsdrake Jumbolorb Big Bohto

DialogueEdit

Shovel of HopeEdit

When spoken to:

"Troupple King: Who has awakened me?! Mortal! Dost thou need aid?"

When speaking with the Troupple King but canceling any request:

"Troupple King: Thou wouldst be wise to waste not the Troupple King's time, mortal!"

When Shovel Knight has an empty Chalice:

"Troupple King: I sense a Troupple Chalice! I can fill it with magical Ichor. That's pronounced eye-core. Choose your Ichor wisely..."

When choosing to fill a Chalice but declining afterward:

"Troupple King: The Troupple King lives to serve! Beest thou not a stranger."

When filling a Chalice for the first time:

"Troupple King: Subjects! A new initiate joins us! The ceremony shall commence!"

After receiving Ichor(s).

"Troupple King: Fare thee well, shoveled knight! Return if thou hast need of my aid again!"

When visiting him again:

"Troupple King: Who has awakened me?! Mortal! Dost thou need aid?"

When asking the Troupple King to dance:

"Troupple King: Ah, the ritual dance of my people, a spectacle few mortals behold. Let us begin!"

After the Troupple King finishes his dance.

"Troupple King: Dancing is sorta my thing..."

When falling into the pond:

"Troupple King: Do not sully our waters with thy filthy body! Next time, I won't be so merciful!"

When fishing in the pond:

"Troupple King:
What do you think you're doing!?
"

Plague of ShadowsEdit

When first spoken to:

"Troupple King: Who has awakened me?! Mortal! Dost thou need... Wait a tic! Alchemist! News of thy villainy has reached the Troupple Pond. Begone from this sacred grotto!"
"Plague Knight: But, uh, my liege... Hee hee. I've actually come to learn to d-dance. See, I can only sorta twitch..."
"Troupple King: Enough! Disgraceful! Where is the
motion
? Where is the
passion
!? Thou needst a miracle! Wilt thou receive the gift of rhythm, humble alchemist?
"

When refusing or canceling any requests:

"Troupple King: Thou wouldst be wise to waste not the Troupple King's time, mortal!"

When accepting the gift of dancing:

"Troupple King: As it happens, we are miracle workers. No one is without hope... Places, everyone!"

After finishing his dance:

"Troupple King: And that's how it's done! A true dancer holds [x] to practice! I shall grant you my Ichors, but... only for noble causes!"
"Plague Knight: Oh, uh... Hahaha,
certainly!
Noble is my middle name! Hee hee hee!
"
"Troupple King: I still require a nominal repentance fee, for proper sanctification. Now.... choose your Ichor wisely!"

When visiting him again:

"Troupple King: Who has awakened me?! Mortal! Dost thou need aid?"

When asking for a new cloak:

"Troupple King: I still require a nominal repentance fee, for proper sanctification. Now.... choose your Ichor wisely!"

Whenever Plague Knight changes cloak:

"Plague Knight:
Yuck!
"
"Troupple King: Keep thy beak clean, oh plagued one! Return if thou hast further need of my blessings!"

When asking again for the dance:

"Troupple King: A refresher, eh? Thy footwork grows stale? Very wall, then - Let us
bust a move!
"

After finishing the dance:

"Troupple King: And that's how it's done!"

When bringing the Pandemonium Chalice to the Troupple King:

"Troupple King: Mortal!
A Pandemonium Chalice!?
Impossible! I thought they'd all been destroyed long ago. Allow me to gaze into its swirling vortex... and hold still for a moment as I grant you new power!
*hrp*
"

When fishing in the pond:

"Troupple King:
What do you think you're doing!?
"

When falling into the pond:

"Troupple King: Do not sully our waters with thy filthy body! Next time, I won't be so merciful!"

King of CardsEdit

Before the fight:

"King Knight: The second Joustus Judge is nowhere to be found in this reeking bog. My cape is sodden with muck!"

After bashing the boat again:

"Troupple King: My sacred apples! Soaked! My acolytes toiled long hours to gather these!
Who dareth sully my waters?
"
"King Knight: I dareth. Stand aside, foul thing! I've arrived to defeat the Troupple King, yet he cowers in hiding."
"Troupple King: Dost thou realize not
to whom
thou speaketh!? It was gravely foolish to come here unprepared, mortal!
"
"King Knight: Lecture me not, blubbermouth! Instead, lead me to the Troupple King at once!"

After the battle:

"Troupple Acolyte:
Halt! I beseech thee! Please, no more!
"
"Troupple King: Acolyte, what troubleth thee, my child?"
"Troupple Acolyte:
Have mercy!
King Knight is here with the blessings of King Pridemoor. He seeks the Joustus Crown!
"
"Troupple King: King Pridemoor...
Bah!
Have our allies all lost their wits since the Joustus Crown began?
"
"Troupple Acolyte: But... You did volunteer, my liege! And... The contest
has
brought us all together, hasn't it?
"
"Troupple King: Oh,
ho ho,
thou art wise, young acolyte. Perhaps I misjudged you, King Knight. I shall see thee off at the pond's edge, child. Go with King Knight, and accompany him in my stead.
"

When seeing him for the first time at the Glidewing:

"Troupple King:
Oh ho ho!
Surprised to see me, young man? I simply had to accompany my most trusted
*ngggchk*
acolyte! I meant to lend my aid, but alas.. Outside of the protective waters of my grotto, I am beset by allergies most foul. It's...
This is dreadful,
It's my... Blowhole. Here I hang thickly congested. How doth one unclog a waterlogged god?
"

If talked to again while still congested:

"Troupple King: I meant to lend my aid, but alas.. Outside of the protective waters of my grotto, I am beset by allergies most foul. It's...
This is dreadful,
It's my... Blowhole. Here I hang thickly congested. How doth one unclog a waterlogged god?
"

After being unclogged:

"Troupple King:
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Providence!
Graces!
My mind hath cleared, as if from a fog! Glory to thee! A thousand thanks. Now, let us attend to matters at hand. A judicious king issueth forth decrees! May my wisdom thee in by decrees. Wouldst thou wish to write one?
"

If talked to again after that:

"Troupple King: My graces are thine, child. Shall we examine thy kingly decrees?"

"No"

"Troupple King: I advise issuing forth decrees, mortal, lest you become as exposed as my fins!"

TriviaEdit

  • Troupple King has two different dances, one for Shovel Knight and the other for Plague Knight. Both can be replayed with the music sheet found in the pond.
  • A cheat code will let Troupple King perform the first dance with a different music, however this music is not available as a music sheet or on Sound Test Mode.
  • The dance unlocked by the Troupple King for Plague Knight is similar in concept to Shovel Knight's Toad Gear's cool pose and Specter Knight's Cold Shoulder.
  • The developers designed a Body Swap version for the Troupple King, although only the main cast of Shovel of Hope had one added to the campaign.
  • In Shovel Knight's guest appearance in Blade Strangers, the Troupple King makes a cameo appearance in one of Shovel Knight's Ultra Skills, where he rides on a wave of water to damage the opponent.

GalleryEdit

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
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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