Death Battle Combatant
The Shining Example of the Code of Shovelry
Shovel Knight
Origin Shovel Knight
Company Yacht Club Games
Appearance(s) Scrooge McDuck VS Shovel Knight
I will NEVER give up on you. I will follow you to the end of the world.
~ Shovel Knight to Shield Knight

Shovel Knight is the main protagonist of the game of the same name made by Yacht Club Games. He appeared in the 73rd episode of DEATH BATTLE, Scrooge McDuck VS Shovel Knight, where he fought against Disney's Scrooge McDuck.


Little is known about Shovel Knight except that he and his partner Shield Knight traveled across the world together collecting treasure. Then, during an expedition in the Tower of Fate, a cursed amulet took control of Shield Knight and disappeared with her.

Despondent over his partners disappearance, Shovel Knight gave up adventuring, until he heard of the Enchantress and her "Order of No Quarter". Knowing that she unsealed the Tower of Fate, Shovel Knight took it to himself to go to the tower, and find his partner.

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One Minute Melee

Shovel Knight appears as a combatant in Season 5 of One Minute Melee and fights Meta Knight of the Kirby franchise. He loses the fight, only to be rescued by the real Meta Knight, as it turns out he was fighting Dark Meta Knight the whole time.



  • Shovel Knight is the first combatant that is from an indie video game. In addition, Shovel Knight is the first character from a video game funded by Kickstarter.
  • Shovel Knight was killed for similar reasons to Knuckles. Both of them attempted to steal from someone and were killed by them for their thievery.
  • Shovel Knight is the first combatant to carry a shovel into battle, with the next one being Smokey Bear.
  • Shovel Knight is the 4th combatant to lose with his head cut off (the first 3 were Michelangelo, Deathstroke, and Wolverine)(followed by Silver Samurai as the 5th).