|“||Now behold my greatest treasure... DANCE!!||”|
The Dancer is a character in Shovel Knight. She can be found in the tavern under the Village. After beating Specter Knight, she will reward the player with her greatest treasure: DANCE!!! She then proceeds to dance around the tavern (including on the bar) while Grandma Swamp, the Juice Maid, and the Deposed King cheer her on. At the end of her dance, she reveals the Music Sheet for her song, Watch Me Dance!
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This article contains plot details about an event that occurs later in the game.
In Specter of Torment, it is revealed that she learned to dance in order to impress Specter Knight, as well as hinting that she had fallen in love with him. However, he blows her off, and she runs off with a broken heart, swearing revenge. After that, Specter Knight unlocks the Cold Shoulder command.
- "Dancer: OOOH!!! That Specter Knight! If someone could defeat him, I would bestow upon them my greatest treasure."
- "Dancer: You defeated Specter Knight! Now behold my greatest treasure... DANCE!!"
As Specter Knight:
- "Dancer: Hello! I saw you dashing through The Lich Yard. You must be Specter Knight! I'm so happy to finally meetcha!"
- "Dancer: Keeping morale high around here is important, so to welcome you, let me share my greatest treasure! Dance!!!"
- "Dancer: *Huff* Well? *Huff* gets your blood pumping, huh?"
- "Specter Knight: It makes me ill! This is no place for your foolish mirth! Begone!"
- "Dancer: But.. But... W-What the... I just wanted to.. to..."
- "Specter Knight: Must you be escorted?"
- "Dancer: How could you... You know, I studied that dance just for you! You... monster! I'll have my revenge!"
|Shovel of Hope Characters|
|Main Characters:||Shovel Knight • Shield Knight • Black Knight • The Enchantress|
|The Order of No Quarter:||King Knight • Specter Knight • Plague Knight • Treasure Knight • Mole Knight • Tinker Knight • Polar Knight • Propeller Knight|
|The Wandering Travelers:||Reize Seatlan • Baz • Mr. Hat • Phantom Striker|
|Guest Characters:||Kratos • Battletoads • Madame Meeber|
|Village:||Bard • Goatician • Gastronomer • Magicist • Dancer • Deposed King • Grandma Swamp • Mona • Croaker • Chester • Troupple Acolyte • Hoop Kid • Hedge Farmer • Water Carrier • Grizzled Seer|
|Armor Outpost:||Wallace • Fisherman • Toader • Mary Sweets • Leo • Peacock Gent • Dolly • Armorer • Shovel Smith • Yoppler • Airship Enthusiast|
|Other Characters:||Troupple King|
|Specter of Torment Characters|
|Main Characters:||Specter Knight • Shield Knight • Luan • Reize Seatlan • The Enchantress|
|Order Recruits:||Black Knight • King Knight • Phantom Striker • Plague Knight • Treasure Knight • Mole Knight • Tinker Knight • Polar Knight • Propeller Knight|
|Guest Characters:||Madame Meeber|
|Tower of Fate:||Red • Manny • Missy • Dark Acolyte • Creech • Legion • Edge Farmer • Horace • Scarlet • Dancer • Gall|