|Theme||Fighting With All of Our Might|
|Weapon||Cane and Sword|
|“||Ahhh, hats, my greatest passion. Nothing I enjoy more than the crisp snap of a well-tailored brim.||”|
Mr. Hat is obsessed with hats, but for good reason! For although he wears a helmet, each hat that he places atop his head gives him the powers of that hat’s owner! Mr. Hat can switch from a charismatic foppish dandy to military genius in a moment, and he takes great pride in his varied fighting styles. Lately, though, there have been rumblings of an even greater warrior who wields a Shovel Blade; one with a wonderfully blue, horned helmet.
As Shovel Knight:
- "Mr. Hat: Ahhh, hats, my greatest passion. Nothing I enjoy more than the crisp snap of a well-tailored brim."
- "Mr. Hat: Heh heh, running out of customers, one by one. The hats are going. How shall I restock?"
- "Mr. Hat: J-Just one more customer. Then there's no more hats. No more hats. M-Must get more. More hats."
- "Mr. Hat: Argh! My precious hats! That's a lovely helmet, so lovely. So lovely!"
- "Shovel Knight: I must inquire, sir, about your curious collection."
- "Mr. Hat: Travel the land far and wide, I do -- searching, learning, teaching, collecting! All shapes! All sizes! Hats! Each one I wear grants me a new power. And your hat looks powerful indeed!"
- "Shovel Knight: Intriguing, but... I am rather attached to my helmet."
- "Mr. Hat: Yes, yes... about that... heh heh heh!"
- "Mr. Hat: Enough! I know not what came over me! My hunger for hats took control! Your.. beautiful hat.."
- "Shovel Knight: It's a helmet."
- "Mr. Hat: Right-o! I knew that! Wear it in good health! For now!"
- "Shovel Knight: ....."
- "Mr. Hat: ..... Right, well, off I go then!"
- "Mr. Hat: Oh bother...You found me. I'm so embarrassed! I promise I'll pester you no longer! Here's some gold for all the trouble."
- "Mr. Hat: YOU?! You can't be serious! How did you find me again? You're following me everywhere! OK, OK! I won't come back. Just take some more of my gold and leave me to my hats!"
- "Mr. Hat: IMPOSSIBLE! Do you think your aggression is teaching me a lesson about my fancy hat obsession? I suppose I'm about to leave an impression! You'll never see me again... or will you?! MWAHAHA!"
As Plague Knight:
- "Mr. Hat: Ah! So you're the one who's scaring off all my customers! It's enough to make a haberdasher flip his lid!"
- "Plague Knight: Hee hee, do you do hoods? I could use a blast-proof lining on mine!"
- "Mr. Hat: !!! You miscreant! Hoods! That's not even a proper hat! No structure, no support! No... flair!"
- "Plague Knight: Hats are a waste of felt, old man! They fall off in the wind! Hoods are objectively more utilitarian!"
- "Mr. Hat: How... how dare you, sirrah! I demand satisfaction! Have at you!"
- "Plague Knight: Hee, wow, for a geezer, you sure put up a fight! How'd you get all those moves?"
- "Mr. Hat: Ah, well, my hats aren't just fashion accessories. Each one bestows great powers upon me!"
- "Plague Knight: ... whoa, power? I'll take ten of your finest hats, then!"
- "Mr. Hat: Sadly, the powers are unique to yours truly. They'd only make you look powerful... and classy!"
- "Plague Knight: Oh, blast! Well, hee hee, uh, see you later, then!"
- "Mr. Hat: ... indeed!"
- Mr. Hat is the only member of the wandering travelers not fought as an encounter on the map.
- Mr. Hat, Phantom Striker and Propeller Knight are the only main characters in Shovel Knight to use a sword as a weapon.
- Immediately after defeating Mr. Hat he can be chased around the Armor Outpost giving 1000 gold each time he is spoken to. First he appears on top of the sign to his shop, then he appears in the airship. If the second wave of the Order of No Quarter has already been defeated he can be found a third time by the catapult.
- His conversation after being defeated by Plague Knight hints that he might be older than he looks.
- In the Plague Knight playthrough, one of the minions in the armor outpost will mention something about removing the blast-proof lining on their hood, while Plague Knight asks Mr. Hat about adding one.
|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|