Reize Seatlan
Theme Fighting With All of Our Might
Second Theme Embraced by Darkness (Dark Reize)

Know Thy True Self (Nightmare Reize)

Weapon Crystal Boomerangs
Knight's Code, first vow: Always help a person in need!

Reize Seatlan is one of the wandering travelers encountered throughout Shovel Knight. Reize was designed by Danny D. Henderson, aka Seizui, as a Director for a Day.[1]

Official BioEdit

A group of evil knights is terrorizing the countryside? Reize Seatlan is on the scene! This plucky young adventurer travels the land, helping people in need and following his own invented Knight’s Vows. But which of these knights are good, and which ones are bad? Reize is a bit naive but always well-intentioned. How will his twin crystal boomerangs fare against a Shovel Blade?


Shovel of HopeEdit

Reize appears an optional encounter in which he mistakes Shovel Knight for an enemy and fights him. When defeated he refuses to give in to fear and demands Shovel Knight strike him down. When Shovel Knight explains he is not a villainous knight, Reize is somewhat embarrassed and leaves Shovel Knight with some gold and a music sheet.

In the Xbox One and PC versions he can be found in the Mysterious Area in which he expresses an admiration of Baz and asks to be his student.

During the credits, Reize is seen working together with the other Wandering Travelers to fight some Liquid Samurais.

Plague of ShadowsEdit

In the expansion, Plague Knight can encounter Reize as an optional Boss, much like with Shovel Knight. Reize will then ask Plague Knight to help him with his Alchemy in order to make his crush fall in love with him via a love potion.

Specter of TormentEdit

Spoiler warning!
This article contains plot details about an event that occurs later in the game.

In the expansion, Specter Knight will encounter Reize after recruiting three knights into The Order of No Quarter. Reize will invade the Tower of Fate when the players go to the Magic Mirror room. The Enchantress appears and then shoots magic at him, putting Reize under her control, and forcing him to fight Specter Knight to test him. After the fight, Reize becomes the guard of the Magic Mirror.

After recruiting all of the knights and fighting Black Knight once again, Specter Knight fights The Enchantress. After defeating her, The Enchantress summons Reize, transforming him into his "true form" as the final boss of the campaign. Specter Knight fights and manages to defeat him, but when The Enchantress attempts to take control of Reize once more in order to have him be the final member of The Order of No Quarter, Specter Knight prevents her from doing so, using his Keepsake Locket to turn Reize back to normal but relinquishing his own freedom in the process. He then carries Reize to safety to the house of Hedge Farmer and Hedge Pupil in the Village. In the final flashback, it is revealed that Reize is the son of Specter Knight's former partner Luan.


Shovel of HopeEdit

Before his fight:

"Reize: North from Pridemoor, west at the fork... Oh bother, I must have passed it already..."
"Shovel Knight: Well met, traveler!"
"Reize: OOOI! Maybe YOU can help me! I think I got lost, I was trying to-- Waaaaait a second! You're the knight with a shovel!"
"Shovel Knight: Indeed, I am th--"
"Reize: The knight with a shovel who has been... MENACING THE VILLAGE!"
"Shovel Knight: I... I assure you, I have done no such--"
"Reize: You gonna use that shovel to BURY INNOCENT PEOPLE? Your reign of terror ends here!"

After the fight:

"Reize: Do your worst, villain, strike me down!"
"Shovel Knight: I'm no villain! We're fighting a common enemy!"
"Reize: We... we are? Wh-why didn't you say so? Wow, I feel like a fool now."
"Shovel Knight: Think nothing of it, friend. Knights are strongest when they work together!"
"Reize: Yeah! Knight's Code, first vow: Always help a person in need! Knock 'em down, Shovel Knight!"

At the Mysterious Area:

"Reize: I already think you're the greatest, Baz! Will you be my teacher?"

Plague of ShadowsEdit

Before his fight:

"Plague Knight: ..."
"Reize: *GASP* I thought I heard someone. Hey, you! With the bird mask! I know ALLLLL about you... You're a legendary alchemist! I'm a hero too, I'll have you know. A hero in training, of course!"
"Plague Knight: ..."
"Reize: You look like someone I can trust, so I'll let you in on a huge secret: I have a crush on a girl!"
"Plague Knight: ..."
"Reize: You know how to brew love potions, right? How about this! If I can beat you in a friendly sparring match...."
"Plague Knight: I don't have time to play around with you, kid!"
"Reize: Oh come on, ya BIG STICK IN A MUD! If you win, I'll... tell you my funniest joke!"

After the fight:

"Reize: Well, you beat me fair and square! Guess I'm gonna have to woo my beloved the OLD-FASHIONED way! Ah, win some, lose some. Well, whatever... it's TELLIN' A JOKE TIME! How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh? ... Ten tickles! GAHAHAHAHA! Tee-hee!"
"Plague Knight: Ten... ten tickles...... TEN TICKLES! AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, how devious! Hee hee!"
"Reize: Yeah!!!!! It's a Reize original. Just remember - knight's code, fifty-fifth vow: mirth makes worth!"

Specter of TormentEdit

After completing four stages:

"Reize: Stop right there! Reize is here to save the day!"
"Specter Knight: ........ Reize?"
"Reize: The one and only! Uncle said there's evil stuff going on in here. And when evil's afoot, Reize is on the rise!"
"Specter Knight: Childish...You don't belong in this place... Run along, before you get hurt!"
"The Enchantress: Who dares to intrude on my tower?"
"Reize: Hey lady! My name's Reize. Are you up here to help me beat these guys up?"
"The Enchantress: Oh.. HO HO HO HO. Looking for an apprentice of your own, Specter Knight?"
"Specter Knight: He's nobody! Just a naive kid. Let him be... I'll escort him out myself."
"The Enchantress: A NOBODY, you say? Well that just won't do. Let's make something of him, shall we?"
"Reize: What? What are you doing to me?! The darkness... IT HURTS!! Stop! ARRRGHHHHH!"
"Reize: So.. potent... Ha ha ha!! Now this is the kind of feeling I could get used to! Put 'em up, skinny. Why don't we take my new powers for a spin?"

After the fight:

"The Enchantress: Oh, how delightful! I am impressed, Reize. Perhaps I can find a use for you around here! Let's see..."
"Specter Knight: ..."
"The Enchantress: Let's see... That nervous acolyte is certainly unfit to guard this mirror. Take his place, if you would!"
"Reize: Of course, my master. Can I destroy him?"
"The Enchantress: Not too hasty, my child. He can ponder his fate in the dungeon. And you.. Stop wasting time! Return to the task at hand, and do not fail me again!"

After completing seven stages:

"Baz: YEAAHHH!!! Am I late? Is this the knight meeting? Do we get to pick our awesome powers? I want... LIGHTNING!"
"Specter Knight: ..."
"Reize: ..."
"Baz: OH, COME ONE!!! Wait! Did you see my righteous whip? Can I have a helmet? I'm a size... Ha ha... LAAAARGE!"
"Reize: ..."
"Specter Knight: ... Out. Now!"
"Baz: But..."
"Reize: Yeah, GET LOST!"
"Baz: But... But... BUT... I HAD MY ENTRANCE MOVES PLANNED, AND EVERYTHING. IT WAS SO COOOL! ...Ya' know, for an order of evil knights, you guys are REALLY MEAN! I just wanted to be THE MAIN EVENT! You haven't seen the last of THE BAZ!!"
"Specter Knight: We should really get some bars for the windows."

When falling off the tower:

"Reize: Yeah, nice try, but you're not getting out of here that easy! Get back to work!"

When asking to use the mirror:

"Reize: Well then, puppet, out with it! Where shall I send you next?"

About the Lich Yard:

"Reize: See, Phantom Striker, now that's a guy who knows how to rule a graveyard. You? You rule nothing!"

About the Clockwork Tower:

"Reize: Maybe you can ask Tinker Knight to build you a catapult, so I'm not burdened with sending you everywhere."

About Pridemoor Keep:

"Reize: A dirty corpse recruiting a phony king... You both deserve a good trashing."

About the Stranded Ship:

"Reize: Polar Knight respects power.. but I guess you'll have to convince him some other way. Heh."

About the Plains:

"Reize: I guess you wanna waste everyone's time, and keep begging Black Knight for help. Psh.. Let me know how that goes."

About the Explodatorium:

"Reize: Plague Knight is a lunatic, so I'm sure you'll hit it off just fine. Good luck getting him to focus on anything!"

About the Lost City:

"Reize: Mole Knight is a master digger. Maybe if I'm lucky, you'll finally get buried."

About the Iron Whale:

"Reize: Well, at least you can't drown. Probably. We need a financier, so make sure to grovel extra hard."

About the Flying Machine:

"Reize: Aren't you a ghost? Can't you just fly up there yourself? Maybe Propeller Knight could teach you some manners."

When selecting a destination:

"Reize: You sure you want to go to [x], underling?"


  • He is created by a person that goes by the username Seizui in DeviantArt and Youtube, his date of creation is 2001.
  • He first appeared in another indie title called Valdis Story.
  • Reize Seatlan has also appeared in as a cameo in the comic Hero Party.
  • Reize is one of two characters in the game that has a last name, the other being his father, Luan Seatlan.
  • Reize seemingly has poor judgement or bad luck with information; he mistakes Shovel Knight for a villain (most likely Black Knight) and Plague Knight for a hero. This causes him some trouble in Specter of Torment, when he breaks into the Tower of Fate and mistakes the Enchantress for an ally when she appears, getting corrupted against his will as a result.
  • His father, Luan, is Specter Knight's former partner, as shown in Specter of Torment.
  • Reize has an altered portrait for the Japanese version of the game.
  • The developers designed a Body Swap version for Reize, although only the main cast of Shovel of Hope had one added to the campaign.



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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 Travelers: Reize SeatlanBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadame Meeber
Village: BardGoaticianGastronomerMagicistJuice MaidDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled Seer
Armor Outpost: WallaceFishermanToaderMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship Enthusiast????
Hall of Champions: TicketerCultured FellowPatron
Other Characters: Troupple KingTroupple
Plague of Shadows Characters
Main Characters: Plague KnightMonaBlack KnightShovel KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travelers: Shovel KnightReize SeatlanBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: Madame Meeber
Potionarium: MagicistHedge PupilMail MinionPercyOolong
Armor Outpost: ChesterTroupple AcolyteLeoPeacock GentDollyAirship Enthusiast
Hall of Champions: Head GuardCultured FellowPatron
Other Characters: Troupple KingTroupplePlague of ShadowsCorrupted Essence
Specter of Torment Characters
Main Characters: Specter KnightShield KnightLuanReize SeatlanThe Enchantress
Order Recruits: Black KnightKing KnightPhantom StrikerPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
Guest Characters: Madame Meeber
Tower of Fate: RedMannyMissyDark AcolyteCreechLegionScrying GlassEdge FarmerHoraceScarletDancerGall
Other Characters: Baz