The pretender must be dethroned, even if it's unfashionable.
- "Bard: Let's see here... Oh, you found "The Decadent Dandy"! You wouldn't believe how many revisions King Knight demanded. He's what we call... A "Knight-mare Client"!"
- In the main story, Shovel Knight calls King Knight a "decedent dandy", possibly as a reference to his boss theme (or vice versa, this song possibly being derived from that insult).