The Defender is a music from the Shovel Knight soundtrack. This is the battle theme of Black Knight when fought during a encounter in the third quadrant of the Valley and at the Tower of Fate: Entrance, and a reprise of The Rival with a more dramatic tone. It is Music Sheet #22 in Shovel of Hope. It can also be listened to in Sound Test after completing any campaign once.
Music Sheet #22 and can be found in the Tower of Fate: Ascent, at the end of the room with the Rainbow Bridges. The Music Sheet is hidden behind a breakable wall above the exit and can only be reached by using a Rainbow Bridge.
"It's shovel versus shovel! Can your old rival be reasoned with?"
- "Bard: Let's see here... Oh, you found "The Defender"! I like to keep my songs simple and less intense, so that I can really highlight the dramatic moments... ...HAHAHAHAHA! I slay myself."