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"We are the RUINED KNIGHTS"

― Ruined Knights

The Ruined Knights are the first miniboss of TS!Underswap. They are a trio of bug-like monsters who hunt down fallen humans to protect monsterkind.

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Appearance

The Ruined Knights are a trio of Whimsun-esque monsters. Their armor consists of helmets with unique symbols, chest plates with different parts of the Delta Rune, and red capes.

Personality

Karapaes (left) is a narcissistic monster who adores praise. His speaking quirk involves saying "Aha~!" at the start of every sentence.

Scutler (middle) is a monster focused on his role as a defender of justice. He seems to take his job very seriously, even feeling like his teammates betrayed him when spared by Chara. Despite this, Scutler cares a lot about his comrades.

Ballard (right) is a brooding and secretive monster who forces himself to be someone else as to not disappoint his teammates. However, when sparing him, Chara helps him realize his friends will accept him for who he really is.

Main Story

The Ruined Knights are first encountered at the Puzzle Gauntlet's midpoint in Ruined Home, where they've set up a "human capture bridge." Upon stepping onto this bridge, retracted spikes on both sides will suddenly trap the player, and the Ruined Knights will introduce themselves to Chara. Their dialogue changes based on whether or not Chara has killed any monsters--pacifism will result in them lamenting on their situation trapped underground, while violence will result in them being furious at Chara for killing monsters. Either way, they will promptly initiate a battle. Upon sparing them, they will thank Chara for helping them realize things about themselves, and leave to spend time with one another.

If spared, they can later be found in the last section of The City of Old, having a picnic together. They thank Chara once more, and comment on their relationship with one another.

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Trivia

  • If you spare any of the Knights but kill another, those that were spared will resume the battle. Swearing vengeance upon you for their fallen teammate, they cannot be spared and must be killed.
  • Their design is inspired by Shovel Knight and Hollow Knight.
  • The sandwiches found prior to their battle (at the picnic basket) belong to them. They confirm this if you eat one during their battle, with a unique response for every Knight.
  • Karapaes's laugh is sampled from James (from the Pokémon franchise.)
  • Ballard's death sound is sampled from Solid Snake's death sound from Metal Gear Solid 1 for the Playstation.
  • Scutler's hit sound is sampled from the famous "You Are Already Dead (Omae Wa Mou Shindeiru)" scene from the anime Fist of the North Star.

References

  1. Karapaes's laugh source
  2. Ballard's death sound source
  3. Scutler's hit sound source
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