Hollow Knight

Character Analysis

(Avoiding Spoilers)

Grew Up… as royalty in Deepnest. Hornet is a Princess, the daughter of the Pale King and Herrah the Beast. But nothing from their kingdom exists anymore after the terrible Infection. With no one and nothing left, Hornet has moved to Hallownest, which is facing another deadly plague. Having seen her own kingdom fall, she thinks she knows how to restore Hallownest. But she knows she can’t cure it on her own—she will need the help of a few allies on her quest.

Profession… warrior. Hornet is determined to protect the ruins of Hallownest from threats both inside and out. She uses her speed and agility combined with her needle and thread to pierce bugs from a distance. Hornet’s weapons include spiked balls and bombs.

Relationship Status… single. After the kingdom fell to the infection, Hornet wandered the ruins alone and thought she was the only survivor. But she has recently met a new mysterious bug who wants to join her in battle. 

Challenge… surviving. Hallownest has only gotten more dangerous as time has passed. Hornet is determined to not only survive but also thrive. But the power to save the kingdom is proving near impossible due to the special capabilities one would need to beat back the infection. This doesn’t deter Hornet, who stands up to those who get in her way: “I know what you are. I know what you’d try to do. I can’t allow it.”

Personality… fierce, energetic, and selfless. Hornet wields her needle with a nimble prowess, staring down any foe that would challenge her or her kingdom. Hornet may be quite small, but there’s not a more powerful guardian than her.


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