Shovel Knight (universe)
The Shovel Knight universe (ショべルナイト, Shovel Knight) refers to the Super Smash Bros. series' collection of characters, stages, and properties that hail from the franchise spawned by the indie game created by Yacht Club Games. Serving as an homage to classic NES platformers, the original game, retroactively dubbed Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope, stars the titular Shovel Knight in his adventures to the Tower of Fate to save Shield Knight from a cursed amulet, and defeat the Order of No Quarter in the process. The game was expanded to include other playable characters and even has its own amiibo collection of the four different playable characters. A wide variety of crossover appearances and two spinoffs in collaboration with other developers, Shovel Knight Dig and Shovel Knight Pocket Dunegon, have since followed in the original game's success.
The Shovel Knight universe made its debut in Ultimate, being represented by an Assist Trophy and some spirits.
The following characters from the series are spirits.