By - pIatinum_lemon
he's in the big terrarium in the sky
He has a line where he says entering Hallownest without a nail is like committing suicide... and he left his nail...
I believe the asset is also called "quirrel death nail", but technically his fate is unknown.
Noo, he just name the nail "death nail" like some edgy teenager. Like zote "life ender"
Knowing Quirrel way of being, I don't think he would ever remotely call his nail like that.
That specific nail stuck into the ground is called the quirrel_death_nail in the game files, implying his fate….
he save warped away
no because he would have just went to the City of Tears bc he sat on the bench in the city of tears
Technically he entered Hallownest with a nail, so unless he left and reentered he’s probably fine
# *Uncomfortable silence*
This postreaction in a nutshell
I’m afraid, he is gone for good
Off to a better place.
I fucking hope at this point I've accepted his death but seeing him again would be awesome
Isn't Hornet in Pharloom *before* she comes back to Hallownest in Hollow Knight? I'm pretty sure Silksong is a prequel, but I could be wrong.
If you look at the first announcement trailer the description says it’s a sequel
Pretty sure that's sequel as in like the next game in the hollow knight franchise not confirming if it's before or after hk
if it’s a prequel then why doesn’t she have/use all the weapons she gets throughout farloom? imo it’s a sequel unless there is other evidence to prove otherwise
It'd be hard to do the whole "there's no true ending" thing when one of the endings has Hornet permanently sealed into the Black Egg. Also Hornet was testing Ghost in both of her fights, and has shown the ability to use at least one of her tools from Pharloom in the spike balls, so it's reasonable to assume she just didn't think it would be necessary to spend valuable resources to attack them
Yes, but you're forgetting the part where it is confirmed in the game that Hornet is the daughter of the Pale King and Herrah the beast. Why would she EVER go to Pharloom?
Edit: it is possible the weavers came from Pharloom, but that doesn't mean Hornet did.
what happened with thk
we are not sure
He went to Disney land !?
After completing his mission with monomon he left to go find somewhere new away from hollow nest, somewhere safe where he can enjoy the rest of his life... That's what I like to believe at least
I prefer to believe this too. Quirrel clung to his weapon because it protected him and fighting made him feel like he had a purpose while he suffered from amnesia.
He probably passed away not long after, but I’d like to believe it happened peacefully in a beautiful, historic location.
Don’t worry, this is what I choose to believe, too
I prefer to believe that I'm going to meet Quirrel in silksong.
He’s dead lol
Way to break it to someone
This is so fucking funny dude
The man tried to ease it in and then you just dropped the “He’s dead” bomb
"To persevere in this ruin, that old nail alone just won't be enough. Though that's no problem! One only has to look around.
Plenty have come before us and most have met their grisly end, many more equipped than you and I.
I'm sure they wouldn't mind were a fellow explorer to relieve them of their tools. It's a kindness really. The dead shouldn't be burdened with such things."
"Before I leave this Kingdom, I'd like to see where all that water comes from. What a sight it must be!"
Imagine if u could take his nail
That'd be cool
That is some MGRR shit right there
Once you find him in city of tears he says that he wants to see where the water is coming from and so he saw it
Everybody wants to die in a beautiful place
Damn dude. That’s some reaaaal stuff right there
Thank you for this, I never realized that Blue Lake was almost directly above the City of Tears. Wonderful!
its also true that the rain didnt always exist and the lake only started leaking down since the infection, which tells us that unless the original inhabitants were super edgy or fortune tellers, the original name of the city isnt city of tears.
I like the idea I've seen floating around that the location names are what the Knight/Little Ghost comes up with as it finds them. So none of them are the original names, but it's natural for LG to come up with names like City of Tears or Greenpath, based on what it sees with its own eyes (or based on the lore it learns, for locations like Queen's/King's Station)
well depending on how you want to interpret the easy black egg ending, the knight may have no reason to associate names with locations, making location names just descriptions of the location purely for player experience.
Up to interpretation. Most likely he drowned in the lake, but he could have just left his nail behind and moved on.
He said himself that wandering in Hallownest without a weapon is suicide
Wandering. But traveling with purpose and knowing where you're going, at least roughly, is not wandering.
I'd like to think that that's the case
We all do…
Honestly I just interpreted it as him peacefully passing on with his purpose in life fulfilled, then his body became one with the earth or something idk
Easilly the only correct answer is the second one.
NO EVERYONE ELSE IS WRONG QUIRREL IS JUST SWIMMING RIGHT NOW AND EVERYTIME HE COMES UP FOR AIR WE JUST BARELY MISS HIM SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP
He’s gone for a nice swim :D
He just went to show you how long he can hold his breath :)
He's really good at it he's been there for 8 hours
He can hold air for hours so he is pranking us
well, the file of the nail is called something like quirrel\_death\_nail
He had no further reason to live and he was old?
The difference between Nailsmith and Quirrel is, Quirrel lived life twice. He has seen everything. And he had to realise that his home is ruined and destroyed, everyone he loved and known had died most likely painfully, in the instant he took off the mask, and now he has to dwell dead earth as the only alive fossil in it with no more oppurtunities to experience new things until his body finally rots away as the aging speeds up due to his protection wearing off.
It would be bizzare for him to be not suicidal when you actually look deeper into him.
EDIT: Added more stuff.
Yeah people don't just "become suicidal" because they're in a bad situation; any suicidal thoughts are abnormal and a bad thing
As for the lore I like to think his time had come and he just died... why do we assume he committed suicide? He talked about getting old a lot
Wish i hadn't attacked then, the game really made me feel without choice
Pretty sure he says traveling in hallonest without a nail is suicide so he’s dead
His nail is called something like Quirrel\_Death\_Nail in the files, implying he comitted suicide
noo it's just a sick name he gave to his nail 😢😢😢😢
How the fuck does that imply he committed suicide? His life was fading after taking off the mask/seal for Monomon.
He literally just died next to the lake and fell in. I hate the stupid narrative that he drowned. He was already on his last leg after the Uumuu fight. I choose to believe that he just died next to the lake and fell in.
Quirrel says him self that wandering hallownest without a nail is suicide so the nail being there heavily implies that
Bullshit. Sitting next to a lake was “wandering?” Y’all have some stupid head-canons.
He may also have just walked into the lake because his mission was over, and he was close to death.
Was he though? At no point does he get hit in the Uumuu fights, and there's no indication that he took any hits except for the emotional hit of murdering his master, teacher, and friend and then being burdened simultaneously with the recollection of his past and having destroyed any possibility of regaining that past, all for a goal he doesn't fully understand.
remember, quirrel was alive during Hallownest’s prime, meaning he’s very, very old. monomon’s mask was the only thing keeping him alive, which is why after you kill monomon, his dialogue is “I begin to feel my age”. it’s very likely he was weakened to near death from rapid ageing. he said that the dead shouldn’t be burdened with weapons, and that wandering hallownest without a weapon would essentially be suicide. the likely verdict is that he left his nail in a beautiful place, and went off to let himself be killed by the husks.
It’s okay, I miss him too
“Here at last, I feel at peace.”
goin for a lil swim
This title is the saddest thing on this subreddit.
Don't worry, pal. He's somewhere where infection can't reach him.
He is off to another adventure…what adventure your asking? We may never know expect team cherry
He went to be in the movie "GORBIUS 2" coming in a few years.
I'm sorry little one...
Where is this?
Oh, at what point?
After you get rid of Monomon.
After you absorb monomon I think, I'm not too sure
UuwuU and Monomommy
We all miss him
Chill bro he just took a deep dive. Oh well... hey its raining outside!
*who's gonna tell them*
I have a theory when he found the lake he still wasn't satisfied just knowing the water was coming from Blue Lake, leaving his heavy nail behind dove in deep to find the cracks where the water is leaking, never making it back to the surface, it was his one last great mystery.
He’s just having a swim.
alright, who's gonna tell them?
To Silksong kingdom
No one knows. But I do not believe he killed himself. People in this thread like to project their dark feelings, but there is no proof of him killing himself neither is there proof of him wanting to off himself. It just is not his character.
IMO he realized the fight is done and decided to enjoy his life in solitude.
How do we tell him
At the bottom of the lake :(
Just so you know, that's his famous nail named quirrel\_death\_nail.png
please mark as spoiler
Floating in the one and only Blue Lake!
hey im not supposed to tell you this but try looking up "stag beetles and broken legs" and youll find the answer
Im calling it that he’s going to be in Silksong
Reduced to Atoms.
I miss him too.
He went to retire with the nailsmith and Sheo but he got lost on the way
He's where he wants to be. :)
We all do
There are a lot of similarities to Dark Souls, but the one that I've come to feel the most is that almost every side character you grow to like ends up dying.
Wdym lol, most survive in hollow knight? Or is my memory horrible
He just moved over to silksong to prepare for the new game
Swimming. It’d be pretty hard to swim with a nail in hand right? So yeah, he’s just swimming
We all do..
He's hiding in the blue
Safe between the clouds
me too 😢
I ate him
Me too 😭
He went for a swim
...Me too, kid. Me too...
*i will remember yooooouuuu*
"I miss [character]" is a solid 60% of the hollow knight experience
Gone to a better place
He left you a gift, to aid you in your travels, because he is done with his.
i hope that he will return when we need him most, turned stronger from surviving without a nail.
Buddy jumped into the lake but couldn't swim. :(
Oh you sweet summer child
He be swimmin.
He went to the farm
How do we tell them?
He’s in a good place now
He got tired of waiting for Silksong.
The community will say Quirrel is resting on the bottom of the lake.
Since this is the only element we have of him, he could have just retired.
Hopefully Silksong will elaborate about this
hoq do we tell him?
He took a bath :)
he's just takin a little swim..
so who’s gonna tell them
Not me…I don’t have a strength to do it
see, what had happened was—
I’m gonna tell him..
On a better place sweethart.
He's in a better place now bud
Gone but not forgotten.
He went tactical fishing.
a farm upstate, buddy
Dead as dead can be..
he’s just chillin. my canon now. read a really good fic tho abt him specifically not dying at blue lake so
Oh no. ...
in a butterfly farm
HIM ARE DIE
He's off recording the hollow knight movie. Hollow Knight: The Zote Boat. with his best friend Zote, the boat, Zoteling.
Now is not the time to talk about Quirrel.
He's uh... taking a swim I'm pretty certain, he'll be back soon don't worry! Now go kill God and don't worry about it
I miss him too..
You killed him. **YOU DID THIS TO HIM**
Should we tell him/her?
Oh boy sit
It's a long story
\* trying to change the topic \*
HEY your geo count looks good
He's just fucken dead
Hush, hush little one. We don't talk about such things.
SURELY Quirrel didn't drown himself in the lake and leave his treasured nail behind.
Why don't you go to bed, little one?
swimming until silksong
He's in a better place.
Create an entirely new save to just not do monomon so there's a world where quirrel lives
Probably dead :(
He’s just going for a swim. Hell back back soon
The monomon mask prevents him from aging (monomon knew he would have to live for a while to break the seals) but after he sacrificed it, he faced the consequences of his years, so now, he is hiding in the blue.
He went to The Netherlands and lived a peaceful life in The Netherlands.
With the fishies
He's dead in my game. Fell in battle in the coliseum.
we don’t know either
Swam to Pharloom
He's fucking dead.
I'm sorry little one
We all do 😔
He lives in a pineapple under the sea
In silksong COPIUM
I’m willing to wait 5 years for a Quirrel prequel game based on the comic. Where’s that kickstarter page? Even better, a prequel that then blends into the original game where you get to also experience what he was doing in Hollownest during HollowKnight.
So starting with him leaving the nest and then ending with him coming back, seeing what he did whilst you were running around including the same interactions with the little guy. Then ending at the lake and seeing his fate.
Get your box of tissues out. That would be a real Pixar style ‘No YOU’RE CRYING’ kinda adventure.
Gone, reduced to atoms.