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Beelzebub1331

he's in the big terrarium in the sky


Tet0144

He has a line where he says entering Hallownest without a nail is like committing suicide... and he left his nail...


Inky-Little-BB

NOOO


N00N3AT011

I believe the asset is also called "quirrel death nail", but technically his fate is unknown.


sabyte

Noo, he just name the nail "death nail" like some edgy teenager. Like zote "life ender"


Addarahel

Knowing Quirrel way of being, I don't think he would ever remotely call his nail like that.


Anil8ter

That specific nail stuck into the ground is called the quirrel_death_nail in the game files, implying his fate….


PM_ME_UR_NODEJS

he save warped away


Just-a-random-dood

no because he would have just went to the City of Tears bc he sat on the bench in the city of tears


lucariouwu68

Technically he entered Hallownest with a nail, so unless he left and reentered he’s probably fine


ReadyPlayer12345

# *Uncomfortable silence*


SehbaanAbbasi

This postreaction in a nutshell


HyrulesFinalHope

I’m afraid, he is gone for good


Dreamfire183

Off to a better place.


Critical_Bee9791

Pharloom?


PlagueDoctor18

I fucking hope at this point I've accepted his death but seeing him again would be awesome


Th3Element05

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.


TheGuy4075

If you look at the first announcement trailer the description says it’s a sequel


WatBurnt

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


Wzolnxfire

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


PulimV

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


cleb255

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.


SnooPeripherals8804

what happened with thk


SnooPeripherals8804

we are not sure


Dreamfire183

\_(°×°)_/


Visual-Routine-809

The Netherlands


SehbaanAbbasi

He went to Disney land !?


Endmaster69

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


PixelPlanets608

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.


AtheDoesStuff

Don’t worry, this is what I choose to believe, too


Visual-Routine-809

The Netherlands


ToddynhodeNescau

I prefer to believe that I'm going to meet Quirrel in silksong.


dwhum

He’s dead lol


redditnostalgia

Way to break it to someone


Cubie1Conglomerate

This is so fucking funny dude The man tried to ease it in and then you just dropped the “He’s dead” bomb


tovlasek

"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!"


Edu_Gamer2003

Imagine if u could take his nail That'd be cool


Canakman

That is some MGRR shit right there


Brave_Owl8167

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


SurlySaltySailor

Damn dude. That’s some reaaaal stuff right there


Th3Element05

Thank you for this, I never realized that Blue Lake was almost directly above the City of Tears. Wonderful!


the-mr-man

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.


planetaryvagabonds

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)


the-mr-man

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.


MakksTheViking

Up to interpretation. Most likely he drowned in the lake, but he could have just left his nail behind and moved on.


Dragon_Flaming

He said himself that wandering in Hallownest without a weapon is suicide


SleekVulpe

Wandering. But traveling with purpose and knowing where you're going, at least roughly, is not wandering.


the-mr-man

pfff. no.


Cheap3X

I'd like to think that that's the case


bob_the_builder86

We all do…


KOFdude

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


The1_Unkn0wn

Easilly the only correct answer is the second one.


pivot_ob

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


THECyberStriker

He’s gone for a nice swim :D


AXyL0n0s

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


theres_no_username

He can hold air for hours so he is pranking us


patmax17

He's snorkeling


BAakhir

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Noo_Fone_Hu_Dis

well, the file of the nail is called something like quirrel\_death\_nail


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tsihcosaMeht

He had no further reason to live and he was old?


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Emir_Taha

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.


ReadyPlayer12345

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


Edkhs

Wish i hadn't attacked then, the game really made me feel without choice


fabwizard3

Pretty sure he says traveling in hallonest without a nail is suicide so he’s dead


Eclipse_Demon

His nail is called something like Quirrel\_Death\_Nail in the files, implying he comitted suicide


trans-wooper-lover

noo it's just a sick name he gave to his nail 😢😢😢😢


NickrasBickras

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.


-xXDominusXx-

Quirrel says him self that wandering hallownest without a nail is suicide so the nail being there heavily implies that


NickrasBickras

Bullshit. Sitting next to a lake was “wandering?” Y’all have some stupid head-canons.


Hevens-assassin

He may also have just walked into the lake because his mission was over, and he was close to death.


Justmeagaindownhere

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.


CubeyMagic

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.


PhD_Egg

It’s okay, I miss him too


BoundlessDropout3

“Here at last, I feel at peace.”


MediumSatisfaction1

goin for a lil swim


Dempot_Arts

This title is the saddest thing on this subreddit. Don't worry, pal. He's somewhere where infection can't reach him.


Gamer-Ninja07

He is off to another adventure…what adventure your asking? We may never know expect team cherry


FlyinSilver

Oh no..


Hamster_Eater87

He went to be in the movie "GORBIUS 2" coming in a few years.


Ok_Dingo_5651

I'm sorry little one...


JitteryBendal

Where is this?


Toomcuhsalt

Blue Lake


JitteryBendal

Oh, at what point?


LoopyBlue1706

After you get rid of Monomon.


Toomcuhsalt

After you absorb monomon I think, I'm not too sure


SomeRandomSkitarii

Monomon


Toomcuhsalt

Right yeah


Xxjuancena80xX

Monomommy


Captainsnake04

UuwuU and Monomommy


zuno-Z

We all miss him


linhusp3

Chill bro he just took a deep dive. Oh well... hey its raining outside!


Spektyr27

*who's gonna tell them*


LynxBartle

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.


Artem_Dushlevue

He die


Gamesperger

He’s just having a swim.


Myolya

alright, who's gonna tell them?


Elijah_Hex

To Silksong kingdom


Ethereal-Throne

#####😔


IFC_Kdizzle

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.


FIREBALL_Z42

How do we tell him


LBS_Gaming

At the bottom of the lake :(


EchoPrince

Just so you know, that's his famous nail named quirrel\_death\_nail.png


PersonThatNeedsHelp3

please mark as spoiler


ghostfelI

Floating in the one and only Blue Lake!


Finna_woken

hey im not supposed to tell you this but try looking up "stag beetles and broken legs" and youll find the answer


TheCornCrusader

Im calling it that he’s going to be in Silksong


DaviSenseii

Gone. Reduced to Atoms.


XhackerGamer

good question


Holywarrior71

I miss him too.


chronos8808

He went to retire with the nailsmith and Sheo but he got lost on the way


UwU-Nyanpai

He's where he wants to be. :)


Tble_sp00n

We all do


Dogs4Idealism

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.


malt2726

Wdym lol, most survive in hollow knight? Or is my memory horrible


bennybigbas

He just moved over to silksong to prepare for the new game


ibegyounottoask

Swimming. It’d be pretty hard to swim with a nail in hand right? So yeah, he’s just swimming


Resarox_

We all do..


Harmonic_Gear

swimming


theScrypticOne

He's hiding in the blue


1cheesy1

Safe between the clouds


fatbatuman

me too 😢


Individual_Edge3654

I ate him


GolemPlz

Me too 😭


Flyingfish222

He went for a swim


Ya_Boi_Skinny_Cox

...Me too, kid. Me too...


SuperNinjaPlayzGamez

*i will remember yooooouuuu*


The-Phantom-Bellhop

"I miss [character]" is a solid 60% of the hollow knight experience


GEN_SkeleSkin

Gone to a better place


Ozi_Samurai

He left you a gift, to aid you in your travels, because he is done with his.


Spinorex2009

He’s dead


Plague_King_

i hope that he will return when we need him most, turned stronger from surviving without a nail.


Vslasher78

Buddy jumped into the lake but couldn't swim. :(


Bulbasaurbo1

Oh you sweet summer child


pepeguiseppe

He be swimmin. Enjoying retirement


Chi1no

He went to the farm


RnKn0wn

How do we tell them?


Delete_me_irl

We all miss him


LavaLoFishyHead

He’s in a good place now


PsychoticRuler13

He got tired of waiting for Silksong.


IFC_Kdizzle

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.


aHollowFromLondor

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


amiano711u

hoq do we tell him?


Absolute_bimbo

He took a bath :)


Aggressive_Weakness4

he's just takin a little swim..


Awesomeness077

o7


anti-peta-man

Gone


RoyalYogurt373

so who’s gonna tell them


Gamer-Ninja07

Not me…I don’t have a strength to do it


Silviecat44

>!quirrel_death_nail!<


Just-a-random-dood

see, what had happened was—


PhatChungus

I’m gonna tell him..


SnooDonuts7053

On a better place sweethart.


Shaybrajr2

He's in a better place now bud


Tokalifyro

Gone but not forgotten.


unrenewable_resource

He went tactical fishing.


Chaotic_Cool

a farm upstate, buddy


garbage22784

Dead as dead can be..


Painted_Dux

he’s just chillin. my canon now. read a really good fic tho abt him specifically not dying at blue lake so


XanderFenikkusu

Oh no. ...


dicksackjacker420

in a butterfly farm


FurryZurry

HIM ARE DIE


Reallythatwastaken

He's off recording the hollow knight movie. Hollow Knight: The Zote Boat. with his best friend Zote, the boat, Zoteling.


Le_epicguy

Now is not the time to talk about Quirrel.


Darkon226

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


AlibekGameDev

I miss him too..


AliWaz77

You killed him. **YOU DID THIS TO HIM**


rjoseba

Should we tell him/her?


LimeSenior_alt_alt

Ded.


SehbaanAbbasi

Oh boy sit It's a long story


SehbaanAbbasi

\* trying to change the topic \* HEY your geo count looks good \*tears\*


PokemonBoi397

He's just fucken dead


GrandFleshMelder

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?


Swipamous

swimming until silksong


MegaLCRO

He's in a better place.


madcaker

Create an entirely new save to just not do monomon so there's a world where quirrel lives


YellowAxolotl_7783

Probably dead :(


HolySiHt-Bees-AAA

He’s just going for a swim. Hell back back soon


Neither_Nectarine_96

We all do


WhiteMadness42

Ooocean man


Procellae

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.


Idiot69421

In hell


Visual-Routine-809

He went to The Netherlands and lived a peaceful life in The Netherlands.


poopwhooper

With the fishies


ethan_iron

He's dead in my game. Fell in battle in the coliseum.


WhySoCynicalTho

we don’t know either


MagosArloB

Swam to Pharloom


feetblisters

He's fucking dead.


CHARAFANDER

I'm sorry little one


krimy225

We all do 😔


__Burner_-_Account__

He lives in a pineapple under the sea


Nome_de_utilizador

In silksong COPIUM


doublequote

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.


TheAlienMan33

Gone, reduced to atoms.