Vessels in Hollow Knight

Vessels are beings of the “Void” who were created by the Pale King as a means of stopping the Infection in Hollow Knight. They have been confirmed by the developers to be genderless in a Reddit AMA thread as well as in developer notes, as listed on the Hollow Knight fandom wiki. This means that they are Agender. Vessels in the game are as follows:

  • The Knight
  • The Hollow Knight
  • Broken Vessel

LGBTQ References in this game:


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