Sheo and the Nailsmith in Hollow Knight

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Sheo and the Nailsmith are NPCs in Hollow Knight who can be brought together via their sidequests. If the Nailsmith is spared after forging the Pure Nail, he will eventually find his way to Sheo’s hut. They bond over their common love of creation and honing a skill. Getting them together gives the player a secret achievement called “Happy Couple” implying that they are in a romantic relationship. The developers have confirmed that they are explicitly queer on a Mixer stream which has sadly been deleted.

LGBTQ References in this game:


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