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Ending 1: The Hollow Knight

Ending1

Requirements

  • Not having acquired Void Heart
  • Defeating the Hollow Knight

Upon defeat, the Hollow Knight dies and the Knight absorbs the infection into themselves. The Knight is then sealed inside the Black Egg and the game ends.

Also unlocks the Infected menu style.


Achievement

Achievement The Hollow Knight {S} The Hollow Knight
Defeat the Hollow Knight and become the Vessel

Ending 2: Sealed Siblings

Ending 2

Requirements

  • Having acquired Void Heart
  • Defeating the Hollow Knight

Near the end of the fight, Hornet will swoop in and fracture the Hollow Knight's shell with her needle before restraining them and giving The Knight an opening.

If the Knight strikes the boss enough times while they are restrained or the Knight takes too much time to use the Dream Nail on the Hollow Knight, they break free, knocking Hornet unconscious, and the fight continues. This triggers an ending where, in addition to the events of the first ending, Hornet is also sealed inside, the shape of her head appearing on the door (similar to how the Dreamers' masks appeared before).

Also unlocks the Infected menu style.


Achievement

Achievement Sealed Siblings {S} Sealed Siblings
Defeat the Hollow Knight with Hornet by your side

Ending 3: Dream No More

Ending 3

Requirements

While Hornet has the Hollow Knight pinned down, if the Awoken Dream Nail is used on them, the Knight will be transported inside the Hollow Knight's mind to challenge the Radiance. At the end of this fight, the Hollow Knight returns as a Shade that rips open the Radiance's face, allowing the Knight to lash at her until she is eventually dragged into the Void and banished.

After the Radiance is defeated, the Infection is purged and the Black Egg vanishes from the temple. Hornet wakes up to find the Knight's shell broken in half at the centre of a crater in the room, implying the Knight has either died or returned to the Void.

The scene changes to a shot of the Abyss where the Siblings can be seen sinking down into the ground, finally put to rest with the end of The Radiance.

Also unlocks the Void menu style.


Achievement

Achievement Dream No More {S} Dream No More
Defeat the Radiance and consume the light
Godmaster Icon Godmaster Content


Ending 4: Embrace the Void

Ending 5

Requirements

The Knight first needs to unlock the Pantheon of Hallownest by conquering all pantheons before it. After fighting through all of the Pantheon the Knight is met with the final boss: Absolute Radiance.

Upon Absolute Radiance's defeat, the Knight's shell splits open and their Shade falls into the roiling mass of void below. Soon after the screen flashes and suddenly the Void Entity appears in the Knight's place. After prying open Absolute Radiance's face the Void Entity then proceeds to slash and rip at her until she eventually explodes into Essence.

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Afterwards, Void starts to rain down from the skies inside Godhome and the Godseeker is seen, staring up in shock as the inky substance leaks out from above the clouds. The Void Entity suddenly shoots downwards towards the main atrium of Godhome and on its passing a few Void tentacles reach out and wrap up Godseeker leaving her fate decided. Then the scene cuts to the physical body of the Godseeker still in the Junk Pit leaking Void as her body starts to pulsate and seep out even more of the black substance. Shortly after black tentacles burst out of her body and start lashing about.

The scene shifts again to inside the Temple of the Black Egg where Hornet stares perplexed at the shrivelling vines of the Infection. A figure dragging chains suddenly lurches out which causes Hornet to ready her guard. This figure, although unspecified, is believed to be the Hollow Knight; now free from their duty to contain The Radiance.


Achievement

Achievement Embrace the Void {S} Embrace the Void
Ascend the Pantheon of Hallownest and take your place at its peak
Godmaster Icon Godmaster Content


Ending 5: Delicate Flower

Ending 6

Requirements

The events that play out prior are the exact same as Embrace the Void. However, just as the Void tentacles start to burst out from Godseeker a drop of Void lands on the Delicate Flower which is being held by the dying bug. In a brilliant white flash, the Godseeker and the Void disappear leaving only the flower upon the ground with a tinge of black on one of its petals.

The scene follows in the same as Embrace the Void with Hornet in the Temple of the Black Egg.


Achievement

Achievement Embrace the Void {S} Embrace the Void
Ascend the Pantheon of Hallownest and take your place at its peak

Extra Ending: Passing of the Age

Ending 4

After any other ending, if the Knight has completed Mister Mushroom's Quests by listening to him in all areas in a certain order, a cutscene will play after the main cutscene depicting Mister Mushroom flying off into the sky.

The ending finishes with a screen displaying To Be Continued.

Achievement

Achievement Passing of the Age {S} Passing of the Age
Aid the Herald in moving on

Other Achievements

Achievement Completion Completion
Achieve 100% game completion and finish the game
Achievement Speed Completion Speed Completion
Achieve 100% game completion and finish the game in under 20 hours
Achievement Speedrun 1 Speedrun 1
Complete the game in under 10 hours
Achievement Speedrun 2 Speedrun 2
Complete the game in under 5 hours
Achievement Steel Soul Steel Soul
Finish the game in Steel Soul mode
Achievement Steel Heart Steel Heart
Achieve 100% completion and finish the game in Steel Soul mode
Achievement Pure Completion Pure Completion
Achieve 112% game completion and finish the game

Trivia

  • After any ending, loading the save file again will bring the Knight back to the Bench inside the Temple of the Black Egg, while recording the defeated Bosses in the Hunter's Journal. (This does not apply to Godmaster endings.)
    • This means that if the Void Heart has been acquired prior to reaching the end of the game, it is no longer possible to unlock the first ending from that save file.
  • Godmaster Icon For the new Godmaster endings, giving the Delicate Flower to the Godseeker will lock the Knight out of the normal Embrace the Void ending. Although there is little reason to achieve the first ending other than to compare differences since both give the same achievement.
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