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For the Hollow Knight character and boss Hornet, see: Hornet
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Skilled protector of Hallownest's ruins. Wields a needle and thread.

I have seen this nimble little creature. I thought her prey and pounced at her, but with a flash she stabbed me with her flying stinger and darted away. Could she be... a Hunter?

Hornet is the mysterious princess-protector of Hallownest’s ruins, a major character in Hollow Knight and the playable protagonist of Hollow Knight: Silksong. She wields a needle and thread with deadly prowess.[1]

Hornet is captured by outsider bugs and brought to their kingdom, Pharloom, but she escapes her cage before arriving at their destination. She then must battle foes and solve mysteries to ascend on a deadly pilgrimage to this kingdom's peak.

Health and Silk

Health

Health is represented as masks, shown in the upper-left corner of the screen. Hornet starts the game with 5 masks and can obtain more. Health is lost by taking damage, either from Enemies or from environmental hazards. Health can be regained by the use of the Bind ability consuming a full Silk spool.

Lifeblood masks, granted by Lifeblood needles, are temporary masks.

Silk

Silk is represented as a spool below the health indicator. Thread is consumed when using special abilities, including a form of Focus named Bind. Striking enemies with the Needle fills the spool by two laces. When the spool is full, the symbol representing the side of the spool left to the health indicator is filled.

Weapon and Tools

Needle

Tools

The Needle is Hornet's main weapon. She can use it to slash or block attacks against enemies, but also to dash forward, stab, and bounce up above them. She can use it with her abilities to deal greater attacks or as a grapple hook. Tools are special items classed by categories, equipped on a Crest with limited slots. They can be used as throwing weapons or defensive aids as no cost in Silk. Crests and Tools can be changed when sitting on a Bench similarly to Charms.

Abilities

Inventory

Abilities consume Silk thread to use them. Hornet can collect and keep various items throughout her journey, which are stored in her inventory. They can be related to specific quests.

Trivia

  • On Silksong's steam page Hornet is called a "Princess Knight".[2]
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