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If you have enough Geo, you become a king. When I get enough Geo, I'll become a king...
-Leg Eater
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Leg Eater is a hermit Merchant in Hollow Knight. He sells and repairs Fragile Charms for Geo.

Lore

Leg Eater is blind but has a powerful sense of smell.[3] He is a reserved bug who reacts with anger at any threat he may perceive.[4] He is fixated on earning Geo, believing that if he has enough of it, it will make him become a king.[5] Despite his own greed, he is prone to accusing others of the same sin, even wrongfully.[6]

In-game events

Leg Eater is found in a camp in the Fungal Wastes, near the entrance to the Forgotten Crossroads. When first meeting him, he offers to show the Knight "something nice" for Geo.png86.

After being paid, Leg Eater opens his Charm shop and sells Fragile Charms that break upon death. He provides a repair service for broken Charms in exchange for a fee. If the Knight wears the Defender's Crest Charm, he appreciates the smell and sells and repairs his Charms at a 20% discount.[7]

Grimm Troupe Icon.png The Grimm Troupe Content

Leg Eater's claws in Divine's tent, after being eaten

Leg Eater notices if the Knight wears one or two Unbreakable Charms bought from Divine of the Grimm Troupe.[8] Enamoured by her pheromones, he seeks her after the Knight presents to him the full set of Unbreakable Charms.[9]

After this, he disappears from his camp and his claws can be found resting in Divine's room. Divine comments that she liked this final "gift" from the Knight, suggesting Leg Eater's gruesome fate.[10]

Charms

Icon Name and Description Cost Equipped Defender's Crest
Fragile Heart.png
Fragile Heart

This is a precious thing. A beautiful charm. I made it for you! If you hold it you'll feel a lot healthier.
If you're afraid of dying, you need this charm!

Geo.png350 Geo.png280
Fragile Greed.png
Fragile Greed

Very, very, special and valuable charm! Do you want to find more Geo? Hold this charm and go hunting!
Then bring any Geo you find back to me!

Geo.png250 Geo.png200
Fragile Strength.png
Fragile Strength

You're weak, aren't you? You should give me Geo. If you do, I'll give you this charm I made.
It will make you stronger. Your enemies, and everyone else, will fear you at last...

Geo.png600 Geo.png480
Repair
Icon Name and Description Cost Equipped Defender's Crest
Broken Heart.png
Fragile Heart (Repair)

It's broken now, and its power is sleeping. Very sad! Give me Geo, and I'll fix it.

Geo.png200 Geo.png160
Broken Greed.png
Fragile Greed (Repair)

It's broken now, and its power is sleeping. Very sad! Give me Geo, and I'll fix it.

Geo.png150 Geo.png120
Broken Strength.png
Fragile Strength (Repair)

It's broken now, and its power is sleeping. Very sad! Give me Geo, and I'll fix it.

Geo.png350 Geo.png280

Dialogue

First encounter Don't try to sneak past me. I can smell you.

Hmm... Do you collect a lot of Geo?
Give me Geo, and you can see something... nice.

Refuse to pay You're a fool, aren't you?
Refuse to pay again Still?! You're a greedy, nasty little wretch. You need to share your Geo...
Listening again after refusing to pay You've changed your mind, haven't you? Give me Geo, and you can see something... nice.
Paid Let me show you then... take a look. Do you want them? If you really, really want them, I'll trade them... for more Geo. More Geo.
Listening for the first time You don't like to be hurt, do you? Or... maybe you don't mind...?
Listening again Are you nice? If you're nice you'll give me Geo.

Maybe you aren't so nice...? Don't try to trick me... I'm not stupid.

No Fragile Charms bought yet Beautiful, aren't they? These gifts I have... they're shiny and dangerous and lovely.

I made them. Don't be jealous... Give me Geo and you can have one.

At least one Fragile Charm bought Are you curious? You're wondering... how I make my special gifts.

Eeeauuggh! Don't try to steal my secrets! I'll steal them right back.
If you're cruel to me... you'll be sorry.

When the Forgotten Crossroads become infected Hmm. The air has changed, I can smell something new. Dangerous things are drifting through here now... are you scared?

If you stay here... I won't protect you.

Exhausted dialogue Enough talking! Your jabbering... annoying. Step over here and show me your Geo.
Dream Nailed I'll make more... and they'll give me more Geo. If someone comes by, they have to give me their Geo.

If you have enough Geo, you become a king. When I get enough Geo, I'll become a king...

No stock I've got nothing left to show you. Do you want something more?

You're so greedy...

Not enough Geo A pauper... not enough Geo.

Leave now. Return with more Geo.

While wearing the Defender's Crest Eeeauuggh! That smell you carry with you...

Ah! Ah! Ahhhhh!
...Very tasty!
You're sweet... to share such a tasty smell with me. Do you want a gift in return?
Cheaper... Yes. My beautiful gifts... I'll give them to you. Cheaper.

Returning with broken charms Eeeauuggh! You broke it! I gave you that charm as a gift, and you broke it! Clumsy little fool... Nasty.

Apologise, ask me nicely, and I'll fix it for you. Give me Geo and I'll fix it for you.

Grimm Troupe Icon.png If one fragile charm has been reinforced My charm! What did you do to it?! The smell... different. Strange, but nice. Very nice!

That smell... talks to me. Someone, somewhere... very nice.

Grimm Troupe Icon.png If all fragile charms have been reinforced Eaurgh... Eaaauuurrgggh!! Eaauurggh!

Those charms... that smell! So so much! I want to... yesss!
I know where you are now. Above me. Much above me, but I know where to go. I will come! Don't try to hide from me!

Location

Leg Eater is located in the northern region of the Fungal Wastes. He can be easily found by the bodies of deceased bugs that appear outside his camp.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The "campfire" beside Leg Eater is made out of a glass-like material and looks similar to a broken Fragile Charm.
  • It is possible that Leg Eater and Divine are the same species as the upper half of their bodies are almost identical.

References

  1. Wanderer's Journal, p. 53.
  2. Reddit AMA comment by Team Cherry.
  3. Wanderer's Journal, p. 53
  4. Leg Eater: "Don't try to steal my secrets! I'll steal them right back. If you're cruel to me... you'll be sorry."
  5. Leg Eater Dream Nail dialogue: "I'll make more... and they'll give me more Geo. If someone comes by, they have to give me their Geo. If you have enough Geo, you become a king. When I get enough Geo, I'll become a king..."
  6. Leg Eater: "You're a greedy, nasty little wretch. You need to share your Geo..."
  7. Leg Eater: "You're sweet... to share such a tasty smell with me. Do you want a gift in return? Cheaper... Yes. My beautiful gifts... I'll give them to you. Cheaper."
  8. Grimm Troupe Icon.png Leg Eater: "My charm! What did you do to it?! The smell... different. Strange, but nice. Very nice!"
  9. Grimm Troupe Icon.png Leg Eater: "Those charms... that smell! So so much! I want to... Yesss! I know where you are now. Above me. Much above me, but I know where to go. I will come! Don't try to hide from me!"
  10. Grimm Troupe Icon.png Divine: "One final gift! Ahhhhhhhh! I liked it very much. Very, very good. So good!"
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