Gunsling King and Manservantes

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Gunsling King.png Manservantes.png

The Gunsling King and Manservantes are NPCs that show up in the Gungeon and The Breach after being saved from a cell in the Gungeon Proper. When encountered in the Gungeon, they will make wagers with the player. If the next room is successfully completed under their conditions, they will return the player's money and give a gun or item as a reward. If the next room is cleared before speaking to him, then his challenge counts as failed.

There are four challenge types:

Completing 10 of the Gunsling King's challenges unlocks the Owl after speaking to him in the Breach.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • If the Gunsling King gives the player Casey, upon completing the challenge, the curse given by Casey is not taken away.[citation needed]
  • The Gunsling King will always bet eighteen or twenty Money.png.
  • The Gunsling King can challenge the player to complete a room with no enemies in it. He will not mark the room on the map, and will immediately act as if the player completed the challenge.
  • The player cannot drop guns given by the Gunsling King.
  • In coop, if the Gunsling King gives you a gun to complete the room, if the other player uses any gun, the challenge will count as failed.
  • If the quest is to complete the room without dodge rolling, the player is not actually prevented from dodge rolling.
  • if the quest is to complete a room with a certain gun, using blanks seems to fail the quest

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Gunsling King[edit | edit source]

After being rescued[edit | edit source]

  • Oho! A young knave has rescued us from our confinement! How unexpected... and amusing! Good show, young slinger. We are certain that we shall see thee soon. Cometh along, Manservantes.

Talking to him after rescuing him[edit | edit source]

  • Return to thy quest, young slinger. We wilt findeth our way to the Breach.

When challenging the Gungeoneer[edit | edit source]

  • We put forth that a knave such as thee could NEV'R clear this forthcoming room...
    • without dodge rolling!
    • without taking damage!
    • using naught but this [gun]!
    • in Challenge Mode!
  • Prove thee can, and we wilt reward thee handsomely. In return we shalt has't from thee [X]Money.png as thy part of the wager. Prevail and I shalt return it.
If the player does not have enough money[edit | edit source]
  • Ah, a pauper as well. Return with [X]Money.png and we shalt reconsider.
If the challenge is accepted[edit | edit source]
  • Wonderful! I have marked the room in question on thy map. Do make a show of it, eh?
If the challenge is denied[edit | edit source]
  • A philistine, I see. Very well, shuffle off.

After successfully completing a challenge[edit | edit source]

  • Oho! The victor returns. And to the victor, spoils. Maservantes, prepare a fitting reward for our entertainer, and return the [X]Money.png.

After receiving rewards[edit | edit source]

  • Enjoy thy bauble, peasant.

After failing a challenge[edit | edit source]

  • Nev'r has't I felt so somber at being proven right. A paltry show indeed, [player nickname].
  • Well, wend on then, peasant. Shuffle off.

Talking to him if the chosen room has already been cleared[edit | edit source]

  • A fine demonstration of skill. Perhaps next time, speaketh with us first, and we can maketh it... a bit more interesting?

Talking to him after completing 10 challenges[edit | edit source]

  • Thou has't done well to amuse us. Speaketh with me in the Breach at which hour thou has't a moment to do so. For now though...

Attacking him[edit | edit source]

  • Philistine!
  • Oaf!
  • Miscreant!

Talking to him at The Breach[edit | edit source]

First time after rescuing[edit | edit source]
  • Young slinger! Within this wall of flesh, there is a soul that counts thee its creditor. Once rested, we wilt explore the Gungeon anew. Findeth us, and we may findeth our interests entwined. Now let us rest.
After completing 10 challenges[edit | edit source]
  • Ah! The young slinger. Thou has't brought me much amusement. Alloweth it nev'r beest said that I am not a generous patron. We hath donated this trinket to the Acquisitions Department on thy behalf. Now moveth along, slinger.
Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]
  • Ohohohoho.
  • Amusement is a prime currency, when thee liveth eternally in a gun filled dungeon!
  • Manservantes is an excellent companion. Thee must heareth his impressions!
  • Those gents at court toldeth us this lodging was't timeless. We didst not realize they meant eternal.
  • Shuffle off. (after one of the above lines is spoken)

Manservantes[edit | edit source]

After successfully completing a challenge[edit | edit source]

  • Yes... yes, something for you, yes... and your Money.png.

After receiving rewards or failing a challenge[edit | edit source]

  • ...

Talking to him at The Breach[edit | edit source]

  • ...
  • How did I end up like this.
  • I hate this man.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Manservantes's name is a portmanteau of Manservant and Cervantes, a reference to Miguel de Cervantes, a Spanish Romanticist author.
  • The Gunsling King's appearance is likely based on the king commonly depicted in playing cards.
  • The Gunsling King may be a reference to Stephen King's "The Ledge," adapted to film in "Cat's Eye". Cressner, a casino owner and crime lord with a similar attitude and appearance to the Gunsling King, is constantly taking bets against characters living through a dangerous ordeal. The Cat Throne may or may not also be a part of this reference.
  • The Gunsling King and Manservantes may also be a reference to the Futurama characters Zapp Brannigan and Kif Kroker due to the former being in charge of the latter and the characteristic pompous attitude that accompanies it. Manservante also shares a resemblance to Kif.