|“||The storm is coming... With a fearsome rope whip and the toughest-looking armor around, one might think that the traveling warrior Baz would be a shoe-in to join up with the Order of No Quarter. Imagine his surprise when he was rejected! He now roams the land, taking out his anger on passersby. Could he ever prove himself strong enough to earn the title of "Baz Knight"?||„|
|~ The official description for The Baz.|
|“||The Great Baz Knight! Like the sound of that! They'll have no choice but to accept me now! Come on, let's do this!!||„|
|~ The Baz before fighting Shovel Knight.|
The Baz is a supporting antagonist in the Shovel Knight franchise, serving as a boss in Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, and Shovel Knight: King of Cards, and a minor character in Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment. If recruited in Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, he becomes a supporting character. He is a traveler who desires to join the evil Order of No Quarter to prove his strength.
Shovel Knight: King of Cards
Baz appears after King Knight leaves the Gildwing for the first time. When encountered, he is at first annoyed by King Knight interrupting his private training. King Knight mentions the Joustus contest, which interests Baz. He incorrectly assumes that defeating a person means that he gets to take their title. Before King Knight can properly explain, he is attacked. King Knight defeats Baz and then leaves. He later appears in the Glidewing, where he can be challenged at Joustus. During the ending, he is seen in the Armor Outpost. When Mr. Hat's shop drops into the outpost, he and a few others go in and look at the merchandise.
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment
Baz made a brief appearance in this campaign. After the player defeats and recruits two of the knights for the Order of No Quarter, Baz breaks into the Tower of Fate and asks Specter Knight and Dark Reize to let him join, only to be harshly rejected. Deeply hurt, Baz claims that they haven't seen the last of him before running away. Ironically, this is in fact the last time Baz is seen in this campaign.
Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope
Shovel Knight confronts Baz who is angry that he wasn't included in the Order of No Quarter. He sees Shovel Knight and realizes that if he could beat him, he could become a knight, which leads to a boss battle with him. After you beat him, he cries his loss and Shovel Knight leaves. He's later seen with the other Wandering Travelers at the ending.
Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows
In this campaign, Plague Knight ran into Baz who, once again, was angry about being rejected by the Order of No Quarter, this time because he lacked intelligence. Upon confronting Plague Knight, Baz decided to fight him as per the ironically stupid reasoning that if you defeat a scientist, you become one. This then leads to a boss battle with Baz, after which you have the option to recruit him to work in the Potionarium (the hub world). Should the player decide to recruit Baz, he'll move into the Potionarium and give Plague Knight Health Tonics for free.
Shovel Knight Showdown
Baz appears as a playable character in Shovel Knight Showdown.