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Proto Shopkeepers are an entity in Spelunky 2.


Proto Shopkeepers are produced from Generators in the Mothership, among the occasional normal Shopkeeper Link S2.png Shopkeeper. They come out of the generator stumbling around left and right.

If damaged for 1 HP, they begin to flop around on the ground. After some time passes, their head will enlarge before they pop into gibs. Damaging a full health Proto Shopkeeper for anything more than 1 HP will simply kill them, preventing them from reaching this stage.

Proto Shopkeepers do not deal any damage to or even stun entities if picked up and used as a throwing object while stunned.


  • Proto Shopkeepers are shown to be a failed clone of "The Original Man", who is strongly implied to be the giant old man in the Mothership.
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