At the moment, Knives Chau is my favorite fictional character. I’ve been reading the Scott Pilgrim books (in reverse order) and I’m totally taken with the series. As much as I identify with Scott Pilgrim (and his task of beating up his girlfriend’s evil exes) I’ve got a special place in my heart for Scott’s jilted tenderoni Knives Chau.
Knives represents Scott’s one act of cold hearted cruelty, their relationship and Scott’s decisions are part of what makes the series of books somewhat realistic, complex, and very interesting. I’m convinced the series will become bibles of hipster masculinity and Scott Pilgrim will be the new hipster male ur-type.
In the upcoming Scott Pilgrim movie Knives is being played by Ellen Wong. Above and below are images from Director Edgar Wright’s Flickr page of Wong as Knives. I’m totally ready for this movie. Tenderoni ahoy! Mariela will probably kill me for saying this but Knives is at the top of my names list for future spawn. Knives Yañez has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
To see Ellen Wong in action as Knives Chau you can skip to the 1:52 mark on the video below.
You can make your own Cubeecraft Knives Chau toy by printing the image below and assembling it by following the instructions included.