Skull Key

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Skull Key
Flavour text A skeleton key of grave importance.
Type Item
Found in The Hilltop Mausoleum
Dropped by Stained Glass Demon
Used in Return to the Graveyard
Appears in MediEvil MediEvil (1998)
MediEvil 2019 icon.png MediEvil (2019)
"The living world lies beyond these Skull Gates. The Master of the Hilltop Mausoleum, the Stained Glass Demon has possession of the Skull Key."
― A book in the Graveyard.

The Skull Key unlocked the Skull Gates which separated the Necropolis from the world of the living.


In 1386, the Skull Key was in the possession of the Stained Glass Demon. Sir Daniel Fortesque became its owner after defeating the demon. He used it to unlock the Skull Gates.




The key is required to unlock the Skull Gates, which are the only way out of the Graveyard. It is dropped by the Stained Glass Demon in The Hilltop Mausoleum after its defeat.

The key needs to be used in the Return to the Graveyard level. It has no effect in The Graveyard level.

MediEvil (1998 original)

If the player defeats the demon after the key's already been collected, the demon will drop a moneybag instead.

MediEvil (2019 remake)

Unlike in the original game, it is possible to get a duplicate Skull Key. To obtain it, Dan must defeat the Stained Glass Demon after using the Skull Key to unlock the Skull Gates. This second key will not be usable, as the Skull Gates are permanently unlocked. It is not possible to obtain any more keys afterwards, as the demon will drop a moneybag whilst a Skull Key is in the inventory.

Loading screen hint

"That Skull Key would get along great with a skull door. A rib or a spine door? Far less compatible."

Behind the scenes

MediEvil (1998 original)

The Skull Key was a later addition to the game as it did not exist in early versions like the MediEvil Rolling Demo or the MediEvil ECTS Pre-Alpha.

The Lake Key, an unused item, uses the Skull Key icon, likely as a placeholder. The Lake Key can only be obtained using cheats in pre-release versions of the game.

MediEvil: Resurrection

The Skull Key was replaced by the Stain Glass Key. This is purely a visual change, as the key is obtained and used in exactly the same ways.


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