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In NetHack, the backtick symbol (`) serves the following purposes:
- ` represents boulders by default. This can be changed with the boulder option, with the 0 glyph (0) being a popular choice.
- Pressing ` opens up the discoveries menu, which lets you view what items you have identified in each object class, whether formally or by type-name.
In NetHack 3.4.3 and earlier versions, including some variants based on these versions, ` also represented statues. Starting in NetHack 3.6.0, statues of monsters instead use that monster's glyph.
Some variants based on NetHack 3.4.3 continue to use ` to represent statues.
SLASH'EM uses the same glyphs for statues as NetHack 3.4.3.
In UnNetHack, ` is used for statues as well as statue monsters, a new monster class. The glyph is used by the following monsters:
- ` Punisher