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Once a normal schoolgirl named Carol, Painwheel was kidnapped by Valentine and delivered to the Anti-Skullgirls Labs' secretive Lab Zero. There she was implanted with the synthetic Buer Drive and Gae Bolga parasites and infused with experimental Skullgirl blood, transforming her into the monster she is today. Violent and unstable as a result of these experiments, as a precaution she's mentally controlled by Lab Zero's powerful psychic director, Brain Drain.

Fueled by rage, she draws her power from her pain and fury. Despite that, the soul of that scared young girl still lives on inside this monstrous body, desperately fighting off the onslaught of voices that would control her.
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Skullgirls Encore, Skullgirls 2nd Encore

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Page Updated:  July 15th, 2019

I guess even a bizarre game like Skullgirls needs a "freak" design... who somehow manages to be more freakish than the rest of the cast. Honestly, I don't like Painwheel. I don't know why anyone would create such an ugly female character, but I suppose some may find her interesting. Sometimes I think of character designs this way... would you want a figure of Painwheel standing on your desk? A figure of Morrigan or Felicia would look quite nice on my desk, but Painwheel? LOL. I'll pass. 

On a side note, I noticed they gave Painwheel a Basara-inspired alternate color (one of my favorite Samurai Shodown characters). She also has a Vega inspired color. Props to Lab Zero Games for throwing those in. ;)

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