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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.




Skullgirls Encore, Skullgirls 2nd Encore

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Page Updated:  Dec. 24th, 2020

I guess even a bizarre game like Skullgirls needs a "freak" design... who somehow manages to be more freakish than the rest of the freaky cast. Painwheel's concept is pretty interesting at first, but in my opinion, she's a bit too painful on the eyes. Something about this character design is an eyesore to me - but strangely, that seems to be the purpose of her design.

Just to make a point... a high quality statue / figure of Morrigan or Felicia would look quite nice on my desk, but Painwheel? Not so much. On a side note, props to the Skullgirls devs for giving Painwheel a Basara-inspired alternate color! I see what you guys did there. :)

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