History Characters / Cuphead

19th Oct '17 6:50:05 AM MrDuckington
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AnimateInanimateObject: Her parasol seems to have teleportation abilities and can drop pieces of itself and grow them back.

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* AnimateInanimateObject: Her parasol seems to have teleportation abilities and can drop pieces of itself and grow them back.
19th Oct '17 5:53:39 AM MrDuckington
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AnimateInanimateObject: Her parasol seems to have teleportation abilities and can drop pieces of itself and grow them back.
19th Oct '17 2:45:01 AM TheNerevarine
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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: None of these guys have any real bearing on the plot at large, they aren't under the servitude of the Devil or Debtors as far as we know, and are mostly used as fodder material whenever a player wants to take a break from fighting bosses or get more coins for better weapons and items.



* OutsideContextVillain: None of these guys have any real bearing on the plot at large, they aren't under the servitude of the Devil or Debtors as far as we know, and are mostly used as fodder material whenever a player wants to take a break from fighting bosses or get more coins for better weapons and items.
19th Oct '17 2:22:20 AM steamedrice97
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* FunPersonified: Really seems to be having a blast throughout the fight, particularly when he's riding a horse and is actually ''bouncing'' and cheering with excitement.
19th Oct '17 1:19:55 AM steamedrice97
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* TankGoodness: Pilots a makeshift tank made from a soup can in his first two phases.

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* TankGoodness: Pilots a makeshift tank made from a giant soup can in his first two phases.



* VisualPun: His tank's canon shoots literal cherry bombs.

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* VisualPun: His tank's canon cannon shoots literal cherry bombs.
18th Oct '17 3:52:24 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* OneToMillionToOne: Every so often, he'll burn ''himself'' up and reform from the ashes on the other ashtray.


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* VillainTeleportation: Going hand-in-hand with his ash-regeneration technique.
18th Oct '17 3:44:30 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* {{Cowboy}}: Seems to evoke this image, what with his Stetson, yee-hawing and constant galloping motions.

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* {{Cowboy}}: Seems to evoke this image, what with his Stetson, yee-hawing and constant galloping motions.[[note]]A reference, no doubt, to Texas Hold 'Em being ''the'' poker-chip game in America.[[/note]]
18th Oct '17 1:46:48 PM NoSpoilerz
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* CrossdressingVoices: His singing voice is done by singer Alana Bridgewater, who's baritone voice gives him a menacing jazzy voice.

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* CrossdressingVoices: His singing voice is done by singer Alana Bridgewater, who's whose baritone voice gives him a menacing jazzy voice.
18th Oct '17 12:31:27 PM BeholdTheTheremin
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[[folder: Hilda Berg]]
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A woman that can turn her body into a blimp whom you fight in the skies in "A Threatenin' Zeppelin".

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[[folder: Hilda Berg]]
Ribby and Croaks]]
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A woman that can turn her body into a blimp whom you fight
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Two frogs
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* BashBrothers: Yep. They definitely [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} hop]] into this trope.
* BlowYouAway: Croaks can turn himself into an electric fan in the 2nd phase of the battle. This attack doesn't do any damage though, but the pushing wind does make Ribby's [[ShockwaveClap projectile claps]] harder to dodge.
* DualBoss: You have to fight them both at the same time, with Ribby going to the opposite side of the screen in the 2nd phase and Croaks turning into a makeshift fan to blow you into him while Ribby sends sonic blasts at you. However, unlike the chairs on the Phantom Express and the Tipsy Troop, the two frogs share health, so it doesn't matter which one is attacked.
* FusionDance: Their final phases on normal mode has Croaks swallow Ribby whole and suddenly combine into a slot machine that's only vulnerable when it starts attacking after you parry-slap the handle.
* KamehameHadouken: Ribby fires these off in his first phase.
* OcularGushers: Ribby will be left gushing with tears with Croaks pounding the floor when they are defeated in Simple difficulty.
* OneWingedAngel: Their slot machine form, the result of a FusionDance as seen above.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Ribby starts his attacking by punching rapidly, which produces projectiles that zip toward you.
* PlayingWithFire: In the first phase, Croaks will sometimes spit out burning fireflies that fly towards you.
* ShoutOut:
** To Ryu and Ken from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', made apparent by their boxing gloves and karate gi. In their final phase, they turn into a slot machine that includes tigers (which result in uppercuts) and bison (which result in psycho power) as part of its roulette.
** Additionally, the background featuring a cheering audience is another ''Street Fighter'' reference.
* StationaryBoss: While Ribby rolls across the screen to start the second phase (and then returns to Croaks for the final phase), neither frog moves around while attacking during each phase, and the slot machine is obviously immobile.
* VisualPun: Croaks spits out glowing bugs on fire that fly at you. They're literal fireflies.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: According to their second phase's game over card, they're from the wrong side of the lily pad, [[RhymesOnADime which is why they're crude and bad]].
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[[folder: Hilda Berg]]
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A woman that can turn her body into a blimp whom you fight in the skies in "A Threatenin' Zeppelin".
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[[folder: Ribby and Croaks]]
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Two frogs in boxing gloves fought in a club setting (ironically run by flies) in "Clip Joint Calamity".

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!!! Inkwell Isle Two
[[folder: Ribby and Croaks]]
Baroness Von Bon Bon]]
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Two frogs in boxing gloves fought in
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The ruler of
a club setting (ironically run by flies) in "Clip Joint Calamity".candy area and boss of the "Sugarland Shimmy" level. Sends a random assortment of confectionery bosses (a cupcake, a gumball machine, a flying waffle, a multi-layered jawbreaker, and a giant candy corn) at you before you are able to attack her directly.



* BashBrothers: Yep. They definitely [[{{IncrediblyLamePun}} hop]] into this trope.
* BlowYouAway: Croaks can turn himself into an electric fan in the 2nd phase of the battle. This attack doesn't do any damage though, but the pushing wind does make Ribby's [[ShockwaveClap projectile claps]] harder to dodge.
* DualBoss: You have to fight them both at the same time, with Ribby going to the opposite side of the screen in the 2nd phase and Croaks turning into a makeshift fan to blow you into him while Ribby sends sonic blasts at you. However, unlike the chairs on the Phantom Express and the Tipsy Troop, the two frogs share health, so it doesn't matter which one is attacked.
* FusionDance: Their final phases on normal mode has Croaks swallow Ribby whole and suddenly combine into a slot machine that's only vulnerable when it starts attacking after you parry-slap the handle.
* KamehameHadouken: Ribby fires these off in his first phase.
* OcularGushers: Ribby will be left gushing with tears with Croaks pounding the floor when they are defeated in Simple difficulty.
* OneWingedAngel: Their slot machine form, the result of a FusionDance as seen above.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Ribby starts his attacking by punching rapidly, which produces projectiles that zip toward you.
* PlayingWithFire: In the first phase, Croaks will sometimes spit out burning fireflies that fly towards you.
* ShoutOut:
** To Ryu and Ken from ''Franchise/StreetFighter'', made apparent by their boxing gloves and karate gi. In their final phase, they turn into a slot machine that includes tigers (which result in uppercuts) and bison (which result in psycho power) as part of its roulette.
** Additionally, the background featuring a cheering audience is another ''Street Fighter'' reference.
* StationaryBoss: While Ribby rolls across the screen to start the second phase (and then returns to Croaks for the final phase), neither frog moves around while attacking during each phase, and the slot machine is obviously immobile.
* VisualPun: Croaks spits out glowing bugs on fire that fly at you. They're literal fireflies.
* WrongSideOfTheTracks: According to their second phase's game over card, they're from the wrong side of the lily pad, [[RhymesOnADime which is why they're crude and bad]].
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!!! Inkwell Isle Two
[[folder: Baroness Von Bon Bon]]
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The ruler of a candy area and boss of the "Sugarland Shimmy" level. Sends a random assortment of confectionery bosses (a cupcake, a gumball machine, a flying waffle, a multi-layered jawbreaker, and a giant candy corn) at you before you are able to attack her directly.
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[[folder: Wally Warbles]]
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A bird who lives within a cuckoo house, and the boss of "Aviary Action". You fight him in the skies.

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[[folder: Wally Warbles]]
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A bird who lives within a cuckoo house, and the boss of "Aviary Action". You
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* AndShowItToYou: A case where he literally summons his own heart to attack you.
* BrainsAndBrawn: A dynamic he shares with his son, even lampshaded if his son beats you.
* BulletHell: The second phase of the fight has him flap wildly and send his feathers all over in a spread, everywhere.
* DeadlyDoctor: The paramedics carrying him in a stretcher during his final phase will assist him in battle by spitting pills at you.
* {{Determinator}}: Even when you destroy the house around him, he ''still'' comes back, featherless, being carried by two medic birds and attacks by not only turning his head into a trash can to spew trash at you, but also ''kicking his stomach, which shoots his heart out of his mouth'' to fire projectiles at you.
* EatenAlive: Apparently his fate when beaten, as the medic birds are seen pouring salt and pepper on him with hungry looks in their eyes.
* FeatherFlechettes: Does this in the second phase of his attack by flapping wildly and sending feathers at you. By the end of the phase, [[RealityEnsues he's run out of feathers]].
* FlunkyBoss: His first and second phases has him accompanied by birds with nails on their heads who fly at you. The fourth has the medic birds spit out pills that turn into homing shots at you.
* OverlordJr: His son takes over for the third phase and attacks you with a ray gun and orbiting spiked eggs.
* RideOfTheValkyries: Played briefly during his theme music, 'Aviary Action'.
* ShoutOut:
** His temper tantrums during the second phase are reminiscent of Donald Duck's own fits of rage.
** His color scheme and elongated beak are also similar to Woody Woodpecker. They both even have alliterative names beginning with W.
* SpreadShot: He has ''several'' -- during the first phase, the eggs he spits out explode into a spread of three (five on expert) when they hit the left side of the screen, and his FingerGun head transformation can fire out a spread of two to three bullets. His second phase uses a massive spread of FeatherFlechettes on the player characters.
* VisualPun: His attack in the fourth phase where his head morphs into a trash can and spits out trash to shoot you out of the sky. He's literally talking trash at you.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can turn his head into a hand to fire out bullets at you. In the final phase, he turns his head into a trash can to spew trash projectiles at you.
* WakeUpCallBoss: The first shoot-em-up boss that is likely to give players trouble; his attacks are a fair bit harder to avoid, he throws quite a few curveballs with the variety in his projectiles and forms and has a far higher density of bullets to avoid than Hilda or even Djimmi, making him a test of spacial awareness and quick reaction time.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Neither him nor his son are seen in the ending. His fight ended with him being presumably EatenAlive, but considering [[OffWithHisHead Cala Maria]] came back just fine...
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[[folder: Beppi the Clown]]
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An evil clown you fight on the roller coaster in "Carnival Kerfuffle".
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[[folder: Grim Matchstick]]
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A dragon fought in the clouds circling a tower in "Fiery Frolic".

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[[folder: Grim Matchstick]]
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A dragon fought bird who lives within a cuckoo house, and the boss of "Aviary Action". You fight him in the clouds circling a tower in "Fiery Frolic".skies.



* AndShowItToYou: A case where he literally summons his own heart to attack you.
* BrainsAndBrawn: A dynamic he shares with his son, even lampshaded if his son beats you.
* BulletHell: The second phase of the fight has him flap wildly and send his feathers all over in a spread, everywhere.
* DeadlyDoctor: The paramedics carrying him in a stretcher during his final phase will assist him in battle by spitting pills at you.
* {{Determinator}}: Even when you destroy the house around him, he ''still'' comes back, featherless, being carried by two medic birds and attacks by not only turning his head into a trash can to spew trash at you, but also ''kicking his stomach, which shoots his heart out of his mouth'' to fire projectiles at you.
* EatenAlive: Apparently his fate when beaten, as the medic birds are seen pouring salt and pepper on him with hungry looks in their eyes.
* FeatherFlechettes: Does this in the second phase of his attack by flapping wildly and sending feathers at you. By the end of the phase, [[RealityEnsues he's run out of feathers]].
* FlunkyBoss: His first and second phases has him accompanied by birds with nails on their heads who fly at you. The fourth has the medic birds spit out pills that turn into homing shots at you.
* OverlordJr: His son takes over for the third phase and attacks you with a ray gun and orbiting spiked eggs.
* RideOfTheValkyries: Played briefly during his theme music, 'Aviary Action'.
* ShoutOut:
** His temper tantrums during the second phase are reminiscent of Donald Duck's own fits of rage.
** His color scheme and elongated beak are also similar to Woody Woodpecker. They both even have alliterative names beginning with W.
* SpreadShot: He has ''several'' -- during the first phase, the eggs he spits out explode into a spread of three (five on expert) when they hit the left side of the screen, and his FingerGun head transformation can fire out a spread of two to three bullets. His second phase uses a massive spread of FeatherFlechettes on the player characters.
* VisualPun: His attack in the fourth phase where his head morphs into a trash can and spits out trash to shoot you out of the sky. He's literally talking trash at you.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can turn his head into a hand to fire out bullets at you. In the final phase, he turns his head into a trash can to spew trash projectiles at you.
* WakeUpCallBoss: The first shoot-em-up boss that is likely to give players trouble; his attacks are a fair bit harder to avoid, he throws quite a few curveballs with the variety in his projectiles and forms and has a far higher density of bullets to avoid than Hilda or even Djimmi, making him a test of spacial awareness and quick reaction time.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Neither him nor his son are seen in the ending. His fight ended with him being presumably EatenAlive, but considering [[OffWithHisHead Cala Maria]] came back just fine...
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[[folder: Grim Matchstick]]
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A dragon fought in the clouds circling a tower in "Fiery Frolic".
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[[folder: Cala Maria]]
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A gigantic mermaid fought over the ocean in "High-Seas Hijinx".

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[[folder: Cala Maria]]
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A gigantic mermaid pirate fought over on the ocean in "High-Seas Hijinx".docks that can summon sea creatures to help him. The boss of "Shootin' n' Lootin'".



* {{Adorkable}}: Often gasps like Betty Boop in dismay when things don't turn out the way she expected them to, from losing her grip on her giant fish friends to getting zapped by electric eels.
* AlienHair: Her "hair" is actually a live octopus (the X shapes on its eyes are just lids-it opens them to back up her summoning gestures), with five of the tentacles turning alive and morphing into snake heads when she goes OneWingedAngel.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: A giant mermaid who pretty much towers over the two boys and their bi-planes.
* TheBeastmaster: In the first two phases, she fights primarily by summoning sea creatures to attack the two brothers.
* CuteGiant: A gigantic mermaid with large eyes and an adorable smile. Somehow, she still manages to retain some cuteness after turning into a gorgon.
* EyeScream: When she shoots her gorgon beam, her snakes pop her eyes out from behind her head.
* FlunkyBoss: She summons all manner of aquatic life to attack you with.
* GiantWoman: Well, giant mermaid, but she's one of the most human-like characters of the game.
* GigglingVillain: Lets out a high-pitched giggle everytime she dives underwater to weaponize a giant fish. She outright cackles after transforming into a gorgon.
* GorgeousGorgon: Can turn into one, yet still doesn't look that bad despite the scary upgrade.
* HartmanHips: She's got some nice wide hips that she loves to sashay around.
* MsFanservice: She's quite the dish and she knows it. Her Gorgon form doesn't look too bad either. [[GorgeousGorgon As noted above.]]
* OffWithHisHead: The final phase of her fight has her detacting her head off her body and floating though a spiked cave.
* OhCrap: When she uses a giant fish to send projectiles at you, she reacts in this way when it slips out of her hands. A more pronounced such reaction follows just before her eels shock her and trigger her second phase.
* OneWingedAngel: As mentioned several times, her gorgon form. Her floating head phase is more of a ClippedWingAngel due to not being as powerful and relying more on the surrounding environment to hurt you.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: She can get zapped by some electric eels and turn into a gorgon, for one thing.
* PsychoElectricEel: Two of them appear during the 2nd phase, turning Cala Maria into a gorgon. More show up to assist her in battle too.
* PunnyName: Besides the obvious "calamari" pun, Calamaria is a species of snake, and Cala Maria is a beach in Spain, so it's a pileup of puns!
* SeashellBra: Befitting a mermaid.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Strikes a model pose in her intro and sways her hips constantly.
* ShoutOut:
** One to ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'', which likewise featured a giant mermaid with a green tail as a boss in ''Gokujyo Parodius''. As well as a giant gorgon boss in a later game, ''Sexy Parodius'', which itself was a shout out to ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' since it was virtually a giant Medusa Head [[note]]Both Parodius and Castlevania were made by the same company: ''Creator/{{Konami}}''[[/note]].
** Additionally, when her body turns to stone in her last phase, her head breaks off first, and then her arms. This causes the resulting torso to resemble the famous incomplete statue of Venus de Milo.
* SnakePeople: She takes on some serpentine features once she turns into a gorgon, gaining fangs, snake-like eyes, and a forked tongue. Even in her first phase, her undulating movements evoke the spirit of the trope.
* SpreadShot: Her first phase can use a spread shot via a red fish "weapon", and can also call in a turtle that fires mines into the air that explode into 8-way spikes. Her second phase has the respawning electric eels that fire spreads of 5.
* StationaryBoss: Only during the second phase, where she loses the ability to retreat underwater.
* SwallowedWhole: Implied. She uses ghosts of dead sailors as a BreathWeapon.
* TakenForGranite: In her gorgon form, she can fire out a huge beam that'll turn our heroes into stone, which will put them in danger of getting hit by a real bullet if they're not quick to break out of their stoned forms. This eventually gets turned on her in her second-to-third phase transition, where her whole body (sans her head) turns to stone and crumbles into the ocean, forcing her to detach her own head and continue battling the boys. In simple difficulty, her entire body becomes completely petrified after her defeat.
* TheTease: Not only does she pose before the boys in her intro, but her game over card in her first phase definitely has her flirting with them as well.
-->"You are a cutie... I'm not sure if I should catch and release!"
* XRaySparks: When being electrocuted by the eels during the transition into the second phase.
* YourSizeMayVary: She's absolutely enormous during her battle, but relatively normal-sized in the ending.
* UnexplainedRecovery: By the time you get to her third phase, her body has been completely shattered aside from her head, which is now floating. And this is not even taking in an account her gorgon transformation. The ending shows that she's fine, back to her initial appearance, and also much smaller, [[YourSizeMayVary apparently no taller than Cuphead and Mugman]].
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[[folder: Captain Brineybeard]]
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A pirate fought on the docks that can summon sea creatures to help him. The boss of "Shootin' n' Lootin'".
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[[folder:Phantom Express]]
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A haunted train comprised of the Blind Specter, an eyeless ghost; T-bone, a skeletal conductor; the Blaze Brothers, two giant animate chairs; and finally, the train's living engine, the Head of the Train. You fight them on a rail cart in "Railroad Wrath".

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[[folder:Phantom Express]]
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A haunted train comprised of the Blind Specter, an eyeless ghost; T-bone, mad scientist piloting a skeletal conductor; the Blaze Brothers, two giant animate chairs; and finally, robot (that's named as the train's living engine, debtor) that fights you in the Head of the Train. You fight them on a rail cart junkyard in "Railroad Wrath"."Junkyard Jive".



* AnimateInanimateObject: In the third phase, the heroes fight against a pair of chairs with faces protruding from the wagons, and during the final phase, they fight the train's engine.
* AfterlifeExpress: Inhabited by many spectral beings who attack you.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: In the final phase, you must parry off the engine's tail to expose his boiler core and shoot at that.
* BreathWeapon: The Blaze Brothers in the third phase attack you by breathing columns of fire.
* DemBones: The second phase sends out T-bone, a giant skeleton conductor to try and crush you.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The Blind Specter in the first phase has eyes it can shoot out from its palms... and yet ironically, it never has an eye in its actual socket.
** EyelessFace: This is of course contrasted by the one eye socket that's actually in its face remaining completely empty at all times.
* SentientVehicle: Aside from the fact that the train ''owes the Devil its soul'', the train engine itself attacks the heroes in the final phase.
* ShoutOut: The final phase could be one to Sleeper Brakeman's fight from ''VideoGame/NoituLove 2'', involving a train engine on legs with an object at its back which has to be hit in order to make the boss vulnerable. Doom Train from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' may also have been an inspiration, since you start fighting the "guests", then the conductor and finally the train itself. Even the Game Over text claiming it is meant only for the dead is something said once in Final Fantasy 6 when the group arrives at the train station.
* [[SpiderTank Spider Engine]]: At the final phase, the engine stops the train to reappear galloping like a horse with [[RubberHoseLimbs spindly legs]].
* StationaryBoss: Unlike the other parts of the boss, the Blind Specter stays on the right side of the screen and doesn't require moving the handcart to hit it. It compensates by tossing eyeballs that block shots.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Head of the Train, T-bone, and the Blaze Brothers aren't seen in the epilogue (indeed, the latter are seen melting upon defeat). The Blind Specter from the first phase does, though, perhaps on behalf of the entire train.
* {{Youkai}}: All of the ghosts inhabiting the Phantom Express are subtly based on different types of youkai. The Blind Specter is based on ''tenome'', an eyeless old man with eyeballs on his hands; T-bone is based on ''gashadokuro'', a giant skeleton; the Blaze Brothers appear to be based on ''wanyuudou'', flaming oxcart wheels with screaming faces; and the Head of the Train is based on ''oboroguruma'', oxcarts with faces found on roads late at night.

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* AnimateInanimateObject: AfterTheEnd: His level looks like a utter warzone. Justified, in that the fight takes place in a junkyard.
* BattleshipRaid: His robot's first phase is the only boss in the game with destructible "parts" on its body.
* BulletHell: The final phase has Dr. Kahl take out the gems, which fire massive spreads of bullets ''everywhere''.
* ClothingDamage: After defeating Dr. Kahl in his final phase, the resulting explosion blows all of his clothes off.
* DownInTheDumps: Fought in the junkyard.
* EvilLaugh: Delivers one in his final phase when using the gems.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Uses one in the first phase against you, and the gems he pulls out likewise shoot these out at you.
* HumongousMecha: Dr. Kahl's robot itself is a huge robot that he pilots to attack you.
* MadScientist: Looks the part with glasses, a lab coat, wild hair, mustache and beard, and crazy expressions.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His design may reference a caricature of [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] that was frequently used in late '30s and early '40s cartoons.
* OneWingedAngel: The robot becomes just a head in the final phase, with Kahl now being visible and using magical gems to fight.
* PetTheDog: His ''robot'' is the debtor, not him; he still helps it fight.
* PurpleIsPowerful: A genius scientist with purple hair.
* ShoutOut: A clear one to both [[Franchise/MegaMan Dr. Wily]] and [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Robotnik]] -- a spiky-haired mad scientist who uses robots and has his own flying capsule (what remains of his robot's head in the final phase even resembles a Wily Capsule), but later uses the power of gems and skull-motif bombs to attack you. His robot's design clearly takes after ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' (as in, the original book's take on the Giant's design, not the 1999 movie based on it). His name is a shout-out to legendary animator [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Milt Kahl]], as well.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Wears a pair of lime green glasses.
* SpreadShot: Once the laser on his head in the first phase is beaten, the robot gets the ability to spit out a spread of nuts and bolts.
In the third phase, the heroes fight against a pair of chairs with faces protruding from the wagons, and during the final phase, they fight the train's engine.
* AfterlifeExpress: Inhabited by many spectral beings who attack you.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: In the final phase, you must parry off the engine's tail to expose his boiler core and shoot at that.
* BreathWeapon: The Blaze Brothers in the third phase attack you by breathing columns of fire.
* DemBones: The second phase sends out T-bone, a giant skeleton conductor to try and crush you.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The Blind Specter in the first phase has eyes it can shoot out from its palms... and yet ironically, it never has an eye in its actual socket.
** EyelessFace: This is of course contrasted by the one eye socket that's actually in its face remaining completely empty at all times.
* SentientVehicle: Aside from the fact that the train ''owes the Devil its soul'', the train engine itself
boss attacks the heroes in the final phase.
* ShoutOut: The final phase could be one to Sleeper Brakeman's fight from ''VideoGame/NoituLove 2'', involving a train engine on legs
with an object at its back which has to be hit in order to make the boss vulnerable. Doom Train from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' may also have been an inspiration, since you start fighting the "guests", then the conductor and finally the train itself. Even the Game Over text claiming it is meant only for the dead is something said once in Final Fantasy 6 when the group arrives at the train station.
* [[SpiderTank Spider Engine]]: At the final phase, the engine stops the train to reappear galloping like
a horse with [[RubberHoseLimbs spindly legs]].
BulletHell version of this.
* StationaryBoss: Unlike the other parts of the boss, the Blind Specter stays on the right side of the screen and The robot doesn't require moving the handcart move in its first phase, but unlike other shoot-em-up bosses, you can't just open fire on it, since it has three weak spots on its body to hit it. It compensates by tossing eyeballs that block shots.
destroy.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Head of the Train, T-bone, and the Blaze Brothers aren't Neither he nor his robot are seen in the epilogue (indeed, ending. Considering that you had to trash the latter are seen melting upon defeat). The Blind Specter from the first phase does, though, perhaps on behalf of the entire train.
* {{Youkai}}: All of the ghosts inhabiting the Phantom Express are subtly based on different types of youkai. The Blind Specter is based on ''tenome'', an eyeless old man
robot (which he helps with eyeballs on his hands; T-bone is based on ''gashadokuro'', a giant skeleton; fighting the Blaze Brothers appear to be based on ''wanyuudou'', flaming oxcart wheels with screaming faces; and Cup Brothers, seeing as the Head of robot itself is the Train is based on ''oboroguruma'', oxcarts with faces found on roads late at night.debtor) in order to obtain its soul contract, it's little wonder why Dr. Kahl wouldn't have much to celebrate about.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has purple hair.



[[folder:Sally Stageplay]]
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An actress you fight on a stage in front of an live audience in "Dramatic Fanatic".

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[[folder:Sally Stageplay]]
[[folder: Cala Maria]]
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An actress you fight on a stage
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A gigantic mermaid fought over the ocean
in front of an live audience in "Dramatic Fanatic"."High-Seas Hijinx".



* ActionDressRip: Bursts out of her wedding dress before the battle, though she's wearing a different dress underneath.
* AnachronismStew: The "play" in her battle starts out rather normally for the time period, but in her third phase, she "transforms" into what is essentially a [[EasternRPG JRPG]] final boss. So despite the game taking place in a 1930's cartoon, her play manages to reference games that would come out about six decades later.
* AttentionWhore: Sally certainly seems like this doesn't she? Calls herself a starlet, tells you not to get in the way of her performance, and in the final phase of her fight, she doesn't even focus on Cuphead, she's too busy drinking up the applause from the audience.
* ArtShift: In the third phase of her battle, she appears as a cardboard prop, which is drawn with watercolors and [[LimitedAnimation limited animation]] rather than the usual fluid ink animation.
* AllPartOfTheShow: The whole battle is treated as just part of the play she's in. Her third phase even has her sending out cardboard props at you.
* BadassNormal: Pretty much the only boss who fights without being assisted by or transforming into some sort of giant monster (or being one to begin with). Additionally, her final form is perhaps the most mundane in the game.
* CameBackStrong: Parodied. As part of the play she "dies" after the second phase complete with a costume change into an angel outfit and the actor portraying her husband crying tears of sorrow. Then she goes OneWingedAngel as detailed below.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: She'll do a spin dive kick for most of her attacks as well as send out a spinning parasol in the final phase.
* FieryRedhead: While her hair is usually blonde, the valkyrie cardboard cutout of her that serves as the third phase has red hair (and so does she in the death cards when you lose, where she's costumed as one).
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Get hit in the first phase and her Fiance will do a little heel click. Die, and he'll smile.
* HenpeckedHusband: The guy that portrays Sally's husband in the "play" just stands in the background acting cowardly, doing little to contribute to the battle except drive his wife in his car. That being said, [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther she does reward him with a smooch in the epilogue.]]
* LargeHam: Her mannerisms really come off as over the top.
* OneWingedAngel: Also parodied. She doesn't actually transform in her third phase. It's just a cardboard prop that resembles her wearing something you would expect from an EasternRPG FinalBoss (thus, the reason it's a parody). In her final phase, she's literally dressed as an angel, but doesn't do any attacking herself and lets her umbrella do the work.
* ParasolOfPain: One that's tremendously versatile at that, playing roles such as "MookMaker", "teleporter", and "spinning top of death".

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* ActionDressRip: Bursts {{Adorkable}}: Often gasps like Betty Boop in dismay when things don't turn out of the way she expected them to, from losing her wedding dress before grip on her giant fish friends to getting zapped by electric eels.
* AlienHair: Her "hair" is actually a live octopus (the X shapes on its eyes are just lids-it opens them to back up her summoning gestures), with five of
the battle, though tentacles turning alive and morphing into snake heads when she goes OneWingedAngel.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: A giant mermaid who pretty much towers over the two boys and their bi-planes.
* TheBeastmaster: In the first two phases, she fights primarily by summoning sea creatures to attack the two brothers.
* CuteGiant: A gigantic mermaid with large eyes and an adorable smile. Somehow, she still manages to retain some cuteness after turning into a gorgon.
* EyeScream: When she shoots her gorgon beam, her snakes pop her eyes out from behind her head.
* FlunkyBoss: She summons all manner of aquatic life to attack you with.
* GiantWoman: Well, giant mermaid, but
she's wearing a different dress underneath.
* AnachronismStew: The "play" in her battle starts out rather normally for the time period, but in her third phase, she "transforms" into what is essentially a [[EasternRPG JRPG]] final boss. So despite the game taking place in a 1930's cartoon, her play manages to reference games that would come out about six decades later.
* AttentionWhore: Sally certainly seems like this doesn't she? Calls herself a starlet, tells you not to get in the way of her performance, and in the final phase of her fight, she doesn't even focus on Cuphead, she's too busy drinking up the applause from the audience.
* ArtShift: In the third phase of her battle, she appears as a cardboard prop, which is drawn with watercolors and [[LimitedAnimation limited animation]] rather than the usual fluid ink animation.
* AllPartOfTheShow: The whole battle is treated as just part
one of the play she's in. Her third phase even has her sending most human-like characters of the game.
* GigglingVillain: Lets
out cardboard props at you.
* BadassNormal: Pretty much the only boss who fights without being assisted by or
a high-pitched giggle everytime she dives underwater to weaponize a giant fish. She outright cackles after transforming into a gorgon.
* GorgeousGorgon: Can turn into one, yet still doesn't look that bad despite the scary upgrade.
* HartmanHips: She's got
some sort of giant monster (or being one nice wide hips that she loves to begin with). Additionally, her final sashay around.
* MsFanservice: She's quite the dish and she knows it. Her Gorgon
form is perhaps the most mundane in the game.
* CameBackStrong: Parodied.
doesn't look too bad either. [[GorgeousGorgon As part of the play she "dies" after the second phase complete with a costume change into an angel outfit and the actor portraying her husband crying tears of sorrow. Then she goes OneWingedAngel as detailed below.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: She'll do a spin dive kick for most of her attacks as well as send out a spinning parasol in the final phase.
* FieryRedhead: While her hair is usually blonde, the valkyrie cardboard cutout of her that serves as the third phase has red hair (and so does she in the death cards when you lose, where she's costumed as one).
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Get hit in the first phase and her Fiance will do a little heel click. Die, and he'll smile.
* HenpeckedHusband: The guy that portrays Sally's husband in the "play" just stands in the background acting cowardly, doing little to contribute to the battle except drive his wife in his car. That being said, [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther she does reward him with a smooch in the epilogue.
noted above.]]
* LargeHam: Her mannerisms really come OffWithHisHead: The final phase of her fight has her detacting her head off as over the top.
her body and floating though a spiked cave.
* OhCrap: When she uses a giant fish to send projectiles at you, she reacts in this way when it slips out of her hands. A more pronounced such reaction follows just before her eels shock her and trigger her second phase.
* OneWingedAngel: Also parodied. As mentioned several times, her gorgon form. Her floating head phase is more of a ClippedWingAngel due to not being as powerful and relying more on the surrounding environment to hurt you.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent:
She doesn't actually transform in can get zapped by some electric eels and turn into a gorgon, for one thing.
* PsychoElectricEel: Two of them appear during the 2nd phase, turning Cala Maria into a gorgon. More show up to assist
her third phase. It's just a cardboard prop that resembles her wearing something you would expect from an EasternRPG FinalBoss (thus, in battle too.
* PunnyName: Besides
the reason obvious "calamari" pun, Calamaria is a species of snake, and Cala Maria is a beach in Spain, so it's a parody). In pileup of puns!
* SeashellBra: Befitting a mermaid.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Strikes a model pose in
her final phase, she's literally dressed as an angel, but doesn't do any attacking herself intro and lets sways her umbrella do the work.
* ParasolOfPain: One that's tremendously versatile at that, playing roles such as "MookMaker", "teleporter", and "spinning top of death".
hips constantly.



** Like the final boss battle in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', Sally's third stage begins in the clouds, where she descends from the rafters as a painted angel backdrop sporting multiple purple wings. There's even cards in the upper-left corner that display her next attacks.
** Her battle may be a stylistic reference to ''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy''. Whereas that game's setting is a puppet show, Sally fights Cuphead during her vaudeville act.
* SmugSnake: Spends the entirety of her final phase smiling smugly as she takes in the audience's applause. Even before that, most of her death-quotes are self-aggrandizement or telling Cuphead to [[GreenEyedMonster get out of her spotlight]].
* StationaryBoss: The cardboard cutout in the third phase doesn't move ''or'' directly attack; all of its attacks come from other places on the stage.
* TrashTheSet: Quite literally; in the final phase, the stage is pretty much a mess as she sends her umbrella after you.
* {{Valkyries}}: She "transforms" into one in the third phase of her battle. We say "transforms" in quotes because it's not actually her; it's a cardboard prop that "casts" spells and is meant to stand in for her as Sally herself recovers for an encore performance. Though, given the sorts of transformations other bosses undergo, it may well be the case that she literally transformed into a cardboard cutout.

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** Like the final One to ''VideoGame/{{Parodius}}'', which likewise featured a giant mermaid with a green tail as a boss battle in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', Sally's third stage begins in the clouds, where she descends from the rafters ''Gokujyo Parodius''. As well as a painted angel backdrop sporting multiple purple wings. There's even cards giant gorgon boss in a later game, ''Sexy Parodius'', which itself was a shout out to ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'' since it was virtually a giant Medusa Head [[note]]Both Parodius and Castlevania were made by the upper-left corner that display same company: ''Creator/{{Konami}}''[[/note]].
** Additionally, when
her next attacks.
**
body turns to stone in her last phase, her head breaks off first, and then her arms. This causes the resulting torso to resemble the famous incomplete statue of Venus de Milo.
* SnakePeople: She takes on some serpentine features once she turns into a gorgon, gaining fangs, snake-like eyes, and a forked tongue. Even in her first phase, her undulating movements evoke the spirit of the trope.
* SpreadShot:
Her battle may be a stylistic reference to ''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy''. Whereas that game's setting is a puppet show, Sally fights Cuphead during her vaudeville act.
* SmugSnake: Spends the entirety of her final
first phase smiling smugly as she takes can use a spread shot via a red fish "weapon", and can also call in a turtle that fires mines into the audience's applause. Even before that, most air that explode into 8-way spikes. Her second phase has the respawning electric eels that fire spreads of her death-quotes are self-aggrandizement or telling Cuphead to [[GreenEyedMonster get out of her spotlight]].
5.
* StationaryBoss: The cardboard cutout Only during the second phase, where she loses the ability to retreat underwater.
* SwallowedWhole: Implied. She uses ghosts of dead sailors as a BreathWeapon.
* TakenForGranite: In her gorgon form, she can fire out a huge beam that'll turn our heroes into stone, which will put them in danger of getting hit by a real bullet if they're not quick to break out of their stoned forms. This eventually gets turned on her in her second-to-third phase transition, where her whole body (sans her head) turns to stone and crumbles into the ocean, forcing her to detach her own head and continue battling the boys. In simple difficulty, her entire body becomes completely petrified after her defeat.
* TheTease: Not only does she pose before the boys in her intro, but her game over card in her first phase definitely has her flirting with them as well.
-->"You are a cutie... I'm not sure if I should catch and release!"
* XRaySparks: When being electrocuted by the eels during the transition into the second phase.
* YourSizeMayVary: She's absolutely enormous during her battle, but relatively normal-sized
in the ending.
* UnexplainedRecovery: By the time you get to her
third phase doesn't move ''or'' directly attack; all of its attacks come from other places on the stage.
* TrashTheSet: Quite literally; in the final
phase, the stage her body has been completely shattered aside from her head, which is pretty now floating. And this is not even taking in an account her gorgon transformation. The ending shows that she's fine, back to her initial appearance, and also much a mess as she sends her umbrella after you.
* {{Valkyries}}: She "transforms" into one in the third phase of her battle. We say "transforms" in quotes because it's not actually her; it's a cardboard prop that "casts" spells
smaller, [[YourSizeMayVary apparently no taller than Cuphead and is meant to stand in for her as Sally herself recovers for an encore performance. Though, given the sorts of transformations other bosses undergo, it may well be the case that she literally transformed into a cardboard cutout.Mugman]].



[[folder:Dr. Kahl and his Robot]]
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A mad scientist piloting a giant robot (that's named as the debtor) that fights you in the junkyard in "Junkyard Jive".

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[[folder:Dr. Kahl and his Robot]]
[[folder:Sally Stageplay]]
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A mad scientist piloting a giant robot (that's named as the debtor) that fights
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An actress
you fight on a stage in the junkyard front of an live audience in "Junkyard Jive"."Dramatic Fanatic".



* AfterTheEnd: His level looks like a utter warzone. Justified, in that the fight takes place in a junkyard.
* BattleshipRaid: His robot's first phase is the only boss in the game with destructible "parts" on its body.
* BulletHell: The final phase has Dr. Kahl take out the gems, which fire massive spreads of bullets ''everywhere''.
* ClothingDamage: After defeating Dr. Kahl in his final phase, the resulting explosion blows all of his clothes off.
* DownInTheDumps: Fought in the junkyard.
* EvilLaugh: Delivers one in his final phase when using the gems.
* FrickinLaserBeams: Uses one in the first phase against you, and the gems he pulls out likewise shoot these out at you.
* HumongousMecha: Dr. Kahl's robot itself is a huge robot that he pilots to attack you.
* MadScientist: Looks the part with glasses, a lab coat, wild hair, mustache and beard, and crazy expressions.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His design may reference a caricature of [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] that was frequently used in late '30s and early '40s cartoons.
* OneWingedAngel: The robot becomes just a head in the final phase, with Kahl now being visible and using magical gems to fight.
* PetTheDog: His ''robot'' is the debtor, not him; he still helps it fight.
* PurpleIsPowerful: A genius scientist with purple hair.
* ShoutOut: A clear one to both [[Franchise/MegaMan Dr. Wily]] and [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Robotnik]] -- a spiky-haired mad scientist who uses robots and has his own flying capsule (what remains of his robot's head in the final phase even resembles a Wily Capsule), but later uses the power of gems and skull-motif bombs to attack you. His robot's design clearly takes after ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' (as in, the original book's take on the Giant's design, not the 1999 movie based on it). His name is a shout-out to legendary animator [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Milt Kahl]], as well.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Wears a pair of lime green glasses.
* SpreadShot: Once the laser on his head in the first phase is beaten, the robot gets the ability to spit out a spread of nuts and bolts. In the third phase, the boss attacks with a BulletHell version of this.
* StationaryBoss: The robot doesn't move in its first phase, but unlike other shoot-em-up bosses, you can't just open fire on it, since it has three weak spots on its body to destroy.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Neither he nor his robot are seen in the ending. Considering that you had to trash the robot (which he helps with fighting the Cup Brothers, seeing as the robot itself is the debtor) in order to obtain its soul contract, it's little wonder why Dr. Kahl wouldn't have much to celebrate about.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has purple hair.

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* AfterTheEnd: His level looks like a utter warzone. Justified, in that ActionDressRip: Bursts out of her wedding dress before the fight takes battle, though she's wearing a different dress underneath.
* AnachronismStew: The "play" in her battle starts out rather normally for the time period, but in her third phase, she "transforms" into what is essentially a [[EasternRPG JRPG]] final boss. So despite the game taking
place in a junkyard.
1930's cartoon, her play manages to reference games that would come out about six decades later.
* BattleshipRaid: His robot's first AttentionWhore: Sally certainly seems like this doesn't she? Calls herself a starlet, tells you not to get in the way of her performance, and in the final phase of her fight, she doesn't even focus on Cuphead, she's too busy drinking up the applause from the audience.
* ArtShift: In the third phase of her battle, she appears as a cardboard prop, which
is drawn with watercolors and [[LimitedAnimation limited animation]] rather than the usual fluid ink animation.
* AllPartOfTheShow: The whole battle is treated as just part of the play she's in. Her third phase even has her sending out cardboard props at you.
* BadassNormal: Pretty much
the only boss who fights without being assisted by or transforming into some sort of giant monster (or being one to begin with). Additionally, her final form is perhaps the most mundane in the game game.
* CameBackStrong: Parodied. As part of the play she "dies" after the second phase complete
with destructible "parts" on its body.
a costume change into an angel outfit and the actor portraying her husband crying tears of sorrow. Then she goes OneWingedAngel as detailed below.
* BulletHell: The EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: She'll do a spin dive kick for most of her attacks as well as send out a spinning parasol in the final phase.
* FieryRedhead: While her hair is usually blonde, the valkyrie cardboard cutout of her that serves as the third
phase has Dr. Kahl take out the gems, which fire massive spreads of bullets ''everywhere''.
* ClothingDamage: After defeating Dr. Kahl in his final phase, the resulting explosion blows all of his clothes off.
* DownInTheDumps: Fought
red hair (and so does she in the junkyard.
* EvilLaugh: Delivers one in his final phase
death cards when using the gems.
you lose, where she's costumed as one).
* FrickinLaserBeams: Uses one FunnyBackgroundEvent: Get hit in the first phase against you, and the gems he pulls out likewise shoot these out at you.
her Fiance will do a little heel click. Die, and he'll smile.
* HumongousMecha: Dr. Kahl's robot itself is a huge robot HenpeckedHusband: The guy that he pilots to attack you.
* MadScientist: Looks
portrays Sally's husband in the part "play" just stands in the background acting cowardly, doing little to contribute to the battle except drive his wife in his car. That being said, [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther she does reward him with glasses, a lab coat, wild hair, mustache and beard, and crazy expressions.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: His design may reference a caricature of [[Creator/MarxBrothers Groucho Marx]] that was frequently used
smooch in late '30s and early '40s cartoons.
the epilogue.]]
* LargeHam: Her mannerisms really come off as over the top.
* OneWingedAngel: The robot becomes Also parodied. She doesn't actually transform in her third phase. It's just a head in cardboard prop that resembles her wearing something you would expect from an EasternRPG FinalBoss (thus, the reason it's a parody). In her final phase, with Kahl now being visible she's literally dressed as an angel, but doesn't do any attacking herself and using magical gems to fight.
* PetTheDog: His ''robot'' is
lets her umbrella do the debtor, not him; he still helps it fight.
work.
* PurpleIsPowerful: A genius scientist with ParasolOfPain: One that's tremendously versatile at that, playing roles such as "MookMaker", "teleporter", and "spinning top of death".
* ShoutOut:
** Like the final boss battle in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', Sally's third stage begins in the clouds, where she descends from the rafters as a painted angel backdrop sporting multiple
purple hair.
* ShoutOut: A clear one to both [[Franchise/MegaMan Dr. Wily]] and [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog Dr. Robotnik]] -- a spiky-haired mad scientist who uses robots and has his own flying capsule (what remains of his robot's head
wings. There's even cards in the upper-left corner that display her next attacks.
** Her battle may be a stylistic reference to ''VideoGame/DynamiteHeaddy''. Whereas that game's setting is a puppet show, Sally fights Cuphead during her vaudeville act.
* SmugSnake: Spends the entirety of her
final phase even resembles a Wily Capsule), but later uses the power of gems and skull-motif bombs to attack you. His robot's design clearly smiling smugly as she takes after ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant'' (as in, the original book's take on the Giant's design, not the 1999 movie based on it). His name is a shout-out to legendary animator [[Creator/DisneysNineOldMen Milt Kahl]], as well.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Wears a pair of lime green glasses.
* SpreadShot: Once the laser on his head
in the first phase is beaten, the robot gets the ability audience's applause. Even before that, most of her death-quotes are self-aggrandizement or telling Cuphead to spit [[GreenEyedMonster get out a spread of nuts and bolts. In the third phase, the boss attacks with a BulletHell version of this.
her spotlight]].
* StationaryBoss: The robot cardboard cutout in the third phase doesn't move in ''or'' directly attack; all of its first attacks come from other places on the stage.
* TrashTheSet: Quite literally; in the final
phase, but unlike other shoot-em-up bosses, you can't just open fire on it, since it has three weak spots on its body to destroy.
the stage is pretty much a mess as she sends her umbrella after you.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Neither he nor his robot are seen {{Valkyries}}: She "transforms" into one in the ending. Considering that you had to trash the robot (which he helps with fighting the Cup Brothers, seeing as the robot itself is the debtor) third phase of her battle. We say "transforms" in order to obtain its soul contract, quotes because it's little wonder why Dr. Kahl wouldn't have much not actually her; it's a cardboard prop that "casts" spells and is meant to celebrate about.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Has purple hair.
stand in for her as Sally herself recovers for an encore performance. Though, given the sorts of transformations other bosses undergo, it may well be the case that she literally transformed into a cardboard cutout.



!!! The King's Court
[[folder: General]]
Mini bosses that are under the command of King Dice. You have to fight a few of them in order to finally fight King Dice himself.

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!!! The King's Court
[[folder: General]]
Mini bosses that are under
[[folder:Phantom Express]]
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A haunted train comprised of
the command Blind Specter, an eyeless ghost; T-bone, a skeletal conductor; the Blaze Brothers, two giant animate chairs; and finally, the train's living engine, the Head of King Dice. the Train. You have to fight a few of them on a rail cart in order to finally fight King Dice himself.
"Railroad Wrath".



* OptionalBoss: A skilled player can manipulate the dice enough to only fight just three of them.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: They don't even have multiple forms; they're all just stepping stones to get to King Dice.

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* OptionalBoss: A skilled player can manipulate AnimateInanimateObject: In the dice enough to only third phase, the heroes fight just three against a pair of them.
chairs with faces protruding from the wagons, and during the final phase, they fight the train's engine.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: They don't even AfterlifeExpress: Inhabited by many spectral beings who attack you.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: In the final phase, you must parry off the engine's tail to expose his boiler core and shoot at that.
* BreathWeapon: The Blaze Brothers in the third phase attack you by breathing columns of fire.
* DemBones: The second phase sends out T-bone, a giant skeleton conductor to try and crush you.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: The Blind Specter in the first phase has eyes it can shoot out from its palms... and yet ironically, it never has an eye in its actual socket.
** EyelessFace: This is of course contrasted by the one eye socket that's actually in its face remaining completely empty at all times.
* SentientVehicle: Aside from the fact that the train ''owes the Devil its soul'', the train engine itself attacks the heroes in the final phase.
* ShoutOut: The final phase could be one to Sleeper Brakeman's fight from ''VideoGame/NoituLove 2'', involving a train engine on legs with an object at its back which has to be hit in order to make the boss vulnerable. Doom Train from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' may also
have multiple forms; they're all just stepping stones been an inspiration, since you start fighting the "guests", then the conductor and finally the train itself. Even the Game Over text claiming it is meant only for the dead is something said once in Final Fantasy 6 when the group arrives at the train station.
* [[SpiderTank Spider Engine]]: At the final phase, the engine stops the train
to get reappear galloping like a horse with [[RubberHoseLimbs spindly legs]].
* StationaryBoss: Unlike the other parts of the boss, the Blind Specter stays on the right side of the screen and doesn't require moving the handcart
to King Dice.hit it. It compensates by tossing eyeballs that block shots.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Head of the Train, T-bone, and the Blaze Brothers aren't seen in the epilogue (indeed, the latter are seen melting upon defeat). The Blind Specter from the first phase does, though, perhaps on behalf of the entire train.
* {{Youkai}}: All of the ghosts inhabiting the Phantom Express are subtly based on different types of youkai. The Blind Specter is based on ''tenome'', an eyeless old man with eyeballs on his hands; T-bone is based on ''gashadokuro'', a giant skeleton; the Blaze Brothers appear to be based on ''wanyuudou'', flaming oxcart wheels with screaming faces; and the Head of the Train is based on ''oboroguruma'', oxcarts with faces found on roads late at night.



[[folder: Tipsy Troop]]
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A martini, a shot glass filled with whiskey, and a bottle of cognac fought on a regular table.

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!!! The King's Court
[[folder: Tipsy Troop]]
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A martini, a shot glass filled with whiskey, and a bottle
General]]
Mini bosses that are under the command
of cognac fought on King Dice. You have to fight a regular table.few of them in order to finally fight King Dice himself.


Added DiffLines:

* OptionalBoss: A skilled player can manipulate the dice enough to only fight just three of them.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: They don't even have multiple forms; they're all just stepping stones to get to King Dice.
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[[folder: Tipsy Troop]]
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A martini, a shot glass filled with whiskey, and a bottle of cognac fought on a regular table.
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[[{{Satan}} The ruler of Hell]] and a collector of souls. He wins a Craps game against Cuphead and Mugman, but supposedly agrees to spare them if they do his bidding.

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[[{{Satan}} The ruler of Hell]] and a collector of souls. He wins a Craps game against Cuphead and Mugman, but supposedly agrees to spare them if they do his bidding. Fights you in "One Hell of a Time".
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