Tear Jerker / Shantae

  • Asking around the Zombie Caravan in the original Shantae reveals that none of the other Zombies like or even trust Rottytops and her brothers. Knowing that, is it any wonder that she gets attached to Shantae so quickly?
  • In Pirate's Curse, you learn from her dead human soul in the afterlife that Rottytops really wants to be Shantae's friend, but feels she keeps screwing up.
  • At the end of Pirate's Curse, the Pirate Master asks Shantae which of the Genies was her mother. Unfortunately, the Pirate Master is the very reason why she does not know her mother.
  • Shantae's self-esteem seems to be sinking lower and lower with each passing game. You just want to give her a hug.

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