The father is dead
It turns out his wounds were more severe than he'd thought. Cube, the demon
butler is the one who interacts with the townsfolk for you, and possibly with your daughter, as well.
- It's possible he just strolled out of Hell; it's only a few miles outside town, anyway.
- She is your daughter and you've come back from the grave to raise her.
- Or this is your task in Purgatory.
Everyone is dead
...and in purgatory
Why Cube serves you Theory 1
So, we never find out why Cube is serving you. But we do know that the hero fought against Lucifon's army of demons. So, I was wondering. What if the hero killed Cube's parents when he was just a baby, and then realizing he left a baby orphaned, he took him in. But realizing how contradictory it would seem to raise a demon after what he did, he decided for the sake of appearances to put the child in service to him. (it would put Cube in perfect marrying age for the daughter too)
- Jossed: Supplementary materials imply that Lucifon explicitely sent Cube to serve the Player Character as aknowledgement of his victory.
It takes place in the same universe/time and place as Berserk
First of all, the father is a wandering swordsman
, of which the world of Berserk
is chock full with. The two main characters, Guts and Griffith, both are mercenaries, suggesting that the father/player character might be either of those. Then, of course, there is the war against demons, who are also not exactly rare in Berserk
, and especially hell being so damn close, which might point to Berserk
's Eclipse. Also, in both works everyone seems to be totally a-okay with said demons and other magical stuff, as though they are already used to it, even though magic users are rare and magical beasts are horrifying. The kings on both works are Dirty Old Men
, and while in Berserk the king has a crush on his daughter Charlotte
, the father in Princess Maker can marry his daugher
. Last but not least, the Anachronism Stew
of both works looks remarkably similar with its weird mixture of medieval to Rococo influences. The red Rococo-esque gown one can purchase for the daughter even looks quite similar to one Caska wears at a ball.
Of course, this heaps a whole new layer of Fridge Horror
unto the whole father/daughter thing.