These Skullgirls Characters Won The First Round Of Voting

By Ishaan . April 8, 2013 . 4:40pm

Lab Zero Games have announced the results of the first round of voting for Skullgirls’ third mystery character. The top 16 characters as voted for by the community, in alphabetical order, are as follows:






Black Dahlia:




Brain Drain:























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  • evilmoogle

    Beowulf baby!

    • urbanscholar


  • sibarraz

    stanley + minette team fish let’s go

  • Draparde

    Yes~! feng :D…now i just hope she makes it even farther!


    • Just Tim

      I expect Shark Fin Soup jokes aimed at him!

  • EggmaniMN

    Aeon, Venus, and Molly, the ultimate fighting goddess trio. Any who oppose them are wrong.

    • JustThisOne

      Hee hee, I wanted to choose Aeon and Venus too, so I could run the Trinity team with Double. :>

  • Solomon_Kano

    Beowulf, Molly, and Brain Drain are still in! Yes! Go! Go! Go!

  • PenguinPlayer

    Stanley, aw yeah.

    How could anyone dislike a science shark?

  • DuskSharkEX

    Go go Stanley!

  • Freud_Hater

    Aeon, Panzerfaust and Brain Drain are my favourites. Panzerfaust just looks super badass *___*

  • Wafflenaut

    Vote Annie!

  • Shadowman

    Can’t wait to see them in action.

  • Detrimont

    of course 2 of the goddess trinity made it.
    But yay for Beowulf

  • Sakurazaki

    Aeon and B. Dahlia, lets go!

  • ResidentMetroid

    Voted for Stanley, Minette and Aeon.

    Needs more Sharks.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    3 of my 4 made it to the next round. Pretty confident they will proceed to the round of 8 too.

    • Armane

      Same here. Sad to see Yu-Wan go out, but it was to be expected. Pretty sure at least one of my other choices will be out of the running after this poll though.

  • For the love of Samson, keep Scythana on a roll! :(

  • z_merquise

    I hope Panzerfaust would made it. He looked so cool and I really love his design.

    I read the profile for Venus and I’m surprised to see Mistral from Metal Gear Rising as one of her gameplay inspiration. Now I wonder how she’ll be like if she end up winning the poll.

    Panzerfaust is still my top choice but all of them are very interesting, honestly.

  • They all look like winners in my book.

    Although, I’m pulling for Minette!

  • kool_cid414

    Sniff* D violet and Mrs. Victoria I won’t forget you :(

  • Muffum

    Adam and Taliesin were the two I was really pulling for. Then they got eliminated first round. I had a sad.

  • Crazy_O

    Really like Aeon, she is my favourite character. Panzerfaust needs to be in this game too. Final spot for me is Marie… sry I could never resist a maid. Never.

    • JustThisOne

      I thought so too, until I spent hours trying to beat her when I first got this game. :P

      (Yes, I really am that bad at fighting games.)

      • AkuLord3

        That does mean you suck, Marie is a pretty cheap boss especially on her last form. She’s less cheap now after the patch (on Ps3 of course…news on 360 patch is coming real soon though)

  • Rohan Viajar

    aww yeah molly, issac, and black dahlia.
    all the ones I wanted.

  • Suriel Cruz

    Isaac & B. Dahlia, period.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    badass, Now lets change the title of the game

    • miju

      Because it totally isn’t about everyone trying to kill the Skullgirl anymore because there are male characters.

    • Asura

      Smash BROS. SAMURAI Showdown. KING of Fighters. VAMPIRE Savior. Do you need a longer list or are you ready to STFU?

  • ffboi7

    Stanley made it! YES!! Lets hope he makes it all the way through :D

  • Astrotrain

    We have to get rid of that shark.

  • Internet is Crash

    I find it weird to have a dude make it in a female only roster in a game called ‘Skull Girls’. I hope Scythana makes it in coz she’s inspired from Cody and Jonathan Joestar :D

    • JustThisOne

      Nah, Skullgirls is only called that because it’s about Skullgirls, not because it’s a female-only roster. :>

      You should vote for another guy for Big Band, if you’re worried he’s lonely. :P

      • Internet is Crash

        Hmm I wonder how will the storyline will go for the guys since the skull heart is an artifact to be used by women, right? waitaminute…..Double is considered female right? totally forgot about that character :V

        • Cellsai

          Out of the 8 playable in Skullgirls only three of them used it in their stories. The rest destroyed it or just let it be.

    • Cellsai

      King of Fighters’ female characters have always bugged me too. Same with Smash Bros.

      • JustThisOne

        Smash Sis doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, don’tcha think? :3

        • miju

          It was “Super Bash Sisters” according to Palutena.

      • Zhizn Snake

        The Monarch of Fighters and Super Smash Siblings! lol

      • Internet is Crash

        I know right? Peach, Zelda, Samus, and Nana ruined the roster

  • JustThisOne

    Venus, my girl, you’re going to make it big!

  • Andrew McDowell

    I’ve never even heard of this game. it looks like a cool fighter, how would you guys rate the game compared to something like Blazblue?

    • Cellsai

      Try out the demo on XBLA and PSN for yourself! ;D

      I much prefer the gameplay in Skullgirls. It’s a lot looser than BB’s.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    *sees Scythana’s picture*

    Looks like Cody got himself a girlfriend.

  • Nee Nee

    Stanley pls.

  • raymk

    These were some pretty good choices, I’d say Aeon is my #1 favorite followed by Black Dahlia, Stanley and Molly.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Stanley is there. All is well.

  • Lazulis

    Aeon, Marie and Feng made it! My fourth pick didn’t…

    Hehe, Beowolf’s fighting style…”not Kanji”.

  • CirnoLakes


    Also, to a smaller degree..


    Not even sorry for Greentexting. So happy right now. My favourite characters stand a chance.

  • puppyloveb

    WOOOO! All of the ones I voted for made it in! But Eliza is the winner of this contest in the long run…you all know it bwhahaha…also annie, minette and molly for runner ups I say!

  • biskmater

    I just hope Minette makes it.

  • Just Tim

    My Top 3:


    I hope to see these three on the Final Four round.

  • CirnoLakes

    Come on Siliconera. You know you want to vote for Annie.

    Believe in the Annie that believes in you.

  • Shariest

    How did Scytella get to this round -_-‘

  • ParrotProphet

    Just between you and me, I really want Issac and Beowolf. However, by the time the voting was done I got some extra money. IE, no donation from me. :(

    I can’t vote, but I hope those two make it in. Though Feng, Stanley, Black Dahlia, Umbrella, and Brain Drain are some favorites of mine as well.

  • James Reilly

    Isaac, Annie, and Umbrella go

  • Go, Issac, Panzer, Aeon and Annie! Go!

  • Yuriangels

    Have are my’s, Stanley: because his a bad-ass shark, Umbrella: because you know Umbrella!, Minette: because she is sooooooooo cute, and finally Isaac: because he is black and he use’s time. I hope they all win!!

  • SpecDotSign

    C’mon guys. Molly. Woooo.

  • Aeon, Eliza, and Venus here.

  • Hinataharem

    I would love it if these guys were the final roster. But that would require so much more money.

    • Testsubject909

      Here’s hoping they get funding for a sequel… and eventually turn Skullgirls into a franchise with possibilities of new series or spiritual sequels so that they can play around with other projects that they might want to do.

  • Vash bane

    *input joke*
    waiting for that name change

  • Zhizn Snake

    Dammit, all 4 of the characters I first voted for didn’t make it.. >..>’

    I have to do some research before I vote now.. I really don’t have much of an idea from just looking at them >.> but I admit I do have something against lolis, so that makes it even harder… some seem interesting but no one I’d wanna try to main.

    • Testsubject909

      Shame about Ms Victoria.

    • miju

      What do you mean half the characters are lolis it’s only Umbrella and Annie. That’s only two out of sixteen.

      • Zhizn Snake

        Feng, Aeon, Minette, Marie… I exaggerated still, but yeah those are lolis in my eyes.

        • miju

          I just don’t like the “Anyone with less than a visible B cup is loli!” mentality. That’s all.

          • Zhizn Snake

            No, any girl who looks like a young teen or younger is a loli to me, and that’s how the these 6 mentioned look to me. If I was going simply off cup size I would have mentioned even more of the females listed here, like Venus. Although yes, I think it doesn’t make any sense of lolis to have more than b cups, lol, but no a b cup does not make any female into a loli.

  • Kristoffer Brandberg

    My money is on Brain Drain, Black Dahlia and Panzerfaust. Brain Drain and Black Dahlia is pretty interesting characters who has been involved with several key characters in the dark, so it would be interesting development. Panzerfaust is just pure badass! XD

  • M’iau M’iaut

    It seems lots of lollies made the first cut.

    • CirnoLakes

      I won’t lie.

      It brings a smile to my face.

    • miju

      Only two. That counts as “lots”?

  • Raltrios

    Come on, Stanley! You can’t lose with SCIENCE behind you !

  • Shadowman

    Give me Venus, Scythana, Minette, Feng, Eliza, Brain Drain, and Beowulf and ill be happy.

  • evilmajikman

    Disappointed D.Violet didn’t make it in. I didnt want to vote for a 3rd character on round 2 just because only 2 of the ones I wanted made it to round 2.

  • Oooh, Black Dahlia looks awesomeee

  • I would think that Marie, Minette, Umbrella, and Aeon would have higher priority since they’re technically IN the game already just not PLAYABLE. Oh well, hoping on Marie, Annie, and Umbrella (Loli is power) and possibly Aeon, I love her character design (which makes or breaks all games for me, bad design=worst game evar)

    • CirnoLakes

      You have superb taste.

      • Testsubject909

        Not sure why downvote.

  • Ixbran


    Heres hoping that he, Beowulf, Panzerfaust, Brain Drain and Isaac continue getting high votes. This game needs more than just one male character for me.

    People make complaints about an all male, or majority male, game being a “Sausage Fest”, and for me Skullgirls is a “Fish Market” equivalent. I personally hope all the remaining spaces only go to male characters to add diversity to the current cast.

    • CirnoLakes

      I think it’s less about individual ‘majority male’ games in particular, and more about the gaming industry being a ‘sausage fest’.

      I have more to say on the matter as an explanation. But I think that sums up my perspective pretty well.

      • Ixbran

        Well as i said its just my personal opinion. As of right now none of the original Skullgirls characters are all that appealing to me. And I am not fond of how under-dressed a lot of the female characters are. And I dislike it for the same reason i dislike Arcana Heart, lack of diversity. I cant stand games that have multiple playable characters, but only focuses on one gender, male or female. The concept and ideas put into Skullgirls are awesome dont get me wrong, but yet again the fact that most of the characters are nearly naked females with giant boobs and constant jiggle physics is a major turn off for me. Its almost as bad as Dead or Alive, but as I said, Almost.

        Skullgirls actually takes their designs and makes them humorous and funny with some things its easy to look past the sexualization of its characters. Where as DoA its all just about putting girls in as little clothing as possible.

        I want to play Skullgirls badly, Very badly. However in its current state, the cast of characters does not interest me in the slightest, the only thing I’d get the game for is Peacock and Big Band, and it would be a big waste of money to buy a game for only just two character. Aside from that nothing else compels me to get the game.

        I stand by what i said before, Skullgirls, along with games like Hyperdimensionneptunia and Arcana Heart are the Sausage Fest female equivalent, a “Fish Market”. Too much sausage will make a person sick to their stomach, and the smell of too much fish in one room will make a person vomit. I need a balance between the two before i touch anything. Yes I know it severely limits my gaming options, but its my personal belief that males and females deserve equal treatment within gaming industry.

        • Testsubject909

          It leaves me to beg the question.

          What is equal? What would be considered equal?

          When you look at the grand scheme of things and the many, many minute little details in how we interact towards each other based on gender, how we interpret our roles in society due to our gender, how we naturally instinctively react to another’s gender and to our own gender, to the many differing responsibilities, expectations and norms to each genders, the pros and cons associated to each genders, the social stigma that plagues both genders.

          The best I can imagine we could possibly hope for is political equality. Social equality is a dream within a pipe dream, an impossibility and a constant never ending struggle that seeks to eliminate our own gender diversity with it’s many goods and bads and will never truly fully achieve it’s rather oddly vague goals due to far too many differing opinions and goals within this vaguely overreaching and at times ill-defined by the public popular opinion social party.

          I’m all for striving for equality. But realty is that it’ll never come to be.

          Say you see me punch a girl to protect a guy… Yeah, if I was punching a guy to protect a girl, no problem. Doing that though would land me a lot of trouble based specifically on their gender. I know it’s an odd example, but it’s one I need to put up because there are still many women out there who shield themselves with their, as most people would see it, lower social status to victimize themselves so to dominate the situation, which further leads to those stereotypical ideas that women are manipulative powers to be feared or the image of a woman being the true power behind a man and etc etc, which if we do strive for equality means that a man would need to gain that same image while a woman would need to gain a man’s image and that’s also impossible since neither can maintain the same image. So those two social images would need to be eliminated entirely.

          Doing so though causes a new trouble, what neutral image would be applied upon both genders? Generalization is a learning tool utilized fairly often and done so subconsciously, far from everyone is capable of achieving a higher level education socially or academically or politically or psychologically or spiritually to suddenly….


          Eh you know what? I came here to just say WOOOOO!! SKULLGIRL CHARACTER!

          So I’ma leave it at that.

          This neverending… thing… I’ma leave it at just me stopping myself.

        • I pre-ordered Anarchy Reigns purely for the reason of playing as Bayonetta ¯(°_o)/¯

          First off I’d like to ask (this may be rude) but are you a female or male? Also, pretty sure the only characters in this game that have what you refer to as “giant boobs” is Valentine and Cerebella, but that depends on what you find “giant”. Plus IDT the game has what you would call “constant jiggle” physics. Sure there will be those times when the branch will sway in the wind, but it’s not to the point that you are basically playing DoAX2. Plus the only people who are scantily clothed are again, Cerebella and Valentine, IF YOU CAN EVEN CALL THAT SCANTILY CLOTHED. And to that Arcana Hearts comment, wrong. You must have a warped definition of “diversity” or didn’t play the game long enough (or at all) to learn the characters to think that Arcana Hearts has no diversity. Each have their own personality, movesets, and fashion sense. Saying they have no diversity is like going into a fashion show and saying “THEY’RE ALL WEARING THE SAME CLOTHES.”

          I’m sorry if I come across as being extremely pissy or hitting the wrong points, but I loved SkullGirls in its original form. Finding it was like finding Arcana Hearts, a sanctuary from the sausage-filled games of America. Saying that you want to “balance” its gender ratio is just plain stupid; you want a male fighter, go play Street Fighter or Tekken, they’ll have your “gender ratios”. Also saying that the remaining spots should go to all male character is plain selfish. There are a lot of people out there that have their own opinions and apparently want more female characters in the game and if that’s what the majority wants, its what they should get. Personally I think that the game should stay as an all female cast game and SCREW BIG BAND, but the populace has given funds so he can enter the game so I’ll just sit back, not pay for his DLC (or ignore his square on the roster) and enjoy the other female characters of the game.

          Also just an add-on, pretty sure the laws of reality (equal treatment of the sexes) do not apply to the gaming industry.

        • Just Tim

          LOL Bro, you sound like that tourney player Yipes, given his well-documented dislike of Arcana Heart. :P

  • Aeon, Annie, and Venus~ <3

    Though in a 'perfect world', everyone should be in the game, really. Will be such a shame to see such amazing characters going to waste. ;_;

  • >No Hubrecht


  • Uso Ewin

    Panzerfaust is no Zaku boy. No Zaku

  • Beowulf. Stanley, Brain Brain, Venus, Molly.

    This is relevant to my interests!

    • Testsubject909

      But not all of them can make it through… Time to break your heart a bit and pick an absolute favorite.

      • My brains says Beowulf but my penis says Venus.
        Decissions… decissions…

        If any of the ones I mentioned win then I’ll be happy either way lol.

        • Testsubject909

          And what does your gut say?

          Edit: PS. My brain says Stanley and my penis says Eliza.

        • @Testsubject909:disqus If you two were women it would be the other way around…or both. Probably both.

  • ivanchu77

    GO MARIE!! I hope she wins.

    • Christopher Nunes

      I have and I will continue to do so.

  • Tsunamori Nanashi


    Stanley looks cool too

    • Christopher Nunes

      I’m voting for her as well!

  • Neppygear

    Beowulf, babe. So proud.

  • Yay shark man!

  • Christopher Nunes

    Three of the characters I voted for made it in! Minette, Bloody Marie, and Umbrella! ^_^

  • Testsubject909

    Is it wrong of me I want all of them in there? Unrealistic I know.

    Maybe in Skullgirls 2 in a few years.

  • Ixbran

    Just so y’all know the voting has continued beyond this for quite a while, and now there are only 8 characters left to vote for.

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