Cuphead has been in my head for quite a while, so I’ve thought of exploiting some designs and things that haven’t (or have been used as) ocs and fan-character. Here, let me introduce you to my future Cuphead Oc— Persephone (Or maybe Periwinkle if I rename her) the Puppet!
Her outfit and design was hard to come up with. The lines and joints are hard to draw also, because she’s a puppet
But anyways, Persephone (Might rename her to Periwinkle) is the beautiful masterpiece of a former Ballet instructor and puppeteer owning an opera theater, who has passed away months after her creation. Persi (or Peri, if I’m to rename her) was the sole heir to her ‘fathers’ career. Her father has lived most of his life with ballet dancers and fellow puppeteers such as himself. He never had a spouse, nor did he adopt a child. At the age of his late 60’s (maybe 67 or 69) he decided, thinking he needed to create his own ‘child’ as he looked back on his previous creations. He fashioned and polished her body and form from Pur white Ivory, while her Chocolate Brown hair was dyed dogs fur. He had worked on her for months, with little rest and no stop.
When she was finished, he was happy with the result, although one thing was missing: the lifespark in her form, and eyes. He knew it wouldn’t be the same if she were just one of his very collection of puppets, he needed her to be alive; to breathe, walk, and talk. So, knowing what consequences he had, he went in the devils casino and pledged a deal with the devil. He wanted the devil to bring life to his creation, and the devil accepted, but in one condition: that he will work and do as the devil says, for he will be his sole servant for eternity. The puppeteer accepted, not knowing that that isn’t all that the devil had planned: the devil, not mentioning this to the pupetteer for he is cunning and deceptive, that if the puppeteer dies, his binding deal will be passed on to his ‘daughter’. But, when the puppeteer came, he was happy to see his own version of a ‘daughter’, alive and moving, with the puppet able to feel feelings and express them. For months he spent time teaching his ‘daughter’ what he has learned althroughout the years in the opera and as a Ballet instructor, and she learned quickly as she too, adapted to her new surroundings. The puppeteer named her “Persephone”, but also calling her “Peri” or “Periwinkle”.
But, as time passed, her ‘father’ died of old age, and his binding pledge had been passed to Persephone. King Dice came to her Opera, which she owns now, and he informs her that her fathers binding pldege has now passed to her, so she needs to move to the Devils Casino since she is now the property of the Devil, which is the reason why King Dice came for her. Persephone was still naiive and shy those times, trying to refuse although gave in the moment King Dice threatens her. So, she moved to the Casino, meeting the Devil upon her entrance, and he greets her with a kind gesture and a kiss on her wooden palm, complimenting she looks “Marvelously astounding.”, as he saw she was attractive and greaceful with the way she walked and spoke, causing the devil to take interest in her. But Persephone was one to be wary around suspicious people, so she looked unperturbed, but scared as she saw him do this to her, knowing her ‘father’ warned her to be cautious with people, even ones she just met.
For the rest of her months in the casino, she danced for entertainment there, but recieved backlash from the ones requesting for her to dance, seeing that her ballet dance was too ‘boring’ and ‘An eye-sore’, also she was scared to dance in front of many people, due to her father fearing debtors would try wanting to buy a living, life-sized puppet such as her for money and show. These times often caused her to break down on stage. At the same time those times the devil offered her to only dance for him, seeing she was too sensitive to dance in front of people too. She accepted, but immediately refused to come after an evening event that caused her to become even more sensitive and emotional. When she refused, the devil came up to her and asked what was wrong, but she denied trying to tell him what’s wrong with her. The devil tried and tried, but she kept refusing. This, enraged him and lashed out at her, forcing her to run away out of the casino. Seeking refuge only in her old Opera house where it was secluded deep in the woods, she dances there when no one will ever watch her dance, and will stay there confided inside the walls for fear of being found. The devil is still searching for her, knowing she will pay for she escaped the casino and is in debt to him and will serve him. For this, he ordered his staff to go on a search party for her, with King Dice taking the lead.
For years she’s still secluded inside her old Opera home, and no one has found her. Not yet, at least.
Man that was some long backstory
buut yeah, I think she might be my future Cuphead oc somehow??
maybe, probably, but mostly maybe.Edit: Edited the drawing, now it’s fixed .
Art by www.deviantart.com/miralynnmag…