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Penelope is a character owned by Aurelien Regard and is one of the 7 characters unlocked from the start. She comes from a game called The Next Penelope.[1]

Character Origin Edit

Penelope is an extraordinary pilot, cruising through space with her spaceship despite missing an arm. In The Next Penelope, she's looking for her spouse, Odysseus, who mysteriously vanished.

Trophy Quote Edit

"After her hometown of Ithica is savagely attacked, Penelope is sent on a quest by her conqueror, Poseidon, as a bargain to keep her people safe. With nothing but her race ship in tow, she must search the galaxies for her husband Odysseus after his 10 year absence." ― Penelope's Trophy Description.
"Penelope was forced to flee Ithica in one of Odysseus's old ships. To her dismay, it's defense systems were offline , which forced her to reequip it while evading pursuit. It is now tricked out with Vampire Mines, blasters, a harpoon, and a teleportation mechanism." ― Penelope's Ship's Trophy Description.

Summary Edit

05- Penelope – Indie Pogo

05- Penelope – Indie Pogo

Penelope is a mobile rushdown character that excels at rushing opponents with constant close-range pressure. Her Vampire Mines allow her to lock down areas of a stage with ease, in addition to offering self-sustain and an escape option. With her rapid mobility in the form of Smashboost Engine and Static Teleport, she can be a tough target to pin down.

Moveset Edit

Side Melee : Penelope performs a graceful kick in front of her, dealing 4 damage.

Up Melee : Penelope performs an upward stomp with her legs, dealing 5 damage.

Down Melee : Penelope performs a hatchet kick downward, dealing 4 damage.

Grounded Charge | Bullet Spray : Penelope charges her left arm and then shoots a volley of laser bullets. Each bullets deals 2 damage, and the number of bullets increase with charge. Bullets can ricochet off walls. The bullets also have the property of increasing the size of any Vampire Mine when shot at it.

Neutral Special | Vampire Mine : Penelope shoots a Vampiric Mine and moves to the opposite direction. The move can be angled in all directions and correspond to the direction where Penelope will go. The Mine will explode on contact and deals 4 damage, or 6 damage when charged. It also restores 2 HP to Penelope. It is a defensive as well as a stage control tool.

Side Special | Smashboost Engine : Just like her ship's Smashboost ability in The Next Penelope, Penelope boosts forward at high speed. This move doesn't do damage but is useful for covering long distances as well as extending combos.

Up Special | Static Teleport : Penelope aims an electric arrow and then teleports to its location. The teleportation is quick and invulnerable and does 7 damage. While aiming, Penelope will stay in the air for a while, but she is vulnerable. The teleportation causes a wave that sends any nearby Mine to a direction. The wave also pushes opponents away.

Down Special | Harpoon: Penelope shoots a grappling hook. The attack does 8 damage and sends the enemy above you. It can be used to get down on the ground quickly, as well as killing the enemy early near the top blastzone. It can be aimed at a Vampire Mine to bring it closer to Penelope.

SUPER | Ship Assault : Penelope sends out her spaceship on the battlefield. The spaceship deals 10 damage and drops a lot of Vampiric Mines on the stage, which will soon fall on the ground and explode.

Alternate Skins Edit

06-skins+
Skin Name Description
Pene1
Blue Based off Penelope’s appearance in The Next Penelope (Base Skin).
Pene2
Red Based off the color of the Player 2 ship in multiplayer.
Pene3
Green Based off the color of the Player 3 ship in multiplayer.
Pene4
Orange Based off the color of the Player 4 ship in multiplayer.
Pene5
Purple Based off the color of the Player 5 ship in singleplayer.
Pene6
Black Could possibly be based off of the color palette of Poseidon, the antagonist of The Next Penelope.

Competitive PlayEdit

AttributesEdit

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Excellent mobility
  • Reliable chip damage with Grounded Charge
  • Swift, reliable Melees
  • SUPER is a great engage tool/finisher
  • Vampire Mines can be great pressure/stage control tools
  • Has a pretty decently sized hurtbox
  • Unreliable SUPER when opponents are on the right side of the stage
  • Reactive play in order to combo with Harpoon, as knockback can be DI'd

Techs and StrategiesEdit

  • Mine Jumps: You can use Vampire Mine's momentum as a makeshift Triple Jump. This is used best when keeping a combo going.
  • Static Teleport: Allows you to teleport through terrain. This can be used best on stages like Retro Zone or Space Junction, where you can mix-up your teleport to recover or approach.

Update History Edit

Patch 1.0.0.6

  • Bugfix Fixed a bug that allowed Penelope to teleport past blast zones.

Patch 1.1.1.0

  • Nerf Static Teleport damage decreased from 8 to 7.
  • Nerf Harpoon damage decreased from 9 to 8.
  • Nerf Players can now DI after being launched by Harpoon.

Patch 1.1.3.0

  • Buff Static Teleport damage increased from 7 to 8.
  • Buff Harpoon damage increased from 8 to 9.

Patch 2.0.0.0

  • Grounded Charge | Bullet Spray
    • Buff Bullet travel distance slightly increased.
  • Neutral Special | Vampire Mines
    • Buff Penelope can now drift in all directions, or choose not to drift.
    • Buff Healing increased from 2 to 3.
    • Buff Damage now scales from 4 to 6 depending on mine size.
    • Nerf Deploying a mine now deals 1 damage to Penelope.
  • Side Special | Smashboost Engine
    • New Just like her ship's Smashboost ability in The Next Penelope, Penelope boosts forward at high speed. This move doesn't do damage but is useful for covering long distances as well as extending combos.
  • Up Special | Static Teleport
    • Buff Hitbox size increased the longer the attack is charged.
    • Nerf Damage reduced from 8 to 7.
  • Down Special | Harpoon
    • Nerf Damage reduced from 9 to 8.

Patch 3.0.0.0

  • Grounded Charge | Bullet Spray
    • Buff Penelope's aim now correctly adjusts to where the player is aiming when she starts shooting.
  • Down Special | Harpoon
    • Bugfix Fixed a visual bug that caused Penelope's hook to draw a Blockman sprite at the tip if used on Crow.

Patch 3.0.1.0

  • Up Melee
    • Buff Hitbox size increased to hit more reliably.

Trivia Edit

  • Penelope was the 5th character added to the game, but was the first character recruited for Indie Pogo.[2]
  • Penelope was also the first female character revealed.
  • Her "bubbled" pose and campfire sit make homage to the promotional art for The Next Penelope.
  • Penelope is currently the youngest indie character in Indie Pogo that’s playable, making their debut on January 3, 2018.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. https://store.steampowered.com/app/332250/The_Next_Penelope/
  2. https://twitter.com/LoweBros/status/1017850024011751424
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