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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

"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 | edit source]

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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 | edit source]

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 on its own, but is useful for covering long distances as well as extending combos. However, if Penelope uses this move to dash into an active Vampire Mine, she can absorb it, turning her boost effects into a blazing fireball that deals 5 damage on hit.

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 | edit source]

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

Competitive Play[edit | edit source]

Attributes[edit | edit source]

Strengths Weaknesses
  • Pressure: Penelope can apply lots of pressure with tools like Vampire Mines, which heal you, Melees, Side Special, and Grounded Charge
  • Mobility: Side Special is infinite sideways mobility, and Up Special is a teleport that can be aim and is extremely safe.
  • Defensive Options: Up Special grants I-Frames upon use, and has a reversal super that is really good when used on the left side of a stage.
  • Hurtbox: Decently sized, which can make Penelope vulnerable to combos when combined with her weight class.
  • SUPER: Is much easier to avoid when done near the right edge of the screen.
  • DI: Down Special has DI on hit, which makes Penelope have to guess where the opponent will go in order to extend a combo.
  • Vampire Mines are vulnerable to reflectors, as they take 1 hp from Penelope upon use.

Techs and Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • 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 | edit source]

Patch 1.0.0.6

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

Patch 1.1.1.0

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

Patch 1.1.3.0

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

Patch 2.0.0.0

  • Grounded Charge | Bullet Spray
    • Buff.png Bullet travel distance slightly increased.
  • Neutral Special | Vampire Mines
    • Buff.png Penelope can now drift in all directions, or choose not to drift.
    • Buff.png Healing increased from 2 to 3.
    • Buff.png Damage now scales from 4 to 6 depending on mine size.
    • Nerf.png Deploying a mine now deals 1 damage to Penelope.
  • Side Special | Smashboost Engine
    • New.png 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.png Hitbox size increased the longer the attack is charged.
    • Nerf.png Damage reduced from 8 to 7.
  • Down Special | Harpoon
    • Nerf.png Damage reduced from 9 to 8.

Patch 3.0.0.0

  • Grounded Charge | Bullet Spray
    • Buff.png Penelope's aim now correctly adjusts to where the player is aiming when she starts shooting.
  • Down Special | Harpoon
    • Bugfix.png 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.png Hitbox size increased to hit more reliably.

Patch 3.0.4.0

  • Neutral Special | Vampire Mine
    • Bugfix.png Fixed a bug relating to instances where Penelope would use Harpoon on a Vampire Mine next to a wall.

Patch 3.0.5.0

  • Side Special | Smashboost Engine
    • New.png Penelope can now use this move to absorb active Vampire Mines, allowing its hitbox to deal damage.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 her debut on January 3, 2018.

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