"Sorry! This train is only for the dead...but we can help you with that."
Lollipop Ghouls, Death screen

The Lollipop Ghouls[1] are the third phase of the Phantom Express in Railroad Wrath.

Description

Appearance

The Lollipop Ghouls appear to be maroon pistons with yellow eyes and dark magenta eyebrows.

Personality

Not much is known about the Lollipop Ghouls, but it is shown that neither one is even slightly concerned after their brother is defeated, suggesting that, much like Wally Warbles, they are determined enough to fight to the bitter end, without a care in the slightest about what happens to them.

Battle

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After the Conductor is defeated, the Lollipop Ghouls will pop up from the train cars while laughing in an evil manner.

The Lollipop Ghouls' only form of attack is to rain lightning on the players, forcing them to move to the left or the right depending on which brother is attacking. More specifically, the cart needs to move all the way to the other side and, even with that, the players need to be near the edge of the screen to avoid this attack. They give some time to react to the incoming attack, but not a whole lot. In Simple mode, the Lollipop Ghouls move slower when attacking. In Expert mode, they move faster. All the while, spooks will fly out of the middle train car. When destroyed, they drop a pink skull that can make the cart the player is standing on move. In Simple mode, the spooks' spawning rate is slower. In Expert mode, the spawning rate is faster. Hitpoints = 5/5/5

After defeating the Lollipop Ghouls, the battle will go to the Head of the Train. However, if the battle is in Simple mode, the battle will just end with the brothers melting without traveling forward again.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Their Blazin' Beams appears to be an anachronistic reference to electricity-based power sources in general and the Lollipop Ghouls are anthropomorphized pistons. However, the game files state that they are "lollypop ghouls".
  • The Lollipop Ghouls with their long necks may have been based on the longnecked yōkai such as mikoshi nyūdū and rokurokubi. The detachment of their heads when breathing lightning may have been inspired by the yōkai nukekubi.
  • In terms of video games, since the Phantom Express are based from different yokai, the Lollipop Ghouls may have similarities to the Yo-Kai from the Yo-Kai Watch franchise such as Lady Longnek (with the long neck aspect) and Helmsman (with the detachment aspect along with the Lightning Attribute).

Inspirations

  • The faces of the Lollipop Ghouls were heavily inspired by ghostly heads from the 1930 cartoon Swing You Sinners!.

References

  1. The Art of Cuphead, Lollipop Ghouls, page 180
Bosses
Inkwell Isle One
The Root Pack (Sal SpudderOllie BulbHorace RadicheChauncey Chantenay) • Goopy Le GrandeHilda BergCagney CarnationRibby and Croaks
Inkwell Isle Two
Baroness Von Bon Bon (Lord Gob PackerKernel Von PopMuffsky ChernikovSargent Gumbo GumballSir Waffington III) • Beppi The ClownDjimmi The GreatGrim MatchstickWally Warbles (Willy Warbles)
Inkwell Isle Three
Rumor Honeybottoms (Bob the Bee) • Captain BrineybeardSally Stageplay (Sally's Husband) • Werner Werman (Katzenwagen) • Dr. Kahl's RobotCala MariaPhantom Express (Blind SpecterT-BoneBlaze BrothersHead of the Train)
Inkwell Hell
King Dice (Tipsy TroopChips BettiganMr. WheezyPip and DotHopus PocusPhear LapPiroulettaMangosteenMr. Chimes) • The Devil
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