Mourningstar is an Archangel that has a 3D low-poly appearance, possessing the torso of a man, two wings, a golden skull mask with ram horns, yellow spikes for legs, and a black and white snake wrapping around it.
The malevolent Mourningstar feeds on the devotion of others, sometimes to a lethal extent if the individual's commitment is strong enough. It whispers from its underground station, hoping that its acolytes will eventually find their way down to it - and their deaths.
The incarnation of devotion, Mourningstar was formed from the devotion to the many gods and idols that humanity creates and worships.
Can be found and fought in Mourningtown.
- Phase Shift
- Pre-emptive Strike
- Revenge Strike
- Shooting Star
- Status Resistance
- Thunder Blast
- Judgement (Angelic Attack): Hits a whole team for a large amount of Lightning damage. Cannot be avoided.
- Temptation: Creates an apple tree that absorbs incoming hits, causing the attacker to be healed or Poisoned.
- Main article: Mourningstar/Dialogue
Name Origin and Design
Mourningstar's name is likely a portmanteau of "mourning" and "morning star", which is another name for the Christian figure Lucifer (also often referred to as Satan).
Mourningstar's design and special moves are likely a biblical reference to the story of the Garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve are tempted by a snake into eating forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge and were punished for their defiance.
Mourningstar's snake is likely a reference to the snake that tempted Adam and Eve. Some common interpretations of the story of the Garden of Eden consider Lucifer to be the snake. This could explain Mourningstar's wings and horns, given that Lucifer was a fallen angel and many depictions of him show him as a horned devil.
Temptation is likely a reference to the Tree of Knowledge and the forbidden fruit that Adam and Eve ate from it. Judgement is likely a reference to the punishment that God inflicted on Adam and Eve after they ate the forbidden fruit.
The 3D styling of Mourningstar's appearance was meant to mimic the appearance of 3D models in RPGs from the 32-bit era. Additionally, the snake's head is Mourningstar's actual head. This is further evidenced by effects from moves like Headshot targeting the snake's head.
In Other Languages
|Spanish (Latin America)||Luctifer|
- "Lucifer". Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Lucifer-classical-mythology. Retrieved August 3, 2023.
- "FAQ: Is the Snake in the Garden of Eden Satan?". The University of Iowa: Bible & Archaeology. https://bam.sites.uiowa.edu/faq/snake-garden-eden-satan. Retrieved August 3, 2023.
- "Mourningstar is maybe the most stereotypical "RPG boss" design of the lot - this is an intentional decision! I wanted to mimic the appearance of early 3D models in RPGs from the 32-bit era, and design a character that is as strange and abstract as some of those could be. Despite its humanoid "head", its actual head is the snake." - Cassette Beasts: Artbook, page 36.