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Cerebella is a playable from the Skullgirls game.

Throughout the Canopy Kingdom, Cerebella is admired for her enormous strength and alluring curves. Sadly, this acrobatic orphan only desires the attention of one man, the mobster Vitale Medici, who took her in and became the closest thing to a father she’s ever known. While inherently good, Cerebella serves the mafia as a leg-breaker when not performing in the circus. She is the only person capable of controlling her powerful Living Weapon hat, Vice-Versa, so Vitale is stingy with his affections to keep her fighting in his corner.

In the XP4 fics, Cerebella debuted in XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!.

In the AWA fics, Cerebella is a student at the AWA Academy. She is yet to make an appearance.


Cerebella is known for her beautiful and simple black eyes, light brown skin, and mint green hair color. Cerebella's hair is tied in a sharp ponytail, and on her head is Vice Versa. Her attire consists of a sleeved mini dress with orange and black colors. Cerebella wears thigh-lengthed boots with a small skull sitting atop each.

While Cerebella's eyes are normally black, they appear purple during gameplay and one of her story mode illustrations.

Her ethnicity is meant to be the equivalent of Brazilian in Skullgirls.{citation needed}

In her earlier incarnation of Skullgals, She was a thief in the Circus, rivaling the Fishbone Gang. This was retconned however.


Energetic, flashy, and spirited, Cerebella is a young lady who aims to please and constantly strives to be the center of attention, a trait derived from her profession as a main performer for the Cirque des Cartes. She is especially playful toward her roommate and fellow performer, Feng, often making fun at her expense, much to Feng's chagrin. She is also a huge fan of the retired wrestling legend Beowulf, and was noticeably giddy when he asked her to assist in his big comeback attempt.

None, however, are more treasured by Cerebella than Vitale Medici, lieutenant and grown son of LorenzoMedici as well as Cerebella's adoptive father. Orphaned at a very early age, Cerebella was taken in and raised by Vitale as part of the Medici "family", allowing her the level of fame and glamour she enjoys presently. As a token of gratitude, Cerebella serves Vitale as his enforcer, dutifully carrying out his every whim in an attempt to earn his heart. 

Cerebella is noted to be rather close-minded and in a state of denial, regarding any claim to Medici wrongdoings as slander to the family that graciously saved her from an orphan's life. She is not without a moral compass, when her desire to satisfy Vitale drove her to put down Ms. Fortune, an action that she feels regret for toward the end of her story mode.

XP4 Fanfics

Cerebella is a member of the Heroes Coalitions and is part of the Dream Team. She also attends the Vanguard Academy as a student.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Kick-Off!

In Chapter 11, Cerebella, alongside her team, the Dream Team, infiltrated the Bennington Adam's All-Boys High School in hopes of turning the students of the school in a new leaf. After defeating a group of students, Cerebella and everyone met up with the school's leader, Akira Nova. After Medaka Kurokami challenged Akira in a one-on-one fight, Cerebella and the others took a step back as they watches their leader takes on Akira.

XP4 Heroes Coalition - Neo-City Diaries

In Chapter 12, Cerebella is seen practicing on a tall gymnastics bar in the Training Camp with Lan Fan and Mina Ashido watching her and awaiting for their turn.


Cerebella is the master of Vice Versa; its giant arms grappling and throwing foes around the screen like ragdolls. As a grappler, her moves pack quite a punch. Cerebella herself is a talented acrobat and has no trouble adjusting her body to suit Vice Versa's needs. She is vicious with punches and kicks and contains hidden blades in the heels of her boots for a nasty surprise. Vice Versa is capable of turning rocks or projectiles into diamonds. Cerebella herself has plenty of strength, but Vice Versa has the ability to negate a lot of weight.

Although she appears to move slowly when walking, Cerebella has her Tumble Run and J.HP moves that can help improve her mobility. With Tumble Run, she is capable of canceling out of attacks, attacking opponents from behind, and headbutting opponents fiercely. Her J.HP attack allow her to glide in the air, which can help with avoiding attacks from the ground.


  • If Cerebella defeats an opponent with her Battle Butt attack, "2000" will appear on screen in a similar fashion as killing an enemy in Battletoads, an intentional reference placed into the game by Mike Z.
  • A random cat has a .02% chance of appearing when Cerebella hits an opponent with her Lock & Load move. This derived from one of the animators doodling a cat in one of the frames, forgetting to take it out. Mike Z insisted that the cat should remain in the game as an Easter egg, with the staff agreeing on the condition that Mike Z would animate it himself.
  • In an unused alternate ending, Cerebella makes a wish on the Skull Heart to have Vitale love her - and only her - forever. She returns to Cirque Des Cartes to find its members (except Feng) murdered by Vitale, who is now obsessed with Cerebella. Feng kills him, but he returns as one of the Skullgirl's undead, still declaring his love.


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