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“Well, it's too late now to be angry. What's done is done and I just want to move on from this society.”
― Cassandra, Berzerker cutscene
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Cassandra is a character created by Tom Fulp and a mod made by Ramen Noodiles. She is the main antagonist of Pico's School and one of Pico's worst enemies, (maybe even friends in an alternate timeline), being resposible for the deaths of hundreds and hundreds of schoolkids...
However, in this portrayal of Cassandra it takes place in an alternative universe that expands on the story from the original game, having Cassandra be the older sister of Girlfriend and revealing that her body was actually possessed by the Penilians to cause death and world destruction.
Cassandra has short red hair with two points at the front, comparable to demon horns, and pupilless white eyes. She wears various ear piercings and has a hair clip in the shape of an upside-down cross. She wears a black coat, black crop top, red bandana, black belt with two upside-down crosses hanging from it, spiked wristbands, and black and yellow sketchers with red soles. She also has long red nails, wears red lipstick, and red eyeshadow. Her up note exposes her Penilian eyes, which have yellow sclera and black irises. When in her Girlfriend pose, she is the same, but has a gun, which is the same has her Girlfriend Pixel pose.
When in her Penilian form, she turns into a big spider-like creature with a tail similar to a scorpion. She has yellow glowing pupils with cyan or white dots flashing with a black sclera, with light gray hairs from her at the top with spider fangs. She has red near her neck with darkish gray spiked shoulder pads and arms/hands, with dark red around her wrist and stomach, with 2 yellow upside down crosses on her stomach, she has dark red legs with little hairs and red going down her back to her tail, with gray under her.
In her Girlfriend Christmas outfit, it seems she is wearing a dark purple-like dress with purple sleeves and turtleneck or scarf, she wears spiked wristbands with black fingerless gloves, purple lipstick, purple eye-shadow, purple nails, and a mistletoe clip in her hair. Finishing the outfit, she wears fishnet stockings with long white socks over them with purple ribbons on them and purple high-heels.
Note: Any lore added by the creator of said mod is not considered canon to Cassandra from Pico's School and are separate from each other.
The storyline for Cassandra is either told by bits and pieces of Ramen Noodiles' daily streams, Instagram stories, or mostly videos that are involved with development of describing Cassandra's storyline. The story tends to often change but this is the basics.
Cassandra was the first daughter of Daddy Dearest and Mommy Mearest, being born a year before Girlfriend was born. She was often shoved aside and neglected by her own parents and would often have anger bursts, leaving her to be often unlikeable by her peers. She met Pico at a young age at school and he was not phased by her anger and treated her with kindness. Cass would be shocked by his respect towards her, but was often jealous of his kind nature and would try to push him away, feeling like she's not worth his time.
Cassandra later meets with the goths from several instances of being bullied by other students in her junior high school years. Cyril was the first she meets and the closest to the Goth Punks. She considers herself and her friends as outcasts as they were judged for their style and favorite type of music. Cass was friendly to the other goths, but still felt like she wasn't good enough for Pico, who was seen as a popular kid. She would grow even more jealous of him, having the other goths to antagonize against Pico without secretly knowing her crush towards him.
After an argument Cassandra has with her parents, she ends up leaving home one night only to be spotted by a spaceship while she was walking in an empty alleyway. The ship was filled with Penilians, creatures who love causing chaos on other planets for fun and wished to colonize the Earth as their playground. They wanted to use Cassandra as a host body to disguise as a human amongst other humans to see what kind of murderous fun they could do. One of the Penilians would fuse with Cassandra's body, altering her DNA and slowly started to control her body.
That morning, Cassandra has no memory of the event only to have visions and voices in her head, telling her to do violent things more and more over the span of a week. Cassandra tried to express her indescribable emotions towards her family, but it was shrugged off. She had also attempted to tell the other goths but they thought she was just joking around. The only person she seems trustworthy to tell this information to is Pico, who then reassures her that she'll be okay, despite him not fully understanding the situation.
This is where we know most of the details of, the original events of Pico's School start to take place. Cassandra has been fully taken over by the Penilian using her body and ends up mind controlling the other goths to do it's bidding. Under the Penilian's influence, Cassandra starts shooting other classmates, being completely possessed as the Penilian craved for blood and murder for the sake of doing it for fun. Cassandra tried her best to refuse, attempting to influence the Penilian to refuse to shoot Pico, only for him to start going against Cassandra. Pico was in shock throughout the entire time as he knew this was unlike Cassandra, but he tried to reason with her while he defended himself and killed the Goth Punks that were in his way.
Cassandra later turns into a Penilian to fight against Pico, only for Pico to shoot the alien and was assumed to be dead after Pico saw it fall and bleed on the ground. He had left the room only for the Penilian to die off, causing it to transform back into Cassandra who remained alive as the Penilian who had used her body was no longer using her. Cassandra ends up leaving the school, hiding away from society and spending years in an abandoned apartment. Her body was scarred up and mutilated as her DNA is still altered from the possession, leaving her to still being able to have Penilian-like abilities, but ending up refusing to due to her feeling like a dangerous monster.
Sadist Sister (Chapter 1)
The mod takes place a few years after the events of Pico's School, where Cassandra wants to move to a different area after living in her apartment for so long, only for Boyfriend and Girlfriend to interrupt her plans. The sisters reunite and Boyfriend tries to connect with Cassandra by singing with her. After the first two songs, Cassandra explains her situation to the pair, explaining how she wants to distance herself from society. Boyfriend, now understanding her, suggests that they sing one more song to vent her frustrations.
Reunion (Chapter ?)
This bonus chapter takes place after the events of the main story. Here, Cassandra is reunited with her father Daddy Dearest, who had been looking for her after Girlfriend told her about their reunion. Afterwards, they reconnect by singing a song together before finally hugging each other, both shedding tears.
- In Pico’s School, Cassandra is revealed to be what is called a Penilian. Their names were revealed by the game Samurai Asshole, made by Tom Fulp, and they also appear in U.F.A., where the player controls one of their ships.
- In Cassandra's Penilian form, she has yellow reptilian-like eyes.
- Interestingly, this is only the case in her human form's up animation of the mod. Her proper Penilian form has black eyes with glowing yellow pupils which is similar to Daddy Dearest.
- In Pico's School: Love Conquers All, she is the only member of the Goth-Punks (besides Alucard) to not have their real name revealed. It is also revealed in that game that she is secretly a closeted furry, and the Penilians have sent her down as a spy, to check if the Earth was homophobic.
- In a livestream with JohnnyUtah, PhantomArcade comfirmed that Cassandra is going to be an upcoming character for Friday Night Funkin'. He explained that her inclusion might take for a while, but her part in the story was mostly figured out.
- This version of Cassandra is the older sister of the Girlfriend. She is also still friends with the rest of the Goth-Punks (Alucard, Hanzou, and Cyclops), and she still hates Darnell and Nene.
- Ramen Noodiles tends to call Cassandra's Penilian form by a few names during his live streams, but the two common ones are Charles and Roachy.
- Charles is a reference to the misconception of Cassandra's "male" name being Charles, as many fans believed Cassandra was male.
- Roachy refers to Ramen Noodiles' inspiration of the Penilian design to be based on cockroaches.
- Cassandra's voice samples were voiced by Ramen Noodiles and imported into UTAU.
- Ironically, Cassandra was voiced by a male that's often confused as a female by fans of Ramen Noodiles during his streams, while Cassandra is often confused of being male when she's actually female.
- In the original Pico's School, her Penilian form has a four-limbed, humanoid appearance. In the mod, it is redesigned to be more insect-like, with 4 legs and an overall cockroach-like appearance.
- It also was completely naked. In the mod, instead, it seems to keep her belt and bandana.
- The idea for this new design was to be a more modernized version of the Penilian design, taking heavy inspirations to cockroaches, bees, spiders, and other bugs.
- For Pride Month 2021, Ramen Noodiles' in a YouTube community post confirmed that Cassandra in the mod is bisexual.
- Cassandra's favorite food is Red Velvet Cake.
- In Ramen's latest video Misplacement, a QR code appears at the end of the song. When scanned, this message will appear:
- "Sometimes I wish things ended up better than this. That things were normal and there was no bad in the world. It is my fault that I blew things out of proportion. I am a monster. It's not okay. I never felt in place with myself. Like my body was torn inside and out. It kept growing and growing but nobody would help me. I wanted to save myself. It was too late. I'm tired. I'm sick. Very sick. I can never see my body the same again."
- The mod's story is heavily based on the creator's personal life but heavily edited to fit Cassandra's character.
- The mod was planned to be cancelled due to online harassment, but was confirmed to be still in the works since the creator wanted to continue the mod to piss off the people to celebrated it's cancellation.
- Cassandra's pixel assets for the Girlfriend mod were done by MoosterTerrance.
- The main menu background was drawn by Saladass.
- She smells like apple cinnamon.
- The only reason why she hates Pico is because Pico said she was beautiful, like an apple. This is also the reason why she hates apples.
- Her main poses are based around Girlfriend and Pico (in her human form) and Mommy Mearest (in her Penillian form).
Cameos in other mods
Note: These cameos aren't canon in Cassandra's story.
- In Vs. Henry Stickmin, she appears in the background during Chase.
- In Friday Night Funkin' HD, she can appear on a billboard that passes by during Week 4.
Girlfriend: Over the whole school thing?
Cassandra: For years of my life, all mother had done to me was belittle me for not being good enough for the family.
Cassandra: But all of a sudden, after I was mentally tortured and abused by weird aliens, NOW YA'LL WANT TO CARE??Cassandra: Aight, I'm a little rusty tho!
Possession DialogueBoyfriend: Okie Dokie!
Cassandra: The day where monsterous aliens had used my body as their play-thing just to commit murder because it's FUNNY to them.
Boyfriend: THE SCHOOL SHOOTING??
Boyfriend: You're the one my ex boyfriend was talking about
Girlfriend: Don't forget about the singing lemon that wanted to VORE us!
Boyfriend: Even if there's probably alternative timelines where you wanted to destroy earth for being homophobic or something.Girlfriend: Ahnh....
Daddy Issues DialogueDaddy Dearest: But we'll talk about that later, cmere!
Old Berzerker DialogueBoyfriend: Beep beep!
Old Possession DialogueCassandra: Move on...
Old Takeover DialogueBoyfriend: R-right...
Older Takeover DialogueBoyfriend: A-Alright then...
Oldest Takeover DialogueBoyfriend: ...?