Skullgirls Mobile is set before the events of the console game Skullgirls 2nd Encore. So far all of the story content in SGM has been focused on setting up the events of SG2E. This is fine! Many players of SGM have never played SG2E, so they need to be brought up to speed. However, it came up in another thread that someone wanted to know the whole story currently available, and here we are! There were grand plans for a canon story mode in the console Skullgirls called The Nightmare Legacy, but it apparently needed Dahlia, Marie and Umbrella to be playable before Lab Zero started on it, so it never appeared. Currently all we have to go on for the story is the Origins in SGM and individual character stories from SG2E. The latter are all non-canon and contradict each other all over the place, but there are a few events that do happen in all stories, so I've recapped those below. There's a lot more to the story than what I have below! If you have any questions or spot any mistakes, feel free to discuss! ----------------- The quick and dirty timeline of events is: Hundreds/Thousands of years ago: Parasites are worshipped as gods. Sekhmet (Eliza's), Samson (Filia's) and Leviathan (Squigly's) all get into a big fight. Some pretty major parasites die and eventually parasites fade into being a taboo, unwelcome topic. The mysterious shapeshifter Double begins offering the Skull Heart to women every 7 years, offering them wishes but turning them into increasingly stronger monsters known as Skull Girls. ??? Years Ago: The Canopy Kingdom creates the Anti-Skullgirl Labs, special research and development units all focused on finding and killing Skullgirls. Big Band is working for the New Meridian police, but is betrayed by crooked cops. They beat him and leave him for dead. Lab 8 recruits him, healing his wounds and turning him into an anti-Skullgirl weapon. Lorenzo Medici becomes leader of the Medici Mafia. He is an incredibly old man who is secretly kept young by using the magical Life Gem. 14 Years Ago: The Contiellos are valued clients of the Medici Mafia. Double presents the Contiello family with the Skull Heart, but Lorenzo Medici has them all murdered so that he can claim it. Sienna "Squigly" Contiello is one of the victims and Squigly's mother becomes the Skullgirl. In a desperate attempt to save her, Leviathan grafts himself onto Squigly. Big Band is instrumental in defeating the Skullgirl. 7 Years Ago: The Gigan Nation, Chess Kingdom and Canopy Kingdom are in the midst of the Grand War. The Anti-Skullgirl Labs are greatly expand into questionable projects with little oversight. Beowulf becomes a national hero of the Canopy Kingdom when he defeats a massive Gigan (and that Gigan's mother) in a wrestling match. Parasoul's mother wishes on the Skull Heart to end the war. It twists her wish by turning her into the most powerful Skullgirl ever seen. All three nations have to band together to stop her and while they are successful, they leave a devastated wasteland called No Man's Land between them. An uneasy peace emerges. Present: [All the stories sort of collide here, so it's easiest to just go over them person by person, but remember nothing is fully canon yet.] The Skullgirl Marie appears in No Man's Land. She vows vengeance against the Medici Mafia, who killed or enslaved many of her friends who managed to survive in No Man's Land. Although she is fighting it's corrupting influence, the Skull Heart is rapidly taking her over. Valentine and a squad of assassins set out to stop Marie before she grows in power. Double and Marie wipe out her squad, but Valentine surrenders and joins them. The Anti-Skullgirl Labs do not know she is now working for the Skullgirl. Secretly she is working deep undercover to find a way to destroy the Skull Heart once and for all. Parasoul is princess of the Canopy Kingdom and tries to root out the Medici Mafia which has effectively taken over New Meridian. Parasoul drops her war on the Mafia when Marie appears in New Meridian. Parasoul discovers her sister Umbrella was conceived while her mother was the Skullgirl, giving her a strange connection to the Heart. Filia has no memories, but seems to have some sort of connection to the Medici Mafia. She is now host to the parasite Samson who knows more about her past, but isn't saying anything. He has fallen a long way since his lofty past and is now a crass drunk. Painwheel was a normal school girl who knew Filia in some capacity. She was kidnapped by Valentine and brought to Brain Drain's secret Lab 0. They infect her with Skullgirl blood and graft artificial parasites onto her. She becomes the ultimate anti-Skullgirl weapon, but is turned into a barely controlable rage monster in the process. Peacock is one of Marie's friends from No Man's Land. She is rescued from her Medici captors by Lab 8, who do save her, but also turn her into an anti-Skullgirl weapon. She's a lot happier with this process than Painwheel. Beowulf discovers that his wrestling match back in the Great War was rigged as a form of propaganda and he comes out of retirement to prove he's the real deal. Squigly has been dead for 14 years. When Marie arrives in New Meridian she raises all of the dead in the city and creates an army of zombies. Squigly is revived along with them, but her parasite Leviathan prevents Marie from taking control of her. Big Band is now a father figure to all of the younger Lab 8 recruits. Ms. Fortune is a thief opperating out of New Meridian's Little Innsmouth. She and her team get in over their heads when they try to steal from Lorenzo Medici. They're all murdered and chopped up for good measure... but not before Fortune swallows the Life Gem, making her immortal. Without the Life Gem, Lorenzo is aging rapidly and he desperately wants it back before he dies. Cerebella is the star of the Cirque des Cartes, a hugely popular circus centered on the River King Casino. Unknown to most people, des Cartes is actually part of the Medici Mafia and handles a lot of leg breaking and debt collection for them. She is infatuated with her father figure Vitale Medici who took her in as a child. Lorenzo orders Vitale to recover the Life Gem, and sends Cerebella to do it. Eliza, long fallen from the grace of being worshipped as a god has been switching identities for countless years. She is now a renowned singer in New Meridian, famous for running charity blood drives. Secretly she uses this blood to feed her parasite Sekhmet. The Medici Mafia eventually find out her secret and blackmail her into working for them. The Medicis don't understand how dangerous Eliza really is however, and have awakened a lust for power they may not be able to contain. [Note, Eliza is actually supposed to be the main villain of the second arc of Skullgirls' story] Robo Fortune and Fukua are mostly non-canon. Robo is a robot based on Ms Fortune, built by Brain Drain. Fukua is a... dream? clone? Try not to think about it too much!