This Hero was Headlined on February 2019.
|“||Despite everything, it's still you.||„|
|~ The narrator (assumed to be Chara) explaining the Player's actions.|
|“||No matter the struggles or hardships you faced... you strived to do the right thing. you refused to hurt anyone. even when you ran away, you did it with a smile. You never gained LOVE, but you gained love.||„|
|~ Sans, judging Frisk's actions with no EXP gained.|
Frisk is the main protagonist of the 2015 indie-game Undertale. After climbing Mount Ebott, they fell into the Underground and now they must make their way out to escape from there.
Frisk is a young human child whose age, gender and ethnicity are unknown. They have brown hair with a bit of blanks. Frisk also has a blank expression, though the game sometimes describes they are making other expressions. They wear a striped light magenta and blue shirt, blue pants, and brown shoes.
Throughout the game, Frisk is portrayed as a "silent protagonist". Depending on how the player wants to play and the choices they make, they can be good or evil. If they choose to be merciful and pacifistic, Frisk will act caring and friendly to the monsters in the underground, and these good deeds can lead them to becoming friends with all the monsters in there, including those who are willing to kill Frisk.
As a pacifist, Frisk not only cares about just escaping from the underground, but also appears to care about developing a friendship with everyone they encounter, talking and hanging out with them and solving their problems, even if that slows down their progress to leave the underground.
Abilities and Powers
- Determination- As a human, Frisk is given the power to SAVE and heal at SAVE points. The SAVE file can be reloaded to repeat events that occur after it, but NPCs' memories are not completely erased unless a True Reset occurs. This power emerged when they first awoke in the Ruins.
- Immortality - In the event of Frisk’s death, they can reset to their last SAVE point.
- Unbreakable will - Even if Frisk can reset, in some cases Frisk will be so incredibly determined that they will quite literally refuse to die. Frisk’s SOUL is also red - the colour of Determination.
- Excellent social skills - Frisk can talk to everyone about their day and can give complete strangers therapy - they can even talk to horrifying melting abominations of barely-alive monsters easily.
- Weapon skills - Though Frisk is in the pacifist route, they are skilled with the weapons in Undertale around the underground in certain areas, mainly the genocide route. Stick (with Bandage), Tough Gloves (with Bandana), Empty Gun (with Cowboy Hat), Burnt Pan (with Apron), Toy Knife (with Ribbon), Ballet Shoes (with Old TuTu), Torn Notebook (with Glasses), The Real Knife (with The Locket), and the Worn Dagger (with Heart Locket). Another armor Frisk can use is the “Temmie Armor.”
- Healing - Frisk is able to heal themself using items in the underground, such as a Glamburger, Spider Donut, Snowman Piece, Butterscotch/Cinnamon Pie, etc.
The game starts with Frisk falling into the Underground. After seeking help, they come across a flower named Flowey who greets them and introduces himself to Frisk. Flowey explains to Frisk how LV (LOVE) works and proceeds to share some "love" with them called "Friendliness Pellets" and asks them to take as many as they can. Frisk can either accept these or avoid them, either result in Flowey chuckling evilly (or grinning menacingly) and revealing his true colors as he attempts to kill them, only for a female monster to intervene and rescue Frisk.
Toriel introduces herself to Frisk as the care-taker of the Ruins and guides them there. She gives Frisk a cell phone to call her if they need help in solving some puzzles which will lead them to Toriel's house. Once there, Toriel treats Frisk as her child, giving them a room with toys, serving them pie and helping them with whatever they're doing. If Frisk asks Toriel for how to leave the Ruins, she will attempt to destroy the only door to the underground and she refuses to let them leave unless they prove they are strong enough to survive. Should Frisk spare Toriel instead of fight her, she will try to make them realize that what she is doing is for their safety, only to understand how unhappy they would be in the Ruins should Frisk be disallowed from leaving. She lets Frisk leave, but not without giving them a hug.
As Frisk continues their journey, they meet Sans, and later Papyrus, two skeleton brothers who make puzzles for Frisk to solve them and proceed. Following his dreams of becoming a royal guard, Papyrus battles Frisk near the end of Snowdin to capture and bring them to Undyne, a battle which he loses after Frisk only cared about sparing Papyrus and likely flirting with him, aside from avoiding his attacks. Afterwards, a depressed Papyrus lets Frisk leave, but not without them deciding to either befriend Papyrus or abandon him, and if Frisk agrees to become his friend, Papyrus will be very happy and wait for Frisk at his house, which you can visit whenever you want to start the date with him. If they want to do the date with Papyrus, he welcomes you to do whatever they want in the house until Frisk goes to Papyrus' room to start the date. The only way to win the date is to be very honest to his questions and presents, such as refusing to open his present, which at the end, makes Papyrus realize Frisk cares too much about him for their own good and decides to let them leave and give them his phone number to keep contact.
In Waterfall, Frisk is chased by Undyne, the leader of the Royal Guard, who tries to kill Frisk and give their soul to Asgore so he can break the barrier and thus bring back freedom to the monsters again. However, despite her skills, her goal is constantly foiled by either Frisk escaping from her or the Monster Kid interrupting during the chase. Once Frisk is near the entrance to Hotland, Undyne will be lying in wait to tell the protagonist about what she thinks about humans, her dialogues will change depending on the player actions. A battle between Frisk and Undyne starts in which Frisk must avoid her attacks, spare and act to her in order to flee from the battle, but Undyne will chase them again through Hotland until they get near to the Lab. Undyne will be defeated because of the temperature there and Frisk has the options to give her a glass of water or not. If they do, then Undyne will get up and leave.
Frisk finds the Lab and meets Alphys, a scientist lizard-like monster who was spying on them since Frisk left the ruins. She admires how Frisk, in their journey, has been befriending every monster they encounter, but the conversation is interrupted by Mettaton, Alphys' robot and a celebrity well known in the underground. Mettaton then puts Frisk in a quiz, but Alphys, knowing about Mettaton's intentions, doesn't hesitate in helping Frisk to solve each question, save for one about whom she is in love with. When the quiz is finally solved, Mettaton leaves, but won't rest until he kills Frisk in order to take their soul. Alphys worries about Frisk with Mettaton on the loose, and offers to help them to get to the Core by hacking the system of lasers and activating new routes for them. She also updates Frisk's phone and adds her number phone to it. However, Mettaton appears every moment to stop Frisk by putting them in different situations and obstacles while involving his own TV show and audience.
After dealing with Mettaton several times, Frisk enters the Core and deals with plenty of bounty hunters appearing everywhere. It's not until they are about to get to the elevator and are stopped by the last obstacle, Mettaton, that he reveals that all this time, Alphys planned everything since they met in the Lab and everything Mettaton did in order to trap Frisk were just fake threats so Alphys could be the heroine and save the human from him, as she was just helping them because she wanted to be part of their adventure. However, this doesn't stop Mettaton from revealing his true motive towards Frisk, and traps him in a door to engage them without Alphys. Mettaton reveals that he wants to kill Frisk so he can get their soul and escape to the surface, thus preventing Asgore from starting a new war against humans so Mettaton can become a superstar there. Alphys calls the protagonist and gives them the instruction to flip the switch on Mettaton's back to make him vulnerable, which also reveals Mettaton's true form, Mettaton EX.
Mettaton starts the final battle. To defeat him, Frisk must raise the ratings of the show as much as possible, and Mettaton will lose his arms and legs by small attacks. Afterwards, Mettaton is convinced that this has been the best episode of his show and starts to receive calls from fans, the first being Napstablook, his own cousin, who is happy to know that it is thanks to Mettaton's show the people of the underground can find a source of entertainment. Then Mettaton starts to receive calls from many of his fans, with each of those motivational calls making Mettaton realize how valuable he is to the underground. He decides to stay and let Frisk get to Asgore's castle, stating he believes in Frisk being able to defeat Asgore, before finally deactivating. Alphys enters the room and checks on Mettaton, only to reveal that he simply ran out of battery power. She tells Frisk Mettaton is going to be ok and apologizes for not telling them before about her plans before they proceed to the elevator to New Home.
Upon reaching New Home, Frisk will encounter monsters they fought in the past as they tell them an old story about the war between Humans and Monsters and the tragedy of the Dreemurr Family. As Frisk proceeds forward, the player learns more about the main reason the monsters were sealed on Mt. Ebott by the humans and Asgore's obsession with breaking the barrier so he can restart the war again. Afterwards, they find Asgore's house and look for a key to open a padlock. Further forward, Frisk enters the throne room and meets Asgore Dreemurr. He initially thinks it's someone else, but then realizes it's a human. Knowing what's next, Asgore goes to the barrier where he and Frisk can fight. Asgore proceeds to start the battle, saying it was great to meet Frisk and gives a farewell to them because Asgore knew he had to kill the last human to break the barrier. When fighting Asgore, it's impossible to spare him, because prior to the battle, he destroys the MERCY button, perhaps because after all the misdeeds he caused (such as killing the children to get their souls), he didn't want to be pardoned. However, once Asgore is depleted to low health, a cracked MERCY button appears, and the player has the option to kill him or spare him. Even if he is spared, Flowey will interfere and kill him anyway.
When Frisk finally defeats Asgore, he expresses his agony over everything he did before Frisk first fell into the underground. A pitiful Asgore only asks to see his wife and his son once again. Frisk has two options of sparing or killing Asgore, if the player chooses to spare him, he gets confused over being shown mercy despite everything he has put Frisk through, but becomes happy telling them he can be their father and look after him with his wife as a family in the underground. However, bullets appear from nowhere and kill Asgore quickly. Flowey reveals himself as the murderer of Asgore and takes the souls from him.
Frisk soon enters a fight with Flowey, who turns into Photoshop Flowey/Omega Flowey. Eventually the fight will end with Frisk freeing the six human souls from Flowey's control. In return, the souls help Frisk in finishing off Flowey and destroying his Photoshop form.
Frisk then has the luxury of deciding Flowey's fate. If Flowey is killed, Flowey, smiling triumphantly, laughs that he knew Frisk had the potential to kill. Flowey then dies, turning into a normal, wilted flower. If Frisk spares him, however, Flowey tries to convince Frisk to kill him, only to be refused death. Ultimately, Flowey breaks down crying that he can't understand why Frisk is being so nice. Broken and defeated, Flowey flees, and Frisk leaves the underground.
- Frisk is similar to other roleplaying games characters like Ness, Madotsuki, among others. Monster Kid comments on the similarities, mentioning how common it is for kids to wear striped sweaters.
- Naming the fallen human "Frisk" initiates Hard Mode.
- If the player opts for a Genocide run, Frisk will change from a good and caring child into a merciless serial killer by the player's actions, who kills anyone on sight.
- Frisk may have earned their English name from the term "frisky".
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