She's my favorite too, but from youtube reviews I've read, the protagonist ends up being the best character AFTER defeating your allies. Haven't gotten around to that part of the game yet.Plowing through Bloodstained. Been playing it in short bursts, got onto Stage 7 today. Found it pretty easy once I got going and gained some allies. I like Purple Whip Lady the best, she seems to move a little quicker, has better range with her attacks and her subweapons are the most useful. Boss fights are challenging, but enjoyable. They have this "last stand" move, if that's what you wanna call it, where they try to hit you with one last super powerful attack before dying, thought that was an interesting dynamic.