I’m going to base her personality and characteristics on how she is in the games. This includes fighting tactics, items she collects, reactions to certain things, and I will even take a peek into the bible to see what else I can find.
Eve is named after the character in the bible, the first woman and the first sinner. Since you can only unlock her after making two or more deals with the devil, it’s hinted that being bad is the only thing to get to her. Perhaps she likes ‘bad boys,’ or that the choices she made had her dubbed as ‘the devil’s child’ or something, probably from Mother’s judgment.
Eve starts off with two items: Dead Bird and Whore of Babylon.
When she is in the Whore of Babylon form, a screen will appear saying, “What a horrible night to have a curse…” This is a direct quote from Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, so it would be an interesting idea that she plays video games and this may be her favorite one. Also The Whore of Babylon ability is most likely a reference to the Book of Revelation, where the angels bring John to witness the judging of the great whore, Babylon. This might hint that she’s a bit promiscuous, or that Mother called her a whore and mentions that story to her when she is displeased with her daughter.
The Dead Bird (along with Eve’s Bid Foot) might also hint that she had a pet bird that either died or, based on how horrible Mother is, was brutally killed. Since she starts off with it, it may imply that she dearly loved that bird and, being a young child in the game, she carried it around with her everywhere. Maybe she kept the foot when the bird died and has it with her at all times, as a good luck charm or a security blanket of some sorts.
I know you mentioned that she is characterized for being moody and dark and you want to go the opposite route, which is nifty, but let me at least add these things in, just to marinate over.
Completing The Womb gives her a Razor Blade and completing the Cathedral gives her the Sacrificial Dagger, a blade that’s stained with blood. She may have experimented with cutting herself, probably after the bird died, but this is as far as I know.
She also starts off with no bombs, no keys, and no coins. She might not have a lot of things to being with, living in poverty or is denied anything from Mother because Eve is a sinner, and must be punished by taking away all good in this world.
Now, here’s where things can get really sad.
If you notice when she gets injured, instead of leaving a puddle of urine on the ground, it’s blood. Also, completing Sheol unlocks the Demon Baby. The blood puddle may be based on the idea of Eve from the Bible, being the first woman and sinner, and her punishment was to have childbirth be very hard and painful for all women. Eve may have become pregnant and, with Mother being very religious, she was not happy at all with her being an unwed mother, and immediately cursed the child as being a demon baby. Sadly, the baby was born premature and died soon after. Mother did not show sympathy, completely happy that a demon child was dead and out of her daughter’s body, and will never let Eve forget that moment.
If you want to add drama, perhaps Mother was the cause of the child being born premature, by spiking her daughter’s drinks with nasty stuff, or the endless abuse was too much for Eve to handle and the stress made it worse.
Also, confirmed by the creator, Eve is the Druid class. Not quite sure what that means, perhaps she experiments with other religions and prefers this one over Christianity. This adds onto the idea of how much Mother despises her for going against almost all rules and laws in the bible.
Sad to say, she does have a depressing sort of background and I am trying to think of ways of how this can be changed around. I’ll look into Judas, also being a major sinner, and see if I can find connections between the two and build a better story from that.
I hope this helps, eugh.
This is pretty much like…exactly what I plan on doing with all of the characters. This is awesome, Hana. I am loving the brainstorming here. You and I actually came up with a lot of the same ideas (I’ve been thinking a lot about these characters, but haven’t posted bios or anything yet, so take my word for it hah) so we’re p much on the same page. This is awesome.