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Drowned Ophelia
Queen of Tears
Gender Female
Race Tear Drinker
Faction Drowning Doom
Hair Color Black, shoulder-length
Eye Color Purple
Skin Tone Blue/purple
Special Features Can fly with Black Tear raven wings
Weapons Black Tears ("fist" weapon), Six-Stringed Sorrow (guitar)
Personal Vehicle Hearse
Voiced By Jennifer Hale
“And I began to use all that stuff you taught me, Eddie, and you know, you taught me so much. You taught me about trust, and loyalty, and betrayal... And you also taught me the power of music.” — Drowned Ophelia

Drowned Ophelia is the leader of the Drowning Doom, and the avatar the player adopts when playing as that faction in multiplayer. She has two weapons: her bare hands, which have been augmented by the dark powers of the Sea of Black Tears, and her guitar, the Six-Stringed Sorrow.


The Season of Pain is upon us....
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“She has merchandise.” — Eddie Riggs

Drowned Ophelia is the dark form of Ophelia that emerged from the Sea of Black Tears. Spawned from her sense of betrayal at the hands of Eddie Riggs, this doppelganger Ophelia spends the next three months using everything she'd learned from the roadie to form her own army consisting of Tear Drinkers, which she then names the Drowning Doom.

Ophelia then sends a battalion of the Drowning Doom to attack Ironheade's encampment at Death's Clutch. After those forces are routed thanks to the intervention of the Fire Barons, Eddie sees Ophelia's falling raven crest on the shirt of a slain Grave Digger and realizes she is in command of the Doom. When Eddie subsequently learns that Doviculus has re-opened the gateway to the Sea of Black Tears, he heads for the Sea with Ironheade, intending to defeat Ophelia.

However, after Eddie uses Relic Raiser to raise a shattered bridge that would allow them to continue towards the Sea of Black Tears, Ophelia confronts him for the first time. She then proceeds to destroy the bridge with her own Guitar Solo.

Second Encounter

"Ophelia" reveals the story of how she came to be.

Ironheade eventually manages to repair the bridge and continues towards the Sea. Ophelia chooses to confront them again when they make a stop in the Dry Ice Mines. When asked what happened to her, one of Ophelia's Organists appears and plays a song that reveals how she was transformed via Flashback.

With Eddie temporarily distracted, Ophelia takes the opportunity to set up her own Megastage to engage Ironheade's forces. Eddie snaps out of his trance, and fights back with his forces, defeating the Doom despite Ophelia's direct interventions during the battle.

Sea of Black Tears

Through the woods a girl came sadly. Something broken in her chest. She had dared to love another. Alas, no better than the rest.
Up my path the girl came gladly. Something opened up my doors. I longed to stop her bleeding heart. And so I called her to my shores.
Those you trust will hurt you badly. Something now I'm sure you see. So drown your tears in me, my dear. As you drown, my dear, in me.
— Drowned Ophelia

"In the future, this is referred to as... gettin' served

Ophelia retreats to regroup her forces, next confronting Eddie when they attempt to move the Tour Bus the remaining distance to the Sea, where she uses a Dirgible in support of her Reapers that are attacking the bus. When that fails, she masses a squad of her units at the tunnel to the Sea, creating a roadblock to force the bus to stop. Eddie and Ironheade's units manage to destroy her forces, forcing her to fall back to the Sea itself.

After Ironheade makes their encampment on one side of a bridge spanning the Sea, they soon launch their final attack on Ophelia. Cornered, she sets up another Megastage on her side of the bridge and deploys her remaining forces against them, including a Dirgible and the massive Tree Back. However, Ironheade is able to defeat them and bring down her Megastage, leaving her at Eddie's mercy.

Eddie had earlier learned from the Zaulia that his father Riggnarok led the Black Tear Rebellion, in which Ophelia's parents fought, and confronting her, asks Ophelia if that was the secret she couldn't tell him. Ophelia denies it, revealing that Eddie's father actually travelled through time with the demon Emperor. Eddie insists that his father had defeated the Emperor, because "there aren't any demonic overlords in the future. Except", Eddie amends, "in record companies", and that since Doviculus was here in the past, he must have fled back to the Age of Metal. Ophelia laughs, telling him that the Emperor back then was not Doviculus, but someone else; when Eddie asks who it was, Ophelia flees into the nearby cathedral.


Doviculus murders the Drowned Ophelia-by tearing out her heart.

Eddie follows her, asking how they will end this. When Ophelia states that one of them must die, Eddie, agrees, nominating the one who sold them all out to the demons. Ophelia agrees, feeling that Eddie is the traitor.

Just as they are ready to attack each other, Doviculus appears. Eddie then calls Ophelia "Succoria", thinking that it was her real name, but Ophelia merely looks confused. Doviculus laughs at Eddie and tells him the truth behind the name Succoria: it was the name of the former Emperor of the Demons, whom Doviculus reveals had travelled to the future to unlock the lost secrets of the Titans, along with several human slaves. These slaves included a disguised Riggnarok, with whom Succoria eventually fell in love, despite his original plan to kill her. The pair then had a child - Eddie. Before any further development of this subject occurs however, Doviculus rips out Drowned Ophelia's heart, prompting Eddie to fight the powerful demon Emperor.

After defeating Doviculus in a Stage Battle and again in personal combat, Eddie pulls Ophelia's black heart out of the demon's chest cavity, and it melts in his hands, revealing the necklace he gave her. He dives into the black water, soon finding the real Ophelia in stasis at the bottom of the Sea, revealing that the one he had been fighting was nothing more than a manifestation of the Sea's dark powers.



In this form, Ophelia has a drastically different appearance to her previous look. Her hair is black and she she wears thorn-like barrettes, while her eyes are tinted purple and accentuated with eye-shadow that imitates tears. Most notable is her skin, which is blue, simulating asphyxiation. Black Tears form her clothing. consisting of a black torn-up dress that sublimates at the bottom, gloves and a fan-like collar of Tear tendrils at the back of her head.

The Black Tears also allow her to sprout giant black raven wings at will, allowing her to fly. When she chooses to attack, she can strike at enemies using the Tears, forming them into a melee weapon. Finally, the Black Tears allow her to manifest the Six-Stringed Sorrow whenever she wishes to play a solo.

Ophelia's personality is much darker than before, and she behaves like a femme fatale that remarks on death, misery and emotional injuries. This is most evident when she is dealing with Eddie, as the idea that he has betrayed her trust is central to her character. She frequently mocks him for his lack of understanding.



  • "Lady bug, lady bug, fly away home. Your stage is on fire and your children all gone."
  • "Let me carry you for a while."
  • "Was it good for you?"
  • "I'm done with you."
  • "Dry my tears with dirt."
  • "I take this bride..."
  • "Parting is such sweet sorrow."
  • "Go, my darlings."
  • "Flow like a river."
  • "March! To the light."
  • "Doom them."
  • "Suffocate them."
  • "Crash down on them like a wave."
  • "Drown them in sorrow!"
  • "Drag them under!"
  • "Drown with me."
  • "THAT is pain!"
  • "Now we're just a phantom pain."
  • "Let's show them how it's done."
  • "Let's stir up some excitement."
  • "Ha! You can't hurt me anymore."
  • "Where would I be without my fans?"
  • "Here we go, Sparky."
  • "That's better. I love this weather."
  • "Hey. Can you hear me through those headphones?"
  • "Ha! Too bad."
  • "The good news is, you're all about to die."
  • "You're no child of the sea."
  • "I long for the grave."
  • "Fly me to our doom."
  • "Are you feeling commanding?"
  • "I'll show you tears."
  • "If only it were this easy."
  • "I'll lead."
  • "Delightful."
  • "Stop."
  • "Don't be shy."
  • "Come here."
  • "Let's go see the Governor."
  • "I need more Fans, but how hard can that be?"
  • "Poor Edward. You died not knowing anything."
  • "No one will mourn me."
  • "That's too big of an army that even I can't control."
  • "Somehow I do not have enough fans."
  • "Cling to my body."
  • "Harvest time!"
  • "Wrap around me as if a shroud."
  • "AH! My head!"
  • "AH! My ears!"
  • "Bury me."
  • "Our enemies won't be able to handle the sorrow of these. They will weaken and fall."
  • "Arise."
  • "Rigor mortis! Pretend you have it."
  • "Dig deeply this well."
  • "That's enough."
  • "Hey, how's the afterlife?"
  • "Does that make you feel like a man?"
  • "Pull yourself up!"
  • "You've got a very special spark, you know that?"


  • Her alternate skin tone in multiplayer is flesh rather than blue. Her units likewise have normal flesh-tone skin instead of blue.
  • The solo Ophelia plays to destroy the bridge is the guitar solo from Betrayal by Lita Ford.
  • Her character is likely based partly on the Shakespearean character of the same name in the play Hamlet, who eventually drowns herself, and is certainly named after her.
    • Her design may be based on fallen angels due to the falling ravens, her wings resembling fallen angel wings.
  • Ophelia taught herself how to play guitar, a fact sometimes revealed to the player when she plays the Fan Tribute Solo.
  • Curiously enough, when flying, Ophelia uses the same motions in commanding her troops as the Ironheade Faction.
  • A concept art image of her has her labeled as Dark Ophelia. The Steam Trading Card lists her as this also.
  • On the Steam version of the game, the black ink wrapping around her body is far less revealing than on the console versions. The reason for this difference in attire is unknown. It is possibly a glitch.


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