My heart grows cold... I have located new Curios, but have you found any Red Skulls?

Red is a character in Specter of Torment. Specter Knight can trade Red Skulls with him in exchange for new Curios. He is also the love interest of Scarlet and collects skulls in order to be reunited with her.


Red is a red skeleton with a black and red outfit, and a hat with a large feather on it.


Red was a Curio hunter in his life, and can locate the ones hidden deep in the chambers of the Tower of Fate. He started collecting Red Skulls to find his bride, Scarlet, with whom he was separated in death. He offers to take Specter Knight to the locations of Curios in exchange for skulls. Once Specter Knight finds Scarlet's skull and delivers to him, Red will conjure her from it to be finally reunited. As thanks, they invite Specter Knight to assist to their wedding ceremony and dance, the latter which they will perform again if Scarlet is spoken to.

After buying all Curios, Red decides to continue collecting all Red Skulls and will reward Specter Knight 500 gold each. He will also lead Specter Knight to the place of his death in the Tower and give him back the Donovan Set and Caltrops. Specter Knight will be thankful, but Red will warn him about attempting anything against the Enchantress.

If Scarlet was resurrected, Red and her get out of the Tower of Fate together as Specter Knight returns from his confrontation with the Enchantress. They reappear later, dancing in a house at the Lich Yard, but stop to observe the undead horde invading the village, driving its living inhabitants out, and Phantom Striker's futile resistance to it. If not, then Red will be alone in that house, holding another Red Skull, and salute the invading army.


"Red: My beloved, my betrothed! My heart breaks, for her crimson skull lies misplaced. Oh to SEE HER CRIMSON FACE ONCE MORE! If you should happen upon a Red Skull, even a hundred of them, then I BEG YOU! PLEASE! Bring them all to me. In a past life I hunted Curios, but I'd trade them all away just to see my love again. Surely these would interest you?"

When Specter Knight doesn't have enough Red Skulls for a Curio:

"Red: You'll need to bring me more Red Skulls for that one."

When choosing a Curios to find:

"Red: AH! This Curio is well guarded! While I can lead you there, you'll have to battle your way out!"

When entering a Curio stage with a curse:

"Red: It would seem that a curse has been placed here. I'm afraid your scythe will be of no use. Why is that, you ask? SORRY, but that's an ancient skeleton secret. We'll regroup ahead. Tread CAREFULLY!"

When entering a Curio stage without a curse:

"Red: Oh! It appears that this room isn't cursed. You might be wondering why that is... I'm sorry, but that's ANOTHER ancient skeleton secret. Now, MAKE HASTE!"

When completing a Curio stage:

"Red: Excellent! Away we go!"

and going back to the hub:

"Red: That Curio is is no mere bauble... Use it wisely."

When entering a new Curio stage with a curse:

"Red: This area is cursed as well. Tread carefully!"

When returning to Red and Curio stages are available:

"Red: My heart grows cold... I have located new Curios, but have you found any Red Skulls?"

When there is no new Curios available:

"Red: Alas, I am still hunting for new Curios to trade. I suppose you have important work to do, but please.. don't forget us!"

When bringing Red skulls but all Curios have been acquired:

"Red: OH! You have [x] Red Skulls! I'll pay you 500 gold for each of them! Please! Quickly!"

After receiving Scarlet's skull:

"Red: O, WOE! How I long to become lost in her empty gaze! I cannot stand to see another Red Skull! NOT ONE MORE! O, how her delicate mandibles clattered with laughter! ..Her beautiful brow ridge, so arched! Perfect.. um.. eye sockets... Wait a tic... I... I can't believe it...... IT'S HER! We've found her! AT LAST!"
"Scarlet: ... Red? Red, my love.. is it really you?"
"Red: Yes! I've been searching an eternity! My sweet Scarlet. I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO AGAIN! My heart soars with joy! This calls for a celebration! Join us in the ballroom, Specter Knight!"

In the ballroom:

"Red: Now that we're reunited, the ceremony can finally begin! Maestro, please!"

After the dance:

"Red: You have our deepest thanks, Specter Knight.I hope you enjoyed the show!"
"Specter Knight: ..."
"Red: HOW JOYOUS! Let's head back, shall we?"

If there are still Red Skulls to be brought to Red:

"Red: I'll find a way to repay you! Until then, please bring me more Red Skulls. Perhaps we could collect them all?"

When bringing more Red Skulls:

"Red: Excellent! My collection grows! Perhaps soon we'll find every Red Skulls!"

After bringing the last Red Skulls:

"Red: HAHA, that's the last one! Well done! As thanks, I've prepared a little surprise. Follow me once more into the Tower depths!"
"Red: Would you look at this rubble! What possibly could have happened here?"
"Specter Knight: ... Who could say..."
"Red: Impeccable, isn't it? Really, it's like it was made just for you!"
"Specter Knight: ..."
"Red: I found these alongside it. Not quite magical enough for my tastes. Hardly worthy of being called a Curio."
"Specter Knight: ...Thank you, Red."
"Red: The pleasure is all mine. Both of us might be a touch too sentimental for undead life, HA HA..."
"Red: I don't know what you've been plotting against the Enchantress, but be careful, Specter Knight."

Back to the hub:

"Red: Stay safe out there, Specter Knight... My friend."


  • His sprite model is named "Skull Groom".
  • The dance he and Scarlet perform is a popular Hispanic dance called "Jarabe Tapatío."
  • He appears to be named in reference to comedian Red Skelton.


Specter of Torment Characters
Main Characters: Specter KnightShield KnightLuanReizeDark ReizeBlack KnightEnchantress
Order Recruits: King KnightPhantom StrikerPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
Guest Characters: Madame Meeber
Tower of Fate: RedMannyMissyDark AcolyteCreechLegionScrying GlassMemmecDragonarmorEdge FarmerHoraceScarletDancerGallWizzemsBoneclangsGoldarmorsLiquid SamuraiHover MeanieHoverhaftHoppiclesBirderSuper SkeletonGhostTundreadRail RaidersPlague MinionsGulper MageCogslotter
Other Characters: BazTerrorpinTeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe AlchemeisterHurlsvelgrNightmare Reize
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