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This is a list of bosses from the video game Cuphead. In the game, boss battles are in the form of debtors whose souls Cuphead and Mugman must steal in order to win the Devil's bet. They are one if the main focuses of the game, and they come in phases. Bosses can have as many as only two phases or as many as five.  As each boss begins, an announcer says one of the following lines:

  • "Here's a real high class bout! Now go!"
  • "A great slam and then some! You're up!
  • "This match will get red hot! Here goes!"

Once the boss is defeated, the announcer will shout "Knockout!", which is followed by the bosses' defeat pose.

However, if the player dies, they will be greeted with a screen that simply says "YOU DIED!" which proceeds a "Death Card" which contains a quote of the boss mocking player, often with them rhyming.

There is a total of twenty-eight bosses in the first Cuphead game. There is five bosses each in Inkwell Isles 1 and 2, seven in Isle Three, ten in the showdown with King Dice (nine mini-bosses including King Dice), and finally, The Devil himself.

Boss Name Preview Description
Inkwell Isle One
The Root Pack Cuphead04 The first boss level where The Root Pack are fought. One of the two bosses initially available. Unlocks Ribby and Croaks upon defeat. Their level is titled Botanic Panic. This boss has three phases (two on Simple Mode).
Goopy Le Grande Goopy lunge The second boss level which is where Goopy Le Grande is fought. One of the two bosses initially available. Unlocks Hilda Berg upon defeat. His level is titled Ruse of an Ooze. This boss has three phases (two on Simple Mode).
Ribby and Croaks Ribby croaks phase 2 In the third boss level, Ribby and Croaks are fought. Unlocked after beating The Root Pack. Their level is titled Clip Joint Calamity. This boss has three phases (two on Simple Mode).
Hilda Berg Hilda gears out The fourth boss is Hilda Berg, who is unlocked after defeating Goopy Le Grande. Unlocks Cagney Carnation upon defeat. Her level is titled Threatenin' Zeppelin. This boss has three phases (two on Simple Mode).
Cagney Carnation Kabloom intro Cagney Carnation is the fifth and final boss of Inkwell Isle One. He is unlocked after defeating Hilda Berg. Unlocks the Die House upon defeat. His level is titled Floral Fury. This boss has two phases (one on Simple Mode).
Boss Name Preview Description
Inkwell Isle Two
Baroness Von Bon Bon Baroness Von Bon Bon Baroness Von Bon Bon is the first boss of Inkwell Isle Two. She is one of the three bosses initially available after entering this isle. Defeating her grants the player access to Wally Warbles. Her level is titled Sugarland Shimmy. This boss has two phases (one on Simple Mode).
Djimmi the Great Swords The second boss of Isle Two, Djimmi the Great is one of the three bosses initially available after entering this isle. His level is titled Pyramid Peril. This boss has the most phases out of any of the bosses in the game, with a total of five phases (four on Simple Mode).
Beppi the Clown Beppi The Clown Beppi the Clown is the third boss of Isle Two, and is one of the three bosses initially available after entering this isle. Defeating him grants the player access to Grim Matchstick. His level is titled Carnival Kerfuffle. This boss has four phases (three on Simple Mode).
Wally Warbles Cuphead Wally Warbles is the fourth boss of Isle Two, and is unlocked after defeating Baroness Von Bon Bon. His level is titled Aviary Action. This boss has three phases (two on Simple Mode).
Grim Matchstick Cuphead-screenshot-dragon The fifth and final boss of Isle Two, Grim Matchstick is unlocked after defeating Beppi the Clown. Defeating him unlocks the second Die House. His level is titled Fiery Frolic. This boss has three phases (two on Simple Mode).
Boss Name Preview Description
Inkwell Isle Three
Rumor Honeybottoms Beegoodshot The first boss of Isle Three, Rumor Honeybottoms is one of two initially available bosses after entering this isle. Defeating her grants access to Dr. Kahl's Robot. Her level is titled Honeycomb Herald. This boss has three phases (two on Simple Mode).
Captain Brineybeard Pirategoodshot The second boss of Isle Three, Captain Brineybeard is the second of two initially available bosses after entering this isle. Defeating him grants access to Cala Maria. His level is titled Shootin N' Lootin. This boss has two phases (one on Simple Mode).
Cala Maria Calamariabarf The third boss of Isle Three, Cala Maria is unlocked after defeating Captain Brineybeard. Defeating her grants access to Werner Werman and Sally Stageplay. Her level is titled High Seas Hi-Jinx!. This boss has three phases (two on Simple Mode).
Dr. Kahl's Robot DrKahlsRobotHeadCannon The fourth boss of Isle Three, Dr. Kahl's Robot is unlocked after defeating Rumor Honeybottoms. Defeating him grants access to Werner Werman and Sally Stageplay. His level is titled Junkyard Jive!. This boss has three phases (one on Simple Mode).
Werner Werman Werner cherry bomb Werner Werman is the fifth boss of Isle Three. He is unlocked after defeating either Cala Maria or Dr. Kahl's Robot. Defeating him grants the player access to Sally Stageplay. His level is titled Murine Corps. This boss has three phases (two on Simple Mode).
Sally Stageplay Sally Phase 2 Sally Stageplay is the sixth boss of Isle Three. She is unlocked after beating either Cala Maria, Dr. Kahl's Robot, or Werner Werman. Defeating her grants access to Phantom Express. Her level is titled Dramatic Fanatic. This boss has four phases (three on Simple Mode).
Phantom Express 150619392039076-10 The seventh and final boss of Isle Three, Phantom Express is unlocked after defeating Sally Stageplay. Defeating them grants access to Inkwell Hell. Their level is titled Railroad Wrath. This boss has four phases (three on Simple Mode).
Boss Name Preview Description
Inkwell Isle Four (Inkwell Hell)
Tipsy Troop
21 tipsy troop
The first of nine mini-bosses fought before King Dice.
Chips Bettigan
22 chips bettigan
The second of nine mini-bosses fought before King Dice.
Mr. Wheezy
23 mr wheezy
The third of nine mini-bosses fought before King Dice.
Pip and Dot
24 pip and dot
The fourth of nine mini-bosses fought before King Dice.
Hopus Pocus
25 hopus pocus
The fifth of nine mini-bosses fought before King Dice.
Phear Lap
26 phear lap
The sixth of nine mini-bosses fought before King Dice.
Pirouletta
27 pirouletta
The seventh of nine mini-bosses fought before King Dice.
Mangosteen
DeathCardMangosteen
The eighth of nine mini-bosses fought before King Dice.
Mr. Chimes
29 mr chimes
The ninth and final mini-boss fought before King Dice.
King Dice Dice card attack The Devil's assistant in running their casino.
The Devil Throne The Devil, the one who Cuphead and Mugman are collecting the soul contracts for, and serves as the main antagonist and final boss of the game.