A new addition to the Skullgirls fighting team has been revealed by Shoryuken.com. Dark new character Painwheel is an “aerial dominance” character, and can fly using the blades in her back. She is said to be in constant pain and full of rage with the ability to charge up her normal attacks. Read her full bio below:

Once a normal schoolgirl named Carol, Painwheel was kidnapped by Valentine and delivered to the Anti-Skullgirls Labs’ secretive Lab Zero. There she was implanted with the synthetic Buer Drive and Gae Bolga parasites and infused with experimental Skullgirl blood, transforming her into the monster she is today. Violent and unstable as a result of these experiments, as a precaution she’s mentally controlled by Lab Zero’s powerful psychic director, Brain Drain. Fueled by rage, she draws her power from her pain and fury. Despite that, the soul of that scared young girl still lives on inside this monstrous body, desperately fighting off the onslaught of voices that would control her.

Skullgirls is set to launch on XBLA early 2012. Head over the page for more images of Painwheel.

Source: Shoryuken