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|“||I'm Mr. King Dice, I'm the gamest in the land. I never play nice, I'm the Devil's right hand man!||„|
|~ Lyrics from King Dice's theme song.|
King Dice is the secondary antagonist of the run-and-gun video game Cuphead: Don't Deal With The Devil. He is the sleazy, treacherous and evil manager of the Devil's Casino and the right-hand man of The Devil.
King Dice first appears when Cuphead and Mugman enter the Devil's Casino, and comments that they seemingly can't lose. He then smirks as The Devil enters the casino and beats Cuphead at Craps after he bets his soul. The Devil then promises to free Cuphead and Mugman from their debt if they collect the Soul Contracts from his other debtors, and sends King Dice to make sure they complete the deal by blocking the passage to the other areas of Inkwell Isles.
After Cuphead and Mugman complete the first island, King Dice and The Devil have a conversation regarding Cuphead and Mugman's success. While admitting that the brothers are doing a good job, King Dice states that he believes that they are up to something, although The Devil assures him that, if they try anything, he'll be waiting.
After Cuphead and Mugman collect the final contracts, King Dice confronts them at the Devil's Casino. Initially complimenting them for successfully completing the deal, he then angrily states that their success has caused him to lose a bet, and that they are going to play a "game" before seeing The Devil.
Fight and Defeat
King Dice takes Cuphead and Mugman to a giant Roulette wheel and creates a pink dice for them to roll. If Cuphead and Mugman land on one of the nine numbers, he swallows them and takes them to an area where they must fight a boss determined by the number they landed on. If Cuphead and Mugman manage to land on ten/fin, they will fight King Dice himself, who attacks by unleashing waves of anthropomorphic playing cards from his hands, although Cuphead and Mugman can parry on the pink cards to avoid being hit. After a short battle, Cuphead and Mugman defeat King Dice and make their way to The Devil.
King Dice is an extremely sleazy, deceitful, untrustworthy, and manipulative individual. As the manager of the Devil's Casino, besides running the Casino his main job is to fool others into thinking that they are having a lot of luck and make them overconfident enough to think that they can beat The Devil when he offers to play with them, and then takes great joy in watching his victims try to do so. While normally relaxed and cheerful (in a sadistic way), he can be extremely cruel if he wants to be, as shown when he punishes his minion Mr. Wheezy by crushing him with his shoe for losing to Cuphead.
Being very arrogant and overconfident in himself, King Dice believes that no one is allowed to "mess with him" and that he can easily defeat anyone who tries to, which ultimately leads to his defeat. Due to his nature, even The Devil doesn't like him very much, regarding him as "good for nothing" and proud that Cuphead and Mugman managed to defeat him.
- Despite being the secondary antagonist, he has more screentime than the Devil.
- In the last phase of King Dice's boss fight, his eye color is shown to be green as he laughs wickedly.
- This is similar to the Coachman's smile and evil laugh in the 1940 Disney film Pinocchio as their eye colors are almost similar, and both have an identical white glimmer cutting to the center pupil.
- King Dice's theme song "Die House", is sung by Alana Bridgewater, who also sings during the games end credits.
- His design is heavily based on the late famous jazz singer Cab Calloway. In addition to this, if the player is defeated by King Dice in his boss battle, he says "Hi-de-ho" in his defeat quote, a phrase commonly associated with Cab Calloway.