[Image Description: a corrupted, glitching Undertale text box surrounded by distorted assets from the Dating Hub. In its center, in Wingdings, are the words “MISCELLANEOUS QUESTIONS”. End I.D.]
* Smells like bad graphic design.
[Image Description: a picture from the Vessel survey in Deltarune; it is corrupted and glitched. It's asking, “YOUR FAVORITE BLOOD TYPE?”. The Red SOUL has selected AB. End I.D.]
*Fans were unsure what to make of the blood type question.
*This is strange, considering all humans have blood, don’t they...?
*Perhaps they haven’t played Deltarune in quite a while, or at all!
*Now would be a good time to rectify this, we suggest...
*(Don’t despair if you can’t soon, though!)
*(There’s a limit to the things you can do today. Accepting this is healthy.)
WILL YOU PERSIST? (Continue reading under the cut. No Deltarune chapter 2 spoilers in this post.)
[Image Description: A pie chart entitled “FAVORITE BLOOD TYPE” in Wingdings, against a glitched, crimson background. 388 responders, or 17%, voted A for their favorite blood type (A’s texture on the pie chart is a neon pastel bowling alley carpet). 765 responders, or 33%, voted AB as their favorite blood type (AB’s texture is several surprised Gasters). 240 responders, or 10%, voted B as their favorite (B’s texture is many Mettatons wearing blue dresses). 320 responders, 14%, voted C (C’s texture is many EGGs from the Dating Hub). 591 responders, 26%, voted D (D’s texture is several Ficus Lickers). End I.D.]
*Undertale fans’ favorite blood type was overwhelmingly AB.
*This is likely because... it stands out as the only type with two letters rather than one.
*Having twice as much blood may be beneficial to humans... though how, we cannot say...
*Well, I needn’t speculate.
*After all, it’s rude to talk about someone who’s listening.
[Image Description: A horizontal graph entitled “WD Gaster headcanons”. The title and vertical axis title are typed in pink-highlighted uppercase Wingdings; the data series consists of various pink, blue, and purple shapes, both conical and square; the background is dark; and the entire graph is slightly glitched.
From top (greatest) to bottom (least): 1666 responders chose the theory “Gaster is Sans and Papyrus's father, and is a good (or at least well-intentioned) person. This may include Sans and/or Papyrus working together with him when they grow up”. 1306 responders chose “Gaster attempted to study alternate timelines before shattering himself”; 1276 responders chose “Gaster survived the war of humans and monsters and is as old as Asgore and Toriel. They may have been friends in the past”; 961 responders chose “Gaster is not related to Sans and Papyrus, but either one or both worked with him in some scientific fashion”; 728 chose “Gaster is just a funny meme man”; 712 chose “Gaster is Sans and Papyrus’ father, and is a terrible and/or abusive person. This may include Sans and Papyrus being experimented on”; 429 chose “Gaster is Sans and Papyrus’ brother”; 170 chose “Gaster was Papyrus’ previous identity before he fell into the CORE”; 77 chose “Gaster is Sans or Papyrus’ boyfriend”; 59 chose “Gaster is Sans and Papyrus’ grandfather”; 159 chose “I know of Gaster, but have no interest in or headcanons about him; 144 chose “None of these options accurately reflect my headcanons”; and 15 chose, “I have never heard of Gaster”. End I.D.]
Doctor W.D. Gaster is a mystery even to us monsters who work with him. Is he a father? A brother? A lover? Since shattering across time and space, he is able to become everyone, and no one. The most popular belief is that Doctor Gaster is Sans and Papyrus’s father and that his intentions are good. (We certainly hope so!) This response received 1666 votes, which we find very, very interesting. This amounts to 63.1% of responders. The opposite option, that Doctor Gaster abused his children, only received 712 votes (26.9% of responders). This was surprising considering the popularity of AUs like Zarla’s Handplates comic.
Beliefs that Doctor Gaster studied timelines and was a friend of King Asgore and Queen Toriel are also very popular. Each of these responses was chosen by just under half of fans surveyed.
The theory that Doctor Gaster was Papyrus’s previous identity seemed to be a rather new development, and was intended to be an outlier. We were not aware that a decent portion of fans enjoy this belief, with 170 fans (6.4%) choosing it. In contrast, Doctor Gaster as the skeletons’ boyfriend or grandfather were less popular than expected, with 2.9% and 2.2% of responders choosing these options, respectively.
Despite being hidden from most fans in the game itself, only 15 responders (0.6%) are not aware of Gaster’s existence. He is pleased to know that he connected with so many of you.
He looks forward to seeing you again very, very soon.
(For those who wish to view the Gaster graph in table form for readability, click here.)
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