Undertale Wiki

Photoshop Flowey (also known as Omega Flowey by fans) is the entity created when Flowey absorbs the six human SOULs at the end of a Neutral Route. He serves as the final boss of that route if the protagonist has not defeated him before since the last True Reset or Genocide Route.



Flowey's face distorts as he absorbs the human SOULs.

After absorbing the human SOULs, Flowey transforms into a grotesque, flower-shaped hybrid of plant tissue, human organs, and machinery. Consisting entirely of rendered images, Photoshop Flowey is stylistically different from anything else in the game.

The middle of his body has a contorted human face with two mandibles on the bottom and a TV monitor on top. The monitor either displays a laughing pixelated face, or a black and white image of a yelling human face, presumably of Toby Fox himself. The pixelated face has sideways eyes that flash red and green, and a big mouth with large, blocky teeth. The face can also escape the screen when it laughs, as the mouth seems to pop out of the bottom. Around the monitor and face are 6 curved pipes, one for each soul that resemble the petals of Flowey's normal form, and the areas inside flash the colors of the souls when the protagonist is about to encounter one. The second row also has a floating pair of eyeballs inside of them. On either side of the main body are more pipes connected to long cactus-like appendages that perpetually move out from the body. Further down are more vine-covered cacti that have been shaped into arms, with three thorns on each hand acting as fingers or claws.

Photoshop Flowey's new body resembles that of the DT Extraction Machine's structure, albeit now filled with teeth, gums, and eyeballs. Alphys used this machine to extract Determination from six previously captured human SOULs — the same SOULs that Photoshop Flowey uses to power himself.

Main Story

At the conclusion of the Neutral Route battle with Asgore, Flowey appears and finishes off the weakened king of monsters following his dialogue to the protagonist. He then absorbs the six bottled human SOULs to increase his strength, repeating his main line "in this world... it's KILL or BE killed." As he absorbs the SOULs, Flowey's face becomes horribly twisted in a way not previously witnessed, and the game immediately closes. When reopened, the typical introduction cut scene is altered; the Boss Monster is replaced with a Loox, similar to the Undertale Demo. There is no "typewriter" sound as the text is shown on screen.

The introduction of Floweytale.

The first line is laid out at a jittery pace. After "one day, the" is displayed on the second line, the remaining part of the sentence appears all at once, and the image corrupts. In windowed mode, during the broken intro the window title changes rapidly to lines of random letters and numbers. A glitched noise plays until the player presses [Z].

The game then presents the option to load a SAVE of Flowey's creation, the location being simply "My World" and the window name changing to FloweyTale. Loading the SAVE file displays a blank screen name. The SAVE is under Flowey's name, his LV is 9999, and the play time is 9999:99. The player can only choose the "Continue" option, as any attempts to choose "Restart" are ineffective.

Flowey's save file.

In this SAVE, the protagonist begins in a seemingly endless dark void. As they walk north, they find a SAVE Point. However, when the protagonist interacts with the SAVE Point, their SAVE file is erased: the dialogue box is repeatedly cracked as though it is being rammed and exists in the playing world, not just as a user interface. Flowey's face, much larger than normal, then bursts through the dialogue box. Flowey mockingly thanks the protagonist for unwittingly helping him destroy Asgore's SOUL, and gloats that he is now in control of the six human SOULs.

He states that once he absorbs the seventh SOUL — the protagonist's — he will become godlike, and proceed to show everyone the "REAL meaning of this world," which is kill or be killed. He also reinforces the fact that the protagonist will not be able to use their SAVE file to escape to an earlier part of the game, even going as far as to declare that it is “gone forever,” before stating that he will "SAVE over [the protagonist's] own death." If the protagonist did not create a save file, however, Flowey taunts them for being "too stupid to make one."

The protagonist is then thrust into battle against Photoshop Flowey, after a cinematic showing the approach of the creature as a black silhouette on a red background. While this occurs, "Your Best Nightmare" plays. This fight is not RPG-oriented but instead is based more or less entirely on a bullet-hell encounter. It is immediately obvious that this battle is different in that the protagonist does not have the option to FIGHT, ACT, use an ITEM, or show MERCY right away. Notably, the battle is completely independent of the protagonist's SAVE file; their HP is set to 50 during the battle regardless of their LOVE or any EXP previously earned.

Photoshop Flowey attacks in a multitude of ways: firing star-shaped projectiles from his eyes, striking with numerous vines that cross over each other in a downwards strike, flamethrowers, finger guns, pulling in flies, dropping bombs with little Flowey faces on them, firing lasers, and using the weapons of the Six Humans. When Flowey activates the powers of one of his six human SOULs, that human SOUL gives an attack based on their associated objects and concepts.

During the attacks of the six human SOULs, the protagonist can call for help from each SOUL by pressing ACT buttons that appear among the attacks of the SOULs. This action causes the white bullets to be replaced with positive green bullets which heal the protagonist.

After requesting assistance from each of the six SOULs, "Your Best Nightmare" transitions into "Finale", and the SOULs leave Photoshop Flowey temporarily to encourage the protagonist to defeat Flowey. They do so by providing the protagonist with more than enough healing projectiles to fully heal them, and by reducing Photoshop Flowey's defense to 0. The SOULs continue assisting the protagonist by sending them a healing item at times while allowing the protagonist to deal a decent amount of damage as well. The fight continues until they reduce Photoshop Flowey's HP to 0.

Photoshop Flowey screenshot trollface.png

When the protagonist does defeat Photoshop Flowey, he feigns panic and curses the protagonist for defeating him before simply reloading FILE 3, a save file he created at the very beginning of the fight. This action, of course, results in Flowey (and also the protagonist) regaining all lost health. He then taunts the protagonist by killing them and then reloading the save file 32 times in rapid succession. Flowey then encircles the protagonist's SOUL with bullets, much like he did at the beginning of the game, and saves the file there (as FILE 6).

After jeering about how helpless the protagonist is, he then dares them to call for help. An ACT button appears for the protagonist, and pressing it results in a call for help. Nothing happens, leading to Flowey saying the infamous line "...But nobody came." Flowey proceeds to close in his ring of bullets to destroy the protagonist for good. However, when any one of the bullets hits the protagonist's SOUL, it fully refills the protagonist's HP, and any remaining bullets instantly vanish. Confused, Flowey attempts to load an alternate save file, but to his horror finds that he is suddenly unable to do so.

The human SOULs then exit again and fight back against Flowey, draining him of his power and destroying his new form, reducing him to his regular form as a battered flower. After this, the protagonist is given the option to either spare or kill him.

If the protagonist kills Flowey, he remarks "I knew you had it in you!" before dying and turning into "just a regular flower". However, if the protagonist spares him, Flowey insists that he has not changed at all, telling the protagonist that he would kill them and everyone they love if he is allowed to survive. The protagonist is then taken back to the FIGHT and MERCY buttons. Repeatedly pressing MERCY causes Flowey to become more and more confused and frustrated at the fact that he cannot understand why the protagonist is merciful to him, despite his moments-ago attempt to kill the protagonist and his threats towards the protagonist and their friends. After 13 total attempts to spare him, the protagonist finally sees success, as Flowey then flees.

In the event of a Neutral Route re-run, Flowey returns to kill Asgore, with his dialogue changing based on if he was killed or spared. If he was killed, he asks the protagonist if they thought killing him would make a difference and states that he will come back every time they load their SAVE. If he was spared, Flowey acknowledges that the human SOULs would revolt again if he absorbed them. In either case, Flowey is not re-fought, and the game automatically cuts to the protagonist leaving the Underground.

In Battle

For an in-battle description, see Photoshop Flowey/In Battle.



The face that appears while fighting Photoshop Flowey.

  • Photoshop Flowey is named after Adobe Photoshop, judging by his name and appearance, as he is made from parts that were most likely edited by Everdraed in Photoshop.

The earliest Concept Art of Photoshop Flowey.

  • During the fake intro sequence, the window's title switches between random characters. After the fake intro sequence, the window's title is changed to "Floweytale." When the player starts the game, the window's title becomes nothing.
  • Photoshop Flowey's concept art shows a great resemblance to the description of the angel Azrael (Also called Azriel) in various religions: "...He has four faces and four thousand wings, and his whole body consists of eyes and tongues." The name Azriel also shows a resemblance to the name Asriel, which is Flowey's real identity.[1]
    • In Judaism and Islam, Azrael is the angel of death, and: "He watches over the dying, separates the soul from the body, and receives the spirits of the dead." This description also matches him, as he watched the human souls in Asgore's castle and took them to achieve his form.[1]
      • This fits with Asriel's "God of Hyperdeath" form, and also that his "final form" has wings.
  • The art style used for Photoshop Flowey (sprites made from pre-rendered assets) was pioneered by Donkey Kong Country and common in shooters around 2000, and can be seen in period games such as Prehistoric Isle II.
  • The center tubes around the TV screen that project Flowey's "face" resemble the petals of his original flower form.
  • Photoshop Flowey’s screen with a face resembles that of Yes Man from Fallout: New Vegas.
  • The number of total eyes, petals, and talons Photoshop Flowey has is equivalent to the number of souls he possesses.
  • Photoshop Flowey and Toriel are the only characters whose battle sprites have colored eyes throughout their battles.
Halloween Hack screenshot game over.gif
  • The text in Photoshop Flowey's GAME OVER screen is a reference to Toby Fox's Halloween Hack of EarthBound. If the protagonist loses to Dr. Andonuts, who is also a final boss, the game over text reads "Oh, [protagonist name], it's all just a dream! Just kidding, you're dead forever," followed by infinite looping "ha."
  • The player cannot exit Photoshop Flowey's GAME OVER screen through normal means such as Esc or F4, forcing the player to wait out the sequence until the game closes itself.
  • Though the human SOULs initially attack the protagonist, they cannot kill them; each SOUL can only reduce the protagonist's HP to 1. This is similar to Papyrus in his battle.
  • Photoshop Flowey's finger gun sprites have a green thumb, which is a play on the idiom "having green thumb," which is the ability to grow plants well.
  • Within the game files, the teeth of Photoshop Flowey's green ball attack is referred as "dentata," derived from the Latin root meaning "tooth."
  • Photoshop Flowey's repeated loading and saving during battle are akin to the act of players using Save States and Load States on an emulator.
  • When Flowey uses his save and load features, he uses SAVE files 2, 3, and 6; he never uses the protagonist's file (file 0), or files 1, 4, and 5.
  • Photoshop Flowey "cries" when he is damaged beyond half his health.
  • The face Flowey makes after recovering all his HP by loading File 3 is a reference to the "Troll Face", a recurring meme used around the internet to signify when someone has been "trolled" online or in other forms of media.
  • The phrase, "But nobody came," that appears when the protagonist calls for help, is akin to a line from EarthBound when an enemy calls for help, but no enemies join the battle.
    • The phrase is also used frequently throughout the game, such as when encountering an enemy after the kill counter for an area has been exhausted.
    • Also, during the fight, when Flowey dares the protagonist to call for help, he uses the line, "Mommy! Daddy! Somebody help!" to mock the protagonist and says "But nobody came." after they call for help. This echoes the New Home sequence during the Genocide Route, when Flowey tells the protagonist his story.
  • If the protagonist runs into Flowey's pellets that surround their SOUL at the end of the battle, killing themselves, he immediately reloads FILE 6. Continuously doing this irritates Flowey, causing him to stop his monologue to demand that the protagonist "stop that." Whether the protagonist stops or continues, he then continues to utter his speech.[2]
  • Killing Flowey at the end of the battle does not alter any subsequent True Pacifist Route.
  • Unlike all other battles in the game (each of which has its own encounter ID), Photoshop Flowey's battle takes place in its own room, being room 294 (room_floweyx), and thus it is not listed as a battle in the game data. If the player hacks their SAVE to enter this room, it crashes the game.
  • Names of several game objects in Photoshop Flowey's battle are prefixed with obj_floweyx.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia, Azrael
  2. Undertale – Omega Flowey Easter Egg - YouTube