Clover is a hydra-like mini-boss encountered in the Forest. She represents the club card symbol. During the events of Chapter 1, she is celebrating her birthday and after being defeated can be seen partying in the Card Castle.
Clover is a big feline-looking creature walking on four legs. It has a long tail with the end looking like a three-horned cross. Clover has three identical round heads with horns on three separate necks with the one in the middle slightly taller, giving their heads a resemblance to the club card symbol. Their heads have three blue eyes in the same club position. Clover's fur (or skin) is entirely white.
Each of Clover's heads has a different personality. The middle head is very cheerful, the right head is very mean and seems to think highly of herself, and the left head seems to be somewhat shy and meek, and does not agree with the other two heads on some subjects.
When talking about boys in-battle, Clover's heads comment that they like fluffy boys with glasses, matching the description of Ralsei.
Before meeting Clover, the party encounters a Rudinn trying to think of a good birthday present for her. The Rudinn mentions that Clover only likes sports, trees, and boys.
Clover's three heads can be found at one of the puzzles in the middle of the Forest. Each head comes out of a hole adjacent to the puzzle and gives a clue to the solution of the puzzle, which had its answer mangled with a calligraphy pen by Rouxls Kaard.
After completing the puzzle, Kris can go through the lowered spikes. However, before entering the next room, Clover comes out from behind the puzzle and starts an encounter.
Clover lives in Card Castle on the fourth floor. The bed in her room is shaped like a clover, to fit her three heads. When the party arrives at the castle, they find a party going on in her room, organized by a Rudinn and a Hathy, who identify themselves as party members. A boombox plays club music, and several small trees and large baseballs have been provided, though one of the baseballs is a repainted basketball.
Clover is brought in Castle Town alongside the rest of the Card Kingdom inhabitants by Kris. She resides in the Party Dojo and can be fought again as the third challenge of the Dojo. Defeating her rewards the party with a Clubs Sandwich from Jigsaw Joe.
- Clubs appear outside the bullet board and rapidly shoot three 3-way spreads of bullets at the SOUL.
- Clubs fly from the right of the bullet board and explode, shooting three slow-moving pellets.
Clover gains one attack in addition to the attacks above:
- Clover's tail rapidly releases clubs from the top of the bullet board.
- The TalkBoys, TalkTrees and TalkSports ACTs can be used once each to fill Clover's (hidden) mercy meter by +40%.
- Using the Manual makes Clover sentimental and fills her mercy meter by +50%. It can be done repeatedly.
- Sparing Clover fills her mercy meter by +10%.
- If three Talk ACTs are used, regardless of topic, Clover becomes tired and can be pacified.
- If her HP is reduced to 135 or below (50%), she becomes tired and can be pacified.
- To spare Clover, the Topic or Topic(Long) ACTs must be used. Topic gives 3 seconds while Topic(Long) gives the player 10 seconds to choose a topic Clover likes: CuteBoys, Fluffy, Birthday, Sports, Family, Hole, Rouxls, Puzzle, Party, Dance, GiantBed, NumberThree, Sandwich, and Tree are correct. A correct guess fills Clover's mercy meter by %, up to 50%, where T is the current turn number.
- Sparing Clover fills her mercy meter by +5%.
- If her HP is reduced to 750 or below (50%), she becomes tired and can be pacified.
- After returning from the Cyber World, both S-Action and R-Action become available, increasing Clover's mercy meter by +5% and +25% respectively.
- Heyy~! It's my birthday today! | And you didn't even say HELLO!? | That's fine, actually ...
- Stop and say hi, folks~! | Shut up! They don't deserve us! | H-hey, calm down, you two.
- Let's celebrate my birthday~! | Yeah, get ready to HURT! | Oh, I'm s-sorry for this...!
- Let's have a nice chat~ | You IDIOT! Ask for a GIFT! | (Just discuss our likes.) [Talking about birthday]
- It's my birthday~ | What!? NO! It's MY birthday! | We're triplets... [Talking about birthday #2]
- Cute ones! Hmm hmm~ | NICE ONES, like I AM! | None... Um, I mean, all. [Talking about boys]
- Glasses are cute, I think... | Fluffy! Glasses! That's it! | HIM??? ...err, sure [Talking about boys #2]
- I wanna eat a football. | Sports! My favorite food! | Oh, I love you two [Talking about sports]
- Spaghetti and tennis balls. | That's GENIUS! | We really agree on it. [Talking about sports #2]
- Animals are kind of nasty. | Just AWFUL in concept. | (Never seen one, but...) [Talking about animals]
- I love the smell of trees. | Oh! Me too! | Pollen makes me... Uh, sure! [Talking about trees]
- Aww, he MADE that!? So caring! | It's SOOO cute! I want it! | (Isn't it a bit...boring?) [Using Manual]
- Nice to see you again! | This time you die! | Please ignore them.
- How well do you know us? | YOU KNOW NOTHING, IDIOT! | Sorry about this...
- Nice dojo today. | What? It's just awful! | Please stop, you two...
- Clover grew close! [Forest Encounter]
- Clover joins the stage! [Dojo Encounter]
- Two heads are better than one! Three... maybe not. [Check]
- Clover is bickering with herselves. [Neutral]
- Clover is whispering about cute boys. [Neutral]
- Clover flashes a trio of terrible smiles. [Neutral]
- Clover is arguing about whose toothbrush is whose. [Neutral]
- Clover hums like an out-of-tune choir. [Neutral]
- Smells like clover and dew. [Neutral]
- (Seems like you should talk about something else...) [TalkBdays]
- Seems like Clover enjoyed talking about that... [TalkBoys or TalkSports]
- You brought up the topic of Animals. Clover didn't seem to care... [TalkAnimals]
- You brought up the topic of Trees. Clover seemed happy... [TalkTrees]
- Kris/Ralsei read the MANUAL! Clover became sentimental! [Using Manual]
- Clover seems TIRED of discussing so much. [Tired]
- Clover starts to look wilted. [Low HP]
- Clover seems to be getting along with herselves. [Spare conditions met]
- Clover is the only (mini-)boss of Chapter 1 to not have her own unique battle theme (instead using the regular encounter music).
- Clover's name and her attacks are a reference to her shape; the locations of her head form a club, which resembles a clover plant. Her bed and the door to her room continue the theme with the same club shape.
- The Broken Cake was commissioned by Clover's Hathy friend for the party.
- There is data in the files for a scrapped version of Clover that would appear as a regular enemy instead of a miniboss.
- In the game files, there are scrapped commands for the ACTs Religion, Politics, GunControl, Kindness, Ghosts and Games. These were possibly scrapped for being controversial topics.
- Examining the game's dialogue reveals that GunControl actually refers to controller preferences, possibly for a shooter game, as one of the heads responds to the subject with "I use a gamepad to aim!"
- Cut dialogue reveals that Clover's middle head admires King, but believes that "Lightners deserve respect". Clover's right head hates him, but like him believes in exterminating non-Darkners.
- Clover (along with Lancer, Rudinn, Hathy, King, Jevil, and the uncredited King of Diamonds) were designed by kanotynes.
- With the exception of Jevil, all of kanotynes's characters were fully designed by March 2012 - 6 years prior to the release of Deltarune.
- Clover may have been inspired by Dodrio from Pokémon. They both have three heads, each with a different personality (joy, sorrow, and anger), and they both tend to have the heads bicker among themselves.
- The reason I made them in the first place was for my design class though. - kanotynes on Tumblr, March 29, 2012.
- Lightners deserve respect. Hell no! They can all die! Please stop, you two. - Clover's cut dialogue from the game files
- Where's Mr. Fluffy? YOU must have scared him! (Who cares?) - Clover's cut dialogue from the game files
- just finished the face cards. - kanotynes on Tumblr, March 27, 2012.
- working on playing card designs for one of my classes. - kanotynes on Tumblr, March 15, 2012.