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Coral was a zombie animated by the necromantic powers of Gern Blanston, serving with fellow thralls Carol, Fatty Arbuckle, and Stimpy. As a companion NPC, Coral was played by Matthew Mercer, but she followed the instructions of Gern's player, Chris Hardwick.



Coral was not related to Gern Blanston or his other thralls, although Gern said he considered them all a make-shift family. He would frequently confuse her with Carol.[3]

"Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46)[]

Coral used her body to pat out the flames on Gern Blanston during the efreeti fight.[4] She was also sent with a blink candle to help seal the portal to the Elemental Plane of Fire. In doing so, she waded through lava, then was teleported 15 feet into the air and died upon impact with the ground.[5]

Appearances and mentions[]


  • Gern being a necromancer dancer and wearing a red dance vest is an allusion to the vest Cadence wore in Crypt of the NecroDancer. It is possible, then, that Coral is a reference to the other playable character, Choral, which may even be the intended spelling of Coral's name. However, the name is spelled "Coral" in the transcript.
  • "Coral" is an anagram of "Carol", one of Gern's other undead thralls. Carol is also the name of another prominent character on The Walking Dead.


  1. See "Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46) from 1:51:45 through 1:52:15.
  2. See D&D Monster Manual, 5th ed., p. 316.
  3. See "Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46) at 0:28:58.
  4. See "Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46) from 1:51:50 through 1:53:19.
  5. See "Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46) from 3:00:31 through 3:03:03.


  1. Fan art of Coral helping to seal the rift to the Elemental Plane of Fire in "Cindergrove Revisited" (1x46), by Thomas Brin (source). Used with permission.