Cunoesse Vittulainen

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Cunoesse "Vittulainen" is a character in Disco Elysium.

Background[edit | edit source]

A violent ten year old child from the far north, Cunoesse is a "companion" of Cuno. Where she comes from is unknown (though it is very likely that she is from Elysium's equivalent of Scandinavia, Katla, due to her expressing herself in Finnish, time to time), but Cuno is mighty protective of her, ever since he took her in.

Cuno found her sitting in a corner near the janitor's closet, near his home at Capeside apartments. After three days straight of watching her, hibernating in the corner, reeking of urine and weak with hunger, he deliberately left the door open, knowing she'd go in. He found her huddled under his desk like a dog. His deadbeat father did not protest, too drunk to recognize that Cunoesse wasn't Cuno. The two have been inseparable ever since, with Cunoesse's broken personality breaking Cuno even harder.

She habitually peppers her speech with profanities in both English and Finnish, and is far more violent than even Cuno on speed. Cuno believes that Cunoesse is a killer and he found her after she killed another child, suffering from a murder hangover. Whether it's true or not, he's genuinely scared of her - and at the same time, incredibly protective.

Interactions[edit | edit source]

  • Cunoesse is met together with Cuno right behind the Whirling-in-Rags and offers scathing commentary on literally everything you do with the body. In fact, she's primarily an obstacle to talking with Cuno. You can figure it out with Empathy.
  • Cunoesse offers one of the opportunities for a non-standard game-over: When trying to shoot down the hanged man's body with Kim's Armistice, you can point the gun at her and shoot her. Many things fly in Martinaise, but shooting kids is not one of them.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The surname "Vittulainen", which Cunoesse gives herself, is likely not her actual surname, as it translates to "vittu" (fuck/cunt) and "-lainen" (of/from) in Finnish, or the Katla's language. Along with this, the terms which Cunoesse throws around, such as "vittupää" and "The Näkki" which the player can remark as "Perhaps important somehow" roughly translate to "fuckhead" and "water spirit/monster".