For Team Switched's rendition, see Papyrus/Team Switched.
Cause if you take one more step forward, you're not gonna like what happens next.
— Papyrus' pre-fight dialogue[1]

Papyrus loves puns and always grinds his brother Sans to the bone with them. His dad is W.D. Gaster.

Papyrus is a laid back jokester who is into practical jokes. He enjoys honey as his favorite condiment and sells corndogs as a side job.[2] He is more into practical jokes than puns[3] and almost always slouches over so Sans doesn't feel small.[4]



Papyrus is a tall, slender skeleton, wearing an orange hoodie and green or black shorts. Like his Undertale counterpart, Papyrus has the same facial features. He is often shown smoking, and often looks rather calm and tired. When serious, his black eye-sockets get wider like UT Sans.

However, in Team Switched version, Papyrus' clothing colors are more similar to his Undertale counterpart. However, the fact that he wears a hoodie and baggy pants remains.


Papyrus is rather calm and lazy around his environment and surrounding. Most of his laziness is a combination of nihilism and apathy towards life, shown especially when fighting him in the genocide route. He is very protective of his brother and threatens the protagonist if they kill him (but fights if the case is in the genocide route). He often wonders if his indolence stems from his knowledge that any progress he makes will be erased when the timeline resets. Conversely, he suggests that this knowledge could be "a poor excuse for being lazy."

Papyrus generally shows his humorous side, often inserting puns and jokes into his sentences which annoys Sans. Papyrus also has an enthusiasm for honey. He is highly supportive of his brother's goals but sometimes mocks it for fun. Since he is a laid back individual, he often sleeps at a lot of his multiple jobs if not taking breaks. However, he has his serious moments, which is shown more often when Sans is killed.

He seems to have the abilities to manipulate Gaster Blasters and telekinesis, much like Sans from Undertale where he often switches soul modes of the protagonists, making his battle being the hardest in the entire game.



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  3. hello yes i would like to write some underswap fanfic, can you give us anymore headcanons? like who else has swapped and whatnot? and does sans still like puns or is that Papyrus' thing? does pap still make spaghetti? Popcornpr1nce's Tumblr.
  4. more of the underswap au that no one asked for but... Popcornpr1nce's Tumblr.
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