Whipped into Shape: Hard is the first stage in Dom Awakens!
This stage mostly consists of black enemies.
This stage is very difficult without Ring Girl because the Gory Blacks and Dark Doges can break through your defenses easily, especially when the boss comes out. Dark Lazer attacks relentlessly and has a great deal of staying power; fortunately she is considered a black enemy, which allows you to use abilities such as Cat Eastwood's slow, Plane Cat's knockback etc. to slow or entirely stop her advance. CPU is not recommended because you need to be very aware of what's being sent out – a single Gory Black, if not dealt with properly, could tear through your defenses and allow the boss to advance.