Whipped into Shape (Expert) is the first stage in The Dom Awakens!.
- Infinite Doge Darks spawn after 13.33 seconds400f, delay 25~30 seconds750f~900f.
- 1 Shadow Boxer K spawns after 26.67 seconds800f.
- When the base reaches 99% HP:
- 1 Dark Lazer spawns as the boss.
- Infinite Doge Darks spawn, delay 18~20 seconds540f~600f.
- Infinite Gory Blacks spawn, delay 36.67~40 seconds1,100f~1,200f.
- Infinite Shadow Boxer Ks spawn, delay 45~50 seconds1,350f~1,500f.
- 8 Gory Blacks spawn, delay 0.67~5.33 seconds20f~160f.
- 8 Shadow Boxer Ks spawn, delay 0.67~5.33 seconds20f~160f.
- 8 Owlbrows spawn, delay 44 seconds1,320f.
This stage can be very difficult without Ring Girl Cat because the Gory Blacks and Doge Darks 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. Using the Cat 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.