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    Henry Stein 
Voiced by: theMeatly

The Player Character. A former animator and friend of Joey Drew's, Henry receives a letter asking him to return to the animation studio.

  • An Axe to Grind: At the end of chapter one and for the majority of chapter two, Henry's only means of defense is a fireaxe he found lying around. It breaks after he escapes from Sammy's attempts to feed him to Bendy. He briefly gets a new one in Chapter 3 for one of Alice's "errands", and again to fight Bertrum in Chapter 4. He gets to use it one last time to fight off a horde of Searchers and Lost Ones in Chapter 5.
  • Cool Old Guy: Given the letter in the beginning mentions a 30-year gap between when Henry and Joey last saw each other, Henry is probably 50+ years old at this point. And yet he survives a studio full of horrors, including multiple rather large falls.
  • Captain Obvious: His dialogue is often just flat statements of obvious information.
    Henry: (after finding an axe) This will definitely come in handy.
  • Failure Hero: Though he manages to accomplish individual objectives with little problem, every chapter ends with him failing to complete his main objective:
    • Chapter 1: Not only does he fail to find Joey, but he gets stranded in a deeper part of the studio trying to escape from "Bendy".
    • Chapter 2: He successfully opens a stairwell to the top floor, only to get knocked out and dragged deeper by Sammy.
    • Chapter 3: After doing countless errands for Alice, he steps on an elevator to the surface... only for Alice to drop the elevator at the last second.
    • Chapter 4: He sets out to save Boris from Alice, only to arrive just a bit too late and discover that Boris was Reforged into a Minion. He's promptly forced to Shoot the Dog.
    • Chapter 5: At this point, he’s just trying to escape the studio and get back to his family. After defeating the Ink Demon who’s been chasing him for the entire game, it’s revealed he’s trapped in a time loop with no way out.
  • Fed to the Beast: Sammy tries to do this to him. "Try" being the key word.
  • Genre Blind: When he arrives and discovers no one in the studio to greet him, he just decides to look around. When he sees Boris dissected, Bendy's cutout following him everywhere, and strange messages on the walls, his reaction isn't to run or call the police, but start up the machine. At least by Chapter 3 he starts to wise up to the fetch-quest nature of the game he's in, guessing how he won't get the lever to leave the safehouse until he gives Boris something to eat.
  • Happily Married: He originally quit working at the studio to spend more time with his wife, Linda, and expresses how much he loves and misses her in a chapter five pre-release video log.
  • The Immune: He's apparently impervious to being corrupted by the ink. He has absolutely no trouble wading across a river of ink that Alison and Tom can't cross because they're "not like him."
  • Married to the Job: A secret recording of himself reveals that he hasn't seen his partner Linda during the first two weeks of the studio's founding.
  • Meaningful Name: His last name brings to mind another character whose creation of life brought them misery, and whose mission in life became to kill what they created.
  • Morality Chain: In the ending, Joey heavily implies that Henry was something of a moderating influence on his behavior and once he left the studio, there was nothing keeping Joey's worse traits in check.
    "The truth is, you were always so good at pushing, old friend... pushing me to do the right thing. You should've pushed a little harder."
  • Nice Guy: He's just a normal guy trying to survive his extremely bizarre and terrifying situation.
  • No Historical Figures Were Harmed: Seems to be based off of Ub Iwerks, one of the founding animators for Walt Disney's now-famous company and co-creator with Walt of said company's mascot, Mickey Mouse. Like Iwerks, Henry is an animator who was friends with the studio head, and is implied to have gotten little recognition despite being the dominant creative force behind the cartoons.
  • Not So Stoic: His normally calm voice becomes distraught when he finds that Boris got Reforged into a Minion.
  • Only One Name: His last name hasn't been revealed, curiously the hidden audio tape in Chapter 3 recorded by him doesn't list his last name either. The very end of the game reveals that it's Stein.
  • Pinball Protagonist: The poor guy can't catch a break underground, unable to fully take the situation into his own hands.
  • Silent Protagonist: Averted. Unlike most games of this type, Henry does react and comment on the strange events he gets involved in. He even holds entire conversations with Allison in Chapter Five.
  • Sinister Scythe: There is an Easter Egg scythe in Chapter 5, which Henry can use to kill a bunch of searchers in the Administration areanote . The scythe is effectively the game's Infinity +1 Sword.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: According to the messages the first version of him in a "Groundhog Day" Loop wrote, he's grown bitter over himself such as his failure to save Boris, is resentful to Joey for becoming famous for his ideas, and refers to himself that he brings death.
  • The Stoic: Henry is unflappable, for someone trapped in a studio full of murderous ink monsters. Even after destroying a living theme park ride that was trying to kill him, he has nothing to say. The implication that he's in a "Groundhog Day" Loop, and thus has experienced all this before, might go some way towards explaining this.
  • Uncertain Doom: Because the game ends on a flashback, it's unknown if he managed to escape the studio. It’s implied he’s trapped in an eternal time loop.
  • The Unseen: Henry's body is deliberately left completely off-screen at all times. Not even his arms are shown when handling objects. It's taken to the point where his exhibit in The Archive is just a placard next to an empty stand that you're supposed to stand on yourself.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Henry has to be at least in his 50s, assuming he was in his 20s when he left the studio, yet his voice sounds just a little too young for someone his age.

    Joey Drew 
Voiced by: David Eddings

A famous animator and head of the studio where Henry used to work. He is the creator of Bendy and Boris, both in the sense that he made their cartoons, and in a much more literal sense...

  • All Take and No Give: Henry's journals in Chapter 3 describe Joey this way. Bertrum's audio logs implies he knows of this as well, which is why he wants the credit of building Bendy's theme park to go to him, not Joey.
  • Ambiguously Gay: His autobiography heavily, heavily implies that he was gay. He repeatedly shows distaste to the idea of having a relationship with a woman, he reacts negatively to a straight couple kissing in his presence, he lives in an area that had a high population of gay people during that time, and a lot more. Then there’s also the scene where another male character, inexplicably in Joey’s home in the middle of the night, watches Joey get dressed, compliments his appearance, and they go to a club in the Meatpacking District called “Sparkle Unicorn.”
  • The Atoner: He seems to have made as much of an effort to go straight as he can after realizing his actions haven't accomplished anything but leave him almost entirely alone: aside from trying to mend bridges with his co-workers, like Wally and Allison, he also asks for Henry's help to destroy Bendy once and for all.
    • And the ending reveals that he finally did some actual scriptwork for once in his life.
    • Then again, that ending scene is immediately followed by the implication that he’s trapped everyone in a time loop, so take his redemption with a grain of salt.
  • Bad Boss: He forces his employees to give up personal items for use in an altar to "appease the gods," and spends exorbitant amounts of money on the Ink Machine while also slowing production of Bendy cartoons to a halt.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He manages to have one of these in spite of not even appearing in the first chapter; Wally Franks, the janitor, describes Joey taking people's personal belongings for ritualistic purposes, and being secretive about what the Ink Machine's purpose is. This gives you a good idea on how he treated his workers as well as his awful business sense.
  • Faux Affably Evil: In Chapter 4, we hear Joey's audio log that has him talking positively about "believing in yourself". But halfway through it, he drops the lighthearted act entirely and reveals himself to be a total manipulative Jerkass while not in the eyes of his workers. He didn't even believe in his "power of dreams" inspirational speech, and is only exploiting his employees.
  • The Ghost: He's nowhere to be found in chapter one, two, three, or four, though Henry is determined to find him. He finally appears, seemingly alive and well, in the Gainax Ending of Chapter Five. And Henry knew that he wasn't in the studio.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Bendy, the Ink Machine, and whatever other horrors that roam in the studio, all stem from Joey's actions.
    Henry: Oh my god. Joey, what were you doing?
  • Hate Sink: He seems to be designed in such a way to encourage the audience to hate him; he's terrible to his employees, doesn't even believe in his "dream" rhetoric, and being overall incredibly manipulative with his actions having directly or indirectly ruined the lives of his workers. In Chapter 5, however, he seems to have come to realize what an asshole he's been.
  • Hollywood Satanism: If the pentagram in the secret room is any indication, he's a practitioner.
  • Honorary Uncle: It can be assumed that the unnamed child calling him ‘uncle’ in The Stinger thinks of him as this, since he makes no mention of siblings in his autobiography.
  • Immortality Seeker: His speech in Chapter 3 heavily implies that he's interested in finding some way to live forever, even when taking into account that much of the speech is a lie.
  • Jerkass: After his Sanity Slippage. The first four chapters have dedicated themselves to showing how much of an incompetent jerk he became to his employees.
  • Jerkass Realization: At the end of Chapter 5, Joey realizes how much of a Jerkass he'd been to his employees thanks to Henry pushing him to do the right thing.
    Joey Drew: In the end, we followed two different roads of our own making. You, a loving family... Me... A crooked empire. And my road burned. I let our creations become my life. The truth is, you were always so good at pushing, old friend... Pushing me to do the right thing. You should've pushed a little harder.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • He was very nice and encouraging towards Susie, assuring her she would be a great voice actress for Alice — and was implied to date her — only to suddenly replace her by Allison Pendle, crushing Susie's dream of a big role making her famous. And he didn't have the decency to warn her before. We also hear in a recording from Susie that he was going to offer her an 'opportunity' to make up for it, and it's theorized that the 'opportunity' might have been using Susie as one of his first ink-human experiments, resulting in her becoming the murderous Alice Angel fusion who terrorizes Henry.
    • He justifies his relentless abuse and exploitation of his employees with his "dream and belief conquer all" rhetoric. It's all a sham, so he's a plain Bad Boss using a veneer of civility to keep the peace.
    • Chapter 5 finally reveals just how far he was prepared to go to make the toons brought to life perfect. He comments that if they need human souls, he "owns" thousands of them, and we're led to believe he means his workers. We even find a recording of him offering the previously mentioned "opportunity" to Susie to support this theory.
  • Lonely at the Top: While Henry went on to have a happy family, Joey was left with "a crooked empire" which eventually toppled. By the time Henry visits him before Chapter 1, he lives in an apartment all by himself.
  • Meaningful Name: He's the head of an animation studio who is called Joey Drew.
  • Mr. Alt Disney: Joey seems to be a parody of Walt Disney himself, particularly with all of his talk about the power of "believing" and "dreaming" as seen in Chapter 3. Subverted in Chapter Four when an audio tape reveals that he hates the "belief and dreams" shtick his writers are giving him. He only uses it to draw people in because they "eat it up."
  • Never My Fault: Although he seems remorseful during the ending cutscene, he still blames Henry for not ‘pushing him hard enough’ towards good. Despite Joey’s actions having been 100% of his own volition and having resulted in the ‘deaths’ of most of the studio.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Aside from the parallels to Walt Disney, Joey Drew shares a large amount of similarities with Max Fleischer of Fleischer Studios, which was a rival to Disney that got run out of business. Specifically: Fleischer's first cartoon, Out of the Inkwell, involved his character literally coming to life in the real world, Fleischer Studios eventually got ran out of business by Disney (which explains the dilapidated state of the studio the game is set in), Bendy and Alice Angel look to be based on Fleischer's Talkartoons characters (specifically Bimbo and Betty Boop), and Fleischer's cartoons had some dark, cultic symbolism in a few infamous episodes (which of course, isn't far off from what's going on with Joey Drew, The Ink Machine, and the cultist worship thereof).
  • Pet the Dog: The end of Chapter 5 reveals that he received letters from his former employees, with one of special note being from Wally Franks, who was astounded that Joey even remembered him since all he did was sweep the floor.
  • Posthumous Character: Possibly. Henry does state that he is here to "find what (Joey) wanted me to see," implying he knew Joey wouldn't be there himself to show him. Subverted, at the end of chapter 5 it turns out Henry visited him in his apartment before coming to the studio.
    • Subverted yet again when the forward to the Crack-Up Comics Collection implies he apparently died offscreen sometime in the nine years after he first sent Henry to the studio.
  • Red Herring: Much of the game pointed to Joey Drew as being Bendy, due to the events of Chapter 3 confirming humans can take on traits of the toon characters, and the implications of Joey seeking some means of immortality. Bendy ultimately turns out to be a separate entity, but still rooted in Joey Drew's mistakes.
  • The Sociopath: As more of Joey is revealed throughout the game, he begins to exhibit all the traits of a classic sociopath. He has absolutely no empathy for his employees, keeping them in horrible work conditions and replacing them on a whim. He has incredible ambition and ego, often taking credit other people's work while contributing nothing of his own. He seems to be a pathological liar, claiming he and Henry created Bendy in his apartment together when Henry is implied to have created Bendy at his desk on his own. And he manipulates others with his talk of dreams and belief when in reality, he doesn't even believe his own rhetoric and is merely putting on a facade.
  • Walking Spoiler: While he's presented fairly straightforwardly in the Chapters 1-4, Chapter 5 shows off a lot of new details about the character that talking about would spoil the plot, particularly the epilogue.
  • The Wonka: Deconstructed; his insistence on using the Ink Machine does nothing but cause trouble for his animation department, and they only stay with him because he writes their checks. It's also hinted that he isn't really using the Ink Machine for animation, but for some kind of rituals. It's revealed in Chapter 5 that Joey wanted to use the Ink Machine to create life-sized Toons based off the studio's characters and that the first of his experiments was Bendy, only for him to be a failed attempt which was so bad, no other attempts to create him have been done ever since.
  • Villainous Widow's Peak: His appearance in Chapter Five shows he has a quite prominent widow’s peak.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Implied to have hired Bertrum to build a Bendy-themed amusement park, then threw him away once the plans failed and Bertrum had the audacity to call him out on his mistakes. The result was Bertrum becoming a mechanical monstrosity that was the result of fusing him with one of the failed theme park's rides.

    Sammy Lawrence
"He will set us free..."

Voiced by: Aaron Landon

Once the head of the Music Department, Sammy started acting weirdly around the same time the Ink Machine's pump function was installed in his office to get rid of the ink leaks. He's still here too, but not as he once was...

  • Arc Villain: Of chapter 2.
  • Asshole Victim: Sammy knocked Henry out and captured him as a sacrifice to Bendy. Inked Bendy ends up killing him. He ends up killed again by Tom when he tries to kill Henry. It's also possible to kill him for a third time, if Chapter 5 Easter Egg is found.
  • Ax-Crazy: Due to Sanity Slippage. And when he shows up again as a Boss in chapter 5, he starts swinging it around like crazy.
  • Battle Theme Music: His battle music is composed of the various instruments in the music studio, you would have never thought a banjo tune could be terrifying until this moment.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He wants Bendy to free him from the ink encasing him. Bendy frees him from the ink, alright... and from the mortal coil.
  • The Blank: The reason why Sammy always wears a mask? He has no face.
  • Body Horror: Mild example. The majority of his body is encased in what seems to be a shell made of hardened, gloopy ink. However in his Chapter 5 Easter Egg appearance, he's now found as a searcher with Bendy mask.
  • Catchphrase: "Sheep, sheep, sheep. It's time for sleep."
  • The Cynic: His earliest audio diary shows that he was bitter and very sarcastic at times, sometimes even not being too fond of his work writing "stupid cartoon songs", though it's up in the air how much of that was his frustration at Joey talking.
  • Dark Messiah: Sammy considers himself the "prophet" of Bendy, though it seems the demon has other plans.
  • Dead All Along: Implied in the New Game+ bonus by other human characters affected by the ink having coffins.
  • Deal with the Devil: Seems to believe that sacrificing Henry to Bendy will allow him to escape whatever form he now has. Bendy, however, doesn't seem too fussy about who the sacrifice is...
  • Don't Look at Me!: Henry beats him by knocking his mask off his face, leading to this.
  • The Faceless: He keeps his face hidden behind his mask at all times. Knocking off the mask during his fight in Chapter 5 reveals he has no face.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Sammy is certifiably insane by the time you meet him, having gone as far as worshipping Bendy as some sort of deity.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Tries to use Henry as a Human Sacrifice to convince Bendy to make him human again. Judging by the dialogue, Bendy 'saved' him by killing him. And after the Boss battle in chapter 5 he tries to behead Henry with an axe only for Tom to plant one in his head.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Sammy covers his face in a shameful fear after Henry knocks his mask off in Chapter 5.
  • Humanoid Abomination: By the time Henry meets him, his body is completely encased in ink, and his feet ooze across the floor, similar to how the Searchers move. After the Chapter 4 update, his feet don't ooze anymore, possibly to to give him greater consistency with the later introduced Lost Ones.
  • Human Sacrifice: He tries to pull one off with Henry. Doesn't work.
  • Load-Bearing Boss: While his death at Tom's hands doesn't affect the environment, he was the reason why the Lost Ones were passive since he kept them and the Searchers in check.
  • Madness Mantra: "Sheep, sheep, sheep it's time for sleep" These are also his last words, said briefly before he dies both times.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Wears a cardboard Bendy face as a mask, and does not have your best interests in mind. And when fighting him in Chapter 5 Henry beats him by knocking it off.
  • Nice Guy: While a bit cynical, Sammy was still a relatively hard working and polite guy, the official merch describes him as a 'decent' person. After his Sanity Slippage... not so much.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In Chapter 5 You and Tom kill him. Turns out he was keeping the Searchers and Lost Ones contained, without him, they go berserk and swarm you, Tom and Alice.
  • No Face Under the Mask: When Henry breaks his mask in Chapter 5, it elicits a Don't Look at Me!, and when Sammy snaps out of that, he tries to kill him. As he's standing above Henry with an ax, it's clear that he's The Blank.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: The Chapter 4 remaster of Chapter 2 has him get very close to the camera when he recognizes Henry.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: In his first appearance, he walks offscreen into a dead end, but is nowhere to be found. Henry even remarks in open bafflement as to how the hell that's possible.
  • Religion of Evil: Seems to have developed one around Bendy. If he's the only one is yet unknown (although The Lost Ones in Chapter 4 seem to see Bendy in a similar light if they wrote the ink messages around them in the room you find a crowd of them).
  • Sanity Slippage: Oh hell yes. It seemed to have started when Joey installed the pump in his office, and it's very clear him and his mind are working in different offices now. Gets even worse in Chapter 5, where Bendy's betrayal has turned the soft-spoken cultist to a raging, screaming, vengeful wreck of a man... And he's more than willing to take his rage out on Henry.
    • What arguably makes it worse is he has a line that implies despite his Sanity Slippage, he recognizes Henry, suggesting they at the very least knew each other as coworkers.
  • Ship Tease: Oddly, with Susie Campbell. In one of her cassettes, she mentions that Sammy told her that Alice may become more popular than Bendy some day. Prior to Chapter 3, Hot Topic did a Q&A event on Twitter where Sammy answered questions in-character. When someone asked how he felt about Susie?
    "A charming woman.. quite... charming.. I recall only her face... that... smile."
  • Tempting Fate: His teaser recording for the sequel gives these lines:
    "Few more months of this, I wouldn't be surprised if that grinning demon drove me completely insane."
    "Shake it off, Sammy, best get back to your songs. Someone has to keep the little devil happy."
  • Toon Transformation: He could still be human under the mask and ink-shell around him — but none of his human self is visible, and judging by what he tells Henry, he's not able to slip in and out whenever he wants.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Bendy's betrayal sends him careening off the deep end for good, from a Soft-Spoken Sadist to a raving lunatic by Chapter 5.
    Sammy: BETRAYED! ABANDONED! I trusted you! I gave you everything... and you left me to rot! Why? WHY?!
  • Voice of the Legion: When he shows up again in Chapter 5.

    Susie Campbell 
Voiced by: Alanna Linayre

A young and aspiring voice actress working for Joey Drew. Her first big role seems to be Alice Angel ...but she was replaced before any lines could be recorded.

  • Dead All Along: In the New Game+ bonus, her name can be found on a coffin in Chapter 3.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Allison Pendle. In Chapter 4 quite literally. Or not.
  • Freudian Excuse: She became the deranged Alice fusion that terrorizes Henry because she was supposed to be cast as Alice Angel, only for Joey to replace her with Allison and kick her out. She didn't let this one slide. It still doesn't excuse her actions, though.
  • The Ghost: We haven't seen her in person as of the end of chapter 2. Subverted in Chapter 3.
  • Gollum Made Me Do It: The nicer of Susie's personalities blames the nastier one for what she does to the other ink beings.
    "I had to do it. She made me."
  • In the Back: After you defeat her Boris, she tries to strangle you, only for Allison Angel to kill her with a sword.
  • Lost in Character: She became attached to Alice after being cast as her. Then it got literal.
  • Mad Scientist: If her experiments in Chapter 3 don't make her one, the final boss of Chapter 4 certainly does.
  • Nice Girl: She sounds quite friendly and nice. Until her Sanity Slippage, that is.
  • Sanity Slippage: An audio recording in Chapter 4 has her referring to herself as "Alice" (in third person) and saying that Joey was trying to "double-cross an angel." She was clearly starting to believe that she was Alice before she actually became her.
  • Split Personality: As "Alice", there are two sides of her: one that's obviously the vain and monstrous side, and one that speaks in a slightly higher voice and is aware of how awful her actions are.
    "I had to do it. She made me."
  • Woman of a Thousand Voices: Susie claims that she has voiced "everything from talking chairs to dancing chickens," and was going to play Alice Angel before Allison Pendle was chosen to do so instead.
    • She really shows her talent in Boris and the Dark Survival, where she makes audio diaries of a fake Russian survivor named Milla to lure Boris into a trap.

    Wally Franks 
Voiced by: theMeatly

The janitor of Joey Drew Studios. He's one of the many employees who complain about the ink machine, as well as Joey and Sammy's Sanity Slippage.

  • Babies Ever After: Apparently happened at some point since he now has grandchildren.
  • Butt-Monkey: It's implied in his recording in Chapter 2 that he often forgets his keys and that Sammy gets real mad at him if he finds out about it. He even states in his Chapter 4 recording how he keeps having to clean up after the workers in the warehouse while they just play games all day.
  • Catchphrase: Always ends his cassette recordings with:
    "If [insert a bad incident happening in the studio] again, I'm out of here!"
  • The Ghost: We have yet to see him in person.
  • Lazy Bum: Implied in a recording added in the third chapter. Thomas Connor keeps telling him how the valves and pipes work, but Wally's annoyed that Thomas seems to be trying to get him to do his job.
  • Only in It for the Money: The only thing that seems to be motivating him into keeping his job is that Joey writes the employees' checks.
  • Posthumous Character: Possibly. Even if his recordings come across as Tempting Fate, we still don't know what exactly happened to him yet. Subverted, you can find a letter from him in Joey's apartment revealing that he now lives in Florida with his wife.
  • Take This Job and Shove It: He threatens to quit if one more bad incident occurs in the studio. Thankfully, he got a happy ending.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: After all he's been through according to his recordings, one in Chapter 5 reveals that he inexplicably found a large, apparently-uneaten chocolate cake on a chair while cleaning up. While he's unsure why it was there in the first place, he gladly took it as a bonus.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: In one of his audio logs in Boris and the Dark Survival, he mentions how a puddle of ink he was trying to mop up seemed to move away from him, but he was only annoyed by it rather than shocked.

    Norman Polk
"I see everything..."
Voiced by: theMeatly

The projectionist of the studio who also runs the projector inside the orchestra room. Like Wally, he seems to be aware that Joey and Sammy have been acting very strange.

  • Back for the Dead: Shows up again in Chapter 4 and gets beheaded by Bendy.
  • Body Horror: By the time Henry finds him in Chapter 3, Norman had been turned into "The Projectionist", a human-shaped ink monster with a projector as a head that now wanders around the halls, searching and attacking those caught in his spotlight. Players have the choice to either kill Norman or leave him alone. If killed, players will receive the "Norman's Fate" achievement.
  • Dead All Along: In the New Game+ bonus, the seeing tool can be used to find his name on a coffin in Chapter 2.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: In Chapter 4, after spotting Henry inside of a Little Miracle Station, "Bendy" comes, and the two end up getting into a brawl. Bendy ends up victorious and decapitates Norman.
  • The Ghost: We only hear his voice during Chapter 2, and he's not seen in-game. During Chapter 3, we finally get to meet him, but it's not a pretty sight.
  • It Can Think: It may be scripted, but by Chapter 4 he tries to ambush you and isn't fooled by hiding in a Little Miracle Station, fortunately Bendy shows up.
  • No Object Permanence: Continues wandering once Henry goes in a Little Miracle Station even if he was in the middle of chasing him. Most likely to show how gone he is mentally. Though he seemed to be learning in Chapter 4.
  • Skippable Boss: You don't have to kill him, just avoid him while collecting objects for Alice, and killing him is extremely difficult without the Tommy Gun... however considering what he has become, it might be better to put him out of his misery.
  • Tragic Monster: Well, he certainly didn't ask to become an ink monster with a projector for a head and wires all over him, all alone in the darkness. He seems at least partially aware of his final fate in the tape near where he resides, but doesn't feel that he can do anything about it anymore.

    Shawn Flynn 
Voiced by: Sean McLoughlin

An employee who worked in the Heavenly Toys department of the studio. He questions why Mr. Drew got so angry with him for painting some of the Bendy dolls with a crooked smile, and wonders what to do with the Alice Angel dolls that aren't selling.

  • The Ghost: We only hear his voice on a tape in Chapter 3, and it's unclear what happened to him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Shawn feels like he was put on the receiving end of this when Joey Drew chewed him out and assigned him to manage the Alice Angel merchandise for painting a few of the Bendy dolls with crooked smiles.
  • Oireland: He has a thick Irish accent.
  • Posthumous Character: Possibly. It's currently unknown whether he quit, got fired, or something else happened to him. To further complicate matters, the Seeing Tool doesn't reveal his name on any coffin.

    Thomas J. Connor 
Voiced by: Mike Mood

A plumber and mechanic who worked on keeping the Ink Machine's pipes in prime condition. However, both the frustration toward said job and the machine giving him a bad feeling has him decide to not take any more jobs for Joey Drew.

  • Foreshadowing: His recording in Chapter 3 has him complain about the elevator being unreliable, to the point someone will fall to their death. Sure enough, the elevator does drop at the end of the chapter...with Henry and Boris on it.
  • Guttural Growler: Has a noticeably deeper and scratchier voice than any of the other voices we hear.
  • Happily Married: A letter Allison sent to Joey reveals that he married her at one point.
  • Knight in Sour Armour: From what we hear, the work he's had to do and the sheer disrepair of the studio has left him quite jaded. Still, he's apparently one of the only ones to stand up to Joey and outright attempt to bail on the company.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: It's unknown what the J stands for.
  • Only Sane Man: Of a sort; most of the employees of Joey Drew Studios are either greedy, some level of incompetent, or very questionably sane. Thomas, while merely being the go-to plumber for fixing the Ink Machine and bursting pipes, is one of the few people who seems to have actually stood up against Joey Drew instead of idly tolerating him, and quit working on the pipes because he felt something was up. He also apparently tried to actively warn people about using the elevators, as Joey cutting funds was leading to their disrepair and he thought someone was going to get killed in them.
  • Properly Paranoid: In Chapter 1, he has an audio recording where he is creeped out by the ink everywhere in Joey Drew Studios. He says it's unnatural. By the time Henry returns to the studio, there are monsters made of ink, and any standing ink could potentially form into a monster and attack
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: His recording in the updated Chapter 1 meanwhile reveals a combination of the tiresome work repairing the Ink Machine's pipes and being very uneasy about the machine in general made him decide to not come back to the studio.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Gives off this vibe when he tries to teach Wally how to de-pressurize the ink pipes, he makes it clear he had to explain it many times and the concept isn't actually all that difficult.

    Grant Cohen 

A man who is presumably responsible for Joey Drew Studio's finances. He is frustrated that Joey Drew's endless stream of ideas is costing the studio too much.

  • Posthumous Character: Possibly. It's currently unknown whether he quit, got fired, or received some other type of horrific fate. His tape found in Chapter 4 seems to imply the latter.
    • Using the Seeing Tool at the very beginning of Chapter 2 shows his name on one of the coffins in the room with you.
  • Sanity Slippage: Implied to have suffered this, due to all of the insane scribblings on the walls of his office.
  • The Ghost: We've heard his voice in Chapter 3 and 4 (sort of), but we have yet to see him in person.
  • Painful Transformation: Judging by the... sounds made in his final audio log, his transformation into a Searcher was not pretty.
  • Room Full of Crazy: Even by the studio's standards, his office is messed up. For starters the furniture and vents should not bend that way.

    Allison Pendle 
(Possibly) Voiced by: Lauren Synger

A voice actor at Joey Drew Studios. She was picked over Susie as the voice of Alice Angel.

    Jack Fain 
Voiced by: Bookpast
"I love the quiet, and that's hard to come by these busy times."

A lyricist who worked with Sammy Lawrence, who appears in Chapter 2 after the release of Chapter 4. He's been turned into a Searcher by the time Henry arrives.

  • Dead All Along: Implied in the New Game+ bonus by other human characters affected by the ink having coffins.
  • Nice Hat: Even in his Searcher form, he wears a stylish looking bowler hat. Henry even comments on it after killing him.
  • Tragic Monster: He did nothing to deserve being transformed into a mindless monster roaming the sewers of the studio.

    Bertrum Piedmont 
Voiced by: Joe J. Thomas
Bertrum Piedmont... Or what's left of him.

An architect Joey Drew hired to build a Bendy-themed amusement park. It didn't turn out well.

  • The Ace: Before his fall from grace and Inkification, Bertrum was a celebrated theme park architect whose creations wowed many who attended them.
  • Attack Its Weak Point: The bolts on its arms.
  • Badass Boast: Makes one that combines a rather bitter "The Reason You Suck" Speech, just before activating his theme park "body" and attacking Henry. It embodies the hatred and resentment that Bertrum felt towards Joey Drew for screwing him over all those years ago.
    Bertrum: The biggest park ever built, a centerfold of attractions. Each one, more grand than the one before it. It makes my eyes come to tears at the thought. But then... oh Mister Drew. For all your talk of dreams, you are the true architect behind so many nightmares. I built this park. It was to be a masterpiece! My masterpiece! And now you think you can just throw me out? Trample me to the dust and forget me? No! This is my park! My glory! You may think I've gone... But I'm still here!
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Bertrum wanted to build the biggest theme park ever and receive all the glory for it. When Henry finds him years later, Bertrum has become one of his theme park rides, driven insane by the Ink. Instead of a celebrity, he goes down a monster instead.
  • Berserk Button: He was not amused when Joey referred to him as "Bertie". And things really went downhill when Joey's incompetence led to the park he dreamed of building being scrapped.
  • Blood from the Mouth: His head seems to have ink dripping from the corner of his mouth. And considering what ink is often treated as in this game...
  • Creepy Circus Music: His boss theme is, fittingly, an ominous carnival ride tune with haunting, frantic strings and booming percussions.
  • Dead All Along: After completing the full game, if the player uses the Seeing Tool on some coffins in Chapter Two, it will reveal Bertrum's name on one of them, confirming that he was dead before his inky transformation.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: When Bertrum was to speak in front of a crowd of investors and Wall Street tycoons, Joey introduced him as "Bertie". He resented him for that.
  • Evil Brit: A British accent is noticable in his recordings, especially in his final rant against Joey. It's heavily implied that the 'evil' part was due to Joey's mistreatment and incompetence.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Bertrum's stuck inside a ride that's rooted to the spot, and has gone insane after the park was never built. That's already not a pleasant fate. But during his boss fight, Henry destroys the mechanical arms attached to him... his only point of mobility. And there's no indication that this killed him...
  • He Was Right There All Along: You listen to his audio log and the ride in front of you turns on. But then you notice that the audio log has subtitles playing, unlike the others... and then you realize that's Bertrum.
  • Interface Spoiler: The "recording" has subtitles rather than a transcript like the other ones. That's because that's actually Bertrum, the theme park ride in front of Henry talking.
  • It's All About Me: He makes it clear that he sees the theme park as his accomplishment, not Joey's. And when Joey's mismanagement leads to the park not being built, Piedmont loses it.
  • Large Ham: In his audio logs, he really talks like a showman.
  • Man in the Machine: Bertrum's final fate, presumably at Joey's hands. You can see his giant, bloated, veined, deformed head through the windows of the ride, twitching as he attacks you.
  • Mechanical Abomination: He's been fused with one of his octopus park rides with his head in place of the ride's machinery. When Henry takes out the joints in his mechanical "arms" with a fire axe, they suspiciously bleed ink.
  • Nightmare Face: When the doors of the theme park ride he's inhabiting opens, Bertrum is revealed to be a gigantic, bloated, deformed head who leaks ink from his eyes and mouth, and has veins all over.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In his Badass Boast to "Mister Drew" (actually Henry), Bertrum bitterly calls him the architect of nightmares who used him and threw him away once he wasn't useful anymore.
  • Shadow Archetype: Like Henry, he knows that Joey is an All Take and No Give Jerkass who doesn't contribute anything to their partnership. Unlike Henry, who is willing to just leave and let Joey take all the credit, Bertrum feels that he should get all the credit for their ideas if Joey won't do anything useful.
  • Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: Judging from his pre-boss fight speech, Bertrum thinks that Henry is Joey Drew, who dared to come back to him after screwing him over many years ago. And now Bertrum finally has a chance for revenge...
  • Toon Transformation: The amusement park ride Henry fights and destroys? That's Bertrum; his deformed human head is inside the machinery.
  • Tragic Monster: Bertrum was turned into a octopus ride monstrosity for refusing to leave and calling Joey Drew out after the plans for the theme park were discontinued. And when Henry finds him, Bertrum has been driven insane and consumed with getting his revenge against the man who screwed him over many years ago.
  • Villain Has a Point: Like many of Joey's business partners and employees, Bertrum is aware of what a bastard he is, which was why he wanted to be accredited for Bendy's theme park, not Joey; after all, it was Bertrum who built it. Even after being turned into a monstrous human-machine hybrid, Bertrum continues to voice his grievances against Joey, accusing him of being a fraud who ruined his plans and abandoned him to rot once his usefulness was over.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about Bertrum without revealing his final fate in-game.

    Lacie Benton 
Voiced by: Lani Minella

A mechanic working for Bertrum Piedmont.

  • Ms. Fixit: Her job is to repair broken animatronics.
  • Properly Paranoid: She seems to be worried about the Bendy animatronic moving when she isn't looking. As far as we know, nothing comes of it, but under the circumstances, a Hostile Animatronics version of Bendy is not implausible.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: With the exception of Mr. Piedmont. She says regarding other studio employees: "Half these people don't know a wrench from a dang steamroller."
  • Posthumous Character: After completing the full game, if the player uses the Seeing Tool on some coffins in Chapter Two, it will reveal her name on one of them, confirming that she did not survive the events at the studio.

    Daniel "Buddy" Lewek 
The main protagonist of the novel Dreams Come to Life. A volunteered worker of Joey Drew Studios that slowly discovers a dark secret behind it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: That deformed hand and limp that Bendy has? Yeah, Buddy's responsible for that, having attacked the Ink Demon with an axe for trying to hurt Dot.
  • Canon Character All Along: He's reincarnated into a Boris clone at the end of the novel, presumably the same one that Henry encounters in the game.
  • Death of Personality: Like most people who are absorbed by the ink, he's doomed to eventually lose himself to Boris' personality, symbolized by the final lines of the novel smearing and trailing off.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Invoked. He insists on being called "Buddy", even correcting his boss when she's introducing him by his real name.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He accidentally released Bendy from the infirmary during a late shift, which no doubt contributed to the state the studio is in by the time Henry arrives.

    Nathan Arch 
A wealthy friend of Joey Drew, he bought the rights to Bendy after the studio went bankrupt.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He made his money via oil and steel in the thirties, so...
  • Expy: Boswell Lotsabucks is an In-Universe one for him, seeing as he’s a literal fat cat.
  • Happily Married: Has a wife and son whom he loves very much, according to his notes.
  • Fat Bastard: He's described as being heavyset and from the hints we get, he doesn't seem to be the most pleasant of people.
  • In-Character Commentary: He provides annotations for Joey’s memoir, The Illusion of Living, mostly to call out some of Joey’s more blatant lies involving him.
    Immediately following a scene where Joey describes himself and Nathan having a deep philosophical conversation.
    Nate A: I have absolutely no memory of this happening.
  • Irrational Hatred: He seems to strongly dislike Henry for unknown reasons.

The protagonist for Bendy and the Dark Revival.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Henry is a middle-aged man whose face we never see, meanwhile Audrey is a younger woman and has a very detailed physical appearance that is shown early in the trailers.
  • Glowing Eyes: They’re bright yellow and have no pupil.
  • One-Hit Kill: In one trailer she vaporizes a Piper just by touching it and freaks out immediately after.
  • Power Glows: She has mysterious abilities and parts of her body glow. Enemies affected by her power glow before vanishing from existence.
  • Tron Lines: There’s a thin spiral-shaped pattern the same color as her eyes over the back of her hand.

Cartoon Characters

  • Mind Hive: "Alice" describes the ink as a mass of disembodied minds barely able to recognize themselves enough to stay sane. The possibility of experiencing it again horrifies the coherent toons.
  • Pie-Eyed: Their eyes have pupils shaped like pies with a piece missing.
  • Promoted to Playable: The cartoon versions of Bendy, Boris, and Alice are the protagonists of the mobile spin-off Bendy in Nightmare Run.
  • Reincarnation: It's implied that the creatures aside from "Bendy" are all animated with the souls of deceased workers of Joey Drew Studios somehow implanted by the Ink Machine.
  • Rubber Hose Limbs: They're drawn like this as an homage to these kinds of cartoons, particularly black-and-white Disney shorts.
  • Toon: Ones twisted into horrific monsters.
  • Toon Transformation: Except for Bendy and maybe the Butcher Gang, they are the former employees of Joey Drew Studios, twisted into inhuman creatures by Joey's experiments with the Ink Machine.

Cartoon Bendy
Ink Bendy 
Beast Bendy 

He will set us free.

The lovable Dancing Demon himself. Joey Drew has somehow brought Bendy to life, but in the real world, Bendy isn't so lovable or even harmless anymore.

  • Accidental Hero: Possibly. It's debatable if he saved Henry from the Projectonist on purpose or if it was purely accidental.
  • Alliterative Name: Bendy's nickname, The Dancing Demon.
  • Ambiguously Evil:
    • Bendy's cutout follows but doesn't attack you, and his ink-splattered self grabs at and scares Henry enough to try to leave but doesn't chase him afterward. It's not clear if he wants your blood, or if he happens to be one of Joey's experiments. Chapter 2 makes it clear that he's a hostile presence, but his motives still remain unclear, especially considering that he only attacks Sammy when he tries to sacrifice Henry, but still chases Henry afterward. If Ink Bendy catches Henry, he kills Henry, but it's unknown if it's canon or a game-mechanic. Henry is also revived through a Bendy statue, implying that Bendy is the one to revive Henry if he dies. Hell, the cutouts themselves still don't do anything hostile and at times seem to be helping Henry by leading him in the right direction. For all we know, Ink Bendy could not even be evil, just angry (which chapter 5 reveals to be the case) or not even Bendy at all. In Chapter 3, Twisted Alice (who is worse than Ink Bendy) hates Ink Bendy and Ink Bendy still comes after Henry, but also kills other hostile enemies and will spare Buddy Boris if he gets in the elevator with him.
    • In Chapter 4, Ink Bendy scares Henry, who is crawling through the vents, but doesn't try to attack Henry. Ink Bendy later saves Henry (though it's up to debate if it was intentional) and kills a version of the Projectionist who had Henry cornered, saw Henry in his hiding place, but just like in their vent encounter, he made no attempt to attack Henry and went on with his business, despite being murderously hostile in all previous encounters.
    • Chapter 5 reveals that Ink Bendy is not an evil monster out for blood, but is actually one of Joey's tragic experiments; he is a failed attempt to create life-sized Toons from the Ink Machine by running the cartoon film reels through the Ink Machine for the Toons to imprint on, with no other attempts to create him made ever since. Due to not having a soul, he was then locked in the bottom of the studio for years, which drove him insane, despite him presumably never doing anything to harm anyone. He can also kill the Butcher Gang for Henry and makes no attempt to kill Henry until he comes to his lair and picks up the weapon meant to kill Ink Bendy after playing Joey's instructions on how to do so.
    • In the Dreams Come To Life novel, Ink Bendy doesn't kill and only pushes Buddy down when Buddy frees him from his imprisonment. Later, when confronting Buddy and Dot, Ink Bendy kicks them around and squeezes them, but is said to not be trying to kill them. He only kills Buddy when Buddy tries to kill him by drowning him in ink. Even then, as mentioned above, he makes no attempt to kill Buddy Boris if Henry gets in the elevator.
  • Ambiguously Human: Whether or not the ink version of himself is actually Bendy or just a transformed employee taking on his persona is highly unclear. If the latter, it's also unclear if the real Bendy has even been brought to life at all. In Chapter 5, it's revealed to be the former and that the Ink Demon Bendy is actually the first of many life-sized creations made from the Ink Machine in an attempt to create life-sized Toons at the behest of Joey Drew by running the cartoon film reels through the Ink Machine for the Toons to imprint on, only for Bendy to be a failed attempt, and no other attempts to create Bendy have been done ever since.
    • Why he tries to kill Henry sometimes and saves him other times is also unknown.
  • Antagonist Title: Bendy and the Ink Machine.
  • Ax-Crazy: It's unknown if he's fully in control and he's not nearly as close to this as Twisted Alice, but it's implied that being locked away at the bottom of the studio made him become this. While he does tend to spare Henry at times as well as Buddy Boris, he still attacks Sammy and kills the Projectonist (though, to be fair, the Projectonist was trying to kill Henry and was pretty hostile as well).
  • Berserk Button: In Chapter Three, Twisted Alice mentions that Ink Bendy hates it when she destroys the Bendy cutouts.
  • Big Bad: The main threat Henry faces in the game.
  • Butt-Monkey: In his cartoon shorts, Bendy apparently is one, he has his picnic basket stolen by Boris after a mischievous skeleton causes him to drop it in "Tombstone Picnic", Boris dressing up as a ghost to scare Bendy away just so he can steal his Halloween candy in "Haunted Hijinx", mourning at having his sentient snowman suddenly melt away while Boris just ignores him as he eats the carrot nose for Bendy's snowman in "Snow Sillies", and managing to steal and eat Bendy's gingerbread man just as he pulls the tray out of the oven in "Cookie Cookin'".
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Cartoon Bendy wears one all the time, and it pushes his cheeks up into his eyes.
  • The Dreaded: All lucid ink creatures seem to fear Bendy to a degree. Buddy Boris cowers in fear whenever Ink Bendy is near, and even Twisted Alice is terrified of him if her speech to Henry is anything to go by.
    Twisted Alice: There are so few rules to our world now. So little truths. But there is one rule we all know and respect down here. Beware the Ink Demon.
  • Evil Cripple: The "evil" part is debatable. The "cripple" part is not, as it's easy to miss due to him always chasing you, and the dark lighting, but Ink Bendy's foot is twisted inwards, and he walks with a strong limp. Dreams Come to Life reveals how he got it.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Considering his stature, Ink Bendy appears to be taller than anyone in the game.
  • Evil vs. Evil:
    • In Chapter 2, Ink Bendy murders Sammy Lawrence when Sammy is trying to sacrifice Henry to him. It doesn't stop him from going after Henry afterward, though.
    • Twisted Alice hates his guts. She can't actually go up against him, but Chapter 3 reveals that she destroys his cut-outs enough to know that he hates it — and to tell Henry such after she sends him to destroy several cut-outs. On occasion, however, she does give Henry weapons and legitimate advice to keep him safe until he finishes her errands. She may also have a role in the existence of the Little Miracle Stations, in which people like Henry can hide from monsters like Ink Bendy.
    • In Chapter 4, Bendy rescues Henry from the Projectionist.
  • Female Angel, Male Demon: He's the demon to Alice's angel.
  • Final Boss: The final threat Henry faces.
  • Four-Fingered Hands: The Ink Demon has this and a White Glove for his left hand, but not his right, which looks human.
  • Freudian Excuse: It's heavily implied he's been locked up at the bottom of the studio for years after his creation merely due to not having a soul. To make it worse there is nothing that indicates he tried to harm anyone or did anything bad.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Chapter 5 implies this is what happened to him due to being locked away merely for the possibility of scaring people, even though he never really hurt anyone until afterwards.
  • Handicapped Badass: Being an Evil? Cripple doesn't stop Ink Bendy from being the fastest thing in the studio — likely due to his demonic nature and being a Humanoid Abomination. If that weren't enough to overcome his limp, he can also use ink to teleport, and thus pop up anywhere. In combat, he can rip off heads and One-Hit Kill Henry. He doesn't even need to notice lesser ink beings to kill them — the tendrils of ink that cover the rooms and hallways when he's around do that on touch. Ink Bendy also has vision problems due to ink constantly dripping down his face. However, he's noted for his exceptional hearing and will find and chase Henry.
  • Horns of Villainy: The shape of his head resembles cartoony "horns" and he's the main antagonist of the game.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Whatever Ink Bendy is now, he's not the lovable cartoon character he used to be.
  • Invisible Anatomy: The cartoon character Bendy has his head floating over his shoulders with no neck.
  • It Can Think: While Ink Bendy falls for the Miracle Stations, and also seems to run off of some form of animal instinct, it's clear at certain points that he has some level of intelligence. Perhaps most noticeable in the fifth Chapter, "The Last Reel", where he has the reel that could kill him within his lair by his throne, showing that he's taken some precautions to ensure his continued existence.
  • Kick the Dog: He's trying to kill Henry for no real reason. If he does have a reason to go after him, we don't know it yet. That said, he makes no attempt to harm him in both of his appearances in Chapter 4.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Kills Sammy Lawrence when he tries to sacrifice Henry. Also kills the Projectonist and possibly the Butcher Gang when they are trying to kill Henry.
  • Killed Off for Real: Death in this game usually results in a soul being pulled back into the ink to be made another body. However, Ink Bendy has no soul. He doesn't come back until restarting the game with Chapter 1, as Joey Drew does in the Gainax Ending that restarts a possible "Groundhog Day" Loop. That is, if it wasn't all just a story that Joey based off his fictional characters, his friend Henry Stein, and the eponymous ink machine sitting in his house to begin with.
  • Lean and Mean: Ink Bendy's tall, lanky physique, along with his behavior, makes him vastly different from his cartoonish counterpart. His chapter 4 redesign exaggerated this even further. He also isn't the nicest thing out there.
  • Meaningful Name: His name probably refers to the bendy Rubber Hose Limbs of early cartoon characters.
  • Mocky Mouse: Is based on Mickey Mouse and Felix the Cat with shades of Bimbo.
  • My Greatest Failure: Chapter 5 reveals that Ink Bendy is actually the first of many attempts of creating life-sized Toon figures by running the cartoon film reels through the Ink Machine for the figures to imprint on, only for him to be a failed attempt, while no other attempts to create Bendy have happened ever since.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Ink Bendy cannot be harmed under any circumstances and any attempt to fight him will only end with Henry getting killed. Even the Tommy Gun, which can kill most enemies fairly quickly, can't do a thing to him. Even when Henry finally faces him in Chapter 5, Henry can't hurt him directly. It ultimately takes playing a film reel meant to signal the end of his cartoons and existence to finally bring him down.
  • The Noseless: Bendy's cartoon face features two horns, two eyes, a widow's peak, and a Cheshire Cat Grin, but no nose. Ink Bendy doesn't have one either.
  • Nothing but Skin and Bones: Ink Bendy's redesign from Chapter 4's release have him appear as a malformed, skeletal figure with his skin covered in black ink resembling tar.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: It's never shown what Ink Bendy does if he catches Henry, as the screen cuts to black when he catches him. But given the gurgling sounds Henry makes, it's probably better that way.
  • One-Hit Kill: If Ink Bendy catches Henry, he'll kill him instantly.
  • One-Winged Angel: Ink Bendy is a mass of half-melted, half-solid ink with supernatural powers such as summoning floods of ink and teleportation. It gets worse in the revised version of Chapter One and the Chapter Two, where he now has a proportionate, yet deformed humanoid body and now wears gloves and a bowtie.
    • In Chapter 5, Ink Bendy gets a real One-Winged Angel form when Henry confronts him, with his hands growing bigger and his arms and horns growing longer, complete with his mouth finally opening to show off his fangs. This version is known as Beast Bendy, the Ink Demon's true form.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Bendy is a devil-based cartoon character.
  • Perpetual Smiler: On a desk in the second chapter, you can find a drawing joking that regardless of what Ink Bendy's supposed to be feeling, he's always smiling cheerfully. Ink Bendy's one is rather menacing.
  • Psycho Prototype: Chapter 5 reveals that Ink Bendy was Joey's first attempt to use the Ink Machine to create living cartoons. But due to Ink Bendy not having a soul, it was a complete failure and was kept locked up. Though it's unclear if he's insane from the lack of a soul or because of his inhuman treatment for being a soulless monstrous entity. The audio logs heavily imply the latter, as it seems he merely wandered around, not harming anyone before he got locked away.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: He's very angry with "The Creator" for lying to him about something yet to be revealed.
    • That is, if he’s the one who wrote that.
  • Red Right Hand: Ink Bendy's left hand is larger than his right hand.
  • Ring Around the Collar: Bendy's neck (or lack thereof) is separated from the rest of his body by a bow tie.
  • Run or Die: Henry can avoid Ink Bendy, hide from Ink Bendy, but Henry has no hope of surviving a fight with Ink Bendy in the first four chapters.
  • Set a Mook to Kill a Mook: He'll kill any nearby members of The Butcher Gang when he appears.
  • Silent Antagonist: At least so far. Even his In-Universe voice actor is unknown. That said, he does make some pretty scary sounds such as growling, moaning, and Vader Breath.
  • Slasher Smile: Ink Bendy's Cheshire Cat Grin is downright creepy — especially since he's violent enough to wear one of these instead and his eyes are covered by ink.
  • The Soulless: Having no soul caused him to mindlessly wander the building and eventually turn psychotic after years of imprisonment. So the company started converting people into Toons.
  • Stage Magician: In the "Showbiz Bendy" poster, he's on-stage holding a wand as Alice is set up to saw Boris in half.
  • Tragic Monster: Ink Bendy was a failed attempt to bring Bendy alive in the cartoon world and was locked up in the bottom of the studio due to having no soul, despite there not being anything that suggested he tried to harm anyone. It’s no wonder he’s insane.
  • The Trickster:
    • In "Tombstone Picnic", Bendy trips and loses his picnic basket. Boris takes it and starts eating nonchalantly. Bendy after demanding his picnic basket back and getting ignored sprays Boris with a shaken soda bottle.
    • In "Haunted Hijinx", he tried to scare Boris while dressed up as a ghost...
  • Villainous Breakdown: As it turns out, the one thing that can wipe that grin off of his face is discovering that his show has ended, meaning that he isn't supposed to exist anymore. Also counts as a literal version of this trope, as he disintegrates as a result of this.
  • Villainous Rescue: Shows up in Chapter 4 to save Henry from being attacked by The Projectionist.
  • Villainous Widow's Peak: The heart-shaped white portion of his face at least gives this impression.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: In the end, Henry kills him by playing the ending of his cartoon on a projector.
  • Walking Wasteland: Whenever he walks into the area after Chapter 3, he's now accompanied by the room being seemingly covered in ink.
  • Xenomorph Xerox: Beast Bendy has the look with similar body shape, More Teeth than the Osmond Family and Eyeless Face. His normal Ink Bendy form is a more humanoid version.

    Boris the Wolf

Bendy's Sitcom Archnemesis in the old cartoons. He's been brought into the real world as well, but hasn't fared nearly as well as Bendy...

  • Ambiguous Situation: It's unclear who vivisected him. The "WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?" message on the wall implies it was Bendy, but the candles and table Boris is strapped to suggests it might have been part of Joey Drew's satanic rituals. Chapter 3 reveals that Alice has been torturing and eviscerating other toons, including multiple versions of Boris, in an attempt to make herself more "beautiful".
  • Artificial Limbs: Tom's left forearm has been replaced with the one from Chapter 4's Bendy animatronic.
  • Back from the Dead: Maybe. We saw Boris looking very dead in Chapter 1, yet he strolls around the corner at the end of Chapter 2 seemingly no worse for the ordeal...
  • Battle Couple: Tom Boris and Allison Angel, whose human counterparts are married, qualify when they fight together against the Lost Ones and Searchers.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: The only helpful toon by the time of chapter 3 also happens to be the only one who doesn't look monstrous or deformed. Alice Angel even calls him "the most perfect Boris I've ever seen!" He's not so pretty when Alice is through with him, though.
  • Big Eater: From what shorts have been revealed, he seems food-obsessed to the point of stealing Bendy's lunch. This carries over to our Boris, since he won't leave the safe spot until Henry cooks him some soup.
  • Distressed Dude: At the end of Chapter 3, Susie Toon-naps him. Henry fails to save him.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": Downplayed. Boris' name comes from the Bulgarian word for wolf.
  • Early Installment Character Design Difference: Prior to Chapter 2's release, he didn't wear clothes and looked rather portly. After the Chapter was released, and the first one was revised, he wears overalls and was slimmed down, looking more like Goofy.
  • Expy: He's based on Goofy.
  • Foreshadowing: The dead Borises are all tied to beds that look like something from "Frankenstein". The final boss of Chapter 4 is a monstrous Boris that Susie made.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: In Chapter 3, after leaving the area Henry was sleeping in, we see a clothesline with a pair of Boris' overalls. Next to these overalls are some toony-style boxer shorts with polka-dots. We can safely assume these are Boris' as well.
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Wears white overalls, White Gloves, and black shoes.
  • Impossible Thief: His ability to steal food is naturally exaggerated to a comedic extreme. He manages to appear from nowhere and swipe Bendy's gingerbread cookie the exact second he's finished baking it, without having opened the door first, while Bendy was staring at it.
  • Jerkass: In the cartoons "Tombstone Picnic", "Haunted Hijinx", and "Snow Sillies", he's a jerk to Bendy, stealing his picnic basket after a mischievous skeleton causes him to drop it and then tricking him into being slipped up on his own blanket in the first one, dressing up as a ghost to scare him away just so he can steal his Halloween candy in the second, and ignoring Bendy as he mourns over the sentient snowman that the demon creates in the latter. This only seems to apply to his cartoon incarnation, however.
  • Lovable Coward: He covers his eyes and shakes whenever Bendy is nearby.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: In the Bendy cartoons, Boris is a nonchalant,thoughtless glutton whose only concern is whetting his appetite regardless of whose property it is and he's not much help to those around him as evidenced in "Hellfire Fighter". However, in the real world, Boris is much more friendly and is a big help to the player, even if he's a shy Lovable Coward, though NOT without reasons...
  • Meaningful Name: In Bulgarian, "Boris" means "wolf"; it fits with him being a wolf.
  • Megaton Punch: When Allison makes plans to create a mechanism to open a locked door, Tom decides to just punch it down.
  • Me's a Crowd: It's revealed in Chapter 3 that dozens of Borises were made by Alice, who then killed them all to maintain her "beauty".
  • Nice Guy: In the real world, he's the nice one. Bendy and Alice? Not so much.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: So far, Boris is the only inked version of a toon who doesn't have any visible Body Horror. Alice refers to him as "the most perfect Boris I've ever seen," suggesting it's plot-important aside from her needing the ink.
    • Subverted as of Chapter 4, where Alice's experiments leave him looking as grotesque as the other toons.
  • Promoted to Playable: Boris is the main character in the spinoff title, Boris and the Dark Survival.
  • Red Herring: Several implications in Chapter 5 hint that "Tom" is, or was, in fact, Thomas Connor. A letter from Allison in the ending reveals that he is alive and well.
  • Reforged into a Minion: The Boris you met in Chapter 2 and 3 gets turned into a monster by Susie. Fortunately, Allison has another one.
  • Say My Name: Henry does this twice; the first is at the end of Chapter 2 when Boris walks out from behind a corner after Henry escapes the Ink Demon, and then again is in Chapter 4 when he sees what "Alice"/Susie did to the poor wolf. It's hard to hear if you don't pay attention, but in the second case, Boris returns the favor, right before being forced to fight Henry.
  • Sequential Boss: His monster form has three phases: charging, jumping, and throwing.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: In Chapter 4. he gets Reforged into a Minion by Alice, and Henry's forced to put the poor wolf out of his misery.
  • The Silent Bob: Has not spoken a word, likely due to being a character of the silent era of television; despite this, Henry seems to understand him quite well.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: What the posters of the Bendy cartoons paint him as, which makes what happened to him all the more terrifying.
  • Tastes Like Friendship: Henry can befriend him by cooking him some bacon soup.
  • Token Good Teammate: The posters through the studio seem to imply that Boris was the antagonist of the Bendy cartoons, but when you meet him in person, he's actually the first friendly character in the game. He is clearly this compared to the borderline pure evil Alice and the Ambiguously Evil Bendy. He locks the door on Bendy at the end of Chapter 2, saving your life, and later joins you and helps out through Chapter 3.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Tom acts mildly hostile to Henry at the beginning of Chapter 5, such as threatening him with an axe when asked to watch over him and knocks away a bowl of soup Allison left out for Henry. Otherwise, he still acts loyal.

    Alice Angel
Cartoon Alice
Twisted Alice 
Allison Angel 
Voiced by: Alanna Linayre (in both toon and deformed form), Lauren Synger (in deformed form only)

She's quite a gal!

Alice is a humanoid cartoon character. She seems to be a combination between an angel and a demon.

  • Action Girl: Allison Angel. Judging by her skill and appearance, stabbing her counterpart wasn't the first time she's had to use her sword.
    • Allison Angel definitely qualifies when she's fighting alongside you in Chapter 5.
  • Alliterative Name: Alice Angel.
  • Angelic Abomination: Twisted Alice has half her face melted off with a halo sticking up at an angle because it melted into her head.
  • Angelic Beauty: Downplayed. While Ink Bendy looks more cartoonish, Twisted Alice's face seems more stylized. Also, her cartoon form is cute. Her physical form, not so much... Played straight with Allison.
  • Angelic Transformation: Combined with Toon Transformation. Both Susie and Allison were converted into an angelic cartoon character.
  • Ax-Crazy: Somehow even more than Ink Bendy is. She's personally eviscerated at least ten other toons. At the end of Chapter 3, she Toon-naps Buddy Boris.
  • Arc Villain: Twisted Alice is this of Chapters Three and Four.
  • Battle Couple: Tom Boris and Allison Angel, whose human counterparts are married, qualify when they fight together against the Lost Ones and Searchers.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Twisted Alice, a.k.a. Susie's version of Alice, is a deformed psychopath determined to sadistically manipulate and kill others to improve herself. Allison Angel looks like a human version of the character and saves Henry from her evil counterpart at the end of Chapter 4. As if to drive it home, Twisted Alice has a broken halo and full horns while Allison Angel has broken horns, but a full halo.
  • Beauty Mark: Under her right eye. Twisted Alice's beauty mark looks as if it were painted on and running.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Allison Angel. She kills her counterpart at the end of Chapter 4 to save you, is willing to hold you prisoner for her and Tom's safety despite being nice about it, and doesn't screw around in combat against the Searchers and the Lost Ones.
  • Body Horror: Twisted Alice's face, especially when compared to Allison Angel's.
  • Bragging Theme Tune: The cartoon character; see Small Name, Big Ego below.
  • Butter Face: From the neck down, Twisted Alice is a shapely, curvaceous woman. Up top, she's Two-Faced and has a lopsided halo visibly growing out of her skull.
  • The Cavalry: Allison Angel when she and Tom come and save you from Twisted Alice after you defeat Brute Boris.
  • Evil Laugh: She pulls a terrifying one when she reveals she wants Boris' insides.
    • There's an unseen part of her "I'm Alice Angel" Jump Scare animation where she laughs after the lights go out.
  • Evil vs. Evil: Twisted Alice does not seem to like Ink Bendy very much.
  • Expy: She's based on Betty Boop.
  • Fallen Angel: Possibly. She has horns as well as a halo.
  • Fan Disservice: Twisted Alice has the body of a shapely woman, but she's got a grotesque face, and she's completely insane, hence her name.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Twisted Alice's voice is that of an angel, but her words are condescending at best, and batshit insane at worst.
  • Female Angel, Male Demon: She's the angel to Bendy's demon, although her horns suggest she may be a Fallen Angel, Ascended Demon, or otherwise not completely "pure" in backstory or nature. Twisted Alice is worse than Ink Bendy himself.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing: It's subtle, but if you listen closely to the theme song playing just before her Jump Scare, you'll notice the tune is quite similar to that of "Pop! Goes the Weasel".
  • Good Counterpart: Allison and Twisted Alice. While Twisted Alice gives you the runabout with Fetch Quests for her sick experiments and twisted amusements, then betrays you and attempts to kill you twice, Allison wastes no time in backstabbing her evil counterpart to save your life, then treats you kindly, and only abandons you to Ink Bendy due to time pressure and Tom's stubbornness, then later helps you in combat and offers you good wishes for the final battle. Physically, Allison has broken horns, intact features and a full halo (which is only visible through the Seeing Tool), while Twisted Alice has full horns, the aforementioned Butter Face, and a broken halo.
  • Hate Sink: Twisted Alice is this at least. She's a psychopathic Jerkass who speaks condescendingly to Henry throughout chapter 3, even though he's doing all these tasks for her and has murdered multiple innocent toons. She forces him to confront Norman, not before offering him a Tommy gun which she doesn't give him unless the player fulfills a strict set of criteria. And after doing all that stuff for her, she stabs him in the back and abducts Boris. Then she sadistically tries to make Boris kill Henry before outright trying to kill Henry herself out of rage.
  • Holy Halo: Par for the course since she's an angel, but she also has horns.
  • The Heavy: She's implied to be the second-most powerful character in the studio, as she frequently murders other ink-constructs, but still follows a rule that every single other construct follows: "Beware the Ink Demon".
  • Horned Humanoid: Alice has a small pair of horns on her head.
  • I Lied: Twisted Alice promised to both Henry and Boris that she will help them. She later reveals that she never intended that and sends the two falling down rapidly in the lift, and at the same time, ranting insanely about tearing out Boris' innards.
  • Image Song: Lonely Angel/I'll Be Your Angel.
  • Irony: Sammy Lawrence thought that Alice might one day be as popular as Bendy. Shawn Flynn's tape in Chapter 3 reveals that the Alice Angel dolls sold very poorly — and Flynn himself apparently doesn't even know her name (he refers to her as "that angel whatchamacallit").
  • It's All About Me: One of her defining characteristics. She's completely obsessed with regaining the fame and perfection she believes was stolen from her, and is willing to go to downright despicable lengths to become "beautiful" again.
  • Jerkass: Twisted Alice, big time. Let's just say that offering Henry a Tommy gun but not letting him have it unless the player meets certain criteria is just the tip of a very large iceberg.
  • Jump Scare: Twisted Alice's first appearance in the game involves a jump scare. Henry is in a room dedicated to Alice Angel which plays her theme song. Alice herself suddenly appears on the other side of a glass window screaming the last line of her song before smashing her way out of the glass and causing the screen to go black.
  • Karmic Death: She metaphorically backstabs Henry at the end of Chapter 3. She's literally backstabbed at the end of Episode 4 by a saner, morally purer, and more physically intact incarnation of Alice Angel named "Allison Angel". In other words, someone who is closer to being a "perfect" Alice Angel than she'll ever be.
  • Little Black Dress: A strapless one.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Throughout Chapter 3, she gets you to get all the things she needs, with the promises of going to the top floor and what she refers to as "Heaven". Then, when you and Boris are in the elevator and about to get to the top, she drops the facade and yells that she wants Buddy Boris' "insides".
  • Meaningful Name: She may be named after the Alice Comedies, one of Disney's earliest cartoons from the 1920s, now long fallen into obscurity and only remembered by animation historians. Appropriate for Alice Angel herself, given that she seems to be The Scrappy in-universe. Additionally, the Alice Comedies was most notable for featuring a live-action human girl interacting with cartoon characters, while Alice is the most human-looking of the toons at Joey Drew Studios.
  • Mercy Kill: You could view Allison stabbing Susie as her freeing the good side of Susie from her other half's deranged psychosis.
  • Monstrous Cannibalism: She's taken to murdering the other ink-constructs not only because she's afraid their touch will draw her back into the ink somehow, but also because she uses their ink to somehow stabilize her own physical form, making her "more beautiful".
  • Mood-Swinger: She can alternate between murderous sadism, raw fury, and despaired panic within seconds due to Susie's Split Personality.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is implied to be one in-universe, considering her beautiful and shapely design and Little Black Dress — she is an Expy of Betty Boop, after all. In the game itself, however... Allison isn't as bad, though.
  • Nice Gal: Her cartoon version seems to be this, being an actual angel. In reality? Ha, Ha, Ha, No. NOT EVEN CLOSE. Allison is much closer to the mark.
  • The Other Darrin: In-Universe; Susie was eventually replaced by another voice actress as revealed in one of her recordings. Now Twisted Alice and Allison are both separate versions of Alice. Or not, since correspondence between Allison Pendle and Joey Drew is shown in his apartment.
  • Our Angels Are Different: At least it seems so. She has a Holy Halo, but also has horns and no wings, implying she might be a Fallen Angel, Ascended Demon, other variant.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Alice appears as a mermid in The Devil's Treasure comic and on the poster for the Siren Serenade cartoon.
  • The Rival: One hinted-at interpretation of her is that she might have been Bendy's rival for the spotlight. Susie claims that she's been assured Alice could one day be as popular as him.
  • The Scrappy: invokedIt's implied by Shawn Flynn's tape that Alice wasn't very popular with In-Universe audiences — or at the very least, she ended up becoming unpopular. Her dolls weren't selling at any rate, leaving the studio stuck with a warehouse full of unsold merchandise.
  • Self-Serving Memory: Twisted Alice will mention in the elevator that people used to love her character, but according to Shawn's recording, none of her merchandise was selling, implying she wasn't well received.
  • Serial Killer: Boris wasn't the only toon she dissected.
  • Sexy Walk: Twisted Alice walks like this, but the implications of what she's about to do make it less sexy and more sadistic.
  • She's Got Legs: Alice has some long and shapely legs.
  • Shout-Out: As mentioned above, her name may be a reference to the Alice Comedies.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Her theme song "I'm Alice Angel" has her calling herself "the hit of the party, the belle of the ball and the toast of every town." In reality, she was the studio's least liked character.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only female toon character. Which was common in the early days of animation.
  • Southern Belle: Her singing voice in "I'm Alice Angel" has a slight Southern twang.
    "I ain't no flapper, I'm a classy dish, and boy can this girl swing!"
  • Species Surname: "Angel" appears to be a surname rather than an epithet, so it counts.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: The nice voice coming from Twisted Alice? That's what's left of Susie's good side. She ends up losing the takeover.
  • Stage Magician: One poster features her with Bendy trying to perform a "saw-in-half" trick with Boris.
  • Stocking Filler: Wears a pair of short stockings or black garter belts.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Twisted Alice is the Vain Sorceress hiding herself behind minions, while Allison Angel is ready to get her hands dirty and wears a practical dress and Tomboyish Ponytail.
  • Treacherous Quest Giver: Twisted Alice gives Henry a large number of tasks to perform in Chapter Three to avoid killing him on the spot, only to sabotage his elevator ride when she's done with him.
  • Two-Faced: Twisted Alice has a face that's quite horrifically divided; the right side is beautiful enough, though it's so cartoonish that it leans towards the Uncanny Valley, but the left side is warped, with bulging growths where her ear should be, torn/melted looking lips that reveal her teeth, and a disfigured, staring eye.
  • The Unfought: Twisted Alice gets stabbed and killed by Allison mere seconds before she tries to kill you.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Twisted Alice does not appreciate and she does not thank Henry for what he did for her. She speaks to him condescendingly almost the entire time, and backstabs him and Boris at the end of the chapter.
  • Vain Sorceress: Twisted Alice's looks are incredibly important to her, such that she talks about them frequently, and her drive to perfect her looks is so great she will resort to murder to get what she wants.
    • Subverted later. Turns out this Alice is Susie Campbell.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After Henry defeats her modified Brute Boris creation in Chapter 4, Twisted Alice loses what little composure she had, screaming "Why can't you ever just die?!!" She then charges in, howling in insane fury, to try to murder Henry with her bare hands. This results in her death by Allison Angel.
  • Voice of the Legion: Twisted Alice voice is underscored by a deep, growling distortion. Depending on her mood at the time, her voice switches dominance between the more harsh persona and the softer register, even when mid-sentence.
  • Wrench Wench: Allison Angel. It's heavily implied she rigged up the Seeing Tool for herself, she's seen repairing Tom's robotic arm at one point, she starts planning out a contraption to get through a locked door (at least until Tom decides to try a more direct approach), and when confronted with an enormous pool of ink, her first thought is to try and build a raft to get across.

    The Butcher Gang
The Original Butcher Gang. Left to right: Barley, Charley, and Edgar

A trio of toon characters that consists of a humanoid creature, a pirate, and a spider. Disfigured "living" versions of them begin appearing as enemies in the third chapter.

  • All There in the Script: Game files reveal the names of The Butcher Gang members: the chimp is "Piper", the pirate is "Fisher", and the spider is "Striker". TheMeatly revealed in a behind-the-scenes video that these are merely the names of their monster forms and their actual names are Barley (the pirate), Charley (the sharp-dressed humanoid), and Edgar (the spider).
  • Body Horror: Compared to the poster you see of the Butcher Gang, the living versions you fight look terribly mangled with misplaced body parts. Barley in particular; his head is dangling from a string, which is attached to a long wooden pole jutting out of where his neck would be.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Barley has one.
  • Eye Scream: Piper's left eye has been gouged out and filled with ink, while his right eye is stitched shut.
  • Four-Legged Insect: Edgar has six limbs. Striker has six, two of them conjoined.
  • Giant Spider: Edgar is a spider the size of a short person.
  • Mismatched Eyes: Striker has one round, human-like eyeball and one cartoon-style pie eye.
  • Mooks: Like the Searchers, they're all out to kill Henry.
  • The Noseless: Edgar doesn't have a nose. Justified, as he's some sort of insect.
  • Pirate: Barley certainly looks and talks like one.
  • Spiders Are Scary: Edgar doesn't look too intimidating. Striker on the other hand...
  • Terrible Trio: What the two posters of them in the workshop seems to paint them as. ("The Butcher Gang" and "Demonic Tonic") Chapter 5 even shows them harassing Bendy in both cartoons.
  • Token Human: Barley is the only human, while his comrades are a humanoid creature and a spider. Of course, being a toon, he's not really a human at all.
  • Too Dumb to Live: They don't run away from "Bendy." They've even been seen running toward Bendy if Henry's in the same direction.
  • Too Many Mouths: Striker has a mouth on the top of his head.
  • Wolfpack Boss: At one point, Henry has to fight them and some Searchers.
  • Wrench Whack: Charley's weapon is a wrench.


    The Searchers

Gross, screaming beings of ink that first appear in Chapter 2.

  • All There in the Script: The game files and theme song officially give them the name "The Searchers". It isn't until Chapter 3 that their name is given in-game, during one of the mission objectives.
  • Art Evolution: They originally were rather upright, but after Chapter 3, they're shown lurching as if in pain.
  • Blob Monster: Made of ink, to be precise.
  • Body Horror: If their screams were no indication, their deformed and incomplete bodies show this.
  • The Corruption: They act like this when they attack you, as your vision goes gradually more black and Henry sounds like he's choking on the ink.
  • Dead All Along: Implied in the New Game+ bonus by other human characters affected by the ink having coffins.
  • Mooks: At least, they seem to be this to Bendy and/or Sammy. They are far less resilient and can be defeated in one hit.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: Read above. However, it takes some timing to hit them.
  • Scare Chord: It tends to sound when they attack you in groups.
  • Was Once a Man: Implied to be the studio's employees who are now ink monsters.

    The Lost Ones
These poor, unfortunate souls.
Introduced in Chapter 4, these former studio employees have been trapped underground. They are more docile than the Searchers and pose no threat to Henry until Chapter 5.
  • Body Horror: They are humanoid masses of dripping, shifting ink with glowing eyes. If some of them didn't talk or cry, it'd have been impossible to tell that they were ever human to begin with.
  • Cthulhumanoid: The strands of ink on their faces sort of resemble tentacles. Unlike most examples, though, they're harmless.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Judging by their appearance, you'd think they'd act like more powerful Searchers. But nope, they don't want to hurt you, at least until Chapter 5.
  • Dead All Along: Implied in the New Game+ bonus by other human characters affected by the ink having coffins.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Subverted. Their eyes have an ominous glow, but they're not evil, even when they attack you in Chapter 5.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Turns out the only thing keeping them in line was Sammy; when you and Tom kill him, they join the Searchers in trying to kill you.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Unlike the Searchers, they seem to retain their sanity and have no intention of attacking anyone. However, in Chapter 5, once Sammy Lawrence is killed, both the Searchers and the Lost Ones don't have anyone keeping them at bay. As a result, they become hostile and attack.
  • Tragic Monster: They're the remnants of the studio employees who are fully aware of their miserable state, but can't do anything other than hide from the more aggressive ink creatures.
  • Was Once a Man: They used to be normal employees at Drew Studios, but now...

    The Ink Machine

A strange device that runs through the animation studio. Exactly what the ink machine does is unclear, even to the employees.

  • Artifact of Doom: Outputs seemingly infinite and exponentially growing quantities of sinister, corruptive ink. Look at what it did to Sammy, Susie, Norman, Bertrum, and Jack.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: As the tagline puts it, one should definitely fear the machine.
  • Mechanical Abomination: It's implied to be what Joey Drew used to bring Bendy, Boris, Alice and a lot more to life. It also seemingly both runs on ink and produces it in infinite quantities, and its ink can both bring cartoon characters to life (albeit with a healthy dose of Body Horror) and turn humans into ink monsters. It caused, or at least made possible, every evil encountered throughout the game.
  • Mistaken Identity: Yes, this applies to a piece of machinery: throughout all the Chapters, the player would be correct in the assumption that the machine that's following you downward is the Ink Machine. It's only when they reach the climax of Chapter 5 and see it be attached to a several-story-high machine that pumps out ink is when they realize that it was only a small part of the real Ink Machine.
  • Mobile Menace: In the Chapter 4 update, the Ink Machine room has been changed into a giant shaft going down the whole depth of the studio; as you progress through the chapters, you can see glimpses of the Ink Machine riding down to the bottom, like it's following you.
  • Monster Progenitor: If it did give rise to the monstrous toons.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: Not much info is given about this thing. As shown by the blueprint in Chapter Two, it was actually built and shipped by a company called "Abelbuild". And Chapter 3 reveals they didn't send just one. And Chapter 5 reveals that they were all just small parts of the real Ink Machine. And in the stinger, it turns out Joey still has another in his apartment.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect: Chapter 5 reveals that the Ink Machine was meant to bring Joey's creations to life in an attempt to have the Toons interact with humans due to his belief that his cartoons are more than just drawings and that he wants people to know them as much as he does. Unfortunately, this turned out much worse than expected.
  • What, Exactly, Is His Job?: The Machine serves no obvious purpose. Joey Drew's employees openly wonder why it’s there and what it's used for, as its mere presence slowed down cartoon production with its loud noises and constant spillage, but Joey Drew (who seemingly had it installed one day without telling anyone beforehand) never gives them an answer. It's eventually revealed that it was meant to bring Joey's creations to life. Needless to say, that didn't turn out so well.

Alternative Title(s): Bendy In Nightmare Run, Bendy And The Dark Revival, Boris And The Dark Survival


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