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The character sheet for the Meatly and Kindly Beast's video game, Bendy and the Ink Machine, as well as its sequel Bendy and the Dark Revival.


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    Henry Stein 
Click here to see him in Dark Revival 
Alright, Joey. I'm here.
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.


  • Ambiguously Human: Between his high durability, inability to cast shadows, immunity to the ink and Resurective Immorality through the inky respawn tunnel, his humanity is shown to be rather questionable. Dark Revival reveals he's not even the real Henry Stein, but rather a cartoon version created by Joey to vent his rage against the original for leaving him behind to be with Linda.
  • 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 Ink 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 Twisted Alice, he steps on an elevator to the surface... only for her to drop the elevator at the last second.
    • Chapter 4: He sets out to save Buddy Boris from Twisted Alice, only to arrive just a bit too late and discover that Buddy 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 that he’s trapped in a time loop with no way out.
    • It begins to make sense in the sequel when you realize that Joey created the Cycle as an Ironic Hell for Henry.
  • Fed to the Beast: Sammy tries to do this to him. "Try" being the key word.
  • First-Person Ghost: To such an extreme degree that he doesn't cast a shadow, and his pedestal in the archives is an empty space you have to stand on yourself. Subverted by TimeTheHobo confirming that the shadow approaching Bendy in Tombstone Picnic belonged to him.
  • Genre Blindness: When he arrives and discovers no one in the studio to greet him, he just decides to look around. When he sees a 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. 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 Buddy 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 Allison 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. Even after being imprisoned by Wilson for God-knows-how-long, he's still extremely polite and helpful to Audrey, if somewhat solemn.
  • 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 Buddy Boris got Reforged into a Minion.
  • Only One Name: For most of the game, as his last name takes a long time to be revealed; even the hidden audio tape in Chapter 3 recorded by him doesn't list his last name. 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.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Dark Revival reveals that he's not the real Henry, instead being a clone Joey created to vent his frustrations over the real Henry leaving him. When Audrey finds this Henry, he implies that he figured this out when he was able to go several years in the Cycle without eating.
  • 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 Buddy Boris, is resentful to Joey for becoming famous for his ideas, and refers to himself as a bringer of death. Dark Revival also shows him to be rather solemn when meeting Audrey for the first time, which makes sense as he was held prisoner by the Keepers for years on end.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: He returns as the final ally for Audrey during the controllable Beast Bendy segment of Chapter 5 for the Dark Revival, declaring that some battles, even if repeated over and over again, are worth fighting for.
  • 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 reveal that he's in a "Groundhog Day" Loop, and thus has experienced all this before, goes quite some way towards explaining this.
  • Uncertain Doom: Because the game ends on a flashback, it's unknown if he managed to escape the studio. Turns out that he’s trapped inside 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.
  • Unseen No More: He finally makes a physical appearance in the Dark Revival, acting as an ally to Audrey.
  • 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.
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    Joey Drew 
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Henry, come visit the old workshop. There's something I need to show you.
Click here to see him in Dark Revival 
Voiced by: David Eddings (BATIM), Dave Rivas (BATDR)

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 Ink/Beast 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.
    • In Dark Revival, this is finally played straight. It's revealed he eventually realized how messed up it was of him to put Henry, even if he wasn't the real one, in a never-ending cycle of failure going up against the Ink Demon, so he created Allison Angel, based off of the real-life Allison, to give the toon version of Henry a Hope Bringer. His toon counterpart also readily admits how much of a complete scumbag "he" was in life and that he has a lot to answer for. He does his best to support and help his daughter Audrey, ending with him heroically sacrificing himself to snap her out of the Ink Demon's influence and deliver the last reel to her so she can break the cycle for good.
  • 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.
  • Deconstructed Character Archetype: He deconstructs The Wonka. His insistence on using the titular device put a strain on the animation department, who had to suffer through pipe bursts, loud noises and constant interruptions, as well as the finances (and may have possibly driven the company accountant Grant Cohen to insanity). This, combined with Joey's other issues and a simple decline in Bendy's popularity, ended up speeding up the downfall of the studio.
  • 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.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He truly loved his daughter, Audrey, with his toon self even sacrificing himself to get through to her when she’s fused to the Ink Demon and giving her the ‘The End’ reel needed to break the cycle.
  • Evil Is Petty: The events of the first game were Joey's attempt to get petty revenge on the real Henry for leaving the company by putting a cartoon version of him in an Ironic Hell over and over.
  • 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: Ink 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. Dark Revival reveals that they are one of his failed Audrey attempts.
  • 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.
  • Life Will Kill You: In Dark Revival, Joey died in 1971, one year before the game starts.
  • 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.
    • Double Subverted in Dark Revival when he seemingly appears to Audrey in the flesh before revealing he's just a Living Memory.
  • Red Herring: Much of the game pointed to Joey Drew as being Ink Bendy, due to the events of Chapter 3 confirming humans can take on traits of the toon characters, his first audio log being found in the demon path, the fact he hides his jaded stubbornness behind a friendly facade, and the implications of Joey seeking some means of immortality. Ink Bendy ultimately turns out to be a separate entity, but is 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.
  • Truly Single Parent: He used the ink machine to create Audrey in order to fulfill his wish for a family.
  • 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 Ink 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.
  • Visionary Villain: Joey pushed his company to the brink, caused the ruin and/or deaths of his employees, and generally betrayed everyone he met, all so he could achieve something money couldn't buy: Making real-life cartoon characters, so children could have real heroes. It failed spectacularly.
  • 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 
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"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.


  • Arc Villain: Of chapter 2.
  • Asshole Victim: Sammy knocked Henry out and captured him as a sacrifice to Ink Bendy, who 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. Also quite literally, as seen by the page image. 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 Ink Bendy to free him from the ink encasing him. Ink Bendy frees him from the ink, alright... and from the mortal coil.
  • The Blank: Sammy always wears a mask because 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 Cameo: He's one of the Test Subjects in the Gent Corp. tower during the sequel. He later shows up in a small, voiced appearance during the final battle of the Dark Revival to preach to the Ink Demon like always... but Allison quickly shoots him down.
  • 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 Ink Bendy, though it seems the demon has other plans.
  • Dead All Along: He's killed prior to the games when [[Dot drops a projector on his head, crushing him, after he attempted to sacrifice Buddy, Richie, and Jacob..]]
  • Deal with the Devil: Seems to believe that sacrificing Henry to Ink Bendy will allow him to escape whatever form he now has. Ink 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.
  • Fantastic Drug: Oddly enough, the ink itself seems to be this for him. After getting a few droplets in his mouth, he begins hearing what he believes to be the voice of the Ink Demon, and starts craving more and more ink, stealing as much as he can find and drinking it whenever he isn't being directly looked at.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: Sammy is certifiably insane by the time you meet him, having gone as far as worshiping Ink Bendy as some sort of deity.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Tries to use Henry as a Human Sacrifice to convince Ink Bendy to make him human again. Judging by the dialogue, Ink 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, Henry and Tom kill him. Turns out he was keeping the Searchers and Lost Ones contained, without him, they go berserk and swarm Henry, Tom and Allison.
  • 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.
  • Pre-Mortem Catchphrase: He repeats his catchphrase "Sheep, sheep, sheep. It's time for sleep." before he is killed by Tom in Chapter 5.
  • Religion of Evil: Seems to have developed one around Ink Bendy. If he's the only one is yet unknown (although The Lost Ones in Chapter 4 seem to see Ink 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 Ink 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, who he mistakes as Ink Bendy.
  • 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: Ink 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.
  • Wilhelm Scream: When he's shot by Allison during the finale sequence of Dark Revival.

    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.


  • Dead All Along: In the New Game Plus bonus, her name can be found on a coffin in Chapter 3.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Allison Pendle. In Chapter 4 quite literally.
  • 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 Brute 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.
  • Not Quite Dead: She's back in the sequel in chapter 5.
  • 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 Twisted 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 Buddy 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. Tellingly, he's one of the few characters to not have a coffin.
  • 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 
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"I sees 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 Ink Bendy.
  • Battle Theme Music: Reel Fear.
  • Berserk Button: He will screech in fury if anyone dares to touch his precious ink hearts, and will relentlessly hunt them down.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: In Dreams Come to Life, he is described with having bushy eyebrows.
  • 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.
  • Boss Remix: Very Reel Fear as the name suggests is a remixed version of Reel Fear that plays when ever the Projectionist starts to chase down Buddy Boris.
  • Creepy Souvenir: He really likes to collect the hearts of his victims. Whether he does this to sustain himself or is some kind of twisted pride isn't really made clear. What is made clear is that touching them is a bad idea.
  • Cyber Cyclops: He definitely looks like one considering the projector lens now acts like his eye.
  • Cyborg: After being mutated by the ink, he has essentially become one considering he has a projector on his head and uses a speaker to "speak".
  • Dead All Along: In the New Game Plus 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, Ink Bendy comes, and the two end up getting into a brawl. Ink Bendy ends up victorious and decapitates Norman.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: While collecting extra thick ink on level 11, we get a glimpse of a strange robotic figure walking by the window and heading towards a shutter door that leads to level 14. When we finally go there, we discover it's his lair and he is the main threat of the area.
  • 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.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: When Twisted Alice says you should stay out of his light. She means it.
  • Hell Is That Noise: The robotic screech he makes whenever he becomes enraged is just bone-chilling.
  • 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, Ink Bendy shows up.
  • Light Is Not Good:This is one of the few times where Light Equals Hope is completely Subverted.
  • Mechanical Abomination: When they say you should become your work, this isn't what they mean. Norman Polk is now a short-tempered, ruthless, and downright homicidal ink cyborg that lurks in the darkest and inkiest depths of the studio. His head is now a projector with a single glowing eye that will cast a bright light in front of him. And if he spots an intruder, he will let out a terrifying mechanical screech before finally giving chase. Also, he likes to collect hearts...
  • 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, and quickly sees through the act.
  • Not Quite Dead: His head can be found in a glass case in the Cyclebreakers vault. Although it seems lifeless at first, hitting the case will cause the projector to spring to life, shining its light and screaming for a few seconds before going back to sleep.
  • Off with His Head!: During his fight with Ink Bendy, the Ink Demon manages to strangle him and violently tear off his head!
  • Skippable Boss: You don't have to kill him, just avoid him while collecting objects for Twisted 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.
  • Spell My Name with a "The": He is often called the Projectionist.
  • 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.
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    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 a note and one more tape in the sequel, 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.
  • Uncertain Doom: 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, though there is an unused texture for his name in the files. The sequel implies that he got away before everything went to hell and went on to live a happy life with his family.

    Thomas J. Connor (spoilers) 
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"I keep telling these people, if Mister Joey Drew keeps cutting corners like this, someone's sure to end up falling to their death. And it sure ain't gonna be me."
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.


  • Ambiguously Brown: The books imply he's African-American, but it's never specified or elaborated on.
  • Artificial Limbs: Tom's left forearm has been replaced with the one from Chapter 4's Bendy animatronic.
  • Battle Couple: Tom and Allison Angel, whose human counterparts are married, qualify when they fight together against the Lost Ones and Searchers.
  • 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 Buddy 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.
  • Megaton Punch: When Allison makes plans to create a mechanism to open a locked door, Tom decides to just punch it down.
  • 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 him.
  • Rugged Scar: In Dark Revival, sports scars on his snout and ears.
  • 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, as he makes it clear he had to explain it many times and the concept isn't actually all that difficult.
  • 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.

    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.


    Allison Pendle (spoilers) 
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I... I honestly don't know my name... so they call me Alice. But I'm no angel.
Voiced by: Lauren Synger

A voice actor at Joey Drew Studios.


  • 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.
  • Angelic Beauty: Downplayed. When compared to Twisted Alice, it's not much of a competition...
  • Battle Couple: Tom and Allison Angel, whose human counterparts are married, qualify when they fight together against the Lost Ones and Searchers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Cavalry: Allison Angel when she and Tom come and save you from Twisted Alice after you defeat Brute Boris.
  • 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.
  • Happily Married: A letter from Joey reveals that she married Thomas Connor at one point.
  • Holy Halo: You might think the headband she's wearing is an abstract representation of her halo, but look more closely with the Seeing Tool: her real halo is invisible. Another halo more similar to Twisted Alice's can be found by her bed, implying she removed it due to believing that she's "...no angel."
  • Horned Humanoid: Has a small pair of horns on her head. They're slightly fractured and chipped.
  • Morality Pet: Allison's influence made Joey reconsider trapping cartoon Henry in the studio. So much so that he created Allsion Angel to serve as a Hope Bringer for Henry.
  • The Other Darrin: In-Universe; Susie was eventually replaced as Alice's voice actress by Allison Pendle. Now Twisted Alice and Allison are both separate versions of Alice.
  • Walking Spoiler: Lots of information about her is spoilery, so there's little to talk about her that doesn't spoil.
  • Wrench Wench: 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.

    Jack Fain 
Voiced by: Bookpast
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"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.


  • Blob Monster: Compared to his coworkers, he definitely got the shortest end of the stick.
  • Dashingly Dapper Derby: He can be told apart from the other searchers due to his signature bowler hat.
  • Dead All Along: Implied in the New Game Plus bonus by other human characters affected by the ink having coffins.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Unlike most of the ink monsters you have encountered so far, he would rather keep to himself then try to attack the player.
  • Tragic Monster: He did nothing to deserve being transformed into a mindless monster roaming the sewers of the studio.
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    Bertrum Piedmont (spoilers) 
Voiced by: Joe J. Thomas
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You may think I've gone... But I'm still here!

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!
  • Battle Theme Music: Colossal Wonders.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • The Cameo: His head is placed inside a hidden room in the Gent Corp. tower during the sequel. And his remaining eye is looking at you.
  • 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 noticeable 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 this isn't recording of Bertrum, but Bertrum himself.
  • 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. And has mostly likely became one of the inky inhabitants

    Emma LaMonte 
Voiced by: Lani Minella

An academy dance teacher who joined Joey Drew Studios to implement her dance movements into the Bendy cartoons.


  • The Ghost: So far, she hasn't made a physical appearance in any of the games just yet.

    Daniel "Buddy" Lewek (spoilers) 
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"Now I'm not really Buddy anymore. I am also Boris. Descending deeper into this world of ageing, yellowing madness."

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. He's also the friendly little wolf who accompanies Henry in Chapter 3.


  • 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. Twisted Alice even calls him "the most perfect Boris I've ever seen!" He's not so pretty when Twisted Alice is through with him, though.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: That deformed hand and limp that Ink Bendy has? Yeah, Buddy's responsible for that, having attacked the Ink Demon with an axe for trying to hurt Dot.
  • The Brute: Not normally for obvious reasons. But after he is mutated by Twisted Alice, he definitely fills the role. There's a reason why he's called Brute Boris.
  • Canon Character All Along: He's reincarnated into a Boris clone at the end of the novel, which is the same one that Henry encounters later on 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.
  • Distressed Dude: At the end of Chapter 3, Susie Toon-naps him. Henry fails to save him.
  • Foreshadowing: The dead Borises are all strapped to operating tables that look like something from "Frankenstein". The final boss of Chapter 4 is a monstrous Boris that Twisted Alice made.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: In Chapter 3, after leaving the area Henry was sleeping in, we see a clothesline with a pair of Buddy Boris' overalls. Next to these overalls are some toony-style boxer shorts with polka-dots. We can safely assume these are Buddy Boris' as well.
  • Horror Hunger: Boris's Big Eater habits become this once Buddy is forced to share a body with the toon's personality.
  • Lovable Coward: He covers his eyes and shakes whenever Ink Bendy is nearby.
  • Only Friend: Becomes one to Henry while he is trapped in the studio filled with crazed victims that all want to kill him.
  • 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.
  • Reforged into a Minion: Buddy Boris gets turned into a monster by Twisted Alice.
  • Sad Battle Music: Bad Dog/Death of a Friend which plays when Henry is forced to fight the brutish version of his Only Friend.
  • Say My Name: Henry does this twice; the first is at the end of Chapter 2 when Buddy Boris walks out from behind a corner after Henry escapes the Ink Demon, and then again is in Chapter 4 when he sees what Twisted Alice did to the poor wolf. It's hard to hear if you don't pay attention, but in the second case, Buddy Boris returns the favor, right before being forced to fight Henry.
  • Sequel Non-Entity: Despite Buddy Boris being a prominent figure in the Bendy franchise and a popular fan favorite, he doesn't appear at all in the Dark Revival. Cartoon Bendy instead takes his place as the helper to the protagonist, Audrey.
  • 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 Twisted Alice, and Henry's forced to put the poor wolf out of his misery.
  • The Silent Bob: He loses the ability to speak after becoming a toon, likely due to being a character of the silent era of television; despite this, Henry seems to understand him quite well. Subverted in Chapter 4, as he says Henry's name.
  • 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.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He accidentally released Ink Bendy from the infirmary during a late shift, which no doubt contributed to the state the studio is in by the time Henry arrives.

    Dot 
A curious writer girl looking into mysterious goings-on in Joey Drew Studios.
  • Big Damn Heroes: During the climax of the novel, when our protagonists have been kidnapped by an ink-fected Sammy and tied up to be sacrifices, she interrupts his monologe by dropping a projector onto his head and then setting everyone free.
  • Excellent Judge of Character: Decides from the first moment she meets Buddy that he's a nice, trustworthy person. He ends up sacrificing himself to save her life.
  • Gut Feeling: Apparently regularly operates by 'going with her gut.' It's what makes her decide to confide in Buddy.
  • Nerd Glasses: Wears a pair of cat-eye glasses.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is Dorothy, but she goes by Dot.

    Richie 
A young artist at Joey Drew Studios.
  • Those Two Guys: Richie is scruffy and Jacob is well-groomed, and both of them poke fun at their newest artist.

    Jacob 
A young artist at Joey Drew Studios.
  • Those Two Guys: Richie is scruffy, Jacob is well-groomed, and both of them poke fun at their newest artist.
  • Uncertain Doom: He runs off during the climax of the novel to go find Joey, but unlike Dot who's mentioned in the sequel novel, he's never seen or heard from again, making it unlikely that he made it out of the studio.

    Abby Lambert 
The head of the animation department in 1946.
  • Iron Lady: She acts rather sharp with her subordinates like Buddy in Dreams Come to Life, but in The Illusion Of Living, she's quite warm around her friends such as Joey and Henry. That said, even Joey admits to finding her intimidating when they first met.
  • Lady in a Power Suit: She's the boss of the art department and wears men's suits, both which are noted to be quite unusual for the time period.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She doesn't make a very large appearance, but in The Illusion of Living it's revealed that she introduced Joey and Henry to each other, and helped design some of the first concept art for Bendy.

    Irena Lewek 
Buddy Lewek's mother.
  • Determined Widow: Her husband died in the war, and she's doing her best to provide for her son and her aging father who's come to live with them.

    Mr. Unger 
Buddy Lewek's grandfather.
  • Genocide Survivor: He was in a concentration camp during the holocaust, but survived.

    Nathan Arch 
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Voiced by: Mark Dodson

A wealthy friend of Joey Drew who bought the rights to Bendy's IP after the studio went bankrupt.


  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He made his money via oil and steel in the thirties, so...
  • Create Your Own Villain: His impact and legacy ended up leaving Wilson (his own son) in his large shadow, which fueled his plans into making a cartoon character that can surpass Bendy and end the Ink Demon for good.
  • Expy: Boswell Lotsabucks is an In-Universe one for him, seeing as he’s a literal fat cat.
  • 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.
  • Happily Married: Has a wife and son whom he loves very much, according to his notes. However, considering what we know of his son, this sentiment doesn't seem to be reciprocated.
  • 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. If Wilson's actions are any indication, he may have inherited this hatred from Nathan, which may be another reason why he captured him.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Nathan Arch never really makes a proper appearance in the Dark Revival outside of audio logs, memos, and other material. But without him, the events of the story would have never occured, as he was the one to inherit Joey Drew Studios and take the Ink Machine to be displayed in Archgate's basement. Not to mention the impact he had on his son growing up.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: As Wilson points out, he had no idea what the Ink Machine was or what he was doing when he took it from Joey's apartment and put it on display in Archgate's basement.

    Audrey 
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What's happening to me?!
Voiced by: Erin Lehn

The protagonist for Bendy and the Dark Revival. A famed animator at Archgate Films, she ends up getting trapped inside the Cycle after being tricked by Wilson into starting the Ink Machine.


  • An Arm and a Leg: The Ink Pirate breaks off her legs after she banishes Wilson's remains from inside it. She ends up getting better by merging with the Ink Demon and taking control of his body to reset the Cycle.
  • Armed Females, Unarmed Males: Inverted. Henry Stein must rely on weapons such as axes, pipes, and even a scythe to defend himself from the monstrous denizens of the Cycle. Meanwhile, Audrey has the ability to instantly kill any ink creature with one touch of her glowing hands, making weapons irrelevant, but it only works if she sneaks up on them.
  • Artificial Human: Joey created her using the Ink Machine, and it's implied it took many tries until he got it right.
  • 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.
  • Given Name Reveal: Her last name is Drew, as the "daughter" of Joey Drew.
  • Glowing Eyes: They’re bright yellow and have no pupils.
  • Fusion Dance: With Beast Bendy after the Ink Pirate is defeated. She’s able to wrestle control from the Ink Demon and separate herself from him in the end though.
  • Heroic BSoD: Enters one after the Ink Pirate snaps off her legs and the Ink Demon gives her a Breaking Speech, causing her to allow the demon to consume her. The cartoon version of Joey snaps her out of it, allowing her to take control of the Ink Demon’s body.
  • Monster Progenitor: Inverted. She's the first ink-human hybrid; born from ink, but made of flesh.
  • Nice Girl: She's friendly and well-meaning by default; while the shocks of her situation do throw her for a loop, she still proves willing to help the inhabitants of the studio who don't try to kill her on sight.
  • One-Hit Kill: She has the ability to sneak up on and 'banish' any ink monster back to the ink by touching them with her glowing hand.
  • Power Glows: She has many powers over the ink, and both her eyes and hands glow when she uses them.
  • She Is the King: After killing Lord Amok, his followers declare her to be the new Lord Amok, because their code dictates that whoever kills Lord Amok inherits the title. You can even sit on a throne.
  • Take Up My Sword: At the end of the game, she inherits her father's creations, vowing to make life in the Cycle better. Too bad the Ink Machine was confiscated by Gent Corp. in The Stinger, though.
  • Tron Lines: There’s a thin spiral-shaped pattern that has the same color as her eyes over the back of her hand.

    Wilson 
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A pretty girl like you shouldn't be wandering around all by yourself.
Voiced by: Tim Simmons

The main antagonist of Bendy and the Dark Revival. He is also the son of Nathan Arch, the business tycoon of Archgate. This unknown man claims to have killed the Ink Demon 211 days ago, and claims that the residents of the Studio must do as he asks in return for saving them.


  • All for Nothing: He creates Shipahoy Dudley as a counter to the Ink Demon, and he needs Audrey's soul to bring him to life. However, he greatly underestimates Audrey's strength and the Ink Demon's power, as the former breaks free of his grasp and pushes him into the killing chamber while the latter easily tears apart the Ink Pirate.
  • Almighty Janitor: Is this for Archgate but in the world of the Ink Demon, he claims to inhabitants he has killed the Ink Demon. In truth, he simply suppressed the Ink Demon by giving him a more harmless form and using signal towers to control his powers. And its control is waning.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He and the Ink Demon are opposed to each other despite both wanting to get Audrey for their own reasons.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Try as he might, he cannot stand up to the Ink Demon, his magnum opus made to destroy the demon easily being flayed by it.
  • Big Brother Is Watching: Posters of him scattered around the studio give this effect.
  • Came Back Strong: Wilson was reborn as the Ink Pirate, a monster resembling Shipahoy Dudley and his pet crab after his soul was used to create his weapon against the Ink Demon. Despite his soul being the wrong component for his creation, Wilson is much stronger in his monstrous form than he was before.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Apparently, Betty reminds Wilson of his mother, Tessa Arch; he seems to have fonder memories of her than of his father.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: He has a wheezing, very gravelly voice.
  • Given Name Reveal: His last name is Arch, as he is the son of Nathan Arch, the business tycoon of Archgate.
  • Hidden Depths: He's apparently a big movie fan, given that one of Nathan Arch's audio logs has him state that his son suggested opening a film studio.
    • Also, if a drawing found in the prologue and his portrait of Shipahoy Dudley within the Cycle are any indication, he's also a talented artist.
  • I Lied: About needing Audrey's help to save his father and getting her home in turn.
  • Meaningful Background Event: When he appears in the November 1st trailer, the Ink Machine itself can be glimpsed in the room behind him.
  • Obviously Evil: Between his scarred face, slouching posture, strange speech pattern, and unsettling voice, he couldn't be more obvious about his malicious intentions.
  • One-Winged Angel: He turns into a monstrous amalgamation between Shipahoy Dudley and his pet crab after his soul was used as a component instead of Audrey's.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: His true plans for Audrey. Unfortunately for Wilson, he gets caught up in it instead and becomes corrupted with Shipahoy Dudley into the Ink Pirate.
  • Protection Racket: He got rid of the Ink Demon somehow and demands the denizens of the studio seek out and kill Audrey if they want to continue receiving his protection from it.
  • Red Right Hand: One of his eyes is squinted shut, and the other is wide-open and blank white.
  • Wham Line: In the final chapter after lying to Audrey about needing her help to save his father and revealing his true plans on how to defeat the Ink Demon to her.
    Wilson: My father is beyond hope. Perhaps you know him: Nathan Arch.

Toons

    General 

    Bendy 
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Click here to see him in Dark Revival 

The star of the show, our little dancing devil himself!


  • Alliterative Name: Bendy's nickname, The Dancing Demon.
  • 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: Wears one all the time, and it pushes his cheeks up into his eyes.
  • Female Angel, Male Demon: He's the demon to Alice's angel.
  • Invisible Anatomy: The cartoon character Bendy has his head floating over his shoulders with no neck.
  • 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.
  • Our Imps Are Different: A line in the comics reveals Bendy's species; he's an imp. Other imps seen in the comics seem to be mostly identical to Bendy except for a couple traits, such as one having wings and a mustache. Papa Pluto, another demon, also appears, and he looks significantly different from every other imp, being much more humanoid aside from his horns, batlike ears, fangs, and claws. It's unclear if he's actually Bendy's father or if Papa is just his title.
  • Ring Around the Collar: Bendy's neck (or lack thereof) is separated from the rest of his body by a bow tie.
  • Stage Magician: In the "Showbiz Bendy" poster, he's on-stage holding a wand as Alice is set up to saw Boris in half.
  • 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, only to get scared himself when Boris comes out wearing the same costume.

    Boris the Wolf 
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A loveable hungry wolf who accompanies Bendy on his adventures.


    Alice Angel 
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A humanoid female angel.


    Shipahoy Dudley 
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Wilson Arch’s mascot, designed to replace Bendy and ultimately defeat the Ink Demon. Wilson attempted to sacrifice Audrey’s soul as a vessel for Dudley.


  • Early-Bird Cameo: Audrey can find a sketch of Dudley sitting on a desk in the prologue.

Ink Creatures

    General 
  • Black Blood: All Ink creatures "bleed" black ink when injured.
  • Mind Hive: Twisted 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.
  • Reincarnation: It's implied that the creatures aside from Ink Bendy are all animated with the souls of deceased workers of Joey Drew Studios somehow implanted by the Ink Machine.
  • Toon: Ones twisted into horrific monsters.
  • Toon Transformation: Except for the Ink Demon and "Allison", they are the former employees of Joey Drew Studios, twisted into inhuman creatures by Joey's experiments with the Ink Machine.

    The Ink Demon 
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Beast Bendy 
Click here to see him in Dark Revival 
Voiced by: Sean Crisden (BATDR)

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


  • Accidental Hero: Possibly. It's debatable if he saved Henry from the Projectionist on purpose, or if it was purely accidental.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Evil as he is, he didn't deserve having the Keepers torture him - Joey himself notes that it's his own failures that led to him being so malevolent in the first place.
  • Ambiguously Evil:
    • 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.
    • Why he tries to kill Henry sometimes and saves him other times is also unknown.
    • He is far more evil and sadistic in the sequel, although whether or not this is due to him now having a good and kind persona in Cartoon Bendy after the Keepers tortured him is uncertain.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: You actually take control of Beast Bendy during the final part of Dark Revival, and your main objective is to reach a projector to play "The End" reel from the first game while crushing enemies with the Ink Demon's mighty strength.
  • Antagonist Title: Bendy and the Ink Machine.
  • Ax-Crazy: 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 Projectionist (though, to be fair, the Projectionist was trying to kill Henry and was pretty hostile as well).
  • Badass Boast: He gives a dark one to Audrey after she escapes him for the first time.
    Ink Demon: My ink swells and boils. It consumes. I am the Ink Demon. This realm is mine.
  • Berserk Button: In Chapter Three, Twisted Alice mentions that Ink Bendy hates it when she destroys the Bendy cutouts.
  • Battle Theme Music: Little Devil Darling.
  • Big Bad: The main threat Henry faces in the game. And again for Audrey in Dark Revival, although he has an opposite in Wilson.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He and Wilson are in opposition to each other and want Audrey for different reasons.
  • Blinding Bangs: Played with. While he doesn't have hair, the ink that is covering his eyes creates the illusion that he indeed has them.
  • Boss Remix: The Ink Demon is a remixed version of Ink Bendy's battle theme that plays when Henry is forced to fight him in his beast form.
  • Cheshire Cat Grin: Wears one all the time, and it pushes his cheeks up into his eyes.
  • Dark Is Evil: While all of the ink creatures are primarily black in color, he gets a special mention by how he quite literally makes the scene become far darker.
  • The Dreaded: All lucid ink creatures seem to fear Ink 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. Dark Revival shows just why he is that terrifying: he kills anything that crosses his path, and not even cartoon monsters designed to surpass him will escape his wrath.
    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.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: He finally escapes the Cycle with Audrey at the end of the Dark Revival, but he's now in his Cartoon Bendy form, the one thing he always wanted to be since his birth. Coupled with the girl showing him proper kindness for the first time in his entire life, the Ink Demon gets everything he yearned for: perfection and a friend.
  • 11th-Hour Superpower: During his small time of being playable in the Dark Revival as Beast Bendy, your attacks can instantly kill Lost Ones, break through cracked walls, and take no damage from any attack.
  • 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 most characters in the game.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: While it is true that he is mute and unable to talk, he is still able to make various sounds. And the noises he makes sound like a growling dragon whenever he breathes. That is until the Dark Revival, where Sean Crisden gives him a very deep voice to highlight his horrific nature.
  • Evil Sounds Raspy: Alongside his deep voice in Dark Revival, he also has a fairly grizzly voice with the bubbling of ink being heard when he speaks.
  • Evil Versus 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, Ink Bendy rescues Henry from the Projectionist.
    • He's in direct opposition to Wilson during the events of the Dark Revival, who wishes to dethrone him.
  • Final Boss:
    • In addition to being the first threat Henry faces, he's also the last.
    • In the second game, Audrey doesn’t fight him directly, but instead she battles for control over his Beast form that he has absorbed her into, all while he orders every last ink creature loyal to him in the Cycle to destroy her. In the finale, she tears down several walls while fighting against his control and forces their combined Beast form to play the last reel: The End.
  • 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.
  • Gruesome Goat: In his Dark Revival redesign, he gains cloven, goatlike hooves, and his horns become somewhat curled inwards at the tips, more closely resembling goat's horns rather than his previous 'cookie with a bite taken out' head shape.
  • Guttural Growler: His voice in the Dark Revival has him constantly growling when he speaks.
  • Handicapped Badass: Being an Evil? Cripple doesn't stop the Ink Demon 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, snap necks, and even rip out hearts, along with 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 can 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.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Even though he's a soulless monster and trying to kill you, you can't help but feel bad for him when you learn about his backstory. He was born without a soul and because of his monstrous appearance he was locked away by Thomas under the demands of Joey Drew. Never feeling the love or emotions that he was created for. While he is a monster hellbent on tearing you apart, one can't wonder if all that time he's been locked up that all he wants is some compassion. He eventually gets that love, but not in the way he expected.
  • Invincible Villain: There is a reason why he is the most feared thing in the entire studio. Not only is he impervious to damage, but he can also curb stomp anyone who gets in his way.
  • It Can Think: While Ink Bendy falls for the Little Miracle Stations and seems to run off from 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. Dark Revival showcases his intelligence in full force.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: In the Dark Revival, he has a harmless and friendly form that resembles a perfect "Cartoon Bendy" which materialized after many failed experiments by Wilson and the Keepers to eliminate him. His Ink Demon persona, however, is evil beyond compare and clearly does not enjoy sharing a body with the Nice Guy.
  • 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 being said, he makes no attempt to harm him in both of his appearances during Chapter 4.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Kills Sammy Lawrence when he tries to sacrifice Henry. Also kills the Projectionist and possibly the Butcher Gang when they are trying to kill Henry.
  • Knight of Cerebus: He is quite the contrast to his cartoonish persona, isn't he? He's The Dreaded Invincible Villain that forces you to remember you are in a horror story and are trying to stay alive against all odds.
  • 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.
  • Lightning Bruiser: As a guy who can kill you instantly but also has a limp, you would think he would be a Mighty Glacier, right? Nope! As it turns out, he is extremely fast and can catch up to the player quite quickly if they are not careful.
  • 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.
  • Nice Guy: When in his cartoon form in Dark Revival, he acts like a child and is more than happy to help Audrey out.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Ink Bendy cannot be harmed under any circumstances and any attempt to fight him will only end with Henry getting killed. The Tommy Gun, which can kill most enemies fairly quickly, can't do make a dent on him. Even when Henry finally faces him in Chapter 5, he can't hurt the Demon 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. His appearance in the Dark Revival retains his thin stature along with an improved physique, but one of his horns is notably somewhat boney.
  • 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. Thoroughly averted HARD in the Dark Revival, as all of Audrey's deaths to him are very gruesome.
  • One-Hit Kill: If Ink Bendy catches Henry or Audrey, he'll kill them 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 1 and Chapter 2, 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 alternate form.
  • Our Demons Are Different: Bendy is a devil-based cartoon character, and Ink Bendy acts just as sinister as you would expect.
  • Perpetual Smiler: He doesn't seem to be able to physically stop smiling until transforming into his Beast form.
  • 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.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In the Dark Revival, he gives a gruesome one to Audrey after killing Wilson's Ink Pirate, calling her a mistake and a monster... just like him.
    Ink Demon: It's time... Audrey. Your road... is broken. Join the Dark Puddles... and give in to your suffering. You have nothing. You are without purpose. Your very existence... was a terrible lie. You're a mistake. A monster. Like... me.
  • Red Right Hand: Ink Bendy's left hand is larger than his right hand.
  • Run or Die: Henry can avoid Ink Bendy, hide from him, 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: Subverted. He doesn't talk in the first game, but he does make some pretty scary sounds such as growling, moaning, and a dose of Vader Breath. In the sequel, he can actually talk, courtesy of Sean Crisden, and begins taunting Audrey while chasing her for the first time.
  • 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.
  • Suddenly Speaking: In Dark Revival.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He now has a Jekyll & Hyde situation in Dark Revival where his Ink Demon form is gleefully malicious and capable of speech. Unlike the first game where Ink Bendy was Ambiguously Evil and a Tragic Monster who seemed to have sanity issues due to being locked up in the studio for years, here the Ink Demon proudly announces that the whole place is his realm and everything the dark puddles touch belongs to him. He constantly taunts Audrey and calls her both a mistake and a monster like himself.
  • 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 why he’s insane.
  • 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: He shows up in Chapter 4 to save Henry from being attacked by The Projectionist. He does it again after Wilson's failed creation has the legless Audrey at its mercy, and promptly gives it a Curb-Stomp Battle as Beast Bendy before snapping its neck.
  • 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. But as seen in his throne room, he can actually temporarily disable this ability and it isn't always active. He most likely creates these shadowy blots as a warning sign for anyone who draws near him to turn back.
  • Xenomorph Xerox: Beast Bendy has the look with a similar body shape, has More Teeth than the Osmond Family, with an Eyeless Face. His normal Ink Bendy form is a more humanoid version of this trope.

    The Boris Clones 
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A bunch of dead duplicates of Boris found scattered around the studio.


    Twisted Alice 
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"I see you there. A new fly in my endless web. Come along now. Let's see if you're worthy to walk with angels."
Voiced by: Lauren Synger

A nightmarish fusion of human and cartoon, Twisted Alice is the Arc Villain of Chapters Three and Four.


  • 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: This is what she is trying to achieve and serves as the source of motivating her to kill anyone she sees to be beneath her. So far, she is mostly successful.
  • 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 Aura: When she is hunting for Buddy Boris, she is able to create a large glowing halo that acts like a radar and allows her to easily detect her prey.
  • Battle Theme Music: Always Honestly
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Evil 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.
  • Evil Laugh:
    • She lets out a terrifying laugh when she reveals she wants Buddy 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 Versus Evil: Twisted Alice does not seem to like Ink Bendy very much.
  • 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.
  • Facial Horror: Twisted Alice's face, especially when compared to Allison Angel's.
  • 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: 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". Kind of like that of a jack in the box...
  • 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 Buddy Boris. Then she sadistically makes the wolf into Brute Boris to kill Henry before outright trying to kill Henry herself out of rage.
  • 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: Has a small pair of horns on her head.
  • I Lied: Twisted Alice promised both Henry and Buddy 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 Buddy Boris' innards.
  • 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.
  • 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 Buddy 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 unpopular. 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...
  • The Other Darrin: In-Universe; Susie was eventually replaced as Alice's voice actress by Allison Pendle. Now Twisted Alice and Allison are both separate versions of Alice.
  • Plot-Irrelevant Villain: What her appearance amounts to in Dark Revival, only appearing briefly near the end of the game to kidnap Audrey from Wilson's retreat. Aside from the implication that she's one of the "cycle breakers" that Wilson was keeping prisoner before escaping, she has nothing to do with Wilson's scheme to control the Cycle or Audrey's journey to break it, rather staying focused on her own personal quest for beauty.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stocking Filler: Wears a pair of short stockings or black garter belts.
  • Terms of Endangerment: "Little Errand Boy" for Henry, and "Honey" for Audrey.
  • 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.
    • Averted in Dark Revival where she gets a Boss Battle.
  • 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 Buddy 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.
  • 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.

    The Butcher Gang 
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The Original Butcher Gang. Left to right: Barley, Charley, and Edgar
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Carley
Piper 
Fisher 
Striker 
Slicer 

Voiced by: theMeatly (BATIM only), John Meissner (Piper), Mat Brunet (Fisher), Gary McClenaghan (Striker)

A trio of villainous toon characters that consists of a primate, 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 primate), and Edgar (the spider).
  • Ambushing Enemy: This is their role in Dark Revival. The Piper can pop out of the refill stations that serve as Respawn Points, the Striker drops out of holes in the ceiling, the Fisher can hide in lockers, and the Slicer can spawn out of nowhere at any time.
  • Artificial Limb: Piper has one of his legs replaced with a plunger.
  • Asshole Victims: Even before they were mutated, these guys were nothing but a gang of provocative scoundrels who simply enjoy messing with others for their own amusement. So, barely anyone feels sympathy when watching them being killed and/or tortured.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: The cartoons definitely seem to portray Edgar as being the most childish and gullible of the three.
  • Battle Theme Music: Who's Laughing Now
  • Black Eyes of Evil: While they already had blacks when they were still already evil, here, it is far more terrifying.
  • 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.
  • Boss Remix: The Old Gangis a remixed version of their normal battle theme that plays when you have to defend Twisted Alice from them.
  • Catchphrase: For Charley it's "Ruination!"
  • Combat Sadomasochist: They will actually sometimes encourage Henry to hit them.
  • Elite Mooks: Like the Searchers, they're all out to kill Henry. Unlike them, however, they seem to not only be tougher, but smarter as well.
  • Epic Flail: Fisher can use his own head as one.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Fisher's only good eye has an x shaped pupil.
  • Extendo Boxing Glove: Striker's left arm is one of sorts.
  • 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.
  • Facial Horror: Their faces are definitely not a pretty sight.
  • Four-Legged Insect: Edgar has six limbs. Striker has five, and seems to be missing one of his arm.
  • Gag Lips: Played for Horror with Barley as they are not only bloated but partially melted as well.
  • Giant Spider: Edgar is a spider the size of a short person.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Piper sounds a lot like the name of a girl, but yet the character that is called by this is Charley, who is a very masculine-looking character.
  • Grumpy Old Man: Barley definitely qualifies as he can be ignorant of the things going on around him, and has a very bad temper.
  • Hated by All: You know they are loathsome when four of the game's main characters despise them. Henry is annoyed when he has to face them again, Buddy Boris panics whenever they are nearby, Twisted Alice calls them disgusting wretches and clearly enjoys making them suffer, and even Ink Bendy will use his Battle Aura to poison them on the first chance that he gets without even bothering to look at them.
  • Leitmotif: Excluding the Slicer, their attacks are backed by jaw harp sounds.
  • Mad Eye: Striker has one round, human-like eyeball and one cartoon-style pie eye.
  • Maniac Monkeys: While it isn't clear what Charley is, he definitely looks like a primate and is most certainly a villain.
  • Monkey Morality Pose: A Facial Horror example as all of them have been facially scarred in ways that reflect this trope. Piper is "see no evil" because of his mutilated eyes, Fisher is "hear no evil" because of his lack of ears, and Striker is "speak no evil" as his mouth is stitched shut.
  • Mouth Stitched Shut: Striker's lips are forcefully stitched together preventing him from moving them. However, he can still speak with a mouth on his head...
  • The Noseless: Edgar doesn't have a nose. Justified, as he's some sort of arachnid.
  • Pirate: Barley certainly looks and talks like one.
  • Scary Teeth: They all have teeth, and none of them are pretty.
  • Sixth Ranger: Bendy and the Dark Revival introduces "Carley", a ghost girl who was an attempt by Jane Todd at giving the Butcher Gang a fourth member. In-Universe, she was hated and rejected, leaving the Butcher Gang as a trio, but not too long after the audio log from Jane is found, it's revealed that Carley does indeed have a deformed counterpart, stashed inside a crate.
  • Smurfette Principle: Carley is the only female.
  • Spiders Are Scary: Edgar doesn't look too intimidating. Striker on the other hand...
  • Terrible Trio: What do the two posters of them in the workshop seem 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 Ink Bendy. They've even been seen running toward him 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 pipe wrench, while Barley's is a regular wrench.

    The Searchers 
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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 with three-fingered hands, but after Chapter 3, they're shown lurching as if in pain and lashing out with their now five-fingered hands.
  • Battle Theme Music: The Searchers
  • 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 Plus bonus by other human characters affected by the ink having coffins.
  • The Goomba: Out of all of the enemies that you face, these guys are by far the easiest to dispatch. Well, their common variants are at least...
  • Mooks: At least, they seem to be this to Ink 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 
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"When do we go home? WHEN DO WE GO HOME?!"
Voiced by: Joe J. Thomas, Jason C. Miller, Becky Shrimpton, Heather Beaman, Jen Lawson, Melanie Davis, Nneka Atto, Hal Jaques, Matt Bradford, Matt Silver, Scott Roberts, Tyler Hyrchuk, Lani Minella, Tim Simmons, Lauryn Synger, Mark Dodson

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, at least in the first game.
  • 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. Subverted in Chapter 5, where they're driven insane, becoming hostile enemies willing to attack intruders with or without provocation.
  • Dead All Along: Implied in the New Game Plus bonus by other human characters affected by the ink having coffins.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Subverted in the first game. Their eyes have an ominous glow, but they're not evil, even when they attack you in Chapter 5. Greatly averted in Bendy and the Dark Revival though.
  • 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.
  • Walking Spoiler: Just look at how much info about them is concealed!
  • Was Once a Man: They used to be normal employees at Joey Drew Studios, but now...

    Borkis 
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A hostile clone of Boris that serves as a Secret Boss for Boris and the Dark Survival.


  • Arc Number: For him, it's 414.
  • Ascended Fan Nickname: The name "Borkis" seems to be a reference to the game's fanbase, where they use the term "bork" for Boris.
  • Battle Theme Music: Shadows Follow.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Boss: Absolutely nothing in the game even hints at his existence and there's zero explanation as to where he came from or who he is.
  • Body Horror: Averted. Unlike most ink creatures, his body and face are completely intact.
  • Evil Counterpart: Borkis is this to Buddy Boris. He's identical to him in every way, except for his Glowing Eyes, and instead of peacefully roaming the halls in search of supplies, he will hunt Buddy Boris down and kill him if you let him catch up.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: You know there is something wrong with this wolf considering he has eyes that beam like a flashlight!
  • Half-Dressed Cartoon Animal: Just like normal Boris, he too wears overalls, gloves, and shoes.
  • Informed Attribute: When Matt Goles eventually introduces "Borkis" who turns out to be exactly Buddy Boris with his head rotated upside down, described as the "chillest dude and was afraid of nothing". While the afraid of nothing part is accurate, where exactly does the "chillest dude" come in?
  • Lethal Joke Character: A normal Boris trying to hunt you down? Hilarious. A normal Boris with glowing eyes that can kill you instantly? Horrifying.
  • Refitted for Sequel: Borkis originates from a tweet by Matt Goles, the game programmer of Kindly Beast/Joey Drew Studios Inc. In his tweet, he jokingly claims that he wanted to add a new character to Bendy and the Ink Machine: Chapter 3's update for Chapter 4's release but theMeatly declined this idea because he thought it was too "radical".
  • Savage Wolf: He isn't your typical vicious forest predator, but he is still quite dangerous regardless of which.
  • Secret Boss: Of Boris and the Dark Survival.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: Although, many of the characters in the ink world have eyes that are often some shade of yellow, Borkis gets a special mention because of how they unnaturally glow with no logical explination.
  • Unexpected Character: Be honest, how many people were expecting one of the bosses to be an eviler version of Boris?

    Porter 
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Voiced by: Erik Braa
A friendly Lost One.
  • Bequeathed Power: He gives Audrey a special dash move called "Flow" that lets her cross gaps, reach ledges, and jump through small spaces.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Wears a pair of goggles on his head, but doesn't seem to use them.
  • Punny Name: He grants the ability to teleport, and his name is Porter. Tele-Porter.
  • The Klutz: According to his profile on Twitter, he's 'accident-prone'.

    Heidi 

Voiced by: Lani Minella
A friendly, albeit quirky, Lost One.

    Betty 
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Voiced by: Ally Murphy
Wilson's housekeeper, a toon who wears a doll-like mask.
  • Creepy Doll: At first glance, appears to have a doll's head, with rather disturbing blank black eyes. It's actually just a mask, although that may or may not make her any less creepy.
  • Conditioned to Accept Horror: Reacts to everything with a polite, chipper voice, as if being torn apart by monsters is just another everyday inconvience.
  • Ms. Exposition: Appears in the trailer to explain that most ink creatures are either mute or completely insane.
  • Shout-Out: Her mask strongly resembles the faces of the puppet characters from Showdown Bandit.

    The Keepers 
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The subject will remain still.
Voiced by: Lani Minella, Jason C. Miller
Mechanical minions created by Wilson to carry out his bidding.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: They tortured the little Ink Bendy to control him and seal away his power.
  • It Can Think: While all the ink creatures are at least moderately intelligent, the Searchers are also capable of intelligent speech and thinking on their own independently to figure out Wilson's orders (as well as directing their own experiments on the Ink Demon), as well as setting traps for Audrey, while not having a human soul.
  • Machine Monotone: Speak in a halting, feminine voice about their current objectives.
  • Police Brutality: Can be spotted tormenting Lost Ones seemingly for the hell of it.
  • Wardens Are Evil: Serve as the wardens for the Pit, keeping Cyclebreakers from escaping, and maintaining law and order in the Studio. Won't stop them from ripping apart anyone other than Wilson, though.

    Big Steve 
An enormous glutton of an Ink Creature. Mostly docile, unless deprived of food or otherwise provoked.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He won't strike first, but hitting him one too many times with your wrench will get him to retaliate with an inescapable cutscene kill.
  • Fetch Quest: He's sitting in front of a vault room, and he'll only move out of the way if given his favorite food from the kitchen area you can find in the chapter.
  • Gentle Giant: Alleged to be one by the note of a Lost One. Though he apparently gets angry if he runs out of things to eat, he won't attack you just for being nearby.

    The Ink Pirate (spoilers) 
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A monstrosity created by the fusion of Wilson Arch and Shipahoy Dudley.
  • Animal Motifs: Crabs. Shipahoy Dudley has a little crab companion, and his lower body strongly resembles that of a crab.
  • Final Boss: The Ink Pirate is the last normal fight in the game, with the following sequence being an Unexpected Gameplay Change straight to the finish line.
  • Shout-Out: His Boss Theme is an ominous rendition of the Popeye cartoon theme.
  • The Worf Effect: A challenging battle for Audrey, but once the Ink Demon arrives, it's quickly illustrated that Wilson never stood a chance.

    The Ink Machine 
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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.

Nightmare Monsters

    Chester 
  • Chest Monster: He is a monstrous treasure chest with eyes, fangs, and lots of tentacles.

    Gaskette 

    Canoodle 
  • Animate Inanimate Object: As the name implies, he is a living can.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: Canoodle throws silverware like javelins, which makes the eating ends hit the earth first and stick in the ground. Even the spoons end like this, although they're nowhere near as pointy as knives and forks.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Canoodle hunts Bendy down using giant silverware though considering how he's a giant sentient soup can, it's probably not too improbable.

    Dewey 
  • Animate Inanimate Object: He is a living inkwell.
  • The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: In the death animation for Dewey, he's impaled by his own fountain pen nib-first.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: While Bendy is a troublemaker, and bosses do have their reasons to kill Bendy, Dewey wants to brutally kill Bendy over knocking over books in the library. Compared to other bosses' reasons, his reason feels a bit like overreacting.
  • The Mafia: Dewey seems to have this theme with his suit cuffs, dress shoes, and ink-pen-tommy-gun hybrid weapon.
  • Scary Librarian: In his promotional art has been stated to be a librarian. His method of punishing those who misbehave in library involves death. And Bendy misbehaved.


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

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