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Characters

Disambig.png This article is about the main player character. For the additional multiplayer characters, see Babies. For non-player characters, see NPCs.

There are 34 playable characters in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, with 11 available in the base game and 23 available in the DLCs. Five of these characters ( Character Isaac icon.png Isaac, Character Magdalene icon.png Magdalene, Character Cain icon.png Cain, Character Judas icon.png Judas, and Character ??? (Character) icon.png ???) came with the original The Binding of Isaac, while two additional characters ( Character Eve icon.png Eve and Character Samson icon.png Samson) were added later. Eve was added in The Binding of Isaac's Halloween Update, while Samson was added in the Wrath of the Lamb expansion. Rebirth contains four new characters ( Character Azazel icon.png Azazel, Character Lazarus icon.png Lazarus, Character Eden icon.png Eden, and Character The Lost icon.png The Lost). In the Afterbirth expansion, one new character ( Character Lilith icon.png Lilith) was added, plus one more character via an update ( Character Keeper icon.png Keeper). In the Afterbirth † expansion, one character ( Character Apollyon icon.png Apollyon) was added, plus one more secret character ( Character The Forgotten icon.png The Forgotten) added via a Booster Pack. In the Repentance expansion, two characters ( Character Bethany icon.png Bethany and Character Jacob and Esau icon.png Jacob and Esau) were added. Each character starts with different stats and abilities that give them their own unique playstyle.

Repentance also added an alternate 'tainted' version of all 17 characters, unlockable in the expansion's final endgame area. Each tainted character maintains the same general theme as the original incarnation, but twisted or taken to an extreme. Many have unique, game-changing mechanics, but often come with a corresponding drawback. Tainted characters have their own set of completion marks and corresponding unlocks, albeit fewer than the original characters — a single unlock for both of the timed challenges (Boss Rush and Hush), one for all of the main path bosses (Isaac, ???, Satan, and The Lamb), and one for each endgame boss, excluding 'normal' Ultra Greed.

Each character's progress can be gauged by checking their completion marks.

Rebirth Afterbirth Afterbirth † Repentance
Character Character Isaac appearance.png
Character Isaac icon.png Isaac
Character Magdalene appearance.png
Character Magdalene icon.png Magdalene
Character Cain appearance.png
Character Cain icon.png Cain
Character Judas appearance.png
Character Judas icon.png Judas
Character ??? appearance.png
Character ??? (Character) icon.png ???
Character Eve appearance.png
Character Eve icon.png Eve
Character Samson appearance.png
Character Samson icon.png Samson
Character Azazel appearance.png
Character Azazel icon.png Azazel
Character Lazarus appearance.png
Character Lazarus icon.png Lazarus
Character Eden appearance.png
Character Eden icon.png Eden
Character The Lost appearance.png
Character The Lost icon.png The Lost
Character Lilith appearance.png
Character Lilith icon.png Lilith
Character Keeper appearance.png
Character Keeper icon.png Keeper
Character Apollyon appearance.png
Character Apollyon icon.png Apollyon
Character The Forgotten appearance.png
Character The Forgotten icon.png The Forgotten
Character Bethany appearance.png
Character Bethany icon.png Bethany
Character Jacob and Esau appearance.png
Character Jacob and Esau icon.png Jacob and Esau
Judas Character Dark Judas icon.png Dark Judas Lazarus Character Lazarus Risen icon.png Lazarus Risen The Forgotten Character The Soul (Character) icon.png The Soul Character Jacob icon.png Jacob Character Esau icon.png Esau
Health Stat Icon.png Health HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png Eden Hearts Animated.gif No health HUD heart red full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart coin full.png HUD heart coin full.png Unlockable.png Dlc r indicator.png HUD heart coin full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart bone full.png HUD heart bone full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart soul full.png
Damage Stat Icon.png Damage 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.20) 3.5 (*1.35) 3.5 (*2.00) 3.5 (*1.05) 3.5 (*0.75)
(*1.00 at HUD heart red full.png )
3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.50) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.20) 3.5 ± 1.0 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.20) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.50) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.00) 2.75 (*1.00) 3.75 (*1.00)
Tears Stat Icon.png Tears +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 +0 -0.05 +0.5, x1/3 +0 +0 ±0.75 +0 +0 -2 +0 +0, x1/2 +0 +0 +3 +2.5
Shot Speed Stat Icon.png Shot Speed 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.31 1 1 1 1 ± 0.25 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.15 0.85
Range Stat Icon.png Range 6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
4.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 17.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
5.0
Dlc nr indicator.png 18.75
4.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 17.75
4.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 17.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5 ± 1.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75 ± 5.00
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5
Dlc nr indicator.png 23.75
6.5 5 8
Speed Stat Icon.png Speed 1.0 0.85 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.23 1.1 1.25 1.0 1.25 1.0 ± 0.15 1.0 1.0 0.85 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.0
Luck Stat Icon.png Luck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 ± 1 0 0 -2 0 0 0 +1 -1
Starting Item Icon.png Starting Pickup(s) x1 bombs Dlc r indicator.png Unlockable.png x1 Full Health pill
Dlc a†nr indicator.png Unlockable.png x1 Speed Up pill
x1 key,
Dlc a indicator.png Unlockable.png Trinket Paper Clip icon.png Paper Clip
x3 coins None None None Dlc a† indicator.png Unlockable.png Trinket Child's Heart icon.png Child's Heart Pickup 0 - The Fool icon.png 0 - The Fool x1 pills None x0-2 bombs
x0-1 keys
x0-5 coins
x0-1 trinket, pill, or card
x1 coins None x1 bombs
Unlockable.png x1 coins
Unlockable.png Dlc a indicator.png Trinket Store Key icon.png Store Keys
None None x4 soul charges None None
Starting Item Icon.png Starting Item(s) Unlockable.png Collectible The D6 icon.png The D6 Collectible Yum Heart icon.png Yum Heart Collectible Lucky Foot icon.png Lucky Foot Collectible The Book of Belial icon.png The Book of Belial None Collectible The Poop icon.png The Poop Collectible Whore of Babylon icon.png Whore of Babylon

Collectible Dead Bird icon.png Dead Bird

Dlc a indicator.png Unlockable.png Collectible Razor Blade icon.png Razor Blade
Collectible Bloody Lust icon.png Bloody Lust Short range Collectible Brimstone icon.png Brimstone

Flight
Dlc na† indicator.png None

Dlc a† indicator.png Unlockable.png Collectible Anemic icon.png Anemic
Collectible Anemic icon.png Anemic

Dlc a† indicator.png Unlockable.png A permanent version of Collectible Anemic icon.png Anemic
Random active item

Random passive item
Flight

Dlc a indicator.png Spectral tears

Dlc anr indicator.png Unlockable.png Collectible D4 icon.png D4

Dlc r indicator.png Unlockable.png Collectible Eternal D6 icon.png Eternal D6

Dlc a indicator.png Unlockable.png Collectible Holy Mantle icon.png Holy Mantle
Blindfolded.png Blindfolded

Dlc a indicator.png Collectible Incubus icon.png Incubus

Dlc a indicator.png Collectible Cambion Conception icon.png Cambion Conception

Dlc a indicator.png Collectible Box of Friends icon.png Box of Friends
Triple shot

Unlockable.png Dlc a indicator.png Collectible Wooden Nickel icon.png Wooden Nickel
Dlc a† indicator.png Collectible Void icon.png Void Bone club Flight

Spectral tears
Dlc r indicator.png Collectible Book of Virtues icon.png Book of Virtues None None
Achievements
Boss Rush Achievement Isaac's Head icon.png Achievement Maggy's Bow icon.png Achievement Cain's Other Eye icon.png Achievement Judas' Shadow icon.png Achievement Blue Baby's Only Friend icon.png Achievement Eve's Mascara icon.png Achievement Samson's Chains icon.png Achievement The Nail icon.png Achievement Missing No. icon.png Achievement Undefined icon.png Achievement The D100 icon.png Achievement Immaculate Conception icon.png Achievement Sticky Nickels icon.png Achievement Locust of Conquest icon.png Achievement Divorce Papers icon.png Achievement Beth's Faith icon.png Achievement Rock Bottom icon.png
HardIndicator.png Mom's Heart Achievement Lost Baby icon.png Achievement Cute Baby icon.png Achievement Glass Baby icon.png Achievement Shadow Baby icon.png Achievement Dead Baby icon.png Achievement Crow Baby icon.png Achievement Fighting Baby icon.png Achievement Begotten Baby icon.png Achievement Wrapped Baby icon.png Achievement Glitch Baby icon.png Achievement -0- Baby icon.png Achievement Goat Head Baby icon.png Achievement Super Greed Baby icon.png Achievement Smelter icon.png Achievement Marrow icon.png Achievement Wisp Baby icon.png Achievement Double Baby icon.png
Satan Achievement Mom's Knife icon.png Achievement Guardian Angel icon.png Achievement A Bag of Bombs icon.png Achievement Judas' Tongue icon.png Achievement Forget Me Now icon.png Achievement The Razor icon.png Achievement Blood Rights icon.png Achievement Daemon's Tail icon.png Achievement Broken Ankh icon.png Achievement Book of Secrets icon.png Achievement The Mind icon.png Achievement Serpent's Kiss icon.png Achievement Keeper holds Store Key icon.png Achievement Locust of Pestilence icon.png Achievement Pointy Rib icon.png Achievement Urn of Souls icon.png Achievement Red Stew icon.png
Isaac Achievement Isaac's Tears icon.png Achievement A Cross icon.png Achievement A Bag of Pennies icon.png Achievement Guillotine icon.png Achievement The D6 icon.png Achievement Eve's Bird Foot icon.png Achievement Bloody Lust icon.png Achievement Satanic Bible icon.png Achievement Lazarus' Rags icon.png Achievement Blank Card icon.png Achievement Isaac's Heart icon.png Achievement Rune Bag icon.png Achievement Keeper holds Wooden Nickel icon.png Achievement Locust of Wrath icon.png Achievement Slipped Rib icon.png Achievement Book of Virtues icon.png Achievement The Stairway icon.png
The Lamb Achievement Missing Poster icon.png Achievement Maggy's Faith icon.png Achievement Abel icon.png Achievement Curved Horn icon.png Achievement Blue Baby's Soul icon.png Achievement Black Lipstick icon.png Achievement Samson's Lock icon.png Achievement Demon Baby icon.png Achievement Pandora's Box icon.png Achievement Mystery Sack icon.png Achievement The Soul icon.png Achievement Succubus icon.png Achievement Karma icon.png Achievement Locust of Death icon.png Achievement Brittle Bones icon.png Achievement Alabaster Box icon.png Achievement Damocles icon.png
??? Achievement The D20 icon.png Achievement Celtic Cross icon.png Achievement Cain's Eye icon.png Achievement The Left Hand icon.png Achievement Fate icon.png Achievement Sacrificial Dagger icon.png Achievement Blood Penny icon.png Achievement Abaddon icon.png Achievement Store Credit icon.png Achievement Mysterious Paper icon.png Achievement The Body icon.png Achievement Cambion Conception icon.png Achievement Deep Pockets icon.png Achievement Locust of Famine icon.png Achievement Jaw Bone icon.png Achievement Blessed Penny icon.png Achievement Birthright icon.png
Both Greed Modes Indicator.png Ultra Greed Dlc a indicator.png Achievement Lil' Chest icon.png Achievement Censer icon.png Achievement Evil Eye icon.png Achievement My Shadow icon.png Achievement Cracked Dice icon.png Achievement Black Feather icon.png Achievement Lusty Blood icon.png Achievement Lilith icon.png Achievement Key Bum icon.png Achievement GB Bug icon.png Achievement Zodiac icon.png Achievement Box of Friends icon.png Achievement Rib of Greed icon.png Achievement Brown Nugget icon.png Achievement Finger Bone icon.png Achievement Soul Locket icon.png Achievement Inner Child icon.png
Greedier Mode Indicator.png Ultra Greedier Dlc a† indicator.png Achievement D1 icon.png Achievement Glyph of Balance icon.png Achievement Sack of Sacks icon.png Achievement Eye of Belial icon.png Achievement Meconium icon.png Achievement Crow Heart icon.png Achievement Stem Cell icon.png Achievement Bat Wing icon.png Achievement Plan C icon.png Achievement Metronome icon.png Achievement Dad's Lost Coin icon.png Achievement Duality icon.png Achievement Eye of Greed icon.png Achievement Black Rune icon.png Achievement Dad's Ring icon.png Achievement Vade Retro icon.png Achievement Genesis icon.png
Hush Dlc a indicator.png Achievement Fart Baby icon.png Achievement Purity icon.png Achievement D12 icon.png Achievement Betrayal icon.png Achievement Fate's Reward icon.png Achievement Athame icon.png Achievement Blind Rage icon.png Achievement Maw of the Void icon.png Achievement Empty Vessel icon.png Achievement Eden's Blessing icon.png Achievement Sworn Protector icon.png Achievement Incubus icon.png Achievement Keeper now holds... A Penny! icon.png Achievement Hushy icon.png Achievement Hallowed Ground icon.png Achievement Divine Intervention icon.png Achievement Vanishing Twin icon.png
Delirium Dlc a† indicator.png Achievement D Infinity icon.png Achievement Eucharist icon.png Achievement Silver Dollar icon.png Achievement Shade icon.png Achievement King Baby icon.png Achievement Dull Razor icon.png Achievement Bloody Crown icon.png Achievement Dark Prince's Crown icon.png Achievement Compound Fracture icon.png Achievement Eden's Soul icon.png Achievement Holy Card icon.png Achievement Euthanasia icon.png Achievement Crooked Penny icon.png Achievement Void icon.png Achievement Book of the Dead icon.png Achievement Star of Bethlehem icon.png Achievement Suplex! icon.png
Mother Dlc r indicator.png Achievement Meat Cleaver icon.png Achievement Yuck Heart icon.png Achievement Guppy's Eye icon.png Achievement Akeldama icon.png Achievement Eternal D6 icon.png Achievement Bird Cage icon.png Achievement Bloody Gust icon.png Achievement Devil's Crown icon.png Achievement Tinytoma icon.png Achievement 'M icon.png Achievement Lost Soul icon.png Achievement Blood Puppy icon.png Achievement Keeper's Sack icon.png Achievement Lil Portal icon.png Achievement Bone Spurs icon.png Achievement Revelation icon.png Achievement Magic Skin icon.png
The Beast Dlc r indicator.png Achievement Options? icon.png Achievement Candy Heart icon.png Achievement A Pound of Flesh icon.png Achievement Redemption icon.png Achievement Montezuma's Revenge icon.png Achievement Cracked Orb icon.png Achievement Empty Heart icon.png Achievement Lil Abaddon icon.png Achievement Astral Projection icon.png Achievement Everything Jar icon.png Achievement Hungry Soul icon.png Achievement C Section icon.png Achievement Keeper's Box icon.png Achievement Worm Friend icon.png Achievement Spirit Shackles icon.png Achievement Jar of Wisps icon.png Achievement Friend Finder icon.png
Mega Satan Dlc a indicator.png Achievement Cry Baby icon.png Achievement Red Baby icon.png Achievement Green Baby icon.png Achievement Brown Baby icon.png Achievement Blue Baby icon.png Achievement Lil' Baby icon.png Achievement Rage Baby icon.png Achievement Black Baby icon.png Achievement Long Baby icon.png Achievement Yellow Baby icon.png Achievement White Baby icon.png Achievement Big Baby icon.png Achievement Noose Baby icon.png Achievement Mort Baby icon.png Achievement Bound Baby icon.png Achievement Glowing Baby icon.png Achievement Illusion Baby icon.png
HardIndicator.png All Marks completed Dlc a indicator.png Achievement Buddy Baby icon.png Achievement Colorful Baby icon.png Achievement Picky Baby icon.png Achievement Belial Baby icon.png Achievement Hive Baby icon.png Achievement Whore Baby icon.png Achievement Revenge Baby icon.png Achievement Sucky Baby icon.png Achievement Dripping Baby icon.png Achievement Cracked Baby icon.png Achievement Godhead icon.png Achievement Dark Baby icon.png Achievement Sale Baby icon.png Achievement Apollyon Baby icon.png Achievement Bone Baby icon.png Achievement Hope Baby icon.png Achievement Solomon's Baby icon.png

Repentance
Character Character Tainted Isaac appearance.png
Character Tainted Isaac icon.png Tainted Isaac
Character Tainted Magdalene appearance.png
Character Tainted Magdalene icon.png Tainted Magdalene
Tainted Cain App.png
Character Tainted Cain icon.png Tainted Cain
Tainted Judas App.png
Character Tainted Judas icon.png Tainted Judas
Tainted Blue Baby App.png
Character Tainted ??? icon.png Tainted ???
Tainted Eve App.png
Character Tainted Eve icon.png Tainted Eve
Tainted Samson App.png
Character Tainted Samson icon.png Tainted Samson
Tainted Azazel App.png
Character Tainted Azazel icon.png Tainted Azazel
Tainted Lazarus App.png
Character Tainted Lazarus icon.png Tainted Lazarus
Character Tainted Eden appearance.png
Character Tainted Eden icon.png Tainted Eden
Tainted Lost App.png
Character Tainted Lost icon.png Tainted Lost
Tainted Lilith App.png
Character Tainted Lilith icon.png Tainted Lilith
Tainted Keeper App.png
Character Tainted Keeper icon.png Tainted Keeper
Tainted Apollyon App.png
Character Tainted Apollyon icon.png Tainted Apollyon
Character Tainted Forgotten appearance.png
Character Tainted Forgotten icon.png Tainted Forgotten
Tainted Bethany App.png
Character Tainted Bethany icon.png Tainted Bethany
Tainted Jacob App.png
Character Tainted Jacob icon.png Tainted Jacob
Tainted Lazarus Character Dead Tainted Lazarus icon.png Dead Tainted Lazarus Tainted Forgotten Character Tainted Soul icon.png Tainted Soul
Health Stat Icon.png Health HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red empty.png HUD heart red empty.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart soul full.png Eden Hearts Animated.gif No Health HUD heart red full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart black full.png HUD heart coin full.png HUD heart coin full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png None HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart soul full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png HUD heart red full.png
Damage Stat Icon.png Damage 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*0.75) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.20) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.50) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.50) 3.5 ± 1.0 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.30) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.50) 3.5 (*1.00) 3.5 (*1.00)
Tears Stat Icon.png Tears +0 +0 +0 +0 +2.04 +1.20 +2.50 +0.91 +0 +2.50 1 ± 0.25 +0 +0 +0.99 +1.82 +1.36 +0 +3.00
Shot Speed Stat Icon.png Shot Speed 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ± 0.25 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Range Stat Icon.png Range 6.5 6.5 6.5 4.5 6.5 6.5 5 6.5 4.5 6.5 6.5 ± 1.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
Speed Stat Icon.png Speed 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.23 0.9 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.90 1.0 ± 0.15 1.0 0.85 1.0 1.0 1.09 1.0 1.0
Luck Stat Icon.png Luck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2.00 0 ± 1 0 0 -2.00 0 0 0 0
Starting Item Icon.png Starting Pickup(s) 1 bomb None 1 key 3 coins 3 Poop bombs None None Pickup 0 - The Fool icon.png 0 - The Fool None None 0-2 bombs
0-1 key
0-5 coins
0-1 trinket, pill, or card
1 coin
Pickup Holy Card icon.png Holy Card
None 1 bomb None None None 6 blood charges None
Starting Item Icon.png Starting Item(s) None Collectible Yum Heart icon.png Yum Heart Collectible Bag of Crafting icon.png Bag of Crafting Collectible Dark Arts icon.png Dark Arts Collectible Hold icon.png Hold Collectible Sumptorium icon.png Sumptorium None None Collectible Flip icon.png Flip Collectible Flip 2 icon.png Flip Random active item
Random passive item
Flight
Spectral tears
Demonic baby attack None Collectible Abyss icon.png Abyss Bone club Flight Collectible Lemegeton icon.png Lemegeton Collectible Anima Sola icon.png Anima Sola
Achievements
Hush and Boss Rush Achievement Soul of Isaac icon.png Achievement Soul of Magdalene icon.png Achievement Soul of Cain icon.png Achievement Soul of Judas icon.png Achievement Soul of ??? icon.png Achievement Soul of Eve icon.png Achievement Soul of Samson icon.png Achievement Soul of Azazel icon.png Achievement Soul of Lazarus icon.png Achievement Soul of Eden icon.png Achievement Soul of the Lost icon.png Achievement Soul of Lilith icon.png Achievement Soul of the Keeper icon.png Achievement Soul of Apollyon icon.png Achievement Soul of the Forgotten icon.png Achievement Soul of Bethany icon.png Achievement Soul of Jacob and Esau icon.png
Isaac, ???, Satan, and The Lamb Achievement Mom's Lock icon.png Achievement Holy Crown icon.png Achievement Gilded Key icon.png Achievement Your Soul icon.png Achievement Dingle Berry icon.png Achievement Strange Key icon.png Achievement Temporary Tattoo icon.png Achievement Wicked Crown icon.png Achievement Torn Pocket icon.png Achievement Nuh Uh! icon.png Achievement Kid's Drawing icon.png Achievement The Twins icon.png Achievement Keeper's Bargain icon.png Achievement Cricket Leg icon.png Achievement Polished Bone icon.png Achievement Expansion Pack icon.png Achievement RC Remote icon.png
Greedier Mode Indicator.png Ultra Greedier Achievement The Stars icon.png Achievement The Lovers icon.png Achievement Wheel of Fortune icon.png Achievement The Magician icon.png Achievement The Emperor icon.png Achievement The Empress icon.png Achievement Strength icon.png Achievement The Devil icon.png Achievement Judgement icon.png Achievement The World icon.png Achievement The Fool icon.png Achievement The High Priestess icon.png Achievement The Hanged Man icon.png Achievement The Tower icon.png Achievement Death icon.png Achievement The Hierophant icon.png Achievement The Sun and the Moon icon.png
Delirium Achievement Spindown Dice icon.png Achievement Hypercoagulation icon.png Achievement Bag of Crafting icon.png Achievement Dark Arts icon.png Achievement IBS icon.png Achievement Sumptorium icon.png Achievement Berserk! icon.png Achievement Hemoptysis icon.png Achievement Flip icon.png Achievement Corrupted Data icon.png Achievement Ghost Bombs icon.png Achievement Gello icon.png Achievement Keeper's Kin icon.png Achievement Abyss icon.png Achievement Decap Attack icon.png Achievement Lemegeton icon.png Achievement Anima Sola icon.png
Mother Achievement Dice Bag icon.png Achievement Mother's Kiss icon.png Achievement Lucky Sack icon.png Achievement Number Magnet icon.png Achievement Ring Cap icon.png Achievement Lil Clot icon.png Achievement Swallowed M80 icon.png Achievement Azazel's Stump icon.png Achievement Torn Card icon.png Achievement Modeling Clay icon.png Achievement Crystal Key icon.png Achievement Adoption Papers icon.png Achievement Cursed Penny icon.png Achievement Apollyon's Best Friend icon.png Achievement Hollow Heart icon.png Achievement Beth's Essence icon.png Achievement Found Soul icon.png
The Beast Achievement Glitched Crown icon.png Achievement Belly Jelly icon.png Achievement Blue Key icon.png Achievement Sanguine Bond icon.png Achievement The Swarm icon.png Achievement Heartbreak icon.png Achievement Larynx icon.png Achievement Azazel's Rage icon.png Achievement Salvation icon.png Achievement TMTRAINER icon.png Achievement Sacred Orb icon.png Achievement Twisted Pair icon.png Achievement Strawman icon.png Achievement Echo Chamber icon.png Achievement Isaac's Tomb icon.png Achievement Vengeful Spirit icon.png Achievement Esau Jr. icon.png
Mega Satan Achievement Mega Chest icon.png Achievement Queen of Hearts icon.png Achievement Gold Pill icon.png Achievement Black Sack icon.png Achievement Charming Poop icon.png Achievement Horse Pill icon.png Achievement Crane Game icon.png Achievement Hell Game icon.png Achievement Wooden Chest icon.png Achievement Wild Card icon.png Achievement Haunted Chest icon.png Achievement Fool's Gold icon.png Achievement Golden Penny icon.png Achievement Rotten Beggar icon.png Achievement Golden Battery icon.png Achievement Confessional icon.png Achievement Golden Trinket icon.png

Each character is unlocked by accomplishing a certain task in the game. The unlock requirements are as follows:

Character Unlock requirement
Character Isaac icon.png Isaac None; unlocked by default
Character Magdalene icon.png Magdalene Achievement Magdalene icon.png Have 7 or more Red Heart Containers at one time
Character Cain icon.png Cain Achievement Cain icon.png Hold 55 Coins at one time
Character Judas icon.png Judas Achievement Judas icon.png Defeat Satan
Character ??? (Character) icon.png ??? Achievement Blue Baby Character icon.png Defeat Mom's Heart 10 times
Character Eve icon.png Eve Achievement Eve icon.png Don't pick up any Hearts for 2 floors in a row
Character Samson icon.png Samson Achievement Samson icon.png Complete 2 floors in a row without taking damage
Character Azazel icon.png Azazel Achievement Azazel icon.png Make 3 Deals with the Devil in one run
Character Lazarus icon.png Lazarus Achievement Lazarus icon.png Have 4 or more Soul Hearts at one time
Character Eden icon.png Eden Achievement Eden icon.png Complete Chapter 4
Character The Lost icon.png The Lost Achievement The Lost icon.png Dlc na indicator.png It's complicated
Dlc a indicator.png Die in a Sacrifice Room Icon.png Sacrifice Room while holding Trinket Missing Poster icon.png Missing Poster
Dlc a indicator.png Character Lilith icon.png Lilith Dlc a indicator.png Achievement Lilith icon.png Defeat Ultra Greed as Character Azazel icon.png Azazel
Dlc a indicator.png Character Keeper icon.png Keeper Dlc a indicator.png Achievement Keeper icon.png Donate 1000 Coins to the Greed Donation Machine.png Greed Donation Machine
Dlc a† indicator.png Character Apollyon icon.png Apollyon Dlc a† indicator.png Achievement Apollyon icon.png Defeat Mega Satan
Dlc a† indicator.png Character The Forgotten icon.png The Forgotten Dlc a† indicator.png Achievement The Forgotten icon.png It's complicated
Dlc r indicator.png Character Bethany icon.png Bethany Dlc r indicator.png Achievement Bethany icon.png Defeat Mom's Heart/It Lives! on hard mode as Character Lazarus icon.png Lazarus, without dying at all
Dlc r indicator.png Character Jacob and Esau icon.png Jacob and Esau Dlc r indicator.png Achievement Jacob and Esau icon.png Defeat Mother
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Isaac icon.png Tainted Isaac Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Broken icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Isaac icon.png Isaac
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Magdalene icon.png Tainted Magdalene Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Dauntless icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Magdalene icon.png Magdalene
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Cain icon.png Tainted Cain Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Hoarder icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Cain icon.png Cain
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Judas icon.png Tainted Judas Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Deceiver icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Judas icon.png Judas
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted ??? icon.png Tainted ??? Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Soiled icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character ??? (Character) icon.png ???
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Eve icon.png Tainted Eve Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Curdled icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Eve icon.png Eve
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Samson icon.png Tainted Samson Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Savage icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Samson icon.png Samson
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Azazel icon.png Tainted Azazel Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Benighted icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Azazel icon.png Azazel
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Lazarus icon.png Tainted Lazarus Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Enigma icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Lazarus icon.png Lazarus
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Eden icon.png Tainted Eden Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Capricious icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Eden icon.png Eden
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Lost icon.png Tainted Lost Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Baleful icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character The Lost icon.png The Lost
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Lilith icon.png Tainted Lilith Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Harlot icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Lilith icon.png Lilith
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Keeper icon.png Tainted Keeper Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Miser icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Keeper icon.png Keeper
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Apollyon icon.png Tainted Apollyon Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Empty icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Apollyon icon.png Apollyon
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Forgotten icon.png Tainted Forgotten Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Fettered icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character The Forgotten icon.png The Forgotten
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Bethany icon.png Tainted Bethany Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Zealot icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Bethany icon.png Bethany
Dlc r indicator.png Character Tainted Jacob icon.png Tainted Jacob Dlc r indicator.png Achievement The Deserter icon.png Use Collectible Red Key icon.png Red Key (etc.) to open the hidden closet in Stage Home icon.png Home as Character Jacob and Esau icon.png Jacob and Esau

Trivia

  • One common theory (which was confirmed by Edmund) is that all characters are different forms of Isaac himself. This theory suggests that every character is a creation of Isaac's imagination which he assumes the personality and appearance of when playing as them. Most characters represent different issues that Isaac believes he has, while ??? is Isaac after dying by suffocation inside The Chest, Azazel is who Isaac sees himself as, and The Lost is Isaac's wandering soul (which can be seen upon dying).
    • Dlc a indicator.png Additionally, Keeper is Isaac's desiccated corpse, as evidenced by Ending 18.
    • Dlc a† indicator.png The Forgotten could be Isaac's skeleton shown in Ending 17 and Ending 20.
    • Dlc r indicator.png This theory is also confirmed by the cutscene before fighting The Beast, in which Isaac briefly turns into The Lost, The Forgotten, and ??? as he grows his angel wings.
  • Dlc r indicator.png While on the character selection screen for the tainted characters, a male voice sings instead of the normal female voice, and the song is distorted. The same is true when loading into the game after selecting a tainted character.
    • Also, when a tainted character is selected or being selected, the taskbar icon of the game changes to look like Tainted Isaac.
  • In the upcoming Requiem expansion for the Four Souls card game, the tainted characters will have their achievement names (e.g. "The Broken" instead of "Tainted Isaac") unlike in the video game. This was decided in a poll made by Edmund via twitter.
    • Before that, Edmund had posted an image of Isaac's alternate version being referred to as "Tainted Isaac".

Audio

One of the noises characters make when receiving damage.

Another sound characters make when taking damage.

Another noise characters make when getting hit.

One of the sounds characters make when dying.

Another noise characters can make upon dying.

The sound characters make upon taking a pill with the "I Found Pills!" effect.


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