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Eden is a character in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, unlocked by completing WombWomb for the first time. Eden is unique in that they are only playable when the player has at least one Eden Token. Eden Tokens are awarded every time Boss Mom's Heart ingameMom's Heart, Boss It Lives ingameIt Lives, (except in Rebirth) Boss Ultra Greed ingameUltra Greed or (in Repentance) Boss The Beast ingameThe Beast is defeated. Each time a game is started as Eden, one token is consumed and a new Eden is randomly generated based on the seed, with one of the multiple hairstyles, random base stats, a random trinket, and a randomly chosen starting active item and passive item.

Eden's stats are centered around Character Isaac iconIsaac's, meaning that they are on average identical to Isaac's but may vary significantly from run to run. The stats on this page are all ranges with Isaac's stats at the center, plus or minus a certain amount up to the values listed.

For details regarding the exact generation of an Eden Run, check Eden Generation.

Notes[ | ]

  • (in Rebirth and Afterbirth)Holding R to reset doesn't work with Eden, and every time you start a new run, you use up one Eden token.
    • After starting a run and transforming into another character (using items like Collectible Ankh iconAnkh or (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Clicker iconClicker), holding R to reset will work and start a new run as Eden, even if you don't have tokens.
    • (in Afterbirth † and Repentance) Holding R to reset will consume an Eden Token and start a new run.
  • (except in Repentance) Eden can start with most items, including Collectible The Negative iconThe Negative or Collectible The Polaroid iconThe Polaroid if already unlocked.
  • Stats are assigned before items. For example, starting with Collectible Bucket of Lard iconBucket of Lard will make Eden spawn with however many hearts they started with, plus an additional two Red Heart containers ((except in Repentance) one half of which will be filled, the rest left empty).
  • Some of the items Eden can start with will instantly unlock certain characters (e.g. Starting with Collectible A Dollar iconA Dollar while Character Cain iconCain has yet to be unlocked, (except in Rebirth) or starting with Collectible PJs iconPJs before unlocking Character Lazarus iconLazarus).
  • Eden Tokens are not awarded for killing Mom's Heart or It Lives in (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)The VoidThe Void.
  • It is possible to achieve an ending as Eden while not getting another token if the player defeats Mom and earns a Void Portal, then defeats Delirium. This will count as a victory, but no Eden Token will be earned. This can also be achieved by using Sacrifice Rooms to teleport to the Dark Room.

Item Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Collectible Birthright iconBirthright: Spawns 3 random items from random item pools. Only one can be taken.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Genesis iconGenesis: If Eden uses Genesis it will reroll the character as if it was a new run (new starting items, new hairstyle and new stats).
  • (except in Repentance)Collectible Glowing Hourglass iconGlowing Hourglass: If Eden starts with this item and immediately uses it in the starting room, the room will be reset, and all starting items and trinkets removed.
    • (in Repentance) Instead of the starting room being reset, Eden is taken to the starting room of HomeHome. If used again in this room without having entered any other rooms, the room will be reset, and all starting items and trinkets removed except Glowing Hourglass.

Unlockable Achievements[ | ]

Gallery[ | ]

(except in Repentance) Gallery[ | ]

The following hairstyles were removed and updated for Repentance.

Trivia[ | ]

  • In the book of Genesis, the Garden of Eden was the place where Adam and Eve lived before consuming the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and thus being cast out by God.
  • According to Edmund, Eden is neither male nor female. A quote from Edmund says “Eden is the fabled “mystery man” I’ve talked about in interviews before I had a fully realized idea of what they would become… see Eden isn’t a man, nor are they a woman.. they just are.“
  • Eden could represent Isaac's rebirth as a new person, which explains why their stats and items are always random.
  • Because of how Eden's stats work, Eden can start with decimal luck.
    • (except in Repentance) When actually used in most formulas, luck is rounded towards zero. This means Eden's effective starting luck is generally equivalent to 0.
    • (except in Repentance) Playing as Eden is the only way to have non-integer luck.
  • Eden's starting stats are listed as "?" on the character selection screen.
  • During development, Edmund asked fans to contribute hairstyles for Eden. [1]
  • Some of Eden's hairstyles added in the Booster Packs resemble the hairstyles of other playable characters being Character Azazel iconAzazel, Character Eve iconEve, Character Lazarus iconLazarus, Character Lilith iconLilith, Character Magdalene iconMagdalene, and Character Samson iconSamson.
    • (in Repentance) All of these hairstyles, except Azazel's, were changed in the 1.7.9b update to Repentance to reflect the updated hairstyles of each associated character.
    • One of Eden's hairstyles references the pre-release appearance of Character Keeper iconKeeper.
  • Some of Eden's other hairstyles are pop-culture references to characters such as Elsa from Frozen, Princess Leia from Star Wars, Marzipan from Homestar Runner, Lucas from Mother 3, and Frisk from Undertale.
  • Eden's locked character icon is the Locked Chest from ending 1.