<3 is a passive item.
- Grants one Heart container.
- Fully restores Isaac's red health. Does not affect soul and black hearts.
- This item can drop from Gluttony.
- "<3" is the ASCII/Emoticon representation of a heart.
- According to Edmund McMillen's first post-Repentance Lore Stream, the visual appearance of this item is a reference to the movie 'Raising Arizona' in which the character of Glen passingly remarks about an orphan child with his heart born on the outside of his chest.
- McMillen states that this remark left a lasting impression on him when he was younger, and as such he wished to incorporate it into the game in some way.
- This scene itself is a reference to the rare birth defect 'ectopia cordis' in which the child's heart is located either partially or entirely outside of their chest.
- Picking up the item as Tainted Bethany will double the number of current blood charges she has.
PC TRTN CD77 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)
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