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<3 is a passive item.




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  • "<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.


PC Normal and hard modes only 29YM XDMM (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal mode only TRTN CD77 (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Repentance Hard mode only 8H8Z NJVB (Treasure Room adjacent to spawn)