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Added in Afterbirth †

Plan C is an unlockable activated item added in Afterbirth †.

Effect[]

  • Upon use, deals 9,999,999 damage to every enemy in the room, then kills Isaac 3 seconds later.

Notes[]

  • Plan C does not kill both phases of bosses like The Lamb, Hush, Ultra Greed, and Mega Satan, and is most useful when used during the last phase of these multi-phase bosses.
  • For the game's sake, a run is not truly over until Isaac's Last Will appears. This means that some bosses that might seem to finish their death animations after Isaac dies, such as Removed in RepentanceUltra Greed, will still be technically killed and will still give their completion marks, even if Isaac does not enter the Final Boss Chest.
  • Some bosses have special interactions with this item:
    • Attempting to use this item to kill Delirium will not work. Its death animation is much longer than the time between using Plan C and Isaac's Last Will appearing, meaning Isaac will die first and it will not count as a kill. Having extra lives that revive Isaac outside the room will not help, either; Delirium must be fought again.
      • However, items that revive Isaac in the same room he died in, namely 15►Lazarus' Rags Lazarus' Rags (or being Lazarus Lazarus), Added in Repentance15►Inner Child Inner Child, Added in RepentanceSoul of Lazarus Soul of Lazarus, and Tainted Lost Tainted Lost's Added in Repentance15►Birthright Birthright, will allow Isaac to bypass this and kill Delirium with this item. In the case of Lazarus' Rags, though, the completion mark will go toward Lazarus and not the character originally selected.
    • Added in Repentance Will not work if used against Ultra Greed's second phase as Character Tainted Forgotten icon.pngTainted Forgotten,Character The Lost icon.png The Lost, Character Tainted Lost icon.pngTainted Lost, or Character Tainted Jacob icon.pngTainted Jacob in his lost form, and using this item as him will kill Dark Esau, meaning it practically doesn't work at all.
    • Added in Repentance Fails against Mother regardless of phase.
    • Added in Repentance Killing Dogma with Plan C will kill Isaac while the screen is faded to black. Any extra life item, including those that revive him outside the room, will work and still take him to the Beast fight.
    • Added in Repentance The Beast and the Ultra Harbingers can all be killed simultaneously by Plan C. Isaac technically dies a few frames before the ending plays, but it is still counted as a win and thus Plan C can still be safely used, even without an extra life.
  • Invulnerable enemies and closed Hosts will not be killed by Plan C.
  • Isaac's last will shows his last damage source as the cause of death, not Plan C. If Isaac has not taken damage or lost health from any source, Isaac's face is shown.
  • Invincibility or the 15►Holy Mantle Holy Mantle shield will not save Isaac from being killed.
  • Some items that activate when Isaac reaches zero hearts, such as Added in Repentance15►Heartbreak Heartbreak and Added in Repentance15►Spirit Shackles Spirit Shackles, will not activate and save Isaac.
  • Even if Isaac enters a trapdoor immediately after using Plan C, he will still die after arriving at the next floor.
  • Plan C has an 80% decreased item pool weight, making it less likely to appear than other collectibles.

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Trivia[]

  • This is a reference to the "Morning After" pill that prevents pregnancy, commonly referred to as "Plan B". It's also a reference to a "cyanide pill" that is fatally poisonous and can be deliberately taken to commit suicide. It's likely that the item is called "Plan C" because it is too late for a "Plan B" to prevent Isaac from being born; so the "next best thing", Plan C, is for Isaac to kill himself. The letter is also coincidentally the initial for cyanide.
  • This item is found in 5 item pools, the highest count amongst all items, but its lowered weight of 20% offsets its presence.
  • Plan C's sprite is a red-tinted 15►Forget Me Now Forget Me Now.
  • In Afterbirth+, the pickup quote for the item was "Use with caution".


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