Rag Man

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Boss Rag Man name.png
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Base HPStage HP
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Ingame Appearance
In-game appearance

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Found In
Removed in Repentance
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Added in Repentance
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Double Trouble
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(with Little Horn)
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Dropped Items
Boss Boss
Unlock Method
Added in Afterbirth †Something wicked this way comes! Defeat ??? as 3 different characters
Added in Afterbirth

Rag Man is a boss added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth that can appear:

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Rag Man chases Isaac if there are no Rag Man's Raglings alive and can stop to perform the following attacks:

  • Throws his head towards Isaac. The head rolls for a bit, after which it turns into a Rag man's Ragling. His head then reappears on his body. While his head is rolling, his body walks around aimlessly, occasionally shooting a homing projectile in a random direction, behaving similar to a Gusher.
    • The head has 25 HP and can be shot to damage both Rag Man and the Ragling spawned from it.
    • Rag Man's Raglings leave remains on the ground after death. If the head is destroyed before transforming, it still creates a Ragling's remains.
    • Rag Man can only spawn up to 4 Raglings.
    • If there are any Rag Man's Rag Lings alive, Rag Man switches from chasing Isaac to staying beside one of his Raglings.
  • Revives all nearby Raglings from their remains and heals himself for 10 HP during the process, regardless of the number of Raglings resurrected.
  • Fires 1, 3, or 5 homing projectiles at Isaac in quick succession.

Once Rag Man is killed, his Raglings' remains disappear, and the Raglings that are still alive won't leave remains upon death.

Champion Versions Needs to be unlocked[edit | edit source]

  • Added in Afterbirth † Black: The head roll attack spawns 2 Spiders instead of a Ragling. He fires a spray of bullets, similar to Monstro, instead of a resurrection attack.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Orange: Does not fire homing bullets, and instead constantly creates and revives Raglings. The Raglings spawned by this version have the same orange tint as Rag Man.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Rag Man will often be accompanied by his own Raglings at the start of the battle, but they aren't able to leave remains upon death.
  • He can also start surrounded by 8 spiders.
  • The health bar of Rag Man will flash orange for a short time to indicate that he is healing.
  • Killing Rag Man's spawned Raglings with 15►Lusty Blood Lusty Blood doesn't boost Isaac's damage.
  • Rag Man's head can be caught using the 15►Friendly Ball Friendly Ball.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • His name comes from a Magic: The Gathering card.
  • According to a tweet by Edmund McMillen, the theme comes from an old character he made years ago, called "Ghost".
  • Rag Man is referred to as male in Edmund's design documents.
  • Edmund mentioned that it is highly likely that Rag Man can be also be found in Crawl Spaces in addition to being a normal boss. However, this is not the case, though Rag Man can be found in an I AM ERROR room and a Removed in Afterbirth † Closet.
  • Rag Man is also a term for the Devil.
  • Rag Man is very similar in appearance to a Mummy, the result of an ancient practice to preserve corpses by embalming them and wrapping them in bandages.
  • If Rag Man's head is Shrunk while rolling, a lower body can be seen.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Rag Mega is an evolved version of Rag Man.
  • Originally, the End Is Nigh's protagonist, Ash, was going to look similar to Rag Man, but with legs and one arm. However, Edmund thought the design looked bad, so he cut off his body and removed the rags.

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