Tainted Lazarus is a character added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance. He is the alternate version of Lazarus with living Tainted Lazarus having ragged hair and dirt, Dead Tainted Lazarus is the same but covered in blood and whited out eyes. Tainted Lazarus is unlocked by reaching Home and using either the Red Key or the Cracked Key to access a special room in one of the walls while playing as Lazarus.
Tainted Lazarus has two different states: Tainted Lazarus and Dead Tainted Lazarus. Tainted Lazarus starts with 3 red hearts, whereas Dead Tainted Lazarus starts with 2 soul hearts. Both characters have their own attributes, as well as their own items and trinkets. Whenever a room is cleared, Tainted Lazarus swaps between the two forms, essentially requiring the player to play each character on every other room. The flipping between forms will also effectively act as a room transition for items such as It Hurts. Tainted Lazarus starts with Flip in his consumable item slot, which can be used to swap state immediately.
If the console command "restart 38" is put into the console, it is possible to start a run as Dead Tainted Lazarus without having to clear a room, however, you will not be able to change into Tainted Lazarus, whether that is from using Flip or from clearing a room.
PC When touching the white fire in Downpour II/ Dross II as either of Tainted Lazarus' forms, and then touching the white fire in the mirrored world as his other form, only the character used to pass through the mirror is able to return to their original form. The other character can freely pass to the mirrored world and back and remains as The Lost for the rest of the run.
PC Exiting the run as Dead Lazarus, or crashing when the floor was started as Dead Lazarus, will reroll Tainted Lazarus as Isaac when the run is continued. Dead Lazarus will flip back to Isaac normally, but Isaac will not flip to Dead Lazarus upon room completion (but can flip back by using Flip). From this point onwards, all completion marks will be attributed to Isaac. In order to mitigate the problem, flipping back to Tainted Lazarus as soon as possible when the floor starts and then exiting the run as Tainted Lazarus can be used to force the game to have a save in a good state to which it can roll you back in case of a crash. Otherwise, avoid exiting the run while in Dead Lazarus form.
PC Exiting the run during the second or third wave of a Challenge Room will forcibly flip Lazarus when the run is continued. Note that if you were in Dead Lazarus form before exiting, you will be subjected to the bug above, and immediately flip to Isaac.
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