Apollyon is a character added in Afterbirth †.
Apollyon starts with two heart containers
, a 6-charge item which destroys items and grants bonuses in return, and combines all voided active items into one.
Apollyon is unlocked by defeating Mega Satan for the first time.
- Knowing most item effects is very important for Apollyon, as you want to know whether or not to absorb something.
- Apollyon is the Greek name for the angel Abaddon, and is also known as "The Destroyer".
- The achievement for unlocking Apollyon states "You Unlocked The Destroyer".
- Apollyon has a slight visual similarity to the invulnerable form of Gnawed Leaf. This has lead some people to theorize that Apollyon is a statue or gargoyle.
- This is further highlighted by his appearance on the loading screen, with his eyes and mouth appearing to be simple holes in his head.
- In the original Afterbirth+ release (prior to Booster Pack #5), Apollyon was unlocked by default (except in the Switch version).
- Apollyon starting with Void is a reference to the fact that he is the angel of the bottomless pit or the abyss.
- In the New Testament Book of Revelation, an angel called Abaddon is written as the king of an army of locusts, hence the locust trinkets he unlocks.
- Despite the fact that Apollyon appears to have wings, he does not start with flight.