Blighted Ovum

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In-game appearance
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Boss
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Double Trouble
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Boss Boss

The Blighted Ovum is one of the bosses that can appear in The Cellar, and is the posthumous version of Gemini.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

The Blighted Ovum starts off separated into two parts.

  • Suture is invincible and slowly floats towards the player, firing a horizontal Brimstone BrimstoneBrimstone Icon.pngTears are replaced by a laser beam that pierces through all enemies and obstacles in its path and deals high damage. Can only be fired after a short charge-up period. shot whenever the player is to its left or right. He can't die until Contusion does.
  • Contusion constantly chases the player and progressively gets faster, while leaving behind a trail of Red Creep. Unlike Gemini he will not stop for breath, only slow down.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Suture can be rerolled by the D10 D10D10 Icon.png1 roomsRerolls the enemies in a room. Only rerolls enemies that are still alive (does not spawn new enemies)..
  • Suture can be killed by Added in Afterbirth †Little Horn Little HornLittle Horn Icon.pngAdds a chance to fire a piercing tear that instantly kills any enemy that it touches..

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Blighted Ovum was added in the Wrath of the Lamb DLC for the original Binding of Isaac.
  • In medicine, a blighted ovum is a pregnancy in which the early pregnancy appears normal on an ultrasound scan, but later no visible embryo develops.
  • This boss has skin on its body in the boss art, but it doesn't in-game.
  • Blighted Ovum is the only boss in Chapter 1 that is a posthumous version.
    • Gemini also shows up in Chapter 1, which makes it one of only three bosses to have its posthumous version in the same chapter, the other cases being Polycephalus and Chub having The Stain and Carrion Queen, respectively, in Chapter 2.
      • However, Blighted Ovum doesn't appear in the same environment as Gemini, who appears in the The Basement while Blighted Ovum appears in the Cellar.
  • If encountered in a Double Trouble boss fight, its Brimstone BrimstoneBrimstone Icon.pngTears are replaced by a laser beam that pierces through all enemies and obstacles in its path and deals high damage. Can only be fired after a short charge-up period. laser can damage the other boss.


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Chapter 1
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Blighted OvumDingleThe Duke of FliesFamineFistulaGeminiGurglingsThe HauntLarry Jr.MonstroPinStevenWidow
Added in Afterbirth DangleLittle HornRag ManTurdlings
Chapter 2
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Carrion QueenC.H.A.D.ChubDark OneGurdyGurdy Jr.The HollowThe HuskMega FattyMega MawPeepPestilencePolycephalusThe Wretched
Added in Afterbirth The ForsakenThe FrailThe Stain
Added in Afterbirth † Big HornRag Mega
Chapter 3
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The AdversaryThe BloatThe CageThe GateGishLokiMask Of InfamyMonstro IIWarMom
Added in Afterbirth Brownie
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SatanIsaac
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???The LambMega Satan
Added in Afterbirth Greed Mode
Ultra Greed
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Added in Afterbirth † Ultra Greedier
Added in Afterbirth † The Void
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Added in Afterbirth † Delirium
Chapters 1-4 The FallenThe Headless Horseman


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