|This article is about the main player character. For the additional multiplayer characters, see Babies. For non-player characters, see NPCs.|
There are eleven playable characters in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth with four extra characters in the DLCs. Five of these characters (Isaac, Magdalene, Cain, Judas, and ???/Blue Baby) came with the original Binding of Isaac, while two additional characters (Eve and Samson) were added later. Eve was added in the Binding of Isaac's Halloween Update, while Samson was added in The Wrath of the Lamb expansion. Rebirth contains four new characters (Azazel, Lazarus, Eden, and The Lost). In the Afterbirth expansion for Rebirth, one new character (Lilith) was added, plus one more character via an update (Keeper). In the Afterbirth † expansion for Rebirth one character (Apollyon) was added, plus one more secret character (The Forgotten) added via a Booster Pack. Each character starts with different stats and abilities that give them their own unique play style.
Each character's progress can be gauged by checking their completion marks.
|Judas||Dark Judas||Lazarus||Lazarus Risen||The Forgotten||The Soul|
|Damage||3.5 (*1.00)||3.5 (*1.00)||3.5 (*1.20)||3.5 (*1.35)||3.5 (*2.00)||3.5 (*1.05)||3.5 (*0.75)
(*1.00 at )
|3.5 (*1.00)||3.5 (*1.50)||3.5 (*1.00)||3.5 (*1.20)||3.5 ± 1.0 (*1.00)||3.5 (*1.00)||3.5 (*1.00)||3.5 (*1.20)||3.5 (*1.00)||3.5 (*1.50)||3.5 (*1.00)|
|+0||+0||+0||+0||+0||+0||+0||-0.05||+0.5, x1/3||+0||+0||±0.75||+0||+0||-2||+0||+0, x1/2||+0|
|Shot Speed||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1.31||1||1||1||1 ± 0.25||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Range||23.75||23.75||17.75||23.75||23.75||23.75||23.75||18.75||17.75||17.75||23.75||23.75 ± 5.00||23.75||23.75||23.75||23.75||23.75||23.75|
|Speed||1.0||0.85||1.3||1.0||1.1||1.1||1.23||1.1||1.25||1.0||1.25||1.0 ± 0.15||1.0||1.0||0.85||1.0||1.0||1.3|
|Luck||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||-1||0||0 ± 1||0||0||-2||0||0||0|
|Starting Pickup(s)||x1 bombs||x1 Speed Up pill||x1 keys,
Paper ClipGolden Chests can be opened without using a key.
|x3 coins||None||None||None||Child's HeartIncreases the chance of a heart pickup dropping after clearing a room, and the chance of finding a heart when opening a Chest.||0 - The FoolTeleports Isaac back to the starting room of a floor.||x1 pills||None||x0-2 bombs
x0-1 trinket, pill, or card
|x1 coins||None||x1 bombs
Store KeyAutomatically opens all Shops.
|Starting Item(s)||The D6Allows Isaac to re-roll collectible items in the current room into other items, depending on the current room's Item Pool.||Yum HeartRestores 1 whole red heart.||Lucky Foot+1 Luck. Increases chance of winning Shell Game Beggar. (Independent of luck stat)|| The Book of BelialUpon use increases damage by 2 for the current room and by a further +50% if the character also has the Blood of the Martyr.
Guarantees a Devil Room or Angel Room will be open after beating a boss while holding it, or increases the chance by 12.5%.
|None||The PoopSpawns a pile of poop where the character is standing and knocks nearby monsters back. May yield pickups like regular poop.|| Whore of BabylonIncreases damage and speed whenever Isaac has half a red heart or less (one red heart for Eve), ignoring any soul or black hearts.
Dead BirdSpawns a flying familiar for the current room that chases enemies whenever Isaac takes damage.
Razor BladeUpon use, deals one heart of damage to Isaac and grants +1.2 damage for the current room.
|Bloody LustIncreases damage as Isaac receives damage. Damage increase stays for the whole floor.||Short range BrimstoneTears 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.
|Anemic+5 range. After Isaac is damaged, a trail of red creep will be left behind Isaac until he leaves the current room.||A permanent version of Anemic+5 range. After Isaac is damaged, a trail of red creep will be left behind Isaac until he leaves the current room.||Random active item
Random passive item
D4Rerolls all of Isaac's items.
Holy MantleAutomatically negates first taken damage in every room.
IncubusA demonic familiar that follows Isaac and shoots tears identical to Isaac's in terms of damage, range, fire rate, and effects.
Cambion ConceptionAfter taking damage a certain amount of times, a permanent demonic familiar spawns.
Box of FriendsUpon use, duplicates all of Isaac's familiars for the current room.
Wooden NickelWhen used, has a 50% chance to drop one random type of coin (penny, nickel, or dime).
|VoidConsumes all pedestal items in the room. Active items will have their effects added to Void, and passive items will grant stat upgrades.||Soul only|
|Boss Rush||Isaac's HeadComplete the Boss Rush as Isaac||Maggy's BowComplete the Boss Rush as Magdalene||Cain's Other EyeComplete the Boss Rush as Cain||Judas' ShadowComplete the Boss Rush as Judas||???'s Only FriendComplete the Boss Rush as ???||Eve's MascaraComplete the Boss Rush as Eve||Samson's ChainsComplete the Boss Rush as Samson||The NailComplete the Boss Rush as Azazel||Missing No.Complete the Boss Rush as Lazarus||UndefinedComplete the Boss Rush as Eden||The D100Complete the Boss Rush as The Lost||Immaculate ConceptionComplete the Boss Rush as Lilith||Sticky NickelsComplete the Boss Rush as Keeper||Locust of ConquestComplete the Boss Rush as Apollyon||Divorce PapersComplete the Boss Rush as The Forgotten|
|Mom's Heart||Lost BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Isaac||Cute BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Magdalene||Glass BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Cain||Shadow BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Judas||Dead BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as ???||Crow BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Eve||Fighting BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Samson||Begotten Baby Defeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Lazarus
Defeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Azazel
|Wrapped Baby Defeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Azazel
Defeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Lazarus
|Glitch BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Eden||-0- BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as The Lost||Goat Head BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Lilith||Super Greed BabyDefeat Mom's Heart on hard mode as Keeper||SmelterDefeat Mom's Heart or It Lives! on hard mode as Apollyon||MarrowDefeat Mom's Heart or It Lives! on hard mode as The Forgotten|
|Satan||Mom's KnifeDefeat Satan as Isaac||Guardian AngelDefeat Satan as Magdalene||A Bag of BombsDefeat Satan as Cain||Judas' TongueDefeat Satan as Judas||Forget Me NowDefeat Satan as ???||The RazorDefeat Satan as Eve||Blood RightsDefeat Satan as Samson||Daemon's TailDefeat Satan as Azazel||Broken AnkhDefeat Satan as Lazarus||Book of SecretsDefeat Satan as Eden||The MindDefeat Satan as The Lost||Serpent's KissDefeat Satan as Lilith||Keeper holds Store KeyDefeat Satan as Keeper||Locust of PestilenceDefeat Satan as Apollyon||Pointy RibDefeat Satan as The Forgotten|
|Isaac||Isaac's TearsDefeat Isaac as Isaac||A CrossDefeat Isaac as Magdalene||A Bag of PenniesDefeat Isaac as Cain||GuillotineDefeat Isaac as Judas||The D6Defeat Isaac as ???||Eve's Bird FootDefeat Isaac as Eve||Bloody LustDefeat Isaac as Samson||Satanic BibleDefeat Isaac as Azazel||Lazarus' RagsDefeat Isaac as Lazarus||Blank CardDefeat Isaac as Eden||Isaac's HeartDefeat Isaac as The Lost||Rune BagDefeat Isaac as Lilith||Keeper holds Wooden NickelDefeat Isaac as Keeper||Locust of WrathDefeat Isaac as Apollyon||Slipped RibDefeat Isaac as The Forgotten|
|The Lamb||Missing PosterDefeat The Lamb as Isaac||Maggy's FaithDefeat The Lamb as Magdalene||AbelDefeat The Lamb as Cain||Curved HornDefeat The Lamb as Judas||???'s SoulDefeat The Lamb as ???||Black LipstickDefeat The Lamb as Eve||Samson's LockDefeat The Lamb as Samson||Demon BabyDefeat The Lamb as Azazel||Pandora's BoxDefeat The Lamb as Lazarus||Mystery SackDefeat The Lamb as Eden||The SoulDefeat The Lamb as The Lost||SuccubusDefeat The Lamb as Lilith||KarmaDefeat The Lamb as Keeper||Locust of DeathDefeat The Lamb as Apollyon||Brittle BonesDefeat The Lamb as The Forgotten|
|???||The D20Defeat ??? as Isaac||Celtic CrossDefeat ??? as Magdalene||Cain's EyeDefeat ??? as Cain||The Left HandDefeat Ultra Pride as any character, or ??? as Judas||FateDefeat ??? as ???||Sacrificial DaggerDefeat ??? as Eve||Blood PennyDefeat ??? as Samson||AbaddonDefeat ??? as Azazel||Store CreditDefeat ??? as Lazarus||Mysterious PaperBeat ??? as Eden||The BodyDefeat ??? as The Lost||Cambion ConceptionDefeat ??? as Lilith||Deep PocketsDefeat ??? as Keeper||Locust of FamineDefeat ??? as Apollyon||Jaw BoneDefeat ??? as The Forgotten|
|Ultra Greed||Lil' ChestDefeat Ultra Greed as Isaac||CenserDefeat Ultra Greed as Magdalene||Evil EyeDefeat Ultra Greed as Cain||My ShadowDefeat Ultra Greed as Judas||Cracked DiceDefeat Ultra Greed as ???||Black FeatherDefeat Ultra Greed as Eve||Lusty BloodDefeat Ultra Greed as Samson||LilithDefeat Ultra Greed as Azazel||Key BumDefeat Ultra Greed as Lazarus||GB BugDefeat Ultra Greed as Eden||ZodiacDefeat Ultra Greed as The Lost||Box of FriendsDefeat Ultra Greed as Lilith||Rib of GreedDefeat Ultra Greed as Keeper||Brown NuggetDefeat Ultra Greed as Apollyon||Finger BoneDefeat Ultra Greed as The Forgotten|
|Ultra Greedier||D1Defeat Ultra Greedier as Isaac||Glyph of BalanceDefeat Ultra Greedier as Magdalene||Sack of SacksDefeat Ultra Greedier as Cain||Eye of BelialDefeat Ultra Greedier as Judas||MeconiumDefeat Ultra Greedier as ???||Crow HeartDefeat Ultra Greedier as Eve||Stem CellDefeat Ultra Greedier as Samson||Bat WingDefeat Ultra Greedier as Azazel||Plan CDefeat Ultra Greedier as Lazarus||MetronomeDefeat Ultra Greedier as Eden||Dad's Lost CoinDefeat Ultra Greedier as The Lost||DualityDefeat Ultra Greedier as Lilith||Eye of GreedDefeat Ultra Greedier as Keeper||Black RuneDefeat Ultra Greedier as Apollyon||Dad's RingDefeat Ultra Greedier as The Forgotten|
|Hush||Fart BabyDefeat Hush as Isaac||PurityDefeat Hush as Magdalene||D12Defeat Hush as Cain||BetrayalDefeat Hush as Judas||Fate's RewardDefeat Hush as ???||AthameDefeat Hush as Eve||Blind RageDefeat Hush as Samson||Maw of the VoidDefeat Hush as Azazel||Empty VesselDefeat Hush as Lazarus||Eden's BlessingDefeat Hush as Eden||Sworn ProtectorDefeat Hush as The Lost||IncubusDefeat Hush as Lilith||Keeper now holds... A Penny!Defeat Hush as Keeper||HushyDefeat Hush as Apollyon||Hallowed GroundDefeat Hush as The Forgotten|
|Delirium||D InfinityDefeat Delirium as Isaac||EucharistDefeat Delirium as Magdalene||Silver DollarDefeat Delirium as Cain||ShadeDefeat Delirium as Judas||King BabyDefeat Delirium as ???||Dull RazorDefeat Delirium as Eve||Bloody CrownDefeat Delirium as Samson||Dark Prince's CrownDefeat Delirium as Azazel||Compound FractureDefeat Delirium as Lazarus||Eden's SoulDefeat Delirium as Eden||Holy CardDefeat Delirium as The Lost||EuthanasiaDefeat Delirium as Lilith||Crooked PennyDefeat Delirium as Keeper||VoidDefeat Delirium as Apollyon||Book of the DeadDefeat Delirium as The Forgotten|
|Mega Satan||Cry BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Isaac||Red BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Magdalene||Green BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Cain||Brown BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Judas||Blue BabyDefeat Mega Satan as ???||Lil' BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Eve||Rage BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Samson||Black BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Azazel||Long BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Lazarus||Yellow BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Eden||White BabyDefeat Mega Satan as The Lost||Big BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Lilith||Noose BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Keeper||Mort BabyDefeat Mega Satan as Apollyon||Bound BabyDefeat Mega Satan as The Forgotten|
|All Marks completed||Buddy BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Isaac||Colorful BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Magdalene||Picky BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Cain||Belial BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Judas||Hive BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as ???||Whore BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Eve||Revenge BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Samson||Sucky BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Azazel||Dripping BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Lazarus||Cracked BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Eden||GodheadEarn all 5 / 9 (except the cent sign for Ultra Greed) / 10 Completion Marks on hard mode as The Lost||Dark BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Lilith||Sale BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Keeper||Apollyon BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as Apollyon||Bone BabyEarn all hard mode completion marks as The Forgotten|
Each character is unlocked by accomplishing a certain task in the game. The unlock requirements are as follows:
|Isaac||None; unlocked by default|
|Magdalene||Have 7 or more heart containers at one timeMagdalene|
|Cain||Hold 55 coins at one timeCain|
|Judas||Defeat Satan for the 1st timeJudas|
|???||Defeat Mom's Heart 10 times???|
|Eve||Don't pick up any hearts for 2 floors in a rowEve|
|Samson||Complete 2 floors in a row without taking damageSamson|
|Azazel||Make 3 deals with the devil in one runAzazel|
|Lazarus||Have 4 or more soul hearts at one timeLazarus|
|Eden||Complete chapter 4 for the 1st timeEden|
|The Lost|| It's complicated|
Die in a Sacrifice Room while holding Missing PosterThe Lost
|Lilith||Defeat Ultra Greed as AzazelLilith|
|Keeper||Donate 1000 coins to the Greed machineKeeper|
|Apollyon||Defeat Mega Satan for the 1st timeApollyon|
|The Forgotten||It's complicatedThe Forgotten|
- One common theory (which was confirmed by Edmund) is that all characters are different forms of Isaac himself. This theory suggests that every character is a creation of Isaac's imagination which he assumes the personality and appearance of when playing as them. Most characters represent different issues that Isaac believes he has, while ??? is Isaac after dying by suffocation inside The Chest, Azazel is who Isaac sees himself as, and The Lost is Isaac's wandering soul (which can be seen upon dying).
|The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth|
|Achievements||Attributes||Bosses||Cards and Runes||Challenges||Chapters|