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Disambig.png 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 ???) came with the original The 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.

Rebirth Afterbirth Afterbirth †
Character Isaac App.png
Isaac
Magdalene App.png
Magdalene
Cain App.png
Cain
Judas App.png
Judas
Blue Baby App.png
???
Eve App.png
Eve
Samson App.png
Samson
Azazel App.png
Azazel
Lazarus App.png
Lazarus
Eden App.png
Eden
The Lost App.png
The Lost
Lilith App.png
Lilith
Keeper App.png
Keeper
Apollyon App.png
Apollyon
The Forgotten App.png
The Forgotten
Judas Black Judas Lazarus Lazarus Risen The Forgotten The Soul
Health Stat Icon.png Health Full red heartFull red heartFull red heart Full red heartFull red heartFull red heartFull red heart Full red heartFull red heart Full red heart Full black heartFull black heart Full soul heartFull soul heartFull soul heart Full red heartFull red heart Full red heartFull red heartFull red heart Full black heartFull black heartFull black heart Full red heartFull red heartFull red heart Full red heart Random No health Full red heartFull black heartFull black heart Full coin heartFull coin heart Full red heartFull red heart Full bone heartFull bone heart Full soul heart
Damage Stat Icon.png 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 Full red heart)
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)
Tears Stat Icon.png Tears +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 Stat Icon.png Shot Speed 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.31 1 1 1 1 ± 0.25 1 1 1 1 1 1
Range Stat Icon.png 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 Stat Icon.png 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 Stat Icon.png Luck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 ± 1 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Starting Item Icon.png Starting Pickup(s) x1 bombs Added in Afterbirth † Needs to be unlocked x1 Speed Up pill x1 keys,
Added in Afterbirth Needs to be unlocked Paper Clip Paper Clip
x3 coins None None None Added in Afterbirth † Needs to be unlocked Child's Heart Child's Heart 0 - The Fool 0 - The Fool x1 pills None x0-2 bombs
x0-1 keys
x0-5 coins
x0-1 trinket, pill, or card
x1 coins None x1 bombs
Needs to be unlocked x1 coins
Needs to be unlocked Added in AfterbirthStore Key Store Key
None None
Starting Item Icon.png Starting Item(s) Needs to be unlocked The D6 The D6 Yum Heart Yum Heart Lucky Foot Lucky Foot The Book of Belial The Book of Belial None The Poop The Poop Whore of Babylon Whore of Babylon

Dead Bird Dead Bird

Added in Afterbirth Needs to be unlocked Razor Blade Razor Blade
Bloody Lust Bloody Lust Short range Brimstone Brimstone

Flight
Added in Afterbirth † Needs to be unlocked Anemic Anemic A permanent version of Anemic Anemic Random active item

Random passive item
Flight

Added in Afterbirth Spectral tears

Added in Afterbirth Needs to be unlocked D4 D4

Added in Afterbirth Needs to be unlocked Holy Mantle Holy Mantle
Blindfolded.png Blindfolded

Added in AfterbirthIncubus Incubus

Added in AfterbirthCambion Conception Cambion Conception

Added in AfterbirthBox of Friends Box of Friends
Triple shot

Needs to be unlocked Added in AfterbirthWooden Nickel Wooden Nickel
Added in Afterbirth †Void Void Soul only

Flight

Spectral tears
Achievements
Boss Rush Isaac's Head Maggy's Bow Cain's Other Eye Judas' Shadow ???'s Only Friend Eve's Mascara Samson's Chains The Nail Missing No. Undefined The D100 Immaculate Conception Sticky Nickels Locust of Conquest Divorce Papers
Hard mode only Mom's Heart Lost Baby Cute Baby Glass Baby Shadow Baby Dead Baby Crow Baby Fighting Baby Begotten Baby Wrapped Baby Glitch Baby -0- Baby Goat Head Baby Super Greed Baby Smelter Marrow
Satan Mom's Knife Guardian Angel A Bag of Bombs Judas' Tongue Forget Me Now The Razor Blood Rights Daemon's Tail Broken Ankh Book of Secrets The Mind Serpent's Kiss Keeper holds Store Key Locust of Pestilence Pointy Rib
Isaac Isaac's Tears A Cross A Bag of Pennies Guillotine The D6 Eve's Bird Foot Bloody Lust Satanic Bible Lazarus' Rags Blank Card Isaac's Heart Rune Bag Keeper holds Wooden Nickel Locust of Wrath Slipped Rib
The Lamb Missing Poster Maggy's Faith Abel Curved Horn ???'s Soul Black Lipstick Samson's Lock Demon Baby Pandora's Box Mystery Sack The Soul Succubus Karma Locust of Death Brittle Bones
??? The D20 Celtic Cross Cain's Eye The Left Hand Fate Sacrificial Dagger Blood Penny Abaddon Store Credit Mysterious Paper The Body Cambion Conception Deep Pockets Locust of Famine Jaw Bone
Greed mode only Ultra Greed Added in Afterbirth Lil' Chest Censer Evil Eye My Shadow Cracked Dice Black Feather Lusty Blood Lilith Key Bum GB Bug Zodiac Box of Friends Rib of Greed Brown Nugget Finger Bone
Greedier mode only Ultra Greedier Added in Afterbirth † D1 Glyph of Balance Sack of Sacks Eye of Belial Meconium Crow Heart Stem Cell Bat Wing Plan C Metronome Dad's Lost Coin Duality Eye of Greed Black Rune Dad's Ring
Hush Added in Afterbirth Fart Baby Purity D12 Betrayal Fate's Reward Athame Blind Rage Maw of the Void Empty Vessel Eden's Blessing Sworn Protector Incubus Keeper now holds... A Penny! Hushy Hallowed Ground
Delirium Added in Afterbirth † D Infinity Eucharist Silver Dollar Shade King Baby Dull Razor Bloody Crown Dark Prince's Crown Compound Fracture Eden's Soul Holy Card Euthanasia Crooked Penny Void Book of the Dead
Mega Satan Added in Afterbirth Cry Baby Red Baby Green Baby Brown Baby Blue Baby Lil' Baby Rage Baby Black Baby Long Baby Yellow Baby White Baby Big Baby Noose Baby Mort Baby Bound Baby
Hard mode only All Marks completed Added in Afterbirth Buddy Baby Colorful Baby Picky Baby Belial Baby Hive Baby Whore Baby Revenge Baby Sucky Baby Dripping Baby Cracked Baby Godhead Dark Baby Sale Baby Apollyon Baby Bone Baby

Unlocking

Each character is unlocked by accomplishing a certain task in the game. The unlock requirements are as follows:

Character Unlock requirement
Isaac None; unlocked by default
Magdalene Magdalene Have 7 or more Red Heart containers at one time
Cain Cain Hold 55 coins at one time
Judas Judas Defeat Satan
??? ??? Defeat Mom's Heart 10 times
Eve Eve Don't pick up any hearts for 2 floors in a row
Samson Samson Complete 2 floors in a row without taking damage
Azazel Azazel Make 3 deals with the Devil in one run
Lazarus Lazarus Have 4 or more Soul Hearts at one time
Eden Eden Complete chapter 4
The Lost The Lost Removed in Afterbirth It's complicated
Added in Afterbirth Die in a Sacrifice Room while holding Missing Poster Missing Poster
Added in Afterbirth Lilith Added in AfterbirthLilith Defeat Ultra Greed as Azazel
Added in Afterbirth Keeper Added in AfterbirthKeeper Donate 1000 coins to the Greed Donation Machine
Added in Afterbirth † Apollyon Added in Afterbirth †Apollyon Defeat Mega Satan
Added in Afterbirth † The Forgotten Added in Afterbirth †The Forgotten It's complicated

Trivia

  • 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).
    • Added in Afterbirth Additionally, Keeper is Isaac's desiccated corpse, as evidenced by Ending 18.
    • Added in Afterbirth † The Forgotten could be Isaac's skeleton shown in ending 17 and the final ending.


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