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Death (Boss)

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Boss Death name.png
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In-game appearance
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Boss
Stage The Womb icon.pngStage Utero icon.pngStage Scarred Womb icon.png
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Degraded Boss
Stage Cathedral icon.pngStage Sheol icon.png
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Ball of Bandages Ball of BandagesBall of Bandages Icon.pngOrbiting familiar that deals damage to enemies. If collected while already having one, makes the familiar evolve. Only drops from Horsemen. Similar to Cube of Meat.
Cube of Meat Cube of MeatCube of Meat Icon.pngOrbiting familiar that blocks enemy shots and deals damage to enemies. If collected while already having one, makes the familiar evolve. Only drops from Horsemen. Similar to Ball of Bandages.
 
The Harbingers Defeat Mom for the 1st timeThe HarbingersThe Harbingers
When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature saying, “Come.” I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.
~ Revelation 6:7-8

Death is one of the four Harbingers, and the horseman of Chapter 4.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

Phase 1

  • Spawns four scythes that stay stationary for a few seconds, then home in on the player.
  • Spawns two scythes that constantly home in on the player until they are destroyed.
  • Uses The Hourglass The HourglassThe Hourglass Icon.png2 roomsUpon activation, enemies and their projectiles are slowed down for a short duration. to slow the player down.

Phase 2

  • After enough damage is dealt, Death will dismount from his horse.
  • Death's horse will continue to fly horizontally throughout the room dealing contact damage, even after Death has been defeated.
  • Death will occasionally spawn two Knights and can have a maximum of two.

Champion versions[edit | edit source]

  • Black: In his first phase, he summons Kamikaze Leeches instead of using the two-Scythe attack and does not use the Hourglass. He spawns Red Maws rather than Knights when he dismounts his horse.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Unlockable achievements[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Death appeared in the original The Binding of Isaac.
  • Death is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
  • Death's scythe attack is a homage to Castlevania's recurring boss, Death. Both summon four scythes that stay put for a few seconds, then home in on the player.
  • Death is currently the only enemy in game that is able to use a status effect against Isaac.
  • When Death uses The Hourglass The HourglassThe Hourglass Icon.png2 roomsUpon activation, enemies and their projectiles are slowed down for a short duration., The Ludovico Technique The Ludovico TechniqueThe Ludovico Technique Icon.pngInstead of firing tears, Isaac controls one floating tear that hover over obstacles. This tear deals constant damage when held in place over an enemy.'s tear is slow to respond and has a higher maximum speed, becoming difficult to control.
  • In the original game, Death's face resembled the 'planet face' of Chapter 6: The End in Super Meat Boy, another game by Edmund McMillen.



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Chapter 1
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Blighted OvumDingleThe Duke of FliesFamineFistulaGeminiGurglingsThe HauntLarry Jr.MonstroPinStevenWidowThe FallenThe Headless Horseman
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Carrion QueenC.H.A.D.ChubDark OneGurdyGurdy Jr.The HollowThe HuskMega FattyMega MawPeepPestilencePolycephalusThe WretchedThe FallenThe Headless Horseman
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Chapter 5
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SatanIsaac
Chapter 6
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Added in Afterbirth † The Void
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Added in Afterbirth † Delirium
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