It Lives

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It Lives
Boss It Lives.png
Base HP
950
Stage HP
0
Found In
Stage womb.pngStage utero.pngStage scarred womb.png
Stage the void.png
Dropped Items
Gateway to Sheol/Cathedral

Unlocked By
It Lives! Defeat Mom's Heart 11 times
It Lives!It Lives!

It Lives is an unlockable alternative form of Mom's Heart. After being unlocked, it will always appear as the boss of the second floor of the fourth chapter, permanently replacing Mom's Heart. It is a stronger version of Mom's Heart that summons bosses alongside regular chapter 4 enemies.

Killing It Lives doesn't drop any items, just hearts. However, it does open up entrances to both Sheol and the Cathedral, as well as the Added in Afterbirth Blue Womb if beaten in under 30 minutes.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

It Lives behaves exactly like Mom's Heart, with the additon of being able to spawn Knights and three bosses from previous chapters. These three bosses are:

It also shoots a few extra tears when retreating upwards after spawning enemies/bosses.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Just like Mom and Mom's Heart, using The Bible against It Lives will kill it instantly.
  • Isaac can still encounter It Lives in Greed Mode if it has not been unlocked.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The music that plays during this fight is titled Ventricide [1]. Ventricide is a made-up word formed from the word ventricle (chamber of the heart) and the suffix -cide, which denotes an act of killing. This theme is used in other tracks, such as Matricide, Hericide, and Infanticide.
    • Ventricide could also be a junction of the prefix ventr-, which could denote "belly", "stomach", or "womb" with the suffix -cide.
  • It Lives, according to the developers, takes the shape of what Isaac looked like as a fetus.
  • It Lives makes the same sounds as Mom's Heart.
    • Like Mom's Heart, if Isaac takes damage from It Lives' Brimstone attack, Mom's laugh can be heard.
  • The unlock note for It Lives states "Your futures past awaits.", referencing Time Fcuk, another game by Edmund Mcmillen.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

Bug Bug! Sometimes, if the boss intro is skipped, the game will not teleport Isaac into the center of the bottom of the room, resulting in immediate contact damage with one of the Eyes or It Lives, depending on the direction of the room's entrance.

References[edit | edit source]


Bosses Boss Monstro.png
Chapter 1 Blighted OvumDingleThe Duke of FliesFamineFistulaGeminiGurglingsThe HauntLarry Jr.MonstroPinStevenWidow
Added in Afterbirth DangleLittle HornRag ManTurdlings
Chapter 2 C.H.A.D.ChubDark OneGurdyGurdy Jr.The HollowThe HuskMega FattyMega MawPeepPestilencePolycephalusCarrion QueenThe Wretched
Added in Afterbirth The ForsakenThe FrailThe Stain
Added in Afterbirth † Big HornRag Mega
Chapter 3 The AdversaryThe BloatThe CageThe GateGishLokiMask of InfamyMonstro IIWarMom
Added in Afterbirth Brownie
Added in Afterbirth † Sisters Vis
Chapter 4 BlastocystThe BloatConquestDaddy Long LegsDeathIt LivesLokiiMama GurdyMom's HeartMr. FredScolexTeratomaTriachnid
Added in Afterbirth † Sisters VisThe Matriarch
Added in Afterbirth Blue Womb Added in Afterbirth Hush
Chapter 5 SatanIsaac
Chapter 6 ???The LambMega Satan
Added in Afterbirth Greed Mode Added in Afterbirth Ultra Greed
Added in Afterbirth † Ultra Greedier
Added in Afterbirth † The Void Added in Afterbirth † Delirium
Chapters 1-4 The FallenThe Headless Horseman


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