When a character dies after picking up the item Judas' Shadow, they will respawn as Black Judas. Black Judas spawns with two black hearts, a damage multiplier of 2.00 (instead of Judas' 1.35 multiplier), and a base speed of 1.1. Similar to Azazel, Black Judas can still gain heart containers despite starting with none. Black Judas has the highest base damage multiplier of all the playable characters.
Black Judas is considered by the game to be a separate character from Judas, but all of the Judas Completion Marks on Judas' post-it note can be completed with Black Judas and unlockable items and/or achievements can be earned by completing objectives with Black Judas.
Judas is a reference to Judas Iscariot, the Twelfth Disciple of Jesus Christ. Judas betrayed Jesus to the Romans in exchange for thirty pieces of silver, represented by the three coins Judas starts the game with. Moreover, the coins are also believed to represent the three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Contrary to popular belief, Judas's fez is not a reference to the game Fez, created by Phil Fish. Edmund Mcmillen has stated that the initial statement was a joke and that he used the fez due to it being easily recognizable.
In the original Binding of Isaac, Judas was unlocked by beating The Womb for the first time. The character unlock was replaced with unlocking Eden in The Binding Of Isaac Rebirth.
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