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Boss The Fallen


Official artwork by Edmund McMillen.
Statistics
Type
Health
Damage
Boss
60
Floor(s)
Anywhere except:

Cellar
Cathedral

The Chest
Related Bosse(s)
Krampus
Effective Item(s)
Speed Upgrades
II The High Priestess
Dropped Item(s)
Any collectible found in a Devil Room

The Fallen is a rare, demonic-looking boss added in the Halloween Update for the original The Binding of Isaac game and also appear in the Rebirth remake.

Description

He looks like a regular demon, with shiny red eyes, grey-colored skin, long horns, ugly-looking teeth, black wings, and a Cross of St. Peter on his forehead. His body ends with a nubby tail section.

Behavior

The Fallen has 2 phases and total 3 attacks.

The first consists of him chasing after Isaac at high speed. He will stop after taking enough damage and unleash his second attack, launching 4 blood beams (similar to Brimstone) in cardinal cross directions.

For his last attack, he'll spit 2 salvos of bullets, one with 3 and the other with 4. When his health reaches 50%, he will enter his second phase, splitting into 2 smaller Fallens, each with the same attacks as the original.

Strategies

The Fallen may appear intimidating, but as his patterns are very predictable; he can be killed with relative ease. The projectile waves that he shoots can be dodged easily by weaving in between the bullets or just moving to the side. In phase 2, when there are 2 smaller Fallens, it is best to kite them around the edges of the room during their charge attack.

If Isaac has The High Priestess Tarot Card it is possible to defeat the Fallen in one hit simply by using the card. Mom's foot will kill both the original Fallen and the 2 smaller Fallen immediately as they spawn, finishing the fight almost instantly.

Notes

  • The Fallen is also part of the first phase of the battle against Satan.
  • The Fallen will always drop a Devil Room Item when he is encountered as a boss.

Champion Variants

Eternal

Splits into three of itself at half health, with one of the Fallens appearing slightly larger than the other two.

Trivia

  • The Fallen has many similarities with Isaac's diverse demonic appearances.
  • His name is most likely a reference to the fallen angels that followed Satan, in keeping with the Biblical themes of the game.
  • From the original game, The Fallen's name text from the "V.S" screen has an inverted cross symbol at the end.
  • In the credit sequence, The Fallen is misspelled as "The Fallin."
  • According to the game's creator Edmund McMillen, it is possible to find a champion version of The Fallen, but it is extremely rare.[1]
    • However, this is actually incorrect, and no champion version of The Fallen exists in the game.
  • The Fallen has 2 different facial expressions when spitting shots and chasing from the original game. But in Rebirth while using the spit attack, his facial expression was reused from his chase attack.
  • From the original game, while idle, his expression seems to look calm. In Rebirth, his eyes appear to be very stern-looking.
  • The Fallen's artwork from the "V.S" screen in Rebirth look very different to the one from the original game.

Bugs

  • If The Hourglass is used while The Fallen is splitting, he will split into 4 instead of 2.
  • If Isaac have Dead Bird and it is attacking The Fallen before he splits, when he does split the dead bird will disappear until the next floor.
  • Sometimes when fighting The Fallen's 2 smaller parts, they will teleport to opposite ends of the room. This only seems to happen when being encountered in a non-boss room.
  • When you use Best Friend while The Fallen is splitting and the explosion hits one of the smaller Fallen while he's damaging Isaac, the game will freeze and he will die.
  • If Isaac attack The Fallen right after he splits, it is possible to deal heavy damage.
  • Sometimes while The Fallen's about to split into 2 smaller versions, Krampus will appear for a split second few times.

Videos

References


Bosses
Regular Bosses
Blastocyst button

Blastocyst
Brownie
Chub button

Chub
Daddy Long Legs button

Daddy Long Legs
Dangle
Dark One button

Dark One
Dingle button

Dingle
Duke of Flies button

The Duke of Flies
Fallen button

The Fallen
Fistula button

Fistula
Gemini button

Gemini
Gurdy button

Gurdy
Gurdy Jr button

Gurdy Jr.
Gurgling button

Gurglings
Haunt button

The Haunt
Larry Jr button

Larry Jr.
Little Horn
Loki button

Loki
Mama Gurdy button

Mama Gurdy
Mask of Infamy button

Mask of Infamy
Mega Fatty button

Mega Fatty
Mega Maw button

Mega Maw
Monstro button

Monstro
Mr Fred button

Mr. Fred
Peep button

Peep
Pin button

Pin
Polycephalus button

Polycephalus
Rag Man
Scolex button

Scolex
Turdlings
Widow button

Widow
Posthumous Bosses
Adversary button

The Adversary
Blighted Ovum button

The Blighted Ovum
Bloat button

The Bloat
Cage button

The Cage
Carrion Queen button

Carrion Queen
The Forsaken
The Frail
Gate button

The Gate
Hollow button

The Hollow
Husk button

The Husk
Lokii button

Lokii
Monstro II button

Monstro II
Teratoma button

Teratoma
The Stain
Wretched button

The Wretched
Alternative Bosses
CHAD button

C.H.A.D.
Gish button

Gish
Sister Vis button

Sisters Vis
Steven button

Steven
Triachnid button

Triachnid
Harbingers
Conquest button

Conquest
Death button

Death
Famine button

Famine
Headless Horseman button

Headless Horseman
Pestilence button

Pestilence
War button

War
Final Bosses
XXX button

???
Hush
Isaac button

Isaac
It Lives button

It Lives
Lamb button

The Lamb
Mega Satan button

Mega Satan
Mom button

Mom
Mom's Heart button

Mom's Heart
Satan button

Satan
Ultra Greed
Minibosses
Seven Deadly Sins
Envy button

Envy
Gluttony button

Gluttony
Greed button

Greed
Lust button

Lust
Pride button

Pride
Sloth button

Sloth
Wrath button

Wrath
Seven Super Deadly Sins
Envy button

Super Envy
Super Gluttony button

Super Gluttony
Super Greed button

Super Greed
Super Lust button

Super Lust
Super Pride button

Super Pride
Super Sloth button

Super Sloth
Super Wrath button

Super Wrath
Ultra Pride button

Ultra Pride
Angels / Demons
Krampus button

Krampus
Angel button

Gabriel
Angel button

Uriel
Angel button

Fallen Angels
LEGENDS: The Binding of Isaac bosses are yellow. Wrath of the Lamb bosses are teal. Rebirth bosses are orange. Afterbirth bosses are crimson. Afterbirth † bosses are violet.

Start a Discussion Discussions about The Fallen

  • Fallen won't die

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    • In sheol, I encountered the fallen. according to his health bar he had no more health. I managed to escape with a telepill, but when i went i...
    • sorry i forgot to say something. When i took down all his health he didn't die
  • Weird bug when fighting The Fallen

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    • So I was in The Caves and I had a 1-up, an eternal heart (from Maggie's Faith) and a soul heart. I went into the boss room and encountered ...
    • Were you playing the original BoI or the Rebirth? If it was in rebirth I have no idea about that; In original BoI it is a fairly common gli...

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