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Boris has other meanings. See Boris (disambiguation) for other uses.

Henry, at the end of Chapter 2
Boris the Wolf is a cartoon character created by Sillyvision from Joey Drew Studios and a secondary character in Bendy and the Ink Machine. Much like the characters, Bendy and Alice Angel, Boris starred in a series of cartoon shorts thirty years before the events of the game.

Boris' existence is first hinted at in posters found throughout Chapter 1, but he makes a full physical appearance at the end of Chapter 2 and 3 as a major character.



Boris is a tall, anthropomorphic wolf, wearing white overalls and black shoes. A button fastens the two straps to his waist and they appear to have numerous pockets on them. Like Bendy and Alice, Boris also wears a pair of white gloves.

Boris is easily the tallest of the studio's creations. He sports rosy cheeks, freckle-dots on his muzzle, and long ears that pointing upwards. Like the other cartoons, Boris has pie-styled eyes. Unlike a real wolf, he does not have a tail. In the "Tombstone Picnic" short, Boris also appears to have sharp teeth.


In the cartoons he starred in, the only example seen so far being "Tombstone Picnic", Boris has a mostly simple-minded attitude and doesn't seem to care much for those around him. He has moments of being clumsy and will get cross when he is disturbed from his activities. His reaction to Bendy's antics also hints that they are not on the greatest of terms.

When he appears physically in Chapters 2 and 3, Boris is completely mute and seems to retain his love of food. As he and Henry explore the studio together, he is shown to be timid in nature whenever an enemy lurks nearby, most often seen when "Bendy" prowls the halls. However, Boris is far from mean spirited, giving Henry a safe place to recover in the safehouse and helping him navigate the lower floors.


Chapter 1: Moving Pictures

Boris is first shown when he appears on the numerous posters for the "Sheep Songs!" cartoon short. Henry also discovers a Boris corpse, strapped to the table and cut open.

Chapter 2: The Old Song

Boris makes his first physical appearance at the end of the chapter very briefly. After narrowly escaping from "Bendy" just after escaping Sammy's clutches, Henry notices a can of bacon soup roll from around the corner out of view. As he demands that whoever's there should show themselves, he is shocked to discover a seemingly alive and well Boris walk up to meet him.

Chapter 3: Rise and Fall

Some time after the conclusion of Chapter 2, Boris takes Henry to a safe house where he has apparently been living to escape "Bendy". After waking up, Henry makes Boris a bowl of bacon soup in exchange for the lever to open the main door, and the pair of them venture out into the studio. As they navigate the dark corridors, they are briefly separated when Henry meets "Alice" for the first time. Reuniting shortly before the first encounter with the Butcher Gang, Boris accompanies Henry to "Alice's" inner sanctum.

When the pair enter the flooded warehouse, Boris discovers an exact copy of himself near the entrance, strapped down to a table and cut open, just like the one Henry found in the main studio. The warehouse has many of the Boris clones, along with dead members of the Butcher Gang. As Boris stares at "himself", "Alice" reveals that she used the clones of Boris to make herself "beautiful", using their insides to try and repair her broken state. The corpses left behind were simply the remains of anything she didn't need. The nature of the death of all these clones with their insides torn out also hint at the one responsible for the death of the Boris on the upper floors.

For the rest of the chapter, Boris waits for Henry inside of the elevator as he travels to the various floors to do tasks for "Alice". Whenever "Bendy" or any other aggravated enemies appear within a certain radius, Boris cowers in fear until they are defeated or disappear.

At the end of the chapter, "Alice" double crosses Henry after promising to let him escape, causing the elevator to plummet downwards. She screams that she wants Boris' insides to make herself beautiful, claiming that he is the most perfect one she's come across. The elevator crashes and knocks Henry out. As he comes to, Boris tries desperately to wake him up as "Alice" approaches from behind. Boris is then dragged into the darkness.

In the after credits image, if the player chose the "Path of the Angel", Boris is seen tied up against a board as the shadow of "Alice" looms on a nearby wall.


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The sounds produced when Boris walks over wooden floors in Chapter 2.
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  • Boris' overall appearance seems to be an expy of a multitude of cartoon characters, the most notable of which are the Disney characters Goofy and Pluto. He also bears a slight resemblance to the Big Bad Wolf, a character from one of Disney's Silly Symphony shorts Three Little Pigs.
    • Considering the time period Boris is implied to have hailed from, he could also be inspired by Dippy Dawg, an early "prototype" of what became Goofy.
  • Boris' name is actually the Dutch and Indonesian name of the Disney character Pete.
  • Apart from "Bendy", Boris is the first cartoon character to be seen in a physical form in the game.
  • From the description of Boris' poster merchandise on the official store website, the words "Do we have a wolf in sheep's clothing...?" is a reference to Matthew 7:15 from the Bible, warning about false prophets appearing as wolves in sheep's clothing. This led to a multitude of speculation before Chapter 3's release about what Boris' true nature was.
    • To add fuel to the fire, theMeatly's Q&A video had a final question which asked if Boris is a good guy. theMeatly began to answer the question before getting interrupted with the ending titles.
      • On Twitter, theMeatly attempted to finish explaining the answer to the question, but couldn't because of the Twitter character limit.[2]

  • Though it was initially speculated that the Boris seen in the opening chapter of the game was the same one that Henry encounters in Chapter 2, the reveal of the multiple Boris clones in Chapter 3 prove that the Boris Henry meets in game is entirely unique.

  • During the after credits image showing Sammy's remains, the outer edge of the image appears to show Boris' lower legs and shoes at the top right. This image was removed upon Chapter 3's release and it can be still found within the game files.
  • The walking animation for Boris when he reveals himself was initially very basic in earlier versions of Chapter 2. With the release of the Chapter 3 update, the animation was changed to be more detailed and to match the new animations used throughout Chapter 3.

  • In Chapter 3's first teaser image, Boris is seen holding a wrench, though he never actually does this in the final game.
  • In the safe house at the beginning of the chapter, Boris's laundry is seen hanging out to dry and reveals that he wears polka-dotted boxer shorts, something often depicted in various old cartoons. This also reveals that Boris's clothes are not physically attached to his body, unlike the other ink monsters.
  • Whenever Boris covers his face his fear with a nearby threat, closing the elevator doors or moving to a different floor will usually make him calm again.


  1. Bendy and the Ink Machine Official Store - Boris the Wolf - Sheep Songs - "Do we have a wolf in sheep's clothing with the official Boris the Wolf in "Sheep Songs" poster tee? Possibly! Wear Boris the friendly wolf in all his glory before we start wondering who's laughing now (those sheep songs really start to creep us out after a while.)"
  2. "Now the important thing to know about Boris in "Chapter 3" is... Oops!! Sorry! Out of Twitter characters for this post! Maybe next time!! :P" - theMeatly. July 12, 2017. Twitter.
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