Health is a mechanic of the game, first introduced for Chapter 2, 3, 4 and possibly 5 in Bendy and the Ink Machine.


Whenever Henry gets damaged by a Searcher and its two stronger variants (minibosses and boss form), the "Butcher Gang" enemies (Piper, Fisher, and Striker), the Projectionist, Bertrum, or "Boris" his health depletes, causing black ink to cover his vision. Ink will overflow more on Henry's vision as damage progresses. After enough time, the ink slowly disappears while restoring health.

Vision images for damaged stages are listed in the row:

If Henry's health is fully depleted, gets crushed by an object thrown by "Boris" or gets caught by "Bendy", he immediately dies, resulting in a game over, and is sent back to the Bendy statue. Henry can also replenish health by eating cans of Bacon Soup.


  • Before the update patch 0.2 for Chapter 2, once getting killed by the Searchers, Henry will be sent directly back to the beginning of Chapter 2 to restart.
    • From Chapter 2's first release, if Henry fails to run away from "Bendy" while chasing Henry or getting killed by the Searchers from the ritual room, he will instantly die and get sent back to where Sammy is attempting to sacrifice Henry.
  • The textures for getting hurt are reused when Henry is waking up at the beginning of Chapter 2.
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