"Take the lift down. Say hello to an old friend."
"Was that thing holding my valve?"
Swollen Jack is a minor antagonist appearing in Chapter 2 of Bendy and the Ink Machine. As the monster form of Jack Fain himself, he is one of the victims of Joey Drew Studios corrupted by unknown circumstances with ink before Henry returned back to the abandoned studio 30 years later.
Swollen Jack's appearance is almost the same as a Swollen Searcher's, hence his name. The main difference is that Swollen Jack is still wearing the bowler hat he usually wore back as a human being.
As a monster, Jack lost his vocal abilities, only making groaning sounds like the rest of the Swollen Searchers. He will always dive into the ink and teleport to other places as soon as Henry approaches him.
Henry must trick him to pop up at the far end of the room after lifting a container, and then use that wooden container to smash him.
It should be noted that using the axe against Swollen Jack is ineffective because he constantly has a chance to pop away to another location.
He first appears in the flooded sewers behind some breakable boards, holding the valve wheel Henry needs to stop the ink flow in front of Sammy's office before popping away upon approaching.
As Henry chases him, he keeps popping away all the way to the end of the room, where he pops in specific areas every time Henry approaches him. After killing Swollen Jack with the wooden crate, the only thing he leaves behind is his bowler hat and the valve. Obtaining the valve, Henry will apologize that he had to kill him, before remarking how nice Swollen Jack's hat is.
- Along with the Projectionist who was formerly Norman Polk, Swollen Jack is one of the few known corrupted workers called by a different name instead their real name.
Chapter 2: The Old Song
- Swollen Jack did not appear in older previous updates of Chapter 2 before the release of Chapter 4.
- Killing Swollen Jack will unlock the "Special Hat" achievement.
- If Swollen Jack teleports to the area where the wooden crate was not lifted up, there is an error causing him to clip the entire crate. The chance of making this to happen is slightly rare, however.