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But I tell you what, If one more of these pipes burst, I'm out of here.
 
— Wally's speech from his first diary cassette, Chapter 1
Wally Franks is a janitor for Joey Drew Studios and a secondary character in Bendy and the Ink Machine, appearing in Chapter 1, 2, and 3. A man who is willing to go along with Joey Drew's strange practices since he writes the checks, Wally's voice primarily appears in audio log that explain his views on how the studio runs and his day to day working routine. Shown from the Ink Machine's blueprint, Wally is the attendant of the said machine.[1]

Personality

Though Wally has yet to be seen in person, he comes across as an "average Joe", a regular working man whose only real concern at the studio is getting his work done. However, after the introduction of the Ink Machine, he appeared suspicious of the workshop, including Joey's plans. He also seemed to have felt confused and worried about some situations within the company, such as the Ink Machine's abundance of leaks and why most of the staff appeared to be angry when they were making cartoons.

Appearances

Chapter 1: Moving Pictures

Wally's first appearance is as a voice from an audio log located on the shelf of the narrowed room.

He talks about Joey Drew's plans and the Ink Machine, claiming he doesn't understand Joey's plans for the workshop. He also claims that the animations are not being finished on time and the Ink Machine's noise and tendency to leak is making things hard to work.

Wally then mentions the bizarre command Joey gave to his staff; for everyone, including Wally himself, to donate things from their work stations and set them on pedestals in the break room in order to "appease the gods". Wally then claims that he will leave the company if any other pipes burst.

Chapter 2: The Old Song

Wally's second diary cassette is located near the entrance to Sammy's office. He complains that he lost the keys to his closet, most likely in one of the garbage cans while making his rounds a week ago, and has a bad feeling about what Sammy would do if he ever found out.

Chapter 3: Rise and Fall

Wally's third diary cassette is found on Level 11, just outside from the room where the Projectionst is first seen skulking around. He complains about the behavior of the staff at the studio, likening their faces to being as if they were angry or grieving when they should be positive given how they make cartoons.

Wally threatens that if the attitudes of the people in the studio do not change, he will leave his post.

Quotes

The following information contains spoilers. To view them, click the [show] tag.

''At this point, I don't get what Joey's plan is for this company. The animations sure aren't being finished on time anymore, and I certainly don't see why we need this machine. It's noisy, it's messy, and who needs that much ink anyway?

Also, get this, Joey had each one of us donate something from our work stations. We put them on these little pedestals in the break room. To help appease the gods, Joey says. Keep things going.

I think he's lost his mind, but, hey, he writes the checks.

But I tell you what, If one more of these pipes burst, I'm out of here.''

Wally

Prototype version
CassetteTape 01

''So I go to get my dust pan from the hall closet the other day and guess what? I can't find my stupid keys. It's like they disappeared into thin air or something.

All I can think of is that they must have fallen into one of the garbage cans as I was making my rounds last week.

I just hope nobody tells Sammy. Because if he finds out I lost my keys again, I'm out of here.''

Wally2

''I don't get it.

Everyone's walking around here like grandma just died. Nothing but angry faces everywhere.

These people gotta lighten up. I mean, hello! You make cartoons! Your job is to make people laugh.

I'm tellin' ya. If these people don't start crackin' a smile every now and then, I'm outta here.''

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Trivia

  • Wally speaks with a Brooklyn accent, which differs from most of the other accents heard in the studio.
  • Wally's line "I'm out of here!" is repeated on every diary cassette he appears in, acting as his catchphrase.
    • This was referenced during the Hot Topic Q&A, when Sammy claimed that Wally can never keep things in order as his mind is "way out of here".[2]
  • Wally is the only staff member to appear in all of the chapters released thus far.

  • In the prototype version of Chapter 1, Wally's recording had no transcript to go along with it, meaning that his name was initially unknown until it was added in from future updates.
    • The quality of his voice recording sounds was also slightly different.
    • Wally is also the only radio speaker from this prototype and the chapter's first remastered update before Thomas Connor's audio log was planned to add.

  • Wally's recording in Chapter 2 implies that him losing his keys has happened before, as he explains that Sammy would probably fire him if he was caught doing so again.
  • According to theMeatly on Twitter, Wally's keys were in the trash bin for 30 years, as he never had a chance to retrieve them. This implies that Wally met a similar fate to his work colleagues.[3]

Gallery

References

  1. Inkmachineplans.png
  2. "That Wally! That man can't ever keep his things in order! If I didn't know better I'd say his mind was wayyyy out of here!" - Hot Topic. July 26, 2017. Twitter.
  3. "Why would Wally leave his keys in the trash for 30 years? It's almost as if he never got a chance to go back for them..." - theMeatly. June 25, 2017. Twitter.
Characters
Humans
Allison PendleGrant CohenHenryJoey DrewLindaNorman PolkSammy LawrenceShawn FlynnSusie CampbellThomas ConnorWally Franks
Toons
Alice AngelBendyBoris the Wolf (Clone) • Butcher GangSkeleton
Monsters
"Alice""Bendy"FisherPiperSammySearchersStrikerSwollen SearchersThe Projectionist
Misc.
theMeatly

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