Bloodborne Fan Theory: The Doll Is Actually An Alien God

Bloodborne Fan Theory: The Doll Is Actually An Alien God

Here’s a fun theory about Bloodborne that comes from someone who actually wrote the official Bloodborne guide. It postulates that maybe the kind, precious doll that takes care of us throughout the game isn’t who we think she is.

According to EpicNameBro, there’s good reason to reconsider the motivations behind the doll we find in the Hunter’s Dream. As he outlines in this walkthrough video, there are a few things to consider when it comes to the doll (spoilers for the end of the game follow!)

  • You need insight to see her/use her, just like Amygdala, a Great One.
  • She takes care of you, as if she were a mother, helping you become stronger and stronger — until eventually, you transcend form into a great one (provided you get the ending where you turn into a slug thing).
  • The game tells us that “every Great One loses its child, and then yearns for a surrogate.”
  • She can control blood echoes, which probably means she’s powerful.
  • When you damage the doll, the blood that spurts out is grey. You know…pale blood.
  • She can’t really die.

“She doesn’t seem to be just a doll,” EpicNameBro says.

You can listen to him make a case for this theory in this video around the 10:49 mark:

What do you think, are you convinced? The one wrench I can see in this whole thing is that we meet the “real” doll in the real Yharnam, but then again, the differences between all the planes of existence isn’t so clear-cut, is it? It’s not like the stuff that happens in the dream isn’t real. EpicNameBro also notes that you can still see the doll after you get the real ending, which probably suggests she’s real on some level, too.


  • Interesting theory, but I assumed she is a product of the workshop due to her purpose and personality.
    I considered that a real persons soul or blood was used in her creation as seen by her reaction when given a key item.

    Really looking forward to some dlc

    • I had a similar interpretation, except that she is a construct of a certain entity linked to that place used as a lure and to raise a hunter who can be worthy of transcending the hunt. This seems to be supported by the lore on one of the items linked to an ending (Purposely vague so as to avoid spoilers).

    • It’s bollocks. She says:

      I am a doll, created by you humans.
      Would you ever think to love me?
      Of course…
      I do love you.
      Isn’t that is how you’ve made me?

      Unless she is zomg lying! (She’s not lying).

  • It’d be so awesome if it all actually meant nothing…

    Just a bunch of random shit thrown together solely so the devs can sit back and watch people on the internet go nuts trying to piece together some elaborate story that didn’t even exist.

      • Ha ha, yep. He’s *never* put intriguing stuff in a game just to engender player discussion and curiosity 😉

    • He purposely leaves things open. He wants us to speculate. He said to ENB (when making the walkthrough) that it is not laid out to mean a specific thing.

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