|“||Turning around and using your light is important. Growls are good, remember that.||”|
— Hint from Floor 7.
The Follower is a furry turquoise humanoid goat puppet that has brownish horns spiraling behind his head. He also has goat-like ears that are about the size of his eyes, as well as fangs with blood dripping from his mouth from the left side. He has fur, like most of his counterparts. He has no fingers as his hands resemble mittens. He appears to have a tuft of fur in between his horns.
In the first game, his eyes are black with white pupils and grey sockets. In the second game, however, his eyes are blue, along with two others.
BehaviorThe Follower has a much different mechanic than his other companions. He can only move without being watched. As the player moves up through the hallway, the Follower will appear. As the floor progresses, the player must check behind themselves to see if the Follower is lurking there. Once the player shines the flashlight, he will cover his eyes and lurch back, trembling in fear. Depending on how long the player stops to check on him, he'll quickly and quietly catch up and kill the player.
|“||Oh yeah, keep your light on in the stairs.||”|
— Hint, after the player is killed by The Follower in stairs.
Also the player must not forget to keep the flashlight on in the stairs, or The Follower will ambush and kill the player.
The Follower represents a police officer that the criminal shot, hence the color blue (especially the color for some police uniforms) and the concept of him being "followed".
The reason why it makes sense for him being called "the Follower" is that he follows the player from the linear hallways of the abandoned building. It is also the way that the police chased after the criminal.
The fact that some blood is spilling from the left side of the Follower's mouth may point to the way the police vomited blood while dying after getting shot by the criminal.
One of the Follower's attack animations while killing the player is similar and could be a nod how the police hand-cuffed the criminal after getting caught.
- The Follower was drastically changed throughout the development progress. These changes include:
- Having long fur on his Mock Up look.
- Having black eyes with white glowing pupils.
- Having a gray-blue fur color.
- The Follower may be based on the character Cookie Monster from the children's show Sesame Street.
- There's an error where when close to the player, the Follower's arm will clip through one of the doorways.
- The Follower is most likely based off of Furgus, a similar character from Jim Henson's Furchester Hotel.
- The Follower was probably the first puppet to be modeled, since he was the first one shown and is called "Muppet 1" in the game files.
|Follower (Demon) • Greeter (Demon) • Greeter (Revenge) • Hunter • Mr. Pig • Nightmare • Screamer • Seeker • Waiter (Demon)|