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Babi Ngepet

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Babi Ngepet Attack

Basic Information
Type
Hostile
Physical Description
Gender
Unknown

Hair Color
None

Eye Color
Black
Media
Appearance(s)
DreadOut [Game]

Voiced By
Nick Landis

Voice Sample

A face-shifting creature encountered in the haunted school after the "Private Number" cutscene.

BackgroundEdit

The Babi Ngepet is a boar or swine demon in Javanese mythology. According to local myths, the creature is believed to be the manifestation of a person practising black magic to help people become rich instantly, but in exchange they must sacrifice their humanity, allowing themselves to be transformed into a boar. The human-animal transformation is similar to shapeshifting or the werewolf concept in the West.

The myths also told of a man enveloped in black robes before miraculously turning into this creature. After the transformation, the boar demon roams around the village, scratching its body against walls, doors, cupboards, or furniture. Magically, the belongings of the villagers, such as money, gold, and jewelry will disappear and magically get carried away by the Babi Ngepet. If the mission was successful, when the Babi Ngepet safely returns home and transforms back into human form, the black robes will be filled with the stolen wealth.

The person that practices the Babi Ngepet black magic needs assistance from another person. The assistant's task is to stay home and guard the lit candle floating on a basin of water, while the Babi Ngepet is in action. If the fire on the candle is shaking, fading or almost out, it is the sign that the Babi Ngepet is in danger. Another myth told that if the fire on the candle is completely out, the practitioner will be trapped forever in his demonic boar form.

GameEdit

Linda encounters the Babi Ngepet in the north-east hallway from the exit door on the first floor. She finds it laying on the ground blocking her way. It will stand up and attack her when she tries to take the school key from its neck. After Linda defeats the Scissor Phantom and obtains the scissors item, the Babi Ngepet can be found sleeping on the ground in a corner of the room with collapsed walls. With the scissors in her inventory, she then can cut the key loose from the Babi Ngepet's neck to make her way towards escape.

AppearanceEdit

The Babi Ngepet takes the appearance of a boar-like creature, albeit much larger and ferocious looking. When looking at it with the bare human eye, the Babi Ngepet just looks like a regular large boar. When seen through camera, it attains a human-like face instead of a regular boar snout, as well as muddy-colored skin and a bloody mouth.

StrategyEdit

Nothing seems special about the Babi Ngepet's fighting strategies. It mainly attacks the player by ramming into them and knocking them down. Switch to the camera view, and hit it once the screen is distorted. After three shots, the player can drive its away easily. Another way is to lure the beast into a room. While it is stuck into a door, take its picture just one time to drive it away.

If the player is chased by the Babi Ngepet, the player can temporarily escape to second floor by climbing up stairs and waiting until the player feels it's safe. The player will never encounter the Babi Ngepet on second floor as it only patrols the first floor. The player can also tell if it is in close proximity if the player hears snorting or the jingling of the keys around its neck. The player can't defeat this ghost, as it is purposely designed in the game to advance the storyline.

TriviaEdit

  • Upon defeating the Babi Ngepet by taking it's picture three times, it will flee and increasingly becomes smaller.
  • If the player gives chase to the room with the collapsed walls, the player can catch a glimpse of the Babi Ngepet going into the giant crack in the wall, presumably to hide.
  • the Babi Ngepet's characteristics has a slight resemblance with the concept of 'Piggy Bank', a traditional container to store money with the shape of pig.

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