- Not to be confused with the soundtrack Hush (soundtrack).
Hush (ハッシュ Hasshu) is the final boss from the Blue Womb chapter in the Afterbirth DLC. The character can fight him if they defeat Mom´s Heart / It Lives in less than 30 minutes. If the character does beat Mom's Heart/It Lives in under 30 minutes, the entrance to the Blue Womb will open, giving them the optional choice of fighting him. He has various forms of attacks, and his first form is almost identical to ???.
When the character defeats Hush for the first time, the End Chest will appear and they will unlock Ending 17. After that, a beam of light and a trapdoor will appear, so they can continue their run in the Sheol or the Cathedral. Also, the character will unlock new items depending on the character they use to defeat him.
He first appears identical to the Blue Gaper who animates in a very similar style of Isaac and ??? as bosses. In his third stage, his back sprouts with angelic wings.
After his first defeat, he transforms into his true form; appearing as a giant blue blob with a ghost-like face and almost lacking eyes. His mouth appears to have vein-like "stitches". He is covered with multiple scars and scratches, and tentacle-like veins from below.
Hush has different attacks from his two forms;
Phase 1Hush starts lying on the floor, shooting retaliate tears when the character hit him, sometimes these tears can be homing tears or double tears (like 20/20).
Phase 2When his life meter reaches 66%, Hush stands up and shoots more tears in a radial burst, sometimes little groups of homing tears or big groups of normal ones.
Phase 3When his life meter reaches 33%, Hush will fly and sprout angel wings, and starts moving around the room. Now he throws groups of tears in a radial pattern and spawn Attack Flies. He still can retaliate with tears, but does it less often.
2nd FormWhen the character depletes his life meter, a second one will appear and Hush's true form will emerge from the ground with a much bigger form. In this phase his health is incredibly high, and Hush starts shooting yellow-colored or blue-colored tears in big groups, spawns a larger number of attack flies, or makes purple, black, and silver tears rain from one side of the room, spawns blue Boils, open and spawns numerous blue Gapers. Sometimes he will hide in the floor to move and emerge again. When he reaches to 15%-20% health or less Hush will start to shoot beams of water that pursue the character.
All effective items for Hush are listed as follows:
- Stop Watch
- The Soul
- Dry Baby
- Trinity Shield
- Circle of Protection
- Fart Baby
- Death's Touch
- From the game's files, there is a file called "boss_hush_skinless" which appears to be an unfinished sprite sheet for Hush's third form. This skinless version of Hush highly resembles between The Forsaken and War. It was confirmed by Edmund McMillen on Twitter to be a "a red herring for dataminers".
- "Hush" means a silence or telling someone to be quiet.
- Fart Baby - Defeat Hush with Isaac.
- Purity - Defeat Hush with Magdalene.
- D12 - Defeat Hush with Cain.
- Betrayal - Defeat Hush with Judas.
- Fate's Reward - Defeat Hush with ???.
- Athame - Defeat Hush with Eve.
- Blind Rage - Defeat Hush with Samson.
- Maw of the Void - Defeat Hush with Azazel.
- Empty Vessel - Defeat Hush with Lazarus.
- Eden's Blessing - Defeat Hush with Eden.
- Sworn Protector - Defeat Hush with The Lost
- Incubus - Defeat Hush with Lilith.
- Keeper now holds... a penny! - Defeat Hush with Keeper.