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Vis are enemies most commonly found in The Depths in groups of four to six, occasionally eight.

They are headless like Hoppers, and have their entire torso cut open.

Behavior[]

When lined up with Isaac (horizontally or vertically), Vis will begin shaking violently and then fire a wide blood beam (Similar to Brimstone) from their stomach for a few seconds. This blood beam may still damage Isaac for a fraction of a second after the beam has disappeared, so be careful.

Trivia[]

  • Some thought that the Vis' slit resembles a vagina, but the game's creator Edmund McMillen deconfirm this, stating that Vises are just headless versions of the mini-boss Gluttony,[1] as both behave in the same way and share the same body sprite; Both try to align themselves with Isaac in order to hit Isaac with their blood beam attacks. The only difference between the two is that Vis cannot perform the 8-way shot that Gluttony can. Thus, Super Gluttony also shares the same dual beam shot as well as the appearance of a Double Vis with a head.
    • Edmund also confirms that the Vis is a reference to the Viseren Sisters, who were pair of bosses from his previous game Gish and also appear in the Afterbirth Plus DLC for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. They were born in the Womb and were separated. They can open the slices in their massive chests to give birth to small demonic enemies Nibblers. One is known as Vis Sister and the other is known as Sister Vis.
  • Vis is Latin for "force/power", which may or may not be related to the enemy in the game. Viscera is a term involving the insides of living things. Since Vis uses blood beams that are fired from his chest, that could be a reason the enemy was named Vis.

Bugs[]

  • If the player has Wrath of the Lamb installed, Vis may turn into Double Vis for a few frames when firing their blood beam.

References[]

Monsters
Fly variants FlyBlack FlyCUSTOMredflyAttack FlyMotersMoter • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: White flyEternal Fly)
Gaper variants GaperGaperFrowninggaperFrowning GaperShape4336Mr. Maw • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: Green gaperGurgle)
Mulligan variants MulliganMulliganMulligoonMulligoonHiveHive • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: MulliboomMulliboom)
Horf variants HorfsHorfMawsMawRedmawRed Maw • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: PsychicmawPsychic Maw)
Vis variants VisVis • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: Vis FioDouble VisChubby VisChubber)
Maggot variants MaggotMaggotChargerChargerSpitySpitty
Hopper variants HopperHopperFHopperFlaming HopperLeaperLeaper
Boil variants BoilBoil • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: Green boilGutWhite boilSack)
Clot variants ClottyClottyClot2ClotBlockadeI. Blob
Leech variants LeechLeechLeech2Kamikaze Leech • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: Holy leechHoly Leech)
Spider variants Wrath of the Lamb DLC: Black spiderSpiderBig spiderBig SpiderSpider hopperTrite
Pooter variants PouterPooter • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: SuperpooterFat Fly)
Boomfly variants BoomflyBoom FlySpitflyRed Boom Fly
Pacer variants PacerPacerGusherGusher
Sucker variants SuckerSucker • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: PufferSpit)
Globin variants GlobinGlobinGlobin 2Gazing Globin
Knight variants KnightsKnightAlternative knightSelfless Knight
Eye variants EyeEyeEye2Bloodshot Eye
Host variants Host1HostHost2Red Host
Baby variants BobyBaby • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: Angel babyAngelic Baby)
Eye variants EyeEyeEye2Bloodshot Eye
Poky variants PokiesPoky • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: Spike trapSlide)
Brain variants BrainBrainMembrainMembrain
Gut variants GutsMonsterGuts • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: Big gutsMama Guts)
Dople variants Dople1DopleDople 2Evil Twin
Grimace variants TurretStone Grimace • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: VomitTurretVomit Grimace)
Keeper variants Wrath of the Lamb DLC: AvariceKeeperHang manHanger
Standalone variants ParabitePara-BiteFredFredLumpLumpEmbryoEmbryoPeep Eye • (Wrath of the Lamb DLC: SwarmheadSwarmerMask HeartMask + HeartCentipedeB. Licker)
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