Skeptical Man

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General Info
Location Drops
Cathedral Ward 118 Blood Echoes
3x Pungent Blood Cocktail

Narrow Minded Man or Skeptical Man is an NPC in Bloodborne.


"You think I'm an easy mark? Yeah? Well, give me your best shot."

Narrow Minded Man Information

  • After the Hunter has interacted with Arianna and given her a safe location to go, the Skeptical Man will ask the Hunter what lies they have for him. He then informs them to give him their best shot, where the player will be prompted to give him the location of a shelter or withhold the information.
  • The Skeptical Man will go to the opposite location of the one he is told.  If you wish for him to survive, tell him to go to Iosefka's Clinic. He will arrive at the Oedon Chapel instead.
  • Once in Oedon Chapel, he frequently dispenses bits of advice that relate to the feelings of the NPCs you've collected, however, the truth is always the opposite of what he says. 
  • Drops 118 Blood Echoes and 3x Pungent Blood Cocktail if killed.
  • Drops 3x Pungent Blood Cocktail when changed into a Passive Celestial Emissary in Iosefka's Clinic.

 

Narrow Minded Man Location

Dialogue

  • "Ah you, the swindlin' offcomer. Did you really think that'd work? There's no fooling me. Now, off with ya, you heard me? Go away! I can't stand the stench of your lyin' breath."
  • "I'll spare you one nugget of advice. Beware the lady of the night. I can see it in her eyes. She deeply resents the young saint. She hears people whisper. She knows what people think of her. Yes, she despises the saint for having what she doesn't. Bloody wench, they shoulda moved her on ages ago." (Refers to Arianna and Adella the Nun, In reality, it is Adella who is jealous of Arianna, and will kill her if you accept Arianna's blood in front of her enough times.)
  • "I'll spare you one nugget of advice. Beware the blind man. They're the biggest seeds at the bottom of the bloody food chain. And he's here acting like he owns the place! He's not to be trusted. What's he want with all those people anyway? That little weasel has a murky past, I'm tellin' ya!" (Refers to the Chapel Dweller and their request to the Hunter to invite people to Oedon Chapel.)

 

Other Notes:

  1. The Skeptical Man is incredibly distrustful of hunters and accuses the Hunter of attempting to deceive him. As such, when asking the Hunter where they recommend to go for safety, he'll take the opposite of your advice.
  2. His attire can be found on the streets below the Healing Church workshop tower. He also wears Gehrman's Hunter Trousers.
  3. Will periodically provide the Hunter with tidbits of advice. In each case, the exact opposite of his advice is true.
  4. His voice actor is Lee Whitlock.

 




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    • Anonymous

      darn I wanted to save him by asking him to go to the chapel,but he is too wise to not trust me and became an alien octopus,I can't even claim the reward as I attacked the impostor before to avenge losefka

      • Anonymous

        If this Guy is supposed to always Go to the opposite place you Tell him how the heck doesn't He know that impostor Iosefka is working on creating the Blue man group with people Like him? I mean, wouldn't He be sceptic?

        • Anonymous

          On my last playthrough I lied to him to get him to go to the chapel, then I murdered Adella in front of everyone at the chapel so she wouldn’t kill Ariana, only so I could kill Ariana and her child later on. Then I ended up killing him and everyone else. So I really just proved him right lol


          • Anonymous

            If he was chosen to be a hunter instead, the great ones would be immediately destroyed by him just refusing to think they might exist

            • Anonymous

              The Eustace Bagge's of Bloodborne. I swear, this man could stare at Winter Lanterns and stand in the light of the Brain of Mensis and not be affected.

              • Anonymous

                I read a theory that the reason he's the only Oedon Chapel character who doesn't succumb to the insight is because he's so sceptical of even the eldritch truth around him that he can't gain insight. this dude is legit the most sane character in Bloodborne SIMPLY because he's too thick to acknowledge anything outside of his own world view. what a king.

                • Anonymous

                  If I tell him to go to the chapel without having the clinic as an option is he going to die or can I still get him to go to the chapel after discovering the clinic?

                  • Anonymous

                    He's talking about the chapel dweller, not the suspicious beggar. It's obvious from the "acting like he owns the place" line and the fact that he mentions a beggar regardless of whether or not the suspicious beggar is at the chapel.

                    • Anonymous

                      I haven't seen anyone mention this, but he appears to be the only NPC that you can direct to a safe place multiple times before reloading the area. Most NPC's will take your advice, and then upon talking to them again, will simply thank you without restating the question. The Skeptical Man, however, will ask the same question a second time, so if you messed up by telling him to go to Oedon Chapel (which will send him to Iosefka's Clinic), you can talk to him again and tell him to go to Iosefka's Clinic. You can do this indefinitely until you reload the area and he makes his move, and as far as I can tell, he always goes to the opposite location of your last suggestion.

                      • Anonymous

                        His advice regarding the Blind Man refers to the Oedon Dweller not the Suspicious Beggar, as this advice can be heard even if the Beggar was killed or sent to 'Iosefka' without ever going near the chapel. So all his advice is lies.

                        • Anonymous

                          i thought oh cr*p he does the opposite of what you tell him, reading that he does'nt provide with much i am relieved, i have no plans on going NG+ so try to make the best out of my playthrough

                          • Anonymous

                            Weirdly enough, even though what he says is lies, his advice about the blind man is actually really useful.

                            • Anonymous

                              is it really strange that i somehow managed to get the tonsil stone from the narrow minded man? i mean, i didn't have access to forbidden woods yet so it threw me off when he gave a different toned dialogue and gave me it. Wasn't the one guy in forbidden woods the only way to get tonsil stone?

                              • Anonymous

                                "Ah, your lies spin a web, but I see through your deceit. I did not learn from books. No, no, no! I learned it all with my own mind." This random dude just goes ahead and blurts the entire point of the game, lol.

                                • Anonymous

                                  So I didn't know he could be rescued and I killed Iosefka before talking to him now when he ask me where to go the only option I have is Oedon chapel which if I tell him to go there he will go to the clinic, is there any way to avoid it? Even though he won't die since I killed Iosefka (I think)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I didn't unlock the ability to send survivors to Iosefka's clinic, can I still get him to go to the church? I'm guessing I can't just by withholding information?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      i sended the ho to oeden, and then i sended this fella to oeden, and he is sitting there ever since. (still in ng, just going through all npc's i may have missed) so not to the clinic as this information said

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Out of all the characters in the game he's my least favourite. He never develops, has no interesting storyline and constantly calls you a liar. You have to lie to him because he's such a halfwit just to keep him alive and he remains ungrateful like that old hag but at least she gets nicer ... kind of. Actually she scares me more so when she's kinder.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          te ago Had something weird happen. i already had everyone at the Chapel (dweller Even Said so) and continued playing. After killing wet nurse i came back and the dweller told me about a new arrival. i wondered if she ment the hookers baby, but still looked for anyone new. the skeptical man now has a different voice that Sounds much more Kind and friendly. he still says the Same sentence though (he just dropped a some 'no's)

                                          • Anonymous

                                            After sending the prostitute to chapel, his dialog starts by saying he overheard our convo, so I suggested the clinic and he rejected it; then suggested the chapel and he rejected it. Finally, with held the info option and he calls me a lier lol. i walked away, came back and tried to switch things around and still the same reaction, but when i traveled to the Hunter's Dream and back to the chapel, this dbag appears where I want him to be with the other suvivors. Bug?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              If you tell him to go to the chapel, he will still go to iosefka's clinic even if you have never talked with iosefka and she hasn't asked you to bring in survivors. How would he even know about the clinic?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                So as i was playing in NG+ i sended him to clinic meaning he went to to the chapel. Old woman was there already and was starting to lose it. After i sent the prostitute and nun in, he stated how prostitute hates the nun and after i sent the beggar into the chapel, i went there and the skeptical man was nowhere to be found only 3 Pungent Blood Cocktails were in his place and blood splatters. Old woman weren't freaking out anymore and was actually nice and gave 6 Sedatives total when you poured your griefs to her. When i gave back from Hunter's Dream, old woman was gone and chair had a note stating that she'll be back.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  At some point i went to the chapel and he was dead. There was blood spilled in the floor. I really don't remember if i cause any harm... What just happened??

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    anyone notice that? his face is pretty weird with the left side frowning and right side just neutral or maybe even half smiling.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Since he's skeptical he'll always go to the place you didn't mention. If you want him to go somewhere, talk about the other place and you'll have him where you want.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        On my firstplaythrough I sent some people to the clinic and iosefka sounded nasty so I tried to get this guy killed by sending him there as well, but he totally saw through me there I guess some skepticism is justified lo

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I tried like a million times to talk to him. I first helped Arianna and his dialogue changed, but everything he always told me was something like "Aahhh... help me!" or "I don't wanna die". And that was all! He never gave me the option to tell him where to go, and I tried and tried and tried and tried but nothing. I kept coming back later, but it was the same. Eventually, I think it was after I killed Rom, the game just said "No response"... wth I did wrong?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            i need to trick the man into going to the cathedral ward but when i talk to him there is only one option. ive been to iosefkas clinic and opened the door but on the yharnam headstone it wont change name. so it leaves me eith only the cathedral ward to send the suspicious man. i cant do anything until this is fixed.

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