Skeptical Man

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


  • "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

      10 Oct 2021 07:50  

      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

        31 Jul 2021 01:25  

        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

          08 Mar 2021 21:06  

          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

            30 May 2020 19:27  

            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

              27 Dec 2019 14:35  

              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

                29 Jun 2018 10:23  

                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

                  16 May 2018 09:23  

                  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

                    14 Apr 2018 00:16  

                    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

                      18 Mar 2018 19:54  

                      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

                        29 Dec 2017 22:02  

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

                        • Anonymous

                          02 Nov 2017 20:04  

                          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

                            31 Aug 2017 12:06  

                            "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

                              05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                              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

                                05 Jul 2016 08:45  

                                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?

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