Suspicious Beggar

General Info
Location Drops
Forbidden Woods beast rune

"Certain Church hunters obfuscate their identities and slip into the nooks and crannies of the city. These hunters are keen to early signs of the scourge, serving as a first line of defense against its outbreak. Or perhaps, when the time is ripe, they find signs of the scourge where there are none. It just goes to show, the corner beggar is not always who he seems."

Transformed Man or The Suspicious Beggar is an NPC in Bloodborne. He can be sent to Iosefka's Clinic or Oedon Chapel.

The Suspicious Beggar is first discovered, breathless, standing above several mauled bodies and eating one of them. He asks the Hunter if they were responsible for killing the Snake Parasite below the balcony, then thanks them and asks if they know of any safe places. He'll give you two Pungent Blood Cocktails upon answering with a yes. The Suspicious Beggar is actually a massive Abhorrent Beast in disguise, and when attacked, he will transform into his true form.


The Suspicious Beggar can be found in the Forbidden Woods. After riding down the elevator in the building by the lamp, drop down on the path ahead and turn left, then enter the building across the small bridge and go up the ramp to the right. Go out the window, follow the path up the ladder to the left and you will find him after traversing the gears above where you can find the Cannon.

Note: If you wait for the red moon to appear before meeting him, he will disappear for the rest of the playthrough.


  • If sent to the Oedon Chapel:
    • He will slowly murder each of the NPCs that the Hunter sends there, although if you talk to him afterward, he'll give you Beast Blood Pellets.
    • On arrival, he will kill the first NPC. Afterwards, for every boss you defeat (Chalice bosses included), he will kill another NPC. With each NPC he kills, he will reward you with Beast Blood Pellets when spoken to. The NPCs killed will also drop the items they would have dropped if you had killed them yourself. After killing the last NPC, and talking to him to receive your rewards/gifts, he will vanish when you reload the area. (have not been able to find him after he left). Aggroing him will not change the system by which he kills the survivors.



  • If sent to Iosefka's Clinic:
    • When the player gains entry to the clinic they will find a passive Celestial Mob, hunched over in a corner by a bench, which will drop the beast rune when killed.


  • If you withold information:
    • No effect.






Forbidden Woods Encounter:

"Blimey! Don't scare me like that. On a night like this... I took you for a monster."

"Oh, thank the stars, you're fairly normal... Was it you put down that awful beast?"

"Oh, that thing had me be trembling, frozen in me boots. And then you came along."

"Well... if you're a hunter... then..."

"Would you know of any safe havens?"

If sent to Oedon Chapel or Iosefka's Clinic:

"Well... I will be! Thank you!"

"It's about time I made a move. I can't very well stay out on me own..."

"Oh you've given me hope... Terribly kind of you."

"Take this. It's all I can offer as thanks." (gives Pungent Blood Cocktail)

"Thank you. It's about time I made a move."

"I can't very well stay out on me own...""

If withheld locations:

"Oh yeah, of course not... I should've known."

"This whole place's falling apart, once again..."

"It's the curse of Yharnam..."

Oedon Chapel Encounter:

"Ah, hello again."

"I owe this to you. It's a wonderful place."

"They even let beggars like myself in!"

"What's better, we keep our distance, don't step on anyone's toes, right?"

"The way proper Yharnamites ought to live!"

"Oh, let me share something with you."

"My secret stash. Really prime stuff..."

"Ah, hello again."

"I really do owe you a terrible lot."

"Finding me such a nice place to live."

"This is a smashing place."

"it's everything Yharnam ever had, and more!"

After the transformation:

"Oh, you are a sick puppy! You drink the blood of half the town, and now this! And you talk of beasts? You hunters are the real killers!"

"Have you got a screw loose? Or is it your... animal intuition"

"You hunters have got more blood on your hands."

"Die! Die, die! Hunters are killers, nothing less! You call ME a beast? A Beast!? What would you know? I didn't ask for this!"

"Rancid beasts, every last one of us..."


  1. Fight him in the Forbidden Woods. Attack him a few times and he will transform, health replenished.
    1. It is advised to fight him on the balcony as the player can exploit the small doorway connecting it to the building and attack with impunity. Just watch out for his attack that causes the ground to throw you up against the ceiling.
    2. When transformed, he is extremely weak to poison. Three Poison Knives will poison him and remove about a third of his health. You can find some right next to him near the balcony edge. Once he transforms retreat to the doorway and throw a knife, wait for the poison to wear off and throw another, just make sure to retreat back to stay out of range of his ground pound attack.
    3. Alternatively, you can roll off the balcony, which should make him stand on the edge. He should be within shooting or throwing distance, but be unable to attack.
    4. If the Suspicious Beggar is outside of Oedon Chapel, you can attack him until he transforms. Like other enemies, he will not be able to enter the cathedral. You can safely attack him from inside, preferably with ranged attacks. Killing him successfully, he will drop the Beast Rune. Alternatively, use Shaman Bone Blade onto the Kidnapper and bait him to attack the Beggar.
    5. He will be transformed into one of the Celestial Beings and drop the beast rune. Note, you will not get the large number of echoes from killing him this way like you can with the other two ways.





  • His dialogues suggest that beasts are sentient beings. Despite his murderous nature, he considers the hunters as more bloodthirsty and merciless than the beasts, while the beasts preying on the others for daily need and hunger are far more normal than those who hunt beasts just because they're beasts.
  • The Harrowed Hood suggested the Begger was once a Church Hunter who obfuscated his identity and served as the first line of defense against the Beast Outbreak, he instead became a sentient beast himself. It could also be the side effect of the Beast's Embrace rune.
  • It is also a known fact the beasts were once humans, as suggested by Djura.
  • His act of murdering other NPCs is similar to the behavior of Yurt the Silent Chief from Demon's Souls.
  • He wears the Madman Leggings and Harrowed Hood. As of The Old Hunters DLC it can be obtained as a part of the Harrowed set. (Only if you own the DLC)
  • He is voiced by the same man as the Blood Minister.


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    • Anonymous

      31 May 2021 00:35  

      It's possible to use the holy moonlight sword to double-thrust visceral the beggar, skipping his transformation and killing him outright.

      • Anonymous

        19 Feb 2021 21:11  

        The way I think of it, Darkbeasts are people who adamantly despise the eldritch truth. Regular beasts are associated with "stupidity," but Darkbeasts possess an electrical power that directly counters the likes of the Healing Church's kin patients, or even Ebrietas and Rom, which makes me think they're willfully ignorant.

        I can't say I blame them, really. Everything that went wrong with the city was because of this impossible endeavor into concepts beyond human reckoning—if there even IS and eldritch truth, or if it would even be tenable.

        The only other place we see these blue sparks aside from the Darkbeasts and Archibald's tools, strangely enough, is emanating from the corpse of Kos when the Orphan screams... I wonder if that represents the Orphan's desire to remain hidden from humanity? To keep you ignorant of the secret?

        • Anonymous

          23 Oct 2020 06:48  

          Weird/funny story, I've played before but not ng+ , on my second time I forgot to talk to him, and went back right before wet nurse, he was gone and suprising the old lady (but see didn't have sedatives around) was there instead of by the the church. I went to Iosephkas (I already killed her) checked around and didn't see anything new).

          • Anonymous

            28 Aug 2020 11:03  

            He has low poison resistance, x2 poison throwing knives will take 3/4 of his hp leaving him easy to finish off.

            • Anonymous

              23 Aug 2020 16:58  

              Strange story...i took this douchebag to oedon and when i learned he will kill all npc there i wanted kill him but every punch for him was like nothing but after he killed next npc i hitted him (cause i wanted at least punch that douchebag if i cant kill him) but he reacted to that i was surprised i attacked him directly without any buffs etc. Then he turned into monster it took me a while to kill him but i made it at least i saved creepy but nice guy and blonde wh...lady who likes men very much...btw he kills npc every time you kill most powerfull enemy in area for example shadow of yharnam also he killed old lady and lady in black (i forget her name :p) so i guess he kills npc in specific order

              • Anonymous

                10 Mar 2020 14:19  

                If you sent him to the Chapel and then regret it or want to fight him but he doesn't react to your attacks or has an "invincible glitch" backstab him and he will instantly transform and you will save the rest of the chapel.

                • 09 Mar 2020 02:01  

                  I am very surprised that Iosefka can successfully bind this guy down and turn him into a Celestial Being. I don't want to judge this situation too harshly, but wouldn't he just be able to transform while on the operating table?

                  • Anonymous

                    13 Jan 2020 11:00  

                    you must have an 50 iq and lower if you send this guy to the chapel i mean he is sitting near corpses covered in blood

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Jan 2020 04:14  

                      His monologue is really intriguing though. Was Djura right? Are beasts sentient? Are hunters really the lesser evil compared to beasts? It's not like you're actually saving anyone throughout the night, everyone in the chapel goes crazy or dies, the exception being the chapel dweller, who was already there and thus would have been fine anyway

                      • Anonymous

                        14 Dec 2019 08:18  

                        Anybody know if the order he kills the survivors in is completely random? Or is it in the order you sent them to the safe place or something like that?

                        • Anonymous

                          06 Sep 2019 13:21  

                          Sending him to Iosefka is boring, and sending him to odeon is very counterproductive so killing him right there is the best idea. At least i thought so.

                          • Anonymous

                            07 Jun 2018 21:48  

                            Yeah, when I was going through the Forbidden Forest, I saw this guy and instantly attacked because I thought he was an enemy... wasn't prepared for his to turn into a beast .

                            • Anonymous

                              23 May 2018 04:56  

                              I didn’t know he was gonna kill my friends, and the old lady, I should’ve known he was no good given the pool of blood he was in

                              • Anonymous

                                29 Apr 2018 02:56  

                                I sent every npc, save the skeptical man, to Ieosefka's Clinic; There, he killed the skeptical man and then the chapel dweller. Attacking him directly after his final murder yielded no results, and going back to the hub to "refresh" Cathedral ward only led to the beggar's sudden and unexplained disapearence. Is he simply gone from the game or is there a place he goes after everyone is dead?

                                • Anonymous

                                  24 Feb 2018 21:35  

                                  Was talking to him at the chapel and a Snatcher attacked us both, transforming him into the beast. Nonetheless it surprised both of us as he took the Snatcher out with ease and I eventually finished him off!

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