Suspicious Beggar

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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.

Location

The Suspicious Beggar can be found in the Forbidden Woods. After making your way through the first part of the Forbidden Woods or riding down the shortcut 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, traverse the gears above where you can find the Cannon, and the Beggar will be out on the rooftop eating a corpse.

If told about Oedon Chapel, the Suspicious Beggar will move just outside Oedon Chapel near the door across from the lantern, by a cart.

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

Destination

  • 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.

 

Drops

 

Dialogues

 

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..."

Strategies

  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.

 

Gallery

Afflicted Beggar Safe Havens Front Afflicted Beggar Child Eating Front Afflicted Beggar Howl Front

Trivia

  • 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

      I wonder if the beast he mentioned when first met was actually a vision same as what the hunter had during blood transfusion?

      • Anonymous

        I was an idiot and sent him to the Chapel without thinking. Triggered the invincibility glitch, tried every element attack, every weapon, every item I could to no avail. I restarted the game and the PS4, no dice. Went to and from hunters dream a few times, same deal.

        What finally worked was doing Exit Game after attacking him however many times, then immediately continuing my game (no restart of game). I spawn next to him instead of at the lantern. I attack him 3x, he transforms. I saved adella at least…

        • Anonymous

          Dont know how helpful this is but if you hit him in beggar form with a charged R2 then visceral his back he can go past a small wooden post and get stuck when he transforms. he will still do attacks but after the aoe attack you can run up and bonk him a few times to kill him

          • Anonymous

            Me, a hunter, unloading my handheld mortar (in self defence) on the starving homeless man (clearly a skinwalker) after he asked me for some spare change

            • Anonymous

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

              • Anonymous

                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

                  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

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

                    • Anonymous

                      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

                        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.

                        • 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

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

                                    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

                                      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

                                        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

                                          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!

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Just learned that if you trigger his transformation outside Oedon Chapel and refrain from killing him, he will remain in that spot even after defeating Rom and will transform back into a beast whenever you return. Prompting transformation does not stop him from eating other NPC's, though. However, I'd consider it a fair trade-off now that I can lead him throughout the Cathedral Ward, pitting him against anything in my way with the use of a Shaman Bone Blade :)

                                            "One sick puppy..." Buddy, if only you knew the length of my leash.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I just instakilled him before his transformation by using a visceral attack. He didn’t change or anything. Is there a downside to this?

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Does anyone else let Adella into the chapel then invite the suspicious beggar and let him kill her then kill him and invite the skeptical man? I mean Adella is the only one I hate.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I like to pretend that this guy actually is Archibald, the Darkbeast-obsessed scholar. Do I have evidence to back this up? Not really. But is there any reason NOT to think so?

                                                  It's also fun to believe that the Witch of Hemwick is Caryll, considering her proximity to the Rune Workshop Extractor.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    So I tried to kill him in the forbidden woods. It freaked me out to see him transform into this giant boss of a beast! So he kicks my ass and I'm like "Okay, I'll just leave him alone until I'm stronger." I went ahead and beat Rom and decided to come back for round 2. Much to my disappointment, attacking him without killing basically equates to withholding information, so he just peaces out once the blood moon triggers. :/

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      If he is sent to Cathedral Ward he becomes invincible. No matter how much you attack him he will not become hostile or transform.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        This guy scared the living snot out of me. I wish i had been more suprised tho. All the lessages kind of gave the suprise away. Its only my 1st play through also, which sucks. But ive made it this far atleast!

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If you cant figure out that he is a beast while he is eating fresh corpses in the forest than you've either been blinded by Eye Collectors gouging your eyes out, or were a victim of repeated Brainsucker Attacks until you had 70 or lower IQ left...

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I just killed him the very first time I met him. I figured anybody eating corpses cannot be anything else but a beast. Granted I was surprised when he turned but I managed to beat him without too much trouble nonetheless.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              he turns in to a giant werewolf that kinda resembles the Cleric Beast. he's really tough but you can run back in to the entryway and if you have the vials and bullets for it you can burn him with the flamethrower while taking some hits

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I sent im to Iosefka's Clinic but the old lady still died, so I am wondering if it is supposed to happen or if it was a bug.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I told him about iosefka's clinic, and then killed hi and got the rune. went to iosefka and she still acts as if i had sent her somebody. btw hes the first one i ascend to reassure u.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    When I first met him I had nowhere to send him so I just left him, after finding out he was evil I went back there to kill him and found 3 bodies there and he is now gone. Did he go elsewhere? I've never sent anyone anywhere so I'm confused

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      May this guy be the key for beasthood transformation? I'll let him kill any npc in ng plus and see what happens.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        So in my game I attacked him, not knowing he was an npc, and then ran away pissing my pants when he transformed. When I came back he was gone, but he still murdered the old lady. I don't know where he went just thought someone might find it helpful.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I was unaware that he was the one killing my NPC's! I lost the old lady and the nun my first play thru. I had no idea he could turn into the beast until that grave-robber monster that steals you away came up to me and tried to attack me and accidentally hit this guy too. he then proceeds to transform into said beast as I stumble backwards in a daze after that first hit.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Could this be a reference to Little Red Riding Hood ? I mean : we have a beast that is almost a Wolf, an Old lady killed by it, a woman in red that offers something, a hunter who kills the beast... This could be an interesting theory but mostly not connected to the Lores.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I invited him to stay at the chapel in the off chance he was actually a friendly NPC, but the fact that he stays outside the chapel to avoid the incense was a red flag. But hey, I don't trust the Oeden Chapel guy at first either. He's still the creepiest of any of the NPCs.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                his dialogue suggest he did not want to be be a beat and the hunter is evil for killing him but as soon as you send him to the chapel he kills someone, does he expect anyone to show him mercy if he is CHOOSING to kill people and not even trying to be good.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Not sure if I was bugged or what. Everyone was was alive before I fought Rom. Right after I beat Rom everyone was dead. He definitely didn't pick them off one by one. Guess I'll just bring the pain to him next play through.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    i never found him. i went today at the windmill and i have found the three dead bodies but he wasn't there. i'm a lot forward in the game i already killed yosefka and the old lady(i asked her for sedatives and she died right out the chapel), arianna is sick but he isn't out the chapel. when i went to yosefka i slain 2 blue monster but no one drop me a rune. anyone say something about where he is?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Djura's dialogue doesn't suggest the beasts were once humans, it suggests they ARE humans. You are asleep, the hunters dream catches you before you wake and sends you back to slumber. In reality its not you hunting the beasts in the street, its that you are a mad sleepwalker hunting the humans in the streets. Just take the enemy mobs for example, they have pitchforks and torches and walk around in mobs. THEY are the ones hunting you! The FIRST ending is perhaps the BEST ending in that you wake up and regain your humanity. Notice you wake up what appears to be wondering the streets. However this would suggest you are some sort of reject for the treatment.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Anyone else find it strange that he actually retains his sanity, intelligence, and speech in his beast form. Hell, he can even control when he wants to transform (or possibly may just be an instinct when you attack him). I don't recall any other person who has the ability, Gascoigne and every other person infected by the scourge were all mindless and blood-thirsty. I think this sort of proves that beast ARE humans as said by Djura, and you may just be a schizophrenic madman killing every human (beast) you find.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Did anyone get his exact dialogue? I was too busy being murdered to hear it. (In my defense, i was prepared for a scourge beast, not an abhorrent beast)

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            If you happen to kill Iosefka before the Paleblood Moon hangs low, it seems that sending him to the clinic will still turn him into a Celestial Mob even though she is dead. FromSoft must've not taken into account that you could kill her before actually sending any survivors to safe places. As it is, any survivor you send to the Clinic will become a Jello Head, regardless of whether or not Fake Iosefka is alive.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              This guy obvious Beast transformed but by the game lore/story, Oedon Chapel supposed to be safe ward which prevent beasts from getting in the chapel. Somehow, this guy just walk in and kill NPC(s). How come? its not making sense, its probably developer overlooks?

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Did my first playthrough without any outside info, didn't get a lot of npc's at the chapel (only had Arianna there). I thought he was a little sketchy so I went there immediately after sending him. Bastard killed the dweller so I went outside and killed him. A little curious how he was able to get into the chapel with the incense.. Also slightly annoyed that Arianna just sat there and watched. Bah, great game.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I first thought this guy was just used to test the player's naivete. But now I think this guy may actually be someone from the land of Loran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mU1jMd0MBQ Who knows how old he my actually be.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    It should be noted that if you have summoned a co-op player, they are unable to attack him if you attack him in the woods and cause him to transform. Not sure about other locations. My friend saw him as a shadow and couldn't help.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      So i did the terrible mistiake of sending him to Odeon Chapel. When i realised my mistake, i tried to kill him. But for some reason he takes no damage, and doesn't even react to me hitting him. Any help for me to kill the bastard?

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Found the clinic before I found the beggar, and killed the celestial mob I found inside, which dropped nothing noteworthy. Found the beggar later and sent him to the clinic. Went back to hunter's dream, then back to the clinic. Iosefka confirmed I had sent the beggar to her (she rewarded me). I went around back again to see if he had turned into a celestial mob so I could kill him and get the rune, but he wasn't there. All that was there was the body of the first celestial mob I had killed. I think I may have been screwed out a rune.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          I just attacked him with the beggar with the Whirligig's L2 and he didn't react to me until he suddenly dropped the +50 beast rune then transformed, I then killed him normally with poison in his transformed state and he dropped another +50 beast rune, now I have two +50 beast runes and I can equip both of them at the same time and they stack. This seems like a rather odd glitch so could someone else please try this out, this might be rather useful for a beast builds in the future if we can replicate it.

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Allied hunters cannot attack him once he transforms. I had an interesting time watching my ally try to attack the guy but get no reaction. I don't know if this is intentional or a bug.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              So logically... would it have been possible for Iosefka's impostor to trap, and perform experiments on this disguised, gigantic, electrified monster, and have no struggles doing so? I'd figure something with this much strength would've pummeled the fake doctor...

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