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I'm gonna take your CAɴᴅʏ.
 
— It's a Bully when speaking to the Player (before taking the Player's items)

It's a Bully (The Bully, or just Bully) is the tertiary antagonist in Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning and Baldi's Basics - Field Trip. He is a poorly modeled humanoid male that stands still around the school blocking the hallways, presumably existing in the game because it is believed that "every good school needs a good bully!", according to his description in the Principal's Office.

Description

It's a Bully appears as a poorly-modeled CGI human figure with an orange ellipsoid for a torso, blue cylinders for limbs, and small, peach-colored balls for hands and feet. Both arms and legs have the same model. He has an incredibly distorted and malformed face with so-called "beady" eyes (due to the overall dithering effect), a gaping mouth with orange lips that clips into where his neck would be, a wide asymmetrical nose and brown hair. He doesn't wear shoes, and he has a brown text floating from the left side next to his head that says "THIS IS A BULLY" in all-caps. His pose appears to be in the middle of a run cycle.

Personality

Being the school bully, It's a Bully's only antagonize-worthy hobby is taking items upon getting close to the protagonist, making him to appear as selfish and greedy. He thinks if the protagonist has no items, they shouldn't pass. This shows that It's a Bully likes to get what he wants.

Mechanics

Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning

It's a Bully will stand still around the start or end of hallways in the school, sometimes switching positions as he might block the protagonist's path completely.

If the protagonist attempts to approach It's a Bully, he will steal a random item from their inventory. Afterwards, he will mysteriously vanish and let the protagonist pass. However, if the protagonist approaches It's a Bully with nothing in their inventory, he will continue to block the protagonist's path, forcing the protagonist to go another way, if there is one.

It's a Bully is assumed to be the lowest threat of the bunch as he is stationary and only really blocks one hall at a time, but he can still be a problem if the protagonist is running from Baldi (especially if he is right behind them) and the Bully just so happens to get in the way, forcing the protagonist to either change paths or sacrifice an item. The protagonist must keep in mind that It's a Bully will take any of their three items, so they must be willing to give up any of said items. It's a Bully cannot be pushed with the usage of BSoda, nor even can be pushed by Gotta Sweep.

It's a Bully can be passed if the door is open long enough.

If Principal of the Thing spots him in the halls, he will send him to detention and open up the path that the bully was blocking, allowing the protagonist to pass.

It's a Bully has a cool-down time of ninety seconds.

Baldi's Basics - Field Trip

It's a Bully will hide behind the forest tree. He will stalk the protagonist endlessly until caught, once he catches the player he will come out from behind the tree and take the protagonist's sticks. This can be a big problem when the fire is almost out, the protagonist must avoid him if they see any tree that appears to be moving or if witnessing It's a Bully behind it.

Trivia

  • It's a Bully's model was actually created by Mystman12 years before the development for Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning started.
  • There's an unused image called "PlaceFace" in the game's files which appears to be a non-distorted version of this character's head, seen in screenshots on the developer's Twitter. The final model of It's a Bully's head does seem to use the distorted and water effect. The unused image can still be found in the Baldi's Basics - Field Trip behind a secret door outside of the map.
  • The line "I'm gonna take your candy" has been inspired by the YouTube video "preschool bully" by PilotRedSun, according to Mystman12 during his stream on playing the game for the first time. The video can be found here.
    • All of It's a Bully's voice lines have an echo effect applied to the last word. This strengthens the theory that elements of this character are a reference to the aforementioned PilotRedSun video.
    • According to one of Mystman12's tweets,[1] he is a fan of the YouTube channel PilotRedSun which explains It's a Bully's appearance and voice lines.
  • The large "THIS IS A BULLY" text may be a reference to bad anti-bullying videos.
  • If the protagonist gets close to the Bully, he will say a random line, even if the protagonist has not given him an item.
  • Prior to version update 1.3 of the original non-full game, It's a Bully will not be taken to detention directly upon being spotted by the Principal of the Thing.
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    It's a Bully being stored under the map along with a notebook.

  • When It's a Bully disappears after an encounter or isn't being used, he is stored underneath the map.
  • According to his description in the Principal's Office, his presence is considered necessary. Ironically, one of the rules on some of the posters state "no bullying".
  • His voice and Principal of the Thing are very identical (most likely because they're both voiced by their creator Mystman12, who also voiced most of the other characters in the game).
  • In the "Thank you!" image from the kickstarter, It's a Bully's lips are red due to the model not having the dithering effect unlike the sprite in-game.

Quotes

Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning

Sound Transcript Description
Bully gonnatake
I'm gonna take your CAɴᴅʏ. Played when the protagonist approaches the bully.
Bully great
Give me something GRᴇᴀ. Another voice line for when the player approaches the bully.
Bully minenow
I'll take that, it's mine ɴᴏ. Played when the bully steals one of the protagonist's items.
Bully donation
Thanks for the generous DONᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. Another voice line for when he is stealing one of the protagonist's items.
Bully noitems
What?! No items? No items, no ᴘᴀss. Played when the protagonist tries to pass him without any items.

Field Trip demo

Sound Transcript Description
BUL Sticks
I want those STɪᴄᴋs. When he steals the protagonist's sticks in the Field Trip demo.

Gallery

References

  1. https://twitter.com/mystman12/status/1008196382304407553
  2. https://twitter.com/mystman12/status/1030465507701534725

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