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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 & Learning. 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 the text about him in the Principal's Office.

Description

It's a Bully appears as a poorly-modeled CGI humanoid figure with an orange ellipsoid for a torso, blue cylinders for limbs, and small, peach-colored balls for hands and feet. He has an incredibly distorted and malformed face with dots for eyes, 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 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.

Mechanics

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 player's path completely.

If the player attempts to approach It's a Bully, he will steal a random item from their inventory. Afterwards, he will mysteriously vanish [he gets shot way down under the ground] and let the player pass. However, if the player approaches It's a Bully with nothing in their inventory, he will continue to block the player's path, forcing the player 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 player is running from Baldi (especially if he is right behind them) and the Bully just so happens to get in the way, forcing the player to either change paths or sacrifice an item. The player 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 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 player to pass.

Quotes

Sound Transcript
Bully gonnatake
I'm gonna take your CAɴᴅʏ.
Bully great
Give me something GRᴇᴀ.
Bully minenow
I'll take that, it's mine ɴᴏ.
Bully donation
Thanks for the generous DONᴀᴛɪᴏɴ.
Bully noitems
What?! No items? No items, no ᴘᴀss.

Trivia

  • It's a Bully is one of three characters that are presumably models, the others being Baldi and 1st Prize.
  • It's a Bully's model was actually created by Mystman12 years before the development for Baldi's Basics In Education & Learning started.
  • There's an unused image called "PlaceFace" in the game's files which appears to be an early version of this character, seen in screenshots on the developer's Twitter. The unused image consists of only a head.
    • The final model seems to use a distorted and crooked version of the unused "PlaceFace" sprite as its head.
    • The PlaceFace sprite is used by a test enemy that is disabled ingame.
  • The "I'm gonna take your candy" line may have been inspired by the YouTube video "preschool bully" by PilotRedSun
    • 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.
  • The large "THIS IS A BULLY" text may be a reference to bad anti-bullying videos.
  • If the Player gets close to the Bully, he will say a random line, even if the player has not given him an item.
  • Prior to version update 1.3, It's a Bully will not be taken to detention directly upon being spotted by the Principal of the Thing.
  • When It's a Bully disappears after an encounter or isn't being used, he is stored underneath the map.
  • It's a Bully is the only character that cannot be pushed using BSoda.
  • It's odd that his presence is considered necessary, considering one of the rules is "no bullying".
  • According to one of Mystman12's tweets[1] he is a fan of the Youtube channel PilotRedSun which explains It's a Bully's appearence and voice lines.
  • 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)
  • The Protagonist, Friend, 1st Prize, Playtime and It's a Bully are all the only known students in the game.
    • Arts and Crafters is also probably a student, too.
    • However, he could just be a sock puppet with a notebook collection.
  • It's a Bully's legs are the same model as his arms. So he doesn't have shoes.
  • He is presumably staying there for summer school.

Gallery

References

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

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