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The NPCs in Enter the Gungeon and Exit the Gungeon play a crucial role in progressing the game. Every NPC has a particular purpose, but there's a lot of overlap. A large number of the NPCs are vendors.

List of Major NPCs[edit | edit source]

These are NPCs that provide services to the player, change the game in some way, or are otherwise major or iconic characters.

Appearance Name Description
Shopkeeper.png Bello Runs shops in the Gungeon.
Ox.png Cadence.png Ox and Cadence Store clerk and owner of the shop in The Breach.
Drunkard.png Drunkard Tells stories about the Bosses and the NPCs of The Breach.
Sherpa.png Tinker In charge of operating and fixing the shortcut elevators.
Frifle.png Grey Mauser.png Frifle and the Grey Mauser Hand out hunting quests in The Breach. Quests can be completed to unlock new items.
Bowler.png Bowler Allows the player to enter a rainbow run instead of a normal run.
NPC Winchester.png Winchester Runs a shooting range in the Gungeon. Rewards the player with chests of different rarities based on their performance.
Gunsling King.png Manservantes.png Gunsling King and Manservantes Issues room challenges in the Gungeon. Rewards players with items upon completion.
Ser Manuel.png Monster Manuel.png Ser Manuel Teaches players how to survive the Gungeon. Occasionally appears in secret rooms as Monster Manuel and gifts players an item or gun.
NPC Blockner.png Blockner Ser Manuel's rival.
TheSellCreep.png Sell Creep Found in shops, takes items and guns and gives Money.png in return.
The Lost Adventurer.png The Lost Adventurer Rewards players with items for completing the current dungeon map.
Ledge Goblin.png Ledge Goblin Hangs around a ledge.
Blacksmith.png Blacksmith Runs a shop in the Forge. Collects the ingredients for The Bullet That Can Kill The Past from players.
Resourceful Rat.png Resourceful Rat Steals the player's items in the Gungeon. Offers up to three free guns if the player has taken a shortcut.
Professor Goopton.png Professor Goopton Runs a shop in The Breach and another in the Gungeon.
Truck Shopkeeper.png Trorc Runs a shop in The Breach and another in the Gungeon.
Blank Shopkeeper.png Old Red Runs a shop in the Gungeon.
Curse Shopkeeper.png Cursula Runs a shop in the Gungeon.
Key Shopkeeper.png Flynt Runs a shop in the Gungeon.
Doug.png Doug Runs a shop in The Breach.
Sorceress.png Sorceress Grants players a blessing for their next run.
Tonic.png Tonic Allows the player to toggle Turbo Mode, which increases game speed.
Daisuke.png Daisuke Enables Challenge Mode for the next run.
Doctors.png Patches and Mendy Run the smash tent in the Gungeon. Fully heals the player. Gives the Robot either one Junk, the Bottle, or a piece of armour.
Synergrace.png Synergrace Runs a shop in the Gungeon where the player can purchase a synergy chest.
Vampire.png Vampire Appears in the Gungeon and allows the player to trade half a heart for Money.png. Gives 20 Money.png multiplied by the floor's price multiplier for each half heart. Has a small chance of granting the same effect as a Blood shrine.
Witches.png Witches Allows the player to exchange a gun for a different gun and 2 curse.
The new gun will either be the same quality or one quality higher than the gun given.
Old Man.png Old Man Gifts players one item or a gun. Refuses to give the player an item or gun if playing in co-op.
Brother Albern.png Truth Chest.png Brother Albern Asks the player a question and rewards them with a pickup, item, or gun.
Save Button.png Save Button Option to save and exit at the end of each floor, resuming the run at a later time.

List of Minor NPCs[edit | edit source]

These are typically minor characters that do nothing for the player other than provide dialogue.

Icon Name Description
Gunknights Gungeon.png Gunknights Guards the entrance to the Gungeon, barring entry to the player until they play (or skip) the tutorial.
Circle Knight and Square Knight Stands to the left and right of the Sorceress, protecting her.

List of NPCs in Exit the Gungeon[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Description
XtG Sorceress.png Sorceress Delivers introductory dialogue to the player upon them beginning a new save file, and blesses the player's gun at the beginning of every run.
XtG Drunkard.png Drunkard Delivers special lines of dialogue to the player upon them defeating a Boss for the first time, or unlocking a new NPC.
XtG Ser Manuel.png Ser Manuel Guides the player through the tutorial.
XtG Tailor.png Tailor the Tinker Discusses with the player about Routes, and eventually creates Route Switcher.
Route Switcher.png Route Switcher Allows the player to switch Routes.
XtG Bello.png Bello Manages the Shop, selling items to passing Gungeoneers.
XtG Ox Fullbody.pngXtG Cadence.png Ox and Cadence Allows the player to spend Hegemony Credit.png in the Underbreach to unlock new items and guns.
Hattori.PNG Hattori Allows the player to spend Hegemony Credit.png in the Underbreach to unlock Hats.
XtG Winchester.png Winchester Hosts 'Winchesters Original Game' in the Gungeon, allowing Gungeoneers to play for prizes in return for Money.png.
Snails.png Snails Allows the player to spend Hegemony Credit.png in the Underbreach to unlock Skins.
Manservantes and the Usurped King.png Manservantes and the Usurped King Hosts 'Just Desserts Golfing' in the Gungeon, allowing Gungeoneers to play for prizes in return for Money.png.
XtG Doug.png Doug Appears in the Underbreach occasionally, allowing the player to spend Hegemony Credit.png to unlock special Guns and Items.
XtG Old Man.png Old Man Appears randomly in the Gungeon. Gives the player a free, random item.
XtG Patches.png XtG Mendy.png Patches and Mendy Appears randomly in the Gungeon. Fully heals the player.
XtG Trorc.png Trorc Appears randomly in the Gungeon. Sells items for Money.png.
XtG Daisuke.png Daisuke Appears randomly in the Gungeon. Spawns a chest for the player. Chest quality depends on the level of the player's combo.
XtG Prof Goopton.png Professor Goopton Appears randomly in the Gungeon. Sells items for Money.png.
XtG Old Red.png Old Red Appears randomly in the Gungeon. Sells blank related items for Money.png.
XtG Flynt.png Flynt Appears randomly in the Gungeon. Sells items for Money.png.
XtG Resourceful Rat.png Resourceful Rat Appears in the shop, selling the player the Rat Key for 50Money.png, allowing them to unlock more NPCs.
XtG Gunknights.png Gunknights Bars entry to the Gungeon until the player has completed (or skipped) the Tutorial.

Gives the player different Hats in reward for completing the various levels of Beastmode.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Just like how Tonic is a reference to Sonic the Hedgehog, Snails is a reference to Sonic's fox friend, Miles "Tails" Prower. Snails having two shells is a reference to how Tails has two tails which enable him to fly and keep up with Sonic.