For Our Consideration: Bloodborne’s twisted take on Christianity tells a tale of worship gone wrong

Of all the game’s enigmas and zealots, the most fascinating character in Bloodborne might be the Doll. She lives in The Hunter’s Dream, your ethereal base of operations, and she is its solitary constant, your companion throughout this terrible night. Whenever you return, there she is, gazing meditatively into the distance and awaiting your requests. Her existence alone raises a few questions: What is she? What is her life like? Is she even “alive”? But if you speak to her after a certain point in the story, she asks you a striking question of her own:

Hunters have told me about the church, about the gods and their love. But do the gods love their creations? I am a doll, created by you humans. Would you ever think to love me? Of course, I do love you. Isn’t that how you’ve made me?

The church she …

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