Black Chomper
Creatures black chomper
The Church
The Grave
Train Wreck dream
Final Dreamscene
The Cellar
Church Ruins (corpse)
Behavior Aggressive
Attack type Melee
Drops Odd Meat
Health High
Running Speed Fast/Very Fast
Stamina Unknown
View Distance Unknown
Damage ~30 (High)
Notes Can be baited with Meat.
Release Initial release
Black Chompers are extremely aggressive creatures in Darkwood. They attack the player during dream sequences and the Prologue. One black chomper will also appear behind a locked door if the player messes with the radio in the basement of the Epilogue, but cannot attack the player.

They are pitch-black carnivores that emit a dark, inky miasma. They attack on sight and are the stronger, more aggressive version of the Red Chomper.

When being killed, Black Chompers drop Odd Meat.

Strategy Edit

The fact that these are essentially stronger Red Chompers and the player won't be able to face one with their preferred gear or any healing items makes them difficult to deal with, but the basic method is the same; don't get cornered and keep your distance, sprint/dodge out of the way of their lunging attack then punish with a charged hit. Four or five good hits should do it.

Dialogue Edit

The Church


The Grave

"Can you hear it?
Can you hear their song?"

Trivia Edit

  • Chompers can be split in half with a melee weapon, revealing the lower half of the body, the legs, to be human, while the monstrous Chomper head is still trying to chase and attack the player, leaving a trail of blood behind, until it is killed.
  • The imagery for the Black Chomper is that of the Red Chomper, except black-colored and emanating dark tendrils.
  • If the player goes into the basement of the Apartment during the Epilogue and turns on the radio near the Jar, then changes channels until it goes silent, then heads to the southwesternmost hallway, an unmoving black chomper can be seen through the door north of the Mushrooms. Thankfully, this chomper cannot reach the player.
  • The black chomper in The Church chants about a white dress, black box, and red swing, for "my girls". The White Dress can be found at the Burned Houses, which also contain a red see-saw. The Strange Box is black and looking into the container holding it is what provokes the chomper to attack.
    • It is heavily implied that this chomper and the Madman from the Church Ruins are the same entity, or at least somehow very closely related, as they both carry the Medallion, they both reference their daughters (presumably the girls pictured on said medallion), and killing the black chomper in the dream will cause its corpse to appear in the church ruins instead of the madman. Similarly, other madmen appear to be undergoing transformations into Red Chompers.
  • Game files mention a test "Blue Chomper".


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