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Amygdala (Bloodborne)

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Amygdala is one of the Great Ones that appears in Bloodborne as a boss.


Amygdala is a monstrous entity with a spider-like body, a short tail and what appears to be a fly-like head with many bulbous eyes that bulge when it uses its arcane attack. It has six-fingered hands on its eight arms, and reptilian talons on its two legs. Unlike the Lesser Amygdala, Amygdala does not have tentacles on its head.


It is unknown what Amydala is like or what it has to do with the Lesser Amygdala, but it is said that the Great Ones are "sympathetic" in nature, so it is believed that it wants to watch over humanity and "help", humanity's inability to comprehend them complicating such an ideal.

It is worshiped by humanity as a deity, the School of Mensis having various statues of it found all across its architecture. It seems to desire human sacrifices, as one of its followers - Patches the Spider - sends humans to it to be offered in tribute on a regular basis.

Powers and Abilities

Not much is given on what sort of powers Amygdala possesses, but it can be assumed that it has all of the basic powers of a Great One. Amygdala is immortal, having lived through a considerable sum of humanity's history, but its flesh-and-blood nature makes it kill-able by mortal means. Like all Great Ones, it's very presence grants people insight, essentially boosting one's madness.



  • Amygdala (plural: Amygdalae) means "Almond" in Latin and "Almond" or "Almond Tree" in Greek (ἀμυγδάλη). Amygdala is also the name of a lobe in the brain that triggers high emotional responses, most importantly fear.
  • Whether or not Amygdala's influence is what turned Patches into a spider-creature or if he always was a spider-creature in the first place is never given, but due to the Lovecraftian nature of the Great Ones and Amygdala's spider-like qualities the former is most likely.

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