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Eide serves as the pseudo main antagonist for Night in the Woods and is a member of The Cult.

Background

Not much is known of Eide's personality or motives, but it can be derived from Mae's final encounter with them that their main goal is to sacrifice Mae to the Black Goat. Eide is the only member that the player can distinguish from the others because he wears a unique outfit, with a miner's helmet . Eide seems to have a strong connection to the Black Goat, which may explain their unnatural abilities.

Appearance

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Eide's silhouetted head

Eide is presumed to be a cat, and are never shown outside their dark silhouette. Despite this, we know that they wear the cultist coat, and a unique helmet with what appears to have a lantern built-in.

Their facial features are also shown, albeit briefly. Eide has three curly tufts on each side of their cheeks, as well as curly hair, and one cut on each of their ears.

Story

Throughout the game, Mae and her friends seem to constantly run into Eide. Towards the end of Harfest, Mae witnesses Eide either subduing or killing a teenager before slinging the body over they're shoulder and running off. Mae catches up to Eide, as they seemingly passed through a solid fence and is able to make a clean getaway.. They are the mysterious figure following Mae and Bea through the graveyard, the one Angus tries to talk to on the hill at Possum Jump, and is implied to be chasing Mae and Gregg through the Historical Society, being visible through one of the windows

Eide is also the one Gregg shoots with a crossbow during a confrontation with Mae, where they are first shown to speak, and after which, retreats while howling like a wolf. Eide is later seen in the mine with the other cult members, and seems extremely resentful about being shot. After the cult allows the band to leave, they appear in the elevator, and attempts to drag Mae back down. Eide's arm is severed when either Gregg or Bea and Angus release the elevator and Eide is presumably crushed. It is presumed that Eide is the only known cult member to be officially dead.

Supernatural abilities

Eide demonstrates an ability to either teleport or pass through walls, as they do on at least two occasions. First is when he appears on the other side of the fence during the Harvest festival, a fence that Eide would not have been able to climb quick enough while carrying someone, and the second is when they appear suddenly in the mine elevator even though the elevator does not move.

Though the other cultists stated that the band wasn't going to be harmed by the cult, it can be assumed that they somehow bypassed their comrades to get to Mae without being seen or stopped by the other cultists.

The first occurrence of Eide's apparent powers most likely caused Mae to believe them to be a ghost. This is the leading factor in why no one believes her, as these apparent supernatural abilities are too extreme to be considered true.

Theories

Some believe Eide is actually Ed Shudder, one of the original people who discovered the Black Goat who could've granted them immortality along with other powers. One of the cultists even states that Ed could supposedly "walk through walls", something that Eide also seems capable of.

Another possibility is that Eide is actually a heavily brainwashed Casey Hartley, who could've been indoctrinated into the Cult instead of being sacrificed. This could explain Eide grabbing Mae as a last ditch attempt to get her to stay and not abandon him again.

Other suspects for Eide's true identity include Scamz, and Mae's grandfather.

Trivia

  • Eide actually appears partially transparent at certain points in the game, most noticeable when he's in the mine.
  • Eide's coat moves in the coal mine as if there was a wind, despite the fact that none of the other cultist's coats were.
  • For unknown reasons, Eide is noticeably missing from Lurv's punishment.
  • Despite the popular belief of Eide only having one cut on their right , similar to Mae's, They actually have two, one cut on each ear.

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