|“||Sheep, sheep, sheep, It's time for sleep. Rest your head. It's time for bed. In the morning, you may wake. Or in the morning, you'll be dead. Hear me, Bendy! Arise from the darkness! Arise and claim my offering! Free me! I beg you! I summon you, ink demon! Show your face and take this tender sheep!||„|
|~ Sammy summoning Ink Bendy.|
Sammy Lawrence is a supporting antagonist in the Bendy franchise.
He is a major antagonist in Bendy and the Ink Machine, a supporting character in the novel Dreams Come to Life and the tritagonist of Boris and the Dark Survival. In the first game, he is the central antagonist of Chapter 2, a minor character in Chapter 3 and the secondary antagonist of Chapter 5.
Based on the merchandise, Sammy Lawrence is set to return in the second installment Bendy and the Dark Revival, although his role is unknown.
He was the former director of the music department at Joey Drew Studios who was corrupted by the Ink Machine.
He was voiced by Aaron Landon, who is a developer of the game.
Sammy Lawrence was the music department director at Joey Drew Studios, managing the orchestra and sound recording. It is currently unknown why he became trapped in the studio, but at some point, he was corrupted by the ink from the Ink Machine and turned into a humanoid monster.
Boris and the Dark Survival
Sammy appears as a playable character, but first needs to be unlocked.
Bendy and the Ink Machine
Chapter 2: The Old Song
Sammy first appeared wandering the hallways but disappears when approached.
After Henry activates the flow pump to remove the ink from the office door, he appears in the projector booth, watching Henry. After Henry activates the Pump Control in Sammy's office, he is knocked unconscious by Sammy, who is standing above him, mumbling. Henry wakes up, tied up by Sammy, who is wanting to sacrifice him to Ink Bendy as a way to have him be freed from his ink-covered form. He taunts Henry, repeatedly referring to him as "sheep", then tries to release Ink Bendy on him. However, the creature turns on him and attacks, leaving only his mask behind (and ink splatter) as shown in the post-credits. Henry escapes and runs from Ink Bendy, but makes it out alive. Despite this attack, Sammy is revealed to be alive later in Chapter 5.
Chapter 5: The Last Reel
Sammy is revealed to be still alive, smashing through a boarded doorway in the Lost One's Village. The berserk Sammy charges towards Henry with an axe, determined to kill him. After Henry hits Sammy enough times with the Gent Pipe, his mask falls off and he hides his face in shame. Upon approaching him, Sammy throws Henry to the ground; before he can deal the finishing blow, Tom sneaks behind him and hacks his axe into the side of Sammy's head, killing him for good as he dissolves and returns back to the ink.
Bendy and the Dark Revival
Sammy will return in the upcoming second game in an unknown role.
While it is unknown exactly how he looked as a human, Sammy as an ink monster appears as a black, inky humanoid figure with elongated arms and legs. He wears white overalls similar to Boris', and the head of a Bendy cardboard cutout as a mask. The mouth is punched out, allowing him to speak clearly. He also seemingly lacks in feet. Under his mask, he is almost faceless. He lacks almost all facial features, even ears, leaving only his eye-sockets partially visible. His human form is described as pointy and birdlike.
Before his corruption, Sammy appeared to have been a sarcastic, but hardworking guy. However, afterward, he is extremely mentally ill with a bloodlust and a sadistic desire to serve Ink Bendy, though he really wants freedom from his ink form and the studio that he is imprisoned in. He doesn't seem to remember much of his former life, although he recognizes Henry, though he dismisses this.
- While in the room where he summons Ink Bendy, Sammy can be heard singing what could be a poem or song.
- It is unknown how Sammy can see while wearing his mask as it has no sign of eyeholes or anything else that could help him see.
- It's possibly implied Sammy was racist and sexist in Dreams Come to Life as Tom Connor claimed Sammy, "Wasn't used to giving someone like him respect" and it's implied by Buddy Tom is black. Sammy calls Tom and Lancie Lambert by their first name which Buddy and possibly Tom views as disrespect. However, an audio log in chapter 2 had Sammy call Joey by his first name indicating it was a habit (which Buddy proposed it could be) and not racism or sexism.
- If the player collects all of the musical items in the game's third chapter, Sammy's voice can be heard.
- Sammy Lawrence on the Bendy and the Ink Machine Wiki.
- Sammy Lawrence's Ink Monster form on the Bendy and the Ink Machine Wiki.
Bendy and the Ink Machine