He has limited interactions with the player. He will only recite a rhyme, nervously, when the Protagonist comes near:
- "One little bear ate some soup, then the second bear came along. Four little bears made a little pow! Along came another bear, and the bears were five."
If the protagonist attempts to force him out of the room to be brought back to the Elephants, he will start screaming this rhyme. If the player has killed Mushroom Granny to enter the room he will cry. Upon reaching the Swamp Cottage, the mother Elephant will take him into another room, where he will be kept for the rest of the game. The protagonist can show items to him, but not talk or otherwise interact with him.
- Before Alpha 10, the Child would disappear after being sent to his room by the Elephant mother, after being "rescued".
- The rhyme that the Child mutters is actually the code to the Old Shed's locked door. 1-2-4-5
- If the player kills Mushroom Granny to enter the room, a note will be found on the floor of the Swamp Cottage (once he's returned home). It's a rough drawing of a monster standing in a doorway; this, most likely, is the player.
|Major characters||Bike Man • Chicken Lady • Child • Cripple • Doctor • Elephants • Mirror • Mushroom Granny • Musician • Piotrek • Protagonist • Snail • Soldier • Talking Tree • The Three • Trader • Wolfman|
|Minor characters||Dial-eyed Man • Half-Dead Man • Half-Dead Woman • Hannah • Janek • Madman • Pretty Lady|