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Badeline as depicted in the credits

Other names Part of You
Part of Me
Adorable Goth Madeline(by Theo)
Age Indeterminate[1]
Gender Female[2]
Pronouns she/her
Status Alive (as part of Madeline)

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Badeline is a major character and antagonist-turned-deuteragonist in Celeste. Known in-game as Part of (Madeline) or variations thereof, she haunts Madeline on several occasions, attempting to convince her to turn back and stop climbing the mountain. Following the events of Reflection, she starts helping Madeline through her journeys.

Outside of Celeste, she and Madeline make an appearance in the Nintendo Switch version of TowerFall, an earlier game by Maddy Thorson, as playable characters.[3] Additionally, Badeline makes an appearance on many pieces of Celeste-associated merchandise, often alongside Madeline.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Badeline, being a part of Madeline, appears similar to Madeline, though with different colors. Her hair is usually purple, though it changes to blue and pink in the Other Self variant with 0 and 2 dashes respectively, her skin is significantly greyer, and her eyes are an unusual red-orange color. The colors of Badeline's clothing also differ from Madeline's, as Badeline's jacket is a darker purple and her pants are greyer in some appearances.

In her boss form used in Reflection, Badeline's hair expands out in a tentacle-like form in six directions, making her seem a lot larger.

Appearance in gameplay[edit | edit source]

As a gameplay mechanic, Badeline appears in:

  • Old Site (all sides) in the form of Badeline Chasers, which follow Madeline's movements and kill her on contact;
  • Reflection (6A and 6B) as a Badeline Boss, which shoots Madeline with patterns of projectiles and lasers and flees when touched by Madeline;
  • the very end of 6A, The Summit (all sides), Core (8A and 8B), and Farewell as Badeline orbs, which boost Madeline up by a good amount or to the next screen.
  1. Badeline could be anywhere from a few days old (it can be argued that she's "born" at the start of the game) to Madeline's actual age, which is also indeterminate.
  2. Her status as trans is disputed, as the official confirmation does not mention it.
  3. Goslin, Austen (August 28, 2018). "TowerFall arrives on Nintendo Switch this September". Polygon. Retrieved January 9, 2021.