Picture this. You’re a leather-wearing daddy that’s also called Pinhead by your prey and, because you’ve got a cool ability that makes you teleport across the map when a person messes with your box, you scream ‘I CAME’ in their face every time you use your power.
How does all this information – being called Pinhead, wearing a lot of leather, loving chains, and screaming ‘I CAME’ at people – make you feel?
For a lot of streamers online, the reaction is certainly what you expect it to be and I’m not ashamed to say that I’m joining in on the hysterical laughter. Because how can you not? Just listen to this very small segment from YouTuber RedskyRising, featuring well-known Dead by Daylight streamer, Otzdarva.
“You opened the box,” is what Pinhead (also known as The Cenobite in-game) says when you mess around with his Lament Configuration box. He then uses his ability to teleport to the location you’re at and inflicts pain on you through his use of chains, but not before shouting ‘I came’ like he belongs in a really bad, 80’s porno. No disrespect to a classic, but it’s true.
The reason for this quirky statement from everyone’s favourite, sadistic Cenobite is in reference to his appearance in the first Hellraiser movie. After protagonist Kirsty Cotton solves the Lament Configuration box, this opens up a way for the Cenobites to be summoned, including the Lead Cenobite that we know and love, Pinhead. Pinhead tells Kirsty that opening the box called them to her, which is enough to make you really question whether you should actually solve Rubik Cubes from now on if it might call in the demons of hell.
So, with all that said, there is a reason for Pinhead and his eccentric dialogue. But, and this is a big but, I still don’t think I’ll be able to not play this fella without laughing my ass off every now and then. I’m sure some die-hard fans will find this pretty immature, but all I’m going to say is that it doesn’t help that Pinhead’s thing is about pleasure and pain, nor that it looks like he just came back from a BDSM convention. I’m just saying.
And if that doesn’t convince you, let me leave with a little quote from the leading Cenobite themself: “You solved the box. We came. Now you must come with us. Taste our pleasures.”
Alright, I’m out. I can’t. Dead by Daylight know what they’re doing and I just can’t.