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Blood Minister
Blood minister
Appears In Bloodborne opening cutscene

Hunter's Nightmare

Gender Male
Race Human
Affiliation The Healing Church
Health Unknown
Level Unknown
Status Deceased
Location Iosefka's Clinic, Hunter's Nightmare
English Voice Peter Pacey
Japanese Voice  
Brazilian Voice Pedro Luiz
"Oh, don't you worry. Whatever happens...
You may think it all a mere bad dream...
— Blood Minister

The Blood Minister is a minor character in Bloodborne.


The Blood Minister is a mysterious old man bound to a wheelchair that provides the player with a contract for blood ministration, appearing only in the intro cutscene of the game.

He dons the Old Hunter Top Hat, which suggests that he might be a retired hunter from past generations. He also covers his eyes as many other Yharnamites do.

His wheelchair has a very specific look, with cushioning and a lamp on it.

He disappears after the blood ministration in the opening cinematic, leaving the Hunter alone.


He is a Yhanarmite blood minister deployed throughout Yharnam by the Healing Church to perform blood ministration, “a unique but common treatment in Yharnam”.

Yharnam's blood ministration is said to have the ability to cure all disease and thus many sickly outsider travel to this city in hope of finding a cure for their incurable sickness.

He recruits hunters for the Healing Church to deal with the plague of blood and beast by blood ministration and contrast.

He might have been a hunter so long ago, now retired and working for the church as a recruiter.

In a cut content, it is revealed that his name is Father Norberth, head of the cathedral in the Western Quarter.


First introduction Oh, yes... Paleblood... Well, you've come to the right place. Yharnam is the home of blood ministration. You need only unravel its mystery. But, where's an outsider like yourself to begin? Easy, with a bit of Yharnam blood of your own... But first, you'll need a contract...
After character creation Good. All signed and sealed. Now let's begin the transfusion. Oh, don't you worry. Whatever happens... You may think it all a mere bad dream...

Unused Dialogue[]


  • He appears to have to the same model as the Wheelchair Huntsman with the added cap.
  • His dialogue "Oh, don't you worry. Whatever may think it all a mere bad dream..." share a similarity with the Hunter's Mark description: "Dangling, upside-down rune etched into one's mind. Symbol of a hunter. By focusing one's thoughts on this rune, a hunter loses all Blood Echoes, but awakens afresh, as if it were all just a bad dream". This suggests that he may have some knowledge about the Hunter's Dream.
  • He is the first person who mentions Paleblood.
  • Gehrman's dialogue states "The Healing Church, and the Blood Ministers who belong to it...were once guardians of the hunters, in the times of the hunter...Ludwig." This reveals the connection between the blood ministration the Hunter had had and the Hunt. This dialogue also states that The blood minister works for the church.
  • It is unknown what kind of contract the Hunter signed, as blood ministration is a common enough treatment in Yharnam that does not require a contract. And Gehrman's dialogue states "Ah-hah, you must be the new hunter. Welcome to the Hunter's Dream." It can be taken from this that the Hunter made a contract that led to him/her becoming a Hunter.
  • He works for the Healing Church, as Gilbert dialogue states that "The church controls all knowledge on blood ministration, and all varieties of blood."
  • He might have been an old hunter himself and has possibly ended up in Hunter's Nightmare. There is a corpse wearing the same attire and sitting in the unique wheelchair identical to his in the Hunter's Nightmare.




Bloodborne - Opening Cutscene


Bloodborne - Blood Minister Cut Dialogue


Bloodborne - Blood minister location