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The Craftsman is the first inhabitant/antagonist of the Nest in Very Little Nightmares and one of the few individuals that pursue the Girl in the Yellow Raincoat. He appears in Levels 2 to 5.

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I know we said you should try to make new friends in the Nest, but maybe… Maybe not this guy.


The Craftsman appears as an old man bound to a small purple wheelchair. He has long pale gray hair, long arms and legs (though not as long as the Janitor's), and fingers with long black fingernails. His long legs appear to be non-functional and his feet are pointed down with his toes curled and are also twisted backwards. He appears to wear a white surgical mask and red goggles, as well as a fully dark gray-green outfit and a tan apron.

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The Craftsman is encountered early on in the game, seen dragging a cage through a doorway. Later he can be seen washing skin in a shower room and later in another room washing them in bathtubs. He can also be seen searching for the Girl in the Yellow Raincoat in an adjacent room where wigs are made. He is last seen taking boxes, in one of which the Girl in the Yellow Raincoat hid herself, to an elevator.


The Craftsman can reach high shelves thanks to his long arms but is restricted to his wheel chair so cannot see anything that is too high up. Though he is capable of dragging himself around with his arms (or sometimes just one arm), he cannot bypass obstacles that obstruct his wheel chair and will be forced to make detours if caught in a dead end. If he can reach the Girl in the Yellow Raincoat while she's at ground level, he will run her over with his wheelchair, killing her.


  • The Craftsman's job likely consists of using the skin and hair from the imprisoned children to make numerous dolls for the Pretender.
    • It is also possible that the Craftsman collects and cleans the clothing from children who were converted into Nomes in order to dress dolls meant for the Pretender.


  • The dolls may be handmade by the Craftsman himself by sculpting wood, tanning skin into leather, and creating wigs.
  • His appearance seems to be inspired by the Boiler Man from Spirited Away.



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Video game characters
Little Nightmares + Secrets of the Maw

SixNomesThe Hanging ManLeechesThe JanitorRatsCaptured childrenDark SixThe Shoe MonsterActorsTwin ChefsGuestsThe LadyThe Runaway KidThe GrannyShadow KidsWax Bellman (removed)

Very Little Nightmares

The Girl in the Yellow RaincoatCaptured childrenThe CraftsmanThe ButlerDump MonsterThe Pretender

Little Nightmares II

MonoThe Hunter's victimsGlitching RemainsThe HunterCaptured childrenThe TeacherBulliesThe Lunch LadyGiant arthropodsPatientsLiving HandsThe DoctorViewersThe Thin ManThe Mail RecipientMonster SixFlesh WallsTelevision with an eye (unused)The Barber (removed)The Principal (removed)

Comic characters
Little Nightmares

Boy in GreenRefugee BoyLong-Haired GirlHumpback GirlBandaged KidThe FerrymanRefugee Boy's younger sisterVillagersThe North WindBoy who got tallBoy who got forkedBoy who got strongMirror Monster

Little Nightmares Comics

The ToddlerGirl with braidsThe Fat KidGhostBlack childrenTall Figure