The Eyeless Hobo is the first enemy you face in the game. They are found in a hallway with a gate blocking off the next area.
The Eyeless Hobo will spawn behind you while walking down the hallway and chase you down. You can either kill the Hobo or run away, either choice making him disappear.
In the demo
In the demo the Hobo is a lot more important, having a bigger role in the game even playing a part in the Joke Ending. The reason he stopped being a big role was probably due to the change in story.
In the demo, he has more health and doesn't suddenly spawn in. He is there waiting for you.
The Eyeless Hobo made their home in the sewer, having different rooms where they slept and even had a TV. Eventually they got tired of the TV and put out food inside it, to watch critters come and eat them. However, to their dismay, the small animals attracted bigger prey and eventually attracted something horrible. As this larger creature came, they pretended to be asleep, but feared the thing was watching them and not really coming for the other animals.
Eventually, they started hallucinating and in an effort to appease the thing that came by to visit, they gave it their eyes.
The first time the player is informed about the man is within a small room with a broken TV and a note;
"There's not much on the TV nowadays.
So I thought I'd make my own show. I started putting food and rancid meat in the useless old box and all sorts of little critters would come to play.
It was really relaxing to just sit on the sofa and watch them eat. But the small critters eventually started attracting larger ones.
Some horrid, putrid thing kept coming by to watch. So I would just pretend to be asleep until it passed.
But I think it knows I'm awake. I think it's watching me, not the show on the TV."Then after progressing to a hallway with multiple rooms, the player finds the second, and last note about the man:
"My eyes are useless.
All they do is sting and show me stuff that can't be real.
If that rancid thing wants them, then I say let it have them."Shortly after encountering, graffiti of the singer from the band Portishead which after the player passes makes the man appear close by. However, they die quickly from a hammer.
- Sotiris is probably the monster the Eyeless Hobo gave the eyes to (even Kira thinks so).