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Type of Artwork Painting
Location Dungeon / Orange Area
Dungeon / Cyan Area
True Guertena Exhibit
Damage Dealt 1 petal
Speed Medium / Fast
Maybe it can't come directly after us because it can't see?

— Garry


Mistake is one of Guertena's paintings located in the Orange Area of the Dungeon in the game Ib. It depicts a male in loose gray clothing, with what appears to be large scribbles over his face. It is unknown whether or not Guertena intentionally scribbled over his face. The image is set against a green background, mounted against a black matte, and surrounded by an orange frame.

Once Mistake breaks out of his painting, he will move sporadically and unpredictably around the room. His behavior may be due to his inability to see, as noted by Garry. Making physical contact with him will cause Ib to lose one petal of her rose.


Mistake makes two appearances during Ib's adventure through the Dungeon. The first encounter occurs when Ib frees the butterfly from the wall. The second encounter occurs when Ib chooses to either stare down or to jump through the hole of Birth of the Copernicus Revolution, which causes Mistake to break out of his painting and to push Ib down the hole. He will then fall down the hole himself and walk around the room where Ib lands in. When Ib leaves the room, Mistake will follow her out and walk around aimlessly.

Ib Characters
Main characters


Minor Characters

Ib's MotherIb's FatherGuertena Weiss


MaryClawsHeadless StatueThe Lady in RedThe Lady in BlueThe Lady in YellowThe Lady in GreenBlue DollRed EyesFake MotherFake GarryMistakeNaked WomanLiarsSpitting Painting

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