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Mistake painting
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. Once broken out of his painting, he will move sporadically and unpredictably around the room. Making physical contact with him will cause Ib to lose one petal.

Mistake makes two appearances during Ib's adventure through the extra 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 jump through the hole of the Birth of the Copernicus Revolution, which causes Mistake to break out of his painting and 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.


Mistake Gone

Empty portrait.

Mistake appears to be a man with brown hair and a scribbled-over face. He wears seemingly ragged white clothes and no shoes. His canvas has a green background and an orange frame. It is unknown whether or not Guertena intentionally scribbled over his face.
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