Old Red is an NPC that sets up shops in the Gungeon, where he will sell items, guns and pickups. This merchant will sell blanks, armor and blank-related items, such as Ammolets. He starts appearing after being saved from a cell in the Gungeon Proper, Oubliette or Black Powder Mine. He states he is nearly blind, which would explain his name being Old Red, instead of Old Blue, and him mistaking the player for a bullet kin.
Items Sold in the Gungeon
|Huntsman||Axes Of Evil||Semiautomatic||Fires a shotgun blast of bullets. Reloading swings the gun, destroying nearby bullets. Increases curse while held.|
|Chaos Ammolet||Passive||What Can Will||Blanks have a chance to poison, freeze, and ignite enemies.|
|Copper Ammolet||Passive||Blanks Ignite||Blanks have a chance to ignite enemies.|
|Elder Blank||Active||Excommunicate Bullets||Activates a blank. Increases curse.|
|Frost Ammolet||Passive||Chance To Freeze||Blanks have a chance to freeze enemies.|
|Full Metal Jacket||Passive||Automated Defenses||Automatically uses one of the player's blanks if they are about to take damage, preventing it.|
|Gold Ammolet||Passive||Blank Damage Up||Increases blank damage.|
|Holey Grail||Passive||Withered Vessel||Upon taking damage, triggers a full screen Blank effect and refills 50% of the ammo of all the player's guns. Increases curse.|
|Lodestone Ammolet||Passive||Blank Knockback Up||Increases the knockback of blanks.|
|Owl||Passive||Hoots And More||Follows the player, firing bullets at enemies and occasionally using short-ranged blanks.|
|Relodestone||Active||Magunetic North||While active, attracts nearby bullets and converts them to ammo.|
|Table Tech Blanks||Passive||Flip Clarity||Flipping a table activates a free blank.|
|Uranium Ammolet||Passive||Blanks Poison||Blanks have a chance to poison enemies.|
- It can be inferred that Old Red is a living Blank, as he sells items mostly related to blanks, he appears on Blank Shrine, and the Blank Generation synergy turns the blank companion into a small version of Old Red.
- While this is likely, it is also very much possible that Old Red is the ghost of The Bullet's mentor, who looks identical to Old Red, except that he is gray (when a character dies in the game, they come back as a blue ghost. This is shown by Ser Manuel and Blockner's ghosts). The mentor dies in the beginning of The Bullet's past while giving The Bullet the wooden Blasphemy.