Winchester

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NPC Winchester.png

Winchester is an NPC who occasionally appears in the Gungeon. The player can pay Winchester to play his minigame, where the player gets four shots to break four targets. Depending on how well the player does, Winchester gives a chest as a reward.

The chest is never a mimic, even if the player is wearing a Mimic Tooth Necklace.

While initially cold towards the player when met at the breach, Winchester seemingly warms up more with each trickshot challenge aced.

Acing three of his minigames unlocks the Seven-Leaf Clover.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Quotes
Entering a minigame room:
  • "Step right up! Step right up!"
  • "Think your aim is true? Play my game!"
  • "Have a shot, [player nickname]!"

Accepting his challenge:

  • "Aim true, [player nickname]."
  • "Aim true, shooter."
  • "Good luck!"
  • "Ok straight shooter, good luck!"
  • "There's one born every minute."

Completing his game:

  • No targets: "Well, maybe next time. No refunds."
  • 1-2 targets: "Wow, that was almost cool. You can have this."
  • 3 targets: "Hey, not bad. Take this."
  • 4 targets: "Wow! You got them all! Claim your prize, deadeye!"

In the Breach: (Available after acing his game once)

  • "Well if it isn't deadeye."
  • "A true gambler, you are. Wagered your life for another shot?"
  • "A shot at what, though? What could be worth it? Ha!"
  • "Still alive then..."
  • "Been a long time since I've seen a shooter like you."
  • "Maybe you'll actually do it. Kill the past..."
  • "I wonder what brought you here."
  • "Probably best to just let it go..."
  • "But what do I know, anyway?"

In the Breach: (Before acing his game)

  • "I'm off duty."
  • "Scram."
  • "Not in the mood."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Winchester's name is a reference to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
    • Winchester is also a pun on the NPC's role, allowing the player to win a chest.
  • If the player steals something from a shop, then enters Winchester's room, instead of saying the character's nickname, he will call them "thief". This is likely a reference to the Town Tool Shopkeeper from "The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening". Unlike the Shopkeeper, Winchester doesn't care enough to kill the player and they will still be allowed to play the game.
  • Winchester has a special track for rooms he is in, but it is not part of the official soundtrack.
  • One of Winchester's dialogues, "There's one born every minute", is a likely reference to the well-known phrase "There's a sucker born every minute".
  • There is a small chance for Winchester to spawn in a secret room.

Exit the Gungeon[edit | edit source]

Winchester makes a reappearance in Exit the Gungeon as the host of a minigame called 'Winchesters Original Game'. He can be encountered randomly inside of rooms branching off of the shop.

Winchester also appears in the Underbreach, offering a wager to the player. He will ask for 15 Hegemony Credit.png and will pay you back 30 Hegemony Credit.png if you successfully Exit the Gungeon on the very next attempt after taking the wager.

Winchester's Original Game[edit | edit source]

See Winchesters Original Game for details.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

In-Gungeon Quotes
Entering Minigame room:
  • "Well hello there [player name]."

Offering His Game:

  • "Winchester's Original Game costs a mere [cost]Money.png to play!"

When his game is turned down:

  • "Fork over that Money.png [player nickname]."

When his game is accepted:

  • "Fire in the hole!"
  • "Win or lose, I win!"

When shot at:

  • "Still trying?"
  • "I'll be damned... you missed."
  • "Save it for my game, hotshot."

Offering his game after it has already been turned down:

  • "It's just [cost]Money.png to play!"
  • "Pay up and lets get shooting!"
  • "Look who came crawling back for more. Here to play?"
  • "Care to take a chance and win a chest?"
  • "Want to risk it? Feeling lucky?"

Leaving the minigame room:

  • "Get out of my way!"

Winning the Minigame:

  • "Color me surprised. You did great! Take it."

Speaking post-game:

  • "I'm gonna miss the Gungeon, but I'll find a new racket out there."

Speaking for a second time post-game:

  • "...that's enough personal stuff for now."

See Also[edit | edit source]