This article is about a character. For the creature Jack became, see Swollen Jack.
"I love the quiet, and that's hard to come by these busy times."
Jack Fain is a former lyricist of the Music Department at Joey Drew Studios working for famous Joey Drew, Like several other employees working for the old animation studio, he fell victim to the ink machine being corrupted into an ink monster by unknown circumstances transforming him into a Swollen Searcher while having his bowler hat as an accessory.
Based on the first game's achievement's icon unlocking for meeting his monster form, the only description from the game of Jack's human self before his transformation is wearing a bowler hat, which is also his only remaining feature and accessory of his monster self.
At the opening night party for Ira Gershwin's Girl Crazy, where Joey Drew first met Jack, he was described to have been wearing dark grey trousers with red suspenders, a white button-up shirt, an orange vest, and a brown bow tie along with his bowler hat.
Based on his audio log, Jack Fain is a lyricist for the songs in the Bendy cartoons and loves it when everything remains silent. He also seems to admire Sammy's songs, saying that they "always got some bounce". As evident by the fact that he prefers to work in the oddly-placed office in the sewers, he could be considered bizarre, and something of a proverbial outsider, while also introverted, given the constant interruptions in the rest of the Music Department.
In The Illusion of Living, Jack is shown to actually be rather extroverted and adores his time in the spotlight, in contrast to his partner Sammy. While this may seem to go against how he is presented in his audio logs, Jack later goes on to state that he needs a quiet place to work, meaning that while being very extroverted when in public scenarios, Jack tends to prefer being alone to recharge and focus on his work.
Living in the Sewers
Jack describes his love for being in quiet places and remarks that his work station in the sewers is just perfect for him. He also compliments Sammy's songs, although he remarks that if he cannot get away once in a while, he would not be able to write lyrics for them. So in that case, he remarks that he will keep the singing in his mind while holding his nose due to the sewers' acrid smell.
Thoughts about the Studio
Jack documents his personal thoughts regarding his position at the studio, only to be interrupted by inspiration as he sees a potential song lyric based on his words.
An audio log recorded by Jack Fain can be randomly found in one of the levels.
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Chapter 2: The Old Song
- Along with his monster form, Jack Fain's audio log did not appear in older previous updates of Chapter 2 before the release of Chapter 4.
- Jack Fain and Sammy Lawrence's names could be references to Sammy Fain and Jack Lawrence, both of whom were song composers.
- Jack Fain is voiced by Bookpast, the story director of Bendy and the Ink Machine.
- From the transcript for Jack Fain's audio log, the word "heaven" from his line "And yeah sure it may stink to high heaven down here" was spelled "hevean" as a spelling error/oversight.
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- Ch2_audiolog_jackfain.ogg - Jack Fain's audio log | Bendy and the Ink Machine: Chapter 2 - The Old Song
|Executives||Joey Drew • Henry Stein|
|Art Department||Abby Lambert • Jacob • Richie • Dave|
|Music Department||Sammy Lawrence • Jack Fain|
|Voice Providers||Allison Pendle • Susie Campbell|
|Daniel Lewek • Wally Franks • Norman Polk • Miss Rodriguez • Emma LaMonte|
|Major characters||Allison Pendle (Allison Angel) • Bertrum Piedmont • Buddy Lewek (Buddy Boris) • Henry Stein • Joey Drew • Norman Polk • Sammy Lawrence • Susie Campbell • Thomas Connor (Tom) • Wally Franks|
|Minor characters||Boris Clone • Grant Cohen • Jack Fain • Lacie Benton • Shawn Flynn • Lost Ones • Balcony Lost One|
|Major characters||Buddy Lewek (Buddy Boris) • Lost One Player • Sammy Lawrence|
|Minor characters||Boris Clone • Emma LaMonte • Jack Fain • Norman Polk • Shawn Flynn • Thomas Connor • Wally Franks • The Patron|