"People really seem to enjoy my Alice Angel voice. Sammy says she may be as popular as Bendy some day."
Susie Campbell is a veteran actress and secondary character appearing from Chapter 2 to 4 and briefly mentioned by Joey Drew in Chapter 5 of Bendy and the Ink Machine in an audio log. She is the former voice actress of Alice Angel and worked at Joey Drew Studios for a few months also voicing other characters in the cartoons before being replaced by Allison Pendle.
According to Chapter 3, Alice/Susie indicated about her creation where she first started out as a "wriggling, pusing, shapeless slug" to a nearly human-shaped figure that “made her an angel".
Susie is a naïve young woman who has dreams of making it big. She sees the role of Alice as both her destiny and a gateway to go places, claiming that the character is the first she's had a connection with. She had also once briefly been infatuated with Joey Drew when he called her "Alice", heard by her recording in the flooded morgue. Susie also has her moments of being emotional and desperate when things do not go her way, as revealed when she found out she was replaced by Allison Pendle. In Chapter 4, it is revealed that her personality has become more callous, egomaniacal, and lacking in sympathy and expressing disinterest upon discovering Joey's true intentions. It is also hinted at that she had somewhat of a romance with the Studio’s music director, Sammy Lawrence.
Susie's audio log can be found near the recording booth of the recording studio. She says that she thinks she'll enjoy working at Joey Drew Studios even though she's not been there long. She's glad to see that Alice's voice has been well received, commenting that Sammy Lawrence thinks Alice could be popular as Bendy one day.
She remarks that although she's been voicing all sorts of other background characters for the cartoons, Alice is the first character that Susie has felt a proper connection with, hinting at her attachment to the character.
Susie's diary cassette can be found from the "angel path" room if Henry chooses the Path of the Angel after first meeting Twisted Alice. In it, she is upset, explaining that she wasn't told that she had been replaced as Alice's voice until she met Sammy with the new voice actress, Allison Pendle. Feeling overwhelmed with rejection, she says she feels like a part of her has died and is desperate for a way to fix it.
A second diary, found in the large chamber of dead Boris clones and the Butcher Gang enemies before meeting Twisted Alice, has Susie telling of her lunch date with Joey Drew himself at Joe’s Fine Dining. She finds him charming, unlike what she expected, and is flattered when he refers to her as Alice instead of her real name.
As Twisted Alice, she mentions Susie when Henry is using the elevator after completing one of her tasks. She repeats a message found in the ink-written graffiti, "Dreams Come True" referencing Susie by name.
With the seeing tool, Susie's name can be seen on the coffin in the flooded morgue in Chapter 3.
Her only audio log appears right at the beginning of the chapter, in the archives room. In her audio log, being recorded after she had been replaced by Allison Pendle, she remarks how Joey Drew is saying things behind her back and that he wants to give her a new opportunity. Although this, Susie says she has something planned for Joey and reassures how Alice doesn't like liars.
In Joey's diary cassette that is located in his office, Susie is mentioned by Joey while discussing his plan to bring Alice Angel and the other cartoon characters to reality.
While Susie herself does not appear in the Dreams Come to Life novel, she is mentioned in more than one instance. She is first mentioned by Norman Polk when he is revealing the backstory of Joey Drew Studios, to which Dot mentions that she had met Susie once. She is later mentioned toward the end of the novel by Allison Pendle, whilst she and Thomas Connor are discussing the truth behind the Ink Machine and why they both were fired, with Daniel "Buddy" Lewek, who had never met her personally. Daniel attempts to ask Allison who she is, only for her to dismiss the question, stating that it was "not the point".
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Chapter 2: The Old Song
Chapter 3: Rise and Fall
Chapter 4: Colossal Wonders
- Susie's obsession with Alice Angel, as well as her reaction to being replaced, the change of personality that followed, and her ideals in general appear to have been modeled after Joan Crawford, a well known actress who was also infamous for being an egomaniac, as well as haughty and abusive.
- It has also been heavily implied throughout the story of Bendy and the Ink Machine that she was corrupted into a twisted version of the very character she greatly adored.
- Susie worked at Joey Drew Studios for at least two months, helping to develop the character of Alice.
- According to the Hot Topic Q&A, Sammy refers to Susie as a "charming woman" and seems to love the way she smiles when he thinks about her.
Chapter 2: The Old Song
- Though Susie says the word "gonna" in the first line of her first voice recording of Chapter 2, the transcript uses the proper term "going to".
- The word "have" from Susie's audio is also missing from another line of the transcript when she talks about feeling a connection to Alice.
- "These past few weeks I have voiced everything from talking chairs to dancing chickens. But this is the first character I have really felt a connection with. Like she's a part of me." - Susie Campbell, Chapter 2
- "It may only be my second month working for Joey Drew, but I can already tell I'm going to love it here!" - Susie Campbell, Chapter 2
- "A charming woman.. quite... charming.. I recall only her face... that.. smile." - Hot Topic. July 26, 2017. Twitter.
|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||Abby Lambert • Allison Pendle • Buddy Lewek • Dave • Dot • Irena Lewek • Jacob • Joey Drew • Mr. Schwartz • Mr. Unger • Norman Polk • Richie • Sammy Lawrence • Thomas Connor|
|Minor characters||Bertrum Piedmont • Lenny • Miss Rodriguez • Mrs. Panek • Wally Franks|
|Mentioned||Henry Stein • Mr. Lewek • Linda • Susie Campbell|