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Daniil Dankovsky (Даниил Данковский)
Bachelor (Бакалавр)
Oynon (Ойнон)
Erdem (Эрдэм)
Emshen (Эмшен)
Moga (Могой) (Marble Nest)
The Stillwater
Town Hall
Broken Heart
Unnamed father
Russian Voice
Andrey Barkhudarov
English Voice
Tom Tucker

Daniil Dankovsky — also known as the Bachelor — is one of three playable characters alongside the Haruspex and the Changeling. He is the player character in Pathologic: The Marble Nest.


The Bachelor is about vision and the brain...
...The Bachelor’s overarching idea is comprehension and rational (analytical) interpretation...
...The Bachelor sees...
...The Bachelor: solids + upward vector.
[from the game’s design documents]

The Bachelor is so engrossed in his noble battle against death that he forgets to value the lives of those near him.
[from the game’s design documents]

Bachelor Daniil Dankovsky is a famed thanatologist, having dedicated his life to study the effects of death and the possibilities of immortality. He reveres rationale over all, blinding him to the more effective solutions of the Haruspex and Changeling. Throughout the story, he is tasked with discovering a vaccine for the plague outbreak and to curb further infection.


Dankovsky is a Bachelor of medicine and an expert on thanatology. He is the lead of the Thanatica; a research lab in the Capital that is dedicated to the ambitious goal of destroying Death itself. His work has made him a celebrity and he is renowned even to the people of the Town.[1] It is evident that his research not only drew awe, but some ire as well as there are powers who would prefer to have him quietly disposed of.[2]

As a child he collected Beetles and has since left the collection with his father.[3]


The Bachelor has short black hair trimmed into a bowl cut, dark hazel eyes, and often looks to be in thought. He wears a black snakeskin jacket, unbuttoned, and a white dress shirt with a red vest underneath. He has a red cravat tied around his neck, and a snake cravat pin that is incorrectly pinned to it. A silver belt buckle depicting a serpent sits atop his black dress pants, with sleek black shoes on to match. He wears black leather gloves. Many characters in game refer to him as a dandy due to his "handsome" means of dress.


Haruspex Route

Summoned to town by Isidor Burakh, who claims to hold proof to further advance his research on death, the Bachelor arrives in the Town shortly before the outbreak of the Sand Plague. He becomes a pupil of the Kains,[4] staying nearby their Crucible in Eva Yan's Stillwater. Dankovsky quickly makes the acquaintance of Stanislav Rubin, taking him as his colleague and aide. He later attempts to do the same to the Haruspex but finds his proposal rejected.

In the days leading up to the beginning of the epidemic the Bachelor makes a name for himself, gaining the reputation of being quick on the draw. Some of the Townsfolk see him as self-assured and self-absorbed, claiming that he will only bring the Town harm. His refusal to help Notkin's Soul-and-a-Halves with their poisoned dogs does not endear him to them either and he gains a sour reputation among some of the Town's children. This is only amplified by his refusal to help Patches - a boy infected with Sand Pest on the first day of the epidemic - despite being a Doctor whose expertise could have possibly helped the boy.

On the second day the Bachelor is involved with Isidor Burakh's House, where he has arrived with a quarantine order for the building. Depending on the time of arrival the Haruspex will either meet him while exiting the house, or while attempting to enter. If the Haruspex arrives before midnight the Bachelor is standing outside as he leaves, demanding that the house be inspected. The Haruspex, who does not plan to live in the home anyway, reluctantly agrees. If the Haruspex arrives after midnight the house has already been quarantined along with the rest of the district. In this case the Bachelor is found on the doorstep speaking to an Executor, and gives the Haruspex the Rusty Key he would have found in Isidor’s Room had he been able to enter himself.

Following the beginning of the epidemic the Bachelor is placed in charge of most quarantine measures,[5] supply,[6] and the creation of the Hospital.[7] Alongside this he is also in charge of the creation of an isolation ward in the Cathedral and eventually heads the management of the Cemetery.[7] It falls to him to ensure the Town continues to have enough water,[8] and it is through him that the Fund is created.[9] While maintaining medical order in the Town the Bachelor works on a vaccine, testing infected tissues and blood samples provided to him by the Haruspex. With the aid of Stanislav Rubin the Bachelor succeeds in creating a vaccine, though it only provides temporary protection from the Sand Plague.[10]

In the final days of the epidemic the Bachelor turns his eye to the Polyhedron. He becomes infatuated with the structure, fascinated by its impossible architecture and with the fact that it is impenetrable to disease. He goes to extreme lengths to protect it from harm, even going so far as to murder an Inquisitorial Courier carrying orders for it's destruction.

In the Diurnal Ending the Bachelor can be found drinking at the Broken Heart alongside Peter Stamatin, Andrey Stamatin, and Yulia Lyuricheva.

In the Nocturnal Ending he flees the Town with those who can no longer live within the Town's borders, namely many of the Utopians and Humbles.

Pathologic: The Marble Nest

Birdies, birdies... gather ye here, round the marble nest...

This entry contains potential spoilers for Pathologic 2: The Marble Nest. Read at your own risk.

I don't intend to stay here for long.
Bachelor's Hover details on his home in the Marble Nest

The events of The Marble Nest take place on the tenth day of the outbreak, as experienced by the Bachelor.

The Bachelor awakens in a coffin within a small room, disoriented and unsure of when and where he is. He is soon confronted by Aspity, who chides him for failing to discover the source of the Sand Plague in the Stone Yard the previous day. Passing by the corpse of Dora Feugel, Bachelor learns from an orderly that the quarantined refugees from across the river have all perished. Bachelor stumbles away from the grisly scene to discover that Dora is alive. Dora tells Bachelor that she and Marat Ranin had been certain that he was dead, and that Marat was furious with him for his failure. Upstairs, Bachelor finds Marat, who accuses him of having been apathetic to the plight of those endangered by the Plague. Following the argument, Marat assaults Bachelor, who overpowers him and beats him to death. Attempting to leave, Bachelor finds an Executor, who repeatedly asks him to accept his death. Refusing, Bachelor instead steps out onto the heady plague-ridden street, where he promptly blacks out.

Bachelor is awoken by Sticky, who informs him both that The Judge had come looking for him and that his friend Blacky's stepfather is sick. Concluding that he had witnessed a prophetic nightmare, Bachelor sets out to find the carrier of the Plague. He soon learns that he had been presumed dead, and that The Judge had assumed his position of authority and ordered an end to the quarantine. The Judge later tells him that he had met with the carrier but decided to let them go in order to test the resilience of the Town.

Setting to tracking down the carrier, Bachelor determines that Blacky's stepfather has died of a stroke rather than Sand Plague. He also finds Dora and Marat self-quarantined in the Cathedral; however, he is unable to determine if they are suffering from the Plague, and sends them to his lodgings in order to reexamine them later. Bachelor also investigates rumors of a funeral in the Steppe encampment outside of town; at the bequest of an Herb Bride, he dresses an Odongh's self-inflicted wound, unwittingly enabling an Herb Bride sacrificial marriage to take place. Sometime during the day, Bachelor also finds a crowd of people waiting for Aspity to interpret their dreams. Aspity once again rebukes Bachelor for refusing to accept or understand death, and demonstrates how to "die properly"—crumpling to the ground before him, lifeless, only to reappear outside. Eventually, Sleepy Head, Shrew, and Sticky alert Bachelor to the location of the carriers, and he successfully orders their quarantine. The victory is short though, as an orderly informs Bachelor that a mob of sick refugees from across the river have made it through the barricades and dispersed throughout the Stone Yard.

Come nightfall, the Plague takes hold and spreads throughout the streets of the Stone Yard; the air grows thick, and the tenement walls develop oozing, mottled sores. Townspeople take to the streets, killing an Odongh out of suspicion that it is the carrier. At the evening bell, the townspeople begin travelling North for a funeral. Following the crowd, Bachelor is informed that a learned doctor from the Capital has become the first victim of the Sand Plague in the Stone Yards. Pushing through the crowd, Bachelor enters his lodgings to find Sleepy Head, Shrew, Sticky, Dora, and Marat—all of whom speak to him as if they are watching over him while he feverishly sleeps. Fleeing the thunderous clamor of knocking emanating from the walls, Bachelor returns to the room that he had woken up in in his nightmare to find an Executor looming over a cradle where his coffin had been. Once again, the Executor urges Bachelor to accept his death, rather than playing out the events of the day once more, vainly trying to prevent the spread of the Plague. Upon the Bachelor's—or perhaps the Player's—refusal, the Executor leaves off, and bids him return to another fruitless loop. "Now close your eyes," says the Executor, "When you open them, a boy called Sticky will wake you up, and the Stone Yard will once again be free of infection. Perhaps this time you'll manage to prepare yourself for the inevitable. See you soon."

Spoken Dialogue

→ See The Bachelor/Spoken Dialogue#Pathologic_2


Official Art

Animation Video


  • The Bachelor has a penchant for quoting Latin - often common sayings, idioms, and phrases. In Pathologic 2 these are:
  • Medicum morbo adhibere = "(In my opinion) A physician/doctor should handle the disease."[11][12]
  • Qui habet aures, audiat = "He who has ears, let him hear."[13]
  • Qui non proficit, deficit = "The one who does not make progress loses ground."[14]
  • Totum revolutum = "Total chaos." (A jumble, a mess of things)[15]
  • Scientia potentia est = "Knowledge is power."[16]
  • Imperare sibi maximum imperium est = "To rule oneself is the ultimate form of power."[17]
  • Ab ovo = "From the beginning" (Literally, from the egg)[18]
  • Post hoc non propter hoc = "After this, not because of this." (Although event Y followed event X, this does not mean that Y must have been caused by event X). This is in reference to the post hoc fallacy; Post hoc ergo propter hoc ("After this, therefore because of this"). [19]
  • Dura lex, sed lex = "The Law is harsh, but it is the Law."[20]
  • Dum spiro, spero = "While I breathe, I hope."[21]
  • Praemonitus praemunitus = "Forewarned is forearmed."[22]
  • Cura te ipsum - "Cure thyself." (from: Medice, cura te ipsum (Physician, heal thyself))[23]
  • During the events of Day 11 the Bachelor's hands become covered in blood. He will continue to have bloody hands in both the Late and Deal ending provided the Haruspex performed an action after the day roll at 7:30. If the Haruspex simply sleeps until the Late Ending the Bachelor will have clean hands instead. The same happens to the Changeling.


  1. "You are a steppe man. This affliction is clearly a steppe thing. In this situation, I'd rather rely on Burakh's son than on Dankovsky, even though he's a big-city star."
  2. "This pursuit of immortality will cost me my life. I doubt the Powers That Be in the Capital ever cared whether or not I could defeat death. They just threw the heretic into the fire, hoping he'd never return. Excuse the pathos." - Haruspex, Day 12, Diurnal Ending.
  3. "I used to collect these as a kid. Left the collection with my father." - Bachelor's Marble Nest Touch description for Beetle
  4. ...Although one Bachelor Dankovsky, who the Kains invited from the Capital, expressed an interest in their summary...
  5. "The infected districts are off limits to anyone but medical personnel. Doctor Dankovsky's orders… Are you that Vorakh guy?"
  6. "Where would we take it from? Medicine stores? All stocks are running low, since the train wasn't here on time. They'll requisition what they can. Dankovsky is in charge of that.."
  7. 7.0 7.1 It all failed. The isolation ward in the Cathedral, the hospital in the Theatre… Even the cemetery is an issue now.
  8. "An order's been issued: all barrels are to be examined. If anything suspicious is found, all barrels from that part of town are to be seized. Can't be too sure. Bachelor Dankovsky is in charge of the process. It's all up to him. Hence my question: Did he send you to inspect the barrels?"
  9. Manager: Hospital attendance is mandatory and should be your highest priority. If you fail to complete your daily assignment, the Fund will deny you any payment for that day, including rewards for other activities.
    Haruspex: Mother of god… This is one of Dankovsky's bright ideas, isn't it? - Haruspex, Day 3
  10. "I helped Dankovsky make a vaccine. My product is not what he wanted; it only provides temporary protection. But it's better than nothing. It's not what I wanted, either… but I won't throw in the towel."
  11. Steam Community - "What is the meaning of medicum morbo adhibere?"
  16. Wikipedia - Scientia potentia est
  18. Ab Ovo
  19. Wikipedia - Post hoc ergo propter hoc
  23. Physician,_heal_thyself

Photo Bakalavr
Daniil Dankovsky (Даниил Данковский)
Bachelor (Бакалавр)
Oynon (Ойнон)
The Stillwater
Unnamed father
Russian Voice
Dmitry Polonsky
English Voice
Rob Corpuz (Pathologic Classic HD)

Daniil Dankovsky — also known as the Bachelor — is an expert on thanatology summoned to town by Isidor Burakh, who claims to hold proof to further advance Dankovsky's research on death. He is one of three playable characters alongside the Haruspex and the Changeling.


The history of humanity witnessed a number of catastrophes that have demonstrated without a shadow of a doubt the pettiness of human achievement and the triumph of the invincible Evil. Outbreaks of infectious diseases that have from time to time wiped towns and cities off the map are undoubtedly among those.

However smart and virtuous, the people caught up in these destructive events have repeatedly come to the conclusion that it's no use trying to fight these circumstances; the best you can do is bite the bullet and cope with your losses.

This is the story of a person who has managed to work a miracle and defeat a seemingly unvanquishable foe.''

Dankovsky is a young and dashing Bachelor of Medicine from the Capital with a brilliant and determined mind, but also someone who carries with his persona a considerable notion of self-importance. He often recites Latin quotes.

Dankovsky has a strong sense of justice, and uses logic and knowledge to accomplish his goals. His way of thinking often clashes with the more traditional ways of the Steppe, which brings out in him a temper and an impatience when dealing with others. He is good-natured and cares about the townsfolk, but he still shows a friendlier disposition to those that share his analytical and sceptical mind.

Dankovsky is an adherent of logic and knowledge. He relies upon cold reason, not letting superstitions and the incompetence of others interfere in his work.


Daniil Dankovsky, a Bachelor of Medicine, was brought here by circumstances most unfortunate. Dankovsky's lifework, his theory challenging the existing notions of human mortality, is being harshly persecuted by the Powers That Be. Suddenly a letter arrives from a colleague, suggesting that there is previously undiscovered evidence which may support Dankovsky's claims.

There is a settlement, the letter says, ruled by an extraordinary man who may well be seen as objective proof of Dankovsky's daring hypothesis. Grasping at straws of hope, Dankovsky decides to follow what he believes to be a sign of divine providence. Without further ado, he sets off for the settlement.

"The Invisible Enemy" Route Introduction

After earning a degree in medicine, Dankovsky founded the infamous laboratory Thanatica, where he and a close circle of his associates researched death itself and possible ways to cure it. It is mentioned that in his past, he once met Aglaya Lilich during a presentation where he reanimated dead tissue, and briefly attended the same university as Andrey Stamatin.[2]

From his colleague and correspondent, Isidor Burakh, Dankovsky learns about a 150 year old man named Simon Kain, who seems to have achieved immortality. Dankovsky makes his way to the Town-on-Gorkhon to meet the old man and verify his age and hopes that in doing so, he can save his laboratory from interference from the Powers That Be. He arrives in the Town by train and stays at the Stillwater, Eva Yan's house.

In a conversation that you can have with one of the children in the town Dankovsky claims that as a young child he wanted to become a military man, and that his parents though he would become a great conqueror some day. This was somewhere around the end of the latest war.


The Bachelor has short black hair kept trimmed above his ears, dark eyes, thick eyebrows, and a short stubble on his chin. He wears a black snakeskin coat, layered with what seems to be another maroon coloured coat beneath, though it is possible that it is the lining of the snakeskin coat. He wears a black shirt beneath, with a brown necktie. He wears black pants and large leather boots. He is always wearing black leather gloves and carrying a black travel bag, usually referred to as a carpetbag. Many characters in game refer to him as a dandy due to his "handsome" means of dress.

Gameplay Abilities

The Bachelor carries a special device, called the Plaguefinder, which allows him to detect contagious clouds of the Plague at a great distance in order to avoid them. He also starts the game with a pair of Medical Gloves and a Scalpel, but may use other weapons as he chooses. The Plaguefinder device may be upgraded using Lenses.

Unlike the other playable characters, the Bachelor may not participate in rat races, gather herbs, or trade with Worms. However, the Bachelor is still able to fight in the Circle of Suok for rewards.


Bachelor Route

→ See The Bachelor's Route

The initial objective of the Bachelor is to save Thanatica and to uncover the secret of immortality. To do this he arrives in The Town on behest of Isidor Burakh to meet Simon Kain, a man that appears to be immortal. Unfortunately Simon Kain died due to mysterious circumstances prior to his arrival. Many believe that Simon was murdered but, as evidence is uncovered, it seems as though Simon Kain (and, as is uncovered later, Isidor Burakh) was killed not by a person, but by an unknown disease. Now placed into a Town with any hope of leaving vanquished he seeks to defeat the plague and save the Town. The Bachelor's goal then becomes to preserve the Polyhedron and those associated with it.

Haruspex Route

As an outsider, the Bachelor is unable to acquire the organic tissues he requires to determine the natural and origin of the outbreak. Instead, he relies on the Haruspex's aid to not only bypass the Town's peculiar superstitions but to also peer into those places in the Town he is forbidden from such as the Abattoir.

On Day 1, the Haruspex is initially advised to avoid the Bachelor, who is angered by the deaths of Simon and Isidor. However, by the time they meet at 18:00, he is accepting of the Haruspex's innocence. By this point, he has discovered that Simon Kain was not murdered and, rather, died of an infectious disease of unknown origin. The pair decide to work together.

On Day 2, after the Haruspex learns about his inheritance, the Bachelor will request that he make some tinctures as written in Isidor Burakh's notes for the Bachelor to analyze. After making one, the Haruspex gives it to the Bachelor at the Stillwater for him to examine. From this he concludes that it would be pertinent to attempt to study the effect of the natural agents within the mixtures against dead tissue. Through trial and error he believes he may be able to create a way to fight the Plague.

On Day 3, the Bachelor will request that the Haruspex track down some infected tissue for him to study as he does not have the means to collect it himself. The Haruspex may bring him Infected Blood, an Infected Heart, an Infected Kidney, or an Infected Liver. Upon returning to the Bachelor, he may choose between rewards of immunogens (5 Beta-Tablets and 1 Delta-Tablets), painkillers (1 Novocaine, 1 Morphine, and 1 Etorphine), antibiotics (1 Ferromycinium, 1 Neomycinium, 1 Monomycinium), or 2 Bandage Set.

On Day 4, the Bachelor tells the Haruspex to speak to Lara Ravel who, if his reputation is high enough, will direct him to Stanislav Rubin.

On Day 5, the Bachelor will ask the Haruspex to find a fresh infected heart to study. There are three ways such an item can be acquired. The first two options are done through talking to Aspity who guides him to a Worm gathering hut where he may choose to take hearts from either the Herb Bride or the Butchers that are there. The third option is to kill Willow Mellow by the Broken Heart and taking hers. If the Haruspex gives Bachelor the Bride's Heart, the Bachelor will provide the Haruspex with money and a Blue Vaccine. If he is given a Butcher's Heart, the Bachelor will give a higher monetary reward and 2 bottles of the Black Vaccine. If he is given Willow's Heart, the Bachelor will accept it as a sample, but provide no reward.

On Day 6, Haruspex receives a letter to talk to the Bachelor in the Stillwater concerning testing the blood of bulls. Once the Haruspex is able to collect a vial of Bull's Blood, he is able to return to the Bachelor who will analyze it. Through his analysis he concludes that the bull's blood is useless to humans as the antibodies created in bulls is incompatible with humans.

On the morning of Day 7, the Bachelor will send the Haruspex a letter asking him to make haste to the Stillwater if he wishes to discuss the results of their tests. Upon arriving, the Bachelor will advise the Haruspex to go to the Cathedral to meet the Inquisitor. He is planning to see the Inquisitor, though, after the Haruspex does.

On Day 9, Foreman Oyun will ask the Haruspex to interrogate the Bachelor in the Stillwater. On arriving at the Stillwater, Eva Yan will inform the Haruspex that the Bachelor has gone to the Polyhedron and is not there. As it happens, the Bachelor has been captured by the Dogheads after attempting to give them blank rifle cartridges instead of live ammo. The Dogheads will request 30 rounds of Rifle Ammo to free him. If the Haruspex did not let Lika live and does not wish to kill the Dogheads, he can ask Eva in the Stillwater for help and she will provide him with all 30.

On Day 10, the Bachelor will suggest that the Haruspex addresses Foreman Oyun with the question of his inheritance. On the same day, the Bachelor can be spoken to concerning to the unusual blood from the bull in the Bone Stake Lot and the blood pooling at the base of the Polyhedron. The Bachelor will also provide his interpretation on the Haruspex's "Udurgh". Unlike Foreman Oyun (who believes that Udurgh is the settlement) the Bachelor believes that the Udurgh was Simon Kain, who has such an influence on the Town he may as well have been called a "body that contains a world." He asks the Haruspex to ask Capella about his theory. Capella is sceptical about the interpretation but does agree that it is a possible interpretation of an Udurgh. Satisfied with the possibility that it may be his Udurgh the Bachelor then concludes that there is a possibility that the Udurgh can therefore possibly be the Polyhedron, too.

On Day 11, the Haruspex will find the bull in the Bone Stake Lot burned before he could collect more blood for his Panacea. The military men at the Lot will direct the Haruspex to Captain Longin who will in turn direct him to the Bachelor in the Stillwater. The Bachelor will confess that it was he who had the bull destroyed as it posed a sanitary risk. In the evening, the Bachelor can provide the Haruspex with the password to enter the Polyhedron in order to see Khan on Capella's request.

On Day 12, the Bachelor can be spoken to concerning the final decision. The Bachelor's choice is to destroy the Town and preserve the Polyhedron. He requires the Utopians to be healthy to do so.

Changeling Route

The Bachelor works to find the source of the Plague while manufacturing his Vaccine with Rubin. This puts him in the Changeling's path when she is accused of being a carrier of the disease. In later days, he is engaged in a rivalry with the Haruspex. This often toes the line of deadly, with the two of them engaged in a game of cat and mouse throughout the town. The Changeling is able to help or hinder the Bachelor as she chooses. He is also willing to reward the Changeling for revealing her sister's hideouts.

On Day 1, the man wounded by the Haruspex can be found at the Willows, alongside the Bachelor. A crowd has gathered in the corner of the mansion and may function as witnesses for the Changeling's healing powers. The Bachelor is somewhat disbelieving of the Changeling's powers, but he can hardly argue with his own eyes and agrees to testify for her to Alexander Saburov.

On Day 2, the Changeling will encounter the Bachelor after she finds the Harpist at the behest of Lara Ravel. He expresses surprise at seeing her there, as he had just met her - or rather, her twin - at the Willows.

On Day 3, the Changeling learns that the Bachelor and the Haruspex's relationship has severely deteriorated and the two are now attempting to find each other and fight. She will be asked to find the Bachelor by both Anna Angel and Capella. Capella will guide the Changeling to a house in the Hindquarters where the Bachelor had begun testing medicine. If the Changeling found the Haruspex before finding the Bachelor, she can tell the Bachelor where the Haruspex is and receive 2000 coins and one Neomycinium pill.

On Day 5, following conversations with the Cathedral guards and Maria Kaina, the Changeling can ask the Bachelor for access to the Cathedral. While he doesn't have the key, he provides a useful tip regarding their need for water.

On Day 6, the Changeling needs to find the Bachelor to help clear her name after rumours spread that she was the one that caused everyone in the Cathedral to become infected and die. He is making his own rounds to inspect the blood of women in the Town that are also under suspicion, so he will appear in different houses depending on the time.

From the morning until 14:00, the Bachelor will be at the Willows. From 14:00 to 16:00, the Bachelor will be at the Shelter. From 16:00 to 18:00, the Bachelor will be at Aspity's Hospice. After 18:00, the Bachelor will be at the Stillwater. Regardless of where the Changeling finds the Bachelor, after talking to him, she will be brought to the Stillwater. He examines her blood and concludes she is innocent, but forces her to stay there in order to prove for sure that she is not the one infecting people.

On Day 7, the Changeling will still be at the Stillwater and talks to the Bachelor, who gives her 1000 coins and lets her go. Later in the day, she will find him again at the Theatre when she is investigating why he was sent to the Town. He asks her for the Executor Mask and once she gives it to him, he will tell her about the Inquisitor and The Powers That Be. The Bachelor also tells her to look for the Haruspex in the Termitary to get more information. He then asks her to deliver a Shotgun to a Worm who lives at the western-most herb gathering hut in the Steppe.

On Day 8, he will be found in a house east of the Town Hall, both hiding from and hunting for the Haruspex.

On Day 9, the Changeling will initially run into the Bachelor on the first floor of the Short Block of the Termitary. She asks him about Rubin and Simon Kain's body. Later, the Bachelor will be in a house east of Andrey Stamatin's Pub.

On Day 10, the Changeling finds the Bachelor at Rubin's Prosectorium. He tells her that Rubin went to see the Kains and hasn't returned. Later that day, she can find him in a house in the Mouth district, next to the grocery store.

On Day 11, the Changeling needs to find the Bachelor and deliver him something on behalf of the Inquisitor. She needs to first deal with the mutiny at the Train Station, before she learns that the Bachelor and Andrey Stamatin had managed to escape from the soldiers and will be at Stamatin's Loft. The Changeling gives the Bachelor the papers from the Inquisitor. He will ask for her help in defeating both the Haruspex and the Inquisitor. Later that day, she can find him again in a building that is northeast of Maria's Wing of the Crucible.

On Day 12, the Bachelor is in the Stillwater, and can be spoken to concerning the final decision. The Bachelor's choice is to destroy the Town and preserve the Polyhedron. He requires the Utopians to be healthy to do so.

Bound (Utopians)

* Though Eva Yan's death is unavoidable while playing as the Bachelor, this does not prevent the player from being able to choose the Utopian Ending if all other Bound are healthy on Day 11.
** Vlad the Younger was originally part of the Bachelor's bound in the 2005 version of Pathologic, but was removed in later versions due to his potential death in quests that would ultimately cause players to be unable to complete the Bachelor route.

Spoken Dialogue

→ See The Bachelor/Spoken Dialogue


Game Map

Official Art


  • In the original English translation of the game, his name was transliterated as "Daniel Dankovskiy."
  • The Bachelor's appearance in the original game is based on Ilya Stepanov, a former game designer at Ice-Pick Lodge who worked on the original Pathologic.
  • There's a scrapped soundtrack that was supposed to play when the Bachelor learned of Eva Yan's death. It is not included in game, but can be found on Pathologic web-site.

    Bachelor learns of Eva Yan's death

  • Despite the Bachelors' inability to partake in Rat Racing, he is still able to pick up Rats and Brown Rats.
  • The Bachelor has a penchant for quoting Latin - often common sayings, idioms, and phrases:
  • Medicum morbo adhibere = "(In my opinion) A physician/doctor should handle the disease."[3][4]
  • Qui ignorabat, ignorabitur = "One who is ignorant will remain unnoticed.[5]
  • Sub ipsum fumus sumus = "We are under the smoke." (We're in the thick of it)[6]
  • Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas = "Fortunate is he who was able to know the causes of things."[7]
  • Ira furor brevis est. = "Anger is a brief madness."[8]
  • Ignorantia non est argumentum. = "Ignorance is no argument."[9]
  • Duobus certantibus tertius gaudet. = "While two argue, the third rejoices."[10]
  • Tempus consilium dabet = "Time will tell."[11]
  • [In] dubio pro reo = "[When] in doubt, for the accused"[12]
  • Dixi = "I have spoken"[13]
  • It's likely that the Bachelor also knows French:
  • C'est tout = "That's all"[14]