|Location||Temple of Styx|
Bothers are spirits made up of the ashes of multiple deceased mortals. These spirits take up residence in burial urns to combine their strength in an attempt to escape the Underworld. They can be found crawling about in the highest reaches of the Underworld, the Temple of Styx.
They resemble and attack similarly to Wretched Pests, but are much stronger.
When a Bother spots Zagreus, it will move away from him in an attempt to find a safe position to fire from. Shortly after, it will launch a bright purple projectile into the air which falls in an arc, causing a large AoE explosion when they come into contact with the ground. The damage done by these will only affect Zagreus, unlike the traps created by Wretched Pests. Also unlike Pests, Bothers will move continuously, rather than try to hide and blend in.
A large red indicator showing the landing spot of the projectile and the entire area affected appears as soon as they are fired.
The projectiles can be deflected, but only when they are close to the ground, which happens when they have either just been fired or about to land.
A larger, tougher Bother will serve as a possible encounter at the end of one of the Satyr Tunnels. This Bother will send several blasts out at once, surrounding itself in a wide radius to discourage players from getting close enough to attack.