Kin refers to a type of enemy in Bloodborne.
Kin enemies can often be identified by their alien, often slimy and/or blobby and slug-like appearance. They are often of blue or pale blue colors and can even glow.
Due to the nature of appearance of Kin enemies, many players confuse them with Great Ones, however, the difference is quite simple. Kin can never be Great Ones, they are humans who have been blessed by them and ascended, evolved into something beyond humanity. Great Ones, on the other hand, are born Great Ones, they have no connection with humans, they are beings that exist on several planes of existance and can travel and/or manipulate said planes.
However, there are indeed Kin who have achieved such a bizarre and extreme physical aspect that some might wonder if they aren't
An easy way to distinguish Kin from Great Ones is to attack them. The Kin will bleed a yellowish and pale fluid, while Great Ones do not.
A common characteristic of Kin is that they are weak to Bolt and Thrust damage, Kin enemies also take more damage from "ATK vs kin UP" Blood Gems (often referred as Kinhunter's Blood Gems) and this can help players make the distinction from Kin bosses and true great Ones. A more uncommon characteristic is being capable of dealing Arcane damage, while only a few, of inducing Frenzy.
Becoming a Kin
- Celestial Child (a congregation, found on the right side of the Upper Cathedral Ward Lamp)
- Fishing Hamlet Priest
- Child of Rom
- Garden of Eyes
- Winter Lantern
- Celestial Child
- Celestial Minion
- Fluorescent Flower
- Fishman Mage
- An easy way to identify Kin enemies is that they do not bleed red, but rather a yellowish pale fluid.
- All Kin are sensitive to Thrust and Bolt damage, but some are also sensitive to Fire.
- The League relates Kin as "freakish slugs".
- The Kin share many similarities to the traditional depiction of Grey Aliens, otherwise known as The Roswell Greys. The likeness is most notably seen with the bulbous heads and gangly limbs. However; whilst The Kin share a striking resemblance towards the conventional Grey Alien, as stated above, they are not Great Ones.
- Because The Kin are simply humans who have become more evolved forms of humanity, this relates directly back to origin of The Grey Alien concept. In the 1893 article called "Man of the Year Million"; written by the well-known author H.G. Wells he envisioned the possible future of humanity's evolution into a race of short, large-headed, grey-skinned beings. Much like how the Kin are evolved humans; Well's hypothetical interpertation of humanity's evolution, many have beome the basis as to why humans in The Bloodborne Universe can become a part of The Kin.