|To live is to suffer.|
This article is a stub. Please help the Getting Over It Wiki by expanding it.
"Or are you the man in the cauldron, Diogenes?" ~Bennett Foddy
Diogenes is the mostly silent protagonist of Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy. His character references the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes, a man who would often sleep in a pot in the marketplace of Athens as a protest against Greek society. Similarly, Getting Over It's Diogenes lives with half of his body inside of a black metal cauldron. He wields an oversized orange Yosemite hammer to help him scale the various obstacles up the mountain.
Diogenes appears to be a muscular man with nearly completely shaved brown hair along with a beard. Half of his body remains unseen, due to his lower half being inside of a black cauldron.
Diogenes is mostly silent throughout the game. However, when it comes to moments of pulling himself up onto ledges with a lot of force, you can often hear him grunting, and time to time you can hear him mutter the word "No" when falling. He has a tendency to look around, typically to where the hammer is pointing but occasionally to certain ledges if the player remains still.
In other media
- Diogenes is a largely silent character, however he does make grunt sounds throughout the game.
- Confirmed by Bennett Foddy himself, the hammer Diogenes holds is not a sledgehammer but rather an oversized yosemite hammer
- Bennett Foddy has also stated that Diogenes wears the pot to protect himself while falling.
- It is unclear how his legs fit inside the pot, or if he even has legs at all.
- Paintings of Diogenes of Sinope can be seen in the background of sections of Stage 2, strengthining the connection between Getting Over It's Diogenes and the real life figure.
- The model used for Diogenes is an Adobe stock asset.