The Quell is a boss encountered in The Evil Within.


A slithering monster that possesses multiple tentacles and the ability to camouflage, it is a creature generated by Ruvik's desire to remain unseen by others. It changes color to blend in with its surroundings and uses its long tentacles to ensnare the unwary and slay them. It has no eyes, but a large mouth that can unhinge, revealing layers upon layers of crooked, razor-sharp teeth.


Appearing only in chapter 14, the Quell is quick and agile, and will attack you primarily with its tentacles, or release slug-like beings that will leap onto the player, causing minor damage. You can dispatch these slugs for precious revolver bullets if you’re running low on ammo. It is advisable to keep your distance and utilize your Freeze Bolts to inflict damage on and temporary immobilize it, allowing you to deal additional damage, preferably with a few close-range shotgun blasts. Alternatively, you can use either Explosive Bolts or the sniper rifle; either one will inflict heavy damage. The Quell will at times back off and either activate his stealth ability and cling to a wall, or hide in one of the many pipes on the ceiling. From this position, it can be shot down with just one blast from your handgun.



  • Quell's design seems to be influenced by Novistador from the Resident Evil 4. Both creatures are able to camouflage themselves and have long limbs that they use to attack the protagonist.
Characters and Creatures of The Evil Within


Sebastian Castellanos • Juli Kidman • Pedro Martin


Joseph Oda • Leslie Withers? • Tatiana Gutierrez? • Marcelo Jimenez • Oscar Connelly

Victoriano Family

Ruben Victoriano? • Laura Victoriano • Ernesto Victoriano • Beatriz Victoriano


The Administrator • Myra Hanson

Minor Characters

Marta Martin • Lily Castellanos? • Juanita Flores • Valerio Jimenez • Victoriano Mystery Man

Missing Persons

Fernando Carbrera? • Chris Taylor? • Patrick Higgins? • Salvador Graciano? • Ivan Diaz

Legend: Alive, Ambiguous fate?, Deceased
Character status at the end of The Evil Within, future plotline deaths notwithstanding.


The Haunted • Cadaver • AlterEgo • The Babies


Ruvik Doppelgangers • Shigyo • Neun • Zehn • Trauma • Heresy • Juli Doppelgangers


The Keeper? • Laura? • Sentinel? • Sadist • The Dark Keeper • Quell • Amalgam Alpha • Shade

Legend: Active, Determinant fate?, Deceased
Creature status at the end of The Evil Within.

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