Isabela Madi-Shaw, also known as Bells by her close friends and parents, is a character from The Blackout Club (game).
Personality[edit | edit source]
Bells seems to be a brave, level-headed person even when facing terrifying situations. According to her close friend Gwen, when others in the Blackout Club were afraid to act, Bells sought out evidence on her own. She seemed well loved and revered by those in the club. It was her disappearance that spurred the organization to finally act.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Bells is a young teenager with tan skin and short, dark brown hair. In the prologue through her laptop screen, she is seen wearing a white shirt and grey zip-up sweatshirt with auburn hair.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Little is known about her early life. She started experiencing strange blackouts like the other kids in Redacre. Together they bonded over these shared experiences, forming The Blackout Club. Bells became quite close with Gwen, Dax, and the player character. When fellow club members were too afraid to start collecting evidence of the strange happenings, Bells went out on her own. Sometime during this time, Bells found a name fragment belonging to THEE-I-DARE. According to journals, she also visited a place called Saturation Control. A CHORUS Inquest was launched after she went there.
Bells first appears in her room during the prologue, recording a monologue of her plea for help regarding the strange happenings. She stores the file on a flash drive that she plans to take out of Redacre and the National Radio Quiet Zone. She initially planned to wait for her parents to come home so she could steal their car and use it to drive out of town, but she was attacked by the Shape. Bells managed to escape the Shape through a crawlspace in her house that led into the Maze.
After escaping capture and detection, Bells manages to runs into her parents dressed in sleeper garb. Brainwashed they attempt to hold Bells as the Shape returns. She breaks free and makes her way to safety by climbing out of a well with a Grappling Hook provided by the other Blackout Club members. She almost makes it to the Hideout, but at the last moment is captured and dragged away. Her smartphone was left behind.
Game[edit | edit source]
Missions started the day after Bells' disappearance, but the game seems to have begun sometime after; newspaper clippings detail her distraught parents and how her disappearance is suspected to be a possible suicide. Bells continues to be the driving force for the other Blackout Club members; they have come together to gather evidence to find out where she is and what happened to her.
According to the news recordings as seen in the Hideout, at the time of the news reports Bells has been missing for at least three weeks and the search for her has been finally called off, leaving her parents devastated.
On the TV in the Hideout, clips of her parents' interviews with the local news stations show how devastated her parents are. In one clip, her parents beg her to come home, maintaining that she is still alive somewhere.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Isabela appears on the logo of the game alongside Gwen and Dax.
- Isabela is only playable during the Prologue/tutorial mission.
- According to the sacrifice quote for the Voice THEE-I-DARE, Bells is a follower of THEE-I-DARE which matches her risk-taking attitude.
- According to the journal, CHORUS Madi-Shaw Inquest - Transcript Pt.2, Bells' mother is a Lucid.