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The janitor, later called the witch, is a demonic figure who appears in "Elliot".

"Elliot"[]

The janitor initially befriends Elliot, appearing after Elliot fled downstairs from the bullies above. She listens to Elliot's pain and frustrations, saying she pities the "nasty little people with nasty little hearts" above. She sits down to have pistachios together, prompting Elliot to relate experiences of abuse, and eventually offers to loan Elliot her Ocarina, which the janitor claims will let other people feel the pain that one is feeling when blowing it. The janitor asks for a page from Elliot's songbook in exchange for the brief loan, which Elliot agrees to.

Elliot soon returns to praise the Ocarina's effectiveness, and the janitor then presents another offer: the Ocarina, forever, in exchange for Elliot's songbook. The janitor claims to value the songbook for the amount of time and soul that went into it, but quickly gets frustrated and goes to leave when Elliot seems unwilling to turn it over. However, at the last moment Elliot has a change of heart and accepts the witch's bargain.

As the witch expected, the Ocarina gets Elliot into heaps of trouble, requiring even more power each time to get out of each bad situation. Elliot returns downstairs, and the witch claims that a third locker — the first two filled with corpses of other children — is for Elliot. The witch promises to take good care of Elliot's "husk", and that the most important thing is that Elliot's pain and rage be imbued into the Ocarina to live on forever. Elliot tries to return the Ocarina, but it flies back to its master, the witch proclaiming that Elliot already made the bargain. The witch then departs, taunting Elliot to "hurt or get hurt" even as Principal Myers arrives to take his vengeance.

The witch is delighted when Elliot blasts the Ocarina one last time, defeating Myers, but quickly becomes alarmed when Elliot starts smashing the Ocarina. Desperate, she offers Elliot another bargain: the songbook back in exchange for the Ocarina, with Elliot's musical capabilities destroyed if the songbook isn't returned. Elliot, disbelieving, destroys the Ocarina anyway, and the witch vanishes. However, the witch always remembers what happened and watches Elliot over the course of decades.

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