Am I the only one who thinks that Henry possibly created Boris instead of Bendy?. It could be why they get along in the game or it's just a silly thought of mine.
A lot of folks have theorized that, but hear me out – Henry’s audio tape is from just TWO WEEKS into the studio’s foundation. It’s very new – they were probably doing commission animation for other companies at that point, if any animation work at all aside from just generally getting the company set up. They likely didn’t have any characters yet, so Henry is probably talking about the first character the studio ever had – likely the main character for the studio, in much the same way Mickey served that purpose at Disney.
That aside, we already know Bendy eventually became a very popular character, thanks to Susie’s tape in Ch2. And Henry’s “a character I think they’re going to love” line is too specifically placed in the game – if it were real life, we might dismiss it as him thinking his character would be more popular than it was, but this is a video game, telling a story where every line of dialogue – and there isn’t much dialogue, really – MEANS something.
That, on top of the fact that Henry’s voice line is actually hidden, implies that whatever revelations come out of it are meant to be a pretty damn big deal to the story… like, game-changing level of big deal. Not to mention, we’re already halfway into the game! We’re at the point where any revelations that add to the lore are gonna be profound, and what would be more profound than the revelation that, whoa, Joey Drew didn’t come up with Bendy… it was Henry, the character you’re playing as!
If we’re talking pure logic, the kind we’d use in a real life scenario, I’d agree that Henry could be talking about any of the characters in the game. But this is a video game, a work of fiction, where no line of dialogue is placed by accident or just said offhand without much thought – everything is very deliberate. There are deeper meanings and implications to practically every audio recording we’ve come across so far, if you pick apart the dialogue. So it really makes the most sense for us to assume that whatever secret Henry has just revealed to the player is, in fact, as big of a deal as possible.
It also adds to the drama of the story if we assume he created Bendy rather than Boris. If it were Boris, then yeah, okay, guy works together with his creation to survive. It makes sense, but there’s little drama. If it’s Bendy, though, we’re seeing creator pitted against apparently-vengeful creation, which has a LOT of drama to it.