@space-time-nomad, as I’ve asked numerous times before, please direct all non art-related questions to my personal blog, not to my art blog.
What you’re asking is, unfortunately, an oversimplified way of looking at it. Think of it more like this:
These are the three ingredients that make up “Bendy.” The demon’s personality exists as a very real fact. Bendy, the cartoon character, is an unchanging concept, but not yet real. The ink has no personality in and of itself – it merely exists to blend things and dilute them, making them into fodder for creation.
When the demon was kinda slurped into the machine, he was dissolved into the ink – not completely there, but not completely gone, either.
Then, the cartoon character persona of Bendy was added to the mix, creating “Bendy.” The most prominent characteristics of “Bendy” belong to Bendy, of course, but what’s left of the demon’s personality has a tendency to peek through every now and then – especially when he’s feeling in a way that Bendy never would.
And this is what happens when the mixture destabilizes. It’s not the pure demon left behind; it’s still basically mixed. But certain key elements of what made him Bendy, the cartoon character, have scattered… but his reflection is untouched. Does that make sense?