Dr. Ignacious Bleed is the deuteragonist in Amateur Surgeon. He is the mentor of Alan Probe. He was once a successful doctor with his own hospital and another apprentice, Dwayne Pipe, first introduced as "Horrace". However, Dwayne sabotaged many of Bleed's surgeries including one involving the parents of a young woman named Aureola. Since his downfall, Bleed's hospital was driven into bankruptcy and he became a lone wanderer. One night, he was vaguing across a street when a distracted Alan Probe ran over him with his van. Bleed showed him how to set his bones. Realizing he was a doctor, Probe pleaded to be his apprentice, to which Bleed reluctantly agreed.