"They never cease to eat. They come to The Maw, gorge their fodder, and then I devour them."-The Lady
It has never been ascertained as to where the guests came from or whether they reproduce or interact with other beings in any way besides eating them. Certainly their enormous appetites explain at least some of the possibilities.
The Guests are the fourth antagonists encountered in Little Nightmares.
The Guests are an essential part of The Maw’s life-cycle. Herded into the large hall, they slump into their bowing stools, and there they feed. Without taste, without need, without end. And then they leave, one way or another.
The Guests are humanoid creatures. They are morbidly obese, to the point of being unable to use their legs. They have faces with drooping, almost "melting" faces. Some of the Guests are female, with reddish hair kept in beehive styles. Some Guests wear masks that resemble kabuki masks, and white gloves.
The Guests are first encountered in the Guest Area of the Maw. They sit at tables and devour as much food as they can get their hands on, including Six if they catch her. Some guests, upon spotting Six, will fling themselves from their chairs to chase her, crawling across the floor until they are physically stopped. The Guests are so consumed with their hunger, that they are willing to kill or die for food (some guests will fling themselves from high ledges to try and reach six, or trample each other).
- The Guests may be heavily inspired by the gluttonous humans-turned-pigs in the Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away, to which the general art style of the game is also readily compared.
- Guests are seen only boarding The Maw from their travel boat, and never vice versa.
- The Guests are said to leave The Maw "one way or another."
- It is implied that The Lady drains the life force or energy of The Guests.
- The Guests are cannibals, as they eat the meat of the children kept in the lowest levels of the ship.
- At certain points you can see the Twin Chefs cutting up meat that is in the shape of the Guests' faces, implying that the guests are fed to each other when they die.
- In the trash areas, Six encounters large piles of shoes resembling those belonging to guests, as well as luggage.