The Bandit is a common enemy encountered throughout the entire game. Bandits fire a red, round bullet one at a time that hits for 3 HP. They are the only enemy that can fail to aim at the player, occasionally shooting in a completely random direction. When in groups, they seem to shoot more often and precisely.
Bandits sometimes spawn in groups around explosive barrels. Shooting the barrel will kill them all if they are within the explosion radius.
They don't do any damage when touching the player. Staying close prevents them from shooting, as they try to run away and keep distance.