It is unknown if the Innocent Bystander is a creature that can disguise itself as an antique or if it was originally a person that has been turned into a murderous figurine. Regardless, the lore behind the antique is that it is jinxed and that every person that has ever owned it has been horribly murdered.
Major Story Arcs
The Innocent Bystander is purchased by Emily Weston and taken to her home. It is placed at her bedside. After she falls asleep, the Innocent Bystander changes its form into a large creature and wakes Mrs. Weston before strangling her. He then shrinks, picks up his pedestal, and flees the scene of the crime.