Backbiter's Billycock

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You know, hiding won't save you.
The Spy to his cowering enemies

The Backbiter's Billycock is a cosmetic item for the Spy. It is a team-colored billycock with a lighter colored stripe that sits atop the Spy's regular balaclava.

The item's description was written by caeonosphere for the Hat Describing Contest.

This item is awarded in Genuine quality to players who purchase the RED Spy Action Figure and redeem the code that comes with it.

Painted variants

Main article: Paint Can
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Single colors
Painted Backbiter's Billycock E6E6E6.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock E6E6E6 BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock D8BED8.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock D8BED8 BLU.png
An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge (RED) An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge (BLU) Color No. 216-190-216 (RED) Color No. 216-190-216 (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock C5AF91.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock C5AF91 BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 7E7E7E.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 7E7E7E BLU.png
Peculiarly Drab Tincture (RED) Peculiarly Drab Tincture (BLU) Aged Moustache Grey (RED) Aged Moustache Grey (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock 141414.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 141414 BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 2D2D24.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 2D2D24 BLU.png
A Distinctive Lack of Hue (RED) A Distinctive Lack of Hue (BLU) After Eight (RED) After Eight (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock 694D3A.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 694D3A BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 7C6C57.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 7C6C57 BLU.png
Radigan Conagher Brown (RED) Radigan Conagher Brown (BLU) Ye Olde Rustic Colour (RED) Ye Olde Rustic Colour (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock A57545.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock A57545 BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock CF7336.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock CF7336 BLU.png
Muskelmannbraun (RED) Muskelmannbraun (BLU) Mann Co. Orange (RED) Mann Co. Orange (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock E7B53B.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock E7B53B BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock F0E68C.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock F0E68C BLU.png
Australium Gold (RED) Australium Gold (BLU) The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants (RED) The Color of a Gentlemann's Business Pants (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock E9967A.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock E9967A BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock FF69B4.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock FF69B4 BLU.png
Dark Salmon Injustice (RED) Dark Salmon Injustice (BLU) Pink as Hell (RED) Pink as Hell (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock 7D4071.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 7D4071 BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 51384A.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 51384A BLU.png
A Deep Commitment to Purple (RED) A Deep Commitment to Purple (BLU) Noble Hatter's Violet (RED) Noble Hatter's Violet (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock 2F4F4F.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 2F4F4F BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 424F3B.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 424F3B BLU.png
A Color Similar to Slate (RED) A Color Similar to Slate (BLU) Zepheniah's Greed (RED) Zepheniah's Greed (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock 808000.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 808000 BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 729E42.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 729E42 BLU.png
Drably Olive (RED) Drably Olive (BLU) Indubitably Green (RED) Indubitably Green (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock 32CD32.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 32CD32 BLU.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock BCDDB3.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock BCDDB3 BLU.png
The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime (RED) The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime (BLU) A Mann's Mint (RED) A Mann's Mint (BLU)
Team colors
Painted Backbiter's Billycock A89A8C.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 839FA3.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 3B1F23.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 18233D.png
Waterlogged Lab Coat (RED) Waterlogged Lab Coat (BLU) Balaclavas Are Forever (RED) Balaclavas Are Forever (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock B8383B.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 5885A2.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 483838.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 384248.png
Team Spirit (RED) Team Spirit (BLU) Operator's Overalls (RED) Operator's Overalls (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock 803020.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 256D8D.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 654740.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock 28394D.png
The Value of Teamwork (RED) The Value of Teamwork (BLU) An Air of Debonair (RED) An Air of Debonair (BLU)
Painted Backbiter's Billycock C36C2D.png Painted Backbiter's Billycock B88035.png RED Backbiter's Billycock.png BLU Backbiter's Billycock.png
Cream Spirit (RED) Cream Spirit (BLU) Unpainted (RED) Unpainted (BLU)

Update history

August 13, 2009 Patch (Classless Update)
  • The Backbiter's Billycock was added to the game.

September 30, 2010 Patch (Mann-Conomy Update)

  • The Backbiter's Billycock was made paintable.
  • [Undocumented] Added a community-contributed description for the Backbiter's Billycock.
  • [Undocumented] The Backbiter's Billycock can now be uncrated with Unusual quality.

October 6, 2010 Patch

  • Paint affects the Backbiter's Billycock's color more, colors are less washed out.

December 2, 2010 Patch #1

  • The Backbiter's Billycock's painting texture was improved.

June 5, 2013 Patch

  • [Undocumented] Revealed the rest of the NECA action figure promos.

July 7, 2016 Patch #1 (Meet Your Match Update)

  • [Undocumented] Added Strange quality.

Notes

  • Due to how the textures are set up, painting the Backbiter's Billycock with single color Paint Cans results in different colorization between teams.

Bugs

  • The backpack icon shows this item as being grey, but it is team-colored unless painted.

Trivia

  • A backbiter is a person who says nasty things about others, referencing the Spy's tendency to badmouth opponents, as well as his penchant for backstabbing.

See also