History Characters / SilentHill4

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* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:How or when Walter killed him is uncertain, but Joseph's body was never discovered, with the other residents of the building saying that he simply vanished one day, never to return. The opening does hint that he was killed by an intruding Ghost victim, but even this is ambiguous as it doesn't exactly fit with Walter's modus operandi. The only certainty that he is dead is his ghost appearing inside Walter's Otherworld]]

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* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:How or when Walter killed him is uncertain, but Joseph's body was never discovered, with the other residents of the building saying that he simply vanished one day, never to return. The opening does hint that he was killed by an intruding Ghost victim, but even this is ambiguous as it doesn't exactly fit with Walter's modus operandi. The only certainty that he is dead is his ghost appearing inside Walter's Otherworld]]Otherworld]].
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* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler:Detangling Walter's involvement in the plot means analyzing the ''entire game itself'', so it makes him this trope.]]
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* EvilIsVisceral: Several areas of his Otherworld are made of what looks like human flesh and pulsating walls and organs. [[spoiler:His body's final form itself is a grotesque aberration of flesh and blood.]]



* {{Expy}}: Essentially the video game equivalent of Carl Rudolph Stargher, the serial killer from ''[[Film/TheCell The Cell]]''.

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* {{Expy}}: Essentially the video game equivalent of Carl Rudolph Stargher, the serial killer from ''[[Film/TheCell The Cell]]''.Cell]]'', [[spoiler:even down to having a child version of himself appear in his twisted made-up reality.]]
** [[spoiler:His ghost is highly reminiscent of [[Series/TwinPeaks BOB]] in both [[WildHair appearance]] and [[AxCrazy mannerisms.]]]]



* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: His ghost is highly reminiscent of [[Series/TwinPeaks BOB]] in both [[WildHair appearance]] and [[AxCrazy mannerisms.]]]]

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* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Walter has essentially become an "inhuman killing machine" by the time the plot begins, no matter how human his Ghost may look on the outside. His ghost is highly reminiscent of [[Series/TwinPeaks BOB]] in both [[WildHair appearance]] and [[AxCrazy mannerisms.]]]]real body plays this trope literally, however, becoming the horrific, fleshy creature known as the Conjurer.]]
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. He might look innocent and cute, but Walter's child self is far from it. His desire for revenge and willingness to kill all started because of his rough childhood, around the age his younger half appears as during the game. Walter may have actually been this trope when young, but it doesn't do anything to hide the monster he's become.]]



* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Zigzagged. Even in his earlier years, his behavior was questionable on its own, given that he was apparently a rather quiet child, preferring to observe things happening around him for the most part, and would stalk women in the subway. However, the game itself doesn't portray Walter's child form as inherently evil or creepy, and he looks absolutely adorable compared to his psychotic adult self. It's only once you see him outright dismissing DeSalvo's desperate pleadings and nonchalantly pointing towards Room 303 as Richard is electrocuted do you realize that his desire for revenge on the people who wronged him came from this early point in his life.]]

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* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Zigzagged. Even in his earlier years, his behavior was questionable on its own, given that he was apparently a rather quiet child, preferring to observe things happening around him for the most part, and would stalk women in the subway. However, the game itself doesn't portray Walter's child form as inherently evil or creepy, and he looks absolutely adorable compared to his psychotic adult self. It's only once you see him outright dismissing DeSalvo's Andrew's desperate pleadings and nonchalantly pointing towards Room 303 as Richard is electrocuted do you realize that his desire for revenge on the people who wronged him came from this early point in his life.]]



* {{Expy}}: Essentially the video game equivalent of Carl Rudolph Stargher, the serial killer from ''[[Film/TheCell The Cell]]''.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Behaves this way to Henry. He is quite soft-spoken and calm speaking to Henry, and never holds any particular malice over him. One would almost think it's a ''privilege'' to be the last of Walter's twenty-one victims. Though this just makes the [[SerialKiller things]] [[HeManWomanHater he's]] [[WouldHurtAChild done]] all the creepier.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Behaves this way to Henry. He is quite soft-spoken and calm speaking to Henry, him, and never holds any particular malice over him. One would almost think it's a ''privilege'' to be the last of Walter's twenty-one victims. Though this just makes the [[SerialKiller things]] [[HeManWomanHater he's]] [[WouldHurtAChild done]] all the creepier.



* FlashStep: [[spoiler:In the final battle with him, he'll use this to move around the arena.]]



* GunsAkimbo: And that's when he's most annoying, as he can fire a seemingly endless stream of bullets once you're in his sights.
* TheHeavy: The plot ''completely'' revolves around Walter's plans. Henry is an important character, but ''only'' because he is both a part of Walter's plans, and a threat to them.
* HeManWomanHater: Has issues with the fairer sex, evidenced by his brutal beatdown of [[spoiler: Eileen]], as well as [[spoiler: Cynthia]]'s bloody death. Also makes a pastime of mutilating female cadavers, which rise again as scary ol' giantesses, not to mention that his Otherworlds are rife with mutilated female corpses.

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* GunsAkimbo: And [[spoiler:When he dual-wields pistols, that's when he's most annoying, as he can fire a seemingly endless stream of bullets once you're in his sights.
sights.]]
* TheHeavy: The [[spoiler:The plot ''completely'' revolves around Walter's plans. Henry is an important character, but ''only'' because he is both a part of Walter's plans, and a threat to them.
them.]]
* HeManWomanHater: Has issues with the fairer sex, [[spoiler:A misogynist, as evidenced by his brutal beatdown of [[spoiler: Eileen]], as well as [[spoiler: Cynthia]]'s bloody death. Also Cynthia and Eileen's murder and attempted murder, respectively. He also makes a pastime of mutilating female cadavers, which rise again as scary ol' giantesses, the Patient monsters, not to mention that his Otherworlds are rife with mutilated female corpses.]]
** [[spoiler:To clarify, while the way he treated his victims was never pleasant, the deaths of his female victims involved a lot more physical strain, something that could be boosted by rage. Sure, setting Jasper on fire is cruel, for example, but it's relatively easy for him to do, while stabbing Cynthia multiple times requires a lot of power behind it as to not get tired quickly. As a final piece of evidence, remember that when he murdered the Locane twins, he only struck Billy once with the axe, but mutilated Miriam's body beyond recognition.]]



* TheIllegible: Walter's personal diary is scattered throughout the Forest area on stones; however, Henry is unable to make out several passages due to the script being very childish and scrawling. Eileen is able to translate them when you return later, especially if she's possessed.
** When he started killing, police were unsure why he was carving numbers like "01121" into his victims. It turns out that the middle character was actually a slash -- "01/21". He was counting his victims down.

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* TheIllegible: Walter's personal diary is scattered throughout the Forest area on stones; however, Henry is unable to make out several these passages due to the script being very childish and scrawling. Eileen [[spoiler:Eileen is able to translate them when you return later, especially if she's possessed.
possessed.]]
** When he started killing, police were unsure why he was carving numbers like "01121" into his victims. It [[spoiler:It turns out that the middle character was actually a slash -- "01/21".("01/21"). He was counting his victims down.]]



* ImprobableWeaponUser: A lot of his [[TenLittleMurderVictims 21 Sacraments]] kills were with odd weapons. For example, the sporting goods shopkeeper he killed with a golf club.
* KingMook: As far as gameplay goes, he's a glorified Victim Ghost [[spoiler: until the FinalBoss fight, and only after applying the Umbilical Cord and impaling the 8 spears into his "true" body]].
* MonsterSobStory: He just wants his mommy!

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: A [[spoiler:A lot of his [[TenLittleMurderVictims 21 Sacraments]] kills were with odd weapons. For example, the sporting goods shopkeeper he was killed with a golf club.
club.]]
* KingMook: As [[spoiler:As far as gameplay goes, he's a glorified Victim Ghost [[spoiler: until the FinalBoss fight, and only after applying the Umbilical Cord and impaling the 8 spears into his "true" body]].
body does he become vulnerable]].
* MonsterSobStory: He just All he wants is to be with his mommy!"mommy".



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Of all the "Givers of Wisdom" that could have taken up residence in his beloved Room 302, it had to be a very diligent and very prolific writer. If Joseph hadn't done the research on Walter, the Cult, and particularly the Crimson Tome, Henry may as well just serve Eileen to Walter on a platter]].
* OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement: [[spoiler:Killed himself]] in prison with a [[FunnySpoon serving spoon]]. Ouch.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler:Of all the "Givers of Wisdom" that could have taken up residence in his beloved Room 302, it had to be a very diligent and very prolific writer. If Joseph hadn't done the research on Walter, the Cult, Order and particularly the Crimson Tome, Henry may as well just serve Eileen to Walter on a platter]].
* OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement: [[spoiler:Killed himself]] himself in prison with a [[FunnySpoon [[ImprobableWeaponUser serving spoon]]. Ouch.He also killed other victims with this method.]]



%%* PerpetualSmiler
* PoorCommunicationKills: His young and unschooled mind confused "Mother is in Room 302" with "Mother ''is'' Room 302", birthing his bizarre obsession. It's implied that [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 Dahlia Gillespie]] meant for him to think that and perform the 21 Sacraments as a backup method for summoning God.
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* PerpetualSmiler: [[spoiler:His present form is never seen without a smile on his face. Even if you manage to kill him in the Good endings, he'll die calling out to his "mother" with a serene expression.]]
* PoorCommunicationKills: His [[spoiler:His young and unschooled mind confused "Mother is in Room 302" with "Mother ''is'' Room 302", birthing his bizarre obsession. It's implied that [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 Dahlia Gillespie]] meant for him to think that and perform the 21 Sacraments as a backup method for summoning God.
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God.]]



* SerialKiller: He's killed 15 people before the game begins. The game shows him taking out victims 16 through 19, and the second half of the game showcases his attempt to take out victims # 20 and 21.
* ShroudedInMyth: Authorities are baffled at how this guy continues killing when he's [[spoiler:already dead]]. As far as the normal world is concerned, their best guess is it's a copycat killer.
* ThanatosGambit: Walter [[spoiler:killed himself]] after being apprehended. He rose again [[spoiler:as ghost and dug up his own corpse]], which he then walled up inside Henry's apartment.
* {{Troll}}: Before his true identity revealed, he would give Henry Shabby Doll. Tricking the player into thinking that it might have some importance later in the game [[spoiler:while it give nothing but an extra Haunting if placed in the item chest]].
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Before The Order got their mitts on him.

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* SerialKiller: He's killed 15 people before the game begins. The game shows him taking out victims 16 through 19, and the second half of the game showcases his attempt to take out victims # 20 and 21.
* ShroudedInMyth: Authorities are baffled at how this guy continues killing when he's [[spoiler:already dead]]. As far as the normal world is concerned, their best guess is that it's a copycat killer.
* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler:It's played in-story as a demand of the 21 Sacraments. Walter [[spoiler:killed himself]] killed himself after being apprehended. He apprehended, rose again [[spoiler:as ghost from the dead and dug up his own corpse]], corpse, which he then walled up inside Henry's apartment.
apartment.]]
* {{Troll}}: Before his true identity revealed, he would give Henry the Shabby Doll. Tricking Doll, [[spoiler:the very same doll Eileen gave to him years before. This tricks the player into thinking that it might have some importance later in the game [[spoiler:while while it give gives nothing but an extra Haunting if placed in the item chest]].
chest at Room 302.]]
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Before [[spoiler:Tried his hardest to be one, before The Order got their mitts on to him.]]



** When the player first gets wind of him, you'll want to kill him for your freedom. By game's end, you're sorta wondering if you're doing him a favor by just putting the guy out of his misery.
* WouldHurtAChild: The Locane twins. Interestingly, they are the only victims who appear as monsters (Twin Victims) rather than ghosts.


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** When [[spoiler:When the player first gets wind of him, you'll want to kill him for your freedom. By game's end, you're sorta wondering if you're doing him a favor by just putting the guy out of his misery.
misery]].
* WouldHurtAChild: The Locane twins. Interestingly, [[spoiler:Interestingly, they are the only victims who appear as monsters (Twin Victims) (the Twin Victim monster) rather than ghosts.

ghosts.]]

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* AscendedExtra: Briefly mentioned in a newspaper article in Silent Hill 2, and became the BigBad of this one.

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* ArtificialBrilliance / ArtificialStupidity: [[spoiler:Walter's ghost form that chases you during the revisiting of his Otherworlds will always chase Henry and Eileen primarily, even being able to use doors. But if he does so while a Hummer or Sniffer Dog is in the area with him, he'll stop everything and attack those instead, giving the player a good chance to escape into a room where Walter won't follow them. The "stupidity" comes in when you also realize he'll sometimes get stuck trying to fight a Hummer, which are very small creatures and difficult to hit on their own.]]
** [[spoiler:FridgeBrilliance comes into play once you realize he'll attack those creatures in particular because they represent [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes things Walter is irritated by and afraid of respectively.]]]]
* AscendedExtra: Briefly mentioned in a newspaper article in Silent ''Silent Hill 2, and became 2'', now the BigBad of this one.



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:His real dead body once you reach the endgame. It goes from a pale corpse frozen in a screaming expression while connected by tubes to an iron cross and black feathers to a disgusting, unsettling '''creature''' stuck to the wall of Room 302's "womb" by larger tubes, roaring and squirming.]]



* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Zigzagged. Even in his earlier years, his behavior was questionable on its own, given that he was apparently a rather quiet child, preferring to observe things happening around him for the most part, and would stalk women in the subway. However, the game itself doesn't portray Walter's child form as inherently evil or creepy, and he looks absolutely adorable compared to his psychotic adult self. It's only once you see him outright dismissing DeSalvo's desperate pleadings and nonchalantly pointing towards Room 303 as Richard is electrocuted do you realize that his desire for revenge on the people who wronged him came from this early point in his life.]]



* DissonantSerenity: The most laid-back character the series has produced yet. He's also a [[ImplacableMan Implacable]] SerialKiller that has murdered men, women and children alike.

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* DissonantSerenity: The most laid-back character the series has produced yet. He's Rarely ever seen frowning as an adult, always with a serene smile on his face. And he's also a an [[ImplacableMan Implacable]] implacable]] SerialKiller that has murdered men, women and children alike.



* EvilLaugh: Attempts to cause Walter injury merely amuse him.
** He may do it while[=/=]before attacking.
* FamousLastWords: "Mom?" Well, what else?

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* EvilLaugh: Attempts to cause Walter injury merely amuse him.
** He may do it while[=/=]before attacking.
[[spoiler:In his Ghost form, he'll often cackle evilly as he assaults Henry and Eileen.]]
* FamousLastWords: "Mom?" Well, what else?[[spoiler:Calling for his mother in a pool of his own blood. Couldn't be anything else.]]



* FeatherMotif: The [[spoiler: cross his corpse is strung to and his monstrously huge form]] both have black feathers attached to them.
* FiringOneHanded: And holding a long steel pipe in the other.
* FreudianExcuse: Walter's got one. Or a dozen.
* FutureMeScaresMe: The scene with Little Walter meeting his future self. Little Walter doesn't quite grasp the implications, but the player does.

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* FeatherMotif: The [[spoiler: [[spoiler:The cross his corpse is strung to and his that same corpse's monstrously huge form]] final form both have black feathers attached to them.
them.]]
* FiringOneHanded: And holding Gun on one hand and a long steel pipe in the other.
* FreudianExcuse: Walter's got one. Or [[spoiler:His real mother abandoned him as a dozen.
baby in an empty apartment, any caring figure that came into his life abused him emotionally and physically, and any women he approached (Eileen being the one exception) rejected him because of his unkempt looks. Going on a killing spree is not the right response to any problem, but there are definitely good reasons for why Walter is so tormented and cruel.]]
* FutureMeScaresMe: The [[spoiler:The scene with Little Walter meeting his future self. Little Walter doesn't quite grasp the implications, but the player does.]]
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A supposedly dead serial killer -- so what is he doing still stalking the halls of Ashfield Heights, killing (or attempting to kill) everyone he comes across?

* AndShowItToYou: His first ten victims for his 21 Sacraments had their hearts removed as well.

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A supposedly dead serial killer -- so what is he doing briefly mentioned in a newspaper clipping found in ''Silent Hill 2'', now the main villain of ''4''. [[spoiler:He was abandoned in Room 302 as a baby, still stalking with his umbilical cord on him, until he was found by the halls superintendent, who had it removed and kept it to himself as a memento. Walter grew up in an orphanage out in the woods near Silent Hill, where he was often the subject of Ashfield Heights, killing (or attempting abuse and neglect by his caretakers, sent to kill) everyone a "Water Prison" multiple times and having an all-around unstable growth environment. As the orphanage was actually a front by the Order to carry out their teachings, Walter became interested in the "21 Sacraments for the Descent of the Holy Mother" ritual, thinking that it would help him reunite with his "mother", which he comes across?

now believed was Room 302 itself, willing to kill anyone who crossed him before or was simply around him in order to complete it.]]

[[spoiler:As a part of the 21 Sacraments, Walter himself became number 11, representing Assumption, stabbing his own neck with a spoon in his prison cell after being apprehended for the murder and heart removal of 10 victims prior. Post-mortem, his spirit carried out the rest of the killings, leading to the main plot of the game.]]


* AllThereInTheManual: While the game does a fine job of explaining the reasons and methods behind his ritual, the remainder of Walter's story and his relations to his victims is told through Translated Memories, an online page that translates the Japanese manual for ''Silent Hill 4'' in detail.
* AndShowItToYou: His first ten victims for his the "Ten Hearts" portion of the 21 Sacraments had their hearts removed as well.



%%* AxCrazy
* BadassLongcoat: A blue raincoat.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:He manages to kill Eileen and Henry in the "21 Sacraments" ending, completing the ritual]].
* BarbarianLongHair: Let's see, serial killer, uncombed hair, PermaStubble, yup, he seems like a [[SarcasmMode pretty civilized guy]].
* BloodIsTheNewBlack: His raincoat is covered in a bit of blood.
* BigBad: He's the one behind the latest string of murders, and wants also to kill Eileen and Henry to complete the 21 Sacraments ritual.
* CallingCard: Carving numbers into the bodies and--albeit only for the Ten Hearts victims--ripping out their hearts and carving his name.
* ChainsawGood: He's armed with a pistol and a chainsaw in Forest World Revisited. [[DemonicSpiders Neither option is pleasant.]]
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Inverted -- [[spoiler:His corpse is]] strung up and mounted on a giant metal cross.
* DeadAllAlong: The Walter Sullivan you encounter throughout the game is [[spoiler:just a projection]]. The real Walter's [[spoiler:moldering corpse is hidden behind a false wall in Henry's apartment]].
* DissonantSerenity: The most laid-back character the series has produced yet. He's also a [[ImplacableMan Implacable]] SerialKiller that has murdered countless men, women and children.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Even serial killer Walter loves his mommy, [[spoiler:the apartment you're stuck in]]. In fact, his love for his mommy is his primary motivation.

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%%* AxCrazy
* AxCrazy: As a serial killer, this comes with the territory.
* BadassLongcoat: A blue raincoat.
raincoat covered in blood.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:He manages to kill [[spoiler:If the player gets the 21 Sacraments ending, Walter successfully kills both Henry and Eileen and Henry in the "21 Sacraments" ending, completing the ritual]].
stays with Room 302]].
* BarbarianLongHair: Let's see, serial killer, uncombed hair, PermaStubble, yup, he seems like a [[SarcasmMode pretty civilized guy]].
It adds to his unkempt, hobo-like look.
* BloodIsTheNewBlack: His raincoat is covered in a bit of blood.
blood splatters.
* BigBad: Of ''Silent Hill 4: The Room''. He's the one behind the latest string of murders, and [[spoiler:and wants also to kill Eileen and Henry to complete the 21 Sacraments ritual.
* CallingCard: Carving numbers into the bodies and--albeit only for the Ten Hearts victims--ripping out their hearts and carving his name.
* ChainsawGood: He's armed with a pistol and a chainsaw in Forest World Revisited. [[DemonicSpiders Neither option is pleasant.
ritual.]]
* CallingCard: Carving numbers into the bodies of his victims and - albeit only for the Ten Hearts victims - ripping out their hearts and carving his name.
* ChainsawGood: He's armed with a pistol and a chainsaw during the Forest World revisit.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Inverted -- in that he's ''definitely'' not heroic to anyone but himself. [[spoiler:His corpse is]] is strung up and mounted on a giant metal cross.
cross behind a wall in Room 302, placed there by his own ghost.]]
* DeadAllAlong: The Walter Sullivan you encounter throughout the game is [[spoiler:just a projection]]. projection, or rather, his own spirit "ascended" from his body. The real Walter's [[spoiler:moldering moldering corpse is hidden behind a false wall in Henry's apartment]].
* DissonantSerenity: The most laid-back character the series has produced yet. He's also a [[ImplacableMan Implacable]] SerialKiller that has murdered countless men, women and children.
children alike.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Even serial killer Walter [[spoiler:Although DEFINITELY not his ''real'' mother. Instead he loves his mommy, [[spoiler:the the apartment you're stuck in]]. in, Room 302, believing it to be his mother. In fact, his love for his mommy mom is his primary motivation.]]
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: [[spoiler: The amount of damage done to Eileen in the second half of the game will affect how fast she walks towards her death during the FinalBoss. But if you decide to sacrifice a Holy Candle right before said boss, you can completely heal her of all damage done to her and ensure a much easier time]].

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: [[spoiler: The AntiFrustrationFeatures:
** [[spoiler:The
amount of damage done to Eileen in the second half of the game will affect how fast she walks towards her death during the FinalBoss. But if you decide to sacrifice a Holy Candle or two right before said boss, the cutscene where she leaves Henry alone, you can completely heal her of all damage done to her and ensure a much easier time]].time]].
** [[spoiler:Furthermore, you can also exploit the Holy Candles during said final boss, by placing them at the stairs leading to the walkway Eileen is at, which will make her walk much slower towards Walter's death machine.]]



A journalist introduced back in ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' as a writer of a magazine article regarding Silent Hill's Wish House, where Walter was raised. In this game, he's the former resident of Room 302 before Henry moves in. He's also Walter's 15th victim, representing "Despair", who's supposed to serve as a guide for Henry, "The Receiver of Wisdom".

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A journalist introduced back in ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' as a writer of a magazine article regarding Silent Hill's Wish House, House (then known as the "Hope House"), where Walter was raised. In this game, he's the [[spoiler:the former resident of Room 302 before Henry moves moved in. He's Joseph was researching the Walter Sullivan case as a freelance investigator, and eventually also found himself locked within his apartment with a hole in his wall leading to the Otherworld created by Sullivan's demented mind, witnessing several murders and even discovering how to deal with the Ghosts in that world. Fearful of being the next one to die, however, he sealed the storage room inside Room 302, but as time goes on, he starts suffering from chest pains, temporary blindness and headaches. As his diary described, he knew his time was running short.]]

[[spoiler:Victim 15/21, "Despair" of the 21 Sacraments, although we never learn how exactly Walter killed him or where his body is, just that he suddenly disappeared from the room altogether some time before Henry took residence. His ghost appears before the final Otherworld revisit, to inform Henry and Eileen of
Walter's 15th victim, representing "Despair", who's supposed to serve as a guide for Henry, "The Receiver of Wisdom".
intentions with the 21 Sacraments.]]




* BadassBaritone: When he speaks in Room 302 of the Past, he addresses Henry in a very deep, booming and echoing voice.
* BenevolentPrecursors: [[spoiler:As convenient as it is that he's a significantly prolific writer, the more he learns about Walter, the more he realizes his role as the giver to the coming "Receiver of Wisdom". His later notes are the most specific and most helpful to the player]].
* ContinuityNod: From ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'', in the same way that Walter Sullivan and Frank Sunderland are from ''VideoGame/SilentHill2''.
* FallenHero: Though not an evil one.
* MeaningfulName: His last name is Schreiber, which is German for writer, and he's a journalist.
* MrExposition: When Henry finds him in Room 302 of the Past, he explains Walter's backstory, as well as the means to stop Walter. He's also the writer of the Red Diary excerpts which Henry keeps finding slipped under his front door.
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: During his time locked in room 302, he gains knowledge of the future through visions. One example is that he sees the inside of Henry's apartment. He also learns the names of the last six victims a long time before Walter Sullivan actually goes after them. As his role is the "Giver of Wisdom", this is quite appropriate.

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* ApocalypticLog: Joseph's Red Diary, which are notes regarding his investigation of the Sullivan case and his personal experiences inside Room 302, all of which can be found throughout the game.
* BadassBaritone: When he speaks in Room 302 of the Past, he addresses Henry in a very deep, booming and echoing voice.
* BenevolentPrecursors: [[spoiler:As convenient as it is that he's a significantly prolific writer, the more he learns about Walter, the more he realizes his role as the giver Giver to the coming "Receiver of Wisdom". His later notes are the most specific and most helpful to the player]].
* ContinuityNod: From To ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'', in the same way that Walter Sullivan and Frank Sunderland are from related to ''VideoGame/SilentHill2''.
* FallenHero: Though not an evil one.
*
MeaningfulName: His last name is Schreiber, which Schreiber is German for writer, "writer", and he's a journalist.
* MrExposition: When [[spoiler:When Henry finds him in Room 302 of the Past, he explains Walter's backstory, as well as the means to stop Walter. He's also the writer of the Red Diary excerpts which Henry keeps finding slipped under his front door.
door.]]
** [[spoiler:By doing so, however, he's fulfilling his role as the Giver of Wisdom and essentially [[NiceJobBreakingItHero preparing Henry to become the final Sacrament.]]]]
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:How or when Walter killed him is uncertain, but Joseph's body was never discovered, with the other residents of the building saying that he simply vanished one day, never to return. The opening does hint that he was killed by an intruding Ghost victim, but even this is ambiguous as it doesn't exactly fit with Walter's modus operandi. The only certainty that he is dead is his ghost appearing inside Walter's Otherworld]]
* PropheciesAreAlwaysRight: During [[spoiler:During his time locked in room 302, he gains knowledge of the future through visions. One example is that he sees the inside of Henry's apartment. He also learns the names of the last six victims a long time before Walter Sullivan actually goes after them. As his role is the "Giver of Wisdom", this is quite appropriate.]]
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* NiceGuy: He's shown to be a decent person rather early on, [[spoiler:such as his comforting of a [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying Cynthia]] and how the player can choose to protect Eileen from all harm. He's also cordial enough with Richard when they meet, and tries to warn him about the danger in the Otherworld, not to mention '''nearly frying his hand''' trying to get Richard out of the electric chair, not '''seconds''' after he enters the room and spots him.

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* NiceGuy: He's shown to be a decent person rather early on, [[spoiler:such [[spoiler: such as his comforting of a [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying Cynthia]] and how the player can choose to protect Eileen from all harm. He's also cordial enough with Richard when they meet, and tries to warn him about the danger in the Otherworld, not to mention '''nearly frying his hand''' trying to get Richard out of the electric chair, not '''seconds''' after he enters the room and spots him.]]
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* BreakTheCutie: Once completely unaware of the terror going on, all she wanted to do for the evening was go to a party. [[spoiler:And then the man she was once nice to enters her room and beats her to near-death, dragging her into his own twisted perception of reality and scarring her mentally, preparing her slowly for the sake of waking his "mother" up next door. Should Henry not protect her well, Walter will end up [[KillTheCutie killing her]] on top of everything else.]]



James Sunderland's father and the superintendent of South Ashfield Heights.

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James Sunderland's father and the The superintendent of South Ashfield Heights.
Heights [[spoiler:and the father of James Sunderland, the protagonist of ''Silent Hill 2''. He was the one who found Walter Sullivan in Room 302, abandoned as a baby. After his umbilical cord was cut, Frank decided to keep it in a box at his apartment.]]




* ContinuityNod: To ''Silent Hill 2'', of course.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: [[spoiler: The umbilical cord of a random infant left in your apartment complex is pretty strange, yeah]].


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* ContinuityNod: To ''Silent Hill 2'', of course.
* CollectorOfTheStrange: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:Keeping the umbilical cord of a random infant left in your apartment complex is pretty strange, yeah]].

yeah]].
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:To ''Silent Hill 2'', being James Sunderland's father. Henry mentions when examining one of the pictures in his apartment how Frank hasn't seen his son or his daughter-in-law in a long time after they went to Silent Hill.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Reasonable, friendly and an overall nice man to talk to. Cutscenes show him being very civil and polite with Eileen, and he'll often come by the door to Room 302 to check on it.
* InvisibleToNormals: On the receiving end. Frank only hears about the deaths in the game by proxy, and since he has the smallest, least important tie to Walter's history, he's one of the few characters not to be dragged into Walter's Otherworlds, nor is he a part of the 21 Sacraments.

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Henry's next-door neighbor in Room 301. She's caring, upbeat and perky when the player first gets to meet her. [[spoiler:As it turns out, she met Walter when he was a homeless man out in the subway, cold and alone. Still a very young girl, she gave him the small doll she was holding at the time to give him comfort, despite her mother's protests about approaching the creepy-looking man. Walter took this single act of kindness in his life to heart, as Eileen noticed he was crying as she left with her mother.]]

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Henry's next-door neighbor in Room 301.303. She's caring, upbeat and perky when the player first gets to meet her. [[spoiler:As it turns out, she met Walter when he was a homeless man out in the subway, cold and alone. Still a very young girl, she gave him the small doll she was holding at the time to give him comfort, despite her mother's protests about approaching the creepy-looking man. Walter took this single act of kindness in his life to heart, as Eileen noticed he was crying as she left with her mother.]]
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