History VideoGame / SilentHillOrigins

27th Apr '17 6:54:16 AM MarsJenkar
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* HyperspaceArsenal: Travis, like most other ''Franchise/SilentHill'' protagonists, can carry a ''lot'' of stuff on him.

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* HyperspaceArsenal: Travis, like most other ''Franchise/SilentHill'' protagonists, can carry a ''lot'' of stuff on him. It's a lot more noticeable in this game, however, given the ability of Travis to carry multiple portable televisions, typewriters, etc.



* TheKillerInMe: If the Bad Ending is canon, [[spoiler: Travis is implied to be a serial killer and The Butcher is a manifestation of his "dark side".]]

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* TheKillerInMe: If the Bad Ending is canon, [[spoiler: Travis is implied to be a serial killer and The Butcher is a manifestation of his "dark side".]]side"]].
27th Apr '17 6:44:03 AM MarsJenkar
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* EpisodeZeroTheBeginning: Its Japanese title.
* {{Expy}}: The Butcher looks like a more muscular and "sexually repressed" version of [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]].

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* EarnYourBadEnding: You have to go out of your way to slaughter monsters to get the bad ending, ''and'' you have to do it on a NewGamePlus.
* EpisodeZeroTheBeginning: Its Japanese title.
title. Also, the English title has a stylized "zero" for the "O" in "Origins" (generally rendered as "0rigins").
* {{Expy}}: The Butcher looks like a more muscular and "sexually repressed" version of [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]].



* SprintMeter: Travis can't run very long (compared to other ''Franchise/SilentHill'' protagonists) before he gets winded unless he downs an energy drink or is wearing the Sprinter outfit. It's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] somewhat in that interactions with the game world reveal that Travis is a smoker. [[spoiler:The fact that Helen tried to gas Travis and herself to death when he was a child could also be a factor.]]

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* SprintMeter: Travis can't run very long (compared to other ''Franchise/SilentHill'' protagonists) before he gets winded unless he downs an energy drink or is wearing the Sprinter outfit. It's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] somewhat in that interactions with the game world reveal that Travis is a smoker.smoker, and he probably inhaled some smoke from the fire he went into at the beginning of the game as well, making things worse. [[spoiler:The fact that Helen tried to gas Travis and herself to death when he was a child could also be a factor.]]
13th Apr '17 11:09:28 AM Crino37
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* {{Expy}}: The Butcher looks like a muscular and "sexually repressed" version of [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]].

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* {{Expy}}: The Butcher looks like a more muscular and "sexually repressed" version of [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]].
13th Apr '17 11:08:41 AM Crino37
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* {{Expy}}: The Butcher looks like a muscular and sexually reprimed version of [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]].

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* {{Expy}}: The Butcher looks like a muscular and sexually reprimed "sexually repressed" version of [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]].
13th Apr '17 11:07:34 AM Crino37
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* {{Expy}}: The Butcher looks like a muscular and sexually reprimed version of [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 Pyramid Head]].


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* TheKillerInMe: If the Bad Ending is canon, [[spoiler: Travis is implied to be a serial killer and The Butcher is a manifestation of his "dark side".]]
11th Apr '17 8:14:31 AM MarsJenkar
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A prequel released for the handheld PSP and later ported to the Playstation 2, ''Origins'' is a retelling of the events that happened seven years before ''SilentHill1''. It stars a trucker named Travis Grady, whose attempts to take a shortcut through Silent Hill get sidetracked by a figure running onto the road and a house on fire. After bailing a mysterious (and very, very crispy) girl out of her house, he passes out and awakes in the completely deserted streets of Silent Hill. His attempts to find out what exactly happened to the girl lead him all over the town and eventually get him embroiled in mysterious cult activity, as well as the [[DarkAndTroubledPast troubled past]] of his that appears to be a prerequisite for ''SilentHill'' protagonists.

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A prequel released for the handheld PSP and later ported to the Playstation 2, ''Origins'' is a retelling of the events that happened seven years before ''SilentHill1''.''VideoGame/SilentHill1''. It stars a trucker named Travis Grady, whose attempts to take a shortcut through Silent Hill get sidetracked by a figure running onto the road and a house on fire. After bailing a mysterious (and very, very crispy) girl out of her house, he passes out and awakes in the completely deserted streets of Silent Hill. His attempts to find out what exactly happened to the girl lead him all over the town and eventually get him embroiled in mysterious cult activity, as well as the [[DarkAndTroubledPast troubled past]] of his that appears to be a prerequisite for ''SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' protagonists.



Characters in ''Origins'', with the exception of Travis himself, are all younger versions of the characters found in ''SilentHill1'' -- Dahlia, Lisa, and Kaufmann. They wear different clothes and have slightly different personalities, but are ultimately the same.

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Characters in ''Origins'', with the exception of Travis himself, are all younger versions of the characters found in ''SilentHill1'' ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' -- Dahlia, Lisa, and Kaufmann. They wear different clothes and have slightly different personalities, but are ultimately the same.



* BuffySpeak: Travis, while holding up a piece of the MacGuffin: "Hey! I've got your... your THING for you!" Justified in that he had just faced the most traumatic event of his whole life. He wasn't exactly in the right state of mind. Plus, neither he nor the player (unless they've played ''SilentHill1'') actually know what it is at that point.

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* BuffySpeak: Travis, while holding up a piece of the MacGuffin: "Hey! I've got your... your THING for you!" Justified in that he had just faced the most traumatic event of his whole life. He wasn't exactly in the right state of mind. Plus, neither he nor the player (unless they've played ''SilentHill1'') ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'') actually know what it is at that point.



* ContinuityNod: The whole game, but specific callbacks to ''SilentHill1'' include a redone version of [[spoiler:Dahlia and Alessa's conversation shortly before the poor girl was sacrificed]], a redone version of [[spoiler:Dahlia and Kaufmann's conversation about the summoning spell to draw Cheryl back to Alessa]], and [[spoiler:the graveyard in which Harry and his wife find Cheryl]].

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* ContinuityNod: The whole game, but specific callbacks to ''SilentHill1'' ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'' include a redone version of [[spoiler:Dahlia and Alessa's conversation shortly before the poor girl was sacrificed]], a redone version of [[spoiler:Dahlia and Kaufmann's conversation about the summoning spell to draw Cheryl back to Alessa]], and [[spoiler:the graveyard in which Harry and his wife find Cheryl]].



* DramaticIrony: Near the end of the game, Travis angrily asks Alessa when they're gonna get to see what's in ''her'' sick little head. [[SilentHill1 Oh, if he only knew...]]

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* DramaticIrony: Near the end of the game, Travis angrily asks Alessa when they're gonna get to see what's in ''her'' sick little head. [[SilentHill1 [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 Oh, if he only knew...]]



* HyperspaceArsenal: Travis, like most other ''SilentHill'' protagonists, can carry a ''lot'' of stuff on him.

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshade hung]] by Dr. Kaufmann just before the final boss fight.
--> '''Dr. Kaufmann:''' I'm surprised to see you. We had assumed you'd just leave.
* HyperspaceArsenal: Travis, like most other ''SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' protagonists, can carry a ''lot'' of stuff on him.



* MarketBasedTitle: It's called "Silent Hill 0" in Japan.
* NonAppearingTitle: The first song played in the game is titled "O.R.T." This stands for '''O'''ral '''R'''ehydration '''T'''herapy - which is extremely relevant to Alessa, considering it's used used to treat ''burn victims.'' Of course, the song itself isn't about this type of therapy, and is never even mentioned.



* SolveTheSoupCans: At the motel, Travis has to drain a pool in order to get a thing lying on its bottom. The thing is that the water level in the pool is barley waist-height so Travis could easily just climb down there and fish it out, but there is no prompt to make him to do so.
* SprintMeter: Travis can't run very long (compared to other ''SilentHill'' protagonists) before he gets winded unless he downs an energy drink or is wearing the Sprinter outfit. It's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] somewhat in that interactions with the game world reveal that Travis is a smoker. [[spoiler:The fact that Helen tried to gas Travis and herself to death when he was a child could also be a factor.]]

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* SolveTheSoupCans: At the motel, Travis has to drain a pool in order to get a thing lying on its bottom. The thing is that the water level in the pool is barley barely waist-height so Travis could easily just climb down there and fish it out, but there is no prompt to make him to do so.
* SprintMeter: Travis can't run very long (compared to other ''SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' protagonists) before he gets winded unless he downs an energy drink or is wearing the Sprinter outfit. It's [[JustifiedTrope justified]] somewhat in that interactions with the game world reveal that Travis is a smoker. [[spoiler:The fact that Helen tried to gas Travis and herself to death when he was a child could also be a factor.]]



*** This extends to ''SilentHill3'' (the bookstore puzzle) and ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'' (several of the mementos refer to Shakespeare's plays).

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*** This extends to ''SilentHill3'' ''VideoGame/SilentHill3'' (the bookstore puzzle) and ''SilentHillShatteredMemories'' ''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories'' (several of the mementos refer to Shakespeare's plays).



* MarketBasedTitle: It's called "Silent Hill 0" in Japan.
* NonAppearingTitle: The first song played in the game is titled "O.R.T." This stands for '''O'''ral '''R'''ehydration '''T'''herapy - which is extremely relevant to Alessa, considering it's used used to treat ''burn victims.'' Of course, the song itself isn't about this type of therapy, and is never even mentioned.
21st Nov '16 6:31:08 PM Kousaka
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* ContinuitySnarl[=/=]{{Rewrite}}: Much of the game contradicts events and references depicted in''SilentHill1''. Such as the burning house in which Alessa was found in by Travis. In the first game, there was no indication that the fire was part of the ritual and it was an accident in the boiler room. (Possibly caused by a Poltergeist.) Alessa was needed alive to perform the ritual and the fire would had surely killed her. Origins did not clarify the damage the fire has caused, as only the house itself was ablaze and nothing else.
** For that matter, why didn't the Cult members rush in to save her?
** The Otherworld and Fogworld are apparently parallel dimensions now, and not manifestations of the Cult's god influencing the world and taking over reality.
** In fact the ghostly Alessa you interact with throughout the game, the one that gets Travis to stop his truck, among other tasks, makes no sense either as Alessa couldn't have made a mental projection of herself until her soul was split, and she did not split herself in two until the end of Origins. Plus the mental projection in ''SilentHill1'' was only possible due to Cheryl coming back to Silent Hill where Alessa can use her as such a projection as both halves were hole again.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The FinalBoss qualifies. It is entirely independent of Travis' psyche, which has so far inspired and codified the creatures inhabiting Silent Hill. All boss fights up to this point are unconsciously connected to Travis' past and feature as cathartic events, whereas the FinalBoss really comes out of nowhere, has no relation to Travis or his personal history whatsoever, and is only explained through inference of the previous games' canons ([[spoiler:it's Samael]]), rather than being mentioned or referenced by any of the characters or collectible documents.



* MarketBasedTitle: It's called "Silent Hill 0" in Japan.


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* MarketBasedTitle: It's called "Silent Hill 0" in Japan.
7th Oct '15 11:23:00 AM OnlyHereToComment
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** In fact the ghostly Alessa you interact in throughout the game that gets Travis to stop his truck and save the burning Alessa, among other tasks, makes no sense either as Alessa couldn't have made a mental projection until her soul was split, and she did not split herself in two until the end of Origins. Plus the mental projection in SilentHill1 was only possible due to Cheryl coming back to Silent Hill where Alessa can use her as such a projection as both halves were hole again.

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** In fact the ghostly Alessa you interact in with throughout the game game, the one that gets Travis to stop his truck and save the burning Alessa, truck, among other tasks, makes no sense either as Alessa couldn't have made a mental projection of herself until her soul was split, and she did not split herself in two until the end of Origins. Plus the mental projection in SilentHill1 ''SilentHill1'' was only possible due to Cheryl coming back to Silent Hill where Alessa can use her as such a projection as both halves were hole again.
7th Oct '15 11:21:09 AM OnlyHereToComment
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** In fact the ghostly Alessa you interact in throughout the game that gets Travis to stop his truck and save the burning Alessa, among other tasks, makes no sense either as Alessa couldn't have made a mental projection until her soul was split, and she did not split herself in two until the end of Origins. Plus the mental projection in SilentHill1 was only possible due to Cheryl coming back to Silent Hill where Alessa can use her as such a projection as both halves were hole again.
10th Aug '15 4:36:42 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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Characters in ''Origins'', with the exception of Travis himself, are all younger versions of the characters found in ''SilentHill1'' -- Dahlia, Lisa, and Kaufmann. They wear different clothes and have slightly different personalities, but are ultimately the same. [[spoiler:(Except for the fact that Lisa is a real person and not dead - yet.)]]

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Characters in ''Origins'', with the exception of Travis himself, are all younger versions of the characters found in ''SilentHill1'' -- Dahlia, Lisa, and Kaufmann. They wear different clothes and have slightly different personalities, but are ultimately the same. [[spoiler:(Except for the fact that Lisa is a real person and not dead - yet.)]]
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