History Videogame / SilentHill2

17th Sep '17 2:13:28 AM KanekiKun
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* SuddenlyHarmfulHarmlessObject: The first Mannequin encountered reacts when James took the flashlight. They'll be frequently appearing afterwards.
18th Aug '17 5:03:32 PM Inferus54
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*{{Leitmotif}}: Angela's theme, among others.
8th Aug '17 4:13:09 PM Berrenta
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: For whatever reason, the dev team decided to avoid a particular UnwinnableByInsanity moment. If you somehow make it to the final boss (who flies and is thus immune to melee) without any ammo, or run out of ammo during the fight, [[spoiler:[[https://youtu.be/Ud39KTWnguU?t=10m32s it will run a special script, rapidly take damage, and die anyways]]]].

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: For whatever reason, the dev team decided to avoid a particular UnwinnableByInsanity moment. If you somehow make it to the final boss (who flies and is thus immune to melee) without any ammo, or run out of ammo during the fight, [[spoiler:[[https://youtu.be/Ud39KTWnguU?t=10m32s it will run a special script, rapidly take damage, and die anyways]]]].
28th Jul '17 5:45:25 PM BlueCaper
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* {{Tulpa}}: According to some theories, the existence of the character Maria [[spoiler:can be explained by this concept as an eroticized manifestation of James’ deceased wife]]. She is briefly playable during the Born From A Wish segment included in the re-release, subtitled ''Restless Dreams''—[[which subtitle itself is suggestive that she was literally conceived primarily from James’ unconscious desires, specifically his repressed sexual desire concerning his late wife Mary during the progression of her disease. Maria also seems to share some of Mary's own memories apart from James (hence her knowledge about and empathy for Laura), as well as an occasional outburst of the inner [[AbusiveGirlfriend dominatrix]] (James often perceived Mary in her last years as a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative bully]], bent on emasculating him). Although Maria physically resembles Mary, their personalities differ starkly, and throughout the game, Maria makes numerous attempts to delineate her individuality and differentiate herself from Mary before James, who is consistently unable to distinguish the two.]]

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* {{Tulpa}}: According to some theories, the existence of the character Maria [[spoiler:can be explained by this concept as an eroticized manifestation of James’ deceased wife]]. She is briefly playable during the Born From A Wish segment included in the re-release, subtitled ''Restless Dreams''—[[which Dreams''—[[spoiler:which subtitle itself is suggestive that she was literally conceived primarily from James’ unconscious desires, specifically his repressed sexual desire concerning his late wife Mary during the progression of her disease. Maria also seems to share some of Mary's own memories apart from James (hence her knowledge about and empathy for Laura), as well as an occasional outburst of the inner [[AbusiveGirlfriend [[BastardGirlfriend dominatrix]] (James often perceived Mary in her last years as a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative bully]], bent on emasculating him). Although Maria physically resembles Mary, their personalities differ starkly, and throughout the game, Maria makes numerous attempts to delineate her individuality and differentiate herself from Mary before James, who is consistently unable to distinguish the two.]]
28th Jul '17 5:41:46 PM BlueCaper
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* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Mary died only a few days ago -- from James smothering her with a pillow. James had forgotten he'd done this.]]

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* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Mary died only anywhere from a few days ago -- from hours to a week before the game—from James smothering her with a pillow. James had forgotten he'd done this.]]



* {{Tulpa}}: According to some theories, the existence of the character Maria [[spoiler:can be explained by this concept as an eroticized manifestation of James’ deceased wife. She is briefly playable during the Born From A Wish segment included in the re-released Silent Hill 2:Restless Dreams – the title of which itself is suggestive that she was literally conceived from James’ unconscious desires, specifically his repressed sexual desire concerning his late wife Mary during the progression of her disease. Although Maria physically resembles Mary, their personalities differ starkly, and throughout the game, Maria makes numerous attempts to delineate her individuality and differentiate herself from Mary before James, who is consistently unable to distinguish the two.]]

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* {{Tulpa}}: According to some theories, the existence of the character Maria [[spoiler:can be explained by this concept as an eroticized manifestation of James’ deceased wife. wife]]. She is briefly playable during the Born From A Wish segment included in the re-released Silent Hill 2:Restless Dreams – the title of which re-release, subtitled ''Restless Dreams''—[[which subtitle itself is suggestive that she was literally conceived primarily from James’ unconscious desires, specifically his repressed sexual desire concerning his late wife Mary during the progression of her disease.disease. Maria also seems to share some of Mary's own memories apart from James (hence her knowledge about and empathy for Laura), as well as an occasional outburst of the inner [[AbusiveGirlfriend dominatrix]] (James often perceived Mary in her last years as a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative bully]], bent on emasculating him). Although Maria physically resembles Mary, their personalities differ starkly, and throughout the game, Maria makes numerous attempts to delineate her individuality and differentiate herself from Mary before James, who is consistently unable to distinguish the two.]]
28th Jul '17 5:19:28 PM BlueCaper
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* TogetherInDeath: Some feel that the "In Water" ending has [[spoiler:James putting his dead wife's body into his car and then driving into Toluca Lake, drowning himself so they would never get separated again]], though there's no evidence supporting this, as the ending simply has [[spoiler:James getting into his car and driving it into the lake without any hint or implication of Mary's presence.]] However, the graffiti in the DarkWorld version of Neely's Bar says "You might be heading to a different place than Mary" (i.e. Hell, since he [[spoiler:committed both suicide and murder]]).

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* TogetherInDeath: Some feel Monster designer Masahiro Itō [[WordOfGod has confirmed]] (via [[https://www.twitter.com/adsk4/status/196960739410460672?lang=en Twitter]]) that [[spoiler:Mary's dead body was ''in the backseat [[ItWasWithYouAllAlong the whole time]]'']]. This means that, in the "In Water" ending has ending, [[spoiler:James putting his dead wife's body into his car and then driving drives her into Toluca Lake, drowning himself so they would Lake ''with'' him, [[BurialAtSea never get to be separated again]], though again]]. (It can be further inferred from Mary's presence in the car that to complete such a [[MurderSuicide murder-suicide]] was '''[[WhatYouAreInTheDark actually James' initial motivation]]''' for returning to Silent Hill.)]] However, there's no direct evidence supporting this, as [[spoiler:her presence in the car]] in the game itself, with the ending simply has [[spoiler:James getting into his [[spoiler:merely depicting the car sounds and driving it into the lake without any hint or implication of Mary's presence.]] However, James' internal dialogue over a black screen]]. Nevertheless, that internal dialogue ends with [[spoiler:"Now…we can be together,"]] though the graffiti in the DarkWorld version of Neely's Bar says "You might taunts him that he "might be heading to a different place than Mary" (i.e. Hell, hell, since he [[spoiler:committed [[spoiler:he committed both suicide and murder]]).
28th Jul '17 3:27:44 PM BlueCaper
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* TheNineties: Takes place in '93.

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* TheNineties: Takes place in '93.'93, according to an online promotional diary for ''[[VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming SH: Homecoming]]'', though it is never mentioned in game; and even in the diary itself (which, along with the game it promotes, is [[FanonDiscontinuity of dubitable canon]]), the dates are initially crossed out. Nevertheless, the characters' dress, the existence of payphones, and the soundtrack's occasional use of downtempo trip-hop [[PeriodPiece date the game's probable occurrence]] somewhere within that decade.
28th Jul '17 3:08:59 PM BlueCaper
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* KarmaMeter: Unlike the rest of the main ''Silent Hill'' series, the ending is determined by an invisible Karma Meter. And unlike most video games, it's not just "good" and "evil": [[spoiler:staying at full health as much as possible gives you "Leave" and "Maria" points. Glancing at Mary's photo periodically and not giving much of a damn about Maria gives you "Leave" ending points. Doing the opposite gives you "Maria" points. Glancing at Angela's Knife and not bothering to stay at good health gives you "In Water" points. Various documents and other items you can examine can give you points on all three meters.]]

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* KarmaMeter: Unlike the rest of the main ''Silent Hill'' series, the ending is determined by an invisible Karma Meter. And unlike most video games, it's not just "good" and "evil": [[spoiler:staying at full health as much as possible gives you "Leave" and "Maria" points. Glancing at Mary's photo periodically and not giving much of a damn about Maria gives you "Leave" "In Water" ending points. Doing the opposite gives you "Maria" points. Examining Mary's letter multiple times, especially after [[AGlitchInTheMatrix the text vanishes]], counts towards "Leave." Glancing at Angela's Knife and not bothering to stay at good health gives you "In Water" points. Various documents and other items you can examine can give you points on all three meters.]]
28th Jul '17 2:46:21 PM BlueCaper
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* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:The "Maria" ending implies that Maria will end up suffering the same fate as Mary.]]

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* HereWeGoAgain: [[spoiler:The "Maria" ending implies that Maria will end up suffering the same fate as Mary. It is also speculated that James may have to endure his journey through Silent Hill anew, and that he cannot leave the town until he gains true closure.]]



* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Used in the [[spoiler:"Maria"]] ending to imply that [[spoiler:Maria will suffer the same fate as Mary]].

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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Used in the [[spoiler:"Maria"]] ending to imply that [[spoiler:Maria will suffer the same fate as Mary]]. Also used in [[spoiler:a cutscene in Brookhaven Hospital, where Maria will take unspecified pills on her person and insist "[[DefinitelyJustACold [i]t's just a hangover.]]"]]
26th Jul '17 2:09:29 AM BlueCaper
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** In Water: [[spoiler: Mary begs James to move on, but James can't shake the feelings of guilt. [[DrivenToSuicide He kills himself by driving into Toluca Lake in order to be with Mary again]]]].
** Maria: [[spoiler: James turns to Maria to shake the guilt of killing Mary, but as they leave Silent Hill together, Maria coughs awfully, implying that she has contracted the same disease that killed Mary.]]

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** In Water: [[spoiler: Mary begs James to move on, but James can't shake the feelings of guilt. [[DrivenToSuicide He kills himself by driving into Toluca Lake Lake]] (along with a dead Mary, who was [[MurderSuicide in the backseat the whole time]]) [[DrivenToSuicide in order to truly be with Mary her again]]]].
** Maria: [[spoiler: James turns to Maria to shake the guilt of killing Mary, but as they leave Silent Hill together, Maria coughs awfully, implying that she has contracted the same disease that killed Mary.]] James, taking [[BeneathTheMask an uncharacteristically dark tone]], tells her, "[[ImpliedDeathThreat You better do something about that cough.]]"]]
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