Characters / Silent Hill 3

Heather Mason, a.k.a. Cheryl Mason

Voiced by: Heather Morris (original), Amanda Winn Lee (HD)
Is this a dream? It's gotta be... not even a kid could believe in this... but when am I gonna wake up?

A spunky 17 year old who's out on a shopping trip in a nearby town before the shopping mall she's in takes a turn for the worse.

  • Action Girl: Probably what sets her apart from most Survival Horror female protagonists.
  • Amnesiac Dissonance: Heather finds out through Harry's memoirs that she is Alessa reincarnated, but unlike Alessa, Heather chooses life over death.
  • Apocalypse Maiden: Until she takes the aglaophotis.
  • Badass Probably the most capable and brave protagonist in the series. What is the first thing she does after throwing up the god? Attempt to fucking stomp it into mush.
  • Buffy Speak: Sometimes. "All I know is that things are getting screwy around here..."
    Heather: And what's this? Something strange in a cage-y box thing.
  • Daddy's Girl: Loves her father to death, and after learning that he was murdered she sets out on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge just for him.
  • The Danza: Heather is named after the actress who voiced her. Her last name is not given in the credits, giving an impression of the character as herself, to the point that early promotional materials had her character name listed using the actress' full one — Heather Morris. Justified in that listing Heather's real last name — Mason (as in, Harry's daughter) — would have spoiled a fairly significant plot point that comes about halfway through the game.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She starts out mocking Douglas when most would be intimidated by his "gruff detective act," but when things start going to hell, this aspect of her personality diminishes a bit, since she's (with good reason) scared out of her wits. As time goes on and she starts accepting the madness around her, she starts up again, in particular snarking directly to the face of God herself. This is why the fans love her.
  • Dye Hard: Douglas reveals her hair color is naturally black, like Cheryl's.
  • Eye Beam: HEATHAA BEAM!!
    • And the upgraded version: Sexy Beam!
  • Fanservice: Not on the game itself, but on the game's original soundtrack album cover. She's pictured wearing her trademark white sleeveless vest, but without the orange shirt she usually wears under it, thereby exposing her cleavage.
  • Fetus Terrible: The reason Heather keeps doubling over in pain? She's still carrying the God Dahlia put into Alessa, and it wants out. And if you shoot Claudia instead of spewing it out with the aglaophotis, it does break out, killing Heather in the process.
  • The Fool: Her official tarot.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: After Harry is murdered. She eventually snaps out of it.
  • In-Universe Catharsis: After beating the Final Boss, she breaks down and cries over the death of her father.
  • Magical Girl: Unlockable secret for New Game+. Required if you want to get this game's UFO ending.
  • Mirror Boss: Memory of Alessa.
  • Mood Whiplash: The normal ending.
    Douglas: Is it over?
    Heather: Not yet... (holds up her knife, points it at him and starts walking toward him menacingly) You're still alive... Boo! Just a joke.
  • Not So Stoic: Despite her plucky and snarky attitude, she falls apart the instant she finds the dead body of her dad.
  • Older Than They Look: She was first born 31 years ago. She lived 7 years as Alessa, then split into two beings (Cheryl and burned Alessa) with another seven years each and finally she lives for 17 years as Heather. So she's 24, or 17... or 31.
    • In a way, subverted. Despite what Claudia and the crazy man on the phone tell you, Heather's current body and personality are clearly only 17 years old. In other words, she's more Harry's Cheryl than Claudia's Alessa.
  • Plucky Girl: Unlike previous (and future) protagonists, Heather is unruffled by attempts to scare her, which might explain her popularity.
  • Pregnant Badass: Though she doesn't realize it at first, and doesn't look like it.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Due to Harry Mason's death.
  • Seen It All: She eventually becomes fairly used to all the horrific things going on around her.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps
  • Smoking Is Not Cool: Interacting with a pack of cigarettes lying on a table with have her say, "No more smoking. I quit for good."
  • Spin-Offspring: She's the daughter of Harry Mason, the protagonist from the first Silent Hill game.
  • Tsun Dere: Type A.

Claudia Wolf

Voiced by: Donna Burke (original), Laura Bailey (HD)
They've come to witness the Beginning. The rebirth of Paradise, despoiled by mankind.

A member of the Order devoted to resurrecting God in order to create paradise.

Vincent Smith

Voiced by: Clifford Rippel (original), Yuri Lowenthal (HD)
Heather... that's what you're called now, isn't it?

A mysterious man who seems to have connections with Claudia's cult.

Douglas Cartland

Voiced by: Richard Grosse (original), Kirk Thornton (HD)
That's fine. Nobody's gonna cry over my grave anyway.

A Private Detective hired by Claudia to track down Heather for her.

Leonard Wolf

Voiced by: Matt Lagan (original)


A passive monster who is worshipped. He often appears through out the story as an important yet unsettling presence.

  • Ambiguously Evil: While he's definitely associated with the Order, he seems distant from their methods and goals, and his only loyalty is to the God itself, not the Order. He never attacks anyone, including Heather (who's following her father's footsteps and trying to destroy the God). Occasionally he can even be seen during the game over screen, gently carrying Heather's body to safety.
  • The Blank
  • The Dragon: Not to Claudia, but to the God itself, as evidenced by his name.
  • Everything Is Better With Spinning: His valve-turning nature is actually symbolic.
  • Game Over Man: Dying in certain places will result in a short cutscene where Valtiel drags Heather's body offscreen.
  • Humanoid Abomination
  • Meaningful Name: As analyzed by Roahm Mythril, Valtiel's name comes from both "valet" and the typical "-iel" suffix in angel names. Thus, Valtiel is, in name and actions, the attendant of God.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Despite being creepy, Valtiel never actually harms you. He is seen attacking other monsters (as if to ensure Heather's safety) and goes out of his way to resurrect Heather if she is to die, though this is probably due to the fact that she is carrying the God in her.
  • Our Angels Are Different: If "angel" is even the right word...
  • Undying Loyalty: To the God.
  • The Unfought