Characters / Silent Hill: Homecoming

Alex Shepherd

Voiced by: Brian Bloom

  • Abusive Parents: Suffers heavily from this.
  • Badass: At least Gameplay-wise. Alex fights off a mix of murderous humans and monsters after getting mortally wounded.
    • Justified if he really was a soldier, although it's rather unlikely that he was.
    • Word Of God mentions that Alex was trained by his dad.
  • Big Brother Instinct: No matter what happened between the family, it's clear that Alex loved his little brother and made an effort to spend time with him.
  • Determinator: Fighting dozens of horrifying monsters, seeing the gruesome deaths of Mayor Bartlett, Dr. Fitch, his mother and his father and the general horror that is Silent Hill didn't stop him from trying to bring Josh back. Unfortunately, said brother was Dead All Along.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: One is canon, two are optional.
  • The Resenter: Although he loves his brother, some of his bitterness about his parents' favouritism does carry over to Josh.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Ultimately subverted, since he started to believe he was this to cope with his brother's accidental death.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: He swears lots more than other Silent Hill protagonists. Although one can't blame him for it.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia
  • Trauma Conga Line: Typical of Silent Hill protagonists, but good Lord does Alex stand out. Guy doesn't catch a break.
  • The Un Favourite: Was this to his parents.
  • Unreliable Narrator: See above.

Elle Holloway

Voiced by: Llana Barron

  • Childhood Friends: With Alex.
  • Distressed Damsel: Happens several times.
  • Escort Mission: Yep.
  • Neutral Female: Due to the particulars of gameplay, the only thing Elle will help with is lifting gates. Alex can be swarmed by cultists, and she will just stand by.
  • The Not-Love Interest: She and Alex are clearly close, and it seems like there may be something else between them. Elle seems to be the most overt about it though, mostly in her theme song, and Alex never gives any implication that he feels that way.

Joshua "Josh" Shepherd

Voiced by: Dalton O'Dell

  • Creepy Child: Alex keeps seeing Josh in various levels, and he doesn't exactly look happy to be there. Also the fact that, like Alessa from the first game, he has an affection for bugs and spiders, which can be creepy in and of itself. Of course, the "creepy" Josh seen throughout the game is an apparition. The real Josh seemed like a fairly regular kid.
  • Dead All Along: Alex accidentally knocked Josh into Toluca Lake on a late-night boating trip.
  • Death by Falling Over
  • Youngest Child Wins: Subverted. Josh definitely had a better life than Alex, until that life ended when he drowned.

Deputy James Wheeler

Voiced by: Fitz Houston

  • Badass Normal: At least due to being untouchable in gameplay. In-story, he doesn't fare so well.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: An eyeroll-worthy one at times...unless you get a certain ending.
  • Determinator
  • Made of Iron: He somehow manages to survive a lot of abuse. Whether he ultimately survives his horrific torture at the hands of the Order members, however, is dependent on the player's choice.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He locks down Alex upon discovering him, but lends him his knowledge and manpower soon enough, knowing they can't fight what's going on alone.
  • Token Minority: Admittedly, not his fault. He's one of three main cast members, the other two being white, and the only other cast members are family of those two.

Judge Margaret Holloway

Voiced by: Elizabeth Lambert

Curtis Ackers

Voiced by: Al Bandiero
  • Ax-Crazy: Seem to sadistically delight in the notion of tearing Elle apart.
  • Chainsaw Good: He wields a circular saw as a weapon.
  • The Dragon: He acts as one to Judge Holloway.
  • Jerkass: He's very gruff and rude towards Alex (and likely everybody else). Then it turns out he's a member of the Order and is far, far worse than he initially appears.
  • Nice Hat
  • No Social Skills: He has a strong dislike for any kind of social interaction, and will even go as far as threatening to shoot Alex if he pesters him too much.
  • Pet the Dog: Early in the game, Curtis gives Alex a working pistol to defend himself, despite not being required or even asked to do so, and not benefiting from it in any way.
  • Torture Technician

Adam and Lillian Shepherd

Voiced by: Al Bandiero (Adam), Elizabeth Lambert (Lillian)

  • Abusive Parents: They were cold to Alex as a child, and doted on Josh. They had their reasons for this, due to their involvement with the Order.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Adam's eventual fate. Same for Lillian; however, you can choose whether she will be alive to feel it happen.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Since Lillian is strapped to a torture device and is slowly being ripped apart, she begs Alex to kill her before the device does it instead.
  • Parental Favoritism: Towards Joshua.
  • Parental Neglect: Adam is set up as the outright abusive one, while Lillian was more on the neglectful side.

Mayor Sam Bartlett

Voiced by: David Alan Graf

  • The Alcoholic: Fell into this hard after sacrificing his child.
  • Buried Alive: How he killed his son. It's how his family kills the children for the ritual, always.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: After Joey returns as Sepulcher, he smashes his father into a bloody smear.
  • Mayor Pain: Played with. In the past, he was supposedly respectful and friendly, but after killing his son, he's become a bit of both types, as he becomes an alcoholic out of guilt and keeps digging up graves in the cemetery to cope. Also, keep in mind that he's mayor of a city that has a pact with the cult from Silent Hill, so he may have always been Mayor Pain.

Doctor Martin Fitch

Voiced by: David Alan Graf

  • Creepy Doll: He dotes his daughter and buys her a lot of these. Lampshaded by Alex.
    • Ironically, she returns as a porcelain doll monster and kills him.
  • Fallen Hero: Files in the game state that he saved Alex from drowning in a bus accident when he was eight years old.
  • Irony: His heroism has this, given that Alex was supposed to be sacrificed through drowning by his parents.
  • Off with His Head!: His daughter returns as a monster and decapitates him.
  • Sanity Slippage: He becomes insane and starts mutilating himself after sacrificing Scarlet.

Carol Doyle

A mysterious, unseen woman Alex meets in the Grand Hotel, who asks him for help finding her "memories".

  • The Faceless
  • Foreshadowing: Alex's first dungeon involves him helping someone retrieve her memories. Alex himself suffers from trauma-induced amnesia, and the end of the game involves him remembering.
  • Your Cheating Heart: She was having an affair with Mayor Bartlett, while her husband was dying in bed no less.