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     Heather 

Heather

Voiced by: Heather Morris (original), Amanda Winn-Lee (HD)
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Eye Beam: HEATHER (HEZAA) 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, feeding it with her hatred...and it wants out. 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 card.
  • Heroic BSoD: 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.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Moody and sarcastic like you'd expect a teenage girl to be, but she has an unwavering set of morals and a strong sense of justice. She can also be friendly to people she likes and trusts.
  • 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.
    • It's even worse if you know what the 'bad/possessed' ending entails.
  • Not So Stoic: Despite her plucky and snarky attitude, she falls apart the instant she finds the dead body of her dad. She breaks down again after defeating the Final Boss.
  • 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: A Action Girl who wears a sleeveless shirt under her white vest.
  • 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.
  • Sticky Fingers: Played realistically, when debating taking money:
    Heather: I mean, I'm no thief... I might act like one now and then, though.
  • Tsun Dere: She has a rough exterior at first, coldly telling Douglas off when he approaches her for example, but she eventually warms up to him.
  • Walking Spoiler: To a point, considering it's revealed that she is Cheryl Mason, the little girl that Harry was looking for in Silent Hill, now in her teens.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Vincent chews her out in the library as he describes her enjoying killing the enemies she comes across. When she asks if he is talking about the monsters, he follows it up by asking if they looked like monsters to her, but then follows it up that he was only joking.
  • You Killed My Father: Becomes her motivation after Claudia had her father, Harry Mason, murdered.

     Claudia Wolf 

Claudia Wolf

Voiced by: Donna Burke (original), Laura Bailey (HD)

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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.

  • Alas, Poor Villain: After her admittance that she'll end up paying the consequences for killing Harry, it may be a little sad to see her killed by the very God that she was trying to summon to bring about Paradise for all.
  • Anti-Villain: A definitive Well-Intentioned Anti-Villain. She genuinely believes that she is leading humanity into Paradise with her actions throughout the game. When Heather calls her out for this late in the game, she claims I Did What I Had to Do and follows it up with that she doesn't deserve entry into Paradise herself after what she's done to Heather, with Heather noticeably taken aback.
  • Barefoot Loon: She is perpetually barefoot, just like Dahlia Gillespie (it is probably a common practice in the Order), and is a really unhinged religious fanatic.
  • Big Bad: She's the one who wants the birth of the God, and does what she can to make it happen.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Finally has enough of Vincent and stabs him multiple times. She leaves the dagger embedded in him as he tumbles over.
  • Empty Piles of Clothing: After swallowing up the fetus and being suddenly taken away by Valtiel.
  • Evil Former Friend: To Alessa.
  • Evil Brit: Which is strange, since Silent Hill is in America and her own father has an American accent.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her father Leonard was abusive to her, so much that Vincent is sympathetic.
    Vincent: The memory of [your father's] cruelty is...forever burned into my mind.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Claudia wears a flowing black dress; Heather's in white.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Puts Heather through all the crap because she thinks that marinating the developing god in hatred and fear will somehow make it compassionate. This leads directly into...
  • Hypocrite: She sincerely believes filling someone with hatred and pain will result in the birth of a benevolent and understanding God, seemingly forgetting that her father did the exact same thing to her and only made her hate him. She's also convinced that her father's vision of Paradise is wrong for being exclusive to believers, only to threaten Vincent by mentioning he's going to hell for mocking God.
  • No Body Left Behind: All that remains of her after the God's birth is her dress.
  • No Place for Me There: Evil? Yes. Remorseful? Also yes. Deluded enough to think that no matter what she does, she'll get Paradise? No.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: As noted by Vincent, her belief that God will usher in a Paradise for all humanity is likely her just desperately seeking love due to her miserable childhood that her father put her through, and her belief that a loving god can be born out of hatred is a ridiculously naïve idea. And the murder of Harry that she orchestrated comes across as petulant, seeing how she admitted that it was at least in part done out of revenge.
  • Red Right Hand: Claudia purposely lacks eyebrows to give her an unsettling appearance.
  • Strike Me Down with All of Your Hatred: She says this to Heather several times. She wants the God in Heather's body to feed off of Heather's hatred. And if you have Heather shoot Claudia near the end of the game, the God bursts free of Heather, killing her.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She admits that she will be unworthy to be part of Paradise due to her actions, but is resolute in her determination to do whatever is necessary to create it.

     Vincent Smith 

Vincent Smith

Voiced by: Clifford Rippel (original), Yuri Lowenthal (HD)

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Heather... that's what you're called now, isn't it?

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

  • All There in the Manual: His last name is only given in the novelization.
  • Asshole Victim: Heather hardly sounds upset when Claudia murders him in front of her. Probably has to do with Vincent's untrustworthy and sneering disposition towards Heather everytime the two spoke, along with being comfortable with the idea of using a scared teenager to kill God as opposed to doing it himself, which Heather calls him out on.
    • Though if you examine his body afterward, Heather admits that even though she hated him, she didn't want him to die.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's very sarcastic and makes a couple of small snarks at Heather and Claudia here and there between antagonizing them.
  • Defector from Decadence: Assuming he was even in the Decadence to begin with (it's implied he only joined the Order to skim money off the top).
  • Enemy Mine: He just wants Heather to deal with Claudia and her insanity.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Though it's not clear if he answers to anyone, he's definitely enigmatic.
  • Expy: Of Dr. Kaufmann, another stooge of The Order with a materialistic streak who sides with the main character to stop their evil plan for selfish reasons and is killed when The Dog Bites Back.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
  • Faux Affably Evil: While he's not a direct antagonist to Heather, he's certainly not a friendly ally. He strikes up conversations with her that tends to exhibit his Smug Snake and Jerkass attitude, and makes a very tasteless joke about the monsters she had been killing (unless it wasn't a joke, but there's evidence for and against it).
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: And for added creepiness, his two eyes don't always face the same way!
  • Good All Along: Sort of. While he's manipulative and comes off as very selfish and self-serving, and he's clearly done some bad things (including joining the Order just so he could skim money from it), he's actually on Heather's side and trying to stop Claudia from resurrecting God. If he had any ulterior goals beyond that, they're not realized, as he's stabbed to death by Claudia.
  • Hiding Behind Religion/Sinister Minister: More of a con artist than a priest. He reorganized the Order and built a new chapel under his ministry to spend the collections on himself. His belief in the Order's mythos is surface-level at best, overtaken by his greed and by his fascination with how the cult harnesses the town's power.
  • In the Back: He gets stabbed in the back by Claudia near the end of the story. It doesn't quite kill him, but it's a bad wound, and Claudia finishes him off soon after.
  • Jerkass: Vincent is best described as a condescending and self-serving snake who enjoys seeing Heather struggle throughout her nightmarish experiences a little too much. Even though he and Heather are working together to stop Claudia, he does not hesitate in being rude and inconsiderate to her. Not that she doesn't return the favor.
  • Lack of Empathy: He seems to get off on the hardship of others.
  • Large Ham: A dry example, although he does tend to chew the scenery when he raises his voice. Not to mention his body language.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Until the end of the story, it's clear he's manipulating both Heather and Claudia, but his actual goal isn't apparent until near the end.
  • Milking the Giant Cow: He's very expressive with his hands when speaking to others.
  • Nominal Hero: He aids Heather in stopping Claudia and preventing the birth of God, but it is in his own self-interest rather than out of genuine heroism.
  • Non-Action Guy: Although he helps Heather in forming plans and exchanging useful information, he doesn't want to dirty his own hands and leaves the fighting to her. This costs him when they eventually confront Claudia.
  • Not So Different: Heather detests how Vincent is using her to stop Claudia's mad schemes, but realizes she is using him for more or less the same reason.
  • Pet the Dog: When the topic of Claudia's abusive father comes up, Vincent becomes uncharacteristically sympathetic towards her.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Sure, he exploits his own cult for money and is one of the most questionable guys you'll ever meet, but it's not like he wants to destroy the world or anything. That would get in the way of money.
  • Sissy Villain: Vincent has a bit of this (e.g. criticizing Claudia's "atrocious scenery" in the church), though nothing over-the-top.
  • Slasher Smile: He's prone to make wide, knowing grins at Heather in conversation. Although this doesn't make him menacing, it does make him look conceited.
  • Smug Snake: Nearly every other line he gives is dripping with contempt and smugness, right up to his death. Amusingly enough, he calls out Heather for the latter, although he's not exactly wrong.
  • The Unsmile: Vincent cannot seem to express a smile that doesn't make him look like he's sneering at others.
  • Toothy Issue: His are discolored and rotted.
  • Troll: Assuming he was joking about the monsters being human, at least.
  • Waistcoat of Style: He's always wearing a nice vest.
  • Wham Line: "They looked like monsters to you?" Possibly Subverted when he says after that he was kidding, but with how sly Vincent's tongue is...
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     Douglas Cartland 

Douglas Cartland

Voiced by: Richard Grosse (original), Kirk Thornton (HD)

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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 

Leonard Wolf

Voiced by: Matt Lagan (original)

  • Abusive Parents: He was abusive to his daughter Claudia. This is one major reason that Claudia went off the deep end.
  • Arc Villain: For the hospital.
  • Dead All Along: He's heavily implied to be this. Since he seems to have lost his human form, it's possible that what Heather meets was his ghost, leaving him Deader Than Dead post-battle.
  • Not Even Human: When Heather encounters Leonard, he's actually some kind of aquatic creature rather than a human being. Maybe. Leonard's daughter is human and no one ever makes note of his appearance. He could very well be human, and Heather may simply be seeing Through the Eyes of Madness. Or, he might have been human once, but no longer. He might even be a creation of the town, the way Maria was in the previous game. It's never really explained. All of the exact same points can be applied to The Missionary, Claudia's minion, that Heather fights earlier, so whatever is going on isn't just unique to Leonard.

     Valtiel 

Valtiel

A passive monster who is worshiped. He often appears throughout 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.
  • Angelic Abomination: Appears to be the closest thing to a physical angel in Silent Hill, on account of the association with the God and Metatron, but has an utterly monstrous appearance. Valtiel is humanoid in appearance, but his head vibrates and twitches rapidly, obscuring his facial features; although there are not many features to behold, as his face is blank and leathery, with a series of crude stitches where his mouth should be.
  • 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: As the "attendant of God", he serves the closest position to an angel of Silent Hill. He even has the Seal of Metatron branded on his shoulders.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the God.
  • The Unfought: At no point in the story does Valtiel make any attempt to harm Heather, and considering how Valtiel appears in areas she is not able to reach, the player is not able to harm him either.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Disappears after snatching Claudia upon her having eaten the fetus of God to birth him in Heather's place, and then to awaken God for Heather to battle as the final boss, and never makes another appearance again. Perhaps Valtiel had realized that his role had ended, and thus he had no other purpose but to take his leave.

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