Pity him because: The town of Silent Hill is most unkind to James Sunderland. Yes, he did murder his wife before arriving, but this crime of (sort of) mercy is brutally punished by the demons that shuffle around inside the fog. Not only is he in constant physical danger provided by hellish nurse-beasts, Pyramid Head, and the mad human inhabitants of Silent Hill, but he’s psychologically tortured at every turn.
Maria constantly torments James, forcing him to confront his unfulfilled sexual desires, before dying in front of his eyes, resurrecting, then morphing into a hideous tentacle beast at the end of the game. Eddy, Angela, Laura--they all strive to make James feel as guilty as possible before he reaches one of the six different, depressing endings to the game. At worst, James finishes the story by driving his car into Toluca Lake. At best, he discovers that his entire journey was manipulated by a cruel dog.
Ideal hugger: Anyone who doesn’t mind putting out for psychopaths. Someone like [Redacted – Ed].