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Silent Hills 13 creepiest enemies and what they represent

Pyramid Head (Silent Hill 2)

What am I looking at?
You knew he had to be on here. Silent Hills most recognizable enemy is fondly remembered as one of the series most horrifying foes, chasing players with an unrelenting, slow-but-steady gait as he drags his body-sized Great Knife behind him. Were not sure how he sees out of his colossal, pyramid-shaped helmet, but if he gets you in a corner, his combo of choking and slashing means youre just straight up dead. He also got the kind of intro that gets burned into your brain: you stumble in on him sexually assaulting some helpless, struggling Mannequins. Dear God, the horror.

But what does it mean?
Pyramid Head is the dominant male side of James Sunderlands psyche, dishing out the kind of brutality and violence that James never could. Like an undertaker, Pyramid Head is a faceless executioner who doles out punishment for James sins in the form of merciless death.

Robbie the Rabbit (Silent Hill 3)

What am I looking at?
Isnt that nice? Just two cuddly mascots sharing a nice, cozy meaohmigod theyre eating a cooked dog. Robbies made appearances in multiple SH games, but his creep-factor was at its highest when he debuted in Silent Hill 3. The lost and alone Heather Mason will repeatedly come across bloodstained, battered Robbie costumes as she wanders through the Lakeside Amusement Park. Its unclear whether hes just a slumped-over corpse in a suit, or if theres something living in there, watching Heather through his stupid googly eyes.

But what does it mean?
Robbie often cameos in SH games as a doll belonging to troubled children, who are often the catalysts to many of Silent Hills tragedies. Is he a force of evil, corrupting the impressionable children of the town, or is he just a lifeless stuffed animal with an unnervingly hollow gaze?

Twin Victims (Silent Hill 4: The Room)

What am I looking at?
If I walked into a room and saw this monster pointing at me, I would legit mess myself. With twin heads that look like lifeless Siamese infants and two gigantic arms working as its legs and battering tools, Twin Victims are deadly in close quarters. When they arent lumbering around, Twin Victims enjoying pointing their enormous fingers at protagonist Henry Townshend, whispering the cryptic message Receiver over and over.

But what does it mean?
Turns out the abused Walter Sullivan grew up to be a serial killer, who ritualistically committed 21 murders. His seventh and eighth slayings were of Billy and Miriam Locane, two innocent young siblings who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Now, the souls of these poor victims have fused together to create this hulking horror.

Valtiel (Silent Hill 3)

What am I looking at?
Valtiels got a disturbing enough look on his ownleather stitched over his face, the propensity to walk around on all fours, neck twitching with inhuman movementsbut its his reappearing presence that makes him so ominous. Heather will constantly catch fleeting glimpses of Valtiel spying on her, and death sequences show him grimly dragging Heathers corpse into the shadows. As a servant to The Orders dark gods, Valtiel is like the gorier version of the lackey characters in Disney movies, constantly keeping tabs on our hero from the darkest corners of the room.

But what does it mean?
Though he only appears in SH3, its implied that Valtiel is a watcher over the Otherworldthe hellish nightmare land that the series protagonists stumble into. His name is a play off the word valet, cementing his role as an overseeing attendant.

While the monsters we've just covered are easily the creepiest, most unsettling things the Silent Hill series has thrown our way in its eerie 13-year history, they're by no means the only ones it has to offer. Did we leave out any monsters that left a particularly scarring impression on you? Tell us about them in the comments below. (And if you're curious about how the series has been shaking out lately, be sure to take a look at our Silent Hill: Downpour review.)