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Angela Orosco
Angelaorosco
Angela in Silent Hill 2
Gender
Female
Age
19 (born 1974)
Status
Deceased

Cause of death
Suicide
Hair color
Dark brown
Eye color
Brown
Occupation
Waitress
Appearance(s)
Silent Hill 2
Voice actor
Thank you for saving me. But... I wish you hadn't. Even Mama said it... I deserved what happened.
—Angela to James Sunderland

Angela Orosco is a disturbed, depressed, lonely and suicidal teenager on a search for her mother in Silent Hill 2. During the game, she is homeless and fleeing from the police. Her unstable mental state appears to be damaged by her emotionally, physically and sexually abusive past.

Angela is voiced by Donna Burke, who later voiced Claudia Wolf in Silent Hill 3.

Appearance

Angela's hair is a very dark brown and shoulder-length. She also wears a hair pin with a red jewel over her right ear. Angela wears a white or beige sweater with a loose turtle neck which reaches her waist. She has reddish-brown jeans. The shoes that she wears are casual and dark blue. Her introverted nature and the covering of her entire body may result from her past sexual abuse and the uncomfortable feeling of being exposed, which is common among victims of abuse.

Personality

Angela has extremely low self-esteem, feeling she's not worth any pity or basic human respect. She exhibits several symptoms of severe post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety. She is frequently tired, drowsy, and has trouble sleeping, displaying symptoms of insomnia. Angela's internal pain and suffering had influenced thoughts of death and suicide upon her. Angela wants to die and attempted suicide many times, and considered cutting her wrists with a knife, but always ended up hesitating at the last moment. Angela believes she is physically unattractive and dislikes looking into mirrors because it's a reminder for her; she describes her reflection as an "ugly thing". She believes most people around her are insincere when they attempt to show kindness, and no one understands her. In this sense, Angela is somewhat of a misanthrope, and believes most people only care about themselves. When James Sunderland remains silent after she asks him if he would help her, she says, "That's what I thought."

Biography

Ever since her rough and broken childhood, Angela was convinced that she would never be happy. Her father, Thomas Orosco, an alcoholic lumberjack, frequently raped and sexually abused her as a young girl, causing her much apprehension towards other men. Other abuse that Thomas inflicted on Angela involved physical abuse; Thomas would often beat her while inebriated. In addition, Angela's brother would also abuse her incestuously. Meanwhile, Angela's mother had frequently reminded her that she deserved her abuse and Angela endured it as she grew up. Although Angela's mother knew what was happening, she never intervened. Later, Angela found a job as minimum wage restaurant employee, a tiresome job she absolutely despised due to her distaste of the smell of meat and the male customers always trying to touch her.

At an unknown point in time, Angela's mother left her family, leaving Angela alone with her father and brother. After Angela graduated high school, she ran away from home but was found and brought back by her father. At the Orosco residence around midnight, Angela took a kitchen knife and stabbed her father in the neck and torso multiple times, and also murdered her brother. She did not bother to take her family's cash and fled the house. Being in a state of emotional turmoil afterwards, Angela was called to Silent Hill to find her missing mother.

Silent Hill 2

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Angela meeting James in the cemetery.
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On the way to Silent Hill, James Sunderland encounters Angela in a cemetery examining a grave, where she warns him that there's "something wrong" about Silent Hill. She tells him that she is looking for her mother, her brother and her father; however, Angela had murdered her father and brother prior the events of the game. This is similar to James, who tells her that he is looking for his wife, despite her being dead. It can be assumed that Angela either lied to James or repressed the memory of her murders.

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Angela contemplating suicide.
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She is next seen lying on the floor in Room 109 of the Blue Creek Apartments with the knife she used as the murder weapon, contemplating suicide beside a large mirror. Through Angela's dialogue, it is heavily implied that her mother once lived in Silent Hill. James takes Angela's knife from her at her request. At first, she jumps back and points it toward him as if defending herself, but then she calms down and apologizes. She flees in panic after he initially tries to take it out of her hand. Examining the knife often is one of the factors which enables the "In Water" ending of the game, in which James commits suicide.

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Angela with the Abstract Daddy.
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In the labyrinth area, a newspaper article can be found stating that Thomas Orosco, a lumberjack, has been stabbed to death in the neck with a knife. James then hears Angela's cries for help and finds her in a state of catatonia, cowering away from a monstrous version of her father known as Abstract Daddy. After James defeats the creature, Angela viciously kicks it and throws a television on it, killing it. Angela, acting with disdain and general hatred towards James and all men, falls to the floor and sobs; James tries to console her and Angela screams at him not to touch her. She then accuses him of abandoning Mary for another woman before leaving the room.

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Angela confuses James for her mother.
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Angela is last seen at a burning staircase in the Lakeview Hotel, vacantly standing between two skinned blood-stained corpses stitched to a frame. Initially, she confuses James for her mother and proceeds to ask him if he would take her in his care, but James looks down, ashamed. Finally, Angela asks James to return her knife, but he declines, to which Angela asks if he is "saving" it for himself. Afterwards, James states that the room is hot as hell, and Angela replies that it's always like this for her; her life was always a living hell. Angela ascends the burning staircase and disappears into the flames.

Creator's comment

Her name is borrowed from the protagonist of the film The Net. It's also a religious name common in Spanish lineage that is derived from "angel", which was a source of inspiration as well.

Quotes

  • "Oh! I... I'm sorry... I was just..."
  • "Uh... this town... there's... something wrong with it."
  • "I'm looking for my Mama... I mean my mother. It's been so long since I've seen her."
  • "You're the same as me... It's easier just to run... Besides, it's what we deserve."
  • "I'm sorry... did... did you find the person you're looking for?"
  • "I've gotta find my mama..."
  • "No! I'm sorry... I've been bad... Please don't...!"
  • "No, Daddy! Please, don't!"
  • "Don't order me around!"
  • "So what do you want, then? Oh, I see... You're trying to be nice to me, right? I know what you're up to! It's always the same! You're only after one thing!"
  • "You don't have to lie! Go ahead and say it! Or you could just force me. Beat me up like... he... he always did. You only care about yourself, anyway! You disgusting pig!"
  • "Don't touch me! You make me sick!"
  • "Liar! I know about you! You didn't want her around anymore! You probably found someone else!"
  • "Mama! Mama, I was looking for you! You're the only one left! Maybe then... maybe then I can rest. Mama... why are you running away? ...You're not my Mama! It's... it's you! I... I'm sorry..."
  • "No... don't pity me. I'm not worth it... Or maybe... you think you can save me. Will you love me...? Take care of me...? Heal all my pain...? ...That's what I thought."
  • "James... give me back that knife."
  • "You see it too? For me, it's always like this."
  • "For 150 dollars a week, I work at my tiresome job, in a place that reeks of sizzling, burning meat. It is a stench as disgusting and bestial as the lust of men."
  • "How many times have I held a knife to my wrists, but hesitated? Stood at the edge of a rooftop, but couldn't jump? Swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills, only to force them back up again? It's like buying a mountain of candy and forcing myself to devour it all, eating to spit it back out, and spitting it out to eat more. This endless cycle of binging and purging could go on for days."
  • "Going outside is so troublesome. Some days I just crawl into bed and never come out. It's so hard to sleep at night that I'm constantly haunted by drowsiness. Nevertheless, I lie completely still in the uneasy silence, wary of the sound of footsteps approaching the door. Tonight, as I await the abuse I receive every night, my anxiety grows until it turns into crushing despair. I can’t endure this kind of panic."
  • "I'm too afraid to look in the mirror, too afraid to face that ugly thing that doesn't look like me anymore. I can't do anything. I don't care about anything. I only spend my days trembling and dreading the arrival of the night. Every day is that empty."
  • "I want to die. That is my one and only wish. But it's a wish that's proven difficult to obtain. I want to die, and yet I'm forced to keep living. I don't want to see anyone. Men, women, anyone. Those people who are always meddling with their unwanted kind words."

Trivia

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The two distinct contrasting doors.
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  • In Room 109, there are two distinct and contrasting doors side to side. One door on the left is dark and boarded up, while the other is white and clean. They could represent the path to Hell and Heaven, or childhood and adolescence as there is a teddy bear next to the dark door. Alternatively, it may represent Angela's desire to repress the dark memories of her defiled youth, in favor of purity and a clean slate. Angela is inside of the room past the white door.
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The woman on the Prisoner Coin.
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  • The prisoner coin may be connected to Angela somehow, as it has a woman who strongly resembles her on it. The woman on the coin is facing to the left and is blindfolded. Whether or not it truly is Angela on the coin is unknown. Aside from the woman on the coin, it's possible that the developers intended it to be connected to Angela in some way, as it appears in the room where she considers suicide and Angela was a prisoner to her father.
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The ripped family photo in Room 109.
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  • In Room 109, a photo can be found of a family, which may be Angela's family. The photo has a photo of a mother, father, daughter and brother, matching Angela's family members. The photo is ripped between the girl and her father and brother, implying that Angela may have been a little girl when she was sexually abused, and that she ripped the photo out of disdain.
  • In the Abstract Daddy's labyrinth room, there are several holes with pistons or sphincters inside of them, which move with a steady thrust. The walls appear to be made out of flesh or raw meat, with a texture resembling clay which someone has dragged their fingers across. In the novelization, it is stated that the room has an unpleasant odor. These details could represent the sexual abuse inflicted upon Angela. In the novelization, the room is reminiscent of a room from her childhood home, implied to be a living room, hence the television.
  • The three tablets in the prison appear to represent James, Eddie Dombrowski, and Angela. "I give you blood to atone for the three Sins" is written where the three tablets need to be placed. Angela's "sin" was murdering her father, while Eddie murdered a dog and James murdered Mary. Angela's tablet is "The Seductress", which is found inside of a shower stall. Rape victims normally take showers soon afterwards to abolish the feelings of filth, which may mean Angela took showers after sexual abuse.
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The staircase corpses.
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  • In the burning staircase, there are two bodies on the walls that are covered by sheets stretched tightly across them, conveying the idea of restricted movement; being held down. The sheets strongly resemble human skin stitched to a frame. The bodies are stained in the crotch with dried blood. These likely represent Angela's father and brother, affirmed in the novelization which James describes as a "middle-aged man" and "younger man". The corpse also appears in the short film Fukuro.
  • When James states "It's hot as hell in here", Angela replies "You see it, too? For me... it's always like this". This could mean that Angela's Otherworld is full of flames, heat and constant burning, or, due to a very abusive childhood she has experienced, she may have stated that her life was a living hell.
  • In the intro of the game, a shot of Angela in a house is seen. Angela appears to be running away from something. This could be interpreted as Angela running away from her father, or running away to Silent Hill.
  • Right before James fights Eddie Dombrowski, he comes across a small graveyard. There are three open graves: each has James's, Angela's and Eddie's names written on them.
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Angela's model in Silent Hill 3.
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  • In Silent Hill 3, Heather Mason encounters a Closer feeding on a woman's body in the Central Square Shopping Center. Her face and body structure resemble Angela's, but her hair is shorter and her clothes are of different colors. According to developer Masahiro Ito, it is supposed to be a different character but was created by re-using one of Angela's character models. Due to the model's clothing and hair differences, it may have been an early concept model. [1]
  • Three posters advertising Silent Hill 2 are also found in the office section of the shopping mall. The posters depict Angela's face with a blue background.
  • In the Xbox 360 version of Silent Hill: Homecoming, if the player does not forgive Adam Shepherd, the main protagonist's father, they get an achievement called "Angela's Choice". This hints that Angela may have never forgiven her father for sexually abusing her.
  • In the "Making of Silent Hill 2", the developers stated that Angela was actually supposed to be 16-17, but Donna Burke's voice and her image made her seem older. They officially changed her age to 19 before releasing the game.
  • Although the Silent Hill 2 novelization stated that Angela's brother also sexually abused her, this is never mentioned in the game itself. The game also never mentions the death of Angela's brother.
  • Angela's death is never shown or mentioned in the game, but Masahiro Ito confirmed on his Twitter page that she did indeed die, though he did not remember how.[2][3]
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Angela/Mayu comparison.
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  • Angela bears a strong resemblance to the character Mayu from the Elfen Lied series in terms of background and appearance. Like Angela, Mayu was sexually abused by her father, and was ignored and verbally abused by her mother, which resulted in her running away from home. Furthermore, the two share a distinctly similar hairstyle and wear a long, beige, turtleneck sweater covering a large amount of her body, as to not expose sexual features.

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Characters
Major Characters
James Sunderland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - Angela Orosco - Laura - Eddie Dombrowski - Maria
Other Characters
Ernest Baldwin - Amy Baldwin - Rachel - Thomas Orosco - Mrs. Orosco - Jennifer Carroll - Patrick Chester - Mira - Harry Mason - Greys - Scott Fairbanks - Walter Sullivan
Monsters
Abstract Daddy - Bubble Head Nurse - Creeper - Flesh Lip - Lying Figure - Mandarin - Mannequin - Mary - Prisoners - Pyramid Head
Weapons
Chainsaw - Chinese Cleaver - Great Knife - Great Spear - Handgun - Hyper Spray - Pipe - Revolver - Rifle - Shotgun - Wooden Plank
Locations
Baldwin Mansion - Blue Creek Apartments - Brookhaven Hospital - Heaven's Night - Jacks Inn - Labyrinth - Lakeview Hotel - Neely's Bar - Observation Deck - Pete's Bowl-O-Rama - Rosewater Park - Silent Hill Historical Society - Toluca Graveyard - Toluca Lake - Toluca Lake Island - Toluca Prison - Wood Side Apartments - Vachss Road - Church of the Rebirth - Dog House
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - Little Baroness - Manifestation - Map - Monster - Otherworld - Radio - Siren - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending - Sexuality
Archives
Memos - Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables
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