|“|| Thank you for saving me. But... I wish you hadn't. Even Mama said it... I deserved what happened.
Angela Orosco is a disturbed, unstable girl in her late teens who is on a search for her mother during Silent Hill 2. Her mental state appears to be damaged by her emotionally, physically and sexually abusive past.
Angela wears a white or beige sweater which reaches her waist; the sweater also has a loose turtle neck. She has reddish-brown jeans. The shoes that she wears are casual and dark blue. 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. 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.
Ever since her rough and broken childhood, Angela was convinced that she would never be happy. Her father, Thomas Orosco, an alcoholic lumberjack, had raped and sexually abused her as a young girl, causing her much hostility towards other men. Other abuse that Thomas Orosco had inflicted on Angela involved physical abuse; Thomas would often beat her while inebriated. In addition to Thomas abusing her, Angela's brother would abuse her as well. 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. As a consequence of this, Angela's internal pain and suffering had influenced thoughts of suicide upon her. Angela attempted suicide many times in the past but always ended up hesitating at the last moment.
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. She killed her father and brother in return, and being in a state of emotional turmoil afterwards, she was called to Silent Hill to find her missing mother. In the Silent Hill 2 novelization, it is revealed that Angela worked as a minimum-wage restaurant employee, a job she absolutely despised due to her distaste of the smell of meat and the male customers always trying to touch her.
Silent Hill 2Edit
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 (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.
She is next seen in Room 109 of the Blue Creek Apartments with a knife, 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.
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. 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.
Angela is last seen at a burning staircase in the Lakeview Hotel. 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.
Silent Hill 3 Edit
- 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. 
- 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.
- "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?"
- "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."
|“||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.||”|
- 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.
- 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.
- In Room 109, a photo can be found of a family, which may be Angela's family. The photo is ripped between a little girl and her father, implying that Angela may have been a little girl when her father sexually abused her, and that she ripped the photo out of hatred for her father.
- 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, with a texture resembling clay which someone has dragged their fingers across. Both of these details could represent the sexual abuse inflicted upon Angela.
- Throughout the game, Angela exhibits several symptoms of severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
- 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.
- 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 bodies are stained in the crotch with dried blood. These likely represent Angela's father and brother.
- 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.
- The room where James found Angela and her "father" reminds Angela of a room from her childhood home (Angela notices it in the novel of Silent Hill 2).
- 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.
- 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.
- Angela appears on the cover of Silent Hill 2.
- 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.
- Angela bears a strong resemblance to the character Mayu from the anime Elfen Lied 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.