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Whelman

The charred doll re-assembled by Henry.

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The charred doll re-assembled by Henry.

This article is a guide for a Silent Hill 4: The Room puzzle.

The Burned Doll Puzzle is a puzzle found in Silent Hill 4: The Room that Henry Townshend must solve to progress further into Walter's Otherworlds. Henry encounters the puzzle during his second entrance into the Forest World. This time his neighbor Eileen Galvin has joined him, and Henry seeks to uncover the truth in Walter Sullivan's inner darkness.

Following Jasper Gein's death during the first visit to the forest, the Wish House Orphanage has burned down. Among the burned remains Henry finds a wheelchair with the charred torso of a life-sized doll. Near the doll is a memo speaking of the doll and what lies beneath it. The memo reads:

"Though my body be destroyed,
I will not let you pass here.
To prepare for the Receiver of Wisdom...
I cut my body into five pieces and hid them in the darkness.
When my body is once again whole, the path to below will be opened.
If you are the Receiver of Wisdom, you will understand my words.
The ritual has begun..."

In order to access the basement area of the orphanage, Henry, as the "Receiver of Wisdom," must find the scattered parts of the doll, bring them back, and then re-attach them.

Solution

The memo with the doll speaks of "five pieces" that are hidden "...in the darkness." The five pieces referred to are the doll's missing limbs;

Forest world 2nd map

A map of the forest world, the orphanage indicated near the center.

Scattered throughout the forest are five wells where the missing limbs can be found. The wells, however, are dark and the limbs unrecognizable, as hinted by the memo. In order to retrieve the doll parts from the wells, Henry must be carrying the lit Torch with him, which will last longer if it is soaked in oil in the laundry room. The wells' locations according to the map are:

  • The well containing the Doll's Head is southwest of the orphanage, in the area adjacent to the cemetery.
  • The well with the Doll's Left Arm is northeast of the orphanage, in the area with the booby trap.
  • The well where the Doll's Right Arm is found is further northeast of the orphanage, near where Henry entered the forest in his first visit.
  • The well with the Doll's Left Leg is southeast of the burned orphanage, past the area with the strangely rooted tree.
  • The well containing the Doll's Right Leg can be found in the area immediately northwest of the Wish House orphanage.

After collecting all the pieces and placing them on the charred torso, it will suddenly and briefly become animate, allowing Henry and Eileen to enter the basement of the orphanage.

Trivia

  • There is a high probability the doll represents George Rosten because Jimmy Stone and Toby Archbolt already have Ghosts. It can be theorized Walter trapped part of George's soul in a doll.
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Characters
Major Characters
Henry Townshend - Eileen Galvin - Walter Sullivan - Cynthia Velasquez - Jasper Gein - Andrew DeSalvo - Richard Braintree - Joseph Schreiber
Other Characters
Frank Sunderland - Billy Locane - Bobby Randolph - Eric Walsh - George Rosten - Jimmy Stone - Mike - Miriam Locane - Peter Walls - Rachel - Rick Albert - Robbie the Rabbit - Sein Martin - Sharon Blake - Steve Garland - Toby Archbolt - William Gregory - James Sunderland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland
Weapons
Aluminum Bat - Chainsaw - Handgun - Submachine Gun - Knife - Pipe - Bug Spray - Chain - Eileen's Bag - Golf Club - Nightstick - Pickaxe of Despair - Revolver - Rusty Axe - Riding Crop - Spade - Stun Gun - Torch - Wine Bottle
Monsters
Bottom - Conjurer - Eileen Head - Ghost (Victim 16 - Victim 17 - Victim 18 - Victim 19) - Greedy Worm - Gum Head - Hummer - Patient - Sniffer Dog - The One Truth - Toadstool - Tremer - Twin Victim - Wall Man - Wheelchair
Locations
Albert's Sporting Goods - Ashfield - Bar Southfield - Garland's - Hotel South Ashfield - Room 302 - Room 302 of the Past - Silent Hill Woods - South Ashfield Heights - South Ashfield Station - Spiral Staircase - St. Jerome's Hospital - Toluca Lake - Water Prison - Wish House Orphanage
Terms
21 Sacraments - Death Machine - Haunting - Holy Candle - Manifestation - Map - Monster - Real World - Ritual of the Holy Assumption - Saint Medallion - Sword of Obedience - The Order - Walter's Otherworlds - Great Knife - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun - Red Square
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