|“|| It is your destiny. You have been chosen many years ago to be the vessel. The God can only be born through your flesh, and then we will be free from this prison, to cleanse the world of its sins!
Claudia is the priestess of a cult known as the Order, who wants to use a girl gifted with unnatural powers to birth their god. To this end, Alessa Gillespie was burned alive by Claudia's sister, Christabella, with the intention of impregnating her after the burning. However, the cult had underestimated Alessa's powers, and she instead became filled with hate, causing her to create an alternate reality, in which she trapped the cultists, who were forced to hide from her dark side. While Christabella and the Brethren hid in the church, Claudia and her own followers hid in a secret sanctuary beneath Lakeside Amusement Park.
Claudia began making plans to destroy Alessa so they could escape the alternate reality and succeed in birthing god. To that end, she became pregnant and gave birth to a boy, who she intended to use to lure the good side of Alessa back to Silent Hill, who Dark Alessa had sent to the real world to live the happy life Alessa never had.
Thirty years after Alessa's burning, Dark Alessa called her good side (now a nine year old girl named Sharon Da Silva) back to Silent Hill. When Christabella captured Sharon and attempted to burn her, Sharon's adoptive mother, Rose Da Silva, helped Alessa and Dark Alessa to enter the church and slaughter the cultists responsible for Alessa's suffering. Once the massacre was complete, Rose took Sharon from Silent Hill, and some time later used half of the Seal of Metatron to send her back to the real world. However, Claudia and the Order still lived, and after the destruction of the Brethren, made plans to bring Sharon back and use her to destroy Alessa once and for all.
At some point between Silent Hill and Silent Hill: Revelation, Claudia performed a ritual on one of her followers to send him to the real world in order to retrieve Sharon. Unfortunately, the plan failed when Sharon's adoptive father, Christopher Da Silva, killed the man in self defense. Chris then took Sharon and went on the run.
When Claudia's son, Vincent, reached the age of eighteen, the same age as Sharon, Claudia performed a ritual on him to allow him to enter the real world, involving cutting the Halo of the Sun into his chest, so he could bring Sharon back himself. In the meantime, she hired a private investigator named Douglas Cartland to find Alessa's good side. He eventually turned on her when he learned of her true motives, but not before revealing Sharon's location, enabling Vincent to enroll in the same school as her.
In the meantime, Claudia believed her father and former leader of the order, Leonard Wolf, had become tainted by Alessa's evil. She had him sent to Brookhaven Asylum, where he was chained up and abandoned. She did not realize that she had also been tainted, and was in fact even worse than Leonard, something he was very aware of.
Silent Hill: Revelation
Soon after Claudia sends Vincent into the real world to find Heather Mason, an older, renamed version of Sharon Da Silva, Vincent falls in love with Heather, and warns her away from Silent Hill. To punish him, Claudia transforms into a monster, and has Vincent strapped to a gurney in a room filled with demonic nurses.
Vincent breaks free with Heather's aid, but is found by members of the Order soon after. When Vincent is returned to her, Claudia has him tied up, and then she prepares to perform the impregnation ritual on Heather, who has now rejoined with the dark side of Alessa. When Heather puts the Seal of Metatron into Claudia's hand, Claudia transforms into a monster and attacks Heather. Pyramid Head, the protector of Alessa, rushes to Heather's aid and fights Claudia, eventually decapitating her.
Relation to the Gillespies
According to the canon of the first Silent Hill film, Christabella is the sister of Dahlia Gillespie and the aunt of Alessa. Following this canon, that would make Claudia also the sister of Dahlia and aunt of Alessa. It is possible that Claudia simply never mentioned being related to Dahlia or Alessa due to the shame of Alessa's "evil". However, it is most likely that this relationship was retconned in Revelation, given that it would make Vincent and Sharon/Heather cousins.
- Claudia wears a white robe instead of her signature black outfit seen in Silent Hill 3. This resembles one of Claudia's concept art designs for the game.
- Like her game counterpart, Claudia does not have eyebrows, in order to make her expressions more difficult to tell.
- In the game series, Dahlia is an evil character and Claudia is a sympathetic character, who wants to birth the god to bring Paradise, so that no one will suffer as she has. These character traits are swapped for both characters in the film series. Instead of Claudia loving Alessa, Claudia hates Alessa and wants to kill her so that she and her cult can be free from Alessa's torment. There is no mention of Claudia being Alessa's childhood friend, nor of her being abused by her father or outcast by her peers as a child, as is mentioned in the game. Rather, it can be seen that Claudia abused her father by sending him to the asylum, and was quick to abuse her son as well when he disobeyed her.
- It is never explained how Claudia knew of Sharon's existence.
- In Revelation's original script, Claudia and Leonard replace the role of Christabella from the first film entirely, and no mention is ever made of the previous film's antagonist. In the script, Claudia is seen beating and spitting on a man who doesn't agree with her religious views, and later, she and Leonard stand outside the window of the Gillespie house, watching as Alessa is burned alive inside. This stands in stark contrast to the canon of the first film, in which Alessa is burned inside a Sacrificial Chamber hidden within the Grand Hotel, presided over by Christabella, with no mention of either Claudia or Leonard.
|Heather Mason - Christopher Da Silva - Vincent Cooper - Claudia Wolf - Leonard Wolf - Dark Alessa - Douglas Cartland - Alessa Gillespie|
|Rose Da Silva - Dahlia Gillespie - Suki - Travis Grady - Order Soldier - Detective Santini|
|Armless Man - Delusion - Leonard Wolf - Lobotomy - Mannequin Monster - Memory of Alessa - Missionary - Nurse - Pyramid Head - Valtiel|
|All Hallows High School - Brookhaven Asylum - Central Square Shopping Center - Jacks Inn - Sanctuary - Silent Hill, West Virginia - Lakeside Amusement Park|
|The Brethren - Halo of the Sun - Monster - Manifestation - Otherworld - Fog World - Real World - Robbie the Rabbit - Seal of Metatron - Siren - The Order - Great Knife - Welcome Sign|