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Douglas Cartland
Douglascartland
Douglas in Silent Hill 3
Gender
Male
Age
Late 50s
Status
Alive (Canon ending)

Cause of death
Stabbed by Heather
(Possessed ending)
Hair color
Grey
Eye color
Green
Occupation
Private detective
Appearances
Silent Hill 3
Silent Hill: Homecoming (mentioned)

"Douglas" refers to multiple subjects. See Douglas for more uses.
That's fine. Nobody's gonna cry over my grave anyway.
—Douglas to Heather Mason

Douglas Cartland is a supporting character in Silent Hill 3. He is a middle-aged private detective who was hired by Claudia Wolf, the Silent Hill cult leader, to locate Heather Mason and return her to Silent Hill.

Background

10 years prior to Silent Hill 3, Douglas worked as a police detective and retired. Shortly after, he and his wife divorced. The Book of Lost Memories calls Douglas a "widower", indicating that his ex-wife died after they divorced.[1]

Douglas had one son who was killed while attempting to rob a bank because his family was burdened with financial concerns. Douglas feels his son's death was his fault, calling himself a "penniless good-for-nothing." He eventually became a freelance independent private investigator.

Appearance

Douglas has gray hair and wears a brown coat with pants. Because of his age, his hair is thinning and he combs his hair back to hide it. Once Heather encounters him in her apartment, he is seen no longer wearing his hat.

After completing the game once, the player can select the "Extra New Game" option and enter the Konami Code (↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → Circle button X button or W, W, S, S, Q, E, Q, E, Escape, Enter in the PC version). If entered correctly, a sound of sighing (Maria from the Dog Ending of Silent Hill 2) after selecting the action and riddle level and Douglas's pants are replaced with boxers throughout the entire game.

Silent Hill 3

DouglasMall

Douglas's first appearance.

Douglas's original motive is to return Heather to Claudia. Douglas talks to Heather Mason after she finishes her phone conversation with her father at the Central Square Shopping Center. Douglas requests for some of Heather's time to which she clearly states her disinterest. Douglas states that it's about Heather's birth, which still isn't good enough to interest her. He follows Heather, but can only go so far, as she enters the bathroom.

Douglas, waiting in the shopping mall's lobby, finds Heather after she kills the Split Worm. He reveals that he has also encountered a monster, but Heather interrupts him. She accuses Douglas of being in on it with Claudia, but realizes that Douglas is just as shocked as she is. Heather decides to head home using the subway.

Arguing

Heather confronting Douglas about her father.

In the Daisy Villa Apartments, Douglas discovers Harry Mason's corpse. Douglas calms Heather down and they lay him in bed. Despite not agreeing with Heather's revenge plan, Douglas states that he feels responsible and offers to take Heather to Silent Hill to murder Claudia in retaliation for Harry's death. When Heather tells Douglas he might die, he replies, "That's fine. Nobody's gonna cry over my grave anyway." He then heads out to get his car ready.

Outside the apartment building, Douglas greets Heather, and reveals that Vincent Smith gave him a map and told him to go look for Leonard Wolf upon arriving in Silent Hill. Douglas gives Heather the map and Harry's notebook and they drive to Silent Hill.

During the car ride, Douglas and Heather discuss the rumors of Silent Hill, and Heather's past as Alessa Gillespie. Heather also recaps the events of the first Silent Hill. Douglas mentions he went to Silent Hill once on a missing person's case, which may possibly be a reference to James Sunderland from Silent Hill 2. Douglas sits silently in the car, listening to Heather's feelings about her father's death.

When they arrive in Silent Hill, Douglas and Heather stop at Jacks Inn. They briefly discuss being afraid to be alone; Douglas admits to being afraid, and then heads for Leonard Wolf's house. Eventually, Douglas returns to the Inn before Heather comes back from Brookhaven Hospital. Douglas leaves a message for Vincent to tell Heather to head to the Lakeside Amusement Park, where Claudia apparently is.

At the amusement park, Douglas speaks with Claudia and becomes angry that she deceived him. Claudia once again explains her whole plot, and Douglas, like everyone else, disagrees and mocks her. Douglas then raises his gun to Claudia, who challenges his readiness to kill her. Whatever happens after the cutscene leaves Douglas badly injured, to the point he feels his leg is broken. It may be possible that supernatural powers possessed by Claudia came into play here because there are no monsters present in the cutscene.

DouglasInjured

Douglas talking about his dead son.

When Heather arrives at the amusement park, she discovers that Douglas's leg is broken. Douglas tells Heather she reminds him of his late son. He also tells Heather, as she leaves to confront Claudia, that perhaps if he killed her instead, his nightmare would end. Heather, nervous, doesn't feel offended, and takes a deep sigh before she continues on her way.

Corpse

Douglas's corpse in the Possessed Ending.

In the "Normal" ending, after Heather kills the God, she pretends to be possessed and startles Douglas before nearly stabbing him. Douglas says Heather has bad taste in jokes, but Heather interrupts, telling Douglas to call her Cheryl. In the "Possessed" ending, Douglas is killed by Heather. This ending can only be unlocked after completing the game once.

Silent Hill: Revelation

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Douglas in Silent Hill: Revelation.

Main article: Douglas Cartland (film)

Douglas appears in the film Silent Hill: Revelation. As in the game, he is a private detective who has been hired by Claudia Wolf to find Heather Mason. After discovering the truth about Claudia's motives, Douglas decides to warn Heather about the danger of the Order. Unlike his game counterpart, before he can tell her the truth, he is killed by the Missionary.

Creator's comment

His name comes from a famous actor from the 1920s, Douglas Fairbanks. Simply put, this name just seemed to suit him. There is no real connection to his namesake.
The masculine characters in the game like Douglas the detective, who was based on the priest from The Fifth Element, were also created to be like real human beings with their failings and complexes.

Quotes

  • "Look... I was just hired to find you. I'm not on anybody's side." (To Heather)
  • "Revenge doesn't solve anything."
  • "What's the deal with Silent Hill, anyway? It used to be a nice, quiet little town, but now... but I'll tell ya, that's one screwed up town."
  • "You're right, I am afraid. I'm fifty-somethin' years old, and I never seen nothing like this. I still feel like I'm dreaming."
  • "Yeah... I just wanna wake up and have a smoke already."
  • "You lied to me about Heather, lady. I don't like being used."
  • "No this, no that, no nothin'. A paradise for castrated sheep, maybe. Sounds pretty boring." (To Claudia)
  • "But if this how a god of mercy acts, I don't wanna see any more of him. That's a pretty good reason to risk my life, don't you think?"
  • "You know, I always wanted to be Superman."
  • "You... you remind me of my son." (To Heather)
  • "Dead people don't cry. Stupid kid got himself shot robbing a bank."
  • "Maybe cause his pop was a penniless good-for-nothing. Who knows? Anyway, now I guess I'll never find out. Sorry, I shouldn't have said you reminded me of a guy like him."
  • "Maybe killing you here is the only way to end this nightmare."
  • "You've got terrible taste."

Trivia

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Douglas in his underwear.

  • The Book of Lost Memories refers to Douglas as "The Hanged Man", the twelfth of the Major Arcanas of a Tarot Deck, due to him becoming involved with unfortunate circumstances.
  • Douglas admits to Claudia that he has shot someone. When this is said, it is clear that he regrets it. Although nothing more is revealed on this, Douglas's son was shot robbing a bank, which has prompted speculations as to whether Douglas shot his own son out of necessity, or even in a drunken state; however, no facts currently link his shooting to the shooting of his son.
  • Douglas admits to Heather that he always wanted to be Superman.
  • When speaking of his exact age, the only confirmation is when he tells Heather "I am fifty-something years old". His apparent disconcern for age is probably due to the dire situations he constantly finds himself in.
  • In the song "Silent Hill no Uta" at the end of the game's UFO ending, he is alluded to as not being a real detective, but rather a fishmonger.

See also

Gallery

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Characters
Major Characters
Heather Mason - Douglas Cartland - Vincent Smith - Claudia Wolf
Other Characters
Harry Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Leonard Wolf - Stanley Coleman - Lisa Garland - Jennifer Carroll - Joseph Schreiber - James Sunderland - Greys - Happy Birthday Caller - Danny - Confessor - Greys - Robbie the Rabbit - Sewer Fairy
Weapons
Beam Saber - Flamethrower - Handgun - Katana - Knife - Maul - Pipe - Shotgun - Stun Gun - Submachine Gun - Unlimited Submachine Gun
Monsters
Closer - Double Head - Glutton - God - Insane Cancer - Leonard Wolf - Memory of Alessa - Missionary - Monster in Locker - Numb Body - Nurse - Pendulum - Scraper - Sewer Monster - Slurper - Split Worm - Valtiel
Locations
Borley Haunted Mansion - Brookhaven Hospital - Carroll Street - Central Square Shopping Center - Chapel - Construction Site - Daisy Villa Apartments - Happy Burger - Hazel Street Station - Heaven's Night - Hilltop Center - Jacks Inn - KMN Auto Parts - Lakeside Amusement Park - Last Drop Cafe - Nathan Avenue - Underpass
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - God - Map - Metatron - Monster - Otherworld - Paradise - PTV - Radio - Real World - The Order - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun - Red Square
Archives
Items - Keys - Memos - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Limited Edition Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables

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