The Flesh Lip, also known as Lustful Lips, is a monster James Sunderland encounters in Silent Hill 2. James will meet three of these monsters after Laura tricks him, locking him inside examining room two on the first floor of Brookhaven Hospital. After defeating all three Flesh Lips, James will be transported into the Otherworld hospital.
Flesh Lip also appears in the spin-off game, Silent Hill: Book of Memories.
It appears as a bloated, malformed mass of meat and flesh with human-like limbs jutting out from its top and bottom, suspended in a rusty metal frame. A pair of large, smacking lips appear on the bottom of the creature, and it attacks by strangling the player with its legs.
Flesh Lips are very slow-moving, albeit due to the small quarters James must fight them in, this doesn't make them any less dangerous. Flesh Lips may also increase their pace by swinging their legs instead of subtly rocking them. In the cutscene before the player regains control, it can be noticed that the Flesh Lips emit an animalistic groaning sound.
During the fight, the best strategy is to blast them with the shotgun before they get too close. If James has no bullets, the steel pipe also works. If they are allowed to swing near to James, they will grab and strangle him with their feet. They can also simply bash James with the side of their cage for a small amount of damage. Each hanger will die after about 2-3 shots each, depending on the difficulty level. After the two Flesh Lips are defeated, a third, and faster, one will appear.
According to the Book of Lost Memories the lattice represents a bed, and the "mouth" located on the abdomen is symbolic of the cruel words Mary would say to James during her last days, according to developer Masahiro Ito.
The cage-like contraption each Flesh Lip is held within could also be symbolic of how Mary was confined to a bed in her terminal illness, as this greatly limited her freedom.
Silent Hill: Book of Memories
In Silent Hill: Book of Memories, the Flesh Lip loses its boss status and instead is a frequently occurring enemy from Zone 4 onwards. It has no primary method of attack; instead taking on the role of a summoner, spawning enemies into the room until it's defeated.
- Defeating the Flesh Lips in the Silent Hill HD Collection unlocks the trophy/achievement "Where's That Letter!?".
- ↑ "Silent Hill 2 creature commentary". Silent Hill 3 公式完全攻略ガイド/失われた記憶 サイレントヒル・クロニクル [Silent Hill 3 Official Strategy Guide / Lost Memories: Silent Hill Chronicle] (in Japanese). NTT Publishing Co., Ltd. 2003-07-31. p. 49. ISBN 4-7571-8145-0.
- ↑ Masahiro, Ito (adsk4). “The Lips in silenthill 2 are reflections of Mary's mouth which abused james.” 13th December 2011. Tweet.