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Floatstinger
Floatstinger
The Floatstinger from Silent Hill
Other names
None
Debut
Silent Hill
Other appearances
Silent Hill: Play Novel
Silent Hill: Mobile
Health
High
Locations
Post Office roof
Weapons
None
Attack methods
Stinging
Poison

The Floatstinger is a boss from Silent Hill and the mature form of the Twinfeeler, which Harry Mason previously fights at the Silent Hill Town Center. It is located atop the roof of the post office, across from Alchemilla Hospital.

Appearance

The Floatstinger's appearance is akin to a "macro-moth", which is a common term used for a "giant moth", excluding the size since the Floatstinger's size is exaggerated to form the challenge. Although it can't be directly linked to any discernible species, it does bear close resemblance to a variation of the Bombyx silkmoth, otherwise known as the Bombyx mori moth, "mori" meaning "death" in Latin. This would be due to its large, heavy abdomen, comb-like antennae and similar appearance. The Bombyx silkworm (larvae) also resembles the Twinfeeler to an extent, supporting this possible theory.

Character

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The Floatstinger appears.

Although it takes the appearance of a moth, the Floatstinger's attacks consist of spewing motes of poison at long-range, and jabbing with its stinger at short-range; features that are uncharacteristic of moths. It is usually recommended to attack the Floatstinger at a distance with firearms; though if ammo is scarce, it is possible to attack at close range with the axe, so long as Harry is constantly moving in order to avoid the stinger.

The Floatstinger's death brings about a shift from the Otherworld back to the Fog World.

Symbolism

Like the Twinfeeler, the Floatstinger's appearance is reminiscent of the insect specimens hanging on the walls of Alessa Gillespie's room.

Trivia

  • If one closely investigates the graffiti-cloaked walls of the room a young Alessa is found crying in, Harry may notice a drawing of a moth that appears similar to the Floatstinger.
  • In Silent Hill: Origins, a second play-through ("New Fear" mode) opens up the post office in front of Alchemilla for exploration. Although the roof cannot be reached, Travis Grady can find and examine a dormant moth-like creature at the door, a throwback to the Floatstinger.
  • In Silent Hill 3, Heather Mason can see Alessa's butterfly and moth collection on her wall, located in Alessa's room in the chapel. One of the displays has broken glass, with a butterfly/moth clearly missing from the display. This may possibly be a throwback to the Floatstinger, and may confirm that it came from her collection.
  • In the Silent Hill Sounds Box, there is a track called "Tussock"; when the term's definition is considered, a likelihood can be found that the track has a connection to the Floatstinger.

Gallery

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Characters
Major Characters
Harry Mason - Cheryl Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Lisa Garland - Cybil Bennett - Michael Kaufmann
Other Characters
Jodie Mason - Heather Mason - K. Gordon - Greys
Monsters
Air Screamer - Bloodsucker - Creeper - Floatstinger - Grey Child - Groaner - Hanged Scratcher - Incubator - Incubus - Larval Stalker - Mumbler - Night Flutter - Parasite - Puppet Cybil Bennett - Puppet Doctor - Puppet Nurse - Romper - Split Head - Stalker - Twinfeeler - Wormhead
Weapons
Chainsaw - Handgun - Hyper Blaster - Katana - Knife - Pipe - Rifle - Rock Drill - Shotgun - Hammer - Axe
Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Annie's Bar - Balkan Church - Cafe 5to2 - Central Silent Hill - Gillespie House - Green Lion Antiques - Indian Runner - Lakeside Amusement Park - Levin Street - Lighthouse - Midwich Elementary School - Norman's Motel - Nowhere - Queen Burger - Resort Area - Sewers - Silent Hill Police Station - Silent Hill Town Center - Toluca Lake - Old Silent Hill - Dog House
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - God - Map - Metatron - Monster - Otherworld - Paradise - PTV - Radio - Real World - Siren - The Order - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending
Archives
Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables

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