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Frank Sunderland
Henry's superintendent
Gender
Male
Age
Senior
Status
Alive
(except in 21 Sacraments ending)
Hair color
White
Eye color
Blue
Occupation
Superintendent of South Ashfield Heights
Appearances
Silent Hill 4: The Room
Voice actor
Unknown
"Frank" refers to multiple subjects. See Frank for other uses.
There are a... lot of strange things in this world... The umbilical cord I keep in a box in my room... Lately, it's started to smell terrible...

Frank Sunderland is the superintendent of Henry Townshend's apartment building, South Ashfield Heights, and the father of James Sunderland. He is one of the characters from Silent Hill 4: The Room.

Biography

Prior to the game's events, he discovered a baby in Room 302 and gave him to the nearby St. Jerome's Hospital. Frank suspected that the baby's parents may have had financial troubles or had gotten themselves into danger. He kept the baby's umbilical cord in his room for over 34 years because he felt that it was too precious to throw out.

A few years later, Frank would often see a little boy coming to Room 302 to visit his "mother", but the boy eventually stopped.

About a couple decades later, Frank witnessed a man wearing a coat hanging around Room 302, and confirmed there were signs of someone having been in there. Frank began to have dreams of the man crying and calling for his mother.

Silent Hill 4: The Room

Frank

Frank outside Henry's peephole.

Frank makes an effort to investigate what is going on in Henry's room during the game, but is unable to open the door or otherwise enter the room, much to Eileen Galvin's disappointment. Henry's mysterious absence reminds Frank of Joseph Schreiber's disappearance.

When Henry and Eileen traverse into Walter's Otherworlds, they enter Frank's room and Henry takes Walter's umbilical cord, which he uses to defeat the final boss.

In the "21 Sacraments" ending, Frank is reportedly found dead in South Ashfield Height apartments, along with five unnamed police officers. This is possibly the work of Walter, but his motive for these murders is unknown. In the other alternative endings, it is assumed Frank is still alive and well.

Trivia

  • In some moments in the game, the player can find letters mentioning a character named Rachel, including a bloody nurse uniform with her name on it. In Silent Hill 2, Rachel was the name of Mary Shepherd-Sunderland's nurse. Frank Sunderland may have had some connection to her because of the letters in his apartment. Frank mistakenly thought that Mike was Rachel's boyfriend.
  • If the player examines the picture above Henry's couch at one point in the game, Henry states that Frank's son and daughter-in-law disappeared in Silent Hill ("I got this photo from Sunderland, the superintendent. I heard his son and daughter-in-law disappeared in Silent Hill a few years back..."). This alludes to James and the story of Silent Hill 2.
  • Frank is the one of the few characters in the game that is not involved in the 21 Sacraments directly.
  • Frank, like his son, has some questionable actions, such as keeping an umbilical cord from a stranger in his room for 34 years. Likewise, his son is willing to grab a wallet inside a filthy toilet and not wash his hands.

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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 - Ghost - 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 - 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
Archives
Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Limited Edition Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Memos

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