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Great Spear
Great Spear
The Great Spear in Book of Memories
Description
"An unusually-long, grimey metal staff with sharpened edges and incredible reach."
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Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill: Book of Memories

The Great Spear is an unobtainable weapon in Silent Hill 2, wielded by Pyramid Head.

It is also available as a DLC weapon for Silent Hill: Book of Memories.

Silent Hill 2

It is first used in the Brookhaven Hospital when he kills Maria. He also uses it in the labyrinth, then again in Lakeview Hotel with the second Pyramid Head, serving as the penultimate boss. After being defeated, the Pyramid Heads suicide together, impaling their heads with their spears.

Significance

Skewer

Death by Skewering.

Because of the "Death by Skewering" painting found in the Silent Hill Historical Society (which depicts Lying Figures being pierced by tree branches, which can also be seen as prisoners being pierced by sharp objects) and a picture of two Pyramid Heads holding spears found in the Toluca Prison, it can be theorized that spears were a possible form of execution in the prison, as "to choose his death was the prisoner's last taste of freedom".

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Pyramid Head, holding his spear.

The stone monument on Martin St. also states "...the executioners poured the water used to wash the execution tools in here". This suggests that the prison used more than just nooses to execute people. Since Pyramid Head takes the role of an executioner/punisher of sins, Pyramid Head wielding a spear can be seen as a reflection of the executioners of Toluca Prison who would use spears to kill prisoners, and since James Sunderland is a sinner for murdering his wife, Pyramid Head must fulfill his role by punishing him.

Another theory is that the release of the Great Knife is the release of a burden on James. The death of Maria signifies the death of Mary, and with Mary gone, he no longer has to take care of an ill spouse. This is a huge weight off of James's shoulders, which could be symbolized by Pyramid Head's switch to the spear: a much lighter and durable weapon.

Considering the sexual nature of the Silent Hill series, it's not out of the question that the Great Spear may have phallic symbolism.

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Characters
Major Characters
James Sunderland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - Angela Orosco - Laura - Eddie Dombrowski - Maria
Other Characters
Ernest Baldwin - Amy Baldwin - Mary's Doctor - Rachel - Thomas Orosco - Mrs. Orosco - Jennifer Carroll - Patrick Chester - Mira - Harry Mason - Greys - Scott Fairbanks - Walter Sullivan
Monsters
Abstract Daddy - Bubble Head Nurse - Creeper - Flesh Lip - Lying Figure - Mandarin - Mannequin - Mary - Prisoners - Pyramid Head
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Chainsaw - Chinese Cleaver - Great Knife - Great Spear - Handgun - Hyper Spray - Pipe - Revolver - Rifle - Shotgun - Wooden Plank
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Baldwin Mansion - Blue Creek Apartments - Brookhaven Hospital - Carroll Street - Church of the Rebirth - Dog House - Heaven's Night - Jacks Inn - Katz Street - Labyrinth - Lakeview Hotel - Nathan Avenue - Neely's Bar - Neely Street - Observation Deck - Pete's Bowl-O-Rama - Rendell Street - Rosewater Park - Silent Hill Historical Society - South Vale - Toluca Graveyard - Toluca Lake - Toluca Lake Island - Toluca Prison - Vachss Road - Wood Side Apartments
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Memos - Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables
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Characters
Major Characters
Ashley Baker - Derek Copeland - Graham Reynolds - Howard Blackwood - Jack Merrick - Katie Collins - Matthew Collins - Protagonist - Lorelai Reynolds - Shannon - Trent Baker
Other Characters
Alex Shepherd - Cybil Bennett - Emma - Harry Mason - Heather Mason - James Sunderland - Jason - Joshua Shepherd - Lisa Garland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - Mira - Murphy Pendleton - Travis Grady - Walter Sullivan
Monsters
Air Screamer - Blood Baby - Blood Guardian - Blood Mama - Bogeyman - Bubble Head Nurse - Butcher - Double Head - Earth Guardian - Fire Guardian - Flesh Lip - Ghost - Grey Child - Insane Cancer - Light Guardian - Needler - Mother - Pyramid Head - Raw Shock - Tremer - Schism - Steel Guardian - Swarm - Valtiel - Water Guardian - Wood Guardian - Wood Sapling
Weapons
A. Y. Guitar - Assault Rifle - Baseball Bat - Bare Hands - Beam Saber - Bogeyman's Hammer - Chainsaw - Circular Saw - Crossbow - Crowbar - Dagger of Melchior - Earth Sword - Fire Axe - Fire Sword - Flamethrower - Great Cleaver - Great Knife - Great Spear - Grenade - Guitar - Handgun - Hyper Spray - Katana - Knife - Maul - Meat Cleaver - Laser Gun - Pickaxe - Pillow - Pipe - Princess Heart - Robbie Doll - Rock Drill - Shovel - Shotgun - Steel Sword - Stun Gun - Sword of Obedience - Submachine Gun - Television - Torch - TV Remote - Water Sword - Wine Bottle - Wood Sword - Wood Plank
Locations
Howard's Shop - Library - Forsaken Room - Armory - Otherworld
Terms
Monster - Flashlight - Accessories - Artifacts - Karma Meter - Book of Memories - Welcome Sign

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