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Lisa Garland
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Lisa as she appears in Silent Hill
Gender
Female
Age
16-17 (Origins)
23 (Silent Hill)
(born 1960)
Status
Deceased

Cause of death
Unknown
Hair color
Auburn blonde
Eye color
Teal
Occupation
Nurse at Alchemilla Hospital
Appearances
Silent Hill
Silent Hill: Play Novel
Silent Hill 3 (cameo)
Silent Hill: Origins
Silent Hill: Book of Memories (cameo)
Cage of Cradle
Silent Hill (film)
Voice actor
Thessaly Lerner (Silent Hill, Silent Hill 3)
Jennifer Woodward (Origins)
This article is for Lisa Garland as seen in the original Silent Hill and its film adaptation. For her role in Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, see Lisa Garland (Shattered Memories).
Somehow I feel I'm not supposed to leave this place... Oh Harry, I'm so scared... I'm cold.
—Lisa to Harry Mason

Lisa Garland is a character in the Silent Hill video game series, making appearances in Silent Hill, Silent Hill 3, and Silent Hill: Origins, and the re-imagining, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, as well as having a cameo in the film adaptation, Silent Hill.

Biography

Lisa was born and raised in the town of Silent Hill, and went to Midwich Elementary School as a child. With nursing being her family's tradition, she began her career at Alchemilla Hospital. However, it was here that Lisa became addicted to PTV, a drug being dealt by the hospital's administrator, Dr. Michael Kaufmann, and Silent Hill's resident cult, the Order.

One of Lisa's duties was to take care of a patient, Alessa Gillespie, who was severely burned in a fire. Alessa's body was covered in burn wounds which would not heal, and were always oozing blood and pus, requiring frequent bandaging. Lisa did not understand what was keeping the girl alive (the Book of Lost Memories reveals Dahlia cast a magical incantation on her daughter), and the ordeal of constantly replacing the bandages took a toll on her sanity. Alessa misinterpreted Lisa's care as actual affection, something she desperately wanted, having never received any from her mother. This might be the reason why Lisa retains her human form and individuality during the events of Silent Hill.

Lisa wanted to leave Alchemilla and quit nursing Alessa because she eventually grew sick of it. However, Kaufmann refused to allow her, and threatened to cut off her supply of PTV, which led to arguing and fighting between the two.

Silent Hill: Origins

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Lisa working as a student nurse in Silent Hill: Origins.

Lisa appears in the prequel game Silent Hill: Origins, where her role as an informant does not change. When Travis Grady wakes up in the reception area of Alchemilla Hospital, Lisa is by his side and introduces herself as a trainee nurse working in the hospital. Her kindheartedness shows when she persists in asking if Travis is alright. Lisa reveals that Alessa Gillespie had died because of her burns and tells Travis that she has to leave because Dr. Kaufmann has requested to meet with her at Cedar Grove Sanitarium.

At the end of the Otherworld sanitarium level, Travis finds Lisa in one of the rooms sitting on a chair with Michael Kaufmann nowhere in sight. Lisa sadly talks about a woman who always waits for her son and when Travis asks who it is, Lisa replies sternly "You KNOW who's in there!", before running off.

In Artaud Theater, Travis finds Lisa sitting on one of the seats in the theater, and she tells Travis that since the door was open and because she loves the theater, she had let herself in. She states that she wants to be an actress, but nursing is her family's tradition. Lisa then playfully flirts with Travis and suddenly backs away, explaining that she was testing out her "acting skills".

At the Riverside Motel, the player can see Lisa's red cardigan through a peephole in the Rose suite and hear her giggling. When Travis enters the Rose suite through a hole in the ceiling, he discovers Lisa and Kaufmann buttoning up next to a heart-shaped bed, implying that they had a sexual intercourse and that Travis had disrupted them. Lisa proceeds to leave the room in an irritated huff. There is evidence of PTV in the room, meaning that Lisa was hooked on the drug at least 7 years before the events of the first game.

Silent Hill

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Lisa hiding under a desk in the hospital.

When Harry Mason stumbles into the Otherworld Alchemilla Hospital, he finds Lisa huddled in a room, hiding from the monsters. She claims that she has no idea what is going on, explaining that she passed out and when she came to, everything was different. Lisa is a good source of information about Dahlia Gillespie and the cult that resides in the town.

Harry periodically loses consciousness and finds himself back in the Otherworld hospital, without explanation. Lisa does not act startled when he awakens, claiming that he never left and that he was having a bad dream. During one of these episodes, Harry wakes with a start and finds himself in the hospital again; Lisa emerges over him with her left eye twitching.

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Silent Hill 1 - Lisa's Transformation

Lisa's transformation.

During the final paranormal trip through the hospital, Lisa explains to Harry that she ventured into the basement of the hospital and began to "understand" what is happening. Lisa realizes that she is only alive because she never noticed that she is the same as the other Puppet Nurses, who have been infected by a parasite. When she begs Harry to help her, he shoves her back, and Lisa starts bleeding from her head and every orifice. She staggers toward Harry until he runs out of the room. Although she sobs and bangs on the door behind him, Harry is too frightened to let her out and holds the door shut.

Harry may reenter Lisa's room if the player wishes, only to find that she is gone. Among her things is her diary; in it, Lisa writes that she can't stand being alone with "that patient" in the basement any more and is going to tell "the doctor" that she wants to quit. A cryptic video tape which Harry found earlier can now be played if he inserts it into a VCR. The tape recording shows a woman covering her face with her hands, pleading with an unseen figure and promising she "won't tell a soul".

Lisa does not appear again until the end of the game. If the conditions for earning either the Good or Good+ endings are met, she appears after defeating the Incubus; just as Kaufmann is about to escape, a bloodied Lisa rises through the floor and drags the horrified Kaufmann down into the pit she came from.

Silent Hill: Play Novel

The Silent Hill: Play Novel is Silent Hill adapted into a interactive visual story. Because the story is interactive, Lisa has multiple fates and varying conversations with Harry.

She is first encountered in chapter 8, and the game follows through their meeting exactly as in the game. This also follows in line with their meeting when Harry passes out in the antique store.

In chapter 11, Harry and Lisa can have a alternate conversation in which Kaufmann enters the room, and the three begin wondering how they can get out of town. Kaufmann decides to sleep in his office, and when the room begins to turn cold, Harry offers Lisa his jacket but she declines it. When Harry attempts to bring a heater back into the room, he suddenly sees Alessa's figure in the hallway before it disappears, and he hears a sudden gunshot. When he enters the room again, he finds Lisa dead on the floor. Figuring that Alessa must have killed Lisa, he chases after her and also finds Kaufmann's corpse. To Harry's surprise, Cheryl Mason appears in the hospital with a gun in her hand and threatens to kill Harry. At this point, the player can choose the E-1 or E-2 ending.

  • In the E-1 ending, Cheryl is with Dahlia and Harry realizes he killed Cybil Bennett, Lisa and Kaufmann but repressed the memories of their murders. He then blanks out and has a vision of him committing suicide in their family study. Apparently the entire game was a hallucination.
  • In the E-2 ending, Cybil appears and kills Cheryl. However, when Harry looks at Cheryl's corpse, he realizes that Cybil actually killed Dahlia. Cybil tells Harry she heard gunshots in the hospital and saw Dahlia with a handgun and bloody clothes. Dahlia then was about to kill Harry, but Cybil intervened. Cybil then tells Harry that his daughter is safe, and as they are about to go find her, the game blanks out. In this ending, apparently Dahlia was Lisa's murderer.

If the player never has this alternate conversation, the rest of the game will follow suit until Lisa's appearance in the basement hospital. Depending on what the player chose before, these things will happen:

  • A or B Ending. Lisa charges out of the room. When Harry finds her, she says the same things she said during her mutation scene. The player can:
  • Comfort her. Harry says he'll do what he can and holds her. Suddenly, Lisa begins dying, slowly losing control of herself. She mouths the words "help me" and falls down the stairs. Harry is devastated by this, but must move on.
  • Leave Lisa. Lisa begins to get angry as Harry says he doesn't know if Cheryl is dead or not, and that he should care about the lady in front of his eyes. Lisa begins dying, falling headfirst down the stairs. After she dies, Harry becomes saddened and goes to the basement.
  • C-1 or C-2 ending. Harry wakes up and Lisa is there, telling him a story about Alessa. They head to the basement together. They come across a symbol, and Harry asks if Lisa knows what it is. She mentions a mysterious 'they', in which Harry can:
  • In the C-1 ending, Harry asks her who 'they' are, which Lisa begins to tell him but the light turns off. Harry hears Lisa's scream, then the growl of a female monster. The growl is actually from Lisa, who has mutated.
  • In the C-2 ending, Harry shows Lisa Alessa's diary, which Lisa questions, and claims that Harry hates her. Before Harry can answer, the lights turn off and Lisa transforms, which causes Harry to run away.

Silent Hill 3

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Lisa appearing in Heather's memories.

The same clip Harry saw of Lisa wondering what was keeping Alessa alive is seen by Heather Mason, the reincarnation of Alessa/Cheryl, in Brookhaven Hospital. She remembers Lisa faintly, and is grateful for her care.

According to developer Masahiro Ito, "Just before the shift to the Otherworld in the hospital, the nurse Lisa who appears in the first game can be seen. The purpose of including this is to show that Alessa's influence on the Otherworld grows stronger as she regains her memories. It indicates that even after the first game she continues to suffer in the Otherworld. Although a nurse appears in a similar fashion in the church as well, this does not have anything to do with Lisa."

Other appearances

Silent Hill (film)

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Lisa Garland as the "Red Nurse".

Lisa, credited here as Red Nurse, makes a small appearance in the Silent Hill film, caring for the burned Alessa Gillespie as her nurse. She is portrayed by Emily Lineham.

While Lisa is seen tending to Alessa, she becomes curious about Alessa's appearance and peeks into her tent, leading Alessa to lash out and burn Lisa's eyes as punishment.

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Lisa's scarred eyes.

Later, when Rose Da Silva visits adult Alessa and Dark Alessa in Brookhaven Hospital, it can be seen that Lisa's eyes are constantly bleeding and staining her clothes, another part of her punishment. When Rose tries to see her face, she walks away from her and refuses to let anyone see her eyes, while sobbing. Dark Alessa admits that Lisa did not deserve her punishment from Alessa, declaring "She even hurt someone who was only curious!". Lisa's fate after the end of the movie is unknown, and it is unknown if her presence still lingers in the town or was granted peace after Rose had left.

Cage of Cradle

Lisa makes an appearance in the comic Cage of Cradle, however, it was only released in Japan for cell phones. It was created without Keiichiro Toyama, and whether or not it is canon is unclear. This story chronicled some details of Lisa's personal life before the first game. It has been revealed that Valtiel kills Lisa in this story, Lisa was overdosing on PTV, and that she has a boyfriend.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

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Lisa in Shattered Memories.

Main article: Lisa Garland (Shattered Memories)

Lisa fulfills a similar role in the re-imagining of the first Silent Hill game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. In Shattered Memories, Lisa has red hair, and wears a pink nurse's uniform.

As with her counterpart in the canon series, the Shattered Memories version of Lisa is an Alchemilla Hospital nurse who aids Harry Mason in his journey through Silent Hill. However, this incarnation of Lisa is not a drug addict (although she can still overdose on pills), nor does she tend to Alessa (Cheryl Heather Mason stayed at Alchemilla, and it's possible Lisa may have been Cheryl's nurse during that time).

Silent Hill: Book of Memories

Lisa appears briefly in the joke ending of Book of Memories, with her face only partially shown.

Creator's comment

The name Lisa comes from an actress who plays a nurse and is a murderer in the movie Sanguelia. Her last name is borrowed from Judy Garland who played a character in The Wizard of Oz who has lost her way in a dreamland.
Lisa is one of my favorite characters in the series. What interested me about her was that this “damsel” type character turned out to just be another part of the town. At the same time, it was hinted that the “real” Lisa was a troubled individual. This is a cool dichotomy, because even the people in real life we think are sweet and innocent might have darker sides as well that we don’t let ourselves see. I think in Origins, we get to see this darker side and maybe it’s not pleasant for everyone...but that is still something “real” Lisa has to deal with, and maybe she dealt with it by never revealing that side to Alessa. Then again, since this is Silent Hill, maybe Climax saw a “different” Lisa than you did, and maybe I saw a third Lisa when I played the game.
Tomm Hulett, producer of Origins regarding Lisa

Quotes

  • "Still has an unusually high fever. Eyes don't open. Getting a pulse but just barely breathing. Her skin is all charred! Even when I change the bandages, the blood and pus just start oozing through! Why... what is keeping that child alive?! I can't stand it any longer. I won't tell a soul. Promise. So please..."
  • "I get it now. Why I'm still alive even though everyone else is dead. I'm not the only one who's still walking around. I'm the same as them! I just hadn't noticed it before."
  • "Stay by me Harry, please! I'm so scared. Help me. Save me from them..."
  • "Dangerous? You're kidding!"
  • "I can't stop thinking about you, Travis. I want you. You're all I think about. Let's get the hell out of this crazy town. Run off. The two of us. We could be so good together..."

Trivia

  • A misconception is that Michael Kaufmann had murdered her prior to the events of the first game. However, there is no evidence anywhere in the series suggesting this. Masahiro Ito stated that he believed Lisa might have instead died of an overdose caused by drugs that Kaufmann provided.[1][2] In addition, another misconception is that the Lisa who Harry meets in Silent Hill is either a manifestation, ghost, not a real person, or has been dead the entire time, whereas there is nothing explicitly stating this.
  • According to Sam Barlow, Lisa was most likely between the age of 16-17 during the events of Silent Hill: Origins.[3] The youngest someone can be a nurse in the state of Maine is 16.
  • In the original Silent Hill, Lisa wears a badge on her white dress and a wraparound on her arm with "SP" on it, which is believed to stand for "Specialist Practitioner." In Silent Hill: Origins, Lisa wears a badge with "LPN" on it, which stands for "Licensed Practical Nurse."
  • Despite Lisa not being a major character in the series, she is the most recurring character in the series, appearing in five games: Silent Hill, Silent Hill: Play Novel, Silent Hill 3, Silent Hill: Origins, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, and Silent Hill: Book of Memories, and in one comic: Cage of Cradle, as well as in the Silent Hill film. Her role as a nurse and caregiver always remain intact throughout each incarnation.
  • As stated by the creator, Lisa's maiden name came from Judy Garland, who, very coincidentally, died of a drug overdose.
  • Silent Hill film director Christophe Gans stated in an interview that he wanted to explore Lisa's story in a sequel to the first film, however, the sequel was handed to Michael J. Bassett when Gans backed out of the project, and Lisa was not included.

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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
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Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables
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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
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 - 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 - 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
Archives
Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Limited Edition Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables
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Characters
Major Characters
Travis Grady - Richard Grady - Helen Grady - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Michael Kaufmann - Lisa Garland
Other Characters
Harry Mason - Jodie Mason - Cheryl Mason - Mira - Greys
Monsters
Alessa's Dream - Ariel - Butcher - Caliban - Carrion - Faceless Nurse - Momma - Remnant - Sad Daddy - Straightjacket - Two-Back
Weapons
Alcohol Bottle - Baton - Broken Pole - Crate - Drip Stand - Fire Axe - Filing Cabinet - Great Cleaver - Hammer - Handgun - Hand-to-Hand - Iron Weights - Jagged Wood - Katana - Knife - Light Stand - Meat Cleaver - Meat Gaff - Meat Hook - Moon Gauntlets - Pitchfork - Poker - Pool Cue - Portable TV - Razor - Revolver - Rifle - Scalpel - Screwdriver - Shotgun - Shovel - Spear - Tesla Rifle - Tire Iron - Toaster - Toolbox - Typewriter - Weapon
Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Andy's Books - Artaud Theater - Cedar Grove Sanitarium - Central Silent Hill - General Store - Gillespie House - Green Lion Antiques - Greenfield Apartments - Lumber Yard - Nowhere - Public Records Office - Riverside Motel - The Family Butcher
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - Map - Mirror - Monster - Otherworld - Radio - Real World - Siren - The Order - Manifestation - UFO Ending - Welcome Sign - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun
Archives
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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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Characters
Major Characters
Rose Da Silva - Christopher Da Silva - Cybil Bennett - Dahlia Gillespie - Thomas Gucci - Anna - Christabella - Sharon Da Silva - Alessa Gillespie - Dark Alessa
Other Characters
Sister Margaret - Eleanor - Colin - Lisa Garland - Jennifer Carroll
Monsters
Pyramid Head - Creeper - Armless Man - Colin - Nurse - Grey Child
Locations
Bowling Alley - Brahms - Brookhaven Hospital - Church - Da Silva House - Gans County - Grand Hotel - Midwich Elementary School - Nathan Drugs - Sacrificial Chamber - Silent Hill, West Virginia - Toluca County Archives - Toluca County Mining Museum - Toluca County Orphanage - Toluca Lake - Smitty's
Terms
The Brethren - Monster - Flashlight - Manifestation - Otherworld - Fog World - Real World - Siren - Great Knife - Welcome Sign - Brethren Symbol
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Soundtrack

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