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Mama
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Mama in the graveyard
Other names
None
Debut
Silent Hill: The Arcade
Other appearances
None
Health
Medium
Locations
Labyrinth graveyard
Weapons
Creepers
Arms
Attack methods
Melee/Ranged
This is an article about the boss from Silent Hill: The Arcade. For the boss in Silent Hill: Origins, see Momma.

Mama is a boss from Silent Hill: The Arcade. She kidnaps George and attempts to kill him, while Eric and Tina endeavor to save him. Mama is encountered in the graveyard that is found in the labyrinth.

Appearance

Mama resembles a lanky female mannequin with extended arms and legs. Her body is covered in spikes. She has a doll-like face and a distorted mouth, which screeches and spits Creepers.

Character

She can crawl on her arms and legs, which makes her a fast opponent. When weakened, Mama resorts to crawling on the ground and ceiling like a spider to avoid hits.

Symbolism

Its face resembles a mix of Hanna's and Emilie's, which may mean the two are related or connected, like Mary and Maria. The creature is likely based on Hanna's memory of her mother, a dominant figure; the extended hands serve as a reminder of how she was lifted and thrown into the water. The monster greatly resembles a mannequin; therefore, it can be seen as cold: an empty shell of the real person. The Creepers spawning from Mama's mouth may symbolize Hanna's feelings towards her mother's words, attributing to the term "spewing poison" when someone shrouds their lies with kind words.

It is possible that the monster represents an older Hanna, possibly implying that she was tormented about dying and not being able to grow up. Other theories suggest that, as the monster resembles Emilie, it represents her possession, drawn in by Hanna's mother.

Trivia

  • Mama's upright stance, figure, cry, and general appearance are all very similar to the Scarlet boss from Silent Hill: Homecoming and may have influenced her creation. The two both have similar attack styles, first attacking with their arms and then resorting to high speed crawling and attacking from both the ceiling and the floor.

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Characters
Eric - Tina - Bill - Jessie - Ryan - George - Emilie Anderson - Frank Anderson - Michelle Anderson
Hanna - Lorraine - Captain - Scott Fairbanks - Greys
Monsters
Creeper - Double Head - Greedy Worm - Gum Head - Hummer - Insane Cancer - Mama - Numb Body - Nurse - Phantom - Pyramid Head - Robbie the Rabbit - Scraper - Split Worm - Toadstool - Tremer - Tuberculosis
Locations
Brookhaven Hospital - Central Square Shopping Center - Jacks Inn - Labyrinth - Lakeside Amusement Park - Silent Hill Historical Society - Spiral Staircase - Toluca Lake - Toluca Prison
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - Little Baroness - Monster - Otherworld - Radio - Real World - Siren - Welcome Sign

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