A manifestation in the Silent Hill series refers to anything constructed from a character's psyche or subconscious and given physical form through the powers of Silent Hill — particularly when referring to people or, more accurately, the likenesses of them.
They may be projections of a character's delusions, desires, guilt, fear or memories that have taken the form of a sentient human being capable of interacting with its surroundings. At other times, they may be real, but are born through unnatural means.
Manifestations are not necessarily "ghosts", "spirits" or "reincarnations", although it is possible for them to have memories of a past self via the manifestor's memories, depending on their role in the story. Oftentimes the manifestations take the image of someone (alive or deceased) who the manifestor was familiar with before arriving in Silent Hill.
Monsters are also manifestations, as they are created from a character's subconscious and brought to life by the powers of Silent Hill.
- Cheryl Mason (Silent Hill)
- Mary Shepherd-Sunderland (during dialogue, and in the Maria ending) (Silent Hill 2)
- Maria (Silent Hill 2)
- Young Walter Sullivan (Silent Hill 4: The Room)
- Joshua Shepherd (Silent Hill: Homecoming)
- Harry Mason (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories)
- Dahlia Mason (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories)
- Charlie Pendleton (Silent Hill: Downpour)
- Young Anne Cunningham (Silent Hill: Downpour)
- Frank Coleridge (Silent Hill: Downpour)
- Sara Linwood (Sinner's Reward)
- Helene Leek (Past Life)
- Hanna and her mother (Silent Hill: The Arcade)
- Captain (Silent Hill: The Arcade)
- Alessa (Silent Hill: Orphan and Silent Hill: Mobile 3)
- Lucas (Silent Hill: Mobile 2)
- Karen (Silent Hill: Mobile 3)
- Dark Alessa (Silent Hill film)
- Sharon Da Silva/Heather Mason (Silent Hill film, Silent Hill: Revelation)
- Lisa Garland (Silent Hill)
- Lisa Garland (in "Sleaze and Sirens" ending) (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories)
- Michelle Valdez (in "Sleaze and Sirens" ending) (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories)
- Nun (Silent Hill: Downpour)
- Howard Blackwood (Silent Hill: Downpour)
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