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Night Flutter
Nightflutter
A Night Flutter
Other names
None
Debut
Silent Hill
Other appearances
None
Health
Medium
Locations
Central Silent Hill (Otherworld)
Resort Area (Otherworld)
Weapons
None
Attack methods
Melee

The Night Flutter is an alternate version of the Air Screamer in Silent Hill.

Appearance

Night Flutter in-game

In-game appearance.

The Night Flutter is similar to the Air Screamer, although its head has been replaced with a solid mass of worms, and its body is more humanoid in shape. The aerial beast is also darker and faster.

Character

It behaves much like the Air Screamer, but is much more vicious and relentless than its Fog World counterpart. It can take a fair amount of damage before going down. The main danger of the Night Flutter is its versatility and ability to move much faster than Harry Mason can. Fighting one can be difficult, as several ground monsters will also pursue Harry while combating the Night Flutter. The best thing to do when this occurs is flee. It is nearly impossible to kill it with a melee weapon, so firearms are advised, the shotgun particularly. If enough ammunition is available, the handgun will work just as well, but will take longer to defeat.

Wormhead in flight

A Night Flutter prepared to assault Harry.

Symbolism

The Night Flutter's worm head may symbolize Alessa Gillespie's disgust for worms and the like. The worms could also symbolize change, particularly the change that the Otherworld brings, or deterioration similar to how ants symbolize deterioration in artwork by Salvador Dalí.

The Night Flutter could also prove symbolic of Harry's belief he may be losing grasp on his sanity, and could also stand for the overall decomposition of all things he had originally known as orthodox. Worms are common decomposers, and seeing a mass of the creatures completing shrouding sight of the creature's head could be a metaphor for one's sanity being eaten away.

It is also noteworthy that the Night Flutter, compared to its Fog World counterpart, looks more similar to Incubus, especially in skin tone and wing anatomy.

Trivia

  • Night Flutter's head is almost identical to the Wormhead's.

Gallery

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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
Archives
Items - Keys - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables

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