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Nurse
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A Nurse wielding a revolver
Debut
Silent Hill 3
Other appearances
None

Health
Medium
Locations
Brookhaven Hospital
Weapons
Revolver
Pipe
Attack methods
Various

The Nurses are monsters in Silent Hill 3, scattered exclusively throughout Brookhaven Hospital.

Appearance

These nurses have a more "human"-like appearance in opposition to those of the past two installments. Their hair is all uniformly cut into bob cuts and they share the Bubble Head Nurses' attire, and the Nurses also appear to have purple eyeshadow and lipstick.

They each have an ambiguous, red, square-shaped substance around their mouth, implying that they have either coughed up blood or have been feeding on a bloody carcass. This substance could be blood, paint, or make-up. The Bubble Head Nurses in Silent Hill 2 also have red squares over their mouths, so it may be a reference to this.[1]

They make heavy panting noises and when injured, utter bloodcurdling screams.

Character

The Nurses carry weapons as well, either the iconic pipe weapon or revolvers. If the perfume is equipped while in the hospital, then they will attack in much greater numbers.

Nurses are generally more dangerous than other creatures at the time, particularly those with the revolvers. Those armed with pipes swing away at Heather Mason when she comes close enough, limping towards her until they're in range. They are also capable of jarring the pipes forward, an attack which deals more damage. Those with revolvers should be dealt with immediately, as they can attack from quite a ways away and deal a large amount of damage. They can also pistol-whip Heather if she is in close enough range.

Symbolism

The Nurses are manifestations of Alessa Gillespie's memories of her hospitalization and of Lisa Garland. The Book of Lost Memories says it is also possible these nurses are actual nurses that have been perverted by the power of the Otherworld rather than true manifestations, though the details are unclear.[2]

It's unknown why all of the Nurses have dark hair, but it can be theorized that it relates to Alessa as Alessa had dark hair, and Heather remembers her past life as Alessa.

Masahiro Ito stated that their red mouths represent madness.[3]

Trivia

Silent Hill 3 - Heather Beam, Sexy Beam01:57

Silent Hill 3 - Heather Beam, Sexy Beam

Heather using her Beams.

  • Their hair and face structure resemble the Fukuro Lady.
  • Some characteristics can link them to the Puppet Nurse from the original Silent Hill game:
    • Like the Puppet Nurses, they walk with an arching upper torso, and more closely resemble real people as opposed to disfigured monsters.
    • The Nurses' garments are naturally bloodied, but more so toward their upper spine, the same place the Puppet Nurses developed their possessing growths.
    • When they are hit, they slowly sway to correct their stance in an awkward manner, almost as if they are being held by invisible puppet strings.
  • These Nurses were the base for the ones found in Silent Hill: The Arcade.
  • In Silent Hill 4: The Room, a uniform akin to Nurse's can be found in Rachel's apartment room.

Gallery

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Characters
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 - Sewer Fairy
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 - Carroll Street - 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 - Nathan Avenue - 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 - Red Square
Archives
Items - Keys - Memos - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Limited Edition Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables

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