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Romper
Romper
A Romper
Other names
None
Debut
Silent Hill
Other appearances
None
Health
Medium
Weapons
None
Attack methods
Melee

The Romper is a powerful ape-like monster in Silent Hill that attacks with a body blow and pins down its victim. These monsters leap or "romp" around at high speeds while "laughing" dementedly, making them hard to avoid.

Appearance

The Romper appears to be a humanoid monster with a primitive physique. The beast is relatively muscular and has front arms that are longer than its legs, suggesting its supposed-to-be-human nature. It is covered in dull-brown that skin resembling a coat. It seems to have some sort of belt wrapped around its massive neck. In its artwork, it appears to have a two large staples or metallic wire for eyes. It has tube-like appendages dangling from its slit-shaped mouth, which are presumably for tasting.

Character

It is best to avoid Rompers as they are capable of easily outrunning Harry Mason and trampling him, inflicting much damage, especially if one is to bite at his throat. If necessary, the shotgun and the rifle are the best weapons against them. However, given time and patience, the player can take them out with a handgun. Melee confrontation is strongly advised against as the Romper can simply jump onto Harry before he can get a hit in.

The player can also turn the flashlight off and try to sneak behind the Romper. A successful surprise attack with the hammer can dispatch a Romper in a single hit even on the hard-difficulty level.

If Harry is being pursued by them, running in a "zig-zag" like manner back and forth will confuse them and keep them at bay. Running in a straight line will lead to Harry being more likely to be grappled.

If Harry is thrust onto the ground and is being attacked, repeatedly tapping the X button button and wiggling the analog stick will get them off faster and lessen Harry's damage.

Symbolism

The Romper is a manifestation of Alessa Gillespie's fear of adults and her dislike of people older than herself because of what the Order did to her. This possibility is supported by the Romper's overbearing character, such as their incredible ease with knocking Harry over and biting at him vigorously. The Romper has a tendency to "trap" its prey beneath it, pinning Harry down and attacking roughly. This gives the beasts an authoritative aura.

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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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