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Sad Daddy
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Travis facing his father's manifestation
Other names
Memory of Richard Grady
Debut
Silent Hill: Origins
Other appearances
None
Health
High
Locations
Otherworld Riverside Motel
Weapons
Tentacles
Teeth
Attack methods
Strangling
Biting
Vomiting
This article is about the boss monster. For the character, see Richard Grady.

Sad Daddy is a boss from Silent Hill: Origins. He appears as a monstrous form of Travis Grady's father, Richard Grady. He is found in Room 500 of the Riverside Motel, in contrast to Travis Grady's physical father Richard.

A young Travis enters the room to find his father hanging from the ceiling by a noose. Travis tells him he "won the game" and he still has the quarter he gave him earlier, and asks if he wants it back. Upon being told to wake up, Richard replies that he never was asleep and Travis knew this. He tells his son that it was unhealthy how long he had remained with him for so long in the room. At this point, the flashback ends, Travis tells his father that "this is insane". Richard tells him it is time for him to face up to his responsibility and that Richard and his wife Helen Grady will see Travis in Heaven. Richard then transforms into Sad Daddy.

Appearance

Sad Daddy hangs from the ceiling as if it is dropping down from the ceiling into a chained cage. He is composed to three main parts: one being in the middle, which is a distorted, huge mass that ends in a humanoid face, the only conceivable features being a nose and a large mouth, which is full of human-like teeth and a very large tongue, its swollen size comparable with that of a corpse. On either side of the convulsing beast is a hollowed-out partial corpse, each being of the lower body.

Character

He stays in one spot, but he can use its hanging tentacles to attempt to choke Travis. He is able to vomit a stream of blood as well as bite Travis. The fight takes place in close quarters, which is the smallest area to fight a boss within the game. It is advised to use firearms such as the rifle or shotgun against this monster.

Symbolism

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Richard's suicide haunted Travis.

The creature is a manifestation of Richard Grady's memory and the guilt Travis suffers for feeling responsible for his death.

The corpse-like legs from both sides of the beast could represent Helen and Travis.

The tentacles from the ceiling to choke Travis may refer to Richard's method of suicide.

Trivia

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Silent Hill Origins - Monster Daddy

  • The song that plays during the boss battle is an unnamed theme. The officially released song, "Monster Daddy", is different from the original theme.
  • There is a state of confusion as to Richard's actual transformation. His head appears to become the base of the monster while his feet appear to become the head.
  • It has two different death sequences: in the PSP version, its head thrashes around violently, spewing blood, then smashes into the ground and dies; in the PS2 version, it raises its head, emitting a sharp howl, and then falls down dead.

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Characters
Major Characters
Travis Grady - Richard Grady - Helen Grady - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Michael Kaufmann - Lisa Garland
Other Characters
Harry Mason - Jodie Mason - Cheryl Mason - Mira - Greys
Monsters
Alessa's Dream - Ariel - Butcher - Caliban - Carrion - Faceless Nurse - Momma - Remnant - Sad Daddy - Straightjacket - Two-Back
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Locations
Alchemilla Hospital - Andy's Books - Artaud Theater - Cedar Grove Sanitarium - Central Silent Hill - General Store - Gillespie House - Green Lion Antiques - Greenfield Apartments - Lumber Yard - Nowhere - Public Records Office - Riverside Motel - The Family Butcher
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