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Scraper
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A Scraper from Silent Hill 3
Other names
None
Debut
Silent Hill 3
Other appearances
Hunger
Dead/Alive
Silent Hill: The Arcade
Health
Medium-high
Locations
Chapel
Weapons
Tonfa-like blades
Attack methods
Slicing

Scrapers are enemies who appear in Silent Hill 3.

They are often encountered in the Order's chapel, very late in the game, and are seen wandering around the hallways. When Heather Mason encounters the facsimile of her father's bedroom and leaves, Scrapers are seen in the hallway outside, possibly reminding her of how her father had died.

Appearance

They are very similar in appearance and nature to the Missionary, though they are much weaker, as well as less threatening and significantly smaller. They appear as medium-sized humanoid males with dirty brown robes and brown sacks over their faces. They also wear bloody rubber gloves and corduroy pants. Their tonfa-like weapons end in blades, which they constantly scrape together, hence their name.

Character

They behave much like the Missionary, but are much weaker and less aggressive. They retain the former's ability to deflect handgun bullets, but nothing else. They can move surprisingly fast as they lash out at Heather, but can be killed with several well-timed heavy strikes with a melee weapon. They also have a tendency to shove Heather off of ledges if she tries to skirt around them. When the Scraper starts scraping its weapons together, it's a sign that it's preparing to charge.

Symbolism

The Scrapers may be actual members of the Order or manifestations of Claudia's vision of the Order's members. The Book of Lost Memories only said that they are humanoid monsters. They receive their name from their habit of scraping their blades together.

It is also very likely that the Scraper is meant to be a frequent reminder of the Missionary. They only appear later in the game, and it is clear that Heather's fury regarding her father's murder fails to wane, even resulting in her breaking down sobbing once God is defeated. Heather also mentions in the game that since her father is no longer around to do it, she must be who prevails in this massive tribulation. As the player gets closer and closer to the climax, the population of Scrapers increases, supporting this possibility. Also as previously stated, they appear to be a miniature version of the Missionary, and therefore seeing a beast so synonymous would inevitably remind Heather of her father's murderer.

There is a running theme of maternity and femininity in Silent Hill 3 and its monsters due to the central conflict of the game centering on impregnation in the cult's attempts to force Heather to birth their god. The combination of the Scraper's title, his clothing, and his weapons may be seen as symbolism of abortion: "Scraper" here referring to scraping out the unborn fetus; rubber gloves, a mask, and a smock being reminiscent of surgical attire; and the long, sharp weapons being exaggerated imagery of abortion tools.

Silent Hill: The Arcade

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Two Scrapers from The Arcade.

Scrapers appear in Silent Hill: The Arcade as a hard-hitting, late-game enemy. As a smaller, less devastating version of the Missionary boss monster encountered midway through Heather Mason's quest, these monsters are probably the least changed in appearance of the "common" enemies ported to The Arcade, as their design is neither simplified nor noticeably altered. The first time Eric and Tina encounter one of these monsters, it seems to be kidnapping Tina's friend Emilie Anderson.

Comics

Like the majority of game-based monsters, the Scraper is used mostly as background scenery, appearing in Hunger and Dead/Alive.

Trivia

  • One room, directly across from Claudia Wolf's room, contains 4 Scrapers. This Scraper room is pointless for the player to enter unless they are trying to achieve a 10-star ranking.

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Heather Mason - Douglas Cartland - Vincent Smith - Claudia Wolf
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Creeper - Double Head - Greedy Worm - Gum Head - Hummer - Insane Cancer - Mama - Numb Body - Nurse - Phantom - Pyramid Head - Robbie the Rabbit - Scraper - Split Worm - Toadstool - Tremer - Tuberculosis
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Whately - Rosy - Aickmann - Douglas Brenneman - Mario - Bryce Canavan - Perkins - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - James Sunderland
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Scott Ciencin - IDW Publishing - Konami
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Kenneth Carter - Christabella LaRoache - Connie Mills - Whately - Ike Isaacs - Dahlia - Jessica Aldrich - Robert Tower - Bones Reynolds - Lenora - Troy Abernathy - Bear
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Nurse - Samael - Scraper - Twin Victim - Pyramid Head
Locations
Ashton - Silent Hill
Terms
Brand of Samael - Fog World - Monster - Otherworld - Real World - The Order - Keris Dagger - Book of Power
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Scott Ciencin - Nick Stakal - IDW Publishing

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