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  • James Sunderland and Alex Shepherd are the only two characters, thus far, to kill an innocent member of their family, no matter what ending you get. Not only that, but Pyramid Head violates feminine monsters (representing James's desire for domination and anger against Maria) and "Bogeyman" kills Alex's father (representing maybe Alex's anger over his childhood emotional abuse) so... maybe Pyramid head/Bogeyman/Red Pyramid Thing is part manifestation, but also part non-manifest "real" monster, sent by Silent Hill to show murderers their inner demons? It would make a lot more sense then. Just a thought...

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    • In the book of lost memories this is said "Pyramid Head is only a representation of James' need for punishment" and this "Pyramid head. Takes the appearance of an executioner of times past, but is actually incarnated from the part of James' consciousness that feels that he deserves punishment."

      For team silent PH was, like most monsters from SH2, a manifestation created by the powers of the town to reflect James's need for punishment and his delusions, that means, it was only for James.

      In Homecoming, PH and many other elements are borrowed from the 2006 Silent Hill movie, the reason why is matter of opinion, mine is that it's there for brand recognition and fan service

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    • Latas wrote:
      In the book of lost memories this is said "Pyramid Head is only a representation of James' need for punishment" and this "Pyramid head. Takes the appearance of an executioner of times past, but is actually incarnated from the part of James' consciousness that feels that he deserves punishment."For team silent PH was, like most monsters from SH2, a manifestation created by the powers of the town to reflect James's need for punishment and his delusions, that means, it was only for James.

      In Homecoming, PH and many other elements are borrowed from the 2006 Silent Hill movie, the reason why is matter of opinion, mine is that it's there for brand recognition and fan service

      Ah, I see. It's kinda a shame then, that Pyramid Head was only meant for James and they gave him to Alex anyways. It makes it less fun when the monsters are just meant to be monsters, and aren't symbolic! I wish more effort had been put into Homecoming.... Ah well. Thank you for the clarification!

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    • Seeing that the town serves as a prison for both Alex and James, it could be that Red Pyramid plays his role as the town's executioner. Should both protagonists fail to cleanse themselves from their respective sins, Red Pyramid would pursue them tirelessly, or in Alex's case, had the protagonist became another Red Pyramid.

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    • Ooooh... that one is a cool one!

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    • Thanks!

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    • PH is not the towns executioner per se.

      See it this way, in the cults mythos you have Valtiel, quite an important deity, the executioners of the cult used to do ritualistic executions in the name of Valtiel and used a red hood as an homage to him. PH is the distortion of that idea, an executioner whose hood is a piramid, the monster itself is an homage to Valtiel and one of the links between SH2 and 3. However... even if the town as something to do with the way the monsters look, it was the idea of the original team that PH was a unique product of James's subconscious.

      Knowing that, it's up to you to decide if PH should have a role outside SH2 or not

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    • Although many information on the internet implies that red pyramid might be Valtiel, to me, this doesn't seem to apply for its role in the films. I mean, Silent Hill draws in anyone with darkness and sins in their heart, so that they could purge themselves from their respective sins. The punisher doesn't always be the red pyramid (as in Travis and Murphy's case), but one thing for sure, the citizens of Shepherd's Glen often tells the stories of red pyramid (bogeyman) to ensure that children don't do bad things.

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    • These are all so interesting! Thank you!

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    • Ven T, the movies are adaptations to the source material, so, of course, what happens in the games doesn't have to be the same in the movies.

      You are right about the town drawing people with darkness in their heart, but i'm not so sure about the redemption part, just look at Angela and Eddie... they died without redeeming thenselfs, and even James is unclear if he have been redeemed, we know he faced what I did but we don't know if he carried on...

      In fact, there are rumors that the In Water ending might be the the devs add in mind when making the game

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhyT4gjDHM8

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    • Nevertheless, one thing for sure, the citizens of Shepherd's Glen often tells the stories of red pyramid (bogeyman) in the form of a nursery poem to ensure that children don't do bad things

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    • I see! Hmmm.... maybe we'll never know for sure.

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