Panko1 wrote:I need to point out one last thing. The creators have never "said that there is no canon ending to SH2" in any interview or commentary. And that quote from the Chronicle was not written by the creators of the game either. It was simply Konami's official statement. The fact is that the creators never mentioned anything about the game having or not having a canon ending.what wrote:You're being excessively pedantic.http://silenthillchronicle.net/sh2end.htm wrote:Of the four conclusions, there is no one correct interpretation. Each
ending indicates a different possibility.
It's to be assumed that the official plot guide speaks for the creators, and indeed, it was published with collaboration from Team Silent. To be honest, the "it wasn't written by the creators" assertion comes up only ever when a person's ideas clash with its contents.
It should also be noted that no one involved with the game has ever stated that the game has a single correct ending, which in combination with evidence to the contrary, can be safely dismissed.
But...This does not prove that "In Water" is canon, but at least support my theory that I could be right.silenthill.wikia.com/wiki/Silent_Hill_2#Endings wrote:Endings
Silent Hill 2 does not have an explicitly known canonical ending, although hints lean towards "In Water" being canon:
- In Silent Hill 3 which also has plenty of Silent Hill 2 references, Douglas Cartland mentions he was involved in a case in which a man went missing in Silent Hill and was never found, and it is possible that Douglas was referring to James.
- Silent Hill 4: The Room revealed that James and Mary "disappeared in Silent Hill".
- The Book of Lost Memories says "Of the four conclusions, there is no correct interpretation. Each ending indicates a different possibility."
- The novelization uses the In Water ending.
- Masahiro Ito and Guy Cihi both choose In Water as their personal canon ending.
- Masahiro Ito made Pyramid Head with In Water in mind.
None of that is evidence strengthening the assertion that "In Water" is an ending with greater veracity or more truth than the others. Half of that list is selective interpretation (James would almost certainly never return home no matter what ending takes place), the other half personal opinion that none of the individuals listed means anything other than personal opinion.
And when someone says.It just shows how you are the ones "being excessively pedantic". When in fact the "In Water" being canon is a real possibility and my theory supports that.Otherworld wrote:^ That theory assumes that In Water is canon when we know it is not.
In Water is a canon ending. But, the other three endings are also canon.
Here is the ending of the novelization for you all "In Water" haters to enjoy.
Silent Hill 2 : The Official Novel c6 wrote:
“I love you, Mary.”
As the car began to slowly sink to the bottom of the lake, James pulled his wife close and gently held her. Their wish had finally come true. They would be together. And now they had an eternity to enjoy their happiness.
That's fanfiction, though. It means nothing more than the fact that I chose "Leave" when I novelized the game. Which, honestly, I would have rather done all four.
And, it's not that we hate the In Water ending. It's that it's annoying how some people latch onto it and insist that it's THE ending and argue with anybody who favors another ending, or all of them. In Water is your preferred ending, isn't that enough for you?