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The main constituent of the Otherworld .......

Post by Otherworld on Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:19 pm

We have seen many different versions of what we have come to know as "the otherworld". This is because the main component ( the towns power alone or another person with unique abilities that can manipulate the towns power ) changes in each instalment.

BoLM quotes:

The main constituent of the otherworld differs in each work of the series:

The power of Silent Hill absorbs what people hold in their hearts and manifests delusions and elements of their subconscious minds. And so, the truth is that the consciousness that becomes the main constituent of what is called the "otherworld" varies. As a few different incarnations of the otherworld have been presented up to this point in the series, let us ascertain the differences in each of these respective works.


Embody
The materialization of the darkness that sleeps in peoples' hearts.

In the town of Silent Hill, a power exists that gives discernable form to peoples' innermost thoughts. As for the otherworld that appears in the series, the town is not merely showing the characters their nightmares, but actually manifesting elements of their unconscious minds.

Calling
Those who have guilt are summoned.

Due to the appearance of the otherworld on a massive scale in the first game, the town has come to be a place that calls those who hold a profound darkness in their hearts. It seems that people with afflicted minds are easily drawn to the otherworld.

Link
Transcending time, minds are connected.

It would seem that in the otherworld, time and physical limitations are transcended and peoples' thoughts are communicated. In accordance with this are the enigmatic phone conversation and Stanley's letters in the third game, as well the director's letters, among other things, in the second game.


Silent Hill
Due to her severe burns and endless suffering, Alessa's power runs wild. Her agony is manifested and the entire town is swallowed up by the otherworld. Harry searches for his daughter in the otherworld.


In the first game, it is Alessa that is completely responsible for the look of the otherworld including all of the monsters. She, and the power that already resides in the area are both the main constituent of the otherworld in the first instalment as Alessa was very powerful herself.

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BoLM quotes:

Silent Hill 2
Regarding James, who escapes from the crime that he has committed, elements from the depths of his consciousness are manifested. What the power of the town causes to appear before him is an otherworld that is a combination of his delusions and his desire for punishment.


The power that the town holds has intensified greatly. It has reached the point that those who hold darkness in their hearts are called to gather, and each of their unconscious minds is manifested.

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In the otherworld of Silent Hill, the world is seen differently depending on the person.


In the second instalment, there is no other pact or person with unique abilities that can manipulate the towns power. What we see is the power of Silent Hill absorb what James holds in his heart and manifests his delusions and elements of his subconscious mind. This happens due to the large-scale shift to the otherworld that occurred in the first game. The town has become a great catalyst for the manifestation of peoples' unconscious minds. It appears to have become a place that beckons to those who hold darkness in their hearts.

The BoLM is very specific about the main constituent of the otherworld in Silent Hill 2 "Regarding James" because it is James himself that is the main component of the otherworld in the second instalment.

BoLM quotes:

Silent Hill 3
The shift to the otherworld that occurs in the shopping mall, among other places, has to do with Claudia. As she recovers her memories, Alessa's influence grows stronger.


Claudia possesses a unique power.


In the third instalment, it is Claudia that is completely responsible for the look of the otherworld in the mall. This includes all of the monsters. This also happens during the rooftop Missionary boss battle. Claudia and Alessa/Heather's power are both the main constituent of the otherworld.

As far as 4, Origins and Homecoming are concerned. They all share the same theme as 1 and 3. There is another entity and/or pact that is the main constituent of the otherworld. Not just the town itself.



The only other instalment that is very specific as far as main constituent of the otherworld is concerned is Downpour.

In Downpour there is no other pact or person with unique abilities that can manipulate the towns power. What we see is the power of Silent Hill absorb what both Murphy and Anne hold in their hearts and manifest their delusions and elements of their subconscious minds. Each of their unconscious minds is manifested.

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In the otherworld of Silent Hill, the world is seen differently depending on the person
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