|I : The Magician
A mysterious creature that is always lurking near Heather. What is his true purpose?
Heather as if stalking her ever since her encounter with him in the shopping
While this strange creature observes Heather, he makes no effort to
inflict harm upon her; the truth is that he has a unique purpose, a role he
plays which enters into the game.
The fact of the matter is that in the
religious tradition of Silent Hill, Valtiel is a saintly being corresponding to
Concerning that complex and profound reason for existence, let us
consider such things as his design and behavior from various angles.
Whenever there is a shift to the
otherworld, Valtiel appears before Heather. It can be said that this
being is a guide to the otherworld.
First encounter in the shopping mall's elevator. This is after Heather
was found for the first time.
Deciphering the meaning hidden
in the design of the being that ties together the three works of the series
In the long-standing religious tradition of Silent Hill, Valtiel
is worshipped as a being that is close to God. And so even in
the previous works of the series, Valtiel has appeared in
different forms. In other words this is why Valtiel ties
together various events that have taken place in Silent Hill.
In the case that any events transpire in Silent Hill in the future,
Valtiel may again appear before players in another form.
the significance of Valtiel's design, the relevance between the
three works becomes clear.
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| In the school's
otherworld, a number of body-shaped figures can be seen. If one looks closely, it becomes clear that there is
something familiar about what the
figure is wearing. What looks like a body bag is actually the
ceremonial robe of the town's religion. This robe is modeled
after the appearance of an angel from Silent Hill's traditions,
the fgures appear to be wrapped in are actually ceremonial
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One notable connection between
Pyramid Head and Valtiel is the fact that they both stalk the protagonist persistently.
If the helmet that
conceals Pyramid Head's face were to be removed, it would become
apparent that the designs of the two are surprisingly similar.
When the executioner's outfit that is Pyramid Head was designed,
it was modeled after Valtiel, an angel from the indigenous
Pyramid Head's gloves are very similar to Valtiel's.
At the back of
the garment Pyramid Head wears, there is a mark
where the cloth is stitched together, which is also
a shared characteristic.
One of the early designs of Valtiel turning the valve handle.
The central hole closely resembles the one in the final church.
A rough sketch of a
design in which multiple creatures seem to be intertwined. The hole at the top of the creature's head is the same as
in the final design.
There is also a scene
in the elevator with a giant propeller and Valtiel. The propeller has a handle as well, which has the same
implication as the valve.
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