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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: A Theory About Angela...

Missing since: 04 Apr 2011
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Now, mind you. I tend to over-analyze everything about everything about... well... everything, so this is just the product of my A.D.D. mind going into over-drive and bouncing all over the place trying to find meaning...

Had anyone ever stopped to pay attention... Other than Mary, (well, and Laura, but she was just a child, so I didn't really think it appropriate to involve her in this equation...) There were two women that James encountered. Maria, who was sexual and provocative and helpless... And Angela who was everything not sexy and provocative, and also mentally screwed up because of situations with the loved ones in her life... Who also seemed to be almost A-Sexual in the way that she got all pissy and accused James of basically wanting to do her, but seemed to feel disgusted about herself like she was horrid and not worthy anyway?

Well, I had a theory.

Had anyone ever viewed Angela as they viewed Pyramid Head or Maria? A product of James' guilt?

I see it this way. Angela and Maria are like two sides to the very same coin. Maria was the side that James longed for. Seductive, tempting and in constant need of him to save the day, but Angela.... Angela was broken, ugly and craving the love that she constantly fought for but no longer felt she deserved. Wasn't that how Mary felt while she was sick? That she was a burden and undeserving of James' kindness and time? I dunno, maybe it's just me, but that's the way I saw Angela. She was a physical manifestation of James' guilt for the way he treated Mary, and the way that she continued to love him. To call out to him and search for him... wishing she could be with him. Every time he met Angela, he was faced with her pain and suffering, and yet... in the end... she still scaled that burning stairway alone to face certain death....

Thoughts? I'm curious. :)

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Missing since: 27 Aug 2010
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I like this well enough, but I think Angela, Eddie and Laura were all supposed to be real people. There wouldn't have been any reason to give them all such involved(ish) back stories if everyone in the game was just Jame's manifestations.

I can't argue with Maria and Angela being opposites, though.

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Historical Society Historian
 Post subject: Re: A Theory About Angela...
     
         
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Missing since: 01 Aug 2006
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Angela has her own psychological issues, her own trials, her own monsters, and her own decisions to make.

Unlike Maria, like James and Eddie.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
 Post subject: Re: A Theory About Angela...
     
         
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Missing since: 30 Jan 2011
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Yeah, I think they put a little too much attention on Angela's personal background and issues to say that she was a construct. Though it is interesting how polar opposite Angela and Maria are in terms of personality.

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Subway Guard
 Post subject: Re: A Theory About Angela...
     
         
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Missing since: 22 Aug 2010
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Though I believe Angela was her own person, I COMPLETELY see where Angela being another guilt manifestation for James is coming from. She doesn't really find what she was looking for. Maybe she was brought to Silent Hill to add to James' guilt, and assumed she was supposed to find something there, and felt horribly depressed and worthless if she didn't. Jeez, if I were James I'd feel pretty guilty for that!

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Missing since: 15 Apr 2004
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Any theory about how Angela is anybody's personality mirror ignores the fact that she has two very distinct and conflicting personalities of her own.

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Missing since: 10 May 2006
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^Oh gawd, now she's got a split personality!!

No way is she a construct. What purpose would she have in terms of helping James along psychologically?

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Missing since: 01 Aug 2006
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Off-topic, but oh god we need constructs with split personalities.

"She has multiple personalities...all of them a product of your imagination!"

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Because James is a raepist!!

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Missing since: 23 Apr 2011
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No no, it's because James is a rape victim! His delusions in Silent Hill are a manifestion of the guilt and filth he felt at the hands of Mary, and he needs to overcome it!

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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Re: A Theory About Angela...

Missing since: 04 Apr 2011
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I dunno... It was just an 'awake at the ass-crack of dawn' theory that I thought I'd throw out there... I'd just started to really sit down and think about it, and it all kinda made sense, so I wanted some thoughts on it.

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Missing since: 01 Aug 2006
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Mary raped James and that's why he killed her. She also sicked a dog on him. Everything is solved.

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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Re: A Theory About Angela...
     
         
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Missing since: 12 Jan 2011
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And she probably uses some kind of probe on him, so that explain the UFO in the town.

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Subway Guard
 Post subject: Re: A Theory About Angela...

Missing since: 20 Jun 2010
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I'm going to have to combo break everyone's little bit of fun about James being a rapist or being raped for a moment and be serious.... :shock: Yes, how dare I ruin everyone's fun.

I know it's all been discussed in other threads already, but I think Angela is real, and I believe James meets her because she shares similarities to both James and Mary.

As AITT mentions here, both Angela and James committed acts of violence, both felt the desire for punishment, and (depending on which ending you get) both become suicidal (I'm paraphrasing and summarising of course. AITT does a better job of explaining everything).

As mentioned, I also think Angela and Mary were similar. Both were victims of horrible crimes perpetrated against them by family members. Needless to say the crimes/nature of the crimes/reasons for what was done/etc were different, but nevertheless they were both victims of horrible crimes.
The next comparison only works if you believe Angela was sexually abused, and while I admit it uses a bit of speculation on my part, I think it's an observation/comparison worth stating.
From what I've read (and from what I recall), some sexual abuse victims can become ashamed of their bodies. I can't remember all the "symptoms" (for want of a better word) but Angela seems to exhibit some of the same characteristics. For example, she's awkward around men, and is covered from head to toe, as though trying to hide her body. If this is true, then it's a good comparison with Mary who we know was ashamed of her body due to the disfigurement caused by her disease.

To reiterate (because I lost myself with all the typing and interruptions), I believe Angela is a real person who meets James because she shares a lot of similarities to both James and Mary. I think James', Mary's, and Angela's similar emotions are what caused James'/Mary's and Angela's otherworld to overlap in the first place. The same with Eddie, except this thread isn't about him, so he can get stuffed. :P


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RESPECT
 Post subject: Re: A Theory About Angela...
     
         
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Missing since: 19 Jul 2003
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I understand the concealing her body because of abuse aspect, but, honestly, that's a bit too tenuous for me. My point is James wears a long-sleeved polo under a jacket, jeans, and boots. Can't it just be chilly out. . . ?

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Gravedigger
 Post subject: Re: A Theory About Angela...
     
         
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Missing since: 02 Feb 2010
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Eddie wears a short-sleeved polo and shorts. :?


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Historical Society Historian
 Post subject: Re: A Theory About Angela...
     
         
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Missing since: 01 Aug 2006
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He's also extremely fat.

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Gravedigger
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Missing since: 02 Feb 2010
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So fat people don't get cold?


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RESPECT
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Maybe where Eddie's from is warmer. . . .

Also—bigger people do tend to be warmer. James wouldn't be wearing an undershirt, a long-sleeve shirt, and a jacket because it's stylish (especially when it's not . . .) unless he has a reason to wear it.

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Missing since: 10 May 2006
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The only person who has absolutely no reason to be warm in all their skimpy gear is a person who doesn't exist- Maria. Everyone else is covered by metabolism/clothing.

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