Pyramid Head, also known as in Japan, is a monster from the survival-horror Silent Hill video game series, published by Konami. Introduced in the 2001 installment Silent Hill 2, he stalks the primary player-character James Sunderland, who comes to Silent Hill after receiving a letter from his deceased wife, and executes James' companion Maria—who strongly resembles James' wife except for her provocative clothes and behavior—multiple times. He also sexually assaults several monsters over the course of the game. The Silent Hill series frequently makes use of psychology and symbolism: Pyramid Head represents James' wish to be punished for his "sins".
Of the creatures that appeared in Silent Hill 2, only Pyramid Head features an "overtly masculine" appearance. His most outstanding feature is a large red, triangular helmet that covers his head completely. At times, it appears that Pyramid Head is in pain and suffering. and later, a spear.
As revealed by Konami's The Book of Lost Memories, Pyramid Head's appearance was a variation of the outfits of the executioners from the fictional history of the town, who wore red hoods and ceremonial robes to make themselves similar to Valtiel, a monster who appears in Silent Hill 3. Pyramid Head was created from "the townspeoples' idolatrous ideologies". Pyramid Head also shares traits with Valtiel, such as similar gloves, cloth stitching, and following the protagonist of the game. Christophe Gans, the director of the 2006 film adaption Silent Hill, suggests that Pyramid Head "was one of the executioners in the original history of the town" and that "there is not one particular or exclusive manifestation of him as an entity."
After receiving a letter from his deceased wife, Mary, and arriving in the foggy town of Silent Hill to search for her, the protagonist and primary player-character James Sunderland encounters Pyramid Head several times over the course of the game. He first appears from behind a gate and makes no attempt to attack him.
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