Placing Incubus within Alessa is a strong suggestion.
I don't know about "every child," but I'm quite sure that Rosten placed Valtiel in Walter.
A phrase such as "Valtiel wo shinobi komaseru koto" can hardly be used for your reasoning. The phrase is closer in meaning that Rosten made Valtiel infiltrate into Walter's unconsciousness. Rosten is dealing with an actual entity and not a concept.
A complex approach is required here.
The Victim List says that Rosten devoted himself to raising a certain individual, not every child at Wish House – so it allows to say that placing Valtiel in an unconsciousness is rather an exclusive technique practiced in the cult. But that's just a side note, since the view I've chosen on the subject basically does not contradict with the possibility of Valtiel being placed in more than one individual.
It is said that spirits it's something that does not have a physical form and can exist in more than one place simultaneously – in short: they are continual, and there's no point in counting or in any way measuring a spirit. In our case it would mean that the same Valtiel-spirit (shouldn't be confused with the manifestation from SH3) can be presented even in every child in the Wish House. There's another view on this concept: since such entities can be considered extradimensional, we can say it's just a side-effect caused by the process of projection from one plane of existence to another (for instance: the dimension Valtiel exists in may have nothing to do with the 3D world (why should it?) – in this sense all that dimension can be called Valtiel! So, being projected onto our reality it can be manifested in many Valtiels but still being the same spirit!).
I have to respectfully disagree. The accurate term here is "parapsychology." I know many people think that Silent Hill can be explained with psychology alone, but in my opinion, that's close to impossible, especially explaining Silent Hill 4 -The Room-. The supernatural and human psychology come together. That's what makes Silent Hill unique.
Yes, I rather agree with Burning Man here! As I mentioned in the beginning, I was a fan of a completely logical explanation of everything in the world of Silent Hill. But then I realized that with this approach the mysterious world of Silent Hill has become empty and there's nothing to wonder about anymore – only a pure logic that reminds rather some course of psychology at times. And so I found a different one that doesn't ban any other possibilities (like with the logical/psychological view that absolutely doesn't allow anything irrational to be considered). I mean, can a fully logical view explain all that supernatural stuff and all those 'otherworlds'? Alessa's special powers, how she was burned beyond a fatal level and went on living or how her soul was divided? I don't think so, because it's another sphere of understanding of the series that also shouldn't be banned.
Actually I see no problems with having a spiritualistic approach when considering everything regarding the deities in the SH world. The Japanese like this theme and it has a huge place in their games and anime (those mega popular anime series of these days – Bleach, Death Note – both feature so called 'Shinigami' (gods of death) – they are objectively existing entities there, not just some delusions), and of course Forbidden Siren that has so much in common with the concepts of the SH series (the extradimensional/supernatural beings there, like Datatsushi, do objectively exist). So, of course I'm not trying to change anybody's mind, but still, with all due respect, SilentPyramid, the 'it's all in their heads, it's all a brainwashing' approach is not perfect being applied just everywhere. I believe in a complex approach, and "parapsychology" is also a great (but not the only) way to explain many things in the series.
Изменено: Kromy, 28 Июль 2007 - 23:12