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Double Heads are canine monsters in Silent Hill 3 that usually appear in groups of two or four and attack Heather Mason upon sight. They also appear in Silent Hill: The Arcade and Silent Hill: Book of Memories.

Appearance

A Double Head in-game.

From the jawline, their heads are split vertically down the middle, with their tongue often hanging lazily between the split halves. Each side of the head seems to function independently as if they are two dogs instead of one. They are "bandaged" in bloody strips of flesh and appear to be horribly burned.

One notable aspect is their eyes. The Double Head's right eye is red and has a visible pupil; its left eye appears grey or blue and lacks a visible pupil, possibly meaning that it is blind in its left eye.

When they are attacked by Heather, they sometimes yelp twice instead of once, once for each head.

Character

A Double Head biting Heather's leg.

They often roam in packs and are easily distracted by corpses and bait left by Heather, which they immediately start devouring once found and will often ignore her even if she runs past them. However, when they do pay mind to her, they are aggressive fiends. Double Heads tend to howl whenever alerted by Heather's presence, which is immediately followed by more of the hellish hounds obediently appearing and attacking.

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Double Heads in action.

When on the attack, they move quite quickly and inflict damage by either lunging at Heather or gnawing at her legs. If multiple Double Heads are attacking, they will usually form a circle around her in an endeavor to forbid her from escaping. The fact that they often attack in packs and show up in numerous locations make them a constant threat to Heather's safety, but a lesser one. They can be distracted with beef jerky.

Symbolism

A cooked dog found by Heather in the Otherworld.

The Double Heads are a manifestation of Heather Mason's subconscious, greatly influenced by the image of Alessa Gillespie after she was burned during the ritual to impregnate her with God.[1] They appear with burn scars, wrapped in bandages, and are the first monsters encountered in Silent Hill 3.

Creature designer Masahiro Ito explained that they placed the creature at the start of the game to convey the protagonist entering a hellish world. The split-jaw design was an homage to Cerberus of Greek mythology and it was intended to seem as though the Double Heads are the watchdogs of Hell.[2]

The creature mirrors the Groaners and Split Head, monsters manifested from Alessa's nightmare from the original game. It is evocative of her strong dislike for dogs.[3]

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Characters
Major Characters
Heather Mason - Douglas Cartland - Vincent Smith - Claudia Wolf
Other Characters
Harry Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Leonard Wolf - Stanley Coleman - Lisa Garland - Cheryl Mason - Jennifer Carroll - Joseph Schreiber - James Sunderland - Greys - Happy Birthday Caller - Danny - Confessor - Robbie the Rabbit - Sewer Fairy
Weapons
Beam Saber - Flamethrower - Handgun - Katana - Knife - Maul - Pipe - Shotgun - Stun Gun - Submachine Gun - Unlimited Submachine Gun
Monsters
Closer - Double Head - Glutton - God - Insane Cancer - Leonard Wolf - Memory of Alessa - Missionary - Numb Body - Nurse - Pendulum - Scraper - Sewer Monster - Slurper - Split Worm - Valtiel
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Borley Haunted Mansion - Brookhaven Hospital - Carroll Street - Central Square Shopping Center - Chapel - Construction Site - Daisy Villa Apartments - Happy Burger - Happy Carousel - Hazel Street Station - Heaven's Night - Hilltop Center - Jacks Inn - KMN Auto Parts - Lakeside Amusement Park - Last Drop Cafe - Nathan Avenue - Underpass
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Flashlight - Fog World - God - Map - Metatron - Monster - Otherworld - Paradise - PTV - Radio - Real World - The Order - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending - Sexuality - Halo of the Sun - Red Square
Archives
Items - Keys - Memos - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Limited Edition Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables - Pachislot
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Eric - Tina - Bill - Jessie - Ryan - George - Emilie Anderson - Frank Anderson - Michelle Anderson
Hanna - Lorraine - Captain - Scott Fairbanks - Greys
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Creeper - Double Head - Greedy Worm - Gum Head - Hummer - Insane Cancer - Mama - Numb Body - Nurse - Phantom - Pyramid Head - Robbie the Rabbit - Scraper - Split Worm - Toadstool - Tremer - Tuberculosis
Locations
Brookhaven Hospital - Central Square Shopping Center - Jacks Inn - Labyrinth - Lakeside Amusement Park - Silent Hill Historical Society - Spiral Staircase - Toluca Lake - Toluca Prison
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Flashlight - Fog World - Little Baroness - Monster - Otherworld - Radio - Real World - Siren - Welcome Sign
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Ashley Baker - Derek Copeland - Graham Reynolds - Howard Blackwood - Jack Merrick - Katie Collins - Matthew Collins - Protagonist - Lorelai Reynolds - Shannon - Trent Baker
Other Characters
Alex Shepherd - Cybil Bennett - Emma - Harry Mason - Heather Mason - James Sunderland - Jason - Joshua Shepherd - Lisa Garland - Mary Shepherd-Sunderland - Mira - Murphy Pendleton - Travis Grady - Walter Sullivan
Monsters
Air Screamer - Blood Baby - Blood Guardian - Blood Mama - Bogeyman - Bubble Head Nurse - Butcher - Double Head - Earth Guardian - Fire Guardian - Flesh Lip - Ghost - Grey Child - Insane Cancer - Light Guardian - Needler - Mother - Pyramid Head - Raw Shock - Tremer - Schism - Steel Guardian - Swarm - Valtiel - Water Guardian - Wood Guardian - Wood Sapling
Weapons
A. Y. Guitar - Assault Rifle - Baseball Bat - Bare Hands - Beam Saber - Bogeyman's Hammer - Chainsaw - Circular Saw - Crossbow - Crowbar - Dagger of Melchior - Earth Sword - Fire Axe - Fire Sword - Flamethrower - Great Cleaver - Great Knife - Great Spear - Grenade - Guitar - Handgun - Hyper Spray - Katana - Knife - Maul - Meat Cleaver - Laser Gun - Pickaxe - Pillow - Pipe - Princess Heart - Robbie Doll - Rock Drill - Shovel - Shotgun - Steel Sword - Stun Gun - Sword of Obedience - Submachine Gun - Television - Torch - TV Remote - Water Sword - Wine Bottle - Wood Sword - Wood Plank
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Howard's Shop - Library - Forsaken Room - Otherworld
Terms
Monster - Flashlight - Accessories - Artifacts - Karma Meter - Book of Memories - Welcome Sign
Archives
Memos - Broadcasts - Michelle's Diary