The Phantom is a colossal entity encountered in the Otherworld Toluca Lake and the final boss of Silent Hill: The Arcade. Depending on the results of the fight with the Phantom, the ending of the game will be affected completely.
Every feature of this monster shows a connection with water: Its body is a giant head sporting a gaping, sharp-teethed mouth and skink-covered eyes much like a deep sea fish, while the ghastly arm that protrudes from its jaws is spindly and pale blue, showing severe lack of oxygen like a drowned victim. The head is wrapped in yellow tendrils that seem both tentacles and wet, blonde hair.
Phantom will extend her arm from her mouth, using it to punch Eric and Tina, summon its hair to slash them, or grab them and attempt to swallow them. It also uses its tendril-like hair to strike or grip them.
A good or a bad ending is achieved depending upon the way the player defeats the monster. During the battle, a swarm of eight hands surround the Phantom. To earn the Good Ending, the player must shoot all of them. To earn the Bad Ending, the player must not shoot the hands.
The Phantom represents the repressed and sad memories of Hanna, the girl who died on the Little Baroness boat many years prior to the game. The hands grabbing at the Phantom's body could represent how she was dragged to the depths, and the way the creature thrashes possibly shows a futile struggle to escape her fate. The arm that emerges from her mouth may represent how Hanna struggled to get out of the water, but failed and died.
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