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The Puppet Doctor (also known as Monsterized Doctor) is an enemy appearing in Silent Hill.[1] It is affected by the same parasite as the Puppet Nurse.

Appearance

They are possessed by the same parasite infesting the Puppet Nurses, causing them to also have a similar hunchbacked appearance. They wear standard hospital gear, including a white lab coat and tie.

Character

They are hunched over like a puppet and attack with knives. They are few and far between in the Otherworld version of Alchemilla Hospital, appearing only on the first floor. The Puppet Doctors make terrible groaning noises and when defeated let out a long sigh. They are stronger than Nurses, but they are also slower. It is best to use the hammer on them.

Symbolism

The parasite infecting the doctors and nurses could possibly represent Alessa Gillespie's feeling that the entire hospital was being controlled like puppets under the influence of the cult and the drug PTV, which Michael Kaufmann was supplying. They may also represent Alessa's hatred of doctors, which was caused by her confinement in her hospital room. The parasite may be representative of Alessa's feeling toward God within her, or may yet be products of God itself attacking the townspeople, as Aglaophotis is effective against them.

Trivia

  • To date, these are the only male medical staff to appear as enemies in the Silent Hill franchise; in later games, the hospital-based monsters are all female. It should be noted, the Puppet Doctors do appear in the mobile Silent Hill, but as that game follows the same plot line as the PlayStation game, it is not considered an original appearance.
  • The regular enemy fought on Silent Hill: Mobile 2 resembles the Puppet Doctor and the Puppet Nurse. It is quite possible this unnamed enemy is based on them, as Mobile 2 takes place in a clinic.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Silent Hill Official Guidebook (Complete Version), pg.26.

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Characters
Major Characters
Harry Mason - Cheryl Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Lisa Garland - Cybil Bennett - Michael Kaufmann
Other Characters
Jodie Mason - Heather Mason - K. Gordon - Greys - Norman Young
Monsters
Air Screamer - Bloodsucker - Creeper - Floatstinger - Grey Child - Groaner - Hanged Scratcher - Incubator - Incubus - Larval Stalker - Mumbler - Night Flutter - Parasite - Monster Cybil - Puppet Doctor - Puppet Nurse - Romper - Split Head - Stalker - Twinfeeler - Wormhead
Weapons
Chainsaw - Handgun - Hyper Blaster - Katana - Knife - Pipe - Rifle - Rock Drill - Shotgun - Hammer - Axe
Locations
Old Silent Hill (Balkan Church - Cafe 5to2 - Dog House - Hell Gas Station - Levin Street - Midwich Elementary School - Orridge Bridge Control Room - Queen Burger) - Central Silent Hill (Alchemilla Hospital - Gillespie House - Green Lion Antiques - Silent Hill Police Station - Silent Hill Town Center) - Sewers - Resort Area (Annie's Bar - Boat - Indian Runner - Lighthouse - Norman's Motel) - Lakeside Amusement Park - Nowhere - Toluca Lake
Terms
Flashlight - Fog World - God - Map - Metatron - Monster - Otherworld - Paradise - PTV - Radio - Real World - Siren - The Order - Manifestation - Seal of Metatron - UFO Ending
Archives
Items - Keys - Memos - Puzzles - Soundtrack - Secrets and Unlockables