FANDOM


Unconfirmed Theory Author: Hazardsfury


Actress

The woman behind the mask

This is a theory into Lisa Garland being a liar and deceiver in Silent Hill: Origins, acting as a tool for the Order. This theory also includes information from Silent Hill 1.

TheoryEdit

Lisa Garland is first met inside Alchemilla Hospital after Travis Grady defeats the Straightjacket. She will be standing next to Travis after he wakes up from his unconscious state. After some introductory conversation she will mention three very important points:

  1. She is a trainee nurse.
  2. She specifically mentions that Alessa Gillespie died in the house fire.
  3. She is going to Cedar Grove Sanitarium to meet Dr. Michael Kaufmann.

Hold these thoughts and fast-forward to the Artaud Theater. Travis will meet Lisa here and she will highlight her biggest aspiration; she wants to be an actress, that's right an actress.

"— n

  1. A woman who acts in a play, film, broadcast, etc
  2. (Informal) A woman who puts on a false manner in order to deceive others.

~ Collins World English Dictionary"

In regards to number two from the dictionary, could Lisa's aspiration of being an actress be a subtle hint that she is lying and deceiving somebody? Perhaps Travis? At the end of the day, actors/actresses are nothing more than liars switching in and out of different personas for the viewers entertainment. You have to consider what else could this information serve in the game? Perhaps to develop the character, but even then why waste an entire scene on it?

If she is a liar then what proof is there and what is her motive? To answer this question it's best to look forward (chronologically) to Silent Hill 1. Two very important aspects are known about Lisa in this title. Firstly she is the nurse put in care of taking care of Alessa and secondly she is addicted to PTV an hallucinogenic.

"Ask doctor to let me quit being in charge of that patient. It's too weird. Still alive, but with wounds that won't heal. Told the doctor I quit. Won't work at that hospital anymore. The room is filled with insects. Even with doors and windows shut they get in to spite me. To the Hospital... Feeling bad. Need to throw up. But nothing comes out. Vomiting only bile. Blood and pus flow from the bathroom faucet. I try to stop it, but it won't turn off. Need drug. Help me... ~ Lisa's Diary found in Nowhere (SH1)"

Perennial herb found near water. Reaches height of 10 to 15 inches. Oblong leaves, white blossoms. Seeds contain hallucinogen. Ancient records show it was used for religious ceremonies. The hallucinogenic effect was key. ~ White Claudia Description found in Nowhere (SH1)"

So in Silent Hill 1 she was put in charge of taking care of Alessa? But in Silent Hill: Origins she specifically tells Travis, a man she has just met (not to mention also breaching doctor-patient confidentiality), that Alessa died in the fire, the two don't coincide. Yes there is a possibility that she didn't take care of Alessa until much later on, but the idea that nurses would so willingly give out such information at the mere mention of the event that happened doesn't make any sense. Not to mention that Alessa isn't dead!

So why mention it in the first place? Perhaps it's all to do with the bigger picture, leading Travis away from Alessa.

"Travis - That fire last night, the girl who was burned is she here? Dr. Kaufmann - A girl? We've received no new patients in the last day or so?" ~ Video Scene between Travis and Kaufmann in Alchemilla Hospital"

"SOMEONE MADE A HOLE. GO HOME, TRAVIS. ~ Bedside table found in Greenfield Apartments"

Kaufmann lied, someone keeps leaving notes behind, therefore why is it so difficult to think Lisa is lying? Saying Alessa is dead is a risky but possible way of getting Travis out of the picture, and going home.

Afterwards, Lisa will mention that she has to meet Dr.Kaufmann at the sanitarium, obviously Travis will follow, if nothing else because of the suspicious activity of the two characters. Here Kaufmann informs Lisa of Travis' past, especially that of his mother Helen Grady. With this information Lisa makes Travis fully aware of his past (which up until now has been somewhat repressed), serving nothing more as a distraction which will give the Order much needed time to continue with their plans.

"Grady is unlikely to return here, he is still running around town chasing after ghosts. He is ignorant of the bigger picture anyway. - Telegram extract from Dahlia in Riverside Motel"

But what is her motive? Why is she possibly helping the Order and their nefarious plans?

Answer? Drugs and perhaps to some extent ambition. Lisa mentioned when first meeting Travis that she was a trainee nurse, most likely with a low income, probably not enough to feed a drug habit. It's also common knowledge for people who don't aspire to reach their dreams, and in her case an actress, to channel all that ambition into their current job. Who better to supply her drugs and help her fulfill her ambitions than the director of Alchemilla Hospital; Dr. Kaufmann. Kaufmann gains a useful pawn and in the short term someone young and beautiful to fulfill his manly needs (Remember the scene with Lisa and Kaufmann giggling and sharing their intimacy in Riverside Motel). Lisa on the other hand has a little fun, possible promotion prospects and a regular supply of PTV. (PTV is first seen in the Motel Room where Kaufmann and Lisa are sharing their intimate moment) She's probably too young to care about the future effects of her actions and her usage of PTV might only be recreational for the time being. Whilst Kaufmann sees it as an "investment" in the future, Lisa sees it as more of a short term prospect all about getting what she wants, and if that means lying to some innocent man about a girl's death? Then why not? You're only young once...

Silent Hill: Origins
Characters
Major Characters
Travis Grady - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Helen Grady - Richard Grady - Michael Kaufmann - Lisa Garland
Minor Characters
Mira - Greys
Enemies
Monsters
Ariel - Carrion - Faceless Nurse - Remnant - Straight-Jacket - Two-Back
Bosses
Butcher - Caliban - Memory of Helen Grady - Memory of Richard Grady - The Demon
Mythology
Items - Worlds & Dimensions - Religion
Other
Questions - Audio - Reference Materials
Silent Hill
Characters
Major Characters
Harry Mason - Cheryl Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Dahlia Gillespie - Cybil Bennett - Michael Kaufmann - Lisa Garland
Minor Characters

Jodie Mason - K.Gordon - Greys

Enemies
Monsters
Air Screamer - Bloodsucker - Creeper - Grey Child - Groaner - Hanged Scratcher - Larval Stalker - Mumbler - Night Flutter - Puppet Doctor - Puppet Nurse - Romper -Stalker - Wormhead
Bosses
Incubator - Incubus - Floatstinger - Puppet Cybil Bennett - Split Head - Twinfeeler
Mythology
Items - Worlds & Dimensions - Religion
Other
Questions - Audio - Reference Materials
Silent Hill 3
Characters
Major Characters
Heather Mason - Douglas Cartland - Vincent Smith - Claudia Wolf - Leonard Wolf
Minor Characters
Harry Mason - Alessa Gillespie - Stanley Coleman - Lisa Garland - Jennifer Carroll - Joseph Schreiber - James Sunderland - Robbie the Rabbit - Greys
Enemies
Monsters
Closer - Double Head - Glutton - Insane Cancer - Monster in Locker - Numb Body - Nurse - Pendulum - Scraper - Sewer Monster - Slurper - Valtiel
Bosses
God - Leonard Wolf - Memory of Alessa -Missionary - Split Worm
Mythology
Items - Worlds & Dimensions - Religion
Other
Questions - Audio - Reference Materials

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.