and it seems blatantly obvious that the demon is separating from Alessa.
And yet the woman in white vanishes into thin air, and then the demon magically turns back into the woman in white.
And yet it seems blatantly obvious that the demon separates from Alessa. That, combined with the precedent set by Cybil and the Aphaglottawhadda (it's expels demonic entities from the host), tells me a lot.
That the woman vanishes into thin air isn't necessarily indicative of a transformation. It's well established by precedent that stuff vanishes into thin air *all the time* in Silent Hill. Alessa may very well have lost a lot of energy after having a demon come out of her back, and may not have had the stamina to hold a corporeal form. Once the demonic presence is gone, the body of Alessa reappears, although it is still faint and translucent, supporting my contention that she is drained from her experience.
It is quite evident, even just from Silent Hill 1 itself, that the demonic entity is driven from Alessa with the Aphaglottawhadda. I hate to make reference to another game (like I said in another thread, each game should be self-contained and adequately explain the events occurring in it), but the eye-witness account of Harry makes it clear that the demon disappeared, and the glowing woman reappeared. He said nothing about a transformation. I only bring this up because this is in line with what the gamer themselves observes in SH1. I'm not just imagining what I saw, the everyman who was 2 feet away from the scene corroborates me.
It wasn't a technical limitation, given that corpses have been on screen for longer during these sorts of cutscenes. If they needed to remove it, they could've had the body be magically disintegrated onscreen.
And had they wanted to show a transformation, they could have used a cutscene, much as they did for Lisa, instead of having the demon pop out of Alessa's back. Or even done it convincingly in-game, as they did for Mary in SH2.
Note that I didn't say that the body necessarily disappeared due to technical limitations, I merely posed it as one option. It's also quite possibly be an oversight by the designers, or even an attempt to clear the boss battle floor. I *may* be wrong about this, but I can't remember seeing Kaufman or Cybil on the stage floor, or the background for that matter. I'm not sure if Dahlia's shot body is present, I'd need to check.
Which doesn't prove anything, whatsoever, because it's God, and God's purpose is to make people happy, even when it's dying.
- Can you prove that the purpose of the God is to make Harry happy, rather than simply being a primal entity driven by hatred and fear, an enraged animal which lashes out at anything close to it, as was demonstrated in SH1?
- Can you demonstrate that God is aware of what makes individual humans genuinely happy?
- Can you explain why, if 'God' was trying to make Harry happy, it tried to kill Harry a moment before? I guess you could make the (unsupported) argument that God thinks that it is doing people a favour by killing them. But even then, why not tell Harry that his daughter is fine, before attempting to kill him?
Occam's razor, my friend. Occam's razor. The glowing lady likely said 'Daddy, thank you' in Cheryl's voice when it is near death because is it Alessa. Harry has beaten on Alessa enough to tame the demonic entity inside her. As such, her Alessa persona re-emerges just before death. This seems blatantly obvious to me. No creative thinking is needed on my part, my conclusions just flow naturally from the in-game occurrences.