Major unremarked spoilers for SH2, obviously.
CandyLander wrote:Yeah, it's been over 10 years since the game's release and I still see people who just can't even accept thinking that james might not have killed mary because he loved her. He could aswell just have killled her in an angry attack.
Or James is a complex character who didn't have any one reason for doing what he did? Hell, he probably didn't even think and acted purely on impulse. Everything said after the fact could just be him (and us) trying to rationalize a spur of the moment action that was the result of goodness knows how much stress, pain, and suffering.
CandyLander wrote:Maybe James never really loved Mary as much as she loved him. They were just in a relationship where Mary loved james and James liked Mary more because of her looks than anything, and also because she actually liked him a lot, and then sudenly, *BOOM*, comes the disease that will kill marry.
If James didn't love Mary, then why did he marry her? Was she filthy rich?
Simply "liking" someone isn't reason enough to marry them.
As for James caring more about Mary's looks, I don't see it. If he cared mostly about that, and less about her as a person, then why did he go through all that? Yes, one has to find their partner attractive in order to have a happy and healthy sex life, which helps in the every day life, but that's not the be all and end all of a real relationship. And yes, Maria was a more sexualized version of Mary, but James didn't exactly jump at the chance for a little action with her, even though she was coming on to him.
CandyLander wrote:After that, James would simply not be able to break up with Mary, she was his wife, and he promised her that he would not leave her on disease. So he has to see Mary dying and have his sex life destroyed, because he would not be able to cheat on her, she was dying, for god's sake!
Or maybe he didn't leave or cheat because he loved her? Wedding vows don't carry the same weight these days, but generally when one actually loves their spouse they're less likely to abandon them or cheat on them when they're suffering from a terminal disease.
CandyLander wrote:I mean, my first impression after playing the game was that james killed mary to help her and stop her pain. But after some more playtroughs I also realised that this could have happened: James, when looking to mary in her death bed, not able to have sex, just had an urge to have sex with her (rape her), and that's the reason pyramid head is seen raping the manequins. Back to the hospital, james, one day, angry with Mary because she was wining all the time and also because she wasn't willing to have sex, killed her.
1. As I mentioned earlier, James is a complex character, so his motives for doing what he did wouldn't be as simple as "this" or "that". I personally think it was a whole bunch of things that came to head in that one moment when he acted on impulse.
2. Rape is usually about power, not sex.
3. PH isn't actually raping the mannequins. Yes, there are sexual undertones in his interactions with them, but that's not the same as rape.
4. Wait, so now James murdered Mary because she had the nerve to whine about the whole "disease" thing?
The mannequin is the ideal woman for James. It's always willing to have sex and cannot talk (yes, this sounds a little bit sexist) and annoy James in the way Mary did when she was sick. It's what James thought of mary before she had her disease. I could not find a similar trend in here: http://silenthillforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2313
so I don't think there was another post talking about this.
James' ideal woman would probably be Maria; she's Mary, but sexier and more free with her sexuality. Of course, I also like the theory that Maria is what Mary wanted to be for James.
CandyLander wrote:I don't think there's anything else I can use to go further with this theory, but it's interesting to think about it.
No offense, but I don't really think it's that interesting simply because it doesn't take into account many other things, such as the complexity of genuine human characters, James and Mary's love for each other, the tragedy of her disease and untimely death, and everything James went through. It's not much different to the same old stuff that has been said many times before, which usually goes along the lines of James being a sex-crazed freak who only thinks with his dick.