As I sit upon the stairs to the large church, he approaches, knife dragging behind him. "Pyramid Head..." I whisper, quickly standing and drawing a deadly sharp dagger from my boot. I simply back away and enter the church, blocking the massive doors with a pew. I then walk around the large hole that enters the mine fire, where poor little Alessa lies and I sit, waiting.
Pyramid Head is the main antagonist of Silent Hill 2 and serves as quite possibly the most famous example of his series' use of psychology and symbolism. The game's plot starts when James Sunderland (the protagonist) receives a letter from his wife asking him to meet her in Silent Hill - but his wife's supposed to be dead. Pyramid Head stalks James throughout the game until the end where he's the final boss, and he represent James' wish to be punished for his wife's death.