Where does Maria fit into the Lore?
In Silent Hill 3 we do learn that Maria was in fact a real person in the town of Silent Hill, a dancer at Haven's Night
However, the Maria we see in Silent Hill 2 and the one we play as in the fog is the manifestation created for James. So Maria is just a manifestation of Silent Hill. Like Pyramid Head himself
Maria is the first Survivor to be introduced who doesn't actually exist. Is she there to punish James or to give him hope because of her looking exactly like Mary and the entity is using her to feed off James' Hope
What are your guys thoughts?