Stained glass always reminds me of churches and cathedrals. What about you? For me, stained glass therefore has implications of holy places and perhaps even protection. Fantasy gamers know all too well that if you’re on a retreat from an unholy terror then get onto sanctified soil.
What’s why a stained glass display of Silent Hill’s Pyramid Head is especially cunning. This an unholy terror that’s being presented in the should-be-safe stained glass. Safety becomes dangerous.
In fact, it gets even better because Masahiro Ito, designer of Silent Hill 2’s monsters, says that Triangle Head (or Red Pyramid Thing) is the embodiment of James Sunderland’s (Silent Hill’s hero) desire to be punished for his wife’s death. We move from forgiveness as safety to vengefulness as a threat.
Via B&B Glassworks.