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Child #3
(a.k.a., Demon Child, Mumbler)

Former children that roam the halls of Midwich Elementary School, and the grounds of Lakeshore Amusement Park, in Konami's 1999 Playstation Silent Hill video game. Killing or harming a child, even a demonic one, is understandably controversial, so this particular monster was cut from the game in some regions and replaced with Clawfingers/Mumblers (the North American version, which is what I own, has both diminutive creature species).


These hideously-deformed children slash their intended prey with the knives they always carry. Child #3s also favor latching onto a victim's leg, immobilizing the individual until he or she can manage to shake themselves free--this tactic works especially well when there are two or more of the fiends, as one will hold the target while the others attack with their blades. A group of them can easily overwhelm a person in this fashion, particularly if they manage to trap him or her in a corner. Most adults are reluctant to harm children, even monstrous ones; this natural hesitation often works to the advantage of these small killers.


These juveniles toddle about at a leisurely pace and can be outmaneuvered with relative ease. While stronger and more damage-resistant than a normal, human child of the same size, these monsters are still relatively weak in comparison to a healthy adult.

Newsprint, tissue paper, cardboard, paper toweling, white glue, hot glue, plastic, and paint.

15.7 cm/6.2 in. x 11.0 cm/4.3 in. (highest point x widest point)

Two days; July 18 and 19, 2005.

Child #3 photo collage.

For comparison purposes, below are some images of Child #3s from the Silent Hill video game (more information on mouse-over).

Harry Mason confronts a Child #3 at Midwich Elementary School.     Konami's official artwork for the creature.

(In no particular order of importance.)

  •    Silent Hill Playstation video game and instruction manual.

  •   Various Silent Hill fan forums (I'm afraid I can't be more specific than this--I've read/collected all sorts of information/opinions from them for years and I never had the forethought to make notes about what came from where and whom). In the case of this particular character, said information pertains specifically to the multiple names and censorship issues.

  •   Various GameFAQs Silent Hill game guides.

  •   Silent Hill related image searches on Google.

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