|'Maria is one of the main characters in Silent Hill 2. She meets up with James in Rosewater Park and stays with him sporadically after that. She is physically identical to James' late wife, Mary, although her appearance and personality is more sexually extroverted. Maria is a very enigmatic character, and she could be seen as some sort of reincarnation or ghostly form of Mary, as a supernatural and possibly sinister creature of unknown origin, or some combination of these. At times she seems to channel Mary's memories.|
James is both attracted to her and fearful of what Maria might represent, and he struggles to understand her. Maria appears to be some sort of phantom created by James' desperation to see Mary again, an idea supported by the title of Maria's scenario, Born From a Wish. Born From a Wish suggests that in the beginning, even Maria isn't really sure who or what she is, but by the time she first encounters James she is beginning to "remember" him somehow. '