Heather's given name is Cheryl Mason, the adopted daughter of the writer Harry Mason , who survived the events of the first Silent Hill game. When Harry escaped Silent Hill , Alessa, the Incubator , came back as an apparition and presented him with a newborn baby, which is both Cheryl and Alessa herself restored to one body again. Harry left Silent Hill with the baby and moved to Portland. Harry was unsure about raising the baby, and considered killing, strangling and abandoning her because he suspected the baby was a reincarnation of Alessa, and Alessa was responsible for taking Cheryl away from him. However, Harry decided to raise her.