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Laura (Creature): A Nightmare in Hell of The Evil Within Series

Arslan is from Pakistan with high ambitions to achieve his goals in life. He is a freelance writer. Writing articles is his passion.

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Horror video games are popular among people of all ages. People enjoy them because they give people a chance to live their fantasies. People like to be scared, and horror video games give them haunted feelings. Horror video games give us some satisfying disturbing feelings and make us jump off the bed.

The Evil Within franchise is well-known for its jump scares and disturbing moments. The Evil Within series contains terrifying monsters from the horror genre of video games. These monsters resemble Silent Hill monsters. They show human trauma and pain. Laura is one of those disturbing monsters and represents the painful memory of a tragic death. She is a distorted version of a girl burned alive in the fire—a twisted reincarnation from an innocent girl to pure Evil. Laura is one of the bosses from The Evil Within series. She truly is a terrifying monster. Laura is a nightmare in the game and can haunt you in your dreams.

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Appearance of Laura

Laura has a very obscure body with four arms. Two arms are connected with the vertebrae bone on the back, and the other two are in a normal position. Arms are long to which gigantic claw-like hands are attached. The nails of giant hands are increased to the size of a big knife. Two long legs are connected to crawl and attack swiftly. If you see the death animations of the main protagonist closely where the monster butchers him, she is wearing blood-stained shoes. Her skin is mottled because she was burned by the fire and presents a patchy appearance. The severe wounds are also visible in detail. She is primarily naked, but her oversized long hairs cover the chest area of her body entirely. Laura’s face is expressionless and presents a terrifying look. She can teleport or appear from the bodies of defeated enemies; Laura has a horrifying appearance.

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Origins of Laura

Laura seems to have been inspired by the jorōgumo, a spider Yokai of Japanese folklore that takes the form of a seductive woman to lure her prey.

Laura was a teen girl at the age was 17. She would like to wear a red dress and be close to her little brother, Ruvik. It's mentioned in the game that she was the only person who understood her brother. Rubik and Laura had wealthy parents who bought new land and a farm. Both siblings often used to play in a barn in the middle of the field. One day, the farm's previous owners decided to light the barn on fire because they wanted to show their supremacy. The barn started to burn with fire, and both siblings tried to escape through a window. Laura tried to help her brother to run. Rubik fell out of the window in flames and escaped the fire despite being burned to heavily disfigured. Laura could not escape and was left in the barn to die. She screamed as if she was burning alive. Laura survived the accident, but her body was left vegetative. She eventually died of severely burned wounds.

"Hmph. I didn't hear anything."

―A villager setting the barn on fire, purposefully ignoring the sounds inside

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What Laura Represents

Laura represents the pain and agony of a girl who was burned alive. The resurrected Laura represents feelings of guilt. Rubik first thought she blamed him for her death and returned from the grave to come after him. Laura is always screaming because she wants to tell us what pain feels like. Her patchy mottled skin tells us about the bad unforgotten memories. Remained marks of the wounds work as a reminder of pain. Bad memories can affect our minds and imagination and make us depressed and vulnerable. Laura's sharp claws tell us about cruelty and greed. Because of greed and jealousy, the cruel world can snatch innocence with its sharp claws. Her blood-stained boots show the little humanity left in her. Laura's long arms imitate the approach of the wicked world to an innocent mind. We can't escape from the world. This world can swallow our innocence in no time.

"Deep down I knew she was only an apparition, but I would regain my face, recover what was taken from me, restore her. My beloved sister, Laura."

―Ruvik vowing to make things the way they used to be

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My Final Thoughts

The world is a wrong place with bad memories. Laura’s reincarnation as a monster tells us about the filth of bad memories. Monster Laura is nothing more than a bad memory of her brother. Laura reacts violently toward the flames in the video game because she was burned alive. This anguish is related to the pain of burning in fire. Painful memories are brutal and cruel, but they can be forgotten with time. Video games make us live the unknown realities through their fantasy worlds. Video games often teach us valuable life lessons. They can make us happy and make us sad the very next moment. They can make us cry and laugh. But the most important thing is that they let us experience the world in our way.

© 2020 Arslan Khan

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