Piercers are the alternate, significantly deadlier form of the Thumpers. With the fall of darkness leading into a slip into the Dark World, a Thumper will transform into a Piercer, a far deadlier creature. First off, the legs' armor plating will shift downwards, actually leading to extending the body upwards as the plates push themselves down; while it is insignificant, this also exposes the bulky limbs that actually exist within. While this occurs, its hydraulic piston becomes significantly more armored and heavy, with the head of the piston converting into more plates through strange shifting and twisting of its shape, leaving a long spike in its place. Two more wires extend from the power boxes—green on the left and yellow on the right—curl around the buttocks to hook up alongside the existing wire pair to allow the weapon to thrust more rapidly. The body extends along the vertebrae between the pelvis and the ribcage, curling over the weapon while the metal spikes growing out of their spine extend much further out of their form. At this time, the skin covering the mouth will split open like a hymen while a vicious and highly extended radula emerges and begins to whip about and caress the weapon itself almost sensually. Large ropes of skin grow from their face and ribcage to physically attach the body to the piston until it can no longer sit up straight—it will strain against this restraint. Some "veins" of the metal of the weapon also seems to leech into the skin itself, merging the two into one.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The Piercers were designed on May 13th, 2012.
- Like all or at least most Nightmares of Silent Hill in the fan-made game or games they're planned for, they will go through a transmogrification process upon the conversion from "Purgatoria" (the Fog World) to Otherworld (the Dark World), becoming vastly more dangerous and deadly.