|Damage:|| 3 (Easy) |
|Health:|| 25 (Easy) |
|Encountered in:|| Forest nightmare sequence |
About the Monster
Although this monster is a rare variant of the Slower, it can be killed easily. When encountered, he attacks Simon by kicking him in multiple different fashions with his feet. This monster also has a very violent scream that lasts for several seconds, a very loud wail, making its encounter the second most brutal scare and screamer in the game.
Despite the fact that the monster isn't supposed to move, if you do move far enough away, the animations are incorrectly timed, making it so the monster seems to be hand-walking oddly towards the player.
The original sound meant to be used with the Upper was supposed to be an ambience sound that was to be heard (yet less violent sounding and played much slower) the moment you walk into the Facehead room, when you encounter multiple Faceless.
Considering the fact that the Upper is the same as the normal slower, the animations are the same, explaining the reasoning behind the awkward animations when he attacks and the fact he only uses one leg to attack, the one that seems very crippled out of shape. The other leg (according to the bone structure) is the location of the head on the normal slower.
The Upper appears only once in the Single-player campaign, but appears several times in the Co-op Campaign, as well as in some Custom Campaigns. It's not present in the Suicide maps.
Relevance to Simon
The Upper could represent the moment Simon got hit by the car, and the loud wail could represent the pain he had during that moment and the screams he yells when he gets hurt. For the fact that the upper walks on its hands and not its legs could represent how Simon can no longer use his own to walk. Like Sawrunner, the Upper's clothes resembles Simon's clothes covered in blood.