The Doll is a monster that appears in Silent Hill: Downpour. It attacks by spawning Shadows, translucent silhouettes of the original monster that are capable of movement. They appear as background characters in Oakside Park in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
Dolls can be rather manipulative, and may try to trick Murphy into coming closer by letting out loud, sobbing cries from a distance; however, once Murphy is close enough to be attacked, the Doll will laugh menacingly and spawn Shadows. Dolls have a rather limited mobility, often remaining totally still, but the Shadows they spawn are fast, aggressive and nearly invisible. If Murphy has a forensic flashlight, he can use its UV beam to help locate Shadows. A standard flashlight beam won't produce the same effect, but it can help the player spot Shadows in particularly dark rooms.
Depending on the situation, Murphy may wish to attack a Doll directly. Attacking the Doll until she is incapacitated will cause any spawned Shadows to collapse and lie still. Alternatively, the player can focus entirely on the incoming Shadows. Block a Shadow's strike, then counter with an attack. Each time the player defeats a Shadow, its Doll takes damage. If the player defeats the Doll then her Shadow simply vanishes.
Although rarely done, the Dolls are also able to teleport. This is best seen on the third floor of the Centennial Building, before entering the main lobby with the wheelchair stuck in the elevator. If Murphy goes through the remains of the wall into the other room, the Doll will have disappeared and appear in front of him.