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A Character Sheet for the cast of the Resident Evil series. Please remember that this is for the games and CGI movies, not for the Paul Anderson movies.

Main Characters

Chris Redfield

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 "There's one thing I do know: I have a job to do, and I'm gonna' see it through."

The first male protagonist of the series, appearing in the first game, Code Veronica, RE5, Revelations, and RE6. He was a member of STARS Alpha team, and like many of the protagonists, has made a vow to stop bio-weapon experiments and bring down Umbrella. He currently serves as a top agent for the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA), an NGO he co-founded that acts to disrupt and quell acts of bioterrorism worldwide. Despite the series having no 'official' main protagonist, Chris is generally assumed to be it, since he's The Rival of Big Bad Wesker.

Jill Valentine

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 "You want S.T.A.R.S.? I'll give you S.T.A.R.S."

Co-protagonist of the first RE, alongside Chris, and also protagonist of the third game. She's a strong-willed woman and shares a deep friendship with Chris.

She's the primary player character in Resident Evil 3, in which she attempts a "last escape" from the doomed Raccoon City. Aside from the horde of undead standing in her way, she has a bigger problem to deal with, in the form of Nemesis, a B.O.W specifically designed to hunt down and kill any surviving STARS members.

Jill goes on to be one of the founding members of the BSAA with Chris, and is the primary playable character in Revelations.

She later appears to die before the start of Resident Evil 5, and returns controlled by Wesker. Chris eventually frees her from this, and she gets partnered with Josh in DLC, Desperate Escape.

  • Action Girl: Is a Dark Action Girl while under Wesker's control in 5.
  • And I Must Scream: Her ordeal for three years leading up to Resident Evil 5.
  • Author Appeal: Shinji Mikami's acknowledged that Jill is his favorite character, which explains her widespread appearances in other games.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Josh in "Desperate Escape".
  • Be My Valentine
  • Blue Eyes: Icy and piercing.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Resident Evil 5.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Hers has slightly more variance than Chris, but it's still there. She's consistently dressed in cadet blue through the earlier games, but it gives way to a darker indigo-blue as time goes on.
  • Determinator: She's the irresistible force to Nemesis's immovable object.
    • And again in RE5, where she is still resisting mind control years down the road.
    • In Revelations, her reaction when confronted with a giant monster that's big enough to be eating the front of an ocean liner she happens to be standing on is to say, in a relatively calm voice, "We can do this, Chris."
  • Did Not Do the Research: Jill is identified in the RE3 manual as ex-Delta Force at the age of twenty-three; even assuming women can join Delta in the RE-verse, she's way too young. Subsequent biographies have completely glossed over her military background, although Chris's has remained consistent. If it does get mentioned, it just states she served in the U.S. Special Forces.
    • Actually there was a project at that time to bring women into Delta Force, it was called the Funny Platoon. Still doesn't solve the experience problem, though.
    • The S.D. Perry novels change it, where she was portrayed as an ex-thief before cutting a deal to work for STARS, although the novels are technically non-canon.
  • The Dragon: To Wesker in 5, albeit not of her own volition.
    • Darth Vader Clone: Serves this role in 5, not just regarding the aforementioned role of Wesker's Dragon, but also her being brainwashed upon being left for dead and spending most of the game until the reveal wearing a gas mask resembling a plague doctor mask, speaking with an artificially deepened voice, and wearing a cloak. Also a rare example of such a character being female.
  • Expy: Her look in 5 resembles Fiona Belli.
  • Fragile Speedster: In the first game, she has less health than Chris, but was faster than him. She is also this type of character in The Mercenaries mini-games, typically packing low power rapid fire weapons with powerful kicking attacks, Murderous Thighs and low vitality.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In her recent appearances, she's voiced by Cassie Chan.
  • Hidden Depths: As shown in "Lost in Nightmares", she's quite the accomplished pianist, playing a very superb rendition of "Midnight Sonata". And this is after an extended period without practice.
  • Hot Amazon: Brad's right; out of all the female characters, Jill fits this trope the best.
  • The Immune: As per RE5, Jill is basically a walking sack of antibodies. Whatever Carlos injected her with in RE3 has given her complete immunity to the T-Virus and all derivatives thereof. Ironically, this ended up aiding Wesker's plan a great deal due to it effectively toning down Uroboros' lethality enough to allow for his eugenics plan to work, as it otherwise would have wiped out all life on the planet. She further stacks the deck by, in Revelations, injecting an experimental T-Abyss vaccine.
  • In-Series Nickname: Umbrella Chronicles states that, yes, she did have the nickname "The Master of Unlocking" at the RPD.
  • Intercontinuity Crossover: Jill is arguably the most iconic character in the series. She's the first canon-verse character to cross over to the films, and she represents RE in Marvel vs. Capcom 2. She returns in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as DLC, with her Resident Evil 5 look.
  • Kick Chick: To contrast Chris, her physicals are usually straight kicks.
  • Locked Into Strangeness: In 5, she's gone blonde, and it's not because of hair dye. What else, she's pale.
  • Master of Unlocking: Heck, she's the Trope Namer!
  • Nice Hat: Her BSAA uniform includes a blue baseball cap. Her STARS uniform had a blue beret.
  • Not Quite Dead
  • People Puppets
  • Platonic Life Partners/Battle Couple: With Chris. Which one you get depends entirely on whether you take several moments as Like Brother and Sister or as Ship Tease.
  • Rogue Protagonist: In 5 due to being under Wesker's control.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Not originally, but according to 5, Jill stands at 5'8" (her bio in the REmake listed her as 5'5").
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: She's a character in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Marvel vs. Capcom 3, albeit with a different control scheme in each game.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: She can carry a lot more than Chris or Carlos, even if she's just wearing a T-Shirt and shoulder pads or a tube top and a skirt.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: She expresses anger at Nicholai killing someone who was bitten, who hadn't turned into a zombie yet.

Rebecca Chambers.

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 "The name is Rebecca Chambers, but that's Officer Chambers to you!"

The most recent and youngest member of STARS Bravo team in Resident Evil, who supported Chris in the first game, and is one of the two protagonists of the prequel, Resident Evil 0. She's a specialist in chemicals and first-aid assistance.

  • Brown Eyes/Green Eyes: Varies based on interpretation. Brown for her pragmatism, green for Rule of Cool.
  • Bulletproof Vest: Gameplay and Story Segregation aside, she wears one, and it becomes a plot point late in the first game.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She uses bug spray, mace and lighter fluid against bad guys, the latter to Kill It with Fire. Most of her Melee attacks work this way as well including Ass Kicks You, Shoving and Kick Them While They Are Down.
  • The Cutie
  • Dual-Wielding: Promo art for her appearance in Resident Evil 5 features her with a shotgun in one hand and a machine gun in the other.
  • Glass Cannon: Is this type of character in The Mercenaries mini-games having powerful weapons, and weaker melee attacks that have high chance of getting a Critical Hit, combined with the games lowest health and the greatest recovery ability.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: She's a midget compared to any guy teamed up with her.
  • In-Series Nickname: Dollface, Ms. Do-It-Yourself, princess, honey... All given by Billy.
  • Kill It with Fire: In Zero, both her and Billy need to Kill It with Fire with leech-zombies. In Umbrella Chronicles, her counterattack is pushing the zombie off and throwing a small explosive at it. In the REmake, she says how she needs to set off the self-destruct mechanism in Chris's scenario. It may be important to contain the outbreak, but that's also all the proof that STARS is going to get... In Mercenaries Reunion, she gets flame spray.
  • The Medic: Her job on the STARS squad, in the first game she can heal Chris when he visits her in the first aid room of the mansion and in The Mercenaries mini-games she starts of with and benefits more from medical items.
  • Science Hero: Rebecca's specialties other then medicine being handling chemicals, including those that result in the take-down of the Man-Eating Plant.
  • Teen Genius: The reason for her Improbable Age, she is a newly minted STARS member when disaster strikes.
  • Took a Level In Badass: In 0 and Umbrella Chronicles, and especially in the novels where she is elevated to the status of Mary Sue.
    • Little Becky makes a triumphant return in Mercenaries Reunion where she wields a powerful MP5 and Striker shotgun to become a Majini-slaying monster. It being the Protecta Striker doesn't seem to matter much, she's still devilishly effective with it.
  • Waif Fu: Being 93lbs won't stop her from taking down much larger enemies in The Mercenaries games.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Hasn't been seen nor heard from since the ending of the first game, despite having her own prequel.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She is only eighteen years old and already a member of an Elite Forces Squad however it is Justified to an extent. She is apparently something of a teen genius which was why she was recruited to STARS. The novels state that she has zero combat experience near the beginning of the series and was something of the teams baggage. This also carries over with in both games she's in. In Resident Evil 0, her only specialty is mixing herbs and chemicals. In Resident Evil 1, she can mix chemicals and administer serum. Both scenarios, the big, burly guy does most of the combat.
  • Yes, sir!

Leon Scott Kennedy

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 "I'm gonna scrub this virus from the face of the earth!"

Introduced in Resident Evil 2. A rookie police officer, who unfortunately was caught in the Raccoon City outbreak on his first day on the job. He later returned in Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Resident Evil 6, Gaiden (non-canon), and the movie Degeneration. Like Chris, he has made a vow to rid the world of viral weapons. An intelligent man with a strong sense of justice, he currently is employed as a federal agent of the United States government and answers directly to the president.

  • Always Save the Girl: After losing Ada once, this seems to have become a principle for him.
  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles puts forth the explanation that, following the events of Resident Evil 2, Leon and Sherry were captured by the US government. They subsequently forced Leon, whose experience was highly sought after, into service as a special agent using Sherry's life as leverage.
  • Badass: For most people, defeating a sinister cult of monstrous puppet masters is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. For Leon? That's just how he earns his paycheck.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: In the Play Station 2 port and onwards, his second alternate costume is this, complete with a Nice Hat and a Scarf of Asskicking. He even has a special reload animation when he wears the costume while equipped with the Chicago Typewriter. His pose in the status menu also changes.
  • Bishonen: He might just fall under this. While he's not very effeminate (just look at his muscles), Leon is much more of a pretty-boy than any of the other male protagonists.
    • One of the Policia in the beginning of 4 asks if he "forgot his makeup".
  • Blue Eyes: Another example of icy and piercing, but since they're blue-gray, some of the marksman legends creep in as well. Subverted in that Chris is actually the one with a history of being a marksman, not Leon.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In one nightmare-inducing scene.
  • Bodyguard Crush: All the girls he ends up protecting develop a crush on him, with the exception of Sherry--who's a child.
  • Chick Magnet: So far, the one with most Love Interests in the series: Ada, Angela, Ashley, and Manuela all have a thing for him.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Averted hard. He's the only major character who's never dressed in the same color twice. (Dark blue, army green, brown, and black.)
    • Though those are all camouflage/outdoor coloring.
  • Crazy Prepared: In Resident Evil 4, he only goes to the village to investigate and ask questions, yet he brings with him a pistol, knife, attache case, flashlight, radio, binoculars, a tracking device and a grappling hook.
    • He was investigating a group that had kidnapped the President's daughter, so he had pretty good reason to expect trouble.
  • Dating Catwoman: Of course, Ada.
  • Deadpan Snarker: His lines in 4 are full of this, but it's severely dialed back in Degeneration.
    • It's still there if you listen for it. ("Try telling them that.")
  • Distracted by the Sexy: With Ada, see here and just follow his line of sight.
  • Estrogen Brigade Bait: Explains a lot about his status as the Fandom Bicycle.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Has been known to do this to some players, such as Adam Sessler from X-Play.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Blonde hair, and a harem of ladies to boot.
    • Then again, Saddler and Salazar aren't exactly lookers either.
  • Find the Cure: He spends the majority of 4 infected with a Plaga along with Ashley, and part of his mission becomes a race to get rid of the parasite before it matures and takes control of his body permanently.
  • Genre Savvy: His expertise in Degeneration can basically be summed up as, "I've been in these kinds of games before, I know what I'm talking about."
  • Jack of All Stats: In the minigames such as "The Mercenaries", he's usually the most balanced character.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: In 4 and Degeneration.
  • Knife Nut: In Resident Evil 4, particularly. Many of Leon's fights involve knives: the knife fight with Krauser, and the fight with Ada, to name but a few.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: For Ashley.
  • Le Parkour
  • Literal Minded:

 Salazar: So maybe you have nine lives. But it doesn't matter now, Mr. Kennedy! I've sent my right hand to dispose of you.

Leon: Your right hand comes off !?

  • Made of Iron: Well, in a series with zombies and other unholy biological abominations, this isn't that notable but through the course of Resident Evil 4, Leon does take some pretty hard hits and keeps on kicking. For example, he's hit by a fearsome chained flail and stays on his feet. Not only is he still conscious, he doesn't even fall down. Plus he can get kicked across the room by a gigantic monster, kip up, and keep right on shooting. His tenacity is highlighted somewhat by the fact that he's smaller and a lot slimmer than the other (very buff) male protagonist Chris is in 5 but tends to take more damage.
    • And even before he got all toned for Resident Evil 4, he went through the entire second half of Resident Evil 2 with a freaking bullet embedded in his shoulder.
  • Morality Pet: To Ada.
  • Nice Hat: A fedora to complement his Chicago 1920s mob alternate outfit (PS2 version onwards). Since the Chicago Typewriter doesn't have to be reloaded, the developers switched the reload animation to Leon adjusting his hat when wearing this outfit. Do it multiple times in a row and he tosses the hat into the air and catches it.
  • One-Man Army: Arguably moreso than any of the other characters.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Really, a bullet to the shoulder did nothing to stop him from fighting a giant crocodile!
  • Papa Wolf: For Ashley.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: In Resident Evil 4.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: One of the side effects of his Plaga infection.
  • Say My Name: My god! He does this to pretty much everyone.
  • Shut UP, Hannibal: Hilariously and awesomely so. Just as Salazar attempts to give a confident and well-prepared speech on terrorism, Leon stops him by throwing a knife at his hand that pins him to the wall.
  • Slept Through the Apocalypse: Oversleeping at a distant motel before heading to Raccoon City turned out to be the best mistake of his life.
  • Slouch of Villainy: You get to do one with him in Resident Evil 4!
  • Smoking Is Cool: Subverted. Leon Scott Kennedy does not tolerate smoking, he prefers gum.

 Luis: Got smoke?

Leon: Got gum...

  • The Smart Guy: Practically, if not intellectually. Ada certainly describes him as such.

 Ada: Practically a genius. He has smarts and he knows how to use them.

 Leon: Your right hand comes off?

Salazar: Say whatever you please. DIE YOU WORM!

Claire Redfield

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 "Look, you have two choices here: kill or be killed, your call!"

Chris's younger sister, Claire was introduced in Resident Evil 2 alongside Leon, returned in Code: Veronica where she found her brother, and later reunited with Leon in Degeneration. She's one of the few characters without special training, yet she still holds up fairly well against the zombies.

She is the only character who's kept the same American voice actress (Alyson Court) throughout every appearance she's made, including Degeneration. (Ada--usually voiced by Sally Cahill--had a different actress in Umbrella Chronicles.)

  • Action Girl
  • Action Survivor
  • Badass Biker: Claire's main hobby is riding motorcycles.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Her alternate outfit in Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D
  • Badass: For being the only one with no professional training, yet still managing to fight zombies as well as the rest.
  • Badass Pacifist/The So-Called Coward: Sort of. After Code: Veronica, Claire, unlike her brother and Leon, has given up actively fighting against bio weapon outbreaks to work with an NGO that focuses on helping its victims. As Degeneration shows, when push comes to shove, she's still entirely capable of kicking zombie ass. She gets a little mopey at one point about taking a less aggressive role, but Leon snaps her out of it quickly enough.
  • Badly-Battered Babysitter: You lose count of how many times you missed Sherry, and in just one game.
    • May tread into Babysitter From Hell territory. She did a complete u-turn at the end of the game, which is strange and out of character seeing as she had just spent the entire game risking her life to protect Sherry. Almost immediately after they've all escaped, she buggers off to find Chris and doesn't think twice about leaving her (Sherry) with Leon to take care of.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her most well known outfit, from Code: Veronica has this.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Once again, she's always dressed in some shade of maroon-pink, even if Code Veronica took it a bit father towards red.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Of the four main protagonists, Claire is the only one who's really capable of effective sarcasm. (Chris is too stoic, Jill doesn't have that much of a sense of humor, and Leon's just kind of terrible at it.)
    • From the same game, if you go back to her when playing as Steve, she turns the snark Up to Eleven.

 Claire, on the Tyrant in Code Veronica: "Just a big cockroach that needed to be stepped on."

  • How Dare You Die on Me!: In Code: Veronica, she tells Chris he better not die on her.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: And then she blew up an entire squad.
  • Lampshade Hanging: "Never saw this coming."
  • Mama Bear: Between Sherry from RE2 and Rani from Degeneration, Claire is very protective of children even if she has none of her own.
    • Not only did she dive into a group of zombies to save Rani, but she proceeded to bitch-slap a standing United States Senator.
  • Shout-Out: Her RE2 vest says "Made in Heaven" and her Code: Veronica vest says "Let Me Live". Those are both titles of Queen songs.
  • When All You Have Is An Umbrella: In Degeneration.

Jake Muller

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 "I want 200,000 up-front, another 200 when this is over... oh, and B.O.W.s? Those are extra."

The mysterious third protagonist of Resident Evil 6. Acting as a mercenary in war-torn Eastern Europe, he's apparently told that he's the "the man to save the world". Has been seen running around with Sherry Birkin, but other than this, as well as his being Wesker's child, almost nothing is known about him.

  • Anti-Hero: He doesn't really seem to care much that the world needs him/his blood; he's more concerned with how much cash it could earn him.
  • Badass Abnormal: Just like his father, Albert Wesker, he possesses (or at least seems to, according to trailer footage) superhuman strength, agility, and endurance. It's implied to be from being born with the a "special bloodtype."
  • Bald of Awesome: Not totally bald but it's shaven pretty close, and he's seen doing a lot of pretty cool stuff in the trailer.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Sports a long, straight one down the cheek.
  • Have We Met?: Said by Chris in the Captivate trailer. Not surprising, considering Jake's parentage and Chris' antagonistic relationship with the late Albert Wesker.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Whether he is a clone or not, as some speculate (though interviews with the director and producer seem to imply otherwise), what is made clear is that he is Albert Wesker's son.
  • Parental Abandonment: Wesker abandoned an Eastern European woman before he was born.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His gameplay appears to be simply beating the shit out of zombies/J'avo/whatever with his bare hands.
  • Only in It For the Money: His domineering character trait in the reveal trailer is his fixation on money:

 "Well the world can have [my blood], as long as someone ponies up the dough."

Supporting Characters Introduced In Resident Evil

Barry Burton

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 "Are you ready to finish this?"

Introduced in the first game as the STARS weapon supplier. He befriended Chris in the Air Force in the mid-1990s and is the only protagonist known to have children. Since Resident Evil he has only made a cameo appearance in Resident Evil 3 and had his own game Resident Evil Gaiden Game, the latter not being considered canon.

  • An Offer He Can't Refuse: Wesker is holding Barry's family hostage.
  • Ascended Meme: Both his infamous lines below are referenced in Dead Rising with a store called "Jill's Sandwiches", which touts its owner as being "a master of sandwich making."
    • Not to mention Resident Evil 5, where when you finish the part where you remove Jill's mind control device from her chest, you get the achievement "Master of Removing." And in RE5's Mercenaries Reunion, one of his melee moves is the Barry Sandwich.
    • In Image's tie-in comic for the second game, a flashback shows Wesker assembling the S.T.A.R.S. team that goes into Raccoon City. He mentions Jill as an afterthought, saying that he knows nothing about her other than Barry's assurance that she's the master of unlocking.
  • Badass Beard
  • The Big Guy
  • The Cameo: Despite only having a major role in one game in the series, he's a made a few appearances.
    • Appears in one of the endings of Resident Evil 3 Nemesis(as well as having a epilogue), rescuing Jill and Carlos right the nuke hits Raccoon City.
    • Playable in the Mercenaries minigame of Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition.
  • Canon Dis Continuity: Gaiden Game.
  • The Danza: His voice actor in the original happened to be named Barry as well.
  • Fake Defector
  • Hand Cannon: Barry runs around in the REmake wielding a massive .44 caliber revolver. If you get your hands on it, it drops the Tyrant in one shot.
  • I Have Your Wife: How Wesker kept Barry on a leash.
  • Large Ham: By far the most Narmish character of the entire series. Good thing Resident Evil Gaiden was on Gameboy and didn't have voice acting!
  • Mighty Glacier: Is this kind of character in The Mercenaries mini-games where he has powerful brute melee attacks such as a Pistol Whip that only attack single targets and Hand Cannon weapons.
  • The Nicknamer: To Jill.
  • Papa Wolf
  • Pinball Protagonist: In Resident Evil Gaiden.
  • Took a Level In Badass: His reappearance in Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition's Mercenaries Reunion. Four words: headbutt zombie = head explodes.

Supporting Characters Introduced In Resident Evil 2

Ada Wong

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 "Maybe you forgot, Wesker, I don't always play by your rules."

Introduced in 2. She was looking for a man named Ben, one of those reporter types. Known for her signature red dress and for betraying every team she plays for. Works for the mysterious "Agency", and reappears in 4 to bedevil Leon further.

Sherry Birkin

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 "Thanks Claire. Even though I'm an only child, neither of my parents spent much time with me... because of their work. But now that you're with me I finally have someone to rely upon."

The daughter of the Mad Scientists William and Annette Birkin that Claire (and to a lesser extent, Leon) must protect during 2. Returns in Resident Evil 6 as Jake Muller's partner.

  • Action Girl: By 6
  • Bridal Carry: Leon carries her like this when she's unconscious at the end of the "Leon B" scenario.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Outside of the epilogues in RE3, she never appeared in another game, except in Darkside Chronicles, which basically rehashes the same info from RE3.
  • Distressed Damsel: Of the younger variety.
  • Ill Girl
  • Ironic Echo: Early reports on RE6 seem to indicate that Sherry's relationship with Jake Muller is a direct inversion of her father's partnership with Wesker.
  • Lighter and Softer: Kind of. In most games, including the remake, if the player ends up killed or defeated by an enemy or a trap, the game over message is a red-toned screen showing the player's demise and the words "You are dead." In Sherry's segment in the 2019 remake, however, when defeated during the Brian Irons boss fight at any point, while the screen is still red-toned, it just shifts to a closing door of Sherry's holding room in the orphanage with the mildly tamer message "You are trapped."
  • Look Behind You!: Sherry does this at least twice in the remake (though both times she actually meant it):
    • The first was when first meeting Claire, where she, after cryptically stating that, if anything, Claire is the one who needs help and tells her that someone is behind her. Sure enough, when Claire turns around, she sees William Birkin's monster form and narrowly avoids his ambush.
    • The second time is in the final moments of her boss fight against Chief Irons, where, while struggling from the grip of the murderously enraged corrupt police chief, she suddenly lets out a loud scream, distracting Irons and escaping his grip. Like above, she was sincere in her screaming, because it turns out Birkin was indeed right behind Irons and poised to strike, with Irons taking the brunt of it.
  • The Glomp: She likes to hug Claire everytime she can.
  • Tagalong Kid
  • Took a Level In Badass: In Resident Evil 6, Sherry is now a government agent.
    • She is also briefly playable in the 2019 remake of Resident Evil 2.
  • Video Game Caring Potential: She makes you go "Aww..." sometimes.
  • What Happened To Daddy

Supporting Characters Introduced In Resident Evil 3 Nemesis

Carlos Oliveira

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 "Looks like our roles have been reversed from the time we first met, huh?"

A mercenary and member of Umbrella's U.B.C.S. squad tasked with evacuating the zombie-infested Raccoon City, Jill's partner character in 3.

Supporting Characters Introduced In Resident Evil Code Veronica

Steve Burnside

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 "I'm glad that I met you ... I... I love you... Claire..."

The seventeen-year-old son of an Umbrella double agent appearing in Code: Veronica, captured and sent to prison on Rockfort Island along with his father. He managed to escape in the chaos of an outbreak of the T-Virus along with Claire Redfield, who he found himself teaming up with beyond the prison.

Supporting Characters Introduced In Resident Evil 0

Billy Coen

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 "Listen, little girl, if you haven't noticed there's some pretty freaked out things on this train. And I, for one, wanna' get out of here. I don't think we stand a chance of doing it alone."

Former Marine, Billy was wrongfully sentenced to execution for the slaughter of 23 people in Africa. However, when his transport through the Arklay mountains was overrun by mutated leeches (No, seriously...), he escaped. He proceeded to team up with Rebecca Chambers, and the two investigated zombie filled trains and a research facility in the woods. He was last seen in the woods around the mansion area, and hasn't been heard from since.

  • Badass
  • Chained by Fashion: He wears handcuffs throughout the game, dangling off of one wrist. He manages to pick them off by the end of the game, and he discards them by tossing them off of a cliff.
  • Death Faked for You: By Rebecca, at the end of the game.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite how brutish he seems more often than not, he's remarkably good at playing the piano.
    • Tip of the iceberg. When Rebecca finds him after he gets washed away, they come upon a pile of skeletons. Somehow Billy is aware that Marcus used them as test subjects for the Mother Virus. Someone knows a little more than they're letting on.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: One of the brawniest male characters, partnered up with the smallest adult female character.
  • Inferred Holocaust: One possible reason he didn't show up in later games? The last you see of him is him walking into a forest infested with man-eating monsters, unarmed.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: Billy is almost bizarrely aloof about his conviction, resigned to his fate and cynically shot down Rebecca when she tried to be optimistic about it. And yet...
  • Knight in Sour Armor: ... the cynical, wrongfully convicted murderer has a powerful sense of justice. He's the one who convinces Rebecca to partner up with him and he's the one who refuses to go back on his word.
  • I Won't Say I'm Guilty: Granted, he's not.
  • The Nicknamer: To Rebecca.
  • The Quiet One: Man of few words.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Hasn't been seen or heard from since Zero. The only continuity nod is in Resident Evil 2, where Rebecca reported him dead.
    • Where she misspells his surname as "Koen"...

Supporting Characters Introduced In Resident Evil 4

Luis Sera

Luis de Córdova y Córdova

 "A little rough, don't you think?"

Appearing in 4, showing up mysteriously to aid Leon from time to time before running off. He claims to have been a policeman in Madrid before later admitting that he was also once a researcher for Los Illuminados. He does his best to help Leon and Ashley.

 Luis: "I see the president has equipped his daughter with ballistics."

Jack Krauser

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An antagonist in 4, he literally shows up in the last section of the game, though he's one of the causes of the whole mess: He's the one who originally kidnapped Ashley. Also a playable character Darkside Chronicles, which serves as his Start of Darkness, showing the actual mission he worked with Leon and why he hooked up with Wesker.

  • Anti-Villain: Somewhat of a Type II, given the Start of Darkness shown in Darkside Chronicles. Even in his debut game, however, it's heavily implied that he had no intention of actually letting Ashley Graham get infected with the Plaga or let Saddler infect the United States.
  • All Germans Are Nazis: Kind of. While not truly German due to being born and raised in America, his surname implies that he had some German ancestry, and his intention to revive Umbrella to "create order and balance in this insane world of ours" does come across as this.
  • Badass Abnormal: Darkside Chronicles shows us that he was pretty badass before getting infected with the Las Plagas.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: In addition to increased speed and endurance, the infection also mutates his left arm into a gigantic metal blade which you can use in the Mercenaries minigame.
  • Blood Knight: Was shown to view combat as his life, which played a huge factor in his Face Heel Turn. Was also implied somewhat in his debut game where, despite fully intending to kill Leon, he outright compliments Leon for landing several blows on him.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: During the first actual boss fight against Krauser, every time you land a hit on Krauser, he yells "Good, Leon!" and "Now we're talking!"
  • Compensating for Something: Implied by Ada, at least regarding his arm.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Darkside Chronicles shows him to have quite the sarcastic demeanor, as when saving Leon in the opening, he asks Leon whether B.O.W.s exist, before "remembering" that Leon told him earlier that he fought several of them beforehand (Leon later makes clear Krauser believes them to be the same thing in terms of existence, or lack thereof, as cryptids at that time.).
  • Dirty Coward: Played with in Darkside Chronicles. In the last few missions, Krauser essentially breaks under the strain, scrambling with fear from the giant viral monsters attacking him and Leon, even (mentally) desperately begging Leon to save his ass when he thought the odds were too great. Despite all this, and an extremely injured arm, he fights competently and professionally and never really lets any of this show.
    • The game justifies this as a result of an extensive military career; his professionalism and experience tends to be highlighted throughout the campaign. Which makes The Reveal of his inner thoughts to be all the more frightening. The point at which you realize just how disassociated his thoughts are from his actions is when the warning bells start going off.
  • Disney Death: Played straight and subverted. You would think beating the tar out of him with Leon and having a stone tower explode and collapse on him would be enough to kill Krauser. It doesn't, but Ada later manages to put him down for good anyways.
  • Evil Counterpart: For Leon. Both are Knife Nuts, worked for the US government, and even served on the same mission in Darkside Chronicles. Ironically, Krauser falls to the dark side because he liked his work with SOCOM so much, so when he all but loses one arm and faces an end of his military career, he turns to Wesker.
  • Face Heel Turn: Ends up turning to Wesker (and presumably faking his own death).
    • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: One of the major factors in his allying himself with Wesker was because of deep anger about feeling used by the United States Military, especially when they didn't even request for him to join up with the organization to stop bioweapon threats, yet they allowed Leon to join, and later their firing him because the Javier mission had him injured in his arm with it not fully recovering. That would probably explain why Krauser, despite swearing an oath to his native country, was perfectly willing to undergo a mission to kidnap the President's daughter (although it was implied that he was planning on avoiding letting Saddler actually infect her).
    • Fallen Hero
  • Faking the Dead: Krauser had faked his death in order to join Wesker after the events of Darkside Chronicles based on his statement to Leon when encountering him as an enemy, though how exactly he did so varied between languages.[1]
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: The giant scar on his face (which was presumably tied to his "faked death" due to it being absent in Darkside Chronicles, which occurred before Resident Evil 4.) is supposed to make him look more intimidating. When he puts war paint on his face, it lessens the appearance of it. Averted in his Mercenaries 3D appearance, which eliminates the scars altogether despite it technically taking place during Resident Evil 4.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Has shades of this when he learns about Leon's being ordered to join the secret organization to stop bioweapons, despite the fact that Krauser, at least in his viewpoint, would have willingly joined up to aid the government get rid of the bioweapons, and yet was not even given that chance.
  • Humble Hero: Kind of. A conversation between him and Ingrid Hunnigan in Darkside Chronicles implies he generally leaves his jobs the second he's fulfilled them and lacks any interest in taking any credit or fame for the business, which was one of the reasons why he and Leon were specifically selected for Operation Javier.
  • Just Between You and Me: Averted only to be played straight later on. When first encountering Leon, he admits to his role in Ashley's kidnapping, and also made clear the only reason he did so was to get close to Saddler (which he implies was because his American nationality alone would have barred him from "joining", let alone getting close to Saddler.), but stops just short of mentioning his ties to Wesker (at most only implying his motives had to do with restoring Umbrella). Even afterward, however, he willingly divulges Ashley's location to Leon, even going as far as to state not only how to unlock the gate, but also where the pieces were (though that being said, he did this knowing that Leon would have to fight through him), and also freely admits that his main motive for restoring Umbrella was to restore order to the chaotic world.
  • Knife Nut: And used to make him seem a good deal like an Evil Opposite for Leon, his former teammate.
  • Last-Name Basis
  • Lightning Bruiser: Of the Mercenaries, he's got the largest health bar, his bow is extremely powerful, his physical attacks will demolish just about anyone, and he can run at a pretty good pace.
    • But he becomes a Mighty Glacier when injured (he becomes incredibly slow; which is not good when Super-Salvador is chasing you).
  • Meaningful Name: His last name "Krauser" originated within Bavaria of what is now Germany, and specifically was a house name that often declared fealty to multiple nobles, causing them to serve multiple sides. This is rather fitting due to his status as a mercenary.
  • Nerves of Steel: Played with, see Dirty Coward.
  • Nice Hat: A raspberry beret.
  • The Paragon Always Rebels: The bio for Krauser in Darkside Chronicles noted that he had a long and outstanding service in the military prior to his ultimate fall.
  • Properly Paranoid: He makes no secret to Ada that he suspects her to be planning on backstabbing Wesker, and implies Wesker thinks the same, though she claims she has no intention of doing so. Turns out, he was right to distrust her, as she was in fact working for the third company that Wesker betrayed earlier.
  • Psycho Supporter: By Resident Evil 4, he is very much loyal to Wesker, presumably because of his healing his arm so he can be a soldier again.
  • Remember the New Guy?: "I died in the crash 2 years ago... Is that what they told you?" What crash? What mission? Who are you?
  • Rival Turned Evil: Darkside Chronicles lays out the rather tragic story. Leon and Krauser only knew each other for the one mission, but they earned each other's respect and friendship and from Leon's point of view, parted as friends. In reality, because of a combination of insane stress of the mission, fear of rejection by the government after major injury, resentment over the implication that the US Government saw him as a disposable tool when Leon revealed his direct orders from the president, and subsequent fascination of power with which he could liberate himself from others' control, Krauser sought after organic weaponry to augment himself immediately after that mission, breaking all bonds with Leon and the US government (although the fact that the US government fired him because of his injury was probably a huge factor in that last part of his viewpoint).
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: Similar to Gray Fox, Jack Krauser feels he is useless outside of the battlefield, and that being a soldier is his calling, to the extent that he often underwent mercenary missions even when he was off-duty from SOCOM. This is a large part of the reason why he ultimately turned to Wesker's help after the US Government fired him due to his arm injury never really recovering.
  • Stab the Scorpion: In Darkside Chronicles, he stabs a snake that's about to strike Leon.
  • Step Three: Profit: Although he kidnapped Ashley Graham, its also implied that he intended to interfere with Ashley Graham's getting a plaga strain and have it delivered to Wesker. What he planned to do with her afterwards is left ambiguous.
  • Warrior Poet: He develops into a rather cynical philosopher over the course of The Darkside Chronicles.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: If his statement of "To create order and balance to this insane world of ours" when explaining his motives for restoring Umbrella to Leon are of any indication, he is of this trope in Resident Evil 4.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Inverted. Even after death, he still served some use to Wesker with the latter autopsing his body and retrieving the Dominance Plaga to advance his plans.
    • Also averted outright in Separate Ways, at least regarding Wesker. When Ada in her final report to Wesker tells him that Krauser was killed by Leon, Wesker pauses and briefly states that Leon "doesn't die easily", implying that he actually was hoping Krauser would in fact kill Leon, before ultimately deciding to just let Leon take care of Saddler for them and promptly threatening Ada to make sure to clean up what's left of Leon and/or Saddler when retrieving the Plaga sample. Played straight in the main game with Saddler, who made it very clear he deliberately intended for Krauser to die at the hands of Leon and if anything was wondering what he'd do if Krauser survived and succeeded in his task, and non-canonically by Wesker in Assignment Ada, where he dismissed his death as him being "an expendable grunt."
    • He seems to at least think the US government subjected him to this trope late into Darkside Chronicles based on his inner monologues for Chapter 6 and 7.

Krauser (inner thoughts): Oh well. Looks like I'm nothing more than a pawn in this game...

Krauser (inner thoughts): So Leon's on a secret assignment... Figures. My government probably forgot I even exist... Typical. The higher-ups always think that soldiers can be substituted just like that. Do not underestimate me.

Ashley Graham


 "I'm never turning into one of them! Never!"

The president's daughter that Leon must rescue in 4. Before the game's release, she was thought to be Sherry by some.

  • Badass Damsel: In her scenario.
  • Bodyguard Crush: On Leon.
    • Hilariously so.
  • The Chick: While most of the time she's pretty much a Distressed Damsel, there's a few times in which she makes herself useful.
  • The Dev Team Thinks of Everything: A minor example. When you play with the default outfit, Ashley won't let you look under her skirt if she's above you (she'll close her legs and admonish you for trying). Play with the second outfit (where she's wearing a pop-starlet kind of outfit with a pair of long pants) and she doesn't respond if you try the same thing.
  • Distressed Damsel: She sticks with you for a couple of chapters when you first find her before traps in the castle separate you. The next two times you find her, she wind up kidnapped again by the end of the chapter.
  • Eyes of Gold/Curtains Match the Window
  • Improvised Weapon User: She can use candles/lanterns in the rooms when you play her.
  • Kill It with Fire: One of her few attacks is to throw candles at enemies.
  • Gag Boobs: A result of Luis's Lampshading.
    • Further lampshaded, the trophy for rescuing her?

  "Secure the Ballistics"

  • Panty Shot: Allegedly, the panties have a rather detailed graphic...
  • The President's Daughter
  • Stone Wall: Armor Ashley is completely invincible to any form of attack. It is a perfectly viable strategy to use Armor Ashley to lure enemies away from Leon as he snipes them from a distance... with a rocket. Ashley will be perfectly fine.
  • Video Game Caring Potential/Video Game Cruelty Potential: Depends on your take on Escort Missions.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: No kidding! Do it right, and you can have her performing Leon's very suplex move on enemies!
    • Ashley uses the same controls as Leon, but since she never finds any weapons in her chapter, you're not supposed to be able to fight. If you manage to hit a monk with one of the doors, though, you can run up and use one of the context-sensitive melee commands.
    • Sadly, said ability only works in the original Game Cube release.

Ingrid Hunnigan

 "May I remind you that you're still on duty?"

Leon's Mission Control in Resident Evil 4.

The Merchant

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 "Got a collection of good things on sale, stranger!"

A strange pirate-merchant guy introduced in RE4. Clad in a black, hooded coat and purple neckerchief, the Merchant would be available at some point during the level to sell and buy items. He's a mysterious and quirky fellow and gained quite the fanbase as a result.

Supporting Characters Introduced In Resident Evil 5

Sheva Alomar

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 "Don't worry. I may not be as big as you, but I can still hold my own!"

Chris' partner during 5, with whom he develops a strong bond. She joined the BSAA to fight against biological weapons since her parents had been victims of experiments carried out in Africa with said weapons.

  Josh: Sheva became the little sister of the team.

  Sheva: There's only so much one person can do. Even a superhero like you, Chris.

Josh Stone

The captain of BSAA West Africa Branch and Sheva's mentor. He becomes Jill's partner in DLC, Desperate Escape.

Supporting Characters Introduced In Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles

Manuela Hidalgo

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The daughter of the drug lord Javier Hidalgo. Kept alive by the T-Veronica virus, she is rescued by Leon and Krauser during the prequel story in Darkside Chronicles.

  • Awesomeness Is Volatile: Too much blood loss, such as from tossing out bloody fireballs, and she'll incinerate herself.
  • Achey Scars: Repeatedly throughout Darkside Chronicles, she clutches her arm in pain.
  • Bad Powers, Good People: She's definitely good, but this series is notorious for having people who augment their bodies or gain special abilities as being evil.
  • Blessed with Suck: Sure, her powers are cool and effective... for ten minutes. Any more than that, and they'll kill her.
  • Blondes Are Evil: Subverted. She's a T-Veronica virus infectee, with more than a passing resemblance to Alexia Ashford...and she's one of the good guys.
  • Bloody Murder: Fire blood.
  • Blue Eyes: For innocence
  • Body Horror: Her right arm is necrotic. When unleashing her powers, it appears to be stripped down to the bone.
  • Bodyguard Crush: She really does like Leon.
  • Character Development: Becomes more proactive throughout The Darkside Chronicles. By the end, she comes to understand herself and her powers better, learning how to hold on to her soul and maintain control of herself by embracing both humanity and the pain that comes with it.
  • Color Coded for Your Convenience: She wears all white. She's naturally the '"pure" character in Darkside Chronicles.
  • Damsel in Distress: She has the sense to break out and run for the heroes, though.
  • Does Not Like Shoes
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Throughout The Darkside Chronicles, we are shown numerous examples where virus infectees meet very messy ends. The end of The Darkside Chronicles says that Manuela coexists stably with the Veronica virus and is no longer terminally ill, very likely as a result of her personal growth.
  • Eleventh-Hour Ranger: She's been with you for a while, but she'll join the fight against the final boss with her powers. She'll do most of the damage too, if you let her.
  • Eleventh-Hour Superpower: Unleashes the powers granted to her by the Veronica virus right before the final boss fight. She's able to toss her blood out as large explosive fireballs, vastly speeding up the process of whittling down the final boss.
  • Foil: To Alexia Ashford, especially as she is presented in The Darkside Chronicles. Both are Veronica virus infectees with similar powers, coexisting with the virus, but are at polar opposites on the morality globe.
  • Freaky Is Cool: Krauser thinks so, at least.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars
  • The Ingenue: She is soft-spoken as all get-out, but also intelligent and highly courageous. The naivety fades out as she comes to develop her own philosophy regarding the Veronica virus and its gifts which certainly serves her better than everyone else who tried to use it for power.
  • Leitmotif: She even sings it.
  • Let's Get Dangerous: Right before the final boss, she decides to quit sitting back Finally allowing herself to use her zombie superpowers.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: With regards to her father, Javier Hidalgo, a drug lord and bioterrorist.
  • Playing with Fire
  • Red Right Hand: The bandages on her arm are covering scarring that is from her infection with the T-Veronica Virus.
  • Scars Are Forever: Averted in the bad ending. Just before she dies, her arm heals up.
  • Sweet and Sour Grapes: The essence of her relationship with the T-Virus within her. If the pain of living sickly gets too much, she can just let go and become a monster--that's the very basis of the T-virus, as Darkside Chronicles shows again and again. It is withstanding pain and holding on to both the good and bad in life that allows her to live with the virus, and Krauser and Leon's faith in her gives her a reason to do so.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Somewhat discussed in Darkside Chronicles. Leon's only heard of psychos wanting the Veronica Virus or people horribly mutating if they were forced to contract it. He expresses shock that it was used as a treatment. Once he adjusts, though, he shoots down Krauser's idea that they should kill her before she becomes a threat.
  • Woman in White: Runs around the entire game in a tattered white bloodstained mini dress.

Supporting Characters Introduced In Resident Evil Revelations

Parker Luciani

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Jill's partner in Revelations and a relatively new BSAA agent. The year before joining the BSAA, he was a member of the Federal Bioterrorism Commission, where he got to witness the Terragrigia Panic first hand with his partner Jessica.

Jessica Sherawat

Chris's partner in Revelations. She was an agent in the Federal Bioterrorism Commission, but following the Terragrigia incident, she joined the BSAA "to be on the right side."

  • Faux Action Girl: Jessica is ostensibly as capable as any other BSAA agent in the series, and to her credit, she survives right alongside Parker in the levels set during the Terragrigia Panic. As Chris's partner, however, she does next to nothing, and is mostly remembered for the abbreviated wetsuit she puts on when Chris's game shifts to the Zenobia.
  • Flirting Under Fire: She's capable of keeping up a breezy, vaguely flirtatious dialogue with Parker while their position is being swarmed by Hunters, and she does everything short of throwing herself at Chris while they're investigating hostile territory swarming with BOWs.
  • Friendly Sniper: Carries a large rifle in the current-day missions with Chris. Turns out that she isn't so friendly.
  • Karma Houdini: In a radical departure from the series's previous plot conventions, Jessica manages to pull off a heel turn, yet also manages to survive the events of the game.
  • The Mole: It turns out she's actually working for the Global Pharmeceudical Consortium along with Vester. She's given a sample of T-Abyss by him in a post-credits scene.

Raymond Vester

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A member of the FBC also present on the Zenobia along with Parker and Jill in Revelations. Another survivor of the Terragrigia Panic. Boarded the Queen Zenobia with his partner Rachel but they become separated in an attempt to restore power to the vessel. She is ultimately claimed by the T-Abyss Virus.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Parker still calls him "Cadet."
  • Agent Peacock: Not a straight example of this, but he's more effeminate-looking than the rest of the male cast.
  • Dead Partner: Rachael, but he's not aware of this when he first mentions her.
  • Faking the Dead: Jessica shoots him while he's masquerading as Veltro and he pretends to die so he can confront her himself.
  • I Can Still Fight
  • The Mole: Employed by O'Brian to be his informant within the FBC, as part of a plan to reveal Lansdale's involvement with Veltro (which also happens to be the real reason why he's on the Zenobia). Unfortunately it turns out that he's also employed by the same company Jessica is, and provides her with a sample of T-Abyss.
  • New Meat: With regard to the FBC anyway. He was with the US Military before joining them, but this didn't prove experience enough for taking on bioterrorism incidents, and he was subsequently badly injured during the Terragrigia Panic.
  • Double Reverse Quadruple Agent

Clive R. O'Brian

The director of the North American BSAA during the time of Revelations. Was heavily involved with the Terragrigia Panic as well as the Queen Zenobia Incident.

  • Batman Gambit: Orchestrates the return of Veltro using the abandoned ships, a disused airport and Vester, going as far to deceive his own agents to achieve this. It's all for the greater good to reveal Lansdale's involvement in Veltro.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Reasonable Authority Figure
  • Turn in Your Badge: Resigns from his position after the events of Revelations, but is kept around as an advisor.

Quint Cetcham

A member of the BSAA introduced in Revelations. A dab hand with technology and a film buff.

  • Bash Brothers: With Keith.
  • Code Name: "Jackass".
  • Lower Deck Episode: You occasionally get to follow Quint and Keith's mission in Northern Europe during the main Campaign, with Quint acting as the AI companion.
  • Mission Control: Briefly, to Jill and Parker in Episode 6 and 7.
  • Otaku: Likes to make movie references fairly regularly.
  • Techno Wizard: Invented the technology behind the Genesis Scanner (which is incorporated into his headset) and scavenges data with ease from a computer found in aircraft wreckage.

Keith Lumley

Another BSAA operative introduced in Revelations. He hangs out with Quint and is a close-combat specialist.

  • But Not Too Black: He's one of those dudes who doesn't have an immediately identifiable ethnicity. Best guess: he's half-black, half-white.
  • Code Name: "Grinder".
  • Bash Brothers: With Quint.
  • In the Hood: Wears a green hooded sweater under his fatigues, although it doesn't exactly make him look brooding or threatening.
  • Kukris Are Kool: Uses two of 'em as his melee weaponry of choice.
  • Lower Deck Episode: Same as with Quint, but Keith is the playable character.

Supporting Characters Introduced In Resident Evil 6

Helena Harper

Leon's companion in 6. She is a government agent who holds herself responsible for the virus outbreak in Tall Oaks.

Piers Nivans

A BSAA operative serving under Special Operations Unit Alpha Team, and Chris's partner in RE6.

  • Early-Bird Cameo: First appeared in the preview chapter of serialised manga BIOHAZARD: Marhawa Desire, in September 2011.
    • His first name was mistakenly translated there as "Beards," which caused a lot of amused reactions from Western journalists and fans.

Villains Introduced in Resident Evil

Albert Wesker


 "Every day, humans come one step closer to self destruction! I'm not destroying the world, I'm saving it!"

The series's chief antagonist, Wesker has been directly or indirectly responsible for the events of every game, and always seems to come out on top. He has a stronger rivalry with Chris than with any other character.

  • Adaptational Wimp: Kind of. The Wesker Mode for the BioHazard pachinko game if the player successfully bypasses all the monsters in his lair has Chris and/or Jill entering his headquarters and easily disabling him by winging him in the shoulder, and presumably arresting him. Somewhat justified, since this technically occurred during the events of the Mansion Incident, which occurred before his massive powerup.
    • Trap Master: That being said, what he lacks in his superpowers in that mode, he more than compensates for his use of traps and monsters.
  • A Father to His Men: Going by his referring to S.T.A.R.S. as "lovely" in the remake (see Even Evil Has Standards/Pragmatic Villainy below) as well as his more disgusted tone when explaining his motives in the original, he did to some extent care for the S.T.A.R.S. unit, although that doesn't stop him from feeding them to the B.O.Ws as test data under his volition and Umbrella's command.
  • A God Am I: By Resident Evil 5 he's gone this way, after absorbing too much of Spencer's deluded philosophy.
  • Adaptational Badass: In Code Veronica X, the enhanced remake of Code Veronica, Wesker gets this treatment. In the original game, while no less of a badass, he had a Curb Stomp Battle handed to him by Alexia's first form, and only managed to survive, let alone escape, because Alexia noticed Chris peek out and got distracted. In Code Veronica X, Wesker actually manages to go toe-to-toe with Alexia upon her transformation and even land a blow against her, and only ended up fleeing because his hatred of Chris kicked in at the worst possible time when Chris was forced to reveal himself.
  • Animal Eyes
  • Arch Enemy: To all the protagonists, but especially Jill and Chris.
  • Back From the Dead: Repeatedly.
  • Badass Abnormal: As Umbrella Chronicles establishes, he was a Badass long before he injected himself with the Progenitor Virus.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: In Umbrella Chronicles and in 4.
  • Badass Longcoat: In some of Umbrella Chronicles and most of 5.
  • Benevolent Boss: May have been one to his Hive-Capture Force mercenary group, if his reaction to their call to him is anything to go by. To put it in perspective, he planned on torturing Claire Redfield to death specifically as revenge to Chris, though just as he was about to dish out the pain, he got a call and told his men "stay there, I'm coming" and promptly left Claire alone after that. Though it's unclear whether that was meant to imply his men were in danger and they were calling for his help, or if they found a discovery that piqued Wesker's interest enough that he immediately left.
  • Big Bad: For the original and 5. His influence is felt across the entire series as well.
  • Blackmail: Want to know the reason why Wesker got Barry Burton to aid him in luring several STARS to their death? It's because he threatened to hurt his family if he didn't do so. Ironically, he had no intention of carrying out the threat, which bit him in the butt when he admitted it.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil
  • Blue Eyes: Going by renders of Wesker prior to his mutation (without his sunglasses), his eye-color was blue.
  • Blue Oni: To Birkin's red.
  • The Chessmaster: Nothing, no one[2], and no event is out of his scope when he's scheming; you will be accounted for.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: First as The Mole for STARS, then double-crosses Umbrella, kills Spencer and then pulls a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness on Excella. Although to be fair regarding Spencer, it is heavily implied that bit had been engineered by the latter.
    • Heck, of the characters whom he has interacted with, there are only three people whom he hadn't backstabbed in any way.[3] The first is William Birkin, at least in the original game (where he and Birkin were very casual about the former resigning from Umbrella, and if anything, based on Wesker's Report, Wesker attempted to save Birkin from H.U.N.K. via Ada Wong, but was too late), the second is Jack Krauser (Wesker if anything implied that he actually did hope Krauser would kill Leon in Resident Evil 4), and possibly Alex Wesker (as the Japanese files for Resident Evil Revelations 2 implied that much of Wesker's actions throughout his life were in an attempt to save Alex Wesker from death).
  • Color Coded for Your Convenience: All black(and later red/orange), for evil. Even if he wears deep navy blue during the Mansion Incident, it still counts.
  • Dark Messiah: During his villainous breakdown in Resident Evil 5, he tells Chris that he doesn't plan on destroying the planet Earth, but rather he plans to save it. Unfortunately, his method of doing so involves exterminating several people with the Uroboros virus.
    • Ironically, given Jake Muller, Wesker's son, carrying the only thing that would remove the bioterrorist viruses from the world, Wesker may in a way have saved the world, in a sense.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: The beginning of Wesker's Report implied that, while he did still intend to become CEO of Umbrella one day, he merely intended to continue what he at that time thought was the good work Umbrella was doing via its reputation. It's when he met with Birkin that caused him to become the Chronic Backstabbing Disorder individual we all love to hate. and that's not even getting into how Spencer played a role in his upbringing.
  • Deadpan Snarker: There's one moment in Umbrella Chronicles where Wesker of all people gives a rather sardonic quip, which is when seeing Lisa Trevor stalking him in the second half of his escape from the doomed Spencer Mansion.

Wesker: She [Lisa] must like me.

    • Also in the same level, also to Lisa:

Wesker: Starting to tire?

  • Death-Activated Superpower: How he became even more badass after the first game. The Japanese version subverts it a bit since the file indicated that the virus merely cushioned an otherwise fatal blow and took a little time for him to resuscitate from the grievous injury, though he still counts it as his "first death" regardless of version.
  • Dirty Cop/The Mole: In the first Resident Evil game, he was the leader of STARS, and also happened to be under Umbrella's employ. In fact, he lured them to the mansion to have more test subjects.
    • Slight subversion to the former trope, as it is made clear that he was with Umbrella from the start. He also implies in Wesker's Report that having dirty cops/moles within the Raccoon Police Department was standard operating procedure for Umbrella as a form of "crisis management."
  • Dodge the Bullet: Can individually dodge bullets fired from automatic weapons, unless he isn't aware of the player's position.
  • Enemy Mine: In Umbrella Chronicles, he fights Sergei as Jill and Chris fight T.A.L.O.S., which is Sergei's experiment. It's a downplayed example in that case, however, as neither Chris nor Jill were aware that Wesker was even present in the area (or indeed, even aware of his role in getting them to the location in the first place). In Code: Veronica, it looked like him and Chris would fight Alexia together, but then he ran off (although in Code: Veronica X, he does state that Chris can handle Alexia, citing that he was "one of [Wesker's] best men").
  • Estrogen Brigade Bait: To the Majority of Females Fans at least.
  • Even Evil Has Standards/Pragmatic Villainy: Although he makes it clear that he does plan to destroy STARS to gain battle data for the B.O.Ws, his choice of words in both the original and the remake when revealing this implies that he is not particularly happy about having to do so.

Original: Wesker: No, the worst [possible situation] happened with the Tyrant virus. I had to lose several of my S.T.A.R.S. team members because of it...

REmake: Wesker: The Tyrant virus leaked, polluting this whole place... and unfortunately, I had to give up my lovely members of S.T.A.R.S....

  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Sort of. The Japanese version of Revelations 2 indicated that most of his actions in the games up to Resident Evil 5 were intended to save Alex Wesker, his "sister".
    • While "love" is a bit too strong of a word since the two of them are straight (or at most asexual in Wesker's case), the tie-in document Wesker's Report indicated he did genuinely care for Birkin, and had actually attempted to save him from Umbrella, but unfortunately, before he had a chance to enact his plan via Ada, HUNK beat him to Birkin.
  • Evil Brit: Kind of. His appearances in all games except for the original Resident Evil as well as the REmake depict him as speaking with a noticeably British accent akin to George Saunders as well as Alan Rickman and David Bowie, although it is never made clear whether he actually is British.
  • Evilutionary Biologist
  • Evil Mentor: To Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, as he says that they were trained under him in the reveal that he was the mole to Umbrella.
  • Final Boss: Of RE5.
  • Flash Step: By 5, his Super Speed takes this form at times, especially when dodging bullets.
  • Freudian Excuse: Kind of. Resident Evil 5 implies that everything about him was pretty much the result of Spencer manipulating him since "adoption."
  • Genius Bruiser: Is repeatedly stated as having been a child prodigy by files you find throughout the game. He can also punch you across a room.
    • And through doors made of stone.
    • Heck, even before he faked his death and mutated, he was skilled enough in martial arts to take down zombie dogs with no effort, and was actually able to go toe-to-toe with an Ivan (which would have been far more powerful than the Tyrant he "got killed" by) during the events of Resident Evil Zero, and also during that time, he was part of the research team.
  • The Ghost: Even after his death in Resident Evil 5, he nonetheless factored into the plot of various games, namely his presence is alluded to in Darkside Chronicles, and even gets a brief cameo that foreshadows Krauser throwing his lot with him in the true ending, Resident Evil: Revelations indirectly alludes to Wesker's confrontation with Chris and Jill at the Spencer Estate in the prologue to Resident Evil 5 in that game's ending, Resident Evil 6, aside from debuting his son Jake Muller, also has Carla being partially inspired by him in terms of destroying the world (although to a far greater degree than even what Wesker himself would have approved of), and Resident Evil: Revelations 2 features the debut of his (adopted) sister Alex Wesker who is shown to immensely look up to him and even tried to reuse his goals during the game's second half (with several files in the Japanese version implying that all of his acts in the prior games were a desperate attempt to save his sister), and Umbrella Corps even implies that he might not actually be as dead as previously believed. Downplayed in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, as it is made clear that his Hive-Capture Force from Code Veronica was responsible in part for The Connections' creation of Eveline, although it was not made clear whether Wesker himself played any part in her creation.
  • Go Mad From the Revelation: Prior to paying Spencer a visit, Wesker was a pretty level-headed Chessmaster. Afterwards (once he learns of his origins) he jumps off the deep end and forms a god-complex.
  • Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: He has freaky orange and gold eyes slit like a Snake, that is when you actually see them. Naturally, he's evil.
  • The Heavy: He's still working for Spencer in Resident Evil 1, but it's Wesker who actually moves the plot along. He takes over this role again in RE5.
  • Humans Are Bastards: If certain portions of his Hannibal Lecture towards Chris and Sheva during the final level of Resident Evil 5 is to be taken literally.
  • Immortality: Implied to be a Type 2, as he looks like he is only in his twenties, even when, by the time of his true death, he was a lot closer to his late forties. Most likely, this was the result of the result of the virus he injected himself with.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: This was the cause of his "death" in the first game (both the original and the remake) in all scenarios except for the Barry Burton Lives ending (in which case, he is shot by Barry, and later either ends up killed offscreen via a Chimera, or escaped completely, depending on whether it is the original version or the remake, respectively.)
  • Implacable Man: Throw something at him. Chances are it won't hit him in the first place or that it won't keep him down for more than a minute at most.
    • Wesker had a crane full of steel girders dropped on his head in Code Veronica X. It only fazed him for a few moments.
  • Ink Suit Actor: Based very heavily on David Bowie.
    • As for the voice, according to Richard Waugh himself, that was a Sure Why Not - in an interview, he stated that his voice for Wesker was based on Shere Khan.
      • D. C. Douglas, Wesker's current voice as of Umbrella Chronicles, even stated that he based the voice on Bowie.
      • Also, his mannerisms in the fifth game at least, not to mention his overall attire and appearance, are indicative of Agent Smith.
  • Joker Immunity: But he dies in 5.
  • Large Ham: By 5 (with his most villainous British accent to date). DC Douglas indulges in some Ham and Cheese for a few outtake lines.
  • Last-Name Basis: Somewhat of a problem, what with Alex Wesker running around somewhere. Though I guess you could just call him "Alex" and him "Wesker"?
    • Subverted in Revelations 2. He was referred to as "Wesker" exactly once, by Barry Burton during the second episode's ending. All other instances have him being referenced as "Albert", largely due to Alex Wesker's prominence as the Big Bad of the game.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Wesker can move too fast to be seen, yet punch straight through a person's chest.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father / Parental Abandonment: Wesker made love with an Eastern European woman before leaving her. He ended up having a son named Jake Muller whom he will never meet. In his defense, however, its implied he simply was unaware of her pregnancy.
  • Mad Scientist: But try telling him that.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Too much of Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil 1, Resident Evil 4, and parts of the Umbrella Chronicles. A great deal of the plot is the result of him and Sergei trying to outdo one another in The Man Behind the Man department.
  • Mole in Charge: Was the commanding officer of S.T.A.R.S., and yet was actually going to lead the S.T.A.R.S. units to being tested against Umbrella's (now rogue) BOWs.
  • Motive Rant: During his second fight with Chris.

  "Has it never occurred to you that this planet is overpopulated? Only a handful of humans truly matter. Everyone else is just so much chaff. So now, I have to separate this chaff from the wheat. And with Uroboros, I can finally accomplish this."

  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Umbrella Chronicles and post-Code Veronica materials reveal that Wesker getting impaled by the Tyrant in the first game was deliberately done on his part specifically to not only cheat death, but also become more powerful at the same time in order to remove Spencer. Downplayed a bit in the Japanese version, as while Wesker does consider it his "first death", the file found in the same chapter implied that, thanks to the virus injection he received earlier, he merely got put into a five minute coma.
  • Not Me This Time: In the Umbrella Chronicles prequel manga dealing with the Umbrella's End scenario, Chris, when encountering Wesker at a Russian village that had been infected with the T-virus, accuses him of instigating the outbreak. However, Wesker makes clear he had not been responsible, and that it was a mere accident.
  • Obviously Evil: Not as apparent back in the day, but since Umbrella Chronicles, with his current voice, would you imagine him as a good guy?
  • One of Us: His current voice actor, D. C. Douglas, if his work here is anything to go by.
  • Playing Both Sides: Plays every. single. freaking. side. to his own advantage.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Some in-game files, particularly related to Jill, implied that Wesker attempted to scale back Uroboros' otherwise 100% lethality rate to a slightly lesser lethality rate via Jill's antibodies. Note that he wasn't doing this for altruistic motives so much as him realizing that a 100% lethality rate isn't going to help his agenda of evolving humanity.
    • Similarly, the Umbrella's End prequel manga for Umbrella Chronicles had Wesker deliberately avoiding doing much more than small-chat with Chris regarding the village, as he was trying to locate the safe containing Umbrella information.
    • This is actually part of the reason he became distrusting of Spencer if Wesker's Report II is of any indication. In particular, during the second part, Wesker was wondering what Spencer's aims were for creating the T-virus to be a 100% effective and independent perfect weapon, with even Wesker being slightly bothered and baffled at the inherent implications behind this, as well as viewing it as completely unfeasible of a task.

Wesker: But the effects of the [tyrant] virus vary greatly between people and there was no 100% guarantee for it to infect the DNA. Every person has a different DNA structure, and some may react differently. If a zombie were to pass on the infection to a group of people, 10% would not get infected. This we could do nothing about, even though we continued to study the DNA. With the remaining 90% of people that did get infected, this would still be enough to be used as a weapon, but Spencer thought differently. Our employer wanted a 100% human-killing, independent perfect weapon. But why? Originally, the bio-weapon was to be made with very little cost. But our research into the human bio-weapon, was getting more expensive. If Spencer just wanted to make money, he wouldn't have chosen this path. If used as an ordinary weapon, he could easily make a profit from it. But to continue researching it as an independent perfect-killing weapon like we've been doing, it wouldn't add up. Why does he continue the research even though he's loosing money? I would understand if he was aiming for a military industry monopoly to change the meaning of war… I still didn't understand Spencer's real intentions.

  • Precision F-Strike: Kind of: During his final confrontation with Chris and Sheva, Wesker when pursuing Sheva yells "Damn you!" Ordinarily a very tame swear, but considering Wesker generally doesn't even curse due to his more collected persona, it really does drive the point home as to how much he's lost any semblance of self-control.
  • Putting on the Reich: Kind of. Wesker has Blond hair, blue eyes (prior to his mutation), and upon mutating gained superhuman strength, speed, and endurance, similar to the Nazi's view of the ideal Aryan. Likewise, he was engineered to be the perfect human, similar to the supposed Aryans.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: After he comes Back From the Dead in Code: Veronica. Although they were yellow first.
  • Renaissance Man: Geneticist, virologist, corporate executive, corporate spy, elite SWAT team commander, supersoldier and criminal mastermind.
  • Ret Canon: Prior to Code Veronica, and especially the first Wesker's Report, the only time it was hinted at that Wesker would be infected (whether deliberately or not) with any strain of the t-Virus was in the optional Battle Mode included in the Sega Saturn version, where Wesker appears as an enemy zombie that's tougher than the usual kind.
  • The Rival: To Sergei Vladimir.
  • The Slow Walk: Although he clearly is capable of running faster, he is shown to utilize this trope during most boss fights in Resident Evil 5, presumably as a form of intimidation. This is especially evident during the 7-minute battle.
  • The Sociopath: If the novelizations are to be believed.
  • The Social Darwinist: Believes the vast bulk of humanity are worthless and that only a minority of people- with superior talent, intelligence, physical stats. etc- have ever actually mattered throughout human history. He assumes that Ourobouros will weed out the weak and the strong will survive and become superhuman, though baring in mind that the only reason he could handle it was probably due to all the experiments performed on him and the fact that he was already superhuman, and that Word of God implies that even he would have been killed by Ourobouros eventually, his plan might actually have just wiped out every living thing on the planet.
    • In Wesker's defense regarding the latter bit, a few of the in-game files indicated he was genre savvy enough to realize Uroboros in its pure form would wipe out everything, and used Jill and her antibodies as a test subject specifically to tone down its more lethal nature enough to allow for actual survivors per his agenda.
  • The Starscream: To Umbrella. Deconstructed, as it is strongly implied that not only was Spencer fully aware of Wesker's intentions of betraying Spencer and Umbrella, he actually orchestrated the events that would result in Wesker deciding to take down Umbrella.
    • Also an inversion in the case of S.T.A.R.S., as he backstabbed Enrico Marini and was directly and personally responsible for silencing him, and Marini was his second-in-command, being the leader of Bravo Unit (with Wesker, aside from leading all of S.T.A.R.S., personally leading Alpha Unit).
  • Sunglasses At Night: His trademark.
  • Super Speed: After taking the experimental virus, he moves faster than the human mind can process. See Dodge the Bullet above. To the naked eye, it looks like he's teleporting.
  • Super Soldier: The virus strain that he injected himself with to fake his death to Umbrella essentially made him this. It's also implied that the virus was actually designed by Spencer as part of his ultimate scheme, making the virus almost a super soldier serum.
  • Super Strength: Capable of lifting missles with one hand, piercing through his enemies' chests with his fingers, and holding Chris with one hand by the throat, among other feats of his strength after his upgrade.
  • Telepathy: The Umbrella Chronicles novelizations imply that Wesker post-prototype virus injection was capable of mentally exerting his will over various Umbrella bioweapons, in particular Nemesis.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Got his start at 18.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With William Birkin, his long time friend and rival. Admittedly, their time as this is mostly in the series backstory and Resident Evil 0, but they went to college and later worked as top researchers at Umbrella together for years.
  • Took a Level In Badass: The Resident Evil series' most infamous example. In the original Resident Evil, and to a lesser extent the remake, he was an ordinary human being and more of a Big Bad Wannabe, clearly overestimating the level of control he had to the Tyrant and got impaled for it. Starting with Code Veronica which revealed his survival, however, he was shown to utilize various superhuman abilities, with some inhuman side-effects, and was shown to be Dangerously Genre Savvy (avoiding exacting revenge on Chris until all of his mission objectives were accomplished), pretty quickly being promoted to the Big Bad.
  • Tyke Bomb: Revealed to be one of several Wesker children by Spencer.
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: He is a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with Chris, Jill & (in Ultimate MVC 3) Nemesis.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Was revealed to be this to Spencer all along in Resident Evil 5. Suffice to say, he doesn't take this revelation very well...
  • Villain Team-Up: With Doctor Doom in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
  • Villain Protagonist: In Umbrella Chronicles and various bonus levels.
  • Villainous Breakdown: RE5. Full stop. The moment he gets injected with his Weaksauce Weakness serum, he completely loses his shit and by the final battle he's reduced to Darwinistic ranting and feral screaming.
    • Well, Ada does play him in the end of Separate Ways.
      • The fact that Wesker was Out-Gambitted by Ada could be seen as more of a case of the Villain Ball than Ada actually being any good at manipulating people. Being tricked so easily is very Out of Character for Wesker, seeing as Ada is an absolute disaster when it comes to not acting suspicious (makes you wonder how she's still a spy). Those who have played Resident Evil 4 Separate Ways will have realised that every single conversation Ada had with Wesker pretty much said "I'm going to stab you in the back". Heck, the fact that she hesitated when Wesker first told her to kill Leon (and then failed to do) was a massive give-away that she was unreliable, something someone with supposedly genius-level intelligence should have noticed (although it is strongly implied that he was fully aware of the likelihood that Ada would betray him).
    • His actual Villainous Breakdown arguably occurred far earlier, when he learned that Spencer essentially manipulated his every move, resulting in the full blown god complex that he currently has. Beforehand, he usually manipulates both sides, by the main game of Resident Evil 5, however, he's spouting that he's a god.
  • Villainous BSOD: See Villainous Breakdown, specifically the last entry.
    • An arguable case of this also drove him to betray Umbrella in the first place, since he deduced that if Spencer could coldly kill Marcus, his partner, in cold blood via Wesker and Birkin, there's nothing stopping Spencer from eventually doing the same to him.
  • Weapon of Choice: His S.T.A.R.S. issued Beretta handgun, which he still carries during the events in Kijuju.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Assuming that Wesker wasn't a nut to begin with, his injecting himself with a virus (and being revived by it) certainly made him such. Even if he was, it certainly made him a lot more nuttier than before.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Despite his failure to procure an intact Queen Plaga, he nonetheless managed to achieve his goal of getting the next best thing, a Dominance Plaga from Krauser, which still helped in his plans.
    • Also showcased to a certain extent in Separate Ways: When Wesker and Ada learned that Leon S. Kennedy was in Spain, Wesker insisted that the latter kill Leon, both to avoid him stumbling upon their plan to retrieve Las Plaga, and mostly to eliminate a loose end regarding the Raccoon City Incident (due to Leon being one of the few survivors of that event). However, he eventually settles for simply letting Leon continue living for the purpose of acting as a distraction for the Los Illuminados and Saddler more specifically, and eventually even letting the two fight each other for the death, although he still remained adamant that after the Los Illuminados and Saddler were dealt with, Ada must kill Leon should he survive the fight.
    • He is apparently about as gifted at this trope as Palpatine was, if Wesker's Report is to be believed.

Lisa Trevor

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Umbrella's "patient zero", the first individual to survive injection with the Progenitor Virus, T-Virus, and many others and come out stronger. Her genetic tissue was also the origin for Birkin's "G-Virus". Introduced in the REmake, Lisa is the daughter of the Spencer mansion's architect, George Trevor. When her father was murdered to protect the mansion's secrets, both Lisa and her mother Jessica were kidnapped and used as test subjects by Umbrella. While Jessica had no reaction to viral injection and was killed before she could attempt escape with Lisa, Lisa had a strong reaction to everything Umbrella could think to throw at her, and was heavily experimented upon for the greater part of forty years, breaking her fragile sanity, while also turning her into to a nearly invincible monstrosity. Testing finally ceased when Lisa murdered the Umbrella researchers posing as her parents, and sewed their faces to her own in hopes that she might return them to her parents. Yup. Believed by many fans to be the creepiest character in the series.

Villains Introduced in Resident Evil 2

William Birkin


Umbrella's top scientist, cohort of Albert Wesker, father of Sherry Birkin, and creator of the G-Virus. The main enemy of 2, having become a monster after injecting his virus into his own system to keep it out of the hands of the Umbrella Security Service and to save his own life.

  • Bishounen: Not to the same degree a young Marcus, but yeah, definitely.
  • Blob Monster: His final form is a featurless blob with dozens of teeth and Combat Tentacles.
  • Blond Guys Are Evil: His hair is brown in 2, but in the Chronicles games, he's blond.
  • Body Horror: To a terrifying degree after he injects himself with the G-Virus.
  • Carry a Big Stick: Birkin's first form wields a section of piping as a makeshift club.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: One of the series's most notable examples. His final form is a massive blob with More Teeth Than the Osmond Family--and a complete lack of mobility. Justified, as this form is the result of healing badly following his fourth form's destruction.
  • Combat Tentacles: In his final form.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Pre-G-virus his wife and daughter were this to him.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: Worked on the Progenitor virus and the T-virus with Marcus, designed the G-virus and Wesker's experimental mutagen himself, cheerfully experimented on human beings in order to do so...yeah he counts.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: In the original Resident Evil 2, Birkin has a deep voice comparable to Wesker's voice in later games, which can be seen in Annette's flashback to his being shot by HUNK's group. Later games give him a more nasally higher-pitched voice.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: As a monster, he has one on his shoulder.
  • Final Boss: His Clipped-Wing Angel form is the last boss you face in RE2.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Alexia Ashford, who was hired at an even younger age than he was.
  • Healing Factor: Everytime he's damaged his mutations increase, closing the wounds and altering his body still further. It isn't perfect though, and the mutations are at times far from beneficial; when his fourth form is almost destroyed the only way for his healing factor to bail him out to transform him into a limbless immobile blob.
  • The Heavy: In RE2, where he's the opponent you face the most, the one responsible for the outbreak, and the one who drives most of Claire's actions as he attempts to reclaim his daughter from her.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In the Chronicles and Operation Raccoon City games, he shares a voice actor with none other than Frank West.
  • Implacable Man: Goes through 4 different One-Winged Angel forms and one Clipped-Wing Angel before he's finally stopped.
  • Klingon Promotion: He and Wesker murdered their mentor, Dr. James Marcus, on Spencer's orders. Afterwards Wesker became Spencer's spy, and Birkin recieved Marcus' old job and control of his research.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower
  • Mad Scientist
  • Monster Is A Daddy: A bit of an inversion in terms of the trope's usual turn of events.
  • One-Winged Angel: To an ungodly degree. He goes through four dangerous forms and one Clipped-Wing Angel form, before finally dying.
  • Papa Wolf: Oddly enough, Birkin shows a bit of this in the remake where his infamous scene of "impregnating" Chief Brian Irons occurs right as the latter is about to assault Sherry, his daughter, not to mention him saving her from Mr. X. Unfortunately, that last bit is when G takes over his consciousness.
  • Recurring Boss: Comes back in one One-Winged Angel form after another, forcing you to face him no fewer than five times.
  • Red Oni: To Wesker's blue.
  • Super Strength: Starts out strong and gets stronger with each transformation.
  • Teen Genius: Was 16 when he was hired by Umbrella.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Had no problems committing horrifically unethical experiments at 16.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: Birkin and Wesker went to college, trained and worked at Umbrella together, and hung out together in Resident Evil 0. A file in 5 confirms that Birkin was the one who gave Wesker the virus that made him super-human.
  • Tragic Monster: An unusual example - he was by no means a sympathetic character before his transformation, but try telling that to his distraught family.
    • Especially since you spend half the game hanging out with his Woobie of a daughter who never learned to properly tie her shoe.
    • The 2019 remake makes him slightly more of this, where it is heavily implied that he is horrified by the carnage he is enacting as G and constantly Fighting From the Inside of his infection, and even showcases a few Papa Wolf moments to Sherry before G ultimately overtakes him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: In the backstory. Birkin absolutely snapped when the U.S.S. came for the G-Virus, and attacked the HUNK and his men, setting off the events of RE2.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The G-virus has a profoundly negative impact on his sanity.

Brian Irons

The corrupt police chief of Raccoon City bribed by Umbrella, mostly by Birkin, into keeping it from harm.

  • Adaptational Villainy: Believe it or not, he comes across as even worse in the remake than in the original, where aside from his backstory as a rapist and his being bought for by Umbrella, and his screwing over the city to die, he also was revealed to have also worked as the head of an orphanage (that was a front for Umbrella no less) and had six hundred thousand kids taken in by Umbrella to be experimented on. Oh, and he doesn't even give ANY pretense of being nice either. Oh yeah, and he also outright kidnaps Sherry Birkin and contacts Claire to bring a pendant over to him if she wants Sherry to be safe, and later tries to murder her for leaving her room and throwing acid in his face (note that in the original game, not that he really cared about whether Sherry survived or not since he intended for the entirety of Raccoon City to die with him, but he never actively tried to harm Sherry despite explicitly being aware that she was running around the RPD).
  • Axe Crazy: And how.
  • Badass Normal/Humans Are the Real Monsters: Like HUNK below, Brian Irons is the only villain to not be infected with any viruses or pathogens (being impregnated with a G-embryo via Birkin nonwithstanding, though in the original game at least, he assumes he might have been infected with the T-virus). That doesn't stop him from being a very horrific individual, even by Resident Evil villain standards, however. The 2019 remake actually emphasizes this where he is a full-fledged boss in Sherry's brief playable segment, where despite clearly not being infected (yet, anyways, at least in regards to the G-Embryo), he proves to be a genuine threat to Sherry, even managing to break down a locked door Shining-style.
  • Body Horror: he dies "Aliens" style when the G-embryo bursts out of him.
    • He also gets a bit of this in the remake before then thanks largely to Sherry. See Two-Faced for more details.
  • Bad Boss: It's implied he murdered his secretary, he hunted surviving officers down for sport, and he installed a nerve gas system in the police station.
  • Death by Adaptation: Or rather, the manner of death. In the original game as well as the remake, he is killed by the G-embryo rejecting him and bursting out of him akin to the chestburster xenomorphs in Alien (and in the case of Leon A, Claire B of the former, is ripped in half by Birkin). In Darkside Chronicles, he instead seemingly transforms into G by having it absorb his innards and then shuck off his skin. Similarly, he doesn't seem to even indicate he encountered Birkin beforehand either due to being in the middle of stuffing the Mayor's daughter when he transforms, and his choice of last words to Claire and Leon implies that he somehow injected a copy of the G-virus into himself for some reason and caused him to mutate against his will.
  • Dirty Cop: Heck, even by dirty cop standards, he's scum.
  • Evil Brit: Subverted. He speaks with a British accent in a similar vein to Richard Griffiths, although it's implied to be fake and he is American in origin.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He certainly hammed it up when encountering Claire Redfield for the final time.
  • Fat Bastard
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: One of the memos has him nearly gun down the Umbrella security technician for the sewer lab when the latter tried to make an ice-breaking joke due to stress regarding covering up Umbrella's activities. This is also briefly shown in the original game where he proceeds to angrily scream at Claire to shut up and point his gun threateningly at her and rant at her about Raccoon City being destroyed by Umbrella's creations just because she asked him what happened to him.
  • Half the Man He Used To Be: The alternate method of his death, committed by G-Birkin.
  • Hate Sink: He's not sympathetic at all.
  • Laughing Mad: He gives some rather demented laughter once Claire arrives at his torture cellar before "congratulating" her for making it as far as she did and then entering a Motive Rant declaring his intent to have all of Raccoon City die with him before holding her up.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Semi-example in the original game: While he himself isn't related biologically to any of the main characters, he IS the one who reveals to Claire Redfield Sherry Birkin's familial ties towards the G-virus's creator, William Birkin.
  • Just Between You and Me: Effectively delivers this to Claire when cornering her in the original game, where he tells her at her request everything he knew about the G-virus, and also reveals Sherry's relationship to the virus's creator, William Birkin.
  • Moral Myopia: In the original game, he expresses genuine outrage over Umbrella ruining Raccoon City with the T-virus leak, despite the fact that he himself used many of its civilians as guinea pigs for their horrendous research in the first place.
  • Obviously Evil: Seriously, how did this man become the Chief of Police?
  • Put Them All Out of My Misery: Attempts to do this to Raccoon City, not just because Umbrella threw him under the bus, but also because he suspected he was among those infected with the T-virus.
  • Rape as Backstory: The opposite of how this trope usually works. 'cringe'
  • Relationship Upgrade: Of a sort. While his ties to Umbrella are very obvious in the original Resident Evil 2, there's little indicating he was an actual employee to Umbrella beyond getting bribes. In the remake, however, it's heavily implied he acted as a mole to Umbrella in a similar manner to Wesker, even having a direct hand in running the Umbrella-run orphanage as its director.
  • Sadist Teacher: The remake reveals that, aside from his usual role of RPD chief, he also had a hand in the running of the Raccoon Orphanage, including letting the orphans be used in experiments by Umbrella. As if he wasn't already scum...
  • Sir Swearsalot: In the remake, he is especially prone to using the F-bomb and other expletives, which is especially evident during Sherry's fight with him.
  • Taxidermy Is Creepy
  • Taking You with Me: Attempts to do this to Claire in the original game as insurance due to thinking Umbrella is going to rub him out to cover their tracks, but ultimately is unable to thanks largely to William Birkin. It's also implied that he attempted to do this to Raccoon City after learning that he might have been infected with the T-virus.
  • Two-Faced: In the 2019 remake, he has a facial deformity befitting the trope namer himself thanks to Sherry throwing a canister of acid into his face in self defense when he tries to attack her for trying to steal the orphanage key.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Pre-outbreak, he was no charmer, but the security of his position and the extravagant lifestyle he bought with bribe money kept him from losing it publicly. Once the T-Virus did its thing, he just snapped, hiding the RPD's ammo, and hunting the survivors through the precinct. Whatever sanity he did have left is definitely gone by the time Claire arrives in his torture cellar.
    • In the remake, he REALLY loses it after Sherry scalds his face with acid, where he chases after her in a murderous rage around the orphanage, cussing up a storm, and when cornering her clearly is going to kill her had Birkin not interfered.
  • The Unfought: He attempts to fight Claire, but unfortunately for him, either Birkin himself or his G-embryo takes care of him before he could make the first move. Averted in the 2019 remake, where he does have a full-fledged boss battle of sorts with Sherry Birkin in a manner akin to Clock Tower.
  • Would Hurt a Child: In the remake, he was directly involved in Umbrella's activities with the Raccoon Orphanage to have a steady supply of human test subjects for their bioweapons. And if that's not enough, he actually kidnaps Sherry Birkin, and clearly attempted to murder her had Birkin not interfered. Averted surprisingly enough in the original, as despite being a reprehensible scumbag and being one of the franchise's most depraved villains, he doesn't seem to actively try to harm Sherry Birkin despite his making very clear that he knew Sherry was in the RPD building at the time in his final confrontation with Claire.
  • Wicked Cultured: Not only does he put on a faux-british accent, he's filled the RPD station with creepy artwork, much of which secretly obscures the keys to his own personal evil taxidermy sex dungeon of evil.


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 "The mission objective takes priority over everything else. Holding to that principle is why I have never failed a mission... The death cannot die!"

Also known as "Mr. Death," HUNK is one of Umbrella's mercenaries, and a member of the Umbrella Security Service. He was sent to retrieve the G-Virus from Birkin. After his unit was decimated, he had to make his way back up to the top of the police station to escape. To date, he's never met any of the main characters. He has a habit of being the only survivor of any missions he undertakes, which is the cause of his nickname.

  • Badass: Just look at the man.
    • Badass Normal: Unlike most villains, he is not modified by any viruses or bioweapons.
  • Badass Boast: His is "The Death cannot die!"
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: In Mercenaries 3-D, HUNK has a set of hidden blades to stab perform melee attacks with.
  • Cool Mask
  • Determinator
  • Death Seeker: Kind of: In the 2019 remake, he tells Nighthawk "This is war, survival is your responsibility" when refusing the latter's attempt at rescue, implying that his fatalistic view of not saving anyone at the expense of the mission even extends down to his own life.
  • Everybody's Dead, Dave: Happens to him so often that a helicopter pilot has commented: "Once again, only you survived, Mr. Death."
  • Even Evil Has Standards: One of the memos on Rockfort Island has him voicing a complaint about not being informed about what he was supposed to retrieve due to it being considered an unnecessary risk. Bear in mind that this is the same guy who is perfectly willing to abandon his own teammates to their deaths if the mission requires such to be the case to retrieve samples, so him expressing some irritation at this speaks volumes.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: Subverted. He may look like just another one of Umbrella's Faceless Goons, but he's a total Badass and a character in his own right.
  • Grim Reaper: His alternate costume in the "Mercenaries" minigame in 5, complete with Sinister Scythe. Is also his Japanese nickname (the localization transcribes it as "Mr. Death" and "The Death cannot die.").
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: In the Chronicles games and Operation Raccoon City, he shares the same voice actor none other than Johan Liebert.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Mr. Death".
  • Lack of Empathy: Big time. He leaves a wounded teammate behind to die, shows no emotion as he watches zombies and B.O.W.s cut down RPD officers, and is far more concerned about the possibility that the G-virus sample might be damaged than the fact that his men just murdered the guy who was holding it.
  • Lethal Joke Character: In RE4, he starts out with a TMP, some ammo, and three grenades. Used correctly, he racks up a lot of combos from using the Neck Snap ability mentioned below. Used incorrectly... You'll run out of ammo and spend the rest of the time running away from enemies, because he has no knife.
  • Mentor Archetype: Is this to Vector of Operation Raccoon City. Both have a mutual respect towards each others' abilities and prefer serving together.
  • More Dakka: Typically appears with some sort of machinegun. In the Mercenaries game, a customized submachine gun is his only weapon aside from grenades, making him particularly difficult to play as, since he doesn't have much of a crowd control option.
  • Mysterious Mercenary Pursuer: Inverted--he's trying to escape the city, just like the protagonists.
  • Mysterious Past: Aside from two mentions from "The History of Resident Evil", which was about his training at Rockfort Island in 1996 and mission to retrieve the G-Virus in 1998, there's no other information about his past.
  • Neck Snap: His main physical attack in RE4's Mercenaries game, which even works against the the Bella sisters, but not other minibosses.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Not really, only his gas mask.
  • Secret Character: If he's playable, it's as a secret character.
    • Until Resident Evil Mercenaries 3D, in which he is one of the three normal characters.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Of the cold-blooded, "the mission comes first" variety.
  • The Stoic: He has only ever been shown to emote twice: The first is when a teammate went trigger-happy on William Birkin and HUNK berated him for risking hitting the G-Virus sample, and the second is when he resents not being told what the contents are of the package he delivered for Alfred Ashford.
  • Villain Protagonist: In "The Fourth Survivor" side-missions in 2 and Umbrella Chronicles.

T-00 (Mr X)

The main antagonist of Scenario B, the T-00 (more commonly known as Mr X), is a T-103, a new type of mass produced Tyrant. It, along with several other T-103's, were sent into Raccoon City as part of Umbrella's attempts to cover up the disaster. However, unlike its brethren, who were tasked with combating the US SpecOps, Mr X was sent to succeed where HUNK had failed and recover the G-Virus, as well as silence any witnesses he found, especially any police officers.

Villains Introduced in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Nemesis T-Type (T-02)

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A Tyrant tasked with killing the remaining members of S.T.A.R.S. from the Mansion Incident, appearing in 3 as The Heavy. With the exception of Combat Tentacles, and the BFG, and the ability to talk, "Mr X" from 2 is identical. Which is only natural, seeing as how Nemesis is a Mr. X customized with a dose of extra Body Horror.

Nicholai Ginovaef

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A sergeant for Umbrella's U.B.C.S. in 3 also secretly tasked with gathering data on the numerous B.O.W.s roaming the city - of course, for a hefty price, which brings him to the decision to kill all others on the operation.

  • Ax Crazy: He seems pretty grounded and as rational as you can say a sociopath trying to assassinate his own team is in the games, but in the sections of the S.D. Perry novelizations from his point of view, he really likes what he does.
    • In RE3 and Outbreak, Nicholai is calm and dispassionate, even while he's setting up the rest of his team to get killed. In Operation Raccoon City, he spends two levels trying to take out the Wolfpack, and comes off like he's one facial wound away from going full-blown monologue-spouting Bond villain, complete with rigging up half the zombies in the hospital with suicide vests.
  • Badass Normal: Somewhat unusual for a Resident Evil villain, he never goes One-Winged Angel. In fact, he's probably one hundred percent baseline human, yet he survives against ridiculous odds two or three times.
  • Face Heel Turn
  • Former Regime Personnel: Like Mikhail and Sergei, Nicholai is former Soviet military, hired in the wake of the USSR's collapse.
  • Hired Guns
  • Karma Houdini: Canonically survives.
  • Made of Iron: He swallows a lot of punishment for a guy with no viruses in him. Depending on player actions, it's possible for him to somehow survive being inside a gas station when it explodes (in fact, he was practically leaning over the epicenter of the blast), and then get blasted out a forth-story window, with no apparent ill effects.
    • Like every other boss character, he gets a double dose of this in Operation Raccoon City. You can put about two dozen .30-06 rounds through him at one point, doing enough damage to repaint the wall behind him, and it doesn't kill him. In fact, the fight ends when he's survived for long enough that your handler loses patience and makes him a lower priority.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: He wants more money from Umbrella, so his solution is to kill all the other supervisors; therefore giving him a monopoly on the information.
  • Only in It For the Money: His modus operandi.
  • Sergeant Rock: Or at least, he looks and acts like one up until aforementioned Face Heel Turn.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: In spades. The U.B.C.S. and U.S.S. have their fair share of these, but Nicholai is the standout.
  • Unfriendly Fire: Apparently spent most of his time in Raccoon tracking down and killing other Umbrella monitors to have a monopoly on Bioweapon combat data.
  • Villains Never Lie: Interestingly, Nicholai does not lie to Jill at any point in time. He attacks her in a couple of possible scenarios in RE3, but he is always absolutely truthful.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In one of the three endings, he anticlimactically escapes Raccoon City in a helicopter, leaving him a loose end. He dies in the other two. We have his reports to Sergei Vladimir, so cannonically he's alive, but he hasn't been seen since.

Villains Introduced In Resident Evil: Code Veronica

Alfred Ashford

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Alexia's twin brother who had been running their estate and facilities on Rockfort Island in her place. Notably rather obsessed with his sister, having practically worshipped her ever since they were children, fully acknowledging her as the most intelligent of the two, and missed her like crazy for fifteen years.

Alexia Ashford

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A noblewoman descended from one of Umbrella's founders, a genius scientist since at least the age of ten, and the prominent antagonist of Code: Veronica despite having been, as far as anyone knows, dead as of fifteen years before the game took place. She wasn't. Rather, she was in cryogenic sleep to incubate the specially-altered strain of the T-Virus she injected herself with when she was twelve to become a god.

Villains introduced in Resident Evil 0

Dr. James Marcus

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One of Umbrella's three founding members, he was murdered by Wesker and Birkin on Spencer's orders. He returns in Resident Evil Zero, where it's revealed that he is the one responisble for the Arklay Mountain and Mansion outbreaks.

Villains Introduced in Resident Evil 4

Osmund Saddler

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The true mastermind behind the events of Resident Evil 4. He had Krauser capture the president's daughter in order to infect her with Las Plagas and then return her to the White House (after collecting ransom, of course), where she would presumably attack and spread Las Plagas throughout the United States. His plans were foiled by Leon and his crew.

  • America Saves the Day: Saddler references this trope before fighting Leon and promises to subvert it. Yeah... it didn't quite go his way.
  • Big Bad: This is the man behind both Mendez and Salazar.
  • Biggus Dickus: Okay, that probably wasn't his penis, but he should know better than to dangle tentacles from that area.
  • Catch and Return: If you pump enough bullets into him during the Separate Ways boss fight, he fires them back at Ada by forcing them out his finger, similar to a cutscene in Leon's story. He's not immune to bullets per se, but they're not as effective against him than they would against a normal Ganado.
  • Combat Tentacles: These are most prominent during his boss fight in Separate Ways. He also kills Luis with a tentacle from between his legs, in a move that fans affectionately call the "Wangpale."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Conversations between Saddler and Leon can best be described as snark-offs.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: He's got an eye in his mouth that only pops out when he's taken a lot of damage. He also has eyes on the legs that grow out of his face in One-Winged Angel mode.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He may be affable, but he still turned a peaceful village into an army of psychopaths.
  • Hive Mind: Using supersonic waves from his staff, he can control anyone or anything who hosts a Plaga, with a few possible exceptions.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Even before he goes all One-Winged Angel in the final battle, it's very apparent that he was no longer human, partly shapeshifting into his Plaga form at times such as his battle with Ada, his murder of Luis Sera, and his catch and throw technique towards Leon earlier.
  • Idiot Ball: As part of his research, Saddler had Luis build a machine in the research building that could kill Las Plagas without damaging the host under certain conditions. Knowing full well that the machine was still operational and that it was very near where he was holding Ashley, Saddler made no effort to destroy the machine. Lo and behold, Ashley and Leon found it and used it to get rid of their parasites.
    • To be fair, that he had it built in the first place means that he actually thought it might be useful one day, so its understandable that he didn't destroy it. Plus, he might assume that even if Leon and Ashley use it, he can always re-inject them, or re-inject Ashley and kill Leon since he doesn't seem to think Leon has what it takes to defeat him. Given that Saddler ignores machine-gun fire and requires several shots from a rocket launcher to be taken dow, his confidence is somewhat understanable.
  • In the Hood: Well, he lowers it eventually. Perhaps they wanted to show off his transformation easier.
  • Lack of Empathy: To him, humans are like insects. It's hinted that he does care for Bitores Mendez and Ramon Salazar, though solely for the sake of fulfilling his plans, he moves on from their deaths and tries to find replacements for them.
  • Last-Name Basis: He's not referred to as Osmund.
  • Naughty Tentacles: His infamous killer-wang.
  • No, You: In possibly the Narmiest moment of Resident Evil 4...

 Saddler: Perhaps you are disillusioned with overconfidence just because you killed my small-time subordinate?

Leon: Saddler, you're small-time.

  • One-Winged Angel: As noted above, he has legs that grow out of his face.
  • Properly Paranoid: He never really trusted Krauser, who was indeed working for Wesker.
  • Politically-Incorrect Villain: Kind of. Saddler doesn't exactly hide his contempt for Americans, openly insulting both Leon and Krauser regarding the American nationalities at times, with Krauser even implying that he generally doesn't allow Americans to join his cult.
  • Religion of Evil: Whether or not Saddler actually believes in the religion of Los Illuminados is unclear, but he is their leader and is at least using them as a cover for his own goals.
  • Super Speed: In human form, Saddler can move very quickly. He almost seems to hover along the ground as he does so.
  • Villain Ball: His persistence to keep Ashley for ransom. Had he just quietly returned her, or allowed Leon to rescue her before he could get to the bottom of the things, nobody would've known she was infected untill it was too late. Though admittedly, Leon would get suspicious if Saddler decided to return Ashley to him without making any effort to stop him first.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Saddler tries to keep a normal appearance throughout the game. Once he discovers that Leon found a way to remove his Plaga, and Ashley probably did too, Saddler goes mad and mutates into a mass of legs and tentacles.
    • This is more of a subdued example, as he merely chuckled to himself, and casually stated with some amusement about how America prevailing was merely a cliché from Hollywood, and promised to awaken Leon from his world of clichés... and THAT'S when he transformed and tried to kill Leon.
  • Why Don't Ya Just Shoot Him: Despite his many, many opportunities to kill Leon, Saddler never gives up hope that Leon will succumb to Las Plagas and, in turn, his mind control. Admittedly, he does give Bitores Mendez and Ramon Salazar the opportunity to deal with him, but still. This comes back to bite him in the end.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He thanks Leon for eliminating Krauser for him (though to be fair, he already suspected Krauser of being a mole due to his American nationality). Aside from this, a call to Leon (specifically, the No, You moment mentioned above) after arriving at the island implied that he saw Salazar and possibly Mendes as expendable.

Ramon Salazar

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The eighth castellan of the Salazar family castle and a high-ranking member of Los Illuminados, Salazar played a huge part in Saddler's plans by excavating fossilized Las Plagas and donating them to his cause. His goal was to create a world without sin: After all, if people have no free will, how can they do evil? He causes Leon a lot of trouble when Leon and Ashley wander into his castle.

 Salazar: I've sent my right hand to dispose of you.

Leon: You're [sic] right hand comes off?

Salazar: Say whatever you please. DIE YOU WORM! (breaks the camera)

  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wanted to rid the world of sin. However, his method of doing so is to sap people's will by allowing the Los Illuminados cult to plant Las Plagas into them.
  • Younger Than They Look: "It may come as a surprise, but I am only twenty years old!"
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Saddler upon learning that Salazar was having trouble disposing of Leon decided that Salazar had his chance before dispatching Krauser to deal with him. It's later revealed he was trying to set Krauser up to be killed by Leon due to suspecting him as a mole, though his conversation with Leon upon the latter's arrival at the island implies that he did nonetheless subject Salazar to this trope.

Villains Introduced in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

Colonel Sergei Vladimir

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A former Soviet colonel, Sergei Vladimir is Umbrella's chief of security, and following the company's collapse, its acting CEO. As Spencer's right-hand man, Sergei is privy to most of the company's secrets, and specialises in keeping them that way. Characterised by his Undying Loyalty, he has a strong rivalry with the treacherous Albert Wesker. He is the main antagonist of Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles.

  • Badass Abnormal: He was elite Russian military long before he was undead.
  • Badass Longcoat: His greatcoat is very badass.
  • Big Bad: Of Umbrella Chronicles (unless you wanna give that role to Wesker).
  • Cleanup Crew: Controls the Umbrella Security Service and Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service, who both specialise in cleaning up/hiding the evidence of, Umbrella's screw-ups
  • Colonel Badass
  • Dirty Commies: If his constantly addressing you as "Comrade" is any tipoff.
    • He was a former Soviet officer. Obviously, the collapse of the Soviet Union left him without a job until Spencer hired him.
  • Eviler Than Thou: With Wesker, to see who will control Umbrella's future.
  • Final Boss: Of Umbrella Chronicles, following his mutation into some sort of hideous Tyrant.
  • Foil: To Wesker. They're both mutant gunmen entrusted to do Ozwell Spencer's bidding, but Sergei remains The Dragon to Wesker's Chronic Backstabbing Disorder-afflicted Wild Card. He'd be Wesker's Evil Counterpart if the latter weren't already a Villain Protagonist.
    • To a certain extent extent, he's also a foil to Jack Krauser, as both have undying loyalty to their masters due to the latter helping them in their time of need, and even attempted to revive Umbrella. Both even became mutants late into their lives as well by the very thing they hoped to control as well. Probably the main difference however is that Sergei was most likely evil from the start due to his background, while Krauser did genuinely start off as good, only to turn evil due to prior circumstances.
  • Former Regime Personnel: Recruited by Umbrella following the collapse of the USSR.
  • Genius Bruiser: Sergei's far from stupid; in fact the entire T.A.L.O.S. design was his idea. Also, the beginning of Dark Beginnings implies that Sergei anticipated the possibility that the anti-BOW group was going to raid the plant, and in Rebirth, he apparently anticipated that Wesker would try to fake his death to steal data from Umbrella and made sure to lock Wesker out of the system before his arrival.
  • Handicapped Badass: Blind in one eye, due to action in Afghanistan. It doesn't slow him down much.
  • The Heavy: In Umbrella Chronicles, where almost every major event is determined by his actions. More broadly, he fills this role to Ozwell Spencer. Spencer's the mastermind, but his age and crippling leave him reliant on Sergei to do just about everything for him. Actually Justified; see Undying Loyalty below.
  • Irony: A hardliner communist who is heavily implied to have aims at restoring the Soviet Union is working for what is technically a capitalist enterprise.
  • Large Ham: As bad as Wesker. Leads to Ham-to-Ham Combat.
  • Laughing Mad: After he mutates while fighting Wesker.
  • Licking the Blade: Repeatedly cuts himself with his double-edged knife, before licking up the blood.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In the same vein as Wesker.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To many of the events in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 Nemesis, as well as much of Umbrella Chronicles.
  • Obviously Evil: So, the huge Russian guy in the greatcoat, with the booming voice is evil huh? Who'd'a thunk it?
  • One-Winged Angel: Loses control and transforms into an utterly hideous Tyrant during his confrontation with Wesker.
  • Psycho Supporter: Sergei is, like most Umbrella personnel, highly unstable. His loyalty towards Spencer stems from this.
    • That, as well as basically his even being granted a job after he lost his from the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  • Renegade Russian: The note towards Silver Fox indicated that he planned to revive the Soviet Union.
  • The Rival: To Wesker.
  • Sociopathic Soldier
  • The Spymaster: Almost all of Umbrella's behind the scenes actions are run by this man.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Umbrella as a whole, and Spencer in particular. It stems from their giving him a place after the collapse of his homeland.
  • The Unfought: From an in-game perspective. The player gets to face him as Wesker, but the heroes never do.

Villains Introduced in Resident Evil 5

Ozwell E. Spencer

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A British lord and founder and President of the Umbrella Corporation, who sent in motion the events of the entire series in an attempt to make a new, superior race with himself ruling over it.

  • A God Am I: "I was to become a god!"
  • Abusive Parents: The Japanese version of Alex Wesker's files imply that Spencer had been particulary abusive to Alex Wesker due to failing to match his vision, especially compared to Albert Wesker.
  • Anticlimax Boss: Killed by Wesker in under one second.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He's a Lord......his last name is perhaps a Shout-Out to the venerable Spencer family, of which Princess Diana was a member.
  • Bigger Bad: He's The Man Behind the Man to all of Umbrella, including Alexia, Sergei, Birkin, and series' most recurring villain, Albert Wesker. Yet is rarely seen throughout the series and doesn't even interact with the protagonists thanks to Wesker killing him just before Chris and Jill even entered the room.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Kills Marcus through Wesker and Birkin (though to be fair, considering Marcus heavily implied in his journals that he was going to usurp Spencer's authority via the T-Virus, his killing Marcus was ultimately justfied), betrays George Trevor by locking him inside his mansion, and lastly betrays Wesker by admitting he is his creation. It is also heavily implied that Albert and Alex Wesker's trademark use of the trope was because this is exactly what he taught them to do.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: Actually lampshaded by Wesker of all people, and in fact this partly factors into his gnawing paranoia about Spencer that drove several of his actions (namely, he cites in his reports that Spencer and Umbrella was doing stuff that doesn't make any sense regarding what corporations are supposed to do, namely the inordinate funding in BOW research.).

Wesker: But the effects of the [tyrant] virus vary greatly between people and there was no 100% guarantee for it to infect the DNA. Every person has a different DNA structure, and some may react differently. If a zombie were to pass on the infection to a group of people, 10% would not get infected. This we could do nothing about, even though we continued to study the DNA. With the remaining 90% of people that did get infected, this would still be enough to be used as a weapon, but Spencer thought differently. Our employer wanted a 100% human-killing, independent perfect weapon. But why? Originally, the bio-weapon was to be made with very little cost. But our research into the human bio-weapon, was getting more expensive. If Spencer just wanted to make money, he wouldn't have chosen this path. If used as an ordinary weapon, he could easily make a profit from it. But to continue researching it as an independent perfect-killing weapon like we've been doing, it wouldn't add up. Why does he continue the research even though he's loosing money? I would understand if he was aiming for a military industry monopoly to change the meaning of war… I still didn't understand Spencer's real intentions.

  • Evil Cripple: He's in a wheelchair when Wesker finds him. The tie-in manga Heavenly Island also revealed that he was wheelchair bound as early as the 1990s.
  • Evil Old Folks: 89 when he dies.
  • Expy: His voice actor, Adam D. Clarke, deliberately modeled Spencer after Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How Wesker kills him, using his bare hands!
    • Death by Irony: After using Wesker in his goals, including manipulating him into injecting himself with a prototype virus via Birkin in order to become a god, he ends up being killed by the very same person he tried to use to his own ends. Bonus points for the fact that the manner in which Wesker kills him heavily resembles how the Tyrant in turn "killed" Wesker earlier. Spencer even lampshades this trope in his final words.

Now my candle burns dimly... Ironic, isn't it? For one who has the right to be a god... (turns to face Wesker, who had walked up to him from behind with murderous intent) face his own mortality.

  • Mad Scientist
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: He's behind all the bad stuff in series, whether directly or indirectly, but he's little more than a pitiful old man, whining about how he was unable to achieve godhood.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Sergei, who's his Dragon-in-Chief, Alexia and Birkin (who he employs), and in an odd way, Wesker, who he created.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Sort of: While he may not have necessarily planned at the beginning for Wesker to kill him, his final encounter with Wesker heavily implies that he may have baited Wesker into killing him and taking over his plans.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: If Spencer didn't order Wesker and Birkin to assassinate Dr. Marcus, none of the events relating to Umbrella's downfall and afterwards would have happened.
    • Properly Paranoid: That being said, however, files found throughout the Umbrella Training Center written by Marcus implied that Marcus was planning on usurping Spencer, so while he still was ultimately responsible for the events of the game (to say little about the rest of the franchise), Spencer was ultimately justified regarding his killing Marcus.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Par excellence.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: If Wesker's Report II is to be believed, Spencer wanted the T-virus to have a 100% kill rate among humans and presumably any other lifeforms and be independent as a perfect weapon. Even Wesker was taken aback by this (although mostly because of how unfeasible it is more than any actual moral qualms against it), and implies this was part of the reason he started distrusting him.
  • Smug Snake: Smart and a capable schemer, he's behind almost every bad thing in-series, but he waited too long to put his plan in motion, allowing Wesker to highjack it for himself (although, it could be implied from his last moments that Wesker killing him was exactly what he had intended.).
  • The Unfought: The heroes never even meet him thanks to Wesker.

Excella Gionne

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An antagonist apearing on Resident Evil 5. She was CEO of Tricell Africa and one of the responsibles for the creation of the Uroboros Virus. She also shared Wesker's idea of World Domination and intended to be the Queen of the new world with Wesker as her King.

Alex Wesker

 "You'll be pleased to hear that all experiments are running smoothly."

A trusted servant of Oswell E. Spencer and, after Albert Wesker's apparent death in Resident Evil 5, the sole survivor of the Wesker children project. Her existence is revealed by files in Resident Evil 5's 'Lost In Nightmares' DLC, where it's revealed she was conducting experiments for Spencer in the South Seas. With Spencer's death, Alex's current whereabouts are unknown. She later surfaced at a Sushinoveje Island, where she conducted experiments with T-Phobos before ultimately being killed by Claire Redfield, Moira Burton, and Barry Burton.

  • The Dragon: To Spencer.
    • Dragon with an Agenda: It's implied in one file that he betrayed Spencer shortly before his death, having ceased all contact with him.
      • The Dog Bites Back: Not only does she confirm that she betrayed Spencer in Revelations 2 via one of the files, but the same file also heavily implies that the reason she did so was out of revenge towards him regarding how he treated her and her brother Albert.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: Spencer notes that Alex's experiments to find the secret of immortality required "thousands upon thousands" of test subjects. It's later revealed to be a feint on her part.
    • She also proceeded to subject the protagonists to an experiment via the T-Phobos virus.
  • Expy: Oddly enough, Alex Wesker in the game has a very similar character arc to the Evil Queen from Snow White, right down to even sounding exactly like Lucille la Verne's rendition of the character, right down to adopting a very hideous transformation[4] as well as having a murderous vendetta against a young child later on due to being more beautiful than her (or rather, the fact that she successfully bonded with T-Phobos while Alex didn't, and later on not being willing to tolerate another her running around).
  • Genius Bruiser: Said to be the brightest of all the Wesker children, and has comparable powers to Albert having been administered the same experimental virus. Subverted in Revelations 2, as other than being young for her age, she doesn't actually have the abilities her brother had, though she does have his intellectual capabilities.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: She is shown coughing pre-mutation. It is heavily implied that this was symptomatic of a preceding illness she had (which is also implied to be the reason why she, despite having the same virus as Albert Wesker, she did not have his superhuman abilities).
  • Lightning Bruiser: Subverted: Despite being administered with the virus, she does not have the same abilities as Wesker (it is heavily implied to be the result of a weakened immune system).
  • Parental Favoritism: Spencer's favorite of all the Wesker children.
    • Subverted in at least the Japanese version of Revelations 2: Specifically, the files for that game revealed that Spencer was abusive towards Alex largely because she failed to match up to his expectations unlike Albert, which was a primary reason why she betrayed Spencer by faking research towards immortality and then leaving him to his fate.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Double-subverted. Because of botched translations and localizations of Lost of Nightmares, any third person gender identifiers were left out, leading several fans to assume that Alex was female. The Japanese version makes it very clear that Alex was a male, although Revelations 2 reveals that Alex was indeed female.
  • Stronger Sibling: Subverted: Although she was set up in Resident Evil 5 to be stronger than Albert Wesker, her actual debut in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 reveals that she wasn't, with it being heavily implied that she couldn't gain the superhuman elements of the progenitor virus due to a preceding illness.
  • Super Soldier: Given the strong implications that she took the same virus as Albert Wesker did in the notes regarding Alex, it is extremely likely that she became this, with all the abilities Albert Wesker had. Ultimately deconstructed in her debut, however, as while she did undergo the progenitor virus injection, she didn't have any noticeable changes other than looking younger than she looked.
  • The Unfavorite: Heavily implied to be this in the Japanese version of Revelations 2, where she mentioned being ostracized by Spencer for failing to match up with Albert Wesker. Unlike most other uses of the trope, however, she does not at all hate Albert Wesker for it, though she does hate Spencer.
  • Worf Had the Flu: It is heavily implied that the reason she lacked any of the abilities of her brother Albert despite being a Wesker child is because her immune system had been weakened by a prior illness that interfered with the virus's ability to grant her superhuman abilities.

Villains Introduced In Resident Evil Degeneration

Chris Miller

The brother of Angela Miller. He injected himself with the G-Virus prior to the events of Degeneration.

  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Unusually for most Resident Evil villains, his motivations for doing evil was actually for benign reasons: He injected himself with the G-Virus and caused an outbreak in the WilPharma facility and at the airport in order to get them to reveal the truth of what happened in Raccoon City, as he didn't want the tragedy to ever happen again.


  1. In the original Japanese, he merely claims that he supposedly died in an accident, with nothing specific as to what kind of accident. The English version implies that he had been caught in a vehicular crash, and that the government may have been involved in faking Krauser's death.
  2. Except Ada once, although 5 implies that he took that into account
  3. Ada Wong doesn't count, as she almost got backstabbed by Wesker late into Raccoon City, and it's made very clear that he spared her and provided her with a means of escape solely in order to get his hands on the G-virus. Although that being said, Wesker's Report implied that he intended to spare her anyway.
  4. Although, unlike the Queen where said transformation was very deliberate, Alex's transformation was a complete accident as she simply intended to off herself, but unanticipated factors such as a deep-seated fear of her own demise mixing with her injection of the T-Phobos virus caused her to survive and transform instead.
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