This is for characters introduced in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' only. For characters in other games or films in the game continuity, go to their respective debut media.

* ''Characters/ResidentEvil1''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Barry Burton, Rebecca Chambers, Brad Vickers, Richard Aiken, Enrico Marini, Albert Wesker, Lisa Trevor[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvil3Nemesis''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Carlos Oliviera, Nemesis T-Type (T-02), Nikolai Ginovaef[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor'' [[labelnote:Introducing]] Ark Thompson, Lott and Lilly Klein, Vincent Goldman, Andy Holland, Bruce McGivern, Fongling, and Morpheus D. Duvall[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Steve Burnside, Albert Ashford, Alexia Ashford[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvil0''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Billy Coen, Dr. James Marcus[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilOutbreak''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Kevin Ryman, Alyssa Ashcroft, Cindy Lennox, Mark Wilkins, David King, Jim Chapman, George Hamilton, Yoko Suzuki, Linda, Carter, Monica, Rita, Regan Mallet[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvil4''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Luis Sera, Ashley Graham, Ingrid Hunnigan, The Merchant, Osmund Saddler, Ramon Salazar, Jack Krauser, Bitores Mendez[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Colonel Sergei Vladimir, The Red Queen[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilDegeneration''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Senator Ron Davis, Angela Miller, Curtis Miller, Frederic Downing[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvil5''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Sheva Alomar, Josh Stone, Oswell E. Spencer, Excella Gionne, Ricardo Irving, Alex Wesker[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Manuela Hidalgo[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilRevelations''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Parker Luciani, Jessica Sherawat, Raymond Vester, Clive R. O'Brian, Quint Cetcham, Keith Lumley, Rachael, Morgan Lansdale, Jack Norman[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilOperationRaccoonCity''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Vector, Spectre, Beltway, Bertha, Four-Eyes, Lupo, Umbrella Security Service Command, Crispin Jettingham (Callsign: DEE-AY), Erez Morris (Callsign: HARLEY), Lawrence Kimbala (Callsign: SHONA), Marisa Ronson (Callsign: TWEED), Carolyn Floyd (Callsign: WILLOW), Sienna Fowler (Callsign: PARTY GIRL), Government Spec Ops Command[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvil6''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Jake Muller, Helena Harper, Piers Nivans, Carla Radames, Derek Clifford Simmons, Ustanak, Haos, Agent, President Adam Benford[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilDamnation''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Svetlana Belikova, "Buddy"/Alexander "Sasha" Kozachenko, JD[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilRevelations2'' [[labelnote:Introducing]]Moira Burton, Natalia Korda, [[spoiler:Alex Wesker]], Neil Fisher, Gina Foley, Pedro Fernandez, Gabriel Chavez, Cipher, Evgeny Rebic, Stuart[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' [[labelnote:Introducing]]Ethan Winters, Mia Winters, Jack Baker, Marguerite Baker, Lucas Baker, Zoe Baker, The Grandmother/[[spoiler:Eveline]], David Anderson, Alan Douglas/Droney, Peter Walken, Andre Stickland, Clancy Jarvis, Hoffman, The Molded[[/labelnote]]
* ''Characters/ResidentEvilVendetta'' [[labelnote:Introducing]]Nadia, D.C., Damien, Kathy White, Zack White, Glenn Arias, Maria Gomez, Diego Gomez, Patricio[[/labelnote]]


[[folder: Leon Scott Kennedy]]
[[caption-width-right:227:Leon in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' (2012)]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Paul Haddad (''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 2]]''), Paul Mercier (''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 4]]'', ''The Darkside Chronicles'', ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDegeneration Degeneration]]''), Christian Lanz (''Operation Raccoon City''), Creator/MatthewMercer (''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation Damnation]]'', ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 6]]'', ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilVendetta Vendetta]]'')

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

Introduced in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''. A rookie police officer, who unfortunately was caught in the Raccoon City outbreak ''on his first day on the job''. He later returned in the ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles Operation Javier]]'' scenario, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', and the non-canon ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGaiden Gaiden]]''. He is also the protagonist of the 3D animation movies ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDegeneration Degeneration]]'' and ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation Damnation]]'', which take place between his appearances in 4 and 6. Like Chris, he has made a vow to rid the world of viral weapons. A good-hearted 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.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: After losing Ada once, this seems to have become a principle for him. Matthew Mercer explained it in an interview as "Even if a situation seems very dangerous and stupid and a total trap, if there’s a woman who needs help he can’t turn that down [...] And in the end of it he’ll feel better about himself knowing he went through the motions on the off chance whoever it was really needed help.”
* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: His epilogue in ''[=RE3=]'' states that following the events of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', 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. This is re-iterated in ''Darkside Chronicles''.
* ApologeticAttacker: Quietly apologizes to [[spoiler: the corpse of President Benford]] after killing him in ''6''.
* BackToBackBadasses: With Chris Redfield in ''Vendetta''.
* BadassInANiceSuit: In the [=PS2=] port and onwards, [[ his second alternate costume is this]], complete with a NiceHat ''and'' a ScarfOfAsskicking. 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.
* BadassNormal: Situations that would kill most people are startlingly routine for him, and he doesn't even have superhuman enhancements. Leon is simply ''that'' good at what he does.
* BattleCouple: Aside from not officially being a couple despite their relationship, he and Ada team up against taking down Simmons.
* BeingGoodSucks: This eventually goes to him in ''Vendetta'' like it did to Chris in ''5'' and ''6''. Despite his efforts in fighting bioterrorism, they still keep popping up, even when he rids the current BigBad. It took Chris himself to snap out of it when Rebecca gets kidnapped and Patricio dies, who pleads him into saving his family.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Files in [=RE6=] state that during [=RE2=] he seriously considered "ending it" with a quick bullet to the head instead of leaving it to whatever monster finally got him, but he stayed alive for the sake of helping the other survivors, especially Sherry.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Sherry. Even when she's a fully trained government agent and a badass in her own right, he still tries to protect her, shielding her so she will land on top of him when they fall off a fence and expressing hopes that her partner/protectee, Jake, will look after her.
* {{Biseinen}}: Leon definitely qualifies in his younger years with that fabulous [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} Jack Dawson-esque]] 'do of his. While he's no longer as effeminate by the time of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' (''just look at his muscles''), he's still much more of a pretty-boy than any of the other male protagonists, particularly with the steadily-increasing length of his hair. Other characters seem to notice, as one of the Policia in the beginning of 4 asks if he "forgot his makeup", and Leon himself lampshades it in ''Damnation'' when he's nearly stabbed in the face by a pair of pruning shears and retorts with "Do I look like I need a pruning"? Explains a lot about his status as the [[LauncherOfAThousandShips Fandom Bicycle]].
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: In one nightmare-inducing scene in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. He attacks Ada and comes close to strangling her to death, but he snaps out of it after Ada stabs him in the leg.
* BodyguardCrush: All the girls he ends up protecting develop a crush on him, with the exception of Sherry, who's a child.
* BottomlessMagazines: Not during the games since resources there are scarce but during one scene in ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilVendetta Vendetta]]'', [[ Leon takes out several zombies]] with GunFu. He fires around ''24 shots'' without needing to reload.
* BrokenAce: By ''Vendetta'', he's been fighting the war against B.O.W.s so long that he's began to question if continuing is all worth it. He's become an alcoholic, and it takes Rebecca and Chris (no stranger himself) bringing him back to set him on the course.
* CaptainCrash: There's a joke making the rounds after ''Resident Evil 6'' that for all Leon's talents, he can't drive. The only vehicle he's ever been in that did not crash or get destroyed shortly thereafter is the jetski at the end of ''Resident Evil 4'', and at the start of ''Resident Evil 6'', he gets behind the wheel of a police car and rolls it maybe thirty seconds later.
** Coincidentally, every time he crashes a vehicle, there are zombies inside trying to eat him. [[GenreBlind You'd think he would've learned to check the backseat by now.]]
** [[ Even Ada has noticed.]]
* CatchPhrase: "... Women."
* ChickMagnet: So far, the one with most LoveInterests in the series: Ada, Angela, Ashley, and Manuela all have a thing for him (not to mention Helena, Hunnigan & Claire's fondness for him). Doesn't qualify for UnwantedHarem, because he does seem to like Ada and Angela back.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Averted. He's the only major character who doesn't show a distinct color preference. (In order: dark blue, army green, brown, black, and gray). They do, however, largely take on the theme of camouflage/outdoor clothing, and most include some kind of leather jacket either in the main outfit or in unlockable outfits. Fandom will sometimes make his color navy blue, but this is far from official.
* CombatPragmatist: In ''Resident Evil 6'', he comes off the most level-headed of the survivors.
* ContrastingSequelMainCharacter: Leon started out as a rookie cop in contrast with Chris, who has years of experience under his belt. Unlike Chris, Leon initially has no personal grudges against Umbrella that unintentionally started the ZombieApocalypse, despite the fact that Umbrella deployed Mr. X to kill any witnesses. It isn't until the final half of the game that he wants to take down Umbrella and it was disbanded thanks to Wesker, who confessed in court. Whereas Chris actively sought to fight bio-terror attacks around the world, Leon gets sent off to areas where he can take on enemies to avoid casualties. The upcoming CGI film ''Vendetta'' even extends this contrast.
-->'''Leon (narrating)''': I never thought my life would turn out this way.
* CrazyPrepared: In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', 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'' (plus a shotgun, if you play on easy mode). As well as, presumably, gum. Though he was investigating a group that had kidnapped the President's daughter, so he had pretty good reason to expect trouble.
* DatingCatwoman: Although their relationship is even defined in files as "It's Complicated," he and Ada certainly qualify for this.
* DeadpanSnarker: His lines in ''4'' are full of this, but it's severely dialed back in ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDegeneration Degeneration]]''. ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation Damnation]]'' ramps it back up to full force, and ''6'' seems to find a balance between the two.
* {{Determinator}}: He goes through ''Resident Evil 2'' with a bullet in his shoulder, ''Resident Evil 4'' with a Plaga growing inside him, and ''Resident Evil 6'' as a fugitive from the US government. In ''Resident Evil 4'', his tenacity is reflected in a note left by the infected villagers, which reads something to the effect of: "If we don't stop him now, he'll kill us all!"
* {{Deuteragonist}}: Shares the role of deuteragonist of the entire series with Jill.
* DistractedByTheSexy: With Ada, see [[ here]] and just follow his line of sight.
* [[EtTuBrute Et Tu, Ada?]]: In ''4'', when he was forced by Ada to give the Plagas sample to her.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Has been known to do this to some players.
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Blond hair, and a [[ChickMagnet harem of ladies]] to boot.
* ExtremityExtremist: In ''4'', the majority of his melee attacks consist simply of kicks, with the exception of {{Suplex Finisher}}s.
* FindTheCure: He spends the majority of ''4'' infected with a Plaga [[spoiler: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.
* FireForgedFriends: He's initially wary about Helena being an ally. He eventually warms up to her during their adventure.
* FirstNameBasis: Is on this with President Adam Benford.
* {{Flanderization}}:
** Back in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', he wasn't quite TheStoic OneManArmy DeadpanSnarker he is in later games. He was just someone who tried to be a nice cop, but no one took him seriously. Justified as he went under government special training to become the president's family bodyguard.
** In his second scenario in ''2'', [[CrowningMomentOfFunny he gets a couple of moments of a decided snarky nature]]; by his next appearance in ''4'', it becomes a defining characteristic.
* GangstaStyle: One of his bonus costumes in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' is a thug outfit, and while wearing it, Leon holds any of the handguns this way. It even affects the way he shoots -- bullets fire faster, but he generally shoots lower.
* GeniusBruiser: Sort of. In Ada's Report, she describes him as being "practically a genius," in that he has smarts and knows how to use them. Furthermore, as shown in ''6'', he's able to fight [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Chris Redfield]] to a stalemate.
* GenreBlind: For 30 seconds. Then finds out headshots is more effective in killing zombies.
* GenreSavvy: By ''[=RE4=],'' nothing fazes him. It gets pretty funny when [[TheDragon Salazar]] does his horrific OneWingedAngel transformation and Leon's only reaction is a shake of his head as he deadpans, "Monsters." At the end of the game he's not even alarmed to learn the island he's on is about to blow up. Mind you, this is justified by the fact that, by the time of ''[=RE4=],'' he's SeenItAll.
* GrapplingHookPistol: He has a grapple belt in ''4'', which helps him escape one of Salazar's various {{Death Trap}}s.
* GunFu: Leon uses this to good effect during ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilVendetta Vendetta]]'' [[ as seen here]].
* HeroicBSOD: In ''2'' when he thought Ada was dead in both A and B of his scenarios, blaming it on the G-Virus in the process (in A). In ''6'', [[spoiler:when Chris tells him Ada is dead]]. Brief but very noticeable.
* TheGunslinger: In ''6'', he's able to dual-wield his pistols, giving him the fastest and most effective quick-shot.
* IcyBlueEyes: Another example of icy and piercing, but since they're [[GrayEyes 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.
* IWorkAlone: Unlike the other protagonists, Leon almost exclusively goes solo on his missions -- the only time he officially works with a partner is in ''Darkside Chronicles'' when he was starting out as a special agent, and in ''Resident Evil 6'' when he comes across Helena. This is made more apparent in the CG films, where he's the only agent dispatched to hotspots and war zones, much to various people's disbelief.
** This is made apparent in general when Leon is set up with someone, even if you have years of physical training, you ''better'' know what you are doing. Greg had to learn from this as shooting wildly against a group of zombies does ''nothing'' unless aim for their heads. The only professional partners who don't hold him back is Ada, Helena, and Chris, who fought their own share of zombies before.
* JackOfAllStats: In the minigames such as "The Mercenaries", he's usually the most balanced character.
* JadeColoredGlasses: From ''4'' onwards.
* KnifeNut: In ''Resident Evil 4'', a disproportionate amount of fights seem to involve his knife, especially those with Ada and Krauser.
* KnightInShiningArmor: For Ashley.
** In another sense, he's very understanding to certain people, especially when their lives become an absolute hell for them. He will help them in their current situation through the end.
* LeParkour: He engages in a number of "free-running" cutscenes, both in ''4'' and in the films.
* LiteralistSnarking:
-->'''Salazar''': So maybe you have nine lives. But it doesn't matter now, Mr. Kennedy! I've sent my [[TheDragon right hand]] to dispose of you.
-->'''Leon''': [[{{Troll}} Your right hand comes off?]]
* MadeOfIron: In a series with zombies and other unholy biological abominations, this isn't ''that'' notable, but through the course of the games, Leon (among other things) spends several hours running around with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, is thrown upwards of thirty feet into a solid wall and is able to get back up, gets PunchedAcrossTheRoom by Saddler and only ends up dazed, and falls forty feet from a helicopter, and taking the weight of his fall on one shoulder hard enough to crack tempered glass. After struggling to get back up, he is seemingly able to push on after all of these injuries. Adrenaline may be a partial explanation, though his tenacity is also highlighted by the fact that he's considerably smaller than Chris but invariably gets hurt more.
** This gets even more outrageous during ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation Damnation]]'' where during the final battle against the unsealed Tyrant, Leon is on the receiving end of an uppercut and is then immediately ''thrown across the courtyard and into a pillar'' by said Tyrant. Afterward, he is then pinned by the Tyrant to the pillar then thrown away after the Tyrant is distracted by the Lickers. Note that said Tyrant is also strong enough to stop a [=BMT=] in its tracks and then ''lifting'' it. Leon recovers from that beating within seconds.
* TheMcCoy: Despite his somewhat [[JadeColoredGlasses jaded demeanor]] and all the terrible things he's seen, he will go to absurd lengths to help people in need, even during and especially in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.
--> ''(After a man asks for help finding his missing daughter in a zombie-overrun college):''
-->'''Helena''': Leon, we don't have time to...
-->'''Leon''': We're ''making'' the time.
** He will sometimes overlap with TheSpock, however; in ''Resident Evil 6'', it's Leon who is usually exhorting his similarly traumatized and/or vengeful comrades to put aside their troubles to step back and take a look at the big picture.
* MoralityPet: To Ada.
* NervesOfSteel: As a general rule, [[SeenItAll considering the sheer amount of crap that's been thrown at him]].
* NiceGuy: Empathetic, reasonable, and always willing to help a comrade or fellow survivor. Hell, he regularly risks his life to help people who have lied to or attacked him as long as they aren't actually evil. Rather than [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished backfiring]], trying to help everyone has so far netted him several lucky breaks, a few good friends, and [[ChickMagnet a lot of]] [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan love interests]].
* NiceHat: A [[FedoraOfAsskicking fedora]] to complement his Chicago 1920s mob alternate outfit ([=PS2=] version onwards).
* NiceGuy: He is very friendly to people unless they are bio-terrorists.
* OneManArmy: Along with Ada, possibly the biggest example in the series, especially in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''.
* OnlyAFleshWound: Really, a bullet to the shoulder did nothing to stop him from fighting a ''giant crocodile!''
* OnlySaneMan: In ''[=RE6=]'', he comes across as easily the most level-headed of the survivors. Helena, Jake, and Chris all have fairly serious issues, while Sherry and Piers are more inexperienced and caught up in their partners' problems.
* PapaWolf: For Ashley, Sherry, and arguably Manuela.
* PeekABangs: Most notable in ''Resident Evil 4'', but keeps a similar style in subsequent appearances.
* PermaStubble: In ''Damnation'' and ''Resident Evil 6''.
* {{Pirate}}: His alternate costume in ''Resident Evil 6's'' Mercenary Mode.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: One of the side effects of his Plaga infection.
* SayMyName: Does this to just about everyone.
* SeenItAll: Leon has some of the worst luck when it comes to getting involved with viral outbreaks. [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 His first day on the job]] saw him end up in a city full of zombies, where he also fought giant moths, giant spiders, {{wall crawl}}ing flayed mutants, {{man eating plant}}s, the ImplacableMan Mr. X and the borderline EldritchAbomination that is William Birkin. [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles His second chronological mission]] (so far as we know) saw him fight his way through an infected village and a small army of B.O.Ws, including man-eating frog-men, giant jumping spiders, more {{man eating plant}}s, demonic skeletal bat-things, giant bugs, and grotesque man-spider mutants, before finally facing off against the V-Complex, a plant-based monstrosity that is a contender for the biggest creature in the entire series, up there with [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations Malacoda]] the ''zombified whale''. Which he took down with '''handguns'''. Small wonder that he's so blase by the time he faces off against the Las Plagas cult; compared to that, they ''are'' "small time".
* ShipTease: He has mountains of it with Ada every time they appear together, but special mention goes to ''Damnation'', where the staff said their dialogue was written to imply the pair may have met and gone on a date off-screen.
* ShutUpHannibal: 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.
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse: Oversleeping at a distant motel before heading to Raccoon City turned out to be the best mistake of his life.
* SlouchOfVillainy: A throne in ''[=RE4=]'' lets him do this.
* SmokingIsNotCool: He refuses a smoke when one is offered to him by a police officer in ''4'', and offers Luis gum instead when he asks if he has one.
** Though the fact that he has gum in the first place, and the fact that he always has a lighter that can't be discarded in ''2'' might imply he used to be a smoker, but quit sometime before ''4'' (a concept sketch for ''2'' of him posing with other R.P.D. members and smoking a cigarette might support this).
* TheSmartGuy: Practically, if not intellectually. Although Ada refers to him as "practically a genius" in the US translation, the original Japanese instead stated that he was "a born survivor". Regardless, within the context of the statement, she seems to mean he is more of a CombatPragmatist and Determinator as opposed to a literal genius. Even so, his status as CombatPragmatist among the major four protagonists is enough to qualify him for this.
* SpiderSense: In ''[=RE4=]'', he senses Krauser's presence while he's trying to sneak up on him.
* TheStoic: Develops these tendencies to an extent, but only really qualifies for the trope during the first half or so of ''Degeneration'' due to having already SeenItAll.
** Throughout the traumatic events of ''Resident Evil 6'', Leon comes off the most calm and controlled of his fellow survivors, knowing that seeing their respective missions to the end is all that matters. See [[CombatPragmatist Combat Pragmatist]] entry above.
** NotSoStoic: The few times after surviving Raccoon City that we see him genuinely lose his calm are when he thinks [[spoiler:Ada is dead]], when he discovers and is forced to shoot the zombified [[spoiler:President Adam Benford]], and to a lesser extent when he [[SayMyName shouts allies' names if they're killed]].
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:For Ada, in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: He start off as a rookie cop, and becomes a [[OneManArmy One Man Zombie-Slaying Army]] by ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''.
* TookALevelInCynic: Like Chris, he takes the loss of a SWAT team under his command pretty hard in ''Anime/ResidentEvilVendetta'', and starts [[DrowningMySorrows hitting the bottle]] to cope with both the grief and his growing frustration with spending almost half his life fighting bioterrorism with no clear end yet in sight. [[HesBack He snaps out of it]] with help from Chris and Rebecca.
* TrapDoorFail: Leon narrowly manages to avoid being impaled on spikes by Salazar by using a grappling-hook.
* TrashTalk: ''Resident Evil 4'' has quite a lot of this between Leon, Saddler, and Salazar when the Los Illuminados hack into his radio-phone.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Wears a "tacti-cool" but still stylish waistcoat in [=RE6=]'s Lanshiang campaign, as seen above.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Somewhat discussed in ''Darkside Chronicles''. [[spoiler: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 for Manuela and that she harbors it and its powers within her. Once he adjusts, though, he shoots down Krauser's idea that they should kill her before she becomes a threat.]]
* WrestlerInAllOfUs[=/=]SuplexFinisher: Leon can suplex Zealots and soldier Ganados (Strangely/[[SimpleYetAwesome Frustratingly]], not village Ganados), crushing their heads. Also, one of his grapples in 6 is a Bulldog.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: As the plot demands, he pulls a grappling hook and an IncrediblyObviousBug out of nowhere in ''[=RE4=]'', then gets a rocket launcher from nowhere in ''Damnation''. Admittedly, he ''does'' [[JustifiedTrope work for the government]], making it justified to an extent.

[[folder: Claire Redfield]]
[[caption-width-right:249:Claire in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'' (2015)]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AlysonCourt (''2'', ''RE:CV'', ''Degeneration'', ''Darkside Chronicles''), James Baker (''Revelations 2'')

->''"Look, you have two choices here: kill or be killed! Your call!"''

Chris's younger sister, Claire was introduced in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', returned in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code: Veronica]]'', and starred in ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDegeneration Degeneration]]'' and ''Revelations 2''. [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilGunSurvivor Survivor 2]] also shows her nightmares of the events of Code Veronica, and as such is both canon and non-canon at the same time. A fiery young girl, she's one of the few characters without special training, yet she still holds up fairly well against the zombies. Presently she works for a human rights organization called Terra Save, which provides relief and aid to victims of bio-terrorism.

Claire was always portrayed by Creator/AlysonCourt until 2015's ''Resident Evil: Revelations 2'', when she was voiced by one "James Baker" (this is suspected to be a pseudonym for Creator/AliHillis).
* ActionGirl: She survives a T-virus outbreak more than once, and takes out a squad of Umbrella security with a flamable tank.
* ActionSurvivor: Of all the main characters, she's the only one without any actual military or paramilitary training. It [[BadassNormal doesn't matter]]; she [[IHaveBrothers has a brother]].
* ADayInTheLimelight: ''Code Veronica X''. ''Revelations 2'' brings her back into the limelight for the first time in 15 years.
* BadassInDistress: A few occasions in ''Code Veronica''.
* BadassNormal: For being the only one with no professional training, yet still managing to fight zombies as well as the rest. Although, according to ''The Darkside Chronicles'', [[IHaveBrothers her brother did give her some basic training]]. Still pretty badass, given everything she can do.
** BadassBiker: Claire's main hobby is riding motorcycles.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Her alternate outfit in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheMercenaries3D''.
** BadassInDistress: Near the end of ''Code: Veronica'', the normally tough and cool Claire becomes a crying, helpless mess.
** BadassPacifist[=/=]TheSoCalledCoward: In a sense. 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.
*** FridgeBrilliance: Even if she has taken a non-combat role, she's obviously stayed in shape and she's kept up her weapons skills. At one point near the end of ''Degeneration'', she manages to score three consecutive headshots on the move in a dark hallway.
** RetiredBadass: As mentioned above, she's retired from fighting bioterror outbreaks with guns. Hand her a gun though, and you see why she's a survivor of Raccoon City.
* BadDreams: ''Survivor 2'' consists of hers.
* BadlyBatteredBabysitter: You lose count of how many times you missed Sherry, and in just ''one'' game. Happens again with Rani, though not to the same extent. This may also tread into BabysitterFromHell territory, since she does a complete u-turn from her CoolBigSis attitude at the end of the game and runs off to find Chris, leaving Sherry behind with Leon. Despite this, she seems to have come back for Sherry afterwards, since according to ''[=RE6=]'' files she was Sherry's biggest role model and surrogate mother figure, so it can be surmised that Sherry was important to her, but her still-missing brother was even more important.
* BareYourMidriff: Her most well known outfit in Code Veronica does this. She is also the only main character in the series to wear an outfit like this as her default outfit. (Minus Party Girl since the game she's in isn't canon to the series.) As well as a few of her bonus outfits. (Such as the biker outfit in ''2'', her biker outfit in ''Darkside Chronicles'' and her cowgirl outfit in ''Revelations 2''.)
* BewareTheNiceOnes: She's warm and compassionate, loves children, wouldn't hesitate to put her life on the line to help others, and is the only main character to take the civilian route in her fight against bioterrorism, working for an NGO that focuses on legal measures, non-violent protest, and helping victims. She's also just as capable of kicking ass as the military-trained characters, knocked a U.S. senator flat with a slap for endangering then insulting a child she was protecting, and has the highest on-screen human body count of the protagonists.
* [[BrainyBrunette Brainy Brunette/Redhead]]
* BrotherSisterTeam: Sadly, only possible in gameplay very briefly in ''Darkside Chronicles'' and within the ''Mercenaries 3D'' side game.
* TheBusCameBack: Sort of. While she has appeared often in non-canon games like ''Mercenaries 3D'' and was the co-star of the ''Degeneration'' film, ''Revelations 2'' is Claire's first appearance in a game in ''fifteen years'' that isn't an explicit retelling of either the Raccoon City incident (''[=RE2=]'') or the Rockfort Island incident (''Code Veronica'').
* TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Her retiring from an active role in fighting bioterrorism didn't necessarily mean the action would never come to her.
* CassandraTruth: In ''Code Veronica'', Alfred accuses Claire of sending "her people" to attack Rockford Island, even though she insists that she had nothing to do with it. Alfred doesn't buy it and spends the rest of the game trying to kill her without knowing that [[spoiler: Wesker was the one behind the attacks]].
* CelibateHero: Seems to end up finding new friends and people to protect rather than love interests; Steve’s interest in her never really goes anywhere [[spoiler:and now never will]], and she has no known romantic relationships, not even a throwaway mention in the files or her backstory. It’s also implied that her MarriedToTheJob work for Terra Save keeps her too busy to date.
** Seemingly averted in ''Revelations 2'', since it's all but spelled out that she has feelings for Neil, her boss at Terra Save. [[spoiler:Which makes his betrayal more painful for her.]]
* TheChick: Though don't assume she's helpless for it.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Once again, she's always dressed in some shade of maroon-pink, even if ''Code Veronica'' took it a bit father towards red.
* CutsceneIncompetence: Not an issue in ''Resident Evil 2'', but a major one in ''Code Veronica''. During this game there are numerous cutscenes in which she stumbles into situations that require rescue by other characters like Steve or Chris. Near the end of the game, she is captured by Albert Wesker, who renders her helpless through use of the StandardFemaleGrabArea.
* DamselInDistress: Playing Chris in the second half of Resident Evil: Code Veronica X, Claire is abducted a few times and needs rescuing.
* DeadpanSnarker: Of the four main protagonists, Claire is the only one who's really capable of effective, non-groanworthy humor.
--->'''Claire''', on the Tyrant in ''Code Veronica'': "Just a big cockroach that needed to be stepped on."
** Gets ten times funnier if you compare her comment from ''Darkside Chronicles'' that she hates cockroaches.
* DistressBall: She seems to pick this up whenever Wesker is near.
* DoomMagnet: One of the files in ''Code Veronica'' refers to her as a "goddess of destruction," and it shows. Claire still has the highest baseline-human body count of any of the protagonists, and her adventures tend to come hand in hand with immense amounts of property damage.
* ExposedToTheElements: Given what she's wearing in ''Code Veronica'', she ends up in a pretty cold place, Antarctica. But doesn't complain about it since she's got other things to worry about.
* FriendToAllChildren: She's great with children and ''very'' protective of them. Oddly, this trait was seemingly forgotten in ''Revelations 2'' where the normally motherly Claire overwhelms poor Natalia with questions, though this may have just been a convenience to show that Moira is also very good with children.
* GirlyBruiser: [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience Likes the color]] [[PinkMeansFeminine pink]], wears makeup, has a strong [[MamaBear maternal]] [[FriendToAllChildren streak]], is more openly emotional than most of the female cast, and doesn't like spiders and cockroaches. Still, of the major female characters Claire has the most rough-and-tumble fighting style. See GoodOldFisticuffs below.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Most evident in Mercenaries where, in stark contrast to [[SheFu Jill]] and [[CombatPragmatist Rebecca]], Claire's melee attacks almost solely consist of her just beating the snot out of everything in her way.
* HeroicBSOD: She breaks down crying in ''Code Veronica'' when Steve dies.
* HowDareYouDieOnMe: In ''Code: Veronica'', she tells Chris he better not die on her.
* ISurrenderSuckers: And then she blew up an entire squad.
* IWillFindYou: Claire's major story arc.
* LampshadeHanging: "Never saw this coming."
* MaleGaze: The camera likes to focus on Claire's plump derriere sometimes, like in one scene in Darkside Chronicles, where the camera views Claire from behind, and moves down a bit to emphasize and show her backside. It's revealed to be from Steve's POV, as he was definitely checking her out.
* MamaBear: 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.
* MarriedToTheJob: Her work for Terra Save keeps her so busy that it’s hard for her keep in touch with the loved ones she doesn’t work with, much less start a romantic relationship. In ''Degeneration'', when she jokingly blames her tiredness on a new boyfriend that won’t let her sleep, her friend immediately catches that “boyfriend” means “FDA report”.
** Played with in ''Revelations 2'', since it's all but outright stated that she has feelings for Neil, her boss at Terra Save.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Her reaction in ''Degeneration'' when she discovers that Terra Save had been bullying and criticizing [=WilPharma=] when they had in fact been developing a T-virus vaccine. Subverted, as it turns out later in the film that they really ''are'' corrupt.
* {{Nonlethal KO}}: ''Code Veronica'' and beyond, she seems to get knocked out a lot, it's surprising she doesn't have brain damage by now.
* NiceGirl: Definitley, taking care of Sherry, to saving Rodrigo's life, (Even though he was the reason she was involved in the Rockfort Island and Antartica Incidents.) she is one of the most compassionate characters out of all of them. Next to Leon and Rebecca, Jill, and her brother Chris.
* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]: She most certainly raised hell in the beginning of ''Code: Veronica.''
* ParentalSubstitute: The files in ''Resident Evil 6'' mention that she spent a lot of time with Sherry while the latter was in government custody, to the point where Sherry regards Claire as her foster mother. This seems a little strange considering she's only seven years older than Sherry, though is nonetheless heartwarming.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: To [[spoiler: Neil]] in ''Revelations 2'', who has just mutated into an enormous monster before her eyes, which is ''easily'' three times her size:
--> [[spoiler: '''Neil''']]: The whole world will be saved...
--> '''Claire''': You better hope someone saves ''you!''
* ProperlyParanoid: Files in ''[=RE6=]'' reveal that she was suspicious of [[spoiler:Simmons]] and sent a letter to Sherry warning her to be wary of him, which never made it to her. She's proven to be completely right.
* RedIsHeroic: She wears a red shirt in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code: Veronica]]'' and a red leather jacket in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2 Revelations 2]]''; in both games, she's the primary protagonist.
* SiblingYinYang: While Chris is a serious and dutiful soldier, she is a playful and snarky civilian. What they do have in common is hotheaded recklessness and a tendancy to get themselves in way over their heads.
* ShoutOut: Her ''[=RE2=]'' vest says "Made in Heaven" and her ''Code: Veronica'' vest says "Let Me Live". Those are both titles of Music/{{Queen}} songs.
** She may share the same taste in music as her brother, since one of his alternate outfits also says "Made in Heaven".
* ShipperOnDeck: She is the teaser towards Leon in ''The Darkside Chronicles'' to go after Ada after going in the sewers.
* ShipTease: With Steve in ''Code Veronica'' and Neil in ''Revelations 2''. [[spoiler: Nothing comes of either relationship.]]
** She also gets some of it with Leon, whom she remains fond of throughout the series and is probably the second biggest ship (behind Chris and Jill), not to mention her only one that hasn't been sunk.
* StandardFemaleGrabArea: She instantly forgets how to fight or use firearms the moment Wesker puts his hands on her in Code Veronica.
* TapOnTheHead: This seems to happen to her a lot -- most notably in the beginning of Code Veronica, when the guard hits her on the head. (See also NonLethalKO.)
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: In the opening of ''Code: Veronica''.
* TomboyWithAGirlyStreak: Claire likes to ride motorcycles, wear denim shorts, and is a skilled fighter and marksman. However, she is also scared of bugs (especially cockroaches and spiders) and hunters, is very motherly, and fond of the color pink.
* TomboyishPonytail
* [[WhyDidItHavetoBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be T-Virus Mutant Spiders?]]: Her reaction upon seeing the giant spiders in the retelling of Resident Evil 2 of ''Darkside Chronicles''.
* [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer When All You Have Is An Umbrella]]: In ''Degeneration''.

[[folder: Ada Wong]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Ada in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' (2012)]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Sally Cahill (''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 2]]'', ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 4]]'', ''The Darkside Chronicles''), Creator/MeganHollingshead (''The Umbrella Chronicles''), Creator/CourtenayTaylor (''Operation Raccoon City'', ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation Damnation]]'', ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 6]]'')

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

Introduced in ''2''. She was looking for a man named Ben, [[{{Narm}} 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'' and ''6'' to bedevil Leon (and later Chris) even further.
* ActionGirl[=/=]DarkActionGirl: No matter which side you think she's on, there's no doubting her effectiveness. The main storyline enemies are nothing compared to the obstacles she has to face in her story modes. Aside from her UnexplainedRecovery in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', ''Umbrella Chronicles'' has her fighting her way out of Raccoon City covered in wounds and defeating a Tyrant ''on her own''. She's also pitted against an entire battleship and its heavy artillery, along with several waves of soldiers in ''Separate Ways'' and ''succeeds''. In ''6'', Ada goes toe-to-toe with the Ubistvo, and races through the battleship being flooded and encompassed [[spoiler:by the mutated Carla.]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: Ada is the focus of ''Separate Ways'' and ''Assignment Ada''/''Ada The Spy'' in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', ''Death's Door'' in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'', and her very own scenario in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''.
** AnotherSideAnotherStory: Her side scenarios are usually extra content unlocked after completing the main game's scenario ([[SubvertedTrope this was formerly the case]] in ''6'', but a patch was released that allows the player to play her scenario from the get-go.)
* [[AffablyEvil Affably Morally Ambiguous]]: Again, no matter which side you think she's on, she can be quite polite and affable when it suits her purposes.
* AloofAlly: She'll help you out if she can, but expect her to be gone the very second she's finished.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl
* AntiHero: She's a professional spy, and has committed questionable actions, such as trying to acquire samples of the G-virus and Las Plagas, but she constantly prioritizes Leon's well being, and in ''6'', she's utterly disgusted with the actions of the BigBadDuumvirate and helps defeat them both.
* AscendedExtra: She started out as a password clue in the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 original game]], before getting a proper introduction and characterization in the sequel.
** ChekhovsGunman
* BadassBoast: In ''6'' after she calls out Carla on her impersonating of Simmons as well as her intentions of destroying the world.
--> '''Ada''': If it's a game she wants, she'll get one. [[spoiler: With the ''real'' Ada Wong.]]
* BadassNormal
** HandicappedBadass: As shown in ''Umbrella Chronicles'', she fights her way out of Raccoon City while severely injured.
* BattleCouple: Aside from not officially being a couple despite their relationship, she and Leon team up against taking down Simmons.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Sort of, [[spoiler:she helps out Jake Muller and Sherry because of their parents' kindness to her.]]
** The way she emphasized the word ''kindness'' shows that she was being sarcastic/ironic about the situation (considering Ada's past relationship with their parents) and that she was giving herself an excuse (quite the convenient one at that) to help out.
** This is also the reason she becomes so attached and protective of Leon ever since [[TakingTheBullet he took a bullet in the shoulder for her]] in VideoGame/{{R|esidentEvil2}}accoon [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles City]].
* BeenThereShapedHistory: In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'', she's responsible for the way some of the puzzles are orchestrated [[spoiler:(such as the ringing of the church bells that placated the Ganados and closed the gates to Ashley at the beginning of the game, and how she singlehandedly toppled Saddler's military firepower mentioned in a file).]] This trend returns in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' wherein she causes even more events for the central protagonists [[spoiler:such as the bolted gates Jake and Sherry come across in China, how she's the one who knocked Ubistvo off the train and it landed in front of the the duo, or why the passcode-carrying goons in Chris and Piers' campaign are dead.)]]
* BerserkButton: As if it shouldn't need to be said, but there's putting Leon in harm's way (just watch her body language when Wesker insists upon having him executed in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 4]]''), crossing one too many {{Moral Event Horizon}}s, and [[spoiler:framing her]] (the latter two evident in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 6]]'').
* BigNo: Should her partner die in either her campaign or Mercenaries, she lets out an extremely distressed one which may seem uncharacteristic for her.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Her signature red dress in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 4]]'' is adorned with golden butterflies and one is present on the outfit she wears in "Assignment: Ada/Ada The Spy" of the same game. They represent her [[RuleOfSymbolism symbolic death from the events of]] ''[[RuleOfSymbolism 2]]'' [[RuleOfSymbolism and her epilogue in]] ''[[RuleOfSymbolism 3]]'' [[RuleOfSymbolism and rebirth by the time of]] ''[[RuleOfSymbolism 4]]''.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "See you around" or any variation thereof. Usually addressed to Leon.
* ChineseGirl: Although she's said to be Chinese-American.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Has betrayed Leon, Umbrella, Wesker, and possibly her bosses at the "Agency". Unlike Wesker, however, she rarely kills those she's suckered.
* ColourCodedCharacters: She's consistently shown wearing crimson red, to the point that Krauser refers to her as "the bitch in the red dress", and some form of black.
* CombatStilettos: From ''4'' onwards. This was actually {{averted|Trope}} in ''2'' wherein she wore flat shoes. This outfit was updated in ''4'' which included red heels that also features in ''Umbrella Chronicles'', ''Darkside Chronicles'', and ''Operation: Raccoon City'' (which, strangely enough, replaces the heels with boots, making this another aversion).
* CrazyPrepared:
** In ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation Damnation]]'', she is captured by the bad guys and suspended from the ceiling by her wrists... only to reveal a hidden blade inside one of her high heels that she had ready for just such an occasion.
** In ''6'', she anticipates that [[spoiler:Simmons]] will come back for more and leaves behind a rocket launcher for Leon and Helena to finish him off.
* DamselOutOfDistress:
** Subverted in ''4''. There she's captured by Mendez and his crew and nearly used as a ritual sacrifice... only to come to just in time, easily dodge the {{a|nAxeToGrind}}x, and kick their asses. Then she's captured by Saddler and [[UnwillingSuspension suspended by a rope]]. She only escapes with Leon's help.
** Played straight in ''Damnation'', when she's captured and tied up by Svetlana and her mooks, she calmly reveals a hidden blade in one of her heels and cuts herself free.
-->'''Ada''': "Amateurs. They didn't even give me a pat-down."
* DatingCatwoman: The Catwoman to Leon's Franchise/{{Batman}}.
* DeathGlare: Shoots one to the Ganado who nearly made her a ritual sacrifice and gave her a clean cut on her thigh after she barely escaped it in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. He's even [[OhCrap visibly taken aback]] by it.
* DeclarationOfProtection: She has more goals than just taking care of Leon, but that seems to be her most consistent motivation, and she's never really let him down.
* DefrostingIceQueen: ''Resident Evil 2'' has Ada not caring too much for Leon's well being and will ditch him whenever she can. [[spoiler: Being sent to recover the G-Virus may also be a part of it]]. However, after Leon takes the bullet that was meant for Ada, she starts to warm up to him and she tosses down a rocket launcher while he's fighting a mutated Mr. X.
* DragonLady
* DragonWithAnAgenda
* TheDreaded: Not a straight-up villainous example, but she was considered this by Annette in ''Darkside Chronicles'' when it cames to stealing the G-virus.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Morally ambiguous at best than a villain, but Ada appeared to have genuinely mourned for John after Annette told her [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie John became a zombie]].
* EveryoneHasStandards: Ada is a professional spy known for having worked for organizations such as the Umbrella Corporation; as such, she has no qualms about killing if she must. However, even Ada takes issue and expresses nothing but disgust over the actions of the BigBadDuumvirate in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', going so far as [[spoiler:putting Carla out her misery, attempting to do the same to Simmons, and putting a final stop to Carla's experiments by torching her lab at the end of her scenario.]] [[AllThereInTheManual Files]] in ''6'' also reveal that Ada had become disgusted with Simmons and his Organization when they had authorized the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis extermination]] of Raccoon City, cutting all ties and affiliations with them.
* FatalAttraction
* FemmeFatale
* FragileSpeedster: She's the fastest ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' mercenary, but she has the smallest health bar.
* FrameUp: [[spoiler:In ''6'', she gets the heat for the crimes of her BigBad {{Doppelganger}} Carla Radames]].
** [[spoiler:Which she seems to be fine with, as she covers up the evidence that Carla Radames had orchestrated the whole thing. In her line of work, being considered dead by the BSAA is probably a good deal.]]
* GirlyRun: Part of showing off her femininity, it's especially noticeable in ''[=RE4=]''. Ada keeps her arms very low, and does minimal movement.
** GirlyBruiser: She gives Simmons one hell of a beating in 6.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Her epilogue in ''[=RE3=]'' shows her with a very prominent scar stretching along the right side of her ribcage. However, it hasn't been mentioned since.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Subverted in the Leon B scenario in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2''. She distracts Mr. X to lure it away from Leon, only to get critically wounded for her efforts. She "dies" in Leon's arms, but she actually passes out from her wounds. ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles'' reveals that Ada barely escapes the city while still bearing her wounds from Mr. X, but she recovers and eventually meets Leon again in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''.]]
* GrapplingHookPistol: It's either called this, [[ShoutOut or a Hookshot]]. It's pretty much become a signature tool of hers since the fourth game.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Seriously, nobody knows whose side she's on! It's even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 6]].
--> '''Helena''': "So, this Ada? Can we trust her?"
--> '''Leon''': "That's....not an easy question to answer."
** While she's carried out some questionable actions, such as her actions in ''Resident Evil 2'', she genuinely seems to be against bioterrorism and wishes to fight it in her own way.
* HeroAntagonist: Though the term "hero" is [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor debatable]], [[spoiler: she is a boss character in ''Operation: Raccoon City''.]]
* HiddenDepths
* ICanStillFight: In ''Umbrella Chronicles'', one scenario is about her fighting her way out of Umbrella's lab, despite being covered in wounds.
* IWorkAlone: Just as much as Leon, if not more so, with her being a freelance spy working for various contractors and organizations. What may be the ''only'' time she was officially partnered with someone was when she was working with Krauser in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' and ''that'' relationship dissolved within about ''30 seconds'' of its introduction.
* JerkassFacade: She definitely gave Leon the cold shoulder during their reunion in ''4'', but only because exhibiting any warmth towards him would had raised suspicion with Wesker, who gave Ada the order to kill Leon should she run into him again.
* KickChick: With her signature melee move since ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 4]]'' being a "Fan Kick".
* KickingAssInAllHerFinery: Her evening dress in ''4''. Also in ''6'', where her alternate costumes are a white and gold qipao.
* LackOfEmpathy: In ''6''... let's just say that her sense of compassion when it comes to Helena being [[StakingTheLovedOne forced]] to fight and kill her [[TragicMonster mutated sister]] leaves something to be desired.
--> '''Ada''': "You should put her down. If you have any sympathy left for her."
** And later:
--> '''Helena''': "Just ''stop'' it, Deborah! This isn't you!"\\
'''Ada''': "Don't tell me you're still crying. She's trying to ''kill'' you."\\
'''Helena''': "You don't think I know that?!"
** To be fair, Helena was literally throwing herself at the mutated Deborah. While she probably felt sorry for her situation, it is hard to express that when you have to deal with the frustration that comes from having to constantly save Helena from herself.
* LadyOfWar
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ Ada's Theme]] from ''2''. [[ It's back]] on ''6''.
* LightningBruiser: She appeared to have gotten physical stronger In ''Damnation''. She rushed Leon with great swiftness and Leon actually struggled a bit as he tried to hold Ada off. Later, after [[spoiler: being found out by Svetlana]], Ada punted a table at her and then rushed down [[spoiler: Svetlana]]'s guard before sending him flying with a kick to the stomach.
* LoveMartyr: Again in Leon's B scenario.
* {{Manipulative B|astard}}itch
* [[spoiler: MiniBoss: In ''Operation: Raccoon City''.]]
* MysteriousPast
* MysteriousProtector: For Leon in ''4'' and ''6''.
* NervesOfSteel: ''Not'' a woman easily shaken. [[spoiler:Subverted in her ending in ''6'', when she momentarily breaks down while destroying Carla's laboratory.]]
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: In Leon's B scenario and its ''Darkside Chronicles'' recreation, Ada gets slammed against the power generator pretty hard by Mr. X. And it in fact appears that [[HesDeadJim she's dead, Leon]]. But she's back up to throw a Rocket Launcher to Leon during the battle with his final form. It's better than Leon's A scenario, though, where Ada falls down a {{Bottomless Pit|s}} and ''still'' shows up to give Claire the rocket launcher.
* NotQuiteDead
* NotSoStoic: [[spoiler:First, it's a bit subtle in ''6'' where one can actually notice her struggling to maintain her composure from the events of the game. Then all of it comes to a head at the end of the game, fed up with all of the chaos and horror the BigBadDuumvirate has caused, she ''furiously'' destroys Carla's lab stationed in China by unloading clip after clip of her gun, setting the place ablaze.]]
** She was also visibly irritated in her fight with [[spoiler: Svetlana]], considering that for once her adversary had the upper hand on her.
* [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]]: She took down an entire battleship and the many soldiers on it in ''4''.
* {{Only Known by Their|Nickname}} StageName: It's hinted in her [[ epilogue]] in ''Resident Evil 3'' that "Ada Wong" is not her true name, as she appears to be [[ThatManIsDead casting off the name/identity]] after the events of ''2''. However, she is still using the name in subsequent games, raising the question of the whether the epilogue was canon. [[spoiler:[[AllThereInTheManual Files]] in ''6'' indicate that "Ada Wong" is indeed a pseudonym, and that her true name is still a mystery.]]
* PetTheDog: Her constantly keeping Leon's wellbeing as a priority shows you there's some goodness in her.
** And in ''6'', she takes the time to rescue a few survivors on a rooftop on the way to find a helipad.
*** As noted above, [[spoiler:she also looks after Sherry Birkin and Jake Muller (both of who, especially Sherry, would very most likely be dead if not for her interventions; Ada even {{lampshade|Hanging}}s it) [[RecurringBoss during Sherry's and Jake's second (and what marks Ada's umpteenth) encounter with Ubistvo]].]]
*** [[spoiler:She also showed pity towards Carla Radames, a doppelganger made in Ada's image against her will, telling her that she would have been willing to help her take revenge on Simmons if she had targeted him rather than the whole world.]]
* {{Qipao}}: Her red dress in ''4''is inspired by this (although it's not a true qipao) and a white one in ''6's'' Mercenary Mode.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Subverted. Although those are Ada's [[GoodColorsEvilColors colours]], she's far from being evil.
** DarkIsNotEvil
* RedIsHeroic: She's often shown wearing red shirts or dresses, and serves as a morally ambiguous AntiHero.
* RunningGag: Throwing a Rocket Launcher at the end of the game for you to defeat the BigBad.
* SheFu or WaifFu
* ShesGotLegs
* ShipTease: She and Leon have a monumental amount of this in every game they appear in, although special mention goes to the ''Damnation'' film, where a commentary by the staff reveal that her and Leon's dialogue was designed to imply the pair might actually have met in-between the events of ''4'' and ''6'' and gone on a normal date.
* SimpleYetOpulent: Her dress in ''4'' has little decoration other than the butterlfly embroidery.
* StealthExpert
* SugarAndIcePersonality: As a professional spy, Ada has it as a philosophy to maintain an [[NervesofSteel aloof, calm, and collected composure in any situation]], and more often than not it seems that she is simply stringing Leon along to further her agenda. However, it becomes increasingly clear over the series that not only does she genuinely care for Leon's well-being (going out of her way to help and save him, even with orders of his execution or when she really doesn't have to), she is also quite capable of compassion. This is easily demonstrated in her personal game scenarios, especially in ''Resident Evil 6'' wherein she has numerous PetTheDog moments (see above).
* SympathyForTheDevil: [[spoiler:For [[BigBad Carla Radames]] in ''Resident Evil 6'' after learning what Simmons did to her. She even says she would have gladly helped her take revenge on Simmons if Carla hadn't also been trying to destroy the world]].
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Seemingly]] does this with [[spoiler: Simmons after she stabs him in the side with one of her arrows before jumping off a ledge and taking him with her. However, as the two fell Ada used her grappling hook to get back up, dropping Simmons into the sea of fire below.]]
* TranquilFury: How she normally expresses anger, as she is always trying her darnedest to remain collected and composed during her missions. [[spoiler:[[NotSoStoic The end of her scenario in ''6'' spectacularly shows us what happens when she out the "Tranquil" part of this trope.]]]]
* TravelingAtTheSpeedOfPlot: Ada's scenarios in ''4'' and ''6'' have a ridiculous tendency to [[TakeYourTime show her taking her sweet time reaching point A to point B]], to the point in ''4'', it takes her an absurd amount of time to save Leon from Krauser, and in ''6'', where while she's also responsible for half of the plot (that Carla made her have involvement with), whereas you see the other characters' points of view where it's either shorter for them but longer for her.
* TricksterMentor: Somewhat this to Leon. At the very least, she knows a lot more then she lets on to Leon.
** This gets to the point where Leon just goes with the flow when she hands him a MacGuffin in ''6''.
* TooDumbToLive: In ''Darkside Chronicles'', she approached a dazed, kneeling Mr. X to put her gun to his head [[IdiotBall and take the time to bust out a]] BondOneLiner. [[spoiler:The Tyrant immediately grabbed Ada and slammed her into the power generator.]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Downplayed to a great extent, but she is always looking out for Leon when they meet, even if they sometimes come to blows.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Almost as much as Wesker.
* UnwillingSuspension: Happens to her twice, one in ''4'' and once in ''Damnation''. The first time, she only escapes thanks to Leon's help, while the second time, she had prepared for such an occasion and whips out a hidden blade to bust herself out.
* TheWorfEffect: Being one of the strongest {{Badass Normal}}s in the series, the only time she was bested in a fight was against [[spoiler: Svetlana]] in ''Damnation'', which proved [[spoiler: why she was the President of Russia.]]
* WorstAid: Leon was shot trying to defend Ada. As thanks for saving her life, Ada attempted to patch him up... by putting the bandages over his clothes. (Although the mistake is very probably on the game designers' side. Leon does get better after she does that. Also, hardware limitations at the time wouldn't have allowed for more accurate first aid.)

[[folder: Sherry Birkin]]
[[caption-width-right:250:Sherry in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' (2012)]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Lisa Yamanaka (''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 2]]''), Creator/LauraBailey (''The Darkside Chronicles''), Creator/EdenRiegel (''Operation Raccoon City'', ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil6 6]]'')

->''"I guess I'm just trying to live up to their example. Never giving up, no matter the odds."''

The daughter of the {{Mad Scientist}}s William and Annette Birkin that Claire (and to a lesser extent, Leon) must protect during ''2''. Returns in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'' as Jake Muller's partner. She is a Division of Security Operations operative, a federal anti-bio-terrorism agency in the United States co-founded by Leon and President Adam Benford.
* ActionGirl: By ''6'', despite getting occasionally hit with CutsceneIncompetence.
* BadassInDistress: [[spoiler:She and Jake are captured by Neo Umbrella and taken to China.]]
* BareYourMidriff: Her alternate costume in ''[=RE6's=]'' Mercenary Mode is her outfit from ''[=RE2=]'', which is now way too small for her. In addition, her China outfit from Jake's campaign is open at the very bottom, revealing her belly button.
* BoyishShortHair: In every appearance.
* BreakTheCutie: In ''Darkside Chronicles'' when Leon has to tell her her mother is dead. Sherry, understandably, denies it. But she learned to accept it.
* BridalCarry: Leon carries her like this when she's unconscious at the end of the "Leon B" scenario.
* TheBusCameBack: Outside of the epilogues in ''[=RE3=]'' and the retelling of ''[=RE2=]'' in ''Darkside Chronicles'', she spent '''14 years''' absent before finally coming back in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6''.
* CaptainObvious: Often slips into this during ''6'', which Jake frequently lampshades. For example, there's this little gem while they're fleeing Neo-Umbrella by motorcycle:
-->'''Sherry''': "They're trying to mow us down!"
-->'''Jake''': "Yeah, thanks, I have ears!"
** And when they fight the [[ChainsawGood Ubistvo]]:
-->'''Sherry''': "Don't get too close! You'll be ripped to shreds!"
-->'''Jake''': "Yeah, thanks! I ''know'' what a chainsaw can do!"
* ColourCodedCharacters: Wears a lot of white with a piece of blue in all her outfits.
* DamselInDistress: Of the younger variety. [[spoiler:She gets better when she's older, but still winds up trapped in a medical facility for 6 months during ''[=RE6=]'' and still needs rescuing a few times]].
* DistressBall: ''[=RE6=]'' repeatedly hands her the DistressBall, always leading another character to help her and [[PetTheDog reminding us that they're alright people]]. Jake gets to save her at least once a chapter, and Leon gets a few moments of brotherly protectiveness when they meet, but even Ada gets in on the action -- twice.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl
* FashionableAsymmetry: Her Lanshiang outfit in ''6'' apparently takes cues from Nathan Drake's infamous "half-tuck."
* TheGlomp: She likes to hug Claire every time she can.
* HealingFactor: In ''[=RE6=]'', she is [[spoiler:still a G-Virus host]] and can regenerate from lethal wounds such as {{impale|dWithExtremePrejudice}}ment within seconds.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She's about a good foot shorter than Jake, despite being about 6 years older than him.
* IllGirl: Her mutated father implanted her with a G-embryo. She was vaccinated to prevent the virus replacing her cells, but the vaccine only suppresses the effects of the virus, instead of eliminating it outright.
** In the years that followed, the virus adapted to Sherry's body, and instead of causing rapid mutation and degeneration, it causes the body to heal itself, as was originally envisioned for the G-Virus by Sherry's father.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:In chapter 2 of Jake's campaign, Sherry is skewered through the back by a piece of shrapnel, but [[GoodThingYouCanHeal recovers within seconds]] after it is removed.]]
* InSeriesNickname: "Supergirl", courtesy of Jake [[spoiler:after he witnesses her HealingFactor in action.]]
* IronicEcho: Sherry's relationship with Jake Muller is a direct inversion of her father's partnership with Wesker. She's the trained agent; Jake's the one who needs watching.
* KickChick: Mostly to keep her hands free to use her baton or gun.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: See also SheIsAllGrownUp.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Averted. She can't punch out enemies like male characters can and [[KickChick relies more on kicks]], but she's also noticeably less strong than bigger, more muscular female characters. In contrast to Helena and Claire's raw power, or Jill and Ada's acrobatics, Sherry comes off as the CombatPragmatist of them all, making her similar to Rebecca in this regard. All her melee kills rely on turning an opponents momentum against them, [[ShownTheirWork which is how self defense trainers teach smaller women to take down much larger, stronger opponents]].
* OlderSidekick: She's 26 to Jake's 20.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Thanks to the G-Virus.
* ParentalAbandonment: By the end of ''Resident Evil 2'', she has lost both of her parents.
* PluckyGirl: Despite being lost and alone in the middle of the ZombieApocalypse, she never surrenders or gives up.
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Sports a blue one in ''[=RE6=]''.
* SexySchoolwoman: Her ''[=RE6=]'' Mercenary Mode costume is a school uniform like the one she wore as a twelve-year-old in ''[=RE2=]'', only it's now ''much'' too small for her. Slightly disconcerting, because we still remember her being a pre-teen schoolgirl.
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Naturally. As of ''Resident Evil 6'', she is now a grown woman and is more than capable of defending herself. Time has been good to her.
* ShipTease: ''Lots'' of it with Jake Muller in ''[=RE6=]''.
* StaticStunGun: Carries a stun rod, which can be [[ChargedAttack charged]] to do more damage.
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: She mentioned this happened to her between the events of ''2'' and ''6'' because she is a G-Virus host. [[spoiler:And it happens again when she and Jake are captured by Neo Umbrella and taken to China]]. Both times, she openly acknowledged that she absolutely ''hated'' it.
* TagalongKid: In ''Resident Evil 2'', she serves as this to Claire... once she stops trying to run away from her, at least.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Resident Evil 6'', Sherry is now a government agent. However, she still needs rescuing a lot.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: In ''Resident Evil 2'', scenario Claire B, Claire and Sherry go past Chief Irons, who is HalfTheManHeUsedToBe. While Claire has seen this before, Sherry should be terrified (they also have to descend the same manhole where he came from and which spilled all of his blood). The S.D. Perry novel at least has Claire cover the corpse with a tarp, which Sherry still notices, but decides [[NothingIsScarier she doesn't want to know]].
* VideoGameCaringPotential: She makes you go "Aww..." sometimes.
* [[WhatHappenedToMommy What Happened to Daddy?]]: Her parents both get killed during the events of ''[=RE2=]''.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: In ''[=RE6=]'', Sherry -- of all people -- can pull off a kneeling facebuster.

[[folder: William Birkin]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Diego Matamores (1998), TJ Rotolo (2007 to present)

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.
* AdmiringTheAbomination: He was utterly ''fascinated'' with the mutagenic virus he created after recovering its base-form from Lisa Trevor after attempting to use the Nemesis-Alpha macroparasite on her. This culminated in a crossover with BlasphemousBoast: according to [[AllThereInTheManual supplementary material]], the "G" in G-Virus stands for ''God''. To emphasize the point, the antigens he created to the G-Virus are actively referred to in-game as the Devil Vaccine.
* AnimalisticAbomination: His fourth form resembles a large, twisted wolf in body structure.
* BlobMonster: His final form is a featureless blob with dozens of teeth and CombatTentacles.
* BodyHorror: To a terrifying degree after he injects himself with the G-Virus.
* CarryABigStick: Birkin's first form wields [[PipePain a section of piping]] as a makeshift club.
* ClippedWingAngel: One of the series's most notable examples. [[spoiler:His final form is a massive blob with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily -- and a complete lack of mobility. {{Justified|Trope}}, as this form is the result of healing badly following his fourth form's destruction.]]
* CombatTentacles: In his final form.
* DeceptiveDisciple: To Dr. Marcus.
* EldritchAbomination: What he is transformed into after the G-Virus enters his bloodstream.
* EmergencyTransformation: He injects himself with the G-Virus to heal from his bullet wounds, as well as to take revenge on his murderers.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Pre-G-virus, his wife and daughter were this to him.
* EvilutionaryBiologist: 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.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: As a monster, he has one on his ''shoulder.''
** And another one on his thigh.
** And in his fourth form, one on his ''back''.
** In his fifth form, he pretty much has them ''everywhere.''
* FinalBoss: His ClippedWingAngel form is the last boss you face in ''[=RE2=]''.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Could arguably be considered this of ''2'' and ''3'', seeing as it was his actions that led to the Raccoon City Incident.
* GreenEyedMonster: Towards Alexia Ashford, who was hired at an even younger age than he was.
* HealingFactor: 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 is to transform him into a [[ClippedWingAngel limbless immobile blob]].
* TheHeavy: 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. He may not be the mastermind, but his actions definitely drive the plot.
* HumanoidAbomination: His forms all the way down to the third one are humanoid in appearance.
* ImplacableMan: Goes through four different OneWingedAngel forms and one ClippedWingAngel before he's finally stopped, tracking Sherry the whole time.
* ItCanThink: Even upon reaching his fifth form, he still had the smarts to call out Sherry's name, [[YouWillNotEvadeMe shield the connector between train carriages from gunfire]], and in the vanilla game, realising that there was a bomb on the train and attempts to get off the train before it detonated.
* KlingonPromotion: He and Wesker murdered their mentor, Dr. James Marcus, on Spencer's orders. Afterwards, Wesker became Spencer's spy, and Birkin received Marcus' old job and control of his research.
* LovecraftianSuperpower: Upon becoming the G-Monster, he has various forms of claws, extra limbs, spikes, SuperToughness and a HealingFactor.
* MadScientist: This is the man who created the G-Virus and many of the monsters in Umbrella's arsenal of Bio-Organic Weapons.
* [[MonsterIsAMommy Monster Is A Daddy]]: A bit of an inversion in terms of the trope's usual turn of events.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Forms four and five.
* OddFriendship: Talkative, nervous, skinny Birkin and stoic, confident, badass Wesker were definitely this.
* OneLetterName: His OneWingedAngel forms are technically known as G, though most fans as well as several characters in-universe still refer to him by his full name for simplicity's sake.
* OneWingedAngel: To an ungodly degree. He goes through four dangerous forms and one ClippedWingAngel form before finally dying.
* RecurringBoss: Comes back in one OneWingedAngel form after another, forcing you to face him no fewer than five times.
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]: To Wesker's blue.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Upon his mutation, the names on top of his kill list were HUNK and his accomplices. They found themselves ''[[CurbStompBattle very]]'' badly outmatched upon their reunion and only HUNK survived Birkin's vengeful assault.
* SuperStrength: Starts out strong and gets stronger with each transformation.
* TeenGenius: Was 16 when he was hired by Umbrella.
* TeensAreMonsters: Had no problems committing horrifically unethical experiments at 16.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Birkin and Wesker went to college, trained and worked at Umbrella together, and hung out together in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0.'' A file in ''5'' confirms that Birkin was the one who gave Wesker the virus that made him super-human.
* TragicMonster: 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 [[spoiler:spend half the game hanging out with his {{Woobie}} of a daughter who never learned to properly tie her shoe.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: In the backstory. Birkin absolutely snapped when the U.S.S. came for the G-Virus, and attacked H.U.N.K. and his men, setting off the events of ''[=RE2=]''.
* VillainousFriendship: He and Wesker legitimately appear to have been friends. For what it's worth, the courtesy can be extended to their (thankfully not evil) children.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The G-virus has a profoundly negative impact on his already nebulous sanity.

[[folder: Annette Birkin]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Jennifer Dale ([=RE2=]), Deborah Sale Butler (DC)

An Umbrella scientist, married to William Birkin and mother of Sherry Birkin.
* AdaptationalHeroism: In ''2'', she's shown as incredibly paranoid and defensive of William's work to the end until she discovers Sherry's condition. In ''Darkside Chronicles'', she's depicted as far more sympathetic and determined to put a stop to William and the G-virus, even if it costs her her life.
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: In the big cutscene in the middle of the game, Ada Wong crosses the way of Annette Birkin. [[ImprobableAimingSkills Annette disarms her with one clear shot]] to tell her about William Birkin's fate.
* CatFight: In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', she and Ada get into a struggle as Ada wrestled Annette for the gun (Annette had held her at gunpoint), and slapped her enough for her to fall over the railing into the water below. ''Darkside Chronicles'' escalated this to both women engaging in a ''gunfight'', and this time ''Annette's'' on the winning end.
* GoodParents: Despite the amount of focus she placed into her work, it was evident that her daughter was her first priority as she gives Claire all of the needed information to create an antidote for her.
* HappilyMarried: By all accounts.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In ''Darkside Chronicles'' where she shoots away Ada's gun from a distance above ''before she even came into sight''.
* ProperlyParanoid: She's right about Ada, at least.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Before she dies, she gives Claire the information she needs to create a G-virus antidote for Sherry.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Darkside Chronicles''.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Inverted on the underestimation part; in ''Darkside Chronicles'' Annette was fully aware of how capable Ada was, how ruthless she was when it comes to retrieving the G-virus, and warned Leon and Claire about her. Of course, [[TheDulcineaEffect Leon didn't believe her.]]
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: Her focus on her work with her husband meant leaving Sherry alone a lot.

[[folder: Brian Irons]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Gary Crawford (1998), JB Blanc (2009)

->''"I'm not letting anyone leave my town! Everyone's gonna die!"''

The unbelievably corrupt police chief of Raccoon City bribed by Umbrella, mostly through Birkin, into keeping the company safe from harm.
* AssholeVictim: While he dies horrible deaths in both scenarios, you'll be glad that he's gone.
* AxCrazy: And ''how''; the guy has an entire [[spoiler:torture chamber]] under his office.
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:He dies Film/{{Aliens}} style if the G-embryo bursts out of him. Exactly how this works depends on the game; the graphics in ''Darkside Chronicles'', for example, make it look like it ''absorbed'' his skeleton and then ''shucked off'' his skin.]]
* BadBoss: 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.
* ChestBurster: He's one of the two potential hosts for "G-Baby/G-Imago", the larval G-mutant that Birkin produces as one of the game's bosses.
* DirtyCop: A two-fold version; not only is he a psychopathic rapist and a molester using his power to get away with it, he's a servant of Umbrella, breaking the law for their benefit.
* FatBastard: He's overweight and a total scumbag.
* FauxAffablyEvil: The first time Claire meets him, he points a gun at her, but politely apologizes when he realizes she's not a zombie. However, he turns down an offer for an introduction saying that Claire is likely to die anyway and waxes poetic about the beauty of the dead woman lying on his desk before telling Claire he'd rather be alone. He drops what little pretense of sanity he has the second and last time Claire encounters him though.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler:The alternate method of his death, committed by G-Birkin.]]
* ILoveTheDead: His behavior towards the mayor's daughter's corpse is really, ''really'' creepy. He plans to taxidermy her so her beauty won't spoil.
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Irons had raped a fellow student during his university days and completely got away with it due to his "outstanding excellence in academics". After becoming Chief of Police, he took bribes from Umbrella on a routine basis and blocked all investigations and claims performed by S.T.A.R.S. after the Mansion Incident in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', which basically meant that no one could do anything against him. Once the T-Virus broke out in Raccoon City, Irons then took down the remaining survivors in the police precinct and killed the mayor's daughter just to drag everyone down with him. It isn't until [[spoiler:mutated Birkin kills him that Irons finally reaped what he sowed.]]
* KarmicDeath: It seems only fitting that such a debauched monster of a man -- one who's victimized countless individuals for his own sick amusement -- ends up being maimed, violated, then brutally disemboweled by an even bigger, ''literal'' kind of monster.
* ObviouslyEvil: Bad enough that Irons is the Chief of Police (his background included raping a student at a university and ''getting away with it''), but was also likely to have secured his position once Umbrella came along.
* RapeAsBackstory: The opposite of how this trope usually works.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Plenty of murderous psychos in this series still have fans. This creep? Not so much.
* TheSociopath: Definitely shows signs of this. In college, he was accused of sexual assault TWICE, but got off largely due to his high grades. This implies that he is dangerously intelligent and charismatic, traits that would also allow him to rise to the rank of chief of police. While chief, he keeps a Torture Cellar and regularly takes bribes from the nefarious Umbrella Corporation. Once the zombie outbreak hits, he knows that he will die, so he shows extreme selfishness by trying to take his fellow officers down with him. This is, of course in addition to murdering and possibly stuffing the mayor's daughter.
* TakingYouWithMe: He phrases this trope while about to shoot Claire... [[spoiler: but it's at that moment that he gets killed]].
* TaxidermyIsCreepy: All his self-stuffed trophies are foreshadowing of the kind of sick, twisted individual he is. As mentioned above, he even comments that he was about to start stuffing the corpse of the mayor's daughter before the player interrupted him.
* TheUnfought: ''Resident Evil 2'' and ''Darkside Chronicles'' set up Irons to be someone you have to fight, [[spoiler:but mutated Birkin gets to him first.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: 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.
* WickedCultured: 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 [[spoiler:own personal evil taxidermy sex dungeon of evil.]]

[[folder: Ben Bertolucci]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Rod Wilson ([=RE2=]), Skip Stellrecht (DC)

->''"I'm not about to leave this cell. Those zombies aren't the only things crawling around out there..."''

A reporter who at one point tried to get the scoop on the Raccoon City Outbreak, and locked himself into a jail cellblock when things went too far south.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Either dies via chest-bursting G-embryo or (canonically) is eviscerated by Birkin's claws and bleeds to death.
* DeathByGenreSavviness: Locking himself in a jail cell and refusing to come out ''should'' have been a good idea in a ZombieApocalypse...
* IntrepidReporter: Subverted. He's already given up on chasing down his story by the time you find him, and now he's just trying to stay alive.


[[folder: Marvin Branagh]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/BeauBillingslea (Outbreak), Lex Lang (DC), and uncredited ([=RE2=])

->''"No, don't worry about me. [[TheMenFirst You've got to go help the others."]]''

An R.P.D. officer who would have been Leon's boss if not for the T-Virus outbreak.
* AllThereInTheManual: His name isn't given in ''Resident Evil 2'', but was used in the {{Novelization}}.
* DoomedByCanon: In ''Outbreak'', he's not getting rescued from the police station.
* DoomedHurtGuy: When you meet him, he's dying from the infectious bite of a zombie. There's no hope to cure him.
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown: Insists that Claire forget about him and rescue the ''other'' survivors, [[spoiler:rightly]] believing he is too badly wounded and will soon become a zombie.
* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Outbreak'', he devises a rescue plan to save the survivors on the police station. Even though he gets bitten and decides to stay behind, it works.
* ZombieInfectee: Averted. He makes no attempt to hide his infection, insists on Claire rescuing the non-infected survivors instead of wasting her time on him, and bars himself in to keep from attacking anyone after he turns.


[[folder: Robert Kendo]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Gary Krawford ([=RE2=]), Jason C. Miller (DC)

->''"Sorry about that. I thought you were one of them."''

A gun shop owner who Claire runs into during the course of the outbreak.
* ArmsDealer: Owns the Kendo Gun Shop, serving as the seller while his brother Joseph was the customiser. During the outbreak he [[NiceGuy handed out a majority of his gun stock to civilians for protection]].
* ButNotTooForeign: Confirmed to be Japanese-American through an archive file in Darkside Chronicles.
* ChivalrousPervert: Some of his dialogue towards Claire in her scenario comes across as very sleazy, but he is a genuine nice guy trying to help out as many civilians as he can.
* NiceGuy: As noted above, he handed out most of his guns to help civilians during the outbreak. He was also friends with Barry Burton and felt guilty when he had to hand out a gun Barry had ordered to a civilian.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed only moments after meeting Claire, when four zombies broke through the window and devoured him.
** Even more so in Darkside Chronicles as he's attacked and killed by zombies at the same time Leon and Claire arrive at the store.


[[folder: Elliot Edward]]
-> ''"Stay back! Don't come any closer!"''

One of the few surviving R.P.D. officers left in Raccoon City by the time Leon and Claire arrive.
* AllThereInTheManual: His name is revealed in ''Resident Evil Archives''.
* ApocalypticLog: Wrote 'Operation Report 2' which details the remaining officers plan to escape the police station after losing several people.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Attacked by zombies which causes him to accidentally hit the arriving helicopter's pilot while being mauled, leading to the helicopter crashing right on top of him and the zombies, killing all.
* NoKillLikeOverkill: Mauled by two zombies which leads to a helicopter crashing into him and exploding on impact.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Appears only in the B Scenario when the characters reach the rooftop. He's killed mere moments after appearing on-screen and has a handful of lines.


[[folder: Warren's Daughter]]

The Mayor's daughter. He left her behind to save himself and she ended up in the custody of Brian Irons, who butchered her.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Hunted down by Irons, murdered and was about to be stuffed to preserve her beauty but Irons was interrupted.
* SlashersPreferBlondes: Seems to have been Irons' type. A file in Outbreak, ''Raccoon Today'', mentions eight missing young blonde women and that women's constrained voices could be heard coming from the sewers, which is where Irons had his Taxidermy room filled with the remains of his victims.
* NoNameGiven: S.D. Perry's novelization of Resident Evil 2 referred to her as Beverly Harris as the mayor's name wasn't known at the time. Canonically, her first name is unknown.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Claire hears her scream as she reaches the second floor but arrives too late, as Irons had already murdered her.
* WomanInWhite: Wears a long white dress. Her stomach/chest area is covered in blood after Iron's murders her.


[[folder: HUNK]]
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KeithSilverstein (2007 to present)

->''"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.
* TheAce: ''Chronicles'' and ''Operation Raccoon City'' imply he's Umbrella's number one non-SuperSoldier operative.
* BadassNormal: Unlike most villains, he is not modified by any viruses or bioweapons.
** BadassBaritone: Courtesy of being voiced by Creator/KeithSilverstein.
** BadassBoast: His is "The Death cannot die!"
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: In ''Mercenaries 3-D'', and the Raid Mode of ''Revelations HD'' and ''Revelations 2'', HUNK has a set of hidden blades to perform melee attacks with.
* BraggingRightsReward: In ''Revelations HD'', he has some good perks, but can only be unlocked by S-Ranking all Raid Mode stages on the highest difficulty; meaning the player has already mastered the game to the point those perks are meaningless.
* CoolMask: He's only appeared without it in his portrait at the end of ''3''.[[note]]And you have to beat the game ''eight times'' to see it.[[/note]]
* {{Determinator}}
* DifficultButAwesome: ''[=RE4=]'' HUNK starts out with nothing but a TMP and ammo, a few grenades, and a container of First Aid Spray, in addition to lacking a knife. Used poorly, he'll run out of ammo very quickly and will have no way to recover it, forcing a restart. Use him correctly, and he can rack up ludicrous kill counts with his neckbreaker (which makes him completely invincible during the animation) and annihilate mobs. His only other major problem is his trouble with Garradors, [=JJ=]s, and Super-Salvadors, but skilled HUNK users can cope.
* EverybodysDeadDave: Happens to him so often that a helicopter pilot has commented: "Once again, only you survived, Mr. Death."
* EveryoneHasStandards: In "Code: Veronica", there is a report he'd written, stating that his entire team had made the delivery of the package successfully; however, he also made it clear to Alfred that while he was still ready for the next mission, he wasn't happy that they weren't told of what they were transporting. Given that this is both a security and safety issue, it's a '''very''' legitimate concern.
* FourIsDeath: He's playable in the Fourth Survivor, and in ''Umbrella Chronicles'' he mentions his mission in Raccoon City (where he was the only survivor) had a 4% survival rate. Additionally, he's got the nickname "Mr. Death", and his alternate costume in ''Mercenaries [=3D=]'' is clearly based off the Grim Reaper.
* FunWithAcronyms: His expanded codename is "'''H'''uman '''U'''nit '''N'''ever '''K'''illed."
* GasMaskMooks: Subverted. He may look like just another one of Umbrella's FacelessGoons, but he's a total badass and a character in his own right.
* GrimReaper: His alternate costume in the ''The Mercenaries 3-D'', complete with SinisterScythe.
* InexplicablyAwesome: The ''Resident Evil'' series' most noteable example.
* InSeriesNickname: "Mr. Death".
* InvisibilityCloak: ''Operation Raccoon City'' gave him one for it's Heroes Mode multiplayer. It's an active skill of his in his appearance in the Raid Mode of ''Revelations 2'' as well.
* LackOfEmpathy: Big time. He leaves a wounded teammate behind to die (his exact words to her being "This is war. Survival is ''your'' responsibility."), 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. His closing monologue at the end of his scenario in VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles pretty much sums it up in which he refers to his fellow squadmates as ''resources'' and coldly dismisses their deaths:
--> '''HUNK:''' Mission accomplished. The survival rate was 4% and valuable human resources were lost, but that is war. The mission objective takes priority over everything else. Holding to that principle is why I have never failed a mission.
* LethalJokeCharacter: 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 NeckSnap 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.'' In the village stage he is near unstoppable since can OneHitKill the Bella sisters with his neck snap move.
* MentorArchetype: Is this to Vector of ''Operation Raccoon City''. Both have a mutual respect towards each others' abilities and prefer serving together.
* MoreDakka: 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. In ''Revelations 2's'' Raid Mode, his first skill gives him buffs to ammo capacity and damage for assault rifles.
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer: Inverted -- he's trying to escape the city, just like the protagonists.
* MysteriousPast: 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.
* NeckSnap: His main physical attack in ''[=RE4=]'''s Mercenaries game, which even works against the the Bella sisters, but not other minibosses.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Not really, only his gas mask.
* TheRival: To Nicholai, due to their similar survival rates.
* RuleSixtyThree: The PC/Console port of ''Revelations'' includes a female version of HUNK, named Lady HUNK, as DLC. For some [[{{Fanservice}} reason]], she isn't [[WTHCostumingDepartment wearing pants]].
* SecretCharacter: 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.
* SociopathicSoldier: Of the cold-blooded, "the mission comes first" variety.
* SoleSurvivor: Unsurprisingly, given Umbrella's habit towards their mercenaries, HUNK tends to be the only member of his unit to survive his missions. As noted above, they call him "Mr. Death" for a reason.
* TheStoic: 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.
* VillainProtagonist: In "The Fourth Survivor" side-missions in ''2'' and ''Umbrella Chronicles''.

[[folder: 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.
* BadassLongCoat: His iconic limiter coat, which ironically serves to restrain him into a more human-like shape. He actually gets ''more'' dangerous when it comes off.
* CleanupCrew: This is his purpose for being deployed to Raccoon City. Wipe out any and all evidence of Umbrella's involvement.
* ImplacableMan: It doesn't matter what you hit him with, he will ''not'' stop. Just like you'd expect of a Tyrant.
* ImpossibleItemDrop: ''Resident Evil 2'' has Mr. X drop ammo on his person should you defeat him in an encounter. It is never explained why the mutant that doesn't carry a gun still carries bullets.
* MightyGlacier: Moves at a steady walk, but hits like a Mack Truck. This is often exacerbated by the fact he's usually fought in narrow corridors with no room to manuever around him. He turns into an outright LightningBruiser after he goes OneWingedAngel.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The player's efforts to fight him only end up destroying his coat, allowing him to assume his Super Tyrant form.
* OneWingedAngel: At the end of the game, thanks to the damage to his PowerLimiter, he ends up mutating into a mode commonly nicknamed "The Super Tyrant". It causes him to grow even bigger, develop scale-like armor across his torso, his hands expand into [[WolverineClaws massive, blade-fingered appendages]] and he gets a ''huge'' speed upgrade.
* PowerLimiter: His trenchcoat isn't just to make him imposing; it locks him into a more humanoid shape than the Tyrants before him and slows him down. That still doesn't stop him from absolutely ''wrecking'' your character in a couple of hits, and if he loses it (like, say, after falling into a vat of molten iron), he [[OneWingedAngel grows massive claws and gets about four times as fast when he attacks]].
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: Get in reach, and he will knock you clear across the room with one powerful blow.
* ThereWasADoor: His preferred manner of entry is to simply smash through the door or the wall.
* UnflinchingWalk: Like all Tyrants, he just strides towards his target, casually absorbing any bullets you hit him with along the way.

[[folder: Licker]]

A particularly deadly mutant created after the T-Virus infected Raccoon City. Although initially it only appeared in ''[=RE2=]'', it went on to appear in the post-[=RE3=] segments of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheUmbrellaChronicles'' and in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''.
* BodyHorror: Its limbs have twisted and reshaped themselves so it's forced to walk on all fours, its fingers have grown into massive claws, its skin has peeled away from its body entirely, its teeth have turned into fangs, its brain has forced its way through its skull, and its eyes have been swallowed up. The Enhanced Licker has even more inhuman limbs and is a sickly shade of green, whilst the Licker Beta is much larger and still deformed.
* BreakoutCharacter: Despite only appearing in 2 games prior to ''[=RE5=]'', it's considered one of the most visually distinctive and recognizable of the series' monsters.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The player walks into a blood- and corpse-filled hallway and is caught by the sound of dripping blood and a raspy, wheezing hiss. They look up and a licker slowly crawls along the ceiling, tongue flicking out before it drops to the floor, ready to kill. No wonder they made such an impact.
** This could have been worse: the original plan was for the player's attention to be caught by a ''severed head being dropped onto the floor'' before they looked up at the ceiling. This was cancelled for being too graphic.
* EyelessFace: The eyes are gone as a result of the mutation.
* HellIsThatNoise: The licker's distinctive hissing and breathing, combing with the soft, wet sound of its footsteps as it slowly pads around whilst waiting for prey.
* KingMook: The Regis Licker (or [[JustForPun Suspen-Dead]]) boss from ''Outbreak'' is a woman halfway-between being a zombie and being a Licker; when fought she's immobile and the only notable mutations are her bright red skin and extremely long tongue.
* LogicalWeakness: The licker depends on hearing to track prey, due to the loss of its eyes. Consequently, if you walk instead of running whilst near one, it won't be able to detect you and so it won't attack[[note]]So long as you don't walk right into it, [[CaptainObvious of course]][[/note]]. Likewise, the bowgun is the perfect weapon for killing them; because it doesn't make the loud gunshots of other weapons, you can puncture a licker to death without effort as it blindly flails around in an effort to vainly find who's killing it.
* MultiPurposeTongue: A licker's tongue is a sensitive tracking appendage that compensates for its lack of vision. It also doubles as a lethal weapon, capable of impaling, eviscerating and decapitating prey. Some games also suggest it can be used to grapple and strangle as well.
* MyBrainIsBig: A licker's brain has swollen until it's ruptured through the skull.
* OverlyLongTongue: A licker's tongue seems to be about as long as the licker's body, which is fitting as it uses it as a weapon.
* PrimalStance: Scuttles around on all fours due to its twisted, mutated limbs.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: The "upgraded" Licker, has scythes instead of claws, and it's black, gray and [[BloodIsTheNewBlack red]].
* SuperSoldier: The licker seems to have originally been an accidental mutation, but was swiftly developed into a proper B.O.W by Umbrella when they realized the potential. This led to the development of the Advanced Licker and Licker Beta models.
* TechnicallyLivingZombie: Lickers are an "evolved" form of zombie. Taken to horrific new levels with the Lickers Beta; they're actually capable of ''sexual reproduction''.
* UndergroundMonkey: Comes in at least three varieties; regular, Enhanced and Beta. All do actually look slightly different, though - Enhanced Lickers have green skin and differently shaped claws, for example.
* WasOnceAMan:
** It was never really made clear where lickers came from in the second game, with the implication that they might have been a B.O.W, like the Hunter. Later games eventually revealed that lickers mutate from ordinary zombies.
** Slightly averted with Licker Betas as they can sexually reproduce, so technically not all of them were once human.

[[folder: Tofu]]

[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin An autonomous block of tofu]] as large as a human being. To date, it has only appeared officially in non-canon minigames in ''2'' and ''Darkside Chronicles''.
* AnimateInanimateObject: A living block of tofu.
* DummiedOut: Since ''3'' was made using ''2'''s engine, it's also in that game as well and can be hacked onto the player character model.
* GratuitousJapanese: Mutters "farewell" in Japanese when it is killed.
* JokeCharacter: Does this really need explaining? Even its ending in "The Mercenaries" for [=RE2=] emphasizes it, when your reward for beating the game is an ending in which [[spoiler: HUNK eats the tofu for his lunch.]]
* KansaiRegionalAccent: Curses in the kansai dialect when it's attacked.
* KnifeNut: Its sole weapon is a knife.
* NiceHat: Its beret.
* ShowsDamage: As Tofu is attacked, it gradually turns from white to a deep red. Similarly, it turns purple when poisoned.
* SillinessSwitch: It's a freaking walking block of tofu, wearing a beret, that mutters in Japanese and wields a knife. In the middle of a zombie-infested SurvivalHorror game.