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->''"We are Veltro, vengeful messengers from the depths of the Inferno!"''
-->-- '''The Veltro agent [[spoiler:Jack Norman]]'''

'''''Resident Evil: Revelations''''' is the second ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' game for the {{Nintendo 3DS}} (following ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheMercenaries3D The Mercenaries 3D]]''), released in 2012. Set between the events of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', ''Revelations'' returns to the roots of the series with a larger emphasis on the classic elements of SurvivalHorror and tense exploration, whilst still retaining the ThirdPersonShooter style of ''[=RE4=]'' and ''[=RE5=]''. Despite being developed for a portable system, ''Revelations'' was produced with the same production values and resources usually devoted to a console game in the series and is considered the eighth installment in the main series alongside the numbered titles.

In 2005, BSAA agents Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawat have gone missing while investigating a suspicious [[ClosedCircle cruise ship]] (the SS ''Queen Zenobia''). Jill Valentine and Jessica's partner, Parker Luciani, go on board a ship to find them. Unfortunately, things spiral out of control, as almost everyone on the ship is dead and [=BOWs=] are running amuck, thanks to a new virus called T-Abyss.

The game had a console re-release for the {{PlayStation 3}}, {{Xbox 360}}, PC, and WiiU on May 21 2013 in North America and May 27 in PAL regions.

The ''Revelations'' incarnations of Chris and Jill appear in the [=3DS=] crossover collaboration ''ProjectXZone''.

!!This game contains examples of:

* AbnormalAmmo / BadWithTheBone: The Tricorne variant of the Ooze zombies can shoot bones.
* AbsoluteCleavage: Rachel runs around with the zipper of her wetsuit below the navel, her battle harness the only thing keeping her huge knockers from [[WardrobeMalfunction spilling out]].
* ActionBomb: The Chunk variant of the Ooze zombies. A particular type of enemy that expands when damaged and eventually explodes.
* AgentPeacock: Raymond Vester.
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Norman is seen in this light by Chris and Jill.]]
* AlreadyUndoneForYou: After fighting the tough boss fight against the [[BodyHorror horribly mutated]] communications officer and retrieving from his body the only key to the radio room, you go inside and... find that Raymond is already there and all the equipment is smashed to bits. [[IdiotBall Neither Jill nor Parker ever think of questioning how he got inside without the key or the convinience of finding him in the same room as the recently busted radio they needed to send an SOS.]]
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[spoiler:The FBC, under Lansdale's orders, invade the BSAA HQ and take control after Lansdale's role in the Terragrigia incident is revealed.]]
* AlwaysClose: Somewhat subverted. [[spoiler:The UAV is launched sometime before the satellite laser fires. It is still close evough to lift a tidal wave that compromises the Zenobia. Near the end, when the self-destruct system goes off, it's shown earlier that the charges are placed so they'll sink the ship rather than instantly destroy it, so all Jill and Chris do is get to a part of the ship that won't immediately explode.]]
* AlwaysNight: Averted in Chris and Jessica's portion of the game, where it starts out during the day. Played straight in Jill and Parker's and Quint and Keith's portions.
* AnAxeToGrind: Parker wields a small axe as his secondary melee weapon.
* AndIMustScream:
** Scagdeads, which is a rare mutation where the infected person has a stronger resistance to the virus, leaving a grotesque monster with what was left of a normal human on the side.
** [[spoiler:Also, Rachael's fate.]]
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: While the bulk of the game is seen through Jill and Parker's [=PoV=], it occasionally switches over to Chris and Jessica, Quint and Keith, and Parker and Jessica during the Terragrigia Panic.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: [[spoiler:Malacoda, an infected whale with giant worm-like parasites coming out of its body.]]
* BackFromTheDead: The Veltro terrorist group, [[spoiler:or so it seems.]]
* BaldOfAwesome: Quint Cetcham
* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler:Jack Norman]]
* BeardOfEvil: [[spoiler:Morgan Lansdale]]
* BigBadDuumvirate: [[spoiler:Lansdale and Norman, leader of Veltro.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Subverted. Chris tries to have one of these when he [[spoiler:attempts to rescue a drowning Jill and Parker. Too bad he was on the wrong ship]].
* BilingualBonus:
** Both the trailers and the game itself contains constant references to and quotes from ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', some of which the player will need knowledge of Italian to understand.
** The company that ran the cruise liners, Queen Zenobia, Queen Semiramis, and Queen Dido is called ''Paraguas'', which is Spanish for, you guessed it, Umbrella.
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Two enemies, the Scagdead and the Scarmiglione, sport this. In the former case, it is a sort of organic chainsaw; the latter resembles a lance.
* BlindingBangs: Rachael.
* BlobMonster: Globsters, noticeable as they used to be people before becoming the slug-like abominations they're now. Furthermore, while slow and mostly helpless on the ground, they become extremely deadly in water, as they can swim fast and even gulp the characters whole.
* BodyHorror: Most of the enemies show signs of this. [[spoiler:Rachael and the communications officer in particular.]]
* BowtiesAreCool: Jessica's FBC uniform has one.
* BullfightBoss: The battles with the large, heavily armoured, one-armed beast on the observation deck (called Draghignazzo) and [[spoiler:Norman on the Queen Dido]] can become this.
* CallBack:
** The fight with the [[spoiler:mutated communications officer]] in the promenade shares many elements (gas canisters, high durability, etc.) with the battles with Verdugo and Uroboros in [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil4 RE4]] and [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 RE5]], respectively.
** The dossier on the Queen Zenobia's history in the captain's quarters mentions that the ship was built based on an old George Trevor design, which explains why the luxury cabins sometimes look a lot like the Spencer mansion from the first game. When Jill wakes up in one of the suites, there's even a deer head on the wall.
** [[spoiler:Norman's mutated form and boss fight is basically the T-Abyss version of a Tyrant.]]
* CaptainObvious:
** "I'm fine, but something's not right here." Jill, after being placed in a random bedroom, waking up, and fighting several of the squidlike creatures.
** Better yet, from that same scene, "Jill, where are you?" "I don't know, I think I'm in a room."
* ChainsawGood: Inverted, [[spoiler:the communications officer (and his similarly-mutated brethren, known as Scagdead) wield a deadly chainsaw on their left arm.]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Early on, Jill reads that the ship she's on has a twin, in an easily missed line of a document. Later, when she and Parker are in danger, Chris and Jessica come to their rescue. They go all the way to the room where Jill and Parker are and find nothing. They're on the other ship.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Rachael.]]
* ChameleonCamouflage: The Farfarello enemies.
* ClosedCircle: Jill and Parker are stuck on the ship because the boat that took them out to it blows up. Chris and Jessica arrive on the Zenobia [[spoiler:and the Semiramis]] by helicopter, only to find a storm prevents evacuation.
* ContinuityNod: [[spoiler:The brief sequence of Jill and Chris approaching the Spencer Estate during the ending is a direct reference to the ''Lost in Nightmares'' scenario of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', which takes place some time after ''Revelations''.]]
* {{Cthulhumanoid}}: A majority of enemies.
* CustomUniform: Vester's, Parker's, and Jessica's FBC uniforms vary from the main design.
* DeadpanSnarker: Parker and Jessica.
* DeadWeight: The Chunk variant of Ooze zombies. Also Scagdeads.
* DegradedBoss: Several enemies, such as the Scagdead and the Scarmiglione, reappear several times after their initial appearance with greatly reduced health.
* DemotedToExtra: Rachael can be this, when comparing the pre-release trailers and the actual game. [[spoiler:While in the trailers her role seems rather important, in the game she gets no dialogue and is killed in her first appearance, only to reappear as a recurring boss-like monster. She is a Chekhov's Gunman, though, involving the UAV.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Rachael. [[spoiler:This is played to the extreme if you use the Rocket Launcher to defeat her while making your way through the hold, as she comes back to attack Parker later on.]]
** [[spoiler:Norman to a quite literally insane degree. A full year underwater has not deterred his wish for vengeance, and it takes two infections from T-Abyss for him to change. And then he takes an absurd amount of force to put down.]]
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Parker.]]
* DullSurprise: Jill shows this in the trailers and early in the game. [[spoiler:Her referring to Parker's assumed death also comes across as this.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the early trailers, Vester, Quint, and Keith appear before being formally introduced. Also, Kirk the helicopter pilot from the early levels of [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil5 RE5]] [[spoiler:shows up to evacuate Chris and Jill from the sinking Zenobia.]]
* EnemyRisingBehind: Played straight and subverted in the second trailer.
* EverythingSensor: The Genesis Scanner is a multi-purpose tool that can detect hidden items, enemy weak points and handprints, as well as somehow build a composite profile of a virus from a visual scan of infected tissue.
* EvilSoundsDeep: The Veltro terrorist.
* FaceFramedInShadow: The second trailer has Raymond Vester, who grabs Jill, who's not shown in detail.
* FirstNameBasis: Many fans may refer to Raymond Vester as "Vester," but Parker only refers to him as "Raymond."
* {{Foil}}: O'Brian and Lansdale.
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: An ominous bell sound can be heard in the trailers, and a bell can be inspected on the ship deck, which Jill seems wary of.
* FormFittingWardrobe: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that wetsuits tend to be that way.
* FreezeFrameBonus: Many of the trailers reveal some information, such as the time Jill and Parker arrive on the ship, and [[spoiler:Rachael's death and subsequent mutation.]]
** [[spoiler:A quick scene when Jill and Parker need to find the UAV has Raymond down by the Promenade Deck. You can hear his half of a conversation before he hangs up when he realizes that Jill and Parker are there. It and his dialogue immediately after becomes FridgeBrilliance when you realize that he's talking to O'Brian.]]
* FriendlySniper: Jessica. [[spoiler:Or so it seems.]]
* GadgeteerGenius: Quint, who created the special headset he wears and a lot of the design of the Genesis scanner and the features were his ideas.
* GambitRoulette: [[spoiler:So many things could have gone wrong with O'Brian's and Raymond's plans. If Quint or Keith was one of the traitors, then the whole mess would've collapsed, since Quint figured things out rather quickly. If Raymond wasn't wearing a bulletproof vest, Jessica would have killed him. If Parker and Jill were simply unlucky when Raymond stripped them of their weapons, they would have been ripped apart and eaten. If Jill wasn't in a hurry and continued questioning why Raymond knew about the Regia Solis, then she would've probably realized something was up, which would have caused problems. It's amazing that the only two who died were Rachael and Norman.]]
* GasMaskMooks: The Veltro leader, several Veltro members, and later [[spoiler:Vester]].
* GatlingGood: Two boss fights (against the same boss, too) require using the mounted gatling gun on the vehicle being used (hovercraft and helicopter).
* GrenadeLauncher: Said boss fights also have this.
* GunAccessories: Custom gun parts that do everything from boosting damage to reducing shotgun spread.
* GhostShip
* HatShop: Jessica wears an ushanka (Russian fur cap) and Chris wears a knit wool cap during their first segment in the European mountains. Jessica's FBC uniform also has a hat.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:While escaping from the sinking Zenobia, an injured Parker forces Jill and Chris to let him fall to his death so they can escape. He gets better, though.]]
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Quint and Keith, and [[spoiler:Parker and Vester]].
* HistoricalInJoke: The Queen Zenobia is named after a queen named Zenobia. [[MeaningfulName Her fate was lost to history, so there are many guesses as to what happened to her.]]
* HongKongDub: The English voiceovers for the FMV cutscenes have noticeably poor lip-synching. ''Revelations'' is the first-ever ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' game to be recorded in Japanese before English.[[note]]A Japanese dub was actually recorded for the PS1 version of ''BIO HAZARD'', but never used.[[/note]]
* HotBlooded: Parker
* ICanStillFight: Vester says this at one point, [[spoiler:when he is injured by Hunters during the Terragrigia Panic.]]
* ImprobableHairstyle:
** [[RealityIsUnrealistic Raymond Vester is normally seen as having this by fans, but that hairstyle is entirely possible if one has hair dye and their hair is thick and curly.]] Whether or not it's ''probable'' for a regulated government organization to allow such a goofy haircut, however...
** His partner Rachael, too. Her hair is overly teased and styled far beyond what would be practical for a field agent, and even has BlindingBangs when the ability to see clearly is right at the top of the list of things people in dangerous lines of work need to have.
* InterserviceRivalry: The FBC and the BSAA.
* InUniverseMarketing: The Queen Zenobia has its own Facebook page. It also has its own website.
* InvisibleMonsters: Invisible Hunters (Farfarellos) in Quint and Keith's portion of the game.
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: Guess what the weather is during the majority of the ship portions.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Jessica. O'Brian and Vester to a lesser degree.]]
* KillSat: The Regia Solis satellite the FBC used to destroy Terragrigia, [[spoiler:and which is later used to destroy the Semiramis and ''almost'' sinks the Zenobia.]]
* KukrisAreKool: Keith has a set.
* LampreyMouth: The Ooze zombies have them. Unlike their T-Virus counterparts, they don't eat flesh; rather they use their leech-like organ to suck blood.
* {{Leitmotif}}: There's a main melody interwoven throughout most of the major cutscenes of the game. There's also tracks that act as leitmotifs for specific characters, including Raymond and O'Brian.
* LightningBruiser:
** Raid Mode has the enemies with the purple crown symbol, who combine the traits of the fast, defensive, and strong enemy types, with none of the weaknesses.
** Scagdeads, who run fast, hit like a ton of bricks, and have a high HP. Even the defensive types that usually are slow {{Mighty Glacier}}s move fast.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Scarmiglione enemies have a shield-like appendage on their left arm. Along with the lance-like appendage on the right, they have a knight-like appearance.
* MadnessMantra: Scagdeads often repeat meaningless words over and over again, although they have already lost consciousness.
* MeaningfulName: Il Veltro and Terragrigia mean Greyhound and Grey Earth in Italian, respectively.
* MexicanStandoff: In the first trailer, Chris and Jill appear to point their guns at each other. Similar standoffs occur between [[spoiler:Jill, Parker, and Raymond, and later between Parker, Raymond, and Jessica.]]
* MissionControl: O'Brian to the BSAA characters.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Jessica.]]
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Sea Creepers.
* MsFanservice: Jessica.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous:
** [[https://twitter.com/#!/VoiceOfOBrien/status/166973961085788161 Sort of.]]
** The ships in the game are all named after historical queens.
* NeverTrustATrailer: The announcement trailer from E3 2010 is markedly quite different from anything in the final game; the unnamed man in the chair ends up as a mannequin used as part of a trap, old-school zombies are never seen, HUNK was probably used as a placeholder for Veltro agents, and Jill and Chris are never opposing forces. Later trailers would also imply that [[spoiler:Rachael is quite an important and alive character, when in reality she's dead by the time the game properly starts]]. Also, [[spoiler:Parker dying is simply not the case.]]
* NiceHat:
** Chris gets a stocking cap and Jessica gets a fur hat during their mountain hike.
** [[spoiler:During the end, Jessica gets a rather large sunhat.]]
* NotSoSafeHarbor: The dreary, trash-strewn, [[spoiler:slug-beast-infested]] Mediterranean coastal village that Jill, Parker and O'Brian visit before setting off for the Zenobia.
* OminousLatinChanting: The extended fourth trailer features this, as does [[spoiler:the final chapter inside the sunken Queen Dido.]]
* OneHitKill:
** Surprisingly few for a ''Resident Evil'' game; the only guaranteed [=OHKO=]s are the Scagdeads' sawblades and the underwater beasts in the final chapter eating you if you get too close. And failing the QTE sequence [[spoiler:when mutated Jack Norman grabs Jill by the head.]]
** The Hunter has a one too.
** The HD rerelease adds a new enemy, the Wall Blister, whose only attack is this.
* {{Otaku}}: Quint Cetcham, fond of making movie references and the BSAA's tech specialist.
* PermaStubble: Chris and Parker.
* PersonalSpaceInvader: A majority of the enemies.
* ThePlan: [[spoiler:Clive O'Brian knows that Morgan Lansdale is dirty as hell, but can't prove it, and any attempt to do so will get the BSAA crushed under Lansdale's heel. O'Brian then fakes a distress call from Chris to get Jill Valentine aboard the Queen Zenobia, where she has a chance to uncover what really happened with Veltro and the Terragrigia Panic without Lansdale realizing that's what O'Brian is doing, and without Lansdale being able to use any of his official resources to stop Jill's inquiry, because doing so would require him to admit he already knows what's happening aboard the Zenobia.]]
* PreviouslyOn: Invoked by video montages at the beginning of each Episode's playthrough.
* RaisingTheSteaks: Including zombie fish, wolves, shellfish, whales, and leeches.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: O'Brian. He's overall a nice guy, but he will get after people who are goofing off instead of working.
* RecurringBoss: [[spoiler:Rachael]], being the game's answer to [[ResidentEvil3 Nemesis]]. You fight several specimens of the Scagdead and Scarmiglione mutations too, [[DegradedBoss albeit weaker.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Quint and Keith. It's noted in Jessica's Report about them that they cover each others' shortcomings.
* TheRightHandOfDoom: Scagdead enemies have a buzzsaw-like right arm.
* RuleOfThree: [[spoiler:Injuries to the upper left leg. Raymond gets clawed by a Hunter during Terragrigia, Rachael gets clawed by an Ooze before being knocked out and mutating, and Parker takes a bullet to the leg when Jessica shoots him in the same area.]]
* RunningGag: [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 Chris runs off and a main character]] [[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica ends up getting involved in a biohazard trying to find him.]] Also, Jessica makes references to being owed dinner or a drink from people. [[spoiler:This ends up being a Player Punch after she shoots Parker.]]
* SayMyName: You could make a drinking game out of how many times Parker says "Raymond" and [[spoiler:Norman says "Morgan."]]
* SceneryPorn: The graphics are at times comparable to ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', thanks to the game using a handheld-based derivative of the same graphics engine, MT Framework.
* SequelHook: The game itself sets the stage for a new villain and shady organization to replace Wesker and [=Umbrella/TriCell=] respectively. Which is kinda confusing considering Revelations takes place chronologically before [=RE5=], meaning it introduces the new antagonist for the series before they in-universe actually manage to resolve the baggage with Umbrella and Wesker.
* SharkMan: Scarmigliones, which were created with shark DNA.
* ShesGotLegs: Jessica's diving suit has a bare leg. DLC Character [[RuleSixtyThree Lady HUNK]] shows both her legs.
* ShipperOnDeck: Parker seems to think that Jill and Chris are together.
* ShipTease: Jessica spends the first three-quarters of the game hitting on Chris and goes so far as to literally throw herself into his arms at one point, and he doesn't notice, both because he's focused on the mission and because Jill might be in trouble. As a result, ''Revelations'' is seen as sort of a love letter to the Chris/Jill shipping community.
* ShoutOut:
** The words on the Veltro banner is from [[TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]], [[BilingualBonus in the original Italian.]] Specifically, the line is "Infin che il veltro verra, che la farra morir con doglia." It's from Virgil's description of how the Greyhound will rise up and kill the She-Wolf. Several other quotes are relevant as well, such as "abandon all hope, ye who enter here", "messengers from the depths of the Inferno", and "I know not who thou art, nor by what mode thou hast come down here by". Some of the music near the end of the game also uses the Italian lyrics from Canto III; specifically, the lines are, "Per me si va tra perduta gente" and "Per me si va ne la citta dolente," which are on the gates of Hell.
** Some of the weapons are inspired by movies. The Hydra is a three-barrelled version of Reggie Bannister's quad shotgun in the ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' films, and the Pale Rider distinctly resembles [[Film/{{Batman}} The Joker's]] telescopic revolver he used to shoot down the Batwing.
** "Two boys, uncovering secrets, wanted dead or alive! Just like The Falcon and the Snowman!"
** "Sometimes, even [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer]] nods off, you know?"
-->'''Keith:''' That doesn't even make any sense.
** "He's turning guppies into Film/{{Jaws}}!"
** If you play as Quint in Raid Mode and do reasonably well upon completing a stage, he'll whisper [[Film/EnterTheDragon "Don't think. Feel."]]
* ShoutOutThemeNaming: To the "Literature/TheDivineComedy": Parker Luciani may be named after an angel named Lucia from the book, and Veltro's translated name (greyhound) refers to the name of the first Canto. In terms of history: Zenobia is named after an ancient queen, and may also refer to the name Zenobius of Florence, who was said to be able to bring the dead back to life. The various stronger [=BOWs=] are named after the Malebranche of the Divine Comedy, specifically Farfarellos, Scarmilglione, Draghignazzo, and Malacoda.
* SirSwearsALot: Parker. He swears the most out of all of the characters in the game.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Rachel or Rachael?[[note]](It's Rachael)[[/note]]
* TheStinger: [[spoiler:Jessica is still alive, and is making a shady deal with Vester where she is given a sample of the T-Abyss virus.]]
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Chris is running around snowy mountains [[SleevesAreForWimps in a t-shirt]] and gear; Jessica's wetsuit is missing an entire pant leg.
* StylishProtectionGear: Jessica's Russian-style [[PrettyInMink fur hat and fur trimmed coat]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Chris and Jill's new partners are very similar to the ones they had in other games - Parker shares traits of Carlos and Barry, and Jessica is similar to Jill, Sheva, and [[spoiler:Wesker]].
* SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity: Given a new weapon and ammo? Gonna need it.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler:Parker does this, to protect Raymond from Jessica.]]
* ThoseTwoGuys: Quint and Keith.
* ThrowAwayGuns: Rachael does this when she runs out of bullets. Still doesn't help her survive in the end though.
* TimeBomb: Although there are no genuine time ''bombs'' in the game, [[spoiler:there are two timed segments, both when the Regia Solis satellite prepares to fire at the Zenobia, and to escape the Zenobia before it sinks.]]
* TooAwesomeToUse: Somewhat averted; if ammo is easily given to you, it's gonna be needed, and the other section's equipment doesn't affect Jill's ammunition, so fire away.
* TooManyBelts: Jill's and Parker's wetsuits, [[JustifiedTrope due to all of their equipment being strapped to their bodies in some way.]]
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:Rachael.]]
* TyopOnTheCover: The side of the box of the North American release calls the game "''Resident Evil Revel'''aitons'''''".
* UndyingLoyalty: Jill is dedicated to finding Chris, despite the storm and insane scenario she gets sucked into.
* UnnaturallyBlueLighting: The majority of the ship is lit in this way.
* UpdatedRerelease: For the Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, and [=PS3=]. Aside from a graphical update and achievements and trophies, the new copy will feature HUNK and Rachael as playable characters in Raid Mode. The catch? No laser sights to aim with (you are forced to use a crosshair). To long time RE-fans, this can make things difficult. For various other reasons, some fans may prefer the 3DS version.
* VideogameSettings
** AbandonedLaboratory / ShipLevel: The Queen Zenobia and Queen Semiramis
*** UnderwaterRuins: [[spoiler:Queen Dido]]
** ItsAllUpstairsFromHere
** PalmtreePanic
** SlippySlideyIceWorld
* ViewersAreGeniuses: The quote on the banner, the ship being called the [[HistoricalInJoke Queen Zenobia]], etc...
* TheVirus: The T-Abyss virus, which involved a virus discovered in the abyss, hence the name. Unlike the T-Virus, infected humans tend to resemble FishPeople and or {{Cthulhumanoid}}.
** Strangely enough, the Ooze could be considered Vampires, as they are undead, consume the blood of the living and are hurt/put off by light.
* WakeUpCallBoss: The fairly insane first boss battle against the Scagdead is the first sign that just because the game was developed for the 3DS doesn't mean it's kidding around.
* WeaponOfChoice: While most characters can wield multiple weapons, some of have a unique melee weapon, such as Parker's axe and Keith's kukri knives. Jessica also wields a rifle in all her appearances.
* WesternTerrorists: Il Veltro appears to be Italian in origin, based on their self-mythology and the names of their members. [[spoiler: It's indicated that they were college radicals who Morgan incited and funded to create his own personal terrorist threat.]]
* WhamShot: Chris and Jessica rush to help Jill and Parker who are about to drown in a flooding brig. They open the door, and... [[spoiler:it's empty. Camera then pans up showing that they are in a completely different ship]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Jill and Chris give [[spoiler:O'Brian]] a small dose of this [[spoiler:when his role in the supposed Veltro-ressurrection is revealed.]]
** Doubles as a DullSurprise as their reaction [[spoiler:[[ResidentEvil1 to finding out their superior has set the whole thing up and nearly gotten several members of the team horribly killed in a plan that could've gone wrong at any point]]]] is just "Well, you could've told us."
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: At the end of the game, the fates of various characters are revealed, such as [[spoiler:Quint and Keith, Parker, Chris, Jill, O'Brian and Jessica.]]
* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: Subverted. The ship is in the Mediterranean Sea. The place Chris and Jessica are hiking is in Finland. The only problem is that both locations are rather vague and large. Terragrigia also counts.
* WithThisHerring: Jill and Parker go to the Zenobia without any knowledge of what they are getting into, merely armed with pistols. Averted in the other sections, as the characters there are heavily armed due to apparent Veltro presence in the area.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: Small circles of fans were put off by Jill's appearance for this game, through generations of gaming and evolution, she was able to keep her looks mostly unchanged, but this installment in the series really gave makeover on her, although, in the finished product, she does look like she always did.