Characters / Resident Evil 0

This page is for characters introduced in Resident Evil 0 only. For characters in other games or films in the game continuity, go to their respective debut media.

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     Billy Coen 

Voiced by David Webster (2002) and Steve Von Wormer (2007)
"Listen, little girl, if you haven't noticed there's some pretty freaked out things on this train. And I, for one, wanna' get out of here. I don't think we stand a chance of doing it alone."

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

  • Chained by Fashion: He wears handcuffs throughout the game, dangling off of one wrist. He manages to pick them off by the end of the game, and he discards them by tossing them off of a cliff.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: He heavily contrasts the four (so far) canonical male protagonists in the games. Like Chris, he is a military man who fought for the right reasons, but whereas Chris will take reasonable orders, Billy refuses to kill anyone who isn't an enemy. Like Leon, he has a strong sense of justice and will help others. However Leon is a cop-turned secret agent, while Billy is a wrongly convicted man. While heavy with the snark factor, Jake is a mercenary Only in It for the Money who is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold, which initially gruff, Billy appears to be nicer than his appearance makes him. While Ethan contrasts all four men himself, Billy appears to know more than he should, while Ethan unknowingly gets himself into a situation where he has to fight to survive.
  • Death Faked for You: By Rebecca, at the end of the game.
  • Elites Are More Glamorous: Billy served in a Marine Force Reconnaissance unit.
  • Hidden Depths: Despite how brutish he seems more often than not, he's remarkably good at playing the piano.
    • Tip of the iceberg. When Rebecca finds him after he gets washed away, they come upon a pile of skeletons. Somehow Billy is aware that Marcus used them as test subjects for the Mother Virus. Someone knows a little more than they're letting on.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: One of the brawniest male characters, partnered up with the smallest adult female character.
  • Hunk: Absolutely.
  • I Won't Say I'm Guilty: Granted, he's not.
  • Jade-Colored Glasses: Billy is almost bizarrely aloof about his conviction, resigned to his fate, and cynically shoots down Rebecca when she tries to be optimistic about it. And yet...
  • Knight in Sour Armor: ... The cynical, wrongfully convicted murderer has a powerful sense of justice. He's the one who convinces Rebecca to partner up with him and he's the one who refuses to go back on his word.
  • The Nicknamer: To Rebecca.
  • The Quiet One: Man of few words.
  • Semper Fi: An ex-Marine.
  • Tattooed Crook: Averted. He's the only convict among the series protagonists and has a very prominent tattoo, but Billy is a decent guy and not actually a criminal, and closer examination reveals that his tattoo reads, "Mother Love."
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Hasn't been seen or heard from since Zero. The only continuity nod is in Resident Evil 2, where Rebecca reported him dead.
    • Where she misspells his surname as "Koen"...

     Dr. James Marcus 

Voiced by Ian Downie

One of Umbrella's three founding members along with Ozwell E. Spencer and Edward Ashford, the one who figured out how to make the Proginetor Virus into the T-Virus. He was murdered by Wesker and Birkin on Spencer's orders.

     Mysterious Young Man/Reborn Dr. Marcus/The Queen Leech 

Voiced by Ian Downie (old) and Lyon Smith (young)

A young man in strange clothes that causes the mutated leech outbreak on the Ecliptic Express. He claims to be Dr. Marcus reborn and wants to destroy Umbrella. He's actually Dr. Marcus' greatest creation the Queen Leech, which absorbed Dr. Marcus' body and memory.

     T- 001 "Proto Tyrant" 

Umbrella's first semi-successful attempt at making a super soldier. Despite its primitive design in comparison to later B.O.W.s, it nonetheless demonstrated the "bare ferocity" that earned its series the name "Tyrant". During the experiment, the t-Virus' negative effects were found to be too potent, resulting in such deformities as the skin essentially "exfoliating". This led to the decision to discontinue the Tyrant's development.

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Played Straight. Attacking its exposed heart or exposed spine deals massive damage to the creature.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: Tyrants as a whole zigzag on this. They're extremely difficult to create, as only one in about ten million people have the genetic compatibility with the T-Virus to become Tyrants upon infection. However, they are extremely powerful creatures, and once Umbrella develops cloning technology, they really become a viable creature.
  • Body Horror: It has a skull-like face with lip- and cheek-less jaws, a twisted claw for a hand, lesions all over its skin, a huge exposed heart beating on the outside of its chest, and its spine is exposed through its back. Although fans had long speculated that the heart had been forced out of the chest by the mutation process, it was eventually stated by Word of God that the heart was actually an external graft, and in fact it has three hearts to cope with the demands of its body.
  • Flawed Prototype: It is the first model of tyrant developed and suffers several design flaws not seen in later models. While it has many of the benefits, such as increased musculature, a claw like arm, and the ability to regenerate severe battle damage, it also has more exposed weakpoints. Its grafted heart is more exposed to gunfire, and a flaw in its nervous system has left its spine exposed (creating an additional weakness) and causes it to twitch erratically.
  • Flipping the Bird: Its middle finger on its right arm has mutated into the largest claw it has, making it appear to be constantly flipping you off.
  • Healing Factor: A benefit of its genetic compatibility with the t-Virus. It can regenerate extensive battle damage very quickly. Often getting back up mere seconds after falling in combat.
  • Mighty Glacier: It's slow and lumbering, but it's incredibly tough, as mentioned above. Although it is not as tough as its successors.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: It attacks Wesker on an elevator in the factory.
  • Unflinching Walk: Stalks menacingly towards the player, shrugging off shots all the while.
  • Why Won't You Die?: Everytime you think you have put it down, it just gets right back up again to come after you (or attack someone else)
  • Wolverine Claws: Its iconic mutated limb is a mass of sword-like clawed fingers.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Wesker states similar when the Proto-Tyrant attacks him. Amusingly stating "What do we have here? You were supposed to be disposed of."