This page is for characters introduced in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' 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/ResidentEvil2''[[labelnote:Introducing]]Leon Scott Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Ada Wong, Sherry Birkin, William Birkin, Annette Birkin, Brian Irons, Marvin Branagh, HUNK, T-00 (Mr. X), Tofu[[/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/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, Ozwell 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]]


[[folder: Luis Sera]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/RinoRomano
-->''"A little rough, don't you think?"''

Luis is a smooth-talking cad who shows up mysteriously to aid Leon from time to time before running off. He claims to have been a policeman in Madrid before later admitting that he was also once a researcher for Los Illuminados. He does his best to help Leon and Ashley.

* TheAtoner: He goes well out of his way to help Leon and Ashley because of the responsibility he feels for the situation at hand.
* TheCasanova: He claims to be "quite the ladies' man."
* DashingHispanic
* HandsomeLech:
-->'''Luis''': "I see the president has equipped his daughter with ballistic stew."
* HeelFaceTurn: Although he is unusual in that his happens before the beginning of the story proper.
* HotScientist
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:By Saddler's Plaga tentacle.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He acts like a sleaze, but as the notes, medication, and the ''laser'' he created attest, he's a genius. Even Ada calls him "brilliant."
* SacrificialLion
* SmokingIsCool: The first thing he asks for when Leon finds him is a smoke.
* UnkemptBeauty

[[folder: Ashley Graham]]
!!!Voiced by: Carolyn Lawrence
-->''"I'm never turning into one of them! Never!"''

The president's daughter that Leon must rescue in ''4''.

* ArmorIsUseless: Averted. You can shoot the trap she was in with a rocket launcher and not kill her with it, also conveniently preventing any game overs due to a misfire. Later, when you unlock an alternate costume that is a literal suit of armor, she is both too heavy to be captured by mooks and invulnerable. Thus, having her stand in the center of a mob while shooting enemies around her works exceptionally well.
* BareYourMidriff: Her first bonus outfit.
* BodyguardCrush: On Leon.
* TheChick: While most of the time she's pretty much a DistressedDamsel, there's a few times in which she makes herself useful, piggybacking over locked gates to unbar them, helping out whenever there's more than one winch to turn, etc. She also drives a massive truck through a tunnel so Leon can focus on shooting up the Ganados trying to halt their progress.
* CoyGirlishFlirtPose: Her menu picture in her playable area shows her standing like this.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: A minor example. When you play with the default outfit, Ashley won't let you look under her skirt if she's above you (she'll close her legs and admonish you for trying). Playing with either of the unlockable, pants equipped outfits, and she doesn't respond if you try the same thing.
** Leon will also fall to one knee after catching her in his arms when she jumps down from a ledge that's too high for her to safely land if she's wearing the armor and will stand up clutching his back in pain.
* DistressedDamsel: She sticks with you for a couple of chapters when you first find her before traps in the castle separate you. The next two times you find her, she winds up kidnapped again by the end of the chapter.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The PS2 version runs cutscenes off of movie files so everyone has their default outfits, while all other editions use the game engine to show what's actually worn.
** When she's kidnapped by flying monsters, Leon just goes on looking for her. But if a mook carries her into a different game zone, it's instant Game Over, even if Leon is on his heels.
* ImprovisedWeaponUser: She can use candles/lanterns in the rooms when you play her.
* KillItWithFire: One of her few attacks is to throw candles at enemies.
* GagBoobs: Resulting in Luis's {{Lampshading}}.
** Further lampshaded with the trophy for rescuing her.
---> "Secure the Ballistics"
* TheLoad: Averted. She actually does make herself useful.
* PantyShot: Allegedly, the panties have a rather detailed graphic...
* ThePresidentsDaughter
* StoneWall: Armor Ashley is completely invincible to any form of attack. It is a perfectly viable strategy to use Armor Ashley to lure enemies away from Leon as he snipes them from a distance... with a rocket. Ashley will be perfectly fine.
* SweaterGirl: Her sleeveless sweater (even though she is wearing a full sweater around her neck).
* VideoGameCaringPotential[=/=]VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Depends on your take on {{Escort Mission}}s.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: [[ No kidding!]] Do it right, and you can have [[LethalJokeCharacter her]] performing Leon's [[SuplexFinisher suplex move]] on enemies!
** Ashley uses the same controls as Leon, but since she never finds any weapons in her chapter, you're not supposed to be able to fight. If you manage to hit a monk with one of the doors, though, you can run up and use one of the context-sensitive melee commands. Sadly, said ability only works in the original GameCube release.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: Try and count how many times she's been rescued, only to be kidnapped again. Granted, the circumstances are out of Leon's control, ranging from an ambush to [[spoiler: MindControl]].

[[folder: Ingrid Hunnigan]]
!!!Voiced by: Sally Saffioti
-->''"May I remind you that you're still on duty?"''

Leon's MissionControl in ''Resident Evil 4'', ''Degeneration'', ''Damnation'', and ''6''.

* BeautifulAllAlong
* ConsummateProfessional: Even people she's worked with for years know next to nothing about her personal life. The closest thing we get to hint is an anecdote in a file of her telling off her mother for calling her at work about her personal life, insisting her work is her number one priority.
* FriendshipMoment: In ''6'', when Leon asks Hunnigan to fake his and Helena's deaths so they can chase [[spoiler:Simmons]] to China, she barely hesitates. In fact, the reason they know where he's going is because she already put a tail on him. They're accusing a respected superior of a crime they themselves are the prime suspects in, without any evidence to back them up, and she believes them immediately.
* TheGlassesGottaGo
* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits: "I'm sending you a playing manual!"
* LastNameBasis: Almost always referred to as Hunnigan.
* {{Meganekko}}: Wears glasses all the time. It led to a lot of WildMassGuessing that she was an established character in disguise.
* MissionControl: Acts as Leon's mission control on both ''4'' and ''6''.
* SexySecretary
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The games and original source material seem to flip-flop between her last named being spelled Hunnigan or Hannigan, respectively.

[[folder: The Merchant]]
!!!Voiced by Paul Mercier
-->''"Got a collection of good things on sale, stranger!"''

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

* BritishAccents: For whatever reason, he is voiced with a Cornish/rural accent, commonly thought of as a "pirate" accent.
* CatchPhrase: "Wot're ye buyin'?"/"Wot're ye sellin'?"
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Everyone Calls Him The Merchant]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Subverted. He's a good guy.
* IntrepidMerchant
* LargeHam
* WeBuyAnything: "I'll buy it fer a high price."
* WeSellEverything: Well, everything you need to survive a zombie-infested Spanish town.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Only shows up in 4.
** Another one: the last time you see him is before the final battle with Saddler. And after Ada activates the bombs to destroy the island, we don't know whether or not he escaped.
* ZombieInfectee: Appears to have [[EvilAlbino the pale skin]] and [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] as [[HatePlague the Las Plagas]], but ''isn't'' BrainwashedAndCrazy, and is indeed willing to help out Leon... [[MoneyDearBoy for a price, of course]].

[[folder: Osmund Saddler]]
!!!Voiced by: Michael Gough

The true mastermind behind the events of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. He had Krauser capture the president's daughter in order to infect her with Las Plagas and then return her to the White House (after collecting ransom, of course), where she would presumably attack and spread Las Plagas throughout the United States. His plans were foiled by Leon and his crew.

* AmericaSavesTheDay: Saddler references this trope before fighting Leon and promises to subvert it. This of course is ultimately played straight.
* BigBad: This is the man behind both Mendez and Salazar.
* CatchAndReturn: If you pump enough bullets into him during the ''Separate Ways'' boss fight, he fires them back at Ada by forcing them out his finger.
* CombatTentacles: These are most prominent during his boss fight in ''Separate Ways''. [[spoiler:He also kills Luis with a tentacle from between his legs, in a move that fans affectionately call the "Wangpale."]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Conversations between Saddler and Leon can best be described as snark-offs.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: He's got an eye in his mouth that only pops out when he's taken a lot of damage. He also has eyes on the legs that grow out of his face in OneWingedAngel mode.
* FauxAffablyEvil: All the way. When Leon makes quips at his expense, Saddler always responds with a good-natured chuckle before telling him in a conversational tone how he's going to kill him, and never lets on that Leon is anything more than a source of amusement for him. Even when Leon manages to rescue Ashley at the Island after being cured of Las Plagas via chemo, Saddler's only reaction is to express amusement at him for managing to foil his plans before transforming.
* FlashStep: He's quite fond of using this during his boss fight with Ada. Unlike Wesker, he doesn't use it to [[DodgeTheBullet dodge bullets]].
* HiveMind: Using supersonic waves from his staff, he can control anyone or anything who hosts a Plaga, with a few possible exceptions.
* IdiotBall: The entire plot of ''Resident Evil 4'' makes considerably more sense on every possible level if you assume that receiving his master Plaga turned Saddler into a delusional psychopath who's unwilling to admit that he could possibly be wrong or be defeated. And as part of his research, Saddler had [[spoiler:Luis build a machine in the research building that could kill Las Plagas without damaging the host under certain conditions. Knowing full well that the machine was still operational and that it was very near where he was holding Ashley, Saddler made no effort to destroy the machine. Lo and behold, Ashley and Leon found it and used it to get rid of their parasites.]]
* InterimVillain: Unlike other antagonists in the series, he is not connected to Umbrella. Albert Wesker takes the role as main villain in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''.
* InTheHood
* LastNameBasis
* NoYou:
-->'''Saddler:''' Perhaps you are disillusioned with overconfidence just because you killed my small-time subordinate?
-->'''Leon:''' Saddler, '''you're''' small-time.
* OneWingedAngel: As noted above, he has legs that grow out of his face.
* PhallicWeapon: See CombatTentacles above.
* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler:He never really trusted Krauser, who was indeed [[TheMole working for Wesker]].]]
* ReligionOfEvil: Whether or not Saddler actually believes in the religion of Los Illuminados is unclear, but he is their leader and is at least using them as a cover for his own goals.
* SinisterMinister: Sinister ''Pope'', more like. The Head Honcho of the Los Illuminados cult.
* SoftspokenSadist: He almost never raises his voice and speaks in a polite, soft tone, even when faced with defeat.
* SuperSpeed: In human form, Saddler can move very quickly. He almost seems to hover along the ground as he does so.
* VillainBall: His persistence in keeping Ashley for ransom. Had he just quietly returned her, or allowed Leon to rescue her before he could get to the bottom of things, nobody would've known [[spoiler:she was infected]] untill it was too late.
* VillainousBreakdown: Saddler tries to keep a normal appearance throughout the game. Once he discovers that [[spoiler:Leon found a way to remove his Plaga, and Ashley probably did too]], Saddler goes mad and mutates into a mass of legs and tentacles.
* VillainousFriendship: One of the papers the player can find at the Island indicates that he was rather disheartened when both Bitores Mendez and Ramon Salazar were both slain by Leon.
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Despite his many, ''many'' opportunities to kill Leon, Saddler never gives up hope that Leon will succumb to Las Plagas and, in turn, his mind control. This comes back to bite him in the end.

[[folder: Ramon Salazar]]
!!!Voiced By: Rene Mujica

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

* BrattyHalfPint: An adult version. He's a grown man with a midget body, and his tantrums is that of a little spoiled brat.
* ButtMonkey: To Leon. You can tell Leon enjoys trolling the guy.
* CompensatingForSomething: Giant mecha Salazar GO!!!
* DeathTrap: His castle is chock full of them, from [[SpikesOfDoom spiked pits]] to [[TheWallsAreClosingIn closing walls]].
* DepravedDwarf
* DevourTheDragon: He absorbs the second Verdugo when going OneWingedAngel.
* GigglingVillain
* HannibalLecture: Subverted. Just as Salazar prepares to deliver a presumably well-rehearsed lecture on the nature of terrorism, Leon delivers a brilliant, wordless ShutUpHannibal [[MomentOfAwesome using violence]], which leaves Salazar whimpering like a sick puppy, [[{{Metaphorgotten}} only less adorable and more pathetic]].
* ImMelting: [[spoiler:His final fate.]]
* ImpaledPalm: Leon's aforementioned ShutUpHannibal moment involves him flinging his knife at Salazar and nailing his left hand to the wall.
* KnightTemplar: He wanted to rid the world of sin. However, his method of doing so is to sap people's will by allowing the Los Illuminados cult to plant Las Plagas into them.
* MisterBig: He's not ultimately in charge of the operation, but he's got ''loads'' of guys working for him, and is constantly flanked by two massive bodyguards.
* TheNapoleon: Not only is he short, he wears a Napoleon-esque outfit (including the CoolHat). The fact that he spent money on a giant robotic statue of himself also suggests a Napoleon complex.
* OneWingedAngel: Some sort of... plant thing?
* PraetorianGuard: The two Verdugo that follow him around serve this purpose. The first one is sent to fight Leon but the second one is a subversion because it's merely absorbed to help fuel Ramon's fusion with the Queen Plaga.
* PsychopathicManchild: Oh so much.
* TheWallsAreClosingIn: Pulls this trick on Leon. ''Twice.''
* TrapDoor: Leading into a spike pit. Ramon Salazar: [[XMeetsY Part Napoleon Boneparte, part Vlad the Impaler]].
** TrapDoorFail: He tries to kill Leon by having him fall into a pit of spikes. It fails of course.
* VillainousBreakdown: The first major villain of the game, Mendez, ends up nearly killing Leon every time they meet. In contrast, Leon ''always'' has a cool head when talking down Salazar, despite Salazar's efforts, and that drives him ''insane''.
--> '''Salazar:''' I've sent my right hand to dispose of you.
--> '''Leon:''' [[MemeticMutation You're [sic] right hand comes off?]]
--> '''Salazar:''' Say whatever you please. '''[=DIE YOU WORM!=]''' (''breaks the camera'')
* YoungerThanTheyLook: "It may come as a surprise, but I am only twenty years old!"
** OlderThanTheyLook: Salazar somehow manages to look like both a preteen boy and a withered old man, so his age is a surprise if you make an assumption either way.

[[folder: Jack Krauser]]
!!!Voiced by Creator/JimWard

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

* BladeBelowTheShoulder: [[spoiler:In addition to increased speed and endurance, the infection also mutates his left arm into a ''gigantic metal blade'' which you can use in the Mercenaries minigame.]]
* BloodKnight
* CareerEndingInjury: Which leads to his StartOfDarkness.
* CompensatingForSomething: Implied by Ada.
* DirtyCoward: Played with in ''Darkside Chronicles''. In the last few missions, Krauser essentially breaks under the strain, scrambling with fear from the giant viral monsters attacking him and Leon, even (mentally) desperately begging Leon to save his ass when he thought the odds were too great. Despite all this, and an extremely injured arm, he fights competently and professionally and never really lets any of this show.
** The game justifies this as a result of an ''extensive'' military career; his professionalism and experience tends to be highlighted throughout the campaign. Which makes TheReveal of his inner thoughts to be all the more frightening. The point at which you realize just ''how'' disassociated his thoughts are from his actions is when the warning bells start going off.
* DisneyDeath: Played straight and subverted. [[spoiler:You would ''think'' beating the tar out of him with Leon ''and'' having a stone tower explode and collapse on him would be enough to kill Krauser. It doesn't, but Ada later manages to put him down for good anyways.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: ''Darkside Chronicles'' shows us that he was pretty badass ''before'' [[spoiler:getting infected.]]
* EvilCounterpart: For Leon. Both are ''KnifeNut''s, worked for the US government, and even served on the same mission in ''Darkside Chronicles.'' Ironically, Krauser falls to the dark side because he ''liked'' his work with SOCOM so much, so when he [[spoiler:all but loses one arm and faces an end to his military career, he turns to Wesker.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: Ends up turning to Wesker (and presumably faking his own death).
** MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: One of the major factors in his allying himself with Wesker was because of deep anger about feeling used by the United States Military, especially when they didn't even request for him to join up with the organization to stop bioweapon threats, yet they allowed Leon to join, and later their firing him because the Javier mission had him injured in his arm with it not fully recovering. That would probably explain why Krauser, despite swearing an oath to his native country, was perfectly willing to undergo a mission to kidnap the President's daughter.
** FallenHero
* GoodEyesEvilEyes
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The giant scar on his face is supposed to make him look more intimidating. When he puts war paint on his face, it lessens the appearance of it.
* GreenEyedMonster: Has shades of this when he learns about Leon's being ordered to join the secret organization to stop bioweapons, despite the fact that Krauser, at least in his viewpoint, would have willingly joined up to aid the government to get rid of the bioweapons, and yet was not even given that chance.
* {{Hypocrite}}
* KnifeNut: And used to make him seem a good deal like an Evil Opposite for Leon, his former teammate.
* LastNameBasis
* LightningBruiser: Of the Mercenaries, he's got the largest health bar, his bow is extremely powerful, his physical attacks will ''demolish'' just about anyone, ''and'' he can run at a pretty good pace.
** But he becomes a MightyGlacier when injured (he becomes incredibly slow, which is not good when Super-Salvador is chasing you).
* NervesOfSteel: Played with, see DirtyCoward.
* NiceHat: A raspberry beret.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: The bio for Krauser in Darkside Chronicles noted that he had a long and outstanding service in the military prior to his ultimate fall.
* PsychoSupporter: By VideoGame/ResidentEvil4, he is very much loyal to Wesker, presumably because of his healing his arm so he can be a soldier again.
* RememberTheNewGuy: "I died in the crash 2 years ago... Is that what they told you?" What crash? What mission? Who are you?
* RivalTurnedEvil: ''Darkside Chronicles'' lays out the rather tragic story. Leon and Krauser only knew each other for the one mission, but they earned each other's respect and friendship and from Leon's point of view, parted as friends. [[BeneathTheMask In reality]], because of a combination of the insane stress of the mission, fear of rejection by the government after major injury, and subsequent fascination for power with which he could liberate himself from others' control, Krauser sought after organic weaponry to augment himself immediately after that mission, breaking all bonds with Leon and the US government (although the fact that the US government fired him because of his injury was probably a huge factor in that last part of his viewpoint).
* ShellShockedVeteran: Similar to [[Franchise/MetalGear Gray Fox]], Jack Krauser feels he is useless outside of the battlefield, and that being a soldier is his calling, to the extent that he often underwent mercenary missions even when he was off-duty from SOCOM. This is a large part of the reason why he ultimately turned to Wesker's help after [[spoiler:the US Government fired him due to his arm injury never really recovering.]]
* StabTheScorpion: In ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles Darkside Chronicles]]'', he stabs a snake that's about to strike Leon.
* WarriorPoet: He develops into a rather cynical philosopher over the course of ''The Darkside Chronicles''.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Inverted. Even after death, he still served some use to Wesker with the latter autopsing his body and retrieving the Dominance Plaga to gain his plans.]]

[[folder: Bitores Mendez]]
!!!Voiced By: Jesse Corti

Another member of Los Illuminados and the village chief, Mendez personally led the hunt for both Leon and Ashley as they tried escaping from the clutches of the Plagas.

* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's the village chief, and every time he runs into Leon, he comes within a hare's breadth of killing him.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassBeard: It even remains when he turns OneWingedAngel!
** BadassLongcoat: Though it's burned off when he goes OneWingedAngel.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: He only speaks to Leon once in the entire game.
* {{Expy}}: Clearly resembles Rasputin.
** Also looks a lot like [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 the T-103/Mr. X]], leading to some early speculation that he was one.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: When half of his health is depleted during his Boss Fight, his upper body rips away from his legs, forcing him to climb on the rafters to attack you.
* HandicappedBadass: Has a [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]] GlassEye in his left eye socket. It does little to slow him down.
** ChekhovsGun: The glass eye serves as a key out of the village.
* KnightOfCerebus: He is a very serious threat to Leon.
* LargeAndInCharge: Serves as a contrast to Salazar's MisterBig.
* LightningBruiser: Pre-OneWingedAngel, at least. When Leon first enters the barn, Mendez practically {{Flash Step}}s across his line of sight, then appears behind him.
* ImplacableMan: Has shades of this pre-OneWingedAngel, as Leon's completely unable to overpower the giant village chief when they encounter each other.
* NeckLift: Has a habit of doing this to Leon whenever they meet.
** NeckSnap: He will do this to Leon if you fail the Quick Time Event before his Boss Fight.
* OneWingedAngel: Resembles some manner of monstrous praying mantis.
* PragmaticVillainy: After Leon is infected with a Plaga, Mendez almost strangles him to death, but when he sees the tell tale [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] of a Plaga host, he spares him. It doesn't last long.
* StarterVillain: He's the first major bad guy Leon encounters, and the serves as the main boss of the village section of the game.

[[folder: Mike]]
Leon's evac personnel. A good deal of Leon's story involves him attempting to get extraction from him, and Mike even gives missile assistance late in the game.
* AmericanAccents: He sounds like he's from New York, given how he pronounces ''bar.''
* FlatCharacter: Sadly, he only gets a couple of lines.
* EscortMission: Inverted. By all accounts, he is escorting you.
* GatlingGood: His helicopter.
* TheCavalry
* INeedAFreakingDrink: He and Leon agree they both need a drink after the game. [[spoiler:Too bad he never gets that drink.]]
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Averted. Pausing to talk to Leon about bars gets him.
* TooPowerfulToLive: Osmund Saddler shoots him down once he kills enough of his militia.