Characters: Resident Evil 5

This page is for characters introduced in Resident Evil 5 only. For characters in other games or films in the game continuity, go to their respective debut media.

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     Sheva Alomar 

Voiced by Karen Dyer

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

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

     Josh Stone 

Voiced by: TJ Storm

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

  • Badass: Firmly establishes himself as one, both as Jill's parter in Desperate Escape and in the Mercenaries game, where he's lugging the shotgun and an RPG.
    • Not to mention using hammer punches and elbow drops.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted. He survives the entirety of RE5.
  • The Good Captain: Of BSAA West Africa.
  • Lower Deck Episode: A DLC campaign ("Desperate Escape") in Resident Evil 5 allows you to play as him and Jill Valentine trying to escape from the Tricell headquarters.
  • The Mentor: To Sheva.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: His melee takedowns include elbow drops, German suplexes, and chokeslams.

     Ozwell E. Spencer 

Voiced by Adam D. Clarke

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

  • A God Am I: "I was to become a god!"
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He's a Lord......his last name is perhaps a Shout-Out to the venerable Spencer family, of which Princess Diana was a member.
  • Bad Boss: In "Lost in Nightmares" from Resident Evil 5, you can read diary entries of those who worked in Spencer's mansions. It seems he turned a lot of them into test subjects, and ultimately into monsters and zombies.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Celebrity Resemblance: His voice actor, who is a self-admitted Star Wars fan, based his voice on that of Ian McDiarmid's role of Emperor Palpatine.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Kills Marcus through Wesker and Birkin, betrays the latter for attempting to leave Umbrella, betrays George Trevor by locking him inside his mansion, and lastly betrays Wesker by admitting he is his creation.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Cutscene Boss: After waiting numerous games to meet Ozwell E. Spencer in the flesh, Wesker kills him in a cutscene. Although, fighting an 89 year old man on life support probably would not have been an epic boss battle.
  • Dark Lord on Life Support: The years have clearly taken their toll. He was even the page image for a time. He's reduced to being confined to a wheelchair and life support system three years before Resident Evil 5 due to his old age. He expects Alex Wesker to reverse this condition by engineering an Immortality virus, although Albert Wesker kills him to become the Big Bad after Spencer reveals that Wesker was one of many Unwitting Pawns for Umbrella known as "Wesker children" in a project done to create the perfect breed of humans.
  • Evil Cripple: He's in a wheelchair when Wesker finds him.
  • Evil Old Folks: 89 when he dies.
  • Greater Scope Villain: He's The Man Behind the Man to all of Umbrella, including Alexia, Sergei, Birkin, and the series' most recurring villain, Albert Wesker. Yet, he is rarely seen throughout the series and doesn't even interact with the protagonists.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How Wesker kills him, using his bare hands!
  • Mad Scientist
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: He's behind all the bad stuff in the series, whether directly or indirectly, but he's little more than a pitiful old man, whining about how he was unable to achieve godhood.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To Sergei, who's his Dragon-in-Chief, Alexia, and Birkin (who he employs), and in an odd way, Wesker, who he created.
  • Meaningful Name: He shares a last name with Herbert Spencer, the philosopher who conceived Social Darwinism.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: If Spencer didn't order Wesker and Birkin to assassinate Dr. Marcus, none of the events relating to Umbrella's downfall and afterwards would have happened.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Par excellence.
  • Smug Snake: Smart and a capable schemer, he's behind almost every bad thing in-series, but he waited too long to put his plan in motion, allowing Wesker to hijack it for himself.
  • The Unfought: The heroes never even meet him alive. He's already been killed by the time Chris and Jill bust into his chamber.

     Excella Gionne 

Voiced by Nina Fahren

"You're just not ready for me!"

Excella is the CEO of Tricell Africa and one of the people responsible for the creation of the Uroboros Virus. She also shares Wesker's idea of World Domination and intends to be the Queen of the new world with Wesker as her King.

     Ricardo Irving 

Voiced By: Allan Groves

Director of the oil facility headed by Tricell Africa, Irving helped found its B.O.W. research department, and subsequently became known as a "death dealer" on the black market for distributing the products Tricell developed to African bioterrorists. Chris and Sheva going to Africa to capture him is what kickstarts the events of Resident Evil 5.

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

Mentioned by files in Resident Evil 5's 'Lost in Nightmares' DLC.

For the tropes pertaining to this character, and be warned there will be spoilers, see Resident Evil: Revelations 2.