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Resident Evil 0
- James Marcus. He's a guy with hippie hair, who's 80 going on 20, who runs around in a bathrobe that looks like something out of Final Fantasy, who sees leeches as his children, and sings opera that controls aforementioned leeches.
- Enrico. Let's just say that the voice you get over the radio is not altered because he's shouting into a radio.
- Less funny than most of these examples: the part where Rebecca briefly reunited with one of her team members stood out because after he left the room, she narrated, "I never saw him again". She did never see him again, but it always seemed like some pretty lazy storytelling...
- Especially because it's the only other narration she does after the intro, long after you'd forgotten she was even narrating in the first place.
- Rebecca's annoyed tone when she demands to know "WHO triggered the self-destruct mechanism?!" From the sound of it, whoever did is in for the mother of all timeouts.
- Marcus' joyous line of "...and the world will BURN in an INFERNO OF HATE! AHAHAHAHAH!" was so cheesy. It didn't help that his old man form looked a lot like Peter Cushing.
Resident Evil 1/Remake
Resident Evil 2
- In Resident Evil 2, the voice acting was just cheese all the way. The worst may have been Sherry's line, "He must have been caught by the monsters! I have to help him." The punctuation is not a mistake. She goes from panic in the first sentence, to flat in the second.
- The second worst was Ada's fake death, if Leon is the second scenario. It's not so bad if Leon is the first scenario, but this one has Ada suddenly become the love interest.
"I'm just a woman... and in love with you... nothing more. **kiss** *dies*"
- "Get... that... scum! Make... him... pay!"
- "Bitter irony... Chief of Police.. Co-Conspirator!" - as Pat points out during the Best Friends playthrough, it almost sounds like the writers were doing their best to make a pun based on Chief Irons' name.
- Leon's "Hold your fire! I'm a human!"
- "WHO ARE YA. WHAT ARE YA DOIN HERE."
- Leon says "Someone tried to kill me", when actually Annette was trying to shoot Ada, and Leon jumped into the line of fire.
- The fact that your character still utters a death cry even after their head has been completely dissolved off by an Ivy creature.
- And how about when Ada heals Leon by placing the bandage on the outside of his uniform?
- Claire's monotone "There's a gun inside."
- When William Birkin is gunned down by Umbrella Special Forces in Annette's flashback, she stops him to take care of the "bullet wound." Wound? he got shot, like, fifteen times!
- Oh my god, as great a game it is, the narm could get bloody ridiculous at times. There is a diary you pick up in the police station that starts with "The police station was unexpectedly attacked by zombies. Many have been injured, more have been killed." What kind of a place do you live in where you can write this like it's an everyday occurrence?
- The bonus EX Files in the Nintendo 64 port of the game are alright aside from one being a transcript of Jill's monologue from the opening of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and some of them being lifted wholesale from that game, but two of them, Brad's Note and Chris' Report to the Chief take the cake. Brad's Note is humorous for him actually writing down stuff that would be more suited to a voiced inner monologue like "No!! It's that monster in the black suit again! Why does that thing keep chasing me?! What did I do? This must be someone's sick idea of a joke." even if he was in a panic with Nemesis chasing him, but Chris' Report is funnier since he's relating the Mansion Incident to the Chief, but not only does he forget that Enrico Marini was shot dead by Wesker and not killed by the monsters (Moreso if you played as Chris and got to Enrico since Chris would be there to witness it) but he looks especially silly with the line about the zombie dogs with him saying "We later discovered that these dogs were actually zombie dogs as they did not even feel our gunfire." How does he expect Chief Irons to take him seriously if he's writing insane stuff like that? Also Rebecca's Report on Billy Coen's "death" which misspells his surname as "Koen".
- Leon's delivery of "Running off like that was reckless AND stupid!" towards Ada, making him sound like he's giving her one hell of a scolding and a possible time out. Naturally, Ada replies with a "Yeah, whatever" attitude.
- Leon's overenthusiastic "It worked!" when Sherry survives in the end of the scenario even though he has no idea what is going on. First brought up here.
- "Ah, my god has protected you. It will always be with you." This line from Claire's ending would be a rather tender reassurance, except it's said in reference to the "Made in Heaven" vest she gives to Sherry, hinting that Claire either subscribes to an unbelievably bizarre garment-based theology or she's quite possibly the biggest Queen fan ever.
- Even the beta, RE 1.5 isn't safe. Particularly G-William Birkin's roar of "Sherry!" when you fight him in the warehouse. It sounds nothing like a mutated person, just a bloke with a fair bit of liquid (That particularly ISN'T blood) in his mouth trying to say "Sherry." The idea of G-William screaming Sherry's name made it into the Darkside Chronicles retelling of RE2...where, though it now sounded a bit better, was still narmy as hell.
- In her introduction, Ada refers to Ben as "one of them reporter types", like she's suddenly in the 1930s.
- Why would you bring your personal diary to your workplace? Better yet, why the hell in the world would you write "I know what the Chief is doing! If he finds out about it, I'm dead." on it and bring it to his workplace?
- If you check Annette's corpse after she shoots Ada in Leon A, Leon will comment: "What made her do that?!". I don't know, Leon. Maybe Annette was on her period, maybe she was trying to kill a zombie behind you, or maybe Ada shouldn't have tried to steal something that killed her husband, mutated him, infected the entire city and had put her own daughter in danger.
- Claire's conversation with Annette, both of them Completely Missing the Point:
Annette: Where's Sherry?
Claire: *nods* But I've asked her, she's never even heard of the G-Virus before!
Annette: Which room? Tell me!
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
- "He's after STARS members! There's no escape!"
- "All the foxy ladies love my accent. It drives 'em craaazy!" That is to say, when he even has one.
- Nemesis's final form. After a whole game's worth of running away/blowing the crap out of him, to the point that his HEAD falls off, he's still alive. Just as you put the first battery in, Nemesis drops in, eats part of one of the tyrants, and mutates one last time. All very scary and frustrating, until you see what part of the tyrant he's feeding on.
- The fact that you can encounter Nicholai after he gets caught in a gas station explosion is a bit silly.
- In one scene at the clock tower, Jill and Carlos meet up and Carlos begins to crack, saying they should just give up since the zombies keep coming. Jill slaps him across the face and asks him if he is really giving up. What does Carlos do? "No! I just...can't handle it!" and runs off like a crying child who was told he couldn't have any ice cream. So much for driving the ladies crazy with his accent.
Resident Evil: Code Veronica
Resident Evil 4
- Future Resident Evil games have been considered quite campy even with improved voice acting. It has surely evolved into self-parody in Resident Evil 4, with Leon howling in soul-wrenching woe at the deaths of the Mexican cop from Spain and the helicopter pilot who he knew for all of 10 minutes.
- Let's not even get started on Ashley's parasite removal scene.
- "I have the antidote! If I give it to her..." What? WHAT?! WHAT'LL HAPPEN YOU STUPID-!
- When Leon finds a deep freeze room full of corpses infected with parasites, his reaction: "Sucks to be them."
- Giant. Robotic. Salazar. Really now? The fact that it had absolutely no thematic connection to either the previous areas or the key needed to enter the room was silly enough. The fact that the hands moved up and down to be used as lifts (which enemies could barely maneuver) was silly enough. Hell, the idea of Salazar spending money on a giant robotic statue of himself is enough narm for the entire series. But the chase at the end with falling pillars... Just what? Here's the scene, but sped up and set to a familiar piece of music.
- When you get to the Island, you have to go through a kitchen-like area in the medical facility. When you walk past the oven, a mook bursts out of it and attacks you, on fire. What he was doing in there in the first place, no idea.
- Mike's appearance in this game could count as this. We never see his face, he shows up in a helicopter killing Ganados for two minutes, and he is killed by one of them. His death got to Memetic Mutation as Leon is incredibly angered by the death of a guy he never saw and met for like so little.
- Leon's subsequent comm link conversation with Saddler, where he audibly shouts "Saddler, you bastard!!"...which is nonsensically censored in the captions as "Saddler, you..."
- Saddler's big, hard, throbbing, killer tentacle wang. Salazar gets his own literal one-eyed snake when he goes One-Winged Angel.
- Leon's goofy-ass death scream is a common cause of this in-game.
Resident Evil 5
- There's a moment in the middle of the final boss battle where Chris Redfield needs to push a boulder out of his way; he gets so caught up in the moment he resorts to sucker-punching the boulder with all his might. If this doesn't qualify as narm, nothing does.
- You have to wonder how anyone could think that would actually help, or not break his knuckles either. He clearly hurts himself when punching Wesker, just to add further confusion.
- 'break his knuckles'? Try 'break every bone in his hand'.
- Wesker delivering a line in an over the top manner: "A new Genesis is at hand, and I will be the creator!"
- Irving: "I JUST GOT AN EXTREEEEME MAKEOVAH!"
- Then, after he dies, he tries to give a serious dying monologue about how the world's changing.
- The fact that Irving ("Let's go get this eeeeeerrrving") sounds like one of the cartoon weasels from Who Framed Roger Rabbit does not assist in taking him in any way seriously.
- "The Human race requires JUDGEMENT!" "And you're going to judge us? Do you get all your ideas from comic book villains!?" Considering Wesker's plan, though, that question actually makes sense.
- Complete... global... saturation... SSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
- Everything Wesker says and does in the entire game is Narm Unleaded. He is, after all, a cat-eyed Johnny Bravo lookalike (right down to the permanent sunglasses) clad in a leather trenchcoat and armed with all the physics-bending strength and speed of Agent Smith, not to mention a god complex on par with only the best cartoon supervillains. If all of this does not seem Narmful enough for you, perhaps this◊ will do the trick.
- Sheva's shouting, "This guy's lost it!" after "this guy" has mauled both her and her partner and thrown them off a balcony. Well-spotted, Sheva. Well-spotted.
- She makes this comment when Wesker proclaims himself god. Sheva, like most sane people, would make the jump from him being a bio-terrorist to a genocidal humanphobic self-proclaimed messiah.
- Oh, and if you're playing as Sheva, she grunts just like Chris when Wesker kicks her through the doorway.
- Relish? Good ol' Wesker? Nah. But that's why we love him.
- During the quick time event scene during the final battle with Wesker on the plane, if Sheva manages to miss one of her button presses, Wesker does a back flip over Chris and snaps his neck in mid air. Easily the most hilarious thing in the franchise.
- Let's not forget Wesker's constant "There's no point in hiding!" and "Found you!" if you try to hide from him during a battle. Especially when you walk around the pillar you're hiding behind, shoot him in the back, and beat the shit out of him. Bonus points because you can pull this little trick off several times and Wesker never gets smarter.
- During the second battle, you can turn off the lights. Wesker will then stand around and just rant about how he's going to kill all unworthy humans, at which point you can just sneak up on him, shoot him in the face, and punch him out. When he gets up again, he will just stand there again and continue his rant. Villain Ball, anyone?
- Kirk, one of the longest-surviving helicopter pilots in the series (next to Brad, of course), dies when he is attacked by flying B.O.Ws, which causes his helicopter to crash. This is silly for two reasons: 1) The B.O.Ws in question are big enough to hurt individuals, but they shouldn't be able to knock a helicopter out of its flight pattern and cause it to crash, especially if you have a support gunner who should be able to suppress them with small arms fire (in-game, it only takes a few bursts from a machine gun or one blast from a shotgun to take them down). 2) Kirk's reaction to the B.O.Ws and the crashing of the helicopter is downright hilarious, even though it is supposed to be a serious situation.
- We learn how the heal sprays are used in this game: by closing your eyes and spraying your face with it for a second. Instantly healed!
- The Giant Majini's battle cries sound too much like Curly.
- The two mercenaries mini-games have this. For starters, when you play co-op with Chris and Wesker, it is absolutely hilarious to hear Chris scream Wesker's name in sorrow if he dies. Then we have the Mercenaries Reunion where Rebecca's catch-phrases are "I'm Rebecca!" and, "Oh no!" In addition, pretty much everything about Excella in this game. She bitch-slaps time, can make enemies' heads explode by slapping them, and there's her "first aid" finisher move which involves her injecting the enemies with Uroboros. Oh, and Barry's catchphrase of "I have THIS" returns during a certain melee move or when he's planting proximity bombs.
Resident Evil 6
- The whole "Good Job!" and "Thank You" options. It involves the characters putting a thumbs up while moving their arms in a rather awkward motion.
- Even funnier when coupled with "Wait", which essentially results in the character saying "No" and their arms move in an equally awkward motion.
- During Jake's campaign, you have to play a piano to get a piece of the puzzle. You can be playing wonderful notes while your partner stomps a J'avo's head off in the background.
- Each time a boss or enemy you thought got killed returns and the characters say stuff like "This guy again?!".
- Eventually, Simmons' ability to just keep coming back for more gets ridiculous. To wit, he can get harmed by things ranging from exploding barrels to lightning and still survive for the next encounter.
- During Chris' campaign, you're able to go to a playground and play on it for god's sake.
- Sherry's facebuster.
- Simmons turns into a freaking organic Transformer! You can just hear the signature sound effect whenever he morphs. Anyone with even a decent grasp of the law of conservation of mass will also piss their pants laughing when Simmons goes from six-foot-tall man into house-sized zombie t-rex in seconds and back to boot!
- "You jarheads look alike", says the bald-shaven man to the two armed soldiers with full heads of hair.
- Jake punching out Ustanak with his bare hands is pretty damn narm-y.
- While the series identity has evolved over the years, the cheesiness does too. Instead of B-movie horror, you overall get campy action movie cheesiness!!
- The motorcycle Chase Scene during Jake's campaign at the beginning of Chapter 4 comes to mind. It's waaaaay too over-the-top to be taken seriously.
- If you're playing Ada's campaign with 0 co-op, Leon's animation when he's protecting Ada is hilarious. Its bad animation puts the above "Thank You" animations to shame.
- The rose for silly animations has to go to being killed as Helena while her sister is riding piggyback. Debra doesn't move or react to this at all, still tightly clutching Helena as they both fall down and faceplant. "Uh, sis? I just felt a big bump; you okay up there? ...Sis?"
- Any time somebody dies, your partner screams their name; all are pretty narmy, but Piers's scream of 'Captain' takes first prize.
- How do Jake and Sherry defeat the Ustanak? They hold a gun together and shoot it in the head. Together. ...Awww?
- At a certain section of the game, both teams of Leon and Helena as well as Chris and Piers are in hot pursuit of "Ada"/Carla Radames. Depending on who you're playing as, you're chasing either an old ally of yours to question her on her take on all the chaos and why she's suddenly turning explosive motor-bots on you or the woman who slaughtered your squad mates and now you want her head on a stick. A very tense situation, no? All ruined by the fleeing "Ada"/Carla who's sprinting this awkward, spastic, arms-a-flailing attempt of a Girly Run.
- Neo-Umbrella! Did the company's CEO never think that name would make them suspicious?
- Everything Leon and Helena touch dies! Seriously, they try to save a girl and it doesn't work. They travel in a plane and everybody dies. They travel in a bus and the driver dies. They even go to a cathedral and monsters appear out of nowhere, killing the poor guys hiding from the J'avos.
- Simmons' death is so similar to the 90s actions film that it could make Arnold Schwarzenegger jealous. He loses so much blood that he even makes the Umbrella logo.
- Piers' insistence that he is the best driver the BSAA's got, depending on how much difficulty you may have with that particular driving section in Chris' campaign. It gets a little hard to swallow when "Ada"/Carla just keeps getting away.
- The Lepotitsa. A fat, grinning, giggling monster with a really goofy bouncy run.
Resident Evil: Revelations
- When playing the demo, make sure the people around you understand that you're playing a game demo that is going to have a guy being strangled (if you have the sound on and don't have headphones on). Otherwise, the random grunting sounds rather... questionable.
- The game is already narmy without even playing it because the title isn't even spelled correctly.
- "Me and my sweet ass are on the way!" Come to think of it, a lot of Jessica's flirtatious lines are Narmful simply because of how amazingly inappropriate they are given the circumstances.
- Not only that, but her over-designed wet suit with heels, a collar, half of her hair sticking out and nothing covering her right leg is so ridiculous looking that it makes the character impossible to take seriously. It doesn't help that nearly everyone else in the game wears realistic and sensible clothing.
- God, these tentacles are so annoying!
- Raymond's silly looking clown-red bouffant/combover 'do. It really undercuts his sinister characterization when he looks like he just wandered in from a Flock of Seagulls tribute show.
- His parter Rachael also sported a similarly ridiculous hairdo, complete with Sam the Sheepdog-style Blinding Bangs. The FBC's grooming and dress policies must be a hoot.
- Without further adieu, Gamesradar's compilation of the cheesiest moments in RE Revelations. And that's just from the first three chapters. They didn't get to Quint and Keith!
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
- Darkside Chronicles gives us a real gem during the Resident Evil 2 segment. You run into Sherry, of course, and she runs away, which confuses Claire. However, since the game likes Rewarding Vandalism, you're bound to get a downright hilarious amount of...
Leon: "Why is she running away from us!?" (said while blasting the shit out of the entire room)
- Blob!Birkin's gargled and muffled "SHEEEERRYYYYYYYYYY" when he comes bursting into the train. This is long after he should have the proper vocal chords to speak, let alone the sentience to do so.
- During Ada Wong's "death" some of her lines come across as forced. This clashes greatly with her portayal in The Umbrella Chronicles.
Ada: It's strange. I barely know you, but somehow I knew you'd say that.
- Tch, still beats the line she used in Resident Evil 2
Ada (Resident Evil 2): I'm just a woman.....who fell in love with you."
- All the dialogue in the final cutscene, like the "virus in your soul" line.
- The Hunter's death animation when taken down with the shotgun. They almost always lift their head up, and slam it back down with a WHUMP sound.
Resident Evil Survivor
- Resident Evil: Survivor. Oh my god, Survivor. Probably the moment that takes the absolute cake is Vincent's phone call from his mother which Lily is listening to on a computer terminal. What makes this better is that it's immediately followed by an equally hilarious moment: Lily seeing Ark approaching from behind, calmly turning her chair around and standing up, and then shrieking and trying to run away from him.
- "We can keep flying as long as we have fuel." No shit, Sherlock.
- The fact that depending on the path you take, the main antagonist will be a Danny Devito-looking midget.
- In Survivor, Mr. X has an incredibly dopey death animation. He teeters from side to side like he is dizzy, then falls to his knees and faceplants to the ground/floor.
- In Dead Aim, the written dialogue almost never matches the spoken lines in both words and tone.
Resident Evil Outbreak
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- And you thought The Joker's puns were bad...promotion for the game referred to the global virus outbreak as The War On Horror and the series has seemingly run with the idea.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2
- Now they're doing it on purpose: the game opens with a advertisement for Terra Save.