* CatharsisFactor: Finally killing Nemesis for good in the FinalBattle after he's been chasing you this whole game may well be the biggest example of this Trope in the franchise.
* DemonicSpiders: Hunter Betas. They aren't quite as hardy as their Alpha cousins, but they're twice as [[OneHitKill decap-happy]] and they don't always wait until you've hit "caution" before they swat off your noggin. They also have an infuriating habit of appearing in groups nearly EVERY TIME they're encountered and are damn near impossible to sneak up on, as you could often do with the RE1 Hunters.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Nemesis is one of the series' longest standing popular monsters. He is highly regarded as the best thing about the game and for contributing a ParanoiaFuel feel to the game that was unlike the series ever had before.
** Nicholai is surprisingly popular with a great deal of the fanbase as well. Sure he's a huge jerkass, but he's also deliciously LargeHam and extremely Russian. [[spoiler: He also has the distinct honor of being like HUNK as the only surviving Umbrella operative.]]
* GoodBadBugs: The "corner bug" when fighting the eponymous Nemesis in the police station. If you lured Nemesis into the room where you find Marvin and backed into the corner next to the bookcase, then Nemesis would get stuck on the bookcase while trying to run at the player, keeping him just out of range to attack (unless the player is standing with the knife readied to attack and even then he'll only attack on his initial charge) but allowing the player to attack him without getting hurt, even with their knife. He does eventually get unstuck but he can be lured out and back into the small office and this bug can be repeated until he's dead. This is the only viable way to beat Nemesis inside the police station without using a lot of ammo or healing items. [[As shown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFQe6tCefDU]]
* HellIsThatNoise: '''A SIGNIFICANT ACRONYM RAWR!'''
* HilariousInHindsight: A bit of an obscure one. In the ''Versus Books Perfect Guide'' for ''Resident Evil 3'', the author as a joke, pointed out various similarities between Nemesis and Sagat from ''StreetFighter''. At the end he hopes that "Street Fighter Vs Resident Evil happens someday soon!" Fast forward to 2011, Nemesis is one of the playable characters in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]''.
* {{Narm}}: [[Narm/ResidentEvil Listed here.]]
* TearJerker: The ending. Seeing Raccoon City being decimated with all those helpless people turned Zombies as Jill, Carlos [[spoiler: and Barry Burton]] watch from their helicopter is absolutely heart-wrenching. Not to worry, it gets much worse. We are then treated to a still of a large mushroom cloud following the nuclear explosion as we are fed a news story informing us that other than Jill, Carlos, Leon, Claire, Sherry, [[spoiler: Ada Wong, Barry Burton, HUNK, and Nicholai]] there were no survivors. Yep, all 100,000 people vanished. All while this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwVUlOSgpY8&feature=related heart crushing]] track is played in the background.
** If it helps, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilOutbreak'' has more people escape.
** And then followed with even further heartbreak with this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AExQkO5zrT4&feature=related sad, but beautiful track.]]
*** Jill's short text narrations where she talks about how they (Umbrella) took everything from her, including her home, are pretty saddening.
** Mikhail's HeroicSacrifice to stop Nemesis.
** The diary entry of the mercenary found in the Clock Tower with the girl he was trying to protect. At the end, he says he wanted to do the right thing. He did.
** After the fight at the Clock Tower with Nemesis, Carlos (if he didn't destroy Nemesis's rocket launcher) will appear and prove that HeReallyCanAct by begging Jill to wake up.
* ThatOneBoss: The fight with Nemesis at the Clock Tower is one of the toughest boss battles in the game. You have a very limited space in which to fight him in, and he will often knock you down, then pick you up and do a OneHitKill move. Plus, you can't see your health indicator anymore.
** While there are tricks and tips available to beat him, Nemesis in general can be really nasty if one is going to slay him for the weapons. If only because he'll pick fights with you in hallways where you're at a disadvantage in fighting him.
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