Protagonists: Chris Redfield | Leon S. Kennedy
Series canon: Resident Evil | Resident Evil 2 | Resident Evil 3: Nemesis | Code Veronica | Resident Evil 0 | Resident Evil 4 | Degeneration | Resident Evil 5 | Revelations | Damnation | Resident Evil 6 | Revelations 2 | Resident Evil 7: Biohazard | Vendetta
Spin-offs: Gun Survivor/Dead Aim | Outbreak | The Umbrella Chronicles | The Darkside Chronicles | Operation Raccoon City
Other media: The Marhawa Desire | Heavenly Island
Resident Evil: Survivor
Voice: Patrick Harlan
- "My head aches, and I can't remember anything. My only hope is this gun. I must remember, I must... survive."
Introduced in Resident Evil: Survivor. A private detective, Ark went to the same school as Leon S. Kennedy, but both went their separate ways after that as Ark became a detective and Leon... sorta became a cop.
After the fall of Raccoon City, Ark was paid to investigate Umbrella's facility on Sheena Island and discovered the horrible things going on under the command of Vincent Goldman. In retaliation, Goldman started a Zombie Apocalypse and caused Ark's helicopter to crash, leaving him with amnesia.
- Action Survivor: He was informed by Leon about what happened in Raccoon City, but he forgot it after he got amnesia. So he has no knowledge until his memory comes back.
- Amnesiac Dissonance: Subverted as his time spent thinking he's Vincent is all a lie based on his initial infiltration of the island.
- Easy Amnesia: Forgets everything after a helicopter crash.
- Easy Impersonation: Nobody had any idea what Vincent looked like, so Ark merely identifying himself as Vincent was enough for most people. This bites him in the ass during the events of the game.
- Iconic Item: His Glock 17.Ark: My head aches and I can't remember anything... My only hope is this gun. I must remember. I must survive.
- Identity Amnesia: Courtesy of a helicopter crash.
- In the Hood: Thanks to his iconic jacket.
- Masquerading As the Unseen: He came to Sheena Island and set about learning of Umbrella's operations by posing as Vincent Goldman. Only Lott Klein wasn't fooled.
- Remember the New Guy?: At the end of the game, he was actually a friend and colleague of Leon, but was never mentioned in any of the main series at all.
Voice: Colleen Lanki
- Batter Up!: He wields a metal bat.
- Big Brother Instinct: To Lily.
- Fear Is the Appropriate Response
- Kid Sidekick: For Vincent, who he knew personally and informed of activities on Sheena Island. It takes him a while to become this for Ark.
- Promotion to Parent: After his and Lily's parents are zombified.
- The Social Darwinist: Since the Umbrella Corporation was the ruling power of Sheena Island, all of the island's inhabitants were apparently this and Lott was no exception. To the people of Sheena Island, "superior" humans had every right to control "inferior" humans, no questions asked. This trope is subverted after Lott personally questions Umbrella's morality during the events of the Sheena Island outbreak.
- The Stool Pigeon: He somehow gained the confidence of the Sheena Island commander, Vincent Goldman, who used him to keep tabs on events happening on the island. It was Lott who told Vincent about the island locals' plans to report Vincent's mismanagement to Umbrella HQ and about the detective Ark Thompson.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His reports to Vincent are what motivated the Umbrella commander to release the t-Virus throughout the island. Lott didn't realize how ruthless Vincent truly was until it was too late.
Voice: Ruth Hollyman
Voice: Michael Naishtut
The commander of the Sheena Island on the behalf of the Umbrella Corporation. Goldman is a cruel and heartless man responsible for creating the experimental Hypnos T-Type Tyrant model by kidnapping and torturing teenagers from around the world to extract a special brain hormone from them. He intentionally released the t-Virus on the island when the locals rebelled against him.
- Ambition Is Evil: He is absolutely ruthless in the pursuit of personal power, having secretly murdered a number of coworkers competing with him for high-end job positions within Umbrella. Vincent has also used the t-Virus to murder almost everyone on an island in order to preserve his reputation within Umbrella.
- Arch-Enemy: The first possible one, and considering his and Ark's history together, the most fitting.
- Bad Boss: After learning that the Sheena Island locals were planning to report his mismanagement to Umbrella HQ and that a spy impersonating him was on the island, Vincent used the t-Virus to infect everyone on the island while making the outbreak look like an accident. He planned to return to Umbrella HQ and reap the rewards as the sole survivor of Sheena Island.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Inverted. His mother pleads with him to leave Umbrella and come back home.
- Faux Affably Evil: He's fairly well-mannered despite being absolutely ruthless as a human being.
- Karmic Death: In his ending he is impaled and killed by one of the many Tyrants he has created.
- Klingon Promotion: He apparently did this to get up the corporate ladder.
- Lack of Empathy: Considering that he would murder others without a second thought, it should be quite obvious he could easily advise the scientists working under him to not consider the teenagers as human beings when they conduct hormone extraction.
- Would Hurt a Child: He has arranged the vivisection of countless teenagers in order to extract the β Hetero Nonserotonin hormones from their brains for use in the development of the Hypnos-T Type. After an attempted prison break, Vincent personally executed all of the teenagers who failed to escape.
Voice: Walter Roberts
- "Die, Vincent!"
Andy Holland was a loner who Umbrella hired to work in the sewers of Sheena Island. He became even more of a loner there due to the cruelty of Vincent Goldman. Unfortunately for Ark, he happened to pose as Vincent in front of Andy before the outbreak started, leading Andy to try to kill him.
- Anti-Villain: He thinks killing "Vincent" is the right thing to do, which the man probably deserves for all his atrocities, but Andy's target just so happens to be Ark.
- Arch-Enemy: The second possible one.
- Bald of Evil: He looks like a gnarled little troll.
- Dirty Coward
- Thoroughly Mistaken Identity: Ark's introduction to him as Vincent worked way too well, and he refuses to listen to reason if he becomes the game's main antagonist.
Voice: Brian Matt-Uhl
The mysterious leader of the Umbrella Trashsweepers (Undertaker Unit or "UT" for short), who are also referred to as "Cleaners." He has been sent to Sheena Island by Umbrella HQ to remove evidence of Umbrella's crimes. Unlike his subordinates, he is a normal, albeit masked, and skilled human.
- Arch-Enemy: The final possible one, and in his case, only by virtue of coming to clean up the Sheena Island incident during the time Ark is on the island.
- Badass Normal: Has no powers or advantages of the B.O.W.'s and is the lone commander of the Undertaker Unit cleaning up Sheena Island. Makes it to the end of the game on the infested island, and in two of the endings likely survives the experience.
- Bond Villain Stupidity: Costs him his life in one of the endings.
- Evil Gloating: In the ending involving him. He takes the time to mock Ark and voice exposition instead of simply shooting him, costing him his own life.
- Gas Mask Mooks: He and all of the Cleaners wear gas masks. The Commander in particular wears some pretty sweet infra-red goggles as well.
- Large Ham: Chews the scenery apart impressively in the few seconds of screen time he gets in one ending before his death.
- Leave No Witnesses: He and his unit start out just going to the island to kill everyone normally. When Ark's meddling makes that more and more difficult, he sets the self-destruct to take out the island entirely.
- Mook Lieutenant: As leader of the Cleaners.
- No Name Given: He isn't identified by name.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: Averted. It looks like he will be in one of the endings during the final confrontation, he responds with a terse 'whatever' when Ark points out who he is. But instead of gunning down Ark then and there, he proceeds to start forward while engaging in some Evil Gloating, and is himself slain by a Tyrant before he can shoot Ark.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears by voice and in one of the ending cutscenes where he is killed, but is the Commander of the Undertaker Unit that raids Sheena Island and sets off the explosion that contains the outbreak.
- This Cannot Be!: Says it dramatically as he gets killed.
- Token Human: The Cleaners themselves are all B.O.W. units; only the Commander is a human.
- Unknown Rival: Unlike Vincent and Andy, Ark never meets the UT Commander except in one possible ending when it's time to finally escape the island, and then the Commander is impaled by the Hypnos-T.
Resident Evil: Dead Aim
Voice: Raj Ramayya
A covert agent working for an anti-Umbrella assault team.
Voice: Claire O'Connor
A Chinese intelligence agent investigating the outbreak.
- Captain Ersatz: of Ada.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She eventually comes to have feelings for Bruce.
- Dirty Communists: She allowed her brother to be arrested and executed in the same day.
- HeelFace Turn
- My Country, Right or Wrong / Undying Loyalty: Downplayed, She was to the Chinese government and China as a whole to the bitter end untill they decided to throw her to the wolves.
Voice: Angus Waycott
- Advancing Boss of Doom: His final form has no real attacks other than plodding along toward Bruce. If Morpheus is able to close in on him, Bruce is crushed to death.
- Agent Peacock: His mannerisms after his Emergency Transformation might be a little effeminate, but he can throw down just as well as a Tyrant.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Er...sorta.
- Badass Longcoat: Though his most impressive feats come after he ditches it.
- Barrier Warrior: His bio-electric abilities generate a force field of sorts which deflects bullets, rendering them unable to harm him. Only a weapon capable of shorting out the bio-electricity can injure him.
- Body Horror: In his transformed state, his spine can be seen emerging from his back in rather bloody fashion. Also, considering that the transformation more or less crudely inverts his gender in the process, that in itself does not hold any good implications about his anatomy.
- Cutscene Incompetence: In the fights against Bruce, he shows himself to be an out-and-out Lightning Bruiser, but when he chases Bruce and Fong Ling at the end of their first fight with him, he runs only as fast as theyre going.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: After injecting himself with the t+G-Virus.
- Emergency Transformation: At the beginning of the story, he was mortally wounded by a grenade thrown by Fong Ling. Later, Morpheus injected himself with the stolen t+G-Virus sample in an effort to heal himself and gain revenge on Bruce and Fong Ling.
- Expy: of Sephiroth, given his white hair, black longcoat, and connection to the series' bio-engineering experiments.
- Evilutionary Biologist: This guy was going on and on about using mad science to cull humanity long before Spencer's delusions of godhood were revealed.
- Fat Bastard: In his final form, he's basically a gigantic, bloated sack of flesh that can only move by dragging himself along on his arms.
- Full-Frontal Assault: Oh, yeah.
- Hellbent For Leather: His most noticeable article of clothing is that black leather coat of his.
- In Their Own Image: His ultimate goal is create a world based around his own ideal of beauty and elegance. In order do this, Morpheus wanted to destroy the world as it is now, which he sees as cold, ugly and unworthy of saving.
- It Can Think: One of the more terrifying things about Duvall is the fact that, unlike William Birkin, he's very much in control of his thought processes after mutating.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Long hair? Check. Pretty? Check. A guy? Um...kind of.
- Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: After being fired, Morpheus was determined to gain revenge on the Umbrella Corporation. With the help of a gang of loyal followers, he stole several T-Virus samples and a t+G-Virus sample from Umbrella's Paris laboratory and constructed an underground missile silo beneath an abandoned Umbrella facility. After these preparations, Morpheus caused a T-Virus outbreak aboard an Umbrella-owned cruise liner and publicly declared that he had missiles equipped with the T-Virus aimed at both China and the U.S.A., threatening to launch them unless a ransom of five million US dollars from each country is paid.
- Narcissist: He considers himself to be the pinnacle of beauty and has undergone plastic surgery to maintain his youthful appearance.
- One-Winged Angel: He undergoes this twice in the story, first mutating into the female Tyrant form that he stays in for most of the time. Toward the end, he undergoes a second transformation that is much less pretty on the eyes, going from an easy on the eyes Monster Girl to an obese, crawling, flipped on its back monstrosity with a seemingly skinless human face.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: The sheer spite Morpheus had for Umbrella led to him stealing their research and promptly wiping out one of their cruise liners. A ship that was basically filled with executives and big spenders. One petty man that would've gone under their radar wiped out the top brass of the company in the midst of the lawsuits that Umbrella was facing from every corner, making Morpheus a strong case of Irony in probably being one of the major deathblows to Umbrella once and for all.
- The Scapegoat: The Umbrella Corporation used him as a scapegoat for the 1998 Mansion Incident and fired him on the grounds of "gross negligence".
- She-Fu: After his transformation, Morpheus does a lot of graceful cartwheeling and kicking when battling the heroes.
- Shock and Awe: Somehow, as a result of the cocktail of the t and G viruses he injected himself with.note
- Statuesque Stunner: After his transformation, he's become both taller and more feminine.