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Tropes relating to the characters introduced in Resident Evil: Vendetta.

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BSAA Agents

    Cathy White 
Voiced by: Karen Strassman

  • And Then John Was a Zombie: By the time Chris and Mexican commandos were able to locate her, she was turned into an A-Type zombie by Arias.
  • Hero of Another Story: Cathy's been conducting anti-biohazard operations prior to her deployment in Vendetta.
  • The Infiltration: Infiltrated Arias's organization to serve as the BSAA's inside source.

BSAA Silver Dagger

Voiced by: Kari Wahlgren

  • Action Girl: The only female in the SD unit.
  • BFG: She brings a portable railgun to the final confrontation with the mutated Arias.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Is stabbed in the upper chest and arm by Arias' elongated claws piercing the hull of their VTOL, but she lives through it.
  • Straight Gay: While her sexuality is never brought up in the movie, one of the movie's writers mentions in commentary that she is a lesbian, with a partner living in San Francisco.

Voiced by: Arif S. Kinchen

Voiced by: Arnie Pantoja


    Glenn Arias
Voiced by: John DeMita

"Our time starts now. I want revenge!"

  • Affably Evil: Maintains an air of professionalism and politeness when talking about his work, namely the trafficking of dangerous bioweapons in the black market and mass murder on a regional scale.
  • Ax-Crazy: One who hides it with a Mask of Sanity but as his interactions with Rebecca Chambers proves, he's completely and utterly cracked from grief over his wife's death and the deaths of his friends.
  • Arms Dealer: Of the illegal, international kind specialising in deadly bioweapons. Even Chris refers to him a "a merchant of death".
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Is able to give Chris a run for his money while in a snappy three-piece.
  • Big Bad: Arias is the inheritor of Neo-Umbrella and Tricell's assets.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Glenn didn't have one, or two, but about five chances of getting rid of the heroes and failed.
    • When he had won the first fight with Chris and shot him in the back.
    • When he had Leon and Chris cornered, but decided to back off when he got Rebecca and Patricio.
    • Every single time he got his hands on either Leon or Chris in the final battle and decided to play with them rather than throwing them off the roof.
    • By making conveniently stored vaccines for his new and improved virus that could only infect through injection.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Glenn Arias was just an arms dealer, albeit a powerful one, before a certain government dropped a bomb on his wedding, killing his wife and almost all his friends and family, turning him into a terrorist out for revenge.
  • Crusading Widower: He was an arms dealer before his wife, along with most of his family and friends, were killed by a bomb dropped on his wedding. After, he wants revenge on basically the entire world.
  • Disney Villain Death: Averted. Chris sends him plummeting from the top floor of his skyscraper, leaving him a bloody smear on the lobby floor. On the brink of death, Arias holds on just long enough to have Diego merge with him, saving his life and allowing him to continue the fight.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He dearly loved his wife, who he was marrying surrounded by friends and family. In the present, he has his surviving friends Maria and Diego, who join him in pursuing vengeance.
  • Evil Genius: Designed a bioweapon that could tell friend from foe.
  • Fallen Hero: Used to be a CIA agent who's tasked to investigate the underground black market for bioweapons. He decided that it's a good time to join in said market.
  • Foil: To Albert Wesker. Both are Evil Genius Lightning Bruisers with cracked psyches who plan to release a virus and develop a rivalry with Chris Redfield. However, where Wesker was defined by his complete inability to care about anyone but himself, Arias is consumed by his desire to avenge the wife and friends and family he has lost. Their One-Winged Angel forms are even somewhat similar
  • Gun Fu: Definitely a master of this art, demonstrated in his introduction, then the climatic fight with Chris on the roof of his New York lair.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: He's blown to pieces in mid-air by Chris with a grenade launcher. All that's left are a few piles of visceral gore and Arias' wedding ring on the street below.
  • Made of Iron: He gets thrown down an elevator shaft, falls a good ten stories or more onto concrete, and is still alive when Diego finds him. By rights, he should've been a bag of chunky salsa at that point.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste
  • Mask of Sanity: On the surface, he's an Affably Evil arms dealer with a philosophical bent. It's only when we find he's planning to recreate his wedding with Rebecca, who happens to resemble his late wife, as the bride, surrounded by boxes containing his zombified friends and family that we see it's just a layer of Dissonant Serenity on top of a mind that's so far past cracked that reality just swirls around in it for a while before dribbling out the bottom.
  • One-Winged Angel: After he is mortally injured by a Destination Defenestration during his duel with Chris, Arias fuses with Diego to save himself and attain vengeance on Chris and Leon. The result is a Tyrant-like monster with Arias' mind.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: He pretty much states that he plans on turning every country into a zombie-infested charnel house one by one.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Favors a charcoal-black glen plaid suit with a contrasting blood-red shirt underneath.
  • Red Baron: Arias is known as "The Merchant of Death."
  • Replacement Goldfish: Fixates on Rebecca due to her uncanny resemblance to his deceased wife. However, far from protecting her, this instead leads him to dress her up in a wedding dress, decide amputating her arm and replacing it with his dead wife's will convince her to marry him, and doesn't stop him from simply infecting her to try to force Chris to kill her.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Arias is motivated by revenge due to his wife being killed with a drone strike on their wedding day.
  • Say My Name: Arias screams ferally during his fistfight with Chris before trying to stab him. At this point, this trope has become a trait of all of Chris' nemesis:
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Oh yes.
  • Tragic Villain: Downplayed. His wife, friends and family all being killed by a bomb —dropped on his wedding by a certain government, no less— was a very cruel twist of fate, but he was apparently dangerous and prolific enough of a criminal to warrant such extreme measures to begin with.
  • Villainous Legacy: He took over the remaining assets of Tricell and Neo-Umbrella after both groups were dismantled. Using their research and resources, Arias has built up his own prominence in the international bioweapons black market. He has also worked with remnants of the Los Illuminados cult to create the A-Virus (Animality Virus), which can create zombies that will not attack anyone who had been vaccinated appropriately.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Had no qualms of using the A-Virus on Cathy and slapped Rebecca when she tried to punch him.

    Maria Gomez 
  • Alas, Poor Villain: When Leon dispatches her, he solemnly notes that now she can finally be with her father again, indicating that he feels some small measure of pity for Maria that she chose to throw her life away in the pursuit of vengeance. Of course, since Leon's not an idiot, he waits until after she's been neutralized to offer his sympathy.
  • Back for the Dead: Survives her debut movie only to die in the next.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Downplayed. Maria survives the bombing at the wedding and only lost her right eye but is otherwise unscathed and still look like a beauty model.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: Works right alongside her father, Diego.
  • Dark Action Girl: While it isn’t shown in Vendetta, it’s on full display in Death Island. She knows how to ride a motorcycle and is deceptively strong for a woman her size. She easily manhandles Leon during their one on one fight, nearly killing him.
  • Emotionless Girl: Doesn't display any emotion at all, except for during a quiet, heartfelt moment with her father, Diego.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: In her fight with Leon in Death Island, the DSO agent kills him by kicking her into a sharp metal rod, impaling her into the chest.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A blonde bombshell who walks around in a skintight black leather outfit with a Navel-Deep Neckline. She trades it for a similar one with a dark pinkish-red hue in Death Island.
  • Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: For most of the movie, she barely seems to do anything, apart from giving out Death Glares and releasing the A-Virus on Rebecca's lab, it's Arias and her father who do most of the heavy lifting, despite her blood-red eye implyng she has some enhancements of her own. It’s averted in Death Island where she fully displays her combat prowess.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: One of Glenn Arias's few surviving friends, she noticeably lost the use of her right eye to the bomb dropped on his wedding, motivating her to join him in his revenge. Realizing that both Arias and her father were dead only seemed to fuel her own desire for vengeance even further.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Whatever work she's had done to herself gave her a blood-red iris on her left eye as a side effect.
  • Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains: Aside from Jill showing off some mild cleavage, she, Claire, and Rebecca have modest clothing designed for practicality in Death Island. Maria, on the other hand, wears a skin tight catsuit that shows off her breasts and has built in high heels.
  • Sequel Hook: She's the only villain to survive the movie and her expression upon finding Diego's discarded mask in no way suggests she's done with vengeance.
  • Super-Strength: Seems to at least have a low-end version of this, considering that she breaks a chunk out of a concrete column with one punch.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Maria's augmentations left her physically unmarred. Her father Diego, not so much. We see a photograph of him from before everything went downhill, and even then he was a large, craggy man from whom she obviously didn't inherit her looks.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Zigzagged. Maria shows to be stronger than an average human being as shown when she manages to lift a man by the neck with one arm and is exceptionally skilled in martial arts. When she fights Leon, a seasoned fighter who spent nearly 15 years against mutants and bio-weapons, she manages to keep him on the defense for most of the match but once the tables are turned, she is defeated with little effort.
  • Villainous Legacy: It's possible she becomes this to Arias and her father Diego, since she's now the only survivor of their gang.

    Diego Gomez 
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore
  • Body Horror: The enhancements he has undergone have left him massively overmuscled, hunchbacked, and studded with tubes and metal bolts. He gets worse when he prepares to fuse with Arias, as he tears his mask off and his flesh begins rippling as his tubes and bolts get flung off, then a fanged maw sprouts from his back.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Villainous version. He's the bodyguard to Glenn Arias, who can go toe-to-toe with Chris Redfield.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Got one from Nadia's railgun. It didn't kill the monster due to the fact that Arias, who fused with Diego to stop himself from dying, was still in control of the body.
  • Captain Ersatz: Diego bears an uncanny resemblance to Bane, especially the Injustice: Gods Among Us and Batman: Arkham Series incarnations.
  • Facial Horror: The drone strike on Arias' wedding disfigured him terribly, which he keeps hidden under a metal mask. From what we see around the mask, and when he briefly takes it off, his skin appears to be partly melted off.
  • Gatling Good: Diego Gomez unleashes this on Chris and Leon during the ambush on the hotel. The primary use seems to be for suppressive fire while kidnapping Rebecca, showing It Can Think.
  • It Can Think: One of the most lucid B.O.Ws in the series: whatever enhancements he went through had only a minimal effect on his mental capabilities.
  • Undying Loyalty: Appears to have it for Glenn Arias. When Arias is critically injured, he voluntarily fuses with him to help him continue the fight



  • The Mole: Arias pressured him to become this while being a DSO informant. He tipped him off to a DSO op that resulted in Leon's unit being wiped out.

    Zack White 

  • Death of a Child: Zack ends up infected alongside his mother and has to be killed by Chris during a mission in Mexico.
  • Slasher Smile: The infected Zack possesses a mean looking one before lunging at the Mexican commandos who discover him.
  • Undead Child: By the time the BSAA and the Mexican commandos find him and his mother, he's already turned and has to be put down.