Some of the worst sick days you’ll ever have…
You can’t go wrong with the classic zombie. Except they are very wrong. Umbrella Corporation’s T-virus strains were intended to create regenerative super-soldiers, but ended up making the undead so they pivoted to bioterrorism. Oops.
Unfortunately, like the T one, this didn’t really work, making those infected mutate even further and more savagely – and also grow extra eyes. Its creator, Birkin, mutated into the hulking G mutant you encounter throughout Resident Evil 2.
After previous failures, Umbrella turned its attention to these parasites to help create mindless, superpowered slaves. Originally used by the Los Illuminados cult, Umbrella successfully gained control of the parasite for nefarious ends.
A mixture of the Umbrella viruses that preceded it, this one led to zombies that retained more of their intelligence – the J’avo and Complete Mutations. Because of this, they could plan, co-ordinate and use weapons. Tricky stuff.
What if instead of viruses being bioweapons, you made people into bioweapons? So the E-Types were born – little girls who could control the minds of those around them and spew infectious black mould. Resident Evil VII’s Eveline is one of these.