Know your T from your G with our quick guide to Resident Evil’s viruses
The Golgotha virus was created by Umbrella scientist William Birkin, and used on himself. It’s a mutated strain of the T-Virus that regenerates lost or damaged tissue… and makes eyeballs appear in awkward places, like on your back.
Las Plagas virus
A spore-based parasite found in fossils and used by a weird Spanish cult called Los Illuminados. The Las Plagas virus takes over the host’s nervous system, effectively turning them into mindless unstoppable zombies who can’t feel pain but can be controlled by a master.
The original and best, discovered from a species of African flower by the Umbrella Corporation’s founders, and then used in all their subsequent biological research. By combining it with leech DNA, they found it could mutate to form large and very, very nasty creatures.
The Tyrant Virus is a strain of the progenitor virus, involving leech DNA – ugh – that was responsible for the incident at the Spencer Mansion in the late ’90s. Easily transmitted, it kills its host immediately then mutates and reanimates the corpse as a brain-dead husk whose only instinct is to feed on the living. Makes zombie people, dogs, fish, spiders and plants. Big ’uns too.
A fishy version of the Tyrant virus. The Abyss virus was developed with the discovery of a new species of deep sea fish, then Bioterrorist organisation Veltro combined it with the T-Virus. Causes victims to need to constantly absorb fluid… including the bodily fluids of humans. Ooze a pretty virus then?