Resident Evil 4 Merchant

Resident Evil 4’s Merchant is a mysterious fellow, but we’re here to tell you everything there is to know about him, including why you should speak to him.

Residenty Evil 4's Merchant holding his jacket open to show his supplies

Another day, another viral outbreak for Leon Kennedy to deal with. Luckily, on his search for Ashley Graham in a remote European village, there’s a certain stranger that’s more than happy to help. Well, in exchange for money. Resident Evil 4’s Merchant has a supply of items, such as guns, ammo, and health spray, that might just help you survive this hellhole, but who is he?

Before you acquaint yourself with The Merchant, you might want to meet other Resident Evil characters, such as Resident Evil’s Leon, Resident Evil’s Ada Wong, Resident Evil’s Claire, Resident Evil’s Nemesis, Resident Evil’s Tyrant, and Resident Evil’s Jill. Yes, all of them kick some serious butt.

Anyway, onto Resident Evil 4’s Merchant.

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Who is Resident Evil 4’s Merchant?

As the name indicates, the Merchant is a swell guy who’s ready to give you whatever items and weapons you need. You know, in exchange for money. Honestly, not much is known about this mysterious figure beyond his love of cash and the phrase ‘what are ya buying?’

You first meet Resident Evil 4’s Merchant in chapter two after Leon wakes up in a house by the valley. The mysterious man in a fashionable cloak beckons the Raccoon City survivor to come outside, where he proceeds to act as a shopkeeper. Not only can you buy useful items and gear from him, but you can also upgrade your weapons.

It’s worth checking in with him frequently, as he often has exclusive offers on his various firearms, all of which only appear in specific chapters so if you don’t take advantage of the deal, it’s likely off the table the next time you see him.

Resident Evil 4 Merchant’s personality

Besides his fondness for firearms and watching the carnage unfold on the island and in the village, we can’t tell you much about The Merchant’s personality. Perhaps we can meet him for a beer sometime – what are ya having?

Resident Evil 4's Merchant stood behind a table next to a type writer

Resident Evil 4 Merchant’s appearances

You only get to see the Merchant in the various iterations of Resident Evil 4, though it appears as though he and The Duke from Resident Evil Village know each other, as The Duke references him. Perhaps the pair of them belong to a cult of merchants, and they divvy out who gets to go to the most revolting and dilapidated villages across Europe.

And that’s everything we can tell you about Resident Evil 4’s Merchant. To learn more about his rotund counterpart, check out our Resident Evil Village characters guide. Or, maybe you want to take a look at our FNAF characters list. We also have FNAF Freddy, FNAF Foxy, FNAF Bonnie, FNAF movie, and FNAF Chica guides for more in-depth looks at the animatronics.