Resident Evil Tyrant

Resident Evil’s Tyrant is a nasty piece of work, and we’re here to tell you what it is and why you should always run in the opposite direction

Resident Evil's Tyrant holding up a female victim by the throat

The first entry in Capcom’s survival horror franchise introduces the Resident Evil Tyrant, a ghastly creature that doubles as a killing machine. Of course, a foe this terrifying can’t just show up once and be done with. It’s not just Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine that get the pleasure of dealing with this bioweapon.

To learn more about those two, take a look at our Resident Evil Chris and Resident Evil Jill guides. Or, if you prefer to be in the know of the enemies in this zombtastic world, it’s our Resident Evil Licker, Resident Evil Nemesis, Resident Evil Lady Dimitrescu, and Resident Evil Albert Wesker content that you should read.

Anyway, here’s what you need to know about the Resident Evil Tyrant.

What is Resident Evil’s Tyrant?

The Tyrant is one of the most iconic villains in horror, and it continues to be the cause of nightmares, even 26 years after its initial debut in 1996 during the events at the infamous Spencer Mansion. This enemy also happens to serve as a boss in numerous Resident Evil games, and that alone should tell you just how serious it is when you stumble across one. In fact, Resident Evil 2’s Mr X is a Tyrant, and anyone that dares venture into the RCPD is more than aware of the danger that lurks thanks to the hulking bioweapon.

Claire Redfield shooting at a Resident Evil Tyrant in a hallway with a Licker hanging from the ceiling

What does Resident Evil’s Tyrant look like?

The Tyrant is a huge humanoid creature, but as it mutates, it develops growths on its arms, including a set of intimidating claws, which, as you can imagine, pairs rather nicely with its brute strength and regenerative healing.

Resident Evil Tyrant appearances

The Resident Evil Tyrant appears in the following games:

  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil remake
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 2 remake
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica
  • Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
  • Teppen
  • Resident Evil Re:Verse

There you have it, everything you need to know about The Resident Evil Tyrant. To see who else lives in this world, check out our Resident Evil characters guide.