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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

Resident Evil Tyrant. Three words that strike fear into the hearts of many, as the ghastly creature from Capcom’s iconic survival horror franchise is a brutal killing machine. As you might expect with a foe such as this, it isn’t a one-and-done experience, as it’s not just Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine who must deal with this terrifying bioweapon – the younger Redfield sibling has to as well.

To learn more about those three, take a look at our Resident Evil Chris, Resident Evil Jill, and Resident Evil Claire 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 28 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 who dares venture into the RCPD is more than aware of the danger that lurks thanks to the hulking bioweapon. Leon and Claire can attest to how dangerous he is, especially Leon, who has to deal with Mr X throughout his entire adventure, all the way into the secret Umbrella lab.

Unlike other forms of the Tyrant, it’s clear that Mr X is by far the most advanced, though that doesn’t diminish how dangerous other iterations of the monster are.

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.

Oh, and if we look at Mr X, specifically, the hulking brute wears a hat and trench coat, though he also mutates in the later stages of Resident Evil 2. Mr X also doesn’t know when to quit, following Claire all around the police station and even going one step further with Leo as he follows him into the sewer and beyond, being the final boss he must face in the game.

Resident Evil Tyrant appearances

As one of the most iconic Resident Evil monsters, it’s hardly a surprise that 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. Or, for some more spooks, check out our FNAF games and horror games lists.