Resident Evil Wesker

Resident Evil’s Wesker is the most famous villain in the entire series, so we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about the horror icon

Resident Evil's Wesker looking intimidating in an old room

Albert Wesker is a notorious name in the world of horror, and he’s the first major antagonist to pop up in the Resident Evil videogame series – a mantle he holds in numerous games. Love him or hate him, there’s no denying the impact that Resident Evil’s Wesker has had on the genre, and what better way to honour the sadistic fool than by telling you all we know about his character?

If you want to know about other villains from this zombtastic world, you can check out our Resident Evil 2 Mr X and Resident Evil Lady Dimitrescu guides. Or, to know more about those they intend to kill, give our Resident Evil Claire, Resident Evil 2 Leon, Resident Evil Jill, and Resident Evil Chris articles a read.

Anyway, onto everything you need to know about Resident Evil’s Wesker.

Resident Evil's Wesker stood still with red glowing eyes

Who is Resident Evil’s Wesker?

Albert Wesker debuts as the leader of the STARS Alpha team and is one of the few members, alongside Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and Barry Burton, to survive the initial attack in the woods and make it to the Spencer mansion. Before long, the captain disappears, and it’s not until the closing hour of the game that you discover he’s one evil individual.

Wesker’s Legacy only grows from there, as he returns to be the primary antagonist in Resident Evil 5, going so far as to capture and infect Jill as a means of controlling her in an attempt to stop her partner Chris. Of course, Redfield saves Jill and faces off against Wesker in a volcano of all places.

To this day, Albert Wesker remains the most prolific antagonist in the Resident Evil franchise, and we can’t see that ever-changing. The man has a long legacy.

Resident Evil's Wesker stood on a balcony leaning on the rail

Resident Evil Wesker’s personality

Evil incarnate is certainly one way to describe Albert Wesker. He also happens to lack loyalty and looks out for himself and perhaps William Birkin. As such, he tends to play all sides to his benefit. What makes this all the more dangerous is that Wesker is near enough a genius, and is perhaps one of the best reconnaissance specialists in the Resident Evil universe.

What does Resident Evil’s Wesker appear in?

Albert Wesker shows up in:

  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil Remake
  • Resident Evil Code Veronica X
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Resident Evil 0 (HD)
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Marvel vs Capcom
  • Resident Evil 4

There you have it, everything you need to know about Resident Evil’s Wesker. To discover what this series has to offer, check out our best Resident Evil games list.