Unlike Tyrant, which is well-researched and invested, Hunter is like a mass-produced weapon to hunt down prey in the Resident Evil plot.
The world of monsters in the Resident Evil plot is very diverse, except for the Zombie and Tyrant hordes that symbolize, we also have many other Umbrella experimental products to serve the needs of biological weapons. The first to be born and have a great influence on later research is Hunter – the hunter who created by Umbrella to diversify in attack options.
Hunter is the oldest biological weapon product in the Resident Evil storyline, it all started in 1978 when the T-virus was discovered and in 1981, the experiment was successful, making a big step in employment. weapons as we know it. But due to the organism’s immune mechanism, in a community there is always 10% of people who are immune to the T-virus from being turned into a Zombie. This makes Umbrella unsatisfied, so they spend their time researching the Hunter – a special army to chase the remaining people.
Umbrella first experimented on how to create BOWs on simple creatures like spiders, snakes or reptiles because their genes are simply the most mutable. The results, however, were modest, because while these hosts grew astounding in size and strength, they did not increase their intelligence. Another thing is that these species are not mutant, meaning that a T-virus implanted lizard will never be able to grow into anything else.
So Umbrella incorporated reptilian cells (frogs, lizards, etc.) into human fertilized eggs, then implanted the T-virus. The result will be a giant reptile standing on two legs, with a human-like structure accompanied by sharp claws to chase the target. These Hunter were then mass produced and appeared dense through all Resident Evil series. They can identify prey through stimulated brainwaves, making Hunter become crazy and extremely dangerous.
In his development history, Hunter played an important role throughout the Resident Evil plot until Umbrella was closed after the disaster in Raccoon City, especially in the Resident 1, 2 and 3 parts, the monsters This item has encountered the player countless times. While not as brutal as Tyrant, they are still capable of cutting off the heads of prey easily, there are many Hunter models in the Resident Evil plot from the beginning, until the last one produced by Veltro.
As the first Hunter model Umbrella created in the Resident Evil storyline, Hunter a was born when he implanted viruses with reptile cells into human embryos 3 weeks after conception, in order to be able to split these two genetic codes, Umbrella was create something called βII strain. The results were satisfactory when the Hunter was born as a large lizard that could stand on its hind legs, and could also be cloned for mass production. From fertilization to adulthood takes about a year, then it is time for the cells to continue to grow.
Hunter a has the intelligence equivalent of a gorilla, it can learn and remember from ten to fifteen specific commands under the guidance of the trainer. Their skin acts as a bulletproof armor, Hunter a has a particularly fast speed and often works in groups, attacking in a style that runs around its prey. Hunter a models are used primarily at the research institute at Mount Arklay, especially Dr. Marcus loves to use these monsters to see how powerful the research station guards are.
As the first Hunter model, so Hunter a was quickly replaced by the next generation juniors, the weakness of Hunter a was too lacking in intelligence despite possessing superior power, they existed until about 1998. when released in an accident to save Arklay, before being completely destroyed after the underground explosion.
As the next prototype developed entirely based on the original Hunter a characteristic, the Hunter b models were created by Umbrella’s European division under a comprehensive improvement request, with the advantage of being Hunter You can clone in large numbers so the European department can freely experiment. Hunter b does not possess the superior power as his brother, but in return its nervous system soar, allowing the monster to reflect in short range and even dodge bullets.
While conducting a final test to start mass production, the European branch took advantage of the disaster in Raccoon City to drop a lot of Hunter b down to track their ability in the field, we saw many of these monsters in the Resident Evil 3 storyline. There is one point that the Umbrella scientists realized after the Hunter b model, that it is not necessary to be too important on power, when the speed of the Hunter can compensate for all, if it can jump from about 6 meters away and cuts off the prey’s head.
Hunter b’s appearance is almost no different from its elder brother, except that the head is bumps and the cells are exposed, representing the enhanced nervous system. The downside is that Hunter b’s vision is reduced, but in return their speed and reflexes increase unbelievably, a Hunter b can jump over 3 meters high and launch. from a distance of over 6 meters to reach the prey. Their skin allowed it to withstand light bullets, but that was unnecessary because in small terrains the Hunter b could even dodge short-range bullets.
After the disaster in Raccoon City, Hunter b is no longer seen again due to the collapse of Umbrella’s parent company.
Also developed from the Hunter a prototype, the Umbrella branch in the US began thinking of transplanting human DNA with fertilized eggs and amphibian cells to create a new, adaptive Hunter model. in many environments and attacks underwater. Like Hunter b, the Hunters were dropped down to Raccoon to test, Jill met these monsters as well as directly fought them in the Resident Evil 3 storyline.
The most noticeable feature of Hunter y is that he does not have eyes and teeth, shaped like a giant frog but can stand on his hind legs, especially the size of this monster is very large, almost is double my brothers. Hunter’s attack method is quite simple: it will use its giant mouth to swallow its prey, or in some special cases, it can also use webbed claws to beat the opponent.
However, Hunter’s fatal disadvantage is that because he was developed according to the genes of amphibians, Hunter’s condition of operation must be in humid or high temperature places, for this reason. Transporting them is extremely annoying. Hunter y will not be able to survive in dry places, because the heat will cause the skin and their cells to die, needing to add water immediately to survive. Hunter’s intelligence is only equal to Hunter a, so with so many drawbacks it has not been able to mass produce.
After the fall of Umbrella, Hunter models were slipped out and appeared primarily in the tropics because of their characteristics. The drug lord Javier Hidalgo kept some Hunter y in his mansion, but generally these monsters could not grow like other brothers.
As the last Hunter model to appear in the Resident Evil plot, it was not produced by Umbrella but created by the terrorist organization Il Veltro by implanting the t-Abyss virus into normal Hunter. It is a combination of the power of Hunter a, the speed of Hunter b as well as the new feature from the t-Abyss virus that is adaptable in areas where there is water, especially the ability to hide itself as an effect on the environment. around.
Farfarello’s appearance is similar to that of regular Hunter, except that dark skin with small spikes grows on him. They possess the same reflex ability as the Hunter b, with the ability to jump and pounce to the target to attack, but the most important thing is that Farfarello can be “invisible”. By turning the pigments on the skin like geckos, Farfarello will turn himself into a transparent to blend into the surroundings, when fighting in places near the sea, this is what makes this Hunter almost invisible Figure.
Farfarello’s intelligence is much improved because it receives more viruses, this monster knows how to be stealthy to follow its prey and attack unexpectedly. However, in the process of implanting the virus also makes Farfarello become too mutated, it is extremely aggressive and difficult to control as well as maybe even mad at the operator.
Above are the outstanding Hunter models appearing in the Resident Evil storyline, in the coming time when the Resident Evil 3 Remake release we will have the opportunity to rematch them in Raccoon City, especially when these monsters seems to have been fully upgraded.