|Can be found:||[see below]|
|Item type:||Key item|
|Appears in:||Resident Evil|
"May whoever takes this emblem find peace in death."
In the original; Deadly Silence and Director's Cut versions of the game, the Armor Key can be recovered from the mansion's greenhouse, which is inhabited by a mutant plant.
In the remake, Chris and Jill can find the Armor Key resting in a pedestal in a room guarded by a trap. If one of them pull the key from the pedestal, a trap involving a suit of armor will activate and close in on them with rotating blades on a shield. To bypass this trap, they must find the Imitation of a Key and place it in place of the Armor Key.
Either way, the Armor Key works the same. Once collected, it will unlock many doors in the mansion, including rooms that lead to collection of the four Death Masks. It is also used to unlock a room leading to where Richard Aiken is laying wounded by a snake bite.