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Carlos Oliveira
Carlos Oliveira
Biographical information
Date of birth:1977 [1]
Race/Nationality:South American
Occupation:Communist Guerrilla (formerly)

U.B.C.S. Corporal (1998)

Physical description
Blood type:O [1]
Height:175 cm (5 ft 9 in) [2]
182 cm (6 ft 0 in) [1]
Mass:83 kg (183 lb) [1]
First appearance:Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Last appearance:Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
Voice:Vince Corazza (RE3)
Kim Strauss (UC)
Last edit: 1 second ago. (Purge)

"I know. You want to ask me out. All the foxy ladies love my accent. It drives them crazy."
— Carlos to Jill after their first encounter.

Carlos Oliveira was a mercenary hired by the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.). He was a member of the Alpha Squad within Delta Platoon and was the team's Heavy Weapons specialist, and also charged with rear security.


"Looks like our roles have been reversed from the time we first met, huh? "
— Carlos, upon Jill awakening after her fight with the Nemesis.

A man of mixed Latino American and indigenous origins, Carlos was an active member of Communist guerrilla operations in South America. After government forces wiped out his organization, he was scouted by Umbrella Corporation to join their U.B.C.S. special ops unit. His expertise in heavy weaponry and vehicle maintenance made him a valuable asset.[3]

He is warm-hearted and is known to joke around. Perhaps as a result of being raised amidst violence, he is brave and always willing to throw himself in the middle of danger. He uses an M4A1 carbine and a SIG Pro SP2009, and wears a green fatigue shirt and a black tactical vest with the Umbrella logo displayed predominantly on the back.

Initial deploymentEdit

"Calm down, lady. I'm no zombie! My name's Carlos."

When news of the t-Virus outbreak hit, Carlos was sent in with a company of 120 men to the heart of the disaster zone, being told that their objective was the rescuing of any survivors. However, in the heat of battle, Carlos was forced to fight for his own life. He managed to acquire a radio (possibly from his Unit's communications officer), where he transmitted a plea for help. Former S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine heard the transmission in the Raccoon City Police Department.

However, by the time she met Carlos, he was only one of as little as three Delta Platoon members. The other two, Delta Platoon leader; Cpt. Mikhail Victor and B Squad member Sgt. Nikolai Zinoviev, had taken cover in a train, while Carlos searched for help.

Jill was reluctant to trust Carlos, due to his affiliation with Umbrella and macho attitude, but she quickly learned that Carlos was almost unaware of the company's nefarious deeds and was simply an expendable pawn to them. The two teamed up and managed to escape the Downtown area of the city and into the St. Michael Clock Tower, where Jill fought an experimental Tyrant known as the Nemesis-T Type.

Carlos attempted to help Jill in battling Nemesis but the Tyrant overpowered him. As a result of the battle, Jill became infected with the t-Virus after being struck by one of the Nemesis' tentacles. Carlos regained consciousness and saw Jill fall unconscious after the battle. He brought the unconscious Jill inside the chapel of the clock tower to take refuge.

Last escapeEdit

Remaining at the Clock Tower afterwards, Carlos guarded Jill, who was still unconscious for the next two days, in the chapel from the Nemesis. He might have wandered inside the Clock Tower and hoped for Jill's recovery on that day although this was uncertain.

Carlos was told by Jill, who finally regained consciousness, that she was infected by the virus. He forced himself to find the cure to prevent her from becoming one of the undead. Carlos was also asked by Jill that if she turned into a zombie then he should not hesitate to kill her. Carlos went to the Raccoon General Hospital and managed to prepare a vaccine to save Jill from infection. He also spotted Nikolai inside the Hospital only to find that he was a traitor that had killed most of his fellow UBCS members. Carlos also discovers that Nikolai also planned to kill Jill. He managed to escape Raccoon General Hospital after the building had been completely demolished by a bomb set by Nikolai in order to destroy all the vaccines. He returned to the chapel meeting the still alive Nemesis (mutated into his second form) and gave Jill the vaccine. Carlos told to Jill that Nikolai was still alive and warned her not to trust him because he was on his way to kill her. Afterwards, he proceeded to an abandoned Umbrella facility near Raccoon Park. Carlos managed to contact Jill and warned her about the presence of the thermobaric missile that would strike the city and destroy everything. While searching for a possible escape plan, Carlos learned that there was a chopper headed towards the factory that wanted to rescue them. After Jill defeated the Nemesis in a final battle and went up to the balcony, Carlos showed up and told Jill that there was a helicopter waiting, but she did not believe him because she thought there was no way for them to escape. He signaled the awaiting helicopter and it was ready to pick them up for safety. Luckily, Carlos and Jill finally escaped Raccoon City via helicopter and Jill was surprised that the one who piloted the helicopter was none other than Barry Burton. They witnessed the annihilation of Raccoon City done by the missiles.


Resident Evil 3: NemesisEdit

Carlos is a playable character for a segment in main game.

Carlos can fight with Nemesis in his second form in the Clock Tower. He can't completely defeat him, but he can knock him down and during Jill's fight with the monster, it'll lack of around 40% HP. Depending on whether the player chooses to fight Nemesis or escape from him, Carlos will say different lines to Jill in the cutscene in the chapel.

RE3 Mercenaries Carlos

Carlos is also playable in the minigame The Mercenaries - Operation: Mad Jackal, he is ranked at the medium difficulty. He has the following inventory;

As Carlos, the player is more likely to die due to running out of time; it takes more time to kill a single monster with either the carbine or the handgun than with another more powerful weapon.

Resident Evil: The Umbrella ChroniclesEdit

Carlos is a playable character in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. He and Jill Valentine are the available characters for the "Raccoon's Destruction" scenario. His handgun is the "Handgun SG". On the select equipment screen, the Submachine Gun HP will be defaulty selected for Carlos. His melee attack involves him using his machine gun to attack three times in a row to knock the zombie away.


Further notesEdit

  • Carlos may be of Portuguese ancestry. Carlos is a common name in all Latin American countries and the Iberian peninsula, and "Oliveira" is a Portuguese surname. Several countries were colonized by Portugal, including Brazil. The Resident Evil 3 manual states that he carries Indian blood.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sumner, Shotten, Owen (eds). Archives. p.122
  2. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis manual
  3. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), file: "Carlos Oliveira Profile"

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