|Created via:||Primary t-Virus infection|
|Status:||Production ended (2003)|
Eliminators were primate-based B.O.W.. They were first featured as enemies in Resident Evil Zero and in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
The Eliminator was one of several early prototype weapons developed exclusively by James Marcus during the test phases of the t-virus capabilities as a weapon, but before the selection of a specific host for the strain. Developed alongside the Eliminator were the Lurker and Plague Crawlers, further displaying Marcus' fascination with the use of unlikely subjects as deadly weapons.
Although initially deemed a successful product, the Eliminator was found to have undergone significant decline in overall intelligence as a result of t-virus administration, which was supposed to be its greatest asset to Umbrella's B.O.W. program. Mass-production of the Eliminator was canceled and only a handful of specimens were preserved for further testing and general research. Marcus instead turned his attention to the potential that human subjects presented as virus hosts, later unwittingly providing Dr. William Birkin and S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team Captain Albert Wesker with the first scraps of information pertaining to the creation of the Tyrant-class B.O.W. The existing Eliminators were left to rot, although James Marcus released them on Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen after they had infiltrated the Umbrella Research Center. Marcus noted that the remaining Eliminators had been exhausted by negligence and hunger, suggesting they had not been at full strength when encountered. Some of these B.O.W.s were mass-produced in the Russian Umbrella Facility and were released in 2003 by Sergei Vladimir during the outbreak in order to eliminate the anti-Umbrella forces led by Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine from proceeding any deeper into the facility.
Primates infected with the virus exhibited rapid development of excess muscle tissue, resulting in visible tearing to the subject's skin.[excerpts 1] Further exposure caused a rapid increase in strength, agility, stamina and aggression, resulting in a deadly and efficient killer.
Resident Evil ZeroEdit
|Type of weapon|
|Close range||Mid-range||Long range||Very long range|
|Grenade Launcher||Grenade Rounds|
|Grenade Launcher||Flame Rounds|
|Grenade Launcher||Acid Rounds|
Resident Evil: The Umbrella ChroniclesEdit
Eliminators appear as an enemy in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.
- There is a file for them called in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles called Eliminator Notes.
- list of appearances
- ↑ Excerpt from biohazard 0 kaitaishinsho, page 068:
"マーカス博士が多種の哺乳類をベースにt-ウィルス投与実験を重ねて選別し、 人間を素体とする以前ではそれなりの完成度に到達したB.O.W.。もともと知能の高い大型の真猿類であったため簡単な命令であれば指示通りに遂行することができ、 単純にウィルス感染した人間（゠ゾンビ）とは違って、侵食下でも脳の神経伝達がほとんど阻害されることなく安定しているものと見られる。肉体的にもウィルスの代謝促進機能が有効に働いており、 裂けた外皮からのぞく剥き出しの筋組織は、 それが信じがたいレベルで急激に増強されたことを示している。しかしそれでも量産化に踏み切るには能力面で不十分であったため、以降はさらなる発展を求め、 非人道的な人間ベースのB.O.W.開発が本格化していくこととなった。"
- ↑ Project Umbrella - biohazard 0 Kaitaishinsho article
- ↑ (in Japanese) biohazard 0 kaitaishinsho. Enterbrain. p. 068.