|Created via:||t-Abyss virus/t-Virus|
As a result of being administered the t-Abyss virus, the Farfarello came to have aquatic characteristics, such as the ability to mimic their surroundings and become transparent similar to a group of aquatic organisms. However, because they were exposed to multiple viruses (t-Virus and t-Abyss), it is believed that they became so aggressive that they were even more difficult to control than a regular Hunter.
They are stronger than regular Hunters and slightly larger. They can be rendered visible by scanning them with the Genesis or inflicting heavy damage. Their locations can also be compromised by a weapon's laser sight as the laser's point will become rounded when one has been moved over. Their footsteps kick up snow, which can also denote their position.
In Campaign Mode, players can use the Genesis scanner to reveal a Farfarello's location and they will remain visible for a short amount of time, giving players the opportunity to shoot them.
Another strategy for locating a Fafarello, in both Campaign and Raid Mode, players can watch for shifts in the snow to track the creature's movement. Also, they can use their weapons' laser sight to pin-point their location, shooting them once the laser lands on a solid form.
Gunfire from a machine gun works best at keeping Farfarellos, as well as Hunters, at bay.
Injury from pulse grenade detonations can temporarily render them partially visible.[excerpt 1]
- The Farfarello is named after one of the 13 devils named the Malebranche (Evil Claws) from the Divine Comedy written by Dante Alighieri.
- Quint referred to one of them as a "poltergeist" while witnessing it mauling a Veltro agent to death while camouflaged.
- When turned visible, its color is slightly purple and grey, in contrast to the original Hunter's color which is greenish.
- It can decapitate and instantly kill you in one hit, even if it is invisible.
- Because the t-Abyss virus is aquatic, Farfarello's invisibility ability is probably from the marine animal group Cephalopods such as octopuses or squids, which are able to modify their skin pigmentations and colors to disappear into the background.
- ↑ Excerpt from BIOHAZARD REVELATIONS NAVIGATION & Art: