|Hyupunosu-T gata (ヒュプノス-T型)|
|Created via:||Primary t-Virus infection|
The Hypnos project was the brainchild of Commander Vincent Goldman, a eugenicist and fierce Umbrella supremacist. The main variation between this Tyrant and other models was the inclusion in its genetic make-up of the Hypnos gene, a modified genetic strand that, when implanted into an organism, would kill the weaker cells through natural selection, leaving only the strongest to keep the organism ongoing and encouraging the reproduction of the better cells. The process was repeated hundreds of thousands of times day and night for three weeks.[excerpt 1]
A neurotransmitter known as "β Hetero Nonserotonin" was also necessary for its creation.
Once awakened, it proceeded to kill the commander of the Sheena Island base, Vincent Goldman, while he was talking to detective Ark Thompson, before turning its attention to him. After a brief conflict in a small corridor, the creature was knocked unconscious.
Unbeknownst to Ark, the creature was still alive and continuing to mutate. These mutations granted it greater muscle mass, much larger claws on its left hand, an enlarged jaw, and sharp teeth. Nearly defeated in a second encounter with Ark on a Helipad, the creature began to mutate again.
Hypnos-T Type fought a long, grueling battle with Thompson, but in the end it was destroyed when it leapt upon Thompson's escape helicopter, at which point a sidewinder missile was launched into its abdomen. Seconds later, another missile was launched against it, detonating both and killing it once and for all.
In its original form, Hypnos-T Type resembled a genderless and hairless youth.
In the second form, the Tyrant could run at high speeds and viciously slash its opponents. It could also perform a downward strike. Its most dangerous attack was a powerful jumping strike performed at a distance.
The creature lost much of its intelligence in the process, suffering through a form of hypertonia, and losing its humanoid shape, becoming a bestial, primate-like, hunched monster. Because of the excessive muscle growth, the Tyrant was rendered vulnerable, with the heart becoming exposed as is common in its brethren. These new weaknesses didn't make it any less agile, however. It compensated for the exposed heart by shielding it with its claws.
Its only attack in its first form was using its sharp clawed arm to stab its prey. Its second form could strike with a swift lunging strike.
One of its third form attacks lifted his opponents, impaling them in its claw and throwing them around as though they were a rag doll. His other attacks included a shoulder tackle (reminiscent of the ones performed by the T-103s encountered all over Sheena island), and a jump strike. It is also worth noting that despite two Sidewinders — which are significantly more powerful than any shoulder launched weapon — detonating on it is simultaneously it still made one last scream showing it's ferocity and resiliency.
- Hamada, Katsumi (2000) (in Japanese). BIOHAZARD GUN SURVIVOR OFFICIAL GUIDEBOOK. Famitsu. ISBN 4-7572-0748-4.
- ↑ Excerpt from BIOHAZARD GUN SURVIVOR OFFICIAL GUIDEBOOK, p.124:
"タイプの異なる多くの細胞を闘わせ、 生き残ったもの同士をまたぶつけ合う……勝ち残った細胞の持つ優秀な遺伝子を選び出し、 タイラントの遺伝子に組み込むことで最強のB.O.W.を造り出す……ビンセント司令官は独自に新型B.O.W.の開発計画を進めていた。約３週間にわたって数十万回もの遺伝子選抜が行なわれた。昼夜の区別なしに続く実験に、 科学者たちが睡魔に襲われた一瞬のうちに、 とある細胞が他の細胞をすべて淘汰する。科学者たちはこの細胞の遺伝子をヒュプノス（眠りの神）と名付けた。この計画によって従来のタイラントよりさらに小型で強力をB.O.W.の試作品が完成したのだ。"
- ↑ Hamada, SURVIVOR, p.124