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|Date of birth:||c. 1976|
|Date of death:||2004|
|Occupation:||Las Plagas researcher biologist|
Researcher for "the organization"
|First appearance:||Resident Evil 4|
"A little rough, don't you think?
Luis Sera was a researcher for Osmund Saddler, who rebelled against him by helping Leon S Kennedy to take down Los Iluminados. Luis was killed by his former master when he attempted to steal the sample.
"Did you send those invitations? I told you no more than 50 people!"
When Luis returned, he found the village under the influence of Osmund Saddler. With the Plagas being extracted from the mines, Luis was hired as a researcher to experiment with enhancing the creatures and their hosts (examples of enhancements include the Dominant Species Plaga, with a host example being the Novistador).
When he becomes disillusioned with Saddler, and the work he was performing for him, Sera decided to betray Saddler and steal a Plaga sample. Eventually Saddler caught up with him and ordered his followers to tie him up and put him in a closet to be executed. However, Leon S. Kennedy finds Sera in the cabin and frees him. Sera later helps Leon and Ashley Graham fight off a mob of Ganados.
It is later revealed that he was in league with Ada Wong, a spy sent by Albert Wesker to retrieve the Plagas sample. Sera then tells Ada that he will bring it only "if she gets rid of that old man and his religious friends", then goes to get the sample and also the vaccine for Leon and Ashley.
Unfortunately, Saddler eventually catches up to Sera and impales him through the chest with his tentacle tail. Before dying, Sera gives Leon some pills to suppress the growth of the Plaga in his body, as well as leaving behind all of his research notes scattered throughout the castle and island complex.
These memos provide Leon with useful information on the behavior of Las Plagas and how to destroy many of the creatures introduced during the course of the game. The plaga-removing machine which Leon and Ashley use near the end of the game was invented by Luis. It is also mentioned in one of the found notes that he was able to remove the Plaga egg before it hatched in his body.
Even though Sera doesn't live to see it, Leon and Ada managed to stop Lord Saddler from taking over the world, and destroy his cult in the process. The Separate Ways scenario and Ada's Report documentary added to the PS2 version and Wii version of the game expands on Luis's role in the game, revealing that he was in league with Ada Wong and the organization she works with (a connection that was only implied in the main game).
Luis will join the player as an AI partner during the fight in the cabin during Chapter 2-2 of the main game. He will use just a Red9 handgun to fight with. Occasionally he will toss Leon various items exclaiming; "Here, use this!". Luis will duck to avoid friendly fire whenever you aim in his direction.
If Luis is hit enough times, there will be a special cutscene where Luis says "Adios Leon!" (Goodbye Leon) and shoots Leon twice, resulting in the game over screen. Luis will say the same quote if he is hit with the knife enough times. Luis is immune to having eggs thrown at him.
Luis' body can be examined after his death, it will show the message "They'll pay for your death. I promise".
Luis also has a bottle cap modeled after him. It is part of the first row and its voice clip says "Did you send out those invitations?! I told you no more than FIFTY PEOPLE!" This is a reference to the cabin fight.
- During his conversation with Leon, Luis claimed that he had seen a t-Virus sample in a police department lab in Madrid. He also says he once worked for the Madrid police.
- In Separate Ways, Ada admits in her report that she had grown fond of Luis, due to their history sharing the same "enthusiasm".
- Luis was a smoker, as he asks Leon and Ada for a cigarette when he first meets them.
- Koichi Hamamura, ed (2006) (in Japanese). biohazard4 kaitaishinsho revised edition. Famitsu. ISBN 4-7577-2638-4.
- ↑ Hamamura (ed). kaitaishinsho. p.012
- ↑ Gamespy interview: Hiroyuki Kobayashi
- ↑ Resident Evil 4, "Sera and the 3rd Party"