|Based:||Several unspecified insect species|
|Length:||Almost 2 m (6 ft 7 in) |
|Created via:||t-Virus infection & gene splicing|
The Plague Crawler was an early attempt at creating a Bio Organic Weapon (B.O.W.) from arthropod specimens, namely insects. It is featured as an enemy in Resident Evil Zero and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles".
An experimental form of arthropod-based bio-weapon created by Umbrella co-founder Dr. James Marcus, the Plague Crawler was part of his early trials with a newly created variant of the Progenitor virus known as "t". They were created by manipulating the genes of various insects with the virus.
They were considered unfit for heavy combat due to their lack of intelligence and control, and so were subsequently disposed of. However, a few of the specimens survived and managed to procreate outside unnoticed, even as far as Raccoon City itself. Several of the surviving Plague Crawlers were later encountered by S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team recruit Rebecca Chambers and ex-lieutenant Billy Coen during their exploration around the site.
Others that escaped annihilation were purchased by Javier Hidalgo in the 21st century as low-cost bioweapons. These B.O.W.s were last seen during Operation: Javier in the 2002 Amazon rainforest by Leon S. Kennedy; Jack Krauser and Manuela Hidalgo when Javier had them captive in his torture/prison chamber where countless victims met their demise by these creatures.
Plague Crawlers can reach up to two meters (about six-and-a-half feet) in length. They attack their prey with large, cutting pincers and aggressive tackling. Dark, wet areas are the Plague Crawler's preferred habitat, many of them inhabiting various areas in the upper levels of the Umbrella Research Center.
Resident Evil ZeroEdit
The following is a translated adaptation of a hitset chart found in the Biohazard 0 KAITAISHINSHO guide. It describes how much damage each weapon does to the enemy and, bracketed, how many times the attack should be performed using only that weapon in order to kill.
|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 Darkside ChroniclesEdit
They are featured as an enemy in the Operation Javier scenario.
Earlier in the game's development, the Plague Crawler was given the placeholder name of "DALI". Artwork for it can be found in the Resident Evil Zero Official Strategy Guide, published by BradyGames.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Resident Evil Archives. BradyGames. p. 168.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Plague Crawler (file)
- ↑ Resident Evil Zero Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. p. 157.