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Mainstream universe
(Capcom's primary storyline)
For the Perryverse counterpart, see Mikhail Victor (Perry).

"You lose... "
— Mikhail's final words.[2]

Cpt. Mikhail Victor (Михаил Виктор) was a member of the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.), who accompanied Carlos Oliveira and Nikolai Zinoviev to Raccoon City in 1998 to deal with the t-virus outbreak.

Biography

Early life

Originally from Leningrad, in the Russian SFSR, Mikhail became a soldier in the Soviet Army, where he reached the rank of Captain. He was forced to resign after the Soviet Union's collapse and the army split among regional borders.

In the aftermath of the breakup, Mikhail joined a guerrilla organization aimed at achieving independence for an ethnic minority who was facing persecution from the new Russian Federation, his wife being of this community. As the guerrilla organization transformed into a mere terrorist group, Mikhail was found and arrested by Russian government forces. The Umbrella Corporation learned of his fine leadership qualities and military background, and offered his men amnesty if he joined the company's paramilitary force.[1][3][excerpt 1][4][excerpt 2] Like former Soviet Army Colonel Sergei Vladimir, Mikhail was allowed to keep his military rank within the U.B.C.S.

Raccoon City

During the 1998 biohazardous outbreak in Raccoon City, Captain Mikhail was sent into the city on September 26 along with the rest of Delta Platoon. Unlike Nikolai, Mikhail was not aware of the U.B.C.S.' true objective and assumed it to be the same as Carlos' opinion - the evacuation of citizens.

Over the next few days the UBCS would suffer heavy losses due to the unexpected superiority of the zombies due to unmanageable numbers. Capt. Mikhail; Sgt. Zinoviev and Cpl. Oliveira managed to escape the zombie horde and garrison themselves in an abandoned tram car. Mikhail, wounded, would be left in the tram to recover while the other two began searching for a means of escape with the use of the tram.

In the English-localization of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Mikhail is instead given the rank of Lieutenant. This change in rank was due to a mistranslation of the Kanji word Taii (大尉?), which can translate as either an Army Captain or Navy Lieutenant.

His injuries did not leave him a burden, however, as at one point he got out to fend off an approaching horde of zombies despite his aforementioned injuries. After being scolded at by Jill Valentine for taking unnecessary risks, he retorted that none of the events in Raccoon City were caused by the U.B.C.S., and expressed survivor's guilt. As platoon leader, he felt remorse for not being able to save his men, and for not being able to fight alongside the others due to his injuries.

Death

After Jill and Carlos eventually recovered the right components necessary to get the trolley car moving again, the three of them (minus Nikolai, who was presumed deceased) rode to the St. Michael Clock Tower.

Before arriving, the cable car was attacked by the Nemesis-T Type, who managed to enter the rear car. Jill went back into the car to investigate a strange noise and spotted the B.O.W.. Mikhail, still seriously wounded, demanded that she leave the car as he continued to shoot the Nemesis with his M4 Carbine.

After running out of ammunition and being brutally beaten down by the Nemesis, Mikhail took a grenade from his vest and pulled the pin in a sacrificial attempt to kill the Nemesis and save Jill and Carlos.[2]

Despite his effort, the Nemesis survived the explosion and continued hunting Jill. However, his sacrifice was not entirely in vain, as the explosion jettisoned Nemesis from the car, leaving Jill safe for the moment.

Further notes

Mikhail makes one last appearance in the extra Mercenaries mini-game after beating the game as a playable character.

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Sources

excerpts
  1. Excerpt from the BIOHAZARD 3 website:
    "現ロシア共和国サンクトペテルブルグ出身。アンブレラ・バイオハザード対策部隊D小隊隊長。過去にゲリラ組織のリーダーとして数々のテロ行為を成功させている。
  2. デザイン的には「重厚感のある正規軍人」というイメージでお願いしています。 設定上、 彼は少数民族であった妻のために連邦崩壊後に陸軍将校からグリラに合流、 多くの民間人を犠牲にしながら独立テロ運動を成功させていった、 という経歴を持っています。
references
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Resident Evil Archives. BradyGames. pp. 139–140. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Capcom Production Studio 4. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. (Capcom). Scene: Tram Scene.
  3. バイオハザード3~Last Escape~/CHARACTERS (Japanese). Capcom. Retrieved on 2012-12-01.
  4. GUIDEBOOK, p.342.

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