Extracanonical subject
(Unique game aspects not part of story canon)


Tofu is a secret character from Resident Evil 2. He also appears in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles as an enemy in the secret mode.

Resident Evil 2

Initially conceived and created by Capcom to test the game's collision detection,[1] Tofu was given his own minigame, The Tofu Survivor, as a parody of HUNK's The Fourth Survivor. To unlock the Tofu scenario, you must have unlocked The Fourth Survivor, and cleared the Leon A/Claire B storyline 3 times with an A ranking.

Tofu goes through exactly the same environment that HUNK does, complete with HUNK's cutscene voice. Tofu is armed only with a knife and a few herbs, but he can also take more damage than human characters. Tofu will instead change color when he takes damage, going from white to blood red when on danger and dark pink when poisoned.

Whenever Tofu is attacked, he swears in the Kansai Japanese dialect, and when he is killed, he mutters "farewell" in Japanese. Ironically, things don't end up very well for Tofu, because HUNK is shown eating a part of him aboard the chopper in the ending FMV.

Darkside Chronicles

Tofu appears briefly in the "secret mode" in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. It replaces zombies with Tofu as you fight from the Raccoon City Police Station's courtyard to the crashed truck appearing at the beginning of Resident Evil 2 (Zombies and Zombie Dogs are seen chasing down Tofu 'zombies' at one point though). The player character is Claire Redfield armed only with a handgun.

Further Notes



  1. EGM issue 234, p. 63