(Written from a Production point of view)
The "Transforming Creature" was a rejected enemy design for one of the earlier Resident Evil titles. It went through two designs before being rejected. In both instances they were drawn as mutating from a female test-subject wearing an Umbrella-branded gown, as confirmed in the term "変身" being used.
The first design portrayed a slim human with an extra pair of eyes in the forehead. Its arms were to mutate into mouths halfway between the wrist and elbow, complete with tongues.
The second design was far less humanoid than the first, with much of the body being salivating mouths - a tongue can be seen extending out the back of the head. This design has the remnants of the hands form the end of the arm jaws. A smaller sketch shows the intended attack method of the creature, which was to get in front of a target and bite its arms off - Jill Valentine is used as an example.
- Sumner, Christian; Shotten, Brian; Owen, Michael, eds (9 November 2005). Resident Evil Archives: Umbrella's Virus Uncovered. Translated by Zpang America, Inc.. BradyGames. ISBN 0744006554.
- ↑ Owen, Sumner, Shotten (eds.), Archives, p.244.