Top Ten Resident Evil Characters

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The Top Ten

1 Leon S. Kennedy Leon S. Kennedy

Leon is sure the best character in the RE games. He is strong. Skilled and pro in fire guns and weapons. Hi is handsome too. Confident with a strong personality. And he can deal with all T, G, plagas, veronica vuris...
He is the best agent in the world

Leon is the best. Charismatic and pure hearted, he embodies everything that is good and needs to get a well deserved vacation where he gets to fondle Ada as much as he pleases.

Resident Evil 4 is my favorite game of all time, I've played it at least 30 times through.

You can't go wrong with Leon! He's charming, smart, and capable. He's driven to make the world a better place and has the devil's own luck when it comes to surviving! It's been so fun watching him go from a newbie with a good heart to a badass that gets the job done! Also...dat face!

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2 Jill Valentine Jill Valentine Jill Valentine is a fictional character in Resident Evil, a survival horror video game series created by Japanese company Capcom.

Jill is amazing in every respect as a female protagonist. She's smart, resourceful, sexy, determined, tough, and yet still feminine. she's not just everything you want in a heroine, but in a woman period. Brave but not to a fault, with skillful hands that have gained her the reputation of not only being an ex delta force crackshot, but also the "master of unlocking. " with skills in bomb dismantling, and handling many different types of machines, gadgets, and weapons she's invaluable in virtually any survival situation. Shes a girl thats tough as nails, strong in body, and yet still has everything that's attractive about a girl being a girl. Would I like a Jill sandwich? Hell yes I would, anytime.

Jill Valentine was the first image of the "Strong Female" character I remember, and probably my favorite to this date. This is only a game character, but like we say about human beings, unknowingly she probably made me respect the women for everything they R. I always respected them. But because I had the chance to play games (I'm always more attracted into a strong woman character in games and movies) that certainly helped me grow up with a passion for the female gender as strong as my respect for them as always been. - Johnnyrp666

Jill Valentine is one of the best examples of a female heroine, especially in action games. She is a tough girl, which gives her the awesomeness most gamers look for in female heroines. She is intelligent, determined, and strong yet still doesn't lose touch of her feminine side; her fragility and her innocence still makes her a cute woman. She's not the typical type of woman that dresses all sexy for zombie shooting. She's all geared and ready to go! She doesn't need tattered clothes, cut hair, or scratched skin to make herself look boss; Because she already is one!

my wife

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3 Chris Redfield Chris Redfield

Best of the best

I love many characters in RE franchise but Chris Redfield is my favorite. He made this franchise so popular and influential. Leon, Ada, Claire, Carlos... Wouldn't even exist without Chris.
Thanks to Chris & Jill, the first RE game was very popular and its creators decided to make numerous sequels, spin-offs, background stories and even prequels. So please, give more respect to original RE Heroes! - Irina2932

He is the man. He was the one who made resident evil come alive. He has a great physical condition and killed wesker. So what if leon can flip around? How is that gonna kill zombies? I bet chris could flip, just not as much. Chris was the reason claire was invented. So was jill. I think that chris should be number one

All the I mean I like Leon but Chris is better then him in almost everything like marksman smarter can fly a jet he fights way better but kicking he would to protect the innocent he built like a bodybuilder don't get me wrong Leon is a total badass but Chris all the way

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4 Albert Wesker Albert Wesker

Albert Wesker: the definition of Badass. And he's hot. ;D A double-agent, bioengineer, spy, behind-the-scenes mastermind, police officer, supervillain, bio-organic weapon, (self-proclaimed) god, Matrix-guy, etc... And he pulled all that off with style! He started acting a bit out-of-character in the very end of RE5 though; I mean it's not quite like him to die... Unless it was a part of his plan and now he's just waiting for the perfect time to show up again with a new evil plan! Anyway, he is everything that is lovable about the psychologically complex villain type, and more. He wasn't going to destroy the world, he was going to save it, goddammit! And through his eventful villainous life he never failed to wear his sunglasses at night.

So hot! I love my bad man - Gilgameshismine

Great Villain--really helped seal the deal to this series and make it what it is today. There can always be the generic Chris Redfield hero type personnel who says the corniest stuff and has to stop the villain (except for the dudes biceps no one can match those holy ), but developers can have more liberty with how they want to portray their villain (examples being the Joker, the villain for Far Cry, etc.), and they made Wesker not only look great but also BE great. His powers were truly awesome, thanks to his superior DNA. Although I didn't like the his death (the ending to RE 5), I always play as him when my friends and I play Mercenaries on RE5, just because he is so cool, and it is really fun pissing them off with spamming his voice (come on come on come on).

Albert is definition of bad ass. He's got cool fighting moves, a mastermind unequaled in my opinion, and a look that makes him look scary no matter what angle you look at him.

Even if he is dead, his spirit will haunt those who crossed him for the rest of their days. Truly, a great villain.

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5 Claire Redfield Claire Redfield

Claire is the most attractive female in the RE universe. Even though she can take care of herself better than most RE characters you never get the impression that she's invincible, instead you feel like she's a survivor winning the fight against umbrella through her kindness and loving for others. Out of all female RE characters, Claire will be the one you will care about the most.

Strong-Hearted, Brave, Atheletic, and you can always count on her to be there to help you.

Hello, Claire Redfield is the best. She should be number one. After all, she is one of the main characters in the series. She is smart, cutting, sweet, badass, fast, impressive, hot, sexy and has an original back story. I'm writing a book based off Resident Evil 2, Operation Raccoon City, Darkside Chronicles and Umbrella Chronicles and in my books she is the main character. Forever and Always; Claire Redfield!

Claire is the only protagonist in the main series that has no combat experience; however, she managed to use heavy weapony and survive. She is kind, beautiful, cool, smart, sexy and can wield a variety of weapons w/ grace and ease... She's always ready to help... She is my favorite female protagonist in R.E. series...

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6 Ada Wong Ada Wong Ada Wong is a fictional character in the Resident Evil horror franchise by Capcom. She is a mysterious and ambiguous antihero figure, working for the series' villains but also helping the protagonist Leon S. Kennedy.

She's cunning, manipulative, sexy, intelligent all rolled into one, definitely the best female character in the entire franchise. On an unrelated note, if Capcom does feature her in the next game, please make sure she won't run away from Leon again, they deserve a happy ending after two decades of playing cat and mouse game.

She got my vote by her signature wheel kick!

I think Ada Wong is the best, not only because she is so sexy beautiful and impressive on the outside with her long legs, but also her character is unique... She's out there alone, she can see you when you can't see her, and appears in front of you at any moment, and honestly we know the Ada is Leon's secret love, and Ada's is Leon

She's just so sexy and reserved - you never know what she's going to do next and her unpredictability yet her attachment to Leon is just so exceedingly sexy!

I want to see more Ada, please~!

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7 Piers Nivans

He's the love of my life.

Piers is no doubt my favorite character in the series, in fact, I would go so far as to say he is the real hero in Resident Evil 6. Think about it, while Chris wasn't in his right mind and while Leon was killing zombies aimlessly and while Jake and Sherry were trapped in the facility, everyone needs a real hero, and Piers stepped up to the plate, killing himself in the process. Resident evil has had protagonists in the past, but Piers took his job seriously, and tried to help Chris through his time of need.

The bravest and most respectable character on the entire series. Very true to what he feels towards others. And the most handsome character on RE 6 as well. I Hate capcom for killing a perfect replacement character for Chris who could lead the next gen resident evil games. I am die hard Chris Redfield fan but when I played RE 6, Piers becomes an instant favorite for me. (@_@)

Piers nivans was a good kind hearted soldier and he didn't deserve to die... He would've been a good replacement for chris. (Even though chris is fine)

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8 Barry Burton Barry Burton

Is there anything to say? Any resident evil fan knows what a badass Barry is, from his cheesy dialogue "What IS this?! " to his trademark Magnum. But above the unintentional comic relief, he saves Jill on a number of occasions in RE1 and well as RE3, just before Raccoons destruction. He is also a caring father, enough to put his colleagues in anger to guarantee their safety.

I love Barry. What a legend

Barry is the definition of a hero! Even when his family is on the line he does the right thing. Really underrated character and my favourite second is Jill then wesker for just been a top notch villain.

"You were almost a Jill Sandwich! "

Barry should be at least number seven he is clearly better than those three in front of him

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9 Jake Muller

I didn't really like Jake although I like would like anyone who would be Chris's successor.

Jakes a badass should be more higher on the list

Nothing like palm smashing your enemies to death

Jakes a loud mouth but can back it up. GOOO JAKE!

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10 Rebecca Chambers Rebecca Chambers

Definitely my favorite character in the game and she is so cute

At first she seems weak but she really proves herself capable of fighting off zombies she even stared in Resident Evil 0 plus she's really hot only second to Jill. - egnomac

She's pretty awesome in all aspects- empathetic, nice, believable, loveable, and all together someone you just want to survive.

She's definitely the type which I like.

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The Contenders

11 Sherry Birkin

She was able to put up with Jake which already makes her strong.

She's a good character for many reasons. First, her presence gives players nostalgia when they play Resident Evil 6, second, she is very attractive and has surprisingly good fighting abilities, and finally, she put up with Jake for all that time. I would've never gotten along with Jake. I think her and Raymond would make a good couple, and I know people would disagree, but that's just my opinion. In all, Sherry is a good character, and the legacy of the Birkin family.

She's really come along since that little girl from resident evil 2 and she can kick ass and her presence allows me to over look Jake Mullers terrible presence. - egnomac

Cute blonde who kicks ass

12 Nemesis

Nemesis is the greatest character in resident evil

You'll never look at the word STARS the same way again. Imagine a 7-9 foot tall zombie that's smart enough to use guns, fast enough to run and give chase, and intelligent enough to open doors. He's also smart enough for rudimentary problem solving, like the time when he shot down the rescue chopper. For me it's a 3 way tie. Best villain: Nemesis / Wesker, best character: Jill Valentine [Resident evil 3 edition]. I give Nemesis the tie break because giving someone like him rockets and that much smarts is just plain wrong.

This guy is so scary I wet my pants

Coolest enemy in Resident Evil History! - VenomxShocker

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13 William Birkin William Birkin

He loved his research more than his kid and wife. Man, his death was awesome though.

Birkin was a great villain for the series. Just watching him terrorize Raccoon city as the monstrous G was extremely scary in so many ways.

14 Steve Burnside

Though he was one of the weaker elements of Resident Evil: Code Veronica, he was still an intriguing character and his death made me shed a tear or two, which is hard to accomplish.

Steve needs stay at the 10 firsts he is one of the best characters ever

Badass dual wield gold lugers anyone

He is on the ten first what it is

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15 Jack Baker

"It won't be long before I find you and kill you! "

I will make him suffer

"Welcome to the familiy, son! "

16 Alexia Ashford

God her 2nd transformation in re Darkside Chronicles was HELLACIOUS!

She is more evil in that game. She even kills her own brother

God she's so evil in re dark side chronicles. She even killed her own brother. She is a bitch. Sexy bitch, but still a bitch

17 Karena LesProux

Lupo had her first appearance in RE ORC as a U.S.S soldier. The team that was assigned to help Hunk retrieve the G-Virus from William Birkin. But as Hunk disappeared after the first mission, the U.S. S find themselves alone in the middle of the Raccon conflict, with a company that desires to see them dead instead of extracting them. Lupo has yet to become a more respected character. She has Jill Valentine's strength, still she was trained to do the one thing the U.S.S was called in to do in RE ORC which is kill. - Johnnyrp666

She is still a mystery. Lupo's status is yet unknown after the raccoon city incident but that "Wolf" managed to lead a fighting squad in the absence of Mr. Death himself (Hunk). She's one hell of a ressourceful female, giving orders to a team of lunatic professional killing machines, there is to bet that she's still alive, confident and well. - Johnnyrp666

18 HUNK

He is known as the ultimate solider and has survived more operations than any other character in the series. He has faced several forms of the t-virus and survived each time by himself. He is much more suited at the number 1 spot than Leon Kennedy who I find massively overrated. RE4 was originally supposed to have Hunk as the main character not "pretty boy" Leon. If he would have been the main character no one would even consider Leon as number one.

Hunk is the best ever what he is doing in this part of top? He need stay at the 10 firsts

HUNK should be way higher what people. Come on he should be at least 6 come on.

Carlos should not be ahead of Hunk. Seriously?

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19 Billy Coen

Cool and strong guy. I think many fans out there still waiting where and what's happen with Billy. They need more story about him.

I really love Billy's story. It brought a unique flavor to Resident Evil's cast. It also was nice to see a character who realized that it's not a good idea to split up and investigate when the outbreaks first started happening. I hope he comes back in another game!

Billy is a mystery yet he's super cool and has a haunting past. THERE's SO MUCH RE Can do for him!

I kinda have hopes he and Rebecca meet up again for another game.

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20 Christine Yamata

Four Eyes makes her way in my top ten for many reasons. She arrived in RE ORC, just like Lupo (I had a lot of fun playing this game. ) But other than that, I probably prefer her to Lupo in terms of gameplay and that even when many people would turn back on her as a character choice since she's more of a scientist than a fighter. But Four Eyes has an amazing arsenal, to say the least. Such has pheromones grenades, allowing you to throw them at your enemies to lure distracted zombies into chasing them. And another ability of hers involves that you take control of a monster: Zombie, Hunter or Tyrant and temporarily decide of which target he's gonna go for. That is a lot based on gameplay, but features such as these in RE environments, made Four Eyes one of the better characters/best equipped for the situation. Having some of these features in RE5 could have made the game more than a chore to walk through.
- Johnnyrp666

SHE IS THE STINKING BEST you IDIOTS!

21 Luis Sera

"Little rough, don't you think? "

Luis is an overlooked character from the series in my opinion. He has a very likeable personality and is far more human than anybody in resident evil 4, in my opinion, Luis was one of the best parts of the game, and he is far more relatable than Leon, which is odd seeing as Leon is the main character.

22 Tyrant

Behold the ultimate Bio-Weapon, Tyrant!

23 Helena Harper

You need to feel bad for Helena, because all the things that happened in the campaign. From the death of President Benford, to the death of her sister, what happened to her was tragic, and I love the fact that she had enough responsibility and humility to turn herself in. I think she is the sexiest girl in Resident Evil.

She was pretty unstable, but nothing a therapist can't help, but come to think of it, she was pretty stable when she blew Simmons face off when he was in the cougar transformation.

Helena is kinda awesome and pretty

She is cute girl...

24 Jack Krauser Jack Krauser

Just Badass! I like the way how the creators of this character used that idea to make a scary looking guy weared in army clothes with scars on his body even if some day ago he was a good guy and good friend of leon kennedy but now everything is changed after that crash... he's different and determined to kill his old friend leon... but it's funny that sadler never trusted him because he was an american but he didn't know that... but still he hired him on a mission.

Complete badass. He has the perfect combination of skill, sense of duty, and evil. He has a badass 1 hit kill plaga infected arm and a badass, destructive bow in mercenaries. Add all that up and you get a unique, one of a kind character, plus he has a hint of mystery as to his background with Leon.

Great character! He definitely deserves a higher spot on this list. I'd say third place behind Leon Kennedy and Albert Wesker.

He's a tremendous guy. He would have defeated Wesker, no doubt. Shame he fell to the dark side.

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25 Kevin Ryman

Kevin is voiced by Kirk Thornton and really benefits from the vocal performance. True, he was long considered a newbie character. True, his narrations at the end of the scenarios are not particularly artful, but are nonetheless indicative of his hot-blooded approach to things. He is an optimist to end all optimists in the series, energetic, sarcastic--the latter two characteristics being rather uncommon among Resident Evil protagonists at the time.
And if that wasn't enough, this is: one of his possible final scenario endings involves him fighting a fully transformed tyrant with nothing more than his handgun!

For me he is one of the greatest characters

26 Vector

For me, he is one of the greatest character all the time.I like him because he use cool jacket, expert in martial arts and I like his gas mask

You're kidding right Victor and hunk should be 1 n 2 easily!

27 The Merchant

I think the Merchant might be in RE5 because when the character buys weapons, who are buying it from?

"Is that all, stranger? " - xandermartin98

He is so amazing guy sell you every thing

He helps Leon in the game he needs to be 2 or 3

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28 Alice

Certainly the best RE character of all times. They definitely should put her in the games because we gamers deserve to be able to play as the most exciting and interesting original RE character ever to exist!

You gotta love Alice because she's the baddest, hottest heroine in the Resident Evil movie storyline! Milla Jovovich played her in every sequels and it gets much sweeter!

Alice is cool and all, but I don't want her to be in the games. Same thing as Jill being in one of the movies. You don't want it, and would never expect Capcom to sink so low as to go through with either idea

Alice rules and she deserves to exist as a Resident Evil character.

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29 Raymond Vester

Very deceiving, although, I don't think he is an antagonist because he said how much he hates bio-terrorism. Also, many think he is the Ustanak, but how dumb do you have to be to believe that?! He was a good character, and I don't think he would have himself killed and turned into a senseless animal.

The only guy who can make a Doctor Who hair cut cool and he is really good with magnums, and magnums are my favorite guns.

30 Yoko Suzuki

I think she's the most useful in esident evil outbreak.

31 Parker Luciani

Didn't he die in resident evil revelations? I'm not certain

Parker was an awesome person and very good example of people. He's an average person. Slightly overweight, warm personality, and ties with almost everyone in the game. The thing I loved most about Parker, though, is that he can everything hilarious just like that. Parker was very nice, and his "death" in Revelations was sad. Speaking of that, did you notice no one looked more sad than Jill, possible secret relationship? Also, I gained tons more respect for Raymond when he saw Parker's leg in pain and helped him and escaped the Queen Zenobia. I like Parker Luciani and I hope he's in Resident Evil 7.

Parker was awesome and he never made the list wow... he's the modern day Barry Burton. he's fun to play as and overall great character.

Parker was very cool and I would like for him, Raymond, Sheva, Keith, and Quint to be in RE7.

32 Ricardo Irving

Irving was the misunderstood character in Resident Evil 5. He was just trying to keep an illegal job without trouble, is that too much to ask? I think his transformation and boss fight was very above and beyond, albeit tragic. Just as what Jill said about Norman, I hope he finds comfort in death what he did not have in life.R.I.P.

He is a businessman with standards.

33 Quint Cetcham

Lets face it, he was a very cool character, and he was the perfect fit for Keith as far as partners go.

He's also "Tits" as he would say.

34 Sheva Alomar

This is my opinion sheva alomar is sexy, beautiful and awesome I really want sheva and claire 4 some reason to team up in 1 of the games because she's met and been chris redfield's partner so why not keep it in the family and team up with claire redfield and sheva has beautiful outfits I just can't get enough of her

She the most brave character I have seen

Sheva is so hot I can't get over it! People call HER stupid but who in the campaign punches a gigantic boulder?

You are awesome on resident evil 5 I play with you all the time

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35 Carlos Oliveira

Because in his appear in RE 3, Nemesis, I loved how he acted to be good with the ladies. He made me crack up, yet he was an awesome fighter to.

His voice made him sound like a douchebag

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37 Jessica Sherawat

This girl has the gamer fooled throughout the game. She uses her looks, agility and personality to her advantage as she is secretly trying to destroy any evidence of the ships existence and wants the virus for herself.

38 Josh Stone

Best character

Josh was never the character that would lead the franchise, but let's be honest, if he wasn't there to help Chris's dumb a**, he would already be in the ' casket.

39 Moira Burton

This foul mouthed daughter of Barry Burton has some of the best lines of dialogue in the series.

New addition that instantly grew on me.

Cause she beautiful

40 Alex Wesker

A sexy female version of Wesker who's a completely lovable villain, if a little typical. Plus her business woman chic is reminiscent of a twisted-lady-Lex-Luthor. White man in a suit antagonist might be a tired stereotype but it still makes the player want to put a bullet in their skull.

One of the most messed up villains I've ever seen. She's crazy and actually has horror qualities for her. Something that no other villain in the series has on their own. Even Oswell E Spencer was because of Umbrella as a whole. Alex is on a whole different level... and so far. She's the only villain in the series to get what she wanted and achieve her goals. This alone makes her one of gaming's better villains.

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42 Lady Hunk

CHUCHU MAN! She's the best female character in the whole series HU3

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44 Carla Radames

Me and my cousin were playing trying to kill her but her boss is kinda hard if you don't know what you're doing but one of the best hours of my life.

Carla: I'm Ada Wong! You're a pretender!
Me: that's why you're spitting up zombie mucous idiot!

I don't want to spoil, play at RE6...

Play at RE6, I don't want to spoil...

45 Cindy Lennox

Best duck ever... Bright and caring... Great survivalist with packs of herbs

46 Ramon Salazar

Man above or below me knows what it's about lol.

Can't believe this guy was 20. How often was he drinkin' out the fountain of un-youth?

47 Clive R. O'Brian

Director O' Brian was very funny with his "One Sexy MoFo" line. Clive was also very clearly sneaky considering he made a Veltro revival right under everyone's noses. Very good character and I hope he's in the new game.

48 Kirk Mathison

Same as Josh, not the star of the show, but without him, Jill and Chris would be dead.

49 Finn Macauley
50 Rachael Foley

She is probably the hottest and most beautiful female Resident Evil character there is.. It's a shame that her story is a real tragic one.. Hope there is a way to bring her back to the story as a playable protagonist character w/ "ooze superpowers" that would somehow be the same as what happened to Albert, Sherry, and Piers..

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