Top Ten Resident Evil Characters

The Top Ten
1 Leon S. Kennedy Leon Scott Kennedy is a fictional character in the Resident Evil horror media franchise by Capcom. He debuted as one of the two playable protagonists of the video game Resident Evil 2.

This man is absolutely amazing. Not only is he attractive, he is also smart, cunning, witty, sarcastic, and amusing. He is my favorite character in the RE series, and I love playing as him. Even when he is in a tough situation, he cracks a joke, snaps off at the villain with snide remarks, and uses finesse to slide out of any troubling scenario. Inn fact, if I could bring any RE character to life, it would be this guy, right here!)

Some people may say that Leon is popular because of his involvement in RE4, but even if it is so as they say, then there is many reasons for it to, just like any one other games that got popular. Even games RE4 don't get popular out of no reason.

First would be because Leon would be the perfect character that seem balanced in many situations, not too strong yet not too weak, gives the impression that he is smart in combat yet not invincible. His situation is perfect for horror comabt games, where it is up to the players' abilities to bring him down or bring him up.

He can also be said to be the face of the franchise, when resident evil is said and mentioned, Leon can be one of the first few things that came to the people's mind first.

Leon is by far my favorite character. He brings humor to the table not only that but he's good at hand to hand, and he's good with his guns, and he has a great amount of experience. But he isn't the strongest jill has that spot taken. If I have my say he's should be in third. I know, I'm a big fan of leon but facts are facts he's not the strongest this whole list needs rearranging. Please before you get mad at me think. Ada could beat leon barley but she could still do it. She better in every way, hand to hand, with her guns, and smarts. Their is no doubt that leon is smart but adas better. And if ada and jill were to have it out jill would win shes the best there is no beating her. Leon has the best personality though you can't beat him there.

Leon has got to be the best chose in the game. Sure chris defeated wesker but he needed help from sheva to do so. Also chris has been after wesker forever. Leon met Chief Mendez, Salazar, and Seller in the same game and beat them there too. With, in my opinion, one of the most annoying characters in history slowing him down most of the way. Leon was the presidents best friend, the best ranked agent in the United States, and what if Chris at the time? He was a belligerent drunk in Edonia who was kind of a dick. Plus Chris lost his entire team twice and was saved by his dying best friend. Piers outranks him and he died. Before that, he lost his partner, she was captured by Wesker, and turned against him. So... Yeah, Leon wins.

2 Jill Valentine Jill Valentine is a fictional character from the Resident Evil series first appearing in the first Resident Evil game in 1996 as one of the two playable characters, she would also go on to star in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.

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!

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 that's 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 was always my favorite, pretty since RE3. She's shown that she's also capable enough to kick some B.O.W ass herself. I've got so much respect for her. For me, she's like the Lara Croft of RE: Smart, Strong, yet still feminine and sexy.

Now, Chris and Leon aren't exactly bad either, but I really hate how Capcom pushes these two constantly in to spotlight and treats them like their ARE the main protagonists and I find them both pretty overrated at this point. It's a shame that a character like Jill gets a lead role in a side game nowadays.

Anyways, Much much love for Ms. Valentine

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.

3 Chris Redfield

The greatest character in The WHole Gaming History! He did the most in the game story, I mean turned down umbrella, killed Al, Solved Veltro danger Etc. His in great physical shape and that inspires a lot, lot of people that played RE 5 actually went to Gym and started working out, including me... I grew up playing this game and its just a huge thing for me. I'm not saying that LSK does not deserve the spot where he is right now, but for me CR is the best in the game. If CR is on roids than LSK is Doping, I mean dude runs, parkours and never gets tired, Smells Like doping to me :lool: Just kidding, hate the dudes that compare them... CR Rules!

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!

In my opinion whenever I see or hear Resident Evil, I think of Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine. Easily the epitome of the franchise. Much better than overrated Leon tbfh.

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

4 Albert Wesker

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 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.

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.

I'm only leaving this comment to show what the ranks should be based on facts. First Jill Valentine, Second Ada Wong, Third Leon Scott Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker, HUNK, Barry Burton, Piers Nivans, Sherry Berkon, Rebecca Chambers

5 Claire Redfield

Claire's the best! She started out a cool biker college student with gun training who was willing to risk her life to find her cop brother Chris in a city overrun with zombies (making a couple of friends along the way), and she then grew up to become an activist who works to help victims of bio-warfare. What's not to love? Also, Code Veronica was terrifying. Nice jackets/jeans/shirts, Claire! To be honest, I liked Jill better when I was a kid because of RE3 (Nemesis is cool, too), but over a long period of time I think Claire has turned out to be the better character (they made so many changes to Jill I don't really have a good grasp on what her character is supposed to be). Made in Heaven!

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 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.

She's adorable and kickass at the same time. She's a badass but still maintain her angelic side all the time. She is truly one of the best character ever created that made this franchise so special! Almost all the games she was part of have a lot of positive reviews. The first appearance of her along with Leon is the best game ever of RE. Way to go Claire!

6 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 is amazing. She is the most beautiful character ever created in re.She is so girlish and sexiest among all re characters but she is also the strongest,most intelligent, fashionable, fast, impressive and flexible. She kills her enemies so gracefully that it looks like she was just doing warm up. She is greatest ever superspy and Is much better than any other women in re series. She has ninja type moves.she will be watching u when u will be unable to judge even her presence.She is most mysterious character, no-one can even know what she Is going to do next.She is the best. She is also the secret crush of Leon who is re most amazing and handsome character. She has so sweet voice and stylish ascent that will make u fall in love with her. She will kill everyone who comes her way instead of Leon for whom she can sacrifice her own life. She must be above all re women.

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.

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

Ada is so one of the most amazing and unique character ever created in 'Re.She is most girlish and beautiful but yet she is the most strongest, intelligent,mysterious, fastest, hot, and badass. She is always loaded with armed guns and is always ready to kill. She is the best. She is a superspy...much much Better than other women in re series. She will be watching u will be unable to even judge her presence. §he has ninja type moves and most beautiful figure and face.She has great targets and will everyone who will come in her way except leon.Her voice is so sweet and her ascent so stylish that will make u fall in love with her. She is also the secret crush of Leon the most amazing and handsome character in re series. So I think she must be above all women. ÑO one know about her past...Awesome lady. I love her

7 Piers Nivans

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. (@_@)

Let's just list down the very first titles that clearly say "BSAA's top sniper and best driver" and not to mention that usage of anti-material rifle that are usually carried by at least TWO men due to their heavy mass or that attentive, sharp, concentrated nature... Did I also mention looking incredily sexy while doing all of the above? Because MY GOD! I'd "Piers" his "Nivans", all the ' way! Like... Why is he not in Top 5? Any man capable of rocking a scarf and such hotness deserves all the props!

My Personal Favorite in the series you really can't beat Piers. Chris shouldve died in the campaign while Piers blew up the facility. Resident evil will be a twisted, weird series and I know that, but Capcom, please quit killing off all of your potential moneymaking characters such as Piers.

8 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.

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

Let's face it, we love Barry for all the cheesy dialogue he says in the first game.

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

I can't understand why people hate him so much.

10 Rebecca Chambers

She's quickly be my waifu in RE in her first appearance. She's an amazing combine of smart, cute, beautiful, surprisingly brave. She's has a pretty charm that make me fell in love with her.

If CapCom seeing this comment (mostly no but I'm just hoping here) please make a new RE game where Rebecca appears on it. And make she's the main character not a sidekick like you did in RE 1 & Remake... I miss her :'(

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.

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

You have to love her: she's very good-looking, intelligent and you just wan't to know her saved.

The Contenders
11 Nemesis

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.

Nemesis is the greatest character in resident evil

Coolest enemy in Resident Evil History!

This guy is so scary I wet my pants

12 Sherry Birkin

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.

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

Cute blonde who kicks ass

13 William Birkin

The ultimate mastermind behind the T-Virus, killing James Marcus alongside Albert Wesker to take over the T-Virus research project. The mad doc I call him.

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.

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

14 Steve Burnside

Even though it’s an unpopular opinion Steve was my favorite character in the dark side chronicles and when he died I also kinda died inside, and I know it won’t happen but I want to see him in a later installment... another reason is for what he did or to put it better, what he looked at in the dark side chronicles while Claire was in the computer, because I would have done the same lol. And finally who doesn’t think dual weilding guns is badass?

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

Is the best for my he die to save Claire (in RE Code Veronica) he is a prisioner in rockfort island.

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! "


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.

An unstoppable soldier, all U.S.S. looks up to him like a legend, can take on any man or B.O.W. , expert in all aspects of combat, Get some

He is a badass mercenary and his best friend is a giant talking piece of tofu, how could you not vote for him?

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

17 Alexia Ashford

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

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

18 Billy Coen

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!

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.

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.

19 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.

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.

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.

21 Luis Sera

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.

"Little rough, don't you think? "

22 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...

23 Tyrant

Behold the ultimate Bio-Weapon, Tyrant!

24 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.

25 The Merchant

I love this dude. Like, he is so interesting. He's always there when you need him, and just when you think that you are about to die with nothing more than the red part of your health bar and no medication whatsoever, you kick open a door and boom! There he is, hunched over by his blue lanterns and staring at you with those amused eyes. Then you go over and talk to him, and he whips open the left side of his jacket, exclaiming, "Welcome!" in a gruff, Australian accent. Seriously, this guy is awesome

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

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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