Resident Evil Village Characters | Pocket tactics

by Ana Lopez

Resident Evil Village is one of the best survival horror games of recent years, and arguably one of the best Resident Evil games ever made, and that’s not just because of its compelling story and unsettling environments, but also because of a cast of brilliant Resident Evil Village characters all of which serve a purpose in the world. So, here we look at the Resident Evil 8 characters and the role they play in the story.

If you want to learn more about how Ethan’s time in the village ties into the series as a whole, check out our article on Resident Evil in order. Or check out our Resident Evil Jill, Resident Evil Claire, Resident Evil 2 Leon, Resident Evil Wesker, and Resident Evil Nemesis guides to learn more about different characters.

Anyway, at all Resident Evil Village characters about which you should know.

Resident Evil Village Characters - Ethan Winters looks at a castle in the distance

Ethan Winters

Ah, Ethan. It’s fair to say that the world of Resident Evil hasn’t been kind to you. Sure, you had a nice vacation three years after the events in Louisiana, but now you must go on a wild goose chase to rescue your daughter after your old friend Chris Redfield killed your wife and took Rose away. Sure, there’s more to it than that, but that’s basically what gets the Village events started. Before long, Ethan finds himself in the derelict village, where he comes face to face with all sorts of critters, including lycans.

Then of course you have Mother Miranda and her four gentlemen, who all have a piece of rose in a small bowl. If you want to know even more about the man of the hour, our Resident Evil Ethan guide has all the information you need.

Resident Evil Village Characters - Chris Redfield looks sad as Mia Winters yells at him

Chris Redfield

Chris Redfield is one of the most iconic characters in the survival horror genre, as he is one of the two playable protagonists in the original 1996 game. Of course Chris has grown as a person over the years, and that’s more evident than ever in Resident Evil Village, as he appears to shoot and kill Ethan’s wife, Mia, at the start of the game. Wow, greetings have really gone downhill, haven’t they? Or maybe just saying “hi” is really overrated.

Of course there’s more to it than meets the eye, but don’t worry Chris’ business in the village will become clear over time. If you want to learn even more about this legend, you can check out our Resident Evil Chris guide.

Resident Evil Village Characters - Mother Miranda holds baby Rose

Mother Miranda

Mother Miranda is the main antagonist in Resident Evil Village. She is behind Rose’s kidnapping and plans to use the child in her attempt to get back the person she cherishes most: her daughter. Okay, sure, I can sympathize with the loss of a child, but come on, Mother Miri, isn’t it a bit hypocritical to kidnap someone else’s child and then kill him as he fights to get her back? Talk about calling the pot calling the kettle black.

In all seriousness, she is essentially adored by everyone in the village, including the four lords. Well, except for Heisenberg, but more on him later. You owe everything you experience in the village to this woman. I strongly encourage you to give the village a bad review on Yelp – “murderous villagers, crazy cult leader, and it’s cold. Don’t recommend it.”

Resident Evil Village Characters - Lady Dimitrescu smiling ready to attack with her claws

Lady Dimitrescu

“I will find you and I will break you!” Real? You promise? Yes, that’s my sincere reaction when she rams you through the floor in Dimitrescu Castle. Lady Alcina Dimitresu is one of four lords and she lives in her family’s castle with her three adopted daughters, Bela, Cassandra and Daniela. All three also give off sexy vampire vibes until they turn into flies, I think you’d be picking those flies out of your fender for days.

Dimitrescu is the first gentleman Ethan encounters, and despite being trapped in a building with three beautiful girls and a seven-foot vampire mummy, he can’t wait to leave. Amateur. If you want to know even more about Lady Dimitrescu from Resident Evil, be sure to read our guide.

Resident Evil Village Characters - Donna Beneviento dead on the floor next to Angie

Donna Beneviento

Okay, so the Beneviento house holds the award for the most disturbing and terrifying experience in a survival horror game. This is not a place for the faint hearted, but when it comes to the four gentlemen, Donna is the least fearful. Too bad I can’t say the same about her doll Angie – that thing should be used as kindling that burns this godforsaken village to the ground. Honestly, Donna and Angie don’t have that much screen time, and while I want to feel sorry for her for losing her parents, I think therapy is a better solution than killing people.

Resident Evil Village characters - Moreau runs towards you

Salvatore Moreau

Phew, this guy definitely got the raw end of the deal when Miranda injected him with the cadou parasite, as his mutations are far worse than Lady D, Donna, and Heisenberg’s. He’s basically a mermaid man, but not the kind you see in the Little Mermaid. He looks more like a mix between Ursula and the hideous mermaids from Harry Potter. Nevertheless, he craves Miranda’s approval, and it’s rather sad to see the bloated fish splashing around screaming for acceptance.

Resident Evil Village Characters - Karl Heisenberg talks to Ethan with the gentlemen in the background

Charles Heisenberg

Heisenberg is the most powerful of the four lords, and coincidentally also despises Miranda for what she did to him. In fairness to him, he tries to offer Ethan a deal, though our protagonist should allow his daughter to be used as a weapon, but you know, small details. This member of the four lords also happens to command the lycans and has his own mechanical army ready to go. Keep an eye on this man. Well, assuming he doesn’t take it from you first.

Resident Evil Village Characters - The Duke in his carriage in the snow

The Duke

The Duke acts as a merchant in the game, allowing you to purchase weapon upgrades, craftables, and more. Little is known about him, but it is clear that he does business with everyone in the village, not just Ethan. Play from all sides, yes? Sounds like he should be a politician, if I’m being honest.

Resident Evil Village Characters - Mia is holding a baby Rose Winters

Other Resident Evil Village characters

  • Mia Winters
  • Angie
  • Call Dimitrescu
  • Cassandra Dimitrescu
  • Daniela Dimitrescu
  • Luiza
  • Ingrid
  • Rosemary Winters
  • Eveline

There you have it, all the Resident Evil Village characters you need to know. To discover what other titles are in the series, check out our list of the best Resident Evil games.

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