10 Hugely Loveable Gaming Bosses We Didn't Want To Kill
10. Albert Wesker - Resident Evil 5
Albert Wesker is the long-standing antagonist of the Resident Evil franchise, introduced in the first game as the Captain of the S.T.A.R.S. unit, later revealed to be a double agent working for the Umbrella Corporation. Near the end of the game, it appears that Wesker is killed by the Tyrant, but it is later revealed that he survived by injecting himself with an experimental T-virus, which gave him superhuman speed, strength and healing properties. Wesker returns in Code: Veronica, though Chris and Claire manage to escape before he can kill them. Wesker re-appears once again in Resident Evil 5 as the primary villain, plotting to release the Uroboros virus and infect the entire world. The end of the game sees Chris and Sheva taking on a mutated Wesker inside a volcano, and at the end of the fight, Wesker ends up falling into the lava. However, Wesker fires his tentacles at their escape helicopter in desperation, and so Chris and Sheva fire two rockets directly at Wesker's head, finally killing him, apparently once and for all. Wesker's death was hugely divisive among fans, largely because he's viewed as an institution of the series, in much the same way that, say, Ganondorf is in Zelda, or Bowser is in Mario. Despite his villainy, his amusingly hammy dialogue and voice acting, alongside his bada** look, has made him a perennially popular staple of Resident Evil, and his absence was certainly conspicuous in the controversial Resident Evil 6. There's still hope that he might return one day, though...
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