Over the many different sights and sounds in the Resident Evil franchise, there's always been something to illicit the worst fears in some players. Zombies lumbering after you, dogs bursting through windows and not to mention all kinds of flying nuisance to freak you out.
Yet whilst many are terrifying and scary, there's a contingent that are just downright hated. Loathed, even.
It's not necessarily the biggest and baddest, either. It can be the smallest of slithery nuisances that bring out the vitriol, the sheer rage at being caught by one. There's a few in here that have carried that hatred over several games as a legacy, whilst there are others that just had that one appearance to cement that reputation.
Stretchy armed mutants, mutated versions of basic enemies, hard-to-kill mutants, even gross drain monsters that do unspeakable things to you.
The criteria is broad, too. It's not solely that they're indestructible, or that there are hoards upon hoards of them. Of course, that is the case with a couple.
It's just that they're so damned obnoxious that they deserve every ounce of ire they've brought upon themselves. So let's have a look at ten of the most downright annoying and hated enemies that Resident Evil has thrust upon us.
10. Snakes (Resident Evil)
Surprisingly, this one isn't about Yawn. Whilst the massive home invader is pretty annoying, and downright terrifying to some, his presence isn't enough to inspire hatred.
No, that mantle goes to the slippery little sh*ts hiding in trees on the way to and from the guardhouse.
Even for a game with fixed camera angles, these unseen gits will drop right in front of you, causing you to zig zag your way through a swath of them and avoid getting bitten.
Admittedly, it's not so bad on your way to the guardhouse, as there's a stash of infinite blue herb planted outside it. When you're on your way back though, jinking past the majority of them just to have ONE of them nip you... well, that's you poisoned.
You could argue that common sense would dictate to bring a solution with another blue herb in it. But then, how many people are going to immediately remember the snake gauntlet after what's just happened with sharks and Plant 42?
Having to backtrack because one bit you on the ankle is just such a pain in the... well, ankle.