Ah, the humble mind-controlling parasite. Who doesn’t love a cheeky cerebral cortex-altering slug? In Resi 4, Spanish cult Los Illuminados want to use its T-virus Las Plagas to brainwash the President’s daughter, Ashley Graham. Once Leon’s useless companion character has been successfully brain-jacked and is safely tucked up in her bed at the White House, the group will have direct access to the prez’s delicious brain. Cue a hypnotised Leader of the Free World who will carry out their evil bidding just as soon as he has a bug nestled in his noggin.
Instead of encouraging Leon to come and rescue Ms. Graham, thereby ruining their entire scheme, couldn’t they have just knocked the lass out, covertly slipped a slug in her head and bought her a train ticket back to Washington? Hell, why not even round up those thousands of near indestructible acolytes, giant trolls and chainsaw-loving doctors they have and take the West Wing by force? We’re backing a giant salamander over a battalion of Navy Seals anytime. But no, letting the world’s deadliest zombie-basher get involved in your needlessly complicated kidnapping is definitely a safer bet.