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Resident Evil 6: New plot details reveal the trailer's mystery bald guy is almost certainly someone you know

Oh Capcom, you big tease. First you give us a trailer for your brand new Resident Evil game, with a big focus on a new mystery bald man. You drop him right in amongst a line-up of the most important, iconic heroes in the series' history and make it clear that he is also very large of the deal.

Then you go quiet for a bit and let us going into a tumbling frenzy of theorisation/doing your marketing for you (delete as appropriate to your cynicism). Then you turn up again (today, as coincidence would have it) with a few new details. Details like a frank and open explanation of a bunch of the game's main characters and monsters.

You'll explicitly state that Leon is joined once again by Hunnigan, his handler from Resident Evil 4 (which possibly implies a welcome return to the long-range partnership - read: isolation - of his disastrous Spanish holiday). You'll explain that Leon's secret service friend (and new presidential bodyguard) Helena Harper is responsible for the outbreak that starts the game. You'll tell us that Chris Redfield is now in China, but nursing a personal trauma he suffered six months before the start of the game.

You'll tell us all about the faster, more aggressive new zombies, and the demonic-looking, intelligent, vicious Serbian J' avo monsters that appeared in six-months before the start of Resi 6 (tied into Chris' personal trauma? Probably). But when you get to the mystery bald guy, you get all mysterious again.

Sorry, did I say "Get all mysterious again"? I mean "Make such a big deal out of his secret identity that it's screamingly obvious that he's not a new character".

Says the press release:

"The mysterious third protagonist: We're still trying to track down his real identity, but we do know that this man is a mercenary currently engaged in a bloody conflict in Eastern Europe where reports confirm that B.O.W.s are increasingly being used. One day, he is told that he is the man to save the world. Whilst he doesn't fully understand the implications of this, he does immediately think how much money he can make from it."

Seriously, he couldn't be any more obviously a returning character is Capcom had giggled all the way through the statement and then run off flapping its arms around squealing "Heeeeeee! I teased a secret thing!" 

My money is on him being an unmasked Hunk. Having been essentially a hired gun for Umbrella, the mercenary bit fits. The description could even have a none-too subtle double-meaning referring to his appearances in the series' various Mercenaries side-games. Also, Hunk has a habit of surviving where other people die, which may be where his ability to save the world with his blood (as referenced in the trailer) comes in. Or, as we previously guessed, he could be Alex Wesker.

Your opinions please?

18 comments

  • michael-sean-fox - September 14, 2012 8:23 a.m.

    he appears to be the son of albert wesker
  • taterboob - February 16, 2012 2:22 a.m.

    Yarp, this guy's Hunk AND Alex Wesker.
  • jackthemenace - February 20, 2012 2:41 p.m.

    AND Hideo Kojima. All at once.
  • xarab4lyfex - February 15, 2012 9:28 p.m.

    What if it's really...Sheva in a Hunk outfit? I'm callin it here first folks.
  • Japanaman - February 15, 2012 2:30 p.m.

    It's either Hunk or some dude from Resident Evil Survivor or Outbreak that nobody remembers.... or that dude from Dead Aim.
  • JasonGotMilk - February 15, 2012 1 p.m.

    Billy from Resident Evil 0? They look similar. At the end of 0 he ran off and Rebecca declared him as dead so they can't find him. Maybe he picked up a new identity. As for Chris' "personal trauma he suffered six months before the start of the game" I have a feeling it has something to do with Claire, maybe she died or went missing?
  • phoenix_wings - February 15, 2012 12:51 p.m.

    Hey...I previously thought it was HUNK! Who I had also theorized was Alex Wesker. If we're right, we split the prize money, right? That's how this works.
  • TheDeathlyHallows - February 15, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    Some say it is Steve from Code Veronica :s I hope not lol
  • TheDeathlyHallows - February 15, 2012 12:27 p.m.

    Gosh I can't quite think who it could be, theres a number of guesses and since we've never seen Hunk unmasked it could be him but I'm not sure. It's not Leon lol whoever said that Leon is entirely different looking to this and so is Salazar. In a weird way he looks like a bit like Krauser but he died :s and he doesn't look as well built as Krauser.
  • ddlevi - February 15, 2012 1:09 p.m.

    How times did Wesker die?
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - February 15, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    what if alex wesker IS hunk
  • Unoriginal - February 15, 2012 11:32 a.m.

    It's Salazar from 4, no doubt in my mind.
  • EngieIndeed - February 15, 2012 10:05 a.m.

    I don't know about Hunk, he had this whole dark and brooding personality, and this guy is cocky as hell. Haven't see Billy Coen (from resi 0) in a while, though the merc didn't have Coen's tattoo on his right arm. Not entirely sure who otherwise
  • Darkwun - February 15, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    Yeah but then Chris had a skinny boy scout attitude and later became the Vin Vanne-sly Clintsenegger of the Resi world. Leon was the rookie useless cop who couldn't even dodge a bullet from an untrained scientist, to the poor-joke making bastard lovechild of Mcgyver and Jack Bauer. Who's to say what direction they'd take Hunk to gain new fans! They've already admitted new guy is a money spinner for the new younger crowd, personality is amoot point! Unfortunately, Jessie J and Capcom don't share a fiendly motto, it definitely is all about the... no, i won't lower myself to finish that line
  • Darkwun - February 15, 2012 2:55 p.m.

    amoof? oh dear lol
  • db1331 - February 15, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    Wait, wasn't it you who said he was Leon after you first saw the trailer? You can't just keep saying he's every person in the RE universe until you inevitably hit it right. THIS IS NOT HOW PREDICTIONS WORK! If you want to play that game, I think he's Sheva from RE 5, after she had a sex change, skin-whitening, and got cut on the cheek. Prove me wrong.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - February 15, 2012 10:01 a.m.

    It was. But I've changed my mind. I'm definitely, definitely not going to change my mind on Hunk though. Unless something proves me wrong. Then I will.
  • Darkwun - February 15, 2012 9:20 a.m.

    Hunk was my first guess but the fans overwhelmingly think Alex Wesker... but does seem like a returning character afte this!

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