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Resident Evil 4 not only revolutionized the RE series - it changed perceptions of what a survival-horror game could be. But like all the other games in this article, even it had moments when mind-blowing terror gave way to abject stupidity. And nothing was more stupid than sawed-off little villain Ramon Salazar, the arrogant castellan who went so far as to make a giant statue carved in his own image:
Above: Right, like we didn’t see this coming six miles away
It was obvious just from looking at this thing that it was eventually going to chase us, so when it finally broke free from its moorings and lumbered in our direction, we couldn't keep from laughing. It was a little creepy, maybe, but in the middle of a game filled with mutant insects, giant parasites and berserker chainsaw murderers, it wasn't exactly scary.
Above: Remember, kids – Pyramid Head hates you
When you confront him for the last time, you'll have that knife in your possession, and you'll be ready to shove it up his undead ass for all the times he popped up and tried to murder you. And you’ll apparently have two chances to do it, because he’ll double-team you with a spear-toting clone of himself. Sadly, your revenge ends up kind of empty; while you can deal some damage, the killing blow doesn’t come until the Pyramid Heads get bored and kill themselves in unison. That's kind of terrifying, we guess. In a completely non-terrifying way.
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