The Resident Evil 2 remake is out now, and players around the world, new and old, are finding out just how scary the Lickers actually are. But the most terrifying adversary you face in the game is undoubtedly the Resident Evil 2 remake Tyrant, otherwise known as the colossal Mr. X. This creepy silent giant continually stalks you throughout the game, but who is he? Where did he come from? And can he be stopped?
Who is Mr. X, the Resident Evil 2 remake Tyrant?
The dark giant, wearing an overcoat and hat, will continually go after both Leon and Claire in Resident Evil 2 remake. He never says a word, even when you’re shooting him in the face. As the game clearly states, this monster is a Tyrant, a biologically engineered super-soldier created by the Umbrella Corporation. Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine encounter one as the final boss in the original Resident Evil game, but this disguised version, nicknamed “Mr. X,” is unique to Resident Evil 2.
Mr. X is also identified as T-00, and was air-dropped into the Raccoon City police station with two goals: locate the sample of the G-Virus, and eliminate any survivors. The Umbrella Corporation sent the creature there, where it encountered Leon and Claire. This backstory was properly revealed in Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, the light-gun game for the Nintendo Wii. All you need to know is: if you encounter the Tyrant, either shoot it in the head so you can temporarily down it, or run. You cannot defeat it permanently until the end of the game.
When do you first encounter Mr. X?
On a first playthrough the Tyrant is initially encountered in the jail cells below the police station, where it kills the journalist being held prisoner there. The first proper encounter with Mr. X, however, takes place after you’ve put out the fire on the crashed helicopter. You’ll approach it and the Tyrant will casually lift the wreckage out of the way, then attack. You can attempt to dodge out of the way and run from it, but it’ll stalk you all over the police station no matter what. Good luck.