The main character of Resident Evil Village is Ethan Winters, but perhaps he is not the real star of the game. This position belongs to Lady Dimitrescu, the villain who serves as the game’s final boss.
Resident Evil Village launched last May on many systems including PC and console is an attractive game. This female villain should have ruled her castle and occasionally gave players heart-stopping chases in the corridors with her three ghostly daughters, but that’s not the case. This nearly 2.9m tall lady becomes the object of gamers… simp (temporarily tired and submissive), and they spend countless hours drawing, making memes, making mods and more for you.
Below, Sforum will share with you how Capcom created this terrifying villain.
From idea to reality
Initially, Capcom wanted the villain in its new Resident Evil game to be a little different. While female villains aren’t new to the series (e.g. Excella Gionne from Resident Evil 5), they wanted a female character that would live up to the femme fatale image in the movies.
So Capcom picked up the idea that Lady Dimitrescu was a charming vampire lady. But they don’t want to follow the vampires that are often seen in movies or comic books, said Tomonori Takano, Resident Evil Village’s art director.
Sketches of this character were created and Capcom eventually chose a pretty satisfactory image. This is a character based on Elizabeth Bathory, a 16th century Hungarian aristocrat. They also blend Japanese urban legends, the little Morticia Addams (The Addams Family movie) and the story of Hachishaku sama into the picture. this statue.
What is special is that among the various sketches, the first one shows Lady Dimitrescu crouching to step through the door frame. Mr. Takano said that when I drew that scene, I knew it had to be in the game. This scene really made a strong impression on gamers around the world and contributed to Lady Dimitrescu’s reputation when the game just released the first trailer.
Lady Dimitrescu makes one… lustful
Considered a combination of many different gender preferences, Lady Dimitrescu makes many gamers feel captivated even though she is a scary vampire. For many men, the idea of being physically dominated by a woman is novel and exciting – which would help explain why there are so many memes and jokes about being stepped on, chased, or chased by Lady Dimitrescu. crushed, no different from the rise of the “simp” community today.
But Lady Dimitrescu is actually very “sniffing”, different from other bad guys like Mr.X or Wesker in the Resident Evil series. Do you remember one of the first scenes she appeared when she was sitting in front of the makeup mirror? Mr. Takano said they didn’t want her to be too monstrous like Lisa Trevor or a beautiful woman mutated into a monster like Alexia Ashford. Lady Dimitrescu is in between these two extremes.
Takano said this is a new direction for Capcom, which began with Resident Evil 7. According to this art director, Capcom has spent time analyzing the characters in the Resident Evil series to see if they are really worth it. Fear has become so common that it loses its effectiveness in scaring players. Mr. Jun Takeuchi, producer of many games in the series also agreed that if we want to scare people, we need to think beyond the mold of the old zombies and ordinary people.
So we have the pale white female vampire with bright yellow eyes that we see now. She is shown as an invincible foe with sharp claws that can extend naturally from the tips of her fingers, and is programmed to follow Ethan Winters in every nook and cranny of the castle, making her gamers always have to hide and plant in our heads the idea that she is extremely powerful.
Surprise acclaim for Lady Dimitrescu
Despite spending a lot of time designing a new villain, the acclaim that gamers give her is something Capcom absolutely did not expect. The game’s producer Tsuyoshi Kanda said that despite always trying to create characters that leave a lasting impression on players, no one on the development team expected the reaction Lady Dimitrescu would create when she officially launched the game. appear. “It’s great to see people reacting so positively to a character we created,” he said.
In addition to the various mods in Resident Evil, Lady Dimitrescu has also inspired mods in many different games, such as a mod that brought her ivory dress into Fallout 4. Back in March, Epic Games also quickly put Lady Dimitrescu along with other characters in the series like Jill Valentine and Ethan Winters on the list of surveys to see if gamers would like to see them appear in the game or not.
With the sudden popularity of the final boss Resident Evil Village, Capcom’s game team must have a headache when thinking about the new villain image for the next Resident Evil title. That character will definitely be compared to Lady Dimitrescu, and if he/she/it loses it will be a significant disappointment to world gamers.