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Resident Evil 4 features a number of special animations which can be performed in certain situations with the pushing of certain buttons. Some animations revolve around martial arts, while others may be as simple as kicking a door open or jumping through a window.

Main game actions

Leon

Name Animation Description
Kick (蹴る?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Kick (Upper).png
Kick (蹴る?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Kick (Lower).png
Belly-to-Belly (ベリィ・トゥ・ベリィ Beri tu beri?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Belly-to-Belly.png Leon grabs a Ganado enemy and lifts their body over his. This results in Leon falling backwards to the floor and the Ganado suffering a head injury.
開ける(設置物)
Catch (受け止める uketomeru?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Catch.png
Shoot (撃つ utsu?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Shoot.png
押す(設置物)
Press (押す Osu?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Press (Bell).png
Swim (泳ぐ oyogu?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Swim.png
開ける(扉①)
開ける(扉②)
降りる
下りる
かがむ(回避)
​​​​​かがむ(隠れる)
加速
肩車する
切る(ロープ)
切る(寄生体)
くぐらせる
隠れる
Turn (回す?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Turn.png
Look (見る?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Look.png
Struggle (もがく?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Struggle.png
Avoid (避ける?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Avoid.png
Climb (よじ登る?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Climb (Scaffold).png
Climb (よじ登る?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Climb (Enemy).png
? Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon ?.png

Ashley

Mercenaries actions

Leon

Leon

Name Animation Description
Kick (蹴る?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Kick (Upper).png
Kick (蹴る?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Kick (Lower).png
Belly-to-Belly (ベリィ・トゥ・ベリィ Beri tu beri?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Leon Belly-to-Belly.png Leon grabs a Ganado enemy and lifts their body over his. This results in Leon falling backwards to the floor and the Ganado suffering a head injury.

Ada

Name Animation Description
Senpūashi (旋風脚 senpūashi?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Ada Senpūashi.png Martial arts move literally meaning "whirlwind foot". The Senpūashi has Ada spin her body 180 degrees while delivering a high-kick.
Back kick (バックキック bakkukikku?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Ada Back Kick.png Ada spins her body at a 180 degree angle and deliver a near-90 degree kick.

Krauser

Name Animation Description
Kick (蹴る keru?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Krauser Kick.png Krauser delivers two high kicks, his left foot following his right.
Stinger (毒針 dokushin?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Krauser Stinger.png Krauser forces a Ganado to kneel down, allowing him to stomp on one of its knees.
Left arm stab (左腕突き Hidariude tsuki?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Krauser Left Arm Stab.png If his arm is mutated by the Plaga, Krauser lunges his arm forward like a spear.

HUNK

Name Animation Description
Execution (処刑 shokei?) Kaitaishinsho arts - HUNK Execution.png The Execution attack has HUNK get behind a Ganado and break its neck.
Kick (蹴る keru?) Kaitaishinsho arts - HUNK Kick.png HUNK's kick has him pull back his right arm to give it more distance to speed up on its way to the target.

Wesker

Name Animation Description
Palm strike (掌打 shōtei?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Wesker Palm Strike.png
Nerichagi (ネリチャギ nerichagi?) Kaitaishinsho arts - Wesker Nerichagi.png Martial arts term meaning "ax kick".

Other moves

Climb (enemy)
Climb (enemy) (よじ登る(敵)) is a special move performed by Leon when in combat with El Gigante. In this animation, Jumps onto the creature's back and begins slashing at the Plaga parasite. The number of button mashes determines how many slashes are performed before the creature gets back up.
Throw (lantern)
Throw (lantern) (投げる(ランタン)) is only performed by Ashley in Chapter 4. In this animation, she picks up a lantern, turns as far as 180 degrees and throws it at nearby Cultists.

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