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The Crimson Head Prototype 1 (クリムゾンヘッド・プロト1 kurimuzon-heddo puroto-ichi?) was a Crimson Head zombie that was sealed in a coffin beneath the Spencer Mansion's cemetery.[1]


What Prototype 1's name once was is a mystery. However, it is known he was an Umbrella USA employee, who was exposed to the ε strain during a lab accident in May 1998. As little research had been undertaken on human exposure to the strain, he was kept for further study. Soon, he was found to be too dangerous after four workers were killed when an attempt to feed it went wrong. Dr. John Clemens, the lab's chief, ordered Prototype 1 be placed in storage. He was placed inside a coffin in the Spencer Mansion's cemetery and became part of the facility's convoluted anti-intruder defenses, wherein to gain unauthorized access to the courtyard an intruder was to free him. Prototype 1 was finally freed on the night of 24 July 1998, by either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, who succeeded in killing him.[2][3]



Prototype 1 has an HP value of 2300–5600.[3] This is in comparison to Chris' and Jill's 1400 and 960, respectively.


Below is the Prototype 1's attack stats.[4]

Attack Damage Description
Bite (かみつき) 200+a second value randomly assigned to the character.

(280, 350, 420, 490, or 560 if Chris. 212, 255, 297, or 340 if Jill)

Same stats used for Zombies.
Beat 1 (なぐり) 200
Beat 2 (なぐり) 200 Alternate animation when Prototype 1 is not facing the player.


Weapon Damage Number of ammunition/uses
Survival Knife (Chris's) 140 (head: 340) 7-33
Survival Knife (Jill's) 84 (head: 204) 12-55
Handgun 200 (Critical hit: 200) 12-23
Samurai Edge 200 (Critical hit: 200) 12-23
Shotgun Close-range:1000


Assault Shotgun Close-range:1300


Grenade Launcher (Grenade) Direct hit: 1100

Blast: 1100

Grenade Launcher (Acid) Direct hit: 1100

Blast: 1100

Grenade Launcher (Explosive) Direct hit: 1100

Blast: 1100

Magnum Revolver N/A N/A
Self Defense Gun N/A N/A
Barry's 44 Magnum N/A N/A
Flamethrower N/A N/A
Infinite Rocket Launcher Direct hit: 9999

Blast: 1100

Dagger HP reduced by 50% + 1. 2
Flash Grenade 9999 1
Stun Gun HP reduced by 70 or 90% 2

The most efficient weapons the player would normally poses at this point in the game are the Shotgun for Chris and the Assault Shotgun for Jill. However, this efficiency only exists if the player is directly next to Prototype 1, which is capable of swerving and attacking the player if they attempt to go behind. Chris can instead use the Flash Grenade if Prototype 1 attempts to bite him.




  1. Resident Evil (2002), file: "V-ACT".
  2. Resident Evil Archives, p.147.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hamamura (ed.), Kaitai Shinsho, p.078.
  4. Hamamura (ed.), Kaitai Shinsho, p.079.