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El Gigante (/ˈel xiˈɣãn̪t̪e) (lt. "The Giant" in Spanish) is the name of a group of human-based Bio Organic Weapons produced by Los Iluminados. They stand four times taller than the average human and have increased strength and durability. However, their intelligence and thus their controllability was greatly reduced, resulting in their minimal production.[1][3][excerpt 1]


El Gigante were first produced from human test subjects during Los Iluminados experiments on the mutational effects of the Plagas on their hosts.[4] Though they proved to be exceptional as bio-weapons, they became difficult to control and were a danger to Ganados. Consequently, Los Iluminados produced only a small number of El Gigante,[1][3] spreading them around the region. Two were sent to the Salazar Castle, where they guarded the underground. Another two were sent to the village and stored within the coal mines the Ganados no longer had use for. These Gigante were released from their containment in 2004 when U.S. agent Leon S. Kennedy proved too strong for the Ganados.[5][6] Ada Wong encountered one of these village El Gigante.[7]



  1. Excerpt from Kaitaishinsho, p.132: "寄生体の応用実験によって生まれた巨人。 プラーガを寄生させた人間に遺伝子操作を行ない巨大化させたもので、 体長は常人の4倍ほどもある。 その巨体は警異的なパワーを持つだけでなく耐久性にもすぐれ、 通常の銃弾など意にも介さない。 しかし、 デルラゴと同様、 制御が難しいという欠陥を改善できなかったため、 ごく少数が生み出されるにとどまった。"
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 CLUB96 digital archive, FILE 03: El Gigante
  2. Resident Evil Archives II
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hamamura (ed.), kaitaishinsho, p.132.
  4. Resident Evil 4 (2005), file: "Luis' Memo 3"
  5. Resident Evil 4 (2005), file: "Anonymous Letter"
  6. Resident Evil 4 (2005), file: "Two Routes".
  7. Resident Evil 4 (2005), level: "Chapter 2: Rescue Luis Sera".