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Further notes

Ganados exhibit a number of behavioural and biological traits that differ from unparasitised humans.


As the Plaga parasites have taken control of the central nervous system, Ganado hosts can be controlled or influenced by them.[1][excerpt 1] The host retains their memories and intelligence, unlike Zombies, and can still communicate with other people perform actions beyond simple survival instinct.[2] Hosts are highly-aggressive towards those not parasitised,[3] but will still attack other hosts, mutant or otherwise, if necessary.

Outside of combat, Ganados are known to maintain a lifestyle comparable to unparasitised humans, with farmworkers continuing to look after their cattle and using pitchforks to turn hay. However, their attitudes to hygiene are noticeably different, and villagers were known to eat rotting meats and stews.

Abilities and mutations

As an effect of their parasitisation, Ganado bodies become more durable and powerful, and their pain threshold is increased. These enhancements allow hosts to easily lift other people, and withstand gunshots without response. If a Ganado receives too much damage, however, the Plaga may cause irreparable bodily damage by ripping open their neck to personally defend itself from attackers. Some Ganados are known to become stronger and more durable than others. Villagers with these enhanced abilities were known to arm themselves with heavy chainsaws as a more powerful weapon,[4] while the combatants on the island were able to carry gatling guns.[5]

Durability and abilities varies between ganado to ganado. For example, Ganados with bow guns, axes and sickles, usually have less health and rarely reveal a Plaga.[6]



  1. Excerpt from biohazard4 kaitaishinsho, p.090: "寄生体「プラーガ」に行動を支配された人間たち。 中枢神経と同化した寄生体によって理性を奪われており、 プラーガが持つ生存体能のままに人を襲う。 このような状態になっても人間としての知能は保ちつづけ、 互いに言葉を交わして意志の疎通を行なうことが可能。 戦闘においても。 さまざまな武器を手にし、 ワナを仕掛け、 相織的に行動して目標を追いこむ。"
  1. Hamamura (ed.), kaitaishinsho, p.090.
  2. CLUB96, "FILE 04: Ganado (Cultist)".
  3. Resident Evil Recollections, "Ganados".
  4. CLUB96, "FILE 15: Ganado (Chainsaw)".
  5. Excerpt from biohazard 4 kaitaishinsho revised edition, page 104: "電動式ガトリングガンを手にしたガナード。敵を見つけしだい、 大口径の銃烈を無差別にまき散らす。本来、 こうした銃器は重量があるのに加えて反動が強烈なため、 銃架に固定して使うものだが、 それを持ったままあつかえる筋力を寄生体によって獲得している。 また、 その身体はダメージに対する耐久性も高くなっており、 頭部へのライフル弾の直撃にも耐えきるほど。"
  6. Hamamura, Koichi, ed (2006) (in Japanese). biohazard4 kaitaishinsho revised edition. Famitsu. ISBN 978-4-7577-2638-3.