Gelzer was a prototype character scrapped from the original Resident Evil. Early in the story development, the cast were to be cyborgs. When Kenichi Iwao was brought in to write the script, this futuristic aspect was dropped and Gelzer made redundant in the script,[2] ultimately being removed completely from the game's code by August 1995.


Gelzer was planned to be the S.T.A.R.S. unit's heavy weapons specialist, relating to his gorilla-like physique. He was a hardened war veteran and is said to have lost his right eye in combat, later replacing it with an ocular implant with an infra-red scope.[1]

At one point in the game, Gelzer was to hold up the mansion's ceiling trap to save the protagonist, who would then search for a button to deactivate it.[3][excerpt 1] In the finished game, Barry would instead break the door down to rescue Jill.




  1. Excerpt from BIO HAZARD The True Story Behind BIO HAZARD, p.153:
    "完成品に登場する主要メンバーはクリス、 ジル、 バリー、 レベッカ、 ウェスカーの5人だったが、 制作途中で消えたキャラクターが実は2人いる。一人は、 ゴリラのような体格をした白人で、 いかにも歴戦の雄といった感じの男。 かつての戦いで右目を失い、 そこには赤外線スコープ付きの義眼がはめ込まれている。力が常人より桁外れに強く、 重いものでも動かすことができたり、 重火器を使いこなせたりと、 頼もしい助っ人キャラクター。(当初、 吊り天井のイベントは、 この男のためにあった。この男が落ちてくる天を両手を挙げて支えている間に、 プレイヤーが吊り天井を止めるスイッチを探し2人で協力して危機を脱出するイベントだった)"
  1. 1.0 1.1 Resident Evil: The Official Comic Magazine, Issue #1, An Interview With Shinji Mikami
  2. Interview: Kenichi Iwao, Scenario Writer/Planner/Director for Capcom, Square-Enix, DeNA, and Oriflamme - <time>January 29, 2016</time> • by Heidi Kemps.
  3. True Story, pp.153-154.
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