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"HUNK" (ハンク Hanku?) is the code-name of an Umbrella Security Service operator, who was the leader of the ill-fated Alpha Team in the employment of Umbrella. Cold, silent, and devoid of emotion, he is ruthless. He and the U.B.C.S. Sergeant, Nikolai Zinoviev, were considered to be "rivals".[2][3]


Early history[]

"This is war. Survival is your responsibility..."


Almost nothing is known about HUNK's history, even his real name. The earliest piece of information relating to him was that he received training at the Military Training Center on Rockfort Island in 1996.[6][7][excerpt 1][excerpt 2] In only two years, HUNK proceeded to carry out a large number of successful operations, many of which he was the only survivor, earning him the nickname "Grim Reaper".[8]

Raccoon City Incident[]

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HUNK and his team during the G-Virus recovery mission

In mid-September 1998, HUNK operated as commander of Alpha Team tasked with breaking into Umbrella's NEST and stealing the G-Virus from Dr. William Birkin as part of Operation: NESTWRECKER. Having cornered Dr. Birkin in his laboratory, HUNK initially ordered Birkin to accompany them along with the virus samples, but Birkin - zealous in his work - refused to allow anyone to meddle with his life's work. Enraged, Birkin pulled out a handgun, leading U.S.S. member J. Martinez to shoot William with his Submachine Gun.

With Birkin presumed dead, HUNK collected the case and left the lab with samples of the G-virus, as well as the t-Virus. With their main objective complete, the team headed through the tram into the sewer to reach their extraction point. While en route, they were confronted by the doctor once again, who had injected himself with a sample of the G-virus shortly after being shot. Birkin, now a horrifically mutated monstrosity named "G", pursued Alpha Team and exacted revenge for the theft, during which, the case was spilled. "G" then proceeded to consume the G-virus samples and crush the t-Virus samples underfoot, infecting scavenging sewer rats, poisoning the local sewer water, and eventually contaminating the city's water supply.

HUNK prepares to leave Raccoon City RE2 remake

HUNK prepares to leave Raccoon City.

HUNK and Miguel were the only survivors of Birkin's attack, the latter of which died sometime soon after. Unmoved by his comrades' demise, HUNK focused his efforts only on returning a surviving virus sample to his superiors. About a week after Alpha Team's confrontation with William, U.S.S. helicopter pilot NIGHTHAWK contacted HUNK and arranged to meet him at the Raccoon City Police Station's front gate. HUNK, having faced several delays, including a total barricade of the front door, a run-in with a T-00 Tyrant, and various types of the city's infected, encouraged NIGHTHAWK to leave without him - notably one of the only times he's shown selfless behavior in-lore. After making alternate arrangements while hot on the heels of Umbrella's cleanup efforts, and despite the pilot's supposed decision to leave, HUNK successfully escaped the city at the police station's front gate, where he was surprised to see that NIGHTHAWK waited for him. HUNK angrily asked why NIGHTHAWK came back for him to which the latter sarcastically replied he "wanted to meet the Grim Reaper".

Afterwards, HUNK was tasked with delivering the virus to Christine Henry in Loire Village.[9]

Rockfort Island Incident and the End of Umbrella[]

HUNK was assigned on a mission to deliver a special container from Umbrella's transport terminal in the Antarctic to Rockfort Island. The mission was controversial in that Alfred Ashford, the island base's commander, refused to detail exactly what was inside the crate. This, to HUNK, posed a clear safety and security hazard as his unit would have been unprepared to handle what potentially was inside.[10]

Following the 2003 fall of Umbrella, he became a legendary mercenary and created the C.Q.B.Z. (Close Quarters Quarantined Battle Zone) as well as equipment and custom weapons formulated for it, including the Zombie Beil, Zombie Eisen, Zombie Jammer and the Bite Guard.



  1. Excerpt from BIOHAZARD CODE: Veronica KANZENBAN KAITAISHINSHO, page 220
    1996: Nochi no anburera tokushu-bu taiin Hanku, rokkufōto shima no kunrensho nite gunji kunren o ukeru. (1996: のちのアンブレラ特殊部隊員ハンク、 ロックフォート島の訓練所にて軍事訓練を受ける。?).
  2. Excerpt from BIOHAZARD CODE: Veronica KANZENBAN KAITAISHINSHO, page 217
    Settei ni yoru to, Hanku ga kotō de kunren o uketa no wa 1996-nen. Tsumari, tatta 2-nen de” shinigami” to yoba reru made ni seichō o togeta koto ni naru. (設定によると、ハンクが孤島で訓練を受けたのは1996年。つまり、たった2年で”死神”と呼ばれるまでに成長をとげたことになる。?)
  1. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, The Fourth Survivor.
  2. (in Japanese) biohazard 0 KAITAISHINSHO. Enterbrain. p. 237. .
  3. biohazard archives (2nd ed.), p.305.
  4. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Fourth Survivor.
  5. Resident Evil 2 (2019), The 4th Survivor (RE2 remake); Unlike in The Umbrella Chronicles, HUNK is speaking to NIGHTHAWK instead.
  6. Capcom. Resident Evil 5. (Capcom). File: History of RESIDENT EVIL..
  8. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Hunk's Epilogue (file).
  9. Resident Evil 2 (Nintendo 64 version), Op Instructions (file).
  10. Resident Evil CODE:Veronica, HUNK's Report.