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Prime universe (Capcom's primary storyline)
Hunters were a clone species genetically-engineered by an unknown organization as bio-weapons to be sold to terrorists. They are similar in appearance to Umbrella's series of Bio Organic Weapons of the same name.
During the disaster known as "Terragrigia Panic," Il Veltro released a large quantity of Hunter B.O.W.s into the floating city Terragrigia, in the Mediterranean Sea, successfully completing their goal to unleash terror among the European Union and destroy the city whose construction the terrorists were opposed to.
These creatures closely resemble the "α" and "II" models but are noticeably larger and slower. However, they are still annoyingly fast and hop around sideways to dodge incoming fire.[excerpt 1]
↑Excerpt from BIOHAZARD REVELATIONS NAVIGATION & ART, p. 16: 全身が鱗のような皮膚で覆われた、長く鋭い爪を持つ戦闘型B.O.W.。人間の受精卵をベースに、爬虫類などのDNAをt-ウイルスのカで掛け合わせることで誕生した。外見は人間と爬虫類の中間のようにも見え、ひと際不気味さを漂わせている。驚異的な敏捷性と跳躍カを有し、攻撃対象を確実に追い詰めて仕留めるその姿はハンターという名に相応しい。量産化にも成功しており、さまざまなバリエーションタイプが開発されている。