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"What're ya buyin'?"
— One of the lines spoken by the Merchant upon being interacted with.[1]

The Weapons Merchant (武器 (ぶき)商人 (しょうにん) buki shōnin?) is a mysterious character and trader that appears in Resident Evil 4 and the Resident Evil 4 remake as a means for the player to upgrade, sell, and purchase weapons.


While the Merchant primarily functions as a shop for players, he still "acts" as a character.

He is a weapons peddler who dresses in a long, black coat. A pale blue flame marks the locations of his shops, and he appears capable of traveling great distances in the blink of an eye. He carries a wide selection of weapons inside his huge backpack and coat. It is obvious from his appearance in the original Resident Evil 4 that he is a Ganado, but he doesn't seem to regard outsiders as a threat, and will deal with anyone as long as the price is right. No one knows how he gets his weapons, but his selection is enough to impress even Leon. He's very good at his trade, flattering the buyer with phrases like "The choice of an avid gun collector!" and "You'll need guts to buy that weapon!"[2]

The Merchant reveals himself to Leon Kennedy after he wakes up in the house in the Valley by beckoning him from outside a window.[3] When Leon goes around the outside of the building, the Merchant shows off his merchandise.[4] He is also encountered by Ada Wong on various occasions. Ada later runs into him inside the Cave, before he properly sets up his shop (which includes lighting a torch that emits blue fire). Leon crosses him in this same area when he is ready, and he greets Leon.[5] He was last seen before Leon fights Saddler.


  1. Resident Evil 4 (2005)
  2. Resident Evil 4 Digital Archives. 
  3. Resident Evil 4 (2005), scene: "Chapter 1-2 scene 1".
  4. Resident Evil 4 (2005), scene: "Chapter 1-2 scene 2".
  5. Resident Evil 4 (2005), scene: "Chapter 1-3 scene 2".