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Miguel was an Umbrella Security Service operator who took part in Operation: NESTWRECKER, a mission to raid Umbrella's NEST facility and retrieve Golgotha from the renegade Dr. William Birkin on 23 September 1998. Derek was attacked by the mutated Dr. Birkin in the fighting in the sewers but survived for some time, with a head wound being bandaged. As HUNK was the only member of 1st Squad to survive the mission, Miguel is believed dead.
Miguel was a planned unlockable character in the Resident Evil Outbreak series of games. He is made available with the use of the cheating devices such as Action Replay or GameShark and has proper stats which indicate that he would have been unlocked by meeting certain requirements in the scrapped scenario he was set to appear in. He is a Kevin-type character and starts with 20 Handgun Rounds in his inventory.
Miguel possesses the following stats:
- Running speed similar to that of Kevin
- Average vitality (between 2000 and 2500)
- An attack power slightly stronger than that of Kevin
- infection rate of 1.19% per minute
Another model for Miguel exists in Hex slot 07 just following Miguel in hex slot 06. However, the textures on this model seem to be corrupted and result in a very messy character. Judging by the look of the model however, it seems that the armor is badly damaged, as if Miguel was stabbed with a large claw (Like the USS member in the outbreak opening).