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Type 4 Plaga (tentative) is a genus of Plaga parasite that arose in the early 21st century from genetic engineering. Two species are known to exist: the Dominant Species and the Subordinate Species.[1]


Between 2005 and 2008, Tricell Inc., Africa made significant strides in genetically engineering Plaga species for use in bioterrorism, resulting in the Type 2 and Type 3. With their collapse in 2009, the market's interest in Plaga-based bioweaponry remained, and an unknown third-party developer continued the research. The newly developed genus made it to the market by 2010, with its first known use in combat being in the Eastern Slav Civil War, where Plagas were used both by Eastern Slav military and the Cossack rebels. The military kept Plagas preserved in a hive-like cultivation lab beneath the Presidential Palace in Holigrad, which was ultimately destroyed in a rebel attack.


Las Plagas: Organisms of War is a report filed by two researchers who described the effects and information on this plaga variant.

  • This plaga variant, included new effects such as the infected hosts talking in English very rarely, almost only when trying to direct/instruct other Ganado, also making moaning sounds and walking more like a Zombie after the plaga hatches and enters adulthood.
  • Infected hosts have the ability to reproduce plaga out of their mouths and infect other un-infected people/hosts, similar to the Plaga Type 2 used in Kijuju Autonomous Zone Incident.
  • Once infected with the plaga, the host's eyes will bleed and turn red, much similar to the Plaga Type 2. The host's face will also turn pale and show protruding veins as a result.
  • Dominant Species Plaga-variant has the ability to control masses of Licker β.

Further Notes[]

  • Ada Wong dismissed this Plaga type as a defective product, arguably due to zombie-like behavior hosts of this variant's subordinate-strain displayed and its dominant species variant's gradual regression into subordinate-strain as shown in case of Ivan Judanovich and Alexander Kozachenko. The aforementioned flaws however were apparently intentional by Svetlana Belikova's part for being a secret plan to destroy the rebels' leadership.



  1. Resident Evil: Damnation (2012).