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Tofu

the Secret Tofu

Tofu is a secret character from Resident Evil 2 who can also be used in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis with a game enhancer.

Initially conceived and created by Capcom to test the game's collision detection,[1] Tofu was given his own minigame, "The Tofu Survivor", as a parody of HUNK's. Tofu goes through exactly the same environment that HUNK does, complete with HUNK's voice. Tofu is armed only with a knife and a few herbs, but he can also take more damage than the human characters and does not limp when injured.

Whenever he is attacked, he swears in the Kansai Japanese dialect, and when he is killed, he mutters "farewell" in Japanese. Ironically, things don't end up very well for Tofu, for HUNK is shown eating the poor guy aboard the chopper in the ending FMV.

To unlock the Tofu scenario, you must beat all 6 scenarios with an A ranking
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Tofu fights to survive!

Tofu appears briefly in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles "secret mode". It replaces zombies with Tofu as you fight from the R.P.D.'s courtyard to the crashed truck appearing at the beginning of Resident Evil 2. You play as Claire Redfield armed only with a pistol.

Further Notes

  • Tofu was supposed to be in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 but did not make the cut.
  • Tofu starts off as white (Fine) but slowly turns to a dark red (Danger) color as Tofu takes damage. And if poisoned, Tofu will turn pink.
  • Zombies and Zombie Dogs are seen chasing down TOFU 'zombies' during the Tofu mode in Darkside Chronicles.
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Gallery

Sources

  1. EGM issue 234, p. 63
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