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"No one can oppose me now...!"
— Goldman, after releasing the Tyrant virus on the citizens of Sheena Island.
Vincent Goldman was the commander of the Umbrella facilities on Sheena Island (which is located somewhere in Europe). He was a young, coldhearted elite of the Umbrella Corporation, who would do anything to extend his authority.
Working with Umbrella, Goldman had his colleagues murdered to aid his own promotion through management. His mother was aware of his dark deeds and pleaded with him to leave Umbrella and come home.
Goldman was assigned as commander of Sheena Island sometime before August 1998, in response to the sudden and unexpected death of his predecessor.[excerpt 1] His most important responsibility was the management of a secret "Tyrant Plant" on the island, where various kidnapped adolescents were taken to and killed in order to extract "β Hetero Nonserotonin" hormones needed for the Hypnos-T Type development.
After his handling of an attempted prison break-out by the surviving teenagers by personally executing each failed escapee in cold blood, the local population began to turn on him. At one point wire-tapping was used to find incriminating evidence necessary to have Umbrella remove him. His brutal operations would reach critical levels in late November, when a boy called Lott Klein informed him of a spy impersonating him. To rid the island of his problems, he intentionally released the t-Virus into the populace, along with a number of T-103s. His plan was to escape when Under Taker units arrived to destroy evidence of the outbreak, including murdering survivors. Once he had escaped, he would reap the profit by claiming it was an accident.
During the outbreak, he somewhat tracked down Ark Thompson inside the Umbrella's main office on the island and asked him if he was the spy that Lott talked about early. Ark pushed him and managed to escape to a helicopter on the building terrace. Vincent recklessly grabbed on the helicopter and shot it, making it explode in mid-air.
Both Vincent and Ark survived, but Vincent fell unconscious for several minutes. When Ark saw the fallen Vincent, he left him behind, thinking he was dead.
If Ark passes by the hospital, it is shown that Vincent successfully managed to return to the main office after the helicopter crash, and he will see by the camera feed that Ark is still alive. To get rid of the spy, he will then release the island creatures after him. It is not shown what exactly Vincent released after Ark, but probably are the tyrants and/or hunters. Later, if the player choose this way, Vincent will follow Ark to the Tyrant Plant and eventually die by the claws of a newly released, experimental Tyrant designated "Hypnos-T Type".
If the player doesn't go by the hospital, Vincent is never shown again after the helicopter crash and his fate is not revealed.
Depending on which way the player will choose to go during the game, Vincent may confront Ark towards the end of the game and be killed by the newly-awoken Hypnos-T Type. Other possible confrontations are the UT Commander and Andy Holland.
Vincent's most likely wields a "Pre-B" CZ 75, known in-game as the Handgun B. Vincent's extra scene/death only appears when going through the Hospital where the player can pick up this gun, likewise the same with Andy, the Library and the Handgun D, and the UT Commander, the Arcade and the Handgun C.
- Hamada, Katsumi (2000) (in Japanese). BIOHAZARD GUN SURVIVOR OFFICIAL GUIDEBOOK. Famitsu. ISBN 4-7572-0748-4.
- Excerpt from BIOHAZARD GUN SURVIVOR OFFICIAL GUIDEBOOK, p.124:
"急逝した前任者に代わって、 この島の司令官に配属されたアンブレラ製薬の若きエリート。優秀な指導者であると同時に独創的な料学者である彼は、 島の施設を使って社にも極秘の生体実験をはじめる。非常に残酷な性格で、 自らの出世のために同僚を始末したり、 多くの人間を研究材料として使い捨てることに何のためらいもない。研究施設から逃げ出した被験者たちもまるで虫ケラを殺すように自らの手で射殺している。目にあまる非道さに街の住人たちはもちろんのこと、 アンブレラの社員すらも彼を畏怖し、 必要以上の残虐行為をやり玉に挙げて司令官の座を失墜させようとした。しかし、 事前にその情報を得たビンセントは、 本社に報告される前に街中にT-ウィルスをばらまいて全住民をゾンビ化させ事実を隠蔽する。まさに死人に口なしである。しかしアンブレラ本社には彼の行なっていた極秘実験も既知の情報であり、 あえて黙認し研究を続けさせていたのだ。"