1. Barbed Wire
While wading by the darkish late night time/early morning and the squelchy, pure white snow of Village’s post-prologue sequence, Ethan encounters a barbed-wire fence. Village’s precedent is immediately set right here, as Ethan carelessly cuts his left hand whereas utilizing it to raise the wire and permit the remainder of his physique secure passage. It’s a deep gash, as evidenced when Ethan shines a lightweight on his profusely bleeding palm, shortly earlier than he’s compelled to crawl on a unclean, blood-soaked wood ground of a close-by cabin he discovers. Let’s not even start to think about what infections he might need gotten.
2. The Lycan Chomp
That left-hand gash can be a horrible day for anybody, however it’s barely a footnote (handnote?) in the remainder of Ethan’s journey. A bit of in a while, within the midst of the titular village, a pack of hungry Lycans chases after Ethan. One of the worst moments of this preliminary encounter comes when Ethan thinks he’s discovered refuge within the residence of a shotgun-toting older man, who sadly meets his finish when a Lycan pulls him by the ceiling.
But we’re not right here to debate that man’s arms! Thankfully for this story however not for Ethan, he’s quickly pulled beneath the home, in an space affected by corpses. While making an attempt to flee, Ethan crawls over these rotting carcasses, solely to see a faint apparition lingering within the distance. Pressing ahead, it leaps towards Ethan and rips a piece out of his hand, costing him his left pinky and ring finger within the course of.
3. The Lycan Grab
Not each assault on Ethan’s arms is a scripted one, although. While exploring the principle village hub, wandering Lycans can shock Ethan with an assault. Naturally, they latch onto his wrist and take a stab on the jugular with their dagger-pointed tooth. They’re accidents Ethan can handwave away with some medication, and don’t end in any everlasting lack of dexterity, however they’ve actually added insult to harm.
This subsequent instance is extra of an harm that might have been, slightly than an precise wound, however it’s horrifying all the identical for what Ethan, and by proxy gamers, undergo. When kidnapped by Mother Miranda’s household early within the marketing campaign, Ethan awakens to search out he’s been sure by some horrendously tight, rusty steel handcuffs. They’ve clearly not been sanitized, however they’re additionally clearly bondage devised by the city’s resident Magneto, Heisenberg. Ethan is compelled to flee for his life by a dying run gauntlet of conveniently constructed traps, and the one option to escape sure dying is to make use of Ethan’s bindings as safety towards a full-room, spinning, spiked lure hurtling his manner. Thankfully, the transfer not solely saves Ethan’s life, but additionally lets him transfer his arms independently from each other but once more. Finally, a second of peace.
5. Slash And Sip
But that peace received’t final for lengthy! Lady Dimitrescu is the primary primary villain Ethan faces off towards in Village, a towering vampiric lady and the ruler of an austere fortress on the town. She, naturally, instantly kidnaps you as quickly as she finds you scurrying about, and her daughters lower his hand open for her to take a swig of blood from. That’s so much to course of, however it’s slightly tame in comparison with what occurs instantly after.
Ethan is strung up by – what else? – his palms through two big hooks hanging from a ceiling within the fortress. The hooks are poked proper by his palms, holding him aloft in agony. Ethan, naturally one to by no means fear about his arms, rips his first hand free, letting the hook slice by it. Rather than use that free hand to assist him, y’know, unhook the opposite, he additionally lets the hook lodged in that appendage slice by as he makes use of his physique weight to drag it free and fall to the ground. Oh however don’t fear, some conveniently positioned medication close by makes these accidents nothing however a passing thought.
As pictured, Ethan’s hand, at this level within the journey, has miraculously regenerated with Wolverine-esque effectivity. But extra points are to come back, and one of many worrying indicators is that of a fly crawling proper out of Ethan’s hand whereas he sleuths by Lady Dimitrescu’s Clue-like fortress.
8. Chomping Maidens
Flies are, after all, a worrying signal whereas lurking round Village’s fortress setting, as a result of Lady Dimitrescu’s daughters can at will remodel right into a buzzing battalion of them. And like with the Lycans on the town, there’s one other non-scripted alternative for Ethan’s forearms to fulfill extra ache. In this occasion, it’s yet one more seize assault, as one of many daughter’s razor-sharp claws dig underneath his pores and skin whereas some grotty tooth tuck in for a fast chunk.
9. The Cut-Off Point
Nicked, chomped, handcuffed, slashed, drank from, hooked, coated with hungry flies, – the place else can Ethan’s arms go from right here? Well, how about lower off completely. As Ethan pulls a lever within the dank and decrepit sewers of the Lady Dimitrescu residence, the matriarch stealthily approaches, slicing off his proper hand in one in every of Village’s handiest leap scares. Ethan then has to select the severed limb up as an merchandise, escape the girl as she chases after, after which reattach it if you get to security. How? You guessed it, that candy bottle of inexperienced magic medication made out of floor herbs and chem fluid.
10. Haunted Doll
In arguably Resident Evil Village’s scariest part, Ethan finds himself fumbling about weaponless in the dead of night, evading a disturbingly giant child and preventing haunted dolls. It’s additionally, after all, an amazing place for some type of injury to befall Ethan’s arms.
There are two separate cases. The first is a scripted one, which takes place throughout this part’s closest factor to a boss battle. During a duel with Donna Beneviento, Ethan should search among the many huge assortment of dolls for a really particular, cackling white one. Each time she’s discovered, Ethan stabs her with some scissors. However, on the primary strike, this porcelain nightmare takes slightly chunk out of your palm. It’s fast and definitely much less garish than a few of Ethan’s previous hand hampering, however a notable one nonetheless.
11. Spider Dolls
While searching for the precise doll within the stormy ocean of overwhelming, anxiety-inducing clattering occurring round the home, if Ethan takes too lengthy some extra spider-like dolls will assault. These fearsome foes flutter as much as the display screen, and one in every of their assaults is a neat little skewer by the hand. Then, they kindly and thoughtfully dissipate to let Ethan proceed this demonic recreation of disguise and search.
One extra warning, MAJOR SPOILERS for Resident Evil Village observe.
The ultimate ailment to befall Ethan on his enterprise by Resident Evil Village can also be probably the most important, coming throughout a pivotal reveal that explains each a lot of Village and seven’s story, and, extra importantly, why his arms can take a lot injury. While in a dream state, Ethan confronts the belief he has, all this time, been a replica of the real artefact. Ethan truly died when he arrived on the Baker residence within the seventh recreation.
What we’ve been enjoying as ever since has been a Mold recreation along with his reminiscences intact. During this emotionally devastating second, Ethan’s arms start to shift right into a dwelling formation of infinitely wriggling black tendrils – the Mold. Then, he awakens, left hand nonetheless mutilated, and proper hand nonetheless having seen higher days, however lastly conscious of how he’s endured all that ache. And additionally how all that medication has most likely simply been a placebo all this time.