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Nemesis is a biologically engineered creature created by the Umbrella Corporation and appeared as the title character for Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. It also appeared in the 2004 film, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, where it was portrayed by Matthew G. Taylor.

Nemesis first appeared in Resident Evil 3, as the game's title character and primary antagonist. The product of years of research,[1] the Umbrella Corporation deploys Nemesis to hunt and kill all surviving members of the S.T.A.R.S.[2] The game’s protagonist, Jill Valentine, encounters Nemesis outside Raccoon City’s police station, where it brutally murders Brad Vickers.[2] Nemesis continues to stalk Valentine throughout the game until she defeats it. Nemesis is also in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles.

Following the game's debut in 1999, Nemesis became one of the most recognizable and popular characters in the Resident Evil series. Nemesis appeared in the 2004 theatrical adaption of the game, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, where it was portrayed by Matthew G. Taylor. While the film's creators used a different storyline, Nemesis still brandished its trademark rocket launcher and trench coat. Palisades Toys used his likeness to create an action figure, which was released alongside with several other Resident Evil characters and enemies.[3] Furthermore, Nemesis was featured in the 2005 Christmas edition of VG Cats, a popular webcomic.[4] The creature was also recognized by GamePro, who ranked Nemesis 29th on their "47 Most Diabolical Video-Game Villains of All Time" list.[5] He is ranked fourth on EGM’s Top Ten Badass Undead.[6]

  1. ^ Capcom (2001-03-22). The Wesker Report. Dreamcast. Capcom. Albert Wesker: It was our 11th summer since we arrived at the Arclay Laboratory./ A few days later, in the middle of the night, a parcel arrived from Europe via various transit points. It arrived to our heliport in a small box. "Nemesis Prototype"...  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b Capcom (2007-11-13). Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles. Wii. Capcom. Resident Evil 3 Digest 1 (Archive): A black-coated monster stood between them and their freedom. Nemesis, or the Pursuer, was intent on wiping out every last member of S.T.A.R.S. Nemesis had already made short work of Brad and continued to track Jill down to accomplish its mission objectives. 
  3. ^ Raving Toy Maniac, Resident Evil Action Figures (Series One) by Palisades,, Retrieved on February 9, 2008.
  4. ^ Ramsoomair, Scott, VG Cats - 182 - It's the Thought that Counts,, Retrieved on February 9, 2008.
  5. ^ Staff, GamePro (Online) (2008-02-24). "The 47 Most Diabolical Video-Game Villains of All Time". PC World. Retrieved 2008-06-18.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Scott Sharkey, “EGM’s Top Ten Badass Undead: Thriller Night,” Electronic Gaming Monthly 233 (October 2008): 106.