1. Barbed Wire
While wading by means of the darkish late evening/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 elevate the wire and permit the remainder of his physique secure passage. It’s a deep gash, as evidenced when Ethan shines a light-weight on his profusely bleeding palm, shortly earlier than he’s compelled to crawl on a grimy, blood-soaked picket flooring 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, but it surely’s barely a footnote (handnote?) in the remainder of Ethan’s journey. Just a little 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 dwelling of a shotgun-toting older man, who sadly meets his finish when a Lycan pulls him by means of the ceiling.
But we’re not right here to debate that man’s palms! Thankfully for this story however not for Ethan, he’s quickly pulled beneath the home, in an space suffering from 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 palms 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 enamel. They’re accidents Ethan can handwave away with some drugs, 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 would have been, moderately than an precise wound, but it surely’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 certain 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 means of a loss of life run gauntlet of conveniently constructed traps, and the one method to escape sure loss of life is to make use of Ethan’s bindings as safety in opposition to a full-room, spinning, spiked lure hurtling his approach. 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 important villain Ethan faces off in opposition to in Village, a towering vampiric girl 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 rather a lot to course of, but it surely’s moderately tame in comparison with what occurs instantly after.
Ethan is strung up by – what else? – his palms through two large hooks hanging from a ceiling within the fortress. The hooks are poked proper by means of his palms, holding him aloft in agony. Ethan, naturally one to by no means fear about his palms, rips his first hand free, letting the hook slice by means of 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 means of 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 drugs 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 return, and one of many worrying indicators is that of a fly crawling proper out of Ethan’s hand whereas he sleuths by means of 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 satisfy extra ache. In this occasion, it’s yet one more seize assault, as one of many daughter’s razor-sharp claws dig beneath his pores and skin whereas some grotty enamel tuck in for a fast chew.
9. The Cut-Off Point
Nicked, chomped, handcuffed, slashed, drank from, hooked, lined with hungry flies, – the place else can Ethan’s palms go from right here? Well, how about lower off fully. 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 bounce scares. Ethan then has to choose the severed limb up as an merchandise, escape the girl as she chases after, after which reattach it while you get to security. How? You guessed it, that candy bottle of inexperienced magic drugs produced from floor herbs and chem fluid.
10. Haunted Doll
In arguably Resident Evil Village’s scariest part, Ethan finds himself fumbling about weaponless at nighttime, evading a disturbingly giant child and combating haunted dolls. It’s additionally, after all, an amazing place for some type of injury to befall Ethan’s palms.
There are two separate situations. 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 somewhat chew out of your palm. It’s fast and positively much less garish than a few of Ethan’s previous hand hampering, however a notable one nonetheless.
11. Spider Dolls
While on the lookout for the particular doll within the stormy ocean of overwhelming, anxiety-inducing clattering taking place round the home, if Ethan takes too lengthy some extra spider-like dolls will assault. These fearsome foes flutter as much as the display, and one in every of their assaults is a neat little skewer by means of the hand. Then, they kindly and thoughtfully dissipate to let Ethan proceed this demonic sport of disguise and search.
One extra warning, MAJOR SPOILERS for Resident Evil Village observe.
The ultimate ailment to befall Ethan on his enterprise by means of Resident Evil Village can also be essentially the most vital, coming throughout a pivotal reveal that explains each a lot of Village and seven’s story, and, extra importantly, why his palms can take a lot injury. While in a dream state, Ethan confronts the conclusion he has, all this time, been a duplicate of the real artefact. Ethan truly died when he arrived on the Baker residence within the seventh sport.
What we’ve been enjoying as ever since has been a Mold recreation along with his recollections intact. During this emotionally devastating second, Ethan’s palms start to shift right into a residing 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 drugs has most likely simply been a placebo all this time.