crimson head
Crimson head
a crimson head


5 ft.


130 lbs.



 When a zombie infected with a certain strain of the t-virus has been incapacitated for some time, a process occurs in which the t-virus will begin to run rampant throughout its systems, initiating a system known as V-ACT, more commonly known as a Crimson Head due to the color of its skin when in this state.

When V-ACT occurs, the blood begins pumping at an alarming rate, causing noticeable blood seepage in the skin and giving it a crimson shade of red. The subject's fingers and toes develop sharp claws and an increased muscle mass and movement speed. The subject's level of aggression also increases greatly from that of the typical zombie. When zombies become Crimson Heads, virtually nothing will stop it from pursuing its prey, making these creatures extremely dangerous.

A Crimson Head will "play dead" sometimes (much like their zombie predecessors) until their prey walks near it. It will then lunge quickly to stand. A Crimson Head attacks with force, running after its prey. It runs in a posture comparable to the MA-121 Hunter α , though obviously unrelated - the posture is likely due to decomposition. It has been known to even kill fellow zombies and other creatures that get in the way between it and its prey. When it gets the chance, it will swipe with its large claws, causing heavy damage. It will sometimes even bite, causing minor injury. Crimson Heads can also withstand more damage from some firearms than a normal zombie.

A zombie can be prevented from turning into a Crimson Head by either destroying the head or its kneecaps while it is still active, or burning the body using the Fuel Canteen when defeated. if should fail to burn an inactive zombie that has been shot down, after some time (approximately 30 minutes to an hour), the zombie will have mutated into a Crimson Head.

If a Crimson Head should become active, recommended weapons to use against it would be the Grenade Launcher's Acid Rounds, or a high-caliber Magnum gun, as both can kill a Crimson Head in one shot (no more than two shots are required). Shotguns like the Winchester 1897, is effective as well. Shooting when the enemy is in close range does the most damage from a shotgun.

According to Umbrella Research notes via V-ACT file, the first Crimson Head via Crimson Head Prototype 1 that was produced, was a prototype B.O.W. in a dormant state that was reconstructed by the t-virus. When it finally became active, it killed many researchers during its observation. Umbrella Researchers were forced to have the creature put into a dormant state again (since disposing of this specimen was not an option), isolating and concealing it in the backyard cemetery of the mansion.

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