MA-39 cerberus
Ma-39 cerberus
an MA-39 cerberus


4 ft.


70 lbs.



The MA-39 Cerberus was a B.O.W. series developed in Umbrella labs, such as the Arklay Laboratory, from a doberman pinschers infected with the Tyrant virus. They should not be confused with "zombie dogs ", which encompasses all dog breeds infected with the t-virus in the secondary form.

Although suffering from a similar necrosis to humans infected by the t-virus, cerberuses retain much of their former agility, with a noticeable increase in durability and aggression. In most cases, potential prey should listen for the sound of padding paws as a clue to their presence, with a growling warning that a Cerberus has become aware of the player and is preparing to attack. They will let out a pained yelp when killed.

Following the deliberate outbreak of t-virus caused by Dr. James Marcus, a pack of cerberuses escaped into the Raccoon Forest surrounding the facility, attacking and feeding on hikers and anyone else wandering too deep into the woods. It was these attacks (as well as those committed by at least one band of roaming zombies ) which eventually led to the formal investigation of the area by the police department's Special Tactics And Rescue Service in July 1998. However, some of the S.T.A.R.S. members were overwhelmed and killed by them. The first of which was Edward Dewey, who attempted to take refuge in the Ecliptic Express before succumbing to the t-virus. RPD pilot Kevin Dooley was also killed by them, possibly because he could not escape his helicopter in time. Joseph Frost and the rest of S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team encountered more cerberuses outside of the mansion, where they were quickly overwhelmed and forced to flee to the Mansion. Joseph was killed and partially devoured by them.

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