Lady Dimitrescu and her daughters in Resident Evil Village

Lady Dimitrescu plus her daughters are very happy to meet you.

Capcom; screenshot by Sean Keane/CNET

You have fun with as Ethan Winters in Resident Evil Village, but let’s be sincere, he’s not the true star of the present. No, social media offers bestowed that honor on Lady Alcina Dimitrescu (pronounced “Dimitreesk”), much better referred to as tall vampire woman.

This terrifying villain stalks the particular halls of the game’s castle area together with her three odd daughters, and Lady Dimitrescu is definitely approximately 9 feet, six inches tall in the girl heels and fabulous head wear, developer Capcom confirmed. However, you might be questioning what her deal is definitely and exactly how she fits directly into the overall plot. 

The game hits the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC upon Friday, but we’ll have a SPOILERY look at the girl backstory here.

Don’t go through any more if you program to play the sport and wish to avoid any storyline details.

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A trip in order to Castle Dimitrescu

Early hanging around, you very first see the towering Lady Dimitrescu as she argues along with fellow village lord Heisenberg over the fate of the captive Ethan. Their head, Mother Miranda, the game’s major villain, hands him to Heisenberg, but the clever Ethan escapes.

Our leading man makes his way in order to Castle Dimitrescu (the first associated with the four lords’ areas you explore), where he is quickly captured by scary vampiric daughters Bela, Cassandra and Daniela and introduced before their stylish mother. She feeds on Ethan’s blood, but doesn’t appear impressed by the flavor.

They sadistically hang Ethan from your ceiling by stabbing hooks through his fingers (and it looks therefore darn painful), but this individual soon escapes and wanders the castle halls. 

Dimitrescu daughter in Resident Evil Village

Bela Dimitrescu greets Ethan along with a lovely smile.

Capcom; screenshot by Sean Keane/CNET

Various diary entries reveal that will the Dimitrescus are actually employing young women from the particular village to work within the castle, as well as the game’s concept art confirms that will the ghoulish enemies Ethan fights in the castle’s dungeon are transformed females. Male victims are basically drained of the blood, several of which is utilized since the secret ingredient within the family’s wine, Sanguis Virginis (which means “virgin’s blood” in Latin, so somebody should’ve alerted the specialists long ago).  

Ethan figures out that Bela, Cassandra and Daniela turn out to be vulnerable when subjected to the particular cold, so he smashes some of the castle’s windows to let within the chilly breeze through outside and kills all of them one by one.

Lady Dimitrescu in RE Village

Ethan, you made her angry.


Seeking revenge

Lady Dimitrescu is obviously furious at the fatalities of her daughters (maybe you can’t have been like a bunch of inappropriate jerks then?) plus purses Ethan directly, increasing her fingernails into lengthy claws. She slices away our boy’s arm — don’t worry, he reattaches it and it functions great because of their healing abilities — plus follows him around the particular castle like the Tyrant from Resident Evil 2

“The entire bloodline associated with House Dimitrescu is done within, from the likes of you?” she yells.

Yay, another scary stalker enemy. (I actually love them, Capcom. Never stop.)

A file reveals the existence of the Dagger of Death’s Flowers, a weapon forged in the Middle Ages and coated with a variety of poisons from across Europe. It was designed to kill demons and monsters… and vampires, I guess. It seems somebody tried to use it against our magnificent Dimitrescu, and she hid it in the castle so no one could repeat that stunt.

Ethan eventually finds this Chekhov’s gun inside a coffin, and stabs Dimitrescu with it. Phew, she’s dead.

Mutated Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village

So the poisoned dagger was a bad idea?

Capcom; screenshot by Sean Keane/CNET

Oh wait no, she’s actually mutated into a massive, terrifying beast to give us the game’s first real boss battle. After a pretty intense fight, Ethan slays the beast and ends Dimitrescu’s reign of terror permanently.

Where did Lady Dimitrescu originate from?

Much later in the game, folders reveals that big bad Mother Miranda lost her daughter Eva to the Spanish flu, a real-life pandemic that ran from 1918 to 1921 and caused an estimated 50 million deaths. The grieving mom wandered into a cave to die and happened on the Megamycete, the source of the mold behind the beasties of Resident Evil 7 and Village. 

Its regenerative properties granted Miranda immortality, and she realized it absorbed the consciousness of people who died — meaning it could bring Eva back to life. She started using villagers as guinea pigs in her quest to find the perfect vessel for Eva’s return, and used mold to create a yucky parasite called the Cadou for more-efficient experimentation. 

Lady Dimitrescu portrait in Resident Evil Village

Let’s do not think about what Dimitrescu did to the person who painted this lovely portrait.

Capcom; screenshot by Sean Keane/CNET

Medical reports on each of four lords reveals that they were implanted with cadou to test their candidacy as vessels for Eva. Most test subjects just turned into stinky, hairy lycans, so the four lords became village leaders.

The 44-year-old Dimitrescu was a great host, since the parasite massively increased her ability to heal wounds, which is why Ethan’s attacks were ineffective before utilizing the dagger.

Those regenerative properties also increased her body size, so the internet can thank the icky parasite for her impressive height.

However, a hereditary blood illness meant she had to feast on human flesh and blood regularly to maintain her powers — thus her vampirism. She also ran the risk of mutating uncontrollably if her regeneration wasn’t balanced, and the dagger’s poison presumably threw away that balance. Ethan, that was just rude. 

As a result of these problems, Miranda deemed Dimitrescu “an unfit vessel for Eva,” but gave her a castle, three charming daughters and a seemingly infinite supply of victims.

And they all lived happily ever after. Until Ethan killed them.