If the resemblance to Morticia of the Addams family is obvious, even the most observant may not have noticed that Lady Dimitrescu is also inspired by a serial killer and a Japanese urban legend.
Last month, during its Resident Evil showcase, Capcom presented the upcoming Resident Evil Village game. From then on, the character of Lady Dimitrescu conquered the public in particular because of her impressive size and her Machiavellian charisma. With her vampiric allure, the resemblance to Morticia Addams, one of the inspirations for the character, is quite striking. They both have a presence of their own. But what you may not know is that Lady Dimitrescu was also inspired by Elizabeth Báthory, a serial killer who raged centuries ago.
She was a Hungarian countess of the 17th century guilty of a slew of murders. She most often attacked young women, whether they were noble women or simple servants. It is said that some of her victims were covered with honey so that insects could devour their bodies, or that some women were tortured, needles stuck in their body or their lips or their noses cut off. All these crimes are cold in the back and add a little more material to the diabolical influence of Lady Dimitrescu. Eventually, a third source of inspiration was used to create this character. This is the Japanese urban legend Hasshaku-sama. This one portrays a very tall female monster, dressed in a white dress and a hat and who would attack mainly young men. Does that remind you of anything? You would think a perfect description of Lady Dimitrescu in her white dress, chasing Ethan Winters. If all these inspirations are scary to say the least, the lady of Resident Evil Village is very successful and is already adored on social networks.
As a reminder, the game Resident Evil Village will be released on May 7th.
Source: Journal du Geek by www.journaldugeek.com.
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