This story contains minor spoilers for Resident Evil Village.
Over its 25-year-history, the Resident Evil survival horror games have had several fan-favourite heroines. Now with Resident Evil Village, out this week, it has a memorable villainess, too.
Promotional trailers released earlier this year featured one of its new antagonists, Lady Alcina Dimitrescu: an enormous, muscular vampire woman in a long white gown with a wide-brimmed hat, fingernails extending into vicious claws, and a devilish grin.
Gamers online had found their latest obsession.
They professed their love for the character on social networks like Twitter and Instagram, posting elaborate cosplay