Ever since she was first revealed in the Resident Evil Village Showcase, the game’s “tall lady” antagonist Lady Dimitrescu has been all anyone is talking about, already appearing in multitudes of fan art, comics, and cosplay. Now, a tweet from the official Resident Evil account has acknowledged that collective fan thirst, releasing a statement from the game’s art director Tomonori Takano about Lady Dimitrescu’s unexpected popularity.
The most important part of the statement–written in bold–is Dimitrescu’s official height, which is a staggering 2.9m or 9 foot 6 inches tall. To put this in perspective, the tallest woman alive today is 233.3 cm or 7 foot 7 inches tall, with that record belonging to Yao Defen from China.
Your love for Lady Dimitrescu is loud and clear. 👒
Here’s a message from our RE Village art director Tomonori Takano, along with a very curious fact you may have wondered about: pic.twitter.com/Lj4m5pN2dJ
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) February 2, 2021
The statement also says that the attention given to Lady Dimitrescu and her witchy daughters has been “far more than we anticipated,” though Takano says that the love for Dimitrescu in particular has “made all of us in the development team very happy.”
While the fandom has chosen to label Dimitrescu and her daughters as vampires, this definition hasn’t been confirmed by Capcom officially–though the new statement describes them as “bewitching, vampiric characters.”
Resident Evil Village is due to release on May 7 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Xbox One, and PS4, when you’ll be able to experience Lady Dimitrescu’s imposing height for yourself.
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