By now, everyone from superfans to those unfamiliar with the Resident Evil franchise has become acquainted with Lady Dimitrescu, otherwise known as “vampire mommy,” one of the primary antagonists of Resident Evil Village. The eighth game—technically the twelfth—in the popular survival horror series finds Ethan Winters trying to find his way around Castle Dimitrescu, an impressive gothic citadel occupied by the incredibly tall vampiress and her otherworldly daughters intent on making him a permanent resident.
After a trailer was released for the game, memes instantly sprang up featuring the incredibly tall, buxom woman with clawed fingers and a nefarious twinkle in her amber eyes. Capcom developers were happy to discover the fervor surrounding the character, indicating that she may prove to be one of the franchise’s most popular villains yet, though fans may have taken things a little too far with these Lady Dimitrescu memes.
Updated on September 2nd, 2021 by Kayleena Pierce-Bohen: In the days since the release of Resident Evil Village, where fans got to play as Ethan Winters as he desperately searched for his daughter Rose in Castle Dimitrescu, Countess Alcina Dimitrescu has only become more popular. As fans learned more about her identity, her history, and her relationship with Mother Miranda, fans have generated more creative memes in celebration of one of the best villains to come out of Resident Evil 8.
15 I Saved A Seat For You, Lady Dimitrescu
Given the exaggerated proportions of Lady Dimitrescu’s design and the conventional proportions of fans, there seem to be quite a few of them out there that want to have a seat on her ample lap. After all, even Ethan Winters looks like a child standing next to her.
Some more adventurous fans have imagined the tall vampire vixen sitting on them, nevermind the fact that, unless they were something bloated like the Molded from Resident Evil 7, they would probably be pretty uncomfortable for her to sit on in Resident Evil 8.
14 Ethan Winters Hiding
In the early demo of Resident Evil 8, Ethan Winters is the playable protagonist moving about Castle Dimitrescu, with the lady of the manor stalking its halls looking for him. In the trailer for the game, she’s heard speaking on the phone to someone referred to as “Mother Miranda,” indicating an even more dangerous character who will decide the fate awaiting Winters should Dimitrescu find him.
This Lady Dimitrescu meme supposes that, given the giant woman’s prodigious proportions, Ethan could hide right under her nose, and she wouldn’t know. Players will want to keep hidden given Dimitrescu’s mention of a sacrificial ritual, and the fact that the castle is known for its wine made from human blood.
13 The Big Woman
In Game of Thrones, the mighty Tormund Knightsbane, a warrior for the Free Folk beyond The Wall, became smitten with the imposing Brienne of Tarth the moment he saw her. What other woman could match him for size, strength, and bravery? He dogged her every step despite her increasing threats of violence against him.
For fans of Lady Dimitrescu, each new level in Resident Evil 8 presents them with the opportunity for one more brush with “the big woman,” who, like Brienne of Tarth, is a potent mixture of danger and allure.
12 Lady Dimitrescu Mania
The rest of the internet doesn’t seem to understand exactly what the fuss is about Lady Dimitrescu. Sure, she’s abnormally tall, has claws for hands, and an extremely hypertrophied feminine figure, but she’s not the strangest antagonist the Resident Evil franchise has ever seen.
Yet, the fanbase is besotted, represented by the “distracted boyfriend” concept being applied to this Lady Dimitrescu meme, while the rest of the internet looks on in shock and slight disgust. Could she really blame her partner for rubbernecking a woman who’s almost nine feet tall?
11 Hide And Seek
While most gamers will be trying to avoid running into or being caught by the Resident Evil Village villainess, there appear to be a healthy few that will, like this effervescent meme suggests, go bounding through the halls of Castle Dimitrescu waiting for a chance to collide with the giant vampiress.
In this Lady Dimitrescu meme, we see Ethan Winters entering what was undoubtedly supposed to be one of the games’ most dramatic moments, frolicking past Lady Dimitrescu as though their interactions are nothing more than coquettish flirtations. With how slow Ethan Winters runs, it’s almost as though he wants to be caught
10 How Lady Dimitrescu Talks To Ethan Winters
Spoofing the meme “How To Talk To Short People,” in which panels explore all the ways that a tall person can communicate with someone shorter than them, this one details the way in which Lady Dimitrescu approaches protagonist Ethan Winters in Resident Evil Village.
The game’s first demo culminates with her grabbing the player-character by the neck and holding them several feet off the ground, while the fingers on her free hand transform into claws that impale them. This version of Ethan seems to be resistant to her… erm, charms, unlike the bulk of her fanbase, who don’t seem to mind.
9 You Can’t Escape Lady Dimitrescu
It seems that Chrisposting, or memes that parody Resident Evil protagonist Chris Redfield wanting fellow legacy character Leon Kennedy to marry his sister, Claire Redfield, have come to roost on Lady Dimitrescu. Ever since the remake of Resident Evil 2 in which Claire is seen noticeably flirting with Leon, there has been no shortage of memes like this one.
This meme posits that perhaps Chris has gone to great lengths to assemble a “milf mobile” to attract the attention of Ethan Winters, only to reveal his true intentions; to get him to marry Claire, instead.
8 Is This Seat Taken
Capcom developers could never have predicted the way that Lady Dimitrescu has swept the internet ahead of the release of Resident Evil Village. While they’re always trying to come up with new and exciting villains to terrify fans, they never could have imagined that the fans would fall in love with one of them, instead.
The titillating temptress has taken on a life of her own thanks to fans around the internet putting her in the most provocative of situations, as is the case with this meme in which she’s suffocating a man on a bus to the shock of onlookers.
7 Tall Vampire Mommy
In the hilarious, irreverent 1999 comedy Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, an aquarium maintenance man is forced to become a male escort in order to make enough money to repair the ruined apartment of one of his clients, with one of his dates taking the form of an exceptionally tall woman named Tina.
The movie is notable for its message that no matter a person’s perceived flaws (such as being too tall, too short, etc), they’re still worthy of love and devotion. While Lady Dimitrescu is flawless to her fans, it doesn’t mean she can’t turn an obscure 90s comedy into new meme material.
6 This Is How You Talk To Short People
To some fans, one of the most intimidating villains was the indefatigable Mr. X from Resident Evil 2. With his hulking dimensions, killer strength, and the fact that he couldn’t be killed, he was a terrifying antagonist that chased players throughout the game.
Next to Lady Dimitrescu’s imposing stature, however, Mr. X looks like a child. In this case, it’s actually the ultra-buff version of Chris we see in the trailers, but the point still stands.
5 Lady Dimitrescu Or Bust
The Resident Evil franchise has had a variety of memorable villains, from devious Derek C. Simmons and Morgan Landsdale, to sympathetic Eveline and the terrifying Mr. X. Then there’s the infamous Albert Wesker, who fans thought might have appeared in Resident Evil Village, and whose ambiguous fate could still enable him to show up in future games.
In this Lady Dimitrescu meme inspired by Drake, Ethan doesn’t want to be hunted by just any old rotting cadaverous creature — he wants to be engaged in a heated game of cat and mouse with someone who belongs among the franchise’s most elite antagonists.
4 Lady Dimitrescu Getting Real Tired Of Those Calls
The number of salacious innuendos connected to Lady Dimitrescu’s figure, proportions, and otherworldly beauty only intensified when fans considered most villains in the Resident Evil franchise aren’t physically appealing, so a statuesque, well-dressed character with Old World charm was always going to be a unique anomaly.
This Lady Dimitrescu meme, taken from a screenshot when she’s in the middle of a phone call from another Resident Evil 8 villain called Mother Miranda, suggests that the villagers themselves might also be fans of vampire mommy and want the Ethan Winters treatment (it’s better than being turned into Lycans!)
3 Spongebob Is Not Impressed
Deciphering the mysterious origins of Lady Dimitrescu, her castle, and Mother Miranda’s involvement with the disappearance of his daughter for her cult in the mountains of Eastern Europe requires Ethan Winters to navigate a series of mysteries a lot more intricate than repeating a simple captcha phrase.
Ethan Winter comes to find that his time at Castle Dimitrescu is more of a bait and switch by Mother Miranda, and that she pretended to be Ethan’s wife Mia, so his obsession with “giant vampire mommy” might not be so surprising considering Miranda is Resident Evil Village’s most influential villain.
2 Expectation Vs. Reality
When fans first began to be enamored with Lady Dimitrescu based on the Resident Evil Village trailers, the expectation of Capcom was that fans were excited to spend time as Ethan Winters being terrified of her finding him in the dimly lit corridors of her castle, gun in hand, wary of her sharp claws waiting to disembowel them.
The reality was something far more unexpected, as suggested in this Lady Dimitrescu meme; fans running around with the equivalent of a fly-swatter, eagerly searching for her, the tall vampire mommy cowering in a corner terrified of being found.
1 Lady Dimitrescu Wants To Put Ethan On Mute
Playing Resident Evil games live on Twitch has become increasingly popular, but some gamers–no matter how famous they are–get a lot of unsolicited comments from fans in their live chat, often from fans willing to donate prodigious sums of money.
One can only imagine if, as this meme suggests, Lady Dimitrescu were playing Resident Evil Village live, and fans started to bombard her with even more ridiculous requests (the most extreme coming from Ethan Winters himself, naturally).