The Molded are grotesque creatures that appear in the survival-horror game Resident Evil 7 biohazard. These monsters are made up of a hyper-evolved bacterium known simply as Mold which is produced by the E-series B.O.W. Eveline.
The Molded are tall, humanoid creatures whose bodies are covered in, if not totally comprised of, a slimy, black, moss-like substance. Beneath the "skin" of the Molded body are multiple reddish veins and ligaments; the arms of the creature end in long, sharp talons for grabbing prey or tearing them apart. The head is misshapen, lacking eyes or a nose and consists primarily of a large mouth filled with jagged fangs.
Molded may be either mutated humans that have been infected and transformed by the Mold, or are completely constructed out of the bacterium by the E-series creator that spawned it. In either case, Molded have flexible and resilient bodies, capable of fitting through tight spaces such as air ducts and can take numerous gunshots before succumbing to injury.
The Molded are controlled by the E-series bioweapon that spawned them. In Eveline's case, she created large numbers of them to satisfy her desire for a family. She controlled them like puppets, using them to attack and infect or kill others.
Standard Molded are slow-moving, but are also relentless. Regardless of what obstacles are in front of them, they will persistently move toward prey and attack by swiping at a victim with their claws and/or biting them. Any physical contact with them poses the risk of infection and if a victim is infected, they will become susceptible to Eveline's mental control.
While Molded can be resistant to small arms, they are by no means invincible. Enough bodily trauma will kill them, though they can be killed faster by destroying the head with concentrated fire. Enhanced handgun ammo, shotguns and flame ammunition are the most effective. Molded limbs can also be severed with concentrated fire, hindering their movement and ability to attack.
As well as the standard Molded, there are a number of variants with different aspects to them. These are described below.
Spike-Arm Molded Edit
This type of Molded has one arm that is larger than the other. This arm is horrendously disproportionate and covered in spikes. It is so large that the Molded has difficulty lifting it and will drag it along. Though ungainly, the spiked arm is very dangerous and can deal more damage than the average Molded claw. However, heavy fire to the Molded's shoulder can sever the arm, eliminating the threat it poses.
Four-Legged Molded Edit
The Four-Legged Molded, as the name suggests, moves about on all fours. Its legs are slender and nimble, granting it greater speed than other Molded. It will quickly rush toward prey and then pounce upon them, slashing at them with the claws on its forelegs. While swift, the Four-Legged Molded is physically weaker than other Molded and cannot take as much damage before it succumbs to its injuries.
Fat Molded Edit
Fat Molded are the strongest variety of Molded. Their bodies are taller and packed with additional layers of Mold that allow them to absorb more damage. Though Fat Molded are slower due to their bulk, this doesn't make them any less dangerous; what sets them apart from other Molded is their ability to attack from a distance by spewing streams of highly acidic bile at their prey. When up close, they will batter their victims with their arms. Explosives and magnum rounds are the best tools for dispatching these Molded, however, they violently explode upon death and may kill whomever destroyed them in the process.