In Resident Evil 2 when Mr. X first shows up in the game, it’s his hand breaking through a wall and grabbing some guy’s head. Then, it all goes south from there. He continuously shows up and stalks whoever you’re playing as around until you can either drop him for a while, or lose him all together. All in all: terrifying.
But only a few days after the release of the beloved Capcom remake, Mr. X got a new identity as a meme. What was once a very horrible encounter, people had turned into a meme. Well, into several memes. A few, just to show them:
— Pingi (@Oni_Music) January 26, 2019
Sound warning below:
LEON: *takes 1 step*
— ️Lulu️ (@luulubuu) February 8, 2019
— Chibi Fernando (@Chibi_Fernando) February 9, 2019
Though outside of just creating silly images of the constant chase Mr. X brings on, somehow, someway, players began to recognize DMX’s single of “X Gon’ Give it To Ya” matched up perfectly with the introduction scenes of Mr. X, and there were countless videos edited and made for this scene to go about in the DMX vision.
Though watching meme compilations of “Mr. X Gon’ Give it To Ya”, players can now live it out. After a few weeks of the meme’s birth, Steam user DJ Pop immortalized it into a mod over on Steam:
Yes, that’s the actual game playing the song, and not just an edited video. With this mod, whenever players encounter Mr. X in Raccoon Police Department (for both campaigns), Parking Garage and Orphanage (for Claire’s campaign), Upper Sewers (during the Ada section), Green House (during Leon’s campaign), the DMX song will begin to play.
The mod can be downloaded through the Steam workshop and can maybe make the Mr. X sequence a little less stressful, or all the more blood-chilling, depending on how you see it.