"HUNK" is the codename of an unnamed Umbrella Security Service commando, member of the ill-fated Alpha Team in the service of the Umbrella Corporation. HUNK's actions take place "behind-the-scenes" of the main events of the Raccoon City incident, but his actions made a significant effect for later years.
“ This is war; survival is your responsibility... ”
—HUNK on the radio to an injured trooper.
Next-to nothing is known about HUNK's history; or even his real name for that matter. The earliest piece of information relating to him is that he was trained at the Rockfort Island Military Training Facility in 1996. HUNK has carried out a large number of successful operations, many of which he was the only one to return alive from, earning him the nickname "Mr. Death". He is a member of Umbrella's special forces; specifically the Security Service, and successfully recovered the G-virus from Raccoon City; despite losing his entire unit. Cold, silent, and devoid of emotion, he is a ruthless operative.
“ Stop it! You might hit the sample! ”
—HUNK, to a trigger-happy comrade.
On 22 September 1998, HUNK operated in the two-man Alpha team, in a mission involving several USS teams. Their mission: to break into the Raccoon City Underground Research Facility and steal the G-virus from William Birkin.
Cornering him in his laboratory, HUNK initially tried to reason with the scientist, but Birkin was adamant in not surrendering his life's work. Although armed with a loaded Handgun in his hand, he wasn't a match for the two USS members' H&K MP5s and he slowly backed away. Inadvertently knocking over a coffee mug; the sudden noise led to the second USS member emptying his magazine in to the doctor.
HUNK berated his subordinate for the action, which could have damaged the sample case; leaving the virus potentially damaged and irretrievable, and left Birkin's workstation with samples of the G-virus, along with samples of the t-virus, which were also present in Birkin's case. With their main objective complete, the team headed through the tram into the sewer to reach their extraction point.
While en route, they were confronted by Birkin, who had injected himself with a sample of the G-virus shortly after his confrontation with HUNK. Birkin, now a horrifically-mutated monstrosity named "G", relentlessly pursued the commandos and exacted revenge. After finishing off HUNK's team, Birkin crushed several vials of "t" and G-virus from the spilled-open sample case, and subsequently sewer rats spread the virus throughout the city via the sewer network, which in turn would spread into the water supply.
Unconcious for nearly 8 days in the sewers only HUNK survived Birkin's attack. Unmoved by his comrades' demise, he focused his efforts only on returning the surviving sample to his superiors. After regaining contact with his team's helicopter pilot, HUNK arranged to meet him on the roof of the Police Station. Hunk used his limited ammunition wisely and with his cold-blooded attitude, he managed to reach the roof top without any hesitation.
As he made his way to safety, the open channel of HUNK's radio picked up a wide variety of transmissions such as the police's doomed attempts to fight the zombies, the last broadcast of a surrounded radio station, advertisements for various Umbrella products, and even the dying pleas of Goblin 6 - a fellow U.S.S. Commando, being overrun by the zombies and creatures, with HUNK refusing to assist her. After making his way through the precinct, HUNK reached the roof, set off a flare, and was extracted by helicopter and successfully escaped Raccoon City. What happened to HUNK following the fall of the Umbrella is unknown.
HUNK is a playable character in the non-canon game, The Mercenaries minigame in Resident Evil 4. His appearance differs from Resident Evil 2, as he now wears an elongated gas mask with red eye holes (which was to be his canonical appearance from then on). He also has a radio masking-taped to his back. He is armed with a customized Brügger & Thomet MP9. It has a AN/PEQ laser unit mounted to the right of the heavily-reinforced barrel shroud with a pressure switch wire running to the foregrip, as well as a folding wire stock, a non-protruding barrel, a shroud-mounted handguard, and an extended magazine. Much like Leon and Ada's TMP's, the front iron sight is dropped flat.