A T-078 Tyrant is a enemy from the Resident Evil series. It was developed on Rockfort Island in the game Resident Evil CODE: Veronica, was specially intended to serve for training purposes with Umbrella’s Special Forces.
It is characterized by it’s blunted claws, which act as battering rams. T-078 is modified version of T-103 Tyrant. This new Tyrant attacks with fast, strong slams and swipes and also has no weaknesses like a heart outside of its body like earlier models. Because of this, it takes more of a pounding and even is able to withstand rocket blasts unlike the previous types.
As with other T-103s, "078" was developed by genetically-altering the body of a human male through the use of genetic manipulation. This T-103 was noted for being without a limiter coat so as to test the effects of using a T-103 without such a device. Therefore, its blunted claws, which it used as battering rams, may not be present on all other individuals within the the Mass Production Type.
Like many Tyrants, the T-078 is able to mutate into an enhanced form. The known physical changes in the body after the mutation - like all Tyrant-Rs - is increased strength and a longer "slashing claw". An aggressive mutation cause claws to sprout from its right hand and increased T-078's muscle mass. It moves much faster, and is resistant even to explosives. This specimen was killed, when it was hurled out of an airborne transport plane with a box of explosives. It is seeable in resident evil code veronica x. Boarding the plane via the cargo bay door, the Tyrant then mutated into its Super Tyrant form. Claire was able to release a cargo crate from its safety harness, allowing it to be thrown into the B.O.W., sending both out into the sea below.