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Chariot is the 1st level boss in The House of the Dead and one of the major antagonists in The House of the Dead videogame series. He wields a large reaver for melee combat. His body is covered by metal armor except at his left chest, so player can only shoot him at the left chest. When chariot's health run low, he will lose his armor and player can shoot him at any points until Chariot dies.
The Chariot (Type 27) was the first unique mutation faced by Rogan and G during their investigation into Curien's experiments. Chariot was a large armoured creature wielding a halberd-like weapon. With this weapon, it hit Sophie (Rogan's fiancee), wounding her. When weakened sufficiently, Chariot's armour would fall off, revealing raw red flesh underneath. In a last ditch attempt to kill the Agents, Chariot attacked in this form, but was easily gunned down.
Chariot is unique amongst the bosses in this game because of the fact that it is indeed very weak without its armour. Most, if not all, of the other bosses are relatively resistant to bullets when they are fired at their bare skin. Chariot is barely stronger than a chainsaw wielding zombie when its armour has been destroyed, making it one of the weakest bosses in the entire series. A similar mutation, named Kuarl, is fought in House of the Dead 2 as part of the Judgment. However, unlike Chariot, Kuarl is completely encased in armor from headless neck to toe, and it does not shed its armor at all.
House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn
Chariot has been revealed to be a boss in the upcoming House of the Dead: Scarlet Dawn. He received a major upgrade, having armor in almost every part of his body. His weak point is his body and for the first part of the fight he's nearly invincible for all attacks. However once the player received a RPG and hits The Chariot once, a part of his armor breaks, revealing his exposed glowing body, his weak point
Chariot is an undead humanoid clad with a suit of metallic armor that covered his entire body. His head is covered with a gas mask-type coverage allowing it to breath. The armor itself is strong enough to protect the figure but must have been damaged when gunfire is impacted on it. The reason of his armor outfit use is because it's flesh isn't strong enough to withstand ammunition which explains the red scar on it's right breastplate is it's weakness and why he vomits green fluids when bullets penetrate through. Aside from the suit of armor, he carries a bardiche as a weapon to defend itself.
In its Scarlet Dawn iteration, Chariot has a similar form, but a much larger profile. Its weak point's also changed from chest to its joints.
- The Chariot is the only boss from the first game not to be featured in The House of the Dead 2's flashback.
- Whenever the Chariot's armor is shed, its flesh has been shown as either a green or red color depending on which version of the game you are playing. According to fans (citation needed), the later versions introduced the green skin, because the red skinned Chariot was thought to resemble a "normal zombie" too much.