The Empress (Codename: 1210) is a brutish undead monster and a boss in The House of the Dead 4.


Empress is a large mutant creature who posseses a lean blue body, a pair of glowing red eyes, and uses an oversized-double-ended chainsaw.


The swift, agile, undead assassin Empress (Type 1210) is a powerful enemy. While she possesses a lean blue body (and glowing red eyes), the Empress is surprisingly strong, able to lift her almost-comically oversized double-ended chainsaw and using it to slice through the subway cars of the train she is fought in. She physically resembles the Emperr, although her power pales in comparison.

Her entire body is vulnerable to damage, but shooting her head will cause her to recoil. Some fans also say that the Empress almost completely resembles Strength. Despite the aforementioned titanic chainsaw, she can make great bounds and leaps as well as cling to a variety of surfaces.

Taking the subway into zombie-infested streets from an underground shopping district, the agents narrowly avoid attacks by Type 1210. The Empress takes advantage of the train by attacking while her vulnerable head is sometimes covered as she moves closer to the agents. The sleek blue creature silently reassured the agents of her purpose as she tore through the subway cars one by one attempting to kill them. The Empress makes no attempt to hide her athletic prowess as she leaps from the interior to the exterior of the subway train, tearing it up as she goes.

Eventually, reaching the end of the train, she makes one final mad dash at the agents, but is swiftly put down through a hail of gunfire. Mortally wounded, she falls through an open doorway onto the opposite track, where she is run over by a speeding train going the other way.




  • Despite being named the Empress and possessing similar characteristics to the Emperor, Type 1210 appears to be more closely related to Strength from HOTD2. In fact, before their mutations, the Empress and Strength might have been related.