Ganado, which is Spanish for "cattle", is the generic term for human hosts of a Las Plagas parasite. The creature either enters the body if the host inhales its spores or by direct injection of a Plaga egg.
The Village Ganado's are the former residents of Pueblo who were enlisted into mining the fossilized Plaga underneath the Salazar family castle. In doing so however, they inadvertently inhaled the spores of the Plaga, allowing the parasite to grow within them without their knowing about.
The Ganado's carry various different weapons, including axes, sickles, knives, pitchfork, even sticks of dynamite. Even unarmed ones will use their bare hands as a method of trying to kill you.
This huge monster was awakened by Saddler to prevent strangers from crossing the lake. Del Lago is quite agile despite its size, and very resilient due to its thick hide.
El Gigante is a failed by-product of Los Illuminados' research. The rapid golem-like monster can barely distinguish friend from foe. The giant himself is invulnerable; you can only defeat him by killing the parasite on his back. You need to pelt El Gigante with shots until he holds his head in pain and drops to his knees, after which the parasite will emerge from its spine to defend the host. Attack the parasite before it disappears.
Los Illuminados misused wolves as guinea-pigs for their early Plaga experiments, with remarkable results from the point of view of the cult. The Colmillos have gone mad and pounce on anything that moves. If they sense danger, their backs spout tentacles, enabling them to execute an additional attack.
Bitores Mendez is the Pueblo village chief. Injected with a special Plaga, Mendez is endowed with extraordinary powers. As such, he is a dangerous opponent.
The Garrador is a particularly strong Ganado, who carries an implanted, manipulated form of the parasite on his back. Immune to pain at all other spots, his body is vulnerable where it carries the Plaga. Hitting this spot makes the Garrador stagger; he can basically only be injured there. His eyes have been sewn shut during the painful operation, he is fully reliant on hearing, which is acute indeed.
Armaduras are an experimental project to grow Plagas without a living host - the suits of armour contain Plagas that mimic human movement. Therefore, their manoeuvres seem awkward and clumsy. If they take too much damage, the Plagas will emerge to defend their mechanical housing. In some Armaduras, the Plaga is not yet large enough to keep total control of its armour. These opponents can only execute a single blow before they perish.
These are mere by-products of experiments conducted by Los Illuminados on humans and animals. These creatures avoid broad daylight, tending to stay in dark places. As a rule, Novistadors appear in swarms, so be watchful when you encounter your first specimen. There are tow types of Novistador - the strong one can turn invisible, while the weak one can fly.
Salazar, castellan of ancient lineage, is an adult despite his child-like stature. He is host to a mother parasite that is capable of producing new Plagas. He submits himself, along with his remaining aide, to a large Plagas structure, transforming into a mutant with ferocious attack power and deadly speed. You need to cause precise damage to its weakest areas, particularly its large eye, in order for the true Salazar to reveal itself. Only by defeating him will put an end to his creation.
U-3 is one more monstrous Los Illuminados guinea-pig. The experiment combining man and beast with the help of Las Plagas failed spectacularly. The deformed horror was banned from the earth's surface and now spends its miserable life guarding access to the sand fortress in the container cave.
These fearsome, highly developed species are the latest creations of the Los Illuminados experiments. Their superior metabolism is capable of regenerating lost body parts within seconds. Fortunately, the speed in which the monsters can move is far from satisfactory fro the cult. This is due to a lack of communication between the individual Plagas that control their host from various spots on its body. Like chameleons, the parasites adapt to the Regenerator's skin and only become visible with infrared view.