The Leben Geist (in German: "Living Ghost") is a Cloven-like creature that was first mentioned in Resistance 2. In this game it is described as being close to three meter (9 feet 10 inches) in height, but thin, with gaunt almost ghoulish features. The creatures are believed to be extremely powerful, being able to destroy a Goliath single-handily without any weapons by releasing a large energy blast and are extremely durable against heavy fire.
In Resistance: Retribution a Leben Geist is actually seen lying on the ground next to an intel describing it; in this game it is shown as a roughly human-sized creature in a Russian uniform with very thin, greyish arms and clawed hands. James Grayson speculates that they are a different type of Cloven.