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  • Why didn't Saddler just let Leon take Ashley back to America and not tell him about the parasite inside them? Wouldn't it have been more surprising to them when she morphs into a mindless Ganados and turns all of America into ganados.
  • How excatly was Saddler's plan supposed to work, if I remember, the Plagas is spread through microbes in the air or injecting into the body, turning Ashley into a ganado would have not done anything. She would have killed people but not reanimated anybody.
    • The Ganados aren't mindless. The Ganados are under Saddler's direct control.
    • Yes, but still, one person who can't do anything would take over the country? Am I really missing something here? I never collected all the memos by the way.
      • The plan was to inject her with the Plaga, hold her for ransom, then give her back once the ransom was paid. The Plaga probably would have hatched around the same time the ransom was paid, allowing Saddler to control her and plant a Plaga on her, which she would then inject her father with because the man will undoubtedly hug his daughter when he sees her. Once he has control of the President, the rest of the American government will soon follow, then the United States, then the world. Ashley was needed, not because she was some badass fighter, quite the contrary. She was required because she was weak(and thus unable to defend herself from Saddler's Ganados)and because she could get close to those who were actually in power. That was it. As far as Saddler was concerned, that was her sole purpose. The ransom was likely to throw off suspicion(why would terrorists just give the hostage back without a struggle?) as well as for funding when it came to weapons and the like.
  • Resident Evil 4 was my first RE game. Lots of fun. But, um, what's the deal with the Merchant? How does he get there? How does he survive in Ganado-infested Spain? There aren't safer, more efficient uses of his talents?
    • I agree. It's also shown when you play as Ada that she uses him as well. Presumably Saddler and the Plagas would find him and put a stop to him...
      • Take a close look at the merchant, specifically the area around his eyes. There's some sort of infection there, though whether it's the Plagas or something else is impossible to tell. Plus, if you kill him, another one will show up at another store location. In other words, the merchant is unimportant. He's there to provide weapons as a gameplay element. That's all.
    • This troper and her cousin had a theory that the Merchants were Ganados that Saddler and Co. order to specifically to sell weapons on the black market to fund Los Illuminatos' various terrorists ventures. It exlpains why there are so many of them (bringing the product to the consumer!) and why they aren't violent (hard to do business that way). Why they are all placed at key strategic points along Leon's investigation we never were able to rationalize.
    • Noticed something interesting on my second playthrough. The Merchant is waiting for you at the bottom of Salazar's pit after he dumps you down there. There's a corpse lying near The Merchant, and he seems to be wearing a robe. Probably just one of the zombies who went off course, but perhaps it's a replacement Merchant?
      • No one has mentioned his thick Cockney accent? What is this Brit doing in the middle of nowhere, Spain, with an arsenal large enough to fuel a war throughout Europe. Better yet, why doesn't the Ganados just buy weapons off of the Merchant?
        • Not enough cash, Stranger!
    • What is with the Merchant? He's definitely infected -- he has weird, blotchy, discolored marks around his eyes, oddly luminescent eyes, and his fingers are the same deathly-pale shade you see some of the Ganados take. The real question is why does he sell you things instead of trying to kill you like all the others?
      • Okay, new question: what is with the Merchant's hands? At first, I just thought he was wearing brown fingerless gloves, with pale white fingers... but looking closer, it looks like the brown part is also part of his skin. I think I might've seen some exposed bone, but it's hard to tell for sure.
      • They're just fingerless knit gloves. They only look like part of his skin because the designers simply drew a texture over his hands instead of rendering actual gloves on his hands like they did for Leon.
    • There was a guess or theory somewhere that said that the Merchant is actually a Ganado, which would account for his appearance, and why he doesn't sell you things while you're being attacked by Plagas-infested something-or-others. As to why he sells you stuff in the first place, check out the WMG on it. Quite simply: He does it for the lulz.
    • It's possible that the Merchants were infected but somehow resisted the mind control of the main plagas. They can't exactly fit in with the rest of the Ganados, they can't leave because of what it's done to their body, and a guy's gotta eat.
    • Or perhaps they managed to get their hands on a slightly lower quality version of the same virus that Wesker used in order to gain immortality.
      • Nah, Wesker's virus
    • It's stated in one of the files, that if the infectee has a higher drive in life or something like that, then the plaga facillitates that. Like if they wanted to be a researcher more than anything, it would make them take For Science! Up to Eleven Presumably the merchant's drive was get some more cash, stranger.
    • I think the answer to the "what's the deal with the Merchant?" question is that he's a gameplay mechanic, and he doesn't exist as far as the canonical story is concerned. Just look at Resident Evil 5. That game had the same Merchant mechanic, but with no actual Merchant. Instead, the guns just spontaneously appear or spontaneously get stronger, and the money then spontaneously disappears.
  • When Mendez confronts you in the Shed Of Death outside the village gates, he grabs you by the throat and starts to choke the life out of you. Then he throws you aside, securely locks the doors, turns around and reaches for you. If you don't successfully execute the Action Command, he grabs you, chokes you for a few moments and then effortlessly snaps your neck. So why didn't he just do that when he first grabbed you?
    • I'm guessing that was the developers' way of keeping Leon confined to the shed for the boss battle without using the old "the door is jammed" cop out. As for what Mendez was thinking: no idea.
    • Don't get me wrong, I know what the real reason is: if Mendez does the smart thing and snaps your neck at the first opportunity, game's over. No fun. What I don't understand is why they couldn't have cut the "grabs you, throws you, locks the doors, Action Command" sequence. Leon steps a few feet into the shed. Mendez appears behind him. Mendez tries to grab him. Action Command activated, Leon survives, rolls away. Blows up barrel of gas, bisects Mendez, boss fight starts as before. The player isn't asked to do more or less than he was, and it makes more sense.
      • But that still wouldn't explain the door being unable to open for Leon to escape.
    • I got the impression that Mendez thought it would be harder to kill Leon than it really was, especially considering he'd massacred hundreds of Ganados and two Gigantes. He grabbed Leon, realized Leon might break free somehow and escape like he did with the Gigantes, dropped him, cut off his escape, and then tried to grab him again.
      • That actually makes a bit of sense if you look at the scene really closely. Mendez, while choking Leon for the first time, tilts his head slightly(I think I also might've heard a "hmm..." from him), as if sizing him up and considering whether or not to risk letting him go. He probably figured he could catch him again if he needed to and decided to close the shed just in case Leon somehow manages to escape or if Ada(who shot him before in a similar encounter)decides to save his ass again.
      • That....actually makes a huge amount of sense. The look on his face is seems like he's thinking "Huh. Wait a minute. Last time I was in this situation, I got shot by that spy woman and this guy got away. Let's make sure that doesn't happen again."
  • This is Resident Evil in general, but in several instantanious mutations, where exactly does the extra mass come from? Look at the G-type embryos, for example. Or the G-type in Degeneration.
    • We are talking about a universe, which has several very specific breaks from reality marked as canon. Additional mass and quick mutations are okay in RE universe. You might not like it, but that's how it works here.
    • In the case of G-type creatures like William Birkin (RE 2) or Curtis Miller (Degeneration), the G-Virus is explicitly designed to aid in cellular regeneration. The extra mass probably comes from the fact that each mutation comes after being badly damaged - it's simply growing an ungodly number of cells back to compensate?
      • But that wouldn't create mass. The G-Types should still have the same ammount of mass within them as when they began the transformation. So, logically, they would have to be spread out* Which may lead to the hunger for flesh...* But still, they have been shown as very heavy. Especially with the muscle tissue to punch hole through the roof of a train car and ripping an elevator out of it's shaft and tossing it across the room.
        • It makes even less sense than that, considering that when one of those monsters is badly injured, it'll probably have LESS living mass due to traumatic injury. The only conclusion we can come to is that the various monsters in Resident Evil violate the laws pertaining to conservation of mass.
        • Uroboros gives sort of an explanation. The virus uses flesh as food to grow. That's why Excella's version is getting bigger and bigger after eating the corpses...
        • The most blatant instance of gaining mass is Irving's transformation. He starts off human, falls into the water and comes out the size of a large boat.
        • This troper assumed he merged with a pack...nest...pod...group of swimming crocodiles or something.
        • While an excellent idea, you gotta admit mate, it'd take a lot of crocodiles to have beefed up Irvine the way it did. I like to think there just happened to be wayward Blue Whale chilling out below that Irvine noticed, ate and digested in the 7 seconds between him entering and coming out of the lake. Like Kirby's nightmarish cousin, or something.
        • I thought of it more as the thing was already there, set up as another BOW trap like with the first Uroboros versus Alpha Team. The "Irving" part was just that fleshy sack the big giant fish spit out, while the rest was just a pre-built BOW. Similar justifications were pretty much explicit in the case of Ramon Salazar from Resident Evil 4.
        • Also, how would he immediatly know how to use all of these things? The giant tentacles, and three part jaw, the feelers...Do Las Plaga's give you Instant Expert juice?
      • Considering how clumsy all of those attacks were, he probably didn't.
    • This is a game that prides itself on its Fridge Logic and Camp, and we are sitting here wondering why it doesn't obey the law of conservation of mass? Hell, what about Neptune and Plant-42? How did those get so big. And where the hell was Saddler hiding his mutation? This seems like as good of a place for an MST3K Mantra as any place.
      • Saddler's mutation is pretty plausible considering conservation of mass. Ada nearly emptied an entire TMP clip into his backside and it bounced off him like his skin was super-thick or something, so the guy probably did weigh a couple tons. Same to same with Mendez, only less advanced.
      • Neptune and Plant 42 ate things. They were a shark and giant meat eating plant. And Saddler apparently has some funky plaga going on there, so I can't reallly say.
    • Going back to the original question, in regards to the T and G virus mutations, its important to note that cellular growth DOES create mass. You yourself are an example. When you're born, you're only about 6-9 pounds, but a full grown man averages around 200 lbs. If cellular growth didn't create mass, then the law of C.O.M. would dictate you would have been a 200 pound fetus, and your mother wouldn't have been able to walk. The mutations could be a result of just obscenely fast cell growth, and the line in RE 2 about "regeneration" might simply have been a poor choice of words. HAVING SAID THAT, however, it would take an ungodly amount of energy to fuel that growth, so why Birkin doesn't immediately go nappies after his mutations is still up in the air.
  • So, according to Separate Ways, after Ada shoots Mendez up in his house and he busts out the window after her, he manages to knock her unconscious. Some hours later, the Ganados haul Ada off to sacrifice her on that stone altar in the cliffs. During the ritual, she wakes back up at the last second and manages to escape. My question is, if the Ganados are smart enough to know to tie up Leon and Luis, why don't they tie up Ada, too? It would have prevented her from escaping (or at least made it a slightly more challenging prospect) and they had plenty of time to do it. I smell a case of Villain Ball in action.
    • Personal Opinion: Sexism at work. As Ada is female, the Ganados, in their regressed state and level (or lack) of intelligence may have viewed her as physically weaker, and as such, restraints were unnecessary. If you noticed, Mendez wasn't WITH them when they started doing the sacrifice, meaning that, if they did restrain her, they untied her. Is it still extremely stupid? Yes, but I'm just trying to explain something that happened because the plot said so.
    • Sexism sure didn't save that lady skewered through the face at the beginning of the game. Also, if she was down for the count until they raised the ax, then she probably didn't seem like much of a problem.
  • Small one, this, but: in Zero, you can create Molotov cocktails with which to torch leech zombies. Not really a problem, except for the fact that you can do this while playing solo with Rebecca, and can do so before Billy finds fuel for his otherwise-useless lighter. How does it ignite? Does Rebecca have a tinderbox handy?
    • Perhaps. Mercenaries Reunion hints that she's something of a pyro, as one of her special attacks is a flame spray.
  • Why would Salazar morph with the second Verdugo, when A) It would have been easier and quicker to just send the nigh-invulnerable Verdugo after him, and B) Salazar would be stuck forever in that chamber as the plant/Gandos/man mashup?
    • But Leon's already killed the first Verdugo. Granted, it wasn't easy, but he did it. Salazar, who doesn't seem to be in the greatest mental state at that point, probably just threw up his hands and said, "If I want something done right..." Sadly, he didn't know I had a rocket launcher.
    • I didn't expect the rocket to kill him.....too bad it didn't work some well on any one else
    • Also, I'm guessing Salazar and Verdugo #2 can detach from the giant plant thing after killing Leon.
    • Also, we should remember, Salazar is part of the cult. To some degree, at least. If he's a true believer, becoming part of this greater Plagas creature is like ascending to a higher plane.
    • My view is, Salazar didnt know HOW Leon defeated the Verdugo. All he knows is that the first one evidently wasn't as invincible as he had thought. If he had know it was due to a conveniently placed item, he probably would have just sent the second one.
      • There isn't much point questioning the villains of he series, RE 4 and Code Veronica in particular. They're about the level of Saturday morning cartoon bad guys. "Your small time, Saddler!"
  • Wesker has something that allows him to become super-fast, super-strong, and functionally immortal with at most a few months of incubation, and whose only distinguishing feature can be concealed by sunglasses. Why, then, is he so eager to get his hands on the Veronica virus, which required 15 years of incubation to have a favourable effect?
    • Because the Wesker virus kills the ridiculous majority of humans it is injected into. If Wesker managed to get together 50,000 mooks and controlled their minds somehow, and then then used that virus on them, it is statistically very likely that every single one would die. His godlike strength and speed have always been his ace in the hole, too - no way would he spread that around even if he could. The Veronica virus he could at least sell.
    • Six years ago, this troper had a case of I Knew It! while discussing the issue with a fellow player. I accuratly predicted that Wesker's super virus wasn't perfect and requiered some special stuff just to keep it up and running. It is a major plot point of the final chapter of RE5, and Wesker one and only weakness. That probably also what made this virus useless for a Super Soldier program like the one Irving was working on. Imagine that Wesker body need something that probably cost more than 200000 bucks the shot and need one shot per 24 hours just to keep running correctly.
    • Because Wesker is looking for viral components to further human evolution through brutual, destructive mutation. T-Veronica fits that like a glove. His Evil Plan has no need for supersoldier serums or viruses.
      • Since when though? From veronica and 4 it seemed like he wanted the viruses so he could restart umbrella with himself as the executive, since umbrella would then have a monopoly. Hell Krauser said as much. He wanted to rule, why the hell would he want to make everyone superpowered? The whole evolution thing showed up in the last 20 minutes of the game, like they only had a weekend to finish the script!
      • Krauser is A) insane) B speculating, and C) not Wesker. And Wesker having access to viruses would give him money, which is very important for someone planning to do what he did.
    • Also, I got the impression Wesker is smart enough to not want to spread around his supersoldier virus. It gives him a critical edge, and the last thing he needs is someone from the BSAA getting their hands on it and either synthesizing a countermeasure or boosting up all their agents to match him.
      • That being said, he does develop the P30 serum to temporarily enhance Jill and control her mind, though he himself mentions in the library files that it is unreliable and requires constant injection, which makes it difficult to use on a wide scale.
  • Are Chris Redfield's muscles at all realistic? This is a really weird question to ask given it's a game involving mutating super zombie soldiers, but something about Chris seemed REALLY off. Ironically, Wesker felt more natural to me despite the aformentioned super soldier-ness.
    • Well Chris' muscles are within the realm of possibility. Pro football players can put on that kind of muscle mass. But they train their whole lives to do it, and Chris was not nearly that big as of Code Veronica 11 canon years before. This troper speculates that the Umbrella research into super drugs probably led to some lesser benefits, like advanced steroids. And that Chris, who knows his arch enemy is a super-human monster, would be highly motivated to take them to try to even the fight. Couple an intense weight-training regimen with some chemical enhancement and maybe. Roid rage would even explain the boulder-punching ridiculousness.
      • Yikes, thanks for that. Makes Chris seem realistic, if a bit of a nut, but still...his body scares me regardless.
        • I have this bodybuilding magazine where they had these freaks, these absolute freaks that made the Governator look tiny. Here's one of them.
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          Here's a good shot of Chris for comparison.
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          From personal experience I bulk out quite a bit just from light weights, so assuming Chris threw everything he had into becoming a peak physical speciman then I'd say it's possible.
          • Ignoring whether or not its plausible, wouldn't you want to beef up if you had your ass handed to you the last time you saw your "rival"? Considering how badly Wesker beat the crap out of Chris, he probably wanted to try to be on equal footing, or at least strong enough to beat the hell out of him if he could hit him.
      • As ridiculous as it was for Chris to move a boulder via punches, this has been shown to be possible. You just have to be really, REALLY desperate.
        • Like the story of the mother lifting a tractor off her crushed son?
        • I can't remember where I heard this from, but apparently some boulders aren't completely solid and have a lot of space in them, reducing the weight. If that's true then the bolder wouldn't be as heavy as it looked, and combine that with desperation and adreliline then Chris could have knocked it over.
      • As I understand it, volcanic rock in particular is very porous, and lighter than most other types of rock.
      • I'm sticking with my theory: Chris politely asked the boulder to move in the the language of Punch; the only language giant rocks understand.
  • Can viruses like the Progenitor virus actually come from a flower? I know they have viruses, but do they actually have ones that could affect a human that badly?
    • Considering what else viruses can do in this setting, the idea of a rare virus being able to cross-infect species like that seems perfectly plausible.
      • We are forgetting that they engineer this virus. The base virus may come from the plant, and, through modification of the coding, TAH-DAH! Progenitor Virus samples.
  • Ummm...are there really people still in Africa who live in tribal huts, wear grass skirts, and use spears? How bad of a Did Not Do the Research example is this?
    • They were an isolated group who had been routinely trodden on and kept hidden away by corporations abusing the tribe. It's told in-game how they were slowly being brought out of this by Tricell, but...well. Tricell's own intentions weren't exactly noble.
    • Yes to the grass huts and spears, no to the clothes (except for ceremonial reasons). There are still some groups who do the hunter/rancher thing, and use spears when guns are too difficult to keep clean and operable. But western clothes are pretty common. In fact, a lot of those groups wind up with the T-Shirts made for teams that lose championship games.
    • You can find a diary from a boy who was a member of the African tribe who mentions that the Plagas they were infected with was causing the tribesmen to revert to traditional ways, as well. That actually makes sense, when you consider how the Ganados were also effected in RE4, and almost all of them reverted as well. Plagas victims seem to revert to more primitive and traditional states as one of the side-effects of the infection.
  • Why did it take 8 years for anyone to find Ozwell E. Spencer? It's one thing if he was hiding in Siberia or in the middle of a desert, but the guy was wheelchair bound and living in a giant cliff-side mansion. Plus, when someone did rat out his location, why would the BSAA send two lightly-armed operatives who would most likely be violating international law instead of notifying the United States government that the man that forced the purging of Raccoon City has just been found?
    • WRT to mansion; just because he was in a giant mansion doesn't mean he's visible. If he never comes out of the mansion or tightly controls information coming out of the mansion, no one would know he was there. I mean, for heavens' sakes, they hid the fact that Alexia wasn't in her mansion for fifteen years, to the point that even Wesker didn't know she wasn't there.
      • Alfred did make a damn convincing woman for a while, and Rockfort also had a lab that Alexia could have been in. Perhaps Wesker was simply doing a sweep of old Umbrella haunts looking for her.
    • WRT the BSAA: the BSAA sent their agents there because they were allowed to pick Spencer up without violating international law in the first place. American agents would have violated international law. And keep in mind, they were being sent to arrest a wheelchair-bound old man; they weren't being sent to fight Wesker. Two agents with pistols is almost overkill.
      • International law is a great concept, but Ozwell Spencer is responsible for 30x as many American deaths as Osama bin Laden. If there was even the slightest hope of catching him, the 82nd Airborne would be landing on his doorstep and the UN can send a bill later. However, given the abysmal track record of Red Shirt Armies in the Resident Evil universe, its possible that they * did* send more than Jill and Chris, but they were the only ones who survived.
      • And the 82nd Airborne would have been shot down for violating the national sovreignity of (insert country here). Which is especially pointless when there already exists an organization specifically tasked with capturing him and has international mandate to do so. Sending in American soldiers without the permission of the country in question is an invasion. BSAA agents can enter the country without causing a massive international incident that results in a war.
        • Sending in American soldiers without the permission of the country in question is an invasion. Yes, perhaps you noticed when the United States did that twice in the past 8 years, to catch men with substantially less American blood on their hands then Spencer.
      • Yes, and in both cases those men had armies backing them up. Spencer doesn't. And one of those instances resulted in a political and military quagmire that's still ongoing eight years after said invasion was finished. If OIF still happened in this timeline (which is questionable, considering there's a completely different Presidency this time around) the USA would be even more hesitant to commit troops to an invasion and war when they could let the people who have the international mandate and legal jurisdiction take care of it instead with vastly less bloodshed and political fallout.
        • When Osama bin Laden was actually assassinated by American special forces, they did so in violation of international law. And no one gave a shit, because it was Osama bin Laden. Spencer is far worse.
      • No one said that it had to be soldiers, and American investigators could still have tried to obtain information without physically going to arrest Spencer. Hell, Umbrella did so much damage to the world (i.e. Rockfort and Sheena Islands, the Spencer Rain, that base in Siberia) that any industrialized nation he was hiding in or near would have at least tried to do SOMETHING. Plus, it isn't made exactly clear when the BSAA was reformed by the UN, making Chris and Jill's operation a violation of international law anyway.
      • "No one said it had to be soldiers" - um, what was that part about "If there was even the slightest hope of catching him, the 82nd Airborne would be landing on his doorstep"? And who said they didn't try to obtain said information in the first place? And we don't know what country he was hiding in. Spencer could have easily been paying off a government - especially a third world one - to cover up his presence.
      • "Plus, it isn't made exactly clear when the BSAA was reformed by the UN, making Chris and Jill's operation a violation of international law anyway." No. Doing some quick fact-checking (Jill's entry in the library files), prior to the fight with Wesker, Jill and Chris were both part of the BSAA and conducted a number of operations across the globe, including "arresting smugglers in Europe." They wouldn't be able to conduct arrests without the UN policing mandate, which means that the BSAA was under UN control prior to the fight at Spencer's estate. They were operating legally when they went to arrest Spencer.
      • WRT Rockfort, Sheena, Spencer Rain, Siberia: Both Dead Aim and Survivor are non-canon. Ignoring non-canon games, that brings us down to Rockfort and Siberia. Umbrella owns Rockfort, so no one would care if Umbrella shat in its own backyard. The Russians would be pissed at Umbrella, so that makes the USA and Russia pissed at Spencer. Too bad he's got pretty much the rest of the world to hide in, his own personal army, and every third-world country, paramilitary organization, and terrorist group in the world champing at the bit to get their hands on his products and thus would have a vested interest in keeping him safe. And even with all that, he managed to hide out a grand total of less than a few years before the BSAA found him and came knocking.
        • Just FYI, and as much as it pain me, Sheena island is canon, as it was cited in the prologue of the very canon RE 0. With that in mind, Sheena is still just Rockfort bis.
          • Ignoring the small amount of places that Umbrella destroyed, the company was a cover for ILLEGAL BIO-WEAPON MANUFACTURING! That would be guarenteed to piss many countries off. Also, if you read Sheva Alomar's Personnel file, you would find that her parents were killed because they knew vital information about a B.O.W. test. Now, Umbrella was paying off the government, but as soon as this information was known to the public, that would piss off a LOT MORE PEOPLE!
      • Yes, which is why there is an international special forces/police organization dedicated to bringing down bio-organic-weapon-related threats in the first place. Umbrella pissed a lot of folks off, which is why the BSAA was created - to hunt down people just like them.
      • But why send 2 pistol equipped agents to capture a guy who might have a DOZEN TYRANTS in his freezer? For christ's sake, seeing how much experience they have with bioweapons, they could have at least brought shotguns!
        • Because they had dozens of heavily armed soldiers as backup? Did you somehow miss the fact that there were two entire platoon-sized teams of BSAA soldiers operating in the same area at the same time as Chris and Sheva?
        • In Africa they did. Not when they went after Spencer. They just send Chris and Jill with handguns. If they had whole platoons backing them up, there would have at least been a perimeter to prevent people from escaping. Plus, more than two people would have entered the creepy mansion. (considering every single other umbrella building in the world seem to be filled with hundreds of deadly monsters or dozens of gun toting soldiers, or both.)
      • We don't actually get to see very much of the mansion itself during that scene. For all we know, there were dozens of BSAA agents moving through the mansion hunting for Spencer.
      • It's also possible they were in the general area on a previous mission and just received the new intel from Mission Control. Having already been through these disasters they would possibly feel confident enough to make themselves a strike force and gain a foothold while backup is flown in. Could also account for being lightly armed. Maybe members of their team died on the previous mission and they wanted to take only what they needed, giving them a surplus of ammo at least, seeing as advanced bio-weapons can easily wreck weapons with brute strength. Their bird returns their fallen comrades and comes back fully loaded to kick ass.
    • It's freaking Chris and Jill. Sending in the 82nd would have been a waste. Spencer could have easily had a dozen Tyrants so they sent someone really Badass.
  • Um, why don't the protagonists turn into zombies? They were bitten, clawed, stabbed, etc. I know Jill is a bit of an exception because she received a vaccine, which makes another question, why didn't they mass produce this vaccine in the early days of the virus when it was first discovered?
    • Technically you can finish the game (Remake, 0, 1, 2, 3, Veronica) without being bitten, clawed or stabbed. No damage run is hard, but very possible (And that is actually canon, the only would Leon got in RE 2 was a bullet wound to the shoulder). Outbreak #1 and #2 feature people living within the city, drinking water containing the virus (Thanks to Birkin's rampage in the sewers and rats spreading this crap around), so they are infected from the start. G-virus and Las Plagas are spread only by injecting the embryo/egg/mature parasite and are not spread via bodily fluids/biting/clawing, which explains Ada not turning when she was injured by Birkin (Plus, those #4 and #5 games are set AFTER the third game, so the vaccinations are probably an obligatory action for people directly involved with counter-bioterrorism).
    • Vaccine used for Jill did not exist when Carlos arrived at the hospital. The doctor's diary states that the building was overcrowded with infected, he himself was bitten and turning, he always carried a gun with him to commit suicide and the diary entry ends with "Now I'm starting to feel the same hunger the patients had", so the cure was never completed. The rumours about it spread around though, that's why Nikholai was tasked with destroying the hospital in the first place. Carlos was lucky to find all the components, solve the puzzle in the lab, and get the only sample of the cure.
    • Its not fun playing a zombie.
    • Well Actually....
      • Says who? This troper thinks a game where you shamble around looking for people to devour would be pretty cool.
        • Setting aside beauty and the beholder and all that, the RE universe is who says. Most of the time as a RE "zombie" you are stuck as part of a hive mind collective, the rest of the time you are a mindless instincts driven killing shell of a human being. There isn't much gameplay beyond "press b to moan" or "press a to not notice player stomping around behind you with echo-y foot steps" and such in the RE universe. For an possible explanation look below: The herbs around the place retard the zombie process?
    • WRT to the T-Virus cure, it was locked up in a safe in an Umbrella hospital, and no one believed the S.T.A.R.S. team when they reported the zombies and the T-Virus until Raccoon started suffering an acute case of zombieitis. Even if they had a cure for the T-Virus, they wouldn't have had time to manufacture it, especially seeing how they lacked important things like a dedicated facility for manufacturing it in the first place.
    • If Outbreak is canon, there's an out-and-out T-Virus cure that one of the Raccoon University professors developed. But rather than mention that, in typical Poor Communication Kills fashion, he just leaves a vague note for George to find and then sequesters himself in his office until he is murdered. s for why the protagonists don't get infected, some speculate that the herbs do it. Considering you find the herbs as potted plants, the rest of the city seems ignorant of their medical use.
      • It's probably the herbs. Everything in Raccoon including every animal in the zoo and the plants mutated. (you might argue plant 43 was made in a lab, the plants in the hospital, not so much) Birds, bugs, dogs, sharks, frogs, aligators, and people mutated, but the herbs were completely unchanged. If I wanted a cure, I'd look at the herbs!
    • Not everybody infected with the T-Virus turns into a zombie. Perhaps Wesker delibratly screened the STARS applicants for that resistance. It would add a bit of credibility for Rebecca, and explain why Kevin wasn't allowed in* As we can see, he can be Zombified* and...well, maybe he messed up a bit on Forest's background. Oh, and Carlos, Leon and Billy are lucky, while Ada was also screened by Wesker, Bruce/Fong Ling/Ark Thompson were screened by the governmets, and Claire is Chris's sister.
      • That doesn't fit, a lot of the STARS that died became zombies, such as Forest or Brad. Unless you mean they are immune while living and only turn on dying?
        • Yep, that's what I meant.
      • That'd make sense. Whatever natural immunity they have to the virus would vanish once they die and their immune systems stop working anyway.
    • It's possible the T-virus is not nearly as aggressive as we've been led to believe and a person with a strong enough immune system can fight it off (which would explain why the protagonists inevitably manage to run into uninfected humans even long after the city has been overrun with zombies). Alternatively, the T-virus might not be as easily transmitted as we've been led to believe. Maybe it doesn't take a single bite or a single scratch. Maybe you need a significant dose of the T-virus before you turn.
    • In my opinion the virus immunity has nothing to do with herbs. They are found absolutely everywhere right across the world meaning they are probably cheap and easy to grow - if they helped at all there would be far more survivors in Raccoon city. It makes far more sense if the immunity was caused by first aid sprays which are incredibly rare and therefore bloody expensive. There is also canon evidence that the medical branch of Umbrella developed the sprays, if that is true then what do Umbrella produce that heal injuries? * the viruses!* every can of first aid spray contains a miniscule amount of virus that grants healing with an unintentional side effect of gradually building up virus immunity. Enough for minor bites and scrapes but not enough for a Nemesis tentacle through the chest.
    • This troper has been under the impression that in game canon, the characters are never bitten/clawed/ect/ect. The only exceptions were Jill Valentine and the Outbreak characters, who all required some manner of cure. After all, the characters are only bitten or clawed or whatever if the player screws up. It is possible to get a no-damage run, if you're good enough. (This troper has never managed to do that, but knows people who have. I envy them greatly.)
    • On the subject of the Cure, they did eventually develope a viable vaccine, which was important to the plot in the CG movie. This troper hasn't played RE3, but even if they had the formula (which they probably did in the form of the Mercenary's memory, which isn't exactly the best for a vaccine formula) it would still take several months to years to synthesis a viable, mass producable vaccine they can give to everyone.
    • According to the novelizations (Which probably aren't canon,) Rebecca says that the T-Virus is high communicable (airborne, waterborne, bug/ratborne, etc.) but can only last an hour or so in a dead/zombified host. In all the games, you're showing up a day or two after the outbreak, so there are no 'fresh' zombies to communicate it to you. Still doesn't explain, say, the cop in RE 2.
      • Good old Marvin was unconscious long before Jill arrived and that was officially twelve hours before Leon and Claire. In fact he was actually still pretty mobile in RE 3 given how he disappears after you return from the STARS office. Depending on how good his immune system was he could have easily been sauntering around the RPD with that wound for a good twenty four hours or more. The even bigger question is why Brian Irons didn't hunt him down considering he killed every other cop he came across.
  • It's spelt "ouroboros". That Just Bugged the living hell out of me.
    • Uroboros is an alternative spelling. Similar to honor/honour, etc.
      • And unless they are literally naming it after the legendary ouroboros directly, they can name it however they like to "hip" it up. Ala turning S's to Z's and such.
  • I feel like I missed a part of Wesker's plan. He was planning on covering the entire world in a biological agent that turned everyone except a select few in a writhing mass of worms. And the select few would inherit the Earth. While that is all well and good, what was he planning to do about the hundreds of millions of worm monsters that would cover the planet? There are only so many Kill Sats in the world.
    • Wesker's insane. His plan probably didn't extend past that point.
    • I assumed the 'select few' would be powerful enough to deal with/control the failures. Wesker was damn near invincible after his fusion, don't forget.
    • It's also possible that the Urobouros tentacle monsters break down and die after a short time. All the ones you fight are just after they turn.
  • What is Las Plagas, anyway? Resident Evil 5 might answer this one, but having just played the earlier games and RE4, it's been bugging me for years. The T-virus and other virsues in the series are, well, viruses, but they talk about Las Plagas as a "parasite", that has "spores", and they call the tentacled, spidery things Plagas like they're macroscopic animals. So, um, what are they? Some kind of crustacean, or annelid, parasitic worms, a mollusk gone horribly wrong or what? This troper's best wild mass guess is that it's some kind of fungus, since some real-life fungi can infect insects with tentacle-like filaments, control their behavior, erupt from the host body and cast long-lived spores. Which sort of answers the question, but it still bugs me that nobody in Resident Evil ever even vaguely says what Las Plagas is.
    • There's a probablity that no one in the setting has any idea what Las Plagas is themselves. It could really be anything, and it has already been shown within the setting that there can be sentient and self-aware plants and fungi.
    • I figured they were a sort of parasite. There are numerous creatures that can affect an organisms behaviour these were just very unusual/advanced.
  • Is it just me, or are humans the only animals that become considerably slower upon T-Virus infection? The movements of pretty much every other kind of zombie in the series (dogs, crows, assorted bugs, etc.) are the same as their natural counterparts (sometimes making for them to be frickin' impossible to hit reliably and the more pain-in-the-ass enemies) while infected humans pick up a standard-issue Zombie Gait.
    • It's a cross-species virus, it can't work on every critter the same way plus that would be boring. In case of humans, T-virus turns all the unnecessary body functions off, which technically kills the human. Unfortunately that happens before the virus generates enough electicity to make the brain working again. So we get stupid zombies with severe cases of necrosis who can't even walk properly. After that it needs to get enough energy to transform further, so that's why zombies, well, hunger. The last stage of the mutation is a blind licker, but we don't see that many of them, because not every zombie eats enough and survives long enough, which is pretty hard since they don't know about self-preservation.
      • Or, if you are (un)lucky enough to be amongst 10 of 1.000.000, you will be transformed into a Tyrant.
    • Resident Evil Remake -> Crimson Heads -> "You Have Died"
      • The Lickers can be fast, also. Tyrants use humans as their base organism too, I think, but they are engineered way beyond just hitting them with a virus, so that probably doesn't count. Still, Nemesis is one hell of a fast mutated person.
      • Also, its canon at this point that Crimson Heads and Lickers are of the same mutation, so there's a damn reason why both are retardedly quick to kill you.
  • Why did Wesker try to spread Uroburos even though he didn't know if it would kill him? Since it turned him into a horrible mutant, you've got to assume he would be "rejected" just like the other people you saw it used on. Just doesn't seem like Wesker, he always covers his own ass.
    • Uh, no. Wesker wasn't rejected by Uroburos. This much is obvious from the fact that he wasn't turned into a horrible mindless monster like all the other Uroboros victims. Also, Wesker is insane.
    • He is not crazy. He is just very, very angry. And also pretty high. The virus Birkin gave Albert is unstable. He has to take PG 67 A/W every 24 hours (DR2 references that with Zombrex, btw) to keep it in check. He was injected by the Excella, and then Chris with Sheva drugged him two more times in the same day. After all that he CONTROLLED the Uroboros, not the other way around, he allowed it to feed on his flesh in order to compensate for being severely weakened.
    • So you're saying he DIDN'T become a horrible, wormy, tentacled monster that lost all of it's faculties by the end and wanted to kill everything it saw? I figured he didn't look the same as the others because he wasn't human. (and because it'd make a terrible final boss.) If he had his faculties he would have just thrown them into the lava, I figure.
      • So you're saying he DIDN'T become a horrible, wormy, tentacled monster that lost all of it's faculties by the end and wanted to kill everything it saw? No, he became a horrible, wormy, tentacled monster that still seemed very intelligent. And considering "everything he saw" was "Chris and Sheva," whom he was already very intent on killing previously, that doesn't change much.
      • If he had his faculties he would have just thrown them into the lava, I figure. Yes, he would. Which he does do, if he gets the opportunity. I've been hurled into the lava multiple times by Wesker during that fight.
    • Wesker had gone completely batshit insane prior to dosing up with Uroburos. His mental state, his capabilities...everything had been diminished by a mixture of the counter-virus Chris had slammed into him, and the sheer humiliation he felt at having his plans ruined at that stage. He lost his faculties due to stress, not due to the virus.
    • Wasn't the counter-virus really more of the same virus that Wesker had in his body, but too much of that virus weakens the host?
      • It wasn't a counter-virus at all. It was JUST more of his super-serum. The point of it was to do to Wesker what tends to happen naturally to Tyrants when they mutate; pumping him full of so much of it that while he DOES become bigger, nastier, and stronger, he also becomes more mindlessly aggressive and, and this is the important part, SLOWER.
  • ...What happened to the Plaga sample Ada retrieved? (Sorry if this ended up being brought up in Resident Evil 5. Haven't played it.)
    • Wesker used it to make Plagas soldiers loyal to himself in RE5.
  • Okay, so there's a military quarantine around Raccoon City, the whole place is filled with zombies, and the whole place is gone to hell...but the Fax in the S.T.A.R.S. office still works? Wouldn't be so bad, except if you examine the radio equipment in the same room, the character notes that it's useless to get a signal.
    • Fax operates over a hard phone line. Radio operates over....radio. One can work while the other is out.
    • It does add a Fridge Logic moment when you realize that the phone lines work. Even if only the fax could get through, a message from the RPD sent back to the FBI's number should get some attention.
      • Considering the military has surrounded Raccoon City and Umbrella is being shut down shortly after the incident in the city, it's a good chance messages did get out.
      • Of course, this just raises the question of why the FBI would bother sending a fax to an office in a building in a city they know is overrun with the Living Dead. Especially since the fax comes in when you attempt to leave the room on September 29th, several days after Raccoon City is overrun.
      • Never underestimate a bureaucracy. It could've taken weeks for information to be gathered and cleared to be sent to the RPD. Then, once it's cleared, the paper is put on some clerk's or intern's desk to be sent off, and he goes to fax it, just putting in the number and feeding the paper in without really paying attention to what he was sending and where because it's only one of a dozen such faxes he has to send out that day.
  • The solution to Wesker's Puzzle Boss in Resident Evil 5 really bugged me (solution: fire an RPG at him, he catches the warhead, you shoot it and it explodes in his face). It's a clever idea, but this mechanic combined with a Nanomachines Hand Wave for his superpowers, derails Wesker's main gimmick as a Super Soldier Neo. Even though he is Nerfed when you fight him compared to his glorious cutscene choreography, Gameplay!Wesker can still kick ass, dodging every weapon you throw at him, up to and including buckshot. So why then does he catch RPG warheads instead of dodging them? They move much slower than any bullet I've ever seen. It's not a case of Boss Arena Idiocy either, because he does the same thing when you fight both him and Jill in an earlier chapter. Maybe a warhead killed his family and he wants revenge?
    • RPG rounds are significantly larger. Twisting aside to dodge a bullet is quite a bit easier than twisting aside to dodge a large, spinning missile warhead. That and even if he dodges the rocket, he's got to deal with the backblast, which in the RPG-7's case, can incinerate humans.
      • And plus, its alot harder to catch bullets going the speed of sound than it is to catch a RPG round, even if you can dodge them both.
      • In addition, it's said multiple times throughout the series that the one thing that can stop anyone who's infected in their tracks it's extreme heat. So incineration of bombs/rockets/grenades/volcanoes/what have you is sort of a big deal for Wesker.
    • Wesker does dodge the RPG if you shoot at him in the light. It's only when you extinguish the lights and shoot the RPG through darkness that he catches the thing. Presumably he's unable to see the grenade through the darkness (and his sunglasses) until it's nearly on him; he only manages to catch it because of his awesome virareflexes.
    • He also likes to show off how smart he is. Hell, you could catch a bullet with your hand, messy as it would be. Holding off a rocket? It takes a damn near invincible metahuman to do that. Wesker is bragging when he does this.
  • Why is it that every Resident Evil game has giant bugs/arachnids? Yes, you can argue that the T-virus hit the bugs, therefore they are massive, but that doesn't explain Resident Evil 4 and 5 with it's creepy crawlies. What's the point?
    • Rule of Scary, that's why. There's shouldn't be spiders bigger than Jill's ass in Lost in Nightmares, but there you go. Ditto the giant birdeaters in the Chronicles games, or why an Australian funnelweb would be a boss. They're scary, that's why. The only reason why vampires and demons arn't included is because Capcom haven't worked out a viable way to yet.
    • Forgoing the Lulz to be had over a complaint about bugs in this Trope, the reason is a lot of people are afraid of Bugs and Arachnids. Easier to tap into an existing fear than try to create a new one and fail.
    • It's explained in game, both times, and in both cases the giant bugs were basically accidents, the results of experiments with Plagas gone wrong.
    • Spiders start out how small? Gotta eat to get that mass. A lot of bugs will eat their own kind given the chance.
  • I don't know if this has been brought up but why is Ada in 2 and 4 wearing a dress when fighting zombies and Plagas? Seems a little odd, you know, barring Rule of Sexy.
    • Well, in the first case at least, she, like everyone else, was sorta caught off guard by the whole zombie apocalypse thing. Plus, her dress then was a shorter thing, that seemed maneuverable enough. In 4, though? Yeah, Rule of Sexy there, coupled with Memetic Outfit.
      • The files from Separate Ways indicate that Ada brought Leon in so he could do all the work for her. I wouldn't be surprised if she chose that outfit just to manipulate him.
        • And according to the looks on his face, it worked quite well.
  • In Extinction, at the end of the movie, we are shown that Alice survives, thanks to her clone waking up. After promptly telling off the Umbrellaheads, we are shown that there are loads of Alice clones in there. But, if Dr. Issacs really WAS making modifications to the clones to try to make a cure for the T-virus, why would he have an extrordinary amount of Alice clones on hand? You can't make modifications to them without exposing them to the T-virus, in which case, since the clones are imperfect, given that the entire movie is about Umbrella trying to catch the original Alice will probably just make more zombies? Fridge Logic indeed.
    • You're forgetting a crucial element of the movies: The only "logic" being used is "How can we make Alice seem more awesome, even at the cost of all the rest of the plot?
    • Dr. Isaacs wasn't trying to create a cure for the T-Virus, that was just his lie to the Umbrellaheads. He was trying to make himself a loyal army which he could use to beat the crap out of the zombies and take over the world. He wasn't infecting the Alice clones with the T-Virus, he was sending them into Battle simulations to try and re-create the perfect soldier. In fact, they seemed to be immune, as many of them were gnawed on by zombies and thrown into the outdoor pit without resurrecting. The fast zombies that he used to kill the survivor convoy was his backup plan.
  • Um, am I the only one bugged by the fact that Bravo Team thought Billy killed the MPs, when the wounds don't look like anything a human could do?
    • What sounds more plausible? The dangerous prisoner traveling with the MPs killed them, or they were killed by zombie viral leeches psychically controlled by an immortal madman?
    • They could've theorized that animals were eating the corpses or something, at the very least.
  • On that note, why is it that {the medic} is being sent off on her own, seeing as how, you know, she's supposed to be a non-combatant? Let alone, being sent off when there's what they believe to be a burly convicted murderer running around, who could probably overpower her without them knowing?
    • She's a S.W.A.T. Medic, not an Army medic. They don't abide by the Geneva Convention rules on unarmed medical personnel. Police medics can usually handle themselves (as indeed she does), but the whole Let's Split Up, Gang! part was pretty dumb, even by RE standards.
    • We can blame Rebecca on this. Bravo Teeam spreads out with sidearms looking for the killer. She's the one who decides to investigate the train with no backup.
  • Why do so many people seem to think that Chris's A.I. in Resident Evil 5 is better than Sheva's? The only time where there is any difference between the way the two act is when your forced to split up with them due to assist jumps or things like that.
    • Mostly because Chris isn't controlled by the AI as often, so isn't as obvious - you only get to play as Sheva after completing the game after all, and there probably isn't enough of an offline replay crowd to get Chris' AI into the spotlight.
    • It's mainly because Sheva's AI seems to be programmed to conserve ammo whenever possible to make it easier on first-time players (which may explain why she only uses her pistol, no matter how much ammunition she has for her better guns), whereas Chris' AI doesn't have that restriction and will use different weapons depending on the situation.
  • So wait. Resident Evil 5. Chris gets his STARS outfit. Wesker gets his STARS outfit. Rebecca and Barry return in their STARS outfit. But Jill doesn't get her STARS outfit? Why!?
    • Well if you want a fanwank explanation, Jill was the only one to properly resign from the RPD and presumably turned in her uniform. Barry, Rebecca, and Chris apparently all just skipped town and started investigating Umbrella on their own.
  • I know there are actually a number of active volcanoes in Africa currently but what are the odds that Wesker's stealth bomber would crash into one? It just seems terribly contrived that it just so happened to crash into one, seemingly almost for the sole purpose of making the final battle with Wesker more dramatic and the lava to act as something for him to fall into, which comes off as rather pointless as the lava didn't instantly disintegrate him and it was two RPGS RIPPING HIS HEAD OFF and the resulting explosion that ultimately finished him off. What makes it even worse is that you would think that Wesker would have the thing set on auto-pilot which should have stopped it from crashing, unless it hit some sort of turbulence.
  • Early on in Resident Evil 4, you can surprise a Ganado in the bathroom. In the main game it's a man, but in Separate Ways it's a woman. Why does this Just Bug Me? The only facility is a urinal.
    • ...Oy. Seriously, though, uh, maybe she was just looking for something in there?
      • You know, if we're going down that route, it's not actually that difficult for a woman to pee into a urinal even without any complex techniques or apparatus. It's extremely unlikely the Ganado's use toilets any more considering how they leave rotten food and corpses just scattered around - bit of a hypocritical situation there.
  • Why does no-one believe STARS story about the mansion incident? Yes the company that makes your cough medicine secretly creating biological weapons would be odd, but how does that cover up the fact that over half of the members were killed (two of whom were the captains), the sole survivor of Bravo team was the rookie on her first day and that the spencer mansion just exploded in the middle of the forest. In the novels it was covered up as negligance and drug use, but these were trained professionals with years of experience, surely someone would find this suspicous.
    • Because Umbrella more or less owns the town. It controls the police chief, for a start, and anyone else it could bribe into silence. And anyone who can't be bribed, well, you see what they do to their own employees. You think they'd hesitate to visit some "accident" on whoever wanted to spill the beans?
      • And another point that needs to be made is that if anyone who was victimized by Umbrella tried going to the Senate in order to get the government to revoke Umbrellla's business license that wouldn't work either. It is revealed in a file in Resident Evil 5 that there was a huge conspiracy within the U.S government where countless senators were being bought out by Umbrella, and to top it off the U.S military had even been having a few secret and illegal business dealings with the corporation where they worked together to create experimental military weaponry and even sold weaponry to each other. Regardless these victims did bring the case to the Supreme Court but Umbrella's influence allowed them to buy off as many people as they could and hire top notch lawyers to use against the cases they couldn't buy off, even the President couldn't do much for nuking Raccoon City destroyed a lot of his credibility among the American people for not being able to resolve the biological threat in a better way, it was because of these setbacks that allowed Umbrella to keep their corporation afloat for 5 more years after the events of Raccoon City. Ultimately it took Albert Wesker hacking one of their databases from an Umbrella facility in 2003 that had every single bit of information that made Umbrella what it was, biological samples, tactical training for their weapons both conventional and biological, and lists of key members in the Umbrella hierarchy, which he brought to the Supreme Court and even personally testified against the Umbrella corporation, finally this brought the case against Umbrella to a close. Immediately afterward the U.S government revoked Umbrella's business license and imprisoned those responsible on the list that Wesker provided, all except for Spencer the President of the Umbrella corporation who went into hiding after the corporation collapsed.
        • Wesker testified before the Supreme Court!? I must read this story or see this cutscene.
        • It isn't actually a cutscene but it is confirmed within Albert Wesker's Resident Evil 5 file and on the Resident Evil Wiki. Very bold of Wesker to do something like that, testify against a corporation for illegal biological experiments when he was doing the exact same thing, and that is why Wesker painted himself as a personal friend of Spencer the President of Umbrella who wanted to put an end to the criminals who had corrupted the good name of Umbrella. The U.S government gladly accepted Wesker's evidence because they would take anything that would give them an opportunity to put Umbrella down, Wesker then through these same legal proceedings was given all of Umbrella's assets and that combined with the samples he hacked from Umbrella's files allowed him to start Umbrella anew. It was only later when the BSSA looked into Wesker's workings and his personal attacks on Chris and Jill in 2006 was he exposed, but this didn't stop him since he had business partners like Tricell to hide his illegal experiments which are stopped in Resident Evil 5 by Chris as all who played the game know by now.
          • The thing about Wesker testifying at the Supreme Court is that it's an appellate court; it reads briefs and hears oral arguments from attorneys, but not testimony, which is something a trial court would do (The Court only has orginal jurisdiction over cases involving ambassadors, consuls, other public ministers, and when states are a party). Still, I guess it's a bit nitpicky to be bugged by a zombie game's misrepresentation of Court procedure.
      • Why the heck was anyone testifying before the Supreme Court at all? The Supreme Court doesn't (directly) decide issues of guilt. It handles matters like questions of how constitutional[1] something is or state disputes over land. If they had said that it was a Congressional inquiry it would have made much more sense.
  • In Resident Evil 4 you're brought to the village at the start of the game by two police officers... Both of whom are presumably killed rather quickly after doing so. However, there doesn't seem to be any indication of an investigation regarding the disappearance of two police officers at all during the course of the game. Granted those two didn't seem to be the greatest examples of law enforcement, but still...
    • The entire game takes place over the course of a single day, and Leon is not exactly in constant contact with the local law enforcement during that time, especially after Saddler's cronies start jamming the radio.
      • Just one day? Despite the fact that Leon falls unconscious a couple of times? Talk about Badass Normal...
        • It definitely looks like a day. The action begins at daylight, Leon passes out after crossing the lake and wakes up at nighttime, and the game ends in classic Resident Evil style by escaping from an exploding lair into the dawn of the next day. I guess afterward the American government informed the relevant authorities that the two guys they sent to help Leon were dead and that they were sorry. This both explains the lack of an investigation and the fact Leon receives so little support and backup during the game; the timescale is simply too short.
  • In Resident Evil 4, Leon passes out after getting past Del Lago. When he awakens, he finds an anonymous note telling him that, among other things, the author couldn't help Leon with his parasites. At this point, Leon has exactly two allies who could have left the note: Luis and Ada. Luis had pills that could suppress Las Plagas, which contradicts the the message. Separate Ways shows that Ada was K.O.'d after shooting Mendez and didn't wake up until the cabin battle. So, who left the note?
    • Luis didn't have pills on him at the time, since he already removed his plaga. He went back to the labs to get them.
      • "Leon!" *Smiling Luis shows pills and a plaga sample* "I got it!"
    • Didn't that letter have some rather prominent lipstick on it? I somehow doubt anybody in the village but Ada doing that. Unless Luis swings that way. Seems to me to just be an error in timing.
      • Nope, that's an entirely different note you find in the military base considerably later in the game.
  • Given that Leon was just injected with Plaga eggs and that Luis was needed alive, why exactly did a Ganado swing an axe at the two of them while they were tied up?
    • He just really had an axe to grind, I guess.
    • It was the first villager of the game (Mr. "At least he's not a zombie.") coming back to get revenge. He was kind of annoyed about getting shot in the face.
  • Why didn't Leon just use some herbs on Luis? Or, for that matter, a First Aid Spray, which is most likely the product that made Umbrella famous for being able to heal anything.
    • Getting about thirty percent of your bodymass - and most of it consisting of your lungs, heart, and stomach - torn out is kind of beyond the ability of a first aid spray to fix.
    • Despite the fact that, as said, it cures everything?
      • A troper said that. Not the game. All that line was purely conjecture.
        • "Completely restores health" doesn't sound like a conjecture to me. But I suppose "health" and "everything" are quite different...
      • Show me an instance across the game where a first aid spray causes someone to spontaneously regrow their heart, lungs, stomach, and liver and replace thirty percent of their bodymass. First aid sprays are impressive healing devices, but they are not that good.
      • The games have never shown that the first aid spray can completely restore health under any circumstances. The most it has shown is that the spray can completely cure people who are currently in "danger" according to their status scree. Notice that they can still walk and fight in this condition, which makes them considerably healthier than poor Luis following his disembowelment.
    • Gameplay and Story Segregation. Herbs and First Aid Sprays instantly restore you to full health as part of normal gameplay, but in real life such a thing is patently impossible.
    • Here's an easy fix: Luis failed the button prompt when Saddler popped up behind him, so his wound was guaranteed to be fatal and he wouldn't be able to use a First Aid Spray on it. Happy?
  • What always bothered me about the villains in this series is that they just leave diary after diary around for the protagonists to find. Sure it is understandable for there to be records of how the viral experiments worked and progressed, documentation is part of the scientific process and the experiments would go no where without them, but that doesn't explain why they feel the need to write down on a computer terminal or piece of paper the exact role they personally had in the viral conspiracy. What kind of lunatic incriminates himself like that, and at that leaves the evidence in unguarded and easily searchable locations? It is a wonder the U.S government didn't find them out sooner with all the crap loads of records about their crimes they leave lying around.
    • Just because they keep documents doesn't mean those documents are always easy to find. The US government (and undoubtedly every other 1st-world government) has entire warehouses full of classified documents that only a few people in the world have ever laid eyes upon. The situation with Umbrella is no different. They just weren't expecting to get hit with a zombie apocalypse that would leave them unable to guard their sensitive records from wandering STARS members.
    • Yeah, but half of them are diaries and they just leave them lying open on a desk. Anyway, what about the bad guys in RE 4? They just leave their master plans lying around in houses with no doors.
    • The vast majority of documents you find in the RE games aren't from the villains at all. They're from bystanders, survivors, and other people caught up in it. Also, the reason they're "lying around" is because apparently when monsters and zombies are overrunning the city and trying to eat you, it turns out that locking up your journal suddenly isn't the highest priority on your to do list.
      Also, define an "unguarded and easily searchable location"? Are you, by chance, referring to the hidden underground laboratory that you needed to track down a bunch of Soup Cans in order to get to, which has surveillance equipment? The only reason these things are "unguarded" is because the guards were eaten.
  • Why would infinite ammo be available AFTER beating Resident Evil 5?
    • New Game+.
      • Yeah, it's a reward for beating the game and grinding up a weapon to its max stat level(s). Makes getting the higher ranks on higher difficulties much easier, rather than a horrible slog.
  • In the movies: Hoo boy, where to start?
    • The first film
      • If the T-virus was released in a single lab, why did the Red Queen seal up the entire complex and kill everyone in it, instead of closing off that one area?
      • If concentrated T-Virus is so transmissible that a biosafety suit is needed to work with it, why doesn't the laboratory have a separate air circulation system?
      • Rain says she has a single cartridge left in the chamber of her pistol and an extra mag. So why not drop the empty mag now and not worry about fumbling a reload later?
      • After most of the team was killed in the Red Queen's Laser Hallway, why didn't Alice and Spence pick up their weapons and ammunition?
        • The laser hallway cuts through steel like butter (note the leader's knife). Most of the equipment was probably destroyed when it did the final grid sequence.
    • Why does Nemesis still have orders to eliminate S.T.A.R.S. members in the film? If the events of Resident Evil 1 never happened in the movies(and it's never even hinted that they did), then none of them has any knowledge to suppress about Umbrella's chicanery.
      • That one at least has a point to it; it's a test. I don't remember the line but Mr Evil Scientest said that the S.T.A.R.S. are the best of the best and they want to see if Nemesis can take them.
      • And it actually is hinted that the first game happened. Jill knows about the zombies. Despite the fact that ANYONE in the real world would see "they didn't go down after two shots to the chest; SHOOT THEM IN THE HEAD" in the universe of the films, this is something one only realizes after having dealt with them firsthand.
    • Why go to all the trouble of recreating the Hive's facade and dressing the Alice clones exactly like her for that "training excercise"? Did Umbrella know the audience was watching and just wanted to screw with them?
    • Where the hell did the world's water all go? It didn't evaporate and the Earth hasn't got enough room under the crust to swallow it all up. Better yet, how does a freaking virus make that happen??
    • Um, how did they fit over 2,000 survivors in that ship?
    • Why did they give a whole bunch of people P-30 injectors? It's too inefficient in [RE5] to be used on more than just Jill.
      • And also, why are all of the injectors really visible? The most glaring one in particular is Jill's, since she's apparently going into combat with it in plain sight on the exposed part of her chest.
  • Hey Alpha Team! We just found the wrecked and completely abandoned chopper of Bravo Team, the ones we've been searching for since dusk today, and in this chopper we found the mangled and mutiliated corpse of their pilot. Lets wander around in the woods in complete darkness for hours instead of heading back to the city and telling the commissioner that one of their members has died horriby and the investigation will probably need federal help. For that matter, why did Alpha team decide to begin this operation so late in the day?
    • They weren't wandering around for hours. They were on the ground for a few minutes, maybe, before their helicopter pilot freaked the hell out and left when they were attacked by killer mutant dogs.
      • There was an obvious transistion of time between Joseph finding Kevin in the helicopter and subsequently getting mauled to death, which shows they were on the ground longer than just a few minutes. Even then it doesn't really matter how long they were walking around after they found him, only that they didn't immediately drop everything they were doing and call back to the city for help.
    • While where on this; Hey Bravo team! Our heicopter is wrecked and we're stranded in the middle of the woods. Let's completely abandon our mission and search around for a war criminal who has killed his military escort single (and possibly bare) handedly and is probably much, much better trained than us. Even though this whole thing is probaby way out of our juristiction. While we're at it, let's all split up so its guaranteed that should one of us encounter him, they'll be outclassed in every single way and probably get killed horribly. All in complete darkness!
    • Could this all be possibly be connected to the fact that Alpha team was being led by the same man who was planning to lead them into zombie-infested mansion so he could get some test data on the bioweapons he helped develop, with the main goal of betraying Umbrella and selling the data to compititors? Basicaly the answer is Wesker. Why did they go so late in the day? Wesker told them that leaving Bravo team out there another night wasn't an option. Why didn't they leave when they found the chopper pilot? Wesker told them to keep search for Bravo team, and the rest of the team didn't feel like abandoning their comrades. As for why Bravo team abandoned their mission to track down Billy, they knew he was in the area while they didn't know where the cannibals they were hunting were, and they could have effectively found the latter while looking for the former. As for splitting up, my hunch is that they were supposed to stay somewhat close to one bravo team member, they were armed and weren't expecting to be mauled by zombie dogs, and no one they were after had guns as far as they know. Splitting up meant they could cover more ground, and they intended to stick close enough so they could be within sprinting distance of each other (which is why Edward or whoever that bravo team guy was fell into the train). Not perfect, but this is Resident Evil after all.
      • While I believe what the above troper said about Alpha Team, I still think Bravo team splitting up was a stupid idea. What I'm talking about is less about how they decided to split up, but why. They knew that there was a group of around 10 or so cannibalistic people in the forest along with an armed and extremely dangerous convict, and they knew that should something go wrong they would have absolutely no way out of the forest beyond just running around and getting lost. Splitting up would also inevitably lead to everybody losing one another and possibly getting killed, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENS. The whole 'stay somewhat close to one another' theory is equally as bad. We know for a fact that Bravo team is the least experienced out of the two teams (hell, one of their members is a freaking chemist), so unless they kept in constant radio contact with one another, which is something only Enrico seems to be actively trying to do, they would inevitable lose one another and, you guessed it, get lost in the woods.
      • This leads back to a whole bunch of other stuff that doesn't make much sense; What the hell was Bravo Team's plan exactly? Wander around the woods for a while or just comb the woods with a search light until they find the cannibals? If so, why did they arm up so heavily? Why did only 3 people out of the six man team seem to have radios? WHY DID THEY SPLIT UP? Why did they send the combat medic (who's apparently the most inexperienced out of the team) to wander away on her own instead of staying with somebody just in case they got hurt? Why was it that only one person in the entire team seems to be trying to keep radio contact with the rest of the group? How the hell did Wesker convince the team that it was necessary to bring a grenade launcher into a densly wooded area to use against a group of ordinary (cannibalism aside) people?
    • In all fairness, the grenade launcher that is used by the S.T.A.R.S. in RE 1 is an ARWEN 37, which is a non-lethal 37mm grenade launcher which fires foam or wooden bullets, as well as tear gas. The bigger question here is: why is said 37mm grenade launcher able to use 40mm rounds in it...
    • It probably doesn't make a bit of difference and it doesn't make the situation any less confusing, but....as of Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles , Richard has also been someone who seems to be making an effort to stay in contact with Rebecca as well.
  • How was Uroboros supposed to spread through the air, much less the entire world? Tentacles can't fly!
    • It develops into tentacles, it doesn't start out like that.
      • Tentacles popping straight out of a missile labeled UROBOROS disagree.
    • Uroboros consumes biomatter. Fire the missile at a continent, watch it spread and consume biomatter. Maybe forty or so dead bodies was enough for Uroboros to expand into a boat-sized abomination; imagine how big and fast it would be if you dropped it on a city or rain forest. There's a reason why there were multiple Uroboros-loaded missiles on Wesker's bomber.
  • Okay, I was looking up about Billy's rank in the Marines. Apparently, a 2nd Lieutenant leads a group of 16-44 Marines in combat. So why did two of the platoon listen to the other Marine, rather than Billy? What, was that one who ordered the execution, let's call him Bob for now, a higher rank than Billy?
    • Presumably he did outrank Billy. It may have been a small mission where Billy had a superior officer along and a smaller contingent of Marines than usual. Alternatively, Billy was a new officer and the ranking NCO and the soldiers beneath him were on someone's payroll. Just mutiny and blame the new officer.
    • It's entirely possible that they went in with two lieutenants; the operation was high-risk, after all. When the Allies went into Normandy, for example, all paratrooper platoons had two lieutenants and double the usual number of senior NCOs assigned to them because of losses due to attrition.
  • For the first movie, why the hell did they build their vast testing facilities underneath Raccoon City? What was the point? If they wanted to keep it relatively close to Raccoon City (for unknown reasons) wouldn't have been far safer and economical to build twenty or thirty miles away? Were they actively trying to set everything up so that if a virus got out it would be in the best possible position to wipe out the country? The only way they could have actually been more idiotic is if they had decided to put testing facilities in D.C and New York.
    • The only way they could have actually been more idiotic is if they had decided to put testing facilities in D.C and New York. The 4th movie shows they had an even larger facility under Tokyo. So the answer to any question that starts "Could Umbrella be so stupid as to..." is "Yes. Yes they were." I mean, they set up the Hive to have these super awesome viral containment facilities and then forced their way through the defenses TWICE.
    • What the above troper calls "stupid", this troper calls "deliberate". They planned to spread the T-virus all over the world. It was just some unlucky spanner in the works that the virus got sprung prematurely under Raccoon City, to the point where certain individuals (*cough*Alice*cough*) could withstand and defeat them.
      • Based on what we hear from the movies they never had any intention of spreading it across the planet.
    • Not that I'm defending the first movie, but an underground facility actually makes a lot of sense for a project like that. An underground lab has very few ways in or out, and all of them are completely under Umbrella's control. An above-ground facility would have windows, back doors, etc. Lots more opportunities for someone to sneak in or out, or for a virus to get loose and contaminate the surrounding area. And remember, the ONLY REASON the T-Virus got out in the movie was due to deliberate sabotage. If it hadn't been for that, their security measures would have worked perfectly. So really, Umbrella's real mistake (in the movie continuity at least) was not doing better background checks.
      • Not OP here, but you're not quite getting the point. The issue isn't with the fact that the facility was underground, it's that it's been built straight underneath a densely populated city. The facility, manufacturing a deadly virus that turns people into zombies, was built underneath a city with a population in the millions. Why not built it a few miles away in the dense, sparsely populated woods and mountain ranges situated around said city?
      • Because the company came first, and the city came later. Umbrella didn't move into Raccoon City so much as Raccoon City sprung up around Umbrella. It was a company town.
  • In Afterlife, the plane Alice is flying is so low on fuel she barely even makes it to the roof of the prison. All the other characters see the engine sputtering and the plane barely maintaining altitude. Yet the second the lands they are all demanding that she fly them away, and when the producer steals the plane it somehow flies away with no problem. What?
    • Sounds like a Plot Hole to me.
      • For starters, they were assuming she was from Arcadia when they as her on the roof, so they naturally assumed she could get them there somehow. As for why it flies perfectly later, she probably had spare fuel with her if she was expecting to fly a lot, and the plane almost crashed anyway (and did crash on the boat latter). The problem wasn't with the plane flying, it was that landing on the rooftop was kinda impractical.
        • Here's the scene itself. The plane is clearly low on gas, you can hear the engine sputtering and a flashing red light of doom which could only be the fuel light in context. Even if you assume that the drums are full of gasoline (Why would they be? And why would they be up there?), and assume it was of a type to run that engine (Sure Why Not), the landing should have wrecked the plane. She smashed through a concrete wall, the prop blades should have smashed themselves to bits.
        • Well she could of had spare fuel in the storage compartments, it would be very stupid to go flying around the world without the foresight to keep extra fuel around (especially since she was in a makeshift airfield just before then, with all those planes fuel just going to waste). So that covers the fuel aspect. For the rest of it.....ductape? And we even see the plane doesn't survive it's second flight, crashing on Arcadia. So to answer the original tropers arguement; the survivor's thought she was from Arcadia when she arrived and assumed she could arrange transport somehow, and the plane only just barely made it to Arcadia anyway.
  • Why is it said that Wesker adopted Sherry Birkin when it doesn't seem to be mentioned in canon, or at least none of the games that I've played in the series?
    • It's in Wesker's Report.
    • Oh!... What's Wesker's Report? In any case, I guess that any and all interesting stories involving that were swallowed up by the What Happened to the Mouse? abyss. I've been wondering about this for a while, to no avail. Wesker certainly doesn't mention her in Resident Evil 5, unless I missed something. It would not be out of character for someone as cold as him to not really regard Sherry even as his stepdaughter, so there's that, I guess...
    • It was released with some copies of Code: Veronica. Here's a transcription. It sums up the series to that point. It's hard to tell whether or not it's canon. (For instance, wouldn't it have been easier for Ada to get to Sherry by hanging around Claire instead of Leon if that was her mission?)
      • Sherry is going to be in resident evil 6 according to the trailer - she appears to be connected to either the BSAA or Leon's government paymasters in some form or another. The question we should all ask ourselves is if Wesker adopted her why is she on the side of our heroes? my personal opinion is that Wesker's Report was either never canon or has been retconned.
    • I believe it was confirmed (recently, to fit in with RE 6) that what Wesker meant was that he had spies in the government keeping surveillance on Sherry. So yes, it has been "retconned," essentially.
  • Is Wesker really an Evil Brit? He doesn't seem British; he doesn't use British slang like "bollocks" or anything like that.
    • ...using slang isn't a per-requisite, y'know.
    • He's not. You can still hear traces of a British accent in some of the more refined upstate New York and New England accents. It could be that Wesker came from an old-money family in the American northeast.
    • Depending on the voice actor, he has varying degrees of "British-ness" in his accent. In R Emake and the original he just had a straight American accent while in Code Veronica he had a pretty strong British accent. DC Douglas (his voice actor in RE 5) was told to try to mesh the two together, which resulted in the strange not-quite-British voice he had in 5.
  • In Resident Evil 1, why do Chris/Jill/Barry not notice the zombie(s) on the balcony above the dining room when they are in the dining room? Yes, I know the real answer is probably due to not wanting to give away that there were zombies up there and likely technological reasons as well, but still...
    • Well, they probably couldn't see the zombies because 1) people don't look up a lot, and as I recall it was pretty dark up there, and 2) They don't spend a lot of time in the hall (Except for Barry, who is too focused on investigating the blood). The zombies probably couldn't see them either, which was why they were just standing around idly instead of shuffling around and making noise.
  • Not saying that I would have wanted Umbrella to stay intact but wouldn't their disbanding have had severe effects on the U.S economy and politics? A multi-billion dollar corporation doesn't exactly go under without side-effects. Millions of employees would have suddenly gone unemployeed, a massive and costly investigation would have taken place by the government looking into Umbrella's actions, no doubt Wall Street profits would drop noticeably, and political pressure would come onto the U.S Government from both the citizens and other countries to put much more massive regulations on the dealings of big business and Military discussion would take place over the biological samples the U.S Government retrieved from Umbrella's dealings. Why don't they ever really deal with such fallout?
    • Everything but the unemployment situation was (very) briefly touched on in the games. As for the people out of work, we can assume that competing pharmaceutical companies quickly stepped in to fill the vacuum left by Umbrella's collapse and scooped up its former workers when they expanded.
    • As far as I'm aware Umbrella wasn't disbanded - it was chopped up and it's parts sold off to the highest bidder. Even if that isn't true, Umbrella products can still be seen everywhere: F-Aid sprays are produced and sold, the Mine Thrower has been made commercial... clearly there is some company somewhere still churning out Umbrella's inventions.
    • A similar question to the above; would major terrorism events like 9/11 still have happened in the RE universe? The Raccoon city outbreak would have killed more people than any other single act of terrorism, and with the possiblity of terrorists using Umbrella bio-weapons there could have very well been a similar reaction in RE's 1998 to what we saw after 9/11.
      • They probably would have, and given the formation of the BSAA prior to RE 5, probably did. The plot of RE 4 is a good example. That said, relatively underfunded groups like Al-Qaeda probably wouldn't try anything, since they would probably assume the US would drop zombie-bombs on them. After all, if you see an enemy can produce flesh eating zombies, is your reaction going to be "Oh, let's piss them off!" or "HOLY FUCK, THEY CAN DO THAT?!"
        • Can't say I agree with the above answer much. The real life Al-Qaeda targeted the US despite the latter being equipped with nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, the most advanced conventional weaponry on Earth and a hundred thousand odd strong military force... I can't imagine nut jobs like Bin Laden (or whoever else is is in charge) backing off through the threat of the T-Virus or the odd Tyrant dropped into their camp when already faced with such comically huge odds. In fact, while we're on the subject of zombies and Tyrants, in-game the most effective weapons to use against them are rapid fire weapons and rocket launchers - and the Taliban just so happen to be packed to the rafters with AK-47's and RPG-7's.
        • In fact, newer games and Degeneration suggest that terrorists saw the virus' effects and said "HOLY FUCK, THEY CAN DO THAT?! ...I WANNA DO THAT!!"
  • So at the beginning of Resident Evil 2 did the Raccoon Police Department mail Leon his uniform and sidearm? in most organizations you actually get fitted for that on your first day not before. On that note why was he issued with two police radios when A) He by no means needs two radios and B) He hasn't even turned up for work yet - why would they give him one in the first place?
    • To be fair, the RPD is shown to be very unconventional (and in other regards, straight out incompetent) in regards to their policies and practices. The S.T.A.R.S unit in particular (no real dress code or standard issue firearms, members hired with no real experience in policing, etc)
    • It would seem as if there was a drive to make STARS a far more official organization before it was disbanded though. The standardized Samurai Edge and Chris's green uniform from RE: Veronica seem to be a decent effort. Plus the SWAT team that replaced STARS all seem to wear the same blue uniform and use the same guns - maybe old Brian Irons was aware of the Federal investigations against him and was trying to make the RPD at least look professional. Although why he didn't start with removing the garish art adorning his station is anyone's guess.
    • Leon's RPD markings all seem to be on his armored vest. Underneath he's just wearing a police blue jumpsuit. Its possible he just owned the suit and sidearm and the RPD mailed him a vest. As I understand it, some smaller police departments allow officers to carry their choice of weapons once it is approved, and he may have been on his way to do just that. As for the radios, I don't recall him using one before he jacks the police cruiser and that would presumably have radios in it.
    • Adding to the confusion is that Kevin Ryman from Outbreak wears a uniform almost identical to Leon's, except with an oxford rather than a mandarin collar.
  • If the promo material for Resident Evil 6 are correct, then 6 takes place ten years after the racoon city incident in 2008. So when does Resident Evil 5 take place? Also according to Degeneration the standing President in 2008 resigned over what happened, so assuming that happened in 1998 after the bombing of the city, and his vice president took over but lost to President Graham (since he was President in 2004 when 4 takes place), does this mean that Graham was about to leave office when he died, and thus we can put retirony on that page?
    • Seems like a moot point, since it's a new president named Adam Benford who dies, not President Graham.
    • RE 5 has been specified as taking place in 2009. Whether that will be Ret Conned or RE 6's date will be changed before release remains to be seen.
    • Resident Evil 5 does take place in 2009. Resident Evil 6 has been confirmed to take place in 2013.
  • Why does Morpheus D Duvall have breasts? I realize (like all members/former members of Umbrella) that he's off his nut, but even Alfred Ashford didn't go to those extremes and he was not only dressing up, impersonating and talking to himself in the third person as his sister Alexia, but was arguably even sexually in love with her. Perhaps he could be a transsexual (given the feminine appearance of his Tyrant form) but that is never alluded to and is constantly referred to as a he. The only borderline explanation we get in-game is his narcissistic nature; being completely obsessed with beauty and youth - which, let's be honest, is the perfect definition of an explanation not actually explaining anything at all.
    • IIRC, there's a file in Umbrella Chronicles where Wesker theorizes that Tyrants and other monsters somewhat reflect the psyche of the person pre-infection. Sergei self-mutilated himself, hence his tyrant form had spikes jutting out from under the skin. Marcus's first form was younger. Morpheus's tyrant form could be a reflection of his obsession with beauty. It's still an asspull, but that's as close an explanation as you'll get. Alternatively, someone designing dead aim misunderstood what exactly "TG-virus" meant.
  • Why didn't Umbrella stick to medical drug production instead of the insanely-expensive and wildly illegal virus research? For one thing, it would be more profitable, and for another thing, you wouldn't have to deal with... what happened in the series (although I know that the obvious answer was Spencer's control or something, but surely someone else at the company actually cared about making money instead of wasting it). And for another thing, why did Umbrella like to have all those secret labs and such? How could that possibly generate profit?
    • Their legit pharmacuetical operation was making plenty of money, but Spencer was personally interested in virus research as a means to fully realize his God complex and didn't care what it cost. We can only assume he branched off into the bio-weapons venture as a way to placate Umbrella's board of directors and shareholders, who would certainly want to see his research generating a profit.
    • Spencer was independently wealthy and funded the formation of Umbrella himself. Without investors to answer to, he could do whatever he wanted with the profits pouring in from the legit fronts, and what he wanted was crazy bioresearch that would turn him into a god.
  • Something that confused the hell out of me after watching the newly released Resident Evil 6 trailer... how did Wesker find time for a son during all of his Lex Luthor style plotting? Why would he? And who exactly would want to mate with a sociopath besides Excella (although I may have just answered my own question.) The only other alternative is that Wesker Junior is one of Spencer's genetically engineered Wesker Children despite the former outright claiming during Resident Evil 5 that Albert was the only survivor.
    • Given the timeline, Albert would have been in his 20s when he fathered Jake. Jake looks to be in his late twenties or so, which would put his birthday being long before the events of the first game. It would be before Albert had revealed he was a traitorous, lying sociopath. Even then, according to other promo material, Wesker abandoned Jake's mother. It's entirely possible he had a one-night stand with someone and she ended up pregnant, but they'd parted ways before she found out. *shrugs* And there were only two Wesker children who survived the program, Alex and Albert. (Alex ran off after 2005, leaving his/her fate unknown) The Wesker Children project may have included genetics (such as using a virus to weed out candidates), but there was also the matter of indoctrinating the children with Spencer's beliefs. Jake didn't have that indoctrination, though he is a child of a participant in the Wesker Children project, as far as we can tell from what information has been released.
    • Given Capcom utter refusal to let villians die I'm just assuming this is a clone or perhaps being dumped in a volcano and shot with rockets takes years off. It's not like M. Bison, Dr. Wily and you had to kill me on the moon so I couldn't body jack Sigma haven't come back from rediculous things. It's best not to stress on why a Capcom villan has a get out of hell free card in their back pocket encase the heroes get lucky.
  • How come Rebecca Chambers has disappeared from the series? Seeing as she is a biochemist wouldn't she be the go to girl for dealing with the zombie outbreaks? Her last canon appearance was in Resident Evil 2 where there's a hidden photo of her in Wesker's desk. From there, nothing.
  • In Resident Evil Revelations, how the hell did Raymond get into the emergency communications room? Jill had to go fight Skagdead in another part of the ship to key to that room; yet he's already sitting in there when she arrives.

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