The Headcrook's Resident Evil Timeline Table of Contents: The Disclaimer The Updates About the Headcrook The Timeline Special Thanks The Disclaimer: All characters and events are the property of Capcom Entertainment, but the timeline is mine and mine alone. After eleven long months of research and having beaten Resident Evil Dead Aim, I have managed to scrounge up this timeline of events. Enjoy. The Updates: 11-4: RE0 files updated. 12-30: REDA files and Trevor's letters updated. About The Headcrook: I am a 21 year-old college student who ocassionally writes videogame fanfiction, but this is my first analysis of the Resident Evil timeline. I've worked on this thing for about a year and a half and now I have finished...for the time being. Aside from Street Fighter and some other games, I am a rabid Resident Evil fan and decided to write this timeline in honor of the game. From my friends, I heard that some other RE experts have designed their own timelines, and those that have their own timelines can email me at email@example.com for any questions you have. The Timeline: Late 18th-Early 19th century: English noblewoman Veronica Ashford founded the Ashford family. Sometime in 1939: James Marcus graduates from university. Late 1940's (estimate, exact date unknown): Brian Irons is born. 1950 (estimate, exact date unknown): English noblemen Ozwell E. Spencer and Edward Ashford (father of Alexander, grandfather of Alfred and Alexia) discover the 'Mother Virus.' 1953: Kenneth Sullivan is born. 1957: Enrico Marini is born. 1960: Barry Burton and Albert Wesker are born. Construction of Raccoon City begins at an undisclosed location in the American Midwest (If I was doing the story, the ideal place for the location of Raccoon City would possibly be Colorado, but then again, that's my opinion). 1961: Michael Warren, the future mayor of Raccoon City, arrives as an engineer. He's the main person responsible for the city's electrical and cable car systems. 1962: William Birkin is born. 1963: Brad 'Chickenheart' Vickers is born in Delucia (see Brad's Note--N64 version of Resident Evil). Lord Ozwell Spencer begins construction on a mansion in the Raccoon Forest near Raccoon City. The mansion is designed by a famous New York architect by the name of George Trevor. The mansion takes five years to be built. The mansion also has many secrets that only Spencer and Trevor know about. 1967, Friday, November 10: Lord Spencer invites Jessica Trevor and Lisa Trevor (wife and daughter of George Trevor) to the nearly-completed Spencer Mansion while George Trevor is away on business. Lisa plays the piano for the host, who approves. Several days later, Lisa and Jessica Trevor disappear. Monday, November 13: Trevor arrives three days later, and is notified by Lord Spencer that his wife and daughter had gone off to visit an ailing relative. Trevor doesn't give it a single thought, since he is reveling in his work. Tuesday, November 14: While touring the mansion with Lord Spencer, he tells Trevor about his plans to establish a major medical and pharmaceutical conglomerate called the Umbrella Corporation. The mansion itself will be used as a resort for Umbrella personnel. Saturday, November 18: Four days later, Trevor begins to worry about his family's whereabouts, not to mention upset because he can't find a telephone in the mansion. While in the courtyard, he finds a tunnel (the one that leads to the labs) and figures out that this was not in his plans. Before he could investigate further, several security guards appear and 'escort' Trevor from the courtyard, saying that he should never be alone. Monday, November 20: Instead of the shotgun that his wife had given Lord Spencer for his birthday, Trevor finds its rusted, broken counterpart in its place. Aside from that, he becomes troubled when he can't reach his family. He notifies Lord Spencer that he plans to join them the next day, and Spencer tells him not to worry about it, since he says that Trevor will be seeing them soon. Tuesday, November 21: Trevor packs his bags and prepares to leave. Before he can, however he is asked to come to the reception room (in other words, it's the art room with the 'Cradle to Grave' puzzle), and is escorted there by one of the courtyard guards. The courtyard guard notifies Trevor that his family is dead and knocks him out with a sedative agent. Friday, November 24: Four days has passed since Trevor was imprisoned within the confines of the mansion. One of the guards who bring him food tells him that he has to be silenced so that Lord Spencer only knows the mansion’s secrets. Monday, November 27: Trevor then escapes by means of a secret route he has designed. He is locked out of the mansion's many rooms, since he does not have any of the keys. Tuesday, November 28: Trevor comes across one of the mansion's experiments, which is a giant plant. Thursday, November 30: Trevor discovers the underground laboratory through the caves. He ponders of his wife and his daughter's fate and vows to escape. 1967, Tuesday, December 5: Trevor is still trapped within the mansion. Worse yet, he is becoming dehydrated and hasn't eaten in several days. The Special Tactics and Rescue Squad is established in New York City as a means to counter occult terrorism. Thursday, December 7: The Death of George Trevor. Trevor reaches a dead end. He finds a tombstone with his name on it and discovers that it was all Spencer's intention for him to reach his own grave. Begging forgiveness to his wife and daughter, Trevor dies. Jessica Trevor is also killed and Lisa Trevor becomes Umbrella's chief experiment for the next 30 years. 1967-1968: The Umbrella Corporation is established by Edward Ashford and Ozwell Spencer as a front for their 'Mother Virus' research. In time, it becomes the largest medical and pharmaceutical conglomerate in the world. 1968: Several cable cars are imported from Europe and are installed in Raccoon City. 1970: Morpheus D. Duvall is born. Edward Ashford's son Alexander (the future Nosferatu) discredits the Ashford family by killing his father, thus putting complete control of Umbrella into Spencer's hands. He then builds a research facility inside a mining post in the frozen wastelands of the Antarctic so he can work on restoring back his family's tarnished honor. Within the facility, there is also a mansion, which is modeled after the Spencer Mansion back in Raccoon City. 1971: Joseph Frost is born. Alexander discovers the gene that controls a human being's intelligence. He takes a DNA sample from the remains of Veronica Ashford and extracts the intelligence gene from her DNA. He implants the tampered genes inside the egg of a surrogate mother and as a result, the twins Alfred and Alexia Ashford are born. 1972: Billy Coen is born. 1973: Christopher Redfield is born. 1975: Jillian Valentine, Richard Aiken and Bruce McGivern are born. 1975, Thursday, December 4: Umbrella researcher James Marcus modifies the Mother Virus. He gives it the codename 'Progenitor.' 1976, Tuesday, March 23: James Marcus hears from Lord Spencer that he is starting a company which will soon be Umbrella. Marcus could care less, just as long as he can continue his research. 1976, Thursday, August 19: Lord Spencer asks James Marcus--who notices a change of attitude in Spencer--to run the Arklay training facility. Marcus accepts, mainly because it allows him to explore the 'Progenitor' virus. 1976, Tuesday, November 30: James Marcus is at odds with Lord Spencer, who sees 'Progenitor' only as a financial opportunity. Marcus realizes that it could means trouble for his research if Spencer's influence begins to grow and realizes that the only way to fortify his position is by developing 'Progenitor.' 1977, Monday, September 19: Umbrella researcher James Marcus combines the 'Mother Virus,' now codenamed 'Progenitor' by both Spencer and the late Edward Ashford with mutated leech DNA to create the Tyrant-virus, or T-virus for short. 1977, Sunday, October 23: James Marcus is frustrated because he can't make any progress on the T-virus by experimenting on rodents. He realizes that he needs humans for a more suitable experiments. 1977, Tuesday, November 15: James Marcus thinks that someone is onto his experiments. He vows that whoever discovers his secrets, that they will become guniea pigs in his research. 1978, Friday, January 13: James Marcus's leeches--according to him--are ready. 'Those of low intellgence, they will never have the privilege of tasting this sense of joy and satisfaction!' He now has an oppotunity to make a move for power against Spencer. 1978, Saturday, Febuary 11: James Marcus finds that someone has been screwing around with the lab's entrance. He decides to put Umbrella rookies Albert Wesker and William Birkin on the case, seeing as he can only teust those two. He also debates on whether or not to reveal the T-virus at the next Umbrella directors' meeting. Fongling, Leon Scott Kennedy and Carlos Oliveira are born. 1978, Saturday, July 29: Eighteen-year-old Albert Wesker and sixteen-year-old William Birkin are reassigned to the Spencer mansion as researchers by Ozwell Spencer himself. 1978, Febuary 3: James Marcus begins to keep a log based on his experimentation on his leeches. He injects the T-virus into four of his leeches. He documents that 'their will to survive leads them first to parasitism and predation, then they breed and mulitply. Such single minded biology makes them attractive candidates for bioweapons research. Afterwards, no major changes observed.' Febuary 10: Seven days passed since Marcus injected the T-virus in the leeches. Marcus notes the leeches' rapid growth and the increase in their numbers. He also notes that they resort to cannibalism, due to their 'ravenous appetites.' 1978, March 7: Marcus documents that when live food was brought to the leeches, 'but lost half when the live food fought back.' He also notes that they are 'beginning to exhibit group attack behavior,' and that they are stopping their cannibalism methods. 1978, April 22: Marcus notices that his leeches no longer act on their own, but rather than as a unit. They also eat anything that Marcus gives them. April 30: When an Umbrella emplyee stumbles in on Marcus' experiments, Marcus begins to wonder if hummans can be use as a food source. 1978, June 3: Marcus is in a jovial mood. He discovers that his mutant leeches have begun to imitate him. 'Surely they recognize their father...Wonderful children, No one will take you away...' 1978: September 2: The asisstant director at the Arklay training facility complains about his employees' worth. However, he sees potential in both William Birkin and Albert Wesker. September 25: The assistant director notes the differences in both Wesker and Birkin, but they are both extremely competitive. He also adds that there is something about them that makes the both of them shady. 1978, October 7: The assistant director gets a call from Director Marcus, ordering him to create a rivalry between Wesker and Birkin. The director is surprised that Marcus has shown interest in something other than his research, but promises to 'have them tearing at each other's throats.' 1979: Claire Redfield is born. 1980: Rebecca Chambers is born. 1981: Kid genius Alexia Ashford graduates from university (probably Oxford), and is hired by the Umbrella Corporation. She is their leading researcher. Twenty-year-old Barry Burton joins the Raccoon Police Department as a S.W.A.T. member. Tuesday, December 8: The Rockfort Island Training Grounds and Facility are completed. 1983, Sunday, January 30: Twelve-year old Alfred Ashford discovers a secret door in the Antarctic facility, but needs the two jewels from his father and sister as well as his in order to open the door. 1983, Thursday, February 17: Alfred gains access to the secret laboratory that was hidden behind the secret door. There he finds out about the circumstances regarding his and Alexia's birth. As a result of this, the twins grow to hate their father. 1983, Thursday, March 3: Alexia Ashford creates a new virus by combining the T-virus with an ancient virus found within the remains of a queen ant. In honor of the founder of the Ashford family, Alexia names the new virus T-Veronica. Using their own father as a test subject, the twins inject the T-Veronica virus into Alexander, making sure that the family butler doesn't wise up to their scheming. 1983, Thursday, March 3-Friday, April 22: The T-Veronica Virus mutates Alexander into a monster that emits toxic gases that not even the Blue Herbs cannot cure. As a result of the failed experiment, Alfred and Alexia imprison Alexander--now Nosferatu--deep within the Antarctic facility. 1983, May: Alexia Ashford injects the T-Veronica virus into herself and places herself in cryogenic suspension in order for her body to co-exist with the virus. She leaves her brother to guard her for the next 15 years. The official story is that Alexia Ashford was killed in a laboratory accident. 1986: Sherry Birkin is born. 1988, January: Michael Warren, the former city engineer, is elected mayor of Raccoon City. He will remain as mayor until Raccoon City's nuclear destruction in October 1998. Acting on orders from Spencer himself, Wesker and Birkin oversee the assassination of James Marcus (shown in RE0 flashback) and Birkin take over the T-virus research. Marcus is revived by his leeches and now waits for the perfect opportunity to seek revenge against Umbrella. William Birkin comes across the G-virus in the now-mutated Lisa Trevor's body. He spends the next ten years researching the new virus until Raccoon's nuclear destruction. 1992: The Umbrella Corporation give funds to Raccoon City, allowing the city to built a new municipal building and a hospital, complete with advanced medical equipment, making way for hundreds of jobs. As a result of this, Mayor Warren is rewarded with a statue in City Hall. 1993: Brian Irons is promoted to Chief of the Raccoon City Police Department. 1994: Robert Dorson begins working as Alfred Ashford's private attendant on Rockfort Island. Sometime in 1995: Chris Redfield (by my theory) graduates from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado and is commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force. He serves under Colonel William Guile (not true in this case, but sounds good. Hey, it's Capcom, so anything's possible...) Sometime later, he gets kicked out of the Air Force, possibly for insubordination (Fanfiction websites and the Wildstorm Comics state that Chris was booted out of the Air Force for going back for a fallen comrade, thus disobeying his orders). 1996: The Raccoon Special Tactics and Rescue Service is formed in Raccoon City with Albert Wesker as Captain and Enrico Marini as their second in command. 1996, Monday, August 26: A condemned prisoner is transported to an unspecified Umbrella disposal facility as a test subject. 1996, Tuesday, September 26: Day One: One month after the condemned criminal is brought in, the researchers begin their experiments on the man, now codenamed 'Alpha.' For 'humanitarian reasons,' they place a metal rod in the test subject's skull to relieve him some of pain. Saturday, September 30: Day Four: The researchers remove the test subject's eyeballs for any reaction to 'external stimulation.' 1996, Tuesday, October 10: Day Fourteen: After giving the test subject a muscle booster, it begins to increase in weight and in size. 1996, Friday, November 1: Day Thirty-Six: The test subject, due to its lack of eyes, have an enhanced sense of hearing, and can pinpoint exactly where a sound came from. Wednesday, November 6: Day Forty-One: Project Alpha has escaped from the labs and is lurking around the sewers. Steps to capture the monster are in the works. Bruce McGivern and Fong Ling will encounter this monster four years from now. Sometime in 1997: Marine Lieutenant Billy Coen is framed for the massacre of 23 civilians at an unknown African village. He is convicted, committed, and sentenced to death by hanging. 1997, Friday, May 16: An operator is transferred to the Umbrella Disposal Facility, located somewhere in the Atlantic. 1997, Monday, June 16: Due to the 'sloppy supervision' at the Atlantic disposal facility, an accident has occurred. Fortunately, it was a minor accident, but the operator promises to himself that if he dies, then he shall die as a human. Tuesday, June 24: The operator is at odds with Morpheus Duvall, the supervisor of the facility. 'He must pay more attention to worker health management and biological weapons that anyone I have ever met.' He wants to leave, but for some odd reason, he can't move. Sometime between 1998 and 2000 (Exact date unknown): Fongling arrests her brother, who was a member of a democratic movement in China and turns him over to her superiors, who order her brother to be executed in the same day. 1998, early March: A mercenary who was on death row for a crime he did not commit is granted a second chance at life. Looks like Umbrella needs a few good mercenaries... Mid-March: Ada Wong becomes 'romantically' involved with an Umbrella researcher named John, who disappears from the Umbrella office in Chicago. In truth, he was transferred to the Spencer mansion. 1998, Monday, April 6: Police Chief Brian Irons chews out his secretary for moving one of the statues on the second floor of the R.P.D. Tuesday, April 7: Irons' secretary becomes suspicious that her boss is dirty when she finds out that his art collection is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Saturday, April 25: An engineer who recently graduated from university is made manager of what will soon become the Dead Factory on his thirtieth birthday. 1998, May: Child genius and college graduate Rebecca Chambers is the newest--and youngest--member of the Raccoon S.T.A.R.S. at the age of eighteen. She is placed as a member of Bravo Team under Captain Enrico Marini as a field medic and biochemist. Saturday, May 9: A keeper at the Spencer Mansion plays poker with Scott, a security guard, Steve, another researcher, and Alias, another staff member. The keeper thinks that Steve was cheating, since he was the big winner. 'Scumbag.' Sunday, May 10: The keeper at the mansion lab is given a new type of creature to look after. To him, it looks like a skinless gorilla (the Eliminators from Resident Evil 0. Anyone else have a reasonable explanation?) Feeding instructions: LIVE animals. At the R.P.D. Irons' secretary notices her boss drooling over another cheesy painting, which is a naked woman being hanged. Her suspicions arise then she finds out that the painting costs more than the Chief can afford. Monday, May 11: The supposedly deceased (and rejuvenated) James Marcus spills the T-virus over Spencer Mansion as the first phase of his revenge plot against Umbrella. The keeper is awakened by Scott the guard early in the morning and is told to wear a biohazard suit. If not, he could be infected with the T-Virus. Inside the lab where the Fi-3 Neptune sharks are kept, one of the scientists infected with the T-virus goes nuts and shatters the glass tank holding the mutant sharks, flooding the lab and releasing the mutated sharks. Tuesday, May 12: The keeper's skin begins to grow itchy. In retaliation, he decides not to feed the guard dogs. Wednesday, May 13: The keeper has his back inspected by the doctors, who bandages his back and tells the keeper that he does not have to wear the biohazard suit anymore. A prisoner at Rockfort Island meets his new cellmate, who happens to be Alfred Ashford's former private secretary Robert Dorson, who had fell out of favor with his boss. Thursday, May 14: The keeper ends up dragging his foot for most of the day, due to the fact that his foot has a blister. He also finds out later in the day that several guard dogs have escaped from their pens. The factory manager at Umbrella's factory near Raccoon Park reports that the disposal system is active, but not completely stable. Friday, May 15: The keeper is forbidden to leave the Spencer Mansion when he tries to see his girlfriend, nor he can't make a phone call, since all the phones have been ripped from their outlets. Saturday, May 16: The plant at Point 42 begins to grow at a geometric rate, due to the chemicals (and the T-virus) in the water from the shattered tank. The keeper hears that one of the researchers that had tried to escape was shot and killed by the guards. The keeper goes ballistic when a chunk of rotten flesh falls off his arm while he was scratching it. The prisoner who befriends Robert Dorson hears his new friend's story on how he ended up in the prison. Tuesday, May 19: The keeper falls victim to the T-virus and joins the rising number of the mansion's undead. He attack and kill Scott the guard and eats the dog food. 'FEvr gon bUt IchY. HUNgre unD EaT DogGE Fud. ICHy ItchY SCott KamE. Ugle FAcE sO KilLEd HIm. TaStY.' Wednesday, May 20: Like an idiot, the factory manager locks himself in the disposal room for an hour. Robert Dorson is escorted from the barracks by guards. The prisoner wonders what happened to his friend. The mauled remains of a female hiker are found on the banks of the Marble River in Raccoon City's Cider District. Raccoon Police assume that a grizzly bear or some other wild animal attacked her. Thursday, May 21: The prisoner sneaks out of the barracks and searches for Robert Dorson. Instead he hears Dorson screaming, followed by maniacal laughter. Henry Sarton, one of the few remaining scientists who has not fallen to the T-virus or his zombified co-workers, makes a report on the mutant plant at Point 42, now called Plant 42. Sarton also reports that the mutant plant has high intelligence, since it can block the doors with its vines while it sleeps. Wednesday, May 27: The Raccoon Times reports on the dead hiker found near the Marble River. The prisoner on Rockfort Island is the only one left in the barracks. Soon he will meet the same fate as did Dorson and the other prisoners before him. 1998, early to mid June: Infected scientist Martin Crackhorn writes a final letter to his girlfriend explaining the outbreak and his decision to kill himself before he turns into a zombie. Sunday, June 7: The number of guinea pigs are the Dead Factory are rising, and the manager butt heads with the laboratory staff. Oh, did I forget to mention that the disposal system is STILL NOT WORKING?! Monday, June 8: Chief Irons' secretary is cleaning her boss' office when he comes in, and Irons ends up yelling at the poor employee. Ada Wong's boyfriend John writes his final letter to his love, explaining how to make the outbreak at the Spencer Mansion known to the public. He also adds that if she comes across him if he is a zombie, that she kills him herself Wednesday, June 10: Chief Irons' behavior becomes the gossip among the Raccoon police officers, since he hasn't came out of his office after kicking his secretary out two days ago. Monday, June 15: Chief Irons' secretary comes across several of her boss' secrets and realizes that her life may be in jeopardy if her boss finds out. Tuesday, June 16: The Raccoon Weekly magazine has an article on doglike creatures in the Arklay Mountains. It even dared its readers to go and try to find one of the creatures. Sunday, June 28: Don Weller, a chemical transporter for Umbrella keeps scratching himself and is sweating constantly while was talking to the sewer manager. 1998, Tuesday, July 7: The sewer manager notices Chief Irons' foul mood and sums it up to William Birkin's requests. Thursday, July 9: The Raccoon Times report that the Raccoon Police Department closes down the road to the Arklay Forest due to the murders, and enlist the S.T.A.R.S. to help with the case. The townspeople report sightings of hideous monsters hiding in the mountains. Mid-July: The Special Committee on Disasters of Umbrella's Raccoon Special Research Department sends a letter to Umbrella's Sanitation Department concerning the T-virus outbreak at the Spencer Mansion. Tuesday, July 14: An Umbrella employee receives orders from his superiors to investigate the long-deserted Arklay training facility. According to the employee, he is part of the first group assigned to investigate the failed experiment. Thursday, July 16: The Dead Factory can't keep up with the increasing number of bodies for its disposal system. The Umbrella employee notes that due to the investigation of the Arklay facility, the testing of B.O.W. Type-Y139 was suspended. 'There's a lot of interesting research left...Depending on the species and nurturing conditions, only minute doses of "T" bring about remarkable changes in solidity, size, multiplication of internal toxins and brain development.' The employee also adds that if 'these effects can be controlled, a weapon could be produced. But the sudden development of the shell results in corresponding fragility. Certain areas become exceedingly weak.' Sunday, July 19: The Umbrella employee is growing with anticipation on the upcoming day when his team investigates the Arklay training facility. He also adds that 'The Raccoon City newspapers and TV stations are full of reports about bizzare murders in the suburbs. It can't be the virus, can it?' Wednesday, July 22: Captain Wesker receives his orders from 'White Umbrella' on what to do with the B.O.W.'s and the destruction of the lab. Thursday night, July 23-Friday morning July 24: Here's where the mayhem starts. Resident Evil 0 takes place. James Marcus attacks a train full of Umbrella employees en route to a training facility near the Spencer Mansion. Wesker sends Bravo Team, which consists of team leader Enrico Marini, field scout/chemist Kenneth J. Sullivan, sharpshooter Forest Speyer, pilot Kevin Dooly, co-pilot Edward Dewey, radioman Richard Aiken, and field medic Rebecca Chambers to the Raccoon Forest to investigate. Their chopper crashes, and with the exception of the pilot Kevin, searches the forest. Not too far away, Marcus' leeches attack Billy Coen's transport vehicle, killing the MP's and in the attack, Billy manages to escape to the train. Rebecca Chambers finds the train and meets up with the fugitive, and the pair team up against the onslaught of the undead and mutant leeches. Rebecca is forced to execute the zombie that was formerly her comrade-in-arms Edward Dewey, and the train crashes near the training facility, where they fight their way through scores of the undead and Umbrella's monsters and test experiments. The pair encounters a prototype Tyrant and James Marcus in the treatment plant below the training facility. Marcus is killed and Rebecca comes across the Spencer Mansion. Billy and Rebecca go their separate ways after Rebecca takes his dogtags. "Officially, Billy Coen is dead." Whether or not Billy Coen lives or not afterwards is left open to question. Friday night, July 24-Saturday morning, July 25: Welcome to the world of survival horror. Resident Evil/RE Remake takes place. Having failed to regain contact with Bravo Team, Captain Wesker leads Alpha Team, which consists of Wesker himself, weapons specialist Barry Burton, marksman Chris Redfield, machine/lockpicking expert (and in some cases, ex-thief) Jill Valentine, vehicle specialist Joseph Frost, and the cowardly pilot Brad Vickers. Alpha Team comes across the remains of Bravo team's helicopter and the body of Kevin Dooly. Joseph Frost is attacked and killed by the Cerberus (zombie dogs), Brad, living up to his name, ditches his teammates, and the survivors are chased into the mansion. The team separate and discover the grisly fate of their teammates: Kenneth Sullivan became zombie food, Forest Speyer was attacked and killed by infected crows, only to become a member of the undead himself, Richard Aiken was poisoned by Yawn (giant mutant snake). Alpha Team blasted their way through an army of the undead, monsters, an overgrown plant project gone berserk, and the monster that was formerly Lisa Trevor. Along the way, they find a badly injured Enrico Marini, who is assassinated before he can tell who the traitor is among the S.T.A.R.S. members. In the meantime, Wesker makes his own plans. Using a special type of T-virus (minus the zombie effect) he injects it into himself and sets out to cover his escape by sending the Tyrant against Chris and the others. Jill Valentine is successful in taking down the Tyrant for the first time after it supposedly kills Wesker. The self-destruct sequence is activated and Barry, Rebecca, Chris and Jill head for the heliport, where they signal Brad to airlift them out of there. The Tyrant--now pissed off--has other plans for them. He makes an explosive entrance at the heliport and attacks the surviving S.T.A.R.S. members. Brad evens the odds by dropping an anti-tank Rocket Launcher on the heliport. Chris gets to it first and in one shot, reduces the 'ultimate bio-weapon' into bloody chunks. The surviving S.T.A.R.S. members escape the Spencer mansion, just seconds before the self-destruct mechanism is activated, and the mansion, along with its labs, are destroyed. Albert Wesker escapes by another route and now has a serious vendetta against the surviving S.T.A.R.S. members. Sunday, July 26: Chris Redfield makes a report on the events the night before to Chief Irons. He tells of the zombies and monsters within the Spencer Mansion, the deaths of his fellow S.T.A.R.S. teammates, Umbrella's involvement in illegal experiments, Wesker's betrayal and death, and their escape from the mansion. He finishes the report by stating a federal investigation on Umbrella should be initiated immediately. Wednesday, July 29: The number of bodies in the Dead Factory continues to rise, and the disposal system is beginning to fail. Under these inhumane conditions, the antibiotics are useless and several of the workers are infected. The factory manager begins to keep a loaded gun nearby, always saving the last bullet for himself. 'I want to weep. I don't want to die here. I swear that I'll lose my mind if I imagine how painful the death will be...' 1998, Friday, August 7: Jill Valentine has physically recovered from the Spencer Mansion case, but is still haunted by the deaths of her teammates. Saturday, August 8: Chris tries once again to get Chief Irons to listen to him and open a case against Umbrella, but being on Umbrella's payroll, Irons turns a blind eye to the impending investigation. To make things worse, the majority of Raccoon's citizens are working for Umbrella. Sunday, August 9: Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service commando Nicholai Ginovaef submits his report concerning the destruction of the Spencer mansion and its laboratory. A Sheena Island factory worker has serious doubts on the tactics that his boss has concerning the experiments at the laboratory. Thursday, August 13: Jill Valentine notices a change of mood in Chris Redfield. He constantly causes trouble, and it came to a point when he decks Officer Elran of the Boy's Crime Department for accidentally splashing him in the face with hot coffee. Saturday Morning, August 15: Jill visits Chris at his apartment in the middle of the night and Chris shows her confidential information regarding the G-virus. Monday, August 16: The sewer manager notices that Chief Irons is in a bad mood. When he tries to cheer him up, the manager finds himself staring down the barrel of Irons' gun. The manager manages to calm the chief down...for now. Irons' mood changes for the better when William Birkin places a hefty deposit of $10,000 in the Chief's bank account. In exchange for the money, Irons has to keep the S.T.A.R.S. from snooping around in Umbrella's affairs. Tuesday, August 17: The Raccoon Police Department begin to get reports on 'strange monsters' lurking around Raccoon City. Chris realizes that Umbrella is up to its old tricks again. Friday, August 20: A teenage boy from the Republic of Congo is kidnapped by Umbrella agents and is sent to Sheena Island, an Umbrella-run city which specializes in producing Tyrants en masse. Saturday, August 21: William Birkin orders the sewer manager to temporary cease all operations in the sewers, seeing that the police have launched an investigation on Umbrella's activities. Tuesday, August 24: With the help of Jill Valentine and Barry Burton, Chris Redfield finds more info on the G-virus. A course of plan is in action as Chris decides to go ahead to Europe, while Barry sends his family to Canada for safety. Jill, on the other hand, decides to stay in town in order to scrounge up some more info on Umbrella. Friday, August 25: A Raccoon P.D. night watchman is inside the police station's clock tower. Chief Irons finds him and gives the watchman the third degree for being in the clock tower, rather than not being at his post. Monday, August 28: Umbrella sends a dismissal notice to Morpheus Duvall, notifying him of his termination, saying that he was responsible for the T-virus outbreak at the Spencer mansion. Duvall swears revenge. 1998: Tuesday, September 1: Thirty-one days left before the destruction of Raccoon City. The mercenary who was saved from execution has completed his training, which lasted six months. Saturday, September 5: The Congolese boy held captive on Sheena Island finds out that teenagers between the ages of 16 to 20 were kidnapped from all over the globe by the Umbrella Corporation as test subjects. The citizens of Sheena Island are working for Umbrella one way or another. Sunday, September 6: Vincent Goldman and another member of the Umbrella Corporation are sent to Sheena Island. Vincent kills the other guy, so that way he is appointed Commander of the island. Sheena Island sewer caretaker Andy Holland writes in his diary concerning Vincent Goldman. He heard rumors about Vincent's coldheartedness, but pays it no mind. Thursday, September 10: Twenty days left before the destruction of Raccoon City. The Director at Raccoon Hospital makes his report on the 'cannibal disease' that's beginning to appear in the city. On Sheena Island, the Congolese lad suspects that his and the other prisoners' food is being drugged. Lott Klein, the son of one of the researchers, is told by Commander Goldman and his father that the children brought here will be turned into ‘decent people’ by Umbrella. Tuesday, September 15: Sixteen days left before Raccoon's destruction. Jill Valentine resigns from the Raccoon Police Department. She continues to investigate Umbrella, while at the same time laying low. The mercenary is forced to cut his vacation short as his U.B.C.S. unit is called to action. According to the mercenary, there are two separate teams of paramilitary teams; one group to combat corporate terrorism and V.I.P. kidnappings, and the second group--which he is a member of--is a special unit of nightmen trained to handle 'illegal products' and the problems that they cause. Joel Allman, Vice-President of the U.S. Branch of Umbrella sends a memo to William Birkin concerning a shortage of chemicals at the Antarctic base. Allman requests a donation of chemicals to be transported to the Antarctic base, and reassures Birkin that the Ashford's reputation is damaged beyond repair. William Birkin finds out that Umbrella plans to steal his G-virus from him. He instructs Chief Irons to find and arrest anyone who is doing anything suspicious in the city. Friday, September 18: Thirteen days left before Raccoon's destruction. Another person suffering from the 'cannibal disease' is sent to Raccoon Hospital. The hospital director wonders if there is a cure for the disease. Saturday, September 19: Twelve days left before Raccoon's destruction. The night watchman that Chief Irons yelled at meets Thomas, who works at the sewer plant behind the R.P.D. Like the watchman, he is a chess fanatic, but wonders why his new friend keeps on scratching himself most of the time. '...does he have some sort of skin disease or his he just rude?' Sunday, September 20: Eleven days left before Raccoon's destruction. R.P.D. officer Neil Carson comes across a strange-looking person at the outskirts of the city. The person ran off, but left behind some plastic explosive, handgun ammo, and an infrared scope that's broken. On Sheena Island, Andy Holland hears rumors about Commander Goldman's inhumane experiments on the kidnapped children. Monday, September 21: The Congolese boy discovers that several of his friends were taken to 'the factory on the mountain.' While at a nightclub, he overhears some of the workers talking about Commander Goldman's horrific experiments. The Congolese boy and his friends plot their escape. Tuesday, September 22: Nine days left before Raccoon's destruction. Umbrella's French Research and Division director Christine Henri orders Hunk and his unit to steal the G-virus from the defiant William Birkin and deliver it to the French R and D at Loire Village. They enter the lab without a hitch and confront Birkin, who refuses to give up his work. A mistake on Birkin's part and a commando with an itchy trigger finger ends up with Birkin being mortally wounded by the commando unit (What goes around, comes around, Birkin. Serves you right.), and his G-virus samples are taken. Birkin, who has a hidden sample of the G-virus on himself, leads it into a syringe and injects it into himself. The G-virus revives Birkin, but mutates him into a Tyrant-like G-Type monster. Birkin pursues his assailants in a murderous rampage and slaughters them. He then stuffs down more G-virus samples and the sewer rats ingest the broken T-virus samples, thus leading to the full-scale outbreak at Raccoon City. Hunk manages to escape, but is knocked unconscious. (My guess that the rats were probably immune to the T-virus. If they managed to survive the Black Death in Medieval Europe, then a man-made virus would possibly have no effect on them.) Wednesday, September 23: Eight days left before Raccoon's destruction. This is the beginning of the end for the city and its citizens. Chief Irons finally reaches the breaking point as he hears about the zombie invasion that's starting to take place. He vows to himself to kill everyone who is infected. Thursday, September 24: Seven days left before Raccoon's destruction. Raccoon City Mayor Michael Warren places the city under martial law. Chief Irons plans to sabotage his police force's efforts in containing the zombie menace. He spreads confusion in both the police department and the general public. Second, he makes sure that there is no outside help and that all escape routes in the city are barricaded. Third, he has his police force spread the ammo throughout the building. R.P.D. officer Marvin Branagh makes a report on two jewels stolen from City Hall. He has to suspend the case, due to the lack of police officers and the imminent zombie threat. Saturday, September 26: Five days left before Raccoon's destruction. The night watchman sees that his friend Thomas isn't feeling too well, and tells him to return home and rest. He also realizes that he himself is not feeling well either. Morning. Marvin Branagh reports a restaurant owner who had one of the two missing gems. The owner was shot after showing symptoms of the 'cannibal disease' and Branagh has to suspend the case once again. Round One: The Raccoon Police Department is under siege by the undead and the police gets their arses handed to them and many of the civilians hiding inside the police station are killed. (Sorry. A little 'Braveheart' humor there.) During the battle one of the officers, David Ford is rescued by one of the marksmen named Meyer. Instead of returning the favor when Meyer was in danger, Officer Ford chickened out and ran, leaving Meyer to be slaughtered. The Raccoon Hospital is in even worse shape than the police station. Zombies had killed the majority of the hospital staff, several of the floors are inaccessible and the director, who is now showing symptoms of the 'cannibal disease,' is forced to close the hospital down. '...I know that it's too late for me. I am beginning to feel that same itchy and hungry desire that all of my patients felt. It's too late for me...' The sadistic Chief Irons has a 'change of heart' and decides to hunt down the remaining civilians and police officers. One of his targets includes Mayor Warren's daughter, whom Claire Redfield finds sprawled over Irons' desk three days from now. '...I'm going to enjoy my new trophy. Yes, frozen forever in the pose I choose to give her...' Sick bastard. The remaining police officers plan on finding the remaining ammunition and escaping the police station. There's just one small problem though: the guy with the keycard went missing since the attack on the R.P.D. Several units of the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service, led by Lieutenant Mikhail Victor and Sergeant Nicholai Ginovaef, are dispatched to Raccoon City. Despite being better prepared than the ill-fated police force, their numbers are quickly decimated and the remaining mercenaries finds themselves on the run, including Tyrell Patrick, Murphy Seeker, and Carlos Oliveira. Sunday, September 27: Four days left before Raccoon's destruction. Round Two: The Raccoon police force and its S.W.A.T. team take to the streets to try and stop the zombie menace. Using their cars as barriers, they open fire on the advancing undead, but the zombies simply barge through the police, forcing them to retreat back to the Raccoon Police Department, where they barricade themselves in for a standoff. They are then killed one by one by the undead, monsters, or by Chief Irons himself. (Looks like they haven't been watching any of George Romero's zombie movies, otherwise they would have known to aim for the head ;P.) Twelve more police officers are killed when the undead break through the western barricade of the Raccoon Police Department. A new monster, dubbed the 'Licker,' due to its lance-like tongue, which is 'capable of piercing a human torso in an instant,' kills three more police officers. Let's face it, the Raccoon Police Department is seriously fucked here. Inside a well-fortified room, the unstable David Ford, thought to have been dead, plans on painting the ceiling with his brains with his Mossberg shotgun once he runs out of booze. Nighttime. A mercenary and his partner named Campbell arrive at the rendezvous point, the Saint Michael Clock Tower. They managed to stay alive by stealing their wounded comrades' weapons and using civilians as decoys, something that one of the mercenaries doesn't like doing. The mercenary, who is more sympathetic, takes a liking to one of the survivors, a teenage girl, who reminds him of his younger sister. Monday, September 28: Three days left until Raccoon's destruction. Dawn. One of the Umbrella mercenaries finally loses it. He would much rather be back on death row, since to him, it was a 'heavenly asylum compared to this place,' and proceeds to commit suicide. Jill Valentine comes across his body later on during the day. Sometime during the mission, Mikhail Victor is seriously injured. Whether he was injured by the Brain/Drain Deimos or survived a botched assassination attempt by Nicholai is left to question. Four more police officers are attacked and killed. The remaining police officers, now down to four, plan to escape through the sewers. They obviously did not make it. The two mercenaries at the clock tower prepare to escape. The more sympathetic merc wishes to take the girl with him, but the girl refuses to leave without her father. Campbell wants his buddy to ditch the girl, but the kind mercenary refuses to do so. All three are killed, the mercenary protecting the girl to the very end. Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira will come across their bodies while exploring the clock tower later that night. First Half of Resident Evil 3 Nemesis takes place. Jill Valentine decides to make her 'last escape' from Raccoon City. She literally blasts her way through her apartment building and hides inside a warehouse. Finding another survivor, a wannabe novelist named Dario Russo, Russo basically tells the former S.T.A.R.S. member to shove it and refuses to leave the warehouse. She comes across the injured Brad Vickers hiding inside Bar Jack and is told of the monstrosity that is hunting S.T.A.R.S. members. "He's after S.T.A.R.S. members. There's no escape!" Jill shoots her way to the Raccoon Police Department, where she encounters Brad, who looked liked, as what Pres. Evil says, 'someone dropped a truck on him.' The Tyrant-like monster that Brad was ranting about earlier makes its appearance and kills Brad in Jill's view. As the monster turns on Jill, chanting "S.T.A.R.S.," like a mantra, Jill dashes into the police station for safety. While she is inside, Brad Vickers joins the ranks of the undead. The resourceful woman searches the Raccoon Police Department for any survivors. When she finds none, she manages to find better weapons inside the S.T.A.R.S. Office. Back on the first floor, she encounters the trenchcoated monster again, this time it is armed with a HUGE rocket launcher. Jill escapes the creature's murderous advances and heads into Downtown Raccoon City. While Jill is exploring the city, zombies kill Dario Russo and a young woman. Jill will come across their bodies upon returning to the warehouse to check up on Russo. Inside the Grill 13 restaurant, Jill meets Carlos Oliveira and avoids the monster yet again. Jill ditches the monster again and comes across the injured Mikhail Victor and the cool Nicholai Ginovaef, as well as Carlos inside a cable car. Jill agrees to join forces with the Umbrella mercenaries in order to reach the clock tower. After a few close calls, they find parts for the cable car to get it moving. Jill's stalker makes another appearance on the cable car, and Mikhail, using a incendiary grenade, meets an honorable death by sacrificing himself to allow Jill and Carlos to escape, but end up crashing at the clock tower. After repairing the bell, Jill signals the rescue chopper to the clock tower, which is promptly destroyed by the creature's rocker launcher. With its tentacle, the monster infects Jill with the T-virus and in the ensuing battle, Jill sends the creature packing. Carlos comes to Jill's aid as she passes out and takes her to the tower's chapel. Tuesday night, September 29-Wednesday morning, September 30: Resident Evil 2 takes place. While Jill Valentine is unconscious from the effects of the T-virus, two more unlucky souls join the zombie block party at Raccoon City. The first person is Leon Scott Kennedy, an idealistic rookie police officer on his way to work at the Raccoon Police Department (it's his first day on the job!). The second is Claire Redfield, a 19-year-old college student/motorcycle enthusiast who is in town looking for her older brother, former S.T.A.R.S. marksman Chris Redfield. Instead, shortly after arriving into town from separate routes, both find themselves on the run from Raccoon's zombified populace. They commandeer an abandoned police cruiser and head for the police station. A surprise zombie attack, a car crash, and one exploding tanker trailer later, Leon and Claire find themselves separated, with Leon being the closest to the police station. (I'm going by Claire A-Leon B scenario. Makes more sense. Too many plot holes in Leon A-Claire-B.) Claire meets Robert Kendo, the gun shop owner (and brother of Joseph Kendo, designer of the S.T.A.R.S. Samurai Edge Custom Beretta handgun, seen in the RE remake as a hidden weapon and again in RE 3 as Jill's default weapon), who unfortunately meets a bad end at the hands of the zombies and escapes through the back door. While she is making her way through the mazelike streets, Leon arrives at the police station's back door. He witness a botched rescue attempt and enters the station. Claire, on the other hand, arrives at the R.P.D.'s front doorstep and puts the now-zombified Brad Vickers' tortured soul to rest once and for all. While inside the police station, Leon and Claire encounter several characters, each with their own agendas. Leon crosses paths with the mysterious Ada Wong, who is looking for her boyfriend, a jailed reporter named Ben Bertolucci, and on several occasions, narrowly eludes the Neo-Tyrant known only as 'Mr. X.' (Writer's note: Resident Evil is not the only game who had a character named Mr. X. Aside from Metal Gear Solid 2 (the robo-ninja), the very first Mr. X was the Tommy gun-toting end boss from the Streets of Rage series. A little trivia there.) Claire, on the other hand, encounters the dying Marvin Branagh, Sherry Birkin, the daughter of William and Annette Birkin, and Brian Irons, the screwloose police chief, leering over the dead body of Mayor Warren's daughter. Later on, Marvin Branagh becomes the latest victim to the T-virus and Claire is forced to execute the undead cop. Ada runs into Sherry, who leaves her pendant behind. Ada decides to hold onto it so she can return it to her. Both find exits to the sewers through different parts of the police station: Leon through the sewers inside the dog kennel, and Claire through a secret room in Irons' office. Both Irons and Bertolucci meet a violent end at the hands (or claw) of the monstrosity that was Sherry's father, William Birkin. Claire and Sherry escape the station first, while Leon meets up with the mutant Birkin, now G-Type I on his way out of the police station. While Leon and Claire escape the police station through the sewers; Hunk regains consciousness and makes his own escape with a sample of the G-virus. Using what ammo and resources he has, he carves a path of destruction through the police station until he reaches the rooftop, where an Umbrella helicopter airlifts him to safety. His mission completed, he returns to Loire Village. Claire and Sherry are then separated and in a twist of fate, Sherry is infested with a G-virus embryo by her mutant father while unconscious, while Claire meets up with Sherry's unstable mother, Annette Birkin, who explains to Claire on how Raccoon went to zombie hell. They split up in order to search for Sherry and in the process, Annette runs into Leon and Ada. Leon takes a bullet for Ada, who gets some payback by knocking Annette over the ledge. Ada then discovers a secret compartment inside the pendant that contains a sample of the G-virus. Claire finds Sherry, but has to go through a huge alligator that is lurking in the sewers. After dispatching it Jaws-style, Claire rescues Sherry and escapes the sewers. They reach the factory and use the elevator (which is disguised like a train) to the Umbrella Laboratory, where Sherry passes out and Claire fights her monstrous father, now G-Type II. Several flame grenades later, the mutant Birkin goes down for the count. Claire takes Sherry to the office and keeps her there for the time being while she explores the lab. Meanwhile, Leon and Ada make it to factory (after Birkin's attempt to try and kill them on the way there), and call back the elevator. On their way down to the labs, Ada is injured by the G-Type's claw and Leon rushes out to combat the monster, which has mutated into G-Type III. After the Tyrant makes a hasty retreat following an unhealthy dose of buckshot the elevator overloads and stops halfway down. When Leon finds himself inside a corridor within the Umbrella Labs, the elevator leaves without him. Nevertheless, Leon finds his way into the Labs. After searching the labs, Leon encounters Annette. Just before she can put a bullet in his head, however, Mr. X makes yet another appearance, causing Annette to run away, this time heading for the man laboratory, while Leon leads Mr. X on yet another chase through the labs. Leon rushes into the power room, where Mr. X has him trapped. Ada, though injured, appears and draws Mr. X's attention from Leon with her handgun. When the Tyrant lifts the helpless woman into the air, Ada blasts her gun into his face and in retaliation; Mr. X slams Ada into a control panel (ouch!) and staggers into the smelting pit several feet below. Obviously dying, Ada confesses her love to Leon and they kiss. She then dies in Leon's arms. Meanwhile, Claire encounters Annette outside the main laboratory. In the ensuing sequence, Annette is drawn away from Claire by William's screams. Rushing around the corridor, she finds her mutated husband. His humanity gone, the monster that was formerly William Birkin ruthlessly guts Annette and disappears into the ceiling. Before Annette dies, however, she hands Claire a document on how to synthesize the G-virus vaccine that will save Sherry's life. After Leon leaves the power room, Albert Wesker, who have been watching from the shadows (he has been in Raccoon all this time?!) revives Ada. The self-defense mechanism is activated and Leon is radioed by Claire (who is in the security room and saw Leon on a working monitor) and tells him to pick up Sherry from the office while she makes the vaccine. Leon follows Claire's wishes and takes her to the escape train. Claire creates the vaccine while Leon is busy preparing the escape train for departure. With five minutes left until the entire lab goes up in a ball of flames, both Leon and Claire are in a fight for their lives. First, Leon had to get power for the train. While inserting two plugs for the power generator, Mr. X attacks him yet again, this time the relentless monster has been transformed into a dual-clawed Tyrant. While Leon has his hands full with his adversary, Claire encounters Birkin yet again at the loading docks. After dodging the Tyrant's wild charges and claw swipes, Leon gets lucky. From a nearby perch, Ada tosses a rocket launcher down to Leon, who scoops it up and in one blast, ends the Tyrant's attempts to kill him once and for all. Claire, on the other hand, eludes the G-Type III, who transforms into G-Type IV. Claire defeats the monster and takes the elevator down to the escape train. Ada escapes by means of another route, as does Wesker. Leon races back to the train and activates it. Claire arrives just as it's pulling off and hops aboard. She administers the vaccine and saves Sherry's life. Before they can relax, however, the alarms on the train go off, signaling that a biohazard outbreak on the train. When Leon checks it out, he encounters the G-Type that Claire had supposedly killed. It transformed yet again, this time into a gel-like mass that takes up the entire car. One rocket, a clip of Magnum rounds, and an unhealthy dose of buckshot later, the G-Type V is defeated, but not down for the count. Leon can't return to the train and with the G-Type on his heels, heads for the roof. The monster breaks through the car and threatens Sherry and Claire. Sherry crawls through the ventilation duct into the control room and Claire escapes by going under the train. With the help of Leon, Sherry finds the emergency stop switch and stops the train. Our three heroes then bolt for the tunnel entrance, just as the train explodes, destroying the G-Type V...William Birkin once and for all. Not long after that, Claire, after an argument with Leon and leaving Sherry in his care, heads off to find her brother alone. Leon and Sherry are now in the custody of the U.S. Government. While Leon, Claire, and Sherry escape Raccoon City, Nicholai Ginovaef reports from inside the clock tower rooftop (Does he know that Jill and Carlos are also hiding there as well?). He concludes that renegade scientist William Birkin is responsible for the outbreak (this is partially true, but you can thank the trigger-happy Umbrella commando who shot him full of holes in the first place) and that more precautions should be in order so that another full-scale outbreak may never happen. Inside a hidden room in the Raccoon Cemetery, a secret communique is sent to the Umbrella supervisors, notifying them of their political influence in the U.S. Senate has delayed then inevitable, and that the 'Raccoon City Project' is scrapped and the city will be destroyed the following morning. 1998, Thursday night, October 1-Friday morning, October 2: Second half of Resident Evil 3 Nemesis takes place. The day of Raccoon's judgment has arrived! Hellfire and brimstone will rain down on...sorry, where was I? Ahem, inside the chapel, Jill regains conscious and discovers that she is infected with the T-virus. Carlos promises to find a cure for her and heads for the hospital. Dodging zombies and Hunters, Carlos comes across Nicholai and an injured Tyrell Patrick. Before Nicholai could kill Carlos, Tyrell saves Carlos' life by sacrificing his own and Nicholai takes a five-story dive out the window. Carlos creates the vaccine for Jill and barely escapes the hospital just as explosives set by Nicholai demolish it. Carlos returns to the chapel and administers the vaccine to Jill who recovers. Jill avoids her pursuer and ditches the monster in Raccoon Park. She encounters Nicholai near the Raccoon Cemetery...and the Grave Digger. Jill deep-fries the monstrous worm with a street light and a puddle of water, and on her way to the Dead Factory, her stalker--now known as NEMESIS--ambushes her, and Jill evades him yet again. She encounters The Nemesis in a showdown inside the disposal room and in the process blows his head off and escapes the room, just as the Nemesis' body is dumped into the virus-laced chemicals. When she reaches the control tower, Nicholai has commandeered the rescue chopper and ditches both Carlos and Jill, thinking that they won't survive the nuclear assault. The Nemesis, however, is not dead. He mutates into a monster and attacks Jill inside the incinerator plant amidst the bodies of U.S. Army soldiers and Tyrants. Using an oversized rail cannon (how it got in there is anyone's guess) and six Magnum rounds, Jill finally destroys the Nemesis once and for all. "You want S.T.A.R.S.? I'll give you S.T.A.R.S.!" With less than two minutes left before the nuke hits, Barry Burton arrives by helicopter and airlifts Jill and Carlos out of Raccoon City. The tactical nuclear missile arrives soon after they escape and Raccoon City is completely annihilated in a way that James Cameron would be proud of. The official story was that the missile was used in a 'bacillus-terminate' operation and the city was 'completely wiped off the map.' Ten thousand souls are estimated dead, including Mayor Michael Warren and his daughter, Raccoon Police Chief Brian Irons (good riddance), Officers Marvin Branagh, Elliot Edward, and David Ford, gun shop owner Robert Kendo, Former S.T.A.R.S. pilot Brad Vickers, Umbrella scientists William and Annette Birkin and wannabe novelist Dario Russo. Survivors include Leon Kennedy, Ada Wong, Claire Redfield, Sherry Birkin, Albert Wesker, Jill Valentine, Hunk, Barry Burton, Nicholai Ginovaef, and Carlos Oliveira. (Here's some food for thought. If Wesker was hiding in Raccoon City this whole time, why didn't he try to kill Jill prior to Resident Evil 3?) Sunday, October 4: The news of Raccoon's destruction reaches Sheena Island. A restaurant owner on the island hears rumors that Umbrella was somehow responsible for the outbreak. Tuesday, October 6: The Sheena Island section leaders attend a meeting with Commander Vincent Goldman concerning the biohazard outbreak at Raccoon City. The place the blame solely on the late William Birkin and discuss the idea of having traitors on the island. Nicholai Ginovaef reports on the combat data gathered during the Raccoon City fiasco. He reports on the Nemesis, which was 'more ferocious and intelligent than we had expected,' and as a result, 'many U.B.C.S. members sent to the area have been sacrificed in the process of collecting combat data.' He hopes that with this data, an advanced B.O.W. may be created. Thursday, October 8: The restaurant owner on Sheena Island hears that the T-virus is on the island. Now he wants out of Umbrella and to be somewhere far away from Sheena. Taking advantage of the edgy prison guards who seem to be collecting information on the Raccoon City disaster, the Congolese lad and his friends plan their escape. According to the boy, 'Stojkovic and Enriquez are supposed to steal the keys from the guards, Sankhon and I will act as decoys, and Yoshikawa and Fellipe are in charge of gathering weapons.' Friday, October 9: Tonight the Congolese boy and his comrades execute their escape plan at 11 p.m. Twenty prisoners are separated into two groups--Units A and B. Unit A will escape through the sewers, while Unit B will scale down the surveillance tower. The prisoners execute their plan. Their plan failed and all twenty prisoners were personally gunned down by Commander Goldman. Saturday, October 10: The day after the botched escape attempt, Commander Goldman orders the prison warden to report the mass murder as a mass suicide. He realizes that the mass murder could blemish his otherwise perfect record as Commander of the Island and that could stop him from getting recognized for his 'great achievements' in the city. Inside the sewers, the Sewer Manager Andy Holland hears rumors of what Vincent did to the 20 prisoners. Thursday, October 15: Lott Klein catches wind of Commander Goldman's heinous act concerning the prisoners. He begins to wonder if what Commander Goldman and his parents say about their work is true. Tuesday, October 20: The Prison Chief on Sheen Island receives a reply concerning the alleged 'mass-suicide' report he had filed a week and a half ago. He comes to understand just how ruthless Vincent is and will not hesitate to kill him. Friday, October 30: A recently hired driver at the Antarctic facility has serious gripes about his job. 1998, Tuesday, November 3: The driver at the Antarctic facility finds out that his vacation is cancelled, due to a lack of manpower on Alfred Ashford's part. He's pretty much pissed. Thursday, November 5: The driver hears from another worker who has been at the Antarctic facility for about eight years about a 'man who has been confined for over 10 years, locked up in a cell located deep below here.' The workers call the mystery man 'Nosferatu.' Personally, the driver thinks it's a bunch of crap. Monday, November 9: Ark Thompson, a private investigator, and a close friend of Leon S. Kennedy arrives on Sheena Island to investigate Umbrella's affairs. Ark visits Andy Holland and Andy takes a snapshot of Ark, something that Ark disapproves, since he has Andy thinking that he is Commander Goldman. Lott Klein is hiding and reports to Commander Goldman. Tuesday, November 10: Commander Goldman realizes that the citizens on Sheena Island are preparing to turn against him. He also thinks that the 'spy,' as he calls Ark is somehow connected with the rebellious citizens. '...I'll let him for now, and see who he works for and why he is here. Then I'll kill him...' Meanwhile, at the Antarctic facility, the worker wakes up to growling from down below the facility. Can the legend of Nosferatu be true? Thursday, November 19: Vincent Goldman discovers that the townspeople are going to turn him over to the HQ representatives next week when they arrive with more guinea pigs. Vincent has a rather nasty surprise in store for them. Sunday, November 22: In what would appear to be an accident, Commander Goldman contaminates the entire island with the T-virus. Before he can leave, however, he has one more loose end to tie up. 'It's that spy. I have to eliminate that rat who sneaked into the city!' Tuesday, November 23: Lott Klein and his sister are under attack by zombies who were once nice to them when they were alive. Wednesday, November 24: Lott and Lily Klein's parents join the ranks of Sheena Island's undead. Now orphaned by the ordeal, Lott wishes to escape with his sister. Wednesday night, November 24-Friday morning, November 26: Resident Evil Survivor takes place. A helicopter crash, a serious case of amnesia, an army of Cleaners, Tyrants, the undead and monsters, and twenty thousand bullets, two hundred grenade rounds, and God knows what else, Ark Thompson escapes Sheena Island with the Klein siblings in tow. 1998, Thursday, December 17: While investigating inside Umbrella's labs in Paris, Claire Redfield receives a VERY cold reception. She dodges guards, a chaingun-toting helicopter, and escapes several more guards by using a move that you only see in a Chow Yun-Fat movie. Despite her efforts, she is captured, seeing how she is out of bullets. Sunday, December 27-Monday, December 28: Resident Evil Code Veronica X takes place. Claire is transported to Rockfort Island, Umbrella's prison located south of the Equator. After she is knocked unconscious, a HCF strike team, lead by Albert Wesker, lead a botched raid on the island, thus releasing the T-virus over the island. Claire regains consciousness and is released by her jailer, Umbrella security guard Rodrigo Raval. After avoiding a zombie death trap, she meets Steve Burnside, a prisoner who had also escaped infection. Claire finds a working computer terminal and e-mails Leon a message to notify her brother of her whereabouts so he can rescue her. Steve thinks that Chris won't come and storms off. While exploring the island, Claire encounters Alfred Ashford, the preppy, sniper rifle-wielding commander of the base on two occasions. After dispatching one of his creatures called a Bandersnatch, another one catches Claire by surprise. Just as Claire is about to meet an untimely end, Steve rescues her and the two join forces. Steve is forced to kill the zombie that was his father. Leaving him alone for the time being, Claire discovers a creepy old mansion and is nearly discovered by Alexia Ashford, Alfred's twin sister. She leaves the mansion and returns to the underground jail and finding her jailer there, hands over some Hemostat medicine she has found. In return for the gesture, Raval hands over some lockpicks and tells her to leave the island. On her way back to the mansion, she encounters 'a ghost from her brother's past,' who comes in the form of Albert Wesker, who manhandles the younger Redfield before leaving in a hurry, due to his orders from a higher power. Upon re-exploring the mansion, she meets Alexia face-to-face. Steve comes rushing in and in a burst of gunfire, hits Alexia in the shoulder. Pursuing Alexia into the next room they encounter Alfred Ashford...with Alexia's makeup on his face. Screaming hysterically, he runs out of the room, just as the self-destruct sequence is activated. They make it to the pane, but the bridge is blocking their escape route. Claire volunteers to raise the bridge and on her way back to the plane, she encounters T-078, released from its cryotube to hinder Claire's attempts to make it back to the plane. Claire knocks it down with a barrage of grenades and returns to the plane. She and Steve escapes Rockfort Island, as does Alfred Ashford, now suffering from what I like to call 'The Norman Bates Syndrome,' by means of a private Harrier jet. Before Claire and Steve can relax, however, the cargo door is wrenched open and when Claire enters the cargo hold, she finds an old friend waiting for her. The Tyrant has returned for round two. Maneuvering in the cramped cargo hold, Claire opens fire with her grenade launcher, until the Tyrant is weakened from the onslaught. She then knocks the monster out of the plane with a crate loaded with explosives. In a surprising turn of events, the 'cross-dressing freak' Alfred activates the cargo plane's autopilot, sending them to the Antarctic facility. The next morning, the plane crashes at the facility. While exploring the grounds, Claire comes across Alexander Ashford--now Nosferatu locked deep within his cell. She restores the power to the facility and succeeds in finding an exit, but this time, Alfred arrives to stop her. Steve rushes in to save the day, and in an exchange of gunfire, Steve is slightly injured, while Alfred's injuries are fatal. During the firefight, Nosferatu escapes his bonds and is on the move. Claire encounters this freak on the heliport of the facility. Using Alfred's sniper rifle, Claire blasts out Noseferatu's heart. "I got you now!" KA-BLAM! With the threat out of the way, Claire and Steve find a snowmobile nearby and head for a nearby outpost. Deep within the Antarctic facility, Alfred Ashford releases the cryotube containing his sister and dies. Alexia sends a huge tentacle to destroy the snowmobile containing Claire and Steve and bring them back to the base. About a couple of hours after Claire and Steve escaped, Chris Redfield, having gotten Leon's e-mail concerning his sister's whereabouts, arrives on Rockfort Island. He encounters Rodrigo Raval inside the catacombs. Just as he is about to tell Chris where his sister is, a monstrous worm swallows Raval whole. Chris rescues him, but the damage has already been done. Raval returns Claire's lighter to Chris and dies. While exploring the ruins of the island base, he runs into his former commanding officer, Albert Wesker. No match for the enhanced superman, Chris is only saved when Wesker catches a glimpse of Alexia on a nearby monitor and Wesker tosses him aside. After some more searching, Chris commandeers one of Alfred's harrier jets and heads off to the Antarctic facility. Shortly after arriving at the Antarctic facility, Chris has a sense of deja vu. The living quarters of the Ashford family was designed after the Spencer mansion in Raccoon City. He finds his sister inside some sort of cocoon and using his Bowie knife, frees her. Their reunion is short-lived, as Alexia makes her grand entrance. As the Redfields race after her, they are separated by a tentacle attack. Claire is forced to go on by herself. She finds Steve, who transforms into a huge monster wielding a battle-axe. Claire escapes the rampaging monster, but not the tentacle that follows. Steve, showing that he still retains some of his humanity, frees Claire, bus in retaliation, the tentacle deals out a severe blow, reverting him back to human form. Steve then dies in Claire's arms. Back in the mansion lobby, Chris watches from his hiding place as Wesker confronts Alexia. Wesker demands that she come with him, while Alexia rebukes Wesker. "You are not worthy of its power!" She then transforms into Alexia I and backhands Wesker, who shrugs it off. Alexia flings bloody flames at Wesker, who dodges them by running up the wall, Matrix-style and cold-cocks Alexia across her face. Wesker then ditches Alexia, leaving Chris to do his dirty work. Alexia and Chris face off. Chris dodges her flames as he blasts her several ties with the Magnum. Alexia goes down. He gains access to the secret labs where Alexander Ashford performed his gene manipulation experiments decades earlier. He comes across Claire, who tells him to set the self-destruct mechanism, so that she can escape. Chris does so, and the two siblings are united. Alexia once again appears and Chris and Claire unlock the weapon hold containing the Linear Launcher. With Chris' help, Claire is able to escape, leaving Chris to face off against Alexia once again. After blasting her with everything he has, the deformed being that was Alexia takes to the skies. Chris grabs the charged Linear Launcher and in one shot, liquefies Alexia Ashford. On his way back to the Harrier, Chris discovers that Wesker had taken Claire hostage. Following them down a zombie-filled corridor, Chris catches up with them at Wesker's submarine. Wesker releases Claire who runs off to the escape plane, as Chris and Wesker fight. Sadly, it's a one-sided battle as Wesker knocks the poor guy all over the place. In desperation, Chris drops a ton of I-beams on Wesker. Too bad they didn't work, but they did injure Wesker slightly. An explosion and a fallen pipe separates the two combatants, who promise to settle the score the next time they meet. Chris and Wesker make their escapes, Wesker in his submarine, and Chris in the Harrier jet with Claire, just as the Antarctic facility is destroyed. Nearly four years later... 2002, Sunday, April 7: While conducting a survey on B.O.W.'s considered to be failures, a researcher at the Atlantic disposal facility discovers some kind of 'unknown water creatures,' whose body fluids are extremely acidic, thus making them extremely dangerous. He calls these water creatures 'Torpedo Kids,' since they swim like their namesake. Tuesday, April 9: The researcher discovers that there is a 'mother' that is producing the Torpedo Kids. If he can find the mother and kill it, then the number of Torpedo Kids will decrease. Tuesday, April 16: In an attempt to kill off the 'mother' of the Torpedo Kids, the researcher is badly wounded and the Torpedo Kids extended their territories to where the researcher is located. 2002, Saturday, May 18: The injured researcher relocates his observation area to the underground, but remains cautions since creatures tend to congregate in dark places. Sunday, May 19: The researcher and several of his co-workers saw 'saw red shining objects,' which look like eyes of some creature, but haven't been able to identify it yet. Because of its shining eyes, the researcher calls this creature 'Glimmer.' Monday, May 20: The Spencer Rain, a cruise ship owned and operated by Umbrella, leaves on what it will be its final voyage. The researcher orders several workers to go and try to catch a Glimmer. The plan failed and the monster kills two of the workers. Thursday, May 22: After increasing the number of workers, they managed to kill one of the Glimmers and bring the body back for examination. 'According to workers, the "Glimmer" will open itself up just before it goes to attack.' 2002, Saturday, June 1: The researcher concludes that the Glimmer is an apparent sub-species of the Hunters. The researcher decides to look into the matter even further. 2002, Tuesday, August 27: A freight crewman working aboard the Spencer Rain celebrates his 100th day anniversary working on the ship. 2002, Wednesday, September 4: The freight crewman notices that some type of 'large cargo' was carried off into the Presentation Room, located below deck. The crewman absently wonders what is inside the containers. Friday, September 6: The freight crewman discovers in one of the creates, several canisters containing the biohazard insignia. Saturday, September 7: The freight crewman gets yelled ay by his boss for not being on the ball today. The crewman decides to be more attentive on his job. '...I'd better be more careful since I really need to keep this job...' Saturday, September 14: Joseph Carter, a waiter aboard the Spencer Rain writes a letter to his brother about his job on the ship. Monday, September 16: The Spencer Rain needs a new pool handle, since the old one is rather rusty. As a precaution, the old one is stored inside the Storage Room. Wednesday, September 18: Morpheus Duvall, the scientist who was given the axe four years earlier, pulls off a Claire Redfield-style raid on the Umbrella labs in Paris and steals three T-virus samples, including a new virus, which is called the T-G virus (version 0.9.1), a fused version of both virus with electrical properties. Friday, September 20: The captain of the Spencer Rain is pleased at how the voyage is going so far. He is even in the good graces of his company, since a representative praised him on how he runs his ship. Saturday, September 21: The captain of the Spencer Rain thinks that something funny is going on. He is concerned about 'the ones' escaping and promises to himself that he will keep his Magnum on him at all times. Sunday, September 22: Morpheus Duvall unleashes the T-Virus aboard the Spencer Rain. How he managed to escape infection is anyone's guess. Ironically, this date also marks the four-year anniversary of the full-scale outbreak at Raccoon City. The captain of the doomed ship can't send out a S.O.S. Worse yet, all of the passengers and crew are dead. Like a man, the captain accepts his fate. 'All I can do is accept what has been happening on my ship as my destiny...' Bruce McGivern puts a bullet in the zombified captain's head later on. Sunday night, September 22-Monday morning, September 23: Resident Evil Dead Aim takes place. With the T-virus in his possession, Morpheus Duvall notifies the American and Chinese governments that if they don't pay $5 billion, then he would launch missiles containing the stolen T-virus samples at major cities in America and China. The two governments then dispatch two of their best agents to board the Spencer Rain and stop Duvall. From the American government, is Bruce McGivern (he looks like Paul Walker with a bad Southern accent in the FMV movies. Just look at the guy, for crying out loud!), a covert agent working for the Anti-Umbrella Pursuit Team, a subsidiary of the U.S. Strategic Command. From the Chinese side, it's Fongling, also a covert agent, only this time it's for the Chinese Safety Department. Both board the Spencer Rain without a hitch, but it's Bruce who gets to Morpheus first. Actually it's Morpheus who sneaks up on Bruce from behind, and would have killed him, had not Fongling and one of her hand grenades had interfered. Bruce escapes injury, but Morpheus is not so lucky. Bruce enters the ship and gains access to the main staircase. There, he and Fongling meet--and Bruce gets knocked to the floor. After their confrontation, Bruce explores the ship, or what rooms were accessible. He finds a rusty valve handle and is on his way back to the stern of the ship when he is attacked. Fongling appears and swipes the valve handle from him when he is down. With her machine gun and silencer pistol, Fongling blasts a path to the rear of the ship. Bruce follows her (or in this case, follows the trail of shell casings and dead zombies) and catches up with her at the stern of the ship. Inside a control room, Morpheus--in bad shape following Fongling's grenade attack--releases two Hunters on the two agents. Bruce takes them down with little difficulty and follows Fongling below deck. While snooping around in the presentation room, Bruce comes face to face with...Morpheus, who had injected himself with the T-G virus and transformed into an enhanced Tyrant. Seeing that his weapons have no effect on the monster, Bruce opts to run instead. Morpheus then chases Bruce all over the lower decks. Using an ID card he had acquired, he rushes into the living quarters of the crew...and into Fongling, who was attempting to open another door. Bruce decides to stall for time while Fongling opens the door from the other side. She disables the locks and helps Bruce escape from Morpheus. Bruce finds his way back to the upper decks and gains access to the captain's quarters. He puts the captain's undead soul into permanent naptime and takes his Magnum. Upon arriving at the bridge, he finds Fongling and discovers that the Spencer Rain is on a collision course with a rocky cliff. With five minutes to spare, both make a break for the helipad. There, Bruce is pitted in a not-so-dramatic battle with the newest member of the Tyrant family--the T-091. With tentacles instead of claws on its fingers (and a face that can give Jason Voorhees a run for his money) the Tyrant attacks, but Bruce puts it down and jumps off the ship. The Spencer Rain plows into the side of the cliff and is destroyed. Bruce finds himself at the disposal site where Morpheus worker at four years earlier. Now deserted and abandoned (except for a small number of zombies, Glimmers and Torpedo Kids), Bruce, while on the radio with his superiors, discovers that the Chinese gave in and will pay the ransom, thus making Fongling expendable. Inside a helipad, Bruce saves Fongling from being killed by her own government by means of an orbiting laser platform. Using a pocketknife, Bruce removes the tracking device from Fongling's arm and destroys it, thus disabling the laser platform. Bruce encounters Pluto, the experiment that had gotten loose several years earlier. He dispatches the monster and he and Fongling takes the elevator down to the undersea laboratory. Morpheus appears and severs the cable, sending the elevator rushing down. Bruce hits the emergency brake switch, allowing Fongling to escape. Bruce, however cannot, and the elevator is sent zooming down to the bottom. Luckily, Bruce is rendered unconscious. Morpheus then captures Fongling while she is exploring the underwater labs and Bruce regains consciousness. He destroys another of Umbrella's haywire experiments and acquires a new weapon; the Charged Particle Rifle, specially designed for T-virus infected beings, and can penetrate electrical charges. He confronts Morpheus and in the following battle, Bruce is the victor, but it's not over yet... Morpheus mutates, this time, into something that would remind anyone of the G-Type V from RE2. Following Fongling's instructions, Bruce makes his way down the mazelike corridors until he reaches the control room, which is locked. Morpheus is upon him again, attempting to crush him with his bulbous mass, but Bruce pushes him back with everything he has. He puts a bullet into Morpheus' exposed head, and that triggers an unstable mutation. Bruce and Fongling escapes the base by using a submersible and the base is completely destroyed. Bruce surprises Fongling by showing her that he knows a little Chinese and in response she kisses him just as rescue choppers appear on the horizon. Enjoy your time with Fongling, Bruce...heh, heh. Special Thanks to... Capcom, for creating the first 'survival horror' game. My friends, for supporting me. My writers-in-arms, for supporting me. And myself, for having the time to type out this timeline. Copyright 2003. All Rights Reserved.