The genesis of Resident Evil

Resident Evil

This where it all began, with the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team sent to investigate the disappearance of the Bravo team. They come under attack and seek refuge in Spencer Mansion, which they discover is an Umbrella research facility set up to develop the T-Virus as a biological weapon. Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine save the day, defeating the Tyrant - the ultimate biological weapon - and survive the incident along with Barry Burton and Rebecca Chambers. Alpha team leader Albert Wesker turns out to be an Umbrella employee ordered to lead the operatives to their doom in order to collect combat data.

Links in the chain

The T-Virus was developed at Spencer Mansion under the supervision of Umbrella President Ozwell Spencer. Not much is known about his character, despite his importance to the whole series.

The case of Lisa Trevor only appears in the RE remake (2002). Daughter of Spencer Mansion architect George, she was kidnapped and experimented on by Dr. William Birkin and Albert Wesker, and appears as a tough, grotesquely mutated monster.

In RE: Dead Aim, Umbrella fires Morpheus D. Duvall, accusing him of causing the leak of the T-Virus that led to the Spencer Mansion incident. In revenge, he steals the TG Virus from them.

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  • katwood92 - October 30, 2008 12:34 a.m.

    I knew what happened in 0 and 1 because I read the books, which I liked. RE rocks! And what is with the first thing anyway!?!
  • solidsnake_5552000 - October 28, 2008 4:04 a.m.

    great article. Now you should do a favor to the humanity and write the genesis of metal gear and metal gear solid because not even the Metal gear solid database helped me to understand such entangled story. And I won't say "first" EVEN HAVING THE OPORTUNITY because I consider it to be a waste of time.
  • manicclownboy716 - November 19, 2008 4:32 p.m.

    I thought I was fairly in the know about the RE series geuss not. Grat article needed to be done... so that RE 5 can come along and screw it up. ( see great story gone horribly wrong: indigo prophecy, metal gear solid 2, etc.)
  • PreyingMantis - March 5, 2009 3:30 a.m.

    i agree it is a great article, and thanks i have always been confused about the story line of RE
  • GaMeZ4LiFe - March 11, 2009 4:34 a.m.

    Great Article

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