The genesis of Resident Evil

Resident Evil 2

The outbreak of the T-Virus reaches Raccoon City. Into the chaos come Claire Redfield (looking for her brother Chris) and rookie police officer Leon Kennedy. The two are separated, but fight their way through the city and discover the underground laboratory of Dr. William Birkin, an Umbrella researcher who has developed the G-Virus and mutated into a monster. Claire and Leon manage to defeat Birkin and a Tyrant that is sent to retrieve a G-virus sample. Then they escape the city with Birkin's daughter, Sherry.

Links in the chain

Key to the Tyrants is Beta Hetero Non Serotonin, a hormone secreted by teenagers. This was harvested by Vincent Goldman during the events of Survivor. It was used to create RE 2's T-103.

Lisa Trevor (see previous page) was infected with the Progenitor Virus and parasite but her DNA rejected them. Her unique physical make-up led to Birkin's development of the G-Virus and the Nemesis parasite.

At the end of RE 2, Leon joins an anti-Umbrella group and is sent to an incident on a cruiser. He disappears, so Barry Burton, also in the group, follows him. Their adventure unfolds in Resident Evil: Gaiden.

A T-0400TP Tyrant was fitted with neurological inhibitors so it would protect humans. Unfortunately, as seen in Outbreak, it was a failure.


  • 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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