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20th Sep '16 3:26:17 PM Inferus75
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* FlavorText: Throughout the series, especially prominent in the older main entries.

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* FlavorText: Throughout the series, ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' has lots, especially prominent in the older main series entries. One of many examples: "A lockpick. I can unlock the simple locks with this." when examining the lockpick in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil 2''.
18th Sep '16 1:13:33 PM Inferus75
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* FlavorText: Throughout the series, especially prominent in the older main entries.
3rd Sep '16 3:01:33 PM demsey
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* NumberedSequels / StoppedNumberingSequels: A weird combination. Completely 100% canon games which meaningfully advance the plot are numbered; subtitled games are spinoffs or one-offs that haven't received any follow-up. The exceptions to this rule thus far are ''Code: Veronica'' and ''Revelations''. The latter got a numbered sequel of its own.

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* NumberedSequels / StoppedNumberingSequels: A weird combination. Completely 100% canon games which meaningfully advance the plot are numbered; subtitled games are spinoffs or one-offs that haven't received any follow-up. The exceptions to this rule thus far are ''Code: Veronica'' and ''Revelations''. The latter got a numbered sequel of its own. The canon doesn't only extend to the numbered games (with ''Code: Veronica'' and the ''Revelations'' games), but to various side games as well. ''Gaiden'' and ''Operation Raccoon City'' are not canon, The ''Chronicles'' games are partly, and more or less the rest is 100% canon.



* PlotHole: Quarantining Raccoon City, to keep the virus inside its walls. Makes sense, until the moment you realize. "What about the crows infected with the T-Virus? Who are free to fly outside of the city at any time." Unless they put a giant dome over the city, the virus should have spread across the entire midwest.

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* PlotHole: Quarantining Raccoon City, to keep the virus inside its walls. Makes sense, until the moment you realize. "What about the crows infected with the T-Virus? Who are free to fly outside of the city at any time." Unless they put a giant dome over the city, the virus should have spread across the entire midwest. Kinda justified with Raccoon City being mostly in the middle of nowhere and the infected crows focusing more on eating the survivors and zombies in the city, rather than flying away somewhere. Also the introduction of an antitode to the virus.



** Rebecca Chambers had, in canon, escaped from the mansion with the rest of the team in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', but has not made any future appearances in the storyline (other than being playable in a mini-game for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'') within the story and is never even talked about at all by the other characters who survived with her. She was the star of [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil0 her own game]], albeit a canon "prequel", but it was still made much later in the series.

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** Rebecca Chambers had, in canon, escaped from the mansion with the rest of the team in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', but has not made any future appearances in the storyline (other than being playable in a mini-game for ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'') within the story and is never even talked about at all by the other characters who survived with her. She was the star of [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil0 her own game]], albeit a canon "prequel", but it was still made much later in the series. She does make a canon comeback in ''Biohazard: The Stage'', as well as being a main character in the upcoming ''Resident Evil: Vendetta'' CGI film.



** Nicolai, who, through WordOfGod, manages to escape after killing all of his teammates so that he can be the sole survivor and hand Umbrella information for money in ''Resident Evil 3'', has only made appearances in questionably canon installments, namely ''Outbreak'''s "Decisions, Decisons" scenario and early on in ''Operation: Raccoon City''.

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** Nicolai, who, through WordOfGod, manages to escape after killing all of his teammates so that he can be the sole survivor and hand Umbrella information for money in ''Resident Evil 3'', has only made appearances in questionably a further canon installments, namely ''Outbreak'''s appearance in ''Outbreak's'' "Decisions, Decisons" scenario and early on scenario, as well as a non-canon appearance in ''Operation: ''Operation Raccoon City''.
3rd Sep '16 2:27:51 PM demsey
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* ContinuitySnarl: Capcom's attempts to set at least four different games during the fall of Raccoon City leads to a lot of continuity errors about the shared locations. Specifically the Raccoon Police Department, which players visit in ''2'', ''3'', and ''File #2'' with critical differences each time.
** The ''Chronicles'' games are rather bad about this, adding new events and filling in holes in the established canon (most notably between ''Code Veronica'' and ''[=RE4=]''), while at the same time also contradicting quite a bit of it. Really, figuring out the true continuity of ''Resident Evil'' is only slightly easier than ''Zelda''. For example, to date, the canon ending to the original still hasn't actually ''appeared'' in any of the games.
** Capcom fully acknowledged this with ''Operation Raccoon City'', as the player can come across the likes of Leon S. Kennedy '''and kill him'''. They've simply said that the game's using RuleOfCool in regards to things like that, and that it's up to the player to decide if they want to play a canon game and leave the timeline intact, or run around screwing up the series' continuity by killing all of the Raccoon City survivors.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Capcom's attempts to set at least four different games during the fall of Raccoon City leads to a lot of continuity errors about the shared locations. Specifically the Raccoon Police Department, which players visit in ''2'', ''3'', and ''File #2'' with critical differences each time.
time. There is actually only a single genuine continuity error with the Police Department, that being the window that Nemesis breaks in RE3. It's not broken in RE2, although it takes place before RE3. The rest of the events from the games featuring the department fall in line with each other with no actual errors, from Outbreak to RE3, and then to RE2.
** The ''Chronicles'' games are rather bad about this, adding new events and filling in holes in the established canon (most notably between ''Code Veronica'' and ''[=RE4=]''), while at the same time also contradicting quite a bit of it. Really, figuring out the true continuity of ''Resident Evil'' is only slightly easier than ''Zelda''. For example, to date, the canon ending to the original still hasn't actually ''appeared'' in any of the games.
games. The retellings of other games from both Chronicles games were never meant to be canon and as such, don't contradict anything. The actual original scenarios that are canon don't contradict anything major from the main games. The actual canon outcome of the original game isn't achievable in it because it was meant to be open ended and Capcom didn't think of a sequel at the time. The canon outcome has been confirmed through subsequent games though.
** Capcom fully acknowledged this with ''Operation Raccoon City'', as the player can come across the likes of Leon S. Kennedy '''and kill him'''. They've simply said that the game's using RuleOfCool in regards to things like that, and that it's up to the player to decide if they want to play a canon game and leave the timeline intact, or run around screwing up the series' continuity by killing all of the Raccoon City survivors. Although it is actually impossible to play a "canon game" of ''Operation Raccoon City'', as no matter what the player does, the game contradicts most everything about the actual canon games (partly due to being fully developed by another developer instead). It's more "Resident Evil: The Movie: The Game" than an actual Resident Evil game.
3rd Sep '16 1:33:13 PM demsey
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* ''Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles - July 23, 1998 (the Rebirth 1 scenario)
* ''Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles - The night between July 23rd and 24th (the Nightmare scenario)

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* ''Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles Chronicles'' - July 23, 1998 (the Rebirth 1 scenario)
* ''Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles Chronicles'' - The night between July 23rd and 24th (the Nightmare scenario)



* ''Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles - After the events of Resident Evil on July 24, 1998 (the Rebirth 2 scenario)

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* ''Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles Chronicles'' - After the events of Resident Evil on July 24, 1998 (the Rebirth 2 scenario)
3rd Sep '16 1:30:40 PM demsey
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* ''Biohazard Umbrella Chronicles: Prelude to the Fall''



* ''Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles - July 23, 1998 (the Rebirth 1 scenario)
* ''Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles - The night between July 23rd and 24th (the Nightmare scenario)



* ''Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles - After the events of Resident Evil on July 24, 1998 (the Rebirth 2 scenario)



* ''Resident Evil 3'' - September 28, 1998 (first half)

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* ''Resident Evil 3'' 3: Nemesis'' - September 28, 1998 (first half)



* ''Resident Evil 3'' - October 1, 1998 (second half)

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* ''Resident Evil 3'' 3: Nemesis'' - October 1, 1998 (second half)



* ''Resident Evil Code: Veronica'' - December 1998
* ''Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles'' - Summer 2002 (events of Operation Javier)

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* ''Resident Evil Code: Veronica'' - December 1998
* ''Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles'' - Summer 2002 (events of Operation Javier)



* ''Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles'' - February 18, 2003 (events of Operation T-A.L.O.S.)

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* ''Biohazard Umbrella Chronicles: Prelude to the Fall'' - 2003 (just before the events of Operation T-A.L.O.S.)
* ''Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles'' - February 18, 2003 (events of Operation T-A.L.O.S.)



* ''Resident Evil 5'' - August 2006 (''Lost in Nightmares''), March 2009 (main story)

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* ''Resident Evil 5'' - August 2006 (''Lost in Nightmares''), March 2009 (main story)story and Desperate Escape)



* ''Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire''- Sometime in 2012 before 6.

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* ''Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire''- Desire'' - Sometime in 2012 before 6.
* ''Biohazard: The Stage'' -
Sometime in 2012 before 6.



* ''Umbrella Corp'' - 2015
* ''Resident Evil 7'' - 2016

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* ''Umbrella Corp'' Corps'' - 2015
* ''Resident Evil 7'' 7: Biohazard'' - 20162017
18th Aug '16 1:39:13 PM StevieWillShowYou
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The movie franchise, starring Creator/MillaJovovich, is also moderately successful and has spawned five movies, with the most recent one, ''Retribution'', released in September 2012.

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The movie franchise, starring Creator/MillaJovovich, is also moderately successful and has spawned five six movies, with the most recent (and supposedly last) one, ''Retribution'', ''The Final Chapter'', to be released in September 2012.
2017.
11th Aug '16 6:36:23 PM keichikuu
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** The Sega Dreamcast version of ''Code Veronica'' had a visible EKG in the VMU screen.
9th Aug '16 10:34:20 AM dvorak
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* FanWebComic: ''[[http://kaigetsudo.deviantart.com/gallery/30191702/Jill-Sandwich Jill Sandwich]]'' by Kagietsudo.
8th Aug '16 9:32:18 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'' (2012)

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* ''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter'' (2012)''Film/ResidentEvilTheFinalChapter''
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