History Headscratchers / ResidentEvil

28th Oct '16 1:01:02 AM thatsnumberwang
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** Because Raccoon City is batshit insane. No town modeled on a real place could match its bizarre architecture, questionable logistics, comically corrupt officials and strange emblem-based block-pushing security systems.
26th Oct '16 9:00:49 PM flyboy254
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* Maybe this was mentioned somewhere and I never found it, but is there a reason that Racoon City isn't set in Pennsylvania? I mean the early games were basically a giant shout-out to Romero's "Dead" movies, so was there some copyright issue that Capcom wanted to avoid? Or did they just think that a small Midwestern town would be a location most players could easily identify?
19th Oct '16 5:41:17 PM nombretomado
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*** According to TheDarkId, Dead Aim was designed by Cavia... the same Cavia that would later go on to produce {{Drakengard}}. So, we can chalk it up to the ''developers'' being insane.

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*** According to TheDarkId, Dead Aim was designed by Cavia... the same Cavia that would later go on to produce {{Drakengard}}.VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}. So, we can chalk it up to the ''developers'' being insane.
20th Sep '16 9:12:17 AM MrDrProfGamer
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*In the first movie, who the hell put all the infected in the containment chambers? Everyone in the facility was killed and only the Red Queen was left. Seeing as she's only a computer and there seems to be no automated system that could feasibly collect and store said bodies, what happened?
9th Aug '16 12:50:01 PM Eagal
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* What was the point of Alice? This is from a troper that likes the games and somewhat likes the movies. But it seems as if the only two reasons for her existence is to: 1. Distinct the movies from the games. 2. Make her basically a what if someone made a GameShark human.
*** ThirdOptionAdaptation is in play here. The point of using Alice, and thus the looser interpretation, was to prevent people from feeling invalidated when they made a playthrough with only Jill or only Chris in the first game. Rather than retelling the story exactly with the characters and choosing one of the protagonists to be the 'true' protagonist, they went with the safer route and made an OC along with giving her MarySue traits in order to make her credible in the series.
21st May '16 2:56:31 AM Lightice
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** I thought they ripped their skins in the process of forcing themselves through the metal grates...
26th Apr '16 6:25:33 AM FlashSteps
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*** This troper assumed he merged with a pack...nest...pod...''group'' of swimming crocodiles or something.

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*** This troper I assumed he merged with a pack...nest...pod...''group'' of swimming crocodiles or something.



** Six years ago, this troper had a case of IKnewIt while discussing the issue with a fellow player. I accurately predicted that Wesker's super virus wasn't perfect and required some special stuff just to keep it up and running. It is a major plot point of the final chapter of [=RE5=], and Wesker's one and only weakness. That probably also what made this virus useless for a SuperSoldier program like the one Irving was working on. Imagine that Wesker's body needs something that probably costs more than 200000 bucks per shot and need one shot per 24 hours just to keep running correctly.

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** Six years ago, this troper I had a case of IKnewIt while discussing the issue with a fellow player. I accurately predicted that Wesker's super virus wasn't perfect and required some special stuff just to keep it up and running. It is a major plot point of the final chapter of [=RE5=], and Wesker's one and only weakness. That probably also what made this virus useless for a SuperSoldier program like the one Irving was working on. Imagine that Wesker's body needs something that probably costs more than 200000 bucks per shot and need one shot per 24 hours just to keep running correctly.



*** Says who? This troper thinks a game where you shamble around looking for people to devour would be pretty cool.

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*** Says who? This troper thinks I think a game where you shamble around looking for people to devour would be pretty cool.



** This troper has been under the impression that in game canon, the characters are never bitten/clawed/ect/ect. The only exceptions were Jill Valentine and the Outbreak characters, who all required some manner of cure. After all, the characters are only bitten or clawed or whatever if the player screws up. It is possible to get a no-damage run, if you're good enough. (This troper has never managed to do that, but knows people who have. I envy them greatly.)
** On the subject of the Cure, they did eventually develop a viable vaccine, which was important to the plot in the CG movie. This troper hasn't played [=RE3=], but even if they had the formula (which they probably did in the form of the Mercenary's memory, which isn't exactly the best for a vaccine formula), it would still take several months to years to synthesis a viable, mass producible vaccine they can give to everyone.

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** This troper has I had been under the impression that in game canon, the characters are never bitten/clawed/ect/ect. The only exceptions were Jill Valentine and the Outbreak characters, who all required some manner of cure. After all, the characters are only bitten or clawed or whatever if the player screws up. It is possible to get a no-damage run, if you're good enough. (This troper has (I have never managed to do that, but knows people who have. I envy them greatly.)
** On the subject of the Cure, they did eventually develop a viable vaccine, which was important to the plot in the CG movie. This troper hasn't I haven't played [=RE3=], but even if they had the formula (which they probably did in the form of the Mercenary's memory, which isn't exactly the best for a vaccine formula), it would still take several months to years to synthesis a viable, mass producible vaccine they can give to everyone.



** Forgoing the Lulz to be had over a complaint about bugs in this Trope, the reason is a lot of people are afraid of Bugs and Arachnids. Easier to tap into an existing fear than try to create a new one and fail.

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** Forgoing the Lulz to be had over a complaint about bugs in this Trope, the The reason is a lot of people are afraid of Bugs and Arachnids. Easier to tap into an existing fear than try to create a new one and fail.



** It seems clear that Wesker was putting on the American accent to fool his STARS teams that he was a stand-up, all-American good guy leader. He didn't use it in Zero because he never interacted with any STARS in that game, and after his HeelFaceTurn in REmake/original, he had no reason to keep up TheMasquerade any longer, so returned to his natural accent. Which being an EvilBrit accent, helped underline his villainy, of course.



*** Original troper who started this conversation stream here, what I meant by "would 9/11 have happened" is not "would Bin Ladin have tried it in the face of {{=BOWs=}}" it's "would the US have implemented the same security measures they did in the real world after 9/11 back in 1998?" It's more of a what-if question which is never going to get touched by the series itself.
*** There doesn't appear to be a good answer to that. The only good security measure against the BOWs would be some kind of travel quarantine for a few days longer than whatever the average (or longest if you're smart) incubation period is for a BOWs development. Checking people for guns wouldn't help. They probably implemented entirely different protocols if at all and the games never touch on this largely because only RE6 at all touches on civilian life after the original games which all take place over a few weeks.

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*** Original troper who started this conversation stream here, what I meant by "would 9/11 have happened" is not "would Bin Ladin have tried it in the face of {{=BOWs=}}" [=BOWs=]" it's "would the US have implemented the same security measures they did in the real world after 9/11 back in 1998?" It's more of a what-if question which is never going to get touched by the series itself.
*** There doesn't appear to be a good answer to that. The only good security measure against the BOWs [=BOWs=] would be some kind of travel quarantine for a few days longer than whatever the average (or longest if you're smart) incubation period is for a BOWs [=BOWs=] development. Checking people for guns wouldn't help. They probably implemented entirely different protocols if at all and the games never touch on this largely because only RE6 at all touches on civilian life after the original games which all take place over a few weeks.



** What the above troper calls "stupid", this troper calls "deliberate". They planned to spread the T-virus all over the world. It was just some unlucky spanner in the works that the virus got sprung prematurely under Raccoon City, to the point where certain individuals (*cough*Alice*cough*) could withstand and defeat them.

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** What the above troper calls "stupid", this troper calls I call "deliberate". They planned to spread the T-virus all over the world. It was just some unlucky spanner in the works that the virus got sprung prematurely under Raccoon City, to the point where certain individuals (*cough*Alice*cough*) could withstand and defeat them.
9th Apr '16 1:55:47 PM BlackMageJ
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** She's set to appear in the third CGI film, which will be canon and set some time before RE6, although we don't know what her role will be yet. She's also in Biohazard: The Stage (a theatre play which is only on in Japan), where she's become a teacher, although that's probably not canon.
12th Sep '15 4:51:19 PM finalfaw
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*** The Insects and Arachnids we see are the "winners" of the whole "eat your' own kind" contest, that is why there is probably so few.
** Also it's explained that species lower on the evolutionary ladder don't mutate as much, Infected Insects and Arachnids only gain mass.
24th Jul '15 10:41:10 PM nombretomado
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** [[MetalSlug Well Actually....]]

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