History Headscratchers / ResidentEvil2

3rd Sep '16 4:57:42 PM demsey
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*** It's a weapons locker, it's probably full of weapons - and it would be just stupid for a single person to take a locker-full of guns with him. The rest is just gameplay and story segregation.


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**** Given the situation the city is in at that point, it's not weird for there to be weapons and ammunition lying around on the streets, for example, being spread around by survivors. It's not like storing heavy weaponry in a power station was standard practice for the city beforehand.
2nd Jul '16 7:26:43 PM rahalstmin
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** [[OccamsRazor, those weren't G-Virus samples the rats consumed at all]], but T-Virus samples that just happened to be in the case]]. Note the color of the spilled liquids (G was purple, T was green).

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** [[OccamsRazor, [[OccamsRazor those weren't G-Virus samples the rats consumed at all]], but T-Virus samples that just happened to be in the case]]. Note the color of the spilled liquids (G was purple, T was green).
21st Jun '16 2:32:36 AM M3
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** You're not wrong, but this is gameplay and story segregation. Mr.X is exclusive to the B scenario; but to get either B scenario in the first place you have to play through the Mr.X-less A scenario. It would make sense in the story department, but in the gameplay proper, you'll never encounter Mr.X in the first scenario, so there would be no point in telling the player about him. If they had thought of doing that back during development, It'd be admonished today to do that as it would seem like a build up to nothing. However, as of typing this, they could've used it to foreshadow what the player would experience in the B scenario, though I'd imagine that'd kill the shock factor of Mr.X showing up.

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** You're not wrong, but this is gameplay and story segregation. Mr.X is exclusive to the B scenario; but to get either B scenario in the first place you have to play through the Mr.X-less A scenario. It would make sense in the story department, but in the gameplay proper, you'll never encounter Mr.X in the first scenario, so there would be no point in telling the player about him. If they had thought of doing that back during development, It'd be admonished today to do that as it would seem like a build up to nothing. However, as of typing this, they could've used it to foreshadow what the player would experience in the B scenario, though I'd imagine that'd kill the shock factor of Mr.X showing up.
up. Birkin is much harder to justify. Though I'd imagine that again as Leon never meets him game proper, why tell the player in the Claire scenario if there's never going to be a meeting or a payoff?
21st Jun '16 2:29:26 AM M3
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* In the [=ClaireA/LeonB=] scenario, [[spoiler:Sherry is implanted with embryos by her mutated father]]. It's established by a document Claire finds that if the embryos are not genetically compatible with the host, they'll [[ChestBurster chew their way out]] and grow into a G-Imago. If they ''are'' compatible, however, they slowly transform the host's cells, turning the host into a true G-Virus monster like William. So [[spoiler:the vaccine Claire gives to Sherry will stop her from becoming an eyeball-covered monstrosity... but since it will stop the cellular infection, won't it just ''cause the embryos to chest burst?'']]

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* In the [=ClaireA/LeonB=] scenario, [[spoiler:Sherry is implanted with embryos by her mutated father]]. It's established by a document Claire finds that if the embryos are not genetically compatible with the host, they'll [[ChestBurster chew their way out]] and grow into a G-Imago. If they ''are'' compatible, however, they slowly transform the host's cells, turning the host into a true G-Virus monster like William. So [[spoiler:the vaccine Claire gives to Sherry will stop her hedsr from becoming an eyeball-covered monstrosity... but since it will stop the cellular infection, won't it just ''cause the embryos to chest burst?'']]



WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay point this out: Leon never mentions his encounters with Mr. X to Claire. Though she never encounters the big guy (in the canon scenario), you would think that since they both have a radio, Leon would contact her and say "Claire watch out for a huge monster in a green coat" or something like that. The encounters with William Birkins (constantly changing) multiple forms are a bit more understandable due to Leon figuring it out in the files lying around the precinct and in Umbrella's Labs. Claire was outright told by Annette, but still, you think they would try to at least warn each other about their respective monsters or encounters with them.
** You're not wrong, but this is gameplay and story segregation. Mr.X is exclusive to the B scenario; but to get either B scenario in the first place you have to play through the Mr.X-less A scenario. It would make sense in the story department, but in the gameplay proper, you'll never encounter Mr.X in the first scenario, so it wouldn't be used proper. Though as of typing this, they could've still done that to give the player something to watch out for in the other scenario; though I'd imagine that'd kill the shock factor of Mr.X showing up.

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* WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay point this out: Leon never mentions his encounters with Mr. X to Claire. Though she never encounters the big guy (in the canon scenario), you would think that since they both have a radio, Leon would contact her and say "Claire watch out for a huge monster in a green coat" or something like that. The encounters with William Birkins (constantly changing) multiple forms are a bit more understandable due to Leon figuring it out in the files lying around the precinct and in Umbrella's Labs. Claire was outright told by Annette, but still, you think they would try to at least warn each other about their respective monsters or encounters with them.
** You're not wrong, but this is gameplay and story segregation. Mr.X is exclusive to the B scenario; but to get either B scenario in the first place you have to play through the Mr.X-less A scenario. It would make sense in the story department, but in the gameplay proper, you'll never encounter Mr.X in the first scenario, so there would be no point in telling the player about him. If they had thought of doing that back during development, It'd be admonished today to do that as it wouldn't be used proper. Though would seem like a build up to nothing. However, as of typing this, they could've still done that used it to give foreshadow what the player something to watch out for would experience in the other scenario; B scenario, though I'd imagine that'd kill the shock factor of Mr.X showing up.
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21st Jun '16 2:26:57 AM M3
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** You're not wrong, but this is gameplay and story segregation. Mr.X is exclusive to the B scenario; but to get either B scenario in the first place you have to play through the Mr.X-less A scenario. It would make sense in the story department, but in the gameplay proper, you'll never encounter Mr.X in the first scenario, so it wouldn't be used proper. Though as of typing this, they could've still done that to give the player something to watch out for in the other scenario; though I'd imagine that'd kill the shock factor of Mr.X showing up.
22nd Apr '16 6:29:26 PM CrowTR0bot
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** [[OccamsRazor, those weren't G-Virus samples the rats consumed at all]], but T-Virus samples that just happened to be in the case]]. Note the color of the spilled liquids (G was purple, T was green).
7th Apr '16 4:42:24 PM Steven
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** It's also stated in later games that Claire ditched Leon and Sherry to find Chris and the government detailed Leon and Sherry since they're survivors of a T-Virus outbreak and were concerned that they were carrying the virus or seen things they weren't supposed to. Naturally, they'd test them both and would have discovered the immunity inside Sherry.

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** It's also stated in later games that Claire ditched Leon and Sherry to find Chris and the Chris. Thee government detailed found and detained Leon and Sherry since they're survivors of a T-Virus outbreak and were concerned that they were carrying the virus or seen things they weren't supposed to. Naturally, they'd test them both and would have discovered the immunity inside Sherry.
7th Apr '16 4:41:31 PM Steven
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** It's also stated in later games that Claire ditched Leon and Sherry to find Chris and the government detailed Leon and Sherry since they're survivors of a T-Virus outbreak and were concerned that they were carrying the virus or seen things they weren't supposed to. Naturally, they'd test them both and would have discovered the immunity inside Sherry.


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** The virus can change how it mutates people/animals and may not always be the same result for everyone. It's also likely that the virus Birkin injected himself with may have been a stronger strain or some other kind of prototype he was working on. Another theory is the injection is giving you the virus in its purest and rawest form whereas getting the virus through other means like a bite may not have the same potency.
17th Mar '16 3:15:05 PM Mullon
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* If the samples Birkin was carrying that the rats got to were G-Virus samples why was everyone suffering the effects of T-Virus infections instead of turning into giant unstoppable monsters like Birkin?
3rd Feb '16 6:07:33 PM CoCage
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WebVideo/TheTwoBestFriendsPlay point this out: Leon never mentions his encounters with Mr. X to Claire. Though she never encounters the big guy (in the canon scenario), you would think that since they both have a radio, Leon would contact her and say "Claire watch out for a huge monster in a green coat" or something like that. The encounters with William Birkins (constantly changing) multiple forms are a bit more understandable due to Leon figuring it out in the files lying around the precinct and in Umbrella Labs. Claire was outright told by Annette, but still, you think they would try to at least warn each other about their respective monsters or encounters with them.

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WebVideo/TheTwoBestFriendsPlay WebVideo/TwoBestFriendsPlay point this out: Leon never mentions his encounters with Mr. X to Claire. Though she never encounters the big guy (in the canon scenario), you would think that since they both have a radio, Leon would contact her and say "Claire watch out for a huge monster in a green coat" or something like that. The encounters with William Birkins (constantly changing) multiple forms are a bit more understandable due to Leon figuring it out in the files lying around the precinct and in Umbrella Umbrella's Labs. Claire was outright told by Annette, but still, you think they would try to at least warn each other about their respective monsters or encounters with them.
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