History Trivia / ResidentEvil

5th Jun '16 11:19:33 AM santos32
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* NoDubForYou: The games were only voiced in English for quite some time, being released with subtitles for different regions but without the corresponding voice tracks even in Capcom's native Japan. The trend has been recently subverted: Chris, Jill, Wesker and Leon received Japanese voice actors for {{Crossover}}s like ''MarvelVsCapcom3'' and the ''ProjectXZone'' games, ''Revelations'' marked the first time players could choose between Japanese and English audio and ''6'' released a free DLC update which provided Japanese voice track. ''Degeneration'' also had dual audio, but the direct sequel ''Damnation'' surprisingly only had the original English dub.

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* NoDubForYou: The games were only voiced in English for quite some time, being released with subtitles for different regions but without the corresponding voice tracks even in Capcom's native Japan. The trend has been recently subverted: Chris, Jill, Wesker and Leon received Japanese voice actors for {{Crossover}}s like ''MarvelVsCapcom3'' and the ''ProjectXZone'' games, ''Revelations'' marked the first time players could choose between Japanese and English audio and ''6'' released a free DLC update which provided a Japanese voice track. ''Degeneration'' also had dual audio, but the direct sequel ''Damnation'' surprisingly only had the original English dub.
5th Jun '16 11:18:56 AM santos32
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* NoDubForYou: The games were only voiced in English for quite some time, being released with subtitles for different regions but without the corresponding voice tracks even in Capcom's native Japan. The trend has been recently subverted: Chris, Jill, Wesker and Leon received Japanese voice actors for {{Crossover}}s like ''MarvelVsCapcom3'' and the ''ProjectXZone'' games, ''Revelations'' marked the first time players could choose between Japanese and English audio and ''6'' released a free DLC update which provided Japanese voice track. ''Degeneration'' also had dual audio, but the direct sequel ''Damnation'' surprisingly only had the original English dub.
28th Mar '16 1:48:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Nergal and Wesker must be related.
** Do Jill ([[TheOtherDarrin in]] ''[[TheOtherDarrin RE3]]''), Claire, and Annette sound kind of familiar? What if we threw the names [[WesternAnimation/XMen Jean Grey, Jubilee, and Mystique]] at you? How about Creator/AlysonCourt?
*** Adding in Leon to the mix, his VA in ''2'' voiced Quicksilver from the same '90s ''X-Men'' animated series. Nightcrawler, too.
** Claire's voice actress also, in the 1990s, portrayed Loonette the Clown on ''Series/TheBigComfyCouch''.
** She's not the only PBS veteran in the series. In ''[=RE2=]'', Sherry shares a voice with [[Literature/TheMagicSchoolBus Wanda Li]].
*** Her voice actress in ''2'' also voices Paula in ''VideoGame/DinoCrisis2''.
** Don't forget, Jill's ''[=RE5=]'' voice was twice a [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Pink]] [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Power Ranger]].
** It appears that one of Wesker's powers is immortality, because back in TheSixties, he was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_MacDonald%27s_Canada a reactionary Canadian commentator.]]
** In ''5'', Wesker [[Creator/DCDouglas is]] [[VideoGame/DotHackGUGames Taihaiku and Gabi]], [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} Voyager]], [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Legion]], and [[VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia Alexei]].
** In the recent ''RE'' games, Chris [[Creator/RogerCraigSmith is]] secretly an [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed assassin]]. And Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog! And a younger [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins Goddamned Batman]]!
** HUNK [[Creator/KeithSilverstein is]] [[Manga/{{Monster}} Johan Liebert]], [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Zasalamel]], and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Coyote Starrk]] in ''The Umbrella Chronicles'', ''The Mercenaries 3D'', and ''Operation Raccoon City''.
** Birkin's voice actor in both ''Chronicles'' games and ''Operation Raccoon City'' is none other than the one who voiced [[VideoGame/DeadRising Frank West]].
*** Which makes it all the more sad that Jill (being voiced by Patricia Ja Lee and all) never crossed paths with Birkin, seeing as T.J. Rotolo also voiced [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace Dark Specter]].
** In ''Revelations'', Jessica [[Creator/AliHillis is none other than]] [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]], [[Franchise/MassEffect Liara T'Soni]], and [[VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising Palutena]].
** Carlos's "All the foxy ladies love my accent. It drives them crazy" line becomes a bit more hilarious when you realize that his original VA (Vincent Corazza) was once [[Anime/SailorMoon Tuxedo Mask]] and his VA as of ''Operation Raccoon City'' (Creator/GideonEmery) is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier]].
*** And speaking of Tuxedo Mask, Luis Sera (Creator/RinoRomano) was not only Tuxedo Mask [[TheOtherDarrin himself]], but [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Revan]], Spider-Man ([[VideoGame/SpiderMan on a]] [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManUnlimited few occasions]]), and even [[WesternAnimation/TheBatman the goddamn Batman!]]
** Ashley Graham's VA Carolyn Lawrence is better known to some as [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Cindy Vortex]], [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Sandy Cheeks]], and [[WesternAnimation/MoralOrel Orel Puppington]].
** Chief Irons from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilTheDarksideChronicles'' is [[Manga/{{Monster}} Roberto]]!
** Rebecca has been voiced by an early [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Sophitia]] and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]]



* HeyItsThatGuy:
** In ''Resident Evil: Extinction'', the BigBad is [[Series/GameOfThrones Ser Jorah Mormont]]. Or [[Series/DoctorWho Bishop Octavian]], if you prefer.
** Some people might recognise Carlos Olivera as [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Ardeth Bay.]]
** Also, William Birkin (and the Narrator) is portrayed by [[Film/HarryPotter Lucius Malfoy]].
** Alice and [[Series/TheFollowing Joe Carroll]] did guard duty in the mansion together. While he didn't have the accent, or the Poe obsession, [[spoiler: he's still a murderer]].
4th Mar '16 8:29:55 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActorInspiredElement: Milla Jovovich suggested the idea of claiming there was a heatwave in Raccoon City - to account for Jill and Alice not wearing very much. This backfired when filming in Toronto happened during November.
* AwesomeDearBoy: Michelle Rodriguez told her agent to let her know the second a ''Resident Evil'' movie was greenlit. Sure enough she ended up cast as Rain for the first film.
* TheCameo: Jason Isaacs has one as a doctor who says to re-open the Hive. He also provides the opening narration.
* CastTheExpert: Oded Fehr had served in the Israeli military, so he had little difficulty playing Carlos.
* CreatorCameo: Producer Jeremy Bolt has a cameo as one of the zombies.



* DyeingForYourArt: The actress who plays the scientist that revives underwater in the first film - Anna Bolt - learned how to scuba dive for her OneSceneWonder role. Likewise all the actors playing commandos, as well as Milla Jovovich and Eric Mabius, had to undergo a week's training with a Navy Seal.
* FakeAmerican: There's a few of them in the cast, since the film was shot in Europe. James Purefoy, Martin Caplan, Colin Salmon and Sienna Guillory are all British.
* FakeBrit: Irish actress Sophie Vavasseur plays the English Angela in the second film.



* TooSoon: The first film would have the subtitle 'Ground Zero', but that was left out after 9/11 happened.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George A. Romero]] wrote [[http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/resident_evil_romero.html a screenplay]] for and was to direct the first film. It was thrown out entirely when he was kicked off the project. Capcom thought that, while Romero's script was close, it wasn't a full adaptation of the game, and they believed fans would complain about the changes while newcomers would dislike the premise. But confusion sets in when they approved Paul W. S. Anderson's script even though it's a much, ''much'' farther cry from ''Resident Evil''.[[note]]In as few words as possible, Romero's script was a rough adaptation of the first game and included all of the main characters, while Anderson's was a completely original story that featured all new characters, and whose only connection to the games was Umbrella, the T-virus and zombies.[[/note]] Admittedly, there were a few head-scratch-inducing changes in the Romero script (Chris, for example, was turned into a Native American civilian who lived in the mansion and was dating Jill), but all in all, it felt like ''Resident Evil''. It just seems funny that Capcom denied the script for a ''Resident Evil'' movie by Romero considering the series is more or less a homage to his work.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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[[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George A. Romero]] wrote [[http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/resident_evil_romero.html a screenplay]] for and was to direct the first film. It was thrown out entirely when he was kicked off the project. Capcom thought that, while Romero's script was close, it wasn't a full adaptation of the game, and they believed fans would complain about the changes while newcomers would dislike the premise. But confusion sets in when they approved Paul W. S. Anderson's script even though it's a much, ''much'' farther cry from ''Resident Evil''.[[note]]In as few words as possible, Romero's script was a rough adaptation of the first game and included all of the main characters, while Anderson's was a completely original story that featured all new characters, and whose only connection to the games was Umbrella, the T-virus and zombies.[[/note]] Admittedly, there were a few head-scratch-inducing changes in the Romero script (Chris, for example, was turned into a Native American civilian who lived in the mansion and was dating Jill), but all in all, it felt like ''Resident Evil''. It just seems funny WordOfGod is that Capcom denied didn't want a direct adaptation, out of fear that people would stop playing the script for a ''Resident Evil'' movie by Romero considering games in favour of watching the series is more or less a homage movies.
** David Boreanaz was approached
to his work.play Matt but he turned it down due to ''{{Series/Angel}}'' commitments. Hilariously at one point Sarah Michelle Gellar was set to star as Alice too.



** Had Sienna Guillory not been preoccupied with the ''Film/{{Eragon}}'' movie, Jill would have fulfilled Claire's role in ''Extinction.'' Her dropping out of the third movie caused an entire subplot to be removed, in which Jill is hostile and untrustful towards Alice, due to Alice apparently [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse killing Angela "Angie" Ashford between films while under Umbrella's control.]] This subplot would have culminated with Jill being infected by a zombified Carlos, and sacrificing herself in the tanker the way Carlos does in the finished script.

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** Had Sienna Guillory not been preoccupied with the ''Film/{{Eragon}}'' movie, Jill would have fulfilled Claire's role in ''Extinction.'' Her dropping out of the third movie caused an entire subplot to be removed, in which Jill is hostile and untrustful towards Alice, due to Alice apparently [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse killing Angela "Angie" Ashford between films while under Umbrella's control.]] This subplot would have culminated with Jill being infected by a zombified Carlos, and sacrificing herself in the tanker the way Carlos does in the finished script.
script. The novelisation keeps Angie's death intact, but says that Jill is off leading a bunch of other survivors.
** Claire Redfield was meant to appear much earlier in the films, with Gina Phillips starring in the first and Emily Bergl in the second. The character was pushed back each time the actress dropped out.
14th Feb '16 7:38:17 PM Overanalyzer
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* TroubledProduction: The sixth film suffered multiple accidents behind the scenes. A stunt double was severely injured when her motorcycle hit a camera crane, necessitating a medically-induced coma and the eventual amputation of her left arm. Later, a member of the crew was killed when a Hummer used in the film fell on him.
24th Jan '16 8:22:31 PM youngbond007
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** LJ was originally supposed to be played by SnoopDogg rather than Mike Epps.

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** LJ was originally supposed to be played by SnoopDogg '''SnoopDogg''' rather than Mike Epps.
21st Dec '15 2:21:03 AM Adept
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** Some people might recognise Carlos Olivera as [[TheMummyTrilogy Ardeth Bay.]]

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** Some people might recognise Carlos Olivera as [[TheMummyTrilogy [[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Ardeth Bay.]]
14th Oct '15 1:11:26 AM jameygamer
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* The first two ''Resident Evil'' movies are both on critic Creator/RogerEbert's [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated film list]]. He never reviewed any of the movies after that.
15th Sep '15 2:00:14 AM X2X
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*** Adding in Leon to the mix, his VA in ''2'' voiced Quicksilver from the same '90s ''X-Men'' animated series. Nightcrawler too.

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*** Adding in Leon to the mix, his VA in ''2'' voiced Quicksilver from the same '90s ''X-Men'' animated series. Nightcrawler Nightcrawler, too.



** Carlos's "All the foxy ladies love my accent. It drives them crazy" line becomes a bit more hilarious when you realize that his original VA (Vincent Corazza) was once [[Anime/SailorMoon Tuxedo Mask]] and his VA as of ''Operation Raccoon City'' (GideonEmery) is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier]].

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** Carlos's "All the foxy ladies love my accent. It drives them crazy" line becomes a bit more hilarious when you realize that his original VA (Vincent Corazza) was once [[Anime/SailorMoon Tuxedo Mask]] and his VA as of ''Operation Raccoon City'' (GideonEmery) (Creator/GideonEmery) is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier]].



** Rebecca has been voiced by an early [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Sophitia]] and [[{{Manga/Bleach}} Orihime]]
* PlayingAgainstType: A surprising number of characters throughout the series (particularly games 2, 3, and 4) are voiced by actors who previously only appeared in children's entertainment.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In 2001, Capcom announced that the ''Resident Evil'' franchise was going to be exclusive to Nintendo and the [=GameCube=]. In addition to straight ports of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis 3]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code: Veronica X]]'', a total of two new games (one of which was the ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil REmake]]'') were released (and remained) exclusive to Nintendo's consoles; and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' was also announced as a [=GameCube=] exclusive before Capcom decided that due to poor sales of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' and the ''[=REmake=]'', they would release the game on the {{PlayStation 2}} as well.

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** Rebecca has been voiced by an early [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Sophitia]] and [[{{Manga/Bleach}} [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Orihime]]
* PlayingAgainstType: A surprising number of characters throughout the series (particularly games 2, 3, ''2'', ''3'', and 4) ''4'') are voiced by actors who previously only appeared in children's entertainment.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In 2001, Capcom announced that the ''Resident Evil'' franchise was going to be exclusive to Nintendo and the [=GameCube=]. In addition to straight ports of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis 3]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code: Veronica X]]'', a total of two new games (one of which was the ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvil REmake]]'') were released (and remained) exclusive to Nintendo's consoles; and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' was also announced as a [=GameCube=] exclusive before Capcom decided that due to poor sales of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil0'' and the ''[=REmake=]'', they would release the game on the {{PlayStation 2}} UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 as well.



** The original versions of ''[=RE2=]'' and ''[=RE4=]'', known as ''Resident Evil 1.5'' and ''3.5'' respectively. Both versions were scrapped due to the developers being unsatisfied with the direction they were taking. One of the scrapped [=RE4=] ideas had Leon going through a castle fighting living dolls. Which was deemed too "Supernatural" for a series based on science.
*** An even earlier version of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' was retooled into ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''.

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** The original versions of ''[=RE2=]'' and ''[=RE4=]'', known as ''Resident Evil 1.5'' and ''3.5'' respectively. Both versions were scrapped due to the developers being unsatisfied with the direction they were taking. One of the scrapped [=RE4=] ''[=RE4=]'' ideas had Leon going through a castle fighting living dolls. Which was deemed too "Supernatural" for a series based on science.
*** An even earlier version of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' was retooled into ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''.''Franchise/DevilMayCry''.



** '''Carlos Oliveira:''' Vincent Corazza (''Resident Evil 3''); Kim Strauss (''The Umbrella Chronicles''); GideonEmery (''Operation Raccoon City'')

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** '''Carlos Oliveira:''' Vincent Corazza (''Resident Evil 3''); Kim Strauss (''The Umbrella Chronicles''); GideonEmery Creator/GideonEmery (''Operation Raccoon City'')




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*** And now, it appears that Claire herself has been unexpectedly Darrin'd, as Court did not lend her voice to the character in ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations2 Revelations 2]]''. [[InternetBackdraft Fan response was negative, to put it lightly.]]
20th Aug '15 3:13:40 PM CrowTR0bot
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* PlayingAgainstType: A surprising number of characters throughout the series are voiced by actors who previously only appeared in children's entertainment.

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* PlayingAgainstType: A surprising number of characters throughout the series (particularly games 2, 3, and 4) are voiced by actors who previously only appeared in children's entertainment.
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