!!Games

* CashCowFranchise
* DoingItForTheArt: One scene in the remake has a closeup of Wesker's boot, which shows that the top buckles are not laced up.
* FanNickname: ''The Resident of Evil Creek'', taken from a hilariously out-of-touch judge's opinion on the First Amendment rights of video games.
** Some fans have dubbed Alfred's "Alexia" persona as "Alfrexia."
* 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'' (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]]!
* PlayingAgainstType: A surprising number of characters throughout the series 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.
** [[HilariousInHindsight And then]] ''[[HilariousInHindsight Resident Evil 5]]'' [[HilariousInHindsight wasn't even released on a Nintendo console...]]
** 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.
*** An even earlier version of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' was retooled into ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry''.
** ''Resident Evil 3: Nemesis'' was originally going to be a GaidenGame (a side story to ''Resident Evil 2''), while ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code: Veronica]]'' was going to be called ''Resident Evil 3: Code Veronica''. ''Nemesis'' then proved to have a lot more content than what was typical of gaiden games, so they took away ''[=CV=]'''s "''3''" and slapped it onto ''Nemesis''.
*** The title may have changed, but ''CV'' is still the direct sequel to ''Resident Evil 2''.
* TheOtherDarrin: So far, we got:
** '''Chris Redfield:''' "Charlie" (FMV scenes)/Scott [=McCulloch=] (''Resident Evil''); Michael Filipowich (''Code: Veronica''); Joe Whyte (''[=REmake=]''); Creator/DaveWittenberg (''PACHI-SLOT biohazard''); Creator/RogerCraigSmith (''Resident Evil 5'', ''The Darkside Chronicles'', ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3 Marvel vs. Capcom 3]]'', ''The Mercenaries 3D'', ''Revelations'', ''Resident Evil 6'')
** '''Jill Valentine:''' "Inezh" (FMV scenes)/Una Kavanagh (''Resident Evil''); Catherine Disher (''Resident Evil 3'', ''Marvel vs. Capcom 2''); Heidi Anderson (''[=REmake=]''); Patricia Ja Lee (''Resident Evil 5'', ''The Umbrella Chronicles'', ''The Mercenaries 3D''); Creator/TaraPlatt (''PACHI-SLOT biohazard''); Creator/KariWahlgren (''Marvel vs. Capcom 3''); Creator/MichelleRuff (''Revelations'')
** '''Barry Burton:''' "Gregory" (FMV scenes)/[[TheDanza Barry Gjerde]] (''Resident Evil''); Ed Smaron (''[=REmake=]''); Creator/JamiesonPrice (''Resident Evil 5'', ''The Mercenaries 3D'')
** '''Rebecca Chambers:''' "Linda" (FMV scenes)/Lynn Harris (''Resident Evil''); Hope Levy (''[=REmake=]''); Riva Di Paola (''Zero''); Creator/StephanieSheh (''The Umbrella Chronicles'', ''Resident Evil 5'', ''The Mercenaries 3D'')
** '''Albert Wesker:''' "Eric" (FMV scenes)/Sergio Jones (''Resident Evil''); Richard Waugh (''Code: Veronica'', ''Resident Evil 4'', ''Wesker's Report''); Peter Jessop (''[=REmake=]''), [[Creator/DCDouglas D.C. Douglas]] (''The Umbrella Chronicles'', ''5'', ''The Darkside Chronicles'', ''Marvel vs. Capcom 3'', ''The Mercenaries 3D'')
** '''Leon S. Kennedy:''' Paul Haddad (''Resident Evil 2''); Paul Mercier (''Resident Evil 4'', ''The Darkside Chronicles'', ''Degeneration''); Christian Lanz (''Operation Raccoon City''); Creator/MatthewMercer (''Damnation'', ''Resident Evil 6'')
** '''William Birkin:''' Diego Matamoros (''Resident Evil 2''); T.J. Rotolo (''The Umbrella Chronicles'', ''The Darkside Chronicles'', ''Operation Raccoon City'')
** '''Sherry Birkin:''' Lisa Yamanaka (''Resident Evil 2''); Creator/LauraBailey (''The Darkside Chronicles''); Creator/EdenRiegel (''Operation Raccoon City'', ''Resident Evil 6'')
** '''Carlos Oliveira:''' Vincent Corazza (''Resident Evil 3''); Kim Strauss (''The Umbrella Chronicles''); GideonEmery (''Operation Raccoon City'')
** '''Nicholai Zinoviev:''' Roger Honeywell (''Resident Evil 3''), Rick D. Wasserman (''Operation Raccoon City'')
** '''Steve Burnside:''' Bill Houston (''Code: Veronica''); Creator/SamRiegel (''The Darkside Chronicles'')
** '''Alfred Ashford:''' Peter Oldring (''Code: Veronica''); Creator/RichardCansino (''The Darkside Chronicles'')
** '''Alicia Ashford:''' Leila Johnson (''Code: Veronica''); Creator/KarenStrassman (''The Darkside Chronicles'')
** Subverted with the voice actress for Claire Redfield and Ada Wong, as they have been voiced by their same actors (Creator/AlysonCourt and Sally Cahill respectively) for the entire series.
*** Mostly subverted in Ada's case. Cahill was Darrin'd by an uncredited MeganHollingshead in ''The Umbrella Chronicles'', but returned to the role in ''The Darkside Chronicles''... only to be Darrin'd again in ''Operation Raccoon City'', ''Resident Evil 6'', and ''[[Anime/ResidentEvilDamnation Damnation]]'' by Courtenay Taylor. However, Cahill did dub over Ada's voice for the ''Film/ResidentEvilRetribution'' film, as Li Bingbing's English wasn't quite up to par.
*** Creator/JimWard (Krauser) also holds the distinction of reprising his role, although this can be chalked up to Krauser originating in an era where most of the [=VAs=] were consistent and Krauser's limited number of appearances throughout the series (''4'', ''The Darkside Chronicles'', ''The Mercernaries 3D''). The same can be said of Salli Saffioti (Ingrid Hunnigan in ''4'', ''Degeneration'', and ''6'').

!!Movies

* 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 [[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]].
* MoneyDearBoy: MillaJovovich [[http://shocktillyoudrop.com/news/topnews.php?id=11268 flat out admits]] that this is why they made a 4th live-action movie. [[http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/09/milla_jovovich_were_definitely.html True for the fifth]] as well (to a degree).
* RomanceOnTheSet: Anderson and Jovovich met while working on the first movie; currently, they're married.
* ThrowItIn: The first movie was not supposed to have the little nudity it did, according to the DVD commentary. Apparently, Jovovich had a WardrobeMalfunction twice in the same movie. It was left in.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead 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.
** The fourth film would originally have had a different story, including Leon S. Kennedy from the video games. JensenAckles was in talks to play him.
** The White Queen from the third film would originally have appeared in the first (one of the older scripts for the Alice version, not the Jill and Chris).
** LJ was originally supposed to be played by SnoopDogg rather than Mike Epps.
** 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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