"I want 200,000 up-front, another 200 when this is over... oh, and B.O.W.s? Those are extra."
The mysterious third protagonist of Resident Evil 6. Coming from a poverty-stricken Edonian family, Jake became a mercenary early on in order to afford medical treatment for his chronically ill mother, who died shortly thereafter. Left alone in the world, he turned his only concern into money. His life comes to a turning point when he meets Sherry Birkin, who claims he's the world's best hope of salvation — and learns his father, who left his pregnant mother, was no other than Albert Wesker.
Adopt the Dog: Slowly starts to care, until he's genuinely trying to help Sherry save the world instead of just doing it for the money.
Anti-Hero: A Nominal Hero, he's much more concerned about how much money he could earn with his blood rather than saving the world, but by the end of the game, he graduates to a Knight In Sour Armour, becoming a much more heroic and self-sacrificing character.
Badass in Distress: He gets captured twice. He mostly rescues himself the first time, though it took him six months, but the second time he only managed it with outside help.
Blood Knight: At first, it seems that Jake's jokes, taunts, and boasting might just be bravado on his part. But it eventually becomes clear that he means what he says, and he really is having fun fighting zombie hordes. He refers to the Recurring BossUstanak as his personal punching bag without irony, after about the fourth time that it came within a hairs-breath of killing him and Sherry. When they team up with Leon and Helena to battle the Ustanak in Lanshiang, Jake freely admits that he lives for stuff like this, causing Helena to question his sanity.
Casual Danger Dialog: He calmly talks about re-negotiating his price for his job while beating a J'avo senseless.
Chekhov's Gunman: His C-virus antibodies, in which Carla Radames uses to make the C-virus more potent.
Child Soldier: Began his work as a mercenary when he was still a young teenager to support his mother.
Comically Small Bribe: His scenario's ending has him sending a text message to Sherry that he's dropped his price for his blood to 50 dollars. He goes even further in the secret ending, where he's seen taking an apple as payment from a kid for getting rid of some B.O.W.s. It's a pre-arranged price, too.
Cool Shades: His alternate outfit in The Mercenaries. Canonically, he wears them only once in the game.
Cynicism Catalyst: Being one of only two survivors when his first mercenary group was sold out by their leader, a man he'd grown to admire and even regard as a father. To make matters worse, it happened around the time his mother died. He's described has having never trusted anyone after that.
Dark and Troubled Past: Some of the things he’s done as a mercenary weigh pretty heavily on his conscience, causing him to speculate bitterly about what traits he might have inherited from his newly-discovered father.
Deadpan Snarker: Potentially one of the snarkiest characters of the series.
Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: In one of the last boss fights against Ustanak, Jake finally has enough of running from it, and goes mano a mano with him. And assuming you don't screw up too many commands, manages to last long enough to survive the encounter and beats the shit out of that bastard.
"Dying for money's one thing - that's my choice. But dying for no good reason? Doesn't sit right with me."
Extreme Melee Revenge: During his final boss, when he goes mano a mano with the Ustanak, the end result is him punching the creature with incredible force and speed while screaming profanities at it, and finally ending with a Megaton Punch that knocks it into the lava.
Freudian Excuse: His fixation on money is more understandable once you learn that he was raised in poverty by a chronically ill mother, with no father in the picture, and became a mercenary at no more than fifteen to try and earn the money to treat her illness, only for her to die of it soon after. Then when he was seventeen, one of his trainers became a father-figure to him only to sell out the whole unit for money, getting all but two of them killed.
Genius Bruiser: Downplayed since he's not that educated and drops more curses than big words, but he's implied to pick up skills extraordinarily quickly; aside from learning combat skills well enough to kill multiple experienced attackers after relatively little experience when he was just a teenager, he speaks and writes flawless English despite it probably being his second language and learns how to both speak and read fluent Chinese — a tone language with vastly different grammar from English and most European languages — from a few months of listening to his captors.
Good Old Fisticuffs: While his gameplay is similar to the other characters, his melee is faster, stronger, and can combo and he has powerful counters. Throw in limited ammo and do the math.
Jake:: "You know what? I'm not my father. And I'm gonna make damn sure it stays that way."
The Immune: Immune to the C-Virus, and also his blood is its cure. Unfortunately, Neo Umbrella wants his blood so they can make the C-Virus stronger.
In the Blood: He questions if "crazy doesn't run in the family" after finding out his parentage, but he ultimately has little in common with Albert Wesker.
Indy Ploy: He decides to stop running and destroy an attack chopper that is hounding both them and Chris, but then admits that he's making it up as he goes along and has no idea how to do so.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his snarky behavior, Jake does seem to care for Sherry over time. He also changes his price from 50 million to 50 dollars.
Not to mention the whole reason he became a mercenary was to support his mother.
Lamarck Was Right: Despite the fact that they've never met, some of the attacks he uses resemble those used by his father, such as the way he drops one shoulder and rushes an enemy. Possibly partly justified by them having the same superhuman strength and agility.
Lightning Bruiser: Although not to the same extent as Wesker, Jake is incredibly strong and agile despite being only 20 years old thanks to his genetics. He is the only playable character who has hand-to-hand melee instead of a knife. His melee is also faster, stronger, has powerful counters, and is the only one that can combo. He is also strong and fast enough to dodge and trade blows with 20 ft-tall fellow Lightning Bruiser Ustanak.
The Nicknamer: Calls Sherry "super girl" and the BSAA "boy scouts".
Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Jake has what is definitely an American accent, but he was born and raised in Eastern Europe. Some of the things he says even indicate that he's never been to the US!
Not So Different: To his father, Wesker, despite his I Am Not My Father. Downplayed, as this ultimately doesn't apply to personality. Both have fighting styles which resemble each other despite having never met each other. And of course, Jake later adopts Cool Shades just as dark as his father's.
Not Worth Killing: After escaping Ustanak in chapter 1 the first time, Jake tells Sherry on how he encountered a man who pulled a knife at him rather than shoot him, as he's figured Jake wouldn't be worth killing with a bullet.
Only in It for the Money: One of his dominant character traits, and the trait focused on by the reveal trailer, is his fixation on money. This is explained in his story, as Jake took up a job of being a merc to provide for his mom since Wesker abandoned the family.
"Well the world can have [my blood], as long as someone ponies up the dough."
Parental Abandonment: Wesker abandoned an Eastern European woman before he was born. This may factor into how Jake is nothing like Mr. Wesker at all.
Polyglot: He speaks fluent, accentless English, learns how to speak and read Chinese after listening to Neo-Umbrella goons speak it, and, judging by his usage of "Grazie," has at least some knowledge of Italian.
Shaggy Dog Story: His backstory. His mother was chronically ill with something curable, but they barely had the money for basic expenses, never mind treatment. To get the needed money, he became a mercenary, but his mother died soon after, leaving him with money but no mother.
Troubled, but Cute: His poverty-stricken childhood and the bad experiences he's had as a mercenary have left him with some serious issues, even though he's barely out of his teens, but he's still a very attractive guy.
You Killed My Father: When Chris confesses that he was the one who murdered Jake's father, Jake flips out, holds him at gunpoint, and comes within a hair's breadth of shooting him in the face right then and there, but averts his aim at the last second.
Big Sister Instinct: When she found out Deborah's boyfriend was abusive, she shot him in the leg. Simmons later used her sister's life to force her to distract the President's security detail, and she spends the first part of the game trying to save her sister and the rest trying to avenge her.
Cassandra Truth: After distracting the President's security detail as part of Simmons' plan, Helena had a crisis of conscience and attempted to convince them to go back before Simmons made his move, but due to her past transgressions under the CIA, they all ignored her. Leon was the only one willing to give her the benefit of the doubt, and by then, it was too late.
Cowboy Cop: Just look at some of the things she did in the CIA.
Fair Cop: Especially her alternate costume in Mercenary Mode.
Good Is Not Nice: She is very sympathetic and moralistic (and has strong morals at that), but used excessive force against a murder suspect who threatened the family of a victim.
Hair-Trigger Temper: The files portray Helena as having serious anger issues, and she spends most of the game furiously pissed off. Granted, she has every right to be, but she chills out near the end of the game.
I Have Your Sister: Simmons uses her sister's life as leverage to force Helena to call in a fake threat to distract President Benford's security detail, which allows Simmons to infect him.
It's All My Fault: Her word for word reaction after Leon shoots the zombified president.
Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite her sympathetic tendencies and strong morals, her extremely rash behavior and inclination to violence has earned her quite the reputation as her fellow agents had labeled her as "the CIA's problem child".
Master of the Mixed Message: Despite one or two scenes that could be construed as romantic with Leon early in the game, she later seems to pretty solidly approve of his feelings for Ada, to the point that she saves Ada's compact and gives it to him.
Nerves of Steel: Just as much as Leon, but arguably more noticeable due to her not actually having any experience with zombies. This trait became a Crowning Moment Of Awesome as she planted a bullet into Simmons' skull after a large piece of debris he flung at her nearly struck her in the head. Helena didn't even flinch.
Overprotective Big Sister: She got hurriedly transferred to the Secret Service after she shot her sister's abusive boyfriend in the leg.
Bad Powers, Bad People: The apparent reason he opts for the Heroic Sacrifice. He's struggling to maintain his sense of self throughout the final boss battle, and realizes that no matter how hard he's trying, the infection is slowly spreading beyond his arm. He couldn't have known, but it was probably a correct assumption: Helena's sister was infected by (presumably) the same sort of strain of the C-Virus, and she went on a rampage as soon as it took control completely.
Broken Pedestal: He always dreamed about joining the army like the other men in his family, but when he did and saw his superiors treating their soldiers as expendable pawns... things changed when Chris recruited him into the BSAA. Subverted in his relation to Chris, as he never loses faith in him and helps him go back to what he was.
Cast from Hit Points: His lightning attacks with the mutated arm. Good thing his HP is slowly but always recovering when infected.
Tragic Monster: A heroic example. Especially since he remains an ally even after his transformation.
What the Hell, Hero?: Gives one of these to Chris about his vendetta, kamikaze-like rampages, and heavy drinking and letting all of that overwhelm his sense of justice.
Wide-Eyed Idealist: Especially when compared to Chris. His VA comments that still being very young plays a part in his idealism.
Click here to see Carla(spoiler alert)
Voiced by: Courtney Taylor
The mysterious founder and leader of Neo-Umbrella.She was transformed against her will into a clone of Ada Wong by Simmons through the use of her own creation, the C-Virus. Though she was brainwashed for a time into believing that she was the original Ada, she later remembers the truth and turns against Simmons, both for his possessive attitude towards her and out of revenge for putting her through the C-Virus experimentation. As part of her rebellion, she secretly plots to unravel his plans and plunge the world into chaos.
A God Am I: "I will be the Queen of the new world!"
Ax-Crazy: By the time she and the real Ada meet face to face, she's pretty much completely lost it.
Big Bad: Of 6. Elaborating, she's definitely the Big Bad of Chris' and Jake's campaigns, being also somewhat more heavy in Ada's, while Simmons is more prominent in Leon's. It's worthy to say that both villains are as much against each other as they are against the heroes. Carla is more identified as the overall Big Bad because she's the one who leads Neo-Umbrella, is responsible for the whole chaos (which ends up affecting even Leon's campaign), and the game's Evil Plan is hers.
Non-Action Big Bad: That being said, she's more of a schemer than a doer. Of course, she's more than capable of getting her own hands dirty, as she both personally oversees Jake and Sherry's capture and infects Chris' entire squad.
The Bad Guy Wins: In a way. Despite her death, the missiles loaded with the C-Virus successfully launched and struck Tatchi afterwards, thus spreading throughout the city, so in the end she does get the last laugh.
Cloning Blues: After her transformation, she initially believed herself to be Ada Wong, before the Carla persona regained control. There still seem to be remains from her Cloning Blues, though — when she's Drunk with Power right after injecting herself with the C-Virus, she claims to be the real Ada Wong.
Cool Car: A very expensive-looking red convertible she uses to drive around Lanshiang.
Crazy-Prepared: She always seems to take every little possibility into account and create plans behind plans behind plans. She thinks about the possibility even of her own death, creating "Plan D" to be automatically activated if that comes to happen.
Humanoid Abomination: During the boss fight against her Blob Monster form, the liquid Carla is composed of can turn into humanoid shapes, mainly a body of liquid, enormous faces, or many arms grabbing at Ada from out of walls.
Well, she does not call him a colossal imbecile for his attempt to destroy the world. Her full quote is, "Albert Wesker was a colossal imbecile, a fool who tried to destroy the world". She does not condemn his attempt to destroy the world, but mocks him for trying and failing to destroy it. Considering that she has a huge ego and believes that her plan is perfect, it makes sense that she would consider him an imbecile for not making his plan foolproof.
Kick the Son of a Bitch: Her decision to infect and mutate Simmons can best be described as this. Pretty hard not to cheer her on for it when we remember that this is the guy who killed the President and destroyed Tall Oaks while framing both Leon and Helena for both, and also held Helena's little sister hostage to blackmail Helena into helping him do so and then experimenting on her with the C-Virus regardless.
Near Villain Victory: Out of all the series' villains, including Wesker himself, Carla comes the closest to achieving her goal. In fact, if it weren't for the real Ada's involvement, she would have won easily.
Nerves of Steel: Just like the real Ada, she remains cool as a cucumber in any situation. Taken Up to Eleven when Chris and Piers confront her; she calmly taunts him over the loss of his men and barely shows any reaction to having her C-Virus dart gun shot out of her hand.
Pet the Dog: According to one file, Carla is mentioned to be nice towards the Ustanak, almost motherly.
In fact, she seemed to be motherly towards all of her creations. She considers the Haos to be her "special pet" and calls the Chrysalids "her little cocoons".
Pride Before a Fall: Carla is usually very cold, calculating, and careful, but she commits a fatal mistake out of pride: taunting Ada Wong about her plans and her intention to frame her. Ada's involvement is the very key that leads into Carla's downfall.
According to a file, Carla may have contacted Ada Wong out of the desire to be saved by her but by the time Ada comes across her, her mind is already lost.
Red Oni: An odd example: Carla, though wearing primarily blue, is slightly more confident to the point of arrogance, contrasting to Ada, who commonly wears red but is also cool and aloof.
Roaring Rampage of Revenge: One of her main goals is taking revenge on Simmons for using her as an unwilling subject for Project Ada, which includes, but isn't limited to having him infected with a highly powerful and dangerous strain of enhanced C-Virus... and taunting him about it.
Speak Ill of the Dead: When she and Jake meet in Edonia, Carla has absolutely zero qualms against referring to the late Albert Wesker as a "colossal imbecile" and a "fool." While talking to Wesker's own son, no less.
The Starscream: Even after Carla remembers everything and regains control of herself, she pretends to still be loyal to Simmons for some time, in order to use his own money and resources to advance with her plans, which include destroying him and everything he holds dear. Eventually, she decides she doesn't need this anymore and leaves him.
Teen Genius: Completed a doctorate course in genetics at fifteen.
Troll: Especially when she taunts Chris over the death of his soldiers. Whom she mutated with the C-Virus, all while wearing a sadistic smile on her face. And during the entire time she's taunting him, Carla is mockingly displaying the very gun she used to infect one of his men with.
Carla: Still haven't had enough, huh? Even after losing all your men — again?
(Chris beings to become more incensed)
Carla: With your track record I gotta say, I'd hate to a member of your team, Chris.
(Becoming even more angry, Chris advances onto Carla but is stopped by Piers)
Piers: Don't listen to her, Captain.
Carla: But where are my manners? I mean, really, I should be thanking your men for being such good test subjects.
(Enraged, Chris fires the gun out of Carla's hand. Carla only gives a smug smirk while calmly shaking her hand to ease the pain.)
The Unfettered: Even before her Evil Plan began, she was remarkably ruthless — for instance, choosing to make her base in China because of the sheer number of unsuspecting civilians she could have abducted to use as unwilling test subjects.
Tragic Monster: Of a sort. She certainly never asked to become what she is, and Simmons manipulated and mutated her against her will. Ada actually sympathizes with her to a degree, even telling Carla that, had she not also tried to destroy the world, she would have gladly helped her take revenge on Simmons.
The US National Security Advisor, and an expert on bio-terrorism. He is a member of "the Family", and used the C-Virus outbreak to assassinate the President before a speech that would rally the world against bio-terrorism. He is obsessed with Ada Wong, to the point of transforming Carla Radames into a perfect clone that he could "own" for himself. That ends up coming back to bite him.
Affably Evil: Though one of the major sources behind the C-Virus outbreak, in the past, he took care of the orphaned Sherry and allowed Claire Redfield to visit her regularly.
While it may have been compassion for Sherry, Claire could have been allowed to see her for the purpose of helping Sherry cope with all the experiments. In a file, Simmons mentions that Sherry's cheerful personality makes him sick, but tolerates her because she may be of some use.
Big Bad Wannabe: He thinks he's in control of everything, yet his focus is limited — Carla is the one who founded Neo-Umbrella and leads it, all of the J'avo belong to her, and she's even able to infect Simmons with a powerful dose of C-Virus. Out-Gambitted indeed.
Bigger Bad: Simmons' obsession with Ada prompted him to have Carla develop the C-Virus. He also turned Carla into an Ada clone against her will, beginning her Start of Darkness. But while his actions pushed the events of the plot into motion, he is more of a lesser villain compared to Carla, the mastermind behind Neo-Umbrella and the attempt at destroying the world.
Even Evil Has Standards: He has no qualms against murdering the President, as well as infecting the entire city of Tall Oaks and nuking it to cover his tracks in order to cover up the U.S. government's involvement in Raccoon City, but he draws the line at Carla's plan to infect and destroy the whole world.
This isn't so much because he has standards, but because he is obsessed with world stability. He is more than willing to do what it takes to shape the future in the way that he wants, but will intervene when events go off track.
Everything Is Big in Texas: While it isn't clear if he actually is Texan, he really seems to like Texas style clothing, right down to the Cowboy Boots. Fittingly, his Boss forms are some of the largest in the game, especially the final ones.
Simmons: "You... have no idea... what would happen if I die!! Leon: "The world will be a better place!"
Humanoid Abomination: Simmons is this for as long as his determination allows him to keep himself together after he's been injected with the C-Virus. He can even bring himself back to his human form on occasion.
Implacable Man: Becomes this later in Leon's campaign. You end up fighting or running from him several times, and each time he seems to up the stakes against you.
I Lied: He doesn't outright say it, but he tricks Helena into believing that Deborah will be returned to her safely after she does her part in his plans when in reality, he planned on offing Deborah and using Helena as a scapegoat all along.
Laughing Mad: Completely loses his shit by the final battle with him, giggling like a lunatic in the creepiest manner imaginable.
Love Makes You Crazy: He's obsessed with Ada Wong, with whom he had only ever had a professional relationship. So he uses the C-Virus to try to create an Ada Wong who can belong to him, eventually succeeding to his satisfaction by using one of his female researchers who had feelings for him, and brainwashes her into thinking she is the real Ada. After Carla finds out and tries to destroy both him and the world, he remains convinced that Ada is a creation of his, screaming about how they were meant to be together, threatening to create another Ada if she won't obey him, and trying to off Leon as competition. The real Ada is understandably disgusted.
Pet the Dog: Sherry's legal guardian, after the clustercuss of trouble that was Raccoon City. He tries to treat her right, letting Claire visit her frequently and ordering his soldiers not to shoot her.
This is likely not a show of kindness towards Sherry, but him protecting his stake in her. An agent that can regenerate is undeniably useful for him. Supplementary information within the game seems to indicate that he doesn't actually like her very much at all.
Rasputinian Death: He's shot thousands of times, hit by a train, shot some more, falls dozens of stories, is caught in an inferno, is partly devoured by zombies, has several limbs blown off by lightning, and takes a rocket to the face. He finally dies when his human form falls off the top of the Quad Tower and is impaled on a pillar.
Sanity Slippage: By the end of the game, he's gone so batshit crazy that he's firmly convinced that Carla is the real Ada and is unable to differentiate between the two.
Shapeshifter Baggage: It seems the law of conservation of mass does not apply to Simmons after he goes One-Winged Angel. They try to make it more believable by making his earlier forms basically hollow and the latter requiring extra mass from zombies. In his death scene, his monster form splatters off into gory debris until he's in human form again.
Walking Spoiler: Do you see the tropes and how many spoiler tags are on them?
Well-Intentioned Extremist: His primary motivation for having the President zombified is to prevent the social unrest and mayhem that he believes would be the inevitable result of revealing the U.S. government's involvement in the Raccoon City incident. However, Simmons is prevented from becoming sympathetic by his lust for Ada Wong. Not only do Simmons's actions in pursuit of his lust squick out several other characters (most notably Ada herself and her Love Interest Leon Kennedy, whose disgusted reactions will most likely be shared by the player), they are also the direct cause for Carla Radames's Start of Darkness, and therefore, pretty much every bad thing that happened over the course of the game. Furthermore, in the process of preventing said information from becoming public, he infects and kills over 70,000 innocent people with the C-Virus; Helena even calls him out on it, pointing out that, to prevent one possible disaster, he caused another.
Dumb Muscle: Subverted; despite its inhumanity, it keeps an impressive level of intelligence. It's capable of using and adapting its equipment to the task at hand and will wise up to Jake and Sherry's stealth tactics if they futz up too much. In fact, one file mentions the C-Virus may have actually increased its intelligence as a side effect.
Healing Factor: Averted; despite being a C-Virus B.O.W., and despite being super tough, it lacks even conventional healing ability. Six months later, it still sports the wounds Jake and Sherry gave it with a mining drill. A file mentions the C-Virus didn't even regenerate its lost right arm prior, prompting Artificial Limbs to compensate.
I Just Want to Be Badass: If one of the files really is his diary entry just before being injected, all he once dreamed of was being reborn as a super powered being.
Implacable Man: It relentlessly hunts down Jake and Sherry, whether they're running from him inside a building, or trying to escape it while on a helicopter.
Lightning Bruiser: Don't let its size fool you, this thing is incredibly fast, and deadly in melee range. Sherry even acknowledges that it is fast for its size.
Artistic License - Biology: An odd subversion. While there are many examples of the C-virus stretching the bounds on conservation of mass with its mutations (with the enhanced C-virus breaking the bubble entirely), there seems to be a hint that HAOS was made using numerous bodies. Examining its chrysalis with a sniper rifle, one can see encased bodies sticking out of the cocoon.
A character that exists as a co-op partner for Ada Wong. Unlike all the other cooperative partners, he is not a factor in the overall story line, and is excluded from single player as a result. Should the player choose to play with another player, he will appear to assist in combat. He cannot interact with puzzles and in important events, having to rely on the first player (Ada Wong) to do everything. He IS fully playable in the other extra modes, however.
Featureless Protagonist: He has no place in the story at all. He IS just as capable in combat as all the other characters, though. Taken Up to Eleven in that combat and assisting his partner is the ONLY thing he is allowed to do, and he is unable to do any Action Commands except ones directly relating to countering enemies, jumping across chasms, or climbing ladders.
Neck Snap: His finishing move, almost the same as Chris's.
No Name Given: He is only known as "Agent", and even then, he is never acknowledged by name or anywhere outside of preset partner dialogue choices.
President Adam Benford
The President of the United States in 2013 and a personal friend of Leon's. He and Leon together started the Division of Security Operations, a federal bio-terrorism response unit that succeeds the earlier Federal Bio-terrorism Commission. He is infected and turned in the Tall Oaks outbreak, forcing Leon to put him down.
Posthumous Character: His death plays a large role in the events of the game, but we only ever see him as a zombie and in Leon's flashbacks.
President Evil: Completely averted. He is a good man and a Reasonable Authority Figure who wants to come clean about the Raccoon City incident to the world, including the U.S. government's part in it, so they can all move forward and start working together to fight bio-terrorism.
Reasonable Authority Figure: He's honest, listens to his subordinates, and tries to promote trustworthy, competent people to where they can do the most good. And when Helena is found blameless for her part in his death, Leon says President Benford would have said the same.
Remember the New Guy: He was Leon's recruiter before the events of RE4 and has been his friend for a decade, but he was never mentioned before. Justified in that he has little to do with fieldwork, which is basically all we see.