Characters / Resident Evil – Code: Veronica

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     Steve Burnside 

Voiced by Bill Houston (2000) and Sam Riegel (2009)

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"I'm glad that I met you ... I... I love you... Claire..."

The seventeen-year-old son of an Umbrella double agent appearing in Code: Veronica, captured and sent to prison on Rockfort Island along with his father. He managed to escape in the chaos of an outbreak of the T-Virus along with Claire Redfield, who he found himself teaming up with beyond the prison.

     Alfred Ashford 

Voiced by: Peter Oldring (2000) and Richard Cansino (2009)

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Alexia's twin brother who had been running their estate and facilities on Rockfort Island in her place. Notably rather obsessed with his sister, having practically worshipped her ever since they were children, fully acknowledging her as the most intelligent of the two, and missed her for fifteen years.

     Alexia Ashford 

Voiced by: Leila Johnson (2000) and Karen Strassman (2009)

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A noblewoman descended from one of Umbrella's founders, a genius scientist since at least the age of ten, and the prominent antagonist of Code: Veronica despite having been, as far as anyone knows, dead as of fifteen years before the game took place. She wasn't. Rather, she was in cryogenic sleep to incubate the specially-altered strain of the T-Veronica virus she injected herself with when she was twelve to become a god.

  • Adaptational Villainy: In The Darkside Chronicles, she's even more evil, and lacks the sympathetic qualities she had in Code: Veronica.
  • A God Am I: Especially in the novelization.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: She genuinely holds a noble title, but she's a sadistic monster to whom the lives of other people mean nothing.
  • Big Bad: Of Code: Veronica.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Her final forms look like an ant queen and then a dragonfly, respectively.
  • Bloody Murder: Her blood bursts into flames when she throws it at people.
  • Child Prodigy: Hired by Umbrella at ten.
  • Cloning Blues: She was created by taking the DNA from the corpse of her ancestor, Veronica Ashford, and using it to fertilize the egg of an unnamed surrogate mother, in hopes of creating a near-clone that would inherit Veronica's brilliance. She did not take it well when she learned this.
  • Combat Tentacles: She has the ability to manipulate a T-Veronica-infected plant, which produces enormous vines that she uses as living weapons.
  • Creepy Twins/Half-Identical Twins: Her and her brother Alfred.
  • Dark Action Girl: Probably the single most physically capable female antagonist in the series, throwing down with Albert Wesker, and coming damned close to taking Chris and Claire with her.
  • Enfante Terrible: In the backstory.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her love for her brother, as twisted as it is, is the only spark of humanity she still possesses after going mad from the revelation. Averted in Darkside Chronicles, where she kills him in cold blood because he didn't wake her up on time.
  • Evil Brit: Like her brother, she has a pronounced English accent, and she's a sadistic, tyrannical monster who wants to take over the world.
  • Evil Genius: And how.
  • Evil Is Hammy: She may be smarter than Alfred, but she's no less fond of melodrama.
  • Evil Laugh/Giggling Villain/Noblewoman's Laugh: She certainly uses less breath on speaking than she does on laughing.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: She focuses her Mad Science expertise on biology, creating the T-Veronica virus by merging T-Virus with a reconstituted virus discovered inside an ant queen's fossil. She even infects herself with her creation to evolve herself into a superior being.
  • Expy: Alexia's multiple forms borrow heavily from Parasite Eve, particularly her opera theme music and pyrotechnic abilities. Her metallic hide is also similar to Witchblade.
  • Eye Awaken: There's a nice nod to RE2 when Alexia picks herself back up after Chris defeats her the first time, just like Mr. X.
  • Faking the Dead: She had rumors spread that she'd been killed in order to keep her rivals and enemies misguided whilst she was in cryogenic stasis.
  • Final Boss: She's the very last opponent you have to defeat
  • Full-Frontal Assault: In her first One-Winged Angel form, she is completely naked, although due to her mutations, nothing explicit is shown.
  • Go Mad from the Revelation: How much sanity she actually had to begin with is questionable, as she was seen watching Alfred kill a dragonfly as a kid, but she at least had some integrity. However, after learning about the nature of her birth, let's just say that she really went off the deep end a'la Sephiroth.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Her "father" Alexander used Veronica's DNA in hopes that a clone-daughter of Veronica would have the genius needed to challenge William Birkin and restore the Ashfords to prominence in Umbrella's rank. To stack the deck, he tweaked the genome of his unborn daughter in hopes of boosting her intelligence even more. Alexanders efforts paid off, but the intelligence-tweaking also made Alexia into a sociopath, and when she learned that she was a clone, she sought revenge by conducting hideous experiments on him.
  • Has Two Mommies: Biologically, her parents are Veronica Ashford and the unnamed surrogate woman whose egg was fertilized with Veronica's DNA.
  • Large Ham: She is just as flamboyant and fond of flashy statements and spectacles as her brother.
  • Mad Scientist: She created the T-Veronica virus, turned her own father into Nosferatu, and then infected herself with it to become a super-human.
  • Mook Maker: During her second One-Winged Angel form, she births small poisonous insectoid enemies to attack Chris.
  • One-Winged Angel: Three times. First, her skin sloughs off and turns her into a naked version of herself with partial vine/exoskeleton armor, then she fuses with one of the infected plants to become a grotesque ant queen-like monster, and finally she becomes some sort of twisted dragonfly monster.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Her and Alfred alike. Probably justified in both cases. He's insane and she has been frozen ever since she was twelve. Still, their house is full of what must be mementos from their childhood (doll collections, a merry-go-round, music boxes, and a home movie of them slowly pulling the wings off of a dragonfly and watching it die...)
  • Self-Made Orphan: Used her father as a guinea pig.
  • Siblings in Crime: She relies on Alfred to assist her in everything she does, referring to him as her "loyal drone" in a manner that's both affectionate and condescending. Downplayed in Darkside Chronicles.
  • Silent Antagonist: She speaks a few lines when she finally appears before Chris, Claire, and Wesker, but once she mutates, she goes mostly quiet, only making grunts when getting shot at and being knocked out (and only in her first form).
  • The Sociopath: Almost fits this, as she likes Alfred. Anyone else, she doesn't give a shit about. She even experimented on her father.
  • Stronger Sibling: To Alfred, especially in terms of intelligence.
  • Tangled Family Tree: Officially, she is the daughter of Alexander Ashford. In reality, she's a pseudo-clone of Alexander's great-great-grandmother, Veronica Ashford, created by harvesting DNA from Veronica's corpse and using it to inseminate the egg of an unknown surrogate mother. This means she's technically Alexander's great-grandaunt.
  • Twincest: It's never outright stated that she and her brother had a sexual relationship, but their attachment has so many implicit romantic and/or sexual vibes that it's a very strong possibility to most fans.

     Rodrigo Juan Raval 

Voiced by: Martin Roach (2000)

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An Umbrella security agent responsible for capturing Claire and having her imprisoned on Rockfort Island.

  • Badass Normal: Although he's been critically wounded by HCF troops, Rodrigo is one of the only Umbrella personnel still alive on the island by the time the game begins.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Swallowed whole by the Gulp Worm and, if you decide to kill the monster, he's thrown back up after being partially digested by it. Not at all a pleasant way to go.
  • Last of His Kind: You don't discover this about him until after he dies where he is apparently the last surviving member of his family and with him gone, there's no one left in the bloodline.
  • Pet the Dog: He releases Claire from her cell, deciding that if she has no hope of escape anyway, she may as well die free. Claire later returns the favor by bringing him another bottle of hemostat to staunch his bleeding.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He's a jailer for Umbrella, but personally he's quite a nice guy.

     Alexander Ashford/Nosferatu 

Voiced by: JB Blanc (2009)

The son of Edward Ashford and father of Alexia and Alfred. Used by them a guinea pig for the T-Veronica virus turning him into the monster Nosferatu.

  • Attack Its Weak Point: Nosferatu's exposed, beating heart is an obvious weakspot, and the player is specifically given a sniper-rifle to use against him so they can focus fire on it. It's the key to beating him quickly and without getting poisoned.
  • In a Single Bound: In the Darkside Chronicles encounter, at least, he can use his three tentacles to leap about the battlefield and make diving attacks at the players.
  • Mad Scientist: He created Alexia and Alfred from a piece of Veronica Ashford. However he was not as smart as his father or his children, which is actually why he created the twins in the first place.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: As Nosferatu, he uses elongated insectile limbs to attack the player, due to his normal arms being chained behind his back.
  • Poisonous Person: Spews noxious purple mist that delivers a virulent venom into its victims. There's actually a side-quest that triggers where Chris has to find a unique antidote for Claire if she was exposed to the poison during the battle, which is very hard not to trigger.
  • Psycho Prototype: He was the first person infected by the T-Veronica virus, both so Alexia could have revenge of her father, and to see what would happen if a human was infected by the T-Veronica virus.
  • Tragic Monster: After his children found out how he created them, Alexia used him as a guinea pig for her T-Veronica virus turning him into the monster Nosferatu, then left him chained up in a cell to rot.

     Edward Ashford 
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One of the three founders of Umbrella along with Ozwell E. Spencer and Dr. James Marcus, mentioned in the files and depicted in a portrait in the Ashford Mansion.

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Subverted, he was the only founder of Umbrella who was actually a good guy.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Implied, since he wanted Umbrella to be a normal pharmaceutical company.
  • Minor Major Character: He's one of the founders of Umbrella (the antagonist, Bigger Bad or Greater-Scope Villain of a lot of games of the serie). His two co-founders play important roles. Not him, who just receives a few passing mentions. Justified since he's dead when the games begin.
  • Only Sane Man: Unlike Spencer or Marcus, Ashford was actually wanting to use the Progenitor Virus for actual medical purposes. Files indicate he actually wanted Umbrella to be just an ordinary pharmaceutical company and not an insane conspiracy that makes bioweapons.
  • Posthumous Character: By the game's beginning, Edward Ashford has been dead for years, having accidentally died under mysterious circumstances (with the implication that his son Alexander took the blame for the accident, with the further implication that Ozwell Spencer may have been the one really responsible)
  • Token Good Teammate: For the founders of Umbrella. He's the only one who seemed to be sane and to have some ethics.

     D.I.J. 

A mouse who runs around Rockfort Island and later Antarctica. Yes, really. With careful observation, he can actually be seen throughout the game proper, but his existence is only explicitly pointed out in two scenes: Claire opening a locker to free him, and finding his diary in the Battle Game.

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