Characters: Resident Evil Outbreak
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Eight total strangers that were all within the same bar when the zombie infection hit Raccoon City. The eight of them join forces to fight the outbreak.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: In lieu of actual characterization, there are hidden SP Items throughout each scenario in both games, five of which in each level are unique to your current character. Most of what's known about the Outbreak cast comes from their reactions to the SP Items, which basically comes down to what they thought was neat or interesting enough to take with them.
Voiced by: Kirk Thornton
A police officer who attempted twice to become a member of S.T.A.R.S. but failed. He's cheerful and brave, but somewhat irresponsible; he keeps cheap liquor in the fridge at the RPD, and his bar tab is apparently huge and well overdue. Kevin was a member of the unit Leon was set to join, and they only met each other once, but are amicable with one another. He has his kick ability, and a .45 handgun to start off with. File #2 grants him extra ammo at the start, and an option to use a more powerful tackle.
Voiced by: Wendee Lee
Alyssa is a reporter for a local newspaper in Raccoon City, and an acquaintance of Ben Bertolucci's. She's a physical fitness fanatic, and her SP items that don't have to do with journalism are usually health food or exercise gear. She has a handful of lockpicks to utilize, and is able to jump away from enemies in pinch situations. In File #2, she begins the game with a stun gun, which can inflict startlingly high amounts of damage at close range.
Voiced by: Julie Maddalena
A waitress at J's Bar, Cindy is very kind, putting others' needs before hers. She carries an herb case that allows her to carry a massive amount of medical supplies, and starts a scenario with enough herbs in the case to make two 100% mixed herbs. Cindy can duck attacks, allowing her to completely avoid almost any injury if you time it right. File #2 then provides her a bandage that prevents and recovers bleeding for anyone who equips it.
- Back-Alley Doctor: She's not The Medic because George gets that title being the main doctor, but her carrying herbs make her at least this.
- The Chick: In practice, Cindy's just as capable as any other character, but she's the most chick-like of the lot.
- Her SP items tend to be beauty products, cosmetics, and "cute" things like dolls or a frilly apron.
- Dropped a Bridge on Her: If you play as anyone else but Cindy in "Wild Things", she will appear at the starting point of the scenario. However, after the cutscene after the zombie elephant makes its appearance, she's shown to be dead when the game resumes.
- Nice Girl
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: It's not obvious until you see her in her biker outfit in File #2, but Cindy is looks like Uma Thurman.
- Opposites Attract: With George; Cindy tends to adore cute animals and girly items while George finds them to be annoyingly childish.
- Perpetual Smiler: You wouldn't even know that the constant whining of Jim and Alyssa tends to grate her at times.
- The Heart
- The Medic: Better differentiated from George in File #2, but she counts in both games by being a living storeroom for herbs.
- The Stoic: The more composed survivor of the group.
- Quick Draw: Has the fastest pistol draw.
Voiced by: Beau Billingslea
Mark is a veteran of the Vietnam War, and currently employed as a security guard. Fortunately, his wife and son live outside the city. Mark is overweight but very strong, and can move objects by himself that would usually require two people, and can rear back for a more powerful melee strike (with File #2 giving him the option to do the same above and below). He has the most health of any survivor and has the ability to block.
Voiced by: Bob Papenbrook
A plumber who keeps to himself, David is very reserved and silent. He has a tool box handy, with winches he can toss at enemies to stop them, a pocket knife to use as a weapon, junk parts to repair broken firearms, and duct tape to craft two objects together to make a powerful weapon. He can also do a three hit combo with the knife, where File #2 gives him an additional hit for front, above and below. File #2 starts him off with a pipe.
- All Just a Dream: His true ending in Decisions, Decisions had zombies piloting the rescue helicopter and come at him, until he wakes up to find himself in said rescue helicopter with the pilots perfectly fine.
- Blood Knight: If you press the emote button after a boss fight, it becomes clear that David is not actually having that bad of a time with all this. The exceptions are the two possible bosses from "Wild Things," which he doesn't like having to kill.
- Chekhov's Gun: The Underbelly scenario requires vinyl tape for one puzzle. If David has all his duct tape available, he can use that instead.
- Gangsta Style: How he holds handguns. Maybe that's why he can't hit the broad side of a barn?
- Genius Bruiser: A skilled combatant, he also analyze the situation before taking action.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: According to Cindy.
- Improvised Weapon: One of his skills is to create these, among them aerosol flamethrowers, spears, and tasers.
- I Work Alone
- Knife Nut: When equipped with a knife, David can swing four times in succession if you push the button with the right timing. The fourth strike is a powerful backhand swing that knocks enemies flying. In File #2, bringing four David-types to spam the fourth hit is the "knife-wall" strategy, and was the most common way to cheese the last battle in "Desperate Times."
- File #2 allows him to do a two swipe combo above and below.
- MacGyvering / Mundane Made Awesome: (Literally in the latter.) He was mixing two mundane objects with duct tape to make awesome weapons before Chuck Greene made it cool.
- Mr. Fanservice: David C in File #2 is just wearing a pair of leather pants with no shirt or shoes, and he lets his hair down. The women who played Outbreak didn't seem to use any other character or costume.
- Mysterious Past: Little is known about him, but several of his SP Items in the first Outbreak indicate he was a juvenile delinquent.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: David looks a lot like Adrian Paul did in the Highlander TV show.
- Weirdly, after growing his hair out to play Eliot Spencer on Leverage, Christian Kane now looks a lot like David.
- The Stoic / The Quiet One
- What Happened to the Mouse?: If no one is playing as David in "End of the Road," he's briefly shown leaving the starting area. In the event the players end up leaving the sewer through the street exit, they'll find David lying dead nearby.
Voiced by: Beau Billingslea
A subway worker, Jim relies on his good luck to survive. Jim is capable of playing dead, which makes enemies ignore him as long as he stays flat on the ground. Unfortunately, while Jim is "dead," his virus gauge skyrockets. He starts off with a coin, and File #2 provides him with an additional coin as well.
Voiced by: Bob Buchholz
A kind doctor and recent divorcee. He manages to remain calm and polite even under stress. George's hobbies include hiking and collecting watches. He has the ability to use herbs to turn into pills to conveniently carry them in quantities, and he has the ability to deliver a counter-tackle. File #2 gives him a pill launcher, allowing him to shoot pills from a distance.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: If no one is playing George during "Decisions, Decisions," he can be found outside the entrance to the university's subway station with a fatal injury. He dies after speaking to the player and is surrounded by several healing items.
- Genius Bruiser: George can launch a more powerful shoulder tackle than any other character, which makes him (of all people) the most powerful unarmed combatant in the cast.
- Kleptomaniac Hero: Almost every SP Item George gets in the first Outbreak has something to do with wristwatches, which makes it look like he's obsessive-compulsive.
- The Medic: Well, he is a doctor.
- Combat Medic, specifically, especially in File #2. You can actually shoot other players with blue pills, healing them from a distance. The game even makes sure you lock-on to your team mates, instead of enemies.
- Nice Guy
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: He slightly resembles Christopher Reeve.
- Official Couple: George has a special ending with Cindy.
- Opposites Attract: With Cindy; she tends to adore cute animals and girly items while George finds them to be annoyingly childish.
- Revive Kills Zombie: His injector can shoot pills. Anti-virus pills are capable of damaging, or killing enemies.
- Simple Yet Awesome: His counter tackle is capable of doing just as much damage as Kevin's kick, and just as defensive as Cindy's duck ability, if timed properly.
- If used properly, his medicine case, so he can make healing pills, hemostats (that stops bleeding), antidotes (cures poison), and anti-virus pills. All of which can be carried in quantities, instead of individually (for example, why have three green herbs that take up three item slots, when you can have three healing pills that take up one?).
- The Quiet One
A former Umbrella researcher, Yoko witnessed the attack on William Birkin and tried to get the hell out of town. Unfortunately, she didn't see the outbreak coming and wound up trapped.
Yoko has the lowest health of any survivor, but her virus gauge climbs the slowest and she's got a backpack that gives her another four item slots. She also has an evasion move that, while initially seeming useless, gives her an enormous invulnerability window.
- And Then Yoko Was a Zombie: If you select any other character but Yoko in "Below Freezing Point", she will appear at the starting point. After the cutscene with Monica, you later find Yoko in the control room as a zombie; how her death occurred is unknown.
- Bag of Holding
- Dark and Troubled Past: She was employed as a researcher for Umbrella, and was even experimented on in the development of Tyrants.
- Difficult but Awesome: Yoko is the slowest character and has the least health. Her dodge is the best in the game, however, and the extra four item slots from her backpack count for a lot. Once a player learns how to master the dodge, particularly in conjunction with the quick-turn, Yoko becomes very potent. With proper preparation, she can solo bosses that any other character would struggle with.
- Hot Scientist
- Item Caddy: Her backpack.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Done by surgery, apparently under her own consent.
- Nerf: File #2 replaces her unarmed attack (being a tackle for all characters) with a shove ability, which does less damage.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Yoko is the Japanese actress Erika Oka.
- Plucky Girl: Once Yoko's memories start to come back in "End of the Road," she becomes determined to survive.
- The Rival: To Monica, seemingly.
- Wise Beyond Their Years
Mark's friend and fellow co-worker. If Mark is played in Outbreak
, the game starts off with him appearing to be drunk or not feeling well, and even has him stumble onto the floor. When the game begins, the player has the option to lend him a shoulder to help him out of that spot.
An officer in the RPD who is tasked with helping suppress the zombie hordes. He helps the survivors from J's Bar escape from the undead, but ends up sacrificing himself.
A renegade scientist working for Umbrella, Linda is making plans to escape the city when the survivors encounter her. She holds the key to curing the T-Virus, if she can be successfully brought out of town.
- Video Game Cruelty Potential: In the last part of "End of the Road," if you rescue Linda but don't give her a hand, she slowly limps after you. It is possible to use her to detonate landmines.
- White Sheep: Linda remains the only example in the entire series of an Umbrella researcher or scientist who isn't at least a clinical sociopath. She's genuinely helpful at all times, the obstacles she puts in your way are not her direct doing, and her survival is a net positive for both your characters and the world.
Another Umbrella scientist, Carter is a little too enthralled by the sheer power of the Tyrant.
- Early-Bird Cameo: His model is recycled in "Below Freezing Point" as a survivor found in Birkin's lab.
- Genre Savvy: He made sure to have a remote detonator handy in the event Mr. X turns on him. He didn't count on being sucker punched by him though.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: You can't really accuse Carter of being stupid, or even malevolent; using the Tyrant to punch a way out of the labs is actually a halfway decent idea and it works up to a point. The problem is that he just won't shut up about his admiration for the Tyrant's raw power, right up until it crushes his skull.
In the wake of the attack on William Birkin, Monica murdered several of her former co-workers at Birkin's laboratory and tried to escape with some of his discoveries. It didn't go well for her.
- Dark Action Girl: Was this close to escaping Birkin's laboratory, and lasted a good while in the outbreak while murdering her former co-workers along the way before her demise.
- Karmic Death: She ends up getting killed by the project that she's killed several people to get.
- The Rival: To Yoko, seemingly.
A short blonde patrolwoman with the RPD, Rita is one of the last surviving cops in the building.
- No One Gets Left Behind: She manages to get safe access away from the RPD to get some reinforcements. She comes back with a van to rescue all remaining survivors, and Marvin (despite being infected). It only takes the driver to be scared by a zombie to cause him to drive off, forcing them to leave Marvin behind.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Rita always survives the "Desperate Times" scenario, which is highly unusual for NPCs in Outbreak, and is last seen in the back of the speeding RPD van with the other survivors. She isn't mentioned again, and her escape from Raccoon City is possible but unlikely.
- Go Out with a Smile: Defeating him at the end of tbe scenario has him retreat for good, and triggers an extended ending where he holds a decaying Dorthy in his arms before happily accepting fate.
- Implacable Man: He. Will. Not. Die!
- Made of Iron: Synthetic skin, which nulls his pain and protects him.
- Walking Spoiler: Only for ‘‘Flashback'' though.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He likes to lure victims to the hospital to kill and feed to his mutated wife. He never counted on these survivors to be able to fight back so hard.
Regan headed into the woods with her daughter Lucy in an attempt to escape Raccoon City, and ended up trapped inside a cabin as mutated insects invaded the forest.
- Lost Forever: As Regan is part of the Illusion Ending scenario in "Flashback," it is now very difficult to find or unlock her.
- Not quite. Even in single player, as long as you do not cross the bridge, and wait until it snaps, is when she will appear.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: She and her daughter were last seen taking shelter inside Ed's old cabin in the woods. It's possible they survived, or that they were eaten by giant roaches.
A doctor working at the Raccoon Hospital, who assists the survivors in getting the elevators working before falling victim to the Leech Man.
- Mauve Shirt
- People Puppets: After he's killed, the leeches migrate from their previous host and puppeteer his corpse around.
- This Was His True Form: He's returned to normal (albeit dead) after the survivors kill the leeches controlling him.
An Umbrella Scientist, Greg created the Thanatos Tyrant. Not wanting the corporation to mass-produce it, he began a plan to betray them, first by commissioning a Raccoon University Researcher to create a vaccine. Later, he unleashed Thanatos, who proved a grave danger to both the Umbrella Biologic Countermeasures Service and the Raccoon City survivors.
- Boom, Headshot: How he dies, courtesy of Nicholai.
- Blonde Guys Are Evil
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Mad Scientist: For a split second, he sounds reasonable, when talking about how much of a disaster the T-virus project was. Then he starts rambling about how bioweapons must be "beautiful, unique, and godlike".
- No Plans, No Prototype, No Backup: Specifically didn't want his Thanatos to be mass-produced, like the Mister X. Variants.