Headscratchers / Resident Evil: Degeneration

  • In Degeneration, Leon is shown to be extremely Genre Savvy and to ignore standard procedure in favor of what works. So why is Claire, who is more experienced and probably a better shot than the two squad members with him, not immediately given a gun?
    • She doesn't want one. When Leon throws her his pistol in the airport, she gives it back to him as soon as she can.
    • We're given the impression that since Code: Veronica, Claire simply hasn't been in combat—so she's hardly going to be "more experienced and probably a better shot" than two career soldiers, except inasmuch as she's dealt with zombies before. In any case, Claire's deliberately and consciously taken on the role of a healer and caretaker more than a fighter. She'll fight when she has to, but prefers not to.
      • This would explain her work with Terra Save in Revelations 2...