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Resident Evil 6 will be a reboot.Because let's face it, beyond only a handful of loose threads (Steve's supposed resurrection, Wesker possibly still being alive, and Ada's final role), there's hardly much to go on. If anything, we should start back from the beginning, but with a more focused storyline and a true return to the horror of the series.
Wesker and Birkin will form a Big Bad Duumvirate in Resident Evil 6.Where's the fun in that? Besides, I wanted these two to be partners again.
Leon and Sherry will reunite during some point in the gameBecause the developers said the stories will intertwine in some parts.
The third protagonist is HUNKHUNK is the one with immunity in his blood. This explains the rumour the helicopter pilot says at the end of Resident Evil 3 about how he can't die and that he's the only one to survive in all his missions. Even if it is a successful job, the rest of his team eventually succumbs to the virus while he's immune. In the beginning, he probably thought he was just deathly lucky, but only now does he realize he has virus immunity. HUNK, now a standalone mercenary after Umbrella fell, is then hired as a bodyguard since he has BOW experience. In addition, the third protagonist states the line: "much better off as a mercenary", possibly referring to his past job as an Umbrella mercenary/agent. This line could also be a nod to the audience. HUNK is now an actual protagonist, but he's wondering if he's better off just being in the Mercenary side games.
The third protagonist, the mercenary, is Steve BurnsideThe mercenary has short, red hair, which may be Steve shaving his head out of practicality for his job. He is also unnaturally swift and packs a powerful punch, hinting at virus-enhanced abilities. It's mentioned that the world needs his blood, and it's implied to be expensive; it could be his resistance to the T-Veronica virus, and his antibodies are important in making a cure for the hodgepodge of viruses on the loose, or it could be the virus itself and many factions desire the virus for their own agenda. In Code Veronica, Wesker mentioned that reviving Steve was a possibility, and he may have actually done it. His dialogue and attitude seem very much Steve as well, more so than the enigmatic and generally quiet HUNK. It immediately sounded like Steve, were Steve to grow up a little but maintain the same ego and style of speech from Code Veronica.
The mercenary's blonde companion is Sherry BirkinLike Steve, Sherry is also a virus infectee, specifically the G-Virus. The bioterrorists that killed the President of the United States may have gone after Sherry now that her protection is in chaos, and the best they could do is hire Steve to rescue her. That, or she Took a Level in Badass and became an Action Girl, and she now works for the U.S. Governement and is assisting Steve, if her unhesitant stabbing the mercenary with a syringe is any indication. There are also several visual indicators: She wears a blue scarf, which brings to mind Sherry's blue uniform from Resident Evil 2, has very bright, blonde hair, and is very young-looking, which fits as Sherry would be 22 as of RE6.
Leon's companion is Sherry BirkinIn Resident Evil 2, Sherry is shown to have a somewhat matching shade of dirty blonde hair, and the woman who claims to be responsible for the events in Resident Evil 6 looks a bit like Sherry's mother, Annette. Sherry was rather intelligent for her age, and no doubt could have gone into a scientific field that dealt with counter-terrorism to try and atone for what her parents had done. This could in some way come back around and cause her to be responsible for an outbreak of her own.
The third protagonist is Alex WeskerAs discussed in the Steve WMG, this man appears to have enhanced speed and/or strength, hinting at virus-related powers similiar to those famously displayed by Albert Wesker. We know Alex was administered the same virus, which would explain this. We also know Alex was doing an incredible amount of work researching ways for Spencer to become immortal during the events before RE5 (from the "Lost In Nightmares" DLC). It is entirely possible he discovered a cure to the T-Virus (or whatever virus threatens the world) during his experiments and absconded with it to make money (hence his desire to sell his blood, and the reason he dropped out of contact with Spencer). Alternatively, it is possible the experimental Wesker virus itself secretely holds the cure to T-Virus infection, and this is why neither this new protangonist nor Albert Wesker were ever infected, despite the latter in particular being around zombie-infested areas on numerous occasions.
This won't be a "simple" Shooter, but...... Leon's part will be more "Survival Shooter" (like Resident Evil 4 or Dead Space), Chris' part will be a straight Third-Person Shooter (like Gears of War, I mean: Look at Chris taking cover), and the "Wesker child"-part will be Beat 'em Up (like God Hand, MadWorld, or Asura's Wrath).
Alex Wesker is a GirlAnd she is the "bitch" Chris Redfield was shouting about in the trailer. You might also hear his radio saying that he is after the "Ace of Spades", which presumably means much the same it did in the Iraq War. So we can assume Chris and his team are in China to capture a major wanted criminal and may not have been expecting the Plagas outbreak. Assuming Spencer really is dead (or at least that the good guys still think he is dead), and so are Albert and all the other Umbrella bigwigs, it's either a totally new character or more likely Alex Wesker.
The G-virus might be involved.The G-virus is still going around, if Degeneration and the t+G experimental virus in Dead Aim are anything to go by. We know that Umbrella did some experiments and analysis on the G-virus after HUNK delivered them a sample in 2, but we don't quite know what else they did beside combining it with the t-virus. If the Progenitor virus can eventually be refined into advanced strains like Uroboros, who knows what else Umbrella could've devised before they folded. The Javo looks like it could be an evolution of the single eye G-virus-infected hosts sport. Additionally, Sherry Birkin had a G-embryo implanted in her during 2. While she was given the G-vaccine soon after, the vaccine only suppresses the virus's effects, and doesn't actually eliminate it (which could possibly explain her newfound athleticism).
Ashley Graham between 4 and 6Ashley Graham is confirmed to be in the game and is in the Mercenaries section as the sidekick. Since RE6 is set during 2008, Leon probably taught her self-defence and gun safety in order to allow her to protect herself (and make the Secret Service's job easier). She is also seen using a syringe on the Merc, suggesting that she became a medic or doctor, probably joined BSAA. Since co-op is confirmed, Player 2 will be in control of her, so she definitely took a level in badass. However, I have no idea why she's with the Merc, but since he's a cure to a virus, she was probably taking his blood to help create a sure. However...
What is Ashley doing back in Not-Spain?At several points in the trailer, you can clearly see certain landmarks and locations from 4, such as Saddler's mansion. Unless she was captured again, I doubt she'll be there willingly. Perhaps she got herself captured in order to investigate, or has an internal tracking device now?
The game has 3 different modesYou can play the survival horror (Leon) game, the third person action (Chris) game, or action horror (Jake) game at any time, switching when you're stuck. Go further in one mode, unlock a gun, use it in another.
The "Bitch" Chris refers to is Alexia Ashford, the Veronica virus returns, and the third protagonist is SteveThe Veronica virus is the only virus that requires direct injection in order to spread it. That explains why a syringe bomb was created. Alexia Ashford isn't the main protagonist, but someone has took her research on the Veronica virus and has expanded it. This explains why the protagonists seem to be fighting able-thinking, gun-using humans; the Veronica virus allows mind control for the host. If it really is the Veronica virus, then it fits in that the protagonist is Steve, who is now immune thanks to experimenting, and is familiar with this supposedly new strain of virus.
The game is split by protagonist AND by the type of virus that takes the spotlightLeon's gameplay seems to be more focused on generic T-Virus zombies with the occasional unique zombie. Chris's gameplay appears to be back in the Resident Evil 4 setting and with plagas. The third protagonist appears to be up against the more fantastic-looking G-Virus monsters. Perhaps the final boss is an antagonist who has taken on all the different viruses into their body.
The "Bitch" Chris is referring to is Jessica Sherawat from RevelationsAt the epilogue montage in Resident Evil: Revelations, it's revealed that Jessica and Vester were working together on some undisclosed secret plan, with Vester giving Jessica a sample of the T-Abyss virus. If she is the person they are chasing, that could explain Chris's anger towards her; his partner mentions that Chris's "personal vendetta" isn't going to help, that would suggest at the very least he knew the person they were after.
There will be a reference to Fong LingWith the use of multiple characters in this story, there is a chance that they might throw out references to the other non-main series games. If this is the case, then there's a good chance that the reference will be about Fong Ling. Part of the game is set in China and she works for its government, plus she has experiences in these matters.
The identity of Chris's partner...Is Ark Thompson. According to Resident Evil 0, the game is canon. The characters do, as far as the graphics Survivor show, look similar. Plus, it'd be quite the fandom nod if he played the calm and collected to Chris's emotional self as seen in the trailer.
Something bad will happen to JillJill has immunity to viruses as stated in Resident Evil 5, so she'd be a prime candidate to help fight off the outbreak. The third protagonist is implied to have immunity and is hired over the trustworthy former BSAA agent. Given her personality, she doesn't seem to be the type to take a break from helping Chris unless after being saved her body was too weak. She is either...
Chris and Jill got together between the last game and this one
The villainess seen in the recent trailer is Ada.She seems to have a red color scheme to her clothes as well as having dark hair and somewhat Asian features. It would also explain Leon's desire to want her alive over Chris who simply wants her dead. Ada's mysterious connections at the end of RE4 were never revealed. It could be we're finding out about that now.
Claire Redfield will make an appearance.True, there's no info that even suggests she'll be in Resident Evil 6, but since two out of three main characters from Resident Evil 2 are in this game, there's a good chance that she'll either play a part in the plot, or at the very least make a cameo (maybe showing off the red jacket Claire gave Sherry). It's obvious Sherry was very close to Claire at the end of RE2, and it would be a great opportunity for a reunion. Who knows, maybe this time Sherry will be the one rescuing Claire in a TerraSave aid/evac gone wrong or whatnot.
Wesker is back and he's pissed.Yeah he died in Resident Evil 5. This is Capcom and Wesker's first death. Dr. Wily, Sigma and M. Bison have walked off stuff worse than this. Don't be surprised when you find out that Wesker infused Ada Wong with his DNA and the C-Virus mutates her into Wesker.
Sherry will become a Tragic Monster.Remember back in Resident Evil 2 (as well as Darkside Chronicles) where William Birkin mutated into 'G'? Chances are, poor Sherry may end up suffering from the same fate as her father.
The leaked reveal that "Ada" is a clone......is/was this game's "Jill is the Birdwoman" twist. Building off the WMG a few posts up, and assuming the leak is accurate about the woman that looks like Ada being her clone I'm guessing it'll be treated the same way, i.e.: (1)Trailers imply Wesker's place as the villain was taken by a recognized character instead of a potential new guy. (2) Player/heroes go through 75% of the game thinking as much. (3) Dramatic reveal with "Ba-ba-bum" included. (4) Kill clone, rescue Ada who maybe goes good, being absolved and all (5) Heroes get to da choppa and fly off into the sunset.
Sherry and Jake will develop a mutual case of Rescue Romance.Both are captured by a bad guy at least once in the game, and while Jake does seem to be the more powerful one, Sherry is responsible for his safety and helps Leon free Jake from at least one claw monster. After repeatedly saving one another, Jake stops talking about how much more money BO Ws will cost and just start truing to hang close to Sherry.
Ada is a clone, and Carla Radames is the original.Ada was cloned before the events of Resident Evil 2 and was trained by the unknown organisation to spy on the events in Raccoon City, and would soon be involved in many different missions such as the events in Resident Evil 4 to retrieve virus samples. However in Resident Evil 6, Ada is either deemed to be no longer trustworthy or no longer useful and is framed by the very same organisation she works for (that is revealed to be Neo-Umbrella), in the hopes of a diversion to point the heroes towards Ada and away from Carla Radames, the original 'Ada Wong'. Because Carla Radames is actually a blonde, yet Ada's appearance is taken from the original, it is easy for Carla to simply dress up as Ada Wong, commit terrorist acts, and frame Ada at the same time.
Something bad happened to Jill.From what we have seen, this Chris is very different from his previous incarnations. He is grim, and more prone to anger. Either Jill is in a catatonic state, Or has died, (a side effect of her brainwashing, being in a tube shouldn't be good for your health) leaving Chris as an emotional wreck. Everyone knows Jill was his closest friend, but is now dying/dead. In 2012, after Carla/Ada infects his men, he and Piers are forced to kill their mutated comrades. Memories of Jill resurface (or maybe she is somehow responsible for Jill's demise), and he is pushed over the edge. He blocks everything out, his friends, his memories, and is left in a drunken stupor. The only reason for his return to the BSAA is to enact his personal vendetta against Carla/Ada.
Claire and Jill died before RE 6......And that's why Chris became a depressed alcoholic at the beginning of his scernario.
The world will be destroyed at the end.
The Real Big Bad is President Adam Benford
Leon Kennedy has PTSD and a flashback to the days of the T virus
The "No Hope Left" label will change at the end.
The Republic of Edonia is the Eastern Slav Republic after a name change.
Deborah survived.A B.O.W. killed by a fall? Please, by that point she'd been shot, blown up, hit with a rail car and stabbed with her own stinger. She should have laughed off being dropped which is just what she did. The reason she didn't show up again is because she had no way to get to China for the final showdown (which took place over the span of a single night so she would have had to know where the final fight was taking place before the fight started to get there before it ended) and she regained enough of her sanity not to pursue her sister.
Claire doesn't know that Chris is aliveThis is the only explanation I would accept for why she didn't drag him home and knock some sense into him. Thus in Resident Evil 7 Claire and Chris will be reunited and Claire will not be happy. Assuming Leon doesn't break the news first.
The Agent is Piers.Piers, in the six months between the Edonia mission and the Lanshiang outbreak, was given secret assignments to perform while Chris was missing. His participation in these assignments was not to be known about, so he took part under the cover of "Agent". The proof?
Carla is alive.And she will come back: powerful, snarky and calling the heroes colossal imbeciles for believing she actually died. The mutation made Carla's body take over the entire aircraft carrier, and Ada definitely didn't destroy the whole white goo, so there was still some Carla behind when she escaped. As we've seen with Simmons, the subject of the Jake-powered C-Virus mutation can go back to their "human" form, so there's nothing stopping Carla from going back to her human body, even if it's still somewhat mangled as a result of the mutation. But there's still one thing no one took into account: Carla's current form was created by using the C-Virus. She has it in her body for years, she's perfectly adapted to it. If Simmons, without any high-speed-healing virus in his system, was capable of sustaining a human form so close to his original one after being injected, just imagine what Carla can do. She may even have the capacity to go back to her human form, without the deformations Simmons had, and draw power from the virus, becoming a Wesker-like person. And, as we've seen throughout the game and in Ada's ending, Carla has a lot of cards up her sleeve, some of which we probably haven't even seen yet. The woman was ready for everything, she's more likely than not to have planned some way to beat death — probably by using the C-Virus in her body in some way, combined or not with the Jake-powered form. At last, Carla is currently the best candidate to take over Wesker's legacy as the resident (evil) Big Bad. It would be great. (her presence in the multiplayer modes may even be a reference: Wesker had this role in 4 and 5, she's taking over from him)
Jake will join B.S.A.A. eventually.After his mother's death and prior to the events of the game, he had no real purpose in his life. He lived by habit, mindlessly accumulating money he didn't really need, had no family, no friends and no valuable skills aside of killing things. During the course of the game, he certainly acquired a hatred for bioterrorism, a (possibly subconscious) desire to prove himself different from his father and, the most importantly, new friends, someone who he can rely on. In the ending, he's perfectly willing to kick some B.O.W's assess for such a nominal reward as an apple, so we can say he found himself a profession of a monster-slayer. Sure, he's a bit of loner, so he's going to walk the earth for a while (or, perhaps, clean Edonia from bio-threat), but sooner or later he'll drift to one of B.O.W.-fighting organisations, and chances it will be B.S.A.A are the highest: they're covering him already, he's likely to run into them on his missions, he's got more reasons to trust them than, say, US government, his strength, skill and experience would be much appreciated there, and he can get detailed information on the viruses, his father and his legacy there. Also, it would be a delicious irony of him joining an organisation that was basically created to oppose his father, and possibly even becoming Chris's subordinate. Both Chris and Jake were heavily affected by the events of the game and have a complicated attitude towards each other, it would be interesting to see them as partners next time...