WMG: Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
Krauser will appear in the Darkside Chronicles.
Because dammit, he sure as hell acted like he and Leon had some backstory together in Raccoon City.
Javier Hidalgo was possibly high
Consider the fact that during the final boss battle, Javier is laughing madly and talking of possibly "absorbing" poor Manuela into him so they can be together forever, only to suddenly ask Leon/Krauser to kill him at the end of the battle. He was on drugs up til that point, wherein the relapse occured and he wanted to die now that the high wore off.
- It is really a bad sign when that makes sense.
Chris, Claire, and Krauser are all infected with the t-Veronica virus.
The games state that the t-Veronica virus is highly infectious. Yet these three should be infected. (Hell, maybe even Leon should be, too.) To elaborate, Chris and Claire (and Wesker) had to deal with Alexia flinging her infected blood, yet they do not end up infected. (Maybe the combusting-on-contact-with-air kills the virus?) Claire could have possibly been poisoned by Nosferatu. Steve was also a bloody mess when he died. If Claire so much as had a papercut...
Javier ends up releasing spores, which infect the surrounding environment. Krauser has a Canon
open wound. You do the math.
- Plot Armor?
- It's pretty obvious that Krauser is infected with something (the mutant razor-arm is a dead giveaway). As for why the other characters never succumb to infection, it's possible Umbrella's viruses aren't nearly as infectious as we've been led to believe. Maybe it doesn't take just one scratch or one bite to get infected. Maybe you need a much bigger dose (i.e. several scratches/bites) for infection to take hold. Alternatively, maybe a person whose immune system is strong enough can fight off the virus naturally and the people/animals who succumb had weaker immune systems. Either or both of these theories could explain why the main characters don't get zombified. (And as a bonus, they would also explain why you can still find random uninfected survivors scattered throughout Raccoon City long after the initial infection takes hold.)
- Don't think Krauser is infected with it. Because in RE 4 the Plagas remover laser actually can affect him. Unless the T-Virus has traces of Las Plagas in them.
It would explain why, in the Resident Evil 2 segment the idea of him and Claire willingly splitting up (like what happened in the original game) is brought up and rejected at least twice. After all, it wouldn't instill confidence in your professional soldier comrade if you admitted that your zombie plan was developed by Leeroy Jenkins