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     Chris Redfield 
The male protagonist, who alternates between being level-headed, to snarky, to apathetic, depending on the scene and who he's interacting with.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Twice, towards Rebecca.
    • Since she's a medic and a rookie, he offers to let her stick by him so he can watch over her. But she politely declines, since having a medic on hand would ruin the tension of being in a Survival Horror game.
    • Later, Chris makes the offer again after saving Rebecca from a Hunter. This time, she agrees. And when she begs him to let her blow up the mansion, he gives in:
    Chris: (fondly) "Aww... can't say "no" to that face."
  • Big Damn Heroes: He arrives in the nick of time to save Rebecca from a Hunter, then he frees Jill after defeating the Tyrant for the first time. Once the survivors reach the helipad, he uses the rocket launcher to take out the Tyrant for good.
  • The Comically Serious: Chris rarely raises his voice, even when he's angry. Yet, he has some of the most comedic banter in The Abridged; usually with either Brad, Wesker, and especially Rebecca.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Chris calls things as he sees them, usually in the form of dry wit.
  • Foil: To Wesker, who acts as the leader of S.T.A.R.S., while really being an agent of Umbrella. Whereas Chris ends up being the one to oppose Umbrella and leads the other survivors in escaping the mansion.
  • The Hero: As in the game, he ends up being the one who saves Jill and Rebecca and ultimately defeats the Tyrant, "Christina".
  • Incompatible Orientation: Wesker harbors closeted feelings towards Chris, who does his damndest not to say anything about it, since he's straight.
  • Nice Guy: As long as he isn't being harassed by Wesker, or agrivated by Brad who keeps making excuses not to come back for them, after he left them all to die.
  • Pragmatic Hero: He may be a nice guy, but he isn't about to put himself and their only medic at risk, by trying to lug Richard's unconscious body around a house full of zombies.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: Aptly summed up by the following exchange between him and Wesker, who railroads him into a suicide mission to retrieve a missing key from the aquatic research facility:
    Chris: (at Wesker) "Uh-huh. And any idea where it is?"
    Wesker: "Well, following the trend of this place, it's probably in a highly dangerous area. On a related note: I found a document about an underground aquatic-life testing facility."
    Wesker: (ignoring him) "Absolutely!" you say? Thanks a bunch, Chris. That's what I like about you: a real go-getter. Do be careful to stay in one piece. K thanks bye." (leaves quickly)
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: Almost any time he and Rebecca are in a scene together, which is covered extensively in their section of the Funny Moments page.

     Jill Valentine 
RE1's deuteragonist and female lead character. Here, she's portrayed as a disgruntled member of S.T.A.R.S.
  • Action Girl: Jill fares well while exploring the mansion on her own and, near the end, she and Rebecca cover the group's escape, by holding off a horde of zombies.
  • Berserk Button: It's clear that she hasn't forgotten about the "Jill sandwich" meme, nor has she gotten over it, because it sets her off any time anyone tries to bring it up - especially Barry.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Jill would be excellent at CinemaSins because she's Genre Savvy enough to suspect Barry of setting her up, calls bullshit on Wesker's bathroom excusenote , and knows when she's stumbled into a boss battle.
  • Damsel out of Distress: Barry's attempt to hold Jill at gunpoint ends almost as soon as he draws his Magnum on her. She snatches it out of his hands, then turns it on him.
  • Distressed Damsel: She lampshades it when she gets locked in the ceiling trap room:
    Jill: (as the ceiling starts to lower) "Oh, you have GOT to be kiding me!"
    Jill: (banging on door) "HEY!! Damsel in ALL KINDS OF DISTRESS HERE!!"
    • Lampshaded again, when Chris asks why she's volunteering to cover their escape. She says it's because she'd already been rescued three times and needed to vent her frustrations by (quote): "killing some shit".
  • Dull Surprise: Jill's reaction when Barry turns on her for the third time, after assuring her 100% that he wouldn't do it again. She's only mildly annoyed by it and doesn't bother to turn around.
    (Barry cocks gun and points it at Jill's head)
    Jill: (deadpan) "One hundred percent, huh?"
  • Genre Savvy:
    • After stumbling across Forest's corpse, she knew it would reanimate the moment she turned her back on it. Which it did.
    (corpse reanimates and tries to attack her)
    Jill: "...aannd, right on cue!" (BLAM!)
    • And upon entering the large vacant room in the attic, the lack of background music warns her that she's just entered a boss fight, right before Yawn appears.
    • It doesn't take long for her to suspect Barry can't be trusted either. So she only pretends to buy his Lame Excuse, after overhearing his meeting with Wesker.
  • Implied Love Interest: The Abridged implies Chris may be attracted to Jill, by describing her as: "a hot straight-talking woman."
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Her general attitude towards Barry for his poorly veiled attempts to set her up, along with his equally poor excuses each time she calls him out on acting suspiciously.
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     Barry Burton 
The companion character to Jill's campaign in RE1, who's being blackmailed by Wesker to eliminate her. Except he fails miserably at it, 'cuz he's even worse at lying.
  • Adaptational Villainy: Downplayed, since Barry's still being blackmailed to set Jill up, and isn't proud of it, except he's mainly doing it so his wife won't find out about his taste in porn. And instead of turning against Wesker in the end, the Tyrant does it.
  • Apologizes a Lot: For every time he's forced to turn against Jill.
    Barry: (holding Jill at gunpoint) "For the record, I really am sorry."
    Jill: (deadpan) "Barry, you'e dead to me."
  • Bad Liar: Played for laughs, since Jill calls him out on it every single time. From wanting to know why he was in the eastwing of the mansion, when he supposed to be investigating the westwing, to why he was obviously covering for Wesker, after she heard their conversation.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He saves Jill from the aforementioned ceiling trap room and from the giant plant monster in the basement.
  • Forced into Evil: Under threat of Wesker showing Barry's wife all the hentai he has hidden in the browser history of his computer.
  • Happily Married: And he aims to keep it that way, even if it means having to play along with Wesker's plan to betray S.T.A.R.S.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Only because he's got no choice, so he alternates between saving Jill one moment and betraying her the next. But once the secret's out, he sides with Jill for good.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: You can't help but feel sorry for the poor guy, since he's so bad at his job. Which also makes it hilarious to watch.
  • Lame Excuse: Like the time he tries to cover for Wesker by claiming he was doing a voice impression of him. And when Jill (clearly not believing him) asks why he used the same condescending tone:
    Barry: "Um... it's for... authenticity?"
  • Obvious Judas: Both Jill and the audience sees his betrayal coming well in advance, to where she barely acknowledges it when it finally happens at the end.
  • Porn Stash: It turns out Barry secretly has a thing for animated schoolgirls and tentacle porn, 'cuz he has a lot of it hidden in his browser history.
  • Your Approval Fills Me with Shame: It's bad enough that he's on Wesker's leash, so the last thing Barry wants (or needs) are compliments from him:
    Wesker: (admirably) "Excellent backstabbing, Barry. You make me proud."
    Barry: (irately) "I'm not doing it for YOU, Wesker!"

     Rebecca Chambers 
A rookie member of S.T.A.R.S. Bravo and their field medic. In RE1, she serves as the companion character from Chris' campaign.
  • Action Girl: She teams up with Jill near the end to hold off a wave of zombies.
  • Adorkable: Seen when she starts to aplogize when she thought a zombie was standing behind her, until she saw it was only Chris.
    Rebecca: (timidly) "Oh gosh! Um, excuse me Mr. Zombie, but now's not a good time t-"
    (looks over her shoulder and sees it's Chris)
    Rebecca: (chipperly) "Oh! You're alive."
    • Also seen when she and Jill cover the group's escape from the mansion.
    Rebecca: (charges off with gun drawn) "Yeah! Girl power and stuff!"
  • The Cutie: She's 18, which makes her the youngest member of S.T.A.R.S. and so adorable that Chris offers to look out for her, shortly after their introductions.
  • Destructive Saviour: Guess who hit the self-destruct to blow up the Spencer Mansion?
    Rebecca: (innocently) "Aww, c'mon! Can't we blow it up?? Pleasepleaseplease, PLEE~EEAASE??"
    Chris: (relents) "Ohh... how can I say "no" to that face. Alright, give me 20 minutes, then light it up."
    Rebecca: "YES! Thanks!" (runs off to do it)
  • First Day from Hell: Downplayed in her case, since she already endured most of her hardships during the events of the prequel. Though she nearly gets killed by a Hunter.
  • Genre Savvy enough to realize she's a medic in a Survival Horror game, which is why she figures it'd be unfair if she tagged along with Chris.
  • Little Miss Snarker: Always delivered in soft-spoken, gentle fashion.
  • The Medic: It's her role on the team.
  • New Meat: As previously mentioned, she's a new recruit with the events of REØ and RE1 comprising her very first assignment.
  • Nice Gal: She's generally well-meaning and considerate of others, though it doesn't stop her from abandoning Richard after inoculating him.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: In almost every scene with Chris.
    Rebecca: (at Chris) "Okay, between the two of us, who has the medical degree...?"
    Chris: "That doesn't automatically make you an expert on toxicology!"
  • Sole Survivor: Most of Bravo Team died during the events of REØ, so by the start of RE1, Rebecca, Richard, Forest, and their captain, Enrico are the only ones who made it to the mansion. By the time it's over, Rebecca is the only one left.

     Albert Wesker 
The team's leader and the series' main antagonist. Though he's actually an undercover agent for the Umbrella Corporation.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Almost no one on the team has anything nice to say about Wesker. Chris describes him as, "a jackal who's married to his sunglasses," Jill thinks he's condescending, and Barry flatly tells him that he isn't double-crossing Jill for his sake. In the end, even "Christina" turns on him!
  • Glad I Thought of It: Masterfully done by Wesker, to get Chris to retrieve the passcode key to the aquatic-life testing facility he read about.
    Chris: "Any idea where it is?"
    Wesker: "Well, following the trend of this place, I'd assume the most dangerous area possible. On a related note: I happened upon a document about an aquatic-life testing facility."
    Chris: "...and I'll bet you want ME to check it out, right?"
    Wesker: (ignores him) "Absolutely!" you say? Thanks a bunch, Chris. That's what I like about you: a real go-getter. Do be careful to stay in one piece. K thanks bye." (leaves quickly)
  • Hopeless Suitor: To Chris.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: After appearing to be shot by Wesker, Rebecca is revealed to be perfectly fine. The shot missed, even though she was standing right in front of him!
  • Incompatible Orientation: Wesker's got it bad for Chris, except he's straight and implied to have the hots for Jill. Not that Wesker's going to let that stop him from trying.
  • Laughably Evil: The Abridged plays his obsession with Chris for laughs, by portraying Wesker as having an unrequited crush on him. Plus, his plans to eliminate S.T.A.R.S. fails due largely to Barry's incompetence.
  • Mole in Charge: Publicly, he's the leader of S.T.A.R.S., but he's actually an undercover agent of Umbrella.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: Invoked near the end, when he tries to shoot Rebecca for interrupting his conversation with Chris.
    Rebecca: "Um... excuse my interruption, but I'm confused with what—"
    Wesker: (impatiently) "Quiet! Mommy and Daddy are talking!" (BLAM!!)
  • Operation: Jealousy: When Chris confronts Wesker, he demands to know where Jill's being held prisoner. Wesker responds by revealing the Tyrant instead and says "she's" his girlfriend. Not that Chris cares.
    Wesker: "Meet... my girlfriend: "Christina"!"
    Chris: (brief pause) "...okay."
    Wesker: (starts monologuing) "I couldn't wait for you forever, Chris."
    Chris: (laughs) "What??"
    Wesker: "We date each other all the time."
    Chris: "Healthy!"
  • Sunglasses at Night: Literally. The opening cinematic shows him wearing his shades in the dead of night, as the group flees toward the mansion and he never takes them off.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Make that, 'would shoot a girl', provided he hadn't missed.

     Richard 
One of the few survivng members of Bravo Team to make to the mansion. Things might've been better for him if he hadn't.
  • The Chew Toy:
    • His remaining hours are spent being repeatedly screwed over by his own teammates, and the monsters in the mansion.
    • Also counts as a literal example, because he gets bitten by Yawn three separate times in the exact same spot.
  • First Day from Hell: The Raccoon City incident was his first assignment, in which: the team's helicopter crashed, he got separated from most of the others and barely made through the forest after being pursued by a pack of zombie dogs. Then after making inside, it only gets worse for him.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: See the Running Gag entry below.
  • Killed Midsentence: Right as he leaps at Chris to get his revenge, a shark leaps out of the tank and eats him.
  • Running Gag: Richard gets vaccinated twice for his snake bites, only to have his teammates ditch him afterward. First, it's Chris and Rebecca who leave him while he's unconscious. Whereas Jill just up and leaves him while he's trapped in a room with Yawn - where he gets bitten for the third time!
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