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  • The Danza: Jack Baker is voiced by Jack Brand in the English version of the game's audio.
    • Peter Walken's face model and actor in advertisements is Peter Fabiano of Capcom.
  • Easter Egg/Product Placement: In a small bit of Shown Their Work, the tanker breakroom in Mia's flashback has a bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce sitting on one table, which is a real, locally-produced brand that's fairly popular in its namesake state.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • "Family Man" for Jack, before the Bakers' actual names were revealed, based on a seconds-long onscreen appearance and one memetic line in the demo.
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    • "Travis" for the Bladed-Molded, due to the name-tag used on a hatch containing the body of one of the Bakers' victims the first one you encounter crawls out of.
    • "Eviline" for E-001 Eveline. Just think of how evil she is. It's also named after a drug, Axcel Eviline.
  • I Knew It!: Fans figured the demo was set in Louisiana before it was officially stated to be set in Louisiana.
  • Jossed: The multiple theories as to Redfield's real identity were shot down by director Koushi Nakanishi, who confirmed that he is, indeed, the same Series Mascot Chris Redfield that fans know and love.
  • Killer App: For the PlayStation VR.
  • Market-Based Title: Downplayed. In territories where the series is traditionally named Resident Evil, it's Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. In Japan, it's Biohazard 7: Resident Evil. The titles are still different for different markets, but there's clearly an effort being made to unify the names.
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  • The Other Darrin: Chris Redfield is voiced by David Vaughn instead of Roger Craig Smith. Averted in the Japanese version, where he's voiced by his usual actor.
  • Prop Recycling: invokedWhile justified given how pointless it would be to waste material just on a demo, much of Beginning Hour is recycled assets, animations and remixed puzzles from the prologue, set in the kitchen, attic and basement of the Bakers' guest house. Even Jack Baker's classic "Welcome to the family, son!" sucker punch is recycled from his cheap shot on Ethan after you "kill" Mia for the final time. Considering that the demo character canonically escapes before Jack can do anything; Jack technically used it the first time after defeating Mia.
  • Schedule Slip: The free DLC Not a Hero was intended to be released in Spring 2017, but Capcom creators believed due to the reception the game is receiving from fans, they are trying to make it up to the fans' standards and expectations. It was finally released on December 12, 2017, along with the End of Zoe DLC story.
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  • Teasing Creator: Capcom have been teasing the fanbase mercilessly in regards to the Dummy Finger, to the point that even official customer support emails have humorous mentions to it. In the final game, the Dummy Finger reappears as part of Lucas' Birthday puzzle.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The earliest version of the game was in development in 2013 and set to be in the same style as 6, but was scrapped after the game's mixed reception. This resulted in the team going for the more Evil Dead-styled "compact but deep" horror of the final game.
    • According to this article, the creative team decided early on to have something shocking and gruesome happen to the player character near the start of the game to set the tone. One idea that was floated in the pre-development stages was to have Ethan get sliced in half with a chainsaw, and have to crawl to safety dragging his entrails behind him. This was deemed far too extreme, so they went with Ethan losing a hand via chainsaw instead.
    • The Baker family originally had a pet dog named Diane who would attack the player which was cut from the game.
    • Zombies were considered to return and were going to be sound-sensitive. You'd have to hold down a button to have the player character hold their breath in order to get past one. This was ultimately cut for making the game too tense.
    • Not a Hero went through some story changes after it was delayed. Originally, the ending of the dlc would involve Chris arresting Lucas for his crimes but this was ultimately scrapped and the dlc proper has Chris killing Lucas outright.

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