Films: Resident Evil (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), Resident Evil: Retribution (2012), Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017)
Alias: The Red Queen, Doctor Alexander Isaacs, Albert Wesker, the Las Plagas parasite, the Cerberus, the Lickers, the Uber Lickers, the T-Virus undead, Matthew Addison/Nemesis, infected crows, the Tyrants, the Axemen, the Majini undead, the Kipepeo Infectors, the J’Avo, the Bloodshot
Location: Haunted home/Civilized Area/Desert/Tundra
Height/Weight: Ranges from that of average crows to that of a large car (the Kipepeo).
Summary: For all you video game players out there, us included, one of Capcom's greatest franchises (for better or worse) is the "Resident Evil" franchise. Part corny dialogue machine, part survival horror tour de force (mostly), this franchise has had the highest highs and the lowest lows. Among those lows was this film franchise, which asks the perplexing question, "What if we were to squander all of the games' potential enjoyment in favor of shoving Paul Anderson's wife in everyone's faces?".
History: A long time ago, the Umbrella Corporation’s founder, Dr. James Marcus, raced to find a way to bring his daughter Alicia back from the brink. He succeeded with the Progenitor Cell, but when that proved to be a dangerous reanimator, he was killed by Albert Wesker, the lackey of Doctor Alexander Isaacs, who saw great bioengineering potential in Marcus' work. With Marcus in charge, Umbrella becomes insanely profitable, he develops the Red Queen AI in Alicia's image, and the Progenitor Cell is remade into the deadly bioweapon known as the T-Virus. Alas, such hubris must be punished, as the T-Virus eventually breaks out, with Umbrella trying to profit off of the ensuing global infection and rise of a litany of hideous undead monsters. Only one woman stands in the way of mankind's total extinction. Namely, Alice, who is actually a clone of Alicia, and keeps getting cloned too.
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: Everything Umbrella, and life in general, throws at Alice doesn't stop her in the slightest. She just keeps getting back up one way or another, and beats man and beast into nothing. In particular, Nemesis is crushed by a falling helicopter after turning on his creators and helping Alice. Isaacs, the idiot who started this foolishness in the first place, is killed by one of his own clones before that clone is devoured by a zombie horde. And Wesker is blown up along with the willing Red Queen/Alicia so that the T-Virus, and everything Umbrella stood for, dies out. The Earth finally starts to recover from the outbreak thanks to a released anti-virus, but Alice makes it her mission to finish off whatever abominations remain.
Powers/Abilities: Amazing regenerative abilities, huge resilience to pain, sheer numbers.
Weakness: Heavy artillery, the anti-virus.
Scariness Factor: 4-As much as the effects team can seem to just give up at times (CGI doesn't always hold up), there's no doubt that the body horror-laden spirit of the games can be found in most of the monsters. Some particularly nasty beasts include the Cerberus dogs, the Lickers, and the thousands of zombies all around. The most intimidating of the beasts is Nemesis, appropriate considering how much of a menace he was in his own game...even if he's a chump compared to that guy.
Trivia: -Alice has absolutely no presence in the original games. The characters from that, like Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, are all killed in the films in one way or another despite being very much alive as of this writing.
-For what it's worth, Paul Anderson has made it clear that he wanted to make a faithful adaptation of the Resident Evil franchise, and Alice's actress, Mila Jovovich, starred in the first film due to her and her younger brother loving the games as well. Of course, that was how Paul and Mila met. Then again, considering the dip in quality the game franchise slumped into after RE4 for a while...you can't say he wasn't faithful. Oh, and he got signed on to the "Monster Hunter" movie. God...dammit...