Leon S. Kennedy (Origins)

Leon Scott. Kennedy was a police academy cadet who became intrigued by a series of grizzly murders that occurred in Raccoon City. Upon graduating from the police academy, Leon quickly applied for a position at the Raccoon City Police Department, which was soon accepted due to his high test scores. Leon’s first day as a member of Raccoon City’s finest would also be his last, as upon reaching the city Leon became embroiled in what would later became known as The Raccoon City Incident.

Leon was created to be the opposite of Chris Redfield protagonist of the original Resident evil game. Hideki Kamiya felt that Chris was the “blunt, tough-guy type” and wanted to create a character with weakness. In the original draft of Resident Evil 2, which was titled Resident Evil 1.5, Leon was written as a veteran police officer, but was changed into a rookie after the creators opted for a re-write, and to distinguish his character from Chris Redfield.

Leon has perhaps evolved most as a character in the franchise, from a slightly naïve rookie cop in Resident Evil 2, into a confident and highly trained government agent in Resident Evil 4.

The Raccoon City Incident

Leon Scott Kennedy was driving into town and couldn’t help but notice how deserted it appeared. Finding a body in the road Leon pulled over to investigate only to be almost immediately swarmed by the T-Virus infected towns people. Leon drew his weapon and began unloading into the group, shooting vital points in the bodies but the townspeople kept coming. Ducking into an alley he came face to face with an actual living person in the form of Claire Redfield, a young college girl searching for her brother. Leon dispatched a zombie that was closing in on her by firing a round through it’s head. The zombie dropped immediately. Shortly after introducing themselves to one another they are immediately separated due to a fuel tanker plowing into their car.

Battling their way (separately) to the Police Station, Leon comes across a young Asian woman named Ada Wong who is searching for her boyfriend. Ada disappears to follow her own leads as she searches for clues to John’s whereabouts and to a way out of the Police Station. After an encounter with Annette Birkin, Leon learns the truth about Ada and why she is really in Raccoon City. Ada is an industrial spy for a rival pharmaceutical company.

Unknown to anyone (for some time that is) she is working directly for Albert Wesker, the supposedly dead S.T.A.R.S. leader and former Umbrella researcher. Ada saves Leon from a T-102 known as Mr. X that is hunting for the G-Virus sample that was stored in Sherry Birkin’s locket. Leon leaves the (presumably) dead Ada and fights his way to the emergency exit of the underground Umbrella Facility. He barely survives a second encounter with the final form of William Bikin’s G-Virus Monster. However the presence of the monster on-board the train triggers a bio-hazard warning and the train begins its self destruct sequence. Leon, Claire and Sherry manage to escape just as the train explodes killing Birkin once and for all.

Fight Against Umbrella Begins

In the aftermath of Raccoon City’s destruction, Claire leaves Sherry in Leon’s care as she travels to Europe in search of her brother Chris Redfield. Leon becomes Sherry’s temporary guardian until the two are apprehended by US Government agents seeking answers about the disaster and Umbrella’s involvement. Leon turns Sherry over to the government’s care as he is given the opportunity to became a special field agent, he reluctantly agrees.

Leon underwent rigorous training, and was transformed into a rookie cop into a highly trained special agent, particularly excelled in knife combat. During his training, Leon began his own investigation into Umbrella, and used his position to gather information for a secret anti-umbrella movement. During this time Leon sent a friend of his, Detective Ark Thompson, to investigate a suspected umbrella research facility on Sheena Island.

Leon was also responsible for tipping off Chris Redfield, who had gone into hiding after the Raccoon incident, about the location of his sister Claire Redfield, who had been captured by Umbrella operatives in France, and had been forcefully taken to a remote Umbrella facility on Rockfort Island, where she was being held captive.

Operation Javier

After receiving Intel that a former Umbrella scientist had contacted a notorious drug lord named Javier Hidalgo, Leon is sent to a small town in South America, to capture Javier. Due to the delicate nature of the mission, a highly experienced operative named Jack Krauser was selected as Leon’s partner. Upon entering the village, the two became trapped in the center of a T-Virus outbreak, which confirmed the involvement of the Umbrella researcher. The two were forced to fight their way through swarms of zombies, and eventually came across a young women called Manuela, who appeared to be the only survivor of the village, she later turned out to be Javier’s daughter.

Leon and Krauser became closer during the ordeal and Leon began opening up to Krauser, telling him of his life and experiences in Raccoon City, this conversation would later have profound consequences for both of them. The two eventually defeat Javier, with the help of Manuela, who is then taken into government protection. Krauser sustained a serious injury during the mission and the two were unable to continue as partners. Krauser was discharged from active service after the mission, later that year Leon was informed that his former partner had died in a helicopter crash.

Los Illuminados

Six years after the Raccoon City Incident, a 27 year old Leon is a government agent under the direct control of the President of the United States. Leon is assigned a new job of protecting the President’s family, however, mere days before he begins this duty the president’s daughter Ashley Graham is kidnapped. Intelligence suggested that she had been taken to a rural part of Spain, and Leon was soon dispatched alone to find her. Leon is escorted by two Spanish police officers to a remote village near where an unconfirmed sighting of Ashley had been reported. Leon is dropped at the outskirts of the village and proceeds on foot, the police officers remain with the car, comically saying they don’t want to get any parking tickets. Leon quickly reaches a run down cabin, and upon entering is attacked by a disorientated man who refused to back down, Leon is forced to kill him.

The man eerily reminded Leon of the T-virus infected zombies of Raccoon city. Outside Leon hears witnesses several villagers using a truck to ram the police officers in their squad car of a cliff into the raging river below, they soon turn on Leon in the strange single minded attack attributed to the zombies encountered in Raccoon city, however, Leon notes that they seem to have lost none of their physical maneuverability and despite their disheveled state, their flesh didn’t seem to be rotting, which is a effect of the T-virus.

Outbreak

A 28 year old Leon was selected by the president to take charge of the S.R.T. team due to his experience with the t-Virus. Under his leadership and advice, they learned how to effectively kill the zombies and rescued five survivors, including Claire Redfield. After saving them, Leon was involved in the fight with Curtis Miller, the Marines and Angela Miller at WilPharma. He was able to save Angela and kill the G-virus-infected Curtis Miller. At the end, he, Claire and Angela exposed Frederic Downing for escaping Raccoon City with the “T” and G-virus samples, the t-Virus incident at the airport, and setting a time bomb in the WilPharma building in order to secretly sell the last of the G-virus data, t-Virus along with its vaccine, and the G-virus.

As the incident came to a close, Leon was called in for yet another mission. He and Claire parted ways, with the two hoping that they will each meet again someday under far more “normal” circumstances.

Tall Oaks Incident

About a decade and a half after the Raccoon City incident, another bio-terrorism attack occurs in Tall Oaks. Adam Benford, friend to Leon and president of the United States, becomes infected and attacks the agent Helena Harper, forcing him to shoot him. Leon starts up an uneasy partnership with her. Leon and Helena travel through Ivy University and the city where they combat the outbreak as they head towards the Tall Oaks Cathedral upon Helena’s suggestion as he states she is responsible for this and will explain everything to Leon.

In the cathedral, they find an underground laboratory where more zombies and mutated creatures are. They stumble upon a video tape of a woman bursting from a cocoon with the tape dubbed “happy birthday, Ada Wong” who turns out to be a scientist who turned herself into an Ada lookalike. As they go deeper into the cathedral, Helena comes clean about helping Derek Simmons, the national security adviser, who is behind everything and she lead Leon down there to help find her sister too.

They manage to find Helena’s sister, Deborah, but she eventually turns into a B.O.W. Leon and Helena also run into Ada Wong whom helps them defeat the mutated Deborah. As the two are warned by Simmons himself that they top suspects for the president’s death, which is part of his plan, Tall Oaks is destroyed, including the evidence against Simmons. Leon gets Hunnigan to fake his and Helena’s deaths so they can head to Lanshiang, China to stop Simmons. They encounter Sherry Birkin and Jake Muller, Wesker’s son, and help they fight a powerful B.O.W named Ustanak. Sherry gives Leon the coordinates to Simmons’ meeting. They run into the fake Ada Wong, who unbeknownst to them is the fake. She leads them into a building where they encounter Chris Redfield and his partner Piers Nivans. Leon and Chris have a brief scuffle when he tries to shoot Ada, her being a suspect and all. Leon convinces Chris Simmons is behind everything and that Chris should go follow “Ada” while Leon handles Simmons.

They find Simmons but he is ambushed by a J’avo and injected with the enhanced C-Virus which transforms him into a dog like B.O.W. They seemingly defeat Simmons but when they make it through virus bombed city, Simmons returns and begins another fight. As they head towards the roof of a skyscraper, Leon sees Simmons attacking Ada and once again the duo is forced to save Ada and defeat Simmons. Simmons continues to evolve and add more bio-mass to his body. Leon uses a lightning rod to finally have a storm weaken Simmons and the two run towards a helicopter left by Ada and inside was her compact mirror and evidence to clear their names.

Simmons returns again and Leon uses the rocket launcher left by Ada to defeat Simmons once as for all as he falls to his death by getting speared on a pillar. Leon and Helena leave China. Leon and Helena visit a grave set up for Deborah where Helena is ready to take consequences for her actions of helping Simmons but Leon hands her a gun solidifying their partnership and in return Helena throws him Ada Wong’s compact mirror so he can give it to her the next time they meet.

 

Ada Wong (Origins)

Little is known of Ada’s life before Raccoon City, even her name Ada Wong has doubts cast about its authenticity. It is known that in the past she has ties to an organization who competes with Umbrella, but also ties to Umbrella as well. Ada is also a highly trained assassin, she is extremely agile and a very capable combatant. American but also of Chinese descent, Ada Wong is one of the few human survivors (along with Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Sherry Birkin and Jill Valentine) of what is informally known as the Raccoon City Incident. An event in which a small midwestern American city is overrun with zombies as a result and consequence of the biological experiments of the powerful Umbrella corporation. Ada would be in the vicinity posing as a civilian looking for her boyfriend, an employee of Umbrella, and she would encounter and ally herself with Leon Kennedy, a recently appointed cop.

Eventually Leon would realize that Ada was more than she let on but the two would still risk their respective lives for each other despite the deception, Ada also completing her true mission obtaining the G-Virus samples she originally set out to collect. Raccoon City would be tactically targeted for a nuclear ground strike destroying the city and accumulating a death toll of over one hundred thousand residents.

Ada originally appears as a mysterious non playable character in the Resident Evil video game series, appearing as a spy with mysterious motives and objectives attempting to obtain biohazard samples. The characters air of mystery, calmness under pressure and affinity for striking red as well as fulfilling many of the criteria of the femme fatale archetype helped boost the characters popularity ensuring her inclusion in future installments and adaptations of the franchise. Not only included in the comic book adaptation, Ada would appear in much of merchandizing and marketing of Resident Evil products as well as the movie franchise based off the games. In Resident Evil 4 (2005) Ada would have a playable role in the game, and also feature in its plot. Likewise in the sixth installment of the game Ada would play an even larger role in the story as well as co starring in the game with numerous other protagonists. Although she has a small presence in the comic book medium Ada Wong is a well referenced and popular iconic character in the realm of video games, and a staple of the Resident Evil franchise.

Interesting the main protagonist in the Resident Evil movie series Alice, played by actress Milla Jovovich is loosely based of Ada, Alice otherwise being an original character specifically for the movies and even despite Ada eventually making her way to the film franchise as well.

Raccoon City Incident

Ada comes looking for John in late September of 1998 during the Raccoon City Incident. Ada crosses paths with Leon Scott Kennedy, a young rookie police officer who was reporting for his first day on the force, but she disappears on Leon.

While Leon believes her to be a concerned girlfriend, in reality she is a spy working for a rival pharmaceutical company that currently employees Albert Wesker. Wesker, an old research partner of Birkin’s, sent Ada to obtain a sample of the G-Virus. Ada has several encounters with Leon and different bio-weapons, almost all of which she had been briefed on. She needed Leon’s assistance in dealing with a giant mutated alligator and Leon then saved her from a gunshot wound courtesy of Annette Birkin. Annette was WIlliam’s wife and an employee of Umbrella Inc until they came to assassinate her husband and steal his life’s work.

She knew John’s fate, the fact that he had used her name as his password and informed Ada of this. She also knew that Ada was not just the concerned girlfriend that she pretended to be. Annette still took to the time to explain the events that had transpired in Raccoon City up until this point. Ada manages to overpower Annette and knock her from the walkway. Leon later learns the truth about Ada being a industrial spy and it appears that she dies. In reality she is only injured. Ada still manages to deliver a missile launcher to Leon so that he can defeat the T-102 Tyrant that had been chasing them throughout the Police Station and Underground Umbrella facility.

Escaping the City of the Dead

Ada then contacts Wesker who was prepared to write her off until she reveals that she did succeed in acquiring a sample of the G-Virus from William Birkin’s body. Wesker gives her the data she needs to escape the city and a Hookshot. Evading Zombie’s and Bio-Weapons, Ada manages to latch onto the U.M.F. – 013 (Umbrella Main Frame) and escapes the destruction of Raccoon City unbeknown to the occupants of the helicopter. Ada later manages to slip away and deliver the sample as requested. She has the scar along her right side from where Birkin slashed her. She thinks to herself that she will no longer be going by the identity of Ada Wong but she continues to be referred to by this name by all that know her.

Los Illuminados

Ada has assignment in Spain which is experiencing several incidents involving violent cultists, members of the of the Los Illuminados cult. Ada’s primary mission is to obtain plaga samples, plaga being a parasitic organism which can control and strengthen other organisms. Initially it had been developed under the orders of Wesker when he was working for Umbrella but his shift in allegiance meant he had to now use other means to obtain samples. Jack Krauser was also working for Wesker for similar purposes, however Krauser’s distrust of Ada would create a tension between them. Krauser’s distrust of Ada would however not be without merit as Ada herself would always be working for and operating under her own objectives and goals, even if it meant assuming a subservient position.

Ada herself would in list a former local police officer Luis Sera to aid in retrieving los plaga samples. Ada would also run into Leon Kennedy as she would tend to, Leon investigating the disappearance kidnapping and ransom of the President of the United States daughter, Ashley. Ada is away of Leon’s involvement and subtly aids him, there goals loosely overlapping. Both would come up against several infected villagers (Los Ganados) and the various leaders of the Los Illuminados including Osmund Saddler, Bitores Mendez and Ramon Salazar.

Ada would eventually have to take on Krauser herself after her loyalties (or lack of) is exposed when she saves Leon’s life when Krauser attempted to kill him. Ada would help Leon and Ashley survive against overwhelming odds as well as undertaking her own objectives eventually securing samples of the los plagas. Ada and Leon would both have to team up together to defeat Saddler who had mutated into a large and formidable creature. Ada would provide a rocket launcher to assist leon destroying the insane cult leader with Ada, Leon and Ashley escaping the island as it implodes.

Neo Umbrella

Ada is manipulated into locating and infiltrating a submarine in the North Atlantic ocean, under a false premise involving a former associate of Ada’s one Derek C. Simmons. Simmons being the current United States National Security Adviser is independently organized a major terrorist plot on USA soil also killing the then President of the USA (Adam Benford) as a part of his plot. Leon Kennedy is a friend and member of the security detail set to safeguard the President, but is also forced to kill that very same President after he is zombified after Simmons plot. Ada piecing bits and pieces together realizes this is all Simmons doing and manages to aid Leon and his new partner Helena Harper in uncovering more clues and evidence to implicate Simmons.

Ada also runs afoul of Chris Redfield and Piers Nevans who are hunting her after she is identified as the person responsible for killing their BSAA team. Ada would also end up helping and aiding Racoon City survivor Sherry Birkin once again and Wesker’s son Jake Muller. Complicating matters is Ada’s discovery of a Carla Radames, a woman with an uncanny appearance identical to that of Ada’s.

Resident Evil Final Chapter Review (Spoilers)

Hello everyone welcome to the DZ review slot and to everyone that are resident evil fans be prepared for this epic angry rant…Okay I do not know where to start, but the Resident evil franchise started in the year 1996 with this haunted house of horrors “Which resident evil is my first video game I ever played.” but as a fan I really detest the movies (besides the CG franchise!) Now let me begin “Note spoilers ahead.” okay so in the beginning of the movie we all know where it started out, Alice ID’s herself like every other god loving RE movie, and then we cut to a kid being infected. So now let me say this “WHERE THE HELL IS LEON, JILL, AND ADA!?” Like seriously I thought this movie would go out with a *boom* *boom* *ching* *ching*  but no we get Alice waking up in a desert infested Washington D.C. so on the side line we have the mad scientist (Dr. Alexander) who’s suppose to be the boss of Wesker “Hell no” and he have taken captive Alice into this Umbrella tank looking bogie which looks pretty cool, but not to give this whatever movie this is “which I know it’s my resident evil” this movie reminds me of a kid okay? Who haves homework, but guesses on every question just to get it done and still fails! Like come on man why rush this movie, besides the negatives let’s get to the positive aspect. The movie 3D sucks, the fight scenes was awesome and a major turn of events was Alice being the (Red Queen) was like holy hell, and seeing Alice as an old lady was like “dang who gave you the T?” I mean come on the movie may be bad, but it have a little good sugar on it…kinda, so moving on we find out the Red Queen is the child idealism of Alice, and Alice is really a clone, but the real Alice is this old lady name (Alissa) so I seen all the original infected monsters in the resident evil franchise from RE5 and RE6. Now me getting to this part makes me mad the ending okay so there is an Anti-virus vial the can end the whole infection once it’s released all the zombies around the world are done, so me thinking about lionizing Alice for being the hero why didn’t she do this in the first place? All she have to do is break a Anti-virus vial and (Raccoon City) would still be in peace and yes she goes to the (Hive) and fights Dr. Alexander to end this outbreak and which we found out Dr. Alexander haves clones himself and we get to see him “the real him!” kicking Alice ass once again and all his skills are the same as Alice. So now kicking off the final fight Dr. Alexander gets killed by his clone…like what the hall if he can see every move Alice can make why not his clone and other thing is Wesker haves his foot cut off and died from bleeding out, also begging for help?….WHAT DID I JUST WATCH!?!? okay everyone I cant with this movie.

Resident Evil Final Chapter final score: 4.0/10 comment what you think about the movie!