Resident Evil 5 Files:
History of Resident Evil (0-4)
1960s Engineer Michael Warren begins the electrification of
Raccoon City. The fifth head of the Ashford family, Edward Ashford,
begins his research into what would later become known as the Progenitor
1962 Ozwell E. Spencer enlists architect George
Trevor to design and construct a reclusive mansion on the outskirts of
1966 (December) Ozwell E. Spencer, James
Marcus, and Edward Ashford officially establish the Progenitor virus
which reconstitutes a living organism’s DNA.
1967 (November) The construction of the mansion and lab facilities in the Arklay Mountains is completed.
and Lisa Trevor are injected with a variant of the Progenitor virus.
The virus fails to establish itself in Jessica, and she is subsequently
disposed of. The virus shows promise in Lisa, and as a result, she is
placed under close observation. George Trevor is chosen to be a test
subject; however, due to his intimate knowledge of the Mansion Facility,
he is disposed of instead.
1968 Construction of Raccoon
City’s public transit trolleys begins in Europe and they are quickly put
into use within the city. Spencer founds the pharmaceutical company
Umbrella with Marcus and Edward Ashford. The company is established to
mask their biological research.
(July) Edward Ashford
contracts the Progenitor virus and dies. His son, Alexander Ashford,
succeeds him as head of the Ashford family.
(August) The Umbrella Training Facility is established in the Arklay Mountains with Marcus appointed as director.
Alexander Ashford begins to design a facility in Antarctica. He
secretly makes plans to build an underground laboratory for the purpose
of the “Code: Veronica” project.
(November) Umbrella’s Antarctic Base and research facilities are completed.
1971 The “Code: Veronica” project is successful. The twins Alfred and Alexia Ashford are born.
1977 Albert Wesker and William Birkin join the Training facility as prospective managers.
1978 (January) Marcus successfully develops the T-Virus.
The closure of the Training Facility is finalized. Wesker and Birkin
transfer their T-Virus research to the Arklay Research Facility; Marcus
continues his own research in the closed down Training Facility.
Although only ten years old, Alexia Ashford graduates at the top of her
class from a prestigious university. Birkin begins to view Alexia as a
1982 Alexia injects her father, Alexander, with the T-Veronica virus, but the experiment ends in failure.
Wesker researches secondary exposures to the T-Virus. He begins to have
reservations about Spencer’s plans. Alexia injects herself with the
T-Veronica virus and enters a fifteen-year cryogenic sleep. To maintain
the secrecy of this plan, it is reported that she died of accidental
exposure to the virus.
1987 Michael Warren becomes mayor of Raccoon City.
Wesker, under orders from Spencer, assassinates Marcus. Under Birkin’s
guidance, the T-Virus program begins development of the B.O.W. Tyrant.
Umbrella begins work on the “Nemesis” project at its sixth European
1991 Umbrella begins construction of an
expansive underground laboratory beneath Raccoon City. Spencer approves
Birkin’s G-Virus project and work begins on it. Wesker is transferred to
the Information Department.
1992 Umbrella contributes funds
for the refurbishment of City Hall and the building of the General
Hospital. A statue of Michael Warren is erected in City Hall.
Raccoon City Police Chief Brian Irons begins conducting negotiations
with Umbrella. Birkin transfers to the underground lab in Raccoon City,
clandestine meetings with Irons begin.
Alfred Ashford graduates
from a university in England, and becomes director of the Antarctic
facility. He rises up the ranks to eventually become an executive of
Umbrella, and then director of Rockfort Island.
(December) A training facility for Anti-B.O.W. squad members is completed.
John from the Chicago lab takes over for Birkin at the Arklay Research
Facility. Alfred builds a private mansion and prison on Rockfort Island.
1996 Raccoon City Police Department’s S.T.A.R.S. team is
founded with Wesker as Captain. HUNK (later of the Umbrella Special
Forces) undergoes combat training at Rockfort Island.
A mysterious clone of Marcus’s appears at the Umbrella Training
Facility. There is a large-scale viral leak at the Arklay mansion. The
research lab there is destroyed. Cerberus claims its first victim: a
20-year-old woman whose body is found dismembered.
(June) Cerberus sightings are reported in a local Raccoon City magazine.
Two groups are sent to investigate the Training Facility. The first one
is wiped out by B.O.W.s located on the premises. There is an increase
in reports of accidents and missing persons in the Arklay Mountains. The
city sends the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team to investigate.
Team’s helicopter experiences engine trouble for unknown reasons and is
forced to put down in the Arklay Mountains. Bravo Team takes the
Ecliptic Express to investigate the Training Facility, which is later
Alpha Team is sent out to search for Bravo Team when
communication is lost. The occurrence of the Mansion Incident. Bravo
Team leader Enrico Marini learns Wesker’s true identity. Wesker murders
Enrico. Ravaged by the virus, the mansion and the lab are destroyed.
Four members of the Alpha Team and one member of Bravo Team escape the
Chris Redfield Jill Valentine Barry Burton Brad Vickers Rebecca Chambers
Wesker escapes the Arklay Research Facility before it is destroyed.
(August) Former S.T.A.R.S. member Chris Redfield learns of the G-Virus and heads to Europe to investigate Umbrella.
The virus spreads throughout Raccoon City via infected mice. The city
is declared a biohazard as incidents of “cannibalism” continue to rise.
Birkin completes his work on the G-Virus. A zombie horde attacks the
city’s police station.
The police station is destroyed, and Chief
Irons descends into mania. Warren escapes the city but leaves his
daughter behind. U.B.C.S. (Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service)
arrived in the city to begin rescue operations.
Rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy arrives in the city at the same time as Claire Redfield.
deploys the B.O.W. Nemesis T-Type into the city, and it begins its hunt
for former S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine. Umbrella deploys mass
produced Tyrants into the city.
Leon and Claire escape the city
with William and Annette Birkin’s daughter, Sherry. With the arrival of
the U.S. military the city is placed under martial law. U.B.C.S.
survivors are exploited by Umbrella’s official observer of the
situation, Nicholai Ginovaef, and they die off one by one. The hospital
Ada Wong and HUNK each acquire samples of the G-Virus. The underground lab in Raccoon City is destroyed.
(October) The U.S. government decides to eliminate the virus threat by destroying Raccoon City with a missile strike.
Claire infiltrates the Paris laboratory, only to be captured and
imprisoned on Rockfort Island. Wesker attacks the island with his own
private force and releases the T-Virus onto the island. Claire escapes
from the prison and sends an e-mail to Leon asking for help. Her
location is made known to Chris.
Jill escapes Raccoon City and
goes to Chris’s apartment, but he has already left for Rockfort Island.
Alfred Ashford escapes the island. Chris arrives at Rockfort Island and
finds Wesker. Alexia Ashford wakes up from her cryogenic sleep at the
Antarctic Base. Alfred dies shortly after.
Claire and Chris are
reunited at the Antarctic Base, and together they defeat Alexia. They
escape before the base is destroyed.
2002 Jack Krauser fakes his own death and joins Wesker’s secret organization.
Chris and Jill take part in the mission to destroy the Umbrella
Caucasus Research Facility in Russia. They were successful in destroying
a new B.O.W. known as T-A.L.O.S.
2004 The U.S. president’s
daughter, Ashley Graham, is kidnapped by the religious group known as
the Los Illuminados. (The actual kidnapping was carried out by Krauser.)
Leon Kennedy was scheduled to join Ashley’s Secret Service detail, but
is ordered to find her instead.
Leon Kennedy is injected with the
Las Plagas parasite by the Los Illuminados. After that he and Ashley,
who is also infected with the same parasite, take shelter in a church.
After escaping the village, Leon and Ashley are forced to seek refuge in
an old castle, but Ashley is once again apprehended. This time she is
taken to an isolated island by Krauser under the orders of Roman
Salazar, the eighth head of the Salazar family. Leon confronts Salazar
and defeats him.
Leon heads to the island to find Ashley, and it
is there that he defeats both Jack Krauser and Osmund Saddler, the
leader of the Los Illuminados cult. Leon and Ashley use the facility on
the island to remove the parasites.
Ada Wong steals the Las Plagas parasite sample from Leon.
Leon and Ashley escape from the island by jet ski.
The Mansion Incident. The tragedy at Raccoon City. Rockfort Island,
Umbrella’s Antarctic Research Facility, and the Umbrella Caucasus
Research Facility in Russia. The kidnapping of the U.S. president’s
daughter. One man was involved either directly or indirectly with each
and every one of these incidents – Albert Wesker. The motivation behind
all of Wesker’s actions can be found in this current incident in Africa.
Wesker had already obtained samples of various organisms and
viruses including the T-Virus, the G-Virus, the T-Veronica virus, and
Las Plagas. All of these were eagerly and enthusiastically received by
Umbrella’s former rival companies who compensated him greatly for each.
With wealth, power, and glory, Wesker appeared to have everything a
person could ever want. Wesker, however, was not interested in material
An all too familiar sense of trepidation continued to gnaw
at him. The source of this uneasiness being Umbrella’s founder, Ozwell
E. Spencer. During his time at Umbrella, Wesker could never ascertain
what Spencer’s true intentions were. Spencer’s extensive funding of
B.O.W. research was unheard of in the field. The whole reason for
producing bioweapons was that it could be done relatively inexpensively
when combined with a normal weapons delivery system. Spencer’s extreme
investment in B.O.W.s seemed unnecessary. Why would Spencer need such
B.O.W.s in the first place? To find the answer to that question, Wesker
joined Umbrella’s Information Department.
Even after the
downfall of Umbrella, these doubts continued to haunt Wesker. To find
the answers he needed, Wesker began to search out Spencer. The only
problem was that even before Umbrella’s dissolution, Spencer had removed
himself from Umbrella’s day-to-day operations. Wesker had to use every
resource at his disposal – all his time, money, and connections.
Eventually, he ascertained Spencer’s long-hidden whereabouts.
the first night of autumn, as thunder and lightning raged in the skies
above, Wesker arrived at the ancient castle in Europe where Spencer
resided. Wesker expected the old man to be surprised by his presence,
but instead the withered old eyes of Spencer lit up with dark delight as
The words barely audible amidst
his cough-racked laugh. If Wesker had his doubts about Spencer before, he
didn’t know what to make of him now. He only knew at that moment that
this seemingly feeble old man had been in control of everything that had
transpired at Umbrella. Even Wesker’s own actions through the years had
been controlled and manipulated by this decrepit old man. With this
sudden realization, Wesker now knew the source of his anxiety for all
Appearing to read Wesker’s thoughts, Spencer laid
out everything to him. The development of bio-organic weapons was only a
means of achieving his true goal – the forced evolution of mankind via
viruses. It would be the end of the current form of humanity and the
birth of a new superior human race. With this new race he would build
his Utopia, with himself as a god on Earth. In order to realize this
dream, he required three things.
1. The Progenitor Virus
Without this key component, his dreams would be no more than abstract
ideas. Once he discovered the Progenitor virus, he had the foundation on
which all his subsequent plans would be built.
2. The Umbrella Corporation
The manufacture of bioweapons was the perfect method of conducting his
research on the Progenitor virus. Any profits gained through Umbrella’s
research were secondary to his true goal.
The third thing
Spencer needed in his grand vision was Wesker himself. Spencer knew what
was required for his Utopia. He also knew he would need a new human
race. But what would that new breed of humans be like? The Progenitor
virus would spur natural selection upon the population. That was the
fundamental premise behind Spencer’s plan. But if the new breed of
humans brought about by this selection process were unwilling to share
in his vision, then there would be unwanted complications.
forced stage of evolution would give surviving humans increased strength
and intelligence, but it would not affect a person’s knowledge, logic,
or general character. If any indolent or unsavory individuals survived
to be a part of this new race, it would be a blight on Spencer’s Utopia.
Spencer was not about to have his vision stained, so he enacted a plan
to ensure that would not happen. This plan was called the Wesker Plan,
which was named after the chief researcher at the time. According to
this plan, hundreds of children born of parents of superior intellect
from all nationalities would be collected.
If their knowledge,
logic, and self-will could not be altered by genetic manipulation, then
Spencer himself would instill his values into his values into these
children by whatever means he deemed necessary. These children were all
given the surname Wesker, and after completion of their
indoctrination/manipulation they were placed into select controlled
environments in various locations around the world, ever under
Umbrella’s watchful eye.
The children themselves were to be kept
unaware they were being monitored. With Umbrella’s concealed aid they
all received the best educations available in the fields they pursued.
After a few years, one child who showed particular promise was sent to
Umbrella’s Training Facility in Raccoon City. This Wesker child’s name
was Albert. Spencer was quite pleased by all of Albert’s actions, and if
the other Wesker children were like him, Spencer would have nothing but
quality individuals for his new race of humanity.
enacted the second phase of his plan. All the Wesker children would be
administered an experimental virus. This virus was administered to
screen out the more gifted of the Wesker children. Some took the virus
on the recommendation of a friend; others were given the virus as part
of their medical treatment; still others had it forcibly administered to
Albert Wesker was no different. His partner, William
Birkin, gave him the experimental virus, and he administered it to
himself. This screening process turned out to be a little too selective.
Most of the Wesker children died, leaving only a few survivors. Albert
Wesker was one of those survivors, and he disappeared shortly after.
Spencer was unconcerned by this development. There was a failsafe device
attached to every Wesker—Spencer’s existence.
This was the
discomfort Albert had felt throughout his life. All Wesker children were
programmed to seek Spencer out, which manifested itself as a growing
anxiety within each of the subjects. Just as Spencer had predicted,
Albert soon came to him. Unfortunately, Spencer had made one
miscalculation. His failsafe only worked for as long as it remained a
mystery. As soon as the mystery was revealed, Wesker no longer had a
need to restrain himself. All that was impeding Wesker was a feeble old
man on death’s doorstep.
“The right to be a god… That right is now mine.”
these words, Wesker broke from the shackles that Spencer had laid on
him. It was only random chance that brought his former subordinates
Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine to Spencer’s mansion at that exact
time, but Wesker took it as a sign. The weak would always resist the
will of the chosen. With renewed purpose Wesker reflected on his own
evolution and the evolution of the human race.
After the incident
at the Spencer estate, he went underground and used the news of his
death to veil his activities. He had achieved his goal of obtaining the
virus and capital he needed from his position at Umbrella. Next he put
all his efforts into bringing his Uroboros Plan to fruition, and thereby
setting himself up as a god over the new generation of humanity.
Oh hey, I just noticed that this book lists heights and weights for the Childhood Arc! Excellent. Since the scans didn’t turn out very well (the book literally looks like a bible or a dictionary and is just as thick, hence the name), I’ll list them below. I’m not sure if they’ve been posted elsewhere online, but I remember trying to look up bitty Asbel’s stats once for RP and not being able to find them.
Asbel Lhant Age: 11 Height: 145 cm (approx. 4'9") Weight: 38 kg (approx. 84 lbs)
Hubert Lhant Age: 10 Height: 138 cm (approx. 4'6") Weight: 34 kg (approx. 75 lbs)
Sophie Age: ??? Height: 148 cm (approx. 4'10") Weight: 39 kg (approx. 86 lbs)
Cheria Barnes Age: 11 Height: 146 cm (approx. 4'9") Weight: 39 kg (aprox. 86 lbs)
Richard Age: 12 Height: 152 cm (approx. 5'0") Weight: 45 kg (approx. 99 lbs)
Source: Tales of 15th Anniversary: Tales of Encyclopedia 1995-2011 (Enterbrain)
“A few years ago the BSAA received intel as to the whereabouts of Umbrella’s founder, Ozwell E.Spencer. Jill and I were ordered by the BSAA’s European Headquarters to apprehend him. We accepted that mission in the hopes of uncovering some info that would lead us to Wesker.”