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Claire Redfield is a main character and one of the major protagonists in the Resident Evil series of survival horror games. A 19 year old college student and motorcyclist, she is the younger sister of S.T.A.R.S. member Chris Redfield, another major character in the series. She is one of the main protagonists in Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil Code Veronica X and Resident Evil: Revelations 2. She was voiced by the Canadian-American actress Alyson Court until Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City. In Resident Evil Revelations 2, she is voiced by an unknown actress (credited as Jamie Baker) while in the 2019 remake version of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, she is voiced by Stephanie Panisello.


Biography[]

Appearance[]

Claire has long auburn hair tied to a ponytail and blue eyes. Claire's original outfit in Resident Evil 2 consisted of a black short-sleeved, short-legged cycling skinsuit worn under a pink vest with a "Made in Heaven" design on the back (which she gave it to Sherry at the end of the game), pink-colored jean shorts, brown boots, and black riding gloves. Her special outfit in the game consists of a leather jacket and pants with a "Let Me Live" design on the back and a red bandanna. The "Let Me Live" design is also featured on a different outfit in Resident Evil Code Veronica. The "Made in Heaven" design seems to show her connection to Chris who sported this on the back of his special outfit in the first game.

In Darkside Chronicles and Operation Racoon City, Claire has a two-piece suit, her pink vest has an extended collar. She wears blue denim short shorts with a brown side pouch and western style cowboy boots. She also has rider goggles on her neck. In the former game and Mercenaries 3D, Claire has fingerless gloves, and her jeans have holes in each side.

In Resident Evil Code Veronica, Claire's hair was still tied in a ponytail and her eyes were blue. She wore a red denim vest with three flame designs at the left side, and at the back it had a "Let me Live" design on her vest, underneath a black short sleeve low cut shirt that bared her midriff, blue jeans with a red belt and brown shoes. She also wore brown fingerless gloves and a pink choker on her neck. Since Code Veronica, Claire has been depicted to have long auburn hair and blue eyes during cutscenes and her outfits were either pink or red.

In the animated film Resident Evil Degeneration, Claire's hair was red instead of auburn. She was dressed casually in an off white short sleeve button shirt with a dark pink turtleneck shirt, dark khaki pants with a brown belt to her waist and brown shoes.

Claire later regains her Island default outfit in Resident Evil Revelations 2 from the animated CGI series, Resident Evil: Infinity Darkness. her red leather jacket is now the same color as her leather jacket in Resident Evil 2 Remake and has black designs at the edge of the collar of her leather jacket, her belt is now black to match up her biker boots and her jeans are now medium blue. She also wears a brown watch on her left wrist. When meeting with Leon, she appears to wear her red eyeglasses before she removes it.

When she finds the evidence regarding the Penamstan Incident while staying at the motel, Claire wears a red tank top, black trousers, and black shoes. She sometimes wears her red eyeglasses and her brown watch.

In Resident Evil Revelations 2, Claire wears a white long sleeve button-up shirt along with her signature red leather sports jacket, blue jeans with a matching belt and black biker boots. She later receives a monitoring bracelet on her left wrist following her co-workers including Moira being captured by the militia led by Alex. She also gains a black nylon utility belt on her waist and a gun holster on her right where she keeps her handgun and knife. Her Island default outfit is later worn by Ali Larter in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter only her jeans appear black instead of blue.

At 1 point during Barry's story which takes place 6 months later, Claire's hair was cutten short. She wears a red long sleeve v-neck shirt with black pocket on the left side and a black shoulder holster. However she maintains her jeans with a matching blue belt and boots as well. She also wears black fingerless gloves, a matching utility belt and black and orange rider goggles on her neck. She is no longer wearing the monitoring bracelet on her left wrist due to its removal after being treated in the hospital. The outfit that she wears was her Sniper outfit which later becomes playable in Raid mode.

In the epilogue, Claire wears her island default outfit from the beginning of the game, but her hair remains short.

She also wears four DLC costumes in the game, which is her Sniper outfit, her classic attire in Resident Evil 2, a cowboy outfit and her TerraSave outfit. Her cowboy outfit has her wearing a red and black short sleeved mini collared button plaid top with a ribbon tied at the center that exposes more of her midriff, pale blue denim short shorts with a large white side belt around her waist and white cowboy boots. She also let her long auburn hair loose while wearing a white cowboy hat. She is accessorized with a large dark blue bracelet on her right that resembles a gauntlet and retains the monitoring bracelet on her left.

In the manga series BIOHAZARD Heavenly Island which takes place after Resident Evil 6, Claire's short hair has grown into a medium length and it was loose. Her outfit is a combination between her film version in Resident Evil: Afterlife and her Sniper outfit in Resident Evil: Revelations 2.

She wears a red leather vest with a white sleeveless loose shirt with a knot tied at the left side on her waist, she maintains her pants, black biker boots and her nylon utility belt from her Sniper outfit in Revelations 2 and her belt is now brown and she no longer wears gloves but only wears a black watch on her left wrist.

Later she wears a similar outfit as the first outfit only her top is replaced with a dark blue tank top, her pants became pale blue and her medium auburn hair is now tied in a ponytail. She later let her hair loose at the end of the manga while wearing a short sleeved button-up flannel shirt, jeans and black rider boots when she reported to her brother Chris about the Sonido de Tortuga incident by typing from her laptop.

In Resident Evil 2 Remake, Claire now has smaller and younger features, as well as light brown hair instead of auburn seen in Revelations 2. Instead of wearing her cycling skinsuit in the original Resident Evil 2, she wears a combination between her red vest in CODE: Veronica and her jeans with holsters in Revelations 2. She now wears a red leather jacket with an extended collar, a black tank top with a white undershirt beneath it, indigo jeans with a black belt along with a gun holster on her right leg, and brown biker boots. The "Made in Heaven" logo is now the same color as her jacket and wears a necklace with a sharp knife design. She later gives her jacket to Sherry, and from that part on, wears her tank top and her undershirt beneath it.

Development[]

During the initial development of Resident Evil 2, the designers originally planned to have a character named Elza Walker to be the female lead accompanying Leon S. Kennedy. Elza was almost included in the released version of the game until Capcom decided to scrap an 80% completed build of the game (later dubbed Resident Evil 1.5) and restarted development. In this new version, Elza was redesigned into Claire Redfield. Like Elza, Claire was also a college student and motorcyclist, with the main difference being that Claire is the younger sister of Chris Redfield (whereas Elza had no relationship with any established character). Claire was given auburn hair instead of blonde, and an outfit that resembles Chris' S.T.A.R.S. uniform (including the presence of a knife sheath).

Personality[]

Claire is strong-willed and tomboyish, having grown up confident with training from her older brother, Chris. Her bond with her brother is quite strong, as we first see her coming to look for him after he had gone missing from his home in Raccoon City. Immediately after the events of the outbreak, she passionately continues her search, which results in her infiltrating Umbrella's Paris Lab Facility just to find Chris, despite her being only nineteen years old and still in college. In the Resident Evil 2 remake Claire is more stoic and prone to bursts of swearing and anger as in her interactions with Annette and when she was attacked by Chief Irons. Conversely, in the remake, Claire does soften up and become affectionate when with Sherry or reuniting with Leon at the fire escape, also despite Claire's initial anger towards Annette, she was forgiving when the latter was dying in front of her and Sherry.

At the end of Revelations 2 during her contact with a BSAA member, she also shows her deep concern towards her brother Chris after being informed that he is in China. She then tells him to let Piers take care of him, her concern for her older brother still coming through. Though Claire cares for her older brother and there are times when the siblings don't get along, as revealed when Moira Burton complains about the times Barry bossed her around, Claire responds "My brother was like that growing up too". In the remake Claire shows how proud she is of Chris as when Irons holds her hostage, Claire threatens the corrupt police chief that her brother is an officer of S.T.A.R.S. Claire later becomes friends with Barry Burton, due to his strong friendship with her brother, and became best friends with his daughter, Moira.

She is initially deeply emotional and has a great compassion, being one of the few heroes to display rash and strong emotions ranging from fear, anger, and sadness. Claire was audibly tearful when Elliot was ripped in half in front of her during in the Resident Evil 2 remake, apologizing to his corpse for being unable to save him and in Code: Veronica Claire was tearful when Steve Burnside died in her arms after professing his love. Claire shows her caring nature in her protection of Sherry and Rani and putting their safety above her own. By the time of the attack on Harvardville airport, Claire demonstrates more professionalism and level headedness when faced with drastic situations. Claire still occasionally allows bursts of emotion shine through her more adult exterior, usually a result of anger at people that mindlessly or selfishly cause harm to others, as seen when Claire slaps and insults Senator Ron Davis for endangering Rani's life. Later in life, Claire became more hardened and serious, shown by her almost never losing her cool in the incident at Sushestovanie Island, only becoming distressed when thinking Moria had been killed and trying to explain the situation to her father Barry in hospital .

When she was younger, Claire showed an interest in biking, she is seen driving her Harley Davidson into Raccoon City though she left the bike after the zombie encounter and meeting Leon. Claire also wore her bike vest with a picture of an angel (goddess) with bombs and the words "Made in Heaven" on the back. Claire gives this vest to Sherry to keep, Claire in the remake claims her jacket is a good charm. This style of wardrobe is likely inherited from her older brother as Chris keeps a jacket with the same insignia by his desk. Years later, Claire seems to have given up on her biking life after joining TerraSave, evident by the epilogue of Revelations 2. She didn't ride a bike to Barry's house but went in a SUV.

Claire is quick to draw opinions on people, whether it be when she feels someone is hiding secrets, or even when someone is wholly untrustworthy (as mentioned when she tries to warn Sherry about her feelings on Derek C. Simmons). Claire in the Resident Evil 2 remake quickly became angry with Annette for her poor treatment of her daughter Sherry and swore at the scientist. Subsequently, she easily establishes connections with people, despite sometimes seeming aloof and sarcastic as she initially treated both Leon S. Kennedy and Steve Burnside. However in the remake, Claire does lightly flirt with Leon and even jokes that the Raccoon City incident would've been "one helluva first date". In Code: Veronica Claire returns the romantic affections Steve gave her after getting to know him. Claire was apparently also very close to Neil Fisher in Revelations 2 and deeply saddened at his betrayal and mutation. Prior to the events of Raccoon City Claire had multiple boyfriends but was never exclusive to a single person.

Claire tends to respond more positively to the young girls she meets, Sherry Birkin, Rani Chawla, and Moira Burton, and becomes protective of them. Claire remained in contact with Sherry (with the approval of Sherry's government handler) and it would seem that even Sherry, Rani, and Claire have all spent time together - or at the very least would like to. Claire seems to act as an inspirational figure to some of the younger girls she meets. Although Sherry follows Leon's footsteps as a government agent, Sherry acknowledges that both Claire and Leon helped her form her personality as someone who does not give up and sees the good in people. At some point, Claire also establishes a connection to Moira Burton, the older daughter of Barry Burton and is the eventual inspiration for Moira to join TerraSave. Though Sherry demonstrates Claire's knack for occasional sass, Claire, having been one of very few people she was allowed to interact with in her life.

Like Chris, Jill, Rebecca and Barry, she dislikes Albert Wesker and later Alex Wesker, known to them as the Overseer, because of Alex's experiments on fear taking the life of her colleagues. In the climax fight against Monster Alex, Claire manages to shoot her with an RPG-7 as instructed by Barry mirroring how her older brother Chris and his partner Sheva Alomar kill Albert with the same weapon as Jill instructs them to use it. She also dislikes other people inflated with Umbrella such as Alfred and Alexia.

Abilities[]

Claire was trained by her older brother Chris in combat and firearms to protect herself and has acquired several more skills throughout the years fighting bioterrorism.

Master Marksman: Thanks to Chris Claire has excellent marksmanship, as seen in Code: Veronica where she was able to shoot a flammable tank to take out a large group of armed enemies and even shoot Alfred's sniper rifle bullet out of the air. Claire also is skilled in a variety of weapons, ranging from pistols, shotguns, rifles, sub-machine guns, rocket launchers and miniguns.

Arsenal:

  • Browning Hi-Power
  • SLS 60
  • Matilda
  • Silver Ghost
  • Quickdraw Army
  • Magnum Model 329
  • MQ 11
  • Dual M-100P
  • Dual Gold Lugers
  • JMB Hp3
  • MP-AF
  • 12 gauge double barrel shotgun
  • W-870
  • Bowgun
  • M79 Grenade Launcher
  • GM 79
  • Spark Shot
  • Minigun
  • Sniper Rifle
  • H&K PSG-1
  • Rocket Launcher
  • ATM-4

Motorcycle Handling: Claire is a talented and motorcyclist enthusiast, having ridden cross country to Raccoon City. She also is skilled in motorcycle customization and owns two bikes.

  • Harley-Davidson FXSTB Night Train.

Knife Mastery: Claire is incredibly adept with knives thanks to Chris's training and is able to take down multiple zombies and B.O.Ws with them and in Resident Evil 2 remake can make the T-00 let of go of her by stabbing his wrist. In the Resident Evil 2 scenario of Resident Evil 2 The Dark Side Chronicles Claire could accurately throw Chris's knife through the air to save Leon from a zombie attacking him from behind.

  • S.T.A.R.S Combat Knife.

Lockpicking: Thanks to Chris's training, Claire is skilled in lockpicking doors.

Master Martial Artist: Claire has displayed impressive martial skills in Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D and Resident Evil Revelations 2. Like her brother Chris she has brawler-like fighting style showing skill in kickboxing, though like Leon and Jill she shows skill in Muay Thai and Taekwondo with powerful kicks.

Moves:

  • One-Two High (When Claire injures an enemy in the head or stuns them, she gives them the ol' one-two, she punches them with both hands, left hook followed by a right one then kicks them, sending them flying back).
  • Fall High (When Claire injures an enemy in the arm and she approaches from the front, she kicks them so hard that they fly backwards for a bit before falling down).
  • Back Hook Kick (When Claire injures an enemy in the arm and she approaches from the back, she turns around and kicks them in the back).
  • Upper Combination (When Claire injures an enemy on its foot and she approaches from the front, she uppercuts them with her left hand and then hooks them with her right
  • Neck Kick (When Claire injures an enemy on its foot and she approaches from the back, she kicks the enemies on the back of their knee to make them stay down as she kicks their neck).
  • Stomp (When Claire walks up to an enemy on the ground, she stomps them with one foot).
  • Double Shoot (When Claire walks up to a stunned powerful enemy, she jumps kicks them and follows up another.
  • Roundhouse Kick (Claire injures an enemy and follows up with a powerful roundhouse kick) .

Peak Human Condition: Claire thanks to physical training from her brother Chris and surviving several catastrophic outbreaks has shown athletic abilities and feats far above the average woman.

Peak Human Strength: In Resident Evil 2 Claire is quite strong for her size being able to kick zombies heads off, and in the Resident Evil 2 remake she can physically repel Lickers by kicking them, shove and kick the G-Creatures away from her, stab T-00 in the arm with enough strength to make let go and overpower and mortally wound the massive G5 with a pipe. In Resident Evil The Mercenaries 3D Claire is able to uppercut man-sized opponents and Resident Evil Revelations 2 she has an identical roundhouse kick to Leon from Resident Evil 4 which is strong enough to send enemies flying. Claire is also able to efficiently wield heavy weaponry such as the minigun and the rocket launcher without any difficulty.

Peak Human Speed and Agility: Claire is also superhumanly fast and agile in Code Veronica she was able to outrun machine gun fire from a helicopter and dodge sniper shots from Alfred and Alexia. In Resident Evil Degeneration Claire was able to kill four zombies in only a few seconds when Leon threw her his gun. She's also been able to outrun several B.O.Ws and dodge their strikes.

Peak Human Durability: Claire is also incredibly tough in Resident Evil 2 remake she is able to recover from being smashed into a car by an explosion. In Code Veronica she recovers from a plane crash, getting constricted by a Planet B.O.W and getting beaten up by the superpowered Wesker. In Resident Evil Revelations 2 Claire survives falling three stories into the ocean.

Gifted Intellect: Claire managed to survive and discover the truth about the Raccoon City Incident along with Leon despite the fact she was only a college student and became a businesswoman for TerraSave later in life. She infiltrated Umbrella's European HQ and escaped Rockfort Island with help from Steve and Chris and has accumulated plenty of experience dealing with several types of B.O.W.s over the years. Claire has shown mechanical and computer skills and in Resident Evil Infinite Darkness is an adept investigator. In Resident Evil Degeneration Leon cites Claire's expertise and ability when Senator Ron Davis openly doubts her.

Biography[]

Early life[]

Claire grew up with her older brother Chris. In 1994, their parents Mr. and Mrs. Redfield died in a car accident when Claire was 15 while Chris was 21. Eventually Chris skipped college and joined the USA Air Force while Claire became a university student and developed an interest in motorcycles and motorcycle customization, owning two motorbikes. At this time, she was also known to have many boyfriends, but was never exclusive to a single person. Furthermore, she was trained in military combat techniques by Chris, Claire has learned how to handle herself in hand-to-hand combat, lockpicking skills as well as being able to wield a multitude of weapons including combat knives and firearms.

Resident Evil 2[]

In September 1998, Claire arrives in Raccoon City in search of her brother Chris, but finds something much worse. Starting her investigation at a diner, she got cornered by a number of infected. While running from the building, she was aided by Leon S. Kennedy and the two began driving to the Raccoon City Police Department. Due to a zombie-related accident, an explosion separates the pair and they are forced to make the rest of the way there alone and on-foot.

Upon reaching her destination, Claire explores the deserted police station and eventually finds Chris' Diary in the S.T.A.R.S. office, which she reads and finds out that Chris is no longer in Raccoon City, as he went to investigate Umbrella Headquarters in Europe, and asks Claire to forgive him for not informing her as to where he was going. Claire eventually runs into the corrupt Chief Brian Irons, who then attempts to kill her, and Sherry Birkin, the daughter of two important Umbrella researchers, William Birkin, and Annette Birkin. Claire encountered Annette on at least one occasion, during which she accused Claire of being a spy for Umbrella.

As Sherry and Claire looked for a way out of the city, they were stalked by the mutated William Birkin. Whilst inside the sewers, Sherry and Claire were separated, during which time Sherry was found by William and infected with the G-virus. Upon reuniting, Claire attempted to find a cure for Sherry within Umbrella's underground labs. While in the laboratory, Claire ran into Annette one more time, before William arrived and fatally wounded his former wife.

Before dying, Annette gave Claire the instructions for creating the G-virus antidote for Sherry. Claire contacts Leon to take Sherry to an escape train before the lab self-destruct sequence is activated. She manages to create the antidote, and when finished, attempts to flee. However, she was thwarted once again by Birkin, forcing her to fight the monster, Claire then rushed to the train, joined Leon, and successfully administered the vaccine to Sherry. Unfortunately, Birkin, now a gigantic amorphous blob, attacked the train, thus triggering another self-destruct sequence. Claire, Leon, and Sherry escaped moments before the train exploded, destroying William once and for all. Not long after their escape, Leon urges her to leave them and go search for her brother but goes to the neighboring town first to wash off the nightmares she experienced.

Resident Evil Code Veronica X[]

In Resident Evil Code Veronica X, Claire was a playable character in the first half of the game and later in the second half of the game, she was replaced with her brother, Chris.

3 months later, in December 1998, Claire infiltrates Umbrella's Paris facility in France in search of her brother Chris. At some point in her investigation, her presence was detected, and a security team was dispatched along with a military chopper to eliminate her. After evading the security force, and having narrowly evaded helicopter gunfire, she was ambushed by the team's remainder, and captured by Rodrigo Juan Raval. She was then taken to Rockfort Island to be imprisoned. Upon her arrival, she is knocked unconscious. She later awakens to the sound of explosions and is freed by a wounded Rodrigo. Due to her strong will to survive and to find her brother, she was able to find her way through the island once it had been attacked by an unknown enemy. Another viral outbreak happened on the island. During her attempt to escape, Claire ran into Steve Burnside, another prisoner on the island, and the two eventually joined forces. Soon, after finding out that Umbrella was spying on her brother, she contacted Leon to tell him and to come get them. During this time, Claire also encountered Alfred Ashford, who insisted that Claire had led enemy forces to the base, and who then released multiple B.O.W.'s to stop her. While trying to escape the island, she met Albert Wesker, and deduced his identity shortly after he claimed to be "A ghost coming back to haunt her dear brother" with Wesker also admitting his role in attacking the island, though he didn't anticipate Claire being on the island. Learning of Wesker's hate for her brother, she is nearly killed by him with the initial intention of using her as bait as part of his revenge against Chris, but after being called away by some of his men for other matters, he spared her for a little longer. Before he left, however, he gave her a brief demonstration at his newfound powers. As all of this happened, Claire soon found out about Alexia Ashford and had a supposed run-in with her, only to be saved by Steve, who then shot "Alexia" revealing that it was none other than Alfred. As the 2 found a cargo plane to escape the island, Alfred then sent out a Tyrant (T-103 Model) (model number 078) to deal with the 2 survivors and also had the plane's autopilot redirected sending the two survivors directly to Antarctica. Upon arriving at the base, Claire and Steve found that the entire facility had been infected by the t-Virus. They managed to locate an Australian research base nearby. After having one last showdown with Alfred, she and Steve used a snowmobile to escape the Australian base, but were forced to deal with Nosferatu, who is their mutated father, Alexander Ashford before leaving. Things seemed fine as the two headed for the base until a dying Alfred managed to awaken the real hibernating Alexia from stasis, who then held them captive.

When Chris arrived at a replica of the Spencer Mansion from the first game, he managed to rescue Claire, but was separated from her once again by Alexia. To make matters worse, Claire soon found Steve, who had been infected with the T-Veronica virus, thus causing him to mutate. Claire was forced to escape from the monster, only to be nearly killed by a giant tentacle. Steve suddenly came to his senses and freed Claire, only to be mortally wounded in the process. As he reverted to his human form, he confessed his love to Claire and died by her side.

Though emotionally distraught from what happened to Steve, Claire managed to give Chris instructions for initializing a self-destruct sequence, before eventually reuniting with him. After Chris killed the mutated form of Alexia once and for all, he attempted to escape with Claire, only to be interrupted by Wesker. She also learns of Wesker's men taking Steve's corpse with the intention of extracting an intact T-Veronica Virus sample from his body and ends up disgusted alongside Chris with his intention to experiment on the corpse.

Once their confrontation was over, Chris and Claire evacuated in a harrier determined to bring Umbrella down once and for all as they flew away before the Antarctic facility exploded.

Resident Evil Revelations 2[]

In Resident Evil Revelations 2 (like her role in Resident Evil Code Veronica X), Claire is a playable character in the first half of the game for four episodes and the second half is Barry Burton, which takes place six months after.

Sometimes in 2011, Claire attends a party at TerraSave headquarters alongside new hire Moira Burton the daughter of Barry Burton. Suddenly a military group attacks the party and abducts Claire, Moira and her co-workers and brings them to an abandoned prison facility located on an island. When Claire comes in, she finds herself in a prison cell with a cuff monitor attached to her arm. The cell door housing her opened, and Claire quickly found Moira. Together they explored the Island looking for answers while simultaneously fending off attacks from the horrific, mutated inhabitants lurking in the darkness of the facility. At the same time, the woman in charge of the facility, calling herself the Overseer, watched and communicated with them through the speakers on their cuffs, reciting the works of Franz Kafka and directing them through the island.

They manage to escape from the Afflicted-infested prison and make their way to a communications tower, where Moira sends a distress message to whoever is listening from the outside world. Claire witnesses the whole surroundings while she was at the top of the radio tower, realizing that they ended up on an isolated island. At some point in their entrapment, the two come across a young girl named Natalia Korda who was an attendant in the TerraSave party.

She and Moira head to the nearby city, hoping to locate any surviving prisoners. Their search leads them to a building named Wossek, where Gabriel Chavez and Pedro Fernandez stay after being ambushed by monsters. Gabriel attempts to stealthly attack Claire but is disarmed before he can attack her. Gabriel explains that he, Pedro, Neil and Edward were awakened at the forest and Edward ended up being killed. He and Pedro are later separated with Neil during an attack by the Afflicted. The Overseer informs them that they had been injected with a virus beforehand, a virus called the T-Phobos virus which mutates its victims through intense fear.

The TerraSave members formulated a plan to escape the island by an abandoned helicopter. Gabriel decides to repair it while Claire and Moira volunteer to look for items required to fix the helicopter. Alarmed by their attempt to escape, the Overseer sounds a siren, alerting all Afflicted in the vicinity. Pedro, seeing more and more monsters coming after them, can no longer control his fear, eventually mutating into a powerful Afflicted. Claire is forced to bring down Pedro though he merely falls unconscious.

Realizing that the only one who can get them out of the island is Gabriel, the two immediately set out to find him, crossing paths with Natalia along the way. Claire witnesses the helicopter Gabriel repaired before flying to their direction, knowing that they can finally escape the nightmarish island. Her feeling of joy was short-lived as she heard the Overseer calling Gabriel a cheater. The helicopter suddenly spins out of control and crashes to a nearby building. In the confusion, Natalia is abducted by a mysterious man.

Following Natalia's trail, they arrive in Kierling, or as the Overseer calls it, "a place where everything comes to an end". Dodging the Overseer's traps, they make it to the tower, where Claire found Neil's guest book with their names in the guest lists. Claire now finds out that Neil is the true perpetrator behind the assault on TerraSave HQ, and that he sold his comrades to the Overseer. They continue searching for Neil, intending to question his motives until they see him through a security camera. Neil, injected by an Uroboros Virus by the Overseer, now known as Alex Wesker, is actually a double-agent working on behalf of Morgan Lansdale, former general of the disbanded FBC (Federal Bioterrorism Commission). Claire becomes deeply emotional due to her boss' treachery. She later confronts Neil suffering from the virus' rapid mutation and deliriously begging forgiveness from Lansdale before mutating into the Uroboros Tyrant.

Claire manages to defeat the mutated Neil temporarily, but is counterattacked by Neil's tentacles. Unable to reach her gun, Moira chooses to overcome her fear of firearms and pick Claire's gun to bring down the Uroboros Tyrant, saving Claire's life. Claire and Moira make their way further into the tower to confront Alex Wesker face to face. They finally see her in person, behind a glass-covered research room where she claims she will surpass her creator Oswell E. Spencer and her fellow Albert Wesker before committing suicide. Her death triggers the tower's self-destruct sequence, forcing Claire and Moira to immediately flee the scene. Moira is later trapped under the tower's rubble while Claire jumps into the ocean below to escape.

Fortunately Claire was found in the ocean by a BSAA patrol boat passing by. Claire later awakens in the stretcher and is rushed into a hospital. Barry, coming to the hospital after hearing the assault on TerraSave HQ, asks her what happened to Moira. Claire sadly apologizes about what happened to Moira as she was immediately taken inside the intensive care unit for treatment. Barry becomes upset after what happened to his daughter. In the next six months, he heads to the island to find Moira.

6 months later, Claire, in a new appearance, decides that she should aid Barry in his investigation. Armed with a sniper rifle, she arrives in time on a helicopter to save Barry, Moira and Natalia by shooting the mutated Alex in her vulnerable spot. However Alex is not finished yet and with Barry's aid, she battles the monstrous being. Claire manages to finish her off by shooting her exposed core with an RPG-7.

After the incident, Claire asks Barry what he will do for the time being. Barry chooses to adopt Natalia as his child.

2 years later in 2013, Claire was seen driving an SUV down a highway, heading to the Burton residence with a present in Canada. She receives a call from a BSAA member who informs her that her brother Chris is in China (dealing with the Lanshiang Bioterror Outbreak in Resident Evil 6). She asks them to tell Piers Nivans to look after Chris before hanging up.

Films[]

Resident Evil: Degeneration[]

After Chris rescued Claire, they parted ways. Chris joined the BSAA while Claire returned to Sherry's side to offer emotional support during the daily tests and experiments conducted against her. Eventually, she joined a non-governmental human rights organization called TerraSave. Seven years after the Raccoon City incident and the Rockfort Island incident, Claire arrives at Harvardville Airport to meet a friend who was part of TerraSave as well. Claire's friend, Aunt Chawla, asks Claire to watch over her niece, Rani Chawla, as Aunt wants to bring the "limo" around front. Claire and Rani introduce themselves and wait for Aunt to come back. As Claire and Rani are waiting, senator Ron Davis comes up on the airport TV and passes a comment which Claire and Frederic Downing find rather pathetic.

Frederic introduces himself and then leaves. Ron, in disguise, and his bodyguards try to leave the airport until Rani spots him out as "The bad guy we saw on T.V!". As Ron pushes past the reporters, he spots a man standing around acting like a zombie. Claire takes off the man's mask and he is arrested by the police. The Police Chief asked if Claire was involved with the protest and she responded cautiously, knowing the cop would arrest her too. The cop then thought he spotted another zombie imposter and went to stop him. It turned out that it was a real zombie, which attacked and killed the cop instantly. Moments later, Ron's bodyguards were killed as well.

The airport was in chaos, Claire was trying to get to Rani, who was still in the rest area. She spotted her and ran in her direction until she bumped into Curtis Miller, who seemed rather suspicious. Claire focused her attention on looking for Rani again when she was stopped once again by the senator grabbing her arm and begging for help. Moments later, a plane crashed through the terminal, and Claire threw herself and the senator to the ground to avoid being hit. The airplane door opened, and zombies started exiting the wrecked plane, leaving Claire with other nightmares similar to Raccoon City.

Claire, Rani, Ron and a flight attendant took refuge in the VIP lounge of the airport. Claire sent out a 911 call for rescue, which was received by S.R.T. member Angela Miller. After calling 911 and waiting for help, a sudden scream followed by gunfire gave Claire the knowledge of other survivors. Equipped, ironically, with an umbrella, Claire made her way into the hallways to find the person who screamed. She eventually came into contact with her old friend, Leon S. Kennedy, and S.R.T. members Angela Miller and Greg Glenn along with the man who screamed earlier on. The group headed back to the lounge to regroup and think of an escape route. Leon suggested they head through the lobby, seeming as if it is the widest area. Ron disagrees and protests harshly when Claire agrees with Leon, saying that the zombies are slow and the group can get around them.

Ron lets out his frustration on Claire until Leon informs the senator that she was one of the survivors of the Raccoon City incident, giving the reasons why she knew they should believe her advice on the zombies. The group runs through the lobby with Leon, Angela, and Greg killing the surrounding zombies. As the group reaches the end of the lobby, Greg is bitten and tells the group to go on without him. They sheltered themselves on a part of the wrecked plane and debris. The zombies start to surround the group, and more infected appear from the plane door and attack the group. Ron decides to leave without them and knocks Rani off the platform and onto the airport floor's with the zombies.

Claire hears a scream and notices Rani is being attacked by zombies. Claire, without a weapon, jumps down to protect Rani. Leon goes to help Claire but is pinned down by a zombie. He throws Claire his gun and she kills all of the attacking zombies in an instant. Claire and Rani then rejoin the rest of the group and make it out of the airport. As Rani reunites with her Aunt, Claire meets back up with the Senator and Frederic Downing, the man she saw earlier in the airport. As Frederic talks about a vaccination, Claire is convinced that the current outbreak is TerraSave's fault. Leon comforts Claire and tells her that it isn't her fault. At that time, the vaccine trucks blow up, which makes Leon, Claire and Angela investigate. They meet up with Ron and Frederic and Claire tells them that she thinks Curtis Miller might be the terrorist.

Eventually, Claire heads to WilPharma with Frederic. After hearing a conversation between Frederic and Ron, she learns that the G-virus was being researched in the facility, just as Frederic goes to fix the server. As she is calling Leon, a time bomb is set off, causing a shard of glass to embed itself within her leg, severely affecting her mobility. Leon finds Claire, and helps her get to an elevator to escape the facility and hands her his backup gun. Instead of leaving, Claire finds the control room and tries to help Leon and Angela escape from Curtis, who has mutated due to a self-injection of the G-virus.

Once Curtis was disposed of, the three survivors met up outside along with Ron. Claire finds out that Frederic was behind the whole incident at the airport. Leon, Claire, and Angela arrest Frederic Downing, who had a sample of the G-Virus with him. Angela handcuffs Frederic, and the cops come and take over the rest of the situation. The next day, Leon and Claire meet up with Angela. They told Angela about Frederic's plans and that her brother Curtis was innocent. With the threat of further bioterrorism outbreaks temporarily subdued, Leon and Claire hope to meet again under more normal circumstances. Leon rushes off to his next mission in a helicopter whilst Claire decides to leave with Rani and Aunt in their vehicle.

In Resident Evil Revelations, this is mentioned in one of the files that Chris and the BSAA is supposed to rescue his sister and the other survivors in the Harvardville incident but instead they are replaced by the Marines including Leon, Angela and Glenn to subdue most of the zombies to rescue them.

Television[]

Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness[]

In the animated CGI series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, the timeline takes place in 2006 which is after the events of the film Resident Evil: Degeneration and the events of Resident Evil 5 which is Lost in Nightmares where both Chris and Jill are infiltrating the Spencer Mansion to apprehend Oswell E. Spencer until they discovered he was murdered by Albert Wesker.

In 2006, after the Penamstan Civil War, the civil war has come to an end with the insurgents laying down their arms. Much of the country is in ruins, and refugees are reliant on the UN and Terrasave to provide food and shelter. Redfield ventures into the city to inspect one of the camps and meets a young boy, paraplegic and mute. He provides Claire with a drawing of what he saw in 2000 - masses of people eating one another. She is disturbed by the image, and recognizes it as evidence of the use of T-Virus or other similar bioweapons.

After the attack at the white house, Claire arrives for her scheduled appointment with Press Secretary Spacer, only to be told that he is on leave, not knowing that he was killed in the attack. She then spots Leon, who she confides in about her discovery about a biohazard in Penamstan. Leon leaves telling her not to do anything stupid only for Claire to retaliate that the suit doesn't work on him.

Returning to her motel in Washington D.C, she takes it upon herself to investigate what had happened in Penamstan. Reviewing news footage and newspaper clippings, she pieces the information together on a wall. Among this information is the controversy surrounding the US intervention, such as allegations of it being orchestrated simply to intimidate the Chinese. Moving on, she begins looking at the men who served, only to find that out of the seven "Mad Dogs" who returned to their barracks in Texas five have committed suicide.

She then continues her investigation into the possible use of bioweapons in the Penamstan Civil War, she heads out to ask one of the remaining veterans some questions, only to find out that he had also commited suicide. Finding a suicide note left behind by the soldier, she calls the police and draws the conclusion that they have all been infected. Claire arrives at the White House once more to ask Defense Secretary Wilson of his involvement in the use of bioweapons but is ignored. When she returns to the motel, she is ambushed by Secret Service agents and is tazed and kidnapped.

Claire wakes up strapped to a chair, trapped under a secret research facility located beneath Andrews Air Force Base, where they were conducting research into creating super-soldiers engineered from the virus. Interrogated by Wilson, he tries to bribe her silence with a charitable donation to TerraSave's mission in Penamstan but she rejects. He offers the dead soldier's PTSD as a reason why the authorities wouldn't bother investigating him and that he could simply have her killed otherwise. Believing himself to have won regardless, Wilson reveals his true plan to her: by declaring China a rogue state it would be in Penamstan's best interests for continued American presence. To protect it from China, the Penamstan military would be provided with bioweapons in the form of hundreds of super-soldiers, each effectively enslaved by their dependence on regular doses of an antiretroviral drug only he can provide and which Penamstan will have to make constant orders for, making him vastly wealthy in the process. Claire calls out the insanity of his plan. Jason arrives at the facility on an upper level, and is immediately recognised by Claire as the last member of the Mad Dogs.

After Jason mutates, The facility's supercomputer determines a biohazard has taken place, and begins dumping the unconscious soldiers into a vat of highly corrosive acids and also putting Claire at risk, which has reached her floor, and has to climb up for her safety. When Leon spots her, he chooses to save Claire rather than continue pursuing Jason. Using the facility to her advantage, she takes control of the facility's cranes, and attempts to drop Jason into the acid below. Her attempts failed however as Jason tossed a gantry to the control room and almost crushed her. Leon manages to kill Jason and the two make it out of the facility.

Late in the afternoon, Claire meets Leon outside the White House. Claire asks Leon to hand over the chip so she can deliver it to the press. However, Leon refuses because of what Jason said about his willingness to spread terror in people. Claire is disappointed in his decision, commenting that the "outfit" doesn't suit him and leaves.

Comics[]

BIOHAZARD Heavenly Island[]

In the manga version of the game called BIOHAZARD Heavenly Island, Claire Redfield and TerraSave were dispatched to the Sonido de Tortuga Island to investigate it after reports of unusual, possibly B.O.W.-related activity. While at the neighboring Zanahoria Island, she uncovers a heavily-mutated fish, and proceeds to photograph it with her phone before sending it over to her partner, Inéz Diaco. However, shortly after this is done, the fish suddenly comes alive, forcing Claire to stab it with her combat knife. She eventually discovers that the island is connected to the Umbrella founder Ozwell E. Spencer. Here, she calls her older brother Chris for help and support. Due to the conflicts in his other mission, Chris dispatches the BSAA agents from the South American branch led by SOU captain Parker Luciani to rescue her and the other survivors who were actually staffs and the remaining contestants for the television program Idol Survival and both the producer and chief financier of Idol Survival, Mark D. Seaman and fellow contestant Zi Li are the operatives of the Shen-Ya Pharmaceutical who were attempting to steal the T-Miller virus. Claire and the group of survivors manage to escape when Parker buys them some time while dealing against the two B.O.W.s after most of the agents were swiftly killed. Therefore, they discovered an abandoned military facility where Dirk Miller (actually a Shaman in disguise) was working on the "Kodoku Plan"; a plot to create a new viral bioweapon from the "perfect specimen" Both Claire and fellow cameraman, Takeru Tominaga battle Zi Li in hand-to-hand combat but they were overpowered. As soon as Zi Li was bitten by a zombified Laura Bierce before injecting herself with the T-Miller virus and fell into the edge below, Claire and Takeru escaped from her torture. They soon confronted a squad of mercenaries sent to Sonido de Tortuga to acquire the viral sample, only to be slaughtered by a mutated Zi Li and attempts to kill Marilou only to be rescued by Morio who is actually her mutated brother Eliseo. As both B.O.Ws fought, Claire grabbed the rocket launcher and fired at both of them, which it briefly succeeded. As the first helicopter departed, carrying Claire, Parker and Marilou, they noticed Zi Li survived the explosion only to be destroyed by Takeru by throwing the grenade onto her mouth after Mayu ambushed her.

Some weeks later after the incident, Claire types her message on her laptop about her nightmare experiences and the other survivors in the Sonido de Tortuga Island incident as a report to her brother Chris.

Relationships[]

  • Chris Redfield- Claire's older brother who trained her in combat for protection. She tried to find him in Raccoon City. In Resident Evil: CODE Veronica, she passionately continued to find him until Chris rescued her after she and Steve were captured by Alexia Ashford. After both parted ways, Chris was mentioned twice by Claire during the events in Revelations 2 in which Claire reveals there were times that the siblings did not get along as when Moira mentioned that her father bossed her around as Claire replied, "My brother was like that growing up too." In the end of Revelations 2, however, Claire still shows that she cares greatly for her older brother as she called up Piers to check up on Chris. In the Resident Evil 2 remake Claire is shown to be proud of her brother and threatened Brian Irons when he held her hostage, saying Chris was a S.T.A.R.S officer.
  • Steve Burnside- Claire was a little hesitant at first because she did not trust Steve, but soon realized that he was kind and was trying to survive just like her and they worked together. Steve opened up about his romantic feelings for her, which Claire gently returned. Steve's mutation and death left Claire very tearful and distraught. In the Darkside Chronicles, when Steve died in front of both Claire and her older brother, Chris, Claire mourned him as Chris decided to plant a detonator to the power room. Claire decided to avenge Steve's death stating that Alexia had to be stopped. When Wesker revealed he was going to use Steve's body for testing, Claire was disgusted and outraged.
  • Sherry Birkin- Claire and Sherry have a deep bond formed thanks to the Raccoon City outbreak, Claire met Sherry in the police station and managed to stop Sherry from running away from her saying she wasn't a zombie at which Sherry calmed down and hugged Claire tightly. Claire has strong maternal instincts for Sherry and went out of her way to cure her after Sherry's father William Birkin (who was turned into the G-Creature) implanted an embryo in her. Sherry tells Claire how grateful she is to have found someone like her, saying her own parents were never around for her, Claire gives Sherry her "Made in Heaven" jacket to keep her warm and as a keepsake. In the Resident Evil 2 remake, Claire is shown to be angry with Annette Birkin's abysmal treatment of Sherry, cussing out the scientist furiously when Annette wrote Sherry off as dead. At the end of the remake, Claire was lightheartedly amused at Sherry's suggestion of adoption. Resident Evil 6 reveals that Derek Simmons (Sherry's legal guardian) permitted Claire to see Sherry in the following years.
  • Leon S. Kennedy- Leon and Claire both shared a strong friendly bond while having both conflicting experiences, Leon does care about Claire greatly as seen in Resident Evil Degeneration where he threw his own gun to save her and Rani from zombies and later helped Claire after her leg got wounded. When Claire had doubts over TerraSave, Leon comforted her saying she had chosen to be "rescuer" in contrast to him and Chris. Claire and Leon are also shown to be jokey and sarcastic to one another, like when Claire asked Leon when Angela "went diving" teasing him, but Leon quickly changed the subject. This also happened in the Darkside Chronicles when Claire was dismayed from Leon's actions when it came to Ada Wong as she reacted "...Men!" and also asking him if he just wanted to impress Ada which he replied, "Tch, women." Leon also tells Claire at the end Degeneration that he hopes they can meet again under "normal circumstances". In the Resident Evil 2 remake, Claire appears to be quite taken with Leon, being extremely happy to see him again after the truck explosion separates them. In the ending, Sherry mistakes Leon and Claire for boyfriend and girlfriend, Leon corrects her saying he only just met Claire the previous night, though Claire adds that were they a couple that would've been "one helluva of a first date".
  • Moira Burton- Claire also served as a big sister figure to Barry's older daughter, Moira during the events in Revelations 2. Claire was also the main reason why Moira decided to join TerraSave despite her father's disapproval not to get involved in bioterrorism. Moira also learned how to survive in Sushestvovanie Island in six months like Claire did in Raccoon City.
  • Barry Burton- Claire also became friends with Moira's father and her older brother's long time friend, Barry. Before the events of Revelations 2, when Barry was convinced by Chris to join the BSAA, he became a BSAA Combat Advisor to train new generations of soldiers alongside Chris. Barry befriended Claire because she was friends with his older daughter, Moira who had a strained relationship and wanted to join their organization, TerraSave. Barry also served as a kind of mentor to the Redfield siblings, Claire also assisted Barry to fight the further mutated Alex Wesker in the climax of Revelations 2.

Other appearances[]

Trivia[]

  • According to her first English actor voice Alyson Court, Claire's likeness was based on actresses Neve Campbell in Resident Evil 2 and Liv Tyler in Code: Veronica.
  • In the Resident Evil 2 remake, Claire's likeness was based on professional model Jordan Mcewen.
  • In the 1998 TV commercial for Resident Evil 2 directed by George A. Romero Claire is portrayed by Adrienne Frantz.
  • The motorcycle Claire drove to reach Raccoon City was a Harley-Davidson. In the Resident Evil 2 remake, it's explicitly a Harley-Davidson FXSTB Night Train as Capcom partnered with Harley-Davidson for the remake.
  • Claire's Resident Evil 2 original outfit has a "Made in Heaven" design on the back. The same logo has her brother, Chris, on the jacket of his alternate outfit, in Resident Evil.
  • The designs on the jackets of both of Claire's primary outfits in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica contain references to the band Queen. "Made in Heaven" (from RE2) and "Let Me Live" (from CV) are both names of Queen songs. She shares this trait with Billy Coen from Resident Evil 0 (whose tattoo, "Mother Love", is also the name of a Queen song).
  • When Claire is almost squashed by a booby trap in Resident Evil Revelations 2 , she tells Moira that she was almost a "Claire sandwich", a reference to Barry's famous joke about "a Jill sandwich" from the first game.
  • She is the second protagonist to be infected with a virus after Jill Valentine where she, Moira and her co-workers are infected with the T-Phobos virus. It is later followed by Rebecca Chambers who is injected with the A-Virus by Glenn Arias in the movie, Resident Evil: Vendetta.
  • In the Devil May Cry novel, Dante says he asked a girl named Claire out on a date, this is likely a reference to Resident Evil's Claire as both characters were created by Hideki Kamiya and Dante's alias surname "Redgrave" is in honor of Chris Redfield, Claire brother.
  • Claire’s face model through Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles, Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City, Revelations 2, and Infinite Darkness was Deanna Ladnier.

Gallery[]

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References[]

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