The more ı think about p30 in re5; the more it makes less sense. I just dont know why they came up with that and used jill as its subject.
Re5 establishes that plaga from re4 is improved and its effects are instant compared to parasite in re4; where it needed to grow inside the body some time before fully taking control.
If the fully grown plaga would be removed from the body, then the person who would become a ganado would die. In re5; the parasite is improved so that the people who are infected with that cannot be saved due to its effects being instant.
They improved that parasite in re5 and they still needed to use jill as a test subject for p30. She was controlled with that for 3 years and when chris / sheva brutally ripped off that thing from her body, she is still alive. I'm really surprised she didnt die from that since she was mind controlled despite making plaga's effects instant in re5. This doesnt feel like a consistent decision making to me.
I think about this thing and try to understand how it's a deep story aspect but ı cant find any answer no matter what ı do. Jill getting captured by wesker in 2006 seems to be a reference to re1 / remake where she would be captured by wesker in chris' run while being put into jail in an absurdly short amount of time in a " madhouse " with locked things as well as crazy puzzles. Seriously how does wesker even capture and transfer the 2nd character to jail in a short amount of time like that?
I find re5's decision for handling jill awkward cause apparently in terms of canon, none of the characters get captured. All of them including barry and rebecca were at that " madhouse " , mo disc business isnt even canon. It's just a waste of time and an awkward filler. I'm forced to do that just to save the 2nd character even though ı would have liked the 2nd character as well as his / her partner to be at that " madhouse " at the same time as the character you're playing as well as his / her partner being in the same place too.
With re5; it feels like a lazy reusing of re3,5 in some aspects. Some are fine like ndipaya which seems to be the answer to a tribe that was supposed to be featured in that version of re4. But ı dont like some of them.
As for jill; that reminds me of the possibility that could have happened to sherry which was hinted at wesker's report with wesker's last lines. With re3,5, ı believe they wanted sherry to be somehow get captured by wesker and his men as well as writing a story where leon would try to save her. Leon would get infected by progenitor virus and possibly get kia, ı've seen people stating that this would completely end the series and even some people preferring this outcome for no real reason.
With re5; they wanted to bring this back that was planned for sherry and apply this to jill. I've even seen people saying that they thought the person in that test tube was sherry. Thank god chris isnt infected in re5 during his operation but did jill REALLY have to get captured and become a slave for wesker?
I really dislike this decision cause ı like patricia ja lee as jill's va for re5 and ı just wished she and roger craig smith would interact even more with each other.
" Dont you trust your partner? " Lines like that between chris and jill should have happened more in re5. The game also sets a tone that jill is dead despite chris not believing this which ı'm also not a big fan of. They depressed chris in an awkward way. Sure he's still depressed due to bioterrorism but jill's capture should NOT had been the reason for his depression.
I'm also not a big fan of another thing. Why didnt josh arrive there and why did jill want chris and sheva to move on? I find it weird that people try to excuse that with " She's tired, she received insane damage. She cant go with chris and sheva. " . Well if we are gonna with " realism " ; then ı would say that jill would be dead after that thing was brutally ripped off from her body. Realistically, she would die cause that thing was controlling her mind just like how plaga was controlling majinis. I dont think it's a good idea to take realism that much into account, resident evil isnt a realistic series and it's not meant to be %100 accurate to real life. Some is fine sure but at the same time; some isnt. It's a fictional franchise with unique takes on things.
What ı would prefer is josh arriving there while chris and sheva were talking with jill. After that; chris and jill would team up. Sheva's inventory would transfer to jill's and the game would give you the option to play as jill. Sheva would team up with josh, ı dont see anything wrong with josh arriving there earlier.
At least that should have happened but it didnt unfortunately. I would have liked that to happen.
I will also drop this:
This image as well as its text is provided by bsaarklay. I brought this from progenitor virus analysis article at project umbrella re:digest.
It just makes me more disgusted what happened to jill in re5. I mean ı like re5's story more than re4's but between umbrella getting mishandled and jill getting mishandled; ı have to say that ı dislike jill's mishandling in re5 more than umbrella getting discarded in favor of los illuminados in re4. Cause she's a main character while umbrella is a background antagonist.