It’s like how Disney handled Star Wars, there is no “trilogy” plan.
Well, that's not exactly true. Development of Resident Evil Village began before the release of Resident Evil 7, so it affected Resident Evil 7 as well. Even the revelation about Ethan wasn't a retcon.
The new game closed the main storylines from Resident Evil 7 and gave the established storylines new layers. For example, I didn't think there would be a mention of Blue Umbrella in the game, but a mutant of the North American branch of the BSAA wears an Umbrella uniform and uses Albert's weapon.
The BSAA is clearly involved in both incidents, but now Chris has a lead. This will be developed in the future. The BSAA was established as a measure against the global threat of bioterrorism, but this happened after the authors ignored Wesker's Umbrella, which was supposed to control the balance of power in the world. I believe by linking them, the authors coordinate the storylines in such a way as to arrive at a common productive denominator.
While the Louisiana incident may have seemed disconnected from the timeline, the new game gave it layers that showed it wasn't true and never was. It all started with Spencer, who was looking for the Holy Grail and found a mentor, which he told the founder of The Connections in Africa. This is basically the reason why Eveline was created.
And this story will not stop getting new layers, linking it to the entire chronology. I don't think Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 had the same tight connection. On the contrary, they had conflicts with each other. And I don't even think Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2 were so tightly connected as well, to be honest.
So I don't agree with the Star Wars comparison. Abrams directed a nostalgic remake, then Johnson decided to ignore this vision and made a deconstruction, after which Abrams tried to "fix" everything and made it worse. It was a mess.
A bit of a rant and I know this is all science fiction but that’s what made the classic RE’s special to me. Viruses have made many enlarged mutants in the series but howcome the G-virus didn’t make Sherry a giant over the years like the Cadou did to Dimitrescu?
Heisenberg and Jack Baker also had very high regenerative potential, but they did not become giants. Dimitrescu's height is related to her own metabolism.
You may have heard of a man named Sultan, who, due to a brain tumor, began to grow and reached almost three meters in height.
Dimitrecu’s daughters’ creation makes no sense. How do bugs completely devour a corpse and perfectly mimic an entire organism without any sort of visual deformities? The leeches in RE0 tried this but were still unable to mimic someone perfectly except for the Queen leech reviving Marcus.
Marcus' leeches didn't have his DNA and only imitated him visually, so any movement made the imitation worse. The Queen Leech, on the other hand, assimilated with Marcus' corpse and returned him as a new life form.
The point is that the substance of the fungus is formed from a huge number of microorganisms, and these are bacteria and microbes. Unlike human cells, bacteria do not have nuclei, so their DNA floats freely inside our cells. Since the fungus can store human information, it can distribute parts of it to bugs. These bugs then combine with each other, coordinating their actions through pheromones.
Each fungal life form can secrete the substance of the fungus from its cells, so the bugs merge into one mass.
Why do the Cadou make zombie like creatures in the first place? Are they like the Plaga from Damnation?
Once upon a time, the black substance of the fungus began to absorb the biomaterial and form a colony. For centuries, feeding on information, it formed tissues, electrical activity of human organs, and so on, which turned it into a kind of giant embryo. To feed itself, this thing secretes fungus from its cells, which grow out of it in dense strands like roots to get food through the soil.
The parasite works the same way and looks the same, because Miranda extracted the "embryo" genome and injected it into the nematodes. When the parasite enters the human body, it secretes the fungus and takes root throughout the body, infecting the person with the fungus. This is the same infection with the Mold, it's just a different vector of infection.
Why did Miranda use only wolf DNA on the villagers and not other animals?
You mean Moreau? He was the one who used the blood of the wolves to create the big werewolves.
I believe that the Lycans are feral people who are heavily overgrown with hair. They are not related to wolves and are similar to them due to convergence. And this is an example of the transformation of a living person.
A zombie (Moroi is "zombie" in Romanian) is an undead creature that has been "resurrected" by a fungus. In fact, the fungus simply absorbed the corpse and reproduced its body.
Or did she also use crow DNA to make those flying bird mutants?
I think the reference was bats. In Romania, there are many bats that live in caves, so the Mold could easily have such information.
Why does the mold enter a crystallized state and what is its significance while like that?
It's probably some kind of chemical compound, but I'm not good at chemistry. But I know that some fungi and bacteria can crystallize.
How did Miranda stumble upon one of the most powerful organisms on the planet (Megamycete) without any sort of assistance or knowledge of its existence? Imagine just walking into a cave somewhere and finding eternal life while researchers have dedicated their lives to finding new species and habitats. It feels far-fetched.
It was a little-studied region of Eastern Europe. The colony and the Holy Grail that held it back had been there since the Middle Ages, but in Miranda's time, the English, for example, believed without irony that you could meet wild vampires if you went to a God-forsaken village.
During the World Wars, someone like the Nazis made attempts to find Christian artifacts, and Spencer is an allusion to this. He and his expedition went there, but the conditions and the mountainous landscape almost left the universe without a major villain, ha-ha!
Thanks to Miranda, humanity breathed a sigh of relief and began to suffer because of Oswell.
How can Miranda not suspect Heisenberg’s betrayal despite all of them being “linked” to the Megamycete?
Miranda had known all along. She even mocked Ethan for losing an ally.
If Miranda didn’t want to take over the world like Spenser, than why did she give Heisenberg the resources to build a mutant cyborg army?
She didn't care. Miranda founded a cult, designed a symbol with the founders' crest in mind, and reunited the descendants to have power over the region and access to resources. This was her Umbrella, which was needed to achieve a personal goal, and people thought that Miranda gave them work, custody and treatment.
This is also the point of her conversation with Spencer in the cave. They recognized the pattern of the crest as an umbrella, since umbrellas cover everything that is under them. Spencer and Miranda founded "umbrellas" to achieve their goals. Just as Spencer didn't care about Marcus and Ashford, Miranda didn't care about the aristocrats.
Mia knew who Miranda was as evident from the photo in the lab, so why did they move to an area in Romania where she knew where she resided?
Mia was an American agent, but she went to Germany to get Eveline. I don't think Mia knew where this researcher might have come from.
Why would she keep Ethan’s mutation secret to begin with?
This could ruin the marriage and cause a serious existential crisis for Ethan.
The fact Ethan made it out of Louisiana without being suspected of being a molded is ridiculous. He would of been put in a quarantine zone forever if they tested him for mold infection.
Well, you can't blame the local hospital for not identifying an abnormal pathogen that has assimilated into the body.
But the BSAA did some extra tests, and, you know, those bastards could have known everything so "Eveline" could have worked for them.
Also Enhanced C and the Cadou seem like the most overpowered BOW’s in the series to date and have no real rules holding them back from creating anything and everything. This is why RE6 and RE8 will remain my least favorites simply from a science fiction standpoint and ruin what was established.
The true potential of the Progenitor Virus was established a long time ago. Even back in the 1990s. These pathogens are just close to it, but also infinitely far away.
Making all other research feel pointless in hindsight, except for maybe the Plaga and Uroboros.
Not really. The researchers already had the most powerful virus in the world, which is more powerful than any pathogen. They deliberately weakened this virus, because it is too deadly for contemporaries. The point was to make a strain that was as compatible as possible with Spencer's body. He was a crazy eugenicist and wanted to evolve as a human being. And he wanted to rule the new world like a God. It's not just about immortality.
Fungi and leeches don't do that, because they're not viruses that will encode you. They will simply eat you, and even if you retain your consciousness, you will still be a leech or a fungus. This is not evolution, but replication and assimilation. That's not what Spencer needed, because he was a eugenicist. It was even named after Herbert Spencer.