Resident Evil has been around for over 20 years. With seven main titles and tons of spinoffs, this franchise understandably has some of the most bizarre characters, stories, and… coincidences. Welcome to the REMusical Predictions, where truth is stranger than fiction. Resident Evil Survivor’s first episode was originally uploaded on March 1st, 2007. The idea of the web series was to parody the hit TV show Survivor, simply using the cast of Resident Evil as its contestants instead. To add on to the joke, it was hosted by Ark Thompson – The leading character of the critically panned video game: Resident Evil Gun Survivor. Now there exists an officially licensed Biohazard manga called Heavenly Island, first published on March 6th, 2015. And believe it or not, but this series begins with the filming of a show called… Idol Survival! Where various famous women compete against one another in a Survivor-esque scenario. However, the survival becomes all too real when a zombie outbreak occurs… “Because of course it does.” Resident Evil Movie (in a nutshell) was originally uploaded on March 27th, 2007 at the request of a fan who wished to see more movie-based animations. In one scene, Alice has a flashback to making a deal with Matt’s sister. Due to the video being made from memory, the roles are accidentally switched. But the sister states to Alice: “I can get you the codes, links, and a free meal at TGI Fridays.” There was no specific reason to name that restaurant in particular. It was simply the first that came to mind, and sounded funny when spoken aloud. Crazily enough, from January 23rd through February 12th of 2017, Resident Evil and TGI Fridays teamed up to sell special drinks with RE7 themed names… in Japan. It may not be a free meal, and it may not involve the cinematic release, but such a seemingly random coincidence is pretty amusing to say the least! The third installment of Resident Evil Survivor was uploaded on June 18th, 2007. In it, there’s a little joke that plays on the word “hunk”. Claire states that despite their stupidity, it’s nice to have two hunky-looking guys on their team. Leon and Steve misinterpret this as Hunk the character… They both put on gasmasks, and act like idiots about the whole thing in general. You could argue that more so-called “Hunks” later appeared in Operation: Raccoon City, as that game has Hunk fanfiction characters galore. But the biggest and most obvious offender would be none other than “Lady Hunk”. Released as a DLC Raid character in June of 2013, Lady Hunk is… just that. Hunk, reimagined as a pantsless lady. So there’s your two Hunks. Wonderful. Richard’s Story (Snakes are a Pain) was first uploaded on September 23rd, 2007. It would later be reuploaded in 2009 due to copyright claims. The idea behind this animation was simple enough. Tell the story of Richard Aiken and how exactly he got into the Spencer Mansion. More specifically, how did he get tangled up in dealing with that giant snake known as “The Yawn”? In a rather well-timed coincidence, Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles was actually being developed over the same time as the animation. Most, if not all early information about the game was kept exclusively on Japanese websites. It wasn’t until closer to the release date of November 13th, 2007 that English teasers began to pop up on YouTube. And even those were few and far between. As it turns out, in the final release of the game, there’s a scenario specifically about Richard and Rebecca navigating the mansion, and ultimately facing off with The Yawn. Resident Evil Degeneration was released December 30th, 2008 as the first official full-length CGI movie for the franchise. Taking place between Resident Evil 4 and 5, it tells the story of Leon and Claire once again facing against a zombie outbreak. There’s a small detail that a few niche fans happened to notice, however… ♫ X-Files Theme ♫ While this most certainly is nothing more than a funny coincidence, it had a few fans excited and even inspired some awesome fanart! Should this one really count? In any case, Welcome to Africa was originally uploaded on August 31st, 2008. Like with Richard’s Story, it also had to be reuploaded in 2009 due to copyright. The entire point of this animation was to try and guess what kind of game Resident Evil 5 would officially turn out to be. It was the first numbered game in the franchise to reap the full benefits of sharing teasers and trailers on YouTube, so it was something fans were hugely excited for. Once the animation was released, it actually received recognition from an official known as Kramez on the Capcom Unity Forums. Kramez said that Welcome to Africa was roughly 15% correct in its predictions. Not too bad for a silly little parody! Some time after Resident Evil 5 was released itself, the public was also shown some scrapped concept art and ideas. Funny enough, Welcome to Africa seems to share even more in common with these rejected concepts than the final product. Did it predict so much to the point of the game needing to be changed?! “Nah, we all know it was ‘cuz of that stupid “racism” stuff.” The Halloween Special was originally uploaded on October 31st, 2008. This animation focused on Ashley Graham hosting a Halloween Party. It was intended to be a private affair between her and Leon, but it gets crashed and ruined by the rest of the cast. Ashley’s plan was to confuse and seduce Leon by dressing up as the object of his affection, Ada Wong. However, when the double agent herself shows up to the party, Ashley brushes her off as a liar, insisting that SHE is the real Ada Wong. Much to Leon’s confusion… Fast forward to October 2nd, 2012. Resident Evil 6 is released and let me tell you… Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Nearly the entire plot of the game centers around the deeds of one Carla Radames, a scientist who was forcefully transformed into… A clone of Ada Wong! And now she’s obsessed in assuming her identity. She even manages to confuse Leon! What else is there to say except… “I’m the REAL Ada Wong! I don’t need help from anyone!” This was later parodied in 2017 with The Halloween After-Party. Because how could it not be?! “Capcom, if you’re ACTUALLY listening, please take the SERIOUS ideas, and not the JOKES… OKAY?!” “Oh?!” “Oh?” “Oh.” “We can address THAT… later.” Ada Wong: The Worst Spy Ever was originally uploaded on March 16th, 2009. This animation poked fun at Ada Wong’s apparent need to use her real name in any situation. Though there is fan debate about whether or not it is her true name, she uses it to a point where it might as well be. Anyone can identify who she is by the mere mention of it. As such, in this video, Annette Birkin uses a simple Google search to find out that not only is Ada a spy… but she’s also trying to steal a sample of the G-Virus. Apparently this must be a running gag at Capcom as well… Because in the 2012 release of Resident Evil Damnation, she straight-up introduces herself as “Ada Wong” in front of an entire room of government officials. And as no surprise to anyone, they immediately discover who she really is, and quickly detain her. I’m gonna assume they just found her through a Google search but… that’s just me. I Think I Love You! was originally uploaded on July 9th, 2009. The theme of the animation itself simply focused on some of the likely couples across the Resident Evil franchise. That aside, there’s a very brief scene of Billy Coen and Rebecca Chambers handcuffed together. Embarrassed, Rebecca attempts to escape, but… accidentally detaches her hand in doing so. Billy quickly remedies this with a First Aid Spray, making her hand reappear as if nothing happened! And, well, apparently… First Aid Sprays really ARE that potent. After its release on January 24th, 2017, Resident Evil 7 fans were disgusted and amused to see Ethan Winters have HIS hand amputated via chainsaw… “Because of course there’s a chainsaw…” Only to be reattached later with staples, thanks to some help from Zoe Baker. But wait, that didn’t seem to use a First Aid Spray at all so… what’s the connection here? There’s a special cutscene that can happen when you first face off against Jack Baker. He cuts your leg clean off with a shovel, then taunts you to try and save yourself by… what else? Reattaching your severed leg with the help of a handy First Aid Spray! Or goo or… whatever it is. Bad Babysitter was released on December 23rd, 2014. Being one of the animations made with modern equipment and higher effort, production for it had actually begun on April 8th of 2014. The focus was on Claire Redfield, who by this point had become notorious for trying to take care of little girls during zombie outbreaks… But often getting them into even more danger. This video may have been a bit exaggerated though, considering she’d only actually dealt with two children by that point. The addition of Lily and Lucia were only added to be funny. Because there’s no way Claire would actually get stuck with any more kids… right? As it turns out, while this animation was still in development, Resident Evil Revelations 2 was announced on September 6th, 2014. Not only was Claire one of the main characters, but also ends up caring for not one… but TWO younger girls at one point! And on top of that, she behaves in what is arguably at her most reckless yet, with a generally bad attitude over all. She harshly interrogates the little girl Natalia, and even leaves her young friend Moira Burton to presumably die in a collapsing facility. Due to the announcement happening mid-production, Moira was included in Bad Babysitter’s Easter Egg. Though Resident Evil Montage Rumble 4 was release on February 7th, 2018, there is actually quite a bit of a coincidental history behind it. The idea of a Resident Evil and Left 4 Dead REMusical was first thought up some time in late 2009 and later had a piece of concept art teased on November 23rd, 2010. The picture in question depicted William Birkin and Ellis sharing some G-Virus and Adrenaline with one another. The description alluded to using Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab” as the song of choice. This idea actually ended up spawning a stand-alone animation that preceded the Montage Rumble, which was Research Feat. William Birkin. The coincidence here is that in mid-2013, Capcom and Valve decided to have a collaboration between their games. The cast for Left 4 Dead 2 were added into The Mercenaries as playable characters, and even included a Tank and Witch as enemies. Likewise, official Resident Evil 6 enemy skins were added as mods into Left 4 Dead 2. Promoters also encouraged fans to create and port character skins from Resident Evil 6 onto the Steam Workshop. “Sooo, I guess there were more crossovers after all.” Also from the 2018 upload of Montage Rumble 4, is a skit where the STARS Alpha Team and Ellis come to the realization that… The RPD doesn’t have a bathroom. It was actually surprising to see that some of the commenters had never noticed this fact before. Though it is a pretty simple thing to overlook. After all… the original developers forgot as well! And now with the announcement of the Resident Evil 2 Remake, there’s one last-minute coincidence we can add to the list. An actual bathroom! It seems the developers realized how inconvenient this would actually be, and placed the much-needed addition accordingly. Though at this rate… Seems like you might need an obnoxious indicator to make sure ya aim right. So good luck with THAT, Leon… “In the end…” “I don’t actually think Capcom is going around lifting ideas from a small YouTube channel.” “Rather, that these are all just funny coincidences.” “There’s bound to be a few after a decade of making parodies, after all.” “And it was certainly fun to go through and find all the different scenarios that actually happened in the games.” “In… one way or another.” If these are the last of the REMusical Predictions, we’ll just have to wait and see! Capcom is likely to always have some sort of Resident Evil title in store for us. And likewise, I don’t plan to stop animating any time soon. So who knows what the future holds?