"What's going on? I arrived in town and the whole place went insane..."
Claire Redfield is the sister of Chris Redfield (a main character in the original Resident Evil, known as Biohazard in Japan) and is one of two selectable characters in the sequel, Resident Evil 2. The above image is official Capcom artwork for Claire's design in Resident Evil 2 which is altered slightly in the later-released Resident Evil Code: Veronica. In both games, Alyson Court is her voice actor.
Claire's character is described as adventurous and having an interest in motorcycles, which is evidenced in Resident Evil 2's introduction as she rides one speedily into Raccoon City. This was her video game debut. The reason for her visit was to look for her brother. However, the small American town had been infected with the T-Virus, and instead of finding Chris, she finds a zombie lunging towards her. Luckily, she is saved by rookie cop Leon Kennedy, who she forms an alliance with. Their partnership is suddenly broken when a tanker explosion separates them. This is where the game begins and the truth begins to unravel.
Having survived the events of Resident Evil 2, Claire then makes it her mission to take on the evil Umbrella Corporation who are responsible for the outbreak. At the beginning of Code: Veronica she breaks into their Paris Laboratory, but gets outgunned and captured. She is taken to Rockfort Island and held in a prison cell. When the island is mysteriously attacked, her captor allows her freedom and she finds another nightmare to contend with.
Claire is a very strong-willed character despite being the only one with no formal training to help her deal with these horrors (the other main characters have been Special Tactics And Rescue Service agents, police and mercenaries). Although initially shocked, Claire adapts very quickly and it is clear that her instinct for survival can overcome the challenges that face her. She also has a caring and sensitive nature coupled with a strong sense of justice. Her communication is very direct, and if she has something to say, you can be sure that she will say it.
Selected game appearances
- Resident Evil 2 (1998)
- Resident Evil Code: Veronica (2000)
- Resident Evil: Survivor 2 -Code: Veronica- (2001)