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|Date of birth:||c. 1980|
|Occupation:||S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team Medic & Rear Security|
|Blood type:||AB |
|Height:||161 cm (5 ft 3 in) |
|Mass:||42.1 kg (93 lb) |
|First appearance:||Resident Evil|
|Voice:||Lynn Harris (RE1) |
Hope Levy (REmake)
Riva Di Paola (RE0)
|Portrayer:||Linda (RE1 live-action)|
"The name is Rebecca Chambers, but that's Officer Chambers to you!"
Rebecca Chambers was a rookie member of the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team, with experience in the field of biochemistry.
A talented girl, Rebecca graduated college at the young age of 18. Her expertise in chemistry and medicine earned her a position in the Special Tactics And Rescue Service, a Raccoon City Police Department branch handling specialist cases. She was assigned as Rear Security (RS) and Medic for the Bravo team. She became the unit's youngest and most inexperienced member, which made her quite nervous around her teammates. Because of this, she was eager to please and has been known to take on any task assigned to her without hesitation.
"My first mission and I've already disobeyed orders. So much for my great law enforcement career."
On July 23, 1998, Rebecca was sent in to the Arklay Mountains on her first case to investigate a series of cannibalistic homicides. Bravo team's helicopter broke down over the Raccoon Forest, and an emergency landing was made. The team did not know that this was intentional.[note 1] During Bravo team's search around the area, they discovered the wreckage of a military police van and found the corpses of the driver and guard, along with the document of a prisoner: ex-Marine lieutenant Billy Coen, who was being transported to a military base for execution.
Upon further investigation of the area, Rebecca split from the group and discovered the Umbrella Corporation's private company train, the Ecliptic Express. Within the train, Rebecca immediately encountered the passengers, who had already succumbed to the t-Virus infection and turned into zombies as a result of an earlier attack. Rebecca was able to defend herself for a while, and eventually came across the fugitive, Billy Coen. After witnessing the death of Bravo team member Edward Dewey, as well as the appearance of Cerberus, Rebecca reluctantly agreed to an alliance with Billy.
The train began to move again, due to the dexterous manipulations of Umbrella operatives already sent by Albert Wesker and William Birkin.[excerpt 1] Securing the control cabin, the train was sped up to reach the abandoned Umbrella Research Center within ten minutes. The team was attacked by mutated leeches, who had adopted a hive-mind. Rebecca and Billy managed to reach the cabin after finding the keycard hidden in a briefcase.
Finding the controls locked, Billy realized that the train's controls were damaged while speeding up, meaning that it would derail and crash; killing them, if they didn't use the train's emergency brakes. Rebecca ran to the rear of the train to activate the emergency brake controls on that side, while Billy stayed in the cabin to operate the brake controls in there. On her way, she discovered Edward, now reanimated as a Zombie. Unable to stop him walking towards her, hungry for flesh, Rebecca was forced to kill him.
Rebecca and Billy finally activated the emergency brakes, but it was too late to stop the train. The train exploded through a tunnel into the Training facility's station, impacting on the track's buffers and its carriages hurled across the room. Despite the odds, the two survived the crash in good condition.
Now on new ground, the two explored the expansive mansion and its laboratory, uncovering brief dark moments in the facility's history, such as the use of Bio Organic Weapons, the director's developing insanity, and the growing rivalry between two employees, one of whom was suspiciously named Albert Wesker, the head of S.T.A.R.S.
Searching for Billy CoenEdit
The two would find trouble several times, however, leading to Rebecca being attacked by an enormous centipede, and nearly falling to her death after being attacked by a monkey; fortunately, Billy arrived in time to save her life. Afterwards, Rebecca, having her doubts about the charges against Billy, questioned him about it. Billy revealed that, operating under false information, his unit made their way to an African village believed to be used as a terrorist training ground, but it was actually full of innocent civilians; unwilling to go back empty-handed, Billy's commanding officer ordered the villagers' executions and used Billy as a scapegoat.
After starting up an underground gondola, Billy pushed Rebecca out of the way of an attacking Eliminator, the two falling down into the waters below. On her own, Rebecca made it to the other side, where she found Captain Enrico. Telling him about losing Billy, Enrico agrees to let her look for him, as long as she is careful. After this, he heads back to his team's meeting point.
On her way to an elevator, the steel shutter behind her closed, and a monster attacked from behind the rubble. Defeating the beast, she went down the elevator and found Billy in the water below. After activating the facility's dam, the two found each other, but to their horror, the bones of many people used in the director's experiments had been thrown around where they were standing. Determined to get out of the place alive, the two fought insurmountable odds before reaching the exit. There, they found the director, James Marcus, unusually youthful looking for an elderly man.
The doctor explained to them that his gruesome death at the hands of Umbrella and with his trusting students Albert and William, and his rebirth from his leeches, he is the man who spread the t-Virus. The doctor suddenly began to vomit out leeches before mutating into a sickening Leech-like foe.
Although he seemed impervious to firearms, Rebecca and Billy quickly discovered that Marcus was vulnerable to sunlight. Billy baited Marcus, while Rebecca was opening the roof hatch eventually exposing Marcus to the light of day. Rebecca tossed Billy a Magnum, who fired at the creature in its weakened state, killing it. The monster plummeted down a cargo elevator shaft, while flames went up as the facility's auto-destruct timer ended. The two escaped just before the training facility/mansion exploded. Rebecca took Billy's Dog Tag, a symbol of a soldier's death, to give Billy a chance of freedom. Afterwards, Billy walked into the trees, never to be seen again. Looking down the cliff edge, Rebecca noticed another mansion; which she remembered Enrico having told her about.
Rebecca reached the mansion later that morning, only to find no one there. Tired from her experiences of the previous night, she fell asleep in one of the servant dormitory's bedrooms, where she had recurring nightmares and was eventually awoken by fellow Bravo team member Richard Aiken.
The two searched the grounds for Marini, whom they relied on for safety after the team split up. However, due to a heightened amount of Web Spinners, the two were forced to abort the search of the grounds and went into the mansion, unaware that their captain would soon come into the dark tunnels near the spider's den. While in the attic, Richard was attacked by a giant snake.[note 2]
Alpha Team was sent to rescue Bravo team,[excerpt 2] and Rebecca was found by Alpha team member Chris Redfield, whose team faced a similar problem to the Bravos. Richard would give Chris his radio so he could call for help, not knowing that it was broken.[note 3]
Eventually, the two uncovered that the Alpha team leader; Albert Wesker, was the one who masterminded the deaths of several S.T.A.R.S. members and was personally responsible for Enrico Marini's assassination. She was shot by him, but she survived due to her bulletproof vest.
After awakening the monstrous Tyrant (T-002 Model), Wesker was swiftly impaled by its claws, dying temporarily. After escaping it, Chris and Rebecca, along with Alpha team members Jill Valentine and Barry Burton, headed up for the heliport after the Mansion's auto-destruct was activated.
The creature would heal from its wounds and attack the surviving S.T.A.R.S. mercilessly. Luckily, Alpha team's pilot; Brad Vickers, flew over and dropped a Rocket launcher to be used on the monster. After the beast was eradicated by the explosive missile, the four escaped with Brad back home.
Upon her return to civilization, Rebecca wrote a police report detailing Billy Coen's "death". What happened to her after that is unknown, but it is evident she returned to society outside of Raccoon City following its demise.
She is the sole survivor of the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team after the events of July, 1998, and is also one of the four former S.T.A.R.S. members still alive (the others being Chris Redfield; Jill Valentine, and Barry Burton).[note 4]
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- ↑ In the original Resident Evil, Rebecca comments that was odd for the helicopter to break down, as she serviced it shortly before the mission.
- ↑ Rebecca tells Chris this after he finds them
- ↑ Brad called three times, but does not receive any responses due to Richard's malfunctioning Walkie Talkie
- ↑ Wesker died in 2009 and Brad in 1998, leaving the number of living members lower than the six just after the mission.
- ↑ Excerpt from Resident Evil Zero (2003), Scene: "Delta Team":
Team leader: This is Delta team, this is delta team. We have regained control of the train - over.
Albert Wesker: Understood...
Albert Wesker: How far away are you from the nearest branch line?
Team leader: About ten minutes to... arg!
- ↑ Excerpt from Resident Evil (2002) opening cutscene:
"Alpha team is flying around the forest zones situated in north-west Raccoon City, where we are searching for the helicopter of our compatriots - Bravo team, who disappeared during the middle of their mission"