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Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil Extinction (Novel)
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Resident Evil: Extinction is the novelization of the Anderson film of the same name. Written by Keith R. A. DeCandido, it is the last novel in his series based on the franchise. Uncommon for novelizations, it was published before the release of the film.

The novel is divided into two parts: "Before and After", and "Fight for Survival". The first seventeen chapters alternate between telling the events immediately after Apocalypse and the beginning of the Extinction film (alternating via odd and even-numbered chapters). The latter half of the book describes the events of the later parts of the film.

PlotEdit

Part One: Before and AfterEdit

In the evacuation of Raccoon City, Dr. Jim Kimble is assigned by the Umbrella Corporation to test blood samples for viral infection. He hears rumours that the virus was created by Umbrella, themselves, and that it led to the deaths of all 500 Hive employees under Raccoon City. He is becoming tired from having to process so many evacuees throughout the day. When an old man collapses while awaiting a screening, Kimble has Sergeant Wells move his daughter away from him; the old man reanimates as a zombie and bites Wells before Jill Valentine kills him. Anderson, the head of security, bluetoothes in to a man named Giddings, ordering the termination of the evacuation. Kimble is led away by a woman named Zoll, but drops and breaks the old man's test tube. As Major Cain orders the Security Division to shoot at the civilians to get them away from Raven's Gate Bridge, Kimble notices that his bandage fell off when he smashed the beaker.

In the three weeks after the destruction, the reports relating to the T-virus outbreak are swept aside with those of a catastrophic failure at the Raccoon City Nuclear Plant. Alice, who seemingly perished in a helicopter crashed, is successfully revived at an Umbrella facility in San Francisco through the T-virus. When they release her, she kills several people and escapes in a car with Jill Valentine and Carlos Olivera. Dr. Isaacs orders the facility to be destroyed as Umbrella staff relocate to their nerve centre in Detroit, Michigan. Hiding out at a motel in Idaho, the fugitives discuss what they can do to prove Umbrella's guilt, given Terri Morales' footage being censured. Alice suggests providing the Treasury Department with the evidence proving Umbrella nuked Raccoon City; since only the President can authorise the use of nuclear weapons, Umbrella would pose a direct threat to the President and thus the United States. Meanwhile, Angie uses her father's computer programming to upload the camera footage to the Internet without it being traced back to the motel. Word spreads through news reports of a viral outbreak in San Francisco, California, the gang realise the T-virus managed to escape quarantine in Raccoon City, or otherwise Umbrella failed a second time at containment. They conclude they can take advantage of the situation to persuade the federal agents hunting them that they were telling the truth; Alice chooses to leave the gang in order to lead Umbrella away from them.

Part Two: Fight for SurvivalEdit

The novel touches upon the fates of Jill Valentine and Angela Ashford, neither of whom appear in the film. A good portion of the book is dedicated to Jill's exploits as a solitary wanderer traveling the wasteland of America.

CharactersEdit

  • Dr. Jim Kimble - a researcher assigned with blood screening for T-viral infection in Raccoon City.
  • Anderson - the head of security during the Raccoon City evacuation.
  • Jill Valentine - a former member of S.T.A.R.S. and survivor of Raccoon City.

Plot differences Edit

The scene where Alice attacks the Umbrella tent plays out differently in the novel. Whereas she shoots each Security Division member and researcher in the film, the novel has her impale a guard with her kukris, leading him to spray the others with bullets as he falls.

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Preceded By Position Succeeded By
Resident Evil: Apocalypse Keith R. A. DeCandido novel none

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  • She is DEAD!

    15 messages
    • Kept in check with anti virus she obviously ran out and therefore mutated and/or turned
    • What about Carlos, he was bitten in Apocalypse and given the anti virus only once, he appeared in the third film and was completely fine

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