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BIOHAZARD CODE:Veronica VOL.18 is the eighteenth volume of a manhua series published by the Hong Konger comics publisher, SkyWalker, and officially-licensed by Capcom. The name of the individual story is "The Final Battle" (最終惡鬥).
Chris has rescued Claire in the Antarctic hall. As they get ready to leave, they see Alexia Ashford looking down at them from the second floor. Claire leaves her brother to go check up on Steve in the Bastille. She finds him forced to his seat by a giant axe. She is unable to free him, and is forced to simply watch as he begins to feel intense pain. When he raises his head to see her, Claire is horrified to see Steve begint to mutate.
Steve grows several feet and easily moves the axe out of the way. Succuming to the virus, Steve swings the axe at Claire, who uses her acrobtic talents to avoid each hit. Running to the other end of the room, Claire jumps up at a shutter to pull it down and protect her. A tentacled breaks through the wall and wraps around Claire as Steve braeks through the bars. Swinging his axe, Steve severs the tentcle instead of Claire. The tentacle repays this act of trechery by stabbing Steve in the stomach before leaving.
Claire comforts a dying Steve, who reverts to a more human form, though sickly pale. He then dies in her arms while she cries.
Meanwhile, Chris hides behind a pillar in the hall as Alexia walks downstairs to the newly arrived Albert Wesker. Mutating in a fiery display to fight the former S.T.A.R.S. Captain, she thwos him to the other end of the room with a Ki blast. She throws him again when Wesker tries to stand up. Chris makes his presence known, and demands Alexia tell him what happened to Steve. As she mutters an answer, Chris races upstairs to the Bastille. Discovering that Steve is on the other side of the door, she slips him a card key, hoping he can find a way to save her.