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Chimera was a bio-weapon product developed by the Umbrella Corporation, manufactured in the Arklay Laboratory sometime before May 1998. It was a human-fly hybrid, named after a monster of Greek mythology, itself a combination of different animals.

HistoryEdit

Creation Edit

Chimera

Umbrella began using their newly-developed t-Virus strains on animals soon after their founding. However, they were met with problems with their practicality, such as a lack of intelligence or insufficient strength increases which eliminated the Web Spinner as a reliable weapon. In its place, the Chimera project was started, which intended to graft insect DNA into human zygotes. Homeless women were abducted by Umbrella agents and forcibly impregnated with the modified zygotes. Out of various insect-human hybrids that were envisioned as bioweapons, it was a fly-human hybrid that was chosen for continued study. It was subsequently cloned to produce identical bioweapons.[2][excerpt 1]

Legacy Edit

Due to their many flaws, further research into more advanced forms was never conducted, and the Chimera's basic form was never refined to the lengths of the Hunter or the Tyrant.

Several Chimeras were encountered by the S.T.A.R.S. members during the Mansion Incident.[3] In addition, Albert Wesker, shortly after regaining consciousness after the Tyrant "killed" him, encountered a Chimera while attempting to escape, only to effortlessly kill it with a single kick due to his newfound superhuman abilities.[4]

Still, Umbrella continued at least a limited production of Chimeras in other facilities for a number of years, as several were discovered during Chris and Jill's raid on their Caucasus Laboratory, as well as during Wesker's own raid on the facility.[5]

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excerpts
  1. Excerpt from Inside of BIO-HAZARD, p.55: "B.O.W.開発プロジェクトの一環として、 計画中期から、 頻繁に複数の生物の遺伝子の合成が行なわれた。 個々の生物が持つ特性を組み合わせ、 さらに優れた能力を持つ別の生物を作りだすことに成功したのである。 本来なら遺伝子レベルにおいての異種族の生物の結合は、 ことに高等生物になるほど不安定になるのだが、 異常な進化を促すクレイウイルスの助けを借りて、 神の偉業を可能にしたのだ。 ギリシャ神話に登場する、 獅子と山羊と竜の頭を持った合成生物キメラになぞらえて命名されたこのB.O.W.キメラもその産物である。 人工受精させた人間の卵子に、 昆虫の(この場合はハエ) 遺伝子構造をコピーし、 それを人間の女性の胎内に戻して成長させ出産させるという少々狂気的な方法で製造された。 産まれたプロトタイプは人間とハエの特徴を併せ持ち、 ハエの成長サイクルと同じスピードで急成長し、 羽化後に成体となった。"
references
  1. 1.0 1.1 Takeo (ed.), Inside of BIO-HAZARD, p.54.
  2. Takeo (ed.), Inside of BIO-HAZARD, p.55.
  3. Resident Evil (2002).
  4. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), level: "Rebirth 1".
  5. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), level: "Umbrella's End 2".