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"They say that when one door closes, another opens. Well, a door closed tonight. And what a long night it was--but not just for me. Mia and I weren't the only victims here. So were the Bakers. It was that...thing, Eveline, who made them that way. But now Eveline's dead. And these guys are here to clean up the mess. I had just come to terms with losing Mia. But now she's back and wants to start over--put all of this behind us. Maybe this is where the next door opens."
— Ethan Winters

Ethan Winters is an American system engineer from Texas who was a survivor of the Dulvey incident,[2][3] a series of homicides committed by the Baker Family under hypnotic suggestion of their adopted daughter, Eveline. Ethan went to the ranch in search of his wife, Mia, who was believed dead in a hurricane three years earlier. During his imprisonment with the Bakers, Ethan discovered the nature of the killings and killed Eveline with the help of an Umbrella special forces team.


Early life

Ethan married Mia Winters in 2011 where she kept her job as a special agent for The Connections a secret though Ethan suspected that Mia lied to him. Ethan received a video message from her in 2014, telling him that she would be coming home soon. However, she was never seen or heard from again, and for the next three years, Ethan believed her to be dead.

Investigating the Guest House

In July 2017, Ethan received an e-mail from Mia , asking him to come find her at the Baker ranch in Dulvey, Louisiana. An incredulous Ethan traveled to the "Dulvey Haunted House" in search of her, unaware that its owners, the Baker family, had also gone missing in 2014.

Unable to access the main house, Ethan takes a side path leading to the abandoned guest house, encountering a number of disturbing sights along the way. Ethan traveled through an underground shaft where he discovered Andre's maggot-ridden corpse floating in the water. Eventually, he found Mia asleep in a bare cell and freed her. When he confronted her about the email, however, a bewildered Mia claimed that she did not send it. From there, they both attempt to escape the house. However, Mia discovers that the escape route she planned to use had been boarded over by the Bakers. Ethan tells a visibly distressed Mia that he would have a look around. Moments later, someone (presumably Jack) bursts through the wall and grabs Mia. Ethan follows them upstairs, only to receive a phone call from a mysterious woman named Zoe, who tells him that he can escape through the attic. However, the door to the attic is locked, and a possessed Mia attacks Ethan with a knife, forcing the latter to defend himself. Mia throws Ethan through a wall, where he picks up an axe and uses it to defeat Mia, seemingly killing her. But as Ethan attempts to escape the house, he is accosted and attacked by a revived Mia, who uses a chainsaw to sever his left hand. Before she is able to finish him off, Mia momentarily regains control and retreats. Following her upstairs, Ethan is knocked out from behind by Jack Baker, who welcomes him to the "family" and drags both him and Mia to the main house.

Escaping the Main House

While unconscious, Zoe appears and staples Ethan's left hand back on, telling him he has "work to do". She also places the Genome Codex on his wrist. Sometime later, Ethan awakens in a dining room where he meets the Baker family - Jack, his wife Marguerite, son Lucas, and an unnamed, silent elderly woman all enjoying a feast of human organs. Jack attempts to force-feed it to Ethan (as this was one of several methods the Bakers used to turn their victims into Molded), but he immediately spits it out, causing Marguerite to insult him and storm out of the room. In retaliation, Jack picks up a knife and begins stabbing Ethan, only to be interrupted by the arrival of David Anderson. While Jack and Lucas leave to deal with the officer, Ethan escapes his bonds and tries to find a way out of the house. Eventually, Jack returns to the dining room only to find that Ethan is no longer there, and begins hunting for him. Ethan eventually finds a passageway under the floor and uses it to escape Jack, following it to the laundry room where he is once again contacted by Zoe. As Ethan leaves the laundry room, he sees a police officer pounding on the window at the other end of the hallway, ordering him to come over. A relieved Ethan begs the officer to help him escape the house, but is instead treated as a possible suspect and instructed to meet with him in the garage for an interrogation. Ethan agrees, but asks the officer for his gun, telling him that he needs it to defend himself against the Bakers. Although the officer refuses, he gives Ethan a pocket knife before telling him once more to meet him in the garage. Once there, Jack closes the garage door, trapping them both inside, and executes the policeman from behind with a shovel and fights with Ethan. Jack eventually hijacks Ethan's car, driving it into a pile of loose metal scaffolding, which then explodes. Although Jack himself collides with one of the protruding metal bars and is badly burnt in the explosion, he immediately recovers and continues to chase Ethan. Eventually, Ethan finds a ladder and attempts to escape, only for Jack to grab Ethan's gun, point it in his mouth, and blow a hole through his own head.

Believing Jack to be dead, Ethan searches the main hall for a way out of the house. Zoe contacts him once more, revealing that she, her family, and Mia have been contaminated by a mysterious pathogen, asking Ethan to retrieve the necessary items to develop a serum that would cure her and Mia and allow them to escape. She tells Ethan to meet her in her trailer outside of the house once all of the materials have been obtained.

Ethan is chased by Jack again, forcing him to flee towards the basement, where he encounters large numbers of Molded. Finding the key to the dissection room, Ethan enters and tries to grab the last marble dog head he needs to escape the house. However, Jack gets to it first and brings it with him to the drawing room where he intends to finish Ethan off. Placing the dog head on a hook, Jack waits for Ethan to try and grab it before kicking him to the area below, initiating a vicious duel wherein Jack's upper body is completely destroyed, presumably killing him for once and for all. Ethan tells Jack to "stay dead" and uses the dog head to escape the house.

Creating a serum

Escaping the main house, Ethan makes his way over to Zoe's trailer, where he is once again contacted by her. She instructs him to head for the old house, but warns him to stay away from her mother. Ethan is briefly reunited with Mia in a crawlspace, but Lucas appears from behind and kidnaps her. When he finds the key he needs to enter the second floor, Marguerite grabs Ethan and throws him down a flight of stairs. The impact of his fall causes the wooden floor beneath him to break, and Ethan plummets into a hole in the ground, leaving him at the mercy of Marguerite and her mutant bugs. Ethan shoots at Marguerite from the hole, eventually weakening her to the point where she stumbles into the pit and dissolves, allowing Ethan to escape. On the second floor, Ethan discovers the mummified corpse of a "D-Series" child, the basis of the serum. However, he is unable to enter the room where the D-Series arm is stored, as it can only be accessed with Marguerite's lantern. Ethan returns to the pit where he fought Marguerite, only to find that she has escaped with the lantern through a hidden tunnel. Ethan follows the tunnel and arrives at an old greenhouse, where he is confronted by a grotesque, mutated Marguerite. He defeats her, causing her to calcify and crumble to pieces. Ethan picks up her lantern and uses it to grab the D-Series arm from the old house. Back at the trailer, Ethan is contacted by Lucas Baker, who has now captured Zoe as well. He tells Ethan that he can have the D-Series head if he agrees to participate in an "activity" Lucas put together. Before hanging up, Lucas tells Ethan to look in the fridge, where he has placed the Deputy's head along with a note on the back saying, "The pig is waiting for you in the dissection room, bitch".

Ethan proceeded to the dissection room in the Bakers' House, and found the body of the beheaded Deputy with a wooden sign saying "Prove you're a real man and stick your hand down this pig's throat!". Ethan did so, feeling sorry for the deputy, and pulled out the Snake Key. Lucas then announced over an intercom that the key would help him find the two key cards he needed to join the "party". After managing to get his hands on both, Ethan went back outside and used them to enter the "party" - which turned out to be a series of traps set up by Lucas.

After successfully evading Lucas' traps, Ethan made his way to the Pier Boathouse, where he found Mia and Zoe tied up. As he freed the two women, Zoe asked Ethan for the ingredients to the serum that would cure both of them, warning him that her father and Lucas were nearby. Zoe also told Ethan that after making two serums and using them to cure her and Mia, they would escape through the bayou in a boat parked outside the building. But as Ethan grabbed both serum samples, he is grabbed by a horrifically mutated Jack Baker and forced to fight him.

He manages to defeat Jack again by destroying all of his eyes. Moments later, Zoe arrives and tells Ethan to follow her out of the boathouse. Unfortunately, Jack grabbed him as he headed for the door, and on Zoe's urging, used one of the serum samples to defeat Jack. Ethan then met Mia and Zoe on the pier outside the boathouse, and was forced to choose who to cure with the remaining serum. Ethan chose to cure Mia.

Escaping with Mia

Despite telling Zoe that he can find another way to save her, Zoe just orders him to leave with Mia on the boat. Eventually, as the two propel their boat through the bayou, Ethan and Mia stumble upon the wrecked oil tanker. But soon their boat gets stuck and consumed by mold, as Eveline capsizes it to prevent Ethan and Mia from leaving the Baker family's residence.

Later, Mia wakes up and looks around only to find Ethan lying on the ground, unconscious and being consumed by mold. Ethan is then taken to the oil tanker room by Eveline's mold. Imprisoned in a casing of mold, Ethan has a vision of Jack Baker talking to him about how his family found Eveline and then became infected from her, calling it a "gift". Jack then tells Ethan to stop Eveline for his family. Ethan wakes up to Mia ripping him out of the mold. Mia buys time for Ethan to escape the oil room before Eveline possesses Mia, telling him to "kill that little bitch".

Ethan left the ship and ventured out to the Abercrombie Salt Mine in search of Eveline. Ethan found a box containing the E-Necrotoxin, using the Eveline Tissue Samples that Mia had given him in order to craft it. After going through the mines, Ethan found himself back in the Bakers' Guest House. Along the way, however, he suffered flashbacks of the events that occurred inside the old house, with Eveline standing in the background. Ethan traversed the old house in search of Eveline, ultimately coming face-to-face with the girl hell-bent on subjugating his mind. However, Ethan pulled out the E-Necrotoxin, frightening Eveline and causing her to flee. Giving chase, Ethan was assaulted by a hallucinatory Mia wielding a chainsaw. Ultimately, however, he managed to corner Eveline again, and injected her with the E-Necrotoxin despite her power trying to force him back. The Necrotoxin injection disrupted Eveline's hallucinatory control, revealing her true form as the wheelchair-bound "grandma" of the Baker family. As the decrepit woman broke down in tears, her body rapidly followed suit, decaying in seconds until she was one with the Mold beneath their feet. For a moment, it seemed as if Ethan had finally put an end to Eveline, but then Eveline's consciousness commandeered all of the Mold in the Baker residence, returning as a gargantuan, eldritch and very enraged abomination bent on Ethan's destruction.

Forced to fight one last time for his life, Ethan fired again and again into Eveline's face, but to no avail. Suddenly, a crate containing the Albert-01 dropped out of the sky and caused Ethan's codex to respond. Ethan answered the codex to find an unknown person telling him to use the pistol, whose bullets also contained RAMRODs. Ethan did so and after a few shots, finally calcified and killed Eveline once and for all. A man then dropped down from a helicopter and approached Ethan, removing his helmet and introducing himself as Redfield before helping Ethan onto the helicopter. On the helicopter, Ethan was finally reunited with Mia once more, before leaving the Bakers' residence for good, while Redfield's squad took care of the aftermath.

End of Zoe

Before escaping with Mia, Ethan informed Chris and his team about Zoe. They successfully rescued her along with Joe. Ethan later called a recovering Zoe, during which she thanked him for keeping his promise and sending help.


Ethan is a very headstrong and determined man, willing to go forward with searching for his wife even after encountering a dead body, missing persons posters and various other disturbing sights at the beginning of the game. He also seems to be able to restrain his emotions better than most people, as he does not break down after seemingly killing his wife at the beginning of the game, and is generally unperturbed by many of the things he sees and experiences throughout the game (at least less than most people would be). He also has an extremely high pain tolerance, being able to function after having his hand severed, being stabbed multiple times, and being thrown with great force through walls or onto the ground.



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  2. Biohazard 7 Kaitai Shinsho
  3. Driver's License