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E-001, codenamed "Eveline", was a genetically-modified human conceived as part of the next generation of bioweapons research conducted by The Connections, designed to eliminate enemies without the need for combat. As a result of the merging of an anomalous bacteria into her genome during the embryonic stage, she gained the ability to control the minds of people who came in contact with her. Eveline was unique in being both the first E-Type bioweapon, as well as her unhealthy obsession with creating a family to suit her own needs.
E-001 also known as Eveline was born some time in 2014, and was artificially aged to appear as a ten-year-old child to suit her purpose for infiltration. Her birth proved to be controversial in the bio-weapons and general weaponry market in general, as her projected ability to end battles through mind control rendered the economically-devastating traditional bio-weapons as well as conventional weapons such as firearms, chemical weapons or even nuclear weapons obsolete. With groups such as Blue Umbrella determined to track down her creator's and kill Eveline, the company made the decision in October 2014 to take her into hiding. Agents Alan and Mia Winters discretely took Eveline with them on the cargo ship Annabelle bound for Central America, where they planned to disembark and take her to a second laboratory. Eveline quickly became accustomed to Mia, referring to her as her "mommy" as she had for previous carers in the lab; the difference here however was that to avoid attracting suspicion Mia and Alan were to put on the act of parents when in public.
On October 5 the ship a hurricane approached. Eveline became unstable infecting Alan and then running away adamant on not spending her life in a laboratory. During hiding on the ship Eveline began vomiting excessive amounts of Mold, and then turned on the crew. Eveline later accelerated Alan's consumption by the Mold as punishment for calling her "that little bitch", and infected Mia with the Mold as well in the hopes of keeping her alive under her control. The two fell into the Gulf of Mexico as the ship's tankers exploded.
Eveline and Mia were recovered by the Baker family on October 10 after the storms had subsided. With Mia unconscious, they had no way of knowing the danger Eveline placed, and instead provided the two with boarding. Eveline was given Lucas and Zoe's old bedroom and Zoe was sent out to provide her with new clothing. However, Eveline ran away and infected Marguerite and Jack, turning them against the two. It took about two weeks to keep the Bakers under her control though, with them lapsing back to their normal states with a deep suspicion of Eveline but unable to remember why.
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Over the next three years Eveline began ordering Jack, Marguerite, and Lucas to abduct homeless people and tourists in the hopes of adding them to her adopted family. Though Lucas was immune to her mind control thanks to a serum provided by The Connections, he nonetheless kept up the pretense and was able to fool her into thinking he was still under her control. Jack and Marguerite, meanwhile remained under her control for the rest of their lives, and had them kill most of the abducted when they were deemed unfit to be part of her family. Eveline's obsession with family drove the Bakers to abduct more and more people in 2016, attracting national attention. It accelerated in the latter half of the year as her body began to wither from the effects of rapid aging at twenty-five times the typical human rate, due to not receiving her medication. By early 2017 Eveline had the appearance of an eighty-year-old woman and was placed in a wheelchair to preserve her mobility. The Bakers nonetheless increased their abductions in accordance with Eveline's wishes.
Arrival of Ethan WintersEdit
In July 2017, Eveline manipulated Mia into contacting her husband, Ethan, in the hopes he could be turned into another father figure for her. When he freed Mia, intent on escaping the Bakers' guest house with her, Eveline ordered her to kill Ethan in response to his inadvertent attempt to break up the family.
Eveline was properly introduced to Ethan in the middle of the night when Jack recovered his unconscious body and set him at the dinner table next to her. From her wheelchair she slowly followed Ethan around the property, occasionally causing hallucinations such as the sound of childish giggling. A visual hallucination appeared to Ethan when he recovered the arm of a D-Type bio-weapon. After Mia was treated with a serum made from the arm, she also began hallucinating Eveline, who became enraged with her when she expressed disgust at the prospect of being her "mommy".
In the early hours of the morning, Ethan began to experience increasingly intense hallucinations of Eveline as she focused all her power on controlling him. Despite giving him visions of Mia swinging a chainsaw at him, Ethan was able to reach the attic of the guest house where the real Eveline was hiding. When Eveline was injected with the E-Necrotoxin, her ability to control his mind ended and he could only see her aged form. Eveline began to cry, lamenting that everyone "hated" her and screaming about how much it hurts. Her body then broke down and merged with the Mold around the house, turning her into a large Mold-based creature towering over the guest house. Her fight with Ethan was short thanks to the efforts of a Blue Umbrella helicopter in dropping an Albert-01 for Ethan to use. Suffering serious damage, Eveline finally calcified and her body broke into pieces.
Eveline is a unique bioweapon, using a fungus produced by her body to control people's minds. Its filaments lead to the origin of bacterium superorganisms known as Mold, which Eveline utilizes to infect other people through by infusing it directly into their bodies. She can do so either through physical contact, by engulfing people in the Mold, or by getting her victims to consume the infection in some way, as she was able to contaminate the Baker families food supply to get their victims infected by feeding them the infected food. Once the degree of the contamination is high enough, her mind and that of the victims' become connected through biological and chemical conditions, allowing her to influence her victim's behavior and actions and manipulating them into doing her biddings, such as causing them to become hostile or perform self-mutilation. With psychological shock breaking down her victim's natural mind barrier, she is able to brainwash her victims.
Her victims can become physically affected by her as well, gaining a variable level of inhuman strength, resilience, mobility and regenerative capabilities. Some of them even develop more unusual abilities, such as Marguerite Baker becoming more insect-like and being able to both control insects and house them inside her body. This worked well if the host's brain proved to be compatible, but otherwise, they would slowly die and their biomass would be consumed by the Mold and converted into the Molded.
In her young form, she appeared to possess telekinetic capabilities, allowing her to shut doors while running away from Mia on board the cargo ship, even though she did not physically touch them and caused a man running towards Mia to suddenly explode into blood and gore. Additionally, Eveline was able to project shockwaves capable of knocking back Ethan and Mia on separate occasions. However, this ability is only shown while she appeared as a hallucination, making it possible that she cannot truly affect the physical world in such a manner. Despite this, she could use her form as a hallucination to rapidly appear and disappear in the eyes of those she telepathically communicates with, simulating the ability to teleport.
Eveline's control over the Mold additionally allows her to create the Molded out of the human biomass of corpses or even infected people, transforming them into Molded. This also allows her to make the infection lethal to a host to degenerate or calcify their bodies at various rates, She notably was able to cause the infection inside of Alan to rapidly engulf his body and caused him to vomit bile until he died. She could direct the growth of the Mold grow over large areas and inside structures, as well as animating its mass to ensnare and expand into giant tentacles. Some of the structures would fuse to ensnared human for their biomass to be converted into Molded.
She also undergoes rapid aging if she does not receive a medication that slows it to a normal rate. Due to her physical deterioration and being injected with the serum that counteracted her infection, her body was consumed by it, converting all of the accumulated Mold's mass into a single physical super-organism which appears as a humongous mass of black tendrils and her face in its center.
Eveline's personality was that of a troubled young girl with a deadly obsession for a "family", which is questioned in one of the research notes to be either because she instinctively considered a family a better means of infiltrating than just a lone person, or because she herself lacked the kind of love expected from a family due to growing up as a test subject and in quarantine. Eveline was willing to do anything to build a family for herself, often resorting to abusing and killing people who did not want (or whom she deemed unfit) to be part of it. She could be childishly violent and vindictive. Lucas, in an email, details how she still has the mentality of someone her age, this is further elaborated after Ethan injects her with necrotoxin where she tearfully asks why she's hated, something a child would ask when in trouble.
- "Are you mad at me, mommy?"
- "They're mine now."
- "Hello, sister."
- "Kill him, mommy."
- "Over here, mommy"
- "Stay away."
- "I'm tired of waiting."
- "Are you remembering?"
- "You need to remember, so we can be a family."
- "He doesn't love you. I can make him love you"
- "You're not my mommy. Remember?"
- "You're just a little boy."
- "He doesn't want to be my daddy? Then he can die."
- "Now it's mommy's turn to kill you."
- "Why does everyone hate me?"
- "It hurts! It hurts! It hurts!"
- "Damn you. Damn you all to hell!" (English only)
- "I just wanted a family."
Eveline is encountered as a multiple stage final boss in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The first part of the fight starts while the player is in the Guest House after the event where Ethan threatens her with the E-Necrotoxin. Eveline will be stationary in the attic and will release a force that damages and pushes the player back every so often. The player can not aim weapons at Eveline during this phase. When the player gets close enough, this phase will end and an event will play where Ethan uses the E-Necrotoxin on her.
During the next phase, the player is restricted to just the attic. Eveline will be a huge mutated face and slowly consume the attic. The player only needs to do enough damage by the time she reaches the end. If the player hasn't done enough damage or gets too close to her face, she will eat Ethan, resulting in a game over.
If the player has done enough damage, she will push Ethan through the wall and the fight will continue after a cutscene.
During the last part of the fight, Ethan is immobile on the ground, and the player only needs to aim at Eveline who is now towering over him. As long as the player does any damage in between each scripted event they will not die. After a while, the Albert-01 will be dropped for the player and they must pick it up and use it. After a few shots Eveline will be defeated and the game will be completed.
- The photograph of the elderly Eveline marked with number "E-001" can be found at the beginning of the game, long before it is relevant. It is unknown who took the picture, though it was likely taken by Lucas, as he kept observing Eveline throughout the 3 years gap after escaping Eveline's control and wrote a report about it on his laptop.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 kaitaishinsho, p.012.
- ↑ Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), file: "Marguerite's Notebook"
- ↑ Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), file: "R and D Report (2 of 2)"
- ↑ Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), file: "Infection Report"