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Little Girls Lost in the Dark was a Capcom development blog published 14 August 2009. It is the seventeenth in a series of some twenty-three blogs detailing the development of the game.
There are 2 little girls in this game.
The darkside that each of them possesses is one of the themes of this game.
The first of them, Sherry Birkin, you already know.
Leon and Claire meet her at the Raccoon City Police Station, but they fail to earn her trust and she runs away. There is a reason for this and it comes out in Sherry's character.
Belying her dainty, flower-girl like appearance, she is very distrustful of people and is a child with a very strong will. One might even go so far as to say that she is stubborn. Couple that with her general mistrust of people, and I think that explains her poor communication skills. Even in school, I see her as having a very dark personality.
What kind of background does Sherry come from?
Leon and Claire come to learn of Sherry's complex home situation.
Both of her parents are researchers with the same aspirations, totally absorbed in their work. Neither one of them could be described as family oriented; at best you could call them distant. Unfortunately, their research left them little time to consider their daughter. They may have even been driven by the prospect of publishing their own research and gaining notoriety and fame.
Over time, having been brought up in such a household, Sherry had put up a wall between herself and the outside world. Perhaps she resigned herself to never trusting others, and living a life of solitude.
However, things begin to change for Sherry after she meets Leon and Claire.
Will this new interpersonal connection shine a new light into her life?
The other little girl in the game is the very young Alexia.
Alexia was raised a child prodigy. At the age of 10, viral research became the centerpiece of her life, to the point that she became obsessed with it. Her level of genius was unmatched. She was on a whole other level entirely. With her superior intellect, one could hardly refer to her as a child.
Her father, Alexander, mysteriously went missing, but he couldn't be described as a caring father either. He was focused solely on taking back power within the Umbrella Corporation. Allowing Alexia to continue her viral research was merely a part of that process. Years of living under such conditions engrained within Alexia delusions of being special and different from other people. Her bloated perception of herself as being a “Solitary Queen” only grew bigger.
They say that the apple never falls far from the tree. This must be true of even bad apples.
Both of these little girls are like mirrors that reflect the darkside of their parents.
Perhaps all they really wanted was to have close relationships with their parents.
What lies in store for these lonely little girls who were pulled into the darkness...?
We're calling the new trailer which comes out in Cologne, Germany next week, “Darkside”.
For now, you should be able to get a sense of the girls' loneliness from the expressions on their faces.
■ About Me
Recently the air plants (Tillandsia) I've been keeping have been dying. I like air plants and carnivorous plants, so I've got a few of them in my house. Of course, Ivy is one of my favorite Resident Evil monsters. I also like the plant-based Ultraman bad guys.