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"Where do you think you're going!?"
— Marguerite

Marguerite Baker was a resident of the Baker ranch household, a mansion in Dulvey, Louisiana. She was the wife of Jack Baker and mother of Zoe and Lucas Baker.

BiographyEdit

Pre-infection Edit

Marguerite was the matriarch of the Baker family, which consisted of her husband, Jack, and children, Lucas and Zoe. They lived in a large plantation, an extensive compound hidden in the Louisiana swamps, comprising a mansion and an older house, with mines and a pier nearby.

In 2014, the Baker family encountered Mia Winters and Eveline, who had been washed ashore after being shipwrecked, and decided to take them in to help them. Unbeknownst to them, Eveline was a bio-organic weapon who possessed telepathic powers and was obsessed with having a family of her own. Eventually, the family became suspicious of Eveline's power.

Under Eveline's Influence Edit

Eveline slowly infected both Mia and the Baker family through her mold. Marguerite consulted a doctor, who advised her to come back for further testing, as they had found mold on her skull during an x-ray. She planned to return the doctor, but Eveline's infection would consume her before she could, and the newly possessed Marguerite would now view her infection as a "gift". She hid a D-Series Arm in Eveline's room to keep it safe, as it could be manufactured as a serum to eliminate the "gift" in a victim's body.

Her descent into madness can be gleaned from her notebook, the pages of which are scattered throughout the house. As a result of the infection, Marguerite gained the ability to control mutant insects that hatched from Eveline's mold.

As the infection's hold over them strengthened, the family withdrew from community life completely, leading to the locals declaring them dead and label sightings of the infected family members as supernatural phenomena. In actuality, Marguerite and her family were capturing people and turning them into Molded, which would add to the "family" Eveline wanted. They kept a list of the people they killed and turned, as well as newspapers reporting the dramatic increase in disappearances.

The family also turned to cannibalism, with most of the food Marguerite cooked being human body parts harvested from their victims. Zoe, who had managed to develop a serum that would suppress her infection, fled the house and hid out in the family trailer, where she guided kidnapped victims to escape. Marguerite and the family were aware of her "betrayal", however, and began antagonizing her.

In June 2017, three years after the arrival of Eveline, the American TV paranormal investigation series Sewer Gators investigated the house as a possible episode, resulting in the murders of producer Andre Strickland and presenter Peter Walken.[1] The crew's cameraman, Clancy Jarvis, was shackled to the bed of the kids' room while Marguerite welcomes him and forces him to eat their food, as she plans for him to join their "family". Clancy manages to uncover the puzzles around the room, but in the process caused loud noises that forced him to return to the bed as the Baker matriarch returned.

Marguerite would bring more food and would become more antsy as Clancy refuses to eat the food, as the latter had been using the utensils in his escape plan. Eventually, Marguerite returns to the bedroom where she realizes that Clancy had broken out. Clancy lunges at her and stabs her at the throat, which incapacitates her as she screams insults at him as he escapes.

Ethan's Arrival Edit

Ethan Winters, Mia's husband, arrived at the Baker house a month after the incident with the Sewer Gators, after Eveline had sent an email message disguised as Mia. After encountering an infected Mia, Ethan was captured by Jack, and had his hacked hand stapled back on by Zoe. Some time after this, Mia escaped captivity[2][3] and attempted to flee from Marguerite, but was spotted by the infected woman, who was also aware of Mia's collusion with Zoe to escape. Marguerite pursued and eventually managed to corner her in a crawlspace in the old house, but Mia videotaped the event, and the recording would later be found in the mansion by Ethan.

Later, she prepared a dinner to "welcome" Ethan into their lifestyle, but became enraged at him when he spat out the human body parts that Jack attempted to feed him.[4] The meal was cut short, however, when a deputy arrived, and Marguerite left with the rest of the family to answer the door. After Ethan took the chance to escape, he discovered Mia's videotape and learned of both Marguerite's abilities and the layout of the old house.

When Ethan entered the second house in search of the D-Series Arm which could create the serum, Marguerite appeared once again, continually attacking him with her bugs as she stalked him throughout the old house. Eventually, she appeared at a door and demanded that he "stay the fuck out" before slamming it and presumably sending her insects after him. Unlike her husband, Marguerite attempted to stay as quiet as possible. Eventually, she trapped Ethan in a hole and sent her insects after him, but Ethan managed to fight off the insects and severely wound her, causing her to fall into the hole. She clung to her lantern, however, summoning a swarm of thick, cockroach-like insects to cover her and damage Ethan if he remained with her.

Final confrontation with Ethan and death Edit

Ethan discovered that in order to access the second floor of the house and retrieve the arm, he had to retrieve Marguerite's lantern. Upon returning to the hole, he discovered that Marguerite had regenerated, but with grotesquely elongated limbs, causing her to resemble an oversized insect. He tracked Marguerite to a greenhouse, where Marguerite attacks once again, crawling along the walls and summoning insects to attack Ethan. However, Ethan managed to spot her weakness - a large hive in her stomach. After a long, tense battle, Ethan killed Marguerite and she crumbled into a hard cocoon, allowing Ethan to retrieve her lantern.

Aftermath Edit

Marguerite's death marked the deaths of her insects. Jack, who mutated into a massive creature under a combination of both the mold and the regeneration ability granted by Eveline, later found out about Marguerite's death, and while fighting Ethan at the boat house proceeded to sob and say her name. While Ethan was cocooned later by Eveline, he saw a vision of Jack, who reveals that his family, including Marguerite, used to be good people. He then pled with Ethan to "free" his family from Eveline. After Ethan killed Eveline, he acknowledged that the Baker family were simply victims of Eveline's possession - as much victims as he and Mia.

Gameplay Edit

Marguerite is encountered in the "Mia" videotape (gameplay released earlier as the "Lantern" demo, indicative by Marguerite's lantern). As Mia, the player would have to evade Marguerite until getting captured by her in the crawlspace. She would roam the Old House to find her, and getting captured by her before the crawlspace event results in a game over.

While playing as Ethan, while on the second floor of the Main House outside the Recreation Room, the player can see Marguerite walk from the Trailer to the path that leads to the Old House.

Marguerite later appears when the player arrives obtains the Stone Statuette in the Old House and attempts to leave the Living Room. She will close the door which will then be covered by spiders and now be actively roaming the Old House. During this phase she attacks by sending bugs to attack the player. If enough damage is done to her an event will play where she knocks Ethan down and leaves, resulting her no longer being present in the house.

The first boss battle with her occurs when the player has acquired the Crow Key and walks up to the locked door that leads to the Alter. An event will play where Marguerite will throws Ethan onto the ground which breaks under him and he falls into a hole. She simply stands from the top and summon her insects to attack. She will always knock the player back down if they try climbing out. After enough damage is done to her, she will collapse and fall into the hole.

The final boss fight occurs with Marguerite when they enter the Greenhouse. When the player walks up the stairs she will burst through the window attempt to grab the player. If caught, the player must attack her until she lets go and retreats. If the player avoids her, she will retreat anyway. The fight is initiated when the player goes to the 2nd floor.

During this fight, Marguerite can crawl on the walls. She would flee and hide after being injured by Ethan, before returning to surprise or hunt him down. After landing enough hits at her, she would stand up and expose her weak spot - the insect hive at her stomach. Upon defeat she leaves behind her Lantern.

Marguerite is the final boss of the Ethan Must Die mini-game.

Personality Edit

Marguerite was once a caring, dutiful and traditional aged housewife who became twisted under Eveline's "gift", becoming a demented and psychopathic shell of her former self. Even when she initially became infected by Eveline's gift, she showed some hints at her prior nature, where she tells Zoe to come out of hiding in a gentle manner to meet Eveline (a noticeable contrast with her treatment of Mia in a similar situation later on where she was very hostile even when she tries to find her), and will noticeably hesitate to harm Zoe and even fight off Eveline's control long enough for Marguerite to give Zoe a key to the family car so the latter can find help.

Marguerite still attempts to treat her "guests" with care, only to serve up rotting food and Eveline's corrupting gift as meals. When her food is refused or she is challenged in general her sweet facade drops, revealing a violent and unhinged individual who threatens in the most disturbing ways imaginable. In some cases, she even reacts violently towards an individual simply to take her anger out for an unrelated event. This was best demonstrated during the Bedroom DLC where she marches into Clancy's "bedroom" and proceeds to repeatedly stab him almost to death due to extreme anger from an argument with Jack Baker, only stopping when the latter arrived to apologize for his earlier behavior.

Marguerite lives in a delusion where she is convinced she is being the best she can be, and as such cannot understand why her precious guests refuse to eat or constantly try to escape. This only worsens her rage, complete with psychopathic fits as she hunted for Mia while screaming about the ungratefulness of her guests.

In the latter stages of her illness as she began to embrace Eveline's "Gift", Marguerite began to adopt a darkly religious outlook in private affairs, making a "shrine" out of the D-series cranium briefcase, accepting the D-series arm from Eveline as a "gift of fortune" and and threatening horrible retribution on anyone who dared to touch these gifts, even her own daughter.

She also seems to have a huge fondness for bugs, at least post-infection, to the extent that she takes offense at anyone using phrases that infer bugs get hurt. This is implied by Jack Baker when, while stating his intentions to "squish [Ethan] like a bug", he then worries about whether Marguerite heard him say that.

AbilitiesEdit

Out of all of the Baker family members, she is the most visibly inhuman upon receiving Eveline's "gift", sporting demonic eyes and gaining the ability to control mutant insects. Belying her frail appearance, Marguerite possesses superhuman strength and speed. Her speed is demonstrated by her hunting down an escaping Mia Winters: Upon detecting Mia she is capable of outrunning her, and also proceeds to lift her up by the neck, and later her dragging Mia by the legs with minimal effort in the crawlspace at the end of the video. She also demonstrated a similar speed burst when, after Clancy taunted her after she discovered he was missing from the bed, rushed into the nearby room and proceeded to lift him up, although Clancy proceeded to temporarily stun her by stabbing her in the neck. She also has the peculiar ability to control bugs, ranging from bees to spiders, when she fought Mia's husband Ethan in attempt to stop him from entering her "shrine" room, via use of a lantern.

Like the rest of the Baker family, she possesses the ability to regenerate from damage, although she is far from invincible. When stabbed by Clancy, she only reacts with irritation, although she does struggle in trying to get the knife out of her. When severely wounded by Ethan, she was covered by insects and later appeared in a greenhouse with massively enlarged limbs, apparently having fused with them. In this state, she gained the ability to crawl along walls like an insect and would use this ability to ambush Ethan. More disturbingly, her lower abdomen becomes a swollen insect hive which she could discharge swarms toward Ethan, but would cause considerable pain to her as a weak spot if Ethan successfully damages it. Even prior to her transformation, however, she can partially morph by having a centipede-like creature emerge from her mouth. She demonstrated this first to Zoe, in an attempt to show off Eveline's "gift", and later if she catches Clancy out of bed.

Quotes Edit

  • "Where do you think you're going!?"
  • "I told you to stay outta here!!!"
  • "You're not going anywhere, mister."
  • "There you are! You gave us quite a scare, young lady!"
  • "I'm sick and tired over being sick and tired of your bullshit, girl."
  • "Why are you putting me through this?"
  • "What have I done to deserve this except open my home and feed you?"
  • "I don't understand you at all. This is a gift."
  • "This house—this house has seen more than you can imagine, and it knows."
  • "You just don't understand or is it that you just don't care?"
  • "Every step you take away from me, you spit in her face."
  • "You best be thankful she loves you."
  • "How many times do I have to tell you, god damn it? This house is off limits!"
  • "There are known unknowns here, and you've not paid fucking attention."
  • "Don't move!"
  • "You've been a bad girl."
  • "Stay right there, you little bitch!"
  • "I'll feed you to my babies and fertilize the garden with what was left."
  • "We open our home! We open our hearts! And what do you do?!"
  • "She loves you. She wants us to be a family, god damn it."
  • "You...you! All you have to do is accept her fucking gift!"
  • "We love you...Why can't you see that?!"
  • "Gotcha!"
  • "There's no way out of there, missy."
  • "Stay the fuck out!"
  • "Alright, you little cocksucker, let's get down to business."
  • "This is what you get for messin' around in places you ain't supposed to!"
  • "This is beyond the pale, you hear me! Beyond the pale!"
  • "Come here, my pretties!"
  • "You're gonna die in this hole and you're gonna like it!"
  • "Lord only knows what you and Zoe have been up to."
  • "Try and get away from my babies, you cocksucker!"
  • "Alright, you piece of shit--I've have about enough of you!"
  • "Yes, my kiddies!"
  • "Fucking shitcock, show yourself!"
  • "Not nice, cher."
  • "You think you can waltz in here and have your way with my family?"
  • "It's mine...It's mine...my light..."

Further notesEdit

  • Marguerite is the French variation of the name "Margaret" originally derived from Persian "Morvared" meaning Pearl. Given her name, mannerisms, and the history of white settlement in Louisiana, she is likely of Cajun French descent.
  • Her attachment to her lantern may come from a typical trait of insects to be attracted to light.

GalleryEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Resident Evil 7 Teaser Demo: Beginning Hour
  2. http://www.gamespot.com/articles/resident-evil-7-continues-to-break-from-tradition-/1100-6442758/
  3. http://www.siliconera.com/2016/08/17/resident-evil-7s-gamescom-2016-trailer-shows-new-gameplay-introduces-marguerite-baker/
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8m2YJaidbc

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