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(Unique game aspects not part of story canon)
Sven was a refugee fleeing the effects of the Global T-Virus pandemic state with Jill Valentine's convoy. He is described as a "Nordic Giant". While checking out a motel on the Arizona-Nevada border, Sven was attacked by a zombie. He would later attempt to sacrifice his life to save the convoy from a zombie attack, but transformed as a result of the earlier attack. He was killed by Carlos as he tried to attack Alice.
Sven appears in the 2005 version of Resident Evil: Extinction, then under the working title "Afterlife". His character was merged into L.J.'s for the final version.