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Resident Evil Eveline

Resident Evil's Eveline plays an important role in Resident Evil 7 and Village, so let us get you to speed with Capcom's horror game lore.

Resident Evil Eveline: An image of Eveline from the Resident Evil franchise.

There are many moving parts in Resident Evil Lore, and we can’t deny just how important Resident Evil’s Eveline plays an important role in the Winters story arc of RE7 and RE: Village. Not only is she exceptionally creepy, but she will stop at nothing to cause trouble for poor Ethan and his wife Mia. So, you might be wondering exactly who is RE’s Eveline, and what led her to become such a destructive force over the years.

This guide contains spoilers for her story, so take the rest of this guide with a side of caution. If you’re interested in the lore of the Resident Evil games, be sure to check out our other Resi guides, including our bios on Resident Evil’s Lady Dimitrscu, Resident Evil’s Krauser, the Resident Evil Tyrant, and many more. We’ve also got a list of all the Resident Evil movies in chronological order, in case you fancy a big-screen adventure instead.

Here’s everything in our Resident Evil Eveline guide.

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Who is Resident Evil’s Eveline?

Eveline is a genetically modified human that features in the Winters story arc told in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and its sequel, Resident Evil Village. Also known as by her codename E-001, Eveline was developed by The Connections from a sample of dingy mold provided by Miranda (yes, that one). It also contains a sample of DNA from her deceased daughter, Eva.

Eveline was ‘born’ sometime in the early 2000s, but The Connections artificially aged her to make her appear as a ten-year-old child to suit her purpose as a bio-weapon capable of easy infiltration. I mean, you’d never expect that sweet little girl to be a literal weapon of mass destruction, right?

However, her creation became a controversial topic in the world of bio-weapons and weaponry, not just because of the moral gray area of using a child for mass destruction, but also because her ability to end battles through mind control essentially renders traditional bio-weapons, firearms, and chemical and nuclear weapons obsolete. Of course, the big weapon companies don’t want that, do they?

With groups like Blue Umbrella doing their best to hunt down Eveline and her creators, The Connections decided to take her into hiding in 2014. Agents Alan Droney and, most notably, Mia Winters (Resident Evil Ethan’s wife) posed as Eveline’s parents as they escorted her aboard a cargo ship bound for Central America, with the goal of hiding her away in a second laboratory. On the journey, Eveline’s obsession with the idea of forming the perfect family around her kicked into full swing, leading her to rebel against her captors as the ship sailed into a violent hurricane.

Eveline infected the ship with mold, leading many of the crew and passengers on board, including Alan Droney, to die. When the ship eventually crashed, Eveline and a newly infected Mia washed up on the shore in the bayou of Dulvey, Louisiana. Jack Baker soon rescued them and took them back to his family’s ranch, where Eveline slowly infected the Bakers with mold, one by one, allowing her to control them and force them into becoming members of her ‘perfect family’.

The Bakers weren’t enough for Eveline though – and she began ordering them to go out and abduct people with hopes of expanding her family even further. However, without proper medication, Eveline began to age at an unnaturally rapid rate, and by early 2017 she donned the appearance of an eighty-year-old woman and remained in a wheelchair to preserve her mobility. Starting to sound familiar?

Soon enough, Ethan Winters arrives in search of his wife Mia – and thus begins the events of Resident Evil 7 and the notorious Baker House Incident. Of course, good old Eveline was never going to go out without a fight – she does technically share DNA with the mighty Mother Miranda, after all – but you’ll have to play through Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil: Village, and Village’s DLC, Shadow of Rose to get the full picture.

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What is Resident Evil Eveline’s personality?

Eveline is an artificially created bio-weapon, so it is safe to say her personality is a little hard to pin down. However, she undoubtedly shows her colors as a bloodthirsty, homicidal, and manipulative, but at times it seems as though she doesn’t actually understand the evil nature of her actions. She treads the border between a real and deeply traumatized young girl and a powerful, superhuman being, making her extremely dangerous as her turbulent emotions lead her to lash out and use her powers to control those around her.

There is a human side to her though, as she sometimes displays her insecurity and humanity. She may be a sentient weapon, but she’s also a lonely, orphaned child seeking love and approval. At the end of the day, she just wants a loving family to fall back on – which is where her jealously toward Ethan’s daughter Rosemary likely stems from. These insecurities are highlighted even further by her inability to understand why Mia and Ethan dislike her, and her clear lack of trust in anyone who claims they are trying to help her.

Resident Evil Eveline game appearances

Eveline appears as an antagonist in multiple forms across the following games:

  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose (DLC)

We don’t know if Eveline will return in any future games or spin-offs, but we’ll update this guide if she ever pops up again.

And that’s everything you need to know about Resident Evil’s Eveline. If you’re looking for some more spooks beyond the RE series, check out our list of the best horror games. Or, if you fancy taking a trip to the stars to wash the taste of mold from your mouth, head over to our Honkai Star Rail codes and Honkai Star Rail tier list.