Game Characters Even The Creators Hated

It’s easy to make fun of Ashley Graham for her AI programming. The character shouting for help every few seconds is probably burned into the brains of many who otherwise consider “Resident Evil 4” one of the greatest horror games ever created. Series creator Shinji Mikami has a different pick for his least favorite, however.

Most of the female characters in the “Resident Evil” universe are notably independent and capable. Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield go head-to-head with mutated bioweapons with just as much ferocity and ability as Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy, which is why Rebecca falls short in Shinji Mikami’s eyes.

“I don’t know if I’ve put more emphasis on women characters, but when I do introduce them, it is never as objects,” Mikami stated in an interview with The Guardian. “If I had to name the woman character I most disliked in my games it would be Rebecca Chambers[.] She’s submissive, she’s not independent. I didn’t want to include her but the staff wanted that kind of character in the game, for whatever reason. I’m sure it made sense to them.”

A lack of agency is as good a reason as any to dislike a character. Chambers has been with the series since the beginning, but she arguably didn’t really come into her own until she took the leading role in the prequel, “Resident Evil 0.”

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