Resident Evil: Revelations

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Now how am I supposed to win a staring contest against THAT?
"We are Veltro, vengeful messengers from the depths of the Inferno!"
—The Veltro agent, Jack Norman.

A Resident Evil game for the Nintendo 3DS, later released for PC and most consoles (in 2013 and in 2017 as HD versions). It returns to the roots of the series with a larger emphasis on the classic elements of Survival Horror and tense exploration, whilst still retaining the Third-Person Shooter gameplay of the newer titles. Set in 2005, the basic premise is that Chris and Jessica Sherawat, another BSAA agent, have gone missing. Jill and Jessica's partner, Parker Luciani, go on board a ship to find them. Unfortunately, things spiral out of control, as almost everyone on the ship is dead and BOWs are running amuck, thanks to a new virus called T-Abyss.

Tropes used in Resident Evil: Revelations include:
  • Agent Peacock: Raymond Vester
  • Action Bomb: A particular type of enemy that expands when damaged and eventually explodes.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The FBC, under Lansdale's orders, invade the BSAA HQ and take control after Lansdale's role in the Terragrigia incident is revealed.
  • Always Close: Somewhat Subverted the UAV is launched sometime before the satellite laser fires. It is still close evough to lift a tidal wave that comprimizes the Zenobia. And near the end when the self-destruct system goes off all Jill and Chris get to is the area of the ship not immediately blown up.
  • Always Night: Averted in Chris and Jessica's portion of the game, where it starts out during the day. Played straight in Jill and Parker's and Quint and Keith's portions.
  • An Axe to Grind: Parker wields a small axe as his secondary melee weapon.
  • And I Must Scream: Scagdeads.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: While the bulk of the game is seen through Jill and Parker's PoV, it occasionally flip-flops between Chris and Jessica, Quint and Keith, and Parker and Jessica during the Terragrigia Panic.
  • Back from the Dead: The Veltro terrorist group, or so it seems.
  • Bald of Awesome: Quint Cetcham
  • Bald of Evil: Jack Norman
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Lansdale and Norman, leader of Veltro.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Inverted. Chris tries to have one of these when he attempts to rescue a drowning Jill and Parker. Too bad he was on the wrong ship.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Both the trailers and the game itself contains constant references to and quotes from The Divine Comedy, some of which the player will need knowledge of Italian to understand.
  • Body Horror: Most of the enemies show signs of this. Rachel and the communications officer in particular.
  • Bow Ties Are Cool: Jessica's FBC uniform has one.
  • Bullfight Boss: The battles with the large, heavily armoured, one-armed beast on the observation deck (called Draghignazzo) and Norman on the Queen Dido can become this.
  • Call Back: The fight with the mutated communications officer in the promenade shares many elements (gas canisters, high durability, ect.) with the battles with Verdugo and Uroboros in RE4 and RE5, respectively.
    • Norman's mutated form and boss fight is basically the T-Abyss version of a Tyrant.
  • Captain Obvious: "I'm fine, but something's not right here." Jill, after being placed in a random bedroom, waking up, and fighting several of the squidlike creatures.
  • Chainsaw Good: Inverted, the communications officer (and his similarly-mutated brethren) wield a deadly chainsaw on their left arm.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Rachel.
  • Closed Circle: Jill and Parker are stuck on the ship because the boat that took them out to it blows up. Chris and Jessica arrive on the Zenobia and the Semiramis by helicopter, only to find a storm prevents evacuation.
  • Continuity Nod: the brief sequence of Jill and Chris approaching the Spencer Estate during the ending is a direct reference to the Lost in Nightmares scenario of Resident Evil 5, which takes place some time after Revelations.
  • Cthulhumanoid: A majority of enemies.
  • Custom Uniform: Vester's, Parker's, and Jessica's FBC uniforms vary from the main design.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Parker and Jessica.
  • Dead Weight: One of the enemies that explode after death.
  • Degraded Boss: Several enemies, such as the Scagdead and the Scarmiglione, reappear several times after their initial appearance with greatly reduced health.
  • Demoted to Extra: Rachel can be this, when comparing the pre-release trailers and the actual game. While in the trailers her role seems rather important, in the game she gets no dialogue and is killed in her first appearance, only to reappear as a recurring boss-like monster. She is a Chekhov's Gunman, though, involving the UAV.
  • Determinator: Rachel. This is played to the extreme if you use the Rocket Launcher to defeat her while making your way through the hold, as she comes back to attack Parker later on.
    • Norman to a quite literally insane degree. A full year underwater has not deterred his wish for vengeance and it takes two infections from T-Abyss for him to change. And than he takes an absurd amount of force to put down.
  • Disney Death: Parker.
  • Dull Surprise: Jill shows this in the trailers and early in the game. Her referring to Parker's assumed death also comes across as this.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: In the early trailers, Vester, Quint and Keith appear before being formally introduced. Also, Kirk the helicopter pilot from the early levels of RE5 shows up to evacuate Chris and Jill from the sinking Zenobia.
  • Enemy Rising Behind: Played straight and subverted in the second trailer.
  • Everything Sensor: The Genesis Scanner is a multi-purpose tool that can detect hidden items, enemy weak points and handprints, as well as somehow build a composite profile of a virus from a visual scan of infected tissue.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: The Veltro terrorist.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: The second trailer has Raymond Vester, who grabs Jill, who's not shown in detail.
  • First-Name Basis: Many fans may refer to Raymond Vester as "Vester," but Parker only refers to him as "Raymond."
  • Foil: O'Brian and Lansdale.
  • For Doom the Bell Tolls: An ominous bell sound can be heard in the trailers, and a bell can be inspected on the ship deck, which Jill seems wary of.
  • Form-Fitting Wardrobe: Justified, in that wetsuits tend to be that way.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Many of the trailers reveal some information, such as the time Jill and Parker arrive on the ship, and Rachel's death and subsequent mutation.
    • A quick scene when Jill and Parker need to find the UAV has Raymond down by the Promenade Deck. You can hear his half of a conversation before he hangs up when he realizes that Jill and Parker are there. It and his dialogue immediately after becomes fridge brilliance when you realize that he's talking to O'Brian.
  • Friendly Sniper: Jessica. Or so it seems.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Quint, who created the special headset he wears and a lot of the design of the Genesis scanner and the features were his ideas.
  • Gas Mask Mooks: The Veltro leader, several Veltro members, and later Vester.
  • Gun Accessories: Custom gun parts that do everything from boosting damage to reducing shotgun spread.
  • Hat Shop: Jessica wears an ushanka (Russian fur cap) and Chris wears a knit wool cap, during their first segment in the European mountains. Jessica's FBC uniform also has a hat.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: While escaping from the sinking Zenobia, an injured Parker forces Jill and Chris to let him fall to his death so they can escape. He gets better, though.
  • Heterosexual Life Partners: Quint and Keith, and Parker and Vester.
  • Historical In-Joke: The Queen Zenobia is named after a queen named Zenobia. Her fate was lost to history, so there are many guesses as to what happened to her.
  • Hong Kong Dub: The English voiceovers for the FMV cutscenes have noticeably poor lip-synching. Revelations is the first-ever Resident Evil game to be recorded in Japanese before English.
  • Hot-Blooded: Parker
  • I Can Still Fight: Vester says this at one point, when he is injured by Hunters during the Terragrigia Panic.
  • Improbable Hairstyle: Raymond Vester is normally seen as having this by fans, but that hairstyle is entirely possible if one has hair dye and their hair is thick and curly.
  • Interservice Rivalry: The FBC and the BSAA.
  • In-Universe Marketing: The Queen Zenobia has its' own Facebook page. It also has it's own website.
  • Invisible Monsters: Invisible Hunters (Farfarellos) in Quint and Keith's portion of the game.
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: Guess what the weather is during the majority of the ship portions.
  • Karma Houdini: Jessica. O'Brian and Vester to a lesser degree.
  • Kill Sat: The Regia Solis satellite the FBC used to destroy Terragrigia, and which is later used to destroy the Semiramis and almost sinks the Zenobia.
  • Kukris Are Kool: Keith has a set.
  • Leitmotif: There's a main melody interwoven throughout most of the major cutscenes of the game. There's also tracks that act as leitmotifs for specific characters, including Raymond and O'Brian.
  • Meaningful Name: Il Veltro and Terragrigia mean Greyhound and Grey Earth in Italian, respectively.
  • Mexican Standoff: In the first trailer, Chris and Jill appear to point their guns at each other. Similar standoffs occur between Jill, Parker and Raymond, and later between Parker, Raymond and Jessica.
  • Mission Control: O'Brian to the BSAA characters.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Jessica.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Sort of.
  • Never Trust a Trailer: The announcement trailer from E3 2010 is markedly quite different from anything in the final game; the unnamed man in the chair ends up as a mannequin used as part of a trap, old-school zombies are never seen, HUNK was probably used as a placeholder for Veltro agents and Jill and Chris are never opposing forces. Later trailers would also imply that Rachel is quite an important and alive character, when in reality she's dead by the time the game properly starts. Also, Parker being Killed Off for Real is simply not the case.
  • Nice Hat: Chris gets a stocking cap and Jessica gets a fur hat during their mountain hike.
    • During the end, Jessica gets a rather large sunhat.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Jessica is supposed to be from the European Branch of the BSAA like Parker. Not that you can tell by listening to her speak.
  • Not-So-Safe Harbor: The dreary, trash-strewn, slug-beast-infested Mediterranean coastal village that Jill, Parker and O'Brian visit before setting off for the Zenobia.
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: The extended fourth trailer features this, as does the the final chapter inside the sunken Queen Dido.
  • One-Hit Kill: Surprisingly few for a Resident Evil game; the only guaranteed OHK Os are the Scagdeads' sawblades and the underwater beasts in the final chapter eating you if you get too close. And failing the QTE sequence when mutated Jack Norman grabs Jill by the head.
    • The Hunter has a one too.
  • Otaku: Quint Cetcham, fond of making movie references and the BSAA's tech specialist.
  • Perma-Stubble: Chris and Parker.
  • Personal Space Invader: A majority of the enemies.
  • "Previously On...": Invoked by video montages at the beginning of each Episodes playthrough.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: O'Brian. He's overall a nice guy, but he will get after people who are goofing off instead of working.
  • Recurring Boss: The Scagdead enemies appear several times, as does the cloaked monster with the shield-arm and Rachel.
  • Rule of Three: Injuries to the upper left leg. Raymond gets clawed by a Hunter during Terragrigia, Rachel gets clawed by an Ooze before being knocked out and mutating, and Parker takes a bullet to the leg when Jessica shoots him in the same area.
  • Running Gag: Chris runs off and a main character ends up getting involved in a biohazard trying to find him. Also, Jessica makes references to being owed dinner or a drink from people. This ends up being a Player Punch after she shoots Parker.
  • Say My Name: You could make a drinking game out of how many times Parker says "Raymond" and Norman says "Morgan."
  • Scenery Porn: The graphics are at times comparable to Resident Evil 5, thanks to the game using a handheld-based derivative of the same graphics engine, MT Framework.
  • Sequel Hook: The game itself, and specifically The Stinger, efficiently sets the stage for a new villain and shady organisation to replace Wesker and Umbrella/TriCell respectively. One of Chris' lines from the RE6 reveal trailer makes a good bit more sense when you factor this in:

"After what she's done to us... how many of our men are dead because of that bitch?!"

  • Shipper on Deck: Parker seems to think that Jill and Chris are together.
  • Shout-Out: The words on the Veltro banner is from Dante's Inferno, in the original Italian. Specifically, the line is "Infin che il veltro verra, che la farra morir con doglia." It's from Virgil's description of how the Greyhound will rise up and kill the She-Wolf. Several other quotes are relevant as well, such as "abandon all hope, ye who enter here", "messengers from the depths of the Inferno", and "I know not who thou art, nor by what mode thou hast come down here by". Some of the music near the end of the game also uses the Italian lyrics from Canto III; specifically, the lines are, "Per me si va tra perduta gente" and "Per me si va ne la citta dolente," which are on the gates of Hell.
    • Some of the weapons are inspired by movies. The Hydra is a three-barrelled version of Reggie Bannister's quad shotgun in the Phantasm films, and the Pale Rider distinctly resembles The Joker's telescopic revolver he used to shoot down the Batwing.
    • "Two boys, uncovering secrets, wanted dead or alive! Just like The Falcon and the Snowman!"
    • "Sometimes, even Homer nods off, you know?"
    • "He's turning guppies into Jaws!"
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: To the "The Divine Comedy": Parker Luciani may be named after an angel named Lucia from the book and Veltro's translated name (greyhound) refers to the name of the first Canto. In terms of history: Zenobia is named after an ancient queen, and may also refer to the name Zenobius of Florence, who was said to be able to bring the dead back to life. The various stronger BOWs are named after the Malebranche of the Divine Comedy, specifically Farfarellos, Scarmilglione, Draghignazzo, and Malacoda.
  • Sir Swearsalot: Parker. He swears the most out of all of the characters in the game.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Rachel or Rachael?
  • Suspicious Videogame Generosity: Given a new weapon and ammo? Gonna need it.
  • Stylish Protection Gear: Jessica's Russian style fur hat and fur trimmed coat.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Chris and Jill's new partners are very similar to the ones they had in other games - Parker shares traits of Carlos and Barry, and Jessica is similar to Jill and Wesker.
  • Taking the Bullet: Parker does this, to protect Raymond from Jessica.
  • The Mole: Jessica.
  • The Other Darrin: Possibly to avoid voice acting in two back to back games, Jill is voiced by Michelle Ruff instead of Patricia Ja Lee.
  • The Stinger: Jessica is still alive, and is making a shady deal with Vester where she is given a sample of the T-Abyss virus.
  • Those Two Guys: Quint and Keith.
  • Time Bomb: Although there are no genuine time bombs in the game, there are two timed segments, both when the Regia Solis satellite prepares to fire at the Zenobia, and to escape the Zenobia before it sinks.
  • Too Awesome to Use: Somewhat averted, if ammo is easily given to you its gonna be needed, and the other sections equipemt doesn't effect Jill's ammunition so fire away.
  • Too Many Belts: Jill's and Parker's wetsuits, due to all of their equipment being strapped to their bodies in some way.
  • Tragic Monster: Rachel
  • Tyop on the Cover: The side of the box of the North American release calls the game "Resident Evil Revelaitons".
  • Undying Loyalty: Jill is dedicated to finding Chris, despite the storm and insane scenario she gets sucked into.
  • Unnaturally Blue Lighting: The majority of the ship is lit in this way.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: The quote on the banner, the ship being called the Queen Zenobia, etc...
  • Weapon of Choice: While most characters can wield multiple weapons, some of have a unique melee weapon, such as Parker's axe and Keith's kukri knives. Jessica also wields a rifle in all her appearances.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Jill and Chris give O'Brian a small dose of this when his role in the supposed Veltro-ressurrection is revealed.
  • Where Are They Now? Epilogue: At the end of the game, the fates of various characters are revealed, such as Quint and Keith, Parker, Chris, Jill, O'Brian and Jessica.
  • Where the Hell Is Springfield?: Subverted. The ship is in the Mediterranean Sea. The place Chris and Jessica are hiking is in Finland. The only problem is that both locations are rather vague and large. Terragrigia also counts.
  • With This Herring: Jill and Parker go to the Zenobia without any knowledge of what they are getting into, merely armed with pistols. Averted in the other sections, as the characters there are heavily armed due to apparent Veltro presence in the area.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Small circles of fans were put off by Jill's appearance for this game, through generations of gaming and evolution, she was able to keep her looks mostly unchanged, but this installment in the series really gave makeover on her.
  • What Could Have Been: In Jessica's Report on Youtube, there were evidence that Rachel was planned to be a playable character in either the story or in Raid Mode.
    • As explained under Never Trust a Trailer, early versions of the game seemed significantly different from the final, particularly with the apparent Chris/Jill rivalry and the mysterious man speaking at the end of the E3'10 trailer, neither of which appear at all.
  • Xanatos Roulette: So many things could have gone wrong with O'Brian's and Raymond's plans, including but not limited to: If Quint or Keith was one of the traitors, then the whole mess would've collapsed, since Quint figured things out rather quickly. If Raymond wasn't wearing a bulletproof vest, Jessica would have killed him. If Parker and Jill were simply unlucky when Raymond stripped them of their weapons, they would have been ripped apart and eaten. If Jill wasn't in a hurry and continued questioning why Raymond knew about the Regias Solis, then she would've probably realized something was up, which would have caused problems... It's amazing that the only two who died were Rachel and Norman.