The new Resident Evil movie explains why Jill Valentine hasn’t aged

What is her secret?
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during Stream Capcom show yesterday We took another look at the latest vampire cg movie, Resident Evil: Isle of Doom. The classic trailer appeared repeats characters like rock-punching enthusiast Chris Redfield; Leon Kennedy; and badass EMP-wielding jil Valentine. While both Chris and Leon have aged significantly since their last appearance in a major video game, it appears that Jill hasn’t aged a day since. Resident Evil 2. Of course, Capcom has a ridiculous story explanation for why that is.

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Resident Evil: Isle of Doomwhich occurs between Resident Evil 6 And Resident Evil 7And It follows two separate storylines in which Leon tries to rescue a kidnapped doctor while Chris investigates a zombie outbreak in California. Jill later joins Leon and Chris in a zombie shenanigans after a T-virus rehab session. This nugget of information will be an important piece of the Jill de-Aging puzzle.

Aging is scary, it seems

Rather than simply saying they prefer Jill V’s personality model Resident Evil 3 remakethe official Death Island Twitter, at New character postHe said that the side effects of Jill’s TV virus infection had “slowed her aging”.

Legacy nerds like myself will remember that Jill contracted the T-Virus in resident evil 3 When she was 23 years old. according to Capcom official repeats timetableAnd RE3 in 1998 and Death Island in 2015, making Jill almost 40 years old. Leon and Chris will be 38 and 42, respectively. But the reason for Jill’s apparent ability to stop the passage of time also means she has to wear the same clothes from the late ’90s.

Most likely, the real reason Capcom decided to be a coward and not age a generation alongside her male cohorts is that in pop culture there is nothing scarier than women who age like normal humans. Look no further than the fact that Chun-Li’s character model Street Fighter 6 It looks small as it did on Street Fighter II. While we can notice Chun-Li and Jill’s lack of aging since they’re both born with good genes (altered genes in Jill’s case), it’s very clear that Capcom is reluctant to create more distinctly aged renditions of its various female characters. Although Capcom can make the appearance of Chunner, Cammy, and others ageless Street Fighteradmittedly Messy schedule, much like Jill’s lack of aging, betrays how the value of women in our society is intimately linked to beauty and a youthful appearance. As surprising as it is, it’s still hard to see.

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Death Island It will mark the fifth in the series for those who haven’t kept up with canon, so bad they’re good vampire CG movies. repeatsTheir CG movies (in chronological order) include Resident Evil Degeneration (2006), condemnation (2012), revenge (2017) and Infinite darkness (2021). They are all awful, and I love them.

Resident Evil: Isle of Doom It is scheduled to be released later this summer.

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