Resident Evil 6 Has the Weirdest Story in the Series
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WARNING: We’re discussing the full story of Resident Evil 6. MASSIVE SPOILERS HEREIN. This is your first and only warning. If you want something more palatable, consider our Resident Evil 6 review instead.
Resident Evil stories are not exactly known for being exactly easy to follow, or for making a ton of sense — and Resident Evil 6‘s storyline is the strangest of the bunch.
The whole plot comes together in four parts, each from the perspective of a different set of characters. But none of those characters really has the full story, until the fourth campaign is unlocked upon completing the other three. That campaign features Ada Wong, a central figure in Resident Evil 6, and it recasts all the events to be even stranger than they already seemed.
In fact, Resident Evil 6 is a demented stalker love story that almost destroys the world.
While Resident Evil 6 gives you the full campaign in a disjointed order from the points of view of each character, we’re going to slap it around and put it into chronological order — and show you just what the hell is going on.
Simmons and Wong
At its core, while the story seems to be about zombies, a group called Neo Umbrella, and a plot to destroy everything, it’s actually about one event, and the things that that event spawned.
Derek Simmons wanted to be Ada Wong’s boyfriend.
You remember Ada Wong, right? She’s the spy who first showed up in Resident Evil 2 and managed to make off with the G-Virus, but not before developing a bit of a weird relationship with series protagonist Leon S. Kennedy. Since then, she’s shown up wherever Leon has, to both interfere and help out. Previously, Wong worked for a shadowy group of which Albert Wesker was a part, but Wesker’s dead now, and she needs new stuff to do.
Meanwhile, there’s Derek Simmons, National Security Adviser. Simmons is a central antagonist in Resident Evil 6, especially in Leon’s campaign. He’s the big bad that you run down and kill through the course of Leon’s five chapters.
But when you get to Chris Redfield’s campaign and that of Jake Muller, things get weird, and it starts to seem like Ada Wong is the primary evil person behind the various biohazard outbreaks in the game. So what gives?
As is revealed definitively during Ada’s campaign, there are actually two Ada Wongs. The one you play as, who wears red, is the original Ada. The one in purple is a clone, created by Simmons.
Derek Simmons wanted to date Ada Wong. Ada said no. Simmons couldn’t handle it.
Simmons and his family have a ton of money, and the guy has been working on bio-organic weapons research for years. He was a friend of Leon’s boss, President Adam Benford, for something like 30 years, and Simmons was knowledgeable of, or complicit to a degree in, the Raccoon City Incident — as was the entire U.S. government because of weapons contracts with Umbrella.
So Simmons has been conducting secret C-virus research in his spare time, using the lab under a cathedral in the city of Tall Oaks. And after Ada broke up with him, or otherwise rejected him, Simmons went a little crazy. He decided to use the C-virus to “clone” Ada.
Unfortunately, this couldn’t just be done with standard cloning. Simmons needed a woman with the right DNA to be mutated with the C-virus into the Ada clone. Test subjects failed, and eventually he discovered that one of his researchers, Carla, a woman who trusted Simmons, could be the subject he needed. So he used the C-virus to turn Carla into Ada.
When you see Ada in purple in the story, that’s the Ada clone — Carla. Though she’d been transformed, Carla remembered something of her former life, and she hated Simmons for what he’d done to her, so she started to plot her revenge.