Spoiler Alert – Both Resident Evil 7 biohazard Endings and Discussion
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Resident Evil 7 biohazard is the franchise entry that we’ve all been waiting for, a true return to the intimate horror of the Spencer mansion. Though it may look like a typical first-person horror game, the ending reveals quite a few more connections to the overall Resident Evil universe, including both subtle and overt references. While Resident Evil 7 is a great starting place and doesn’t require previous knowledge of the series, it’s certain to lead to some very interesting things going forward, including… wait, nope. We haven’t given you the spoiler warning yet.
Be warned, from here forward there are major spoilers for Resident Evil 7. If you don’t want to be spoiled, turn away now. If you haven’t read our SPOILER FREE review, you should click here to go check it out.
Here’s a a family picture of the Bakers before we get to both Resident Evil 7 endings lying in wait.
In the end, the homicidal nature of the Baker family is revealed to be the result of the E-series bioweapon in the form of a little girl, except she’s kind of aged by the time Ethan gets there. There’s quite a bit going on here, so we recommend watching both of the endings in the video below (or finishing the game yourself), and then we’ll try to help clarify some points you may be confused on. The two endings are achieved through choosing either Mia or Zoe when prompted to give the serum to one of them.
If Ethan chooses to use the serum to save Mia, his wife, he gets the good ending. Mia is alive and well in the end, being shuttled away by a helicopter (that we’ll look more closely at in a moment). Zoe’s fate is left ambiguous. If Ethan chooses Zoe, she ends up dying mere moments later, being killed by Eveline (the personification of the E-series bioweapon), and a couple hours later, Ethan is forced to kill a crazed Mia by beating her with a crowbar and then shoving it through her chest. It’s a lose-lose situation, and who would realistically choose Zoe anyway? It seems to be Capcom’s punishment for making the dumb decision. Other than that, the ending as seen above doesn’t really change. One is full of hope, while the other is doom and gloom.
Mia’s big secret that she was hiding from Ethan is about her being a secret agent caretaker of the E-series bioweapon. Something goes seriously wrong when Evie gets free and wrecks the tanker in the Louisiana bayou, right near the Baker house. The Bakers find her and she infects them, making them kidnap and attempt to turn people into the mold monsters. Three years later, Ethan comes looking for Mia and stumbles upon that very house where the E-series bioweapon has made its home.
In the end, the catatonic grandma is revealed to be Evie, but how did she age from the little girl that crashed a tanker ship just three years earlier? Pausing during the credits reveals some hidden instructions for managing the E-series, and without regular injections, the subject ages at 25 times the normal pace. This means that Evie is over 80 years old by the time Ethan jabs the failsafe into her neck.
Umbrella is the mastermind behind pretty much all of the madness that’s happened since the beginning, but they’ve been dismantled for the most part since Code Veronica. This is why it’s so surprising to see that the helicopters who rescue Ethan at the end are emblazoned with a new Umbrella Corporation logo. “Redfield” (listed in the credits as Chris Redfield) is the one that picks Ethan up, but is this really the Chris Redfield that Resident Evil fans know? Some people have their doubts.
The whereabouts of the Baker’s son, Lucas, is unknown by the end, but its clear that he became privy to the reality of what was going on, never fully being taken by the E-series. He’s in contact with somebody at Umbrella, reporting back to them on the results of Evie’s experiments, and whether that person is “Redfield,” the conspicuously absent Wesker, or someone else entirely, is something that we’ll probably discover either through DLC episodes or the next Resident Evil.
That’s quite a bit to digest, but hopefully we can have some good discussion and theories in the comments below about the events of Resident Evil 7, and where the story could potentially go from here. Feel free to discuss Resident Evil 7 in full below, and stay tuned for PlayStation LifeStyle’s next Spoiler Alert feature to discuss spoilers on the biggest games.
“Spoiler Alert” is a feature from PlayStation LifeStyle that showcases the latest games’ ending(s), and gives the community a safe place to come and discuss spoilers with other people. If you want to see the latest game endings and talk about it, you’ve come to the right place.