reHorror: The clone in red?
For this installment of reHorror I decided to tackle a topic that’s been debated for quite a while now: Has Ada been cloned?
In Resident Evil 6’s trailers and screens we’ve been shown an Ada that’s different than the beautiful spy in red we’ve become accustomed with previously (she’s still beautiful, though). Sure, she’s always been one to kick ass, but in Resident Evil 6, she’s being depicted as basically a global terrorist, carrying out Neo-Umbrella’s dirty work. But is it really her?
This article is meant to add more fuel to this ongoing discussion, and I would love to see all your thoughts in the comments below. So, could this Ada be the real lady in red? Or, as Krauser would say, could this really be our beloved “bitch in the red dress”? Let’s start off by seeing what our beloved spy has been up to prior to the global terror in Resident Evil 6. And, yes, the picture below is of me with my old-school Ada-cut.
When she made her 32-bit debut in Resident Evil 2, Ada was roaming the confines of the RPD station looking for her Umbrella-employed boyfriend, John, during the Raccoon City outbreak. She had met John when she infiltrated Umbrella’s Arklay laboratory to obtain valuable intel. John became quite attached to Ada, even using her name as a password! After this, she was out to get her hands on the G-Virus sample for the Organization, all while being in the middle of hell on Earth in Raccoon City.
We see Ada “die” in Leon’s arms towards the end of Resident Evil 2, after being attacked by a T-103 Tyrant. Ada then makes a comeback at just the right time. Engulfed in shadow, Ada throws Leon a rocket launcher to put an end to the fiery Tyrant. She goes on to do something similar during Resident Evil 4’s final boss fight against Saddler, too. She loves doing that. Jumping and tossing are big parts of Ada’s exercise.
Wesker was quite pleased to see Ada having acquired the G-Virus sample, and he told her where an evac chopper could be found in the city, before everything went boom. Fighting against the clock , Ada was able to escape the city with the sample in her possession, and she lived to see another day. This time she would be trekking to another part of the world.
Resident Evil 4 saw the return of Leon and Ada, six years after the Raccoon City outbreak. Leon questioned Ada’s allegiance to Wesker when they first crossed paths face-to-face in the game. Of course, Ada was still serving a mysterious rival Organization. Now here mission was to collect a sample of the Plaga, which Saddler had already unleashed. Ada got some help on this mission, thanks to Mr. Game Time, Luis (R.I.P.), who knew everything about the parasite. Wesker also sent Krauser on this mission, who didn’t exactly play nice with Ms. Wong. However, thanks to him we got the classic “Bitch in the Red Dress” line!
It’s funny because, thanks to Ada, Leon was able to see his mission through and leave with Ashley. And as aforementioned, Ada did toss Leon yet another launcher that helped him destroy a mutated Saddler. Speaking of which, Ada also crossed paths with the man who loves impaling others with his giant…tentacle thing. Poor Luis… Ada also went up against Krauser, who was already badly wounded from his bout with his former comrade, Leon.
In the end, Ada once against succeeded in retrieving a requested sample for her superiors, this time leaving with a sample of the Plaga. At least she helped Leon and Ashley escape Saddler’s fortified island, though, by throwing a motorboat key (with an adorable bear key chain) at the Ladies Man before making her escape. She actually used her classic double-crossing prowess on Wesker, though. It turns out, she didn’t exactly give Wesker the dominant sample he wanted. However, Wesker went on to obtain his own sample from Krauser’s body. Now it’s on to her speculated role in Resident Evil 6!
With Resident Evil 6’s debut trailer, fans were thrilled to see both Leon and Chris taking on a new global outbreak. Then with the game’s second trailer (from Captivate), we were given a look at a mysterious female character, who looked quite familiar at the same time (pictured above). I automatically started calling this character Ada, but after thinking more about it, and after reading all the discussion going on revolving her, I started to buy into the whole “Ada’s clone” story angle that could end up being one of the game’s big twists.
In the Captivate trailer we see “Ada” confronting Jake, telling him that he’s the son of Albert Wesker, therefore making him the owner of a very special blood type (the whole world is out for his blood, which can be used to fight the C-virus). We also see her acting different than she has before. She unleashes the C-Virus in an Eastern European region, where Chris and his men are. This leads to Chris losing his squad right before his very eyes as Ada throws a C-Virus-filled grenade inside a cell holding the BSAA soldiers. After witnessing all this, Chris is a changed man, and he wants nothing but to see Ada dead for what she did. Hell, it doesn’t help that she’s also instrumental in the global bio-terror going on. Leon’s not going to be too happy with Chris trying to kill his beloved woman in red, though, and we get a glimpse of the confrontation this will lead to between the two in the same trailer.
Ada…a killer? Ada’s long been portrayed as a very skilled spy and double-crosser, but as a straight up terrorist? That’s not Ada. Of course, we never got to learn the Organization’s true motives for collecting all the virus samples, so perhaps her plan might have been to be part of the creation of a new virus to be spread worldwide all along. Which brings us to Neo-Umbrella, under the command of Derek Simmons. But I doubt a global outbreak is what Ada’s been planning all along. So what’s she doing with this new corporation?
Now we have Resident Evil 6’s E3 trailer. Along with the release of this trailer and a batch of new screens, we got the confirmation that Ada Wong is, in fact, in the game. However, we see an Ada that looks different than the one from the Captivate trailer. Yeah, yeah, I know: Ada could’ve just opted to change her outfit at some point in the game, still wearing red in both looks, but what if this is a different Ada than the one we saw before?
In the same trailer we learn about Derek Simmons and Neo-Umbrella. No exact specifics have been given about the new company, but it’s not hard to imagine that it’s meant to be a new, more deadly reincarnation of the former pharmaceutical corporation. It’s also revealed that Ada will play quite a big role in this new company, and she’s being tasked with spreading the bio-terror around the world by unleashing the C-Virus and the deadly new BOWs the new virus brings. But the way that Simmons refers to Ada–when he’s speaking to her in the image above–by calling her “Neo-Umbrella’s very own Ada Wong”, is what makes me think that she’s definitely been cloned. He also shares his plans for global terror with her, to which she gives a sexy smirk. He’s basically saying “look, I’m going to spread this new virus all over the world, and I’m going to be using my own Ada to do so.” At least that’s what I think.
The Ada we’ve all come to know and love is one hell of a spy and a very valuable asset to any company that decides to hire her for their dirty work. Of course Simmons would love to have someone like her on his side, for Neo-Umbrella. So, if he can’t have the real Ada, why not clone her, right? That’s what I think happened here. But how exactly did he go on about that? Perhaps Ada volunteered to have herself be used as a test subject for the purposes of being cloned to help her be at more than one place at once, which for a spy like her, would definitely help a whole lot with whatever mission she’s currently assigned. Maybe this experiment was originally at the hands of the Organization, ultimately ending up with Simmons somehow.
At the beginning of the Captivate trailer, we hear Simmons asking Ada– well, one of the Ada’s– how she’s feeling. Ada responds by asking “more games?”. Simmons says no, letting her know that there’s something he thinks she should see. This makes me think that the real Ada has been captured by Simmons and is being held somewhere to see all all the craziness that’s going on in the world thanks to the C-Virus outbreaks. Maybe Simmons wants to show her what his “Ada” has been up to, making everyone think it’s really her, also fooling Chris and Leon, of course. After escaping, Ada might plot her revenge against Simmons, at first playing a long with his orders before enacting her plan to bring him down.
Then we have Carla Radames. Carla was said to be an Ada clone in the leaked character listing for the game . The same list also revealed Wesker Jr. before Capcom officially revealed the mysterious mercenary’s true identity with the Captivate trailer. So, it seems to have been pretty damn legit. And guess what? We’ve already seen Carla’s name in the game’s E3 trailer, along with a picture, showing that Carla could be Simmons’s wife. She definitely has a role in the Ada cloning process in some way.
Perhaps Simmons has used Carla’s body for some heavy duty experimenting, injecting it with the C-Virus with the goal of making his very own Ada Wong. We know the virus is responsible for the J’avo, but if administered in a particular fashion, it could also be used for cloning. That what I think happened here. And it would tie in with the quick image we saw of a computer screen (pictured below) in the Captivate trailer which listed very brief information about a C-Virus experiment with the test subject’s name blurred out. Yup, the test subject could be Carla.
One thing’s for sure: There’s going to be hell to pay when Ada finds out that her clone is making her look like a global terrorrist. In the E3 trailer we do see her walking away from a burning lab, maybe the same lab her clone was created in. Thanks to Simmons, now Ada has Chris hot on her trail, wanting to blow her brains out like a zombie. Leon is also being fooled into thinking this is really the woman he once loved, and possibly still loves. Regardless, it looks like we’re set for one hell of a twist. And it’s funny, because if the Ada clone ends up being killed, the real Ada is still running around, free to do whatever she pleases since she’s believed to be dead. That makes a spy’s job even easier!
What do you guys think? Do you believe we’re dealing with a clone here? Sound off in the comments below! I hope you all have a great week.