Steve Burnside is born.
As a result of 3 years of solid research on the T-Virus, the research moves into the second stage. The virus becomes stable enough and the first zombies are created as a result. However, the virus only spread to like 90% of people like the Ebola virus. Spencer is disappointed by this and says he wants a virus that can wipe out an entire population. He ignores the costs and stresses to Wesker, Birkin and Marcus that he wants a 100% effective virus whatever it takes. Wesker fails to understand this. On the side Birkin manages to creature a strain within the virus that can cause exceptional mutation on subjects with extraordinary fighting ability – this is the ‘Hunter’.
Young Ashford genius Alexia at only 10 years old, is appointed Senior researcher at Umbrella South Pole laboratory.
People at the Spencer Mansion labs wonder if more success would be achieved if Alexia was there, which annoys Birkin immensely. He becomes a nuisance to Wesker and starts acting abnormally. Birkin moves too fast in his research for the specimens to survive, much to Wesker’s annoyance. Yet Lisa Trevor survived all that was infected with. Wesker questions how she can survive such exposure to so much of the virus.