The Alexia-Pod (触手 shokushu ) was part of a huge plant-like organism called Veronica Plant resting under the Antarctic Base with which the T-Veronica-infected Alexia Ashford shared a symbiotic relationship.
It is unknown who created the plant, although Alexia is perhaps the one behind its creation, during her experiment with the T-Veronica virus. The Alexia-Pod became active at around the same time as Alexia's revival.
The plant possessed a number of large, mutated plant vines which extend throughout the terminal, and were controlled by Alexia. The tentacles possess great speed and strength, being fast enough to catch up to Steve Burnside and Claire Redfield's fleeing snowmobile in Antarctica, and strong enough to deliver a devastating blow to Steve's mutant form.
The plant seemingly had mutagenic properties not unlike V-Complex, as seen in the non-canon Game of Oblivion scenario from Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. As Alexia Ashford changed into her second form, the Pod's had assisted her mutation by supplying the additional biomass required to become larger.
- Capcom. Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. (Capcom Co., Ltd). File: Tentacle.
- (in Japanese) BIOHAZARD CODE: Veronica Kanzenban Kaitai Shinsho. Enterbrain. p. 77.
- Excerpt from BIOHAZARD CODE: Veronixa Kanzenban Kaitai Shinsho, page 77:
"アレクシアが15年の眠りから目覚めると同時に南極基地に出現した、 謎の触手。大樹の根にも似たその正体は、 15年の歳月を経てT-Veronicaとの共生を果たしたアレクシアの一部である。触手自体に感覚器はないが、 アレクシアさえ気づいていれば基地のいかなる場所からも現れ、 ヘビのように身をくねらせつつ対象に接近し、 先端部をたたきつけて攻撃する。その身体は伸縮自在で、 場合によっては数kmも伸ばすことが可能。 "