"Even I had enough. Just thinking about the column I have to write... Huh. Getting a headache. [...] Thanks, but... I'll pass... "
— Alyssa, after being offered an Umbrella product to treat her headache.
Alyssa Ashcroft, was a field reporter for The Raccoon Press, an occupation which has given her an insatiable appetite for collecting information.
Her strong, ambitious personality makes her pushy, argumentative, and a sore loser who often clashes with others. Alyssa can be very egotistical and self-centered, and refers to herself as "drop dead gorgeous." She enjoys being active through working out and looking beautiful is one of her utmost priorities. Despite her personality, Alyssa is a caring person who will take care of other people if needed.
Her character scenario is Flashback featured in Outbreak File#2.
Life Before the Raccoon City Outbreak
In 1993, her friend and fellow journalist Kurt went to the north-west Arklay Mountains investigating suspicious deaths in a hospital. During his investigation, he was attacked by Al Lester's alternate alias - the "Axe Man". He was injured, and remained at the Suspension Bridge until Alyssa's arrival.
Such a horrible memory caused her to forcibly forget it, only to remember again during the 1998 Raccoon City Destruction Incident when she explored the area to find a way out of Raccoon City and the Arklay Mountains.
"I got a weapon. I'm stoked!"
During the 1998 Raccoon City Destruction Incident, Alyssa was confronted by numerous dangerous situations. Overcoming them, she managed to escape from the city before its destruction at the hands of Heaven's Gate's Sterilization Operation. She either escaped the city by being rescued by two firefighters in a helicopter, or with Linda by herself by driving a military jeep. The latter is considered canon.
Alyssa is a canon character in Resident Evil Outbreak File#2 Flashback scenario. In the scenario, she is seen visiting the cabin of Al Lester, who would lead her and the survivors into the Abandoned Hospital. Fighting her way through the horrors of the hospital, Alyssa and the survivors fought Dorothy, a giant plant which consumed Dorothy Lester's body and the building around it. As the hospital crumbles, the survivors made it out alive after Dorothy's defeat. Alyssa pondered on the events and nightmares she had experienced along with her memories of Kurt.
After Raccoon City
"I'm fully aware of that, thank you very much. It's all about strength. Physical strength. "
After the Raccoon City incident, Alyssa is seen weightlifting. Afterwards, she is seen sitting down and watching a news report about Umbrella.
She then picks up a newspaper, noticing an article she has written titled "What is a B.O.W.: Blowing the Lid Off this Horrifying Secret Project." The newspaper also shows a picture of her next to the headline, and with a smile, she then returns to weightlifting.
Missing people in Dulvey
At the start of 2016, she wrote an article for the Dulvey Daily surrounding the disappearances of at least twenty people around Dulvey, Louisiana, who had gone missing in a period of two years.
Appearance & Wardrobe
During the Outbreak, Alyssa is a reporter with a "no-nonsense" manner, which suits well with her outfit: short blond hair, closed shirt in red suit and trousers, and brown shoes. It's her trademarked suit that follows most of her time as a field reporter, even during a Flashback - especially the death of Kurt.
Alyssa has 4 unlockable alternative costumes:
- Type B: Street Scene, a jogger set with orange sunglasses.
- Type C: Midnight Caller, a seductive red dress with black stiletto heels and she has slight resemblances to Alice Abernathy
- Type D: Karate Uniform, a white karate gi tied with a black belt.
- Type E: Victory Road, another type of sportswear set with the exception of a very short bottom and a white cap, instead of the glasses.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Resident Evil Outbreak File 2 Character selection screen.
- ↑ Flashback, Alyssa visions.