Twenty years set before the events of Gadiwell outbreak, Bale was still in the military when an leaking incident happened on the island. He uses the military's resources to investigate Umbrella Corporation where he discovers the Tyrant Virus that was being researched and developed on. Four days before Rain Rubens's arrival, He had been hunting some rabbits in the woods where he encountered a Zombie, he tried to fire his hunting rifle but a gunshot had got to the zombie's first. He was later seen by men in the white van, who disposed the zombie and tried to attack him for witnessing it. He managed to got away but is later attacked in his own home, forcing him to wander from places to places in the island to throw them off.
When Norse Chirac, Kate and Rain ventures to his hunting ground to find him. They are attacked by groups of zombified islanders, forcing them to run to the woods. Kate is separated by the two during the pursue prompting Norse directing Rain to continue running in the woods while he searches for her. Rain is then chased by two zombies but Bale manages to shoot and kill them. Rain tearfully reunites with her uncle when a car approaches prompting him to tell her to hide. He and Rain manage to hide from the car but Bale leaves Rain again. Eventually Norse and Rain meet up again, where she proceeds to tell him her encounter with her uncle.
In the woods, Bale searched for Kate, a girl who Paul had informed him of, he manages to find her blue sneaker in front of Umbrella lab in the forest and deduces that she has been taken inside
The next morning Norse and Rain meet up at the ruin lighthouse as directed by Paul. After Norse goes up to check on the cliff that Paul had fall from, Bale is shot in the stomach by an assassin hired by Umbrella and is discovered by Rain. Norse returns and finds the gruesome site, he tries to save him by ripping his shirt and pushed it onto Bale's wound to try and stanch the bleeding to which Bale returns with a smile of gratitude. After Bale tells the pair of the information that they needed, he entrusts Norse with protecting his niece and getting her off the island. Shortly after, he dies from excessive blood loss.
- Asakura, BIO HAZARD The Wicked North Sea (1998).