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For other iterations of this character, see Brad Vickers (disambiguation).

"He's coming for us.. we're both gonna die! "
— Brad to Jill, shortly before his death.

Brad quote - Both gonna die

Brad Vickers (ブラッド・ヴィッカース Buraddo Vikkāsu?) was a member of the Raccoon Police Department's S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team. He was the unit's chemical protection specialist and, primarily, Alpha's helicopter pilot.[2] Vickers wasn't much of a fighter, and it is not mentioned as to whether or not he had served in any combat capacity before his recruitment into the S.T.A.R.S. unit. His hometown was Delucia.[3]

BiographyEdit

"The police aren't trained for this kind of situation! What could they do?!?"
— Brad commenting upon the futility of the RPD's defensive measures.

On Friday 24 July, 1998, the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team was deployed into the Arklay Mountains to investigate the disappearance of S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team, who the RPD had lost radio contact with the previous night. After spotting and confirming Bravo team's crashed helicopter, Alpha team landed near the wreckage and proceeded to investigate. Vickers then panicked and abandoned his teammates in the Raccoon Forest after witnessing the death of fellow S.T.A.R.S. member Joseph Frost.[4] Upon regaining his composure, Vickers made multiple attempts to re-establish contact with his S.T.A.R.S. teammates whilst flying over the Arklay Mountains and mansion, however, he was unable to receive messages from the damaged radio carried by the survivors. He later assisted them in destroying the Tyrant (T-002 Model) by dropping a Rocket Launcher from the chopper, and then rescued Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Rebecca Chambers and Barry Burton moments before the Spencer Mansion exploded.

Shortly after the incident, in response to pressure from Umbrella, Police Chief Brian Irons had S.T.A.R.S. disbanded. Fearing for his job, Vickers sided with his employer over the decision.[5]

Raccoon City Destruction IncidentEdit

In September, a modified Epsilon strain contaminated Raccoon City's drinking water, turning thousands into Zombies. Vickers and Valentine were the only former-S.T.A.R.S. officers left in the city, but were separated until Monday 28 September. Vickers was stalked across Uptown Raccoon City by the Nemesis-T Type, a B.O.W. sent in by Umbrella Europe to hunt down and kill surviving S.T.A.R.S. members to prove its hunting skills as a valuable commodity. Fleeing from Zombies as well, Vickers made his way to the Black Jack Bar, where he finally found Valentine. He warned her of the "monster" and his experience with the collapse of the police force.

Brad Vickers

Vickers is cornered by the Pursuer.

Soon after, Vickers was spotted again by the Nemesis-T Type, and was chased all the way to the Raccoon Police Station. Injured, he warned Valentine, but was immediately cornered by the B.O.W. as it jumped over the gates. Grabbed by the head and held into the air, the B.O.W. then impaled him through the head with a tentacle. While this wound should have killed him quickly, Vickers was infected with the t-Virus - either solely from the tentacle or a mixture of it and a pre-existing infection. Falling unconscious, he mutated quickly due to the highly potent nature of the tentacles' resin.[6] Vickers soon woke up as a Zombie and walked off. Whether he was shot by survivors or left to his own devices is unknown, but he was certainly dead by the morning of Thursday 1 October when the U.S. Air Force bombed the city with an experimental thermobaric weapon.

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SourcesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Sumner, Shotten, Owen (eds). Archives. p.136.
  2. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), file: "Brad Vickers Profile".
  3. Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), file: "Brad's Note".
  4. Resident Evil (2002), scene: "Prologue".
  5. BIOHAZARD 2 Official Guide Book. Famitsu. pp. 257–262. 
  6. Famitsu interview with Yasuhisa Kawamura.
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