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The '''Chrysalid Virus''', otherwise known as "C-Virus", is a family of viruses that were created by [[The Family]] as a next-generation bioweapon. With a genome containing genes from t-Veronica and Golgotha Virus, the C-Virus was able to both preserve some degree of intelligence in mutants as well as revive the dead and induce violent mutations in hosts.<ref name="C-Virus">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[The C-Virus]]".</ref><ref name="C-Virus+">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Enhanced C-Virus]]".</ref> A vaccine was created in 2013, ending its reliability as a weapon.<ref name=":0">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[C-Virus Vaccine]]".</ref>
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The '''Chrysalid Virus''', commonly abbreviated as "'''C-Virus'''", is a variant of the [[Progenitor virus]] used in a [[Global Bioterror Attacks|series of bioterrorist attacks]] in [[2012]] and [[2013]]. They are responsible for mutations such as the [[J'avo]].<ref name="C-Virus">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[The C-Virus]]".</ref>
 
 
The C-Virus was created by combining an enhanced version of the [[t-Veronica virus|Veronica virus]] with the [[G-virus]] variant within [[Sherry Birkin]]'s blood.<ref>''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Carla Radames (file)|Carla Radames]]".</ref> Unlike the [[t-Virus]], the C-Virus allows the infected to maintain some of its intelligence, allowing the creatures that mutate from the virus to co-ordinate attacks and use weapons.
 
 
An enhanced version of the C-Virus was engineered, but only three syringes containing it are known of — all three used before the end of the Lanshiang conflict. [[Carla Radames]] is the only one who knows how to produce it.<ref name="C-Virus+">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Enhanced C-Virus]]".</ref>
 
 
==Virology==
 
;Means of Infection
 
At this point, the infection methods of the [[virus]] are mostly unknown, however two forms of primary infection are known. Direct injection into the blood stream is the first, the result of which is the infectee becoming a ''J'avo''. This takes effect almost immediately, causing rapid increase in the subject's strength and speed and causing the subject to develop several eyes. However it seems that by using a more advanced strain, subjects injected can immediately enter into a [[Chrysalid]] state before erupting into a [[Complete Mutation]]. This is seen when Carla Radames uses a [[Needle Bomb]] to inject several [[Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance|BSAA]] operatives, and again when she shoots B.S.A.A operative, Marco, with a needle. It would seem that the infection that mutates humans into a [[Zombie (Resident Evil 6)|Zombie]] is through a gas-based distribution method, via an airborne strain of the virus. The gas kills any who inhale it and later reanimates the corpses.<ref>[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2012/07/21/resident-evil-6-producer-talks-story-combat-amp-multiplayer.aspx?PostPageIndex=1 Producer Interview w/ Game Informer]</ref> The ''[[Lepotica]]'' replicates the C-Virus infection through a gas it expels through its pores, as this gas is seen causing a nearly immediate transformation into a Zombie. The ''[[HAOS]]'' creature developed by Carla housed organs inside its body that produced the same type of gas as the ''Lepotica'', though due to its size would make it capable of infecting a greater area at a greater rate.
 
 
As noted in a [[The C-Virus|file on the virus]], the C-Virus causes the subject to enter an intense state of febrility. Their body heat increases exponentially and the more damage their body sustains (and subsequently the more they have to regenerate), the hotter their body becomes. Although the C-Virus will allow the ''J'avo'' to heal and even mutate (or "evolve") damaged limbs or parts of their body, their body heat will increase to such a point that when they finally succumb to their wounds, their corpses will burn up in bright flames. In some cases, those infected with the C-Virus will exhibit similar symptoms (as seen by the infected BSAA agents in Edonia); when entering a Chrysalid state, their bodies becoming engulfed in flames before the hardened cocoon encases them completely.
 
 
When Carla used the blood of [[Albert Wesker]]'s son, Jake, she was able to create an enhanced version of the C-Virus which eliminated the Chrysalid stage completely. With this enhanced version of the virus, the infected would be able to willingly control various transformations without risking damage to their cellular integrity. The mutations of Simmons greatly exhibited this in his ability to frequently shift back to monstrous canine and dinosaur forms from his broken human form throughout his numerous battles.
 
 
Overall, the C-Virus combines the traits and abilities of the two viruses it was derived from, possessing the adaptive mutations of the G-virus and the combustible properties of the T-Veronica virus. The T-Veronica virus is visible in some of the mutations where the mutations usually result in the development of insect-like appendages. A trait seen in [[Alexia Ashford]]'s later forms, [[Steve Burnside]],  and [[Alexander Ashford, 6th Earl Ashford|Alexander Ashford]]. The quick responses to severe physical trauma are a result of the G-Virus. [[William Birkin]] would change forms when severely injured. It would seem the T-Veronica virus would act as a restraint to keep the mutations from getting out of hand. Furthermore, Simmons' dinosaur form bears several eye-like growths, a signature feature of G-virus B.O.W.s.
 
 
Although those who are infected by the enhanced C-Virus can control their mutations willingly, their brain can still diminish due to the G-virus part in the C-virus, turning them into mere B.O.W.s.
 
 
==Development==
 
The C-Virus development began in 2001 when the method of designing it was discovered by Dr. Carla Radames, who concentrated her PhD in virology and understanding of biological weaponry to impress her employer, [[Derek C. Simmons]]. While considered "obsolescent", the t-Veronica Virus was considered a beneficial base for the virus development, due to the Progenitor Virus' ability to mutate DNA properties. Carla succeeded in removing the t-Veronica Virus' need for the host to go into hibernation in order to co-exist with it; this variant became known as "t-02". Carla quickly began work on the next stage of her development: incorporating the G-Virus' genome into "t-02". Luckily for Carla, through Simmons' links she already had access to samples of the G-Virus present in the regular blood samples taken from Sherry Birkin. She foresaw years of development ahead of her.<ref>''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), "[[The C-Virus]]".</ref>
 
 
The [[Seabed Laboratory]] on the Chinese coast was completed and functioning by 2011, with samples of extremophiles being obtained from the high-temperature environment of the nearby underwater volcano. Their resistance in extreme environments made them interesting additions to the virus' makeup. The facility itself was designed with the primary goal of developing the HAOS B.O.W.,.<ref>''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Underwater Facility (file)|Underwater Facility]]".</ref>
 
 
By June 2011, human trials had reached 323 test subjects. However, 322 died within the first 24 hours. But, with careful detail in understanding the desired traits, the 323rd - the [[Ustanak]] - became a successful bio-weapon. The development of that particular B.O.W. shifted from biological research to designing weapons for it by December.<ref>''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Lab Report]]".</ref><ref>''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Experiment Log]]".</ref>
 
 
In 2013, Carla succeeded in developing the "enhanced C-Virus", reinforcing the virus by forcing it to mutate upon infecting [[Jake Muller]]'s blood samples.<ref name="C-Virus+"/>
 
   
==Incubation Period==
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== History ==
The incubation period of the virus is unknown, but it seems to be very short. If a person becomes infected by a virus cloud then that person can become a zombie within seconds. [[Liz]] and her father took significantly longer to transform, it is quite possible that how much of the gas an individual inhales affects how long it takes for the transformation to occur. Though how long it would have taken for her father to do so is unknown, as she killed and ate him before it could continue. Those infected via C-Virus serum will begin immediate transformation into J'avo, and those infected with an advanced strain can be turned into a Chrysalid creature within seconds.
 
   
==Use in terrorism==
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=== Initial research ===
The first recorded usage of the C-Virus was during the [[2012 Marhawa School incident|Marhawa Academy Outbreak]] sometime in 2012 done by Carla Radames, in which a Lepotica was used to disperse the airborne form of the virus to infect the students of the academy. At that point, the C-Virus existence was unconfirmed until several months later.
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The "C-Virus Project" was the brainchild of [[Derek C. Simmons]], a senior American civil servant and head of [[The Family]], a fraternity with wealthy connections. Simmons believed that the use of bioweapons in warfare was an inevitability, and with the US refusing to continue its own bioweapons development after the [[1998]] [[Raccoon City Destruction Incident]], had The Family privately fund its own research on their behalf.
   
The next record of C-Virus usage was during the [[Edonian Civil War]] in late 2012, still being completely-unknown to the BSAA beforehand.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://capcom.co.jp/bio6/introduction9.html |title=CAPCOM:BIOHAZARD 6 公式サイト INTRODUCTION (page 9)|publisher=Capcom |language=Japanese |accessdate=2012-09-27}}</ref> Carla Radames provided the [[Edonian Liberation Army]] with C-Virus samples, which were widely distributed to their soldiers. To lull them into a false sense of security, the men were misinformed about the nature of the samples, believing them instead to be specialized stimulants to improve combat-effectiveness. Due to the effects of Primary infection, the men turned themselves into J'avo. It was Carla herself who told the BSAA operatives she came across about the C-Virus.
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The C-Virus Project itself was led by Dr. [[Carla Radames]], a child prodigy scouted by the [[Simmons Foundation]] immediately after graduation. Dr. Radames was quickly assigned to a Family laboratory and became influential in its viral and [[Bio Organic Weapon]] projects.<ref name=":1">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Carla Radames (file)|Carla Radames]]".</ref> Though some degree of research took place since 1999,<ref name=":2">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Tall Oaks Cathedral and the Underground Lab]]".</ref> the C-Virus Project itself started sometime in 2001, and went through considerable alterations.<ref name=":1">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Carla Radames (file)|Carla Radames]]".</ref> Working on a variant of [[Progenitor Virus]] or [[t-Virus]], the C-Virus prototype was altered with the splicing of genes extracted from t-Veronica. The virus was acquired by Simmons, probably in 2002 from the recovery of [[Manuela Hidalgo]]. The "t-02" strain, as it was called, was found to preserve much of the intelligence of a human mutant.<ref name=":1">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Carla Radames (file)|Carla Radames]]".</ref> With access to [[Sherry Birkin]], Simmons provided Dr. Radames with a sample of Golgotha Virus to alter the virus further.<ref name=":1">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Carla Radames (file)|Carla Radames]]".</ref>
   
After a short time, [[Umbrella Co.]] had obtained samples of the C-Virus through unknown circumstances. By [[Beginning of the End|October 2012]], the Umbrella Co. had been using C-Virus B.O.W.s in the [[Antarctic Base]] for mercenary training purposes, prototype weapons testing and disposal of unwanted employees. Although unknown, Umbrella Co. presumably planned to sell C-Virus bio-weapons to the black market.
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=== Finalisation ===
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Over the next several years, Dr. Radames created a number of strains that would induce more specific mutations in humans. This method of creating B.O.W.s was vastly different from Umbrella's t-Virus Project, which used cloning methods to replicate successful B.O.W.s. By splicing DNA from a particular individual into the C-Virus, a strain could be created that would turn others into duplicates. Using the massive resources available to The Family, tens of thousands of people were abducted and used as test subjects for the project.
   
The next attack took place six months later in June, 2013. In the American city of [[Tall Oaks]], a C-Virus attack took place during President [[Adam Benford]]'s visit to the nearby [[Ivy University]], where he planned to make a speech on bioterrorism. At least one Lepotica was used to disperse a cloud of the virus across the campus, leading to the transformation of anyone who breathed in infected-air into zombies. Around 70.000 civilians of Tall Oaks were infected during the incident.
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One such sub-project was the creation of a doppengaenger to [[Ada Wong]], a woman Simmons had fallen in love with sometime in the 1990s.<ref>''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[The End of Derek Simmons]]".</ref> Having a sample of her DNA, a C-Virus strain with her genes was tested 12,235 times. Until Dr. Radames herself was forcibly used as a test-subject, each one before became a deformed mutant with only vaguely feminine attributes. This project officially came to a close on 30 April 2009 with Dr. Radames as a successful subject.<ref name=":2" />
   
Meanwhile, in [[Lanshiang]], China, another C-Virus outbreak occurred. Again, this involved a number of cases of Primary infection, as J'avo were rampant throughout the city. Then in a second attack on the city involved cases of secondary infection which created zombies.
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The attempt to clone Wong also birthed other projects, like Lepotica. While accounts differ as to its exact origins, it would appear the strain was an off-shoot of this attempt, and was later used by Dr. Radames in 2012 to infect [[Nanan Yoshihara]] during a test at the [[Marhawa School]]. A sample was taken from Yoshihara which, with further alteration, was completed in time for the mid-2013 attacks.<ref name=":5">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Lepotitsa (file)|Lepotitsa]]".</ref>
   
==Known Treatments==
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As seen during the attacks in Edonia and Lanshiang, and using the J'avo in Neo Umbrella's ranks, Dr. Radames' research resulted in the creation of a number of viral strains equally useful in B.O.W. production. By the Lanshiang attack in mid-2013, strains were in use which turned humans into [[Napad]]s, [[Mesec]], [[Strelac]], [[Ubistvo]] and [[Gnezdo]], among others. Other creatures such as Iluzija were created, but as no others are known to have existed it ''may'' have been a freak mutation.
With the use of Jake Muller's blood, the U.S. government managed to create a vaccine for the C-Virus. It was tentatively given the name "Anti-C." However, the vaccine is not an actual means of treatment for the virus per se. If given to a person who has not been infected with the disease, they will be made immune to the virus although it is noted that it is also not a guaranteed means of preventing infection. If Anti-C were to be used on a victim that had already been infected, it would likely prove fatal. The success rate of those infected is incredibly low and those who have already began to exhibit symptoms of the ''J'avo'' will definitely be killed if the vaccine were to be administered to them.
 
   
The BSAA is tracking Jake Muller to obtain more blood samples from him in the hopes of creating a new vaccine should the C-Virus evolve.
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Following the acquisition of Jake Muller in December 2012, six months of research at a facility in Lanshiang resulted in the creation of the [[Enhanced C-Virus]]. Whereas the viral strains designed to create B.O.W.s were known to halt mutations upon achieving a [[Complete Mutation]] stage of development, this strain effectively made mutation the standard response to severe injury, allowing an organism to mutate into more powerful forms so long as they were still alive.<ref>''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Enhanced C-Virus]]".</ref> Only three known samples of this virus were created, and mutated Simmons, Dr. Radames, and Piers Nivans in radically different ways.[[File:Piers C-Virus.png|thumb|right|200px|[[Piers Nivans]] holding a syringe with the enhanced C-Virus]]Another strain was created at the Seabed Laboratory many miles off the Chinese coast, starting from 2011 at the latest. By collecting samples of microorganisms living in and around an underwater volcano, test subjects would mutate to gain the properties of extremophiles, able to survive in harsh environments such as excessive heat.<ref name=":3">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Underwater Facility (file)|Underwater Facility]]".</ref> This was different from other C-Virus strains, which were known to raise a mutant's body temperature enough they would incinerate.<ref name=":4">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[J'avo (file)|J'avo]]".</ref> The research on this strain resulted in "Haos".<ref name=":3">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Underwater Facility (file)|Underwater Facility]]".</ref>
   
==Known Infected==
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== Transmission ==
*[[Ben Airhart|Airhart, Ben]]
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Though there are many different strains of C-Virus, there are only two means of infection. The first is through direct injection into the body, which normally creates a J'avo. The second means of infection is exposure to the virus in fog-like form, which can be produced by both Lepotica and Haos.<ref name=":5">''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Lepotitsa (file)|Lepotitsa]]".</ref><ref>''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[Haos (file)|Haos]]".</ref> Humans exposed to the virus in this matter become Zombies. Zombies cannot infect others through bites and, like J'avo, a mauling by either will only result in the individual's injury or death. This inability to infect through bites was discovered by Dr. [[Doug Wright]] during the 2012 [[Marhawa Desire]] case.<ref>''Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire'', Vol.2: "[[Part 12: Rooftop Alliance]]".</ref>
**Former BSAA operative. Mutated into a ''[[Napad]]''. Killed by BSAA support troops.
 
*[[Carl Alfonso|Alfonso, Carl]]
 
**Former BSAA operative. Mutated into a ''Napad''. Killed by BSAA support troops.
 
*Benford, Adam
 
**Former United States president. Mutated into a Zombie. Killed by [[Leon Scott Kennedy|Leon S. Kennedy]].
 
*[[Deborah Harper|Harper, Deborah]]
 
**Sister of [[U.S.S.S.]] agent [[Helena Harper]]. Mutated into a [[B.O.W.]] Let go off a cliff by Helena, killing her.
 
*[[Liz]]
 
**Student at Tall Oaks Ivy University. Mutated into a Zombie. Killed by Helena Harper.
 
*[[Finn Macauley|Macauley, Finn]]
 
**Former BSAA American Branch operative. Mutated into a ''Napad''. Killed by BSAA support troops.
 
*[[Piers Nivans|Nivans, Piers]]
 
**Former BSAA operative. Injected himself with an enhanced strain of the C-Virus after losing his right arm, growing a new mutated arm with the ability to discharge electricity. Killed in an underwater facility explosion.
 
*Radames, Carla
 
**Derek C. Simmons' most loyal scientist. Transformed into an Ada Wong look-alike by The Family under Simmons' order, by injecting a Chrysalid cocoon with Ada's DNA. Injected herself with an overdose of the C-Virus after being shot and mutated into a gigantic white goo creature, hellbent on killing Ada. Killed by [[Ada Wong]].
 
*[[Marco Rose|Rose, Marco]]
 
**Former BSAA operative. Mutated into a [[Gnezdo]]. Killed by [[Chris Redfield]] and Piers Nivans
 
*Simmons, Derek C.
 
**Former National Security Advisor. Injected with an enhanced strain of the C-Virus by Carla Radames' J'avo. Simmons had the ability to change form, taking the form of a centaur-like creature, a Tyrannosaurus-like creature, and a giant creature resembling a fly. Between this forms he could also revert to his human body. Simmons was killed by Leon S. Kennedy and Helena Harper.
 
*[[Andy Walker|Walker, Andy]]
 
**Former BSAA operative. Mutated into a ''Napad''. Killed by BSAA support troops.
 
*[[Nanan Yoshihara|Yoshihara, Nanan]]
 
**Former student of Marhawa Academy, also known as "Test Subject C-16" by Carla Radames. Mutated into the first Lepotica. Killed by Chris Redfield and Piers Nivans.
 
*[[Bindi Bergara|Bergara, Bindi]]
 
**Former student of Marhawa Academy. Mutated into the first J'avo, also the only known female J'avo. Killed by Chris Redfield and Piers Nivans.
 
   
==Known Creatures==
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== Effects ==
*Zombie
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C-Virus causes extreme mutations in humans, though different strains can induce different kinds of mutation. The C-Virus contains certain genes from Golgotha that allow it to revive the dead. As a result, if the virus is released within a gas, it can revive corpses as Zombies and, if preserved well enough, this can happen centuries after their original death. Another aspect taken from Golgotha is the ability to mutate into another organism after initial mutation, though may do so by expressing genes from that particular strain. If a J'avo is injured in their arms, they may develop a "[[Ruka-Hvatanje]]" mutation, which grows a new arm with traits of another animal.<ref>''Resident Evil 6'' (2012), file: "[[J'avo Mutations]]".</ref> If a J'avo has sustained too much damage, the virus' attempts to regenerate may instead create so much heat they self-immolate.<ref name=":4" />
**A zombie created from the C-Virus capable of running and using weapons.
 
*[[Whopper]]
 
**A hulking version of the C-Virus zombie that uses its weight to its advantage.
 
*[[Shrieker]]
 
**A C-Virus zombie with mutated lungs capable of producing an ear-piercing scream.
 
*[[Zombie Dog (C-Virus)|Zombie Dog C]]
 
**Dogs that have been mutated into zombies through the C-Virus infection.
 
*[[Bloodshot]]
 
**A rare form of zombie that is more mobile and more vicious with all of its muscle tissue exposed.
 
*''J'avo''
 
**Fully-intelligent humans infected with the C-Virus causing spontaneous regeneration and mutation.
 
*[[Chrysalid]]
 
**A Chrysalid is a state that many C-Virus produced creatures enter before erupting as what is known as a "Complete Mutation."
 
*''[[Strelac]]''
 
**A lizard-like creature with the primary function of frightening intruders. The ''Strelac'' is a Complete Mutation hatched from a Chrysalid.
 
*''[[Mesec]]''
 
**A highly-intelligent crow-like creature that only feeds on corpses. The ''Mesec'' is a Complete Mutation hatched from a Chrysalid.
 
*''Napad''
 
**A large, hulking creature that is protected by a tough outer shell and thick musculature. The ''Napad'' is a Complete Mutation hatched from a Chrysalid.
 
*''[[Gnezdo]]''
 
**A swarm or hornet-like insects that often takes the shape of a human woman. The ''Gnezdo'' is a Complete Mutation hatched from a Chrysalid and was actually a failed product of Simmons attempting to recreate Ada Wong.
 
*''Lepotica''
 
**A tall creature covered in pores capable of expelling a gas that turns humans into zombies. The ''Lepotica'' is a Complete Mutation and was actually a failed product of Simmons attempting to recreate Ada Wong.
 
*''[[Rasklapanje]]''
 
**A Leech-like parasitic creature that can detach and regenerate limbs.
 
*''[[Ogroman]]''
 
**A behemoth of a creature with a growth on the back of its neck with some kind of metal connector. The ''Ogroman'' is likely a Complete Mutation, as Chris Redfield and Piers Nivans witness it "hatching" aboard an anti-aircraft ship.
 
*''[[Brzak]]''
 
**A creature resembling a monstrous shark that relies on vibrations in the water to hunt its prey.
 
*''[[Iluzija]]''
 
**A giant, snake-like creature that hunts using its ability to blend in completely with its surroundings.
 
*''[[Ubistvo]]''
 
**A human-shaped monster with its heart in its arm, powering a fused organic chainsaw made of flesh, bone, and muscle tissue. The ''Ubistvo'' is a Complete Mutation, its "birth" witnessed by Ada Wong while in China.
 
*''Ustanak''
 
**An overly-muscular human-like creature with a metallic arm attachment and a variety of accessories made by Neo Umbrella scientists.
 
*''[[Oko]]''
 
**Large insects created by an organ on ''Ustanak'''s back, acting as his "eyes."
 
*''HAOS''
 
**A massive B.O.W. with a skull-like face and lower body resembling that of a centipede and cuttlefish.
 
*Deborah Harper
 
**An apparent human with discolored skin and spider-like appendages that can extend from its back. Deborah's mutation is a Complete Mutation.
 
*Carla Radames
 
**An enormous shapeless white goo with what remains of Carla's face.
 
*Derek C. Simmons
 
**Either a centaur, a giant T-Rex creature, or a massive insect shaped B.O.W. that can shape shift back and forth to a more human form.
 
   
== Further Notes ==
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Intelligence remains in hosts to a greater extent than t-Virus strains. In J'avo, they are capable of following orders received before mutation as well as still retaining their knowledge of how to perform actions. For example, the Edonian rebels continued to fight the BSAA as they did the Edonian military, through the use of firearms, tanks and planes.<ref name=":4" />
* The color of the C-Virus is green, while it's enhanced C-Virus version is bright red.
 
   
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== Treatment<nowiki/> ==
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As of 2013, the only known treatment for the C-Virus is the "Anti-C" vaccine. While it is possible other iterations were made in the years after, the initial Anti-C was only recommended in vaccination of people not yet infected with the virus. It had a low success rate in those immediately infected with the virus, while mutants like J'avo and the Complete Mutants had a 0% survival rate.<ref name=":0" /><nowiki/>
 
==Sources==
 
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Prime universe
(Capcom's primary storyline)
See also: C-Virus (Liberty)
C-Virus cloud

C-Virus spreading through the air over Lanshiang

The Chrysalid Virus, otherwise known as "C-Virus", is a family of viruses that were created by The Family as a next-generation bioweapon. With a genome containing genes from t-Veronica and Golgotha Virus, the C-Virus was able to both preserve some degree of intelligence in mutants as well as revive the dead and induce violent mutations in hosts.[1][2] A vaccine was created in 2013, ending its reliability as a weapon.[3]

History

Initial research

The "C-Virus Project" was the brainchild of Derek C. Simmons, a senior American civil servant and head of The Family, a fraternity with wealthy connections. Simmons believed that the use of bioweapons in warfare was an inevitability, and with the US refusing to continue its own bioweapons development after the 1998 Raccoon City Destruction Incident, had The Family privately fund its own research on their behalf.

The C-Virus Project itself was led by Dr. Carla Radames, a child prodigy scouted by the Simmons Foundation immediately after graduation. Dr. Radames was quickly assigned to a Family laboratory and became influential in its viral and Bio Organic Weapon projects.[4] Though some degree of research took place since 1999,[5] the C-Virus Project itself started sometime in 2001, and went through considerable alterations.[4] Working on a variant of Progenitor Virus or t-Virus, the C-Virus prototype was altered with the splicing of genes extracted from t-Veronica. The virus was acquired by Simmons, probably in 2002 from the recovery of Manuela Hidalgo. The "t-02" strain, as it was called, was found to preserve much of the intelligence of a human mutant.[4] With access to Sherry Birkin, Simmons provided Dr. Radames with a sample of Golgotha Virus to alter the virus further.[4]

Finalisation

Over the next several years, Dr. Radames created a number of strains that would induce more specific mutations in humans. This method of creating B.O.W.s was vastly different from Umbrella's t-Virus Project, which used cloning methods to replicate successful B.O.W.s. By splicing DNA from a particular individual into the C-Virus, a strain could be created that would turn others into duplicates. Using the massive resources available to The Family, tens of thousands of people were abducted and used as test subjects for the project.

One such sub-project was the creation of a doppengaenger to Ada Wong, a woman Simmons had fallen in love with sometime in the 1990s.[6] Having a sample of her DNA, a C-Virus strain with her genes was tested 12,235 times. Until Dr. Radames herself was forcibly used as a test-subject, each one before became a deformed mutant with only vaguely feminine attributes. This project officially came to a close on 30 April 2009 with Dr. Radames as a successful subject.[5]

The attempt to clone Wong also birthed other projects, like Lepotica. While accounts differ as to its exact origins, it would appear the strain was an off-shoot of this attempt, and was later used by Dr. Radames in 2012 to infect Nanan Yoshihara during a test at the Marhawa School. A sample was taken from Yoshihara which, with further alteration, was completed in time for the mid-2013 attacks.[7]

As seen during the attacks in Edonia and Lanshiang, and using the J'avo in Neo Umbrella's ranks, Dr. Radames' research resulted in the creation of a number of viral strains equally useful in B.O.W. production. By the Lanshiang attack in mid-2013, strains were in use which turned humans into Napads, Mesec, Strelac, Ubistvo and Gnezdo, among others. Other creatures such as Iluzija were created, but as no others are known to have existed it may have been a freak mutation.

Following the acquisition of Jake Muller in December 2012, six months of research at a facility in Lanshiang resulted in the creation of the Enhanced C-Virus. Whereas the viral strains designed to create B.O.W.s were known to halt mutations upon achieving a Complete Mutation stage of development, this strain effectively made mutation the standard response to severe injury, allowing an organism to mutate into more powerful forms so long as they were still alive.[8] Only three known samples of this virus were created, and mutated Simmons, Dr. Radames, and Piers Nivans in radically different ways.
Piers C-Virus

Piers Nivans holding a syringe with the enhanced C-Virus

Another strain was created at the Seabed Laboratory many miles off the Chinese coast, starting from 2011 at the latest. By collecting samples of microorganisms living in and around an underwater volcano, test subjects would mutate to gain the properties of extremophiles, able to survive in harsh environments such as excessive heat.[9] This was different from other C-Virus strains, which were known to raise a mutant's body temperature enough they would incinerate.[10] The research on this strain resulted in "Haos".[9]

Transmission

Though there are many different strains of C-Virus, there are only two means of infection. The first is through direct injection into the body, which normally creates a J'avo. The second means of infection is exposure to the virus in fog-like form, which can be produced by both Lepotica and Haos.[7][11] Humans exposed to the virus in this matter become Zombies. Zombies cannot infect others through bites and, like J'avo, a mauling by either will only result in the individual's injury or death. This inability to infect through bites was discovered by Dr. Doug Wright during the 2012 Marhawa Desire case.[12]

Effects

C-Virus causes extreme mutations in humans, though different strains can induce different kinds of mutation. The C-Virus contains certain genes from Golgotha that allow it to revive the dead. As a result, if the virus is released within a gas, it can revive corpses as Zombies and, if preserved well enough, this can happen centuries after their original death. Another aspect taken from Golgotha is the ability to mutate into another organism after initial mutation, though may do so by expressing genes from that particular strain. If a J'avo is injured in their arms, they may develop a "Ruka-Hvatanje" mutation, which grows a new arm with traits of another animal.[13] If a J'avo has sustained too much damage, the virus' attempts to regenerate may instead create so much heat they self-immolate.[10]

Intelligence remains in hosts to a greater extent than t-Virus strains. In J'avo, they are capable of following orders received before mutation as well as still retaining their knowledge of how to perform actions. For example, the Edonian rebels continued to fight the BSAA as they did the Edonian military, through the use of firearms, tanks and planes.[10]

Treatment

As of 2013, the only known treatment for the C-Virus is the "Anti-C" vaccine. While it is possible other iterations were made in the years after, the initial Anti-C was only recommended in vaccination of people not yet infected with the virus. It had a low success rate in those immediately infected with the virus, while mutants like J'avo and the Complete Mutants had a 0% survival rate.[3]

Sources

  1. Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "The C-Virus".
  2. Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "Enhanced C-Virus".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "C-Virus Vaccine".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "Carla Radames".
  5. 5.0 5.1 Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "Tall Oaks Cathedral and the Underground Lab".
  6. Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "The End of Derek Simmons".
  7. 7.0 7.1 Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "Lepotitsa".
  8. Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "Enhanced C-Virus".
  9. 9.0 9.1 Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "Underwater Facility".
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "J'avo".
  11. Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "Haos".
  12. Resident Evil: The Marhawa Desire, Vol.2: "Part 12: Rooftop Alliance".
  13. Resident Evil 6 (2012), file: "J'avo Mutations".
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